John Hamilton Elder1,2,3

ID# 16780, (1816 - 1876)

Key Events:

Birth: 14 Aug 1816, Kentucky4,5,6
Marriage: Hellen Ellie Cobb, 17 Feb 1842, Decatur Co., Indiana7,8,9
Death: 9 Jan 187610,8

Spouse:Hellen Ellie Cobb (4 Oct 1814 - 7 Mar 1884)
     Children:

  • Dyer C. Elder13,14,15 (31 Oct 1842 - 2 Jul 1912)
  • James H. Elder13,14,15 (4 Jun 1844 - 24 Aug 1880)
  • John Perry Elder14,15 (Jul 1846 - )
  • Mary M. Elder13,14,15 (28 Aug 1848 - 6 Sep 1880)
  • Nancy Elder13 (4 Oct 1850 - 26 Feb 1851)
  • Margaret Elder13 (12 Nov 1851 - 12 Jul 1853)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John Hamilton Elder was born on 14 Aug 1816 in Kentucky.4,5,6
     John married Hellen Ellie Cobb, daughter of Joshua Cobb and Nancy Crawford, on 17 Feb 1842 in Decatur Co., Indiana.7,8,9 John and Hellen Ellie Cobb appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Marion Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 25 Oct 1850, reporting real estate valued at $2000. Their children Dyer, James, John and Mary were listed as living with them.3
     John and Hellen appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Marion Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 6 Aug 1860, reporting real estate valued at $5300 and personal estate of $1500. Their children Dyer, James, John and Mary were listed as living with them.11
     He and Hellen appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Newpoint, Decatur Co., Indiana, enumerated 22 Jun 1870, reporting real estate valued at $6800 and personal estate of $1100. Their son James was listed as living with them, as was Alice Oren, age 15, who may have been an unknown relative, or a servant.12
     He was a farmer.3,11,12
     John died on 9 Jan 1876 at age 59.10,8

Citations

  1. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows name as John Hamilton Elder.
  2. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Elly Cobb and John H. Elder, citing FHL films #1516965 & 1516616.
  3. [S1584] John H. Elder household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  4. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows date and state.
  5. [S1584] John H. Elder household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows age 34 and state.
  6. [S1573] John H. Elder household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows age 43 and state.
  7. [S1105] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for Elly Cobb and John H. Elder, citing FHL films #1516965 & 1516616, shows date and county.
  8. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows date.
  9. [S1584] John H. Elder household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S1560] Perry S. Tremain household, 1880 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows his wife as a widow.
  11. [S1573] John H. Elder household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  12. [S1569] John H. Elder household, 1870 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  13. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007.
  14. [S1584] John H. Elder household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  15. [S1573] John H. Elder household, 1860 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.