Your message actually answered a question I had on a piece of information I found when we made a trip to Edgefield, SC last October. An Ohio reseaercher had left a mishmash of pieces of misinformation at the genealogical society there. Included was the statement "Wm & Mary V 20 (1), p 26, Cumberland County Marriage Bonds, Dec. 12, 1758, Wm Elam and Frances Cox". I assume this would be the marriage in question here. What this looks like is a person gathering all she can on any Elam in VA, with no coherent plan. With your permission, I will copy your answer and send it back to them for inclusion in their files. At least, a good answer will be available. Some of the info is on "our" William, but little is original records. Much time wasted.