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----- Original Message -----
From: Kristie Cornett
To: 'George Kelly'
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 3:01 PM
Subject: RE: Walter Kelly

George,

Attached is an excerpt of one of the histories.  In this record it shows Mr. Hanson visiting Walter and other settler’s just days before the fateful Indian attacks.  I believe the first Mr. Kelly’s House to either be the Muddy Creek property near Alderson WV that his family retreated back to after the attack at Cedar Grove or it’s possibly another property near present day Oak Hill WV, where Jacob Kelly (Loop Creek) later settled.  This property depends on which side of the river they traveled on so I’m currently trying to find out where Mr. Hardy lived to get a better idea. It appears they did not cross the river because he does not mention it, so they likely went up the right side.  I will send you two more maps this evening that I have worked up for routes.  The routes do not include interstates but follow back roads that are original migration routes.  Keep in mind that in 1774, they likely followed the river because even these routes hadn’t really existed yet, so it will be off a little (I find a 5 mile discrepancy, not bad).  He had recorded a total of 150 miles between Sinking Creek, Giles County, Va. And Cedar Grove, Kanawha County, WV.  Below is the map and directions if they stopped at Muddy Creek, Alderson, WV.


From: George Kelly [mailto:glkelly@jscomm.net]
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 10:57 PM
To: KayDeeCee@aol.com
Subject: Re: Walter Kelly

 

I have emailed Carolyn Clark, mentioned in the GEDCOM that I got from Dorothy (and she mentions her name in her data).  My most recent email was not ansered so ... not sure.  She says that she is a descendant of "Frances" who married a Champbell ... as you mentioned in this email.

 

She is an interesting person.  Husband was a former Naval Officer and father-in-law a retired Navy Admirable.

 

Please keep the data comming.

 

In my Kelly line I have DAR members from my Davidson connection (grandfather of Rutha Alexander) but none via the direct "Kelly" line (James).

 

My mother's side goes way back and with a John Tuggle, Patrick County, VA (after the war) as a Rev. War Vet.  But he died before Congress desided to Pension Rev. War Vets, so no record of Pension Application but there have been DAR and SAR members using John Tuggle Sources.

 

I am not interested in SAR but looking for proof if I have a descendant who is interested and would really appreciate the data being in the Surname.

 

George

 

----- Original Message -----

From: KayDeeCee@aol.com

To: glkelly@jscomm.net

Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 9:13 PM

Subject: Re: Walter Kelly

 

George,

 

Attached is my file for Aaron Kelly, who connection to poor Walter is very dubious at the moment LOL.  Maybe one day I'll know for sure.

 

Below are the  notes in my file for Walter and Sade:

 

William or Walter Kelly was scalped July 31, 1774.  They were killed within 3 weeks of each other.

 

I have several books of letters from the period and need to look up which one died that day.

 

Virginia Gazette bearing the date of September 1774 Records the killing of Walter Kelly

     It apparently took awhile to get news out LOL.

Soldiers and Public Service in Dunmores War 1775
Botetourt County
Mrs. Kelly (Halifax County) widow of Walter Kelly allowance for potatoes

    I believe I found this at the Library of Virginia

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Here are some of the various histories,  I have all the early histories and compilations of the letters of early settlers and Indian fighters but I do not have them transcribed.  I will try and get some time to type the excerpts that Walter appears in.

 

John Levecy and ____, his wife, only daughter and issue of James
Campbell, vs. John Morris--O. S. 24; N. S. 8--Bill filed 7th October,
1800). In February, 1773, James Campbell, father of oratrix, went into the
County now of Kenhawa County and made an improvement on the Kenhawa,
sowing a large quantity of apple seed. The same year John Morris cleared
a tract opposite James on a creek called Napper's Creek, which he sold to
a person of the same name. The Indian War of 1774 prevented James from
making any further improvements, and in 1775 John claimed James'
improvement. James died intestate previous to 1779 and John got a patent
from the Commissioners and has sold a part to William Droddy, who has sold
to John Reynoids. Peter Shoemaker deposes, 18th January, 1804, in Adams
County, Ohio. In February, 1773, he started from Muddy Creek in Greenbrier
County for the Kenawha in company with James Campbell, James
Pauley, and Walter Kelly, and went as far as Gauley River, where Walter
Kelly turned back. The others went on to what is now the mouth of
Campbell's Creek, where Campbell made a tomahawk improvement. John and
William Morris were brothers. The Indians shot deponent at Powell's
Valley. Deposition of John Jones, a settler, as to Walter Kelley, Knapper
(Napper), Thomas Alsberry, William Feamster. Thomas Alsberry says he
forted (fought?) with John Morris all during the Indian War. They were
greatly harassed by the Indians. About Conrad Yoacum. George Lee
(See?) deposes in Kenawha, that he came to the country in 1774. John
Morris was then with him as a soldier under Mathew Arbuckle. Curtis
Alderson testifies in Botetourt, 20th May, 1802. In 1773 John Alderson,
Joseph Carroll, William Morris, John Herd and deponent set out from
Shenandoah County for New River below the falls, in search of vacant land,
and went down as far as James Burnsides's on Greenbrier, when they were
joined by Archd. Taylor, Philip Cooper and Walter Kelly, and all together
arrived at New River 6th April, and made improvements and set out to
return home, and at Gauley they met James Campbell, Peter Shoemaker
and James Polly; William Morris and deponent went back with them.
James Campbell died in fall of 1777.
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A History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory.
By David E. Johnston (1906)
Chapter III.  1766-1774 (Part 2)
Walter Kelly with three or four other persons below the falls of that river, William Kelly on Muddy Creek, a branch of the Greenbrier River, and a young woman at the same time made prisoner.

 

In the Spring of 1773 a few individuals had begun to make improvements on the Kanawha River below the falls, and some land adventurers were making surveys in the same section.    To these men Captain John Stuart, of Greenbrier, in the spring of 1774, had    direction of Colonel Charles Lewis, sent a messenger to inform them that apprehensions were entertained of serious trouble with the Indians and advising them to remove from that section.  When Stuart's messenger arrived at the cabin of Walter Kelly at the mouth of Kelly's Creek on the Kanawha, twelve miles below the falls, he found Captain John Field Culpeper engaged in making surveys.  Kelly at once sent his family to the Greenbrier Valley under the care of a younger brother, but Captain Field, regarding the apprehension as groundless, determined to remain with Kelly.  Very soon after Kelly's family had left the cabin and while yet within hearing of it, a party of Indians approached unperceived and shot Kelly, and rushed to the cabin where they killed a negro woman, and took prisoner a young Scotsman.  Captain Field escaped and on his way to the Greenbrier settlement met Captain Stuart with a body of men, who on being informed of what had occurred decided to return to the settlements and prepare them for defense.

 

In a few weeks after this another party of Indians came to the settlements in the Greenbrier section and killed Mr. Kelly, the brother who had conducted the family from Kanawha, and captured his niece.  These outrages along the border impelled the Virginia government to take action to repress them, and to punish the Indians by the destruction of their towns north of the Ohio; and it was determined to raise an army for that purpose.
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Taken from History of Kanawha County, George W Atkinson, Charleston, WV, 1876.
In 1774 Walter Kelly and family settled on what is now called Kelly's creek, which empties into the Kanawha river twenty miles above Charleston. Here he established himself by taking a "tomahawk title"* to several hundred acres of land, built a cabin and cleared the timber, undergrowth, &ampc., from a field for farming purposes. In fact, he permanently located at this point; and his settlement was advertised accordingly. The nearest white settlement was in Greenbrier county, where a fort had been constructed for a protection against the attacks of marauding Indians, who infested the country on every hand. His westward advance had been made contrary to the wishes of his friends, and against the better judgment of the Greenbrier colony; but Mr. Kelly, being of adventurous nature and roving disposition, would not be controlled by the advice of his friends, and so, striking out towards the setting sun, he had made a camp for himself and family on the creek which took his name, in this county, fully eighty miles from Donnally's fort, in Greenbrier county, then the western limit of civilization.

 

A "tomahawk title" was a tacit agreement among hunters, trappers, and settlers that by cutting a tree, near a spring or watering place, the number of acres of ground he desired to locate, giving the date and the name of the claimant, the tract was located, and no one ever disputed the right of such a party to the title of the land claimed. Another title to land, called the "corn title," was also quite common among the earliest settlers. For example: A settler desiring a "corn title" to an additional piece of land, goes to work, clears the same number of acres of his own land and plants it in corn, and thereupon receives a "corn title" to as many acres of additional tract as he has thus planted in corn. I make these explanations at this time for the reason that it will be necessary to refer to these kinds of land titles quite frequently, before I close the history that I am writing.

 

Soon after Mr. Kelly located in the Kanawha Valley, it was ascertained that the Indians were preparing to make a general attack upon all of the frontier white settlements of Virginia. Colonel Charles Lewis, who was in command at Williamsburg, sent Captain John Stuart westward, with instructions to apprise the whites along the Greenbrier river of the intentions of the savages. He came as far as Lewisburg, and dispatched an express to the Kelly settlement, on the Great Kanawha. I quote from the "Chronicles of Border Warfare," the following paragraphs, which detail the sad fate of poor Walter Kelly, the second white settler in Kanawha county:

 

"When the express arrived at the cabin of Walter Kelly, twenty miles below the falls, Captain John Field, of Culpepper (who had been in active service during the French war, and was then engaged in making surveys) was there with a young Scotchman and a negro woman. Kelly, with great prudence, directly sent his family to Greenbrier, under the care of a younger brother. But Captain Field, considering the apprehension as groundless, determined on remaining with Kelly, who from prudential motives did not wish to subject himself to observation by mingling with others. Left with no persons but the Scotchman and negro, they were not long permitted to doubt the reality of those dangers of which they had been forewarned by Captain Stuart.

 

"Very soon after Kelly's family had left the cabin, and while yet within hearing of it, a party of Indians approached, unperceived, near to Kelly and Field, who were engaged in drawing leather from a tan trough in the yard. The first intimation which Field had of their approach, was the discharge of several guns and the fall of Kelly. He then ran briskly towards the house to get possession of a gun, but recollecting that it was unloaded, he changed his course, and spring into a corn-field, which screened him from the observation of the Indians; who, supposing that he had taken shelter in the cabin, rushed immediately into it. Here they found the Scotchman and the negro woman, the latter of whom they killed; and making a prisoner of the young man, returned and scapled Kelly.

 

"When Kelly's family reached the Greenbrier settlement, they mentioned their fears for the fate of those whom they had left on the Kenhawa , not doubting but that the guns which they heard soon after leaving the house, had been discharged at them by Indians. Captain Stuart, with a promptitude which must ever command admiration, exerted himself effectually to raise a volunteer corps, and proceed to the scene of the action, with the view of ascertaining whether the Indians had been there; and if they had, and he could meet with them, to endeavor to punish them for the outrage, and thus prevent the repetition of similar deeds of violence.

 

"They had not, however, gone far before they were met by Captain Field, whose appearance of itself fully told the tale of woe. He had run upwards of eighty miles, naked except his shirt, and without food; his body nearly exhausted with fatigue, anxiety, and hunger, and his limbs grievously lacerated with briers and brush. Captain Stuart, fearing lest the success of the Indians might induce them to push immediately for the settlements, thought proper to return and prepare for that event.

 

"In a few weeks after this, another part of Indians came to the settlements on Muddy creek, and as if a certain fatality attended the Kelly's, they alone fell victims to the incursion. As the daughter of Walter Kelly was walking with her uncle (who had conducted the family from the Kenhawa) some distance from the house, which had been converted into a temporary fort, and, in which they lived, they were discovered and fired upon; the latter was killed and scalped, and the former, being overtaken in her flight, was carried into captivity.

 

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CHRONICLES OF BORDER WARFARE

 

CHAPTER VII

 

In the course of the preceding spring, some few individuals had begun to make improvements on the Kenhawa river below the Great Falls; and some land adventurers, to examine and survey portions of the adjoining country. To these men Capt. Stuart dispatched an express, to inform them that apprehensions were entertained of immediate irruptions being made upon the frontiers by the Indians, and advising them to remove from the position which they then occupied; as from its exposed situation, without great vigilance and alertness, they must necessarily fall a prey to the savages. When the express arrived at the cabin of Walter Kelly, twelve miles below the falls, Capt. John Field of Culpepper (who had been in active service during the French war, and was then engaged in making surveys,) was there with a young Scotchman and a Negro woman. Kelly with great prudence, directly sent his family to Greenbrier, under the care of a younger brother. But Capt. Field, considering the apprehension as groundless, determined on remaining with Kelly, who from prudential motives did not wish to subject himself to observation by mingling with others.* Left with no persons but the Scotchman and Negro, they were not long permitted to doubt the reality of those dangers, of which they had been forewarned by Capt. Stuart.

 

Very soon after Kelly’s family had left the cabin, and while yet within hearing of it, a party of Indians approached, unperceived, near to Kelly and Field, who were engaged in drawing leather from a tan trough in the yard. The first intimation which Field had of their approach was the discharge of several guns and the fall of Kelly. He then ran briskly towards the house to get possession of a gun, but recollecting that it was unloaded, he changed his course, and sprang into a cornfield which screened him from observation of the Indians; who, supposing that he had taken shelter in the cabin, rushed immediately into it. Here they found the Scotchman and the Negro woman, the latter of whom they killed; and making prisoner of the young man, returned and scalped Kelly.

 

When Kelly’s family reached the Greenbrier settlement, they mentioned their fears for the fate of those whom they had left on the Kenhawa, not doubting but that the guns which they heard soon after leaving the house, had been discharged at them by Indians. Capt. Stuart, with a promptitude which must ever command admiration, exerted himself effectually to raise a volunteer corps, and proceed to the scene of action, with the view of ascertaining whether the Indians had been there; and if they had, and he could meet with them, to endeavor to punish them for the outrage, and thus prevent the repetition of similar deeds of violence.

 

They had not however gone far, before they were met by Capt. Field, whose appearance of itself fully told the tale of woe. He had ran upwards of eighty miles, naked except his shirt, and without food; his body nearly exhausted by fatigue, anxiety and hunger, and his limbs grievously lacerated with briers and brush. Captain Stuart, fearing lest the success of the Indians might induce them to push immediately for the settlements, thought proper to return and prepare for that event.

 

In a few weeks after this another party of Indians came to the settlement on Muddy creek, and as if a certain fatality attended the Kelly’s, they alone fell victims to the incursion. As the daughter of Walter Kelly was walking with her uncle (who had conducted the family from the Kenhawa) some distance from the house, which had been converted into a temporary fort, and in which they lived, they were discovered and fired upon; the latter was

 

Colonel Stuart's Narrative
" Gen. LEWIS' army assembled in Greenbrier, at Camp Union (near Lewisburg) about the 4th of September, 1774, amounting in all to about 1100 men, & proceeded from thence on their march, on the 11th day of the said month. The captains commanding the Augusta volunteers were, Capt. George MATHEWS, Capt. Alexander McCLANAGHAN, Capt. John DICKESON, Capt. John LEWIS, Capt. Benjmain HARRISON, Capt. William NAUL, Capt. Joseph HAYNES & Capt. Samuel WILSON. They commanding the Botetourt companies were, Capt. Matthew ARBUCKLE, Capt. John MURRAY, Capt. John LEWIS, Capt. James ROBISON, Capt. Robert McCLANAGHAN, Capt. James WARD & Capt. John STUART. In the course of that summer & not long after we received notice of the hostile appearances of the Indians, the came up the Kanawha & killed Walter KELLEY. Kelley had begun a settlement about 12 miles below the great falls when they made the attack & Col. John FIELDS, of Culpeper County was at KELLEY's about to make some surveys on military claims or otherwise.

 

" He had with him 1 or 2 of his neighbors & 1 or 2 negroes. I had sent an express to them with advice to remove immediately, as it was apprehended the Indians were about to break out, & that they were in great danger. KELLEY, who I believe was a fugitive from the back parts of South Carolina & of a bold & intrepid disposition, received my intelligence with caution & sent off his family & stock for Greenbrier with his brother, a young man of equally suspicious character. But FIELDS, trusting more to his own consequence & better knowledge of public facts, endeavored to persuade KELLEY that there was no danger, as nothing of the kind had before been heard of, & our Greenbrier intelligence was not worth noting. On the evening of the same day, & before KELLEY's brother & family had gone out of hearing of the guns, the Indians came upon KELLEY & FIELDS, where they were taking leather from a tan trough, at a small distance from the cabin, fired on them & killed KELLEY on the spot. FIELDS ran into the cabin where their guns were all unloaded. He picked up one & recollecting that it was not charged, ran out of the house into a cornfield within a few steps of the door & left his negro girl & Scotch boy crying at the door. The boy was killed & the girl carried off. FIELDS made his escape but never saw an Indian. KELLEY's brother gave information that he heard guns fired soon after he started with his family & expected his brother & Col. FIELDS were killed. I offered to go & see what was the consequence; raised about 10 or 15 men & proceeded on our way to the Kanawha, about 10 miles when I met Col. FIELDS naked except his shirt. His limbs were grievously lacerated with briers & brush, his body worn down with fatigue & cold, having run in that condition from the Kanawha upwards of 80 miles through the woods. He was then, I guess, upwards of 50 years old, but of a hardy & strong constitution. He was afterwards killed in the battle on the 10th of October following. But a fatality pursued the family of KELLEY, for the Indians came to Greenbrier, on Muddy Creek & killed young KELLEY & took his niece prisoner about 3 weeks after they had killed her father.

 

 

The items below are misc. notes

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English Crown Grants in St Matthew Parish in Georgia
Kelly, Walter

 


300 acres, St. Matthew Parish

 


Granted July 2, 1765          Grant Book E, page 180

 


Bounded on the southwest by Great Ogeechee River.

 


Kennan, Henry

 


400 acres, St. Matthew Parish

 


Surveyed August 10, 1760      Plat Book C, page 125

 


Granted May 21, 1762          Grant Book D, page 88

 


Tract located on an island, bounded on the east by Bear Creek,
southeast by Charles Pryce, southwest by vacant land, northwest
by Ebenezer Township, northeast by John Paul Miller.
Original warrant says this is called Mill Island.
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Author    Goare, Henry. 
Title    H[enry] Goare, Deputy Clerk, Halifax County, [to] Clerk of Council. 
Publication    July 10, 19, 1781. 
Material    4 p. 
Gen. note    Part of a collection of letters and other documents received in the Governor's Office during the period June 29, 1776-Nov. 30, 1784. 
Summary    Seven lists of slaves brought into Halifax County from the Carolinas and Georgia. 
Note    John Brown, from North Carolina, about June 25, 1781: 15 Negroes, July court. 
   John Bruton, from Georgia, about June 4, 1780: 7 Negroes, July court. 
   Richard Griffin, from South Carolina, about February 9, 1781: 3 Negroes, May court. 
   William Hawkins, from Rutherford County, N.C., about Nov. 12, 1780: 9 Negroes, July court. 
   Samuel Kelly, from South Carolina, about June 14, 1781: 13 Negroes, July court. 
   Isaac Mills, from Georgia, about Oct. 7, 1780: 6 Negroes, July court. 
   John Thomas, from Edgcomb County, N.C., about June 10, 1781: 15 Negroes, July court. 
Subject -Geographic    Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources. 
Genre/Form    Letters. 
Added Entry    Virginia. Governor's Office. Letters received. 
  
 
System Number    000508195 
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CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
DEED BOOK NO. 19.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 529
Page 151.--20th October, 1772. William Hill and Jean to Samuel McChesney, in forks of Hays' Creek. Teste: James Buchanan, John Hays. Samuel and John Kelly, James, Walter and Robert McChesney, Samuel Steel.                              


 

 


 Walter Kelly was born Abt 1730 in Timahoe, Kildare, Ireland. He died 1773 in , Greenbriar, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Bef 1759.
Kelly, O'Kelly, or Kelley are all descendents from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son
Herman. The founder of the family was Colla da Crioch, son of Colla Vais or Hais, King of Ireland A.D.
315. The ancient name Cealliag, signifying "for war," was derived from one of their ancestors, Ceallach, a
celebrated chief in the ninth century. The titles of the heads of this clan were Chief of the Hy Many and
Prince of Bregia. Their possessions were located in the present counties of Dublin, Kildare, Roscommon
and Tyrone.

The following from a 12 Sep 1994 letter from Marilyn Brown to Norma Kelly regarding the on site research
of a friend & Catholic priest, John Hanrahan: O'Kelly is one of seven clans or septs of the ancient territory
of Laois (Leesh) also known as "Queen's County." O'Moores were chieftains and O'Devoy, O'Dempsey's,
O'Dorans, O'Dowlings, O'Kellys and McEvoys were names associated with the county. The O'Kelly area is
now known as Killeigh, an Anglicised version of O'Ceallach, and is located in North Laois where today we
find the ruins of O'Kelly's castle in close proximity to the village. Also adjacent is County Affaly (King's
County) of which Edenderry is one of the market towns.
There is also a village in Co. Laois (Leix) known as Timahoe. Timahoe in Gaelic is Tig Mochie meaning
the House of Moire. In Laois is the site of an ancient monestery of St. Mocu and one of the finest and
best preserved Round Towers in Ireland (in Timahoe). The Timahoe in Kildare according to one of the
Laois 'locals' was bog land and would not be viable as farm or as an estate, but would be good for
hunting. Kelly is the second most popular name in Ireland exceeded only by Murphy. Kellys have always
been known as fighters.

The following is extracted from THE KELLY FAMILY by Verna Hurlbut Carroll, Denver, Colorado. 1993:
Walter Kelly apparently came with the Irish Quaker colony, which included Timothy and Samuel Kelly, in
1751. He came from Timahoe, a small town in County Kildare, Ireland, not far from Dublin. This colony
located themselves in the scattered settlements between the Wateree and Lynches Rivers, South Carolina.
In 1754 Walter Kelly received a Royal Grant for 350 acres in Craven County, South Carolina. On 17 Sep
1754 Samuel Wyly certified that he had measured and laid out to Walter Kelly a tract of land on the south
side of Wateree river, bounded by the Wateree River on the south side, by George Bearfoot's vacant land
to the northwest and by Couciler Michies vacant land to the southwest. On 28 May 1759 Walter Kelly and
his wife Elizabeth leased to John Pain for one year. This lease was signed by Walter Kelly of Craven
County, South Carolina, 2 Jun 1759. On 2 Jun 1759 Walter Kelly, cordwainer, and Elizabeth Kelly, his wife,
released to John Pain, blacksmith, for one hundred and fifty pounds, this same property. In this release
Walter Kelly is referred to as Walter Kelly, Senior.

By 1760 he and his family ad moved from Craven County, South Carolina, to Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
His son, James Kelly, in his application for Revolutionary War pension in 1835, stated he was born in
Pittsylvania County, about 1760.

By 1773/74 Walter Kelly and his family had settled in the Kanawha Valley in what was later to become
West Virginia. It is generally understood that he was the pioneer settler in the Great Kanawha Valley.
Here he built a cabin near the mouth of a creek, which ever afterwards has borne his name, "Kelly's Creek.
" His settlement was 80 miles west of Donally's Fort in Greenbrier, and was at the time the most western
white settlement in America. The little stream called Kelly's Creek pushes its way down the ravines
between the northern hills and empties into the Kanawha River 20 miles below the present Charleston,
West Virginia.

The pioneers of civilization in western Virginia were a peculiar people. They were fond of adventure, and
lived on excitement as well as from eating wild game and Indian corn pone. Their attachment to the wild,
unshackled scenes of wilderness life easily weaned them away from old associations. They were not all
hunters, yet that occupation employed a large portion of their time. The women as well as the men were
skilled in the use of the rifle, the tomahawk and the knife.

From 1675 to 1774 there were comparatively few attacks made upon white colonists by the Indians. The
1763 Treaty of Paris, following the French-Indian War, resulting in general peace along the frontiers, had
generally been adhered to by the Indians. This peace, however, was suddenly broken by the murder of
several friendly Indians in 1774 on the Monogahela and Cheat Rivers, and gave rise to a general raid by

the Indians on all the settlements of the frontier.

These attacks were not confined to any particular locality but were general throughout all this border
country. In 1772 a German named Adam Stroud had located on the Gauley River in the 9 mile long
Gauley Mountain. This mountain is the last, and beyond, the valley of the Kanawha begins. Stroud had
made a clearing, and that summer he left his home to procure a supply of salt from a tribe of friendly
Indians at Bulltown. On his return he found his wife and seven children murdered and his cabin in ashes.
He followed the trail of the murderers to the Bulltown neighborhood. Two of his friends proceeded
immediately to Bulltown, and although they denied having seen an Indian, it was the prevailing opinion
they had destroyed all the men, women and children in Bulltown.

Walter Kelly established himself by taking a "tomahawk title" to several hundred acres of land, built a log
cabin and cleared the timber, undergrowth, etc., from a field for farming purposes. A "tomahawk title"
was a tacit agreement among hunters, trappers, and settlers that by cutting upon a tree, near a spring or
watering place, the number of acres of ground he desired to locate and giving the date and name of the
claimant, the tract was located and no one ever disputed the right of such party to the title of the land
claimed.

A Land Entry reading, "We the Commissioners. etc., do certify that Sampson and George Mathews are
entitled to 400 acres of land by right of settlement before the first day of January 1778 as assignee of
Walter Kelly, who was assignee of James Witcher, including a survey of 99 acres made for said Mathews
in 1774 in Greenbriar County on both sides of the Great Kanwha at the mouth of Lick Creek. Given under
our hands this 17th day of January 1780, etc."

In this way Walter Kelly permanently located at this point, and his settlement was advertised accordingly.
The nearest white settlement was in Greenbriar where a fort had been constructed for protection against
attacks of marauding Indians. It has been written his western advance had been made contrary to the
wishes of his friends and against the better judgement of the Greenbrier colony. He, however, being of a
venturous nature and roving disposition, would not be controlled by the advice of his friends, and so,
striking out toward the setting sun, he made a camp for himself and family on the creek which took his
name, fully 80 miles from Donally's Fort in Greenbrier, then the western limit of civilization.

Soon after he had located in the Kanawha Valley it was learned the Indians were preparing to make a
general attack on all the frontier white settlements of Virginia. Captain John Stuart was given instructions
to apprise the whites along the Greenbrier River. John Stuart, a distinguished figure in the pioneer history
of Greenbrier County, later lived about 4 miles below Lewisburg on the Fort Spring Road. He was born in
Augusta County, Virginia, the only son of David Stuart, a Scotsman, and Margaret (Lynn) Stuart, the
former widow of John Paul. In 1769 he became a member of the first successful expedition to effect a
permanent settlement in Greenbriar County and there subsequently erected Fort Stuart, later Fort Spring,
and was the commander of this outpost to defend the settlement.

John Stuart, in turn, dispatched a runner to Kelly with the news and at the same time warned him to
return to Greenbrier. Quoting from Withers' Chronicles of Border Warfare:

"When the express arrived at the cabin of Walter Kelly, twenty miles below the falls, Captain John Field, of
Culpepper (who had been in active service during the French war, and was then engaged in making
surveys), was there with a young Scotchman and a negro woman. Kelly, with great prudence, directly
sent his family to Greenbrier, under the care of a younger brother. But Captain Field, considering the
apprehension as groundless, determined on remaining with Kelly, who from prudential motives, did not
wish to subject himself to observation by mingling with others. Left with no persons but the Scotchman
and negro, they were not long permitted to doubt the reality of those dangers of which they had been
forwarned by Captain Stuart"

Dayton, in her Pioneers and Their Homes on Upper Kanawha, elaborated that "Kelly, driven to seek this
lonely spot because of some dark page in his not-too-distant past, feared to be seen in the settlement,
and chose to remain behind. Knowing these facts, Mr. Morris may have philosophically looked upon the
death of Kelly as nothing more than an example of retribution for sin, and ghosts, if any, being entirely

unauthorized, were to be disregarded." Comstock, in his The West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, stated
that Walter Kelly "remained to plant his crop."

Chronicles continued: Very soon after Kelly's family had left the cabin, and while yet within hearing of it,
a party of Indians approached, unperceived, near to Kelly and Field, who were engaged in drawing leather
from a tan trough in the yard." Walter Kelly had been identified as a cordwainer in South Carolina. In
this period every family tanned its own leather. The tan vat was a large trough sunk to the upper end in
the ground. The leather was course, but was substantially good. Chronicles continued: The first
intimation which Field had of their approach was the discharge of several guns and the fall of Kelly.

He then ran briskly toward the house to get possession of a gun, but recollecting that it was unloaded, he changed his course, and sprang into a cornfield, which screened him from the observation of the Indians; who, supposing that he had taken shelter in the cabin, rushed immediately into it.

Here they found the Scotchman and the negro woman, the latter of whom they killed, and making a prisoner of the young man, returned and scalped Kelly.

"When Kelly's family reached the Greenbrier settlement, they mentioned their fears for the fate of those whom they left on the Kanawha, not doubting but that the guns which they heard soon after the leaving the house had been discharged at them by Indians.

Captain Stuart, with a promptitude which must ever command admiration, exerted himself effectually to raise a volunteer corps, which proceeded to the scene of action, with the view of ascertaining whether the Indians had been there; and if they had, and he could meet with them, to endeavor to punish them for the outrage, and thus prevent the repetition of
similar deeds of violence.

"They had not, however, gone far before they were met by Captain Field, whose appearance of itself fully told the tale of woe. He had run upwards of eighty miles, naked except his shirt, and without food; his body nearly exhausted with fatigue, anxiety, and hunger, and his limbs grievously lacerated with briers and brush.

Captain Stuart, fearing lest the success of the Indians might induce them to push immediately
for the settlements, thought proper to return and prepare for that event."

Before a year had passed after the destruction of Kelly's settlement, William Morris and his sons had arrived, during the spring and summer of 1774,and were engaged in completing their cabins almost in sight of the fatal spot. . . . On 20 Aug 1782, William Morris, assignee of Leonard Morris, who was assignee of Joshua Morris, who was assignee of Thomas Alsbury, who was assignee of Walter Kelly, who was assignee of James Campbell, entered 400 acres of land by virtue of a certificate from the Commissioners, etc., at the south of Campbells Creek on the Great Kanawha. On 21 Aug 1782, William Morris entered 400 acres of land by virtue of a certificate from the Commisioners, etc., assigned him by William Morris, Senior, who was assignee of James Kelly, to include the improvement at the mouth of Kelly's Creek on the Great Kanawha River.

In 1947 the Morris descendants were still numerous in the Valley, and his name is perpetuated in the William Morris Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution who placed on the outer wall of Virginia's Chapel at Cedar Grove a memorial tablet to his son, Major William Morris, Jr. Captain William Morris had erected a small fort, "Kelly's Fort." at this site. "Kelly's Station" appears in many contemporary records. Morris was followed soon by other settlers and he built a church and a school, the first in Kanawha Valley.

For many years Boat Yards, as the village was called, was the end of the road for those who came on foot or horseback over the Lewis Trail and later for the westward travelers who came in wagons over the Old State Road. Here they placed their goods onto flat boats, or into bateaux, and poled them down the river to settlements farther west. Boat yards sprang up, and the village became a busy frontier settlement.

When the turnpike to the Ohio River was completed, boat building was no longer profitable, and the town's chief industry gradually died.

In more recent years the small community that grew around the nouth of the creek adopted the name of Cedar Grove, incorporated in 1902. Cedar Grove, 605' in altitude, had a population of 1,110 in 1974.

The Morris Memorial Church, on the highway on the eastern edge of town, is a small, rectangular brick

building erected in 1853 on the site of the first church in Kanawha Valley. In the grassy churchyard is the William Morris Memorial Boulder, with a bronze plaque inscribed to the founder of the town and the "first permanent settler in the Great Kanawha Valley." On the west exposure of the building is the memorial plaque to his oldest son, William Morris, the Revolutionary War soldier.

On the side of the church lawn, there is a memorial which reads "FIRST SETTLERS Walter Kelly settled here about 1773 but was killed by Indians. William Morris came here in 1774 and made first permanent settlement in this valley. He built a fort, had a "boat yard," and started a church and school."

James Kelly, in his 1835 Declaration, stated "His father with Declarant lived in said Pitsylvania County until a short time before the commencement of the Revolutionary War. When his father moved to Greenbrier
County, Virginia. Declarant resided with his father in said Greenbriar county but a short time until his
father was killed by the indians, his father having before that sent his family (Declarant among the rest)
to Arbuccles fort but remaining himself at home when he was killed by the indians."

"Arbuccles (Arbuckle's) Fort" may have been Fort Randolph, with Captain Matthew Arbuckle commanding.
. . .

Withers, in his Chronicles, further wrote: "In a few weeks after this (the death of Walter Kelly) another
party of Indians came to the settlements on Muddy Creek, and as if a certain fatality attended the Kellys,
they alone fell victims to the incursion. As a daughter of Walter Kelly was walking with her uncle (who
had conducted the family from the Kanawha) some distance from the house, which had been converted
into a temporary fort and in which they lived, they were discover and fired upon, the latter was killed and
scalped, and the former, being overtaken in her flight, was carried into captivity." Nothing further seems
to be known about the daughter.

Comstock, in The West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, wrote of the "death of Charles Kelly" at the
settlement on Muddy Creek. However, Johnston, in 1908, quoted Col. William Preston who wrote a letter
on 13 Aug 1774, mentioning: "This summer a number of our people have been killed and captured by the
northern Indians. Thomas Hogg, and two men near the mouth of the Great Kanawha, Walter Kelly with
three or four other persons below the falls of that river, William Kelly on Muddy creek, a branch of the
Greenbriar river, and a young woman at the same time made prisoner. . . . "

In 1835 James Kelly, in his application, further stated: "After the death of Declarants father, Declarant
with his mother & family moved back to Pittsylvania County and shortly after the commencement of the
war his mother & family moved to South Carolina Cashaw (Kershaw) county & disctrict, Camden District."

His mother was Elizabeth Kelly, as evidenced by her mark on the 2 Jun 1759 Lease and Release to James
Pain in Craven County, South Carolina.


5. Elizabeth.
 


 


 
From: "Bruce Harper" <bharper1@adelphia.net
To: <KELLY-L@rootsweb.com
Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 9:26 PM
Subject: Kelly's in Virginia

 
 Isaac and Mary (Gadd) Kelly, came from this land. There are still Kelly
 graves there. It was said that Isaac spoke of only one brother, not that
 he may have had more brothers, his name was, James. Isaac and Mary move
 to Muskingum county, Ohio in the early 1800's.
 
 The northwestern counties of Virginia ( Old Dominion ) were admitted to
 the Union in 1863 as the state of West Virginia. Before this split of
 the state, when it was still Virginia the Kelly's owned most if not all
 of the land that is now Oglebay Park, West Virginia. It was thought that
 Rebecca Wood's father gave this land to her and  Isaac Kelly Sr.
 

Hello,

I am looking for any information on William O'KELLY, (poss. aka O'KELLEY and
KELLEY and KELLY,) who may have been born abt. 1600 in England or Ireland and
immigrated in the early 1600s to Virginia possibly into Old Rappahannock
County.

This William O'KELLY was the father of John KELLY, Sr. who married Sarah
WATSON.  All I have regarding information for them is their names and that they
were the parents of Matthew KELLY, Sr. who married Penelope "Nelly" NORTON,
daughter of Patrick NORTON and his wife, Margaret, whom I believe was named
Margaret SWILLIVANT/SWELLIVANT/ aka OSHEELIVAN/SILIVANT/SULLIVAN(T,) whom I have
pieced information together for with the help of others researching the same and 
believe was the daughter of Cornelius SWILLIVANT/etc., immigrant, and his
wife, ? COLEMAN, sister of Margaret COLEMAN who married Daniel DISKIN(S.)

Looking forward to hearing from anyone on this William O'KELLY and connecting
information.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Bellinda Myrick-Barnett


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In a message dated 4/7/2004 3:13:14 PM Eastern Standard Time, donkelly@grovenet.net writes:
That era mine were living in K&Q County, Virginia, so the story goes, and
later went to North Carolina and then Georgia, both documented..

Don Kelly
Don, I saved your email in my InBox because I wanted to get back with you.  I noticed that your KELLY line were in VA, then NC, then GA.
I recently discovered that my 3rd great-grandfather's (James KELLY) parents were from VA.  I discovered this from the 1880 census I believe when he and his wife Emily WATKINS-KELLY were in TN.  James KELLY was born around 1814 and most censuses stated NC.  I had always assumed his parents were from NC until I saw in the 1880 census that his parents were indicated as having been born in VA, as were Emily WATKINS' parents.  Emily was born in SC, however.
 
So having recently discovered VA in my ancestors' trail, I was very interested when I saw the trail of your own, which resembled mine....VANCGA
 
Who are your VA ancestors and who was found in NC?  I will be happy to tell you more about James KELLY if you are interested.  Perhaps you might recognize his childrens' names in your own family tree.  I have not gotten any further back on my KELLY line than James KELLY (c1814 - 1886) so anything is helpful.
 
BTW, James and his family generally were found in the North Georgia area (Lumpkin County, Dawson, Cherokee) as early as 1850 though they went up to TN around 1880 and the last of his children, who were at home with him and Emily, stayed in TN as they began their own families, I have recently discovered.  Emily was back in GA in 1900, without James (some family record says he died in 1886), and living with a daughter, Avey KELLY-WEHUNT.
 
I look forward to hearing from you when you have a moment! :)
 
Karla Kelley-Cardell
Metter, Candler, GA
************
Karla Kelley-Cardell
Metter, GA

http://www.fathersloveletter.com/fllpreviewlarge.html

 


GEORGE, WHAT SET OF KELLYS ARE YOU FROM. I AM ON JOHN PATRICK KELLY AND NANCY KELLYS LINE THEY CAME FROM VA LEECO. VA. I'M ON THEIR SON JONAUT HE HAD TWO BROTHERS JOHN AND MATHAIS KELLY.anitabrewer@ka.net

 

----- Original Message -----
From: George Kelly
To: Kelly-L@rootsweb.com
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 4:36 PM
Subject: Raymond Boone Kelly




  Subject: Raymond Boone Kelly





  I saw in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram an obit for a very distinguished Raymond Boone Kelly, Jr. son of Katherine B. and Raymond B. Kelly, and father of Raymond Boone Kelly, III. Looked like family, but when I got home, I do not have a Raymond Kelly in my files. I do have a Henry Boone Kelly and a Harry Boone Kelly.

  Raymond B. Jr. was born in Dallas in 1922, raised in Fort Worth, graduated from Princeton in 1943 with B.S. in engineering, commissioned ensign USN until 1946, worked in oil industry, founded several companies, longest serving mayor of Westover Hills, TX from 1974-1988. Good man.

My Kelly's came from Ireland to S.C, to VA, back to VA, then in the 1800's to Perry County, TN.  Does anyone know about this late Raymond Boone Kelly ?

 


 

Don Kelly wrote:

Couple of thoughts.

1. I did an onsite (my hard drive) search and found first entry for
Alexander came from Evelyn Symes who went all the way to King and Queen
County, VA to research it. Need to get more details from her.

My own research in Virginia turned up two Alexander's, both born 1755,
one born in K&Q County, the other born in Ireland; one went to KY/TN
(before it was a state) and the other went to NC.

That born in 1755 for both is somewhat perplexing as there were only 13
Kelly families in all of Virginia in 1750 (researched by a retired
Lawyer who traveled Virginia and did the
*Goodspeeds* type of interviews.

One Kelly family he just missed, but learned from relatives that they
went to Kentucky.
The other twelve families were either farmers/blacksmiths or Loyal
British Soldiers of the Line. Yet 25 years later the younger generation
in Virginia fought for America.

In my research I have found nothing to document Hiram Kelly prior to his marriage to Elizabeth McGee.  My approach is to connect Hiram to a family in North Carolina, before spending time on what may be a wild goose chase.  I spent a lot of time working with a  pedigree chart for Hiram Kelly and Elizabeth McGee from an LDS file.  The more I learned about the Hiram and Elizabeth (McGee) Kelly identified as the parents of my great-grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Kelly Ellis the stronger the evidence that none of the children noted on that pedigree file were born to Hiram and Elizabeth (McGee) Kelly who were married in Burke County North Carolina in 1813.
My approach is to research  documents, etc in Burke County for any evidence to connect Hiram to one of the Kelly's living in the area.  If I find no result from my search of Burke County I will expand the area of my research in a greater circle in the effort to find him  connected to other Kelly's in North Carolina.  Many North Carolina records were lost during the War between the States, but it is possible that a probate, land sale, or some other record will place Hiram with some of his relations.  I'd rather not find him than to create a false trail.
 
NOTE.....possible exceptions not seen yet. After the war I suspect
loyalists scooted back to England on the first available ship and didn't
leave many records of their departure.

A second confusion is that even then some (half) were spelled Kelley.
Kelley shows up in original England records, but I have never seen it
spelled that way in original Ireland records. Some have suggested that
Kelley were loyalists, but I doubt it is that simple.


The same family surname is spelled numerous ways.  Clerks, census enumerators, doctors, etc. spelled the names the way they heard them and/or the way they believed they were spelled.   Even today others spell our names differently.  My own father frequently misspelled my middle name.  It is wise to check every possible spelling of the name when doing research.  My husband's surname is misspelled on his birth certificate.

 

2. Although Joseph was about twelve years older than youngest brother
Jesse, Joseph's family was young when they arrived in Arkansas. Chances
are pretty good that if you find Jesse's marriage record in Georgia,
you'll find Joseph's record too. I forget if I ever knew how old
Joseph's oldest girl was when he was murdered, but his wife was carrying
a child that she lost. This was a young family in which Joseph was about
forty years old, which raises the possibility that he married late
(after age 30) or was married once before.

The entry from the 1850 Census for Cherokee County GA page 536  line 24,  dwelling 1915, family 1922;  Joseph Kelly was age 27 and his wife Rebecca was 22.  The eldest child on the family sheet is, Willie's great-grandmother, Cynthia Elizabeth fon 3 Jun 1854 died 7 Feb 1940.  Either the marriage of Elizabeth Rebecca Francis and Joseph Kelly was missed by those who typed the indexes,  or I have not looked in the right place for the record.  It is possible that one of the relatives knows the location of a family Bible with the marriage information included.

Jesse Kelly was living in Forsyth County GA 31st District in 1850.  He was at that time 20 years old.  Elmina, the eldest daughter of Hiram and Malinda was at that time 4 years old.  Hiram and Malinda Anderson were married 16 Jul 1845 in Lumpkin County, GA.   Montez sent me information where to look for the marriage, I then found it in an index, and my friend in Salt Lake is making a copy for me from the film in Salt Lake.

 

Just possibilities to consider in case something crops up that otherwise
makes no sense.

We  each conduct our research in the manner most comfortable to us.  It is helpful when we can share our information in an effort to get the correct fit for the various pieces of the puzzle.  The information provided by all those on my Kelly researhers list has provided me with some helpful information to advance my research.  Thanks to all of you.  I will make every effort to share information with a high probability of being a piece of the puzzle and provide you with my source to allow you to examine it  from your own prosective.

Jonelle

 

Don

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonelle Ellis Russell" <ljrussell@earthlink.net
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:06 AM
Subject: Kelly Research

 I just sent a time line based on the results of my research to Don.  I
 spent this after noon visiting with the folks living in Burke County
 NC.  I still had about three pages to read when Ancestry.com shut down
 to work on their servers.   James  and Ruben Kelly listed who could be
 brothers to Hiram, but given the age span  and margin for error in the
 entry, I cannot elimate them as the possible father of Hiram.
Alexander
 is the correct age, but there is no evidence as yet to confirm that
 possibility.  I cannot recall what I read that leads me to be doubtful
 tha Alexander is the father.

 I have been checking the catalog for the LDS Library and printing call
 numbers for books and film I want to check when I get to Salt Lake in
 May.

 I spent most of my research time this  week researching the Thomas
 Francis family, It appers that Thomas and Elizabeth Francis are th
 probable parents of Elizabeth Rebecca Francis, who married Joseph
 Kelly.  Joseph and "Rebecca" Kelly were living in Cherokee county GA
in
 1850.  I have read the online marriage indexes for Cherokee, Forsyth,
 Habersham and other nearby counties and have not found a record of the
 marriage.  My friend in Salt Lake has been checking as well, also with
 no result.

 I have a report to write tomorrow and some flyers to do.  I'm leaving
 early Friday morning to drive to Santa Barbara for a meeting.   I'll
 return home Sunday, but next week I need to print the handouts for my
 class..

 I'm headed for slumberland.  Maybe I'll dream of where to find the
 Joseph Kelly marriage record.

 Later,

 Jonelle

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----- Original Message -----
From: RFAirEagle@aol.com
To: donkelly@grovenet.net
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: Kelley Surname

Hi Don,

Thanks for your response I cannot put our Kelly/Kelleys together. The positive information on the Kelleys I have is from Benjamin and Mitilda "Millie" Spearman Kelley and their children. William, David, James Turpin, Susannah, Nancy, Eleanor(my line).I have complete info on Eleanor. I also know James Turpin (J T) moved with his wife's family the Murphrees to Texas in the early 1860's.

I have lots of research on the Nelson Kelley family who moved from Stafford  and Fairfax Co. Va. to Anson Co NC. Then to Laurens Co. SC. Nelson moved on to Bedford Co Tn. between the 1800 census and the 1810 census. His son Reubin moved along with him to Laurens Co. SC he was on the 1810 Census in Anderson Co. SC and had moved to Bedford Co. TN. soon after 1810. I know Reuben had a son named Benjamin. I cannot prove the link yet.

Some of the families traveling with this Kelley family out of VA. into NC didn't stay in SC but moved on into GA. The Higginbottoms moved on to GA. So who knows all of these Kelleys may be one happy family at some point.

If any of these names are in your line I would love to work with you on research.

Again thanks for sharing your info with me. Till later Becky

 

 

 

 


This man found records of Alexander's participation in military actions, and
court records with Kelly names fitting the Kelly naming patterns, Joseph,
Alexander, John, Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, etcetera. It was all before Hiram's
time. Alexander apparently fought in the war for independence (history) and
was a patriot. Don

From: Mac McCutchan <yekcim@erols.com

 Hi, Don,
I'm glad my information was of some use.  You had a remaining
question, to the effect that, "I wonder once more if the Militias to
fight indians were sponsored by the King or sponsored by the state. We
always wondered which side Alexander fought on.<grin"

Given that Alexander Kelly was in Augusta County or nearby, as he
appears to have been, I think I can put your mind at ease.  

Augusta County was 99.9% in favor of independence.  The militias were raised and
trained locally, with local officers.  The colony (i.e., the Governor)
had the right to call out the militia, and the colony paid for them, but
they were locally controlled, manned, trained, and their outlook and
political persuasion appears to have been 100% local.

In the French and Indian War and most of the Indian campaigns until
1774, it didn't make any difference.  The Governor (a King's man) and
the populace of the Shenandoah Valley were on the same side.

All that changed on October 10, 1774.  The Governor called out the
 militia in what they believed was a deliberate attempt to thin their
 ranks before the Revolution broke out.  He sent agents to provoke the
 Indians (by killing a Chief's family); and when the Indians rose up, as
 he wanted, he called out the Augusta County militia, and told them to
 march northwest.  

He was going to march southeast from Fort Pitt, with a similar force, and they would mount a combined attack on the Indians.
he said.

Governor Dunmore and his force stopped on the Ohio side of the Ohio
River.  They met with the Indians, a 1,000 man force of Shawnees,
Mingos, and others under Chief Cornstalk.  They parlayed.  Governor
Dunmore then stood idle, with his force, watched the Indians cross the
Ohio to attack the Augusta County militia, and listened to the attack.

He remarked to an aide, "It sounds as though Colonel Lewis is having a
warm morning".  (Colonel Andrew Lewis was in charge of the militiamen.)

Despite Governor Dunmore's wishes, the militiamen won the battle,
although they lost many men.

From that battle on, the Shenandoah Valley was 100% for
independence.  Andrew Lewis refused to submit a report of the battle to
his superior (Governor Dunmore), because Governor Dunmore was the
enemy.  The Battle of Point Pleasant, as it was known, was designed by
the US Congress in 1908 as the First Battle of the American Revolution.

Alexander Kelly was a part of Andrew Lewis's force of militiamen.
Need I say more?

 Mac McCutchan


 
From: "RonLyn Mockenhaupt" <ronm@westol.com
Subject: Re: kelly bible

 Here's the info...the Bible is dated 1827:

 "George Kelly his
 book bought
 (either 1828 or 1829) price 75 cts" and continues with
 family info.
 "John Kelly the son of George Kelly and of Mary his wife
 born February
 6th 1813.
 Jacob (C. or E.) Kelly was born June 6th 1815.
 Sharlott Catherine Johnson Kelly was born November the 21
 1817.
 Margaret Kelly was born March 4th 1819.
 Daniel Sands B.........(page torn here)
 Sarah Alexander Kelly was born January the 4th 1823.
 Rebeccah Ann Kelly was born August 28, 1824.
 George (Weotly?) Kelly was born February 18th 1826.
 Madenson James Kelly was born February the 25th 1828.
 Mary Jane Kelly was born August 20 the year of our Lord
 1831.
 "George Kelly was born in Bath County, Virginia on April
 3, 1782. Mary
 Kelly was born in Rockingham County, Virginia August the
 4th 1792. and
 was also married in Rockingham August the 4th 1812.
 George Kelly started for Orlans on the 24th day of August
 1838 with coal
 for John K. McGee Returned ....(illegible)....as far as
 Wheeling on the
 9th of July and died on the 10th of the Died on the tenth
 (sic)"
 NOTE: I believe his wife was known as Mary Maskill or
 Haskell. A small
 ticket found
 inside the Bible says Mary Maskill/Haskill member
 Methodist Episcopal
 Church founded A. D. 1784. Quarterly ticket. 2nd quarter
 1847 J. Adams
 minister so she may have married again a Maskill or
 Haskill after her
 husband's death in 1839.

 Linda Mockenhaupt

 

 


 
----- Original Message -----
From: "Clif and Sarah Thompson" <thompson@beaverisland.k12.mi.us
To: <donkelly@grovenet.net
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 7:46 AM
Subject: Kelley family

 Don, I just saw your note on the Kelley-list with regard to Marcus Lafayette
 Kelley and am hoping that we are cousins.

 My Marcus (Marquis) Lafayette Kelley was born September 1836 "near
 Nashville" and married Hannah Ritchey.  He died 1895 in Hickory County,
 Missouri where he had lived many years.  Marcus and Hannah are my
 g-grandparents.  I have more information on their children, etc., that I
 will be glad to share.

 Do we have a match here?  I certainly hope.  Looking forward to hearing from
 you.

 Sarah Thompson

 

 


 
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Griscom" <rgriscom@charter.net
To: <KELLY-L@rootsweb.com
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 10:37 AM
Subject: John Thomas Kelly

 I am searching for the parents of John Thomas Kelly. He was born 29 Oct
 1825 in Fauquier County, VA. He married Mary Elizabeth Cole bef 1848 in
 Virginia. She was the d/o Daniel Cole, of Culpeper Co, VA and Sophia
 Kemper. He was manager of a woolen mill in Fredericksburg, VA in 1860.
 He enlisted in the Confederate Army in Fredericksburg in 1861 and his
 family moved to Wytheville, VA. He served in the army until 1864. His
 occupation was a carder in Wythe Co. in 1870 and a miller in Grayson Co
 in 1880. He died 8 Jun 1912 in Wythe Co.His children were Mary Georgia
 Kelly, b. 1848, Lucy Albina Kelly, b 13 Mar 1849, m James Gibboney in
 Wythe Co, 1870, John Thomas Kelly, Jr., b 1852; James Logan Kelly, b.
 1834, Anna Kelly, b 1856, Wilber D Kelly b. 1858, Richard Alexander
 Kelly, b 17 May 1860 (see below) and Charles S. Kelly b. 1867.

 Richard Alexander Kelly, b. 17 May 1860 (my grandfather) married Frazier
 Frances Cecil 13 Jul 1885. She was d/o James Lemuel Cecil of Floyd Co.,
 VA and Amanda Kinzer, Montgomery Co.. He was a Methodist minister in the
 Holsten District. Their children were Richard Cecil Kelly, b. 24 Dec.
 1886, Giles Co, VA; Mary Amanda Kelly, b Mar 29, 1890, Graham, VA;
 Rutledge Jennings Kelly. b 28 Dec 1902. Newbern, VA; Muriel Isabella
 Kelly, b. Jun 1896, Newbern, VA; Jane Gibboney Kelly, b. 21 Mar 1900,
 Bramwell, VA. He died 28 Oct 1933 in Chattanooga, TN.

 I have suspected that he has kinship with Granville Kelly of Fauquier
 County since the given names in their families are similar but I have
 not been able to establish this.

 Richard Griscom

 

 



----- Original Message -----
From: "Donkelly" <donkelly@grovenet.net
To: "Doris A Bemis" <bemisprodgy.net1@prodigy.net
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2000 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: Kelly


 It is fair to say I know nothing about an Alexander Kelly from Armaugh
 County, Ireland. My Alexander Kelly was born in King and Queen County,
 Virginia in 1755. That family moved to Burke County North Carolina and
then
 in 1820 to Habersham County, Georgia. Alexander was a member (perhaps a
 Captain) in the Virginia Militia and later fought for the USA during the
 Revolutionary war.

 Now, a qualifier: There was another Alexander Kelly in Virginia born 1755
 place unknown. He also was in that war and received bounty land somewhere
in
 Tennessee while it was still part of North Carolina. His name turns up
often
 in searches, but so far, no direct connection.

 An early researcher in Virginia interviewed thirteen Kelly/Kelley heads of
 households and found that twelve were loyal soldiers of the line in 1750.
 One was a farmer (they probably all were) who moved to Kentucky.

 Hope you can connect us. I will keep trying.

 Don
 ----- Original Message -----
 From: "Doris A Bemis" <bemisprodgy.net1@prodigy.net
 To: <donkelly@engineer.com
 Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2000 2:27 PM
 Subject: Kelly


 Hello,
   I am from the line of Col.Alexander Kelly born in Armaugh County,Ireland
 in 1755.I would like to go back and find out more about his mom and dad
and
 brothers and sisters if I can.Do you have any info on them.

 Doris Kelly Bemis


 



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In a message dated 00-10-04 09:56:54 EDT, BandB4951 writes:

Hello,

I am looking to find out any information regarding Calathan JENNINGS, born: 
1731 in Richmond Co., VA who was the brother of my 5th great grandfather,
Edward Salley JENNINGS, born:  1720 in Richmond Co., VA and their parents
were William JENNINGS, Jr., born: bet. 1695 - 1700 in VA, died:  1733 in
Richmond Co., VA, (son of Mary WILLOUGHBY and William JENNINGS, Sr.,) and his
wife, Ann KELLY (KELLEY,) born:  bet. 1695 - 1700 in ?, parents:  ??,
probably had a brother named Alexander KELLY/KELLEY who became the guardian
of her daughter, Martha JENNINGS.  Other siblings of Martha, Edward and
Calathan are listed below.  Calathan would have only been abt. 3 yrs old when
his father died and abt. 4 yrs old when his mother died.  Also, looking to
find out what happened to William JENNINGS, III, born:  May 1723and brother,
John JENNINGS, born:  Feb 1728, both in Richmond Co., VA.

I don't know whether or not these youngest children kept the name of JENNINGS
or not as it certainly would have been possible that if they went into other
related families such as the KELLY/KELLEY family they may have eventually
taken that family's name.

<<
 (1.)  Edward Salley JENNINGS, born:  1720 in Richmond Co., VA
 (2.)  William JENNINGS, III, born:  May 1723 in Richmond Co., VA
 (3.)  John JENNINGS, born:  Feb 1728 in Richmond Co., VA
 (4.)  Calathan JENNINGS, born:  1731 in Richmond Co., VA
 (5.)  Martha JENNINGS, born:  May 1730 in Richmond Co., VA
 
 Sincerely,
 
 Bellinda Myrick - Barnett 


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From: BandB4951@aol.com
Full-name: BandB4951
Subject: Re: [JENNINGS-L] VA/KY/MS/Bailey's son/John/Old Rap/& LEA/LEE descend.
To: FourPawsJake@worldnet.att.net, JENNINGS-L@rootsweb.com

In a message dated 00-10-03 23:29:02 EDT, you write:

Also, the Jennings that I am looking for is Henry Jennings, James
Jennings,
 Noah Jennings.  I noted that you name KellyKelley in your line.  See court
 records below and please let me know if you know who these Kelley's are and
 if they are connected to you.  Thanks.
 Caren 

Dear Caren,

Thanks very much for the information.  Unfortunately, the only two
KELLY/KELLEY names that I have so far are that of Ann KELLY/KELLEY, born: 
bet. 1695 - 1700, (not proven, only speculated on at this point, and that she
is probably the sister of the Alexander KELLY/KELLEY to whom her daughter,
Martha JENNINGS, was bound out to at age 5 years following the death of Ann
KELLY/KELLEY in 1734 in Richmond Co., VA, just a year after Martha's father
also died in 1733 in Richmond Co., VA.  Martha's brother, my 5th great
grandfather, was Edward Salley JENNINGS.  Still looking for information on
the KELLY/KELLEY ancestry and descendants and trying to find out whatever
happened to Martha JENNINGS, born:   and siblings of Martha and Edward Salley
JENNINGS, (children of Ann KELLY/KELLEY and William JENNINGS, Jr.) who were
(all children listed) :

(1.)  Edward Salley JENNINGS, born:  1720 in Richmond Co., VA
(2.)  William JENNINGS, III, born:  May 1723 in Richmond Co., VA
(3.)  John JENNINGS, born:  Feb 1728 in Richmond Co., VA
(4.)  Calathan JENNINGS, born:  1731 in Richmond Co., VA
(5.)  Martha JENNINGS, born:  May 1730 in Richmond Co., VA

Sincerely,

Bellinda Myrick - Barnett


 
From: <JOANHLONG@aol.com
To: <donkelly@engineer.com
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2000 10:17 PM
Subject: Kelly

I am a DAR member and have this info for you...Alexander Kelly...b. 1755 in
Ireland....d. 1838 in Tn  md. Nancy Robinson  He was a Captain in the VA
militia
Hope this helps...

 
From: <BandB4951@aol.com

 To the JENNINGS, KELLY, DONIPHAN/DONOVAN, RANSDELL, PARTRIDGE, HATTEN/HATTON,
 TRUMAN, LAMKIN, COX, ASHTON, DEMOURVILLE, MOTT, PAYNE, EDRINGTON, TRAVIS,
 COLCOUGH, WILSON, YOUNG, LAMKIN/LAMPKIN, COX lists regarding connecting
 families in England to Virginia in the early to late 1600's:

 I am writing regarding my ancestral information as follows and specifically
 regarding the parents for Amy PARTRIDGE (DONIPHAN,) and her sisters, Sarah
 PARTRIDGE (WILSON,) Mary PARTRIDGE (COLCOUGH,) and Elizabeth PARTRIDGE
 (YOUNG.)
  
 Specifically this is regarding the ancestry of my 6th great grandmother, Ann
 KELLY, born:  abt. 1696 in VA, (who married William JENNINGS, Jr.,) and Ann
 KELLY's father was John KELLY, born:  abt. 1660, died:  04 May 1715, (mother:
  Penelope ?, father:  Matthew KELLY, born:  abt. 1640,) and Ann KELLY's
 mother was Amy DONIPHAN, born:  abt. 1662, died:  04 Feb 1729, (md. 2nd
 husband, Edward RANSDELL.)

 Amy DONIPHAN's parents were (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN, born:  1640 in
 Plymouth, Devonshire, England, died:  Feb 1717, and he was a merchant in
 England and then in Westmoreland Co., VA, and his 1st wife, Aimee ? 
 (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN's 2nd wife was Margaret MOTT and his 3rd wife
 was Susannah ?

 (The above mentioned husband of Ann KELLY who was William JENNINGS, Jr. was
 born:  bet. 1695 - 1700 in VA and died:  1732 in Richmond Co., VA, and he was
 the son of Mary WILLOUGHBY, born:  abt. 1670, (parents:  ??,) and her
 husband, William JENNINGS, Sr., born:  abt. 1668 in VA, father:  John
 JENNINGS, born:  abt. 1633 in England, immigrated to Old Rappahannock, VA,
 and mother:  Margaret PAYNE, (mother:  (probably but not proven to be,)
 Margrett ROBINSON, (father:  Richard ROBINSON,) father:  John PAYNE, born: 
 abt. 1615 in England, immigrated to Old Rappahannock, VA,) and Margaret
 PAYNE's 2nd husband was Christopher EDRINGTON.
  
  I had written the DONOVAN-L@rootsweb.com list asking if anyone had any other
 information regarding the ancestry of (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN and his
 1st wife, Aimee ?  One individual wrote back saying that (President) Harry S.
 TRUMAN was, also, descended from (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN. 

 I also found some more information on a couple of websites...just brief
 entries regarding (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN being the ancestor of
 (President) Harry S. TRUMAN and, also, (Colonel) William B. TRAVIS, (of Alamo
 fame,) and I wrote the owner, John COLCOUGH, of one of the websites mainly
 featuring COLCOUGH family information that mentioned very briefly regarding
 (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN's wife, Aimee/Amy, as being named either RIVETT
 or PARTRIDGE and that she was the sister of a Mary whose surname was either
 RIVETT or PARTRIDGE who married John COLCOUGH whose lands were built what is
 now known as Quantico Marine Base.  I wrote John COLCOUGH asking if he might
 possibly have any additional information regarding Aimee/Amy ?, wife of
 (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN. 
  
  John COLCOUGH writes below in the forwarded email indicating that the wife
 of (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN was, indeed, named  Amy PARTRIDGE and that
 she had sisters named (1.)  Sarah PARTRIDGE, (md. Richard WILSON,) (2.)  Mary
 PARTRIDGE, (md. John COLCOUGH,) (3.)  Elizabeth PARTRIDGE, (md. Mr. ? YOUNG.)
  And Mr. COLCOUGH cites the source as researcher, Mary Lou RUTH, whose
 documentation of the sisters' names comes from The Lord Mayor's Office in
 London in a deposition of 1662.
  
  Interestingly enough, there is another PARTRIDGE connection over on my
 mother's side of the family.  (The JENNINGS - KELLY - DONIPHAN - PARTRIDGE is
 my father's side.)  From my maternal grandmother's line I descend from LAMKIN
 - COX - HATTEN/HATTON lineage.....from Jeremiah LAMKIN who was born abt. 1595
 in Middlesex, England, died:  1660 in Surry Co., VA, and he was the father of
 sons, Robert, William and Thomas LAMKIN who was born in abt. 1620 in
 Northumberland Co., VA and married Elenor ? in abt. 1625 and their children
 included their son, George LAMKIN, born:  abt. 1650, died:  abt. 1691, who
 married Hannah COX, born:  abt. 1652 in Westmoreland Co., VA, died:  Sep 1744
 and she married as her 2nd husband, Samuel DEMOURVILLE, (sp?,) and they had 4
 children.  Hannah COX is related somehow to Vincent COX, possibly a daughter
 by a first marriage or a neice or such, and George LAMKIN and Hannah COX had
 5 children.  Of the 5 children of Hannah COX and George LAMKIN were Joseph,
 Peter, James, John and George.  I descend from James LAMKIN, born:  abt.
 1675/1680, DIED:  02 April 1736, also shown sometimes as John LAMKIN.....so
 not sure where the confusion comes in yet....and the son, George LAMKIN, II,
 born:  abt. 1680, died:  1707, married Jane ASHTON who married as her 2nd
 husband a man named Richard  PARTRIDGE in 1728. 

 It is from James/John LAMKIN and wife, Jane LEWIS that it appears that my
 Lewis LAMKIN who married Mary LEWIS, (daughter of Lewis LEWIS,) descends and
 they were the parents of Mary LAMKIN who married Peter Lewis HATTEN and they
 were the parents of Lewis Lamkin HATTEN who married Sarah "Sally" UNDERWOOD
 and their son, William HATTEN, born:  1800 in Tar River, Nash Co., NC,
 married Frances Lucretia "Patsy" LOTT, born:  abt. 1802 in AL, daughter of
 Absalom LOTT and Martha Jane Dorsey LIGHTFOOT, born:  abt. 1763, father: 
 Philip LIGHTFOOT. 

 I am interested in finding out if the family of the above mentioned Richard
 PARTRIDGE who married Jane ASHTON (LAMKIN) is the same as that of my above
 mentioned 9th great grandmother, Amy/Aimee PARTRIDGE, who married (Captain)
 Alexander DONIPHAN.  And, of course, looking to find the names of the parents
 of this Amy/Aimee PARTRIDGE.
  
  Anyway, I am thrilled to have a name for Aimee/Amy now.....PARTRIDGE.  And
 we have our PARTRIDGE in a Pear Tree just in time for the Holidays as it came
 in late on New Year's Day!  <lol

 Looking forward to hearing from anyone with connecting information.  Thanks. 
 Happy New Year!
  
  Sincerely,
  
  Bellinda Myrick - Barnett
    01-01-02 05:34:50 EST, cht@indigo.ie writes:
  
  << Subj:    Re: DONIPHAN and RIVETT/PARTRIDGE
   Date: 01-01-02 05:34:50 EST
   From: cht@indigo.ie
   To:   BandB4951@aol.com
  
   The only really useful information that I have was actually researched by
 Mary
   Lou Ruth of Ca., from The Lord Mayor's office in London which was a
 deposition
   of 1662 stating  that Sarah Partridge Wilson is wife of Richard Wilson,
 sister of Amy
   P Doniphan, Mary P. Colclough and Elizabeth P Young .  If I come across
 anything
   else I will let you know.  Regards
  
   John Colclough
 
 Dear Linda,

 Hello.  I greatly appreciated the information you sent a few weeks ago
 regarding the ancestry of my 6th great grandmother, Ann KELLY, born:  abt.
 1696 in VA, who married William JENNINGS, Jr., whose father was John KELLY
 and her mother was Amy DONIPHAN whose parents were (Captain) Alexander
 DONIPHAN and his 1st wife, Aimee ?

 I had written the DONOVAN-L@rootsweb.com list asking if anyone had any other
 information regarding the ancestry of (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN and his
 1st wife, Aimee ?  One individual wrote back saying that (President) Harry S.
 TRUMAN was, also, descended from (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN.  I found some
 more information on a couple of websites...just brief entries regarding
 (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN being the ancestor of (President) Harry S.
 TRUMAN and, also, (Colonel) William B. TRAVIS, (of Alamo fame,) and I wrote
 the owner, John COLCOUGH, of one of the websites mainly featuring COLCOUGH
 family information that mentioned very briefly regarding (Captain) Alexander
 DONIPHAN's wife, Aimee/Amy, as being named either RIVETT or PARTRIDGE and
 that she was the sister of Mary RIVETT or PARTRIDGE who married John COLCOUGH
 whose lands were built what is now known as Quantico Marine Base.  I wrote
 John COLCOUGH asking if he might possibly have any additional information
 regarding Aimee/Amy ?, wife of (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN. 

 John COLCOUGH writes below in the forwarded email indicating that the wife of
 (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN was Amy PARTRIDGE and that she had sisters named
 (1.)  Sarah PARTRIDGE, (md. Richard WILSON,) (2.)  Mary PARTRIDGE, (md. John
 COLCOUGH,) (3.)  Elizabeth PARTRIDGE, (md. Mr. ? YOUNG.)  And cites the
 source as Mary Lou RUTH whose documentation of their names comes from The
 Lord Mayor's Office in London in a deposition of 1662.

 Interestingly enough, in one of my other lines....trying to remember which
 right offhand...which was back in early Virginia....one of my ancestors
 married a PARTRIDGE after the 1st spouse, my ancestor, had died.  I think it
 is in my HATTEN/HATTON lineage.....or one of the surnames directly connecting
 at that time.  Perhaps the LAMKIN or COX.  I will look through information
 and get back with you if I find anything as there might be a connection to
 Amy PARTRIDGE's family as so very many of my various lines that I have found
 in Virginia in the 1600's - 1700's were related to each other then and prior
 to coming to America.

 Anyway, I am thrilled to have a name for Aimee/Amy now.....PARTRIDGE.  And we
 have our PARTRIDGE in a Pear Tree just in time for the Holidays as it came in
 late on New Year's Day!  <lol

 Sincerely,

 Bellinda Myrick - Barnett




  01-01-02 05:34:50 EST, cht@indigo.ie writes:

 << Subj:     Re: DONIPHAN and RIVETT/PARTRIDGE
  Date:  01-01-02 05:34:50 EST
  From:  cht@indigo.ie
  To:    BandB4951@aol.com
  
  The only really useful information that I have was actually researched by
 Mary
  Lou Ruth of Ca., from The Lord Mayor's office in London which was a
 deposition
  of 1662 stating  that Sarah Partridge Wilson is wife of Richard Wilson,
 sister of Amy
  P Doniphan, Mary P. Colclough and Elizabeth P Young .  If I come across
 anything
  else I will let you know.  Regards
  
  John Colclough
  
  
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 Theonly really useful information that I have was actually researched by Mary
 Lou Ruth of Ca., from The Lord Mayor's office in London which was a
 deposition
 of 1662 stating  that Sarah Partridge Wilson is wife of Richard Wilson,
 sister of Amy
 P Doniphan, Mary P. Colclough and Elizabeth P Young .  If I come across
 anything
 else I will let you know.  Regards

 John Colclough


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From: <Edkelley@aol.com
 
 I though this info may be of interest. I found it in "GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA
 FAMILIES From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine" Vol
 III. Pg 251 - KELLY OF WESTMORELAND CO. - Bible Record of Thomas Conway Kelly
 b VA Dec 25. 1799: This record was submitted by his son J. Y. Kelly Attorney
 at Law, Georgetown, KY.

 Alexander Kelly and wife Elizabeth had son James Kelly b 12 Mar 1737.
 James m Susan Wilson b 3 Oct 1741. Children were John Kelly, b 3 Apr
 1761, Spicer Kelly, Donathan (may be A.D.K.), Molly (may have married Joseph
 Wilson, Sr.), James Y. Kelly b 12 Sep 1765, Alexander D. Kelly (may have been
 Donathan)

 James and Susan first son, John Kelly b 3 Apr 1761, m 1st wife Jane Payne
 b 31 Aug 1760. Children were Fanny, John P., George P., Peter C., Jane P.,
 Alexander D., William T., Elizabeth Kelly. John m 2nd wife Dinah Conway b 11
 May 1773. Children were James W., Susan W., Richard P., Thomas C., Spicer W.,
 Mary Ann, Henry W. Kelly.

James and Susan also had son James Y. Kelly b 12 Sep 1765. James m Nancy
 Neale.  Children were Susan Kelly m Boulware, Sally m Sheeley, James Kelly, 
 Nancy Kelly m George P. Kelly, Elizabeth Kelly m V. Rogers, Penelope Kelly m
 Thomas C. Kelly, Spicer and John Kelly who died in Louisiana in 1837 and
 supposed to have been in the war of Texas Independence, when Santa Anna was
 captured year 35, 6 or 7.  He enlisted in Louisville KY.
        
 J. Y. Kelly also provided the following information with the bible record.
 "My father said and I so recorded it that : Alexander Kelly emigrated at an early
 day from Wales and settled at Jamestown, VA (either he or his parents); his
 son James who married a Wilson settled in Westmorland County, VA, and died in
 that county. I have the impression that I have heard my father speak of Alexr
 once living in Maryland, but am not certain.

James Y. Kelly, son of James and Susan Kelly, emigrated to KY about 1800.
I learn that he was living in KY from a letter dated 25 July 1802 from Alexr
D. Kelly to him; also in 1825 a letter written by one Spicer Wilson to his
"Dear Nephew."  So I presume Spicer Wilson married a daughter of Alexr &
Elizabeth Kelly.  Alexr D. Kelly writes under date 20 July 1825 to his
brother James Y. Kelly, stating that they were the only two left out of a
numerous family."

 Hope this helps sort out some of those Kellys. Some of the above is ambigous,
 but interesting. I can't figure out if any belong to me--------------Ed Kelley


From: "Jim Kelly" <gnelogjim@apex.net

Old-To: "Sue Davis" <dparks@usit.net, "Pat Bocek" <bocek@inetnebr.com,

"Pam Fulbrook" <trublutxn@aol.com,

"Norman Franklin" <franklin@nwol.net,

"Minnie HILLIS REAGOR" <september-rose@swbell.net,

"Margaret Chambers" <memam@earthlink.net,

"Lisa" <little.jo@nashville.com, "Gayle Stephens" <SGStep@aol.com,

<Edkelley@aol.com,

"Carolyn Smotherman" <SMOTHERC@ten-nash.ten.k12.tn.us,

Cousins,

Below is a message I sent to a woman who was kind enough to send me some information about the Kellys of Madison Co., Alabama. I thought I would send it on to you because, who knows, someone out there might recognize some of these names. I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have about this. And I'm happy to share any information any of you might want.

Jim.

_____________________________________________

Kathy,

Thanks for your reply. I am really happy to have all that information that

you sent. Thank you. Most of that information was new to me, but I did find

it helpful.

After looking at the information you sent, I feel your John Kelly is not the

father of my Henry Kelly. They are probably in some way related, but I feel

that one less John Kelly on my list of possibilities is a good thing!

I know that Henry Kelly, who was born in South Carolina in 1796, is the son

of John Kelly because Henry was in the War of 1812, but was too young to

receive the bounty for his service. His father, John Kelly received it.

Since Henry enlisted at Huntsville in October 1813, I thought that John, who

died there in 1818 was worth researching.

Here's my theory. I know John is the father of my Henry. I feel Nelson Kelly

is the father of my John.

Nelson Kelly was born in Sussex Co., VA. ca. 1730. He married Elizabeth

Jeffries in Stafford Co. in 1751 and died in Bedford Co., TN. in 1815.

In 1790 there is one Kelly family in Sussex Co. This is John Kelly (I have

no idea, don't ask.).

Another clue I have is that my great grandfather is Samuel Odum Cleveland

Kelly. His daughter told me the names Odum and Cleveland are both family

names, but I've never found out where they come in. However....after a brief

(?) stay in Fairfax Co., VA., Nelson Kelly ended up in Wilkes Co., NC. This

is where he lived when he served in the Revolution. On the 1782 tax list of

Wilkes Co. are listed Larkin Cleveland, John Kelley, Jeremiah Cleveland,

John Cleveland and Nelson Kelley.

In 1790 Laurens Dist (Old 96) in South Carolina are found Reubin Kellogg,

Thomas Kellogg and Nelson Kellogg. This is actually Nelson and his sons. Is

my John living somewhere else (back in Sussex Co., VA???) or still unmarried

at home???

In 1800, Laurens Dist., SC. are Nelson Kelley, Peter Kelley, Thomas Kelley

and Ruebin Kelley. Also, six of the seven John Kellys in South Carolina that

year have a son in the household of the age to be my Henry. (Big help there,

huh?)

By the way, in both 1790 and 1800, there are Clevelands nearby. There is

also a Larkin Cleveland.

There is a John Kelly who is said to have been the first settler on Kelly's

Creek, which is on the Lincoln-Giles County line in Tennessee, just north of

Limestone Co., Alabama. He and Joseph Kelly record their marks on 27

February 1810. (John is first found there 26 April 1809.)In this same area,

there is a Caperton Kelly mentioned several times. I noticed that name in

the information you sent. Joel Kelly was also in the area. Assuming these

are all the same John Kelly, in Lincoln Co., he was a Justice of the Peace,

a lawyer and even owned a tavern. On his inventory, which was made in

Lincoln Co., TN. on 7 May 1818, he is listed as John Kelly, Sr. Among the

several books he owned was a Bible. (What I wouldn't give to find that!)

Names mentioned in this inventory are a hundred dollar note on Charles

Cavenaugh and Joseph and Nancy Kelly, the administrators. Eli Garrett had a

hand in seeing that the estate was settled. (Nelson Kelly's son William

married into his family.

In Bedford Co., TN., the first name listed on the church register of Newhope

Baptist Church, dated 1 April 1809 is Nelson Kelly. Reuben is there, too

along with several Kelly women. There is a later list of church members

dated 2 November 1811, but the list was added to and there is no way to know

when each name was listed. On this list are: Nelson Kelly who is listed as

dead. (He died in 1813.) Reuben Kelly is also listed as dead. (He died in

1815.) Beside John Kelly, it says "Escd." Beside his wife, who is just

listed as "and wife" is written "dead". Later, beside John Kelly is written

"restored".

I find a Larkin Cleveland all the way to Alabama, too. I can't help but feel

he fits in somewhere.

Now, to answer your question about the siblings of my Henry, in Limestone

Co., AL. is found the will of Thomas Kelly, who died in 1833. The will was

written 2 October 1833 and it was probated 14 October 1833. His widow,

Elizabeth was still living. Thomas' daughter, Matilda had Robert Austin, Jr.

as her guardian in 1835. She married William Wilkerson in 1836 in Limestone

Co.

Thomas' daughter, Louisa was the key. In 1835, Robert Austin, Jr. was her

guardian, but in 1837, her uncle, Henry Kelly was her guardian.. She married

Lorenzo D. Cox in 1838 in Limestone Co. Thomas' other children are Elizabeth

and John (of course!). I don't know what became of them. Joseph is linked

with Henry's family, too and John, who was in Limestone Co. in1820, is just

thought to be his brother. I guess it's possible that this is John Sr., but

if the John Sr. who died in Lincoln Co. in 1818 is Henry's father, then this

is more than likely his brother.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that Henry Kelly was in Capt. Charles

Cavanaugh's company in the War of 1812. (Remember that name from John Kelly

of Lincoln Co.?)

My biggest problem with John Kelly of Lincoln Co. being the father of my

Henry is this. Nelson Kelly always signed his name with an X. Henry Kelly

seems to have always done the same. John Kelly could read, write, was

possibly a lawyer and a justice of the peace. Would a man that educated come

from someone who could not write and have children who could not? I know

illiteracy was common in those days, but one man being educated doesn't seem

to fit (at least not in my mind). Please, feel free to set me straight on

this point!

Henry Kelly and his first wife, who is unknown, only had one child that is

known, my great-great grandfather, John Nelson Kelly. (There's that name

Nelson--and John--again!) He was born in Alabama ca. 1822. His mother was

living in 1830, but died in Limestone Co. AL. soom after that as Henry Kelly

moved to Giles Co.,TN. where he married his second wife, Mahaly Smith in

1835. His third wife, the mother of John Nelson Kelly's first wife, was Mrs.

Luvicy Hunter, the widow of Jesse Hunter who died in Limestone Co. AL. in

1824. She was Cherokee and is known in my family by her Indian name, "Flower

Hunter".

I hope this isn't too confusing. I am sure I left something important out,

so if you have any questions, please ask. Again, thank you for the

information you sent. I know I will be able to put it to good use. And if

you have any clues for me after reading this, please pass them along.

Thanks for your help,

Jim.

 

 


From: "Daniel Kelley" <orkelleys@email.msn.com
To: <KELLY-L@rootsweb.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 7:55 PM
Subject: Samuel and Jane Kelly

 Seeking information on Samuel Kelly (could be Kelley)  b. Ohio 1812?.
 Married to Jane Gillilan 1834? in Logan County Ohio..  Jane was born in
 Virginia in 1815?  They moved to Iowa in 1837 settling in Jones and Linn
 Counties.  Samuel died on April 30, 1879.  Any informatiom on Samuel or Jane
 would be greatly appreciated.  Have not been able to establish a date of
 death so that I can try for an obit.

 Dan Kelley

 

 

 

 


 
From: <Javacooper@aol.com
To: <donkelly@grovenet.net
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2000 6:24 AM
Subject: Re: Most%20Wanted%20Kelly

 George w. kelly was born 3/9/1794 in stokes county N.C.                      
 his son ;william d. kelly was born in virginia in in 1833 .they all
 burried in VA  in a area around franklin county VA  near rocky mount VA . the
 kelly school house on the blueridge parkway in VA in named after my line . do
 you think there's a virginia connection ? i have no information before 1794
 in north carolina . i'm searching any connection in the southeast . i also
 wonder if theres any GA connection there are no other records of george w.
 kelly 's parents ( john & elizabeth ) before 1794 in N.C. i really appreciate
 your help thank you

 

 

 


 
From: "Sue Seibert" <sue@oakcottage-TX.com
To: "Donkelly" <donkelly@grovenet.net
Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 5:24 AM
Subject: Re: Kelly line in Georgia

 I almost think we are kin!  My people went from NC to GA or NC to TX
 then to AR--then to TX.

 Anyway, on Hiram, he was listed on the 1830 census for Habersham
 county.  No township was mentioned.  It was a federal census with ID #
 GA55993584

 There were 4 Hiram Kellys in NC from 1840 to 1870 that were on the
 census.  If it is the same Hiram, he seems to have purchased land in
 Fayetteville AR on 01 Feb 1860.  there show to be three instances of
 land purchase by this Hiram on that date at that location.

 I had to stop last night, but I will do more looking today.  I am DAR
 regent, and today is DAR.

 --sue

 --
 Sue Seibert <mailto:sue@oakcottage-TX.com
 Oak Cottage Texas:  http://www.oakcottage-TX.com


 
From: "RonLyn Mockenhaupt" <ronm@westol.com
To: "Donkelly" <donkelly@grovenet.net
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: kelly bible
 
 Here's the info...the Bible is dated 1827:

 "George Kelly his
 book bought
 (either 1828 or 1829) price 75 cts" and continues with
 family info.
 "John Kelly the son of George Kelly and of Mary his wife
 born February
 6th 1813.
 Jacob (C. or E.) Kelly was born June 6th 1815.
 Sharlott Catherine Johnson Kelly was born November the 21
 1817.
 Margaret Kelly was born March 4th 1819.
 Daniel Sands B.........(page torn here)
 Sarah Alexander Kelly was born January the 4th 1823.
 Rebeccah Ann Kelly was born August 28, 1824.
 George (Weotly?) Kelly was born February 18th 1826.
 Madenson James Kelly was born February the 25th 1828.
 Mary Jane Kelly was born August 20 the year of our Lord
 1831.
 "George Kelly was born in Bath County, Virginia on April
 3, 1782. Mary
 Kelly was born in Rockingham County, Virginia August the
 4th 1792. and
 was also married in Rockingham August the 4th 1812.
 George Kelly started for Orlans on the 24th day of August
 1838 with coal
 for John K. McGee Returned ....(illegible)....as far as
 Wheeling on the
 9th of July and died on the 10th of the Died on the tenth
 (sic)"
 NOTE: I believe his wife was known as Mary Maskill or
 Haskell. A small
 ticket found
 inside the Bible says Mary Maskill/Haskill member
 Methodist Episcopal
 Church founded A. D. 1784. Quarterly ticket. 2nd quarter
 1847 J. Adams
 minister so she may have married again a Maskill or
 Haskill after her
 husband's death in 1839.

 Linda Mockenhaupt

 

 

 


Thanks - I would appreciate your posting.  What is the address of the "Most
Wanted" page?   Anyway, these folks have been elusive and hunting for
Kelley's is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. . . .

Anyway, here's what I know:

Marquis Lafayette Kelley was born September 1836 "near Nashville" and died
January 4, 1895 in Hickory County.  He married Hanna Elizabeth Ritchey
November 26, 1865 in Elkton, MO.  She was born March 4, 1849 in Elkton, MO
and died May 24, 1927 in Hickory County, MO.  Children:

William Barrington Kelley. b. Feb. 24, 1865 Hickory County, MO; d. May 21,
1947
James Franklin Kelley, b. Sept. 17, 1866, d. October 24, 1897
Minnie Era Kelley, b. Apr 4, 1871; d. Apr 13, 1947
Joseph Clay Kelley, b. Nov. 1, 1873
John Marquis Kelley, b. Sept. 15, 1876
Sarah Evaline Kelley, b. Mar 23, 1881, Hickory County; d. May 28, 1951,
Hickory Co., MO
Dina Mae Kelley, b. Jul 11, 1882
Mary Ethel Kelley, b. Nov. 9, 1884, Hickory Co., MO; d. Feb 16, 1969
Nancy Holly Kelley, b. Oct. 15, 1886; d. Feb. 15, 1914
Bessie Roslie Kelley, b. May 11, 1888, d. Mar 16, 1918
Jessie Matthew Kelley, b. Sept. 29, 1891

Marquis Lafayette (also seen as Marquis D. L.) Kelley was first found in the
Missouri census in 1860 in Hickory County, Missouri, although it is thought
his family came to Missouri earlier.  He served in the Civil War and never
fully recovered from wartime illnesses, dying in 1895.

His parents may have been James H. Kelley,  b. abt. 1791 Ireland and Sarah
Unknown, b. about 1810 in Virginia.  At any rate, this is the only other
Kelley family shown in the 1860 Hickory County Census.  The census listing
is:

James H. Kelley, 69, b. Ireland
Sarah, 50 VA
 William, 21, TN, farmer
James, 17, TN, farmer
Samuel, 12, IL

I know this is fairly limited, but just about all I know about Marquis
Lafayette Kelley.  Thank you for posting on your page.

Sarah Thompson
-----Original Message-----
From: Donkelly <donkelly@grovenet.net
To: Clif and Sarah Thompson <thompson@beaverisland.k12.mi.us
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: Kelley family


Perhaps an indirect connection. My Marcus was born about 1855 in Atlanta.
His father was Doctor Jesse R (Richardson) Kelly who was born 1833
Habersham
County, GA.
Jesse was one of five sons of Hiram (Hyrum) Kelly who was born 1787 in
Burke
County NC.

His five sons were Hiram Jr., Joseph, Benjamin, Andrew J., and Jesse and
Andrew
stayed in GA. Family history is that they had McGee and Kelly kin in
Tennessee. Hiram Sr. had several un-named as yet brothers. Far as we can
tell, they didn't go to GA, but were not found in NC, so they could have
gone to TN.

Hiram Sr. with Jesse and Joseph and Marcus moved to Arkansas 1858. Hiram
Jr., Benjamin and Andrew J (Jackson) stayed in GA. This is the second
Marcus
I have seen in the Kelly line and they did repeat the names. They were
named
after Lafayette who was on our side during the war of 1812.

That branch of the family was one of thirteen Kelly/Kelley families that
lived in the whole state of VA between 1750 and 1775. One of those families
moved to KY. We don't know about the other eleven families.

Give me more information and I will post it to the Most Wanted Kelly page.

Don

----- Original Message -----
From: "Clif and Sarah Thompson" <thompson@beaverisland.k12.mi.us
To: <donkelly@grovenet.net
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 8:46 AM
Subject: Kelley family


 Don, I just saw your note on the Kelley-list with regard to Marcus
Lafayette
 Kelley and am hoping that we are cousins.

 My Marcus (Marquis) Lafayette Kelley was born September 1836 "near
 Nashville" and married Hannah Ritchey.  He died 1895 in Hickory County,
 Missouri where he had lived many years.  Marcus and Hannah are my
 g-grandparents.  I have more information on their children, etc., that I
 will be glad to share.

 Do we have a match here?  I certainly hope.  Looking forward to hearing
from
 you.

 Sarah Thompson

 

 


Adding to the mix:

There is a site (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/gwhome.html) that has
George Washington's diary scanned and indexed.  There are a few Kellys in
index.  In Virginia, Washington attended the play, "A Word to the Wise", by
Hugh KELLY.  I highly recommend this site.

In my local library the plays by Hugh KELLY, 1739-1777, include "A Word to
the Wise", "Clementina", and " False Delicacy".  LDS has a Hugh KELLEY b.
1739 in Dublin, and Hugh KELLY b. 1739 in Lancaster, Virginia.  No parents
named.  Lancaster Hugh married abt 1765 Elizabeth WILLIAMSON.  One son, John
Kelly, born March, 1766.

Anybody familiar with this Hugh Kelly?  Did he ever come to America?  Could
Dublin and Lancaster Hughs be same person? 

Thanks,
Kathy

 


13th century? wow. I think I would settle first for knowing how many generations lived in VA before Alexander started his move.
 
I am now writing a history book for my children. I think Evelyn and you traced Hiram to Alexander and found out where Alexander was born. I would like to add to my record, references to documentation that Evelyn used to trace the Kelly's to Virginia.
 
I don't need the documentation, just a reference where other after me can look to find it.
 
Meanwhile, I have looked around Barbados. Lots of old sugar cane processing equipment there. OOPS. You know something about that don't you?
 
Don
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Symes
To: Don Kelly
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 1999 1:41 PM
Subject: Great Wagon Road

Came from Penn., through the Shenandoah Valley, on into NC. Old US 29 then I-85, thru Charlotte, NC, then into SC, possibly on what is now I-77,seems to fit.Evelyn's Hamby Line, is traced to 13th Century England.They came into Delaware. Now we have to get Kelly back to Ireland!
 
salud, dick

 

 


 
South Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia:

 

From: <Edkelley@aol.com
To: <KELLEY-L@rootsweb.com
Sent: Monday, October 18, 1999 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: [KELLEY-L] Edmond Kelly - Moore County, NC 1810

 Hi,
 I was coincidentally updating my bibliographical files with info from the
 Marietta, Georgia library and five minutes ago ran across an Edmond Kelly in
 the Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby
 Gilmer Moss, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore, 1983. The entry is;
 Kelly, Edmond       R5840 (Nat'l Pension Claim #)
 d. 6 October 1842 (age nearly 100)
 In 1775, he was in the Snow Campaign under Col. Richardson and the following
 spring, he enlisted under a Lt. Taylor, Capt. Francis Boykin and Col. Thomson
 for a fiftour.  He was in the battle of Sullivan's Island.  In addition, he
 was at Savannah.  He volunteered for a second tour in the same unit and becam
 a scout.  After the fall of Charleston, he went to North Carolina and joined
 units there.  He was sent to Virginia during this nine-month tour. 
 Thereafter, he returned to South Carolina and was again a scout.  He was at
 Gate's defeat.  Audited Account in the SC archives 4198B.

 The 1800 SC census lists an Edmund Kelly in the Newberry District pg 81 males
 00201 Females 00001.

 

 


 
----- Original Message -----
From: "Maureen Johnsonc" <choppy48@gte.net
To: <donkelly@grovenet.net
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 1999 10:54 AM
Subject: Most Wanted Kelly

 I am searching for the parents of William KELLEY b. 1814 in Virginia married
 Eleanor BENNETT 1839 in Shelby County, Indiana.  Eleanor was born 1820 in
 Ohio.  They had the following children  Abel b. 1840,  Benjamin F. (may be
 Franklin, that is my grandfathers middle name) b. 1841, John Kelley b. 1844,
 Mary b. 1846,  Madison Nelson b. 1848 (he uses Nelson in 1850 census and
 Madison in 1860.) William Perry Kelley b. 1849 (my great grandfather, moved
 to Kokomo, Indiana married Frances C. Miller and died there in 1900.)  Emily
 b. 1852,  Sarah F. b. 1853, Andrew J. b. 1855, Lewis C.  b. 1858.  In the
 1860 Shelby County Census there is a Benjamin KELLEY living with this family
 b. 1780 Virginia.  I am assuming this is the elder William's father.  The
 oldest son Abel is named after Eleanor's father so I think Benjamin F. was
 named for Williams.  I have found several Benjamin KELLEYS in the proper
 time frame in Virginia but cannot connect him to William Kelley in Indiana.
 The last contact I had with William is in 1864.  The tax rolls show him
 enrolling 3 school age children.  There is an Eleanor KELLEY in the 1870
 census living alone and a Benjamin not too far away. I have no data on these
 children other than William Perry.   Any help appreciated.

 Maureen Johnson

 

 


 
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Minnis" <lminnis@worldnet.att.net
To: <KELLY-L@rootsweb.com
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 9:14 AM
Subject: American Revolution in Virginia

 Pvt. Daniel Kelly, Pvt. John Kelly, and SgtMaj. William Kelly served
 in the First Virginia Regiment.

Seeking information about William Kelley, Sr., and unknown wife, whose son
William, Jr., was born in Culpeper ca. 1758-1762.  William, Jr., Married
Elizabeth Poulter 1786 in Culpeper Co., and was a Rev. War Vet.  He and
Elizabeth were in Mercer Co., KY, by about 1800. Any information about
William, Sr., such as place and date of birth, parents, wife and siblings
appreciated.  Thanks.

Dale


From: <Javacooper@aol.com Subject: [KELLEY-L] KELLEY john & elizabeth 1790
I'm searching for john & elizabeth KELLEY last record 1790 census in stokes
county NC . These are my 6ggrandparents . Parents of George W. KELLEY born
3/9/1794 in stokes co. who later became influential in VA . around Franklin
and Floyd counties.the KELLEY school house in floyd co. VA. on blue ridge
parkway is named after this line . Does this ring a bell to anyone ? any help
would be greatly appreciated .THANK YOU     G. Cooper          


Would like to exchange info on James Kelly born about 1760 Pittsylvania
County, Virginia, married Anne and lived in Kershaw County, South
Carolina, Williamson County, Tennessee in 1819. Also, he lived in
Hickman, Perry and Maury Counties, Tennessee. Children were: Alexander,
William Thomas, John, Polly Mary, Elizabeth, Frances and Joseph.
Carolyn
csclark@galstar.com


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Researching my KELLEY roots beginning in Brunswick County, VA...Madison
County, Barren County and Hart County, KY.  Would like to hear from anyone
that may connect to my line.

Dorothy (Kelley) Zongker


Descendants of Giles Kelley:

 1   Giles Kelley  1773 - 1840
..  +Martha Ford DeJarnette 1774 - 1816
......... 2   Daniel Kelley 1798 - 1858
.............  +Rachel Harris - 1857
.................... 3   William Kelley 1828 -
........................  +Eliza Jane Newgent 1828 - 1871
.................... 3   Martha Kelley 1830 -
.................... 3   James Kelley 1832 -
.................... 3   John Kelley 1833 - 1926
........................  +Charlotte Daley 1832 - 1915
.................... 3   Sarah Kelley 1836 -
.................... 3   George Kelley 1838 -
.................... 3   Cynthia Kelley 1840 -
.................... 3   Thomas Kelley 1842 -
.................... 3   Winfield S Kelley 1847 -
.................... 3   Daniel Kelley 1849 -
........................  +Charlotte Melvina Hooker Bower
......... 2   Emily Kelley
.............  +Archibald Defries
......... 2   Patsy Kelley 1804 -
.............  +John Warden
......... 2   Polly (Mary) Kelley 1804 - 1870
.............  +Israel Winfield McGlasson 1806 - 1860
.................... 3   Calvin Halley McGlasson 1828 -
.................... 3   John William Kelly McGlasson 1830 -
.................... 3   Logan De Journett McGlasson 1833 -
.................... 3   Mary Francis McGlasson 1836 -
.................... 3   Martha Ann McGlasson 1838 -
.................... 3   Joseph Scotland McGlasson 1841 -
.................... 3   Rebecca Dosia McGlasson 1843 -
.................... 3   George Butler McGlasson 1846 - 1934
........................  +Parmelia C. Tucker 1849 - 1918
.................... 3   Sarah Louisa McGlasson 1848 -
......... 2   Giles Kelley  1806 -
.............  +Mary Barrett
.................... 3   James O Kelley 1836 -
.................... 3   Thomas M Kelley 1837 -
.................... 3   Mary M Kelley 1840 -
.................... 3   Elizabeth F Kelley 1842 -
.................... 3   Sarah A Kelley 1844 -
.........  *2nd Wife of Giles Kelley:
.............  +Polly Ann Perkins
.................... 3   George W Kelley 1848 -
.................... 3   Nancy M Kelley 1849 -
.................... 3   Oscar B Kelley 1850 -
......... 2   Susannah Kelley 1809 - 1870
.............  +Caleb Thomas 1810 - 1840
.................... 3   Emily Thomas 1829 -
.................... 3   Giles Pressley Thomas 1833 - 1895
.................... 3   Eli Caleb Thomas 1835 - 1925
........................  +Eleanor Wainwright 1842 -
.................... 3   Martha Thomas 1837 -
........................  +Josephus Thomas
.........  *2nd Husband of Susannah Kelley:
.............  +Joseph Miller, Jr 1797 - 1870
.................... 3   Joseph K. Miller 1841 -
.................... 3   Nancy Frances Miller 1843 -
........................  +Benjamin Bigelow Minter 1847 - 1916
.................... 3   Brice W. Miller 1845 -
.................... 3   James Thomas Miller 1846 - 1887
........................  +Bianca Brier 1854 -
.................... 3   Susannah Margaret Miller 1849 - 1932
........................  +Columbus B. Hemphill 1850 - 1916
.................... 3   Daniel Whitefield Miller 1851 - 1935
........................  +Margaret Ann Peffley 1852 - 1929
.................... 3   Alfred Head Miller 1855 -
........................  +Martha Helen Perkins 1854 -
......... 2   John William Kelley 1816 - 1899
.............  +Elizabeth Ann Forth 1820 - 1900
.................... 3   Francis Marion Kelley 1839 - 1930
........................  +Frances Moore (Fannie) Collins 1845 - 1920
.................... 3   Thomas J. Kelley 1842 -
........................  +Anther Butler 1842 -
.................... 3   John William Kelley, Jr. 1845 - 1914
........................  +Catherine Britt 1853 - 1937
.................... 3   Euin Dick Kelley 1847 - 1923
........................  +Amanda E. Collins 1847 -
....................  *2nd Wife of Euin Dick Kelley:
........................  +Sue Burnette
....................  *3rd Wife of Euin Dick Kelley:
........................  +Mary Ann "Molly" Crull
.................... 3   Elzira A. Kelley 1849 - 1917
........................  +Sam Bevill 1850 -
....................  *2nd Husband of Elzira A. Kelley:
........................  +Asa Barr
.................... 3   Eugene Larkin Kelley 1852 - 1923
........................  +Mary Susan Hardy 1848 - 1901
....................  *2nd Wife of Eugene Larkin Kelley:
........................  +Martha
.................... 3   Eliza Jane Catherine Kelley 1855 - 1896
........................  +Thomas Stephens Britt 1851 - 1928





==== KELLEY Mailing List ====
All spelling variations of KELLEY are welcome on this list:  KELLY, O'KELLY, O'KILLEY, KELLIE, and any other!

Hello,

I am searching for information regarding my 6th great grandmother who is
believed to named Ann/Anne KELLY/KELLEY, who was born: bet. 1695 - 1700 in
Virginia, probably. Most likely she was born in or near either Old
Rappahannock, VA area or in Richmond, Virginia.

Ann/Anne KELLY/KELLEY married my 6th great grandfather, William JENNINGS,
Jr., born: bet. 1695 - 1700 in Virginia, son of Mary WILOUGHBY, parents: ??
and William JENNINGS, Sr., born: abt. 1670 in Virginia, son of Margaret PAYNE
and John JENNINGS, born: abt. 1633 in England, and emigrated to Old
Rappahannock, VA. Margaret PAYNE was the daughter of Margrett ROBINSON,
daughter of Richard ROBINSON, and Sir John PAYNE, born: abt. 1615 in England,
and emigrated to Old Rappahannock, VA.

My above mentioned Ann/Anne KELLY/KELLEY probably had a brother named
Alexander KELLY/KELLEY as he was the person to whom, Martha JENNINGS, the 5
year old daughter of Ann/Anne KELLY/KELLEY and William JENNINGS, Jr., was
bound out' to upon the early death of her mother Ann JENNINGS, abt. 1733,
when at the age of abt. 33/34 years of age she died just a year following the
death of her husband, William JENNINGS, Jr., at an equally early age. Her
daughter, Martha JENNINGS, had 3 or 4 brothers including my 5th great
grandfather, Edward Salley JENNINGS, born: abt. 1718, who eventually married
Sarah MOORE, parents: ?? Edward Salley JENNINGS was first 'bound out' to his
uncle, Augustine JENNINGS, but, perhaps, may have then been 'bound out' to
another relative....I am unsure....but I think may have been William JORDAN.

Edward Salley JENNINGS and Sarah MOORE were the parents of my 4th great
grandfather, John JENNINGS, Sr., born: abt. 1748 in VA, married Rachel
JORDAN, possibly daughter of William JORDAN, and John JENNINGS, Sr. and
Rachel JORDAN were the parents of my 3rd great grandfather, Bailey/Baley
JENNINGS, born: abt. 1789 in VA, and he married Kitty EARLE.

Kitty EARLE, daughter of Tabitha WILLIAMS, (daughter of Catherine and George
WILLIAMS, (Colonel?,) and Samuel EARLE, IV, (Sgt./Rev. War,) 2nd son named
Samuel, IV, of Samuel Noah EARLE, III, (Major,) and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth
HOLBROOK, born: 1733 in VA, daughter of Randolph HOLBROOK, son of Randolph
HOLBROOK and wife, Mary WILCOXSON. Samuel Noah EARLE, III, (Major,) was the
son of Samuel Noah EARLE, II, and his wife: Phillis/Phyllis BENNETT/BENNET,
and Samuel Noah EARLE, II, was the son of Samuel Noah EARLE, I, and Bridget
HALE/HAYLES, daughter of Thomas HALE/HAYLES, and Samuel EARLE, I, was the son
of Mary SYMONS and Sir John EARLE.

Bailey JENNINGS and Kitty EARLE were the parents of Sarah 'Sally' JENNINGS,
born: 1821 in Covington Co., MS, who married Jerimiah 'Jerry' PARKER, born:
1795 in Maryland, who were the parents of Spencer B. PARKER, born: 1859, who
married Rachael Moranda 'Randa/Randy' LEWIS, born: abt. 1851, (aka Moranda
COLEMAN both times when she married to husb. # 1: Wesley BRIGHT, husb. # 2:
Spencer B. PARKER,) and she was the daughter of Harriett ELLZEY, (daughter of
Mary COLLINS and Evan ELLZEY,) and John LEWIS, born: abt. 1820 in Jones Co.,
MS, son of Nancy/Nanny COPELAND and Howell LEWIS, born: bet. 1782 - 1788 in
Granville Co., NC.

Rachael Moranda LEWIS COLEMAN BRIGHT PARKER and Spencer B. PARKER were the
parents of my grandmother, Allie Artimissa PARKER, born: 1892 in Simpson Co.,
MS, who married my grandfather, James Martin 'Jim' MYRICK, born: 1892 in
Simpson Co., MS.

If you have any information regarding the Ann KELLEY who married William
JENNINGS, Jr. mentioned above I would be most grateful.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Bellinda Myrick - Barnett


Hi All!

I'm trying to find any information on the following Kellys:

William Nicholas Alexander Kelly, b. ?1871 ?1881--married Sarah Fee
He was raised in TN, according to his son, George (my grandfather), but also
lived in Knox County, KY, for a time, and had a tobacco farm in Lee County
(Pennington Gap? Big Stone Gap? Norton?), VA. My grandfather was raised in
Lee County, so I don't think William spent much time in Knox County. Went by
the name of Bill or WNA Kelly.

John Kelly--William's father. Found one possibility in Claiborne County,
TN--as son of an Edward Kelly and Rebecca Sargent (Sergent). Listed in 1850
and 1860 census. Age would be right, but at this time I have no confirmation
that this is the John I'm looking for. Lost family after 1860
census--haven't figured out yet where they went.

My grandfather said that John lived to be 96 years old, and that he was in
the Civil War. Other than this information, I really don't know much else.
I hope someone can help me. My grandfather lived most of his adult life in
Harlan County, Kentucky. I'm assuming at this point that the Kellys I'm
looking for would be in that tri-state area of VA-TN-KY.

Thanks for any help!

Theresa


From: Mkelleyftb@aol.com

I have been researching the line of Richard Kelley (m to Maria Gibbs in 1775) for many years and have been quite stuck. I have gotten nowhere until I went to original (and hard to read/find) records themselves.
Apparently I was the victim of false info and a 19th century coverup. You see, family tradition has it that Richard Kelley came to America on a ship from England, and that he was in fact English. Much painstaking probing has proven this story quite wrong. Richard was in fact born in Barnstable, Mass. to Benjamin O'Kelley and his wife Mary (a land record). As it turns out, Benjamin is the grandson of the famous (in Kelley/Kelly circles)
Irish immigrant David O'Killia through his son Benjamin. As most of you know, the 19th century was quite intolerant of the Dirty Irish and I believe my ancestors chose to forget about their Irish roots. The story was concocted that they were in fact descended from Englishman.
I believe that still later when my family genealogy was starting to be researched, the English story was uncovered, and a well meaning researcher attributed the English immigrant story to Richard since he proved to be quite an illusive stumbling block for info. (In fairness to my Irish descended ancestors, a lot of Irish families made up the same English Descent story for survival.
Irish were banned from most establishments, and jobs were with held from Irish people). Since I am now researching David I have read several articles that have listed David O'Killia as the son of Mac Tiege O'Killia and Anna Daly of Galagn Ireland.
Thanks to Mike Kelly of Australia - I can set the record straight: his parents are named John McTiege (son of Tiege) O'Kelly and Anna Daly of Galagh, Co. Gallway, Ireland. I now have John McTiege's pedigree back to Adam & Eve.
Since I am fairly new to the David O'Killia arena, I am requesting any info on him and his descendants I can find. Land Holdings, Stories, Occupation, Books, articles, etc.. Any help would be appreciated. Please only reply with

KELLEY-L@rootsweb.com


Still seeking information on my g-grandfather, a William Alexander Kelly, born in Galway in 1846. Perhaps since the last time I posted this, some new member might have what I'm looking for.
According to the 1880 census, William lived in the 1st precinct of Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, PA, occupation coal miner.
Wife was Elizabeth (Condren), age 29 who was born in Pennsylvania, but whose parents were both born in Ireland.
Children of William A. and Elizabeth were
Agnes b. 1867
Marcia(?) b. 1868
Mary b. 1870
Thomas b. 1871
John b. 1875
Elizabeth (my grandmother) b. 1876.
The 1900 census shows a William A. Kelly age 54 (born March 1846) married 27 years, as someone who was living with his son John J. Kelly, b. Nov. 1875, age 24, in Borough (?) Township in the town of Duquesne in Allegheny Co. PA. William A's occupation was Hotel Proprietor and his son John's was Bartender. According to this record -- and if it is the same person as above -- William A. immigrated (presumably with his parents) in 1856.
I would be grateful for information on the death date of William A. as well as any information on the his parents -- i.e., names, siblings, birth and death dates, place of birth in Ireland, etc.
Thanks,
Jeffrey Gibson
Jeffrey B. Gibson 7423 N. Sheridan Road #2A Chicago, Illinois 60626 e-mail jgibson000@ameritech.net



Subject: Kelley Logan Co Virginia TO:KELLEY-L@rootsweb.com From: SFry205887@aol.com To: KELLEY-L@rootsweb.com
Is anyone one Researching the Kelley's that were in Logan Co. Va. 1830 census, Thornton Kelly James Kelly 1840 Fayette Co Va. Thornton Kelly Floyd Kelly Floyd Kelley married Martha Jane Bradley Any help on this would be most appreciated Sandra fry



Looking for parents of Jesse Kelly, born abt.1822, Harrison Co. VA, married Elizabeth Clarks(Clark) April4, 1844, Harrison CO. VA, children of Jesse and Elizabeth,
George Kelly , dob unk
Judson Kelly, dob 1847
Mary Kelly, dob 1847
Levi Kelly, dob 1848
William Fredrick Kelly, dob 4/22/1850
Jesse N. Kelly, dob 1853
I have found one listing, stating a Jesse Kelly of Harrison Co. VA, Father- Amelia Kelly, mother Mrs. Amelia Kelly???? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Dan Kelly
Email: pln3768@montana.com



From: Paula Kelley Ward To:Methias Kelly 1797-1872, TNKYVAMO
Thank you to L'Ene HATCHER-CROSS who found this website. I want to remind everyone that information about any spelling variation of the name: KELLEY, KELLY, O'KELLY, etc. is welcome on this list.
My Kelley/Kelly family is from Southwest Virginia but to my knowledge is not related to the below family.
Historical Sketches of Southwest Virginia, Publication 6 - 1972
http://www.ls.net/~newriver/swva/hssv-6.htm#kelly

BRIEF GENEALOGY OF THE KELLY FAMILY
By Emory L. Hamilton
Mrs. J. C. Mitchell of Appalachia, VA has in her possession an old fire-damaged Bible belonging to some of the Kelly family which has names and dates recorded as below:
Patrick Kelly born June 2, 1707
John Jackson Kelly born June 2, 1707
Matthias Kelly born December 28, 1777
No doubt this is a direct Kelly line and it remains for some family genealogist to make the connections.
This manuscript begins with a Matthias Kelly, who was probably a son of John Jackson Kelly, Sr., who had married Rebecca Jackson and lived in Tennessee. Matthias Kelly married Abigail Sturgill, daughter of John and Jemima Wells Sturgill. After their marriage they lived for awhile in Kentucky, probably Harlan County where some three or four of their oldest children were born. Sometime in the 1830's they moved to the vicinity of Big Stone Gap which is his lifetime was known as the Three Forks of Powell River. All this section was then Lee County, becoming Wise County in 1856. Matthias is said to have operated one of the first stores in Lee County somewhere in the Big Stone Gap vicinity.
Sometime in the 1850's he moved his family to Milam, in Sullivan County, Missouri where he lived through the Civil War years and had moved back to Wise County by 1870. While living in Missouri his son Franklin Newton Kelly married on May 9, 1861 to Salomey Jane Neighbors, and they had a son, John William Kelly born May 19, 1862. Franklin Newton enlisted in the Missouri State Militia as a Bugler in Company C of the 1st Cavalry Regiment commanded by Captain James McFerrin, and was killed April 28, 1864, near Warrensburg in Johnson County, Missouri.
Two birth dates have been uncovered for Matthias Kelly and which one is correct remains to be proven. The first is December 28, 1797, and second December 28, 1800. He died December 15, 1872, and is said to have been buried about halfway between his old home site and Cadet alongside the L&N Railroad on a knoll and it has been said a large tree is growing out of his grave.
On January 3, 1818 he was married to Abigail Sturgill, born November 30, 1801. After the death of her husband, Abigail went to live with her oldest son, John Jackson Kelly at the Brick Store in upper Lee County in Turkey Cove. She died here and was laid to rest in the Jonathan Richmond Cemetery across Highway 58 from her last home, now the Dave Isaac place. Abigail's picture, her loom, and some cloth she wore are now on display in the Southwest Virginia Museum at Big Stone Gap. Their children were:
John Jackson Kelly, born October 6, 1821, married Jane Booth Anna Kelly, born February 15, 1824, married Hiram Davidson
Rachel Kelly, born November 23, 1825, married (1) a Gibbs (2) a Stoner
Jemima Kelly, born October 30, 1827, married Elkanna Gilley
Rebecca Kelly, born October 23, 1829, married a Marion
Matthias Kelly, born April 7, 1832, married Rebecca McKnight
William Henry Kelly, born February 20, 1835, married Mary Creech
Patrick Jasper Kelly, born March 24, 1837, married Mary Jane
Sarah Sally Kelly, born April 5, 1839, married a Spencer
Franklin Newton Kelly, born May 25, 1842, married Salomey Jane Neighbors
Jane Jennie Kelly, born 1845, married a Parker
John Jackson Kelly, oldest son of Matthias and Abigail, lived on Callahan Creek, at or near the present Appalachia, VA. Kelly Branch of Callahan, still bears his name. He owned large acreages of land on Callahan, Looney and Roaring Fork Creeks of Powell River. He reared his large family here where he operated a grist mill, blacksmith shop and gun smith shop. He made flint- lock rifles, bear traps and tools for the pioneer settlers.
After his children had all married and gone from home he sold his large land holdings to the coal companies and bought the old Gen. Jonathan Richmond home and Brick Store in Turkey Cove in the edge of Lee County just west of Big Stone Gap. Here he spent the remainder of his life, dying on June 30, 1909, and was laid to rest in the Richmond Cemetery. He married Jane, the daughter of Rev. William Booth, who was born October 21, 1817 and preceded him in death on January 17, 1893.
Their children were:
Matthias Kelly, born December 1, 1840, died April 13, 1908, married Mary McKnight
William Jasper Kelly, born August 15, 1843, married Katherine Day (2) Lura Clarkston
Clerinda Kelly, born November 24, 1844, married John Lewis
John Jackson Kelly, Jr., born February 26, 1847, married Ella Jane Lewis
David Kelly, born March 20, 1848, married (1) Abagail Stidham (2) Roxanna Lewis
James J. Kelly, born October 9, 1849, married Sophia Robinette
Isaac Newton Kelly, born March 20, 1851, married Mary Olinger
Abagail Kelly, born February 17, 1853, married Lafayette Wade
Dorinda Emeline Kelly, born October 24, 1854, married F. M. Clarkston
Sarah Jane Kelly, born November 4, 1856, died young
Jemima Kelly, born September 8, 1858, married Sampson Bishop
Rebecca Marion Kelly, born September 8, 1858, married William Coldiron (Jemima and Rebecca were twins)
John Jackson Kelly, Jr., fourth child of John J. Kelly, Sr. and his wife Jane Booth, was born at the old Kelly home on Callahan Creek February 26, 1847.
He married Jane Lewis and settled at what is known today as Kelly View, on Route 23, between Norton and Appalachia. Here he built a six room, two story log house where his family of twelve children were born, Dr. John Jackson Kelly, Jr. being the eleventh born of these children, several of whom died young.
Children:
Emerson Kelly
Lawrence Willard Kelly married Genette Kilgore
Dr. J. J. Kelly, Jr., married Trula Watkins
Minter Dale Kelly never married
Lora Jean Kelly never married
Gustova Bronx Kelly never married
Viola Kelly married Lawson White
Oprha Kelly married Rossiter Rapp
Pages 35 to 38
Paula Kelley Ward KELLEY List Manager
PWard@Express-News.net


Henry and Catherine Kelly
Helllo, I thought i would try this again to see if there is anyone that might have seen this family. I'm looking for the parents HENRY AND CATHERINE KELLY from Monroe County, Va. I have Andrew J. Kelly, their son born in Monroe County, 1825. In 1843 they all went to the Northwestern part of Missouri . In 1846 Andrew joined the Army under General Scott for three years. He fought in the War with Mexico. After receiving his discharge he return to Mo. then off to Calif, Oregon, and the Canadian Possessions for twenty-two years, He did mining for eight of those years. In 1875 he settled in Pear Valley, Montana. He married a Lydia Douglas, in Roseberg, Oregon 11-2-1862. Their children were, Virginia, Catherine, Robert Henry, Andrew J., Maragaret, Caroline, Samuel, Carrie, Grover and Enock I have search through Va and Mo but can't find any connection to Henry as yet. ANY IDEAS where to go now?????? Thanks, Vicki


From: Peggy Haynie I'm looking for the parents of Joseph Brown (Kelley)KELLY b. 1857 Jasper, Pickens, Georgia. m.Mary Mallory JONES b.1864 probably Pickens county, Ga. marr. 1883. Children: James William (Will), Mary Melinda, Laura Ada Adeline,Willie Elizabeth(Lizzie),Maggie Mae Ardelia,Sara oris, Joseph Robert,Minnie Mathe Rosalie, John Solomon(Sol). Any help will be much appreciated! Peggy in Okla


Benjamin B Smith: Alexander Kelly, born 1750, County Armagh, Ireland. Brought to America in infancy. Lived Greenbrier, VA. Enlisted as Revolutionary soldier July 9, 1776, taken prisoner at Germantown Oct 4, 1777. Moved to Tennessee, Lt. Col. of Knox County Regiment. Elected senator from Blount County, March 28, 1796, reelected Sept 18, 1797. Received 3,000 acres on Tennessee River in 1824, Sequatchie Valley. Drowned in Sequatchie River soon after arrival. Son, Col. John Kelly, Born Jun 2, 1779, died Nov 26, 1845, at Kelly's Ferry, TN. married Apr 8, 1798 to Nancy Mayo, in Monroe County, TN.


From: Shannon At: Hello, Don, The military records of Augusta County were, like so many others, burned. What I have access to are the court records of the county, which have survived. They're accessible through Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, on line at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~chalkley I've just scanned part of them (Volumes 1 and 2) for Kellys. There were quite a few, including several references to an Alexander Kelly, who seems to have been in the County beginning in about 1774, and in the militia. Here are some extracts: Feb 18, 1761: Called Court on Michael Kelly for larceny--taking a horse without a press warrant--twenty-five lashes. Mar 18, 1762: Called Court, examination of John Bocock, for stealing 75, Committed for trial at General Court. Same of Ann Williams, for stealing 100. Guilty and same. Same of Edward Kelly--same judgment. Mar 20, 1764: Saml. Hunter bound to peace towards Wm. Henderson. Wm. Kelly exempted from levy. Oct 22, 1765: Findley vs. Jacob Dodson.--Sheriff returned he did not know the defendant. Same vs. Ann Kelly --Same return. May 23, 1767: Dennis Kelly and John Crasey--jurors. Nov 20, 1771: Mary Kelly, orphan of John Kelly, to be bound to John Malcolm. Mar 18, 1773: Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Kelly, to be bound to William Magill, son of James. Aug 18, 1778: John Kelly, an orphan, to be bound. Sep 15, 1778: John Kelly, orphan of Joseph Kelly, to be bound to William Mann, to learn trade of a weaver. Catherine Kelly, orphan of James Kelly, to be bound to Dennis Callahan. Aug 23, 1782: Catharine Kelly, orphan, to be bound to Robert Burns, vice Dennis Callachan. May 19, 1785: Archibald Strange, Peter Hindricks, John Henderson, Abraham Kelly, John Campbell, Sr., Daniel Harvie, John McKenny--returned no inhabitants. (I believe this is a reference to tax bills or assessments which could not be delivered - there were hundreds of these in Augusta Co from 1785-1795, because so many had moved on to Kentucky and Tennessee) George Kelly vs. Absalom Garnet--A. and B. Bath, 10th October, 1793. (reference to a lawsuit) Peter Shoemaker deposes, 18th January, 1804, in Adams County, Ohio. In February, 1773, he started from Muddy Creek in Greenbrier County for the Kenawha in company with James Campbell, James Pauley, and Walter Kelly, and went as far as Gauley River, where Walter Kelly turned back. The others went on to what is now the mouth of Campbell's Creek, where Campbell made a tomahawk improvement. John and William Morris were brothers. The Indians shot deponent at Powell's Valley. (deposition from a lawsuit) Deposition of John Jones, a settler, as to Walter Kelley, Knapper (Napper), Thomas Alsberry, William Feamster. Thomas Alsberry says he forted (fought?) with John Morris all during the Indian War. They were greatly harassed by the Indians. About Conrad Yoacum. George Lee (See?) deposes in Kenawha, that he came to the country in 1774. John Morris was then with him as a soldier under Mathew Arbuckle. Curtis Alderson testifies in Botetourt, 20th May, 1802. In 1713 John Alderson, Joseph Carroll, William Morris, John Herd and deponent set out from Shenandoah County for New River below the falls, in search of vacant land, and went down as far as James Burnsides's on Greenbrier, when they were joined by Archd. Taylor, Philip Cooper and Walter Kelly, and all together arrived at New River 6th April, and made improvements and set out to return home, and at Gauley they met James Campbell, Peter Shoemaker and James Polly; William Morris and deponent went back with them. James Campbell died in fall of 1777. (Deposition was taken about 1804) John Peter Weaver vs. Beverley's heirs--O. S. 48; N. S. 16. In 1774 Alexander Kelly entered land in Beverley Manor which he sold to George Weaver, father of complainant. George died intestate as to this land prior to 1785 and orator was heir-at-law. Copy of contract between Alexr. Kelly and George Weaver (14th July, 1774). George Martin vs. Gooseman--O. S. 126; N. S. 44--Bill, 17th September, 1805. In 1775 Thos. Kelly improved 400 acres in Harrison County and sold to Charles Martin, who procured a grant in 1789. In 1783 James Tibbs made an entry conflicting with above, which he assigned to Patterson, who assigned to Abraham Gooseman. Henry Barnes deposes, 1806, that he has been acquainted with the head waters of Hollin's Run since 1776. Thomas Hellin made a settlement on the Run prior to 1778 and there were other small settlements or tomahawk rights. Anthony Coon deposes, 1806: His father, Joseph Coon, and John Mahon made a settlement there. He formerly knew Thomas Kelly, who belonged to Capt. Scott's Company, when they laid at Fort Pitt. MARRIAGE RECORDS 1787--August 20, William Colbreath and John Johnston, surety. William Colbreath and Mary Hamilton, daughter of John Hamilton (consent). Teste: Alex. Kelly, Wm. Gillespie. 1788--November 26, Peter Kelly and Robert Burges, surety. Peter Kelly and Mary Rigby, widow. 1787--October 16, Jeremiah Salvage and John Black, of Rockingham, surety. Jeremiah Savage and Mary Kelly. Own consent (having neither parents nor guardian). Teste: Henry Black, Thos. Fulton. 1793--January 26, John Robertson and Andrew Cutler, surety. John Robertson and Margaret Frame, daughter of John Frame (Fream), (consent). Teste: Peter Killy, Henry Kelly. And those are all the records I found. Volume 3 of Chalkley contains wills; I haven't checked that. Since it appeared that Alexander Kelly was in the area at the right time, I also checked the militiamen at the Battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774 - and he was there. If you're not familiar with the battle, it's interesting history. A thousand Virginia militiamen versus a thousand Shawnees, Mingos, and other tribes, on the banks of the Ohio; it's been called the first battle of the Revolutionary War, since it was probably instigated by the British (Governor Dunmore of Virginia). I hope that at least some of these Kellys are yours, and that the above is helpful. Mac McCutchan


This man found records of Alexander's participation in military actions, and court records with Kelly names fitting the Kelly naming patterns, Joseph, Alexander, John, Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, etcetera. It was all before Hiram's time. Alexander fought in the first battle for independence (history) and was a patriot.

From: Mac McCutchan To: Donkelly I'm glad my information was of some use. You had a remaining question, to the effect that, I wonder once more if the Militias to fight indians were sponsored by the King or sponsored by the state. We always wondered which side Alexander fought on. Given that Alexander Kelly was in Augusta County or nearby, as he appears to have been, I think I can put your mind at ease. Augusta County was 99.9% in favor of independence. The militias were raised and trained locally, with local officers. The colony (i.e., the Governor) had the right to call out the militia, and the colony paid for them, but they were locally controlled, manned, trained, and their outlook and political persuasion appears to have been 100% local. In the French and Indian War and most of the Indian campaigns until 1774, it didn't make any difference. The Governor (a King's man) and the populace of the Shenandoah Valley were on the same side. All that changed on October 10, 1774. The Governor called out the militia in what they believed was a deliberate attempt to thin their ranks before the Revolution broke out. He sent agents to provoke the Indians (by killing a Chief's family); and when the Indians rose up, as he wanted, he called out the Augusta County militia, and told them to march northwest. He was going to march southeast from Fort Pitt, with a similar force, and they would mount a combined attack on the Indians. He said. Governor Dunmore and his force stopped on the Ohio side of the Ohio River. They met with the Indians, a 1,000 man force of Shawnees, Mingos, and others under Chief Cornstalk. They parlayed. Governor Dunmore then stood idle, with his force, watched the Indians cross the Ohio to attack the Augusta County militia, and listened to the attack. He remarked to an aide, It sounds as though Colonel Lewis is having a warm morning. (Colonel Andrew Lewis was in charge of the militiamen.) Despite Governor Dunmore's wishes, the militiamen won the battle, although they lost many men. From that battle on, the Shenandoah Valley was 100% for independence. Andrew Lewis refused to submit a report of the battle to his superior (Governor Dunmore), because Governor Dunmore was the enemy. The Battle of Point Pleasant, as it was known, was designed by the US Congress in 1908 as the First Battle of the American Revolution. Alexander Kelly was a part of Andrew Lewis's force of militiamen. Need I say more? Mac McCutchan


ShannonDon - I found your name and email address at usgenweb site. Do you have any information on Alexander Kelly b. 1755 of Greenbriar, Va. I have his birthplace as Armagh Co., Ireland. I have his wife as Nancy Robinson. I have their issue as being 6 in number and I am descended via their son John. Thanks for any additional info that you may have. Jody Raulston Loyd lewslodge@aol.com


ShannonThornton Kelly Is anyone one Researching the Kelley's that were in Logan Co. Va. 1830 census, Thornton Kelly James Kelly 1840 Fayette Co Va. Thornton Kelly Floyd Kelly Floyd Kelley married Martha Jane Bradley Any help on this would be most appreciated Sandra fry


Gena Jan 17, 1999.

KELLEY, Ann:
QUERY: Ann b. Montgomery Co. 1778. Her husband was Phillip COLEMAN. Children unknown.
Thanks. Gena


Caroline Shupe Jan 10, 1999.

KELLY, Emma:
QUERY: My brick wall is Emma (Emmy) Jane Kelly, from VA or WVA, b. 1828 and m. a Wm. DeBerry.
Thanks. Caroline


Melissa Johnson Jan 7, 1999.

KELLY, John:
QUERY: My brick wall is John Kelly b. 1750 Ireland d. TN. Married wife, Annie HUNTER about 1772 NC.
Any help appreciated.


Sam D. Kelly b.1811 in NC. He was married three times: Wife I: Amelia, no last name, either born or married in TN. no children Wife II: Elizabeth, nothing else available. She was the mother of the children listed below. Wife III:Parthenia Wells Whinn no other information. The marriage may have been in Miss. Children: Nancy Kelly b. Tn 1828 d.1851 no other information. Elizabeth Kelly b. 1831 d.1878 in Miss (probably Bolton, Miss) not far from Jackson,MS Elizabeth Kelly married Richard Albert Myrick 1822-1906 Richard was the son of Richard Myrick born in Barnwell SC in1790 who was the son of John Myrick ( Richard 1790 had a brother Owen) The children of Elizabeth and Richard Albert were: Lillian Myrick 1860-1927 m Joseph Elliot Smith( son of Carl Gibbs Smith,GA;)( Edward Moffat Smith and Lila Gibbs GA); (James Smith VA and Sara MoffatVa.GA); Charles Smith and Jane Pinckard VA)(dau of Thomas Pinckard and Ann Corbin Griffen)(gr. grandson of Edwin Conway VA) Renson Myrick 1852 no other information Edwin Kelly Myrick 1851-1878 m. Daisy Belle Knapp dau of Belle Knapp, no maiden name known, of Vicksburg MS( had Edwin Kelly Myrick,jr; and Daisy Belle Myrick) Sam Myrick 1854 m. Nellie Knapp of Vicksburgh MS( also Daughter of Belle Knapp) Eva Aline Myrick 1861-1890 m. William M. Carstarphen1852-1919 Where did Sam D. Kelly originate? What were th maiden names of his wives?????? Beverly Smith Riverside, CA


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