Lee Roy Ellison

M, b. 3 November 1894, d. 27 September 1980
  • Last Edited: 23 Apr 2014

Family: Della Mae Gandy b. 7 Nov 1895, d. 1 Nov 1985

Citations

  1. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census, , Year: 1920; Census Place: Mullins Schoolhouse, Chilton, Alabama; Roll: T625_6; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 465.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Leroy Ellison     25
    Della Ellison     24
    Dock Ellison     3.
  2. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census, , Year: 1930; Census Place: Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama; Roll: 13; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 846.0; FHL microfilm: 2339748.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    L R Ellison     35
    Delia Ellison     34
    Doc Ellison     13
    Myrtle Ellison     9
    Marie Ellison     6
    Velma Ellison     3.
  3. [S1940] 1940, , Year: 1940; Census Place: Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama; Roll: T627_28; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 26-13.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    L R Ellison     45
    Della Ellison     44
    Myrtle Ellison     19
    Marie Ellison     16
    Velma Ellison     13.
  4. [S2] Social Security Death Records,.
  5. [S261] Lisa Elaine Bannister e-mail, 2005 - 2016,.

Ella Jane Gandy

F, b. 4 November 1895, d. 30 August 1974
  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2014

Family: Albert Sidney Phillips b. 21 Nov 1884, d. 28 Apr 1965

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Find A Grave Memorial# 83051190.
  2. [S1900] 1900 Federal census, , Year: 1900; Census Place: Travellers Rest, Coosa, Alabama; Roll: 12; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0028; FHL microfilm: 1240011.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Maxwell W Gandy     43
    Pernellipa Gandy     43
    Robert Gandy     21
    Albert Gandy     18
    Laura Gandy     15
    William Gandy     13
    Ada Gandy     11
    Jakins F Gandy     9
    Edwin Gandy     7
    Della Gandy     4
    Ella Gandy     4.
  3. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census, , Year: 1910; Census Place: Precinct 1, Chilton, Alabama; Roll: T624_6; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0034; FHL microfilm: 1374019.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Whiddon Gandy     62
    [52]
    Cleora Gandy     53
    Ada Gandy     21
    Julius Gandy     19
    Mack E Gandy     17
    Ella Gandy     14
    Della Gandy     14.
  4. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census, , Year: 1920; Census Place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T625_22; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 579.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Albert S Phillips     34
    Ella Phillips     24
    Joseph Albert Phillips     5 & 6/12
    James D Phillips     2 & 6/12.
  5. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census, , Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 7, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: 22; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0128; Image: 279.0; FHL microfilm: 2339757.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Albert Phillips     45
    Ella Phillips     35
    Howard Phillips     15
    J D Phillips     13
    Janunita Phillips     10
    Charles Phillips     8
    Herman Phillips     6
    Lewis Phillips     4.
  6. [S1940] 1940, , Year: 1940; Census Place: , Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T627_44; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 37-81.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Albert S Phillips     55
    Ella Phillips     44
    Charles Phillips     18
    Herman Phillips     16
    Lewis Phillips     14
    William Phillips     9
    Belly Jean Phillips     7
    Cleopatry Gandy     83.

Albert Sidney Phillips

M, b. 21 November 1884, d. 28 April 1965
  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2014

Family: Ella Jane Gandy b. 4 Nov 1895, d. 30 Aug 1974

Citations

  1. [S4] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917 - 1918, Ancestry.com
    , Registration State: Alabama; Registration County: Jefferson; Roll: 1509359; Draft Board: 6.
  2. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Find A Grave Memorial# 83051246.
  3. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census, , Year: 1920; Census Place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T625_22; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 579.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Albert S Phillips     34
    Ella Phillips     24
    Joseph Albert Phillips     5 & 6/12
    James D Phillips     2 & 6/12.
  4. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census, , Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 7, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: 22; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0128; Image: 279.0; FHL microfilm: 2339757.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Albert Phillips     45
    Ella Phillips     35
    Howard Phillips     15
    J D Phillips     13
    Janunita Phillips     10
    Charles Phillips     8
    Herman Phillips     6
    Lewis Phillips     4.
  5. [S1940] 1940, , Year: 1940; Census Place: , Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T627_44; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 37-81.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Albert S Phillips     55
    Ella Phillips     44
    Charles Phillips     18
    Herman Phillips     16
    Lewis Phillips     14
    William Phillips     9
    Belly Jean Phillips     7
    Cleopatry Gandy     83.
  6. [S2] Social Security Death Records, Number: 420-05-9309; Issue State: Alabama; Issue Date: Before 1951.

Susan Elder

F, b. circa 1841
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2001

Family: Jesse Lafayette Humphries b. c 1854

Jesse Lafayette Humphries

M, b. circa 1854
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2002

Family: Susan Elder b. c 1841

Citations

  1. [S1] Census Place:     Cherokee, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Source:     FHL Film 1255240 National Archives Film T9-1240; Page 143C.

Lethe Bostick

F, b. circa 1807
  • Last Edited: 7 Apr 2018
  • Biography*: Lethe was almost certainly a daughter of Chesley Bostick and his second wife, Susannah Weber. Family tradition and circumstantial evidence strongly point to this conclusion. Lethe named a son Chesley Bostick Elder, and another son Casper Weber Elder. Chesley Bostick was surely her father, and Casper Weber was her mother Susannah Weber's father. An Elder family researcher, James Elder, of Silver Spring, MD, suggests that Lethe's husband Peter Elder was a son of Ephraim Elder and Sally Smith. According to James Elder, Ephraim and Sally (Smith) Elder had another son, Smith Elder, who married Rebecca Bostick, a known daughter of Chesley Bostick and his second wife Susannah Weber. So it seems likely that two children of Ephraim and Sally (Smith) Elder married two children of Chesley and Susannah (Weber) Bostick.



    Sons Of Letha Bostick By Mary Garrison jgarr36@bellsouth.net

    Letha Bostick was born 1808 in South Carolina, the daughter of Chesley Bostick and Susanna Weber. Letha married Peter Elder in 1824 in Spartanburg County, SC.

    On 28 Dec 1822 Letha Bostick's grandfather, Casper Weber of Knox County, TN, deeded 160 acres of land on Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, SC, to Letha & her sister Rebecca Bostick. This is the same land that Letha & her husband Peter Elder years later sold to James Cantrell, their share being 80 acres. Letha's sister Rebecca Bostick and her husband Smith Elder (nephew of Peter Elder) stayed on the land as long as they both lived. In 1856, Smith Elder deeded over 5 acres of the land for a house of worship to Buck Creek Baptist Church, which is still in existence today, and some of Rebecca Bostick & Smith Elder's descendants are still living on some of the same land today.

    Letha Bostick and Peter Elder had 9 children, all born in South Carolina: 1. Richard S. Elder born 1825 2. John Calvin Elder born 1826 3. Chesley Bostick Elder born 1828 4. Charles Pickney Elder born 1829 5. Elizabeth Ann Elder born 1832 6. Casper Weber Elder born 1833 7. Merritt Elder 8. William Ranson Elder 9. Peter Elder.

    Peter Elder and Letha Bostick sold their land on Buck Creek and the land they owned in Rutherford County, NC in 1842, Peter evidently died before 1850. I don't know if he moved to Greene County, TN or died before the family moved there. The family to TN as early as 1847 as the two oldest sons are on marriage records in Greene county in Sept & Oct 1847. Letha Bostick Elder and the other children are on census records of Greene County, TN in 1850 with Letha listed as a widow. She remarried in 1859 to Michael Crum of Greene County, TN.

    When the Civil War hit, Greene County, TN was caught in the middle, some in the county fought for the South and some for the North. This was one of those families that was divided and this was a family that was ravaged by this war; a story of a mother that had to see her sons on different sides, fighting each other. This was a war that pitted neighbor against neighbor, and brother against brother.We do not know if the two oldest sons of Letha Bostick fled the South or not, but we have no record of them in this war or even in Tennessee at this time. The third oldest son, Chesley Bostick Elder, who was a farmer in Greene County, District 22, before the Civil War, married Narcissa George. On 5 Aug 1863 he enlisted in the Confederate Army and served in Company G of the 14th TN Inf. On 27 Dec 271864 at City Point, VA, he signed an oath to the United States, and he was granted amnesty and furnished transportion back to Greene County,TN, In his service records he is described as 5'7" tall, brown hair, brown eyes, and dark complexion.

    Letha Bostick's son, Charles Pickney Elder, owned a farm near Limestone Springs in Greene county before the war. On 9 Sep 1862, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and on 18 May 18 1863, he was captured at Wartsburg, TN. There is no further record of his service. However, many Confederate records were destroyed when Richmond was burned near the end of the war. Charles Pickney was married to Elizabeth Cummings. When Charles enlisted in war he already had eight children, including a set of twin boys born in 1864. Charles and his family left TN but there is no record that I have been able to find that shows that he sold his farm. I would think that his farm was confiscated by the Union army. Charles and his family went to DuQuoin, Illinois, where his son Michael was born in 1865 (Michael was my grandfather). Then they moved on to MO, where he had another son born and a set of twin girls. Charles and his family never returned to Tennessee. He is buried in Malden, MO.

    After the War between the States ended, there was much hatred for some that fought for the Confederates in Greene county. This was the story that has been passed down in the family. Charles had his farm and everything taken from him by the Union army and some of his friends and neighbors and family that were on the side of the north turned against him and that he left the state and went to Illinois where he had a brother living John Calvin Elder, I think.

    Casper Weber Elder was a farmer in Greene County before the war. In 1861 he joined the Union Army and served in Company F 4th, TN Inf. He was mustered out at Nashville, TN in Aug 1865. Casper was married to Margaret Cummings. After the war he moved his family to Hamilton County, TN.

    Merrett Elder joined the Union Army in 1861 and served in Company F, 2nd TN Inf. He was captured at Rogersville, TN, Nov 1863 and was first confined at Richmond, VA. In Feb 1864 he was transferred to the military prison at Andersonville, GA. Later he was transferred to Charleston, SC, where he died 20 Oct 1864 while a prisoner of war. He was unmarried.

    William Ranson Elder owned a farm near Limestone Springs in Greene County before the war. In Nov 1861 he joined the Union Army and served in Company C, 4th TN inf. He died of illness in a military hospital inNashville, TN and is buried in grave #1213 section E. in Nashville National Cemetery. In service records he is described as being 5' 6 1/2 " tall, blue eyes, light hair, and fair complexion. He was married to Sarah Jane Ellison.

    Letha Bostick's youngest was Peter Elder. Peter joined the Union Army 18 Sep 1861 and served in Company F of the 2nd. TN inf. along with his brother Merritt and was captured at Rogersville along with his brother. They were first confined at Richmond, VA then sent to the military prison at Andersonville, GA where Peter died of scurvy on 8 Aug 1864. He is buried there in grave #7402. Peter was married to Catherine Minerva Reeves.

    According to the best estimate from available records, a total of 893 solders from the 2nd.TN participated in the battle at Rogersville,TN 608 soldiers are believed to have been captured by the enemy at the battle site, five died on the battle field that day, total number from the 2nd. TN who died in captivity 418. Letha Bostick lost 3 of her sons in this war to death and the others were separated by difference of opinions. This was a lady who saw and lived with the pains that war can do to a family and a nation. She lived to be in her 70's and died in Greene County, TN. Her Husband Michael Crum in his will refereed to her, as a loving wife, a good moral Christian woman.

    Letha Bostick was my G.G.Grandmother, I think of her often, not that I knew her in person, but as a mother myself, I often think of the pain that this conflict of our nation caused her, and wonder if in her later years if she didn't think often of the days before the war when all her children lived close by her and had happy, fun times together, and then the war and everything changed; her children was either dead or far from her. It was a great price our ancestors paid for our county, we must never forget or take our freedom lightly.



  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1807; Rutherford Co., North Carolina
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1825; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina; Groom=Peter Elder
  • Married Name: circa 1825; Elder
  • (resident) Census*: 1850; Greene Co., Tennessee

Family: Peter Elder b. c 1798, d. c 1842

Peter Elder

M, b. circa 1798, d. circa 1842
  • Last Edited: 7 Apr 2018

Family: Lethe Bostick b. c 1807

John Calvin Elder

M, b. July 1826
  • Last Edited: 18 Feb 2019

Family: Mary Morgan b. c 1838

Citations

  1. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K64K-521

Mary Morgan

F, b. circa 1838
  • Last Edited: 18 Feb 2019

Family: John Calvin Elder b. Jul 1826

Citations

  1. [S501] FamilySearch Family Tree, .
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K64K-521

Chesley Bostick Elder

M, b. circa 1829
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1829
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 7 October 1851; Bride=Narcissa George

Family: Narcissa George b. c 1840

Narcissa George

F, b. circa 1840
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1840
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 7 October 1851; Groom=Chesley Bostick Elder
  • Married Name: 7 October 1851; Elder

Family: Chesley Bostick Elder b. c 1829

Charles Pickney Elder

M, b. circa 1831
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1831
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 15 August 1850; Bride=Elizabeth Cummings

Family: Elizabeth Cummings b. c 1842

Elizabeth Cummings

F, b. circa 1842
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1842
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 15 August 1850; Groom=Charles Pickney Elder
  • Married Name: 15 August 1850; Elder

Family: Charles Pickney Elder b. c 1831

Casper Webber Elder

M, b. circa 1833
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2002

Family: Margaret J. (?) b. c 1834

Citations

  1. [S1] District 1, Hamilton, Tennessee, Source:     FHL Film 1255259 National Archives Film T9-1259 Page 9A.

Margaret J. (?)

F, b. circa 1834
  • Last Edited: 15 Jul 2001

Family: Casper Webber Elder b. c 1833

Elizabeth Elder

F, b. circa 1835
  • Last Edited: 15 Jul 2001
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1835

Meriett Elder

F, b. circa 1837
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1837

William Ransom Elder

M, b. circa 1838
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Bride=Sarah Jane Ellison
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1838

Family: Sarah Jane Ellison b. c 1844

Sarah Jane Ellison

F, b. circa 1844
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Groom=William Ransom Elder
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • Married Name: Elder
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1844

Family: William Ransom Elder b. c 1838

Cordelia Hester

F, b. circa 1838
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1838; Alabama

Peter Elder

M, b. circa 1841
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Catherine Miner Reeves b. c 1842

Catherine Miner Reeves

F, b. circa 1842
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1842
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 16 June 1861; Groom=Peter Elder
  • Married Name: 16 June 1861; Elder

Family: Peter Elder b. c 1841

Peter Elder

M, b. 21 May 1715
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Amadine Hammond b. c 1717

Amadine Hammond

F, b. circa 1717
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Groom=Peter Elder
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • Married Name: Elder
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1717

Family: Peter Elder b. 21 May 1715

Peter Elder

M, b. 1 December 1741, d. circa 1804
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Bride=Elizabeth (?)
  • (Child) Birth*: 1 December 1741
  • (Deceased) Death*: circa 1804

Family: Elizabeth (?) b. c 1743

Elizabeth (?)

F, b. circa 1743
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Groom=Peter Elder
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • Married Name: Elder
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1743

Family: Peter Elder b. 1 Dec 1741, d. c 1804

Ephraim Elder

M, b. say 1766
  • Last Edited: 28 Feb 2015
  • (Child) Birth*: say 1766
  • (Groom) Marriage*: say 1789; Bride=Sally Smith
  • (Grantor) Deed*: 1 October 1801; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina; Deed Book H, Page 31:
    Ephraim Elder and Thomas Reece (Spartanburg), heir of John Smith deceased (late of Spartanburg), to Mary Smith, wife of John Smith; since Mary has given up her dower rights to John Smith's land, Ephraim and Thomas give Mary the part of John's personal estate assigned to her by David Golightly, William Lancaster, and William Roberds, executors of John's estate; and Mary gets part of land given her by same executors about 170 acres.
    Witnesses: James SMITH and D. Golightly. Signed: Ephraim Elder and Thomas Reece. Witness oath Oct. 27, 1801, James Smith to William Simpson. Recorded Dec. 19, 1801; Grantee=Mary (?)1

Family: Sally Smith b. s 1770

Citations

  1. [S1951] Albert Bruce Pruitt, Spartanbug District Deed Abstracts 1785 - 1827.
    Page 220.

Sally Smith

F, b. say 1770
  • Last Edited: 28 Feb 2015
  • (Child) Birth*: say 1770
  • (Bride) Marriage*: say 1789; Groom=Ephraim Elder
  • Married Name: say 1789; Elder

Family: Ephraim Elder b. s 1766

John Smith

M, b. say 1740, d. circa 1801
  • Last Edited: 26 Feb 2015

Family: Mary (?) b. c 1736, d. a 1801

Mary (?)

F, b. circa 1736, d. after 1801
  • Last Edited: 28 Feb 2015
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Groom=John Smith
  • Married Name: Smith
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1736
  • (Grantee) Deed*: 1 October 1801; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina; Deed Book H, Page 31:
    Ephraim Elder and Thomas Reece (Spartanburg), heir of John Smith deceased (late of Spartanburg), to Mary Smith, wife of John Smith; since Mary has given up her dower rights to John Smith's land, Ephraim and Thomas give Mary the part of John's personal estate assigned to her by David Golightly, William Lancaster, and William Roberds, executors of John's estate; and Mary gets part of land given her by same executors about 170 acres.
    Witnesses: James SMITH and D. Golightly. Signed: Ephraim Elder and Thomas Reece. Witness oath Oct. 27, 1801, James Smith to William Simpson. Recorded Dec. 19, 1801; Grantor=Ephraim Elder1
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 1801; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina

Family: John Smith b. s 1740, d. c 1801

Citations

  1. [S1951] Albert Bruce Pruitt, Spartanbug District Deed Abstracts 1785 - 1827.
    Page 220.

John Hester

M, b. circa 1836
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Elizabeth (?) b. s 1838

Elizabeth (?)

F, b. say 1838
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2001

Family: John Hester b. c 1836