|1. Correspondent Marcella Galbraith said Robert's middle name is Robinson or Robison. 1/wf Jane Magee died 1854 in Cholera epidemic in Marshall Co IA, had 9 children; -m 1855 2/wf Rebecca Short, had 7 children. Some of them went to Kansas and some Mormons turned in information about them that was completely wrong as to dates & places.|
2. A History of Clemons Grove and Vicinity 1882-1982. p 19 = "Settlement"The settlement of the Clemons area began in 1851 with the arrival of Robert Elder and his family. The settlement was known as Elders Grove.Mr Elder had come to the area a time earlier with a Mr Patterson. They were interested in the area so returned totheir Greensburg Indiana, home and returned with Mr Elder's family and William McCormack. The land settled by the Elder family was granted to him by the government for services from the Mexican War that his father served. He settled on the hill over-looking the present site of Clemons. .....1851, Robert Elder was 1st permanent resident on site of Clemons Grove, 1853, Robert Elder's brother-in-law, William M. Clemons, from Decatur Co IN made a trip to Iowa ....... purcahsed land where Robert Elder had built his home..... after personal tragic loss of family members, Robert Elder wrote to his father James [letter follows]... wife Nancy Jane died of cholera........ Robert Elder moved to Liberty Twp & then to Clay Co, KS. He & son John in Civil War...... Robert m twice. .... one of his children was 1st person to be buried in 1852 in what is now Clemons Cem...... goes on to tell more of William M. & Nancy [Elder] Clemons. A picture of Nancy Elder & William M Clemons. Also McCormack family [James, John, Daniel & William] and Magee family.