David Elder

David Smyth Elder (1842 - 1889)

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David Smyth Elder
Born in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Seneca County, Ohiomap
Died in Fremont, Sandusky, Ohio, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Nov 2014
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Biography

Pvt David Elder served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: Aug 20, 1861
Mustered out: Sep 1862
Side: USA
Regiment(s): Company D, 49th Ohio Infantry
Pvt David Elder served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: May 9, 1864
Mustered out: Sep. 20, 1864
Side: USA
Regiment(s): Company I, 164th Ohio Infantry


David Smyth Elder was born on Apr. 6, 1842 to John Elder and Nancy Smyth.

On Aug. 20, 1861, David enlisted[1] in Company D, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as a private in Tiffin, Ohio. The regiment was assigned to McCook’s division, Army of the Ohio. David left Camp Dennison, Ohio, with his regiment, and went into Kentucky, remaining about three months at Camp Nevin and Munfordville, then removing to Nashville, Tennessee.[2]

During two weeks they drilled and recruited, and then marched to Duck River, Tennessee, and then to Savannah on the Tennessee river; by steam transport they reached Shiloh, and on April 7, 1862, they engaged in the battle, being under fire from nine o’clock in the morning till four in the afternoon. David was detailed on that night to take charge of some of the wounded; two were from his company. He accompanied them to Mound City, Illinois, and remained there in the capacity of hospital nurse for four weeks. He was then ordered to Camp Dennison to serve in the same capacity. He was attacked with chronic diarrhea, and going home on a thirty days furlough, was at the end of that time discharged on a surgeon’s certificate of disability, September 1862.[3]

David then served four months in Company I, 164th Ohio National Guards, enlisting May 9, 1864, at Cleveland, and discharged at Cleveland, September 20, 1864.[4] He had served in the army one year and nine months.[5]

David was a member of Eugene Rawson Post, No. 32 G.A.R.[6]

He married Laura Stoner at Tiffin, Ohio on February 14, 1867.[7][8] They had no children.

David Elder was the proprietor of a bakery at Fremont, Ohio.[9]

He died on Jul. 6, 1889 in Fremont, Ohio.[10][11][12][13][14]

Sources

  1. United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865, index, FamilySearch David Smith Elder, 1861-1865; citing military unit 49th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Soldier Union, NARA microfilm publication M552, roll 31, multiple microfilm publications, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 882244.
  2. Military and Personal Sketches of Ohio’s Rank and File from Sandusky County in the War of the Rebellion; Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, 1885; pg. 461, 462.
  3. Military and Personal Sketches of Ohio’s Rank and File from Sandusky County in the War of the Rebellion; Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, 1885; pg. 461, 462.
  4. United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865, index, FamilySearch; David S. Elder], 1861-1865; citing military unit 164th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Soldier Union, NARA microfilm publication M552, roll 31, multiple microfilm publications, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 882244.
  5. Military and Personal Sketches of Ohio’s Rank and File from Sandusky County in the War of the Rebellion; Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, 1885; pg. 461, 462.
  6. Military and Personal Sketches of Ohio’s Rank and File from Sandusky County in the War of the Rebellion; Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, 1885; pg. 461, 462.
  7. Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958, index, FamilySearch; David S. Elder and Laura Stoner], 14 Feb 1867; citing Seneca,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0388637 V. 6-6 1/2.
  8. Newspaper: Seneca Advertiser; Newspaper Date: 21 Feb 1867; Newspaper Page: 3 Column: 5; Repository: Tiffin Seneca Public Library - Tiffin, OH; Marriage Notice.
  9. Military and Personal Sketches of Ohio’s Rank and File from Sandusky County in the War of the Rebellion; Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, 1885; pg. 461, 462.
  10. Newspaper: Seneca Advertiser; Newspaper Date: 11 Jul 1889; Newspaper Page: 7 Column: 2; Repository: Tiffin Seneca Public Library - Tiffin, OH ; Obituary.
  11. Newspaper: Fremont (weekly) Journal; Newspaper Date: 12 Jul 1889; Newspaper Page: 3 Column: 2; Repository: Hayes Presidential Library - Fremont, OH; Obituary.
  12. Newspaper: Fremont Courier (in script German); Newspaper Date: 11 Jul 1889; Newspaper Page: 4 Column: 2; Repository: Hayes Presidential Library - Fremont, OH; Obituary.
  13. Newspaper: Fremont Daily News; Newspaper Date: 06 Jul 1889; Newspaper Page: 4 Column: 8; Repository: Hayes Presidential Library - Fremont, OH; Obituary.
  14. PROBATE CASE; Location: HPC - LG1 - Sandusky County Probate Court; Description: Wills and estates, 1820-1920's; Details: 3585/

See also:

  • United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865, index, FamilySearch David S. Elder, 1861-1865; citing military unit 164th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Soldier Union, NARA microfilm publication M552, roll 31, multiple microfilm publications, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 882244.
  • United States Census, 1870, index and images, FamilySearch David Elder, Ohio, United States; citing p. 73, family 573, NARA microfilm publication M593, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 000552765.
  • United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890, index and images, FamilySearch David S Elder, 1890; citing NARA microfilm publication M123, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 338220.
  • Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War,1890, Affiliate Publication Number: M123 , Affiliate Film Number: 61 , GS Film number: 338220 , Digital Folder Number: 004172556 , Image Number: 00214
  • United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917, index, FamilySearch (David S. Elder, 13 Oct 1884; from "Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900," Fold3.com; company D, regiment 49, Ohio, NARA microfilm publication T289.
  • United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933, index and images, FamilySearch David S Elder, 1907-1933; citing NARA microfilm publication M850, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1634704.
  • Newspaper: Democratic Messenger (Fremont); Newspaper Date: 11 Jul 1889; Newspaper Page: 3 Column: 7; Repository: Hayes Presidential Library - Fremont, OH; Years Available: 1859-1900


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On 10 Mar 2018 at 13:03 GMT Nancy Elder wrote:

Traced to Rev War Soldier, John Elder (1762-1835) "of Chester, Northumberland and Centre Co PA" -- info from PA Archives, Fold3 — 80 pages with Bible page for children. -- Pension #W24117 at https://www.fold3.com/page/2683-john-elder-1762-1835-of-chester-northumberland-and-centre-co-pa

Also, WorldConnect by “J.H. Garner” at https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=labron00&id=I106092

Includes: STEWART[357] STUART[65] Same tree at https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=labron00&id=I4763

Name: Flaald (Fledaldus) FitzAlan LORD SAINT-FLORENT "Flaald, or Fledaldus, was one of two sons of Alan, hereditary steward of Dol in Brittany."

On 10 Mar 2018 at 12:59 GMT Nancy Elder wrote:

ELDER Y-DNA kit #342842 is from a descendant of this Pennsylvania ELDER family, now posted in our ELDER Y-DNA Results chart at https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elder?iframe=yresults

We have discovered this kit matches the ROYAL STEWART Y-DNA. Another Y-DNA ELDER kit, #303284, also matches and is posted on the ROYAL STEWART DNA chart at https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Stuart/default.aspx?section=yresults

Category: “Agnatic issue of Alan fitz Flaad (born ~1078) according to STR test results.” —Search for kit# or ELDER. (Agnatic: a male or female descendant by male links from a common male ancestor)

ELDER family names also found in CHARLTON - ELDER family Tree (Ancestry.com) by “brnrubr” at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/20020255/person/1944119692/facts



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