When Ebenezer Elmer was born on August 23, 1752, in Cedarville, New Jersey, his father, Daniel, was 37 and his mother, Abigail, was 36. He had one son with Hannah Seeley on February 3, 1793. Died in Bridgeton, N.J., on October 18, 1843; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery.
ELMER, Ebenezer (brother of Jonathan Elmer and father of Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N.J., August 23, 1752; pursued an academic course; studied medicine and practiced in Cedarville; served in the Revolutionary Army as ensign, lieutenant, surgeon’s mate, and regimental surgeon; practiced medicine in Bridgeton, N.J., 1783-1789; member of the State general assembly 1789-1795, serving as speaker in 1791 and 1795; elected as a Republican to the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1807); was not a candidate for renomination in 1806; member of the State council in 1807, and was chosen vice president of that body; collector of customs of Bridgeton from 1808 until 1817, when he resigned; reappointed in 1822 and served until 1832, when he again resigned; served in the War of 1812; adjutant general of the New Jersey Militia and brigadier general of the Cumberland brigade; vice president of Burlington College 1808-1817 and 1822-1832; retired from public life; died in Bridgeton, N.J., on October 18, 1843; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery. 
Preceded by James H. Imlay
Ebenezer Elmer US House of Representatives From New Jersey's At-Large Congressional District
The papers of Ebenezer Elmer contain journals (1776-1779) record military orders, medical accounts, some speeches, and personal observations about military conflicts and activities, including: the Battles of Saratoga and Fort Ticonderoga; an expedition to Canada (1776); Colonel Elias Dayton’s Battalion (1776); and Major General John Sullivan’s expedition (1779). 
He served in the War of 1812, as adjutant general of the New Jersey Militia and brigadier general of the Cumberland brigade. 
Ebenezer Elmer served for New Jersey in the War of 1812 Service started: Unit(s): Service ended:
1840 Deerfield, Cumberland, New Jersey, USA 
Original member of The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey. 
Established just one month after the founding of The Society of the Cincinnati, the New Jersey Society was the third of the constituent societies formed and the first to be organized away from the main army cantonment in New York. On June 11, 1783, Brig. Gen. Elias Dayton called a meeting of the officers of the New Jersey Line at Elizabethtown, New Jersey, to consider the proposals of the Society's Institution. After some deliberation, they voted to become members and elected their state officers: General Dayton, president; Lt. Col. Jonathan Forman, vice president; Rev. Andrew Hunter, secretary; Maj. Richard Cox, treasurer; and Dr. Ebenezer Elmer, assistant treasurer.
New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720–1971. Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
Name, Ebenezer Elmer; Death Date, 18 Oct 1843; Gender, Male; FHL Film Number, 542516.
Name, Ebenezer Elmer; Birth Date, 23 Aug 1752; Birth Place, Cedarville, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA; Death Date, 18 Oct 1843; Death Place, Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA; Cemetery, Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery; Burial or Cremation Place, Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA; Has Bio?, Y; Spouse, Hannah Elmer.
New York, Death Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1890 (Barber Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Barber, Gertrude A., comp. Deaths taken from the "Brooklyn Eagle." Volumes 1-27. n.p.: n.p., 1963-66. Barber, Gertrude A., comp. Deaths taken from the New York Evening Post. Volumes 1-54. n.p.: n.p., 1933-47.
Wednesday, Oct 25, 1843: Oct 18, General Ebenezer Elmer, aged 91 years. Presidence of N.J. Cincinnati Society; last surving surviving officer of the N J Line of the Rev. Army.
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