Joseph Elam1,2

M, #403, b. circa 20 February 1814, d. after 1867
Last Edited=1 Apr 2013
     Joseph Elam, son of John Elam and Jane (?), was born circa 20 February 1814 at Birstall, Yorkshire, England.3,4 Joseph Elam was the son of John Elam and Jane (?).5,6 He was also known as Thomas The death certificate of Jane Elam states that her father's name was Thomas. However, there were no Thomas Elam's in Wisconsin at the time of her birth. I believe that his name was actually Joseph..7

Joseph Elam married Mary Thornton on 19 October 1835 at Birstall, Yorkshire.8,9,10

In 1850, Joseph Elam appeared on the United States Census, at Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin, In 1850, Joseph Elam was listed as a farmer and had $500 real estate.11

On May 15, 1857, Joseph Elam signed a land purchase agreement for 40 acres in Wisconsin.12

In 1860, Joseph Elam appeared on the United States Census, at Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin, In 1860, Joseph Elam was listed as a farmer with $3000 real estate and $400 personal estate.13

Joseph Elam died after 1867. Joseph Elam did not appear on the 1870 census with the rest of his family.14

Children of Joseph Elam and Mary Thornton

Citations

  1. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Town of Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Page 625.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  2. [S16] Marriage Record, Wisconsin certificate number 01647, marriage of Thomas Bailey and Jane Elam. photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  3. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S492] Family Search.org, online, citing England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JWKV-SJH : accessed 10 Mar 2013), Joseph Elam, 20 Feb 1814.. Hereinafter cited as Family Search.org.
  5. [S40] Church of Latter Day Saints, Births or Christenings, Birstall, Bts, Yorkshire, England 1724-1847, Family History Center film, Carlsbad Family History Center, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, This is more a conjecture than substantiated fact. This John was born in the same town at about the right time that I would expect, supposing the family stayed in the same town in England until they went to the U.S.. Hereinafter cited as Births, Yorkshire, England.
  6. [S40] Church of Latter Day Saints, Births or Christenings, Birstall, Bts, Yorkshire, England 1724-1847, Family History Center film, Carlsbad Family History Center, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico. Hereinafter cited as Births, Yorkshire, England.
  7. [S7] Death Certificate, Jane Elam's Death Certificate. photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  8. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Page 402.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  9. [S39] Salt Lake City, UT, Marriages, Birstall, Bts., Yorks, Eng 1724-1837
    , Family History Center film # 6911083, Carlsbad Family History Center, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, Page 739.. Hereinafter cited as Yorkshire Marriages.
  10. [S261] Genealogical Society of Utah, History of Iowa County, Wisconsin (Chcago, IL: Western Historical Company), FHC film 1036214, item 4, page 897.. Hereinafter cited as History of Iowa County, WI.
  11. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin, Page 402.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  12. [S41] Wisconsin Land Records, Land Office 10: Document #25719, Abstracted and listed on Wisconsin Internet Site; digital image by subscriptionAncestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com). Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin Land Records.
  13. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. P. 625, FHC #0805412.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  14. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  15. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.