James Elrod

October 1835–19 July 1907 (Age 71)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of James

When James Elrod was born in October 1835, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Elrod, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Ann Wolfe, was 31. He married Amanda Jane Wright in 1861. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Danville Township, Montgomery, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 19 July 1907, in New Florence, Danville Township, Montgomery, Missouri Territory, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Montgomery City Cemetery, Montgomery City, Montgomery, Missouri, United States.

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James Elrod
Amanda Jane Wright
Marriage: 1861
Leo Elrod
George Draper Elrod
Magnolia Elrod
Eugene Elrod
Lula Elrod
James Elrod

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    Leo Elrod


    George Draper Elrod



    Eugene Elrod


    Lula Elrod


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 3

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Age 25

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Ellrott, Ellrodt, perhaps a habitational name from Ellierode near Northeim, Lower Saxony, either of two places in Hesse named Ellingerode, or two lost places so named. In the U.S. this name is very frequent in GA, TN, and TX.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Elrod, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Elrod, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Elrod in household of John Elrod, "United States Census, 1860"

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