Robert KELLS 193
- Born: Abt 1747, Ballyconnell,Cavan,Ulster,Ireland
- Marriage: Margaret WOOD in 1784 in Ballyconnell,Cavan,Ulster,Ireland
- Died: Abt 1824, Buffalen,Cavan,Ireland aged about 77
From Kate Haughey
Died c 1824 Buffalen, Co.Cavan, Ireland aged 77
Married Margaret Wood 1784. 10 children recorded.
Occupation - farmer / shoemaker / soldier at Irish rebellion 1798.
Farmer & shoemaker. Served as a soldier in the Irish rebellion of 1798 at the battle of Tara near Ballinamuck along with his brothers Andrew, Ralph & Richard.
In the old homestead at Killenaff are displayed the weapons used, a Queen Anne flintlock, two swords, two horse pistols, two pikes and twelve bayonets.
Fought in the Irish Rebellion of 1798
Robert worked as a farmer and sometimes a bootmaker in Ballyconnell.
Settled at Buffalen where they had a family of 7 sons and 3 daughters.
This family together with that of Thomas Kells and Alice Forster were the ancestors of most of the Kells who emigrated to Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia.
Noted events in his life were:
• Ancestral File Number. 194 1JGF-20P
Robert married Margaret WOOD in 1784 in Ballyconnell,Cavan,Ulster,Ireland. (Margaret WOOD was born in 1761 in Ardew,Ulster,Ireland and died in Tomregan,Cavan,Ulster,Ireland.)