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Elijah  PRIEST, Sr.

Elijah PRIEST, Sr.

Male Abt 1792 - 1880  (~ 88 years)

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  • Name Elijah PRIEST  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 8 Feb 1792  , Culpeper, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    • Age 26-44, 1820 census, bet 1776-1794
      Age 30-39, 1830 census, bet 1791-1800
      Age 60-69 1840 census, bet 1771-1780
      Age 58, 1850 census, b. ca 1792, VA
      Age 68, 1860 census, b. ca 1792, VA
      Age 78, 1870 census, b. ca 1792, VA
      Age at death, 88 Y 18 D [cal b. 8 Feb 1792 using 8870 method?
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Elijah Prest household 
    • Elijah Prest
      2 males under 10 [1811-1820; Samuel; Frederick, b. 1818]
      1 male 26 thru 44 [1776-1794 Elijah, b. 1792]
      3 females under 10 [1815-1820 Margaret, b 1812; Hannah; Amelia]
      1 female 26 thru 44 [1776-1794 Hannah, b 1783]
    1820 U. S. Census - Richison
    1820 U. S. Census - Richison
    Ohio. Clark Co. - Elijah Prest
    Census 1 Jun 1830  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Elijah Priest household 
    • Elijah Priest
      1 male under 5 [1826-1830; Elijah Jr, b 1827]
      1 male 10 thru 14 [1816-1820; Frederick, b 1818]
      1 male 15 thru 19 [1811-1815; son2]
      1 male 30 thru 39 [1791-1800; Elijah, b 1792]
      1 female under 5 [1826-1830; dau4]
      1 female 5 thru 9 [1821-1825; dau5]
      2 females 10 thru 14 [1816-1820; Hannah & Amelia]
      1 female 15 thru 19 [1811-1815; Margaret, b 1812]
      1 female 40 thru 49 [1781-1790; Hannah, b 1783]
    1830 U. S. Census - Richison
    1830 U. S. Census - Richison
    Ohio. Clark Co. - Elijah Priest
    Religion 1839  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Founder, Christian Church  
    • "The Christian Church was organized in 1839, at the house of Elijah PRIEST, under the charge of Rev. J. Kirby. The original members were John PRIEST and wife Catharine, Andrew CLARK and wife Nancy, and Mary CLARK, John RICHARDSON and wife Elizabeth, L. DAVIS and wife Sarah. At first they worshiped at the houses of the members. In 1840, a hewed-log house was built on the corner of L. DAVIS' land, and, in 1852, the present one-story frame building, situated on Section 34, was erected at a cost of about $1,000."
    Census 1 Jun 1840  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Elija Priest household 
    • Elija Priest, Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio
      1 male 60-69 1771-1780 [Elijah, b 1792]
      1 female 50-59 1781-1790 [Hannah, b 1783]
      1 male 10-14 1826-1830 [Elijah, Jr., b 1827]
      1 male 20-29 1811-1820 [Frederick, b 1818]
      1 female 10-14 1826-1830 [Mary, b ca 1827]
      1 female 15-19 1821-1825 [Hannah Ann, b 1820]

    1840 U. S. Census - Richison
    1840 U. S. Census - Richison
    Ohio. Clark Co. - Elija Priest [indexed as Eliza Briest]
    Land 29 Jul 1841  , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Elijah and Hannah Priest to Frederick Priest 
    • W1/2 SE1/3 S1 T20 R10E, 80 acres, $1000
    Census 30 Jul 1850  Centre Twp., Delaware, Indiana, USA, Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Elijah Preast household 
    • Elijah Preast, age 58, male, farm, real estate valued at $1000, born Virginia, cannot read or write.
    1850 U. S. Census - Richison
    1850 U. S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Delaware Co. - Elijah Preast
    Land 11 Oct 1850  , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Elijah Priest, Sr. and Hannah Priest to Elijah Priest, Jr. 
    • 60 acres of E pt SE1/4 S1 T20N R10E, $1 & natural love & affection
    Court records Fall 1856  , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Elijah Priest vs Joseph Martin & Isaac W. Shidler 
    • Plaintiff non-payment of debt.
    Court records - Richison
    Court records - Richison
    Elijah Priest vs Joseph Martin and Isaac W. Shidler
    Census 11 Jul 1860  Center Twp., Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Elijah Priest household 
    • Elijah Priest, age 68, male, farmer, real estate $3500, personal property $1000, born Virginia.
    1860 U. S. Census - Richison
    1860 U. S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Delaware Co. - Elijah Priest
    Census 8 Jun 1870  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Elijah Priest household 
    • Priest, Elijah, age 78, male, white, retired farmer, real estate $3000, personal estate $1000, born Virginia, citizen.
    1870 U.S. Census - Richison
    1870 U.S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Delaware Co. - Elijah Priest
    Will 16 Dec 1879  , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Will of Elijah Priest, Sr. 
    Will - Priest
    Will - Priest
    Elijah Priest, 1792-1880
    Transcription by Shirley Richison Fields
    Died 26 Feb 1880  prob , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Buried Parker-Moore Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 21
    Grave marker - Priest
    Grave marker - Priest
    Elijah Priest, Sr., 1792-1880
    Photo courtesy of SixDogTeam, Find A Grave
    Association Charles W. MOORE (Relationship: Witness to will of Elijah Priest, Sr.) 
    Association Ida Belle WARFEL (Relationship: Witness to will of Elijah Priest, Sr.) 
    Notes 
    • MIL: Soldier in War of 1812 per George Russell

    Person ID I590  richison
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2017 

    Father Jeremiah PRIEST,   b. Abt 1755, , Shenandoah, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1840, , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Emelia GARDNER,   b. Abt 1763, , Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1837, , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah MOCK,   b. Cacl 22 Apr 1783, , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1871, prob , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1812  , Miami, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 22
    Marriage return - Richison
    Marriage return - Richison
    Priest-Mock marriage
    Children 
    +1. Margaret D. PRIEST,   b. Abt 28 Oct 1812, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1887, prob , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  [Birth]
     2. Samuel [?] S2 PRIEST,   b. Between 1811-1815,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     3. Frederick PRIEST,   b. 25 May 1818, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1894  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Amelia PRIEST,   b. Between 1815-1820,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +5. Hannah Ann PRIEST,   b. 26 May 1820, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1899, , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
     6. Mary PRIEST,   b. ca 1826, prob Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +7. Elijah PRIEST, Jr.,   b. Abt 17 Jul 1827, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1855  (Age ~ 28 years)  [Birth]
     8. Eliza [?] PRIEST,   b. Between 1825-1830,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 May 2016 
    Family ID F336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 8 Feb 1792 - , Culpeper, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1812 - , Miami, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elijah Prest household - 7 Aug 1820 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elijah Priest household - 1 Jun 1830 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Founder, Christian Church - 1839 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elija Priest household - 1 Jun 1840 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Elijah and Hannah Priest to Frederick Priest - 29 Jul 1841 - , Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Elijah Priest, Sr. and Hannah Priest to Elijah Priest, Jr. - 11 Oct 1850 - , Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt records - Elijah Priest vs Joseph Martin & Isaac W. Shidler - Fall 1856 - , Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elijah Priest household - 8 Jun 1870 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Will of Elijah Priest, Sr. - 16 Dec 1879 - , Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Parker-Moore Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Bio - Richison
    Bio - Richison
    Micajah Robbins Ayres, 1817- 1897)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1901] Marriage, 20 May 2016.
      "Ohio, County Marriages, 1800-1958," digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 12 Feb 2012); entry for Elijah Priest and Hannah Mock, 30 Apr 1812, Miami County, 1807-1821, Vol AB, p. 256, no. 136; citing FHL 550192.
      Elijah's surname is indexed as Prilef although the record clearly shows it as Priest.

    2. [S1899] Parker-Moore Cemetery, 3 Jun 2001.
      Parker-Moore Cemetery (Muncie, Delaware, Indiana; on south side of East Memorial/12th Street right before the bypass on the east side of the city), Elijah Priest, Sr. grave marker inscription, read by Shirley Richison Fields, 3 June 2001. Markers in this cemetery were refurbished in 2004.

    3. [S146] WorldConnect Project, 20 May 2016.
      Robert J. Weller, (rwgenenut@aol.com); "Weller and Related Families," database online, RootsWeb, WorldConnect Project (http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com : accessed 2 June 2001); entry for Jeremiah Priest and Emelia "Millie" Gardner.

    4. [S1900] Books, 24 May 2016.
      Friends of the Library Genealogical Research Group, Springfield, Ohio Early Clark County, Ohio Families: Vital Statistics, compiled family histories, Jeremiah Priest family; (Porter County, Indiana Library, 23 May 2016); Vol. IV: 4-6.

    5. [S1878] Correspondence, 3 Jun 2004.
      John Laird, California (JohnLaird9@aol.com) to Mark Kreps (mjkreps@tmcsmail.com), email, forwarded to Shirley Richison Fields by Kreps; The Priest Family Search/Va-Ky-Ohio-Ind, pp 34-35..
      Elijah, b. 1792, the 2nd son of Jeremiah and Emelia {Gardner) Priest, Culpeper County, Virginia.

    6. [S1837] 1850 U.S. Census, 18 Feb 2012.
      1850 U.S. census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Centre township, pages 407A (stamped), dwelling 33, family 33, Elijah Preast household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 18 February 2012), citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432, roll 143.

    7. [S1900] Books, 20 Jul 1998.
      Gray, Shawn and Miranda Gray. Those Who Went Before: Delaware County, Indiana Cemetery Index, Tri-County Family Tree, 1996. Muncie Public Library, call no. 929.5 Gray v.1.

    8. [S1899] Parker-Moore Cemetery, 3 Jun 2001.
      Parker-Moore Cemetery (Muncie, Delaware, Indiana; on south side of East Memorial/12th Street right before the bypass on the east side of the city), Elijah Priest, Sr. grave marker inscription, read by Shirley Richison Fields, 3 June 2001. Markers in this cemetery were refurbished in 2004.
      \ Elijah Priest Sen \ Died \ Feb. 16, 1880 \ Aged \ 88Y's. 18 D's. \

    9. [S1840] 1820 U.S. Census, 19 Feb 2012.
      1820 U.S. census, Clark County, Ohio, population schedule, Pike Township, Elijah Prest household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 February 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 88.

    10. [S1839] 1830 U.S. Census, 19 Feb 2012.
      1830 U.S. census, Clark County, Ohio, population schedule, Pike Township, page 140, Elijah Priest household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 February 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M19, roll 128.

    11. [S1900] Books, 18 Feb 2012.
      "Pike Township," in The history of Clark County, Ohio, Volume 2 (Chicago: W. H. Beers and Co., 1881), 697.

    12. [S1838] 1840 U.S. Census, 19 Feb 2012.
      1840 U.S. census, Clark County, Ohio, population schedule, Pike Township, page 106, Elija Priest household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 February 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 383.

    13. [S1882] Court Records, 16 May 2016.
      Delaware County, Indiana, Circuit civil court records, Elijah Priest, Sr. vs John Martin and Isaac M. Shidler, 1856; digital image, Muncie, Indiana Public Library (http://www.munpl.org : accessed 16 May 2016); citing Cause 45-H.

    14. [S1837] 1850 U.S. Census, 18 Feb 2012.
      1850 U.S. census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Centre township, pages 407A (stamped), dwelling 33, family 33, Elijah Preast household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 18 February 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 143.

    15. [S65] Land, 16 May 2016.
      Delaware County, Indiana, deed, Elijah Priest, Sr. to Elijah Priest, Jr.; digital image, Muncie, Indiana Public Library (http://www.munpl.org : accessed 16 May 2016); citing Deed Bk 11: 367.

    16. [S1836] 1860 U.S. Census, 19 Feb 2012.
      1860 U.S. census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, 1860 U. S. census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Centre township, page 585 (penned), dwelling 654, family 612, Elijah Priest household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 February 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 254.

    17. [S1835] 1870 U.S. Census, 1 May 2004.
      1870 U. S. Census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Center township, Muncie post office, page 11, dwelling 76, family 77, Elijah Priest household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 May 2004); citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 310.

    18. [S1903] Wills & Probates, 23 Feb 2017.
      Delaware County, Indiana, Probate Order Book, v. 12 (to p. 518), 1879-1880; will of Elijah Priest, 1879, p. 305; FHL microfilm 2,070,764.

    19. [S1899] Parker-Moore Cemetery (Reliability: 3), 3 Jun 2001.
      Parker-Moore Cemetery (Muncie, Delaware, Indiana; on south side of East Memorial/12th Street right before the bypass on the east side of the city), Elijah Priest, Sr. grave marker inscription, read by Shirley Richison Fields, 3 June 2001. Markers in this cemetery were refurbished in 2004.

    20. [S1900] Books, 20 Jul 1998.
      Gray, Shawn and Miranda Gray, Those Who Went Before: Delaware County, Indiana Cemetery Index, (Tri-County Family Tree, 1996). Muncie Public Library, call no. 929.5 Gray v.1.

    21. [S1900] Books, 20 Jul 1998.
      Gray, Shawn and Miranda Gray. Those Who Went Before: Delaware County, Indiana Cemetery Index, Tri-County Family Tree, 1996. Muncie Public Library, call no. 929.5 Gray v.1.

    22. [S1901] Marriage, 18 Feb 2012.
      Ohio. Probate Court (Miami County), Marriage Record A-B; entry for Elijah Priest and Hannah Mock, 30 Apr 1812, p. 256, stamped 0136; citing FHL microfilm 550192, viewed at FHC, Brownsburg, Indiana, 6 July 2005.