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Samuel Elder
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Birth: unknown
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1844
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Samuel Elder, d. 19 Mar 1844 in his 68th year.
This would indicate a birth year of abt 1776
Waiting for a tombstone picture at this time...

Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery AKA Etters Graveyard, Waddells Graveyard

Samuel Elder
Birth: 1772 (?) in Fannett, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: 19 MAR 1844 in Fannett, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents in dispute:
Father: Robert (Col) Elder b: 11 JUN 1742 in Paxtang Twp., Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania
Mother: Mary Jane Thompson b: 19 OCT 1750 in Derry Twp., Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania

Married: Jane Truesdale b: 1797 in Pennsylvania, United States
Married: 1797

1. Abraham Elder b: 1810
2. Elizabeth Elder b:
3. James Elder b:
4. John Elder b:
5. Robert Elder b:
6. Samuel Elder b: 1812
7. Sarah Elder b:
8. William Elder b:
9. Joseph Elder b: 1804

Message rec'd:

b. abt 1782, d. March 1844
GUTHRIE cites:
Will of Samuel Elder Book E page 54 4-3-1844 Franklin Co PA
Cemetery Reading Lemaster Cemetery, Peters Twp
Penn Gravestone Inscriptions 974.8 V22Fo by JH Fox
Wife: Mary Jane b. 1788 of Peters Twp
d. 8 July 1840 Peters Twp.
Children: Eliza abt 1816 Peters Twp.
Margaret abt 1818 "
Maria b. abt 1820 " m. William Couffer
James abt 1821 "
Oliver abt 1823 "
Alexander abt 1824 "
Elias abt 1826 "



From A letter to Mrs. Grier (From 116 Spruce St, Philadelphia, July 16, 1919 - Gillispie Papers)
...."I have at hand a copy of the Bible record of the Reverend John Elder in
which is given the date of birth of his son Robert as Friday June 11, 1742.
This Robert lived in Swartara Twp, a later division of Lower Paxton, Dauphin Co.
He was married by his father on Feb 7, 1769 to Mary J. Thompson.
He served in both the Provincial and Revolutionary period with his father and was the Colonel in command of the Dauphin County troops in the War for Independence.
He died Sept 19, 1818 and was buried beside his wife who had predeceased him some five years,
in the church yard adjoining the Paxtang church of which he was long a ruling elder.
He apparently had no children nor grand-children as his estate which was large was bequeathed to nieces and nephews.
He always lived in this locality and in 1813 signed off a release to his brothers
for his share of his fathers estate as settled in full.
....there is no record of any children and ample proof he died childless."

Family links: 
  Jane Elder (____ - 1840)
  Joseph Elder (1804 - 1886)*
  Abraham Elder (1810 - 1894)*
  Samuel Elder (1812 - 1875)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Grove Cemetery
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Zoe Tom
Record added: Sep 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76282122
Samuel Elder
Added by: Pam Anderson
Samuel Elder
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Added by: William S. McDowell
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- Mike Appleby
 Added: Aug. 15, 2013

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