Person:Elijah Humphrey (4)

Major Elijah Humphrey
d.2 Jul 1785 West Indies
m. 18 Apr 1739
  1. Major Elijah Humphrey1746 - 1785
  2. General David Humphrey1752 - 1818
m. 22 Oct 1774
Facts and Events
Name[1] Major Elijah Humphrey
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 27 Apr 1746 Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Marriage 22 Oct 1774 Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesto Anna Mansfield
Death[1][2] 2 Jul 1785 West IndiesDied at sea.
Burial[1][2] Martinique
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 335. Major Elijah5 Humphreys, in Humphreys, Frederick; Otis M. (Otis Milton) Humphreys; and Gilbert Nash. The Humphreys Family in America. (New York, 1883, 1886)

    335. Major Elijah5 Humphreys, [147] (Rev. Daniel,4 Dea. John,3 Sergt. John,2 Michael,1) was born 27 Apr., 1746, Derby, Ct. … He served as a major in the Revolutionary war, in the course of which he had three horses shot under him; and was distinguished for his patriotism, and zeal in the cause of liberty. He was a member of the Order of the Cincinnati, and in his certificate of membership is styled 'Captain in the 6th Ct. Regiment.' At the conclusion of the war he resumed his former avocation, being captain and owner, in part, of a vessel engaged in the West India trade. He died of yellow fever. After his death his brother John, then town-clerk, made the following entry concerning him: 'He died July 2, 1785. on his way to the West Indies and was buried on the Isle of Martinico, in the 40th year of his age.'"

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Derby Vital Records [NEHGS], in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records
    57, 58.

    "Humphrey, … Daniel & w. Sarah had s. [______]. b/ Apr. 27, [____] [LR5:2]"
    "Humphrey, … Elijah, Maj., s. Rev. Daniel & Sarah, d. July 2, 1785, on his passage to the West Indies, bd. in the Island of Martineco, Æ 40 y. [TM1:207"

  3.   Maj Elijah Humphreys, in Find A Grave.

    This is a cenotaph.