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Gen John Archer Elmore
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1762
Prince Edward County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1834
Autauga County
Alabama, USA

John Archer Elmore was an American military officer and politician. Born in Virginia to a Quaker father, Elmore nonetheless joined the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Elmore was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia on 21 August 1762 to Archelaus Elmore and Susannah Morris. He joined the Continental Army while still a youth and served in the Virginia Line under Nathanel Greene. Elmore was with Green in his tour through the Carolinas, and was present at the Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.

After the war, he settled in Laurens District, South Carolin, where he was elected to the State Legislature. In 1819, he moved to Autauga, Alabama, where he was again elected as a State Legislator and served there until his death in 1834. Autauga was renamed Elmore County in his honor.

Elmore married Mary Ann Sarah Saxon on 1 March 1788 and they had five children. Elmore was later married to Mary Martin on 14 March 1805 with whom he had another 14 children.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Archelaus Elmore (1730 - 1765)
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Thomas Elmore (1791 - 1841)*
  Sophia Saxon Elmore Ross (1794 - 1852)*
  Franklin Harper Elmore (1799 - 1850)*
  Franklin Harper Elmore (1799 - 1850)*
  Susan Elizabeth Elmore Lewis (1805 - 1889)*
  John Archer Elmore (1808 - 1878)*
  Henry Marshall Elmore (1816 - 1879)*
  Rush Elmore (1819 - 1864)*
  Mary Martin Elmore Scott (1823 - 1916)*
  Albert Stanhope Elmore (1827 - 1909)*
  Ann Harriet Elmore Hearne (1829 - 1907)*
 
 Sibling:
  Nancy Ann Elmore Saxon (1756 - 1837)*
  John Archer Elmore (1762 - 1834)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Huntington Cemetery
Autauga County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: mulder
Record added: Feb 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17969022
Gen John Archer Elmore
Added by: Ronald Davis Bridges
 
 
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In memory of John Archer Elmore and in gratitude for his service in the Revolutionary War.
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