The Bush Family-My Ancestors


Clifton W. Bush

Descendants Of  Elam
 

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS1 ELAM  He married MARY SHIRECLIFFE,
daughter of JAMES SHIRECLIFFE and ALICE.

Notes for THOMAS ELAM:

  The name Elam is English and is derived from Elham a village near Canterbury, Kent county England.  Elham is probably a contraction of Elmham meaning a village of elms, and residents of that community first bore the name elham which afterwards became Elam.  The early Elams belonged to the gentry as distinguished from the nobility.

Children of THOMAS ELAM and MARY SHIRECLIFFE are:
2. i. MARTIN2 ELAM, d. 20 November 1695.
3. ii. GILBERT ELAM, SR., b. May 1630, ENGLAND; d. 01 June 1696, HENRICO CO. VA..
 

Generation No. 2

2.  MARTIN2 ELAM (THOMAS1) died 20 November 1695.

Notes for MARTIN ELAM:
 Henrico Co., Virginia
 Dtd. 7 March 1695
Wills- 1654-1737

 Will has been shortened:

  To my son Martin Elam all land in Bermudy Hundred and privilege to get timber and fueling at Flintons, a silver tankard, a great chest that was my uncle's etc.  To so John Elam land at Flintons on both sides of the slash and 500 acres at Proctors joining Fowler's line, and various items.  All the rest of land at Proctors to be equally divided between my three daughters.
  To daughter Mary, various silver and items.
  To daughter Frances, silver cup on old Martin's mark and 4 silver spoons, four of them on old Martin's mark a great brass kettle that was my uncle's, etc.
To daughter Martha a bed, etc.
Servants to be equally divided among wife and children when children marry or come of age.
My two sons to have benefit of own labor at age 17.  All the rest to loving wife and she to be sole executrix.
Witnesses:
Marin Elam
John Worsham
Joseph Royal
Richard Ligon

Will probated 20 November 1695.
 
 
 

Children of MARTIN ELAM are:
 i. MARTIN3 ELAM.
 ii. JOHN ELAM.
 iii. MARY ELAM.
 iv. FRANCES ELAM.
 v. MARTHA ELAM.

3. GILBERT2 ELAM, SR. (THOMAS1) was born May 1630 in ENGLAND, and died 01 June 1696 in HENRICO CO. VA..  He married ANN ELAM 1653,
daughter of ROBERT ELAM.  She was born 1629, and died Bef. 02 April 1694 in HENRICO , VA..

Notes for GILBERT ELAM, SR.:

  p. 653
Will of Gilbert Elam, Sr.

To grandson Henry Gee, all my land at Parkers, 120 acres.
To daughter Elizabeth, a feather bed and 370 acres on Falling Creek, to be divided between her and my grandson Gilbert Gee, plus other items to the two Gee grandsons above.
To son Thomas Elam, 300 acres on Falling Creek.
To son Gilbert Elam and two sons in law Edward Ward and Robert Broadway, each a shilling apiece.
Son Thomas Elam to be sole executor
dated 17 Feb. 1693/4
Wit: Edward Oliver, John Worsham, Phebe Worsham
Recorded 1 June 1696

More About GILBERT ELAM, SR.:
Fact: 1696, Will dated April 1, 1696, probated June 1, 1696
Religion: 11 May 1630, BAPTISED THURNSCOE PARISH CHURCH

Notes for ANN ELAM:
In 1652 Ann Elam was brought over by Robert Elam of Henrico Co., Virginia, (page 105, "Early Virginia Immigrants", 1623-1666 by George Greer).

More About ANN ELAM:
Fact: 1652, IMMIGRATED TO VIRGINIA

Children of GILBERT ELAM and ANN ELAM are:
4. i. GILBERT3 ELAM,JR., b. 1659, Henrico Co. Va.; d. 05 December 1697, Henrico Co. Va..
 ii. THOMAS ELAM., b. 1661; m. ELIZABETH BEVAN, 26 May 1694.
5. iii. MARY ELAM, b. 1665.
 iv. ELIZABETH ELAM, b. 1670.
 

Generation No. 3

4. GILBERT3 ELAM,JR. (GILBERT2, THOMAS1) was born 1659 in Henrico Co. Va., and died 05 December 1697 in Henrico Co. Va..  He married MARY HATCHER Abt. 1677, daughter of EDWARDD HATCHER and MARY WARD.  She was born 1658 in Henrico Co. Va., and died Aft. 1697.

Notes for GILBERT ELAM,JR.:

Will of Gilbert Elam Jr.
  Henrico County, Virginia
  Dtd. 18 Sept. 1697

First portion of will missing:

  To son Gilbert Elam part of plantation whereon I live, land marked and laid out by Robert Hancock and William Clark.  To son William Elam land on North side of Falling Creek except 50 acres to son Robert Elam and %0 acres more to son Gilbert Elam.
  To daughter Mary Elam largest gold ring and silver bodkin.
  To daughter Martha Elam, items.
  To daughter Sarah Elam, items.
  To daughter Elizabeth Elam, items.
  To daughter Obedience, 1 new pewter dish and 1 sow.
  To son Robert Elam my large Bible when of lawful age.
  To sons Gilbert and Robert to be of age 17.
  To son William Elam a musket at my house.
  To son Robert Elam to live with my father-in-law Edward Hatcher.
  Gilbert Elam to tarry with his God Father William Hatcher until he is 17.
  Wife Mary Elam to be executrix.

  Witnesses:
Edward Ward Elan
William Hatcher
Charles Roberts
Will probated 5 December 1697

It appears that Gilbert Elam, Jr., was the grandson of Robert Elam through his mother, Ann, and not through his father.

More About GILBERT ELAM,JR.:
Fact: Will dated September 18, 1697 probated December 5, 1697

More About MARY HATCHER:
Religion: CHURCH QUAKER OR BAPTIST

Children of GILBERT ELAM and MARY HATCHER are:
6. i. GILBERT4 ELAM III, b. Aft. 1680; d. 1751, CHESTERFIELD VA..
 ii. MARY ELAM, b. 1682.
7. iii. ROBERT ELAM, b. 1684, HENRICO CTY VA.; d. 1753, CHESTERFIELD CTY. VA..
 iv. MARTHA ELAM, b. 1686.
 v. WILLIAM ELAM, b. 1686.
 vi. SARAH ELAM, b. 1688.
 vii. OBEDIANCE ELAM, b. Bef. 1680; d. Aft. 1697.

5.  MARY3 ELAM (GILBERT2, THOMAS1) was born 1665.  She married HENRY GEE.

Child of MARY ELAM and HENRY GEE is:
 i. HENRY4 GEE, JR..
 

Generation No. 4

6.  GILBERT4 ELAM III (GILBERT3, GILBERT2, THOMAS1) was born Aft. 1680, and died 1751 in CHESTERFIELD VA..  He married MARY.  She died 1756.

Notes for GILBERT ELAM III:
In 1724 Gilbert (III) was appointed guardian of Elisabeth Ward, daughter of Richard Ward, deceased.  Will of Gilbert III (Chesterfield Will Book 1, p.29, dated 22 July 1750; proved 2 Mar 1751) mentions wife Mary, daughter Mary, daughter Elizabeth, son Gilbert, son James, son Robert, daughter Ann, daughter Lucy, daughter Judith.  Wife named executrix. Robert Became administrator of her estate on 3 Sept. after her death.

Children of GILBERT ELAM and MARY are:
8. i. GILBERT5 ELAM IV, d. 1756.
 ii. ROBERT ELAM.
 iii. JAMES ELAM, b. 20 September 1727.
 iv. MARY ELAM.
 v. ELIZABETH ELAM.
 vi. ANN ELAM.
 vii. LUCY ELAM.
 viii. JUDITH ELAM.

7. ROBERT4 ELAM (GILBERT3, GILBERT2, THOMAS1) (Source: The Elam Family, by Harvey Elam.) was born 1684 in HENRICO CTY VA., and died 1753 in CHESTERFIELD CTY. VA..  He married BOLLING.  She was born in HENRICO CTY VA..

Notes for ROBERT ELAM:

Will of Robert (Chesterfield Will Book, dated 1 Jan 1753) mentions on Robert, grandson Peter, son Richard, son Lodwick, son Gilbert, daughter Mary, Mary's son William, daughter Elisa Stratton, daughter Obedience, daughter Martha, daughter Anne Walthall, grandson Robert, son William.  Sons Robert and Richard to be executors. Probated 1755. Grandsons mentioned are  probably sons of his son Robert.

More About ROBERT ELAM:
Fact: QUAKER
Ocupation: GENT. PLANTER

Children of ROBERT ELAM and BOLLING are:
 i. RICHARD5 ELAM, d. 1769; m. SARAH.
 ii. MARY ELAM.
 iii. ELIZA ELAM, m. THOMAS STRATTON.
 iv. OBEDIANCE ELAM.
 v. ROBERT ELAM, d. 1783.
9. vi. GILBERT ELAM, b. CHESTERFIELD CTY. VA.; d. 1781.
 vii. LODOWICK ELAM, m. JANE.
 viii. WILLIAM ELAM, b. 1738; d. 19 May 1784; m. FRANCIS COX, 12 December 1758.
 ix. MARTHA ELAM.
 x. ANNE ELAM, m. WALTHALL.
 

Generation No. 5

8. GILBERT5 ELAM IV (GILBERT4, GILBERT3, GILBERT2, THOMAS1) died 1756.  He married ELIZABETH.  She was born 1730, and died WFT Est. 1757-1824.

Children of GILBERT ELAM and ELIZABETH are:
 i. KEZIAH6 ELAM, b. WFT Est. 1742-1757; d. WFT Est. 1746-1846.
10. ii. JOSIAH ELAM, b. 1753; d. 1821.

9. GILBERT5 ELAM (ROBERT4, GILBERT3, GILBERT2, THOMAS1) was born in CHESTERFIELD CTY. VA., and died 1781.  He married (1) SUSANNAH RAINES.  She was born 1765, and died 1830.  He married (2) SUSANNAH HILL 1764,
daughter of JAMES HILL and ANN.

More About GILBERT ELAM:
Ocupation: FARMER

Children of GILBERT ELAM and SUSANNAH RAINES are:
 i. BURWELL6 ELAM.
 ii. JAMES ELAM.
 iii. LODOWICK ELAM, m. JUDITH BLACKWELL, 21 May 1791, Amelia County (Source: Virginia Vital Records #1 1600s-1800s,Marrage bonds in Halfax County.).
 iv. GILBERT ELAM, m. SALLY SIMS, 16 March 1785.
 v. GODFREY ELAM, m. NANCY BOWIER, 20 December 1816.
 vi. MARTHA ELAM.
 vii. ANN ELAM, m. JOHN GODSEY, 1762.
 viii. SUSANNAH ELAM.

Children of GILBERT ELAM and SUSANNAH HILL are:

11. ix. WILLIAM6 ELAM, b. 1765, CHESTERFIELD CTY. VA.; d. 1860, RUSSELL CTY. VA..

 x. FRANCISNA ELAM, b. 1766; m. HENRU EASTERLING.
 xi. BENJAMIN ELAM, b. 1768; m. ELIZABETH STANFORD, 1793.
 xii. ROBERT ELAM, b. 1771; m. ELIZ GORDON, 06 November 1792.
 xiii. SUSANNAH ELAM, b. 1773; m. WILLIAM ELLISON.
 xiv. JEREMIAH ELAM, b. 1775; m. JANE DONAHEW.
 xv. WALTER ELAM, b. 1777; m. NANCY RAINES, 01 December 1795.
 

Generation No. 6

10.  JOSIAH6 ELAM (GILBERT5, GILBERT4, GILBERT3, GILBERT2, THOMAS1) was born 1753, and died 1821.  He married SARAH PORTER.  She was born 1781, and died 1850.

Child of JOSIAH ELAM and SARAH PORTER is:
 i. ELIZABETH7 ELAM, b. 1799; d. 1846; m. CALEB WEST; b. 1796; d. 1845.

11. WILLIAM6 ELAM (GILBERT5, ROBERT4, GILBERT3, GILBERT2, THOMAS1) was born 1765 in CHESTERFIELD CTY. VA., and died 1860 in RUSSELL CTY. VA..  He married SUSANNAH REIGNS 24 July 1792 in MONTGOMERY CTY. VA.  She was born 1770 in MONTGOMERY CTY. VA.

More About WILLIAM ELAM:
Ocupation: FARMER
Religion: BAPTIST

More About SUSANNAH REIGNS:
Religion: BAPTIST

Children of WILLIAM ELAM and SUSANNAH REIGNS are:
 i. SUSAN7 ELAM, m. DANIEL RAMEY.
 ii. BARBARA VINA ELAM, b. 1793; m. CHARLES KAZEE.
 iii. NANCY ELAM, b. 1794; m. AMBROSE HOLBROOK.
12. iv. NIMROD ELAM, b. 1797, WYTHE CTY.; d. 1885.
 v. GILBERT ELAM, b. 1796; m. CATHERINE COOLEY.
 vi. WALTER W. ELAM, b. 1798; m. ELLENDER WHEELER.
 vii. DOW LORENZO ELAM, b. 1800; m. SARAH VICKERS.
 viii. SAMUEL ELAM, b. 1806; m. MARY COTTLE.
 

Generation No. 7

12. NIMROD7 ELAM (WILLIAM6, GILBERT5, ROBERT4, GILBERT3, GILBERT2, THOMAS1) (Source: Census Dickensonville  Township 1860 Census.) was born 1797 in WYTHE CTY., and died 1885.  He married (1) MARY EASTERLING 1824 in RUSSEL  CTY. VA..  She was born 1798 in RUSSEL  CTY. VA., and died 1856 in RUSSEL  CTY. VA..  He married (2) LYDIA ADAMS 26 March 1857.  She was born 1823.

More About NIMROD ELAM:
Ocupation: FARMER
Religion: BAPTIST

More About MARY EASTERLING:
Nickname: POLLY
Religion: BAPTIST

Child of NIMROD ELAM and MARY EASTERLING is:

13. i. ABSALOM8 ELAM, b. 1821, RUSSELL CTY. VA.; d. 01 July 1864, Russell County Va., from Consumption.

Children of NIMROD ELAM and LYDIA ADAMS are:
 ii. HENRY8 ELAM, b. 1848.
 iii. SAMUEL ELAM, b. 1852.
 

Generation No. 8

13. ABSALOM8 ELAM (NIMROD7, WILLIAM6, GILBERT5, ROBERT4, GILBERT3, GILBERT2, THOMAS1) (Source: Census Dickensonville  Township 1860 Census.) was born 1821 in RUSSELL CTY. VA., and died 01 July 1864 in Russell County Va., from Consumption.  He married SUSANNAH MOORE 1846.  She was born 1829 in RUSSLE CTY. VA.

More About ABSALOM ELAM:
Cause of Death: Consumption
Ocupation: Farmer
Religion: BAPTIST

More About SUSANNAH MOORE:
Religion: BAPTIST

Children of ABSALOM ELAM and SUSANNAH MOORE are:
 i. WILLIAM W.9 ELAM, b. 1847.
 ii. MARY ELAM, b. 1849; m. JOHN BLIZZARD, 03 August 1870.
14. iii. ROBERT W. ELAM, b. 1850, RUSSEL  CTY. VA.; d. Abt. 1920, RUSSEL CTY. VA..
 iv. JAMES M. ELAM, b. 1851; d. 06 February 1888, Russell County Virginia Typhoid Fever; m. MARTHA C.BUCKLES, 04 September 1878.
 v. EMILY B. ELAM, b. 1854, Russell County Virginia; d. 04 October 1864, Russell County Virginia.

Notes for EMILY B. ELAM:
 Died at age 13, from a accident with a wagon.

More About EMILY B. ELAM:
Cause of Death: Killed by Wagon

 vi. JANE ELAM, b. 1856; m. J.W.F. JOHNSON, 05 March 1880.
 vii. ENOCH ELAM, b. 1858; m. ELLEN BUCKLES, 04 September 1878.
 viii. ESTER M. ELAM, b. 1860; m. JAMES MARSHALL, 23 September 1890.
 

Generation No. 9

14. ROBERT W.9 ELAM (ABSALOM8, NIMROD7, WILLIAM6, GILBERT5, ROBERT4, GILBERT3, GILBERT2, THOMAS1) (Source: Census Dickensonville  Township 1860 Census.) was born 1850 in RUSSEL  CTY. VA., and died Abt. 1920 in RUSSEL CTY. VA..  He married (1) MARTHA BURKE 12 November 1869 in Russell  Cty. Va., daughter of JOHN BURKE and NANCY CULBERTSON.  She was born 1849 in RUSSEL  CTY. VA., and died Bef. 1906.  He married (2) LUCINDA ISOM 27 June 1906 in Wise Co..  She was born in Letcher CO. Ky..

Notes for ROBERT W. ELAM:
 

  Records show Robert Elam, and Martha (1898 ) selling to her her brother Robert K Burke their 50 Acers of land,and moving to Wise County c1900, where they ran a boarding house.

More About ROBERT W. ELAM:
Ocupation: OWNER-BOARDING HOUSE
Religion: BAPTIST

Children of ROBERT ELAM and MARTHA BURKE are:
 i. BELLE10 ELAM.
 ii. DELLA ELAM.
 iii. EB ELAM, b. 1888; m. MATILDA PHILIPS, 28 January 1908, Wise County Va.; b. 1883, Dickenson Co. Va..
 iv. SARAH ELLEN ELAM, b. 1871; m. WILLIAM A MEAD.
 v. MINNIE L. ELAM, b. 09 September 1872, Russell Cty. Va.; d. 03 April 1948, NICKELSVILLE CTY. VA.  VICARS CEM.; m. (1) GEORGE GRANT ISAACS (Source: (1) Death Cerfificate Nannie (Isaacs)Bush, File # 77-G47 Dtd. May 14. 1977, Show father's name George Isaaca, Mother Minnie Elam., (2) Census Russell Co. Virginia 1900, Shows George's age as 32 and Minnie's age as 27.), 15 January 1889, RUSSELL CTY. VA.; b. 13 March 1872, Russell  Cty. Va.; d. 08 September 1911, Middlesboro Ky.; m. (2) HENRY LAWSON, JR., 24 July 1913.

More About MINNIE L. ELAM:
Religion: BAPTIST
 
 

 vi. WINNIE ELAM, b. 1875; m. MACK MORGAN, 24 February 1910, Wise County Va.; b. 1881, Wilkes Co. NC..

More About WINNIE ELAM:
Naturalization: NICK NAME WINNIE

 vii. WILLIAM P. ELAM, b. 1877; m. MAGDALENE BALL.
 viii. EMILY E. ELAM, b. 1879.
 ix. LIZZIE ELAM, b. 1880; m. W. BENTLEY MANN

 

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