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The Elder Family

Sources: Excellent site on the Elder Family, summerizing 30 years of research by Bob Elder, including the names of descendants of Peter Elder; copies of original supporting documents; and information on the neighborhoods where people lived and the conditions and events that affected their lives.

Sue L. Elder

Sue L. was born in Sep 1863 at Campbell Co., Virginia and died in 1937 at Lynchburg, Virginia, at about age 73. She was named Sulestell in the earliest record preserved (1870 U.S. census) and was called Nannie Bob starting sometime after her marriage. She married William Preston Wingfield, son of Capt. William Henry Wingfield and Letitia Bennett, on 28 Jan 1885 at Campbell Co., Virginia. He was born on 10 Jul 1861 at Gladys, Campbell Co., Virginia and died on 19 Jan 1931 at Lynchburg, Virginia, at age 69. They had 7 children, born in Campbell Co., and lived in Lynchburg from 1900.

She was the daughter of

Robert and Nancy Elizabeth (Foster) Elder

Robert B. Elder was born on 20 Apr 1837 at Campbell Co., VA and died on 1 Oct 1900 at Campbell Co., VA, at age 63. He married Nancy Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Washington Foster and Martha Moore, on 14 Dec 1859 at Campbell Co., VA. She was born on 12 Sept 1838 in Campbell Co., VA and died on 22 Jan 1907, at age 68. They raised 11 children in Campbell Co., VA.

He was the offspring of

Oliver and Martha (Jones) Elder

Oliver Elder was born in 1790 at Campbell Co., VA and died in 1867 at Campbell Co., VA. He married Martha Jones, daughter of Lewellen Jones and Catherine Vernon, in 1815 at Campbell Co., VA. She was born about 1790 at Charlotte Co., VA and died between 1860-1867 in Campbell Co., VA. They were the parents of 7 children raised in Campbell Co., VA.

He was the offspring of

Ephraim and Martha (Mathews) Elder

Ephraim Elder was probably born before 1763 and died on 16 Oct 1794 at Campbell Co., VA, at age 56. He married Martha Matthews on 16 Jul 1787 at Charlotte Co., Virginia. William Matthews provided surity for the marriage bond issued in Campbell County and was probably her father. She was born about 1769 at Charlotte Co., Virginia and died 5 Jan 1846 at Campbell Co., Virginia at age about 77. Ephraim and Patsy had about 3 children.

Martha married second Mark More, son of John More, on 11 Oct 1808. He was born in about 1755 in Amelia Co., VA and died on 13 Sept 1812 in Campbell Co., VA. They were the parents of 2 children. (Mark More is also an ancestor through one of these daughters.)

It seems unlikely Ephraim's was the man born in 1737, son of William and Ann (Wheeler) Elder who seems to have died in the French and Indian Wars. Joseph Elder, an older son of William and Ann, was b. in 1731, also lived in Brunswick Co., and moved to Campbell Co. at the same time. He or one of the other Elders was probably Ephraim's father.

He was probably descended from:

William and Ann (Wheeler) Elder

William Elder was born between 1685 and 1687 at Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia Colony and died in Jan 1755 at Richmond Co., VA, aged about 70. He married Ann Wheeler circa 1711. She was born about 1692 in Virginia Colony and died after 1754, when she is named in her husband's will, probably in Richmond Co., Virginia Colony. They had 13 children. The births of the first 12 are recorded at North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA.

He was the offspring of

Peter and Elizabeth (Presley ?) Elder

Peter Elder was born about 1665 at Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia Colony and died on 8 Sep 1687 at Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia Colony, at age about 22. He married Elizabeth (Presley ?) before 1687 at Old Rappahannock Co., VA. She was born say 1665 in Virginia and died in 1741 in Richmond Co., Virginia Colony. They had one son.

Elizabeth married second Edward Morris on about Oct 1687 in Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia Colony. They had 4 children. She married third Theophillus King about 1704.

He was the offspring of

Peter Elder

Peter Elder was born circa 1630 perhaps in Scotland and died before 5 Aug 1674 at Rappahannock Co., VA, at age about 45. He immigrated circa 1660. It is suggested he married David Mansell's daughter about 1665. She was dead by 1674 when he left guardianship of his son to Richard Peacock.

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