MOSES KELLY or KELLEY OF GOFFSTOWN NH -
ANCESTRY & GENEALOGY
Note: Kelly names spelled variety of ways: Caly, Cally,
Birth: Abt 1610 in Exeter, Devonshire, England
Death: 28 Dec 1644 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA
Married: ?Nancy Bishop
Came from Newbury, Berkshire, ENG to Newbury, MA bef. 1640.
Biography: Among the earlier grants of land made in the town of
Newbury, MA is the following: "To John Kelly a House Lot
of four acres over the Great River, be it more or less bounded
by the River on the north. John Pemerton on the west, by the way
on the south, and John Merrill on the west, Abraham Tappan on
the east, the way on the north and the marsh on the south."
The date of this grant is not given, but it was probably made
about the year 1639. [The 'Great River' is the river Parker].
A house lot seems at some time to have been assigned to him at
a different locality. This appears from a later record, having
reference to his only son, to whom was granted a lot of four acres,
described as having the "Comon" on the west and south,
and as "bounded with stakes being granted by the Towne for
his father's House Lott." Neither of the two house lots thus
assigned to the first John Kelly was accepted by him, or if accepted,
was made use of; for when he built his house he located on the
north side of Oldtown Hill, at a considerable distance from the
community on the banks of the river Parker. It is said of John
Kelly, that on one occasion, hearing a disturbance in his enclosure
during the night, he sprung from his bed, and, without stopping
to dress himself, rushed out of the house, and, with a club attacked
and killed a wolf, which was making havoc with his sheep. In Coffin's
History of Newbury, a different account is given of the origin
of John Kelly, the first who came to this county. It is there
said that "his father emigrated from Ireland to Newbury,
ENgland, became attached to a lady of rank; and having on one
occasion by his courage successfully defended her father's house
when attacked by robbers, obtained his consent to a marriage with
his daughter." This statement is wholly unsupported by corroborative
facts or historical references.
Second Biography: Reportedly he was the son
of Michael Kelly of Radcliff, Devonshire, England who removed
himself back to the family lands in Kelly, Exeter, Devonshire,
England.(Lands in England owned or inherited by families were
called Parishes and usually names after the family). He had two
brothers, William and Henry.Whether there were other children
in the family is not known, there are no records. In February,
1633-34 the Council for New England, assembled at Whitehall England
as ordered by the Kind, and adopted an order placing certain restrictions
of the passengers and merchandise to the colony ordered to Massachusetts
Bay. Before the ships of nine then lying in the RiverThames were
allowed to sail, instructions were expressly provided that the
Captains in command of these vessels "shall cause the prayers
contained in the Book of Common Prayers, established in the Church
of England, be said daily at the usual hours of Morning and Evening
Prayers, and thatthey cause all persons on board said ships be
present at the same time." John and William KELLY were on
the ship "James." Their brother, Henry, stayed behind
to tend the family lands, since he was the oldest and would inherit
them per line of succession. There were nine ships to sail to
carry supplies and stock, etc. In the ship, "Mary and John"
came other friends: Thomas Parker, James Noyes, John Spencer,
Henry Short, HenryLunt, John Bartlett and many others who ultimately
settled in "Newberry" MA.Upon their arrival in New England,
most of these passengers went to "Agawam," now Ipswitch,
MA where they remained until spring of 1635. On Sept 3, 1633,
the General Court granted the settlers permission to setup a trading
house on the Merrimack River; and under the date of May 6,1635,
the House of Deputies passed the following order: Quascacunquen
is allowed by the court to be a plantation and it is referred
to Mr. John Humprey, Mr. John Endicott,Capt Nathanial Turner and
Capt William Trask, or anythree of them, to set out the bounds
of Ipswich and Quascacunquen or so much thereof as they can; and
name of said plantation shall be changed,and shall hereafter be
called Newberry. Further, it is ordered that it shall be in the
power of the court to take order that said plantation shall receive
a sufficient company to make a complete town. Rev's Thomas Parker
and Rogers, and those associated with them, having permission
to begin a plantation "to be called Newberry," made
preparations to remove from Ipswich early in the spring.
Children of John & ?Nancy (Bishop) KELLY:
1. Sarah, b. 12 Feb 1640/41 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA; d
25 Dec 1713 in Rowley, Essex, MA; m. 15 Apr 1659 in Rowley, Essex
Co, MA to Thomas BURPEE; had issue
2.? Mary, b 12 Feb 1640/1 twin, in Newbury, Essex Co MA
[repordedly d 1685 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ; m. 1687 in
Newark, Essex Co., NJ to John BELCONGER; had issue
3. +John, b 2 July 1642 in Newbury MA]
John-2 KELLY [John-1]
Birth: 02 Jul 1642 in Newbury MA
Death: 21 Mar 1717/18 in Newbury MA
m. 1) 20/25 MAY 1663 Sarah KNIGHT, dau Dea. Richard & Agnes
He; m2) 15 March 1715/16 Lydia AMES
Biography: John Kelly took the "Freeman's Oath" 19 May
1669. Besides the house which had been laid out for his father
and which was afterward assigned to himself as already mentioned,
another grant of land was made to him by the town, viz, 'five
acres of marsh in the Great Marsh.' Also, "there was granted
to John Kelly the cutting of five acres of meadow in Cypress Swamp,
provided the Towne's Heards shall not be hindered, but have free
Egress and regress through the same at all times" (the copies
of these grants in the "Proprietor's Books" are without
date. In the tax list of the town of Newbury made in the year
1685, the "valuation" of John Kelly is as follows: "Herds
3, Houses 2, Plowlands 14, Meadow 20, Pasture 7, Horses 4, Oxen
3, Cows 5, Three years old 3, one year old 3, Sheep 12, Hogs 4."
Before the year 1690, John Kelly built a house at the foot of
Gravel Hill, on the west side of the road. John Kelly removed
with all his children, except his firstborn son, from his home
at Oldtown to the "Upper Woods" in Newbury, now West
Newbury, as early as the year 1694. He was very early authorized
to keep a ferry at Holt's Rocks.
Children of John & Sarah (Knight) Kelly:
1. Richard, b 28 Feb 1665/66 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA; m1)
Sarah SMITH, dau of Lieut. James Smith. She b 12 Apr 1668 and
died 15/25 Aug 1725. He m2) 16 Oct 1725 to Mrs. Hannah (?Dole)
Greenough, b. Newbury MA. He lived at Oldstown, probably in the
house occupied by his father. He was a carpenter and the owner
of several slaves. No issue by either wife.
2. +John, b 17 June 1668 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA
3. Daughter (twin), b 17 Jun 1668 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA
4. Sarah, b 1 Sep 1670 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA; d. 21 OCT 1741
in Newbury,Essex Co, MA; m. 11 SEP 1695 in Newbury, Essex Co,
MA to Henry HALE; had issue
5. Abiel / Abel, b 12 Dec 1672 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA; d. 18
JUN 1750 in Methuen, MA; married 5 JAN 1696/97 in Haverhill, Essex,
MA to Rebecca DAVIS
6. Rebecca, b 15 Apr 1675 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA; m. James Browne.
No record of marriage but James and Rebecca Browne, jointly give
receipt 16 May 1735 for money paid by the executor of the will
of her brother, Richard. Had issue
7. Mary, b 24 May 1678 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA; d. 5 DEC 1747
in Haverhill, Essex, MA; m. 31 DEC 1700 in Newbury, Essex, MA
to William DAVIS; had issue
8. Jonathan, b 20 Mar 1680/81 in Newbury MA, d bef 28 JAN 1771
in W. Amesbury, Essex, MA ; m.6 JUL 1702 in Newbury, Essex, MA
to Esther MORSE; had issue
9. Hannah, b 17 Nov 1686 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA
10. Abigail, b. 5 Mar 1691 in Newbury MA, d. 20 MAY 1734 in Haverhill,
Essex, MA ; m. 30 JUN 1714 in Newbury, Essex, MA to Samuel CURRIER.
John-3 KELLY Jr. [John-2, John-1]
Birth: 17 June 1668 Newbury, Essex Co. MA
Death: 29 Nov 1735 West Newbury, Essex Co MA; 10 Nov 1735 wrote
will, proved 15 Dec 1735.Buried: West Newbury MA
Had a ferry at West Newbury MA
m. 6 Nov 1696 at Newbury, Essex Co MA to (35) ELIZABETH EMERY,
dau of John Jr. & Mary (Webster) Emery She b  8 Feb. 1680
Biography: He lived in West Newbury on his father's homestead.
His name, with that of his wife, is on a list of "members
in full communion" in the second church in Newbury, at the
time of the ordination of Rev. Mr. Tufts, 30 June 1714. Their
names occur in a list of the members of the same church fourteen
years later. This John Kelly bought land in Amesbury at a place
called "ye Champion Land," 26 March 1709. At his death,
the real estate consisted of the homestead in West Newbury, eighty
acres with buildings, a house and sixty acres of land in Amesbury,
ten acres of salt marsh and a 'river lot' near Muzzey's Lane.
Children of JOHN Jr. & Elizabeth (Emery) KELLY
1. +JOHN KELLY b. 8 Oct. 1697
2.ELIZABETH KELLY bp. 1 Oct. 1699; m 1718 EDMUND WORTH b. 22 Oct.
1695 son of John and Elizabeth (Webster) Worth; m 2) 21 Jul. 1725
Newbury. Essex, Ma. STEPHEN MORSE b. 28 Dec 1659 will dtd. 28
Apr. 1755 and probated 30 Jan. 1759 s/o Anthony and Sarah (Pike)
Morse. Children (WORTH): Edmund; Children (MORSE): Thomas, Stephen,
Elizabeth, Judith, Sarah, and Anthony
3.JUDITH KELLY bp. 29 Mar. 1702; m 1) JOSEPH LITTLE; m 2) JOSEPH
MOODY of W. Amesbury, Essex, Ma.; d. 20 Dec 1738
4. RICHARD KELLY [Capt.] b. 8 Mar. 1704, d. 8/18 June 1774; m.
HANNAH BARTLETT, dau of John & Mary (Ordway) Bartlett. She
b. 6 Nov. 1704; Resided W. Amesbury, Essex, Ma. now Merrimack,
Essex, MA. He was commander of 2nd foot co., Militia in Amesbury.
Children: Hannah, Elizabeth, Mary, Stephen, Richard, John, Judith,
Stephen, Esther, Moses
5. STEPHEN KELLY b. 9 Jul. 1706; d. young it is said aet 16
6. MARY KELLY b. 31 Dec. 1708; m. 9 July 1729 to SAMUEL SAWYER,
son of Samuel & Abigail (Goodridge) Sawyer. He b. 4 Jun. 1705
and d. 11 Jun. 1783. Children (SAWYER): Martha, Abigail, Joseph,
Mary, Edmund and Jacob
7. HANNAH KELLY b. 2 Mar. 1711, died 16 Jan 1784; m. 23 May [9
Jul.] 1729 STEPHEN BAILEY.She d. 16 Jan. 1784. She buried. Bridge
Street Cemetery W. Newbury, Essex, MA. Children (BAILEY): Sarah,
child d.y., Stephen, Hannah, Enoch, Daniel, Joshua, Sarah, and
8. LYDIA KELLY b. 31 May 1713 Gloucester, Essex, MA; m. pub. 25
Apr. 1730 Gloucester, Essex, MA. JOHN MORSE b. 1 Mar. 1708 Newbury,
Essex, Ma. son of Anthony and Sarah (Pike) Morse. She d. 7 May
1795 Newbury, Essex, MA. Children (MORSE): John, Lydia, Mary,
John, Lydia, Timothy, Sarah, Jonathan, Daniel, Elizabeth, Judith,
9. DANIEL KELLY b. 9 May 1716; m. 30 Oct. 1734 MERCY [Mary] SMITH
of Newbury, Essex, Ma. Resided W. Amesbury, Essex, Ma. He d. 1803.
Children (KELLY): Elizabeth, Mercy, Mary, Lydia, Mary, Deborah,
Moses, Daniel and Jacob
10. SARAH KELLY b. 6 Oct. 1718; m. AMOS CLARK and removed to Hampstead
NH;; m 2) ____ HADLEY. Children (CLARK): Judith, THomas, Moses,
Priscilla, Amos, Amos 2d, Anna, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Jonathan
11. MOSES KELLY b. 20 Jul. 1721; d. young
KELLY or KELLEY [John-3, John-2, John-1]
Birth: 8/9 Oct 1697 in Newbury,
Death: 30 Jul [27 Apr] 1783
m. 23 Dec. 1723 HANNAH
SOMES d. 8 Jul. 1766 d/o Captain William Somes of Gloucester MA.. He resided Newbury,
Essex, MA. He was admitted to the Second Church in Newbury 6 August 1722. He lived
on the spot on which he was born, or near it, until past middle age. He then went
to Atkinston NH and there remained until his death. He died of cancer. The gravestones
of he and his wife, standing side by side, were on the western angle of the cemetery
Children of John & Hannah (Somes) Kelly/Kelley:
1. JOHN KELLY b. 15 Oct. 1724 Newbury MA; d 27 Apr 1783 in Atkinson NH; m. 3 Jul
1749 in Newbury MA to HANNAH HALE, dau of Ezekiel & Ruth (Emery) Hale. She
b. 20 AUG 1727 in Newbury, Essex, MA. Children: Ruth, Elisabeth, Lydia, Hannah,
Prudence, Ezekiel, Judith, William James, Polly and John.
b. 1 Nov. 1726; m. 18 Oct. 1749 JOHN KNIGHT (Capt.) b. Newbury, Essex, Ma. 8 Jul.
1727 Newbury, Essex, Ma. d. 10 Oct. 1798. She d. 17 Feb. 1827. Resided Atkinson,
Rockingham, NH. Children (KNIGHT): Sarah, John, Hannah, Judith, Jeremiah, Prudence,
Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, and Tristram
3.HANNAH KELLY b. 12 Nov. 1728; d.
unmarried; She lived many years with her brother, Rev. William Kelly, in Warner
KELLY b. 8 May 1732;
5.JUDITH KELLY b. 26 May 1734; ? m. Joseph MOODY. Lived
in W. Amesbury near the Rocks Village in East Haverhill.
b. 5 Mar. 1739 [1738/9]
7. STEPHEN KELLY b. 16 Mar. 1740
8. JOSHUA KELLY
b. 13 Feb. 1742  Haverhill, Essex, MA; m. DEBORAH PAGE b. 13 Jul. 1745 d.
27 Oct. 1818 d/o Edward and Abigail (Page) Page of Atkininson, NH. They went to
Conway, Carroll, NH. Joshua was a Pvt. in. the Rev.War. He d. E. Conway, Carroll,
NH. or Fryeburg, Oxford, Me. 1 May 1882 as the family resided close to the border
of the states. Children (KELLY): Edmund, Abigail, Lavinia, Betsey, Hannah, Mary/Polly,
John, and David
WILLIAM KELLY b. 31 Oct. 1744; m. 14 Feb. 1773 LAVINIA BAILEY [BAYLEY] d. 14 Sep.
1837. Graduated Harvard College 1767. Ordained in Warren, NH. He d. 18 May 1813.
Children (KELLY): Phineas Kimball, Lavina, Hannah, Abner Bailey, William, John,
Abner, Cyrus, Moses [1799-1815]
KELLY [Colonel and Esquire] [John-4, John-3, John-2, John-1]
15 Mar 1739 in Newbury, Essex Co. MA
Death: 2 Aug 1826 [or 2 Aug 1824]
m. 10 Nov. 1757 LYDIA SAWYER, dau of William and Lydia (Webster) Sawyer.
Lydia was very beautiful. She was the dau of Dr. William & Lydia (Webster)
Sawyer of W. Newbury. Her mother was Lydia, dau of Israel Webster, a prominent
citizen of New Hampshire in his day, and nearly related to the father of Daniel
Webster.She d. 11 Mar. 1820 aet 79 d/o William and Lydia (Webster) Sawyer;
Moses ?m 2) ___.
Biography: Moses Kelly settled first in Atkinson NH near the limits of Salem.
He was one of a committee chosen 13 Jan 1773, to give deeds of the pews in the
meeting-house newly erected in Atkinson. The births of his children, except that
of his youngest one, were recorded in that town, though two or three of the later
ones were born after his removal from Atkinson. "Moses Kelly, gentleman,'
of Atkinson, bought of Timothy Ferrin, of Goffstown NH, 7 May 1773, a tract of
land in the latter town. He soon afterward removed to this spot and here became
interested in military matters.He owned a tavern and was a prominent local supporter
of the "Sons of Liberty". His tavern, called "Kelley's Tavern"
was located at the corner of Mast Road and Libby Street, it was here in the early
days of the Revolutionary War rendezvous for the patriots or Sons of Liberty took
place. He was a selectman and town moderator in Goffstown and was also a delegate
to the county congress during the Revolutionary War. During the war he attained
the rank of Colonel. As Lieut. Colonel his activity included: enlisted July 1,
1777; 5 days; alarm at Ticonderoga; colonel; enlisted Aug. 6, 1778; 25 days; expedition
to Rhode Island. Kelley Falls in Goffstown and Kelley St. in Manchester were both
dedicated in his honor. His home is still standing and is the oldest house in
the Pinardville section of Goffstown at the intersection of Mast Road and Fairview
Street. In Henniker, on July 5, 1777: twenty-two men enlisted from Henniker, forming
the larger part of a company known as the Second Company of the 9th New Hampshire
regiment of militia, commanded by Col. Moses Kelly of Goffstown." Col. Kelly
held the office of high sheriff of Hillsborough County for thirty years (from
1775 to 1808) . He received his appointment under the British Crown. "His
appearance in court was imposing, dressed as he was in a scarlet coat, white vest,
buff-colored breeches and white top boots. He also wore a cocked hat and a gold
hilted sword." From Goffstown Col. Kelly removed to Hopkington NH. Kelley
Falls in Goffstown and Kelley St. in Manchester were both dedicated in his honor.
Addenda: Col. Moses Kelly is listed in the DAR Patriot Index.
of Moses & Lydia (Sawyer) Kelly:
1. LYDIA KELLY, b. 11 July 1759;
2. JUDITH KELLY b. 25 Feb. 1761; m. int 15 Jul 1781 Atkinson NH
John/Jonathan BLAKE. Their children: 1) Mary Blake m -- CHASE of Claremont NH;
2) John Blake d. Washington DC
3. SARAH KELLY d. Nov. 1764
4. SARAH 2d
KELLY b. 16 Mar. 1765; m. Grafton NH to GEORGE LITTLE.
Children: 1) Lydia
LITTLE m -- Hobson; 2) Mary LITTLE m -- Canada/Kennedy; 3) Elbridge LITTLE; 4)
John LITTLE; 5) Sarah LITTLE, b 9 Nov 1796 Goffstown NH, m. 1817 Samuel Plummer
POOR, b 2 Mar 1795, d 7 Oct 1841
5. MOLLY KELLY b. 4 Sep. 1767; m Thomas Little
(brother of her sister Sarah's husband). Ch: Harriet LITTLE who m. Dr. Lemuel
Paige of Weare; Mary Little
6. MOSES KELLY b. 30 June. 1770; married but died
a young man without issue
7. WILLIAM KELLY b 4 July 1772, died
8. JOHN KELLY, b 19 Nov 1775; died young
9. +ISRAEL WEBSTER KELLY
b. 4 Jan. 1778 Goffstown, Hillsborough, NH
10. +GEORGE WASHINGTON KELLY
- m ?. Children: 1)
Horace Kelly; 2) Almatia Kelly; lived in Saratoga NY (living there in 1820 according
to U.S. Census)
of COL. MOSES-6 KELLY
Webster-6 KELLY (Moses-5, John-4, John-3, John-2, John-1)
Born: b. 4 Jan. 1778 Goffstown, Hillsborough, NH
Died: died 10 Mar 1857
c1800 Rebecca Fletcher. She b 19 July 1776 d 29 Apr 1853 dau of
Elijah Fletcher of Hopkinton NH, and sister to Grace Fletcher,
the first wife of the famed Daniel Webster.
Biography: He lived at home with his father, until, age the age
of nineteen, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the 'Oxford War,"
so-called, then in command of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton messed
with the officers that winter, and Mr. Kelly, under his tuition,
became an accomplished gentleman. Israel W. Kelly was high sheriff
of Merrimack County NH, 1814-1819. "He was Marshall of the
District of New Hampshire during the presidential term commencing
with the inauguration of Gen. Harrison, and Pension Agent during
the presidency of Gen. Taylor, and that of Mr. Fillmore."
Upon his appointment to the office of district marshal he removed
from Salsibury to East Concord NH "where he purchased the
well-known residence of the late Stephen Ambrose, Esq." He
was a member of the congregation church in East Concord at the
time of his death.
1850 U.S. Census > New Hampshire > Merrimack Co > Concord
Israel W. Kelly 72 M Pension Agent 2000 b NH
Rebecca Kelly 73 F born NH
Ann M. Kelly 39 F born NH
Fletcher W. Kelly 22 M Printer b Penn
Rose Smith 16 F born Ireland
Rebecca Kelly 34 F born NH
Children of Israel W & Rebecca (Fletcher) KELLY:
1. +Albert Livingston Kelly, b 17 Aug 1802 Bristol NH
2. +Elijah Fletcher Kelly b 25 June 1804
3. +Israel Webster Kelly b 5 Jan 1804
4. Ann Matilda Kelly b 14 Sep 1807; d unm March 1884 E. Concord
NH [see census above]
5. Ellen Wiggin Kelly b 2 Dec 1809; married Charles H. Peirce,
a lawyer in Winterport ME. Children (PEIRCE): (1) Charles, died
at the age of tens years; (2) Webster, b abt 1848 in ME; in 1880
U.S. Census living in Brimfield, Hamden Co MA, "clergyman"
with his wife Henriette F. (age 26) and son, Francis L (age three);
(3) Ella Rebecca, res Winterport ME.
William Paige Kelly b 15 May 1812, d 17 Dec 1834 Salisbury NH
of scarlet fever.
7. Rebecca Fletcher Kelly, b 10 Feb 1816; unmarried; res. E. Concord
8. Sarah ELizabeth Kelly b 17 Dec 1819, d 6 Jul 1837
9. Charlotte Ester Kelly b 7 Mar 182? m Rev Charles Willey, Newfield
WASHINGTON-6 KELLY (Moses-5, John-4, John-3, John-2, John-1)
Born: aft Jan 1778
Died: after 1820
Lived in Saratoga NY (living there in 1820 according to U.S.
1. Horace Kelly, b abt 1808-1812 in NH, in 1850 living with his
sister in Saratoga Springs NY; in 1860 and 1870 still single and
living on farm of Jefferson Ramsdell; prob no issue.
2. Almatia Kelly; b abt 1815 in NH and m. Douglas MILLER (see
below). Issue unknown.
3. Possibly Other children
1850 U.S. Census > New York > Saratoga > Saratoga
Douglas MILLER 40 M Shoemaker 1000 b NH
Almatia MILLER 35 F born NH
Horace KELLY 38 M born NY RR Overseer
LIVINGSTON-7 KELLY (Israel W-6, Moses-5, John-4, John-3, John-2,
Born: 17 Aug 1802 Bristol NH
Died:18 Aug 1885
Married 18 Feb 1829 to Caroline Pierce of Frankfort ME, a daughter
of Waldo & Catherine (Treat) Peirce.
Biography: attended Atkinson Academy; graduated from Darthmouth
College 1821; on completion of college, went to Portland ME and
read law with Hon. Stephen Longfellow. Admitted to the bar in
Cumberland Co ME in 1825. On the recommendation of Daniel Webster,
he was appointed agent of the "Ten Proprietors' Tract,"
so called, in eastern Maine, a property then owned by David Sears,
William Prescott and Israel Thorndike. He established his residence
at Frankfort ME in September 1825, and commended the practice
of his profession. He was especially proficient in real estate
laws. He was influential in the Whig party.
Children of Albert L & Caroline (Peirce) KELLY:
1. +Edward Albert Kelly, b 30 May 1831 at Frankfort (now
2. Caroline Ellen Kelly, b 22 April 1833; married 9 Oct 1863 to
Nathan CUSHING of Boston. She died 9 Apr 1864.
3. Julia C. Kelly, b 3 June 1835; m 1 Nov 1856 to William R. STANLY,
M.D. of Lahaska PA. In 1860 US census living in Soleburg, Buckos
Co PA with 3 yr old dau Caroline, b. PA
4. Albertine R Kelly, b 9 Aug 1837; died 30 Dec 1837.
5. Waldo Peirce Kelly, b 5 Feb 1839, Frankfort ME; d 29 Aug 1842.
6. Frank Webster Kelly, b 20 March 1841; In 1886 in the practice
of law in Winterport ME. In 1910 U.S. Census living in Winterport
7. Waldo C. Kelly, b June 1843; d. 2 Aug 1861 in Boston MA
8. Silas P. Kelly, b 24 May 1845; resided in Boston MA and living
in Winterport ME abt 1886.
9. +Fitzroy Kelly, b 14 Dec 1847 in Maine
ELIJAH FLETCHER-7 KELLY (Israel W-6, Moses-5, John-4, John-3,
Born: 25 June 1804
Died: 9 Aug 1836 in Vera Cruz
Married: 6 January 1827 to Marie M. Barnes of Philadelphia. She
died 27 Oct 1847 in Philadelphia PA
Biography: "Sea Captain"
Children of Elijah F & Marie M. (Barnes) KELLY:
1. James Webster Fletcher Kelly, b. 8 Nov 1827
2. Albert L. Kelly, b. 26 Aug 1833
3. Rebecca Kelly, b June 1835
[Note: upon the death of their father, these two sons, being very
young, went to live with their grandfather, Hon Israel W. Kelly
and remained there until they approached manhood, when both returned
to their native city, Philadelphia. In the 1850 U.S. Census, "Fletcher"
Kelly 21, and his brother Albert Kelly 17 and sister Rebecca Kelly
16 are residing in Philadelphia PA as printer and letter carrier
respectively (boys) in the household of Hester Mathews. Included
in the household is a 78 yr old Sarah Barnes, possibly a grandmother.
ISRAEL WEBSTER-7 KELLY (Israel W-6, Moses-5, John-4, John-3,
Born: 5 Jan 1804
Died: 3 July 1855, Henniker NH
Married 24 Aug 1842 to Lucilla S. Peirce, dau of Waldo & Catherine
(Treat) Peirce. She b. 1 Jan 1819 in Frankfort, Maine. In 1890
Lucilla is listed as living at 37 E. Springfield St. in Boston
Biography: graduated at Dartmouth College 1824. After graduation
he commenced the study of law at Frankfort, ME and in due time
went into practice with his brother, Albert L. Removing not long
after to Belfast, ME, he became a partner at law with Albert Johnson,
Esq. In 1841 he was appointed deputy collector of customs under
President Harrison and went back to Frankfort. He was an advocate
of the Whig party in politics. After a course of successful legal
practice in Maine, he removed to Boston. Some time subsequent
to this, he was called to argue an important case in Amherst NH.
It was a case which had already been tried three times, no jury
having been found who could agree on a verdict. He gained the
cause for his client. Following the trial, and before he could
reach home, he was struck down with a fatal attack of pleurisy.
Children of Israel W. & Lucilla S. (Pierce) Kelly:
1. Howard Webster Kelly, b. 19 Feb 1844 in Boston, Suffolk, MA;
2. Catherine "Kitty" Pierce Kelly, b. c1836 in Boston,
Suffolk, MA; in 1860 census in Boston MA as teacher at "Seminary"
for young ladies
3. Grace Fletcher Kelly
4. Allston Kelly, b 1854 in Boston, Suffolk, MA; d. 19 Sep 1856.
5. Webster Kelly, b. 17 MAR 1856 in Boston, Suffolk, MA ;graduated
from Harvard College in 1879. Completed the course in Harvard
Law School. In 1913 Boston Directory, retired and living at 37
E. Springfield Street.
ALBERT-8 KELLY (Albert L-7, Israel W-6, Moses-5, John-4, John-3,
Born: 30 May 1831 at Frankfort (now Winterport) ME.
Married: 15 Nov 1854, Mary Farley, dau of Mr. George F. Farley
of Groton, b. abt 1832
Died: living in 1870
Biography: Fitted for college at the Military School of Lieut.
Whiting, Ellsworth ME at Foxcroft Academy ME, and at North Yarmouth
Classical Academy. Entered Bowdoin College and remained there
until the middle of the junior year. Commenced the study of law
with the eminent lawyer, the late George F. Farley, of Groton,
MA in 1851. In 1853 admitted to the bar and practices in partnership
with Mr. Farley until the latter's death in 1855. Remained in
Groton until 1861; then removed to Boston MA, where he resided
in 1886 and of whose bar he was a prominent member, making a speciality
of will cases and the care of trust property. He was given the
honorary degree of A.M. by Bowdoin College. Mr. Kelly has in his
possession the coat of arms passed down in his family. 1870 U.S.
Census living in Ward 6, Boston MA with wife and dau "Lilly"
along with his father-in-law George and a Sarah Farley.
Children of Edward A. & Mary (Farley) KELLY:
1. Elizabeth "Lilly" Farley Kelly, b. abt 1857.
2. may be more children
FITZROY-8 DAVIS KELLY (Albert L-7, Israel W-6, Moses-5,
John-4, John-3, John-2, John-1)
Born: 14 Dec 1847 in Winterport, Maine
Died: 10 JAN 1921 in Boston, MA
24 Feb 1875 in Boston MA to Amanda MARBLE, dau of Freeland &
Eliza (Kimball Clark) Marble. She b. b Oct 1849 in MA, and was
still lliving in 1910.
Biography: In 1870 living in Boston MA household of Eliza Marble,
occupation "clerk in office, in 1880 living in Boston MA
household of mother-in-law Eliza with wife and 2 oldest children.
In 1900 living on Newbury St, Boston MA with wife and 4 children.
Member of the firm of wholesale grocers, "Silas Peirce &
Co," in Boston MA. In 1920 both living in Boston MA. He was
life member of the Bostonian Society.
Children of Fitzroy & Amanda (Marble) KELLY:
1. Nathan Spaulding Kelly, b 3 Jan 1876 in Boston MA; In 1900
US Census, is in a board house, occupation "in college; Prepared
for College at English High School, Boston. Graduated from Harvard
College. Practised law in office of William Schofield for two
years until he was appointed to Superior Bench, then afterwards
in practice for himself; 1920 US Census, a 44 widowed Nathan S.
Kelly, occupation laywer, is a lodger in a house owned by Caspar
2. +Edith Amanda Kelly, b Oct 1877 MA; She married Benjamin
3. +Carrie Cushing Kelly, b May 1882 MA; She married 28
April 1909 in Brookline MA to George Atherton Vose (32), son of
Willard A. & Emma B. (Perley) Vose.
4. +Gladys Kelly, b May 1884 MA
AMANDA -10 KELLY (Fitzroy-8, Albert L-7, Israel W-6, Moses-5,
John-4, John-3, John-2, John-1), b
Oct 1877 MA; She married 28 Oct 1903 to Frank Parker Davis of
Dayton Ohio, Attorney at law, He was born 1870 at Mt. Pleasant
D.C. son of Benjamin P. & Maria Josephine Sandford (Swett)
Davis. He died in 1958 and is buried at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago
1910 US Census > Illinois > Cook > Evanston Ward 1 >
District 99 > 32
Davis, Frank P. Head M W 36 m1x 7 yrs Dist Col, DC DC patent lawyer
Davis, Edith A. Wife F W 36 m1x 7 yrs 2 ch 2 living MA MA MA
Davis, Frank son M W 5 single Ohio DC MA
Davis, Bernice dau F W 3 single IL DC MA
Flaherty, Annie M. servant F W 6 single Ireland
Coltier, Esther servant F W 26 single Isle of Man
1920 US Census > Illinois > Cook > Evanston Ward 1 >
District 71 > 26
Davis, Frank Parker Head M W 49 married DC MA Maine
Davis, Edith wife F W 42 married MA Maine MA
Davis, Frank P. Jr. son M W 14 single Ohio
Davis, Amanda B. dau F W 13 single IL
Davis, Fitzroy son M W 7 single IL
Davis, Edward A. son M W 3-10/12 single IL
Tammela, Margaret servant F W 28 single 1914 alien Finland
Haloner, Hilda servant F W 23 single 1914 al Finland
Children of Frank P. & Edith A. (Kelly) Davis:
1. Frank Parker Davis Jr., b abt 1906 Ohio; in 1930 living with
parents in Evanston IL, salesman at adding machine company.
2. Amanda Bernice Davis, b. abt 1907 Illinois
3. Fitzroy K. Davis, b. 27 Feb 1912 Evanston IL; d. 30 Sep 1980
in Putnam CT, actor/author ("Quicksilver"), screenwriter
("The Heat's On, 1943). He penned articles for gay publications
using the pen name Hadrian. [[OBITUARY: from NYTimes 1980, "DAVIS,
Fitzroy K., 68 of West Thompson Road, Thompson Connecticut, died
Tuesday, September 30. Born Evanston Illinois, February 27 1912.
Upon graduating from Williams College he entered acting, he was
a novelist and playwright living in New York City until retirement
in 1970. His books include Quick Silver and True Doors of Brass.
he appeared in the Columbia University Production of King Lear
and was featured in The Good man Theater Production of Billy Budd.
he also played in stock with Katherine Fontanne. A memorial service
will be held Friday october 3 at 4 PM i nthe Thompson Congregational
Church, Route 193. Thompson Connecticut. Burial will be in Rose
Hill Cemetery in chicago at the convenience of the family....
4. Edward Albert Davis, b. abt 1917 IL
CUSHING-10 KELLY (Fitzroy-8, Albert L-7, Israel W-6, Moses-5,
John-4, John-3, John-2, John-1), b May 1882 MA; She married 28
April 1909 in Brookline MA to George Atherton Vose (32), son of
Willard A. & Emma B. (Perley) Vose. He was born 11 Dec 1876
in Boston, Suffolk Massachusetts, piano manufacturer of the Vose
& Sons Piano Company. Resided in Brookline, MA. In 1930 Carrie
is listed a widow living in Brookline MA, with her son Atheron.
In the same census George is also showing living with wife Grace,
so possibly they were divorced, and he married 2nd) by 1930 to
Mrs. Grace Boothby.
George Atherton & Carrie Cushing (Kelly) Vose:
1. Atherton Cushing Vose, b. 23 Dec 1911, and d. 4 March 2005
in Hancock NH. Life member of the Monadnock Country Club.
KELLY (Fitzroy-8, Albert L-7, Israel W-6, Moses-5, John-4,
John-3, John-2, John-1), was b. May 1884 in Boston, MA, and died
24 Feb 1940 in San Francisco, CA. She
married 24 Apr 1916 to Wyatt StBarbe Eustis. He b. 1882 in MA
and d. 1962. They removed to San Francisco CA about 1927 and resided
there. Wyatt was b. 26 Dec 1882 in Winchester, Massachusetts,
son of George H. & Clara (Ellis) Eustis. He d. 13 Jan 1962
San Francisco CA.
Children of Wyatt S. & Gladys (Kelly) Eustis:
1. Wyatt StBarbe Eustis, b. 20 June 1917 CA, d. 5 Oct 1986,
Burlingame, San Mateo, CA. He married 13 Oct 1942 to Jane Patricia
2. +Gladys Eustis, b. 23 Nov 1924, San Francisco CA, d.
25 Feb 2010
EUSTIS, (Gladys--9, Fitzroy-8, Albert L-7, Israel W-6, Moses-5,
John-4, John-3, John-2, John-1) b. 23 Nov 1924, San Francisco
CA, d. 25 Feb 2010; married William Lee Daniels.
Children of William Lee & Gladys (Eustis) Daniels:
1. Caroline Daniels of San Francisco
2. Richard Daniels of Roseville
Daniels who m. Romaine of Sonoma
4. Jane Daniels who m. --- LaVoie of Molokai
Daniels who m. Tony Cantalupo of Durham
6. Lorraine Daniels who m. Eric Sandifer of Los Angeles
7. William C. Daniels of Carmel Valley.
Franciso Chronicle Obituary: "Gladys, known to her wonderful
friends as Happy or Hap, lived most of her life on the San Francisco
Peninsula in Hillsborough and San Mateo where she and husband
Bill raised their 7 children. Hap devoted most of her time to
her family and friends and was active in the San Francisco Junior
League, the Visiting Nurses Association and the Lighthouse for
the Blind. In her free time, she and husband Bill enjoyed traveling
and a great social life with friends. They participated in gourmet
clubs and several bridge and domino groups.Hap was an avid reader
and natural gardener, but her most recognized talent was her fabulous
cooking and she eventually started her own catering business,
Parties with a Twist. Her love of adventure took her to Egypt,
China and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris where she mastered cooking techniques
ala Julia Child. She loved soaking in the local culture of the
places she visited and she made friends wherever she went. The
San Francisco native attended Miss Burkes School and U.C. Berkeley
(where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority). She graduated
from the Stanford University School of Nursing. Hap was proceeded
in death by her parents, Wyatt St Barb Eustis Sr. and Gladys Kelly
Eustis; her brother, Wyatt St. Barb Eustis, Jr.; and husband of
32 years, William Lee Daniels.Hap was a loving mother to Caroline
Daniels of San Francisco, Richard Daniels of Roseville, Ayn Romaine
of Sonoma, Jane LaVoie of Molokai, Mary Cantalupo (Tony) of Durham,
Lorraine Sandifer (Eric) of Los Angeles and William C. Daniels
(Lori) of Carmel Valley. Her grandchildren include Justin, Anna,
Blair, Kelly, Marlin, Miles, Martin, Katherine, William, Dane,
Lauren, Noa, Ava, Joe and Jim. She was great grandmother to Jacob,
Brysun, and the seven Molokai moopuna.Hap lived the last 11 years
in Sonoma CA. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family
and friends, her great sense of humor and her zest for life.Services
will be held on Monday, March 1st at 12:30 pm in the Noble Chapel
of CYPRESS LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, CA.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, donations should
be made to a favorite charity.]]
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- 1790 US Census, Goffstown NH
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of Newberry, Massachusetts" at http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com./~jameseastonburns/emery/main.htm
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by David W. Hoyt (New England History Press, Somersworth, NH,
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of Newbury, Massachusetts, U.S.A.," by Giles Merrill Kelly,
Albany: Munsell, 1886, 191 pgs.
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Volume 1, by William Thomas Davis, Biography of Edward Albert