Elizabeth Hughes

21 January 1737–4 November 1801 (Age 64)
Buckingham, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Hughes was born on 21 January 1737, in Buckingham, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Matthew Hughes Jr, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Stevenson, was 25. She married Joshua Ely on 22 November 1758, in Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 4 November 1801, in Solebury, Solebury Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Ely
1730–1805
Elizabeth Hughes
1737–1801
Marriage: 22 November 1758
Abner Ely
1759–1834
Joshua Ely
1760–1846
Jonathan Ely
1762–1836
Elizabeth Ely
1763–1847
Hannah Ely
1766–1822

Spouse and Children

    Joshua Ely

    Male1730–1805Male

    Female1737–1801Female

MARRIAGE
22 November 1758
Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
children

(5)

    Abner Ely

    Male1759–1834Male

    Joshua Ely

    Male1760–1846Male

    Jonathan Ely

    Male1762–1836Male

    Elizabeth Ely

    Female1763–1847Female

    Hannah Ely

    Female1766–1822Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 39

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 39

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 49

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (also common in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh .2 Welsh: variant of Howells .3 Irish and Scottish: variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

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

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  • Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99B-2GG8?cc=1999196&wc=9PM8-K6X%3A268497401%2C268531301
  • Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G99B-2PN3?cc=1999196&wc=9PM8-K6X%3A268497401%2C268531301
  • Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-899B-2PQ5?cc=1999196&wc=9PM8-K6X%3A268497401%2C268531301

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