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Notes for Martha Jane Kelley Swift

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

1860 census Boone Township, Greene Co., MO
Household #794
Alfred Kelly, age 49, Blacksmith, b. TN
Milley, age 42, b. SC
Martha J., age 15, b. MO
Manerva A., age 13, b. MO
Amanda L., age 7, b. MO
Emily C., age 6, b. MO
Elizabeth, age 4, b. MO
John Russell, age 23, carpenter, b. IL
D. B. Flint, age 30, carpenter, b. IL

1870 census Boone Township, Greene Co., MO
Household #97/98
Alfred M. Kelly, age 56, b. TN, Farmer
Milla, age 51, b. SC
Manda, age 18, b. MO
Emily C., age 16, b. MO
Elizabeth, age 14, b. MO
Household #98/99
James Swift, age 27, b. TN, Farmer
Martha J., age 26, b. MO, Keeping house
Alice, age 2, b. MO
Robert W., age 9/12, b. Sept. 1869, b. MO
Household #99/100
Leander Swift, age 24. b. TN, Farmer
Minerva, age 24, b. MO, Keeping house
Ida E., age 9/12, b. MO Sept. 1869.

Martha died in 1877 & James remarried her sister Emma

1880 United States Census Ash Grove, Greene, Missouri Page Number 164D
James SWIFT Self M Male W 36 TN Farmer NC NC
Emma C. SWIFT Wife M Female W 26 MO Keeping House TN SC
Iva A. SWIFT Dau S Female W 12 MO TN MO
Robert W. SWIFT Son S Male W 10 MO TN MO
Alfred T. SWIFT Son S Male W 8 MO TN MO
Emma B. SWIFT Dau S Female W 6 MO TN MO
James F. SWIFT Son S Male W 5 MO TN MO
Manda F. SWIFT Dau S Female W 4 MO TN MO
Willie KELLY SSon S Male W 6 MO --- MO

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.

----- Original Message -----
From: Scott Brown <>
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Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 7:07 AM
Subject: Swift family genealogy

> Kari,
> I am fairly new to genealogy research but I noticed that as part of some research you had done (I forget which website I saw it on) you had found some history on James Swift and Martha Jane Kelley who were married and lived in Springfield, MO circa 1860's/1870's. I don't know if your family line runs through one of their 6 offspring or if you were just researching for research's sake. The reason I am writing is that after Martha Jane Kelley died in 1877 the information I have found shows that James Swift married her sister Emily (Emma) Caroline Kelley in 1879 and they subsequently went on to have 6 children (I believe).
> This is where I come into the equation. In researching my father's family (of which not alot seems to be known) I came across a 1910 census record from Oklahoma (Stephens County) which lists my grandfather James Meredith Brown as living in a household with James Swift-66 (said to have been born in TN with mother & father both being born in TN), Emma C. Swift-56 (said to have been born in MO, with mother from SC and father from TN). There are 4 children in the household; Carl H. Swift-son, 19 born in MO; Jay K. Swift-son, 17 born in MO; Alma H. Swift-daughter, 15 born in MO & (James) Meredith Brown-grandson, 6 born in Loco, OK. It is also listed that Emma is the mother of 6 living children.
> Based on this information (and I don't assume it is accurate) my best hypothesis is that Meredith is the son of a daughter of Emma and James - and since there are still 3 offspring unaccounted for I need to locate them for any kind of proof. Because you seemed to have done a fine job locating information on the offspring of James & Martha Swift I was wondering if you might be able to direct me to some of the resources you used since I have not had any luck thus far. I thought they might be a good starting point for attempting to research Emma's children.
> Thank you for your time and consideration -- any information is always welcomed.
> Scott Brown
> P.S. If you do have any information to provide me please "reply to all" so that I will get a copy of your message at home too.
> Oh yeah. Emma died 5/1/1912 in Loco, OK and James died 6/23/1923 in Loco, OK.
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ID: I17084
Name: James SWIFT 1 2
Sex: M
Birth: 15 JUL 1843 in Oak Hill, Overton County, Tennessee 1 2
Death: 23 JUN 1923 in Loco, Stephens County, Oklahoma 1 2

Father: Franklin Jasper (Frank) SWIFT b: 11 AUG 1816 in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Mother: Elizabeth (Lizzie) NORRIS b: 1816 in Wilkes County, North Carolina

Marriage 1 Martha Jane KELLEY
Birth: 1844 in Greene County, Missouri 1 2
Death: 1877 in Greene County, Missouri 1 2

Married: 23 JUN 1867 in Greene County, Missouri 1
Iva Alice SWIFT b: 1868 in Greene County, Missouri
Robert W. SWIFT b: SEP 1869 in Greene County, Missouri
Alfred T. SWIFT b: FEB 1871 in Greene County, Missouri
Emma Belle SWIFT b: 10 JAN 1873 in Greene County, Missouri
James Fletcher SWIFT b: 22 DEC 1874 in Greene County, Missouri
Amanda F. SWIFT b: 1876 in Greene County, Missouri

Marriage 2 Emily Caroline KELLEY
b: 18 MAR 1854 in Greene County, Missouri
Death: 1 MAY 1912 in Loco, Stephens County, Oklahoma 1 2

Married: 7 AUG 1879 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 1
Delmer G. SWIFT b: SEP 1880 in Greene County, Missouri
Maizel SWIFT b: SEP 1884 in Greene County, Missouri
Pearl M. SWIFT b: 3 SEP 1887 in Greene County, Missouri
Carl H. SWIFT b: 15 MAY 1890 in Greene County, Missouri
Jay Kelley SWIFT b: 6 SEP 1892 in Greene County, Missouri
Alma Helen SWIFT b: 14 FEB 1895 in Greene County, Missouri

Title: Norris, Ronald Eugene, Jr. Route 4, Box 1725, Stilwell, OK 74960, 918/696-2941,
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Title: Norris, Ronald Eugene, Jr. Route 4, Box 1725, Stilwell, OK 74960, 918/696-2941,
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