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  • ID: I88907
  • Name: William ELLERY , Jr.
  • RELA: Spouse of 7th cousin 9x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 DEC 1727 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
  • Event: Fact 1776 Signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Death: 15 FEB 1820 in Rhode Island
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Event: Pic William Ellery
  • Note:
    ELLERY, William, (uncle of Christopher Ellery), a Delegate from Rhode Island; born in Newport, R.I., on December 22, 1727; taught by private teachers; was graduated from Harvard College in 1747; naval officer of Rhode Island in 1754; clerk of the court of common pleas of Newport County in 1768 and 1769; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1770 and commenced practice in Newport, R.I.; elected a Member of the Continental Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel Ward and served from May 14, 1776, to 1785; one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence; chosen to the newly constituted board of admiralty in 1779; appointed chief justice of Rhode Island in 1785; appointed by the Continental Congress commissioner of the Continental Loan Office in 1786; collector of the port of Newport from 1790 until his death in Newport, R.I., February 15, 1820; interment in the Common Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: William ELLERY b: 31 OCT 1701 in Bristol, Bristol Co., RI
    Mother: Elizabeth ALMY b: 1 AUG 1703 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

    Marriage 1 Ann REMINGTON b: 19 FEB 1724/25 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
    • Married: 11 OCT 1750 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
    Children
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth ELLERY b: 13 AUG 1751
    2. Has Children Lucy Remington ELLERY b: 21 SEP 1752 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
    3. Has No Children Ann ELLERY b: 17 APR 1755
    4. Has No Children William ELLERY b: 2 MAR 1757
    5. Has No Children Almy ELLERY b: 14 FEB 1759
    6. Has Children William ELLERY b: 9 OCT 1761
    7. Has No Children Edmund Trowbridge ELLERY b: 2 NOV 1763

    Marriage 2 Abigail CARY b: 12 NOV 1742 in Bristol, Bristol Co., RI
    • Married: 28 JUN 1767 in Bristol, Bristol Co., RI
    Children
    1. Has No Children Abigail ELLERY b: 28 MAR 1758
    2. Has No Children Nathaniel Cary ELLERY b: 13 MAY 1769
    3. Has No Children John Wilkins ELLERY b: 18 MAY 1770
    4. Has No Children Abigail ELLERY b: 2 FEB 1772
    5. Has No Children Ruth Champlin ELLERY b: 4 SEP 1773
    6. Has No Children Susanna Kent ELLERY b: 11 JUN 1775
    7. Has No Children Philadelphia ELLERY b: 5 NOV 1776
    8. Has No Children Ruth Champlin ELLERY b: 23 MAY 1779
    9. Has No Children Mehitable Redwood ELLERY b: 4 JAN 1784
    10. Has Children George Wanton ELLERY b: 24 DEC 1789 in Newport, Newport Co., RI

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