Tennessee Prison Records
Thos. Ely

Transcribed and Edited by Paul W. Lemasters
Copyright by Paul W. Lemasters

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ELY, Thos. (#149). When Received: Nov. 5, 1834; Crime: Horse Stealing, From What County: Claibourn (sic); Age: 29; Occupation: Labourer; Sentence: 6 years; Where Born: Virginia; When Discharged: Aug. 9, 1840; By What Authority: Pardoned by Gov. POLK. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874, Volume 86, Record Group 25, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. Thomas ELY was rec'd in the Penitentiary on the fifth day of November On Thousand eight hundred and thirty four. He is twenty nine years of age, five feet ten or eleven inches high, & weighs One hundred & seventy seven pounds. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, Tolerable Sharp Nose & face & stout built. Has several Small scars on the Middle finger of the left Hand. Several small Moles about the Centre of the Breast and one on the right side of the neck about 2 inches below the ear. Has chiefly followed labouring. Was born & raised in Lee County, Virginia & served a sentence of two or [three?] years in the Kentucky Penitentiary. His father, Three Brothers and one Sister, now reside together in Lee County, Va. on a little Creek called Sugar Run about eight Miles from Jonesville. He also has a Sister Married to George SCOTT (a farmer) who lives in the Same Nieghbourhood. He was found guilty of Horse Stealing at the Circuit Court of Claibourne County & Sentenced to six years Confinement in the Jail & Penitentiary House of the State of Tennessee. Thomas ELY gave his coat to Wm CASSELS 16 Feby 1836 in the presence of Alfred STEWART & G. WHITSON. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45, Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, p. 41 and 42.

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