Robert Elder was born in 1679 in Eldershire, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He married Elenor in 1703. The family immigrated to America in 1730. They settled in Paxtang, then lived in Lancaster. They lived near the first ridge of the Kittanning mountains, just north of Harrisburg. Robert died on July 28, 1746 in the old churchyard in Paxtang, Pennsylvania.




Offspring of Robert Elder and Eleanor Gillespie (1684-1742)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert Elder (1704-?)
John Elder (1706-?)
Thomas Elder (1708-?)
David Elder (1710-?)
James Elder (1712-1818) 1712 (Lough Neagh+ Antrim+Ulster+ Ireland) 13 September 1818 (Fannett+ Franklin County+Pennsylvania+ United States) Unknown Cole (?-?)
Elizabeth Maipes (1714-?)

Ann Elder (1713-?)

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