2nd Sgt Elijah Elmer served with the Iowa Volunteers during the Mexican-American War Service Started: Jul 1846 Unit(s): Company C, Mormon Battalion Service Ended: Jul 16, 1847
Elijah was born in 1810.
Elijah Elmer was a 2nd Sergeant in Company C of the Mormon Battalion. He completed the journey to California and was discharged at Los Angeles, July 16, 1847.
Deceased was born in Addison, Addison County, Vermont, April 10, 1810; baptized June, 1836, by Elder James C. Snow. Ordained an Elder at the April Conference, 1838, by Apostles Geo. A. Smith and Wilford Woodruff, and a Seventy in the fall of 1843. Left Nauvoo for the West April, 1846. Enlisted in the Mormon Battalion July, 1846, and was Orderly-Sergeant of Company C. He was one of the first settlers of Parowan City, Iron County. Was ordained a High Priest May 25, 1855, by Apostle George A. Smith, and was one of the High Council of that Stake, also one of the first settlers of Beaver City, Beaver County. He performed a mission to the Muddy; settled in Panguitch in 1873, and was one of the High Council of that Stake at the time of his death. He was a good citizen and fearless in the discharge of his duty.
He passed away in 1880 in Panguitch, Utah.
Mexican War Service Records, 1846-1848; United States National Archives. Available from the LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, microfilm numbers 471,465, 471,517, and 471,518. Elijah Elmer, SGT, 226. 17:08, 16 December 2017 (EST)
[Mormon Battalion Lists] 1927, compiled under the direction of Senator Reed Smoot from War Department files, Adjutant General's Office, March 1927. The original copies are on file with the LDS Church Historical Department. Elijah Elmer, 2SGT. 17:08, 16 December 2017 (EST)
Tyler, Daniel. A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War. Glorieta, New Mexico. The Rio Grande Press, Inc. 1881. Elijah Elmer, 2SGT, page 179. Died in Panguitch, Utah. 17:08, 16 December 2017 (EST)
Ancestry.com. Members of the Mormon Battalion [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. 17:10, 16 December 2017 (EST)
Ancestry.com. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. 17:10, 16 December 2017 (EST)
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