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ELDER DNA Research - Summary

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ELDER DNA Research - Summary

    70 ELDER DNA kits are now divided into at least
    6 separate groups by their DNA matches,
    plus others that don't match any ELDER group.

    See also Family Tree DNA ELDER charts:

    CHART 1. FRANKLIN CO PA group: 24 matching entries
    Includes known descendants
    of "ROBERT ELDER, b. 1730 Perth, Scotland - d. 1807 FRANKLIN CO PA."
    Also includes 4 descendants of
    "GEORGE ELDER, d. 1800 Bedford Co PA,"
    and one known descendant of
    (Those 3 Rev. War Soldiers could be brothers.)
    Others matching:
    JAMES ELDER SR. of Clarion Co PA
    JOHN ELDER, Mercer Co PA
    JOHN ELDER, Beaver Co PA
    ANDREW R. ELDER- March 15,1795 -July 1854 in Alexander County, NC
    JOHN ELDER, res. Iredell Co NC 1800
    SAMUEL ELDER, Sevier Co TN
    JACOB ELDER d. 1818 Lincoln Co KY
    JOHN ELDER, b. abt 1814 NC

    Kit #116194
    William S. ELDER b. 1826 Franklin Co PA - d. 1887 Clarion Co PA

    CHART 2. GLASGOW group: 5 Newly traced Descendants from Scotland.
    (Not matching other ELDER lines)

    CHART 3. MAINE ELDER group (4 entries):

    by Jim Weyand
    # ID: I811
    # Name: Samuel ELDER
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: 29 AUG 1748 in Windham, ME
    # Death: 10 MAY 1819 in Gorham/Windham, Me
    # Occupation: Carpenter

    Father: Samuel ELDER b: BEF 1710 in Artemore, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland
    Mother: Mary HUSTON b: ABT 1700

    A. SAMUEL TYNG ELDER (matches 12/12, 35/37, 64/67 with England)
    b. 1784 Portland, Cumberland, ME,
    d. 1829 Moss Point, Jackson Co., MS

    B. ANDREW ELDER d. 1807 Madison Co., KY (12/12, 65/67 with ME/MS)

    C. ALEXANDER ELDER,b. 1796, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland,
    England (12/12, 64/67 with ME/MS and KY)

    D. GEORGE ELDER (b. 1811 E. Anstruther, Fife - d. Ontario, Canada)  (12/12)
    JOHN ELDER (b. 1769 Crail, Fife)
    may be related to JOHN ELDER, b. 1806 Crail, Fife - immigr. NJ/CT

    See CRAIL notes:

    CHART 4. PAXTANG PA: 8 entries
    A."ROBERT ELDER, b. 1679 Scotland-- d. PAXTANG PA" (3 entries)
    [his son "Rev. John ELDER of PAXTANG"]
    [Excellent Descendant's paper trail with DNA to match this
    very different "I = VIKING HAPLOGROUP"]

    B."Robert Scott ELDER" --his ELDER family still lives in
    ELDERS RIDGE PA--they have an ELDER family BIBLE to
    prove he is the 10th ROBERT in the PAXTANG line. See:

    C. JOHN ELDER of BALLYMONEY, Co. ANTRIM, Northern Ireland (2), see

    D. ROBERT ELDER of Inch Island, Co. Donegal, Ireland, see
    Inch Island ELDER webpage:

    E. William Hoyt Elder, b. 1867, Spartanburg, SC
    matches 66/67-- STEWART #5830, 36246, etc.

    F. ROBERT ELDER, b. 1828 Indiana Co PA - d. 1892 Dallas Co IA  (10/12)

    CHART 5. PETER ELDER of VA group: entries
    Excellent paper trails for these matching entries.
    (Lee ELDER book)
    See Worldconnect by Melissa Speed

    Bob Elder's webpage for documents and notes, at

    WorldConnect for Kendle Elder of "PETER ELDER" group

    CHART 6. WILLIAM ELDER (Catholic of Frederick Co MD): 5 entries
    Excellent paper trail for 4 of these matching entries.
    Other ELDER researchers have known CATHOLIC paper trails.

    More research needed for Owen Leroy ELDER, b. 1883 Arkansas,

    Father may be H.O. ELDER
    f: Thomas Elder, b. 1812 KY
    f: Ignatius ELDER, b. 1782 MD
    Sharon Gifford's WorldConnect
    for Ignatius ELDER

    Emmitsburg MD Cemetery photos by Patrick Elder, Sept. 2006
    Links to photo on one webpage:

    7. More Different ELDER DNA in file which doesn't match any ELDER,
    some of them in Scotland!