"Genealogy of the Elder Clan"

Compiled by Lee M. Elder elder@wcc.net

Summer email: elder@trailnet.com

Description revised April, 2005

This extensive book (over 300 pages) begins with Peter Elder who, according to family tradition, came to America in the early 1600s along with two brothers. Though no records of their immigration have been found, they are said to have landed in Norfolk, Virginia. "Peter came over as a stowaway and working out his passage with a rich merchant, it required several years. His brothers later went on to other parts of the country. One to Maryland and one to Ohio and then on to Harrisburg, Pa," continues the rich family history.

  Peter's Will, probated 1674 in Rappahannock, Virginia (now Essex Co), named only one child, Peter, who was "bequeathed" to the child's godfather Richard Peacock until "my son comes to be one and twenty-four years of age."

  Many descendants of Peter Elder are brought down to present time in this softbound book. In addition to the descendants chart (with 30,221 names), color pictures of the early Elder Cemetery near Watkensville on Rose Creek. A photo of the Elder covered Bridge, and the old mill which ground
the corn and wheat in the early days and other pictures, deeds, wills and information on this early Virginia Elder family.

The cost of the book is $45 pp, and can be ordered from:

Lee M. Elder
1636 Utah Avenue
San Angelo, TX 76904-7147


Peter Elder d 1673 VA
Peter Jrs. of VA
Willieam b. 1688 of VA
Joseph b. 1731 of VA
David b. 1760 of GA
Wyche b. 1804 of GA & AL
Edmond b. 1848 GA & AL
Samuel b. 1871 AL
Prentice 1899 TX
Lee M. Elder b. 1923

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