John Archer Elmore
|Born||August 21, 1762|
Prince Edward County, Virginia
|Died||April 24, 1834|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Battles/wars||American Revolutionary War|
|Other work||South Carolina State Legislature|
Alabama State Legislature
John Archer Elmore (21 August 1762 - 24 April 1834) was an American military officer and politician. Born in Virginia to a Quaker father, Elmore nonetheless joined the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Elmore was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia on 21 August 1762 to Archelaus Elmore and Susannah Morris. He joined the Continental Army while still a youth and served in the Virginia Line under Nathanael Greene. Elmore was with Green in his tour through the Carolinas, and was present at the Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.
After the war, he settled in Laurens District, South Carolina, where he was elected to the State Legislature. In 1819, he moved to Autauga, Alabama, where he was again elected as a State Legislator and served there until his death in 1834. Part of Autauga County was renamed Elmore County in his honor.
His interment was is at his former home Huntingdon in Elmore County, Alabama
Children with Mary Ann Sarah Saxon
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