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Mathew Elder (1748 - 1811)

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Mathew Elder
Born in County Donegal, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Windsor Nova Scotia Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Jul 2017
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Mathew was born in 1748. He passed away in 1811.

The Elder family, a family unusually gifted, was founded in Hants county by Matthew Elder ,who came as a young the man from county Donegal, Ireland, to Windsor and married there Rebecca Jenkins, daughter of Nathaniel Jenkins who had come from Armagh Ireland, probably about the same time as William Elder.

Matthew Elder settled in Falmouth on the fine old Elder homestead "Greenwood" which remained in his family for three generations . He made his will January 11, 1811 ( proved Mar 21, 1811) and died perhaps in January of that year, aged 63 .

His wife died October 9, 1809, in Halifax , while on a visit to her son James . She is buried in St. Paul's Burying Ground on Pleasant Street ,as was also her son James .

Mathew married Rebecca Jenkins:


1. John Elder M.P.P. 1780-1844 m: Elizabeth Allison.

2. William Elder 1784-1848 m: Elizabeth Fraile

3. Samuel F. Elder b. 1786 m: Sarah Shaw

4. Nathaniel Elder 1788-1789

5. Rebekah Elder 1790-1821 m: John W. Burham s/o John Burham & Francis Smith

6. James Elder 1791-1792

7. Thomas Elder b. 1793

8. Simeon Elder 1795-1796

9. Sarah Elder 1797-1798

10. Margaret b. 1799 m: John Whidden Allison

11. Jane Elder 1804-1805


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On 17 Jul 2017 at 19:14 GMT Marie Chantigny wrote:

Hi Nancy: I have added the children of Mathew and Rebecca Elder's children. Hope this helps...Marie

On 17 Jul 2017 at 16:31 GMT Marie Chantigny wrote:

Hi Nancy: Thank you for your e-mail and links.

I will help you research when I can as I have a lot of profiles of my own that need resourcing. A lesson learned should of put a source on some right away:)...Marie

On 17 Jul 2017 at 12:02 GMT Nancy Elder wrote:

I’ve been researching this family, hoping to find someone to help with ELDER DNA.

My research notes are posted at

Sources: "The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia, Heart of the Acadian Land"... By Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton — Published 1910 — The Salem Press Company (and 1999 Heritage Books — Google BOOKS full text at

Includes: Page 655 (and others) Family Sketches --   "The ELDER family, a family unusually gifted, was founded in Hants County by Matthew Elder, who came as a young man from County Donegal, Ireland, to Windsor..."

"Matthew ELDER's wife died Oct. 9, 1809 in Halifax, while on a visit to her son James.   She was buried in St. Paul's burying ground ..."

Mathew is 26 degrees from Rosa Parks, 25 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 12 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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