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Ann Wheeler Elder
Birth: 1709, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1739
Thurmont
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

Ann Wheeler was the first wife of the patriarch William Elder, who in turn was the first European to settle in the norternmost reaches of what is now Frederick County, Maryland. She died in 1739 near Mechanicstown (subsequently renamed "Thurmont"), leaving her widower and five children. Tradition says she was buried in the hollowed-out trunk of a chestnut tree, a wood known for its high resistance to decay. When William Elder moved to the site of his final homestead, some six miles to the north, he had Ann's remains disinterred and moved to a site adjacent to his new home. 
 
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 Spouse:
  William Elder (1707 - 1775)
 
 Children:
  William Elder (1729 - 1804)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elder Family Cemetery
Emmitsburg
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Albert Ledoux
Record added: Jul 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7711836
Ann <i>Wheeler</i> Elder
Added by: Albert Ledoux
 
Ann <i>Wheeler</i> Elder
Added by: Albert Ledoux
 
Ann <i>Wheeler</i> Elder
Added by: Albert Ledoux
 
 
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Rest in peace my 5th great grandmother
- James Cissell
 Added: Apr. 14, 2016
Remembering my 7th Great Grandmother.
- Mary Farley
 Added: Aug. 24, 2015
R.I.P. My 7th Great Grandmother. You are gone but not forgotten. Rememberedwith love.
- Irene A. Taylor
 Added: Jun. 18, 2014
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