Gen. Elihu MARVIN

Male 1719 - 1803  (83 years)


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  • Name Elihu MARVIN  [1
    • "Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin": he resided in Oxford village, in the township of Cornwall, Orange Co., where he was fence viewer and one of the overseers of the poor in 1765; he signed the "Association Pledge" there, dated 29 April 1775, opposing arbitrary acts of Great Britain. In 1775, he was chairman of the Committee of Safety and Observation of Cornwall; in 1777, one of the "Committee men" under whose charge town meetings were held; in 1778, Judge of the Orange county Court of Common Pleas; in 1779, one of the Commissioners who tried and convicted the notorious Claudious B. Smith and others, who had robbed and murdered patriots in Orange Co. He was active in the Revolution, serving as lieut.-colonel of Col. Jesse Woodhull's reg't from Orange co. (commissioned 21 Feb., 1778) and in other capacities. When the people of New York were called on in May, 1780, to loan money to the State, to aid in putting the army in proper condition to co-operate with the French, who were then about to arrive, Elihu and his son Elihu Jr., were among the subscribers. 1 July 1780, he was one of the Orange Co. committee appointed by the Legislature to collect clothing for the troops. He was also one of the Commissioners of Sequestration, to sell the property of "disaffected person" in Orange Co.

      25 Dec., 1793, Elihu and John Marvin (perhaps sons of Gen. Elihu), both of Oxford, in the "town of New Cornwall, for the advantage and accommodation of the inhabitants of the people of Oxford, and for the purpose of building a school-house" thereon, deed to the free-holders a piece of land. An obituary published soon after his decease said, that "few have been ore useful to society than he....He served as judge of the court, was a colonel and general in the militia, and deacon in the church. His funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Crane from Job xix:25". His tombstone bears the following lines:

      "Once I was young and well my health was found
      But now my limbs lie mouldering under ground.
      Be wife prepare for death and follow me.
      My bleft Redeemer lives and with his watchfull eyes
      Takes conflant care of all my duft, till he shall bid it rife:
      As I am now you likely foon will be [1]
    Title Gen. 
    Born 10 Oct 1719  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Aug 1803  Blooming Grove, Orange Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I70354  Main Tree
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2012 

    Father John MARVIN,   b. 02 Sep 1678, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1774, Sharon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Mary BEERS,   b. Abt 1685, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1720, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1704  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Family ID F22680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail YELVERTON,   b. 1723, Goshen, Orange Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1803  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1744  [4
    Children 
    +1. Seth MARVIN,   b. 15 Feb 1745/46, Oxford, Orange Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1815  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F28454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5154] "Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin" of Hartford, CT., 1638 and 1635; Sons of Edward Marvin, of Great Bentley, England, George Franklin Marvin of New York, and William T.R. Marvin of Boston, (T.R. Marvin & Sons, Publishers - 1904).

    2. [S03421] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Norwalk and Norwich.

    3. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    4. [S5153] "Our County and Its People - A History of the Valley and County of Chemung", Ausburn Towner, (Syracuse, NY - D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1892).