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Hezekiah Elmer (1686 - aft. 1754)

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Hezekiah Elmer
Born in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died after in Vernon, Windham, Republic of Vermontmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Nov 2014 | Last significant change: 3 Dec 2018
21:14: Eric McDaniel edited the Biography for Hezekiah Elmer (1686-aft.1754). [Thank Eric for this]
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Categories: Descendant of Edward Elmer of Hartford, CT.


HEZEKIAH ELMER “ELMORE” was born in June, 1686 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was the son of Edward Elmer and Rebecca Fitch. He moved north to Hampshire County, to Deerfield, Massachusetts and then to Northfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts by 1717 when he purchased land from Zachery Lawrence. He married Miriam Janes (~1707-9/19/1750), daughter of Benjamin Janes and Hannah Hinsdale, by 1721 in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Miriam’s parents survived the Pascomac massacre in 1704, however her older siblings were killed, including her namesake older sister Miriam that was born in 1700. Hezekiah and Miriam had 9 children: Miriam; Hezekiah; Jacob (died in infancy); Jacob; Daniel; Samuel (1732-1818); Gad; Thankful; and Deliverance. He eventually owned both land in Northfield but also an island on the Connecticut River, now called Elmore’s Island. During Drummer’s War (also known as Father Rale’s War) he served in Capt. Kellogg’s Company from 1723 to 1724. In 1743 Deacon Ebenezer Alexander had the town build a fort, which work records note Hezekiah worked 2 and a half days on the project and was paid 1 pound for his labor. During King George’s War he served under Capt. Josiah Willard’s Company in 1747, and was stationed at Upper Ashuelot (present day New Hampshire). He later continued to serve under Capt. Willard from February to October, 1748, where he was noted to be stationed at Ft. Dummer and again in Ashuelot. After more indian harassment happened in 1750 the frontier counties raised a militia in Northfield, which Hezekiah participated in from July to October. Northfield records noted he was a good farmer and was highly regarded for his ability to reap hay. He was also recorded as the keeper of the sheep for Northfield, and he was paid 6 pounds every month for his duties. Miriam died on 9/19/1750 in Northfield, Massachusetts. During the fourth division of land in 1751 he received 20 acres of land. Hezekiah’s date of death is unknown, but he was last noted to be alive in 1754.


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

This individual has not been DNA tested, but, is in a line between two tested individuals with a genetic distance of zero. Therefore we are marking this individual as "Confirmed with DNA."


  • Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. Mike Thompson and Esco Elmer match on 36 out of 37 markers (see FTDNA kit numbers B2769 and 369990) thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA Hezekiah Elmer.

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On 19 Dec 2016 at 03:48 GMT Stephen Elmer wrote:

Elmer-1838 and Elmer-415 are not ready to be merged because: I am talking with these members and connected on other sites and groups.

On 19 Dec 2016 at 03:08 GMT Peter Roberts wrote:

Elmer-1838 and Elmer-415 appear to represent the same person because: Same: parents, name, birth year, wife, death year. Thank you and sincerely,

Hezekiah is 26 degrees from Rosa Parks, 21 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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