|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1780|
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 1876|
New York, USA
His parents moved from CT, to Green Co. NY, when he was ten years.
In Nov. 1805, he married Miss Clarissa Prosser, and for forty years they enjoyed their life together.
They had several children, Clarissa; Albertius Simmons; Amanda and prob. others.
Rev. Ely was converted Aug. 1806, and two yrs after, he joined a Baptist church; and removing to Yates (later Clarkson), NY, in 1811, he assisted in organizing the church in Sweden. More liberal views being entertained by him, he in 1820 joined a Free Baptist church organized in Clarkson; and the church had a council to ordain him June 12, 1824. A revival immediately began, and fifty were convrted. He preached also in the surrounding towns and soon became a leader among the peope, in the rude dwellings of those times, in the big schoolhouses, and in the church, then uncommon, he preached with great earnestness the free gospel of Jesus Christ. His home was on the "Ridge Road," about 20 miles west of Rochester, and from this chosen place he went, year after year, to preach. There was scarcely a church organized w/o his aid, or a minister ordained without his counsel. He was not a scholar in any modern sense, but was at once popular and successful. He had a strong, native common sense, joined with a genuine urbanity of manner and congeniality of spirit. He was univerally respected and esteemed. For some years the infirmities of age prevented pastoral work, but he took part in meetings to the last. At the residence of his son in Waterport, Aug. 28, 1876, after full seventy years of christian service he was called to his reward. In one of his last sermons he said: "I frequently go into the little graveyard on the hill, where lie my dear wife and two daughters, and try to follow them to their heavenly home."
"Oft from these battlements I lift my eyes
Into the spirit land. Faith vainly tries
To find their glorious resting-place on high,
Amid the glorious stars that sweetly lie
Along the arch of heaven."
Clarissa Prosser Hannibal (1787 - 1844)*
Albertus Simmons Hannibal (1813 - 1851)*
Ransom Hannibal (1814 - 1851)*
Lorenzo P. Hannibal (1815 - 1882)*
Amanda Hannibal (1822 - 1841)*
Clarissa C Hannibal (1826 - 1845)*
New York, USA
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Created by: wvy
Record added: Aug 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75569614
A Freewill Baptist pioneer minister in New York. Rest in peace.|
Added: Aug. 27, 2011