Judah Ely

2 September 1785–9 November 1826 (Age 41)
Wilbraham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Judah

When Judah Ely was born on 2 September 1785, in Wilbraham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Judah Ely, was 32 and his mother, Anna Warriner, was 32. He married Lucia Sisson on 2 October 1808, in Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 9 November 1826, in Hambden Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Hambden, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

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Judah Ely
Lucia Sisson
Marriage: 2 October 1808
Edmund Franklin Ely
Henry Sisson Ely
Albert Welles Ely
Francis Philander Ely

Spouse and Children

2 October 1808
Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Edmund Franklin Ely


    Henry Sisson Ely


    Albert Welles Ely


    Francis Philander Ely


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 2

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from the cathedral city on an island in the fens north of Cambridge. It is so named from Old English ǣl ‘eel’ + ‘district’.2 Probably also an Americanized form of German Eley .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Ely, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Judah Ely, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Judah Ely, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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