Joshua W Elder

1793–1885 (Age 92)
Campbell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Joshua W

When Joshua W Elder was born in 1793, in Campbell, Virginia, United States, his father, James Elder, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Polly Mary Mason, was 28. He married Lydia J Etter on 29 January 1824, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. In 1850, at the age of 77, his occupation is listed as farmer in Old Jefferson, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. He died in 1885, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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Joshua W Elder
Lydia J Etter
Marriage: 29 January 1824
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

Spouse and Children

29 January 1824
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 3

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 26

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Joshua Elder, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joshua Elder, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • Joshua Elder, "United States Census, 1830"

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