ELDER Descendants - R1b kit #16176 of Iredell Co NC - 23/25 #15696 of Alexander Co NC - 11/12 #114538 - Ancestor JOHN ELDER b. abt 1804 NC (67 markers) all matching "Franklin Co PA" group (same as my brother's)
Mention of John ELDER in NC: Deed Book N: Page 349, Dated 8 Nov. 1828. "John Elder to AndrewElder. For the sum of $1000, a tract of land lying on south fork of South Yadkin River,containing 438 acres. Signed: John Elder. Witness: John W. McLelland and James Thompson jurat. Proved Nov. 1828. registered 20 Dec. 1828."
Also same family: Find-a-Grave: Cemetery marker photo for JOHN W. ELDER, Civil War Soldier in Wisconsin at http://tinyurl.com/6oc2qahttp://tinyurl.com/6oc2qa
Pvt John W. Elder Birth:Oct. 13, 1844 Lafayette County Wisconsin, USA Death:Feb. 24, 1899 Spivey Kingman County Kansas, USA Son of William & Mary C. Scheem Elder Husband of Nancy Conley Elder Residence: Platteville, Wisconsin Enlistment Date: 29 Sep 1863 Side Served: Union State Served: Wisconsin Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 29 September 1863 Enlisted in Company H, 7th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 29 September 1863. Wounded on 31 March 1865 at Gravelly Run, VA Mustered out Company H, 7th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 14 June 1865 Source Citation: Side served: Union; State served: Wisconsin; Enlistment date: 29 September 1863. Burial: Walnut Hill Cemetery Kingman Kingman County Kansas, USA Created by: Judy Mayfield Record added: Mar 26, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 18630362
Will keep watching for more connections. --Nancy Elder Petersen NancyP@Teleport.com Host, ELDER DNA project