Daniel Elmer (1690 - 1755)

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Birthplace: East Windsor, CT
Death: Died
Managed by: Jessie Weeks
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About Daniel Elmer

The Rev. Mr. Elmer was the Pastor of The Church of Christ in Fairfield ( currently Fairton ) New Jersey. Tombstone inscription: "In memory of the Rev. Daniel Elmer, late pastor of Christ's Church in this place, who departed this life, January 14, 1766, aged sixty-five years."

Children with Margaret Parsons:

  1. Daniel
  2. Margaret, married Lummis
  3. Mary "Molly", married Ogden
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Ruhamah, married Dayton
  6. Theophilus
  7. Theodorus

Children with Abigail Lawrence:

  1. Theodosia
  2. Silvanus (Sylvanus)
  3. Rumolla "Rumolly"
  4. Rachel
  5. Samuel
  6. Victorina

Mr. Elmer's new dwelling was burnt to the ground about the time of his death, and with it all the previous records of the church. For the time and place, the estate which he left was large, £428, 4s, 6d. He was twice married. His first wife died soon after the}^ came to Fairfield. She had seven children, three sons

and four daughters. Her remoter descendants are very many. His second wife was Susanna Webster, and their children were two sons and three daughters. She survived him and after his death married in succession two other husbands. But her grave is by the side of her first husband's. His off- spring have been as prominent and influential in this county and State as those of any other man who has ever lived in this county.

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Rev. Daniel Elmer's Timeline

1690
1690
CT
1715
October 25, 1715
Age 25
Springfield, Hampden, MA, USA
1715
Age 25
1731
1731
Age 41
Cedarville, NJ, USA
1755
1755
Age 65
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- 1713
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