New York

For Kelly of all spellings

Seeking father of George Henry Kelly; father married an Elizabeth, no last name known.
George Henry Kelly was born Griffins Corners, Delaware County, New York; soon moved to town of Prattsville with mother & brother Cyrus & sister Mary (on 1850 U S Census).  Birth place from Masonic Lodge application.    Date of birth 14 Oct 1850.  Do not have birth record or certificate.
About 1853 mother Elizabeth and children living town of Liberty, Sullivan County, New York.  She married 2nd to Henry Soule; George lived with them for a time.
George married Emma F Adgate 1875 in Liberty.  (Have record of marriage.)  In 1880 George, Emma, and daughter Eunice E Kelly born 1878, lived Sheffield, Warren County, Penn.  Have census records for Erie.  Have death record, obituary and cemetery record.
Family of George, Emma, and Eunice lived Erie, Cass County, North Dakota 1900.  He died there Aug 1915; bur Erie.
Any ideas to identify a father of George Kelly??  Or marriage of a Kelly to Elizabeth about 1833?
Contact L Marilyn Stinson


  Well, I finally found out what my maternal great great grandparents names
are: John KELLY and Bridget (KANE) KELLY. I only know the names of three of
their children: Michael, Beatrice and Helen, but I'm sure there are others since
this was an Irish Catholic family.

  Is anyone out there researching a John KELLY and Bridget (KANE) KELLY? At
this time I'm not sure where they were born, it could be New York, Pennsylvania
or Ireland. The children lived in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Kings, New York so it
is possible that was where this couple was from also.

  Any help on this family would be much appreciated.

Thank You,
Sharon Kreyer


From: "The Goszka's" <
To: <
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2000 4:20 PM
Subject: marriage certificates for various JOHN KELLY

 Hi Everyone,

 I have some marriage certificates for various John KELLY's (see below) in
 New York City.  None of them are my John KELLY.  If anyone can claim any of
 them, please let me know, and I will send the copy to you.

 Cert # 8486 - 9 Dec 1872 - John KELLY & Bridget HORTON
 Cert # 2247 - 7 April 1873 - John KELLY &  Emma COLLINS
 Cert # 1020 - 10 Feb 1873 - John KELLY & Augusta LANNING
 Cert # 3440 - 7 May 1872 - John KELLY & Eliza HOGAN
 Cert # 724 - 27 Jan 1869 - John KELLY & Elizabeth LYNN
 Cert # 300 - 7 Jan 1872 - John KELLY & Mary Ann DALY

 If you want any other information from the certificates (please realize
 that some of the copies are very poor), please contact me.

 Kris Goszka



Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2001 7:18 AM

Specifically, New York City Kelly.
Margaret Kelly, b. abt. 1893 who had a child out of wedlock 8/13/1915.  Child was born either in the Bronx or Manhattan and was also named Margaret Kelly.  Child was surrendered to NY Foundling Hospital one month after birth, was indentured in 1916 and raised by an Italian family.  NY Foundling "cannot" provide parental background.  Any clues gratefully accepted.


From: Skarka, Gary W, CFGRE <
To: <
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 12:22 PM
Subject: Most Wanted Kelly

 Looking for siblings, parents, ancestors, immigration info, etc. for the
 following Kelly family:

 Thomas H. Kelly, b. ca. 1845, NYC, d. ?, m. Maria(h) Ryan, b. ca. 1847,
 Canada, d. ?.  In the 1880 Census, they were found living in Yonkers,
 Westchester Co., NY.  The census also indicates their parents were born in
 Ireland, and that Thomas was a bartender.  Living with them were five
 children: George, b. ca. 1869; Kittie, b. ca. 1871; Alice, b. ca. 1874;
 Frank, b. ca. 1875; and Charles A. b. 1878.  Family lore says that George
 was the contractor who built Yonkers City Hall.  Charles A. m. Mae V.
 Brennen of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.  Charles retired from the Yonkers FD as
 Captain. They lived in Yonkers most of their lives and had two children,
 Charles Crosby Kelly, b. 1922, d. 1968, and Mildred (Kelly) Eremerich.
 Would sure like to contact someone who has information about this family.



From: <
To: <
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 4:07 AM
Subject: Frank Kelly and Lavina Richardson

 I am looking for information on Frank Kelly who was born May 7 or 9, 1866 in
 New York, and Lavina Richardson who was born March 31, 1866 in New York or
 Canada.  Frank died April 14, 1926 and Lavina died in November 1944, most
 likely in St. Lawrence Co., New York.  They were living in St. Lawrence Co.,
 New York according to the 1900 census. 
 I will share any information I do have in exchange.  Any help would be
 greatly appreciated.

From: "Betty Jackan" <
To: <
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:45 AM
Subject: Most Wanted Kelly

 My 4-g grandmother was Virtue KELLY born 1794 in Stephentown, NY, died
 1884 in Polo, Ogle County,Illinois.  I know nothing of her family.  She
 married Valentine SWEET.  Their children were:  1) Almira born 1828, 2)
 Emaline, 3) Thomas born 1812 in NY, 4) Dennis born 1812 in NY, 5) Morgan
 L. born 1820 in NY, 5) Lucinda Marilla born 1824 in NY.

 Any information would be appreciated.

 Betty Jackan


From: Dr. Dixon G. Stevens <
To: <
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 6:57 AM
Subject: Most Wanted Kelly

 Searching for ancestral info on Eber KELLEY, b 1770, Rensselaer County,
 mar Sally GRIFFIN; parents of (1) Benjamin KELLEY, b 14 Sep 1810, Riga,
 Monroe Co, NY, d 14 Feb 1854, Leon, Cattaraugus Co, NY, mar Avis SMITH
 30 Mar 1834.
 (2) Freeman KELLEY, and (3) Harriet KELLEY.  Eber and family moved to
 Leon, Cattaragus Co, NY in 1828 and spent the rest of their lives
 there.  Have much updated info on this family that I would trade for
 ancestral info.
 Dr. Dixon G. Stevens
 P. O. Box 173
 East Randolph, NY 14730-0173

From Balleinderry, Galway, Ireland c 1876:
From: "Lorraine Conroy" <
To: "Donkelly" <
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2001 2:37 PM
Subject: Most Wanted Kelly

 born in Ballinderry, Galway, Ireland cc 1876.
 He is the brother to my grandfather John Kelly and the son of Patrick Kelly
 and Catharine Mullen and the grandson of John Kelly and Honora Ward.
 Understand he left Ireland around 1900 and came to New York and married a
 German women. The last piece of information was in an old diary in Ireland
 that  said he was in NY 5 yrs now, and that was in 1905. Nothing is known
 after that.
 If any one feels this is familiar to them please e mail me at
 Michael Kelly's niece
 Lorraine Kelly Conroy



Born Canada 1833 moved to New York City:

SEEKING IN 1870 Census or elsewhere:

As listed in 1860 Census in Brooklyn (Kings Co.), NY:

 Daniel Kelly - born. ca. 1833, Canada.
 Occupation - Moulder\\Welder\\Blacksmith
 wife: Mary Jane McCormick b. 1840 NYC
 children in 1860 - Joseph 7 months.
 Brother: Joseph (younger) same occupation.
Jane's sister: Ann Elizabeth McCormick

All above disappear before 1865 NYS census.

Additional info on family.
The following relatives stayed in Brooklyn and appear in future censuses:
Parents: Cornelius (58) & Flora (56) Kelly (living w/ Daniel in 1860.)
Younger Cornelius was an Attorney
Plus sisters: Cecilia & Bridget
More Sisters: Mary J. McKinney, Ann Hooley and families.

Mike Mc



From County Clare, Ireland to Plymouth, Pennsylvania to New York:

From: "Michael Kelly" <

To: <
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 5:51 PM
Subject: Most Wanted Kelly

 John Kelly born Cahircullen, Co. Clare, in 1844.  Came to America and lived
 in Plymouth, Pa.  Married Mary----who was born in New York in 1852.  Had two
 children James b. 1876 in Pa. and Michael b. 1879 in New Yorkl

Looking for ancestors and descendants of Edward Kelly (or Kelley) who
was born in Ireland probably between 1820 and 1850.  Where he was born
in Ireland is not known.  He married Mary (surname unknown) in Ireland.
Edward and his wife had at least two children.  One was a boy who became
a Catholic priest.  The other was my grandmother, Mary Kelly, who was
born about 1873.  Mary was orphaned at an early age and was brought to
the USA (Port of NY) in 1876.  I have found records of a Mary Kelly who
came to USA as an infant on board the ship "Scythia", which arrived in
NY on May 4, 1876 from Liverpool, England.  Mary was accompanied by a
matron named Mrs. P.B. Kelly.  I assume Mrs. P. B. Kelly was a wife of a
relative of my grandmother.  In the early 1890s, Mary Kelly married
Thomas Hoary and they had eight or nine children.  To the best of my
knowledge, they always lived in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Any information on Edward Kelly, his wife Mary, or Mrs. P.B. Kelly would
be appreciated.

Ken Brickner

This family from New York and Canada. Check Canada for a duel posting:

Hi Don: I would like to amend both entries for my Kellys from New York and

David Kelly b. 1758, Goshen, Orange Co. NY,married Mary Babcock 1784 in
Warwick, Orange Co. NY. Mary is the daughter of Samuel Babcock and Rachel
They had the following children, Rachel b. 1785 and Samuel b. 1787 in
Warwick. Jane b. 1789, Elizabeth b. 1791 John Oliver b. 1797 and Mary Ann B.
1801 were born in Camden County, Addingtion, Ontario, Canada.
Before 1790 David moved his family up to Camden Co. where he lived the rest
of his life.
Rachel married Johannes Oliver b. 1763 Albany Co. NY d. Ontario, Canada.
Samuel, had a son Benjamin b. abt 1817 in Camden Co. Ontario, Canada.
Jane married Arthur Youmans b. 1791 in Camden Co.
Mary Ann marrried John A. Hartwick b. 1791 in USA d. 1862 Camden Co.

Carole Kelly

----- Original Message -----
From: "John (Jack) M. Dukesbury" <
To: <
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 8:51 AM
Subject: John KELLY & Catherine STANTON

 The gparents named in the subject were married 8/28/1903 in St.
 Patrick's RC Church (137 William St., Anderston, Glasgow) by Fr.
 Alexander MacDONALD, with Michael McHUGH and Catherine MAGUIRE as
 witnesses. In 1904 and 1906 two children were born also in Glasgow and
 the family moved on to Buffalo NY, where a third child was born in 1907.

 I have obtained extracts of marriage and birth registers and was
 disappointed to see that no place of origin was identified for either
 John or Catherine. Family tradition has it that they came from Leitrim
 and Mayo, respectively but I recognize that tracing back to their
 origins generally requires the identity of the townlands -- particularly
 in the case of the second most common name in Ireland, KELLY.

 John KELLY was b. 6/22/1874 and parents were listed as John KELLY,
 farmer (deceased) and Susan McMORROW KELLY, while Catherine was b.
 5/25/1874 and parents were Patrick STANTON, farmer (deceased) and Ann
 KELLY STANTON (deceased). John was a mason's laborer and his address in
 Glasgow was 73 Gairbraid St, while Catherine was a domestic servant at
 391 St. Vincent St.

 There is some evidence to suggest that John was from Manor Hamilton. He
 had at least three brothers -- i.e. Patrick, Thomas and James. Patrick
 (b. abt 1892) and Thomas also emigrated to Buffalo and James went to
 Johannesburg S. Africa at about the same time. Patrick later moved on to
 Cleveland OH, where he married Elizabeth FORD. Elizabeth was from
 Drumkeerin but they had met in Buffalo. James returned to Ireland and
 was last heard from circa 1940's to 1950's living in Manor Hamilton.
 There were also vague rumors of family member emigration to Australia or
 New Zealand but these were never verified.

 Some relatives either already lived in Buffalo at the time of arrival or
 followed afterword, including an Aunt Rose and Cousin Mike McMORROW.
 There may also have been Clooney (Marcella?) relatives in New York City.

 I have written to St. Patrick's in Glasgow to determine if there is
 further information in their records but have no idea of their policy on or
 capability to respond to such queries. I am open to other suggestions on
 directories, census, etc. and would greatly appreciate some assistance
 in identifying and checking available sources. U.S. sources have been
 pretty well exhausted because all references to birthplace have been
 identified simply as Ireland.




Most Wanted Kelly.  My grandfather, John James Kelly was born 1885-1935 in New York City.  Kelly's had been living in New York City for five generations.  His mother, Mary, surname unknown, was a servant in his father's home, also John Kelly.  He had a brother, Joseph who was a Roman Catholic priest.  Also a sister, Ella, who married a man from Virginia, last name: Pollesley (not sure of spelling).  Ella and her husband had five children.  John Kelly married a Norwegian named Camilla Constance Ligodt in 1906.  They had five children.  I would be thrilled for any information.  Supposedly, John James Kelly family was related to families in New York: Masterson, Fennel and Love. smcohen1

I am posting this back to the Kelley List, to see who else has info on this family of Kelley,
Luther Sage  sounds interesting.

"Robert R. Lowery Jr." wrote:

                 Here is the information that I have on Susan Kelley and the other Kelley's
 that I know about.


         1       Luther Sage KELLY. Born 27 Jul 1849 in Geneva, Ontario, New York. Died 17
 Dec 1928.

                 Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly
                 (July 27, 1849 - December 17, 1928)

                 Yellowstone Kelly was born in New York state and served in the Civil War.
 He served the rest of his enlistment in the west and soon began                 trapping
 and hunting along Yellowstone River. It was here he learned the Sioux
                 His scouting for the military covered many events:

                 Scouted for George Forsyth in 1873 on a fact finding mission along the
 Yellowstone River.
                 Chief of Scouts for Nelson Miles from 1876 to 1878 serving at Wolf
 Mountain (Pyramid Butte) and Tongue River battles.
                 Was part of the military chase of the Nez Perce at Cow Island and Bear Paw
                 Guided two expeditions in Alaska
                 A captain of volunteers in the Philippines
                 Yellowstone Kelly, later, was an agent of the San Carlos Indian
 Reservation and settle in California where he died.

                 Nelson Miles said the following about Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly:

                 Yellowstone Kelly was of a good family, well educated and fond of good
 books, as quite and gentle as he was brave, as kind and generous as he          was
 forceful, a great hunter and an expert rifleman; he explored that extensive
 northwest country years before serious hostilites occured and           acquired a
 knowledge of its topography, climate and resources that was extremely
                 Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly is buried on Kelly Mountain in Billings,


         2       Luther KELLY. Born 13 Sep 1803 in Geneva, Seneca, New York. He married
 Jeannette Eliza SAGE.
         3       Jeannette Eliza SAGE.


         4       Ebenezer KELLEY. Born 9 Sep 1768 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts or
 Marion, Wayne, New York. He married Elizabeth CHENEY.
         5       Elizabeth CHENEY.
         6       Abiel G. SAGE. He married Mrs. Abiel G. SAGE.
         7       Mrs. Abiel G. SAGE.

                 G Grandparents

         8       Johnathan KELLEY. Born 1736 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He married
 Sarah FOOT, 1767 in Marion, Wayne, New York.
         9       Sarah FOOT.

                 GG Grandparents

         16      Jonathan KELLEY. Born 20 Mar 1680 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

                 GGG Grandparents

         32      John KELLEY. He married Sarah KNIGHT.
         33      Sarah KNIGHT.
 Here are the children of Lewis Danford and Susan Kelley

 Husband:        Lewis H. DANFORD
 Birth:  25 Oct 1817     Place:  Wayne County New York
 Death:  18 Apr 1885     Place:  Danville, Livingston County, Michigan
 Wife:   Susan KELLEY
 Birth:  29 May 1815     Place:  Geneva, Ontario County, New York
 Death:  20 Feb 1884
 Father: Ebenezer KELLEY (1768-)
 Mother: Elizabeth CHENEY
 1. M Child:     Melvin Clary DANFORD
 Birth:  9 May 1849      Place:  Sodus, New York
 Death:  23 Sep 1920     Place:  Littleton, Colorado
 Occupation:     Molder
 Spouse: Adelaide Adella WALDRON
 2. M Child:     William H. DANFORD
 Birth:  22 Oct 1842     Place:  Walworth, Wain County, New York
 Death:  20 Sep 1858     Place:  Parma, Jackson County, Michigan
 3. M Child:     Francis   L. DANFORD
 Birth:  21 Aug 1845     Place:  Sodus, New York
 Death:          Place:  Toledo, Ohio
 4. F Child:     Harriet E. DANFORD
 Birth:  18 Oct 1858     Place:  Concord, Jackson County, Michigan
 5. F Child:     Arthusa J. DANFORD
 Birth:  1 Feb 1863      Place:  Concord, Jackson County, Michigan

Also known as  TURK CEMETERY
KELLEY Hill Rd, Town of POMFRET, off Rte 380, just outside
Stockton,Chautauqua Co NY. On a hillside near the old Kelley Corners

Large Monument,
Jacob TURK 1833-1908
Harriet J. His wife, 1848-1929
Two samller markers  beside this large one

(Jacob Turk, 1833, Stockton,  was the son of Jacob TURK b Oct 14
1801-Dec 20 1872 and Abigail "Nabby" BLODGETT-1801-June 11 1882,
Hattie J. Was Harriet Jane KELLEY born Stockton, daughter of Franklin
Kelley and Marie McGregor )

TURK, EDITH M./Small marker, no dates/ probable child of Jacob and
Hattie Jane Kelley Turk.

Tall beautiful gray granite monument
Franklin KELLEY Died Jan. 27 1881 , age 58 Yrs. 4 Mos.
Maria, (McGregor) Wife of Franklin Kelley, Died Sept 19 1905, age 85
yrs. 4 mos.

Two old Markers, off their base,
HEPSYBAH, Wife of Richard KELLEY, Died April 16 1847,   aged 6? 1 Mo. 28

Richard KELLEY, his stone is broken into several pieces,
Died September 13 1835, age 48 years 10 Months 22 days.
Smaller markers,
Mother/Father/ no names or dates.

KELLEY, BELA,   Died Feb. 18, 1861, age 77? Yrs. 11 mos 6 das.
B.K. footstone

Julia A. Wife of Darwin KELLEY, Stone is broken and unreadable.
(She was Julia Ann BLODGETT, born March 19, 1827, died Feb. 28 1864.dau
of  Abraham Stocking BLODGETT, and Elizabeth TURK)
Darwin Kelley, Son of Richard KELLEY and Hepsybah, born 1826-1894, is
probably also buried there, but the stone is missing.

Broken Stone, RANDALL/ unreadable

WELNER, Lute J. 1899-1952

Large double marker
Minnie MUSEWALD, died Jan 15 1911/ age 68 yrs. 6 Mos.

Charles MUSEWALD, born Nov 22 1840, died July 29, 1901

Louis MUSEWALD, Died Dec 20 1878, age 11 Yrs. 8 days.

Near by is

GROTH, Mary born Sept. 15 1799, Died, Sept. 14 1898 age 99 years.

Double marker
Carl, 1807-1894
Mary 1810-1891

Next to;
BREMMER, Frederick, 1879-1882

BREMMER, Jacob, No dates his stone is leaning on a tree.

HAGEN, Wm. 1880-1886, His stone leans on a tree.

Tall monument,
COOPER, John, Not readable
DULCENIA, wife of John COOPER, Died Jan. 18 1891 age 72 yrs. 1 mo. 8

Markers for Jacob Turk SR, and his wife Abigail Blodgett, are in very
poor condition, and unreadable,
They were;

TURK, Jacob. Born October 14 1801, Albany Co. NY,   son of Jeronimus
TURK and, Elizabeth BUSSING
Jacob died December 20 1872.
His wife,
Abigail "Nabby" BLODGETT, Her stone reads "NABBY" dau. of  Aaron
She was born, Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, 1801, died Stockton,
June 11 1882.

BLODGETT, Edwin, 1850-1922
BLODGETT, Lemira Chapman w/o Edwin Blodgett  1855-1917
Double marker/
BLODGETT, Olive, 1890-1894
BLODGETT, Florence 1892-1894

KELLEY/ Double marker/ is beside the Blodgett family markers.
BEN, 1876-1943
Bernice 1878 - 1959

MUSEWALD,  Minna, died March 16 1877, no other information,
Next to
MUSEWALD, F. died march 15 1868, no info.

WELNER, John F. 1836-1917
Mary, His wife, 1832-1910

MATILDA, Wife of ? unreadable.

At the very top of the hill, is a long Gray granite stone,
Charles H. 1867-1943
Augusta K. 1876-1944

These are from reading the tombstones and my own family history, I have
added some of the dates because they were missing. There are probably
many more with no stones buried there, It is an old cemetery,
There are also recent burials which I have omitted for privacy.
I do have further info to share on the Kelley and Turk Family.
I am also looking for information on the Hepsybah, wife of Richard
KELLEY, the spelling is from her stone.
These are my G G G Grandparents
Dee Davidson
Chautauqua Co NY


I am wondering if David Kelly who married Mary Cunningham had a son David!, David and Mary were married in NY, NY in 1758, and my David Kelly was born in 1758..My David married Mary Babcock in Warwick, Orange Co. NY in 1784.

Carole Kelly

    Believe James Kelley came by himself to America in 1860's from Roscommon
Co., Ireland, but stayed with an uncle, Thomas Kelley in Herkimer, New York.
Have most of the family members accounted for except for FRANCIS (FRANK)
KELL(E)Y.  His last known whereabouts were in Ohio, New York, but it was
rumored that he moved to Philadelphia sometime around 1920-30's.

    Is anyone out there connected to the above FRANCIS/FRANK?  Would love to
hear from you.


Descendants of James Kelley

 1   James Kelley 1848 - 1927
..  +Mariah Manion 1853 - 1917
......... 2   Francis (Frank) Kelly 1872 -
......... 2   William Martin Kelly 1875 - 1949
.............  +Mary Ann Abrial 1882 - 1909
.................... 3   Thomas Patrick Kelly 1902 - 1986
........................  +Margaret Elizabeth Whitehead 1901 - 1991
.........  *2nd Wife of William Martin Kelly:
.............  +Florence Ethel Casselman 1887 - 1977
.................... 3   Dorothy Florence Kelly 1923 -
........................  +Hartley William Frost 1922 - 1995
.................... 3   Patricia Margaret Kelly 1926 -
........................  +Leif John Porter 1920 - 1992
......... 2   Mamie Kelly 1876 -
.............  +Charles Sanford
.................... 3   Edgar Sanford
......... 2   James Kelly 1877 - 1878

From: Skarka, Gary W, CFGRE To: Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 11:15 AM Subject: NYC/Westchester Co., NY Kellys
I'll try this posting again. It's been awhile.
Looking for siblings, parents, ancestors, immigration information on Thomas H. Kelly, b. 1845, NY, d. ?, m. Maria(h) Ryan, b. 1847, Canada, d. ?. In the 1880 Census, Thomas and Maria were found living in Yonkers, NY. He was listed as a bartender. They had five children: George, b. 1869; Kittie, b. 1871; Alice, b. 1874; Frank, b. 1875; and Charles A., b. 23 Jul 1878, d. 7 Dec 1965. The census also indicates that both Maria's and Thomas' parents were born in Ireland. Family history has it that George was the contractor that built Yonkers City Hall. Charles A. married Mae V. Brennen of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. They lived in Yonkers most of their lives. Charles retired from the Yonkers Fire Dept. as a Captain. He was known in Yonkers as "Cap Kelly". Charles and Mae had two children, Charles C. Kelly and Mildred (Kelly) Eremerich. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.
Gary Skarka

From: Tomikin To: Sent: Friday, July 23, 1999 1:00 AM Subject: David Jolly/Elizabeth Kelley  Seeking parents, siblings and offspring of  David Jolly b. 24 Apr 1732 Tennent, Monmouth Co., NJ, d. 24 Jan 1803,  Washington Co., PA Married abt 1759, Washington Co., PA, Elizabeth  Kelly, b. 1742, Donegal, Lancaster Co., PA, died 8 Jul 1790 Wheeling,  Ohio Co., WV.   Thanks  Tom

From: brickner To: Sent: Saturday, July 24, 1999 7:46 AM Subject: Most Wanted Kelly  Looking for ancestors and descendants of Edward Kelly (or Kelley) who  was born in Ireland probably between 1820 and 1850. Where he was born  in Ireland is not known. He married Mary (surname unknown) in Ireland.  Edward and his wife had at least two children. One was a boy who became  a Catholic priest. The other was my grandmother, Mary Kelly, who was  born about 1873. Mary was orphaned at an early age and was brought to  the USA (Port of NY) in 1876. I have found records of a Mary Kelly who  came to USA as an infant on board the ship "Scythia", which arrived in  NY on May 4, 1876 from Liverpool, England. Mary was accompanied by a  matron named Mrs. P.B. Kelly. I assume Mrs. P. B. Kelly was a wife of a  relative of my grandmother. In the early 1890s, Mary Kelly married  Thomas Hoary and they had eight or nine children. To the best of my  knowledge, they always lived in Brooklyn, N.Y.   Any information on Edward Kelly, his wife Mary, or Mrs. P.B. Kelly would  be appreciated.   Ken Brickner  e-mail:

Query: Benjamin Kelley b.1814 married Elizabeth York from Shannoville, Hasting County, Ontairo Canada. Benjamin's father came from New York state, its hard to read the census..I think its a E Kelley born around 1781 and he was Lutheran. Benjamin and Elizabeth had nine children Samuel, Roseanna, David, Henry, Andrew, Ebenezer, Alice, Sarah, Bertha. They all got married and lived around Hasting, Prince Edward, Lennox+ACY-Addington Counties,.Ontario Canada. Anyone that has a connection with this family it would be appreciated...Carole Kelly

The 1860 Census for Schenectady, New York, lists a family grouping that may be my ggg grandfather, Michael KELLEY, age 47, born about 1813 in Ireland. He married a Bridget ? born about 1820 in Ireland. His occupation is listed as Blacksmith. There are six children. The first three were born in Ireland, and the last three were born in Schenectady, NY. There was also a male, blacksmith, age 47 named Meichael FARRELL living in the household. Could this be a brother of the wife Bridget ? The children were: Meary KELLY, born 1842, Ireland John KELLY, born 1843, Ireland Michael KELLY, Jr., born 1845, Ireland Stephen KELLY, born 1844 - 1848 in Schenectady, NY (If this is the correct gg grandfather he married Mary KENNY and I have all the descendants. My family was Catholic and we are told came from Roscommon County in Ireland) Peter KELLY, born 1851, Schenectady, NY Winnefred KELLY, born 1853, Schenectady, NY Any information would be appreciated. Kathryn Kelly Murray