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The ancestorial home of the Elder family is assumed to have been Elderslie, near Paisley in Renfreshire, Scotland. Being about six miles from Glasgow. It was in this shire that the progenitor of the American family was born, about 1679. He moved to Lough Neagh, country Antrim, Ireland. The date of his arrival in Pennsylvania is unknown, but he died near Harrisburg, at seven o'clock July 28th, 1746, and is interred in an unmarked grave in The Paxtang Grave-Yard attached to the church, where his son, the famous "fighting parson," ministered for many
The wife of Robert Elder (immigrant died Oct. 25th, 1742, at 8 o'clock at night. She is also buried in Paxtange Grave-Yard. (above data taken from a records of Parson Elder, kept in vol. of Bishop Atterbury's sermons. Now in possession of Dauphin Co. His. Soc. )
Robert Elder b. 1679 Scotland d. July 28th, 1746 m.
Agnes Elder, Daughter of James and Elizabeth Elder was born March 17, 1763, Dry Run, Cumberland Co. (now Franklin Co.) Pennsylvania d. April 15, 1859 m. 1784 Robert Kerr. Robert Kerr was from Londonderry County, Ireland.
Agnes Nancy Bone Kerr is listed with eleven other children, the issue
of Robert Kerr who married 1784 Agnes Elder and resided in Franklin
History of the Lucas and Simison Families by Dora Ann Taylor, Drake University, 1938, pp. 24-46 Letters From Joan Thompson, Payson, Arizona 85541 Personal research.
My name is Sherry Nabring, and I am interested in the Elder family. My ggggggrandmother Rachel Boiler married Thomas Elder. I have been told that he was descended from the Elders you have listed in your family tree. His mother was Margaret (Peggy) Hill White or White Hill - father I believe died in North Carolina. I would really like to verify the information that I do have. Any information would be greatly appreciated. — Alan & Sherry Nabring, 1030 Fairview Drive, York, PA 17403 USA — 717-812-9856 — firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elder Family DNA Project
A search for an Elizabeth marrying an Elder in PA. They found Elizabeth Maips (Maipes) marrying James Elder 5 March 1759 in Swedes Church of Philadelphia, PA. Elizabeth Maipes died before James Elder and she died in PA. James and Elizabeth (Maipes) Elder stayed in PA until their deaths. Additional Information for James and Elizabeth (Maipes) Elder:
Source for the above research is Mary Cole
May 17, 2007
(The following were all inscribed on the main Elder Monument)
Elizabeth Shippen wife of Thomas Elder Sr.
Born Dec 13? 1787
Died Oct 31, 1871
Born Feb 11, 1711
Died Feb. 12, 1822
( I wonder if that may be an error and not 1802??)
Born Oct. 19? 1817?
Died March ? 1818
Sara M? Wallace
Born ? 1822
Died ? 1822
Born Oct. 6, 1821
Died Dec. 19, 1832
Infant daughter of William and Sarah Michael
George Washington Elder
Third Son of Thomas and Catharine Elder
Born April 10, 1819
Died April ? 1820
Born Jan. 30, 1767
Died April 29? 1858
Attorney General of Pennsylvania
(The following are individual gravesites located on the Elder Plot)
Catharine Jones Elder
Wife of S.B. Boude
Samuel Bethel Boude
Thomas Elder Boude
Son of S.B.B. and C.J.Boude
Born Jan. 24? 18?
Died ??? illegible
Eleanor Polk Beatty
Wife of C.H. Boude
Charles Henry Boude
On May 17, 2007
Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
John resides in Superintendent's Home of the Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Continued in the Simison Family Notes.
May 17, 2007