When Jonathan Elmer was born on July 15, 1750, in Florida, New York, his father, Jonathan, was 23 and his mother, Amy, was 26. He had four brothers and one sister. He died on March 29, 1784, at the age of 33.
‘’’Volume 1, page 230:’’’ 24. Rev. Jonathan (4) ELMER (Dea. Jonathan (3), Samuel (2), Edward (1) ). Born, 4 JUN 1727, in Norwalk, CT (#2).
He married Amy GALE, 30 OCT 1749, in Orange Co, NY (#36). Born 21 AUG 1723, in Goshen, NY (#36). Children:
i. Jonathan (5) ELMER. Born, 15 JUL 1750, in Florida, Orange Co, NY (#36).
ii. Philemon ELMER. Born, 13 SEP 1752, in Florida, Orange Co, NY (#36).
iii. John ELMER. Born, 29 SEP 1754, in Florida, Orange Co, NY (#36).
iv. Moses Gale ELMER. Born, 26 SEP 1757, in Florida, Orange Co, NY (#36). Died, 31 May 1835 (#36). Served in Rev. War. He married Chloe MEEKER, daughter of Mathias MEEKER, 2 DEC 1792, in Morristown, NJ (#36).
v. Sarah ELMER. Born, 11 AUG 1760, in New Providence, NJ (#36).
vi. Nathan ELMER. Born, 5 NOV 1763, in New Providence, NJ (#36). He married Salley CRANE, 4 NOV 1792.
6. Abigail, who was blind—she died at Basking Ridge in 1846, unmarried.
Benjamin Bedell, sold his farm in New Providence to Capt. Abner Stites, and bought another at Basking Ridge, but died 13th December, 1793, before removing there.
In the spring of 1794, the family removed to Basking Ridge. Timothy subsequently sold the farm, and removed to western Pennsylvania, and the widow and her daughter, Abigail, lived and died at Basking Ridge.
Nathan Bedell died 1st December, 1793.
Susannah Cochran died 7th October, 1822, aged 63 years.
Timothy's wife, Chloe, died 3d August, 1793, aged 22 years.
Page 40: SUSANNAH BEDELL, (4th child of Benjamin,) and Jonathan Elmer, had an only child:
1. Philemon Elmer, who married, 1. Nancy Potter, daughter of Isaac; 2. Catherine Jones. And by her 2d husband, (James Hedges,) had children:
2. Mary, who married Daniel Frost, of Green Village.
3. Sarah, married Thomas Kinnan, son of Thomas.
5. Margaret married John Sturges, of Green Village.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jonathan by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: