Harriott, James

b. August 6, 1809, in Bound Brook, New Jersey; d. August 2, 1869, in Pekin, Illinois. Harriott served one term as a representative from Jersey County, Illinois, in the state legislature in 1844 and 1845. He moved to Tazewell County in 1849. The voters of the Twenty-first Judicial Circuit elected him as judge in 1857 and reelected him in 1861.
History of Tazewell County, Illinois (Chicago: Charles C. Chapman, 1879; reprint, Evansville, IN: Whipporwill Publication, 1984), 386; Journal of the House of Representatives of the Fourteenth General Assembly (Springfield, IL: Walters & Weber, 1844), 4; Vertical File, Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society; Petition for Letters of Administration, 13 August 1869, James Harriott probate file, box 114, Tazewell County Court, Tazewell County Court House, Pekin, IL.