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John Kelley Family in Alabama,1809-1850

Raymond A. Kelly Jr.
18703 Lakeshore Dr.
Lutz.Florida 33549
(813) 949-2017

"The Family of John Kelley and Hannah Moon"

* John Kelley, Born C. 1765 Married circa 1786, Guilford County, North Carolina * Hannah Moon, Born C. 1765 Daughter of Richard Moon and Susannah Brown

CHILDREN: Jesse Kelley: Born March 22,1788, Georgia: Died 1834, Clarke County, Alabama Robert Kelley: Born 1789, Georgia John W. Kelly: Born 1790, Georgia: Died January 24, 1848, Wilcox County, Alabama Austin Kelly: Born 1790-1800, Georgia Allen Kelly: Enoch S. Kelly: Born 1799, Georgia: Died October 10, 1850, Wetumpka, Coosa Co., Alabama D. Boston Kelly:Born 1800, Georgia Margaret Kelly: Born 1805, Georgia

The family migrated from Clarke County, Georgia to the area that is now Clarke County, Alabama in 1809. "John Kelley was an early settler near Jackson(Washington/Clarke Co.) Alabama. He and his wife were in McGrew's Fort" (Before 1812) (1).
Jesse Kellay and Robert Kellay are both listed in the 1810 Census of Washington County, Mississippi Territory.
"John was six feet two and a half inches in height. His brother Jesse Kelley, weighed three hundred and sixty five pounds. They came from Georgia. The family moved to Wilcox County after the War of 1812, settling east of Choctaw Corner in Dr. Southall's neighborhood." (2)
John and Jesse Kelley are both recorded on the Tax Roll of Clarke County, Mississippi Territory in 1813. Jesse Kelley is listed on the Clarke County Tax Roll of 1814. John W. Kelly served in the Mississippi Territory Militia at Fort Claiborne from September 1814 until January 1815.
Robert and Jesse are listed on the Clarke County Tax Roll in 1815.

In the 1816 Census of Clarke County, Jesse Kelly is listed with a wife and six children in his household. Hanna Kelly is listed with no male in the household over 21, four males under 21 and four females under 21. I have found no further record of Hanna Kelly in Clarke County, Alabama. Unfortunately the 1820 Census of Clarke County, Alabama is not available.

The brothers John and Jesse Kelly with their families are listed in the 1820 Census of Wilcox County, Alabama. I have compiled detailed family histories on Jesse and John W. from 1800 up to current descendants. I have limited data on the other children of John and Hanna Kelley.

(1)    "History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography", By Thomas McAdory Owen
(2)    "Clarke County, Alabama and Its Surroundings", (1540-1877), By T. H. Ball
(3)     Public Records of Wilcox Co.,Alabama .
(4)     Public Records of Clarke Co.,Alabama
(5)     Public Records of Washington County, Mississippi Territory
(6)     Public Records of Clarke Co.,Georgia