Peter Elder of Virginia

Elder Notes ─ Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Data

In the course of searching for my ancestors, I collected data for Elders who lived in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Several children of William3 and Anne Elder moved there from Richmond County, Virginia. Unfortunately, basic records up to 1835 have not survived: there are no deeds, marriage records, or court minutes (with the exception of 1789-1791) to help identify relationships. This page presents the data that I have found.


Personal Property Tax Lists

These records can help determine when someone reached taxable age, died or left the county. For example, Edmund Elder appears in 1784 but his wife Sarah appears in 1785 (with the same slaves), so he probably died by 1785.

The data collected and its presentation format varied by year and by collector; records are grouped accordingly.

1782-1786
The Data column below shows: free male tithes; Negro tithes; Negroes under age; horses; cattle.

Year Name Slaves Data
1782 Edmund Elder Glasgow, Kitt, Jenny, Hannah,Clirit?, Jack, Jeff, Lyddia 1-4-4-6-8
Claiborne Elder 1-0-0-0-0
for Mary Elder 0-0-0-1-10
John Elder 1-0-0-1-12
Thomas Elder Beck, Moll, Anny, Bob 1-1-3-1-13
William Elder Senr 1-0-0-1-6
1783 John Elder 0-0-0-1-10
for Mary Elder (Butterwood) Venus, Ester, Joe 0-1-2-2-7
Thos Elder Beck, Amey, Robin, Moll, child 1-1-4-1-10
Wm Elder 1-0-0-2-5
Daniel Elder 1-0-0-0-0
Edmund Elder Kitt, Glasgow, Jenny, Hannah, Clarissa, Jack, Jeff, Lidia 1-4-4-5-10
Claiborne Elder Nancy 1-0-1-1-0
1784 Thomas Elder Beck, Anny, Robin, Betty, Moll 1-1-4-2-8
Claiborne Elder 1-0-0-1-0
Willm Elder Aggy, Phill 1-1-1-1-0
for Mary Elder Sall 0-0-1-3-5
Daniel Elder 1-0-0-0-0
Newman Elder 1-0-0-0-0
Edmund Elder Glasgow, Kitt, Hannah, Jenny, Clarisa, Jack, Jeff, Lyddia, Adam 1-4-5-4-8
William Elder ? 1-0-0-2-7
1785 William Elder Junr Frank, Aggy, Phill, Dick 1-2-2-2-0
William Elder Kate 1-0-1-2-7
Thomas Elder Beck, Moll, Anny, Robin, Betty 1-1-4-2-9
Claiborne Elder 1-0-0-2-1
Sarah Elder
Nathan Potts (overseer)
Glasgow, Kitt, Jenny, Hannah, Clarah, Jack, Jeff, Liddia, Adam 1-4-5-2-3
John Elder 1-0-0-1-8
1786 William Elder 1-0-0-2-7
Jno Elder exempted by Court 0-0-0-1-8
Thomas Elder Beck, Moll, Anny, Robin, Betty, Bob 1-1-5-2-9
Newman Elder Dick, Sary, Isbele, Fann, Walt, Bob, Luce, Sam 1-4-4-3-6
John Jones Junr John Jones
Daniel Elder
5-37-45-22-80

1787
The Data column below shows: white male tithables above 21; white males above 16 and under 21; blacks above 16; blacks under 16; horses and mules; cattle.

Year Day Chargeable with tax White male tithables
above 21
Data
1787 May 1 Elder, William 0-0-0-2-6
"; Elder, Thomas 0-1-5-2-13
"; Elder, John (Exempt) 0-1-1-1-10
"; Elder, Newman 0-3-5-2-9
May 24 Elder, Sarah 0-2-0-1-2
"; Elder, Claiborne 0-1-0-2-6
"; Elder, Sarah jnr 0-0-1-0-0

1788-1800
The Data column below shows: blacks above 16; blacks over 12 and under 16; horses.

Year Day Proprietor Free Males above 16 Data
1788 Apr 21 Elder, Edmund Edmund Elder 0-0-0
" Elder, Jno (Exempt) Jeremiah Elder 0-0-1
22 Elder, Newman Newman Elder 4-0-4
23 Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder 1-0-1
" Elder, William William Elder 0-0-2
26 Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 2-0-3
May 22 Jones, Col. John John Jones, Daniel Elder 8-2-2
1789 Apr 28 Elder, Newman Newman Elder 3-1-4
" Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 2-0-1
" Elder, Sarah 1-0-0
8 Elder, Travis Travis Elder 0-0-1
26 Elder, Jno (Exempt) Jeremiah Elder 0-0-1
26 Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder 1-0-1
27 Elder, William William Elder, Tilman Elder 0-0-2
May 27 Jones, Col. John John Jones, Daniel Elder 8-2-2
1790 Apr 19 Elder, Newman Newman Elder 4-1-4
24 Elder, William Wm Elder, Tilman Elder 0-0-3
" Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder, William Elder Jr 1-1-2
30 Elder, Mary 1-0-1
May 27 Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 1-0-1
Apr 24 Jones, Col. John John Jones, Daniel Elder 8-2-2
1791 Apr 18 Elder, William William Elder, Tilman Elder 0-0-3
" Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder, William Elder 1-1-4
" Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 1-0-1
" Elder, Newman Newman Elder 4-1-4
22 Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 0-0-0
Jun 16 Jones, Col. John John Jones, Thomas Elder 13-1-5
1792 May 17 Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder, William Elder 1-1-3
" Elder, William William Elder 0-0-3
21 Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 2-1-2
" Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 3-0-2
30 Elder, Newman Newman Elder 5-0-4
Apr 19 Jones, Col. John John Jones, William Elder 17-0-6
1793 May 27 Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 3-0-1
30 Elder, Newman Newman Elder 5-0-5
Jun 7 Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder, Wm Elder 2-1-3
" Elder, William William Elder 0-0-3
" Elder, Jesse Jesse Elder 0-0-0
10 Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 3-0-3
1794 Mar 10 Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder, Thos Dick 3-0-3
17 Elder, Jeremiah Jeremiah Elder 1-0-1
Apr 12 Elder, Thomas Junr Thomas Elder 0-0-0
23 Elder, Newman Newman Elder 1-0-2
29 Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 1-1-2
May 17 Elder, Mary 1-0-3
Jun 11 Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder, William Elder Jr 2-2-3
" Elder, William Wm Elder 0-0-3
18 Elder, M William William M. Elder 0-0-1
Mar 10 Andrews, Benyamin Benyn Andrews, Edmund Elder 4-1-3
1795 Mar 14 Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 3-0-3
21 Elder, M William William M Elder 0-0-1
Apr 11 Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 3-1-1
20 Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder 2-2-3
" Elder, William William Elder 0-1-2
" Elder, William jun William Elder 0-0-1
May 18 Elder, Thomas jun Thomas Elder 0-0-0
Jun 15 Elder, Newman Newman Elder 0-1-2
1796 Mar 19 Elder, Edmund Edmd Elder 0-0-0
" Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 3-0-3
21 Elder, M William Wm M Elder 0-0-1
Apr 9 Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 1-0-2
May 12 Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder 2-2-3
" Elder, William William Elder 0-0-3
" Elder, William jun Wm Elder 0-1-2
Jul 11 Elder, Newman Newman Elder 1-0-2
1797 Mar 25 Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 2-0-2
" Elder, Thomas Thos Elder 0-0-0
Apr 1 Elder, Newman Newman Elder 1-0-2
" Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder 3-2-2
" Elder, William William Elder 1-0-2
15 Elder, Edmund Edmund Elder 0-0-1
Jul 5 Elder, Daniel Danl Elder 1-0-1
" Elder, M William Wm M. Elder 1-0-1
1798 Mar 18 Elder, William jun William Elder 1-0-3
" Elder, Jeremiah Jeremiah Elder 0-0-1
30 Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 2-0-2
Apr 2 Elder, Thomas jun Thomas Elder 0-0-0
14 Elder, Daniel Danl Elder 0-0-3
16 Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder 3-2-3
" Elder, Newman Newman Elder 1-0-2
May 10 Elder, M William Wm M. Elder 1-1-2
" Elder, William William Elder 0-0-1
1799 Apr 6 Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder, William Elder 2-0-2
13 Elder, Thomas jun Thomas Elder 0-0-0
" Elder, M William Wm M. Elder 2-0-2
20 Elder, Daniel Danl Elder 0-0-0
" Elder, Newman Newman Elder 1-0-1
" Elder, William William Elder 0-1-2
May 6 Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder 4-1-4
" Elder, Jeremiah Jeremiah Elder 0-0-1
1800 Mar 17 Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 2-0-2
18 Elder, Jeremiah Jeremiah Elder 0-0-1
Apr 12 Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 0-0-1
19 Elder, William Junr William Elder 1-0-1
23 Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder 0-0-0
May 23 Elder, Numan Numan Elder 0-0-0
Jun 13 Elder, William Senr William Elder 1-0-3
" Elder, Thomas Senr Thomas Elder 4-1-7

1801-1809
The Data column below shows: blacks above 16; blacks over 12 and under 16; horses.

Year Proprietor Free Males above 16 Data
1801 Elder, William Junr William Elder, Thomas Murrall 1-0-2
Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 0-0-0
Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 2-0-2
Elder, Thomas Junr Thomas Elder 0-0-0
Elder, Numan Numan Elder 1-0-3
Elder, Thomas Senr Thomas Elder 5-0-5
Elder, William Senr William Elder 0-1-2
Carter, Burwell Burwell Carter, Wm Elder 1-0-2
1802 Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 0-0-1
Elder, Thomas Senr Thomas Elder 3-0-3
Elder, William Senr William Elder 0-1-1
Elder, Thomas Junr Thomas Elder 0-0-0
Elder, Numan Numan Elder 1-0-1
Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 2-0-1
Elder, William Junr William Elder 2-0-2
Carter, Burwell Burwell Carter, Wm Elder 3-0-1
1803 Elder, William Junr William Elder 3-0-2
Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 0-0-2
Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 1-0-2
Elder, William Senr William Elder 1-0-2
Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder 4-1-4
Elder, Numan Numan Elder 1-0-2
Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 0-0-0
Carter, Burwell Burwell Carter, Wm Elder 3-0-2
1804 Elder, William Junr Williiam Elder 2-0-2
Elder, Daniel Daniel Elder 1-0-2
Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder, Peter Elder 1-0-2
Elder, Numan Numan Elder 2-0-2
Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder, Luke? Elder 4-2-5
Elder, William Senr William Elder 1-0-2
1805 Elder, Wm B. Layer William Elder, Abraham Mays 2-0-4
Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder, Peter Elder 1-0-3
Elder, William Senr William Elder 1-0-2
Elder, Thomas Thos Elder 4-1-3
Elder, Daniel Junr Daniel Elder 0-0-1
Elder, Daniel Senr Daniel Elder 0-0-1
Elder, William William Elder 0-0-0
Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder 0-0-0
Elder, Numan Numan Elder 0-0-0
1806 (faded and hard to read – just guesses)
Elder, William B. L. William Elder, Abraham Mays 0-0-0
Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder 1-0-4
Elder, Peter Peter Elder 0-0-0
Elder, Daniel Senr Daniel Elder 0-0-0
Elder, Thomas Senr Thomas Elder, Travis Elder 2-8-4
Elder, William Senr William Elder 1-0-5
Elder, Daniel Junr Daniel Elder 1-0-1
1807 Elder, M William William M. Elder, John Murrall 3-0-4
Elder, E Daniel Daniel E. Elder 1-1-2
Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder, Burwell Elder 1-0-4
Elder, Thomas Thomas Elder, Lucas Elder 5-1-5
Elder, William William Elder Senr 1-0-3
Elder, William William Elder 0-0-0
1808 (no tax in 1808)
1809 Elder, Peter Peter Elder 1-0-0
Elder, Claiborne Claiborne Elder, Burwell Elder 0-0-2
Elder, William William Elder Jr 0-0-0
Elder, Thomas Sr Thomas Elder Sr 5-1-4
Elder, William William Elder (Bricklr) 3-0-2
Elder, Newman Newman Elder 0-0-1

1810-1814
The Data column below shows: whites over 16; blacks over 16; blacks 12 to 16; horses.

Year Proprietor & White Tithes Data
1810 Elder, William Jr, Isham Reese, Robert Black 3-1-0-4
Elder, Thomas Senr 1-5-1-5
Elder, B Herbert 1-0-0-0
Elder, Claiborne, Burwell Elder 2-1-0-2
Elder, William 1-0-0-0
Elder, Peter 1-0-0-0
1811 Elder, William 1-0-0-0
Elder, William (Bricklr) 1-2-1-4
Elder, Thomas 1-6-1-5
Elder, William Senr 0-1-0-3
Elder, E Daniel 1-0-0-1
Elder, Claiborne, son Burwell 2-1-1-2
Elder, Peter blank
1812 Elder, William (Carpr) 1-0-0-0
Elder, William (Bricklr) 1-2-0-2
Elder, Thomas 1-6-0-3
Elder, William Sr 0-1-0-3
Elder, Claiborne 1-0-0-2
Elder, Peter 1-0-0-0
Elder, E Daniel 1-0-0-1
1813 Elder, Claiborne 1-0-0-1
Elder, William (Carptr) 1-0-0-0
Elder, William (Bricklr) 1-3-0-1
Elder, William Senr 0-1-0-3
Elder, Thomas & son Peterson Elder 3-6-1-4
Elder, Lucas 1-0-0-0
Elder, E Daniel 1-0-1-0
1814 Elder, Peter 1-0-0-0
Elder, Thomas 1-6-2-2
Elder, William Senr 0-1-0-2
Elder, William (Bricklr) 1-0-0-1
Elder, Claiborne 1-0-0-2
Elder, E. Daniel 1-0-1-0
Elder, Peterson 1-0-0-1

1815
The Data column below shows: whites over 16; blacks over 16; blacks over 12; blacks over 9; horses; cattle.

Year Names Data
1815 Elder, William (Bricklr) 1-0-0-0-1-0
Elder, Peter 1-0-0-0-0-2
Elder, William Jr 1-1-0-0-0-0
Elder, Thomas & son Peterson 2-6-2-1-4-11
Elder, William Senr Est 0-1-0-0-2-5
Elder, E. Daniel 1-0-0-0-1-5
Elder, Claiborne 1-1-0-0-1-5
Elder, Burwell 1-0-0-0-1-0

1816-1819
The Data column below shows: whites over 16; blacks over 16; blacks 12 to 16; horses.

Year Names Data
1816 Elder, Claiborne 1-1-0-1
Elder, Burwell 1-0-0-1
Elder, Daniel 1-0-0-0
Elder, E. Daniel 1-0-0-1
Elder, Peter 1-0-0-0
Elder, Thomas & son Peterson 2-7-1-4
Elder, Lucius 1-0-0-1
1817 Elder, Claiborne 1-0-0-2
Elder, Daniel 1-0-0-0
Elder, Burwell 1-0-0-0
Elder, William 1-1-0-1
Elder, Thomas 2-7-2-3
Elder, Lucas 1-1-0-1
Elder, Peter 1-0-0-0
Elder, Daniel E. 1-0-0-1
1818 Elder, William 1-1-0-0
Elder, Daniel E. 1-0-0-0
Elder, Claiborne 1-0-0-1
Elder, Daniel 1-0-0-0
Elder, Burwell 1-0-0-1
Elder, Thomas 1-5-2-4
Elder, Lucy 1-7-0-1
Elder, Peter 1-0-0-0
1819 Elder, John 1-0-0-0
Elder, Lucas 1-4-1-1
Elder, William 1-1-0-0
Elder, Claiborne 1-0-0-1
Elder, Daniel 1-0-0-0
Elder, Burwell 1-0-0-0
Elder, Thomas 2-6-2-3
Elder, Daniel E. 1-0-0-1
Elder, Peter 1-0-0-0

References

I took the tables above from microfilm copies of the original lists (references 3 and 4). To see an example of the originals, see reference 1. For a discussion of the lists, see reference 5.

  1. Some Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax lists can be viewed at Binns Genealogy.
  2. Personal Property List, Dinwiddie County, 1782, William and Mary Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume XXVI, 1918, page 96 et seq.
  3. Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax lists, 1782-1799, Microfilm Reel 86, Library of Virginia
  4. Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax lists, 1800-1819, Microfilm Reel 87, Library of Virginia
  5. Barbara Vines Little, "Tax Lists: A Goldmine of Information," http://www.bcgcertification.org/skillbuilders/skbld069.html

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Land Tax Lists

These records also can help determine when someone died or left the county. For example, land was transferred by Thomas Elder's will in 1832; William Elder left the county in 1815.

Year Name Acres Note
1782 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, Mary 100
Elder, John 200
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund 200
1787 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Junr 100
Elder, John 200
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund Est 200
1788 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Jnr 100
Elder, John 200
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund (Est) 200
1789 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Junr 100
Elder, John 200
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund Est 200
1790 Elder, Thomas 200 [1790 from reference 1 below]
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Jn 100
Elder, John 200
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund Est 200
1791 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Junr 100
Elder, John 200
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund Est 200
1792 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Junior 100
Elder, John 200
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund Est 200
Elder, Newman 143 Part of John Tucker's Estate
1793 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Junr 100
Elder, Jeremiah 200
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund Est 200
Elder, Newman 143
Elder, Jeremiah 200 Conveyed by John Elder
1794 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Junr 100
Elder, Jeremiah 200
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund Est 200
Elder, Newman 143
Elder, Jeremiah 200
1795 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Jun 100
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund Est 200
Elder, Newman 143
Muir, Col. Francis 200 Conveyed from Jeremiah Elder
1796 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Jun 100
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund Est 200
Elder, Newman 143
1797 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Jun 100
ditto 81 ¼ Conveyed by James Moore
Elder, Newman 80
Elder, Edmund Est 200
Elder, Newman 143
Rather, Jesse 35 Conveyed by Edmund Elder
1798 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Jun 59 ½ 173 ¾ conveyed to Wm Townsend
55 conveyed by John Jones
ditto 37 ½ Conveyed by Brazilla Dance
Elder, Newman 80
ditto 143
Elder, Edmund Est 200
Jordan, Samuel 100 Conveyed by Daniel Elder
1799 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Jun 59 ½
ditto 37 ½
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Newman 80
ditto 143
1800 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Junr 59 ½
ditto 37 ½
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Newman 80
ditto 143
1801 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Junr 59 ½
ditto 37 ½
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Newman 80
ditto 143
1802 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William 100
Elder, William Junr 59 ½
ditto 37 ½
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Numan 80
ditto 143
1803 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William Senr 100
Elder, William Junr 59 ½
ditto 37 ½
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Numan 80
ditto 143
1804 (microfilm copy too faded to read)
1805 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William Senr 100
Elder, William Junr 12 ¼ 47 ¼ conveyed to David Browder
ditto 37 ½
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Numan 80
ditto 89 ¼
1806 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William Senr 100
Elder, William Junr 12 ¼
ditto 37 ½
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Numan 80
ditto 89 ¼
1807 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William Senr 100
Elder, M. William 12 ¼
ditto 37 ½
ditto 70
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Newman 80
ditto 89 ¼
Elder, Daniel 40 ½
1808 (no tax in 1808)
1809 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William Senr 100
Elder, M. William 12 ¼
ditto 37 ½
ditto 70
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Newman 80
ditto 89 ¼
Elder, Daniel 40 ½
1810 Elder,Thomas Senr 200
Elder, William Senr 100
Elder, M. William 207
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Daniel 40 ½
1811 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William Senr 100
Elder, M. William 207
ditto 70
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Daniel 40 ½
1812 Elder, Thomas 200
Elder, William Senr 100
Elder, William (Bricklr) 277
Elder, Claiborne 200
Elder, Daniel 40 ½
1813 Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch
Elder, William Senr 100 On ditto
Elder, William (Bricklr) 277 On Hatchers Run
Elder, Claiborne 200 On Rocky Run
1814 Elder, Thomas Senr 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 W *
Elder, William Senr 100 On ditto – 15 W
Elder, William (Bricklr) 277 On Hatchers Run – 8 NW
Elder, Claiborne 200 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1815 Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 W
Elder, William Senr 100 On Reedy Branch – 15 W
Elder, William (Bricklr) 277 On Hatchers Run – 8 NW
Elder, Claiborne 200 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1816 Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 W
Elder, Claiborne 200 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Rogers, Thomas 105 On Reedy Branch
Deed from Mary Elder
1817 Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 W
Elder, Claiborne 200 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1818 Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 W
Elder, Claiborne 200 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1819 Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 W
Elder, Claiborne 200 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1820 Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 200 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1821 Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 200 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1822 Elder, Daniel E. 84 Near Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 150 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1823 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 150 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Ross, William 50 On Butterwood Creek
Deed from Claiborne Elders
1824 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 150 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1825 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Branch – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 150 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1826 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 8 W
Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Creek – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 150 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1827 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 8 W
Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Creek – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 150 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1828 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Creek – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 150 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1829 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Creek – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 150 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1830 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Thomas 200 On Reedy Creek – 15 SW
Elder, Claiborne 150 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1831 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above
By deed from C. Elder
Elder, Tabitha 30 On Rocky Run – 5 W
1832 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above – 8 SW
Elder, Tabitha 30 On Rocky Run - W
Hamblett, Granberry & wife 200 On Reedy Creek – 15 SW
From the estate of Thos Elder by will
1833 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above – 8 SW
Elder, Tabitha 30 Near Rocky Run – 5 W
1834 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above – 8 SW
Elder, Tabitha 30 Near Rocky Run – 5 W
1835 Elder, Daniel E. 84 On Walkers Road – 13 W
Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above – 8 SW
Elder, Tabitha 30 Near Rocky Run – 5 W
Elder, John S. 100 On Butterwood Road – 17 SW
1836 Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above – 8 SW
Elder, Tabitha 30 Near Rocky Run – 5 W
Elder, John S. 100 On Butterwood Road – 17 SW
1837 Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above – 8 SW
Elder, Tabitha 30 Near Rocky Run – 5 W
Elder, John S. 100 On Butterwood Road – 17 SW
1838 Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above – 8 SW
Elder, Tabitha 30 Near Rocky Run – 5 W
Elder, John S. 100 On Butterwood Road – 17 SW
1839 Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above – 8 SW
Elder, Tabitha 30 Near Rocky Run – 5 W
Harper, Joseph W. 100 On Butterwood Road
Deed from Jno S. Elder
1840 Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above
Elder, Tabitha 30 Near Rocky Run
1841 Elder, Claiborne 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining the above – 8 SW
Elder, Tabitha 30 Near Rocky Run – 5 W
1842 Elder, Mary 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
From the estate of Claiborne Elder by will
Elder, Burwell 50 Adjoining ditto – 8 SW
1843 Elder, Mary 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell Est 50 Adjoining ditto – 8 SW
1844 Elder, Mary 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
Elder, Burwell Est 50 Adjoining ditto – 8 SW
1845 Elder, Mary 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1846 Elder, Mary 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1847 Elder, Mary 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1848 Elder, Mary 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1849 Elder, Mary 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW
1850 Elder, Mary 100 On Rocky Run – 8 SW

* Distance from Dinwiddie Courthouse

References

  1. Some Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Land Tax lists can be viewed at Binns Genealogy.
  2. Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Land Tax Lists, 1782-1814, microfilm reel 85, Library of Virginia
  3. Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Land Tax Lists, 1815-1850, microfilm reel 86, Library of Virginia

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Censuses

1810 Census Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Name Page Data
ELDER, CLAIBORNE 85 0-1-1-0-1 | 0-0-1-0-1 | 0-2
ELDER, DANL JR 85 1-0-0-1-0 | 2-0-1-0-0 | 4-1
ELDER, DANL SR 85 0-0-0-0-1 | 0-0-0-0-0 | 0-0
ELDER, PETER 85 0-0-0-0-0 | 3-0-1-0-0 | 0-0
ELDER, THOMAS 85 0-1-1-0-1 | 0-2-0-0-1 | 0-12
ELDER, WM 85 0-0-1-0-0 | 0-0-0-0-0 | 0-0
ELDER, WM M 85 3-4-0-1-0 | 2-1-0-1-0 | 0-0
ELDER, WM SENR 85 1-0-2-0-1 | 0-0-1-0-1 | 0-2

[Microfilm series M252, Roll 67] [record]

1820 Census Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Name Page Data
ELDER, CLAIBORNE 18 0-1-0-1-1-1 | 1-1-2-0-1 (Roll 137)
ELDER, DANIEL 18 0-0-0-2-0-1 | 0-0-0-0-0 (Roll 137)
ELDER, DANIEL E 18 4-0-0-0-1-0 | 1-2-1-0-0 (Roll 137)
ELDER, DANIEL 39 saddlery & harness working (Roll 137)
ELDER, FRANCES 18 1-0-0-0-0-0 | 0-1-1-0-0 (Roll 137)
ELDER, HERBERT B 117 0-1-1-0-1-0 | 0-0-1-0-1 (Petersburg, Roll 139)
ELDER, PETER 18 4-0-0-0-1-0 | 2-2-0-1-0 (Roll 137)
ELDER, THOMAS 18 0-0-0-2-0-1 | 0-0-0-0-0 (Roll 137)
ELDER, WILLIAM 18 2-0-0-0-1-0 | 0-0-1-0-1 (Roll 137)
ELDER, WILLIAM 39 house carpentry (Roll 137)

[Microfilm series M33, Rolls 137 and 139] [record]

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Land Patents

Elder, William
Location: Dinwiddie County
Description: 70 acres on the south side of Hatchers Run
Dates: Survey 15 Oct 1807; 18 Sep 1809
Source: Land Office Grants No. 60, 1809-1810, p. 119 (Reel 126), Library of Virginia

Jones, Thomas
Location: Dinwiddie County
Description: 104 acres between the lines of John Tucker, John Whitmore, Edmund Elders, and John Sanders
Date: 2 June 1760
Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 488 (Reel 33-34), Library of Virginia

Others:

William Elder Junior 1746 [abstract]
William Elder 1746 [abstract]
John Elder 1749 [abstract]

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Order Book 1789-1791

This is the only surviving Order Book prior to 1835.

Page 13: March 1789 Court
John Hardaway versus Daniel Elder (in debt). Defendant failed to appear, so conditional judgment against him and Thomas Elder security for his appearance in November is confirmed. Ordered to pay £11-18-3 plus interest and expenses. Interest computed from 18 July 1788.

Pages 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 23: March 1789 Court
Claiborne Elder served as a juror.

Page 119: October 1789 Court
Stephen Williamson with his approbation appointed guardian of Robert Elder and Daniel Elder orphans of Edmund Elder deceased. Entered into bond with John Williamson his security in sum of £200.

Page 124: November 1789 Court
Overseers of the Poor in District No. 4 ordered to bind out Robert Elder and Daniel Elder orphans of Edmund Elder deceased according to law.

Page 162:
Ordered that John Edmundson, William Hardaway and Newman Elder do view the way proposed by Matthew Jones for turning the road leading from the said Edmundsons to Butterwood Church and make report of the conveniencies and inconveniencies that may attend turning the same to the Court.

Page 164: February 1790 Court
Indenture of bargain and sale from Daniel Elder to Nicholas Lamb proved by oath of John Jones a witness thereto and ordered continued for further proof.

Page 249: September 1790 Court
David Tucker by George Pegram his guardian against Joseph Tucker in Chancery. Upon the motion of the compainant by his counsel, a commission is awarded (?) him to examine and take the depositions of John Edmundson, Thomas Rogers, Newman Elder and William Hardaway giving the defendant legal notice of the time and place of executing the same.

Page 279: November 1790 Court
John Edmundson assignee of Joel Hardaway, who was assignee of Sarah Elder, administratrix of Edmund Elder deceased, petition against David Elder, Claiborne Elder and Joseph Elder. Suit dismissed against the defendants David Elder and Joseph Elder.

[Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Order Book, 1789-1791, Microfilm Reel 15, Library of Virginia]

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Revolutionary War Service

The following men served in the 6th Virginia regiment, enlisting in 1776. Claiborne Elder's pension application documents that he was from Dinwiddie County. Claiborne and Newman Elder appear in numerous Dinwiddie County records. John Elder died in service in January 1777. [records]

  1. Claiborne Elder

    Private, on Company Muster Roll, 24 Nov 1776 to 31 May 1777, Generals Guards 6 May 1777

    On Company Pay Roll Apr 1777, Capt. Alexander Rose's Company, Lt. Col. James Hendricks

    On Company Pay Roll May 1777, pay $6 2/3 per month, in the Generals Guards

    Appears in book on list of Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment who received certificates for balance of pay; received £17-6-4 on 7 May 1784.

    [Source: Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, microfilm M881, roll 1006 – Sixth Virginia Regiment (National Archives)]

    Note: The "Generals Guards" was the group that protected the Commander-in-Chief, General George Washington [Godfrey, The Commander-in-Chief's Guard, Revolutionary War, 1972; Clayborne Elder is on page 160]

    Summary of Pension Application file (S39489):

    Enlisted in March 1776 in Dinwiddie County in the Company commanded by Capt. John Jones of the Sixth Virginia Regiment commanded by Col. Mordecai Buckner. Served until March 1778, when he was discharged at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Was in the battles of Trenton and Princeton and several skirmishes. His discharge was burnt up with his house in which it was deposited. In reduced circumstances and in need of the assistance of his country.

    First applied 15 Nov 1819 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Age 60 years. Peter Epes swore that they had served in the same regiment. Claiborne Elder was granted a pension of $8 per month.

    Applied again 20 July 1829 in Dinwiddie County. Aged 70 years on the 15th of June last. Served two years and eleven days from the day of his enlistment. Had been removed from the pension rolls for lack of a sworn schedule of his property. In possession of 100 acres of land, two small hogs, a few plantation tools, etc. Lives with his son who has two small children. Continued on the pension roll 2 Sep 1829. [HeritageQuestOnline]

    On 17 Sep 1832 Baker Pegram, Peter Epes and Claiborne Elder deposed that they were in the same regiment with Boswell Hutchings and supported his pension claim.

    Claiborne Elder, age 80, appeared on the 1840 Census of Pensioners from Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

    Claiborne Elder died 12 Aug 1841 (pension payments record, Ancestry.com) [record]

  2. John Elder

    Private, on Company Muster Roll, 24 Nov 1776 to 31 May 1777, Capt. Alexander Rose's Company, Lt. Col. James Hendricks; Remarks – deceased Jan 21

    [Source: Compiled Service Records … (see Claiborne Elder)]

  3. Newman Elder

    Private, on Company Muster Roll, 24 Nov 1776 to 31 May 1777, Capt. Alexander Rose's Company, Lt. Col. James Hendricks

    On Company Pay Rolls most months from Apr 1777 to Mar 1778 (Lt. Col. Charles Simms in September; served four days March 1778)

    On Company Muster Rolls most months until Mar 1778 (Col. Thomas Elliott in August 1777). On Company Muster Roll Mar 1778, roll dated Valley Forge, 5 Apr 1778; Remarks – discharged March 4.

    In book as receiving balance of pay 25 Aug 1786. Received by Wm. Meridith. £17-9-4.

    [Source: Compiled Service Records … (see Claiborne Elder)]

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War of 1812 Service

The following Elders served in the 1st Regiment (Byrne's) Virginia Militia: Daniel E. (Pvt); John S. (Corp); Peterson (Pvt); Tilman (Pvt); William (Pvt).

The following Elders served in the 2nd Regiment (Sharp's) Virginia Militia: Burwell (Corp); William (Corp).

The following Elders served in the 83rd Regiment (Scott's) Virginia Militia: Daniel (Pvt); Daniel E. (Pvt); Lucas (Pvt); Peter (Pvt); Peterson (Pvt); William (Pvt).

[Source: Index to Military Service, War of 1812, Edw-Elk, Microfilm series M602, Roll 65 (National Archives)]

Note: the Library of Virginia has searchable War of 1812 Pay Roll records: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas12&local_base=CLAS12

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