W. B. Elledge Biography (Page 1)


Was born in Madison county, Indiana, Sept. 19, 1833. He is the eldest son of Alexander and Amanda Elledge. They were both natives of Kentucky. Mr. Elledge's vocation was that of a farmer and stock grower. Both of their parents moved to Indiana, and in that state they were married. Mr. Elledge followed farming and stock raising. In 1834 he moved to Pike county, Illinois, where he engaged in his former business. He died in September, 1844; his wife is yet living.
    The subject of this sketch received his early education in the schools of Pike county. At the age of twenty-one he married Miss Sarah J., daughter of James and Anna Beatty, formerly of Schuylkill county, Pa. Mrs. Elledge was born July 15, 1836. She was two years of age when her parents located in St. Louis. They are both deceased. Mr. Elledge has for several years been engaged in the milling business. Politically he is a republican. A view of his residence and property appear elsewhere in this work. {pg 56}