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Elijah Richards

Death: Died
Cause of death: Died from wounds incurred in the defense of Ft. Griswold.
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Richards, Lt. and Ann Fitch
Brother of Daniel W. Wetherell Richards; Lucy RICHARDS; Lydia RICHARDS; Samuel RICHARDS; Jerusha RICHARDS and 5 others
Half brother of Ann Stark and Elizabeth Mason

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About Elijah Richards

Died from wounds received in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

"Elijah Richards, born 1734, was wounded in the defense of New London, and died of his wounds September 20th. His house on Beach Street was burned. He was a cousin of Guy, the father of Peter Richards (who was killed at Ft. Griswold)"

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris p. 232

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Elijah Richards's Timeline

June 10, 1734
September 20, 1781
Age 47