ELDER Book references found online

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Elder book references

    **ELDER BOOK REFERENCES for online links:
    Nancy's notes on a webpage

    LDS catalog print copy of LEE ELDER's "PETER ELDER" book**


    Title "The Elder families" (of PETER ELDER)
    compiled by Lee M. Elder
    Authors Elder, Lee M. (Lee Murzel), 1923- (Main Author)
    Notes A genealogy of the descendants of Peter Elder who came to Norfolk, Virginia
    in the early 1600's. He was married in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
    His wife's name is unknown. He died 5 Aug 1674 at Rappahannock, Virginia.
    Includes Hale, Hardigree, Marshall, Maxey, Sims, Thomas, and related families.
    Includes index.
    929.273 EL22ee FHL FAM HIST Book Available (no film)
    Format Books/Monographs
    Language English
    Publication San Angelo, Texas : L.M. Elder, 1992
    Physical vi, [460] p. ; 28 cm.
    Edition rev.
    See also: WorldConnect for "PETER ELDER" entries:
    by Melissa Speed

    Indexed by Google:


    "PAXTANG PA" DNA group - PAXTANG ELDER chapter in book:
    Title "Pennsylvania genealogies: Scotch-Irish and German" by William Henry Egle.
    Found in:
    Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon
    1. Periodicals Room Checked In Central
    R-929.1 E31p card
    And "Sutro Library (RR)" California State Library at SanFrancisco F148.E32 1969
    Ohio State Library (Genealogy F148.E32 1969 Lib use only)
    State Library of Michigan, Lansing, MI (Gene2South (noncirc)
    LDS film: Elder family chapter: #1033865 Item 4
    LDS BOOKS ONLINE in Brigham Young Univ. (search box: type title: PENNSYLVANIA GENEALOGIES)

    GOOGLE BOOKS - Full text online:
    Original from Harvard University
    Digitized Sep 19, 2006

    This book contains the history and genealogy of many families from Pennsylvania.
    Bibliographic Information: Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies. Lane S. Hart.
    Harrisburg. 1886.
    Reprint: Publisher : Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1969.
    Description : viii, 798 p. ; 23 cm.

    Pages 151-176
    Chapter heading:
    I. ROBERT ELDER, b. about 1679 in Scotland,
    emigrated from Lough Neagh, county Antrim,
    Ireland, where he had previously settled, to America,
    about 1730, locating in Paxtang township, then Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa., on a tract of land near the first ridge of
    the Kittochtinny mountains, five miles north of Harrisburg.
    He died the 28th of July, 1746, in Paxtang, and is buried in the old church grave-yard...."

    Historical Society of Pennsylvania, in Phila.

    [1] Parson Elder : a biographical sketch.
    Egle, William Henry, 1830-1891.
    Publication Info: Harrisburg, PA : T.F. Scheffer, printer, 1871.
    Description: 21 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
    Local Note(s): "Thirty copies, privately printed, no. 27."
    Includes Ms. addition by the author (1 l.).
    "To Historical Society of Penna. With the Compliments of William H. Egle."
    Closed Stacks (call slip needed) Call Number: VoD.13 On shelf
    [ 2 ] Parson Elder, a biographical sketch [microform] / by William H. Egle. Egle, William Henry, 1830-1901. 1981
    Albert M. Greenfield Microform and Media Center
    Call Number: XMFVoD .13 On shelf

    Library catalog:
    search: http://opac.hsp.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

    Also in LDS FamilySearch.org catalog as 1 microfiche ---FHL US/CAN Fiche 6045566

    LDS Book in Familysearch.org catalog:
    "History of Paxton Presbyterian Church, 1732-1976 :  with Paxton Church marriage record, 1901-1976, " and selected sermons by Morton Graham Glise
    Paxton Presbyterian Church (Paxtang, Pennsylvania) (Subject)

    **>Using the new OCLC library search on WorldCat, I recently found
    an available copy of the 1938 PAXTANG ELDER - ANDERSON history book about
    their move from PAXTANG PA to Westmoreland Co PA, by John Calvin ELDER.
    (52 pages, 5.5 x 8 in.)
    My local library requested an Interlibrary loan
    from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    One of the SHIELDS-ANDERSON-ELDER family apparently
    donated the book to the College in South Dakota.
    It's great to have more references for answering ELDER queries!

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh also has a copy, but non-circulating.
    Their online catalog entry:

    Author: Elder, John Calvin.
    Title: "Genealogy and historical record of the Anderson and Elder families of the Richlands of Derry Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania : who settled there in 1783"
    Publisher: New Alexandria, Pa. : the Author, 1938.
    Description: 52 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    CLP Main Pennsylvania Dept. (Oakland) - Reference Stack Area
    r 929.2 E437 NONCIRCULATING

    Much of the information seems the same as in the
    PAXTANG ELDER biographies in
    "History of Westmoreland Co PA"
    but I found a few more tidbits.
    Here's a story about "ELDER FORT" in DERRY TOWNSHIP:
    Page 11:
    "After landing [moving from PAXTANG area to DERRY TOWNSHIP in 1783],
    they proceeded to erect a log house (or as they called it, their mansion house) on their plantation, as they called their farm then. With the united help of the men, a house could be built in a few days. Another very necessary building was a fort for protection from the Indians, who continued to make raids in Derry Township from across the Conemaugh...This building was much larger and more strongly built than their log dwellings. In order to accommodate quite a number of families, this Fort was erected on Hannah Elder's Plantation over a spring of water beside her log Cabin, and was known all over the northern part of Derry Township as Fort ELDER."
    "Besides Fort Elder there were four other forts in the Township:
    Fort Wallace, Fort Barr or Gilson, Fort Pumroy and Fort Sloan.
    " In 1934, the School Directors of Derry Township purchased five new
    buses to convey the children to the Township High School, and each bus will
    bear the name of one of these Forts, which will be printed on it.
    The object is to get the children interested in the early history of the Township."

    ..."There is little doubt that the Andersons of Scotland were distant ancestors and that some of the families had moved to Ireland, as Robert ELDER [of PAXTANG] had done."
    "Thomas ANDERSON was born in Donegal, Ireland. In 1725 came with his parents to America. About 1745 they settled in Donegal, Lancaster Co PA. Later he lived with his sister, Hannah who was married to David Elder of Paxtang, above Harrisburg....
    "I have two or three of his distilling account books from 1760 to 1770. From these books we learn that he at one time had visited Scotland before coming to America and while there had met and fallen in love with a Scotch Lassie, named Eliza [but they never married...]
    "His library consisted of fine leather back books,
    which are still well preserved." [1938].

    Page 24:
    "In 1783 Hannah Anderson ELDER, now a widow, together with her son
    Robert and his wife and their children, Hannah, aged three,
    and Thomas, aged one year, and her brother, Thomas Anderson, emigrated with the Anderson Colony and settled on that tract of land on the Richlands near New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, which her brother, Thomas, had taken up for her in 1769. This tract was called Hannesburg....She was ninety-six years old when she died and is buried in the Old Salem Churchyard. Beside her illustrious brother, Thomas Anderson, there also is buried her son Robert, who died in 1834, aged 80, and his wife, Mary Whiteside, who died in 1823, age 68 years."**

    **Page 32
    IV. Joshua Anderson, Pioneer and descendants.
         Born in county Donegal, Ireland.  Came to america with his parents
    about 1745.  Married Jane ----.  [Must be ELDER]
    Emigrated from Franklin County to Westmoreland County in 1783
    and settled on the tract of land that his brother Thomas had taken up for him in 1769.  This tract contained some four hundred acres and was called Friendship.  It was located on the western part of the Richlands and extended to the Boro line of the present New Alexandria. He also owned another tract situated on the west side of the Allegheny River in Westmoreland County.
    Joshua Anderson, pioneer, died in the year 1800.
    He is buried in the old Seceder Graveyard in New Alexandria.
    He was a very prominent citizen in his day.  He served in the War of
    the Revolution.  He was a private in Cumberland County Associators
    and Militia in 1778 and 1779.  He had five children...

    Includes full text of his will, Jane Anderson, Executrix...
    Wit: James Parr, Esq., Robert Elder, Samuel Wilson.

    Son Thomas Anderson, Jr., son of Joshua, born in Franklin Co PA about the
    year 1777, came to Westmoreland County with his parents in 1783....
    He sold his farm about 1830 to Adam Seanor and moved to Armstrong County, near Leachburg, PA.  His children were seven,
    Mariah, Samuel, Joshua, Jane, Thomas, Martha and John.**

          Spouse:      JEAN ELDER    
          Marriage:      20 APR 1772 
            Upper West Conococheague Presbyterian,
              Mercersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania
             Batch No.:       Dates:       Source Call No.:       Type:       Printout Call No.:       Type:
        M507131      1769 - 1812      974.8 B2P V.15      Book

    Greensburg, Pa. Will Book 1, p. 197  (father of Jane/Jean m. Joshua Anderson)
    John Elder of Fannett Twp, Franklin Co PA dated Feb. 17, 1795;
    son John all my lands on south or southeast of 3 Spring Run in Fannett Twp;
    soninlaw Robert Patton; grandau Elizabeth Patton**; son David Elder; son John Elder;  soninlaw Joshua Anderson;
    Exrs: sons David & John and soninlaw Joshua Anderson.
    Wit: David Anderson, John Anderson,** **probate Dec. 22, 1804

    Egle's chapter in "PENNSYLVANIA GENEALOGIES",
    entries for PAXTANG ELDER in Westmoreland Co PA
    V. DAVID ELDER,2 (Robert,1) b. 1710; d. 1753;
    m. in 1730, HANNAH ANDERSON, of Donegal;
    d. about 1811, in Westmoreland county.
    They had issue:
    17. i. Robert, b. 1751; m. Mary Whiteside. ...

    Old Salem Cemetery files for ELDER:

    and Derry history photos:

    Sent a query to "ASK A LIBRARIAN" using e-mail webpage to

    Nancy wrote:

    Could you look for ELDER, OWEN LEROY, Born 1883 Arkansas,
    in the Index for the following book listed as REF in your catalog?
    I believe his father was Harris O. ELDER, b. 1845 MS."

    Author Donnelly, Mary Louise, 1926-
    Title William Elder descendants / Mary Louise Donnelly.
    Pub Info Ennis, Tex. : M.L. Donnelly, c2007.
    Edition Rev. ed.
    Clayton Genealogy ADU REF D685 ELDER FAM LIB USE ONLY
    Descript. 650 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
    Notes Revision of: William Elder : ancestors and descendants. Ennis, Tex. : M.L. Donnelly, c1986.
    Includes index.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    They didn't find him in the 2007 edition.
    Salt Lake City - LDS Library catalog has 1986 edition.

    Salt Lake City - LDS library catalog
    (enter AUTHOR search: ELDER, then first name THOMAS
    Title Genealogy of David Elder and Margery Stewart
    Author: Elder, Thomas Alexander, 1843- (Main Author)
    Digital images of original published:
    Wooster, O. : [s.n.], 1905. 52 p. ; 21 cm.
    Compiled local and family histories from Allen County Public Library.
    Descendants in this book match DNA of "Franklin Co PA" group.**

    To view a digital version of this book see Brigham Young Univ. webpage:
    Subjects Elder
    Format Books/Monographs (Digital Image)
    Salt Lake City : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2007

    **Open Library Full Text - Read ONLINE or download PDF

    Also on Ancestry.com Full Text: (See "10 James Elder" page 48)

    [Matching DNA of "FRANKLIN CO PA" group]
    LDS Title: "Descendants of James Elder, Sr.
    of Armstrong and Clarion Counties, Pennsylvania"
    compiled by Sharon Robinson Huffman ;
    assisted and edited by Lavon Elder Mundinger and Ann M. Brooks
    Authors Huffman, Sharon Robinson
    (Sharon Adeline Robinson), b. 1929 (Main Author)
    Mundinger, Lavon Elder (Added Author)
    Brooks, Ann M. (Added Author)
    James Elder was born 17 March 1769, probably in [Franklin co] Pennsylvania.
    He married Catherine Buchanan (1769-1813) 15 March 1790.
    They had eleven children. He married Sally Hagan 13 February 1816.
    They had seven children. James died 15 February 1837 in Perryville, Pennsylvania.
    Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Oregon.
    Includes index.
    Book in Salt Lake LDS library: 929.273 EL22h
    also Film in library: FHL US/CAN Film 1440717 Item 6

    To view a digital version of this book see Brigham Young Univ. webpage:

    [Matching DNA of "FRANKLIN CO PA" group]

    **"Descendants of Samuel Elder (died about 1811), and his son William Elder (died in 1823), who settled in Moultrie County, Illinois"
    by Warner Davis
    Type: Book; English
    Publisher: Gaithersburg, Md. (10213 Kindly Court, Gaithersburg 20879) : W. Davis, [1990?]
    Editions: 3 Editions
    OCLC: 26552129
    Related Subjects: Elder family. | Elder, Samuel, -- d. ca. 1811 -- Family.
    at LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT
    FHL US/CAN Film 1698185 Item 7
    Knox County Public Library, Knoxville, TN

    Second edition:
    "Descendants of Samuel Elder (died about 1811), and his son William Elder (died in 1823), who settled in Moultrie County, Illinois"
    by Warner Davis
    Type: Book; English
    Publisher: Arlington, Va. : K.W. Parent, 1998.
    Edition: 2nd ed | 3 Editions
    OCLC: 39102060
    Related Subjects: Elder family. | Elder, Samuel, -- d. ca. 1811 -- Family.
    Held at:
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL 62701**

    **"DAVID and ISABELLA ELDER and those who came after them"        **
    by Orville ELDER, published 1928, Washington County, Iowa.  In Allen Co Public Library, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  (DNA of "FRANKLIN CO PA)

    History of Franklin Co PA - BEERS - Scanned at Archive.org, see:


    **Google Books:
    The Scotch-Irish: Or, The Scot in North Britain, North Ireland, and North America,
    Charles Augustus Hanna
    G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902
    Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005, ©1902.

    Search ELDER:

    Chapter 5:
    Presbytery Of Donegal, Pennsylvania.— John Elder, Derry (1729) and Paxtang (1729)

    Appendix 5:
    The following list of early Presbyterian congregations and ministers in Ireland is made up chiefly from Dr. W. D. Killen's History of Congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and embraces the greater part of the early churches.
    Aghadowey, county Londonderry:  John Elder, 1723 to 1773
    Ballyrashane, county Londonderry:  Thomas Elder, 1700 to 1704
    Faugh An Vale (originally Muff), county Londonderry: connected with Glendermot from before 1696 to 1731; Henry Elder, 1786 to 1817.
    Finvoy, county Antrim: James Elder, 1780 to 1843.
    Garvagh, county Londonderry;  Robert Elder, 1761 to 1781;
    Kilmore, county Down: organized 1713; Thomas Elder, 1716 until after 1726;
    Kilraughts, county Antrim: Matthew Elder, 1789 to 1826.
    Ramoan, county Antrim: Thomas Elder, 1700 to 1703**

    **Google Docs:
    Notes about book: "Families Named ELDER in East Tennessee,", 1986

    Posted Google Document. Scanned as Graphic pages,
    To search for names, use Elder Index and "other surnames" index at end of book.
    Book posted on Google Documents:

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