Capt. Elisha Wales

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Elisha Wales

Also Known As: "Captain"
Birthplace: Windham, Windham County, Connecticut Colony
Death: April 06, 1788 (60)
Union, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Arlington, Bennington, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ebenezer Wales and Ester Wales (Smith)
Husband of Mary Wales
Father of Captain Nathan Wales; Elisha Smith Wales; Hannah Wales; Lt. Ebenezer; Mary Keyes and 1 other
Brother of Nathaniel Wales, II; Ebenezer Wales, Jr.; Ann Wales; Solomon Wales; Elizabeth Ayer and 4 others
Half brother of Susannah Wales; Oliver Wales; Elijah Wales; Esther Bliss; Irene Sessions and 3 others

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About Capt. Elisha Wales

From the Abbe-Abbey Genealogy:

Married Mary Abbe in Windham, April 23, 1747.

Elisha Wales was born March 10, 1728, in Windham; died April 6, 1788 in Union, Conn. He was son of Ebenezer and Esther (Smith) Wales; accompanied his family to Union and remained there til about 1760 when he removed to Ashford.With other members of his family he was one of the patentees of the township of Norwich, Vermont, which was organized at Mansfield, Conn, Aug. 21, 1761, but it is doubtful if any of them became actual settlers.

There is a tradition that he served in the French and Indian War. In 1763, he was commissioned captain of the 12th Company, 5th Regiment, Connecticut Colonial forces. Dec. 14, 1769, he was appointed to correspond with other committses in the county and elsewhere to encourage and forward manufactures and the spirit of industry in this government, also to see that no goods were imported into Ashford. In 1776, he represented Ashford in the General Assembly of Connecticut.


  • 1. Ebenezer Wales (m. Anna Babcock 26 Dec. 1773 Ashford) 1st Regiment Connecticut Line, July 1775, promoted to Lt. in 1778 to close of war. Member of Connecticut Society of the Cincinnati.
  • 2. (94) Elisha Smith Wales (b. 1752, m. Mary Watkins)
  • 3. Nathan Wales (m.Sarah Keyes dau Ephraim Keyes of Ashford, Dec. 22, 1771) State Regiment, promoted to Capt. in 1780. After war, removed to Norwich NY.
  • 4. (95) Mary Wales (m. John Keyes)
  • 5. Hannah Wales (bap. 19 June 1760)
  • Residence: Connecticut
  • Residence: Windham, Connecticut, USA - Aug 30 1741
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Capt. Elisha Wales's Timeline

March 10, 1728
Windham, Windham County, Connecticut Colony
August 29, 1750
Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Union, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
April 18, 1758
Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
June 19, 1760
Ashford, Windham County, CT, United States
April 6, 1788
Age 60
Union, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
April 1788
Age 60
Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Arlington, Bennington, Vermont, United States