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Declaration of 1812 Pension, 1871 Nebraska

Richardson County, Nebraska

Thomas ELDER, 1812 Pension Declaration, 1871, Nebraska

Declaration for Pension 1871

by Thomas ELDER ( son of Robert Elder b. 1769 PA)
(Mother: Mary A. Dempsey b: 28 JUN 1775 in Buffalo, Northumberland, PA)

State of Nebraska
County of Richardson

On the 4th day of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy one, personall appeard before me Aug J. Falsker, County Clerk within and for the county and State aforesaid, Thomas Elder, aged 77 years, a resident of Grant Precinct, County of Richardson, State of Nebraska, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is married, that his wife’s name was Mary E. Daniels, to whom he was married at Mtn Stirling, Brown County, State of Illinois, between the tenth and fifteenth days of April 1867; that he served the full period of sixty days in the Military service of the United States in the war of 1812; that he is the identical Thomas Elder who volunteered in Captain Henry Ulry’s company, Duncan McArthurs Regiment, Gen. Hull’s Brigade, at Adelphi, Ross County, State of Ohio, sometime in the month of April 1812; and was taken prisoner at Gen. Hulls surrender, Fort Detroit, Michigan; that his place of rendervous was Dayton, State of Ohio, as a private soldier under Gov. Meigs as commander, the Gov marched us to Camp Meigs between Dayton and Urbanna, here the Gov publicly delivered his command to Gen. Hull, we then marched to Urbanna and were joined with a portion of the heroes of Tipacanoe commanded by Col Milles, we then proceeded north to The Scioto river and built Fort McArthur; thence to the River Oglaze and built Fort Finly; thence some distance in the black swamp and built Ft. Necessity; thence to Detroit, thence to Sandwich.

Was engaged in a skirmish led by Col. Cass against the British at Aux canards River, between Sandwich and Malden Upper Canada, after this he fought in the battle of Brownstown Mich. under command of Major Vanhorn, here Captains Ulry, Gilercase, Bosler and McCulloch were lost or killed. McCulloch was acting in the capacity of a spy and was killed by the Indians before the commencement of the regular engagement. He was at the siege of Fort Detroit made prisoner upon Gen. Hulls surrender and sent home on parole of honor; crossed lake Erie on the Brig Mary, under British Guards and landed at Cleveland, Ohio, and consequently had no discharge.

That he at no time during the late rebellion against the authority of the United States, adhered to the cause of the enemies of the Government, giving them aid or comfort; or exercised the functions of any office whatever under any authority, or pretended authority, in hostility to the United States; and that he will support the constitution of the United States that he is not in receipt of a pension under any previous act; that he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States, under the provisions of the act approved Feb. the 14th, 1871, and he hereby constitute and appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, Marshal L. Libbee of Richardson County State of Nebraska, his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim and obtain the pension certificate that may be issued; that his post office is at Dawsons Mills, County of Richardson, State of Nebraska, that his domicile or place of abode is in the vicinity of Dawsons Mills County of Richardson, State of Nebraska.
Attest: Thomas Elder
Applicant
(Transcribed by Linda ELDER, Michigan)

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Possible father of Thomas Elder - Robert ELDER Will of Franklin Co PA, 1793.
Wife Hannah, 4 children: Daughter Isabel, son Robert (William Esq and Hannah Execut'rs)
 Listed in Fendrick Collection of Franklin Co Hist Society:
"Vol. A. p. 308", and Probated Sept. 5, 1794.
transcribed at
http://files.usgwarchives.org/pa/franklin/wills/elder-robt.txt

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1850 census

Name:      Thomas Elder
Age:     56
Estimated birth year:     abt 1794
Birth Place:     Pennsylvania
Gender:     Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State):     Effingham, Illinois
Family Number:     603
Household Members:    
Name     Age
Thomas Elder          56  PA Wheelwright
Hannah Elder           54  KY
[Dumah] Elder          20  OH Farmer
Lucinda C Elder        16  OH
Jemima Jane Elder     11 OH
Mary Elder                 75 PA
Arthur Blackburn        24 TN Farmer
Elizabeth Blackburn    21 OH
Source Citation: Year: 1850;
Census Place:  , Effingham, Illinois; Roll  M432_105; Page: 327A; Image: 659.

1860
Name:      Robert Elder
Age in 1860:     34
Birth Year:     abt 1826
Birthplace:     Ohio
Home in 1860:     Buena Vista, Schuyler, Illinois
Gender:     Male
Post Office:     Rushville
Household Members:    
Name     Age
Robert Elder     34  (b. 1826 OH - Farmer)
Lorana Elder     33 (b. 1827 TN)
Eliza J Elder       12  (b. 1848 IL)
Benjamin Elder    9   (b. 1851 IL)
Jeremiah T Elder   2  (b. 1858 IL)
    Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Buena Vista, Schuyler, Illinois;
Roll  M653_228; Page: 132; Image: 132.
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1870
Name:      Thomas Elder
Estimated birth year:     abt 1794
Age in 1870:     76
Birthplace:     Pennsylvania
Home in 1870:     Buena Vista, Schuyler, Illinois
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Post Office:     Rushville
Household Members:    
Name     Age
Thomas Elder     76  PA
Mary Elder          58  PA (b. 1812)
   Source Citation: Year: 1870;
 Census Place: Buena Vista, Schuyler, Illinois;
Roll  M593_276; Page: 83; Image: 167.

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1870
Name:  James Hightower
Estimated birth year:     abt 1820
Age in 1870:     50
Birthplace:     Alabama
Home in 1870:     Camden, Schuyler, Illinois
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Value of real estate:     View image
Post Office:     Wayland
Household Members:    
Name     Age
James Hightower     50
Lurana Hightower     45
William Hightower     12
Thomas E Hightower     10
Mary Hightower     9
Emeline Hightower     8
Benjamin Elder     19
Source Citation: Year: 1870;
Census Place: Camden, Schuyler, Illinois;
Roll  M593_276; Page: 100; Image: 201.

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WorldConnect
by Connie Bellamy
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=elder-etc&id=I578
ID: I578
Name: Robert Elder
Sex: M
Birth: 1826 in Ohio

Father: Thomas Elder b: BET. 1793 - 1794 in PA
Mother: Hannah Semans b: 1796 in KY

Marriage 1 Lorena b: 1827 in Tennessee

Children
    1.     Eliza Elder [b: 1848] in Illinois
    2.     Benjamin Elder [b: 1851] in Illinois
    3.     Jeremiah Elder [b: 1858] in Illinois

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Lookup by Donna Smith of Rushville, IL (12/3/2009):  In Lynn cemetery, Camden Twp., Schuyler Co IL -- Camden Twp. borders Buena Vista Twp. on the west.  Those with stones buried in the Lynn cemetery are as follows.
Benjamin C. ELDER   December 25, 1851 - April 26, 1909
Thomas J. ELDER     died July 17, 1889  aged 29y 11m 18d  [Jeremiah T.]
Hannah ELDER         wife of [old] Thomas  died March 13, 1858   aged 62 years
Catherine ELDER      wife of [old] Thomas  died October 6, 1863  aged 57y 5m
Lurana Y. HIGHTOWER   wife of [1.Robert Elder and 2. James Hightower]
                                             d. January 14, 1872  aged 45 years

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Trial of Eliza J. Elder Garvin - acquitted of husband's murder
http://iagenweb.org/boards/appanoose/documents/index.cgi?read=246862
    Centerville, Iowa, The Appanoose Times, January 6, 1881.

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Death of Jeremiah T. ELDER --The July 18, 1889 issue of The Rushville Times newspaper reads as follows:
     "A sad accident happened at the residence of Allison Ingles, of near Erwin, last evening in which Thomas Elder lost his life.  Something got wrong with the pump and Mr. Elder volunteered to go down and see if it could be fixed.  While he was trying to unloosen one of the sections the wall caved in on him, killing him instantly.  About twenty feet of sand and rock was taken out before his body was recovered.  The unfortunate young man was about 25 years old, and made his home with a brother in that vicinity"

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1870
Name:      Benjamin Elder
Estimated birth year:     abt 1851
Age in 1870:     19
Birthplace:     Illinois
Home in 1870:     Buena Vista, Schuyler, Illinois
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Post Office:     Rushville
Household Members:    
Name     Age
Jonas Lung     38 KY
Dinah Lung     34
Henry L Lung     9
Mary M Lung     7
Albert U S Lung     6
Andrew Lung     4
Benjamin Elder     19
    Source Citation: Year: 1870;
Census Place: Buena Vista, Schuyler, Illinois;
Roll  M593_276; Page: 82; Image: 165.

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1900 census
Name:      Benjamin C Elder
Home in 1900:     Camden, Schuyler, Illinois
Age:     48
Birth Date:     Dec 1851
Birthplace:     Illinois
Race:     White
Ethnicity:     American
Gender:     Male
Relationship to Head of House:     Head
Mother's Birthplace:     Illinois
Spouse's name:     Mary C
Marriage Year:     1896
Marital Status:     Married
Years Married:     4
Residence :     Camden Township, Schuyler, Illinois
Household Members:    
Name     Age
Benjamin C Elder     48  (married 1892)
Mary C Elder     27
Source Citation: Year: 1900;
Census Place: Camden, Schuyler, Illinois;
Roll  T623_344; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 74.

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1880
Name:      Thomas Elder  [Looks like age of Jeremiah T. Elder]
Home in 1880:     Camden, Schuyler, Illinois
Age:     21
Estimated birth year:     abt 1859
Birthplace:     Illinois
Relation to Head of Household:  other than a direct relationship -- Servant/Farm Labor
Father's birthplace:     Ohio
Mother's birthplace:     Ohio
Occupation:     Servant
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Household Members:    
Name     Age
James Avery     32
Martha Avery     28
Lafayette F Avery     9
Thomas Elder     21
Thomas Carnes     63
Source Citation: Year: 1880;
Census Place: Camden, Schuyler, Illinois;
 Roll  T9_250; Family History Film: 1254250; Page: 379.1000;
Enumeration District: 266; Image: 0240.

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Illinois Marriage Index
GARVICE, THOMAS    m.  ELDER, ELIZA JANE      [GARVIN]           
  1865-05-27 00C/0010 00003667 SCHUYLER

ELDER, BENJAMIN C    m.  SCHULTZ, MARY C                   
  1895-12-01 C  /246  371      SCHUYLER 

HIGHTOWER, JAMES     m.  ELDER, LORENA                     
  1861-11-19    /     00003176 SCHUYLER

ELDER, THOMAS    m.  DANIELS, MARY ELIZABETH        
    1867-04-11 C  /54   680      BROWN

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Name:      Polly Daniels  (possible wife of Thomas Elder - married in Brown Co IL)
Age in 1860:     48
Birth Year:     abt 1812
Birthplace:     Pennsylvania
Home in 1860:     Woodstock, Schuyler, Illinois
Gender:     Female
Post Office:     Rushville
Household Members:    
Name     Age
Sarah Daniels        70   (1790 PA)
Polly Daniels         48   (1812 PA)
Daniel L Daniels    29   (1831 PA)
Julia A Daniels       27  (1833 PA)
John M Daniels       3   (1857 IL)
Lucy J Daniels         2    (1858 IL)
Wm H Daniels     9/12  (1859 IL)
    Source Citation: Year: 1860;
Census Place: Woodstock, Schuyler, Illinois;
Roll  M653_228; Page: 123; Image: 123.

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From Dawson, Nebraska to Falls City, Nebraska
 26 minutes/18.81 miles  (east across hwy 73, south to Falls City)
map
http://www.mapquest.com/mq/7-oNkP4Lub

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Surname list for Richardson Co NE Cemeteries, no ELDER so far,
Choosing GRANT township, vol. 3
at
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/richardson/allcem/IdxVol3.html

Heim Cemetery  (possible burial place of Thomas Elder - no marker on list?)
Grant Twn, Sec. 15
From Jct 73 & 75 north of Dawson, .25 mi S. on Hwy 75, turn rt. parallel to hwy, then .25 S. or From Hwy 75 in Dawson, 1 blk W on 10th St., 2 blk N.
400817N  0954958W

HEIM cemetery, Grant Twp, Richardson Co Nebraska  (first burial Crittenden 1888)
at
http://www.penncolonynebraska.org/heim_cemetery/records.htm

FindaGrave.com also has 75 descriptions and photos of Heim Cemetery markers, example Spaulding 
at
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GScid=100753&GRid=42131807&

Page 199 of Richardson Co Cemetery Surname index vol. 3 Libbee, Lucinda (Mother) wife of M.L. Libbee b. 1-25-1838/d. 10-22-1897 Libbee, M.L. (Father) b. 9-19-1837/d. 3-19-1911

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Starr Cemetery (75 markers listed) - this one is early enough for Thomas
at
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101489
Also known as: Draper Cemetery

Iliff Cemetery  (earlier than 1871)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100812&CScn=iliff+&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1877&

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Mt. Sterling, Brown Co IL to Rushville, Schuyler Co IL
Total Travel Estimate:   20 minutes   /   16.61 miles 
map:
http://www.mapquest.com/mq/3-G04y
Total Travel Estimate:   20 minutes   /   16.61 miles 

and
Mt. Sterling, Brown Co IL - to Falls City, Richardson Co NE 
Total Travel Estimate:   5 hours 1 minute   /   300.42 miles
 - fairly straight across to the West
map
http://www.mapquest.com/mq/4-KF1rJgPUBqqo2bmeh*r6

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"Nebraska...Our Towns"--Town of Dawson -- Richardson County - history
at
http://www.casde.unl.edu/history/counties/richardson/dawson

History of Richardson County Nebraska:  Its People, Industries and Institutions (Volume I)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ewilhelm/rich_co_bios.html

Ancestors of Gary and Ardis Dahlstrom Morrison
Robert ELDER, b. 1769 Northumberland Co PA, and others
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~morrgary/families/morrison/wp_morr_gen5.html#272

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1860
Name:      Lucinda C Libbee  (Thomas' daughter Lucinda)
Age in 1860:     27
Birth Year:     abt 1833
Birthplace:     Ohio
Home in 1860:     Camden, Schuyler, Illinois
Gender:     Female
Post Office:     Camden
Household Members:   
Name     Age
Marshal Libbee     23
Lucinda C Libbee     27
Marshal A Libbee     3/12 (1857)
Zavian Adams     56
Source Citation: Year: 1860;

Census Place: Camden, Schuyler, Illinois;

Roll  M653_228; Page: 218; Image: 220; Family History Library Film: 803228.
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1880 census
Name:      Lucindie C. Libbee
Home in 1880:     Grant, Richardson, Nebraska
Age:     44
Estimated birth year:     abt 1836
Birthplace:     Ohio
Relation to Head of Household:     Wife
Spouse's name:     M. L.
Father's birthplace:     Ohio
Mother's birthplace:     Ohio
Occupation:     Keeping House
Marital Status:     Married
Race:     White
Gender:     Female
Household Members:   
Name     Age
M. L. Libbee              42
Lucindie C. Libbee     44
Elsie A. Libbee          18
Ella Smith                   6
    Source Citation: Year: 1880;
Census Place: Grant, Richardson, Nebraska; Roll  T9_754;
Family History Film: 1254754; Page: 507.3000; Enumeration District: 319; Image: 0801.

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1880
Name:      Ella Smith
Home in 1880:     Grant, Richardson, Nebraska
Age:     6
Estimated birth year:     abt 1874
Birthplace:     Iowa
Relation to Head of Household:     Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Father's birthplace:     Iowa
Mother's birthplace:     Iowa

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1900
Name:      Albert M Libbee
[Albert Libbee]
Home in 1900:     Grant, Richardson, Nebraska
Age:     40
Birth Date:     Apr 1860
Birthplace:     Illinois
Race:     White
Ethnicity:     American
Gender:     Male
Relationship to Head of House:     Head
Father's Birthplace:     Michigan
Mother's Birthplace:     Ohio
Spouse's name:     Bertha
Marriage Year:     1885
Marital Status:     Married
Years Married:     15
Residence :     Dawson Village, Richardson, Nebraska
Household Members:   
Name     Age
Albert M Libbee     40
Bertha Libbee     36
Harry L Libbee     14
Loren A Libbee     12
Freda A Libbee     10
Marshal J Libbee     7
Lova Libbee     3
    Source Citation: Year: 1900;
Census Place: Grant, Richardson, Nebraska;
 Roll  T623_938; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 142.

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"THOMAS DENTON ELDER"  b. 1856 in Illinois
son of Samuel D Elder born June 1819 in Jackson County, Ohio.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/pa/ThomasDentonElder.htm

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