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Elijah Elmer (abt. 1804 - 1892)

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Elijah Elmer
Born about in New York, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married before in New York, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Elba, Lapeer, Michigan, USAmap
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Categories: Descendant of Edward Elmer of Hartford, CT.


Contents

Biography

When Elijah Elmer was born about November 1804, in Herkimer County, New York, his father, Reuben, was 24 and his mother, Polly, was 20. He married Polly Greene about 1825, in New York, New York. They had eight children in 19 years. He died on February 19, 1892, in Elba, Michigan, having lived a long life of 87 years.

Name

Elijah Elmer [1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Birth

about November 1804 in New York [3][4][5][6][7]

Marriage

Before 1826 Elijah married Polly Greene [3][4][5]

Children

Elijah and Polly had children:
  1. Unknown Son Elmer 1826–____ [1][2]
  2. Unknown Son Elmer 1828–1838 [1]
  3. Isaac H. Elmer 1831–1881
  4. Rosina Elmer 1833–____
  5. Harriet M.Elmer 1835–1887 [3][5]
  6. Alonzo Elmer 1837–1905 [3][4]
  7. Parthenia "Thene" Elmer 1842–1881 [3][4][5]
  8. Emery Elmer 1845–____ [3][4]

Residence

1820 Plainfield, Otsego, New York, USA [8]
1830 Annsville, Oneida, New York, USA [1]
1831 Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA
Where Isaac was born according to his daughter Lydia's birth record Margaret Simons 00:58, 1 January 2016 (EST)
1840 Ontario, Wayne, New York, USA [2]
1850 Ontario, Wayne, New York, USA [3]
1858 Ontario, Wayne, New York, USA
Liz Albright, Ontario Town Historian, found Elijah Elmer's farm on a 1858 Gillette Wall Map of Wayne County. Margaret Simons 00:58, 1 January 2016 (EST)
1860 Ontario, Wayne, New York, USA [4]
1867 Ontario, Wayne, New York, USA
Liz Albright, Ontario Town Historian, found Elijah Elmer in the 1867-68 Directory as a farmer with 10 acres she found the farm on a 1858 Gillette Wall Map of Wayne County. Margaret Simons 00:58, 1 January 2016 (EST)
1870 Elba, Lapeer, Michigan, USA [5]
His son Isaac is on line10 of the same page. Is this him?? So he moved to Michigan later this summer? note nearby is a John Greene--a relation of Polly? Margaret Simons 00:58, 1 January 2016 (EST)
1880 Elba, Lapeer, Michigan, USA [6]
1884 Elba, Lapeer, Michigan, USA [7]

Death

19 February 1892 in Elba, Lapeer, Michigan, USA.
NOTE: Death not in the Lapeer County Death Records. Records of Burial, The Second Sexton's Book for Greenwood/Green Corners Cem (B.A. Ivory, Lapeer, MI 1991): Feb 19, 1892, Elijah Elmer, age: 87 yrs, 4 months; Lot: 247, Bk 1; male; old age and La grippe; Elba. Margaret Simons 00:58, 1 January 2016 (EST)

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Elmer-2 created through the import of Peg Simons Ancestors 31Dec2012_2012-12-31.ged on Dec 31, 2012 by Margaret Simons. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Margaret and others.
  • 1820 United States Federal Census 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Plainfield, Otsego, New York; Page: 177; NARA Roll: M33_74; Image: 188.
    • Named individual: Reuben Elmer
    • Home in 1820: Plainfield, Otsego, New York
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2; Nehemiah Lewis Elmer, Henry T. Elmer
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 3; Elijah Elmer, Reuben Elmer, Jr., Truman Elmer
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1; Reuben Elmer
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1; Eliza Elmer
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1; Unknown Elmer
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1; Polly Elmore
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 4
Free White Persons - Under 16: 6
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 9
  • This census is accurate except for the addition of family members where they were assumed.
  • 1830 United States Federal Census 1830; Census Place: Annsville, Oneida, New York; Series: M19; Roll: 99; Page: 341; Family History Library Film: 0017159.
    • Household Members: Home in 1830: Annsville, Oneida, New York.
Home in 1830: Annsville, Oneida, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2 ???*#1 & ???*#2
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Elijah Elmore
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Polly Elmer
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4
  • This census is accurate except for the addition of family members where they were assumed. ???*#2 must have died prior to the 1840 census.
  • 1840 United States Federal Census Year: 1840; Census Place: Ontario, Wayne, New York; Roll: 350; Page: 198; Image: 403; Family History Library Film: 0017210.
    • Household Members: Home in 1840: Ontario, Wayne, New York, USA.
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 Alonzo Elmer
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 Isaac H. Elmer
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 ???*#1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 Elijah Elmore
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2 Harriett M Elmer, Rosina Elmer
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 Polly Elmer
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7
  • This census is accurate except for the addition of family members where they were assumed.
  • 1850 United States Federal Census Year: 1850; Census Place: Ontario, Wayne, New York; Roll: M432_612; Page: 121A; Image: 246.
    • Household Members: Home in 1850: Ontario, Wayne, New York, USA. Family Number: 279.
Abijah Elmer; Age, 45; Birth Year, abt 1805; Birthplace, Massachusetts; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Male; Occupation, Farmer.
Polly Elmer; Age, 45; Birth Year, abt 1805; Birthplace, Massachusetts; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Female.
Harriett M Elmer; Age, 15; Birth Year, abt 1835; Birthplace, New York; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Female; Attended School, Yes.
Alonzo Elmer; Age, 13; Birth Year, abt 1837; Birthplace, New York; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Male; Attended School, Yes.
Perthina Elmer; Age, 9; Birth Year, abt 1841; Birthplace, New York; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Female; Attended School, Yes.
Emery Elmer; Age, 5; Birth Year, abt 1845; Birthplace, New York; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Male.
  • 1860 United States Federal Census Year: 1860; Census Place: Ontario, Wayne, New York; Roll: M653_876; Page: 615; Image: 616; Family History Library Film: 803876.
    • Household Members: Home in 1860: Ontario, Wayne, New York. Family Number: 206.
Elijah Elmer; Age, 54; Birth Year, abt 1806; Birthplace, New York; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Male; Occupation, Farmer.
Polly Elmer; Age, 53; Birth Year, abt 1807; Birthplace, Massachusetts; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Female.
Alonzo Elmer; Age, 24; Birth Year, abt 1836; Birthplace, New York; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Male; Occupation, Farm Labor.
Parthenia Elmer; Age, 18; Birth Year, abt 1842; Birthplace, New York; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Female; Occupation, Domestic.
Emery Elmer; Age, 15; Birth Year, abt 1845; Birthplace, New York; Race, Not Stated; Gender, Male; Attended School, Yes.
  • 1870 United States Federal Census Year: 1870; Census Place: Elba, Lapeer, Michigan; Roll: M593_684; Page: 120B; Image: 245; Family History Library Film: 552183.
    • Household Members: Home in 1870: Elba, Lapeer, Michigan. Family Number: 139.
Elijah Elmer; Age, 65; Birth Year, abt 1805; Birthplace, New York; Race, White; Gender, Male; Occupation, Day Laborer.
Polly Elmer; Age, 63; Birth Year, abt 1807; Birthplace, Massachusetts; Race, White; Gender, Female; Occupation, Keeping House.
Harriet Smith; Age, 35; Birth Year, abt 1835; Birthplace, New York; Race, White; Gender, Female; Occupation, Keeping House.
Parthenia Elmer; Age, 28; Birth Year, abt 1842; Birthplace, New York; Race, White; Gender, Female; Occupation, Keeping House.
Anna E Smith; Age, 14; Birth Year, abt 1856; Birthplace, New York; Race, White; Gender, Female; Occupation, At Home.
  • 1880 United States Federal Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Elba, Lapeer, Michigan; Roll: 589; Family History Film: 1254589; Page: 217C; Enumeration District: 166; Image: 0441.
    • Household Members: Home in 1880: Elba, Lapeer, Michigan. Family Number: 169.
Elijah Elmer; Age, 75; Birth Year, abt 1805; Birthplace, New York; Race, White; Gender, Male; Relation to Head of House, Self; Marital Status, Married; Father's Birthplace, New York; Mother's Birthplace, New York; Occupation, Retired Farmer.
Polly Elmer; Age, 74; Birth Year, abt 1806; Birthplace, Massachusetts; Race, White; Gender, Female; Relation to Head of House, Wife; Marital Status, Married; Father's Birthplace, Massachusetts; Mother's Birthplace, Massachusetts; Occupation, Keeping House.
Harriett Smith; Age, 43; Birth Year, abt 1837; Birthplace, New York; Race, White; Gender, Female; Relation to Head of House, Daughter; Marital Status, Widowed; Father's Birthplace, New York; Mother's Birthplace, Massachusetts; Occupation, At Home.
Parthena Elmer; Age, 38; Birth Year, abt 1842; Birthplace, New York; Race, White; Gender, Female; Relation to Head of House, Daughter; Marital Status, Single; Father's Birthplace, New York; Mother's Birthplace, Massachusetts; Occupation, At Home.
  • 1884 Michigan State Census; Year: 1884; Census Place: Elba, Lapeer, Michigan; Library of Michigan, Lansing, microfilm, call # F572.L3 L32 1884 page 18.
    • Household Members: Home in 1884: Elba, Lapeer, Michigan.
Elijah Elmer; Age, 79; Birth Year, abt 1805; Race, White; Gender, Male; Designation of Heads of Family, Husband; Marital Status, Married; Birthplace, New York; Father's Birthplace, New York; Mother's Birthplace, New York; Occupation, Farmer; Time of Residence in this state, 14 years.
Polly Elmer; Age, 78; Birth Year, abt 1806; Race, White; Gender, Female; Designation of Heads of Family, Wife; Marital Status, Married; Birthplace, Massachusetts; Father's Birthplace, Massachusetts; Mother's Birthplace, Massachusetts; Occupation, Housewife; Time of Residence in this state, 14 years.

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1830 Census
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1840 Census
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 1850 Census
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 1860 Census
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 1870 Census
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 1880 Census
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 MI State 1884 Census
  8. 1820 Census


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On 20 Feb 2016 at 15:55 GMT Robert Elmore wrote:

Who were his parents? is Albert Elmore who died in Michigan about 1880 a brother? Is there a will or probate for his possible parents? Margaret Simons 00:58, 1 January 2016 (EST)

Comment moved from the biography to the comment section.

On 20 Feb 2016 at 07:38 GMT Robert Elmore wrote:

There are two unknown sons whose names had not been recorded. One died early, presumably, and the other is without proof.



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