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  • Abigail Badger (1775 - d.)
  • Abigail Ely (1703 - 1762)
  • Anne Carter Ely (1897 - 1978)
    Birth: Jul. 21, 1897 Death: Nov. 8, 1978 Family links: Parents: Robert Edward Lee (1843 - 1914) Juliet Carter Lee (1860 - 1915) Spouse: Hanson Edward Ely (1896 - 1938)* Children: Hanson Edw...
  • Catherine Hallas (c.1720 - d.)
  • Maj. Daniel Ely (1693 - 1776)
    Died in 83rd year. Was in 1st Co. 6 Reg't in 1775 (probably also Colonial as his father ___ Ely was killed in service 9 Dec. 1762 in same Co. same Reg't) NameMajor Daniel Ely Major 2 Birth1693, L...

About the Ely surname

Ely or Elye, a patronymic of great antiquity, antedates the Norman conquest of England. The Isle of Ely is said to have derived its name from Helie, the last of a line of kings who ruled over the southern portion of the British Isles three or four centuries before the Christian era. The name was known in France as Helyes, or "the ancient nobility de Heilly, or Helly," of Normandy. (R. P. Ely, W. S. Ely, D. B. Ely, Compilers: "An Historical Narrative of the Ely, Revell and Stacye Families, pp. 27, 35, 70.)