Elias Dayton

Elias Dayton

Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 22 Oct 1807 (aged 70)
Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section D, Row FV, Grave 1610
Memorial ID 4824 · View Source
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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

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