Elijah Boardman


Elijah Boardman Famous memorial

New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 18 Aug 1823 (aged 63)
Boardman, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Burial New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 7777890 View Source

US Senator. The son of a prosperous farmer, he served in both the Continental Army and the Connecticut Militia during the Revolutionary War, enlisting at age 16 in what would become 19th Continental Infantry regiment. He fought in the August 1776 Battle of Long Island, then was prostrated by sickness that facilitated a medical discharge with the rank of Sergeant. In 1777 he served again briefly in the Connecticut Militia, but saw no action. After the war he became a successful merchant and landowner, and served in the Connecticut State Legislature and Senate. He was elected as a Democratic Republican from Connecticut to the United States Senate, and served from 1821 until his death in office in 1823.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 19 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7777890
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Boardman (7 Mar 1760–18 Aug 1823), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7777890, citing Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .