|Learn about upgrading this memorial...|
|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1765|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1817|
William Ely was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts on August 14, 1765. He was the youngest son of Deacon Nathaniel Ely and Abigail (Colton) Ely.
Ely completed preparatory studies. He was graduated from Yale College in 1787. He studied law. Ely was admitted to the bar in 1791 and commenced practice in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ely served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1801–1803.
Ely married Abigail Bliss about November 1, 1803.
Ely was elected as a Federalist to the Ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1815).
Ely was again a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1814 and 1816.
William Ely died on October 9, 1817, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Nathaniel Ely (1716 - 1799)
Abigail COLTON Ely (1724 - 1770)
Created by: Ed Thurman
Record added: Jan 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63900786