Hi Bobbie, Thanks for the extra information. I will be happy to have the obit. You could send it to my e-mail, and I could post it with a research page for "Robert Luther Elder." It's possible these ELDER's are relatives of mine from North Carolina.We haven't found the paper trail connection, although we now have several DNA kits from North Carolina which match my brother, Henry Irwin ELDER, Kit #10042.
More from Indiana census: 1870 Name:James Elder Age in 1870:34 Birth Year:abt 1836 Birthplace:North Carolina Home in 1870:Washington, Hamilton, Indiana Race:White Gender:Male Post Office:Carmel and Westfield Household Members: NameAge James Elder34 Lucinda Elder31 Elizabeth E Elder11 David R Elder9 Joshua Elder8 Nancy J Elder5 John F Elder3/12 Nancy Elder63 Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Washington, Hamilton, Indiana; Roll: M593_319; Page: 179B; Image: 362; Family History Library Film: 545818. ** 1860 Name:James Elder Residence:, Hamilton, Indiana Ward:Washington Township Age:24 years Estimated Birth Year:1836 Birthplace:N C Gender:Male Page:95 Family Number:725 Film Number:803263 DGS Number:4215030 Image Number:00324 NARA Number:M653 ***
1850 Name:James Elder Residence:Washington, Hamilton, Indiana Age:14 years Calculated Birth Year:1836 Birthplace:North Carolina Gender:Male Race (original): Race (expanded): Death Month: Death Year: Film Number:442926 Digital GS Number:4191994 Image Number:00330 Line Number:13 Dwelling House Number:22 Family Number:22 Marital Status: Free or Slave: HouseholdGenderAge David ElderM43y(b. 1807) Nancy ElderF43y Jonathan ElderM19y James ElderM14y Lydia Ann ElderF8y