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William Elder
Birth: 1707
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1775
Saint Anthony
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

William Elder was the son of immigrant William Elder and Elizabeth Finch and was born on a farm called "Good Will" in Pr. Georges County. He first married Ann Wheeler and they had 5 children; William, Charles, Guy, Richard and Mary Elder. On her death he married Jacoba Clementina Livers and they had 7 more children; Elizabeth, Arnold, Anne,Thomas, Ignatius, Francis and Aloysius Elder. He traveled to Frederick County prior to 1736 and opened the Emmitsburg/ St. Anthony's area to settlement. Through his and his wives efforts the Catholic Faith is strong in that area. Mt. St. Marys College now occupies part of the area that the Elders had title. He and his wives are buried in the Elder Cemetery, a plot of land among the trees on what is now the College farm. A historical marker is on the road between St. Anthony's and Motter Station.

Children of William Elder and Ann Wheeler
William Elder, Jr. III 1729 1804
Charles Elder 1730 1804
Guy Elder 1731 1805
Richard Elder 1734 1790
Mary Elder 1735 1797 
Family links: 
  Ann Wheeler Elder (1709 - 1739)*
  Jacoba Clementina Livers Elder (1717 - 1807)*
  William Elder (1729 - 1804)*
  Thomas Elder (1748 - 1832)*
*Calculated relationship
Elder Family Cemetery
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Plot: near the gate of small cemetery
Created by: James Edward Houck
Record added: Aug 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5722133
William Elder
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William Elder
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- Deborah Lynch
 Added: Nov. 5, 2012
From a grateful descendant,
- Suzie Nash
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