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BEERS BOOK of WOOD COUNTY, OHIO:             Joseph of Franklin Co and Westmoreland Co PA
"Commemorative historical and biographical record of
      Wood county, Ohio"                                           Mary MOREHOUSE, wife of JOHN ELDER
J.H.Beers & Co., 1897
                                                                                     John ELDER signs as witness for WILL of Jacob WILKISON
John ELDER's estate/land probate 1863
  Estate Sale Names                                                    Wood County "First Families" Certificate, issued May 2001
   Estate Sale Names, Page 2
       Estate Debtors Names                                       John ELDER named in Alexander ELDER's Estate in 1836

ELDER land records index (3/08)                         More about Alexander ELDER d. 1836

Beers Page 63:
"On March 18, 1854, the board summarily declared vacant the office of sheriff, because Thomas L. Webb, the sheriff-elect, would not give $5,000 bail in addition to his official bonds.  The coroner was notified to assume the office, discharge its duties and to furnish additional bonds for $7,000.  Under this order, John Elder, the coroner, qualified on March 29, 1854.  Congressional Township 3, N.R. 12 E. (Perry), was ordered to be organized April 7, 1854, for the purpose of taking charge of school lands.  On September 7, ditches 27 to 36, were authorized as well as the cleaning out of a natural water course.  William Noel succeeded to the office of sheriff on December, 1854.

Page 73:
"In October, 1854, Coroner John Elder was acting sheriff, and in 1855 John Webb was clerk.  On October 5 of the latter year, no less than 444 men asked the court to be admitted as citizens of the United States.

Page 88:
"The election of November 10, 1854, resulted as follows:
Probate judge --S.W. St. John (D), 618, J.A. Kelley (W.), 789;
clerk--L.O. Simmons (D.), 608, John Webb (W.), 823;
sheriff--S.S. Bronson (D.), 544, W.L. Cook (W.), 617, and John Elder (K.N.), 238   [Know Nothing Party, Anti-Cath]
"The vote cast in 1858 was 1,328 for Chester W. Norton, 881 for Lorenzo Borden, and 67 for W.A. Prior, for sheriff;
1,356 for Samuel M. Chilcote, and 935 for Daniel Mercer, commissioner;
and 1,368 for John Elder, and 918 for Thomas S. Carman, coroner."

"in October, 1862, ...1,388 for S.L. Sergeant, and 1, 366 for John Elder, for coroner."

Page 303:  "MEN OF 1839" Liberty Township:  "In less than four years after the organization of the township, the assessor reported forty-seven male inhabitants, each twenty-one years old or over, and from his list the following names are taken:.....JOHN ELDER...."

Page 306 Liberty Township History:
Assessors.--In giving a list of assessors, it must be considered that, owing to the want of township records, only a few of the number can be named with certainty.  George Cook served in 1842-43; Caleb Mercer, in 1844; George Alberti, in 1845; John Elder, in 1847 to 1860 (with the exception of John McMahan's term, in 1853-54); Caleb Mercer, 1868; J.H. Whitehead, 1870....
Civil War roster:
Liberty Township:
Page 146:
Joseph Elder, C, 21, en. Aug.,'61, re-en. in B, 4, U. S. Cav., at Nashville, Tenn., dis. Dec. 2, '65, at San Antonio, Texas.
Martin V. Elder, E, 34, en. July, '61, killed in action, Sept., '63, near Fayetteville, Va.
J. M. Elder, E, 179, en. July 2,'64, dis. June 27,'65.   [Josiah M. ELDER]

see: Civil War notes for the 3 sons of JOHN ELDER:

Also in BEERS, page 1050, William ELDER. Troy township, b. 1839, father Henry J. Elder, b in
Frederick County, MD, 1795, son of Arnold Elder, of Baltimore.  (Catholic)
A son, John Elder, enlisted in Civil War, age 20 in 1865.

From Wood County Lookups:
"Alexander Elder in Fort Meigs Cemetery,
in Perrysburg with death date of 1836.  He is buried along side  Samuel
Elder.  There also is an Elizabeth and George Elder buried together and a
Margie separately. Alexander died at age 26 it says, if Elizabeth was his
wife, she may have remarried.  This Elizabeth was born in 1866 so could not
have been Alexander's wife."
Alexander Elder died 2 Sep 1836, age 26y, 10m 25 day.         ALEXANDER  ELDER's  Probate court papers  in 1836
Samuel Elder died 23 Feb 1862  buried with Alexander
Margie Elder born 12 Feb 1802 died 18 June 1967 buried alone
Elizabeth Elder born 1866 died 1942 buried with
George Elder born 1854 died 1928.buried in the mausoleum

Josiah Miller married Elizabeth ELDER, 8 FEB 1838 Wood County         Elizabeth died Dec. 30, 1884 Perrysburg, OH?
1850 Census Perrysburg, Josiah Miller and Elizabeth, includes
Samuel ELDER, b. PA, 17 years old (b. abt. 1833)  Alexander's child

Wills, Estates and Guardianships 1851-1900
"Harriet and Henry Elder...Henry J. was to be buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Woodville, OH"
(Catholic relatives of Archbishop Elder in Cincinnati)
See Catholic ELDER High School:
with history (and small picture):

Catholic Encyclopedia - Bio (no photo)

and portrait of Archbishop William Henry ELDER

Found also in Wood Co:
Samuel Morehouse, b. in Milton Twp, Aug 7, 1857,
his father, Sylvanus b. in Paulding Co., OH
his father, b. PA
Sylvenus married Cynthia Fuller, had 8 children.
Andrew Morehouse, purchased land in Milton Twp, 1836.
Wood County, Milton Township Cemetery:
INSCRIPTIONS  (Andrew Jackson Morehouse)
Sec. 2A13 Lot 81 MOREHOUSE, William b. 1862 d. 1890  "SON"
                                    Andrew  b. 1815  d.1895 "FATHER"
                                    Mary      b. 1828d. 1898  "MOTHER"
Morehouse family in CT:
....similar names:
Samuel, Silvanus, Daniel, and Seth Morehouse, sons of Capt. Abraham late of Fairfield,
and joint heirs of Andrew Morehouse after decease of the latter's late widow Anna,
conveyed 27 Apr. 1767 to Sarah wife of Zachariah Jennings, Hannah wife of Edmund
Rowland, and Rebecca wife of Matthew Jennings.

From History of Monroe Co MI:
Biography of Josiah M. ELDER
"Joseph Elder, the grandfather of Josiah M.,
was of Scotch birth, and came to the United States at
an early day, settling in Pennsylvania, where his son John was born in 1805.
The latter removed to Perrysburg, Ohio, in 1825,
was there married and spent the remainder of his life in agricultural
pursuits in Wood county.  He was a prominent and influential Republican..."

CAROTHERS in PA and Wood County OH:

Wood County Library obituaries index:

(from Ohio Vital Records)
date: 8-16-1833
Recorded: 5-15-1834
wife, Sally, also to serve as executrix
Signed: Jacob WILKISON
Witnesses: John J. Lovett & JOHN ELDER

JACOB WILKISON in History of Toledo and Lucas Co

Captain [David] Wilkison states that he first came to the Maumee in the latter part of May, 1815,
on the Schooner Black Snake, of about 25 tons. He was then about 15 years of age, and
was a hand on the Vessel, his father and his uncle (Jacob Wilkison) being the owners,
and the latter the Master. She sailed from Cleveland, her load being chiefly immigrant families
and their effects. Part of these were landed at the River Raisin, and part at Fort Meigs...."
Between the years 1818 and 1828 he was Master at different times of the Schooners
Black Snake, Pilot, Saucy Jane, Prudent, Superior and Guerriere.
In 1828, he and John Hollister built at Swan Creek (now Toledo) the Schooner Eagle, of 60 tons.
That year he moved to Perrysburg, and took
command of the Schooner Eagle, and sailed her until the Steamboat
Commodore Perry came out in 1835, when he took command of her."

David is listed in the ProbateDeath Records:
 d. 9/13/1873  -- married -- age: 72y 0m 0d.  Perrysburg City  pg.58

Census Records:
John ELDER 1840
Liberty Twp, Wood Co OH
M704 Roll 434 P. 423

John ELDER 1850 age 45
Liberty Twp, Wood Co OH
M432  Roll 741 P. 126

John ELDER 1860 age 55
Liberty Twp, Wood Co OH
M653  Roll 1053 P. 228


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