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John Elam et al, VA

John Elam et al, VA

Posted: 15 Jan 2000 4:06PM GMT
Edited: 8 Apr 2004 2:41AM GMT
I live in John Elam's house (built 1832)and I am researching his family. He was born in 1769 in VA and died 1846 in Charlotte County, VA. I have been trying to contact grvtrain@wiz.realm who submitted an Elam file, with no luck. If you read this, please respond! I have lots of good stuff!

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john elam (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jan 2000 4:27PM GMT
kathy---my name is john elam and my g.g. grandfather hiram elam came to bibb county around 1820 and the records say he came from east tenn. i know his parents had to come from va. or somewhere in the carolinas but i can not find any information on them nor do i know their names. if you have any information please submit.
thanks---john elam

John Elam et al, VA

Posted: 18 Jan 2000 1:16PM GMT
Edited: 8 Apr 2004 2:41AM GMT
Hi John! There were apparently several John Elams in VA and I'm just trying to sort them out from my John. Please post your e-mail address and I will send you what I have so far on my John Elam. It is possible that my John and your g.g. grandfather were cousins. I don't have that info but I've been contacted by a couple of people and also have been given a website to look at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~celam that might have something.
Regards -- Kathy

John Elam

Posted: 20 Jan 2000 3:03AM GMT
Edited: 3 Jul 2001 2:58PM GMT
I am also descended from a John Elam, but I believe it is a different one. I would like to see anything you have collected on the Elams.

John Elam et al, VA

Posted: 20 Jan 2000 10:01AM GMT
Edited: 8 Apr 2004 2:41AM GMT
Hi Jeanne! According to his headstone, my John Elam was born in 1769 and I'm pretty he was the son of Edward and Jane. I believe he was the same John Elam that married first Mary "Polly" W. Garner. I live in the house he built with his second wife, Martha J. Davis. He married Martha in 1828 and they had four children. Contact me at my e-mail westview@lynchburg.net if you want more details. Cheers! kathy

Elams in Sumner Co. TN

Keith Gourley (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jan 2000 9:33AM GMT
Hi Kathy,
I think we have the same Elams in common.I'll start with the first Elam and go backwards.I'll give name and birth date.
Mary Louise Elam b.15Aug1846, Peter b.10MAR1811, Edward Jr. b.29Jan1765, Edward Sr.b.1734,John Edward b.1700-1710, John b. 1677, Martin b.1635, Thomas b.1597, James m.Alice Shirecliffe in 1597 in Yorkshire,England.
Hope this helps .If you have any info you think might help me I would be greatfull. thanks

John Elam

Posted: 27 Jan 2000 8:45PM GMT
Edited: 8 Apr 2004 2:41AM GMT
Thanks for responding, Keith! From what I'm hearing (and reading) the million dollar question is: where's the proof of who Edward Sr. is descended from? I know this is a major controversy and, unfortunately, I have nothing to add. I am not an Elam, I just live in a house built by John Elam. I have not even established conclusively that my John and Edward Sr.'s son John are the same person. Circumstantial evidence points that way, and I believe they are, but I haven't proved it yet. They only people I'm sure of are my John, his wife Martha J. Davis, and their kids, because they are buried on my front lawn. This is very perplexing! I'll surely keep you posted if I find anything new.
Thanks again, Kathy

John Elam

Keith (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jan 2000 12:50PM GMT
Hi Kathy,
Thanks for the response.I'll keep an ear out for any more info.Throw some of your family surnames at me.Who knows we might have at least one common ancestor. Good Luck ,Keith

John Elam

Keith (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jan 2000 12:51PM GMT
Hi Kathy,
Thanks for the response.I'll keep an ear out for any more info.Throw some of your family surnames at me.Who knows we might have at least one common ancestor. Good Luck ,Keith

John Elam

Ginny (View posts)
Posted: 2 May 2000 6:21PM GMT
Which John Elam? Could it be John Pamplin Elam? I am the g-granddaughter of Adeline Elam Wilson, born in Natchitoches, La. in 1854. She married my g-granddad Zack Wilson and they had several children, all born in La.; some in White Sulpher Springs. She listed her father as John Pamplin Elam, born in Virginia; mother was Frances Jane Wiggins. Do we have a connect? Ginny ginray@txucom.net
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