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Descendants of John Elmore Sr.

John4 Elmore, Sr. (possibly John Bernard Elmore) (Peter3, Peter2, Thomas1) was born January 22, 1724/25 in New Kent Co. VA, and died Abt 1786. He married Mary.

It is believed that all of John & Mary's children were born in either Lunenburg Co. VA or neighboring Brunswick Co. After the death of John's father in 1738, the whole Elmore family, headed by John's grandmother Rebecca, moved from New Kent Co. to neighboring Henrico Co. VA. The family settled on land bordering the Chickamominy River John, still a young boy, was among the family members who removed to these new lands and it was here that John grew into manhood.

During the early years of the Revolutionary War, John and his family migrated to Orange Co. NC. In the 1779 tax list for that county the names of both John Elmore and his son John appear.

In 1765 William Martin Jr. bought 92 acres on the North side of Middle Cedar Creek from John Elmore, "...along William Martin's line & County Line." (this appears to be the same land he purchased in 1759 from Robert Moore Sr.) Wit: Robert Moore, Valentine Moore, Philemon Lacy.

Children of John and Mary Elmore are:

Generation No. 2

William5 Elmore, Sr. (John4, Peter3, Peter2, Thomas1) was born February 04, 1759 in VA., and died Aft 1832. (notes: Revolutionary War soldier, possibly 1st VA Regiment; moved to Lincoln Co. NC prior to 1790; wrote a letter concerning Edward Rippy's war record; some researchers disagree about who fathered William). He married Mary Rippy, Sarah June 22, 1782 in Orange Co. NC., daughter of Edward Rippy and Susannah Thomas.

Children of William Elmore and Mary Rippy are:

Mary5 Elmore (John4, Peter3, Peter2, Thomas1) was born Abt 1761 in Haw River Alamance NC. or VA., and died September 07, 1844 in Cherokee Co. SC.. She married Edward R. Rippy, Jr. March 16, 1782 in Orange Co. NC. (near Haw River), son of Edward Rippy and Susannah Thomas. (buried in Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee Co. SC; tombstone reads: "Mary Rippy 1761 who died September 7, 1844, aged 84"; some researchers believe Mary was the daughter of Athanasius Elmore; the Lutts book lists her birthplace as Virginia.)

Children of Mary Elmore and Edward Rippy are:

Ann5 Elmore (John4, Peter3, Peter2, Thomas1) was born Abt 1762, and died Bef 1814. She married (1) Hugh Kerr. She married (2) James McSwain, Sr. May 01, 1782 in Orange Co. NC.

Child of Ann Elmore and James McSwain is:

Generation No. 3

Edward Ross6 Rippy, III "Squire Ned" (Mary5 Elmore, John4, Peter3, Peter2, Thomas1) was born 1791 in Rutherford Co. NC. (Cleveland Co.), and died May 15, 1874. He married (1) Mary Martin, Polly May 31, 1810 in Lincoln Co. NC, daughter of William Martin and Hannah Irvin. He married (2) Selina Hopper, Salena June 04, 1840, daughter of Charles Hopper and Barbara Sarratt. He married (3) Margaret Roach, Peggy January 25, 1848, daughter of Joseph Roach and Jane. He married (4) Elizabeth Nee November 1865.

Children of Edward Rippy and Mary Martin are:

Note: Some of this information comes from "The Trunk of an Elmore Family Tree" by William E. Elmore, published Florissant, MO. 1992.

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Due to time and space constraints the above material has been somewhat abreviated. Any comments or corrections to this information would be greatly appreciated. Please send them to me... Jeffrey Lee Martin