DANIEL ELY, deceased, was born in SOLEBURY township, October 27, 1796, being a son of Asher and Eleanor (Holcomb) Ely. His great-grandfather, Joshua Ely, settled in Solebury in 1738. His paternal grandparents were John and Sarah (Simcock) Ely. His maternal grandfather was John Holcomb, an early settler of Solebury township. Daniel Ely was reared in Solebury, where, with the exception of one year, he resided until his death, which occurred March 14, 1886. He was a miller by trade, and conducted a feed-mill on his farm for years. His wife was Sarah Cox, daughter of Tunis and Elizabeth (Reeder) Cox, of  NOCKAMIXON township, this county, by whom he had one child, William L., who with his mother occupies the old homestead.  Battle's History of Bucks County



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