Sources: Bonnie Baker, Edna Baker Suggs
Stclair Elkin, "United States Census, 1850 Name: Elizabeth Elkin Event Place: Boone county, Boone, Virginia, United States Gender: Female Age: 23 Birthplace: Virginia Birth Year (Estimated): 1827 House Number: 271 Family Number: 271 Line Number: 21 Affiliate Publication Number: M432 Affiliate Film Number: 936 GS Film number: 29711 Digital Folder Number: 004191113 Image Number: 00282 Household Gender Age Birthplace Stclair Elkin M 21 Virginia Elizabeth Elkin F 23 Virginia Margaret Elkin F 0 Virginia Eveline Mcneely F 12 Virginia*
"United States Census, 1860" Name: St Clair Elkins Event Place: Cabell, Virginia, United States Gender: Male Age: 30 Race: White Birth Year (Estimated): 1830 Birthplace: Virginia Page: 130 Household ID: 854 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: M653 GS Film Number: 805338 Digital Folder Number: 004297367 Image Number: 00137 Household Gender Age Birthplace St Clair Elkins M 30 Virginia Elizabeth Elkins F 35 Virginia Margaret Elkins F 10 Virginia Susan Elkins F 8 Virginia James Elkins M 6 Virginia Lucinda Elkins F 3 Virginia Nancy Elkins F 1 Virginia
He died during Civil War from inflammation of the lungs in Kentucky in 1864. (Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, compiled 1861–1865. [ARC: 656639.] Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's–1917. Record Group 94. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.)
St Clair Elkins Birth: unknown Death: Oct. 4, 1864 Burial: Lexington National Cemetery Lexington Fayette County Kentucky, USA Plot: 0, 0, 766 Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs Record added: Feb 25, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 619548
Elizabeth Elkins filed for a pension in 1965. St Clair died Elkins died during Civil War from inflammation of the lungs in Kentucky in 1864. (Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, compiled 1861–1865. [ARC: 656639.] Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's–1917. Record Group 94. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.) (National Archives and Records Administration. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.)
His wife filed for a pension the following year. (National Archives and Records Administration. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.) Her pension request approcal (1868) lists the names and birth dates of all their children. Margaret is not listed but the other children from the 1860 census are, including one born after 1860. She's probably not listed because she was over 16 by this time. (She was 10 in the 1860 census;) In a deposition widow Elizabeth Elkins provided the date and place of their marriage-- nov. 23 1848 in Boone Co., va. ( on a different page the year is 1841 ) Oh! And Elizabeth's maiden name was Clark! The pension was provided until she died on 24 march 1909 apparently in Nestlow, WV. The file includes the original hand written note from the hospital chaplain to Elizabeth informing her of her husband's death. There is also a deposition in which Elizabeth states that since marriage they lived in the mountains away from town or church and none of the births of her children were recorded.(Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861 - ca. 1910 accessed 14 November 2012 on fold3.com)
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