Edward ELMER

Male Abt 1610 - 1676  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Edward ELMER 
    Born Abt 1610  of , , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration from England%2C United Kingdom 22 Jun 1632  of , London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Edward fled religious persecution in England in 1632. 
    Buried 1676  Ancient Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Jun 1676  Podunk, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4129  HOGAN, Laurel LaRue
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2017 

    Family Mary,   d. 9 Apr 1704, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1644  Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John ELMER,   b. Abt 1646, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1711, East Windsor, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +2. Samuel ELMER,   b. 21 Mar 1647, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1691, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Elizabeth ELMER,   b. 15 Jul 1648, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1673, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     4. Edward ELMER, III,   b. Abt 1654, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1725, South Windsor, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     5. Joseph ELMER,   b. 3 Jul 1656, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1657, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Mary ELMER,   b. 2 Sep 1658, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1712, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     7. Sarah ELMER,   b. Abt 1664, East Woodstock, Windham, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1741, East Windsor, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2017 20:43:00 
    Family ID F2274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • «u»«b»Life Sketch«/u»«/b»

      Edward was going to a church in Braintree, England where new thoughts were being preached. The leaders of the church in England were not happy with the new thoughts considering it heresy. This small group of Puritans, under the direction of Rev. Thomas Hooker, wanted to leave to a place of religious freedom.

      For a discussion of Edward's parents, go to: An Essay by the Elmer/Elmore Group

      In June, Edward boarded the ship Lyon for the New World and arrived in Boston, Massachusetts Colony in good health, September 16, 1632. He settled in Newtown, several miles away.

      The Rev. Hooker's group were not happy with their allotment in Newtown and so decided to move to the west. This was a difficult overland trek of about a hundred miles, driving cattle which would supply milk for their nourishment. and provide stock for the new town.

      The group ended up in present day Hartford. Edward continued to prosper in this area. About 1644, he married Mary _____ and they had children, seven to be exact.

      His life abruptly ended in June of 1676. He was across the Podunk River where he had property when he was attacked and murdered by Native Americans during King Philip's war (also known as Metacom's rebellion).

           ---  on FamilySearch  2 Dec 2017

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] FamilySearch Extraction Program, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 2 Dec 2017), entry for Edward Elmer, person ID L5R1-1QK. (Reliability: 3).