Civil War-Civil Union
Chapter 1: 1842-1862
Chapter 2: 1862-1863
Chapter 3: 1863-1882 Chapter 4: 1883-1912
Chapter 5: 1912-on
Descendancy Chart (to come)
For Questions or
In June of 2003, I completed a project to catalog and tell the story of my great-great grandparents, David Troop Elderkin and Mary Jane Finity.
Information I located on the Internet helped me locate historical and genealogical records that I would otherwise have not known about. With this website, I hope to share my research and story with others who may have Elderkins in their families.
The bulk of the information found here is a publication I wrote entitled, Civil War, Civil Union: The Story of David and Mary Elderkin. It follows David Troop Elderkin from his birth in Nova Scotia through to the lives of he and Mary Jane's seven children. The Prologue ties his lineage to the larger Elderkin line who descends from John Elderkin and Elizabeth Drake. The pages here include:
The report is extensively footnoted to help you track down the primary and secondary sources. In addition, I include a few family photographs and a descendancy chart (still to come).
Please let me know if you have any questions or corrections!