William King Elder

18 July 1826–from 1910 to 1914 (Age 83)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William King

When William King Elder was born on 18 July 1826, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joshua W Elder, was 33 and his mother, Lydia J Etter, was 28. He married Evaline Batey on 4 March 1852, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 8, Franklin, Tennessee, United States in 1910. In 1850, at the age of 34, his occupation is listed as farmer in Old Jefferson, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. He died from 1910 to 1914, at the age of 88.

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William King Elder
Evaline Batey
Marriage: 4 March 1852
William Robert Elder Sr.
Mary Jane Elizabeth Elder
John E. Elder
Evaline K. Elder
Benjamin B. Elder
Anna Elder

Spouse and Children

4 March 1852
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 9

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.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 36

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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 (3)

  • W K Elder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William King Elder, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Elder, "United States Census, 1900"

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