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Charles J. Elder, bookseller of Nashville, TN - August 13, 1937
Scanned by Susan Elder Vallejo - from Papers of her grandfather Miles Macon Elder
 "Letter to Miles Elder of Burlingame, California" -
      Re: Margaret Elder - marriage license to David Crockett
      What relation to Robert Elder, b. 1760 York Co PA?

Davy Crockett and Margaret Elder - marriage license - handwritten copy


Maps of Kings Mountain, on border of Western NC/SC,
where the TN  Overmountain Boys marched to meet,
 and info about Robert ELDER, Rev. War Soldier, b. 1760 York Co PA,
on my webpages

Page 93:
Virginia Knight Nelson's book "Families Named Elder in East Tennessee"
"Margaret Elder, perhaps born about 1786-1790, is believed to have been the daughter of Samuel Elder."
Page 95
" a Margaret Elder was received in Dumplin Church in 1828,
but may be daughter of John and Nancy (Sullins) Elder, also listed p. 90.
From webpage notes for Jacob Elder d. 1818 (brother of Robert Elder):
Robert ELDER's family of York Co PA:
11. James ELDER Sr. b. 1763, York County, Pennsylvania, m.
(1) 12 Sep 1789, in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Margaret
RILEY, (daughter of John RILEY) d. BEF 1797, m. (2) 5 Dec
1797, in Washington County, Virginia, Sarah RUSH, d. AFT
1820.  James died 1819, Lincoln County, Kentucky.
                Children by Margaret RILEY:
+  22.  i       Margaret b. 20 Apr 1793.

Elder's Bookstore - Nashville

      Resident of: NASHVILLE TN
      MOSB # 701  [Military Order of the Stars and Bars]
      MOSB Army: AOT
      MOSB State Society: TN
      Chapter # 91
      Date of Birth: 5/27/1907
      Place of Birth:
      Date of Death: 6/27/2007
      Place of Death: Nashville, Davidson, TN, USA
      Rebel Club Sponsor:
      Joined MOSB on: 1969/1969
      Ancestor’s Name/Rank: CAPT
      Ancestor’s Unit: CO A, AR CAV (DAVIES BTRY)
Nashville: Charles J. Elder, Bookseller & Publisher.
This volume was begun under the directorship of Colonel A. P. Foster and continued almost to its completion under Charles J. Elder, former State Director.
WILLIAM R. MCDANIEL, State Director (Works Progress Administration)

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About Elder's Bookstore
  "In early 1930, a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University [or Lipscomb] opened a small shop on Nashville's Fourth Avenue, where the L&C Tower would someday stand. It was the beginning of the Great Depression and Charles Elder was taking a gamble. But, he did know one thing. He loved history and he loved books. That small shop was the beginning of Elder's Bookstore, one of the landmarks of Tennessee and the South. Today, in its 75th year, Elder's Bookstore is the oldest general bookstore in continuous operation in Nashville. If you have not visited our store, we invite you to stop in while you are in Nashville and browse. You may never want to leave our world of books. Charles Elder was the dean of Nashville booksellers until his retirement at the age of 93. He started our store in the depths of the Great Depression. Nationally known as an expert on ephemera and manuscripts, he was also widely versed in maps and early Tennessee history. He was a winner of the Frances Neel Cheney Award by the Tennessee Library Association and was honored by the Tennessee Booksellers Convention in 1990 for his lifetime of service to the industry. Since his retirement, his son Randy Elder has become owner and operator of the business. From his earliest days, Randy Elder has been around books, reading them, and then helping his father buy and sell them. He started as a partner and sales manager and is now owner.
He has been responsible for the store's rise to the status of foremost re-publisher of early Tennessee and Nashville history books. Under his direction, Elder's has become one of the premier dealers in 20th century literature - particularly Southern Literature - in the United States.

Social Sec. Index
Name:      Charles J. Elder
SSN:     414-03-9679
Last Residence:     37205  Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee
Born:     27 May 1907
Died:     27 Jun 2007
State (Year) SSN issued:     Tennessee (Before 1951)
(Requested obit from Nashville Public Library, March 27, 2010)
Lipscomb University, Nashville TN
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  "The news in this issue was submitted on or before August 30, 2007."
        "Charles Elder (’30) died June 26, Nashville.
" Survivors include his children, Robert Elder, Marrilla (Elder) Arguelles, and John Randolph Elder. Five grandsons and eight great-grandchildren survive him also."
Name:      Marilla E Arguelles
Birth Date:     9 Aug 1942
Address:     1740 Walnut St Apt 4, Berkeley, CA, 94709-1756 (1992)
[2210 California St, Berkeley, CA, 94703-1608 (1980)]
** directory
Name:      Marilla Arguelles
Spouse:     Ivan
City:     Berkeley
State:     California
Zip Code:     94701
Phone Number:     510-848-6846
Residence Years:     1998 1999
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   Class News - Univ. of Chicago Magazine, Feb. 1997
  "Ivan ArgŁelles, AB'61, and Marilla Elder ArgŁelles, AB'65, celebrated the publication of their latest books by spending Christmas 1995 in Cuba with their younger son, Max, 28, at the International Conference on Disability and Integration."
 " Their older son, Alexander S. ArgŁelles, AM'88, PhD'94, recently became chair of the foreign language department at Handong University in Pohang, South Korea."
Searching Marilla ARGUELLES
found book:
Marilla Arguelles, Ed.
Publisher: Pantograph
PubDate: 1/1/1995
ISBN: 9781880766101
Price: $9.95
Quantity Available: 10
Pages: 80
Poetry. "The literacy, intelligence, and sensitivity displayed by the contributors make this a moving and provocative anthology; an important boost for those both inside and outside who are carrying on the struggle against prison repression and institutional torture. One comes away feeling both anger and hope" -Michael Parenti, author of AGAINST EMPIRE, LAND OF IDOLS, and numerous other books.
Ivan can be reached at, was associated with the little magazine Jejune, and is a frequent contributor to RealPoetik.
Barnes and Noble:
CHAC Prostibulario : A Collaborative Poem Written in Seven Languages by John M. Bennett, Ivan Arguelles
Obit for Charles Jerome Elder....."He was born Caleb Joshua Elder, May 27, 1907 in Chattanooga, and was the eleventh of twelve children of William Robert Elder and Hattie Becca Hawthorn Elder."
From Tennessean, June 29, 2007, Page 4B

by Greer Sells Conrad
  RE:   Charles Jerome Caleb Joshua Elder
father: William Robert Elder
B: 18 Jun 1854 in Rutherford, Tennessee,
D: 23 May 1932 in Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee

Name: W. R. Elder
Home in 1880: District 25, Rutherford, Tennessee
Age:     24
Estimated birth year: abt 1856
Birthplace:     Tennessee
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name:     W. K.
Father's birthplace:     Tennessee
Mother's Name:     Eva G.
Mother's birthplace:     Tennessee
Occupation:     Dry Goods Merchant
Marital Status:     Single
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Household Members:    
Name     Age
W. K. Elder     54
Eva G. Elder    53
W. R. Elder     24
John E. Elder   18
Eva Elder        16
B. B. Elder      14
Anna Elder       9
Source Citation: Year: 1880;
Census Place: District 25, Rutherford, Tennessee;
Roll  T9_1276; Family History Film: 1255276;
Page: 359.1000; Enumeration District: 207;
RE: Page 42 of PETER ELDER book, by Lee ELDER (rev. year 2000):
William ELDER, Jr. b 10-08-1717, Richmond, VA m. Mary
   Son William ELDER III b ca 1740, Dinwiddie Co VA m. LYDIA d. 1799
    son William ELDER IV, b ca. 1766 Dinwiddie Co VA
        m. Martha TOWLER b. early 1780’s d. 01-1865, Trenton, Gibson, TN
        William died 1851, Gibson Co TN
"About 1810 the William Elder family came to Rutherford Co TN,
in 1837 Wm moved to Gibson Co where he died at 85...."

Name:      Caleb J Elder
Home in 1920:     Civil District 8, Franklin, Tennessee
Age:     12
Estimated birth year:     abt 1908
Birthplace:     Tennessee
Relation to Head of House:     Son
Father's Name:     William R
Father's Birth Place:     Tennessee
Mother's Name:     Hattie B
Mother's Birth Place:     Tennessee
Marital Status:     Single
Race:     White
Sex:     Male
Able to read:     Yes
Able to Write:     Yes
Household Members:   
Name     Age
William R Elder 64 (1856) TN
Hattie B Elder     54
John M Elder     14
Caleb J Elder     12
Edward C Elder     9
    Source Citation: Year: 1920;
Census Place: Civil District 8, Franklin, Tennessee;
Roll  31109_4390407; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 318.