Ely, David, Dd
Ely, David, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Lyme, Connecticut, July 7 (O.S.), 1749. In 1769 he graduated from Yale College; in October 1771, was licensed to preach; and October 27, 1773, was ordained colleague with Reverend Jedediah Mills in Huntington, Connecticut. He died there, February 16, 1816. During the Revolution he was a zealous patriot. Though he made no pretensions to style, he had a talent for communicating the truth, which strongly impressed it upon the memory. His facility and felicity' in quoting Scripture were excelled by few. About a hundred pupils were prepared by him for Yale College. From 1778 he was a member of the corporation of Yale; was, for a long time, secretary of the same, and one of the prudential committee. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1:4.