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KathyStevenson



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:20 am    Post subject: Joseph Elder - New York Reply with quote

I am looking for other Elder researchers looking for connections in Montgomery, Orange, New York. Joseph Elder b.ca 1756 came over from Ireland and married Margaret Thompson in 1783. He died 1829. Their oldest son, William was born 1784 in Montgomery, NY and married Jane (Jennet) Sinkler (St.Clair).

Does anyone know anything about Joseph?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:15 pm    Post subject: Joseph ELDER of Orange County NY Reply with quote

Do you have this webpage?
JOSEPH ELDER of ORANGE Co NY History:
Town of Crawford
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/orange/history/craw1.htm

JOSEPH ELDER, ESQ.—This individual was of Irish origin, but at what time the family came into the country or town, we are not informed.  During the Revolution he was a young man and some militia troops to which he belonged were ordered to the north.  At a fixed time they were to be at Newburgh or New Windsor, and transported up the river on board a sloop provided for the purpose.    Mr. Elder, for some cause, did not arrive at the place of rendezvous till too late to take his passage, the sloop had left with a fair wind *and out of sight above the Danskammer.  Go he must or be called a tory, and there was no recourse left him but to try the distance on foot.    Elder, young, patriotic and of an iron frame of body, buckled on his knapsack, shouldered his musket and started.  Though the sloop made a good passage for those times and had the best of the start, Elder beat her to Albany by several hours.     The farm on which he lived was quite stony, though when cleared the land was kind and productive, and Elder like the rest of his neighbors, converted his useless stones into wall to fence his farm.  In building these he scarcely ever used a team to gather and convey the stones to their destination.  We have seen him with a large leather apron girt about his loins, holding the end gathered up in one hand, while tumbling the stones into it with the other, and when full raise himself erect, and without apparent effort, carry them off to the wall and put them in place.  This course he would pursue from time to time till the walls were finished.  He was industrious and eminently robust and powerful.  Looking on his muscular and giant frame he reminded one of ancient Milo, who could lift a grown bullock over an ordinarily high fence.  His children, of whom several are sons, partake of the magnitude and physical character of the father, with  great family similitude in other respects.
Town of Crawford Page 3
     Mr. Elder had received but a very limited education, yet possessing strong natural good sense, he was fitted to discharge the duties of the various town offices to public satisfaction.  He was many years a magistrate of the town, and if be erred at any time, the fault was of the head and not of the heart, for he was proverbially an upright and honest man.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:16 am    Post subject: Census for JOSEPH ELDER Reply with quote

JOSEPH ELDER of ORANGE COUNTY NY
Town of Montgomery:
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/orange/history/mont1.htm

Early Settlement of Montgomery and Crawford.
    " We shall treat of the early settlement of these towns together, as they were originally one, and in consequence of the recent erection of the latter, it has no early history of its own, distinct from that of the former..."

Search Ancestry.com census:
1790
Name:   Joseph Elder
Township:   Montgomery
County:   Ulster (border changed)
State:   New York
Year:   1790
Roll:   M637_6
Page:   176
Image:   0479
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1800
Name:   Elder, Joseph
Township:   Montgomery
County:   Orange
State:   New York
Year:   1800
Roll:   M32_21
Page:   298
Image:   301
***
1810
Elder, Joseph
Township:   Montgomery
County:   Orange
State:   New York
Year:   1810
Roll:   M252_29
Page:   328
Image:   178
***

1820
Name:   Joseph Elder
Township:   Montgomery
County:   Orange
State:   New York
Year:   1820
Roll:   M33_64
Page:   360
Image Number:   368
***

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyorange/dutch_02.htm
Marriages
10/20/1847
John Calvin Elder 22
Crawford
Catherine Ann Osburn 20
Crawford
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Vancouver, WA USA
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