Franklin County PA Revolutionary soldiers:
Served 1777-79-81-82, under Capts. Noah Abraham and Thomas Askey. He is probably the
Abraham Elder who mar. Susanna Ardery of Fannett Twp.; her sister Elizabeth mar. George
Armstrong. Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 6, p. 140, 383, 408, 423, 429, 441, 515.
David ELDER m. Jane Boggs, moved to Spruce Creek, Huntingdon Co, had 5 sons and 3 dau
Abraham ELDER Chart by Louise Elder Gillispie
Abraham Elder's Gravesite, Graysville, Huntingdon Co PA - photos
Abraham Elder's Gravesite (from Find-a-grave website)
David's Bible photos:
Stormstown Real Estate 2003:
Half-moon Township, Centre Co PA:
6 STORMSTOWN: Abraham Elder settled what is now Stormstown in 1784. He'd be pretty surprised to see what a boomtown his little village has become. The village itself has a few pleasant streets of old frame homes and newer models, plus a community center, a large fruit farm and an herb farm. Well-kept dairy and horse farms lie all around the village. Stormstown is home to an all-inclusive retailer, Stormy Corners Country Store, with sandwiches, groceries, video rentals, crafts, gifts, antiques, and deli counter. The hundreds of families in the new developments south of town surely appreciate this last convenience stop before home.
National Register of Historic Places, Stormstown, Centre Co PA Photo of Abraham Elder's Stone House
Elder, Abraham, Stone House (added 1977 - Building - #77001148)
Also known as Elder's
PA 550, Stormstown Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Historic Person: Elder,Abraham,et al.
Significant Year: 1808, 1832
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Restaurant, Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling
Samuel Elder of Annapolis, Maryland wrote in 2005:
Re: UPPER SPRUCE CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
>"There is a stone with the names of Abraham and Susanna Elder
which I believe was near the back of the church, because the Elders
were members of the original congregation and probably the first to
>..."I remember that there is an extension of the cemetery back up on a hill,
which may be the part that Gordon [Lockwood] checked out.
>"Somewhere I have a picture of Abraham's tombstone, which I will try to find.
Inscribed on the stone is the verse:
Life is the time to serve the Lord, and while the lamp holds out to burn,
As God together did us join, So did He part us for a time.
But now we both in one grave lay, Waiting the Resurrection Day."
A DAR tribute states that Abraham served as a Revolutionary War Soldier
More about: "Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Churchyard" in
Huntingdon Co Atlas of 1873:
Graysville and Pennsylvania Furnace are marked with names on this plat atlas for 1873,
Pres. Church marked at both locations, in Franklin Township, Huntingdon Co.
Spruce Creek itself must run all the way to Penn Furnace,
and across the county border to Centre Co, with Half Moon Run
coming across the border, too. Several Stewart names, didn't
find ELDER. David Elder is in the Franklin Twp. 1810 census.
Posted atlas here:
From Abraham ELDER, d. 1827 of Centre Co PA bio:
Abraham's grandson, was named there:
"George ELDER, of Lewiston (Mifflin Co) PA
J. Clair Simler's book, pages about ELDER of Centre Co and
Mifflin Co PA:
George Wilson ELDER (Lewistown, Mifflin Co PA):
Find: Mifflin Co Genweb entry for Lewistown 1877:
"ELDER, George W. Attorney. PO Lewistown."
1920 Lewistown Mifflin Co PA Census
George W. Elder age 50 (b. abt 1870) PA PA PA
H. Ida age 50 (b. abt 1870) PA PA PA
Earl H. age 25 (b. abt 1895) PA PA PA
Kathryn A. age 13 (b. 1906) PA PA PA
1930 Lewistown Mifflin Co PA Census:
George W. 60
Kathryn A. dau 23
George W. ELDER, lawyer of Lewistown, arranging for soldier's payments,
and JEAN SULOFF 's name on the article about the 36th PA in the Civil War.
PDF File (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader):
NOAH ELDER, son of DAVID, from
Franklin Co PA, settled in Mifflin and Juniata Co's.
Noah is found in the book titled:
"Genealogy of David ELDER and Margery Stewart" [of Franklin Co PA]
by Thomas A. ELDER, Wooster, Ohio, pub. 1905.
Purchased from Higginson Book Co. 2001.
Mifflin Co PA Genforum, message by p Sue Barr:
From the "History of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys", published in the 1880's, Volume I, pages 471 and 472.
"George W. Elder,a native of Centre county.
After having graduated at Washington College, he entered the law office of the
Hon. Hugh N. McAllister, of Bellefonte, as a student, and, after completing his studies,
attended the Law Department of Harvard University. He was admitted to
practice at the bar of Mifflin County at January, 1849, and settled at
Lewistown, where he has been in continuous practice to the present time. He has
two sons engaged in the practice of law."
"Rufus C. Elder, a son of George W. Elder, is a graduate of Princeton College.
Studied law with his father, and was admitted to the bar at April
term, 1877. He at once entered upon the practice of his profession with his father."
"George R. Elder, is a son of George W. Elder; graduated at Princeton College,
after which he began the study of law under the instructions of his
father. He was admitted to the bar in August of 1878, and is now a
practicing lawyer at Leadville, Col."
In Ancestry.com online 1930 census:
Rufus C. Elder, age 76 [b. abt 1853] Lawyer, Lewistown, Chestnut St.
res with: Margaretta daughter, age 47 [b. abt 1883]
News: for Sept. 9, 1936, Rufus Elder died on Sunday.
During Spanish American War was Lt. Col., organizing
Company G 5th Regiment, PA volunteers at Lewistown
"JOHN R. ELDER" -
CALDWELL's History of Indiana County PA, p. 460, Published 1880.
Father: ROBERT ELDER
Grandfather: DAVID ELDER
Great-grandfather: ROBERT ELDER, d. 1807, Path Valley, Fannett Township, Franklin Co PA
Adobe Acrobat File for Caldwell's History, page 460:
ELDER DNA kit #78241 ordered Nov. 30, 2006
"Franklin Co PA" group
Ancestors: Robert ELDER (1730-1807) of Franklin Co PA
Abraham, b. 1755 (moved to Centre Co PA)
Robert, b. 1785 Fannett, Franklin Co PA (moved to Centre Co PA)
Abram, b. 1817 ( Centre Co PA)
Robert Thomas Elder, b. 1852 (buried Grays Cem, Centre Co PA]
OBITUARY for Dr. SAMUEL ADAMS ELDER:
Source Citation: Newspaper: Capital, The; Publication Date: 30 Jul 2007; Publication Place: Annapolis , MD , Us..
Dr. Samuel Adams Elder, 78, a 63-year resident of Annapolis, retired Naval Academy faculty member and author,
died July 27 at his home after a lengthy illness with cancer.
A resident of Admiral Heights for 43 years, Dr. Elder also lived with his parents during his formative years in various
Annapolis neighborhoods, including on the grounds at the academy and Lafayette Avenue.
Born July 13, 1929, in Baltimore, he was the youngest of three sons of the late Navy Capt. Fred Kingsley Elder and Ethel Tait Elder.
He graduated from Annapolis High School in 1946 and received his bachelor of science degree in physics in 1950 from
Hampton-Sydney College where he was class valedictorian and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
He earned a master's degree and then a doctorate in 1956 from Brown University. His work during that time included a scientific paper,
"Acoustic Streaming Near A Cavitation Bubble," a work still referenced in scientific and medical papers and journals.
In 1956 he began work at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, and in 1964
he followed in his father's footsteps and became a physics professor at the Naval Academy, retiring in 2000.
A fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Dr. Elder published numerous textbooks and scientific papers, including a ground-breaking work on hurricanes called "Acoustical original of rain bands in an ideal tropical hurricane"
which was delivered to the annual Acoustical Society of America meeting in Vancouver in 2005.
For more than 50 years, Dr. Elder was a teaching and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church, a Bible teacher and counselor,
and served locally with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis where he was a founding member.
He was instrumental in organizing nine evangelical churches in the Annapolis area and surrounding counties.
He also was a former board member of the Annapolis Area Christian School. In 2007 he published a new book,
"The God Who Makes Things Happen - Physical Reality and the Word of God."
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Sylvia Maynard Elder; six daughters, Susan E. Erikson of Escondido, Calif., Sarah M. Elder and Kathleen M. Volz of Annapolis, S. Louise Chestnut of Arnold, Sharon E. Thayer of Sutton, Mass.,
and Lee W. Hethcox of Goldvein, Va.; two brothers, Dr. Fred Kingsley Elder Jr. of Rochester, N.Y., and Dr. James Tait Elder of Olympia, Wash.; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His daughter, Sheila J. Korzep, died in 2002.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis Missions Program,
710 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401.
Louise Gillispie McFarland sent me this page of photos from
Grays Cemetery in Centre Co PA.
Query - Find parents of JOHN ELDER m. Margaret SCOTT (b. Northern
Resided in Centre Co PA and Clarion Co PA
Son: John ELDER, b. 28 Jan 1821 Centre Co PA m. Nancy K. McMUNN, b. 20 JAN 1826 Clarion Co PA
Son: Robert George ELDER b: 12 FEB 1860 in Clarion Co, Pa m. Cora Helen GROAT b: 30 MAY 1862 IOWA.
Buried Asbury Cemetery, Clarion Co PA.
Census Records | Vital Records | Family Trees & Communities | Immigration Records | Military Records Directories & Member Lists | Family & Local Histories | Newspapers & Periodicals | Court, Land & Probate | Finding Aids