William Eldredge

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William Eldredge

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: November 2, 1852 (82)
Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Eldredge and Rachel Eldredge
Husband of Elizabeth Eldredge
Father of Frances Elizabeth Waldo; Richard Henry Eldridge and Charles William Eldridge
Brother of Charles Eldridge; Mary Avery; David Eldridge and Rachel Eldridge

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About William Eldredge

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 Eldredge's Timeline

December 14, 1769
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
December 10, 1806
Age 36
New London County, Connecticut, United States
November 2, 1852
Age 82
Illinois, United States
Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States