Elisha De Wolf

16 February 1748–7 March 1838 (Age 90)
Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha De Wolf was born on 16 February 1748, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Simeon De Wolf, was 30 and his mother, Lucy Calkins, was 24. He married Lydia More in 1767, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 7 March 1838, in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Savage Farm Cemetery, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Elisha De Wolf
Lydia More
Marriage: 1767
Esther De Wolf
Capt. John DeWolf
Elisha De Wolf
Lucy DeWolf
Dr Simon DeWolf
Abel DeWolf
Polly DeWolf
Daniel DeWolf
Joel DeWolf
Martin DeWolf
Martha DeWolf

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Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (6)


Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 28

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 52

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Indian: variant of Dey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elisha Dewolf in entry for John Dewolf, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Elisha Dewolf, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elisha Dewolf in entry for John Dewolf, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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