Ely's Rebellion

Born in 1740 in Connecticut and educated at Yale, Samuel Ely emerged as a leader in a series of protests against the Massachusetts state government in 1782 that included mobbing the Northampton Court of Common Pleas. Arrested by the Massachusetts government, Ely was eventually released and moved first to Vermont, and then to Maine where he died sometime after 1797. He did not participate in the Massachusetts Regulation known as Shays' Rebellion.