Iris (Maulsby) McElvain
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Iris Luticia (Maulsby) McElvain (1874 - 1911)

Iris Luticia McElvain formerly Maulsby
Born in Jewell, Kansas, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 10 Feb 1892 in USA, Nebraska, Furnas County, Wilsonvillemap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 37 in Hotchkiss, Delta County, Coloradomap
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When Iris Lutitia Maulsby was born on February 8, 1874, in Jewell, Kansas, her father, Luna, was 29, and her mother, Martha, was 30. [1]

She married Commodore Bradford McElvain on February 10, 1892, in Wilsonville, Nebraska. They had 7 children in 17 years.

She died on November 17, 1911, in Hotchkiss, Colorado, at the age of 37, and was buried there.


  1. "Kansas State Census, 1885," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 March 2022), Jewell > Odessa Township > image 18 of 48; citing Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka.
  • [1] Find-a-Grave
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ([2] : accessed 30 November 2021), Iris S Mc Elvain in household of C B Mc Elvain, Hotchkiss, Delta, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 28, sheet 9B, family 69, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 114; FHL microfilm 1,374,127.
  • Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, page 221 ([3] : accessed 30 November 2021), Iris L. Maulsby m. Commodore B. McElvain 8 Feb 1892, b. Jewel Co, KS, father: L.C. Maulsby, mother: M.J. Cale, residence: Wilsonville


  • Maternal and paternal relationships are confirmed by a 23andMe test match between PH and DA, 3rd cousins. Their most-recent common ancestors are Martha J. Cale and Luna C. Maulsby, the 2nd great grandparents of both. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: 3rd cousins, based on sharing 101 cM across 5 segments.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Iris by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Iris:

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I found a closer cousin match and updated the DNA confirmation note.
For your DNA confirmation statement: Because the matching test takers are more distantly related than third cousin, you will need to use triangulation. See this part of the DNA confirmation instructions:

I've changed the 'confirmed with DNA' entry to 'confident'. Please add the appropriate documentation before changing it back to 'confirmed with DNA'. Thanks!

posted by Kay (Johnson) Wilson

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