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Caleb ELY
Husband:  Caleb ELY
Birth:  1776/7, Amwell, Hunterdon Co., NJ
Death:  1854, Franklin Twp., Columbia Co., PA
Father:  Col. George ELY
Mother:  Susannah FARLEY
Marriage:  1798
Wife:  Jeanette "Jane" CAMPBELL
Birth:  1779/80, NJ
Brother:  Obadiah CAMPBELL, Jr. (1779-1865)
Father:  Obadiah CAMPBELL, Sr.  (c1740s-c1818)
born in Catawissa [now Franklin] Twp., Northumberland [now Columbia] Co., PA:
  1.  Samuel ELY, b. 14 May 1799; d. 1887, Fulton Co., OH; m. 1822, Mary A. LAMBERSON
  2.  Obadiah ELY, b. 1 Feb 1801; d. 1874, Morrow Co., OH; m. 1822, Mary FOX
  3.  John ELY, b. 20 Dec 1802; d. 1835
  4.  Esther ELY, b. 16 Jun 1804; d. Noble, IN; m. John CLINE
  5.  Susan ELY, b. 26 Apr 1806; d. 1865, Northumberland Co., PA; m. 1826, Northumberland Co., PA, Newton BOONE
  6.  Elizabeth ELY, b. 12 Mar 1809; d. 1880, Fulton Co., OH; m. Harmon SHIPMAN
  7.  Sarah ELY, b. 25 Sep 1810; d. 1881, Fulton Co., OH; m. 1832, Benjamin PERSING
  8.  Joanna ELY, b. 19 Jun 1812; d. 1878, MI; m. 1831, William McCLUCKIN

born in Catawissa [now Franklin] Twp., Columbia Co., PA:
  9.  Mary ELY, b. 12 Jul 1814; d. 1890, Williams Co., OH; m. 1834, Abraham REEDER
10.  Charity ELY, b. 28 Feb 1817; d. 1886, Fulton Co., OH; m. 1838, Edward S. LAMBERSON
11.  Caleb ELY, b. 3 Jul 1819; d. 1896, Williams Co., OH; m. 1838, Catherine SHIPMAN
12.  James ELY, b. 14 Jul 1821 


1.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched); however, in this record, not only are the genders switched, but the parents are both in the wrong age category.  Note that this census-taker made a similar error on George ELY, Jr.'s record.  It's my firm policy to make the scenario fit the data, not the other way around, but this case is one where I believe the data are truly in error. 
1800 Ely, Calab PA Northumberland Co. p. 670 01000-1100000
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1790-1800 = Samuel (b. 1799) 
1 male 10-15 1784-1790
male 16-25 1774-1784 = Caleb (b. 1776/7)
1 female 10-15 1784-1790
female 16-25 1774-1784 = Jane (b. 1779/80) 

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313):
1810 Ely, Caleb PA Northumberland Co. Catawessa Twp. p. 237
Also in Northumberland Co.:  father, George ELY, Sr., and brother, George ELY, Jr. and a Jacob ELY, in East Buffalo Twp. (who is he?). 

Geographical Note:  in 1813, Northumberland Co. ceded Catawissa Twp. to the newly formed Columbia Co.

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):
1820 Ely, Caleb PA Columbia Co. Catawissa Twp. p. 12
Also in Columbia Co.:  brother, George ELY, and a David ELY (who is he?). 

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Ely, Kable PA Columbia Co. Catwissa Twp. p. 164
The only other ELY in the county is David ELY.

5.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Ely, Caleb PA Columbia Co. Catawissa Twp. p. 172

Geographical Note:  in 1843, Franklin Twp. was formed from Catawissa Twp.; and in 1850, when Montour Co. was formed, it included Franklin Twp.

6.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  Franklin Twp., Montour Co., PA, Roll M432_801, p. 455, 53/57, enumerated 11 Dec 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Caleb Ely 73 M None 1000 New Jersey
Jane   " 70 F     "
Samuel Ely 53 M None 100 Penna
Living in the same household with son, James ELY

Note:  in 1853, the boundary between Montour and Columbia Cos. was adjusted, putting Franklin Twp. back into Columbia Co.

7.  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).  Biographical sketch of Col. George ELY.

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

9.  Email from David L. Klees, descendant of Obadiah CAMPBELL.

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