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Descendants of Samuel Elder

Generation No. 1

1. JUDGE SAMUEL4 ELDER (SAMUEL3, GEORGE2, ALEXANDER1) was born 31 Mar 1790 in ,Spartanburg , SC, and died 14 Feb 1878 in Eldorado,Saline,Illinois. He married NANCY MARGARET PINNELL 13 Jun 1808 in ,Christian, KY, daughter of PETER PINNELL and NANCY YARBER. She was born 08 Apr 1790 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC, and died 28 Sep 1855 in Eldorado, Saline, IL.

Notes for J
After the death of his mother, he went to live with an uncle in Ky.(Marion area). His uncle road horse-back from Ky. to get Samuel, and Sam road back to Ky on the saddle behind his uncle. Samuel returned to S.C. and married Nancy Margaret Pinnell in 1808. Sam's father remarried and reared another family. Sam and Nancy went back to Ky. near Marion, and lived there until they were the parents of seven children.He moved to Illinois Territory about 1824, and bought his homestead from Coleman Brown, and built a double log house. He owned most of the land where the present city of Eldorado now stands in Gallatin county Ill. He served as Justice-of-peace, member of the county court, school commiss- ioner, and first judge of Saline Co. There was another Samuel Elder in the county which was proven later to be his cousin, a son of William Elder, also a Revolutionary soldier, and a brother of Judge Elder's father.

Saline County Historical Society
ELDORADO, Ill. (Sept. 22, 1997) Judge Samuel Elder migrated into Illinois in 1824, crossing at Shawneetown.
He traveled up the Kaskaskia Trail and bought land near Coleman Brown's blockhouse. He paid for it with proceeds from one month's hunting and trapping. He then built a double-log house that faced down the road.
On humorous story told about Elder was the ghost that chased him from "Hanted Hill" -- the hill opposite the old city reservoir. Early residents thought the area was haunted because a man had been murdered there and stories told how the victim's ghost was often seen by travelers at night.
One day Elder traveled to Raleigh, the county seat, to transact business. He tarried too long "over the cups" and it was late evening before he started back. In order to square himself with his wife Nancy, and his daughters, he bought a bolt of domestic material as a present and tied it to the saddle behind him.
All went well until he reached the "Hanted Hill." Just then Old Black Hawk gave a snort and started at break-neck speed for home. The Judge held on for dear life, every once in a while looking back to see a white object bounding along behind him. When he reached home the family ran out to see why all the hurry.
They found one end of domestic fastened to the saddle and all the rest floating out toward Raleigh. This account is provided by the county Historical Society.

More About J
Date born 2: 1785, Spartanburg, SC
Burial: 1878, Wolf Creek Cemetary,Saline Co.,Illinois, Area 5 Row 3, Age 87 y 10 m 14 d
Census: 1850, Saline Co.,Raleigh

Notes for N
Burial in Wolf Creek Cemetery

More About N
Burial: Unknown, Wolf Creek Cemetary,Saline Co.,Illinois, Area 5 Row 11, Age 65 y

More About S
Marriage: 13 Jun 1808, ,Christian, KY
Sealed to spouse (LDS): 05 May 1972, SGEOR
Children of S
  i.   POLLY5 ELDER, b. 12 May 1809, Christian County, KY; d. Oct 1812, Livingston County, KY.
2. ii.   JOHN ELDER, b. 15 Dec 1810, ,Christian, KY; d. 30 Sep 1882, ,Saline , Illinois.
3. iii.   MARGARET ELDER, b. 24 May 1813, ,,North Carolina; d. 03 Sep 1846.
4. iv.   MAJ. WILLIAM ELDER, b. 14 Nov 1814, Kentucky; d. 26 Jul 1902.
5. v.   CYNTHIA ANGELINE ELDER, b. 05 Oct 1816, ,,Kentucky; d. 12 Apr 1892.
6. vi.   V. WILLIS ELDER, b. 25 Jun 1818, ,,MO.; d. 15 Apr 1855.
7. vii.   WILEY ELDER, b. 29 Jan 1820; d. 01 May 1907.
8. viii.   LUCINDA ELDER, b. 21 Jul 1821, Illinois; d. 19 Aug 1855, ,Saline Co.,Illinois.
  ix.   KATHERIN ELDER, b. 09 Feb 1825; d. 04 Feb 1826.
9. x.   CASSIAH ADELINE ELDER, b. 23 Mar 1826, KY; d. Mar 1901.
10. xi.   JEREMIAH ELDER, b. 14 Oct 1827; d. 29 Mar 1903.
  xii.   WESLEY MANSFIELD ELDER, b. 06 Dec 1830; d. 04 Dec 1844.
  xiii.   ELIZABETH JANE ELDER, b. 20 Jan 1834; d. Dec 1835.

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