Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
 
******************
Alexander Co NC                             See Also IREDELL CO NC

Known Ancestors in NC
1. Andrew R.- March 15,1795 -July 1854 in
     Alexander County, NC at Carson Chapel Church
2. George W.- January 20 1833-October 24 1924 in
    Alexander County, NC at Carson Chapel
3. John Carson -1859-1934 in
     Alexander County, NC at Carson Chapel
4. William Curtis- December 15, 1895- March 20, 1976
     Alexander County, NC at Carson Chapel

Carson's Chapel United Methodist
4161 Rocky Springs Road
Hiddenite, NC 28636
828- 632-4810
Nearby is Taylorsville, NC
map:
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/taylorsville+nc/

**
Name:   George W. Elder
Home in 1880:  Sharpes, Alexander, North Carolina
Age:  51
Estimated Birth Year:  abt 1829
Birthplace:  North Carolina
Relation to Head of Household:  Self (Head)
Spouse's Name:  Elizabeth
Father's birthplace:  North Carolina
Mother's birthplace:  North Carolina
Occupation:  Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race:  White
Gender:  Male
Household Members:
Name  Age
George W. Elder    51
Elizabeth Elder      52
Darcus Elder          25
Martha E. Elder     23
Amanda J. Elder    18 (Amanda Josephine)
Walter P. Elder      13
William W. Elder   10
Pearlie E. Elder       5
Source Citation: Year: 1880;
Census Place: Sharpes, Alexander, North Carolina;
Roll: T9_951; Family History Film: 1254951; Page: 186.4000;
Enumeration District: 4; Image: 0165.
*****
Name: Carson Elder
Age in 1870:    10
Estimated Birth Year: 1859
Birthplace:    North Carolina
Home in 1870: Gwaltneys, Alexander, North Carolina
Race:    White
Gender:    Male
Post Office: York Collegiate Institute
Roll:    M593_1121
Page:    178
Image:    361
Year:    1870
***
1870
Margaret 35 Head
Carson    10
Taylor    21 Farm laborer
***
Name:    G. W. ELDER
State:    NC
County:    Alexander County
Township: York Collegiate P.O.
Year:    1860
Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Page:    296
Database: NC 1860 Federal Census Index
***
Name:    W. C. ELDER
State:    NC
County:    Alexander County
Township: York Collegiate P.O.
Year:    1860
Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Page:    296
Database: NC 1860 Federal Census Index
***
WILLIAM R. ELDER
State:    NC
County:    Buncombe County
Township: Sand Mush Township
Year:    1890
Page:    001
Database: NC 1890 Veterans Schedule

***
ANDREW ELDER NC Iredell County No Township Listed  1840

ANDREW ELDER NC Alexander County No Township Listed  1850
 ****

North Carolina Death Certificates
Name:      Raleigh Alexander Elder
Gender:     Male
Race:     White
Age:     59
Birth Date:     10 Sep 1883
Birth Place:     Alexander, North Carolina, United States
Death Date:     3 Aug 1943
Death Location:     Statesville, Iredell
Spouse's name:     Effie Bowles
Father's Name:     Further Information Unobtainable
Mother's Name:     Josephine Elder
Residence:     Taylorsville, Alexander, North Carolina

****

BOWLES research - Raleigh Alexander ELDER entry:
Ancestry FamilyTree, posted by JSBowles, Bassett, VA -  Bowles -Janes Family Tree

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/2235375/person/-589376164

***
1920
Name:      Raleigh Elder
Home in 1920:     Sharpes, Alexander, North Carolina
Age:     37
Estimated birth year:     abt 1883
Birthplace:     North Carolina
Relation to Head of House:     Self (Head)
Spouse's name:     Effie Elder
Father's Birth Place:     North Carolina
Mother's Birth Place:     North Carolina
Marital Status:     Married
Race:     White
Sex:     Male
Home owned:     Own
Able to read:     Yes
Able to Write:     Yes
Household Members:   
Name     Age
Raleigh Elder     37
Effie Elder          26
Nora Elder          9
Elena Elder         7
Earnest Elder      5
Source Citation: Year: 1920;
Census Place: Sharpes, Alexander, North Carolina;
Roll  T625_1282; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 815.
**
WWI Draft Registration
Name:      Raleigh Alexander Elder
County:     Alexander
State:     North Carolina
Birth Date:     10 Sep 1882 (Hiddenite)
Race:     White
FHL Roll Number:     1765558
DraftBoard:     0
****

1910
Name:      Raligh A Elder
Age in 1910:     26
Estimated birth year:     abt 1884
Birthplace:     North Carolina
Relation to Head of House:     Son
Father's Name:     George W Elder
Father's Birth Place:     North Carolina
Mother's Birth Place:     North Carolina
Home in 1910:     Sharpes, Alexander, North Carolina
Marital Status:     Single
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Household Members:   
Name     Age
George W Elder     77
Dascua C Elder      51
Mattie E Elder       48
Pearl E Elder         30
Raligh A Elder      26
Source Citation: Year: 1910;
Census Place: Sharpes, Alexander, North Carolina;
 Roll  T624_1095; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 735.
***
Name:      R A Elder
Home in 1930:     Sharpes, Alexander, North Carolina
View Map
Age:     46
Estimated birth year:     abt 1884
Birthplace:     North Carolina
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Spouse's name:     Effie Elder
Race:     White
Household Members:   
Name     Age
R A Elder         46 farmer
Effie Elder        35
Elma Elder        17
Earnest Elder    15
Mary Elder         8
Opal Elder          6
Evertt Elder       3 8/12
Eveleene Elder     3 8/12
Source Citation: Year: 1930;
 Census Place: Sharpes, Alexander, North Carolina;
Roll  1671; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 956.0.

*****
WorldConnect
by Steve PETERS
E-mail:  SSPeter2@Bellsouth.net

WorldConnect
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pbent&id=I134902
# ID: I134902
# Name: GEORGE W. ELDER
# Sex: M
# Birth: JAN 1833 in NORTH CAROLINA
# Death: 1924
# Note:
    1860 Alexander County, NC. census location P.O. York Collegiate
taken Aug 31, 1860 household #586:
    Elder, G.W. 28 NC; Elisabeth 30 NC; D.C. (f) 8 M.E. (f) 6 NC;
J.C. (m) 11/12 NC.

    1870 Alexander County, NC. census location Sharpes Twp., taken
Aug 18, 1870 household #141:
    Elder, George W. 39 NC; Elizabeth 38 NC; Darcus C. 16 NC; Martha
E. 14 NC; John C. 8 NC; Amanda J. 7 NC; Walter P. 3 NC; William A. 1
NC.

    1880 Alexander County, NC. census location Sharpes:
    Elder, George W. 51 NC/NC/NC; Elizabeth wife 52 NC/NC/NC; Darcus
dau 25 NC/NC/NC; Martha E. dau 23 NC/NC/NC; Amanda J. dau 18
NC/NC/NC; Walter P. son 13 NC/NC/NC; William W. son 10 NC/NC/NC;
Pearlie E. gr-dau 5 NC/NC/NC.

    1900 Alexander County, NC. census location Sharpes Twp., taken
Jun 21, 1900 household #235:
    Elder, George W. head Jan 1833 67 NC/NC/NC; Elizabeth wife Jan
1828 72 NC/NC/NC; Dorcas C. dau Jul 1853 46 NC/NC/NC; Martha E. dau
Jan 1855 45 NC/NC/NC; Amanda J. dau Sep 1861 38 NC/NC/NC; Pearl E.
gr-dau Jun 1876 23 NC/NC/NC; Rolly A. gr-son Sep 1883 16 NC/NC/NC;
Robert R. gr-son Oct 1886 13 NC/NC/NC; George W. gr-son Apr 1894 6
NC/NC/NC. George and Elizabeth had been married 50 years. Elizabeth
had 10 children with 6 still living. Dorcas listed as single. Dorcas
had 1 child with 1 still living, Martha E. listed as single. Martha
had 1 child with 1 still living. Amanda listed as single. Amanda had
1 child with 1 still living.

    1910 Alexander County, NC. census location Sharpes Twp., taken
Apr 21, 1910 household #66:
    Elder, George W. head 77 NC/NC/NC; Darcus C. dau 51 NC/NC/NC;
Mattie E. dau 48 NC/NC/NC; Pearl E. dau 30 NC/NC/NC; Raleigh A. son
28 NC/NC/NC. George listed as divorced. He had been married 57 years.

    1920 Alexander County, NC. census location Sharpes Twp., taken
Jan 5, 1920 household #51:
    Elder, George head 85 NC/NC/NC; Dorcas dau 65 NC/NC/NC; Mattie
dau 64 NC/NC/NC.

Father: ANDREW ELDER b: 15 MAR 1795 in NORTH CAROLINA
Mother: CATHERINE HINES b: 22 APR 1806 in NORTH CAROLINA

Marriage 1 ELIZABETH ----- b: JAN 1828 in NORTH CAROLINA
Children
   1.  DORCUS C. ELDER b: JUL 1853 in NORTH CAROLINA
   2.  MARTHA E. ELDER b: JAN 1855 in NORTH CAROLINA
   3.  JOHN C. ELDER b: SEP 1860 in NORTH CAROLINA
   4.  AMANDA J. ELDER b: SEP 1861
   5.  WALTER PARTEE ELDER b: NOV 1866 in NORTH CAROLINA
   6.  WILLIAM N. ELDER b: AUG 1869 in NORTH CAROLINA
****
WorldConnect
by Judy Frank
 http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jfrank&id=I07683
 John W ELDER
# Sex: M
# Birth: 13 OCT 1844 in Lafayette County, Wisconsin
# Death: 24 FEB 1899 in Spivey, Kingman County, Kansas

Father: William ELDER I b: 15 JUL 1824 in England  [or NC]
Mother: Mary C SCHEEM b: 11 MAY 1822

Marriage 1 Nancy CONLEY b: 18 FEB 1849 in Morgan County, Kentucky
Children
   1. George W ELDER b: 30 JUL 1871 in Dodge County, Nebraska
   2.  Louis F ELDER b: 23 MAY 1866
   3.  Mary E ELDER b: 23 MAY 1869
   4.  Bertha C ELDER b: 19 AUG 1878
   5.  Nellie ELDER b: 11 OCT 1881
   6.  Johnnie G ELDER b: 29 NOV 1884
******

Buried in Alexander Co NC:
Brantley York, 1805-1891  (founder of York Collegiate Institute and other  schools including Duke University)
http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/york/bio.html
 ....
"Brantley York died in Forest City and was  buried at Rocky Springs Methodist Church
in the former York Collegiate Institute community in Alexander County.
 Grateful students purchased a suitable marker for his grave to honor
"the unique nineteenth century educational circuit rider."
Gravesite photos:
at
http://www.ncgenweb.us/alexander/yorkinstitute.html
*******************
 

ELDER DNA kit #114538 matching 12/12 markers
Ancestors:
1. JOHN ELDER, b. abt 1814 NC
2. WILLIAM F. ELDER, b. abt 1846 [Christian Co] IL
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cjhill&id=I00678

# ID: I00678
# Name: Ellen Elizabeth "Elizabeth or Betsy" Pope 1
# Sex: F
# Birth: 30 DEC 1817 in Wake Co., NC 1
# Death: 17 AUG 1900 in Macon Co., IL 2
# Burial: Salem Cemetery, South Wheatland Twp., Macon, IL at 82yrs. of age
# Note:

    "Portrait and Biographical Records of Macon Co., IL," pg. 456, biography of Robert Woods, born 1817:
    "...Ellen Pope married 1st, John Elder, by whom she had 6 children: Sarah Jane, Lavina, Mary E. Elder,
Wilson of Arkansas, William F. and two others who died before they reached maturity.
William F. Elder was a soldier in the 113th IL. Inf.; he was wounded at Chickamauga,
causing amputation of his arm. Ellen also had 2 brothers in the 116th IL Inf. and both died of disease contracted in the Service..."

    "1850 U.S. Census, District No. 22, Christian County, Illinois," 23 October 1850, Page 153:
    Dwelling No. 433, Family No. 443:
    John Elder, age 36, M, Farmer, 100, born N.C.
    Elisabeth Elder, age 32, F, born N.C.
    Sarah Elder, age 11, F, born Ill.
    Lecia L. Elder, age 10, F, born Ill.
    Mary E. Elder, age 8, F, born Ill.
    William Elder, age 4, M, born Ill.
    James A. Elder, age 4/12, M, born Ill.

    "1860 U.S. Census, P.O. Decatur, Macon County, Illinois," 11 September 1860, Page 855(A):
    Dwelling No. 1968, Family No. 1988:
    Elizabeth Elder, age 42, f, Farmer, 1000, 250, born N.C.
    Elizabeth Elder, age 20, f, born Ill. (Sarah Jane or Lavina?)
    Mary Elder, age 17, f, born Ill.
    William Elder, age 14, m, born Ill.
    Willis Elder, age 6, m, born Ill. (Wilson?)

    From sketches of obituarys found in an old scrapbook-South Wheatland Twp., from Nancy Brown, April 27, 1985:
    "Mrs. Betsy Wood died 1900 aged 83, buried Salem Cem., wife of Robert Wood, leaves son William Elder."

    SOURCES: "Portrait and Biographical Records of Macon Co., IL", ( 1893), pg. 456;
biography of Robert Woods, born 1817; received from
Violet Jean Ballard Browne, 2133 Oahu Dr., Holiday, FL 34690 (address as of Jan. 4, 2007).

Father: Dempsey Pope
Mother: Sarah Edwards

Marriage 1 John Elder b: ABT 1814 in NC
    * Married: BEF 1850
Children
   1.  Sarah Jane Elder b: ABT 1839 in IL
   2.  Lavina\Lacia L. Elder b: ABT 1840 in IL
   3.  Mary E. Elder b: ABT 1842 in IL
   4.  William F. Elder b: BET 1846 AND 1849 in IL
   5.  James A. Elder b: ABT JUN 1850 in Christian Co., ILL
   6.  Willis or Wilson Elder b: ABT 1854 in IL

Marriage 2 Robert S. Woods b: 15 JAN 1817 in St. Clair Co., IL
    * Married: 7 JAN 1868 in St. Clair Co., IL 1 3
    * Note: SOURCES: Portrait of Robert Woods, written by Robert Woods; contains information about his parents, John Woods and Delilah Hill, "Portrait and Biographical Records of Macon Co., IL", ( 1893, received no further information about this book), pgs. 454-456; pg. 456, biography of Robert Woods, born 1817; received from Violet Jean Ballard Browne, 2133 Oahu Dr., Holiday, FL 34690 (address as of Jan. 4, 2007), and also from Nancy Brown of Macon Co., IL. Illinois State Archives, "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900", Woods, Robert married Elizabeth Elder (nee Pope), 01/07/1868 (January 7, 1868), Macon County.
Sources:
   1. Title: "Portrait and Biographical Records of Macon Co., IL"
      Author: Portrait of Robert Woods, written by Robert Woods; contains information about his parents, John Woods and Delilah Hill
      Publication: 1893, received no further information about this book
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: pgs. 454-456; pg. 456
      Text: biography of Robert Woods, born 1817; received from Violet Jean Ballard Browne, 2133 Oahu Dr., Holiday, FL 34690 (address as of Jan. 4, 2007)
   2. Title: Violet Jean Ballard Browne, 2133 Oahu Dr., Holiday, FL 34690; address as of Jan. 4, 2007
      Author: Violet Jean Ballard Browne, provided most of the information on the family of Theodore Columbus Hill; she received it many years ago from (Fannie) Denny Best Hill, the wife of Theodore's son, George Orville Hill
      Publication: Information received in a letter 25 November 1985
      Repository:
      Media: Letter
      Text: records and genealogy
   3. Title: "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900"
      Author: Illinois State Archives
      Repository:
      Media: Internet
      Text: Woods, Robert married Elizabeth Elder (nee Pope), 01/07/1868 (January 7, 1868), Macon County

****************