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Jonas ELY I
Ms. __?__
Euphen WILSON
WARNING:  I don't know for certain that Jonas had two wives, but an earlier wife would account for the three oldest children in the household.  Other possibilities are that the marriage date to Effie is wrong or that the three older children are not Jonas's, at all.
Husband:  Jonas ELY I
Birth:  29 Aug 1787
Death:  4 Feb 1863, Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  George ELY
Mother:  Eva Christina STROSNIDER
Marriage-1:  ca. 1805
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Marriage -2:  12 Oct 1810, Washington Co., PA
Wife -2:  [Euphemia?] Euphen "Effie" WILSON
Birth:  4 May 1788
Death:  23 Mar 1861, Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children with Wife-1 born in PA:
  1.  (Son A) ELY, b. 1800-1810
  2.  (Daughter A) ELY, b. 1804-10
  3.  (Daughter B) ELY, b. 1804-10
Children with Effie WILSON born in Washington Co., PA:
  4.  James Wilson ELY, b. 29 Aug 1811 
  5.  Elizabeth ELY, b. 22 May 1813; d. 2 Jan 1848; m. bef. 1840, Andrew MILLER
  6.  John ELY, b. 31 Jul 1815; d. 5 Sep 1859
  7.  George ELY, b. 5 Sep 1818 
  8.  Nancy ELY, b. 26 Apr 1820 
  9.  Jonas ELY II, b. 28 Aug 1823 
10.  Caleb ELY, b. 29 Jul 1829; d. 4 May 1915; m. 3 Dec 1865, Elizabeth PATTERSON
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: International Genealogical Index (IGI).
Jonas ELEY
Spouse: Euphen WILSON
Marriage: 12 Oct 1810, Washington, Pennsylvania
Source: [patron submission]
Jonas ELY
Spouse:  Effie WILSON
Marriage: 12 Oct 1810, Greene, Pennsylvania
Source: patron submission

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313):  not found.

3.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #2 of 5; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 PA Washington Co. Buffalo Twp. p. 150/629 J Elly 220010-22001-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = George (b. 1818)
= John (b. 1815)
2 males 10-15 1804-1810 = James (b. 1811)
= Son A
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Jonas (b. 1787) 
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Nancy (b. 1820)
= Elizabeth (b. 1813)
2 females 10-15 1804-1810 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
0 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Effie (b. 1788)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = -----
1 person engaged in agriculture
James was tallied in the age class and so was Effie, yet there seems little doubt this is our couple.  Listed one line above an "M Elly," who is listed one line above another "M Elly," who is listed one line above "Marten Horn," who is listed one line above "H Horn."  Marten HORN is the son of Hardtman HORN, four of whose children married ELYs. 

4.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #15 of 16; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 PA Washington Co. Canton Twp. p. 202B Jonas Ely 112 110 100 - 010 100 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Caleb (b. 1829)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Jonas (b. 1823)
2 males 10-14 1815-1820 = George (b. 1818)
= John (b. 1815)
1 male 15-19 1810-1815 = James (b. 1811)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Son A
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Jonas (b. 1787)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Nancy (b. 1820)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Elizabeth (b. 1813)
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Effie (b. 1788)

5.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13-14 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 PA Washington Co. Canton Twp. pp. 73B-74A Jonas Eley 001 120 010 - 000 100 010 0300000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Caleb (b. 1829)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Jonas (b. 1823)
2 males 20-29 1810-1820 = George (b. 1818)
= John (b. 1815)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Jonas (b. 1787)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Nancy (b. 1820)
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Effie (b. 1788)
3 persons engaged in agriculture
Listed four lines down from son, James ELY

6.  Census Microfilm Records:  Pennsylvania, 1850 (Broderbund CD-305; Disk 5).  Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA, p. 254, 99/100, enumerated 6 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jonas Ely 62 M Farmer 7000 Pa
Euphen " 62 F     "
John   " 35 M   "   "
Calib  " 21 M   "   "
Listed next to their son, Jonas ELY, Jr.  These are the only ELYs in Greene Co. 

7.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #176 of 629):  Waynesburgh P.O., Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA, p. 407, PN 181, 1276/1309, enumerated 15 Aug 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jonas Elee, Sr 72 M   Farmer 19,000 6,000 Pa  
Euphene " 71 F         Pa blind
Caleb   " 31 M   Do     500 Pa  
Listed next to their son, Jonas ELY, Jr.  The only other ELY in Greene Co. is their son, George ELY, in Whiteley Twp.  Listed seven households below their daughter, Nancy (ELY) THROCKMORTON.  The fact that Waynesburgh was their Post Office doesn't mean they lived in Waynesburgh.  These were farmers who lived out in the country, in the days before there was rural mail delivery.  To get their mail, they had to drive/ride into town.  They got their mail in Waynesburgh; they lived in Franklin Twp. 

8.  Anon.  1893.  Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania.  J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago.  On p. 213 (for full excerpt, see grandson Jonas's page): 
JONAS ELY... is a native of Greene County, Penna, born March 2, 1853...  Jonas Ely, grandfather of our subject, came to Washington County from Berks County, Penna, when a young man and followed farming and stock raising in Franklin Township; he married Miss Euphen Wilson, and they both died in Greene County, same state.

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

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

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