Elkanah Dare

DARE, Elkanah Kelsay. b. Salem, Salem County, New Jersey, 15 January 1782; d. Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 26 August 1826.  Dare is best known for his contributions to John Wyeth*’s shape-note Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music*, Part Second. Dare married Mary Shallcross Phillips (1785-1841) in 1804.  A list of their ten children with dates and places of birth, along with other records, indicates that Dare had moved to Wilmington, Delaware before the end of 1809, and to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania before 1818.  (The list, taken from the Dare family Bible, appears in The Union, pp. 8-9.)  Dare’s birthplace in New Jersey and his grave in Pennsylvania are located...

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