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The William Elder of Maryland Descendants Association


The William Elder of Maryland Descendants Association

Members: 11
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2011

2014 Reunion of the Descendants of William Elder of Maryland July 31-Aug 4 FANCY FARM, KY

Join association $25 per year The William Elder of Maryland Descendants Association, Inc PO Box 202 Emmitsburg, MD 21727-0202 301-831-3994


A Pious Frontiersman, Two Pioneering Women,
Husbands and Wives, Fathers and Mothers,
English Colonist, Maryland settlers’ and American Patriots
Close to three hundred years after their birth, the descendents of William Elder, Ann Wheeler Elder and Jacoba Livers Elder are coming together to form an association.

Among the goals of the association are:

To reestablish familial ties among the Elder descendents .
The preservation of family records and their placement on the net for mutual benefit
The study of Elder Family history and genealogy. Coupled with the desire to share it with the public at large.
The organization of local and national reunions.
The establishment of an online Family tree.
The periodic publication of a newsletter and the creation of an association website .
The Establishment of a archival repository for the preservation of written records, and other items related to the story of the Elders in the USA.



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Comment by Roberta Baum on January 2, 2010 at 7:32pm
Hi, again. I misspelled William Parker Elder's middle name (left off the last "r").
Comment by Roberta Baum on January 2, 2010 at 7:30pm
Hello: Timothy Gallagher: I have been reading thru some of the comments left by Nancy Elder Peterson and from what she wrote that I am not descended from William Elder of Maryland. I believe that he was born in 1862; my grandfather was born in 1886 from the William Parke Elder line. But thank you for answering my post. Have fun at your reunion in 2011.
Comment by Nancy Elder-Petersen on December 30, 2009 at 4:26pm
For Roberta Baum,
Talking of Oil Wells, reminds me of a query about ELDER families of this line
in PA, posted notes on my webpages

Includes PHOTO:
Kate McCarron writes:
William Elder (Front-center) and his wife Lenora (Kelly) Elder crossing the Rockies on the way to or from Alberta.
--" Must have been before 1914 as that is when he drilled for oil in Canada.
William is a descendant of JAMES ELDER SR. (1769-1837) of Armstrong and Clarion Counties, Pennsylvania."
"Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.
by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers.
Type: Serial Publication
v.52 (1915)
Digitized Aug 10, 2007 GOOGLE.BOOKS
Publisher: New York [etc.]
OCLC: 1480064
Page 362
"In March 1915 two wells near the discovery well reported oil.
The Heron-Elder well, on the western limb of the anticline, reached the top of the Dakota at 2, 746 ft.
Locations may be found on Fig. 3
Heron-Elder well - SE corner of Township 20, Range III,
west of 5th Meridian (Rocky Mountains marked on west side of Fig. 3)

by Diane Miller
Elder, William
Birth: 1863 in , Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Father: Andrew "Jackson" Elder b: 17 Jun 1828 in Perry Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Mother: Eliza Davis b: 1836 in , Armstrong, Pennsylvania ...

David Elder 38 (Driller, Oil and Gas well)
Elizabeth Elder 31
Clarence Elder 8
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania;
Roll: T624_1349; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 252.
Abilene Reporter News
Abilene, Texas
December 22, 1929
Mrs. Charles Elder
Breckenridge, Dec. 21: Mrs. CHARLES ELDER, 45, resident of the Stowden-McSweeney oil camp,
two miles north of Breckenridge, died Friday at noon in a Wichita Falls hospital, according to word received here by friends and relatives. ..."

---Nancy Elder Petersen
Host, ELDER DNA project
Comment by Nancy Elder-Petersen on December 30, 2009 at 4:11pm
For Roberta Baum,
While I'm logged in here as a friend of the "William ELDER of Maryland" group,
I can mention my ELDER Reference webpage, with full citation of books I have found (and mostly purchased), posted on Pennsylvania Archives -

[Matching DNA of "FRANKLIN CO PA" group]
LDS Title: "Descendants of James Elder, Sr.
of Armstrong and Clarion Counties, Pennsylvania"
compiled by Sharon Robinson Huffman ;
assisted and edited by Lavon Elder Mundinger and Ann M. Brooks
Authors Huffman, Sharon Robinson
(Sharon Adeline Robinson), b. 1929 (Main Author)
Mundinger, Lavon Elder (Added Author)
Brooks, Ann M. (Added Author)
James Elder was born 17 March 1769, probably in [Franklin co] Pennsylvania.
He married Catherine Buchanan (1769-1813) 15 March 1790.
They had eleven children. He married Sally Hagan 13 February 1816.
They had seven children. James died 15 February 1837 in Perryville, Pennsylvania.
Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Oregon.
Includes index.
Book in Salt Lake LDS library: 929.273 EL22h
also Film in library: FHL US/CAN Film 1440717 Item 6

To view a digital version of this book see Brigham Young Univ. webpage:
and more about FRANKLIN CO PA group:

---Nancy Elder Petersen
Host, ELDER DNA project
Comment by Nancy Elder-Petersen on December 30, 2009 at 4:01pm
For Roberta Baum,
Found In the book "Descendants of James ELDER SR. of Armstrong and Clarion Counties Pennsylvania."
-- Page 100.
Robert W. "Little Bob" ELDER, b 1886 d 1934,
buried Ellensboro Cem. Cairo, Ritchie Co WV
married Mary M. THOMAS

In our ELDER DNA project, that line has matching DNA for the
"FRANKLIN CO PA" group, including my brother's DNA kit #10042.
So that ELDER family is not related to the "WILLIAM ELDER of MARYLAND" Group.

On page 100: Robert W. is Listed under: Children of
John Abbott ELDER (b. 1860 Callensburg, Clarion Co PA)
and Elma C. HILLIARD...

E-mail me anytime!
---Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, WA USA
Host, ELDER DNA project
Comment by Roberta Baum on December 19, 2009 at 6:54pm
My name is Roberta Baum. My maternal grandfather was Robert Washington Elder who married Mary Myrtle Thomas, their daughter, Freida, was my mother. My grandfather was born and raised in PA. He was an oil contractor and spent a lot of time in different states looking for oil. My grandmother was born and raised in WV. I know there are many lines of Elders so I don't know if we would be cousins; just trying to find the right line. Thanks.
Comment by Lilly Martin on September 12, 2009 at 1:08am
I am Lilly Martin, descendant of Sophia Elder Cambria Co PA, who married Jacob C. Luther. Their daughter Mary Elvira Josephine Luther, of Cambria Co PA, was my maternal great grandmother.
I am very interested in my Elder ancestry in PA and earlier in MD.
Best regards,
Lilly Martin
Comment by Nancy Elder-Petersen on July 16, 2009 at 7:09pm
Footnotes webpages for ELDER references
Comment by Nancy Elder-Petersen on July 16, 2009 at 7:07pm
As Host of the ELDER DNA project, I like to participate in
any ELDER genealogy research, although my DNA line has
different than the "WILLIAM ELDER OF MARYLAND" line.

See the ELDER DNA webpage chart (Click Y-RESULTS)
with at least 6 major lines of ELDER DNA:

ELDER reference books and online links also posted on
my Footnotes webpages

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