Elbridge Thomas Gerry

17 Jul 1744 - 23 Nov 1814

Elbridge Thomas Gerry (1744-1814) was born 17 Jul. 1744 in Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. He was the son of Thomas Gerry and Elizabeth Greenleaf. He married Ann Thompson on 12 Feb. 1786 in New York City, New York Co., New York. He died 23 Nov. 1814 in Washington D.C.. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.

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