Richard Elson was born in 1738 and died December 4, 1804. Richard married Mary Turner born December 25, 1742 and died in 1810.

Richard and Mary had  (other children not yet posted)
John Harris Elson I was born April 13, 1771 and died October 15, 1822. John married Margaret Wiggins born December 16, 1771 and died September 27, 1848.

John and Margaret had the following children:
Edward Elson born August 15, 1792 died August 11, 1834
Mary Elson born February 28, 1795
Sarah Elson born  February 22, 1800
William Elson born  June 20, 1802
Rachel Elson born July 14, 1804 d: 1875
John Harris Elson born October 10, 1806
George Elson born January 12, 1812
Charity Elson born March 13, 1814 died October 22, 1885
Richard Elson married (1) Fredericka Sophia Boegel and had the following:
   Charlotte Sophia Elson born January 29, 1828 died  January 29, 1828
   
Charity Margaret Elson married William Harkness Greer, Sr.
   
Catharine Elizabeth Elson born January 29, 1828 died December 05, 1895 married      Thomas Hughes Whitacre born 1822 died 1890
   
Augustus Richard Elson born  August 01, 1829 d: April 25, 1904 married Margaret       Elizabeth Ross born November 20, 1836 died  February 11, 1915
Richard married (2) Sarah Ann Brandon born March 13, 1806 died March 21, 1848 and had the following children:
   
Theodore Brandon Elson born May 23, 1835
   
Mary Fredericka Elson born March 11, 1838 died April 1906 married Reuben Redman
   
Corwin Clay Elson born December 20, 1841 died August 15, 1926 married Selena         Letitia Rutter born December 16, 1849 died  August 17, 1922
   
Sarah Anne Elson born August 30, 1845
   
Richard Elson born May 04, 1847, died March 06, 1936 married Catherine Anne Baxter born 1849 died 1926
            
Photo used with permission by Judy Papendick
Standing: L to R
Margaret Elizabeth Ross (Mrs. Augustus R. Elson) 1836-1915,
Augustus Richard Elson 1829-1904,
Corwin Clay Elson 1841-1926, Richard Elson III 1847-1936
Sitting: L to R
Selena Letitia Rutter (Mrs. Corwin C. Elson) 1849-1922,
Charity Margaret Elson (Mrs. William H. Greer) 1828-1896, Catherine Elizabeth Elson (Mrs. Thomas Whitacre) 1828-1895,
Catherine Anne Baxter (Mrs. Richard Elson) 1849-1926
Descendants of Richard Elson