by Nancy Elder Petersen  
Bible accepted by Franklin County Historical Society, Chambersburg, PA  

DAVID ELDER (1752-1823), Rev. War Soldier,
also son of ROBERT ELDER,
Rev. War Soldier, d. 1807 Franklin Co PA                                          (See Robert's WILL and children)

Birth dates of David and Jane Elder and Children:                                                   (Abraham and David Elder  from History of Centre Co)

Marriage dates:

Death dates:

Children's Signature's --inside front cover:

Section Title of Bible,  "Practical Observations"... by Rev. Mr. Ostervald...of Church at Neufchatel, in Switzerland,
Published and Sold by Collins and Co., New York, 1814

Link to a photo and description of a similar edition -- the famous "Lincoln Bible"
displayed at the Lincoln Homestead in Kentucky:

Photo from Side of ELDER Bible, with ruler - measures  about 9" x  11" x  4" (deep)

Also see ROBERT ELDER in biographical sketch (d.1807 Fannett Township, Franklin Co PA)
    "...was born near PERTH on the Tay, Scotland, migrating about 1737 to the vicinity of Lough Inch or Lough Swilly,
  County Donegal, Ireland, from that point emigrating to...Pennsylvania...."

From book: American Revolutionary War Soldiers in Franklin co PA (compiled by D.A.R. chapter):

Robert Elder
    "Came to America from Ireland about 1750, located in Path Valley, Franklin Co, Penna, with his wife Elizabeth Watt.  He had two sons
  David and Abraham, and his wife dying, he mar. a second time; they had sons: John; Matthew;Robert; Samuel; and Joseph.  Joseph died
  in the Ligonier Valley in 1858.  David and Abraham removed to Half-Moon Twp., Centre Co., Penna.  Abraham dying there about 1825.
  David removed to Spruce Creek, Huntingdon County in 1796, dying in 1823.  In the will of Robert Elder of Fannett Twp., yeoman, dated
  Oct., 1799, prob. Apr., 1807, he gives to sons Joseph and Samuel "the plantation I now live on"; dear wife Mary to be maintained by son
  Samuel and when she has grown to a frail state, said Samuel is to provide a girl, at his own expense, to attend her with sufficient firing
  &c.; son David all my wearing apparel and 40 pounds in cash; son Abraham of Huntingdon County 40 pounds; son John 30 pounds; son
  Robert 5 pounds; son Matthew 13 pounds, 5 shillings; Exrs: sons Joseph and Samuel.
    Caldwell's Hist. of Indiana Co., Penna. p. 460. "

Jennifer Davidson has Abraham Elder and Sarah Glenn on Worldconnect,
and others in Centre Co PA:


SEE: WorldConnect genealogy:

and others:
  Name: Eleanor "Ellen" MARTIN
  Sex: F
  Birth: ABT 1825
  Death: 3 APR 1911
 Marriage 1 Hugh McKee BELL b: 15 AUG 1826
       Married: 22 JUN 1852
    1. John Taylor BELL b: 16 SEP 1853 in Frostburg, Jefferson Co, PA
    2. Joseph C. BELL b: 1855
    3. George R. BELL b: 1857 in Salem twp, Wayne Co, PA
    4. Franklin W. BELL b: 1860
    5. Sarah Elizabeth BELL b: 1863
    6. Lott BELL b: 1865
    7. William M. BELL b: AFT 1870
ID: I09986
  Name: Hugh McKee BELL
  Sex: M
  Birth: 15 AUG 1826
  Death: 23 MAR 1911
  Change Date: 13 OCT 2001
  Reference Number: 19090

 Father: Joseph BELL b: JAN 1796 in Sewickley Stlmt, Westmoreland Co, PA
 Mother: Sarah MCKEE
JOHN MARTIN in Franklin Co PA History--with JAMES MCKEE,  JOHN BOGGS, etc. :
   "Colonel Joseph Armstrong was one of the early settlers in Hamilton
Township. He was a brave and fearless Indian fighter, commanding a
company of rangers in 1755. After much service in the Indian wars, in
1776 he raised a battalion (the Fifth Cumberland Company), and marched
to the defense of Philadelphia. Among his Captains were John Andrew,
Samuel Patton, John McConnell, William Thompson (became Brigadier
General), Charles Maclay, James McKee, John Martin, John Rea (afterward
Brigadier General), John Murphy, George Mathews, and John Boggs."

Kate McCARTER's  WorldConnect  - David ELDER family
Interesting same name, different dates and locations
for: Jasper Newton ELDER, b: 28 DEC 1840 in Harrisville, Butler, Pennsylvania
                                                   d: 19 AUG 1923 in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho
and home page:

Photo of Jasper Newton  ELDER in David ELDER family of Idaho: