Findagrave for Scott M. ELDER - maybe PRESBYTERIAN from PA? at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73859024http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73859024 "Scott M. Elder was born July 15, 1866 in Pennsylvania. He was the oldest child of Robert Henry Elder and Mary Jane Patterson Elder.
Searching ANCESTRY TREES for ROBERT ELDER, b. 1835 PA m. Mary Jane Pattterson found father: by craigswartz59 at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12054327/person/1598974012http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12054327/person/1598974012 Thomas Elder Birth 1790 in Pennsylvania, United States Death 20 Oct 1865 in Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States
father: James Knox Elder Birth 17 Mar 1769 in Callensburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Death 15 Feb 1837 in Perryville, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States
Found in the Book: "Descendants of James ELDER Sr. of Armstrong and Clarion Counties Pennsylvania" by Sharon Robinson Huffman, 1995 revised 2000.
**** ELDER Families in that book are my "Y-DNA cousins" because current descendants match my brother's Y-DNA.Most of the early ELDER Families in that area and from "FRANKLIN CO PA" were Presbyterians.
A Newspaper obituary for Robert M. ELDER might be a good place to find more about his Church affliliations. Some Obits are linked in the Howell County MO Genweb at http://howell.mogenweb.org/endings.htmlhttp://howell.mogenweb.org/endings.html