Rev. War Veteran
Caldwell Co., Ky.
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John Elder b. 1754 Hopewell Spring, Randolph, NC. -- d. 21 Oct. 1799 Centerville, Livingston Co., Ky.
buried at Livingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Centerville, Livingston Co., Ky. (now Caldwell Co., Ky.)
John Elder served in the milita under Capt. Elder and Col. Roebuck during 1782. In addition, he was under Col. Taylor.
He married Mary Ann Morrow abt. 1778 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she was born 1756 in Waxhaw, South Carolina.
She died 5 Sept. 1811 in Centerville, Livingston Co., Ky.(now Caldwell Co., Ky.) and was buried in Livingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Centerville, Livingston Co., Ky. (now Caldwell Co., Ky.)
Children were as follows:
Catherine Elder b. 1779 Spartanburg, SC
Samuel Elder b. abt. 1781 Spartanburg, SC - d. bef. 8 Aug 1833 Livingston Co., Ky.
John Elder b. 1784
Mary Elder b. 23 Oct. 1785 - d. 11 Dec. 1876
David Elder b. abt. 1790 - d. 24 June 1832
Robert Elder, Sr. b. abt. 1792 - d. 1 Oct. 1819
Sally Elder b. abt. 1795 Spartanburg, SC
John Elder is listed in Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss -- Published 1983
A stone has been ordered and a grave marking ceremony is planed for Spring 2010
He served in the milita and was at the fall of Charleston in addition, he served during 1781 and 1782
A. A. 2189; X531; Yearbook, 1897