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William Eldridge

Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Eldridge and Rachel Eldridge
Husband of Eliza Eldridge
Father of Frances Elizabeth Waldo
Brother of Charles Eldridge; Mary Avery; David Eldridge and Rachel Eldridge

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About William Eldridge

He was one of the commissioners who laid out the "fire lands" for the "Connecticut sufferers" in the western part of the Western Reserve, Ohio.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 385


"William Eldridge was the last surviving one of the fire land commissioners, who surveyed and laid out in "New Connecticut" the land alloted to the sufferers by (Benedict) Arnold's wanton destruction of their property"

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p. 243

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William Eldridge's Timeline

December 14, 1769
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
September 14, 1794
Age 24
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
December 10, 1806
Age 36
New London County, Connecticut, United States