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James D. "Jim" Elrod
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1824
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1887
Anderson County
Texas, USA

Son of Elias Franklin Elrod and Mary Howard Douthit, husband of Nancy June Freeman married December 31, 1869 in Anderson County, Texas.
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Obituaries in the Hillsboro Reflector

March 10, 1887 - Suicide of a Farmer - James Elrod, 65 years of age, a prosperous farmer living ten miles northeast of Patestine, died from the effect of strychnine on the 2nd, telling his wife he wanted poison to kill rabbits with. She gave him the bottle, and taking a large dose on the point of his knife, he deliberately swallowed it. All attempts to restore him failed, and death resulted in an hour.

Mr. Elrod was happy and prosperous in all the relations of life, and it is thought the rash act was the result of a failing intellect.
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Family links: 
  Elias Franklin Elrod (1796 - 1878)
  Mary Howard Douthit Elrod (1804 - 1885)
  Nancy June Freeman Elrod Giles (1844 - 1921)*
  James D. Elrod (1824 - 1887)
  Sarah Elizabeth Elrod Cely (1826 - 1877)*
  Benjamin Louis Elrod (1828 - 1902)*
  Abraham Wesley Elrod (1830 - 1916)*
  John Calhoun Elrod (1833 - 1914)*
  George McDuffie Elrod (1835 - 1918)*
  Elias Franklin Elrod (1839 - 1925)*
  Mary Ann Elrod (1842 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Olive Branch Cemetery
Brushy Creek
Anderson County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Janie Healer Davis
Originally Created by: Judy Richards
Record added: Sep 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58415371
James D. Jim Elrod
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James D. Jim Elrod
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- Judy Richards
 Added: Nov. 8, 2012

- Cousins by the Dozens
 Added: Apr. 30, 2011
Rest in Peace
 Added: Dec. 1, 2010

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