- Born: 20 Nov 1843, Virginia
- Marriage: Louisiana Norfleet
- Died: 6 Feb 1921, Nansemond Co., VA at age 77
Civil War Soldiers:
Residence: Nansemond County, Virginia
Enlistment Date: 19 Feb 1862
Enlistment Place: Pinner's Point, Norfolk County
Side Served: Confederacy
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 19 February 1862 in Company I, 9th Infantry Regiment Virginia at the age of 19.
The 1880 Federal Census for Cyress District, Nansemond Co., VA, District 53, page 68B, dated July 8, 1880 records Elkanah (38 - VA/VA/VA) and Louisana (39 - VA/VA/VA) and children John W. (9), Hattie V. (7), Jesse E. (6), Lizzie E. (4), Chumie E. (2), and Eva May (4/12).
The 1900 Federal Census for Cyress District, Nansemond Co., VA, District 24, page 55A, dated June 13, 1900 records Elkana (Oct 1844 - VA/VA/VA) and Louisana (Dec 1843 - VA/VA/VA) and children Hattie (Nov 1875), Jesse (Jan 1877), Lizzie (March 1878), Chanie E. (Feb 1879), and Eva May (April 1882). Elkana and Louisana have been married for 30 years and have had 7 children of whom 6 are still living.
Note: There is a WWI Draft record for Chammie Elkanah Harrell, born July 29, 1878 and living in Nansemond Co., VA. He lists Elkanah Harrell as his nearest relative.
The 1910 Federal Census for Cyress District, Nansemond Co., VA, District 9, page 69B, dated May 21, 1910 records the widower Elkna Harrell (65 - VA/VA/VA) with his children Hattie (35), Lizzie (33), and C. E. (31). Also in the household is Elkna' single aunt, Mary Byrd (85)
Birth Date: 20 Nov 1843
Age at Death: 77
Death Date: 6 Feb 1921
Burial Place: Suffolk, Suffolk City, Virginia
Elkanah married Louisiana Norfleet, daughter of John Abraham Norfleet and Rachael L. Knight. (Louisiana Norfleet was born circa 1841 in Nansemond Co, VA, died on 11 Nov 1906 in Whaleyville, Nansemond Co., VA. and was buried on 12 Nov 1906 in Liberty Springs Christian Church Cemetery, Nansemond Co., VA.)