Turner Lee Elder Sr

11 June 1818–1909 (Age 90)
Cumberland, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Turner Lee

When Turner Lee Elder Sr was born on 11 June 1818, in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, his father, Peter Elder V, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Savage, was 34. He married Mary Ann Rhoads on 6 May 1837, in Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Bates, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Grape Grove Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1865. He died in 1909, in Tinney Grove, Ray, Missouri, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Tinney Grove Cemetery, Tinney Grove, Ray, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Turner Lee Elder Sr
Mary Ann Rhoads
Marriage: 6 May 1837
Martin Van Buren Elder
Sarah Elizabeth Elder
Thomas “Bud” Elder
Turner Lee Elder Jr
Nancy Elder
John Elder
Polly Elder
Mary Ann Polly Elder
Hannah Elder
Rachel Elder
Paulina G. Elder
Rebecca Elder

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 May 1837Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    1819 · First Commercial Oil Well Opens
    Age 1
    In 1819, in McCreary County, Kentucky along Cumberland River was the site of the first commercial oil well.
    Age 28
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (20)

    • Tenese Grove in entry for Turner Elder, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Turner Elder, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Growe in entry for Robert Mc Elroy and Pauline G Graham, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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