|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 5th district
March 4, 1805 - March 3, 1815
|Elijah H. Mills|
|Member of the|
Massachusetts House of Representatives
|Born||August 14, 1765|
Longmeadow, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America
|Died||October 9, 1817 (aged 52)|
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||Yale College|
Ely was born in Longmeadow in the Province of Massachusetts Bay on August 14, 1765. He was the youngest son of Deacon Nathaniel Ely (1716-1799) and Abigail (Colton) Ely (1724-1770); his mother died when he was 5.
Following this, Ely 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 again a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1814 and 1816.
Ely died on October 9, 1817, in Springfield, Massachusetts; his wife survived him but died in 1827. They are buried in Springfield Cemetery.
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