When Thaddeus Elmore was born on March 12, 1752, in Connecticut, his father, David, was 27 and his mother, Jemima, was 21. He married Elizabeth Waldo in 1775. They had seven children during their marriage. He died on August 25, 1807, in Canaan, New York, at the age of 55.
1 - Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: Eliza (46)
5 - Number of Household Members Under 16
2 - Number of Household Members Over 25
9 - Number of Household Members
Source: S33 Author: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Title: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; NOTE: Godfrey Memorial Library, American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library
Page 302: DAVID ELMER, OR ELMORE (fifth generation, spelling of name changed—see Note IV), son of Jonathan Elmer, and great-grand-son of Edward Elmer, b. (about) 1736, m. ______, d. ______. They had issue:
- DAVID ELMORE;
- THADDEUS ELMORE;
- JONATHAN D. ELMORE;
- ELIAKIM ELMORE;
- SALLY GEMIMA ELMORE;
- MARY ELMORE;
- ABBA ELMORE; AND
- WILLIAM CURTIS ELMORE.
Page 325: Solyman Elmore, of Flint, Mich. (now living, and also a grandson of David Elmer, under date of April 19, 1879, writes:
Father's family were Yankees of old Connecticut. The grand-father was a Sharon man, and my father (Eliakim Elmer) was born there. When married, came to Hartford, Conn., where my mother was born. My father's brothers all settled in York State, east of Albany. Thaddeus, Jonathan, and William, and a sister that married a Gregory, I think, all died east of the Hudson River. * *
My father's name was Eliakim Elmer. Our family had got West to Genesee county, before he died.
I understood my father to say that our grand-parents, and all connected with them, spelled their name Elmer, until after the Revolution. At this time old Colonel Elmer, (I don't recollect his given name), became acquainted with some British officers, who declared that our race there spelled it Elmore. Therefore he, and some others, petitioned and had the name changed to Elmore. Since then our race have generally written it so. Some twenty years ago, while traveling over Western New York, I found many Elmores, and we always claimed relationship; but among them I found some spelling the name Elmer, who were actually cousins of those spelling it as we do, because their parents objected to changing it.
Page 327: There is a little variance in statement as to whether Thaddeus Elmer or David Elmer was the oldest. The best evidence seems to give David priority, and the probability is increased, when the custom of naming the eldest son after the father is taken into consideration (In the following, names in brackets indicate the authority quoted).
DAVID ELMER, eldest Son. "His oldest son was named after himself, David; died early; I never saw him." [Julia C. (Elmore) Hulbert]. "David * * * married, and died at Hoosick, N. Y., leaving, at least one son." [Abba M. (Elmore) Wainright].
THADDEUS ELMER, second son. "Thaddeus was a farmer; lived in the same town (Canaan, N.Y.); had a large family, some of them persons of considerable note." [Julia C. (Elmore) Hulbert]. "I do not know whom he married; we called her 'Aunt Eliza.'" [Abba M. (Elmore) Wainright]. "Had children—Thaddeus, William, and Eliza, who settled in Canaan, Columbia County, N.Y. Perhaps thirty years ago, Thaddeus Elmore visited our family, staying a number of days." [Jas. H. Ball, grand-son of William Curtis Elmore, under date of May 1, 1880].
Page 52: Elizabeth Waldo, born _____; married Thaddeus Elmore, of New Canaan, Conn.
Some dates, wife's name and children provided by William Cronk Elmore.
Elmore Historical Notes, by William Cronk Elmore
Thaddeus Elmore was the second son of David, and a prosperous farmer in Canaan, NY. I have a map showing how his land in Canaan was divided among his seven children when his estate was settled in 1807. The map is among papers once belonging to his son James Elmore. Both my grandfather and father were named for Thaddeus.
This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. Elmer-1620 was created by Robert Elmore through the import of Elmore.ged on Jan 8, 2015.
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