Peter Elder of Virginia

Elder Notes ─ Generation 5 ─ Children of Joseph and Mary Elder

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The following children were named in the will of Joseph Elder [text]:

Another daughter is identified in a marriage record:

Some researchers say that there were other sons:

This comes to from 8 to 10 children. The notes for Joseph and Mary Elder are here.

References are given at the bottom of this page.


Joshua Elder

Joshua Elder was born about 1761 in Virginia and died in 1850 in Georgia. He appeared in Censuses from 1820 to 1850 [records].

Birth

Joshua was born about 1761 in Virginia (age 89 in 1850 Census of Mortality), probably in Dinwiddie County, where his parents lived in 1762.

Marriage

Hightower family researchers report that Joshua Elder married Minerva Hightower daughter of Joshua Hightower (based on what documentation I don't know). I've found no marriage record (but early marriage records from Wilkes County, Georgia, are incomplete, and they probably married around 1790).

Joshua Elder and wife Sarah sold land in Wilkes County, Georgia, in 1799 (see point 2 below). I've found no marriage record.

Wives

A deed from Joshua Hightower to grandsons Sterling Elder and Howell Elder in Clarke County, Georgia, dated 1810, indicates that Joshua Elder did marry a daughter of Joshua Hightower. Joshua Hightower was a neighbor of the Elder family in Brunswick County, Virginia. He was born 11 Jun 1741 in Richmond County, Virginia, to parents Charnel and Sarah Glasscock Hightower [King, Register of North Farnham Parish (NFPR), 1663-1814..., page 94]. Sarah Glasscock's brother Gregory married Joshua Elder's aunt Elizabeth Elder in Richmond County, Virginia [NFPR].

I've found no other record mentioning Sarah Elder. Some researchers say that Joshua Elder married Sarah Minerva Hightower, but it seems just as likely that Sarah was the second wife. Perhaps Sterling and Howell were the only children of Minerva.

Children

These are the children attributed to Joshua Elder (e.g. here):

Residences

Joshua Elder lived in Dinwiddie and Brunswick Counties in Virginia and in Wilkes, Greene, Clarke, Fayette and Coweta Counties in Georgia.

Death

Joshua Elder died in Apr 1850 in Clarke County, Georgia [1850 Census of Mortality]. He was buried in the Elder-Linch cemetery in Coweta County - the non-contemporary gravestone says "Joshua Elder, GA Militia, Rev War, 1761-1850" [findagrave.com].

Other points of interest

  1. Brunswick County, Virginia, records:

    Joshua Elder witnessed the sale of 75 acres of land by Joseph Vaughan and wife Lucy of St. Andrew's Parish in Brunswick County to Joseph Elder on 13 May 1779 [record]

    Joshua Elder appeared in Personal Property Tax records of Brunswick County, Virginia, first in 1782 and last in 1788 [Microfilm reel 56, 1782-1798, Library of Virginia]. Thus he was 21 years of age by 1782. He did not appear in Land Tax records of Brunswick County [Microfilm reel 45, 1782-1799, Library of Virginia].

    Joshua Elder appeared in Brunswick County, Virginia, 25 Sep 1790, as a buyer at the estate sale of James Fisher deceased [Bradley, Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Books, Volume 3, page 62 (Will Book 5, page 476)].

  2. Early Georgia land records:

    William Glass and wife Sarah of Greene County sold 200 acres to Joshua Elder of Wilkes County, in Wilkes County on Little River adjoining Samuel Finley, Stars, Pointer; witnesses Henry Jones, Thomas Hogan, Zachariah Glass; dated 24 Dec 1792 and registered 26 Mar 1793 [Farmer, Wilkes County, Georgia, Deed Books A-VV, 1784-1806, 1996, page 299 (Deed Book II, page 533)]

    Joshua Elder and wife Sarah of Greene County sold 200 acres to George Tucker of Wilkes County, in Wilkes County on Little River waters adjoining John Ogletree, James Finley, George Tucker; witnesses Thomas Brown J.P., Jery Brown; dated 16 Nov 1799 and registered 19 Jun 1800 [Farmer, Wilkes County, Georgia, Deed Books A-VV, 1784-1806, 1996, page 619 (Deed Book RR, page 417)]. Note: Joshua Elder and others returned an inventory 20 Dec 1805 in Clarke County for Jeremiah Brown deceased, administrators Thomas, Elijah and Sarah Brown 5 Dec 1805 [Austin, Georgia Intestate Records, 1986, page 48].

    Thomas and Matthew Talbot (executors of John Talbot, late of Wilkes County) sold 230 acres to Joshua Elder, land in Greene County originally granted to William Oakman, bounded by Oconee River and William Matthews line; witness Evan Long J.P.; dated 14 Jan 1799 and recorded 15 Mar 1799 [Turner, Greene County, Georgia, Land Records, Deeds 1785-1810, 1997, page 262 (Deed Book P, page 40)]. Note: the 1827 Tax Digest of Clarke County, Georgia, reports Joshua Elder Senr with 330 acres originally granted to Oakman (see point 3 below for reference).

  3. Georgia Tax Digests

    Joshua Elder appeared in Wilkes County Tax Digests 1791-1796 (on waters of Little River, adjoining George Tucker, James Finley, Henry Starr) [Hudson, Wilkes County, Georgia, Tax Records, 1785-1805, 1996 (at DAR)]; Joshua Hightower appeared in the same Digests (except 1793).

    Joshua Elder appeared in Greene County Tax Digests 1799 [Abbe and Neal, Greene County, Georgia, Tax Digests pre-1800, 2009 (at DAR)]

    Joshua Elder appeared in Clarke County Tax Digests 1803-1827 [Parr, Clarke County, Georgia, Tax Digests, 1802-1810, 2003; Abbe, Clarke County, Georgia, Tax Digests, 1811-1820, 2005; Abbe, Clarke County, Georgia, Tax Digests, 1821-1830, 2004]

    Joshua Elder appeared in Fayette County Tax Digests 1829, 1831-1833 [Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties, Fayette County, Georgia, Tax Digests for the years 1823, 1824, 1827, 1829, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834 (at DAR)]; John L. Elder was Joshua's agent in the years he was listed.

    Joshua Elder appeared in Coweta County Tax Digests 1833-1834 [Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties, Fayette County, Georgia, Tax Digests for the years 1823, 1824, 1827, 1829, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834 (at DAR)].

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David Elder

David Elder was born about 1766 in Virginia and died in 1853 in Georgia. He appeared in Censuses from 1820 to 1850 [records].

Birth

David was born about 1766 (age 84 in 1850 Census). A non-contemporary memorial says he was born in 1760; however, his father gave him permission to marry in 1785 so he must have been born later than 1760 (age of consent for marriage was 21).

Marriage

David Elder married three times:

(1) David Elder and Polly Read married in Brunswick County, Virginia, on or after 22 Aug 1785, when bond was posted by Joel Biggs and David Elder; permission was given by fathers Joseph Elder and William Read in Aug 1785, witnessed by Joel and Nancy Biggs [record]

(2) David Elder and Polly Phillips married in Brunswick County, Virginia, on or after 23 Jan 1797, when bond was posted by David Elder and Thomas Wade; permission given by father Thomas Phillips [record].

(3) David Elder and Elizabeth Allen married in Clarke County, Georgia, 23 Apr 1813 [Georgia Marriages to 1850, Ancestry.com]

Wives

Polly Read was daughter of William Read (marriage record). William Read's will, dated 23 Oct 1794 and proved 26 Jan 1795, names daughter Mary Hill Elder [Bradley, Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Books, Volume 3, page 78 (Will Book 5, page 566)]; the will mentions William's wife, but not by name. Polly Elder died between 27 Jan 1795, when David and Mary Elder completed a land sale (see point 2 below), and 23 Jan 1797, when David Elder married Polly Phillips.

Polly Phillips was daughter of Thomas Phillips (marriage record).

Elizabeth Allen was born in Virginia about 1785 (age 65 in 1850 Census). She is not mentioned in David Elder's will in 1853.

Children

The will of David Elder, dated 27 May 1853, names children John P. Elder, Doctor W. Elder, Joseph M. Elder (deceased), Wyche M. J. Elder, Sarah Holloway, Thomas P. Elder, Ermine Sims (deceased), plus Sally Elder (daughter-in-law?); witnesses David B. Elder, Almira C. Elder and John H. Lose, Sr.; executors Doctor W. Elder and James P. Holloway [Clarke County, Georgia]. Shannon Elder listed 15 children for David Elder in his family history:

Children of David and Polly Read Elder are:

Children of David and Polly Phillips Elder are:

Children of David and Elizabeth Allen Elder are:

Residences

David Elder lived in Brunswick County, Virginia, and in Clarke County, Georgia.

Death

David Elder died 4 Aug 1853 in Clarke (now Oconee) County, Georgia, and was buried in the David Elder cemetery [findagrave.com].

Other points of interest

  1. David Elder appeared in Personal Property Tax records of Brunswick County, Virginia, first in 1788 and last in 1806 [Microfilm reels 56 & 57, 1782-1798 & 1799-1815, Library of Virginia]. He last appeared in Land Tax records of Brunswick County in 1806 with 220 acres [Microfilm reels 45 & 46, 1782-1799 & 1800-1813, Library of Virginia].
     
  2. Land ownership records in Brunswick County

    John Biggs and wife Mason sold 50 acres to David Elder, beginning at the mouth of Holloways Spring Branch ...; witnesses Drury B. Stith, Richard Biggs and Hiurson Grubs; dated 6 Sep 1789 and recorded 26 Oct 1789 [Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Book 14, page 536].

  3. 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]

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James Elder

See James and Mary Elder notes.

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John Elder

John Elder was born by 1769 in Brunswick County, Virginia, and died by 1812 in Clarke County, Georgia.

Birth

John Elder's birth date is unknown. He was at least 21 in 1790 when he appeared in Personal Property Tax records (see point 1 below). Therefore, he was born no later than 1769.

Marriage

John Elder and Ann Johns married in Charlotte County, Virginia, on or after 1 Jul 1799, when bond was posted by John Elder and Edmund F. Patrick [records]

Wife

I've found no records for the family of Ann Johns. Ann Elder (age 45 and over, with 4 boys) is listed in the 1820 Census of Clarke County [Microfilm series M33, Roll 8, Page 147]. Ann Elder (age 50-59) is listed in the 1830 Census of Clarke County [Microfilm series M19, Roll 16, Page 298]. Ann Elder (age 73, born Virginia) is listed with Joseph Elder in the 1850 Census of Clarke County [citation below].

Children

Richard Cox guardian of orphans of John Elder deceased, namely Jack, Jerry, Joseph, David, Doctor Washington Patrick Henry Elder (sic), gave bond 7 Sep 1812 in Clarke County, surety David Holmes, Sterling Elder [Austin, Georgia intestate records, page 97]. The last-listed orphan may be two separate people: I've found no records for him/them.

Residences

John Elder lived in Brunswick, Campbell and Henry Counties in Virginia and in Clarke County, Georgia.

Death

John Elder died in Clarke County, Georgia, in 1812. Sterling Elder, administrator of John Elder deceased gave bond 3 Mar 1812; surety James Langford, Joseph Brown, Peter Randolph [Austin, Georgia Intestate Records, page 97].

Other points of interest

  1. Tax records

    John Elder appeared in Personal Property Tax records of Campbell County, Virginia, first in 1790 and last in 1794 [Microfilm reel 66, 1785-1814, Library of Virginia]. Thus he was 21 years of age by 1790. He last appeared in Land Tax records of Campbell County in 1803 with 81 acres [Microfilm reel 56, 1782-1806, Library of Virginia].

    John Elder appeared in Personal Property Tax records of Henry County, Virginia, first in 1801 and last in 1807 (there was no personal property tax in 1808) [Microfilm reel 175, 1782-1830, Library of Virginia]. He did not appear in Henry County Land Tax records [Microfilm reel 148, 1782-1821, Library of Virginia].

    David Elder Junr, Jerimiah Elder and Nancy Elder (Ann?) were listed together in the Clarke County, Georgia, Tax Digest of 1828 in Capt. Atkinson's District [Abbe, Clarke County, Georgia, Tax Digests, 1821-1830, 2005, page 376].

  2. Land ownership records

    Francis M. Petty sold 81 acres to John Elder, in Campbell County adjoining Joseph Elder, James Elder and Jesse Mason; witnesses Joseph Elder, Luke Matthews, Nathl Rodgers and Joseph Crews; dated 1 Feb 1797 and recorded 12 Jun 1797 [Campbell County, VA, Deeds, Book 4, 1796-1799, page 199; Microfilm reel 2, Library of Virginia]

    John Elder and wife Nancy of Henry County, Virginia, sold 81 acres to Luke Matthews of Campbell County, on Austin's Branch bounded by James Hanks, Luke Matthews, Jesse Mason and John Clark; witnesses Abm Hanks, Josiah Mason, Davy Driskill and Thos Hanks; dated 16 Jun 1803 and recorded 13 Feb 1804 [Campbell County, Virginia, Deed Book 6, 1802-1805, page 440 (Library of Virginia, microfilm reel 3)].

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Polly M. Elder

Polly Elder was born in Brunswick County no earlier than 1771 and died in Kentucky by 1828.

Birth

Joseph Elder gave permission for his daughter Polly M. Elder to marry in 1792, so she was under 21 then. This means that she was born no earlier than 1771. I've found no other evidence of her birth date. She was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.

Marriages

Polly M. Elder and Joseph Crews were married in 1792 by Charles Cobb; permission was given by father Joseph Elder on 16 Jun 1792, witnessed by Wm and John Hanks; bond was posted by Joseph Crews and Wm Matthews on 18 Jun 1792 [record]

Polly Crews and William Crowley married by 1807, when he entered the Georgia Land Lottery in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, in the names of four orphans of Joseph Crews. I've found no record of the marriage.

Husbands

(1) Joseph Crews Junior and Senior were listed in Campbell County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax records for 1793 and 1795-1797 (see citation in point 1 below).

(2) William Crowley was son of Benjamin Crowley (named in his will dated 15 Aug 1817 and recorded 15 Oct 1817 [McRee, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Abstracts of Wills, 1794-1903, 2002, page 62 (Will Book B, page 140)]).

Children

The children of Joseph and Polly Elder Crews are:

The children of William and Polly Elder Crews Crowley are:

Residences

Polly Elder Crews Crowley lived in Brunswick and Campbell Counties in Virginia, in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, and in Henderson County, Kentucky.

Death

Other points of interest

  1. Joseph Crews appeared in Personal Property Tax records of Campbell County, Virginia, first in 1792 and last in 1798 [Microfilm reel 66, 1785-1814, Library of Virginia]. Thus he was 21 years of age by 1792. He did not appear in Land Tax records of Campbell County [Microfilm reel 56, 1782-1806, Library of Virginia].
     

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Betsy (Elizabeth) Elder

I have not found records for Betsy Elder, son of Joseph and Mary Elder.

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Jeremiah Elder

I have not found records for Jeremiah Elder, son of Joseph and Mary Elder.

There are records that appear to be for a different Jeremiah Elder, however, probably a son of John Elder of Dinwiddie County:

A Jeremiah Elder over 16 appeared with John Elder in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax lists for 1788 and 1789 [Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax lists, 1782-1799, Microfilm Reel 86, Library of Virginia]. John Elder didn't appear after 1789. Jeremiah Elder 21 or over appeared in 1794, 1798 and 1800. [Dinwiddie Elders Data]

John Elder conveyed 200 acres to Jeremiah Elder in 1793, and Jeremiah Elder conveyed 200 acres to Col. Francis Muir in 1795 [Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Land Tax Lists, 1782-1814, Microfilm reel 85, Library of Virginia]. [Dinwiddie Elders Data]

The will of Jeremiah Elder in Brunswick County, Virginia, dated 12 Jan 1801 and proved 26 Jan 1801, named sister Keziah Elder and niece Blancha Elder; witnesses were William King, Robert Latimer, Cuddy Cheely and Martha Cheely; executors were Joseph Cheely, William Latimer and Keziah Elder [Bradley, Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Books, volume 4, 1795-1804, page 50, 1997 (Will Book 6, page 306)]. William King married Susannah J. Elder 24 Nov 1798; William Latimer married Rebecca Elder 11 Feb 1797; Blanche Elder married John Abernathy 3 Apr 1806 [Vogt and Kethley, Brunswick County Marriages, 1750-1853, page 185]. Joseph Elder didn't mention a daughter Keziah in his 1800 will; perhaps Keziah (and Susannah and Rebecca) were daughters of John Elder.

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Nancy (Ann) Elder

Nancy Elder was born 1762 or later in Dinwiddie or Brunswick County, Virginia, and died between 1791 and 1800 in Brunswick County. There are no Census records.

Birth

Joseph Elder gave permission for his daughter Nancy Elder to marry in 1783, so she was under 21 then. This means that she was born no earlier than 1762. I've found no other evidence of her birth date. She was born in Dinwiddie or Brunswick County, Virginia.

Marriage

Joel Biggs and Nancy Elder married on or after 7 Apr 1783 in Brunswick County, Virginia, when a marriage bond was posted by Joel Biggs and John Latimer; permission was given by father Joseph Elder on 2 Apr 1783 [record]

Husband

Joel Biggs had children by a previous marriage (wife's name unknown). I've found no records for his family, but Stephen, John and Richard Biggs were his contemporaries in Brunswick County.

Children

The will of Joel Biggs, dated 17 Apr 1806 and proved 4 May 1806, names children Joseph, Winney, Aaron, David, Joel and Elizabeth; John Thompson named guardian for son Joseph; witnesses Joseph Cunningham, Hugh Hawthorn and William Strong; executors friends Sherwood Strong and John Thompson [Austin, Abstracts of Georgia Wills, page 98 (Clarke County, Georgia, Will Book A (1803-1822), page 20)].

The following children were named in Joel Biggs' will:

Residences

Nancy Elder Biggs lived in Brunswick County (and perhaps Dinwiddie County), Virginia.

Death

Nancy Elder Biggs died after 1791, when her son Joseph was born, and before 1800, when her husband sold land (see point 2 below).

Other points of interest

  1. Tax records

    Joel Biggs appeared in Personal Property Tax records of Brunswick County, Virginia, first in 1782 and last in 1800 [Microfilm reels 56 & 57, 1782-1798 & 1799-1815, Library of Virginia]. Thus he was 21 years of age by 1782.

    He last appeared in Land Tax records of Brunswick County in 1802 with 150 acres [Microfilm reels 45 & 46, 1782-1799 & 1800-1813, Library of Virginia].

    Joel Biggs appeared in Clarke County, Georgia, Tax Digests first in 1803 and last in 1806 [Parr, Clarke County, Georgia, Tax Digests, 1802-1810, 2003]

  2. Land ownership records

    Edward Ragsdale and wife Milly of Dinwiddie County sold 200 acres to Joel Biggs of Brunswick County, previously purchased from Isham Wall and then in the possession of the said Joel Biggs; witnesses William Pritchett, Hezekiah Davis and Stephen Biggs; dated 20 Mar 1771 and recorded 25 Mar 1771 [Bradley, Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Books, volume 5, 1770-1775, page 9, 1998 (Deed Book 10, page 99)]. This is the earliest record I've found for Joel Biggs.

    Joel Biggs and wife Ann of Brunswick County sold 50 acres to David Roper of Brunswick County, adjoining Hickory Run and Benjamin Jones; witnesses Jeremiah Roper, Moses Quarles Jr., Thomas Williams, and Christopher Dameron; dated 7 Dec 1784 and recorded 22 Aug 1785 [Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Book 14, page 128]. Perhaps Nancy Elder's legal name was Ann (after her grandmother) and Nancy was her nickname.

    Joel Biggs of Brunswick County sold 150 acres to Richard Biggs, in Brunswick County adjoining Peter Wynne, William W. Harper, Cap. Ben Jones, Ben Wilson, Hickory Run; witnesses H. Randolph, Robert Turnbull and Edward Randolph; dated 12 Sep 1800 and recorded 2 Oct 1800 [Brunswick County, Virginia, Record Book 1, 1789-1885, pages 209-210; Microfilm reel 131, Library of Virginia]. Note: wife Nancy not mentioned.

    Joel Biggs sold land to John Billups, in Clarke County, Georgia; dated 23 Dec 1801 and recorded 4 Apr 1804 [Clarke County, Georgia, General Index to Deeds, Direct, A-K, 1801-1907; LDS film 214579 (Deed Book A, page 240)]

  3. Stephen Biggs witnessed the purchase of land by Joel Biggs in 1771. The Revolutionary War pension application of Stephen Biggs (R833) states that he was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 19 Apr 1755, enlisted for a year in Spotsylvania County around 1776, served in Brunswick County intermittently from 1778 to 1781, and moved to Green County, Kentucky in 1794 [National Archives, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, M804, Footnote.com]. If the Biggs family lived in Dinwiddie County, that would account for the lack of early records for Joel.

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Ephraim Elder

Ephraim Elder's birth year is unknown; he died about 1800 in Virginia. There are no Census records.

Ephraim Elder's parents have not been identified. He may have been the son of Joseph Elder of Campbell County, of William Elder of Richmond County, or of one of the Elders of Dinwiddie County. Ephraim Elder moved from Brunswick County to the Campbell-Charlotte area about the same time as Joseph Elder did; that Ephraim died about 1800 may explain why he was not mentioned in Joseph Elder's 1800 will. William Elder mentioned a son Ephraim in his 1754 will, but his son Ephraim seems to have died in the French and Indian War [link].

Birth

Ephraim Elder's birth date is unknown. He served in the later part of the Revolutionary War so probably was born no later than 1764 (making him 16 in 1780). He married without permission in 1787, so was 21 by then.

Marriage

Ephraim Elder (batchelor, of Brunswick County, Virginia) and Martha (Patsy) Matthews (spinster, of Campbell County, Virginia) were married 16 Jul 1787 in Charlotte County, Virginia, by John Weatherford; bond was posted by Ephraim Elder and William Matthews on 9 Jul 1787 [records].

Wife

Martha Matthews was born about 1759 (age about 84 in her 6 Apr 1843 pension application) and died 5 Jan 1846 [U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872, Ancestry.com]. She may have been a daughter of the William Matthews who gave bond for her marriage, and a sister of the Samuel Matthews who was a witness for her pension application. Martha Elder married (2) Mark Moore 11 Oct 1808 in Campbell County, Virginia [Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, FamilySearch.org]. Mark Moore's will, dated 19 Jul 1811 and proved 13 Sep 1812, gave "wife Martha Moore the land I now live on." [Hopkins, Campbell County, Virginia, Wills and Inventories, 1782-1847, page 44].

If William Matthews was Martha's father and Mary Elder's brother: (1) Ephraim probably wasn't a son of Joseph and Mary Elder (Ephraim and Martha would have been first cousins); and (2) Ephraim probably wasn't the brother of Joseph Elder (he would have been Martha's uncle by marriage).

Children

Ephraim and Martha Elder had the following children:

I've found no record connecting Ephraim and Martha Elder and two other possible children who lived in Campbell County: Nancy Elder and Alfred Elder.

Residences

Ephraim Elder lived in Brunswick, Campbell and Charlotte Counties in Virginia.

Death

Ephraim Elder died "on or about the year 1800" [Martha Moore pension application (see point 1 below)]. For sake of comparison, she said that second husband Mark Moore died "on or about the year 1813", when his will was proved in 1812 (according to Hopkins).

Other points of interest

  1. Martha Moore, widow of Ephraim Elder and Mark Moore, applied on 6 Apr 1843 in Campbell County, Virginia, for a pension based on their Revolutionary War service [W7471, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Microfilm series M804, Roll 1757 (see Ancestry.com or HeritageQuest or Footnote.com)]. She received a pension from 1836 through 1845. Martha stated that Ephraim served for three years in the Virginia Continental Line. Witness Reuben Brizendine served with Ephraim Elder for about 18 months; witness Samuel Matthews was with Ephraim Elder at the siege of Yorktown. [records]
     
  2. Ephraim Elder, Isham Trotter, Joseph Haselwood, Stith Wynne and Richard Birch witnessed a sale of land from Matthew Wynne and wife Anne and Peter Wynne and wife Mary to Samuel Dameron (all grantors and grantee from Brunswick County); dated 28 Nov 1783 and proved 28 Jun 1784 [Bradley, Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Books, volume 1, page 46 (Will Book 2, page 341)]. This is the earliest record I've found for Ephraim, provided he's not the same one who lived in Richmond County. This connects him to Brunswick County, as does his marriage bond.
     
  3. Ephraim Elder appeared in Personal Property Tax records of Charlotte County, Virginia, 1789-1790 [Microfilm reel 80, 1782-1813, Library of Virginia] and of Campbell County, Virginia, in 1791 [Microfilm reel 66, 1785-1814, Library of Virginia]. He did not appear in Land Tax records of Charlotte County [Microfilm reel 70, 1782-1802, Library of Virginia] or of Campbell County [Microfilm reel 56, 1782-1806, Library of Virginia].

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