ELLIOTT BAYES, a pioneer was born in Clinton Township in 1840 and was a son of William W., and Mary (Tedrow) Bayes who were born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania and married in Holmes County, Ohio and settled in Clinton, Fulton County in 1837 with one daughter Elizabeth. They had a family of eight children, seven of whom are now living. Elizabeth A., Jane, Elliott, Isaac E., enlisted. Mary died in 1869 aged fifty four years and William W., died in 1885 aged seventy six years.
William W., purchased farms from the government, one of 160 acres he paid $1.50 per acre, he owned 240 acres in all. William W’s father was Thomas who settled in Clinton and was a Justice of the Peace and also held other minor offices. William was a prominent and influential man very active in all church affairs, services being held at his house until they could find larger quarters. The town’s elections were also held at his log house for several years, such was the public spirit of the man. Elliott Bayes was married in 1875 to Frances M. Fraker a daughter of Squire William and Nancy A. (Krytzer) Fraker of Clinton Township. They have had a family of five children; Helen, Inez, Harry W., H. Blaine., and Florence M. Mr. Bayes has a farm of 85 acres and owns a part of the old homestead farm. He enlisted in the 130th Ohio regiment.