Peter Elder of Virginia

Notes ─ Generation 4 ─ Children of William and Ann Elder

These children of William3 and Anne Elder are the fourth-generation descendants of Peter1 Elder. All were mentioned in William Elder's will [text].

The North Farnham Parish Register [Ref 1] also records the birth of daughter Ruth 19 May 1730 to John and Anne Elder. It seems that either the father's name or the date is recorded incorrectly – John Elder was born in 1723. This could be another child of William and Anne Elder. I've found no other mention of her.

The notes for William and Anne Elder are here.


Elizabeth Elder

Elizabeth was born in 1712 and died by 1762.

Birth

Elizabeth was born 4 Sep 1712 in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1]

Marriage

Elizabeth and Gregory Glasscock married 17 Jan 1730/31 in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1]

Husband

Gregory Glasscock was born 10 Mar 1700/1701 in Richmond County, Virginia, to Thomas and Sarah Stone Glasscock [Ref 1]; he married (1) Alice (who died 25 Jun 1730 [Ref 1]) and (2) Elizabeth Elder. Gregory died (intestate) by 13 May 1752, when the inventory of his estate was ordered [record].

Children

These are the stepchildren and children of Elizabeth Glasscock:

Residences

Elizabeth and family lived in Richmond County, Virginia.

Death

Elizabeth died (intestate) by 7 Jun 1762, when the inventory of her estate was ordered [record].

Other points of interest

  1. Gregory Glasscock's father Thomas killed William Forrester on 5 Nov 1723 by stabbing him and fled in a small boat from their dock on Farnham Creek with Gregory's aid; Gregory appeared in Court 11 Jan 1723/1724 as an accessory after the murder and was bailed as his father was never captured [Hoffer and Scott, Criminal Proceedings in Colonial Virginia, American Legal Records – Volume 10, 1984, pages 58-60].
     
  2. Glassco says that Gregory's first wife was Alice Elder, but gives no supporting documentation [Ref 3].
     
  3. A power of attorney from Elizabeth Glasscock, wife of Gregory, to Charnock Hightower was recorded in Richmond County Court on 2 Aug 1736 [Sparacio, Richmond County, Virginia, Order Book 10, 1735-1736, page 64 (443)]. Charnel Hightower and Sarah Glasscock married 16 Jan 1727/1728 [Ref 1]. Sarah was Gregory's sister [Ref 3].
     
  4. The births of John and Peter Glasscock aren't recorded in the Parish Register, but are given by Glassco [Ref 3].
     
  5. William Glasscock and wife Ann of Dinwiddie County sold to John Woodbridge of Richmond County a parcel lately in the possession of Elizabeth Glasscock which was in her life allotted to her as her dower from Gregory Glasscock her husband and father of the said William, about one hundred forty eight and a half acres, which descended to William from his father as eldest son, 1 Nov 1762 [Richmond County, Virginia, Deed Book 12, pages 417-420; Microfilm Reel 7, Library of Virginia] [record].
     
  6. This same William Glasscock served in the French & Indian War as a Lieutenant; moved to Georgia after his son Thomas; was acting governor during the Revolution; was Speaker of the House in 1780; helped establish the University of Georgia; hosted President Washington on his visit to Georgia 18 May 1791 [Ref 3].
     
  7. William's son Thomas started the Revolution as a lieutenant; was a Captain in Count Casimir Pulaski's legion at the Battle of Savannah in 1779; went on to join the First Dragoons of the Virginia Continental line; was commissioned Brigadier General in fall 1780; represented Georgia in Congress; died in 1810; his son Thomas II also was a general [Ref 3]. Coincidence: Joshua6 Elder married Lydia Etter, daughter of John Etter, who served in the First Virginia Dragoons.
     
  8. Richard Peacock, friend of Peter1 Elder, married the widow Mary Glasscock, Gregory's grandmother.

In view of the prominence of William Glasscock and his son Thomas, one would think that William's mother's family could be identified. However, I haven't found any documentation.

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Peter Elder

Peter was born in 1715; I haven't determined when he died.

Birth

Peter Elder was born 21 May 1715 in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1].

Marriage

Peter Elder and Amadine/Amodine Hammond married by 1737 in Richmond County, Virginia (their son Samuel was born in August 1738).

Wife

Amadine Hammond was born in Richmond County, Virginia to Job and Amadine Baylis Hammond; she died after 1759 when she and Peter sold land inherited from his father [record].

Children

Two children's births were recorded in the parish register [Ref 1]:

Residences

Peter Elder lived in Richmond and Dinwiddie Counties in Virginia.

Death

I haven't determined the place or date of his death. It was after 1759.

Other points of interest

  1. Depositions of 24 Sep 1700 by Jane Baker and James Samford (aged about 76) stated that shortly before he died, Mr. Robert Baylis Sr. said that the two featherbeds that he then lay on were to be given to his grandchildren William and Amadine Baylis. After his death, one bed was given to Jane Baker for her son William Baylis, and the other was given to Mr. Thomas Baylis for his daughter Amadine. [Richmond County, Virginia, Miscellaneous Record, 1699-1724, T.L.C. Genealogy, 1999, pages 8-9]. Robert Baylis Sr. was a neighbor of Peter1 Elder.
     
  2. Thomas Baylis sold to Charles Dobbins, 200 acres in Richmond County adjoining John Williams and Mill Swamp; the land was devised by Thomas Baylis, grandfather to the said Thomas, unto Robert Baylis his eldest son, and after his death descended to the said Thomas; witnesses Thomas Nash, Isaac Webb, Peter Elder; dated and recorded 2 Apr 1739 [T.L.C. Genealogy, Richmond County, Virginia, Deeds, 1734-1741, 1991, page 57 (Deed Book 9, page 528)]
     
  3. William Dobbyns accused Peter and Amadine Elder of trespass, assault and battery in 7 Jul 1752 Court [Richmond County, Virginia, Order Book 12, 1746-1752, page 388; Microfilm Reel 35, Library of Virginia]; the complaint was eventually dismissed with the Elders paying costs.
     
  4. Job Hammond and his wife Amadine accused William Dobbyns of trespass, assault and battery in 3 Aug 1752 Court; Dobbyns admitted guilt and was ordered to pay damages and costs [Richmond County, Virginia, Order Book 12, 1746-1752, page 405; Microfilm Reel 35, Library of Virginia].
     
  5. The will of Job Hammond dated 18 Oct 1758 and proved 6 Nov 1758 named sons Samuel, Jarvis?, Job, Thomas and daughters Susannah, Elizabeth, Mary, Amadine [Ref 2, page 118]. The births of these children of Job and Amadine Hammond were recorded in the parish register: Thomas (1702), Susanna (1705), Mersy (1715), Samuel (1721/1722), Jarvis (1725), Job (1729) [Ref 1, pages 80-81]. I.e., the Job in the will is the husband of Amadine Hammond, who apparently had died by 1758.

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William Elder

William was born in 1717; I haven't determined when he died.

Birth

William Elder Jr. was born 8 Oct 1717 in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1].

Marriage

Unknown.

Wife

Unknown.

Children

Unknown.

Residences

William lived in Richmond County and (presumably) in Prince George (later Dinwiddie) County, where he patented 280 acres in 1746 [abstract].

Death

I haven't determined the place or date of his death. It was after his father's will dated 1754.

Other points of interest

  1. The 1782 Land Tax list for Dinwiddie County doesn't show a William Elder with 280 acres of land. Perhaps coincidentally, there is a William Elder with 100 acres, a Mary Elder with 100 acres, and a Newman Elder with 80 acres (totaling 280) [Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Land Tax Lists, 1782-1814, Microfilm reel 85, Library of Virginia].
     
  2. There are several William Elders mentioned in Land Tax and Personal Property Tax lists for Dinwiddie County from 1782 on – notes on the records are here.
     
  3. William Elder was given five Shillings in the will his father William made in 1754, the same minimum given his children Elizabeth Glasscock, Peter and Sarah [text]

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Sarah Elder

Sarah was born in 1718; I haven't determined when she died.

Birth

Sarah Elder was born 18 Jul 1718 in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1].

Marriage

Unknown.

Husband

Unknown.

Children

Sarah Elder may have had a daughter Ann, who was under 16 in 1767.

The will of Thomas Chinn of Lancaster County, dated 8 Dec 1767 and proved 20 Jan 1768 stated: "Item I give to Ann Elder daughter of Sarah a negro girl named Caise but not to be in her possession until she arrive to the age of sixteen years and in case she die without heir lawfully begotten from her body that the said negro and her increase shall return to use and benefit of my children." Also: "Item My will is that all my household furniture not before mentioned ... one bed and good furniture to be first taken out of it which I give to Ann Elder, daughter of Sarah Elder ..." [Lancaster County, Virginia, Deeds, Wills, Etc., No. 18, 1764-1770, page 98; Microfilm Reel 6, Library of Virginia]

Thomas Chinn lived on Morattico Creek in Lancaster County, near the southern border of Richmond County. I don't know what relation Sarah and Ann were to Thomas Chinn, if any, or if this Sarah was the daughter of William and Anne Elder (I haven't found any other record for Sarah or Ann Elder).

Residences

Sarah Elder lived in Richmond County, Virginia.

Death

I haven't determined the place or date of her death. It was after her father's will dated 1754.

Other points of interest

Sarah Elder was given five Shillings in the will her father William made in 1754, the same minimum given his children Elizabeth Glasscock, Peter and William.

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Thomas Elder

Thomas was born in 1721; I haven't determined when he died.

Birth

Thomas Elder was born 11 Nov 1721 in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1].

Marriage

Unknown.

Wife

Unknown.

Children

Unknown.

Residences

Thomas Elder lived in Richmond County and in Prince George (later Dinwiddie) County, where he was given 200 acres of land in the will his father William made in 1754. The patent of John Elder in 1749 identifies his land as adjacent to that of Thomas Elder [abstract].

Death

I haven't determined when he died.

Other points of interest

  1. Land Tax lists for Dinwiddie County show a Thomas Elder with 200 acres on Reedy Branch/Creek from 1782 to 1830; Granberry Hamblett and wife received 200 acres on Reedy Creek from the estate of Thomas Elder by will in 1832 [Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Land Tax Lists, 1782-1814 and 1815-1850, Microfilm reels 85 and 86, Library of Virginia] [Dinwiddie data].
     
  2. The will of a Thomas Elder proved 1831 in Dinwiddie County is unlikely to be the will of the Thomas Elder born in 1721.

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John Elder

John was born in 1723 and may have died about 1793.

Birth

John Elder was born 23 Nov 1723 in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1].

Marriage

Unknown.

Wife

Unknown.

Children

Perhaps Jeremiah Elder (see tax list points below).

Residences

John Elder lived in Richmond County and in Prince George (later Dinwiddie) County, where he patented 200 acres in 1749 [abstract].

Death

John Elder may have died about 1793 (see tax list points below).

Other points of interest

  1. John Elder patented 200 acres in Prince George (later Dinwiddie) County in 1749, adjoining Thomas Elder [abstract]
     
  2. A John Elder died 21 Jan 1777 while serving with Claiborne and Newman Elder in the 6th Virginia Regiment [Dinwiddie data].
     
  3. Land Tax lists for Dinwiddie County show a John Elder with 200 acres from 1782 to 1792; he conveyed the land to Jeremiah Elder in 1793 and Jeremiah conveyed it to Col. Francis Muir in 1795 [Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Land Tax Lists, 1782-1814, Microfilm reel 85, Library of Virginia] [Dinwiddie data].
     
  4. Personal Property Tax lists for Dinwiddie County show a John Elder in 1782, 1783 and 1785, then a John Elder exempt from tax for 1786-1789, with Jeremiah Elder over 16 in the household in 1788-1789 [Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782-1799, Microfilm reel 86, Library of Virginia] [Dinwiddie data].
     
  5. There's a will of Jeremiah Elder in Brunswick County, Virginia, dated 12 Jan 1801 and proved 26 Jan 1801, that names sister Keziah Elder and niece Blancha Elder [Bradley, Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Books, Volume 4, 1795-1804, page 50 (Will Book 6, page 306)]. Blanche Elder married John Abernathy 3 Apr 1806 in Brunswick County, minister Peter Wynne [Vogt and Kethley, Brunswick County Marriages, 1750-1853, page 185]

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Edmund Elder

Edmund was born in 1727 and died about 1785.

Birth

Edmund Elder was born 21 Aug 1727 in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1].

Marriage

He married Sarah, date unknown. Sarah Elder was mentioned in court as the administrator of the estate of Edmund Elder in 1789 [Dinwiddie data].

Wife

I haven't found Sarah Elder's family. Sarah Elder last appears in Personal Property Tax records in 1789 (see tax list points below). She probably died then, since orphan children of Edmund were mentioned in court the same year.

Children

Robert and Daniel Elder, orphans of Edmund Elder, were mentioned in a 1789 court record [Dinwiddie data].

Thomas Elder died in Bedford County, Virginia, 1 Dec 1853, age 80 years (i.e. born about 1773), born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, to parents Edmund and Sally Elder [Neighbors, Bedford County, Virginia, Death Records, 1853-1860 and 1868-1880, page 7]. The 1850 Census said he was age 83 then (i.e. born about 1767).

Residences

Edmund Elder lived in Richmond County and in Prince George (later Dinwiddie) County, where he was given 100 acres of land in the will his father William made in 1754. Edmund was living on the land by 1753 [Hughes, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Data, 1752-1865, page 33 (Surveyor's Platt Book)]. Edmund Elder appears with 200 acres in the Land Tax list of 1782, and Edmund Elder Estate appears with 200 acres from 1787 to 1798 (see point 2 below).

Death

Edmund Elder probably died by 1785. He appears in Personal Property Tax list of 1784 with several slaves; Sarah Elder appears in 1785 with the same slaves (see point 3 below).

Other points of interest

  1. Thomas Jones patented 104 acres in Dinwiddie County, bounded by John Tucker, John Whitmore, Edmund Elder, and John Sanders, 2 Jun 1760 [Cavaliers & Pioneers, vol. 6, 1749-1762, p.365. Patent Book 34, p. 488]
     
  2. Land Tax lists for Dinwiddie County show Edmund Elder with 200 acres in 1782 and Edmund Elder Estate with 200 acres from 1787 to 1798; Claiborne Elder appears in 1799 with 200 acres [Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Land Tax Lists, 1782-1814, Microfilm reel 85, Library of Virginia] [Dinwiddie data]
     
  3. Personal Property Tax Lists for Dinwiddie County show Edmund Elder from 1782 to 1784 (he has slaves Glasgow, Kitt, Hannah, Jenny, Clarisa, Jack, Jeff, Lyddia, and Adam in 1784); in 1785 Edmund isn't listed but Sarah Elder is listed with the same slaves (with Clarah for Clarisa) [Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782-1799, Microfilm reel 86, Library of Virginia] [Dinwiddie data]
     
  4. In Nov 1790 Court of Dinwiddie County, John Edmundson assignee of Joel Hardaway, who was assignee of Sarah Elder administratrix of Edmund Elder deceased, petitioned against David Elder, Claiborne Elder and Joseph Elder. Suit dismissed against David Elder and Joseph Elder [Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Order Book, 1789-1791, Microfilm Reel 15, page 279, Library of Virginia]. This proves a connection between Edmund and Joseph Elder.

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Charles Elder

Charles was born in 1729 and died by 1757.

Birth

Charles Elder was born 30 May 1729 in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1].

Marriage

Unknown.

Wife

Unknown.

Children

None found.

Residences

Charles Elder lived in Richmond County, Virginia.

Death

Charles Elder died before 3 Oct 1757, when John Tarpley was appointed administrator of his estate [Richmond County, Virginia, Order Book 14, page 171; Microfilm reel 36, Library of Virginia] [record]

Other points of interest

  1. Charles Elder was named administrator of his father's estate along with his mother Anne 3 Feb 1755 [Richmond County, Virginia, Order Book 13, page 192; Microfilm reel 36, Library of Virginia]
     
  2. Charles Elder appears in polls for Landon Carter and John Woodbridge taken 5 Dec 1755 [Richmond County, Virginia, Order Book 13, pages 338-339; Microfilm reel 36, Library of Virginia]

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Joseph Elder

See Joseph and Mary Elder notes.

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Mary Ann Elder (twin)

Mary Ann was born in 1733; I haven't determined when she died.

Birth

Mary Ann was born 7 Sep 1733 (twin of Winnefred) in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1].

Marriage

Unknown.

Husband

Unknown

Children

The parish register records: son Silvester – born 16 Aug 1756 "a bastard child of Mary Elder's" [Ref 1].

Residences

Mary Ann Elder lived in Richmond County, Virginia.

Death

I haven't determined the place or date of her death. It was after her father's will dated 1754.

Other points of interest

Nancy Elder Biggs, niece of Mary Ann Elder and daughter of Joseph, named a daughter Mary Winnefred; she was referred to in Joseph's will as Winnefret.

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Winnefred Elder (twin)

I haven't documented some of the following information for Winifred, but have found enough support to think it likely to be true. The outline came from data on the Jones family [Ref 4]. I've used the modern spelling of her name in most cases.

Winnefred was born in 1733 and probably died about 1804.

Birth

Winnefred Elder was born 7 Sep 1733 (twin of Mary Ann) in Richmond County, Virginia [Ref 1].

Marriages

Winnefred was married to (1) Henry Jones [Ref 4] and (2) Robert Lenoir. She married Robert by 1764, when he was guardian of her children (see point 2 below).

Husbands

Henry Jones is said to have died in 1762 before his son Henry was born [Ref 4].

Robert Lenoir was born 3 Mar 1733 to parents Thomas and Mourning Lenoir [Acklen, Bible Records and Marriage Bonds, 1967, page 221], married first a daughter of James Fisher and then the widow Winnifred Jones, and died by 1793 when his will was proved (see point 4 below).

Children

The children of Robert Lenoir and his first wife are:

The children of Winnefred Elder and her first husband Henry Jones are:

The children of Winnefred and Robert Lenoir are:

Robert Lenoir was guardian of Susannah and Henry Jones (see point 2 below). Henry Jones Jr. named a daughter Winnie Elder Jones [Ref 4].

Residences

Winnefred Elder lived in Richmond, Dinwiddie and Brunswick counties in Virginia.

Death

She died about 1804 in Brunswick County, Virginia (see point 6 below).

Other points of interest

  1. Robert and Winifred Lenoir named children Thomas (his father's name), William and Ann (her parents' names).
     
  2. Robert Lenoir was guardian of Susanna and Henry Jones, orphans of Henry Jones deceased. He submitted guardian accounts in Brunswick County in 1764 [Brunswick County, Virginia, Orphan Book, 1740-1781, page 249; Microfilm Reel 52, Library of Virginia] and in 1783 [Brunswick County, Virginia, Guardians Accounts, 1780-1808, page 20; Microfilm Reel 3 (also contains Deed Book 3), Library of Virginia] and years in between.
     
  3. Fisher family researchers say that Robert Lenoir married Winnefred Fisher, daughter of James Fisher. I've found no record of a Winnefred Fisher. James Fisher's will proved in 1784 did not mention daughter Winnifred, though Winnifred Lenoir was still alive and Robert Lenoir witnessed the will [Bradley, Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Books, Volume I, page 52; Will Book 2, page 403]. That Robert Lenoir did marry a daughter of James Fisher is proved by the deed of gift from James Fisher to his grandson Fisher Lenoir [Bradley, Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Books, 1776-1787, page 48; Deed Book 13, page 226]. It appears that after Robert Lenoir's first wife died, he married the widow Winnifred Jones.
     
  4. The will of Robert Lenoir, dated 30 Oct 1792 and proved 24 Jun 1793, named wife Winifred and children Elizabeth James, Fisher, Winifred Chealy, Thomas, William, Lewis, Ann, Robert Crawley, and John. He also left bequests to grandchildren Francis Fisher Lenoir and John Peterson Lenoir. Robert C. and John were to stay with their mother until of age or married. He loaned to wife Winifred the land and plantation he lived on and other goods, to be sold upon her death. Executors: friend John Wilson, John Pease James, Joseph Chealy and wife Winifred. Witnesses: Jonathan Fisher, Robert Dunkley, John Latimer and George Latimer. [Bradley, Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Books, Volume 4, 1795-1804, page 67 (Will Book 5, page 510]
     
  5. Land Tax lists show Robert Lenoir deceased with 265 acres most years from 1800-1804 (I didn't check before 1800), and the 1805 list shows John Lenoar (sic) with 265 acres conveyed by Robert Lenoar [Brunswick County, Virginia, Land Tax Lists, 1800-13; Microfilm Reel 46, Library of Virginia]
     
  6. Personal Property Tax lists include Winnifred Lenoir for the years 1795-1797, 1799, 1801-1803 [Brunswick County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782-1807; Microfilm Reel 56, Library of Virginia]. Thus Winnifred Lenoir probably died by 1804.
     
  7. Elder-Lenoir-Latimer connections

    John Latimer, who witnessed the will of Robert Lenoir (see point 4), married Robert's sister Betty Lenoir. John Latimer also provided surety for the marriage of Nancy Elder, daughter of Joseph Elder (Winifred's brother).

    John Latimer's will, dated 6 Jun 1799 and proved 22 Dec 1800, named wife Betty, son William and other children and was witnessed by Lewis Lenoir, John Lenoir and Jonathan Fisher [Bradley, Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Books, volume 4, 1795-1804, 1997, pages 49-50 (Will Book 6, page 302)]

    William Latimer, who married Rebecca Elder 11 Feb 1797 [Vogt and Kethley, Brunswick County Marriages, 1750-1853, page 185], witnessed the note in which Winifred Lenoir gave permission for her daughter Ann Lenoir to marry Benjamin Wilson [record].

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Ephraim Elder

Ephraim's birthday is unknown (it's not in the parish register, where all the other children's births were recorded); he probably died in 1756.

Birth

Ephraim Elder's birthday is unknown. He probably was last-born of the children, as he was mentioned last in his father's will and seems to be the only son not provided with land.

Marriage

Unknown.

Wife

Unknown.

Children

Unknown.

Residences

Ephraim Elder lived in Richmond County, Virginia.

Death

He probably died in 1756 in the French and Indian War.

Other points of interest

  1. An Ephraim Elder was on the rolls of Capt. Peachey's Company of the Virginia Regiment in the French and Indian War and died in 1756 while in service. That unit's officers (William Peachey and John Williams) were from Richmond County, Sergeant William Baker was from Richmond County, and many of the recruits were from Richmond and Essex Counties. Details on the unit are given here. Ephraim Elder probably was a young man without financial resources at his father's death – service in the Virginia Regiment provided an opportunity to save money for a start in life. Incidentally, Capt. Peachey married a daughter of Gregory Glasscock's second cousin William [Ref 3].
     
  2. There was an Ephraim Elder who served in the Revolution and died in Campbell County, Virginia, about 1800; some researchers say that he was the son of William and Anne Elder. I've found no record connecting Ephraim from Richmond County and Ephraim from Campbell County. My findings on the other Ephraim are here.
     
  3. William Elder's 1754 will left his land in Richmond County to son Charles, and if Charles died without issue, to son Ephraim; Charles Elder died by 1757; in 1759 this land was sold by William's oldest son Peter [record]. Based on facts in (1) and (2), it's my opinion that Ephraim, son of William and Anne Elder, died in 1756.

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References

  1. George Harrison Sanford King, Registers of North Farnham Parish (1663-1814) and Lunenburg Parish (1783-1800), Richmond County, Virginia, pages 57-58
     
  2. Robert K. Headley, Jr., Wills of Richmond County, Virginia, 1699-1800, 1983
     
  3. Lawrence A. Glassco, The Glas(s)cock(e) – Glassco Saga, 1974; The Glas(s)cocks of England and America, 1984 (at DAR library)
     
  4. John Stanley Tyler, The McCormicks of Kintyre, 1955. [at DAR library]

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