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In memory of Elias Chevalier, my Paternal 7th Great-Grandfather on the HOLLENBECK branch.


  • The Early History of Amenia, p. 110.
  • "Elias Shevalier, Immigrant to Connecticut" by Ed Harrison, New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol.165{2011}, pp. 173-182.
  • Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection), Pomfret Vital Records 1705-1850, pg. 196 of 245.
  • Van Alystyne, L., Burying Grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East New York: Being an Abstract of Inscriptions from Thirty Places of Burial in the Above Named Towns, Amenia, NY, USA: Walsh, Griffen and Hoysradt, 1903.


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Elias Chevalier

Immigrant Ancestor

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1712 Aug 24 (or earlier)

Saint Helier, Jersey


1735 May 1

Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut




1808 May 16

Amenia, Dutchess, New York

Old Amenia Burying Ground, Amenia, Dutchess, New York




Elias "Elie" Shevalier (or Chevalier), was a native of France. He was born on the island of Jersey in the English Channel, between France and England. He came to America as a teen after his parents died. He offered himself as an indentured servant to pay for his passage, working his way to freedom. He was noted for his quality apple cider, perhaps importing the seeds from Jersey, a place also known for its quality cider.


Elias was married three times. On May 1, 1735, he married Mary Cady Adams in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut. In 1771, he married Keziah Benson (or Keziah Maxim) in Sharon, Connecticut, and around 1791, he married to a woman named Abigail.


Elias Chevalier & were the parents of my ancestor,

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