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Elinor Cryer Dare
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Birth: 1786
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1840
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA

Born in North Carolina (some records say 1785), the eldest child of John and Elizabeth Lee Cryer, she married Roland (Rowland) C. Dare in Rockingham, NC about 1803. They had nine known children. She died before both her parents and her husband. Records spell her name both Elenor & Elinor.

The family moved through the Cumberland Gap and lived in pioneer circumstances in what became several states, certainly KY, AL and IL. They appear in the 1820 Federal Census in IL. The children are:

Elizabeth Dare 1805 NC -1840
m Joel Arendale d1881

John Dare 1806 SC -1874
m Mary Stanfield d1870

Sarah J. Dare 1807? -1859
m Lewis Cole, Sr. d1857

Thomas J. Dare b18__ d1854?in AR
m Minerva Martin d bfr 1880

Minerva C. Dare 1817 SC -1893
m Lee Cryer Martin d1878

Hubbard Rowland Dare b1819 SC -1894
m Margaret Mary Martin d1899

George Dare bd1822

James Madison Dare 1824 SC -1898
m Mary Genetta Bradburn d abt1847
m Mary Matilda Cole d1889
m Mary L.Bamo d1931

Mirah Ann Dare 1827 AL -1914
m Samuel Black d1919

Elinor and Roland's graves have not been located, although family records and Dare family genealogist M. Doris Provart Gower (2005) say they died in Jefferson Co. IL and are buried here.

Mason Cemetery, Elk Prairie Township of Jefferson Co. is one of several cemeteries in the area which are in total disarray with many stones toppled and broken and buried.
Elinor Cryer Dare, Roland Dare, Ruth Cryer Martin Bradburn, Mary Genetta Bradburn Dare and several others whose graves cannot be located may all be here or in other cemeteries which were removed (unidentified) from the land now covered by Rend Lake.
Several children are buried in Wolf Prairie Cem.

Corrections are welcome. 
Family links: 
  Roland C. (Rowland) Dare (1778 - 1861)*
  Elizabeth Dare Arendale (1805 - 1862)*
  John Dare (1806 - 1874)*
  Sarah J. Dare Cole (1807 - 1861)*
  Thomas Jefferson Dare (1815 - 1854)*
  Menerva C. Dare Martin (1817 - 1893)*
  Hubbard Roland (Rowland) Dare (1819 - 1894)*
  George Dare (1822 - 1822)*
  Mirah Ann Dare Black (1827 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Mason Cemetery
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Apr 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10865858

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