Henry Elder, 1816

Henry Elder of Bellury, Desertoghill Parish in Co. Londonderry immigrated in 1834. He traveled to Quebec, Canada at the age of 18 years. His religion was recorded as Presbyterian.

Source: Ordance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Parishes of Co. Londonderry VIII (1830, 1833-7, 1839), East Londonderry, Vol. 27, Pg. 20

4 Replies to “Henry Elder, 1816”

  1. Looking in my text files for other HENRY ELDER names from
    Derry, Northern Ireland
    found:
    …ELDER DNA kit #15134 has ancestors from DERRY, and he
    matches other DNA kits from PAXTANG PA entries.
    ….
    23. Henry (II)5 Elder (Matthew4, Henry (I)3, John (II)2, John (I)1) was born Garvaugh, County Derry, Ireland
    March 1819. Henry died January 21, 1902
    Service Cemetery, Pleasant, IA, [USA] at 82 years of age.
    He married twice.
    He married Martha Gray 1838. Martha was born Londonderry, Ireland 1820. Martha
    died 12 Oct 1856 Seceder Cemetary, Pleasant, IA, at 36 years of age.
    He married Mary Boyd Calcutta, Columbiana Co, OH, 5 Oct 1858.
    Mary was born OH 2 sep 1821.
    Mary died 28 Nov 1896 Albia, Monroe Co, IA, at 75 years of
    age. Her body was interred Pleasant Hill Twp, Monroe Co, IA.
    ***
    Henry (II) Elder and Martha Gray had the following children:
    65 i. Roseannah6 Elder was born Londonderry, Ireland 7 oct 1839. She married David C Moore 1858.
    66 ii. Mary Jane Elder was born in Scotland, Greene, IN 1840.
    She married Benjamin Rush Shipley Corydon, Wayne Co, IA, 12 April 1867.
    Benjamin was born Hamilton Co, TN 30 May 1839.
    Benjamin was the son of Richard Shipley and Julinda Windom. Benjamin died 1936 Indianola,
    Warren Co, IA, at 97 years of age. His body was interred Warren Co. Cemetary.
    + 67 iii. William Grey Elder was born June 12, 1843.
    68 iv. Sarah Stewart Elder was born in Scotland Green, IN August 23, 1847. Sarah died November 6, 1917
    Wyoming, at 70 years of age. Her body was interred November 7, 1917 in Monroe Co., IA, Pleasant.
    + 69 v. Martha Elder was born 04/23/1850.
    + 70 vi. Margaret Elder was born 1 jul 1852.
    71 vii. John Anderson Elder was born Albia, Monroe Co, IA July 7, 1854. John died March 19, 1934 in
    Allerton, Wayne, IA, at 79 years of age. He married twice. He married Ella Harriet Thompson
    Albia, Monroe Co, IA, 5 oct 1876. Ella was born in Coshocton, OH June 20, 1855. Ella died March
    14, 1913 at 57 years of age. He married Minnie Woolman in Wayne, IA, April 13, 1917.
    Henry (II) Elder and Mary Boyd had the following child:
    + 72 viii. James Boyd Elder was born 1860.
    ….

  2. Found WorldConnect entry:
    http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1697853&id=I77236680
    by Craig ELDER
    # ID: I77236680
    # Name: Henry (II) ELDER
    # Given Name: Henry (II)
    # Surname: Elder
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: Mar 1819 in Garvaugh, County Derry, Ireland
    # Death: 21 Jan 1902 in Powell, Park Co., WY
    # Note:
    Henry was the first direct descendant to come to America from Ireland.
    He arrived at Quebec City, PQ in 1834 from Londonderry, Ireland. he then
    made his way to Beaver Co., PA to live and work in the Elder Woolen Mill
    at Eldersville. After marrying Martha Gray in 1838, they headed west to
    homestead in Coshocton Co., OH around 1841. His father Matthew arrived
    to live with him in Iowa after his mother passed. Matthew is buried in
    the family plot along with Henry, his 2 wives and one daughter, Sarah
    Stewart Elder.

    Father: Matthew ELDER b: 1775 in Londonderry, Ireland
    Mother: Rosa ? b: 1785 in Ireland

    Marriage 1 Martha GRAY b: 1820 in Garvaugh, County Darrey, Ireland
    * Married: 1838 in Pennsylvania
    ….

  3. Using Google.com search:
    DESERTOGHILL,
    found:
    Desertoghill Parish Church
    Church of Ireland
    County Londonderry
    Parish of Errigal
    <a href=”http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/bannvalley/bv/desertoghillgraveyd.html” rel=”nofollow”>http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/bannvalley/bv/desertoghillgraveyd.html</a&gt;

    In memory of John Elder, of Ballury, who died 29 July 1858, aged 53
    and his wife, Maria, who died 15 January 1900, aged 93 years,
    their son, Robert who died in New York, USA, 3 June 1880
    and their son William died at Mettican, 17 November 1922, aged 82 years
    his wife Agnes Ross Elder, 23 February 1918, aged 77 years
    also their daughter Maria, died 5 November 1922, aged 82 years
    Elizabeth, died 1 September 1929, aged 94 years
    also Robert Ross Elder, who died 23 April 1941. Here lyth the remains of Robert Elder, late of Ballury, who departed this life on the 22 January 1842, aged 69 years.
    This stone is found in the above John Elder’s plot.
    ****
    GARVAGH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN BAPTISMS

    **Dead Link removed!**

    Baptisms 1840-1849:
    First Garvagh Presbyterian Church
    Baptismal Register Two
    1840-1849
    Page 18:

    287
    father: John Elder
    mother: Mariah
    NR (no record for number of children)
    Place: Ballury
    name: Robt Hunter
    (birth) NR (no record for birthdate)
    Baptised: Mar 24, 1848

  4. @Nancy Elder Petersen
    Hi Nancy,

    I’m distantly related to Henry II & Henry I. My 6th great grandfather John III was a brother to Henry I. I’ve also made contact with Craig Elder in Medicine Hat Alberta & Luree Straup in Allerton, Iowa, both on the Henry branch. Looking to hear how we might be related.

    Renae (Elder) Grubb

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