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Peter Eller

Male 1778 - 1851  (73 years)


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  • Name Peter Eller 
    Born 1778  , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1851  , Wilkes, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1298  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2015 

    Father Peter Eller,   b. Abt 1746, of, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Jul 1799, , Wilkes (now Ashe), North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Maria Elizabeth Dick,   b. 14 Dec 1746, Altrip, Rhein-Pfaltz-Kreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1841, of, Ashe, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 94 years) 
    Married Abt 1768  of, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Anne Pennington,   b. 1782, , Ashe, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, of , Wilkes, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 89 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1814  , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Not mentioned in the book "The Howard Leytham Stoker Von Dollen Family Histories," FHL 929.273 H833a, by Doris Lewis, 2017 So. 80th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska, 68124, p. 89:
      "Peter was the first son of George Michael Eller... Children:
      a. John, b. 1767 or 1769; d. 1823; m. Susanna Kerns.
      b. Catherine, b. 6 Mar 1773 at Rowan Co., NC; d. 1850 at Council Bluffs, Iowa; m. Michael Stoker.
      c. Elizabeth, b. 1780; m. William Pennington.
      d. Barbara, b. 1782; m. Pertune.
      e. Mary, b. 1783, NC; d. 1872; m. George Koons (a Quaker who was disowned for marrying Mary, who was a Dunkard). She was 18 and he 19.
      f. Jacob, b. 1784; d. 1855; m. Catherine White.
      g. Henry, b. 1788; d. 1876; m. Elizabeth Johnson.
      h. George."

      2. Per website <http://www.ls.net/~newriver/nc/ashegrnt.htm>: Ashe County, North Carolina Land Grants 1799-1936, filed in NC Secretary of State Land Office from NC Department of Archives Index. [To obtain copies from NC Dept. of Archives see http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/archives/arch/default.htm#Topics]. The following is by NC Dept of Archives reference file number, name, then dates [no other explanation given except that first date may be when the transaction occurred and the second date could be when registered]:
      12.14.28.568 - 568 - Peter Eller - 1802 - 1805
      12.14.28.846 - 846 - Peter Eller - 1809 - 1811
      12.14.28.951 - 951 - Henry Eller - 1812 - 1813
      312.14.28.3723 - 3709 - Peter Eller - 1849 - 1850
      312.14.28.3727 - 3713 - Herry Eller - 1849 - 1850
      412.14.28.4334 - 4367 - J Eller - 1852 - 1853
      412.14.28.4397 - 4430 - Jacob Eller - 1851 - 1854
      412.14.28.4680 - 4713 - Peter Eller - 1853 - 1855

      3. Per website http://www.ls.net/~newriver/nc/ashe1815.htm: "Ashe County, North Carolina - 1815 Tax List. Ashe County, North Carolina was formed in 1799 from Wilkes County. From 1799 until 1859, Ashe County included the most of the land now included in Alleghany and Watauga Counties, and part of what is now Avery County, North Carolina. In 1815, Ashe County was bounded by Carter County, Tennessee on the west, Grayson County, Virginia on the north, by Surry and Wilkes Counties on the east and Burke County, North Carolina on the South. This list was abstracted and totals were combined for brevity for individuals with multiple tracts of land. I abstracted this document years ago and omitted portions that I wish I hadn't now. Don't take it as absolutely accurate. Five categories are given: Name, number of acres of land, valuation in dollars, polls, and local situation or name of neighbors. I added the number of tracts of land in the consolidation process." [He did not get the parts of Ashe County that are now part of Alleghany and Watauga Counties. Also no Stokers found.]:
      Henson, Nancy 100, 50, -, Long Branch, 1 [Nancy Mary Graybill?]
      Graybeal, Henry 200, 255, 1, Laurel Fork, 3
      Koons, Gasper 150, 150, 1, Charles Francis, 1
      Koons, George 205, 200, 1, North Fork, 1
      Koons, John 90, 130, 1, North Fork, 1
      Koons, Devault 150, 200, 1, North Fork, 1
      Graybeal, David 350, 212, 1, Old Field Creek, 2
      Eller, Jacob 300, 200, 1, Horse Creek, 2
      Eller, Henry 250, 200, 1, M. Carpenter, 1
      Eller, Peter 215, 320, 1, 1
      Pennington, William 103, 150, 1, 1
      Burket, Chris. 1260, 1800, 1, Buffalo [Father of the two Burkett girls who md. Graybills.]
      Judd, John 196, 250, -, Pine Swamp [Father of Margaret Judd?]
      Koonts, Mary 340, 600, 3, S.F. New River [Mary Eller?]
      Koonts, Geo. 250, 150, 1, Pond Mountain

      4. The following names are rom the website http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe/vitals/1815tax.txt accessed 20 Dec 2008: "Ashe Co., NC, 1815 Tax List" (The oldest surviving Ashe Co. tax list. The original is in the NC Archives in Raleigh.)
      Every Name Index Alphabetized by Sandra Lake Lassen, October 1996 1499 Lakeside Drive, West Jefferson, NC 28694 slassen@infoave.net. Page numbers coincide with typed, unalphabetized version by Mrs. W. O Absher & Mrs. W. C. Sidden (undated) donated to the Ashe Co. Public Library."
      I mark my ancestors and their siblings with an asterisk (*). It is apparent that many had migrated to Ohio by the time this tax list was made in 1815. Noticeably absent are the Stokers and many of the Graybills. Other names are surnames in the area of other related families:
      Burkett, John 16
      Eller, Henry* 5
      Eller, Jacob* 4
      Eller, Peter* 10
      Faw, Jacob 16
      Graybeal (Graybel), David* 4
      Graybeal, Eli 4
      Graybeal, Henry* 2
      Graybeal, Peter* 16
      Henson, Nancy 2
      Koons, Devault 3
      Koons, Gaspar 2
      Koons, George* 3
      Koons, John 3
      Koonts, Geo.* 17
      Kounts, Mary* 17
      Penington, Aaron 10
      Penington, Ephrom 9
      Penington, Levi 5, 9
      Penington, William 10
      Pennington, Micajah 1
      Welker, David 2

      5. Censuses:
      1810 US: Ashe County, North Carolina; I include several related families in my database for this time and place. Some notes:
      a. One of the two William Penningtons is married to an Eller - I assume it is the one with a younger wife.
      b. One of the two Christian Burketts is probably the parent of Barbara and Mary who married Graybeal brothers.
      c. James Lewis married Christina Graybill.
      d. The older Peter Graybill would be John Peter and Christina Wampler Graybill. The other Peter and Henry would be their sons.
      e. Adam Wilker could be Adam Welker, father of James Welker who later marries Elizabeth Stoker.
      f. Surprisingly there is no Michael Stoker who should be there unless in adjoining county.
      g. One of the two George Koons should be the George Koons of this database.
      h. Not sure why two J. Ellers unless the transcriber inadvertently named the "J." as both Jacob when in fact the older one is John. Peter Eller would be a brother.
      i. The older Peter Graybill would be John Peter Graybill, father of the other two Graybills: Henry and Peter [Jr.].
      Head of Family; Males 0-9, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45+; Females - 0-9, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45+; Slaves:
      Pennington, W. (William); 1-0-1-0-0; 2-0-1-0-0
      Bourket C. (Christian); 2-2-2-0-1; 5-1-1-1-0
      Wilker, A. (Adam); 0-1-2-0-1; 0-1-0-0-1
      Graybill, H. (Henry); 3-0-0-1-0; 2-0-1-0-0
      Lewis, J. (James); 1-0-1-0-0; 1-0-1-0-0
      Graybill, P. (Peter); 0-1-0-1-0; 0-1-0-0-1
      Graybeal, P. (Peter); 1-0-1-0-0; 1-0-1-0-0
      Graybill, H.; 2-0-1-0-0; 3-0-0-1-0
      Koons, G. (George); 2-0-0-1-0; 2-0-0-1-0
      Pennington, W. (Wm); 2-0-1-0-0; 2-0-0-0-1
      Eller, P. (Peter); 3-0-0-1-0; 2-0-0-1-0
      Eller, J. (Jacob); 2-3-1-0-0; 2-0-0-1-0
      Burket, C. (Christian); 4-1-0-0-1; 0-1-0-0-1
      Koontz, G. (George); 1-0-0-1-0; 2-0-1-0-1; 3
      Eller, J. (Jacob[John?]); 2-0-0-1-0; 1-0-1-0-0

      1850 US: Wilkes Co., North Carolina, p. 204 of 261, 13 Oct 1850, 1698/1698, next door to the family of William Eller (49, b. in Ashe Co.) and his wife Sarah, (46, b in Rutherford Co.):
      Peter Eller, 72, farmer, $400, b. in Rowan Co.
      Mary, 59, b. in Ashe Co. [Note: the age appears wrong since her son William next door is 49 - her age probably should be closer to 69.]
      Delphia, 7, b. in Wilkes Co.

      6. FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, pp. 17-31, clarifies early North Carolina counties and land grant practices:
      "Land grants in North Carolina originated with an entry application which was filed in the county where the land was situated and if not lost are now on file there. This was followed, sometimes soon and sometimes years later by an order from the land office for the tract to be surveyed. Sometimes soon and sometimes years later the survey was made and a surveyor's plat filed with the Secretary of State in Raleigh. Then came the grant which may have been issued reasonably near the date of the survey or sometimes several years later. These grants, orders to survey and the survey itself are on file now in the Secretary of State's office at Raleigh...
      Many counties were formed from what originally was Rowan County, namely Surry and Guilford in 1770, Burke and Wilkes in 1777, Randolph in 1779, Iridell in 1788, Stokes in 1789, Buncomb in 1791, Ashe in1799, Davidson in 1822, Yancey in 1833, Davie in 1836 and Yadkin in 1850. Some of these counties were grandchildren of Rowan County; for instance Wilkes was taken partly from Burke and partly from Surry, Randolph from Guilford, Buncomb and Yancy form Burke, Ashe from Wilkes and Stokes and Yadkin from Surry. These facts must be kept in mind when tracing early Rowan County families."

      7. FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 119-123:
      "Peter Eller, Jr., b. abt 1777/8; d. Nov 1851, Wilkes Co., NC; md. to Mary Anne Pennington. She was b. 1782; d. aft 1870. She was the d/o William Pennington. Peter and Mary moved to Wilkes Co., NC abt 1816. Their children were William, David, Martha, Susanna, Jacob, Delila, George, Henry, Elizabeth, Katherine, Nancy and Mary 'Polly' Anne."

      8. Entry found for Peter Eller in the "Minutes of the Ashe County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1806" per website http://www.ls.net/~newriver/nc/as1806co.htm. [Note. Despite the fact that Ashe County, North Carolina was created in 1799, the first extant court records begin in 1806.] State of North Carolina.
      A. "State of North Carolina, Novr. Term 1806. At a County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions begun and held for the county of Ashe at the court house in Ashe on the second Monday being the 10th day of Novr. A. D. 1806:
      a. "Ordered by the court that the sheriff advertise at the court house the making of stocks & whipping post to be undertaken by the lowest bidder on the 2d day of next court and paid out of the county treasury. [I included this for general interest only; it is the entry right above the following one below."
      b. "Ordered by the court that John Koons, John Ellar, Abram Shearer, George Sells, Jonathan Baker, Henry Michael, Wm. Pennington, Junr., Christian Shearer, David Earnest, Jno. Henson, Conrood Grubb, Wm. May, Jacob May, Petter Eller, Micajah Pennington, Esqr., or any 12 of them be a jury to view and lay of a road from Petter Ellars across the Phenix Mountain to Christian Searer and make report to next court."

      9. FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, pp. 124-129:
      "Peter Eller Jr. was born about 1778; d. on his farm on Ceroles Creek in Wilkes County, NC, Nov 1851. The 1850 census of Wilkes County gives him the age of 72 years. He married Mary Anne Pennington, b. 1782 and in 1870, at the age of 88, was living with her daughter Mary Anne Cooper. (1870 Fed. Census of Wilkes Co., NC.) She was a daughter of William Pennington who entered 300 acres of land on the North Fork of New River, 23 Dec 1779, but whether he lived on the land that early or not is not clear. William Pennington died about 1810 and William Pennington Jr. and Peter Eller were appointed administrators. On 2 July 1812 Peter Eller and William Pennington, administrators of William Pennington, deceased, sold to Joseph Colwell (Colvard) of Ashe County, land that had been granted to William Pennington by the state of North Carolina, 15 December 1798.
      William Pennington was given two grants of land in Wilkes County, NC, both in the North Fork of New River. One of these grants was for 50 acres and the other for 200 acres and dated 20 Dec 1791 and 15 Dec 1798 respectively. (Grants #1248 and #1795, Secy. of State's office, Raleigh.) Survey for the 50 acres tract was ordered 2 May 1788 and the survey made 4 Jan 1789. The land apparently was that or part of the tract that was entered by William Pennington, 23 Dec 1779. (Wilkes Co. Land Entries on film at the Genealogical Society, Utah at Salt Lake City.)
      On 30 Nov 1805, 42 acres of land were granted to Peter Eller on Long Shoal Creek at Pennington's Corner. This land had been entered by Peter Eller 26 Sep 1802. (Grant #560, Secy. of State's office, Raleigh, NC.) On 21 Oct 1809 Peter Eller entered another tract of land in Ashe County on 'fenex' (Phoenix) Creek containing 150 acres and received a grant for it 4 Dec 1811. (Grant #740, Secy. of State's office, Raleigh, NC) Both of these grants obviously were to Peter Eller, Jr. and both located on the North Fork of the New River near where William Pennington lived.
      On 31 Jul 1822, Peter Eller, then living in Wilkes County, bought of Edmond James, for $100.00, 100 acres of land in Ashe County on Phoenix Creek.
      Peter Eller, removed to Wilkes County about 1816 and settled on Ceroles Creek. He is shown in the 1810 Federal Census of Ashe County at age between 26 and 45 with wife of same age and two female and two male children all under 10 years. In the 1820 census of Wilkes County, Peter Eller and his wife each aged between 26 and 45 are shown with one male aged 18-26, one male aged 16-18, two males 10-16, one female 10-16, two females and 2 males each under 10. In the 1850 census Peter Eller is shown, aged 72 with wife Mary, aged 59 sic (obviously an error and probably should be aged 69) and living with them was a female, aged 7, a grandchild probably, daughter of George and Mary (Minton) Eller. The children of Peter Eller and his wife Mary Pennington were:
      William Eller, (Footy Billy) b. 1801 by the 1850 [census] and 1803 by the 1860 and 1870 censuses. He m. Sarah (Sally) McGlemery, b. 1805. [Notes 1850 census is of Wilkes Co., NC. Biographies of their children follow in the book.]
      David Eller. This son is said to have married and settled in Iredell Co., NC. The Federal Census of that county in 1830 shows a David Eller, aged between 30-40 with a wife aged 20-30 and with a family of 3 males and 1 female all under 10 years of age. If he was the son of Peter Eller Jr, it is likely that his age was between 20-30 rather than between 30-40. He is not shown in any later census.
      Martha Eller, m. 8 Sep 1823 Elijah Mitchell.
      Susanna Eller, m. license issued in Wilkes Co., 30 Oct 1823, David McGlemery.
      Jacob Eller, b. 1807; m. license issued in Wilkes Co., 16 Oct 1833, Mary Ann Sears, b. 1811. Their children as shown in the 1850 census of Wilkes Co., NC... [biographies of their children follow in the book].
      Delila Eller, b. 1812; m. 4 Aug 1828 Oliver McNiel, b. 1808. He was a son of James and Mary (Shepherd) McNiel [and grandson of] Rev. George McNiel). [McNiel family genealogy is in same book on p. 404. The biographies of the children of this couple follows in the book per the 1850 Wilkes Co. census.]
      George Eller, b. 1812, twin apparently of Delila next above. George Eller was issued a license in Wilkes Co., 24 Jul 1845 to marry Mary Minton, b. 1823/4. She evidently was his 2nd wife because of older children that family records say he had. [Biographies of their children follow in the book.]
      Henry Eller, m. license issued in Wilkes Co. 4 Apr 1832, Margaret Alby.
      Elizabeth Eller, m. license issued in Wilkes Co., 10 Jan 1832, Absalom Wheeler.
      Katherine Eller, m. license issued in Wilkes Co., 13 Jan 1835, Abraham E. Nichols.
      Nancy Eller. The 1850 census of Wilkes Co. shows a family in Wilkes Co. with eight children as shown below. She is said to have retained her maiden name for both herself and children after their father disappeared. [Biographies of their children follow in the book.]
      Mary Anne (Polly) Eller, youngest child. She m. John Cooper who predeceased her. The 1870 Federal census of Wilkes Co. shows her at age 45 as head of a family with the following children living with her. [Biographies of their children follow in the book.]"

      10. Land transaction and proximity mentioned in biography of Henry Eller, son of Peter Eller and Elizabeth Dick per FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, pp. 172-176:
      "Henry Eller, b. 1786/1788; family records said he died about 1876 at the age of more than 90 years. The 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses of Ashe Co. give his age as 62, 72 and 80 respectively. These records indicate a birth year of 1786/88 and a death year of 1876. He married, about 1812/1813, Elizabeth Johnson, b. according to the 1850 census of Ashe Co., NC, in 1791/92, her age being given as 58 years. The 1860 and 1870 censuses give her age as 68 and 80 respectively. She was born in Iridel Co., NC. Henry Eller entered 250 acres of land on the North Fork of New River, 16 July 1812. This land was surveyed 8 Sep 1813 and granted to him 23 Dec 1813. (Grant 840, Secy. of State's Office, Raleigh, NC.) The land was on the north side of 'feneck' (Phoenix) Mountain and bordered the 150 acre farm surveyed to Michael Stucker (Stokard, Stoker). The survey, dated 8 Sep 1813, was attested by Peter and Jacob Eller. Henry Eller figured in several land transactions in Ashe County after 1812. In one, dated 9 Dec 1819, he purchased 90 acres of land from George Koons for $150.00. This land was in Ashe County on the south side of the North Fork of New River 'to my south line and down to the conditional line made between Abraham May and John Dick Jr. against the mouth of Piney Creek being part of the 150 acre tract where Thomas Brooks Mill formerly stood.' George Koons, doubtless, was Henry's brother-in-law, the husband of Mary Eller, shown in... herein [see notes in this database for George Koons and Mary Eller]. The sale was made about the time that George and Mary Koons left North Carolina for their new home in Henry County, Ind. Mary Koons' name does not appear in the deed but this is not strange because the dower rights of wives were often not mentioned in early deeds of Ashe and Wilkes Counties. Later deeds indicate that Henry Eller's farm in 1845 consisted of 240 acres.
      The records show that Henry Eller's brother-in-law, Michael Stoker (Stokard, Stucker) as well as his brother-in-law, George Koons, lived on farms adjoining his on the North Fork of New River. His brothers, Peter and Jacob, lived nearby while his brother John lived on the south fork of New River near where Peter Eller Sr., their father, late deceased, lived. About 1816 John and Peter moved to lower altitudes in Wilkes County, John to Lewis Fork Creek west of Wilkesboro on a farm of 451 acres and Peter to a farm on Ceroles Creek."

      11. FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, pp. 17-31, in speaking about Peter Eller Sr.'s [b. abt. 1746, d. 1799] estate settlement, the following quotes refer to family members involved with the settlement. Note that sons-in-law William Pennington (wife Barbara or Elizabeth Eller?) and George Koons (Mary's husband) do not show up at the estate sale of 1799 but do show up from 1809 to 1817 when the inherited land of Peter Eller is sold. Of the younger sons, Henry and Jacob appear in the later land heirship land deeds, but they would have been only minors at the estate sale of 1799. George, the youngest son, never shows up which may be indicative of an early death. The older sons- John and Peter - and the eldest daughter - Catherine Eller Stoker thru her husband Michael - show up in both 1799 and the later land deeds. Elizabeth Eller Jr., the unmarried dau. shows up only in the 1799 purchaser list buying household items as if she were preparing for an imminent marriage (see her notes for more detail on her purchases). The open-ended question of who married Elizabeth and who married Barbara is not resolved by these documents except the assurance that William Pennington was definitely a husband of one of them. There is no Bumgardner listed in the later heirship deeds but there are two listed early in the estate purchasers - Michael and Leonard - but if Elizabeth really married a Bumgardner and had a son Simeon in 1807, why is there no listing of a Bumgardner on the heirship deeds. The various quotes are as follows:
      "Peter Eller died before 29 July 1799 as evidenced by an entry in an old court record book found by this writer in the courthouse at Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co., NC in October 1954. It reads as follows: 'Betsey Eller and John Eller having made application for Administration on the estate of Peter Eller gave Bowers and John Koons for security who were bound in the sum of 800 pounds and qualified as the law directs.'
      Betsey Eller doubtless was Peter's widow and John his eldest son. The time was 1799 when Ashe County was being set off from Wilkes and the year just preceding the one in which the first federal census of Ashe Co. was taken...
      Three deeds in the courthouse at Jefferson, Ashe Co., NC record settlement actions on the property of Peter Eller deceased. In brief they are:
      1. Deed Book M, p. 163, dated 7 July 1809 shows Peter Eller, Jacob Eller, George Koontz and William Pennington of the county of Ashe in the state of NC, heirs of Peter Eller, deceased, selling to Leonard Fantz 200 acres of land in Ashe Co. the same apparently being the tract Andrew Baker had deeded to Peter Eller 3 Aug 1789. The deed was signed by all the said heirs except William Pennington. Why Pennington did not sign is not clear.
      2. Deed Book F, p. 414, dated 17 Sep 1816, shows John Eller, Peter Eller, Jacob Eller, Henry Eller, Michael Stocker (Stoker), George Koontz and William Pennington all of the County of Ashe in the State of NC, heirs of Peter Eller deceased, selling Luke White Sr. 122 acres of land located on the south fork of New River at the mouth of Rones Creek etc. This deed was signed by all the said heirs named as party of the first part in the deed except George Koontz. Why George Koontz did not sign is not clear.
      3. Deed Book F, p. 83, dated 11 Feb 1817 shows John Eller, J.A. (Jacob) Eller, Henry Eller, Michael Stocker (Stoker), George Koontz and William Pennington all of the county of Ashe in the state of N.C., heirs of Peter Eller, deceased, selling to Frederick Black, 25 acres of land on the south fork of New River the land being that warranted to Peter Eller, 3 May 1793 and granted to him 27 Dec 1797. All of these heirs signed the deed.
      This writer believes that other heirship deeds exist probably of earlier dates and, if found, would show a Bumgardner heir. The above three deeds distributed only 347 acres of Peter Eller's estate when it appears that it consisted at his death of at least 470 acres. The Bumgardner connection is suggested in an ancient family Bible in which the birth dates of seven children of John Eller, eldest son of Peter and Elizabeth (Dick) Eller was recorded. Another birth entry in this old Bible is that of Simeon Bumgardner, born 8 Jan 1807. This child probably was a son of a daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Dick) Eller who had marred a Bumgardner, probably James Bumgardner.
      The old Bible was printed in the German language at Halle, Germany in 1770 and is now in the possession of Mr. Wade E. Eller of Warrensville, Ashe Co., NC. It may be the Bible which George Michael Eller willed to his son Jacob because on page 17 is written 'Jacob Eller his Bible.' On page 15 of the vorrede or preface is also written 'The Holy Bible Peter Eller.' The only information of genealogical value in the Bible are the dates of birth of all but the youngest child, Mary, of John and Susannah (Kerns) Eller… and of Simeon Bumgarner above mentioned.
      The personal estate of Peter Eller was sold and an accounting reported to the Nov. 1799 court of Wilkes Co., NC by John Eller, Adr. The property, 111 individual sales, consisted of household utensils and furniture, farm yard tools and accessories, including one tomahawk, ten sheep, fifteen head of cattle, among which were a yoke of yearlings and one yearling bull, hogs, geese, bee hives, etc. The widow took a good deal of the furniture and household accessories including interestingly enough a trumpet which indicates that the early Ellers possessed musical interest. Other items taken by her were one lot of books, a chest, five head of hogs, four cows, one mare colt, two sheep, oven, hammer and anvil, and a pair of saddle bags. Other purchasers were John Eller, Peter Eller, Elizabeth Eller Jr., Michael Stucker (Stoker), Michael Bumgardner, Leonard Bumgardner, John Dick, Leonard Pfouts, Jacob Huntsinger, Daniel Dickson, James Dickson, James Cash, William Cash, Henry Michael Sr., Henry Michael Jr., Daniel Michael, Thomas Baker, Alexander Smith who purchased the tomahawk and some of the farm animals and other items, David Smith, Frederick Younce, Christian Shear, Abraham Shear, Coonrod Coldiron, David Ingram, Balsar Raime, Conrat Grub, William Colward, George Miller, John Calloway, Allen Nowlin, John Holman and John Tirey. The amount of the sale, including the items taken by the widow totaled 300 pounds, 18 shillings, 7 pence. (Will Book 1, pp. 540-41, Wilkes Co., NC.)"

      BIRTH:
      1. 1850 US: Wilkes Co., North Carolina, p. 204 of 261, 13 Oct 1850, 1698/1698, next door to the family of William Eller (49, b. in Ashe Co.) and his wife Sarah, (46, b in Rutherford Co.):
      Peter Eller, 72, farmer, $400, b. in Rowan Co.
      Mary, 59, b. in Ashe Co. [Note: the age appears wrong since her son William next door is 49 - her age probably should be closer to 69.]
      Delphia, 7, b. in Wilkes Co.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. From a member submitted Ordinance Index without documentation.