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Boardman, Elijah, 1760-1823



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.

Charlotte Goldthwaite, Boardman Genealogy (Hartford, 1895), p. 332-333.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Blotter, unnumbered, 1796-05-18 - 1796-08-15

Item 2

 Item — Four-flap enclosure 13: Series Series 1
Identifier: Item 2
Scope and Contents This volume begins New Milford 31 August 1795. As in earlier accounts, Boardman lists African American customers by noting their first name followed by "Negro." "Frank Negro" makes a purchase, and "Jethro Negro" makes purchases and is given credits for work. There is also a notation of flour sent in Boardman's wagon to New Haven by "Sam Negro" in July of 1796. This volume includes a woman, "Beth Negro," who is given a credit for the washing.Artist Ralph Earl is listed several...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1796-05-18 - 1796-08-15

Elijah Boardman Papers


Identifier: 2012-07-0

The Elijah Boardman Papers (2012-07-0) consist of an initial donation of 97 volumes; (2012-14-0) Day Book No. 26; and (2013-126-0) 22 additional bound volumes and three record storage cartons of Boardman, Schroeder, and Wright family papers including bills and receipts in wrappers and family correspondence.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1782-1944; Other: Date acquired: 12/03/2012; 10/16/2013; 05/06/2015

Boardman Family Papers


 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2015-21-0

Boardman & Seymour records


Identifier: 2009-75-0
Scope and Contents The Boardman & Seymour Records (2009-75-0) consist of correspondence, bills, legal documents, licenses to sell liquor, orders, receipts, statements of accounts and other business records. Daniel Boardman (1757-1833), New York City businessman and merchant, his brother Elijah Boardman (1760-1823), New Milford businessman and merchant, and Moses Seymour Jr. (1774-1826), Litchfield merchant and town official, maintained a partnership to operate a store in Litchfield in which they sold "a...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1794-1811; Other: Date acquired: 11/04/1989

Elijah Boardman Papers


 Digital Collection
Identifier: 2012-07-0
Dates: 1782 - 1944

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Unprocessed Material 1
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Business enterprises -- Connecticut -- Litchfield 1
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Correspondence 1
Financial records 1
Legal documents 1