|More on Michael Ely|
In an article in the KEYHOLE, XI, 109 (July 1983) data was given on two Michael Elys. After this was published the baptismal record for most of the children of one of them was found at the Bindnagel Lutheran Church, North Londonderry Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. (See Egle's NOTES AND QUERIES, Series III, vol 2, 237.) There were two Michael Elys (relation unknown) about the same age. One called "Jr"' a blacksmith, was in what is now Buffalo Township, Washington County by 1778. He moved west about 1799 and was in Delaware County, Ohio in 1809. The other called "Sr" moved from Londonderry Township, now Lebanon County, to Buffalo Township about 1789 and died in Buffalo in 1819. Both men are in the tax lists, the 1790 census and the 1798 Direct Tax (on houses). Their relation to George Ely of nearby Finley Township is unknown. The following data are found for Michael Ely "Jr": June 1778 on Ohio Co (Va) tax list - this is now Buffalo Twp June 1779 signed call for Rev. Joseph Smith Nov 1779 on Ohio Co militia list 1782 private in Capt Eleazar Williamson's company 1783 taxed for 100 acres, 1 horse, 3 cows, 6 sheep 1790 census - 1 son under 16, 5 daughters 1798 house worth $20 1800 Dec 17 "late of Washington County", sold blacksmith tools 1809 at Sunbury, Ohio 1822 to Cardington, Ohio, where he died a few years later Michael Ely "Jr" b c1752 m c1775 likely Christina Wolf b Nov 25-1754, daughter of Peter Wolf, who was in (now) East Hanover Twp, Dauphin County in 1775. Their known children were: Peter Ely b 1787 m Elizabeth --- in Matteson, Wis in 1872 Christian Rosanna b 1793 d 1870 Delaware Co, Ohio m John Williamson The following data are found for Michael Ely "Sr": 1779-82 taxed in Londonderry Twp, now Lebanon County 1790 in Buffalo Twp, Washington Co with 3 young sons and 6 daughters 1791 Apr 11 "late of Dauphin (now Lebanon) County" bought farm adjoining Lawrence Stricker and Hardman Horn 1802 Mar 5 Ely, Horn and Stricker sold land for a church until 1819 when he died, listed on tax records - 1798 house $40 In the will of Michael Ely "Sr", probated Dec 24-1819 all the children listed below are named except John. In the estate papers is the phrase "if John should claim a share". When the will was written in 1816, his wife (Anna) Mary was dead. The estate was not settled until 1834. Michael "Sr" was married about 1772. Children: 1. John b Jul 8-1773 m c1795 Mary (dau of Michael) Dennis b c1774 - Ohio 2. Jacob b May 4-1775 m c1800 Christina (dau of Michael) Dennis b 1780 d Nov 16-1820 - Ohio 3. Elizabeth b Jul 23-1776 d Sep 1-1851 m c1796 Jacob (son of Lawrence) Stricker b Mar 19- 1772 d Apr 8-1851 Knox Co, Ohio 4. Mary b Aug 16-1778 m c1798 George Kellison 5. Catharine b Apr 5-1881 d c1815 m c1800 Archibald McNeal 6. Margaret b Jun 12-1784 d young 7. Christina b Mar 10-1786 d 1845 m 1814 George Ely Jr b c1773 d Jan 19-1869 8. Magdalena b Oct 11-1787 d Dec 24-1862 m 1808 Jacob (son of Hardman) Horn b Apr 12- 1781 d Mar 16-1858 Knox Co 9. Susanna b Oct 11-1787 d Mar 16-1874 m 1811 Joseph (son of Hardman) Horn b 1784 d Nov 21-1853 Knox Co 10. Michael b c1789 m c1816 Catharine --- - Knox Co 11. Martin b c 1791 d Dec 13-1871 Buffalo Twp m 1811 Ann --- b Nov 30-1795 d Feb 21-1881 12. Barbara b c1793 m c1810 Michael Dennis Jr b c1786 - Knox Co 13. Margaret b c1799 m Dylinger
This article was transcribed by Liz DuBois of Bremerton, WA in September 1998.
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