Dabner Wansley Elliott; photo courtesy of Mary.

Dabner Wansley Elliott was born in 1823 in Hall or Lumpkin County, Georgia. He lived in Lumpkin County, Keith's District, until his first wife died, then moved to Alabama. His first wife was Nancy McAfee Cantrell (daughter of James Cantrell and Elizabeth Patterson). His second wife was Louisa Elizabeth Cantrell (sister of Nancy), and they moved to Alabama. His third wife was Nancy Jane McDaniel. Dabner's older brothers were Isaac J. Elliott, James Elliott, and Reuben Thornton Elliott.