Although I haven't spent the time to tie all of the ends together, I have accumulated a great deal of data.... Don't know about Beatrice...... but your Robert Eley does have some 'American Royalty'..... descendants???
Only teasing....many of those in Texas would probably disagree. but With your interest in Genealogy this probably won't come as a surprise to you but that line has helped to produce a President...... This is part of a message to an Eley, that I think!!descends from Robert... Not sure if any of this message will be of interest to you, but the last page regarding Anne Eley would be of interest to most of the Democrats...LOL not taking side's you understand......
Good Luck with your Genealogical Research.
and I won't tell anyone that your kin to LBJ,
and if you were already aware of this, ???
is is a rather large file, hope it doesn't get truncated..
Although there are too many Ely's, Eli's, Eley's, Elye's, Ealey' etc…………to encapsulate them , we can at
least generalize the following …Most of the Ely's in this country descend from one of the early
immigrants, Richard, Nathaniel, Joshua George, Robert or Thomas.. Both Richard and Nathaniel
arrived in the Colonies in the 1600's, In New England, ie…Nathaniel in Massachusetts, Richard in
Connecticut . Joshua to New Jersey/Pennsylvania. Robert immigrated to Nansemond, and/or Isle of
Wight County Virginia, in the middle 1600's. Thomas, and Jane Ely went first to Pennsylvania on
arriving in the Colonies about 1750, then migrated south and West through Stafford, Bedford,
Montgomery and then into Lee County Virginia. All of these Ely immigrants were from England.
Actually, Thomas died c.1782 from wounds received in the Revolutionary War, while the Family was
still living Bedford County Virginia, but most of his children, and wife Jane Elizabeth Smith Ely
moved to Lee County Virginia c. 1796.
You mentioned a Zebulon S. Ely in Yalobusha County Mississippi, at the time your ancestors were
there, and wondered if there might be some connection??
A Zebulon Ely, born 6, Feb 1759 Old Lyme New London, Connecticut, son of Ezra Cullick, and Sarah
Sterling Ely. Married Sarah Apame Mills, 23 October 1783, Stratford Fairfield , Connecticut, Died,
28,Nov 1824…This Zebulon Ely was the Grandson of Richard Ely b. 27, October 1697, Off Lyme, New
Connecticut and Elizabeth Peck. Richard died 1774.
Zebulon Stiles Ely, born 1819, In New London Connecticut, Married Sarah Hammond Duncan, 27,
January 1849, Cook County Chicago, Illinois . Although the dates are compatible , that Zebulon
Stiles could be the son of Zebulon son of Ezra Culick, and Sarah Sterling Ely, I have not seen any
documentaton to support that. I have seen data that shows Zebulon and Sarah Apame Mills Ely
had 2 daughters.
Bio-chronologically this Zebulon Stiles Ely could be your Zebulon S Ely in Mississippi.
Is there a familyConnection of Zebulon and Your Thomas Ely ? Yes very likely, assuming your
Thomas that married Mary Madden descended from Richard in New London. Or.. If your Thomas
Decended from Robert Eley that immigrated to Nansemond/Isle of Wight County Virginia. There
was a common ancestor. Thomas Elye b. c 1520 was ancestor to both Richard and Robert mentioned
I was desappointed that you had "no Luck" with the Isle of Wight Eley's…. I posted data that
should lead you to other data that should lead you other data that would keep you researching for
months on this line. LOL ,I suspect that You don't have as much research time as I do. Your Samuel
Newton Ely may NOT descend from the Isle of Wight Eley's, but that is the most logical place to
spend most? of your research time for Samuel Newton's GF / Samuel that married Mims at least until
you have exhausted most of the possiblilties . The Samuel that married Mary Steel Mims was born
in 1780 ? is that a date, or about 1780's ? Do you have enough information about your 1780 ?
Samuel, to eliminate the other Samuels ie…
Listed below :
ELEY, Samuel b: ABT 1736 in ,Isle of Wight,Virginia d: NOV 1771 in ,Bute,North Carolina ….PLEASE
NOTE THIS SAMUEL ELEY !!!!!! *** (I do know that this Samuel is too old for your missing
Samuel) But there is still one b. 1760, 1771 and one 1779…….
ELEY, Samuel Elem b: 1797 in ,,Georgia d: in ,Heard,Georgia
ELEY, Samuel Jr. b: ABT 1771 in ,,North Carolina d: in ,Oglethorpe,Georgia
There was also another Samuel in NC Georgia area from this same IOW
Line that was born in 1760.
Samuel Newton MAY descend from Richard (maybe), Nathaniel, Thomas, or some other Ely I don't
know anything about. My thought, was that the Isle of Wight Eley's should be looked at with most
effort, because based on the old cliché I used in teaching Laboratory Students……, and you have
probably heard, or used the same expression yourself…..
When you hear hoofbeats!!!, look for Horses………… not Zebra's.
"In this instance the IOW Eley's are the Horses!!!!" "Yea!! I know once
in a while a Zebra will come over the hill.
We know that some of the Isle of Wight, Virginia Eley's migrated to North Carolina, Georgia, South
Carolina ??,and into Alabama. Essentially the same route
That some of your Ancestors took to reach Mississippi. There was a great deal of data about the
Eley's on the Web Sites I sent.
I have in my notes a file regarding another Ely, supposedly a descendant of Thomas and Jane that
was in N C.,Georgia in the 1850's. (too late??) Levi Ely married a Laura Ann Page, in or from South
Carolina. According to a letter I received several months ago, from a "Cousin" this Levi and Laura
lived in Georgia, had many children there?….. Before moving to Mississippi?, and or Texas. His
information was that Levi descended from Thomas and Jane Ely Lee County Virginia. I can't
document (a Negative) that he does not descend from Thomas and Jane, but as I remember* from
the LDS Ancestral/IGI data base most of the Levi's descend from Richards Line, and in one family
grouping that contained Levi, that married Laura Page, the other Ely's , including Ezra Culick ??
Who was a Descendant of Richard. One Levi is shown in North Carolina ……. Could he descend from
Thomas and Jane??? I don't know…* I have legal pads filled with notes that I have not transfered to
the computer, and at my age, 75 , and working on 8-10 Surname lines I may not ever get some of the
distant collateral lines downloaded.
The largest Genealogical Data base in the world is available free on the internet.
LDS Family Search (Mormon or Church of Latter Day Saints.) Contains both the LDS Ancestral File
and the International Genelogical Index The URL…
The primary drawback, is that so much of the data was, and I suppose still is, put in the Data Base
with out documentation. This occur's in all or most of the Genealogy Sites on the Net, But in spite of
that there is a world of information, that will give you many clues and some absolutely accurate
Eley, Ann b: 14 Sep 1763 in Franklin County, North Carolina d: Bef 1823 in Oglethorpe County,
Georgia "PLEASE NOTE THIS ANN ELEY"!!!!! ***
She is The daughter of the Samuel Eley listed above that you noted previously….
Details of Ann Eley listed below
Name: Ann Eley
Given Name: Ann
Birth: 14 Sep 1763 in Franklin County, North Carolina
Death: Bef 1823 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
Reference Number: 79381 1
Change Date: 8 May 2000 at 14:50
Father: Samuel Eley b: 1736 in Franklin County, North Carolina
Mother: Mary Hillsman b: Abt 1743
Marriage 1 John Johnson b: 28 Mar 1764 in Southampton County, Virginia Formed
1749 From Isle of Wight, Nansemond Counties
Married: 1786 in Franklin County, North Carolina
1. Jesse Johnson b: 28 Apr 1795 in Georgia
I listed this web site once before, the Site Belongs to John Macon Lawrence Jr, and if you will spend
some time here you will see how much hard work has been done. We owe him our thanks for
sharing this data, and IF your Samuel Eley is connected to this line in some way you might be able
to share information with him. There were at least 4 Samuel Eley's in the area from Franklin County
NC to Oglethorpe Georgia area, and some of the descendants moved westward to Alabama, Texas,
and I Wish I knew that some of them stopped off in Mississippi, and were your ancestors………I
readily admit that I might be wrong, but surely all of you must be drawn to this line, even if it turns
out to be a Brickwall….
A decendancy Chart for Ann Eley and husband John Johnson is shown below, You might note that
some of this line used the spelling, EALY, as we discussed the other day. You might also recognize
some of Ann's descendants, Particularly one GG grandson…….
Ann Eley b: 14 Sep 1763 d: Bef 1823
+ John Johnson b: 28 Mar 1764 d: 14 Feb 1828
2 Jesse Johnson b: 28 Apr 1795 d: 15 May 1856
+ Lucy Barnett b: 14 Jan 1798 d: 13 Mar 1857
3 Johnson b: Abt 1820
4 Jesse Johnson b: Abt 1845
4 James Johnson b: Abt 1847
4 John Johnson b: Abt 1849
3 Jesse Thomas "Tom" Johnson b: 1838
3 Samuel Ealy Johnson b: 12 Nov 1838 d: 25 Feb 1915
+ Eliza Jane Bunton b: 24 Jun 1849 d: 31 Jan 1917
4 George Johnson b: Abt 1869
4 Tim Johnson b: Abt 1871
4 Jessie Hermine Johnson b: Abt 1873
4 Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr. b: 11 Oct 1877 d: 24 Oct 1937
+ Rebekah Baines b: 26 Jun 1881 d: 1958
5 Lyndon Baines Johnson b: 27 Aug 1908 d: 22 Jan 1973
+ Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor b: 22 Dec 1912
6 Lynda Bird Johnson
+ Charles Spittal Robb
6 Lucy (Luci) Baines Johnson
+ Patrick John Nugent
5 Rebekah "Becky" Luruth Johnson b: 12 Sep 1910
+ Oscar Price Bobbitt
5 Josefa Hermine Johnson b: 16 May 1912
+ Willard White
+ James B. Moses
5 Sam Houston Johnson b: 31 Jan 1914
+ Albertine Summers
+ Mary Michelson
5 Lucia Huffman Johnson b: 20 Jun 1916