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James Eldredge
James Eldredge
American, 1745 - 1811
Biography: James Eldredge was born in 1745 in Stonington, Connecticut, the second son of Captain Charles Eldredge and Mary Starr Eldredge. On the first call for troops in 1775, James Eldredge volunteered and was commissioned a first lieutenant of the Third Connecticut Company, on 1 May 1775; he was promoted to captain on 1 July 1775. Eldredge was discharged on 10 December 1775, bur reenlisted in 1776, in the Tenth Continental Regiment under Colonel Parsons. James Eldredge became a merchant and married Lucy Gallup on 28 March 1765. The Eldredges probably moved to Brooklyn, Connecticut, about 1784, according to the Eldredge children’s baptismal records. He had several children, including Eunice McClellan, Giles, and Charles Eldredge of East Greenwich, Connecticut. He may have married second, Chloe. James Eldredge died 28 March 1811 in Brooklyn, Connecticut.