William Ellery - (1727 - 1820)

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William Ellery Biography


William Ellery, the son of a gentleman of the same name, was born at Newport, on the 22d day of December, 1727. His ancestors were originally from Bristol, in England, whence they emigrated to America during the latter part of the seventeenth century, and took up their residence at Newport, in Rhode Island.

The early education of the subject of this memoir, was received almost exclusively from his father, who was a graduate of Harvard university; and who although extensively engaged in mercantile pursuits, found leisure personally to cultivate the mind of his son. At the age of sixteen, he was qualified for admission to the university, of which his father had been a member before him. In his twentieth year, he left the university, having sustained, during his collegiate course, the character of a faithful and devoted student. In a knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages, he is said to have particularly excelled, and through the whole bustle of his active life, until the very
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William Ellery Genealogy

Parents:
William Ellery (1701 - 1764)
Elizabeth Almy Ellery (1703 - 1783)

Spouse:
Ann Remington Ellery (1724 - 1764)

Children:
Lucy Ellery Channing (1752 - 1834)
Ann Ellery (1755 - 1834)
Lucy Channing Ellery (1819 - 1832)

Sibling:
Benjamin Ellery (1725 - 1797)


Events in the life of William Ellery

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1727 12/22   Birth of William Ellery
1820 02/15   Death of William Ellery
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Quote 599 details Share on Google+ - Quote 599 Linked In Share Button - Quote 599 To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth out not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.

Quote 594 details Share on Google+ - Quote 594 Linked In Share Button - Quote 594 The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should therefore be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. If the doctrine be admitted, rulers have only to declare war and they are screened at once from scrutiny.


Quote 603 details Share on Google+ - Quote 603 Linked In Share Button - Quote 603 To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.


Quote 596 details Share on Google+ - Quote 596 Linked In Share Button - Quote 596 The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts.

Quote 595 details Share on Google+ - Quote 595 Linked In Share Button - Quote 595 I call the mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith...


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