Daniel Elmer (1715 - 1761)

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Birthplace: Springfield, Hampden, MA, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: Jessie Ann Weeks
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About Daniel Elmer

"The eldest son of the Rev. Daniel Elmer came, at thirteen years of age, with the family from Massachusetts. His father educated him to be a land-surveyor, and he followed his profession all his life. In 1738 he married Abigail Lawrence, daughter of Nathan Lawrence, who moved from Long Island to Cedarville before 1720, and became wealthy. Daniel Elmer made his home near his father-in-law and prospered. He had been early admitted to the full communion of the church ; but when Whitefield came, in 1740, to Cohansey, Mr. Elmer, two years after his marriage, became a follower of this famous Episcopal clergyman. His father-in-law had built a meeting house in Cedarville for the use of the Baptists, and after the builder's death, this house became the property of Mr. Elmer, and the Rev. Gilbert Tennent and other Presbyterian followers of Whitefield preached in it. After the Presbyterians united in 1758, Mr. Elmer returned to his early religious home and became, as early as 1760, an elder of this church. For the last four years of his life he was the clerk of the county. He died in 1761, aged 46 years ; but though so young, he left five sons and five daughters. "

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Daniel Elmer, II, Esq.'s Timeline

1715
October 25, 1715
Springfield, Hampden, MA, USA
1739
1739
Age 23
1741
1741
Age 25
1745
1745
Age 29
1752
1752
Age 36
1761
1761
Age 45
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Fairton, Cumberland, NJ, USA