Elijah Cattell (1751 – )

"William Cattell, it is generally thought, came from
Shrewsbury, East Jersey, and settled at Salem about 
the year 1747.  His occupation was that of a merchant.
He and his wife had two children, as recorded in the 
month meeting books of Salem. Elijah, the son of William 
and Ann Cattell, was born 27th of 7th month 1751.  Mary 
Cattell, daughter of the same parents, was born 24th of 
9th month 1757.  Elijah, it appears, was a clerk for his 
father until the latter's death; their place of business
was at the corner of Market and Broadway street.  After
the death of Elijah's father (William Cattell), Elijah 
Cattell and William Parrott entered into partnership. 
During the war of the American Revolution, Elijah left 
the Society of Friends, of which he was born a member, 
and took an active part against the mother country; he
was considered as ardent a patriot as there was in the 
town of Salem. He married Hannah Ware, she being a 
descendant of one of the oldest families of the Colony.  
There were four children- Ann, Margaret, Thomas W., 
and Maria Cattell." 

N.J., by Thomas Shourds; pub. by George F. Nixon, 1876
On a USGenWeb/NJGenWeb Web site
TRANSCRIBED BY JANICE BROWN, County Coordinator in 2007

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