52 years (? dates maybe wrong as these dates indicate 62 years)
Note: From a list provided August 11,1909 and August 1914 by J.W. Poucher, M.D.,Mrs Poucher, Miss Helen Van Kleeck, Miss M.O. Johnston and Miss Helen W. Reynolds.
Note: The following information was compiled by Sarah K Hermans, Regent, Chancellor Livingston, NSDAR, May 2015 and published in “44 Patriots of the American Revolution interred in the Rhinebeck Reformed Church Cemetery”. Provided by and used with permission of Sarah K Hermans -
GRAVESTONE LOCATION: Row 15 in the middle of the 2nd to last row, very faint, his full name is the first line.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE: PRIVATE: as “Elijah T. Abbett” in Col. Luddington’s Reg’t, Mead’s Co. [NYR p. 311], and written as “Elijah J. Aliet” Col. Ludenton’s Reg’t 7th Dutchess [NYRC+S VI p.150]
DAR ANCESTOR NUMBER: Not in DAR database
It is unclear how Elijah ended up with Rhinebeck as his resting place.
Elijah appears in the 1790 census of Frederickstown, NY (Kent, now Putnam County, NY) and his service is certainly indicative of his having resided there during the Revolution. He was probably born 1761 and died September 14th, 1814 in his 53rd year and may have been the son of James Abbott and Hannah. He married Thankful Carver (1759–1837) who was born in Bridgewater MA, daughter of Timothy Carver and Rebecca Washburn. Her family removed to Putnam County, which is probably where she met Elijah. Thankful is buried at the Chase Cemetery in Carmel, Putnam County, They had at least one child, Almira C. (1797–1874) who married Robert S. Curry. They are both buried in Mahopac.