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Samuel ELY
Sarah __?__
Husband:  Samuel ELY
Birth:  ca.1782 (definitely 1780-90), Amwell, Hunterdon Co., NJ
Death:  bef. Mar 1835, Knox Co., OH
Migration:  by 1800, to Northumberland Co., PA, with parents
Migration:  ca. Mar 1831, to Knox Co., OH
Father:  Col. George ELY
Mother:  Susannah FARLEY
Wife:  Sarah __?__
Death:  predeceased Samuel
Children (data in braces are {age, birthplace} from the 1850 Census; otherwise {deathdate} if known):
1.  Jacob ELY, b. 1810-14 
2.  Asher F. ELY, b. 1813/14, Northumberland Co., PA  {36, PA}
3.  (Daughter A) ELY, b. 1810-20
4.  William ELY, b. aft. 1820; to CA in 1848
5.  Isaac ELY, b. 1821, OH; d. Williams Co., OH; m. 1 May 1845, Williams Co., OH, Louisa LOUTSENHEISER / LOUTZENHEISER

Jacob had to have been of age to have posted bond to inventory his father's estate in Mar 1835.  The other three sons were not of age and were placed with guardians.


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. 58 Ely Samuel 200010-10010-0010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Asher (b. aft. 1814)
= Jacob (b. bef. 1814)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Samuel (b. ca. 1782)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Sarah
1 engaged in manufacturing
The list is alphabetical, so no neighborhood reconstruction is possible.  The only other ELY in Northumberland Co. is Samuel's brother, Asher ELY

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Ely, Samuel PA Northumberland Co. Shamokin Twp. p. 195

3.  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.
p. 258 (159) SAMUEL ELY, son of Col. George and Susanna (Farley) Ely, born in New Jersey, about 1782; removed with his parents to Northumberland County, Pa., and died about 1834. He married and had issue:--

531. Jacob Ely, who died in Morrow County, Ohio.

532. Asher Ely, lived and died in Williams County, Ohio; his son Clinton was Postmaster at Bryan, Ohio, during President Harrison's administration; his other children were Columbus, Louisa, and Simeon. 

p. 259 533. Isaac Ely, of Williams County, Ohio, married Louisa Loutsenheiser, and had issue, a son George M., who married Alice McFarland, and lives in West Unity, Ohio, and two daughters, Ada, wife of George Ely, ((???)), and Berenice, wife of William Colon. 

534. William Ely, who went to California in 1848.

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

5.  Email from David Couon Burns (17 Jun 2001):  Isaac ELY and Louisa LOUTZENHEISER had eleven children.  Their son, George Monroe ELY, married Sarah Alice McFARLAND and had two daughters, one of whom, Bernice Winifred ELY, married William Frederic COULON and had five children.

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