Elder Immigration

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 on “Henry Elder, 1816”

Looking in my text files for other HENRY ELDER names from
Derry, Northern Ireland
…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.


Found WorldConnect entry:
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


Using search:
Desertoghill Parish Church
Church of Ireland
County Londonderry
Parish of Errigal
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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.

**Dead Link removed!**

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

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


@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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