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Theophilus Elmer (1729 - 1783)

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Theophilus Elmer
Born in Cedarville, Cumberland, New Jersey Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married in Fairton, Fairfield, Cumberland, NJmap
Husband of — married in Cumberland, Cumberland, New Jerseymap
Husband of — married in Cumberland County, New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fairfield, Cumberland, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jan 2015
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When Theophilus Elmer was born in 1729 in Cedarville, New Jersey, his father, Daniel, was 40 and his mother, Margaret, was 36. He married his first wife on September 3, 1765, in Cumberland, New Jersey. On September 3, 1765, he married his second wife in Cumberland, New Jersey. He died on August 1, 1783, at the age of 54.


Theophilus Elmer [1][2][3][4][5][6]


1729 Cedarville, Cumberland, New Jersey Colony [7]


  1. Theodosia Sayre
  2. 3 September 1765 Theophilus married Abigail Lorance Lawrence
  3. Hannah Merseilles, according to LQC Elmer, Gen of Elmer More Fam, p. 22-23


1758 Cumberland, New Jersey Colony [9]
1765 Cumberland, New Jersey Colony [10]
1773 Fairfield, Cumberland, New Jersey Colony [11]
1779 Fairfield, Cumberland, New Jersey Colony [12]
1781 Fairfield, Cumberland, New Jersey Colony [13]


1 August 1783, The Honorable Theophilus Elmer, Age: 52.


Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Fairton (Fairfield), Cumberland, New Jersey Colony -- note variant spellings of town name [14]


  • Source: S476 Author: Title: Web: New Jersey, Find A Grave Index, 1664-2012 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012; Repository: #R1
  • Repository: R1 Name: Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S511 Author: Title: New Jersey, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890 Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S563 Author: Title: New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011; Repository: #R1


  1. Source: #S511
  2. Source: #S511
  3. Source: #S563 Object: @M12754@
  4. Source: #S476
  5. Source: #S511
  6. Source: #S511
  7. Source: #S476
  8. Source: #S563 Object: @M12754@
  9. Source: #S511
  10. Source: #S563 Object: @M12754@
  11. Source: #S511
  12. Source: #S511
  13. Source: #S511
  14. Source: #S476

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On 15 May 2016 at 16:09 GMT Robert Elmore wrote:

Elmer-467 and Elmer-729 appear to represent the same person because: Elmer-467 had been misspelled.

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