Elisha Buchanan "Buck" Linder

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Elisha Buchanan "Buck" Linder, son of William Linder and Mary Jane Hall, was born at Jackson Co., Tennessee, 26 September 1856.1,2,3 He died at Enfield, White Co., Illinois, in December 1876.4,5,6

Elisha married Emma Luella Epperson, daughter of David Lambert Epperson and Susan Jane Smith, at Enfield 9 April 1876.7,8,6,5

A William Linder is identified as the owner of Lot #5 in Section 3 of the Big Prairie Cemetery in White Co. This is perhaps the resting place of Elisha, but no stone is recorded. His parents are buried at Mills Shoals.9


Emma Luella Epperson b. 16 Jun 1859, d. 30 Jan 1938
This person was last edited on30 Aug 2020


  1. [S1095] Wheeler Family Genealogy Pages, online http://www.wheeler-roots.org, "Elisha Buchanan 'Buck' Linder". Hereinafter cited as Wheeler Pages.
  2. [S458] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), District #2, Jackson Co., Tennessee, population schedule, sheet #203/25, dwelling #170, family #171, William Linder household, age 5, born in Tennessee, named "Buck"; original data: NARA micropublication M653, Eighth Census of the United States, 1438 rolls, roll #1258.
  3. [S459] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Burnt Prairie Precinct, White Co., Illinois, population schedule, sheet #278/32, dwelling #272, family #251, William Linder household, age 12, born in Tennessee, cannot write; original data: NARA micropublication M593, Ninth Census of the United States, 1748 rolls, roll #289.
  4. [S1092] Wabash County Historical Society, Wabash County Illinois: Volume 1: History and Families 1824-1993 (Marion, Kentucky: Riverbend Publishing, 1993), 288, further cited as Wabash Historical Society, Wabash Co. Families.
  5. [S1106] Jean Seaton, Smith Family Notes, Photocopy of Unpublished Research Notes & Letters, Gregory Cooke, Clarkdale, Arizona, Buck Linder FGS.
  6. [S731] "Descendants of Charles Epperson", 13 Oct 1991, Gene Wheeler (Rockford, Illinois). Research Report to Major Gregory Don Cooke (Vandenberg AFB, California), 10; copy in the Gregory Cooke Clarkdale, Arizona.
  7. [S1269] White County Courthouse, Carmi, Illinois, Marriage records, 1816-1918, 6:11, FHL microfilm 977070, further cited as White Co., Illinois marriage records.
  8. [S1095] Wheeler Pages, online http://www.wheeler-roots.org, "Buck Linder."
  9. [S1272] Harriet B. Vaught, Cemeteries of White County, Illinois (n.p.: p.p., c1970), 2:200, further cited as Vaught, Cemeteries of White County.
  10. [S1025] Mina Jane Smith Askrin, Death Certificates, File No. 828 (1965), Indiana State Department of Health, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  11. [S1641] Wabash Co. Courthouse, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Marriages 1857-1930, 1:239, FHL microfilm 1416803, further cited as Wabash Co. Marriages.
  12. [S1106] Seaton, Smith Family Notes, Fred Smith FGS.