ELLINWOOD, FRANK FIELD: Presbyterian; b. at Clinton, N. J., June 20, 1826; d. at Cornwall, Corm., Sept. 30, 1908. He studied at Hamilton College (B.A., 1849) and Auburn and Princeton theological seminaries, being graduated from the latter in 1852. He was ordained in 1853, and held pastorates at Belvedere, N. J., 1853-54, the Central Church, Rochester, N. Y., 1854-65. He was secretary of the Presbyterian Committee of Church Erection 1866-70 and of the Memorial Fund Committee 1870-71. Since 1871 he was corresponding secretary of the . Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions and from 1886 till 1904 was professor of comparative religion in New York University. He wrote Oriental Religions and Christianity (New York, 1892) and Questions and Phases of Modern Missions (1899).

ELLIOTT, CHARLES: Methodist Episcopal clergyman; b. at Killybega (14 m. w. of Donegal), County Donegal, Ireland, May 15, 1792; d. at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Jan. 6, 1869. After having been denied admission to the University of Dublin for refusal to take the prescribed text oath, he pursued advanced studies privately and emigrated to America in 1815. He joined the Ohio Conference in 1818, and during the next twelve years served successively as traveling preacher, superintendent of the mission among the Wyandotte Indians, presiding elder of the Ohio district, and professor of modern languages in Madison College, at Uniontown, Penn. Later he was presiding elder of the Pittsburg district and editor of the Pitta= burg Conference Journal (1833-36). He also edited the Western Christian Advocate (1836-48, and 1852-1856). As editor of the Central Christian Advocate of St. Louis, Mo. (1860-64), he strongly supported the cause of the Union. From 1857 to 1860 he was professor of Biblical literature and president of the Iowa Wesleyan University at Mount Pleasant, and again from 1864 to 1867. His principal works were Delineation of Romanism (2 vols., New York, 1841; London, 1851); The Great Secession from the Methodist Episcopal Church (Cincinnati, 1855); and South-western Methodism, a History of the M. E. Church in Missouri (New York, 1868).

Bibliography: J. M. Buckley, History of Methodism in the United States, Passim, New York, 1897.

ELLIOTT, CHARLOTTE: English hymn-writer; b. at Brighton Mar. 17, 1789; d. there Sept. 22, 1$71. She lived with her father at Clapham, a suburb of London, till 1845, then at Torquay till 185?, returning then to Brighton. In 1822 she met Cesar Malan (q.v.), who influenced her strongly.


During the last fifty years of her life she was an invalid. Of her 150 hymns some are still in common use, e.g., "Just as I am without one plea," and "My God, my Father, while I stray." Selections from her poems, with a memoir by her sister, Mrs. Babington, were published in 1873.

Bibliography: 8. W. Duffield, English Hymns, p. 389 et passim, New York, 1886; Julian, Hymnology, p. 328; N. Smith, Hymns historically Famous, pp. 1b9-186, Chicago, 1901 (on "Just as I am ").


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