Edward was a son of the first Elmer in The New World, third son, fourth child of of seven of Edward and Mary Elmer. He was born in Hartford in 1654. Not too much is known about Edward except that he married Rebecca Fitch and raised a family, six children in all. Later he married Hannah and had three more children. At 71 years of age, Edward's life came to an end.
Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. William Elmer and Robert Elmore match on 35 out of 37 markers 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 (this profile) represented by Esco Elmer and Samuel represented by Robert Elmore have shown that men related to Edward Elmer carry Y SNPs R-A2276, R-A2278, R-A2280, R-A2281 and R-A2283 as family level SNPs.
In Addition, Big Y and YSEQ SNP testing show that Y line descendants of Edward Elmer Jr (this profile) carry Y SNP A2284 as a family level SNP.
Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. (1995).
Original text: EDWARD, b. about 1654 (aged eleven on 5 May 1665 [WMJ 503]); m. (1) by 1686 probably Rebecca Fitch [TAG 68:98-100, 102]; m. (2) by 1696 Hannah _____ [TAG 68:99, 102].
Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.
page 3. Original text: EDWARD ELMER, b. -----, d. 1676 (see Note 1). Children--- John, b. 1646, m. Rosamund Genivere, d. Dec. 21, 1711; Samuel, b. 1649, d. April 1691; Edward, b. 1654, d. 1725; Joseph, b. 1656, d. 1657; Mary, b. 1658, m. J. Diggens, d. 1712; Elizabeth, b. 1659, m. Jos. Edwards, d. 1673; Sarah, b. 1664, m. Thomas Long.
Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
Ancestry.com, Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.
Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File contains more than 880,000 linked family records, with lineages from throughout the world, including colonial America, the British Isles, Switzerland, and Germany.
Source Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600sCurrent [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.
Ancestry.com, U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2012. Original data: Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Edward by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: