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An Historical Narrative of the 


who were among the founders 
of Trenton and BurHngton in 
the Province of West Jersey 


with the genealogy of the Ely 
descendants in America 

Compiled by the Late Reuben Pownall Ely, of Lambert- 
viLLE, New Jersey ; by Warren Smedley Ely 
OF Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and by Daniel 
Brittain Ely, of Montclair, New Jersey 

New York Chicago Toronto 

Fleming H. Revell Company 

London and Edinburgh 



Copyright, 1910, by 

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On an ancient tomb in an English Parish Church is an 
Epitaph to one John Ely, Gentleman, to the effect that in 
all his life he was ''no traytor to his tryst." In Mans- 
field, England, in 1693, in the age of great religious pre- 
judice, Elizabeth Heath, a member of the Society of 
Friends, from whose family the Elys' of New Jersey ap- 
pear to be descendants, founded and endowed twelve 
houses for the poor, "six for members of the Society of 
Friends and six for those of the Established Church." 

These two incidents, one exemplifying loyalty and the 
other charity and tolerance are the messages from by- 
gone days to the present and future generations of the 
family, to whom this volume is dedicated. 


The noted historian Thomas Carlyle wrote that "of 
all things which man can do or make here below, by far 
the most momentous, wonderful and worthy are the 
things we call books, ' ' and it may be added that not the 
least worthy of these results of man's labor are the rec- 
ords of Ancestry. 

To perpetuate the good deeds of those who have passed 
away; to know the parts they have taken in the Nation's 
history, the sacrifices they have made of life and treas- 
ure in the building of the State; such may be fruitful 
lessons to the new generations, inspiring them to greater 
and nobler effort for the good of the commonwealth and 
teaching them to realize, as those do who have studied 
genealogy, that few families are always great and nearly 
all families are sometimes great; thus increasing the 
spirit of forbearance and broadening and strengthening 
the ties of kinship that should exist between both families 
and nations. 

The late Eeuben Pownall Ely, of Lambertville, New 
Jersey, had during the latter part of his life devoted 
a great amount of labor to the work of compiling the 
genealogy of the descendants of Joshua Ely, one of the 
founders of Trenton, in the Province of West Jersey. 
At his death, in 1899, the manuscript was laid aside and 
carefully preserved by his daughters, with the hope that 
at some future date the results of their father's work 
might be transmitted to the many descendants. 

During a casual visit, in 1903, to that great repository 
of the World's knowledge, the Astor Library of New 
York, I noticed in a book of English pedigrees refer- 
ences to a family of Elys with the same christian names 
as are still common among the descendants of Joshua 
Ely of Trenton. 

This led to further search, and the interest in the work 
increased as each new fact was found which led to the 


connection between the American branch and the family 
in England. Little by little over a period of several 
years the leaves of an interesting history were woven 
together, including records of the Eevell and Stacye 
families, who were also among the founders of Trenton 
and closely related to the Elys. The plan was then 
formed for publishing this data in connection with that 
of the American family. The co-operation of Warren 
S. Ely, genealogist by profession and Librarian of the 
Bucks County Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and 
of Dr. Wm. S. Long, of Haddonfield, Xew Jersey, whose 
wife is a descendant of Mahlon and Eebecca (Ely) 
Stacye, was secured, and the collection of a fund for 
publication undertaken. 

The work was sub-divided; to Dr. Long was allotted 
the history of the descendants of Mahlon Stacye and Ee- 
becca (Ely) Stacye; to Mr. Warren Ely the completion 
to date and re-arrangement of Eeuben Pownall Ely's 
work on the American descendants of Joshua Ely; and 
to the writer, the compiling of the English records of 
the Elys, Eevells and Stacyes, and the collection of the 
funds for publication. 

After many vexatious delays, covering a period of 
four years, due principally to the fact that the work of 
compiling was in each instance accomplished only after 
the daily professional and business duties of the mem- 
bers of the committee were over, the manuscript assumed 
a tangible shape, but was found to be twice the ex- 
pected amount. It was then mutually agreed that Dr. 
Long's work should be omitted from the present book 
and published independently by him at a later date. 

"With considerable trepidation, the mass of data in this 
volume is submitted to the subscribers, who have waited 
so patiently for the delivery of the long-delayed work. 
There may be many errors. Much of the information 
was accumulated hurriedly and at different times and 
places, but at any rate, with all the difficulties with which 
we have been confronted, we cannot help a feeling of 
satisfaction in having at least delivered ''a book." 

The original plan to have this work edited and re- 
viewed by Mrs. Marietta Ely Gambrill had to be in part 
abandoned. Her eloquent biography of General Hugh 


Ely, her father, and that of her late husband, Captain 
Horace J. Gambrill, are good examples of what this work 
might have been under more favorable auspices. 

In concluding this introductory notice, the publication 
committee desire to extend their thanks to those who con- 
tributed to the special fund which enabled the committee 
to secure the report of the College of Arms upon the 
Elys of Mansfield in England. We also desire to ac- 
knowledge the courtesy of L. C. E. Xorris-Elye, Esq., of 
Utterby Manor, Lincolnshire, and of Gladwyn M. Eevell 
Turbutt of Ogston Hall, Derbyshire in making their kind 
replies to our many inquiries. Nor should this para- 
graph be closed without special mention of the late Eev- 
erend J. Evelyn Stacye of Yorkshire, the last of the Balli- 
field Hall family. 

It was through him that much of the Stacye data was 
secured, including the copies of letters sent by the West 
Jersey family in 1763 to their then cousins across the 
sea. I shall always cherish the cordial reception ac- 
corded me in 1903 on the occasion of my trip to England, 
by both Mr. Stacye, at that time Eector of Grenoside 
near Ballifield, and Mr. Norris-Elye at Utterby Manor. 
The Turbutts of Ogston Hall were in London at the time 
of my visit to that place but the American descendants 
have to thank Mr. Turbutt for the principal notes on the 
ancient Eevells which he sent by mail subsequent to my 

Daxiel Beittaix Ely. 

Montclair, Neiv Jersey, 1909. 


Preface 7 

Illustrations 17 

Authorities 19 

Introductory 21 

The Ely Family. 

Chapter I. Origin of the Name of Ely; legend of 

the New Jersey family 27-36 

Chapter II. Chronological Record from year 987 to 
present time; in Normandy, Yorkshire, Derby- 
shire and Lincolnshire. Sir Richard De Ely, 
Lord Treasurer for Richard the Lionhearted. 
"William Fitz Ely, sheriff of London. Nicholas 
De Ely, Lord Chancellor for King Henry III, 
Bishop of "Winchester and Worcester; bore arms 
of Elys and of family of De Gaunt, Earls of 
Lincoln; entertains the King and Queen at Win- 
chester; journeys to Paris to meet Edward I on 
his return from Holy Land. Philip De Ely, Lord 
Treasurer. Ralph De Ely, Baron of the Ex- 
chequer. William De Ely; took up the Cross in 
the last Crusade. Humphrey Ely, President of St. 
John's College, Oxford. Major John Eley of 
Derbyshire, Commandant of the Coromandel 

Coast for the East India Company 37-60 

Chapter III. The Elyes of Great Carlton and Ut- 
terby Manor, Lincolnshire; descendants of the 
Veseys of Brampton and the Revells of Ogston. 
A visit to Utterby in 1903. Elye arms in the 

Manor church at Utterby 61-69 

Chapter IV. The Elys of Mansfield, Nottmgham- 
shire, ancestors of the New Jersey family. Con- 
nected with the Revells and Stacyes. Held prop- 



erty "the heritage of Thomas and Elizabeth 
Vesey" 70-79 

The Revell Family. 

Chapter I. Origin of the Revells. Hugh De Revell, 
Grand Master of the Knight Hospitallers; of the 
Nobility of Dauphiny, France; witness to the 
Will of Edward I of England in the Holy Land. . 83-91 

Chapter II. The Revells of Ogston Hall, Derbyshire. 
Revell arms in the Templars Church in London. 
Trustees for Knight Templars in England. Hugh 
Revell of England a rebel against King John . . . 
John Revell involved in plot with the aged Count- 
ess of Northumberland to eifect the escape of 
Mary, Queen of Scots. Captain Edward ReveU 
captured by Cromwell's followers. John Revell 
godfather to Lucres, the sixteenth child of Sir 
"William Cavendish, whose wife was the famous 
*'Bess of Hardwicke," afterwards Countess of 
Shrewsbury. A visit to Ogston Hall and Revell 
Grange in 1903. The Revell Chart. Richard 
ReveU with Richard III at Bosworth, — "Loyal to 
the last" 92-108 

Chapter III. Thomas Revell, son of Edward of 
Chesterfield, removes to West Jersey in America. 
Becomes a member of Lord Cornbury's Council. 
His plantation known as "Boythorpe" adjoining 
the Ogston Plantation near Burlington. His 
brother-in-law Thomas Potts, stated in English 
records to be "living in Philadelphia in good 
quality" 109-119 

The Stacye Family. 

Chapter I. Origin of the Stacyes. Reported to 
have held Ballifield Estate in Yorkshire from the 
time of the Norman Conquest. Ancient inscrip- 
tion at Scarborough, Yorkshire. John Stacye^ 
Prebendary of Banbury, 1394, A branch of the 
family at Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire; another 
at Tenterden, Hampshire. Rev. John Stacye 


of Ballifield, Governor of Shrewsbury Hospital 
in 1600. His descendant Rev. John Stacye, Gov- 
ernor in 1868 123-126 

Chapter II. A visit to Ballifield in 1903. George 
Fox a frequent guest at Ballifield. Miscellaneous 
Notes. Copies of letters received in England 
from the West Jersey Colony in 1763 127-138 

The Settlement in America. 

Chapter I. Arrival in West Jersey in 1678. Mah- 
lon Stacye one of the proprietors of West Jersey 
before sailing for America ; called his place Balli- 
field after the old Estate in Yorkshire; copy of 
letter he wrote in 1680, in which he calls America 
"a brave Country." Arrival of Joshua Ely and 
family in 1683. Bought part of Stacye tract ; was 
Justice of the Peace for Burlington County. His 
Will; threatens to disinherit his son George; 
makes his "loving friend and cousin Thomas 
Revell" his executor; Thomas Biddle, Jr., one of 
the witnesses. Inventory of Estate included 
Silver Tankard and balance of time of indentured 
servant 141-152 

Chapter II. Descendants of Joshua Ely of Trenton. 
Second Generation. George Ely, Lieutenant of 
Militia and member of the First Council of Tren- 
ton. John Ely supposed to have been born at 
sea; on the first Grand Jury of Trenton. Hugh 
Ely buys 400 acres of land across the Delaware 
in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and removes 
there ; an elder of Buckingham Friends ' Meeting 153-162 

Chapter III. Third Generation. John Ely, an- 
cestor of the Monmouth County (New Jersey) 
family, acquires large tracts of land. Thomas 
Ely and family remove from Bucks County to 
Harford County, Maryland, members of Deer 
Creek Meeting of Friends ; ancestors of the Mary- 
land branch. Hugh Ely of Bucks County, Pa., 
marries Elizabeth Blackfan, third in descent from 


Sir William Crispin, a first cousin of "William 
Penn. Joshua Ely purchases 400 acres of land at 
Buckingham, Pennsylvania; a minister of Buck- 
ingham Friends' Meeting. Sarah Ely marries 
John Dagworthy, High Sheriff of Hunterdon 

County 163-173 

Chapter IV. Fourth Generation. George Ely; 
member of the Colonial Assembly of Pennsylva- 
nia which met at the State House, Philadelphia, 
1760. General John Dagworthy, at age of 26 
commanded one of Col. Peter Schuyler's com- 
panies of Jersey Blues in Canada Expedition; 
goes to England and receives Royal commission as 
Captain. Removes to Maryland; with General 
Braddock's Expedition; commands Fort Cum- 
berland; has dispute with Washington; letter of 
Washington to Gov. Dinwiddle. Dagworthy mar- 
ries sister of General Cadwallader; Maryland 
votes him 20,000 acres of land; Delaware erects 
monument to his memory at Dagsboro. Capt. 
Ely Dagworthy ; in the French and Indian War ; 
in 44th Regiment of His Majesty's forces; 
wounded at Ticonderoga, 1758. Went with 48th 
Regiment to West Indies, thence to England ; died 
in Trenton. His uniform owned by Mrs. Mayo, 
daughter of Thomas Mann Randolph, of Tucka- 
hoe Plantation, Virginia. His sister, Mary Dag- 
worthy, organized the Woman 's Auxiliary for Re- 
lief of Continental Troops in the Revolution. 
Abraham Hunt, Postmaster of Trenton. His con- 
nection with the Battle of Trenton and defeat of 
the Hessians. Colonel George Ely, of the New 
Jersey Militia in the Revolutionary War. Gov- 
ernor Nathaniel Mitchell of Delaware; an officer 
of the ''Flying Camp" under General Muhlen- 
burg in the Revolution; delegate to the Conti- 
nental Congress, 1786-88 ; original member of the 
Society of the Cincinnati 174-221 


Chapter V. Fifth Generation. John Cleve Green, 
a New York merchant; benefactor of Princeton 
University and of the Lawreneeville School. Hon. 
Henry Woodhull Green, Chief Justice and Chan- 
cellor of New Jersey ; a noted jurist. Col. Van Cleve 
Moore in "War of 1812, Hon. Ely Moore ; friend 
of President Andrew Jackson; member of Con- 
gress from New York, 1834 ; his memorable speech 
in New York City. Col. George B. Ely, tutored 
by Prof. Gerard with Bonaparte's children at 
Bordentown, N. J. ; studied law at Trenton under 
State Chancellor Green. Settled in "Wisconsin; 
an officer of the famous "Iron Brigade" of the 
Civil War. General Hugh Ely, of Maryland. 
Founded Elysville ; urged for candidacy for Gov- 
ernor in 1850. Member of Senate ; advocated for 
nomination to Vice-Presidency of the United 
States at the Pierce and King Convention. A 
leader of the movement to hold Maryland in the 
Union in 1861 222-289 

Chapter VI. Sixth Generation. Hon. Eussell C. 
Stewart. President-Judge of Northampton 
County Courts, Penna. Dr. Edward Ely, Consul 
to Bombay, India, Polk's Administration. Achsah 
Mount Ely of Vassar College. Daniel Jones Ely 
of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry, 1861. Eloquent trib- 
ute to his memory by a comrade. Seneca W. Ely. 
An active "Whig in Ohio Politics; led the candi- 
dacy of Genl. "Winfield Scott in convention which 
followed the death of President Zachary Taylor. 
Major-Genl. John Ely of Pennsylvania. Volun- 
teered with ''Birney's Zouaves"; severely wound- 
ed at Fair Oaks, 1862; distributed one hundred 
silver medals to enlisted men for bravery at 
Battle of Mary's Heights, 1863; Brev. Maj.-Genl. 
"for faithful and gallant conduct during the war" 290-359 

Chapter VII. Seventh and Eighth Generations. 
Hon. Henry Green, Chief Justice of Supreme 


Court of Pennsylvania. Hon. Lafayette G. Ely. 
of West Unity, Ohio. President of State Board 
of Agriculture; member of Ohio Legislature. 
Hon. George Ely Crum. Member of Idaho Sen- 
ate. Captain Frank D. Ely, U. S. A. Gradu- 
ated, West Point 1894. At the assault of San 
Juan Hill, Spanish- American War; served in 
Cuba and Philippines. Rev. John Hugh Ely, 
Rector of Grace P. E. Church of Cincinnati. 
Served in the Civil War; Chaplain of the Na- 
tional Guards and Society of Sons of the Revolu- 
tion; founded Holy Trinity Church; his wife a 
niece of Edwin M. Stanton, President Lincoln's 
War Secretary 360-405 


State Capital, Trenton Frontispiece 

Map of Peak District, England 21 

Cathedrals of Ely and Lincoln 27 

Heirloom in Ely family 30 

Ancient Arms and Crests 37 

Conan, Earl of Richmond 39 

Richmond Castle 40 

Bolsover Castle 41 

St. Mary 's Church, Nottingham 48 

Newton Grange and Ely Residence at Alport 58 

Utterby Manor House and Church 61 

Portraits of Leonard or John Elye Towne by Ronmey, and 

of Sarah Elye 62 

Alnwick Castle 63 

Arms and Epitaph, Utterby Church 64 

Views of Utterby, Ely Arms 65 

L. C. R. Norris-Elye and Rev. C. J. Elye Norris-Elye ... 67 

Fourteenth Century Bridge at Utterby 69 

Cromwell House at Westgate, Mansfield 75 

Tomb of Elizabeth Ely 78 

Ogston Hall and Carnfield Hall 83 

Revell Arms '. 92 

Revell Chart 94 

Revell Effigies at Shirland 104 

John Revell Seal, 1562 108 

Views of Revell properties in 1903 108 

Ogston in New Jersey Ill 

Samuel Stockton White 114 

James William White, M.D 116 

Dr. J. William Wliite, from portrait by Sargent 118 

Ballifield Hall in 1800 123 

Stacye Arms 123 

George Fox Portrait by Sir Peter Lely 125 



Views of Ballifield HaU, Bramley and Synder Hill 127 

Relics at Ballifield 131 

John Stacye Minature 1760 134 

Staeye Heirlooms from South Kensington Museum 138 

Eear-Admiral John J. Read 138 

St. Mary's Church, Burlington, and Old Buckingham 

Meeting House 141 

Colonial Signatures, 148 

"Cherry Grove" 183 

"Death of Rahl" Painting 201 

John Cleve Green and his gifts to Princeton 228 

Silhouettes of Aaron and Alada (Brittain) Ely and 

Mahlon and Amy (Dawes) Briggs 245 

Hon. John J. Ely 265 

Achsah M. Ely of Vassar College 265 

Col. George B. Ely 270 

Ely Court 273 

General Hugh Ely 276 

Magill Arms 289 

Britton Ely 345 

Seneca W. Ely 345 

Major-General John Ely 349 

Hugh B. Ely 355 

Holmes D. Ely 355 

Hon. Lafayette G. Ely 385 

Capt. Frank D. Ely, U. S. A 385 

Lieut. Charles A, Ely King, U. S. N., and son, of An- 
napolis 394 

Rev. John Hugh Ely 395 

Newark City Hall 403 

Ely Arms in use by Maryland descendants 405 


Dictionary of National Biography, Stephen & Lee. 

History of Hallamshire, Joseph Hunter. 

History of the Deanery of Doncaster, Joseph Hunter. 

Church Notes of Derbyshire, Coxe. 

Feudal Derbyshire, J. Pym Yeatman, 

Lincolnshire Pedigrees, Maddison. 

Thoroton 'e Nottinghamshire. 

The Old Halls Manors and Families of Derbyshire. 

Church Notes of Yorkshire. 

Lyson's History of Derbyshire. 

Murray's Handbook of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. 

On the Distaff Side, G. Festing. 

Blazonry of Episcopacy, 

Papworth's Armorials. 

Burke's General Armory. 

Burke's Dormant and Extinct Peerages. 

Elliotts of Scotland. 

Notices of the ElHses, W. S. EUis. 

Ely Ancestry, Vanderpoel. 

Nathaniel Ely Genealogy, Heman Ely. 

Cregar's White Family. 

The Polls of Battle Abbey, Duchess of Cleveland. 

Great Pipe Polls of Kichard I and King John. 

Smith's History of New Jersey. 

Barbour's History of New Jersey. 

Holinshed 'a Chronicles. 

Survey of London, John Stow, 1633. 

The Norman People, 1874. 

British Family Names, Barbour. 

French Names, by Larchey. 

History of Yorkshire, Plantagenet Harrison, 

The Heiress of Haddon. 

Visitations of Yorkshire and Eutlandshire. 

Hunter's Familia Minorum Gentium. 

History of Fyfeshire, Scotland. 

The Scottish Nation. 

Book of Dignities. 

Surtees Society Publications. 



Bailey 's, Nottinghamsire. 

The Whalley Records. 

History of Mansfield, England, Harrod. 

The Gentleman's Magazine, London. 

Percy Anecdotes. 

College of Arms, London. 

Society of Friends Registers, England. 

Glover's Derbyshire. 

Cooley's Early Trenton Settlers. 

New Jersey Archives. 

Sparks' Life of Washington. 

Knights of Malta, Morrison. 

Life and Character of Eichard III., Markham. 

Yorkshire Arch. Journal Publications. 

Dugdale 's Warwickshire. 

Mary Queen of Scots in Captivity, Leader. 

Franciscans at Scarborough. 

Fisher's History of Masham. 

Historic Houses of New Jersey, Mills. 

Stryker's History of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. 

Lee's New Jersey as a Colony. 

Davis's History of Bucks County, Pa. 

History of Burlington County, N. J. 


"In famed Attica such lovely dales 

Are rarely seen. 

Nor can fair Tempe' boast 

The charm they know not. ' ' — Lord Byron. 

That part of the English midlands known as the Peak, 
comprising North Derbyshire, West Nottinghamshire and 
South-west Yorkshire, is one of the most picturesque sec- 
tions of England. 

Within this area of say twenty-five miles square, many 
of the notable events of early English history occurred. 
Among the beautifully wooded hills and along the shores 
of the winding streams, the Wye and Derwent, are to be 
found England's greatest Manor Houses and ancient 
seats of the nobility and gentry. Chatsworth, noted for 
its elaborate beauty, termed ''one of the most mag- 
nificent estates in all England," commenced by the 
famous Elizabeth Hardwicke, Countess of Shrewsbury in 
the 16th century; Haddon Hall, the home of Dorothy 
Vernon, whose romantic career has recently been made 
the subject of Charles Major's novel; Newstead Abbey, 
the home of Lord Byron; Sherwood Forest, noted for 
its stately oaks, and also as the resort of Robin Hood, 
within the borders of which forest are the ruins of King 
John's castle; Bolsover Castle, which Jennings termed 
' ' that strange old place which no one can forget that has 
wandered through its mysterious rooms and dungeon 
chambers;" Clumber Park, Welbeck Abbey, Beauvale 
Abbey, Hardwicke Hall, the early home of Elizabeth 
Hardwicke; Brookhill and Ogston Halls, the seats of 
the Eevell and Stafford families; all lying adjacent and 
forming a continuous landscape in which both nature 
and the art of man rival each other in producing a 
country of which Lord Byron penned the lines at the 
head of this paragraph. 




It was from tMs portion of England that the Ely, 
Revell and Stacye families came to establish new homes 
in the American wilderness in the latter part of the 
seventeenth century, 1678-1683. 

These families were closely connected and were of the 
class of younger sons and connections of the ruling 
county families and not infrequently intermarried with 
the well-to-do yeomanry, who, according to Bishop 
Stubbs, "were in antiquity of possession and purity of 
extraction probably superior to the classes which looked 
down upon it as ignoble." Certainly from these niar- 
riages have sprung many scions who have filled civic 
offices of dignity and worth; achieved fame in military 
and naval circles; gained unfading laurels in literature 
and science, as certainly as in the old days they aspired 
to and won coronets. 

George Fox, the founder of the Society of Friends, had 
found warm friends and supporters in the Stacyes of 
Ballifield Hall, and had made their place a refuge in his 
frequent visits to Yorkshire. 

Mahlon and Robert Stacye were friends of William 
Penn, and Robert was commissioner to West Jersey in 
London for the Proprietors. 

The Revells were a famous and powerful family of 
Derbyshire from the days of the Crusades to the end 
of the 17th century. The Elyes were dominent during 
the Plantagenet Dynasty, during which period they ap- 
peared to be related to the family of De Gaunt, Earls 
of Lincoln, who were descendants of the ancient Earls 
of Flanders. It is not positively known that the Elys 
of Mansfield, England, ancestors of the West Jersey 
family, are lineal descendants of this ancient family of 
Elye, although they were of the same section of England, 
and bore the same Christian names. 

Of these three family names only that of Ely has held 
its ancient manor in England to the present day and 
also multiplied on American soil. The names of Revell 
and Stacye lasted only two or three generations in the 
West Jersey families as surnames while in England the 
present incumbents of the Revell properties are Revell 
only in name, not blood descendants; and old Ballifield, 
held by the Stacyes from the days of the Norman Con- 

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quest, passed out of that family's possession one hundred 
years ago. 

Before, however, relating what is known of the im- 
mediate ancestry of the founders of Trenton in West Jer- 
sey, a glance backward through the centuries of English 
records will give an idea of the early associations of 
these family names. 



The Ely Family. 

The name Elyi is one of the oldest in England. The 
cathedral town of Ely and the Isle of Ely in which the 
town is situated antedates the Norman Conquest of Eng- 
land. According to Holinshed's '' Chronicles, " Vol. 1, 
p. 188, the Isle of Ely derived its name from Helie, the 
last of a line of thirty-three kings or dukes who ruled 
the southern portion of the Anglian Isle from one to 
three centuries before the Christian era. 

The name was also known in France as Helyes, ancient 
for Elyes ''of the ancient nobility de Heilly or Helly." 
Arms gules (red) with five fusils in a bend or (gold). 

In the ''Survey of London," published by John Stow 
in 1633, a copy of which is in the library of the Union 
League, Philadelphia, a reference is made to an interest- 
ing Latin inscription in the wall of Alhallows Church, 
London, of either the eleventh or twelfth century. The 
writing is in Latin, of which the following is a transla- 
tion : — 

Sacred to God, most excellent, most mighty, and to 
the memory of a nobleman, Dominic of Ely (spelled 
Heila in Latin), descended from an ancient knightly 
family in Flanders often distinguished in history for re- 
markable fidelity to prince and country. When for the 
sake of orthodox religion, leaving his native land, which 
he had long praiseworthily served, he had betaken him- 
self to England as a safe refuge of the faithful, and there 
likewise had spent the last twenty-five years of his old 
age mostly in constant study of the divine word and in 
helping the poor and long before, as though daily to die, 
had arranged his family affairs, desiring to be released 
and to be with Christ, at length full of days he peacefully 
fell asleep in God his Saviour on the twenty-eighth of 
April, in the year of Christ 1008 (or 1108) at the age of 
eighty-two in London, England. 



Likewise to the memory of a noble matron, Wilhel- 
mina of Ely, wife of the above, daughter of John, Lord 
of Haleme and Fina near the islands of Flanders, of the 
knightly Salopian family at Artois, who, her husband 
having left his country on account of religion, in each 
fortune faithful and in bringing up her children piously 
and in caring for her household a mother incomparable, 
died in Christ on the last day of May in the year 1005, 
seventy years of age, fiftj-one in wedlock. 

To both these parents who very well deserved of him, 
for honor due and gratitude, Peter of Ely, counselor of 

, the most serene Elector Palatine, in sorrow 

erected this monument. 

In the book, entitled ' ' The Norman People, ' ' 1874, are 
mentioned : Ely or Fitz Ely, Adam, Ealph and William, 
of Normandy, 1180-1195. Also, William, Alan, Geoffry 
Fitz Elie of England, 1198-9. Sire William Fitz Elie, 
Thomas, Peter, Richard and others in England, 1272. 
Hely for Ely ; Walter and Peter de Ely, Normandy, 1180- 

Dezorbryand Bacheleti; Dictionaire de Biography et 
Histoire, Vol. I, p. 1363, gives Helia, Helias; nominis 
Latin de Ely. 

From "British Family Names," by Barbour. ''Ely, 
Norman French from Fitz Elie." 

From "French Names by Larchey," Elisee from de 
Elie, Ellisen, fil d' Elie. Eliet from de Elie. 

W. S. Ellis, in his "Notices of the Ellises," gives the 
results of exhaustive researches into the origin of the 
name of Ellis. He traces the names of Ellis, Ely, Elliott 
and Allis to Helois or Louis of the royal line of France, 
and attributes the use of the fleur de lis on the arms of 
these families to the same origin. 

The chronological arrangement of the mass of refer- 
ences to the family of Ely, as collected from numerous 
English histories and records from earliest times, makes 
quite a plausible line of descent. While these references 
are somewhat scattered through all parts of England, 
most of them are to be found in Yorkshire and the ad- 
joining shires of Lincoln, Derby and Nottingham from 
which section the Elys of New Jersey came. And it is 
only in the counties of York and Lincoln that Burke, in 



his Modern ''General Armory," credits the Ely Arms 
with a definite location, viz: in Yorkshire, argent (silver) 
a fesse engrailed between six fleurs de lis gules (red). 
Crest, an arm in armour grasping a hawk's lure; and at 
Utterby, Lincolnshire : Argent a fesse engrailed between 
six fleurs de lys sable (black). Crest, an arm erect 
grasping a fleur de lys, sable. 

From the earliest dates at which coat armour was 
used, it will be noted in the following records that the 
colors of the family of Ely were almost always red and 
sometimes black and that the bend and the fesse were the 
usual characters on the shields. The indention or engrail- 
ing of these bars was also a characteristic. This engrail- 
ing appears to have been a corruption of the use of fusils 
in the bend or fesse, as it is sometimes described as 
''fusils conjoined in a fesse." (See article on heraldry 
in Encyclopaedia Britannica.) In the ancient arms of 
Nicholas de Ely, thirteenth century, there are five points 
in the indention of the fesse, while in the ancient arms of 
the family of de Heilly of France, five fusils are used 
in the fesse or bend. 

The use of the arms bearing three bars or fesses, each 
with three fleurs de lys, by both the families of Hugh de 
Alluye and of Pompadour; the use of the bend covered 
with fleurs de lys by Hely, the Count of Maine, who 
was connected with the family of Tallyrand-Perigord, 
who also bore the name of Elie, indicates a relationship 
between them, and the appearance of similar arms among 
the families in England in which the name Ely was used 
as a surname, makes quite probable Mr. Ellis's argu- 
ment that they all sprang from the same stock in France. 
The use of arms in those days is a better guide for the 
genealogist than the surnames themselves, which often 
differed in the same family. 

In Plantagenet Harrison's "Yorkshire," in the pedi- 
grees of Caterick and of Laton, we again find the con- 
secutive generations of Elj^e with the similar arms, indi- 
cating a common origin. The additions of the six crosses 
in the arms of Laton, in number and arrangement, cor- 
respond with the six fleurs de lis used by Elye. In 
Derbyshire we find these same arms in red used with six 
fusils or lozenges by a family of Wakebridge, descendants 


of the Fitz Ralphs. (See later.) And in the same lo- 
cality during the reign of Richard the Lionhearted, one 
of his companions on the crusade, young Hugh de EUes- 
hope, bore the same arms in red, but with six falcons' 
heads in place of fusils or fleurs de lis. 

In the reign of Henry II, Conan Fitz Elys, who married 
Avice de Nevil, of the great house of Nevil, bore the Ely 
arms as shown, using the bend instead of the fesse. 
These same arms again appear in an ancient glass win- 
dow in Waterperie Church, County Bucks or Oxford, but 
with the colors transposed, the bend and lilies being red 
on a silver ground. The window contains a knight in 
armour kneeling. On his surcoat a bendlet (narrow bar) 
between six fleurs de lis. On his breast an effigy of a 
stag. Also the lady of the knight kneeling and behind 
her the daughter. The former has several rings on her 
fingers and wears a pendant from her neck — a cross patie 
and the sacred monogram "I H S." 

Mr. Wm. Newbold Ely, of Philadelphia, has in his 
possession an ancient seal cut in steel, which bears the 
same monogram and cross mentioned above. It is an 
heirloom from either the son or grandson of Joshua Ely 




the first in America, 1683. There is recorded a family 
of Iley in England who used this cross with monogram, 
but no location is named. This seal, including the exact 
arms and crest is registered, however by a family of 
Gore, a name connected with the Elyes of South Eng- 
land who are supposed to be ancestors of the Elys of 
Lyme, Connecticut. 


J. Pym Yeatman, the noted Shakespearean critic and 
historian, and author of The Feudal History of Derby- 
shire, Gentle Shakespeare, the History of the Gunpowder 
Plot, etc., writes to the Author as follows in reply to an 
inquiry as to his knowledge of the Elys of Derbyshire 
and vicinity : 

''I am very glad that you have found in my last 
volume the great pedigree of the family of Helias, from 
which doubtless those of your name descend. They were 
a fine race and spread over half the county and into Not- 
tinghamshire and Lincolnshire as a dominant family 
where they remain still." 

The family of Helias, Elys or Elie to which Mr. Yeat- 
man refers are supposed to be descendants of Levenot, 
the Chancellor of King Henry I, who held the land in 
Derbyshire, which subsequently became the property 
of this family. The Levenot who was contemporary 
with Henry I was perhaps a descendant of the Levenot 
who held the following Manors in Derbyshire at the 
time of Edward the Confessor, which later at Doomsday 
survey were held by Ralph Fitz Hubert. They were 
Ashover, Ballidon, Bramford, Bareboro, Clifton, Crich, 
Eyston, Hathersedge, Newton, Oakthorpe, Patterton, 
Pentrich, Ripley, Scarcliff , Tunstall and Whitwell. The 
Historian Glover states that Leuric and Levenot were 
supposed to have been sons of the Earl Godwin, father- 
in-law of Edward the Confessor. 

Levenot was evidently not a Norman, and while Mr. 
Yeatman may be correct in supposing that Helias of 
Derbyshire who held Longsdon of Levenot the Chan- 
cellor, was his son and an ancestor of the Elys, yet the 
Norman names of Hugh, Richard, and Galfridus in the 
early Derbyshire family point to Norman rather than 
to Anglo-Saxon origin. 

Mr. Yeatman is in his 76th year and still doing a prodigious amount 
of literary work. He writes that his great aunt, Eachel Pym, who died at 
the age of 97, repeated to him often her story of her personal recollections 
of the great Dr. Johnson. She had drunk tea with him and Miss Thrale. 
Mr. Yeatman, through this lady's sister, is the sixth in descent from the 
"Great Reformer." 


Burke's Extinct Peerage, 1883, referring to the Barons 
de 1' Isle of Roguemont, states: ''Of this surname were 
several families originally from two which had derived 
the designation, one from the Isle of Ely, the other from 
the Isle of Wight. ' ' The family names of the branch which 
bore arms corresponding to those found under the name 
of Ely, "or, a fesse between two chevrons sable," were 
Robert and John. It is evident this branch was known 
not only as de 1' Isle but also de Insula and de Ely. 
One John was highly esteemed by Edward III for his 
courage and prowess and was made a Knight of the 
Garter by that sovereign. He is said to have had a 
grandson, Sir William de 1' Isle, of Waterperie, County 
Oxford. Sir Thomas Dagworth was with this Baron 
in France, probably of the same family as John Dag- 
worthy, one of the early settlers of Trenton. The other 
branch of de Lisles, with family names of Warrin, Brian 
and Gerard, bore arms "gules a lion passant argent" 
and were ancestors of the Earls of Devonshire. 

Rowland St. Lis or St. Lisle bore arms 
argent two bars and in chief three fleurs 
de lis gules (red). In the same pedi- 
gree, Simon, third Earl of Northumber- 
land and Huntingdon, 1184, who had 
two sisters. Amy and Avice, married 
Alicia, daughter of Gilbert de Gaunt, 
Earl of Lincoln, and had sons, Ralph, 
Hugh and Simon, the last known as 
Simon St. Lis. 

In the pedigree of the ancient Lords of Hallamshire 
(South Yorkshire), we find a recurrence of the names 
of Uchtred, Gospatric, Robert, son of Richard, Todenie, 
St. Liz and the Earls of Flanders, all of which appear 
to be connected in various ways with the family of Elye. 
This pedigree is given below. The Elys of Utterby are 
lineal descendants of these Hallamshire Lords, subse- 
quent to 1630, through the female line of Vesey, and pos- 
sibly are also through the early Elys. It is probable that 
the word Utterby is derived from Uchtredby, meaning 
town or settlement of Uchtred. 


Earl Uchtred z::zmar. Elfgina, d. of 

'=aas j Etheldred, King of England. 

Adulph. Aldred. Gospatrick, 

I Lord of Eaby Castle, Yorkahire. 

Elfridairrmar. Seward the Dane, 

Earl of Northumberland. 

Waltheof, _mar.— Countess Judith. 

^T *v ^^ V 1 A Lady of Hallamshire. 

Northumberland. •' 

Alice, or Judith, Bertha, w. of Simon r^Maud::::^ David, King of Scot- 

m. Ealph Todeni. Eobert Fitz St. Lis land, 1153, Bro.- 

Eichard. Earl of in-law of Hy. I 

North- of England, a 

ampton. grandson of the 

Earl of Flanders. 

Utterby Manor, the property of the Elys in Lincoln- 
shire, lies between Ludborough or anciently Ludburc, 
two miles north, and Fotherby, to the south. These are 
both mentioned at Domesday as the property of Ber- 
enger de Todenie, nnder Robert, his father, standard 
bearer to William the Conqueror. Utterby was appar- 
ently a part of this tract, as this name was not known 
at this period. North Carlton, a few miles to the south- 
east, where the Elys of Utterby held property, was at 
Domesday owned by Gilbert de Gaunt, Earl of Lincoln. 

It seems evident therefore that the ancient Elys of 
this section were related to the first owners of Utterby 
Lincolnshire, where they still remain as lords of the 
manor, that they were related to the Earls of Lincoln, 
as Nicholas de Ely bore those arms, and that these earls 
were related to Hely, the great Count of Maine. The 
connection, therefore, between those of the name of Hely 
or Elie in Normandy and England at this period seems 
likely. To undertake to prove descent from the great 
Hely of Maine, whose grandson was King of England, 
is not unworthy, for this baron was, according to ancient 
chroniclers, the one truly noble figure in those dark days 
of feudalism, — faithful to humanity and with a higher re- 
gard for justice than for the favor of his sovereign. 


This Hely of Maine bore castle towers on his shield, 
crossed with a bend covered with fleurs de lis, while 
Hugh, Count of Maine, bore a plain shield covered with 
fleurs de lis. 

Among the records of the descendants of Joshua Ely 
of Trenton, New Jersey, there is a paper written about 
the year 1800, by a then aged descendant probably born 
seventy years earlier, and, therefore, of the second or 
third generation in America, in which is stated that the 
Elys were originally Scotch and at the time of the defeat 
of Bruce and Wallace (the close of the thirteenth cen- 
tury) fled into England and settled in the "neck of coun- 
try known as the Isle of Ely, that the English King later 
fiinding them there conferred upon them a bishopric and 
named a mansion house in honor of the family." 

This writer also adds that the Elys who settled in 
New England were cousins of the New Jersey family. 

While too much credence should not be given this 
story, yet it is natural that historic references which 
seem to confirm it may be mentioned : — 

There was an ancient Elie House in the hamlet of Elie 
in Fyfeshire, Scotland, on the shore of the North Sea, 
the home of the Norman family of De Cantella, probably 
of the same family as De Cantalupe, of England, who 
bore arms similar to the early Elys, viz, a f esse between 
three fleurs de lis. One Scottish historian states that this 
place derived its name from an ancient Celtic tribe ' ' Ely, 
descendants of a common ancestor Elie, ' ' known as ' ' The 
Elie," each family being distinguished by an additional 
family name. Thus Ely 'Carrol is the Ely of the 
O'Carrols. Charles Carroll, of Carrollton (Maryland, 
U. S. A.), traced his descent from this clan of Ely 'Car- 

The Dundas family of Scotland is traced to Helias, son 
of Hutred (or Uchtred) a younger son of Cospatrick or 
Gospatrick, Prince of Northumberland, the grandfather 
of Cospatrick the first Earl of Dunbar and March, who 
was connected with a Ralph Fitz Elie. 

The Dundases, says Lord Woodhouselee, were de- 
scended of a family to which the historians have assigned 
an origin of high antiquity and splendor, but which has 
been still more remarkable for producing a series of men 


eminently distinguished for their public services in the 
highest offices in Scotland. 

[From The Scottish Nation] : There was a Sir Hugh 
de Dundas, grandson of Helias de Dundas, who was a 
gallant adherent of Wallace, who never forfeited his 
fidelity. His son, Sir George, equally firm to Bruce, fell 
at the battle of Dupplin, 1332. 

In these records we find the same Christian names of 
Hugh, and George, which have clung so tenaciously to the 
Ely family down to the present day, while Wharton Dick- 
inson, the New York genealogist, believes that the famous 
Helias of Scotland was of Norman extraction and a de- 
scendant of Helie, the Count of Maine, Normandy. 

Another quaint record of the Elliots is found in the 
History of the Elliot family of Scotland, the "ot" in 
Elliot meaning ''son of." 

' ' The town of Elliot was their antiquitie, which stands 
at Angus at the foot of Glenshie. With Brave King 
Eobert Bruce they hither came, which is 380 years agone. 
In West Teviotdale these gentlemen did dwell. They 
were twelve great families I heard my good sire tell. ' ' 

The Elie House in Scotland could hardly have been the 
place referred to in the American legend. The reference 
may, however, have been Ely House in London, founded 
at about this period by John of Kirkby. We find the 
Elys located at Kirkby in Nottinghamshire and John 
of Kirkby may have been of this family. It may also 
be noted that the names Levenot (son of Leven) and 
Crich, both connected with the Elys of Derbyshire, are 
Scotch names. 

It is apparent from the foregoing that the family of 
Ely in England may have landed there from Flanders or 
Normandy, or have drifted down from Scotland, or may 
have descended from the ancient Britons. 

The author must suspend judgment on this descent and 
transmits all the data exactly as he has found it, ar- 
ranged in chronological order, but without any know- 
ledge of the authentic ancestry of the New Jersey family 
earlier than 1600. He can only add that the Elys of 
Lincoln, Derby, Nottingham and Yorkshires in the sev- 
enteenth century were connected with the descendants 


of the same feudal families with which the ancient Elys 
were related and in the same localities. 

The Christian name of Hugh must have been an hon- 
ored one in the early family. It occurs continuously in 
the records from the earliest date to the present time in 
America. The names of John and George have also 
clung to the family in America. In the following English 
chronological record the name Hugh Ely occurs 20 times, 
John 17, Eichard 11, William 11, Thomas 10, George 10, 
Nicholas 7 and "Walter 2. 

Note. — The author of the paper referred to on page 34 was either Col. 
George Ely, b. 1756, or his son George, b. 1781, Another tradition of this 
branch credits the family with descent from a pirate Earl. 


Showing origin of families of Ely. Fitz Walter, Fitz Ralph, Cantelo, St. Lys, De In- 

sula. De Lisle, Laton, Eliot, Heely, Ellys, Fitz Elys. 


'^Re.p OR 
jB UA c K 


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Nicholas De Ely, 

Lord Chancellor. 
Sir Richard De Iley, 

Richmond, Yorkshire. 
Elye of Utterby, 

Ely of Richmond, 

Elias of Richmond, 

ElEy of Yorkshire. 
Iles of Scotland. 

3 fleurs de lys. 

Nicholas De Ely, 

Lord Chancellor. 

De Gaunt, 

Earls of Lincoln. 



Fitz Elye, London. 
FiTz Elys, Lincolnshire. 
Fitz Walter, (3 f. d. 1.) 
Cantelo, (3 f. d. 1.) 
CoNAN Fitz Elye, 

Fitz Ralph. 

Elie of Normandy. 
De Aloia. 

St. Lys. 
St. Lo. 

De IllEy, of Lincolnshire. 
Sir John De Insula, 1297. 
Fitz Walter. 

Magna Carta Baron. 
Sire John De YlEE. 


De Illey, 

OF Lincolnshire. 
John De Illey, Ei>. hi. 
John De Lisle. 
Fitz Ralph, 

Baron of Derbyshire. 

Sir Hugh De Eulye, 

Ele De St. Amant. 
De Ilsley. 

Elye de Laton. 

Deiay, Derbyshire. 

De Illey. 

Sir Phillip De Illey, 

Berenger De Todeni, 

OF Belvoir Castle. 



Sir Ely Walwyn, 

(one bend) 


OF Scotland. 

De Heilly 
OF France. 


— Iyhi^e: 

De Heely, 



De Hele, 




Elye of Utterby, 


Ely of Richmond, 

MoTTos: — "Re et Merito." 

"Constans Contraria Spernit.' 

Chronological Record. 

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«^ i^ ^ 

\ . .. y 


Hugh de Allute. Mentioned in a deed in year 978. 
Vassal of Leutgaede de Verman- 
DOis. The fief of AUuye was ob- 
tained of Gerard, Bishop of Char- 
tres, from the Emperor Charles the 

Hugh d 

Aloia. Siegneup of the Chateau en Anjou 
and St. Christopher in Touraine. 
Vassal and friend of Fulke Nerva, 
Count of Anjou. Living 1025. 

Hugh d' Aloia. Walter. 

Living 1062-1085. Living 1069. 

Hugh d 

Aloia. Geoffry. 

Living 1073-1118. Living 1081. 

Hugh d' Aloia. The 6th of the name left three 
daughters and co-heiresses. 

Hugh de Olisee. Hugh de Uallo. 


Richard de Ueeli. 

Held lands at 
Elesham, Lin- 
colnshire, Eng- 
land. Survey of 
Hy. I, 1100- 

Same Arms as Pompadour. This family was originally styled Elie 

Above. or Helie. Said to be a branch of the 

Counts of Limoges. 


Nine succeeding generations 
of these counts bore the name Elie. 
One branch which bore the surname of 
Elie were termed "Alti Sanguinis" 
in the 12th century. 

Above from ' ' Notices of the Ellises. ' ' 



Eeign of 

The Conqueror 

& Wm. II, 


Elye son of SwAYNE de Cateryck, 
held lands in Eiehmondshire. 

William Fil or Fitz Elye de 

EoGER Fil Elye de C. 
Went on pilgrimage to 

Elye Fil Eoger de C. 

Michael Fil Elye de C. 

Elye Fil Michael de C. 

Wm. Fil Elye de C. 
At muster of Army 
Carlisle. 28 Ed. I. 


His grandson was Treasurer 
of Lincoln Cathedral and 
was one of the King's Am- 
bassadors to treat with the 
Duke of Burgundy as Count 
of Flanders. 
[Harrison's Yorkshire.] 
Walter & Eobert de Insula. Held lands at Domesday Sur- 
vey at Ludeburc, two miles from Utterby, Lincoln- 
Henry I. Helias, Lord of Longsden, Derbyshire, held Longsden from 
1100-1135. Levenet the Chancellor of Hy. I and supposed to have 

been Levenet 's son. [Yeatman's Feudal Derby- 

Odardus, Lord op Laton, in Eiehmond- 

Elye de East Laton. 

Adam Fil Elye Eobert Hugh de L. 

de E. L. 16 
Ed. II. 

Uchtred de 
East Laton, 

17 Ed. Hy. IIL 

II. I 

Ingram Fil 
Hugh de L 
Surety for 
Elye Fil 
Nicholas d e 
Carlton. 21 Ed. 

The Boulton family, of Boulton, Yorkshire, near 
Halifax, were descended from Oughtred, who had 



Stephen & 
Henry II. 

son Elias, whose son Richard Fil or Fitz Eliae had 
sons John and Nicholas, 30 Hy. Ill, were connected 
in pedigree with Layton, arms a fesse between four 
crosses, and with the Sheffields, who bore arms similar 
to the Ely arms. The Del Isle arms a fesse between 
two chevrons are also at Boulton. 

CoNAN Fitz Elias or Elys. A minor, 
mar. Avice, sister and coheir of Henry 
de Nevill. In 1217 held SVz Knights' 
Fees of the Earls of Richmond. Arms 
in Whalpole Church, Co. Lincoln. 


CoNAN IV, son of Alan, Third Earl of 
Richmond. (1138.) 

Richard I. Walter de Ely. Escort of Berengaria, Queen of Richard 

1189-1199. of the Lion Heart, from the Holy Land, [Yorkshire 

Records.] Berengaria 's Tomb is in the Church of 

Le Mans, Normandy, near that of Hely, Count of 


No date. 

Sir Richard de Iley, of Richmond, Yorkshire. 
WORTHS. Armorials.] 


Ely de Rychemound. Yorks. "Perle une fesse engraille 
entre 6 fleurs de lis dyamonte. ' ' [Yorks. Visitation.] 
Fulco, Hugh, Galfridus, Richard and Norman. 

Richard de Ely, Lord Treasurer. Hy. II and Richard I. 
Bishop of London, 1189. [Book op Dignities.] 





King John. 

FiL or FiTZ Elie. In Derbyshire, Galfridus, Ealph, William 

Hugh and Marjorie. 
Hugh, son of Ealph, was one of the Barons who rose 

againet King John. 
Arms of Fitz Ealph. 
(Probably of the same family as 

Fitz Walter the Magna Carta 

Baron, who used these amis, 

which were also used by the 

family of Ely.) 



"Wm. de Ely or Hely. " The King's Treasurer, also Pre- 
bendary of Lincoln. [Thorotons, Nottinghamshire.] 
Galfridus Elyens. Epm. Derbyshire. 
CoNAN Fitz Elye, in Holbeehe, Lincolnshire. 
GAI.FRIDUS Elyens — "Comes" (Knight or Count). Essex. 
Galfridus Elyens. " Cancellarious. " Buckingham. 
Hugo— "Comes" (Knight). 
EOBERT de Hallea deb. din. q fuit Helie. 
Galfridus Fil Petri. Earl of Essex. 




Henby III. 


Hugh de Lelay and Alicia his wife, of Helaugh Park near 
Tadcaster, Yorkshire. Mentioned in List of York 
Fines, Surtees Society, Vol. 94. In this same record 
Maurice de Gaunt, connected with Gilbert de Gaunt 
at the Villa of Saltby in Lincolnshire, agreed to 
serve the King for one year with 19 Knights at his 
own cost if he had the daughter of Henry de Oilly 
given him as his wife. 

John Fil, Elyae. Held Knights I'ees at Stayncliff and 
Morley, Yorkshire. 

Hugh de Insula. Assessed for the coronation of King 
John. Derbyshire. 




Held by Hugh de Insula in Norman Period. 
Rebuilt by Elizabeth Hardwlck about 1560. 

William Fitz Elis, of Little Longsdon, Derbyshire. Con- 
temporary with him a Wm. Fitz Elis, Sheriff of 
London, bore the arms of Ely. 

William de Ely. Justicier for Yorkshire. 

Henky de Illegh, of Utterby, Lincolnshire. Daughter 
married Ralph de Shelton, of Norwich, 1225. 

Nicholas de Ely. Lord Chancellor, Bishop of Worcester 
and Winchester. Died 1280. 

' ' Papworth 's Armorials ' ' and the 
"Blazonry of Episcopacy" credit 
him with the arms of Ely and of Gil- 
bert de Gaunt, Earl of Lincoln. The 
biographers of Nicholas de Ely, in the 
following article, taken from Ste- 
phen's Dictionary of National Biog- 
raphy, appear to have been uncertain 
as to his identity. These arms used 
by him, however, plainly establish his 
relationship to the family of Ely of 


Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, and also 
to the Earls of Lincoln. The family 
of De Gaunt, Earls of Lincoln, were 
companions and kinsmen of William 
the Conqueror through his (Wil- 
liam's) wife, and were descendants 
of the ancient Earls of Flanders. 
Baldwin, one of these Earls, was also 
known as De Lisle, De Lille and De 
Insularius in Latin, while in Dutch he 
was known as Van Kyssel. 

Nicholas De Ely's wardship of the 
lands of Baldwin of Witsand, men- 
tioned in the biography, confirms his 
Flemish connection, while the name 
Nicholas is of Flemish origin. 

In an ancient work, describing the 
funeral ceremonies of one of these 
Earls of Flanders, a Sir John de Helle is mentioned. 
In Lincolnshire another branch of the Ely family 
bore these arms of De Gaunt with a slight difference in 
colors, viz, a barry of six or (gold) and gules (red), 
while in another work on Heraldry the names of De 
Gaunt, He and Ely are credited with the identical 
arms used by Gilbert de Gaunt. 

There was a Nicholas, Lord Audeley of Heleigh 
Castle, County Stafford, who married Joan, daughter 
of Henry, Earl of Lincoln, who had Bradford 
Yorkshire as part of her dower. This Nicholas, how- 
ever, used different arms and was of a later genera- 

Nicholas de Ely. 
From the English Dictionary of National Biography — Stephen. 

Ely, Nicholas of (d. 1280), Cliancellor and successively 
Bishop of Worcester and Winchester, may have derived 
his name from the fact that about 1249 he was appointed 
Archdeacon of Ely. He was also a few years later pre- 
bendary of St. Paul's. There is, however, a Nicholas 
of Ely mentioned prior of the Cluniac monastery of Da- 
ventry in Northamptonshire between 1231 and 1264, 
whose name also occurs in a letter of Grosseteste to the 
legate Otho in 1240, and in whose behalf the bishop had 
made some petition to the legate. 

In the absence, however, of any express identification, 
it seems less difficult to assume that this Nicholas of Ely 
was another person than to suppose that a Cluniac monk 
left his cloister to become a royal official. Nicholas of 
Ely must have been a friend of the baronial party, for 


soon after the trmmph of Leicester and Gloucester at the 
Provisions of Oxford he was elevated to the custody 
of the great Seal to the king. The old seal was imme- 
diately broken, and a new seal delivered to Nicholas of 
Ely, who at once took the customary oath and entered 
upon his duties (Cal. Rot. Pat., p. 316) ; but in July, 
1261, Henry, having obtained, as was believed, papal 
authority to dispense him from his oath to the Pro- 
visions, dismissed Ely and restored the seal to Walter 
of Merton (Wykes in A. M. IV, 129; Cal. Rot. Pat., p. 

In 1262, however, he was made Treasurer, on the 
death of John de Caux (Ann. Dunst. in A. M. Ill, p. 
220) ; and in 1263 the attempt at arbitration between the 
rival parties seems to have resulted in his reappoint- 
ment as Chancellor. On 1st of Sept., he paid the King 
a fine of fifty marks to have the wardship of the heir and 
lands of Baldwin of Witsand ; and on Sept. 18, when the 
King went abroad for a short time, the great seal re- 
mained in his charge, on the condition that he only signed 
ordinary writs to which Hugh le Despenser, the justiciar, 
was the witness (Fadera, I, p. 433). The same thing hap- 
pened two months later, on Henry's departure for the 
arbitration at Amiens (Cal. Rot. Pat., 33). In the middle 
of July he received the seals again (ib., p. 34) ; but he 
did not retain them much longer. Before October his 
name appears again as Treasurer (ib., p. 34) ; and on 
Oct. 31st., he witnessed a charter in that capacity (Madox 
Hist. Exchequer, II, p. 319). It seems probable that he 
was of moderate or peaceable temper, for, though the 
nominee of the barons, he was not in any way disgraced 
in the great triumph of the king's party in 1265. 

Early in 1266, the death of Walter of Cantelupe (q. v.) 
had left the see of Worcester vacant. Henry, who had 
approved of Ely's service even when he was acting as 
baronial chancellor, made no opposition to his election 
to that bishopric. He was chosen on the 9th of May; 
the election was confirmed on 19th June; on the 19tli 
September he was consecrated at Canterbury along with 
William de Braose, Bishop of Slandaff, by Archbishop 
Boniface, and a week later was solemnly enthroned in 
the cathedral. These dates are from Worcester Annals 


in A. M. IV, 456 ; Wykes, ib. IV, 190, makes his consecra- 
tion in octavis Pentecostes ; the Winchester and Waverly 
Annals both put it in September, as does the London 
Annals, in Stubbs Chron. Ed. I and Ed. 11, 1, 75). 

In August, 1266, he was present at Kenilworth, and 
was one of the six elected by the king to arrange terms 
for the submission of the disinherited barons (Ann. Wav. 
in A. M., Vol. II, 371; Ann. Dunst, ib. Ill, 242). But 
early in 1268 the death of John Gervais, bishop of Win-- 
Chester at the papal court put, according to the received 
doctrine, the next representation to that see in the hands 
of Clement IV, who, setting aside the election of Richard 
de la More by the chapter, translated Ely to his great 
delight, to the rich and important vacancy. On 2nd May, 
the king accepted the papal nomination, and on Whit 
Sunday, 27th May, the bishop was enthroned with great 
state in his new cathedral (Ann. Wig. in A. M. II, 136; 
Wykes. ib., IV, 214) : In 1269, he consecrated John le 
Breton to the see of Hereford at Waverly (Ann. Wint., 
ib., II, 107). In 1270, he witnessed the act by which Ed- 
ward, the king's son, consigned his children to the care 
of Richard of Cornwall before starting on Crusade (Fae- 
dera, I, 484). In 1271, he was one of the magnates who 
wrote to Edward to announce his father's death and his 
own peaceful succession (Faedera, I, 497). In May, 1273, 
he joined Walter, bishop of Exeter, in conferring the 
pallium on Archbishop Kilwardby, and immediately 
after the two bishops went to meet Edward I at Paris, 
on his return from the Holy Land (Ann. Winton, II, 
115.* In November, 1274, he magnificently entertained 
Kilwardby at Winchester and at Bittern (ib., II, 118) ; 
and in the same year consecrated the sacred chrism at 
Cistercian abbey of Waverly in Surry, to which he was 
afterwards much attached. The monks record with pride 
that he afterwards ate with them in their refectory. In 
1276 he entertained the king and queen at Winchester 
(Ann. Wig., IV, 469) . In 1278, he was present when Alex- 
ander, king of Scots, performed homage to the king at 

*Author's Note. — By a noteworthy coincidence, Hugh de Revel, Grand 
Master of the Knight Hospitallers, had at about this time in the Holy 
Land witnessed the will of this Prince just prior to his father's death in 


Westminster (Pari. Writs., I, 7). In the same year 
he dedicated the new church of the monks at Waverly, 
granting indulgences to all present and entertaining the 
whole assembly at his own cost (Ann. Wav., II, 390). 

In 1279 he assisted at the consecration of John of 
Darlington, archbishop of Dublin, and attended and sent 
presents of game to Peckham's enthronement (Reg. 
Epist. J. Peckham, XXIV, XXXX). 

During nearly the whole of his episcopal rule at Win- 
chester he was engaged in an obstinate quarrel with his 
chapter. One of his first acts was, at the instance of the 
legate Ottolon, to restore as prior a certain Valentine. 
In 1274 Andrew, the rival prior, endeavored, at the head 
of an armed force, to restore himself to his old posi- 
tion. The bishop excommunicated the offenders and 
placed the town under an interdict. A full inquiry by 
royal justices, before a jury, led to the imprisonment of 
the culprits; but so strong was the feeling among the 
monks in favor of Andrew, that the new prior, Valen- 
tine, found his position untenable, and resigned in 1276. 
In great indignation Ely seized the prior 's manors ; but 
the mediation of royal commissioners resulted in Valen- 
tine's restoration for a time, with two episcopal nomi- 
nees among the obedientaries of the house. But before 
long, 'to show his power,' Ely deposed Valentine alto- 
gether, and appointed a Norman, John of Dureville, in 
his stead. The disgusted monks sought the protection 
of the Roman curia; but in 1278 the mediation of the 
abbots of Reading and Glastonbury patched up a peace 
between Ely and his chapter. The bishop put away all 
rancour and gave the kiss of peace to all the monks, ex- 
cept those still negotiating in the papal court against 
him. A little later troubles were renewed, and the king 
thought it worth while to take the priory in his own 
hands; though at Christmas, when he held his court at 
Winchester, he resigned it to the bishop. Ely then made 
a clean sweep of the house, made Adam of Fareham the 
prior, and appointed his partisans as obedientiaries. 
This secured his triumph for the rest of his life; but 
years after his death the after-swell of the storm had not 
subsided (Reg. Epist. Peckham, III, 806-837). But on 
12th Feb., 1280, Ely died. His body was interred in the 


church of Waverly Abbey, to which he had so long been 
a friend; but his heart was deposited in his own cathe- 
dral. In his will he left considerable legacies to Wor- 
cester Cathedral (Ann. Wig., IV, 480). He had prom- 
ised to assist in building the Franciscan church at South- 
ampton, and Peckham compelled his executors to re- 
spect his wishes (Reg. Epist. Peckham, I, 255). Ely is 
described by Wykes (A. M., IV, 180) as a man of know- 
ledge and prudence, remarkable for both elegance of 
character and literary proficiency. He is said to have 
been a benefactor of the University of Cambridge.* 

The '^ Antiquary," a London publication, records the 
investigation of Nicholas De Ely's tomb as follows: 

"The examination of the jalace of interment of the 
heart of Bishop Nicholas de Ely was accomplished by 
the Dean of Winchester, Dr. Kitchen, with reverential 
care. A square of purbeck marble was found within the 
wall, resting on a block of free stone. The former care- 
fully removed, revealed a plat of lead sunk in a groove 
and slightly raised in the centre, and there was an in- 
scription on the lead: "Hie humatum est cor Nicholai 
Hely, qui abiit anno MCCLXXIX pridie Idus Februari. ' ^ 

On removing the lead the receptacle of the heart was 
found in a cavity in the stone. It was a pewter vase 
carefully wrapped around with a silken or damask nap- 
kin which was fringed and sewn around the neck of the 
vessel. The covering was not removed and as soon as 
Mr. Baigent, the Antiquary, had taken a sketch of the 
object, it was replaced and recovered. The inscription 
of Bishop Fox records that the Bishop's heart is within 
the wall, and that his body is at Waverly Abbey (Farn- 
ham), a house to which he was a great benefactor. The 
Dean's investigation proved the absolute correctness of 
Fox's inscription and of the interment beneath." 

*Annales Monastici, ed. Luard, in Eolls Ser., and especially the Annals 
of Winchester, Waverly, Worcester and Wykes, in the second and fourth 
volumes; Calendarium Rotulorum Patentium; Rymer's Faedera, Vol. I, 
Record edition; Stubbs's Chronicles of Edward I and Edward II, Eolls 
Series; Martin's Registrum Epistolarum Johannis Peckham, Rolls Series; 
Le Neve's Fasti. Eccles. Angl. ed. Hardy, I, 350; II, 447; III, 10, 50; 
Godwin, De Praesulibus; Foss's Judges of England, II, 315-16. 



Edwaed I. 

Ealph de Ely. "Witness to deed of Hubert de Burgh and 

Archbishop Grey. [Yorkshire Eecords.] 
Ealph de Ely. Baron of the Exchequer 1240. 
Philip de Ely. Lord Treasurer, 1270. 
Thomas Helye. Confessor to Louis IX, died 1257. Nor- 
Sir William Delly. Knight, Derbyshr. 
Wilhemus Elys de Monyashe. Derbyshr. Held lands at 

Henrico Elyae. Derbyshr. In the Burton Chartulary. 
Thomas Elis de Longsden. Derbyshr. Witness to grant of 
Manor of Burton from Sir Thos. Foljame to his son. 
Hugh de Insula. Held y^ Knights Pee of the Honor of 

Peverill (?) at Thorpe, in Nottinghamshire. 
Wm. de Cantelupe. Held three fees of Hugh De Insula. 
The family of De Cantelupe bore 
arms, gules three fleurs de lis or, and 
sometimes with a fesse. Wm. de 
Cantelupe was steward to the King 
and married Sibilla, wife of Geoffry 
de Poncefort, died 1228; had sons, 
Wm,. who m. dau. of Hugh de Gaunt, 
Walter, who became Bishop of Wor- 
cester and was succeeded by Nicholas 
de Ely 1266, John, of Co. Warwick, 
and Nicholas, of Ilksley, Co. Derby. 
In the next generation, Thomas be- 
came Lord Chancellor. In the next 
generation one son George is named. Nicholas de 
Cantelupe mentioned above w^as probably the one who 
married a granddaughter of Hugh Fitz Ealph of the 
Barony which held 47 Lordships in Derby and Notts. 
One knight of the family which held Elie House, 
Scotland, accompanied St. Louis on the Crusade. 
Nicholas de Incula. Also known as ' ' Nicholas de Menne. ' ' 
Sir John de Insula. 1297. On the Nobility Eoll. He 
signed but did not seal the Barons' Letter to the 
Pope, 1301. This family were also known as De 
Lisle and derived its name from the Isle of Ely. 

Also used by Sire John 

de Ylee and by 


John de Ely. First Vicar of the Collegiate Church of St. 
Marys, Nottingham, 1290, appointed by the King. 
Formerly Chaplain to Prince Edward. Baily, in his 
History of Nottingham, 1855, states that this John 


de Ely 's name has ' ' come down to the present day. ' ' 
This ancient church of St. Mary's is one of the prin- 
cipal objects of interest at Nottingham. 
HuBEET Elion. Master of the Mint. 




From Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, Records; ''In Alia 
Australi fenestre dicte capelle Sancti Nicbolai" are the 
following arms : — 

Azure a fesse argent between three fleurs de lis. 

Gules three fusils in a fesse argent. 

Argent three crosses patee. On a chief, two mullets. 

Gules a fesse between three martletts. 

Argent a fesse gules over all six fleurs de lis, two, two 
and two. 

Argent on a fesse gules three fleurs de lis between two 

In addition to the above arms there are in this church 
the shields of the families of Roos, Vesey, Conyers, De 
Lisle, Hansard, St. John and Tempest, with all of whom 
the family of Ely have been connected at various periods. 
Near this abbey in Yorkshire are the hamlets of Kirk- 
EUey, West EUey, Eley and East Elay. 

Illey, of Lincolnshire, bore the same arms as Sir John de 
Insula above, and also the arms of Eitz Ealph, and 
of Berenger de Todeni of Lincolnshire, a son of 
Eobert, the Standard Bearer of William the Con- 





Sir Hugh de Eulye, in list of Derbyshire Knights. 
A Chevron sable between three 
ogresses: These ogresses were 
also used by a family of 
De Ilsley and also by Ele 
Amauri de Sant Amant. 


"Nicholas de Ille (Insula) de Kirkby. " -pyg appli- 
cation of the two terms Ille and Insula confirms 
the use of same arms by both families. 

Hugh de Insula. Wm. de Cantelupe is mentioned as rep- 
resenting his heirs. John de Kirkby founded Ely 
Palace, London, about this time. 

Brian de Lisle. ' ' Son of Eobert de Insula of Kirkby ' ' in 
Nottinghamshire, near Mansfield, was a descendant 
of Eeginald who attested the Fitz Hubert Charter 
to Lenton. Brian was closely connected with the 
Fitz Huberts. Eobert de Insula appears to have 
married a daughter of Berenger de Todeni, the first 
Norman owner of Belvoir Castle. 

Egbert le Gaunt, of Kirkby Woodhouse, gave to Wm. and 
Philip, his brothers, all the land which he had of 
Eobert de Insula in the villa of Kirkby Woodhouse, 
to hold the same of Nicholas, son of Eeginald de 
Insula. Witness John de Annesly, Nicholas de In- 
sula, Ealph Britton, etc. 

Sir John de Elyas, with Sir John Byron and other Knights 
were on a commission of inquiry concerning the 
manor of Eossall, Lincolnshire, 20th Edward I. 
(Hundred Eolls, page 248), Notices of Ellises. 

"Andrew de Eley (Elay) in 1296 held the manors of 
Broughton Astley, Higham and East Langton of 
Edmund Earl of Lancaster, brother to the King. ' ' 

Dolphin de Heley. The Whalley Eecords in the Surtees 
Society Publications, include the following notice of 
a family of De Heley, of Heley, in Lancashire, near 
the Yorkshire border: 

"In the hamlet of Heley dwelt a family probably 
of Saxon origin whose representative, soon after the 
Norman Conquest, assumed the name of De Heley, 
from his own place of residence. 


Dolphin De Heley lived about the middle of the 
12th century and had three sons, Henry, Adam and 

John, son of Henry, had two sons, Andrew and 
Adam, and died about 1272. 1st of Edward I, 
seized of his house at Heley as by deed now at Heley. 

This John had three brothers, viz: Geoffry de 
Heley, Jr., Eobert de Heley and Richard de Heley, 
who granted in his life time a third part of his lands 
in the Villa of Heley to his brother John. Orig. 
deeds and see Dug. Mon. VI, pp. 860-900. 

Andrew De Heley, son of John, released to Margret 
de Merlond at the Feast of tlie Invocation of the 
Holy Cross in 1310— 34th of Edw. II, his house at 
Heley which formerly belonged to John, his father. 
He married Avicia, daughter of Henry De Morland 
by Margery his wife, and had one son, Thomas, whose 
sole child, Avicia de Heley, married Adam, son of 
Nicholas de Okeden, and in 1338 released to her 
son Alexander, all her lands in the vale of Spotland. 

His descendant and co-heiress, Alicia de Okeden, 
married before 1445, John Chadwick of Heley: — 
Lane. Mss., Vol. XIII, pp. 152-3. 

It was the opinion of the late Charles Chadwick, 
Esq., F. S. A., of Mavison Eedware, an acute and 
intellectual antiquarian, that his Ancestor John Chad- 
wick was descended from Gamel, the Saxon Thane, of 

The arms long used prescriptively, appropriated 
and allowed by the Heralds are differenced only from 
the coat of Rochdale by the tincture of the field, st^em 
strongly to denote near affinity and consanguinity 
with the ancient Lords of the Manor. 

It does not appear to have occurred to Mr. Chad- 
wick that his Ancestors the Heleys, were descendants 
of the Saxon Lords of Rochdale, and that the highly 
prized "Gules an inescutcheon within an orl of 
Martletts argent" might have been conveyed by mar- 
riage or grant, or both through this Ancient House, 
to his family although other arms were subsequently 
assigned to the Heleys. ' ' 

Another Dolphin, * ' son of Ughtred of the blood 
royal of Northumberland, ' ' came into possession of 
Raby Castle, County Durham, sixteen miles north of 

Author's Note. — The arms of this family of 
Heely according to the Chadwick quarterings were 
Gules four lozenges engrailed in bend ermine — al- 
most identically the same arms as those of the noble 
Norman family of De Heilly or Hely mentioned else- 
where, and not unlike the arms of the Scottish El- 
liotts: — a bend engrailed gules, containing a lozenge. 

The names Alexander and Andrew in above pedi- 
gree indicate possible Scottish connections. There 
was a Dolphin son of Earl Gospatric, who held Car- 
lisle under Malcolm II, of Scotland, and who was de- 
feated and forced to evacuate Carlisle, on the Scottish 
Border, in 1095. See "See Pol. Hist. Gt. Britain." 



Edward II. 

Eichmond Yorkshire, in the year 1131. See previ- 
ous references to this. 

In the Evidences of John Ramsden, of Laseell Hall, 
Parish of Kirkburton, Rich'd de Northcrossland gave 
to John de Stamford, vicar of the Church of Hali- 
fax, all those lands, etc., in Byrton, Schelley, Helay, 
Ryley, of the gift of Dionisia, daughter of Adam, 
son of Adam de Heley. Witnesses: Sir John, son of 
William, Knight; Brian Thornhill, Knight; Wm. de 
Mirfield, John Sayvill, Rich'd de Eland, 23rd of Ed. 
Ill (1358). 

SiK Elaie de Midhope. Lord of Midhope and other manors 
of South Yorkshire. Connected with Rodolphe de 
Sheffield, ancestor of the Earls of Mulgrave and 
Duke's of Buckingham. This family of Sheffield origin- 
ally bore arms similar to those of Ely, viz: a fesse 
engrailed between 6 fleurs de lis, gules, the lilies 
being later changed to wheat sheaves or garbs. 

Adam de Elye, of Utterby, Lincolnshire. Accused of ' ' Lese 
Majesty" in 1301. Never tried. 

Known as Adam, son of Ricardi Elys. 

Richard de Elye, of Utterby. The arms of the Elys of 
Utterby were also used by Sir John and Sir Philip de 
Gayton [Gayton adjoins Utterby] Hamond, John, 
William and Walter took up the Cross in the last Cru- 
sade, 1270. 

John de Ely. Lord of Thornhaugh and Wiggesley, Not- 
tinghamshire, ninth of Edw. II. 
Unknown Arms in Clifton 
Church nearby: a fesse be- 
tween three fleurs de lis. 

Sir Peter de Illy, of Lincolnshire. Brother William took 
up the Cross in the last Crusade. 

"Sir Ely or Helias Walwyn. " Defeated Lluellin the 
last Prince of Wales. Married Maud, 
dau. of Sir Philip de Grandour. Had 
two sons, Richard and John. The 
latter became one of the King's Coun- 
cil and Treasurer of the Exchequer, 
12th of Ed. II, a trust which he dis- 
charged with singular credit, as at- 
tested by the King himself. 

Sir Ely died 1286. Family names 
of John, Philip, Thomas and Rich- 
ard. [From Burke.] This is cited as 
another instance of the name Ely be- 
ing associated with the ancient arms 
of Fitz Elys. Gules a bend ermine. 


Edward III. "Nicholas de Insula [Eegist. de Eelley] '' acquired lands 
1327-1377. of Hugh, son of Eoger, son of Herbert, by escheat at 

Kirkbv, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, 1333. 
Yles, of Scotland, bore arms, a fesse 

engrailed between 3 fleurs de 

John Eaixee, of Hohnfield, Derby- 
shire, transfers a toft and one 

bovat and one acre of land to 

Nicholas, son of Nicholas de 

Longford and Alice his wife, 

daughter of Dieneourt. 

' ' Ely Couet, ' ' "Wales. Held by family of Insole ; crest in- 
cludes fleur de lys. No date. 

Nicholas le Hele, of Hope, near Castleton, Derby. 

John Elye, on Derbyshire Subsidy Rolls. 

EiCHABD Hele, on Derbyshire Subsidy Eolls. 

Hugh Eylye, on Derbyshire Subsidy Eolls. 

Wii. Elye and wife and servant, on Derbvshire Subsidy 

Wm. Elys, of Monyashe, on Tithe Eolls. [Yeatman's 
Feudal Derbyshr.] 

Egbert de Elye, of Utterby. High Sheriff of London, 1330. 
Mar. Isabella, d. of John de Hakebury. 

EoGEE de Elye, of Utterby and Manor of Auehland in Bish- 
opric of Durham. High Sheriff of London, 1332. 
Mar. 1st, Sybil Chaucombe; 2nd, Alfrida de Appleby. 

Eichaed de Elye, of Utterby. married Joan, daughter of 
John, Earl of Eichmond [a tradition of the family 
at Utterby]. 
EiCHARD II. John de Ely, of L'tterby, married Alice, dau. of Nicholas 
1377-1399. Shelton. 

"William de Elte, of Utterby, married Johanna de Ottelay, 

EiCHARD DE Elye, of Utterby, Lincolnshire, mar. Catherine, 
d. of Sir John de Shelton. Calendar of Ancient 
Deeds, Vol. I, A 5571. 

Elias DE Brampton was a descendant of Fitz Ealph. The 
Knight Templars granted Hugh, son of Eobert of 
Brampton, the land which they had of Hugh, son of 
Ingram. Elye, of Lindeby in Brampton, received land 
called Wishmantoft for himself and wife Matilda, 
near land of "Walter de Luda (Louth?) [Feudal Der- 

Egbert Elie, of Newbold in Derbyshire, granted in 9th year 
of Eichard II land in Halliwellgate. [From an 
ancient charter in Chesterfield Chantry Eolls.] 
Henry TV. Johannes Ely. Vicar of the CoUegiate Church of Eipon, 
1399-1413. Yorkshire, 1400. His will in Latin is given in York- 

shire "Wills. 
Henry V. John Elys and brothers? Eobert and David, of Derbyshire 
1413-1422. at the battle of Azincourt (France), in the retinue of 

Lord Gray. [From Feudal Derbyshire. Yeatman.] 
In the ' ' Archives du Heraldique, ' ' France, ' ' Sieg- 
neurie David Elie, Chevalier Anglaise" is mentioned 
in connection with the family of Dumesnil du Buis- 
son. Normandy, 1424. 



Hexry VI. 

Heney VII. 

Henry VIII. 


From Pres- 

bury Eecords, 


Eogee de Elte. of Utterby married Johanna, dau. of 

Thomas Coffin. 
Geraed Elye. Eector of Langwith, near Mansfield, >ot- 

trnghamshire. Eobert EeveU Eector in 1682. 

Gervas Elye. t-. i. t. 

Thomas Elye, of Monyashe and Chelmorton, Derbyshr. 

"View of Frank Pledge." 
John Elys, of Whittington, near Chesterfield, Derbyshr. 

Grant of land in ' ' Hardwick Charters, ' ' 
John de Elye, of Utterby. Living 1466. 
Hugo Elye, of Castleton, Derbyshire. Fined, with others, 

' ' For oppressing the Commons. ' ' 
Thomas de Elye, of Utterby, on Tax Bolls. First and 

Third of Hv. VII. 
Eev. Xtophee [rel. Stephen] Ely. Presb. Eector of Bolton 

Church, Yorkshire, 1507. 
Eoland Ely, Jr., of Castleton, Derbyshr. A Juror of Court. 
John Elye, of Monyashe. Derbyshr. 
Eichaed de Elye, of Utterby, on Tax EoUs, 25th of Hy. 

Thomas Elye, of Utterby and Great Paunton. Lincoln- 
shire. Will 1545. Sons, Eichard, George and Leonard, 
George Ely, of Great Carlton, Lincolnshr. Will 1571. 

Had son John and three daughters. 
Geoege Ely. Baptised at Great Carlton, Line, 1580. 
Hugo Eylye, of Ashford, Derbyshire. 

r Thomas Elye. Mar. Jane NewaU, Wythington, 1571. 
Mact) Eeley [Eylee]. Mar. Eichard Ouldam, Bollington, 

I Maeie Ile. Died 1607. 

j Grace Eylye. Mar. Eobt. Pyckf orthe, 1588, Macclesfield. 

I Geoege Yleye. Mar. Margaret Gierke. 1595, KettleshoLme, 
Geoege Eylye. Mar. Jane Fallowes, 1594, Macclesfield. 

! George Iley. Mar. EUen Meas, 1632. 
Geoege Ely, of Lincolnshire. Student at Oxford Univer- 
sity, Feb. 20, 1564. Supposed to be ancestor of Na- 
thaniel Elv family of New England. 

Contemporarv with this date, the following biog- 
raphies of Eev! William and Eev. Humphry Ely, ap- 
pear in the Dictionary of National Biography 
(Stephen), and while they are not known to be con- 
nected with the family of York and Lincolnshires, 
their careers will no doubt be of interest: — 
Eet. William Ely. Catholic divine (d. 1609), brother of 
Dr. Humphry Ely (q. v.), was bom in Hereford- 
shire, and educated at Brasenose CoUege, Oxford, 
He graduated B. A. in 1546, and M. A. in 1549 
(Boase Eegister of the Univ. of Oxford, p. 212"). 
In 1552 he was appointed one of the clerks of the 
market. When Cranmer was brought to the stake to 
be burnt at Oxford, he took leave of some of his 
friends standing by, and seeing Ely among them 
went to shake him by the hand, but the latter, draw- 
ing back, said it was not lawful to salute heretics, 
especially one who falsely returned to the opinions 
he had "foresworn (Foxe,' Acts and Monuments, ed- 


Townsend VII, p. 89). Ely entered into holy orders, 
supplicated for the degree of B. D. 21 June, 1557, 
and had a preaching license under the seal of the 
University 25 Nov., 1558. He was always a catholic 
at heart, though he conformed for a while "in hopes 
that things would take another turn." In 1559 he 
was appointed the second president of St. John's 
College, Oxford, by Sir Thomas Pope, its founder, 
but about 1563 he was removed from that office on 
account of his refusal to acknowledge the supremacy 
of the queen over the church of England. Thereupon 
he was retired to the continent, and on his return 
became a laborious missioner in his own county of 
Hereford. At length being apprehended, he was com- 
mitted to Hereford gaol, where he spent the re- 
mainder of his life. In a report sent to the privy 
council in 1605, the high sheriff of Herefordshire 
says: "Mr. Elie, a prisoner there (at Hereford), is 
a setter forward of their (the Jesuits) desperate de- 
signs with all his might, having such liberty as that 
he rideth up and down the country as he listes. ' ' He 
died in the prison at a great age in 1609, "being 
then accounted by those of his persuasion a most holy 
confessor." Dodd says that "his years and strict- 
ness of his morals made him both fear'd and re- 
spected, not only by those of his own persuasion, but 
by most others: who never durst utter anything un- 
becoming a Christian in his presence" (Church Hst. 
II, p. 71). 

(Wood's Athena Oxon. (Bliss), I, 739, Fasti, I, 
153; Fuller's Church Hist. (Brewer), IV, p. 241; 
Gillow's Bibl. Diet.; Foley's Eecords, IV, p. 370, 
453; Strype's Cranmer, p. 389, folio. Wood's An- 
nals (Gutch), pp. 126, 143; Wood's Colleges and 
Halls (Gutch), pp. 538, 543. T. C. 

Humphrey Ely, LL.D. Died 1604, catholic divine, brother 
of William Ely (q. v.), president of St. John's 
College, Oxford, was a native of Herefordshire. 
After studying for some time at Brasenose College, 
Oxford, he was elected a scholar of St. John's Col- 
lege in 1566, but on account of his attachment to the 
catholic faith he left the university without a de- 
gree, and proceeding to the English College at Douay 
was there made a licentiate in the canon of civil 
laws. He appears to have been subsequently created 
LL.D. In July 1577 he and other students of law 
formed a community in the town of Douay, and 
resided together in a hired house. This establish- 
ment was soon broken up by the troubles at- 
tributed to the machinations of the Queen of Eng- 
land's emissaries, who had probably excited the 
passions of the Calvinist faction. Ely was hooted 
as a traitor in the streets of Douay, and the mem- 
bers of his community and of the English College 
were subjected to frequent domiciliary visits 
which satisfied the municipal authorities but not the 
populace. In consequence Dr. (afterwards Cardinal) 


Allen found it necessary to remove the college from 
Douay to Eheims in 1578. After studying divinity 
at Eheims, Ely accompanied Allen to Eome in August, 
1579, when the dissensions had occurred in the Eng- 
lish college there, but he returned with him to 
Eheims in the following spring. During his stay at 
Eome, Allen employed him in revising several contro- 
versial books (Letters and Memorials of Cardinal 
AUen, Hist. Introd., p. Lll, req.; Douay Diaries, pp. 
130, 136). 

In June, 1580, he paid a visit to England, disguised 
as a merchant, traveling under the name of Harvard 
or Howard. There sailed in the same vessel with him 
three priests, Edward Eishton, Thomas Cottam (q. 
v.), and John Hart. On their landing at Dover the 
searchers arrested Cottam and Hart, and the mayor, 
supposing that Ely was a military man, requested 
him to convey Cottam to London, and hand him over 
to Lord Cobham, governor of the Cinque ports. 
When they were out of the town, Ely allowed his 
prisoner to go at large, but Cottam, entertaining 
scruples about the danger which his friend might 
incur, insisted on giving himself up, and was after- 
wards executed. Ely was committed to prison, but 
soon obtained his release, probably on account of his 
not being a priest (Foley, Eecords, II, 150 req.). 
On 23d April, 1581, he arrived at Eheims, out of 
Spain, and the following month visited Paris, in com- 
pany with Allen. He was ordained sub-deacon at 
Laon on 8 March 1581-2, deacon at Chalons-sur- 
Marne on the 31st of same month, and priest on 14 
April, 1582. On 22 July, 1586, he left Eheims for 
Pont-a-Mousson, where he had been appointed by the 
Duke of Lorraine to the professorship of the canon 
and civil laws, and he occupied that chair till his 
death on 15 March, 1603-4. He was buried in the 
church of the nuns of the order of St. Clare. Dodd 
says ' ' Ely was a person of great candour and remark- 
able hospitality ; and as he had a substance, he parted 
with it cheerfully; especially to his countrymen, who 
never failed of a hearty welcome, as their necessi- 
ties obliged them to make use of his home. He was 
of a charitable and reconciling temper, and took no 
small pains to make up the differences that happened 
among the missioners upon account of the archpriests 

He wrote "Certaine Brief e Notes upon a Brief e 
Apologie set out under the name of the Priests united 
to the Archpriest. Drawn by an unpassionate secular 
Prieste, friend to both partyes but more friend to 
the truth. Whereunto is added a severall answeare 
into the particularites objected against certaine Per- 
sons," Paris (1603), 12 'mo. This work elicited by 
Parson's (Brief Apology), was written by Ely 
shortly before his death and published by an anony- 
mous editor, probably Dr. Christopher Bagshaw (q. 
v.). It was an important contribution to the arch- 


priest controversy. A copy of the book, probably 
unique, is in the Grenville Library, British Museum. 
Ely wrote in English, with a view to publication, the 
lives of some of the martyrs in Elizabeth's reign, aa 
appears from a letter addressed by him from Pont-a- 
MoussoD, 20 June or July, 1587, to Father John Gib- 
bons, S. J., rector of the College of Treves. 
Nicholas Helay, of Heley Hall, Lancashire. 
Thomas Healey, of Healey, 1595. 
Rev. Eichard Elye. Parish of Eochedale, Lancashire. 
Thomas Ely, of Utterby. In published list of Lincolnshire 
Gentry, 1600. 
James I. Geoege Ely, of Lincolnshire. In Oxford University Eeg- 
1603-1625. ister. 

Hugo Elie, of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Daughter Alicia 

baptised at Church of All Saints, 1614. 
John Iley. On Subsidy Eolls, Ashford, Derbyshire, 1626. 
John Eley, Gentle>ian. Patron of Crich Church, Derby- 
Charles I. Thomas Ely, Philip, Eichard, Anne, Mary and Sara Ely 
1625-1649. mentioned in Lincolnshire Eoyalist Composition Pa- 

Thomas Ely, of London, Gentleman, granted land in Mans- 
field, Nottinghamshire, from the Crown, 1646. 
Ely, of Eichmond, Yorkshire. 

A family of Ely, of Eich- 
mond, Yorkshire, is given in 
Burke's General Armory. There 
are two places of the name in 
the County of York, one the 
City of Eichmond and the other 
a hamlet near Sheffield, adjoining 
Ballifield Hall (the Estate of the 
Stacye family). There is at this 
hamlet a "Eichmond Park," 
which was at one time occupied 
by the Harrisons and also by a 
family of Boroughs. In the York- 
shire visitation, Ely of Eichmond 
CY «>= RicHMc»/o pedigree ends in a family of 
' ' Boroughs or Brough. ' ' Evi- 
dently the Eichmond Park was the 
• seat of a branch of the family re- 

ferred to in the visitation. 
George Ely. First appears in property transfers of Mans- 
field, Nottinghamshire, about 1645; married Sarah, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth Heath, of Mansfield. 
Their children were: 

Eebecca, who married Mahlon Stacy, of Dore 
House, were Quakers, removed to Trenton, New 
Jersey, 1678. 
Elizabeth, buried at Ballifield Hall, in the private 

burying ground of the Stacyes. 

Euth, married Lionel Eevell. 
Joshua, a minor at his father's death, a ward of 


Ckomwell Mahlon Stacy; married Mary Senior, and later 

AND removed to Trenton, New Jersey, 1683. 

Chakles II. Hugh Ely, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Mercer, married 
1649-1685. Marie Roos, of Bilsthorpe, Notts., Oct., 1679. Had 

son George. 

Bilsthorpe, located a few miles east of Mansfield, in 
Nottinghamshire, was the property of the Roos family 
of Laxton, who were descendants of Roos, the Feudal 
Baron in time of King Henry I, a benefactor of the 
Knight Templars. The Roos family of Laxton were 
also descendants of the family of Albinni (Modern 
Abney) of Belvoir Castle, Nottinghamshire, and also 
ancestors of the present Dukes of Rutland. 

From (Burke's Dormant and Ext. Peerages, 1866) : 
Robert, Lord Roos of Castle of Hamlake in York, 
married Isabel, daughter of William, King of 
Robert, of Werk and Kendall, married Margaret, 
daughter of Peter Bruss (Bruce) of Kendall, 
Lord of Skelton. 
William, Baron of Kendall, married Darvogill, 
daughter of Allen, Lord of Galloway, Constable 
of Scotland, nephew to the King. 
William, Lord of Ingmanthorpe, Nottinghamshire. 
Sir Robert, Lord of Stretton, married Eliz., daugh- 
ter of Sir John Middleton. 
John, of Laxton, married daughter of Sir Myles 

William, of Laxton, married Elinor, daughter of 
Wandisford. Followed in succession by Hum- 
phrey, Richard, William, Edward and Anthony, 
all of Laxton. 
Launcelot Ely, of Watnall, Nottinghamshire, mentions in 
his will brother Robert, relations George, Thomas, 
Ann, Elizabeth and Alice, a son Launcelot Ely, Jr., 
Hugh Ely, of Monyashe, Derbyshire, married at Chester- 
field, Derbyshire, Rosamund Bullock. 
From Pedigree in Derbyshire Records: — 


Eobert Barley, of | | 

Barley, Esq. m. Eliz. Hardwicke, d. of J. Hardwicke George of Barley 

of Hardwicke Hall. m. d. of Sir — 

She was afterwards Countess of Frechville, Knt. 

Shrewsbury, and Ancestress 

of present Duke of 


Eliza. Alice, Dorothy, 
m. Talbot. 

Peter, James m. d. Strelley 

of Beauchief Abbey, 

Rosamond, 1611, m. Henry 
Bullock of Brampton. 

Sarah m. 

John Beresford of 

Newton Grange. 

Eosamond m. Hugh Ely of Monyashe 
at Chesterfield, Derbyshire. 

There is an imposing tomb of the Bullock family in St. Alkmund's 
Church, Derby, containing the effigy of a man in a gown, with a book in his 
hand and another under his head. The end of the tomb contains the 
Bullock arms, empaled with other arms: a fesse engrailed between six 
crosslets. The family of Barley occupied the Manor of Stoke in 1473. The 
ancient Manor of Barley was held by the Abitot family, a branch of which 
is supposed to have taken the name. In the chapel of the church is a 
tomb of Robert Barley, 1464, and other mementos of this ancient family. 
Elizabeth Hardwick, who married the Robert Barley of the 16th century, 
after his death became the wife of Sir William Cavendish at Broadgate, the 
property of Grey, Marquis of Dorset, and afterwards Duke of Suffolk, 
who was evidently an intimate friend, as he and his wife, granddaughter 
of Henry VII and their daughters Jane and Catherine Grey were among 
the list of godparents of the children whom Elizabeth bore to her hus- 
band, writes Festing. They resided at Chatsworth. The Revells of Ogston 
were also apparently on terms of close friendship with them, for among 
the notes in the pocketbook of Sir Wm. Cavendish is the following: 
"Lucres my 16th childe and the 8 by the same woman was borne on Shrove 
Tuesdaie in the morninge between 2 and 3, viz the Second Dale of Marche, 
Annis P. and M 3° & 4° (1557). The domynicall Letter then C. At the 
Christening of the Child, my sister Knyveton and Francis my Daughter 
were God Mothers and Mr. John Revell of Shirland (Ogston) God Father 
and at Bishoppinge" (vide Derbyshire Arch. Jour., 1907.). 

After the death of her second husband Lady Cavendish married Sir Wm. 
St. Lo who at his death willed her another vast fortune, and in due course 
she took for a fourth mate, George, the Great Earl of Shrewsbury, who was 
made the unwilling custodian of Mary Queen of Scots, during her stay in 
Derbyshire, by Queen Elizabeth. 


From photograph taken in 1903 


Ancient property of the Beresfords 

From a recent photograph 


Dorothy Elet (daughter of John of Bakewell, Derbyshire?) born 1638, mar- 
ried July 17, 1665, to Nicholas Thornhill, of Thornhill, Yorkshire. 
Their son John married, 1696, Anne Bache. Their children were: 
1 — Bache (heir). 
2— Nicholas, b. 1704, d. 1768. 
3 — Henry, of Mansfield Woodhouse, m. d. of Kev. Thos. Holden, of 

4 — Thomas, merchant of London. 
5 — Hannah, married S. Heathcote, of Derby. 
6 — Eliz., married George Harrington, of Chester. 
7 — Anne, m. C. Harding, M. D. 

8 — Dorothy, m. Sir Wm. Eobinson, Bart, of Newby, York, from 
whom the present Earl of Eipon descends. 
"Mr. John Ely" died at Mansfield, 1710. 
George Ely, son of Hugh of Mansfield, baptized at Mansfield. 
Ely Stansfield, Vicar of Newark, Notts, of the ancient family of Stans- 
field of Stansfield, Yorkshire. Had uncles Joshua, George and Ely. 
One was a captain of Parliamentary forces under Fairfax at 
Atherton Moor. 
Thomas Ely. In Brailsford Church, 1711. "April 16, Samuel, son of 
Thomas Ely, was baptized aged 16, having received only before 
when an infant a mock baptism of the Presbyterians." 
Major John Eley. In the Parish Church of Youlgreaves, in the Deanery 
of High Peak, located about three miles from Monyashe, the home 
of Hugh Ely in 1640-50, there is a memorial to John Eley, Major 
Commandant of the Artillery in the East India service. The stone 
slab is embedded in the wall of the church and has upon it the fol- 
lowing inscription: "In the vault beneath are deposited in hopes of 
a joyful resurrection the remains of John Eley, Esq., of Alport in 
this Parish. Major and Commandant of Artillery in the service of 
the Honorable The East India Company at Fort St. George, and all 
the coast of Coromandel. On his resignation he received the thanks 
by letter from the Honorable Board of Directors in testimony of his 
gallant and faithful service during twenty-five years. In him society 
lost a valuable member, and the Parish a liberal Benefactor. He 
departed this life April 4th, 1793, aged seventy-four years. Also by 
his side lie the remains of his only son, James John Barker Eley, by 
Mary, his wife — who departed this life February 27th, 1792, aged 
two years and nine months. Major Eley bequeathed 'to the widows 
and widowers of the Parish who have never been troublesome, forty 
shillings every Christmas for ever. ' ' 

This Major Eley may have been a cousin of the Mansfield family 
of Elys. He at one time owned all of the hamlet of Alport near 
Youlgreaves and his old home is still standing (see photograph). It 
is now used as a hotel. The author had the pleasure of getting a 
pretty good lunch there on his foot journey from Youlgreaves to 
the Eowsley Inn in 1903. The proprietor knew little of the former 
landlord and appeared to be somewhat apprehensive when asked 
the particulars of the property. He evidently suspected his inter- 
locutor of being in search of defects in the title. He did say, how- 
ever, that either Major Eley's son or nephew had led a gay life and 
the last seen of him was on the streets of London selling matches. 

A part of this property at Alport had formerly been in the pos- 
session of the Bullock family, who were connected by marriage with 
Hugh Ely, of Monyashe, about 1650. 


Extracts from the ' ' Gentleman 's Magazine, ' ' London. 

Mb. Ely. The First Clerk to the Earl of Salisbury, Lord Chamberlain to 
the King 1793. Shot himself. Interred at Winstre, Derbyshire, 
where he had an estate and where his brother resides. 

Mrs. Ely, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Ely and mother of Mrs. Sykes 
of Nottingham. [Obituary notice.] 

Miss Martha Ely married to Mr. Chamberlain, the Attorney at Derby, 

Mr. Eley at Wirksworth, Derby. Cotton mfr. Married to Miss Juce, 1793. 

Mr. George Ely of Wakefield, Yorkshire, died suddenly at Harrowgate, 
June, 1806, aged 45. 

Sir John Elley of Leeds, Yorkshire. Member of Parliament for Windsor, 
Governor of Galway. A staunch supporter of Sir Eobert Peel; 
Lieut. General; decorated with the Order of the Guelph. Buried in 
Windsor Chapel. See Dictionary of National Biography. 

In the ' ' Percy Anecdotes, ' ' an English publication, a story is re- 
lated of a " Sir John Ely, ' ' who at the Battle of Waterloo, asked 
permission to lead the famous Scots Greys, Horse Guards and Oxford 
Blues in the cavalry charge. It was granted and in the severe 
fighting which followed, Sir John being surrounded is said to have 
cut his way single handed from his perilous position, owing to his 
great strength and stature, and skill in swordsmanship. In 1903 there 
were unclaimed funds to the credit of a Sir John Elly in the Bank 
of England. 

George Ely. Bank Examiner, London, 1903. Gives his descent as follows: 
1720 John, 1750 Daniel, 1780 George, who had brother Reverend 
John, of Leeds, Yorkshire, a writer on ecclesiastical subjects; 1813, 
George, who had brothers Daniel John, Robert, and John James, 
thirteen children in all; 1839 George, brothers Robert George, John 
and Richard, eleven in family. Mr. Ely possesses a seal ring, an 
heirloom of his family, containing the fleur de lis. 

Maj. Gen'l Hy. Frederick Winchelsea Ely. Served with the 99th 
Regiment throughout the Campaign of 1860 in China. Rec'd 
"medal with clasp." Also served throughout the Zulu war of 1879. 
[Rec'd medal with clasp.] 

Rev. Wm. Henry Eley. Rector of Deene and Chaplain to the Countess of 
Cardigan. B. A. Trinity College, Dublin, and Doctor of Laws. A 
descendant of a branch of the Elyes of Lincolnshire, who migrated 
about 1698 from Lincolnshire into Kent when an Ely married 
a widow named Underwood, and became possessed of the greater 
part of the Parish of Jong near Sittingbourne in Kent. Until the 
year 1772 there never was more than one and only son, who was 
always William Ely, but in 1772 the then W. Ely had two sons, 
William and John. The latter, John, obtained a commission in the 
35th Regiment and was killed at Vellore in India 10 July, 1806. 
Lieut. Eley, with Capt. Popham, 5 sergeants, 4 corporals and 70 
privates of the 69th Regiment, to which he had been transferred, 
were cut to pieces (the whole of them) by the mutineers. About 
this period the name had another E added, how or why we do not 
know, and became ' ' Eley ' ' though their progenitors at Jong in Kent 
had previously been Ely. The crest that was used by this branch of 
the family was and is now a mailed arm holding a fleur de lis with 
the motto ' ' Constans Contraria Spernit. ' ' 


The Elys of Geeat Caklton and Utterby, Lincolnshire. 

Utterby Manor, Lincolnshire, appears to have been 
held by the family of Ely or by other families with whom 

they were connected, as early as 
the Norman Conquest. As will be 
noted in the preceding chronology, 
Walter and Robert De Insula held 
lands at that period at Ludboro, 
which lies adjacent to the present 
Utterby and probably included 
the latter manor. From this early 
date, down to the sixteenth cen- 
tury the family name was asso- 
ciated with this property but no 
published pedigree is found in the 
English records. The present in- 
cumbent of Utterby, L. C. R. 
Norris-Elye, Esq., is Lord of the 
Manor and Patron and Improprietor of the Church of 
St. Andrew. He states that at the time of the Common- 
wealth the Elyes of Utterby were royalists and aided in 
the organization of the Lincolnshire Troop for Charles 
I, and that when Cromwell's Army invaded the county, 
the old Manor House was demolished and many ancient 
records were destroyed. The former buildings were 
much more imposing that those of the present day. 

The following pedigree of the Utterby family is from 
MSS. Heralds' College, London, see ' ' Lincolnshr. Pedi- 
grees. ' ' A more complete chart brought down to the pres- 
ent time is in the possession of Mr. Norris-Elye at Ut- 

Ely of Great Carlton & Utterby. 

Arms: — Argent a fesse engrailled between six fleurs 
de lis, sable. 



John Ely of Great Carlton, m. Elizabeth d. of William Webster of Somer- 
cotes. Had children: 

Francis, b. at Gt. Carlton, 27 Aug., 1571. 
Francis, b. at Gt. Carlton, 2 Sept., 1575. 
Thomas of Utterby, m., 1627, Mary, d, and co-heir of Wm. Hansard, 

of Langton and Biscathorpe. 
George, bapt. Gt. Carlton, July 2, 1580. 
WiUiam, bapt. Gt. Carlton, May 3, 1583. 
Eobert, bapt. Feby. 27, 1585. 
EUzabeth, bapt. Gt. Carlton, July 30, 1588. 
Benjamin. Instituted at Utterby Vicarage, Oct. 2, 1631. 

Thomas Ely of Utterby, son of Thomas above, m. Elizabeth, d. of Sir 
Charles Bolle, Knt. of Thorpe Hall. m. 1639. Living 1680. Ex- 
ecutor to his father-in-law 1660. Had brothers, William, Kiehard; 
sisters, Mary, bur. at Louth, 15 July, 1635; Sarah, bur. at Louth, 
Oct. 30, 1636. Ann, died 1634. 

John Ely of Utterby, son of Thomas, above, m. Sarah, dau. of John or 
Thomas Vesey, of Brampton, County York. Had sister Bridget liv- 
ing 1651. 

John Ely of Utterby, mar. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Burton of Spaulding. 
Had sister Elizabeth, mar. Thos. Sedgewick, Clerk, Little Grimsby, 
25 Feby., 1696. 

John Ely of Utterby, mar. Katherine, dau. of Eustace White, of Sleaford. 
Children : 
John (S. P.). 
Mary (S. P.). 
Katherine (S. P.). 
Sarah. Heiress, married Richard Towne. 

This pedigree is continued on the chart at Utterby to 
the present, through the families of Towne and Norris- 

In the above record it will be noted that George Ely's 
mother was a Webster, and his two sisters, who died 
young, were both named Frances. In the Revell pedi- 
gree, Thomas Eevell of Chesterfield and later of New 
Jersey, cousin of Joshua Ely of New Jersey, is a son 
of Edward Eevell and Frances Webster. The relation- 
ship between Joshua Ely and Thomas Eevell may have 
been through the Websters, which would establish the 
descent of th-e New Jersey and Mansfield, England, fam- 
ily of Elys from the Utterby line. 

The Vesey connection gives a famous ancestry to the 
Elyes of Utterby, including the Eevell s of Ogston and 
the family of Bosville who were descendants of the 
ancient Lords of Hallamshire. 




Vesey Pedigree. 

Tbom Hunter's Deanery of Doncastek. 

BoGEB Vesey, m. Alice, d. of Walter de Brampton. 

Hugh Vesey, of Brampton, m. Eliz., dau. of Hugh Twisle. 

John Vesey, m. Anne, d. of J. Constantine. 

Egbert Vesey, m. Ellen, d. of M. Bosville. 

John Vesey, m. Joan, d. of Hugh Kevell of Shirland (Ogston). 

Thomas Vesey, m. Jane, d. of Thos. Eyre, of High Lowe. 

EoBERT Vesey, m. Jane, d. of Chr: Kendall of Tickhill. 

William Vesey of Brampton, m. Eliz: d. of Eichard Stevenson. 

William Vesey of Brampton, m. Margery, d. of E. Bunting of Eotherham. 

John Vesey of Brampton, m. Alice, d. of Trubishaw. Had brother 

William, who mar. d. of Sir Thos. Hewitt of Shire Oaks., and two 

daughters: — 

Elizabeth, who mar. F. Bradshaw of Bradshaw, 1652, and 2nd John 

BoUe of Thorpe HaU, Co. Lincoln. 

Sarah, who mar. John Ely of Utterby Manor, Co. Lincoln. 

The Veseys, name originally spelled De Vesci, were the 
ancient Lords of Alnwick Castle in the time of William 
I. and the Magna Carta. Motto : Sub Hoc Signo Vinces. 
lArms in Brampton church. 


alnwick castle, northumberland. founded by the family of vesey. 


Thorpe Hall, the estate of the family of Bolle, men- 
tioned in the Ely pedigree, is a very picturesque place 
at the end of West Gate, near Louth and a few miles 
from Utterby. It was built in 1584 by the famous Eliza- 


bethan Captain, Sir John Bolle, who is the hero of the 
well-known Ballad of the Spanish Lady which occurs 
in Percy's Collection, reproduced below. Sir John Bolle 
was at the siege of Cadiz under Essex in 1596, and after 
its surrender, had the custody of a young lady of high 
position who fell in love with her captor, and on learning 
that he was already married, insisted on retiring to a 
Nunnery. Her portrait, which was in a green dress, 
whence her popular name of the Green Lady, is now un- 
happily lost, but a necklace of two hundred and ninety- 
eight pearls, which she sent to Lady Bolle is preserved at 
Ravensfield Park, in Yorkshire nearby. 

The Green Lady's ghost is said to still haunt Thorpe 
Hall. There is a secret chamber in the panelling. 

The Spanish Lady's Love for An Englishman. 

' ' Will you hear a Spanish lady, 

How she wooed an Englishman? 
Garments gay, as rich as may be, 

Decked with jewels she had on. 
Of a comely countenance and grace was she. 

And by birth and parentage of high degree. 

As his prisoner there* he kept her, 

In his hands her life did lye; 
Cupid's bands did tye them faster, 

By the liking of an eye. 
In his courteous company was all her joy, 

To favour him in anything she was not coy. 

But at last there came commandment 

For to set the ladies free, 
"With their jewels still adorned, 

None to do them injury. 
Then said this lady mild : Full woe is me, 

O let me still sustain this kind captivity. 

Gallant captain, shew some pity 

To a lady in distresse ; 
Leave me not within this city 

For to dye in heavinesse : — 
Thou has set this present day my body free, 

But my heart in person still remains with thee. 

*In the town of Cadiz. 








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"How should 'st thou, fair lady, love me. 

Whom thou know'st thy country's foe? 
Thy fair words make me suspect thee; 

Serpents lie where flowers grow. ' ' 
All the harm I wishe to thee, most courteous knight, 

God grant the same upon my head may fully light. 

Blessed be the time and season, 

That you came on Spanish ground ; 
If you may our foes be termed, 

Gentle foes we have you found ; 
With our city, you have won our hearts each one. 

Then to your country bear away, that is your own. 

"Rest you still, most gallant lady, 

Rest you still, and weep no more ; 
Of fair lovers there are plenty, 

Spain doth yield you wonderous store. ' ' 
Spaniards fraught with jealousy we oft do find. 

But Englishmen throughout the world are counted kind. 

Leave me not unto a Spaniard, 

Thou alone enjoy 'st my heart; 
I am lovely, young, and tender, 

Love is likewise my desert ; 
Still to serve thee day and night my mind is prest; 

The wife of every Englishman is counted blest. 

' ' It would be a shame, fair lady, 

For to bear a woman hence ; 
English soldiers never carry 

Any such without offence. " 
I'll quickly change myself, if it be so, 

And like a page will follow thee where'er thou go. 

' ' I have neither gold or silver 

To maintain thee in this case. 
And to travel is great charges, 

As you know, in every place." 
My chains and jewels every one shall be thy own. 

And the ten thousand pounds in gold that lies unknown. 

"On the seas are many dangers, 

Many storms do there arise, 
Which will be to ladies dredful, 


And force tears from watery eyes." 
Well in troth I shall endure extremity, 

For I could find in heart to lose my life for thee. 

"Courteous lady, leave this fancy, 

Here comes all that breeds the strife; 
I in England have already 

A sweet woman to my wife ; 
I will not falsify my vow for gold or gain, 

Nor yet for all the fairest dames that live in Spain." 

how happy is that woman 
That enjoys so true a friend ! 

Many happy days God send her; 

Of my suit I make an end; 
On my knees I pardon crave for my offense. 

Which did from love and true affection first commence. 

Commend me to thy lovely lady, 

Bear to her this chain of gold* 
And these bracelets for a token 

Grieving that I was so bold; 
All my jewels in like sort bear thou with thee 

For they are fitting for thy wife but not for me. 

1 will spend my days in prayer, 
Love and all his laws defye; 

In a nunnery will I shroud me, 

Far from any companye : 
But ere my prayers have an end, be sure of this 

To pray for thee and for thy love I shall not miss. 

Thus farewell, most gallant Captain ! 

Farewell, too, my heart's content! 
Count not Spanish ladies wanton, 

Though to thee my love was bent: 
Joy and true prosperity goe still with thee, 

"The like fall ever to thy share, most fair ladie." 

That the younger sons of the old parent stem at Ut- 
terby have maintained a good reputation is indicated by 
the following inscriptions in Addlethorpe church, twenty 
miles away, in memory of Thomas Ely, died Dec. 16, 

*Vide, the portrait of Sir John Bolle, with the chain round his neck. 


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1783: ''Plain in his form but rich in mind. Religious, 
quiet, honest, meek and kind" and another to Anthony 
P. Ely, died Dec. 28, 1800: "Here lies a flower clipped 
in the bud, who took delight in doing good. ' ' 

In the summer of 1903 the author had the pleasure of 
spending a week end as the guest of Mr. Norris-Elye at 
Utterby. The following extract from a letter written at 
the time, with a few additions will best describe the old 
home of one branch of the family in England : 

Charles Joseph Elye Norris-Elye, the oldest son, who 
recently took holy orders at Durham University, met 
me at the station at Louth in a very high wheeled dog- 
cart. He had thoughtfully brought with him an extra 
overcoat, for which I was thankful as it was quite cold 
and that night we had frost. We had a fine drive of 
four miles along one of the best of roads bordered by a 
continuous line of high hedges. We found the family 
awaiting dinner: — The Senior, Mrs. Norris-Elye, her 
sister, three daughters, one son Leonard Towne Norris- 
Elye, and I later learned of another son, Cuthbert, who 
was off attending school. 

After a cordial greeting I was led to the end of the 
hall and relieved of my two overcoats and hat, and given 
to understand that during my stay I was to be sole pro- 
prietor of a certain brace of pegs on the rack where 
I would always find my "top coat and hat" etc. I 
naturally began to feel much at home and my liking for 
our English kindred was increasing. I escorted Mrs. 
Norris-Elye to dinner followed by the other members of 
the family. In the dining room were two portraits of 
the 16th or 17th century, one I was informed was sup- 
posed to be an Ely and the other a lady, not known. I 
have since seen an exact counterpart of the portrait, 
which was of Lady Sunderland. After dinner the Rector, 
a Mr. Pennington, called and after a pleasant hour in 
the drawing-room the ladies retired and the gentlemen 
repaired to the library, where more refreshments were 
served. The questions about America were numberless, 
and I had as many to ask about England and English 
ways. We studied the pedigree chart such as are to be 
found in all old English manor houses, and they in turn 
were particularly interested in my description of a trip 


to the summit of Pike's Peak in Colorado. The wild 
west to an Englishman is the ne plus ultra of American 
life. The clock struck one, as we turned in for the night. 
Sunday morning, after breakfast, I was shown about the 
place and told stories of the Ely, Norris and Towne 
families. During alterations to the Manor house a few 
years ago, in digging up a foundation of the old house 
a skeleton of a very tall man was discovered. Leonard 
suggested that he was probably killed in the battle with 
Cromwell who had smashed the old manor house and 
part of the church. The old moat which surrounded 
the place is now a circular pond overgrown with luxuri- 
ant trees and shrubbery. One of the oldest landmarks 
is a 14th century stone bridge crossing this moat. The 
construction is peculiar and the masonry much worn. 

At eleven the chimes in the church called us hence and 
the entire family in their best with all four men under 
silk hats, marched across the lawn for service. After 
the sermon I was introduced to a young middy on shore 
leave from either the Battleship "Blake" or "Bellero- 
phon. ' ' 

In the church, which is very ancient Norman, are the 
Ely arms quartered with Sedgwick and several inter- 
esting memorial slabs, one of which I copied the next 
morning. On the Manor House wall is a large stone over 
the porch imbedded in the wall containing the engraved 
arms of Ely empaled (united) with those of Hansard 
surmounted by an esquire's helmet and the Ely crest: 
an arm erect holding a fleur de lis. The date on the 
stone is 1639. Mr. Norris-Elye informed me that this 
stone was originally over the entrance gates in a wall 
adjoining the house. 

At the Railway Station the day before while waiting 
for the arrival of the dog-cart, I asked the station-master 
if he knew of the family of Ely living at Utterby and he 
replied, "Oh, yes, sir! a very ancient family in these 
parts. They entertained an East Indian Prince" (whose 
picture I was later shown). Mr. Norris-Elye 's brother- 
in-law is a great nephew of Sir Walter Scott. In the 
afternoon, L'Oste, one of the daughters, Lennie (Leon- 
ard) and I with three dogs started on a jaunt across the 
green fields and up the Lincolnshire wolds, immediately 


west of the house and the first rise of land from the 
shore of the North Sea six miles to the East. From the 
summit we could see one of the prettiest of rural land- 
scapes with the North Sea and the mouth of the Humber 
in the distance, one continuous garden dotted with red 
tiled and brick English homes, hedges, and large flocks 
of the world-famous Lincolnshire sheep. Had the Ut- 
terby Elyes, two hundred and twenty-five years before, 
stood there to get a last glimpse of the little ship the 
' ' Shield " as it sailed out from the Humber on its voyage 
to the New World, having on board the band of Colonists 
including Mahlon and Rebecca (Ely) Stacye and Thomas 
and Elizabeth Revell with their families ? On our return 
we all had tea in the dining-room with the Rector called 
affectionately "Rector" and a Mr. Appleby of Louth. 
At six we attended church again, and at 7.30 P. M. sat 
down to supper, after which we spent another evening 
in conversation. 

Next morning Lennie went shooting at 3 o'clock and 
came back while we were at breakfast. At eight I was 
driven to Ludborough station two miles away, and bid 
farewell to a family with whom our American Elys could 
well be proud to claim relationship. Mr. Norris-Elye 
was formerly Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, but 
was compelled to give up his duties owing to poor health. 
Leonard has since I believe entered at Cambridge, and 
Charles, the oldest son, is a Curate in Herefordshire. 


The Elys of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. 

In 1645 the name of George Ely, ancestor of the New 
Jersey family appears first in the Manor Court Eecords 
of Mansfield. He may have come from across the Derby- 
shire border a few miles to the west, where the names of 
George, Hugh and John Ely are found, or from the 
north in the vicinity of Calverly, Yorkshire, where the 
Stansfields of Stansfield resided and had Christian 
names of Ely, Joshua, George, John and James and 
where one Joshua Ely son of James appears in the 
records, or from Utterby Manor, Lincolnshire, about 
forty miles to the East, where a George Ely appears on 
the pedigree at a date at which he might have been a 
father or grandfather of George of Mansfield. 

He evidently came a courting, for he married soon 
after, Sarah^ the daughter of John and Elizabeth Heath 
of Mansfield, and as shown in the following report from 
the College of Arms, became a leaseholder of church 
property at the head of West Gate. 

At about this date, 1646, according to Harrod's His- 
tory of Mansfield, a '^ Thomas Ely of London, Gentle- 
man," with one other received a grant of 90 acres of 
meadow land in Mansfield from King James II for which 
was paid £560, 8s. and 6d. 

There was also a Hugh Ely residing in Mansfield thirty 
years later, who named a son George; while in 1710 
the death of "Mr. John Ely" is recorded. However, the 
transfers of the property of George Ely indicate that his 
children were Sarah, Rebecca, Ruth, Elizabeth and 
Joshua, but no other sons. 

Of these children Rebecca married, in 1668, Mahlon 
Stacye of Dorehouse, Yorkshire, Gentleman, at the home 
of Godfrey Watkinson, then Vicar of Cloune, and a rela- 
tive of the Stacyes. Dorehouse was a leased property 
situated adjacent to Ballifield Hall, the main property 



of the Stacye family, in the Parish of Handsworth, near 
Sheffield. (See article on Stacye.) 

Ruth married Lionel Revell, a son no doubt of Lionel 
Revell who was baptized at Dronfield, Derbyshire, 3rd 
June, 1632, who joined the Society of Friends. Hunter 
gives this Lionel 's descent from the Revell Grange branch 
of the family of Revell as follows : 

Revel — 

Sir John Revel in Coun. Warwick. 
1 — Thomas second son, County Derby. 

1 A— Edward, 4th of Edward II.— (1311.) 

IB — Thomas, knighted for his prowess and admired valour, 5th of 
Edw. II. 
IB — Thomas: Three sons: — 

2A — Thomas. Removed to Stannington, Yorkshire. 

2B — Edward. From whom the Revells of Stannington (Revell 
Grange) descend. 

2C — Richard. Knighted. 
2B — Edward, four sons: — 

3A — Gregory — Knighted, 9th Henry IV. 

3B— Sir John. 

3C — Thomas. 

3D— Rowland. 
3B — Sir John, three sons: — 

4A— Sir Thomas, 2nd Henry VI. 

4B— William. 

4C — Gregory. Knighted. 
4A — Sir Thomas, four sons — 

5A — Sir John. 

5B — Tristram. 

5C — Richard. 

5D— William of Rickardfield. 
5A — Sir John, two sons: — 

6A — Gregory de Stannington amiiger Anno 22 Hy. VIII. 

6B — Richard. Removed to Brampton. 
6 A — Gregory, two sons: — 

7A — Richard. 

7B — Rowland. Removed to Cold Aston. 
7B — Rowland, son: — 

8A — Robert, Vicar of Dronfield. 

Son Lionell bapt. at Dronfield 1632. 

Elizabeth Ely apparently died at Ballifield unmar- 
ried. Her tomb is still to be seen in a good state of 
preservation in the private burying ground of the 
Stacyes at Ballifield. 

Joshua married Mary Senior by Friends' ceremony 
8-29-1673, but before following their careers from Mans- 
field to West Jersey in America, the following report 
on the family from the College of Arms, London, is 


given in full. It was made for the purpose of ascertain- 
ing, if possible, the antecedents of George Ely, of Mans- 
field, but the only additional clue is that one of the 
parcels of realty in Mansfield held by the children of 
George Ely, is referred to as "late the heritage of 
Thomas and Elizabeth Vesey, ' ' while the Elys of Utterby 
were also connected with the Veseys and lineal descend- 
ants of Hugh Eevell of Ogston (Shirland). 

A further search among the wills of Vesey, Heath and 
Ely at Nottingham would probably yield additional in- 

College of Arms, 
London, E. C, 22nd January, 1907. 
D. B. Ely, Treasurer Publication Committee, Ely, Stacye, Eevell History. 

Dear Sir.- I now enclose a full report upon your pedigree giving the result 
of the researches to date with the devolution of the property acquired by 
the family at Mansfield ante 1680, as shown by the Manor Eolls which 
I trust you will find more lucid than the return which was sent you in 
December last. It is possible that George Ely paid a lump sum down upon 
taking up the lease of the tenement in Westgate which is still one of the 
chief streets of Mansfield, & so only paid the owners thereof a nominal 
sum of 20b per annum, which was increased in the next lease to 30s 
probably due to the building being enlarged by said George Ely, as it is 
then called a Mansion House. The owners of these premises held them of 
the Lord of the Manor & therefore they or the tenant would have to pay 
him a small fee, varying from a few pence to a few shillings upon the 
transfer of the property & upon the death of a tenant also for transgressing 
against the customs of the Manor, although in this particular manor the 
records dealing with the latter are missing from 1647 to 1700. I have a 
note that a certain Thomas Ely of London had a grant of land at Mans- 
field in 1646 but nothing was found in the Manor Eolls to support this, 
although something might be found among the state records in the London 
Public Kecord Office or by continuing the search among the P. C. C. wills. 
You will have observed that Lancellot Ellay the elder of Wattnow als 
Watnall which is in the parish of Greasly, some 8 miles south of Mansfield 
by his will dated 10 Feb: 1650 devised (inter alia) to George Ellay 5s, 
Thomas Ellay 5s, & to his sister Elizabeth Ellay 5s but unfortunately does 
not give their residential description or anything else to show any connec- 
tion between the above George Ellay & your ancestor. It is curious that 
only two of the children of George Ely were baptized at Mansfield the 
eldest & youngest daughters, the latter named Elizabeth. I enclose the 
notes promised in my last letter from the Friends' Minute Books, together 
with extracts of Kevel & Stacy entries from the Friends' Eegisters. 

Yours faithfully, 

Alfred Scott-Gatty, 


Eeport Upon the Family of Ely. 

1645. The first mention of the family of Eley or Ely at Mansfield, 
Co. Notts., appears to be upon 3rd Dec: 1645, when Sara daur. of 
George Ely was bapt. there, according to the parieh register. 


1048. Three years later George Ely obtained a lease for 21 years from 
the Vicar and Churchwardens, of a tenement, then in his occupation 
in Westgate, Mansfield, at a yearly rent of 20s. He was admitted as 
tenant thereof at a Court of the Manor of Mansfield held there 13 
June, 1648. A further lease was granted (by the sd. Vicar and 
Churchwardens & recorded at a Court of the Manor held 26 Sept., 
1665) to Sarah Ely, widow, who must have been the widow of the 
above named George Ely. It is evident that the house had been 
enlarged during this period as it is now (1665) described as a 
Mansion House, & the land belonging to it, as one section of 
land, called Pinfold Close, in the occupation of John Kitchin. For 
some reason, perhaps because sd. Sara was in iU health, this lease 
was made out nearly four years before the former one had lapsed, 
for although dated 1665, the second term was not to commence 
until 1669, in which year the first term of years would end. Pinfold 
Close is first mentioned in 1655-6, when George Ely is described as 
part occupier thereof. At another Court held 5 July, 1670, Sara 
Ely, Mahlon Stacye & Eebecca his wife, & Elizabeth Ely sur- 
render sd. Mansion House & Pinfold Close to Euth Ely for the re- 
mainder of their term therein & on 13 April, 1675, Lyonell Eevell 
& Euth his wife surrendered same to Joshua Ely & his heirs. We 
have no record to show how he disposed of it. 
1648. At the first above mentioned Court held 13 June, 1648, John 
Heath & Elizabeth his wife surrendered a full moiety, or half part 
of a close of land [i. e., arable] meadow & pasture called Oxclose, 
containing about 9 acres in the occupation of sd. John, Heath, to 
George Eeley & his heirs. This was surrendered at a Court held 
31 Mar., 1657, by Sarah Ely widow, together with the aforesd. 
Pinfold Close to James Hardy for 7 years at a yearly rent of £16. 
No money is mentioned in the surrender by John Heath & his wife 
to George Ely. There can be no doubt that Sara, wife of George 
Ely, who is described as Sarah Ely, widow, in 1657 was identical 
with Sara daur. of John Heath bapt. at Mansfield 14 June, 1628, 
for in 1673 Elizabeth Heath, grandmother of Joshua Ely, gave her 
consent to his marriage. 
1654. Upon 13 Augt., 1654, Elizabeth, daur. of George Ely, was bapt. at 

1656. At a Court held 15 Jan., 1655-6, George Ely obtained a mortgage 
upon a cottage in a place or street called Scotland in Mansfield 
afsd. This mortgage was evidently not paid off, for at another 
Court held 15 Jan., 1668- (9), Joshua Ely, son of George Ely, dec'd, 
surrendered same, together with a croft to his sisters Sara, Ee- 
becca, Euth & Elizabeth, & upon 5 July, 1670, the two latter sur- 
rendered all their claim therein to their sisters Sara Ely & Eebecca 
Stacy, while at the same court Sara Ely surrendered same to Joshua 
Ely & Eice Jones upon trust to perform her last will. 
1656. According to the Mansfield Eegister, George Ely was buried 
there 31 May, 1656. He does not appear to have made a will, as 
from 1652 to 1660 all the English wills were proved in the Preroga- 
tive Court of Canterbury (P. C. C). 
1656. At a Court held 12 Augt., 1656, John Heath & Gervas Hutton 
[als Hootton] obtain a mortgage on behalf of Sara Ely, widow, 
upon a cottage in Stockwellgate, Mansfield, but as no further men- 
tion of this was found in relation to the Ely family, it is presumed 
that the mortgage money was repaid in 1661 when it became due. 
Many leaves of the book containing the surrenders of this year 
are missing & hence we have no account of the re-surrender of the 


1660. The above trustees at a Court held 17 April, 1660, obtained another 
mortgage for the use of sd. Sarah Ely, widow, upon a messe in 
Mansfield belonging to William Barker, which at a Court held 5 
July, 1670, was surrendered by Sara Ely, Mahlon Stacy, Rebecca 
his wife & Ruth Ely to Elizabeth Ely, upon whose death it descended 
to Joshua Ely who at a Court held 1 July, 1673, obtained a relief 
as heir of Elizabeth Ely, his sister, & upon 27 Jan. 1673- (4), sd. 
Joshua Ely & Mary his wife re-surrendered same to the sd. Wm. 

16G0. At the same court, 17 Apl., 1660, John Heath & Edward Hartley 
obtain a tanyard in Westgate to hold in trust for sd. Sara Ely, 
widow. This was surrendered at a Court held 5 July, 1670, by Sara 
Ely, Mahlon Stacy & Rebecca his wife, & Elizabeth Ely to Ruth Ely. 

1661. On 11 June, 1661, Josua Ely obtains a relief as heir of George 
Ely, his late father, to all his lands. He was probably from 12 to 
14 years of age, as at the former age he would be capable of taking 
the oath of allegiance to the crown, while at the latter he could 
choose his own guardian, which, however, was not necessary as his 
mother was still living. 

1665. On 26th Sept., 1665, Sarah Ely, widow, appoints a new trustee 
in place of Gervas Hutton & this is the last mention we get of her 
from the rolls. She probably died between this date & 5 Jan., 
1668-9, when Joshua Ely, being then still a minor, chose his 
brother-in-law Mahlon Stacy for his guardian. If Sarah Ely made 
a will, it will no doubt be found among the records of the Peculiar 
Court of Mansfield, which are now kept at Nottingham & are tied 
up in bundles with no index prior to 1751. From the foregoing sur- 
renders it is highly probable that she left her mansion house in 
Westgate with Pinfold Close to her son Joshua, her interest in the 
Scotland Cottage to her daur's. Sara & Rebecca, in Barker's messe 
to her daur. Eliz'th & in the tanyard to her daur. Ruth, all or 
part thereof with remr. to Joshua. 

1668. Rebecca Ely married 29-5-1668 to Mahlon Stacy of Dorehouse, 
Handsworth, at Cloune, Co. Derby. This Mahlon Stacy was probably 
related to Robert Stacy of Handsworth, whose children were reg- 
istered by the Friends from 1654 to 1666. 

1672. Elizabeth, daur. of George Ely, was buried at Ballifield, 27 Dec'r, 
1672, & her property descended to her brother Joshua. 

1673. Joshua Ely, still a minor, was married to Mary, daur. of Alice 
Senior, at Skegby, 29-8-1673, & on 27 Jan., 1673- (4), we find them 
acting jointly in the surrender to Wm. Barker. 

1675. The last entry from the Manor Rolls relating to this family ante 
1699 is on 13 Apl., 1675, when Lyonell Revell & Ruth his wife sur- 
rendered the Westgate house to Joshua Ely & his heirs. 

1674-7. From 1674 to 1677 we find the births & burials of John, George 
& Joshua, children of sd. Joshua & Mary Ely in the Friends' Reg'rs. 

1679. The Marriage Allegation of Hugh Eley of Mansfield, mercer, aged 
24, to Marie Eoos, of Bilsthorpe, Co. Notts, aged 22, is dated 18 
Oct'r, 1679, to be married at the latter place. They had a son 

1682. George, bapt. 8 Sept., 1682, at Mansfield. I have no proof that this 
Hugh Ely was related to George & Joshua Ely, although he may 
have been a nephew or cousin of the former; neither have I any 
proof to connect Mr. John Ely who was buried at Mansfield 25 
Nov., 1710, with any of the above. 
24 Jan., '07. 




This property is one of the quaint old buildings of the city and is still 
standing. It exactly answers the description of the Ely Mansion in location, 
but in 1673 was occupied by a Cromwell. 



Nottingham & Deeby Quaeteely Meetings Ante 1700. 

Births: — 

Child 's Name. Parent 's Name. Abode. Mo : Meeting. 

Ely, John, 1674-6- 7. Joshua & Mary. Mansfield, Mansfield. 
" George, 1675-8- 8. " " " " 

" Joshua, 1677-2-25. " " " " 

Marriages: — 

Ely, Joshua, of Mansfield, & Mary Senear, of Mansfield [Seniar daur. 
of Alice Seniar, in the Supplement Eeg'r], at G. Coekaram's house 
in Skegby, 1673-8-29. Mansfield Mo: Meeting. 
Burials: — 

Ely, John, 1674-9-25. Joshua & Mary. Mansfield. Bur. at Skegby. 

Mansfield Mo: Meeting. 
Ely, George, 1676-3-3. Joshua & Mary. Mansfield. Bur. at Skegby. 
'- Mansfield Mo: Meeting. 

Senior Alis, 1685-6-1-7, of Mansfield, widow, bur. at Skegby. 
Eevell & Stacy, nil. 

YoEKSHiBE West Riding Quaeteely Meeting Ante 1700. 

Ely, nil. 
Revel, Eliz: 

' ' Sarah. 
Revell, Lionel. 

1676-4- 3. Lionel. 

1678-4-30. " 

1680-4-22. " 

1680-4-28. '' 


Mo: Meeting. 

Same child 
two dates. 

Joshua. 1687-2-16. 
Samuel. 1683-6-18. 


Stacy, Ann. 

1654-7- 7. 



" John. 


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' ' Judeth. 


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" Eliz'th. 


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' ' Ellen. 


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From Notts Women 's Quarterly Meeting Minute Book in the Custody 
OF Friends at Mansfipld. 

1-7-1673. Joshua Ely declares his intention of marriage with Mary 
Seinerd. Certificates are received from his guardians, Mahlon & Eebeka 
Stacy & Lionel & Euth Eevel, his brother-in-law & sister, & also his grand- 
mother, Elizabeth Heath, giving their consent to the marriage. 

From Friends' Eegister op Marriages at Nottingham. 

Joshua Ely, of Mansfield, married Mary Sinear, of Mansfield, at Geo. 
Cockeram's house at Skegby, 29-8-1673. 

From Friends' Eegister of Births at Nottingham. 

John Ely 6.7.1674. Parents, Joshua & Mary, of Mansfield. 

From Women's Q. M. Minute Book, Mansfield. 

"Mary Leadbeater & Eliz. Corkram exhorted Joshua Ely & his wife for 
absenting from meeting; he said he had satisfied men friends & he thought 
that was sufficient; but after some words with him he spake something 
as signifying that he had not unity with all that spake amongst friends, 
& he was exhorted to faithfulness; his wife said she intended to come 
amongst us again." 

I have not made a note of the date of above exhortation. 

From Parish Eegister. 

John, son of John Heath & Elizabeth his wife, baptized either December 
or January, 1635. This record is very indistinct. 

After the death of Sarah the wife of George Ely, the 
children seem to have scattered. The Mansion at West- 
gate was transferred by Lionel and Ruth Revell to 
Joshua and his wife and they departed for Sheffield, 
while Elizabeth evidently was living at Ballifield with 
her sister, Rebecca Stacye. Soon after the transfer of 
Westgate property to Joshua, his sons John, George and 
Joshua were born, the first two dying in infancy. Later 
the fourth and fifth sons were named George and John, 
the latter born, according to New Jersey tradition, on the 
voyage to America. Hugh, the sixth son, and two daugb- 


ters, Elizabeth and Sarah were born in America, at Tren- 

Of Mary Senior , the wife of Joshua El y, little is 
known? Tne name occurs occasionally in the pedigrees 
of this vicinity and is connected with the order of Knight 
Hospitallers, and at Darleydale, Derbyshire, eight miles 
from Chesterfield in 1645 Anthony Senior of Cowley 
Hall, gentleman, was married to Frances Columbell, 
daughter of George Columbell of Stancliffe Hall, gentle- 
man, whose daughter Frances married Lionell Fanshawe 
of County York. The Manor of Darley was also held 
by one of the Senior family at about this period. In the 
pedigree of the Revells of Ogston and Carnfield, it will 
be noted that Edward of Carnfield married Dorothy, 
daughter of Eoger Columbell of Darley, 1611, while his 
son Francis married Jane, daughter of Peter Columbell 
of Darley, 1634. 

The family of Heath seems to have been established in 
Derby and Notts from an early period. During the reign 
of Edward II a Sir Thomas Hethe, Knt., had a grant of 
land from Sir John Bret, who had married his sister 
Alicia, and again in 1638 a Sir Robert Heath, Knt., was 
Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in the 
Parish of Wirksworth, and Justice of Assize in the 
County of Derby. In 1646 Henry Heath was one of 
twelve who were appointed to make a division of land 
in Mansfield, and in 1671 he had authority for issuing 
his own coin or tradesmen's token, consisting of a half 
penny stamped with a Talbot or hound. 

There was a Nicholas Heath, Prior of Lenton in Not- 
tinghamshire, and in the list of benefactors of Derbyshire 
in Glover's History appear the names of Dorothy Heath 
of Brampton, 1793, and Edward Revell, of Shirland, 1659, 
and John Revell of Dronfield. 

The Encyclopaedia Britannica in the article on Mans- 
field, mentions Elizabeth Heath as having founded twelve 
houses for the poor of Mansfield in 1691. Harrod's His- 
tory also mentions this gift to the town as follows : 

''By deed dated Jan. 15th, 1691, Elizabeth Heath 
founded Almshouses for twelve persons and endowed 
them with property now producing a rental of £244 — 9 — 
of wh. £70 — — are appropriated to the apprenticing of 


children. The Trustees have recently built additional 
Almshouses of stone in Bulls Head Lane." 

Samuel Lewis, in his Topographical Dictionary of 
England, states that near the extremity of the Town 
(Mansfield) on the right hand of the road leading from 
Mansfield to Nottingham is a building divided into twelve 
apartments & occupied by six Quakers & the same num- 
ber of the Established Church. On the outside is the fol- 
lowing : 

''Elizabeth Heath of Mansfield, widow, founded these 
houses for twelve poor people & gave them eight shil- 
lings apiece to be paid by the Trustees every Kalendar 


THE JBodY •- 


Late, ©f MufcS 
J)£PAllT£3) TK i'^ 
of JDecEM 


month in the year & every one of them a wayne load of 
coal & a coat or gown yearly forever, who departed this 
life the 24 day of the second month called April An: 
Dom: 1693." 


He further states : ' ' I have learnt from good authority 
that each person receives 14/ monthly, two tons of coals 
& a coat or gown yearly. At the back of this building is a 
burying ground on wh: is a tomb with the following in- 
scription: Elizabeth Heath of Mansfield, widow, who 
founded these almshouses for twelve poor people, died 
second month called April, 1693, aged 76. ' ' 



The Revells are mentioned in French history as of the 
nobility of the Province of Dauphiny. ' ' Falque de Revell, 
Chevalier temoin de Siboul, Siegneur de Beurevoir" in 
the year 1080, is a title of that family which was given to 
the Grand Master of Lordre of St. John of Jerusalem of 
the Chevaliers of Malta. 

The Abbe Vertot, in his history of the Knights of St. 
John, states that Hugh de Revel, the Grand Master of 
the Order, belonged to this family of Dauphiny. 

Morrison in his Knights of Malta, Vol. I, gives the fol- 
lowing account of him : 

Hugh de Revel. 

(1260) The grand master de Chateauneuf died about 
this time, and upon his death was succeeded by brother 
Hugh de Revel, of a noble family in Dauphiny, upon 
which he reflected a new luster by his wise conduct in the 
government. During the eighteen years that he was 
grand master, the order was put under a new regulation 
with regard to its temporalities; we have observed that 
all the estates of the order were managed by knights that 
were accountable for the profits, and, after taking what 
was necessary for their own subsistance, were obliged 
to remit the rest to the supreme house and treasury of 
the order. But as the expenses of these administrators 
often swallowed up the whole income, and besides the 
order, to provide supplies for the immense charge of a 
continual war, stood in need of a fixed and certain reve- 
nue, they resolved in a general chapter held at Caefarea, 
upon a rate of the sums which each house was to send to 
the Holy Land and pay into the treasury; and because 
in the obediences and commissions given afterwards to 
the knights intrusted with this administration, they made 



use of this expression: we recommend these estates to 
you Commendamus, etc.; this particular administration 
of each house was styled Commendataria, from whence 
the name of commandery, and the title of commander. 
Yet this title was not given for life; it might be super- 
seded, and was substituted instead of that of preceptor, 
which had been made use of till that time. These com- 
manderies were afterwards ranged under different pri- 
ories. The prior was obliged to oversee them and send 
to the Holy Land, either in troops or money, the ordi- 
nary contributions of each commandery within his 
priory, which was styled Responsions, and might be 
raised according to the occasions of the order, and pursu- 
ant to the regulations and decrees of the general chapter. 

The chapter then held at Caefarea, to inforce this prin- 
ciple not converting the revenues of the order to private 
use, a principle founded upon the vow of poverty, to 
which the knights had bound themselves, forbade them to 
make wills, to appoint heirs, or bequeath any legacies. 

By this statute they were not so much as allowed to 
leave by will any extraordinary gratification to their 
servants, without the express consent of the grand mas- 
ter. Such was the discipline of the order at that time, 
necessary indeed, not only in regard to their vow of 
poverty, but likewise on account of the continual wars 
which the order was engaged in against the infidels : We 
are now going to enter upon times still more dismal 
wherein these military friars continued to give new 
proofs of their zeal and valour. 

BENDOCDAR, who had so eminent a share in the de- 
feat of Robert, count of Artois, reigned at that time in 
Egypt: He was the fourth of the Mamelukes that had 
been raised to the throne, and he got possession of it by 
the death of Melech-Elvahet, whom he caused to be as- 
sassinated under pretence that the sultan would not 
break the truce which he had made with the Latin Chris- 
tians of Palestine. 

BENDOCDAR being chosen to succeed him by the 
Mamelukes, signalized his accession to the throne by a 
bloody war which he made upon the Christians, and par- 
ticularly upon the knights of the two orders. The sultan 
of Babylon, says Pope Urban IV, writing to S. Louis, is 

The ancient seat of the Revell Family 

■ *■".•, -c^-^:! 

Former! V a seat of the Revell s. about five miles from Osston 


come, contrary to the faith of treaties, to encamp between 
mount Tabor and Naim, and his troops, in hatred of the 
Christian name, destroy all with fire and sword up to the 
gates of Acre : He has demolished the church of Naza- 
reth, and that of mount Tabor. His soldiers kill indiffer- 
ently all that they meet, without distinction of age or 
sex. The fate of such as die by the sword of the Bar- 
barians is now no longer to be lamented; there are no 
forts of torments, but they inflict them on their prisoners 
to force them to change their religion. 

The sultan resolving to drive the Christians entirely 
out of Palestine, laid siege to the fortress of Assur which 
belonged to the order of the hospitallers. It was one of 
the strongest places in Palestine, and the grand master, 
besides the garrison, had put ninety knights into it, who 
were all killed one after another in the several attacks; 
but when the sultan at last entered, it was over the 
corpses of these intrepid knights, who had died in the 
breach, and glorying in their obedience received the 
enemy with pleasure and went joyfully to their death. 

The templars met with no better treatment in the year 
following, nor did they show themselves less valiant and 
faithful to their religion. They were in possession of 
another fortress, called Sephet. Bendocdar besieged it, 
and after an obstinate defence, the prior of the temple 
who was governor of it, seeing all his work ruined, was 
obliged to capitulate. 

It was stipulated by the capitulation that he should 
be convoyed with his knights, and the rest of his garrison 
which still made six hundred men, to the nearest place 
belonging to the Christians. But the Sultan, as soon 
as he saw himself master of Sephet, caused them all to 
be disarmed, and allowed them only the next night to 
resolve either to die or turn Mahometans. 

The prior of the temple who was a holy monk, assisted 
by two Franciscans, employed that little time so well, 
and exhorted his brethern and soldiers with so much zeal* 
and piety to prefer a crown of martyrdom before a mo- 
mentary life, dishonored by a shameful apostasy, that 
they all the next day readily offered themselves to the 
slaughter, rather than change their religion. 

The sultan provoked at their firmness, and at the con- 


stancy of the prior of the temple, after having tempted 
him in vain with the offer of riches and honors, ordered 
him to be flayed alive, and as if he was afraid he might 
survive so horrible a torture, commanded his head to be 
chopped off. He inflicted the same torments on the two 
Franciscan Friars, that had served as chaplains in the 
place. ' * By the death of so many knights of both orders, 
says Pope Clement IV, in one of his letters, the noble 
college of the hospitallers, and the illustrious militia 
of the temple are almost destroyed ; and not to insist on 
the loss of these two fortresses, and the arms and equip- 
ages of the knights, how shall we be able after this, to 
find gentlemen and persons of quality enough to supply 
the places of such as have perished on these two oc- 

Though the contemporary historians from the time of 
the twelfth century, gave the title of grand to the master 
of the hospitallers, as may be seen in this history, yet 
the popes, either in conformity to ancient usage or on ac- 
count of their own supreme dignity, never spoke of the 
superiour general in any higher terms than that of mas- 
ter of the hospitallers of S. John. 'Twas Pope Clement 
IV, whom we have just now mentioned, that in a thorough 
sense of the services of the hospitallers, gave their head 
the title of grand master, as may be seen in a brief of that 
pontif, bearing date Nov. 18, A. D. 1267, and this pope 
in another bull adds : 

' ' The brother of the hospital of S. John of Jerusalem, 
ought to be regarded as the Maccabees of the New Testa- 
ment. Those noble knights have generously renounced 
the pleasures of the world, and abandoned their country 
and estates and fortunes, to take up the cross and put 
themselves under the banner of Jesus Christ. They are 
the instruments which the Saviour of mankind makes use 
of daily to purge his church of the abominations of the 
infidels, and they bravely expose their lives to the great- 
est dangers for the defence of the pilgrims and Chris- 
tians." Thus does the Pope express himself in his bull 
dated from Viterbo on the fourth of the kalends of June 
and the first year of his pontificate. 

But how honourable soever these eiilogiums and titles 
were, the Holy Land and the orders in particular, 


pressed and overwhelmed in a manner by the formidable 
power of Bendocdar, stood in need of something more 
effectual for their succor, than barren praises. The 
sultan improving the consternation the Christians were 
in, had lately reduced Jaffa; and some days after he 
took the castle of Beaufort. But the most important 
conquest he made was that of the famous city of Antioch, 
which did not cost him so much as the trouble and ex- 
pense of a siege. He became master of it by the treason 
of the patriarch; others say, by the cowardice of the 
inhabitants. They did not, however, meet with any 
better treatment; whether the sultan delighted in blood 
or was minded to lessen the number of the Christian in- 
habitants in that great city, he put seventeen thousand 
of them to the sword, and carried off a hundred thousand 
into slavery. 

Bendocdar after this turned his arms against the fort- 
ress of Crac, which belonged to the order of S. John. 
The knights held out nearly two months against all the 
power of that prince, like their brethren that defended 
Assur; rejecting all motions of capitulation, they died 
upon the breach ; nor did the sultan enter the place till the 
last of these noble warriors were slain. 

Such was the condition of the Holy Land, without a 
sovereign, without an army, without succor, without any 
resource in nature but the military orders, who were 
overwhelmed by the prodigious armies of the infidels. 
I would willingly draw a veil over these dismal passages, 
if the laws of history did not oblige me to relate equally 
events of different natures, and bad successes as well as 

Notwithstanding these continual wars and amidst the 
noise of arms, the grand master, who was as intent on 
keeping up the regular discipline as on the defence of the 
place entrusted to the valour of his knights, called and 
held no less than five general chapters, where he made 
several very useful regulations, and confirmed at the 
same time the ancient usages of the order, among which 
we find that for the admission of a knight, it was found 
necessary that he should be born in lawful wedlock, and 
descended both by the father and mother's side of noble 
families, noble by arms as well as name. The same con- 


dition was required likewise with regard to the nuns 
of the order ; and in one of these chapters, the castallan 
of Emposta was empowered to admit and receive the pro- 
fession of such ladies as gave proof of their being truly- 
called and desired to be received, as well in the priory of 
Sixenne, and in the other Nunneries that depended on his 
castellany and priory. A decree passed in the same chap- 
ters and under the grand mastership of De Revel against 
giving the habit to any monk who had been professed in 
another order. In fine, by the regulations they made, 
the hospitallers could not choose any strange confessors 
that were not of the order, without express permission 
from the prior of the Church, the superiour of their chap- 
lains, who acted as bishop and ordinary of the order, en- 
joying that authority in virtue of some papal conces- 
sions, and wearing the episcopal ornaments when he of- 

From these monastic cares and regulations, the grand 
master passed to others of greater importance, concern- 
ing the preservation and defence of the Holy Land ; and 
in concert with the grand master of the templars, he made 
a truce with the sultan of Egypt, in hope of improving 
that cessation of arms to obtain succours from the west, 
without which it was impossible for the Latin Christians 
to maintain their ground any longer in Palestine. Both 
of the grand masters went thereupon into Italy to solicit 
in a warmer and more effectual manner. 

The advancement of Thealde or Theobald, archdeacon 
of Liege, to the throne of S. Peter, was the motive that 
determined them to take the voyage. 

The cardinals after suffering the holy see to remain 
vacant for two years and nine months without coming 
to any resolution about the person to be appointed visible 
head of the church, agreed at last in the choice of Theo- 
bald, archdeacon of Liege, of the noble house of Visconti, 
and his piety having carried him at that time to the Holy 
Land, they sent him the instrument of his election thither. 
There could not have been a better witness of the ex- 
tremity and real necessities of the Christians in that 
country. This holy pope was deeply affected with them, 
and before his departure, promised the grand master to 
use all the authority which God had given him in the 


church for procuring their succours. It is said that he 
went on board the ship that was to carry him to Italy, 
to confirm his promise, he broke out into this expression 
of the one hundred and thirty-sixth psalm : ' ' 0, Jerusa- 
lem, holy city, if I ever forget thee, let me be blotted out 
of the remembrance of men. ' ' 

'Twas to this pontiff, who took the name of Gregory 
X, that the two grand masters who followed soon after 
him, applied themselves upon their arrival in Italy. He 
had already prevented their instances and remonstrances, 
for as soon as ever he landed, neglecting all the compli- 
ments of the cardinals and courtiers, he employed him- 
self in nothing for eight days together but in finding out 
expedients and means to succour the Holy Land. 

He immediately secured twelve galleys well mannered, 
of which Pisa, Genoa, Marseilles and Venice were to fur- 
nish each three. To supply the charge of the war, he 
borrowed twenty-five thousand marks of silver of Philip 
the Hardy, King of France, son of S. Louis, the templars 
mortgaging to that prince all the lands, which they pos- 
sessed in his dominions, for the payment of the money. 

The two grand masters arriving in Italy heard with 
great satisfaction of the measures which the Pope had 
already taken in favour of the Holy Land. However 
after kissing his feet they represented to him that this 
succour might indeed put off for some time the loss of 
the few places which the Christians had left; but that 
there must be a more considerable force, if he had any 
thought of driving the infidels entirely out of Palestine. 
The pope gave in to their views, and after conferring 
with the cardinals on this subject, he called a general 
council at Lyons, as the surest means of exciting the zeal 
of the faithful, and procuring a new crusade. This we 
learn from a letter of that pontiff to Philip III, surnamed 
the Hardy, King of France. ''During the stay we made 
in the Holy Land, says Gregory in his letter, we conferred 
with the leaders of the Christian army, with the templars 
and hospitallers and with the great men of the country 
about the means of preventing its total ruin. We have 
discoursed on the same subject since with our brethren 
the cardinals, and we find that some relief must be sent 
away immediately in the galleys, till a more considerable 


succour can be raised, which we hope to obtain by the 
meeting of a general council. ' ' 

This council was not held until A. D. 1274. The pope 
was present there and it was opened on May 2. He 
would have the two grand masters appear also to make 
a representation in person of the deplorable condition 
of the Holy Land; and if we may believe an old manu- 
script entitled, the ceremonial of the cardinals, which is 
kept in the Vatican library, number 4734, that pontiff as- 
signed them an eminent place in the council above all 
the ambassadors, the peers of France and other great 
lords, that were to come to this famous assembly. 

'Tis not my business to relate what passed in the sev- 
eral sessions of this council ; I shall only observe that in 
the last it was resolved that the crusade should be 
preached up over all Christendom, and to furnish the 
vast expense that such an armament required, a consider- 
able tax was laid upon all ecclesiastical dignitaries and 
benefices by way of tenths payable in six years. Philip 
king of France had already put on the cross. Rudolph 
who of a private count of Hapsburg had been a little 
before elected emperour of Germany, received the same 
from the hands of the pope ; and Michael Palaeogus, who 
had surprised Constantinople in A. D. 1261, in order to 
be acknowledged emperour by the western princes, of- 
fered to join his force to those of the crusade, and to put 
on the cross himself. But no body did it with more zeal 
than Charles duke of Anjou, brother to S. Louis and 
King of the two Sicilies, who had laid claim to the king- 
dom of Jerusalem, in virtue of a conveyance and cession 
made him in this very council by Mary, princess of Anti- 
och, daughter of Bohemund IV, and the princess of Mele- 
sinda, though Hugh III, King of Cyprus maintained that 
the crown of Jerusalem belonged to him, as descended in 
a right line from Alice of Champagne, daughter of Henry 
count of Champagne, and Isabel, daughter of Amaury 
the third. King of Jerusalem. This prince was crowned 
king in the city of Tyre, and the king of Sicily on his side, 
till he could go in person to the Holy Land to take posses- 
sion of the poor remnant of that miserable kingdom, sent 
Roger de S. Severin thither as his lieutenant. The 
barons of the kingdom were divided between the two 


pretenders and the grand master of the templars, at his 
return from the council, declared himself for the king 
of Sicily. 

But the grand master de Revel and the knights of S. 
John continued neuter, agreeable to their rule and the 
statutes of the order, protesting that they were not al- 
lowed to take up arms against any Christian prince what- 
ever. This conduct, though equally wise and equitable, 
drew upon them the resentment of Charles of Anjou, 
who seized all the effects and possessions of the order 
in his dominions. 

Bendocdar would not have failed to take his advantage 
of these fatal dissensions, which divided all the Latin 
Christians of Palestine ; but he died about this time of a 
wound that he received in a battle wherein he was de- 
feated by the successours of Genchizean. 

Historians assign the year following for the death of 
the grand master Hugh de Revel, who was worn out with 
the cares and fatigues of government, and with the ter- 
rible apprehensions of those deplorable calamities which 
he forsaw must soon happen. The knights, assembling 
a chapter in their house of S. John d' Acre, chose in his 
stead brother Nicholas Lorgue, a knight of a good na- 
tured and insinuating temper, who used his utmost en- 
deavors, during his administration, to put an end to 
the divisions between the knights of his own order and 
those of the temple. 

The Revells of Toulouse, the province adjoining Dau- 
phiny, in which there is a town named Revel, bore the 
red chevron for arms similar to the arms of the Revells 
of Ogston Hall in Derbyshire, England. The family of 
Dauphiny however, used different arms. 

Author's Note. — The will of Prince Edward, later King Edward I 
of England, is sealed and witnessed at Acre in the Holy Land by Hugh 
Eevel, Master of the Hospitallers, Thos. Beard, Master of the Templars, 
and John, Archbishop of the Church of Jerusalem, dated 1272 the 55th 
year of the reign of his father, King Henry III. — Testamenta Vetusta. 


The Revells of Ogston Hall. 

THE name of Revell is found in all the Rolls of Battle 
Abbey, in Thierry's "Norman Conquest," in the Appen- 
dix Rolls of the Conquerors of England, and Leland's 
List gives: "Ryvers et Ryvel." In Brompton's Chron- 
icle: *' Rivers et Rivel, Beauchamp et Beaupel" and in 
Andre Duchesne from a charter in Battle Abbey, ' ' Rose, 
Ridle, Ryvel, Rous." 

While Hugh de Revel was Grand Master of the Hos- 
pitallers, Sir William Revel of Newbold-Revel, County 
Warwick in England, appears to have been identified 
with the Templars and trustee for their property. In 
Calendanum Liqris' Post Mortum Ed. I, Dugdale's An- 
tiquary, page 969, gives: **Will. Ryvel et Alig pro Fra- 
tribus Militiae Templi Anglaiae. ' ' Lands at Suthwynne, 
Rouston, Braunceweh, Thevelly and Methengesby, Lin- 
colnshire. Balshall, Warwickshire, was also a Precep- 
tory of the Templars; and in the Temple Church, Lon- 
don, the ancient building of the Knights Templar, the 
Revell arms form the 3rd shield in the 
window. These arms also occur in the 
window of Monks Kirby church, also 
in Silversloton church, shield No. 4, 
Boteler, No. 5. Revell. At Ancote Priory 
the Revell arms have mullets or stars on 
the Chevron. In Coleshill church four 
Revell shields are in the Chancel window, 
one with a swan on the Chevron, another 
with a crescent and a third an annulet. 

A curious document was found at 
Wingerworth Hall in Derbyshire, during 
alterations to the building. The paper 
IN PERPETUAM REi ^as apparently a transcript of some one 
MEMORiAM more ancient. It was a sort of memoran- 
dum referring to the founder of the "ancient family of 
Revell" and having a rude pen and ink sketch of the 
armorial bearings of the family appended to it. Under 



fhe word Revell the following is written (we have of 
course modernized the spelling) : — 

Hugh de Revell, Knight, in the 17th year of the reign 
of King Edward the Confessor (1058), being a person of 
great courage, prowess and generosity, etc., or what 
else hath exalted the never dying reputation of his glori- 
ous ancestors, encountered a most furious lioness in the 
deserts of Arabia which at that time had young ones, and 
she at first time and sight coming to accost the said 
Revell with a resolved fury, he thereupon darts his lance 
through the heart of this daring lioness, whereupon she 
immediately falls down and he, taking his advantage cut- 
ting off her dexter paw, had by the King (in perpetuam 
rei memoriam) this honorable crest conferred upon him 
and his deserving posterity as a just remuneration of 
that bold achievement, viz.: An Armed arm dexter and 
gauntleted proper grasping a lion's paw, erased gules 
and ungulated azure, which is the paternal and proper 
coat belonging to the Revell s of Newbold-Revel in County 
Warwick, Revells of Ogston in County Derby and Revells 
of Stannington (Revel Grange), County York, etc.* 

Arms 9 Edward 1st by garter King-at-arms. It goes 
on to give a Pedigree which is not very accurate. 

In Dugdale's ^'Ancient Warwickshire" the following 
interesting record of another Hugh de Revell, the third 
in the ancient records bearing the same Christian name : 

* ' Of this name and County Hugh de Revell is the first 
Worthy in the records that I have seen to make mention, 
who had to do at Swinford in Leicester 29th year of the 
reign of Henry II. But of this Hugh I can say no more 
than that he was a rebel against King John, for which 
his lands in this County were seized on and that in 1st 
Hy. Ill, returning to obedience, they were restored to 
him again. Unto which Hugh, succeeded William Revell 
to whom King Edward I, in the twenty-seventh year of 
his reign, granted free Warrant in his ''desmene" lands 
here and in other places of this County. Which William 
had issue, John and Robert, whereof John was Lord of 
this place in 9th year, Edward II; being an active man 

*This story of the Lion 's Gamb is credited in some of the histories as one 
of the usual exaggerations of the ancient Heralds. 


and of great trust in his time, for in the sixth year of 
Edward III he had a joint custody of this County with 
Thomas de Astley and John de Heyford and in the 
eleventh year of Edward III was in commission for the 
living and receiving scrutage for the King's army. In 
the same year he served as one of the Knights for the 
County in the Parliament held at Westminster and the 
next year following being appointed one of the Receivers 
of the ''15 and 10" granted to the King in Parliament 
the year before. At this time the King being to make an 
expedition to France, in his absence, did summon him 
with others to be at Westminster. Of this John suc- 
ceeded William who was of the retinue of Thomas, 
Bishop of "Durheme" (Durham) in that French Expe- 
dition, twentieth Edward III. 

Volume 3 of ' ' The Old Halls, Manors and Families of 
Derbyshire" Scarsdale Hundred, states that the Revels 
were a very old Warwickshire family of Newbold Revel. 
Burke has it that they were at Ogston in the time of Ed- 
ward I, which would be only a century later to Ivo de 
Heriz acquiring the lordship, and just as the last of his 
line was passing away; Lysons makes it considerably 
later; anyway, they had their homestead at Ogston for 
about three hundred and fifty years, if we assume Lysons 
to be right. There are portions of the edifice which 
date from the Tudor period. This famous family were 
scions of the Newbold House, County Warwick. 

The last of the Revells who was lord of Brackenfield 
and Ogston, and who died in 1706, had two sisters, Mary 
Anne and Catherine. One was the wife of Richard Tur- 
butt, of Thirsk, County of York, the other of Sir Paul 
Jenkinson. Both manors are at this moment with Wil- 
liam Gladwin Turbutt, Esq., J. P. The ancestors of this 
gentleman were of Yorkshire, and have espoused heir- 
esses of the Driffields, Babingtons and Burrows, beside 
the heiress of the Revels, whose two children died in- 
fants. The father of Sir Paul Jenkinson was made a 
baronet by James I. He held Walton-by-Chesterfield, 
which was a gift to his sire by Paul Fletcher, who bought 
it from the Ingrams, who had purchased it from the 
Foljambes. Sir Paul had only a daughter by Catherine 
Revel, who after her father's death gave Walton to her 



mother, whose second husband was William Woodyeare, 
of Crookhill, County York, whose son John sold it to the 
Hunlokes, and thus the old homestead of the Loudhams 
was a matter of barter and sale three times in about a 

Whether the Revels did purchase Ogston from the 
Herizzes (the probability is that they did) or how it 
came to them, we will not assert. When the cruel perse- 
cutions of Queen Elizabeth against the Catholics were 
being so efficiently carried out in Derbyshire by John 
Manners of Haddon, there was one of the Revels charged 
with pity for a priest by giving him shelter. The Revels 
were also of Shirland as well as Ogston; some of them 
were so designated, and their tombs are there. We have 
reserved certain particulars of this family for the article 
on Carnfield. From an intermarriage between the Tur- 
butts and Woodyeares it becomes at once intelligible how 
the Woodyeare moiety of Ogston came to the Turbutts. 
Frances Turbutt of Ogston, who was the wife of John 
Woodyeare, was not the daughter of Richard Turbutt by 
the heiress of the Revels, but by his second wife, Frances 
Babington; indeed, Mary Ann Revel had no issue which 
perpetuated their line, so that the Revels were not the 
ancestors of the present squire of Ogston Hall. On the 
windows of the Hall and on some of its walls is the em- 
blazoned escutcheon of the Babingtons. Either the her- 
aldic painter is in error, or he knew better than the Col- 
lege of Heralds, for the shield is shewn charged with a 
label of five points over all. The Babington label as 
given by Lysons, Burke, Guillim, Edmondston ; by grave- 
stones ; by a thousand authorities, was and is, a label of 
three points. In one apartment this label is shown as 
humette, which is amusing. 

In the groimds at Ogston there are certain ruins which 
are of considerable interest to the antiquary and eccle- 
siologist ; said to have been a portion of Shirland chancel, 
brought here and refixed. The Revels undoubtedly built 
the chancel of Shirland Church in the 15th century." 

This volume also tells the following interesting story 
of the families of Bullock and Barley, — see article on 
Hugh and Rosamond (Bullock) Ely of Monyashe, Derby- 
shire, in preceding chapter. 


''Henry Brailsford, of Brailsford, was given Unstone 
by Edward I, and for about a century it was the residence 
of a junior line of his house, when both lines — Brailsford 
and Unstone — ceased. Unstone then passed in moieties 
or consecutively to the Strettons and Newbolds, by co- 
heiresses. The estate of the Newbolds again passed in a 
similar way to the Greys and Tetlows. Very soon the 
Bullocks were purchasing whatever they could in the 
county, whether an abbey, as at Darley, or a manor 
house, as at Unstone. They evidently bought the lord- 
ship piecemeal, for the Tetlow moiety was held by the 
Chadertons, Bedfields, and Birdhills before the money of 
the Bullocks could reach it ; the Grey moiety was bought 
with the hall. Still keeping their eyes lifted for good 
bargains, they purchased the lordship of Norton from 
the Blythes and the manorial residence of Brampton. 
When Queen Elizabeth was repeatedly issuing her privy 
seals for forced loans in the last years of her reign the 
Bullocks were always among those to whom these privy 
seals were sent. And while the Sacheverells, Newtons, 
Bentleys, Knivetons, Merrys, and Woolhouses were 
asked for £20, the Harpers and Dethicks for £25, the 
Eevels and WoUeys for £30, the Bullocks were requested 
to furnish £50. It appears, however, that Edward Bul- 
lock, of Unstone, did not immediately comply with the 
privy seal of 28th July, 1598, and John Manners of Had- 
don, had notice to stir him up. John Bullock was one 
of the three gentlemen to whom Lord Burghley addressed 
his letter, dated 3rd September, 1586, ordering him "to 
seize all jewels, plate, goods — chattels, indentures of 
leases, bonds, bills of debts, and other evidences of An- 
thony Babington, of Dethick, in the county of Derby, 
who has been committed to the Tower of London for 
High Treason, and to make an inventory of them. ' ' The 
Bullocks were at the height of their splendour just when 
Charles I was running the country as an autocracy. 
Unstone Hall was one of their principal residences, 
where, over the entrance is their shield carved in stone — 
ermine on a chief, a label of five points. But sad days 
were at hand. They suffered for their loyalty while 
Charles II forgot, as he ever did, how he was going to 
reimburse them together with the knighthood which he 


promised them. More than two hundred years since the 
Bullocks were living here, yet the old edifice remains 
which sheltered those men who fought so sternly for the 
Stuarts. But what if the walls echoed with the clatter 
of steel scabbards and spurs buckled on in haste; what 
if within these walls anxious hearts have beat and loving 
ones trembled, lest intelligence should come that gallant 
Colonel John had fallen beneath his colours. What if 
the homestead be Elizabethan, with foundations that be- 
long to the Plantagenet residence of the Brailsfords? 
Are these sufficient reasons that any interest should vest 
in it? Apparently not, for we were told that Tinstone 
did not possess a hall. The memorabilia of the Bullocks 
have fared no better. Was it not one of them who con- 
ceived and built Dungeness Lighthouse, yet only from 
the Melbourne papers can such a fact be got at. In the 
register of St. Alkmund 's Church, Derby, however, there 
are some quaint entries of the Bullocks, one of which is 
a license to eat meat on a Friday, and dated 20th March, 
1632, "Whereas I have been certified by ye judgment of 
a learned phisition that John Bullock, of Darleigh Abbey, 
Esquire, whoe altogether with his whole family, go to 
ye Parish Church of St. Alkmund in Derby (whereof I 
am curate), is somethinge deceased, and for the present 
(no doubt fasting damages ye bodily health) not safe to 
feed upon fishe. Therefore (according to the statute in 
that case provided) I do by this license permit unto him 

to provide for himself, and to feed upon such 

fleshe meat (according to the direction of his phisition) 
as &c. &c." signed H. Coke, minister. The witness is 
Thomas Nash, Churchman, who makes his X. 

The four lines of the Bullocks — Darley, Norton, Tin- 
stone, Brampton had gone from amongst us at the begin- 
ning of last century. The last of the Tinstone Bullocks 
was George, who, by his wife, Abigail Mower, was father 
of Anne, the first wife of John Lathan, of the Hallowes, 
which is very singular, because the second wife of 
Latham was Hannah Morewood, a co-heiress of her 
father, who had purchased Tinstone Hall from George 
Bullock. Thus we see, what no writer has taken the 
trouble to tell us, that Latham got Tinstone Manor with 
his first spouse, Anne Bullock, and Tinstone Hall with his 


second, Hannah Morewood. But the singular business 
was carried further. The daughter and heiress of 
Latham and Anne Bullock (another Anne) who espoused 
George Mower, of Barlow Woodseats, in 1709, had not 
the Manor of Tinstone in her dowry (though she had the 
Hallowes), for it was "sold in London" by the relatives 
of her father, and purchased by her husband in 1724. 
Whatever alterations the exterior of Droniield Wood- 
house may have undergone, there are abundant evidences 
within, that some of the walls and ceilings are the iden- 
tical walls and ceilings which sheltered the Barlows; 
and Thomas, the last of the Woodhouse line of his house, 
has been dead these two hundred and sixty years, if not 
considerably longer. This old homestead, which is situ- 
ated about half-a-mile north of Holmsfield, was the seat 
of Sir Robert or Richard Barlow in the days of Henry 
VI, but we have mention of it previous to the Barlow 
tenure. Here retreated the wife of the last of the Walton 
Bretons in her widowhood, which would be while Edward 
III was King. From the particulars of the 'Gild of 
Our Blessed Lady of Dronfield' we get the fact ''Gilbert 
de Mateloc, chaplain, and his companions enfeoffed 
Johanna, widow of Robert Bretone, of Woddehaus 
(Dronfield Woodhouse) for life in all those lands which 
they held of the gift and feoffment of the said Robert 
Bretone, in the villages of Wodehaus and Colley, and 
after the decease of the said Johanne the aforesaid lands, 
&c., should remain forever with Robert Barley the 
younger and Thomas le Gray, their heirs and assigns to 
the use of the Gild of Our Blessed Mary in form afore- 
said. ' ' 

The Reception room of the Barlows with its mouldings 
— now forsooth a scullery — we recommend to the notice 
of any gentleman strolling that way, when no doubt the 
same courtesy will be shown him as was the writer. 
How often had not the heiress Elizabeth, in the last days 
of the sixteenth century, received her future husband, 
Adam Eyre of Hassop, within this room. How often 
had not the room served as a kind of forum wherein 
some important municipal or parliamentary question had 
been reasoned out by the neighbouring knights, with 
whom the Barlows were allied. The Foljambes, of Wal- 


ton were their relatives; the Strelleys, of Beauchief, 
were their relatives ; so was Bess of Hardwick ; so were 
the Chaworths and Talbots. But the old edifice is now 
shut in by bams and outhouses, and the spot sacred to 
courtly greetings and adieux, is now the promenade of 
the bantam and brahma. In the Middle Ages the Bar- 
lows were patrons of Dronfield Church and its guild: 
"Robert de Barley, the elder, Robert de Barley, the 
younger, and their companions enfeoffed" (for the good 
of the guild) "John de Stafford and Johanna his wife, 
and the heirs between the said John and Johanna law- 
fully begotten, one messuage, one toft, one carucate of 
arable land, five acres of meadow, 6/- rent, and the 
moiety of a mill with its appurtenances in Parva 
Lo'gesdon" (Little Longstone) "Yolgren" (Youl- 
greave) "Byrchhulles" (Burchill) "and Aldeporte. And 
if it so happen that the said John and Johanna die with- 
out heirs between them lawfully begotten, the lands &g. 
were to remain to William de More, of Barley, Egidius 
de Dronfield, Nicholas de Marche, Thomas Gray their 
heirs and assigns in form aforesaid." 

The Woodhouse is mentioned by Lysons as the seat 
of a junior branch of Barlows. This statement is some- 
what misleading. At the end of the sixteenth century it 
was so no doubt; but Sir Richard, whose tomb is in Dron- 
field Church (living two centuries previously), is desig- 
nated of the Woodhouse, and he was the senior member 
of his house which continued with his line for several 
generations. K it was only the alliances of the Barlows, 
there would be evidence of their being a family of con- 
siderable importance, phis their lordships of Barlow, 
and Stoke in the parish of Hope. The wife of Sir Rich- 
ard was a Sacheverell of Ible, while his mother was a 
Curzon, of Kedleston; the wife of Sir Robert was a 
Delves, of Doddington ; while the spouse of his grandson 
was Miss Elizabeth Hardwick. James Barlow, of Bar- 
low, who sold his lordship to the Talbots (living 1593, 
and restorer of the tombs of his ancestors), was the 
senior representative of his house and last of his line. 
His two daughters, Francisca and Rosamond, by his wife 
Joan Strelley, married Linney, and Bullock of Norton. 
But further than their pedigree in the Visitation of 


Glover for 1583, or entries in the Inquisitions Post 
Mortem, what do we know of themf They were never 
returned as knights of the shire nor sheriffs of the 
county, but they were bound by their tenure of Barlow 
to perform military service to the Frechevilles ; yet of 
this military service we are told nothing. Ralph Freche- 
ville was with Edward I in all his victories ; in his con- 
quest of Wales, in his defeat of Wallace : was a Barlow 
there too? The escallop shells of the Frechville shield 
have allusion to one of them being a crusader. Did the 
crusader have a Barlow in his train! 

Brookhill Hall, near Mansfield, Parish of Pinxton on 
the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire was 
another property held by the Revells. It is quaintly de- 
scribed in an old Derbyshire record as follows: "Situ- 
ated at the foot of a gentle declivity with the pleasant 
valley front, backed with woods and surrounded by hills 
which are set in an agreeably diversified manner. In con- 
nection with these pleasant features of nature, two rivu- 
lets take their course through a valley one on each side of 
the house and unite at bottom of the lawn which affords 
an opportunity of making three agreeably picturesque 
pieces of water, one of which appears in the view of the 
mansion." In the reign of Edward II this Manor be- 
longed to Sir William Wyn who left two daughters, one 
married Sir John Sulney, first moiety descended to the 
Staffords and from them to the Revells. Once belonged 
to James I. ' ' 

Among the ancient wills at the British Museum there 
is a curious one of Thomas Revell of Higham, near 
Ogston Hall, in Derby (the father of John, Robert, Hugh 
and Richard), who by his will dated 2nd April, 1474, be- 
queathed 100 marks for the buying of certain lands to be 
employed for a priest's wages to sing and say masses 
perpetually for his soul. 

Robert, son of said Thomas above, by his will dated 
12 May, 1490, gave the issues and profits of all his lands 
in Thornthwayte and in the hill (North Winfield Parish) 
to a priest to say and sing masses in the Church at Shir- 
land by the space of four score and 19 years. 


The arms of the Revells: Ermine a chevron gules 
within a bordure engrailed sable, and sometimes a chev- 
ron gules charged with three mullets or, both of which 
coats are to be seen in Dugdale's ''Warwickshire," as 
taken from the monuments in Newbold church, have been 
used by all the various branches of the family. The 
ancient crest, a cubit arm with gauntlet of knight grasp- 
ing a lion's paw, and the motto "In perpetuam rei me- 
moriam" were later changed by the Ogston Hall family 
for ''an arm in armour garnished or, holding in the 
hand a dagger the point downwards, between two bats' 
wings or, membraned gules, while the chevron on the 
shield was charged with three trefoils ermine in place 
of stars. Coat and crest confirmed by Wm. Flower, 
Norry King-at-Arms, 10th July, 1546, to Robert Revell. 
Thesei arms were again granted to a Robert Revell, 
Sheriff of County Derby in 1700, with slight change in 
the border. 

The visitation of the Heralds in 1569 makes the Derby 
families descend from Simon third son of Sir William 
Revel, Bart., John the elder son of John the progenitor of 
the family, who came into Derbyshire in the 14th century. 

In Glover's Derbyshire mention is made of Francis 
Revell, Esq., as one of the Committee of Sequestrators 
appointed by Parliament for Derbyshire, 31st of March, 
1643. The other members were Sir John Curzon, Sir 
John Gell, Bart., Sir John Coke, Knight, Nath. Hallowes, 
Esq., and James Abney, Esq. 

In British Museum Records No. 6705, page 103, and 
6672, page 409, dated May 15, 1504, are copies of all 
papers of interest kept at Carnfield Hall made by per- 
mission of Col. Tristram Revell of Carnfield and signed 
by J. Reynolds, 15 Feb'y, 1777. 

For account of the early Revells who are buried in 
Shirland Church, see Coxe's "History of the Churches of 
Derbyshire. ' ' 

Hunter, in his History of Hallamshire, makes the fol- 
lowing reference to the Revells of Stannington (Revell 
Grange) : — 

"At Revell Grange, Hallamshire (South Yorkshire) 
resided from an early period the family of the name of 
Revell whose names were often mentioned in the old 


genealogies as connected by marriage with the superior 
gentry of Derbyshire. The attachment of the family to 
the old religion (Eoman Catholic) exposed them to much 
injurious treatment in the time of the Civil wars and the 
Commonwealth. From the effect of the stigmas which 
were left upon them at a time when the name 'recous- 
ant' was supposed to place a man out of the pale of pro- 
tection, the family seems scarcely now to have recovered 
itself. Mr. R. Broomhead of Stannington married the 
heiress of the Revells about 1740." 

In Queen Elizabeth's reign a commission was formed 
to enquire whether the Revells had taken their priests 
(2) tq their house after the Reformation. 

In Leader's "Mary Queen of Scots in Captivity," the 
following references are made to the Revells and S'tacyes : 
The Author in describing the scenery about Sheffield 
Manor states: "The fir crowned heights of Norton, the 
sweet vale of Beauchief, the purple moor of Totley and 
the barren hills of the Peak, the thick woods of Wharn- 
cliffe and Wentworth, the widening vale of the Don, and 
the hills of Laughton and Handsworth, each distinguish- 
able by its spire, are all comprehended within the view of 
the Manor of Sheffield, where Mary Queen of Sheets spent 
14 years of captivity. The Manor itself, its towers and 
battlements appearing above the thick woods in which it 
was embosomed, must have once formed a prominent and 
striking object in the scenery. 

Referring to the Lodge at Sheffield Manor ; 

"In 1871 The Rev. J. Stacye, Chaplain of Shrewsbury 
Hospital at Sheffield, directed attention to the remark- 
able characteristics of the building. He showed that the 
rooms were ornamented as no mere porter 's lodge would 
have been, that the best room was at the top of the house. 
The only access to the chambers was by a narrow turret 
staircase, which also communicated with the leaden roof ; 
and his suggestion was, that in this case, tradition might 
after all be right, and that we had here a detached build- 
ing erected by the Earl of Shrewsbury expressly for the 
custody of the Queen of Scots. Subsequent investigation 
has further strengthened this idea. P. 203. Referring to 
the Popish Plots: "After arrest of the Duke of Norfolk, 
the Earl of Shrewsbury had been busying himself in 


August with the Popish tendencies of some of his neigh- 
bors. The proceedings of the Old Countess of North- 
umberland, who had many notorious Papists about her, 
disturbed him. The Countess was of great age, both 
impotent and of no ability to govern herself, or any 
other; but like a child led and abused to Popery, and 
such dangerous inconveniencies by such as be around 
her. So Shrewsbury informed the Privy Council. He 
found that her house was a principal place where Francis 
Rolleston, who had just been apprehended; John Hall, 
the enterpriser for Mary's escape the year before; John 
Eevell, and others, had met in their traitorous practices. 
Wentworth, too, of Wentworth, was an earnest Papist 
of wit and ability, and Shrewsbury had ascertained that 
a few days before the Northern Rebellion the Earl of 
Northumberland and his wife lay certain days at "Went- 
worth under colours of hunting, when it was devised 
that 'the Countess should become disguised like a Nurse 
to Bastian's wife, then in childbed at Wingfield, and 
the Queen of Scots being something like her, would have 
been conveyed away in her apparel. 

P. 284. ''At the beginning of 1573, Shrewsbury's 
duties as a iloyal Jailor were diversified by the occupa- 
tion of hunting out and examining "Conjurors and Mass- 
mongers." He sent one Avery Keller, servant to Lacon 
of Wiley near Bridgenorth, Esq., to the Privy Council, 
having extorted from him after a night 's sharp imprison- 
ment a confession "that he was a dealer with Conjurors 
and that he brought certain books of that Art unto John 
Revell which the conjuring scholars named Palmer and 
Falconer and Skinner the Priest did occupy in their 
practise at the said Revell's House; probably Revell 
Grange near Sheflfield, the residence for many genera- 
tions of a Roman Catholic family of that name, now the 
property of Francis Sutton, Esq., who maintains the 
services of the old religion in the ancient Chapel of the 

P. 190. May 20, 1585. Anthony Babington, perhaps in 
view of the treasons he was then contemplating, (later 
beheaded) conveyed one-half of Norton Hall with one- 
half of various lands mentioned by name, to John Bul- 
lock of Darley Abbey, Esq., for £400. but does not dispose 
of the moiety of the Manor, Pegges MSS. Col. of Arms." 


In the latter half of the 17th century there lived in 
Ashover near Ogston one Leonard Wheatcroft (Parish 
Clerk) who was a local poet, and in a poem entitled 
''Elegy upon the death of all the greatest gentry in 
Derbyshire who loved Huntinge and Hawkinge, ' ' written 
about 1672 he mentions the death of William Revell of 
Ogston in the following lines : 

"Then I go to Ogston, there to break my fast 
They all in mourning stood at me aghast 
To think my friend and lover was departed; 
And so I left them, all most heavy hearted; 
What shall I do (thought I) to hide my head 
Seeing so many Gallants now are dead. ' ' 

Ogston was the centre of hostilities during the war of 
the Commonwealth. Mr. Revel Turbutt writes that Cap- 
tain Edward Revell, who was disinherited of Ogston (see 
Revel Chart), was taken prisoner at Mr. Eyre's house at 
Hassop, and that Mr. Eyre was also taken at Ogston. 
There is still at Ogston a pane of glass taken out of one 
of the windows of the west wing of the Hall by Mr. 
Turbutt 's grandfather on which is written with a dia- 
mond "William Eyre, Feb'y 26 — 1640. Neminem metue 


To the lover of nature, and out of door life, there is no 
country on earth perhaps more charming than rural Eng- 
land in spring and summer. No wonder that the early 
Romans remained on the little Island and were fol- 
lowed by the Saxons, Danes and Normans. The com- 
bination of the balmy Gulf stream climate with the keen 
stimulation of the extreme northern latitude, has had 
much to do no doubt with the amalgamation of races rep- 
resented in the modern Briton. 

On a bright morning in May in 1903 I left the train at 
Alfreton, Derbyshire, armed with a pocket camera, to 
make a foot trip to Ogston Hall and vicinity. The bright 
green of the fields with the yellow and purple tints in 
them from the buttercups and spring flowers, the invig- 
orating air, gave one the full inspiration of the joy of 



The road to Ogston Hall winds up a steep ascent and 
plainly shows its centuries of age in the mossgrown rocks 
along its sides out of which it was hewn during the days 
of the Crusaders. 

As I followed the winding course of the road up the 
hill, past massive oaks which met overhead in a canopy 
of green, my thoughts naturally turned back to the days 
when over this same well-beaten path, armed Crusaders, 
bearing on their shoulders the red cross of the Templars, 
started forth on their long journey to the Holy Land, 
embued with the self-sacrificing spirit of the early Chris- 
tian martyrs, to save the Holy City from the hands of 
the Infidels. And years after, on the return of these same 
warriors bronzed and weather beaten, what glad hearts 
met them and led their jaded steeds up the same path. 
What stories these intrepid knights must have had to 
relate of their life in the far East. 

At the top of the hill the road ends before a mediaeval 
wall and arched and barred entrance with the arms of 
Revell and Babington cut in the stone work above, — 
a rather forbidding approach. At a smaller doorway I 
found a big brass bell, a small boy appeared and he in 
turn brought forth a small man, who informed me that 
the family were all in London for a fortnight, but on 
learning that my ancestors were connected with the 
Revells, and that I was from America, he agreed to 
break the rule and show me about the grounds and a 
part of the Hall. The transition from the entrance to 
the interior grounds reminded me of the story books 
of fairy land. A slight idea of the beauty of the place 
can be got from the pictures herein. A flock of high- 
land sheep was passing as I snapped the camera, and 
later, on the way to Shirland, I saw these same sheep 
having their long angora coats of wool washed by their 
keepers in the brook. 

On the rafters in an old part of the Tower I was shown 
a crest of the Revells which had been cut into the wood 
centuries before. Another curious object was an old card 
of regulations in the servants' quarters reproduced 
below. My guide stated that these rules were no longer 
in force. 




These rules and regulations to be strictly observed. ' ' 
''Rise at six o'clock in summer. 

Breakfast at eight o'clock. 

Dinner at one o'clock to be cleared away by two. 

Tea at five. 

Supper at nine. 

All to go to bed at ten. 

The bell to be rung at 8— 8.30 & 9. 

All doors and shutters to be fastened at dusk. 

The glass door in porch to be shut always. 

No stranger to be admitted beyond the glass door 
except by particular order. 

A call bell to be rung at six o 'clock in summer. 

Anything broken through manifest carelessness or 
if not mentioned at the time to be replaced. 

Prayers at 8.30 every morning and 9.30 o'clock on 
Sunday evenings. 

All to be regular and punctual at church. ' ' 
After bidding farewell to the kindly custodian of 
Ogston, I walked over to Shirland nearby to see the 
Church, and found a village wedding on; had lunch, 
consisting of bread and milk at the Inn, and learned from 
the Inn keeper that the Turbutts would receive their 
rents the day following from 180 tenants who congre- 
gated in the village on such occasions and kept him very 
busy all day. The Turbotts by a combination of inherited 
estates now own nearly the entire township. At the 
church I made a sketch from the tomb of John Revell of 
Ogston 1537. The tomb contains the arms of Eyre, Wil- 
loughby and Revell, and is a fine specimen of 16th cen- 
tury work. 

The train from Shirland for Mansfield passes Carnfield 
Hall (anciently Carlingthwaite) another property long 
held by a branch of the Revells, and which I understand 
still contains many portraits of the family. At Mans- 
field I endeavored to see the rector of the Church with 
the hope of learning something of Joshua Ely's immedi- 
ate family, but he was not at home, and I did not have 
time to make the second attempt. The Hotel at Mans- 


field, ''The Swan," is very quaint. It was built in the 
latter part of the 17th century. It is quite famous both 
for its antiquity and for the good fare provided to guests. 

My spare time was now getting very short and I made 
a hurried trip to Revell Grange, three miles west of 
Sheffield. The estate, amounting to about 1,000 acres, 
is at present owned by Capt. Revell-Sutton, and, like 
the present family at Ogston, the Suttons are not blood 
descendants of the Revells, but acquired the property by 
marriage of one of the ancestors first to an heiress of 
the Revells and later a second wife from whom the pres- 
ent generation descends. 

This branch of the Revell family were staunch Catho- 
lics and lost much property on account of their religious 
professions, during the Reformation as noted elsewhere. 
The ancient home was not on the site of the present build- 
ing, but was a mile away at Stannington. Capt. Revell- 
Sutton greeted me very cordially and after providing me 
with some excellent ''refreshments" he produced the 
Revell Pedigree and related several interesting incidents 
in the history of the Revells of Stannington. They were 
a spirited race. One was knighted for his prowess and 
admired valour in the fifth year of the reign of Edward 
II, one in the ninth year of Henry IV, another by King 
Henry VI; and at the Battle of Bosworth, Richard III 
knighted another on the field. In Sir Clements R. Mark- 
ham 's "Life and Character of Richard III," Richard 
Revell of Derbyshire is stated to have been faithful to 
the last. 

The Chapel of Revell Grange, which forms a wing of 
the main building, is still in use. In the drawing-room 
there were two 17th century portraits of Revells, one 
named Thomas. Both looked the parts they had played 
as Cavaliers of Charles I. 

Capt. Sutton presented me with the photograph of the 
Grange reproduced herein. The grounds about the place 
are contracted, but the view of the valley of the river 
Rivelin is quite attractive. Captain Sutton who at the 
time of my visit was probably not over thirty had only a 
short time before returned from the South African war 
on sick leave and was still suffering from a wound re- 
ceived in one of the engagements. Mrs. Revell-Sutton 


who was about starting for a drive on my arrival was 
very like an American lady both in vivacity of manner 
and general appearance. I later learned that she was of 
Dutch extraction. 

Hunter the Historian referred to Revell Grange as a 
"mean place of not the slightest interest." The old por- 
traits are certainly excellent and the chapel and the man- 
sion itself are both interesting and quaint. 

From photographs 1903 


Thomas Revell. 

According to the pedigrees in England as given in 
Hunter's Familia Minorum Gentium, Thomas Revell and 
his sister Elizabeth who sailed for West Jersey in 1678, 
were of the Chesterfield Revells, as appears in the fol- 
lowing copy of Hunter 's chart : — 

** Richard Potts, of Chesterfield, Gent., mar. Anne dau. of 
Godfrey Ashe. 

1. Son, Thomas Potts went to New Jersey and now re- 

sides in Philadelphia in good quality, mar. Joan 
dau. of Platts of the Peak. 

2. Dau., Mary Potts, mar. Thomas Revell, son of Ed- 

ward Revell of Chesterfield, Gentleman, and 

Frances, his wife dau. of Mr. Aid. Webster, living 

in New Jersey. ' ' 

Stancliff Hall in Barley nearby was held by a family 

of Potts. In the Church at Darley is a brass inscribed : — 

** Maria uxor John Pott, Gent, cujas piam memoriam et 

lebert celebrare discunt cujus, obitt Jan. 12 Mo. 1654 et 

filius natu maxi pie consecravit. ' ' 

The Ogston and Carnfield branches of Revells were rep- 
resented at Chesterfield and it is probable that Thomas 
of West Jersey was one of the offsprings of this branch. 
One record furnished by Mr. Revell-Turbutt of Ogston, 
reads as follows: — ''John Revell of Chesterfield of the 
Ancient family of Revell in Derbyshire buried at Ches- 
terfield, married Juliana dau. of John Clarke of Chester- 
field and Cutthorpe, sister of Sir Samuel Clarke of West 
Bromwich, County Stafford, Sheriff of London and Mid- 
dlesex in 1712. Their children were Sir John, eldest son, 
John 2d son, Samuel, a merchant in London, Alice wife 
of John Webb, Ann, wife of Thomas Homfray, b. 1697 d. 
1747, leaving with other issue Revell Homfray." An- 
other record gives ''Thomas Revell bapt. 1674 d. 1733, 
mar. Anne dau. of John Revell of Chesterfield by Juli- 
ana, sister to Sir Samuel Clarke, Sheriff of London in 



In the "White Ancestry," compiled by Wm. Francis 
Cregar, Philadelphia, 1888, a complete biography of 
Thomas Revell of West Jersey is given. Mr. Cregar 
traces him back to the following pedigree of the Revells 
of Whiston, Yorkshire, a few miles from Chesterfield in 
Derbyshire, but does not give any proof that the Thomas 
and Elizabeth shown therein are identical with those of 
West Jersey. Evidently the Revells of Whiston were 
connected with the Chesterfield branch and were also 
intermarried with the Stacyes of the Manor of Owler- 
ton, relatives of the Stacyes of Ballifield. 

ExTEACT OF Revell Pedigree. 

Thomas Eevell of Whiston, Gent., m. d. of Rev, Henry Bate, Rector of Raw- 

I marsh and Aston, Chaplain to Charles I. 

John of Whiston, d. 1662. Nathaniel of Rebecca m. Hunt, of Dal- 

m. Alice Stacye, d. Brampton m. ton, Gent. 

Robt., Lord of Manor Alice Eyre, 

of Owlerton. 

Elizabeth, mentioned in Thomas, m. John, of Chesterfield, Gent., m. 

father's will. Mary, 1678. 1. Elizabeth (?). 

2. Dorothy Milnes, of Tapton. 

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury there are records of the vdlls of 
Alice and Rebecca Revell, which might give further information. 

Note: Vol. 25 Pg. 105. "Political State of Great Britain. Wm. Revell 
of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire died the last day of December, a gentleman 
of an ancient family and in Commission of the Peace in County of Derby. ' ' 

All the New Jersey records seem to confirm Thomas 
Revell as the son of Edward of Chesterfield. The name 
of Whiston is not found in the American settlement, 
while one township near Burlington was named Chester- 
field, another Mansfield, while Thomas Revell's estate 
near Burlington was named Boythorpe and the Planta- 
tion adjoining called Ogston. Boythorpe was no doubt 
named after the Boythorpe Estate near Ogston Hall in 
Derbyshire. At the end of the 17th century this prop- 
erty, Mr. Revell-Turbutt writes, was the seat of the 
Gladwyn family, who intermarried with the owners of 
Ogston. In commenting upon this, Mr. Turbutt adds that 
his great grandfather, Major General Gladwyn, defended 



Fort Detroit in the American War against Pontiac and 
his Indians. 

The Ogston Plantation, near Georgetown, Burlington 
County in New Jersey, appears to have been named by 
John Curtiss about 1690, and was prior to this known as 
Pleasant Hill. The old house, still standing, occupies a 
commanding position on the summit of a promontory 
which overlooks the surrounding country. A part of 
the house is very old; the doors with upper and lower 
sections and with very large wrought iron hinges. It is 
now the summer residence of a Philadelphia family 
connected with the Ridgeways of that city. Many of the 
trees on the lawn are verv old and were no doubt there 

"ogston" in new JERSEY, IN 1908. BUILT AT END OP 17TH CENTURY. 

when the place was first occupied by the Curtiss family. 
The grove about the house forms quite a landmark in 
the surrounding scenery. 

In the History of Burlington County New Jersey, John 
Curtiss of Ogston is stated to have come from Bristol, 
England, and that his wife ''Anne" was of a family of 
superior position in England, that her father was a 
friend of King Charles during the War of the Common- 
wealth and was killed in front of his own house by the 
followers of Cromwell. In none of the New Jersey rec- 
ords is the maiden name of the wife of John Curtiss 
given. There is little doubt however that she was the 
Anne Revell, sister of Captain Edward Revell, shown 
on the Ogston Hall chart. At the wedding ceremony 
of Thomas Revell 's daughter "Anne" to Joseph White 


in 1694, the list of guests was as follows and in the order 
named: Wm. Biddle, Mahlon Stacy, Thos. Lambert and 
Dan'l Leeds, Justices. Tho. Revell, Tho. Potts, Joshua 
Ely, John Curtiss, Anthony Elton, Joseph White, P. 
White, Benj. White, Tho. Kendall, Mary Revell, Ann 
Potts, Eliz. Elton, Hannah Revell and many more wit- 
nesses. All of these guests are known to have been re- 
lated to Thomas Revell excepting John Curtiss and Tho. 
Kendal and the Justices. From the order in which 
Curtiss is named, there is little doubt that he also was 
a near relation. The Ogston Chart shows John Curtiss 
as the husband of Dorothy Revell, while the name of 
Anne 's husband is not mentioned. According to the fol- 
lowing letter from Mr. Revell Turbutt, Edward Curtiss 
married Dorothy, which would make probable the suppo- 
sition that there was a John Curtiss possibly a brother of 
Edward who married Anne. 

Ogston Hall, 
April 20, 1908. 

Dear Mr. Ely: I am enclosing the portion of the Revell pedigree which 
I promised, with the one or two alterations and additions. The information 
which I have omitted in this but inserted in the previous one is not wrong, 
but lack of room compelled me to leave it out. I don't know whether 
I told you that we have a certain amount of plate bearing the Revell and 
Revell and Turbutt arms on it, and a very fine collection of pewter with 
the Revell and Turbutt arms on it, all of which has been in the house for 
quite 200 years. I mention this as you seem to take interest in the old 
family plate as you have some photos of Stacey plate in your article. 

I have now searched the Shirland Registers for information about Curtis, 
but unfortunately the registers were presumably destroyed at the time of 
the Commonwealth, as there are none earlier than about 1689, and these 
very incomplete; so that I am afraid that I can give no information. I 
have several Revell papers with Edward Curtis 's signature on them, so I 
think that Edward was undoubtedly his name, though he is called John 
in the will of Captain Edward Revell, I think, and Edmund in another old 
pedigree. I am so sorry to have to disappoint you on this point. I am just 
off to Spain to-morrow for a month or so, but should be delighted to try 
to give you any other information w'ithin my limited capability when I 
return, should there be anything else that you wish to know. 

With kindest regards. 

Yours very sincerely, 

Gladwyn M. R. Turbutt. 

Mr. Turbutt adds in another letter the following correc- 
tions to the Revell chart: — ' ' Freschville was not then 
a Barony and also had a martlett on the Bend; again, 
Sitwell is marked as a baronetcy which it was not 'till 
subsequent to the marriage with Revell, and Turbutt is 


marked with an ermine border roimd it, which is incor- 
rect. ' ' 

Thos. Revell, with his family, including his sister 
Elizabeth, sailed from Port of Hull, Yorkshire, England, 
in company with Mahlon Stacye and wife (Rebecca Ely) 
their children and servants in the ship "Shield." Mr. 
Revell first settled at Burlington, where he built a resi- 
dence and later acquired "Boythorpe." He took an ac- 
tive interest in the affairs of the colony. He was a Free- 
holder and clerk of the town of Burlington in 1680, Re- 
corder in 1696, one of the Collectors of the Province in 
1700 and a member of the Council and Treasurer in 1701. 
While Recorder he compiled a book of records known as 
*' Revell 's Records," which has proven one of the most 
valuable books of the early archives of New Jersey. 

''Col." Revell (as he is sometimes termed in New 
Jersey records) was a communicant of old St. Mary's 
Church, Burlington, and was one of the original vestry- 
men mentioned in the Letters Patent from Queen Anne. 
In 1706 Thomas Revell and Daniel Leeds were church- 
wardens of St. Marys. 

Li 1707, on the appointment of Edward Hyde, a son 
of the Earl of Clarendon, as Captain-General of New 
York and the Jerseys, Revell became an active partisan 
of that personage, and was twice appointed Judge of 
Common Pleas and in 1708 a Justice of the Supreme 
Court. Hyde, who bore the title of Viscount Cornbury, 
was a bigoted and intolerant Church of England advo- 
cate and soon became intensely unpopular with the colon- 
ists not only by his narrowness of views on religion but 
more especially on account of his profligacy and degen- 
erate ways. Revell and Leeds were accused by the colon- 
ists of acting as the tools of Cornbury in his unpopular 
plans. A bitter opposition led by Lewis Morris was 
waged against Cornbury and his followers, which finally 
landed the autocrat in jail for his debts. On the death of 
his father, however he was released and returned to Eng- 
land to assume the title of 3rd Earl of Clarendon. In 
Doyle's Ofiicial Baronage of England, Cornbury is given 
the following long chain of titles: Viscount Cornbury 
and Baron Hyde of Hinton. Lieut.-Col. Royal Dragoons 
1683. M. P. for Co. Wilts 1685. Master of Horse to 


Prince George of Denmark 1685-90. Page of Honor to 
Jas. II at Coronation 1685. M. P. Christ Church 1695- 
98-1701. Capt. Gen'l and Gov. in Chief of N. Y. and N. J. 
1701-8. Com. in Chf. of Forces, Conn. & East & West 
New Jersey 1701. Vice Admiral of N. Y. & E. & W. N. J. 
1701-1708. Sue. to 3d Earldom of Clarendon 1709. Privy 
Councillor 1711. Envoy Extr. to Hanover 1714. 

Revell's loyalty to Cornbury made it impossible for 
him to hold office after the latter 's removal to England. 
Nothing further is known of Thomas Revell. Contem- 
porary with these events there was a person of the same 
name appointed by Queen Anne to the Court of Madrid. 
It would have been only natural for Cornbury to have 
interceded with his cousin the Queen in behalf of his col- 
league in Jersey and secured for him another berth. 

Cornbury 's record in West Jersey may have been over- 
drawn owing to the intense bitterness of the controversy 
between the Assembly and the Governor. It seems hardly 
possible that the same person as described in Jersey his- 
tory could return to England and become Privy Council- 
lor in 1711 and Envoy to the Court of Hanover in 1714. 

Thomas Revell's wife Mary (Potts) is last mentioned 
April 12, 1694, when she was one of the witnesses to the 
marriage of their daughter Anne to Joseph White of 
Burlington, who died in 1754, aged 85, and was buried in 
St. Mary's Churchyard. (Cregar's, White Family.) 

No general genealogy of the descendants of the Revells 
has been compiled in America. Doubtless many New 
Jersey families could trace their ancestry back to this 
ancient race. Elizabeth Revell, sister to Thomas, mar- 
ried, in 1688, Anthony Elton of Yatesbury, County Wilts, 
England, and Northampton Township, Burlington 
County, New Jersey. Through Anthony Elton, a son 
of this union, and the succeeding generations of Gard- 
iner, Stockton and White (See Cregar's White Family) 
were descended Mr. Samuel Stockton White, Dr. James 
W. White and Dr. J. William White of Philadelphia, the 
subjects of the following sketches. 

SAMUEL STOCKTON WHITE, of Philadelphia and 
Warriston House, in the County of Philadelphia, (eldest 
son of William Rose White and Mary Stockton White), 
was born at Hulmeville, Bucks County, Pa., June 19, 


See page 114 


1822, and died at Paris, France, December 30, 1879, in 
the 58th year of his age. 

He was the founder of the S. S. White Manufacturing 
Company, — the largest concern of its class in existence — 
and throughout his life conducted the business on which 
the corporation was based later, with unvarying good 
judgment and success. 

He was, moreover, interested in many other enter- 
prises and inventions, outside of his own business, as for 
example, the Harmonic Telegraph and the American 
Telephone Company. 

He was a patriotic and public-spirited man, — the first 
in America to respond to the call of the Government for 
a loan in its early struggles with the rebellion. He was 
a humanitarian and a liberal helper in philanthropic ef- 
forts, disbursing continuously for many years with an 
unstinted hand in aid of charitable objects. He was a 
worker in the great Sanitary Fair, and one of those who 
subscribed five thousand dollars each towards the Cen- 
tennial Exhibition. He was a member of the Union 
League, of the Reform Club, the Franklin Institute, the 
Academy of Natural Sciences, the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science, the United States 
Board of Trade, and many other business and benevo- 
lent associations. 

As a man he was modest and unassuming, charitable 
and respectful to others, yet never forgetful of self- 
respect; courteous, cordial and simple in his manners, 
uniting dignity and urbanity. Few men are to be found 
more free from faults, and none of greater probity or 
purer designs and aspirations ; calm in danger, cool under 
difficulties, wise in council, a kind husband, an indulgent 
father, thoughtful and considerate as an employer, a 
steadfast friend, a diligent worker, a man whose word 
was as good as his bond, he left behind him an enviable 

JAMES WILLIAM WHITE, of Philadelphia, Pa., 
A.M., M.D. (the second son of William Rose White and 
Mary Stockton White), born at Hulmeville, Bucks 
County, Pa., September 29, 1826. 

Dr. White studied medicine at the University of Penn- 
sylvania, and received the degree of M.D., from that 


institution. He never, however, followed medicine as a 
vocation, though practicing somewhat extensively among 
his relatives and acquaintances, as well as among the 
poor. The honorary degree of A.M. was conferred upon 
him by the St. Lawrence University of Canton, New 

He was the first President of the S. S. White Manufac- 
turing Company, and held that position until his death. 
He was also a member of the firm of Hance Brothers & 
White, manufacturing chemists. 

Dr. White assisted in the organization of the Maternity 
Hospital in 1872, — the first institution of its kind in the 
State of Pennsylvania. He was made its president at the 
first election, and was re-elected to that position each suc- 
ceeding year. 

He was identified with the Freedmen 's Aid Society, an 
active worker in the Sanitary Fair, and, as chairman of 
the Committee on Orations and Lectures of that great en- 
terprise, secured a handsome return toward the grand 
footing. He managed ' ' The People 's Literary Institute ' ' 
for seven years (before and during the war), and worked 
energetically in the maintenance of freedom of speech 
against much and bitter opposition, including at one time 
vigorous proceedings by the Mayor of the city. 

Denominationally he was a Universalist, and Mod- 
erator of the Church of the Messiah, Philadelphia. 

Dr. White was appointed president of the Department 
of Charities and Correction by the first Mayor of Phila- 
delphia elected under the Bullitt bill. His appointment 
was received with general approval by the press and the 

Dr. White married, at Philadelphia, October 28, 1847, 
Mary Ann, daughter of James and Maria McClaranan. 
His eldest son was Dr. J. William White — vide infra. 

(Aberdeen), of Philadelphia, the eldest son of Dr. James 
W. White (vide supra), was born November 2nd, 
1850; was graduated M.D. at the University of 
Pennsylvania in 1871, and in the same year ob- 
tained the degree of Ph.D. from that University, stand- 
ing at the head of his class after a- competitive examina- 
tion, and receiving the full vote of each chair. Dr. White 


See page ii6 


was shortly afterwards appointed to a position on the 
staff of Professor Agassiz, upon the Hassler Expedition, 
which sailed from Boston, December 4th, 1871, and after 
visiting the West Indies, the Straits of Magellan, both 
coasts of South America, Juan Fernandez, the Galapagos 
Archipelago, Panama, Mexico, etc., reached San Fran- 
cisco August 31st of the following year. 

Dr. White contributed to the columns of the *'New 
York Herald" a series of letters descriptive of the places 
visited and the work accomplished by the expedition. 
On his return to Philadelphia he was elected resident 
physician of the Philadelphia Hospital, and the next year 
appointed to the same position at the Eastern Peniten- 
tiary, which latter office he resigned in 1876 in order to 
devote his attention to private practice. In the following 
year Dr. ^'Tiite was elected surgeon of the First City 
Troop; with the rank of lieutenant, serving until 1888, 
receiving in October, 1885, a commission from the Gov- 
ernor, being the first surgeon of that organization whose 
rank was officially recognized by the State. In the same 
month Governor Pattison also appointed him one of the 
inspectors of the Eastern Penitentiary to fill the va- 
cancy caused by the death of George L. Harrison, Es- 

He has been a teacher and writer in surgery during 
his whole professional life; he was Professor of Clinical 
Surgery ; he is now John Rhea Barton Professor of Sur- 
gery, — all in the University of Pennsylvania; he is sur- 
geon to the University Hospital ; Consulting Surgeon to 
the Philadelphia, Jewish, and Maternity Hospitals; a 
member of the American Surgical Association, American 
Genito-Urinary Association, and the College of Physi- 
cians of Philadelphia. He was joint author of the Ameri- 
can Text-Book of Surgery (Keen and White, 1896) and 
of Human Anatomy (Piersol, 1906), and has written 
numerous articles on medical and surgical subjects in 
medical journals. 

Dr. White has always been interested in athletics of 
every description. Personally he has been successful as 
a long-distance swimmer, having covered the distance 
(from eight to ten miles as it has to be swum) from New- 
port to Narragansett on September 5fh, 1880, in cold and 


rough water, in five hours and forty minutes. He has 
been at different times in his life a devotee also of spar- 
ring, of rowing, of bicycling, of pedestrianism, and more 
recently of mountain climbing. He is a member of the 
Swiss Alpine Club and of the American Alpine Club. 

Physical Education has been a subject to which he has 
given much attention. He was the first Professor of 
Physical Education at the University of Pennsylvania, 
having inaugurated that Department in 1884 ; and he was 
the Chairman of the Committee of Alumni who, through 
him, presented to the University on December 14th, 1904, 
a fully equipped Gymnasium and Athletic Field at a cost 
of nearly six hundred thousand dollars. 

He has taken especial interest in intercollegiate ath- 
letics, and particularly in football, and has always vigor- 
ously defended the game as being, on the whole, beneficial 
to the men who take part in it, and as offering — in spite 
of some abuses — a manly vigorous ideal to American 
college students. An article on this subject, published 
in "The Outlook" and written in reply to criticisms of 
Dr. Eliot's (President of Harvard), led in the 
fall of 1905, to an invitation to the White House to dis- 
cuss the matter with President Eoosevelt. This inter- 
view excited widespread attention, as the President au- 
thorized Dr. White to express at some length his views 
on the subject and the situation, saying finally: "It 
would be a real misfortune to lose so manly and vigorous 
a game as football, and I emphatically believe in continu- 
ing it. ' ' 

Dr. White was instrumental in re-establishing the game 
between the Naval and Military Academies, and in ar- 
ranging to have it take place annually on Franklin Field, 

He has written a number of articles advocating the sys- 
tematic use of exercise as a means to health, e. g., "A 
Physician's View of Exercise and Athletics;" "Funda- 
mental Reasons for Belief in the Value of Exercise," etc. 

He has for more than twenty years spent three to four 
months annually in foreign travel, and in addition to 
the Rittenhouse, the Country, the Corinthian Yacht, and 
other Philadelphia clubs, is a member of the Reform Club 
of London, of the Royal Automobile Club of Great 

John Rhea Barton Professor of Surgery in the University of Pennsylvania 
From the portrait painted for the Lniversitv in 1909 by John S. Sargent, 

Esq., R.A. 


Britain, and of ' ' The Kinsmen, ' ' a dining Club of London 
and New York. He is a Commissioner of Fairmount 
Park, a Manager of the Western Saving Fund Society of 
Philadelphia and the Advisory Surgeon to the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad. He was appointed by President McKin- 
ley in 1900 and again in 1902 as a member of the Board of 
Visitors to West Point. 

There are three distinct branches of the family of 
Revell at present in the United States : The descendants 
of Randall Revell, who settled in Maryland in the 17th 
century, of which branch a record has been compiled by 
Mr. W. Roger Revelle of Seattle, Washington: Another 
branch, descendants of the French Huguenots, of which 
Mr. Alexander H. Revell of Chicago is a member ; and a 
third branch represented by Mr. Fleming H. Revell the 
publisher of New York City, who traces his descent from 
the Hug-uenots who fled from France to the North of Ire- 
land and afterwards settled in London, England. 


The Stacye Family. 

THE name of Stacye is not, apparently, derived from a 
locality. According to the author of the ''Norman Peo- 
ple", it comes from **Tacey — Robert and 
Gervase, Normandy, 1180-95. John Tassi, 
1272, England ; Tacy : Rualen de Tissie, Nor- 
mandy." In Lower's Patronymica Britan- 
nica: — ''Stace from either Eustace or Sta- 
tins, is probably of continental origin, as the 
final E is sometime accented and from Stace 
we get Stacy. ' ' 

The family of Stacye of which Mahlon the 
founder of Trenton was a younger son, was 
STACYE OF BAL- scatcd at Ballifield Hall, parish of Hands- 
LiFiELD worth, in the West Riding of Yorkshire bor- 
dering Derbyshire certainly from about the 
year 1330 down to the close of the nineteenth century. 
Still earlier in the 36th year of the reign of King Henry 
III, 1252, a cleric of the name of Eustace was rector of 
Handsworth Church. This is confirmed also in "Fam- 
iliae Minorum Gentium," in which is stated that the 
Ballifield family of Stacye were reported to have held 
that estate from the time of the Norman Conquest. 

The Arms of the Stacyes, as given in Burke's General 
Armory are : Azure a f esse between three martletts, or, 
charged with three fleurs de lis. These arms have never 
been recorded at the College of Arms, but that may also 
be stated of the arms of other ancient families in Eng- 
land. The earliest mention of Stacy arms omits the 
fleurs de lis, and are somewhat similar to the early arms 
used by the ancient family of Furnival, Lords of Hallam- 
shire, which included Ballifield. This family were de- 
scendants of the Viscount Eustachius of the Domesday 
period. These arms differed from those of Stacy only 
in the number of martletts and the use of the bend in- 
stead of the fesse, a common difference. There was also 



a family of Eustace which used the same arms as the 

In Scotland, the Ross Herald, Joseph Stacie, bore 
arms : Azure, on a bend, or, between three owls as many 
thistles. These characters and colors also correspond 
with the English arms. 

In the records of the Franciscans at Scarborough, 
Yorkshire, about fifty miles east of Ballifield is an in- 
scription in Latin, which, translated, reads: 

* ' The most illustrious Lord and King Ed- 
ward the Second and Regnald, called Molen- 
dinarius, were the families of the house of 
the Brothers Minor of Scarboroughe. Here 
are the tombs of the nobles who were buried 
in said Church of the said Brothers. And 
the first called Reginaldi lies under the 
great altar in the middle choir. 

Also the Lady Avicia Huthrede. 

Also the Lady Matilda Stacy. 

Also the Lady Agnes de Vesey. 

Also Edward Stacy." 

In 1366, 20th year Edw. II, Yorkshire Arch. Journal, 
Vol. 12, mentions John Stacy de Balifelde and John de 
Synderhill witnesses to a deed. ' ' Synderhill ' ' was a part 
of the Ballifield estate and held by the Stacyes. The 
name of De Heley or De Helay also occurs frequently at 
this period in connection with land transfers in the vicin- 
ity of Ballifield. (For this family see other article on De 

Fisher's History of Masham, has the following refer- 
ence: — ''Orate pro Domino Johanne Stacy (Prebendary 
of Banbury in the Cathedral of Lincoln). He died, 1394. 
And in the ancient will of "Wm. Harpele, Esquire to the 
King of England, 10th of May, 1392," appears the signa- 
ture of ' ' Dom 'no Johanne Stacye cum rege. ' ' 

In another work, found at the Astor Library either 
in ' ' Calendar Etoniensis " or a book of early ecclesiastics 
of England the name is given "John de Stacy." This 
same book refers to "William de Ely or Hely" the 
King's Treasurer also Prebendary of Lincoln in 1207, 
and of London 1192. 


In "Lincolnshire Pedigrees," by Maddison, the pedi- 
gree is given of the Stacys of Castle Bytham, Lincoln- 
shire with the same arms as used by the Stacyes of Balli- 

In Tenterden Church, Kent County, the arms of an- 
other branch of the Stacys are to be found or were there, 
according to one of the Histories of Kent. They were a 
branch of the Castle Bytham family. By a strange co- 
incidence the Rev. George Ely contemporary with 1570, 
supposed to be the grandfather of Nathaniel Ely who 
came to Boston, Mass., in 1632, was Rector of Tenterden 
Church. Col. Lemuel Chester the famous American 
Genealogist, who was engaged by Hon. Heman Ely of 
Elyria, Ohio, to complete the Nathaniel Ely history, 
traces the Rev. George Ely from Tenterden to his ma- 
triculation at Oxford University in 1566 and thence back 
to Lincolnshire. He was probably of the family of Elys 
of Utterby and Great Carlton. 

The Stacyes of Ballifield also owned Bramley Hall, 
Synderhill (the name now happily changed to Hands- 
worth Grange) and also leased Dore House, probably of 
the Duke of Norfolk, all adjoining the Ballifield prop- 

It is stated in the Yorkshire Archaeologist that the 
family also held Raynor House, probably somewhere in 
the vicinity. Another branch of the Ballifield family of 
which Robert Stacy was the head in 1666 held at that 
time the Manor of Owlerton. This estate is now a part 
of the city of Sheffield. A ''Court Baron" was held at 
Owlerton in 1666 at which Robert Stacy was Lord of the 
Manor, and William Simpson the Steward. 

About the year 1600 the Rev. John Stacye was ap- 
pointed Governor and Chaplain of Shrewsbury Hospital 
in Sheffield, endowed by the Countess of Shrewsbury. It 
is a quite remarkable fact especially to Americans to 
find almost three centuries later another Rev. John 
Stacye of the same family Governor of the same insti- 
tution. ''The Antiquary", an English publication, gives 
the following notice of the latter 's death in 1889: — 

"Sheffield and the district around have lost a most 
worthy Archaeologist in the Rev. J. Stacye, M.A., for 
thirty-nine years Governor and Chaplain of Shrewsbury 


Hospital. He died on December 20th at the age of eighty. 
When the Sheffield Archaeological Society was formed in 
1868 Mr. Stacye was at once singled out for the office of 
President, a position he occupied with conspicuous ad- 
vantage to the Association so long as it continued. ' ' 

In a pedigree of the family of Cockayne-Vernon of 
Derbyshire, mention is made of the marriage of one of 
the Cockayne family to Elizabeth Stacy, daughter of 
' ' Sir Thomas Stacy ; arms : — a f esse between three birds 
or" date about 1520. If the Stacyes used these arms 
at that period, the addition of the three fleurs de lis to 
the shield and the adoption of the crest used by the Elys 
of Utterby, Lincolnshire, may have been due to the in- 
termarriage with that family. 

COPY OF PORTRAIT OF GEORGE FOX. From the original painting 
by Sir Peter Lcly in Friends' Historical Lil)rary, Swarthmore College, 
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. 

Copyriglit, 1896, by I'riends' Historical Library 

A Visit to Ballifield. 

IN a visit to Ballifield and vicinity in 1903 the author, 
though pressed for time, greatly enjoyed walking about 
the old places once owned by the progenitors of the 
founders of Trenton. Ballifield Hall, four miles from 
ShefiBeld, is quite imposing in appearance, having the ap- 
pearance of a small village with its laborers' cottages, 
stables, kennels, etc. 

Synderhill House is on the crest of an adjoining hill. 
The surrounding country is beautiful. Between the 
two places is a quarter of a mile of rich pasture dotted 
with handsome old oaks and resembling a great park, 
bordered on the road side with a high stone wall, not high 
enough however to obstruct the view. Americans need 
to visit the Old World to get a true conception of the 
beauty and order of rural England. Ballifield and vi- 
cinity are typical of the country. The roads are lined 
with magnificent trees, the old stone bridges covered with 
vines, the splendid roads bordered with high well- 
trimmed hedges, and even the most humble farm labor- 
ers' houses substantially built of stone or brick, with 
generally a neat little garden attached. Mr. Cadman, 
the owner of Ballifield at the time of my visit, was away 
when I called, but the head-keeper very courteously 
guided me about the place. The old Stacye cemetery was 
in a fairly good condition. The tomb of Elizabeth Ely 
dated 1672 least worn of all. 

Hunter, in his History of Hallamshire, gives the fol- 
lowing copies of inscriptions from these tombs : 

Elizabeth, dau. Robert Stacy of London, d. May 11, 

John, son of Mahlon Stacye d. 11 Dec. 1671. 

Elizabeth, dau. of George Ely late of Mansfield d. 27th 
Dec. 1672. 

Mary Stacye of Synder Hill d. 23 Jan. 1683. 

Mary beloved dau. of Thos. Stacye of Ballifield d. June 
25, 1671. 



Judith wife of Tlios. of Ballifield d. 25 Nov. 1680. 

Ellen Stacye d. 27 July 1687. 

Judith late wife of George Harrison of ''Orgreave" 
d. 3 June 1688. 

W. L. 1673. 

The burying ground is not over forty feet square, en- 
closed by a stone wall and only a stone's throw from the 
old Synderhill House, which in the time of George Fox 
was a residence and after that used as a Meeting House 
for the Society of Friends, according to the statement of 
my guide. It is at present almost entirely covered with 
ivy and is used as the Keeper's lodge. The present 
Handsworth Grange house adjoins this old building and 
was evidently built less than one hundred years ago. 
^'Orgreave Hall" is the name of a very attractive seat 
which can be seen from the cars to the left in traveling 
from Sheffield to Mansfield, about one mile from Balli- 
field Hall. 

The following day, Sunday, dawned in an unpromis- 
ing way in the City of Sheffield. It was dark and dreary, 
but much to my surprise on reaching the outskirts, the 
sun appeared, or rather I emerged from the pall of smoke 
which continuously envelopes Sheffield, and found it to 
be a clear sunny day. After a walk of an hour I reached 
Richmond, a little hamlet adjoining Handsworth. Rich- 
mond Park the principal residence is a stone villa, noted 
particularly for the beauty of the garden and flower beds. 
It was a bower of blossoms at that time, June. Mr. 
Browne, the present owner, greeted me very cordially 
and showed me about the grounds and pointed out the 
only relic of the old mansion which originally occupied 
the site, but a few blocks of worn stone left. 

The Herald 's College has a record of a family of Ely 
— Ellye — Eley of ''Richmond," Yorks., and I thought 
there might be some clue here connecting it with the Elys 
buried at Ballifield, the adjoining estate. I presume an 
investigation of the deeds to the place would decide this. 
The Elys of Richmond bore arms: argent a fesse en- 
grailed between six fleurs de lis, gules ; crest, an arm in 
armor grasping a hawk's lure. The Harrison family 
connected with the Stacyes occupied Richmond for a 


time. (See references to Ely of Richmond in Chron- 

After bidding farewell to Mr. Browne, a few minutes' 
walk brought me to Handsworth Parish Church. The 
sexton was about closing after the service, but on learn- 
ing I was from America and in quest of information of 
the Stacye family he insisted on going for the Rector, 
who seemed delighted to meet me, and after we inspected 
the interior of the Church he showed me the principal 
memorial of the Stacyes, which is given below : — 

Copy of Inscription in east end of Handsworth 
Church : 

''John Stacye de Ballifield 
in Com. Ebor. gen. qui obiit 
quinto die Augusti anno 1712. 
filius suus maxime natus Thomas 
Stacye sacrae ejus cineri hoc aes 
grati animi Monumentum 
merito imposuit anno 1713. 

Omnia Risus Omnia Pulvis et 
Omnia Nihil Enim nos 
Omnes Morti Debemur." 

The Rector, Mr. Mowat, was extremely kind and his 
invitation to stop for dinner was so cordial that I de- 
cided to waive formality and accept his hospitality. The 
rectory is an ideal home surrounded with a fine hedge- 
lined garden and a wide stretch of terraced lawn in the 
rear, filled with brilliant flowers. A little grandson at 
dinner was much interested in America and asked if 
there were bears in New York. After dinner the Rector 
brought out the old registers of Handsworth Church cov- 
ering the years prior to Joshua Ely's and Mahlon Stacy's 
departure for America in 1678-1683. The pages were so 
worn and the lettering so strange that I found little that 
I could accurately translate. From the Rectory I was 
directed to Bramley Hall, which lies adjacent to both 

*Geo. Harrison of Richmond Park mar. Sarah d. of Nicholas Ardron of 
Treeton. Rebecca and "Edy" (Elyf) Ardron are also mentioned in con- 
nection with the Stacyes. York Will No. 934 (Ardron) may give further 


the Rectory and Balliiield Hall. This property was also 
once owned by the Stacyes. Mrs. Mowat, the rector's 
wife, stated that a French lady was the present mistress. 
She and her little child were walking in the grounds as I 
approached. I was readily given permission to take a 
photo of the place. The little child volunteered the in- 
formation that next week her cousin who was very pretty 
was to make them a visit. Either this Bramley Hall or 
another of the same name was also occupied by con- 
nections of the Revells and the Elys of Utterby. These 
places appeared to be connected by foot-paths apart 
from the public road, often between or along high hedges. 
A short walk over one of these byways brought me again 
to Ballifield, approaching from the pasture. I was fortu- 
nate in finding Mr. Cadman at home, about to seat him- 
self with Mrs. Cadman and a lady companion at the tea 
table on the lawn. I was immediately invited to join the 
group, and had spread before me a plate of those very 
English thin slices of bread with thick layers of butter, 
some very delicious cake, and tea such as is only brewed 
in England, or is it the effect of the English climate on 
one's digestion? Mr. Cadman then showed me the vari- 
ous places of interest about the Hall. A few feet from 
where we had been sitting, and forming the centre of the 
circle made by the drive, was the gnarled and weather- 
beaten trunk of an old Yew tree with only a few branches 
left, which Mr. Cadman stated had probably been there 
for hundreds if not a thousand years, a mute sentinel no 
doubt at many interesting scenes in the history of the 
Stacyes. It was on this wide sweep of lawn that George 
Fox, the founder of the Society of Friends, early in the 
seventeenth century, as a guest at Ballifield had held 
great religious meetings which according to one his- 
torian were attended *'by both the gentry and common- 
alty." It was at one of these meetings that Lady Mon- 
tague was led to become a Friend. (See Life and Writ- 
ings of George Fox.) In another book Lady Montague's 
conversion is credited to a different locality nearby. 

An interesting relic of early days was an elaborately 
carved black-oak table, which Mr. Cadman, much to his 
honor, had carefully preserved and had inscribed on a 
silver plate the following: 



This called Fox the Quaker's Table 

made before 1593 
was for many years at Synderhill 
and afterwards for 60 years in the 
Tool House there, then restored and 
placed in Ballifield Hall by 
Section of the Fox Thomas Watson Cadman, Esq. 
Table. Sketch made in December 1868. 

in 1903. 

The Hall had been greatly changed within the past 
generation, bay-shaped wings having been added to the 
main structure. The dining room in the old Hall, I later 
learned from Mr. Stacy of Grenoside, was of black oak 
and very attractive. The old stone spout head, as shown 
in accompanying sketch, was an object of great interest. 
It had evidently been preserved by the Stacys as a relic 
of some more ancient building. The fleur de lis engraved 
on it, indicates that this was the insignia of the family 
occupying the place. I noticed a similar stone in the 
walls of Haddon Hall with the boar's head of the Ver- 
nons engraved thereon. From the house we strolled 
through the pasture and inspected a large herd of sleek 
Hereford cattle, evidently the especial pride of Mr. Cad- 



The last surviving representative of the Stacyes of 
Ballifield was at the time of my visit to England, Rector 
of the Parish Church of Grenoside near Sheffield, — the 
Rev. John Evelyn Staeye, son of Rev. Jolm Stacye, the 
antiquarian mentioned elsewhere. Mr. Stacye was away 
when I called at the rectory. I had learned of him 
through Sir H. Scott-Gatty, the King-at-arms of the Her- 
ald 's College, London, who was his friend. The opportu- 
nity for making the acquaintance of our English kindred 
however led me to wait for Mr. Stacye 's return. He was 
a bachelor and lived alone, excepting the servants. He 
was apparently delighted at meeting his cousin from 
across the seas. He seemed very melancholy over the 
loss of the Ballifield estate. It had passed out of the 
Stacye family about 1800 through large debts incurred 
by the then representative of the family living too rapid 
a pace in London, as a friend and boon companion of 
either the Duke of Newcastle or the Duke of Norfolk, I 
forget which. 

He had many relics and heirlooms to show me. Among 
them an old hunting sword of the time of Queen Eliza- 
beth, 16th century ; several pieces of silver plate contain- 
ing the Stacy arms and crest, one shield empaled with 
the same arms as were united with the Ely arms at Ut- 
terby, namely, three stars or mullets. This empaling 
on the shield at Utterby was of the Hansard family. The 
stars on the Stacye plate may have represented this 
family or the family of Whittington who resided nearby 
and are credited by Burke with these arms, but as neither 
of these names is found on the Stacye pedigree which is 
given in detail in Hunter's Hallamshire (copy in His- 
torical Society Library, Philadelphia), it is possible that 
this plate, combining the old Stacye arms, a f esse between 
three birds, with the three fleurs de lis and crest of the 
Elys of Utterby, together with the three stars of Han- 
sard, represented the intermarriage of the Stacyes and 
Elyes in the 17th century. A tankard bearing a large 
fleur de lis, Mr. Stacye stated, was of unknown origin or 

Another curious relic in the collection of Mr. Stacye 
was a solid gold heart-shaped pendant engraved 
with the letters ''R. C. 5° Sept. 1712" on one side and 



on the other **Amico Tuo 
opt Thomas Stacye de Balli- 
field." Translated ''Thy 
best friend Thomas Stacye 
of Ballifield." 

This had been presented 
to Tliomas Stacye by Robert 
Carver of Dinnington Hall. 
Mr. Stacye, who seemed to 
be well-informed on local family history, stated that the 
family of Carver was an excellent one, and also referred 
to the Elyes in terms of the greatest respect. Mr. Stacye 
owned a fine miniature of John Stacye of Ballifield, 1760, 
reproduced herein, also letters written to this ancestor 
by his cousins in West Jersey, which are given in full. 
We walked together as far as his church, on my way back 
to Sheffield. Mr. Stacye 's father, the Reverend John 
Stacye, had also been rector of this church, and had made 
important additions to it in memory of his wife. Owler- 
ton Manor, another Stacye property in the 17th century, 
lies on the way to Grenoside. The old man- 
sion in the last stages of disintegration can 
be seen in the center of a park, from the trol- 
ley line, but I did not have time to make an 
inspection of it. 

The Stacye family plate in the accom- 
panying illustrations were photographed at 
the South Kensington Museum, London, to 
which institution Mr. Stacye bequeathed 
them prior to his death in 1905. The copies were secured 
by Rear-Admiral John J. Read, U. S. N., one of the 
American descendants of Mahlon Stacye, while in London 
in 1907. 

I shall never forget Mr. Stacye 's cordial hospitality 
and the great interest he showed in learning all about 
his American cousins; how they lived, were they pros- 
perous and "of the same class" as in the old days? etc. 
Mr. Stacye died two years later, on the 24th of Septem- 
ber, 1905, after an illness of ten days. In a letter from 
one of his cousins Mr. Wm. Allison, of Westgate House, 
Louth, Lincolnshire, to Miss Helen K. Morton, of Phila- 

Copy of stained 

glass window at 



delphia, Mr. Stacye is paid the following touching trib- 

"He was buried at Ecclesfield, among the people for 
whom he had worked unceasingly for upwards of 28 
years, and you would have been proud of your relation- 
ship to him, could you have seen the crowds of working 
people who followed him to his grave. The whole Parish 
was in deep grief. He did a wonderful work among those 
hard-headed Yorkshiremen and they sincerely appreci- 
ated it." 

The following are copies of the letters referred to in ac- 
count of my visit to Rev. John Evelyn Stacye, in 1903, 
and in his possession at that time. They were sent 
from Trenton, New Jersey, in 1763. The three letters 
were enclosed in a covering addressed in Stacye Potts' 
handwriting to John Stacye at Ballifield near Sheffield, 
in York- Shire — 

My dear fr' & Eelation. 

By these I let thee know I rec'. thy kind letter dated 16th of May last, 
three months since, and am heartily glad to hear of thine and family's 
good health, as also I congratulate thee of the increase of thy family as of 
two sons and three daughters, and hope thy Spouse is well restored to 
health after lying-in. May thy sons and daughters, it has pleased Divine 
Providence to bless you with, be a comfort to thee and Spouse in old age. 
I thank thee for thy Congratulation of a peace, and a Peace which oc- 
cationed great Rejoycing to every part of our Countrie. But such is the 
great change of human Affairs, which pleases Divine Providence to suffer 
at this time, and almost ever Since the peace was proclaimed, than our 
fronter, Vergenia, Mariland, Pensilvania & New Jersey with New York, 
are great Desolation made on the poore Inhabitants of these fronteres, 
by the Savages, Great numbers of which are killed and Scalpt both meu 
and women & children too horrid to Mention, occationed as is said by 
settleing their Lands at Pittsburgh on the Ohio and elsewhere without 
purchasing the same, but is further surmised, the French who are suffered 
to live on the Conquered lands are not clear of stiring them up to such 
Barbarities which are dayly commited, and great Nimibers have left their 
habitations and fled to the most populass parts of the provinces to pre- 
serve their lives. In order to put a stop to these Depridations, the people 
are sent out in scouring parties if possible to meet with the Savages (who 
go in small parties) to put a stop to such Barbarities. Some troops are 
voted by the severall Assemblies of the provinces, and we have Notice of 
some thousands which are sent from England, but not yet arrived — how 
this will end and when, God knows, but wee hope an End will be put to 
it, by Distressing them and obliging them to sue for peace, but at present by 
every post we receive the Meloncholy news of Numbers of the poor In- 
habitants have been slain, & others fled, their houses & barns burnt with 
the grain. 

I communicated thy kind letter to my Brother Nathan Beakee (nefew 
to thy Cozen Mahlon Stacy who was at Ballifield) & Stacy Potts my nefew 
and Eejoy'd to hear from thee and family, having a Desire to settle 


From a miniature in possession of Rev. J. Evelyn 
Stacye, 1903. 


an Acquaintance by Letters. Thou Requests to give an ace', of thy Kindred 
in these parts, I should gladly do it, but my brother & Stacy Potts will 
be perticular in that of thy Relations and how connected. I should with a 
good deal of Pleasure have gratified thy curiosity of knowing the p'sipall 
products of our Countrie after the best manner I am Cappable of, but have- 
ing had a sight of the Ingenuous Jefiferys history of North America in 
Holt: published 1761 to whome I must refer thee, who will inform thee 
the most minutest things, but must not omit of letting thee know that 
the great men have very fine Gardings w 'th variety of flowers as in Eng- 
land, orringes & Lemmons Cittorins & most other fruits as the West India 
Islands preduce, but must be put in the Green house in the fall to pre- 
sers-e them from the frost. Some small vineyards are planted by some 
and have done very well & w 'h good success. It is very common for abound- 
ance to have in their Gardins, some choice Grapes as rarities, which shews 
if wee whare provided with people who understood this branch of Agri- 
culture the Climate would do very well for any of the Grapes thou Mentions, 
but as our Countrie is but young & labour very dear & scarse & abundantly 
more so since the last war began as the Necessatie of the times Required 
what of the Laboring people to be possibley spared to serve the King in 
his wars. My daughters together with myself e joyne in our best respects 
to thee and Spouse with thy Mother and children. I conclude with the 
greatest love & esteeme thy affectionate fr'. & Kinsman. 
Trenton in New Jersey, Dec. 6th, 1763. 

Edm'. Beakes. 
This letter is addressed 

John Staceye, liveing at Balifield 
in Hansworth parish near Sheffield 
in Yorkshire. 

"Esteemed ffr. and Relation, 

I have been favored by my Brother Edm' Beakes with the sight of a 
Letter which thou did him the honor to send Dated in May last; wherein 
among other things thou art so kind as to Express a Desire of being in- 
formed what kindred thou has in this remote part of the world, with their 
names and how connected with thy Family. Please then accept such In- 
formation as I am Capable to give and to begin: My Grand Father by 
the Mother's side, whose name was Mahlon Stacy, married to one whose 
Maiden name was Rebecca Ely who removed from England, together with 
all their children then Living which was three Daughters named Elizabeth, 
Sarah and Mary and after their arrival in America they had, two other 
Daughters and one Son, Viz. Ruth (who was my mother) Rebecca and 
Mahlon — the daughters of the said Mahlon Stacy married men of the 
following names. Elizabeth to Able Janney, Sarah to Joseph Kirckbride, 
Mary to Ruben Pownall, Ruth to William Beakes (who was my Father) 
Rebecah to Joshua Wright, and my Uncle Mahlon was married to the 
Daughter of John Bainbridge. By all which marriages they had issue 
except my Aunt Mary and my Uncle who both died without Issue. — It 
would tire thy patience to hear a Catalogue of all their names. Suffice it 
therefore to say they had a numerous offspring save those before mentioned 
and her that married Joseph Kirckbride who left Issue only one Son. 
My mother had issue of her first Husband William Beakes, one Daughter 
and two Sons, named Sarah, Stacy and Nathan, and after the decease of 
my Father she was married to one Saml. Atkinson by whom she had two 
sons and two Daughters all of which are Living and have families except 


My Brother Stacy and my sister Sarah who are both Departed this life 
as also all the children of Mahlon Stacy the Elder, except the youngest 
Daughter who is yet living. My Uncle who in his life paid a Visit to thy 
Father and resided some considerable time with him at his Seat of 
Ballifield, at whose Decease the Sir Name of Stacy became Extinct in 
America; but to shew the Veneration had for his name divers of his 
kindred has given his sir name for the first name to their sons, some are 
named Mahlon and others are named Stacy which was keeping up his 
name in the best manner they were capable of; thou wilt excuse my being 
a Little more particular respecting our own family than I have been 
with the rest, because to be thus particular with the other families would 
be too much for a single letter; I have now living one Son and four 
Daughters. I must acknowledge it as a spetial mark of kindness in 
thee who art as I am informed, Descended from the Eldest Branch of 
the family of the Stacys and also possest of an aflBuent fortune to be thus 
mindful to keep up a Correspondence with thy relatives that are descend- 
ants of a younger Branch and Live so remote. As the span of life is so 
short and we pass from time to Eternity so swiftly; unless this method 
of keeping and Cultivating a Correspondance of Letters be practical and 
continued, a few ages more, at the distance apart that Providence has 
assigned us, will render our posterity Intirely Ignorant of any kindred they 
have to each other; the knowledge whereof I desire may be preserved 
to after ages. 

If thou can find freedom to wright to me, and Inform what relations I 
have in England by the line I have been treating of, it will be received 
and acknowledged by me (if living) as a singular favor. May the Al- 
mighty keep and protect thee from the snares and Temptations that at- 
tend us all in this life; and I think in a more Espitial manner those in 
AflBuent fortunes — I do, together with my Wife, conclude with the greatest 
regard and esteem for thee, thy family and the rest of my Eelations though 
unknown, and subscribe myself thy 

Affectionate ffriend and Relation 

Nathan Beakes. 

P. S. If thou art so kind as to favor me with a Letter, please to Direct 
it to Nathan Beakes at Trenton in Hunterdon County New Jersey. 

Dec. 7th, 1763. 
The letter is addressed 

' ' For John Stacy 
att Ballifield near Sheffield 
In York:Bhire, Old England." 

Eespected Friend & Kinsman, 

I am verry Happily relieved from the disagreeable Apprehention of thy 
disesteeming a Correspondance from which I had promised myself a great 
deal of Pleasure and satisfaction, by the respectfull Notice thou art pleased 
to take of me in thy kind letter to Edm'. Beakes of May last; from 
which I conclude that to Indulge myself in the freedom of an intimate 
Friendship by more frequent Correspondance, will be acceptable to thee; 
and in that Assurance shall give myself the Pleasure of Writing as Con- 
veniency may offer, without waiting to receive thy further Testimony of 

When last I wrote to thee I had just entered the scene of Action, and 
engaged in the Business and Cares of Life since which time I have married 
a Wife, and had three children, but have been so unhappy as to loose 

TANK.VRD of silver, cliaseil and repousse; engraved with a shield of arms and 
the initials A. I. M. ; made by John Downes, of Wood Street; English: London hall- 
mark for '1701-2 — MUG of silver, engraved with the initials P. C. I.; maker's mark 
S. L., linked; English: London hall-mark for i6g.vJ. 

l.WRARl) uf silver, engraved with a lady's shield of arms. Eyre imjjaling I'aking- 
ton; said to have belonged to Mrs. liyre, daughter of Ladv Pakington Cd. 1679), the 
reputed authoress of "The Whole Duty of Man"; maker's mark O. S., with a trefoil 
and three pellets; English: London hall-mark for 1673-4 — BEAKER of silver, en- 
graved; maker's mark E. T., with a crescent; English: London hall-mark for 1653-4 — 
Xow in possession of the N'ictoria and Albert Museum. 

COFFEE-POT of silver, chased and repousse, engraved with the arms of Stacye; 
with ivory handle; engraved with Stacye arms; made by Wm. Grundy of Goff Square; 
for 1779-80— TEA-KETTLE AND STAND (with lamp) of silver, repousse and chased, 
with wooden handle; mark of John Scofield of Bell Yard; English: London hall-mark 
English: London hall-mark for 1753-4. 

SALX'ER of silver, engraved with the arms of Stacye; made by William Peaston 
of St. Martin's le Grand; English: London hall-mark for 1753-4 — In the Victoria and 
Albert Museum. 

WAITERS of silver, a pair, engraved with the arms of Stacye; made by Dorothy 
Mills, of Saffron Hill; English: London hall-mark for 1752-3 — spoon of silver, with 
slip-ended stem; maker's mark R. C. ; English: London hall-mark for 1615-16 — 
LEMON STRAINER of silver; maker's mark G. H.; English: London hall-mark for 
1756-7 — CREAM JUG of silver, chased and repousse; English: London hall-mark; 
middle of the i8th century — Victoria and Albert Museum. 

CASTERS of silver, a set of three, repousse and pierced; engraved with the crest 
of Stacye- maker's mark "R. 1'.," with a fleur-de-lys; English: London hall-mark of 
,762-3 — SALT-CELLARS of silver; made by David Hennell, of Gutter Lane; English: 
London hall-mark for 1749-50. 


the only son among them, otherwaya I have cause in Grateful! Humility, 
I thankfully to acknowledge that my undertakings in the affairs of this 
World, have been Bless 'd with Prosperity eaqual to my Reasonable Ex- 
pectations. And as my Uncle Nathan Beakes is perticular in giving thee 
an account of our family, I need only add, that I am the eldest son of 
his sister whose Maiden Name was Sarah Beakes; and now supposing we 
are well Acquainted with each other shall conclude that head. 

Though some (whose unlimited Expectations had formed prospects of 
extending the British Empire over all North America and including most 
of the West India Islands, which the late signal Success of their Arms 
in a great measure seemed to presage) joined in opinion with those among 
you who ' * call it an Inglorious peace, ' ' which consequently occationed some 
uneasiness; yet we generally Rejoiced on the conclusion of the War, and 
pleasing prospects of peace which seemed to promise Felicity to our 
American Colonies, and Happiness to Europe in general; with Riches, 
Honor and Prosperity to the British Trade and Nation (the' I think the 
Conduct of the Ministry not quite excusable in several Articles which 
must be allowed inadequate to the prospects then before them). But 
our Expectations have been greatly disappointed in the felicity we prom- 
ised ourselves; first. By the breaking out of an Indian War, (which is 
in its Nature and Consequences the most DredfuU, inasmuch as they are 
the most Barbarous, subtill and enterprising Enemy, Sculking in the most 
Mountainous unimproved part of the country, from whence they rush 
down in small Parties on the scattered thinly settled Inhabitants, on 
whom they wreak their Vengeance) ; Secondly, by the Restrictions under 
which the wisdom of the Mother Country hath thought proper to Confine 
the Trade and Merchandize of these Colonies (tho' it seems not so imme- 
diately to concern us in New Jersey, having little or no Sea-Trade and 
Merchandize, yet we feel very sensibly the effects in the generall stagnation 
it occations to Business almost of every kind) ; And thirdly, by the scarcity 
of Cash among us, which followed so soon after the Peace was concluded, 
that it was a question not easy to solve, whether the Troops which were 
called home, or the Money sent to the Merchants in England first left us. 

I concluded thou art no stranger to our Carracter, which I understand 
is generally represented (and I must honestly confess I believe with some 
reason) to be an industrious Parsimonious People, particularly the In- 
habitants of Pensilvania and New Jersey, there being frequent Instances 
of persons who by Care and frugallity advance almost from Poverty, and 
become some of our principle Men, which, though a great incouragement 
to good Acconomy, may sometimes lead us to prefer our own private 
Interest before that of the Public, and much more probably, before the 
perticular Interest of Great Britain, or even the British Nation: there- 
fore I expect thou wilt judge that I am actuated by a degree of the same 
general inclination, in the Complaint above, of the intricacy of our Trade, 
and scarcity of a Currency among us; which latter, might indeed in a great 
measure be otherways Accounted for. 

Among the Advantages we have Received by the late War, (for it must 
be allowed we have experienced some, and hope for yet more) I esteem 
that very Considerable, that our Value and Importance in many respects, 
is become an object of your notice and Attention; and many who would 
have thought the whole Country scarcely sufficient to have Rewarded them 
for coming over, when here have found themselves very agreeably disap- 
pointed; in the Country's being much more Improved than they expected; 
and I have the assurance to hope, that many Gentlemen, & especially 
younger Branches of families, will come over here and lay the foundation 
of great and flourishing Estates, as some already have done. Although 
I have no particular Prospect in view, cannot help hinting the Pleasure 


which arises in my mind with the Immagination, that it may not be im- 
probable some of your Family should think a Curiosity of being more 
acquainted with America, not unworthy of being gratified; and who can 
assertain the Time, when perhaps the Tour of America may Vye with that 
of Europe. 

Least I tire thy patience, or exhaust my subject, I will conclude with 
my best Kespects to thee and Wife, not omitting thy Mother and Brother; 
(with the latter of whom I would gladly Correspond if its agreeable) and 
subscribe myself 

thy Affectionate friend 
and Belation 

Stacye Potts. 
Trenton New Jersey, Dec. 12th 1763. 
The letter is addressed 

John Stacye 
at Ballifield near Sheffield 
in York-shire. 

The descendants of Mahlon and Rebecca (Ely) Stacye 
are numerous among the Quaker families of New Jersey 
and Pennsylvania, though the name of Stacye as a sur- 
name has passed away. 

The history of this branch is to be published by Dr. 
Wm. S. Long, of Haddonfield, New Jersey, and will in- 
clude the families of Kirkbride, Bispham, Dundas-Lip- 
pincott, Atkinson, Morton, Collins, Budd, Potts, Sellers, 
Bancroft, Coates, Scattergood and others who trace 
their ancestry back to the old Ballifield Estate in York- 

Sketch of old Stacye powder-horn in possession of Rev. J. Evelyn Stacye in 1903 

Seventh in line frcim Malilcm Stacye and Rebecca Ely 



The Settlement in Amekica. 

In October, 1678, the ship ''Shield" from the port of 
Hull on Humber, Yorkshire, England, dropped anchor 
in the Delaware river before the present site of the city 
of Burlington, New Jersey, the first trans- Atlantic ship 
to go so far up-stream. Smith, in his History of New 
Jersey, published in 1765, states that the vessel in tack- 
ing up the river before an adverse breeze, in turning on 
the Pennsylvania side, became entangled in the over- 
hanging trees, at a point where the city of Philadelphia 
is located, and that some one on board made the prophetic 
remark that the place would make a fine site for a city. 
Could they have foretold that the great Quaker City 
was to spring up at this spot, to become famous as the 
cradle of American Independence one hundred years 
later, they would undoubtedly have landed and estab- 
lished a settlement. 

These far-seeing voyagers, however, pushed on toward 
the head of tidewater and no doubt determined that the 
future centre of commerce would be located as far to the 
inland as a sea-going craft could sail. 

On the morning after the vessel anchored, she was 
found embedded in ice thick enough to allow the passen- 
gers to walk over it to the shore. Either Mr. Smith has 
his dates wrong or the early climate of New Jersey has 
greatly changed, for ice of such thickness does not now 
form in the lower Delaware until December. 

Included in this band of colonists were ''William 
Emley with his wife, two children, two men and two wo- 
men servants; Mahlon Stacy, his wife (Rebecca Ely), 
children and several servants, men and women; Thomas 
and John Lambert with their families and servants; 
Thomas Revell, his wife, children and servants ; Godfrey 
Hancock, his wife, children and servants ; Thomas Potts, 
his wife and children, John Wood and four children^ Su- 



sannah Farnsworth her children and two servants, God- 
frey Newbold, Richard Green, Peter and John Fretwell, 
John Newbold, one Barns a merchant from Hull and 
many others." 

Mahlon Stacye had acquired his interest in West Jer- 
sey prior to his arrival in America, through a claim 
against the estate of Edward Byllinge, one of the original 
Quaker purchasers of the South or West half of the prov- 
ince from Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. 
Among these early proprietors were two groups known 
as the Yorkshire and the London companies who sent 
their representatives to the province to administer the 
laws and supervise the allotment and sale of lands, etc.* 
These Commissioners were Thomas Olive, Daniel Wills, 
John Kinsey, John Penford, Joseph Helmsley, Robert 
Stacye, Benjamin Scott, Richard Guy and Thomas 

The London Company chose the land lying to the 
southward of the little settlement at Burlington, the 
Yorkshire Company settling to the north. Mahlon 
Stacye 's original tract was the land at the Falls of Dela- 
ware, a few miles above Burlington, which he named 
Ballifield. Gradually this location became the nucleus of 
a town and eventually was named Trenton. 

We are indebted to Smith's History of New Jersey 
for the preservation of the following quaintly worded 
and interesting account of the West Jersey Colony, an 
extract from a letter written by Mahlon Stacye and dated 
the 26th of the 4th Month 1680, and addressed to his 
"brother Revell" in England. (This must have been his 

*It appears that a second settlement was necessary in the acquisition of 
title to these lands : First, the agreement with the dominant ' ' official own- 
ers, " and again an agreement with the ingenuous and then friendly Indians, 
by the distribution of trinkets, cooking utensils, guns and ammunition, 
cloth, etc. Smith, the Quaker historian of New Jersey, gives an interesting 
account of these early tribes. He states that ' ' They were very loving 
to one another; if several of them came to a Christian's house and the 
master of it gave one of them victuals, and none to the rest, he would 
divide it into equal shares amongst his companions; their young women 
were originally very modest and would countenance no indecent ex- 
pressions. They were of a mirthful nature, delighted in fine clothes, were 
punctual in their bargains; in their councils seldom or never interrupted 
one another; their language was high, lofty, and sententious. Their times' 
of eating were generally morning and evening." 

1702 by Bishop Talbot, First Episcopal Bishop of New Jersey. 

Erected in 1706 


Joshua Ely, of Bur- 
lington County ,West 
Jersey, Justice for 
Burlington County. 

Richard Hough, of 
Wm. Penn's Coun- 
cil, Son of "Honest 
Robert Hough," the 
Intimate Friend of 

Thomas Revell, of 
Lord Cornbury's 







The Famous David 
Lloyd, of Penn's 

Thomas Janney, of 
Wm. Penn's Coun- 
cil, a Noted Minister 
of the Society of 

John Dagworthy, 
High Sheriff of Bur- 
lington County. 

Capt. Ely Dag- 
worthy, an Officer 
in the French and In- 
dian War. 

Rebekah (Ely) Stacye, 
ofBallifield. Widow 
of Mahlon Stacye. 


brother-in-law Lionel Revell, who had married Ruth Ely 
and was at this date residing in Sheffield.) 

"But now a word or two of those strange reports you 
have heard of us and our country; I affirm they are not 
true, and fear they were spoken from a spirit of envy; 
It is a country that produceth all things for the support 
and sustenance of man, in a plentiful manner; if it were 
not so, I should be ashamed of what I have before writ- 
ten; but I can stand, having truth on my side, against 
and before the face of all gainsayers and evil spies; I 
have travelled through most of the places that are settled, 
and some that are not; and in every place I find the 
country very apt to answer the expectation of the dili- 
gent; I have seen orchards laden with fruit to admira- 
tion, their very limbs torn to pieces with the weight and 
most delicious to the taste and lovely to behold; I have 
seen an apple tree from a pippin kernel, yield a barrel 
of curious cyder; and peaches in such plenty that some 
people took their carts a peach-gathering; I could not 
but smile at the conceit of it; They are a very delicate 
fruit, and hang almost like our onions that are on ropes; 
I have seen and known this summer, forty bushels of bald 
wheat of one bushel sown ; and many more such instance 
I could bring; which would be too tedious here to men- 
tion ; We have from the time called May until Michael- 
mas, great store of very good wild fruits, as straw- 
berries, cranberries and hurtleberries, which are like our 
bilberries in England, but far sweeter. They are very 
wholesome fruits. The cranberries much like cherries 
for colour and bigness, which may be kept till fruit come 
in again ; an excellent sauce is made of them for venison, 
turkeys and other great fowl, and they are better to make 
tarts than either gooseberries or cherries; We have 
them brought to our houses by the Indians in great 
plenty. My brother Robert had as many cherries this 
year as would have loaded several carts. It is my judg- 
ment by what I have observed, that fruit trees in this 
coifntry destroy themselves by the very weight of their 
fruit. As for venison and fowls, we have great plenty. 
We have brought home to our houses by the Indians, 
seven or eight fat bucks of a day ; and sometimes put by 
as many ; having no occassion for them ; and fish in their 


season very plentious. My Cousin Revell and I, with 
some of my men, went last third month in the river to 
catch herrings ; for at that time they came in great shoals 
into the shallows ; we had neither rod nor net ; but after 
the Indian fashion made a round pinfold, about two 
yards over, and a foot high, but left a gap for the fish 
to go in at, and made a bush to lay in the gap to keep 
the fish in; and when that was done, we took two long 
birches, and tied their tops together, and went about a 
stone's cast above our said pinfold; then bawling these 
birch boughs down the stream, where we drove thousands 
before us, but so many got into our trap as it would hold, 
and then we began to haul them on shore as fast as three 
or four of us could, by two or three at a time ; and after 
this manner, in half an hour, we would have filled a three 
bushel sack of as good and large herrings as ever I saw; 
and as to beef and pork, there is great plenty of it and 
cheap; and also good sheep; the common grass of this 
country feeds beef very fat; I have killed two this year 
and therefore I have reason to know it; besides I have 
seen this Fall, in Burlington, killed eight or nine fat 
oxen and cows on a market day, and all very fat; and 
though I speak of herrings only, lest any should think 
we have little other sorts, we have great plenty of most 
sorts of fish that ever I saw in England ; besides several 
other sorts that are not known there; as rocks, cat-fish, 
shads, sheeps-heads, sturgeons; and fowls a plenty; as 
ducks, geese, turkies, pheasants, partridges, and many 
other sorts that I cannot remember, and would be too 
tedious to mention. Indeed the country, take it as a wil- 
derness, is a brave country though no place will please 
all. But some will be ready to say, he writes of con- 
veniences, but not of inconveniences; in answer to those 
I honestly declare there is some barren land, as (I sup- 
pose) there is in most places of the world, and more wood 
than some would have upon their lands ; neither will the 
country produce corn without labour, nor cattle be got 
else it would be a brave country indeed; and I question 
not, but all then would give it a good word ; for my part 
I like it so well I had never the least thought of returning 
to England, except on the account of trade. 

Signed. Mahlon Stacye. 


In another letter to William Cook, of Sheffield, and 
others, Stacy wrote thus : 

li* * * rpj^-g j, g ^ most brave place ; whatever envy 
or evil spies may speak of it, I could wish you all here. 
Burlington will be a place of trade quickly; for here is 
way for trade; I, with eight more, last Winter, bought 
a good ketch of fifty tons, freighted her out at our own 
charge, and sent her to Barbados, and so to sail to Salter- 
tugas, to take in part of her lading in salt, and the rest 
in Barbados goods as she came back ; which said voyage 
she hath accomplished very well, and now rides before 
Burlington, discharging her lading and so to go to the 
West Indies again ; and we intend to freight her out with 
our own corn. We have wanted nothing since we came 
hither, but the company of our good friends and ac- 
quaintances. All our people are very well, and in a hope- 
ful way to live much better than ever they did, and not 
only so, but to provide well for their posterity. They 
improve their lands and have good crops, and if our 
friends and countrymen come, they will find better re- 
ception than we had by far at first, before the country 
was settled, as now it is. I know not one among the 
people, that desires to be in England again ; I mean since 
settled. I wonder at our Yorkshire people, that they had 
rather live in servitude and work hard all the year, and 
not be three pence the better at the year's end, than stir 
out of the chimney corner and transport themselves to a 
place where, with the like pains, in two or three years, 
they might know better things. 

I never repented my coming hither, nor yet remem- 
bered thy arguments and out-cry against New Jersey 
with regret. I live as well to my content, and in as great 
plenty as ever I did, and in a far more likely way to get 
an estate. Tho' I hear some have thought I was too 
large in my former, I affirm it to be true, having seen 
more with mine eyes in this time since, than ever yet I 
wrote of. * * * 

Mahlon St AC ye. 

"From the Falls of Delaware in 
West New Jersey, the 26th of 4th 
month, 1680. 


Lee, in his History of Trenton in a chapter on the dis- 
tinguished citizens of coloniel times, says : * ' Of the early 
settlers of West New Jersey none stands in a more strik- 
ing light than Mahlon Stacy of Handsworth, Yorkshire. 
To him must be given the credit for the practical settling 
of the northern portion of the Yorkshire Tenth. He was 
an influential member of the Society of Friends. His 
large plantation interests and his wealth made him rank 
easily among the half-score men who formed the destinies 
of Burlington County between 1676 and 1715. In the 
public life of the time he held at times nearly every office 
of profit and trust in the Province. He appears as Com- 
missioner in 1681 and 2, a member of the Assembly 1682- 
1684-1685, a member of the Council 1682 and 3. As a 
Justice he sat in the First Tenth in 1685 and continu- 
ously remained on the Burlington Bench as his Majesty's 
Justice from May, 1695, to May, 1701." 

Joshua Ely with his family joined the West Jersey 
Colony sometime prior to 1685, at which date four hun- 
dred acres of the Ballifield plantation of his brother- 
in-law were transferred to him for a consideration of 
"seven and forty pounds and ten shillings." This land 
was situated between the Fretwell tract to the south and 
the plantation of John Fullwood to the north, having a 
frontage on the Delaware of five-eighths of a mile and 
extending back from the river one mile. The deed in- 
cluded "all ye mines, minerals, woods, fishings, hawk- 
ings, huntings and fowlings." 

In this deed Joshua Ely is mentioned as late of Dun- 
ham, Nottinghamshire, which is located on the river 
Trent on the Lincolnshire border and a few miles west 
of Mansfield. Evidently he had removed from Mansfield 
and Skegby sometime prior to his departure for America. 
There are on the records from 1678 to 1700 a number of 
transfers of land to and from Mahlon Stacy, Joshua Ely 
and Thomas Revell, and they were no doubt responsible 
for the naming of the townships of Chesterfield and 
Mansfield, near Trenton, after their old homes in Eng- 
land. The present villages of Ely in Monmouth County, 
N. J., nearby and Ely in Bucks County across the Dela- 
ware, were named by branches of the family at a later 


In the same year (1685) in which he acquired the above 
land he appears in the records as Constable for the 
"Falls of Delaware," which had already become a vil- 
lage and trading post. He resided on the property ac- 
quired from Mahlon Stacy until his death in 1702, when 
under the authority of his will it was sold by his ex- 
ecutor: one hundred acres to his son George Ely who 
retained it during life, and his executor on March 8, 
1706, conveyed a portion of it to Eliakim Anderson, a 
son-in-law ; another 100 acres were conveyed by Joshua 's 
executor to Nathaniel Rossel, on April 9, 1705, who on 
November 3, 1712, conveyed it to Hugh Ely of Chester- 
field, in the County of Burlington, the youngest son of 
Joshua and Mary (Senior) Ely; the remaining 200 acres 
were conveyed by Revell as executor on April 10, 1707, 
to Joshua Ely the eldest son. Thus all the original tract 
was eventually owned in the family and though Joshua 
sold his 200 acres in 1711 to Joseph Burroughs, it was 
later purchased by his brother John Ely who devised it 
to his son William who occupied it in 1737 ; and Hugh 
Ely on his removal to Bucks County in 1720, conveyed 
his tract to Joseph Higsbee who had married his niece 
Elizabeth Ely, daughter of his brother John. 

Apparently, Joshua Ely severed his connection with 
the Society of Friends prior to his removal to New 
Jersey; at least we find no record of a certificate pro- 
duced by him on his arrival, nor is there any evidence 
of his association with the Meetings of Friends in New 
Jersey; and, though some of his children and grand- 
children were later members of the Society, they seem 
to have acquired their membership by admission after 
arriving at age of maturity and not by birthright. He 
was commissioned a Justice of Burlington County in 
1699 and again in 1700 ; this oflBce was one of the highest 
importance in Colonial days and generally carried with 
it that of Justice of the several Courts, of Common Pleas, 
Quarter Sessions and Orphans' Court. Prior to the or- 
ganization of Hunterdon County in 1714, Burlington 
County included the townships of Hopewell, Maidenhead, 
and Amwell, the Assunpink Creek being the later upper 
boundary of Burlington, prior to the organization of 
Mercer County. 


Joshua Ely's first wife Mary Senior died in 1698 and 
he married second, November 9, 1699, Rachel Lee, who 
survived him. He died prior to 4 mo. (June) 16, 1702. 
His will is as follows : 

Will of Joshua Ely. 

From. Lib. 1, Folio 21— Office Sec'y of State, Trenton. 

This sixth day of November in the year of our Lord, 
according to English account, one thousand seven hun- 
dred, I, Joshua Ely, of the County of Burlington, in the 
Province of West Jersey, Gentleman,* being under weak- 
ness of body, but of sound mind and memory (through 
the mercy of God) and being desirous to set things in 
order, as touching that worldly estate, which the Lord 
has bestowed upon me, do therefore make and put in 
writing this, my last will and testament in manner and 
and forme following; and first and principally I commit 
my soule unto God, my Creator, hoping in his mercy 
through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Redeemer, and 
my body to the earth when it shall please God to take me 
out of this earthly Tabernacle, to be decently interred at 
the discretion of my Executor hereinafter nominated and 
my friends. And as for my worldly estate after the 
payment of my just debts and funerall expenses, forth 
of my estate, I give and bequeath the same as follows: 

Imp'es It is my will and mind that my loving wife 
Rachel, for the bringing up and education of my two 
youngest children, Benjamin and Ruth, shall have and 
enjoy and at her dispose, the third part of my Personal 
Estate, not doubting but by God's blessing and her in- 
dustry, she may comfortably therewith maintain herself 
and the aforesaid two children, and may also therewith 
provide and give them a competency for their comfort- 

*This title is given him in the court copy of the will in 1704, but we 
understand he did not use it in the original. At that date the title of 
gentleman was assumed only by a lineal descendant of a knight or man 
of higher rank, or by a graduate of one of the great universities of Eng- 
land — Oxford or Cambridge. The members of the Society of Friends were 
opposed to the assumption of title of rank, and Mahlon Stacy, who in the 
English pedigree of the Stacys bore the title of gentlemen, in America ap- 
pears on the records as "yeoman." Miss North, the Trenton genealogist, 
states that in colonial days in West Jersey this term ' ' yeoman ' ' was gen- 
erally used to signify an owner of land. 


able Livelyhood. Item — I give and bequeath to my afore- 
said two children Twenty shillings apiece. Item — I will 
and bequeath to loay said wife and to her use, as afore- 
said, one third part of the yearly proffitt of my Reall 
Estate during her natural life, all which said Legacys 
to my said wife bequeathed as aforesaid is to be in full 
satisfaction of all her demands and right forth of my 
Eeall and personall Estate. Item — I give and bequeath 
unto my daughter Elizabeth fifty pounds to be paid to 
her when she shall attain the age of twenty years or be 
married, which shall first happen. Item — I give and 
bequeath to my four sons, Joshua, George, John and 
Hugh and to my daughter Sarah all the remainder of 
my Estate Reall and Personall to be equally divided 
amongst them, share and share alike (except out of the 
said Estate the Legacy hereinafter bequeathed). Item — 
It is my will and mind that if any of my said children 
depart this life in the time of their minority, that then 
the part and portion of him or her or them, so dying, 
shall be equally divided among the survivors of my said 
six children, Joshua, George, John, Hugh, Elizabeth and 
Sarah. Provided, nevertheless, and it is my will and 
mind that if my said son George shall take to wife Chris- 
tian, the daughter of Nathaniel Pettitt (which I hereby 
declare is quite contrary to my mind) then it is my will 
and mind that my said son George shall not have nor 
enjoy no part or share with his other three brothers and 
sister, that is to say Joshua, John, Hugh and Sarah 
in the aforesaid share of my Estate so to be divided as 
aforesaid. But it is my will and mind and T give and 
bequeath to him instead of his part in the dividend afore- 
said, only twenty pounds in full of all his demands and 
right out of my whole Estate, the same to be paid when 
it can be raised forth of my Estate. Item — It is my will 
and mind that all or any of my Estate Reall and per- 
sonall, shall by my Executor hereafter named, be sold 
for the payment of my debts and Legacies aforesaid. 
Item — I do hereby nominate, ordain and appoint my lov- 
ing cousin and friend Thomas Revell of Burlington in 
the Province of West Jersey aforesaid to be my sole 
Executor of this my last will and testament hereby im- 
powering him to sell all and every or any part of my 


Reall and Personall Estate and to give such conveyance 
thereof as shall be necessary for the uses aforesaid as 
my Executor shall seem meet and convenient. And I also 
give and bequeath unto my said Executor five pounds as 
a token of my love beside his necessary disbursements 
and expenses in the performance of this my last will, and 
doe declare this to be my last will and testament. In tes- 
timony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the 
day and year first above written. 

Memoranda: The words (on third page) between the 
fifteenth and sixteenth lines of the original will were in- 
terlined before signing, sealing and publishing the same 
will by the appointment of the testator above mentioned. 
(Signed.) Joshua Ely. (Seal.) 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the tes- 
tator above named as his last will and testament, in the 
day and year above, in the presence of : 

William Biddle, Jk. 
Christ. Snowden 
George Willhouse 

by his mark 
Probate of will dated 1704. 

Burlington ye 1st Aprill 1704. 

Personally Appeared George "Willis" one of the Wit- 
nesses to the within written Will before me Thomas 
Revell Esqr. Surrogate in and for the province of New 
Jersey and made oath uppon the holy Evangelists that 
hee saw the Testator Joshua Ely sign. Scale and Publish 
the within written Instrument to be his last Will and 
Testament and that at the time of his publication thereof 
he was of sound and perfect understanding to the best of 
this deponent's knowledge and that at the same time he 
saw William Biddle and Christopher Snowden signe the 
said will as witnesses thereto. 

Jurat Coram me : 

Sig. Tho. Revell, Sur. 


/ Edward Viscount Cornbury Cap- 
Province Itaine General and Governor in 
Nova Cesa S. S. ] Chiefe and over the province of New 
Joshua Ely. j Jersey, New York and all the Terri- 
Probit. /tories etc. belonging thereto in 
\ America. 

COME : GREETING : Know ye that at Burlington the 
first day of Aprill the last Will and Testament of Joshua 
Ely was proved approved and allowed of by me. Having 
while he lived and at the time of his Death, Goods, Chat- 
ties and Creditts in divers places within this province by 
meanes whereof the full disposition of all and singular 
the goods, Chattels and Creditts and the Granteing the 
administration of them also, the hearing of Accts. Cal- 
culations or Reckoning and the finall Discharge and dis- 
position of the Same unto me Soley and not unto any 
other inferior Judge and manifestly known to belonge 
and the administration of all and singular the Goods and 
Chatties and Credits of the said Deceased and his said 
Last Will and Testament in any manner of wayes con- 
cerning was Granted unto Thomas Revell Esquire, Ex- 
ecutor of his said Last Will and Testament named 
Chiefely of Well and Duely Administering the same and 
of making a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singu- 
lar the said Goods, Chatties and Creditts and exhibiting 
the same unto the Secretaries office of the said province 
at or before the first day of May next ensueing and of 
Rendering a Just and True Acct. Calculation, or Reckon- 
ing when thereunto he shall be lawfully Required. In 
Testimony whereof I Thomas Revell Esqr. Surrogate 
Commissionated and appointed by his Excellency Ed- 
ward Viscount Cornbury have hereunto set my hand and 
Seale the first day of Aprill Anno R. Rna. Anna Angli, 
ter Annoq dom. 1704. 
Entered in the Secretarie's office 
by J. Bass, Sec. and Regy. 

Signed. Tho. Revell, Surro. Cum 

Lib. 1 folio 21 Sig. 

Office Secy, of State, 
Trenton, N. J. 

This Probate precedes the recorded will of Joshua Ely 
which is on same page. 


Thomas Revell, the "cousin" and executor named in 
Joshua Ely's Will is referred to at length in the earlier 

The Inventory of Joshua Ely's Estate taken 4th month 
16, 1702, is on file at Trenton. It is a long and closely 
written document and includes a "sieled chest and lock 
valued at £1 — 4 — 00, containing a silver tankard and cup 
valued at £9 ; twelve silver spoons valued at £8 — 08 — 00, 
a quantity of old pewter pieces, coverlets, sheets, 'pillow- 
bears,' table cloths and napkins. 

In a list of persons owing money to the Testator are 
Thomas Revell £20—5; Christopher Snowden £21—12; 
Benj. fifields Executors £30; Richard Lanning £30; John 
Richardson £3, and John Clarke £30. 

Other effects consisted of general household furniture 
and the balance of the time of an indentured servant. . 


Descendants of Joshua Ely of Trenton. 

The children of Joshua an d Mary (Senior) Ely were: 

1. John Ely, born June 7, 1674; bur. at Skegby, Not- 

tinghamshire, England, Sept. 25, 1674. 

2. George Ely, born August 8, 1675 ; bur. at Skegby, Mar. 

3, 1676. 

3. Joshua Ely, born in Nottinghamshire, Feby. 25, 1677 ; 
Pi*^ '^ died near Trenton, New Jersey ; letters of adminis- 
tration granted George Ely, March 14, 1760; mar- 
ried Mary , but probably died without issue. 

4. Ge o rge Ely, bo rn in Nottinghamshire, England, about 

1682 ; died in 1750 at Trenton ; married, 1703, Jane 
Pettit. For further accoimt of him and his ^e^ 
scendants see forward. 

5. John Ely, born at Trenton, New Jersey, 1685; died 

there 1732 ; married Frances Venables ; for further 
account see forward. 

6. Elizabeth Ely, mentioned in her father's will, no fur- 

ther record; was a minor at date of will, but had 
either arrived at age or died prior to settlement of 
the estate as there is no record of guardianship. 

7. Hugh Ely, born about 1689, at Trenton, New Jersey; 

died Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 
1771; married first 1712, Mary Hewson, second, 
Phoebe (Canby) Smith; for further account see for- 

8. Sarah Ely, born 1697; Mahlon Stacy appointed her 

guardian October 7, 1712, then fifteen years of age ; 
mentioned in will of her aunt, Rebecca Stacy. 
Children of Joshua Ely and Rachel Lee, second wife : — 

-r» } \ twins, no further record. 

Ruth ) 

We have no record whatever of Rachel (Lee) Ely, the 

widow of Joshua, or of her children. 



Second Generation. 

/ (3) Joshua Ely, the eldest son of Joshua of Trenton, 

secured title to the upper half of the home plantation of 
four hundred acres at Trenton, by deed from Thomas 
Revell, the executor of his father's will, dated April 10, 
1707 ;' but with Mary his wife, on June 8, 1711,' conveyed 
it to ''Joseph Burroughs of New Towne, Long Island." 
Joshua Ely also purchased by deed dated February 20, 
1705," from William Wardell, ninety-one acres on the 
River Delaware adjoining Moses Pettit and Ebenezer 
Trout, which he conveyed to Samuel Hofmier, June 15, 

In all these deeds he is mentioned as "Joshua Ely of 
Hopewell." As before stated letters of administration 
were granted on the estate of Joshua Ely, ''late of 
Maidenhead in the County of Hunterdon" to George Ely, 
on March 14, 1760.' 

(4 1 ) George Ely, secon d surviving son of Joshua Ely, 

'^' Dorn in Noiiinghamshire, England, about 1682, came to 
Trenton with his parents as a child and spent the re- 
mainder of his life there. As before mentioned he pur- 
chased one hundred acres of the homestead farm, being 
the middle portion lying above that occupied by his 
brother Hugh and below the 200 acres occupied by his 
brother Joshua. He was a man of some prominence in 

* West Jersey Deeds Book P, p, 53. 

* West Jersey Deeds AAA, p. 363. 
*West Jersey Deed D, p, 46. 

* Andrew Heath was a witness to this deed. 

^ Joshua Ely, Sr., purchased. May 28, 1697, of .Tohn Hutchinson, 400 acres 
of land, on "little Shaboacunck Creek, alias Five Miles Eun" a tributary 
to the Assanpink, which he conveyed on June 12, 1697 (West Jersey Deeds 
B, part 2, p. 716.) to Samuel Mathis, of Jamaica, Long Island, and Mary, 
wife of Joseph Smith, a sister and heiress of Samuel Mathews, gave a 
power of attorney to her brother-in-law, Thomas Smith, on October 17, 
1700, to enter upon her one-half of this plantation (West Jersey Deeds, 
part 2, p. 699). The lines or title of this tract were probably confounded 
with those of the homestead tract of Joshua Ely, as a Thomas Smith of 
Hopewell Township, Hunterdon County, in August, 1737, released to 
George Ely and Joseph Higsbee their respective portions of the Trenton 
homestead (West Jersey Deeds E, p. 336.). In this deed the upper 
half of the homestead is referred to as "plantation formerly of Joshua Ely, 
whereon William Ely now dwells." John Ely, the father of William, 
having evidently purchased it of Joseph Burroughs the grantee of Joshua 
Ely, Jr., in 1711. 


his day, and at the incorporation of Trenton in 1746, was 
one of the first councilmen of that municipality. His will 
is dated March 16, 1749-50, and was proven June 13, 

He married in 1705, Jane Pettit, daughter of Nathaniel 
and Mary Petti t of Trenton. It would seem that he was 
about to marry Christian Pettit, another daughter of 
Nathaniel, at the date of his father's will, and that his 
father was very much opposed to the union and provided 
that he should receive but a nominal legacy should he 
persist in marrying said Christian. What the objection 
of Joshua to his son's marriage to the daughter of his 
neighbor could have been we are left to conjecture. 
Nathaniel Pettit owned and occupied the plantation on 
the river directly below that of Joshua Ely, Sr., and ex- 
tending from it to the mouth of the Assanpink, and died 
there in 1718. His will, dated March 13, 1714-15, proved 
June 25, 1718, mentions sons Moses, Elias, Nathaniel, 
and Jonathan and daughters Mary Moon, Judith Heald 
and Jane Ely, and grandchildren Mary and Joshua Ely, 
son and daughter of George Ely. The daughter Chris- 
tian had probably died before the marriage of George 
Ely to her sister Jane. 

• Will Book 6, p. 434, Secretary of State 's Office, Trenton, New Jersey. 
♦West Jersey Sur.-Gen'l Office, Burlington, N. J., Book M2, p. 209. Date 

Oct. 20, 1737. 
A Resurvey of George Ely of 100 Acres overplus 7 acres on a Warrant of 

Joshua Wright for 833 Acres. 

These do Certify that Whereas George Ely Hath Made Application to me 
to have all that tract of land and Plantation whereon he now dwells, 
scituate In Trenton in the County of Hunterdon & province of New 
Jersey Resurveyed According To the Antient Markt Lines & Bounds 
Thearf it Being a part of four Hundred Acres of Land Conveyed By 
Mahlon Stacy one of the Proprietors of Western Devision of the province 
of New Jersey unto Joshuea Ely by Deed dated the Twentyeth day of 
April one Thousand Six Hundred Eighty & five & Sum Time after the s'd 
Joshuea Ely made His Last will & Testament In Wrighting Bearing date ye 
Sixth day of November one Thousand Seven Hundred, & their in did give 
full power to Thomas Revell of Burlington In ye province aforesaid, Gen- 
tleman, Whome he appointed His Executor to Sell & Dispose of his lands, 
which s'd Thomas Revell by deed Dated the ninth day of April One 
Thousand Seven Hundred & five under his hand and Seal Duly Executed 
did convey one Hundred Acres thereof unto the Above Mentioned George 
Ely. I Accordingly have Caused the Same one Hundred acres of Land 
To be Resurveyed by my Lawfull Deputy In the presence of Such persons 
as are concarned in the Lines of the Same & ye Bounds Thereof are as 
follows: Beginning at an old Stump By Delaware River Being the former 


In an old docket of the courts of Sussex County, now 
Delaware, in the possession of the Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania, appears the following: 

WHEREAS, Banns of Matrimony have been published 
and the time according to Law Duely Expired : — By and 
Between George Ely, late of Hopewell in the County of 

Corner Between the said George Ely & ye land of Joseph Higby & Runs 
from said River along by ye Land of s'd Higby N. N. E. Eighty chains 
to a post standing near to a white oake sapling marked for a corner 
Thence N. 44 ° 40 min. W 16 chains by the land of Boll to a white oake 
corner to the land of Wm. Ely thence along by Same S. 21° 45 min. W. 
82 chains to aforesd. River Delaware & so is Bounded down s'd River 
along by ye Severall Courses thereof to the place of Begining, containing 
one Hundred & Seven Acres of Land Besides allowance for high ways. 
So that their appears to be seven Acres of overpluss Land within the above 
mentioned & Described Meetes & Bounds thereof Thearfor by virtue of a 
Warrant from the Councill of Proprietors to ye Surveyor-Generall directed, 
Bearing Date ye Tenth day of March one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
fourteen requiring the Surveyor-Generall to survey to Joshuea Wright 
ye full quantity of Eight Hundred thirty & three Acres & by an Assign- 
ment of Seven Acres of ye Same to George Ely from ye s 'd Joshuea Wright 
bearing date ye Sixth Day of September one Thousand Seven Hundred 
thirty and Seven Thearfor I have caused the s'd Seven Acres of Land to 
be surveyed to ye s'd George Ely within ye Bounds afors'd & ye Same 
overplush of Seven Acres of Land is Hereby Certifyed to have Been 
Surveyed to ye s'd George Ely. Witness my hand this Tweantyeth Day 
of October 1737. 
Nov'r ye 2d 1737 Inspected & aproved \ 

by ye Councill of Proprietors & or- ( Alexander, SurW-Geu'll. 

dered to be recorded. f ' 

Sam'll Scattergood, Clark. j 

M2, p. 257. Date May 2, 1837. Warrant for Wm. Bell & 4 sisters for 
50 acres each to have ten acres, Wm. Bell, Elinor Gibson, Elizabeth Ely, 
Sarah Horrick & Hannah Millard each to have 10 acres, situate in Hunt- 
erdon Co., N. J., on Hopewell road about IV2 miles distant from Trenton. 
Begins at a white oake by Hopewell Road corner to Arthur Howell 's 
Plantation & touches near the House where Wm. Bell now dwells, touches 
Col. Coxe, Wm. Ely. 

James Alexander, Sur'r Gen 'II. 
Sam 'll Scattergood, Clark. 

Approved Aug. 4, 1738. 

New Jersey Records, Commission Book AAA, p. 181. 

A Commission To George Ely To be Lieutenant of the Company of 
Militia of the Town of Trenton in the County of Hunterdon. Whereof 
Nathaniel Leonard Esq'r is Capt. Dated at Perth Amboy the fourteenth 
Day of May in the Eight year of hia Majesty's Reign &c. Anno Domini 

By his Ex'cys Command, I. Smith, Sect'ry. 

W. Burnet. 


Burlington, Bachelor, and Jane Petit of the same place. 
Spinster : — 

the said Marriage was Solemnly Consummated according 
to Law, at the Home of Mr. Jonathan Baily, uncle to 
the said Jane, at the town of Lewes, in the County of 
Sussex, aforesaid, Before the said Parties on the One 
and Twentieth day of August An: Dom: 1705, In the 
presence of me, Philip Russell, One of Her Majesty's 
Justice of the Peace for the County of Sussex, aforesaid, 
and other the underwritten witnesses : 

To The Truth Whereof, the said Parties Together with 
Myselfe and other the said Witnesses have Subscribed 
our Names the Day and Year Before Written. 

George Ely, 
Jane Ely. 
Witnesses. — Philip Russell Thomas Harford 

Jonathan Bailey Edward Shecther 
Hannah Bailey Preserve Coggeshall 

Mary Bailey William Coe 

Elias Bailey Jeremiah Claypoole 

Martha Heveling." 

The emigrant ancestor of the Pettit family was 
Thomas Pettit who came to New England about 1650. 
He was one of a company of Englishmen who, in 1652, 
petitioned Governor Stuyvesant for permission to settle 
a colony on Long Island within the jurisdiction of New 
Amsterdam. His son Nathaniel was a resident of Long 
Island in 1673 and in 1686 with Thomas, John and Moses 
Pettit, was a signer of the charter of Newtown, Long 
Island. Nathaniel removed from Newtown, Long Island, 
to Hopewell Township in 1696, and purchased land ad- 
joining Joshua Ely. After the death of her husband, 
Jane Ely made her home either with her eldest son 
Joshua or her second son George, as she was a resident 
of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, when she joined them 
in the conveyance of her husband's Trenton property to 
her son-in-law Eliakim Anderson; at which time Joshua 
was residing on his 400-acre farm in Solebury, and 
George was the proprietor of the ferry at New Hope. 

Will of George Ely. 

In the Name of God, Amen. This Sixteenth Day of March Anno Domini 
One Thousand Seven hundred and fforty-nine 1749-50, I George Ely of 
Trenton in the County of Hunterdon and Province of New Jersey, yeoman, 
being at this Time, but weak in body, but praised be God of Sound and 
Disposing Mind and Memory Do make my last Will and Testament in 
Manner and fform following. And first and above all Things I recommend 
my Soul Into the hands of Almighty God that Gave it. As for my Body 
I desire it may be decently Interred at the Discretion of my Executors 
hereafter named. And my worldly Estate (with which it hath pleased 
God to Intrust me, I dispose of it as followeth (viz.): 

ffirst. I Constitute Nominate and appoint my Dearly beloved Wife Jane, 
My Son Joshua Ely and my Son George Ely my Executors of this last 
will; To whom, or to the Survivors, or Survivor of them, I hereby 
Give full power and authority to Sell and Convey in ffee Simple, to 
any purchasors or purchasor they shall think fitt, all my Lands, Tene- 
ments and Hereditaments or any part or parcell thereof, and to 
dispose of the money ariseing from such Sale as herein after is men- 
tioned and Expressed. Provided nevertheless and it is my Intent and 
Meaning That if my Said Wife shall make it her Choice, to keep the 
Said Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments and every, or any part, 
thereof unsold to the Time of her Death, or dureing — she shall con- 
tinue my Widdow, That then she shall at her Will and pleasure Lett 
or possess the Same, and have and receive the Rents Issues and 
Proffitts thereof to her own proper use and behoof without any ac- 
count to be made to my other Executors dureing all the Time of her 
widdowhood or till her Death as aforesaid. And that from and Im- 
mediately after, my other two Exec'rs or either of them shall & may 
Sell and Dispose of the Same for the purposes hereafter mentioned. 
Item. I Give and bequeath out of my personal Estate unto my said 
Dearly beloved Wife Jane the Sume of one Hundred and Twenty 
pounds proclamation money, with Interest for it from the Time of 
my Death till paid: I also leave and bequeath to my Said Wife, my 
best Bed and furniture, the Case of Drawers and warming pan to- 
gether with Such other Houshold Stuff and furniture as I shall dye 
possessed off, as she shall deem fitting and necessary the better to 
Enable her to keep House and Subsist her Self and my Grand Son 
George, in whose Care I leave him until he shall be putt out to ap- 
prentice. I also Give and assign over all the Remainder of the Term 
and Time unexpired, which my Servant Martha Crawford is by In- 
denture bound to Serve me unto my said Wife to the use of her or 
her Assigns. 
Item. I Give and Bequeath unto my Grand Son George Price the Sume of 
Twenty-five pounds, the Interest whereof I will and desire may be 
paid thereupon from the Time of my Death, and that he may be 
maintained and brought up by my Said wife, untill he arrives at the 
age of fourteen Years, and then to be putt out to a Trade but my 
Will and Mind is that ye said Principal Sume of Twenty-five pounds 
shall not be paid him till he arrives at the age of Twenty one years 
and if he dyes before that Time, the Said Twenty five pounds to be 
Devided amongst my Surviving Children. 
Item. My Will is that after all my Just Debts are paid, together with 
the above Legacys, I Give and Bequeath all the Money ariseing by 
the Sale of my Said Lands, Tenements & Hereditaments as well as 
all the Remainder of my personal Estate to my Six Children (to 
witt) to my said Son Joshua Ely, George Ely, Joseph Ely, Mary 


Green Widdow, Sarah the wife of John Dagworthy and Eebecca the 
wife of Eliakim Anderson: 
And, Lastly my mind and will is, That the above provision made, and 
Legacys bequeathed by me to my Said Wife may be in lieu of, and 
in barr of all manner of Dower and Eight of Dower — Hereby Eevok- 
ing and Dissanulling all other Will and Wills heretofore by me made. 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my Hand and Seal the Day 
and Year first above written. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered and pub- 
lished as the last Will and Testament 

of the Testator. Geoege Ely, (Seal). 

In the presence of: 

J. Warrell, Prob. s'd Sep'r 12th, 1750. 

Daniel Stevenson, 
Arthur Howeul.. 

Joseph Warrell, Esq'r and Arthur Howell, Two of the Witnesses to the 
within Will being Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did 
Severally Depose that they Saw George Ely the Testator Within Named 
Sign and Seal the same and heard him publish, pronounce and Declare the 
Within Instrument to be his Last Will and Testament and that at the doing 
Thereof the Said Testator was of Sound & Disposing Mind & Memory 
as far as these Depon'ts know and as they Verily believe and that Daniel 
Stevenson the other Subscribing Witness was present and Signed his Name 
as a Witness to the Said Will together with these Depon'ts in the presence 
of the said Testator. 

Sworn June 13th, 1750. J. Warrell. 

Theo's Severns Surrogate. Arthur Howell. 

Jeane Ely Joshua Ely and George Ely Executors in the within Testament 
Named being of the people called Quakers on their Solemn affirmations 
did affirm that the Within Instrument contains the True Last Will and 
Testament of George Ely, the Testator therein Named So far as they know 
and as they Verily believe and that they Will Well and Truely perform the 
same by paying first the Debts of the said Deceased and then the Legacies 
in the said Testament Specefied So far as the Goods Chattels and Credits 
of the said Deceased Can Thereunto Extend and that they will make 
and Exhibit into the prerogative office in Burlington a True and perfect 
Inventory of all and Singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the Said 
Deceased that shall come to their knowledge or possession or to the posses- 
sion of any other person or persons for their use and render a just and 
True Account when thereunto Lawfully Eequired. 
Affirmation Taken June 13th, 1750, be- Jeane Ely, 

fore me, Joshua Ely, 

Theo's Severns, Surrogate. Geo. Ely. 

Hunterdon Co. Files (Original Wills) 1740-1752. 
Office of Sec'ry of State Trenton N. Jersey. 
Eecorded Libr 6— folio 432. 

Children of George and Jane (Pettit) Ely: — 
9. Marjjj^ married Richard Green. 
'"**l0.^oshua, born March 10, 1704; married, 1728, Eliza- 
beth Bell and settled in Solebury, Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, in 1737. 
11. Sarah Ely, married John Dagworthy. 


12. George Ely, born 1706, died 1793, married first Mary 

Prout, second Sarah (Tunison) Coryell. 

13. Rebecca Ely, married December 11, 1743, Eliakim 


14. Joseph Ely, of whom we have no further record. 

15. Elizabeth Ely, married April 19, 1737, James Price. 
For further account of above children see Third Gen- 

(5) JOHN ELY, third surviving son of Joshua Ely of 
Trenton, was born soon after the arrival of his parents 
in New Jersey and was therefore the first native Ameri- 
can of the family. He married Frances Venables, daugh- 
ter of William Venables and Elizabeth his wife, who 
came from Chathill, parish of Eccleshill, County Staf- 
ford, England, with their children Joyce and Frances, 
arriving in the river Delaware in the Friends' Adventure, 
September 28, 1682. They settled in the County of 
Bucks, Pennsylvania, where William Venables died about 
two years later and his widow Elizabeth married second, 
Lawrence Banner and third Andrew Heath. Joyce, the 
other daughter of William Venables, married John 
Hutchinson of Hutchinson Manor, above Trenton. There 
is a tradition that John Ely was born at sea en route to 
America. He became, as before stated, the owner of the 
upper half of his father's homestead tract and was resid- 
ing thereon at his death in 1732. He also owned a tract 
of land lying farther back from the river in what became 
later Middlesex County, which he devised to his son John, 
then living thereon. The will of John Ely, of Trenton, is 
as follows: — 

Will op John Ely. 

I, John Ely of Trenton in the County of Hunterdon, Western Division 
of the Province of Nev? Jersey, yeoman being in sound perfect Mind, Mem- 
ory, and Understanding and hereby revoking all former wills by me made do 
make and appoint this my last will and testament in manner following: 
That is to say I give and Bequeath unto my beloved wife Frances Ely, for 
the term of her life, if she remain so long unmarried, the occupation of 
the House and Farm at Trenton, in the County of Hunterdon wherein 
I now Dwell with the appurtenances as also the Bents and Profits therefrom 
arising as I now enjoy the same: she doing no waste: with allso one-third 
part of all my Goods, Chattels, and Debts, into three equal parts to be 
Divided, observing the Conditions, Gifts & Legacies hereafter ensuing: 
In full recompence of her thirds or Dower of all my Lands and Tene- 
ments. Provided allways that my s'd wife do not make any challenge or 
Claim to any Part of the thirds, either of my L-'uds or Goods, or to any part 


thereof other than before is mentioned, that then, she shall lose the benefit 
of all auch Legacies & all other Commodities appointed and given hereby to 
her. And if it shall fortune my said wife to marry again & take an 
husband or die then my will and full mind is that my said House & Farm 
att Trenton afsd. with its whole Profits & Appurtenances shall remain, 
descend & come immediately to the use, behoof & occupation of my son 
William his heirs and assigns forever. 

Item. — I give and Bequeath unto my eldest son John Ely his heirs 
& Assigns forever, the House & Plantation at Assunpink in the County 
of Hunterdon, in which he now Dwelleth, with the appurtenances. And to 
my two daughters Mary and Elizabeth I give & Bequeath the other two 
parts of my Goods, Chattels & Debts, when they or either of them shall 
arrive at the age of twenty-one years or be married wchsoever shall first 
happen and that the interest thereof to be in the meantime by my exrs. 
hereafter named applyed to the further Education & Bringing up of my 
said two daughters. 

Item. — I give & Bequeath unto my son WiUiam a sorrel horse & a Black 
Mare & Colt now being on my plantation att Trenton. And if shall fortune 
any or all of my said daugthers to die unmarried before the age of twenty- 
one years, then I will that her or their portions so dying shall remain to 
the other of their brethren & sisters surviving. 

And I do hereby appoint & constitute, make & ordain my sd Loving wife 
Frances Ely & my Deare Sons John & William exrs. of this my Present 
Will & Testament. As witness my hand & Seal this Third Day of Febru- 
ary In the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred & Thirty-two. 
Sealed, Published & Declared in the Presence of, 
George Ely, James Gould 
Christian BeU 

John Ely (Seal). 

Children of John and Frances (Venables) Ely: — 

16. John Ely, born October 10, 1707, died March 11, 1795, 

married first May 3, 1731, Phcebe Allison, second, 
June 18, 1762, Sarah Warford and third Deborah 
Hammel who survived him. 

17. William Ely of Trenton, married March 25, 1734, 

Jemima Hunt, died in Trenton, 1770. 

18. Mary Ely, married William Hill, December 2, 1754, 

no further record. 

19. Elizabeth Ely, married December 24, 1742, Joseph 

Higbee, Jr., of Hunterdon County. 

(7) HUGH ELY, fourth surviving son of Joshua Ely 
of Trenton, was born at Trenton about the year 1689. 
He married in 1712, Mary Hewson, and on November 3, 
1712, purchased of Nathaniel Rossel the plantation of 
one hundred acres which Thomas Revell as executor of 
his father had conveyed to Rossel in 1705, and took up his 
residence thereon. In the deed from Rossel he is named 


as of Chesterfield, Burlington County, and was therefore 
residing south of the Assanpink in the business portion 
of the village of Trenton. He resided on the homestead 
farm until May 7, 1720, when he conveyed it to Joseph 
Higsbee, and removed to Buckingham Township, Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania, where he purchased three hundred 
acres of land of James Lennox, the deed dated May 19, 
1720 (Deed Book G, Vol. 12, p. 50, Philadelphia Deeds), 
and on December 12, 1724, Richard Lundy and Jane his 
wife conveyed to him one hundred acres adjoining. This 
four hundred acre tract was part of the 1,000 acre Lundy 
tract in the beautiful valley of Buckingham, probably the 
finest and most productive land in Bucks County. It 
comprised a parallelogram lying on the south west side 
of the Old York Road extending from the present village 
of Holicong to the road known as Broadhurst's Lane 
and running back to the top of Buckingham mountain. 

Hugh Ely joined Buckingham Friends' Meeting Oc- 
tober 5, 1731, and later became an elder; in 1746, he was 
a representative of the Meeting to the Quarterly Meeting 
and many times later. His first wife having died he 
married second, May 30, 1753, Phcfibe (Canby) Smith, 
widow of Robert Smith and daughter of Thomas Canby, 
who was, like her father an eminent minister among 
Friends. Hugh Ely died in 1771. 

Children of Hugh and Mary (Hewson) Ely: — 

20. Thomas Ely, born at Trenton about 1713, married 

January 22, 1734, Sarah Lowther, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Ruth Lowther, of Buckingham; removed 
to Maryland in 1773. 

21. Hugh Ely, Jr., married Elizabeth Blackf an, and lived 

and died on the Buckingham homestead. 

22. Ann Ely, married Peter Matson of Swedish descent. 

23. Anna Ely, married John Wilkinson. 


Descendants of Joshua Ely of Trenton. 

Third Generation. 

(9) MARY ELY, daughter of George a nd Jane 
(Pettit) Ely, married Richard Green, son of William ancT 
Joanna (Reeder) Green, of Trenton. His father, Wil- 
l iam G reen, came to Pennsylvania when a youth, tradi- 
tion says by reason of some dispute with other members 
of his family in England, and landed at Philadelphia, 
where he remained a short time. Failing to secure pass- 
age from that port to return to England, he went to New 
York, and, while awaiting the sailing of a ship, he visited 
Long Island, and there met Joanna Reeder, a sister of 
John Reeder with whom she had lately arrived from Eng- 
land. The charms of that lady reconciled William Green 
to a life in the Colonies, and he married her and, about 
1700, removed to the vicinity of Trenton, New Jersey, 
purchasing a large tract of land in Ewing township, 
of Colonel Daniel Coxe, on which he erected the first 
brick house in the township, still standing, which was 
occupied by five generations of his descendants. 

William Green was one of the first Justices of Hunter- 
den County, at its organization in 1714, and was Judge 
of the Court of Common Pleas at his death in 1722. His 
antique tombstone can be still seen in the graveyard at 
Ewing Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Joanna 
were the parents of eleven children, seven sons, Richard, 
above mentioned; Joseph, William (born 1702, died 1786, 
married Lydia Armitage, and had a daughter Jemima 
who married James Hunt, hereafter referred to) ; Ben- 
jamin, (one of the first town council of Trenton) ; John, 
Jeremiah, (removed to North Carolina) ; Isaac, (removed 
to Sussex Co., N. J.) ; and daughters, Joanna, Sarah, 
Esther and Mary. 

Children of Richarjd_and Mary (Ely) Green: 
24. Richard Green, married Phoebe Moore. 



25. George Green, married Anna Smitli. 

26. Rebecca Green, married Samuel Moore. 

27. Christian Green, married Joseph Moorgj^ 

28. William Green, died unmarried, 1754. 

(See Fourth Generation.) 

(10) JOSHUA ELY, eldest son of George and Jane 
(Pettit) Ely, was born at Trenton, New Jersey, March 
10, 1704. About the year 1728, he married Elizabeth Bell, 
daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Bell of Hopewell Town- 
ship and a member of the Society of Friends at Chester- 
field Meeting. The earliest record we have of Henry Bell 
is March 18, 1696-7, when Thomas Revell as Trustee of 
the West Jersey Society conveyed to Henry Bell of Bur- 
lington County, husbandman, "200 acres of the Society's 
30,000 acre tract above the Falls of Delaware" (West 
Jersey Deed Book B, part 2, p. 605). The will of Henry 
Bell of Hopewell, Burlington County, yeoman, is dated 
February 23, 1712-13, and was proven October 2, 1713. 
(Will Book I, p. 426.) It makes his wife Elizabeth 
executrix and mentions children William and Elizabeth. 
His widow Elizabeth married a Pettit and her will dated 
November 5, 1730, and proved November 24, 1730, men- 
tions her son William Bell, daughters Eleanor Gibson, 
Elizabeth Ely, Sarah and Hannah, and her son-in-law 
Joshua Ely and Samuel Herrick, are named as executors. 

On December 12, 1737, Joshua Ely, then living in 
Maidenhead, now Lawrenceville, entered into a lease with 
William Blakey, for four hundred acres of land in Sole- 
bury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, possession 
to be given on March 25, 1738, and the lease to run for 
ten years from that date. A Joshua Ely was admitted a 
member of Buckingham Meeting in 1734, but whether this 
Joshua, we are unable to determine. Neither is there any 
record of his admission or marriage at Chesterfield Meet- 
ing, at Trenton. On the records of the latter Meeting, 
however, we find the following : " At a Monthly Meeting 
of Friends held at their Meeting house in Chesterfield 
the 2d of the Imo 1737-8. 

''Joshua Ely requested a certificate at this Meeting for 
himself and his wife to Monthly Meeting at Buckingham 
in Pennsylvania. Aaron Hews & Giles Worth to inquire 


> ) 

into his conversation & draw a certificate according. 
(1st Book of Minutes — p. 365.) 

"At a Monthly Meeting of Friends held at their Meet- 
ing house in Chesterfield ye 6th of ye 2mo 1738. 

"A certificate was signed at this Meeting for Joshua 
Ely & his wife to the Monthly Meeting at Buckingham in 
the County of Bucks in Pennsylvania." (Same book of 
Minutes — p. 367.) Exact copy of minutes. 

The land leased by Joshua Ely lies in the centre of 
Solebury, two miles north of what was then Well's Ferry 
now New Hope and eighteen miles north of Trenton 
fronting on the river about 160 perches and running 
back at right angles something over a mile in the fertile 
valley of Primrose. There was evidently a house al- 
ready erected on the land probably a very primitive one 
as Joshua erected a more substantial one about 1750, 
which constitutes part of the present farm house ever 
since occupied by his descendants of the name and now 
the home of his great grandson William L. Ely. Joshua 
was to erect a barn under the terms of the lease, Blakey 
furnishing shingles and nails. On the expiration of the 
lease in 1748, it was renewed for another term of ten 
years, but in 1750 a contract was entered into for the 
purchase of a farm, Joshua having come into his in- 
heritance by the death of his father. Blakey, however, 
died before the conveyance was executed and his widow 
Jael Blakey convej^ed it under authority of the Court in 
1751. Joshua Ely became an elder and minister of Buck- 
ingham Meeting of Friends and was a prominent man in 
the community. He later purchased about 125 acres of 
of the Pike tract, lying south of his residence or central 
portion of the Blakey tract, and as his children came of 
age and married, he divided his land among them, con- 
veying to his son-in-law William Kitchin in 1755 that 
portion of the original tract fronting on the river con- 
taining 110 acres, upon a part of which Kitchin erected 
for his half-brother Aaron Phillips, the mill since known 
as Phillips's Mill. In 1760, he conveyed to his son 
Joshua the western end of the farm and to his son George 
a farm of 100 acres lying next to that sold to Kitchin and 
including a small part of the Pike tract. He retained the 
central part of the tract containing the homestead which 


at his death he devised to his son John and the three last 
mentioned farms are still owned by his descendants. 
Joshua Ely died on the homestead July 15, 1783, his wife 
Elizabeth surviving him. 

Children of Joshua and Elizabeth (Bell) Ely: — 

29. Joshua Ely, born April 16, 1730, died March 11, 1805; 

married, November 22, 1758, Elizabeth Hughes. 

30. George Ely, born September 9, 1733; died January, 

1815; married, September 24, 1760, Sarah Magill, 
d. of Wm. and Sarah Magill. 

31. Sarah Ely, born June 14, 1736; died 1818; married 

in 1753, William Kitchin. 
32a. John Ely, born May 28, 1738. 

32. Hannah Ely, married 1771, James Dubree. 

33. Hugh Ely, born August 8, 1741; died April 22, 1804; 

married Elizabeth Wilson. 
34a. Jane Ely, married, 1771, Jonathan Balderston. 
(See Fourth Generation.) 

(11) SARAH ELY, second daughter of George and 
Jane (Pettit) Ely, married about 1720, John Dagworthy, 
Esquire, of Maidenhead Township. Nothing is known 
of his antecedents or of his arrival in New Jersey. 

The name occurs in the history of the section of Eng- 
land in which the Elys, Revells and Stacyes lived, and 
also in County Norfolk, which appears to have been the 
earlier seat of the family. There was a Sir Thomas Dag- 
worthe, who had command of the English forces in Brit- 
tany in 1347, and was slain there. This family had large 
possessions in Norfolk and Essex and one of the heir- 
esses, Thomasine, married in 1408 William, Lord Fur- 
nival, Lord of Hallamshire, now South Yorkshire, and 
through this connection probably the name was trans- 
ferred to that part of England. A daughter of this pair 
married Sir Thomas Neville, son of the Earl of West- 
moreland. Later, in this same district, we find mention 
of the Baron Nicholas Dagworthe, who held the Manors 
of Mansfield and Lindeby nearby. The above were an- 
cestors of the Earls of Shrewsbury and many of the 
present ruling families of England. In 1726, John Dag- 
worthy was a member of St. Mary's Church in Burling- 
ton and signed a memorial to England in favor of the 


Rev. Mr. Talbot's work as Bishop. The next mention 
of him is in 1727, when he is registered at the Port of 
Philadelphia as owner of the sloop ^'Adventure," built 
in Connecticut, 7 tons. 

Lewis Morris, in a letter to the Duke of Newcastle, 
Colonial Minister of England, in relation to the establish- 
ment of a joint Council for the Province of New Jersey, 
recommends him as a member of Council for the Western 
Division. He states '*John Dagworthy is an honest, 
bold man and well affected to the Government, is of the 
Church of England, a thriving man and at present High 
Sheriff of the County in which he lives." He was a 
justice of the Courts of Hunterdon County in 1739 and 
probably until his death. He resided on his farm of 180 
acres in Maidenhead at the time of his death as shown 
by the advertisement for its sale by the executors on 
September 13, 1756, in the Pennsylvania Gazette. From 
the same source we learn that he had three houses and 
lots in Trenton. Governor Morris writes to the Speaker 
of the Assembly, August 28, 1740, '*I have hyred Dag- 
worthy's house at Trenton." Sarah (Ely) Dagworthy 
survived her husband many years. She was still living 
at the date of the will of her son Captain Ely Dagworthy 
of Trenton, in 1776. 

Children of John and Sarah (Ely) Dagworthy: — 

34. John Dagworthy, Junr., Captain in Provincial Army, 

1745; Lieutenant-Colonel, 1755; Brigadier-General 
of Delaware Militia, 1778; died 1784; married 
Martha Cadwallader, sister to General John Cad- 
wallader, October 20, 1774. 

35. Captain Ely Dagworthy of Trenton, died 1776 with- 

out issue. 

36. Elizabeth Dagworthy, married Clayton. 

37. Sarah Dagworthy, married John de Hart. 

38. Mary Dagworthy, married Abraham Hunt. 

39. Anna Dagworthy, married Joseph Yard. 

(12) GEORGE ELY, second son of George and Jane 
(Pettit) Ely, was born at Trenton in or about the year 
1706, being ''aged 87 years" at his death in 1793. His 
first wife and the mother of his children is said to have 
been Mary Prout. He married second, prior to 1760, 


Sarah (Tunison) Coryell, widow of Emanuel Coryell. 
He was living in Bucks County on July 2, 1741, when he 
was granted letters of administration on the estate of his 
sister Elizabeth's husband, James Price, and was still 
residing in that County in 1756, when he joined his 
mother and brother Joshua in the conveyance of his 
father's Trenton property to Eliakim Anderson; and 
probably remained in Bucks County until his purchase of 
the 250 acres of land at Howell's Ferry, now the site of 
the village of Praulsville, above Stockton, New Jersey. 
He was the proprietor of the Ferry on the Pennsylvania 
side at New Hope from 1748 for some years and also 
owned land in the ''Ferry Tract" adjoining. In 1765 
he purchased at Sheriff's Sale the Emanuel Coryell prop- 
erty comprising the lower part of the present city of 

Children of George and Mary (Prout) Ely: — 

40. Joseph Ely, born 1741 ; died 1776 ; unmarried. 

41. John Ely, born September 30, 1743; died October 27, 

1823; married Sarah (Coryell) Atkinson, widow of 
Philip Atkinson, and daughter of Emanuel and 
Sarah (Tunison) Coryell, born September 10, 1743; 
died September 22, 1821. 

42. Colonel George Ely, born 1745; died at Shamokin, 

Pennsylvania, July 21, 1820; married, April 27, 
1768, Susannah Farley. 

(13) EEBECKAH ELY, daughter of George and Jane 
(Pettit) Ely, married, December 11, 1743, Eliakim An- 
derson a son of Enoch Anderson of Dutch extraction, 
who was an early landholder in and near Trenton. Elia- 
kim purchased the Trenton property of the other heirs 
of George Ely in 1756, but died in Nottingham Township, 
Burlington County, in July, 1782. 

Children of Eliakim and Rebecah (Ely) Anderson: — 

43. Ely Anderson, born June 17, 1745 ; married Achsah 

Van Dycke and removed first to Kentucky and aft- 
erward to Indiana. 

44. Eebecca Anderson, born November 12, 1746 ; married 


45. Catharine Anderson, born September 23, 1748 ; mar- 

ried John Huston. 


46. George Anderson, born March 26, 1751 ; died Novem- 

ber 8, 1839, married Sarah Skirm. 

47. Sarah Anderson, born October 18, 1752 ; died Febru- 

ary 20, 1834; married, December 26, 1769, her 
cousin Josiah Anderson. 

(15) ELIZABETH ELY, daughter of George and 
Jane (Pettit) Ely, married, April 19, 1737, James Price. 
Letters of administration were granted on his estate July 
2, 1741, to George Ely, Junr., and Elizabeth appears also 
to have died before her father. 

Their only child was: — 

48. George Price, mentioned in his grandfather 's will. 

(16) JOHN ELY, eldest son of John and Frances 
(Venables) Ely, born at Trenton, October 10, 1707, was 
the ancestor of most of the present family of Ely in 
New Jersey as well as a number of the name now scat- 
tered widely over the United States. He married first, 
May 3, 1731, Phoebe Allison, who was born January 27, 
1712, and died August 24, 1756. Upon his marriage he 
settled upon his father's ''Assanpink Farm" in Hunt- 
erdon County, where he was living at the death of his 
father in 1732 and the farm was devised to him. He 
purchased considerable other land soon after this date 
until he owned about 1,300 acres lying principally in 
what was then Middlesex County but extending over into 
Monmouth County. He conveyed much of this land to 
his sons during his lifetime and they purchased addi- 
tional tracts of others thus forming an extensive family 
colony in that section. 

John Ely set apart a portion of his homestead in East 
Windsor Township, Middlesex (now Mercer) County, 
for a graveyard, known for nearly a century as the ''Ely 
Burying Ground," but incorporated in 1845 under the 
title of the ' ' East Windsor Cemetery Company of Mercer 
County." Here the patriarch John Ely and his three 
wives lie buried and many of his descendants. 

John Ely married second, June 18, 1762, Sara War- 
ford, a Widow, and third, Deborah Hammel, who was 
born in 1729 and died in 1812. He died March 11, 1795. 
His twelve children were all by his first wife. 


Children of John and Phcebe (Allison) Ely: — 

49. John Ely, born March 3, 1732 ; married a Hutchinson 

and removed with his son John to Rome, New 

50. Richard Ely, born April 29, 1733; died August, 1781; 

married February 4, 1762, Jemima Lee. 

51. Phoebe Ely, born December 17, 1734 ; died young. 

52. Mary Ely, born August 3, 1736; married Joseph 

Hutchinson, had no issue. 

53. William Ely, born June 10, 1738 ; married March 17, 

1767, Mary Hutchinson. 

54. Joshua Ely, born June 2, 1740 ; died August 21, 1803 ; 

Married, October 11, 1770, Anne Chamberlain. 

55. Isaac Ely, born July 3, 1742 ; died young. 

56. Allison Ely, born July 23, 1744; died May 21, 1834; 

married, first, November 9, 1771, Hannah Hammel ; 
second Mercy Pancost. 

57. Phcebe Ely, born April 19, 1749; died June 3, 1817; 

married John Baird, May 2, 1776. 

58. Joseph Ely, born August 19, 1751; studied for the 

ministry, but died soon after returning from col- 
lege, a young man and unmarried. 

59. Isaac Ely, born March 23, 1753 ; married first, Theo- 

docia Coombs ; second, Sarah Johnson. 

60. George Ely, born July 26, 1756 ; died at Burnt House 

Tavern, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in 1818; 
married, first, Rebecca Coombs, and second, Eliza- 
beth Mount. 

(17) WILLIAM ELY, second son of John and Fran- 
ces (Venables) Ely, was born at Trenton about 1709 and 
married, March 25, 1734, Jemima Hunt. He inherited 
from his father one-half of the plantation settled by his 
grandfather Joshua Ely in 1685, and was living thereon 
in 1737, but prior to his death in 1770, he conveyed it to 
Benjamin Biles of whom he purchased, in 1754, two tracts 
of land in Trenton, a large part of which was built up 
more or less during his lifetime. The will of William 
Ely is dated November 10, 1763, and was proven April 
19, 1770. His widow Jemima survived him several years. 

Children of William and Jemima (Hunt) Ely: — 

61. John Ely, born 1735; died at Trenton, September, 


1767; married Sarah (Mullen) Biles, widow of 
Thomas Biles and daughter of John Mullen. They 
had one daughter; — Elizabeth Ely, who died un- 

62. Stephen Ely, born about 1737; died intestate, 1780; 

letters of administration to his brother John, June 
6, 1780 ; no further record. 

63. George Ely, died April, 1816; was a carpenter in 

Trenton and a considerable land owner there ; mar- 
ried Mary Emerson and had nine children. — See 
Fourth Generation. 

64. Jemima Ely. 

65. Mary Ely. 

66. Frances Ely. 

67. Rebecca Ely, married, February 27, 1777, Captain 

David Baird, brother of John Baird, who married 
her cousin Phoebe. Rebecca died prior to 1777 and 
her husband married twice afterward and had al- 
together eighteen children. 



two other daughters. 

(20) THOMAS ELY, eldest son of Hugh and Mary 
(Hewson) Ely, born at Trenton about the year 1713, was 
reared on the Buckingham farm where his father had 
settled in 1720, and on January 22, 1734, married Sarah 
Lowther, daughter of William and Martha Lowther who 
had come from Ireland and settled on a farm in Upper 
Buckingham. She was a member of the Society of 
Friends. On his marriage Thomas Ely settled on the 
eastern portion of the homestead, his father conveying 
to him 150 acres, including the farm now occupied by 
Edward Paxson. Here Thomas and Sarah Ely lived and 
reared their family. In 1733 he sold the farm to his 
brother Hugh, who, under the will of his father, had in- 
herited the balance of the 400 acres, and removed to 
Harford County, Maryland, taking a certificate to Deer 
Creek Monthly Meeting. 

Tradition says that he fell from a rock while fishing 
in the Susquehanna River, near Darlington, Maryland, 
and was drowned. At the date of his removal to Mary- 


land, his children were all practically grown up and 
several of them were married, but the whole family 
except Benjamin and Sarah (Ely) Warner and Thomas 
and Ann (Ely) Ellicott and their families either accom- 
panied or followed their parents to Maryland. 
Children of Thomas and Sarah (Lowther) Ely: — 

70. Thomas Ely, born 1735 ; married Hannah Warner. 

71. Sarah Ely, born 1736; married, 1758, Benjamin 


72. Ann Ely, married Thomas Ellicott in 1763. 

72a. Mahlon Ely, born 1754; died 1812; married Mary 

73. Hugh Ely, born ; married, 1773, Sarah Bal- 


74. William Ely, married, April 13, 1784, Martha Pres- 


75. Joseph Ely, born March 17, 1757; died August 20, 

1819 ; married, July 2, 1789, Ann Jones. 

76. Martha Ely, married Isaiah Balderston. 

77. Rachel Ely, died, unmarried, in Harford Co., Md., 


78. Ruth Ely, no further record. 

(For further account see Fourth Generation.) 

(21) HUGH ELY, second son of Hugh and Mary 
(Hewson) Ely, born at Trenton in the year 1715, was 
reared on the Buckingham farm which was his home 
through life from the age of five years. He remained a 
tenant of the homestead until the death of his father 
in 1771 when he was devised the 250 acres which Hugh 
Sr. still retained and two years later purchased the 150 
acres previously conveyed to his brother Thomas and 
thus became the owner of the whole tract. He was a 
prominent man in the community, frequently acting in 
a public capacity and filling many important positions. 
He married, November 30, 1746, Elizabeth Blackfan, 
daughter of William and Eleanor (Wood) Blackfan and 
granddaughter of Edward Blackfan by his wife Rebecca 
Crispin, daughter of Sir William Crispin, one of William 
Penn's first Commissioners of the Province of Pennsyl- 
vania, by his wife Anne Jasper, sister to the mother of 
William Penn. Edward Blackfan was a son of John 


Blackfan of Stenning, County Sussex, England. He mar- 
ried Rebecca Crispin in England, August 24, 1688, and 
their only child was William Blackfan who married 
Eleanor Wood of Darby, who belonged to an old Quaker 
family that had emigrated from England about 1684. 
William Blackfan was reared at Pennsburg and on his 
marriage in 1720, settled in Lower Solebury, where Eliza- 
beth, the wife of Hugh Ely, was born. 

As the sons of Hugh and Elizabeth (Blackfan) Ely 
came of age and married they conveyed to them portions 
of the old homestead ; John receiving a deed in 1783 for 
the farm on the York Road now owned by the heirs of 
Mrs. Anna J. Williams, and William in the same year be- 
coming the owner of 120 acres of the tract formerly 
owned by Thomas Ely on the Holicong and Bycott Road, 
still owned and occupied by his lineal descendants, the 
children of his granddaughter Lavinia (Ely) Paxson. 

Hugh Ely, 2d, died April 28, 1791, seized of that part 
of the tract containing the homestead, now the farm of 
Charles J. Smith, and by will dated February 22, and 
proved May 25, 1791, devised it to his son Jesse. 

Children of Hugh and Elizabeth (Blackfan) Ely:— 

79. John Ely, born March 19, 1748; died January 3, 1819; 

married, February 19, 1777, Hannah Austin. 

80. William Ely, bom March 7, 1750 ; married, November 

23, 1774, Cynthia Fell; died January 20, 1824. 

81. Elizabeth Ely, born 1755 ; married, October 16, 1776^ 

Thomas Smith; died September 12, 1822. 

82. Hugh Ely, born 1760, died October 28, 1822; married 

May 15, 1793, Ruth Paxson. 

83. Jesse Ely, born March 26, 1765; died December 10, 

1822 ; married, October 12, 1791, Rachel Carver. 

84. Joseph Ely, bom March 5, 1771 ; died in Philadelphia, 

February 3, 1842, without issue. 


Descendants of Joshua Ely of Trenton. 
Fourth Generation. 

(24) RICHARD GREEN, eldest son of Richard and 
Mary (Ely) Green, was born in Ewing and died there in 
1797. He married Phoebe Moore, born August 6, 1735, a 
daughter of Nathaniel Moore by his wife Joanna Prud- 

Nathaniel Moore was born at Newtown, Long Island 
in 1687, and was a son of Captain Samuel Moore and 
grandson of Rev. John Moore of Newtown. In 1708 
Nathaniel Moore removed to Hopewell Township and 
with John Cornwall, John Moot and Thomas Reed, pur- 
chased 1,300 acres of land; that part allotted to Moore 
covering the site of the later village of Pennington. He 
was Lieutenant of the Third Company of New Jersey 
Colonial Troops in 1715 and later a Captain; was com- 
missioned a Justice in 1725, and died September 6, 1759, 
in his seventy-second year. Four of his children became 
connected with the Green family, viz.: — Captain John, 
the eldest son, born March 8, 1715, died September 3, 
1768, married first Keziah Phillips and second Love 
Prout and had ten children, the seventh of which, Samuel 
Moore, born 1754, died May 9, 1799, married Sarah 
Green, daughter of Richard and Phoebe (Moore) Green; 
two other sons, Samuel and Joseph Moore, married 
daughters of Richard Green, and Mary Ely; and Phoebe 
Moore a granddaughter married William Green, a grand- 
son of Richard and Mary (Ely) Green. 

Children of Richard and Phoebe (Moore) Green: — 

85. William R. Green, died 1818 ; married Elizabeth Bur- 


86. Nathaniel Green, bom 1756; died September 25, 

1831; marriah Sarah Howell. 

87. Richard Green, married Martha Howell; lived in 




88. Sarah Green, born February 22, 1759 ; died January 

15, 1829 ; married Samuel Moore. 

89. Enoch Green, married Davis. 

90. Samuel Green, died immarried. 

91. John Green, born 1766; died at Easton, Pennsylva- 

nia, March 9, 1854 ; married Rhoda Howell. 

92. Rebecca Green, married William B. Green. 

93. Benjamin Green, born 1770; died at Easton, Penn- 

sylvania, 1852 ; married Elizabeth Traill. 

94. Joseph Green, married Julia Hiling. 

95. George Green, married Henrietta (Hiling) Gal- 

braith ; widow of Bertram Galbraith. 

96. Mary Green, married Daniel Stillwell and removed 

to Ohio. 

(25) GEORGE GREEN, son of Richard and Mary 
(Ely) Green, born in 1738, married. May 4, 1769, Anna 
Smith, daughter of Rev. Caleb Smith, and settled in 
Maidenhead (now Lawrence) Township, purchasing the 
old Dagworthy homestead, known later as *' Cherry 
Green." During the Revolution, Colonel Dagworthy (a 
first cousin of George Green, his mother Sarah Ely being 
a sister to Mary (Ely) Green,) quartered his men at 
"Cherry Green" for some time. The old historic man- 
sion is still standing with its interior almost unchanged 
and is a fine specimen of a Colonial house. George 
Green died at "Cherry Green," August, 1777, and his 
widow married, September 20, 1786, Captain Benjamin 
Van Cleve. She died March 30, 1789, aged forty years. 
Harmony Hall, another Lawrenceville home connected 
with the history of the same family, was torn down and 
rebuilt in 1813. Under a large willow tree on its lawn 
Whitfield preached to an assemblage of five thousand 

Children of George and Anna (Smith) Green: — 

97. Caleb Smith Green, born 1770; died August, 1850 

married Elizabeth Van Cleve. 

98. Rev. Charles Dickenson Green, born November 28 

1771 ; died April 23, 1851 ; graduated at Princeton 
and studied for the ministry. 

99. James H. Green, born January 7, 1774; died 1801 

was a merchant in Western New York. 


100. Richard Montgomery Green, born 1775; died No- 

vember 2, 1853 ; married Mary Henderson, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Thomas Henderson of Freehold. 

(27) REBECCA GREEN, daughter of Richard and 
Mary (Ely) Green, born 1726, died September 28, 1813, 
married Samuel Moore, third child of Nathaniel and Jo- 
anna (Prudden) Moore, born February 6, 1720; died 
April 7, 1803. They lived on a farm near Pennington. 

Children of George and Rebecca (Green) Moore: — 

101. Richard Moore, probably the eldest son, died 1790; 

no record of descendants. 

102. Phoebe Moore, born 1753; died February 16, 1837; 

married William Green, son of William and Lydia 
(Armitage) Green and grandson of William and 
Joanna (Reeder) Green, born 1743; died October 
30, 1815. 

103. William Moore, married Elizabeth Davinson; re- 

moved late in life to Coshocton, Ohio. 

104. Abigail Moore, born 1757 ; died March 22, 1823. 

105. Mary Moore, married Jonathan Smith. 

106. Hannah Moore, married Titus Quick of Amwell. 

107. Joanna Moore, died 1831. 

(28) CHR ISTIAN GREEN^ daughter of Richard and 
Mary (Ely) Green, married Captain Joseph Moore, son 
of Nathaniel and Joanna (Prudden) Moore, born De- 
cember 4, 1724; died April 7, 1804. He owned and op- 
erated a farm and mill near the present site of Glenmore, 
New Jersey. After the death of Christian he married 
second, Mary Armitage, who came from Kirk-Burton 
parish, Yorkshire, in 1719 and settled in Ewing Town- 
ship. Captain Joseph Moore had four children, all prob- 
ably by his first wife, certainly the elder two at least. 

Children of Captain Joseph and Christian (Green) 
Moore : — 

108. Ensign Ely Moore, born 1745; died October 1, 1812; 

married Elizabeth Hoff. 

109. Captain Moses Moore, born 1750; died 1810; mar- 

ried, first, Elizabeth Van Cleve, second, Martha 
Coryell, third, Mary Coryell. 

110. Ephraim Moore, died unmarried. 

111. Elizabeth Moore, married Colonel John Van Cleve. 


(29) JOSHUA ELY, eldest son of Joshua and Eliza- 
beth (Bell) Ely, born near Trenton, New Jersey, April 
16, 1730, was a child of eight years when his parents 
settled in Solebury, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He 
married, November 22, 1753, Elizabeth Hughes, daughter 
of Matthew Hughes, Jr., of Plumstead, by his wife Eliza- 
beth Stevenson, daughter of Thomas Stevenson by his 
wife Sarah Jennings, daughter of Governor Samuel 
Jennings, of New Jersey, and granddaughter of Thomas 
Stevenson of Long Island, by his wife Elizabeth Law- 
rence, daughter of Colonel William Lawrence. 

Matthew Hughes, Sr., the father of Elizabeth (Hughes) 
Ely, was a son of Matthew Hughes, Sr., of Buckingham, 
a prominent Justice and member of Assembly, by his 
"wife Elizabeth (Biles) Beakes, daughter of William 
Biles, member of Penn's first Council and one of the 
most prominent men in Bucks County in his day. 

In 1760, Joshua Ely received by deed of gift from his 
father, 100 acres of the western end of the Solebury plan- 
tation and took up his residence thereon. At his father's 
death in 1783, he was devised an additional tract lying 
along the eastern side of his farm, increasing its acreage 
to near 150 acres, the farm owned and occupied by Wil- 
liam M. Ely, Esquire, at his death in 1908. Here Joshua 
Ely lived until his death on March 11, 1805. He was a 
successful and prominent man and acquired considerable 
other land in Solebury Township. 

Children of Joshua and Elizabeth (Hughes) Ely: — 

112. Abner Ely, born July 2, 1759; died June 11, 1834; 

married, first November 27, 1786, Hannah Lacey; 
second, 1790, Hannah Pidcock; third, January 1, 
1795, Jane Wiley. 

113. Joshua Ely, bom September 19, 1760 ; died March 9, 

1846; married, April 7, 1784, Sarah Griffith. 

114. Jonathan Ely, bom August 2, 1762 ; died August 26, 

1836 ; married, December 4, 1800, Cynthia Morton. 

115. Elizabeth Ely, born September 24, 1763; married, 

November 10, 1790, David Tucker; removed to 
Delaware; their children later removed to the 

116. Hannah Ely, bom September 24, 1766; married, 

first, John Kitchin, second, Oliver Hampton. 


(30) GEORGE ELY, second son of Joshua and Eliza- 
beth (Bell) Ely, born at or near Trenton, New Jersey, 
September 9, 1733, was in his fourth year when his 
parents removed to Solebury and the active years of 
his life were spent on the plantation taken up by his 
father in 1738. He married, September 24, 1760, Sarah 
Magill, born September 9, 1742, in Solebury, daughter of 
William Magill, said to have been a native of north 
Ireland, who located in Solebury about 1730; joined 
Buckingham Friends' Meeting in 1735, and married 
Sarah Simcock, daughter of Jacob Simcock of Ridley, 
Chester County, by his wife Sarah Wain, daughter of 
Nicholas Wain who came from Yorkshire, England, and 
was for many years a member of the Provincial Assem- 
bly; granddaughter of Jacob Simcock, Sr., of Ridley, by 
his wife Alice Maris, daughter of George and Alice Maris 
of Chester County, who came from Worcestershire, Eng- 
land, in 1683 ; and great granddaughter of John Simcock 
of Ridley, Provincial Councillor from 1683 to 1700 and 
Chief Justice of Pennsylvania from 1690 to 1693. 

On his marriage, George Ely received by deed of gift 
from his father, 100 acres of the homestead tract ex- 
tending westward from the river road and by will of his 
father in 1783, about 20 acres additional was added to 
it on the side next the old homestead. Here George Ely 
erected a stone house in 1760, still standing, forming a 
portion of the present farm house owned by his great 
granddaughter Laura Ely Walton; the farm having re- 
mained in the continuous ownership of the descendants 
of Joshua and Elizabeth (Bell) Ely since first taken up 
by them nearly* a century and three-quarters ago. On 
a plate set in the front of the old house is the inscrip- 
tion : 

G. S. E. "I That is, built by George and Sarah Ely 1760 
1760 ( — added to by George and Sarah (Smith) 
Ely in 1819. Another addition was built by 
Isaac Ely in 1866-7. 

George Ely seems to have been the first of the family in 
Solebury to take an active part in political affairs. While 
yet a young man he became a prominent Whig in politics 
and was elected to the Provincial Assembly in 1760, the 

G. S. E. 


same year of his marriage. It was the historical epoch 
in the history of Colonial affairs in Pennsylvania, which 
marked the withdrawal of the Quakers from the control 
of the policies of Government in Pennsylvania which 
they had practically dominated from the founding of the 
Colony. The peace principles of the Friends led them 
to strenuously oppose the raising and equipment of 
troops for the defence of the frontier against the French 
and Indians, and after the defeat of Braddock in 1755, 
and the resulting increased menace of the frontiers by 
the savage allies, the feeling against the Quakers in the 
Provincial Assembly, who had all along bitterly opposed 
what the more conservative Friends denominated ' ' Law- 
ful Warfare" grew so strong that the Crown requested 
Friends to refrain from seeking a place in the Colonial 

The session of 1760, however, was dominated by the 
Whig or Peace Party and the request of the Colonial 
Ministry for an increase of the Provincial army was re- 
fused by a majority of three votes, George Ely voting 
with the majority, as did his Bucks County colleagues, 
Abraham Chapman, Joseph Hampton, Giles Knight, Wil- 
liam Smith and Amos Strickeard, all Quakers; the re- 
maining Bucks County Representatives, Henry Wyn- 
koop and James Melvin, voting to raise the troops. 
George Ely appears to have taken an active part in this 
session for his name appears frequently on the minutes 
of the Assembly, and he was appointed one of the Audit- 
ors of Accounts at the close of the session. He was not 
returned as a member the following year, though several 
of the colleagues who voted with him were re-elected. 
It is probable that the Society of Friends of which his 
father was an accepted minister at this date, prevailed 
upon him to withdraw from active participation in af- 
fairs that conflicted with a proper recognition of the 
tenets of their faith. In 1774, George Ely purchased a 
farm adjoining his own on the southeast, a large portion 
of which is still occupied by a descendant, his great 
grandson Thomas H. Magill. He also purchased other 
lands in Solebury and elsewhere and was one of the 
largest land owners in the Township. In 1802, he con- 
veyed the greater part of the homestead to his son 


George Ely, Jr., and removed to a farm in Newtown 
Township, where he died January 11, 1815, his widow 
Sarah surviving him eight years ; she died September 13^ 

Children of George and Sarah (Magill) Ely: — 

117. Joseph Ely, born August 13, 1761; died September 

9, 1820; married, March 12, 1783, Mary Whitson, 
who died March 7, 1833. 

118. Jane Ely, born January 5, 1764; died August 13, 

1837; married, June 9, 1784, Benjamin Paxson, 
and removed late in life to Columbiana County, 

119. Joshua Ely, born July 4, 1766 ; died August 5, 1775. 

120. Amos Ely, born February 6, 1769 ; died August 20, 

1847; married in 1791, Deborah Whitson, born 
October 19, 1769; died February 9, 1823. 

121. George Ely, born July 25, 1772; died April 27, 1836; 

married, November 14, 1798, Sarah Smith, who 
died January 10, 1854, at the age of eighty-four 

122. William Ely, born November 26, 1774 ; died January, 

1851 ; married, in 1802, Kebecca Smith, born April 
16, 1774; died January 5, 1835. 

123. Aaron Ely, born August 24, 1777; died May 20, 

1857; married, November 5, 1802, Alida Brittain, 
born July 24, 1777; died April 12, 1848. 

124. Joshua Ely, born October 24, 1779 ; died young. 

125. Mark Ely, born September 18, 1781; died Septem- 

ber 27, 1834 ; married, first, June 2, 1802, Hannah 
Johnson, second, December 12, 1815, Eachael 

126. Mathias Ely, born September 5, 1783; died Novem- 

ber 17, 1838; married, first, Mary Broadhurst, 
second, Hannah (Egan) Whitson. 

127. Amasa Ely, born November 12, 1787; died Septem- 

ber 19, 1854; married, first, November 10, 1810, 
Elizabeth Brittain, second, Alida Brittain, born 
April 26, 1806; died February 18, 1876. 

(31) SAEAH ELY, eldest daughter of Joshua and 
Elizabeth (Bell) Ely, born in New Jersey, June 14, 1736, 
married in 1753 William Kitchin of Solebury, son of 


William and Rebecca (Norton) Kitchin, born in Sole- 
bury, June 15, 1721. Sarah Ely was his second wife, he 
having married, December 28, 1743, Sarah Crook, by 
whom he had three children, David, who died unmarried 
in 1830; Richard, who died young; and William, who 
married Ann Paxson ; the mother died about 1751. 

William Kitchin purchased in 1755, of his father-in-law 
Joshua Ely, 110 acres of the Ely tract Ijdng principally 
on the east side of the river road. He conveyed the fol- 
lowing year to his half-brother, Aaron Phillips, the site 
of Phillips 's Mill on the northeast corner of the tract and 
the mill then erected was owned and operated by four 
generations of the Phillips family. William Kitchin 
died in 1796 and his widow Sarah (Ely) Kitchin in 1818. 

Children of William and Sarah (Ely) Kitchin: — 

128. Rebecca Kitchin, born September 9, 1754 ; died Feb- 

ruary, 1824; married September 10, 1777, Joseph 

129. John Kitchin, born April 3, 1756; died 1791; mar- 

ried his first cousin Hannah Ely, daughter of 
Joshua and Elizabeth (Hughes) Ely. 
For descendants — See No. 116. 

(32) JOHN ELY, third son of Joshua and Elizabeth 
(Bell) Ely, born in Solebury, Bucks County, May 28, 
1738, remained with his father on the homestead and in- 
herited it at the latter 's death in 1783. He also pur- 
chased of his brother Hugh the farm devised to the latter 
in the Pike Tract adjoining the homestead on the south. 
He continued to reside on the old homestead, comprising 
about one-fourth of the whole tract purchased by his 
father, until his death on July 6, 1811. He married, 
first, November 11, 1764, Sarah Simcock, daughter of 
Joseph and Mary (Harvey) Simcock of Makefield and a 
first cousin to Sarah Magill who married his elder 
brother George Ely in 1760; Joseph Simcock being a 
brother to Sarah Simcock, the wife of William Magill 
and the first of the Ridley family of Simcock to settle in 
Bucks County. 

Sarah (Simcock) Ely died April 13, 1773, and John 
married second at Buckingham Friends' Meeting, June 
10, 1778, Margaret Richards, born in 1751, daughter of 


Isaac Richards, a recommended Minister among Friends. 
She died February 16, 1813. 

Children of John and Sarah (Simcock) Ely: — 

130. Mary Ely, born June 21, 1766; died August 21, 1842; 

married, March 10, 1790, John Paxson. 

131. Asher Ely, born July 11, 1768; died August 12, 

1855; married, in 1791, Eleanor Holcombe, born 
March 11, 1770; died August 18, 1856. 

132. Elizabeth Ely, born March 7, 1770; died October 

10, 1857; married Joseph Townsend and had 
children John, Stephen, Hannah, Merab, and 

133. Merab Ely, born May 29, 1771; died January 7, 

1842; married, first, April 13, 1791, James East- 
burn; second, Joseph Cooper, of Chester County. 

134. Sarah Ely, born March 27, 1773; died June 5, 1773. 

Children of John and Margaret (Richards) Ely: — 

135. Fhineas Ely, born March 18, 1779; died April 10, 

1814; married Deborah Moore, of New Jersey, 
who died May 11, 1821, aged 39 years. 

136. Samuel Ely, born October 23, 1780; died October 9, 

1828; married, January 25, 1800, Grace Haviland 
who died in 1857. 

137. Sarah Ely, born November 27, 1781 ; died August 4, 

1846, unmarried. 

138. Hugh Ely, born November 5, 1783 ; died January 6, 

1829 ; married Hannah Wilson. 

(33) HUGH ELY, youngest son of Joshua and Eliza- 
beth (Bell) Ely, born in Solebury, August 8, 1741, mar- 
ried, November 21, 1764, Elizabeth Wilson of Bucking- 
ham, born October 6, 1739, daughter of Samuel and Re- 
becca (Canby) Wilson, and settled on the farm pur- 
chased by his father in that year of the attorneys of 
Richard Pike, adjoining the homestead on the south ; in- 
herited it under his father's will in 1783, and lived 
thereon until his death, devising it to his son John, who 
sold it in 1822 to his cousin Asher Ely, from whom it de- 
scended to Holcombe Ely, and passed out of the family in 
1864. Hugh Ely died April 22, 1804. 

"CHERRY GROVE." On Kings Highway, between Trenton and 
Princeton. Erected ])y John Dagworthy, early part of eighteenth century. 
Photographs taken in 1905. 


Children of Hugh and Elizabeth (Wilson) Ely:— 

139. Rebecca Ely, born August 25, 1765 ; died October 8, 

1802 ; married John Stockdale. 

140. Sarah Ely, born May 2, 1768; married, 1793, Samuel 


141. Hannah Ely, born June 30, 1771; died January 3, 

1823 ; married Samuel Harrold. 
141a. John Ely, born December 19, 1773; died January 
31, 1778. 

142. John Ely, born April 9, 1778; died July 28, 1826; 

married Rachel Hartley, November 11, 1801. 

Geneeal John Dagwoethy. 

(34) JOHN DAGWORTHY,* eldest son of Hon. John 
Dagworthy, member of King's Council, High Sheriff, 
etc., by his wife Sarah Ely, was bom in Trenton, March 
30, 1721. We have been unable to ascertain the date of 
marriage of his parents or the record of birth of their 
other children. John Dagworthy, Sr., was a resident of 

*Froni the Trenton Times, July 29, 1904: ''On the road from Tren- 
ton to Princeton which passes through Lawrenceville is one of the 
finest specimens of rural homes of Colonial days, unchanged save 
the walling up of two of the numerous fireplaces. It is the home of 
Mrs. Gertrude Scudder. The old crane, with its hooks fastened 
to it, is still in the kitchen fire-place. The old mansion is built of rough 
blocks of New Jersey granite, that have been plentifully used in the build- 
ings of this vicinity. It is probable that the stone was taken from a 
quarry near the house. This quarry was opened before the memory of the 
oldest inhabitant. Small square panes of glass in heavy sashes form the 
windows of the old house. There is no portico in front, the door is of 
the ancient bisected type with its brass knocker. In a corner of the yard 
in front of the house is a wine cellar, now surmounted by a windmill. 

The house was built by Colonel (?) John Dagworthy. During the 
Revolution it was owned by Greorge Green, who, with his family, vacated 
the place in order that Colonial troops might be quartered there. John 
C. Green, a benefactor of Princeton and the founder of the present Law- 
renceville School, who occupied the house for many years was a grandson 
of the Revolutionary owner. ' ' 

This old place, called Cherry Green or Cherry Grove, was evidently built 
by Col. John Dagworthy 's father, John Dagworthy, Senior, about 1720. It 
was the custom in early days to haul hea\y trunks of trees to the house 
by horse, for one of the big fireplaces which was large enough to permit 
a person sitting on one end of the log while it was burning in the middle. 
These logs would last a week and at the end of that time the stumps or 
butts would be brought together and a new trunk hauled in from the forest 
and placed on the fire. Mrs. Scudder, the present owner, stated that Mr. 
Andrew Carnegie 's agent had offered $200 for the old boxwood bush on 
the front lawn. It had grown to immense proportions and had evidently 
been planted when the house was built. 


Trenton in 1725, when he purchased 100 acres covering 
the site of the present village of Ringoes, in Amwell 
Township, Hunterdon County, on the Old York Road, 
and on August 6, 1736, conveyed five acres to Philip 
Ringoe on which the latter erected the first tavern, the 
nucleus of the town, though an Episcopal church is said 
to have been erected there of logs by Dagworthy in 1725. 
The Dagworthys, however, never lived in Amwell. 

The first record of John Dagworthy, Junior, that we 
have is March, 1740-1, when William Atlee announces in 
the American Weekly Mercury, that he has '^left off 
Trading in partnership with Thomas Hooton ' ' and ' ' pro- 
poses with John Dagworthy, Jun., to continue Store in 
Trenton." The youthful Dagworthy at this date was 
barely 20, and six years later, at the age of 26, when New 
Jersey raised a regiment of four hundred men for ' ' King 
George's War," called the '' Jersey Blues," the Council 
commissioned Peter Schuyler, Colonel, and John Dag- 
worthy was commissioned Captain of one of the Com- 
panies and went with the command to Albany, New York, 
in September, 1746, with the troops from Pennsylvania 
and other States to participate in the ' ' expedition against 
Canada." Though the expedition was abandoned, 
Colonel Schuyler was assigned to Fort Clinton, at Sara- 
toga, and in his letter to the Council of New Jersey, 
dated March 9, 1747, reports among other details of his 
command, *'In Cap't Dagworthy 's Company, eighty-five 
private men on duty, five dead, ten deserted, which with 
the three commissioned Officers makes in all one hundred 
& three." (New Jersey Archives, Vol. VI, p. 424.) 

It appears from a letter from the Council of New 
Jersey to the Colonial Minister, the Duke of Newcastle, 
dated February 12, 1748 (Ibid, Vol. VII, p. 102), that 
Captains Ware and Dagworthy raised their own com- 
panies for the expedition against Canada, and ''have 
signified their intention to us to take a voyage to Eng- 
land, to implore your Grace's assistance and interest 
with his Majesty, for such marks of his Royal favour 
as they may be thought to deserve ; we being members of 
his Majesty's Council, think it a piece of justice due to 
them to assure your Grace that both of these gentlemen 
were in good business and left the same to engage in his 


Majesty's service and behaved therein with becoming 
zeal and resolution through the course of that expedition. 
We are, may it please your Grace, your Grace's most 
obedient and most humble servants." 

"Jno. Reading Jas. Hule 

Ja. Alexander Andw. Johnston 

Robert H. Morris Jno. Coxe." 

Captain Dagworthy accomplished the purpose of his 
visit to England and received a Royal Commission and in 
September, 1753, was in command of two companies of 
Rangers, organized for the defence and protection of the 
frontier settlements of Western Maryland, and stationed 
at Fort Cumberland. In a letter of Governor Horatio 
Sharpe of Maryland to Lord Baltimore, under date 
of Sept. 2, 1754, wherein he was making provision for 
the defense of the State against the French and Indians, 
he says: — ''I have given the command thereof to one 
Capt. Dagworthy, a gentleman born in the Jerseys, who 
commanded a company raised in that province for the 
Canada Expedition, since the miscarriage of which he 
has resided in this province upon an estate which he pur- 
chased in Worcester County. ' ' 

In another letter to Lord Baltimore, Governor Sharpe 
praises Dagworthy and ' ' especially his ability during the 
past summer to exist with his command without food" 
and facetiously adds that ''he could no doubt be able to 
pass through the winter without shelter. ' ' 

While at Fort Cumberland was begun the long dispute 
between Captain Dagworthy and George Washington, 
who had been commissioned Colonel of Colonial troops 
and Commander-in-chief of the Virginia forces. Dag- 
worthy holding a Royal commission as Captain, refused 
obedience to any Provincial officer. "Hence whenever 
Colonel Washington was at Fort Cumberland, the Mary- 
land Captain would pay no regard to his orders." 
( Sparke 's ' ' Life of Washington, ' ' page 31. ) The dispute 
led to feuds and insubordination, and Governor Din- 
widdie was asked to decide the question of authority, but 
he, while he favored Washington, refused to make any 
positive order. General Braddock was appealed to and 
decided in Dagworthy 's favor. 


This was followed by the future Father of His Country 
making his memorable trip on horseback to Boston to 
lay the dispute with Dagworthy before General Shirley, 
Commander-in-chief of his Majesty's forces in America. 
The young Virginian 's enterprise was rewarded by Shir- 
ley 's decision in his favor and the question of precedence 
of Provincial Colonels over Captains though the latter 
held Royal Commissions was definitely settled by an 
order and warrant issued by Lord Pitt as Colonial Min- 
ister, Dec. 13, 1757. 

The following extract from a letter written by Wash- 
ington to Governor Dinwiddie, dated at Alexandria, Va., 
in which he refers to the dispute with Dagworthy, indi- 
cates that he was not without misgiving as to the justice 
of the position taken by the Virginia Governor : 

* * * The Committee were resolved that the Mary- 
land and Carolina Companies should not be supported 
with our provisions ; that I think met with your approba- 
tion, upon which I wrote to Col. Stephen desiring him to 
acquaint Capt. Dagworthy therewith, who paid slight re- 
gard to it, saying that they were under the King's gar- 
rison. * * * 

Capt. Dagworthy I dare venture to affirm is encour- 
aged by Governor Sharpe who we know has written him 
to keep the command. With this, Capt. Dagworthy had 
acquainted Col. Stephen. As I have not yet heard how 
General Shirley has answered your request I fear for the 
success of it especially as it is next to an impossibility 
(since Governor Sharpe has been there (Boston) to plead 
Captain Dagworthy 's cause) to make the Genl. ac- 
quainted by writing with the nature of the dispute. 
* # *■ 

They (the officers) have urged it to me in the warmest 
manner to appear personally before the General for that 
end. This I would gladly do if I had your permission, 
which I should more freely ask since I am determined to 
resign the Commission which you were generously 
pleased to offer me and for whicTi I shall always return 
a grateful sense, rather than to submit to the command 
of the person who has not such superlative merit as to 
balance the inequality of rank. However, he adheres to 
what he calls his rights in which I know he is supported 


by Governor S'harpe. He says that he has no commis- 
sion from the Province of Maryland but acts by the 
virtue of that from the King, that this was the condition 
of his engagement in the Maryland service and that when 
he was sent up there the first of last October, he was 
ordered by Governor Sharpe and Sir John St. Clair 
not to give up his right. To my certain knowledge his 
rank was disputed before General Braddock who gave it 
in his favor and he accordingly took place over every 
Captain upon the Expedition except Capt. Jos. Mercer 
and Capt. Rutherford whose Commissions were older 
than his, so that I should not by any means choose to act 
as your Honor hinted in your last, lest I should be called 
to an account myself. 

Signed. George Washington. 

After the erection of Fort Frederick as a better protec- 
tion to the settlers of the frontier against attack by the 
French and Indians, Dagworthy was placed in command 
with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, with five hundred 
men in his battalion. 

In 1758 '^ Dagworthy and his troops were ordered to 
join the expedition against Fort Duquesne as the quota 
of Maryland." ''Some of Dagworthy 's Maryland men 
were present at Major Grant's defeat, and by their 
bravery, with the Carolina troops, sustained the action, ' ' 
and Lieutenant-Colonel Dagworthy was present at 
the fall of Fort Duquesne November 25th, 1758, hence- 
forth to be known as Fort Pitt (now Pittsburg) in honor 
of the great minister of England, afterwards Lord Chat- 
ham. After its fall ' ' a garrison of 200 men drawn from 
the Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia troops was 
assigned for its defence." 

Scharff, in his ''History of Maryland," says: "Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Dagworthy was the first to bring the news 
of the fall of Fort Duquesne to Baltimore town. ' ' 

The capture of this fortress filled the colonies with joy, 
and this was one of three victories (Louisburg, 1758, sur- 
rendered to Amherst and Boscawen ; and Fort Frontenac 
on Lake Ontario, destroyed by Bradstreet, a provincial 
officer) that practically settled the struggle between the 
French and British for the possession of America and 


incidentally determined forever whether America should 
be Protestant or Roman Catholic. 

Governor Sharpe (by proclamation) appointed a day 
for public thanksgiving and praise; and the Assembly, 
to testify their gratitude to the brave men who served 
in their forces, appropriated 1,500 pounds to be dis- 
tributed as a gratuity among them ; to Lieutenant-Colonel 
Dagworthy, 30 pounds ; to each captain, 16 pounds ; lieu- 
tenant, 12 pounds; ensign, 9 pounds, and non-commis- 
sioned officers, 6 pounds, and the remainder to be ex- 
pended in the purchase of clothing and suitable necessi- 
ties to be divided among the privates. 

And later, as a further testimonial to Dagworthy for 
his services, the Assembly of Maryland gave him patents 
for a large tract of land adjacent to his home tract in 
Worcester County, which later, by the survey of the 
boundary line between Maryland and Delaware, by 
Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, two distinguished 
mathematicians and astronomers, under the decision of 
Lord Berwick, became, in the High Court of Chancery of 
England, as to location of Cape Henlopen, a part of Sus- 
sex County, Delaware. 

The years from 1681 to 1768 were marked with con- 
stant dissensions and conflict between the rival proprie- 
taries of Pennsylvania and Maryland and their partisans 
on the subject of their common boundary, and the vicinity 
of the line was the theatre of riot, invasion and blood- 
shed. The matter was in the Court of Chancery of Eng- 
land for more than three-quarters of a century, yet by 
consent the southernmost boundary of Delaware was un- 
derstood to be Rehoboth Bay and Indian River ; and the 
westernmost boundary on a line drawn as a tangent 
from the twelve-mile circle around New Castle, through 
a point on the west side of a beaver pond, ' ' a small fork 
of a small branch of the River Nanticoke, ' ' which is just 
east of the present town of Farmington ; hence Delaware 
received from Maryland the triangular strip of land be- 
tween the present boundary of Delaware and the original 
temporary boundary, and all of the land north of the 
present southern boundary line of Delaware up to Reho- 
both Bay and Indian River. 

From henceforth John Dagworthy became a resident 


of Delaware, and all t'he tracts of land that he here owned 
were resurveyed to him under Penn and called ''Dag- 
worthy's Conquest," containing in the aggregate twenty 
thousand three hundred and ninety-three acres. 

In 1774, October 24, he was commissioned by John 
Penn as a Justice for Sussex County (Record Book M, 
No. 12, Folio 18, Sussex County, Delaware). 

Afterward, John McKinley, Esq., President and Com- 
mander-in-chief of the Delaware State, commissioned 
him a Justice of the County of Sussex, dated Wilmington, 
March 8, 1777 (Record Book No. 13, folio 382, Sussex 
County, Delaware). 

In consequence of the territory acquired from Mary- 
land by Delaware, a law was enacted in 1774 that the Jus- 
tices should ascertain the boundaries of the several 
ancient hundreds and John Dagworthy, together with 
William Ellegood, William Polk, William Holland and 
Jonathan Bell, were appointed commissioners to select 
freemen to conduct election for Inspectors and Assessors. 
(Laws of Delaware). 

Dagworthy was appointed one of the Committee of 
Safety in Sussex County for the suppression of the Tory 
insurrection, and in ' * the minutes of Council ' ' for March, 
1778, page 199, he is referred to as "Brigadier Dag- 
worthy," and on page 200, the following resolution was 
adopted by Council, March 20, 1778, viz : 

Resolved, That the Council is fully convinced that some 
of the disaffected inhabitants of the County of Sussex 
have taken up arms, much to the terror of the good people 
of said county, and to the encouragement of the British 
forces to land and make excursions there ; therefore, 

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Council that, 
for restoring peace and harmony in said county, the 
President of the State issue his orders immediately to 
General Dagworthy to disarm and take the ammunition 
from all the disaffected inhabitants of the said County 
of Sussex. 

October 9, 1776, Colonel Samuel Patterson of the "Fly- 
ing Camp" wrote from Perth Amboy to George Reed: 
"George Purvis, our Acting-Quartermaster, was Adju- 
tant in Sussex County to General Dagworthy 's bat- 
talion." At a later date Nathaniel Mitchell, a nephew, 


was his adjutant, who still later was elected a Gov- 
ernor of Delaware, 1800-1808. In May a lot of ammuni- 
tion and other munitions of war belonging to Maryland 
arrived in Indian River and were taken in charge by 
Dagworthy and by orders he soon sent it to Chestertown, 
Maryland, by land under an armed guard." 

In 1777, Thomas McKean, a member of Congress, 
wrote ''We (Congress) made a promotion in the militia 
by making Dagworthy Brigadier in the Continental 
Army. ' ' And thus by an Act of Congress it was hence- 
forth Brigadier-General John Dagworthy of the Con- 
tinental Army. 

Maryland had "between forty and fifty parishes in the 
colony, and the clergy of the established church were well 
provided for by law; a tax of thirty pounds of tobacco 
per head was levied on all titheables of the parish for 
their support. They were presented to their livings by 
the Governor." 

(Maryland Archives, Vol. XIV, folio 396, June 10, 
1767.) Rev. Mr. Hughes, the Episcopal minister of Wor- 
cester parish, who was brought into Maryland by Gov- 
ernor Horatio Sharpe as the representative of the Estab- 
lished Church, refers, in a letter to the governor, to the 
house which he was forced to occupy, "which was about 
large enough to fit into his Excellency's drawing-room," 
and complains of his treatment by the local residents. 
He also states that Colonel John Dagworthy had received 
him "with marked affability and kindness and that he 
looked forward with pleasant anticipations of his com- 
panionship. ' ' 

Colonel Dagworthy married, October 20, 1774, at Christ 
Church, Martha Cadwallader, a sister to General John 
Cadwallader, of the Revolution. He erected a spacious 
one-story house on his lands in Sussex County, Delaware, 
in Dagsborough Hundred, so named for him, and here 
lived the life of a country gentleman surrounded by his 
retinue of slaves, and honored and respected by the 
people of the country as "a bold patriot, an earnest and 
honest citizen, solicitous for the best interests of his 
state and the community in which he lived, and where 
he largely developed the varied interests of the county. ' ' 

He was a member of the Church of England, the then 


leading denomination in that part of the State and did 
much to foster, encourage and maintain the Church in that 
section. He enlarged Prince George's Chapel, under the 
Chancel of which he lies buried. He entertained lavishly 
and during the ten years of his residence on ''Dag- 
worthy's Conquest" occupied a large place in the af- 
fairs of his County and State. His will, dated June 18, 
1781, with a codicil dated July 28, 1782, was proven May 
24, 1784. His wife Martha survived him but he left no 
issue. His will mentions his sisters Elizabeth Clayton, 
Sarah De Hart, and Mary Dagworthy and his nephews 
James Mitchell, William Clayton Mitchell, Nathaniel 
Mitchell and George Mitchell, and his niece Abigail Bell. 
His large residuary estate was bequeathed to a girl he 
had adopted, Elizabeth Dagworthy Aydelott, who had 
been educated under the care of his estimable sister Mary 
Dagworthy of Trenton. She married William Hill Wells, 
a descendant of Dr. Richard Hill, born in Pennsylvania 
1760, died at Millsboro, Delaware, March 11, 1829. He 
was a prominent merchant and lawyer in Delaware and 
was a member of the United States Senate from Febru- 
ary 4, 1799, to March 6, 1804, and from June 10, 1813, to 
March 3, 1817. 

A movement was started by the Delaware Historical 
Society in November, 1903, to erect a monument to the 
memory of General Dagworthy, which resulted in the 
passage of an act by the Delaware Legislature appropri- 
ating funds for this purpose. On Memorial Day, 1908, 
the monument was dedicated with elaborate ceremonies 
in Prince George's churchyard near Dagsboro, Sussex 
County, where General Dagworthy was buried. 

The monument is inscribed as follows : 

General John Dagworthy 


A Gallant Soldier of Three Wars 

J Ever Faithful to Church and State 

Erected by the State of Delaware 


The opening address was made by Governor Preston 
Lea, followed by the reading of the Memoir of General 


Dagworthy written by the Hon. George W. Marshall, to 
whom we are indebted for much of the information con- 
tained herein. 


''The Commission has asked me to preside on this in- 
teresting occasion. In assuming the duties of such pre- 
siding officer, permit me to assure you that I appreciate 
this honor, and count it a privilege to participate in this 
important event — important in that it is a recognition of 
a prevalent movement, especially within the thirteen 
original colonies, to erect appropriate monuments in 
memory of brave and valorous men and important events 
in the early history of our nation. 

As in all countries and in all ages, the admiration of 
the people for their great statesmen, naval and military 
heroes has sought expression in monuments built in their 
honor, so are we met here to-day for the purpose of un- 
veiling this monument dedicated to the memory of a dis- 
tinguished citizen and trusted officer of our State, and 
pay our respects to the fame of a brave military leader 
of the Colonial days and a gallant defender of our nation 
in the Revolutionary War, Brig.-Gen. John Dagworthy. 

His life, his work, his character, his public services 
and private virtues will be presented to you by dis- 
tinguished speakers present whom I shall not attempt to 

To the members of the Commission, I desire to tender 
hearty congratulations upon the successful completion of 
the labors imposed upon them. 

It is my agreeable duty to extend to this assembly of 
people of my own and sister States a most cordial wel- 
come. ' ' 

The monument was unveiled by Miss Sophie Waples, 
of Wilmington, after which it was presented to the State 
by Chief-Justice Charles B. Lore in an appropriate ad- 
dress and accepted by Governor Lea in the following 
words : — 

In formally accepting, on the part of the State, this 
handsome monument erected in honor of Brig.-Gen. John 
Dagworthy and so graciously presented by our learned 
chief -justice on behalf of the Commission, I desire to say 


that this recognition, in permanent form, of a brave and 
valorous career, meets the approval of the people of this 

You have heard much of the times and of the life 
and labors of him whom we this day honor, and in honor- 
ing his memory, reflect credit upon the State. 

The life and accomplishments of Brig.-Gen. Dagworthy 
and his associates in the Colonial and Revolutionary 
times admonishes their living descendants to emulate 
their virtues, to imitate their valor, to accept their lofty 
ideals of freedom and right, to stand brave and intrepid 
defenders of our matchless inheritance — a great and 
mighty nation. 

The struggle of to-day is not on the field of battle, but 
within the quiet routine of civil life. 

Our enemy is not without, but within and of our own 

We must wage relentless warfare against the foes 
within, which attempt to undermine by fair words and 
plausible arguments the right of our people to honest and 
economic government and efficiency in public officials. 

Let us take to heart the lesson deducible from the life 
of our distinguished dead that to enlarge and conserve 
the best in our State government we must be eternally 

Let each one feel himself constituted a sentinel on the 
outpost of duty, ever watchful and ready to warn against 
the stealthy approach of the common enemy and bravely 
denounce the contemplated attack upon the citadel of 
civic righteousness. 

On behalf of the State, your honor, I accept this fitting 
tribute to a most worthy son. 

Brief addresses were made by a number of other 
prominent persons, after which the exercises closed with 
benediction by Rev. Mr. Wells. 

A verbatim report of the ceremonies was made by the 
Wilmington papers, of which the above is an extract. 

(35) CAPTAIN ELY DAGWORTHY, second son of 
John and Sarah (Ely) Dagworthy, also enlisted in the 
Provincial army and was in many of the campaigns 
against the French and Indians on the frontier, in some 


of which he was associated with his brother, Colonel John 

He was commissioned a Lieutenant November 15, 1755, 
in the 44th Regiment of his Majesty's forces in America 
and continued with that regiment until October, 1773, 
having long since been promoted to a Captaincy. He was 
wounded at Ticonderoga in 1758 while serving under 
General Abercrombie. He obtained a commission in the 
48th Regiment, October, 1773, and went with that regi- 
ment to the West Indies, returning to England December 
4, 1775. He probably declined to bear arms against his 
countrymen and returned to New Jersey to espouse the 
cause of the Colonies as his will, dated February 27, 1776, 
and proved March 6, 1776, names him as '' Captain Ely 
Dagworthy, of Trenton in the County of Hunterdon." 

His will devises practically his whole estate to his 
sister Sarah DeHart. His regimental suit is still in the 
possession of Louisa Randolph, wife of George W. Mayo, 
of Virginia, great-granddaughter of Louise E. F. 
DeHart, a daughter of John and Sarah (Dag- 
worthy) DeHart, who married John W. Patterson. 
This suit was on exhibition at the late Exposition at At- 
lanta, Georgia, being loaned by Mrs. Mayo for that pur- 
pose. His sister Sarah DeHart, her husband John De- 
Hart and his brother Colonel John, Dagworthy were 
named as executors. His will is as follows : — 

Will of Ely Dagworthy. 

This is the last Will & Testament of me, Captain Ely 
Dagworthy of Trenton, in the County of Hunterdon. 

First. I will and order that all my just Debts & Fu- 
nerall expenses be first paid by my Ex'rs herein after 
named. And as to my Estate I give and dispose thereof 
in manner following, that is to say, I give and devise 
imto my Sister Sarah DeHart all my Estate to her and 
her Heirs, and my Will is and I do hereby order that 
my said Sister do pay annually unto my dearly beloved 
Wife Louisa Jane Dagworthy my beloved Mother Sarah 
Dagworthy & my Sister Mary Dagworthy the sum of 
five per cent, per annum upon all such sums of money as 
may come to her Hands one equall Half part of the said 
Money to be paid to my wife anually during her naturall 


life, the residue to be equally divided between my Mother 
and Sister Mary Dagworthy to be paid to them annually 
during their Naturall lives and if my Mother should die 
before my Sister Mary, I order that the Sum above 
order 'd to be paid to her be paid to my Sister Mary, and 
if my Sister Mary should die before my Mother I order 
that the sum above directed to be paid to her be paid 
to my Mother. Item. I give and devise to my Sister 
DeHart my Gold Watch with one of my Gold Seals. My 
other Gold Seal I give and devise to my Sister Mary Dag- 
worthy. Item. I give and devise to John DeHart, Jun'r, 
Son of my Sister Sarah DeHart all my wearing apparell. 
Item. I give unto my Brother Coll. John Dagworthy my 
Fusee Pistols and Couteau de Chasse which I beg he will 
accept as an acknowledgment of my gratefull remem- 
brance of his generous & Brotherly Affection manifested 
to me from my Youth. I give unto my niece Sarah De- 
Hart my Gold Ring set with an Amethist and do hereby 
constitute my Brother Coll. John Dagworthy my Brother 
in Law John DeHart Esq'r & my Sister Sarah DeHart 
Executors of this my last Will & Testament. As Witness 
my Hand & Seal this Twenty seventh Day of February 
Anno Dom. 1776. 

Signed Sealed & Published 
by the said Ely Dagworthy 
as his last Will and Testa- 
ment in the Presence of us 

who have hereto signed our Ely Dagworthy. (Seal.) 
names as Witnesses in his 

Presence and in the pres- ' 

ence of each other. 

Wm. Cleayton", 
Isaac Allen. 

I Ely Dagworthy having on the Twenty-seventh of 
Feb'y made my Last Will and Testament add this as a 
Codicil to it. Item. I Give and devise to my Wife all 
the Household Furniture I shall die posses 'd of. Sign'd 
this 28th of Feb'y 1776. Ely Dagworthy. 


Maey Dagworthy. 
John Mott. 


Mary Dagworthy one of the Witnesses to the above 
Codicil being Duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of 
Almighty Did Depose & Say that She Saw Ely Dag- 
worthy the Testator therein Named Sign & Seal the same 
& heard him Publish Pronounce & Declare the above 
Writeing to be a Codicil to his Last Will & Testament & 
that at the Doing thereof the said Testator was of Sound 
& Dissposeing Mind & Memory as far as She Knows & 
She Verily believes & that John Mott the other Subscrib- 
ing Witness was Present at the Same time & Signed his 
Name as a Witness to the Said Codicil together with 
this Deponent in the Presence of the Said Testator. 

Sworn this 6th day of March 
1776 before me 

MiCAjAH How Surrogate. 

Isaac Allen, one of the Witnesses to the within Will 
being Duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty 
Did Depose & Say that he Saw Ely Dagworthy the Tes- 
tator therein Named Sign & Seal the Same & Heard him 
Publish Pronounce & Declare the within Writeing to be 
his Last Will & Testament and that at the Doing thereof 
the said Testator was of Sound & Dissposeing Mind and 
Memory as far as this Deponent Knows & as he Verily 
believes & That William Cleayton the other Subscribeing 
Witness was Present at the Same time & Signed his 
Name as a Witness to the Said Will together with 
this Deponent in the Presence of the Said Testator. 

Sworn this 6th day of March ] 
1776 before me > Isaac Allen. • 

MiCAjAH How Surrogate. 


John DeHart one of the Ex'rs in the within Testament 
Named being Duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of 
Almighty God Did Depose & Say that the within Instru- 
ment Contains the true Last Will & Testament of Ely 
Dagworthy the Testator therein Named So far as he 
Knows & as he Verily believes that he will Well & truly 
Perform the Same by Paying first the Debt of the Said 
Dec'd & then the Legacies in the said Testament Spece- 
fied So far as the Goods Chatties & Credits of the said 
Dec'd Can thereunto Extend & that he will make & Ex- 


hibit into the Prerogative Office at Burlington a true & 
Perfect Inventory of all & Singular the Goods Chatties 
& Credits of the Said Dec'd that have or shall Come to 
his Knowledge or Possession or to the Knowledge or 
Possession of any other Person or Persons for his Use 
& Render a Just & true account when thereunto Lawfully 

Sworn this 6th day of March ] 
1776 before me V John DeHaet. 

MiCAJAH How Surrogate. ) 

Hunterdon Co. Files of Original Wills, 1772-1776. 

Recorded in Libr. 17, folio 325. 

Office of Sec'ry of State, Trenton, New Jersey. 

An Inventory and appraisment of the Goods & Chatties 
of Captain Ely Dagworthy Deceased Taken & ap- 
praised the sixth day of March An Dom 1776 
Wearing Apparrell. 

14 Shirts £14 

13 Do 4 10 

20 Stocks 1 

7 Coats 8 

1 Great Coat 1 

5 Jackets 1 17 6 

6 Do 8 

4 linnen Do 1 

8 Pair Breeches 4 

4 Pair Drawers 6 

3 Hats 2 10 

IPair Boots 7 6 

3 Pair Sho 's and 1 p 'r Mockersons 15 

1 Pair Spurs 5 

6 Pairs silk Stockings 2 

7 Pair Thread Do 1 5 

14 pair Do 2 3 

4 p'r Gloves 10 

Shoe knee «& Stock Buckle 2 10 

1 Gold Watch & Seal 25 

1 Seal 15 

1 Ring 5 

4p'r Soles 8 


Camera obscura 5 

1 Seal 2 6 

1 p 'r of Pistols Cutteau & furniture 8 

4 Rasors Strop &c 12 

Household furniture 

1 p 'r plated Candle sticks 2 10 

7 Table Spoons 5 

7 Tea Spoons & tongs 1 

1 Coffee pot 5 

6 Coffee Cups 6 Wine glasses Salts & 

Tumblers 10 

1 p'r Tongs & Shovel 12 

1 Looking glass 7 6 

Bed Beding & furniture 10 

Table Linnen 2 10 

5 Chests 1 10 

1 Table 6 

1 Iron Barr 1 6 

2 Camp Cups & fork 1 

£109 15 9 
Isaac Allen, 
MiCAjAH How, 
Sworn to March 6th, 1776. 

(36) ELIZABETH DAGWORTHY, daughter of Hon. 
John Dagworthy by his wife Sarah Ely, married William 
Clayton. We know practically nothing of her except the 
mention in the wills of her father, and her brother Briga- 
dier-General Dagworthy. Her son John Clayton was de- 
vised a gold-headed cane by his grandfather John Dag- 

(37) SARAH DAGWORTHY, daughter of John and 
Sarah (Ely) Dagworthy, married John DeHart of the 
prominent New Jersey family of that name. She and 
her husband were named as executors with Colonel Dag- 
worthy, of the will of her brother Captain Ely Dag- 
worthy in 1776, and her son John DeHart, Junr., is also 
mentioned in the Captain's will. Her daughter Sarah 
DeHart is devised a gold ring set with an amethyst, 


by her uncle Captain Ely Dagworthy. The only children 
of whom we have record were : — 

143. John DeHart, Jr., mentioned in will of Captain Ely 


144. Louise E. F. DeHart, who married John W. Patter- 

son. (See Fifth Generation.) 

145. Sarah DeHart, mentioned in will of Captain Ely 


(38) MARY DAGWORTHY was probably the young- 
est daughter of John and Sarah (Ely) Dagworthy. She 
was born in the year 1748, and died April 14, 1814. By 
her father's will she was devised "a small Silver Cup" 
and provision was made for her education, which seems 
to have been ample as she was an accomplished woman ; 
so much so that her brother entrusted her with the edu- 
cation of his ward, Elizabeth Dagworthy Aydelott, on 
whom he lavished all that his ample wealth could buy. 
During the Revolution Mary Dagworthy was the leader 
in the Women's Auxiliary Organization, for the Relief 
of the Continental Troops, and was very active in caring 
for the sick and wounded patriots, and in furnishing 
needed delicacies to those who suffered from the hard 
and uncertain fare in the ranks. She married, in 1785, 
Abraham Hunt, Esquire, a rich merchant of Trenton, the 
postmaster of the town, at whose house Colonel Rahl, 
the commander of the Hessians, was being entertained on 
Christmas night, 1776, when Gen. Washington crossed 
from Pennsylvania and attacked and defeated the Hes- 
sian command at Trenton. 

In an account of the reception given by the people of 
Trenton to Washington in 1789, of which Mary (Dag- 
worthy) Hunt was one of the matrons in charge, it is 
said of her ''She was one of the most zealous of all the 
patriotic ladies of the town. She was at the head of 
every organization to make supplies for the wounded in 
the hospitals and her efforts never flagged during all the 
years of the war." 

Abraham Hunt was a son of Wilson and Susanna 
(Price) Hunt, grandson of John and Margaret Hunt, 
and greatgrandson of Edward Hunt, who came to Hunt- 
erdon County from Newtown, Long Island, by his wife 


Elizabeth Hazard. Edward Hunt, born at Newtown in 
1684, was a son of Edward Hunt, by his wife Sarah Betts, 
daughter of Captain Eichard Betts, one of the most 
prominent men of the English Colony on Long Island, 
and the ancestor of the family of Betts that were later 
of Bucks County. Ralph Hunt and the father of Edward 
Sr. came to Long Island in 1652, with Captain Betts, and 
was one of the forty-seven patentees of Newtown in 1677. 

''Abraham Hunt was," says General W. S. Stryker, in 
his History of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, "the 
rich merchant of Trenton and its Postmaster. He was 
called a non-committal man. Patriots, it is said, feared 
that he was not altogether true to their cause, for they 
knew that their country's enemies ofttimes partook of 
his bounty. He has frequently been spoken of in history 
as a Tory, but it was never asserted that he took any ac- 
tive part against his country. On the contrary, at this 
very time he held the commission of lieutenant-colonel 
of Colonel Isaac Sweet's First Regiment Hunterdon 
County Militia, and the State records do not show any 
stain upon his honor as an officer and a soldier. It never 
has been stated that he ever claimed protection from 
the British. His property does not appear to have been 
confiscated, which would have been done if he had been 
a Tory, and he certainly was in the full enjoyment of it 
until the date of his death, long after the close of the war. 

He also retained his office as Postmaster under the 
National Government for many years. His home was a 
place of good cheer for every guest and in after-years 
he married that most patriotic lady. Miss Mary Dag- 
worthy, who was so busy during the war in aiding the 
sick and wounded soldiers of the American Army, and 
who strewed flowers in Washington's pathway at the 
Assunpink bridge as he journeyed toward New York to 

assume the duties of President of the United States. 

* * # 

Referring to the evening prior to Washington's at- 
tack, the author states: — Col. Rahl did not return to his 
own quarters and his unfinished game with Friend Stacy 
Potts but dropped in, flushed with his fancied success, 
on a more convivial party, whiling away the hours of 
Christmas night in Abraham Hunt 's parlor. The supper 


party at Abraham Hunt's home, no matter what the 
host's sentiments, had an important effect upon ensuing 
events. Can it have been after all that he was not averse 
to seeing the Hessian commander utterly unable to per- 
form his military duties? Certain it is that he was a 
most active though perhaps unconscious agent in bring- 
ing disaster and defeat to the British arms. Tradition 
says that the merriment continued all the night and when 
it was nearly dawn poor Rahl was still busy with his 
cards and wine. 

During the night a Tory farmer rapped at the door in 
great haste and asked for the Hessian Colonel. The 
negro waiter was unwilling to have the jolly party dis- 
turbed, even at that hour, and he refused to admit him. 
He hurriedly wrote a few lines giving Col. Rahl the move- 
ments of Washington's Army. The farmer sent it in by 
the servant and Rahl, who was in no condition to read it, 
carelessly thrust it into his pocket, little knowing that his 
life would pay the penalty of this apparently trivial act. 

Mr. Hunt died at his residence on the present site of the 
Masonic Temple, October 21, 1821. Mary Dagworthy was 
his second wife ; his first wife and the mother of his chil- 
dren was Theodocia Pearson, who died March 4, 1784. 
The Wilson Hunt family prominent for several genera- 
tions in St. Louis are their descendants. 

(39) MARGARET DAGWORTHY, daughter of John 
and Sarah (Ely) Dagworthy, married James Mitchell. 
She was probably his eldest daughter, deceased be- 
fore him, as he leaves no legacy to her, but to her chil- 
dren, it however was to be paid to them by their father. 
She and her children are also mentioned in the will of 
her brother Colonel Dagworthy, who leaves considerable 
estate to her sons, of whom, with the exception of Gov- 
ernor Nathaniel Mitchell, we have no further record, 
though we know that at least some of them resided in 
Delaware and left descendants who later resided in 

Children of James and Margaret (Dagworthy) Mitch- 

146. James Mitchell. 

147. William Clayton Mitchell. 


148. Nathaniel Mitchell, born 1753; died February 21, 

1814 ; Governor of Delaware 1805-7. See forward. 

149. George Mitchell. 

150. A daughter mentioned in the will of John Dag- 

worth, Sr. 

(40) JOSEPH ELY, eldest son of George and Mary 
(Prout) Ely, received from his father a portion of the 
Praulsville plantation, and lived thereon until his death 
in 1773, unmarried, at the age of thirty-two years. 

(41) JOHN ELY, second son of George and Mary 
(Prout) Ely, born September 30, 1743, married about 
1777, his step-sister Sarah (Coryell) Atkinson, daughter 
of Emanuel and Sarah (Tunison) Coryell, the latter 
being at the time the second wife of his father. Sarah 
Coryell had married first Philip Atkinson of Solebury, 
Bucks County, and Amwell, New Jersey. She was born 
September 16, 1743, and died September 22, 1821. 

John Ely resided in Amwell Township near Lambert- 
ville and had charge of his father's interest in the Coryell 
property, purchased at Sheriff's sale in 1765. It con- 
sisted of 398 acres including the site of the New Jersey 
end of the Ferry known as Coryell's Ferry, between the 
present towns of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and Lambert- 
ville. New Jersey, occupying a large part of the lower 
half of the present city of Lambertville. It would seem 
that the purchase by George Ely at Sheriff's sale on Oc- 
tober 30, 1765, was by agreement with his stepson Cap- 
tain George Coryell, to whom he conveyed an interest 
therein on April 8, 1767; but before the surveys were 
made, by which the tract was to be divided between them, 
George Ely became mentally incapacitated and his son 
John Ely secured an Act of Assembly authorizing him 
to make the division and convey to Captain Coryell his 
part of the tract, which he did on October 9, 1782. 

John Ely died October 27, 1823. 

Children of John and Sarah (Coryell) Ely: — 

151. John Ely, born October 22, 1778 ; died September 3, 

1830; married in 1808, Mary Starkey. 

152. Cornelius Ely, born April 30, 1781; died in New 

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(42) COLONEL GEORGE ELY, third son of George 
and Mary (Prout) Ely, was born in 1745, probably in 
Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, as 
when his father joined in the deed conveying his father's 
Trenton estate, in 1741, his residence is given as Sole- 
bury, where he seems to have resided until 1761, when he 
purchased the Praulsville plantation. 

George Ely married, April 27, 1768, Susanna Farley, 
born in Amwell in 1746, daughter of Caleb Farley, a large 
land owner in that township. From the time of his mar- 
riage until the outbreak of the Revolution, George Ely 
followed the vocation of a farmer in Amwell Township, 
Hunterdon County, New Jersey. 

On the organization of the militia of Hunterdon 
County for the defense of the rights of the Colonies, 
George Ely at once took an active part in the organiza- 
tion and equipment and was commissioned Captain of the 
Second Regiment and served throughout the war, being 
promoted to the office of Lieutenant-Colonel of the 3rd 
Regiment, June 21, 1781, and soon after as Colonel of 
the same regiment. 

Soon after the close of the Revolution he removed to 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and took up 
large tracts of land near Shamokin, where he died in 
1820. During the latter part of his life he was the pro- 
prietor of a tavern, a favorite occupation with old sol- 
diers incapacitated from active work by privations of 
military campaigns, and in that day only men of the 
highest standing were entrusted with a license. 

The will of Colonel George Ely is dated June 5, 1820, 
and was probated on July 31 of the same year, his death 
occurring on July 21, 1820. His wife Susanna survived 
him over a year, dying November 30, 1821. 

Children of Col. George and Susanna (Farley) Ely: — 

153. Catharine Ely, born 1769; married William Ritten- 

house and had children Esther, Susanna, George 
and Elijah. She died before her father. 

154. John Ely was a soldier in the Indian Wars that suc- 

ceeded the Revolution, serving under General 
Wayne and died unmarried at Fort Wayne, Indi- 
ana, in 1800. 


155. Joseph Ely, born January 6, 1772 ; died September 

20, 1846; married Martha Williams, who died 
February 11, 1853. 

156. George Ely, born in 1776 ; died in 1834, in Columbia 

County, Pennsylvania ; married Joanna Campbell 
and had ten children. 

157. Caleb Ely, born 1778; died in Columbia County, 

Pennsylvania, 1854; married Jane Campbell and 
had twelve children. 

158. Hester Ely, born about 1777; married John Bird 

and had a son Charles living at Mt. Gilead, Ohio, 
a few years since. 

159. Samuel Ely, died about 1834, leaving at least four 

sons, Asher, Jacob, Isaac and William. 

160. Nancy Ely, married Israel Thurston and died in 

Clarke County, Ohio. 

161. Asher Ely, born November 26, 1788 died November 

1, 1849; married. May 6, 1811, Catharine Camp- 
bell, and had twelve children. 

(43) ELY ANDERSON, eldest son of Eliakim and 
Rebecca (Ely) Anderson, born June 17, 1745; married 
Achsah Van Dycke. He was named as one of the execu- 
tors of his father's will in 1781, but soon after the death 
of his parents removed to Kentucky, and later located in 
Indiana. We have no record of his descendants. 

(44) REBECCA ANDERSON, married Rob- 
erts ; no record of descendants. 

(45) CATHARINE ANDERSON, born September 22, 
1742; married John Huston and they settled near 
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. No record of descendants. 

(46) GEORGE ANDERSON, second son of Eliakim 
(Ely) Anderson, born March 26, 1757, raised a Company 
of Volunteers in Burlington County and was commis- 
sioned its Captain and served in the Revolutionary War. 
At the close of the War he was commissioned Justice of 
Burlington County and served from 1784 to his death, 
November 8, 1839, as Judge of the Common Pleas Court. 
He was also a member of the State Legislature and was 


prominent in the affairs of the county for over half a 
century. He married Sarah Skirm. 

Children of George and Sarah (Skirm) Anderson: — 

162. James Anderson, married Theresa Allen and had 

eleven children. 

163. Eleanor Anderson, married William Allen of Con- 


164. Matilda Anderson, married Hugh Capner of Flem- 

ington, New Jersey. 

165. Sarah Anderson, married Thomas Exton of Tren- 


166. Aaron Anderson, married Mary Evans. 

167. Mary Anderson, married Samuel Evans. 

168. Nathan Anderson, married Abigail Childs. 

169. Ann Anderson, married Elijah Hutchinson, 

(47) SARAH ANDERSON, youngest daughter of 
Eliakim and Rebecca (Ely) Anderson, born October 18, 
1752 ; married, December 26, 1769, her cousin Josiah An- 
derson, son of Jeremiah Anderson, a brother of Eliakim. 
He was a farmer in Nottingham Township, Burlington 
County, New Jersey, having inherited from his father 
a farm of 100 acres in that township. His will is dated 
August 7, 1803, and was proved April 12, 1805. He died, 
however, November, 1804, the inventory of his estate 
being made on December 1, 1804. His wife Sarah sur- 
vived him nearly thirty years, dying February 20, 1834. 

Children of Josiah and Sarah Anderson : — 

170. George Anderson. No further record. 

171. Joseph Anderson, married Sarah Norton. See for- 


172. Elizabeth Anderson, married Joseph Skirm. No 

further record. 

173. Joshua Anderson. No further record. 

174. Achsah Anderson. No further record. 

175. Samuel Anderson. No further record. 

176. Catharine Anderson, married, first, Wyn- 

koop; second, Henry Tucker, by whom she had a 
son Aaron, who married and had four children, 
George, Lewis, William and Ellen Eliza. 

177. Dagworthy Anderson. No further record. 

178. Rebecca Anderson. No further record. 


(49) JOHN ELY, eldest son of John and Phebe (Alli- 
son) Ely, born March 3, 1732, like two or three others of 
the family married into the Hutchinson family. Little 
is known of him except that he had an only son: — 

179. John Ely, born in New Jersey, 1777 ; died at Rome, 

New York, 1842 ; married Beulah Gould. 

(50) RICHARD ELY, second son of John and Phebe 
(Allison) Ely, born April 29, 1733, married, February 4, 
1762, Jemima Lee, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Lee. 
He lived on a portion of his father's plantation in Upper 
Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, until 1782, 
when he purchased of Richard Kirnan a large farm in 
Windsor Township, now Mercer County. His will, dated 
August 18, 1791, was proved in Monmouth County. He, 
his wife, her mother, Sarah Lee, who resided with them, 
and two of the children of Richard and Jemima, all died 
of dysentery in 1791. His Windsor land was devised to 
his son Samuel of Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, 
who conveyed it to his uncle George in 1794. 

Children of Richard and Jemima (Lee) Ely: — 

180. Sarah Ely, born February 13, 1763 ; married Robert 


181. John Ely, born December 2, 1764; married, 1777 

or 1778, Nancy Davis. 

182. Mary Ely, born November 10, 1767; died January 

28, 1850; married John Norton, born March 26, 
1761; died March 27, 1830. 

183. Samuel Ely, born July 25, 1771; married Nancy 

Mount ; had ten children. 

184. Isaac Ely, born April 15, 1773 ; died unmarried. 

185. Phebe Ely, born November 5, 1774; married Daniel 


186. Jemima Ely, born May 12, 1777 ; died unmarried. 

187. Joseph Ely, born October 17, 1782 died May 5, 1854; 

married, first, Grace Holman; second, Sarah Per- 

188. Aaron Ely, born November 18, 1786 ; married Phebe 


(53) WILLIAM ELY, third son of John and Phebe 
(Allison) Ely, born June 10, 1738; married, March 17, 


1767, Mary Hutchinson ; both lie buried in the old Milf ord 
Burying Ground. She died April 21, 1803, in her sixty- 
sixth year, and William, on July 80, 1807, aged sixty- 
nine years, one month and twenty days. Only record of 
descendants we have is as follows : — 

Children of William and Mary (Hutchinson) Ely, as 
mentioned in his will — Sons, John, Isaac, William, Joseph 
and Richard ; daughters, Phebe, Elizabeth and Mary, wife 
of John Perrine : — 

189. Joseph Ely, settled ''near Franklin on the Big 

Miami, Ohio." 

190. Richard Ely, settled in Genesee Valley, New York. 

(54) JOSHUA ELY, sixth child and fourth son of 
John and Phebe (Allison) Ely, born June 2, 1740; mar- 
ried, October 11, 1770, Ann Chamberlain, born February 
21, 1743, daughter of John Chamberlain, a Colonial Jus- 
tice of the Peace. They lived in Windsor Township, Mid- 
dlesex (now Mercer) County, New Jersey, where Joshua 
inherited a part of his father's lands and purchased 100 
acres additional in 1798. He died August 21, 1803, and 
was buried in the old Ely burying ground in East Wind- 
sor ; his wife survived him some years. 

Children of Joshua and Ann (Chamberlain) Ely: — 

191. Lydia Ely, born December 24, 1771; died July 20, 


192. A son, born February 8, 1774; died same day. 

193. Joshua Ely, bom July 25, 1775; died November 6, 


194. John J. Ely, born April 7, 1778 ; died January 11, 

1852 ; married, November 26, 1800, Achsah Mount ; 
twice sheriff of Middlesex County and member of 

195. Rebecca Ely, born January 6, 1781 ; died November 

7, 1854 ; married Mathew Rue. 

196. Joseph Ely, born March 23, 1783; died March 8, 

1814; married Ann Story. 

197. Phebe Ely, born January 3, 1785; married, first, 

Samuel Rue; second, John McKnight. 

(56) ALLISON ELY, eighth child of John and Phoebe 
(Allison) Ely, born July 23, 1744, lived on a part of the 


large tract of land taken up by his father, who conveyed 
to him two tracts in Upper Freehold Township, Mon- 
mouth County, New Jersey. He was a lifelong farmer. 
He died May 21, 1834, and was buried in the old Ely 
burjdng ground. He was twice married, first, on Novem- 
ber 9, 1771, to Hannah Hammel,* or Mercy Hammel, who 
was the mother of his two eldest children, Phoebe and 
Allison. She died July 26, 1783. He married, second, 
Achsah Pancoast, who died in 1802. He married, third, 
Abigail Edwards, who was the mother of his two young- 
est children. 

Children of Allison and Hannah (Hammel) Ely: — 

198. Phoebe Ely, born 1772, became the second wife of 

Peter Forman, and died without issue. 

199. Hon. Allison Ely, born 1774 ; died 1840 ; unmarried : 

was many years a member of Assembly from 
Monmouth County. 

Children of Allison and Achsah (Pancoast) Ely: — 

200. Sarah Ely, born June 4, 1785; died February 4, 

1862 ; married Major John Perrine, and had eight 
children. See forward. 

201. Joshua Ely, born 1787; married Ann Maria Garri- 

son, and had four children. See forward. 

202. Deborah Ely, born 1791; married Lewis Perrine, 

brother of the Major, but died without issue. 

203. Elizabeth Ely, bom 1791 ; married David Baird Dey, 

and died in 1828, leaving six children. See for- 

204. Achsah Ely, born 1797 ; married James Dey, brother 

of David B., and had one daughter, Achsah, who 
married Thomas Perrine of Jerseyville, Illinois, 
and died without issue. 

205. Nancy Ely, born 1796; married Jonathan Hutchin- 

son of Windsor, Mercer County, New Jersey, but 
died without issue. 

*John Dey, a grandson of Allison Ely by his second wife, in 1877, pub- 
lished in the Hightstown Gazette, an account of Allison Ely and his de- 
scendants from which most of the above information is derived. He gives 
the name of Allison 's first wife as ' ' Mercy, ' ' and other family accounts 
give her the same name, but a license was issued Nov. 9, 1771, to Allison 
Ely and Hannah Hammel. See New Jersey Licenses. 


Children of Allison and Abigail (Edwards) Ely: — 

206. Abigail Ely, born 1806; married Amos Hutchinson, 

and had eight children. Was the only one of the 
ten children of Allison Ely living in 1877. 

207. Mercy Ely, born 1808 ; married Joel Cook, and had 

two children, Allison Ely Cook and Mercy Ann, 
wife of John Cubberly. 

(57) PHEBE ELY, youngest daughter of John and 
Phebe (Allison) Ely, born April 19, 1749, died Jime 3, 
1817 ; married May 2, 1776, John Baird, born October 27, 
1750; died October 26, 1834; son of David and Sarah 
(Compton) Baird, and brother to Captain David Baird, 
who married his cousin Rebecca Ely, daughter of William 
and Jemima of Trenton. Phebe had no children. John 
Baird married, second, July 1, 1818, Elizabeth Edwards 
and had issue. 

(59) ISAAC ELY, eleventh child of John and Phebe 
(Allison) Ely, born March 23, 1753, married, first, Theo- 
docia, or Ursula, Coombs, and had one daughter, 

208. Rebecca Ely. 

He married, second, Sarah Johnson and had issue : — 

209. Isaac Ely, who died in Indiana. 

210. Joshua Ely, died in the Genesee Valley, New York. 

211. Richard Ely, died at Jersej^ille, Illinois. 

212. John Ely, born March 21, 1792 ; married, first, Mary 

Perrine; second, Hannah Clayton; third, Eliza- 
beth Baird. 

213. Rhoda Ely, married J. Hutchinson. 

214. Allison Ely, of Davton, Ohio. 

215. William Ely, of New York City. 

216. George Ely, of Jerseyville, Illinois. 

217. Joseph Ely, died young. 

It was by that Isaac Ely who by will dated May 21, 
1821, devised the land for a burial ground that was later 
incorporated as East Windsor Cemetery. 

(60) GEORGE ELY, youngest son of John and Phebe 
(Allison) Ely, born July 26, 1756, sometimes referred to 
as "Col. George Ely," died at "Burnt House Tavern," 
Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in 1818. He married, 


first, Phebe Coombs, daughter of John and Rebecca 
Coombs of Upper Freehold, and, second, Elizabeth 
Mount, daughter of and Rebecca Mount, men- 
tioned in the latter 's will dated October 10, 1796. It has 
been incorrectly stated that his first wife's name was 
Rebecca Coombs, but this is a mistake as John Coombs 
in his will dated 6mo. 3, 1797, mentions his son-in-law, 
George Ely, and among his living daughters Rebecca 

Issue of George and Phebe (Coombs) Ely: — 

218. John Ely, married Rebecca Chamberlain, and was 

the father of William Ely, of Bordentown, N. J. ; 
Mary Hulse, of Clarksburg, N. J., and George 
Ely, of Bordentown, N. J. 

219. George Ely, born September, 1781, married Mary 

Mount, and in 1804 removed to Clermont County, 
Ohio, and was the founder of the city of Batavia. 
Issue of George and Elizabeth (Mount) Ely: — 

220. Ezekiel Ely, died a bachelor. 

221. William Ely, married Catharine Smarthouse; was 

for some years a physician in New York; left no 
issue. His residence at the corner of Broome 
and Thompson Streets, descended to his brother 
James 's children, and remained in the Ely family 
until 1902, when it was taken by the City of New 
York to extend Watt Street. 

222. Jesse Ely, died in childhood. 

223. James Ely, married Marie Hofmire, daughter of 

Gen. Peter Hofmire, of Monmouth Co., N. J., by 
his wife, Alice Murray, daughter of William Mur- 
ray, a Revolutionary soldier, killed by the Tories. 
Peter Hofmire was an Adjutant-General in the 
War of 1812, and his sword and epaulets were re- 
cently in the possession of the descendants of his 
daughter Maria Ely. 

James and Marie (Hofmire) Ely, had issue: — 
James Ely, who died at the age of one year. 
Elizabeth Ely, who married Dr. Jonathan English 

McChesny, of Englis'htown, N. J. 
George Ely, married Caroline Ely Boies, of 



James Ely, married Mary Ely, daughter of John 

Ely, of Momnouth. 
Edgar Ely, married Maria Vedder, of Wisconsin, 

where he settled. 
Enherto Ely, died at the age of four years. 

224. Saxon Ely, died unmarried. 

For further account of James Ely and his descendants, 
see Fourth Generation. 

(63) GEORGE ELY, third son of William and Jemima 
(Hunt) Ely, was born in the city of Trenton, about the 
year 1756, and died there April, 1816. He was a car- 
penter by trade and bought and improved a number of 
lots, in different parts of the town and was a prosperous 
business man. He married Mary Emerson, a member of 
the Methodist Church, and he and his family united with 
that church. 

Issue of George and Mary (Emerson) Ely: — 

225. William Ely, died at Trenton, unmarried. 

226. James Ely, married Rebecca Wells, of Toms River, 

N. J., and was the father of Reverend George Ely ; 
see forward. 

227. Sarah Ely, married John Holmes. 

228. Rebecca Ely, married, first, George Creed; second, 

Henry Cortelyou, of New Brunswick ; third, John 
Stryker, of Neshannick. 

229. Elizabeth Ely, married Henry Billerjeau. 

230. Mary Ely, married John Thompson. 

231. Frances Ely, married John Gibson. 

232. Priscilla Ely, married John C. Moore. 

233. Margaret Ely, married Solomon Yard. 

(67) REBECCA ELY, daughter of William and Je- 
mima (Hunt) Ely, married, February 27, 1777, Captain 
David Baird, of the Revolution. She died prior to 1788, 
when he married, second, Lydia Gaston. He married, 
third, Mary Edwards, and had by her eleven children, in 
all nineteen. 

Issue of Captain David and Rebecca (Ely) Baird: — 

234. Rebecca Ely Baird, bom December 17, 1777. 

235. Sarah Baird, born November 1, 1780. 


236. Mary Baird, born October 15, 1782. 

237. John Baird, born March 19, 1784. 

238. Jacob Baird, born December 19, 1785. 

(70) THOMAS ELY, eldest son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Lowther) Ely, of Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsyl- 
vania, removed with his parents to Harford County, 
Maryland, and married at Deer Creek Meeting there, 
June 24, 1776, Hannah Warner, born in Wrightstown, 
Bucks County, January 1, 1758, daughter of Croasdale 
and Mary (Briggs) Warner, who with their family had 
taken a certificate from Wrightstown Meeting to Gun- 
powder Meeting in Maryland, May 1, 1770. He was a 
son of Joseph and Agnes (Croasdale) Warner and a 
grandson of John and Ann Warner of Blockley, Phila- 
delphia. Thomas and Hannah Ely and their children 
George, Elizabeth, Mary, Hugh and Ann, were granted 
a certificate by Deer Creek Meeting, July 30, 1789, to 
remove to Gunpowder Meeting in Baltimore County. 
Hannah died June 17, 1854, her husband having died 
many years previously. Will proved Harford County, 
Md., 1814. 

Issue of Thomas and Hannah (Warner) Ely: — 

239. George Ely, born January 14, 1777; married, first, 

1796, Ann Spencer, and had one son, Mahlon; 
married, second, Catharine Davis, and had is- 
sue: — See forward. 

240. Elizabeth Ely, born November 3, 1778; married 

Ezra Spencer, and had issue : — 

Hannah E. Spencer, born December 14, 1798. 

Sarah Spencer, born 1802; married, 1821, David 

Hugh Ely Spencer, born May 31, 1805; married, 

1828, Sarah Ann Way, and had nine children. 

241. Mary Ely, born December 27, 1780 ; married Thomas 

Winks, and had children, Elizabeth, Ellen, Sarah, 
Joshua R. and Amos. 

242. Hugh Ely, born September 11, 1783, died March 16, 

1816; married Phebe Crossman, and had issue, 
Hannah, born November 16, 1806 ; Elizabeth, born 
February 13, 1809; Sarah, born September 2, 
1811, m. Amos Everitt; Ellen, born, January 5, 


1816, married in 1842; Elisha Barnes, and John 
Ely, who married Hannah Tucker. 

243. Amos Ely, born October 4, 1787 ; married Ann Jones, 

and had issue : — 

Thomas Ely, born September 7, 1809; married, 
May 19, 1836, Hannah Way. 

William, born January 12, 1811. 

David B., born May 13, 1814; married, June 6, 
1839, Elizabeth Ann Burnett. 

Amos, born September 11, 1816. 

John, born February — , 1822. 

Sarah Ann, born October 4, 1818; married, De- 
cember 8, 1844, John M. Robinson. 

Eliza Jane, born December 25, 1826. 

244. Thomas Ely, born January 10, 1791 ; died 1841 ; mar- 

ried, first, Mary Lancaster ; second, Margaret Ann 

Lee, and had issue, by, Mary : — 

Priscilla, born March 4, 1816; married Isaac 

Lawrence, resided near Norristown, Pa., and, 

second, in 1818, John Nixon, of Norristown, Pa. 
Lucinda, born 1820 ; married Edwin Noviough. 

By Mary Ann Lee : — 
Hannah Elizabeth, born 1828; married John 

Worley, and had nine children. 
John Wesley, born October, 1829. 
David, born March, 1831. 

245. Hannah Ely, born March 24, 1793 ; died June 6, 1795, 

246. David Ely, born November 23, 1795; married Abi- 

gail Pugh, and had issue : — 
Emaline, born July 8, 1820. 
Alice, born February 10, 1822. 
Jonathan, born September 17, 1823. 

Lewis, born , 1824. 

Hannah, born , 1826; married George 

Esther, born June, 1828; married Rudolph Rad- 


(71) SARAH ELY, eldest daughter of Thomas and 
Sarah (Lowther) Ely of Buckingham, Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, born November 11, 1737; died March 27, 
1796; married at Buckingham Meeting, March 22, 1758, 


Benjamin Warner, son of John and Mary (Kirk) Warner 
and a first cousin to Hannah Warner, who married her 
brother Thomas. Benjamin and Sarah (Ely) Warner, 
and their family took a certificate from Buckingham, to 
Deer Creek Meeting in Maryland, October 7, 1771, and 
about 1786 removed from there to Muncy, Northumber- 
land County, Pennsylvania, where Sarah died, in 1796. 
Benjamin married, second, on December 5, 1798, Sarah 
Terry, widow of John Terry, formerly of Wrightstown, 
Bucks County, and, third, Ellen Holland. 

Issue of Benjamin and Sarah (Ely) Warner: — 

Mary Warner, born March 11, 1759. 

Martha Warner, born June 29, 1761 ; married Jacob 

Mitchell Warner, born February 26, 1764. 

Sarah Warner, born October 18, 1766. 

Joseph Warner, born November 5, 1769; married 
Sarah Carpenter. 

Benjamin Warner, born June 24, 1771 ; married De- 
borah Kitely. 

Rachel Warner, born February 2, 1776. 

(72) ANN ELY, daughter of Thomas and Sarah 
(Lowther) Ely, of Buckingham, was born there May 4, 
1742, and died in Solebury, Bucks County, December 2, 
1781. She married, October 26, 1763, Thomas Ellicott, 
son of Andrew and Ann (Bye) Ellicott, of Solebury, who 
after her decease was twice married, first, to Rebecca 
and, lastly, to Jane Kinsey. He died in Sole- 
bury in 1799. 

Issue of Thomas and Ann (Ely) Ellicott: — 

Ruth Ellicott, born 1764; married May 15, 1781, 
Asaph Warner, and removed with him to Deer 
Creek, Maryland, in 1785. 
Joan Ellicott, born 1766 ; died unmarried. 
Sarah Ellicott, born 1768; married, June 2, 1785, 

John Carver. 
Ann Ellicott, born 1770; married, 1786, William 

Pamelia Ellicott, born 1773; married, about 1793, 
Joseph Ingham. 


Thomas Ellicott, born 1778; married Ami Price; 

second, Mary Quinton. 
Joseph Ellicott, born 1780; married Elizabeth 

Letitia Ellicott, born 1781 ; married Thomas Lewis. 

(72a) MAHLON ELY, son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Lowther) Ely, born in Buckingham, Bucks County, in 
1754; removed with his parents to Harford County, 
Maryland, at the age of nineteen years. He married 
Mary Litten in 1777 or 1778. They removed to Baltimore 
County in 1796, taking a certificate to Baltimore Meeting 
dated March 28, 1796. Mahlon died in Baltimore County 
in 1812. 

Children of Mahlon and Mary (Litten) Ely: — 

247. Thomas Ely, born 1779; died 1862. 

248. John Ely, born 1781 ; died 1862 ; married, 1817, Mary 


249. Asher Ely, born 1783; died 1855; married, 1824, 

Elizabeth Towson. 

250. William Ely, born 1785; died 1832. 

251. Mahlon Ely, bom 1789; died 1816. 

252. Rachel Ely, born 1790; married Isaac Garretson in 


253. Joseph Ely, born 1792; died 1873. 

254. General Hugh Ely, born July 9, 1795 ; died Decem- 

ber 14, 1862 ; married, 1841, Marietta McLaughlin. 

(73) HUGH ELY, son of Thomas and Sarah (Low- 
ther) Ely, born in Buckingham, Bucks County, married, 
at Buckingham Meeting, January 5, 1774, Sarah Balder- 
ston, and followed his parents to Harford County, Mary- 
land. They became members of Deer Creek Meeting, of 
which he became Clerk and his wife an Elder. He died in 
1799, and his widow, Sarah, married, February 5, 1801, 
Joshua Brown, of Lancaster County. No further record. 

(74) WILLIAM ELY, son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Lowther) Ely, born in Buckingham, Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, removed with his parents to Harford 
County, Maryland, in 1773, then unmarried. On March 
27, 1794, he declared intentions of marriage with Martha 


Preston, daughter of Henry and Rachel Preston, and re- 
ceived a certificate to Faun Grove Meeting in Pennsyl- 
vania, where they were married April 13, 1794. They 
lived near Darlington, Maryland. 

Children of William and Martha (Preston) Ely: — 

255. Isaiah Ely, born March 7, 1795 ; removed to Ohio in 

1830 ; died there in 1849 ; married Kennard 

and had two daughters, — Martha, married 

Thomas, and Euth, married Wright. 

256. Jacob Ely, born March 24, 1797; removed to Bel- 

mont County, Ohio, in 1832; married Sarah 
(Brown) Waters, May 3, 1831. (See Fifth Gen- 
eration. ) 

257. William Ely, born January 4, 1799 ; died near Dar- 

lington, Maryland, 1833; married Worth- 

ington; had two sons, Worthington, who died in 
the Union Army during the Civil War, and Wil- 
liam, who became a physician; had also two 
daughters, Ruth and Priscilla. 

258. Martha Ely, born November 28, 1800. 

259. Elizabeth Ely, born December 17, 1802; died un- 

married in 1886. 

260. Sabina Ely, born March 8, 1805; married Charles 

Williams and had two sons, Preston Williams, 
who died unmarried at age of 25 years, and Wil- 
liam Ely Williams, who married a Miss Powell in 
Ohio and had several sons and daughters. 

(75) JOSEPH ELY, son of Thomas and Sarah (Low- 
ther) Ely, born in Buckingham, Bucks County, March 
17, 1757, removed with his parents to Harford County, 
Maryland. He married in Maryland, Ann Jones and was 
disowned from Deer Creek Meeting for marriage out of 
Unity, February 7, 1789, but they were reinstated De- 
cember 29, 1796. He died August 20, 1819, and his wife, 
who was born March 7, 1772, died May 5, 1822. Their de- 
scendants now reside in the neighborhood of Lewistown, 

Children of Joseph and Ann (Jones) Ely: — 
26L Sarah Ely, born May 3, 1790; died in Ohio, May 4, 
1878; married Squire Scotten. 


262. Isaac Ely, born August 25, 1792; died in Maryland, 

June 7, 1849; married Sarah Rogers. 

263. Amos Ely, born July 2, 1795; died in Ohio, May 4, 

1866; married Margaret Harriman, had seven 
daughters and one son. 

264. Rachel Ely, born June 17, 1798 ; died in Ohio, Febru- 

ary 13, 1874 ; married John Rogers. 

265. Ann Jones Ely, born May 22, 1801 ; died July 20, 

1882; married Ira Southwick, had five sons and 
three daughters. 

266. Joseph Ely, born September 14, 1805 ; died in Ohio, 

May 6, 1889 ; married Ann Percy Lemon, had four 
sons and four daughters ; married a second time, 
Phebe Henry, and had two sons and one daughter. 

267. Rebecca Ely, born May 24, 1808 ; died in Maryland, 

June 17, 1823, unmarried. 

268. Martha Ely, born September 20, 1811 ; died in Mary- 

land, October 18, 1844; married Amos Jones; one 
daughter living. 

269. Thomas Ely, born March 15, 1814 ; died in Maryland, 

December 4, 1897; married Sarah Forsythe and 
had three sons and one daughter; one son still 
living in 1905. 

Note. — The data in reference to the family of Joseph 
Ely was sent us by Martha E. Miller (daughter of Ira 
and Ann (Ely) Southwick, of Lewistown, Logan County, 
Ohio. She was born in Maryland in 1833 and removed 
with her parents to Ohio in 1836. 

(78) MARTHA ELY, daughter of Thomas and Sarah 
(Lowther) Ely, born in Buckingham, Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, removed with her parents to Maryland. 
She married Isaiah Balderston; no account of descend- 

(79) JOHN ELY, eldest son of Hugh and Elizabeth 
(Blackfan) Ely, born on the old homestead in Bucking- 
ham, March 19, 1748, married, February 19, 1777, Hannah 
Austin at Buckingham Friends' Meeting. She was a 
daughter of Robert Austin of Abington, Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania, by his wife Jeanette Hambleton, 


daughter of James and Mary (Beaks) Hambleton of 
Solebury, Bucks County. 

John and Hannah (Austin) Ely, on their marriage, lo- 
cated on a portion of the Buckingham homestead front- 
ing on the Old York Road; on February 1, 1783, Hugh 
and Elizabeth Ely, his parents, conveyed to him the 120 
acres on which he resided, including the whole frontage 
on the York Road with a narrow strip running back to 
the mountain to give him a share of the woodland. Here 
John and Hannah spent their lives and reared their fam- 
ily. He also acquired considerable other property, in- 
cluding the tannery at Holicong which at his death, Janu- 
ary 3, 1819, was devised to his son John. 

Children of John and Hannah (Austin) Ely: — 

270. Seneca Ely, born August 18, 1777; died June 14, 

1805 ; married, May 23, 1804, Rachel Wilson ; one 
child, Letitia, born May 3, 1805; died unmarried 
in 1824. 

271. Elizabeth Ely, born December 22, 1778; died Janu- 

ary 20, 1816; married. May 2, 1803, David Parry, 
of Drumore, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 
(See Fifth Generation.) 

272. Letitia, born November 10, 1780; died January 2, 


273. Samuel Ely, born August 17, 1782 ; died August 24, 

1823; married, April 15, 1812, Rebecca Wilson. 
She died May 16, 1818. 

274. John Ely, born June 8, 1784; died, Chilicothe, 0., 

1847; married Mary Jones of Wilmington Dela- 
ware, but left no issue. 

275. Hannah, born March 28, 1787; died December 11, 


276. James Ely, born April 19, 1789; died March 1, 1810. 

277. Thomas Ely, born August 8, 1791; died 1828, un- 

married. He inherited the farm at the death of 
his father, which at his death passed out of the 

(80) WILLIAM ELY, second son of Hugh and Eliza- 
beth (Blackfan) Ely, born in Buckingham, Bucks County, 
March 7, 1750 ; married, November 23, 1774, at Bucking- 
ham Friends' Meeting, Cynthia Fell, born December 17, 


1754, daughter of George Fell of Buckingham, by his wife 
Sarah Kirk. They settled on the 150-acre farm near 
Holicong, formerly the property of his uncle Thomas 
Ely, which his father had purchased for him and later 
conveyed to him. William died on this farm in 1824; 
Cynthia survived him many years, dying October 22, 

Children of William and Cynthia (Fell) Ely:— 

278. Sarah Ely, born Oct. 11, 1775; married, May 12, 

1802, Evan Jones, of Montgomery County. 

279. George Ely, born December 7, 1777, died at sea 

while supercargo on a ship bound for Alexandria, 
Egypt, unmarried. 

280. Benjamin Ely, born May 4, 1780 ; removed to Phila- 

delphia ; married, but left no surviving issue. 

281. Aaron Ely, born January 13, 1783 ; died September 

23, 1842; married, 1832, Rebecca Sheed; see for- 

282. Edward Ely, born August 31, 1785; died August 13, 

1830 ; married, 1812, Sarah Ann Paxson ; see for- 

283. Elizabeth Ely, born July 23, 1788; died October 31, 

1832, unmarried. 

284. Patience Ely, born August 24, 1793 ; died in infancy. 

(81) ELIZABETH ELY, daughter of Hugh and Eliza- 
beth (Blackfan) Ely, born on the Buckingham homestead, 
November 29, 1755; married, October 16, 1776, Thomas 
Smith, Jr., son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Kinsey) Smith, 
and grandson of Robert and Phebe (Canby) Smith, the 
latter the second wife of Hugh Ely, the elder (No. 7). 
Elizabeth (Ely) Smith died September 12, 1822. 

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Ely) Smith: — 

285. Hannah Smith, born 1777 ; married, March 21, 1804, 

Joseph Smith. 

286. John Smith, born 1779, married Barbara Fretz, and 

removed to Fairfax County, Va., later to Mis- 

287. Hugh Smith, bom 1781; married, November 10, 

1802, Rebecca Smith, daughter of Stephen and 
Phebe (Marshall) Smith, and removed to the 


288. Thomas Smith, born 1784 ; married Elizabeth Fretz, 

and removed to Fairfax Comity, Va., died and 
is buried at Alexandria, Va. His widow and only- 
son returned to Bucks County, and are buried in 
the Mennonite Burying Ground, near Doylestown. 

289. Ely Smith, born 1786, died 1790. 

290. Elizabeth Smith, born 1788; died 1789. 

291. Sarah Smith, born 1790; married, October 14, 1812, 

Henry Smith, and they resided in Makefield, 
Bucks County, Pa., where he died December 12, 
1861, and she on October 16, 1867. 

292. Samuel Smith, born 1793; married Mary Ann 

Keiser, and removed to New Jersey. 

(82) HUGH ELY, son of Hugh and Elizabeth (Black- 
fan) Ely, born on the Buckingham homestead, March 6, 
1760, married May 15, 1793, Ruth Paxson, daughter of 
Oliver and Ruth (Watson) Paxson. They resided at 
''Maple Grove" in the borough of New Hope, still occu- 
pied by their descendants, where Hugh died December 
10, 1822. His widow, who was many years an Elder of 
Friends ' Meeting, survived him many years, dying March 
18, 1851, aged eighty-two years, one month and two days. 

Children of Hugh and Ruth (Paxson) Ely: — 

293. Elizabeth Ely, born 1794; married Richard Ran- 

dolph, of Philadelphia, who died in 1831, without 

294. Elias Ely, born September 2, 1795; died February 

15, 1836 ; married Sarah M. Wilson ; see forward. 

(83) JESSE ELY, fourth son of Hugh and Elizabeth 
(Blackfan) Ely, of Buckingham, Bucks County, Penn- 
sylvania, was born at the old Ely homestead in Bucking- 
ham, March 26, 1765, and died there December 10, 1822. 
He married, October 12, 1791, Rachel Carver, born May 
10, 1758, daughter of Henry Carver of Buckingham, by 
his wife Rachel Smith, daughter of William and Rebecca 
(Wilson) Smith of Wrightstown, and granddaughter of 
William Carver, born in Byberry in 1694, and came to 
Buckingham about 1735, by his wife Elizabeth Walmsley. 
Jesse Ely soon after his marriage located at Milton, now 
Carversville, Solebury Township, Bucks County; pur- 
chasing, in partnership with his brother-in-law Joseph 


Carver, in 1799, the grist and saw mills and later estab- 
lishing a woolen mill, and tannery there. He was for 
several years a successful business man and carried on 
a large and prosperous business ; but during the financial 
panic that followed the second war with Great Britain, 
he lost the greater part of his property. He inherited 
from his father that part of the Buckingham plantation 
taken up by his grandfather Hugh Ely in 1720, upon 
which was erected the homestead, but in 1818, while still 
residing at Carversville conveyed it to his son Hugh 
B. Ely, and Joseph Olden, the father-in-law of the latter. 
Jesse Ely died December 10, 1822, and his wife in No- 
vember, 1829. 

Issue of Jesse and Rachel (Carver) Ely: — 

295. Hugh B. Ely, born November 3, 1792; died August, 

1850; married Sarah Olden, daughter of Joseph 
Olden of West Windsor Township, Middlesex 
County, New Jersey. 

296. Charles Ely, born in Buckingham, June 24, 1794; 

died unmarried. 

297. Joseph Ely, born June 14, 1797 ; died young. 

298. William Carver Ely, bom at Carversville, March 

17, 1801 ; died November 27, 1857 ; married Lydia 
Dorset Hulse. 

299. Alfred Ely, born October 11, 1809; died young. 

300. Henry C. Ely, born at Carversville, October 8, 1811; 

went South, and is said to have died there un- 

301. Alfred Ely, born July 27, 1813 ; died young. 

302. Joseph Ely, born August 30, 1814 ; died young. 

(84) JOSEPH ELY, youngest son of Hugh and Eliza- 
beth (Blackfan) Ely, born in Buckingham, March 5, 1771; 
with his elder brother Hugh, went to Philadelphia when 
a young man and engaged in business there. Hugh re- 
turned to Bucks County on his marriage, but Joseph con- 
tinued a resident of the city to his death in January, 1842. 
He was a successful business man and amassed a con- 
siderable estate, a large part of which he devised to his 
nephews and nieces, though leaving considerable legacies 
to Westtown School, Haverford College and charitable 

institutions. He married Ann , who survived 

him but had no issue. 


Descendants of Joshua Ely of Trenton. 
Fifth Generation. 

(85) WILLIAM R. GREEN, son of Richard and 
Phebe (Moore) Green, and grandson of Richard and 
Mary (Ely) Green, remained in New Jersey; died there 
in 1818. He married Elizabeth, daughter of James Bur- 
roughs, born 1768 ; died 1842. They had issue : — 

303. Samuel Green, born 1780; died January 30, 1812; 

married Sarah, daughter of Jedediah Scudder, 

and had issue : — 

Jedediah, married Mary Paxson, and had one 
daughter, Mary Green. 

Ira Green, who went to New Orleans, La. 

Ephraim Green, married Mary Basset, and re- 
moved to Quincy, 111.; had children, Frances, 
Henry and Lewis. 

304. James B. Green, born 1784; died October 23, 1847; 

was a Trustee of Ewing Pres. Church, and a man 
of wide influence; married Catharine Anthony, 
born 1786 ; died May 25, 1866, and had issue : — 
Nancy Green, married John Scudder. 
William A. Green, who died at Schuylkill Haven, 

Pa., in 1853. 
Martha Green, married John Van Cleve. 
Alexander Green, a merchant of Trenton, and 
member of New Jersey Legislature; married, 
first, Mary Ann Chambers; second, Jane Rice; 
had issue, Louisa, married Harvey Fisk, of the 
firm of Fisk & Hatch, and Alexander Green, of 
the 14th Reg. N. J. Vols., killed at Monocacy 
Bridge, during the Civil War. 
James B. Green, Jr., Trustee Ewing Church; mar- 
ried, first, Deborah Moore, daughter of Corne- 
lius, and had a son Theodore, 1st Lieut., Co. I, 
14th N. J. Vols.; killed at Winchester, Va., 


September, 1864; married, second, Maria Van 
Cleve, and, third, Eleanor Woolsey, widow of 
Ephraim Woolsey. 

305. Nancy Green, married Joseph Green. 

(86) NATHANIEL GREEN, second son of Richard 
and Phebe (Moore) Green, born 1756; died September 
25, 1831 ; married Sarah, daughter of Daniel Howell, and 
had issue : — 

306. Armitage Green, a merchant of Trenton, most of 

whose descendants became residents of Illinois. 

307. Mary Green, married Major John Howell of Ewing. 

308. Ann Green, married Bradley Atwood and they lo- 

cated at Memphis, Tenn. 

309. John Green, died, unmarried, January 14, 1827. 

(87) RICHARD GREEN, third son of Richard and 
Phebe (Moore) Green, married first Martha Howell, 
daughter of Christopher, and had a daughter Martha, 
who married Charles Reeder. By later marriage he had 
two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. 

(88) SARAH GREEN, eldest daughter of Richard 
and Phebe (Moore) Green, born February 22, 1759, died 
January 15, 1829; married, September 27, 1781, Samuel 
Moore, born in 1754, son of Captain John Moore. He 
was left an orphan at the age of fourteen years, and was 
reared in Ewing Township. He was a member of the 
New Jersey Militia, in 1775-6, and participated in the war 
for Independence in his native State. In 1782, he removed 
to Easton, Pennsylvania, and erected a house on the 
south side of Northampton street, still standing, where 
he resided until his death, on May 9, 1799, taking an active 
part in the affairs of the town and county. 

Issue of Samuel and Sarah (Green) Moore: — 

310. Phebe Moore, born July 7, 1782 ; died at Hamilton, 

Ohio, November 15, 1832; married, first, October 
15, 1804, William Kelly, son of Major John Kelly, 
a distinguished officer of the Continental Army 
from Salem, New Jersey, during the Revolution, 
by his wife Elizabeth Casteau. She married, sec- 
ond. Captain Israel Gregg, one of the earliest 
captains and proprietors of steamboats on the 
Mississippi River, making two voyages to Louis- 


ville in 1814. He died at Hamilton, Ohio, May 
20, 1847, at the age of 72. 

311. Rebecca Moore, born September 9, 1783, at Easton, 

died in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 15, 1871; married 
July 5, 1804, Samuel Kelly. 

312. Mary Moore, born November 18, 1784; died at 

Easton, July 2, 1838 ; married September 28, 1816, 
Dr. Edmond Porter, born at Haddam, Conn., June 
18, 1791 ; died at Frenchtown, N. J., July 12, 
1826 ; practiced medicine some years at Hummels- 
town, Dauphin County, Pa., later at Easton, where 
he also conducted a drug store; removed to 
Frenchtown, 1820, was one of the founders of 
Hunterdon County Medical Society, and a man of 
excellent parts. They had issue three sons, viz : — 
Edmond Porter, born January 10, 1820; became 
a printer and was employed on the Pennsyl- 
vanian, in Philadelphia, for many years; later 
employed in the State Printing at Harrisburg; 
died of smallpox at Camp Curtin, where he 
had gone to enlist in the army, in 1862 ; unmar- 
Leonard Porter, went to the Southwest when a 

young man and was never heard from. 
Thomas Minor Porter, born March 8, 1823, died 
October 19, 1856; unmarried. 

313. Elizabeth Sarah Moore, born July 17, 1786; died 

February 10, 1843, in Philadelphia; married, Oc- 
tober 14, 1807, William Becket Mott. See Sixth 

314. Ann Moore, born December 15, 1787 ; died Septem- 

ber, 1818, at Miltonville, Ohio; married, October 
8, 1807, Thomas Kelly. 

315. Martha Moore, born October 3, 1789 ; died at Easton, 

Pa., unmarried, on July 16, 1858. 

316. Samuel Moore, born at Easton, September 28, 1794 ; 

died there July 18, 1883; married, November 27, 
1832, Elizabeth Banes Walmsley. 

317. Sarah Green Moore, born at Easton, Pa., June 27, 

1797; died at Philadelphia, December 29, 1859; 
married, June 10, 1819, Joseph Rapp, of German- 


318. Abigail Moore, born at Easton, Pa., November 19, 

1798 ; died there, July 5, 1866 ; married September 
1, 1835, Dr. John Hoff, of Easton. 

(89) ENOCH GREEN, son of Richard and Phebe 
(Moore) Green, lived and died in Trenton, New Jersey. 
He married a Miss Davis and had issue: — 

David Green, who married Fanny Carman. 
Susan Green, who married Caleb Carman. 
Sarah Green, married Thomas Hamilton. 
Maria Green, married Samuel Tucker. 

(90) JOHN GREEN, son of Richard and Phebe 
(Moore) Green, born 1766, married Rhoda Howell, 
daughter of Daniel Howell, by his wife Mary Green, 
daughter of William and Lydia (Armitage) Green, and 
granddaughter of William and Joanna (Reeder) Green. 
John and Rhoda (Howell) Green settled in Easton, Penn- 
sylvania, where he died March 9, 1854, at the age of 
eighty-eight years. Rhoda died September 19, 1859, at 
the age of seventy-three years. They had issue : — 

319. Enoch Green, born March 21, 1791, at Easton, Pa. ; 

died in New York, March 28, 1856 ; married, first, 
Mary Beidler; second, Catharine Ten Eyck; was 
father of late Judge Green of Supreme Court of 
Pennsylvania. See Sixth Generation. 

320. Lydia Green, born May 28, 1794, died unmarried, 

November 10, 1866, at Easton, Pa. 

321. Elizabeth Green, born April 18, 1787 ; died August 

3, 1827, at Columbus, Ohio ; married June 18, 1817, 
David W. Deshler. 

322. Richard Green, born March 2, 1799 ; died August 5, 

1846, at Easton; married, July 17, 1827, Sarah 
Maxwell Sherrod, born 1803, died 1883. 

323. Daniel Howell Green, born April 15, 1801, at Easton, 

left there when a young man and never after 
heard from. 

324. Charles Green, born October 10, 1803; died Decem- 

ber 5, 1854 ; married, first, October 19, 1826, Eliza 
Maxwell, who died August 23, 1836; second, De- 
cember 29, 1836, Mary (Gumpert) Lattimore, who 
died April 23, 1893, aged ninety-one years. 


325. William Green, born July 11, 1806; died at Easton, 

Pa., November 6, 1882 ; married Elizabeth Beidle- 
man ; second, Jane Maxwell Sherrod. 

(93) BENJAMIN GREEN, son of Richard and Phebe 
(Moore) Green, and grandson of Richard and Mary 
(Ely) Green, born in New Jersey, July 14, 1770, removed 
to Easton, Pa., when a young man and married there, 
Elizabeth Traill, daughter of Hon. Robert Traill,, of 
Easton, who came from the Orkney Islands to Philadel- 
phia in 1763, and soon after removed to Easton, where 
he taught school and afterwards studied law. Was Sec- 
retary of first Committee of Observation of Northamp- 
ton County, 1775, and of Committee of Safety, 1776; 
Major of Fifth Penna. Battalion, later Quartermaster 
of Sussex County, N. J., Regiment; after the Revolution 
a member of Assembly, Sheriff of Northampton County, 
later Judge, etc. Married Elizabeth Grotz. He was a 
cadet of the Traill family of Fifeshire, descended from 
the Lords of Blebo. Benjamin Green died in Easton, No- 
vember 19, 1855. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Traill) Green: — 

326. Maria Green, born August 11, 1795 ; married Enoch 


327. Elizabeth Green, bom June 28, 1800 ; died December 

13, 1878; married John Stewart; see Fifth Gen- 

327-a. Robert Traill Green, born June 28, 1804; died 
January 22, 1845. 

328-a. John Green, born April 15, 1807 ; died February 
25, 1870 ; was a merchant of Easton, Pa. ; married 
Sarah Hart, daughter of Nathaniel Hart, of Tren- 
ton; no record of descendants. 

328-b. Traill Green, M.D., LL.D., born May 25, 1813 ; died 
April 29, 1897; many years Professor of Chem- 
istry at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., and a lib- 
eral contributor of funds for the erection of an 
observatory there; married Harriet Moore, 
daughter of Loami Moore, of Moorestown, N. J. ; 
no record of descendants. 


(97) CALEB SMITH GREEN, eldest son of George 
and Anna (Smith) Green, of "Cherry Green," the old 
Dagworthy homestead in Lawrence Township, now Law- 
renceville, New Jersey, born in 1770 ; died August, 1850 ; 
married February 27, 1793, Elizabeth Van Cleve, born 
1772, died December 20, 1836, daughter of Aaron Van 
Cleve. They lived at * ' Cherry Green, ' ' from where their 
eldest daughter Jane C. Green, later the wife of Rev. 
Thomas Kennedy, dates her letter on February 21, 1813, 
to Hope Henderson, daughter of Dr. Thomas Henderson 
of Freehold, which was in part as follows : — 

''Cherry Green, Feby. 21, 1813." 

"* * * * I suppose you will be pleased to hear 
that the gloom of Democratic war is again lightened by 
a Federal victory. The Constitution, Com. Bainbridge, 
has made a prize of the British Frigate, Java. The Com- 
modore was wounded but has recovered. The Java was 
so much injured that they are forced to sink her; the 
commander died after the action of his wounds; he left 
a wife and two children to mourn his loss. Commodore 
B. describes him as a brave officer, and an amiable man. 
Miss Bainbridge gave me this account, and as she re- 
ceived it from her brother, who wrote to her by the same 
express that carried his message to Washington, I there- 
fore think it must be nearly correct. I rejoice the more 
in the success of our Commodore, as he tho' courageous 
has been hitherto very unfortunate. My fingers are stiff 
with the cold. I must therefore conclude by assuring you 

I remain. Yours Sincerely, 

Jane C. Green." 
' ' My best love to your mamma and sisters, not forgetting 
my friend Eliza. ' ' 

Issue of Caleb S. and Elizabeth (Van Cleve) Green: — 

328. Jane Cleve Green, married Reverend Thomas Ken- 

nedy, Presbyterian Clerygman, and had one 
daughter, Mary, who married Alfred D. Green. 

329. George S. Green, Elder and Trustee of the First 

Presb. Church of Trenton, and prominent in the 


business circles of Trenton ; married, first, Sarah 
Kennedy, daughter of Judge William Kennedy, 
of Warren County ; she died 1843, and he married, 
second, her cousin Anna Kennedy, daughter of 
John Kennedy; had children by both wives. His 
eldest son. Professor William Henry Green, born 
January 17, 1825, graduated at Lafayette, 1840, 
studied theology at Princeton; was for three years 
teacher of Hebrew there; Pastor of Central 
Church of Philadelphia, until 1851, and was then 
called to a chair in Theological Seminary at 
Princeton ; is the author of a number of religious 
330. John Cleve Green, born at '' Cherry Green," April 
14, 1800, attended the public schools and entered 
upon a business life as a clerk in a New York 
counting house; acted as supercargo on vessels 
of his firm to various ports in South America, 
China, and West Indies, 1823 to 1833 ; in the latter 
year entered the firm of Russell & Co., at Canton, 
China, and remained there until 1839, when he 
returned to New York, and entered into the busi- 
ness of foreign trade there and acquired a for- 
tune, much of which he spent in philanthropic 
and charitable enterprises. He acted as manager 
and trustee of a number of homes, hospitals and 
other charitable institutions. Was for several 
years financial agent and trustee of Princeton 
Theological Seminary. He also contributed large 
sums to the support of the College of New Jersey, 
now Princeton University, aggregating upwards 
of $2,000,000, including the endowment of the 
Library in 1868, with $50,000; the building of 
Dickinson Hall, in 1870 ; the Chancellor Green Li- 
brary, in 1874; the John C. Green Science Hall 
in 1873; the Magnetic Observatory in 1889, and 
the Chemical Laboratory, built and fully equipped 
in 1891. He also bestowed nearly a million dol- 
lars upon the Lawrenceville Preparatory School, 
and gave princely sums to the University of New 
York of which he was a member of the council, 
1742-1874, and President 1851-1874. After his 

From a portrait at the Lawrenceville School 
Views of the "Chancellor New Library" and •'School of Science," 
presented to Princeton University by Mr. Green. 


death his widow presented to the New York So- 
ciety Library a memorial alcove, with his por- 
trait, at a cost of $50,000. He died in New York 
City, April 28, 1875. He married Sarah Griswold, 
but left no surviving issue. 

331. Hon. Henry Woodhull Green, born at ** Cherry 
Green," September 20, 1802, graduated from the 
College of New Jersey, 1820 ; admitted to the Bar 
in 1825; opened an office in Trenton and began 
the practice of law. He was a representative in 
the New Jersey Legislature, 1842; a member of 
the State Constitutional Convention, 1844, and 
for several years reporter of the Court of Chan- 
cery. He became Chief-Justice of the Supreme 
Court of New Jersey in 1846 and filled that posi- 
tion until 1860, and was Chancellor 1860 to 1866, 
when he resigned because of ill-health. He was 
connected with his brother John Cleve Green in 
many of his charitable works and donations, and 
was a trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary 
1833-1860, and in that year was elected president 
of the board and served until his death. He re- 
ceived the degree of LL.D. from the College of 
New Jersey in 1850. His Reports of Cases in the 
Courts of Chancery, of New Jersey, 1842-1846, 
are the standards of that date. He died at Tren- 
ton, December 19, 1876. He married, first, 
Emily Augusta Ewing, daughter of Chief -Justice 
Charles Ewing, born 1808, died in 1843, by whom 
he had one daughter, Emily, who married William 
B. Blackwell, Esq., of New York. His second wife 
was Susan Mary Ewing, a sister to his first wife, 
by whom he had nine children, five of whom died 
in infancy ; those who survived were : — 
Charles Ewing Green, a graduate of Princeton 

and a member of the Trenton Bar. 
Mary Green. 
Cornelia Green. 
Ellen Green, married Rev. John W. Blythe. 

332. Judge Caleb Smith Green, born at Lawrenceville, 
N. J. ; graduated at Princeton, N. J. ; studied law, 
and was admitted to the Bar, and became Judge of 


the Court of Errors and Appeals. He was many 
years a member of the board of managers of the 
New Jersey Lunatic Asylum, Director of Trenton 
Banking Company, President of Trenton Savings 
Bank, and filled many other honorable positions. 
He married, June 28, 1847, Eleanor Graeme Ew- 
ing, daughter of Chief-Justice Charles Ewing. 

His son Elmer Ewing Green, a member of the 
Mercer County Bar, and a practicing attorney at 
Trenton, was also a graduate of Princeton. He 
married Sue E. Hunt, daughter of Captain Wil- 
liam E. Hunt, granddaughter of Adjutant- General 
Peter Hunt of the U. S. Navy, great-granddaugh- 
ter of James and Jemima (Green) Hunt, James 
being a brother of Abraham Hunt, who married 
Mary Dagworthy. Elmer Ewing and Sue E. 
(Hunt) Green have two children: — 
Elmer Ewing Green, Jr. 
William E. H. Green. 

(103)WILLIAM MOORE, son of George and Rebecca 
(Green) Moore, bom in New Jersey, married there Eliza- 
beth Davinson, removed late in life with several of their 
grown-up children to Coshocton, Ohio. They had issue: — 

333. Mary, who married Asher Hart, of Trenton, and 

removed to Coshocton, Ohio. 

334. Charles Moore, bom January 7, 1781, died August 

3, 1815; married, March 13, 1804, Sarah Wood 

Ward, born November 20, 1785, died April 13, 

1812, and had issue : — 

Eliza Ann Moore, born July 30, 1805; died June 
10, 1832; married, January 11, 1830, John B. 
Taylor, of Taylorsville, Bucks CJounty, Pa., and 
had one child, 

Hannah Maria Taylor, bom October 13, 1831 ; re- 
siding in Trenton, N. J. 

335. Nathaniel Moore, removed to Ohio. 

336. John Moore, removed to Ohio. 

337. Elijah Moore. 

338. Sarah Moore. 

339. Rebecca Moore, married Cornelius Van Kirk and 

removed to Binghamton, New York. 


(108) ELY MOORE, eldest son of Captain Joseph 
Moore, by his wife Christian Green, daughter of Richard 
and Mary (Ely) Green, was born near Pennington, New 
Jersey in 1745, and during the Revolutionary War, re- 
sided on his father's farm near Pennington, and as a 
result of the march of Washington and his army upon 
Trenton, in December, 1776, filed a claim "for loss and 
damage sustained by Ely Moore, from the Continental 
Army in December, 1776," amounting to £23 3s. 6d. He 
was commissioned Ensign of the Third Company, Cap- 
tain John Hunt, First Regiment, Hunterdon County Mi- 
litia, June 17, 1776, and later rose to the rank of Captain. 
He died October 1, 1812, at the age of sixty-seven years. 
He married Elizabeth Hoff, and they had issue, as fol- 
lows : — 

340. Joseph Moore, born 1780; died May 9, 1852; mar- 

ried, first, Sarah B. Phillips; second, Leah Wil- 
son, and had issue: — 

Imlay Moore, who died 1882; married, first, 
Amanda Howell; second, Rebecca Brearly. 

Charles Moore, merchant at Trenton, died 1870; 
married Lydia Ann Howell, of Fallsington, 
Bucks County, Pa. 

Ely Moore, died at Pennington, N. J., 1863 ; mar- 
ried Juliet Ann Hill. 

Thomas Moore, married Juliet Ann (Hill) Moore, 
widow of Ely. 

Catharine Moore, married William A. Green. 

Elizabeth Moore, married Rev. Joseph W. Blythe. 

341. Sarah Moore, third wife of Benjamin Stout Hill. 

342. Fanny Moore, married Ira Jewell. 

343. Elizabeth Moore, married Henry Maxwell, and re- 

moved to Savannah, Ga. 

(109) CAPTAIN MOSES MOORE, second son of 
Captain Joseph and Christian (Green) Moore, born 1750, 
died 1810. He was a Lieutenant of Captain John Phil- 
lips' company in the Third Regiment of Hunterdon 
County Militia, 1776, and was commissioned First Lieu- 
tenant, of Captain John Hunt's company in First Regi- 
ment, May 10, 1777, and rose to the rank of Captain. 
After the war he located in Newton Township, Sussex 


County, New Jersey, where he died. He was three times 
married, first to Elizabeth Van Cleve ; second, on Febru- 
ary 28, 1783, to Martha Coryell, daughter of Abraham 
and Sarah (Davis) Coryell and, third, to Mary Coryell, 
another daughter of Abraham and Sarah. Abraham 
Coryell was a resident of Solebury, and his wife was 
Sarah Davis, daughter of Rees and Margaret (Bye) 
Davis, who lived on what was later the Betts homestead 
below Aquetong. The record in the Bible of Abraham 
Coryell, shows that he was born April 3, 1730; his wife 
Sarah, on June 6, 1740; their daughter Martha on April 
9, 1763 ; Mary on March 8, 1765 ; their grandson Coryell 
Moore, on October 10, 1784; grandson Ely Moore, July 
6, 1799, and granddaughter Sarah Moore, January 1, 
1805. Abraham and Sarah (Davis) Coryell were married 
November 4, 1759. By his first wife, Elizabeth Van 
Cleve, Captain Moses Moore, had one son : — 

344. Colonel Van Cleve Moore, born 1780; died Novem- 

ber 11, 1824; Colonel of U. S. troops, during war 
of 1812-14 ; Sheriff of Sussex County, New Jersey, 
1821-23; married Bathsheba (Lukens) Sassaman, 
widow of William Sassaman, and had one daugh- 
ter who married James Phillips but died without 
issue at the age of eighteen years. Bathsheba, 
the widow, married, third, Judge Richard Broad- 
head, of Pike County, Pa., father of Hon. Richard 
Broadhead, member of Congress 1843-1849, and 
United States Senator, 1851-1857. 
Captain Moses Moore had issue by his second wife, 
Martha Coryell : — 

345. Coryell Moore, bom October 10, 1784 ; died in Wil- 

liams Township, Northampton County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1846. No record of issue. 
Captain Moses Moore, by his third wife, Mary Coryell, 
had issue : — 

346. Hon. Ely Moore, born July 6, 1799, in Hunterdon 

County, New Jersey, died at LeCompton, Kansas, 
January 27, 1860, of whom presently. 

347. Sarah Moore, born January 1, 1805, married Wil- 

liam Rittenhouse, and removed to Wisconsin. 
HONORABLE ELY MOORE, only son of Captain 
Moses Moore, by his third wife, Mary Coryell, was, ac- 


cording to the entry in his grandfather's Bible, born on 
July 6, 1799, and according to his biographers, on July 4, 
1798. When still a young man he removed to New York 
City. In 1834 he was elected to Congress from that city 
and re-elected two years later. He took an important part 
in national legislation and served as chairman of many 
important committees. He was an orator of more than 
ordinary ability. His speech delivered in New York in 
1834, at a meeting held to urge the completion of the 
Washington monument, is a classic in its eloquence. An 
extract, in which is described Washington's attack on 
Trenton, is given below: 

* * * * **In no one instance perhaps, was 
Washington's influence with the army so strik- 
ingly exemplified as in his attack on the enemy at 
Trenton. O'er and o'er have I listened with in- 
tense anxiety, in the days of my boyhood, whilst 
my now departed sire, who fought and bled on 
that proud field, recited with thrilling interest, all 
that related to the enterprise. 'It was on a De- 
cember's night,' would he say, 'when our little 
heart-broken army halted on the banks of the 
Delaware. That night was dark, cheerless, tem- 
pestuous, and bore a strong resemblance to our 
country's fortune! It seemed as if heaven and 
earth had conspired for our destruction. The 
clouds lowered — darkness and the storm came on 
apace. The snow and hail descended, beating with 
unmitigated violence upon the supperless, half- 
clad, shivering soldiers; and in the roarings of 
the flood and the wailings of the storm was 
heard by fancy's ear the knell of our hopes and the 
dirge of liberty! The impetuous river was filled 
with floating ice. An attempt to cross it at that 
time, and under such circumstances, seemed a 
desperate enterprise, yet it was undertaken, and, 
thanks be to God and Washington, was accom- 

" 'From where we landed on the Jersey shore, 
to Trenton, was about nine miles, and, on the 
whole line of march, there was scarcely* a word 
uttered, save by the officers, when giving some 


order. We were well-nigh exhausted,' said he, 
'many of us frost-bitten, and the majority of us 
so badly shod that the blood gushed from our 
frozen and lacerated feet at every tread, yet we 
upbraided not, complained not, but marched stead- 
ily and firmly, though mournfully onward, re- 
solved to persevere to the uttermost, not for our 
country — our country, alas ! we had given up for 
lost — not for ourselves — life for us no longer 
wore a charm — but because such was the will of 
our beloved chief — 'twas for Washington alone 
we were willing to make the sacrifice. When we 
arrived within sight of our enemy's encampments, 
we were ordered to form a line, when Washington 
reviewed us. Pale and eniaciated, dispirited and 
exhausted, we presented a most unwarlike and 
melancholy aspect. The paternal eye of our chief 
was quick to discover the extent of our suffer- 
ings, and acknowledge them with his tears; but 
suddenly checking his emotions, he reminded us 
that our country and all that we held dear was 
staked upon the issue of the coming battle. As 
he spoke, we gathered ourselves up and rallied 
our energies; every man grasped his arms more 
firmly, and the clinched hand, and the compressed 
lip, and steadfast look, and the knit brow, told the 
soul's resolve. 

'' 'Washington observed us well; then did he 
exhort us, with all the fervor of his soul, *'0n 
yonder field to conquer, or die the death of the 
brave." At that instant, the glorious sun, as if 
in prophetic token of our success, burst forth in all 
his splendor, bathing in liquid light the blue hills 
of Jersey. The faces which, but a few moments 
before, were blanched with despair, now glowed 
with martial fire and animation. Our chief, with 
exultation hailed the scene ; then casting his doubts 
to the winds, and calling on the "God of battles" 
and his faithful soldiers, led on the charge. The 
conflict was fierce and bloody. For more than 
twenty minutes, not a gun was fired; the sabre 
and the bayonet did the work of destruction ; 'twas 


a hurricane of fire, and steel, and death. There did 
we stand, ' would he say, * there did we stand, * * foot 
to foot and hilt to hilt, ' ' with the serried foe ! and 
where we stood, we died or conquered. ' 

**The result of that action, gentlemen, is well 
known to you all, as are also its bearings upon the 
fortunes of America. Had defeat attended our 
arms at that trying crisis, our cause was lost, and 
freedom had found a grave on the plains of Tren- 
ton ! But the wisdom and prudence of Washington 
secured us the victory, and consequently our lib- 

' ' How great our obligations then, and how much 
it behooves us, at this time, to show our gratitude 
by erecting to his memory a monument that shall 
tell to after-ages, not only that Washington was 
great, but that we were grateful. Let it no longer 
be delayed. To pause is to invite defeat; perse- 
vere, is to insure success." 
Col. Moore was a firm friend of President Andrew 
Jackson during his term in Congress. The President, in 
token of his esteem, presented him with a life-size por- 
trait of himself, now in the possession of one of Col. 
Moore's children. He was editor of the National Trades 
Union, in New York, while a Congressman, and at the 
termination of his second term he was made president of 
the Board of Trade, and was subsequently appointed 
Surveyor of the Port of New York, which position he 
filled, until appointed by President Polk, in 1845, Mar- 
shal of the South District of New York. In 1838-9, he 
was political editor of the New York Evening Post, and 
in 1851, owned and edited the Warren County Journal, 
at Belvidere, New Jersey. In 1853, he was made Indian 
Agent for the Miami and other tribes of Indians in Kan- 
sas, and in 1855, Registrar of the United States Land Of- 
fice, at LeCompton, Kansas, where he was highly hon- 
ored, and filled many important trusts, and where he died 
on January 27, 1860, and was buried on his farm two 
miles from the city with distinguished honors. He mar- 
ried, first in New York in 1824, Emma Conant, daughter 
of Gilbert Conant of that city, and, second, Clara Baker, 
a widow. By his first wife he had issue : — 


Mary Moore, born in New York City, October 4, 
1825; died at New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 
26, 1889; married G. W. Reynolds. 

Emma, born January 16, 1827; married March 27, 
1850, John Coughtry. 

Helen, born September 10, 1833, died in Washing- 
ton, D. C, 1872 ; married George C. Baker. 

Ely Moore, Jr., born December 7, 1834, living in 
Lawrence, Kansas ; married Rose M 'Kenney. 

(112) ABNER ELY, eldest son of Joshua and Eliza- 
beth (Hughes) Ely of Solebury, Bucks County, Pennsyl- 
vania, born July 2, 1759; died June 11, 1834; mar- 
ried, first, at St. Michael's P. E. Church, Trenton, N. J., 
December 27, 1786, Hannah Lacey, and had one son : — 
348. Moses Ely, born August 22, 1788, died September 
24, 1823; married, 1814, Hannah Churchman, and 
had issue: — 

Ann Eliza Ely, born September 5, 1817. 
Amos Ely, born September 11, 1819; married 
Eliza Griffith, and had issue : — 

Charles, born August 17, 1837 ; died Janu- 
ary 12, 1869. 
Alfred, born March 10, 1839; died Febru- 
ary 27, 1878; married Annie Wilkinson. 
Sarah, born February 8, 1842. 
Amanda, born January 10, 1844; died De- 
cember 18, 1873. 
Elizabeth, born February 21, 1846; died 

April 11, 1867. 
John C, born May 15, 1850; died January 

22, 185L 
Ruth E., born June 2, 1852; married, No- 
vember 2, 1879, Charles Crowell. 
James Lewis, born March 17, 1855; died 

May 5, 1878. 
Mary Ann, born June 28, 1857; died No- 
vember 7, 1861. 
Mary Jane, twin to Amos, born September 11, 

John C, born August 21, 1822; died September 
5, 1863; married Susan Cummings. 


Abner Ely, married, second, Hannah Pidcock, and had 
issue : — 

349. Sarah Ely, born July 22, 1791 ; married Joseph Har- 

Abner Ely, married a third time at Neshaminy Presby- 
terian Church, January 1, 1795, Jane Wiley, and had 
issue by her : — 

350. Elizabeth Ely, born October 18, 1795. 

351. Hannah Ely, born May 21, 1798. 

352. Eachel Ely, born June 3, 1799 ; died December 18, 


353. Joshua Ely, born December 31, 1800; died May 4, 


354. Jane Ely, born May 29, 1803. 

355. Cynthia Ely, born February 1, 1805; died April 24, 


356. Martha Ely, born October 21, 1807; died April 6, 

Jane Ely, widow of Abner, died September 27, 1851, at 
the age of eighty-eight years. 

(113) JOSHUA ELY, second son of Joshua and Eliza- 
beth (Hughes) Ely of Solebury, Bucks County, Pa., born 
there September 19, 1760 married, April 7, 1784, Sarah 
Griffith, daughter of Evan and Bathsheba Griffith, of 
Chester County, born May 6, 1756, and settled on a farm 
in Thornbury Township, Chester County, but at the end 
of one year returned to Bucks County, and settled on a 
farm west of Centre Hill, where he died March 9, 1846. 

Issue of Joshua and Sarah (Griffith) Ely: — 

357. Joseph Moore Ely, born in Chester County, Pa., 

January 28, 1785 ; died in Solebury, March 5, 1808, 

358. Elizabeth Ely, born June 6, 1786 ; died December 8, 

1859, unmarried. 

359. Joshua G. Ely, born October 13, 1788, died October 9, 

1812, unmarried. 

360. Sarah Ely, born July 30, 1792; died May 22, 1808, 


361. Nathan Ely, bom November 22, 1797; died March 

23, 1879; married, first, Rachel White; second, 
Patience Gilbert, third, Eliza Walton. For de- 
scendants, see Sixth Generation. 


(114) JONATHAN ELY, youngest son of Joshua and 
Elizabeth (Hughes) Ely, born on that part of the old 
homestead in Solebury set apart to his father in 1760, on 
August 2, 1762 ; inherited it at the death of his father in 
1805 and lived there all his life. Though a birthright 
member of the Society of Friends and probably kept up 
his association with and attendance on their meetings, 
he married, before John Wilson, Esquire, a Justice of 
the Peace of Buckingham, on December 4, 1800, Cynthia 
Morton, who survived him many years, dying October 
14, 1859, at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 14 days. He 
died August 26, 1836. 

Issue of Jonathan and Cynthia (Morton) Ely: — 

362. Seneca Ely, bom January 21, 1802; died February 

17, 1835 ; married Sarah Pearson. See Sixth Gen- 

363. Jonathan Ely, born April 27, 1804 ; died February 7, 

1864; married Mary Lee. See Sixth Generation. 

364. Elizabeth Ely, born July 12, 1806; died April 4, 

1866, unmarried. 

365. Sarah Ely, born June 14, 1809, died in Philadelphia, 

January 27, 1882. Both Elizabeth and Sarah Ely 
contributed a number of articles on social and 
domestic economy to local publications. They 
took an active interest in the Anti-slavery cause, 
and in other philanthropic questions. After the 
death of her sister, Sarah resided in Philadelphia, 
and was a member of the ** Peace Society" and 
an advocate of social and moral reforms. 

366. Isaiah Ely, born April 21, 1811; died June 8, 1861; 

married, 1836, Mercy Woolston Bye, born April, 
1812, and still living (1906). They had issue, one 

Helen Corson Ely, bom February 28, 1837 ; died 
October 7, 1889; married William Flitcraft, 
and their only child, 

Helen M. Flitcraft, resides in Philadelphia. 
She has in her possession the original 
Oath of Allegiance, to the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania and the United Colonies, 
subscribed to by Joshua Ely, Jr., in 1778. 


367. Letitia Ely, born January 24, 1814; died April 2, 


368. Cynthia Ely, born April 1, 1820; died October 3, 


(116) HANNAH ELY, youngest daughter of Joshua 
and Elizabeth (Hughes) Ely, bom September 24, 1766; 
married, first, her cousin John Kitchin (129), son of Wil- 
liam and Sarah (Ely) Kitchin, and had six children, 
viz: — 

369. Sarah Kitchin. 

370. Dr. Ely Kitchin, born January 31, 1784; died Febru- 

ary 24, 1842; married, April 16, 1827, Rebecca 
Cowell. Dr. Kitchin was commissioned Clerk of 
the Orphans' Court and Court of Quarter Ses- 
sions of Bucks County and served until the ex- 
piration of Governor Schulte's term during the 
following year. Dr. Ely and Rebecca (Cowell) 
Kitchin had issue : — 

Sarah Kitchin, born March 14, 1828; married 
Thomas Kitchin. 

Samuel Kitchin, born September 29, 1830. 

Mary Kitchin, born March 21, 1833. 

371. Jonathan Kitchin, bom 1787; died April 16, 1860; 

married Elizabeth Walton, and had issue : — 
Ely Kitchin, born August 14, 1815; died July 
11, 1890; married Mary Holcomb, March 4, 
1846, and had, 
Kate, wife of S. Smith Ege, of Hopewell, 

Asher W. 

Lizzie A., wife of Joseph P. Schenck. 
Samuel L., 

and several others who died in childhood. 
Letitia Kitchin. 

Hannah Kitchin, married William Gresser. 
Findlay Kitchin. 

372. John Kitchin, born September 7, 1788; died May 

21, 1872; married Rachel Smith, bom April 19, 
1793, died March 18, 1888, and lived on a farm in 
Solebury. They had issue: — 


Sarah Kitchin, bom April 7, 1813; died No- 
vember 26, 1890, unmarried. 

Susannah, born January 5, 1815 ; died July 22, 
1860 ; married Lucien Walton. 

Finley, born August 26, 1817; died October 2, 

Rebecca, born September 11, 1819; married, 
1841, Thomas Lancaster, and died June 11, 

Eizabeth, born February 17, 1822; died Janu- 
ary 3, 1867, unmarried. 

Seneca, born July 2, 1824 ; died August 9, 1895 ; 
married Jane Carey. 

Howard, born April 24, 1827; died May 5, 1887^ 
married Annie Michener, but had no issue. 

Joseph, born February 8, 1830; died April 8, 

Rachel Ann, born April 6, 1832 ; living in 1906, 

Catharine, born March 22, 1834; died January 
10, 1853. 

373. Hannah Kitchin, died unmarried. 

374. Henry Kitchin, died unmarried. 

John Kitchin, Sr., died in 1791, and his widow Hannah 
(Ely) Kitchin married, second, November 11, 1795, 
Oliver Hampton, a widower with one son. She died No- 
vember 28, 1822. By Oliver Hampton she had issue: — 

375. Hannah Hampton, born August 31, 1796 ; died June 

1, 1846 ; married Lloyd. 

Elizabeth and two other daughters both named Ann, 
died in childhood. 

376. Elizabeth Hampton, born September, 1803; died, 

January 23, 1851; married Cyrus Betts, son of 
Isaac and Tamar, of Solebury, and had issue: — 

Oliver Betts. 

Martha Betts, died unmarried. 

Ellen Betts, died unmarried. 

Richard C. Betts, married Lizzie Scarborough. 

Thomas Betts, married Alice Wheeling. 

Franklin Betts, married Emma Harper. 

377. Martha Hampton, born April 29, 1805; died No- 

vember 25, 1882 ; married Adam Anthony. 


378. Oliver Hampton, born September 28, 1807 ; married 

Rachel Good. 

(117) JOSEPH ELY, eldest son of George and Sarah 
(Magill) Ely, of Solebury, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 
received from his father the farm at Rabbit Run, adjoin- 
ing the homestead on the southeast, and lived all his 
life thereon, dying September 9, 1820, at the age of sixty- 
one years. He married, March 12, 1783, Mary Whitson, 
who died March 7, 1833. 

Issue of Joseph and Mary (Whitson) Ely: — • 

379. Anna Ely, born August 1, 1785; died January 16, 

1850; married John Magill. See Sixth Genera- 

380. Charles Ely, born March 4, 1787 ; died June 18, 1855 ; 

married Rachel Sands. See Sixth Generation. 

381. Thomas Ely, born September 1, 1788 ; died January 

18, 1790. 

382. Sarah Ely, born August 7, 1790; died March 27, 

1849 ; married John Walton. 

383. Tacy Ely, born September 22, 1792; died September 

14, 1866; married. May 22, 1821, David Balderston. 

384. Joseph Ely, born November 16, 1794 ; died March 2, 

1885 ; married, March 19, 1823, Ann Nickelson. 

385. Mary Ely, born August 13, 1797 ; died September 7, 

1867; married Cyrus Smith. 

386. Jane Ely, born August 20, 1800 ; married Jesse Hal- 

lowell, and moved to Chester County, later to Wil- 
mington, Delaware. They had issue: — 

Margaret Ann Hallowell, married Moses Brin- 

Mary Hallowell, married Caleb Hood. 

Rebecca Hallowell, married Jeremiah Starr. 

Joseph Hallowell, married Elizabeth Pyle. 

387. Elizabeth Ely, born October 24, 1802; died Febru- 

ary 12, 1874; married, October 8, 1831, Jeremiah 

388. Oliver Ely, born November 13, 1806 ; married April 

9, 1829, Susannah Twining. 

(118) JANE ELY, eldest daughter of George and 
Sarah (Magill) Ely of Solebury, Bucks County, Pa., born 


on the old homestead January 5, 1764; married, June 
9, 1784, Benjamin Paxson, son of Joseph and Mary 
(Heston) Paxson, born November 10, 1761, died June 
27, 1828. They removed first to Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania, and later to Columbiana County, Ohio. Jane 
(Ely) Paxson died August 13, 1837. 
Issue of Benjamin and Jane (Ely) Paxson: — 

389. Isaiah Paxson, married Lydia Mendenhall. 

390. Matilda Paxson, born June 16, 1786; died October 

2, 1802, unmarried. 

391. William Paxson, married Marah Morgan. 

392. Benjamin Ely Paxson, married, first, Sarah Mitch- 

ell; second, Abigail Neeley. A son, Joseph M. 
Paxson, living at Pennville, Indiana, 1905. 

393. Sarah Paxson, married, first, Joshua Mendenhall; 

second, Ellis Davis. 

394. Martha Paxson, died in childhood. 

395. Mary Paxson, died in childhood. 

396. Jane Paxson, married at West Chester, February 

5, 1816, Edward H. Hall, and they removed to 
Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1820. She married, 
second, Abraham Heston. Had ten children by 
the first and three by the second marriage. 

397. Joseph Paxson, married Jane Parry. 

398. George Paxson. 

399. Esther Paxson. 

400. Eachel Paxson, married Eli Perry. 

(120) AMOS ELY, son of George and Sarah (Magill) 
Paxson of Solebury, bom February 6, 1769; married, 
in 1791, Deborah Whitson, daughter of Thomas and 
Elizabeth Whitson, born October 19, 1769 ; died February 
9, 1823. Amos died August 20, 1847. 

Issue of Amos and Deborah (Whitson) Ely: — 

401. Letitia Ely, born May 8, 1792; died, unmarried, 

March 5, 1884. 

402. Elizabeth Ely, born January 12, 1794; died Febru- 

ary 12, 1873; became the second wife of Mahlon 
Briggs, two of whose daughters by a former mar- 
riage to Amy Dawes, married Elys. He died Feb- 
ruary 7, 1868, aged 78 years and 9 months. He 
had issue by Elizabeth, three children, viz : — 


Deborah Briggs, born September 1, 1829; mar- 
ried James M. Robinson, but had no children. 

Joseph W. Briggs, born July 5, 1832, died un- 
married, 1905. 

Elizabeth Briggs, born September 9, 1839 ; mar- 
ried James Bissey, his second wife; has no 

403. George Ely, born January 30, 1796 ; died August 24, 

1863 ; married, April 15, 1819, Phebe Smith. 

404. Thomas Ely, born February 1, 1798; died October 

29, 1875 ; married April 7, 1830, Mary Ely, daugh- 
ter of Asher and Eleanor (Holcomb) Ely (No. 


405. Whitson Ely, born January 6, 1800; died May 18, 

1871; married, first, November 10, 1827, Eliza 
Wall, daughter of George and Prudence (Clos- 
son) Wall, who died October, 1839; and, second, 
March 19, 1842, Eliza Ely, daughter of Asher and 

Eleanor (No. ). By his first wife he had 

issue : — 

Mary Jane Ely, bom January 20, 1829; mar- 
ried Isaac H. Worstall. 

Julia Ann, born April 18, 1831; married Alex- 
ander Lefferts. 

Watson, born June 28, 1835, unmarried. 

Jefferson, born December 1, 1836. 
By the second wife, Whitson had one son, 

Allen Ely, married Martha Allen. 

406. Seth Ely, born February 14, 1802; died December 

4, 1808. 

407. Deborah Ely, born August 3, 1804; died December 

12, 1808. 

408. Anna Ely, born December 3, 1806; died December 

19, 1808. 

409. Amos Ely, Jr., born January 22, 1809; died Febru- 

ary 23, 1863 ; married, November 17, 1842, Eliza- 
beth Smith, daughter of Cyrus and Mary (Ely) 
Smith, and had issue : — 

Edwin S. Ely, born August 24, 1846. 

Cyrus S., born April 10, 1848; died February 
17, 1899; married. 


Lucretia, born June 10, 1850; married, March 

13, 1878, Joseph P. Chandler. 
Clinton, born October 18, 1861 ; died September 

3, 1884. 

410. Henry Ely, born April 29, 1811 ; died at Peoria, Illi- 

nois, May 22, 1885; married Mary Adams, and 
had issue : — 

Julia Ann. 


Emily S. 

(121) GEORGE ELY, son of George and Sarah (Ma- 
gill) Ely of Solebury, born July 25, 1772; married, No- 
vember 14, 1798, Sarah Smith, daughter of Robert and 
Elizabeth Smith, and resided on the old Solebury home- 
stead until his death, April 27, 1836. His widow died 
January 10, 1854, in her 84th year. 

Issue of George and Sarah (Smith) Ely: — 

411. Robert Ely, born October 19, 1799; died May 5, 

1877 ; married Elizabeth Brinton. 

412. Timothy Ely, born May 8, 1801 ; died September 13, 


413. Gervas Ely, born December 5, 1803; drowned while 

operating a sail-boat on the Delaware at Lambert- 
ville, April 27, 1843; married, Mary Woolston, 
who died April 6, 1829; children all died in in- 

414. Esther Ely, born May 19, 1805 ; died September 14, 


415. Smith Ely, born February 28, 1807; died January 

17, 1888 ; married, first, Abigail Marshall ; second, 

Almena Perrine. See forward. 
415a. Mercy Ely, born February 10, 1813 ; died January 

20, 1898 ; married Wm. Lloyd. 
415b. Matilda Ely, born May 7, 1809; died September 27, 


416. George Ely, born January 11, 1815; died February 

25, 1879 ; married Elizabeth Van Harter. 

(122) WILLIAM ELY, son of George and Sarah (Ma- 
gill) Ely of Solebury, born November 26, 1774; married 


in 1802, Rebecca Smith, daughter of Robert and Eliza- 
beth, and settled on his father 's farm in Newtown Town- 
ship, Bucks County. He died January, 1851, and his 
wife, born April 16, 1774, died January 5, 1835. They 
had issue : — 

417. Gilbert Webb Ely, born November 17, 1804; died 

in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pa., 
September 21, 1889; married, November 4, 1828, 
Sarah D. Corson. 

418. Jane S. Ely, married George Buckman. 

419. Mary S. Ely, died unmarried. 

420. Eliza F. Ely, married Jacob Wilson Ely, son of 

Hugh and Hannah (Wilson) Ely, No. . She 

died June 4, 1829, at the age of eighteen, leav- 
ing a son: — 

Isaac W. Ely, who married Mary Hall. 

421. Clayton P. Ely, married Eliza Fowler. 

(123) AARON ELY, son of George and Sarah (Ma- 
gill) Ely of Solebury, born August 24, 1777; married, 
March 18, 1802, Alada Brittain, born July 24, 1777, 
daughter of William Brittain of Amwell, Hunterdon 
County, New Jersey. She died April 12, 1848, and he 
on May 20, 1851. They had issue, as follows : — 

422. Sarah Ely, born February 2, 1803; married Morris 

Mathews, and had issue : — 
Aaron Ely Mathews, married Sarah Snyder. 
Morris Mathews, Jr., married Josephine Ely. 
Alada Mathews, married Thomas Steelman. 
Elizabeth Mathews, died yoimg. 
Hiram Ely Mathews, married Cornelius 

Sarah Ely Mathews, married Charles Mount. 

423. Hiram Ely, born October 18, 1804; died March 9, 

1875; married Gulielma Penn Briggs, daughter 
of Mahlon and Amy (Dawes) Briggs. 

424. Mary Eliza Ely, born 29th of October, 1806 ; never 


425. Britton Ely, born February 16, 1812; died Decem- 

ber 5, 1897; married Amy Ann Briggs, daughter 
of Mahlon and Amy (Dawes) Briggs. 


426. Rebecca Ely, born February 16, 1812 ; twin of Brit- 

ton; died June 17, 1838; married Daniel Poulson 
of New Jersey, who died May 13, 1890, aged 88 

(125) MARK ELY, ninth child of George and Sarah 
(Magill) Ely, was born on the old homestead in Solebury, 
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, September 18, 1781. His 
father devised him a small farm, out of the Pike Tract, 
adjoining the homestead on the southeast, and he lived 
there until his death, on September 27, 1834. He mar- 
ried, first, June 2, 1802, Hannah Johnson, born 1781, died 
July, 1813; and, second, on December 12, 1815, Rachel 
Hambleton, born May 23, 1789, died August 21, 1878, 
daughter of James and Elizabeth (Paxson) Hambleton 
of Solebury. 

Issue of Mark and Hannah (Johnson) Ely: — 

427. Martha Paxson Ely, born June, 1803; died at the 

age of fifteen years. 

428. Sidney P. Ely, born December 12, 1806; died Febru- 

ary, 1837 ; married Elias Hall, and had four chil- 
dren, viz : — 

Lucilla Hall, born October, 1829 ; married John 

Mark Ely Hall, born March 4, 1830; resides at 
Carversville, Pa.; married Phebe Allen, and 
has issue ; — 
Priscilla Hall. 

Ruth Hall, married Harry McKinstry. 
Frank Hall. 
Townsend Hall, born May, 1833; married his 

cousin, Maria Hall. 
Mary Hall, born 1835. 

429. Rachel Ely, bom December 12, 1808, died July 30, 

1857 ; married Amos C. Paxson. 

430. Sarah Ann Ely, born March 24, 1811 ; died June 18, 

1887; married, first, March 14, 1832, Joseph 
Lownes; second, April 21, 1849, Samuel Cooper. 
Issue of Mark and Rachel (Hambleton) Ely: — 

431. James H. Ely, born November 6, 1816 ; died Septem- 

ber 28, 1905; married, March 2, 1844, "Emmeline 

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Silhouettes taken in 1835 


432. Isaac Ely, born May 24, 1819; died March 2, 1898; 

married, December 25, 1841, Mary Magill. 

433. Cyrus Ely, born September 27, 1821 ; died December 

5, 1831. 

434. Mary Ely, born July 20, 1823, living 1906; married, 

1862, Howard H. Paxson, his second wife. They 
had issue, one child : — 

Mary Anna Paxson, born June 18, 1863; mar- 
ried October 16, 1884, Harvey Warner, and 
they have issue, one child : — 

Harvey Warner, born January 2, 1886. 

435. Amy W. Ely, born March 16, 1826; died in Cali- 

fornia, September 8, 1898 ; married, September 5, 
1853, Isaac H. Worstall, his second wife. 

436. Mercy P. Ely, born November 22, 1828 ; died 

married, November 27, 1850, William 

H. McDowell. 

(126) MATHIAS ELY, son of George and Sarah 
(Magill) Ely, born September — , 1783; died November 
29, 1838; married, first, Mary Broadhurst, daughter of 
Thomas Broadhurst of Buckingham, Bucks County, and, 
second, Hannah (Egan) Whitson, widow of Burd Whit- 
son. His children, all by the first wife, were : — 

437. Keziah, bom December 29, 1807. 

438. Paxson Ely, born July 31, 1809. 

439. Mary Ely, bom September 10, 1812; married, first, 

in 1834, Benjamin Watson; second, Seneca 
Coates ; had one child by first marriage : — 

Edwin Watson, of Lower Makefield, Bucks 
County, Pa. 

440. Thomas B. Ely, bom February 16, 1814; married 

Sarah Ann Betts, and had six children, viz : — 

Mary Anna Ely, married David Lippincott. 

Watson Ely. 

Keziah Ely, married Joseph Frederick. 

Hannah Ely, married John Fretz, no children. 

Isaac Ely, married Anna Black, and had daugh- 
ters, Mary, Fanny and Mabel. 

Emma Ely, married Joseph Kirk, of Warmin- 
ster, Bucks County ; no children. 


441. Joseph B. Ely, born December 7, 1815; died No- 

vember 23, 1883; married Louisa Jones, bom 
March 11, 1825; died December 10, 1899. They 
had issue: — 

Edward W. Ely, born December 28, 1850; mar- 
ried Louisa Walton, born March 8, 1851; 
no children. 
Preston J. Ely, born June 21, 1854; died Janu- 
ary 26, 1894 ; married Elizabeth Righter, and 
had two children: — 
John Ely. 
Edward W. Ely, Jr. 

Elizabeth Ely, born ; died 

; married Gilbert Ettenger. 

(127) AM AS A ELY, youngest child of George and 
Sarah (Magill) Ely of Solebury, born November 12, 1787, 
lived the greater part of his life in Lambertville, New 
Jersey ; died September 19, 1854. He married, first, No- 
vember 10, 1810, Elizabeth Brittain, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Elizabeth Brittain of Amwell, sister to his 
brother Aaron's wife Alada; he married, second, Alada 
Brittain, a niece of his first wife, and daughter of John 
and Grace Brittain, the latter of whom died in Lambert- 
ville, N. J., April 28, 1880, at the age of 101 years and 6 
months. Alada (Brittain) Ely was bom in Amwell, New 
Jersey, April 26, 1806, and died February 18, 1876. 

Issue of Amasa and Elizabeth (Brittain) Ely: — 

442. William B. Ely, born March 7, 1812; died August 

1, 1892; married October 22, 1833, Elizabeth P. 

443. Theodore Ely, born March 19, 1817 ; died voung. 

444. Horace Ely, born May 18, 1822; died February 28, 

1866; married Clara M. Atkinson. 
Issue of Amasa and Alada (Brittain) Ely: — 

445. Elizabeth Ely, born November 19, 1829; died Sep 

tember 14, 1876; married, October 3, 1861, Wil- 
liam C. Blackfan, of Solebury. 

446. Elwood Ely, bom July 25, 1833. 

447. John B. Ely, born October 10, 1836; died March 21, 

1885 ; married Annie Thompson, of Philadelphia. 


448. Samuel B. Ely, born October 10, 1836; died in Paris, 

France, May 31, 1887; married Anna Simons, of 

(128) EEBECCA KITCHIN, eldest child of WUliam 
and Sarah (Ely) Kitchin, married Joseph Eastburn, of 
Solebury, son of Joseph and Mary (Wilson) Eastburn, 
born July 16, 1754; died May 16, 1813. They were mar- 
ried September 10, 1777, and took up their residence on 
the farm occupied by their great-grandson Eastburn 
Reeder until his death in 1908, adjoining the land owned 
by the Elys' in the Pike tract. Rebecca died February, 

Issue of Joseph and Rebecca (Kitchin) Eastburn: — 

449. Elizabeth Eastburn, bom September 13, 1778; died 

September 7, 1833; married, in 1802, Merrick 

450. Letitia Eastburn, bom July 31, 1780 ; died December 

1, 1833, unmarried. 

451. Sarah Eastburn, born December 12, 1782 ; died Sep- 

tember 26, 1862, unmarried. 

452. Charles Eastburn, born April 12, 1785; died May 13, 

452a. Mercy Eastburn, born July 13, 1787. 

453. Hannah Eastburn, born September 19, 1791; died 

February, 1815, unmarried. 

454. Mary Eastburn, born December 2, 1795; died May, 

1828, unmarried. 

(129) JOHN KITCHIN, only son of William and 
Sarah (Ely) Kitchin, married his cousin Hannah Ely, 
No. 116, under which number an account of their descend- 
ants are given. 

(130) MARY ELY, eldest child of John and Mary 
(Simcock) Ely, bom June 21, 1766; married, March 10, 
1790, John Paxson, son of Henry Paxson, of Solebury, 
born August 27, 1766 ; died November 22, 1827. Mary, 
died August 21, 1842. They had issue : — 

455. Ely Paxson, born May 9, 1791 ; died in Ohio, April 

6, 1879; married, first, Letitia Morton; and, sec- 
ond, on July 7, 1821, Nancy Bennett. Had issue 
by second wife : — 

Henry Paxson, bom October 17, 1823 ; married, 


April 18, 1855, Maria Leader and had twelve 
children, all born in Ohio. 
Morris Paxson, born September 26, 1825 ; mar- 
ried Maria Shipman; second, Emily Yocum, 
on December 16, 1867 ; had seven children by 
first marriage and three by second. 

456. Henry Paxson, born April 21, 1795 ; died September 

27, 1806. 

457. Sarah Paxson, born October 17, 1797 ; died January 

24, 1852; married February 20, 1828, Thomas 
Livezey, born April 16, 1790; died June 3, 1833. 
They had issue but one child: — 

John P. Livezey, born November 18, 1828 ; mar- 
ried, first, Cynthia Cooper, and, second, Anne 

458. Elizabeth Paxson, died young. 

(131) ASHER ELY, eldest son of John and Sarah 
(Simcock) Ely, born in the house erected by his grand- 
father Joshua Ely, in 1750, and still occupied by his 
descendants of the name, on July 11, 1768, purchased the 
homestead of his father April 23, 1808, and spent his 
whole life there. He also purchased, in 1822, of his 
cousin John Ely, the adjoining farm in the Pike Tract. 
He married, in 1791, Eleanor Holcombe, daughter of 
John and Mary (Green) Holcombe, born March 11, 1770; 
died August 18, 1856, one year and six days after the 
death of her husband. 

Issue of Asher and Eleanor (Holcombe) Ely: — 

459. John H. Ely, born March 6, 1792; died October 16, 

1865; married, first, Elizabeth Pownall; second, 
Elizabeth Kipell. 

460. Sarah Ely, born December 28, 1793; died on the 

homestead of which she was joint owner with her 
brother Daniel, August 14, 1873, unmarried. 

461. Daniel Ely, born October 27, 1795; died on the 

homestead, where he had always lived, March 14, 
1886; married, September 2, 1873, Sarah Cox, 
who died December 15, 1896. They had issue, one 
son: — 

William L. Elv, who resides on the homestead; 
married, March 23, 1898, Nettie Wilson, 


daughter of James and Mary (Holcombe) 
Wilson. They had no children. ' 

462. Mary Ely, born October 28, 1800 ; married her cousin 

Thomas Ely, No. 404. 

463. Eliza Ely, born January 19, 1803; died February 

17, 1875; married her cousin Whitson Ely, No. 

464. Holcombe Ely, born March 27, 1809; died July 8, 

1894; married Rebecca Pickering. 

465. Henry P. Ely, M.D., born December 15, 1812; 

studied medicine with Dr. Richard D. Corson, of 
New Hope, and graduated at the University of 
Pennsylvania, and settled at Medford, Burling- 
ton County, N. J., in 1833, and built up an exten- 
sive practice there, and was prominently identi- 
fied with public affairs; one of projectors of the 
railroad from Mt. Holly to Medford; died there 
January 9, 1873; married, February, 1844, Mary 
Reeve, daughter of Josiah Reeve, of Burlington 
County, by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Elizabeth Richardson, of Middletown, 
Bucks County, Pa. Mrs. Ely died at Medford, 
October 28, 1886, at the age of 81 years. 

(135) PHINEAS ELY, eldest son of John Ely of 
Solebury, by his second wife Margaret Richards, 
born March 18, 1779, lived at the time of his death in the 
neighborhood of Carversville, Solebury Township, Bucks 
County. He died April 10, 1814. His wife, Deborah 
Moore, died May 11, 1821, at the age of thirty-nine years. 
They were married in New Jersey, April 23, 1803, before 
David Bishop, a Justice of the Peace. 

Issue of Phineas and Deborah (Moore) Ely: — 

466. Jesse Ely, born about 1805; died in Clermont 

County, Ohio, early in the '50 's; married Mary 
Anna (Shaner) Binkley, a widow. 

467. Pamelia Ely, born about 1810; died May 9, 1844; 

married James Stryker, of New Jersey. No fur- 
ther record. 

468. Louisa Ely, married, first, Williamson; sec- 

ond, Dr. Fraley. No further record. 

469. Isaac Ely. No further record. 


(136) SAMUEL ELY, second son of John and Mar- 
garet (Richards) Ely, of Solebury, Bucks County, born 
October 23, 1780; was married before Justice John 
Coryell, of Am well. New Jersey, February 2, 1800, to 
Grace Haveland, who died in 1857. They had issue : — 

470. Phineas Ely, born November 29, 1800; died March 

24, 1850; married, first, October 8, 1821, Eleanor 
Titus, who died November 8, 1829; second, Mary 

471. Elihu Ely, born September 4, 1803; died March, 

1872; married, 1830, Lavinia Casselberry, and 
removed to Muncy, Pa., later to Williamsport. 
They had issue : — 

Margaret Ely, born January 11, 1831. 

Amelia Ely, born September 27, 1834; married 


Winfield S. Ely, born December 28, 1848 ; mar- 
ried, October 22, 1872, . 

472. Euphemia Ely, born November 10, 1805; married, 

first, December 8, 1824, Jesse Carver, of Plum- 
stead, Bucks County, born 1797, died 1838, and, 
second, Emily Gilbert. 

473. Lydia Ely, born October 5, 1808; married, 1825, 

Mahlon W. Slack, born March 31, 1800, died 1836. 

474. Lavinia Ely, born October 4, 1811; married Jesse 

Houston, and removed to Allegheny City, Pa. 

475. Jared Ely, born July 12, 1812 ; married, September 

20, 1855, Hannah Sutton. 

(138) HUGH ELY, youngest son of John and Mar- 
garet (Richards) Ely of Solebury, born November 5, 
1783, was a clockmaker and resided in the village of 
New Hope. He was considered an expert in the manufac- 
ture of the tall "grandfather's clocks" so common in 
that day and many of his manufacture are still in use 
in his native county and elsewhere. He died January 6, 
1829. His wife was Hannah Wilson, daughter of Isaac 
Wilson, and they had issue: — 

477. Jacob Wilson Ely, who married Eliza F. Ely, (420) 
daughter of William and Rebecca (Smith) Ely, 
and had issue, Isaac W. and Josephine Ely, who 
married Morris Mathews, son of Morris and 
Sarah (Ely) Mathews (424). 


478. Margaret Ely, married William N. Allen. 

479. Ellis Ely, removed to Galveston, Texas. 

480. Stephen Ely, married Mary Thorn, and had issue 

Edward and Hannah. 

481. Howard Ely, married Mary Herring, and had is- 

sue: — 

Margaret Ely, married Robert Burchell. 
Isaac Wilson Ely, married Martha Sayre. 
Elizabeth Ely, married George Brooks. 
Katharine Ely, married Charles Mclntyre. 
Virginia Ely, married Alban Clegg. 
Morris H. Ely. 
Mary Ely, married Thomas Addis. 

482. John Ely, married Martha St. Clair, of Allentown, 

New Jersey, and had issue: — 
Fannie Ely. 
Frank Ely. 

483. Hannah Ely, married Charles Norcross. 

(141) HANNAH ELY, daughter of Hugh and Eliza- 
beth (Wilson) Ely, born June 30, 1771; died January 3, 
1823 ; married Samuel Harrold, and had issue : — 

484. Elizabeth Harrold, died unmarried in Maryland. 

485. Joseph Harrold, married Sarah Ely, daughter of 

Abner (349). 

486. Hannah Harrold, married Silas Twining. 

487. Sarah Harrold, married Paul. 

488. Mary Harrold, died unmarried. 

489. Hugh Harrold, died in Maryland, unmarried. 

490. John Harrold. 

491. Charles Harrold. 

(142) JOHN ELY, son of Hugh and Elizabeth (Wil- 
son) Ely, bom March 9, 1778; died July 28, 1826; mar- 
ried, November 11, 1801, Rachel Hartley, daughter of 
Anthony Hartley, of Buckingham. He inherited the 
farm in Solebury devised to his father, but sold it in 1822 
and thereafter lived in Plumstead and Buckingham, 
Bucks County. They had four children : — 

492. Hannah Ely, born February 21, 1802; married 

Moses Fell, at Plumstead Meeting, August 15, 
1822. He was bom April 8, 1797, and died March 


31, 1887, and she died February 26, 1890. They 
had four children, viz : — 

Annie E., born June 8, 1823 ; married, December 

22, 1847, Isaac Saxton, and had one child, 

Walter G. Saxton. 
Rachel, born June 9, 1825; married Mordecai 

Carman. She died without issue, in 1873. 
John E., born April 1, 1827; married, first, 

Lydia S. Powell, and, second, her sister, 

Powell ; had four children. 
Mary A., born February 24, 1830; married Zac- 

cheus H. Powell, a Minister of the Society of 

Friends, and had four children. 
Joseph S., died at the age of five years. 
Elwood, born December 31, 1843; married 

Lovicy Aikins, and had seven children : Maud, 

Isabel, Annie, Mary, Howard Ely, Josephine 

and Louise. 

493. David Ely, born August 29, 1803 ; died at the age of 

two weeks. 

494. Elias Ely, born August 29, 1803; married Polly 

Landon, and had two children, John and David. 

495. Hugh Ely, born April 27, 1805 ; married, first, Sarah 

Hustead, and, second, Clemanza Lawrence. Had 
one son by last marriage, viz : — 
Irwin Ely. 

(144) LOUISE E. F. DE HART, daughter of John 
and Sarah (Dagworthy) De Hart; married John W. Pat- 
terson, of New Jersey, and removed to Virginia. Their 
daughter, Lucy Patterson, married Thomas Mann Ran- 
dolph of Tuckahoe Plantation, Virginia, and Louisa Ran- 
dolph, daughter of Thomas Mann and Lucy (Patterson) 
Randolph, married George W. Mayo of Virginia. Mrs. 
Mayo has in her possession the regimental suit worn by 
her great granduncle. Captain Ely Dagworthy, and be- 
queathed by him to his nephew John De Hart, her grand- 

(148) NATHANIEL MITCHELL, son of James and 
Margaret (Dagworthy) Mitchell and grandson of John 
and Sarah (Ely) Dagworthy, born in Sussex County, 


Delaware, in 1753, became a Captain in the Delaware 
Regiment of the ''Flying Camp" in 1776, under Colonel 
Samuel Patterson, and at the close of his term of enlist- 
ment in that regiment, December 1, 1776, re-enlisted, and 
was later Captain and Major in Colonels Grayson's and 
Gist's Additional Regiments in the Continental Line, 
from Delaware, and subsequently was Brigade-Major, 
and Inspector-General, to General Peter Muhlenberg. 
He retired from the service, January 1, 1781, but was 
taken and held as a prisoner of war the following year, 
and later paroled. He was a delegate to the Continental 
Congress from Delaware, 1786-1788, and in 1805 was 
elected Governor of Delaware and served until 1808. 
He was an original member of the Delaware Society of 
the Cincinnati. He died in 1814, and was buried at the 
old Protestant Episcopal Churchyard at Broad Creek. 
A number of his descendants reside in Philadelphia. 

(151) JOHN ELY, eldest son of John and Sarah 
(Coryell) Ely, of Amwell, New Jersey, born October 22, 
1778; died September 3, 1830; married Mary Starkey, 
daughter of Timothy and Margaret Starkey, in 1808, 
and removed to Frankford, Philadelphia, in 1816, and 
later to Putnam County, Ohio. 

Children of John and Mary (Starkey) Ely: — 

496. William Coryell Ely, born May 29, 1809; no further 

record. *'An adopted son, William Ely," is re- 
referred to in will of Cornelius Ely, below. 

497. Hannah G. Ely, born January 19, 1811, drowned in 

Frankford Creek when a child. 

498. Fannie Ely, born March 8, 1813; died May 25, 1875. 

499. Andrew Jackson Ely, born March 20, 1815 ; no fur- 

ther record. 

500. James Ely, born March 10, 1817 ; no further record. 

501. Cornelius Ely, born August 13, 1819; died in in- 


502. Henry Ely, born November 9, 1820 ; died December 

22, 1867. 

503. John Ely, born , 1827 ; no further record. 

(152) CORNELIUS ELY, son of John and Sarah 
(Coryell) Ely, born in Amwell, New Jersey, April 30, 
1781; was a lumber merchant at New Hope, Bucks 


County, and died there October 14, 1834. His will, dated 
July 7, 1834, devised his estate to his only child Harrison, 
a minor, and in case of the death of the latter without 
issue, to the children of his son John, deceased, then liv- 
ing in Putnam County, Ohio, '' including his adopted 
son William Ely." His estate, however, proved in- 
solvent. His only child, 

504. Harrison Ely, born May 18, 1815, went on a whal- 

ing voyage at about the time of his father's de- 
cease and was never afterwards heard from. 

(155) JOSEPH ELY, second son of Col. George Ely, 
Shamokin, Pa., by his wife Susanna Farley, born in New 
Jersey, January 6, 1772, removed with his parents to 
Northumberland County, after the Revolution, married 
there, Martha Williams. He died September 20, 1846, 
and his wife February 11, 1853. 

Children of Joseph and Martha (Williams) Ely: — 

505. Ralph C. Ely, born August 28, 1811; married, in 

1830, Elizabeth Wolverton. See forward. 

506. Giles Ely; no further record. 

507. Hetty Ely; no further record. 

508. Martha Ely ; no further record. 

(156) GEORGE ELY, son of Col. George and Susanna 
(Farley) Ely, born in New Jersey, June 16, 1776; re- 
moved to Northumberland County, Pa., with his par- 
ents ; married, December 12, 1798, Joanna Campbell, who 
was born June 16, 1777. They resided on a farm in 
Northumberland county, supposedly near the residence of 
his father, as he was named as one of the executors of the 
latter 's will, in 1820. George Ely died in September, 
1827, and his widow, Joanna, in September, 1844. Then 
living in Columbia County, Pa. 

Children of George and Joanna (Campbell) Ely: — 

509. Mary Ely, bom June 12, 1800; married, December 

15, 1819, George E. Rittenhouse, her cousin, son 
of her father's sister Catharine. 

510. Joseph Ely, bom January 15, 1802 ; died December 

24, 1879; married Catharine Reed. See forward. 

511. William Ely, born March 5, 1809; died 1861; mar- 

ried Sarah Campbell. See forward. 


512. Robert Ely, born May 20, 1805. No further record. 

513. Sarah Ann Ely, born April 4, 1809; no further 


514. Catharine Ely, born November 1, 1810; no further 


515. Jeanette, born June 12, 1812 ; no further record. 

516. Elizabeth, born May 1, 1814 ; no further record. 

517. Esther, born April 27, 1816 ; no further record. 

518. Harriet, born November 10, 1822 ; no further record. 

(157) CALEB ELY, born in New Jersey, April 2, 
1778, fourth son of Col. George and Susanna (Farley) 
Ely, removed to Northumberland County, Pa., with his 
parents; married Jeanette Campbell in 1798, and lived 
and died in that county. He died in 1851. 

Children of Caleb and Jeanette (Campbell) Ely; — 

519. Samuel Ely, born May 14, 1799; died in Fulton 

County, Ohio, 1887 ; married Mary A. Lamberson, 
in 1822, and had one daughter, Harriet Ely. 

520. Obadiah Ely, born February 1, 1801, died in Morrow 

County, Ohio, 1874; married, 1822, Mary Fox, 
and had children, John, Caleb, Charles, Rilla, 
Elizabeth and Sarah. 

521. John Ely, born December 20, 1802; died 1835; mar- 

ried, and had two daughters. 

522. Esther Ely, born June 16, 1804; died in Noble 

County, Indiana; married, 1824, John Cline, had 
five sons and four daughters. 

523. Susan Ely, born April 26, 1806; died in Northum- 

berland County, Pa., 1865 ; married, 1826, Newton 
Boone, and had children, William, Townsend, 
Clinton, Martha, Sarah and Hannah. 

524. Elizabeth Ely, born April 26, 1809; died in Fulton 

County, Ohio, 1880; married, in 1825, Harmon 
Shipman, and had children, Delilah, Ely, Samuel, 
Hester J., and Hamilton. The latter has sons, 
George and Charles, residing at Fayette, Ohio. 

525. Sarah Ely, born September 25, 1810; married 1832, 

Benjamin Persing, and moved to Fulton County, 
Ohio, in 1845. She died in 188L They had issue. 
See forward. 


526. Joanna Ely, born June 11, 1812; died in Michigan, 

1878; married, 1831, William McCluckin, and had 
children, Newton, Harmon, Jane, Elizabeth, Mel- 
vin, and Ruth. 

527. Mary Ely, born July 12, 1814; died, Williams 

County, Ohio, 1890; married, 1834, Abraham 
Reeder, and had children, John, Elizabeth, Sarah 
J., and Letitia. 

528. Charity Ely, born February 25, 1817 ; died, Fulton 

County, Ohio, 1886; married, 1838, Edward Lam- 
bertson, and had children, Asher, William, Wes- 
ley, Annie, and Sabina. 

529. Caleb Ely, Jr., born July 3, 1819; died, Williams 

County, Ohio, 1896; married, 1838, Catharine 
Shipman, and had children, Isaac, Joseph, Foster, 
Jane, Susan, James, Alice, and Shipman. 

530. James Ely, bom July 14, 1821; died Northumber- 

land County, Pa., 1868; married , 

and had issue, William, Wesley, Asher, and Sarah 

(158) ESTHER ELY, daughter of Col. George and 
Susanna (Farley) Ely, born in New Jersey, about 1779, 
removed with her parents to Northumberland County, 
Pa., and married there John Bird, and had, among others, 
a son Charles Bird of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, and another son 
Asher Bird, who married Catharine Standback, and had 
children, Asher, married Etta Van Buskirk; Martha, 
married her cousin William C. Ely, son of William (511) 
and Sarah (Campbell) ; and Celia, married Bird Purcell, 
all the latter family of Fulton County, Ohio. 

(159) SAMUEL ELY, son of Col. George and Susanna 
(Farley) Ely, born in New Jersey, about 1782; removed 
with his parents to Northumberland County, Pa., and 
died about 1834. He married and had issue : — 

531. Jacob Ely, who died in Morrow County, Ohio. 

532. Asher Ely, lived and died in Williams County, Ohio ; 

his son Clinton was Postmaster at Bryan, Ohio, 
during President Harrison's administration; his 
other children were Columbus, Louisa, and 


533. Isaac Ely, of Williams County, Ohio, married 

Louisa Loutsenheiser, and had issue, a son 
George M., who married Alice McFarland, and 
lives in West Unity, Ohio, and two daughters, 

Ada, wife of George Ely, ( ), and Berenice, 

wife of William Colon. 

534. William Ely, who went to California in 1848. 

(160) ANN (or Nancy) ELY, youngest daughter of 
Col. George and Susanna (Farley) Ely, married Israel 
Thurston, and died in Ohio. No further record. 

(161) ASHER ELY, youngest son of Col. George and 
Susanna (Farley) Ely, was born after the removal of his 
parents to Pennsylvania, according to the testimony of 
his grandson, Hon. Lafayette G. Ely, of West Unity, 
Ohio, to whom we are indebted for much of the informa- 
tion in reference to the descendants of Col. George Ely. 
As he was born November 26, 1788, this helps to fix the 
approximate date of the removal of the family to North- 
umberland County, at about the date when a number of 
Bucks Countians settled in that county. Asher Ely re- 
ceived a fair common school education in the primitive 
schools of that locality, and followed the life of a farmer, 
the will of his father providing that Asher should culti- 
vate a portion of the land, and provide a home on the 
premises for his mother. He had been a soldier in the 
War of 1812, and received as such a warrant for govern- 
ment land, and about 1825, his mother having died in 
1821, he removed with his family to Knox County, Ohio, 
where he resided until 1840. In that year he removed to 
Williams County, Ohio, the northwest county of the 
State, then covered with dense forests of heavy timber, 
the first settlement there having been made in 1833. He 
opened up a farm in the primitive forest and in addition 
to the tilling of the soil for general agriculture, devoted 
considerable attention to the manufacture of oil from 
peppermint that grew in profusion in that section, tbe 
product being principally sold in the Philadelphia 
market. Asher Ely was an industrious, honest and in- 
fluential citizen of Williams County, and took an active 
interest in the establishment of its local institutions. He 


and his wife were among the organizers of Mount Salem 
Presbyterian Church, in the early forties. He died No- 
vember 1, 1849. He married, in Northumberland County, 
Pa., May 6, 1811, Catharine Campbell, born there October 
20, 1792, doubtless of Scotch-Irish parentage and of the 
same family into which several of his elder brothers had 
married. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Ely con- 
tinued to reside on the homestead farm in Williams 
County, Ohio, until her death, on June 5, 1872. 

Children of Asher and Catharine (Campbell) Ely: — 

535. George Ely, born March 1, 1812 ; died March 1, 1889 ; 

married Elizabeth Folck. See forward. 

536. Joseph Ely, born March 4, 1814; died in Fulton 

County, Ohio; married, first, Susan Struble, and, 
second, Rebecca Ives. See forward. 

537. Phebe Ely, born January 12, 1816 ; married in 1834, 

Daniel Axtell, who died January 17, 1867. In 
1891, Phebe moved to Tennessee, and died there 
in 1894. Her children were : — 

Asher E., born October 12, 1835; died January 

1, 1865. 
Mary J., born January 4, 1837 ; died January 6, 

Catharine S., born June 27, 1840 ; died April 4, 

538. Robert Ely, born January 16, 1818 ; died young. 

539. John Ely, born March 13, 1820; died in Fulton 

County, Ohio, September 26, 1878; married, first, 
Mary Mason; second, Rhoda Mason. See for- 

540. Asher Ely, born January 24, 1822 ; died in Williams 

County, Ohio, June 2, 1899 ; married, first, Martha 
Bortre ; second, Phebe A. Marlon. See forward. 

541. William Ely, born April 20, 1824; died September 

11, 1888; married, first, Susan Carr; second, 
Agnes Herrin. See forward. 

542. Esther B. Ely, born November 24, 1826; died June 

9, 1889; married, 1823, John Salsbury, bom in 
Vermont, 1822, died in Williams County, Ohio, 
March 30, 1889. They had seven children, of 
whom four lived to age of maturity, viz: — John 
W., Nathan, Catharine E. and Ida A. 


543. Samuel Ely, born August 11, 1829, living in Wil- 

liams County, Ohio ; married, first, Hannah Tripp ; 
second, Martha Moore. See forward. 

544. Caleb Ely, bori;i, Knox County, Ohio, December 1, 

1831; married, 1855, Sarah Shaugh, who died in 
1893. They have one son, Adelbert. 

545. Obadiah Stillwell Ely, born January 20, 1834; mar- 

ried Mahala A. Masters. See forward. 

546. Catharine Ely, bom March 13, 1836; died October 

14, 1900; married, first, George Marks; second, 
Thomas Moss. See forward. 

(171) JOSEPH ANDERSON, second son of Josiah 
and Sarah (Anderson) Anderson, bom in New Jersey, 
near Trenton, about the period of the American Revolu- 
tion. He married, about 1799, Sarah Norton, daughter 
of Joshua Norton, of Nottingham Township, Burlington 
County, New Jersey (born 1752; died 1820), by his wife, 
Lydia Coombes, and grandson of John Norton (born 
December 20, 1725; died August 25, 1802), by his wife 
Grace Gillam, whom he married August 29, 1749 ; and a 
niece of John Norton, born 1761, who married Mary, 
daughter of Richard Ely, of Upper Freehold. The said 
John Norton, being another son of John and Grace 
(Gillam) Norton. 

Soon after his marriage Joseph Anderson removed to 
Falls Township, Bucks County ; purchasing by deed dated 
March 28, 1807, of the executors of William Biles (the 
fourth of the name in successive generations), the old 
Biles Homestead on the Delaware above Biles Island, 
patented to William Biles the first by William Penn, in 
1684, and descending successively to his son, grandson 
and great grandson, whose executors conveyed 201 acres 
and 72 perches thereof to Joseph Anderson. Here Jo- 
seph Anderson died, intestate, and letters of administra- 
tion were granted on his estate April 29, 1818, to John 
Carlile, of Falls, and his father-in-law Joshua Norton, 
of New Jersey. The widow Sarah (Norton) Anderson, 
renouncing her right in their favor, ' ' having no children 
of lawful age." Joshua Norton having died in 1820, on 
September 14, 1824, John Carlile, the surviving adminis- 
trator, petitioned for the sale of the said real estate and 


the Orphans ' Court of Bucks County authorized the sale 
and it was sold in December of the same year to Aaron 

Children of Joseph and Sarah (Norton) Anderson: — 

547. John Anderson, was of full age, on March 30, 1821, 

when guardians were appointed for his brothers 
and sisters, and is mentioned in the settlement of 
his father's estate filed September 10, 1839, as 
having received his distributive share of the es- 
tate. No further record. 

548. Lydia Ann Anderson, born July 18, 1801, died July 

19, 1901 ; married April 5, 1821, Isaac Parsons, of 
Falls, Bucks County. See forward. 

549. Charles Anderson, died unmarried prior to October 

29, 1828. 

550. Joshua N. Anderson, died prior to October 29, 1828, 


551. William N. Anderson, living in 1845. 

552. Mary Anderson, died in the village of Fallsington, 

Bucks County, December, 1845; will proved De- 
cember 30, 1845, mentions brother William N., 
sister Henrietta Anderson and niece Mary Par- 

553. Josiah Anderson, still under age of fourteen years 

in 1821, and deceased prior to 1839. 

554. Sarah Anderson, died unmarried, in 1828. 

555. Hannah N. Anderson, died unmarried, in 1834. 

556. Henrietta Anderson, probably born after death of 

father, under fourteen years of age February 15, 
1832, and was living, unmarried in 1845. 

(179) JOHN ELY, son of John and (Hutchin- 
son) Ely, born in New Jersey, about 1777, removed when 
a young man to the neighborhood of Rome, Oneida 
County, New York; was a carpenter by trade. His son 
David Gould Ely, stated that his father had no full 
brothers or sisters but two half-sisters. He married 
Beulah Gould, daughter of Ebenezer Brewster Gould, 
who was a private in a Massachusetts regiment at the 
breaking out of the Revolution, and on the Lexington 
Alarm roll. John Ely died at Rome, New York, April, 


Children of John and Beulah (Gould) Ely, all born at 
the town of Western, Oneida County, New York : — 

557. Lydia M. Ely. 

558. John Ely. 

559. George Ely. 

560. James Ely. 

561. David Gould Ely, born September 20, 1811; died 

near Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, June 
21, 1900; married Elvira Wallace; for children, 
see forward. 

562. Lovira Ely. 

563. William Ely. 

564. Ebenezer Gould Ely. 

565. Frank Ely. 

566. Henry Ely. 

(182) MARY ELY, daughter of Richard and Jemima 
(Lee) Ely, of Windsor Township, Mercer County, New 
Jersey, born November 10, 1767; married John Norton, 
Jr., born March 26, 1761, son of John and Grace (Gillam) 
Norton, who were married August 29, 1749, and resided 
in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New 
Jersey. John Norton, Sr., was bom December 20, 1725, 
and died August 27, 1802, and is buried in the old Ely 
burying-ground in East Windsor Township, Mercer 
County. He is said by his descendants to have been born 
in England, and came to this country with two brothers 
William and Joshua, but this tradition is probably incor- 
rect. He more probably belonged to the family of Nor- 
ton, who for two generations previous to his had been 
residents of Bucks and Montgomery (then Philadelphia) 
counties, and was possibly a son of Richard Norton, who 
at about the time of his birth resided in Lower Solebury, 
Bucks County, Pennsylvania. John and Grace (Gillam) 
Norton were the parents of seven children, only two of 
whom married, Joshua, who married Lydia Coombes and 
was the father of Sarah (Norton) Anderson, wife of 
Joseph Anderson, No. 171 ; and John, who married Mary 
Ely. John Norton, Jr., in the years 1803 and 1804, re- 
spectively, purchased of his surviving brothers and 
sister, Joshua, William and Hannah Norton, the home- 


stead farm of 273 acres in Upper Freehold Township, 
Monmouth County, and there resided. 

Children of John and Mary (Ely) Norton: — 

567. Ann Norton, married Arthur Wyckoff, and had four 


568. Eichard Norton, born July 8, 1791; died December 

2, 1855; married Ellen Wyckoff. For descend- 
ants, see next generation. 

569. John H. Norton, married Helen Ann Thompson, and 

had two children. 

570. William Norton, married Elizabeth Cunningham, 

but had no children ; was one of the trustees of the 
Ely burying-ground in 1831. 

571. Grace Norton, married Aaron Schuyler, and had two 


572. Joshua Norton, married Sarah Cox, and had four 


573. Mary Norton, married Wilson Miller, and had four 


574. Isaac Norton, was living with his brother William 

in 1877, unmarried. 

575. Daniel D. Norton, married Almira Thompson, and 

had nine children. 

(183) SAMUEL ELY, son of Richard and Jemima 
(Lee) Ely, born July 25, 1771, married Ann Mount, 
daughter of Richard and Lydia Mount, born August 28, 
177—, died February 25, 1838. Samuel Ely died Decem- 
ber 18, 1840. 

Children of Samuel and Ann (Mount) Ely: — 

Phebe Ely, born January 22, 1794 ; died January 29, 

1891 ; married Day. 

Lydia Ely, born March 7, 1795; died February 5, 

1830 ; married Brewer. 

Richard Ely, born June 12, 1796; died February 26, 

1871; married Ellen Harner. 
Jemima Ely, born July 1, 1798 ; married Henry Per- 

Thomas Ely, born April 3, 1800; died August 21, 
1860; married, January 23, 1823, Pamelia Ann 
Mount, and had issue : — Mont Ely, Lydia Morris, 
Mary English, Matilda Norris, Ellen Solomon, 


Rebecca Schenck, Louisa Cottrell, Adelaide Ap- 
plegate, and Lavinia Applegate. 

Elizabeth Ely, born May 19, 1801; married John 

Mary Ely, born March 11, 1804; married Enoch 

Ann Ely, bom November 17, 1805 ; married Joseph 

Samuel Ely, born August 29, 1807 ; died July 6, 1829, 

Abijah Ely, born September 22, 1810; died Febru- 
ary 13, 1855 ; married Rebecca Mount. 

(187) JOSEPH ELY, son of Richard and Jemima 
(Lee) Ely, born October 17, 1782; married, first, Decem- 
ber 8, 1802, Grace Holman, born September 25, 1779; 
died March 11, 1819, and, second, in 1812, Sarah Perrine. 

Children of Joseph and Grace (Holman) Ely: — 

576. Richard Ely, born March 16, 1805; died August 5, 


577. Ann Ely, born December 28, 1807; married Abijah 

L. Chamberlain. 

578. Belinda, ; married Hon. WiUiam 

H. Hunt. 

579. Phebe Ely, born December 27, 1810 ; died September 

22, 1812. 

580. Joseph J. Ely, born March 16, 1813 ; died September 

13, 1895; married, August 10, 1837, Margaret 
Duncan. For descendants, see forward. 
591. Elijah Ely, born July 18, 1815 ; died December 17, 
1872 ; married Lydia Ann Wright. 

(194) JOHN J. ELY, eldest surviving son of Joshua 
and Ann (Chamberlain) Ely, born April 7, 1778; mar- 
ried, November 26, 1800, Achsah Mount, daughter of Wil- 
liam Mount, born February 2, 1780; died October 13, 
1846. He settled as a farmer in Freehold Township, 
Monmouth County, New Jersey, and later removed to 
Holmdell, where he died June 11, 1852. He was an 
active representative of the Whig party, and was twice 
elected as Sheriff of Monmouth County, and also served 
a term in the State Legislature. He enjoyed a distin- 


guished reputation for public and private integrity, and 
unblemished moral character. In religion he was a mem- 
ber of the Baptist Church. 

Children of John J. and Achsah (Mount) Ely: — 

592. Ann Ely, born October 18, 1801 ; died April 16, 1874; 

married George Hunt. See forward. 

593. Joshua Ely, born November 26, 1804 ; died June 12, 


594. William Mount Ely, born February 15, 1806; died 

October 7, 1806. 

595. Rebecca Mount Ely, born February 26, 1808; died 

September 15, 1859 ; married, first, John W. Con- 
over; second, Peter S. Conover, on November 15, 

596. William Mount Ely, born April 17, 1810; died April 

7, 1879 ; married November 7, 1832, Ann Conover. 

597. Horatio S. Ely, born March 26, 1812 ; died Septem- 

ber 10, 1886; married, December 3, 1834, Helena 
Conover. See forward. 

598. Joseph Ely, born May 5, 1814; died February 20, 

1885 ; married, December 24, 1840, Catharine Con- 

599. John Woodhall Ely, born April 18, 1818; died July 

8, 1887; married, November 8, 1839, Catharine 

600. Henry Douglass Ely, born August 29, 1820; died 

September 6, 1873; married, September 7, 1858, 
Mary Morford Taylor. 

601. Dr. Thomas Cox Ely, born December 22, 1822 ; died 

November 20, 1893; married, March 15, 1859, 
Elizabeth Longstreth. 

602. Adeline Ely, born April 8, 1823; died October 5, 


(196) JOSEPH ELY, son of Joshua and Ann (Cham- 
berlain) Ely, born March 23, 1783; married, about 1807, 
Ann Story, who was born April 5, 1788. He died 
in New Jersey, near the place of his birth, March 8, 
1814, and his widow married Aaron Hughes, who died 
December 28, 1875, at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 
28 days ; she died November 29, 1851. 


Children of Joseph and Ann (Story) Ely: — 

603. Mary Ann Ely, born January 26, 1808 ; died March 

25, 1810. 

604. Joshna Ely, born December 29, 1809; removed to 


605. George Ely, born February 18, 1812 ; died March 25, 


606. Joseph Story Ely, born August 16, 1814; died No- 

vember, 1889 ; married, December 15, 1835, Achsah 
Ely Rue ; see forward. 

(200) SARAH ELY, daughter of Allison Ely, by his 
second wife, Achsah Pancoast, born near Freehold, New 
Jersey, June 4, 1785; died February 4, 1862; married 
Major John Perrine, born July 22, 1782 ; died February 
4, 1852 ; and had eight children, as follows : — 

607. Allison Ely Perrine, born 1805; died February 6, 

1881 ; married Mary Patterson. 

608. Barclay Perrine, married, first Theodosia; second, 

Mary Bampton. 

609. Eleanor T. Perrine, married William T. Mills ; 

610. John Rue Perrine, born January 27, 1812 ; died Feb- 

ruary 27, 1896; married, March 10, 1842, Jane 

611. Lewis C. Perrine, born September 15, 1815; died 

September 24, 1889 ; married Anne E. Pratt. 

612. Sarah Ann Perrine, born 1818; died December 27, 

1841 ; married John T. Mills. 

613. James Anderson Perrine, married Rebecca AnU 


614. Achsah Perrine, born 1823 ; died February 9, 1827. 

(201) JOSHUA ELY, son of Allison and Achsah 
(Pancoast) Ely, born 1787, married Ann Maria Garrison, 
and had issue as follows : — 

615. Achsah Ely, married Peter Thomas. 

616. Elizabeth Ann Ely, married Lewis R. Day. 

617. Marv Ellen Elv, married John P. Anderson. 

618. Joshua Ely. 

(203) ELIZABETH ELY, born 1791, daughter of Al- 
lison and Achsah (Pancoast) Ely, married David Baird 
Dey, and died in 1828 ; leaving issue : — 


619. John Dey. 

620. Allison Ely Dey, died unmarried, in his 25th year. 

621. Deborah Ann Dey, married James W. Perrine. 

622. David B. Dey, Jr. 

623. James E. Dey. 

624. Lewis P. Dey. 

(206) Abigail Ely, daughter of Allison Ely, by his 
third wife, Abigail Edwards, born 1806,; married Amos 
Hutchinson, and had issue : — 

625. Spofford W. Hutchinson. 

626. Charles W. Hutchinson. 

627. Allison Ely Hutchinson. 

628. Amos Hutchinson, Jr. 

629. Mary Ann Hutchinson, married R. A. Rogers. 

630. Phebe Hutchinson, married Philip Shangle. 

631. Amy Hutchinson, married Gilbert W. Rue, son of 

Mathew and Rebecca (Ely) Rue. 

632. Cornelia Hutchinson, married John S. Cook. 

(219) GEORGE ELY, son of George and Phebe 
(Coombs) Ely, born in New Jersey, September, 1781; 
married there, about 1802, Mary Mount, and about 1806, 
with his wife and two children removed to Clermont 
County, Ohio, where he obtained a patent for 2,000 acres 
of land, covering the site of the present city of Batavia, 
which was founded by him, the county seat of Clermont 
County. He was a man of prominence and influence in 
that section then being rapidly settled, and was the 
first Sheriff of Clermont County, on its organization, and 
filled a number of other prominent positions of honor 
and trust. He was also a prominent Mason. Late in 
life he wrote, for the satisfaction of his children, an 
account of his family. He lived to a good old age, dying 
during the Civil War. 

Issue of George and Mary (Mount) Ely: — 

633. William Mount Ely, born in New Jersey, April 3, 

1803; died at Maitland, Holt County, Missouri, 
January 6, 1881; married Mary Ann Robinson; 
see forward. 

634. Rebecca Ely, born in New Jersey, 1805 ; married, at 

Batavia, Ohio, Keiser, and removed to 

Missouri ; they had a family, but we have no rec- 


ord of them, except of a son Asman Keiser, of 
Council Grove, Kansas. 

635. Rhoda Ely, born at Batavia, Ohio; married John 

Webb, and removed to Jackson County, Indiana; 
they had a family of girls, among whom were, 
Hannah, Jane, Achsah, Rebecca, Rhoda and Mary 

636. John Ely, born at Batavia, Ohio, died unmarried in 


637. Achsah M. Ely, married, about 1826, Daniel Jones. 

For account of children see forward. 

638. George W. Ely, bom at Batavia, Ohio, residing at 

Mason City, Illinois in 1892 ; married and had sev- 
eral children residing near there, of whom we 
have no record. 

(223) JAMES ELY, son of George and Elizabeth 
(Mount) Ely, and a half-brother of George Ely, the 
pioneer of Clermont County, Ohio, was born in Mon- 
mouth County, New Jersey. Early in life James Ely and 
his brother Dr. William Ely removed to New York City, 
where James was many years a merchant, prior to his 
death in 1835. He married Maria Hofmire, daughter of 
Gen. Peter Hofmire, of Monmouth County, New Jersey, 
an Adjutant-General in the War of 1812, by his wife 
Alice Murray, daughter of William MuiTay, a soldier in 
a New Jersey Regiment during the Revolution, who was 
killed by the Tories, while at his home on a furlough. 
On the death of her husband in 1835, Maria Ely left New 
York City with her six children and took up her home 
on the Ely Homestead, in Monmouth County, New Jer- 
sey, which her husband had inherited at the death of his 
father in 1818, consisting of some three hundred acres 
near Hightstown, where she resided until her death in 
1861. The farm was part of the land taken up by John 
Ely, her husband's great-grandfather, and at the time it 
was sold by her children had been in the family nearly 
two centuries. All that is definitely known, to the writer, 
of the children of James and Maria Hofmire Ely, with 
the exception of his second son George B. Ely, is given 
on a previous page in an account of the children of 
George and Elizabeth (Moimt) Ely. 


639. GEORGE BYRON ELY, second son of James and 
Maria (Hofmire) Ely, was bom in the city of New York, 
October 18, 1826. At the age of nine years he lost his 
father and was taken by his mother to the paternal home- 
stead near Hightstown, New Jersey. Through the influ- 
ence of Dr. Charles McChesney, for fourteen years Sec- 
retary of State for New Jersey, he was placed under the 
tutorship of Professor Gerard, of Bordentown, tutor to 
the children of Joseph Bonaparte, the ^' Count" desiring 
that some American boys should be companions of his 
children. The broad culture, knowledge and love of 
French literature evinced by George B. Ely in after-life 
was due to the tastes formed and knowledge acquired 
during these years at Bordentown. When the Bona- 
partes returned to France, George B. Ely purchased a 
portion of their extensive and finely-selected library, and 
his family still possess several old line engravings bear- 
ing the Bonaparte seal, which were presented to George 
B. Ely by Prince Musignani. 

On leaving the school at Bordentown, George B. Ely 
studied law in the office of his cousin Chancellor Green, 
in Trenton, and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 
1848. In the same year he married Caroline Ely Boies, 
daughter of Justus Boies of Northampton, Massachu- 
setts, and with her removed to southern Wisconsin, and 
settled at Janesville, on the Rock River, where he began 
the practice of law. He was soon after elected to the 
office of District Attorney, over Matt Carpenter, after- 
wards United States Senator, and was inducted into and 
held the office until a decision of the Supreme Court of 
the United States gave the office to Carpenter on a tech- 
nicality. Mr. Ely was becoming one of the well known 
and succesful lawyers of Wisconsin when the Civil War 
broke out. He was at Madison, arguing an important 
case when the news of the President's proclamation of 
April 15, 1861, calling for troops after the firing on Fort 
Sumter, was made known to him. He immediately of- 
fered his services for the defense of the Union and was 
commissioned by the Governor of Wisconsin, April 17, 
1861, as a Captain, and immediately raised a company 
from among his townspeople at Janesville, and by May 
3, had ninety men ready to leave for the Instruction 

Of the "Iron Brigade," 1861-5 

See page 270 


Camp at Madison. Though the first enlistment was for 
but three months, all the company and officers, with the 
exception of one, re-enlisted for three years at the ter- 
mination of the three months. The company became 
Company D, of the Second Wisconsin Volunteers, and 
became a part of the famous Iron Brigade. Captain Ely, 
and the regiment were in the first battle of Bull Run 
and under fire, and the regiment suffered severely in the 
series of battles ending in the second battle of Bull Run, 
on July 21, 1861, but Captain Ely passed through this 
fiery ordeal unscathed. He was, however, severely 
wounded at the battle of Antietam, September 25, 1862. 

In the Janesville Gazette of October 4, 1862, the cor- 
respondent, who writes from the battlefield of Antietam, 
thus speaks of the Iron Brigade, which comprised the 
Second, Sixth and Seventh Wisconsin and the Nineteenth 
Indiana Regiments : 

''The temporary rest they are now enjoying upon the 
battlefield of Antietam is refreshing to the veterans of 
Gen. Gibbon's Command. It is a sad and sorrowful 
sight for one who knew the regiments which comprised 
the brigade in their palmy days, to see them so terribly 
reduced in numbers. All of their field officers, with the 
exception of two or three, have been killed or wounded. 
From the time these regiments came into camp until the 
20th of last August, the campaign has been, compara- 
tively speaking, an easy one to them, excepting the 
Second Wisconsin, which was at the Battle of Bull Run 
and took an active part in that ill-fated battle on the 21st 
of July, 1861. From the official records we find that on the 
20th, 21st, 22d, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th 
and 30th of August, and the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th 
of September this ''Iron Brigade" of the West was 
engaged in the battles fought upon the days specified. 
During these hard-fought engagements the soldiers of 
Gibbon's command have been reduced from nearly five 
thousand to less than a regiment of fighting men. In 
all of these terrific conflicts, where the battle raged the 
fiercest, our gallant Western troops distinguished them- 
selves by their bravery and powers of endurance, never 
faltering in the least in the discharge of their perilous 
and responsible duties." 


Captain Ely, before leaving home was presented by 
the lawyers of Rock County with a sword and a pair of 
epaulets, and the millers of the county gave him his 
sword belt and sash. The Gazette, in announcing his re- 
turn, says : — 

' ' Captain Ely returns a wounded and sick man after a 
long and faithful service in a corps which has acquired 
the honorable distinction of 'The Iron Brigade,' and 
from a regiment which as much and perhaps more than 
any other, gave that distinction to the brigade. He left 
this city with a company of over one hundred members, 
which was reduced to seven effective men when he sepa- 
rated from it. ' ' 

In a letter written to the same paper from Centerville, 
September 1, 1862, Captain Ely states that in the engage- 
ment of the 28th of August, his company "lost 3 killed, 
16 wounded, 3 missing, and the regiment 58 killed, 205 
wounded, and 23 missing, making a total of 286 ; it went 
into action the 29th of August with 450 men, and on 
August 30th it had only 150 on duty. ' ' Captain Ely was 
twice brevetted by Act of Congress "for gallant and 
meritorious services at the battles of First Bull Run, 
Gainesville, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, and An- 
tietam." The last brevet was to rank of Lieutenant- 

On his return to Jauesville, although unfit for service 
in the field, Captain Ely again gave his service to the 
government and was appointed by President Lincoln, 
Paymaster, the martyred President's signature appear- 
ing on his commission. He removed with his family to 
Washington and had charge of the Department of De- 
ferred Claims until the close of the war, having under 
him a large force of clerks. As paymaster he held the 
rank of Major of Cavalry. 

It had taken what property Colonel Ely had accumu- 
lated, in addition to his pay as an army officer to support 
his family while he was in the army, so that after he was 
mustered out he dared not go back to the West and to the 
practice of law, but brought his family from Washington 
to New York, and engaged in business there, but finally 
resumed the practice of law in New York City, and con- 
tinued in it until his death on October — , 1886. He was 


a man of great industry, a hard student, fond of his 
profession and keenly interested in public affairs. His 
success in his early law practice and again after he had 
returned to the practice showed that he could have. made 
himself a reputation in his chosen profession, and that 
his service to his country was given at a great sacrifice, 
but he was never heard to express regret that he had 
made it. 

The children of Colonel George B. and Caroline 
(Boies) Ely, all still living, are: — 

639a. Arthur H. Ely, of New York City, graduated at 
Yale in the Class of 1876. Studied law at Colum- 
bia College Law School and was admitted to the 
Bar in the City of New York in 1881, since which 
time he has been engaged in the practice of his 
profession, first with his father, the firm being 
George B. and A. H. Ely, and since the death of 
his father in 1886 he has continued practicing 
alone. He is a member of the University Club, 
the City Club, the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion, the New York Sons of Veterans. He is 
a member of the Good Government Club, and in 
recognition of his many services to the cause, was 
a delegate from this club to the Council of Con- 
federated Good Government Clubs, and a member 
of the Committee of Seventy of the City of New 
York in 1894. 
639b. Sarah M. Ely. 
639c. Elizabeth L. Ely. 
639d. Mary B. Ely. 

On the death of their father, the Misses Ely opened a 
school in their own home, which had an almost immediate 
success. In 1891 it had so outgrown its early quarters 
on Brooklyn Heights, that it was removed to Riverside 
Drive, New York, where for many years The Misses 
Ely's School attracted students from all parts of the 
country. At that time, before elevated roads and sub- 
ways had crowded the upper part of the city, the school 
edifice, covering the whole front of the block at Eighty- 
fifth and Eighty-sixth Streets, was one of the picturesque 
landmarks of that part of New York, and its pupils 
while in New York had the advantages of a country 


school. But in time the growth of the city interfered 
with the development of school life there, and the Misses 
Ely removed to Greenwich, Conn. — Ely Court, the new 
school home, built by Carrere & Hastings, on the top 
of a hill three miles back of Greenwich, and commanding 
a beautiful view, is one of the best equipped private 
schools in the country. 

(226) JAMES ELY, second son of George and Mary 
(Emerson) Ely, and grandson of William and Jemima 
(Hunt) Ely, of Trenton, New Jersey, was born in that 
town and resided there all his life. He married Rebecca 
Wells of Toms River, New Jersey, and had issue, as fol- 
lows : — 

640. Elizabeth Ely, married Henry Parker, of Trenton. 

641. Rev. George Ely, an eminent Presbyterian minister, 

born July 3, 1808; married Catharine Belville, 
daughter of Rev. Robert Belville, a native of New 
Castle, Delaware, who was pastor of Neshaminy 
Presbyterian Church, Bucks County, 1812-1838. 
See forward. 
Of the descendants of the seven sisters of James Ely 
of Trenton, we have no record. 

(239) GEORGE ELY, son of Thomas and Hannah 
(Warner) Ely, bom in Harford County, Maryland, in 
1777, served in the Twenty- seventh Regiment, at the 
battle of North Point in 1814. He married, first, in 1796, 
Ann Spencer, bom in Harford County, Maryland, 1778 ; 
died 1799. He married, second, Catharine Davis. By 
Ann Spencer he had one son, 

641a. Mahlon Spencer Ely, born in Harford County, 
Maryland, July 23, 1797; died in Baltimore, in 
1885 ; married Judith Rose ; see forward. 
By his second wife, Catharine Davis, he had issue: — 
641b. Elias Ely, who removed to Youngstown, Ohio; 
married and had children, George, Betsy Ann, 
Mary Ann, Amelia C. and William Ely; 
641c. Thomas Ely, of whom we have no record. 
641d. Abraham Ely, of whom we have no record. 
641e. Jacob Ely, of wTiom we have no record. 
641f . Ann Ely, of whom we have no record. 


(248) JOHN ELY, second son of Mahlon and Mary 
(Littin) Ely, was born in Harford County, Maryland in 
1781, and removed with his parents to Baltimore County, 
in 1796; and his father having died in 1812, he and his 
brothers continued to conduct the farm purchased by his 
father until his marriage in 1817, to Mary Hamilton; 
a few years later several of the Ely brothers removed to 
near Ellicott's Mills, Ann Arundel County, where they 
established a manufacturing plant, incorporated in 1828, 
as the "Elysville Manufacturing Company," at Elys- 
ville, in what later became Howard County Maryland, 
and the ''Ely Brothers" carried on an extensive and 
prosperous business there for many years. John Ely 
died in 1862. 

Children of John and Mary (Hamilton) Ely: — 

642. Mahlon Ely, bom 1820; married, 1842, Elizabeth 

Witmer, and had issue, 

John Thomas Ely, bom 1843 ; died 1873 ; mar- 
ried, 1867, Ellen Fern and had two children, 
Agnes and Grace. 

Mary Elizabeth Ely, bora 1844; married, 1868, 
George W. Juday. 

Alice Maud Ely, bora 1847; married, 1865, 
Philip Stockslager, and had one son and three 

William H. Ely, born 1849. 

Rosa W. Ely, bom 1850 ; married, 1870, Manas- 
seh W. Swartzel, and had three children. 

643. Maria Ely, bom 1828; married Dr. H. A. Boteler, 

and had a son John and daughter Mary, who mar- 
ried John Wallower, of Harrisburg, Pa. 

644. Hugh L. Ely, born 1836; married Emily J. Capell. 

(249) ASHER ELY, third son of Mahlon and Mary 
(Littin) Ely, born in Harford County, Maryland, in 1783; 
died at Elysville, Maryland, in 1855 ; he married, in 1824, 
Elizabeth Towson, of a prominent Baltimore County 
family for whom Towson City, the present county seat 
of the county was named. 

Children of Asher and Elizabeth (Towson) Ely: — 

645. William Towson Ely, born 1826; married, first, 


Elizabeth Moke; second, Marie Meade; see Sixth 

647. Mary Jane Ely, born April 20, 1831 ; died at Elli- 

cott's Mills, now Ellicott City, Howard County, 
Md., 1855; married, 1849, William A. Loder, a 
native of New Jersey ; see Sixth Generation. 

648. Eugenia Elizabeth Ely, born at Elysville, 1838 ; died 

1877; married, 1858, Adam Scott; see Sixth Gen- 

649. Josephine M. Ely, born at Elysville, 1841; died 

1878; married, 1877, William Allison. 

650. Thomas J. Ely, born August 23, 1843; died 1846. 

(254) GEN. HUGH ELY, bom in Harford County, 
Maryland, July 9, 1795, the youngest son of Mahlon and 
Mary (Littin) Ely, was one of the most prominent and 
illustrious descendants of Joshua Ely. A sketch of him 
prepared by his daughter Marietta Deborah (Ely) Gam- 
brill, and read at the Ely Reunion at Lyme, Conn., in 
1873, is given in full : — 

General Hugh Ely, of Baltimore County, Md. 

The subject of this sketch was born in Harford County, 
Maryland, on the 9th of July, 1795. He was the youngest 
of eight children. In 1796 his father, Mahlon Ely, re- 
moved to Baltimore County, and here young Hugh grew 
to manhood ; attending school, and assisting his brothers 
in the management of their father's farm. At nineteen, 
we find him a member of a company organized for the 
defence of his native State. He participated in ''the 
Battle of North Point, ' ' on that glorious 12th of Septem- 
ber, when the English were taught by defeat to respect 
the courage of the ''citizen soldiers" of Maryland. In 
1820, he received a Captain's commission. In 1822 he 
was elected to the House of Delegates; it was his first 
session, and he was the youngest member ; but he took a 
prominent stand on every important measure introduced, 
and ever after occupied a distinguished position as an 
able debater. In 1825 he received a Major's commission, 
and in 1827 was a commissioned Colonel. 

In 1828, the bill to incorporate the "Elysville Manu- 


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facturing Company" was passed. He was still repre- 
senting his county as a Delegate. 

In 1830, he and his brothers bought the tract of land 
known as "Limestone Valley." Here they proceeded to 
erect the cotton factory, houses, &c., which, at present, 
compose the village called "Elysville." This factory, 
during the time it remained in the hands of the "Ely 
Brothers," was very prosperous. In 1840, he was again 
elected to the Senate. In 1844, during the campaign pre- 
ceding Mr. Polk's election, the calls upon Col. Ely were 
so numerous that he devoted a large portion of his time 
to the delivery of addresses in different portions of the 
State. It was during this canvass he delivered his fa- 
mous speech in "Frick's Woods," Baltimore County. 
This speech is still remembered, and quoted by his old 
political friends, "as one of the greatest efforts of 
'stump' oratory ever heard in Maryland." 

In 1850, Col. Ely was strongly urged by his friends to 
become a candidate for Governor; but at this time his 
private affairs required such close attention, he was un- 
willing to accept the office. Solicited many times by his 
friends to be a candidate for Congress, he uniformly 
refused to permit his name to be used in that connection. 
In 1851, the campaign in Maryland promised to be one 
of unusual excitement, and he finally allowed his name 
to appear on the ticket. He was elected to the Senate by 
a large majority. In the following year, 1852, at the Con- 
vention that nominated "Pierce and King," Col. Ely 
was warmly advocated for the nomination of Vice-Presi- 
dent, before Mr. King received the final vote. In this 
canvass, as in all others, he did his utmost to secure the 
election of those whom he thought would contribute most 
to the advancement of the Union, and the good of his 
beloved Maryland. At this time he was President of the 
Senate. In 1853, the Governor and Legislature of Mary- 
land, together with the Mayor and Councils of Baltimore, 
received an invitation from the authorities of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania, to visit them. The invita- 
tion was accepted. Early on the morning of April 16th. 
1853, the guests of the "Keystone State" departed for 
Harrisburg. The excursion train was crowded, and it 
was not known until within a few miles of Harrisburg 


that Governor Lowe was not on board. When this was 
ascertained, a delegation of the members of the Legisla- 
ture and others waited upon Col. Ely, and insisted upon 
his acting as Governor for the occasion. He protested, 
but finally yielded, and, in a few minutes, found himself 
at the depot in Harrisburg. His speech on this occasion 
was considered one of his happiest efforts, delivered 
without the least preparation or previous intention. It 
was warmly applauded, and he was highly complimented 
on it, not only by his Maryland friends, but by his Penn- 
sylvania hearers. In 1854, he received his commission as 
Brigadier-General of the 11th Brigade V. M. In 1858, 
General Ely was elected to the Senate for the last time, 
and after serving this term out he retired in a measure 
from politics ; still, however, speaking occasionally. But 
his health would not permit his taking the active part he 
had once done. He was still warmly welcomed at An- 
napolis, and in 1860 spent several weeks there, in pleas- 
ant communion with his old friends ; and at the same time 
watching the progress of a bill, entitled "An Act to In- 
corporate the Baltimore, Catonsville and Ellicott's Mills 
Passenger Railway Company," in which he was much 
interested, as he was, in a great measure, the originator 
of it. This bill was passed, and since the war the road 
has been built. When the late war commenced, he wished 
to take his place among the soldiers of his country ; but 
his health was broken, and he could not have endured the 
hardships of a soldier's life. After long persuasion he 
finally abandoned the idea, and sought to save Maryland 
by throwing his influence on the side of the Union. He 
was chairman, I think, of the first Union meeting held in 
Baltimore, in May, 1861. For more than thirty-five years 
General Ely was one of the most popular leaders of the 
Democratic party in Maryland. During that time, al- 
though before the people at nearly every election, he 
was never defeated but once, and then his opponent re- 
ceived a very small majority. When running as Senator, 
Delegate or Elector, he always led the ticket, and his 
friends assert that "his name assured success." 

He was considered a very handsome man, of fine form, 
fair complexion, dark hair, broad, high forehead, and 
deep blue eyes, which had the shape and expression con- 


sidered peculiar to the Elys. His maimers were so popu- 
lar, his disposition so kind and generous, his sympathy 
with the masses so complete, his honesty of purpose so 
evident that he could not fail to win many and devoted 
friends, who on all occasions attested their professions 
by supporting him when a candidate, without respect to 
party. The Whigs for many years had the majority in 
the Senate, but they invariably paid him the compliment 
of electing him President pro tern, in the absence of their 
President. He was the champion of the weak, the up- 
lifter of the oppressed, and possessed the unbounded con- 
fidence of his constituents. They well knew his voice was 
ever raised on the side of justice, honesty and freedom, 
and his word once given, would not be broken. 

His oratory was of a highly popular character ; he ex- 
hibited no appearance of study, but his earnest manner 
was impressive, and he seemed to be guided by his own 
judgment, while his remarkable memory enabled him to 
quote statistics and facts with surprising accuracy. He 
always arrested, in a few minutes, the attention of his 
audience, no matter how promiscuous, and retained it 
until the close of his argument. Fearlessly honest in the 
expression of his opinion, and steadfast in maintaining 
it, he was ever a patient and courteous hearer of his op- 
ponent's argument. In 1862 General Ely's health failed 
rapidly; in October he had an attack of typhoid fever; 
the fever left him, but he did not regain his strength, and 
was for two months confined to his room. The weakness 
of his body did not, however, affect his mind ; that was as 
bright as ever. Through it all he was so calm and pa- 
tient, those dearest to him could not realize that he was 
slowly but surely drifting from them, into the "Love- 
land" he always spoke of as "Home." 

On Sunday, December 14th, 1862, the spirit fled; the 
busy life here was ended, and rest came after labor. 

General Hugh Ely married, December 16, 1841, Mari- 
etta McLaughlin, and they had issue, as follows : — 

651. Hugh Ely, Jr., born October 8, 1842 ; died the same 


652. Marietta Deborah Ely, born November 9, 1845 ; mar- 

ried, March 28, 1883, Capt. Horace J. Gambrill, 
U. S. A. 


Horace Jacquelin Gambrill. 

THE subject of this sketch was a native of Maryland, 
of English descent. His ancestors occupied an honor- 
able position in England long before they came to 
America, where their descendants have continued to 
bear an important part in the advancement of the State 
of their adoption. Directly descended on the maternal 
side, from the French Huguenot Jacquelin, who came in 
the early days to Virginia, and married Lord Herndon's 
daughter, he was related to Chief -Justice Marshall, the 
Ambler, Smith, Carey and Lewis families of the Old 

Horace Jacquelin Gambrill of Braddock Heights, Vir- 
ginia, was born in Annapolis, Maryland, on the 17th day 
of October, 1832. His father, Horace Gambrill was an 
energetic, enterprising and successful merchant; warm- 
hearted and generous, ever ready and willing to extend 
a helping hand to any friend overtaken by adversity. 

Lieutenant Gambrill was educated at St. John's Col- 
lege, Annapolis. In June, 1860, he sailed from Norfolk, 
Virginia, in the sloop of war ' ' Plymouth ' ', practice ship of 
the Naval Academy. After leaving the Capes the vessel 
touched at the Island of Fayal, then visited ports in 
Spain, returning to the Naval Academy. November 7, 
1860, received his first commission as acting third Lieu- 
tenant in the Revenue Marine Service. December 1st 
was ordered to join the William Aiken, at Charleston, 
South Carolina; this cutter was commanded by N. L. 
Coste, who, after a short cruise, had the bottom of the 
vessel cleaned thoroughly, discharged the crew, gave the 
younger officers shore leave and turned the cutter over 
to the State of South Carolina. The ordinance of Se- 
cession had passed. Lieutenant Gambrill having many 
friends and relatives in Charleston, they tried to per- 
suade him to cast in his lot with them, offering him pro- 
motion and distinction in the Confederate service; but 
none of these things moved him ; when, finding he would 
not renounce his allegiance to the old flag, they planned 
to arrest him. He left Charleston, at 9 P. M. December 
31, 1860, taking the last through train to Washington; 
his friend, Lieut. Henry 0. Porter accompanying him. 


Arriving in Washington he was ordered to join the ''Har- 
riet Lane," January 11, 1861. He remained with her dur- 
ing her glorious career in the Revenue Service co-operat- 
ing with the Navy. Participating in the effort to re- 
inforce Fort Sumter, the night before the bombardment, 
April 12th, volunteers were called for to take charge of 
boats to go to the relief of General Anderson. Gambrill 
and Porter were the first to offer, were accepted, but the 
next morning the wind was adverse, the bombardment 
had commenced, the project was abandoned. When the 
"Harriet Lane" attacked and silenced the Pig Point Bat- 
tery, James River, Lieutenant Gambrill had five men of 
his division wounded; the same evening he was ordered 
to cut out a sloop anchored under the Battery. This 
sloop had on board provisions for the enemy at Craney 
Island; he captured the sloop and took her to Newport 
News. In August, 1864, during his service on the "Re- 
liance, " in an engagement with the enemy, which occurred 
on the Great Wycomico River, Virginia, the brave Capt. 
Thomas M. Dungan was shot, Lieutenant Gambrill was 
standing beside him, caught him as he fell, carried him to 
the cabin. As he bent over him to catch his last mes- 
sage to his loved ones, the Pivot Gun's crew came in a 
body to the door. He ordered them to their gun; they 
replied their officer had left the deck, but they would 
follow and obey him, if he would lead them. He in- 
stantly went forward, commenced throwing shell, grape 
and canister, as well as using small arms, and soon si- 
lenced the enemy, driving them off and getting the 
steamer out of the fight with credit ; the first Lieutenant 
not appearing on deck during the action. Soon after he 
was promoted ; it has been said that he captured and con- 
fiscated more vessels and goods during the Civil War, 
and the Government received more money from his cap- 
tures than from any other officer of the Revenue Marine 
Service. He was in charge of the boat in the expedition 
that landed and raised the "Stars and Stripes" for the 
first time in Eastern Virginia ; was in the fleet that bom- 
barded and captured the forts at Hatteras Inlet. He was 
attached to the North Atlantic Squadron, operating with 
the Potomac Flotilla and in Virginia waters, in active 
service during the entire war. Lost the hearing of his 


right ear by concussion of great guns while on duty. 
He did First Lieutenant and Executive Ofl&cer's duty 
for five years, and never had a charge made against his 
efficiency or conduct while in the service, but was uni- 
formly commended by his superiors, as shown by numer- 
ous letters sent him by the officers under whom he served. 
In a letter written by N. Broughton Devereux, Chief of 
the Cutter Service for years, referring to his record on the 
*' Harriet Lane," ''Reliance," and other vessels, he said 
"his service in action was brave and valuable; a meri- 
torious officer, capable, energetic, faithful and efficient, he 
had the reputation of being the best Boarding officer we 
had. ' ' After the war he served on various stations until 
1870, when he resigned. 

In October, 1867, he was executive officer on the "Wil- 
derness," the Government having ordered this vessel to 
convey Seiior Don Matias Romero, Mexican Minister, his 
mother, sister and attendants from Charleston, South 
■Carolina, to Vera Cruz, Mexico. During this cruise the 
fearful hurricane, of October, 1867, occurred. The storm 
raged for forty-eight hours, the vessel arriving in port 
with smoke stack half-gone, sails in ribbons, shattered 
masts. Senor Romero said many times he owed his life 
to the Lieutenant, since the vessel was saved only through 
God's providence and his professional ability; as long 
as Senor Romero lived he was ever his warm friend and 
sincere admirer. 

In 1878, Mr. Gambrill accepted an appointment in the 
Pension Office. In this connection I submit a clipping 
from a Washington paper, issued a short time before his 
decease: "Mr. Horace J. Gambrill, keeper of the rec- 
ords in the middle division of the Pension Office, was 
appointed from North Carolina nearly twenty-five years 
ago. He was one of the first to see the advantage of the 
card system of keeping records as opposed to books, and 
it is largely owing to the beautiful and accurate manner 
in which the records of the middle division are kept that 
the system is being adopted throughout the Bureau. ' ' 

On the 28th of March, 1883, he married Marietta, 
daughter of General Hugh Ely of Baltimore County, 

He was a dutiful son. an affectionate husband, ever ob- 


serving a considerate and delicate politeness of manner 
towards his wife. In person above the medium height, 
well developed — a handsome man, whose courtly bearing 
and kind heart won him friends wherever he chanced to 

December 31, 1902, apparently in his usual health, he 
remarked, just before retiring: ''We will not sit up to 
watch the old year out, the bells will waken us, — it has 
been a good old year, the shortest and happiest of my 
life." Later, a half hour of anguish, while the bells were 
ringing, with a prayer on his lips he passed to ' * the other 
shore." January ]st, 1903, he crossed the bar and en- 
tered into ''Rest." 

(256) JACOB ELY, second son of William and Mar- 
tha (Preston) Ely, of Darlington, Maryland, born March 
24, 1797; removed to Belmont County, Ohio, in the Fall 
of 1832, and died there in 1867. He married, in Mary- 
land, Sarah (Brown) Waters, a widow. May 3, 1831, and 
they had issue as follows : — 

653. Dr. James Sykes Ely, of Barnesville, Ohio, born in 

Maryland, August 22, 1832; married April 18, 
1854, Emily E. Hogue, and has issue ; — 
William Brown Ely, born August 10, 1855 ; died 

March 29, 1857. 
Wendell Holmes Ely, born March 2, 1858 ; died 

June 23, 1859. 
Ernest Sykes Ely, born May 6, 1860; married 
January 18, 1888, Lucretia Wood, of near 
Winchester, Va., and has issue : — 

Laura Virginia Ely, bom August 27, 1889 ; 
Mildred Ernestine Ely, born February 25, 

654. Jonathan Ely, born August 15, 1834; died March 6, 


655. Mary Sykes Ely, born April 11, 1837 ; died October 

15, 1837. 

(271) ELIZABETH ELY, eldest daughter and second 
child of John and Hannah (Austin) Ely, born on the 
Buckingham homestead, December 22, 1778 ; died in Dru- 
more Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Janu- 


ary 20, 1816. She married, at Buckingham Friends' 
Meeting, May 2, 1803, David Parry, born in Buckingham, 
October 20,1778, died in Little Britain Township, Lancas- 
ter County, February 28, 1875, son of John and Rachel 
(Fell) Parry of Buckingham. They settled in Drumore, 
Lancaster County, and resided there until the death of 
Elizabeth in 1816. David Parry married, second, Lydia 
Richardson, whom he survived thirty years, living to the 
advanced age of ninety-six years and four months. 
Children of David and Elizabeth (Ely) Parry: — 

656. Ely Parry, M.D., born October 11, 1804, died April 

19, 1874; married, first, Elizabeth Herr; second, 
Elizabeth Bitner. 

657. Letitia Parry, born September 20, 1806; died No- 

vember 10, 1832 ; married John Broomall. 

658. Rachel Parry, born January 8, 1808 ; died March 15, 

1876; married, first, Joseph Brosius; second, 
Samuel Eastburn. 

659. James Parry, born August 31, 1809; died at York, 

Pa., unmarried, September 30, 1854. 

660. John Parry, born May 9, 1811; was a dentist in 

Philadelphia; died there, unmarried, April 18, 

661. Seneca Ely Parry, born December 13, 1813; died 

August 22, 1848; married Priscilla Stubbs. 

662. Thomas Parry, born January 9, 1816 ; died January 

25, 1816. 

(273) SAMUEL ELY, second son and fourth child of 
John and Hannah (Austin) Ely, born on the old Ely 
homestead in Buckingham, August 17, 1782 ; died on his 
farm near Mechanicsville, Buckingham Township, Bucks 
County, Pa., August 24, 1823. He married, at Bucking- 
ham Meeting of Friends, April 15, 1812, Rebecca Wilson, 
daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Blackfan) Wilson of 
Buckingham, granddaughter of Samuel Wilson of Buck- 
ingham, by his wife Rebecca Canby, daughter of Thomas 
Canby, a distinguished member of the Society of Friends, 
and many years a member of Colonial Assembly: and 
great granddaughter of Stephen Wilson, also a well- 
known member of the Society of Friends, who came from 
Englishfields, Parish of Buggham, County Cumberland, 


England, prior to 1690, and settled near the Falls of 
Delaware, in New Jersey, and was a member of Falls 
Meeting of Friends in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He 
had charge of the erection of Falls Meeting House in 
1690, and was one of the committee having charge of the 
erection of Buckingham Meeting House at the time of his 
death in 1707. The wife of Stephen Wilson was Sarah 
Baker, daughter of Henry Baker, who came to Bucks 
County in 1684, from West Darby, Lancashire, and be- 
came one of the most prominent men of Bucks County, 
serving as a Colonial Justice and member of Colonial 
Assembly for many years. Through her mother, Sarah 
Blackfan, Rebecca (Wilson) Ely was descended from 
Captain William Crispin by his wife Anne Jasper, sister 
of the mother of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. 
Rachel Wilson, who became the wife of Seneca Ely, 
eldest brother of Samuel Ely, was a sister of Rebecca 
(Wilson) Ely, and at his death in 1823 Samuel Ely ex- 
pressed in his will a desire that his only daughter, Sarah 
Ely, should reside with his sister-in-law, Rachel Ely, who 
was doubly her aunt. 

Rebecca (Wilson) Ely died May 16, 1818. 

Upon his marriage, Samuel Ely settled on a farm in 
Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, on a farm 
purchased in that year of Joseph Fell, but soon after 
purchased a farm in Buckingham, near the east end of 
"the Mountain," where he resided until the death of his 
wife in 1818. After the death of his wife, he, in 1819, 
purchased the old Gillingham homestead near Mechanics- 
ville, Buckingham Township, where he ended hia days 
four years later, at the age of forty-one years. He was 
a man of prominence and ability and was frequently 
called upon to transact business of importance amongst 
his neighbors. 

Children of Samuel and Rebecca (Wilson) Ely: — 

663. Seneca Wilson Ely, born September 5, 1813; died 

February 6, 1893; married, first, Mary Delano; 
second, Agatha Eustice Bell. 

664. General John Ely, born January 26, 1816 ; died May 

5, 1869 ; married, first, Rebecca Richards Winder ; 
second, Marie Antoinette Morris. See forward. 

665. Sarah Ely, born ; died ; mar- 

ried Harvey Shaw, but had no issue. 


(281) AARON ELY, second son of William and Cyn- 
thia (Fell) Ely, born January 13, 1783; inherited the 
homestead farm, near Holicong, now occupied by his 
grandson Edward Ely Paxson, and lived there all his 
life, dying September 23, 1842. He married, December 
27, 1832, Rebecca Sheed, of Philadelphia, born July 29, 
1797, daughter of George and Rebecca Sheed, who sur- 
vived him many years, dying September 12, 1876. 

Children of Aaron and Rebecca (Sheed) Ely: — 

666. Lavinia S. Ely, born November 17, 1833 ; died De- 

cember 19, 1894 ; married Albert S. Paxson. 

667. "William Douglas Ely, born January 25, 1837; died 

December 8, 1855, unmarried. 

(282) EDWARD ELY, son of William and Cynthia 
(Fell) Ely, born in Buckingham, Bucks County, August 
31, 1785 ; died there August 13, 1830. He married, March 
6, 1812, Sarah Ann Paxson, born August 2, 1788, died 
December 15, 1833, daughter of Mahlon and Sarah 
(Walker) Paxson. 

Children of Edward and Sarah Ann (Paxson) Ely: — 

668. William Ely, born August 28, 1813; died Septem- 

ber 28, 1813. 

669. William Ely, born December 17, 1814; died October 

12, 1852; married Ann Livezey. 

670. George Ely, born May 31, 1818; died ; 

married Mary Hallowell. 

671. Anne W. Ely, born January 28, 1824; married 

Joshua Paxson of Bristol. 

(294) ELIAS ELY, only son of Hugh and Ruth (Pax- 
son) Ely, born September 2, 1795; was reared at ''Maple 
Grove," New Hope Borough, Bucks County, which he 
later inherited, and resided there until his death on Feb- 
ruary 15, 1836. He was an extensive landowner in Sole- 
bury and a man of high standing in the community. In 
1834 he purchased "Cintra," the present home of his 
son Richard Elias Ely, on the opposite side of the Old 
York Road from "Maple Grove." He married, October 
15, 1823, Sarah M. Wilson, born May 19, 1800, died July 
25, 1849, daughter of Dr. John Wilson of "Elm Grove," 
Buckingham Township, an eminent physician and 


Children of Elias and Sarah M. (Wilson) Ely:— 

672. Ruth Anna Ely, born June 10, 1825 ; died July, 1869 ; 

married Oliver Paxson. 

673. Margaret Wilson Ely, born April 27, 1829; died 

May 5, 1901; married Dr. James E. Rhoads of 

674. Richard Elias Ely, born July 5, 1833 ; married Caro- 

line Amelia Newbold. 

(295) Hugh Blackfan Ely, eldest son of Jesse and 
Rachel (Carver) Ely, born November 3, 1792; married 
Sarah M. Olden, daughter of Joseph Olden of Windsor 
Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, and lived 
the greater part of his life on the old Ely homestead in 
Buckingham, which had descended to his father, Jesse 
Ely, in direct line from Hugh Ely, first, who had pur- 
chased it in 1720. On March 21, 1818, Jesse Ely and 
Rachel his wife, conveyed the one hundred and twenty 
acres with the original homestead, devised to Jesse by 
his father Hugh Ely to his son Hugh B. Ely and the 
latter 's father-in-law Joseph Olden, who died soon 
after; he devised his one-half interest to his daughter 
Sarah M., the wife of Hugh B. Ely. At the death of 
Hugh B. Ely in 1820, the farm was sold, passing perma- 
nently out of the family after a continuous occupation 
of one hundred and thirty years. Hugh B. Ely was one 
of the County Commissioners of Bucks for the term of 
1835-7. He died at the residence of his daughter, Mary 

Anna Eastburn, in Solebury, , 1849, having 

survived his wife nearly twenty years. She died 

Children of Hugh B. and Sarah M. (Olden) Ely: 

675. Achsah M. Ely, born September 25, 1815 ; died 

married Joseph Holmes Davis of New 

Jersey, and had issue. 

676. Mary Anna Ely, born November 20, 1816 ; died July 

22, 1879 ; married Moses Eastburn, and had issue : 

677. Francenia Ely, bom January 26, 1818; married 

John Blackfan of Solebury (his second wife). 
She died at Yardley, Bucks County, April 26, 
1895, having survived her husband many years. 
They had no children. 


678. Joseph Olden Ely, born February 10, 1820 ; died at 

Yardley, Pa., August 7, 1892; married Margaret 
Williams, and had issue. 

679. Alfred Ely, born September 25, 1822; was drowned 

at Carversville when a boy. 

680. Charles Bennington Ely, born September 1, 1824; 

died August 23, 1894; married Mary Kirk, and 
had issue. 

681. William Penn Ely, born February 26, 1827 ; died at 

Princeton, New Jersey, 1856; married Phebe 
Baker and had one child. Phebe married, second, 
Alexander Hamilton. 

(298) WILLIAM CARVER ELY, fourth son of Jesse 
and Rachel (Carver) Ely, was born at Carversville, 
Bucks County, Pa., March 17, 1801. He received a good 
education, was possessed of a fine literary taste and 
was something of a poet and musician. One of his 
poems, written while he was teaching school near Lum- 
berville, and dropped into ' ' the box ' ' at the Lumberville 
Literary Society is published in Davis's "History of 
Bucks County." 

William C. Ely was employed in his father's woolen 
manufacturing establishment at Carversville, Bucks 
County, during his boyhood and acquired a practical 
knowledge of the business. After teaching school for a 
few years, he was engaged in business in various parts 
of Bucks County and elsewhere, living for a time in 
Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, later in Luzerne 
County, Pa., and finally removed to Mc Arthur, Vinton 
County, Ohio, where he died November 27, 1857. 

He married, January 22, 1835, Lydia Dorset Hulse of 
New Jersey. 

Children of William C. and Lydia D. (Hulse) Ely:— 

682. Catherine Olden Ely, bom May 5, 1836 ; died April 

30, 1853, unmarried. 

683. Hugh Blackfan Ely, born March 9, 1838; died Oc- 

tober 30, 1907; married Theresa I. Herbert, and 
had issue. See forward. 

684. Rachel Carver Ely, born June 29, 1840; married 

Joseph Romine and had issue. 



685. Elizabeth Carver Ely, born October 13, 1842; died 

February 17, 1905 ; married Silas Huffman LaRue 
and had issue. 

686. Holmes Davis Ely, born March 11, 1845; died May 

24, 1900 ; married Matilda Parker, and had issue. 
See forward. 

687. Richard Watson Ely, born March 6, 1847; died 

January 16, 1848. 

688. Sarah Yardley Ely, born April 22, 1849, unmarried. 

See Sixth Generation. 

689. Thomas Hulse Ely, born October 16, 1851; died July 

13, 1855. 

690. William Carver Ely, Jr., born September 30, 1854; 

died April 7, 1875, unmarried. 

Arms of Magill, from an old 
book-plate on the cover of a book 
in a Glasgow Library, published 
in 1702. Gillhall compriaes an es- 
tate of 1,000 acres in County 
Powne, Ireland; held by Earl Clan 
William, a descendant of Theodo- 
cia Magill, whose portrait by Sir 
Joshua Reynolds is owned by the 
present Earl of Damley. 


Descendants of Joshua Ely of Trenton. 
Sixth Generation. 

(313) ELIZABETH SARAH MOORE, daughter of 
Samuel Moore of Easton, Pa., by his wife Sarah Green, 
daughter of Richard and Phebe (Moore) Green; and 
granddaughter of Richard Green by his wife, Mary Ely, 
was born at Easton, Pa., July 17, 1786, and married there, 
October 14, 1807, William Becket Mott, born in the parish 
of St. James, Westminster, England, September 11, 1785 ; 
son of Edward Mott, who served seven years in the Sec- 
ond Troop Royal Life Guards, by his wife Sarah Becket 
(1759-1823) daughter of James Becket (1723-1806) by 
his wife Ann Leavitt. 

Edward Mott, with his sons William B. and Edward, 
and his father-in-law Jarvis Becket, came to America in 
1798, landing at New York, June 18. They settled 
in Easton, where Becket died December 23, 1806, aged 
83. In 1805, the Motts removed to Philadelphia, where 
Edward Mott died in 1824. William Becket Mott re- 
moved with his parents to Philadelphia in 1805, and was 
naturalized there October 2, 1807. He died in Philadel- 
phia, December 20, 1851. His wife died in Philadelphia, 
February 10, 1843, and he married, second, in 1844, Anna 
Maria Shaeffer, of Kensington. 

Children of William B. and Elizabeth Sarah (Moore) 

691. Sarah Ann Mott, born September 21, 1808, died 

July 12, 1853 ; married Samuel Dewees Patterson 
and had issue. See Seventh Generation. 

692. Edward Thomas Mott, born January 30, 1810 ; mar- 

ried Anna Maria Roh, of Charleston, South Caro- 
lina; no record of descendants. 

693. Elizabeth Catherine Mott, born March 1, 1811 ; died 

July 8, 1831, in Philadelphia, unmarried. 


694. Mary Moore Mott, born October 29, 1812, at Easton, 

Pa. ; died at Cincinnati, Ohio, May 29, 1853 ; mar- 
ried. May 29, 1833, Frederick Churchill, born Au- 
gust 13, 1811 ; died March 6, 1857 ; no record of de- 

695. Jane Markrina Mott, born March 20, 1814, at Green- 

wich, Warren County, New Jersey ; died in Phila- 
delphia, December 25, 1853; married, December 
16, 1840, Samuel Shober, born in Philadelphia, 
March 29, 1810; no record of descendants. 

696. Martha Moore Mott, born at Easton, Pa., December 

25, 1815; died in Philadelphia, October 1, 1871; 
married Albert R. Foering of Philadelphia, who 
died 1888 ; no record of descendants. 

(319) ENOCH GREEN, son of John and Rhoda 
(Howell) Green, born at Easton, Pa., March 21, 1791. 
He died in New York, March 28, 1856. He was a director 
of Easton Bank, an elder of the Presbyterian Church and 
trustee of Lafayette College, 1835-1851. 

He married, first, Mary Beidler, and, second, Catherine 
Ten Eyck. 

Children of Enoch and Mary (Beidler) Green: 

697. Ellen Green, born in Easton; married Whitfield S. 

Johnson, of Sussex County, New Jersey; no rec- 
ord of descendants. 

698. George B. Green, born June 18, 1818 ; died at Jersey 

City, New Jersey, November 16, 1888; married 
Ann S. Disbrow ; no record of descendants. 

699. Mary Green, born August 3, 1821; died January 31, 

1888, at East Orange, New Jersey; married, 
March 2, 1842, George D. Woodruff, born at Dra- 
herville. New Jersey, May 3, 1813; died at East 
Orange, New Jersey, December 27, 1888; for 
forty-five years a wholesale merchant of New 

700. John Green, born March 14, 1823, at Greenwich, 

New Jersey; died at South Bethlehem, Pa., 1898. 

701. Joseph B. Green, bom December 18, 1825; died at 

Camden, New Jersey, September 28, 1886. 

702. Hon. Henry Green, Chief -Justice of Supreme Court 

of Pennsylvania, born at Greenwich, New Jersey, 


August 29, 1828; died August 16, 1900; married 
Ann Hulshizer. See Seventh Generation. 

703. Margaret Green, born December 28, 1830; married, 

July 22, 1856, Henry Johnson, a lawyer of Muney, 

(327) ELIZABETH GREEN, second daughter of 
Benjamin and Elizabeth (Traill) Green, and great grand- 
daughter of Richard and Mary (Ely) Green, was born 
in Easton, Pa., June 28, 1800, and married there, Novem- 
ber 12, 1818, John Stewart, born at Stewartsville, New 
Jersey, September 27, 1796; died in Easton, Pa., April 
13, 1885. He was a grandson of Robert Stewart, the 
founder of Stewartsville, N. J., a prominent iron manu- 
facturer, born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, June 9, 
1733, died in Stewartsville, New Jersey, July 22, 1809, 
and son of Thomas Stewart (born at Stewartsville, 
March 19, 1752, died there December 31, 1836), by his 
wife Rachel Dewees. John Stewart established a wire 
manufacturing establishment at Easton, which he con- 
ducted until his death in 1885, was a prominent business 
man of Easton. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Green) Stewart; — 

704. Edward Farmer Stewart, born October 10, 1819; 

died February 24, 1902; married, February 9, 
1847, Margaret Kennedy Runkle ; 

705. Ellen Stewart, born March 23, 1822; died July 15, 

1849; married, October 13, 1840, James Clement 

706. Mary Stewart, born July 15, 1824; married, Febru- 

ary 9, 1847, Francis Marion Wells. 

707. William Stewart, born March 8, 1827; married, 

April 24, 1848, Helen Pollock. 

708. Charles Stewart, born March 21, 1830 ; married, Oc- 
, tober 20, 1858, Anna Chidsey; their son, Russel 

C. Stewart, now President Judge of the North- 
ampton County Courts, was born in Easton, Sep- 
tember 2, 1859, graduated at Lafayette, A.B., 1878, 
and A.M., 1881; Columbia Law School, LL.B., 
1880 ; admitted Easton Bar, 1881 ; District- Attor- 
ney of Northampton County, 1886-8; Republican 
candidate for Congress, 1900; Delegate to Na- 


tional Republican Convention, 1900; appointed 
President Judge, 1906, and elected 1907 ; married, 
January 25, 1885, Mattie M. Seitz. 

709. Anna Stewart, born November 2, 1834 ; died Novem- 

ber 28, 1848. 

710. Elizabeth Stewart, born May 5, 1832 ; married, No- 

vember 14, 1854, Thomas McKean. 

711. Clement Stewart, Assistant-Postmaster of Easton, 

born there, November 25, 1842; many years con- 
nected with the wire manufacturing firm of Stew- 
art & Co., and Superintendent of the works until 
1892, when he resigned; Assistant-Postmaster, 
since 1899 ; married, June 27, 1867, Harriet Heist 
Drinkhouse, daughter of Samuel Drinkhouse of 
Easton, by his wife Maria Tindall. They have 
issue : — 

Marie Stewart, born May 9, 1868 ; married Bing- 
ham Hood Coryell of Williamsport, and have 
Clement Stewart and Margaret Bingham 
Ralph Tindall Stewart, born January 27, 1870 ; 

married Margaret Graham Clark. 
Clarence Dudley Stewart, born January 11, 

Rodney Long Stewart, born January 13, 1881. 

(361) NATHAN ELY, son of Joshua and Sarah (Grif- 
fiths) Ely, was born in Solebury, November 22, 1797. 
He inherited the farm of his father in Solebury and spent 
his whole life there, dying March 24, 1879. He was a 
man of poetic tastes and the author of some creditable 
compositions in prose and verse. His brothers and sis- 
ters all died at an early age, unmarried. His brother 
Joshua was also a man of poetic and literary tastes and 
at his death in 1812 at the age of twenty-four years, left 
specimens of his composition in verse of considerable 

Nathan Ely married, first, August 14, 1830, Rachel 
White, born September 10, 1806, died January 2, 1836, 
daughter of Amos and Ann (Rice) White of Solebury, 
by whom he had two children. He married, second. Pa- 


tience Gilbert, and, third, Ellen Walton. He had no chil- 
dren by either of the last two wives. 

Children of Nathan and Rachel (White) Ely:— 

713. Joseph Moore Ely, bom June 17, 1831; married 

Martha N. Stout. 

714. Sarah Ann Ely, bom May 2, 1834; died April 8, 

1875 ; married Eli Black. 

(362) SENECA ELY, eldest son of Jonathan and Cyn- 
thia (Morton) Ely, born in Solebury, January 21, 1802, 
died there February 17, 1835. He married Sarah Pier- 

Children of Seneca and Sarah (Pierson) Ely: — 

715. Richard Corson Ely, bom ; died 

March 6, 1886 ; married Amy McCoy and had one 
child, Charles Henry, born March 1, 1860. 

716. Pierson Ely, died unmarried. 

717. Gershom Morton Ely, born September 21, 1830; 

married Mary Ellen, daughter of Jonathan and 
Rebecca (Pidcock) Groom, and had five children, 
— Elizabeth, Sarah, Jonathan, Edward and Ger- 

718. Harriet Ely, born 1824; died July 21, 1889 ; married, 

December, 1844, Joseph Wileman and had chil- 
dren, Charles, Sarah, Elizabeth, Cynthia, Mahlon, 
Franklin, Pierson, and Georgiana. 

(363) JONATHAN ELY, second son of Jonathan and 
Cynthia (Morton) Ely, bom at the old homestead in 
Solebury, April 27, 1804, and spent his whole life there. 
He served many years as Justice of the Peace, three 
terms in the State Assembly and three in the State Sen- 
ate ; died February 7, 1864. He married Mary Lee, whom 
he survived. They were the parents of seven children, 
all of whom died before reaching mature years except 
one: — 

719. Edward Ely, M.D., bom 1827; died in Bombay, 

India, January 17, 1858. He studied medicine 
under his uncle, Dr. Ralph Lee of Newtown. He 
was appointed by President Polk Consul to Bom- 
bay, and married there, but both he and his wife 
died of fever on the eve of their departure for 


(379) ANNA ELY, eldest daughter of Joseph and 
Mary (Whitson) Ely, born August 1, 1785; died Janu- 
ary 16, 1850; married her cousin John Magill, the 
son of John Magill (who was a brother to Sarah (Ma- 
gill) Ely, grandmother of Anna), by his wife Amy Whit- 
son. He was a farmer in Solebury Township until the 
death of his wife, living thereafter with his children. 
He died February 15, 1866. 

Children of John and Anna (Ely) Magill: — 

720. Jane Magill, born February 6, 1809, died about 1869 ; 

married Joseph Wiley. No children. 

721. Joseph Magill, bom July 1, 1811 ; married Angeline 

Hallowell. He died July 20, 1890. 

722. Emmeline Magill, born September 4, 1813 ; died Oc- 

tober 2, 1883; married James H. Ely, born No- 
vember 6, 1816. 

723. William Magill, bom June 9, 1816 ; removed to Ohio 

when a young man, later to Illinois. He was twice 
married and had a large family of children, whose 
names are unknown to his relatives in the East. 

724. Henry Magill, born October 19, 1818 ; married, first, 

Ruth Breece; second, Hannah (Worstall) Scar- 

725. Mary Magill, bom October 23, 1820; died March 2, 

1897 ; married, December 25, 1841, Isaac Ely, son 
of Mark and Rachel Ely. 

(380) CHARLES ELY, eldest son of Joseph and 
Mary (Whitson) Ely, born March 4, 1787, died in Sole- 
bury, June 18, 1855. He married Rachel Sands. 

Children of Charles and Rachel (Sands) Ely: — 

726. Mary Ann Ely, born March 29, 1812; died April 16, 

1886, unmarried. 

727. Charles Willis Ely, bom September 28, 1814; died 

at the age of six years. 

728. Hannah Mercy Ely, born March 5, 1818; died May 

6, 1819. 

729. Alexander Ely, born February 12, 1820; married 

January 1, 1845, Rachel T. Bennett, bom April 
4, 1825. He died August 14, 1895. Had ten chil- 


730. Lucinda Ely, born October 11, 1822; married, March 

2, 1844, William E. Walton, her cousin, son of 
John and Sarah (Ely) Walton, and had issue. 

731. Stephen Ely, born August 11, 1825; married, first, 

May Fretz ; second, Phebe AJnn Bingham. He had 
four children by the first and five by the second 

732. Sarah Jane Ely, born May 14, 1829. 

(382) SARAH ELY, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Whitson) Ely, born August 7, 1790; died March 27, 
1840 ; married, in 1821, to John Walton. 

Children of John and Sarah (Ely) Walton: — 

733. William E. Walton, born July 25, 1822; died 

; married, March 2, 1844, Lucinda Ely. 

734. Deborah Walton, born ; mar- 

ried John Paist, who died January 29, 1893. 

735. Alfred Walton, bom December 27, 1825; married 

Catherine Naylor. Had two children — Henry and 

736. Sarah Ann Walton, born October 19, 1827 ; married 

Dr. Jesse W. Harvey, who died September 27, 

737. Benjamin Walton, born September 19, 1829; mar- 

ried Emma Summers. 

738. Martha Walton, married, January 1, 1852, John Ely 


739. Rebecca Walton, married Amos Harvey. 

(383) TACY ELY, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Whitson) Ely, born September 22, 1792 ; died September 
14, 1866; married. May 22, 1821, David Balderston of 
Solebury. He was born October 13, 1786, and died Feb- 
ruary 4, 1860. 

Children of David and Tacy (Ely) Balderston: — 

740. Joseph Balderston, born March 17, 1822; died No- 

vember 26, 1904 ; married Keziah Van Fossen. 

741. Timothy Balderston, born August 2, 1823 ; died un- 


742. David Balderston, born May 17, 1825; died May 1, 

1895 ; married Anna Moore, daughter of J eremiah 
and Elizabeth Ely Moore (766), October 22, 1856. 


743. Isaiah Balderston, born March 18, 1827, died De- 

cember 30, 1828. 

744. Lydia Ann Balderston, bom April 14, 1833; died 

February 16, 1835. 

(384) JOSEPH ELY, son of Joseph and Mary (Whit- 
son) Ely, born November 16, 1794. He inherited the 
homestead farm of his father in Solebury, now occupied 
by Thomas Magill, where he resided till late in life, 
spending his later years with his son-in-law, Nathan 
Worthington, near Claytown, where he died March 2, 
1885. He married March 19, 1823, Ann Nickelson, of 
Yardley, whom he survived. 

Children of Joseph and Ann (Nickelson) Ely: — 

745. Maria Ely, born June 27, 1824; died October 9, 1867; 

married, November 27, 1844, William Van Mar- 

746. Mercy Ely, born January 26, 1826 ; married, October 

7, 1846, Jacob Phillips. 

747. Susanna Ely, born March 19, 1828; married, Janu- 

ary 30, 1851, David Wilson Small. 

748. May Ely, born September 13, 1830; died November 

16, 1873. 

749. Edward N. Ely, born October 3, 1832 ; died June 13, 

1899; married, February 26, 1862, Mary Howell. 

750. Elias Ely, born August 5, 1837; died October 26, 

1888; married, October 27, 1869, Eliza Babcock. 

751. Franklin Ely, born August 10, 1840 ; married Flora 

A. Bradbury, September 8, 1873; died August 7, 

(385) MARY ELY, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Whitson) Ely, born August 13, 1807; died September 7, 
1867 ; married Cyrus Smith. 

Children of Cyrus and Marv (Ely) Smith: — 

752. Elizabeth Smith, born September 30, 1822; died 

June 13, 1874 ; married, November 17, 1842, Amos 
Ely, son of Amos and Deborah (Whitson) Ely. 

753. Rebecca Smith, born November 6, 1823; married, 

March 18, 1843, Alfred Ely, son of George and 
Phoebe (Smith) Ely (782). 


754. Sarah E. Smith, born January 17, 1825; married, 

October 25, 1859, Ephraim Longshore. 

755. Robert Smith, born November 4, 1826; married, 

February 17, 1853, Sarah Heston. 

756. Joseph E. Smith, born August 22, 1828; died Sep- 

tember 5, 1888; married, September 14, 1861, 
Caroline Twining. 

757. Tacy B. Smith, born September 10, 1830 ; married, 

January 27, 1853, Harrison E. Moore. 

758. Timothy Smith, born November 1, 1833; died Au- 

gust 10, 1834. 

759. Patience P. Smith, born December 19, 1836; died 

November 5, 1889; married, August 23, 1874, 
Heston T. Ely (768), son of Oliver and Susan Ely. 
No children. 

760. Mercy Anna Smith, born September 21, 1838; mar- 

ried, March 15, 1860, Jesse T. Walton, son of 
James and Jane Walton. 

761. Mary E. Smith, born March 22, 1841 ; married. May 

5, 1864, Benjamin Shaw, son of Ephraim and Mar- 
garet Shaw. He died without issue, April, 1866; 
married, second, June 9, 1869, Capt. George W. 
Ely, son of Oliver and Susan Ely. 

(387) ELIZABETH ELY, daughter of Joseph and 
Mary (Whitson) Ely, born October 24, 1802; died Feb- 
ruary 12, 1874; married, 6, 1831, Jeremiah 

Moore, of Chester County, where they always lived. 

Children of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Ely) Moore: — 

762. May E. Moore, born June 14, 1834; married, Octo- 

ber 21, 1858, Benjamin McFaddin. 

763. Sarah A. Moore, born December 1, 1835; married, 

January 29, 1873, Marshall Wilkinson. 

764. Anna Moore Moore, born October 31, 1837; mar- 

ried David Balder ston (742). 

765. Levi P. Moore, born December 27, 1840; married 

Elizabeth Paxson. 

766. Elizabeth E. Moore, born March 7, 1843; married, 

first, September 24, 1863, Ezra Michener, who 
died without children, June 11, 1865; married, 
second, June 28, 1878, William B. Moore. No 


767. Phebe J. Moore, born June 11, 1847; died April 13, 

1876; married, June 28, 1874, William B. Moore, 
One child died in infancy. 

(388) OLIVER ELY, youngest son of Joseph and 
Mary (Whitson) Ely, born November 13, 1806; married, 
April 9, 1829, Susanna Twining. She died August 19, 
1886. Resided near Wilmington, Delaware. Were mem- 
bers of the Society of Friends. 

Children of Oliver and Susanna (Twining) Ely: — 

768. Hueston Thompson Ely, born December 6, 1830; 

married, first, Rachel Bradford; second. Patience 
Smith. Children by first wife, George W., and 
two daughters. 

769. Capt. George W. Ely, born December 6, 1830; mar- 

ried, first, Hannah Hendricks, who died without 
issue; second, Mary Shaw, widow of Benjamin 
Shaw, and daughter of Cyrus and Mary (Ely) 
Smith. Issue, three children: Howard, Florence 
and Oliver. 

770. Louisa Ely, born March 7, 1834; married, October 

31, 1856, William A. Lynam. One child, Emma 

771. Jonathan Ely, born March 7, 1834; died April 2, 


772. Mary Emma Ely, born January 11, 1842; married, 

September 11, 1875, Pearson Tally. 

(392) BENJAMIN ELY PAXSON, son of Benjamin 
and Jane (Ely) Paxson, removed with his parents to 
Chester County ; married there, December 22, 1814, Sarah 
P. Mitchell and removed to Columbiana County, Ohio, 
in 1816. His wife died June 6, 1835, and he married, 
second. May 10, 1838, Abigail McNeely, and then re- 
moved to Jay County, Indiana, in 1847, where Benjamin 
died September 6, 1862, and his widow Abigail, Novem- 
ber 11, 1876. Both are buried in Pennville Cemetery, 
Jay County, Indiana. 

(403) GEORGE ELY, son of Amos and Deborah 
(Whitson) Ely, born January 30, 1796, died August 24, 
1863; married, April 15, 1819, Phebe Smith, daughter 


of Joseph and Ann Smith. She was born July 14, 1797, 
and died February 10, 1877. 

Children of George and Phebe (Smith) Ely: — 

782. Alfred Ely, born September 30, 1820 ; died, January 

24, 1899; married, March 18, 1843, Rebecca Smith 
(752), daughter of Cyrus and Mary (Ely) Smith. 

783. Joseph S. Ely, bom December 30, 1821; died Feb- 

ruary 8, 1906 ; married, first, Phebe Cadwallader, 
and, second, Jane Ellen Van Pelt ; had three chil- 
dren by first wife and three by the second : 

784. Deborah Ely, born January 30, 1824 ; married, 1859, 

Newlin E. Smith, son of Jonathan Smith. 

785. Seth Ely, born August 18, 1825; died January 2, 

1905 ; married, March 1, 1855, Elizabeth C. Slack, 
born August 24, 1826, daughter of Henry and 
Ann. She died September 29, 1905. Had two 

786. Amos Ely, born July 18, 1827; died November 3, 

1902; married, October 18, 1849, Rachel W. Bal- 
der ston, daughter of Timothy and Sarah Balder- 
ston, born October 5, 1823; died December 25, 
1879; had eight children. 

787. Jonas Ely, born May 12, 1829; married, 1853, Rachel 

B. Slack, daughter of Henry and Ann Slack. She 
died February 17, 1893. 

788. Timothy Ely, born May 12, 1829; married, March 6, 

1852, Hannah A. Terry, daughter of Joseph and 
Mary Terry. She died August 28, 1896; had 
seven children. 

789. Albert S. Ely, born December 18, 1831; died in Civil 


790. Anna S. Ely, born December 18, 1834 ; was for many 

years a teacher at Carlisle. 

791. Samuel S. Ely, born April 24, 1836 ; married Sarah 

Ann Cadwallader, daughter of Yardley Cadwalla- 
der. He died May 12, 1898. Had four children. 

792. Louis S. Ely, born December 14, 1837; died Febru- 

ary 23, 1905; married Lydia R. Styer, daughter 
of Charles and Hannah Styer. One child. 

(404) THOMAS ELY, son of Amos and Deborah 
(Whitson) Ely, born February 1, 1798, died October 29, 


1875, on his farm in Middle Solebury. He married, April 
7, 1830, his cousin, Mary Ely, daughter of Asher and 
Eleanor (Holcombe) Ely. 

Children of Thomas and Mary Ely: — 

793. Eleanor Ely, born January 13, 1831 ; died November 

24, 1892; married, SeptemlDer 25, 1851, Richard 
R. Paxson, who died September 5, 1898, aged 
seventy years. 

794. Howard Ely, born March 5, 1832 ; died January 18, 


795. Louisiana Ely, born July 18, 1833; died May 1, 


796. Jeremiah Ely, born September 4, 1835 ; died August 

14, 1905; married, February 8, 1877, Ella Black. 
Only surviving child, Walter B. Ely. 

797. Mahlon Ely, born November 24, 1837. 

798. Henry P. Ely, born April 3, 1840. 

799. Deborah Ely, born May 17, 1842; died March 2, 

1878 ; married, February 3, 1864, Elias Eastburn. 
Had four children; two died in infancy. 

(411) ROBERT ELY, eldest son of George and Sarah 
(Smith) Ely, bom on the old homestead in Solebury, 
October 19, 1799, resided for a great part of his life in 
that township. He took an active interest in public af- 
fairs ; was a prominent abolitionist, a member of the So- 
ciety of Friends and active in philanthropic enterprises. 
He died at his home in Lambertville, New Jersey, May 
5, 1877. He married Elizabeth Brinton of Lancaster 

Children of Robert and Elizabeth (Brinton) Ely:— 

800. Matilda Ely, born March 2, 1829; married Jacob 

Janney; reside in Philadelphia. Their children 
were : Elizabeth Ely, b. 6th June, 1861 ; Mary, b. 
13th day of May, 1863, married Oliver W. Paxson ; 
Elizabeth Brinton, b. 27th of Sept., 1864; Frank- 
lin Taylor, b. 4th of Sept., 1869. 

801. Oliver Ely, born November 4, 1830 ; died September 

25, 1833. 

802. Moses Brinton Ely, born October 7, 1833 ; died May 

17, 1834. 

803. Elizabeth Ely, married, August 20, 1884, Rev. John 

Wylie Faires, D.D., of Philadelphia. 


804. Gervas Ely, born August 18, 1837 ; married Caroline 


805. Lindley Ely, born October 29, 1839; married Caro- 

line Smith, of Chicago. 

(415) SMITH ELY, born on the old homestead in 
Solebury, February 28, 1807; residing in Lambertville, 
New Jersey, and died there January 17, 1888. He mar- 
ried, first, November 28, 1833, Abigail Marshall, daugh- 
ter of Philip Marshall, and sister of James Wilson Mar- 
shall who first discovered gold in California in 1848. She 
was born at Hopewell, New Jersey, May 13, 1813, and 
died in Lambertville, May 18, 1838. Smith Ely married, 
second, Almena Perrine, daughter of John and Azuba 
Perrine. She died December 10, 1901, at the age of 
seventy-seven years. 

Children of Smith and Abigail (Marshall) Ely: — 

806. Sarah (Marshall) Ely, born September 28, 1834; 

married. May 20, 1868, George Gage, of Beaufort, 
South Carolina. 
Children of Smith and Almena (Perrine) Ely: — 

807. Oliver P. Ely, married Genevieve Hanna. 

808. Myra Ely, unmarried. 

809. Eugene Ely, died August 5, 1902; aged forty-six; 

married Mary B. Mulford. 

810. Allen P. Ely, born October 17, 1858 ; married Carrie 

Bell John, who died June 21, 1903. 

811. Frank Ely, born August 18, 1860. 

812. Charles Ely, born October 14, 1861; married Eme- 

line Closson. 

813. Abigail Ely. 

814. Mary H. Ely, married, October 22, 1891, Albert C. 


(415A) MERCY ELY, born February 10, 1813; mar- 
ried William Lloyd of Bucks County, a preacher of the 
Society of Friends. He died November 9, 1887, and 
she on January 20, 1898. 

Children of William and Mercy (Ely) Lloyd: — 

815. Anna Lloyd, married Firman S. Mulford. 

816. Esther Lloyd, married Joseph Slack. 

817. Willett Lloyd, died March 13, 1879, unmarried. 


818. Fanny Lloyd, died August 2, 1894; married Henry 


819. Ella Lloyd, born April 18, 1853 ; married, June 14, 

1876, Henry C. Stover. 

(416) GEORGE ELY, son of George and Sarah 
(Smith) Ely, born on the old homestead in Solebury, 
January 11, 1815, died February 25, 1879. He married 
Elizabeth Van Marter, who died February 10, 1899. 

Children of George and Elizabeth (Van Marter) Ely: — 

820. George Ely, born November 21, 1844; married, Oc- 

tober 10, 1866, Jane Warner, who died May 2, 

821. Ella Van Marter Ely, bom October 31, 1847 ; mar- 

ried, December 27, 1872, John Cronce. 

822. Van Marter Ely, born April 19, 1850; married, 

January, 1873, Emma Jane Hartpence. 

823. Malvina Ely, born March 31, 1853 ; died young. 

824. Timothy Ely, born April 24, 1855. 

825. Smith Ely, born April 3, 1859; married, December 

29, 1880, Laura M. G. Dobbins. 

826. Elizabeth Ely, born June 21, 1861; died 1862. 

(417) GILBERT WEBB ELY, son of William and 
Rebecca Ely, born in Newtown Township, Bucks County, 
November 17, 1804, and resided there until his mar- 
riage, when he moved to Montgomery County, purchas- 
ing a farm in Horsham Township, on which he resided 
until 1877, when he removed to a smaller property in the 
same township and lived retired until his death on Sep- 
tember 21, 1889. 

He was a consistent member of the Society of Friends, 
and after his removal to Montgomery County, a member 
of Horsham Meeting. 

Gilbert W. Ely married, November 4, 1828, Sarah D. 
Corson, daughter of Joshua and Hannah (Lee) Corson, 
of Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pa. She 
was born August 26, 1808, and died August 1, 1888. 

Children of Gilbert W. and Sarah D. (Corson) Ely:-^ 

827. Hannah C. Ely, born February 1, 1830; married, 

December 14, 1854, George Webster of Horsham 
Township, son of Naylor and Hannah (Dowlin) 


Webster, born October 29, 1826; died 1908. They 
have issue : 

Joshua Ely Webster, bom January 20, 1856. 

Ella Webster, born August 27, 1867; both un- 

828. Joshua Corson Ely, bom September 28, 1833 ; died 

unmarried, July 1, 1853. 

829. Rebecca Smith Ely, born January 29, 1837; mar- 

ried George Teas of Horsham Township, and had 
issue : — 

Ellen Teas, born October 18, 1857; unmarried. 

830. William Elwood Ely, M.D., bom September 13, 

1842 ; died July 6, 1892 ; graduated from the medi- 
cal department of the University of Pennsylva- 
nia in 1864, and served for a time as surgeon in 
the Civil War with General Hancock's Division 
of the Army of the Potomac. After close of the 
war he practiced medicine at Fox Chase. In 
1877, he moved to North Wales, Montgomery 
County, where he followed the business of a real 
estate agent, and where he died. He married, 
July 28, 1866, Hannah Conard, and had issue : — 

Francis Edward Ely, born March 26, 1867; 
married, 1890, Letitia C. Pyle. 

Bertha Estelle Ely, bom August 22, 1868; mar- 
ried Lincoln Weingartner. 

831. Anna Louisa Ely, born March 31, 1847 ; died March 

13, 1883; married, July 13, 1872, Israel Mullen, 
of Horsham, and had issue : — 

Howard Ely Mullen, bom October 6, 1874. 

Clarence Mullen, born August 3, 1877. 

Wesley Mullen, born July 8, 1882. 

832. Adele Caroline Ely, bom February 28, 1853; died 

August 16, 1896; married, October 22, 1874, 
Samuel C. Lukens, a lumber merchant of Phila- 
delphia. They had ten children, three of whom 
died in childhood ; those surviving are : — 

Jessie May Lukens, bom May 22, 1880. 

Marion Lukens, born July 11, 1882. 

Edward Samuel Lukens, born December 27, 

Helen Lukens, born May 28, 1888. 


Walter Lee Lukens, born May 13, 1890. 
Arthur Lewis Lukens, born October 27, 1892. 
Samuel Conard Lukens, born June 9, 1895. 

(423) HIRAM ELY, son of Aaron and Alada (Brit- 
tain) Ely, born in Lambertville, New Jersey, October 18, 
1804; died in New Hope, Bucks County, March 9, 1875. 
He was a coach-builder in New Hope for many years. 
He married Gulielma Penn Briggs, daughter of Mahlon 
and Amy (Dawes) Briggs. She was born September 9, 
1822, and died October 12, 1856. 

Children of Hiram and Gulielma Penn (Briggs) Ely: — 

833. John Dawes Ely, born May 3, 1842; married, Feb- 

ruary 13, 1868, Maria Ennis, born December 8, 

834. Elwood Ely, bom October 24, 1844 ; married, Decem- 

ber 24, 1870, Mary Emma Ely, daughter of Alfred 

835. Amy Dawes Ely, born August 8, 1847 ; married At- 

lee P. Palmer. 

836. A. Newton Ely, born July 29, 1850; married Cora 


(425) BRITTON ELY, son of Aaron and Alada (Brit- 
tain) Ely, born at Solebury, Bucks County, Pa., February 
16, 1812. Died December 5, 1897. Resided in Philadel- 
phia the greater part of his life. Married, at Trenton, 
November 3, 1842, Amy Ann Briggs, a member of Green 
Street Friends' Meeting, Philadelphia, who was born 
fifth month sixth, 1824, died sixth month twenty-fifth, 
1900. Daughter of Mahlon and Amy (Dawes) Briggs, 
and a descendant of Thomas Janney, one of Wm. Penn's 
Council and a noted minister of the Society of Friends. 
Their wedding was witnessed by a number of members of 
the New Jersey Senate then in session, among whom 
was Jonathan Dawes, a cousin of the bride. Their golden 
wedding anniversary was celebrated at Philadelphia in 
1892, at which they were presented a memorial address 
composed by one of the grandchildren. 

Children of Britton and Amy Ann Ely : — 

837. Rebecca Poulson Ely, born August 12, 1843; died 

December 7, 1869. Married by Friends ' ceremony, 


May 19, 1864, in Philadelphia, Timothy Taylor 
Eastburn, of Bucks County, Pa. Their only child, 
Amy Brittain, born December 20, 1866; married, 
October 19, 1887, Howard Knight, of Bucks 
County, Pa., and had children: J. Russell, Clif- 
ford Eastburn, and Rebecca Eastburn ; residing in 

838. Alada Brittain Ely, bom January 16, 1846 ; married 

Ephraim C. Lukens, by Friends' ceremony, ninth 
month 19th, 1878. Their son Brittain Ely Lukens, 
a graduate of Swarthmore College, married, 
fourth day, tenth month, fourteenth, 1908, Helen 
Nesbitt Emley, of Philadelphia; residing at Cyn- 
wyd, Philadelphia. 

839. Mary Dawes Ely, born April 3, 1849; died March 3, 

1906, unmarried. 
839a. Marmaduke Watson Ely, born 20th of second 
month, 1851 ; died, the result of an accident, eighth 
of eighth month, 1855. 

840. Elma Penn Briggs Ely, bom February 28, 1853; 

married William P. White, June 16, 1875, at 
Philadelphia, and shortly after removed to Nor- 
ristown. Pa. Their only son, Maurice Ely White, 
was born March 21, 1876 ; an electrical engineer. 

841. Hannah Elizabeth Ely, born August 7, 1855; mar- 

ried Franklin Pierce Myers, of Philadelphia, 
April 11, 1878. Reside at Wyndmoor, Chestnut 
Hill, Philadelphia. Their children were: Frank- 
lin Ely, b. May 31, 1880, d. Nov. 14, 1881 ; Edward 
Britton, b. Sept. 27, 1882; graduate of Uni- 
versity of Penna., married, April 14, 1909, at Mt. 
Airy, Emma Godfrey Carpenter, and removed to 
Omaha, Nebraska; Mary Ely, b. June 8, 1884; 
Joseph S., born Aug. 31, 1886, and Earle Pierce, 
b. Dec. 30, 1889; both students at the University 
of Pennsylvania. 

842. George Lefler Ely, born March 22, 1858; married, 

January 2, 1894, Anna Holmes; resides in Phila- 

843. Daniel Brittain Ely, born June 9, 1861. In 1882 

engaged in business in the West; organized the 
firm of Little & Ely in St. Louis. Mr. Ely founded 


and edited "St. Louis Finance," a journal of 
economics. In 1898 he organized and financed the 
Missouri Midland Railroad, a branch of the M., 
K. & T. system. In 1900, he returned to the East 
and since that time he has been engaged in the 
bond business in Wall Street. He is a charter 
member of the Montclair Chapter, Sons of the 
American Revolution, an ex-member of the Eco- 
nomic Club and Noonday Club of St. Louis, a 
member of the Economic Club of New York and 
the Montclair Golf Club. He is the author of sev- 
eral magazine articles on banking and currency, 
including a plan, published in the Bankers' 
Monthly of Chicago, for the merging of the Na- 
tional banks of the country into closer relations for 
the strengthening of the American banking system. 

He married in St. Louis, November 16, 1887, 
Harriette Louise, bom November 14, 1866, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Sally Champe (Carter) 
'Fallon and a granddaughter of Col. John 
'Fallon of St. Louis, who was a nephew of Gen- 
eral George Rogers Clarke and Governor William 
Clarke of Missouri. Children of Daniel Brittain 
and Harriette Louise (0 'Fallon) Ely: — 

Ruth Randolph Ely, born at Fairview, St. 
Louis County, August 28, 1888. 

Mildred Briggs Ely, bom December 13, 1889, at 
St. Louis; died in New York, 17th May, 1893. 

Amy Carter Ely, born in Philadelphia, 27th 
April, 1892. 

(429) RACHEL ELY, daughter of Mark and Hannah 
(Johnson) Ely, bom December 12, 1808, died July 30, 
1857; married Amos C. Paxson, of Solebury, who was 
bom in 1807, and died March 20, 1888. He was a farmer 
in Solebury, residing on the farm now owned by his 
daughter Caroline Price. He married, second, Rebecca 
Smedley, who still survives him. 

Children of Amos C. and Rachel (Ely) Paxson: — 
844. Letitia Paxson, born June 14, 1826; married An- 
derson West; she died April 16, 1889. Had one 
child, Joseph A. West. 


845. Hannah Paxson, born June 14, 1826; died October 

22, 1898; married Andrew Conard Worthington; 
died January 16, 1895, aged seventy-three. Chil- 
dren, Sallie, and Frank. 

846. Moses Paxson, born July 20, 1830; died April 2, 

1905 ; married, first, Mary Croasdale ; second. Ad- 
die Elizabeth Bettsson. Issue by first wife : — 

Sallie Paxson. 

Frank Paxson, married Rebecca Alcott. 
Issue by second wife : — 

Marion Paxson. 

Clement Paxson. 

847. Beulah S. Paxson, born December 26, 1832; died 

September 8, 1900. 

848. Sarah Ann Paxson, born August 9, 1834 ; died June 

3, 1864 ; married Horace Smith ; had one child : — 
Belle Smith, married Dr. Cooper, June 24, 1890. 

849. Mary Ellen, born August 9, 1834; married, August 

9, 1855, Charles M. Updycke. He died February 
5, 1894. They had issue :— 
Augusta Updycke, born May 19, 1856 ; married, 

in 1883, William DeCoursey. 
Louis P. Updycke, born February 21, 1858 ; died 

February 20, 1864: 
Amos P., born October 16, 1859; died March 2, 

Annabelle Updycke, born September 5, 1825. 
Minnie Updycke, born June 25, 1868; married, 

April 22, 1896, William Applegate. 
Flora Updycke, born March 2, 1873; died May 

18, 1894; married, October 19, 1892, Wm. 


850. Louis C. Paxson, born October 25, 1836; married 

Susannah Shaddinger: 

851. Martha E. Paxson, born April 23, 1838; married 

Robert Conard. They had issue : — 

Anna Conard, married William Hellyer. 
Caroline P. Conard, married, September 7, 
1893, Edward Kinsey. 

852. Caroline Paxson, born January 6, 1842; married 

Reuben Price. They had issue : — 

Carrol B. Price, born December 18, 1875. 


May Elizabeth, born March 1, 1877. 

Reuben Moore Price. 

Frederick Newlin Price, born January 25, 1883. 

Alice Rachel Price, bom January 25, 1883. 

(430) SARAH ANN ELY, daughter of Mark and 
Hannah (Johnson) Ely, born in Solebury, March 24, 
1811 ; died there June 18, 1887. She married, first, March 
14, 1832, Joseph Lownes of Upper Makefield, and they 
resided in that township until his death in 1848. She 
married, second, April 21, 1849, Samuel Cooper, and 
they resided on a farm in Solebury. He died December 
7, 1895. 

Children of Joseph and Sarah Ann (Ely) Lownes: — 

853. Henry Ely Lownes, born February 23, 1833; died 

April 4, 1884 ; married Sarah Ann Walton, daugh- 
ter of Aaron and Mary Ann Walton. 

854. May Lownes, born April 3, 1837 ; died December 3, 

1899, unmarried. 

855. Elias P. Lownes, born April 22, 1842 ; married Mar- 

garet Norcross, daughter of Charles and Hannah 

856. Joseph Lownes, born November 4, 1847; married, 

Margaret Scully, daughter of John and Sarah 
(Buckman) Scully. By her second marriage with 
Samuel Cooper, Sarah Ann Lownes had one child. 

857. Rachel Paxson Cooper, born May 2, 1857; married, 

1883, J. Williams Pidcock. 

(431) JAMES H. ELY, eldest son of Mark Ely by his 
second wife, Rachel Hambleton, born in Solebury, No- 
vember 6, 1816, died September 28, 1905. He married, 
March 2, 1841, Emeline Magill, daughter of John and 
Anne (Ely) Magill, and they lived during her life on a 
farm near Center Hill. After the decease of his wife, in 
1883, James resided on a small property adjoining his 
farm, with his youngest daughter Amy. 

Children of James and Emeline (Magill) Ely: — 

858. Henrietta Ely, born December 29, 1844; married, 

October 23, 1862, Ellis Walton. He died in 1903. 

859. Lizzie C. Ely, born February 17, 1846; married, 

December 26, 1867, Joseph Lear. They had is- 
sue: — 


Orville Lear, bom October 3, 1868 ; died 1906. 
Elnora Lear, died in infancy. 
Alba Sadie Lear, born August 8, 1876. 
Mary Emma Lear, born April 25, 1878. 
Musette Lear, born September 2, 1879. 

860. Josephine M. Ely, born May 23, 1847 ; married, De- 

cember 4, 1873, George Quinby. They had is- 
sue: — 

Lizzie L. Quinby, born November 8, 1874. 

Grace Quinby, born June 1, 1876. 

James Quinby, born February 5, 1878. 

Louis Quinby, bom May 12, 1880. 

861. Mark C. Ely, born December 30, 1848; married, 

December 11, 1878, Mary K. Leedom. Issue : — 
Horace T. Ely, born November 22, 1880. 

862. Eebecca Ely, born August 25, 1850; died February 

11, 1854. 

(432) ISAAC ELY, born in Solebury, May 24, 1819; 
married, December 25, 1841, Mary Magill, daughter of 
John and Annie (Ely) Magill. He was a farmer in Sole- 
bury until 1884, when he removed to New Hope and lived 
there until his death on March 2, 1898. His wife died 
March 2, 1897. He purchased, in 1848, a farm adjoining 
the old Ely homestead, part of the Pownall tract, on 
which he lived until 1866, when he purchased and re- 
moved to that part of the original homestead, given to his 
grandfather, George Ely, by the latter 's father, in 1760, 
where he resided until his removal to New Hope. In 1867 
he purchased the part of the old homestead which passed 
to Joshua Ely in 1760, now occupied by his grandson, 
George H. Ely. Isaac Ely was a prominent and success- 
ful man, active in all that pertained to the best interests 
of the section in which he lived, filling many positions of 

Children of Isaac and Mary (Magill) Ely: — 

863. Sarah Ellen Ely, born December 14, 1842; married 

in 1875, John S. Abbot; died August 3, 1876. 

864. William M. Ely, bom January 29, 1844; died April 

18, 1908; married, December 19, 1876, Agnes S. 


865. Anna M. Ely, bom June 7, 1845 ; married, March 29, 

1873, Frederick L. Smith, who died June 26, 1909. 

866. Edgar C. Ely, born October 14, 1846 ; died December 

25, 1851. 

867. Rachel Anna Ely, born June 4, 1850 ; died August 5, 


868. John H. Ely, born November 17, 1851 ; married, No- 

vember 29, 1882, Martha S. Gilbert, daughter of 
John W. and Lepha (Smith) Gilbert. 

869. Laura Ely, bom August 28, 1853; married, April 

7, 1887, Seth Walton. 

870. Warren S. Ely, born October 6, 1855; married, 

March 29, 1882, Hanna S. Michener. 

871. Alice K. Ely, born January 17, 1860 ; married, Janu- 

ary 28, 1892, Clarence T. Doty, of Jacksonville, 

872. Martha C. Ely, born October 12, 1861; married 

Thomas B. Claxton. 

(435) AMY W. ELY, daughter of Mark and Rachel 
Ely, born in Solebury March 16, 1826 ; married, Septem- 
ber 5, 1853, Isaac Heston Worstall, being his second 
wife. He was bom April 27, 1825, and died March 15, 
1886. They resided for a number of years on a farm 
near Lumberton, in Solebury, and later in the village of 
Center Hill, where he died. His widow removed to 
California with her daughter Emma and died there Sep- 
tember 9, 1898. Isaac H. Worstall was an officer in the 
Civil War and was prominent in local affairs in Bucks 
County, serving a term as County Treasurer and filling 
other official positions. His first wife was Mary Jane 
Ely, daughter of Whitson and Eliza (Wall) Ely. (See 
No. 405.) 

Children of Isaac H. and Amy W. (Ely) Worstall : — 

873. Alfred E. Worstall, born June 19, 1854; died August 

10, 1854. 

874. Joseph H. Worstall, born February 6, 1856; died 

December 27, 1857. 

875. Mary Jane Worstall, born August 9, 1858 ; died Sep- 

tember 20, 1866. 

876. Rachel Anna Worstall, born January 22, 1862 ; mar- 

ried George Wiley. 


877. Hannah Worstall, born September 28, 1866; died 

November 1, 1870. 

878. Emma E. Worstall, born May 15, 1870; married 


(436) MERCY P. ELY, youngest daughter of Mark 
and Rachel H. Ely, born November 28, 1828; married, 
November 27, 1850, William H. McDowell, who was born 
April 18, 1829, in Buckingham Township. They resided 
for a number of years on a farm in Solebury Township, 
later removing to Brick Meeting House, Cecil County, 
Maryland, where they resided until his death, February 
21, 1893. Mercy died at the residence of her daughter 
Lizzie, in Maryland, about 1900. 

Children of William H. and Mercy (Ely) McDowell: — 

879. David McDowell, born September 16, 1851; died 

January 23, 1857. 

880. Frank McDowell, born March 4, 1853 ; died January 

20, 1857. 

881. Alonzo McDowell, born January 23, 1855; died Oc- 

tober 13, 1860. 

882. Mark Ely McDowell, born December 13, 1856; died 

October 5, 1860. 

883. Gilbert McDowell, born August 28, 1861; married, 

December 20, 1883, Ida M. Gawer. 

884. Newton McDowell, born July 23, 1863. 

885. Irwin McDowell, born March 16, 1866. 

886. Ella McDowell, born June 26, 1868; died April 6, 


887. Lizzie McDowell, born July 25, 1870; married. 

(442) WILLIAM B. ELY, son of Amasa and Eliza- 
beth (Brittain) Ely, born March 7, 1812; died ; 

married, October 22, 1833, Elizabeth P. Cade, daughter of 
Samuel Cade. 

Children of William B. and Elizabeth (Cade) Ely :— 

889. Mary Elizabeth Ely, born April 17, 1835. 

890. Jane Paxson Ely, born September 24, 1837 ; married 

June 1, 1858, Major Chancellor Bailey, of Chan- 
cellorsville, Virginia, a Confederate officer in the 
Civil War. 


891. Harriet Smith Ely, born December 1, 1839 ; married 

Eugene Cathrall, of Philadelphia. 

892. Theodore Ely, born December 17, 1841; married 

Marie K. Bickley, September 5, 1862. 

893. Eobert G. Ely, born January 24, 1844 ; married. May 

25, 1871, Lizzie Carr. 

894. Ramsey C. Ely, born May 28, 1846; married, first, 

October 23, 1871, Carrie Carr ; second, 

895. Flora A. Ely, born November 18, 1848; married 


896. Fannie Paxson Ely, born February 1, 1853 ; married 

Abraham Springer. 

897. Mary G. Ely, born September 5, 1855 ; married Eu- 

gene Cathrall, his second wife. 

(444) HORACE ELY, son of Amasa and Elizabeth 
(Brittain) Ely, born May 18, 1822; died February 24, 
1866, at Trenton, New Jersey; married, February 24, 
1852, Clara M. Atkkinson, who is still living in Trenton, 
New Jersey. 

Children of Horace and Clara (Atkinson) Ely: — 

898. Sallie Ely, born December 20, 1853; married, April 

3, 1873, Morris C. Runyan. They had children : — 

Hugh A. Runyan, born May 18, 1874. 

Harry L. Runyan, born August 20, 1876. 

Margaret A. Runyan, born April 8, 1881. 

Morris C. Runyan, Jr., born September 17, 1882. 

Horace Ely Runyan, born May 1, 1884; died 
September 4, 1884. 

Albert Runyan, born March 8, 1888; died No- 
vember 23, 1890. 

Clara Ely Runyan, born February 4, 1895. 

(445) ELIZABETH ELY, daughter of Amasa Ely, of 
Lambertville, New Jersey, by his second wife, Alada 
Brittain, born November 19, 1829; died in Solebury, 
Bucks County, September 14, 1876. She married, Oc- 
tober 3, 1861, William C. Blackfan of Solebury, who died 
January 9, 1903. They resided on the old Blackfan 
homestead in Solebury and were members of Solebury 
Friends' Meeting. 


Children of William and Elizabeth (Ely) Blackfan:— 

899. Alada Ely Blackfan, born October 1, 1864; married 

October 5, 1887, William T. Eastburn of Solebury, 
son of Robert and Elizabeth (Reeder) Eastburn. 
They resided on a farm in Newhope Borough, de- 
vised to William by his grandfather, Joseph E. 
Reeder. They had children : — 

Sybil Ethel Eastburn, born April 6, 1890. 

William Blackfan Eastburn, born April 20, 

Edward Blackfan Eastburn, born February 9, 

Robert Blackfan Eastburn, born Oct. 18, 1901. 

900. Elizabeth Chapman Blackfan, born January 22, 

1866; unmarried. 

901. Edward Blackfan, born October 16, 1869; married, 

October 18, 1893, Florence J. Kirk, daughter of 
J. Anderson and Elizabeth Gilbert Kirk. 

(446) ELWOOD ELY, son of Amasa and Alada (Brit- 
tain) Ely, born July 25, 1833. 

(447) JOHN B. ELY, born October 10, 1836; died 
March 21, 1885. He married Annie Thompson and they 
had one child ; died in infancy. 

(448) SAMUEL B. ELY, born October 10, 1836, died 
in Paris, France, May 31, 1887. He married Anna Si- 
mons, of Philadelphia. 

Children of Samuel and Anna (Simons) Ely: — 

903. Amasa Ely, of Philadelphia, born December 3, 1862 ; 

died December 2, 1896; graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, a scholarship student ; mar- 
ried and had one son. 

904. Lemuel S. Ely, of Philadelphia. 

(449) ELIZABETH EASTBURN, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Rebecca (Kitchen) Eastburn, born September 
13, 1778 ; died September 7, 1833 ; married, 1802 Merrick 
Reeder of Solebury, who was for many years a Justice of 
the Peace and a prominent man in the community. She 


inherited from her father a farm on the line of Newhope 
Borough in Solebury, on which they resided. 

Children of Merrick and Elizabeth (Eastburn) Reeder : 

905. Joseph Eastburn Reeder, born March 28, 1813 ; died 

July 28, 1892; married, April 11, 1827, Letitia 

906. David K. Reeder, born October 29, 1804 ; died March 

24, 1888; married, September 27, 1827, Elizabeth 
M. Reeder. 

907. William P. Reeder, born April 26, 1815; died March 

31, 1885; married, November 23, 1837, Mary 

(459) JOHN HOLCOMBE ELY, eldest son of Asher 
and Eleanor (Holcombe) Ely, born on the old Ely home- 
stead in Solebury, March 6, 1792 ; died on the George Ely 
homestead adjoining, October 16, 1865. He married, 
first, November 11, 1812, Elizabeth Pownall, daughter 
of Reuben and Mary (Lee) Pownall of Solebury. She was 
born June 30, 1786, and died October 3, 1817. John H. 
Ely married, second, Elizabeth Kipel, born January 27, 
1794. She died October 30, 1893, at the residence of her 
son in New Jersey. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Pownall) Ely: — 

908. William Lee Ely, born August 12, 1813 ; died August 

6, 1814. 

909. Reuben Pownall Ely, born June 7, 1815; died De- 

cember 4, 1899; married December 4, 1851, Vio- 
letta Duer, born January 11, 1818 ; died November 
16, 1906. 

910. Elizabeth Ely, born August 17, 1817; died Febru- 

ary 12, 1847 ; married, March 24, 1842, Howard H. 
Children of John H. and Elizabeth (Kipel) Ely :— 

911. Andrew Jackson Ely, born October 6, 1822; died 

January 8, 1901; married, April 28, 1844, Eliza 

912. Mathias Cowell Ely, born March 22, 1824; died Feb- 

ruary 8, 1895; married, first, Emeline McFerren; 
married, second, July 4, 1850, Keziah Stackhouse. 

913. Albert K. Ely, born October 21, 1825; died 

; married. May 13, 1856, Sarah Dawes. 


914. Asher Ely, born August 1, 1830 ; married, first, Mar- 

garet Vansant, and, second, on December 2, 1852, 
Sarah Elizabeth Grubham. 

915. Margaret Ely, born March 30, 1832 ; died same year. 

(464) HOLCOMBE ELY, son of Asher and Eleanor 
(Holcombe) Ely, born in Solebury March 27, 1809; died 
at the residence of his daughter in Montgomery County, 
July 8, 1894. He married Rebecca Pickering, who died 
in Doylestown, September 11, 1891. He inherited from 
his father, and resided for a number of years on a farm 
adjoining the old homestead, part of the land purchased 
by his great-grandfather, Joshua Ely, out of the Pike 
tract. In 1864, he sold his farm and removed to Doyles- 
town, where he resided until after the death of his wife, 
and then removed to Montgomery County, where he died. 

Children of Holcombe and Rebecca (Pickering) Ely: — 

916. Lucille R. Ely, born February 1, 1837 ; died January 

25, 1870; married Louis C. Rice, M.D. 

917. Ridgway Ely, born ; married 

Emma Leedom. 

918. Eleanor Ely, born April 20, 1846; married Jacob 

Boyer, and had two children, George H., and Eu- 

919. Anna Ely, born Jime 27, 1847; died September 20, 

1880 ; married J. Curtis Michener. 

920. Sarah Ely, born September 17, 1849. 

921. Viola Ely, born March 30, 1857 ; died December 29, 

1892; married Frank Brand, of Montgomery 
County, and had one child — Irene. 

(466) JESSE ELY, son of Phineas and Deborah Ely, 
bom in Solebury about the year 1808 ; entered the regu- 
lar army when a young man and served five years, in- 
cluding the period of the Seminole War in Florida. AJfter 
the expiration of his service he removed to Ohio and 
married there Mary Anna (Shaner) Binkley, a widow 
with children. Both he and his wife died prior to 1860. 

There children were : — 

922. Jesse Ely, born October 31, 1846; enlisted in the 

Union Army, at the age of sixteen years, and died 
in service at Louisville, Kentucky, October 8, 


923. Amos Ely, born June 27, 1848, in Clermount County, 

Ohio, where he still resides. He married, Janu- 
ary 25, 1873, Electa B. Wymer. 

(470) PHINEAS ELY, son of Samuel and Grace 
(Haviland) Ely, born November 29, 1800, died March 
24, 1850 ; married, first, October 8, 1821, Eleanor Titus. 
She died November 8, 1829. He married, second, Mary 
Johnson. The children of the first marriage were: 

924. Edwin Ely, born November 14, 1822 ; married, Sep- 

tember 20, 1843, Margaret Carmack. 

925. Margaret Ely, born November 28, 1823 ; died April 

10, 1888; married, September 10, 1840, Samuel 
Moore, born July 20, 1820, died November 4, 1881. 
The children of the second marriage were : 

926. John Ely, born June 10, 1833; killed at Battle of 

Williamsburg; married, March 1, 1854, Sarah 
Kroesen, who died February 23, 1888, aged fifty- 
two years, leaving two children : — 

William K. Ely, born December 22, 1854. 

Phineas Ely, born July 15, 1858. 

927. Richard Ely, bom January 17, 1834; still living at 

Cordova, Illinois ; married, July 7, 1855, Abbie T. 

928. Ruth Ann Ely, bom February 9, 1837; married 

Smith Huselton. 

929. William H. Ely, bom April 5, 1839. 

930. David Ely, born April 30, 1840. 

931. Elizabeth Ely, born January 27, 1842. 

932. Samuel Ely, born January 16, 1844. 

933. Rebecca Ely, born February 9, 1846. 

(510) JOSEPH ELY, eldest son of George and Jo- 
hanna (Campbell) Ely, born in Northumberland County, 
Pa., January 15, 1802 ; married, April 23, 1826, Catherine 
Reed, and moved to Fulton County, Ohio, about 1844. 
His wife died on October 2, 1855. He died December 24, 

Children of Joseph and Catherine (Reed) Ely: — 

934. Robert Ely was a physician for many years in Me- 

dina, Michigan, and died there at the age of sixty 
years. He married Thalia Benson and had two 


935. Joseph Ely died in Fayette, Ohio, in 1892. He mar- 

ried Elizabeth Reeder and had two children, — 
Clinton, living in Fayette, Ohio, and Ellen, who 
married Oliver Kemp, also of Fayette. 

936. Hannah Ely. No further record. 

937. Harriet Ely. 

938. Jacob Ely was a soldier in the Civil War and died a 

few years after its close. 

939. Daniel Ely was a soldier in the Civil War and died 

in service. 

(511) WILLIAM ELY, second son of George and Jo- 
hanna Ely, born in Northumberland County, March 5, 
1809, married Sarah Campbell in 1826, and moved to 
Fulton County, Ohio, about 1845 and died there in 1861. 
His wife died in 1884. 

Children of William and Sarah (Campbell) Ely: — 

940. Johanna Ely, bom May 1, 1828 ; married Stilla Hoff- 

man; both are deceased. Their daughter. Flora 
Hoffman, married, February 9, 1872, L. J. Pike, 
of Fayette, Ohio, who was a soldier in the Civil 
War. They have two daughters, — Bertie, born 
March 14, 1873, — now living at Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia, — and Alma, bom February 2, 1875, who 
married Dr. C. F. Lauderdale. They live in Mil- 
waukee, Wisconsin, and have children, — Janette, 
born March 8, 1898, Mildred, born November 4, 
1899, and Catherine, born July 20, 1904. 

941. William C. Ely, born April 1, 1831; married his 

cousin Martha Bird, daughter of Asher and Cath- 
erine (Standback) Bird. (See No. 158.) They 
resided in Fulton County, Ohio. Their children 
were : Alice, wife of William Whetstone, Fayette, 
Ohio, and Lotta, wife of William Gonzales, of the 
same place. 

942. Sarah Ely, married N. N. Gorsuch, of Fayette, Ohio, 

who served during the whole of the Civil War. 
Their children were : William, Ross, Edward and 
942a. Rev. Levi Ely, born May 20, 1835, enlisted as a sol- 
died in 1863 and served till the close of the war. 
He entered the ministry in 1866 and was active 


therein until 1899, when his eyes failed him, be- 
coming totally blind in 1891. He was the pro- 
prietor of a paper published in the interest of the 
Christian Union Church in Newark, Ohio, from 
1883 to 1885. He married Sarah Earick, January 
4, 1860. Their children are : Wellington Ely, born 
March 3, 1861, died in 1865 ; Wilnetta, born Janu- 
ary 13, 1863, died in 1869; Carl Ely, born April 
25, 1870, and living in Fayette, Ohio. 

943. Mary J. Ely, married John Hoffman and had chil- 

dren: Vern and Earl. They reside in South Ta- 
coma, Washington. 

944. Margaret Ely, married Asher Lambertson. They 

reside in Fayette, Ohio, and have one son, Frank. 

945. Lucretia Ely, born July 15, 1847, and married John 

lams. They live in Fulton County and have chil- 
dren: Cora, married Allen Palmer, of South Da- 
kota ; Rolla, married Libbie Ely, residence Fulton 
County, Ohio; Mattie, married Charles Gleason, 
Fulton County, Ohio, and have as children, Homer, 
Lulu, Sadie, and Harry, residing with their 
parents at Fayette, Ohio. 
525. Children of Benjamin and Sarah (Ely) Persing, 
of Fulton County, Ohio : — 

946. Caleb Ely Persing, bom April 28, 1835 ; married, in 

1860, Phebe Follet, who died in 1864; married, 
second, Phebe Hord. They reside at Ceres, Cali- 
fornia, and have children: Elmer, Alfred and 

947. Hamilton S. Persing, born June 3, 1839; married, 

1865, Elizabeth Cox. They reside at West Unity, 
Ohio, and have children: — 

William B. Persing, born April 2, 1866; mar- 
ried, 1888, Annie Pritchet, residence, Ceres, 
California. Children: Geneva, Nella, Vern 
and Rachel. 

Cora M., born February 12, 1868; married, 
1892, Rev. I. E. Service, of Ceres, California. 

Maggie J., born August 6, 1870 ; married, 1895, 
L. D. Colvin, of Pemberville, Ohio. Children : 
Harland C. and Cyril H. 

Clyde H., born November 16, 1881; married in 


1902, Marion Swisher, and lives at Port 
Huron, Michigan. Had a son — Leonard C. 

948. Alvin W. Persing, married in 1869, Sabina Hittle, 

and lives in South Tacoma, Washington. They 
have children: Sadie, Catherine and Ely. 

949. Mary J. Persing, married, in 1872, David White, 

and they live at South Tacoma, Washington. 
Their children are : Ellie, Sadie, Edna and Ely. 

(530b) WILLIAM BIRD, son of John and Esther 
(Ely) Bird (158), born in 1808; married Jane Sharpless. 
They had children: — 

950. Alonzo Bird. 

951. Townsend Bird. 

952. Sabina Bird. 

953. William Bird, born January 10, 1835 ; married, Feb- 

ruary 20, 1854, Maria Kreigh, born December 30, 

954. Elizabeth Bird. 

955. Sharpless Bird. 

956. Charles Curtis Bird. 

957. Jane Bird. 

958. Marietta Bird. 

959. Matilda Bird. 

(535) GEORGE ELY, eldest son of Asher and Cath- 
erine (Campbell) Ely, bom in Northumberland County, 
Pa., March 1, 1812; removed with his parents to Knox 
County, Ohio. He was educated in the common schools 
and, being a diligent student, advanced far beyond the 
average in education. He married, January 1, 1833, 
Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Abraham and Hannah 
Keifer Folck, born in Pennsylvania, April 28, 1814. In 
1835, they removed to Williams County, Ohio, then al- 
most a primitive wilderness, heavily timbered and with 
many small streams winding their way through the for- 
ests. All kinds of wild game were plentiful, the country 
abounding with deer, wolves, wild cats, turkeys and 
smaller game, and the streams alive with fish. The In- 
dians still inhabited this part of the State and were 
friendly with the settlers. Mr. Ely, on his arrival, en- 
tered on a government tract of one hundred and twenty 


acres and erected a log cabin. He set about clearing the 
land which had cost him $1.25 per acre, and soon had 
several acres planted with Indian corn, vegetables and 
later with wheat and buckwheat. Mills were soon erected 
on the streams and the country was gradually filled up 
with settlers. The Indians, though friendly, were lazy, 
and lived principally upon fish. Some exciting incidents 
occurred in connection with the Indians. One day while 
Mrs. Ely and her two small children were alone in the 
house, five burly Indians came into the house, the first 
one whetting a large knife. So stealthily had they ap- 
proached that she did not notice them until they were in 
the house. Her fright can more readily be imagined 
than described. Upon seeing her fright, the Indians 
laughed vehemently and said, ''Me no hurt white wo- 
man." They had no intention of harming her and per- 
haps no desire to frighten her, it being but an incident 
of their thoroughly indolent manner. But few of them 
could speak even broken English. In 1838 they were re- 
moved by Act of Congress to reservations west of the 
Mississippi. Mr. Ely assisted in the organization of 
Brady Township in which he lived, and was one of twelve 
who voted at the first presidential election, he voting for 
Wm. Henry Harrison and the other eleven for Martin Van 
Buren. This was in 1836, when Van Buren was elected, 
but in 1840 Harrison was elected over him. George Ely 
was a leading and progressive citizen and took an ac- 
tive part in the improvement and development of the 
new country, holding the office of Justice of the Peace 
for a number of years, and also filling the office of County 
Commissioner and Alderman. Being a great reader and 
a man of good judgment, his counsel was sought in public 
affairs far and near. He helped to establish schools in 
the new community and gave his children as liberal an 
education as his limited means would allow. For more 
than half-a-century he lived upon the farm he had hewn 
out of the wilderness, enjoying the fruits of his labor 
until reaching the age of seventy-seven years, dying upon 
the anniversary of his birth, March 1, 1889. His wife 
survived him until June 18, 1897, dying in her eighty- 
fourth year. Their remains rest in the Ely row in 
Franklin cemetery. 


Children of George and Elizabeth (Folck) Ely:— 

960. Lafayette Gilbert Ely, born April 3, 1834; married, 

first, Sarah Masters; second, Mary E. Wood. 
(See Eighth Generation.) 

961. Catherine Ely, born July 10, 1836; married, July, 

1857, Henry Crum. 

962. Hannah A. Ely, born February 3, 1838; married, 

May 13, 1858, Louis Crum. 

963. Phebe Ely, born July 17, 1839 ; married, 1860, Clark- 

son C. Riddle, hardware merchant of Wellsville, 
Ohio, who died in February, 1877. They had one 
daughter, Florence, bom in 1865, who married 
George Howe, a merchant of Wellsville. 

964. Sarah Jane Ely, born April 11, 1842; married, 

March 18, 1866, Frank D. Mathias, veteran soldier 
of the Civil War. 

965. George W. Ely, born March 27, 1844, a non-commis- 

sioned officer in the One Hundredth Regiment 
Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War 
and was killed in battle of Atlanta, Georgia, Au- 
gust 6, 1864 ; buried on the battlefield. 

966. Henry Clay Ely, born December 1, 1846; died July 

15, 1850. 

967. Elizabeth Ely, bom August 23, 1851 ; married, Sep- 

tember 2, 1869, John W. Gilbert. 
Two other children died in infancy. 

(536) JOSEPH ELY, second son of Ash and Cath- 
erine Ely, born in Northumberland County, Pa., March 
4, 1814; moved with the family to Knox County, Ohio, in 
1825, and from there to Fulton County, Ohio, in 1838. 
He married, first, in 1835, Susan Struble, who died June 
23, 1857. He married, second, in 1859, Mrs. Rebecca Ives, 
bom in April, 1822. He was a farmer in Fulton County, 
Ohio, and filled the office of County Commissioner there 
for fifteen successive years and was a leader in the Bap- 
tist Church. 

Children of Joseph and Susan (Struble) Ely: — 

968. Adriana Ely, born August 19, 1836; died in 1895; 

married, in 1861, S. M. Whaley, and had children : 
Claude, Emma and Joseph. 


969. Emily Ely, born September 18, 1838 ; died in 1904 ; 

married, in 1862, David L. Powell. They had one 
son, Joseph. 

970. Joseph W. Ely, born December 28, 1839 ; died Janu- 

ary, 1903; married, first, in 1862, Ruth Leacock, 
who died February 5, 1873 ; second, in 1875, Agnes 

971. Asher B. Ely, born March 19, 1843; was a soldier 

from 1861 to 1865. He married, November 10, 
1867, Amelia Earick. Their children are: Susan 
B., Cora A., Arwilda D., Adrianna G., Wilba A., 
Jerome R., Bessie M. and Lucy E. 

972. Francisco Ely, born November 25, 1844; married 

Martha Powell and has one son, William, 

973. Mary E. Ely, born November 29, 1846; married 

Philip Delair. They live at Morenci, Michigan. 

974. Catherine Ely, born March 2, 1849 ; died December 

9, 1897, unmarried. 

975. William Ely, born April 10, 1852 ; married Melvina 

Layman, and has children: Edward, Maud and 
Alice. They live at Blissfield, Michigan. 

976. Robert A. Ely, bom August 23, 1855. 
Children of Joseph and Rebecca (Ives) Ely: — 

977. Cassius M. Ely, born June 27, 1861 ; died August 27, 


978. Martha A. Ely, born October 8, 1863 ; married Jacob 


(539) JOHN ELY, fourth son of Asher and Catherine 
(Campbell) Ely, born in Northumberland County, Pa., 
March 13, 1820; removed with his parents to Ohio in 
1825, and to Fulton, in the same State, in 1838. He mar- 
ried, in 1842, Mary, daughter of John and Charity 
Mason. She died October 20, 1856. He married Rhoda 
Mason in 1858. He died September 26, 1878, and Rhoda, 
his widow, died November 15, 1891. 

Children of John and Mary (Mason) Ely: — 

979. Charity Ely, born April 30, 1843 ; married, in 1881, 

to Norman Ingraham. Their son, Harry Ingra- 
ham, bom February 2, 1883, died October 29, 1904. 

980. Asher M. Ely, bom February 11, 1845; died April 2, 



981. Rhoda A. Ely, bom September 1, 1846; died April 

2, 1849. 

982. Harry W. Ely, born April 6, 1848 ; married, Novem- 

ber 4, 1875, Tamar E. Snyder. 

983. Phebe A. Ely, born June 20, 1850 ; married, Novem- 

ber 17, 1881, Alfred Borton, of West Point, Indi- 

984. Mary C. Ely, born January 8, 1852; died, unmar- 

ried, in 1883. 

985. Catherine Ely, born May 22, 1852 ; married, August 

5, 1875, Edwin Borton. They have children : Mag- 
gie E. and Edwin. 

986. John M. Ely, born August 7, 1855 ; married April 28, 

1881, Priscilla Borton, and lives at Fayette, Ohio. 
They have children : — 

Lucy L. Ely, born March 24, 1883. 

Verna Ely, born December 25, 1885. 

Glenn M. Ely, born January 24, 1891. 
Children of John and Rhoda (Mason) Ely: — 

987. Winfield S. Ely, born December 5, 1859; married, 

November, 1881, Isidore M. Oswald. He was a 
farmer and stone mason in Hillsdale County, 
Michigan. His children are: Stella, Nellie, 
Charles, Mabel, Alta and Florence. 

988. Stanton N. Ely, born March 16, 1862 ; married Rhea 

Hyder. They live in Tippecanoe County, Ohio, 
and have children: Elva and Howard. 

989. Elliot C. Ely, born January 13, 1865; married, 1894, 

Dora McElroy. They are living in Fayette, Ohio, 
and have children : Dwight, Velna and Ross. 

(540) ASHER ELY, son of Asher and Catherine 
(Campbell) Ely, born in Northumberland County, Pa., 
January 24, 1822; moved to Williams County, Ohio, in 
1840, and married there November 25, 1841, Martha 
Borden. She died September 25, 1864. He married, sec- 
ond, November 16, 1865, Phebe A. Marlon, who died 
March 18, 1887. He died June 2, 1899. 

Children of Asher and Martha (Borden) Ely: — 

990. Mary Ann, born March 14, 1843; died August 26, 



991. George A. Ely, born February 10, 1845 ; served as a 

soldier through the Civil War; died in Kansas 
City, May 4, 1905. He married, March 8, 1866, 
Carrie Shangle. 

992. Santha S. Ely, born January 4, 1849 ; married B. F. 

Mattern, a soldier in the Union Army during the 
whole of the Civil War. They have children: 
Wilbur and Lulu. 

993. Joseph T. Ely, born April 12, 1851. He is a farmer 

living near Osburn, Kansas ; married Frances E. 
Axtell and has the following children : — 

Eleanor E., born August 24, 1878. 

Esther L., born October 18, 1880. 

Ida A., born November 2, 1882. 

Martha E., born December 2, 1885. 

Bertha, born March 20, 1888. 

Edith, born March 1, 1897. 

994. Ella L. Ely, born April 12, 1860; married, Febru- 

ary 12, 1880, George Pif er. Their children are : — 
Carmi, born October 6, 1885 ; married Harry E. 

Mildred, born July 5, 1887 ; married H. C. Hoop- 


(541) WILLIAM ELY, son of Asher and Catherine 
(Campbell) Ely, born in Northumberland County, Pa., 
April 20, 1824 ; removed to Ohio with his parents the fol- 
lowing year; married there, in 1847, Susan Carr, who 
died April 29, 1867 ; married, second, in 1868, Agnes Her- 
rin. She died September 11, 1888. 

Children of William and Susan (Carr) Ely: — 

995. Sabina Ely, born November 29, 1849. 

996. Albert Ely, born December 13, 1853. 

997. Marion Ely, born May 29, 1855. 

998. Eugene Ely, born July 30, 1857. 

999. Ella Ely, born June 15, 1859. 

1000. Ellsworth Ely, born February 14, 1861. 

1001. Sherman Ely, born December 30, 1865. 
Children of William and Agnes (Herrin) Ely: — 

1002. Cassius Ely, born July 7, 1869; died June 25, 1882. 

1003. Libbie Ely, born November 9, 1871 ; married Rolla 



1004. Eunice Ely, bom May 3, 1874. 

1005. Howard Ely, born October 16, 1876; married 

Maggie Haley. 

(542) ESTHER B. ELY, daughter of Asher and Cath- 
erine (Campbell) Ely, born in Knox County, Ohio, 1840; 
married there, August 14, 1845, John Salsbury, who died 
March 30, 1887. She died June 9, 1889. 

Children of John and Esther B. (Ely) Salsbury;— 

1006. Asher Ely Salsbury, born November 26, 1846 ; died 

February 10, 1847. 

1007. Asher Salsbury, born April 18, 1848 ; died Septem- 

ber 17, 1848. 

1008. John W. Salsbury, born August 15, 1849; died No- 

vember 2, 1884. 

1009. Nathan Salsbury, bom September 17, 1852. 

1010. Catherine E. Salsbury, born July 4, 1855. 

1011. Adelaide Salsbury, born October 8, 1857 ; died July 

25, 1858. 

1012. Ida A. Salsbury, bom December 9, 1858. 

(543) SAMUEL ELY, son of Asher and Catherine 
(Campbell) Ely, born in Knox County, Ohio, August 11, 
1829 ; married in Williams County, Ohio, October 6, 1854, 
Hannah Trip, who died September 29, 1878; married, 
second, April 1, 1880, Martha Moore. 

Children of Samuel and Hannah (Trip) Ely: — 

1013. Henry W. Ely, born July 6, 1857; married, Octo- 

ber 27, 1885, Lucretia Smith, born August 28, 
1853, and had children : Henry and Harold F. 

1014. Asher C. Ely, born February 12, 1859; married, 

January 7, 1892, Mary Thompson, and had chil- 
dren : — 

Asher Ray Ely, bom July 8, 1893. 

Louis B. Ely, born December 15, 1894. 

1015. Edwin D. Ely, born July 20, 1862; married, Sep- 

tember 17, 1884, Janet Farmer, born February 5, 
1864, and had children : — 

Hattie E. Ely, born June 15, 1886. 

Hannah G. Ely, born December 19, 1887. 

Samuel Ely, born August 29, 1890. 

Frank D. Ely, born November 19, 1892. 


Arthur E. Ely, born May 5, 1896. 
Robert E. Ely, born June 30, 1899. 

1016. Samuel H. Ely, born April 11, 1866 ; married, April 

11, 1889, Bertha M. Black, born June 27, 1873, 
and had children: — 

Florence M. Ely, born November 9, 1890. 

Grace T. Ely, born October 5, 1901. 

1017. Emily E. Ely, born June 24, 1872; married, June 

29, 1902, Benjamin AUion, and had a son : — 
Wilmer E., born December 1, 1904. 

(545) OBADLAH STILWELL ELY, son of Asher and 
Catherine (Campbell) Ely, born in Knox County, Ohio, 
January 20, 1834; married Mahala A., daughter of Hon- 
orable Ezekiel Masters. She was born January 12, 1839. 

Children of Obadiah S. and Mahala (Masters) Ely: — 

1018. Elmer Ely, born October 2, 1859 ; married, January 

17, 1883, Luella McGrew, and had children : — 
Frank Ely, born January 30, 1886. 
Florence Ely, born March 15, 1889. 

1019. William M. Ely, born January 27, 1864; married, 

March 3, 1889, Emma L. Tressler, and had 
children : — 

Mary Fern, bom January 12, 1891. 

Helen May, born June 12, 1896. 

1020. Leroy B. Ely, born August 25, 1874; died April 9, 


(546) CATHERINE ELY, daughter of Asher and 
Catherine (Campbell) Ely, born in Knox County, Ohio, 
March 13, 1836; married, in Williams County, Ohio, Au- 
gust 5, 1853, George Marks, who died April 24, 1875. She 
married, second, October 5, 1876, Thomas Moss. She 
died October 14, 1900. 

Children of George and Catherine (Ely) Marks: — 

1021. Hattie B. Marks, born October 14, 1854; married, 

November 17, 1877, Joseph Moss, who died May 
13, 1903. They had children:— 

Samuel C. Moss, born May 8, 1880. 

Gladys E. Moss, born August 6, 1883. 

1022. Marion W. Marks, born March 13, 1860. 


Issue of Thomas and Catherine (Ely) Moss: — 

1023. Edna Moss, born October 16, 1877; married Rev. 

Samuel Altman, and had one daughter: — 
Grace M. Altman, born July 2, 1904. 

(548) LYDIA ANN ANDERSON, daughter of Joseph 
and Sarah (Norton) Anderson, born July 18, 1801; mar- 
ried, April 5, 1821, Isaac Parsons, of Falls Township, 
Bucks County, Pa. He was a son of Isaac Parsons, of 
Falls, by his second wife, Elizabeth Broadnax, and was 
born in Falls, July 3, 1794. He inherited his father's 
farm in that township and resided there all his life, dying 
August 21, 1857. His wife, Sarah, survived him almost 
a half century, dying July 19, 1901, aged one hundred 
years and one day. 

Children of Isaac and Lydia Ann (Anderson) Par- 
sons : — 

1024. Elwood Parsons, born April 5, 1822 ; died October 

13, 1891 ; married Mercy Ann Taylor. 

1025. Charles A. Parsons, bom June 30, 1831; married, 

in 1856, Mary Buckman, and had eleven children, 
four of whom died in infancy : — 

Alfred M. Parsons, born February 25, 1834. 

Sarah A. Parsons, born ; 

married Robins. 

Maria A. Parsons, born ; 

married William S. Mull. 
Elizabeth Parsons. 
Emma Parsons, married Newbold 

Rosa Parsons, married Dr. J. E. Case. 

(561) DAVID GOULD ELY, son of John and Buelah 
(Gould) Ely, born at Western, Oneida County, New 
York, September 20, 1811, died near Rock Falls, White- 
side County, Illinois, June 20, 1900. He married, on 
February 17, 1836, Elvira Wallace, and they had children 
as follows: — 

1026. Buelah A. Ely, born October 9, 1837. 

1027. George Ellison Ely, born November 18, 1839. (See 


1028. Lydia M. Ely, born July 6, 1841. 

1029. Nancy W. Ely, born March 6, 1843. 


1030. Eliza W. Ely, born November 14, 1844. 

1031. Lovira G. Ely, born January 27, 1847. (These 

children were all born at Western, Oneida 
County, New York.) 

(568) RICHARD NORTON, son of John and Mary 
(Ely) Norton, born near Heightstown, New Jersey, July 
8, 1791, on the old family homestead and resided there all 
his life, dying December 2, 1855, and is buried in the old 
Ely-Norton burying ground near Heightstown. He mar- 
ried Ellen Wyckoff, born December 30, 1793, died Janu- 
ary 30, 1877. She was a daughter of Jacob Wyckoff, who 
then owned Wyckoff's Mills. Richard Norton was a 
member of the Society of Friends, but was disowned by 
them for "marriage out of unity," and died a Baptist 

Children of Richard and Ellen (Wyckoff) Norton: — 

1032. John Norton, born December 27, 1815; died June 

17, 1848, unmarried. 

1033. Wyckoff Norton, born October 15, 1817 ; died June 

6, 1891 ; married Frances Edwards and had seven 

1034. William R. Norton, born November 10, 1819 ; mar- 

ried Mary E. Taylor and had four children. 

1035. Joshua R. Norton, born ; mar- 

ried Harriet Ann Field and had three children. 

1036. James Norton, born 1826; married, April 3, 1878, 

Ada R. Carnahan, at Farmer, New York. 

1037. Charles McChesney Norton, born September 27, 

1830; died May 24, 1906; married Lydia Slack. 
(See forward.) 

1038. Mary Norton, born October 21, 1835; died July 12, 

1899, unmarried. 

(580) JOSEPH J. ELY, son of Joseph and Grace 
(Holman) Ely, born in Millstown Township, Monmouth 
County, New Jersey, March 16, 1813 ; died there Septem- 
ber 13, 1895. He married, August 10, 1837, Margaret 

Children of Joseph J. and Margaret (Duncan) Ely: — 

1039. Catherine Ann Ely, born June 1, 1838. 

1040. Stephen D. Ely, born May 31, 1840. 


1041. Joseph Addison Ely, born September 22, 1847; 

married Sarah Fischer Legoine. (See forward.) 

1042. Sarah Matilda Ely, born January 17, 1851. 

(592) ANN ELY, daughter of John J. and Achsah 
(Mount) Ely, born October 18, 1801; died April 16, 1874; 
married, January 29, 1823, George Hunt, born April 16, 
1795 ; died January 5, 1875. 

Children of George and Anna (Ely) Hunt: — 

1043. Wilson Hunt, born February 25, 1824; died July, 


1044. John Ely Hunt, born August 25, 1826; died April 

26, 1898; married, January 28, 1851, Sarah 

1045. Elijah Hunt, born August 9, 1829; died April 7, 


1046. Mary Taylor Hunt, born October 5, 1831; died 

February 8, 1908; married, December 6, 1854, 
Levington DuBois, of Freehold, New Jersey, and 
has a large family of children living in that town. 
1046a. William Ely Hunt, born March 19, 1835 ; died Sep- 
tember 29, 1854. 

1047. Ellen Doty Hunt, born December 27, 1840. Her 

residence is in Jersey City and Freehold, New 

1048. Georgianna Hunt, born August 28, 1842; married, 

November 13, 1861, David Augustus Van Der- 
veer, of Freehold, New Jersey, and has three 
children. (See forward.) 

(594) WILLIAM MOUNT ELY, son of John J. and 
Achsah Ely, born April 17, 1789; married, November 7, 
1832, Ann Conover, and had six children, five of whom 
died unmarried. The surviving son is : — 

1049. William Conover Ely, born November 19, 1849; 

married, November 29, 1871, Elizabeth Schenck. 
They reside at Holmdel, New Jersey, and have 
children : — 

Charles S. Ely, born August 23, 1872. 

Daniel Schenck Ely, born July 6, 1882. 

William Mount Ely, born December 14, 1885. 


(597) HORATIO ELY, son of John J. and Achsah 
(Mount) Ely, born in Freehold Township, Monmonth 
County, New Jersey, March 26, 1812, was educated at 
Lennox Academy, Lennox, Mass. He located on his 
father's farm, which he later purchased and spent his 
whole life there, dying September 10, 1886. Like his 
father, he was active in the Whig party, and was elected 
Sheriff of Monmouth County in 1837. He also filled a 
number of other official positions in the county and town- 
ship. He was a director of the Freehold Banking Com- 
pany; a manager of the Monmouth County Insurance 
Company; trustee of the Peddie Institute; a manager 
of the Monmouth County Agricultural Society, and filled 
a number of other positions of trust and honor. He was 
a member and deacon of the Freehold Baptist Church. 
He married, December 3, 1834, Helen Conover, daughter 
of William J. Conover, of Manalapan. 

Children of Horatio S. and Ellen (Conover) Ely: — 

1050. Jane C. Ely, born August 21, 1835 ; died November 

10, 1897; married, January 26, 1859, John H. 
Denise, and had issue: — 

Lilian Conover Denise, born December 25, 
1861 ; married, May 4, 1882, Clifford C. Sny- 
der, and has one child, — Cecil Denise Snyder, 
born November 19, 1889. 

John Elmer Denise, born October 1, 1864 ; died 
October 7, 1865. 

Charles Henry Denise, bom July 26, 1867; 
died May 8, 1868. 

Helen Adelaide Denise, bom November 6, 
1870; died February 7, 1875. 

Horatio Ely Denise, born December 25, 1876; 
died April 26, 1880. 

1051. Achsah Ely, born June 29, 1837; died April 9, 1841. 

1052. John J. Ely, bom October 17, 1839. He graduated 

at Brown University in 1861, and at Albany 
Law School in 1864, receiving the degree of 
LL.B. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar 
June term, 1865, as attorney and counsellor, and 
had since been engaged in active practice at 
Freehold, New Jersey. He married, October 17, 


1866, Hannah A. Applegate, and has one daugh- 
ter, Dena Mae Ely. 

1053. Helen Ely, born October 1, 1841 ; married, October 

5, 1881, Luther R. Smith. (See forward.) 

1054. Adeline Ely, born November 15, 1843; died Oc- 

tober 9, 1875; married, August 16, 1871, Luther 
R. Smith. 

1055. Ann Rebecca Ely, born September 10, 1845; died 

September 10, 1894 ; married, February 15, 1871, 
Dr. James L. Abrahams, and had three children. 

1056. Horatio Ely, bom December 6, 1847 ; died Septem- 

ber 28, 1848. 

1057. Horatio Ely, born August 5, 1849 ; died August 15, 

1882 ; married, June 9, 1881, Jemima A. Snyder. 
She resides at Millhurst, New Jersey. 

1058. William L Ely, born June 29, 1851 ; resides at West 

Freehold, New Jersey. 

1059. Mary H. Ely, born March, 20, 1853; died, unmar- 

ried, March 7, 1877. 

1060. Catherine Eliza Ely, born June 23, 1857; died Au- 

gust 21, 1864. 

1061. Charles H. Ely, born May 13, 1859; resides at 

Orange, New Jersey. Engaged in banking busi- 
ness in Newark; member of Orange Club and 
Lotus Club, New York. 

(598) JOSEPH ELY, son of John J. and Achsah Ely, 
born May 5, 1814 ; died February 20, 1885 ; married De- 
cember 24, 1840, Catherine Conover, and had children : — 

1062. William Ely, born August 26, 1842 ; died Decem- 

ber 14, 1843. 

1063. Jane Eliza Ely, born October 27, 1844; married, 

November 4, 1869, Henry J. Mount, and had one 
daughter, Helen Ely Mount, born August 18, 
1887, who married, October 27, 1904, Willard 

1064. Achsah Mount Ely, born November 10, 1845; died 

December 13, 1904. She graduated from the 
Young Ladies ' Seminary, Freehold, New Jersey, 
in 1863, and from Vassar College, in 1868. She 
served two years as lady principal of the Con- 
necticut Literary Institute at Suffield. She aft- 


erwards became lady principal of Peddie Insti- 
tute at Hightstown, New Jersey, September, 
1872, where she remained until June, 1876. She 
was appointed to teach in the Normal College, 
New York City, September 20, 1876. 

In 1887 she was elected head of the depart- 
ment of Mathematics at Vassar College, where 
she remained until her death, December 13, 1904. 

Professor Ely was an active member of the 
Alumnae Association of Vassar College from its 
earliest beginnings, serving (1871-1872) as chair- 
man of its first committee to secure alumnae rep- 
resentation on the Board of Trustees. From 
February, 1885 to 1890, she was chairman of the 
committee which secured the money and built 
the college gymnasium. She served as an of- 
ficer of both the A. C. A. and the Vassar Asso- 
ciations, having been the president of the Vassar 
Association from 1894 to 1896. In the words of 
the president of Vassar College, "She became an 
inspiration to many students to pursue a life of 
study. " " She has gone, but she has left a herit- 
age full of encouragement, a lesson to all of you 
who are in the college to-day." 

1065. Catherine Louisa Ely, bom December 3, 1848 ; died 

February 25, 1850. 

1066. Ann Hunt Ely, born December 14, 1850; married 

January 2, 1889, Jonathan H. Dey, and had one 
son, Joseph Ely Dey, born September 21, 1891. 
His residence is in Robinsville, New Jersey. 

1067. Emma Ely, born January 6, 1853 ; died March 30, 


1068. Charles Henry Ely, bom January 8, 1856; died 

February 17, 1856. 

1069. Helen Ely, born January 28, 1857 ; died December 

16, 1874. 

1070. Catherine Ely, born August 18, 1859, and living in 

Freehold, New Jersey, unmarried. 

(599) JOHN WOODHALL ELY, son of John J. Ely, 
was bom April 18, 1818; died July 8, 1887; married 


Catherine Holmes November 8, 1839, and had three 
sons : — 

1071. Daniel Holmes Ely, born August 20, 1842 ; died No- 

vember 15, 1875; married Sarah Matilda Du- 
Bois, December 31, 1862, and had one child : — 
Hulda H. Ely, born April 27, 1870; married 
Howard T. Ely, January 1, 1889, and had 
two sons : Harold C. and Edwin H. Ely. 

1072. Eugene C. Ely, born May 13, 1845 ; married Mary 

Matilda Conover, January 13, 1875; married, 
second, Anna Sutphin Heyer. The children of 
Eugene and Mary Ely are : 

Addie Rue Ely, born November 7, 1870; mar- 
ried, November 20, 1889, Garret D. Long- 
Daniel Holmes Ely, born March 16, 1875 ; mar- 
ried, October 3, 1903, Mary Longstreth Con- 
John M. Ely, born April 1, 1877. 

1073. John M. Ely, born November 10, 1847; married 

Maggie Schenck, November 27, 1878. No issue. 

(600) HENRY DOUGLASS ELY, son of John J. and 
Achsah (Mount) Ely, born August 29, 1820; died Septem- 
ber 6, 1873 ; married, September 7, 1868, Mary Taylor. 

Children of Henry Douglass and Mary (Taylor) 

1074. Rebecca C. Ely, born October 11, 1859; died Au- 

gust 12, 1892; married, November 26, 1890, Mil- 
lard F. Conover. No issue. 

1075. Howard T. Ely, bom July 21, 1861 ; is living near 

Holmdel, Monmouth County; married, January 
1, 1889, Hulda H. Ely. They had two sons, Har- 
old C. Ely, born March 8, 1896, and Edwin H. 
Ely, born October 11, 1903. 

1076. Dr. Thomas Cox Ely, born in Holmdel, Monmouth 

County, New Jersey, July 29, 1863. He was edu- 
cated at Colgate Academy and University at 
Hamilton, New York. He left college in his 
senior year to enter the medical department of 
the University of Pennsylvania, from which he 


received his medical degree in 1887. Colgate 
University conferred upon him the honorary de- 
gree of A.M. in 1891. He entered the practice 
of medicine in Philadelphia in which he has since 
been actively engaged. He is a member of the 
Union League Club, the American Academy of 
Medicine and several other medical associations 
and of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 
He married, November 9, 1887, Anna Perry 
Cromwell, born July 11, 1867, daughter of Wil- 
liam H. and Mary Ellen (Whiley) Cromwell. 
They have one son, William C. Ely, born June 
16, 1891. 

1077. Emma L. Ely, bom February 27, 1866; is living 

with her brother. Dr. Thomas Cox Ely, in Phila- 

1078. Achsah M. Ely, bom September 25, 1868; died 

April 15, 1899. 

1079. Henry D. Ely, bom October 31, 1870, and resides 

at Holmdel, New Jersey; married, February 20, 
1895, Carrie Lupton, and has issue: — 

Madeline Ely, born November 2, 1896. 

Carrie Ely, born December 19, 1897 ; died De- 
cember 22, 1897. 

Ruth L. Ely, born August 2, 1899. 

(601) DR. THOMAS COX ELY, of Philadelphia, 
youngest son of John J. and Achsah (Mount) Ely, born 
in Monmouth County, New Jersey, December 22, 1822, 
was for many years a practising physician. He died No- 
vember 20, 1893. He married, March 16, 1859, Elizabeth 

Children of Thomas C. and Elizabeth (Longstreth) 

1080. John Longstreth Ely, of Holmdel, New Jersey, 

bom March 27, 1860; married, December 16, 
1885, Adeline Jewett, and had issue: — 

Elizabeth J. Ely, born September 2, 1887. 

Adaline Walling Ely, born August 14, 1889. 

Achsah May Ely, born May 6, 1891. 

Thomas Cox Ely, born February 10, 1895. 


1081. William Henry Ely, born July 12, 1863; living in 

Holmdel, New Jersey; married, November 30, 
1887, Gertrude Carson. No issue. 

1082. Elizabeth Achsah Ely, born October 31, 1866; died 

December 3, 1866. 

(606) JOSEPH STORY ELY, youngest son of Joseph 
and Ann Story Ely, born August 16, 1814 ; married, De- 
cember 15, 1835, Achsah Ely Rue, daughter of Matthew 
and Rebecca Ely Rue. She was born December 25, 1815. 
(See forward number.) 

Children of Joseph S. and Achsah (Rue) Ely: — 

1083. John J. Ely, born January 1, 1838; died January, 


1084. Mary Louisa Ely, born March 6, 1840 ; died Novem- 

ber 15, 1844. 

1085. Henry Judson Ely, bom October 11, 1845 ; married, 

November 9, 1892, Reba Allen, daughter of 
Charles and Mary (Winter) Allen, and had is- 
sue: — 
Allen J. Ely, born December 4, 1894. 
Mary Achsah Ely, born January 30, 1897. 

1086. Helen Anna Ely, born October 6, 1851; married, 

December 8, 1880, James P. Hopping, son of 
John J. and Hannah Patterson Hopping. 

(633) WILLIAM MOUNT ELY, son of George and 
Phebe (Coombs) Ely, born in New Jersey, April 1, 1803; 
removed with his parents to Clermont County, Ohio, 
1806, settling at the present site of Batavia, the county 
seat. He married, in 1823 or 24, Mary Ann Robinson, 
and removed later to Maitland, Holt County, Missouri, 
where he died, January 6, 1861. 

Children of William M. and Mary Ann (Robinson) 

1087. Harriet A. Ely, born December 21, 1824; died Sep- 

tember 28, 1851 ; married D. C. Everhart and had 
one child, William Ely Everhart, now living in 

1088. William R. Ely, born May 9, 1827, now living at 

Batavia, Ohio. He was a minister of the Meth- 
odist Church and a member of the Annual Con- 


f erence ; married Lavinia Weaver in 1853. Their 
only surviving child is Edwin C. Ely, of Batavia, 

1089. Mary M. Ely, born December 13, 1829; died July, 

1871; married, in 1848, William Harden, and 
had children: Mary A. (deceased), Sallie, Har- 
riet, Jessie, Freemont and William. 

1090. George Ely, born February 5, 1832; now living in 

Chicago ; married, in 1855, Mary Ensley, and has 
children: William, Smith M., Olin, Carrie and 

1091. Rebecca Grant Ely, born 1834 ; died in 1835. 

1092. John Ely, born December 3, 1837 ; died in Chicago 

in 1899; married Arabella B. Gaddis, and had 
children : Rebecca G. and Hattie Belle, the latter 
a noted elocutionist. 

1093. Daniel Jones Ely, was born November 22, 1840, at 

Batavia, Ohio, and died May 9, 1891, at Savanna, 
Missouri. He enlisted in the Union Army July 
25, 1861, at Connersville, Indiana, in Company I, 
Third Indiana Cavalry, with which he served in 
the Army of the Potomac for three years; was 
' mustered out at Indianapolis, August 14, 1864, 
having been for a short time a prisoner of war 
in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. 

The following tribute came from the pen of a 
comrade on seeing a notice of his death, and 
which very truthfully portrays the man : 

"Mustered Out." 

"Of consumption, at his residence in Savan- 
nah, Missouri, May 9, 1891, Dan. J. Ely, aged 
fifty years, five months and seventeen days. 

In the death of Dan. J. Ely the nation has lost 
a good citizen, the world a truly good Christian 
man. A better defender of the flag never served 
in the late Civil War; true to his country, his 
comrades and his God. In battle — brave, in 
camp — gentle and kind and always ready for 
duty. He served in the Army of the Potomac, 
in Company I, Third Indiana Cavalry, three 
long years. Was mustered in and mustered out 


with the original organization, having enlisted 
in July, 1861. While in the service he contracted 
the disease which finally overcame him. 

The blessed memory of his kind, true and 
gentle manhood will ever remain green to those 
who served with him and knew him best. ' ' 

He married at Westport, Decatur County, In- 
diana, March 28, 1867, Sarah M. Mitchell, daugh- 
ter of Matthew and Sarah (Dyson) Mitchell, of 
Liberty, Union County, Ohio. She was born 
October 28, 1843, and is still living at Savannah, 
Missouri. They had children: — 

Kate Amelia Ely, born February 27, 1868; 
died July 8, 1893. 

Matthew Mount Ely, born February 24, 1871 ; 
living at Savannah, Missouri. 

Mary A. R. Ely, born January 22, 1873 ; died 
in infancy. 

Maggie May Ely, born February 9, 1874; died 
October 9, 1875. 

1094. Achsah A. Ely, was born September 28, 1843 ; mar- 

ried at Savannah, Missouri, February 25, 1869, 
William T. Ely, and is living at Templeton, Cali- 
fornia. Their children are : — 

David M. Ely, born January 12, 1870. 

James A. Ely, born July 28, 1871. 

William S. Ely, born September 9, 1873. 

Joseph W. Ely, born April, 1877. 

(637) ACHSAH M. ELY, daughter of George and 
Mary (Mount) Ely, married about 1826, Daniel Jones, in 
Ohio, and had children: — 

1095. Mary E. Jones, was living at Newtown, Ohio, un- 

married, in 1892. 

1096. Major William E. Jones, a lawyer of Cincinnati, 

married Lizzie Turpin, who died in 1863, and sec- 
ond, in 1874, Katie C. Bishop. 

1097. Dr. John E. Jones, a physician of Cincinnati, Ohio, 

married Euphemia Edwards. They have chil- 
dren : — 
William E. Jones, Jr., and Louisa Jones. 

1098. Rebecca J. Jones, died in infancy. 


1099. Matilda A. Jones. 

1100. Daniel Jones, a farmer near Newtown, Ohio. 

1101. Achsah Jones, deceased. 

1102. Isaac D. Jones, M.D., of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

1103. Eliza J. Jones, deceased. 

1104. George W. Jones, a farmer near Newtown, Ohio; 

married Georgianna Sullivan and had four chil- 
dren. The two eldest at home are Alice and 

1105. Kate B. Ely, married Joseph W. Cotterell, a con- 

tractor and builder of Batavia, Ohio. 

(641) REV. GEORGE ELY, son of James and Je- 
mima (Hunt) Ely, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, 
January 3, 1808. He graduated from the University of 
Nashville, Tennessee, whither he went, through the influ- 
ence of Doctor Lindsay, who having been previously a 
professor of Nassau Hall, was then president of the Uni- 
versity, and entered Princeton Seminary in 1835, where 
he spent three years, and was ordained and installed pas- 
tor over the churches of Dutch Neck and Hamilton 
Square in April, 1840. In 1840, he married Catherine 
Belville, eldest daughter of the Rev. Robert Belville, 
pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Neshaminy, Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania. The breaking down of his health 
compelled him to resign his charge in the autumn of 1885. 
In the summer of 1885-6, he removed with his family to 
the home of Mrs. Ely's brother, the Rev. Jacob Belville, 
D.D., then pastor of the church of Neshaminy, Bucks 
County, Pa., and principal of Roseland Female Institute, 
where, on August 14, 1856, he died, and was buried in the 
cemetery of the church adjoining the Institute. 

Mr. Ely was survived by his wife and three children. 
Mrs. Ely, in the fall of 1859, married the Rev. Mahlon 
Long, Ph.D., principal of Tennent School, Hartsville, 
Pennsylvania. After the death of Mr. Long, February 
1, 1892, she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. 
James L. Amerman, in Bloomfield, New Jersey, where 
she died May 10, 1894. 

Children of Rev. George and Catherine (Belville) 

1106. Robert Belville Ely, bom February 13, 1841 ; mar- 


ried Eleanor W. Anderson, of Trenton, New Jer- 
sey. He served in the navy during the War of 
1861, and after being honorably discharged was 
settled for a number of years in Havana, Cuba, 
where his wife died in 1878. He died in Phila- 
delphia, October 7, 1883, leaving two children, — 
Catherine, who married Clarence Collins, of 
Philadelphia, July 10, 1893, and Robert, who 
married, March 19, 1906, Pauline Huber, of 

1107. Rebecca Ely, bom December 23, 1845 ; married, Oc- 

tober 12, 1870, Rev. James L. Amerman, D.D. 
Dr. Amerman was for fifteen years a missionary 
in Japan, and is now assistant Treasurer of the 
Board of Foreign Missions of the Dutch Re- 
formed Church. Their home is in Bloomfield, 
New Jersey. They have three children, — 
Eleanor, the wife of William Potter Sutphen, 
Mayor of Bloomfield, Bessie and Donald. 

1108. Rev. George Wells Ely, born April 11, 1848; gradu- 

ated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 
April, 1878, and was ordained and installed pas- 
tor of the Presbyterian Church of Wyoming, 
Pennsylvania, on the 30th of the same month. 
He married Eliza Gould Burr, of Westport, Con- 
necticut, June 23, 1880. The pastoral relation in 
Wyoming was dissolved in December, 1882, and 
he was installed pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church of Columbia, Pa., January 3, 1883, which 
relation he still sustains. Mrs. Ely died March 
18, 1888, and on February 18, 1890, he married 
her sister, Mary Hanford Burr, of Westport, 
By his first wife, he has three children: — 

George Wells Ely, Jr., who married, August 
10, 1907, Alice R. Francis, of Merrilian, Wiscon- 

Mary Hanford Ely. 

Mahlon Long Ely. 

(641a) MAHLON SPENCER ELY, son of George and 
Aim (Spencer) Ely, born in Harford County, Maryland, 


July 23, 1797 ; died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1885 ; mar- 
ried, August 29, 1824, Judith Rose, born on the Isle of 
Guernsey, in 1801, daughter of Pierre Rose. They had 
children : — 

1108a. Charles Wesley Ely, born July 13, 1825 ; died Feb- 
ruary 18, 1881 ; married and had one child, a son 
who died in 1889. 
1108b. George Fletcher Ely, bom 1828; died 1874, un- 
1108c. Juliette Ann Ely, born 1831, unmarried. 
1108d. Charlotte Rose Ely, born August 5, 1833; mar- 
ried, 1856, James Hammer King. See forward. 
1108e. John Benjamin Ely, born January 22, 1836; died 

1896, unmarried. 
1108f. Samuel Septimus Ely, born January 7, 1838; 
married, and had one son Samuel Septimus Ely, 
Jr., born 1884. 
llOSg. Mary Frances Ely, born 1841; died 1895; mar- 
ried ; no children. 

(1108d.) CHARLOTTE ROSE ELY, daughter of 
Mahlon S. and Judith (Rose), born August 5, 1833, died 
August 18, 1868 ; married, in 1856, James Hammer King, 
born September 12, 1830, died March 6, 1876. (See for- 
ward 1420a.) 

(645) WILLIAM TOWSON ELY, eldest son of Asher 
and Elizabeth (Towson) Ely, of Elysville, Maryland, 
bom in 1826 ; married, first, in 1851, Elizabeth Moke, and, 
second, in 1856, Marie Mead. He had children : 

1109. Arabella Ely, born 1852 ; died, unmarried, in 1870. 

1110. William R. Ely, born August 25, 1857 ; married, at 

Baltimore, Maryland, in 1882, Kate Claytor, 
born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in 
1856, daughter of George and Maria (Owens) 
Claytor. They have two children : — 

Eberle Ross Ely, born in 1883. 

William Claytor Ely, born in 1885. 

1111. Florence E. Ely, bom November 29, 1858. 

1112. Mary E. Ely, born February 26, 1862. 

(647) MARY JANE ELY, daughter of Asher and 
Elizabeth (Towson) Ely, born April 20, 1831, in Balti- 


more, Maryland, and died at Ellicott's Mills, Howard 
County, Maryland, now Ellicott City. She married, in 
1849, William A. Loder, a native of New Jersey. 
Children of William A. and Mary Jane (Ely) Loder: — 

1113. Elizabeth Ely Loder, born December 29, 1851; 

died March 28, 1852. 

1114. Josephine Ely Loder, born June 20, 1854 ; married, 

at Baltimore, Jmie 13, 1878, William H. Wells, 
born at Baltimore, September 2, 1851. They 
have children: — 

Grace Ely Wells, born February 23, 1880. 

Florence Elizabeth Wells, born January 1, 

Elmer G. Ely Wells, born November 29, 1883. 

(648) EUGENIA ELIZABETH ELY, daughter of 
Asher and Elizabeth (Towson) Ely, born at Elysville, 
Maryland, in 1838 ; died in 1877 ; married, in 1858, Adam 
Scott, of Ellicott City, Maryland. They had children: — 

1115. Frank Scott, born April 12, 1860; died July 3, 


1116. Elizabeth Scott, born August 16, 1861; married, 

October 7, 1883, Thomas Kirby, born in Ellicott 
City, Maryland, February 13, 1859, son of Rob- 
ert and Charlotte Kirby. They have one child, 
Eugenia, born December 5, 1885. 

(656) ELY PARRY, M.D., eldest son of David and 
Elizabeth (Ely) Parry, born at Drumore, Lancaster 
County, Pa., October 11, 1804; died at Lockhaven, Pa., 
April 19, 1874. He married, first, in 1833, Elizabeth 
Herr, daughter of David and Rebecca (Bressler) Herr, 
of Lancaster County, who was born September 6, 1807, 
died June 2, 1858, at Lancaster, Pa. They had three 
children : — 

1117. Henry B. Parry, born October 10, 1834; married, 

at Columbia, Pa., September 16, 1858, Elizabeth 
C. Gray. They had no children. 

1118. John Ely Parry, born May 2, 1846; died at Min- 

neapolis, Minnesota, April 6, 1874; married, in 
New York, January 10, 1867, Annie Smith, who 


was born at Oxford, Ohio, September 24, 1849, 
and was a daughter of Edward K. Smith and 
Annie Sinnickson. They had children: — 
Anna Weatherby Parry, born November 7, 

Lucy Sinnickson Parry, bom January 19, 

1119. Charlotte R. Parry, bom March 18, 1850. 

Dr. Ely Parry married, second, August 21, 1864, Eliza- 
beth H. Bitner, and had one son : — 

1120. George Atlee Parry, born August 17, 1868; died 

August 27, 1887, unmarried. 

(657) LYDIA PARRY, daughter of David and Eliza- 
beth (Ely) Parry, born at Drumore, Lancaster County, 
September 20, 1806; died November 10, 1832, in Upper 
Oxford Township, Lancaster County, Pa. She married. 
May 26, 1830, John Broomell, son of Isaac and Lydia 
(Neal) Broomell, of Chester County, born January 10, 
1794, died March 15, 1881. 

Children of John and Lydia (Parry) Broomell: — 

1121. Elizabeth Broomell, born April 30, 1831; died Au- 

gust 8, 1832. 

1122. George D. Broomell, born July 27, 1832 ; married 

at Chicago, Illinois, April 23, 1861, Ellen B. 
Chapin, born February 16, 1835, at New Marl- 
borough, Massachusetts, daughter of Nathan A. 
and Elizabeth Wheeler Chapin. They had chil- 
dren : — 
Chester Chapin Broomell, born in Chicago, Illi- 
nois, February 19, 1862 ; married there, July 
2, 1888, Laura F. Johnson, and has three chil- 
dren: Ellyn Chapin Broomell, born August 
4, 1891; Frances Johnson Broomell, born 
December 4, 1894, and Mary Broomell, born 
August 14, 1903. 

1123. Albert W. Broomell, born September 7, 1867; died 

in infancy. 

1124. George D. Broomell, Jr., born October 26, 1870; 

died February 2, 1899. 

1125. Frances Ely Broomell, bom Febmary 6, 1874. 


(658) RACHEL PARRY, daughter of David and 
Elizabeth (Ely) Parry, born at Drumore, Lancaster 
County, Pa., January 8, 1808; died in Philadelphia, 
March 15, 1876. She married, January 27, 1830, Joseph 
Brosius, born April 18, 1804, died July 19, 1830. They 
had one child : — 

1125a. Joseph Parry Brosius, born in Chester County, 
Pa., January 3, 1831; married at Attleborough, 
Bucks County, Pa., October 19, 1858, Mary W. 
Ely, daughter of General John and Rebecca 
Winder Ely. He married, second, May 9, 1866, 
Sarah C. Shoemaker, who died in Philadelphia, 
January 7, 1896. They had issue : — 

Elizabeth S. Brosius, born December 19, 1868 ; 
married, April 7, 1896, Frank P. Kraft. 
Rachel (Parry) Brosius married, second, March 5, 
1856, at Foresthill, Maryland, Samuel Eastburn, son of 
Robert and Rachel (Croasdale) Eastburn, of Bucks 
County, who was born in 1804, and died October 16, 1868. 
They had no children. 

(661) SENECA ELY PARRY, son of David and 
Elizabeth Parry, born at Drumore, Lancaster County, 
December 13, 1813; died August 22, 1848. He married, 
at Lancaster, March 23, 1842, Priscilla Stubbs, who died 
at Harrisonville, Ohio, July 22, 1897. 

Children of Seneca E. and Priscilla (Stubbs) Parry: — 
1125b. John Stubbs Parry, born at Drumore, Pa., Janu- 
ary 4, 1843; died at Jacksonville, Florida, 
March 11, 1876; married, in Philadelphia, April 
5, 1864, Rachel P. Sharpless, born September 12, 
1838; died November 7, 1883, daughter of Wil- 
liam P. and Anna G. (Pennell) Sharpless. They 
had no children. 
1125c. Letitia Parry, born at Drumore, Pa., November 5, 
1844 ; married, March 18, 1864, A. Haviland Hull, 
and had issue: — 

Seneca Parry Hull, born January 28, 1865; 
married, July 5, 1889, Elizabeth Dickson 
Hull and has one child, John Walter Hull, 
born June 12, 1894. 
John Burling Hull, born July 17, 1869. 


Abel A. Hull, born November 28, 1876. 

Mary Anna Hull, born April 5, 1846 ; married, 
March 16, 1887, Aaron Packer, who was born 
January 23, 1846. They have two children : 
Sarah I. Packer, born September 20, 1888, 
and Jesse P. Packer, born November 9, 1890. 

(663) SENECA W. ELY, son of Samuel and Eebecca 
(Wilson) Ely, born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Sep- 
tember 15, 1813 ; was reared in Buckingham Township, in 
that county, receiving his early education at the Friends ' 
School there and later attending the Friends' Boarding 
School at West-town, Chester County, Pa. He was reared 
in the faith of the Society of Friends, in which his an- 
cestors had held membership for a century and a half 
prior to his birth, and after removing to Rochester, New 
York, to learn the trade of a printer, received the fol- 
lowing certificate from the Meeting in his native town- 

' * To the Monthly Meeting of Friends at Rochester, State 
of New York : 

Dear Friends: — Application being made on behalf of 
Seneca Ely, a minor, who resides as an apprentice within 
the compass of your Meeting, for our certificate to you, 
upon inquiry, no obstruction appears; we therefore 
recommend him as a member of our religious society to 
your Christian care and regard, and remain 

Your friends, 

Samuel Johnson, 
John Watson, 
John Wilson, 
Samuel Iden. 

Signed on behalf of the Monthly Meeting of Friends 
of Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the 2nd of 
the 8th month, 1830, by 

Thomas Paxson, SupH, Clerk.'' ^ 

Later, however, he united with the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church, of which he was a devout member from 
early manhood until his death. 

He learned the trade of a printer, and some knowledge 
of the world among the New Yorkers at Rochester, going 
there in 1828 in the height of the Morgan excitement. He 


perfected his knowledge of the art preservative of all 
arts in the establishment of the Venerable L. Johnson, of 
Philadelphia. He removed to Ohio and purchased the 
old Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, entering actively on the 
business of his profession, and, after the manner of the 
day, editing his own paper in every particular. 

Mr. Ely was twenty-two years of age when he voted the 
first time, while a citizen of Ross County, Ohio, for Gen- 
eral William H. Harrison for the Presidency. He was 
an active participator with the older politicians — Ewing, 
Bond, Stanbery, Creighton, Thrall, and a host of others 
— in forwarding the principles and fortunes of the Whig 

At that time he was known throughout Ohio as an able 
writer and politician. He was an enthusiastic Whig and 
it was Mr. Ely who dubbed his party ' ' the grandest party 
ever formed." 

In the earlier portion of his editorial career he was 
the contemporary of Hammond of Cincinnati, Wilson 
of Steubenville, the Saxtons of Canton and Urbana, Bail- 
hache of Columbus, the Comlys of Dayton, the Gallaghers 
of Springfield, Harris of Cleveland and others. When 
Taylor was elected, a Pursership in the United States 
Navy and the post of Charge d ' Affaires to Sardinia was 
offered him, but not accepted, from considerations of a 
domestic nature. He was solicited to run for either 
House of the State Legislature from time to time, but 
always preferred as ^Hhe post of honor the private sta- 
tion." Pending and during the Mexican War as an 
editor he sustained the Whig policy of the times, and 
when California was acquired, and subsequently Arizona 
and Alaska, he sympathized and labored editorially and 
with distinction for the judicious extension of the borders 
of the country. 

As a member from his Congressional district of the 
last National Convention of the Whig party, Mr. Ely 
advocated the nomination of Millard Fillmore, who had 
served most usefully in that high ofiice after the death of 
President Zachary Taylor, but after voting forty-eight 
times for Fillmore, perceiving there were signs of dis- 
ruption in the Convention, he led off and changed his 
vote to General Winfield Scott, on the announced prin- 


ciple that *'as a constellation is formed of congeries of 
stars, so is a great party of its statesmen and members, 
and the constellation is of major consequence to any 
particular star." Scott was defeated, but the unity of 
the party was preserved, until the Southern efforts to 
break up the country changed its status, and he passed 
from the Whig party into its successor and remained a 
Republican to the time of his death. The firing on the 
flag at Sumter suddenly converted Mr. Ely from * ^ silver 
gray" conservatism to anti-slavery principles. 

He was one of the subscribers who devoted $1,000 each 
to the building of the third railroad in the State, that 
between Marietta and Loveland. He was made an officer 
of the Board of Directors, and continued as such until 
the completion of the line in 1858, editing his Gazette 
most of the time, and serving as Receiver of Public 
Moneys at Chillicothe for four years. He pursued con- 
siderable geological investigation in Southern Ohio as 
divertisement in the meantime. He next interested him- 
self in the building of street railroads in Cincinnati and 
was Treasurer of the first company organized for that 

Later in life, in the period succeeding the Civil War, 
he took a prominent part in the preliminary discussion 
that led to the building of the Cincinnati Southern Rail- 
road. He was a proficient geologist and in that capacity 
examined the country through which the railroad was 
to pass, and was instrumental in locating a number 
of coal and iron mines, which added greatly to the im- 
portance and success of the venture. 

Seneca W. Ely voted for Lincoln the first time that 
memorable man was a candidate, and he acted with the 
Republican party always afterward. During the Civil 
War he was much employed in sanitary services, espe- 
cially in Missouri, where, at St. Louis, he was treasurer 
of the famous Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair, which 
raised and dedicated $675,000 to the sick and wounded 
soldiers. From 1870 to 1874 he published and edited a 
paper in Miami County, Ohio. In the latter year he 
removed to Circleville, where he conducted the leading 
Republican journal eighteen months, but became wearied 
with the paper in a country hopelessly of politics oppo- 


site to his own. He again returned to Cincinnati, and 
sought employment on the Gazette. When the Commer- 
cial and the Gazette combined, he continued on the edi- 
torial force. For many years he was editor of the agri- 
cultural department of the Gazette, and afterward the 
Commercial Gazette, and also of the Weekly Gazette, and 
of the weekly edition of the Commercial Gazette. 

At the time of his retirement from the Commercial 
Gazette, in October, 1892, he was the oldest editor and 
printer in the State. He was founder of the Covington 

Mr. Ely died at his home in West Walnut Hills, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, February 6, 1893, and was buried at Chilli- 
cothe. He had been confined to the house but a short 
time, having been down town about his business within 
a week. 

Seneca W. Ely was from his youth a hard and persist- 
ent worker, doing with earnest and enthusiastic effort 
whatever he had set his hand and his head to accom- 

He was exceedingly courteous, gentlemanly and kind 
in every act, and thanked God at night if he had been 
able to do some one a favor during the day. 

Seneca W. Ely married, August 20, 1840, at Chilli- 
cothe, Ohio, Mary Delano, born November 11, 1818, 
died May 1, 1849, at Chillicothe, Ohio. She was the 
daughter of Amasa and Judith (Garth) Delano, of Scott 
County, Kentucky. He married, second, at Chillicothe, 
July 11, 1850, Agatha Eustice Fell, born in Fauquier 
County, Virginia, September 11, 1821, daughter of 
Charles Bell and Agatha Conway Blackwell, of Fauquier 
County, Va. 

Children of Seneca W. and Mary (Delano) Ely: — 

1126. Sarah Wilson Ely, born May 22, 1841 ; died June 

7, 1855. 

1127. Susan Delano Ely, born March 4, 1844; married 

Edward Field Kice of Cincinnati, Ohio. (See 
Eighth Generation.) 

1128. Rev. John Hugh Ely, born July 21, 1846; died 

July 18, 1906; married, January 2, 1873, Mary 
Darwin Stanton. (See Eighth Generation.) 

1129. Mary Ely, died in infancy. May 5, 1849. 


Child of Seneca W. and Agatha E. Bell Ely:— 
1130. Elizabeth Antoinette Ely, born March 5, 1860, re- 
siding in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

(664) MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN ELY, second son of 
Samuel and Rebecca (Wilson) Ely, born January 26, 
1816, was a distinguished officer in the Union Army dur- 
ing the Civil War, entering the service October 7, 1861, 
as Junior Major of the Twenty-third Regiment Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers. The Twenty-third Regiment had pre- 
viously served a three-months' term under Colonel 
Dare and Lieutenant-Colonel David B. Birney, and on 
being mustered out, in August, 1861, was organized by 
Colonel Birney and recruited to fifteen companies, 
twelve of which were from Philadelphia, and was 
assigned to the First Brigade, First Division, 
Fourth Corps under Brigadier-General Graham, Bri- 
gade Commander, General Buel, Division Commander 
and Corps Commander, General Erasmus D. Keyes. The 
regiment was generally known as *' Birney 's Zouaves." 
Colonel Birney was, however, promoted to Brigadier- 
General on February 17, 1862, and Captain Thomas H. 
Neill was made Colonel. It became a part of the Army 
of the Potomac and took part in the battle of Manassas 
and in the Peninsular campaign. 

Major Ely was severely wounded at the battle of Fair 
Qaks, May 31, 1862, the first active engagement of the 
Regiment. General Keyes, in his official report, states 
that the Twenty-third attacked the enemy with great gal- 
lantry. In the first attack the enemy was driven back. 
In the second attack and under the immediate command 
of General Couch this regiment and the Sixty-first Penn- 
sylvania assailed the vastly superior forces of the enemy 
and fought with extraordinary bravery, though com- 
pelled at last to retire, they brought in thirty-five pris- 
oners. Both regiments were badly cut up. After this the 
Twenty-third took part in the hard fighting which closed 
the day near Seven Pines. Major Ely was promoted to 
Lieutenant-Colonel, July 20, 1862, returned to duty and 
resumed his command at the initiation of the Chancel- 
lorsville campaign. The brigade was detached to assist 
in carrying the pontoon bridge. The troops carried the 


boats of the bridge for miles along the stream in order 
to prevent the enemy hearing the rumble of wagons. 
Lieutenant-Colonel Ely was promoted to Colonel Decem- 
ber 13, 1862. He was again forced to be absent while the 
regiment was in the Gettysburg campaign and did not 
return until the second of September. 

While on the Eapidan, Colonel Ely's brigade made a 
crossing at a place called ''Ely's Crossing." 

As an incentive to heroism Colonel Ely distributed, in 
September, 1863, one hundred silver medals for that 
number of enlisted men who were designated by their 
company officers as most deserving of merit in the bayo- 
net charge at Mary's Heights, May 3, 1863. The line of 
battle in this furious engagement, W. J. Wray, the his- 
torian of the Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
states in his history of that regiment, was formed by 
the Fifth Wisconsin, Colonel Allen; the Sixth Maine, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Harris; the Thirty-first, New York, 
Colonel Jones, and the Twenty-third Pennsylvania, 
Colonel Ely, the latter regiment volunteering. General 
Sedgwick in his report of this battle stated that the line 
of battle advanced on a double-quick against the rifle 
pits, neither halting nor firing a shot until they had 
driven the enemy from their lower line of works. In the 
meantime the storming columns had pressed forward to 
the crest and carried the works in the rear of the rifle 
pits, capturing the guns and many prisoners. These 
movements were gallantly executed under a most de- 
structive fire. 

Colonel Ely resigned from the army December 6, 1863, 
on account of wounds and sickness contracted in the line 
of duty and was succeeded by Lieutenant-Colonel Glenn. 
He was made Major-General of Volunteers, 1865, ''for 
faithful and gallant conduct during the war." Honor- 
ably mustered out 1867. 

He died suddenly May 5, 1869. 

General Ely had married, first. May 31, 1837, Rebecca 
Richards Winder (born February 22, 1817, died Septem- 
ber 26, 1854), daughter of Aaron and Sarah (Vanhorn) 
Winder, of Lower Makefield, Bucks County. 

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1131. Sarah W. Ely, born November 19, 1840 ; died June 

12, 1860 ; married, October 19, 1859, Joseph Bro- 
sius, son of Joseph and Rachel (Parry) Brosius 
(1123). They had no issue. 

1132. Thomas Seneca Ely, born July 1, 1843; died Au- 

gust 24, 1850. 

1133. Samuel Lawrence Ely, born May 24, 1847; died 

March 19, 1886; married, December 29, 1865, 
Mary Comly Knight. (See Eighth Generation.) 
General John Ely married, second, March 13, 1856, 
Marie Antoinette Morris (born September 12, 1833 ; died 
March 24, 1877), daughter of Abner and Sarah (Winder) 
Morris and half-sister to his first wife. They had one 

1134. John S. Ely, born August 17 ; married Mary Negus 

and they have one child, — Claxton Ely. 

(666) LAVINIA S. ELY, only daughter of Aaron and 
Rebecca (Sheed) Ely, of Buckingham, born November 17, 
1833; died December 19, 1894; married, April 13, 1854, 
Albert S. Paxson, of Buckingham. They resided on the 
only Ely homestead near Holicong which she had inher- 
ited from her father, it being part of the land purchased 
by Hugh Ely in 1720. Albert S. Paxson was for a time 
associated with his brother, Samuel Johnson Paxson, in 
the publication of the Doylestown Democrat, at Doyles- 
town. Pa. He was a man of literary taste, writing oc- 
casionally for newspapers and other periodicals. He 
was for ten years a justice of the peace in Buckingham 

Children of Albert S. and Lavinia (Ely) Paxson: — 

1135. William Ely Paxson, born December 19, 1856 ; died 

January 9, 1857. 

1136. Edward Ely Paxson, born May 7, 1860; married, 

1893, Emily F. Arnold. 

1137. Henry Douglass Paxson, born October 1, 1862; 

married, 1902, Hannameel Canby Paxson. 

(669) WILLIAM ELY, son of Edward and Sarah Ann 
(Paxson) Ely, born December 17, 1814; died October 12, 
1852 ; married, March 12, 1840, Ann Livezey, daughter of 
Samuel and Mary (Wood) Livezey. They live in Phila-' 


Children of William and Ann (Livezey) Ely: — 

1138. Edward Ely, born July 8, 1843. 

1139. Mary W. Ely, born April 7, 1845; died August 19, 


1140. George Ely, born August 15, 1847 ; died October 13, 


1141. Anna W. Ely, born April 11, 1850; died, unmar- 

ried, in 1888. 

1142. William Ely, born December 10, 1852; died Janu- 

ary 3, 1853. 

(670) GEORGE ELY, son of Edward and Sarah Ann 
(Paxson) Ely, born May 31, 1818; married, September 
23, 1847, Mary Hallowell, daughter of Israel and Mary 
( Jarett) Hallowell, and lived near Abbington. 

Children of George and Mary (Hallowell) Ely: 

1143. William Ely, born December 23, 1848; died August 

2, 1867. 

1144. Israel H. Ely, born July 7, 1853 ; married, October 

11, 1877, Elizabeth Hallowell. 

(671) ANNA W. ELY, daughter of Edward and Sarah 
Ann (Paxson) Ely, born January 28, 1824; married, June 
8, 1848, Joshua Paxson, born October 18, 1805, died May 
5, 1870, son of Joshua and Mary (Willett) Paxson. They 
lived in Philadelphia. Their only child was : — 

1145. Edward Ely Paxson, born June 5, 1849 ; died Janu- 

ary 2, 1864. 

(672) RUTH ANNA ELY, daughter of Elias and 
Sarah (Wilson) Ely, born June 10, 1825; died July, 1869; 
married, in 1861, Oliver Paxson. They lived at "Maple 
Grove," New Hope Borough. 

Children of Oliver and Ruth Ann (Ely) Paxson: — 

1146. Sarah Ely, born 1862; married Edward G. Rhoads. 

1147. Oliver Wilson Ely, born 1864; married Mary Jan- 


1148. Caroline Ely, born 1867 ; married John C. Stine. 

(673) MARGARET WILSON ELY, daughter of Elias 
and Sarah M. Wilson Ely, born April 27, 1829 ; died May 
5, 1901 ; married, March 21, 1860, Dr. James E. Rhoads, 
and had children : — 


1149. Anna Ely, born 1863 ; married William C. Ladd. 

1150. Caroline N. Ely, born in 1864. 

1151. Cliarles James Ely, born in 1872. 

(674) RICHARD ELIAS ELY, only son of Elias and 
Sarah M. (Wilson) Ely, born July 5, 1833, and still re- 
siding at "Cintra," the old family residence in New 
Hope Borough; married, September 21, 1855, Caroline 
Newbold, and they have children : — 

1152. William Newbold Ely, of Philadelphia, born Octo- 

ber 1, 1859; married Lillie B. Cairns; See for- 

1153. Margaret W. Ely, born September 9, 1861; living 

with her father. 

(675) JOSEPH HOLMES and Achsa M. (Ely) Davis 
had issue, one child : — 

1154. Mary Olden Davis, who married, September 8, 

1870, George Eastburn, of Philadelphia, an emi- 
nent educationalist, the proprietor of Eastburn 
Academy, who died October 13, 1907. She died 
May 8, 1873. They had issue,— one child :— 
Holmes D. Eastburn, born May 15, 1872 ; mar- 
ried, April 30, 1895, Eleanor Whitten. 

(676) MARY ANNA ELY, second daughter of Hugh 
B. and Sarah M. (Olden) Ely, born in Buckingham, Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1816 ; died in Sole- 
bury Township, July 22, 1879. She married, April 16, 
1845, Moses Eastburn, son of Moses and Rachel 
(Knowles) Eastburn of Solebury, who was born May 8, 
1815, and died September 27, 1887. He was a worthy rep- 
resentative of one of the old and prominent families of 
Bucks County, possessing to a marked degree the best 
elements of good citizenship; quiet and unassuming in 
demeanor, but determined and unswerving in his devo- 
tion to principles and right. He filled many positions of 
trust; was for many years manager and late president 
of the Bucks County Agricultural Society ; one of the or- 
ganizers and most active members of the Solebury Farm- 
ers ' Club; a manager of the Farmers' and Mechanics' 
Mutual Insurance Company of Bucks County and many 
years its president ; a manager of the Lahaska and New 


Hope Turnpike, of which he was president for many 
years prior to his death; a manager of the Doylestown 
and Buckingham Turnpike Company from 1864 to his. 
death; a director of Lambertville National Bank, and 
many years a member of the Solebury School Board. He 
and his wife were among the most zealous and active 
members of Solebury Monthly Meeting, of which he was; 
for thirty-four years clerk. He inherited from his father 
the farm where he lived and where he spent his whole 
life. It is still owned by his son, Hugh B. Eastburn, of 
Doylestown, who, with his family, spends the summer 
months there. 

Children of Moses and Mary Anna (Ely) Eastburn: — 

1155. Hugh B. Eastburn, born February 11, 1846; mar- 

ried Sophia Pugh. (See Eighth Generation.) 

1156. Fannie C. Eastburn, born October 17, 1847; died 

in 185L 

(678) Joseph Olden and Margaret (Williams) Ely had 
one child: — 

1157. Alfred W. Ely, born August 13, 1868; married, Au- 

gust 26, 1895, Emma V. White, daughter of Len- 
drum L. and Georgiana (Scattergood) White of 
Yardley. They reside at Atlantic City, New Jer- 
sey, and have issue : — 

Charlotte Olden Ely, born July 22, 1906. 

(680) CHARLES BENNINGTON ELY, son of Hugh 
B. and Sarah M. (Olden) Ely, born in Buckingham, Sep- 
tember 1, 1824; died in that township August 23, 1894; 
married Mary Kirk, daughter of James Kirk of Lower 
Buckingham, and during the later years of his life lived 
on the farm she had inherited from her father near Inde- 
pendent School House on the Durham Road, still owned 
by their son, William P. Ely, of Doylestown. Mary 
(Kirk) Ely resides with her son, James K. Ely, at Forest 
Grove, Pa. 

Children of Charles B. and Mary (Kirk) Ely:— 

1158. James Kirk Ely, born June 25, 1849 ; married, No- 

vember 25, 1870, Annie K. Doan, daughter of 
Stephen K. and Mary (Carver) Doan, and re- 
sides in Buckingham. They have one child : — 


William K. Ely, born October 12, 1886. 

1159. Hugh B. Ely, born January 3, 1856; married, De- 

cember 24, 1884, Marianna Slack, daughter of 
Thomas and Hannah (Walton) Slack, of Buck- 
ingham, and they reside in that Township. They 
have no issue. 

1160. William P. Ely, born December 22, 1859; is pro- 

prietor of a large mercantile establishment in 
Doylestown, Pa., and is a member of Town Coun- 
cil there. He married, November 25, 1886, Laura 
Worthington, daughter of John and Amy 
(Worthington) Worthington, of Buckingham, 
and they have issue : — 

Frank W. Ely, born September 23, 1887. 

Florence K. Ely, born October 1, 1892. 

1161. George Walter Ely, bom November 8, 1861; mar- 

ried, February 9, 1893, Bertha J. Janney, daugh- 
ter of Oliver and Hannah (Williams) Janney, of 
Wrightstown; they reside at Falsington, Bucks 
County, Pa. 
.1162. Letitia Kirk Ely, born October 10, 1863; died Sep- 
tember 14, 1892, unmarried. 

(683) HUGH B. ELY, eldest son of William C. and 
Lydia D. (Hulse) Ely, was born near Mine Springs, 
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, March 9, 1838, and was 
educated chiefly in the Friends' School in Buckingham, 
Bucks County, Pa. After a few years spent in mercan- 
tile pursuits, he entered the service of the Belvidere- 
Delaware Railroad Company on July 26, 1856, as assist- 
ant bookkeeper in the Superintendent 's office at Lambert- 
ville. New Jersey, advancing to the position of general 
accountant while there. Shortly after the United Rail- 
roads of New Jersey were leased to the Pennsylvania 
Railroad Company in February, 1872, he was elected Sec- 
retary and Treasurer of the Belvidere-Delaware Rail- 
road Company, filling the dual position until February, 
1895, when, owing to the increasing demands upon his 
time in connection with the Insurance Department of the 
Pennsylvania System, he resigned. He remained, how- 
ever, on the Board of Directors of that Company, of 
which he was a member from February, 1881. 


Mr. Ely was also Secretary and Treasurer of several 
other of the branch lines in New Jersey for years and 
was a member of the Board of Directors of these com- 
panies at his death. 

Upon the death, in October, 1882, of the late Ashbel 
Welch, President of the Belvidere-Delaware Railroad 
Company and Chief Engineer of Construction of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Company on its New Jersey lines, 
of which department Mr. Ely was chief clerk, he was 
directed to report at the general office in Philadelphia, 
where he was given charge of the Insurance Department 
of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, first as Secre- 
tary, and then as Superintendent. He was Secretary 
and Treasurer of the Merchants' Warehouse Company 
from its organization in 1886 until his death. He also 
organized, in 1903, the Mutual Fire, Marine and Inland 
Insurance Company and was its Vice-President. 

Mr. Ely was reared a Friend, but became a member of 
the Presbyterian Church in early manhood and continued 
an active member of that Church during the remainder 
of his life. He died at Beverly, New Jersey, October 30, 
1907, having been in poor health for some time, but was 
confined to his home only for a month. 

Hugh Blackfan Ely married, at Point Pleasant, Ocean 
County, New Jersey, July 8, 1868, Theresa I. Herbert, a 
widow with one child, Georgiana Herbert, who later mar- 
ried James B. Brown, and has a son named Hugh B. Ely 

Children of Hugh B. and Theresa I. (Herbert) Ely:— 

1163. Catherine Hulse Ely, born May 30, 1869 ; married 

Frederick H. Mann, and has one daughter : — 
Catherine Ely Mann. 

1164. Rachel Ely, bom June 29, 1870; married Philip L. 

Clarkson and has one son: — 
Oliver Lindsey Clarkson. 

1165. Mary Davis Ely, born February 1, 1873; married 

Richard P. Ward, and has a daughter : — 
Frances Baldwin Ward. 

1166. Hugh Blackfan Ely, born November 5, 1875; died 

October 16, 1887. 

1167. Grace Holr^an Ely, born March 25, 1880; died 

April 10, 1880. 


(684) Joseph C. and Elizabeth C. (Ely) Romine. Had 
issue : — 

1168. Hugh B. Romine. 

1169. Edward C. Romine. 

1170. Jesse E. Romine. 

1171. Lydia D. E. Romine. 

1172. Joseph E. Romine. 

1173. Nellie H. Romine. 

1174. Ruth Romine. 

1175. William E. Romine. 

1176. Kate Romine. 

1177. Carrie B. Romine. 

1178. Robert T. Romine. 

(685) Silas H. and Elizabeth C. (Ely) La Rue had 
issue: — 

1179. Holmes Ely La Rue. 

1180. John G. La Rue. 

1181. Theodore B. La Rue. 

1182. Martha S. La Rue. 

1183. Augustus S. La Rue. 

1184. Elizabeth E. La Rue. 

1185. Warren La Rue. 

1186. J. Malcolm La Rue. 

(686) HOLMES D. ELY, was born in Bucks County, 
Pa., March 11, 1845. At the age of thirteen he succeeded 
his father, who had recently died, as Agent at McArthur 
Junction on the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad. He 
returned to the East in the spring of 1858, and entered 
the Carversville Institute, Carversville, Pa. At the age 
of sixteen he was appointed shop clerk in the Lambert- 
ville, New Jersey, shops of the Belvidere, Delaware and 
Flemington Railroad, which is now embraced in the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Company System. 

After two years of service he was promoted to the po- 
sition of bookkeeper, and in July, 1861, he entered the 
superintendent's office, also serving on that division as 
extra passenger conductor and extra telegraph operator. 
In 1872, he was made general accountant, and when the 
Belvidere, Delaware and Flemington Railroad was, with 
the United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company, 


leased to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, he was 
appointed chief clerk of the Belvidere Division. 

Upon the establishment of the Relief Department, in 
January, 1886, he was appointed its assistant-superin- 
tendent, and on the retirement from active service of 
Superintendent J. A. Anderson, on January 1, 1900, he 
was promoted to the superintendency. 

He died suddenly May 24, 1900. 

His untiring application to his duties, his intelligent 
and conscientious apprehension of the nature and respon- 
sibilities of the positions he had filled, and his unswerv- 
ing integrity, uniformly commanded confidence and re- 

Holmes Davis Ely married Matilda Parker and they 
had issue: — 

1187. Lillian S. Ely. 

1188. William P. Ely. 

1189. John N. Ely. 

1190. Alfred T. Ely. 

1191. Mariana E. Ely. 

1192. Holmes D. Ely, Jr. 

1193. Jessie N. Ely. 

(688) SARAH YARDLEY ELY, daughter of William 
C. and Lydia D. (Hulse) Ely, was born at Yardley, Bucks 
County, Pa., April 22, 1849, but became a resident of 
Lambertville, New Jersey, at the age of twelve years and 
acquired her preliminary education at the Lambertville 
High School. Choosing the career of a teacher, she en- 
tered the Trenton Normal School and after her gradua- 
tion from that institution, took a four-years ' course with 
the Boston Society to encourage Study at Home, as well 
as courses in the summer schools of Clark and Cornell 
Universities. She began teaching in the Trenton Model 
School on her graduation from the Normal School and 
removed to Trenton in 1887, where she has since resided. 
The following from Trenton's leading paper, written by 
the principal of the Normal School, gives a brief account 
of her career : — 

"Miss Sarah Yardley Ely, Supervisor of the Girls' 
Department of the Model School, Trenton, New Jersey, 
has spent the whole of her professional career at the 


State Schools, having commenced to teach in the Model 
School immediately after graduating from the Normal. 
She was for a time teacher of mathematics and then, in 
1887, was promoted to the position she now holds so ac- 

She was born in Yardley, Pa., in 1849, but removed to 
Lambertville in 1861, and came to Trenton in 1887. 

Interested in everything that pertains to the welfare 
of those about her, Miss Ely has identified herself with a 
number of organizations for the advancement of social 
and intellectual interests. She has been an active mem- 
ber of the National Educational Association for many 
years, is Treasurer of the Contemporary Club and a 
member of the Educational Committee of the Young 
Women's Christian Association. 


Descendants of Joshua Ely of Tkenton. 

Seventh and Eighth Generations. 

(691) SARAH ANN MOTT, eldest daughter of Wil- 
liam B. and Elizabeth Sarah (Moore) Mott, born in 
Philadelphia, September 21, 1808; died July 12, 1853, at 
''Wood House," Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; married. May 
27, 1829, Samuel Dewees Patterson. He was born June 
7, 1807, and died at Evansburg, Pa., February 7, 1860. 
He served an apprenticeship in the office of the N orris- 
town Herald, Norristown, Pa., and developed consider- 
able literary taste, verses of his appearing in the New 
England Farmer, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1824. From 
1828 to 1834 he was editor of the Norristown Register, 
and served as Recorder of Deeds for Montgomery County 
from 1834 to 1837. He was editor and publisher of the 
Pennsylvania Reporter and was appointed state printer 
by Governor Wolf. In 1837 he was appointed by Presi- 
dent Van Buren United States for 

the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, from which posi- 
tion he retired in 1841. In 1839 he was appointed by 
Governor David B. Porter aide-de-camp on his staff 
with rank of Colonel. From 1843 to 1848 he published 
the Saturday Evening Post, a paper founded by Dr. Ben- 
jamin Franklin, of Philadelphia, in 1728, then in its 
zenith of prosperity as a family newspaper, having 
among its contributors Edgar Allan Poe, Aimie P. Willis, 
Hawthorne, Longfellow, Cooper, Neal, Henry James, 
Bayard Taylor, Mrs. Sigourney and Mary Howitt. Tay- 
lor's ''Views Afoot" were published in the Post during 
that period. Colonel Patterson having assisted Taylor in 
making his trips. In 1845 Colonel Patterson was ap- 
pointed by President Polk United States Naval Agent in 
Philadelphia, and held that position until 1848, when he 
became associated with John W. Forney, Mifflin Parry, 



Joseph Neal and Boyd Hamilton in the publication of the 
Pennsylvania Press, the predecessor of the Philadel- 
phia Press. From 1848 to 1850 he published Graham's 
Magazine. In 1851 he removed to "Wood House," near 
Schuylkill Haven, where he was associated with the 
Silver Creek Coal Mining Company for five years. He 
then removed to Evansburg, Pa., where he served as 
Justice of the Peace and contributed to local and city 
papers. He was the author of many poetical works and 
contributed to all the leading publications. 

Colonel Patterson was a son of Samuel Patterson, born 
in Belfast, Ireland, February 6, 1769, who with his 
brother John came to America in 1798 and settled in 
Norristown, where he was County Commissioner, 1812- 
14. He married, April 30, 1806, Mrs. Mary (Dewees) 
Weachter, daughter of Cornelius and Margaret (Rich- 
ards) Dewees, of a prominent family near Valley Forge. 

Children of Samuel Dewees and Sarah Ann (Mott) 

1194. Wiliiam Mott Patterson, born April 22, 1831, at 

Norristown; died August 26, 1875, at Phillips- 
burg, New Jersey; married, August 25, 1853, 
Susan Burke Winter, of Phillipsburg, New Jer- 
sey, born August 25, 1829, died September 2, 

1195. Samuel Sherwood Patterson, born December 9, 

1832 ; died August 11, 1833. 

1196. Dr. Samuel Davenport Patterson, born at Harris- 

burg, Pa., March 20, 1835; died at Evansburg, 
Pa., November 21, 1896; married, first, in 1860, 
Catherine Elizabeth Zimmerman, of Lancaster, 
Pa., who died April 8, 1869, and, second, June 4, 
1879, Sophia Virginia Jones Heilman, daughter 
of James Robert and Sabilla (Odenwelder) 
Jones of Easton, Pa. 

1197. James Buchanan Patterson, born in Philadelphia, 

January 18, 1841 ; died there September 10, 1844. 
Five children died in infancy. 

(702) HONORABLE HENRY GREEN, youngest son 
of Enoch and Mary (Beidler) Green, born at Greenwich, 
New Jersey, August 29, 1828; graduated at Lafayette 


College, Easton, Pa., in the class of 1846 with the degree 
of A.M. ; was master orator there in 1849, in which year 
he was admitted to the bar of Northampton County and 
began the practice of law at Easton. He was a member 
of the Constitutional Convention of 1872, and was elected 
Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in 1880 
becoming Chief -Justice, which position he filled until his 
death on August 16, 1900. He received the degree of 
LL.D. at Lafayette in 1880. 
Judge Green married Ann Hulshizer and had issue : — 

1198. Caroline Green, born September 30, 1856 ; married, 

February 8, 1879, Henry Bacon Holland, a gradu- 
ate of Lafayette College in 1879, later a promi- 
nent business man of Indianapolis. 

1199. Frances Green, born May 9, 1858; married, April 

9, 1879, Henry Albert Potter, of Orange, New 

1200. Frederick Green of Easton, born October 5, 1859; 

married Mary Wagner. 

1201. Ada Green, born April 4, 1861; married, April 9, 

1884, William Leslie Shaefer of Pottsville, Pa. 

(713) JOSEPH MOORE ELY, son of Nathan and 
Rachel (White) Ely, born in Solebury, June 17, 1831, 
now resides in Buckingham, Bucks County, Pa. He mar- 
ried, June 14, 1860, at Lambertville, New Jersey, Martha 
Ann Stout, born at Doylestown, Pa., May 5, 1842, daugh- 
ter of Jacob and Catherine (Wambold) Stout. 

Children of J. Moore and Martha Ann (Stout) Ely: — 

1202. Franklin Ely, born June 27, 1862; married Belle 

Flack, daughter of Joseph M. and 

(Fell) Flack, of Buckingham. 

1203. Nathan Ely, born June 30, 1864; married, Febru- 

ary 22, 1905, at Trenton, New Jersey, Mary Al- 
berta Yetter, daughter of John and Susan 
(Jones) Yetter of Philadelphia. 

1204. Catherine S. Ely, born January 17, 1867 ; married. 

May 20, 1891, John W. Worthington of Trevose, 
Bucks County, son of John H. and Emily R. 
(Jones) Worthington. They have children: — 
Frank E. Worthington, born April 23, 1892. 


Nathan E. Worthington, born June 5, 1896. 
Russel B. Worthington, born July 31, 1903. 

1205. Ellen S. Ely, born March 16, 1870 ; married, Sep- 

tember 1, 1888, at Camden, New Jersey, Albert 
P. Worthington, born August 19, 1864, son of 
Gilbert and Esther D. (Michener) Worthington. 
They had children : — 

Alice D. Worthington, born June 8, 1890. 

Martha S. Worthington, born October 21, 1891. 

Paul Worthington, born December 9, 1898. 

1206. Rachel E. Ely, born April 22, 1873; married, De- 

cember 17, 1898, Robert Wiley, son of James and 
Margaret (Wilson) Wiley. 

(714) SARAH ANN ELY, daughter of Nathan and 
Rachel (White) Ely, born May 2, 1834; died at Lumber- 
ville, Bucks County, April 7, 1875 ; married. May 16, 1850, 
Eli Black, born in Plumstead, Bucks County, August 16, 
1822 ; died there April 1, 1898, son of Abraham and Eliza- 
beth (Carver) Black. 

Children of Eli and Sarah Ann (Ely) Black: — 

1207. Rachel Elizabeth Black, born June 11, 1859; mar- 

ried Asher Burgstresser. They had children: — 
Ida Burgstresser. 
Delia Burgstresser. 
William Burgstresser. 

1208. Abraham Black, born May 21, 1864; died May, 


1209. Anna Black, born August 29, 1868; married Wil- 

liam Carver. 

1210. Henry Black, born April 27, 1870; married 


1211. Benjamin Black, born October 11, 1874; was 

adopted by Charles Doan and changed his name 
to B. Frank Doan. He married Ida Vandine. 

(721) JOSEPH E. MAGILL, eldest son of John and 
Anna (Ely) Magill, born in Solebury, July 1, 1811; died 
on the old Magill homestead, July 20, 1890. He married, 
December 7, 1839, Angeline Hallowell, who died Febru- 
ary 2, 1883, aged 68 years, 11 months and 23 days. 


Children of Joseph E. and Angeline (Hallowell) Ma- 


1212. Sallie A. Magill, born November 11, 1840; for many 

years a prominent school teacher in Solebury; 
died July 11, 1869, unmarried. 

1213. Thomas H. Magill, born January 29, 1842; now 

living on a farm at Rapid Run, Solebury; mar- 
ried, October 30, 1867, Elizabeth Walton, daugh- 
ter of Jesse and Mary Walton, of Solebury. 

1214. Spencer E. Magill, born September 6, 1843; died 

April 28, 1886; married, November 22, 1866, Re- 
becca H. Reynolds, daughter of Joseph and Ann 
Reynolds of Solebury. 

1215. Amy Magill, born July 8, 1845; married, October 

17, 1872, Eleazor F. Doan, son of Amos and Eliza 
Doan, of Buckingham. 

1216. Ezra C. Magill, born October 5, 1846; living on the 

old homestead in Solebury; married, December 
28, 1871, Caroline Lake, daughter of Enoch and 
Mary Ann Lake of Buckingham. 

1217. John Magill, born August 15, 1848 ; living on a farm 

near Carversville, Solebury Township; married, 
October 3, 1870, Harriet Large, daughter of 
Isaac and Ann Eliza Large of Solebury. 

1218. Elizabeth Magill, born November 6, 1850; died 

1908; married, October 31, 1871, Harvey Stout. 
They lived for a time in Solebury, removing later 
to Germantown, Philadelphia. 

1219. Jane Magill, born April 24, 1852; married, No- 

vember 27, 1873, Benjamin C. Patterson, son of 
Jesse and Hulda Patterson. He was for a num- 
ber of years a prominent miller in Northampton 
Township, Bucks County. They now reside near 

1220. Joseph Magill, born February 24, 1854 ; living on a 

farm in Upper Solebury; married, January 16, 
1878, Ida Hough, daughter of John and Lydia 
Hough of Solebury. 

1221. Clara K. Magill, born July 14, 1856; married, No- 

vember 18, 1880, Amos C. Patterson, son of Jesse 
and Hulda Patterson, now proprietor of a mill 
at Wycombe. 


(724) HENRY MAGILL, son of John and Anna (Ely) 
Magill, born in Solebuiy, October 19, 1818; died March. 
12, 1904, at the residence of his son, James E. Magill, at 
Newportville, Bucks Comity. He married, first, Febru- 
ary 22, 1843, Ruth Breece, daughter of Henry and Han- 
nah Breece, born June 21, 1825, died March 23, 1873, and, 
second, Hannah (Wor stall) Scarborough, widow of Pear- 
son Scarborough of Solebury. Henry Magill resided for 
many years on a farm in Lower Solebury, removing to 
the residence of his son in his old age. He was a devout 
member of Friends' Meeting of which he was a regular 

Children of Henry and Ruth (Breece) Magill: — 

1222. James E. Magill, born April 24, 1844; died April 

27, 1908 ; was a soldier in the Union Army during 
the Civil War and since his marriage has resided 
in Bristol Township, Bucks County. He has 
been for many years a Justice of the Peace and 
has taken an active part in political affairs, fill- 
ing various appointments under the State gov- 
ernment. He married, November 16, 1865, Sarah 
M. Jones and they had four sons : — 

Jesse Jones Magill, born September 8, 1866; 

married, February 22, 1888, Anna Maria 

Wright and had five children. 
John Harvey Magill, bom June 27, 1870 ; died 

November 29, . He married, March 1, 

1894, Margaret Barclay Douglass. They 

had no children. 
Frank Burton Magill, born May 29, 1873 ; died 

April 19, 1898; married, February 6, 1895, 

Mary Emma Davis. They have one child, — 

James Ely Magill. 
Herbert Raymond Magill, born September 18, 

1877; died March 31, 1884. 

1223. Hannah B. Magill, born October 16, 1845 ; married 

James H. Battye. They reside in New Hope, 
Bucks County, Pa. 

1224. Angeline Magill, born August 17, 1849; married 

Samuel Overholt, and lives in Bristol Township. 

1225. Emeline Magill, born November 17, 1849 ; married, 

October 18, 1871, Enos Overholt. 


1226. Letitia S. Magill, born October 23, 1852; died No- 

vember 18, 1852. 

1227. Ruth Anna Magill, born October 23, 1852 ; married 

Jo'lm W. Whitlock. They live in Newtown, Bucks 

1228. Susanna B. Magill, bom December 17, 1854; mar- 

ried Samuel H. Mathews. They live in New 
Hope, Bucks County. 

1229. Achsa B. Magill, born March 15, 1857; married 

William C. Krewson. 

1230. Kate W. Magill, born May 3, 1859 ; married, March 

22, 1881, John G. Cryer, and resided for a number 
of years on a farm in Bristol Township, later in 
New Hope Borough, where Mr. Cryer engaged in 
mercantile business. They have children : — 

Henry Magill Cryer, born October 17, 1882. 

Jane Cryer, born April 8, 1884 : 

William Edwin Cryer, born August 19, 1887. 

John Duncan Cryer, born April 23, 1889. 

James Magill Cryer, born October, 1894. 

Alfred Cookman Cryer, born September 25, 

1231. Harriet W. Magill, born October 4, 1861 ; married 

Elmer Monday. 

1232. William Henry Magill, bom March 17, 1864 ; mar- 

ried Maggie Radford. 

1233. Jonathan B. Magill, born November 27, 1866 ; mar- 

ried Mary Crapps. 

(729) ALEXANDER ELY, son of Charles and Rachel 
(Sands) Ely, bom February 12, 1820; was for many 
years a blacksmith in New Hope, Bucks County, remov- 
ing with his family late in life to Philadelphia, where he 
died August 14, 1895. He married, January 1, 1845, 
Rachel P. Kent, who was born April 25, 1825. 

Children of Alexander and Rachel (Kent) Ely: — 

1234. Amanda Ely, born September 12, 1846. 

1235. Emma Frances Ely. 

1236. Anna Magill Ely. 

1237. Francis W. Ely, born ; mar- 

ried May 3, 1876, Clara Fay, and had three chil- 


1238. Ida May Ely, married, June 11, 1885, Frank Hard- 

ing of Solebury. 

1239. Henry Jamison Ely. 

1240. Samuel Soliday Ely. 

1241. George Edmund Ely, married Virginia Regina 

Bryan. They have one child, — Rachel Ely. 

1242. Wallace Trego Ely. 

(730) LUCINDA ELY, daughter of Charles and 
Rachel (Sands) Ely, born October 11, 1822; married, 
March 2, 1844, her cousin, William Ely Walton (733), 
son of John and Sarah (Ely) Walton. 

Children of William E. and Lucinda (Ely) Walton:— 

1243. Anna Walton, bom June 3, 1845 ; died in 1905 ; mar- 

ried Oliver P. Rose of Buckingham. They had 
no children. 

1244. Charles Walton, born December 8, 1848; died in 

1906; married Martha Firman. 

1245. Sallie Walton, born September 18, 1850. 

1246. Willis E. Walton, born April 15, 1857; married 

Virginia Mason of Doylestown. 

(740) JOSEPH BALDERSTON, eldest son of David 
and Tacy (Ely) Balder ston, bom in Solebury, March 
17, 1822, died November 26, 1904. He lived all his life 
in Solebury and the adjoining borough of New Hope. 
He married Keziah Van Fossen of Tinicum. 

Children of Joseph and Keziah (Van Fossen) Balders- 
ton: — 

1247. Lydia A. Balderston, born June 27, 1850 ; married 

Rev. John H. Kennedy of New Jersey. 

1248. Wilmina Balderston, bom March 4, 1852. 

1249. Elizabeth Balderston, born December 21, 1853; 

married Samuel Renner. 

1250. Evangeline Balderston, bom March 23, 1855 ; mar- 

ried Simeon Smith of New Jersey. 

1251. Henrietta Balderston, born December 20, 1859. 

1252. Joseph W. Balderston, born January*. 24, 1864; 

married, June 18, 1889, Ida S. Wann, and lives in 
New Hope. 

1253. Tacy Jane Balderston, born May 21, 1866. 


(742) DAVID BALDERSTON, son of David and Tacy 
(Ely) Balderston, born May 17, 1825; died near Lang- 
horne, Bucks County, May 1, 1895. He married, October 
22, 1856, Anna Moore, of Chester County, daughter of 
Jeremiah and Elizabeth Moore. 

Children of David and Anna (Moore) Balderston: — 

1254. Theodore Balderston, D.D.S., born January 13, 

1861; married, July 2, 1889, Sallie V. Smith, of 
New Hope, where they reside. They have no 

1255. Walter Balderston, bom August 24, 1864 ; married, 

April 6, 1892, Clara A. Smith, a sister to his 
eldest brother's wife. They live in Trenton, New 

1256. Elizabeth Balderston, born January 12, 1867 ; mar- 

ried June 15, 1903, Eli T. Burns. 

1257. David Newlin Balderston, born February 24, 1877. 

(747) SUSANNA ELY, daughter of Joseph and Ann 
(Nickleson) Ely, was bom in Solebury, near New Hope, 
Bucks County, Pa., March 19, 1828. She married, Janu- 
ary 30, 1851, David Wilson Small, who was born in 
Frankford, Philadelphia, December 28, 1826. He gradu- 
ated at Nazareth College and removed to Oconomowoc, 
Wisconsin, in 1850, returning to Pennsylvania the follow- 
ing year to marry. He located permanently at Ocono- 
mowoc, where he practiced law for thirty-five years ; was 
twice elected to the bench in the Milwaukee district of 
Wisconsin. He died at his residence "Woodlands," 
Oconomowoc, October 25, 1895. 

Children of Honorable David Wilson and Susanna 
(Ely) Small:— 

1258. George Follette Wilson Small, Mining Engineer, 

born at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, June 14, 1853 ; 
married, October 8, 1890, Marie Catherine 
Dafter, daughter of William and Amelia Dafter 
of Marinette. They have children: — 

Kathleen Small, born at Bisalia, Wis., July 25, 

Lester Wilson Small, born at Oconomowoc, 
Wis., August 11, 1893. 


William Dafter Small, born at Bisalia, Wis., 
November 1, 1896. 

1259. Flora Isabell Small, born at Oconomowoc, Decem- 

ber 16, 1856. 

1260. Eva Lavinia Small, born at Oconomowoc, Septem- 

ber 4, 1862 ; married, September 11, 1889, James 
Garrison Weart, son of Charles Douglass and 
Mary Ann Weart, and they had children : — 
Margaret Garrison Weart, born December 19, 

David Wilson Weart, bom April 17, 1892. 
Dorothy Elizabeth Weart, born January 4, 

Charles Douglass Weart, bom March 18, 1896. 
James Garrison Weart, Jr., born December 4, 

(782) ALFRED ELY, son of George and Phebe 
(Smith) Ely, born September 30, 1820, was for many 
years a farmer in Buckingham, Bucks County, Pa., re- 
moving later to Upper Makefield, and finally to Pen- 
nington, New Jersey, where he died January 24, 1899. 
He married, March 18, 1843, Rebecca Smith (752), daugh- 
ter of Cyrus and Mary (Ely) Smith. 

Children of Alfred and Rebecca (Smith) Ely: — 

1261. Henrietta Ely, bom July 8, 1844; died September 

11, 1844. 

1262. Cyrus S. Ely, born July 15, 1845; died February 8, 


1263. George C. Ely, born May 15, 1847; died March 26, 


1264. Mary Emma Ely, born December 24, 1849; mar- 

ried, December 24, 1870, Elwood B. Ely (834), 
son of Hiram and Elma Dawes Ely. He is a 
merchant in Wycombe, Bucks County, Pa., and 
they have children : — 

Elma May Ely, born October 13, 1871. 

Rebecca Ely, born June 10, 1876. 

Harry Newton Ely, born July 10, 1882. 

Amy Ely, born April 23, 1886. 

1265. Phebe Anna Ely, born July 14, 1853 ; married, Sep- 

tember 23, 1875, Edmund E. Michener, of Plum- 


stead. They now reside on their farm in Upper 
Buckingham. They have children: — 

Alfred E. Michener, born August 3, 1877. 

Mary B. Michener, born January 2, 1880 ; mar- 
ried Arthur Hall and they have one child, 

Comly Michener, born July 3, 1884. 

Ida May Michener, born March 16, 1890. 

1266. Ida May Ely, died unmarried, 1907. 

(783) JOSEPH S. ELY, second son of George and 
Phebe (Smith) Ely, born December 30, 1821, died in New- 
town, Bucks County, February 8, 1906. He was sheriff 
of Bucks County 1856-8, being the first county officer 
elected by the Republican party in Bucks County. He 
married, first, Phebe Cadwallader, and, second, Jane 
Ellen Vanpelt. 

Children of Joseph S. and Phebe (Cadwallader) Ely: — 

1267. John C. Elv, bora October 10, 1845. 

1268. T. Franklin Ely, born October 9, 1847; married, 

in 1872, Emma Dyer, and had two children : — 
Harry G. Ely, born October 19, 1872. 
Florence M. Ely, born November 1, 1884. 

1269. Lydia M. Ely, born July 16, 1849 ; married, Novem- 

ber 29, 1871, Warner C. Thompson of Wycombe. 
They have two children: — 

Albert J. Thompson, born September 27, 1873. 

Lewis E. Thompson, born October 21, 1877. 
Children of Joseph S. and Jane Ellen (Vanpelt) Ely: — 

1270. Helen H. Elv, born October 11, 1863. 

1271. Sallie C. Elv, born February 7, 1865. 

1272. Eugene Ely, born February 21, 1869. 

(785) Seth and Elizabeth C. (Slack) Ely had chH- 
dren : — 

1273. Mary Annie Ely, born August 28, 1857. 

1274. Fanny C. Ely, born April 19, 1861 ; married James 

C. Altemus. 

(786) Amos and Rachel W. (Balderston) Ely had chil- 
dren : — 

1275. Oliver P. Ely, born July 31, 1851; married, Feb- 

ruary 28, 1875, Ida Sayre, daughter of Charles 
and Esther Sayre, and have children: 

SE\T:XTH and eighth generations. 371 

Harriet M. Ely, born June 1, 1876. 
William S. Ely, bom May 21, 1880. 
Alice V. Ely, born April, 1884. 

1276. George Ely, bom June 25, 1853; married, August 

23, 1877, Hannah Lear, daughter of David and 
Catherine Lear, and had children: — 

John L. Ely, born December 30, 1880. 

Amos Ely, bom March 15, 1882. 

George Ely, bom December 20, 1883. 

Eachel W. Ely, born December 9, 1885. 

1277. Timothy B. Ely, bom March 1, 1855 ; married, De- 

cember 28, 1876, Esther Ann, daughter of Ben- 
jamin and Mary Ann Larzalere, and had chil- 
dren : — 

Emma C. Ely, born June 29, 1878. 

Benjamin L. Ely, born 1883. 

1278. Sarah B. Ely, bom' June 28, 1856; married, Feb- 

ruary 28, 1883, John D. Morgan, and had chil- 
dren : — 

Albert Ely Morgan, bom February 24, 1884. 

Phebe Ely Morgan, bom December 27, 1885. 

1279. Hannah Elv, born November 1, 1858. 

1280. Thomas E.'EIv, bom Julv 1, 1860. 

1281. Phebe Ely, bom July 7, 1862. 

1282. Albert Elv, bom June 15, 1865; married, January 

14, 1890, Jane F. Stout. 

(787) Charles and Rachel B. (Slack) Ely, had chil- 
dren : — 

1283. Thomas Newlin Ely, bom July 22, 1860 ; married, 

June 29, 1887, Edith Tomlinson, daughter of 
Robert K. and Mary E. Tomlinson of Lpper 

1284. Lizzie D. Elv, born November 18, 1861. 

1285. Ann Ely, bom in 1863. 

(788) Timothv and Hannah Terrv Elv had children : — 

1286. Harvey f. Ely, of Southampton. Bucks County, 

bom February 1, 1854; married Emma Torbert 
and has children : — 

Charles Rav Elv, bom March 4, 1876. 

Mabel Ely, born May 23, 188L 


1287. Walter B. Ely, born January 31, 1855; died May 

14, 1857. 

1288. George Franklin Ely, born April 19, 1858. 

1289. Anna Mary Ely, born April 30, 1860; married Wil- 

liam Dresser of Watertown, New York, and they 
. had children : — 

Chauncey E. Dresser, born February 6, 1883. 
Nellie M. Dresser, born May 14, 1885. 

1290. Charles B. Ely, born ; mar- 

ried Laura E. Vansant and had children : — 
Harvey Ely, born January 25, 1884. 
Alfred J. Ely, born March 1, 1885. 

(791) Samuel and Sarah Ann Cadwallader Ely had 
children : — 

1291. Albert S. Ely, born January 3, 1870; died October 

20, 1870. 

1292. Frank B. Ely, born August 21, 1871 ; died July 17, 


1293. Charles Ely, born September 14, 1873. 

1294. Louis Ely, born August 28, 1876. 

(793) ELEANOR ELY, eldest daughter of Thomas 
and Mary (Ely) Ely, bom in Solebury, January 13, 1831; 
died November 24, 1892. She married, September 25, 
1851, Richard R. Paxson, for many years a merchant and 
postmaster at Lahaska, Pa. 

Children of Richard and Eleanor (Ely) Paxson: — 

1295. Thomas Ely Paxson, born January 13, 1831 ; mar- 

ried, November 5, 1879, Estelle Reading of Sole- 
bury, Pa., where they reside. They have one 
son, — Edward R. Paxson, bom September 12, 

1296. Mary Ely Paxson, born October 19, 1854 ; died June 

17, 1874; married, January 16, 1873, Rev. J. J. 
Timanus. They had no children. 

1297. Harriet F. Ely, born March 13, 1856; married, 

January 1, 1891, Franklin Pursel, of Bucking- 
ham. They have one son, Randolph Pursel. 

1298. Anna L. Paxson, born July 30, 1857; married, 

January 1, 1896, Harry B. Gleason. 


1299. Oliver H. Paxson, M.D., of Philadelphia, born Sep- 

tember 6, 1859. 

1300. Charles F. Ely, born September 8, 1864, died De- 

cember 1, 1881. 

1301. William Paxson, born, April 13, 1866 ; died May 18, 


1302. Richard Randolph Paxson, born August 11, 1868. 

(798) HENRY P. ELY, son of Thomas and Mary Ely, 
born in Solebury, April 3, 1840; died at Lahaska, May 
25, 1906. He was a man of studious habits and retiring 
disposition. He filled the office of County Surveyor for 
Bucks County 1889-1895. He was actively interested in 
the establishment of the Friends' Home at Newtown, to 
which he was a large contributor. He never married. 

(803) ELIZABETH ELY, daughter of Robert and 
Elizabeth (Brinton) Ely, married, August 20, 1884, Rev. 
John Wylie Faires, of Philadelphia, being his second 
wife. Dr. Faires was born at Willow Grove, Pa., Janu- 
ary 27, 1813; graduated at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania in 1831, which institution later conferred upon him 
the degree of Doctor of Divinity. Dr. Faires was for a 
half -century identified with educational affairs in Phila- 
delphia, being the head of a classical institute of the high- 
est standing, numbering among his students many men 
who became prominent in Philadelphia affairs. He died 
April 9, 1901. He was married first to Elizabeth McKin- 
ley of Philadelphia, by whom he had three sons. By his 
marriage with Elizabeth Ely, he had no issue. 

(804) GERVAS ELY, son of Robert and Elizabeth 
(Brinton) Ely, born August 18, 1837 ; married Caroline 
Holcombe, of Lambertville, and has always resided in 
that city. 

Children of Gervas and Caroline (Holcombe) Ely: — 
Harriet Holcombe, born September 30, 1864; mar- 
ried Theodore Faires of Philadelphia. 
Elizabeth Brinton, born February 16, 1867; mar- 
ried Northrup. 

John Holcombe, born October, 1868; died Decem- 
ber 29, 1868. 


Robert Arthur, born March 13, 1871. 

Amelia Stryker, born September 27, 1872; died 

August 5, 1876. 
Caroline Gertrude, bom July 17, 1876. 
Gervas Bernard, born November 20, 1880; died 

March 6, 1881. 

(806) SARAH MARSHALL ELY, daughter of Smith 
and Abigail (Marshall) Ely, born in Lambertville, New 
Jersey, September 28, 1834 ; married there May 20, 1868, 
George Gage, bom at McConnellsville, Ohio, February 
22, 1831 ; died at Beaufort, South Carolina, June 15, 1904. 
He was the son of James Lamson Gage, of McConnells- 
ville, Ohio, by his wife, Frances Dana Baker, who was 
an author and public lecturer, '' classed as one of the 
foremost women of her age. ' ' She was of New England 
ancestry, a descendant of the Danas, Drurys, Putnams 
and other well known New England families. She and 
her husband were among the first settlers of the North- 
east Territory, now Ohio; their son, Joseph Baker, was 
the first white child bom in that territory. George Gage 
is also of New England origin, a descendant of John 
Gage who landed in Salem, Massachusetts, June 12, 1630, 
with John Winthrop, Jr., and was one of the original 
proprietors of Ipswich. George Gage's father, born 
April 8, 1800, was an early settler in Ohio, a lawyer and 
judge, giving up his seat on the bench when the Slave 
Law was passed. George Gage was born and educated 
at McConnellsville, Ohio, and at the college in Mari- 
etta. After graduating he was engaged in business for 
a short time at St. Louis, Missouri. He took up the study 
of civil engineering in June, 1851, and accepted a posi- 
tion on the Steubenville and Indiana Railroad and soon 
after the breaking out of the war, he went South under 
appointment by Secretary of War Stanton, to assist in 
railroad construction for the use of United States troops 
and became interested in the instruction of the freedmen 
in useful occupations. He remained in the South after 
the close of the war, locating at Beaufort, South Caro- 
lina, where he followed his profession of civil engineering 
and held various offices. He was collector of the port of 
Beaufort and treasurer of the town, which office he held 


at the time of his death. He was honored and respected 
by all with whom he came in contact. ''What faults he 
may have had, they leaned to mercy's side." ''He was 
not only an honor to illustrious parents, but also to the 
time and community in which he lived. Of him it can 
be truly said, the world is better for his exemplary life. ' ' 

Mrs. Gage still resides at Beaufort with her children. 

Children of George and Sarah M. (Ely) Gage: — 

1303. Albert Lamson Gage, born June 8, 1869. 

1304. Myra Dana Gage, born August 10, 1871. 

1305. Eichard Ramsey Gage, born January 10, 1875; 

died January 11, 1875. 

1306. Annie Ely Gage, born October 23, 1877 ; died Oc- 

tober 25, 1877. 

(820) GEORGE ELY, son of George and Elizabeth 
(Van Marter) Ely, born in Lambertville, New Jersey, 
November 21, 1844; married, October 10, 1866, Jane 
Warner. He died May 2, 1888. They had children :— 

1307. Elizabeth Ely, born September 16, 1867; married, 

September 5, 1888, J. Harper Clayton. 

1308. Clifford Russel Ely, born July 23, 1880. 

(821) John and Ella Van Marter (Ely) Cronce had is- 
sue: — 

1309. Malvina Cronce, born January 20, 1874. 

1310. Susan Cronce, born January 9, 1876. 

(822) Van Marter and Emma Jane (Hartpence) Ely 
had issue : — 

1311. Martha Ely, born August 21, 1876. 

(864) WILLIAM M. ELY, eldest son of Isaac and 
Mary (Magill) Ely, born in Solebury, January 29, 1844; 
died April 18, 1908. He always resided in that township, 
living since 1867 on the portion of the old homestead of 
Joshua Ely, set apart to his son Joshua Ely, Jr., in 1760. 
He has taken a prominent part in local affairs, filling 
for a number of years the office of Justice of the Peace, 
and had served in various local offices. He and his wife 
were members and elders of Solebury Monthly Meeting 
of Friends, and were among the most active members of 


Solebury Farmers' Club. He married, December 19, 
1876, Agnes S. Michener, daughter of Hugh and Sarah 
(Betts) Michener and they had two children: — 

1314. George H. Ely, born June 30, 1880 ; married, 1901, 

Marion Rice, daughter of Honorable Hampton 
W. and Emma (Kenderdine) Rice, of Solebury, 
and they have two children — Wilton and Helen. 

1315. Mary Dorothea Ely, born December 12, 1890. 

(865) ANNA M. ELY, daughter of Isaac and Mary 
(Magill) Ely, born in Solebury, June 7, 1845; married, 
March 29, 1873, Frederick L. Smith, for a number of 
years a merchant at Penns Park and later at New Hope. 
They now reside in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa. They 
have one child: — 

1316. Ely J. Smith, born December 16, 1877; married, 

October 10, 1906, Margaret James. He is a 
graduate of Swarthmore College and a member 
of the Bucks County Bar. 

(868) JOHN H. ELY, second son of Isaac and Mary 
(Magill) Ely, born November 17, 1851; married, Novem- 
ber 29, 1882, Martha S. Gilbert, daughter of John W. 
and Letitia (Smith) Gilbert, of Buckingham. They re- 
sided for a number of years on a farm in Solebury, but 
for several years have lived in New Hope Borough, 
where Mr. Ely has held various local offices. He is one 
of the active members of Solebury Farmers' Club, and 
he and his wife are members of Solebury Monthly Meet- 
ing. They have no children. 

(869) LAURA ELY, born in Solebury, August 28, 
1853 ; married, April 7, 1887, Seth Walton, son of Edwin 
and Mary W. (Roberts) Walton of Moreland, Montgom- 
ery County, Pa., born July 12, 1848. Mrs. Walton inher- 
ited the old homestead in Solebury which had been the 
property of her direct ancestors since 1737, on which 
she resided with her family for a number of years. Mr. 
and Mrs. Walton are members of the Society of Friends 
and active members of the Solebury Farmers ' Club. 

Children of Seth and Laura (Ely) Walton: — 

1317. Edna May Walton, born May 8, 1888. 


1318. Mark Hubert Walton, born March 13, 1890. 

1319. Martha Ely Walton, born June 15, 1891 ; died De- 

cember 17, 1891. 

1320. Marguerite Walton, born September 7, 1893. 

(870) WARREN S. ELY, youngest son of Isaac and 
Mary (Magill) Ely, born in Solebury, October 6, 1855; 
married, March 29, 1882, Hannah S. Michener, born Feb- 
ruary 1, 1855, died February 6, 1907. Mr. Ely resided 
in Buckingham from 1880 until 1894, following the occu- 
pation of a farmer, real estate agent and miller. Having 
been elected to the office of Clerk of Orphans' Court in 
the Fall of 1893, he removed with his family to Doyles- 
town, where they have since resided. Mr. Ely has de- 
voted his last ten years to genealogy and local history; 
is librarian of the Bucks County Historical Society, a 
member of Pennsylvania History Club and other his- 
torical associations, and the author of a number of pa- 
pers of local historical character. 

Children of Warren S. and Hannah (Michener) Ely: — 

1321. M. Florence Ely, born July 19, 1884. 

1323. Laura Walton Ely, born February 21, 1887; died 

February 25, 1903. 

1324. Frederick Warren Ely, born February 16, 1889 ; a 

student at Swarthmore College. 

(871) ALICE K. ELY, daughter of Isaac and Mary 
(Magill) Ely, born in Solebury, January 17, 1860; mar- 
ried, January 28, 1892, Clarence T. Doty, a prominent 
wholesale merchant of Jacksonville, Florida. They have 
no children. 

(872) MARTHA C. ELY, bom in Solebury, October 
12, 1861; married, May 6, 1902, Thomas B. Claxton of 
Buckingham, she being his second wife. They now re- 
side at Wycombe, Bucks County. They have no children. 

(905) JOSEPH EASTBURN REEDER, eldest son of 
Merrick and Elizabeth (Eastburn) Reeder, born in Sole- 
bury, March 28, 1813; inherited a portion of the real 
estate of his grandfather, Joseph Eastburn, and lived 
thereon all his life, dying July 28, 1892. He married, 


April 11, 1827, Letitia Betts, daughter of Stephen and 
Hannah (Blackfan) Betts, of Solebury. She died Decem- 
ber 2, 1892, at the age of ninety-one years. 

Children of Joseph and Letitia (Betts) Reeder: — 

1325. Eastburn Reeder, born June 30, 1828; died May 

9, 1908; married, December 15, 1853, Ellen Ken- 
derdine, and resides on the old homestead in 

1326. Elizabeth Reeder, born January 20, 1831 ; died No- 

vember 6, 1860; married, February 12, 1857, 
Robert Eastburn. They had two children, — Wil- 
liam T. Eastburn and Jacob Eastburn. 

(906) DAVID K. REEDER, son of Merrick and Eliza- 
beth (Eastburn) Reeder, bom in Solebury, October 29, 
1804 ; died there March 24, 1888 ; married, September 27, 
1827, his cousin Elizabeth M. Reeder, daughter of Charles 
M. and Jane Reeder. He resided on a portion of the old 
homestead the greater part of his life. 

Children of David K. and Elizabeth (Merrick) 
Reeder : — 

1327. Merrick Reeder, Jr., born September 19, 1828; 

died September 5, 1898; married, February 14, 
1856, Rachel Anna Trego. 

1328. Edward H. Reeder, born February 7, 1830; died 

March 1, 1831. 

1329. Sarah Jane Reeder, born November 14, 1833, is 

unmarried and resides in Newtown, Bucks 
County, Pa. 

(907) WILLIAM P. REEDER, son of Merrick and 
Elizabeth Eastburn Reeder, born April 26, 1815; died, 
March 31, 1885, in Philadelphia, where he had been a 
business man since his youth. He married, November 
23, 1837, Mary Reeder, daughter of Charles M. and Jane 

Children of William P. and Mary Reeder : — 

1330. Clemantina Reeder, born September 18, 1838; 

married, June 4, 1861, George R. Kirschbaum. 

1331. William Henry Reeder, born July 28, 1840; died 

May 18, 1861. 


1332. Anna May Reeder, born September 26, 1844; mar- 

ried, April 28, 1864, Linf ord Lukens, of Philadel- 

1333. Sarah E. Reeder, born August 30, 1848; married, 

November 23, 1876, Charles H. Barritt, of Phila- 

1334. Charles W. Reeder, born March 18, 1853 ; died No- 

vember 23, 1853, 

(909) REUBEN POWNALL ELY, only surviving son 
of John H. Ely by his first wife, Elizabeth Pownall, was 
born near the Ely homestead in Solebury, June 7, 1815. 
He came of good old Quaker stock, both on the Ely and 
the Pownall side, and although not a birthright member 
of the Society of Friends, he was pre-eminently a Friend 
throughout his life. 

In boyhood he attended the country school in the neigh- 
borhood in which he resided, and later the Academy at 
New Hope, and to one gifted as he was with a remark- 
able memory and keen perception, the school room was 
more attractive than the routine of farm duties. All too 
soon, however, the school had to be given up, that the 
eldest son might render assistance to the father in his 
occupation as farmer. 

On December 4, 1851, he married Violetta Duer, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Sarah (Kitchen) Duer, also a resident 
of Solebury Township. She was a member of the Society 
of Friends, and in her direct line of descent, there had 
been no intermarriage with any other sect on either the 
paternal or maternal side from the time of their immigra- 
tion to this country. 

Having purchased a farm in the vicinity of Hartsville, 
Bucks County, Pa., Reuben P. Ely and wife removed 
thereto in the spring following their marriage. The 
house in which they resided is known as the Moland 
House, famous for having been the headquarters of Gen- 
eral Washington for thirteen days, in August, 1777, while 
his army was encamped on the Neshaminy Hills. This 
house is still in excellent condition, marked now by a 
handsome tablet placed on the west end by the Bucks 
County Historical Society. In this historic house was 
born their daughter, Elizabeth F. Ely. 


Having sold this farm and purchased another in the 
vicinity of the famous Ingham Spring, near New Hope, 
Penna., he with his family left Hartsville in the spring 
of 1856. At this place their second daughter, Sarah W. 
Ely, was born. 

At the end of four years, this farm was in turn sold and 
in April, 1860, he left his native State and removed to 
Lambertville, New Jersey, where he continued to reside, 
with the exception of six years spent in New Hope, 
Penna., until the day of his death. 

He was engaged in the lumber business for a short 
time with Robert Ely, and afterwards, various other in- 
dustries received his attention from time to time. For 
many years, however, he lived retired from active life, 
and during this period he devoted himself to the labor 
that he loved so well. With a remarkable faculty for 
genealogical research, no task was too great for his un- 
tiring industry. Comprehensive genealogical records of 
the Ely, Pownall, Holcombe and Paxson families bear 
witness to the years of patient toil and the valuable as- 
sistance rendered him by his daughters in this work. 

His history of the descendants of Joshua Ely, who 
settled in the vicinity of Trenton, New Jersey, was at 
the time of his death by far the most complete record 
of that family in existence; and is now included in this 

He also devoted much time in preparing charts of 
tracts of land in the vicinity of New Hope, Pa., and Lam- 
bertville, New Jersey, according to the old surveys and 
those of more recent date. He possessed a fund of 
knowledge concerning the history of the section of coun- 
try where he resided and of most of the prominent fami- 
lies of that neighborhood. 

Failing health the last few years of his life necessitated 
the giving up of the congenial work that had hitherto 
engaged his attention, and tenderly appreciative of the 
loving care of his devoted wife and daughters, he pa- 
tiently awaited the passing from earthly life which came 
December 4, 1899. 

His widow, Violetta (Duer) Ely, survived until Novem- 
ber 16, 1906, passing peacefully away when nearing her 
eighty-ninth milestone. 


Children of Reuben P. and Violetta (Duer) Ely: — 

1335. Elizabeth F. Ely, born January 10, 1853. 

1336. Sarah W. Ely, born August 17, 1856. 

(910) ELIZABETH ELY, daughter of John H. and 
Elizabeth (Pownall) Ely, born August 17, 1817; died 
February 12, 1847 ; married, March 24, 1842, Howard H. 
Paxson, who later married Mary Ely, daughter of Mark 
and Rachel (Hambleton) Ely. 

Children of Howard H. and Elizabeth (Ely) Paxson: — 

1337. Alfred Paxson, born June 30, 1843, died October 

28, 1902. He married, December 2, 1896, Mary 
Emma (Todd) White, daughter of Jeremiah 
Todd of New Jersey. They had one child, Mar- 
tha Elizabeth Paxson, born January 15, 1898. 

1338. Rose Ellen Paxson, born February 3, 1847; died 

June 19, 1847. 

1339. Martha Elizabeth, born February 3, 1847; died 

March 31, 1855. 

(911) ANDREW JACKSON ELY, eldest son of John 
H. Ely by his second wife, Elizabeth Kipel, born in Sole- 
bury, October 6, 1822; died in New Hope, January 8, 
1901. He married, April 28, 1844, Eliza Gill, daughter 
of John and Jane Gill, and purchased a farm adjoining 
the old Joshua Ely homestead in Solebury, where they 
resided until near the close of his life. His widow still 
resides in New Hope. 

Children of A. Jackson and Eliza (Gill) Ely: — 

1340. Sarah Ann Ely, born August 6, 1846; died March 

23, 1854. 

1341. Jefferson Ely, bom February 28, 1848; living at 

Solebury; married, December 1, 1877, Emma A. 
Fisher, who died December 12, 1888. They had 
one son, Albert Jackson Ely, born December, 

1342. Daniel Ely, born November 9, 1849 ; living in Sole- 

bury ; married, December 18, 1879, Ruth B. Pear- 
son, daughter of Wilson and Rachel (Fell) Pear- 
son of Solebury. She was born July 19, 1858, 
and died March 18, 1901. They had twelve chil- 


1343. David Krewson Ely, born February 28, 1852 ; mar- 

ried, December 27, 1882, Eliza Naylor and had 
two children: — 

Jesse N. Ely, bom October 9, 1884. 

Leslie R. Ely, born May 4, 1895. 

1344. Margaret Ely, born May 3, 1855 ; married, Novem- 

ber 19, 1887, Harry L. Fries of Solebury. They 
have one child, — Elsie May Fries, born Decem- 
ber 8, 1888. 

1345. Henry P. Ely, born June 19, 1859, died April 4, 

1883, unmarried. 

(912) MATHIAS COWELL ELY, son of John H. and 
Elizabeth (Kipel) Ely, bom March 22, 1824; married, 
first, Emeline McFerren, by whom he had one child, 
Emma Ely, who married Samuel Carter. He married, 
second, Keziah Stackhouse, of New Hope. Mathias Cow- 
ell Ely was for a number of years engaged in the lumber 
business at Lock Haven, Pa., but returned to Solebury 
just prior to the death of his father in 1865. He resided 
for a number of years on the old homestead and then re- 
moved to New Jersey, where he resided for the re- 
mainder of his life. He died February 8, 1895. 

Children of Mathias C. and Keziah (Stackhouse) 

1346. John H. Ely, bom June 13, 1851 ; married Decem- 

ber 13, 1871, Lydia H. Wilson. 

1347. Amy Anna Ely, born June 6, 1853. 

1348. Rebecca Coryell Ely, born May 17, 1856; married 

Joseph Haring. 

1349. Louis Coryell Ely, born September 8, 1859; mar- 

ried, March 13, 1883, Nettie Miller. 

1350. Keziah Ely, born November 5, 1863; married, 

March 4, 1896, Henry Woodruff Ashley. 

1351. Mathias Cowell Ely, Jr., born November 5, 1865. 

1352. Sarah Giberson Ely, bom August 10, 1867; mar- 

ried June 19, 1889, J. Harry Williams. 

(913) ALBERT K. ELY, son of John H. and Eliza- 
beth (Kipel) Ely, born October 21, 1825; also removed 
with his family to New Jersey after the death of his 
father, and died there. He married. May 13, 1856, Sarah 
Dawes, daughter of Janney Dawes of New Jersey. 


Children of Albert K. and Sarah (Dawes) Ely: — 

1353. Janney Dawes Ely, born November 26, 1858; mar- 

ried, June 14, 1883, Ida May Hart (born March 
23, 1863; died January 14, 1893) and, second, on 
March 21, 1895, Mary Elizabeth Heyers. He had 
by his first wife two children: — 

Benjamin Albert Ely, born January 2, 1885. 

Janney Dawes Ely, Jr., born February 17, 

1354. Josiah Dawes Ely, bom December 27, 1860; died 

in infancy. 

1355. Mary Emma Ely, bom April 10, 1862; married, 

November 24, 1885, Disbrow Applegate, and had 
children : — 

Albert Ely Applegate, born December 12, 1886. 

Sarah Adeline Ely, born May 30, 1888. 

Mary Dawes Ely, born April 27, 1891, and a 
daughter born February 19, 1895. 

(914) ASHER ELY, youngest son of John H. and 
Elizabeth Ely, born August 1, 1830 ; also removed to New 
Jersey. He married, first, Margaret Vansant, and, sec- 
ond, on December 2, 1852, Sarah Elizabeth Grubham, 
born January 20, 1831, died March 29, 1877, daughter 
of George and Elizabeth (Hyde) Grubham, of Solebury. 

Children of Asher and Sarah Elizabeth (Grubham) 

1356. Calvin W. Ely, born August 30, 1853 ; married, July 

1, 1874, Sarah Lewis, and had three children: — 
Mary Elizabeth Ely, born July 6, 1875. 
Cora Ely, born October 17, 1878. 
Charles F. Ely, born July 25, 1885. 

1357. Catherine B. Ely, born October 17, 1855 ; married, 

in 1873, Lewis H. Fish. 

1358. Anna Ely, born March 25, 1856; died July 14, 1856. 

1359. Rose Anna Ely, born March 26, 1857 ; married John 

B. Cody. 

1360. Charles F. Ely, born December 8, 1860. 

1361. Mary M. Ely, born October 12, 1863. 

1362. Minnie W. Ely, born July 8, 1866; died October 27, 


1363. Asher Ely, born June 28, 1868; died August 30, 



(916) LUCILE E. ELY, daughter of Holcombe and 
Bebecca (Pickering) Ely, born in Solebury, February 1, 
1837; died there January 25, 1870. She married Dr. 
Louis C. Eice, an eminent physician of Solebury, later 
of Lambertville, who survived her many years, dying 
March 7, 1885. 

Children of Dr. Louis C. and Lucille (Ely) Eice: — 

1364. Lillie Ida Eice, bom April 11, 1858; died in 1906; 

married Eobert Johnston of Chalfonte, Bucks 
County, Pa. 

1365. Marion N. Eice, born May 31, 1863. 

1366. Pauline M. Eice, born June 17, 1867. 

(917) EIDGEWAY ELY, only son of Holcombe and 
Eebecca Ely, is living in Upper Makefield Township. He 
married Emma Leedom, daughter of William B. and 
Martha Leedom of Solebury, and they have two chil- 
dren : — 

1367. Henry E. Ely of Doylestown. 
1367a. Howard Ely. 

1368. Justin H. Ely. 

(919) ANNA ELY, daughter of Holcombe and Ee- 
becca (Pickering) Ely, born June 27, 1847, died Septem- 
ber 20, 1880. She married J. Curtis Michener, for many 
years a prominent veterinary surgeon of Bucks and 
Montgomery Counties, residing near Colmar, Montgom- 
ery County. They had children: — 

1369. Mayhew Michener, also an eminent veterinary sur- 


1370. Linford Michener. 

1371. Eebecca Micheiner. 

(923) AMOS ELY, son of Jesse and Mary Anna 
(Shaner) Ely, born in Clermont County, Ohio, June 27, 
1848; still resides there. He married, June 25, 1873, 
Electa B. Weiner, born April, 1850, daughter of Jacob 
and Esther Weiner, of Five Mile, Brown County, Ohio, 
and a grandniece of Commodore Perry. They have one 

1372. Elvey Emerson Ely, bom August 28, 1877, who is 

passenger agent at Baldwin Station on the Nor- 
folk and Western Eailroad. 


(927) RICHARD ELY, son of Phineas Ely, of New 
Hope, by his second wife, Mary Johnson, born in New 
Hope, January 17, 1834, now living at Cordova, Illinois, 
where he removed in 1876. He served during the Civil 
War in the Third New Jersey Regiment. He and his 
sons are engaged in the wholesale manufacture of shoes 
at Cordova. He married, July 7, 1855, Abbie T. Kroesen 
and they have three children : — 

1373. Frances E. Ely, born July 7, 1856. 

1374. Harry Ely, born February 10, 1860. 

1375. John Ely, born June 13, 1862. 

(934) Children of Dr. Robert and Thalia (Benson) Ely 
of Medina, Michigan : — 

1376. Margaret Ely, married C. F. Lanning, and had is- 

sue: — 

Minnie Lanning, who married a Mr. Robinson. 
Nella Lanning. 

1377. J. Delaney Ely, married Carrie Lyons, and they 

reside at 1312 Oak Street, Toledo, Ohio. 
Their children are : — 

Mabel Ely. 

Elizabeth Ely. 

lona Ely. 

Clinton Ely. 

(953) WILLIAM BIRD, son of William and Jane 
(Sharpless) Bird, born January 10, 1835; married, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1854, Maria Kreigh, and had issue: — 

1378. Charles Augustus Bird. 

1379. Daniel Kreigh Bird. 

1380. Kate Sharpless Bird. 

1381. Anna Eliza Bird, born August 5, 1866; married, 

December 22, 1886, Plimpton B. Chase of 

, born April 1, 1860, and they had chil- 
dren : — 

Ethel Bird Chase. 

Harold Beverly Chase. 

Helen Chase, died in infancy. 

1382. Bessie May Bird. 

(960) LAFAYETTE G. ELY, eldest son of George 
and Elizabeth (Folck) Ely, was born in Central Ohio, 


April 3, 1834, In 1835, his father and mother, with La- 
fayette, then their only child, moved to what is now Wil- 
liams County, in the northwestern part of the State, then 
a heavily timbered wilderness. Under the enterprise 
and heavy work of the pioneers, the country was soon 
cleared and became a beautiful and fertile part of the 
State. Here Lafayette G. Ely grew to manhood and be- 
came one of the prominent persons of the community. 
He was educated in the common schools and at the high 
school of Adrian, Michigan, and at an academy at Me- 
dina, Michigan. 

He taught school several winters; was a farmer from 
the time he was old enough to be such. He was elected 
Justice of the Peace in 1859, and by re-election, held the 
office for twelve successive years. 

In 1871 he was elected Auditor of his county (Fulton) 
and was twice re-elected. He was a member of the Board 
of Agriculture of his county and served as its president 
for fifteen successive terms. 

He was elected a member of the State Board of Agri- 
culture in 1890, which he resigned in 1891 to accept the 
office of Representative in the Ohio Legislature, which 
office he held two terms. Was again, in 1896, elected a 
member of the State Board of Agriculture and was re- 
elected in 1898, and declined re-election in 1901. He was 
vice-president, president and treasurer, respectively, of 
this board. 

By appointment of the Governor he was a delegate 
from Ohio to the Farmers' National Congress which met 
at Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1900, and at Atlanta, 
Georgia, in 1902, and also at St. Louis, Missouri, in 1904. 
On November 12, 1857, at the age of twenty-three years, 
he married Sarah S., oldest daughter of Honorable 
Ezekiel Masters, and with the little net money earned 
teaching school, and with considerable credit, for those 
times, he bought an eighty-acre farm (price, $4,000), to 
which from time to time he added until he had two hun- 
dred and ten acres, which he improved by erecting com- 
modious and well-ordered farm buildings, tile drainage, 
etc., until it is known as one of the best farms of the 
community. He has continually lived upon this farm at 
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the same. He is and has been from boyhood a member of 
the M. E. Church, a member of the Grange or Patrons 
of Husbandry from the early time of its organization, 
and for the past thirty-five years a member of the order 
of Free and Accepted Masons. He has held various of- 
fices in all these connections. He is the father of two sons 
and two daughters, all of whom are married and pros- 

His first wife, Sarah S. Masters, bom August 1, 1837, 
died May 16, 1885. He married, second, on January 1, 
1887, Mary E. H. Wood, who was born April 3, 1840. 

Children of Lafayette G. and Sarah S. (Masters) 

1383. Charles S. Ely, born March 7, 1859, is a farmer and 

stock-breeder, at Lafayette, Ohio. He married 
November 29, 1883, Rosella J. Amsbaugh, and 
they have one daughter : — 

Mabel Ely, born November 14, 1884, who mar- 
ried, October, 1903, Charles L. Schaab, a 
lumber dealer of Jackson, Alabama. 

1384. Alice May Ely, born February 19, 1864; married, 

October 24, 1883, Julian W. Boothman, of the 
firm of Binns and Boothman, merchants, at 
Bryan, Ohio. They had children: — 

Florence Boothman, born September 10, 1884. 

Kenneth Boothman, born January 8, 1895. 

1385. Luella Ely, born February 14, 1871 ; married, June 

10, 1891, Edwin M. Clerc, a lumber dealer of 
Newbern, Tennessee. 

1386. George Masters Ely, born August 2, 1873; is a 

farmer at West Unity, Ohio. He married, in 
1893, Ada E. Ely, and has children:— 

Laura Ely, born December 6, 1893. 

Marjory Ely, born September 26, 1895. 

Gilbert C. Ely, born September 27, 1898. 

(961) CATHERINE ELY, daughter of George and 
Elizabeth (Folck) Ely, of Knox County, Ohio, born July 
10, 1836 ; married, in July, 1857, Henry Crum, who was a 
soldier of the Union Army during the whole Civil War, 
1861 to 1865. He died February 16, 1891. 


Children of Henry and Catherine (Ely) Crum: — 

1387. Ida F. Crum, born November 16, 1858 ; married, in 

1884, to Conrad Felger, a local merchant of West 
Unity, Fulton County, Ohio. They had children, 
— Merle, Henry, George Ely, Ruth and Vincent 

1388. Greely H. Crum, born September 29, 1860; mar- 

ried, in 1889, Alice Crumrine; is a farmer and 
stockraiser of Cascade, Montana. They have one 
daughter, — Esther Crum. 

1389. Webster D. Crum, born July 16, 1863 ; married, in 

1892, Lizzie Long; is a lumber merchant of Osce- 
ola, Nebraska. They have children, — Gay, Cath- 
erine, and Hannah Crum. 

1390. Sherman W. Crum, born June 20, 1866 ; married, in 

1900, Edna Dibble, and they reside at Great 
Falls, Montana. 

1391. Melville D. Crum, born November 6, 1868 ; is a con- 

tractor in Chicago, Illinois. He married, in 1893, 
Bessie Keller, and they have one daughter. Pearl 

1392. Hon. George Ely Crum, born October 20, 1871, 

graduated at Oberlin College, Ohio, Class of 
1899, and located at Lewiston, Idaho, engaging 
in the business of a wholesale fruit dealer, ex- 
tending over several States. He was elected to 
the State Senate of Idaho in 1902 and re-elected 
in 1904. 

(962) HANNAH A. ELY, daughter of George and 
Elizabeth (Folck) Ely, of Knox County, Ohio, was born 
February 3, 1838 ; married. May 13, 1858, Lewis Crum, 
who was born December 25, 1827, and died January 5, 
1904. She died September 4, 1898. 

Children of Lewis and Hannah A. (Ely) Crum: — 

1393. Effie Crum, born May 24, 1859; died July 13, 1876. 

1394. Clarence L. Crum, born August 22, 1861, and died 

June 7, 1864. 

1395. Norman Ely Crum, born July 8, 1864; dealer in 

general merchandise at Homer, Michigan; mar- 
ried, August 4, 1887, Ida M. Drum. They have 
children : — 


Golda Fern Crum, born June 19, 1889. 
Laura Maria Crum, born November 4, 1891. 

1396. Luella E. Crum, born July 16, 1866. 

1397. Bertha M. Crum, born September 26, 1868. 

1398. Carlton Crum, born July 27, 1871. 

(964) SARAH JANE ELY, daughter of George and 
Elizabeth (Folck) Ely, of Ohio, born April 11, 1842; 
married, March 18, 1866, Frank D. Mathias, an extensive 
farmer and stock-raiser of Southeastern Kansas. He 
was born in Pennsylvania, January 17, 1842, and served 
in the Union Army during the Civil War, going West at 
its close. Sarah Jane (Ely) Mathias died March 3, 1895. 
They had children : — 

1399. Ely George Mathias, born October 17, 1871 ; is also 

an extensive farmer and stock-raiser in Kansas. 
He married, January 9, 1896, Minnie Adams, and 
they have one son : — 

Harry Mathias, born 1898. 

1400. Ida May Mathias, born November 6, 1874; married, 

June 20, 1901, James Mackling, a farmer in 
Kansas. They have children : — 

Ely Mackling, born June 6, 1902. 

Kenneth Mackling, born April 19, 1905. 

(982) HARRISON W. ELY, son of John and Mary 
(Mason) Ely, of Fulton County, Ohio, born April 6, 1848; 
married, November 4, 1875, Tamar E. Snyder, daughter 
of Anthony and Delilah Snyder. They reside at Fay- 
ette, Ohio, where he is engaged in farming. He has 
taken an active part in public affairs and held a number 
of responsible official positions. 

Children of Harrison W. and Tamar E. (Snyder) 

1401. John Adelbert Ely, born September 17, 1877, a 

graduate of Oberlin College. 

1402. Elsie May Ely, born March 1, 1880, also a graduate 

of Oberlin College. 

(1024) ELWOOD PARSONS, eldest son of Isaac and 
Lydia Ann (Anderson) Parsons, born in Falls Township, 
Bucks County, Pa., April 5, 1822; died in Morrisville, 


Bucks County, Pa., October 18, 1891. He married, March 
26, 1851, Mercy Ann Taylor (born July 14, 1824; died 
October 11, 1890), daughter of William and Mercy 
(Crozer) Taylor, of Falls Township. 
Children of Elwood and Mercy (Taylor) Parsons: — 

1403. William T. Parsons, born April 1, 1852 ; died June 

24, 1875. 

1404. Annie C. Parsons, born September 18, 1853; died 

February 9, 1895; married, September 3, 1891, 
Edward C. Williamson, son of Jesse and Eliza- 
beth Williamson of Falls Township. 

1405. Mary T. Parsons, born June 2, 1856. 

1406. Lydia A. Parsons, born April 14, 1858; married, 

February 17, 1891, Henry W. Comfort of Falls 
Township, son of George M. and Ann Elizabeth 

1407. George T. Parsons, born May 14, 1861; died De- 

cember 13, 1869. 

1408. Rose Parsons, born June 13, 1864 ; died September 

20, 1864. 

1409. Ella Parsons, bom November 8, 1866. 

(1027) GEORGE ELLISON ELY, son of David Gould 
and Elvira (Wallace) Ely, born at Western, Oneida 
County, New York, November 18, 1839; is living at 208 
West Third Street, Sterling, Illinois, a retired farmer. 
About 1889 he became superintendent of the Poor and In- 
sane Asylum of Whiteside County, Illinois, located near 
Round Grove, which position he occupied for ten years, 
after which he retired and moved to Sterling. He mar- 
ried Eliza Ann Rawson. 

Children of George E. and Eliza A. (Rawson) Ely: — 

1410. Lulu Laurence Ely, born June 13, 1863 ; unmarried 

and living with her parents. 

1411. Captain Frank David Ely, U. S. A., born March 1, 

Captain Ely was born at Eock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, and 
lived on a farm until he was nineteen years of age. He taught a country 
school three miles west of Eock Falls from September, 1888, until May, 
1890. Earlier in the Spring of 1890 he took a competitive examination 
at Princeton, Illinois, held by direction of the Hon. T. J. Henderson, then 
congressman of the Seventh Congressional District of Illinois, for a cadet- 
ship. He won first place, received his appointment and reported at West 


Point for examination, on June 13, 1890; waa assigned as a Second Lieuten- 
ant to the Sixth U. S. Infantry, and joined that regiment at Fort Thomas, 
Kentucky, on September 30, 1894. On June 5, 1895, he married Miss 
Pamela Brooks, daughter of Thomas B. Brooks, 110 Rockview Avenue, 
Plainfield, New Jersey, September 10, 1895, was transferred to the Thir- 
teenth U. S. Infantry and joined his station at Fort Columbus (now Fort 
Jay), Governors' Island, New York Harbor. On April 10, 1898, he left 
Governors' Island with his company for Tampa, Florida. His regiment 
formed part of the famous Fifth Army Corps which sailed for Santiago 
de Cuba on June 14, 1898. His regiment, — the Thirteenth Infantry, — was 
in the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth A. Corps. He landed at Sibony, 
Cuba, seven miles east of Santiago Harbor, on June 24. On July 1, they 
participated in the assault and capture of San Juan Hill. In this fight, 
into which they were hurriedly thrown, due to the severity of fire being 
encountered by the First Brigade which had begun the attack, they lost 
three brigade commanders, killed and wounded. The regiment lost slightly 
in excess of twenty-five per cent, killed and wounded. 

In September, 1898, he received his promotion to the grade of First 
Lieutenant and was assigned to the Ninth Infantry. This promotion dated 
from the previous April, but had not reached him during the campaign. 
In December, 1898, he joined the Ninth Infantry at Madison Barracks, 
New York, but on February 23, 1899, was transferred to the Second 
Infantry, then in Cuba. Before joining he was ordered to Hlinois on 
special recruiting duty, where from early March until May 4, he con- 
ducted offices at Sterling, Freeport and Aurora, enlisting many recruits. 
AU this time, however, he had been ill and suffering severely from the 
effects of a malignant malaria contracted during the campaign in Cuba 
during the previous year. Obtaining three months' sick leave, he spent 
the same in. the east, on the Atlantic and abroad. A sixteen days ' trip 
from Philadelphia to Amsterdam, with the perfect rest, seemed to cure 
him almost entirely, and after a very short stay abroad, he returned to 
New York on a slow steamer, taking fifteen days for the trip. On arriv- 
ing at New York he felt so well that he gave up the remainder of his 
sick leave and sailed for Cuba on the first transport, about August 1, 1899. 
He served in Cuba until the return of his regiment to the United States, 
in July of 1900, when he was stationed at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. During 
the last year he served in Cuba he was actively engaged as Disbursing 
Officer, Sagua la Grande; as District Engineer, Fourth District, Province 
of Santa Clara, etc. The sanitation of Sagua la Grande and of Santo 
Domingo was directly under his charge, as well as repair of hospitals and 
other public buildings, building of sewers and other sanitary construction, 
all of which work was of vital importance to the cities where it was 
carried on. 

He served at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, from date of arrival in July, 1900, 
until the following April, when he was promoted to the grade of Captain, 
from date of February 2, 1901, and assigned to the Twenty-ninth Infantry, 
one of the new regiments authorized by act of Congress, approved February 
2, 1901, and he joined his new regiment at Fort Sheridan, Hlinois. On 
May 1, 1901, he was appointed to the Regimental Staff as Commissary for 
the usual period of four years. In February, 1902, the regiment left Fort 
Sheridan for San Francisco, en route for the Philippine Islands. Sailed 
from San Francisco on April 1, arriving in Manila Bay on May 1 follow- 
ing. The cholera was then raging in Manila, so they were not allowed to 
land, and on May 5, sailed for Cebu and other southern ports where the 
various companies of the regiment had been assigned stations. Arriving 
at Cebu on May 7th, he was immediately detached from the regiment, 
under orders of the Department Commander, being assigned to duty as 


Depot Commissary at Cebu, the headquarters at that time of the Department 
of the South Philippines, General James F. Wade commanding. Much hard 
work followed at this station, caring for and shipping old war supplies 
that had accumulated in excess due to the reduction of the forces in the 
Islands. In February, 1903, with headquarters of his regiment, he was 
ordered to the new camp, — Camp Jossman, — established on the Island of 
Guimaras, opposite the port of Iloilo, Island of Panay. He served at this 
station until the return of the regiment to the United States, sailing from 
Iloilo, on April 8, 1904, and arriving in San Francisco on May 16, 1904. 

On stopping at Manila, Captain Ely was designated by the Division 
Commander to receive for transportation to the United States and delivery 
to the Superintendent of the United States Mint at San Francisco, thirty- 
nine tons of specie, amounting to one million, two hundred and thirty 
pesos, Spanish-Philippine currency, and one hundred thousand dollars, 
United States currency. Much painstaking and careful work was necessary 
in the safe handling of this amount of money, with native stevedores, in 
getting it safely aboard ship, to which it had to be lightered, in securely 
guarding it en route home and in delivery to the superintendent of the 
mint at San Francisco, but the work was safely accomplished, without loss. 

On arrival at San Francisco, the headquarters of the regiment, he was 
ordered to station at Fort Douglas, near Salt Lake City, Utah, at which 
station he has since been serving, 

Richard and Ellen (Wycoff) Norton, born on the old 
homestead farm in Windsor Township, near Hightstown, 
New Jersey, September 27, 1830 ; resided in Hightstown, 
where he died. May 24, 1906. He married, at Hights- 
town, June 24, 1856, Lydia Slack, born in Hightstown, 
April 21, 1839, died May 13, 1877. She was a daughter of 
Peter Slack, of Holland descent, the name being origin- 
ally spelled Slecht, by his wife, Abigail Applegate, who 
after Peter Slack's death, married Joseph Perrine of 

Children of Charles M. and Lydia (Slack) Norton: — 

1412. Horace Greely Norton, M.D., one of the best known 

physicians of Trenton, New Jersey; born at 
Hightstown, March 4, 1858; married, at Imlays- 
town. New Jersey, October 4, 1881, Emma A. 
(Duncan) Johnston, born at Imlaystown, Decem- 
ber 4, 1856, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Ayers) Duncan, and widow of J. Wright Johns- 

1413. Washington Irving Norton, born July 4, 1860. 

(1041) JOSEPH ADDISON ELY, son of Joseph J. 
and Margaret (Duncan) Ely, born in Millstone Township, 
Monmouth County, New Jersey, September 22, 1847 ; still 


lives there. Postoffice address, Hightstown. He is a 
man of fine literary taste, something of a poet, and fre- 
quently contributes articles to the local journals. He 
takes a lively interest in family history and has been of 
considerable service to the compilers of this history. He 
married, April 30, 1868, Sarah Fisher Legoine. 

Children of Joseph A. and Sarah F. (Legoine) Ely: — 

1414. Joseph J. Ely, born May 16, 1869, in Millstone 

Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey ; mar- 
ried, January 20, 1892, Virginia C. Ely, daughter 
of Samuel R. Ely. They have children : — 

Evelyn M. Ely, born April 6, 1893. 

Joseph Addison Ely, Jr., born August 21, 1895. 

Hulda Ely, born June 11, 1898. 

Sarah F. R. Ely, born October 6, 1904. 

1415. Andrew Jackson Ely. 

1416. John S. Ely, born June 11, 1877 ; married, January 

31, 1901, Elizabeth K. Waldon, and has chil- 
dren : — 

Grace Marguerite Ely, born June 19, 1903. 

David Waldon Ely, born December 1, 1904. 

1417. Grace Ely. 

1418. Margaret D. Ely. 

(1048) GEORGIANNA HUNT, daughter of George 
and Anna (Ely) Hunt, born in Monmouth County, New 
Jersey, August 28, 1842; married, November 13, 1861, 
David Augustus Van Derveer ; their children are : — 
Louise Hunt Van Derveer, born May 17, 1865. 
Marianna Hunt Van Derveer, born November 24, 
1870 ; married, September 8, 1898, Edward Tay- 
Ella Hunt Van Derveer, born February 21, 1875; 
married, April 2, 1902, Bowen Bancroft Smith; 
they had issue : — 

Bowen Hunt Bancroft Smith, born June 19, 

(1053) HELEN ELY, daughter of Horatio and Helen 
(Conover) Ely, of Freehold Township, Monmouth County, 
New Jersey, born October 1, 1841; married, October 5, 
1881, Luther R. Smith, who had previously married her 


younger sister, Adeline Ely (1054). Luther E. Smith 
was born in Coleraine, Massachusetts. He graduated 
at Amherst College in the Class of 1859 and studied law. 
Enlisting in the Union Army during the Civil War, he 
was mustered out in July, 1865, as Captain of Battery 
I, First Michigan Light Artillery. Locating in Alabama 
after the close of the war, he was a member of the Con- 
stitutional Convention of that State in 1867, and Judge 
of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama, 1868 
to 1880. He has resided in Washington, D. C, since 1885, 
being employed in the Department of the Interior, except 
during the four years of President Cleveland's second 
term. Since July, 1898, he has been chief of the Indian 
Territory Division of the Secretary of the Interior's Of- 
fice, in charge of and having supervision of the work of 
enrollment of and allotment to the members of the five 
civilized tribes, — Seminole, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw 
and Cherokee Nations, of more than nineteen million 
acres amongst about ninety thousand members. 

He and his family are members of Calvary Baptist 
Church, Washington, D. C. 

(1054) ADELINE ELY, born November 15, 1843, died 
October 9, 1875; married, August 16, 1871, Luther E. 
Smith, above mentioned, who married, second, her elder 
sister, Helen Ely (1053). 

Children of Luther E. and Adeline (Ely) Smith: — 

1419. Luther Ely Smith, born June 11, 1873; graduate of 

Amherst, Class of 1894; attorney-at-law, St. 
Louis ; mar., Nov. 17, 1909, Sa Lees, d. of Samuel 
M. Kennard, a prominent citizen of St. Louis. 

1420. Helen Adeline Smith, died in childhood. 

(1108d) CHARLOTTE EOSE ELY, daughter of Mah- 

lon S. and Judith (Eose) Ely, born August 5, 1833; died 

August 18, 1868 ; married, in 1856, James Hammer King, 

born September 12, 1830; died March 6, 1876. 

1420a. Charles Alfred Ely King, born August 7, 1858; 

graduated at U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, 

Md., and served in the U. S. Navy until his death 

on board the U. S. steamer, "Solace," near Hong 

Kong, China, December 25, 1900. He married, in 






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Trinity Church, N. Y., October 27, 1883, Minnie 
Elizabeth Brownell, daughter of James and 
Louisa Mary (Willis) Brownell, of New York 
City. She now (1908) resides at Carvel Hall, 
Annapolis, Md. They had issue : — 

Maud Brownell King, born November 19, 1884. 
Charles Alfred Ely King, Jr., born July 24, 
1890, a student at the U. S. Naval Academy, 
Annapolis, Md. 

(1127) SUSAN DELANO ELY, daughter of Seneca 
W. and Mary (Delano) Ely, born in Chillicothe, Ohio, 
March 4, 1844 ; resides in West Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. She married, February 16, 1870, Edward Field 
Rice, of Cincinnati, Ohio, who died February 7, 1887. 

Children of Edward F. and Susan D. (Ely) Rice:— 

1421. Agatha Hope Rice, married, June 24, 1907, Ernest 

Milner Benedict. 

1422. Julia Mabel Rice, died in infancy. 

1423. Mary Helen Louise Rice, born . 

1424. Ethel Florence Rice, died August 31, 1901. 

1425. Edward Rice, died in infancy. 

1426. Susan Rice, died in infancy. 

1427. Henry Rice, died in infancy. 

(1128) The Rev. JOHN HUGH ELY, son of Seneca 
W. and Mary (Delano) Ely, born at Chillicothe, Ohio, 
July 21, 1846; removed to Cincinnati with his parents in 
his youth and spent the greater part of his life in that 
city. He served as a corporal in Company B of the Pearl 
Street Rifles when Cincinnati was threatened by Kirby 
Smith in 1862, and as a sergeant of the same company, 
which had become Company F, Seventh 0. N. G. in the 
Morgan Raid in 1863. He was first sergeant of the same 
company in 1864, when, on May 10, the regiment was 
mustered into the United States service as the One Hun- 
dred and ThirtjT^-seventh 0. V. I., and served with it until 
it was mustered out on or about August 20, 1864, in Fort 
McHenry. On September 7, 1864, he was appointed a 
master's mate, U. S. Navy, Mississippi Squadron, and 
ordered to the U. S. G. B. ''Chillicothe," then near the 
mouth of the Red River, Louisiana. On July 19, 1865, he 


was honorably mustered out of the service. He later 
served as private secretary to General John Ely, then 
in command of the Bureau of Freedmen, in the State of 
Kentucky. From September, 1866, to September, 1868, 
he was a clerk in the Treasury Department at Washing- 
ton. He then entered Bexly Hall, Gambier, Ohio, to study 
for the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was 
made deacon in June, 1871, and a priest in June, 1872, 
since which time he has been in the Diocese of Southern 
Ohio, serving as rector of St. Mary's Church, Hillsboro, 
Ohio, until 1875, and general missionary of that diocese 
from 1875 to 1877, and from 1878 to his death on July 
18, 1906, was rector of Grace Church, College Hill, Cin- 
cinnati, and from 1877 to 1879, also had charge of St. 
Phillip's Church in that city. During this time Mr. Ely 
has been on every diocesan committee, deputy to three 
general conventions, editor of the diocesan paper, secre- 
tary of the diocesan convention, chaplain in the National 
Guards, the G. A. R., the Society of the Sons of the Revo- 
lution, elder of the Mayflower Society, member of the 
U. S. V. N., trustee of Kenyon College, trustee of the 
Diocesan Hospital and a member of the Standing Com- 
mittee thereof. In 1879 he started a mission at Hartwell, 
which, under his fostering care, became a parish, now 
Holy Trinity Church. He was also regent of the Ohio 
Military Institute at College Hill. 

Rev. John Hugh Ely died at Grace Church rectory. 
College Hill, Cincinnati, July 18, 1906, within three days 
of sixty years of age. He was a man of broad views and 
kindly and sympathetic nature and was universally loved 
and respected in the community where his life-work was 
laid. The following tribute to his memory and that of 
his honored father is from the Commercial Tribune, of 
July 25, 1906: 

A Tribute. 

"To those who witnessed the simple services at the 
funeral of the Rev. John H. Ely, late rector of Grace 
Church, College Hill, in the little edifice which had known 
his ministrations for over a quarter of a century, must 
have come the realization of such a loss as the city of 


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Cincinnati and the surrounding community can but ill 
bear. In this age of craze commercialism, vulgar osten- 
tation and cheap notoriety, the testimony of the honor- 
able, simple life just closed speaks eloquently of better 

Mr. Ely came of fine old Quaker stock, for his father, 
the late Seneca W. Ely, who hailed from the broad farm 
lands of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, brought with 
him to Ohio in his life-work as a newspaper man in this 
State, the sturdy manhood and genial heartiness which 
have ever marked the rector of Grace Church. Mr. Ely's 
father possessed that fine sense of public spirit and public 
enterprise which made him one of the first stockholders 
of the historic B. & 0. Railroad, and caused him to ac- 
cept the secretaryship of the first street railroad com- 
pany to operate in this city. In his son his beneficent in- 
fluence has been kept alive to the community in which 
they have both lived and worked. A staunch churchman, 
a loyal Christian gentleman, an unswerving friend in 
whom the broad human sympathies beat strong, he had 
the quiet virtues of husband, father and pastor, which 
mark him akin to him of Canterbury days, the parish 
priest of Chaucer's living page, for 

"Cristes lore, and his apostles twelve 
He taught, but first he followed it himselve. " 

Mr. Ely was a man in whom the unaffected kindliness 
of his nature drew to him all who came within the radius 
of his personality. He was closely identified with the 
various church, social, educational and patriotic organi- 
zations of this city. As chaplain of the First Regiment 
of Ohio National Guards, as a member of the Society of 
the Sons of the Revolution, as president of the College 
Hill School Board, trustee of Kenyon College and di- 
rector of the Young Men's Mercantile Library, as secre- 
tary of the Southern Diocese of the Protestant Episco- 
pal Church in Ohio, he wielded a wide and wise influ- 
ence. His passing leaves a gap which none can fill." 

A. H. Rice. 

John Hugh Ely married, at Philadelphia, January 2, 
1873, Mary Darwin Stanton, born in Washington, D. C, 


daughter of Darwin E. and Nancy (Hooker) Stanton, of 
Steubenville, Ohio, and a niece of Hon. Edwin M. Stan- 
ton, the great war secretary. Mrs. Ely survives her hus- 
band and resides with her unmarried daughter at Col- 
lege Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Children of Rev. John H. and Mary D. (Stanton) 

1428. John Stanton Ely, born March 12, 1874. 

1429. Mary Delano Ely, born June 8, 1876; married 

Louis Herbert Marsland, and they have one 
son: — 
John Ely Marsland, bom January 19, 1907. 

1430. Nancy Edith Stanton Ely, born January 18, 1882. 

(1133) SAMUEL LAURENCE ELY, son of General 
John and Rebecca R. (Winder) Ely, born May 24, 1847; 
died in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, March 
19, 1886. He was mustered into the service of his country 
at Philadelphia, August 2, 1861, as a private in the 
Twenty-third Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, of 
which his father was major, for the term of three years ; 
being one of the youngest enlisted soldiers in the service. 
At the close of the war he returned to Bucks County, and 
on December 29, 1865, married Mary Comly Knight, born 
February 14, 1848, daughter of Moses and Anna (Comly) 
Knight of Middletown Township, and for several years 
followed farming in Middletown Township. He was 
elected sheriff in 1879-1881, and at the end of his three 
years' term of office remained a resident of Doylestown 
until his death in 1886. 

Samuel L. Ely was a man of fine personal appearance 
and genial, kindly and gentlemanly manners and uni- 
versally respected and admired by all who knew him. 
His widow still survives. 

Children of Samuel L. and Mary C. (Knight) Ely:— 

1431. Rebecca Winder Ely, bom February 27, 1868 ; mar- 

ried, August 17, 1886, Edward Augustus Trego, 
of Doylestown, several years editor of the Re- 
publican, now engaged in journalistic work in 
Philadelphia, residing at Trevose, Bucks County, 
Pa. They have one child : — 

Edward A. Trego, Jr., born May 3, 1887. 


1432. Anna Frances Ely, born October 10, 1869 ; married, 

June 29, 1901, Laurence Johnson Mead, of New 
York, They have children: — 

Frances Louisa Mead, born October 16, 1902. 

Laurence J. Mead. 

1433. John Ely, born March 2, 1872 ; died August 7, 1873. 

1434. Moses Knight Ely, born November 18, 1873, is fill- 

ing a responsible position in the Health Depart- 
ment at Harrisburg, Pa. 

1435. John Ely, born November 23, 1876; died in Porto 

Rico, October 11, 1898, from fever contracted 
while serving as a private in Company H, U. S. 
Engineers stationed at Porto Rico during the 
Spanish- American War. 

1436. Mary Comly Ely, born April 13, 1882; married, 

July 25, 1903, Gilbert Winder Mead, of New 
York, a brother to her sister Anna Frances ' hus- 
band. They have one child : — 
Mary Elizabeth Mead. 

1437. Samuel Laurence Ely, Jr., bom January 2, 1884, 

died November 14, 1898. 

1438. Edward David Ely, born August 4, 1885. 

(1152) WILLIAM NEWBOLD ELY, only son of 
Richard Elias and Caroline (Newbold) Ely, bom in New 
Hope, Bucks County, Pa., October 1, 1859. He was edu- 
cated under private tutors and began his business career 
as a clerk in the Girard Trust Company of Philadelphia, 
in 1881. He was made Assistant-Treasurer in May, 
1885 ; Treasurer in December, 1889 ; Secretary and Treas- 
urer, January, 1898, and first Vice-President in April, 
1905; is still filling this responsible position and hold- 
ing high rank in the financial world as a man of probity 
and sound judgment. He is a member of the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania; of the Genealogical Society of 
Pennsylvania; a director of Girard National Bank and 
a member of the Philadelphia- Club and White Marsh 
Hunt Club; resides at Chestnut Hill. He married, at 
St. Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church, White Marsh, 
June 10, 1895, Lily B. Cairnes, and they have children : — 

1439. William Newbold Ely, Jr., born June 3, 1896. 

1440. Dorothy Ely, born March 9, 1900. 


(1155) HUGH B. EASTBURN, only son of Moses and 
Mary Anna (Ely) Eastburn, born in Solebury Township, 
Bucks County, Pa., February 11, 1846; was educated at 
the schools of Solebury and the Excelsior Normal In- 
stitute at Carversville, Pa., graduating at the latter in- 
stitution in 1865. He taught for two years in the Boys' 
Grammar School at Fifteenth and Race Streets, Phila- 
delphia, and later at the Friends' Central High School. 
He studied law under Judge D. Newlin Fell, now of the 
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and was admitted to 
the Philadelphia Bar in 1870. In June of the same year 
he was appointed Superintendent of Schools of Bucks 
County, and was elected to the same position in 1872 for 
a term of three years and re-elected in 1875. He resigned 
in 1876, and after taking a course in the Law Department 
of the University of Pennsylvania, was admitted to the 
Bucks County Bar in August, 1877, and has since prac- 
ticed his profession at Doylestown, where he resides. 
He was elected District Attorney in 1885 and served a 
term of three years. 

Mr. Eastburn was one of the organizers of the Bucks 
County Trust Company in 1886 and has been one of its 
Board of Directors since that time ; its Trust Officer since 
1892 and President since 1895. Deeply intersted in edu- 
cational matters, he has been a member of the Doyles- 
town School Board since 1890, its Secretary for many 
years and now (1908) its President. He has been for 
many years a member of the Board of Trustees of West 
Chester Normal School and has taken a prominent part 
in every movement for the advancement of public edu- 
cation in his native county and state for the past forty 

Hugh B. Eastburn married, December 23, 1885, Sophia, 
daughter of John B. and Elizabeth S. (Fox) Pugh, of 
Doylestown, Pa. They have children : — 

1441. Arthur Moses Eastburn, bom September 27, 1886. 

1442. Hugh B. Eastburn, Jr., born February 11, 1888. 

Samuel Dewees and Sarah Ann (Mott) Patterson, bom at 
Norristown, Pa., April 22, 1831 ; was educated at private 
schools and at Dr. Vandeveer's, Easton, Pa. He attended 


the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 1850-1852, and was 
employed for a time in the laboratory of Charles Ellis 
in that city. He then engaged in the drug business at 
Easton; later in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He was a 
reporter on Forney's "Spirit of the Times" during the 
Civil War, and at various times connected with the 
^'Easton Express" and ''Free Press" in reportorial and 
editorial work. He edited the "Evening Mail" of Phil- 
lipsburg, New Jersey, and at the time of his death, Au- 
gust 26, 1875, was editor of the "Warren County Demo- 
crat." He was president of the Board of Health and of 
the Board of Education of Phillipsburg. He and his 
family were members of the Presbyterian Church. He 
married, August 25, 1853, Susan Burke Winter, daughter 
of Peter Winter, of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, by his 
wife, Mary Davison. 

Children of William Mott and Susan B. (Winter) Pat- 
terson : — 

1443. Mary Matilda Patterson, born at Easton, Pa., Au- 

gust 25, 1854; married Ethan Allen Weaver, of 
whom presently . 

1444. Sarah Ann Patterson, born June 12, 1857. 

1445. Ella Foering Patterson, born December 22, 1859; 

married, November 3, 1881, Thomas Stone Pur- 
sell, of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. 

1446. Clara Derr Patterson, born October 29, 1867. 

1447. William Comstock Patterson, born April 21, 1874; 

married Anna Faulstick, of Easton, Pa. 

liam Mott and Susan B. (Winter) Patterson, born at 
Easton, Pa., August 25, 1854; married, at Phillipsburg, 
New Jersey, May 9, 1883, Ethan Allen Weaver, son of 
William Henry and Elizabeth R. (Abel) Weaver. He 
was born at Jacobsburg, near Nazareth, Northampton 
County, Pa., June 7, 1853, and prepared for college at 
local schools and under private tutors. He entered La- 
fayette College, at Easton, Pa., and received his degree 
of civil engineer in 1874. He has since the latter date 
been connected with the Engineering Department of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad, with offices at Broad Street Sta- 
tion, Philadelphia. He is a member of the Historical 


and Genealogical Societies of Pennsylvania and the His- 
torical Societies of Bucks, Montgomery and Northamp- 
ton Counties and has devoted much attention to historical 
research. He compiled and edited the '* Biographical 
Eegistry of the Chi Phi Fraternity" in 1890, the ''Decen- 
nial Kegistry of Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the 
Eevolution, ' ' of which he is secretary, in 1898, the ' ' Ger- 
mantown Branch of Descendants of Cornelius Wey- 
gandt" in the Weygandt Genealogy, in 1897, and "The 
Forks of the Delaware, ' ' an account of the founding and 
development of Easton, in 1903. He has contributed a 
number of historical papers to historical and genealogical 
journals, magazines, newspapers, etc., and is a member 
of the City History Club, Philadelphia, and American 
Folklore Society. 

Children of Ethan A. and Mary M. (Patterson) 
Weaver : — 

1448. Marguerite Elizabeth Weaver, born May 13, 1884. 

1449. Kennett Patterson Weaver, born October 4, 1886; 

died December 21, 1892. 

1450. Gertrude Weaver, born June 21, 1890. 

1451. Cornelius Weygandt Weaver, bom April 11, 1893. 

(1325) EASTBURN REEDER, son of Joseph E. and 
Letitia (Betts) Reeder, bom in Solebury Township, 
Bucks County, Pa., June 30, 1828; lived all his life on 
the ancestral homestead where he was born, retiring 
from its active management in 1898. He has been widely 
known as a breeder of Jersey cattle and as a writer on 
agriculture since 1872. He was one of the original mem- 
bers of Solebury Farmers' Club, organized in 1871, its 
first secretary and is still one of its most active members. 
He was the representative of Bucks County in the State 
Board of Agriculture from 1877 to 1893, and in the latter 
year was appointed by Governor Pattison the first State 
Dairy and Food Commissioner, which position he held 
until 1895 and was active in the prosecution of manufac- 
turers of imitation butter and other food adulterations, 
placing the office on a high plane of usefulness to the 
farmer. He is the author of a number of papers on farm- 
ing and dairying and has done much to influence legisla 
tion in the interest of these industries. He was a mem 


ber of the School Board of Solebury Township from 1865 
to 1874. He was a member of Solebury Friends' Meet- 
ing, of which he had served as clerk for a number of 

Since his retirement from active conduct of his farm, 
he devoted considerable attention to historical mat- 
ters and is the author of ''Early Settlers of Solebury," 
"History of the Eastburn Family," and in connection 
with other members of the family, of a History of the 
Eeeder Family. He died May 9, 1908. 

He married, December 15, 1853, Ellen Kenderdine, 
daughter of John E. and Martha (Quinby) Kenderdine, 
of Solebury, and they have children : — 

1452. Watson K. Reeder, born October 3, 1854; now sta- 

tion agent on the Philadelphia and Reading Rail- 
road at New Hope. He married in 1879, Mary 
C. Beans, of Johnsville, Bucks County, Pa. 
They have no children. 

1453. Elizabeth Reeder, born June 1, 1857; married, in 

1880, Newton E. Wood, of Moreland, Montgom- 
ery County, Pa., and has two sons. 

1454. Letitia E. Reeder, who married Dr. George W. 

Lawrence of East Berlin, Connecticut. 

1455. Martha Reeder, who married, in 1903, Charles Jan- 

ney of Solebury. 

(1346) JOHN H. ELY, son of Mathias Cowell and 
Keziah (Stackhouse) Ely, born June 13, 1851, was liber- 
ally educated in the schools of Pennsylvania and New 
Jersey, and when he attained his majority, left home and 
fitted himself for his life-work by the study of architec- 

Mr. Ely has been prominent in the municipal affairs of 
Newark. In 1891 he was a member of the City Council, 
and again in 1894. On the organization of that body in 
1895, he was unanimously elected president. He served 
on all the important committees of Council and lent his 
influence to the work of progress, improvement and re- 
form. He also served for two years as trustee of the 
City Home. He has been proposed for the nomination 
for Assembly from his county and for Mayor of the city 
of Newark and other offices, and has invariably declined 


on the grounds that he wished to devote his whole time 
to his profession. He has recently been appointed a 
Trustee of the Newark Free Library. 

Mr. Ely was married to Miss Lydia Helen, daughter of 
Dr. Ezekiel Wilson, whose father, the Rev. Peter Wilson, 
was on the circuit, embracing Hightstown, Hamilton 
Square and Trenton, early in the 19th century. The Doc- 
tor 's second wife was Hannah Bergen, a sister of Judge 
Bergen of Dutch Neck, Mercer County, Pa. 

The children of John H. and Lydia Helen (Wilson) 
Ely are : — 

1456. Wilson C. Ely, his father's business partner, mar- 

ried, June 2, 1897, Grace R. Chamberlain, of 
Janesburgh, New Jersey. They have two chil- 
dren : — 

Dorothy Ely, born February 11, 1901. 

John Wilson Ely, born September 3, 1904. 

1457. Ida May Ely, who married February 5, 1898, Dr. E. 

D. Bemis, of Newark, New Jersey. 

The Ely ' ' clan ' ' has thrived on American soil. The de- 
scendants of the four families who crossed the Atlantic 
in the 17th century : — that of Nathaniel Ely of Boston and 
Springfield, Mass., Richard Ely, of Lyme, Connecticut; 
Joshua Ely, of Trenton, N. J., and Walter Ely, of Vir- 
ginia, can be found in every section of the Union, as evi- 
denced by the following list of places which bear the 
family name : 

Ely, Vermont. 

Ely's Ferry (Connecticut River), Conn. 

Ely's Landing (Connecticut River), Conn. 

Ely's Neck, near Norwalk, Conn. 

Ely Mountain, New York State. 

Ely, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. 

Ely, Bucks County, Penna. 

Elysburg, Northumberland Co., Penna. 

Elysville, Howard Co., Maryland. 

Eley, Sussex Co., Virginia. 

Eley, Scott Co., Mississippi. 

Ely, Knox Co., Kentucky. 

Elyria, County Seat of Lorain Co., Ohio. 

Ely, Cook Co., Illinois. 

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Ely, Marquette Co., Michigan. 

Ely, Emmet Co., Michigan. 

Ely, St. Louis Co., Minnesota. 

Ely, Marion Co., Missouri. 

Ely, Ashley Co., Arkansas. 

Ely, Fannin Co., Texas. 

Ely, Bottineau Co., N. Dakota. 

Ely, McHenry Co., N. Dakota. 

Elysville, Utah. 

Ely, near Penn's Grove, Sonoma Co., California. 

Ely, Yolo Co., California. 

Ely's Lake, California. 

Ely, Nevada (the great Copper Camp). 

Ely, Oregon. 


Ely arms in use by a branch of 
the Maryland descecdants. 


Narrative of Ely, Revell and Stacye Families. 

Pages 19 to 153. 

Allhallows Church, 27. 

Alluye, Hugh de, 29, 37. 

Allen, Cardinal, 54. 

Abney of Belvoir, 57; Jamea, 101. 

Abitot, Family of, 58. 

Atherton Moor, Battle of, 59. 

Artois, Kobt., Count of, 84. 

Ancote Priory, 92. 

Astley, Thos. de, 94. 

Ashe, Godfrey, Anne, 109. 

Agassiz, Prof., 117. 

Allison, Wm., 133. 

Atkinson, Sam'l, 135; family, 138. 

Anderson, Eliakim, 147. 

Anlwick Castle, Siege of, 63, 94. 

Army, King John's, 94. 

Ardiman, Alice, 94. 

Ashenhurst, Col. Randall, Mary, 94. 

Allwood, Wm., Jane, 94. 

Ardron family, 129. 


Baldwin of Witsand, 42. 

Britton, Ralph, 49; of Walton, 98. 

Byron, Sir John, 49. 

Brampton, Elias de, 52; Walter de, 

Alice, 63. 
Borroughs (or Brough) family, 56, 

94; Jos., 147. 
Bullock, Rosamond, 57, 58, 95; 
Sarah, Hy., 58; family, 59, 96, 
97 ; John of Barley Abbey, 103. 
Barley (Barlow), Robt., Geo., Eliz., 
Eliza, Alice, Dorothy, Peter, 
James, Rosamond, 58, 99; fam- 
ily, 98; Francisca, 99. 
Beresford, John, Sarah, 58. 
BoUe, Sir Chas., Eliz., 62 ; John, 63 ; 

Sir John, 64. 
Burton, Thos., Eliz., 62. 
Bosville family, 62 ; EUen, M., 63. 
Bunting, R., Marg., 63. 
Bradshaw, F., 63. 
Ballifield Hall, 70, 123, 130; in New 

Jersey, 142, 146. 
Barker, Wm., 74. 
Bret, Sir John, Alicia, 77. 


Bendocdar in Holy Land, 84. 
Beard, Thos., Master of Templara, 

Battle Abbey Rolls, 92. 
Boteler Arms, 92; Rich'd, 94; Joan, 

Bishop of Durham, 94. 
Babington family, 94; Frances, 95; 

Anthony, 96, 103. 
Brailsford family, 96. 
Brookhill Hall, 100. 
Bosworth, Battle of, 107, 94. 
Bate, Rev. Hy., Chaplain to Chas. I, 

Boythorpe Estate, 110. 
Biddle, Wm., 112; Jr., 150. 
Bramley Hall, 125, 129. 
Beakes, Nath., 134, 136; Edmd., 

Bainbridge, John, 135. 
Bispham family, 138. 
Budd family, 138, 
Bancroft family, 138. 
Bolsover Castle, 21, 41. 
Burlington, West Jersey, 141. 
Barns of Hull, 142. 
Byllynge, Edwd., 142. 
Berkeley, Lord, 142. 
Barbadoes, He of, 145. 
Barons' Rebellion, 94. 
Beauehamp, Earl of Warwick, 94. 
Beighton, Robt., Marg., 94. 
Blythe, Jane, Wm., 94. 
Brown, Rev. Obadiah, Dorothy, 94. 
Bower of Walton, 94. 

Caterick Pedigree, 29, 38. 

Carroll, Chas. of Carrollton, 34. 

de Cantalupe, Walter, 43, 47; Wm., 

47, 49; John 47; Nicholas, 47; 

George, 47; Family, 34, 40. 
Chadwick, John, Chas., 50. 
Coffin, Thos., 53. 
Gierke, Marg., 53. 
Cranmer, Execution of, 53. 
Cottam, Thos., 55. 



Cavendish, Sir Wm., Francis, Eliza- 
beth, 58. 
Cromwell's Army, 61. 
Constantine, J., Anne, 63. 

Cadiz, Siege of, 64. 

Columbell, Frances, Geo., Koger, 
Dorothy, 94; Jane, Peter, 77. 

Champagne, Henry, Count of, Hugh 
III of, Alice of, 90. 

Coleshill Church, 92. 

Curzon of Keddleston, 99; Sir John, 

Coke, Sir John, 101. 

Carnfield Hall, 101, 106. 

Clarke, John, Juliana, Sir Samuel, 
Sir John, 109. 

Curtiss, John, 94, 111, 112; Edwd., 
94; Anne, 94; Dorothy, 94, 112. 

Chester, Col. Lemuel, 125. 

Cockayne-Vernon pedigree, 126. 

Cadman, Thos. "Watson, 127, 130. 

Carver of Dinnington, Bobt., 133. 

Collins family, 138. 

Coates family, 138. 

Carteret, Sir Geo., 142. 

Cook, Wm., of Sheffield, 145. 

Chesterfield in Jersey, 146. 

Clarke, John, 152. 

Comberford, Mary, Thomas, 94. 

Calton, Ealph, 94. 

Copley, Robt., Eliz., 94. 

Dagworthe, Sib Thos., 32. 

Dundas family, 34, 35. 

Delly, Sir Wm., 47. 

Dumesnil du Buisson, 52. 

Dore House, 70, 125. 

Driffield family, 94. 

Dundas Lippincott family, 138. 

Dagvforthy, John, Ely, 148. 

Downham, Thos., Alice, 94. 

Davenport, Wm. Catherine, 94. 

Digby, Simon, Ann, Sir John, 94. 

Ely (see also Hey, Helay, Lelay, 
Fitz Ely). 
Adam, 51. 
Alicia, 56, 57. 
Andrew de, 49. 
Anthony, 67. 

Ann, 56, 57; Bridget, 62. 
Benj. (Rev.), 62, 148. 
Daniel John, 60. 
Dorothy, 59. 
Dominic of, 27. 

Eliz., 56, 57, 62, 70, 77, 147, 149. 
Frances, 62. 

George, 53, 57, 59, 60, 62, 70, 72, 

74, 76, (Rev.), 125, 129, 149. 
Gervas, 53. 
Gerard, 53, 
Hugh, 52, 53, 56, 57, 59, 70, 74, 

76, 95, 147, 149. 
Henry, 41, (Rev.) 60; Maj. Gen 'I 

Hy F. W., 60. 
Humphrey, 53. 
James, 70. 

John, 52, 53, 56, 62, 63, 70, 74, 76, 
147, 149, John de, 47, 51, 53, 
Maj. 59, Rev. 60, Sir John 60. 
Joshua, 34, 56, 62, 70, 74, 112, 
129, 147, and family, 146, 149. 
Katherine, 62, 
Launcelot, 57, 
Leonard, 53. 
Martha, 60. 
Mary, 56, 74, 62, 147. 
Nathaniel, 53, 125. 
Nicholas de, 40, 47, 49, 52. 
Peter of, 27. 
Philip de, 47. 
Ralph de, 47. 

Richard, 51, 53, 60, Sir Richard 
de, 39, 51, 52, 53, (Rev.) 56, 
Robert, 22; R. de, 52, 57, 60, 62. 
Roger de, 52, 53. 
Rebecca, 69, 70, 135, 141. 
Rachel, 148. 
Ruth, 70, 143, 148. 
Roland, 53. 
Rosamond, 57, 95. 
Samuel, 59. 

Sarah, 56, 62, 63, 70, 77, 149. 
Thomas, 53, 56, 66; Thos. de., 53, 

59, 60, 62. 
Wm. de., 40, 41, 52, 124; Wm., 
52,60,62,147; (Rev.) 53; Wm. 
de. King's Tr., 124. 
Walter de, 39. 
of Utterby, 32, 33, 130, 132. 
of Mansfield, 75. 
of Connecticut, 30. 
of Richmond, 39, 56, 128. 
Elie House, Scotland, 34, 35, 47, 
Elleshope, Hugh de, 30. 
Elliot Family, 35; Dr., of Harvard, 

Elyens, Count Galfridus, 40. 
Elys, Wm., Thos., 47; Richd., 51; 

John, Robt., David, 52. 
Elion, Hubert, 48. 
Eley, Yorkshire, 48. 
East Elay, Yorkshire, 48. 
Eulye, Sir Hugh de, 49. 



Ely Palace, London, 49. 

Elyas, Sir John de, 49. 

Eylye of Cheshire, Thos., Maud, 

Marie, Grace, George, 53. 
East India Company, 59. 
Eyre, Thos., Jane, 63 ; Adam, 98 ; 

Wm., 104; Arms, 106; Alice, 

110; Ann, Edmond, Mrg., 

Robt., 94. 
Edward I, Will of, in Holy Land, 

Elton, Anthony, Eliz., 112, 114. 
Eustace, Rector of Handsworth, 123. 
Eustachius, Viscount, 123. 
Emley, Wm., and family, 141. 
Ely, Villages, 146; Isle and Town 

of, 27, 34; "Ely Court," 52. 
Eland, Robt., Mary, 94. 
Ellis, David, D.D., 94. 

FiTZ Ralph, 30, 40; Hugh, 47, 52. 
Elys, Conan, 30, 39, 40; Wm., 41. 
Hubert, Ralph, 31. 
Flanders, Earls of, 22, 33, 42. 
Fitz Elie, Richd., 39; John, 39, 41; 

Nicholas, 39. 

Galf., 40; Ralph, 34, 40; Hugh, 

40; Marg., 49; Wm., 40. 
Fitz Walter, 40. 
Fallows, Jane, 53. 
Frechville, Sir, 58; Ralph, 100; 

Eleanor, Anker, 94, 
Fanshawe, Lionel, 77. 
Fletcher, Paul, 94. 
Foljame family, 94, 98; John, Bene- 

dicta, 94. 
Fnrnivals, Lords of Hallamshire, 

Franciscans at Scarborough, 124. 
Fox, George, Founder of Society of 

Friends, 22, 130, 131. 
Farnsworth, Susan, and children, 

Fretwell, Peter, John, 142, 146. 
Foulke, Thos., 142. 
Falls of Delaware, 142. 
Fullwood, John, 146. 
Fields, Benj., Exrs., 152. 
Fairfax, Gen'l, 59. 
French Expedition, 94. 
Francis, Henry, 94. 


de Gaunt, Gilbert, Alicia, 32, 33; 
Hugh, 47 ; Earls of Lincoln, 22, 

Gospatrick, Lord of Raby, 33 ; Dol- 
phin, Son of, 50. 

Galfridus, Earl of Essex, 40. 
Gamel, the Saxon Thane, 50. 
de Gayton, Sir John, Sir Philip, 

Hamond, Wm., Walter, 51. 
Grey, Jane, Catharine, 58. 
Gell, Sir John, 101. 
Gladwyn, Maj.-Genl., 110; Lemuel, 

Thos., 94. 
Gardner family, 114. 
Green, Richd., 142, 
Guy, Richd., 142. 
Gresley, Robert, Alice, 94. 
Greenhalge, Roger, Marg., 94. 

Haleme, John, Lord of, 28. 

Hely, Count of Maine, 29. 

Hallamshire, Lords of, 32, 62; Ju- 
dith of, 33, 123. 

Helias, Lord of Longsden, 38. 

Helle, Sir John de, 42. 

Helye, Thos., 47. 

de Heley, Dolphin, 49; Hy., An- 
drew, John, Adam, Geoffrey, 
Robt., Rich'd, 50, 52; Thos.^ 
50 ; Avicia, 50 ; Adam, Dio- 
nisia, 51; Nicholas, 52; family, 

Hart, John, 55. 

Helay, Nicholas, Thos., 56. 

Harrison family, 56; Geo. of Or- 
greave, 128; Judith, 128. 

Heath, John, Eliz., Sarah, 56, 70, 
73; Sir Thos., Alicia, Sir Robt., 
Henry, Nicholas, Dorothy, Eliz., 
77, 78, 79. 

Hardwick, Elizabeth, 21, 41, 58 j 
John, 58; Bess of, 99. 

Holden, Rev. Thos., 59. 

Heathcote, S., 59. 

Harrington, Geo., 59. 

Harding, C, 59. 

Hansard, Wm., Mary, 62; family,. 

Hewitt, Sir Thos., 63. 

Hardy, James, 73. 

Hutton, Gervas, 73. 

Hartley, Edwd., 74. 

Heyford, John de, 94. 

Heriz, Ivo de, 94. 

Harper family, 96; Francis, John,^ 

Hallows, Nath., 101. 

Homfray, Thos., Revell, Ann, 109. 

Hunt of Dalton, Rebecca, 110. 

Hyde, Edwd., Lord Cornbury, 113. 

Huthrede, Lady Avicia, 124. 

Handsworth Grange, 128. 

Haddon Hall, 95, 96, 131. 



Hassler Expedition, 117. 
Hancock, Godfrey, and fam., 141. 
Helmsley, Joseph, 142. 
Hough, Eichd., Robt., 148. 
Harris, Wm., 94. 

Iley, Crest, 30; family, 48; Sir 
Peter, Wm., 51; John, 56. 

de Insula, Walter, Robert, 38, 49, 
61; Sir John, 47. 
Hugh, 41, 47, 49; Nicholas, 47, 
49, 52. 

lUegh, see Ely. 

de file (Insula), Nicholas, 49. 

Ingram family, 94. 

Indians, in West Jersey, 142. 

Jones, Rice, 73. 

Jenkinson, Sir Paul, 94. 

Janney, Able, Eliz., 135; Thos., of 

Penn's Council, 148. 
Johnson, Eliz., 94. 

Kirk Elley, 48. 

Kirkby, John de, 49. 

Nicholas de Hie de, 49. 

Kendall, Chr., Jane, 63; Thos., 112. 

Kitchen, John, 73, 94; Margery, 
Thos., Arthur, James, Francis, 
Ann, Katherine, Eliz., 94. 

Knight Hospitallers, 83, 94. 

Knight Templars, 83. 

Kirkbride, Joseph, Sarah, 135; fam- 
ily, 138. 

Kinsey, John, 142. 

Knowles of Dethick, Ann, 94. 

Laton Pedigree, 29, 38. 
Levenot, The Chancellor, 31, 38. 
I'Isle, Baron of Roguemont, 32; 

Brian, 49; Arms, 39. 
de Lelay, Hugh, Alicia, 41. 
de Luda, Walter, 52. 
Lambert, Thos., 112. 
Leeds, Dan'l., 112. 
Letters from America in 1680 and 

1760, 134, 143. 
Lambert, Thos., John, and fam., 

London Company, 142. 
Lee, Rachel, 148. 
Lanning, Rich., 152. 
Lloyd, David of Penn's Council, 

Lacy, John, Jane, 94. 

Maine, Hely, Count op, 29. 

Hugh, Count of, 34. 
Menne, Nicholas de, 47. 

de Morland, Marg., Hy., Avicia, 50. 

Midhope, Sir Elaie of, 51. 

Meas, Ellen, 53. 

Mary, Queen of Scots, 58, 102. 

Manners, John, of Haddon, 95, 96. 

Milnes, Dorothy, 110. 

Mowat, Rev. , 129 

Montague, Lady, 130. 

Morton, Miss Helen K., 133 ; fam- 
ily, 138. 

Mansfield in W. Jersey, 146. 

Mobray, Roger de, 94. 

Malorey, Sir Stephen de, 94; John, 
94; Sir Thos., 94. 

DE Nevil, Alice, 30, 39; Henry, 39. 
Northumberland, Earl of, 33, 103; 

Countess of, 103. 
Newell, Jane, 53. 
Norris-Elye, L. C. R., 61 ; Rev. Chas. 

J. E., 67; family, 67. 
Newbold family, 96; Godfrey, 142; 

John 142. 
Newbold-Revel, 92, 94. 
North, Miss, 148; Roger of Bubnel, 

94; Marg., 94. 

DE Okeden, Nicholas, Adam, Alex., 

Alicia, 50. 
de Ottelay, Johanna, 52. 
Ouldam, Rich., 53. 
Ogston Hall, 21; ancient rules at, 

Ogston in New Jersey, 110. 
Orgreave Hall, 128. 
Owlerton Manor, 133. 
Olive, Thos., 142. 
O 'Carroll, Ely, 34. 

Pompadour, family of, 29, 37. 

Pyckforthe, Robt., 53. 

Pope, Sir Thos., 54. 

Potts, Rich'd., Anne, Thos., Joan, 
Mary, John, 109; Thos., 112. 
of StancUff Hall, 109; Ann, 112- 
Stacy, 134, 138; family, 138. 
Thos. and family, 141. 

Pownall, R«uben, Mary, 135. 

Penford, John, 142. 

Pettit, Christian, Nath., 149. 

Pontiae and his Indians, 111. 

Penn, Wm., 22. 

Plant of Staffordshire, 94. 

Pegge, StreUy of Beauchief, 94. 

Revell, Hugh, 44, 63, 77, 83, 91, 93, 
94, 100. 
Falque de, 83. 
Henry, 63, 94. 



Lionel, 56, 71, 73, 75, 76, 143, 

Euth (Ely), 56, 71, 73, 75, 76, 

143, 144. 
John, of Shirland, 58, 77; Sir J., 

71, 93, 100, 103, 109; Sir J., 

109, 110, 94. 

Thomas, 62, 69, 94, 100, 141, 146, 
149, 152, 71; Sir T., 71, 109, 

110, 112. 

Edward, 62, 77, 71; Capt., 104, 

111, 109, 94. 
Elizabeth, 69, 109, 110, 94. 
Joshua, 75. 

Sir Richard, 71; Kichd., 100, 94. 

iSir Gregory, 71. 

Rowland, 71, 94. 

Tristram, 71; Col. Tr., 101, 94. 

William, 71; Sir W., 71, 92, 93, 

94; of Mansfield, 110. 
Rev. Robert, 71; Robert, 93, 100, 

101, 94. 
Mary Anne, 94, 95, 111. 
Catherine, 94. 
Simon, 94, 101. 
Francis, 101, 109, 94. 
Samuel, 75, 109. 
Joan, 63, 77, 94. 
Juliana, 109. 
Alice, 109, 110, 94. 
Anne, 109, 110, 112, 94. 
Nathaniel, 110. 
Rebecca, 110. 
Dorothy, 110, 94. 
Mary, 112, 94. 
Hannah, 112. 
Walter, 94. 
Margaret, 94. 
Nicholas, 94. 
Eleanor, 94. 
Isabel, 94. 
Jane, 94. 
Benedicta, 94. 
lieonard, 94. 
Michael, 94. 
Oeorge, 94. 
James, 94. 
Adam, 94. 
Eardley, 94. 
Roger, 94. 
of Ogston, 62. 
of Carnfield, 77. 
of Dauphiny, 83, 91. 
of Chesterfield, 109. 
of Whiston, 110. 
of Newbold-Revel, 92. 
of West Jersey, 110. 

W. Roger, Fleming H., Alex. H,, 
Randall, 119. 
Revell Grange, 71, 93, 101, 103, 107, 
Revell Sutton, Capt., 107. 
Revell Chart, 94; corrections to, 

Richmond, Conan, Earl of, 39 ; Joan 
of, 52; Ely, Fulco, Hugh, Gal- 
fridus, Richard and Norman of, 
Richmond Park, 56, 128. 
Rishton, Edwd., 55. 
Rooa, Marie, 57, 74; of Laxton and 

Hamlake, 57. 
Robinson, Sir Wm. of Newby, 59. 
Ripon, Earl of, 59. 
RoUeston, Francis, 103. 
Ridgeways of Phila., 111. 
Roosevelt, Theo., President, 118. 
Raynor House, 125. 
Read, Rear Admiral John J., 133. 
Rossel, Nath'l, 147. 
Richardson, John, 152. = ^ -x 

Stacye Family Pedigree, A8&7 
History, 138. 
Mahlon and Rebecca, 56, 69, 70, 
73, 112, 127, 129, 134, 135, 141, 
Letters written in 1680, 142; in 

1763, 134. 
Robert, 74, 110, 125, 127, 142, 

Rev. John, 102, 125, 133; Rev. J, 
Evelyn, 131; John de, 124; 
John of Ballifield, 124, 127, 
Alice, 110. 
Joseph, 124. 
Lady Matilda, 124. 
Edward, 124. 
Elizabeth, 126, 127, 135. 
Sir Thomas, 126; Thos., 133. 
Mary, 127, 128, 135. 
Judith, 128. 
Ellen, 128. 
Sarah, 135, 
Ruth, 135. 

of Castle Bytham, 125, 
of Kent, 125. 
of Ballifield, 123. 
St, Lys, (St. Lo.) Rowland, Simon, 
Hugh, Ralph, 32; Sir Wm., 58. 
Sheffield Family, 39; Rodolph de, 

Shelton, Ralph, 41 ; Nicholas, Alice, 

Sir John, Catherine, 52. 
Senior, Mary, 57, 74, 77, 147, 148; 
Alice, 74; Anthony, 77, 



Strelley of Beauchief Abbey, 58, 99, 

Shrewsbury, Qeorge, Earl of, 58, 

]02, 103. 
Stansfield, Rev. Ely, Joshua, George, 

Ely, 59, 70; John, James, 70. 
Sykes, Mrs., of Nottingham, 60. 
Sedgewick, Rev. Thos., 62; Eliz., 62. 
Stevenson, Richd., Eliz., 63. 
Stretton family, 96. 
Sacheverell family, 96; of Ible, 99. 
Sutton, Frances, 103. 
Swan Hotel, Mansfield, 107. 
Stockton family, 114. 
Synderhill, John of, 124. 
Simpson, Wm., 125. 
Society of Friends, Meeting Hse., 

128, 146, 147; Registers, 75. 
Scott-Gatty, Sir H., 132. 
South Kensington Museum, 133. 
Sellers family, 138. 
Scattergood family, 138. 
Ship '' Shield" of Hull, 141, 
Scott, Benj., 142; Sir Walter, 68. 
Saltertugas, 145. 
Snowden, Chr., 150, 152. 
Sitwell, George, of Renishaw, 94; 

Mary, 94. 
Sprat of London, 94. 

ToDENi, Ralph, Berenger, 33, 48, 49 ; 

Robert, 48. 
Tallyrand-Perigord, 37. 
Thornhill, Sir Brian, 51 ; Nicholas, 

John, Dorothy, Bache, Hy., 

Thos., Hannah, Eliz., Anne, 59. 
Towne, Richd., 62. 
Twisle, Hugh, Eliz., 63. 

Trubeshaw, , Alice, 63. 

Thorpe Hall, 63. 

Temple Church, London, 92. 

Turbutt, Richard, 94, 95; Wm. 

Gladwyn, 94; Francis, 95; 

John, Mary, 94; Gladwyn M. 

R., 112, 94. 
Trenton, First settlement, 142. 

UCHTBED, Earl, 32-33, 38. 

Helias, son of, 34. 

Dolphin son of, 50. 
Utterby Manor, 61. 
Unstone Hall, 96. 

Vesey family, 32; Sara, John, 62. 
Pedigree, 63; Thos., Eliz., 72; 
Agnes de, 124. 
Vernon, pedigree, 126; of Haddon, 

Wakebridgb family, 29. 

Waterperie Church, 30. 

West Elley, 48. 

Walwyn, Sir Ely, John, Philip^ 

Thos., Richd., 51. 
Webster, Wm., Eliz., 62; Frances, 

62; Aid., Frances, 109. 
White, Eustace, Katherine, 62; Jo- 
seph, 111, 112; Benj,, 112; 

family, 114; Samuel S., Dr. J. 

Wm., Dr. James W., Wm, Roee, 

Mary Stockton, 114. 
Watkinson, Rev. Godfrey, 70. 
Wingerworth Hall, 92. 
Woodyeare, Wm., John, 95, 94. 
Woolhouse family, 96. 
Wentworth of Wentworth, 103. 
Willoughby, Arms of, 106; Isabel, 

Thos., 94. 
Webb, John, 109. 
Whittington, family, 132. 
Westgate House, 133. 
Wright, Joshua, Rebecca, 135. 
Wood, John, and family, 141. 
Wills, Danl., 142. 
Willhouse, Geo., 150. 
Wappenbury, Thos. de., Alice, 94. 
Westminster, 94. 
Whitney, Roger de, 94. 
Wilmot, Sir Nicholas, 94; Robt., 

Ann, 94. 

Yeatman, J. Pym, 31. 
Ylee, Sire John de, 47. 
Yles of Scotland, Arms, 52. 
Yorkshire Company, 142. 



Ely Genealogy. 

American Descendants with Surname of Ely. 

Allison, 170, 207, 208, 267, 268; 
Hon., 208, 209. 

Anne, 162, 172; Eliza, 236, 259, 
(Mount) 264, 265, (Chamber- 
lain) 265, 266, (Story) 267, 
274; W., 286, (Nickelson) 297, 
330; Eebecca, 332; Hunt, 333, 
(Spencer) 340, (Livezey) 352, 
(N.) 368, 371, Chamberlain) 
207, Maria (Garrison) 208, 
(Spencer) 212, 214, (Jones) 
216, 217, Percy (Lemon) 217, 

Aaron, 180, 206, 219, 245, 286, 305. 

Amasa 180, 248, 312, 313, 314. 

Amos, 180, 213, 217, 326, 242, 243, 
297, 300, 317, 370, 371, 384. 

Abner, 177, 236, 237. 

Anna, 241, 243, 295; S., 300; 
Louisa, 304; M., 311, (Simon) 
314, 316; W., 352, 353; Magill, 
366; M., 372, 383, 384; F., 399. 

Amy, (W.) 247; Dawes, 305; Ann 
(Briggs), 305; Carter, 307, 
309; W., 311, 369; Anna, 382. 

Alada (Brittain), 248, 305, 306, 314. 

Albert, S., 300; K., 315, 325, 371; 
S., 372; Jackson, 381; K., 382. 

Adele Caroline, 304. 

A. Newton, 305. 

Adriana, 322; G., 323. 

Arwilda, 323. 

Alta, 324. 

Alfred, 221, 236, 28,8 300, 305; T., 
358, 369; J., 372. 

Adelbert, 261. 

Adelaide, Applegate, 265. 

Abijah, 265. 

Achsah (Mount) 207, 265, (Pan- 
coast) 208, 267, 269; M., 287, 
332; Mount, 332, 333; M., 335; 
May, 335; E., 336; A., 338; 
M., 338. 

AdeUne, 266, 332; Walling, 335, 

Abegail 268, (Edwards) 209, 
(Pugh) 213, (Marshall) 302. 

Arthur H., 273; E., 327. 

Abraham, 274. 

Amanda, 236, 366. 

Alexander, 295, 366. 

Asher, 182, 204, 215, 243, 250, 258, 
259, 260, 275, 300, 315, 316, 
319, 322; B., 323; M., 323, 324, 

326; C, 326; Bay, 326, 327; of 

Elysville, 341, 383. 
Allen, 243 ; P., 302 ; J., 336. 
Amelia, 252; C, 274; S., 374. 
Andrew Jackson, 255, 315, 381, 393. 
Alice, 213, 258; Maud, 275; K., 311, 

318, 323; R. Francis, 340; V., 

371; K., 377; May, 387. 
Ada, 259; E., 387. 
Agnes (Herrin), 325. 
Addie Eue, 334. 
Agatha E. Bell, 349. 

Benjamin, 219, 244; L., 371; A., 

Britton, 245, 305. 
Berenice, 259. 
Beulah (Gould), 206, 263. 
Belinda, 265. 
Betsy Ann, 274. 
Bertha Estelle, 304, 325. 
Bessie M., 323. 

Cynthia, (Morton) 177, 237, 238, 
239, (Fell) 218, 286, (Morton) 

Cyrus, 243, 247, 369. 

Clinton, 244, 258, 318, 385. 

Cornelius, 202, 255, 256. 

Cora, A., 323, 383. 

Charlotte, Rose, 341; Olden, 354; 
Rose, 394. 

Claxton, 351. 

Caroline N., 353, (Holcombe) 373; 
Gertrude, 374. 

Charles, 221, 236, 241, 257 ; Benning- 
ton, 288; Henry, 294, 295 ; Wil- 
lis, 295, 302, 324; S., 330; H., 
332; Henry, 333; Wesley, 341; 
James, 353 ; Bennington, 354 ; 
B., 354, 367, 371; Ray, 371; 
B., 372; F., 373; F., 383; S., 

Clayton, P., 245. 

Catherine, 203, 257, (Smarthouse) 
210, (Campbell) 260, 261, 
(Olden) 288, (Reed) 317, 
(Campbell) 322, 323, 324, 326, 
327; Eliza, 332; Louisa, 333, 
335, 337, (Belville) 339, 340; 
Hulse, 356; S., 362; B., 383, 

Caleb, 204, 257; Jr., 258, 261. 



Charity, 258, 323. 

Columbus, 258. 

Clara, (Atkinson) 313. 

Carl, 319. 

Cassius M., 323, 325. 

Calvin W., 383. 

Deborah, 208, (Whitson) 242, 243, 
(Moore) 251, (Whitson) 297, 
300, 301, 316. 

Daniel, 250, 318; Brittain, 306, 307; 
S., 330; Holmes, 334; J., 337, 
338 381 

David, 254; B., 213; Gould, 262, 
263, 317; M., 338; K., 382; 
Waldon, 393. 

Dw-ight, 324. 

Dena Mae, 332. 

Dorothy, 399, 404. 

EUzabeth, 153, 156, 160, 161, 169, 
173, (Bell) 177, 178, 181, 182, 
(Blackfan) 173, (Hughes) 166, 
181, 236, 237, 238, 241, 242, 
248, (Brittain) 248, 253, (Wil- 
son), 183, 207, 208, 253, 257, 265, 
267, (Mount) 269; L., 273, 274, 
(Towson) 215, 216, 218, 219, 
220, 275, 283; Carver, 289, 294, 
298, (Brinton) 301, (Van Mar- 
ter) 303, (Brittain) 312, 313, 
(Cade) 312, 313, (Pownall) 
315, (Kipel) 315, 317, (Folck) 
322; J., 335; A., 336, (Tow- 
son 341, (Antoinette) 349; C. 
(Slack) 370, 373 ; Brinton, 373, 
(Van Marter) 375; F., 379, 
381, 383, (Kipel) 382, 385, 
(Folck) 387, 388, 389, (Baird) 
209, 210, 211, 212; A. (Bur- 
nett), 213. 

Eleanor, (Holcomb) 243, 250, (Hol- 
comb) 300, 315, 316; E., 325, 

Eliza, 243, (F.) 245, 251, (F.) 252, 
(Wall) 311, (Gill) 381; A. 
(Rawson) 490; Jane, 213. 

Edwin S., 243. 

Emily S., 244, 323; E., 327. 

Esther, 213, 244, 257, 258, (B.) 260; 
L., 325; B., 326. 

Elihu, 252. 

Emma, 247, 333; L., 335; Frances, 
366; C, 371; Jane (Hart- 
pence) 375, 382. 

Emeline, 213, (Magill) 309. 

Edgar, 211; C, 311. 

Edwin, 317; D,, 326; H., 334. 

Ellsworth, 325. 

Eunice, 326. 

Elmer, 327. 

Eberle Ross, 341. 

Elsie May, 389. 

Evelyn M., 393. 

Edward, 219; W,, 248; Jr., 248, 

258, 286, 294; Dr., Am. Consul 

Bombay, 294; N., 297, 323, 251, 

352; D., 399. 
Elwood, 248, 305, 314; B., 369. 
Ellen, (Solomon) 264, 318. 
Elijah, 265. 

Eugenia Elizabeth, 276. 
Ernest Sykes, 283. 
Elliot C, 324. 
Elva, 324; E., 384. 
Edith, 325. 
Euphemia, 252. 
EUis, 253. 
EUas, 220, 254, 274, 286, 287, 297, 

352, 353. 
Ebenezer Gould, 263. 
Eugene, 302, 325; C, 334, 370. 
Ella Van Marter, 303; L., 325. 
Elma Penn Briggs, 306; May, 369; 

Dawes, 369. 
Ezekiel, 210. 
Enherto, 211. 

Frances, 211, (Venables) 170, 171: 

E., 385. 
Frank Hall, 246, 253, 263, 302; 

D., 326, 327; W., 355; B., 372; 

David, U. S. A., 390-2. 
Fanny, 247, 253, 255; Paxson, 313; 

C, 370. 
Foster, 258. 
Francenia, 287. 
Franklin, 297, 362. 
Florence, 299; M., 327; M., 370, 

324; E., 341; K., 355. 
Francis, Edward, 304; W., 366. 
Flora A., 313. 
Francisco, 323. 
Frederick W., 377. 

George, 153, 154, 157, 158, 159, 160, 
181, 202; Col., 168, 170, 179, 
180, 203, 204; of Hlinois, 209; 
Col., 209, 210, 211; Rev., 211, 
212, 219; Col., 241, 243, 244, 
245, 246, 247, 248; Col., 256, 
257, 258, 259; M., 259, 160; 
263, 267, 268; W., 269; 
B., 269; Col., Geo. B., 272, 
273, 274; Rev., 274; served in 
battle of North Point, 274, 286, 



297; Capt. Geo. W.. 298, 299. 
301, 302, 303; Lefler, 306; H., 
310, 319, 320, 322; W., 322; A., 
325, 336, 337, 338; K«v., 339; 
Kev. G€o. Welle. 340; Jr., 340; 
Fletcher 341, 352 ; Walter, 355 ; 
E.. 367; C. 369, 371; F., 372, 
375; H., 376. 385-389; Masters, 
387; ElliBon. 390. 

Gervas, 244, 302, 373; Bernard, 374. 

Gilbert Webb, 245, 303, C. 387. 

Giles, 256. 

Grace, (Holman) 206, 265, (Havi- 
land) 317; Holman, 356; Mar- 
guerite, 393. 

Gershom Morton, 294. 

Gulielma Penn, (Briggs) 305. 

Glenn M., 324. 

Hush, 153, 154, 161, 182, 183, 212; 
Jr., 162, 171, 172. 173; Gen- 
eral, 215, 218, 220, 221; B., 
221; Jr., 245, 253, 254; L., 
275; Jr., 279; General, 277, 
286; Blackfan, 287, 288, 351; 
B., 353, 354; B., 355, 356; 
Blackfan, 356. 

Hannah, 177, 181, 183, (Hammel) 
208, (Clayton) 209, (Warner) 
212, (Way) 213, (Austin) 
217, 218, (Wilson) 245, (John- 
son) 246, 247, 249, 253, (G) 
255, 269, (Warner) 274, (Aus- 
tin) 283, 284; Mercy, 295; C, 
303; Elizabeth, 306, (Johnson) 
307, 309, 318; A., 322, (Trip) 
326; G.. 326, 371, (Terry) 371, 
Michener) 377; A., 388. 

Helen, Corson, 238; May, 327, 332, 
333; A., 336; H., 370, 376, 393, 
394; Conover, 393. 

Henry, C, 221; 244; P., M.D., 251, 
255, 263; Douglass, 266; P., 
301; Clay, 322; W., 326; Jr., 
326; Douglass, 344; D., 335; 
J., 336; Jamieson, 367; P., 
373; P., 382; E., 384. 

Hiram, 245, 305, 369. 

Horace, 248; T., 310, 313. 

Holcombe, 182, 251, 316, 384, 

Henrietta, 309, 369. 

Howard, 253, 299, 301, 324, 326; 
T., 334, 384. 

Harrison, 256. 

Hetty, 256. 

Harriet, 257, 294; Smith, 313, 318; 
E., 326; A., 336; M., 371; 
Holcombe, 373. 

Horatio S., 266, 331; 8., 332, 393. 
Holmes, Davis, 289, 357, 358; Jr., 

Hueston T., 298, 299. 
Harriette Louise, (O 'Fallon) 307. 
Harry W., 324; Newton, 369; G., 

370, 385. 
Harold P., 326; C, 334. 
Hulda H., 334. 393. 
Harvey T., 371, 372. 
Harrison W., 389. 
Hester, 204. 

Isaac, 170, 206, 207, 209, 217; W., 
245, 247, 251; W., 252; Wilson, 
253. 258, 259, 310, 375-7. 

Isaiah, 216, 238. 

Irmes, 263. 

Ida A., 325; May, 367; M., 370; 
Mav, 404. 

Israel, 352. 

lona, 385. 

Joshua, Jr., 153; 154, 155, 164, 
160, 161, 177, 178, 180, 181, 
182, 207, 208, 209, 174, 170, 

236, 237, 238; G., 237, 265, 
266, 267, 276, 293; Corson, 304, 
310, 316, 375; Jr., 375. 

John, will of, 160, 161, 153, 154, 
166, 169, 170, 171, 173, 181, 
182, 183, 202, 203, 206, 207; 
J., 207, 209, 210, 213; W., 
213, 215, 217, 218; C, 236, 
248; B., 248, 249, 250; H., 
250, of Solebury, 251, 252, 253, 
255, 257, 260, 262, 263; J., 
265; Woodhall, 266, 269, 275; 
Thomas, 275, 283, 284; Gen- 
eral, 285; Dawes, 305; H., 311; 
B., 314; Holcombe, 315, 317, 
323; M., 324; J., 330, 331. 332; 
Woodhall, 333; M., 334; Long- 
streth, 335; J., 336, 337; Ben- 
jamin, 341; General, 344; Rev., 
John Hugh, 348; Maj. -General, 
349, 350; S., 351; N., 358; C, 
370; L., 371; Holcombe, 373; 
H., 376, 379, 381, 382, 383, 385, 
389; A., 389; S., 393; Rev. 
John Hugh, 396-8; Stanton, 
398, 399; of U. S. Engr's., 399; 
H., 403-4; Wilson, 404; Genl., 

Joseph, 160, 168, 170, 172, 173, 
180, 202, 204, 206, 207, 209, 
215, 216, 217, 221; Moore, 

237, 241; B., 248, 156, 258, 
260, 265; J., 265, 266, 267; 



Story, 267; Olden, 288; Moore, 
294, 295-299; S., 300, 317, 318, 
322; W., 323; T., 325; Addi- 
son, 330, 332; S., 336; W., 
338; Moore. 362, 368; S., 370; 
Addison, 392, 393; J.. 392. 

Jonathan, 177, 213. 238, 283; State 
Senator, 294, 299. 

Jefferson, 243. 

Jacob, 216; Wilson, 245, 252, 258, 
274, 283. 318. 

Josephine, 245, 252; M., 276; M., 

Jared, 252. 

Joanna, (Campbell) 256, 258, 318. 

Jane, 159, 155, 157, 164, 167, 180, 
237, 241, 242; S., 245, 258, 269; 
Paison, 312; C, 331; Eliza, 
332; EUen, (Van Pelt) 370. 

Jesse, 173, 210, 220, 251, 287, 288, 
316; Jr., 316; N., 358; N., 382. 

Jemima, (Hont) 170, 171, (Lee) 
206, 209, (Hunt) 211, (Lee) 
263, 264, (Hunt) 274. 

James, 210, 211, 218; Lewis, 236 
H., 246, 255, 258, 269, 270, 274 
Dr. James Sykes, 283; H., 295 
H., 309; A., 338; K., 354 
Kirk, 354. 

Julia Ann, 243, 244. 

Jeanette, 257. 

Jonas. 300. 

Jeremiah, 301. 

Jerome R., 323. 

Juliet Ann, 341. 

Judith Rose, 341. 

J. Moore, 362. 

Jefferson, 381. 

Janney, Dawes, 383; Jr., 383. 

Josiah Dawes, 383. 

Justin H., 384. 

J. Delaney, 385. 

Judith, (Rose) 394. 

Keziah, 247, (StackhouBe), 382. 
Katherine, 253. 
Kate Amelia, 338. 

Letitia, 218. 239. 242; Kirk, 355. 

Laura Virginia, 283, 311. 

Lucretia, 244, 319. 

Lueilla, 246. 

Louisa, 251, 258, (Cottrell) 265, 

Lydia. 207. 252; D. H., 221; M., 

263, (Brewer) 264; Morris) 

264; D., (Hulse) 288; M., 370; 

Helen ("Wilson) 404. 

Lavinia, 252; Applegate, 265; S., 

286, 351. 
Lovira, 263. 
Lucinda, 213, 296, 367. 
Luella. 387. 

Louis S., 300; B., 326, 372. 

Louisiana, 301. , 

Lindley, 302. 

Lizzie 'C, 309; D., 371. 

Lemuel S., 314. 

Lucille R., 316, 384. 

Lotta, 318. 

R«v. Levi, 318, 319. 

Libie, 319, 325. 

Lafayette Gilbert, 322, 385-7. 

Lucy E., 323; R., 324. 

Leroy B., 327. 

Lniian 8., 358. 

Laura, 376: W., 377, 387. 

Leslie R., 382. 

Lulu Lawrence, 390. 

Lewis, 213. 

Maby. 168, 163, 182, (Hewson) 171, 
170, (Prout) 168, 202, 203, 206, 
(Hutchinson) 207, (Perrine) 
209, (Mount) 210, 211, (Em- 
erson) 211,212, (Lancaster) 213, 
(Litten) 215, (Hamilton) 215, 
(Jones) 218; Ann, 236; Jane, 
243; S., 245; EUza, 245, (Hall) 
246, 247; Anna, 247, 249. CSim- 
cock) 249, 251, 253, 256, 258, 
263, (English) 264, 265; Ann, 
267, (Mount) 268; Ann, 269; 
B., 273, (Emerson) 274; Ann, 
274, (Hamilton) 275: Eliza- 
beth, 275, (Littin) 275, 276; 
Jane, 276; Sykes, 283; Anna, 

287, 290, (Whitson) 295-299; 
Ann, 295, 297; Emma, 299. 300, 
301; H., 302; Emma, 305; 
Dawes, 306. (Magill) 310; 
Jane, 311; Elizabeth, 312; G., 
313; J., 319; E., 323, (Mason) 
323; C, 324; Ann, 324: Fern, 
327; H., 332, 334. (Taylor) 
334: L.. 336; A.. 336; M.,'337; 
A. R., 338; M., 338, H., 340; 
Frances, 341 ; E., 341 ; Jane. 341, 
342; W., 344, (Delano) 348; W., 
352; Anna, 353, (Kirk) 354; 
Davis, 356 ; E., 369 ; Annie. 370, 
372. 373, (Magill) 375-7, Doro- 
thea, 376, 381; Emma. 383; 
Eliz., 383; M.. 383. (Mason) 
389; Anna, (Shaner) 384, (De- 
lano) 395, 39S: D. (Stanton) 



398; C, (Knight) 398; Comly, 

Mark, 180, 246, 307, 309, 311, 312, 

Mathiasj 180, 247; Cowell, 315; C, 

May, 297. 

Martha 172, (Preston) 216, 217, 
237, (Paxson, 246, (Williams) 
256, (Preston) 283; C, 311; 
A., 323, (Borden) 324; E., 325; 
Ann, (Stout) 362, 375; C, 377. 

Myra, 302. 

Moses, 236; Knight, 399. 

Mildred Ernestine, 283 ; Briggs, 307. 

Malvina, 303. 

Matilda, 244, (Norris) 264, 301. 

Mercy, 209; P., 244, 247, 297, 302; 
P., 312. 

Mabel, 247, 324, 371, 385, 387. 

Margaret, (Richards) 182, 211; 
Ann (Lee), 213, (Harriman) 
217, (Richards) 252, 253; Wil- 
son, 287, 316, 319; Wilson, 352; 
W., 353, 382, 385, (Duncan) 
392, D. 393. 

Morris H., 253. 

Mount, 264. 

Maria, 210, (Vedder) 211, (Hoff- 
mire, 269, 270, 275, 297. 

Mahlon, 215; Spencer, 274, 275, 276, 
301; L., 340, 341; S., 394. 

Marietta, (McLaughlin) 215; De- 
borah, 279, 282. 

Marmaduke Watson, 306. 

Maud, 323. 

Marion, 325. 

Mahala, (Masters) 327. 

Madelin, 335. 

Matthew M., 338. 

Maggie May, 338. 

Mariana E., 358. 

M. Florence, 377. 

Minnie W., 383. 

Marjory, 387. 

Merab, 182. 

Marie, (Hofmire) 210. 

Nathan, 237, 293, 294, 362. 
Nellie, 324. 

Nancy, 204, (Davis) 206, (Mount) 
206, 208; Edith Stanton, 398. 

Obadiah, 241, 257; StiUwell, 261, 

Oliver, 298, 299, 301; P., 302, 370. 
OUn. 337. 

Phoebe, (Allison) 170, 206, 207, 
208, 209, (Coombs) 210, (Cross- 
man) 212, (Henry) 217, (AlU- 
son) 260, (Day) 264, 265, 
(Coombs) 268, (Smith) 297, 
300, 322; A., 324, (Coomb) 
336; A., 369, (Cadwallader) 
370, 371. 

Priscilla, 211, 213, 216; Hall, 246. 

Paxson, 247. 

Preston J., 248. 

Phineas, 182, 251, 252, 317, 316. 

Pamelia, 251. 

Pierson, 294. 

Patience, 219. 

Rebecca, 160, 168, 171, 183, 
207, 209, (Chamberlain) 210, 
(Wells) 211, 217, (Wilson) 
218, (Sheed) 219, 246, (Smith) 
252, (Schenck) 265, (Mount) 
266, 268, 269, (Wilson) 285, 
(Sheed) 286, (Smith) 304, 
Poulson, 305, 310, (Pickering) 
316, 317, 323; C, 334; G., 337, 
340, (Winder) 344, (Wilson) 
345, 349, (Winder) 350, 
(Smith) 369; C, 382; R. 
(Winder) 398. 

Rachel, 215, 217, (Lee) 153, 172, 
(Wilson) 218, (Carver) 220, 
(Lee) 237, 246, (Hambleton) 
246, 247, 285, (Carver) 287, 
288, (White) 294, (Sands) 295, 
307; Anna, 311; H., 312, 356, 
(White, 362; E., 363, (Kent) 
366, (Sands) 367; W., (Bald- 
erston) 370; W., 371; B. 
(Slack) 371, (Hambleton) 381. 

Rosa W., 275; Anna 383. 

Ruth, 153, 172, 216, (Paxson) 220; 
E., 236, (Hall) 246, (Paxson) 
286; Anna, 287; Randolph, 307 ; 
Ann, 317; L., 335; Anna, 352. 

Richard, 170, 206,, 263, 264, 265; 
removed to New York State, 
207, 209; Elias, 286, 287; Cor- 
son, 294, 317. 

Robert, 244, 257, 260, 301; G., 313, 
317; A., 323; E., 327; Belville, 
of U. S. N., 339, 340, 373; Ar- 
thur, 374, 380; Dr., 385. 

Ralph C, 256. 

Rilla, 257. 

Rhoda, 209, 269; A., 324, (Maaon) 

Ramsey, C, 313. 

Reuben Pownall, 315, 379, 380, 381. 



Eidgway, 316, 384. 
Ro8s, 324. 

Sabah, (Magill) 179, 180, (Griffith) 
177, 153, 159, 166, 171, 172, 
180, (Simcock) 181, 182, 183, 
198, (Coryell) 202, 206, (Per- 
rine) 206, 208, (Johnson) 209, 
211, (Lowther) 212; Ann, 
213, (Balderston) 215, (Wa- 
ters) 216, (Rogers) 217, 219, 
Ann (Paxson) 219; M., (Wil- 
son) 220, (Olden) 221, (Grif- 
fith, 236, 237, (Griffith) 237, 
285, (Shaw) 285; Ann Pax- 
son, 286; M., (Wilson) 287; 
M., (Olden) 287; Yardley, 
289, (Griffiths) 293; Ann, 294, 
(Pierson) 294; Jane, 296, (Ma- 
gill) 295, (Smith) 301, 302, 
(Marshall) 302; D., (Corson) 
303; Ann, 309; Ellen, 310, 316, 
(Campbell) 318; Jane 322; 
Matilda, 330; Wilson, 348; W., 
351; Ann, (Paxson) 351, 352; 
M., (Wilson) 352, 353; M., 
(Olden) 353, 354; Yardley, 
358, 359; Ann, 363; B., 371; 
Ann (Cadwallader) 372; Mar- 
shall, 374; W., 380-1; Ann, 
381; G., 382; Jane, 389; F. R., 
393, (Dawes) 383; Eliz., 
(Grubham), 383; S., (Masters) 
387; F., (Legoine) 393. 

Stephen, 171, 253, 296. 

Seneca, 218, 238, 285; Wilson, 285, 
294; W., 345; W., 348; W., 
349; W., 395. 

Seth 243, 300, 370. 

Smith, 244, 302, 303; M., 337. 

Sidney, P., 246. 

Samuel, 182, 204, 206, 218 ; B., 249, 
252, 257, 258, 261, 264, 265, 
284, 285, 300; B., 314, 317, 
326; H., 327; Septimus, 341, 
345, 349; Lawrence, 351; Soli- 
day, 367, 372; R., 393; L., 398; 
L., 398, 399. 

Susanna, (Farley) 203, 256, 297, 

Susan, 257, 258, 298, (Twining) 
299, (Struble) 322; B., 323, 
(Carr) 325; Delano, 348, 395. 

Simeon, 258. 

Shipman, 258. 

Sally, 313 ; C, 370. 

Stanton N., 324. 

SteUa, 324. 

Santha S., 325. 
Sherman, 325. 
Sabina, 216, 325. 
Saxon, 211. 

Thomas, 171, 172, 212, 213, 215, 
217, 218, 241, 243; B., 247, 251, 
264; Dr. Thos. Cox, 266, 274; 

J., 276; Hulse, 289, 300, 301; Dr. 
Thos. Cox, 334, 335; Cox, 335; 
Seneca, 351; E., 371; Newlin, 
371, 372, 373. 

Timothy, 244, 300, 303; B., 371. 

Townsend Hall, 246. 

Theodore, 248, 313. 

Theresa L., (Herbert) 356. 

T. Franklin, 370. 

Tamer E., (Snyder) 389. 

Thalia, (Benson) 385. 

Tacy, 241, 296. 

VIEGINIA, 253; C, 393. 

Van Marter, 303, 375. 

Viola, 316. 

Verna, 324. 

Velna, 324. 

Violetta, (Duer) 380. 

William, 154, 161; L., 163, 173 
180, 170, 171, 206, 207, 209 
210, 211, 213, 215, 216, 218 
244, 245; Carver, 221; B. 
248; L., 250, 252, Coryell 
255, 256, 258; C, 258, 260 
255, 256, 258, (C.) 258, 260 
263; Mount, 266; Mount, 268 
Dr., 269, 274; H., 275; Tow 
son, 275, 276, 283; Brown, 283 
286; Douglass, 286; Penn, 288 
Carver, 288; Carver, Jr., 289 
Dr. Wm. Elwood, 304; M., 310 
B., 312; Lee. 315; KL. 317; H. 
317, 318, 323, 325; M., 327 
330; C, 330; L, 332; C, 335; 
Henry, 336; M., 336; R., 336 
337; T., 338; S., 338; Tow 
son, 341; R., 341; Clayton, 341 
351, 352; P., 354; K.; 355; P. 
355; P.,. 358; S., 371; M., 375 
6; Newbold, 353, 399, Jr., 399 

Whitson, 243, 251, 311. 

Watson, 243, 247, 

Wesley, 258. 

Wendell Holmes, 283. 

Walter B., 301, 372. 

Warren S., 311, 377. 



Wellington, 319. 
Wilnetta, 319. 
Wilba A., 323. 
Wallace Trego, 367. 

Wilton, 376. 
Wilson C, 404. 
Winfield S., 252, 324. 
Worthington, 216. 

Ely Genealogy. 

American Descendants of Joshua Ely with Surnames Other Than Ely 
Miscellaneous Places and Events. 

Abbot, John S., 310. 
Abrahams, Dr. Jas. L., 332. 
Adams, John, 265. 

Mary, 244. 
Addis, Thomas, 253. 
"Adventure" sloop, 167. 
Alcott, Rebecca, 30J. 
Alexander, James, Surveyor-Gen- 
eral, 156, 185. 
Allegheny City, Pa., 252. 
Allen, Martha, 243. 

Phoebe, 246. 

Wm. N., 253; Wm., 205. 

Reba, 336. 

Chas. and Mary (Winter), 336. 
Allion, Benjamin, 327. 

Wilmer E., 327. 
Allison, Phosbe, 161, 169. 

William, 276. 
Altemus, James C, 370. 
Altman, Grace M., 328. 

Rev. Samuel, 328. 
Amerman, Mrs. James L., of Bloom- 
field, N. J., 339. 

Rev. Dr. James, Missionary in 
Japan, 340. 

Eleanor, wife of Wm. P. Sutphen, 
Mayor of Bloomfield, N. J., 

Bessie, 340. 

Donald, 340. 
Amsbaugh, Rosella J., 387. 
Anderson, Josiah, 169. 

Sarah, 169. 

John P., 267. 

Superintendent J. A., 358. 

Eleanor W., of Trenton, N. J., 

Eliakim, 157, 160, 168, 169. 

Enoch, 168. 

Rebecca, 159, 160, 168. 

Catharine, 168. 

Joseph (bom in N. J., era of 
Revolution), marries (about 
1799), removes to Falls Tvrp., 
Bucks Co., dies intestate, leav- 
ing a widow (Sarah Norton), 

Josiah and Sarah (Anderson), 

Joseph and Sarah (Norton), 
children of, 262. 

John, 262. 

Lydia Ann (1801-1901), 262. 

Charles, 262. 

Joshua N., 262. 

Wm. N., 262. 

Mary, 262. 

Henrietta, and niece, Mary Par- 
sons, 262. 

Josiah, 262. 

Sarah, 262. 

Hannah N., 262. 

Henrietta, 262. 

General, 281. 

Ely, Rebeccca (Ely), Eliakim, 
Achsah (Van Dycke), Rebecca 
(Roberts), Catherine, Capt. 
Geo., 204. 

James, Theresa (Allen), Eleanor, 
Matilda, Sarah, Aaron, Mary 
(Evans), Mary, Nathan, Ann, 
Josiah, Jeremiah, Geo. Joseph, 
Sarah (Norton), Eliz., Joshua, 
Achsah, Samuel, Catherine, 
Dagworthy, Rebecca, 205. 
Anthony, Adam, 240. 
Antietam, Battle of, 271, 272. 
Applegate, Wm., 308. 

Hannah A., 332. 

Disbrow, 383. 

Albert Ely, 383. 

Sarah Adeline, 383. 



Mary Dawes, 383. 

Abigail, 392. 
Arend, Albert C, 302. 
Armitage, Mary, 176. 
Ashley, Henry Woodruff, 382. 
Asaanpink, Farm, Hunterdon Co., 
N. J., 169. 

Kiver,. Mouth of, 155, 162. 
Atkinaon, Philip, 168. 

Sarah (Coryell), 168. 

Clara M., 248. 

, of Trenton, N. J., 313. 

Sarah (C), 202; Philip, 202; 
David, 212. 
Austin, Hannah, 173. 

Eobt., Hannah, Jeanette H., 217. 
Axtell, Daniel, 260. 

Asher E., 260. 

Mary J., 260. 

Catharine S., 260. 

Frances E., 325. 
Aydelott, Eliz. Dagworthy, 191, 199. 
Abercrombie, Genl., 194. 

Babcock, Eliza, 297. 
Baird, Sarah (1851), 330. 
Captain David, 171. 
John, 170, 171. 
John, David, Sarah (Compton), 

209; Capt. David, Eliz., 209; 

Capt. David, 211; Eebecca Ely, 

Sarah, Mary, John, Jacob, 212. 
Bailey, Major Chancellor, of Chan- 

cellorsville, Va., 312. 
Baker, Frances Dana, author and 
lecturer, 374. 
Phcebe, wife (1st) of Alexander 

Hamilton, 288. 
Sarah, wife of Stephen Wilson, 

Clara, 235. 
Henry, 285. 
George C, 236. 
Balderston, Isaiah (husband of 

Martha Ely), 172. 
Jonathan, 166. 

Sarah (wife of Hugh Ely), 172. 
Kachel W., 300. 
Timothy and Sarah, 296, 300. 
David, 298. 
Isaiah, 297. 
Lydia, 297. 
David, 241, 296. 
Joseph, of Solebury, 296, 367. 
David and Tacy (Ely), 367. 
Jos. and Keziah (Van Fossen), 

children of, 367. 
Lydia A., 367. 

Wilmina, 367. 

Elizabeth, 367. 

Evangeline, 367. 

Henrietta, 367. 

Joseph W., 367. 

Tacy Jane, 367. 

David, 368. 

and Anna (Moore), children 

of, 368. 

and Tacy (Ely), 368. 

Theodore, D.D.S., 368. 

Walter, 368. 

Elizabeth, 368. 

David Newlin, 368. 

Isaiah, 217. 
Bainbridge, Commodore, Miss B., 

Baltimore, Md., 274. 

Lord, 185. 

Catonsville and EUicott's Mills 
R. R., 278. 
Bampton, Mary, 267. 

Theodosia, 267. 
Bankers' Monthly, of Chicago, 307. 
Barritt, Chas. H., of Phila., 379. 
Banns of Matrimony (Geo. Ely and 
Jane Petit), attested and wit- 
nessed, 156, 157. 
Barnes, Elisha, 213. 
Batavia, Ohio, 268. 
Battye, Jas. H., 365. 
Beaufort, So. Carolina, 374. 
Bemis, Dr. E. D., Newark, N. J., 

Bell, Elizabeth, 159, 164. 

Henry, 164; Will of, 164. 

William, 156, 164. 

Eleanor Gibson, 164. 

Elizabeth Ely, 159, 164. 

Hannah, 164. 

Sarah, 164. 

Agatha Eustice, 348. 

Chas., of Fanquier Co., Va., 348. 

Agatha Eustice, 2nd wife of Sen- 
eca Wilson Ely, 285. 

Abegail, 191. 
Bergen, Hannah, 404. 

Judge, of Dutch Neck, Mercer 
Co., Pa., 404. 
Belvidere, Delaware and Fleming- 
ton K. R., 357. 
Belville, Catharine, 274, 339. 

Rev. Robert, 274, 339. 
Bennett, Rachel T., 295. 
Bennett, Nancy, 249. 
Benson, Thalia, 317. 
Betts, Cyrus, 240. 
Betts, Oliver, 240. 



Capt., Eich'd, of Long Island, 

Ellen, 240. 
Franklin, 240. 
Martha, 240. 
Oliver, 240. 
Thomas, 240. 
David, of Solebury, 296. 
David, 296. 
David and Tracy (Ely), children 

of, 296. 
Joseph, 296. 
Timothy, 296. 
Homestead, 232. 
Isaac and Tamar, 240. 
Letitia, 378. 
Stephen and Hannah (Blaekfan), 

of Solebury, 378. 
Sarah Ann, 247. 
Letitia. 315. 
Bettsson,' Addie Eliz., 308. 
Beidler, Mary, 291. 
Bickley, Marie K., 313. 
Benedict, Earnest Milner, 395, 
Biles, Benjamin, 170. 
Billerjeau, Henry, 211. 
Binghamton, N. Y., 230. 
Bingham, PhcEbe Ann, 296. 
Binkley, Mary Anna (Shaner), 251, 

Biographical Eegistry of the Chi 

Phi Fraternity, 402. 
Bird, Asher, marries, 258. 
Asher, Jr., 258. 
Charles, of Mt. Gilead, O., 258. 
John, 258. 
Celia, 258. 
Martha, 258. 

John and Esther (Ely), 320. 
Alonzo, 320. 
Charles Curtis, 320. 
Elizabeth, 320. 
Jane, 320. 
Marietta, 320. 
Matilda, 320. 
Sabina, 320. 
Sharpless, 320. 
Townsend, 320. 
Wm. (born 1808, and married 

Jane Sharpless), 320. 
WiUiam, 320. 
Martha, 318. 

Asher and Catherine (Stand- 
back), 318. 
Anna Eliza, (bom 1866), 385. 
Chas. Augustus, 385. 
Daniel Kreigh, 385. 
Kate Sharpless, 385. 

William, 385. 

Wm. and Jane (Sharplees), 385. 

Bessie May, 385. 
"Birney's Zouaves," in action in 
Civil War, 349. 

Lt.-Col. David B., 349. 

John, Chas., 204. 
Bishop, David, Justice of the Peace, 

Bitner, Elizabeth H., 343. 

Elizabeth, 284. 
Bissey, James, 243. 
Becket, James, 290. 

Jarvis, 290. 

Sarah, 290. 
Black, Anna, 247. 

EU, 294, 363. 

Bertha M., 327. 

Abraham and Elizabeth (Carver), 

EU and Sarah Ann (Ely), chil- 
dren of, 363. 

Abraham, 363. 

Anna, 363. 

Henry, 363. 

Benjamin, 363. 

Ella, 301. 
Blakey, Wm., 164. 

tract, 165. 
Blaekfan, Wm. C, of Solebury, 313. 

Homestead, in Solebury, 313. 

Alada Ely, 314. 

Edward, 172, 173, 314. 

Elizabeth Chapman, 314. 

Elizabeth, 162, 172, 173. 

Sarah, 285. 

William, 173. 

Wm. C, of Solebury, 248. 

John, of Solebury, 287. 

John, of Stenning, Eng., 173. 
Blackwell, Wm. B., 229. 

Agatha Conway, 348. 
Blythe, Kev. John W., 229, 231. 
Board of Trade, Col. Moore, Presi- 
dent of, 235. 
Boies, Caroline Ely, 210, 270. 

Justus, of Northampton, Mass., 
Boone, Clinton, 257. 

Hannah, 257. 

Martha, 257. 

Newton, 257. 

Sarah, 257. 

Townsend, 257. 

WilUam, 257. 
Boothman, Julian W., 387. 
Borden, Martha, 324. 
Borton, Alfred, 324, 



Edwin, 324. 

Maggie E., 324. 

Priscilla, of Fayette, O., 324. 
Bortre, Martha, 260. 
Boteler, Dr. H. A., 275. 
Boteler, John, 275. 

Mary, 275. 
Boyer, Eugene, 316. 

George H., 316. 

Jacob, 316. 
Braddock, General, 179, 185. 
Bradbury, Flora A., 297. 
Bradford, Kachel, 299. 
Brand, Frank, 316. 
Brearly, Rebecca, 231. 
Breece, Ruth, 295. 

Ruth (1825-1873), 365. 

Henry and Hannah, 365. 
Brewer, Henry, 264. 
Brick Meeting House, Cecil Co., 

Md., 312. 
Briggs, Deborah (born 1829), 243. 

Elizabeth (born 1839), 243. 

GulieLma Penn, 245. 

Joseph W., 243. 

Mahlon and Ainy (Dawes), 245. 

Amy Ann, 245. 

Mahlon, 242. 

Brinton, Elizabeth, of Lancaster 
Co., Pa., 301. 

Elizabeth, 244. 

Moses, 241. 
Brittain, Alada, 180. 

Alada, 245, 248. 

WilUam, 245. 

Elizabeth, 248. 

John and Grace (1779-1880), 248. 

Wm. and Elizabeth, of Ajnwell, 

Broadhead, Judge Richard, 232. 
Hon. Richard, U. S. Senator, 
Broadhurst, Mary, 180, 247. 
Thomas, 247. 
Lane, Pa., 162. 
Brosius, Joseph, 344. 
Joseph Parry, 344. 
Elizabeth S., 344. 
Rachel Parry, 344. 
Joseph, 351. 

Joseph and Rachel (Parry), 351. 
Joseph, 284. 
Broomell, John, 284, 343. 

Isaac and Lydia (Neal), of Ches- 
ter Co., Pa., 343. 
John and Lydia (Parry), chil- 
dren of, 343. 

Elizabeth, 343. 

George D., 343. 

Chester Chapin, 343. 

Ellyn Chapin, 343. 

Frances Johnson, 343. 

Mary, 343. 

Albert W., 343. 

George D., Jr., 343. 

Frances Ely, 343. 
Brown, Joshua, 215. 
Brownell, Minnie Elizabeth, 395. 

Jas. and Louisa Mary ( Willis t 
of N. Y. City, 395. ' 

Brooks, George, 253. 
Bryan, Virginia Regina, 367. 
Buckingham, Bucks Co., Pa., 247 

253, 369. ' 

Buckman, George, 245. 
Buckingham Farm, 171 ; Homestead. 

283, 284. ' 
Friends' Meeting (1731); Hugh 

Ely joins, 162, 164, 165. 
Meeting, 164, 165, 284. 
Mountain, 162. 
Township, Bucks Co., Pa., 162. 

284, 286. ' 
Upper, 171, 

Bucks County, Pa., 157, 168. 

Agricultural Society, 353. 

Colleagues of George Ely, 179. 

Historical Society, 377. 
Bull Run, Battle of, 271, 272. 
Burchell, Robert, 253. 
Burr, Eliza Gould, of Westport, Ct., 
340. ' ' 

Mary Hanford, of Westport, Ct., 
340. ' 

Burnet, W., 156. 
Burns, Eli T., 368. 
Burnt House Tavern, Hunterdon 

Co., N. J., 170. 
Burroughs, Joseph, 154. 

Elizabeth, 174. 

Eliz., James, 222. 
Euskirk, Etta Van, 258. 
Bye, Mercy Woolston, 238. 
Buel, General, Division Commander 

in Civil War, 349. 
Burgstresser, Asher, 363. 

Delia, 363. 

Ida, 363. 

William, 363. 
Cade, Elizabeth P., 248. 
Cadwallader, General John, 167, 

Martha, 167, 190. 



Sarah Ann, 300. 
Yardley, 300. 
PhcDbe, 300, 370. 
Cairns, Lillie B., 353. 
Campbell, Sarah, 318. 
Jeanette, 257. 
Sarah, 256. 
Joanna, 256. 
Canby, Thomas, 162, 284. 

Rebecca, 284. 
Canada Expedition, 185. 
Capell, Emily J., 275. 
Capner, Hugh, 205. 
Carey, Jane, 240. 
Cannack, Margaret, 317. 
Carman, Caleb, 225. 
Carnegie, Andrew, 183. 
Carpenter, Matt., U. S. Senator, 

Carr, Carrie, 313. 
Lizzie, 313. 
Susan, 260. 
Susan, 325. 
Carson, Gertrude, 336. 
Carter, Samuel, 382. 
Carver, Eachel, 173. 

Jesse, of Plumstead, Bucks Co., 

Pa. (1797-1838), 252. 
William, 363. 
John, Sarah E., 214; Rachel, Hy., 

Wm., Joseph, 220. 
Carversville, Pa., 246. 

Solebury Tp., Bucks Co., Pa., 251, 

Institute, Carversville, Pa., 357. 
Casselberry, Lavinia, 252. 
Casteau, Eliz., 223. 
Cathrall, Eugene, of Phila., 313. 
Chamberlain, Anne, 170. 

Grace R., of Janesburgh, N. J., 

John, J. P., 207. 
Chamberlaine, Abijah L., 265. 
Chandler, Joseph P., 244. 
Chapin, Ellen B., 343. 

Nathan A., and Elizabeth 
Wheeler, 343. 
Chapman, Abraham, 179. 
Chase, Ethel Bird, 385. 
Harold Beverly, 385. 
Helen, 385. 
Plimpton B., 385. 
Chathill, Stafford Co., England, 

"Cherry Grove," 175, 183; 

"Green," 227. 
Chester Co., Pa., 241, 242, 299. 

Chesterfield, Burlington Co., N. J., 
Friends' Meeting House, 165, 
Meeting, near Trenton, N. J., 
Chidsey, Anna, 292. 
Childs, Abigail, 205. 
Chillicothe, Ohio, 348. 
Christian Union Church, Newark, 

O., 319. 
Churchill, Frederick, 291. 
Churchman, Hannah, 236. 
Cincinnati Southern R. R., 347. 
Clarke, Enoch, Maria (G.), 226. 
Clarke, Margaret Graham, 293. 
General Geo. Rogers, 307. 
Governor Wm., of Missouri, 307. 
Claxton, Thomas B., 311; Thomas, 

of Buckingham, 377. 
Clayton, J. Harper, 375. 

Eliz., 191. 
Claytor, George and Maria 
(Owens), 341. 
Kate, 341, 
Clegg, Alban, 253. 
Clerc, E-lwin M., of Newbem, Tenn., 

Clermont Co., Ohio, 251, 268, 
Cline, John, 257, 
Closson, Emeline, 302, 
Cody, John B., 383. 
College of New Jersey, 229. 
Collins, Clarence, of Phila., 340. 
Colmar, Montgomery Co., Pa., 384, 
Colon, William, 259. 
Columbiana Co., Ohio, 180, 242, 299. 
Columbia Co., Pa., 256. 
Colvin, Cyril H., 319. 
Colviu, Harland C, 319. 

L. D., of Pemberville, O., 319. 
Comfort, Geo. M. and Ann Eliza- 
beth, 390. 
Henry W., 390. 
' ' Commercial Gazette, ' ' Cincinnati, 

O., 348. 
Conant, Emma, 235, 

Gilbert, 235. 
Connard, Hannah, 304. 
Conard, Anna, 308. 
Caroline, 308. 
Robert, 308. 
Conover, Joseph, 265. 
Ann, 266, 330. 
Catharine, 266. 
Helena, 266. 
John W., 266. 
Peter S., 266. 
Mary Matilda, 334, 



Mary Longstreth, 334. 

Catherine, 332. 

Helen, 331. 

Wm. J., 331. 
* < Conatitution and Java," 227. 
CJontemporary Club, 359. 
Cook, Joel, Allison Ely, Mercy Ann, 

John S., 268. 
Coombs, Theodocia, 170. 

Phebe, John, Rebecca, 210. 

Rebecca Ann, 269. 

Rebecca, 170. 
Cooper, Cynthia, 250. 

John Ely, 296. 

Dr., 308. 

Joseph, 182. 

Samuel, 246, 309. 

Rachel Paxson, 309. 

James Fenimore, 360. 
Cooper, Joseph, 182. 
Cornwall, John, 174. 
Corson, Sarah D., 245. 
Cortelyou, Henry, 211. 

Dr. Richard D., of New Hope, 

Joshua and Hannah (Lee), 303. 

Sarah D., 303. 
Coryell, Emanuel, 168; Emanuel and 
Sarah (T.), 202; Capt. Geo., 

Sarah (Tunison), 160, 167, 168. 

Martha, 176, 232. 

Mary, 176, 232. 

Abraham and Sarah (Davis), 

Justice John, of Amwell, N. J., 

Bingham Hood, of Williamsport, 

Clement Stewart, 293. 

Margaret Bingham, 293. 
Coshocton, Ohio, 230. 
Cotterell, Joseph W., of Batavia, 

O., 339. 
Coughtry, John, 236. 
<' Covington Gazette," Ky., 348. 
Cox, Sarah (dies 1896), 250. 

Elizabeth, 319. 

Sarah, 264. 
Coxe, Colonel Daniel, 163. 

Jno, 185. 
Crispin, Rebecca, daughter of Sir 
Wm. Crispin, 172. 

Capt. William, 285. 
Crapps, Mary, 366. 
Creed, Geo., 211. 

Croasdale, Mary, 308. 
Cromwell, Anna Perry, 335. 
Cromwell, Wm. H. and Mary Ellen, 

Cronce, John, 303. 

John, 375. 

Malvina, 375. 

Susan, 375. 
Crook, Sarah, David, Richard, Wm., 

181, 214; Ann E., 214. 
Crowell, Charles, 236. 
Crum, Henry, 322. 

Louis, 322. 
Crum, Henry, 387. 

Henry and Catherine (Ely), chil- 
dren of, 388. 

Ida F., 388. 

Greely, of Cascade, Montana, 388. 

Esther, 388. 

Webster D., of Osceola, Neb., 388. 

Gay, 388. 

Catherine, 388. 

Hannah, 388. 

Pearl, 388. 

Sherman W., 388. 

Melville D., of Chicago, 111., 388. 

Hon. Geo. Ely, 388. 

Lewis, 388. 

Lewis and Hannah A. (Ely), chil- 
dren of, 388. 

Effie, 388. 

Clarence L., 388. 

Norman Ely, of Homer, Mich., 

Golda Fern, 389. 

Laura Maria, 389. 

LueUa E., 389. 

Bertha M., 389. 

Carlton, 389. 
Crumrine, Alice, 388. 
Cryer, Alfred Cookman, 366. 

John G., 366. 

Henry Magill, 366, 

Jane, 366. 

Wm. Edwin, 366. 

John Duncan, 366. 

James Magill, 366. 
Cummings, Susan, 236. 
Cuningham, Elizabeth, 264. 
Cubberley, John, 209. 

Dagwoethe, Baron Nicholas, 166. 

Sir Thomas, 166. 

Thomasine, 166. 
Dagworthy, Anna, 167. 

Elizabeth, 167, 198. 

John, 159, 166, 167; Hon. John, 
183; Genl. John, 183-193. 



Capt. Ely, 167, 193-198, 254. 
Mary, 167, 191, 199, 230. 
Sarah, 167, 198. 

John and Sarah, children of, 167. 
Marg., 201. 
Colonel, 175. 

John and Sarah (Ely), 254, 255. 
Dagworthy's Conquest, 189; Home- 
stead, 227. 
Dagsboro, Delaware, 190. 
Davinson, Elizabeth, 176, 230. 
Davis, Eees and Margaret (Bye), 
Geo., 213; Miss, 225. 
Sarah, 232. 
Ellis, 242. 
Catharine, marries George Ely, 

Joseph Holmes, of N. J., 287. 
"History of Bucks Co., Pa.," 

Mary Olden, 353. 
Achsah M. (Ely) and Joseph 

Holmes, 353. 
Mary Emma, 365. 
Dawes, Amy, 242. 
Sarah, 315. 
Janney, 382. 
Sarah, 382. 
Day, Lewis E., 267. 
Deer Creek Monthly Meeting, 171. 

Park, 171, 
DeCoursey, Wm., 308. 
De Hart, John, 167, 254. 

John and Sarah (Dagworthy), 

Sarah, 191, 194; John, 194, 199; 
Louise E. F., 199, 254; Sarah, 
Delair, Philip, of Moreaei, Mich., 

"Delaware, The Forks of the," 
with an account of Easton, Pa., 
in 1903, 402. 
Eiver, 156. 

N. J., Falls of the, 285. 
Hist. Soc, 191. 
Delano, Mary, 1st wife of Seneca 
Wilson Ely, 285. 
Mary, 348. 

Amasa and Judith (Garth), 348. 
"Democratic War" (1812), 227. 
Denise, John H., 331. 
Lilian Conover, 331. 
Cecil Snyder, 331. 
John Elmer, 331. 
Charles Henry, 331. 
Helen Adelaide, 331. 

Horatio Ely, 331. 
Deshler, David W., 225. 
Devereaux, N. Broughton, Chief of 

U. S. Cutter Service, 282. 
Dewees, Eachel, 292. 

Cornelius and Margaret (Eich- 
ards), 361. 
Dey, David Baird, 267, 208. 

Allison Ely, 268. 

Deborah Ann, 268. 

James E., 268; James, 208; Ach- 
sah, 208. 

John, 268. 

Lewis P., 268. 

Joseph Ely, 333. 

Jonathan H., of Eobinsville, N. 
J., 333. 

James, 208; Achsah, 208. 
Dibble, Edna, of Great Falls, Mon- 
tana, 388. 
Dinwiddie, Gov., 185. 
Disbrow, Ann S., 291. 
Doan, Annie K., 354. 

Stephen K. and Mary (Carver),, 

Charles, adopt. Benj. Black, 363. 

B. Frank, 363. 

Eleazor F., 364. 

Amos and Eliza, of Buckingham, 
Dobbins, Laura M. G., 303. 
Doty, Clarence T., of Jacksonville, 

Florida, 311, 377. 
Douglass, Margaret Barclay, 365. 
"Doylestown (Pa.) Democrat," 

Draherville, N. J., 291. 
Dresser, Chauncey E., 372. 

Nellie M., 372. 

Wm., 372. 
Drinkhouse, Harriet Heist, 293. 

Samuel, of Easton, 293. 
Drum, Ida M., 388. 
Du Bois, Levington, of Freehold, N. 
J., 330. 

Sarah Matilda, 334. 
Dubree, James, 166. 
Duer, Violetta, 315, 379, 380. 

Joseph and Sarah (Kitchen), 379. 
Duncan, Margaret, 265. 

Thos. and Elizabeth (Ayers), 392. 

Daniel, 206. 
Dungan, Capt. Thomas M., 281. 
Dyer, Emma, 370. 

Eaeick, Sarah, 319. 

Amelia, 323. 
Eastburn, Charles, 249. 



Elizabeth, 249. 

Hannah, 249. 

Joseph, of Solebury, 249. 

Joseph and Mary (Wilson), 249. 

Joseph and Eebecca (Kitchin), 

Mary, 249. 
Mercy, 249. 
Letitia, 249. 
Sarah, 249. 
Samuel, 284. 
Mary Anna, 287. 
Elias, marries, 1864, 301. 
Timothy Taylor, of Bucks Co., 

Pa., 306. 
Amy Brittain, 306. 
Elizabeth (1778-1833), 314. 
Wm. and Eebecca (Kitchen), 314. 
Wm. T., of Solebury, 314. 
Sybil Ethel, 314. 
Wm. Blackfan, 314. 
Edward Blackfan, 314. 
Eobert Blackfan, 314. 
Elizabeth, 314. 
Samuel, 344. 
Eobert and Eachel (Croasdale), 

Joseph, 377. 
Jacob, 378. 
Eobert, 378. 
William T., 378. 
Holmes D., 353. 
George, of Phila., 353. 
Moses, 353. 
Moses and Kaehel (Knowle*), 

Moses, 287. 

Hugh B., of Doylestown, 354, 400. 
Moses and Mary Anna (Ely), 

children of, 354. 
Fannie C, 354. 

Moses and Mary Anna (Ely), 400. 
Arthur Moses, 400. 
Hugh B., Jr., 400. 
James, 182. 
East Orange, N. J., 291. 
Easton ' ' Express " and Free Press, 

Pa., Capt. Moore Homestead 

(1782), 223. 
Economic and Noonday Clubs of St. 

Louis, 307. 
Club of New York City, 307. 
Edwards, Abigail, 268. 
Ellicott, Thomas, 172. 

Mills, Ann Arundel Co., Md., 275, 

276, 277. 
Mills, now Ellicott City, Howard 

Co., Md., 276. 
Thos., Andrew, Ann (Bye), Euth, 
Joan, Sarah, Ann, Pamelia, 
214; Thos., Ann (Price), 
Mary (Quinton), Joseph, Eliz. 
(Smith), Letitia, 215. 
Eliz. (Smith), Letitia, 215. 
Ely Burying Ground, 169. 
Ely, The Misses, School on Eiver- 
side Drive, N. Y. City, 273, 274. 
Ely, Eeunion at Lyme, Ct., 276. 
Ely, Places named in U. S., 404, 405. 
Elysville Mfg. Co., Maryland, 275. 
Ely Homestead, Monmouth County, 

275; Tract, 181. 
Emerson, Mary, 171. 
Emlev, Helen Nesbitt, of Phila., 

Ennis, Maria, 305. 
Ensley, Mary, 337. 
Ettenger, Gilbert, 248. 
Everhart, D. C, 336. 

Wm. Ely, 336. 
' ' Evening Mail, ' ' of Phillipsburg, 

N. J., 401. 
Ewing township, N. J., 176. 
Eleanor Graeme, 230. 
Emily, Augusta, 229. 
Chief-Justice Charles, 229, 230. 
Susan Mary, 229, 
Exton, Thos., 205. 
Evans, Sam'l, 205. 
Everitt, Amos, 212. 

Faires, Eev. Dr. John Wylie, of 
Philadelphia, 301, 373. 

Theodore, of Phila., 373. 
Farley, Susanna, 168, 256. 

Susanna, 203; Caleb, 203. 
Farmer, Janet, 326. 
Farmers' and Mechanics' Mutual 
Incur. Co., of Bucks Co., 353. 

National Congress, meetings of in 
1900, '02, and '04, 386. 
Faulstiek, Anna, of Easton, Pa., 401. 
Fauquier Co., Va., 348. 
Fay, Clara, 366. 
Fell, Cynthia, 173. 

Moses, 253, 254. 

Annie E., 254. 

Eachel, 254. 

John E., 254. 

Geo., Sarah (Kirk), 219. 
Fell, Judge D. Newlln, of Pa. Su- 
preme Court, 400. 

Mary A., 254. 

Joseph S., 254. 



Elwood, Maud, Isabel, Annie, 
Mary, Howard Ely, Josephine, 
and Louise, 254. 
Joseph, 285. 
Fern, Ellen, 275. 
Firman, Martha, 367. 
Felzer, Conrad, 388. 
Fillmore, President Millard, 346. 
Fish, Lewis H., 383. 
Fisher, Emma A., 381. 
Fisk, Harvey, 222. 
Fisk & Hatch, Bankers, 222. 
Flack, Belle, 362. 

Joseph M., and (Fell), of 

Buckingham, 362. 
Flitcraft, Wm., 238. 

Helen M., 238. 
Foering, Albert E., of Phila., 291. 
Folck, Elizabeth, 320. 

Abraham and Hannah Keifer, 
FoUet, Phoebe, 319. 
Forney, John W., 360. 
Forney's "Spirit of the Times," 

Fort Cumberland, Md., 185. 
Fort Duquesne, Fall of, 187. 
Forman, Peter, 208. 
Fort Pitt, 187. 
Fowler, Eliza, 245. 
Fox, Mary, 257. 
Fraley, Dr., 251. 
Franklin, Dr. Benjamin, of Penn., 

Frederick, Joseph, 247. 
Freehold Tp., Monmouth Co., N. J., 

Fretz, John, 247. 

May, 296. 
Fries, Elsie May, 382. 

Harry L., of Solebury, 382. 
Friends, Society of, 171, 179; Peace 
Principles of, 179. 
Boarding School, Westtown, Ches- 
ter Co., Pa., 345. 
Society of, 345. 
Monthly Meeting of at Rochester, 

N. Y., 345. 
Monthly Meeting of, Bucking- 
ham, Pa., 345. 
Monthly Meeting of, Ross Co., O., 

Meeting, Bucks Co., Pa., 285. 
Purnival, Lord William, 166. 

Gaddis, Arabella B., 337. 
Gage, George, of Beaufort, S. C, 

George, 374. 

James Lamson, 374. 

Geo. and Sarah M. (Ely), 375. 

Albert Lamaon, 375. 

Myra Dana, 375. 

Richard Ramsay, 375. 

Annie Ely, 375. 

John, of Salem, Mass., 374. 

George, 376. 
Galbraith, Bertram, 175. 

Henrietta, 175. 
Gambrill, Capt. Horace Jacquelin, 

U. S. A., 283. 
Garretson, Isaac, 215. 
Garrison, Anna Maria, 267. 
Garver, Ida M., 312. 
G«rard, Pro., 270. 
Gibson, Elinor, 156. 

John, 211. 
Gilbert, Emley, 252. 

Patience, 237, 294. 

Martha S., 311. 

John W. and Lepha (Smith), 311. 

John W., 322. 

Martha S., 376. 

John W. and Letitia (Smith), 
Gill, Eliza, 315, 381. 

John and Jane, 381. 
Gleason, Charles, 319. 

Homer, 319. 

Lulu, 319. 

Harry, 319. 

Sadie, 319. 

Harry B., 372. 
Gillingham Homestead, 285. 
Glenn, Lt.-Col., 350. 
Glenmore, N. J., 176. 
Gonzales, Wm., 318. 
Good Government Club, N. Y. City, 

Gorsuchj N. N., 318. 

William, 318. 

Edward, 318. 

May, 318. 

Ross, 318. 
Gould, Beulah, 262. 

Ebenezer Brewster, 262. 
Graham, Brig-Gen '1, 349. 
"Graham's Magazine," 361. 
Great Wycomico River, Va., En- 
gagement on, 281. 
Green, Chancellor, of Trenton, 270. 

Sarah, 290. 

Richard and Phoebe (Moore), 290. 

Richard and his wife, Mary Ely, 

Hon. Henry, 361, 362, 



Caroline, 362. 

Frances, 362. 

Fred'k, of Easton, Pa., 362. 

Ada, 362. 

Enoch, 291. 

John and Ehoda (Howell), 291. 

Enoch and Mary (Beidler), 291, 

Ellen, 291. 
George B., 291. 
Mary, 291. 
John, 291. 
Joseph B., 291. 

Chief-Justice Henry, 291, 292. 
Margaret, 292. 
Elizabeth, 292. 

Benj. and EUzabeth (Traill), 292. 
Eichard and Mary (Ely), 292. 
Eiehard, 159, 163, 164. 
Wm. and Joanna, 163. 
Eichard, Jr., 163. 
George, 164, 175. 
E^becca, 164. 
Christian, 164, 176. 
Wm., Jr., 164. 
Enoch, 175. 
Benjamin, 175. 
George, 175. 
John, 175. 
Joseph, 175. 
Mary, 175. 
Eebecca, 175. 

Eichard and Mary (Ely), 174. 
Eichard, Jr., 174. 
Samuel, 175. 
Sarah, 175. 
George, 175. 
Caleb Smith, 175. 
Eev. C. Dickenson, 175. 
James H., 175. 
Eebecca, 164, 176. 
Eichard Montgomery, 176. 
Mary, 175. 

Eichard and Mary, 175, 176. 
Eichard, 174. 
Eichard and Phoebe, 174. 
Sarah, 174, 175. 
W. B., 175. 
W. E., 174. 
Wm., 176. 

Wm. and Lydia (Armitage), 176. 
Wm. and Joanna (Eeeder), 176. 
Hon. Henry Woodhull, 229. 
John Cleve, 229. 
Charles Ewing, 229. 
Cornelia, 229. 
Ellen, 229. 
Mary, 229. 

Judge Caleb Smith, 229. 
Hon. Elmer Ewing, 230. 
Sue E. (Hunt), 230. 
Elmer Ewing, Jr., 230. 
Wm. E. H., 230; A., 231. 
Christian, 231. 

Eichard and Mary (Ely), 231. 
George, John C, 183; Wm. R, 
Eichard, Phooebe (Moore), 
Mary (Ely), EUz., Samuel, 
Sarah, Jedediah, Mary P., Ira, 
of New Orleans, Ephraim, of 
Quincy, 111., Frances, Hy., 
Lewis, James B., Trustee of 
Ewing Church, Catharine A., 
Nancy, Wm: A., Martha, Alex., 
Louisa, Deborah, Theo, Jane 
E., 222; Maria (Van Cleve), 
Eleanor (Woolsey), Nancy, Jo- 
seph, Nathaniel, Sarah, Armi- 
tage, Mary, Ann, John, Eich- 
ard, Martha, Eliz., Sarah, 223; 
Enoch, David, Susan, Sarah, 
Maria, John, Ehoda (H.),Mary, 
Wm., Lydia A., Joanna (R.), 
Mary (B.), Catharine (T.), 
Eliz., Eichd., Daniel H., 
Charles, Eliza M., Mary (L.), 
Fanny (C), Sarah M. (Sher- 
rod), 225; Benj., Wm., Eliz. 
(B.), Jane M. (Sherrod), Eliz. 
(T.), Maria, Eliz., Eobt. T., 
John, Sarah (H.), Traill, M.D., 
LL.D., Harriett (M.), 226; 
Caleb Smith, Eliz. (Van Cleve), 
of ' ' Cherry Green, ' ' Jane Cleve, 
Geo. S., Alfred D., Mary, 227; 
Prof. Wm. Hy., of Princeton, 
John Cleve, Philanthropist, 228. 
Greenwich, Warren Co., N. J., 291, 

Gresser, William, 239. 
Griffith, Sarah, 237. 

Evan and Bathsheba, 237. 
Eliza, 236. 
Griswold, Sarah, 229. 
Groom, Mary Ellen, 294. 

Jonathan and Eebecca (Pidcock), 
Griffith, Sarah, 177. 
Grubham, Sarah Elizabeth, 383, 316. 

Geo. and Elizabeth (Hyde), 383. 
Greiser, Agnes, 1875. 323. 
Gregg, Capt. Israel, 223. 
Haley. Maggie, 326. 
Hall, Edward H., 242. 
Mary, 245. 
Arthur, 370. 



Elias, 246. 

Maria, 246. 

Lucilla, Mark Ely, Priscilla, Ruth, 
Frank, Townsend, Mary, Phebe 
(Allen), 246, 
Hallowell, Margaret Ann, 241. 

Angeline, 295, 363. 

Mary, 241, 286. 

Joseph, 241. 

Rebecca, 241. 

Elizabeth, 352. 

Israel and Mary (Jarett), 352. 

Mary, 352. 

Jessie, 241. 
Hambleton, Rachel, 180, 246, 309. 

Jas. and Elizabeth (Paxson), 246. 

James, Mary (Beakes), 218. 
Hamilton, Boyd, 316; Thos., 225. 
Hammel, Deborah, 161, 169. 

Hannah, 170. 
Hampton, Joseph, 179. 

Oliver, 179. 

Oliver, 240, 241. 

Hannah, 240. 

Elizabeth, 240. 

Ann, 240. 

Martha, 240. 
Hanna, Genevieve, 302. 
Harden, Fremont, 337. 

Harriet, 337, 

Jessie, 337. 

Mary A,, 337. 

Sallie, 337, 

William, 337, 
Haring, Joseph, 382, 
Harding, Frank, 367. 
Harford County, 171, 172, 274, 275, 
Harner, Ellen, 264. 
Harmony Hall, 175, 
Harper, Emma, 240, 
Hart, Asher, 230. 

Ida May, 383. 

Nathaniel, Sarah, 226, 
Hartley, Rachel, 183, 253. 

Anthony, 253. 
Harrold, Charles, 253. 

John, 253. 

Elizabeth, 253. 

Hannah, 253. 

Hugh, 253. 

Joseph, 237, 253, 

Mary, 253. 

Samuel, 183, 253. 

Sarah, 253, 
Harrison, General W. H,, 346. 
Hartpence, Emma Jane, 303. 
Harvey, Dr. Jesse W., 296. 

Amos, 296. 

Hartsville, Bucks Co., Pa., 379. 
Haviland, Grace, 182, 252. 
Haverford College, Legacies to, 221. 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 360. 
Hazard, Eliz., 200. 
Heald, Judith, 155. 
Heath, Andrew, 154. 
Heilman, Sophia Virginia Jones, 

Hellyer, Wm., 308. 
Hendricks, Hannah, 299. 
Heuston, Jesse, 252. 
Henderson, Mary, 176, 

Dr. Thomas, 176, 

Hope, Dr, Thos., 227, 
Herbert, Theresa T., 288, 
Herrick, Samuel, 164, 
Hews, Aaron, 164, 
Hewson, Mary, 153, 161, 
Herr, David and Rebecca (Bress- 
ler), 342, 

Elizabeth, 284, 342. 
Herring, Mary, 253. 
Herrin, Agnes, 260, 325. 
Heston, Abraham, 242. 
Herndon, Lord, 280. 
Heyer, Anna Sutphin, 334. 
Heyers, Mary Elizabeth, 383. 
Higbee, Joseph, Jr., 161. 
Higsbee, Joseph, 154, 156, 162. 
Hightstown, N. J,, 269, 270. 
Hiling, Julia, 175, 176. 
Hill, Benjamin Stout, 231, 

William, 161, 
Hill, Dr. Richd., of Pa., U. S. Sen- 
ator, 191. 
Hittle, Sabina, 320. 
Hoff, Elizabeth, 176, 231. 

Dr, John, 225, 

Thomas, 225, 
Hoffman, StUla, 318. 

Flora, 318. 

John, 319. 

Earl, 319. 

Vern, 319, 
Hofmire, Maria, 269. 

Marie, Genl, Peter, Alice (Mur- 
ray), 210, 

General Peter, 269, 
Hofmier, Samuel, 154, 
Hogan, Wm,, 308. 
Hogue, Emil E,, 283, 
Holicong village, 162, 

Homestead Farm, 286. 
Holman, Grace, 265, 
Holland, Henry Bacon, of Indian- 
apolis, marries, 1879, 362, 
Holeombe, Eleanor, 182, 250. 



John and Mary (Green), 250. 
Caroline, 302, 373. 
Holcomb, Mary, 239. 
Holmes, Anna, 306. 
Catharine, 266. 
Anne, 250. 
Catherine, 333, 336. 
John, 211. 
Hood, Caleb, 241. 
Hoopergamer, H. C, 325. 
Hopping, James P., 336. 

John J. and Hannah Patterson, 
Hopewell Eoad, 159. 
Hord, Phoebe, 319. 
Horrick, Sarah, 156. 
Hough, Ida, 364. 

John and Lydia, of Solebury, 364. 
Howe, George, 322. 
Howell, Lydia Ann, 231. 
Arthur, 159. 
Martha, 174. 
Khoda, 175, 225. 
Sarah, 174. 
Ferry, 168. 
Mary, 297. 
Daniel, 225. 
Huber, Pauline, of Philadelphia, 

Hughes, Elizabeth, 166, 177; chil- 
dren of, 177. 
Aaron, 266. 
Hueston, John, 204. 
Hull, A. Haviland, 344. 
Elizabeth Dickson, 344. 
John Burling, 344. 
John Walter, 344. 
Seneca Parry, 344. 
Abel A., 345. 
Mary Anna, 345. 
Hulae, Lvdia Dorset, 288. 

Mary, '210. 
Hulston, Sarah, 298. 
Hulshizer, Ann, 292, 362. 
Huselton, Smith, 317. 
Hunt, Sue E., 230., 
Capt. Wm. E., 230. 
Adj. -General Peter, 230. 
James and Jemima (Green), 230. 
Abraham, 167, 230. 
Capt. John, 231. 
Jemima, 161. 
George, 266. 
Hon. Wm. H., 265. 
George, 330. 
George and Anna (Ely), 393; 

children of, 330. 
Wilson, 330. 

John Ely, 330. 
Elijah, 330. 
Mary Taylor, 330. 
Wm. Ely, 330. 
Ellen Doty, 330. 
Georgianna, 330, 393. 
Hunt, Abraham, 199; Family, 199, 
200; Sue E., Capt. Wm. E., 
James, Jemima, Abraham, Adj. 
Genl. Peter of U. S. N., 230; 
Family of St. Louis, 201. 
Hustead, Sarah, 254. 
Huston, John, 168. 
Hutchinson, John, 154, 160. 
Joseph, 170. 
Mary, 170. 
Amos, 268. 
Allison Ely, 268. 
Amos, Jr., 268. 
Amy, 268. 
Charles W., 268. 
Cornelia, 268. 
Mary Ann, 268. 
Phcebe, 268. 
Spofford, W., 268. 
Elijah, 205. 
Jonathan, 208. 
Amos, 209. 
J., 209. 
Hyder, Khea, 324. 
Hule, Jas., 185. 
Hughes, Eev., 190. 

Iams, John 319. 

Cora, 319. 

Eolla, 319, 325. 

Mattie, 319. 

Homer, 319. 

Lulu, 319. 

Sadie, 319. 

Harry, 319. 
Ingham Spring, 380. 
Ingraham, Norman, 323. 

Harry, 323. 

Joseph, Pamelia E., 214. 
Iron Brigade, The, 272. 
Ives, Rebecca, 260. 

Mra. Rebecca, 322. 
Janney, Elizabeth Ely, 301. 

Franklin Taylor, 301. 

Jacob, 301. 

Elizabeth Brinton, 301. 

Elizabeth Ely, 301. 

Mary, 352. 

Charles, of Solebury, 403. 
James, Henry, 360. 
Jasper, Anne, 172, 285. 



"Jersey Blues," 184. 
Jewell, Ira, 231. 
Jewett, Adeline, 335. 
John, Carrie Bell, 302. 
Johnson, Hannah, 180, 246. 

Marv, 252. 

Henry, 292. 

Whitfield S., 291. 

Laura F., 343. 

Venerable L., 346. 

Mary, of Cordova, 111., 385. 

Sarah, 170. 
Johnston, Robert, 384. 

J. Wright, 392. 

Emma A. (Duncan), 392. 

And., 185. 
Jones, Louisa, 248. 

Daniel, 269. 

Jas. Robert and Sabilla (Oden- 
welder), 361. 

Sarah M., 365. 

Daniel, 338, 339. 

Mary E., 338. 

Major Wm. E., 338. 

Dr. John E., 338. 

Wm. E., Jr., 338. 

Louisa, 338. 

Rebecca, 338. 

Matilda A., 339. 

Daniel, 339. 

Achsah, 339. 

Dr. Isaac D., 339. 

Eliza J., 339. 

George W., 339. 

Alice, 339. 

Adele, 339. 

Ann, 339. 

Kate B., 339. 

Amos, 217. 

Evan, 219. 
Juday, George W., 275. 
Keiser, Asman, 269. 
Keller, Bessie, 388. 
Kemp, Oliver, 318. 
Kenderdine, Ellen, 378, 403. 

John E. and Martha (Quinby), 
Kennard, Sam'l M,, of St. Louis, 

Sa Lees, 394. 

, 216. 

KeUy, Wm., Maj. John, of Rev. 
Army, 223. 

Saml., ThoB., 224. 
Kennedy, Rev. John H., 367, 

Rev. Thos., Jane C, 227, 

Sarah, Judge Wm,, Anna, John, 

Keyes, Gteneral Erasmus D,, 349. 
King, James Hammer, 341. 

Chas. Alfred Ely, 394, 395. 

Maud Brownell, 395. 

Chas. Alfred Ely, Jr., 395. 
Kinsey, Edward, 308. 

Jane, 214. 
Kipell, Elizabeth, 250, 315. 
Kirby, Eugenia, 342. 

Robert and Charlotte, 342. 

Thomas. 342. 
Kirk, Mary, 288, 354, 

Joseph, 247. 

James, 354, 

Florence J., 314. 
Kirke-Burton Parish, Yorkshire, 176. 
Kirschbaum, George M., 378. 
Kitchin, John, 177, 249. 

Rebecca, 249. 

William and Sarah (Ely), 249. 

William, of Solebury, 165, 166, 

John, 239. 

Wm. and Sarah (Ely), 239. 

Sarah, 239. 

Dr. Ely and Rebecca (Cowell), 

Sarah, 239. 

Samuel, 239, 

Mary, 239, 

Jonathan, 239, 

Ely, 239. 

Kate, 239. 

Asher W., 239. 

Lizzie A., 239. 

Samuel L., 239. 

Letitia, 239. 

Hannah, 239. 

Findlay, 239. 

John, 239. 

Sarah, 240. 

Susannah, 240. 

Finley, 240. 

Rebecca, 240. 

Elizabeth, 240, 

Seneca, 240. 

Howard, 240. 

Joseph, 240. 

Rachel Ann, 240. 

Catharine, 240. 

Hannah, 240. 

Henry, 240. 

John, Sr., 240. 

Wm., 181. 

Rebecca (Norton), 181. 

John, 181. 

Hannah (Ely), 181. 
Knight, Giles, 179. 



Clifford Eastbuni, 306. 

Howard, 306. 

J. Russell, 306. 

Rebecca Eastbum, 306. 

Mary Comly, 351, 398. 

Moses and Anna (Comly), 398. 
Kraft, Trank P., 344. 
Kreigh, Maria, 385. 

Maria, 320. 
Krewson, Wm. C, 366. 
Kroesen, Abbie T., 317, 385. 

Sarah, 317. 

Lacey, Hannah, 177, 236. 

Ladd, Wm. C, 353, 

Lahaska and New Hope Turnpike, 

353, 354. 
Lake, Caroline, 364. 

Enoch and Mary Ann, 364. 
Lafayette College, 291, 361, 362, 

Lamberson, Mary A., 257. 
Lamberteon, Edward, 258. 

Asher, 258, 319. 

Frank, 319. 

Annie, 258. 

Sabina, 258. 

Wesley, 258. 
Lambertville, N. J., 248, 168, 301, 
302, 380. 

National Bank, 354. 
Lancaster, Thomas, 240. 
Landon, Polly, 254. 
Lanning, C. F., 385. 

Minnie, 385. 

Nella, 385. 
Large, Harriet, 364. 

Isaac and Ann Eliza, 364. 
La Rue. Silas Huffman, 289. 

S. H. and Elizabeth C. (Ely), 

Holmes Ely, 357. 

John G., 357. 

Theodore B., 357. 

Martha S., 357. 

Augustus S., 357. 

Elizabeth E., 357. 

J. Malcolm, 357. 

Warren, 357. 
Larzalere, Esther Ann, 371. 

Benjamin and Mary Ann, 371. 
Lauderdale, Dr. C. F., of Milwau- 
kee, Wis., 318. 

Janette, 318. 

Mildred, 318. 

Catherine, 318. 
"Lawful Warfare" of Society of 

Friends, 179. 
Lawrenceville School, 183; Endow- 
ment, 228. 
Lawrence, Kansas, 236. 
Lawrence, Clemanza, 254. 

Dr. Geo. W., of East Berlin, Ct., 

Isaac, 213. 
Layman, Melvina, 323. 
Lea, Gov. Preston, 191. 
Leacock, Ruth, 323. 
Leader, Maria, 250. 
Lear, Orville, 310. 

Hannah, 371. 

David and Catherine, 371. 

Joseph, 309. 

Elnora, 310. 

Alba Sadie, 310. 

Mary Emma, 310. 

Musette, 310. 
Lee, Jemima, 170. 

Lee, Dr. Ralph, of Newton, 294. 

Mary, 238. 

Mary, 294. 
Lee, Saml., Sarah, 206. 
Leedom, Emma, 316, 384. 

Wm. B. and Martha, of Solebury, 
Lefferts, Alexander, 243. 
Legoine, Sarah Fischer, 330, 393. 
Lennox, James, 162. 
Leonard, Nathaniel, 156. 
Lewis, Sarah, 383. 

Thos., 215. 
Lippincott, David, 247. 
Litten, Mary, 172. 
Lincoln, President, gives an appoint- 
ment to Capt. G. B. Elv, 272. 
Livezey, Thomas (1790-1833), 250. 

John P., 250. 

Ann, 286, 351. 

Samuel and Mary (Wood), 351. 
Lloyd, Wm., 244. 

Wm., a preacher (Soc. of 
Friends), of Bucks Co., 302. 

Wm. and Mercy (Ely), 302. 

Anna, 302. 

Esther, 302. 

EUa, 303. 

Fanny, 303. 

Willett, 302. 
Loder, Wm. A., of N. J., 276, 342. 

Wm. A. and Mary Jane (Ely), 

Elizabeth Ely, 342. 

Josephine Ely, 342. 

Long, Rev. Mahlon, Ph.D., 339. 



Lizzie, 388. 
Longfellow, H. W., 360. 
Longstreth, Elizabeth, 266, 335. 

Garrett D., 334. 
Longshore, Ephraim, 298. 
Loutsenheiser, Louisa, 259. 
Lore, Chf. Justice, 192. 
Lownea, Joseph, 246. 

Joseph and Sarah Ann (EI7), 

Joseph, 309. 

Henry Ely, 309. 

May, 309. 
Lownes, Elias P., 309. 

Sarah Ann, 309. 
Lowther, Sarah, 162. 

Sarah, wife of Thoa. Ely, mem- 
ber of the Society of Friends, 

Wm. and Martha, 171. 
Lukens, Sam'l C, 304. 

Jessie May, 304. 

Marion, 304. 

Edward Samuel, 304. 

Helen, 304. 

Walter Lee, 305. 

Arthur Lewis, 305. 

Sam'l Conard, 305. 

Linford, of Phila., 379. 

Ephraim C, 306. 

Brittain Ely, 306. 
Lumberville Literary Society, 288. 

Lundy, Eichard, 162. 

tract, Bucks County, 162. 
Lupton, Carrie, 335. 
Luzerne County, Pa., 288. 
Lynam, Emma, 299. 

William A., 299. 
Lyona, William, 313. 

Carrie, 385. 
Mackling, James, 389. 

Ely, 389. 

Kenneth, 389. 
Magill, Thomas H., 179. 

John, 241, 295. 

Sarah, 166, 178. 

John and Anna (Ely), 309, 310, 
363; 295. 

Jane, 295. 

Joseph E., 295, 363. 

Emmeline, 246, 295, 309. 

WiUiam, 166, 178, 181, 295. 

Henry, 295. 

Mary, 247, 295, 310. 

Thomas, 297. 

Jos. E. and Angeline (Hallowell), 

Sallie A., 364. 

Thomas H., 364. 

Spencer E., 364. 

Amy, 364. 

Ezra C, 364. 

John, 364. 

Elizabeth, 364. 

Jane, 364. 

Joseph, 364. 

Clara K., 364. 

Henry, 365. 

James E., 365. 

John and Anna (Ely), 365. 

Henry and Ruth (Breece), 365. 

James E., 365. 

Jesse Jones, 365. 

John Harvey, 365. 

Frank Burton, 365. 

James Ely, 365. 

Herbert Raymond, 365. 

Hannah B., 365. 

Angeline, 365. 

Emeline, 365. 

Letitia S., 366. 

Ruth Anna, 366. 

Susanna B., 366. 

Achaa, 366. 

Kate W., 366. 

Harriet W., 366. 

Wm. Henry., 366. 

Jonathan B., 366. 

Sarah, 181. 

Maidenhead, N. J., 164, 167, 175. 

Maitland, Missouri, 268. 

Mansfield and Lindeby, Manors of, 

"Maple Grove," New Hope Bor- 
ough, Bucks Co., 286. 
Marks, George and Catherine (Ely), 

Hattie B., 327. 

Marion W., 327. 

George, 261, 327. 
Maria, Greorge and Alice, 178. 
Marlon, Phoebe A., 260, 324. 
Marshall, Abigail, 244, 302. 

Philip, 302. 

James Wilson, 1st to discover 
gold in California, in 1848, 302. 

Hon. Geo. W., 192. 
Marsland, Louis Herbert, 398. 

John Ely, 398. 
Mason, Mary, 260, 323. 

John and Charity, 323. 
Rhoda, 260, 323. 
Masters, Mahala A., 261, 327. 

Sarah, 322. 

Hon. Ezekiel, 327, 386. 



Sarah S., 386. 
Mathias, Frank D., 322, 389. 

Sarah Jane (EI7), 389. 

Ely George, 389. 

Harry, 389. 

Ida May, 389. 
Mason, Virginia, 367. 
Mathis, Samuel, 154. 
Mathews, Samuel, 154. 

Morris, 245. 

Sarah Ely, 245. 

Aaron Ely, 245. 

Morris, Jr., 245. 

Alada, 245. 

Elizabeth, 245. 

Hiram Ely. 245. 

Samuel H., 366. 

Morris, 252. 

Morris and Sarah (Ely), 252. 
Matson, Peter, 162. 
Mattem, B. F., 325. 

Lulu, 325. 

Wilbur, 325. 
Maxwell, Henry, 231. 
Mayo, Geo. W., of Va., 254. 

Geo. W., 194. 
Mead, Marie, 276, 341. 

Lawrence Johnson, of N. Y., 399. 

Frances Louisa, 399. 

Gilbert Winder, of N. Y., 399. 

Mary Elizabeth, 399. 
Medford, Burlington Co., N. J., 251. 
Melvin, James, 179. 
Mendenhall, Joshua, 242. 

Lydia, 242. 
Mercer, Capt. Jos., 187. 
Miami and other Indian tribes in 
Kansas, 235. 

County, Ohio, 347. 
Michener, Annie, 240. 

Ezra, 29S. 

J. Curtis, 316, 384. 

Hannah S., 311, 377. 

Agnes S., 310, 376. 

Linf ord, 384. 

Mayhew, 384. 

Rebecca, 384. 

Hugh and Sarah (Betts), 376. 
Michener, Edmund E., 369, 370. 

Alfred E., 370. 

Marv B.. 370. 

Comly. 370. 

Ida Mav, 370. 
Middle So'lebury, 301. 
Middlesex Co.. N. J., 169. 
Middletown, Bucks Co., Pa., 251. 
Millard, Hannah, 156. 

Miller, Wilson, 264. 

Nettie, 382. 

Martha E., 217. 
Mills. Wm. T.. 267. 

John T., 267. 
Missouri Midland E. R., 307. 
Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair, 

Mitchell, Mathew and Sarah (Dy- 
son), of Liberty, O., 338. 

Sarah, 242. 

Sarah M., marries 1867, 338. 

James and Margaret (Dag- 
worthy), 25.5. 

Sarah P., 299. 

Nathaniel, Gov. of Delaware, 190, 
202, 255; James, Wm. C, Geo., 
191; James, Marg. (Dag- 
worthy), 201. 

Wm. Clayton, 201. 

Geo., 202. 
Moffat, James Clement, 292. 
Moke, Elizabeth, 276, 341. 
Monday, Elmer, 366. 
Monmouth Co., N. J., 169. 
Montclair Chapter, Sons of the 

Am 'n Revolution, 307. 
Moon, Mary, 155. 
Moore, Capt. Moses, 176. 

Ensign Ely, 176. 

Capt. John, 174. 

Capt. Samuel, 174. 

Rev. John, 174. 

Elizabeth Sarah, 290. 

Deborah, 182, 251. 

Elv. Jr.. 236. 

Emma, 236. 

Helen, 236. 

Mary, 236. 

Anna, of Chester Co., 368. 

Jeremiah and Elizabeth, 368. 

Samuel. 290. 

Capt. Samuel, 174. 

Nathaniel, 174, 176. 

Joanna Prudden, 174, 176. 

Phoebe, 174. 

Phoebe, 176. 

Richard, 176. 

Capt. Joseph. 176. 

Ephraim. 176. 

Elizabeth. 176. 

George and Rebecca (Green) 
Moore, 176. 

Hannah, 176. 

Joanna, 176. 

Mary, marriage to Jonathan 
Smith, 176. 



Abigail, 176. 

Nathaniel and Joanna (Prudden), 

Phoebe, 176. 

Eichard, 176. 

Samuel, 176. 

Wm., 176. 

Hon. Ely, 232, 233. 

Jeremiah, 241, 298. 

Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Elv), 

May E., 298. 

Sarah A., 298. 

Anna Moore, 298. 

Levi P.. 298. 

Elizabeth E., 298. 

Phcebe J., 299. 

William B., 298, 299. 

Wm., 230. 

Geo. and Rebecca (Green), 230. 

Marv, 230. 

Charles (1781-1815), 230. 

John, 230. 

Elijah, 230. 

Eebecca, 230. 

Ely, 231; Ensign and Captain 

Hunterdon Militia, 231, 232. 

Capt. Joseph, 231. 

Joseph, 231. 

Imlay. 231. 

Charles, 231. 

Thomas, 231, 232. 

Catharine, 231. 

Elizabeth, 231, 232. 

Juliet Ann (Hill), 231. 

Capt. Moses, 231, 232. 

Coryell, 232. 

Sarah, 232. 

Colonel Van Cleve, 232. 

Martha, 261, 326. 

Samuel, 317. 

Harrison E., 298. 

Anna, 296. 

Jeremiah and Elizabeth Ely, 296. 

John C, 211. 

Samuel, Capt. John, of Rev. 
Army, Phebe, 223; Rebecca, 
Mary, EUz., Sarah, Ann, Mar- 
tha, Samuel, Eliz. B. (Wahns- 
ley), Sarah Green, 224; Abi- 
gail, 225; Laomi, 226; Wm., 
Eliz., Mary, Charles, Sarah 
Wood (Ward), Eliza Ann, Na- 
thaniel, Capt. Ely, Capt. Jo- 
seph, Christian, Eliz. H., 231; 
Joseph, Sarah B. (Phillips), 
Leah W., Imlay, Amanda H., 

Rebecca B., Charles, Lydia A. 
H.. Fanny. 232. 

Eliz. (Van Cleve), Martha (Cory- 
ell). Mary (Coryell). Bathshe- 
ba L. (Sassaman), 232. 
Moot, John, 174. 
Morgan, Marah, 242. 

John D., 371. 

Albert Ely, 371. 

Phcebe Ely. 371. 
Morton. Cynthia, 177, 238. 

Letitia, "249. 
Morris, Abner and Sarah (Winder), 

Lewis, 167. 

Marie Antoinette, 285, 351. 

Robt. H., 185. 
Moss, Thomas, 261, 327. 

Joseph, 327. 

Edna, 328. 

Samuel C, 327. 

Gladys E., 327. 
Mott. Wm. Becket, 290. 

Edward, of the 2nd troop Royal 
Life Guards, 290. 

Sarah Becket, 290. 

Edward, 290. 

Wm. B., 224, 290. 

Edward, Jr., 290. 

Wm. B. and Elizabeth Sarah 
(Moore), 290. 

Sarah Ann, 290. 

Edward Thomas, 290. 

Elizabeth Catherine, 290. 

Mary Moore, 291. 

Jane Markrina, 291. 

Martha Moore, 291. 

Sarah Ann, 360. 

Mount, Charles, 245. 
Elizabeth, 170. 
Rebecca, 265. 
Ann, 264. 

Richard and Lydia, 264. 
Pamelia Ann, 264. 
Henry J., 332. 
Helen Ely, 332. 
Aehsah, 265. 
William, 265. 
Mary, 268. 

Muhlenberg, General Peter, 255. 
Mulford. Firman S., 302. 

Mary B., 302. 
Muney, Pa., 252. 
Mullen, Israel, of Horsham, 304. 

Howard Ely, 304. 

Clarence, 304. 

Wesley, 304. 



Murray, Alice, 269. 

William, 269. 

Wm., 210. 
Muaignani, Prince, 270. 
Myers, Franklin Pierce, 306. 

Franklin Ely, 306. 

Edward Britton, 306. 

Mary Ely, 306. 

Joseph S., 306. 

Earle Pierce, 306. 

, 363. 

McArthur, Vinton Co., Ohio, 288. 
McChesney, Dr. Charles, Sec. of 
State, N. J., 270. 

Dr. Jonathan E., 210. 
McCluckin, Wm., 258. 

Elizabeth, 258. 

Harmon, 258. 

Jane, 258. 

Melvin, 258, 

Newton, 258. 

Ruth, 258. 
McCoy, Amy, 294. 
McDowell, W. H., 247. 

Wm. H., 247, 312. 

W. H. and Mercy (Ely), 312. 

David, 312. 

Frank, 312. 

Alonzo, 312. 

Mark Ely, 312. 

Gilbert, 312. 

Newton, 312. 

Irwin, 312. 

Ella, 312. 

Lizzie, 312. 
McFaddin, Benjamin, 298. 
McFarland, Alice, 259. 
McFerren, Emeline, 315, 382. 
McGrew, Luella, 327. 
Mclntyre, Charles, 253. 
McKean, Thomas, 293. 

Thos., 190. 
McKenney, Rose, 236. 
McKinley, Elizabeth, of Phila., 373. 

John, Comd'r in Chief, 189. 
McKinstry, Harry, 246. 
McKnight, John,' 207. 
McLaughlin, Marietta, 279. 
McNeely, Abigail, 299. 

National Trades Union, 235. 

Educational Association, 359. 
Naylor, Catherine, 296. 

Eliza, 382. 
Neal, Joseph, 361. 
Negus, Mary, 351. 

Neeley, Abigail, 242. 

Neil, Capt. Thos. H., made Colonel 

in Civil War, 349. 
Newark Free Library, 404. 

Municipal Affairs of, 403. 
Newbold, Caroline Amelia, 287. 
Newcastle, Duke of, 167, 184. 
Nevill, Sir Thomas, 166. 
New Hope, Ferry at, 157. 

Pa., 380. 
New Jersey, Council for the Prov- 
ince of, 167. 
Newton township, Sussex Co., N. J., 

231, 232. 
Newtown, Long Island, Charter of, 

Township, Bucks Co., 180, 245. 
New York Society Library, Me- 
morial Alcove in, 229. 

Society Library, Gifts to, 229. 
Nickelson, Ann, 241. 

Ann, of Yardley, 297. 
Nixon, John, 213. 
Nockamixon township, Bucks Co., 

Pa., 288. 
Norcross, Margaret, 309. 

Charles and Hannah, 309. 

Charles, 253. 
Norristown Herald and Norriatown 
(Pa.) Eegister, 360. 

Northrup, , 373. 

Norton, John, Jr., 262, 263. 

John, Sr., 263. 

John and Grace (Gillam), 263. 

Richard, 263. 

John, 263. 

Joshua, 263, 264. 

William, 263. 

Hannah, 263. 

John and Mary (Ely), 264. 

Ann, 264. 

Richard, 264. 

John H., 264. 

William, 264. 

Grace, 264. 

Mary, 264. 

Isaac and his brother William, 

Daniel D., 264. 

Chas. McChesney, 392. 

Chas. and Lydia (Slack), 392. 

Dr. Horace Greelv, 392. 

Richard and EUen (Wycoff), 392. 

Washington Irving, 392. 

John, 206. 
Noviough, Edwin, 213. 



O 'Fallon, Harriette Louise, 307. 

Benj. and Sally Champe (Carter), 

Col. John, of St. Louis, 307. 
Olden, Sarah M., 287. 

Joseph, 221, 287. 
Old York Road, Pa., 162. 
Oswald, Isadore M., 324. 
Overholt, Samuel, 365. 

Enos, 365. 

Packer, Aaron, 345. 

Sarah L., 345. 

Jesse P., 345. 
Paist, John, 296. 
Palmer, Allen, 319. 

Atlee P., 305. 
Pancoast, Achsah, 267. 
Pancost, Mercy, 170. 
Parry, Mifflin, 360. 

Jane, 242. 

David, 284. 

John and Rachel (Fell), of Buck- 
ingham, 284. 

Ely, M.D., 284. 

Letitia, 284. 

Rachel, 284. 

James, 284. 

John, 284. 

Seneca Ely, 284. 

Thomas, 284. 

Rachel, 344. 

Seneca Ely, 344. 

Seneca and Priscilla (Stnbbs), 

John Stubbs, 344. 

Letitia, 344. 

Dr. Ely, 342, 343. 

Henry B., 342. 

John Ely, 342. 

Anna Weatherby, 343. 

Lucy Sinnickson, 343. 

Charlotte R., 343. 

George Atlee, 343. 

Lydia, 343. 

David and Elizabeth (Ely), 218, 
284, 343, 344. 
Parsons, Elwood, 389, 390. 

Isaac and Lydia Ajin (Ander- 
son), 389. 

Elwood and Mercy (Taylor), 390. 

Wm. T., 390. 

Annie C, 390. 

Mary T., 390. 

Lydia A., 390. 

George T., 390. 

Rose, 390. 

Ella, 390. 

Ann, 181; John, 182; Ruth, Oliver 
and Wuth W., of "Maple 
Grove," 220. 
Parker, Matilda, 289, 358. 
Patterson, John W., of N. J., 254; 
removes to Va., 254. 

Lucy, 254. 

Mary, 267. 

Samuel Dewees, 290. 

Amos C, 364. 

Benj. C, 364. 

Jesse and Hulda, 364. 

Sam'l Dewees, editor and publish- 
er, 360, 361. 

Samuel, 361. 

Sam'l Dewees and Sarah Ann 

(Mott), 361, 400. 

Wm. Mott, 361. 

Sam'l Sherwood, 361. 

Dr. Sam'l Davenport, 361. 

Jas. Buchanan, 361. 

Wm. Mott, journalist and editor, 
400, 401. 

Wm. Mott and Susan B. (Winter), 

Mary Matilda, 401. 

Sarah Ann, 401. 

Ella Foering, 401. 

Clara Derr, 401. 

Wm. Comstock, 401. 

Col. Saml., 189; John W., 194, 
Paxson, Ann, 181; John, 182; Ruth, 
Oliver, Ruth W., of "Maple 
Grove," 220; Amos C, 246, 
307; Rachel (Ely), 307. 

Howard H., 247. 

Mary Anna, 247. 

Benj., 242. 

Jos. and Mary (Heston), 242. 

Jane (Ely), 242. 

Benj. and Jane (Ely), 242, 299. 

Isaiah, 242. 

Matilda, 242. 

Wm., 242. 

Benj. Ely, 242. 

Joseph M., 242. 

Sarah, 242. 

Martha, 242. 

Mary, 242. 

Jane, 242. 

Joseph, 242. 

George, 242. 

Esther, 242. 

Rachel, 242. 

Geo. and Sarah (Magill), 242. 

Edward, 171. 

Benjamin, 180. 



John, 249. 

Henry, of Solebury, 249. 

Ely, 249. 

Henry, 249, 250. 

Morris, 250. 

Sarah, 250. 

Elizabeth, 250. 

Edward Ely, 286. 

Albert S., 286. 

Sarah Ann, 286. 

Mahlon and Sarah (Walker), 286. 

Joshua, of Bristol, 286. 

Oliver, 287. 

Elizabeth, 298. 

Euth, 173. 

Eichard E., 301. 

Oliver W., 301. 

Howard H., 315. 

Oliver and Euth Ann (Ely), 352. 

Eichard E., of Lahaska, Pa., 372. 

Eichard and Eleanor (Ely), 372. 

Thomas Ely, 372. 

Edward E., 372, 

Mary Ely, 372. 

Harriet P., 372. 

Anna L., 372. 

Dr. Oliver H., of Phila., 373. 

William, 373. 

Eichard Eandolph, 373. 

Alfred, 381. 

Howard H. and Elizabeth (Ely), 

Margaret Elizabeth, 381. 

Eose Ellen, 381. 

Martha EUzabeth, 381. 

Letitia, 307. 

Hannah, 308. 

Moses, 308. 

Sallie, 308. 

Frank, 308. 

Marion, 308. 

Clement, 308. 

Beulah S., 308. 

Sarah Ann, 308. 

Mary Ellen, 308. 

Louis C, 308. 

Martha E., 308. 

Caroline, 308. 

Albert S., of Buckingham, 351. 

Sam'l Johnson, 351. 

Albert S. and Lavinia (Ely), 351. 

WilUam Ely, 351. 

Edward Ely, 351. 

Henry Douglass, 351. 

Hannameel Canby, 351. 

Joshua, 352. 

Joshua and Mary (Willett), of 
Phila., 352. 

Edward Ely, 352. 
Oliver, 352. 
Peargon, Sarah, 238. 
Euth B., 381. 

Wilson and Eachel (Fell), 381. 
Theodocia, 201. 
Penn, William, 172. 

John, 189. 
Pennington Farm, 176. 

Village of, 174. 
Pennsylvania Eeporter, 360, 361. 
Historical Society, 156, 335. 
Commonwealth, Oath of Alle- 
giance to, 238. 
"Gazette," 167. 
E. E. Co. (Belvidere Division), 

History Club, 377. 
E. E., Phila., Engineering Dept.^ 
Pennville, Ind., 242. 

Cemetery, Jay Co., Ind., 299. 
Perrine, Henrv, 264. 
Jas. W., 268. 
Major John, 267. 
Allison Ely, 267. 
Barclay, 267. 
Eleanor T., 267. 
John Eue, 267. 
Lewis C, 267. 
Sarah Ann, 267. 
Jas. Anderson, 267. 
Achsah, 267. 
Almena, 244, 302. 
John and Azuba, 302. 
Joseph, 392. 
Enoch, 265. 

Maj. John, Lewis, Thos., 208. 
Perry, Commodore, 384. 

Eli, 242. 
Parsing, Alfred, 319. 
Elmer, 319. 
Burton, 319. 

Benj. and Sarah (Ely), of Ful- 
ton Co., O., 319. 
Caleb Ely, of Ceres, Calif., 319. 
Hamilton S., 319. 
Wm. B., 319. 
Geneva, 319. 
Nella, 319. 
Vem, 319. 
Eachel, 319. 
Cora M., 319. 
Maggie J., 319. 
ayde H., 319, 320. 
Alvin W., 320. 
Mary J., 320. 
Sadie, 320. 



Catherine, 320. 

Ely, 320, 

Benjamin, 258. 
Pettit, Moses, 154. 

Christian, 155. 

Jane, 155, 157. 

Mary, 155. 

Nathaniel, 155. 

John, 157. 

Moses, 157. 

Thomas, 157. 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 

Phillips, Jacob, 297. 

Aaron, 165. 

Keziah, 174. 

Mill, 165. 

James, 232. 

Sarah B., 231. 

Capt. John, 231. 

Aaron, 181. 

Family, 181. 
Pitt, Lord, 186. 
Phillipaburg, Board of Education 

of, 401. 
Pickering, Kebecca, 251, 316. 
Pidcock, Hannah, 177, 237. 

J. Williams, 309. 
Pierson, Sarah, 294. 
Pifer, George, 325. 

Carmi, 325. 

Mildred, 325. 
Pike, L. J., 318. 

Bertie, 318. 

Alma, 318. 

Tract, 165, 250. 
Plumstead, Pa., 253, 363. 
Poe, Edgar Allan, 360. 
Pollock, Helen, 292, 360. 
Porter, Lieut. Henry O., 280. 

Governor David B., 360. 
Potter, Henry Albert, of Orange, 
N. J., 362. 

Dr. Edmond, Edmond, Leonard, 
Thomas M., 224. 
Potts, Stacy, 200. 
Poulson, Daniel, 246. 
Powell, David L., 323. 

Joseph, 323. 

Martha, 323. 

William, 323. 
Pownall, Elizabeth, 250, 315, 379. 

Eeuben and Mary (Lee), 315. 
Pratt, Anne E. 269. 
PraulsvUle, N. J., 168. 
Preston, Martha, wife of Thomas 

Ely, 172. 
Preston, Hy. & Baehel, Martha, 216. 

Price, Carrol B., 308. 

Eeuben, 308. 

May Elizabeth, 309. 

Eeuben Moore, 309. 

Fred'k Newlin, 309. 

Alice Eachel. 309. 

George, 169.' 

James, 160, 168, 169. 
Primrose, Valley of the, 165. 
Prince George's Chapel, 191. 
Princeton Theological Seminary, 

University Endowments, 228. 
Pritchet, Ainie, 319. 
Prout, Mary, 160, 167. 

Love, 174. 
Pruden, Joanna, 174. 
Pugh, Sophia, 354, 400. 

John B. and Elizabeth S. (Fox), 
Purcell, Bird, 258. 
Pursel, Franklin, 372. 

Eandolph, 372. 
Pursell, Thomas Stone, 401. 
Putnam County, Ohio, 256. 
Pyle, Elizabeth, 241. 

Letitia C, 304. 
Quick, Titus, 176. 

Eabbit Eun, Pa., 241. 
Eadford, Maggie, 366. 
Eandolph, Thos. Mann, of Tucka- 
hoe Plantation, Va., 254. 

Louisa, 194, 254. 

Thos. Mann and Lucy (Patter- 
son), 254. 

Eichard, 220. 
Eahl, Col., the Hessian, 199, 200. 
Eawson, Eliza Ann, 390. 
Beading, Estelle, 372. 

Jno., 185. 
Eeed, Thomas, 174. 
Eeeder, John and Joanna, 163. 
Eeeder, Abraham, 258. 

Elizabeth, 258, 318. 

John, 258. 

Letitia, 258. 

Sarah J., 258. 

Joseph E., 314. 

Merrick, J. P., 314. 

Merrick and Elizabeth (East- 
burn), 315. 

David K., 315. 

Elizabeth M., 315. 

William P., 315. 

Mary, 315. 

Eastbum, 249. 

Merrick, 249. 



Eastburn, 402, 403. 
Jos. E. and Letitia (Betts), 402. 
Family, History of the, 403. 
Watson K., 403. 
Elizabeth, 403. 
Letitia E., 403. 
Martha, 403. 

Joseph Eastburn, 377, 378. 
Merrick and Elizabeth (East- 
burn), 377. 
Joseph and Letitia (Betts), 378. 
Eastbum, 378. 
Elizabeth, 378. 
David K., 378. 

Merrick and Elizabeth (East- 
burn), 378. 
Elizabeth, 378. 
Charles M. and Jane, 378. 
David K. and Elizabeth (Mer- 
rick), 378. 
Merrick, Jr., 378. 
Edward H., 378. 
Sarah Jane, 378. 
Wm. P., 378. 
Mary, 378. 

Wm. P. and Mary, 378. 
Clemanta, 378. 
Wm. Henry, 378. 
Anna May, 379. 
Sarah E., 379. 
Charles W., 379. 
Eenner, Samuel, 367. 
Eeeve, Mary, 251. 

Josiah, 251. 
Revell, Thomas, 154, 161, 164. 

Mary, 154. 
Eeynolds, Rebecca H., 364. 

Joseph and Ann, 364. 

G. W., 236. 
Ehoads, Edward G., 352. 

Dr. James E., 287, 352. 
Eice, Dr. Louis C, 316, 384. 

Edward Field, 348, 395. 

Marion, 376. 

Hon. Hampton W. and Emma 
(Kenderdine), of Solebury, 376. 

Dr. L. C. and Lucille (Ely), 384. 

Lillie Ida, 384. 

Marion N., 384. 

Pauline M., 384. 

Agatha Hope, 395. 

Julia Mabel, 395. 

Mary Helen Louise, 395. 

Ethel Florence, 395. 

Edward, 395. 

Susan, 395. 

Henry, 395. 

Eichards, Margaret, 181, 251. 
John, 246. 
Isaac, 181. 
Eiddle, Clarkson C, 322, 

Florence, 322. 
Eichardson, Elizabeth, 251. 
Wm. and Elizabeth, 251. 
Lydia, 284. 

Eighter, Elizabeth, 248. 
Eittenhouse, Catharine, 256. 
George E., 256. 
Wm., Sarah, 232. 

Eoberts, , 168. 

Robinson, James M., 243. 
Mary Ann, 268, 336. 
John M., 213. 
Eadcliffe, Eudolph, 213. 
Eogers, E. A., 268. 

John, 217. 
Eapp, Joseph, 224. 
Eussell & Co., China Merchants, 228. 
Eoh, Anna Maria, of Charleston, S. 

C, 290. 
Eome, N. Y., 170. 

Eomers, Senor Don Mathias, Mexi- 
can Minister, 282. 
Eomine, Joseph, 288. 

Joseph C. and Elizabeth C. (Ely), 

Joseph E., 357. 
Hugh B., 357. 
Edward C, 357. 
Jessie E., 357. 
Lydie D. E., 357. 
Joseph E., 357. 
Nellie H., 357. 
Euth, 357. 
William E., 357. 
Kate, 357. 
Carrie B., 357. 
Eobert T., 357. 
Eose, Judith, 274. 
Judith, 341. 
Pierre, 341. 
Oliver P., 367. 
Eoss County, Ohio, 346. 
Eossel, Nathaniel, 161. 
Eue, Achsah Ely, 267, 336. 
Gilbert W., 268. 
Mathew and Eebecca (Ely), 268, 

Mathew, 207; Samuel, 207. 
Rutherford, 187. 
Eunyan, Morris C, 313. 
Hugh A., 313. 
Harry L., 313. 
Margaret A., 313. 



Morris C, Jr., 313. 
Horace Ely, 313. 
Albert, 313. 
Clara Ely, 313. 

St. Clair, Martha, 253; of Allen- 
town, N. J., 253. 

Sir John, 187. 
St. Mary's Church, 166. 
St. Louis Finance, 307. 
Salsbury, John, 326. 

John and Esther B. (Ely), 326. 

Asher Ely, 326. 

Asher, 326. 

John W., 326. 

Nathan, 326. 

Catherine E., 326. 

Adelaide, 326. 

John, 260. 

John W., 260. 

Nathan, 260. 

Catharine E., 260. 

Ida A., 260, 326. 
Sands, Rachel, 241. 
Sassaman, Bathsheba (Lukene), 232. 

William, 232. 
Sayre, Ida, 370. 

Martha, 253. 

Charles and Esther, 370. 
Scarborough, Hannah (Woretall), 
295, 365. 

Lizzie, 240. 

Pearson, 365. 
Scattergood, Samuel, 156. 
Schenck, Jos. P., 239. 

Maggie, 334. 

Elizabeth, 330. 
Scioto Gazette, 346. 
Scott, Adam, 276, 342. 

Frank, 342. 

Elizabeth, 342. 

General Winfield, 346. 

County, Ky., 348. 
Scotten, Squire, 216. 
Schaab, Charles L., 387. 
Schuyler, Aaron, 264. 

Col. Peter, 184. 
Scully, Margaret, 309. 

John and Sarah (Buckman), 309. 
Scudder, Jed., Sarah, John, 222. 
Secession Ordinance, 280. 
Seitz, Mattie M., 293. 
Service, Eev. I. E., of Ceres, Calif., 

Severns, Theo., 159. 
Sharpe, Gov., 185. 
Shirley, Genl., 186. 

Shaddinger, Susannah, 308. 
Shaeffer, Anna Maria, of Kensing- 
ton, 290. 
Shamokin, Pa., 168. 
Sharpless, Jane, 320. 

Rachel P., 344. 

Wm. P. and Anna G. (Pennell), 
Shaw, Mary, 299. 

Benjamin, 299. 
Shoemaker, Sarah C, 344. 
Shober, Samuel, 291. 
Shrewsbury, Earls of, 166. 
Shaefer, Wm. Leslie, of Pottsville, 

Pa., 362. 
Shangle, Philip, 268. 

Carrie, 325. 
Shaugh, Sarah, 261. 

Adelbert, 261. 
Shaw, Harvey, 285. 

Benjamin, 298. 

Ephraim and Margaret, 298. 
Sheed, George and Rebecca, 286. 

Rebecca, 286. 
Shipman, Charles, 257. 

Delilah, 257. 

Ely, 257. 

George, 257. 

Hamilton, 257. 

Catharine, 258. 

Harmon, 257. 

Hester J., 257. 

Samuel, 257. 

Maria, 250. 
Silver Creek Coal Mining Co., 361. 
Simcock, Jacob, Chf. Justice, 178. 

John, of Ridley, 178. 

Sarah, 178. 

Sarah, 181. 

Joseph, 181. 

Mary (H), 181. 
Simons, Anna, of Phila., 249, 314. 
Skirm, Sarah, 169. 

Joseph, 205. 
Slack, Lydia, 392. 
Slack, Joseph, 302. 

Mahlon W., 252. 

Elizabeth C, 300. 

Henry and Ann, 300. 

Rachel B., 300. 

Peter, 392. 
Small, Eva Lavinia, 369. 

David Wilson, 297, 368. 

Hon. David Wilson and Susanna 
(Ely), children of, 368. 

Flora Isabel, 369. 

Geo. Follette Wilson, 368. 



Kathleen, 368. 

Lester Wilson, 368. 

William Dafter, 369. 
Smedley, Eebecca, 307. 
Smith, Joseph, 154. 

Phoebe (Canby), 153, 162, 299, 

Thomas, 154, 156, 173. 

I., 156. 

Kobert, 162, 298. 

Rebecca, 180, 245, 297, 300, 369. 

Sarah, 180, 244. 

Anna, 175. 

Rev. Caleb, 175. 

William, 179. 

Cyrus, 241, 297. 

Robert and Elizabeth, 244, 245. 

Elizabeth, 243, 297. 

Cyrus and Mary (Ely), 243, 299, 
300, 369. 

Rachel, 239. 

Sarah E., 298. 

Joseph E. (1828-1888), 298. 

Patience (1836-1889), 298. 

Tacy B., 298. 

Timothy, 298. 

Jonathan, 300. 

Joseph and Nan, 300. 

Newlin E., 300. 

Caroline, 302. 

Frederick L., 311, 376. 

Cora, 305. 

Belle, 308. 

Horace, 308. 

Lucretia, 326. 

Annie, 342, 343. 

Edward K. and Annie Sinnickson, 

Simeon, 367. 

Clara A., 368. 

Sallie v., 368. 

Ely J., 376. 

Phoebe, 243. 

Bowen Bancroft, 393. 

Bowen Hunt Bancroft, 393. 

Luther R., 322, 394. 

Luther R. and Adeline (Ely), 
children of, 394. 

Luther Ely, 394. 

Helen Adeline, 394. 

Saml., 183; Thos., Jr., Eliz. (K.), 
Robt., Phoebe (Canby), 219; 
Hannah, Joseph, John, Bar- 
bara F., Hugh, Rebecca, Ste- 
phen, Phebe M., 219; Thos., 
Eliz. F., Ely, Eliz., Sarah, Hy., 
Saml., Ann (K.), 220. 

Snyder, Anthony and Delilah, 389. 

Tamar E., 324, 389. 

Clifford C, 331. 

Jemima A., 332, 

Sarah, 245. 
Society of Friends, 299. 
Solebury, Bucks Co., Pa., 159, 178. 
179, 236, 237, 238, 246. 

township, Bucks Co., Pa., 164, 

Farmers' Club, 353, 376. 

Monthly Meeting, 3.54, 375, 376. 

School Board, 354. 

Early Settlers of, 403. 
South Mountain, Battle of, 272. 
Spencer Ann, 274. 

Ezra, Hannah E., Sarah, Hugh 
Ely, Sarah Ann Way, 212. 
Southwiek, Ira, 217. 
Springer, Abraham, 313. 
Stacy, Mahlon, 153. 

Rebecca, 153. 
Stackhouse, Keziah, 315, 382. 
Standback, Catharine, 2.58. 
Stanton, Mary Darwin, 348, 397, 

Hon. E. M., 374, 398. 

Darwin E. and Nancy (Hooker), 
Starr, Jeremiah, 241. 
Steeknan, Thomas, 245. 
Steubenville and Indiana R. R., 374, 
Stewart, Charles, 292. 

Clarence Dudley, 293. 

Clement, 293. 

Anna, 293. 

Edward Farmer (1819-1902), 292. 

Elizabeth, 293. 

Ellen (1822-1849), 292. 

John (1796-1885), 292. 

John and Elizabeth (Green), 
children of, 292. 

Marie, 293. 

Mary, 292. 

Ralph Tindall, 293. 

Rodney, 293. 

Robert, 292. 

Russel C, jurist, 293. 

Thomas (1752-1836), 292. 

William, 292. 

John, Eliz. (G.), 226. 
Stillwell, Daniel, 175. 
Stine, John C, 352. 
Stocklager, Philip. 275. 
Stockdale, John, 183. 
Stockdale, John, 183. 
Stottz, Jacob, 323. 



stout, Martha N., 294. 

Martha Ann, 362. 

Jacob and Catherine (Wambold), 

Harvey, 364. 

Jane F., 371. 
Stover, Henry C, 303. 
Strickeard, Amos, 179. 
Struble, Susan, 260, 322. 
Stryker, James, 251. 

John, 211. 
Stubbs, Priscilla, 344. 
Stuyvesant, Governor, 157. 
Styer, Charles and Hannah, 300. 

Lydia E., 300. 
Sullivan, Georgiana, 339. 
Summers, Emma, 296. 
Surveyor of Port of New York (Col. 

Moore), 235. 
Sussex, N. J., 232. 

Co., Delaware, 156. 
Susquehanna River, Md., 171. 

Mo., 171. 
Sutphen, Wm. Potter, 340. 
Sutton, Hannah, 252. 
Swisher, Marion, 320. 
Swartzel, Manasseh W., 275. 
Swarthmore College, 306. 

Talbot, Bishop, 166. 

Tallman, , 252. 

Tally, Pearson, 299. 
Taylor, Hannah Maria, 230. 

John B., 230. 

Mary, 334. 

Mary Morford, 266. 

President Zachary, 346. 

Bayard, 360. 

Edward, 393. 

Mercy Ann, 390. 

Wm. and Mercy (Crozer), 390. 
Teas, Ellen, 304. 

George, 304. 
Ten Eyck, Catherine, 291. 
Terry, Hannah A., 300. 

Joseph and Mary, 300. 

John, Sarah, 214. 
Thomas, Peter, 267. 

, 216. 

Thompson, Annie, 248, 314. 

Almira, 264. 

Albert J., 370. 

Helen Ann, 264. 

Lewis E., 370. 

Warner C, 370. 

Mary, 326. 

John, 211. 
Thorn, Mary, 253. 

Thurston, Israel, 204, 260. 
Timanus, Rev. J. J., 372. 
Tindall, Maria, 293. 
Titus, Eleanor, 252, 317. 
Tomlinson, Edith, 371, 

Robert K. and Mary E., 371. 
Torbert, Emma, 371. 
Towson, Elizabeth, 275. 
Traill, Elizabeth, 175. 

Eliz., Hon. Robt., Family, Lords 
of Blebo, Scotland, 226. 
Trego, Rachel Anna, 378. 

Edward Augustus, 398; Jr., 398. 
Trenton, N. J., 162, 178. 

Banking Co., 230. 

Savings Bank, 230. 
"Trenton Times," 183. 

Battle of, described, 234. 
Ticonderoga, Battle of, 194. 
Tressler, Emma L., 327. 
Tripp, Hannah, 261, 326. 
Trout, Ebenezer, 154. 
Tucker, David, 177. 

Henry, Aaron, Geo., Lewis, Wm., 
Ellen Eliza, 205. 

Samuel, 225. 
Twining, Susanna, 299. 

Caroline, 241, 298. 
Tyler, Henry, 303. 
Townsend, Jos., 182. 

John, Steph., Hannah, Merab, 
Rachel, 182. 

United New Jersey R. R. and Canal 
Co., 357. 

States Land Office, Le Compton, 
Kans., 235. 
Updycke, Amos P., 308. 

Annabelle, 308. 

Augusta, 308. 

Charles M., 308. 

J?iora, 308. 

Louis P., 308. 

Minnie, 308. 
Upper Makefield, N. J., 369. 

township, Bucks Co., 285. 
University of New York, Endow- 
ments, 228. 

Van Cleve, John, 222 ; Aaron, Eliz., 
227; Elizabeth, 232. 

Colonel John, 176. 

Capt. Benjamin, 175. 
Vandeveer, Dr., 400. 
Van Derveer, David Augustus, 393. 

Ella Hunt, 393. 

Louise Hunt, 393. 

Marianna Hunt, 393. 



Vandine, Ida, 363. 
Van Dorn, Jane, 267. 
Van Dycke, Achsah, 168. 
Van Fossen, Keziah, 296, 367. 
Van Harter, Elizabeth, 244. 
Van Kirk, Cornelius, 230. 
Van Marter, EUzabeth, 303. 

William, 297. 
Vanpelt, Jane Ellen, 300, 370. 
Vansant, Laura E., 372. 

Margaret, 316, 383. 
Venables, Frances, 160. 

Joyce, 160. 

William and Elizabeth, 160. 

Waldon, Elizabeth K., 393. 
Walton, Aaron and Mary Ann, 309. 

Alfred, 296. 

Anna, 367. 

Benjamin, 296. 

Charles, 367. 

Deborah, 296. 

Edna May, 376. 

Edwin and Mary W. (Koberts), 

Ellen, 294. 

Eliza, 237. 

Elizabeth, 239, 364. 

Ellis, 309. 

Henry, 296. 

Howard, 296. 

Jesse and Mary, 364. 

Jesse T., 298. 

James and Jane, 298. 

John, 241, 296. 

John and Sarah (Ely), 296, 367. 

Louisa, 248. 

Lucien, 240. 

Laura Ely, 178. 

Marguerite, 377. 
. Mark Hubert, 377. 

Martha Ely, 377. 

Sarah Ann, 296, 309. 

Sallie, 367. 

Martha, 296. 

Rebecca, 296. 

Seth, 311, 376. 

Seth and Laura (Ely), children 
of, 376. 

William E., 296. 

William Ely, 367. 

Willis E., 367. 
Wall, Eliza, 243. 

George and Prudence, 243. 
Wallower, John, 275. 
Wain, Nicholas, 178. 

Sarah, 178. 
Wann, Ida*S., 367. 

Ward, Sarah Wood, 230. 
Warden, Wm., 154. 
Ware, Capt., 184. 
Walmsley, EUz., 220. 
Waples, Miss, 192. 
Warford, Sarah, 161. 

Sara, 169. 
Warner, Benjamin, 172. 
Harvey, 247. 
Hannah, 172. 
Jane, 303, 375. 

Croasdale, Mary (Briggs) , Joseph, 
Agnes (Croasdale), John, Ann, 
of Bloekley, Phila., 212; Benj., 
John, Mary (Kirk), Hannah, 
Sarah E., Mary, Martha, Mit- 
chell, Joseph, Sarah (C), Ea- 
chel, Deborah (K.), Asaph, 214. 
Warrcll, J., 159. 

Warren County Journal, Belvidere, 
N. J., 235. 
Democrat, 401. 
Washington Monument, 233. 

Col. Geo., 185; Letter, 186; at 
Trenton, 200. 
Waters, Sarah (Brown), 283. 
Weachter, Mrs. Mary (Dewees), 

Weart, Charles Douglass, 369. 
Charles and Mary Ann, 369, 
David Wilson, 369. 
Dorothy Elizabeth, 369. 
James Garrison, 369. 
James Garrison, Jr., 369. 
Margaret Garrison, 369. 
Weaver, Lavinia, 337. 
Ethan Allen, 401. 
Cornelius Weygant, 402. 
Ethan A. and Mary M. (Patter- 
son), children of, 402. 
Wm. H. and Elizabeth E. (Abel), 

Gertrude, 402. 
Kennett Patterson, 402. 
Marguerite Elizabeth, 402. 
Webster, Ella, 304. 
George, 303, 304. 
Joshua Ely, 304. 

Naylor and Hannah (Dowlin), 
303, 304. 
Webb, John, 269. 
Weiner, Electa B., 384. 

Jacob and Esther, 384. 
Weingartner, Lincoln, 304. 
Wells, Eebecca, 274. 
Francis Marion, 292. 
Elmer G. Ely, 342. 
Florence Elizabeth, 342. 



Grace Ely, 342, 

Wm. H., 342. 

Ferry (now New Hope), Pa.), 

Wm. mil, 191; Rev., 193. 
West, Anderson, 307. 

Joseph A., 307, 

Chester Norman School, 400. 

Unity, Fulton Co., O., 386. 

Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, O., 348. 

Darby, Lancashire, England, 285. 
Westtown School, Legacies to, 221. 
Weygandt Genealogy (1897), 402. 

Cornelius, Germantown branch of 
descendants, 402. 
Whaley, Claude, 322. 

Emma, 322. 

Joseph, 322. 

S. M., 322. 

Wheeling, Alice, 240. 

Whig or Peace Party, 179. 

White, Amos and Ann (Rice), 293. 

Rachel, 237, 293. 

Maurice Ely, 306, 

William P., 306. 

Emma V., 354. 

Lendrum L. and Georgiana (Scat- 
tergood), 354. 

David, 320. 

Edna, 320. 

Ellie, 320. 

Ely, 320. 

Sadie, 320. 
Whitlock, John W,, 366. 
Whitson, Amy, 245. 

Burd, 247. 

Deborah, 180, 242. 

Hannah (Egan), 180, 247. 

Mary, 241. 

Thomas and Elizabeth, 242. 
Whitten, Eleanor, 353. 
Wiley, Joseph, 295. 
Wiley, Jane, 177, 237. 

James and Margaret (Wilson), 

Robert, 363. 
Wileman, Charles, 294. 

Cynthia, 294. 

Elizabeth, 294. 

Franklin, 294. 

Georgiana, 294, 

Mahlon, 294. 

Pierson, 294. 

Joseph, 294, 

Sarah, 294. 
WilUs, Annie P., 360. 
Wilkins, Harry E., 325. 

Wilkinson, Annie, 236. 
John, 162. 
Marshall, 298. 
Williams, Margaret, 288, 
J. Harry, 382. 

Chas., Sabina, Preston, Wm. Ely, 
Williamson, Edward C, 390. 
Jesse and Elizabeth, 390. 
Jesse, 251. 
Williamsport, Pa., 252. 
Wilmington, Delaware, 241, 299. 
Wilson, Elizabeth, 166. 
Dr. Ezekiel, 404. 
Hannah, 252. 
Isaac, 252. 
James and Mary (Holcombe), 

Dr. John, 286. 
Justice John, 238. 
Leah, 231. 
Lydia H., 382. 
Helen, 404. 
Nettie, 250, 251. 
Rev. Peter, 404. 
Rachel, 285. 
Rebecca, 284. 
Sarah M., 286. 
Stephen and Sarah (Blackfan), 

Hannah, Eliz., Saml., Rebecca 
(.C), 182. 
Winder, Aaron and Sarah (Van- 
horn), 350. 
Rebecca Richards, 350, 285. 
Windsor (East) township, 169. 

Cemetery Co., 169. 
Winks, Thos., Eliz., Ellen, Sarah, 

Joshua R., Amos, 212. 
Winter, Susan Burke, 361, 
Winthrop, John, Jr., 374. 
Witmer, Elizabeth, 275. 
Wisconsin, Governor of, 270. 

Second Volunteers, 271. 
Women 's Auxiliary Organization, 

Worley, John, 213, 
Wolf, Governor, 360. 
Wolverton, Elizabeth, 256. 
Wood, Mary E., 322. 
Mary E. H., 387. 
Newton E., 403. 
Wood House, near Schuylkill Haven, 

Woolston, Mary, 244. 
Worcestershire, England, 178. 
Worstall, Isaac H., 243, 247. 
Alfred E., 311. 



Emma E., 312. 

Hannah, 312. 

Isaac Heeton, 311. 

Isaac H. and Amy W. (Ely), chil- 
dren of, 311. 

Joseph H., 311. 

Mary Jane, 311. 
Worth, Giles, 164. 
Worthington, Albert P., 363. 

Andrew Conard, 308. 

AUce D., 363. 

Frank E., 362. 

John H. and Emil R. (Jonea), 

John W., 362. 

Gilbert and Esther D. (Michen- 
er), 363. 

Martha S., 363. 

Nathan, 297. 

Nathan E., 363. 

Paul, 363. 

Russel B., 363, 
Wright, Anna Maria, 365. 

Joshua, 156. 

Lydia Ann, 265. 

, 216. 

Wyckoff, Arthur, 264. 

Ellen, 264. 
Wymer, Electa B., 317. 
Wynkoop, Henry, 179. 

, 205. 

Yard, Joseph, 167; Solomon, 211. 
Yardley, Bucks Co., Pa., 287, 288. 
Yetter, John and Susan (Jones), of 
Philadelphia, 362. 

Mary Alberta, 362. 
Yocum, Emily, 250. 
York Road, Old, 162. 
Young Women's Christian Assoc 'n, 

Educational Committee of, 359. 
Youngstown, Ohio, 274. 

Zimmerman, Catharine Elizabeth, 


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