NameElisha Melvin Burton Tolliver
Birth25 Dec 1885, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death19 Nov 1930, Scioto Co., Ohio
Marriage17 Sep 1908, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseNettie Mae Hall, 1C2R
Birth12 Feb 1885, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death13 May 1969, Greenup Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1910, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth11 Oct 1916, Lewis Co., Kentucky
Birth1 Jun 1921, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Elisha Melvin Burton Tolliver
His WWI Draft Registration card, issued in 1917/1918 (the images on Ancestry do not show the side of the card that has the date it was filed), say Elisha Melvin Burton Tolliver, age 32, residence Morehead, Ky, born 25 Dec 1885, occupation police, employer’s name “Government works Nitro W. Va”, nearest relative Nettie Tolliver, wife.
Notes for Elisha Melvin Burton & Nettie Mae (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 6, p. 439, records marriage on 17 Sep 1908 of Elishia B. Tolliver, 21, s/o R. W. Tolliver (b. N.C.) and Pina Wilson (b. Elliott Co.) to Nettie M. Hall, 23, d/o Ben & Clemma Hall, at Clemma Hall's by Wesley Cox, witnesses Clemmie Hall & Clarence Hall. (Elisha's mother had probably remarried, since she is listed as Piety Adkins on her own marriage record in book A, and in all early Rowan Co. marriage books, mothers of the bridal couple are listed under their married names, not their maiden names.)
Elisha and Nettie were first cousins, Elisha’s father and Nettie’s mother being brother and sister.
I cannot find this family in the 1910 census.
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, precinct #9 (Wagoner), lists as family #18/20:
Tolliver, E. M. D., 34; Nettie, wife, 34; Harrison (?), son, 10; Etta Loretta, dau, 3 2/12; Hall, Clemma, mother-in-law, 60. (The name of the son is very hard to read. The enumerator first wrote Etta Loretta in that line, then tried to erase it and write over it much darker. What it most looks like is Ham••r, where the dots represent blobs of ink. There are no descenders, so it isn’t Hampton or Hopkins. Hanover and Hamner are other possible interpretation.)
1930 census of Greenup Co., Ky, Thompson precinct, enumerated 2 April, lists on p. 1A as family #5:
Tolliver, Elisha B., 43, age at first marriage 21, farmer, b. Ky NC Ky; Netie M., wife, 45, age at first marriage 22, b. Ky Ky Ky; Loretta E., dau, 13, b. Ky Ky Ky; Charles E., Jr., son, 8, b. Ky Ky Ky; Baker, Clemmie T., mother-in-law, 70, widowed, age at first marriage 18, b. Ky NC WVa.