James Sterling Elder

Malefrom 1834 to 1836–1887

Brief Life History of James Sterling

When James Sterling Elder was born from 1834 to 1836, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joshua W. Elder, was 43 and his mother, Lydia J. Etter, was 38. He married Martha A Nokes on 12 March 1856, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. In 1860, at the age of 26, his occupation is listed as wheel rite in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. He died in 1887, in Jonesboro Township, Craighead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 53.

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James Sterling Elder
Martha A Nokes
Marriage: 12 March 1856
Laura Elder
William Elder
Thomas J. Elder
Mollie Bee Elder
Mattie Elder
Sarah or Sally Elder
Susan Elder
James Elder
Harry Alphonse Elder
Florence Elder

Sources (11)

  • Jas Elder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James S Elder, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • J.S. Elder in entry for James Sterling Elder, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1856Davidson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 1

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 25

    Historical Boundaries - 1859: Craighead, Arkansas, United States

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: distinguishing nickname from Middle English and Older Scots elder ‘parent; older, senior person’, perhaps in some cases denoting the older of two bearers of the same personal name. It may have been used also to denote an elder of a church, a senior and respected member of the congregation. Compare Senior .

    English: in southeastern England, this may be a variant of Helder .

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German Elter , which has the same meaning as 1 above.

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

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