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THE ELDER FAMILY AN AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGACY

Updated August 3, 2008

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Descendants of John Elder Sr.


Generation No. 1

1. John Elder1 Sr. died Unknown. He married Celia Wilson December 20, 1899 in Ripley, Tennessee. She died Unknown.

Children of John Sr. and Celia Wilson are:
+ 2 i. Harriett2 Elder, born October 27, 1900 in Ripley, Tennessee; died September 22, 1927 in Charleston,Missouri.
3 ii. Nellie Mae Elder, born Private.
4 iii. Risa Elder, born Private.
5 iv. Bell Elder, born Private.
6 v. Lulla Elder, born Private.
7 vi. John Elder Jr., died Unknown.


Generation No. 2

2. Harriett2 Elder (John Elder1 Sr.) was born October 27, 1900 in Ripley, Tennessee, and died September 22, 1927 in Charleston,Missouri. She married William Edward Holland Jr. June 01, 1920 in Mississippi County, Arkansas. He was born April 27, 1900 in Ripley, Tennessee, and died February 09, 1989 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Children of Harriett Elder and William Jr. are:
+ 8 i. Cleophus Samuel3 Holland, born July 15, 1919 in Cairo, Illinois; died February 26, 1994 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
+ 9 ii. Pauline Gertrude Holland, born July 18, 1920 in Ripley, Tennessee; died February 01, 1998 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
+ 10 iii. Henry Holland, born December 12, 1921 in Ripley, Tennessee; died November 09, 1980 in Princeton, Indiana.
11 iv. Minnie Pearl Holland, born October 27, 1923 in Charleston, Missouri; died April 19, 1926 in Charleston, Missouri.
12 v. Leroy Holland, born August 01, 1925 in Charleston, Missouri; died September 16, 1978 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He married (1) Gladys Johnson Private; born Private. He married (2) Rosemary Harper April 03, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana; born April 07, 1929 in Princeton, Kentucky; died July 15, 1997 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He married (3) Alice Irene Zuber June 29, 1976 in Indianapolis, Indiana; born August 12, 1923 in West Point, Mississippi; died May 16, 2006 in Portland, Oregon.


Generation No. 3

8. Cleophus Samuel3 Holland (Harriett2 Elder, John Elder1 Sr.) was born July 15, 1919 in Cairo, Illinois, and died February 26, 1994 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He married (1) Vivian Camille Wilson December 31, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born February 22, 1929 in Uniontown, Kentucky, and died March 26, 1989 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He married (2) Carmel Jean Anderson March 20, 1976 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born July 10, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and died February 01, 1999 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Children of Cleophus Holland and Vivian Wilson are:
13 i. Cynthia Ann4 Holland, born Private.
14 ii. Sherry Lynn Holland, born Private.
+ 15 iii. Janet Louise Holland, born Private.


9. Pauline Gertrude3 Holland (Harriett2 Elder, John Elder1 Sr.) was born July 18, 1920 in Ripley, Tennessee, and died February 01, 1998 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She married James Freeland Ferguson Sr. August 26, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born March 06, 1906 in Owensboro, Kentucky, and died December 27, 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Children of Pauline Holland and James Sr. are:
+ 16 i. James Freeland Ferguson4 Jr., born Private.
+ 17 ii. Barbara Jean Ferguson, born November 08, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana; died Unknown in Indianapolis, Indiana.
+ 18 iii. William Edward Ferguson, born November 06, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana; died January 10, 2007 in Opa-locka, Florida.
19 iv. Brenda Mae Ferguson, born March 11, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana; died April 06, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
+ 20 v. Darline Ferguson, born Private.
+ 21 vi. Donald Ferguson Sr., born Private.
+ 22 vii. Z. Kahdija Ferguson, born Private.
23 viii. Zelma Ferguson, born July 17, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana; died July 17, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
+ 24 ix. Richard Ferguson Sr., born Private.
+ 25 x. Russell Lee Ferguson, born Private.


10. Henry3 Holland (Harriett2 Elder, John Elder1 Sr.) was born December 12, 192

 
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