Jedediah Elderkin, Gen.

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Jedediah Elderkin, Gen.

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Death: Died in Windham, Windham, CT, USA
Place of Burial: Canterbury, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Elderkin, VI; John Elderkin; Susannah Elderkin and Susanna Elderkin
Husband of Anna Elderkin and Annie Califf Elderkin
Ex-husband of Prominet Elderkin
Father of Judith Elderkin; Bela Elderkin; Vine Elderkin; Charlotte Elderkin; Lora Elderkin and 7 others
Brother of Abigail Waldo; Joshua Elderkin, Dr.; John Elderkin; Susanna Bigelow; John Elderkin, III and 4 others

Occupation: Lawyer, Justice of the Peace, Member of the General Assembly, Governor's Council of Safety
Managed by: Linda Kathleen Thompson, (c)
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About Jedediah Elderkin, Gen.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of BRIGADIER GENERAL.

DAR #A037176


Was a Colonel in the Revolutionary War: The following obituary notice is copied from the Windham Herald under the head of deaths, dated March 9, 1793:

"In the this town on the 3d inst., after a long and painful illness, departed this life Jedediah Elderkin, Esq., in the 75th year of his age, who for many years was an eminent and honorable practioner of law in this state, by much improvement in several important stations in life, was for many years, a very useful member of society. In his death the surviving partner laments loss of a tender husband, a numerous offspring, that of a kind and affectionate parent and the needy sufferer, the loss of a benevolent and charitable friend."


  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A037176
  • Service: CONNECTICUT Rank(s): BRIGADIER GENERAL, PATRIOTIC SERVICE
  • Birth: (CIRCA) 1717 NORWICH NEW LONDON CO CONNECTICUT
  • Death: 3 Mar 1793 WINDHAM WINDHAM CO CONNECTICUT
  • Service Source: HOADLY, PUB RECS OF THE COLONY OF CT, 1772-1776, VOL 15, P 315; HEITMAN, HIST REG OF OFFICERS OF THE CONT ARMY DURING THE WAR OF THE REV, 1775-1783, P 213
  • Service Description: 1) ALSO COL, 2) MEMBER OF COMMITTEE OF SAFETY
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Jedediah Elderkin, Gen.'s Timeline

1717
1717
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
1738
April 15, 1738
Age 21
1743
March 2, 1743
Age 26
1745
September 11, 1745
Age 28
Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
1751
December 10, 1751
Age 34
Windham, Connecticut, USA
December 10, 1751
Age 34
Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
1753
November 2, 1753
Age 36
1753
Age 36
1759
January 4, 1759
Age 42
Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
1759
Age 42