Elkanah Dare

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Life

Born: 15 January 1782, Salem, New Jersey

Died: 26 August 1826, Oxford, Pennsylvania

Biography Elkanah Kelsey Dare was born in Salem, New Jersey, the son of Benoni Dare (1749-1802) and Damaris Kelsey (1748-1788). He married Mary Phillips in 1804, and they had ten children. They moved to Wilmington, Delaware some time before 1809, and to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, before 1818. Dare joined the Pres­by­ter­i­an church in Green­wich, Cum­ber­land Coun­ty, New Jer­sey, at age 23. From 1817 to un­til his death, he pas­tor­ed at the Un­ion Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, near Oxford, Penn­syl­van­ia. He al­so served as Dean of Boys at Wilm­ing­ton Coll­ege, Del­a­ware. Dare died of swamp fever (malaria) in 1826, and is buried in the church yard of Union Presbyterian Church.

All of Elkanah Dare's eleven compositions appear in Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813.

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