Joel Elmer, b. 8-11-1761 Sharon, Litchfield, CT, d. 8-13-1844, Hume, NY. Son of Daniel Elmer(Johnathan, Samuel, Edward)and Ruth Ford.
He was a Revolutionary War soldier and a pioneer of Hume, NY and settled near Flanigan Pond. Beers History of Allegany County, NY [p. 306] says that, "Prominent among the new comers in 1815 were Edward Doud, Charles Trall and Joel Elmer and their families. Mr. Elmer settled on lot number 14, about a mile southeast of the Tralls. He was a stone mason by trade and built the first cellar in the now thriving village of Brockport.He was assisted by his son Joel, who came to Hume with him at the age of twelve or fifteen.The latter remembered the city of Rochester when it was a mere hamlet."
The index of Revolutionary War Pension applications lists two pension applications for Joel Elmer/Elmore. One was for Joel Elmer for CT service with a wife named Zillah, file W24112. The other was for Joel Elmore for Connecticut service, file S30399.The 1790 census of New York also has a Joel Elmore as a head of household in Rochester, NY with one male, 2 boys under sixteen and 2 females.The 1800 census of New York has a Joel Elmore as a head of household in Otsego, NY. The published early land transactions of western New York state show the first land transaction of a Joel Elmer occurred on June 13, 1817.His wife Zillah Elmer was listed on the mortality schedules for Hume, NY for the year ending June, 1850.The sexton's book of Alger Cemetery, Hume lists Joel Elmor & wife buried there.
Residences listed in Joel's pension application: Sharon, CT till about 1784 Ulster Co., NY till about 1795 Delhi, Delaware Co., NY till about 1798 Hartwick, Otsego Co., NY till about 1804 Seneca, Ontario Co., NY till about 1815 Hume, NY after 18152