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Elijah Ladner
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1825
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1915
Lamar County
Mississippi, USA

Elijah was the fifth child of Carlos Ladner and Anna Rester. The Ladner family lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Elijah's siblings were:
Carlos, Jr.
Mary Marie
Samuel
Jeremiah
Elisha (twin to Elijah)
Nathaniel
Jonathan
Annie
Rutillus
Plummer
Mary Louise
Alexander
Asenith

In the American Civil War (War Between the States), Elijah served as a Private in Company F, 3rd Mississippi Infantry of the Army of the Confederate States of America. He enlisted on June 29,1862 and was discharged on April 26,1865.

Elijah 1st married Martha Bounds on Feb. 6, 1848. Martha died in February 1865. Martha is buried in the Ladnier Cemetery in Stone County, MS.

Children of Elijah Ladner and Martha Bounds:
Asenith Ladner (daughter)
William Rankin Ladner
Matilda Ladner (twin)
Rutillus Ladner (twin)
Albert Ladner
Charles Ephram Ladner
David "Dosson" Ladner
Delphine Ladner
Mary L. Ladner
Jeremiah Ladner

Elijah 2nd married Lenora Wheeler Kelly on May 14, 1866.

Children of Elijah Ladner and Lenora Kelly:
Charles Ladner
Elijah Ladner, Jr. (twin)
Elisha Ladner (twin)
Maria Ladner
Henry Ladner

Elijah was well-liked by many and most people who knew him called him Uncle Elijah. He was, also, known as the "King of Sheep" as he owned approximately 5,000 head.

Elijah died on his 90th birthday (15 April 1915) and is buried in the Ladner-Muckelrath Cemetery at Oak Grove, Lamar County, MS.

The Ladner-Muckelrath Cemetery was originally called the Elijah Ladner Cemetery since Elijah donated the land for the cemetery.
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Martha Bounds Ladner (1827 - 1865)
  Lenora Wheeler Ladner (1838 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Rutillus Ladner (1851 - 1929)*
  Matilda Ladner Ladner (1851 - 1882)*
  Jeremiah Ladner (1865 - 1877)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ladner-Muckelrath Cemetery
Lamar County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Don Ladner
Record added: Apr 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35457178
Elijah Ladner
Added by: Don Ladner
 
Elijah Ladner
Added by: Don Ladner
 
Elijah Ladner
Added by: Don Ladner
 
 
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From your 2nd great-granddaughter
- linda sellers chrisman
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014

- Dan McCaskill
 Added: Apr. 17, 2011
Thank you for your service.
- Don Ladner
 Added: Jun. 18, 2010
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