Elisha Chester (1767 - 1847)

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Birthplace: Groton, New London, CT, USA
Death: Died in Groton, New London, CT, USA
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About Elisha Chester

He is referred to as Deacon Elisha Chester. "Chester, Elisha, b Dec 12, 1767, d. Jul 19, 1847, m. Mary Walworth, Patrioctic Svc., CT (Ref. 14) <http://members.aol.com/infopacrat/surname_c.txt>

He and Mary had at least 10 children: Elisha Walworth (b.1795;d.1873); Edwin (1797- aft 1880); Mary (b.1798-1820); Zavier or Zerviah (1799-1811); Thomas (1801-1877); Norman Loomis (1803-1876); Melville (1805-1890); Orlando (1806- bef 1880); Augustin (1808-aft 1880) and Ira Hart (1810-1861).

"Chester, Augustin, of Washington D.C. b. June 09, 1808...; son of Elisha of Groton, Ct, born there Dec 12th 1767, d. near New London Ct July 17, 1847, farmer, deacon, a quiet industrious and thoughtful man, of large influence in support of schools, (mar. Mar 15, 1794, Mary Walworth , b. Apr 21 1768 d. Feb 3 1855, desc. of William Walworth, earliest settler of Fisher?s Island, Mass) {From ?American Ancestry: Giving Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans Whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence, A. D. 1776?, by Thomas Patrick Hughes, Frank Munsell, 1889; <GoogleBooks>, 20 Dec 2008}

"Mary Walworth...was married about the year 1793 to Elisha Chester of Shinnecosset Neck, Groton... Her children were: Elisha Walworth, a counselor of New York; Edwin, postmaster at Farmers, Seneca Co., N.Y.; Mary and Xavier, who both died unm.; Thomas, who lived near New London; Norman Loomis, a physician in Marietta Ga.; Melville of Kansas City; Orlando of Yale who died at Indianapolis; leaving one child; Augustin a merchant of Cincinnati and later a lawyer in Washington; and Ira of Illinois. Of these children, only two, Melville and Augustin, were living in October 1889." {'Walworths in America' by Clarence Augustus Walworth, 1897, GoogleBookSearch, <http://books. google.com>}

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Elisha Chester's Timeline

1767
December 12, 1767
Groton, New London, CT, USA
1794
March 25, 1794
Age 26
1795
January 5, 1795
Age 27
1797
October 25, 1797
Age 29
New London, CT, USA
1801
June 25, 1801
Age 33
1803
January 21, 1803
Age 35
1805
1805
Age 37
1806
August 28, 1806
Age 38
1808
June 8, 1808
Age 40
1810
October 15, 1810
Age 42