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