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Location: Vancouver, WA USA
|Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:27 pm Post subject: Gravestones in Goodfield Baptist Cemetery, Meigs Co TN
|Susan Elder Vallejo has sent me photos from her
visit to Goodfield Baptist Cemetery, Decatur, Meigs Co Tennessee, USA,
Oct. 20, 2009, meeting Virginia Knight Nelson and Gordon Nelson there.
Virginia published the booklet
"Families Named ELDER in East Tennessee, 1986"
with some of the same gravestones pictured in the Goodfield Cemetery (page 102).
DNA of their current ELDER cousins matches
my brother's "FRANKLIN CO PA" group.
I posted Susan's photos on my webpages
Virginia Knight Nelson and husband Gordon Nelson -
meeting Susan to tour the Cemetery:
Virginia and Susan - with Gravestones of Mary, Robert, Sarah
Virginia - reading stones
Long view of Cemetery
Susan with TV
Gravestone of Robert Elder d. 1863
Gravestone of Sarah, wife of Robert
Gravestone of Mary, d. 1866 (2nd wife)
Gravestone of Ava Elder Cate, dau of Robert, with Daniel's stone to left
Portrait of Robert ELDER, d. 1863 Meigs Co TN - listed on FindaGrave.com:
Birth: Feb. 16, 1772 Jefferson County Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1863 Meigs County, Tennessee, USA
"The United Baptist Church was organized on this spot in September of
1827. The deed for the church and cemetery was made by Canfield
Tillery on November 27, 1848. This cemetery is sometimes referred to
as the Upper Goodfield. In 1860 the church was moved to Decatur.
Robert S. Elder, son of Samuel Elder, was one of the first members of
the church. The cement cover on his grave has the following
inscription "Born on Dumplin Creek, Jefferson County, Tennessee,
1772. A pioneer." He married Sarah Moore on February 16, 1802 in
Jefferson Co., Tennessee."
Sarah Moore Elder - listed on Find-a-Grave.com
Death: Sep. 26, 1840, Meigs County, Tennessee, USA
"Sarah Moore Elder was the daughter of James and Hannah Moore.
She was the wife of Robert S. Elder, they married February 16, 1802 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee. "
Mary Witt ELDER - listed on Find-a-Grave.com
Birth: Aug. 20, 1809, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 1866, Meigs County, Tennessee, USA
"Mary Witt Elder was the second wife of Robert S. Elder"
Ava Elder Cate - listed on Find-a-Grave.com
Birth: Nov. 20, 1802, Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1867, Meigs County, Tennessee, USA
"Ava Elder Cate was the daughter of Robert S. and Sarah Moore Elder.
She was the wife of Daniel Cate, they married February 15, 1819 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee. "
Also reference notes for Ann Elder Brooks POE genealogy
Gravestone Rubbing - Robert Elder (Oct. 20, 2009)
Gravestone Rubbing - Sarah Moore Elder (Oct. 20, 2009)
Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, WA USA
Host, ELDER DNA project
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