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Elkanah Jones 1761-1849

This biography is taken from Biographical History of Northeastern Ohio, Embracing the counties of Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake; Lewis Publishing Company, 1893.

Transcribed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Elkanah Jones was born in Hebron, Conn. Apr. 28, 1761.

He enlisted in the War of the Revolution in the fall of 1776, for three months, under Capt. Elijah Wright, and Col. Roger Enos.

In July and August of 1777 he was with Capt. John Skinner, and Col. Robert Lattimore. Again, in 1779, he was with Lieut. Noah Day for two months.

Enlisted again in May 1781, for six months, with Lieut. Josiah Burnham, Col. Wm. Ledyard's regiment, all service from Connecticut.

After the war he lived successively at Hebron, Conn., Newbury, N.Y., Middleford, Mass., Hamilton and Norwich, N.J., and later in Painesville, Ohio, where he died in 1849. He never married, and spent his last years with the family of Jonathan Goldsmith. He received a pension from the government and lies in the cemetery west of Painesville known as the Blish or Nye Cemetery.

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