Jean Elder

3 April 1796–after 1870 (Age 73)
Inchture, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jean

When Jean Elder was born on 3 April 1796, in Inchture, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Elder, was 30 and her mother, Elspet Scrimgeour, was 28. She married John C. Buist about 1825, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Idaho, United States in 1870. She died after 1870, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

John C. Buist
Jean Elder
Marriage: about 1825
David Elder Buist
Jane Buist
William Ritchie Buist

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1825Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 19
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1815 · Manchester Dock in Liverpool Built
    Age 19
    In 1815, the Manchester Dock in Liverpool was constructed by John Foster Sr. It was an important gateway for coal and manufactured goods mainly corn and cotton. It closed in 1929.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 23
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: distinguishing nickname from Middle English and Older Scots elder ‘parent; older, senior person’, perhaps in some cases denoting the older of two bearers of the same personal name. It may have been used also to denote an elder of a church, a senior and respected member of the congregation. Compare Senior .English: in southeastern England, this may be a variant of Helder .Americanized form (translation into English) of German Elter , which has the same meaning as 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (6)

    • Jane Elder in household of David Bennett, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jean Elder in household of John Buist, "Scotland Census, 1851"
    • Jean Buist - Pioneer Overland Travel

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