Elrod Family Genealogy

More — and NEW! — Elrod Photos

Our newest contribution to our community of Elrod genealogists — a beginning photo album.  

If you’d like to submit  photo of an Elrod ancestor, please contact the Editor on Gmail account B O H U N N E  (followed by the AT sign and GMAIL).

Click on thumbnails for a bigger picture.

Samuel J.  Elrod, son of Jacob Elrod, grandson of Samuel Elrod III;
with wife Lucinda Fowler


Samuel & Lucinda Elrod, about 1915; PHOTOGRAPH[

The power of a painter! A  colorized “portrait” of Samuel & Lucinda Elrod.

Close-up view of Samuel & Lucinda

Samuel J. Elrod (abt. 1857, Polk TN (?)  – 1937, Fannin, GA);and wife Lucinda Fowler ( 1869, Jasper, GA – bef. 1937)


Owensby sisters, descendants of Samuel Elrod

Descendants of Rev. Samuel Elrod (Samuel III).

Marie Owensby (Dec 6, 1931 – Jan. 2008), Bessie Crane Owensby ( Mar 28, 1931-May 5, 2004), Hettie Elrod Owensby, and infant  Doris Faye Owensby (July 1953-August 1958).

Hettie Elrod, husband John Owensby, children Marie and Johnny. Photo taken about 1935.

Two Elrod sisters: Hettie Elfelda & Effie Anna, 1979

Two Elrod sisters: Hettie Elfelda & Effie Anna, 1979

Hettie Elfelda Elrod (Feb 6, 1905 –  June 8, 1981)
and Effie Anna Elrod (April 10, 1897 – May 13, 1983)

Descendants of Samuel Elrod through Jacob Elrod, Sr.

William Alfred Elrod (1883-1957)Will Elrod, about 1917
Will Elrod, about 1917

Tomb of Jacob Elrod and Nancy Catherine Hartness

Jacob Ellsberry Elrod (1859-1938) and Nancy Catherine Hartness Elrod (1861-1941),

buried at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Morganton, GA.


Below are reproductions from tintypes of the family of Elijah Bennet Elrod (b. 1850, Anderson, SC.) and his family.
Ancestry:  Elijah Bennet – George Griffin – Levi – Samuel II – Samuel I – Wilhelm I – Johan Dieter Elrodt

These pictures below are from a tintype and are very grainy.  Wait a few seconds for the resolution to adjust.

The family of Elijah Bennett Elrod

The family of Elijah Bennett Elrod

Back row, L to R:   Basil Herndon Elrod, Lee
Arnold Elrod;Front row:  Elijah Bennett Elrod, Marvin R. Elrod, Ida Ella
Swann (Elrod), Lilla V. Elrod, Lucy Elrod (Barclay), Benjamin F. Elrod Elijah Bennett Elrod & Ida Ella Swann

Elijah Bennett Elrod & Ida Ella Swann

Elijah Bennet Elrod and his wife Ida Ella Swann Elrod.

Elijah Bennett Elrod and son Benjamin

Elijah Bennett Elrod and son Benjamin F


Sarah Ann Elrod (McKinley) was a daughter of John Elrod and granddaughter of Robert Elrod (John –  Robert – Christopher Sr. – Johan Dieter Elrodt).  She was born 28 July 1823 in Bethel, Clermont Co., Ohio, and died 13 June 1918 in Okeene, Blaine Co., Oklahoma, but spent much of her life in Kansas.  A fictionalized version of her remarkable story is in Joseph Lawlor Gomez, Sarah Ann: The Story of a Pioneer Woman Biographical Pub Co, 1997.
Her husband’s genealogy and her children are listed in


A new set of photos. 
Click on photos to see larger images.

The farm and land of Thomas Benton Elrod, Jr. (1843-1926) and Sarah Margaret
Givens Elrod (1863-1929.   Special thanks to Lavonne
Elrod Zimmer.

Family and neighbors  at the 70th birthday celebration of Thomas Benton Elrod, Jr.  1913.

Bent Elrod Homestead in Maries County, MO.

Photo, 2011. Courtesy Lavonne Elrod Zimmer

Elrod House

Elrod House


Sept., 1913. Elrods and friends


The family of Thomas Benton Elrod.

 The family of Thomas Benton Elrod.

The Elrod Farm, oil painting by a family friend, 1980s

 The Elrod Farm, oil painting by a family friend, 1980s.



Another view

Another view

Allen and Zillah Elrod.

Allen and Zillah Elrod

Many thanks to our Elrod Cousins for these photos and for supplying names and
dates of the ancestors in them!


11 Responses to “More — and NEW! — Elrod Photos”

  1. Maria Henry Champion said

    Effie Anna Elrod was my great grandmother! Effie raised my mother as her own child. I have never seen this photo before but I would love more of them! Thanks for this hidden treasure.

  2. Maria Henry Champion said

    Oh my God! The photo of Samuel is just like my great grandmother always told us! and Effie Anna looked just like Lucinda. This is absolutely priceless!

  3. MY grandfather was levi ashbury elrod he was married to hattie this is so wonderful about his site. Thank you so much.

  4. Lisa said

    Hi, Does anyone know where Lucinda Fowler Elrod and Samuel Elrod, her husband, are buried? Please share any information, I appreciate it.

  5. Lisa said

    My email is,, I accidentally sent a wrong address in my last message, on March 30, 2011. By the way, are there more pictures of this Elrod family? It looks as if some pictures are cut off on the page above this comment box, next to Lucinda and Samuel’s pictures. Any help with that? Thanks either way,Lisa.

  6. This blog has been tested on three different browsers. If you cannot see photo thumbnails well enough, try clicking on the photo. That should give you a full-size view.
    – The Editor

  7. Lisa said

    I have found on Georgia’s Virtual vault, a document that has the name, Samuel T. / J. Elrod on it. This document was the Floyd Co.,Georgia Militia Enlistment, District 855,42nd militia list. The name ,Samuel is spelled on the document as,Saml J. or T. Elrod.His name is # 6 on the page. Just FYI.

  8. Kevin Elrod said

    I am looking for a photo of my Great Great Grandfather Samuel Montgomery Elrod or his father Smith Montgomery (GUM) Elrod. Both lived in Porterfield, TN Rutherford/Cannon Co line. Both are buried in Trimble Cemetery in Rutherford Co. TN.

    I also read where someone in the family has Gum’s bible. I couldn’t tell who wrote it though. I would love to take photographs of it and any personal notes he may have written inside it.

    If you can help please contact me: Kevin Scott Elrod son of Benjamin Scott, son of Harry Morton, son of James Madison, son of Samuel Montgomery, son of Smith Montgomery, son of Jeremiah II, son of Jeremiah I, son of Johan Teter Elrod. A photo of anyone of these Elrod’s in my direct line would be amazing.

  9. LaVaughn Elrod Zimmer said

    Several weeks ago I e-mailed some photos of the Elrod’s of Maries County, Missouri that included the “Bent Elrod
    Homestead” and have been unable to find where they were posted or any further information in regard to them.
    I would like to know if anything was done with them.

    LaVaughn Elrod Zimmer

  10. William Horton said

    I nave discovered that my G grandfather John W4lliam Elrod was m. #1 to Minerva {lena } Postell @ 1876, but cannot find proof of wedding of where …can anyone help ?? their son, Robert Garfield Elrod was my gtanpa..Thanks…
    William Horton

    • william horton, jr. said

      William Elrod was on 1880 census with Minerva,wife and daughter nancy or Lucinda, in Cherokee co. nc…is this John William Elrod and wife Lena a. Postell, parents of Robert Garfield Elrod, b. 1881, NC ??? Robert Garfield Elrod m. Rutha Magdalena Crawford, of Fannin, Ga dau. of Samuel Houston Crawford.. I need corrorabation for John William and Lena A. Postell to keep my records true !!! Thank you very MUCH !!! bill
      William Horton

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