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Notes for John M. Kelley

The Family of Alfred Kelley & Millie Springfield

1840 census Greenville District, South Carolina
**Harrison Kelly
1 male 20-30 (Is this Alfred's brother, age 21?? Harrison Kelley didn't marry Juliette Springfield until 1843 in Greene Co., MO. There also is a male age 20-30 in the household of Eleanor Kelley in 1840 that may be Alfred's brother Harrison. But if so, who is this??)
1 male under 5
1 female 20-30
**Alfred Kelly
1 male 20-30 (Alfred, age 27)
1 male under 5 (John, age 1)
1 female 20-30 (Millie, age 22)
2 female under 5 (Delia Ann, age 4 & unknown daughter?)
**Mathew Kelly - who is this?
**Benjamin Kelly - who is this?

1850 census Boone Township, Greene Co. MO page 326
Census taken Oct 25, 1850, Household #1225
Alfred Kelly , Blacksmith, b. TN
Milla Kelly, b. SC
Delia A., age 14, b. TN
John M., age 11, b. SC
Lavina E., age 9, b. TN
Robert W., age 7, b. MO
Martha J., age 5, b. MO
Minerva A., age 3, b. MO
Geniva, age 2, b. MO
Mary M., age 5 months, b. MO

Greene County Missouri marriage record
Mr. John Earnest this is to certify that I relinquish all controll over John M. Kelly as to his marrying this 26th of Nov 1857 attest William Saml. A. H. Kelly

Married Nov 26th the above John M M Kelly to Margaret Delzell William Samul being sworn testified and says he saw the above signed A. H. Kelly give the above certificate to his son he being a minor to me J R Earnest J P

Recorded Nov. 26th 1857
A G McCracken Ckl
By JWDLSMalkSP (?)

1860 census Cass Twp, Greene Co., MO
#540/542
John M. Kelly, age 21, Farmer, b. MO
Margaret A., age 22, b. TN
Milly A., age 1, b. MO
Manda E. Dellsell, age 15, b. MO

1870 census Boone Twp, Greene Co., MO page 4B
Census taken June 22, 1870 Household #56
John M. Kelley, age 32, b. TN, Blacksmith
Margaret A., age 32, b. TN
Milla A., age 11, b. MO
Mary A., age 8, b. MO
Ellen, age 6, b. MO
Sarah B., age 4, b. MO
Charles H., age 10 months, b. MO
James Gaspin, age 24, wagon maker, b. Arkansas
Marble Kelly, age 18, farm hand, b. Arkansas

1880 United States Census Boone Township, Greene, Missouri Page Number 159B
Household 168/177
John KELLY Self M Male W 41 TN Farmer TN NC Note ill with consumption
Margret A. KELLY Wife M Female W 41 TN Keeping House TN TN
Mary A. KELLY Dau S Female W 17 MO TN TN
Sarah B. KELLY Dau S Female W 13 MO TN TN
Charles H. KELLY Son S Male W 11 MO TN TN
Jessie M. KELLY Son S Male W 2 MO TN TN

June 9, 1891 Probate document of Millie Springfield Kelley:
We the undersigned respectfully represent to the ? Probate court that Millie Kelley departed this life on or about May 11, 1891, leaving property worth about $500. Her heirs are:
Levina Delzell, Emma Swift & Bettie Collins of Ash Grove, Missouri
Minerva Swift of Staley, Washington
Manda Tucker, Loco, Indian Territory
The children of Delia Phillips and John Kelley and Jane Swift, deceased
We respectfully ask your honor to appoint George H. Collins, husband of Bettie Collins, to administer upon the effects, waiving our respective claims to administer.


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From: Kari Northup [mailto:kari.northup@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 2:06 PM
Subject: RE: New message from CherylRearick on Ancestry.com: MARGARET A DELZELL


Hi Ennis,

The Margaret A. Delzell in my file was married to John M. Kelley about 1857 and they had 6 children. The family is living in Cass, Greene, Missouri in 1860, and Margaret's younger sister Amanda "Manda" Dellzell, age 15, is living with them. If I go back to the 1850 census, I find both Margaret & Amanda living at home with their parents, Smith & Ann Delzell.

Byi the way, I don't know if you looked at my tree but I relooked at this family before writing you back and changed the spouse and children I had for their daughter Millie. She is listed in as an heir in her grandfather's probate papers in 1891 as Millie A. Hays, and I had thought she was the Malissa who married George W. Hayes. I now think she married George Martin Hayes, have more information on them and their children if you are interested.

I tried to see if I could find death certificates on the Missouri state site for any of John & Margaret's children to see what they listed for Margaret's maiden name and found:

Millie Ann Kelley Hayes - died in 1945 in Colorado
Mary Alice Kelley Riley Schofield - died in Springfield, Greene, Missouri in 1945. Parents listed as Unknown Jelly and Unknown Delzell
Ellen Kelley - died before 1891
Sarah "Sally" Kelley Reynolds - died in Aurora, Lawrence, Missouri in 1945. Parents listed as John Kelley and Margaret A. Delzell
Charles Kelley - died in St. Louis, Missouri in 1927. Parents listed as John Schofield and Margaret Unknown. His wife's maiden name was Mary Schofield.
Jessie Kelley - died in Springfield, Greene, Missouri in 1913. Parents listed as John M. Kelley & Margaret A. Delzell.

Be happy to discuss this more with you if needed,

Kari