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Elias Dayton
Birth: May 1, 1737
Death: Oct. 22, 1807

Revolutionary War Continental Army Brigadier General. Born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, he was a Captain in the militia at the start of the Revolutionary War. Elected Colonel, he led a New Jersey regiment which was sent to support an invasion of Canada. Diverted to Mohawk Valley New York, Colonel Dayton was put in charge of constructing fortifications to protect the colonists from Loyalist and Indian insurrections. In 1783, he was promoted Brigadier General in the Continental Army and also served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. After the war he became the Mayor of Elizabethtown, New Jersey and was president of the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati until his death at age 70. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Churchyard
Elizabeth
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Sect. D, Row FV Grave 1610
 
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Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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