Ebenezer  Elmer

Ebenezer Elmer (1752 - 1843)

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Ebenezer Elmer
Born in Cedarville, Cumberland, New Jersey Colonymap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, USAmap
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Categories: Continental Army, American Revolution | NSSAR Patriot Ancestors | Battle of Ticonderoga | Battle of Saratoga | Society of the Cincinnati | US Representatives from New Jersey | Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bridgeton, New Jersey | Notables | New Jersey, War of 1812.

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Event years 1773-1789.
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Ebenezer Elmer is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-154330
Rank: Surgeon, Brigadier General


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Biography

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. [1][2]
Preceded by
James H. Imlay

Ebenezer Elmer
US House of Representatives
From New Jersey's At-Large Congressional District
Seal of of the US House of Representatives
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1807
Succeeded by
Thomas Newbold

Name

Ebenezer Elmer [1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Title

General [1][2][7]

Birth

23 August 1752 in Cedarville, Cumberland, New Jersey, USA [1][2][3][4][6]

Event

1806 Administrator of will of Eli Elmer 1756 - 1805 Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, USA

Military Service

He served in the Continental Army as ensign, lieutenant, surgeon’s mate, and regimental surgeon [1][2]
1777 Surgeon in the Continental Army [1][2]
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). [8]
He served in the War of 1812, as adjutant general of the New Jersey Militia and brigadier general of the Cumberland brigade. [2][7]
Ebenezer Elmer from New Jersey participated in the War of 1812.

Residence

1840 Deerfield, Cumberland, New Jersey, USA [1][3]

Fellowships

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Original member of The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey. [9]
Society of Cincinnati insignia

Death

18 October 1843 Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, USA [1][2][5][6][7]

Burial

Old Broad St Presbyterian Cemetery in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, USA [1][2][6]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Biographical Directory of the US Congress
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Wikipedia
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1840 Census
  4. 4.0 4.1 NJ Births & Christenings
  5. 5.0 5.1 NJ Deaths & Burials
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 US Finda A Grave
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Barber Collection
  8. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/guidedisplay.pl?index=E000154
  9. The Society of the Cincinnati
Household Members: Home in 1840: Deerfield, Cumberland, New Jersey, USA. Only name listed: Ebenezer Elmer; Birth Year, abt 1752; Age, 88; Military Service, Veteran.
  • New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1931. Index; FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
Name, Ebenezer Elmer; Gender, Male; Birth Date, 1752; FHL Film Number, 542516.
  • 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.
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
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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