CS Con -Elliott, John Milton - C.S. Congressman, KY

John Milton Elliott

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Born: May 16, 1820

Birthplace: Scott County, Virginia

Father: John Lisle Elliott 1794 – 1855
(Buried: Elliott Family Cemetery, The Ridge, Kentucky)​

Mother: Jane Ritchie 1795 – 1870
(Buried: Elliott Family Cemetery, The Ridge, Kentucky)​

Wife: Susan Jane Smith 1834 – 1912
(Buried: Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Kentucky)
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Political Party: Democratic Party
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Education:


1841: Graduated from Emory and Henry College​

Occupation before War:

1843 – 1853: Attorney in Prestonsburg, Kentucky​
1847: Kentucky State Representative​
1853 – 1859: United States Congressman from Kentucky​
1853 – 1855: Member of House Revolutionary Claims Committee​
1855 – 1857: Member of House Public Expenditures Committee​
1857 – 1859: Chairman of House Public Expenditures Committee​
1858: Choose not to be a candidate for re-nomination to U.S. Congress.​
1859 – 1861: Attorney in Prestonsburg, Kentucky​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Kentucky Delegate to Confederate Provisional Congress​
1861 – 1862: Fought unsuccessfully the laws delegating the President the power to strip outlying areas of their local defense troops.​
1862 – 1865: Confederate States Congressman from Kentucky​
1862 – 1864: Chairman of House Enrolled Bills Committee​
1862 – 1865: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee​
1862 – 1864: Chairman of Joint Engrossment and Enrollment Committee​
1864 – 1865: Member of House Post Offices and Post Roads Committee​
1864: Not in favor of imposing heavy taxes, he felt this would deprive refugee Kentuckians of much of their remaining wealth.​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1868: Attorney in Prestonsburg, Kentucky​
1868 – 1874: Circuit Court Judge in the State of Kentucky​
1876 – 1879: Justice of Kentucky State Court of Appeals​

Died: March 26, 1879

Place of Death: Ladies entrance to the Capitol Hotel, Frankfort, Kentucky

Cause of Death: Killed by Colonel Thomas Buford

Age at time of Death: 58 years old

Burial Place: Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Kentucky

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Elliot was murdered by Col. Thomas Buford on March 26, 1879. Buford asked Elliot if he wanted to go on a snipe hunt then shot him point blank with a double barreled shoutgun, 12 guage loaded with buckshot. He swore on his sister's grave that he would do so and did. Elliot and a Judge Pryor had ruled against Buford's sister earlier and it caused her to lose her land. She needed $20,000 to pay a back debt due to Elliot's ruling. She had since passed away by the time of Col. Buford's action. Buford was in hunting gear and proclaimed "Elliot was the most ignominious game my gun ever killed." Reason of insanity was Buford's defense. He was sent to the Central Kentucky Insane Asylum. He did escape (for 2 years) but returned and died there in 1885. This was the brother of General Abraham Buford who's suicide probably had ties to this murder as his "unfortunate brother" is mentioned in his suicide note.
 
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Elliot was murdered by Col. Thomas Buford on March 26, 1879. Buford asked Elliot if he wanted to go on a snipe hunt then shot him point blank with a double barreled shoutgun, 12 guage loaded with buckshot. He swore on his sister's grave that he would do so and did. Elliot and a Judge Pryor had ruled against Buford's sister earlier and it caused her to losr her land. She needed $20,000 to pay a back debt due to Elliot's ruling. She had since passed away by the time of Col. Buford's action. Buford was in hunting gear and proclaimed "Elliot was the most ignominious game my gun ever killed." Reason of insanity was Buford's defense. He was sent to the Central Kentucky Insane Asylum. He did escape (for 2 years) but returned and died there in 1885. This was the brother of General Abraham Buford who's suicide probably had ties to this murder as his "unfortunate Brother" is mentioned in his suicide note.
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