John Wesley Elder

4 June 1819–12 November 1902 (Age 83)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Elder was born on 4 June 1819, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Wiliam M Elder, was 45 and his mother, Nancy Ann Russell, was 38. He married Martha Gillespie Houston on 18 June 1841, in Jacksonville, Calhoun, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 12 November 1902, in Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Elder
1819–1902
Martha Gillespie Houston
1822–1879
Marriage: 18 June 1841
Henry H. Elder
1842–1854
Robert P. Elder
1844–1846
Leander Melville Elder
1847–1928
Mary Eloise Elder
1850–1854
Irene Amelia Elder
1852–1902
Martha Louisa Elder
1854–1931
Sallie May Elder
1856–1882
Lucy Bell Elder
1860–1938
Eva Grace Elder
1861–
Albert Sidney Elder
1862–1953

Spouse and Children

    Male1819–1902Male

    Martha Gillespie Houston

    Female1822–1879Female

MARRIAGE
18 June 1841
Jacksonville, Calhoun, Alabama, United States
children

(10)

    Male1842–1854Male

    Male1844–1846Male

    Leander Melville Elder

    Male1847–1928Male

    Mary Eloise Elder

    Female1850–1854Female

    Irene Amelia Elder

    Female1852–1902Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 16

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.
1846

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • John W Elder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J W Elder, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860"
  • Jno W Elder, "United States Census, 1900"

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