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Asher ELY
Catherine CAMPBELL
Husband:  Asher ELY
Birth:  26 Nov 1788, Northumberland Co., PA
Death:  1 Nov 1849, Williams [now Fulton] Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer
Military Service:  War of 1812
Father:  Col. George ELY
Mother:  Susannah FARLEY
Marriage:  6 May 1811, Northumberland Co., PA
Migration:  1824-26, PA to Knox Co., OH
Migration:  1839, to Williams [now Fulton] Co., OH, with sons William and Obadiah
Wife:  Catherine CAMPBELL
Birth:  20 Oct 1792, Northumberland Co., PA
Death:  5 Jun 1872, Williams Co., OH
born in Northumberland Co., PA:
  1.  George ELY, b. 1 Mar 1812 
  2.  Joseph ELY, b. 4 Mar 1814 
  3.  Phoebe ELY, b. 12 Jan 1816 
  4.  Robert ELY, b. 16 Jan 1818; d.s.p. bef. 1826, Northumberland Co., PA
  5.  John ELY, b. 13 Mar 1820; d. 26 Sep 1878, Fulton Co., OH; m1. 25 Sep 1841, Fulton Co., OH, Mary C. MASON; m2. 31 Jan 1859, Fulton Co., OH, Rhoda MASON
  6.  Asher ELY, b. 4 Jan 1822; d. 2 Jun 1899, Williams Co., OH; m1. 25 Nov 1841, Williams Co., OH, Martha Ann BORTON; m2. 16 Dec 1865, Williams Co., OH, Phoebe A. MARLOW
  7.  William R. ELY, b. 20 Apr 1824; d. 11 Sep 1888, Franklin Twp., Fulton Co., OH; m1. 21 Nov 1847, Williams Co., OH, Susan CARR; m2. 29 Sep 1868, Fulton Co., OH, Agnes M. HARRON / HERRIN

born in Knox Co., OH:
  8.  Esther B. ELY, b. 24 Nov 1826; d. 9 Jun 1889, Williams Co., OH; m. 14 Aug 1845, Williams Co., OH, John SALSBURY
  9.  Samuel ELY, b. 11 Aug 1829; m. 6 Oct 1854, Knox Co., OH, Hannah TRIP
10.  Caleb ELY, b. 1 Dec 1831; m. 15 Sep 1859, Williams Co., OH, Sarah E. SHANGLE
11.  Obadiah Stillwell ELY, b. 20 Jan 1834; m. Mahala A. MASTERS
12.  Catherine ELY, b. 13 Mar 1836; d. 14 Oct 1900; m1. 25 Aug 1853, Williams Co., OH, George MARKS; m2. 5 Oct 1876, Thomas MOSS

Sources (n.b., Fulton Co., OH, was formed in 1850 from Williams, Henry, and Lucas Cos.):

1.  Family Quest Archives:  Pennsylvania Federal Census 1820:  Northumberland, Lycoming, Mercer, McKean, and Potter Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M33-107 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 PA Northumberland Co. Shamokin Twp. p. 57 Ely Asher 401110-10011-0100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
4 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = John (b. 1820)
= Robert (b. 1818)
= Joseph (b. 1814)
= George (b. 1812)
1 male 16-18 1801-1804 = ?
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Asher (b. 1788) 
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Phoebe (b. 1816)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Catherine (b. 1792)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Susannah (b. 1746)
1 engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.
It's hard to say who the teenage male is.  He's too old to be Asher's son and too young to be Asher's brother.  A nephew, perhaps?  Or just a hired hand?  The older woman in the household is Asher's mother.  The list is alphabetical, so no neighborhood reconstruction is possible.  The only other ELY in Northumberland Co. is Asher's brother, Samuel ELY.

2.  Family Quest Archives:  Ohio Federal Census 1830:  Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, and Licking Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M19-134: (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).
1830 OH Knox Co. Franklin Twp. p. 288A Ely Asher 122 200 100 - 101 001 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Samuel (b. 1829)
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 = William (b. 1824)
= Asher (b. 1822)
2 males 10-14 1815-1820 = John (b. 1820)
= Robert (b. 1818)
2 males 15-19 1810-1815 = Joseph (b. 1814)
= George (b. 1812)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Asher (b. 1788) 
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Esther (b. 1826)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Phoebe (b. 1816)
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Catherine (b. 1792) 
See table for neighbors. 

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Ely, Asha OH Williams Co. Brady Twp. p. 238
"Asha" must be a misreading of Asher.

4.  Reuben P. Ely, Warren S. Ely, and Daniel B. Ely.  1910. An Historical Narrative of the Ely, Revell, and Stacye Families.  Fleming H. Revell, Co., New York
(online at GenealogyLibrary.com).
p. 259 (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 information 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 Northumberland County, at about the date when a number of Bucks Countians settled in that county.  Asher Ely received 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 cultivate 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 government 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, the product being principally sold in the Philadelphia market.  Asher Ely was an industrious, honest and influential citizen of Williams County and took an active interest in the establishment of its local institutions.  He
p. 260 and his wife were among the organizers of Mount Salem Presbyterian Church, in the early forties.  He died November 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 continued 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, 1861. 
  Catharine S., born June 27, 1840; died April 4, 1873.

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 forward.

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, born 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.

p. 261 543. Samuel Ely, born August 11, 1829, living in Williams County, Ohio; married, first, Hannah Tripp; second, Martha Moore. See forward.

544. Caleb Ely, born, 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; married Mahala A. Masters. See forward.

546. Catharine Ely, born March 13, 1836; died October 14, 1900; married, first, George Marks; second, Thomas Moss. See forward. 

3.  Thomas Mikesell, ed. 1905.  The County of Fulton: a History of Fulton County, Ohio... Northwestern Historical Assn., Madison, WI (Broderbund CD-450):
p. 131 Educational Development...
...The Asher Ely school district was organized in 1845...
p. 231 Franklin Township...
...In 1839, came ... Asher Ely and his sons, William and O.S. Ely...
This has to be our subject how many "O.S." ELYs could there be?  But the implication, here, is that Asher settled in the part of Williams Co. that became Fulton Co. when it was formed in 1850.  Franklin Twp. was part of Williams Co., then became part of Fulton Co.

4.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Ancestral File.

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