Civil War Pension of Martin ELDER, No. 246775,                   George Elder, Will of 1799, Bedford Co PA
National Archives copies received by Nancy Elder Petersen
(Ordered Martin ELDER records of 34th OHI, enlisted from Wood Co OH,  son of John ELDER, b. 1805 PA,
  but records not available )
George's Descendants match  DNA of "FRANKLIN CO PA." See Joseph, Josiah, Martin in Wood County OH

Martin ELDER
Enlisted 31st August, 1862 at Fallion Ohio,  in 81st Ohio Infantry, Company K
Died June 9, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign, Kennesaw Mountain, Big Shanty, Acworth, Georgia
Buried Marietta National Cemetery, Georgia, Section H Grave 433.

Martin Elder's mother, Mary Ann Shaffer, married                           Photos of Bedford Farm near Centerville PA--2003
  George Elder, b. 1813, Bedford Co PA, d. 1858/9, Morrow Co OH.      Bedford County PA map with ELDER locations
       f: John Elder, b. 1766, Huntingdon Co PA
             f: George Elder, d. 1799/1800 Bedford Co PA,  married Sarah Vogan , Sept. 30, 1763, Lancaster Co PA
FamilyTrail entry
     WorldConnect entry

Lillian Elder Hull's  history of GEORGE ELDER of PA - "of Scotch Irish birth, soldier in Rev. War"
                                   Page 9 - First Generation -      Page 10-11 - James Elder b. 1777

  Also Shoup/Elder History, Page 212  and  George Elder /Sarah Vogan Marriage affidavit, Lancaster Co PA

George Elder History by H. Chris Elder, 1983

PA ARCHIVES - George ELDER d. 1800 Bedford Co PA -
Rev. War Roster, DAR descendants, land records

Henry S. ELDER (son of Robert Elder and Matilda Smouse), b. 1831, moved to Iowa:

DAR papers of  Mary Alice Dansdill Miller, Page 1   Page 2   Page 3

DAR approved Sarah Vogan ELDER as Patriot (from Anderson DAR Chapter, Anderson, IN)  with reference to the book: ""Rebel prisoners at Quebec, 1778-1783":

GEORGE ELDER line, story by the late Melba Brown - to Hancock Co OH
Elder Family Newsletter
 Vol. 1 #3 1993, page 8-9, and Vol. 1 #4, p. 8.
Title: ROBERT ELDER (of Bedford Co PA, moved to OH)
See 3 page scans:

James Floyd ELDER ancestors' gravestone in Weaver Cem, Wood Co OH
Horace Elder (1855-1927) and Viola Elder (1855-1924)


BY: Daniel J. Elder, Vidalia, GA, Written January 1998 - in Donna Logan's Archives

ELDER newsletter:
Vol. 3 #2, page 14, April-June 1995,
GEORGE ELDER line of Bedford County Pennsylvania,
by Leanna Shaberly, a story of an old family gun.

John Golen's transcription of JOHN ELDER court docs in Hancock Co OH:

and summary with children's names, including Sylvester:  Sylvester in Ohio and Oregon

Mary Ann Elder filed Claim, 5th June, 1879, Morrow County, Ohio,      Mary Ann's List of Children in Civil War Pension
affirmed marriage to George Elder in Richland County, Ohio, who died in
North Bloomfield Township, 5 Dec 1859, Richland Co OH (now Morrow Co).

Affidavit, 17th Dec, 1880:                                                                          David L. ELDER bio and JOHN ELDER SR. WILL
by C.S. Garberick, age 35, and
D. L. Elder, age 38 years, resident of Morrow County, Ohio (P.O. address, Galion, Crawford County,OH)
"Say that said Martin Elder, son of the said Mary Ann Elder was never married and that said
Mary Ann Elder's annual income from her property is to exceed Seventy five Dollars and that said
Martin Elder contributed to her support for three years previous to his enlistment by
managing and caring for her farm and other property--and that he sent her money
while in the service the amount of which we do not know..."

 SAMUEL ELDER (brother of George of Morrow Co):
b. 08 Nov 1814, Bedford Co PA, m. Abigail Noyer (Nurer) Leasure, 26 Dec 1835, In Richland Co OH
Samuel d. 26 Oct 1883, Morrow Co OH

Obit-- Nov. 1, 1883:
Death of Samuel Elder.
  Samuel Elder, one of the pioneers of Morrow county, died at his residence in North Bloomfield township on the 24th ult., of consumption.  Deceased was born in Bedford county, Pa., Nov. 6, 1814, and was aged 68 years, 11 months and 18 days.  He moved
with his father's family to this county in the year 1826, and participated in all the hardships which fell to the lot of our early settlers.  He was married to Abagail Noyer, Dec. 26, 1837, who survives him to whom was born five children, four of whom are still living, death
having entered the family but once in those long years.  This family among the many patriotic families of this county, was called upon to contribute their share of the sacrifices to be made in the preservation of our country during the dark days of the rebellion, and gave one son, Plato, as their share of the sacrifice, who was killed in March, 1863 in Missouri.  The remaining son and one daughter live in this vicinity; one daughter living in Iowa, and one daughter has devoted her life to the missionary work in Egypt.  The family have lost a kind father, the vicinity in which he lived, an estimable citizen.

Morrow County History:
"John Elder, from Pennsylvania, was the first settler in the west,
part of the township, and entered the land where his son, Samuel Elder, now
lives, when it was an untouched forest.
Not a tree amiss, as the latter gentlemen informed us, except now and then,
where "one had been cut down for honey or a coon."
Mr. Elder settled first in Troy Township, in 1829, and, in the fall of 1830, removed to this section, where he died in 1837.
Samuel, who lives on the old homestead, remembers hauling corn from the old place in Troy Township,
the first winter they lived here. It was a winter of unusual severity, and, with oxen hitched to a large sled,
they would go back and forth through the snow, taking two days to make a round
trip, and carrying their provisions with them, as the country was not as thickly settled as it is now."

BIBLE of JOHN ELDER, b. 1766:
Document photos by Gordon Lockwood
Photo 1 - The JOHN ELDER Bible Cover
      Photo 2 - Handwritten entries beginning with JOHN of 1766
           Photo 3 - Handwritten entries - John's son George was born 1813
           Photo 4 -Handwritten entries of ELDER deaths     Text - Transcription of Death entries
           Photo 5-- TinType of Samuel ELDER, b. 1814 (name speculated from place in Bible entry)
           Photo 6--TinType from Bible (unidentified man)
           Photo 8 -  Handwritten entries of ELDER marriages (Elizabeth Elder)

Photo 7 --The WILLIAM HARRISON ELDER Bible Cover
Photo 9 --Levi C Smith - relative of William Harrison Elder family?  1870 census age 30, Kosciusko Co IN
Photo 10 -Young Lady in Polka Dot Dress - Sister of Mary Louise Elder or sister of William Harrison Elder?
Photo 11 - Matron Lady - William Harrison Elder's Grandmother? or Margaret, John'sB1766  wife?
Photo 12 - Carrie Elder, b. 1849 Morrow Co OH? dau of Samuel Elder and Abigail Noyer? (Marjorie Moore's list)
Photo 13 - Maria Louisa Smith Elder
Photo 14 - Pretty Lady    Photo 15 ("Recks" Studio Name on Back of Card - Galion Ohio)
Photo 15 -William Harrison ELDER of Warsaw, Indiana
Photo 16 - William Harrison ELDER  and Maria Louisa Smith ELDER, with unknown child

Maryann Elder

George Elder b.1813 Photo

George Elder  (1813-1859) Cemetery stone and Land Plat

Josiah Elder OBIT 1912--Morrow Co OH

John Keith Elder family photo

  Dave Hudelson's CURTIS ELDER family in Colorado (from KS):

Louis/Lewis ELDER b. 1844 Bedford Co PA (Moved to Crawford Co KS)
Name:   Louis Elder
Home in 1880:  Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas
Age:  35
Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Birthplace:  Pennsylvania
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name:  Lydia
Father's birthplace:  IN
Mother's birthplace:  PA
Occupation:  Farmer
Marital Status:  Married
Race:  White
Gender:  Male
Name  Age
Louis Elder  35
Lydia Elder  30
Eva Elder  7
Curtis Elder  5
Bertha Elder  2
Source Citation: Year: 1880;
 Census Place: Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas;
Roll: T9_378; Family History Film: 1254378;
Page: 97.3000; Enumeration District: 57; Image: 0303.

Name:   Lewis Elder
Home in 1900:  Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas
Age:  56
Estimated birth year:  abt 1844
Birthplace:  Pennsylvania
Relationship to head-of-house:  Head
Race:  White
Household Members:
Name  Age
Lewis Elder  56
Semter Elder  26 (son)
Grace Elder  21 (dau in law)
Otto Elder  2   (grandson)
Alice Brown  12  (boarder)
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place:
 Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T623 477;
Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 80.
Horace Achor Elder by James Floyd Elder - Ancestry Family Tree


John Elder, b. 1766 Huntingdon Co PA - Ancestry Family Tree by Charles Elder

Robert Dean ELDER, b. 1943 in Wapato, Yakima Co WA

Father: Floyd Raymond ELDER, b. 1901 MO

Robert Elder's family in Powell, Park County, Wyoming - Rel. John Keith Elder