DumplinCem Susan Elder Vallejo has sent me 139 photos from her visit to
 Dumplin Baptist Cemetery
, Dumplin, Jefferson Co TN, in October 2009
See also : Dumplin Baptist Church minutes - full text:
Sold by Mountain Press

References to Virginia's book:
Nelson, Virginia Knight "Families Named ELDER in East Tennessee", 1986.
Descendants of these Elder families match
DNA of "FRANKLIN COUNTY PA" ELDER group, and are related
to Ann Elder Brooks Poe, d. 2004.

Dumplin Photos 1-139 as  .jpg files now saved in my MacBook computer files.

Selections with descriptions are gradually being posted on Rootsweb directory for /Susan.

2 - On the road to the Cemetery, Road sign for "Dumplin Trace"

8 -Dumplin Cemetery Sign on Cattle Guard Gate - Property of Dumplin Church:

17 - James R. Elder (1884-1933)  Virginia's book, p. 68, says "unmarried".
LDS entry:  James R. Elder , Birth: 05 SEP 1884   , Jefferson, Tennessee
                                                  Death:      25 JUN 1933      
 Father:      William Thomas Elder     [See their photo in Virginia's book, p. 65]
 Mother:      Emma Basney French

14 - Emma French Elder (1854-1950)  [wife of William Thomas Elder]

19 - J. Blaine Elder, 1891-1974 (James Blaine Elder, his f: Charles, b. 1854 (p.69)

20 - William Garfield Elder (1881 - 1956),
        son of Charles and Rusha Corum Elder (Virginia's book p.69)

25  - Randle N. Elder (1890-1950)  [Virginia's book has Noah Randle Elder, p. 75]

26 -  Clarence Elder (1892-1978)       [Virginia's book, page 75]

40 - Trevee Elder, dau of SD and EL ELDER (1926-1920) baby
           parents: ELDER, Samuel Douglas (1895-1942) and Elsie L.(1899-1940) (p.75)

50  - Noah Coram Elder (1867-1937) - f: William Riley Elder  (p. 73)

57 - ELDER, William R (Riley) (1831-1905) (p. 73)
       Mary K. (1835-1919) wife;
       Viola (1876-1901) dau; Nancy A (1870-1884) dau
       GG-Grandfather of Ann Elder Brooks Poe

58-Elizabeth Cordelia Elder (1858-1930) - with an orange near the stone (p.74)
       Parents: William Riley Elder (1833-1905)

27 - W.G. Cate (1848-1922)

52 -  John Cate (NC line Revolutionary War (1753-1827)

79 - Joseph R. Moore (1848-1925) and Sarah C. Moore (1853-1917)

117 - Bertha (1887-1938) and French Elder (1886-1949) (Page 98)

122 - Ollie (1890-1971) and Walter A. Brooks (1882-1954)

# ID: I13136
# Name: Walter Andrew BROOKS
# Birth: 8 NOV 1882 in Tn
# Death: 7 APR 1954 in Tn
# Event: Info from Farrar Funeral Home Records
# Event: Funeral Arrangements Ollie Brooks
# Burial: Dumplin Cemetery, Jefferson Co., TN

Father: Samuel BROOKS
Mother: Adeline ELDER [page 64,  f: John Underwood Elder]

Marriage 1 Ollie CATE b: 16 FEB 1890 in Tn

# ID: I155546
# Name: William Green CATE
# Given Name: William Green
# Surname: CATE 1
# Name: Bluds Bill
# Given Name: Bluds Bill
# Surname: 1
# Sex: M
# Birth: 30 Sep 1848 in Sevier Co., Tennessee 1
# Death: 17 Nov 1922 1
# Burial: Dumplin Baptist Church Cem., Jefferson Co., Tennessee 1

Father: Lee CATE b: 25 Jan 1824 in Sevier Co., Tennessee
Mother: Nancy ELDER b: 5 Jan 1827 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee

Marriage 1 Mary Jane CORUM b: 14 Nov 1847
    * Married: 18 Dec 1870 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee
   1. Ova CATE
   2.  Donna CATE
   3.  Noah Corum CATE b: 13 Aug 1873
   4.  Arra C. CATE b: 26 Jul 1884
   5.  Bertha Ann CATE b: 1887
Sources include:
 Contact: Jerry Bryan uc24m48@hotmail.com /u saved 11/13/2007.

Nancy's parents:
Father: Charles Thomas ELDER b: 16 Dec 1807 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee
Mother: Elizabeth UNDERWOOD b: 20 Aug 1804

History webpage for JOHN CATE , by Ed Wilson

"Sep 1975--a marker to his memory was placed in the Cemetery of Dumplin Baptist by the Spencer Clack Chapter, DAR of Sevierville."
...    "John Cate Sr. came to Dumplin Valley in 1782 from North Carolina. He was one of the passengers on the ship Safety from England, settling first in Edenten, N.C. then moved to Orange Co., N.C. and then to Dumplin. He had 15 children and was said to be the "patriarchal" leader of the entire valley much in the manner of Abraham. He was one of the charter members of Dumplin Valley Baptist Church, which is still in 1999 an active church.
 He is buried in the church cemetery. The old John Cate home is a "historic Dumplin Valley home". The house was built in 1825 is a colonial style red brick home painted white. The bricks made by slaves. It is said Mary still makes appearances in the home. Dumplin Creek was said to have gotten it's name during the Revolutionary War. The local militia was camped at the creek and making dumplings for their supper, when the British attacked and scattered the locals, then dumped the dumplings into the creek."

 - comparing 25 markers (scroll down to type security words)

CATES kit #80414 on Scotland DNA chart (R1b), 7 lines from ELDER
Book: "Our east Tennessee kinsmen: Cate, Henry and related families."

Author:     Aurelia Cate Dawson
Publisher:     Seaford, Del., 1962.
Catalog: Seattle Public Library   
Central Library    REF - Levels 7-9 Reference Collection
R929.2 C282D
R929.2 C282Da
Description:     69, 90 p. coats-of-arms.
LDS library, Salt Lake City, Utah has book and films:
 title:   FHL US/CAN Film  897005 Item 6
and index: FHL US/CAN Film  874417 Item 7

Robert French sent me notes for Page 69 of Virginia's book:
"Joseph Marshall ELDER, married Margaret FRENCH (and went to Oregon)
has a granddaughter, Kathy Elder HIBLER, who lives in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Bob talks with her occasionally."

William Garfield ELDER, married Stella FRENCH.
     Stella French, birth July 4, 1889, death March 30, 1963
                After he died in 1956, she married Jason Guice.
   Children of WG Elder and Stella French:
        Grace Elder, b. Feb 10, 1910, d. Feb. 23, 2002, married Carl Travis
        Samuel L. Elder, b. Sept 10, 1916, d. May 13, 1973
1930 Census
Name:      Stella E Guice
Home in 1930:     Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
View Map
Age:     39
Estimated birth year:     abt 1891
Relation to Head of House:     Wife
Spouse's name:     Jason G Guice
Race:     White
Household Members:   
Name     Age
Jason G Guice      42
Stella E Guice       39
Grace S Elder        20
Samuel L Elder     13
Source Citation: Year: 1930;
Census Place: Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee;
Roll  2250; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 762.0.

Grace Elder Travis
Soc. Sec. Death Index
Name:      Grace E. Travis
SSN:     409-60-6358
Last Residence:     37336  Georgetown, Meigs, Tennessee
Born:     12 Feb 1910
Last Benefit:     37336  Georgetown, Meigs, Tennessee
Died:     23 Feb 2002
State (Year) SSN issued:     Tennessee (1955)

Decatur to Georgetown, Meigs, TN - 16.9 mi

More Photos by Susan Vallejo, in Goodfield Baptist Cemetery,  near Decatur, TN

Jefferson County Court Case document to regain the original copy of Davy Crockett's marriage license

DavyCrockett and Margaret Elder's handwritten marriage license of 1805 [ but she did not marry him]
In Virginia Knight Nelson's book:
"Families Named Elder in East TN"  (Scanned .pdf online version posted
                                                                on Google Documents with permission of the author)

Page 93 -- or in left side, click paging for #106
  "MARGARET ELDER, perhaps born about 1786-1790, is believed to have been
the daughter of Samuel ELDER" [d. 1811 Sevier Co TN, page 1-8, his parents not known].

    "Margaret Elder rejects Davy Crockett"
"...for reasons not now known, she refused to proceed with the marriage...."
Cited From Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" (1887) page 868.

Letter from Charles Elder of Elder's Bookstore, Nashville, TN, 1937,  to
Miles Elder, about Davy Crockett and Margaret Elder's marriage license: