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.
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
Marriage 2 Abigail CARY b: 12 NOV 1742 in Bristol, Bristol Co., RI
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