caldwell Graves walker

Samuel Walker & Hadessa Lavina Caldwell

Headstone for Samuel and Hadessa Walker.
Headstone for Samuel and Hadessa Walker. Photograph courtesy of Dr. Frederick Raymond Elder.

Samuel Walker and Hadessa Lavina Caldwell are my Great-great-grandparents. They are buried in the graveyard of St. Canice’s Church, Eglinton, County Londonderry.

Elder Graves

Andrew Elder, 1778

Andrew Elder of Roughan (1778-1865)
Andrew Elder of Roughan (1778-1865)

Andrew Elder and his family are buried in Newtowncunningham Presbyterian Church located in Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal.

Andrew Elder
of Roughan
who died 23rd Nov 1865
aged 87 years
also his wife Ann Jane
who died 13th Sep 1872
aged 72 years
also their daughters
Jane and Rebecca
also their son Stewart
who died 29th September 1903
aged 74 years

Elder Graves

Elder Graveyards – Co. Antrim

Recently a gentleman tracked me down through the Elder DNA project. He needs help tracking down graveyards or cemeteries near Belfast International Airport and Lough Neagh. If anyone can help he’d be extremely grateful. He plans to visit Northern Ireland near the end of February. Below is part of his email.

I know that a branch of my Family was in Antrim about 1700 before one of them went to America. I am visiting Antrim next month and was wondering if you had any clues about Cemeteries, Graveyards in the area between Belfast International Airport and Lough Neagh? My “Relations” lived in Artemore which I am told by Belfast University is now Ardmore Townland.

Elder Graves

Gilmour Barr Elder, 1892


Gilmour Barr Elder who died 22 Feb 1892 is buried in Aghadowey Presbyterian Church.

Grave inscription: Erected by John Elder in memory of his brother Gilmour Barr Elder who died the 22nd February 1892 aged 21 years.

Elder Graves

Robert Craig Elder, 1964


Robert Craig Elder died 24 Aug 1964 aged 52 years. His wife Margaret Jane passed away 7 Mar 1978 aged 65 years. The grave is located at the Derry City Council Altnagelvin Cemetry, Co. Londonderry.