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  • ID: I03539
  • Name: George ELDER 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1740 in ?Scotland; C Weintraub
  • Death: 1 MAR 1800 in Cumberland Valley Twp, , Bedford, Pennsylvania 2
  • Reference Number: 3539
  • Note:
    From "The Elder Historical Record" p. 5
    An Introduction by Lillian Eleonor (Elder) Hull, descendant of James Elder b. 1777, Bedford or Huntingdon Co, PA
    My oldest ancestor that I find in the Elder line... is George Elder. He is of Scotch-Irish birth. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
    ... George Elder had an interest in a tract of land of 5,000 acres, in the County of Philadelphia, PA. (The first Deed or Land Grant to this tract of land was made 9-10 Sep 1681, by William Penn, of Worminghurst, Sussex Co, Great Britain, Esquire, Proprietor and Governor of the Province of PA.) There was some difficulty in clearing the title, as some of the early Deeds were lost. The Estate was finally settled 27 Jan 1775. George Elder was then given a tract of land situated in Hopewell Twp, Bedford Co, Province of the aforesaid, beginning at corner marked Hickory, standing near Broad Top, alias Walnut Top.... containing 1700 acres.
    George Elder also owned land at Cove Station, Wood-Cock Valley, Union Twp, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The Estate was called "Union Green.".... There is a family burying ground on the farm called Piney Creek Cemetery.... George and his wife are buried on this farm, also some children.
    George Elder and his wife, Sarah Vogan, lived on this farm a number of years. Here is where their seven children were born, and where Sarah was captured by the Indian.

    The History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co.
    (Page 380) George Elder, Sr., settled in Cumberland valley in 1781, removing from Huntingdon county. His wife (nee Sarah Vogan, born in 1741), while living in Huntingdon county, before the revolutionary war, was captured by the Indians and held a prisoner among them for two years. When she was exchanged, one of the British subjects gave Mrs. Elder a bible, printed in 1748, which is still in possession of the family. Other relics of the pre-revolutionary period are also in the Elder family. James Elder was born in Huntingdon county in 1776, and removed to Cumberland valley with his parents. He married Sarah Worley, of this township, and was the father of ten children: Sarah (Haney), Rebecca, George, William, Rachel, Susan (Anderson), Achor, John, Samuel and James. George, William and James are still living. William resides on the old homestead in the old house which his father built in 1819. He has a good farm, with good buildings and improvements.

    George Elder, Will of 1799, Bedford Co PA:
    Dated 2 Sep 1799; mentions son William, son Robert, sons John & James, daughter Isabell, daughter Margaret, beloved wife (not named)

    Author: Moore, Marjorie W. (Marjorie Weber), 1929-
    Title: The descendants of George and Sarah Vogan Elder / compiled by Marjorie W. Moore.
    Publication info: Knoxville, Iowa : Moore, 1998.
    Physical descrip: 214 p. ; 29 cm. ; General Note: Caption title.; General Note: Includes index.; Personal subject: Elder family.; Personal subject: Musgrave family.; Personal subject: Riegel family. ; Personal subject: Rop family. OCLC Number: ocm41253003

    From: Christie ( 10 Aug 1997
    MP note: email address is not good as of 1/2/02; (1/3/02) - has site at
    I am Christie Anne [RUSCH] Weintraub. My mother is Laurel Adrienne Elder, b 04 June 1937 in Torrance, L. A. Co., CA. Married Robert Edward Rusch 23 July1961. They divorced abt 1983.
    Her father is LAWRENCE CHARLES ELDER, b. 12 November 1909 in Douglas, Converse Co., WY, d. 11 May 1979 in Torrance, L. A. Co., CA. Married Myra Hester Cobb on 17 April 1936. She was born 20 August 1909 in Torrance, L. A. Co., CA. Her 88th birthday is this month!
    Lawrence Charles Elder's father is DAVID ALBERT ELDER, b. 27 August 1856 in Bedford Co., PA, d. 25 June 1917 in Douglas, Converse Co., WY. He first married Florence Ann Sherwin 23 December 1885 in Tie Siding, Albany Co., WY. She was born 25 December 1861 in Aurora, Kane, IL and died 04 June 1895 in La Prele Creek, Converse Co., WY, buried in Poverty Flats Cemetary, N. of Douglas, Converse Co., WY on 07 June 1895 with the infant child Mary. Their Children are
    1. Sarah b. 16 Jan. 1889 in Douglas, Converse Co., WY - married Harry C. Anderson 24 November 1910 in WY
    2. Roland Sherwin b. 19 May 1891 in Douglas, Converse Co., WY, d. 09 October 1966 in Fontana, CA - buried 12 October 1966 in Montecito Memorial, Fontana, CA - his 1st wife was Gladys Riggs / 3rd wife was ??? - married 2nd wife, Olive Anna Matthews 01 February 1926 in Sweetwater, TX - b. 23 July 1901 d. abt 1995/6 - their children are
    a. Ferril Curtis b. 26 May 1928 in San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX & married Martha Palomera 13 April 1957 in El Centro, Imperial Co., CA
    b. Mary Francis b. 04 February 1927 in Marshall, Harrison Co., TX, married Lawrence Edwin Crackel, 23 February 1946 in Yuma, AZ;
    c. Warren Lloyd, b. 19 August 1930 in San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX - married Norma Ann Theresa O'Brien 28 December 1957 in El Centro, CA;
    3. Mary Elder [died with Florence as an Infant].
    A 2nd marriage for both, DAVID ALBERT ELDER & Alma Victoria [Peterson] Metz - they married 04 January 1905. She was born 05 April 1886 in Springview, Keya Paha County Nebraska and died 06 June 1986 in El Monte, Los Angeles County, California - Otto Metz & Alma Victoria Peterson married and divorced prior to 1905 and had no children. Lawrence Charles was the only child of David Albert Elder and Alma Victoria [Peterson] Metz.
    David Albert Elder's father is JOSIAH or JOSEPH S. ELDER, b. 10 May 1830 in Bedford Co., PA, d. 2 September 1901 in Harrisonville, Cass Co., MO. 25 December 1849 Married Sarah Rhodes, b. 16 January 1829 in Bedford Co., PA, d. 12 February 1894 in Eight Mile, Cass Co., MO.
    Josiah / Joseph S. Elder's father is ROBERT R. ELDER, b. 11 May 1800 in Bedford Co., PA, d. 14 April 1864 in Bedford Co., PA. Abt. 1826, married Matilda Smouse in Bedford Co., b. 15 January 1809, Bedford Co., PA, d. 11 September 1860, Bedford Co., PA.
    Robert R. Elder's father is ROBERT ELDER, b. 9 October 1768 in Lancaster Co., PA, d. ??? in Hancock Co., Ohio. Married CATHERINE SHOUP [SCHAUB] on ??? in ??? PA. Born abt. 1770 in Hopewell, Bedford Co., PA, died Hancock Co., Ohio.
    Robert Elder's father is George Elder, b. abt. 1740 in Scotland [???], d. ??? in Bedford Co., PA. Married Sarah Vogan 30 September 1763 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA. She was born 26 January 1741 in Huntingdon Co., PA and died ??? in Bedford Co., PA.

    10/27/03 by Donna Y Logan, PO Box 340, Hancock, MD 21750
    George Elder d. 2 Sep 1799; only lists three children for George & Sarah: William, John & Robert. William Elder's wife's name is Mary, but lists only one child for them, son John m. Mary Keith.

    Marriage 1 Sarah VOGAN b: 26 JAN 1742 in Bedford (now Huntingdon) Co, PA
    • Married: 30 SEP 1763 in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; St. James Church 2
    1. Has Children William ELDER b: 8 FEB 1764 in Hopewell Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA
    2. Has Children John ELDER b: 30 JAN 1766 in Huntingdon Co, PA
    3. Has Children Robert ELDER b: 9 OCT 1768 in Huntingdon Co, PA
    4. Has No Children Isabelle ELDER b: 7 MAR 1771 in Huntingdon Co, PA
    5. Has No Children Margaret ELDER b: 2 NOV 1774 in Huntingdon Co, PA
    6. Has Children James ELDER b: 3 MAR 1777 in Cumberland Valley, , Bedford, Pennsylvania
    7. Has No Children Margaret ELDER b: 24 SEP 1779 in Huntingdon Co, PA

    1. Title: World Family Tree
      Publication: Vol. 13
      Media: Electronic
      Text: Cites research of Rebecca Jean Sue Lynch
      Note: World Family Tree, (Vol. 15), Tree 1348, "Electronic."
    2. Title: Descendants of George Elder
      Author: Lockwood, Gordon (
      Publication: outline sent 2 Feb 2004
      Media: Electronic
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