Elderkin Family History & Genealogy

Civil War - Civil Union: 
The Story of David & Mary Elderkin

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Civil War-Civil Union
Introduction
Prologue:  1600s-1842
Chapter 1: 1842-1862
Chapter 2: 1862-1863
Chapter 3: 1863-1882 Chapter 4: 1883-1912
Chapter 5: 1912-on
Conclusion
Bibliography

Photographs

Descendancy Chart  (to come)

For Questions or Corrections, contact:
Susan Elderkin
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Civil War-Civil Union is copyrighted 2003

Allott, Millie Y., 1860 Federal Census Will County, Illinois, (Will-Grundy Counties (IL) Genealogical Society, 1987), mortality index.

Andreas, A.T., Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa.  Des Moines:  State Historical Society of Iowa, 1875.

Arkansas.  Arkansas County.  1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Micropublication T625, roll 53.  Washington:  National Archives.

Bailey, John C.W., Will County Directory for 1859-60: containing the name, occupation, and address of every resident within the towns of Joliet, Lockport, Wilmington, Plainfield, Mokena, Channahon, Crete, Monee, Elwood, and other residents in the several townships of the county, (John C.W. Bailey, William H. Rand printer, Chicago), p. 61.

Black Hawk County plat map, Union Township.  Held in the Hans M. Chryst Archival Library, 1887.

Butte Daily Miner, Butte, Montana, 6 July 1883.

Butte Miner, Butte, California, 12 October 1912.

California Death Index 1940-1997, online at <http://www.ancestry.com>.

California.  Lake County.  1930 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication T626, roll 120. Washington:  National Archives. 

California.  Los Angeles County.  1930 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication T626, rolls 128 and 150.  Washington:  National Archives. 

California.  Los Angeles County.  1930 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication T626, roll 150. Washington:  National Archives. 

California.  Los Angeles. County of Los Angeles, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.  Lily Butler death certificate.

California.  Los Angeles. County of Los Angeles, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.  Charles C. Elderkin death certificate.

California.  Los Angeles. County of Los Angeles, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.  Esther Elderkin death certificate.

California.  Los Angeles. County of Los Angeles, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.  Wm. W. Elderkin death certificate.

California.  Los Angeles. County of Los Angeles, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.  Belle Gilbert death certificate.

California.  Los Angeles. County of Los Angeles, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.  Louisa Rose Setzer death certificate.

California.  Sacramento County.  1920 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication T625, roll 126Washington:  National Archives. 

Daily Missoulian, Missoula, Montana, 8 May 1922. 

David T. Elderkin pension file no. 462313

Declaration for an Original Invalid Pension, David T. Elderkin, Black Hawk County, Iowa District Court, 7 October 1882.

Examining Surgeon’s Certificate, S.M. Pierce, Examining Surgeon, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 22 November 1882.

Affidavit of John Shanks, Finchford, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 10 April 1883.

Special Examiners Report Exhibit C, Affidavit of Peter M. Chilson, Joliet, Will County District Court, 28 July 1883.

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, 15 September 1883.

Application for Removal of Charge of Desertion, Affidavit of David T. Elderkin, Finchford, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 22 January 1884.

Affidavit of Mary Jane Elderkin, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 21 June 1884.

Affidavit of Michael Finity, Baxter Springs, Kansas, 11 September 1884.

Special Examiners Report Exhibit A, deposition of David T. Elderkin by H.C. Harding, Finchford, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 18 July 1885.

Special Examiners Report Deposition C, deposition of Roulouf Bush before A.C. Harding, Ackley, Hardin County, Iowa, 29 July 1885.

Special Examiners Report to John C. Black, Commissioner of Pensions by A.C. Harding, Special Examiner. Waverly, Iowa, 30 July 1885.

Special Examiners Report Deposition A, deposition of Jeptha Elderkin by J.J. Pururan, Joliet, Will County, Illinois, 6 October 1885.

Special Examiners Report Deposition G, deposition of William C. Grant by J.J. Pururan, Elwood, Will County, Illinois, 7 October 1885.

Special Examiners Report Deposition H, deposition of Robert Spafford by J.J. Pururan, Elwood, Will County, Illinois, 7 October 1885.

Special Examiners Report, Return of papers by J.J. Pururan, Special Examiner, Joliet, Will County, Illinois, 31 Oct. 1885.

Original Invalid Claim of David T. Elderkin, F.M. Hamilton, Reviewer, 11 Nov. 1885.

Unidentified and undated newspaper clippling in file.

Affidavit of D.M. Wick, M.D., New Hanford, Butler County, Iowa, 27 April 1887.

David T. Elderkin pension certificate no. 430469,

Original Invalid Claim, Approval of Pension, 3 May 1889.

David T. Elderkin’s answers to Bureau of Pensions questions, 15 January 1898.

Letter reporting that Mary J. Elderkin appointed as guardian, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 25 January 1907.

Letter reporting that Mary J. Elderkin discharged as guardian, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 13 January 1911.

Widow’s Application for Accrued Pension, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 13 December 1912.

Affidavit of H.S. Gilkey and C.M. Overman, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, 8 May 1913.

Elderkin-Boice marriage, 9 April 1848, License #950, Clerk of Will County Court, Illinois.

Elderkin-Pinneo marriage, 4 April 1857, License #3060, Clerk of Will County Court, Illinois.

Elderkin-Finity marriage, 5 April 1866, License #2477, Clerk of Will County Court, Illinois.

Elderkin-Kightlinger marriage, 18 July 1870, License #4105, Clerk of Will County Court, Illinois.

Elderkin, David MacDuff interview.  8 March 2002, by Susan Elderkin; Transcript and tape held in 2003 by Susan Elderkin.

Elderkin, David MacDuff, interview. 24 May, 2003, by Susan Elderkin.  No transcript.

Elderkin, David MacDuff letter.  4 June 2001, to Susan Elderkin; Held in 2003 by Susan Elderkin. 

Elderkin, David MacDuff letter.  17 April 2003, to Susan Elderkin; Held in 2003 by Susan Elderkin. 

Elderkin, Jeptha, letter. 10 May 1851, from Will County, IL to Elijah Elderkin.  Held by Public Archives of Nova Scotia MG1 Vol. 254A and transcribed by Glenn Morrison at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, July 2002.

Elderkin, Michelle and Linda Huff interview. 11 January, 2003, by Susan Elderkin.  No transcript.

Elderkin, Ronald Elderkin, letter.  28 December 2002, to Susan Elderkin.  Held in 2003 by Susan Elderkin. 

Freyhold, Edward., Territory of the United States, from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.  Originally prepared to accompany the reports of the explorations for a Pacific railroad route.  Washington, DC:  Corps of Engineers, 1868.

Hall, Virginia K. telephone interview.  29 May 2003, by Sarah Thorsen Little.  No transcript. 

Historical Data Systems Inc., American Civil War Soliders database, online at <http://www.ancestry.com>, P.O. Box 196 Kingston, MA 02364, downloaded 1 June, 2003.

The History of Will County, Illinois containing a history of the county – its cities, towns, etc.; a directory of its real estate owners, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, general and local statistics, map of Will County, history of Illinois, illustrated, history of the Northwest, illustrated, Constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, etc., etc. Chicago:  William LeBaron, Jr., 1878.

History of Black Hawk County, Iowa containing a History of the County, its Cities, Towns, etc. Western Historical Co:  Chicago, 1878.

Horton Town Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths 1751-1895, microreproduction MG-4, Vol 74, Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada.

Illinois.  Cook County.  1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Micropublication T623, roll 278.  Washington:  National Archives.

Illinois.  Monroe County. 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication M432, roll 121.  Washington:  National Archives.

Illinois.  Monroe County. 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication M653, roll 212.  Washington:  National Archives.

Illinois.  Monroe County.  1910 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T624, roll 312.  Washington:  National Archives.

“Illinois Regiments in the Battle of Stones River,” Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Dyer’s Compendium, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/battles/stoneriv/htm. Print-out dated 2 November 2002.

Illinois. Will County. 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication M432, roll 133. Washington:  National Archives.

Illinois. Will County. 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication M653, roll 238. Washington:  National Archives.

Illinois.  Will County.  1870 U.W. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication M593, roll 292. Washington:  National Archives.

Index to Town Lot Deeds, Vol. H.  Grantee: Mary J. Elderkin; Grantor:  Sydia E. Waterburg, Lot 546, Block 3 of JM Overman’s Add. to Cedar Falls.  9 March 1889.        

Iowa.  Black Hawk County.  Black Hawk County Births, Amos Arthur Elderkin entry.  Microfilm No. 1571957, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Iowa.  Black Hawk County.  County Clerk’s Office, Cedar Falls.  Probate file 4845, 1912, David C. Elderkin.

Iowa.  Black Hawk County.  County Clerk’s Office, Cedar Falls.  Probate file 10482, 1934, Mary Jane Elderkin. 

Iowa.  Black Hawk County. 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication T623, roll 417.

Iowa.  Black Hawk County.  1920 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication T625, roll 478.  Washington:  National Archives.

Iowa.  Des Moines.  Iowa Department of Public Health.  Death Registrations.  David Elderkin death certificate.

Iowa.  Des Moines.  Iowa Department of Public Health.  Death Registrations.  Mary Elderkin death certificate.

Iowa.  Linn County.  Registrar of Vital Records.  Death Certificate.  Amos Arthur Elderkin certificate.

Iowa.  Linn County.  District Court, Cedar Rapids.   Marriage Certificate.

Jensen, Richard J., Illinois: A Bicentennial History.  New York:  WW Norton & Co. and Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1878.

Kansas.  McLean County.  1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Micropublication T9, roll 0231.  Washington:  National Archives.

Kansas.  Trego County.  1880 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication T9, roll 0398.  Washington:  National Archives.

Los Angeles City Directory 1910. Los Angeles, California. (Los Angeles:  L.A. Directory Company, 1910).

Los Angeles City Directory 1929, Los Angeles, California. (Los Angeles:  LA. Directory Company, 1929).

Los Angeles City Directory 1930, Los Angeles, California. (Los Angeles:  L.A. Directory Company, 1930).

Los Angeles City Directory 1931, Los Angeles, California. (Los Angeles:  L.A. Directory Company, 1931).

Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, 29 June 1909.

Map of the Northern Pacific Railway (Western Section), 1904.

Meyer, Douglas K., Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographic History of Settlement and Migration in Early-Nineteenth-Century Illinois.  Carbondale and Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Press,  2000.

Michigan.  Berrian County.  1920 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication T625, roll 757. Washington:  National Archives.

Missoula and Ravalli Counties, Montana Directory, 1903-1904, Missoula, Montana, online at <http://www.ancestry.com>.

Montana.  Deer Lodge County.  1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Micropublication T623, roll 911. Washington:  National Archives.

Montana.  Gallatin County.  1910 U.S. Census population schedule. Micropublication T624, roll 832.  Washington:  National Archives.

Montana.  Silver Bow County.  1900 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication.  Washington:  National Archives.

Montana.  Silver Bow County.  1910 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication T624, roll 836.  Washington:  National Archives.

Montana.  Teton County.  1910 U.S. Census, population schedule.  Micropublication T624, roll 835.  Washington:  National Archives.

Over 100 Years In and Around Finchford. Finchford, Iowa:  distributed by Finchford Community Bible Church Ladies’ Aid, 1954.

Paul, Matilda Peitzke, “The Memoirs of Matilda Peitzke Paul” in Prairie Voices:  Iowa’s Pioneering Women, Ames:  Iowa State University Press, edited by Glenda Riley, 1996.

Peterson, William John.  The Story of Iowa, Volume IV: The Progress of an American State.  New York:  Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1952.

Polk’s Butte City Directory 1902, Butte, Montana.  (Helena, MT:  R.L. Polk & Co, 1902).

Polk’s Butte City Directory 1906, Butte, Montana.  (Helena, MT:  R.L. Polk & Co, 1906).

Polk’s Butte City Directory 1907, Butte, Montana.  (Helena, MT:  R.L. Polk & Co, 1907).

Polk’s Butte City Directory 1908, Butte, Montana.  (Helena, MT:  R.L. Polk & Co, 1908).

Polk’s Butte City Directory 1909, Butte, Montana.  (Helena, MT:  R.L. Polk & Co, 1909).

Polk’s Butte City Directory 1912, Butte, Montana.  (Helena, MT:  R.L. Polk & Co, 1912).

Polk’s Butte City Directory 1913, Butte, Montana.  (Helena, MT:  R.L. Polk & Co, 1913).

Polk’s Butte City Directory 1914, Butte, Montana.  (Helena, MT:  R.L. Polk & Co, 1914).

Riley, Glenda, Cities on the Cedar:  A Portrait of Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Black Hawk County.  Parkersburg, IA:  Mid-Prairie Books, 1988.

River Phillip Township, Cumberland County Town Box, microreproduction MG-4, Vol 137, Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada.

Sewell, Patricia, comp.  Missoula & Ravalli counties, Montana, County Directory, 1903-1904 from Missoula and Hamilton City Directory, Montana:  R.L. Polk & Co., 1903. Database online at http://www.ancestry.com>.

Shaffer, Robert E., Professor Emeritus, Department of History, California State Polytechnic University, online at <http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/~reshaffer/helthx.htm>, printed out 3 June 2003.

Shaw, Dr. Fayette Baldwin, “Will County Agriculture 1830-1870,” selected portion of Doctoral Thesis, Harvard University, 1933.

Sterling, Robert E., A Pictoral History of Will County, Vol 1 and 2.. Joliet:  Will County Historical Publications Co., 1975.

Stevens, W.W., Past and Present of Will County, Illinois, Vol. 1., Chicago:  SJ Clarke Publishing Co., 1907.

Tombstone photos of William Elderkin, Catherine Elderkin, William Elderkin, Jr., Louisa Elderkin, Harriet Newell Elderkin, Harriet Elderkin at Browns Church Cemetery, Will County, Illinois. Photos by Leona A. Mathis online at <http://www.findagrave.com>.  Photos dated June 2002. 

U.S. House of Representatives, 49th Congress, H.R. 5995 House of Representatives Report, 17 March 1886.

U.S. Senate, 49th Congress, H.R. 5995 Senate Report, 4 May 1885.

Wall, Joseph Frazier.  Iowa – A Bicentennial History.  New York:  WW Norton & Co. and Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1978.

Weaver, William L., History of Ancient Windham, Elderkin Genealogy Parts XC-XCII, Elderkin Historical Series: Number One, Republished by Roland D. Elderkin, 1949.

Woodruff, George H., Fifteen Years Ago, or The Patriotism of Will County: designed to preserve the names and memory of Will County soldiers, both officers and privates, both living and dead; to tell something of what they did, and of what they suffered, in the great struggle to preserve our nationality, Joliet:  J. Goodspeed, 1876.