Person:Edward Elam (2)

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Edward Elam, Jr.
m. ABT 1754
  1. Edward Elam, Jr.1765 - 1840
  • HEdward Elam, Jr.1765 - 1840
  • WMartha SmithABT 1769 - 1810
m. 13 NOV 1786
  1. Elizabeth Elam1800 - 1876
Facts and Events
Name[1] Edward Elam, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 JAN 1765 , , Mecklenburg, VA, US
Marriage 13 NOV 1786 , , Mecklenburg, VA, USto Martha Smith
Death[1] 24 MAR 1840 , Greenville, Bond, IL, US
Reference Number? 525

206. Edward Elam Jr.

Edward Elam was born in Charlotte County, VA in 1786. He married 1) Martha Smith and 2) Lettuce Chaffin Wallace, widow of John Wallace. He left Charlotte County ca. 1814, may have spent some time in Rutherford County, NC, moved on to Tennessee, and died in Greenville, IL in 1840.

These two pages are posted in hopes they may stimulate discussion and research. The Edward Elam Bible is reported to have been the property of the late William Bell Elam of Medina, TN. Thanks to Marilynn Masten, who provided copies to me and who has determined that the current location of the Bible is unknown. Names and dates are handwritten in list form on both pages. Identifying information and dittos written in the same hand preceed several of the names. Those notations are indicated here with brackets. I have tried to duplicate this handwritten list as closely as possible.

Two pages reported to have been copied from the Bible of Edward Elam (1765-1840) of Charlotte County, VA and Greenville, IL

PAGE ONE - at the top are the words "Father's Bible" written in handwriting which differs from that on the remainder of the page.


Marriages

        Edward Elam & Martha Smith was married Dec. 7, 178_
        Edward Elam & Lettuce Wallace were married June 2, 1810
        Joel Elam & Sarah Ellen Smith were married July 3, 184_
        Joel Elam & Sarah Jane McCormack were married Dec.20, 18_

Births

        Edward Elam was born          Jan 29, 1765
        John Elam Son of Edward & Martha, born  Dec 5, 1787
        Susana Elam born              Dec 18, 1789
        Anderson S. Elam born         Oct 26,1792
        Thomas S. Elam                Sep 6, 1794
        Edward Elam                   May 11, 1798
        Elizabeth Elam                Feb 23.1800
        Daniel Elam                   April 14, 1802
        Sarah Elam                    March 5, 1805

[wife of Joel E.] Sarah Jane Elam March 7, 1826 Letuce [Son of Edward & L.]Peter Elam March 10, 1811

         Martha Barksdale Elam         May 3, 1815
                  Joel Elam           Dec 9, 1817

(Father's Bible) [Daughter of Joel & Susana] Martha S. Elam was born Mar 23, 1818 [Wife of Joel E.] Sarah Ellen Elam Dec 14, 1824 [J.E. daughter] Mary Frances Elam June 3, 1846 [Sons of Joel E] Charles Edward Elam March 27, 1847

                  Wiliam Wallace Elam           Oct 5, 1849
                 Thomas Persaville Elam         July 28, 1851

Deaths

                  John Elam died                June 26, 1806

[Wife of Joel] Susan Elam Mar 25, 1818

                  Sarah Elam                    Feb 15, 1819

[Wife of Edward] Martha Elam Feb 13, 1810

                  Letuce Elam                   July 10, 1830
                  Edward Elam, Sr               March 29, 1840

[Daughter of Joel & Elln] Nancy Frances Elam July 30,1843 [Wife of Joel E] Sarah Ellen Elam Oct 4, 1847

                  Sarah Jane Elam               Sep 20, 1852

[Son of Joel & Sarah Ellen] William Wallace Elam March 9, 1853

                  Charles Edward Elam           ____ 11, 1854

PAGE TWO

                  Joel Elam           Died      Sep 3, 1892

[Wife of Joel] Mary L. Elam Mar 2, 1904

[Daughter of J & M] Sarah Ellen Spradling Feb 12, 1907 [Son in law] W. A. McLain Feb 12, 1912

                  Ellen M. McLain               Dec

Marriages

        Joel Elam & Nancy L. Clary              Feb 16, 1843
        Joel Elam & Sarah Ellan Smith           July 3,1845
        Joel Elam & Sarah J. McCormack          Dec 20, 1845
        Joel Elam & Mary L. White               Aug3, 1853
        Thomas P. Elam & Ellen James            Nov 27, 1873
        R. H. Spradling & Sarah E. Elam         Oct 12,1887
        John A. Elam & Ada B. Corbin            Aug 10,1891
        George H. Kuhn & Miriam R. Elam         June 26,1902
        W. A. McLain & Ellen M. Elam            Aug 6,1902

Births Joel Elam Born Dec 9, 1817 [Wife of Joel] Mary L. Elam Feb 2, 1820

                  Mary Frances Elam             June 5, 1846
                  Charles Edward Elam           Nov 27, 1847
                  William Wallace Elam          Oct 5,1849
                  Thomas Percevil Elam          July 28, 1851
                  Ellen Margaret L. Elam        Nov 12, 1854
                  John Anderson Elam            May 1, 1856
                  Sarah Elizabeth Elam          May 4, 1858
                  Miriam Rebecca Elam           April 8, 1863

(from Annette Elam Wetzel)


Charlotte County Will Book 3, page 158

I, Edward Elam, of the County of Charlotte and the State of Virginia, being of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my Last Will and testament in manner and form following, To wit, I lend to my beloved wife Jane Elam, during her natural life, all my estate both real and personal. I Give and bequeath to my son Daniel Elam such property as I have heretofore put him in the possession of, also one dollar to be paid him after the death of my wife. I Give and bequeath to my son Edward Elam such property as I have heretofore put him in the possession of, also one dollar to be paid him after the death of my wife. I Give to my son John Elam such property as I heretofore put him in the possession of, also one dollar to be [paid] him after the death of my wife. I Give and bequeath to my Son Samuel Elam, after the death of my Wife, the Tract of Land whereon I now live and all such property that I have heretofore put in his possession. I Give to William Elmore, Edward Elmore, John Elmore, and James Elmore, sons of my departed daughter Mary Elmore one dollar each to be paid them after the death of my Wife. I Give and bequeath to Pegge Elmore, daughter of Mary Elmore, deceased, one negro Girl named Milley. I Give and bequeath to Elizabeth Elmore, daughter of Mary Elmore, deceased, one negro Girl named Elvy. I Give and bequeath to my four Daughters, Namely Sarah Martin, Elizabeth Edge, Nancy Elam, and Rebecka Dunn all such personal property as my wife may have at her death to be equally divided between them at that time, Together with such Property I have heretofore put in their possession. And lastly I appoint my Sons, John Elam, and Samuel Elam executors to this my Will. In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty-first day of January, 1809.

                      Edward (X) Elam  SS 

In presence of M. Goode, Hillery Goode, Mack McQuie

At a Court held for Charlotte County the 6th day of November, 1810 This Last Will and testament of Edward Elam deceased was proved in Court by the oath of Mach Goode one of the witnesses hereto Subscribed to be acknowledged by the said Edward Elam as his last Will and testament in his presence and ordered to be certified - at a Court held for the said County the 7th day of January 1811. The Same was further proved by the oath of Hillery Goode one of the witnesses hereto subscribed to be acknowledged by the said Edward Elam as his Last Will and Testament in his presence and Ordered to be Recorded. Teste Thomas Read

          Truly recorded thomas Read, Clerk.

The estate of Edward Elam, dec'd which he died possessed was committed to the hands of Grief Barksdale Sheriff 3rd day of January 1831. Winslow Robinson.


Charlotte County Will Book 7, Page 20

One Inventory an Appraisement of the Estate of Edward Elam, Sr. dec'd

1 Negro man Sam $450 1 ditto Mesbeck 450 1 ditto Girl Teresa 350 1 ditto Woman (?)Heather 15

                                       ______
                                     $1300.00

Agreeable to an order of the County Court of Charlotte to us directed being fast sworn we have proceeded to inventory and appraise the Estate of Edward Elam dec'd and appraise the same to one thousand three hundred dollars current money. Given under our hands the 19th day January 1831.

          Wm. Goode, Jno. Booth, Jno. C. Ingram

Charlotte County Will Book 8, Page 68

This account of the sale of the four Slaves made by order of the County Court of Charlotte 7th February 1831 belonging to the Estate of Edward Elam dec'd by Grief Barksdale, Sheriff___administrator declares now___ ___be full served.

$ amount of Sale of Slaves $1692.00 $ amount of Sale ___ Circuit Court 24.75

                                           ________ 
                                           $1716.75 

By ____for Court Commissions $ 85.83

                                           $1630.92 

This amount paid back to Court for Slaves 20.00

                                           $1610.92

On account of the above sales I have payed according to the will to Lewis Dunn for his wife Rebecca four hundred and two dollars Seventy three cents and one hundred thirteen dollars Sixty six cents the amount of a decree cost against the heirs of Elizabeth Edge and fifty dollars by consent of families out of the interest of Seaton Duffer and Nancy his Wife, in all amounting to $566.39. paid to James Elam three hundred fifty-two dollars Seventy three cents the ballance of the Interest of Seaton Duffer and Nancy his wife. Paid to Samuel Elam four hundred and two dollars and Seventy three cents the amount of Sarah Martin Interest and there then remained in my hands two hundred Eighty nine dollars and Seven cents due the heirs of Elizabeth Edge which accounts for the whole amount above of Sixteen hundred and ten dollars ninety two cents and which has been paid over to them. Geo. I Roberts Deputy for Grief Barksdale Sheriff & admix of Edward Elam, dec'd

At a Court held for Charlotte County the 3rd day of Feb'y 1831 The amount of the Sales and division of the Slaves of Edward Elam dec'd was this day delivered into Court and Ordered to be recorded. Teste Winslow Robinson, CC

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cassie Elam, various web sites, Beverly Himes Barger. Extracted records from numerous Elam Researchers, http:/members.aol.com/VA1607/.