Elven died in 1772. His will provided L. 300 to wife Euphemia, and orders that eldest son Thomas be learned to Read, to Write, and to Cypher, and be put to a trade when 14. Mentions youngest son Elven, nephews Elven and John, the sons of his brother John.
↑ Bolton, Robert, History of the County of Westchester, from its First Settlement to the Present Time (New York, 1848, Alexander S. Gould), Vol. II, p. 524
↑ The spelling of his first name varies, but he signed his will Elven and names his son that way. His marriage license spells it differently, Elvin, but that record also misspells his wife's first name and her last name. Bolton's 1848 history spells it Elvin, and Davis's 1988 Westchester Patriarchs, p. 129 spells it Elvan. I will stick with the spelling in his will.
↑William S. Pelletreau, Early Wills of Westchester County, New York from 1664 to 1784: a careful abstract of all almost 800 wills recorded by the Surrogate Office (New York: Francis P. Harper, 1898), page 248.
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