Moses Ely

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Moses Ely, son of William Ely and Elizabeth Perkins, was born at Livingston, Essex Co., New Jersey, 18 November 1756.1 He died 14 July 1838,2 and was buried at Ely Cemetery, Livingston, Essex Co., New Jersey.3

Moses married Rebekah Cook, daughter of Epaphras Cook and Sarah / Rebekah Smith, 3 January 1782.2,4,5

Moses left a will dated 2 February 1832, and proved 26 July 1838:
of Livingston Twp, Essex Co;
wife Rebecca to household goods as she thinks necessary, black horse & chair, her choice of 2 cows, and a joint note of Caleb H. Ely & Calvin Ely for $600.
son Abraham to have 15 acres of the tract Moses purchased of Isaac Halsey;
son Benjamin, $1;
remaining children to share equally in the remainder, after deducting what each had already received as recorded in Moses' book--Elizabeth, wife of John Watson, Moses Ely, Epaphras Ely, Sally, wife of Abraham Halsey, Smith Ely, John Ely, Ann Mariah, wife of Joseph Kitchel.
Executors--Smith Ely & John Ely
Witnesses--Abner Ball, Andrew Littell, William M. Smith

Perhaps being Quakers, the two executors affirmed their performance and accounting of the estate, 2 Jul 1838.6


Rebekah Cook b. 13 Sep 1766, d. 10 Oct 1852
This person was last edited on19 Jul 2015


  1. [S981] Moses S. Beach, Rev. William Ely and Geo. B. Vanderpoel (ed.), The Ely Ancestry: Lineage of Richard Ely of Plymouth, England, who came to Boston, Mass., about 1655, & settled at Lyme, Conn, in 1660 (New York: The Calumet Press, 1902), 68, 119, further cited as Beach, Ely, and Vanderpoel, The Ely Ancestry.
  2. [S981] Beach, Ely, and Vanderpoel, The Ely Ancestry, 68.
  3. [S1546] Nikita Barlow, Find A Grave memorial #13254737, added 6 Feb 2006, online, accessed May 2015, further cited as Find A Grave.
  4. [S80] George H. Cook, Notes for a Genealogy of the Family of Ellis Cook, of Southampton, L.I., N. Y. (New Brunswick, New Jersey: p.p., [1886]), 14, further cited as Cook, Notes for Ellis Cook.
  5. [S1990] Charles Ethelbert Willis and Frances Caroline Willis, A History of the Willis Family of New England and New Jersey and Their Ancestors Comprising the Families of Farrand, Ball, Kitchell, Cook, Ward, Fairchild, Plume, Bruen, Smith, Treat, Pierson, Crane, Cooper, Sanford, Sheafe and Others To which is added a History of the Family of John Howard, Esq. of Richmond, Virginia and the Harris and Macleod Families of Georgia (Richmond, Virginia: William A. Garrett, 1916), 310, further cited as Willis and Willis, History of the Willis Family.
  6. [S2027] Essex Co., New Jersey, Probate records, 1794-1902, Will Book G:91-93, FHL microfilm 913286, further cited as Essex Co., NJ Probate records.
  7. [S981] Beach, Ely, and Vanderpoel, The Ely Ancestry, 119, 215.
  8. [S981] Beach, Ely, and Vanderpoel, The Ely Ancestry, 119, 216.
  9. [S981] Beach, Ely, and Vanderpoel, The Ely Ancestry, 119.
  10. [S981] Beach, Ely, and Vanderpoel, The Ely Ancestry, 119, 222.
  11. [S981] Beach, Ely, and Vanderpoel, The Ely Ancestry, 119, 223.