Chester is now in Hampden
- Worcester -1790
and found some LDS Familysearch.org entries:
John b. abt 1749, of Chester, Hampden, MA
Others: Samuel, Thomas, John
Also a John Blair ELDER, b. 9 Nov 1810 (f: John m: Electa)
Found some history books mentioned for the area. Sent for
the first one on Interlibrary loan.
2nd one is 3 vol. - hoping someone helping me in Ohio
will look in that one.
From the OhioLINK Central Catalog
Record 1 of 2
CALL # F74.C56 C8.
AUTHOR Copeland, Alfred M. (Alfred Minott), b. 1830.
TITLE A history of the town of Murrayfield : earlier known as
Township No. 9, and comprising the present towns of Chester and
Huntington, the northern part of Montgomery, and the
southeast corner of Middlefield : 1760-1763 / by Alfred M.
IMPRINT Springfield, Mass. : C.W. Bryan & Co., Printers, 1892.
DESCRIPT'N 175 p.,  leaf of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
NOTE Includes index.
SUBJECT Chester (Mass.) -- History.
SUBJECT Huntington (Mass.) -- History.
SUBJECT Montgomery (Mass.) -- History.
SUBJECT Middlefield (Mass.) -- History.
OCLC # 3075180.
LOCAL PAC Oberlin College.
Record 2 of 2
CALL # F72.H2 C7.
In Google Books:
Page 150-151: James Campbell of Blandford and Isabel ELDER
listed under title Marriages.
"Very few entries of actual marriages appear upon the town records of Murrayfield.
They were kept no doubt by the clergymen who performed the service, and possibly many appear upon the church records..."
Below is a list of intentions of marriage that appear in the first record book of the town..."
"January 27, 1783 James Campbell of Blandford and Isabel Elder of Murrayfield.
Married December 18, 1783."
At least one other couple has marriage date before "intentions" date.
Other Campbell and Elder names are listed on page 151.
March 8, 1784: William Elder and Sarah Campbell.
Page 102- 103 has
"The last valuation list taken by the assessors of the town under the name of Murrayfield, was dated November 15, 1782, a copy of which is given [here]....:"
Names on page 103:
James Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Lieut. Wm. Campbell, Robert Campbell listed with Samuel Elder, Thomas Elder, William Elder.
AUTHOR Copeland, Alfred Minott, 1830-
TITLE "Our county and its people" : A history of Hampden County,
Massachusetts. / Editor: Alfred Minott Copeland.
IMPRINT [Boston] : Century Memorial Pub. Co., 1902.
DESCRIPT'N 3 v. ; 27 cm.
SUBJECT Hampden County (Mass.) -- History.
SUBJECT Hampden County (Mass.) -- Biography.
OCLC # 3075222.
ISN/STD # 2633456.
LOCAL PAC State Lib Ohio.
"...The deed was dated July 8th 1742, the year after the township
called Glasgow was incorporated under the name of Blandford."
"Murray Field, lying adjoining to Blandford....lots drawn January 5,
Samuel Elder, No. 104"
The valuation list taken in September, 1769, shows the following
new names: John Blair, James Clark, Jr., Timothy Culver, Benjamin
Eggleston, Thomas Elder, Ebenezer Gordon, ...."
by Richard Syriac
Name: John B. ELDER
Given Name: John B.
Birth: 1810 in Chester,Hampden, Massachusetts
Death: 1891 in Chester,Hampden, Massachusetts
Census: 1850 Chester,Hampden, Massachusetts
Note: REFN: 19853
Father: John ELDER b: 1784 in Massachusetts
Mother: Electa LYMAN b: 7 Dec 1785 in Chester,Hampden, Massachusetts
Marriage 1 UNKNOWN DINAH b: 1834 in England
• Note: REFN324523
1 Sarah A. ELDER b: 19 May 1855 in Chester,Hampden, Massachusetts