GaladrielGaladriel (4863 F.A.) - At the end of the Third Age, Galadriel was the oldest living Elf in Middle-earth (although her husband, Celeborn, may be about as old; and there are undoubtedly older Elves in Aman), exceeding Elrond in age by several centuries.  She is the product of royal blood, being the grand-daughter of both King Finwë of the Noldor and King Olwë of the Teleri.  Her father was Finarfin, the youngest son of Finwë, and she herself is his youngest child and only daughter.  She joined Fëanor when he was exiled from Valinor and settled in Beleriand where she met her husband, Celeborn of Doriath.


"...but Galadriel, the only woman of the Noldor to stand that day tall and valiant among the contending princes, was eager to be gone.  No oaths she swore, but the words of Fëanor concerning Middle-earth had kindled in her heart, for she yearned to see the wide unguarded lands and to rule there a realm at her own will." ~The Silmarillion, chap. 9 (Of the flight of the Noldor)