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The Family of John Kelley of Roane Co., Tennessee
This family is sometimes confused with the family of John Kelley & Eleanor (Ellender) Harrison because both had children who emigrated to Greene Co., Missouri

John Kelley John Kelley & Unknown were married sometime before 1810. John had been born in South Carolina, and Unknown was born in Viriginia, so I'm not sure where the marriage occured. They were in Tennessee by 1812 when son Mathis was born. There is a John Kelley is found on the 1830 census of Roane Co., TN, but there are not females in the household under 10 and he should have Abigail, age 8 & Susan, age 2 so there are questions about that.

The Children of John Kelley of Roane Co., Tennessee

John KelleyJohn Kelley was born about 1811 in Greene Co., TN. I have not found him on any census records at this time and do not have any further information about him. I do not know when or where John Kelley died.
Mathis KelleyMathis Kelley was born about 1812 in TN. Mathis married Melinda Vaughan on February 6, 1833 in Roane Co., TN, and they had at least 8 children. They had a child in Tennessee in 1835, a child in Arkansas in 1838, they are listed on the 1840 census of Greene Co., MO, and also had a child born in 1841 in MO. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Finley, Greene Co., MO. They moved from Greene County to Christian Co., MO sometime between 1850 to 1860, and they are listed on the 1860 census of Linden, Christian Co., MO. Melinda died between 1860 to 1870, and Mathis remarried Elmira. They are listed on the 1870 census of Linden, Christian Co., MO. Mathis & Elmira divorced between 1870 to 1880, and Mathis is listed as age 67, divorced, on the 1880 census of Linden, Christian Co., MO. Mathis Kelley died in 1884 in Christian Co., MO but it is not for sure.
Notes for Mathis Kelley
James Samuel KelleyJames Samuel Kelley was born about 1814 in TN. James married Delila Rowden/Rhoden/Roden about 1846 in Missouri and they had at least 8 children. They are listed on the 1850 census of Taylor Twp., Greene Co., MO with head of household listed as James Kelly. James Samuel's brother Hugh Kelly, age 23, is living next door to them in 1850. Hugh later married Martha Rhoden, who is probably a sister of Delilah (both were born in Indiana). James & Delilah are listed on the 1860 census of Taylor Twp., Greene Co., MO with James' name listed as Samuel for unknown reasons. They are listed on the 1870 census of Clay Twp, Greene Co., MO. The last child I have for them was born in 1875. Delila is listed as head of household, married, with the children on the 1880 census of Washington, Greene Co., MO, but James is not listed in the household that year. There is an family tree posted on Ancestry.com that indicates that Samuel James Kelley died on Sept 1, 1882 in Douglas Co., MO.
Notes for James Samuel Kelley
Abigail KelleyAbigail Kelley was born about 1824 in TN. There are not any females under age 10 in the household of John Kelley on the 1830 census of Roane Co., TN, which is puzzling since there should be Abigail, age 8 & Susan, age 2. I have not found Abigail in 1840 at this time. She is listed at age 26 in the household of Mathis Kelley on the 1850 census of Finley, Greene Co., MO. She is listed at age 35 in the household of Mathis Kelley on the 1860 census of Linden, Christian Co., MO. I have not found Abigail on the 1870 or any later census at this time, but she may have married. Abigail Kelley died after 1860, but I don't know when or where.
Notes for Abigail Kelley
Hugh KelleyHugh Kelley was born about 1827 in TN. He is listed at age 23 on the 1850 of census Taylor Twp., Greene Co., MO living next door to James (Samuel) & Delilah Kelley. Hugh married Jane about 1854, and they had at least 3 children. The family is listed on the 1860 census of Linden, Christian Co., MO. Hugh married Martha Rhoden about 1863 and they had at least 4 children. They are listed on the 1870 census of Clay Twp, Greene Co., MO. They are listed on the 1880 census of Washington, Greene Co., MO.. Hugh Kelley died sometime after 1880, probably in Greene Co., MO but not for sure. I have not found him on the 1900 census at this time.
Notes for Hugh Kelley
.Susan KelleySusan Kelley was born on 1828 in TN. I do not have additional information for her. There are not any females under age 10 in the household of John Kelley on the 1830 census of Roane Co., TN, which is puzzling since there should be Abigail, age 8 & Susan, age 2.