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William Curtis (Elmer) Elmore (1769 - 1831)

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William Curtis Elmore formerly Elmer
Born in Kinderhook, Columbia, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 May 2015 | Last significant change: 22 Nov 2018
02:01: David Bailey edited the Birth Place for William (Elmer) Elmore. [Thank David for this]
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Categories: Descendant of Edward Elmer of Hartford, CT.



William Curtis Elmore, youngest son of David and Jemima Elmer was born in Kinderhook, New York, December 23, 1769. He is described as an active, energetic man; quick to plan and ready to execute, and very conscientious. He had blue eyes and black hair, and in form was short and slight.
William married to Miss Eliza Howard, only child of Joseph and Jerviah (Sexton) Howard, November 12, 1794, and died at Nassau, New York, April 14, 1831.
The earlier portion of his life was devoted to mercantile pursuits. At a later date, he studied medicine, and became a practicing physician, enjoying an enviable reputation in his profession; but too unremitting attention to this impaired his health, and led him to seek its restoration in the care of his estate, near Nassau. In the healthful atmosphere here found, and relieved from confining duties, he speedily regained customary, vigor, and making this his home for the remainder of his days, passed away peacefully in his sixty-second year; having led a useful life, although one not characterized (as far as the compiler is aware), by any events of marked public importance. He was a member of the House of Representatives, New York in 1816 and 1817; and was for many years clerk of the town of Nassau.


William Curtis Elmer [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


23 December 1769 in Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, USA [1][6][8]


12 November 1794 to Eliza Howard [1][6][8]


  1. Joseph Howard Elmore 1796 - 1797 [1][6][8]
  2. Joseph Howard Elmore 1798 - 1850 [1][6][8]
  3. David William Elmore 1800 - 1854 [1][6][8]
  4. Eliza Elmina Elmore 1802 - 1882 [1][6][8]
  5. Sophia Malvina Elmore 1804 - 1844 [1][8]
  6. Abba Maria Elmore 1807 - 1886 [1][8]
  7. Juliet Sophornia Elmore 1810 - 1893 [1][8]
  8. Ervin Oscar Elmore 1813 - 1834 [1][8]
  9. Angeline Amanda Elmore 1815 - 1891 [1][8]


William Curtis Elmore is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. Robert Elmore and Esco Elmer match on 36 out of 37 markers (see FTDNA kits 364027 and 369990) thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA Edward Elmer.
Big Y and YSEQ testing of descendants of Edward Elmer's sons Edward and Samuel have shown that men on this Y line carry SNPs R-A2276, R-A2278, R-A2280, R-A2281 and R-A2283 as family level SNPs.
Y SNP R-A6928 has been assigned to this ancestor through Y testing a descendant of son David William Elmore, Robert Elmore, and a descendant of son Eliakim (Elmer) Elmore, Glenn Elmore.


1800 Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York [2][7]
1810 Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, United States [3]
1820 Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, United States [4]
1830 Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, USA [5]


Owned a farm, had an early store and tavern in North Nassau [1][8]
Practicing physician [1]


Member of the House of Representatives, New York in 1816 and 1817 [1]
Clerk of the town of Nassau for many years [1]


14 April 1831 in Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, USA [8][6]


Crandall Cemetery in Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, USA [8]


Dr. William Curtis Elmore, youngest son of David Elmore, and great-grandfather of William James Elmore on his father's side (see note V), m. Eliza Howard (who died September 4, 1863). They had issue (nine in all), as follows:
  1. Joseph Howard Elmore, b. Sand Lake, N.Y., February 4, 1796.
  2. Joseph Howard Elmore, 2d, b. Sand Lake, N.Y., February 10, 1798.
  3. David William Elmore, b. E. Nassau, N.Y., February 3, 1800.
  4. Eliza Elmina Elmore, b. Chatham, N.Y., April 5, 1802.
  5. Sophia Malvina Elmore, b. Canaan, N.Y., July 13, 1804.
  6. Abba Maria Elmore, b. Nassau, N.Y., June 11, 1807.
  7. Juliet Sophornia Elmore, b. Nassau, N.Y., October 29, 1810.
  8. Edwin Oscar Elmore, b. Nassau, N.Y., February 28, 1813.
  9. Angeline Amanda Elmore, b. Nassau, N.Y., September 28, 1815.
Page 328: William Curtis Elmore, youngest son. My earliest recollections of William Curtis Elmore are of going with my parents - - who were on a visit to grandfather's - - to visit Uncle William. I must have been five or six years old at the time. I think he was farming; could not say that it was in Kinderhook, but very possibly, as I think our journey was in that direction. After that he moved to the north part of Nassau, where he lived and died. He owned a farm, kept a public house, and was a merchant besides - - altogether a man of considerable note. After his death, his family sold and moved West. The oldest boy was a physician. His name was Howard. The next was David. I learned he was a Baptist minister. Their mother was a superior woman. (Julia C. (Elmore) Hulbert)
Page 328: "William Curtis was the youngest of the family, and lived at various places in New York State," quoting Abba M. (Elmore) Wainright.
  • 1800 United States Federal Census Year: 1800; Census Place: Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York; Series: M32; Roll: 26; Page: 110; Image: 111; Family History Library Film: 193714.
  • 1810 United States Federal Census Year: 1810; Census Place: Nassau, Rensselaer, New York; Roll: 35; Page: 525; Image: 00119; Family History Library Film: 0181389.
  • 1820 United States Federal Census 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Nassau, Rensselaer, New York; Page: 45; NARA Roll: M33_68; Image: 266.
  • 1830 United States Federal Census 1830; Census Place: Nassau, Rensselaer, New York; Series: M19; Roll: 105; Page: 310; Family History Library Film: 0017165.
  • Heritage Consulting Millennium File, Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.
William Curtis Elmore; Gender, Male; Birth Date, 23 Dec 1769; Birth Place, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, USA; Death Date, 14 Apr 1831; Death Place, Bassau, Rensselaer, New York, USA; Marriage Date, 12 Nov 1794; Father, David Elmer; Mother, Jemima Curtis; Spouse, Eliza Howard; Children, Joseph Howard Elmore; Joseph Howard Elmore; David William Elmore; Eliz; Spouse Father, Joseph Howard; Spouse Mother, Jerviah Sexton.
  •, New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Source Citation: Reel 26, 1800 Federal Census of New York, Microfilm Series M32; Publisher: National Archives, Washington, DC.; Page Number: 110
William Elmore; Residence Date, 1800; Residence Place, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States.
  •, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; [database on-line] Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
William Curtis Elmore; Birth Date, 23 Dec 1769; Birth Place, Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA; Death Date, 14 Apr 1831; Death Place, Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York, USA; Cemetery, Crandall Cemetery; Burial or Cremation Place, Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York, USA; Has Bio?, Y; Spouse, Eliza Elmore; Mother, Jemima Elmer; Children, Joseph Howard Elmore, Angeline Amanda Tucker, Edwin Oscar Elmore, Eliza Elmina Ball, Juliet Sophronia Crandell, David William Elmore.


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