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Boardman, Elijah (1760-1823) | Litchfield Historical Society

Name: Boardman, Elijah (1760-1823)


Historical Note: Elijah Boardman (1760-1823) of New Milford, born there, married Mary Anna Whiting in 1792 and they had six children. Boardman was educated in New Milford and served in the American Revolution. After training as a clerk in New Haven, he commenced business as a merchant in New Milford in 1781. In 1795, he became a member of the Connecticut Land Co., one of the purchasers of the Connecticut Western Reserve. He possessed a large amount of property, standing second on the tax list of New Milford at the time of his death. He became prominent in politics after 1800. He was repeatedly elected to the Connecticut General Assembly and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1821. He died in Ohio in 1823.
Sources: Charlotte Goldthwaite, Boardman Genealogy (Hartford, 1895), p. 332-333.





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