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Elkanah Jones Diaries

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Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: 2001-01-01

Biographical History

Elkanah Jones (1761-1849) was born in Hebron, Connecticut. A cabinet maker by trade, he served as a private during the American Revolution and kept detailed diaries of his experiences during the war and for many years afterwards. He never married, and lived his last years with his niece Abigail and her husband Jonathan Goldsmith in Painesville, Ohio.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Elkanah Jones Diaries consist of seven volumes covering the years 1789 to 1794.


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Subject Headings


Jones, Elkanah Diaries.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Elkanah Jones Diaries,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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