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About Elijah Humphreys
A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of MAJOR. DAR Ancestor #: A059806
Elijah HumphreysApril 27, 1746-July 2, 1785
Parents: Rev. Daniel Hunphreys d. Sep. 2, 1787 and Lady Sarah Riggs Bowers Humphreys d. July 29, 1787
Wife Anna Mansfield 1756-1841 married in 1774
Elijah was a Major in the Connecticut Militia during the Revolutionary War, and had three horses shot out from under him. He married Anna Mansfield, the daughter of Rev. Richard Mansfield, in 1774. It must have been true love - the son of the Congregational minister marrying a daughter of the town's Episcopal minister - on the eve of the Revolutionary War, with the families finding themselves on opposing sides.
Elijah and Anna lived in the General David Humphreys House to care for Elijah's parents till their deaths in 1787.