I'm reviewing my notes for ELDER in Iredell Co NC, posted along with some of your earlier research
Our DNA results appear to trace the same families in NC:
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 Andrew Elder.
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:
Cemetery marker photo for JOHN W. ELDER,
Civil War Soldier in Wisconsin
Pvt John W. Elder
Birth: Oct. 13, 1844
Death: Feb. 24, 1899
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.
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Mar 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18630362
Will keep watching for more connections.
--Nancy Elder Petersen
Host, ELDER DNA project
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