Here's a new mystery, discovered while reviewing biographical citations for
"Rev. John ELDER of PAXTANG PA", as posted on my webpages
One of his relatives, Robert ELDER of Elder's Ridge, Indiana Co PA,
was said to be born in DROMORE, County Down.
Now I see that a small townland named DROMORE is also listed in
RASHARKIN PARISH, COUNTY ANTRIM, Northern Ireland.
From Bio of ROBERT Y. ELDER, in
History of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, p.960. )
"Robert Elder, the progenitor of the family in America, was born at
Dromore, County Down, Ireland, and was of Scotch extraction.
He came to the American Colonies in 1730, locating in Dauphin County, Pa.,
about five miles from Harrisburg, and after the close of
the Revolutionary war came to Indiana County with his family..."
Notes for RASHARKIN PARISH - Griffiths lists DROMORE as a townland
Beatty William Dromore Rasharkin Antrim
Elder Daniel Culmore Rasharkin Antrim
Gray James Culmore Rasharkin Antrim
Did the Pennsylvania historian cite DROMORE of County Down,
instead of the smaller townland of DROMORE, County Antrim?
Townland Map - DROMORE of County Antrim, south of Ballymoney