Immigrated to the US from Germany
U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
The first record of George Ealy and Michael Ely is in 1773, when they were taxed in Lebanon Township (now Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), at which time they were both under 30 years of age.
George was married in 1771 and Michael in 1772. They were likely related to John and George Ihli, who landed at Philadelphia in 1754.
George Ealy can be found in Pine Grove Township (now Schuylkill County) by 1779, and in Shamokin Township, Northumberland County, in 1800. He came to Canton (now South Franklin Township) in 1807, and in 1822 he went to East Finley Township, where he died in 1830.
He fathered eleven children and was one of the founders of the Fairmont United Methodist Church.
Of the two men George Ealy was b.ca.1744, d.1830 E. Finley Twp., m.1771 to Christina Strosnider (she b.ca.1751, was still living in 1830).
Jonathon George Ealy
b. 1744 (Germany) - d. 1830
From the Sprowls Scrapbook:
Crumrine History of Wash. Co., PA
In 1824 some of the people known as United Brethren in Christ organized a church in this township, which was called "Mount Hope." The leading one in the work was George Ealy, and among the earliest members were Andrew Stellar, Samuel Featherly, Isaac Earnest, Henry Sherrick, and Christian Earnest. There is no account given of their place for holding services until 1850, when a meeting-house was built upon land given by George Plants for that purpose. Again in 1874 a new church was erected, this time a handsome frame edifice. The pastors who have ministered to these people have been Rev. Jacob Ritter, under whose preaching the society was organized; Revs. Winter, Adolph Harndon, and C. Wortman. The last named is the present pastor, who has a church numbering one hundred members. Connected with this church is a burial-ground, wherein some of the burials date back more than half a century.
The Will of George Ealy:
In the name of God, Amen, I GEORGE ELY of Washington County, Finley Township and state of Pennsylvania being sickly and weake of body but of sound mind memory and understanding praised be God to it and Considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and to the end that I may be the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence to therefore make and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say, first and principally of all I Commend my soul to almighty God my creator hoping for free pardon and remission of all my sins and to enjoy everlasting happiness in the heavenly kingdom through Jesus Christ my saviour. My body I Commit to the earth at the discresion of my surviving Executors herein after named and as ____such wordly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life , I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner that is to say first it is my will that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid. SeCondly it is my will that my well beloved wife CRISTIAN ELY shall have my now home plantation together with all that appertains unto the same during her widowhood together with two Cows two sheeps her bed and beding together with fifty dollars worth of my household furniture taken at the praisement all of which estate and property at the end of her widowhood shall be sold by my Executors and devided equally among my children that is to say my son HENRY ELY, ROSANNAH STOLLER, GEORGE ELY, JOHN ELY, CRISTIAN STOLLER, PETER ELY, DANIEL ELY, CATHERINE DENNIS and my daughter MARY / turnover ? (Page? TEDROW?) and further my property money or obligations that shall or may remain in my Estate or property after my decease shall in like manner be equally divided amongst my aforesaid children and as to my money & property that I have (looked?) to my & all my children that one has received more than another. Each one that has received one more than the other shall reimburse back to my said Executors to be equally divided amongst my before named children & as my son JONAS ELY has has received his full portion of my Estate and more and I do further dissolve? and revoke all and every other former will and testament and declare this and no other to be my last will and testament and I do further make and appoint my son-in-law ANDREW STALLION and HENRY ENLOW as executors of this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this tenth day of April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four----------------
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us her ELINOR X INLOW mark George Y? ELY (seal) HENRY INLOW
Washington County, PA Be it remembered that on the first day of April anno domini, 1830, before me JOHN GRAYSON, Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County came ELINOR INLOW and HENRY INLOW, the subscribing witnesses to the within last will and testament of GEORGE ELY, deceased, who being duly sworn as the law directs, doth depose and say, that they were personally present, and did see the testator thereof sign this will, and did hear him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his will, and that at the time of doing thereof he was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief. her Sworn to and subscribed ELINOR INLOW before me mark JOHN GRAYSON, Regs. HENRY ENLOW
Eva Christina Strohschneider Ealy
Married in 1771 in PA
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1774-1846: Schwaben Creek