Hi Rod, As Host of the ELDER DNA project, I'll be happy to review our information gathered so far, with more than 75 Y-DNA kits divided into more than 6 separate lines of ELDER. See Charts and Results: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elderhttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elder
Group 1. FRANKLIN CO PA group: 26 matching entries Includes known descendants of "ROBERT ELDER d. 1807 FRANKLIN CO PA." Also includes 4 descendants of "GEORGE ELDER, d. 1800 Bedford Co PA," and one known descendant of "DAVID ELDER and MARGERY STEWART" - FRANKLIN CO PA. (Those 3 Rev. War Soldiers could be brothers.) Others matching: JAMES ELDER SR. of Clarion Co PA JOHN ELDER, Mercer Co PA JOHN ELDER, Beaver Co PA JAMES AND JOHN ELDER of RANDOLPH CO NC ANDREW R. ELDER- March 15,1795 -July 1854 in Alexander County, NC JOHN ELDER, res. Iredell Co NC 1800 SAMUEL ELDER, Sevier Co TN JACOB ELDER d. 1818 Lincoln Co KY JOHN ELDER, b. abt 1814 NC JAMES ELDER, d. 1991 WI
**** Group 2. GLASGOW group: 5 Newly traced Descendants from Scotland. (Not matching other ELDER lines)
**** Group 3. MAINE ELDER group (4 entries):
#23005 A. SAMUEL TYNG ELDER (matches 12/12, 35/37, 64/67 with England) b. 1784 Portland, Cumberland, ME, d. 1829 Moss Point, Jackson Co., MS
#20923 B. ANDREW ELDER d. 1807 Madison Co., KY
#87786 C. ALEXANDER ELDER,b. 1796, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
#100589 D. GEORGE ELDER (b. 1811 E. Anstruther, Fife - d. Ontario, Canada) JOHN ELDER (b. 1769 Crail, Fife) may be related to JOHN ELDER, b. 1806 Crail, Fife - immigr. NJ/CT
**** Group 4. PAXTANG PA: 8 entries ANCESTOR and RELATIVE: A."ROBERT ELDER, b. 1679 Scotland-- d. PAXTANG PA" (3 entries) [his son "Rev. John ELDER of PAXTANG"] [Excellent Descendant's paper trail with DNA to match this very different "I = VIKING HAPLOGROUP"] B."Robert Scott ELDER" --his ELDER family still lives in ELDERS RIDGE PA--they have an ELDER family BIBLE to prove he is the 10th ROBERT in the PAXTANG line. C. JOHN ELDER of BALLYMONEY, Co. ANTRIM, Northern Ireland (2) D. ROBERT ELDER of Inch Island, Co. Donegal, Ireland E. Robert H. ELDER, b. abt 1828 Indiana Co PA d. 1892 Dallas County Iowa F. William Hoyt Elder, b. 1867, Spartanburg, SC matches 66/67-- STEWART #5830, 36246, etc.
Group 5. PETER ELDER of VA group: 8 entries Excellent paper trails for these matching entries. (Lee ELDER book)
Group 6. WILLIAM ELDER (Catholic of Frederick Co MD): 7 entries Excellent paper trail for 4 of these matching entries. Other ELDER researchers have known CATHOLIC paper trails.
Group 7. More Different ELDER DNA in file which doesn't match any ELDER, some of them in Scotland!
E-mail me anytime! ---Nancy Elder Petersen Vancouver, Washington State (USA) NancyP@Teleport.com