For 30 years, the Eller Family Association has met every two years to discuss family history, make connections and socialize.
Our 2019 Conference is planned for July 24-28, 2019 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Wilkesboro is in an area where a number of Eller families settled. A conference registration form is available here.
It is believed that Peter Eller (1748-1799), son of George Michael Eller (1722-1778), the immigrant, setteled in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Some research says he died there. Other research says he died in nearby Ashe County. Peter is believed to be the only child by George Michael's first (unknown) wife. He is believed to have served in the American Revolution in the 10th Regmt. of the North Carolina Volunteers.
The purpose of the Eller Family Association is to draw all Ellers, regardless of their particular family line, and allied families into a cooperative effort. The EFA has already demonstrated that this approach is the quickest and most efficient mechanism for sharing family history and genealogical information.
About the Eller Family Association
The EFA exists to assist all Eller and associated family lines worldwide to: discover and preserve our historical past, report current events and ongoing contributions, develop and expand current family ties, provide ongoing biennial meetings to summarize accomplishments and to socialize and provide inspired direction as we focus on the future.
For more information on the Eller Family Association, its officers, publications, DNA project, membership, news and conferences, click on the "EFA Info" tab in the horizontal menu above.
The Eller Family Association now has more than 50,000 names in our searchable, online database. There are some duplications, but most of those listed are there only once. In addition, there are now more than a hundred photos linked to individuals. There are some 80 research documents ranging from books with hundreds of pages to smaller one or two page biographies. These have been added to 17 years of our quarterly publication, “The Chronicles.” Those publications are all searchable.
All of this information is available without charge to the hundreds of Eller genealogists who visit our site regularly. But we need your help. While those of us working with the EFA are volunteers, there are costs that we must cover. Please consider joining our organization.
Wilkesboro And Wilkes County
The place hosting the 2019 Eller Family Association, Wilkesboro, has served as a county seat since 1778, when the new county of Wilkes was formed. The earliest European settlers included Christopher Gist, who came around 1750 and had a home on the northern side of the river, and a man named Owen, at Owen's Knob. Daniel Boone had once lived 15 miles up the river but was long gone by the time the town was founded (the Boone family moved to Kentucky in 1773). There are a number of Eller families who trace their roots back to early Wilkes County history. We believe George Michael Eller's son, Peter B. Eller died there before 1799.
The May 1993 issue of the "Chronicles" contains an article on America Elizabeth Eller of Wilkes County (1850-1925) and her family.
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