1910Ancestry census Name: Edgar M Elder[Edgar Marvin Elder] Age in 1910: 7/12 Birth Year: abt 1910 Birthplace: Texas Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 4, Wilson, Texas Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Single Father's Name: William M Elder Father's Birthplace: Mississippi Mother's Name: Sarah C Elder Mother's Birthplace: Texas Household Members: Name Age William M Elder 26 (b. abt 1884) [William Marvin ELDER] Sarah C Elder 14 Edgar M Elder 7/12 Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Wilson, Texas; Roll: T624_1598; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0161; Image: 956; FHL Number: 1375611.
Birth 8 Aug 1857 in Tippah, Mississippi, United States Death 27 Feb 1910 in Union, Mississippi, United States
father: Brightwell Rather Elder Birth 11 May 1818 in Georgia, United States Death 30 Aug 1888 in Union, Mississippi, United States
father: LITTLEBERRY Elder Birth 1788 Death in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States Marriage to Penelope Waters
**** Query on ELDER Rootsweb Board, by Robin Galloney RE: Brightwell Rather Elder b. 1818 GA >Posted: 16 Aug 2004 6:44PM at http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.elder/855/mb.ashx Classification: Query Surnames: Elder, Littleberry?
>"I am a Brightwell Rather Elder descendant through my father's
grandfather, George Bedford Elder of Mississippi. I am still trying to
figure out who BR's parents were.
>"Apparently, many cousins think that Brightwell is the son of
Littleberry Percy Elder of Harris Co GA and his first wife Penelope
Waters, since both men appeared next door to each other in the 1840
Harris Co census.
>"But I cannot find Littleberry prior to his marriage in 1812 or who
his parents were. But apparently he was from VA, and Brightwell listed
his father was from VA and his mother was from GA, so that would be a
match w/Littleberry. Interestingly, my great grandfather George Elder's
younger brother was named "Claude Littleberry Elder", so there must be
a tie to him.
>"I thought that researching a name like Littleberry would be rather
easy, but I was quite mistaken - a Yahoo search of "Littleberry" came
up with thousands of men w/the first name Littleberry! I did see one
reference to a family of Littleberry daughters in Virginia in the early
1700's who married there and the author seemed to think that they named
their sons after their surname.
>"One other very interesting link I found and would like input from
cousins on is the man in Dinwiddie Co VA named "Brightwell Rather" who
was born in 1767. Our Brightwell's parents HAD to have known him - that
cannot be a common name for a little baby! (Although Littleberry fooled
me!) He is noted to have conveyed property to his brother Jesse Rather
in Dinwiddie, who also was conveyed property there in 1797 by an EDMUND
ELDER! Could there be a connection? I need help!!" --Robin