Robert S. Elder

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Robert S. Elder

  • Birth 16 Feb 1782 Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 6 Aug 1863 Meigs County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Decatur, Meigs County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 11517236

The United Baptist Church was organized on this spot in September of 1827. The deed for the church and cemetery was made by Canfield Tillery on November 27, 1848. This cemetery is sometimes referred to as the Upper Goodfield. In 1860 the church was moved to Decatur. Robert S. Elder, son of Samuel Elder, was one of the first members of the church. The cement cover on his grave has the following inscription "Born on Dumplin Creek, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 1772. A pioneer." He married Sarah Moore on February 16, 1802 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee.


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  • Created by: Jan Wallace
  • Added: 11 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11517236
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert S. Elder (16 Feb 1782–6 Aug 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11517236, citing Old Goodfield Cemetery, Decatur, Meigs County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Jan Wallace (contributor 46509958) .