Peter Elder of Virginia

Elder Notes ─ Generation 7 ─ Children of Joshua and Lydia Elder

These are the twelve known children of Joshua6 and Lydia Elder:

Note: Lydia Elder left land in trust for her children before she died in 1870, and the land became available when Joshua Elder died in 1885. Shares went to surviving children or their heirs. Eleven shares are mentioned in deeds documenting sales of the shares, meaning that one child had died without heirs by that time.

The notes for Joshua and Lydia Elder are here.

References are given at the bottom of this page.


Mary E. Elder

Mary Elder was born about 1824 and died after 1880. She appeared with her parents in Censuses from 1850 to 1880 [records]

Birth

Mary was born about 1824 (1860-1880 Censuses) in Rutherford County, Tennessee [records].

Marriage

I've found no marriage record for Mary.

Children

None.

Residences

Mary resided in Rutherford County, Tennessee, her whole life. She seems to have lived with her parents up to 1880.

Death

Mary died after the 1880 Census.

Other points of interest

  1. Both of Mary's grandmothers were named Mary (Mary Mason and Mary King)
     
  2. I've found no record of the sale of Mary's 1/11 share of the Lydia Elder trust land.

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William King Elder

William Elder was born in 1826 and died after 1910. He appeared in Censuses from 1850 to 1910 [records].

Birth

William was born Jul 1826 [1900 Census, Microfilm series T623, Roll 1570, Page 2B] in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Marriage

William married Eveline Batey on 4 Mar 1852 [record] in Rutherford County, Tennessee [Ref 1]

Wife

Eveline Batey was born about 1828 (age 22 in 1850 Census), and died between the 1880 and 1900 Censuses. She lived with William F. Batey at the time of the 1850 Census. William F. Batey was born in Virginia about 1777 (age 73 in 1850 Census), married 15 Nov 1815 in Rutherford County to Elizabeth Sills [Ref 3], and died intestate by 24 January 1851 when appointment of Lewis M. Grigg as administrator of his estate was recorded [Rutherford County, Tennessee, Record Book 15, page 492]. Elizabeth Sills Batey apparently died before the 1840 Census [Microfilm series M704, Roll 135, Page 533].

Children

These are probable children of William and Eveline Elder:

Residences

William Elder lived in Rutherford and Franklin Counties, Tennessee.

Death

He died after the 1910 Census and apparently before 1914, since he doesn't appear in the Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records (1914 - 1931) [Ref 7].

Other points of interest

  1. William K. Elder was listed as William King Elder in the 1910 Census. He may have been named after his mother's uncle, William King.
     
  2. R. L. Martin sold the 1/11 share of Lydia Elder's trust land, originally belonging to her son William K. Elder, when it became available upon Joshua Elder's death [Rutherford County, Tennessee, Deed Book 28, page 264; LDS microfilm number 0377702]
     
  3. Death records have been found for these children:

    Eva King Hinch, widow of John Harmon Hinch, died 12 Feb 1947, age 83; born 23 Aug 1863 in Rutherford, Tennessee; father William K. Elder and mother Eveline Baley (sic)

    [Ref 5]

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Edmund E. Elder

Edmund Elder was born in 1828 and died in 1918. In some records he is called Edward Elder. He appeared in Censuses from 1850 to 1910 [records].

Birth

Edmund was born Feb 1828 (1900 Census; 1828 in death record) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Marriage

Edward Elder married Eliza Chrisman 21 Mar 1858 [record] in Williamson County, Tennessee [Ref 1].

Wife

Eliza Chrisman was born Feb 1827 in Tennessee (1900 Census), and died after the 1900 Census. I haven't found her in the 1850 Census. There was an Eliza Elder, age 3, living with Ike and Barbary Chrisman, both age 63, in Williamson County in 1860 [1860 Census, Microfilm series M653, Roll 1279, Page 217].

Children

These are the children of Edward and Eliza Elder (five of eight were said to be living at the 1900 Census):

Residences

Edmund Elder lived in Rutherford and Williamson Counties, Tennessee. Edward was living with daughter Barbara Stevens' family at the time of the 1910 Census.

Death

Ed Elder, widowed, died 17 Jun 1918 in Nolensville, Williamson County, Tennessee, age 90; born 1828 in Tennessee; father Josh [Ref 5].

Other points of interest

  1. Edmund Elder sold his 1/11 share of his mother Lydia Elder's trust land to B. L. Ridley, dated 28 Aug 1885 [Rutherford County, Tennessee, Deed Book 28, page 81; LDS microfilm number 0377702] [record]
     
  2. Death records have been found for these children:

    Tabitha Ann Ray, widow, died 15 Nov 1933 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, age 70; born 1 Feb 1863 in Tennessee; father Ed Elder (born Tennessee) and mother Eliza Christenson (sic) (born Tennessee)

    Barbara Caroline Stephens, married, died 18 Jan 1929 in Williamson County, Tennessee, age 61; born 27 May 1867 in Tennessee; father Edmund Elder (born Tennessee) and mother Eliza Chrisman (born Tennessee)

    Willy King Elder, married to Willie Mcbroon, died 01 Oct 1931, age 68; born 20 Aug 1863 in Tennessee; father Ed J. Elder (born Tennessee) and mother Eliza Elder (born Tennessee)

    [Ref 5]

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Lucy E. Elder

Lucy Elder was born about 1828 and died between 1880 and 1885. She appeared in Censuses from 1850 to 1880 [records]. Both her parents had sisters named Lucy.

Birth

Lucy Elder was born about 1828 (age 22 in 1850 Census) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Marriages

Lucy Elder married twice:

(1) she married James A. White 18 Apr 1848 [record] in Rutherford County, Tennessee [Ref 3]; he seems to have died before the 1870 Census.

(2) she married a Mr. Trigg after the 1870 Census and before the 1880 Census (I haven't found a record).

Husbands

Census information on James A. White is inconsistent: in 1850 he was said to be age 29 and born in Virginia; in 1860 he was said to be age 51 and born in Ohio. I haven't identified his parents. A James A. White married 5 Apr 1838 in Rutherford County to Martha Hooberry [Ref 3].

I haven't found the full name of Lucy's second husband. However, a John S. Trigg married Lucy A. T. Walden 17 Jan 1856 in Rutherford County. In the 1850 Census L. A. T. Walden, age 10, lived with John and Lucy J. Walden [Microfilm series M432, Roll 894, Page 180B]. Lucy J. Walden was sister to Lydia Elder, both daughters of John Etter, so Lucy A. T. Walden and Lucy Elder White were cousins. Thus this John Trigg is a possibility.

Children

These are children of Lucy and James White:

Residences

Lucy Elder lived in Rutherford and Davidson Counties, Tennessee, and Craighead County, Arkansas. She lived with her father in 1880.

Death

Lucy Trigg died between 1880 (Census) and 14 Sep 1885 when son George Lloyd White sold his 1/3 of his deceased mother's 1/11 share in the Lydia Elder trust land.

Other points of interest

  1. James White had children John (12), Henry (11) and James (6) in his household at the 1850 Census, also Ann E. Elder (11); this suggests that he was a widower when he married Lucy Elder [record]. Lucy had a sister Ann E. Elder, but she wasn't age 11 in 1850.
     
  2. George Lloyd White mentioned sisters Claudia Vaughan and Mary Louisa Young in the deed selling land from his grandmother's trust. I have found no other record of a Mary Louisa - his other sister appears as Tennessee V. in the 1880 Census.

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Emily Jane Elder

Emily Elder was born in 1831 and died in 1907. She appeared in Censuses from 1850 to 1900 [records].

Birth

Emily Elder was born Aug 1831 (1900 Census) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Marriage

She married George M. Burnett 12 Jan 1853 (record) in Rutherford County, Tennessee [Ref 1].

Husband

George Burnett was born about 1827 in Tennessee (age 33 in 1860 census), died 21 Feb 1901 in Davidson County, Tennessee, and was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery [Ref 4]. His parents probably were William and Dorothy Burnett (1850 Census) who both were born in Virginia.

Children

Emily and George Burnett were reported to have 3 of 8 children living at the time of the 1900 Census. Earlier Censuses show these children:

Note: there are inconsistencies in children's ages across Censuses.

Residences

Emily Elder Burnett lived in Rutherford and Davidson Counties in Tennessee. Emily and George lived with their son Henry and family in 1900.

Death

Emily Burnett died 21 Oct 1907 in Davidson County, Tennessee, and was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery [Ref 4].

Other points of interest

  1. I haven't found a record of sale for Emily's share of the Lydia Elder trust land.
     
  2. Death records have been found for these children:

    Henry J. Burnett, married, died 28 Feb 1917 in District 2, Davidson County, Tennessee, age 60; born 28 Dec 1856 in Tennessee; merchant; father George M. Burnett (born Tennessee) and mother Emily J. Elder (born Tennessee)

    Druetta Mayche, married, died 01 Dec 1891 in Nashville, Tennessee, age 24; born 1867; parents not given.

    [Ref 5]

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Henry M. Elder

See Henry Elder notes.

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James Stirling Elder

James Elder was born about 1835 and died in 1877. He appeared in Censuses from 1850 to 1880 [records].

Birth

James Elder was born about 1835 (age 15 in 1850 Census) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Marriage

James S. Elder and Martha A. Nokes married 12 Mar 1856 [record] in Davidson County, Tennessee [Ref 3]. Martha's family name is hard to make out in this record, but other sources say that it is Nokes.

Wife

Martha Nokes was born Feb 1835 (1900 Census). Her parents were born in North Carolina. A Martha Ann Nokes, age 15, lived with Susanah Nokes in Cannon County, Tennessee in 1850 [1850 Census, Microfilm series M432, Roll 872, Page 359B].

Children

James and Martha Elder had the following children (6 of 10 children living at the 1900 Census):

Note: there are inconsistencies in children's ages across Censuses.

Residences

James lived in Rutherford and Davidson Counties in Tennessee and in Craighead County, Arkansas.

Death

James Elder died in 1887 in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas [Ref 5].

Other points of interest

  1. James Elder and family are included in History of Craighead County, Arkansas [Ref 5] [record]
     
  2. James S. Elder sold his 1/11 share of Lydia Elder's trust land to B. L. Ridley, registered 23 Feb 1887 [Rutherford County, Tennessee, Deed Book 29, pages 112-113; LDS microfilm number 0377702] [record]

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Benjamin A. Elder

Benjamin Elder was born about 1837 and died in 1879. He appeared in Censuses from 1850 to 1870 [records].

Birth

Benjamin Elder was born about 1837 (age 13 in 1850 Census) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Marriage

Benjamin Elder married twice:

(1) he married 15 Jul 1857 Sarah Chrisman [record] in Williamson County, Tennessee [Ref 1]; divorced in 1861 [Sarah Elder vs. Benjamin Elder, Tennessee Divorce and Other Records, 1800-1965, Ancestry.com]

(2) he married 27 Nov 1866 Mary Jane Hegdon in Rutherford County, Tennessee [Ref 2 and Ref 14]

Wives

Sarah E. Chrisman was born 1837 [Ref 5; but age 13 1850 Census]. She lived with Joseph Chrisman in the 1850 and 1860 Censuses. After her divorce, she married Elisha Fly 24 Dec 1865 in Williamson County, Tennessee [Ref 2]. She died 6 Aug 1922 in Williamson County, daughter of Joseph Chrisman [death record].

Mary Jane Higden was born May 22, 1848 [Ref 14]. She probably was the daughter of Elija and Sarah Higden (1860 Census). Mrs. Mollie Elder (indexed as Mattie) married H. G. Bell 25 May 1884 in Craighead County [Ref 11] (marriage is listed in the family Bible under the name Mrs. M. J. Elder [Ref 14]). Henry G. Bell (born Mar 1866 - sic) and wife Mollie Bell (born May 1848), married 32 years (sic), appear in Jonesboro in the 1900 Census [Microfilm series T623, Roll 55, Page 21A]. I've found no further record.

Children

Benjamin Elder had at least 7 children:

Residences

Benjamin Elder lived in Rutherford and Williamson Counties in Tennessee and in Craighead County, Arkansas.

Death

Benjamin Elder died 15 Apr 1879 in Craighead County, Arkansas [Ref 14].

Other points of interest

  1. Benjamin Elder probably served in Company E, 20th Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, CSA; enlisted 8 Jun 1861 at Trousdale for 12 months; wounded severely in shoulder at Hoover's Gap on 24 Jun 1863; on roll 20 Jan 1864, age 26, at hospital; on hospital rolls at Kingston, Georgia, employed as nurse [Ref 15]. This Company was composed primarily of Rutherford County men [Henderson, The Story of Murfreesboro]. George Elder served in the same Company.
     
  2. John S. Williamson and wife J. A. Williamson (daughter of B. A. Elder deceased) sold her part of her father's 1/11 share of Lydia Elder trust land to William H. Burhitt, registered 20 Dec 1886 [D.B. 28, pages 606-607]. [record] W. H. probably was the husband of Ann Elder, Benjamin's sister.

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Levi W. Elder

Levi Elder was born about 1839 and died after 1880. He appeared in Censuses from 1850 to 1880 [records].

Birth

Levi Elder was born about 1839 (age 11 in 1850 Census) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Marriage

Levi Elder married 27 Apr 1859 Mary E. T. McGowan [record] in Rutherford County, Tennessee [Ref 1]

Wife

Mary McGowan was born about 1840 in Tennessee (age 10 in 1850 Census), and died after the 1880 Census. Her mother probably was Martha McGowan (1850 Census).

Children

Levi and Mary Elder had one child who appeared in Census records:

Residences

Levi Elder lived in Rutherford County, Tennessee, and in Craighead and Conway Counties, Arkansas.

Death

Levi Elder died after the 1880 Census.

Other points of interest

  1. Levi's middle name may have been Wade, after Levi Wade, associate of father Joshua Elder.
     
  2. Brother John E. Elder also lived in Conway County, Arkansas at the 1880 Census.
     
  3. Levi moved to Arkansas "several years" before 1870 [record]
     
  4. Levi Wade and wife Mary sued Eveline and William McGowan over the will of Ebenezer McGowan, grandfather of Mary and the defendants [Rutherford County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Minutes, Book C, pages 428-429; LDS microfilm number 0380555]
     
  5. I haven't found a record of the sale of Levi's share in the Lydia Elder trust land.

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Anne Eliza Elder

Eliza Elder was born about 1841 and died by 1888. She appeared in Censuses from 1850 to 1880 [records].

Birth

Eliza Elder was born about 1841 (age 9 in 1850 Census) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Marriage

Eliza Elder married W. H. Burkett 24 Apr 1861 [record] in Rutherford County, Tennessee [Ref 1]. The name is also spelled Burkitt or Burhitt in other records.

Husband

W. H. Burkett was born about 1833 in Tennessee (age 37 in 1870 Census). William H. Burkett first married Nancy D. Walden 22 Jun 1854 in Rutherford County [Ref 3] (she is probably mother of Jackson, who appears in the 1870 Census). He married third Jennie L. Still 5 Sep 1888 in Davidson County [Ref 3] and was living with wife Virginia in Davidson County in the 1900 Census [Microfilm series T623, Roll 1565, Page 3B].

Children

William and Eliza had at least eight children:

Residences

Eliza Elder lived in Rutherford and Davidson Counties in Tennessee.

Death

Eliza Elder died after 1880 (her son James was born Oct 1881) and before her husband remarried in 1888.

Other points of interest

  1. I haven't found a record of the sale of Eliza's share in the Lydia Elder trust land.
     
  2. Tennessee death records have been found for the following children:

    Mrs. Maggie Johnson Riggle died 12 Aug 1950 in Nashville, Tennessee, age 82; born 1868; father William H. Burkett and mother Annie Eliza Elder

    Addie Burkitt Leake, widow of John Leake, died 27 Apr 1942 at 305 32nd Ave. N., Nashville, Tennessee, age 72; born 29 Mar 1870 in Davidson County, Tennessee; father Wm Henry Burkitt (born Logan County, Kentucky) and mother Ann Eliza Elder (born Rutherford, Tennessee)

    Charles G. Burkitt died 26 Apr 1953 in Nashville, Tennessee, age 81; born 1872; father William Henry Burkitt and mother Aulizer Elder (Eliza?)

    Samuel Donaldson Burkitt, married, died 8 Sep 1940 in Davidson County, Tennessee, age 65; father William Burkitt (born Virginia) and mother unknown

    James Lunsford Burkitt, widower of Maggie, died 15 Sep 1945 in Nashville, Tennessee, age 83; born 23 Oct 1881 in Davidson County, Tennessee; farmer; father William Burkitt (born Kentucky) and mother Anna Eliza Elder (born Rutherford, Tennessee)

    [Ref 5]

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George Elder

George Elder was born about 1843 and died in 1864. He appeared in the 1850 and 1860 Censuses, living with his parents [records].

Birth

George Elder was born about 1843 (age 7 in 1850 Census) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Marriage

George Elder did not marry.

Death

George Elder died 27 Apr 1864 at Kingston, Georgia. See point 1. below.

Other points of interest

  1. George Elder probably served as Private in Company E, 20th Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, CSA; enlisted 8 Jun 1861 at Trousdale for 12 months and enlisted 1 Oct 1862 at Murfreesboro for 36 months; was wounded severely in foot at Chickamauga 19 Sep 1863; died in hospital at Kingston, Georgia, 27 Apr 1864 [Ref 15]. This Company was composed primarily of Rutherford County men [Henderson, The Story of Murfreesboro]. Benjamin Elder served in the same Company.
     
  2. A George W. Elder married Amanda Richardson 3 Sep 1865 in Rutherford County, Tennessee [Ref 1]. However, this appears to have been an African-American couple (1870 Census) [record].

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John E. Elder

John Elder was born in 1846 and died after 1910. He appeared in Censuses from 1850 to 1910 [records].

Birth

John Elder was born Jul 1846 (1900 Census) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Marriage

John Elder's wife was called Woodsey (1880 Census) or Woosie (1900 Census) or Amy C. (1910 Census). They were married 29 years by 1900 and 37 years by 1910 (sic); I haven't found a record of their marriage.

Wife

Woosie was born May 1850 in Missouri (1900 Census).

Children

At the 1910 Census 3 of 6 children were living. These 6 children appeared in the 1880 and 1900 Censuses:

Residences

John Elder lived in Rutherford and Williamson Counties in Tennessee, and in Conway, White, Prairie and Jefferson Counties in Arkansas. He apparently lived for a brief period in Texas (where his son Charles was born).

Death

John Elder died after the 1910 Census.

Other points of interest

  1. John's middle name may have been Etter, from his grandfather John Etter
     
  2. John Elder moved to Arkansas "several years" before 1870 [record]
     
  3. John's brother Levi also lived in Conway County, Arkansas at the 1880 Census
     
  4. John E. Elder of White County, Arkansas, sold his 1/11 share of his mother Lydia Elder's trust land to B. L. Ridley, dated 14 Sep 1885 [Rutherford County, Tennessee, Deed Book 28, page 91; LDS microfilm number 0377702] [record]

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References

  1. Tennessee Marriages 1782-2005, Ancestry.com
     
  2. Tennessee Marriages, 1851-1900, Ancestry.com
     
  3. Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950, FamilySearch.org
     
  4. Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955, FamilySearch.org
     
  5. Tennessee Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955, FamilySearch.org
     
  6. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Index to Tennessee Death Records 1908-1912: Introduction [link]
     
  7. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records (1914 - 1931) [link]
     
  8. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Davidson County Death Records 1900-1913 > Part 1: Introduction [link]
     
  9. H. L. Williams, History of Craighead County, Arkansas, pages 538-539 (at DAR)
     
  10. Craighead County Marriage Index [link]
     
  11. Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900, Ancestry.com
     
  12. Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957, FamilySearch.org
     
  13. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950, Ancestry.com
     
  14. Benjamin A. Elder Bible, Ancestry.com [link] Note: some dates seem to be incorrect (e.g. years start with 19 instead of 18).
     
  15. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from Tennessee - 20th Infantry, D-He, Microfilm series M268, Roll 201 (National Archives)

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