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Ballymoney First Valuation                          Rev. John Elder of PAXTANG PA               ELDER in Ireland cemeteries
Title : Rev.
 Surname : Elder                    ELDER in 1901 Antrim Census        ELDER in Antrim 1911 Census (253)
 Parish : Finvoy
 Townland : Mullans
 PRONI reference: VAL/1B/158C                           

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : ???
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Finvoy
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Dunloy

 1740_ballymoney
 Firstname : Adam
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Ballyreshane or Ballymoney

 1740 ballyrashane_coleraine
 Firstname : Adam
 Surname : Elder

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Agnes
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Labourer
 Age : 4
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Newbuildings
 PRONI reference: SCH/917
 Name of school: Seacon
 Date starts school: Nov 1895

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Alexander
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Labourer
 Age : 5
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Newbuildings
 PRONI reference: SCH/917
 Name of school: Seacon
 Date starts school: Aug 1898

1924 Electoral Register
 Firstname : Alexander
 Surname : Elder
 Street : John Street

 knock_road_cemetery
 Firstname : Alexander Wilson
 Surname : Elder
 Page no. : 35
 Registerno : 576
 Date of funeral : 27.11.1925
 Time of death : 21 11 1925 ?
 Sex : M
 Registrar : Samuel Crawford
 Cemetery : Knock Rd

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Andrew
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Labourer
 Age : 5
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Newbuildings
 PRONI reference: SCH/917
 Name of school: Seacon
 Date starts school: May 1895

1924 Electoral Register
 Firstname : Andrew
 Surname : Elder
 Street : Market Street

1795_applotments
 Firstname : Andrew
 Surname : Elder

 1876_kilraughts
 Firstname : Daniel
 Surname : Elder

 Ballymoney Outdoor Register
 Firstname : Daniel
 Surname : Elder
 Townland : Craigatempin
 Date relieved: 1888

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : Daniel
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Antrim
 Location : Glenlough

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : Daniel
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Location : Culmore

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Danl.
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Culmore

1924 Electoral Register
 Firstname : Elizabeth
 Surname : Elder
 Street : Townhead Street

 Ballymoney Outdoor Register
 Firstname : Ellen
 Surname : Elder
 Townland : Drumlee
 Date relieved: 1879

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : Ellen
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Location : Gortereghy

 knock_road_cemetery
 Firstname : Frank
 Surname : Elder
 Religion : Presbyterian
 Page no. : 37
 Registerno : 629
 Date of funeral : 29.1.1928
 Time of death : 28.1.1928
 Sex : M
 Lived : Ballysallie
 Married / Single : child
 Grave No : 10 8
 Interned By : T Elder
 Registrar : Samuel Crawford
 Cemetery : Knock Rd

 1803 Agricultural Census
 Firstname : George
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Loughguile
 Townland : Balleyweney

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : George
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Labourer
 Age : 5
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Newbuildings
 PRONI reference: SCH/917
 Name of school: Seacon
 Date starts school: May 1894

 1924 Electoral Register
 Firstname : George
 Surname : Elder
 Street : Townhead Street

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Gordon
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Farmer
 Age : 3
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Gortahar
 PRONI reference: SCH/246
 Name of school: Crushy Bracken
 Date starts school: June 1891

 1909 O`Friels Almanac Suburbs
 Firstname : J
 Surname : Elder
 Townland : Ballinagarvey
 Trade : Farmer

 1888 Bassett`s Book of Antrim
 Firstname : J
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation : Grocers and Hardware
 Residence : Rasharkin

 1888 Bassett`s Book of Antrim
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Address : Ballinagarvey
 Occupation : Farmers and Residents
 Residence : Ballymoney

 1888 Bassett`s Book of Antrim
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Address : Ballydonnelly
 Occupation : Farmers and Residents
 Residence : Rasharkin

 1897 Belfast Directory
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Address : Ballinagarvey
 Occupation : Farmer

 1897 Belfast Directory
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation : Union Workhouse

 1790 election Deputy Court
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Lived : Ballyvaney
 Voted For : RO

 1900_dunloy_presbyterian
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Pew No : 54

 1876_finvoy_congregation
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Pew No : 99

 1803 Agricultural Census
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Loughguile
 Townland : Balleyweney

Ballymoney First Valuation
Title : Rev.
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 Townland : Magheraboy
 PRONI reference: VAL/1B/162

 Ballymoney First Valuation
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 Townland : Ballymaconnelly
 PRONI reference: VAL/1B/162

Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Antrim
 Location : Ballywindelland Lower

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Finvoy
 County : Antrim
 Location : Carrowreagh

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Location : Drumcon

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Location : Gortereghy

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : James
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Ballymaconelly

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Jane
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : farmer
 Age : 6
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Culmore
 PRONI reference: SCH/540
 Name of school: Ballymaconnolly
 Date starts school: May 1890

 1740 Loughguile
 Firstname : Jas
 Surname : Elder

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Jas.
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Drumcon

 1740 ballyrashane_coleraine
 Firstname : Jn
 Surname : Elder

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Jas.
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Drumcon

  1825_tithe_applotment_books_ballymoney
 Firstname : Jno.
 Surname : Elder
 Townland : Forttown

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Jno.
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1825
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Forttown

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Joe.
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Gortereigh

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : John
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Gortereigh

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : John
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Dunaghy
 County : Antrim
 Location : Glenleslie

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : John
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Location : Lisnagaver

 Ballymoney First Valuation
 Firstname : John
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 Townland : Gortereghy
 PRONI reference: VAL/1B/162

 Ballymoney First Valuation
 Firstname : John
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Ballymoney
 Townland : Fort town
 PRONI reference: VAL/1B/142B

 Ballymoney Outdoor Register
 Firstname : John
 Surname : Elder
 Townland : Claughey
 Name of spouse : Mary
 Date relieved: 1887

 Ballymoney Outdoor Register
 Firstname : Jonathan
 Surname : Elder
 Townland : Claughey
 Name of spouse : Ann
 Date relieved: 1862

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : Joseph
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Location : Gortereghy

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Joseph (?)
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Labourer
 Age : 6
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Newbuildings
 PRONI reference: SCH/917
 Name of school: Seacon
 Date starts school: Nov 1890

Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Kate
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Grocer
 Age : 6
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Rasharkin
 PRONI reference: SCH/94
 Name of school: Rasharkin(Female Infants)
 Date starts school: 9 August 1897

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Lily
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Grocer
 Age : 4
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Rasharkin
 PRONI reference: SCH/94
 Name of school: Rasharkin(Female Infants)
 Date starts school: 9 August 1897

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Lizzie
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Labourer
 Age : 5
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Newbuildings
 PRONI reference: SCH/917
 Name of school: Seacon
 Date starts school: Dec 1891

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Margaret
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : farmer
 Age : 5
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Portna
 PRONI reference: SCH/94
 Name of school: Rasharkin(Female Infants)
 Date starts school: 30 June 1891

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : Margaret
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Antrim
 Location : Fort Town

 Ballymoney Outdoor Register
 Firstname : Margaret
 Surname : Elder
 Townland : Fort Town
 Date relieved: 1867

 1924 Electoral Register
 Firstname : Martha
 Surname : Elder
 Street : Market Street

 knock_road_cemetery
 Firstname : Martha
 Surname : Elder
 Religion : Presbyterian
 Page no. : 35
 Registerno : 573
 Date of funeral : 16.9.1925
 Time of death : 14.9.1925
 Sex : F
 Registrar : Samuel Crawford
 Cemetery : Knock Rd

 1876_finvoy_congregation
 Firstname : Mat
 Surname : Elder
 Pew No : 76

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : Matthew
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Antrim
 Location : Claughey

 knock_road_cemetery
 Firstname : Matthew
 Surname : Elder
 Religion : Presbyterian
 Page no. : 23
 Registerno : 402
 Date of funeral : 8.6.1909
 Time of death : 6.6.1909
 Sex : M
 Lived : Secon
 Married / Single : single
 Grave No : 10 61 62
 Interned By : Robert Elder
 Registrar : Samuel Crawford
 Cemetery : Knock Rd

 1803 Agricultural Census
 Firstname : Matthew Revd.
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Kilraghts
 Townland : Kilmayangey

 Ballymoney First Valuation
 Firstname : Mrs.
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Loughguile
 Townland : Lismisk
 PRONI reference: VAL/1B/146A

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Mrs. ???
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1832
 Parish : Loughguile
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Ballycregogh

 Ballymoney First Valuation
 Firstname : Nathaniel
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 Townland : Gortereghy
 PRONI reference: VAL/1B/162

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Natl.
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Gortereigh

 Ballymoney Outdoor Register
 Firstname : Rachel
 Surname : Elder
 Townland : Glenlough
 Date relieved: 1886

Finvoy Presbyterian Headstone Survey
 Firstname : Rev. James
 Surname : Elder
 Age : 86
 Date died : 04/11/1843

 Connor wills
 Firstname : Rev. James
 Surname : Elder
 Residence : Finvoy
 Date of probate: 1844

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Rev. Jas.
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Maheraboy

 1818_kilraughts
 Firstname : Reverend Matthew
 Surname : Elder

 1740 Derrykeighan, Carey
 Firstname : Rob
 Surname : Elder

 1740 Loughguile
 Firstname : Rob
 Surname : Elder

 1790 election Deputy Court
 Firstname : Robert
 Surname : Elder
 Lived : Culmore
 Voted For : LM

1818_kilraughts
 Firstname : Robert
 Surname : Elder

 Ballymoney First Valuation
 Firstname : Robert
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Loughguile
 Townland : Ballyportery North
 PRONI reference: VAL/1B/146A

 Ballymoney First Valuation
 Firstname : Robert
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 Townland : Gortereghy
 PRONI reference: VAL/1B/162

 1803 Agricultural Census
 Firstname : Robert
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Loughguile
 Townland : Balleyweney

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : Robert
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Location : Gortereghy

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Robert
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1832
 Parish : Loughguile
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Ballyportrie

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
Title : Sr.
 Firstname : Robert
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Gortereigh

 knock_road_cemetery
 Firstname : Robert
 Surname : Elder
 Religion : Presbyterian
 Page no. : 34
 Registerno : 547
 Date of funeral : 8.5.1924
 Time of death : 6.5.1924
 Sex : M
 Lived : Secon
 Married / Single : married
 Grave No : 11 ?
 Interned By : Samuel Elder
 Registrar : Samuel Crawford
 Cemetery : Knock Rd

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Robt.
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1834
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Gortereigh

 Ballymoney Outdoor Register
 Firstname : Rose Ann
 Surname : Elder
 Townland : Ramblin
 Date relieved: 1848

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Rosetta
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Farmer
 Age : 4
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Gortahar
 PRONI reference: SCH/246
 Name of school: Crushy Bracken
 Date starts school: April 1897

 1924 Electoral Register
 Firstname : Ruth
 Surname : Elder
 Street : John Street

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : Samuel
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Antrim
 Location : Fort Town

 1803 Agricultural Census
 Firstname : Samuel
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Ballymoney
 Townland : Forthtown

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Samuel
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Labourer
 Age : 6
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Newbuildings
 PRONI reference: SCH/917
 Name of school: Seacon
 Date starts school: Nov 1892

 Ballymoney First Valuation
 Firstname : Samuel
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Ballymoney
 Townland : Fort town
 PRONI reference: VAL/1B/142B

 Old Churchyard
 Firstname : Samuel
 Surname : Elder
 Religion : Presbyterian
 Occupation : farmer
 Page no. : 80
 Registerno : 166
 Date of funeral : 19.3.1887
 Time of death : 17.3.1887
 Sex : M
 Age : 80
 Lived : Forttown
 Married / Single : widower
 Cause of Death : debility
 Interned By : James Troland
 Registrar : John Freeman
 Cemetery : old chyd

Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Thomas
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Farmer
 Age : 6
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Gortahar
 PRONI reference: SCH/246
 Name of school: Crushy Bracken
 Date starts school: April 1895

1924 Electoral Register
 Firstname : Thomson
 Surname : Elder
 Street : Townhead Street

 Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
 Firstname : Thos.
 Surname : Elder
 Year : 1832
 Parish : Loughguile
 County : Antrim
 Townland : Lisnisk

 knock_road_cemetery
 Firstname : Tillie
 Surname : Elder
 Religion : Presbyterian
 Page no. : 34
 Registerno : 538
 Date of funeral : 10.3.1924
 Time of death : 8.3.1924
 Sex : F
 Lived : Seacon
 Married / Single : child
 Grave No : 10 69
 Interned By : George Elder
 Registrar : Samuel Crawford
 Cemetery : Knock Rd

 1790 election Deputy Court
 Firstname : Victor
 Surname : Elder
 Lived : Ballywinney
 Voted For : RO

 1909 O`Friels Almanac Ballymoney
 Firstname : W
 Surname : Elder
 Trade : Singer's Machine Agent
 Street : Main Street

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : William
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Dunaghy
 County : Antrim
 Location : Glenleslie

 Ballymoney Griffith's
 Firstname : William
 Surname : Elder
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : Antrim
 Location : Carnfinton

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : William
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : Labourer
 Age : 6
 Parish : Ballymoney
 County : Newbuildings
 PRONI reference: SCH/917
 Name of school: Seacon
 Date starts school: Nov 1890

 Ballymoney School Registers
 Firstname : Willie
 Surname : Elder
 Occupation of parent : orphan
 Parish : Rasharkin
 County : B'maconly
 PRONI reference: SCH/94
 Name of school: Rasharkin
 Date starts school: 16 Jan 1893
***

Hi folks,
Today I enjoyed reading a book about Presbyterians in early
BALLYMONEY County Antrim, which is now online.
Thanks to helpful postings on FRANKLIN CO PA Discussion group (PAFRANKL-Rootsweb List):

"A Short History of the Presbyterian Churches in Ballymoney"
   by Rev. A.H. Dill and others, 1898.
  Full text on "Internet Archives"
at
http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924008573887/cu31924008573887_djvu.txt

Page 11-12 mentions "THOMAS ELDER"
         Chapter 1. Early Settlers of the Route.
Page 10.     ..."an old manuscript book has been preserved and has come into the possession
of the Session of the congregation. This book, brown and worn with age, many of its leaves torn
and defaced, and parts of it missing altogether, is all that remains of the records of the congregation
of Ballymoney from its beginning till the year 1817. .."

Page 11. ..."Amongst the earliest names occurring in this old record are the following :
John Boyd, Robert McElhose, Benjamin Boyle, Robert Biggart,
John Hopkin, Hugh McMaster, John Hamil,
Thomas Elder, John Lusk, John Ramsay, Alex. Dunlop,
and Alex. Calderwood ; all of whom were elders of the church, and took part in the meetings of
Session. Several of these are of special interest because they are the direct ancestors of families
still in connection with the Presbyterian Churches of Ballymoney...."

Page 12.  "The Hamils, Elders and Lusks, the Ramsays and McMasters have branched out in many directions,
and have given many prominent and useful members to the Presbyterian Church...."

Where does Thomas ELDER belong in our DNA lines?
"PAXTANG PA" I-haplogroup-Viking ELDER DNA group,
or my brother's "FRANKLIN CO PA" R1b ELDER DNA group.
Or another line altogether...

see DNA Results charts:
at
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elder
****

RE: HENRY ELDER of BELLURY, DESERTOGHILL,
Co. LONDONDERRY.
Relative also has some early BALLYMONEY entries,
at:
WorldConnect
by Craig ELDER (ELDER DNA kit #15134)
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1697853&id=I77236695
# ID: I77236695
# Name: John (III) ELDER
# Given Name: John (III)
# Surname: Elder
# Sex: M
# Birth: 1720 in Balleymoney, Antrim, Ireland
# Death: in Balleymoney, Antrim, Ireland

Father: John (II) ELDER b: 1690 in Antrim County, Ireland

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Children
1. ? ELDER
2. John W (IV) ELDER b: 1752 in Balleymoney, Antrim, Ireland
3. James ELDER b: 25 Dec 1757 in Antrim County, Ireland
4. Thomas ELDER b: 1797 in Ballymoney, Antrim, Ireland

****
JAMES and others  listed:
From: FASTI of the IRISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
Attaching page photos:
FASTI page 1:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/pa/Fasti1.gif
and
Fasti page 2:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/pa/Fasti2.gif
 

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Worldconnect
by Paul IHMS
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:742914&id=I34305989
# ID: I34305989
# Name: Daniel ELDER
# Sex: M
# Occupation: Shipbuilder

Father: David ELDER b: in Kinross
Marriage 1 Mary REED
Children
   1.  Nathaniel ELDER b: in Scotland?
***
# ID: I34304683
# Name: Joseph Dickey ELDER
# Sex: M
# Birth: 1838 in Ireland or Scotland?/Ireland
# Death: in Culmore, N Ireland 1
# Occupation: Carpenter 1
# Note:
    Address: Culmore
    N Ireland
    [Elder2.FTW]
    Named after the Reverand Joseph Dickey of the Rasharkin Church - first
    boy baptised in the 2nd Kilrea Church.
    Supposedly born in Scotland and moved to N Ireland later.

Father: Nathaniel ELDER b: in Scotland?                  Looking for more names in Steamships family - David Jr.
Marriage 1 Margaret Ann Gray, b: in Edinburgh

Children
   1.  Margaret Ann ELDER
   2.  Matilda ELDER b: in Rasharkin, Northern Ireland
   3.  Henry John ELDER b: 2 Jul 1866 in Rasharkin, Northern Ireland
   4.  James Gray ELDER b: 21 Jul 1868 in Culmore, District of Ballymoney,       <--  (Desc. DNA is "FRANKLIN CO PA")
County of Antrim, Northern Ireland/Ballymoney, Northern Ireland                                  (Kit #132709)
   5.  Robert ELDER b: 21 Jun 1876 in Northern Ireland
**
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:742914&id=I34304994
# ID: I34304994
# Name: James Gray ELDER
# Sex: M
# Birth: 21 Jul 1868 in Culmore, District of Ballymoney, County of Antrim, Northern Ireland
# Death: 14 Jun 1945 in Milwalkee, Wisconsin, United States of America
# Event: Imigrated from Ella Daman is his first wife.
# Occupation: Head of Air brake dept and consultant to numerous other Rail Roads for air brakes, started as call boy worked up to engineer and then to air brake supervisor.
# NATU: 8 Jun 1897 County of Chippewa, Minnesota
# Event: Social Security # 707-12-0133
# Note:
 Alma Audley Bright is his second wife.
 He traveled a great deal with his job.
  He never remarried after the death of Alma Bright.
    He had a grandmother that had lived in Edinbourgh, Scotland and would
    visit her on school vacations. His parents had moved to Northern Ireland,
    where he was born. He had a chance to go to college at the government
    expenses when he was 14 years old, but his father told him that if he
    went to college he would have to study to be a Presbyterian minister.
    He left home when he was 14 years old, got on a sailing ship and came to
    the United States. He never corresponded with any of his family after he
    left home.
    His mother died when he was young and his sister took over running the
    family. He said that he had a brother living in Australia with one
    largest sheep ranches at that time.
    He was job transferred to Milwaukee,Wisconsin. They had moved into an
    apartment right before Alma Audrey Bright had passed away. They didn't
    know anyone in town.
    Not much later James had purchased a home there and lived there until he
    passed away. He had a stroke and laid paralyzed in bed for five years
    until his death at the age of 72."
 

***
On Ray ELDER's webpage:
PHOTO of GRAVESTONE:
http://www.elder-mcgilligan.com/2006/11/05/robert-elder-1937
Robert Elder, 1937
This gravestone is located at the Second Kilrea Presbyterian Church in Kilrea,
Co. Londonderry.Robert Elder died 15 May 1937.
Two daughters are buried with him.
Lilly Elder died 12 Nov 1941 and Margaret Elder died 21 Apr 1942.
His wife Ellen is also buried with him and she died 23 Jan 1963.

Photo:
Second Kilrea Presbyterian Church
http://www.elder-mcgilligan.com/2006/11/05/second-kilrea-presbyterian-church
The Second Kilrea Prebyterian Church is located in Kilrea, Co. Londonderry.
While researching my mother's McGilligan lines I came across a gravestone of a Robert Elder....

Mapquest directions from Londonderry to BALLYMONEY
(Staying on the highway east through Limavady )
Total Est. Time:  55 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 37.70 miles
http://tinyurl.com/yxpbwj

ELDER Rootsweb List -1999:
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/ELDER/1999-06/0930126620
    From: "hayes1"
    Subject: Nathaniel Elder - N Ireland
    Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 09:30:20 +0100
    Hi all,
    >My name is Michelle - This is my first message - I am hoping
somebody out there can help me in my search for my ancestors.
I have hit a bit of a brick wall, mainly because my immediate family
are from Northern Ireland and a lot of the records were burned in
some fire or other.
   > I am trying to find out the names of the parents or any other
relative of Nathaniel Elder, born 11 November 1835 in the Rasharkin /
Dirraw area of Northern Ireland. I know that this Nathaniel was
married to Hannah Wilson and he had 4 brothers
(Joseph Dickey, John, James and Robert) and 2 sisters (Mary and Ellen Jane).
    > I think his father was also called Nathaniel, but that is as much
as I know.
    > If anybody has any info at all which may relate to this please
mail me.
    mj@hayes1.netlineuk.net
**
Michelle Hayes also wrote:
>I have a birth certificate for Ellen Elder, born 17 Mar 1871, Gortahar -
F: Nathan Elder (farmer), M: Hannah Elder (Wilson).
Ellen is the eldest sister of my grandfather, Thomas Wilson Elder.

***
McKilligan is a sept of Clan Mackintosh.
Ray Elder writes:
>My uncle Jack McGilligan died in a tragic road accident in Walsall, England before I was born. Jack worked as a commercial lorry driver and died on November 11th, 1972 while transporting an extra load from Stranraer, Scotland to the south of England. He was buried on the November 21st, 1972 at the Market Street Cemetery in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.  Photo of Cemetery Stone:
http://www.elder-mcgilligan.com/2005/12/30/john-jack-mcgilligan-iii/

**********************
SEARCHING "JAMES ELDER" FINVOY CHURCH
found:
Finvoy Presbyterian Church Marriages, Bann Valley Genealogy 
http://www.torrens.org.uk/Genealogy/BannValley/church/FinvoyP/Marriages.html
"4 Aug 1879, Eliza Torrens, Maddikeel, dau of John Torrens, Farmer, to
 Daniel Elder, farmer, Ballinagarvey, son of James Elder, Farmer."

***
Short History of the Presbyterian Church
in Ireland
Prof. John M. Barkley
M.A., Ph.D, D.D.,F. R. Hist.S.

CHAPTER III
THE CHURCH (1800-19
at
http://www.lisburn.com/books/history-presbyterian/history-presbyterian-2.html
....
.... "The moderators of the two Synods, the Rev. James Elder, of
Finvoy, and the Rev. John Rodgers, of Glascar, headed the procession.
Having reached the place of destination, accompanied by an immense
multitude, these two venerable ministers then proceeded to the
pulpit, and conducted devotional exercises...."
****

SEARCH "JAMES ELDER" and FINVOY
found:
http://www.gospelmagazine.org.uk/may1966.pdf

Gospel Magazine, May 1966
Page 200
...1845
"About this time the congregation of Brigh near [Cookstown] in
the Tyrone Presbytery was vacant through the sudden death of
their minister Rev. Samuel Hamilton Elder, son of Rev. S. H. Elder
of Ballyeaston and grandson of Rev. James Elder of Finvoy who
in his day was known as the Gun of the Gospel. ..."
****

SEARCH:
FINVOY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
found:
http://www.biblioireland.com/1919/the-story-of-finvoy-presbyterian-church
"The Story of Finvoy Presbyterian Church."
Author: THOMPSON, Joseph.
Ballymoney, 1990. vi, 225 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.

From BALLYMONEYANCESTRY
http://www.ballymoneyancestry.com
Finvoy Presbyterian Headstone Survey
Firstname : Rev. James
Surname : Elder
Age : 86
Date died : 04/11/1843
***
ELDER in FINVOY, ANTRIM
found:
http://westwood.fortunecity.com/farhi/469/elder.htm
Email me at:
jessie@dakota2k.net
"NOTE: this is information extracted from "Our Family History" by
William E. Elder, a manuscript written (I think) in 1909....
...
"At the very end, I include family information written down by my uncle,
James Lanphere Elder, to show my connection to the Antrim County,
 Coshocton County and Monroe County lineage.
John (4), usually called "Jack," born 1752, active in the Presbyterian church of Finvoy.
...
James, born 1755, who became the preacher at the Finvoy church and stayed in that position for 60 years.
James had two sons who emigrated to South Carolina in 1805. The author states nothing more is known of that line...."

***
 Judith Kruse writes:
  I have a book from Finvoy Presbyterian that the Elders presented to me when I went there
for Sunday services  that states that James was born "near Garvaugh" in Derry Co.

From The Irish Presbyterian: Our Own Worthies. XII. Rev. James Elder, of Finvoy
2nd paragraph:
  "His father was John Elder, a decent farmer on the Garvagh Estate, in the townland of Ballury, in the County of Derry.
This beautiful region belongs to the great Canning family, which produced an English Premier and an Indian Viceroy,
and is remarkable for the large numbers of excellent ministers it has supplied to the Presbyterian Church.
James Elder was born on Christmas day, 1757. He had a half-brother, named Matthew Elder,
who became minister of Kilraughts, and was equally noted as a correct and accomplished writer -
though said to be inferior in pulpit power - as by his simplicity and benevolence of character.
I am not aware whether there was any relationship to that John Elder, minister of Aghadoey(sp),
who took a prominent part in the Nonsubscription Controversy in the early part of the eighteenth century.
We know nothing of James Elder's youth or education. He was licensed to preach on the 17th December, 1778,
when he was twenty-one years of age, and was ordained to the pastoral charge of the Congregation of Finvoy
on the 13th June, 1780. This ancient seat of Presbyterianism dates from the period of the Commonwealth,
when one of Cromwell's officers - Captain Galland - organised (sp) a society.
The first minister of whom we have any record was the Rev. Robert Henry, who lived at the period of the Revolution,
and was succeeded by the Rev. Robert Haltridge, so well known in connection with the Nonsubscription Controversy.
This minister died in 1727, and was succeeded by the Rev. David Smylie, in the year 1734;
but Mr. Smylie afterwards removing to Maghera, the Rev. Gideon Nelson became minister of Finvoy in 1742.
During the old age of this minister, Mr. Elder commenced his long and successful ministry as his assistant and successor.
The parish of Finvoy - or, at least, a district called the Vow, near Rasharkin is famous, in Presbyterian history,
as the place where, in the year 1761, the first Irish Covenanting minister, the Rev. Matthew Lynd, a native of Larne, was ordained.
     (ACTUALLY THE CANNING FAMILY MANAGED THE PROPERTY FOR THE IRONMONGERS OF ENGLAND
UNTIL THEY FINALLY PURCHASED IT FROM THEM.
 Judith has:  A MAP OF THE IRONMONGERS PROPERTY FROM PRONI)

****
Bann Valley webpage:
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/bannvalley/bv/desertoghillgraveyd.html
Includes:
Desertoghill Graveyard:
  "In memory of John Elder, of Ballury, who died 29 July 1858, aged 53
and his wife, Maria, who died 15 January 1900, aged 93 years,
their son, Robert who died in New York, USA, 3 June 1880
and their son William died at Mettican, 17 November 1922, aged 82 years his wife Agnes Ross Elder, 23 February 1918, aged 77 years
also their daughter Maria, died 5 November 1922, aged 82 years
Elizabeth, died 1 September 1929, aged 94 years
  also "Robert Ross Elder, who died 23 April 1941.
"Here lyth the remains of Robert Elder, late of Ballury, who departed this life on the 22 January 1842, aged 69 years.
This stone is found in the above John Elder's plot."

**
GARVAGH MUSEUM - map
http://www.garvaghmuseum.com/how-to-get-here.aspx
***

Bio of Matthew ELDER, b. 1788 - emig. to America 1812
at
http://www.pa-roots.org/data/read.php?104,574305
   "MATTHEW ELDER (deceased), whose portrait appears elsewhere in this volume,
was born in the parish of Finvoy, County Antrim, Ireland, in January, 1788....
  "In 1812 he came to America....
...."1821...he built a factory on Little Beaver Creek..."
    "This was in what was then called Little Beaver township.
At that time they had to go to what is now called Old Enon to vote, and the nearest postoffice, Greersburg, was five miles away.
The name of the town was changed to Darlington on account of letters addressed to Greersburg going to Greensburg.
Then the township was divided and called Darlington, and what was left of Little Beaver township went into Lawrence county
when that was formed. Mr. Elder did an extensive business and bought nearly all the wool grown in Beaver, Lawrence
and Washington counties, Pa., and Columbiana county, Ohio.
He possessed a considerable tract of land about the mill at one time.
Between the years 1830 and 1840 he owned, remodeled and enlarged the grist mill and oil mill
and bought wheat and flaxseed, which was a great advantage to the farmers at that time.
Between the years 1841 and 1843 he dug a tail race three-quarters of a mile long, walled the same with stone on both sides...."

Lisbon, Columbiana Co OH to Darlington, Lawrence Co PA - map
 32 minutes,  21.44 miles
http://www.mapquest.com/mq/9-eQlYRipE_apU

*****
NANCY ELDER of BALLYMONEY - emigrated to South Carolina in 1805 (Dave Hudelson's family):
at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nancyelder/ed/NancyElderOfBallymoney.htm

*****
Ray Elder of Ireland wrote (6/23/2009) about a MISSISSIPPI plantation:
>"In a congregation history book (extract supplied by Rev. Lindsay Blair of Faughanvale Presbyterian Church),
Rev. James Elder wrote to comfort his daughter Jane Maria Moore (Nee Elder) as she lay sick in Muff (now Eglinton) in 1835.
"I hope", he writes, " you have profited spiritually by your affliction..."
  >The congregation book also states that Jane Maria Moore stood to inherit a substantial property
following the death of her brother, a Mississippi planter.
She refused the inheritance because of her conscientious objection to slavery."

********

A Guide to the Ewing Family Papers, 1806-1926 Accession Number 10799,
Univ. of Virginia, Special Collections
at
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/viu01665.document
    "....Letters of special note include: John Martin Elder's discussion of a scheme to divert 500,000 acres of state land in Mississippi from its original purpose and exchange it for Planter Bank bonds and warning that it will precipitate speculation (1846 Jan 25);"
******

"PAXTANG" connections to Mississippi - Researched with the "Catholic ELDER" group of MD, KY, AR
at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/OwenLeroyElder.htm

Mississippi census
1830 John M. ELDER, Madison Co MS
 Males: 30-40=1
No females

1840 John M. ELDER, Madison Co MS
Males:
20-30=1
40-50=1
60-70=1
No females
Overseer James Hays is 30 in 1850, would be 20-30 in 1840.
Other workers may be there in 1840.

Madison Co MS - Genweb - census for 1850
http://theusgenweb.org/ms/madison/1850census/cene.htm
John Martin Elder - 769-784 - Page 181B
enumerated on Saturday, December 23, 1850.
Surnames in household: ELDER (no wife or children)
            John Martin Elder, 60 M, Planter $30,000, IRE -
            James Hays  30  TN (Overseer)

More about Mississippi:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/JohnMElderMadisonCoMS.htm
****

Harley Elder of  Wyoming, from Monroe Co Iowa, connected to Matthew ELDER, b. 1815 in Craig ELDER's family
(sent by Dave Hudelson)
at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nancyelder/ed/HarleyElderWY.htm

****
ISAAC A. ELDER, son of  JOHN C. ELDER, found in 1880 census,  in Waldo, Josephine County, Oregon  (John is brother of ISAAC SR)
                ( PAXTANG PA group  from Iowa)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/IsaacAElderColombiaSA.htm

****
FROM BALLYMONEYANCESTRY
http://www.ballymoneyancestry.com
Connor wills
Firstname : Rev. James
Surname : Elder
Residence : Finvoy
Date of probate: 1844

Ballymoney Tithe Valuation
Firstname : Rev. Jas.
Surname : Elder
Year : 1834
Parish : Rasharkin
County : Antrim
Townland : Maheraboy
***
Notes about Rev. John ELDER of Paxtang, and Northern Ireland
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/pa/NorthernIreland.htm

***
Photos from BELFAST research of May 2008
at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/pa/BelfastMcBride.htm

***
FASTI of the IRISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (List of Ministers)
James McConnell, Rev.
Publisher:  Belfast : Presbyterian Historical Society, 1935-
- handwritten entries -  ELDER (Henry to Matthew)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/pa/Fasti1.gif

and (Robert to Thomas)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/pa/Fasti2.gif

******

Howard Orville Elder, query -  Elder Rootsweb July 26, 2010:
Father: James Borland Elder in Pulaski MO > Beaver Co PA

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/pa/HowardOrvilleElder.htm

**********

FINVOY CHURCH PHOTOS by JUDITH KRUSE
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Finvoy/BallymoneyPhotos2.htm

WISCONSIN family documents - "FRANKLIN CO PA" DNA group - in Ballymoney area
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/WisconsinDocuments.htm
*****

BRAVE SONS OF SKYE --notes and ELDER chapter:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nancyelder/ed/Skye.htm

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