Charles Elliott, D. D., an American clergyman, born at Greenconway, county Donegal, Ireland, May 16, 1792, died at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Jan. 6, 1869. In his youth he became a member of the Wesleyan Methodist society, and soon after began a course of study preparatory for the ministry. In 1815 he emigrated to America, and went to Ohio, where he was received into the travelling connection of the Ohio conference in 1818. In 1822 he was appointed superintendent of the mission among the Wyandot Indians at Upper Sandusky, was subsequently for five years presiding elder of the Ohio district, and was then elected professor of languages in Madison college, Uniontown, Pa., where he remained four years. In 1831 he was stationed in Pittsburgh, and was subsequently presiding elder of that district. While serving in this capacity he was chosen editor of the " Pittsburgh Conference Journal," and afterward of the "Western Christian Advocate," at Cincinnati, where he remained till 1848. He again entered the regular work of the ministry, but in the general conference of 1852 he was reelected editor of the "Western Advocate." From 1857 to 1860 he was professor of Biblical literature and president of the Iowa Wesleyan university.

He was then appointed editor of the " Central Christian Advocate " at St. Louis, Mo., and during the civil war strongly sustained the cause of the Union. After its close he was again connected with the Iowa university till 1866. His chief works are: "Treatise on Baptism" (1834); "Delineation of Roman Catholicism" (2 vols. 8vo, 1851); "Life of Bishop Roberts" (1853); "History of the Great Secession from the Methodist Episcopal Church" (1855); "Political Romanism" (1859); " Reminiscences of the Wyandotte Mission;" "Southwestern Methodism;" and two works against slavery.