Elijah Samuel Lamar

Family Search ID: LDV9-Y4M

Person Chart


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
John Samuel Lamar III abt 1765 Nancy Ann Randall (Lamar) 1762

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 1792 Kentucky
Other Event 03 Jul 1815 Perry County, Indiana, United States Served on first Grand Jury of Perry County, Indiana.
Marriage bef 1817
Divorce abt 1817
Marriage 24 Nov 1817 Perry County, Indiana, United States
Death 1834 Spencer County, Indiana, United States


One scandalous bit of history that was uncovered in Perry County Probate is an account of Elijah and Betsy Summers. It seems that she was having an affair with one Kelton Murray and was prosecuted by the US Government. Kelton Murray had been at odds with the Lamar's before, having raced Uriah Lamar in 1812 to the land office in Vincennes in pursuit of the same piece of property. Elijah Lamar divorced Betsy and married Polly Wright.
Elijah and Polly both died young and John S. Lamar (Elijah's younger brother) was appointed guardian of the 5 minor children in 1835. John S. died in 1839 and guardianship of the 5 as well as their own 8 children went to John S.'s wife Elizabeth.
Elijah Lamar estate sale was dated 14 May 1834, Spencer County, Indiana . Trusten Wollen (his brother, John S.'s father-in-law) was named administrator, appraised 23 Dec 1833 by John Childers and John Connor. Accounts with Samuel Baird, R Bates, StephenP Sissney, Thomas Sumner, Hug h Masterson. Records of Court of Probate, Held at the house of A. W. Dorsey in the Town of Rockport 24 May 1819 - 11 Apr 1822.