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Samuel (Elmer) Elmore (1720 - 1805)

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Samuel Elmore formerly Elmer
Born in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Elmore, Lamoille, Vermont, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jan 2015
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This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


Name: Samuel /Elmer/ Jr.[2][3][4]


Date: 10 JUN 1720
Place: Connecticut, USA[5][6]


Date: 23 AUG 1805
Place: Elmore, Lamoille, Vermont, USA[7][8]


Title: Colonel


Burial: Lake Elmore Cemetery
Place: Lake Elmore, Lamoille, Vermont, USA[9]
Object: @M1841@

Military Service

Military Service:
Date: 1761
Place: Connecticut, USA[10]


Note: #N126


PHOTO @M1841@


Object: @M1841@


  1. Elmer-462 was created by Robert Elmore through the import of Elmore.ged on Jan 8, 2015. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
  2. Source: #S206 Page: Volume: 283; SAR Membership Number: 56471 Object: @M1086@
  3. Source: #S127
  4. Source: #S276
  5. Source: #S206 Page: Volume: 283; SAR Membership Number: 56471 Object: @M1086@
  6. Source: #S127
  7. Source: #S206 Page: Volume: 283; SAR Membership Number: 56471 Object: @M1086@
  8. Source: #S127
  9. Source: #S127
  10. Source: #S276
  • Source: S127 Author: Title: U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012; Repository: #R4
  • Repository: R4 Name: Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S206 Author: Title: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S276 Author: Guertin, Iris, Rose, comp Title: Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62 Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000; Repository: #R4


Note N126History of the Elmore Family with Biographical Notes, "...was a major in Hinman's regiment in 1775, and afterwards a Colonel in the New York line." "Samuel adopted the spelling Elmore, the name having been so spelled on his commission. In the old Connecticut records it is spelled Elmer, Elmar, Elmor, and Elmore; such variances in spelling nmes being then very common. In 1779 - 1781, he was a Representative from Sharon, Conn., in the General Assembly. About 1801, he removed from Sharon to Vermont, where the town of Elmore is named after him. His son John, who died at Canaan Corner,Conn., was a representative in the general assembly thirteen times between 1802 and 1815, and his son, John, Jr., was a representative from the same town in 1837. He died in 1856." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Elmore Historical Notes, by William Cronk Elmore Jonathan Elmore resided in Wilton, then a part of Norwalk, CT. His name first appears in the town records of lands in 1712. In 1716, he was rated an inhabitant, and drawn as a grand juror. He conveyed land to Edward Elmer (a brother) in 1735. In 1733, he was a deacon in the church. In a history of Sharon, CT, by Gen. Chas. F. Sedgwick, it is stated that Deacon JonathanElmer came to Sharon from Norwalk in 1746, and resided there until his death in 1758. Several of Jonathan's children accompanied him to Sharon. One of them, Samuel, became a Colonel in the Revolutionary army. Col. Samuel Elmer adopted the spelling Elmore for his name, it having been so spelled in his commission, and he was also told by some British officers that Elmore was the way it was spelled in England. He appears to have persuaded some of his brothers, nephews and nieces to adopt this spelling. About 1801, Samuel moved to Vermont, where the town of Elmore was named after him, and presumably the mountain and state park bearing the name Elmore that appear on a map of the state.

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