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Genealogy: Nancy Elder

Nancy Elder Born in 1790. Died in 1875. Married William Bennett (1788-1855). They are buried in Neshannock U.P. Cemetery, Hickory Twp, Lawrence Co, PA. Their children consisted of three boys and three girls. Their daughter Mary Ann Bennett (1819-1895) married Samual P. Roberts.

John Elder Born in 1755 in northern Ireland. Died in 1836. Married ca.1776 to Nancy Rose (, d.3/7/1846). He came to Scott Twp, Lawrence Co, PA in 1805 from Bedford Co. He and his wife and fifteen children were the first settlers in the place later known as the Jacob McCracken farm, later owned by heirs of William Bender. They are buried on this farm in Elder cemetery.

The original Elder deed is recorded at the Mercer Co. Court House as follows: Deed Book 79 C1, Mercer County, Isaac and Sydney Gregg and Oliver and Sarah Ormsby (from William Hopkins) to John Elder--"Malia," Aug. 1, 1808, $650. Reg. May 19, 1809. The will of John Elder (Will Book A1, 670 OS) was registered at the Mercer County Court House June 18, 1836.
Their 15 children were:
Mary (mar. Jacob Williams)
Jane (mar. ? Rose)
Elizabeth (mar. Jacob Friend)
Martha (1779-1862, mar. James Munnell)
Arthur (mar. Nancy Bennett)
William* (d.1828, mar. Dorcas Wilkin)
John Jr. (d.1861, mar. Sarah Swann)
Nancy (1790-1875) (above)
Sarah (1796-1882, mar. John Wilkin)
Margaret (1797-1855, m. Thomas Hunter)
Rachel (1800-1856, m. John Daniel McConnell)
Rosannah (1801-1871, mar. Joseph McCaslin)
Edward (1802-1871, mar. Mary Ann Magee)
Drusilla (1803-1897, mar. Robert Campbell)
*William Elder came to Harlansburg about 1807, a few years after his father; soon afterward opened a small general store, and a post office in about 1811 or 1812 serving as the first post master.

Thomas Elder Born early 1700's in Scotland. (See page 32 of Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens, Lawrence County Pennsylvania, Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897.)

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