Name: David Elder
Given Name: David
Birth: 7 Jan 1760 in Petersburg, Brunswick County, Virginia
Death: 4 Aug 1853 in Watkinsville, Clarke County, Georgia
Burial: Aug 1853 Elder Cemetery On Rose Creek, Watkinsville, Clarke (Now Oconee) County, Georgia
Served with Stewart's Regiment during the Revolutionary War in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia
Event: Deed Book 14, page 536
Deed 26 Sep 1789 Brunswick County, Virginia
Note: John Biggs [Briggs] and Mason, his wife, sell to David Elder 50 acres of land in Brunswick County, at the mouth of Holloway's Spring Branch, etc.
Immigration: 11 Jan 1807
Note: From Virginia to Clarke (now Oconee Co.) Georgia with brother, Joshua.
Event: Clarke County Deed Book K, p. 355-356
Deed 8 Jan 1817 Clarke County, Georgia
Arrived in Georgia in 1807, bringing his second wife, seven or eight children, and a large number of slaves. He lay claim and took into possession a large body of land given to him by the Government on account of his service in the Revolutionary War. He, his sons and his slaves went directly into the original forest on Big and Little Rose Creeks and built homes for himself and his slaves. His second wife, Molly Phillips Elder, only lived a few years after coming to Georgia She was the first buried in the old Elder Cemetery, on Rose Creek in lower Oconee County.
After his second wife's death, he married Elizabeth Allen in 1813. She owned a large number of slaves in her own name. Davis Elder came into possession and charge of these also. This gave him labor and the ability to clear more land and to enlarge his farming interests until he owned an immense body on which he raised cotton and corn for many years.
Cemetery Directions, per Vicki Bannister:
From "Cemetery Inscriptions of Oconee County, Georgia:" From Watkinsville travel to Antioch Church road. Travel to Elder Mill Road. Cemetery is located off Elder Mill Road at the end of dirt lane across from Snyder Farm.
Cemetery is between Rose Creek and Little Rose Creek...in 1990 it was off of a logging road way back in a pasture and in a very wooded area. This is the burial place of David Elder, Revolutionary Soldier, b. about 1760.
David's grave is still there along with his tombstone. I do not think they are reburials, maybe just for informational purposes.
Georgia } This Indenture made this eighth day of
Event: Clarke County Deed Book L, p. 154-155
Deed Written: October 5, 1818; Recorded: October 21, 1818 Clarke County, Georgia
Clarke County } January Eighteen hundred and seventeen Between James W Armstrong of the County of Hancock & State aforesaid of the one part and David Elder of the County of Clarke and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the aforesaid James W Armstrong for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained and sold and do by these presents bargain and sell and deliver unto the said David Elder all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Clarke and on the waters of Rose Creek Containing two hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less begining at a Post oak Corner and runing No. 28 E on Wittons line to rose Creek at a Dogwood Corner, thence down said Creek to a
gum Corner known as Solomon Burford Corner thence So. 28 W on sd. Burfords line to Priors spring branch and up sd. branch on Priors line to the beginning. It being part of a tract of land originally granted to Micajah Williamson to have and to hold the aforesaid land & premises together with all and singular the rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining and I the said James W Armstrong do by these presents bind myself to warrant and forever defend the title of sd. land for myself & my heirs &c. against the Claim or Claims of all and every other person or
persons whatsoever, unto the said David Elder his heirs and assigns forever in fee simple.
As witness my hand and seal the day and date above written.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us –
Martin A. Lea
James W. Armstrong
Event: Clarke County Deed Book L, p. 161-162
Deed Written: October 5, 1818; Recorded: November 30, 1818 Clarke County, Georgia
Clarke County } This Indenture made this fifth day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & eighteen Between Absolum Clarke of the State of Georgia and County of Clarke of the one part and David Elder of the County & State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth, that the said Absolum Clarke for & in consideration of
the sum of six hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said David Elder at or before the sealing & delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have granted Bargined sold & confirmed & by these presents do fully Bargin Grant sell & confirm unto the sd. David Elder his heirs & assigns all that tract or parcel of Land situated lying & being in said state & county of Clarke on the waters of Wild Cat Creek, containing one hundred & sixty nine acres Beginning at a pine corner near the Rodd leading from the Schull Shoals to Watkinsville thence on Abraham Durkams line N. 28 E. twenty chains fifty links hikory corner thence N. 76. E. fourteen chains Red oak Corner, thence N. 28. E. four chains seventy five links stake corner, thence S. 65. E. six chains seventy
five links Dogwood corner, thence N. 28. E. twenty nine chains white oak corner on Kilgos line thence on said line S. 75. W. eleven chains Hicory corner, thence on sd. Kilgos line eleven chains Hicory corner thence on sd. Kilgo’s line N. 17. W. fourteen chains ash corner thence on Wm. McCrees line S. 69. W. thirty one chains seventy five links poplar corner on Richd. McCree line, thence S. 22. W.
forty seven chains to a chestnut corner thence S. 65. E. sixteen chains & fifty links to the Beginning pine being part of a Tract of six thousand six hundred & forty acres origanely granted to Micajah Williamson Together with all and singular the rights members and appurtenances thereof whatsoever to the said tract of land belonging or in any wise appertaining & the aforesaid Absolum Clarke for himself his heirs and assigns and against all & every other person or persons whatever, having any Just or lawfull titles to said land & primeses with there & every of there rights members and appurtenances as aforesaid to the said David elder his heirs and assigns to his and there own proper use benefit & behoof in fee simple will and shall warrant & forever defend by these presents
In Witness whereof the said Absolum Clarke has hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal the day & year first above written.
Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
John Hinnard J. P.
Record. 21st Novemr. 1818
Census: page 103 1820 Clarke County, Georgia
Note: living next-door to household of Anderson Burt, father of Mary Jane Burt who married Wyche Malone Jenkins Elder.
Event: Clarke County, Georgia Deed Book S, pp. 27-28
Indenture Written: March 20, 1844; Recorded: March 20, 1844 Clarke County, Georgia
Clarke County} This Indenture made the fifth day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Eighteen, between Absolum Clarke of the one part and David Elder of the County and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth, that the sd for & in consideration of the sum of two hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said David Elder at or before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged
have granted bargained sold and confirmed, and by these presents do fully Bargain Grant sell and confirm unto the said David Elder his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of Land situated lying & being in sd. state and county on the waters of wild cat creek containing Seventy three and one half acres Beginning at a Red oak on William McCree’s line thence on his line south twenty west twenty four chains fifty links to a pine Knott XIII thence on
McCree line, south forty East two chains fifty links to a Hicory thence on McCree line south sixty west eight chains ash on the branch thence on sd. Clarke’s line south eighteen east fourteen chains hicory thence on sd. Clarkes
line north Seventy five east eleven chains fifty links to white oak corner thence north twenty five East two chains fifty links to pine stump thence on Geo Moores line north fifty east eight chains seventy five links to a stake, thence north sixty six west six chains fifty links stake thence on Nancy Kilgo line thence on sd. Nancy Kilgos line north thirty five East twenty nine chains stake thence on Osbun line north thirty one west six chains to a red oak thence Due west seventeen chains and fifty links on McCrees line to the
beginning Being part of a Survey granted to Micajah Williamson Decd for six thousand six hundred & forty acres Together with all and singular the rights members and appurtenances there of whatsoever to the sd. tract of land
belonging or in any manner appertaining and the aforesaid Absolum Clarke for himself his heirs and assigns & against all and every other person or persons whatever having any Just or lawfull title to said Land and premises with there
& every of there rights members and appurtenances as aforesaid to the said David Elder his heirs and assigns to his and there own proper use benefit & behoof in fee simple will & shall warrant & forever defend by these presents.
In Witness whereof the said Absolum Clarke has hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of
John Hinnard J.P.
Recorded 30th Novemr. 1818
Georgia } Know all men by these presents that I
Census: age 84, page 80 23 Oct 1850 Scull Shoal, Clarke County, Georgia
Note: listed with wife Elizabeth, age 65, both born VA.
Will: 27 May 1853 Clarke County, Georgia
Clark County } David Elder Senr of the County and State Aforesaid for and in Consideration of the love and affection which I have for and bear towards my Son Joshua Elder of the County of Henry and State aforesaid and Also for and in Consideration of the Sum of Five dollars to me in hand paid by the said Joshua Elder the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given bargained sold and delivered and do by these presents give bargain, sell convey and deliver to the said Joshua Elder his heirs and Assigns a Certain negro girl named America aged twelve or thirteen
years, and her further increase. To have an To hold said negro girl America and her further Increase to the said Joshua Elder his heirs and Assigns to his and their own proper use benefit and behoof forever –
And I the said David Elder Senr bind myself my heirs Executors & Administrators to warrant and forever defend the title to said negro girl and increase to the said Joshua Elder his heirs Executors Administrators & Assigns against all and Every Claim Whatever Conditioned however that is property Shall remain in my possession during my natural life.
In Testimony Whereof I the said David Elder Senr have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this Twentieth day of March Eighteen hundred and forty four
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
John Calvin Johnson his
Thomas Swinton JJC David / Elder Senr
Record. 20th March 1844
Georgia - Clark[e] County
Change Date: 28 Dec 2016 at 18:25
In the Name of God, Amen
I, David Elder, of the State and County aforesaid, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament, to-wit:
1st. It is my will that all my just debts be paid.
2nd. I give and bequeath unto John P. Elder and Doctor W. Elder, or the survivor of them, the following property to wit.
The Tract of land whereon Sally Elder now lives containing 200 acres, be the same more or less. In trust to and for the use and benefit of the children of son Joseph M. Elder, deceased, and hereby authorize the aforesaid trustees to sell the said land at any time they may think it advisable and divide the proceeds equally among the children of my said deceased son, Joseph M. Elder.
3rd. I give and bequeath unto my son, John R. Elder, my negro woman, Amanda, in trust to and for the sole use and benefit of my son, Wiche M. J. Elder, during his natural life and then to be disposed of by the aforesaid trustee for the benefit of the children of said Wyche M. J. Elder.
4th. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Sarah Holloway one-half of the sale of negro woman, Margaret and her children(?) and all my household and kitchen furniture, except one bed furniture and the tract of land whereon I now live, containing three hundred and fifty acres, more or less, to her and her heirs forever.
5th. I give and bequeath unto John P. Elder, Doctor W. Elder and Thomas P. Elder, or the survivors of them, the following property, to wit: one-half the money arising from the sale of my negro woman, Margaret and her increase and one equal share of sale of my personal estate and one bed and furniture I trust to and for the use and benefit of the children of my deceased daughter, Ermine Sims, to be managed by the said trustees for their sole and separate benefit during their minority.
6th. I will that all my personal estate not herein or otherwise disposed be sold and equally divided among all my children or their heirs except Wiche M. J. Elder.
Lately, I do hereby appoint Doctor W. Elder and James P. Holloway my Executors to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of May , 1853.
Signed, Sealed, Acknowledged in presence of usDavid Elder (X his mark)
David B. Elder[Son of D.W. Elder]
Almira C. Elder[Wife of Hart Thomas]
John H. Lose, Sr.
Father: Joseph Elder b: 16 Sep 1731 in Richmond County, Virginia
Mother: Mary Mathews b: 1719
Mollie Phillips b: Abt 1777 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1 Feb 1797
in Dinwiddie County, Virginia
- Change Date:
31 Jan 2009
- Hartwell Matthews Elder b: 6 Apr 1789-1798
- Thomas P. Elder b: 24 Jan 1799 in Virginia
- Polly Elder b: Abt 1800
- John P. Elder b: 10 Dec 1800
- Joseph N. Elder b: 1802
- Wyche Malone Jenkins Elder b: 5 Oct 1804 in Brunswick County, Virginia
- James Parker Elder b: 1807 in Georgia
- Doctor Williamson Elder b: 9 May 1809
Mary Hill "Polly" Read b: 3 Oct 1763
22 Aug 1785
in Brunswick County, Virginia
- Change Date:
22 Oct 2005
Elizabeth Screven Allen b: 4 Feb 1785 in Watkinsville, Clarke (Now Oconee) County, Georgia
26 Apr 1813
in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia
- Change Date:
20 Jan 2009
- Sarah "Sallie" Elder b: 20 Dec 1817
- Ermine Elder b: 10 May 1818
- Ann Elder b: 1820