Name: William Elder 1
Birth: 1707 in Prince George's County, Maryland
Death: 22 APR 1775 in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland
Burial: Elder Family Cem, Emmitsburg, Taneytown, Frederick County, Maryland
Arnold Livers 51.20 FR £139.3.6 Nov 4 1752 Jun 23 1752
Appraisers: Joseph Ogle, Joseph Wood.
Creditors: William Elder, James Russell.
Next of kin: Anthony Livers, William Elder.
Executrix: Helena Collard, wife of Samuel Collard.William Elder Ancestors and Descendants
Author: Sister Mary Louise Donnelly
Title: Early Families of Frederick County, Maryland and Adams County, Pennsylvania
Author: Steve Gilland
Publication: Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD, 1997 Page: 8
Taken from "History of Frederick County, page 581-583
William Elder, a Catholic, who emigrated from St. Mary's County and was the first white man who settled in the district, gave the name of "St. Mary's Mount" to a portion of Carrick's Knob . He located himself at the foot of the Blue Ridge in 1734, then the abode of numerous Indians and the haunts of wild beasts. He called this place "Pleasant Level". Here he built a house, reserving one room for religious services, which he called a chapel. This room was equal in size to all the rest of his house. He was there joined by his family and a few friends from St. Mary's County. Mr. Elder was a devout Catholic, and his Chappel was the home for all weary travelers and a delightful resort for all professing his faith. Hospitality was religiously practiced by this good family and their descendents. The little congregation was often visited by priests from St. Mary's and later from Conewago and Frederick, and sometimes by Father Matthew Ryan, from Path Valley, PA., until 1807, when St. Mary's Church was built . The old mansion stood until about 1852.
Mr. Elder was born in Lancanshire, England, in 1707, and emigrated to St. Mary's County not earlier than 1728, and not later than 1732. In 1739 death invaded the home of this pioneer, taking from him the mother of his five children. Her maiden name was Anne Wheeler, and she was married to Mr. Elder in England. She bore him four boys and one daughter. The first son, William, married a Miss Wickham. The second, Guy, was twice married, and by his second wife had thirteen children...Charles, the third son of the immigrant, married Julia Ward, of Charles County. The fourth child, Mary, married Richard Lilly of Virginia...The fifth child, Richard, married Phoebe Deloyvier.
In 1744, William Elder married Jacoba Clementina, daughter of Arnold Livers....She bore to William Elder four sons and two daughters, named Elizabeth, Arnold, Thomas, Ignatius, Ann, and Aloysius. It was from the second named that the title for the farm upon which now stands the structure known as Mount St. Mary's College was derived. In the old Catholic Cemetery, about half a mile below St. Mary's College and near the town of Emmittsburg, three stones mark the graves of William, Anne Wheeler, and Jacoba Clementina Elder. The inscriptions, which are still distinct, record their names and dates of births and deaths: William Elder, b. 1707, died April 22, 1775; Anne Wheeler, born 1709, died Aug 11, 1739; Jacoba Clementina Elder, born 171 7, died Sept. 19, 1807....
...Anne Wheeler, the wife of William Elder the emigrant, died in her 34th year, of consumption , the hardships of her husband's pioneer life proving too much for her frail constitution. There being no undertakers, necessity compelled them to hollow out a chestnut-tree, and in this crude coffin the remains of this good woman were deposited....
William ELDER was born ABT 1707 in Good Will, Calvert County , MD, and died 22 APR 1775 in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland. He was buried APR 1775 in Elder Chapel Cemetery, Frederick County, Maryland. He was the son of 2. William ELDER and 3. Elizabeth FINCH. He married Anne WHEELER 1728 in MD, daughter of Richard WHEELER and Rebecca DRUMMOND. She was born 1709, and died 11 AUG 1739 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland. He married Jacoba Clementina LIVERS 2 FEB 1741/42 in Frederick County, Maryland, daughter of Arnold LIVERS and Hellen GORDON. She was born 1717 in Timberly, Prince George's County, and died 1807.
Children of William ELDER and Anne WHEELER are:
i. William ELDER was born 15 DEC 1729 in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died 1804 in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland. He married Sabina WICKHAM, daughter of Nathaniel WICKHAM and Priscilla TYLER. She was born ABT 1740 in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died 22 AUG 1786 in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland.
ii. Charles ELDER was born 1730 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died 1804. He married Julia WARD. She died UNKNOWN.
iii. Guy ELDER was born 1731 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died 9 NOV 1805. He married Eleanor WICKHAM. She died UNKNOWN. He married Eleanor OGLE. She died UNKNOWN.
iv. Richard ELDER was born 1734 in "Good Will", Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 16 MAY 1790 in Frederick County, Maryland. He married Phoebe DELOZIER ABT 1764 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, daughter of John DELOZIER and Charity CLEMENTS. She was born 1734 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 16 MAY 1790 in Frederick County, Maryland.
v. Mary ELDER was born 1735 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died 1798 in MD. She married Richard LELLY. He died UNKNOWN.
Children of William ELDER and Jacoba Clementina LIVERS are:
i. Elizabeth ELDER was born 1743 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died UNKNOWN. She married Richard BRAUNER. He died UNKNOWN.
ii. Arnold ELDER was born 15 FEB 1744/45 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died 22 FEB 1812. He married Clotilda Pheobe GREEN. She died UNKNOWN.
iii. Anne ELDER was born 1746 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died 17 JAN 1806. She married Henry SPALDING. He died UNKNOWN.
iv. Thomas H. ELDER was born 4 JAN 1747/48 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died 27 DEC 1832 in Spalding County, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth SPALDING. She died UNKNOWN.
v. Ignatius ELDER was born 1749 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died UNKNOWN. He married Catherine SPALDING. She died UNKNOWN.
vi. Francis ELDER was born 1756 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died UNKNOWN. He married Elizabeth MILLS. She died UNKNOWN.
vii. Aloyisus ELDER was born 1757 in Emmittsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, and died UNKNOWN. He married Mary Josephine GREEN. She died UNKNOWN.
Birth date from the MARYLAND ELDER FAMILY AND KIN by Sister Donnelly pg 1.
Marriage info from MAREEN DUVALL OF MIDDLE PLANTATION by Henry Wright Newman.
Have will and picture of cemetery and tombstone.
Some info on birth, death, wives and family from HISTORY OF FREDERICK COUNTY MARYLAND VOL II by TJC Williams (this source shows him being born in Eng. this is incorrect, his father was born in Eng.)
1707 - Born at Goodwill, Prince George's Co Md.
1714 - Father William Elder Sr. dies in Prince George's Co Md. He is 7 years old.
1727 - Receives one cow and one calf from his step-father Solomon Stimton's estate. Will dated 9 Jan 1726/7, he is 20 years old. From Prince Geroge's county Will Book 19, pages 67 & 68.
c1732 - William and Anne Elder settled in the Emmitsburg area along with; Robert Owings and Joseph Livers. These early settlers stopped at the Blue Ridge Mountians at a point known as the Catoctin spur. From MARYLAND ELDER FAMILY AND KIN by Sister Donnelly pg 1.
1732 - William received a patent for land in Frederick County, Maryland from Baron Lord Baltimore. The parchment, the orginal patent for his land is in the Archives of Mount St. Mary's College. It bears the date Aug. 27, 1732. From ibid pg 2
1733 - Included in Tax List in Prince George's County.
1736 - Deed made Jan 7, 1736 between William Elder of PGC and Charles Beavin for 60 lbs sterling and 29 lbs bills of credit, land whereof he is now possessed, called GOODWILL, 100 acres. Ann, wife of William Elder, waived." PGC Land records, book T, page 560. From ELDER BOOK by Sister Donnelly.
Listed on a deed between him and Charles Beavans (his wife's brother-in-law) for the land called Goodwill. From EARLY FAMILIES OF FREDERICK CO MD AND ADAMS CO PA by Steve Gilland pg 9.
1739 - He received the patent to "Slate Ridge" which had been surveyed for Arnold Livers Sr. From PIONEERS OF OLD MONOCACY pg 253.
1739 - His first wife Anne Wheeler died.
1741 - "Black Walnut Bottom" was surveyed for him on Jan 20, 1741. It was located along what has been since become Rifle Road leading from St. Mary's College to Pa. [C/S: LG E:95; Patent: EI 6:491.] From PIONEERS OF OLD MONOCACY pg 253.
1742 - On February 2, 1742 William married Jacoba Livers the daughter of Arnold Livers and his wife Hellen Gordon. From EARLY FAMILIES OF FREDERICK CO MD AND ADAMS CO PA by Steve Gilland pg 9.
1743 - Arnold Livers Sr. transfered a portion of "Ogle's Good Will" on Aug. 24, 1743. Here William and Jacoba build their home. From PIONEERS OF OLD MONOCAY pg 253.
1751 - Enlarged "Black Walnut Bottom" by means of a resurvey. From PIONEERS OF OLD MONOCAY pg. 253.
1765 - March 27, 1764, william Elder of Frederick County to Charles Beavin of Prince George's County for 5 shillings, tract called GOODWILL lying in PGC containing 100 acres. Jacoba Clementine Elder waived." PGC Land Records Book TT, page 374. From ELDER BOOK by Sister Donnelly.
From: Paul J. Barr
371 North Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Subject: Fw: William Elder Jr. family
Sent: 1/9/2005 2:12 PM
Couple of things for your Elder family file.
I am a direct descendant of three of William Elder's children:
Mary Elder who married Richard Lilly
Thomas H. Elder who married Mary Elizabeth Spaulding
Guy Elder who married Eleanor Ogle
1) Mary Elder and Richard Lilly
Richard Lilly and Mary Elder Lilly had a daughter Eleanor Lilly who married Clement Clark. Clement and Eleanor Lilly Clark had a son, Richard Clark who married Clementina Elderr, daughter of Thomas H. Elder and Mary Elizabeth Spaulding.
Richard Clark and Clementina Elder Clark had a son, Basil Richard Clark who married Susannah Rapier, daughter of William Rapier and Arie Anne Gwynn.
Basil Richard Clark and Susannah Rapier Clark had a son, Francis "Frank" William Clark who married Mary Elizabeth Berry, daughter of Phillip Lawrence Berry and Hannah Jane Dugan.
Francis "Frank" William Clark and Mary Elizabeth Berry Clark had a daughter, Mary Magdalene Clark who married George Douglas Payne, son of John Alfred Payne and Mary Valera Hayden.
George Douglas Payne and Mary Magdalene Clark Payne had a daughter, Ruth Cecilia Payne, who married William Garrett Barr Sr., son of George Roland Barr Jr. and Ellen McDellan "Ella Mack" Knott.
William Garrett Barr Sr. and Ruth Cecilia Payne Barr had a son, William Garrett Barr Jr., who married Ida Myrl Vance, daughter of Jake (not Jacob) Vance and Anna Myrl May.
William Garrett Barr Jr. and Ida Myrl Vance were my parents. Both are deceased.
2) Thomas H. Elder and Mary Elizabeth Spaulding
Thomas H. Elder married Mary Elizabeth Spaulding, daughter of John Basil Spaulding and Catherine Greene.
Thomas H. Elder and Mary Elizabeth Spaulding Elder had a daughter, Clementina Elder (named for her Grandmother) who married her cousin, Richard Clark. SEE ABOVE information on Richard Clark lineage.
3) Guy Elder and Eleanor Ogle
Guy Elder I married Eleanor Ogle, daughter of Joseph Ogle and Sarah Winters. They had a son, James Elder (twin to Judith) that was the first of his Elder clan to immigrate to Kentucky.
James Elder married Mary Anne Richards, daughter of George Richards and Nancy _Unknown_. They had a son Guy Elder II M.D. who married Mary M. Burch, daughter of Walter "Watty" Burch and Theresa Hagan.
Guy Elder II M.D. and Mary M. Burch Elder had a daughter, Delphina Elder, who married George Samuel Hayden, son of George Hayden and Mary Elliott.
George Samuel Hayden and Delphina Elder Hayden had a daughter, Mary Valera Hayden, who married John Alfred Payne, son of Ignatius Payne and Christina Hagan.
John Alfred Payne and Mary Valera Hayden had a son, George Douglas Payne who married Mary Magdalene Clark.
SEE ABOVE for continuation of this line.
So as you can see from the information, my Grandmother Ruth Cecilia Payne was a direct descendant of all three children.
Father: William Elder b: BEF 1687 in Lancashire, England
Mother: Elizabeth Finch b: 1687 in Woodbridge, Calvert County, Maryland
Anne Wheeler b: 1709 in Charles County, Maryland
in Prince George's County, Maryland
- William Elder b: 15 SEP 1729 in Prince George's County, Maryland
- Charles Elder b: 1730 in Prince George's County, Maryland
- Guy Elder b: 1732 in "Good Will, " Prince George's County, Maryland
- Richard Elder b: 1734 in Prince George's County, Maryland
- Mary Elder b: 1735 in Prince George's County, Maryland
Jacoba Clementina Livers b: 1717 in "Timberly", Prince George's County, Maryland
1 FEB 1742/43
in Emmitsburg, Prince George's County, Maryland (Now Frederick, County, Maryland)
- Elizabeth Elder b: 7 FEB 1742/43 in Charles County, Maryland
- Arnold Elder b: 15 FEB 1744/45 in Prince George's County, Maryland
- Anne Elder b: 1746 in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland
- Thomas Elder b: 4 JAN 1747/48 in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland
- Ignatius Elder b: 1749 in Frederick County, Maryland
- Francis Elder b: 23 AUG 1755 in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland
- Aloyisus Elder b: 1 MAY 1757 in Frederick County, Maryland
- Anne Teresa Elder b: 1758 in Prince George's County, Maryland
- Title: Daniel Delozier
Text: DESCENDANTS OF DANIEL DELOZIER -rev 9/8/02; Carole Delozier; Database deloziertimes
Note: DESCENDANTS OF DANIEL DELOZIER -rev 9/8/02.