[Hutchinson] Ely of New Jersey went to pioneer Ohio ca. 1795-1805: John Ely
spent some time in Maryland,
finally settled in Franklin County Pennsylvania, Isaac and Joseph remained
in Ohio. John Ely had sons Daniel and William, possibly John and Jacob, plus
Isaac had known children Sarah, John, Jacob, Elizabeth, Isaac, Mary,
Catherine, Abraham. Joseph Ely had children William, James, Sarah, Mary and
From ARCHIVES OF NEW JERSEY, VOL. XL, CALENDAR OF NEW JERSEY WILLS; Ed. by
Elmer T. Hutchinson; McCrellish and Quigley Company; Trenton NJ; 1947:
Abstract of will of William Ely of Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County
NJ; Sept 30 1803, sons John and Isaac Ely "my messuage or tenement together
with other freehold estate and remainder of moveables, to be divided among
them. Son William 47 pounds. Sons Joseph and Richard each $8. Daughter Phebe
Ely 787 pounds with interest. Daughter Mary Perrine 326 pounds out of the
obligation against her husband, John Perrine. 330 pounds to be divided
between children William, Phebe, Elizabeth and Mary. Exectrs sons John and
Isaac Ely. Wit: William Kirby, Lewis Chamberlin, Ezekial Chamberlin. Proved
Aug 22, 1807. INventory of Aug 22, 1807 shows value of $16, 585.08, made by
Lewis and Enoch Chamberlin.
From ELY, REVELL AND STACYE FAMILIES; Comp by Reuben Pownall Ely; Flemming
H. Revell Company; New York, Chicago, Toronto, London and Edinburgh; 1910
pages 206-207:(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 Milford Burying Ground..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 Genessee Valley, New York.
From THE HISTORY OF WARREN COUNTY, OHIO; no auther; W. H. BEERS 7 CO.;
CHICAGO; no date. Page 804: JOSEPH ELY, farmer; P. O. Franklin; son of James
and Hannah (Craig) Ely, was born on the farm where he now lives, Feb. 20,
1836. HIs grandparents, Joseph and Catherine Ely, came here in 1802 and
bought over 300 acres of land. They had four sons and one daughter; their
second son was James, the father of our subject; he was born in New Jersey
in 1801, and the following year they removed to the Jersey Settlement,
Franklin Township. James was married to Miss Hannah Craig; this union was
blessed by two sons and three daughters, four of whom are still living,
Joseph being the eldest. He was married, in 1859, to Sarah, daughter of
Theodore and Rachael Marshall, born in Montgomery County Ohio in 1842...Mr.
Ely has 92 1/2 acres of the old homestead, which he bought of his father,
nearly all of it in a high state of cultivation. He is a member of the Old
School Baptist Church.
From PIONEER OHIO NEWSPAPERS 1793-1810; Karen Mauer Green; The Frontier
Press, Galveston TX; 1986: p. 86; No 23 Volume IV Wednesday 5 January 1803,
Whole No. 179: [a list of letters at PO in Cincinnati] "Joseph Ely in
Frankland...." FREEMAN'S JOURNAL, Vol 1 Number 4, Saturday, 9 July 1796. (A
list of letters at the post office in Cincinnati)John Craig... John Ely...
Abstracts from BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO LAND RECORDS, VOL. 1: 1803-1816; Shirley
Keller Mikesell; Heritage Books, Inc.; Butler County Land records Book A:
Deed dated 1807 Joseph Ely and Catherine his wife to Moses Vail. Deed dated
1808 Joseph Ely and Catherine his wife to George Loy. Book B: Deed dated
1809 Joseph Ely and Catherine his wife to Abram Street. Deed dated 1809
Joseph Ely and Catherine his wife to William Woodward. Book C: Joseph Ely
and Catherine his wife to John P. Crist. Deed dated 1812, Joseph Ely and
Catherine his wife to Rheuben Woodward.
From BUTLER COUNTY OHIO LAND RECORDS VOLUME 2:1816-1823: Deed dated 1804 USA
to Joseph Ely, assignee of Matthew Huston..mortgage dated 1817 Oliver
Stevens to Nicholas Davis. Deed dated 1817 Hugh Vail and Lydia his wife to
Joseph Ely of Warren Co. Middletown, lot 90.
From GATEWAY TO THE WEST, VOL. 2; Comp by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short;
Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc.; Baltmore, (1989?); page 647: Warren
County Guardianships 1818-1826: Aug. 1818: William Ely 18 years, Jane [sic]
Ely 17 years, Sally Ely 15 years, Mary Ely 13 years, children of Joseph Ely
dec'd chose Derrick Barkalow as guardian, ....also guardian of John Ely, 9
From BUTLER COUNTY CHANCERY RECORDS 1827-1829; CHANCERY RECORD 3, Court
House at Hamilton; as transcribed in GATEWAY TO THE WEST, VOL. 1; Comp by
Ruth Bowers and Anita Short; geenalogical Publishing Co Inc.; Baltimore;
1989. Page 132: Sept. 1829 - Heirs and Adms. of Joseph Ely vs. Milford, Butt
et al. In Chancery. Filed May 1828......on 4-19-1816 (John F. ) Finkle sold
said tractg to Joseph Ely. Petition to clear title to land, Joseph Ely,
dec'd. Children and Heirs: William Ely, James Ely, Sarah late Ely wife of
Thomas Anderson, Mary late Ely wife of John Marshall and John Ely a minor.
Page 506: Michael Gunckel and Sarah of Montgomery County Ohio 8-15-1829 Quit
Claim to Jacob Ely, Sarah being a daughter of Isaac Ely.: John Aley and
Susannah his wife of Greene County Ohio to Jacob Aley of same place 4-3-1832
Quit Claim, John Aley being a son of Isaac Ely dec'd; Jacob Fox and
Elizabeth his wife to Jacob Ely, all of Greene County Ohio 8-10-1818 Quit
Claim, Elizabeth being a daughter of Isaac Aley (Eley) dec'd. Isaac Ely of
Greene County Ohio, a son of Isaac Ely, dec'd to Jacob Aley 2-25-1829. David
Cosler and Mary his wife to Jacob Aley, all of Greene County Ohio,
8-15-1829 Quit Claim, Mary being a daughter of Isaac Aley, dec'd. Jacob
Gerst and Catherine his wife of Montgomery County Ohio to Jacob Aley of
Greene County Ohio 3-16-1829 Quit Claim; Samuel Staley and Catherine adms of
Daniel Staley, dec'd to David Cosler and Abraham Ely 11-17-1832. Abraham Ely
of Greene County, Ohio, a son of Isaac Ely, dec'd to Jacobn Ely of same
place 8-15-1829 Quit Claim.
From HISTORY OF CINCINNATI AND HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO; no author; S. B.
Nelson & Co. Publishers; Cincinnati Ohio; 1894; page 34: "About the time
that Symmes left Limestone, a strong settlement was established in the
valley of the Little Miami, nine or ten miles above Columbia, under the
leadership of Captain Abraham Covalt, a native of New Jersey, but a resident
of Butler county, western Penn., and a Revolutionary War veteran. He was one
of the leaders of the Miami immigration..."
From US FEDERAL CENSUS, PENNSYLVANIA; FRANKLIN COUNTY; GUILFORD TOWNSHIP;
1800 : John Ely, age 26-45, male age under 10, female age 26-45. US FEDERAL
CENSUS, PENNSYLVANIA, FREANKLIN COUNTY, GREEN TOWNSHIP; John Ely age 26-45,
1 female under age 10, 3 males under age 10, 1 female age 26-45.
From FRANKLIN COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA LAND RECORDS, DEED BOOKS, REGISTERED 15
JANUARY 1820: From Daniel Bittinger and Elizabeth his wife of Franklin
County, PA, under date of 2 May 1818, for $860 land in Green Township,
Franklin County, PA bounded by lands of Cassel Byer, John Hiller, Daniel
Ely, Frederick Mentzer and"other lands of John Ely." 17 acres and 32 perches
with 6% road allowance. Wit: Robert Morrison, Christian Wolf.
From: ELY FAMILY by Florence Ely, Massachusetts, privately printed, 1995:
Daniel Ely...William Ely, brother, fought in the Civil War....
From US FEDERAL CENSUS, PENNSYLVANIA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, GREEN TOWNSHIP, 1820:
Daniel Ealy 1 male 26-45, 1 female under age 10, 1 female 45 or older, 1
person engaged in agriculture. John Ealy 3 males under age 10, 2 males
16-26, 1 male age 45 or older, 1 female under age 10, 1 female 10-16, 1
female 16-26, 1 female 45 or older, 3 persons engaged in agriculture.
Jacob Ealy 1 male age 26-45, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 or older, 1 free
From ELY FAMILY, Florence Ely, privately printed, Massachusetts,1995: "They
went south and brought back a slave they set free."
From US FEDERAL CENSUS, PENNSYLVANIA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, GREEN TOWNSHIP 1830:
John Elley, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 60-70, 1
female 10-15, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 50-60. John Ealley, 1 male 15-20, 1
male 20-30, 1 female under age 5, 1 female 15-20.
From US FEDERAL CENSUS, PENNSYLVANIA, FREANKLIN COUNTY, GREEN TOWNSHIP,
1840: Daniel Ely 2 males 5-10, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30,
1 female 40-50.
From US FEDERAL CENSUS, PENNSYLVANIA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, GREEN TOWNSHIP, 7
SEPTEMBER 1850, DAVID MARKLEY, ASS'T MARSHALL:House 339, Family 343, Daniel
Ely, 70 [sic], laborer, real estate valued at $100, born MD, Matilda, age 50
born MD, John age 16 b. MD, Catherine age 18, b. MD, Elizabeth Carter, 24 b.
MD, John Carter 4, b. MD, HOUSE 342 FAMILY 346: Daniel Bradley, 35 black
male, laborer, b. MD, Elizabeth 25 black female b. MD, William Carter 8,
white male, b. MD
Elys of Butler, Warren and Greene Counties Ohio by "VermandoisMontgomery"