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Elisha Randolph, Minister of the Gospel

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Who were the parents of Elisha Randolph, Minister Born 1784 in Chesterfield County, Virginia: died 23 Sept. 185 near Fayette, Alabama. Buried in a family cemetery on Randolph Mountain near Berea, Alabama. Elisha married Mary "Polly" Evans, but there are two applications dated the same day, one says Mary Evans and the other says Mary Davis. perhaps Mary Evans had been he widow of a Mr. Davis? The marriage surety cosigner was Benjamin Evans. Possibly he was a brother or Mary's father. (Mary born 10 Nov. 1790 South Carolina, died 1851 Fayette, Alabama.

A very religious family AElisha was a minister who traveled around Tennessee, Alabama and Texas starting small churches, and then moving on to help start another. He seems to have travelled with three Randolph brothers, Martin H. Randolph, minister; Robert Randolph, minister; Elihu H Randolph, minister all of Roane county, Tennessee. Their father was William B. Randolph, also a minister. Their mother seems to have been Louisa Bailey (1768-1815) , daughter of Gamaliel Bailey and Elizabeth Johnson.

My working theory is that Elisha Randolph was orphaned at about age ten and went to live with his father's brother or cousin, William B. Randolph where he grew to manhood.

Sons of Elisha and Mary Evans Randolph were T. Jeremiah (minister) 12 Sep 1808-24 Apr 1894 Martin H. (minister) 1810-1830 Lorenzo Dow (minister) 28 Jan 1814-15 Jan 1901 Simeon (minister) Oct 1817-Aft. 1880 Robert 1822-? Benjamin Evans 11 Feb 1825-30 May 1890 Thomas abt 1833-?

Daughters were Tabatha 1810-1839 Anna Mariah 13 Dec 1813-13 Apr 1887 Rebecca M 21 Feb 1816-01 Mar 1890 Mahalia 1820-13 Apr 1887 Orpha Theresa Clementine 1823-1848

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According to Randolph's of Virginia book by Grady Randolph, Elisha was born in 1784 to John Randolph and Sarah Whittington. Ten years later, John married Sarah's relative, Mary (neace? sister?) ... so presumably Sarah died at some point before 1794. Mary died in 1810 and he remarried again to Rebecca Martain Dawson.

HOWEVER, there is some concern that the above is not corect and that John didn't marry three times. Instead maybe this John was confused with a different (John?) Randolph who married Mary Whittington: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/surnames.randolph/1202.2?clickref=1011l9Q8gyQ7&key=Uhttps://www.ancestry.com/boards/surnames.randolph/1202.2?clickref=1011l9Q8gyQ7&adref=&clickref=1011l9Q8gyQ7&o_xid=01011l4xx5&o_lid=01011l4xx5&o_sch=Affiliate+External

Anyway, back to Elisha. His wife is listed as Mary Evans, and her father was Benjamin.

Sourced from Grady's book, which lists the following references for most of the above info as:

(3) The Billingsley Family In America, Harry Alexander Davis, ISBN ISBN: 9789332874220

(175) https://www.amazon.com/History-Roane-County-Tennessee-1801-1870/dp/0788412256

(191) Virginia Historical Society, v.33, p.83. & "Frim Foundation" Obituary, July 1857

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