Joined: 15 Feb 2013
|Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:55 am Post subject: AncestryDNA matching ELDER - Knoxville, TN
|Sent Reply to Match with ELDER in Ancestry Tree:
Possible range: 5th - 8th cousins
Your tree: Ennis Family Tree
Includes an ELDER name:
Susan Washington Elder
Birth abt 1840 in Mississippi
William Luther Scott
Birth ABT 1834 in Knoxville, Knox Co., TN
>I have TN relatives, from book: "Families Named ELDER in East Tennessee" by Virginia Knight Nelson.
BROOKS, MILDRED LOUISE ELDER - died March 30, 1998, at the age of 87.
Widow of the late William Lawrence Brooks and daughter of James Reece Elder and Louisa Long Elder.
A descendent of one of Tennessee's founding families, Mrs. Brooks was particularly interested in the study
and preservation of the native arts and crafts of East Tennessee. A native Knoxvillian,
Mrs. Brooks and her husband and family lived in Oak Ridge during the forties. Mrs. Brooks
said this was a most exciting time in history and the lives of all who were involved.
They made many close friends during the early years in Oak Ridge.
After her husband's death in 1949, Mrs. Brooks moved back to Knoxville with her three daughters.
Mrs. Brooks enjoyed a most successful business career and was a well known local antique dealer.
Mrs. Brooks is survived by three daughters, Ann Elder Brooks Poe of Maitland, Florida,
Caroline Brooks Wilford of Berwyn, Pennsylvania and Pamela Brooks Turley of Memphis, Tennessee,
and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance
to Highland Memorial Cemetery Thursday for an 11 a.m. graveside service.
Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
Grandfather: James Reece ELDER
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record (Ancestry.com)
James Rease Elder
Birth Date: 23 Jun 1882
Book posted on Google Documents, scanned in .pdf with permission
of the author:
---Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, Washington State USA on the Columbia River
Host, ELDER DNA project