Lookup Needed. Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents.

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Lookup needed . Elizabeth Smith m. to William Ely, wasn't the daughter of Nehemiah Smith (currently on Wikitree). Does the Roberts book, indicated her birth date and parents?

Thank you.
WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Ely
in Genealogy Help by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

An article in The American Genealogist came to the conclusion that Simon Smith is the correct father. (See TAG 1964[41:132-135]) However more recent sources claim Elizabeth's parents are Edward Smith and Elizabeth Bliss. (See Connecticut Nutmegger 2005[38:189])

Subscription needed but here is the link   https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/connecticut-nutmegger/image?volumeId=11786&pageName=189

Name: Elizabeth Smith
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 16 Aug 1664
Father: Edward Smith
Mother: Elizabeth Bliss
Spouse: John Baley

Source Citation

Book Title: A genealogical history of the descendants of the Rev Nehemiah Smith of New London County, Connectic

2 Answers

+1 vote
The Connection Finder shows Gerald Rudolph Ford as 8 Degrees from Elizabeth Fry.

Elizabeth Smith is the mother of Daniel Ely who is the father of Wells Ely, father of Amy Ely the mother of Elizabeth Gridley the mother of Amy Butler the mother of Adele Ayer the mother of Dorothy Gardner, the mother of Gerald Rudolph King.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

first, bury her in Connecticut

Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934No Image
Text-only collection
      Name: Elizabeth Ely
      Birth Date: abt 1661
      Age at Death: 89
      Death Date: 10 Oct 1750
      Death Place: Connecticut
      Gender: Female
      FHL Film Number: 3121

      Source Information

      Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

      The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011No Image
      Text-only collection
          Name: Mrs Elizabeth Ely
          Event Type: Death
          Death Date: 10 Oct 1750
          Death Place: Lyme, Connecticut, USA

          Source Information

          Ancestry.com. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

          Robin Lee has discovered this was transcribed with errors. My apologies surprise

          MAYBE A GOOD CLUE ?

           Boston Transcript, 6 April 1926, #2215

          Elizabeth Ely, widow of Capt. William Ely, July 29, 1748, deeded to her sister Mary, widow of Ebenezer Parker, lands inherited from her father, Simon Smith, deceased. (Haddam Land Records, Vol. 5, folio 23.) Other similar deeds simply gave us a superfluous wealth of evidence. One we will refer to, since it throws light on the date of death of Elizabeth Ely. Her sister Mary Parker, Sept. 22, 1750, deeded to her son Abner an interest in land she had bought from her sister Elizabeth Ely of Lyme, lately deceased and also lands formerly belonging to her father, Simon Smith of Haddam. "The Ely Ancestry" has this transcription from the gravestone of Elizabeth: "Mrs. Elizabeth, relict of William Ely, died Oct. 10, 1750, in the 89th year of her age." The Parker deed shows she died before Sept. 22.


          maybe more info from



          Mary Smith married Ebenezer Parker

          Name: Mary Smith
          Marriage Date: 3 Sep 1694
          Marriage Place: Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
          Spouse: Ebenezer Parker

          Source Information

          Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

          Simon was real

          Name: Simon Smith
          Record Place: Haddam Neck, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
          Event Type: Other
          Church or Organization: Methodist Episcopal Church of Middle Haddam

          Source Information

          Ancestry.com. New England, Select United Methodist Church Records, 1787-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

          Simon in

          Description of the settlement of Haddam. From A History of Haddam and East Haddam by David Dudley Field, 1814. Available in digital form by Google Books, https://books.google.com



          all the children named in will are not profiled

          The Boston Transcript is part of the NEHGS Library

          +1 vote
          This family is in the last generation given by Roberts, as ancestors of Gerald Ford. William Ely (1647-1717), m. 1681 to Elizabeth Smith (c. 1662-1750), so their parents, if known, are out of the scope of the book. Roberts also cites “The Ely Ancestry” by MS Beach, Wm Ely and GB Vanderpoel., For them.
          by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (350k points)
          edited by George Fulton

          examine my comments 

          Do they look good enough for sources to disconnect from Nehemiah and connect to Simon ? cool


          In his will, in 1687, Simon does not mention his daughters' last name, many believe that if Simon's Elizabeth was the wife of William, he would have mentioned she was married.

          I still think we "do not know" which Elizabeth Smith was his wife.....

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