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Samuel Elder (1699 - bef. 1759)

Samuel Elder
Born in Artemore, Antrim County, Irelandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before before age 60 in Windham, Cumberland, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Sep 2009 | Last significant change: 12 Jul 2022
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Samuel Elder was born in Artemore, County Antrim, Ireland. He emigrated with his wife, Mary Huston and two oldest children around 1730, settling first at Presumpscot Falls and then Windham[1].

Samuel settled on Home Lot #40 in 1743 with his wife, Mary. They had seven children, the first two born in Ireland and the last three in Windham[2]:

1. Margaret Elder, born Ireland; married 1st Samuel Watts, 2nd Jasper Gilkey
2. William Elder, born Ireland; married Mary Akers
3. Isaac Elder, born 19 Jan 1739; married Mary Hunnewell
4. Elizabeth Elder, born 1741; married Simon Huston
5. Eunice Elder, born 1745; married Cary McLellan
6. Samuel Elder, born 29 Aug 1748; married Hannah Freeman
7. Jane Elder, married Eleazer Chase

The family appears to have left Windham during King George's War, as in 1759 it was noted that their house on Home Lot #40 was rotting and abandoned[3]. He died in 1759 in Windham, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay


  1. McLellan, Hugh Davis. History of Gorham, Maine. Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1903. Page 481. [1]
  2. Dole, Samuel Thomas. Windham In The Past. Auburn, Maine: Merrill & Webber Company, 1916. Page 39. [2]
  3. Dole.

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Y-DNA Kit #23005 -- Ancestor, Samuel Tyng ELDER, b. 1784 Maine, USA

Y-DNA Kit #275686 -- Ancestor in Dundee, Scotland

Y-DNA Kit #246918 -- Ancestor Robert C. ELDER, b. 1818 Madison Co KY -- d. Carroll Co MO

Other kits matching on ELDER DNA RESULTS CHART, in "MAINE" category at

Nancy's notes on Freepages at

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