The Eliot family is the American branch of one of several British families to hold this surname. This branch is based in Boston but originated in East Coker, Yeovil, Somerset. It is one of the Boston Brahmins, a bourgeois family, whose ancestors had become wealthy and held sway over the American education system. All are the descendants of two men named Andrew Eliot, father and son, who emigrated from East Coker to Beverly, Massachusetts between 1668 and 1670. The elder Andrew (1627-March 1, 1703/04) served the town and colony in a number of positions and in 1692 was chosen as a juror in the Salem witch trials. His son Andrew (1651-September 12, 1688) married Mercy Shattuck in 1680 in Beverly and died by drowning after falling off a ship.
The ranks include several college presidents, one Nobel prize winner, and presidents of American professional associations. Charles W. Eliot transformed Harvard from a college to a research institution, a model which many American universities have followed. William G. Eliot founded one of America’s major universities, Washington University in St. Louis. The poet T. S. Eliot moved to England and his ashes were interred in East Coker, England. He wanted to be laid to rest in the original birthplace of his first American ancestor and other Eliot ancestors.
Another branch of the American Eliot family descend from Rev. John Eliot of Roxbury, Massachusetts, known as the “Apostle to the Indians.”
Other articles related to "eliot family, family, eliot":
... The Eliot family is the American branch of one of several British families to hold this surname ... It is one of the Boston Brahmins, a bourgeois family, whose ancestors had become wealthy and held sway over the American education system ... All are the descendants of two men named Andrew Eliot, father and son, who emigrated from East Coker to Beverly, Massachusetts between 1668 and 1670 ...
... In a letter dated 9 February 1940, Eliot stated, "We can have very little hope of contributing to any immediate social change and we are more disposed ... The poem also relied on the war as a way to connect to Eliot's idea that there was a united humanity ... The Waste Land served as an expression of disillusionment after World War I, even though Eliot never accepted this interpretation ...
... Well-known descendants of Andrew Eliot include Andrew Eliot, prominent Boston Congregational minister Charles Eliot, landscape architect and son of ... Eliot Charles Eliot Norton, American scholar and man of letters ... He was first cousin to Charles William Eliot ...
Famous quotes containing the words family and/or eliot:
“If you understand why a monkey in a family is always mocked and harassed, you understand why monks are rejected by allboth old and young.”
—François Rabelais (14941553)
“Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away early to the tropics, and is at home with palms and banyanswhich is nourished on books of travel, and stretches the theatre of its imagination to the Zambesi.”
—George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)