Daniel Elmer, II, Esq.

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Daniel Elmer

Birthplace: Springfield, Hampden, MA, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Fairton, Cumberland, NJ, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Daniel Elmer and Margaret Elmer
Husband of Abigail Elmer
Father of Daniel Elmer, III; Abigail Bateman; Ebenezer Elmer, US Congress; Jonathan Elmer, U.S. Senator and Timothy Elmer
Brother of Daniel Elmer; Theodorus Elmer and Theodore Elmer
Half brother of Theophilus Elmer

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About Daniel Elmer, II, Esq.

"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

October 25, 1715
Springfield, Hampden, MA, USA
Age 23
Age 25
Age 29
Age 36
Age 45
Fairton, Cumberland, NJ, USA