Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: IG455642
  • Name: Christopher ELLERY , Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 NOV 1768 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
  • GRAD: 1787 Yale College
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Rhode Island BET 6 MAY 1801 AND 3 MAR 1805
  • Death: 2 DEC 1840 in Middletown, Newport Co., RI
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Sen. Christopher Ellery
  • Note:
    ELLERY, Christopher, (nephew of William Ellery), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Newport, R.I., November 1, 1768; graduated from Yale College in 1787; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Newport; clerk of the superior court of Newport County 1794-1798; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ray Greene and served from May 6, 1801, to March 3, 1805; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1804; appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as United States commissioner of loans at Providence, R.I., in 1806; appointed collector of customs at Newport 1820-1834; died in Middletown, R.I., on December 2, 1840; interment in Island Cemetery, Newport, R.I.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Christopher ELLERY b: 22 APR 1736 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
    Mother: Mary VERNON

    Marriage 1 Clarissa BIRD
      1. Has No Children Frank ELLERY
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