Deacon Elisha Ticknor

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Elisha Ticknor

Birthplace: Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Place of Burial: Boston Common
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Elisha Ticknor and Ruth Ticknor
Husband of Elizabeth Curtis, Ticknor
Father of George Ticknor
Brother of Ruth Ticknor; John Ticknor; Paul Knowles (Noyes) Ticknor; Joshua Ticknor; Ruth Ticknor and 1 other
Half brother of Deborah Bingham; James Ticknor; Samuel Ticknor; Ruth Richards; William Ticknor and 3 others

Managed by: Robby Ticknor
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About Deacon Elisha Ticknor

Elisha Ticknor was principal of the Franklin public school and a founder of the Massachusetts Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of the system of free primary schools in Boston, and of the first New England savings bank, Provident Institution for Savings.

Elisha was an 1783 M.A. grad. of Dartmouth;


originator of the public schools in Boston, MA; principal of Franklin Public School;

founder of first savings bank there;

established Mass. Mutual Fire Ins. Co.;

importer of Merino sheep (had flock near Hanover, NH); deacon of the Old South Church; author of "English Exercises";

Elisha and Betsey had 1 child.

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Deacon Elisha Ticknor's Timeline

March 25, 1757
Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, United States
August 1, 1791
Age 34
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
June 22, 1821
Age 64
Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Boston Common