DavidElderDied1853Georgia Query info on ELDER Rootsweb for ELDER in Georgia - DNA kit# 216343

Ancestry Family Tree by "elderfamily604" 
Index for ELDER names:

Elder, Angela 2 Feb 1960 - 6 May 2002 - Lithonia, Dekalb, Georgia,
Elder, Bobbie Jean 15 Apr 1943 - 1 Jan 1996 - Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia,
Elder, Venson Edward February - -
Elder, Venson Edward 20 August - Carrollton, Carroll, Georgia -
Elder, Jr., Remond 7 Jul 1993 - 11 Jul 2009 - Texas, USA

Also a Coach VENSON ELDER - School webpage with photo:
Is he in same family with this given name VENSON?

For "VENSON ELDER, Coach at Peachtree Ridge High School" Suwanee, GA

"Coach Elder comes to Peachtree Ridge from Dekalb County School System.
.... 21st year as a track and football coach and educator.
.... graduated from The University Of Alabama where he also played football for the Tide!!!!!!!

Possible connections:
Notes from the Genealogy book "PETER ELDER" by Lee ELDER.

With cemetery photos, early wills, and other documents.  
Computer paper editions with plastic bindings available for about $40.00.

I purchased the "January 2000" edition.
Online postings for some of these editions have been noted--
For example, more about his early Georgia ELDER family online:

Lee writes:
... "David ELDER and his older brother, Joshua, moved from Virginia to Georgia, arriving in Clark County (now Oconee) on January 11, 1807.
Joshua stayed in Georgia for a few years and then went to Mississippi.
David remained in Georgia and died there.
"When David Elder moved to Georgia he had with him his second wife, Mollie Phillips Elder, since his first wife had died in Virginia. He also had seven or eight children and a large number of slaves. He laid claim and took
into possession a large body of land given by the government for his extensive service in the Revolutionary War.
He, his sons and slaves went directly into
the original forest on Big and Little Rose Creeks and built homes for themselves. Mollie Phillips Elder lived only a few years after moving to Georgia. She was buried in the old Elder Cemetery on Rose Creek in lower
Oconee County (then Clark(e)?).
"After her death, David married Elizabeth Allen in 1813. From this marriage issued three daughters.
"Elizabeth Allen owned a large number of slaves in her own name, thus, David Elder came into possession and charge of them, also. This gave him labor and ability to clear more land and to enlarge his farming interests until he
owned an immense body of land on which he raised cotton and corn for many years. He died in Clarke County (now Oconee) on August 4, 1853, and was buried in the Elder Cemetery.
He lived to age of 93.
"Wych Malone Elder, my great-grandfather, seventh son of David Elder and Mollie Phillips Elder, was born in Brunswick County, Virginia, October 5, 1804.
"He married Mary Jane Burt of Clarke County, Georgia, who was born January 11, 1809.
Their children were Joseph, Ellen, Ann, Francis, Doctor,
John, Thomas, Edmond and Mary.
"Joseph, the oldest, was my grandfather.
"Wych M. Elder died at Roanoke, Alabama, March 11, 1870. Mary Jane died at Roanoke on February 2, 1884.
"Wych Elder’s name was originally Wych Malone
[Jenkins] Elder and was used in full by his father, David Elder, when making distribution of his property in his will in May, 1853.
"The foregoing information is from a record compiled and written by W. Shannon Elder of Watkinsville, Georgia, in 1935 and given to me by my uncle, Wych Elder, of Rock Hill, South Carolina. In this record it is stated that
there were at that time, 1935, more than 1,000 descendants of David Elder living in Georgia and Alabama, mostly in Oconee and Clarke counties, Georgia."
[by Lee ELDER of San Angelo, Texas]
Melissa Speed posted David ELDER's Will on her
WorldConnect database
...Will: 27 May 1853 Clarke County, Georgia

Georgia - Clark[e] County
In the Name of God, Amen
I, David Elder, of the State and County aforesaid, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament, to-wit:
1st. It is my will that all my just debts be paid.
2nd. I give and bequeath unto John P. Elder and Doctor W. Elder, or the survivor of them, the following property to wit.
The Tract of land whereon Sally Elder now lives containing 200 acres, be the same more or less. In trust to and for the use and benefit of the children of son Joseph M. Elder, deceased, and hereby authorize the aforesaid trustees to sell the said land at any time they may think it advisable and divide the proceeds equally among the children of my said deceased son, Joseph M. Elder.
3rd. I give and bequeath unto my son, John R. Elder, my negro woman, Amanda, in trust to and for the sole use and benefit of my son, Wiche M. J. Elder, during his natural life and then to be disposed of by the aforesaid trustee for the benefit of the children of said Wyche M. J. Elder.
4th. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Sarah Holloway one-half of the sale of negro woman, Margaret and her children(?) and all my household and kitchen furniture, except one bed furniture and the tract of land whereon I now live, containing three hundred and fifty acres, more or less, to her and her heirs forever.
5th. I give and bequeath unto John P. Elder, Doctor W. Elder and Thomas P. Elder, or the survivors of them, the following property, to wit: one-half the money arising from the sale of my negro woman, Margaret and her increase and one equal share of sale of my personal estate and one bed and furniture I trust to and for the use and benefit of the children of my deceased daughter, Ermine Sims, to be managed by the said trustees for their sole and separate benefit during their minority.
6th. I will that all my personal estate not herein or otherwise disposed be sold and equally divided among all my children or their heirs except Wiche M. J. Elder.
Lately, I do hereby appoint Doctor W. Elder and James P. Holloway my Executors to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of May , 1853.
Signed, Sealed, Acknowledged in presence of us
David Elder (X his mark)
David B. Elder[Son of D.W. Elder]
Almira C. Elder[Wife of Hart Thomas]
John H. Lose, Sr.
 Searching Findagrave for ELDER CEMETERY in Oconee Co GEORGIA,
I found names and marker photos (some by Melissa Speed)

Photo of a new stone for David ELDER (1760-1853) in

Searching Ancestry Family Trees for "DAVID ELDER (1760-1853),"
I found a photo of an old cemetery stone and more genealogy
by dggunn1

DAVID ELDER has been documented and
entered in SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION database, linked
in these Ancestry trees,
see SAR document:

Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne Indiana:
"History of Elder family" [PETER ELDER]
by Elder, W. Shannon.
15, [2] leaves ; 29 cm. [30 pages]
Call #:  929.2 EL23E
 Middle Georgia Regional Library, Macon, Georgia
Washington Memorial Library / Genealogical and Historical Room
"The Elder families"   [PETER ELDER]
Elder, Lee M. (Lee Murzel)
Rev. Jan. 1996. | c1996 L.M. Elder | print xxxvii, 177 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
1850 Census Ancestry Slaves Schedule - Owner ELDER = 868 slaves total
        (through Georgia - Mississippi, Virginia, etc)

(Entries by slave's age) 14+ pages  (20 per page = 280 + 4 = 284 Slaves Total)
posted at:

Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society:

1850 ELDER Slave owners in Wildcat, Clarke Co GA = 21 slaves

and "Salem" = 5 slaves

and Watkinsville = 18 slaves

and Scull Shoals = 130 slaves

1860 Census Slave Schedules in Ancestry  - for ELDER owners in Georgia
14 pages (20 entries each) +12 entries = 292 total slaves
Collected and posted on my webpages

Oak Hill Church Cemetery, Oconee Co GA (African American)

Also see:  DOCK ELDER (1906-1981) of Watkinsville  - by ELDER researcher, smithfrances67
Her ELDER ancestry tree index:

More ELDER in Oconee Co GA cemeteries (AA/AAS)
and their meeting on June 16, 2012 in Watkinsville
and their Special Interest Group for African American Research
posted at
More notes: