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Elvira Tennessee "Ellin" Thurmond Melton
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Birth: 1836
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1921
Dunklin County
Missouri, USA

Wife of (1)James A Crider and (2) Marcus Montrose "Monroe" Melton. Daughter of James Jordan Thurmond and Leah Dale Hudspeth Thurmond of Calloway County, Kentucky. Mother of Linn S Crider (Stephen Linnard Crider)also buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

She married James A Crider in Graves County, Kentucky on 3 Jan 1855. They had 8 known children who survived to adulthood. James died in Calloway County, Kentucky in 1875. The oral history/ family lore is that he died of pneumonia after riding his mule to Tennessee on business on a cold rainy day. His last child, my maternal grandfather Steven Linn Crider, was born only 3 months before James died.

Elvira "Ellin" Tennesee then married 2nd husband Marcus Montrose "Monroe" Melton in 1883 in Gibson County, Tennessee. He apparently died within of few years of their marriage. She applied for a Confederate Civil War Veteran's Widow's Pension under his service record, in the State of Tennessee. The file number with the Tennessee State Archives, Widow's Pension Application Records is W4571.

The 1910 Federal Census shows her as Elvira Melton, widowed, living in Gibson County, TN in the household of her daughter Rosa Missouri (Roseann) Crider Newbill and son-in-law John Royal Newbill. They moved to Dunklin County, Missouri in 1920. Her son John Wesley Crider was also residing in Dunklin County, Missouri. She died of bronchitis in Dunklin County, MO in 1921. The death certificate confirms she is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery where several other Crider family kin are buried.

**Name on her gravestone may be Elvira Crider, E.T. Crider or Tennessee Crider*** 
Family links: 
  James J. Thurmond (1808 - 1891)
  Leah Dale Hudspeth Thurmond (1812 - 1889)
  James A Crider (1834 - 1875)*
  William Hubbard Crider (1860 - 1950)*
  John Wesley Crider (1872 - 1960)*
  Steven Linard Crider (1873 - 1952)*
  Thompson Glenn Thurmond (1834 - 1914)**
  Elvira Tennessee Thurmond Melton (1836 - 1921)
  Mary A. Thurmond Tucker (1848 - 1915)*
  Cindrilla Thurmond Minter (1852 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Dunklin County
Missouri, USA
Created by: genie-in-az
Record added: Apr 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68020265
Elvira Tennessee Ellin <i>Thurmond</i> Melton
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Elvira Tennessee Ellin <i>Thurmond</i> Melton
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Elvira Tennessee Ellin <i>Thurmond</i> Melton
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For my third great-grandmother, with love.
- Kelli Ann (Copeland) Wilson
 Added: Mar. 18, 2014
Remembering my maternal great-grandmother, may you rest in peace with the angels always.
- genie-in-az
 Added: May. 26, 2011

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