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James Ely (abt. 1744 - aft. 1810)

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James Ely
Born about in Lyme, CTmap
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James Ely, Lyme, Conn., b. Feb 9, 1743 or 1744, d. after 1810., son of James Ely and Dorcas Andrews ; m. 1760, Catherine Hayes, East Haddam, Conn., who was b. 1745, and d. 1809; m. 2nd, Prudence Hewitt (Marvin) in 20 Feb 1810. Children of James and Catherine : —

1. Richard Hayes, b. 28 Mar 1769 in Lyme, d. 1844, m. Lucretia Ray.

2. James, b. 26 Feb 1771 in Lyme, d. 1848, m. 1792 Rispah Beebe.

3. Dorcas, b. 30 Oct 1773 in Lyme, d. 08 Mar 1795 in Lyme, m. 1795 Dyar Emmons. "(Death certificate is in her maiden name, and lists her parents.Flanagan-597 05:34, 10 July 2015 (EDT))"

4. Phebe, b. 30 Nov 1775 in Lyme, d. 1863,

5. Aaron, b. 16 Oct 1778 in Lyme, d. 1800.

6. John, b. 07 Mar 1781 in Lyme, d. 1817, m. 1802 Lucy Miller.

7. Catherine, called Cate, b. 26 May 1783 in Lyme, d. 181 1.

8. William, b. 13 Jul 1785 in Lyme, d. 1821.

9. Calvin, b. 24 Mar 1788 in Lyme, d. Nov 24 1790. Listed as aged 3 in Burial certificate.[1]


  1. Ely Ancestry, p.145
  • The Ely ancestry : lineage of Richard Ely of Plymouth, England, who came to Boston, Mass., about 1655, & settled at Lyme, Conn. in 1660

  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register,: Volume 23 1869
  • "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 July 2015), James Ely and Prudence Marvin, 20 Feb 1810; citing Connecticut, United States, reference ; FHL microfilm 3,299.

"Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 July 2015), James Ely in entry for Doreas Ely', 08 Mar 1795; citing , reference p23; FHL microfilm 3,342.


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