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James Wilson ELY
Melissa CLEMMENS
Husband:  James Wilson ELY
Birth:  29 Aug 1811, Washington Co., PA
Death:  24 Jul 1890
Father:  Jonas ELY
Mother:  Euphen "Effie" WILSON
Marriage:  1 Dec 1836, probably in Washington Co., PA
Wife:  Melissa CLEMMENS / CLEMENS
Birth:  18 Nov 1820, VA
Death:  29 Nov 1905
Children born in Washington Co., PA:
1.  John ELY, b. 1837/8
2.  Nancy ELY, b. 1838/9; m. Mr. GRIMM
3.  Mary J. ELY, b. 1840/1
4.  Jonas ELY, b. 1842/3
5.  James W. ELY, b. 1844/5
6.  Margaret ELY, b. 1846/7
7.  Hiram ELY, b. 1849
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: International Genealogical Index (IGI).
James ELY
Spouse: Malissa CLEMENS
Marriage: Abt. 1837, of Greene, Pennsylvania
Source: [patron submission]
Almost certainly married in Washington Co., not Greene Co.; James's father didn't move to Greene Co. until after 1840.

2.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13-14 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 PA Washington Co. Canton Twp. pp. 73B-74A Jas Eley 100 010 - 100 100 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = John (b. 1837/8)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = James (b. 1811)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Nancy (b. 1838/9)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Melissa (b. 1820) 
1 persons engaged in agriculture
Listed four lines above James's father, Jonas ELY

3.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  Canton Twp., Washington Co., PA, p. 430AB, 180/181, enumerated 7 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Abraham Elliott  25 M Laborer   Pennsylvania
Elizabeth  "  21 F          "
Sarah A    "   1 F          "
James Ely  39 M Farmer        "
Melissa "  30 F     Virginia
John    "  12 M     Pennsylvania
Nancy   "  11 F          "
Mary J. "   9 F          "
Jonas   "   7 M          "
James   "   5 M          "
Margaret Ely   3 F     Pennsylvania
Hiram     " 9/12 M      "
The census enumerator should have given James his own family number, even if they were living in the same domicile.

4.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

5.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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