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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Joshua Ely
Elizabeth Hughes
Marriage: 22 November 1758
Abner Ely
Joshua Ely
Jonathan Ely
Elizabeth Ely
Hannah Ely

Spouse and Children

    Joshua Ely



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


    Abner Ely


    Joshua Ely


    Jonathan Ely


    Elizabeth Ely


    Hannah Ely


Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 39

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 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

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.