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
Father: William Thomas
Elder [See their photo in Virginia's book, p.
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)
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
Contact: Jerry Bryan «u»firstname.lastname@example.org «/u» saved
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
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."
DNA Y-SEARCH (FamilyTreeDNA) - CATE/CATES
- 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
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
Name: Stella E Guice
Home in 1930: Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
Estimated birth year: abt 1891
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's name: Jason G Guice
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
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: