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Descendants of Elder




Generation No. 1


      1. Elder1 was born Bet. 1715 - 1738, and died Unknown. He married ? Gore, daughter of ?William Gore. She was born Bet. 1720 - 1738, and died Unknown.

Notes for Elder:
The origin of the Elder name is as follows.
In 1160, Malcomb IV called upon the Clan Macduff to help him withstand an attempt on his thrown. Duncan Macduff, Chief of the Macduff Clan, sent his son Shaw. At the end of the war, Shaw was rewarded with his own noble rank and lands and was known as Macintosh. This much we know, Supposedly, Shaw Macduff Macintosh had several sons, the oldest of whom was known as "The Eldar" (original spelling) and his decendants adopted this as their surname, to distinguish their line from the rest of the clan. The Elder name is very common in Scotland and has always been associated with the Clan Macintosh (MacKintosh) so the tale certainly seems plausible. A couple of Web sites follow.
http://www.scotclans.com/clans/mackintosh.html
http://www.tartans.com/clans/MacKintosh/mackintosh.html
MacKintosh or McIntosh means "son of the chief or important person" and Elder is simply the Anglicised or English form of the Gaelic name.

A John Elder m Nancy in Armagh 1803. They had a child named John Elder b 1804 in Armagh.

Notes for ? Gore:
Possible relation: William Gore b 1734 Leitrim of Woodford, Ireland, father William Gore/Sarah Blyth; Bridget Gore b 22 July 1751 Leitrim of Newton Gore m Cuts Harmon; Mrs William Gore b 1739 Leitrim of Woodford m William Gore; William Gore b 1744 Leitrim Co.
     
Children of Elder and ? Gore are:
+ 2 i.   Samuel2 Elder, born Abt. 1756; died Abt. 1834.
+ 3 ii.   William Gore Elder, born Abt. 1759 in Leitrim Co. Ireland; died 1820 in 11 miles from Somerset, Pa..
+ 4 iii.   John Elder, born April 14, 1762 in Leitrim Co. Ireland; died March 17, 1849 in or near Matthews Farm near Cramer in Indiana Co. PA. at some point the burial spot was turned into a feedlot and his grave was moved to Armagh.


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