ELDER DNA research - ARGYLL SCOTLAND
Posting notes on my webpages for ELDER in ARGYLL SCOTLAND
Carolyn Shearer of Franklin County Pennsylvania wrote:
>Was doing some data entry on the Sharps of Cumberland Co, PA.
All the old bios agree that Thomas Sharp 'born Ireland' married Margaret Elder.
> I was doing some searching on the LDS site, to see what anyone said about their marriage date.
>Could not find it, but did get a hit on the baptisms of the first 5 children.
They were all baptized in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland. ...
The Campbeltown baptisms read like a census of early Cumberland and Franklin Co's:
Elders, Stewarts, Witherspoon, Alexanders, Armour, Barr etc.
Allen County Public Library Catalog, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
has a copy of the book by Orville ELDER, titled:
"David and Isabella Elder and those who came after them : a
compilation of such data as can be obtained concerning the Elder
family as represented by the David Elder branch"
Pub date: 1928.
Pages: 126 p. :
Call Number 929.2 EL231E Genealogy Department
Page 14, Orville writes:
"Among Mrs. McCall's accumulation of data, I found also the
following written on a sheet of paper in pencil and
in the handwriting I think of her father and mine, David Clark Elder"
"The Elder Family are of Scotch origin of the County of Argyle
and on the maternal side, the head of the house of Argyle the mother
of the first Duke of Argyle being an Elder. [Peerage notes - no Elder found]
The first one of the name to come to America was one John Elder who
with several of his family left Scotland about the middle of the 17th
century, the others went to the North of Ireland but he (John) came
to America, settling in Southeastern Penn., and the descendants are
the family to which we belong, he being my great grandfather's great grandfather. "
Current ELDER in Campbeltown:
Dr. Malcolm R. Elder
The Carradale Surgery
Campbeltown Argyll PA28 6QG UK
Phone number: 01583 431376
1841 ARGYLL Census-- Ancestry.com
Birthplace Civil Parish
Charles Elder abt 1766 Argyll, Scotland Campbeltown Argyll 507
Eliza Elder abt 1781 Scotland Campbeltown Argyll 507
Margaret Elder abt 1766 Argyll, Scotland Campbeltown Argyll 507
Mary Elder abt 1816 Argyll, Scotland Jura Argyll 539
Sarah Elder abt 1801 Scotland Campbeltown Argyll 507
"CAMPBELTOWN LIFE" by Donald Keith - (Part 9:) Alec ELDER's bike shop (about 1945)
..."One warm summer's day I decided to hire a bike and proceeded to
Elder's shop. Within the owner was hunched over a bike, re-spoking a
wheel. As I entered he looked up sharply.
"Whit dae ye want wee boy?" he asked, spitting a stream of tobacco
juice on the floor.
"Can I hire a bike for an hour."
Elders eyes gleamed. "Whurs yer shullin?" he asked, "av got tae be
carefu fur rascals can slip awa wie a bike an no pey me"....
From the Book of Old Edinburgh Club, Vol. IX
Issued to Members May 1918
Published for the Club by T & A Constable, Edinburgh 1916
Extracts from the Article
"ORIGINAL TOLBOOTH RECORDS" by John A. Fairley.
>I found this attached tale of a Robert Elder of Kintyre ( west coast
of Argyllshire) who was arrested (warded) and held in the Edinburgh
Tolbooth accused of murder in July 1684; subsequently the Lord
Advocate himself, Sir George "Bloody" McKenzie of Rosehaugh, admitted
there was no evidence and that he should be released. "
Page 141 --JULY 11th 1684
ROBERT ELDER of KINTYRE, ARGYLL - sent to EDINBURGH for murder
Page 165 --NOVEMBR 18th 1684
ROBERT ELDER of KINTYRE, ARGYLL - is released