Name: David ELDER
Death: 26 MAY 1830 in RUTHERFORD, TN/ St Clair, Illinios
Endowment: 6 SEP 1911 30CG-JW Manti
Sealing Child: BEF. 1970
From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.
some sources say he was born in 1803
some sources have him died in St. Clair, Ill
BIRTH: No record has been found that indicates his birthplace.
HISTORY: David was probable born in Virginia as siblings still living in 1850 were born there. It appears that his father's family moved to Rutherford Co., Tennessee between 1810-1816-- James Jr., David's older brother, was married in Rutherford Co., Tennessee in 1816. LDS Film #1553659 shows David as the son of David; however, Kareen Chamberlain's research of David and the siblings listed on the 1911 Manti Temple record shows only links to James, Sr. of the 1820 Rutherford Co., Tennessee census. The David living in Rutherford Couynty at the time of the 1810 census appears to have left the area by the time David and his siblings were married. David was probable born between 1799 and 1803. Some records say he died in Rutherford County and others in St. Clair County , Illinois. There is a family on the 1830 Rutherford County census which could possibly be the family of David and Martha Louisa-- the parents are probable of the right age and have one child who could have been Claybourn Montgomery. No original marriage record or death record have been found.
FAMILY: The 10 siblings of David Elder were found in a 1911 Manti temple record. They listed as aunts and uncles of Clayborne Elder(Leamington). The parents of the David and the others were listed only as "Grandmother Elder' and "Grandfather Elder." Kareen Chamberlain feels that this information must be accepted as correct as the proxy work was done by Clayborne Montgomery Elder's step-daughter and son and because Clayborn was still living at that time. Information received from descendants of James Elder, David's brother, also shows these same individuals as siblings. Kareen Chamberlain, as of November, 1999, has not been able to ascertain the source of James Sr.'s descendents information.
POSSIBLE LINKS TO SIBLINGS: It may be of significance in determiningg who belongs in this family that David is said to have died in St. Clair County IL in 1830 and Elizabeth Elder Pitts and her husband were in that same county by the 1830 census after having been married in Rutherford County, IL.
Father: James ELDER b: ABT. 1770 in Brunswick, Virginia
Mother: Mary Or Polly MASON b: ABT. 1770 in Virginia
Martha Louisa MONTGOMERY b: 7 APR 1807 in Georgia, Mecklingburg Co, NC
7 NOV 1825
- JAMES R. ELDER b: 30 SEP 1826 in TN
- CLAYBOURN MONTGOMERY ELDER b: 2 JUN 1827 in RUTHERFORD CO., TN
- MARTHA JANE ELDER b: 4 FEB 1830 in TN