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Gravestones in Goodfield Baptist Cemetery, Meigs Co TN

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:27 pm    Post subject: Gravestones in Goodfield Baptist Cemetery, Meigs Co TN Reply with quote

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
at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsCoTnGoodfieldBaptistCem.htm

PHOTOS INCLUDE:
Virginia Knight Nelson and husband Gordon Nelson -
meeting Susan to tour the Cemetery:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsVirginiaGordon2.jpg

Virginia and Susan - with Gravestones of Mary, Robert, Sarah
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsVirginiaSusanRobertWives.jpg

Virginia - reading stones
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsVirginiaCem.jpg

Long view of Cemetery
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsLongView.jpg

Susan with TV
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsSusanTVCem.jpg

Gravestone of Robert Elder d. 1863
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsRobert1863.jpg

Gravestone of Sarah, wife of Robert
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsSarahWifeRobert.jpg

Gravestone of Mary, d. 1866 (2nd wife)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsMaryWittElder1866.jpg

Gravestone of Ava Elder Cate, dau of Robert, with Daniel's stone to left
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsAvaElderCateDaniel.jpg

Unreadable stones
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsUnreadableGraves.jpg

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Portrait of Robert ELDER, d. 1863 Meigs Co TN - listed on FindaGrave.com:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=16606&GRid=11517236&

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
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=16606&GRid=11517246&
Birth:     unknown
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
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=16606&GRid=11517289&
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
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=16606&GRid=11517311&
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
at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/AnnElderBrooksPoe.htm

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Gravestone Rubbing - Robert Elder (Oct. 20, 2009)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsRubbingRobert.jpg

Gravestone Rubbing - Sarah Moore Elder (Oct. 20, 2009)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MeigsRubbingSarah.jpg
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Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, WA USA
Host, ELDER DNA project
results:
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elder
NancyElderPeterSEN@yahoo.com
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