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1836 (year of death) Etheldred Ellinor of Henry Co., TN (place of death)
Posted by: Lucius Wright (ID *****4236) Date: August 02, 2012 at 13:37:03
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Descendants of Francis Ellinor[1]



Despite the uncommon surname, very little has been written about this family. Not surprisingly, the name is spelled in various ways and Internet searches tend to turn up variations of Eleanor as a first name rather than the surname. Detailed review of Edgecombe County, N. C., records has not yet been done to flesh out the story of this family.



1. FRANCIS1 ELLINOR died between 13 July 1769 and 29 August 1769 in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina. He married HONOUR CRAVEY, daughter of OWEN CRAVEY.



Francis Ellinor wrote his will in Edgecombe Co., N. C., 13 July 1769 and it was proved at the August Court 1769.[2] He named his wife, Honour, and his sons William, Thomas, and Francis. He appointed friend Sherwood Haywood as executor, and instructed him to manage the estate until his sons were of age. He specifically bequeathed a 100 acre plantation bought from George Wimberley on the north side of the Tar River to his son William, along with a 440 acre tract known as Cold Springs. Witnesses to the will were Jacob Dickinson, George Wimberley, and Daniel Woodard.

William would appear to have reached his majority, since he received a specific bequest. He was certainly of age in August 1770 when he and his mother, Honour Ellinor, sued John Sikes for debts owed to the estate of Francis Ellinor.[3]

With his eldest child being born before 1748, it is probable that he was born about 1720, although I have not located anything to suggest where he was born. If he was born in England, I have not found any records to suggest when he emigrated.

Honour Ellinor’s maiden name is established by a deed dated 26 August 1768 and recorded in February 1769.[4]



Francis Ellinor and Honour, his wife of St Marys in Edge. Co to Hugh Cravey, Parish, county and state aforesaid; whereas James Cravey late of the parish, county and province aforesaid dec'd died intestate whereby the inheritance of all his estate both real and personal devolved in a lineal descent on Honour, sister of said deceased, wife of aforesaid Francis Ellinor and one Jane, the wife of Richard Bond who was a daughter and only issue of Pricilla Allen who was another sister of said James Cravey dec'd and on Robert McKean, first son and heir of Anne McKean who was likewise a sister to the said deceased James Cravey who claim their right and title to the estate of the (decedent) James Cravey as follows, Honour, wife of Francis Ellinor as one immediate heir and representative of her deceased brother in coparntership with her sisters, Pricilla Allen and Anne McKean aforesaid who being deceased are represented by their respective heirs , to wit, Pricilla Allen by Jane, the wife of Richard Bond and Jane McKean by Robert McKean her first born son & heir at law and upon an equal & impartial division to be made between the aforesaid Honour Ellinor, Jane Bond & Robert McKean, one third being the undivided part of the said Honour and her husband, Francis Ellinor who for 75 pounds sell their right to said estate of James Cravey, signed Francis Ellinor, Honour Ellinor (X), wit Thos H. Hall, James Hall, Edward Hall

Children of FRANCIS ELLINOR and HONOUR CARVEY are:

2. i. WILLIAM2 ELLINOR, b. before July 1748 probably Edgecombe Co., N. C.; d. before 22 May 1798 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; m. SARAH ______; m. (2) WILLIAM PRITCHETT before 20 March 1800 Edgecombe Co., N. C.

ii. THOMAS2 ELLINOR, d. before November 1808 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; m. MASON ______.

Thomas Ellinor sold part of a tract of land granted to Francis Ellinor 30 July 1789.[5] He and his wife, Mason, sold land on 6 August 1798.[6]

Thomas “Elliner” was listed in Tarboro in 1800 age over 45, along with his wife, 26-45, one boy 10-16, one girl under 10, one 10-16, and one 16-26.[7] Mason Ellinor, over age 45, was head of household in Tarboro, N. C., in the 1820 census along with a woman 26-45, two boys under 10, and one girl under 16, presumably one of her daughters and her grandchildren.[8]

Children of THOMAS ELLINOR and MASON ____ are:

1. FRANCIS3 ELLINOR, b. 1787 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; m. JULIA HAYES 30 December 1807 Gates Co., N. C.[9]

The son 10-16 in the 1800 census matches with the information available for Francis Ellinor of Gates Co., N. C. There is an online file for this man that quotes an “Ellenor Family Bible” that this man emigrated from Ireland in 1811 and lived at Gatesville, N. C.[10] However, this information does not account for the fact that his enlistment says he was born in Edgecombe Co., N. C., that his marriage to Julia Gates occurred in 1807 and that he is present in the 1810 Census for Gates Co., N. C.

Francis Ellinor enlisted in the 20th U. S. Volunteer Infantry 28 February 1814 for the duration of the war. He was described as 27 years old, 5’8” tall, with blue eyes, red hair, and fair complexion. He was a tailor and lived in Edgecombe Co., N. C., where he was sworn in by Captain Charles Gee. He was honorably discharged at the end of the war in March 1815.[11]

In 1810 there is a Francis Ellinor, 26-45, along with a wife, 26-45 one son under 10, one daughter under 10, and one woman 10-16 in the 1810 Census for Gates Co., N. C.[12] Given the estimated date of birth and marriage date for Francis Ellinor and Julia Hayes, the older girl is not their daughter, although it is possible they have two infant children.

In 1820 Francis Ellinor is 26-45 with two sons under 10, and one 10-16. He has 1 girl under 10, one 10-16, and Julia is also 26-45.[13]

In 1830 Francis Ellenor has one son under five, one 10-15, one 20-30, and he is listed as 40-50. He has one girl 15-20, one 20-30, and Julia is 30-40.[14] This is consistent with the previous census data.

iii. FRANCIS2 ELLINOR.

Some online sources indicate he died about 1787, but I have not found documentation of this. However, I have also not found any trace of him in the Edgecombe County, N. C., records, which supports the notion that he died young.







2. WILLIAM2 (FRANCIS1) ELLINOR was born before July 1748, probably in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, and died between 16 March and 22 May 1798 in Edgecombe Co., N. C. He married SARAH (DAVIS?). She married (2) WILLIAM PRITCHETT before 20 March 1800 in Edgecombe Co., N. C.



William Ellinor was the eldest son and had reached his majority by the time his father wrote his will. He joined his mother in a suit against John Sikes for debts owed the estate. (see above.)

William Ellinor wrote his will in Edgecombe Co., N. C., 16 March 1798 and it was proved at the May Court 1798.[15] He named his wife, Sarah, as his executrix, and loaned her the land where he formerly lived known as “The Old Place” along with a tavern and land and adjoining tracts, two horses, utensils, furniture, cattle, hogs, and three Negro slaves. He made a ₤10 bequest to Elizabeth Griffis. He left his son, James, 100 acres on the Tar River and ₤10 proclamation money. He named his daughter, Catey. His son, Etheldred, was to inherit “The Old Place” and if he died without heirs, then the land was to pass to Benjamin Ellinor after he arrived at the age of 21. Benjamin was given a 50 acre tract associated with the tavern, one horse, one colt, and one Negro girl. If he died without an heir, the land was to revert to his brother, Etheldred, and if both died without heirs, the land was to revert to James Ellinor. Also named were daughters Sally, Cissy, and Honour. Witnesses were John Dillard and F. Phillips.

Sarah is named as Sarah Davis in online family trees, but I have seen no documentary support for this. She married William Pritchett after the death of William Ellinor, and received her dower share of his estate on 20 March 1800.[16]



We the Subscribers being Summoned by the Sheriff of Edgecombe County to lay off & allot unto William Pritchet & his wife Sarah, late Widow of William Ellinor dec'd her Dower in two Tracts of land which Said William Ellinor died Seized & possessed of Containing One Hundred & fifty acres, lying on the No. Side of Tarr river: Report after being Sworn agreeable to Law, we proceeded to lay off to the aforesaid William & Sarah his wife Fifty Acres of Land Vist. Beginning at a Dead Pine, Then East Seventy Six poles along a line of marked Trees to a white Oak, then So. 12 Wt. 105 poles through the Orchard to a Stake Standing in the Old field, then Wt. along a line of marked Trees to a white oak, Standing between the Pacoson & road, then along the old line to the first Station; The aforesaid Dower Containing Fifty acres & contains the Dwelling House & all the Out Houses at the Said place, with as much of the Orchard as we in justice & equity think they are entitled to receive.

Given under our hands & Seals this the 20th day of March in the year

1800.

Exum Philips

Rich'd Hart

Mark Dilliard

Jas Procter

Hartwil Philips

Elias Bryan

Moody Porter

Geo Linch

Garry Fort

Adam P. Haywood

James Wilifod



Children of WILLIAM ELLINOR and SARAH _____ are:

i. JAMES3 ELLINOR, before March1771; d. before February 1845 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; m. (1) CATHERINE _____; m. (2) JANE FORT July 1811 Edgecombe Co., N. C.[17] m. (3) MARTHA ( _____ ) CROMWELL 18 June 1844; d. before 9 January 1845 Edgecombe Co., N. C.

James Ellinor wrote his will in Edgecombe Co., N. C., 19 January 1845 and it was proved at the February Court 1845. He gave the 10 Negro slaves he acquired from his marriage “to my last wife” Martha Cromwell to her daugher, Margaret Cromwell. He left the residue of his estate to the sons of his good friend Patrick McDowell, who was named executor along with Pheasanter Sugg.[18]

James Ellinor is 26-45 with two sons under 10, and one 10-16, six girls under 10, one 10-16, and his wife 26-45 in 1810.[19] In 1820, he is still 26-45, has two sons 10-16, one 16-26, one girl under 10, three 10-16, one 16-26, four 26-45, and two over 45 years of age. It appears that he has absorbed another family. The most likely candidate is Wimberly Ellinor, for whom James headed the household in the 1820 Census. Online sources have shown Wimberly as a son of William Ellinor, but he was not named in the census, and I think it equally probable that he was a son of Thomas Ellinor, hence a first cousin to James.

Marriage records of Edgecombe County, N. C., show marriages for James, Elizabeth, William T., Catherine, and Sabra Ellinor, all of whom are probably children of James Ellinor.[20]

James Ellinor purchased a 100 acre tract of land from the heirs of John Dillard on the north side of the Tar River and the south side of Swift Creek in Edgecombe County 1 February 1807. The deed was witnessed by Etheldred Ellinor and Benjamin Ellinor and proved at the February Court 1808.[21] He also received a grant for 42 acres on the north side of the Tar River adjacent his own land 6 April 1808.[22]

Children of JAMES ELLINOR and CATHERINE _____ are:

1. JAMES4 ELLINOR, m. ZILPHA BRASWELL 18 December 1823 Edgecombe Co., N. C.

2. JOSIAH4 ELLINOR b. 27 August 1807 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; d. 1859 Bolivar Co., Mississippi;[23] m. (1) NANCY PENDER 8 March 1831 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; m. (2) NANCY HOPKINS 28 August 1833 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; d. 28 June 1840 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; m. (3) LUCINDA TAYLOR 19 October 1841 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; b. 4 June 1824 Nash Co., N. C.; d. 12 February 1855 Gadsden Co., Florida.

3. WILLIAM THOMAS4 ELLINOR, b. 7 May 1810 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; d. 15 October 1873 Nash Co., N. C.; m. TELITHA HOPKINS 2 January 1834 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; b. 1815; d. 5 August 1873 Nash Co., N. C.[24]

4. PENELOPE4 ELLINOR, m. WILLIAM ALSOBROOK 20 July 1827 Edgecombe Co., N. C.

William Alsobrook is in District 16, Edgecombe Co., N. C., age 30-39, with his wife, 20-29, one male under 5, two 5-10, and one girl under 5 in the 1830 Census,[25] so this appears to be a second marriage for him. Online sources say that Penelope Ellinor died in 1835, but I have not found a source for this as yet. The only William Alsobrook in 1840 is in Halifax Co., N. C.

5. CATHERINE4 ELLINOR, m. ELISHA LANDEN 9 September 1829 Edgecombe Co., N. C.

6. SABRA4 ELLINOR, m. JAMES GATER 12 December 1832 Edgecombe Co., N. C.

James Gater, 26-45, with one woman of the same age is living in Edgecombe Co., N. C., in 1820 with slaves, but no children.[26]

7. ELIZABETH4 ELLINOR, m. WILLIAM BILLUPS 20 June 1833 Edgecombe Co., N. C.

3. ii. ETHELDRED3 ELLINOR, b. about 1784 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; d. before 6 February 1837 Henry Co., Tenn.; m. ROSINDA POWELL 1805 Edgecombe Co., N. C., dau. ALANSON POWELL and ELIZABETH FORT; b. about 1793 Halifax Co., N. C.; d. after 1850 Henry Co., Tennessee.

4. iii. BENJAMIN3 ELLINOR, b. 1786 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; d. before 1860 Weakley Co., Tenn.; m. NANCY _____ before 1810 Edgecombe Co., N. C.

iv. ELIZABETH3 ELLINOR; m. BENJAMIN GRIFFIS.

v. CATHERINE3 ELLINOR.

vi. SARAH3 ELLINOR.

vii. PRISCILLA3 ELLINOR.

viii. HONOUR3 ELLINOR.





3. ETHELDRED3 ELLINOR was born about 1784 in Edgecombe Co., N. C., and died before 6 February 1837 in Henry Co., Tennessee. He married ROSINDA POWELL about 1805 in Edgecombe Co., N. C., daughter of ALANSON POWELL and ELIZABETH FORT. She was born about 1793 in Halifax Co., N. C., and died after 1850 in Henry Co., Tennessee.



Etheldred Ellinor was present in 1810 age 16-26 with his wife of similar age and an older woman, presumably her mother, since his mother had remarried by 1800..[27] Since he is apparently older than his brother, Benjamin, who was born about 1786, this implies that he was born about 1784.

I have not been able to find him in the 1820 Census. In the 1830 Census for Henry Co., Tenn., he is probably “Withed Ellonder” who has one son under 5, himself 30-40, three daughters 5-10, one 10-15, one 15-20, and his wife, 30-40.[28]

Etheldred Ellinor purchased a 50 acre tract from Balaam Carpenter near Alexander Gray’s house 13 April 1823 for $250.[29] Witnesses were Samuel S. Owens and James Owens. He purchased a 50 acre tract of land on West Sandy River from John L. Hagler for $300 on 12 July 1823, part of grant #17331 to John C. McLemore, the tract beginning at Balaam Carpenter’s northeast corner. Witnesses were Alexander Gray and Basil Rogers.[30] He sold a male slave, Drew, who was born 22 May 1807, to John L. Hagler for $700 on 12 August 1823.[31] This 100 acre tract appears to have been the only land he acquired.

“E. Ellenor and “B. Ellenor” held notes for $7.10 and $2.37½ against the estate of John “Shutch” on 6 December 1830.[32] He bought eight shoats from the estate of Mark Shankle 4 January 1834.[33]

Etheldred Ellenor was present in the 1836 Tax List for the 6th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn., with 106 acres of land.

Etheldred Ellinor probably died in December 1836, since there is no formal statement of his death intestate, and the January 1837 court minutes are missing. However, on 6 February 1837 “Allison” Powell,[34] administrator of the estate of Etheldred Ellinor, deceased, noted there were 10 heirs and only one Negro slave, so he petitioned the court to sell the slave and divide the proceeds.[35] The estate sale was recorded 6 March 1837 and purchasers included Rosinda Ellinor, F. C., Ellinor, and A. C. C. Ellinor.[36] The final settlement of the estate was reported by Allison Powell[37] on 13 February 1839. Estate sales totaled $931.85 and debts were $277.99, leaving a balance for distribution to his heirs of $653.86.[38]

Peter Kendall, Matthew Russell, and Richard Kendall were appointed commissioners to lay off a year’s provisions for Rosinda Ellinor, relict of Etheldred Ellinor 6 February 1837.[39] Rosinda Ellinor was appointed guardian of the minor children of Etheldred Ellinor, deceased, on 7 May 1838.[40] These were named as Nancy, Sarah, Ann, William F., John W., and Sylvester E. Ellinor. She was reappointed guardian 4 July 1842.[41]

Rosinda “Ellender,” age 40-50, was head of household in the 1840 Census with one boy 5-10, and one 10-15, one girl 5-10, and one 15-20.[42] This accounts for five of the ten heirs. Rosinda Ellenor, 57, born NC, is head of household in Henry Co., Tenn., along with William F., 24, and Jno. W., 20, both born in Tennessee. Also in the household is Elizabeth Sexton, 32, along with her children, Henry L.,12, and Thomas, 9. Elizabeth Sexton married Colby Randle 6 May 1851 in Henry Co., Tennessee.

On 18 October 1844 Sarah Ann Swor sold to Rosannah Ellinor, guardian of William F. Ellinor, for $70 “my undivided interest in the tract of land on which the said Rosanna Ellinor now lives, which as an heir at law of the real estate of Etheldred Ellinor, dec’d, I am entitled.”[43]

On 15 October 1852 the heirs of Etheldred Ellinor, “to wit: Rosinda Ellinor, Emily Buchanon, Isaac Bond and Tempy Bond, Allen Dean and Rosinda Dean, Colby Randle and Elizabeth Randle, James Wilkinson and Sylvester Wilkinson, and William F. Ellinor” sold to John W. Ellinor for $350 their interest in the 107 acre tract on the waters of West Sandy River located in Surveyor’s District 12, 7th section and 7th range.[44] John W. Ellinor in turn sold the same tract to John Clendenin for $5 “and other considerations.”[45] Interestingly enough, J. W. Ellinor executed a mortgage to John Clendenin for the same tract to secure a $123 mortgage on 15 January 1855.[46] By the same token, Rosinda Ellinor conveyed to W. F. Ellinor “of Stewart County, Tennessee” the “proportionable part of the undivided land of Etheldred Ellinor formerly occupied by Allen Dean and Rosinda Dean” retaining a life interest in the estate. Again, it is not apparent why her dower rights were not considered included in the original grant.

Children of ETHELDRED ELINOR and ROSINDA POWELL are:

i. TEMPERANCE4 ELINOR b. 8 March 1811 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; d. 11 October 1899 Saline, Miller Co., Missouri;[47] m. ISAAC BOND about 1836 Henry Co., Tenn.; b. 1811 Kentucky;[48] d. before 1880 Miller Co., Mo.[49]

ii. EMILY4 ELINOR, b. about 1813 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; m. BUCHANAN about 1829 Henry Co., Tenn.; d. before 1850 Henry Co., Tenn.[50]

iii. ROSINDA4 ELINOR, b. 1816.; m. ALLEN DEAN about 1833 Henry Co., Tenn.; b. 1814 Kentucky.[51]

iv. ELIZABETH4 ELINOR, b. 1818 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; m. (1) ______ SEXTON; d. before 1850 Henry Co., Tenn.; m. (2) COLBY RANDLE 6 May 1851 Henry Co., Tenn.

v. SARAH4 ELINOR, b. 1820 Tennessee; m. (1) JOSEPH SWOR 9 September 1841 Henry Co., Tenn., son of RICHARD SWOR and NANCY WHITLEGDGE; b. 1822; d. 1844 Henry Co., Tenn.;[52] m. (2) ISAAC A. WILKINSON 5 December 1848 Henry Co., Tenn.; d. about 1854 Henry Co., Tenn.[53]

vi. NANCY4 ELINOR b. 1822 Henry Co., Tennessee; m. (1) JOHN CLENDENNIN 17 February 1839 Henry Co., Tenn.; b. 1815 North Carolina,[54] ; m. (2) A. B. JONES 31 August 1874 Henry Co., Tenn;[55] d. before 1880.[56]

vii. WILLIAM F. 4 ELINOR, b. before 7 September 1826 Henry Co., Tenn.; m. DOLORA RODEN 8 October 1850 Henry Co., Tenn.

William F. Ellinor was named as guardian to the minor heirs of Etheldred Ellinor in a court document dated 7 September 1847.[57] He was born in 1826 based on the census, so was born before 6 September, but likely in the summer of 1826.

William Ellinor is in the 3rd Civil District of Benton Co., Tenn., in 1880.[58] His wife, Ann, is 39, so she is probably not the mother of all his children, the oldest of whom, Artela, is 23. The largest gap is five years, so they probably got married about 1866.

viii. JOHN W. 4 ELINOR, b. 1830 Henry Co., Tenn.; d. 1879 Henry Co., Tenn.[59]

ix. SYLVESTER4 ELINOR b. 1833 Henry Co., Tenn.; m. (1) JAMES R. WILKINSON 20 December 1848 Henry Co., Tenn.; b. 1826 Georgia.[60]; m. (2) RICHARD DUNBAR before 1870 probably in Henry Co., Tenn.[61]





4. BENJAMIN3 ELLINOR was born 1786 in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, and died before 1860 Weakley Co., Tenn. He married NANCY ______. She was born 1790 in North Carolina.



Benjamin Ellinor was named in his father’s will, and appears in 1810 in Edgecombe Co., N. C., along with his brothers, James and Etheldred. He is married, is 16-26, and has one son under 10.[62] In 1820 he is living in Montgomery Co., Tenn., with two sons under 10, himself 26-45, two daughters under 10, and his wife of similar age range.[63] In 1830 he is living in Henry Co., Tennessee, with one son under five, one 5-10, one 10-15, one 15-20, and one 20-30 and himself 40-50, one daughter 5-10, and one 10-15, and his wife 20-30.[64]

Benjamin Ellinor was on the 1836 Tax List for the 6th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn., with 71 acres. He sold a 71 acre tract to John T. Smith about 1847[65] and moved to Carroll Co., Tenn., and probably a few miles further west to Weakley County prior to his death before 1860.

In 1840 Benjamin’s family includes himself 50-60, one son 10-15, one 15-20, and one daughter 15-20, and his wife, 40-50.[66] He has clearly “lost” two sons in the decade of the 1830’s. Alexander C. Ellinor appears with no land on the 1836 Tax List of the 6th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn. Alexander C. Ellinor appears in the 1840 Henry County, Tenn., census and Richard Elinor appears in the 1850 Census for Carroll County, Tennessee.

In 1850, Benjamin “Ellenor” is 64, and born in NC, and his wife, Nancy, is 60, also born in NC. The children, all born in Tennessee are Jane, 28, Etheldred, 23, William H., 21, and the household also includes William Cooper 29, born Tenn., and his wife, Jamima, 25, born in Illinois.[67]

I have not located either in the 1860 Census. They are likely buried in unmarked graves at Pilgrims’ Rest Cemetery, Christmasville, Carroll Co., Tenn., since their granddaughter, Nancy Jane, who died about 1862 is also buried there in a grave that is surely there, but unmarked.

Children of BENJAMIN ELINOR and NANCY _____ are:

5. i. ALEXANDER C.4 ELINOR, b. 1811 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; d. after 1880 Weakley Co., Tenn.; m. MALINDA _______, b. 1814 N. C., died after 1880 Weakley Co., Tenn.

ii. FREDRICK C. 4 ELINOR, b. 20 February 1818 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; d. 11 October 1885 Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. MARY ANN MOORE 30 December 1838 Carroll Co., Tenn.; b. 1823 N. C.; d. 1895 Carroll Co., N. C.[68]

Children of FREDRICK C. ELINOR and MARY ANN MOORE are:

1. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 ELINOR, b. 1839 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. about 1874 Carroll Co., Tenn.[69]; m. N. C. KING 16 September 1860 Carroll Co., Tenn.[70]

2. WADE E.5 ELINOR, b. 1840 Carroll Co., Tenn.

3. ROBERT NEWTON5 ELINOR, b. 24 December 1843 Carroll Co., Tenn.;

4. MARANDA J.5 ELINOR, b. 1845 Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. HENRY BRADEN 10 March 1869 Weakley Co., Tenn.

5. NANCY E.5 ELINOR, b. 1848 Carroll Co., Tenn.;

6. ARRY ANN5 ELINOR., b. 20 November 1852 Carroll Co., Tenn.

7. MARTHA J.5 ELINOR, b. 1853 Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. C. T. RUST 2 August 1867 Carroll Co., Tenn.

8. MARY F.5 ELINOR, b. 2 July 1856 Carroll Co., Tenn.

9. HARRIET B.5 ELINOR, b. 20 October 1859 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. 7 November 1916 Weakley Co., Tenn. (unm.)[71]

10. JAMES BENJAMIN5 ELINOR, b. about 1861 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. 5 November 1949 McKenzie, Carroll Co., Tenn. (unm.)[72]

iii. JULIA ANN4 ELINOR, b. 1819 Edgecombe Co., N. C.; m. JOHN GUFFEE 2 April 1838 Henry Co., Tenn., b. 1814 North Carolina.

iv. JANE4 ELINOR, b. 1822 Montgomery Co., Tenn.; m. JOHN W. RUST 19 February 1850 Weakley Co., Tenn.[73]



v. ETHELDRED T.4 ELINOR., b. 1823 Henry Co., Tenn.; d. 1882 Carroll Co., Tenn.;[74] m. ELIZABETH LAUDER 21 February 1851 Carroll Co., Tenn., dau. of JACOB LAUDER and ELIZABETH _____; b. 2 April 1829; d. 16 August 1915 22nd Civil District, Carroll Co., Tenn.[75]

Etheldred and Elizabeth Ellinor are living in the 16th Civil District of Weakley Co., Tenn., in 1860[76] and in 1870.[77] In 1860 he has Nancy Warren, 68, born in NC, living with him. His mother, Nancy, was of similar age. She might well be his mother, having remarried after the death of his father, and therefore widowed twice if this supposition is correct.

Children of ETHELDRED T. ELINOR and ELIZBETH LAUDER are:

1. SARAH A.5 ELINOR, b. 5 August 1852; d. 4 February 1931 McKenzie, Carroll Co., Tenn.;[78] m. CHRISTOPHER C. QUINN 11 September 1869 Weakley Co., Tenn.

2. ROBERT M.5 ELINOR, b. 28 July 1858; d. 22 June 1936 McKenzie, Carroll Co., Tenn. (unm.)[79]

3. BENJAMIN J.5 ELINOR, b. 1860 Weakley Co., Tenn.; d. 5 November 1949 McKenzie, Carroll Co., Tenn.;[80] m. MINNIE SHAW, b. 1865; d. 1953 Carroll Co., Tenn.[81]

4. IDA C.5 ELINOR, b. 1863 Weakley Co., Tenn.

5. WILLIAM L.5 ELINOR, b. 1868 Weakley Co., Tenn.

vi. WILLIAM H. 4 ELINOR, b. 1839 Henry Co., Tenn.

William H. Elenor, 27, Tenn., and his family are living in Scott Co., Mo., in 1860.[82] This appears to be the correct listing, particularly since the adjacent family is that of Tillman Lauder, also from Tennessee.





5. ALEXANDER C.4 ELINOR was born 1811 in Edgecombe Co., N. C., and died after 1880 in Weakley County, Tennessee. He married MALINDA ______ about 1830 in Henry Co., Tennessee. She was born about 1814 in North Carolina and died after 1880 in Weakley Co., Tennessee.



Alexander “Elender” appears in the 1840 Census for Henry Co., Tenn., with two boys under 5, one 5-10, and himself, 20-30. His wife is of similar age and they have one daughter under five.[83] In 1850, he is in the 3rd Civil District of Carroll County, at age 39, four families removed from his parents.[84] In 1860, he has moved to the 16th Civil District of Weakley Co., Tenn.,[85] where he appears in 1870[86] but in 1880 he is in the 9th Civil District, (Martin).[87] The list of children comes from the collected Census records.

Children of ALEXANDER ELINOR and MALINDA _____ are:

i. JAMES P.5 ELINOR, b. 1834 Henry Co., Tenn.; m. VIRGINIA _____ about 1868

James P. Elinor, 23, TN, is also living in Scott Co., Mo., in 1860, near William H. Elinor.[88] He is in the household of William Hewey, 38 KY, and his family. In 1870 he is living in Butler Co., Mo., with his wife, Virginia, 23, KY, and a son, Tink E. Elinor, 1, born in Missouri.[89]

ii. NANCY J. 5 ELINOR, b. 1837 Henry Co., Tenn.; d. 1862 Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. CURTIS SMITH 12 December 1854 Weakley Co., Tenn.; b. 1827 Gibson Co., Tenn.; d. 1891 Carroll Co., Tenn.

The marriage record listed her name as “Elleson” which caused enormous problems, as there are no persons with any name like this in either Weakley or Carroll County during this time. Fortunately, the death certificate for their son, John Ransom Smith, shows his mother as Nancy Ellinor.[90] She is probably buried next to him in an unmarked grave at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Christmasville, Carroll Co., Tenn.

iii. WILLIAM RANSOME5 ELINOR., b. 1839 Henry Co., Tenn.; d. about 1875 Weakley Co., Tenn.; m. SARAH MANERVIA BOAZ 20 January 1864 Weakley Co., Tenn., dau. of DAVID BOAZ and ESTHER T. REESE; b. 22 June 1841 Maury Co., Tenn.; d. 1923.[91]

William R. Ellender, 21, is living in the household of George Glover, a Clergyman, and his wife, Elizabeth, 43, born in Tennessee, in the 3rd Civil District of Carroll Co., in 1860.[92] The name William Ransom(e) must have had special significance, as Alanson Powell, brother-in-law of 1836 Etheldred Ellinor of Henry Co., Tenn., was named as guardian to William Ransom Powell, minor child of Elizabeth Powell in 1842.[93]

iv. MARGARET E. 5 ELINOR, b. 1841

v. MARTHA PARILEE5 ELINOR, b. 1843; m. JOEL A. TUCKER 17 March 1861 Weakley Co., Tenn.

vi. MARY MALINDA5 ELINOR, b. 1845.

vii. SARAH A. 5 ELINOR, b. 1847;

viii. BENJAMIN A.5 ELINOR, b. 1850 Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. ALABAMA CRAWLEY 22 August 1870 Weakley Co., Tenn.

ix. ELLEN5 ELINOR, b. 1853.

x. THOMAS5 ELINOR, b. 1857.; m. A. P. COOPER 7 December 1886 Weakley Co., Tenn.

xi. ANGELINE5 ELINOR, b. 1861 Weakley Co., Tenn.; m. JOHN F. CRABTREE 30 October 1882 Weakley Co., Tenn.









[1] Updated 1 August 2012.

[2] Records show the court met on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Consulting a calendar shows the date recorded. Abstract from Williams, Ruth S. and Griffin, Margarette G. Abstracts of the Wills of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1733-1856. (Rocky Mount, NC: Jospeh W. Watson, 1980,) p. 117-118. The original will is on file at the archives in Raleigh. A copy has not been reviewed.

[3] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1968," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V121-FQH : accessed 24 June 2012), Francis Ellinor, 1770.

[4] Edgecombe Co., N. C., Deed Book F:27. Located online 24 June 2012 at

http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ebkd.txt.

[5] Edgecombe Co., N. C., Deed Book 5:214. Cited in Watson, Joseph W. Kinfolks of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1788-1855. (Rocky Mount, NC: npd, 1969,) p. 3. Cited hereafter as Watson.

[6] Watson, p. 34.

[7] 1800 Census Edgecombe Co., N. C., p. 173.

[8] 1820 Census Edgecombe Co., N. C., Tarboro, p. 85.

[9] Record located on Ancestry.com, 3 July 2012. Abstracted from Gates County, N. C., Records from FHL #1014853-1014856.

[10] Deans-Heidbrink, Julia. Dean’s Family. 14 September 2007. Located at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, (db. :331582.) She has posted the same information in several other trees.

[11] Record on Ancestry.com, 3 July 2012. U. S. Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1814. He was on the list of those enlisted prior to the Peace of 17 May 1815.

[12] 1810 Census Gates Co., N. C., p. 200.

[13] 1820 Census Gates Co., N. C., p. 147.

[14] 1830 Census Gates Co., N. C., p. 103.

[15] Since the court met on the 4th Tuesday, this would have been 22 May 1798. Abstracted in Williams, p. 118.

[16] Turner, Grace W. Accessed 24 June 2012 online at

http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe/deeds/pritchit01.txt. This record establishes William Ellinor’s land holding in Edgecombe County at the time of his death. If the 100 acres left to James was excluded from her dower calculation, the abstract is correct. I suspect this 150 acres was to be divided 100 acres to Etheldred and 50 acres to Benjamin.



[17] Although not independently confirmed, there is a deed dated 10 May 1817 where George Fort died in January 1815 leaving “infant” children while possessed of 384 acres of land on Swift Creek adjacent Benjamin Ellinor (and others). Edgecombe Co., N. C., Deed Book O:289, 10 May 1817, May Ct. 1817. [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ebk0.txt] This certainly implies the Fort family was nearby.

[18] Edgecombe Co., N. C., Will Book E:318-320. Cited by Williams and Griffin, pp. 117-118.

[19] 1810 Census Edgecombe Co., N. C., p. 108.

[20] James Ellinor made grants to Penny, Elizabeth, and Sabra on 29 May 1824. (Edgecombe Co., N. C., DB 18:164-165. (Watson, p. 57.) By implication all of his daughters were of age, so were children of his first wife, Catherine.

[21] Edgecombe Co., N. C., Deed Book 12:304. Located online 24 June 2012 at

http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/edgecombe/deeds/ebk12.txt

[22] Edgecombe Co., N. C., Deed Book 12:435, 6 April 1808, Aug Ct., 1808.

[23] Data from Hughes, Elizabeth Cravey. Cravey Family—Descendants of Owen McCravey. 1 June 2001. Located at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, (db. ehughes.)

[24] Dates from their tombstones in the William T. Ellinor Cemetery, Nash Co., N. C. Located on www.findagrave.com, #73828787, accessed 4 July 2012.

[25] 1830 Census Edgecombe Co., N. C., District 16, p. 313.

[26] 1820 Census Edgecombe Co., N. C., p. 120.

[27] 1810 Census Edgecombe Co., N. C., p. 109 (Pinches’ District).

[28] 1830 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 17.

[29] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book 1:157, 13 April 1823, 3 November 1823.

[30] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book 1:152, 12 July 1823, 3 November 1823.

[31] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book 1:161, 12 August 1823, 4 November 1823.

[32] Henry Co., Tenn., Will Book B:110, 6 December 1830.

[33] Henry Co., Tenn., Will Book D:289, 4 January 1834.

[34] Other records make it clear his name was Alanson or Allanson Powell.

[35] Henry Co., Tenn., Will Book D:272, 6 February 1837. Also Henry Co., Tenn., Court Minute Book 6:26, 6 February 1837.

[36] Henry Co., Tenn., Will Book D:300, 6 March 1837. Also Henry Co., Tenn., Court Minute Book 6:30, 6 March 1837.

[37] Name appears mostly as Alanson Powell. He was the son of Alanson Powell, who died 1815 in Nash Co., N. C., and is a brother to Rosinda Powell Ellinor, wife of Etheldred Ellinor. (online sources at Ancestry.com.) He moved to Benton County, TN, in 1850 and died there about 1880.

[38] Henry Co., Tenn., Will Book E:3, 12 February 1839.

[39] Henry Co., Tenn., Court Minute Book 6:28, 6 February 1837.

[40] Henry Co., Tenn., Court Minute Book 6:63, 7 May 1838.

[41] Henry Co., Tenn., Court Minute Book 6:192, 4 July 1842.

[42] 1840 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 480. She is just under Benjamin Ellinor, and Alexander Ellinor is on the same page.

[43] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book H:256, 10 October 1844/26 December 1844.

[44] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book K:532 15 October 1852/15 May 1853.

[45] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book K:533, 15 May 1853.

[46] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book L:505, 15 January 1855. The note was due in one year. How he was able to securitize the note on land he had already sold is not apparent.

[47] Buried Tuscumbia Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Miller Co., Mo. (www.findagrave.com, #14664039. They person making the recording listed her maiden name as “Ellender”.)

[48] 1850 Census Miller Co., Missouri, District 13, p. 442B, #498/498. From the birth locations of the children, we can assume they moved to Missouri about 1845.

[49] She is present in the 1880 Census Miller Co., Mo., Saline, ED 107, p. 251B, #110/117. She is widowed and working as a housekeeper in the household of U. S. Burlingame, the county surveyor, whose wife had apparently died leaving him with two daughters and a son to raise.

[50] Emeline Buchanan and her family are in the 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., 18th Civil District, p. 412B, #104/104. James Wilkinson and Sylvester are at #101/101. In the 1870 Census she is still there, Conyersville Post Office, 18th Civil District, p. 441B.

[51] Allen Dean, 36, and his wife Mary, 34, b. NC, are living next door to Rosinda Ellinor in the 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., 16th Civil District, p. 391B, #42/42. In 1860, Allen Dean 45, and wife, Rasinda Dean, 38, are in Henry Co., Tenn., 16th Civil District, p. 473, #1937/1969. Certainly, it is possible this is a second marriage for him.

[52] Online sources that do not provide documentation.

[53] Nancy Wilkinson is head of household at age 40, with Claudius and Margaret Swor, James, Elizabeth, and Isaac Wilkinson. 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn. 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., 18th Civil District, Buchannon Post Office, p. 484, #2109/2141

[54] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., 6th Civil District, p. 287B, #106/106.

[55] Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002. Ancestry.com database. Accessed 5 July 2012.

[56] Nancy Jones is widowed, but living with John Jones and daughter Sarah Counsell, with her two children. 1880 Census Henry Co., Tenn., 24th Civil District, ED 73, p. 120A, #59/59.

[57] Henry Co., Tenn., Court Minute Book 6:455, 7 September 1847.

[58] 1880 Census Benton Co., Tenn., 3rd Civil District, ED 3, p. 444D, #69/76.

[59] Henry Co., Tenn., Probate Box 5, packet 18.

[60] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., 18th Civil District, p. 412B, #101. They are still there in 1860 with a 13 year old William Wilkinson who is not their oldest son, who was James, listed in the 1850 Census. (1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., 16th Civil District, p. 475, #1956/1988.)

[61] Sylvester Dunbar is living with Richard, 36, born in Tenn., along with James, William, and Mary Wilkinson, all children listed in the 1860 Census, in 1870 Census Shawnee Co., Kansas, Topeka, Ward 3, p. 215A. They are living in Ward 5 of Topeka in 1910. [1910 Census Shawnee Co., Kansas, Topeka, Ward 5, ED 181, p. 8B, #210.] Sylvester said both parents were born in North Carolina, although Richard has now been born in Kentucky. Richard was still fully employed by the city as a Teamster.

[62] 1810 Census Edgecombe Co., N. C., p. 109, Pinches’ District.

[63] 1820 Census Montgomery Co., Tenn., p. 227.

[64] 1830 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 18. (The list is alphabetized.)

[65] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book I:332. Deed not examined.

[66] 1840 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p.

[67] 1850 Census Carroll Co., Tenn., 3rd Civil District, p. 41, #534/534. Alexander Ellenor is #538/538.

[68] Information from online family tree at Ancestry.com. Data compiled, not sourced, but appears to be a tombstone or Bible reading.

[69] Carroll Co., Tenn., Guardian Book 1:198. Alexander Lawrence filed a report 1874-1875 for the account of James Ellenor, minor child of B. F. Ellenor; at 1:199 filed a report for the same year for Nancy Ellenor, minor child of B. F. Ellenor. The final report on James was filed by H. Lassiter in 1883 at GB 3:32; for Nancy the final report was in 1886 at GB 4:49. This suggests James was born about 1862 and Nancy about 1865.

[70] Benjamin and wife Nancy, 17, are living in his parents’ household in 1860.

[71] Buried at Mt. Vernon Chapel Cemetery. Data from Tennessee Deaths & Burials Index 1874-1955. Ancestry.com database, accessed 4 July 2012.

[72] Buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carroll Co., Tenn. Data from Tennessee Deaths & Burials Index 1874-1955. Ancestry.com database, accessed 4 July 2012

[73] 1850 Census Carroll Co., Tenn., 2nd Civil District, p. 31A, #396/396. Richard, their oldest child, is 11.

[74] Buried at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Christmasville, Carroll Co., Tenn.

[75] Her information comes from Tennessee Deaths & Burials Index 1874-1955, database at Ancestry.com, accessed 4 July 2012. She is buried at Pilgrim’s rest cemetery. She is in the household of Jacob Lowder in 1850 Census Carroll Co., Tenn., 3rd Civil District, p.33A.

[76] 1860 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., 16th Civil District, p. 477, #2151/2151

[77] 1870 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., 16th Civil District, p. 245B, #26/26.

[78] “Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NSWY-BGH : accessed 8 July 2012), E. T. Elinor in entry for C. C. Quinn, 1931.

[79] Tennessee Deaths & Burials, 1874-1955. Database on Ancestry.com, accessed 4 July 2012.

[80] Tennessee Deaths & Burials, 1874-1955. Database on Ancestry.com, accessed 4 July 2012.

[81] Both are buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, along with Dr. A. C. and Stella Elinor and R. M. Elinor.

[82] 1860 Census Scott Co., Mo., Sandyland, p. 61, #407/409. He is listed as a farmhand, and the adjoining family is that of Tillman Lauder. All of the children were born in Tennessee, so this move occurred in 1860.

[83] 1840 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 480. He is on the same page with Benjamin and Rosinda Ellender, who are next to each other on the list.

[84] 1850 Census Carroll Co., Tenn., 3rd Civil District, p. 41, #538.

[85] 1860 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., 16th Civil District, p. 308, #2202.

[86] 1870 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., 16th Civil District, Dresden, p.245A, #18/18.

[87] 1880 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., 9th Civil District, Thorns, ED 172, p. 282A, #67/68. Thomas, 22, and Angeline T., 20, are still living at home.

[88] 1860 Census Scott Co., Mo., Sandyland, p. 60, #401/403.

[89] 1870 Census Butler Co., Mo., Ash Hill, p. 4B, #81/66.

[90] Copy located online at Ancestry.com, 4 July 2012.

[91] Buried in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Christmasville, Carroll Co., Tenn.

[92] 1860 Census Carroll Co., Tenn., 3rd Civil District, p. 36, #438/433.

[93] Henry Co., Court Minute Book 6:176, 4 April 1842.


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