m. ABT 1754
Facts and Events
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.
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_
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
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
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
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
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
By ____for Court Commissions $ 85.83
This amount paid back to Court for Slaves 20.00
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