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MACON CO IL -  WILLIAM F. ELDER and father: JOHN ELDER b. abt 1814 NC

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# Name: Ellen Elizabeth "Elizabeth or Betsy" Pope
# Sex: F
# Birth: 30 DEC 1817 in Wake Co., NC
# Death: 17 AUG 1900 in Macon Co., IL
# Burial: Salem Cemetery, South Wheatland Twp., Macon, IL at   [Harristown IL]
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 obituaries 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: ABT 1846 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
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JOHN ELDER b. abt 1814 NC

# ID: I00677
# Name: John Elder
# Sex: M
# Birth: ABT 1814 in NC
# Death: BET 1854 AND 1860 in Macon Co., IL   [LDS entry: 1853 --burial in POPE Cemetery, Macon Co IL]
# Note:
    "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.  (1814)
    Elisabeth Elder,      age 32, F, born N.C.                           (1818)
    Sarah Elder,             age 11, F, born Ill.                              (1839)
    Lecia L. Elder,          age 10, F, born Ill.                             (1840)
    Mary E. Elder,          age 8, F, born Ill.                               (1842)
    William Elder,          age 4, M, born Ill.                              (1846)
    James A. Elder,         age 4/12, M, born Ill.                         (1850)
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Pope Cemetery - Macon Co IL
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http://genealogytrails.com/ill/macon/maconco_cem_pope.html
Pope Cemetery is located in Section 19 of Blue Mound Township.
The oldest legible stone is 1835.
Map:

 Elder, James A.        1855 Oct. 11      ae 5 yrs. 5 mos. 17 ds.    s/o J. & E. Elder
Elder, John                1853 Apr. 30     ae 42 yrs. 1 mo.
Elder, Sarah J.          1854 Jan. 5        ae 15 yrs. 10 mos. 23 ds.  d/o J. & E. Elder

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