George Elder

about 1843–27 April 1864 (Age 21)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of George

When George Elder was born about 1843, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joshua W Elder, was 50 and his mother, Lydia J Etter, was 45. In 1860, at the age of 17, his occupation is listed as laborer in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. He died on 27 April 1864, in Kingston, Bartow, Georgia, United States, at the age of 21.

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Joshua W Elder
Lydia J Etter
Mary E Elder
William King Elder
Lucy E Elder
Benjamin A Elder
Eliza Anne Elder
George Elder
Edward Edmund Elder
Emily Jane Elder
Henry M Elder
James Sterling Elder
Levi Elder
John E Elder

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World Events (6)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 3

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

Age 18

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: distinguishing nickname bestowed on the elder (Old English ealdra) of two bearers of the same personal name. It may also denote an elder of a Church, in the sense of a senior and respected member of a congregation.2 Americanized form of German Elter , which has the same meaning as 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • G Elder in household of Joshua Elder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Geo Elder in household of Joshua Elder, "United States Census, 1850"

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