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Subject: Re: [S-I] Salt Lake City - Anderson in PA
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 05:15:16 +0000 (UTC)
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This is all very interesting. I am a descendant of the Scotch-Irish of New Brunswick, Canada. Two of my aunts married into the Andersons of New Brunswick. They were from Donegal, Ireland and one of that family emigrated to Philadelphia. There are also Elder families intermarried with the Scotch-irish up there.

JoAnne Norton

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From: "Nancy Elder Petersen" <>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2009 2:14:56 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: [S-I] Salt Lake City - Anderson in PA

Hi Linda,
Using the OCLC library search on WorldCat, I recently found
an available copy of the "ELDER - ANDERSON"
book about their move from PAXTANG PA to Westmoreland Co PA,
by John Calvin ELDER.
"PAXTANG ELDER" DNA is I = Viking,
so different than our "FRANKLIN CO PA" DNA (R1b) group,
but early PA locations were nearby.

My local library requested an Interlibrary loan
from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
One of the SHIELDS-ANDERSON-ELDER family apparently
donated the book to the College in South Dakota.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh also has a copy, but non-circulating.
Their online catalog entry:
Author: Elder, John Calvin.
Title: "Genealogy and historical record of the Anderson and Elder families of the Richlands of Derry Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, who settled there in 1783"
Publisher: New Alexandria, Pa. : the Author, 1938.
Description: 52 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
CLP Main Pennsylvania Dept. (Oakland) - Reference Stack Area
Also in LDS library:
book: 929.273 An23
FHL US/CAN Film 1320881 Item 10

My file notes:
..."There is little doubt that the Andersons of Scotland were distant ancestors and that some of the families had moved to Ireland, as Robert ELDER [of PAXTANG] had done."
"Thomas ANDERSON was born in Donegal, Ireland. In 1725 came with his parents to America. About 1745 they settled in Donegal, Lancaster Co PA. Later he lived with his sister, Hannah who was married to David Elder of Paxtang, above Harrisburg....

Page 24:
"In 1783 Hannah Anderson ELDER, now a widow, together with her son
Robert and his wife and their children, Hannah, aged three,
and Thomas, aged one year, and her brother, Thomas Anderson, emigrated with the Anderson Colony and settled on that tract of land on the Richlands near New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, which her brother, Thomas, had taken up for her in 1769. This tract was called Hannesburg....She was ninety-six years old when she died and is buried in the Old Salem Churchyard. Beside her illustrious brother, Thomas Anderson, there also is buried her son Robert, who died in 1834, aged 80, and his wife, Mary Whiteside, who died in 1823, age 68 years."
Marriage: 20 APR 1772
Upper West Conococheague Presbyterian,
Mercersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania
Batch No.: M507131
1769 - 1812
974.8 B2P V.15 Book

Greensburg, Pa. Will Book 1, p. 197
John Elder of Fannett Twp, Franklin Co PA dated Feb. 17, 1795;
son John all my lands on south or southeast of 3 Spring Run in Fannett Twp; soninlaw Robert Patton; grandau Elizabeth Patton; son David Elder; son John Elder; soninlaw Joshua Anderson;
Exrs: sons David & John and soninlaw Joshua Anderson.
Wit: David Anderson, John Anderson, probate Dec. 22, 1804
entries for PAXTANG ELDER in Westmoreland Co PA
V. DAVID ELDER,2 (Robert,1) b. 1710; d. 1753;
m. in 1730, HANNAH ANDERSON, of Donegal;
d. about 1811, in Westmoreland county.
They had issue:
17. i. Robert, b. 1751; m. Mary Whiteside.

--Nancy Elder Petersen
Volunteer Host, ELDER DNA project

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