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The labor of collecting materials for these pages has been distrib- 
uted over a series of years, during which the compiler has been more or 
less interested in matters genealogical. Much concerning the early his- 
tory of the family, especially in the third generation and the collateral 
branches, which came in with the Stows, had been gathered by the late 
Mrs. James L. Bates, daughter of the late Alfred Kelley, of Columbus, 
Ohio. Her collection of old family letters, beginning with one from the 
compiler's great, great, great grandmother Phoebe Paine, written in 1765, 
and ending with the latest letter of great grandfather Daniel Kelley in 
1831. throws a flood of light upon the migrations of the Kelleys from 
Middletown to Lowville, New York, and from Lowville to Ohio, as well 
as upon their circumstances, character and daily life in those pioneer 
days. So interesting are these time-worn documents that the tempta- 
tion has been well-nigh irresistible to incorporate many of them bodily 
in the text, but the scope of this work has permitted only occasional 
references to and extracts from them. Caulkins' Histories of New 
London and Norwich, Conn., have furnished much of the data con- 
cerning the Caulkins, Bliss, Reynolds, Backus, Edgerton, Lord, Hyde and 
Lee families, as well as some information about Joseph Kelley. Salis- 
bury's 'Family Histories and Genealogies" contains extensive articles on 
the Lord and Lee families. Genealogical journals, colonial records, 
town histories, and many other sources of information, to the extent of 
a hundred or more volumes, have been ransacked either in search of 
new information or for the purpose of confirming that already at hand. 
Hough's History of Lewis County, New York, gives much that is valua- 
ble concerning the sojourn of the family at Lowville. In the fourth 
generation the biographical sketch of Datus Kelley was written by the 
compiler, partly from an account by his daughter, Mrs. E. K. Hunting- 
ton, to be found in the manuscript volumes of "The Islander" in the 
library at Kelley's Island, Ohio, partly from information received from 
Alfred Stow Kelley, his son; the Dean genealogy was extracted from 
numerous journals and genealogical works, by the compiler, and is be- 
lieved to be the first successful attempt to trace this branch of that fam- 
ily back of Faxon Dean; the sketch of Alfred Kelley was largely taken 

from a History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, compiled by Crisfield John- 
son, and from the "Life and Work of Alfred Kelley", by Judge James L. 
Bates, his son-in-law, from which latter work extracts have been freely 
made without even the acknowledment of quotation marks; the sketch 
of Irad Kelley, with genealogical note on Harriet Pease, was written by 
his grandson, Norman E. Hills; the account of Thomas Moore Kelley is 
copied mostly from the above mentioned History of Cuyahoga 
County, but is supplemented by information furnished by his daughter, 
Mrs. Alice K. Cole. 

The later genealogical information is derived partly from family 
records copied at various times by the compiler, but mostly from the 
letters of relatives who have almost invariably answered numerous 
somewhat troublesome inquiries into their family histories with prompt- 
ness and courtesy. 

To all these sources I desire to express my obligations. 

Having thus accumulated a large mass of materials for a family his- 
tory, it seemed unfair to retain it all in manuscript, inaccessible to the 
many relatives who might find interest both in its perusal and preserva- 
tion. My determination to throw the information at hand into the pres- 
ent form for publication, has been confirmed by the active interest and 
co-operation of Mary S. Bates, daughter of Judge James L. Bates, above 
referred to. For her kindness in permitting me to have transcribed the 
old family records and letters collected by her mother, as well as for 
her many helpful suggestions, 1 desire here to express my sincere thanks. 

An especial acknowledgment is also due to Norman E. Hills, for 
valuable assistance in the collection and verification of materials. 

Of the plan of the work little need be said. The generation to 
which each person belongs is indicated by a small number in brackets 
following the name. The numerical order of seniority in descent and 
birth of each person who bore the name of Kelley at birth is shown by 
the number preceding the name. With one exception, no one of the 
seventh generation, bearing the name of Kelley, has yet married. It has 
therefore been thought unnecessary to carry the chapter headings be- 
yond the sixth generation. 

Members of divergent branches not bearing the name of Kelley, are 
not given a regular place and number in the lists of following genera- 
tions. The reason for this is obvious from the title of the work, but in 
order to make the record of the greatest possible value to all, such 
branches are fully traced under the head of the ancestor who last bore 
that name. Thus, for example, the children of Emeline Kelley Hunting- 

ton are not carried forward into the chapter entitled "Sixth Generation", 
but are given, together with all ot their descendants under 21. Emeline 
Kelley< 5) who is the last of their ancestors to bear the family name. It 
is believed that no direct descendant of Joseph Kelley, through his son 
Daniel and grandson, Daniel, is omitted from the work. The genealo- 
gies of collateral inflowing female lines have been traced in foot notes, 
in order that the continuity of the principal subject might not be inter- 
rupted. In only the first four generations, whose histories are of general 
interest to all living members of the family, has any attempt at bio- 
graphical detail been made. In the later generations, with a few ex- 
ceptions, such as the brief notice of 47. Horace Kelley<5) and of certain 
college graduations or business callings, only names, dates and other 
purely genealogical information are given. 

Into such a book, occasional errors, particularly in dates, must nec- 
essarily creep, despite the utmost care; this is especially apt to be so 
when, as in the present case, the work is undertaken and carried for- 
ward in the midst of pressing business engagements; but great pains 
have been taken to secure correctness, and it is believed that the few 
inaccuracies which may be found will not seriously affect the general 
reliability and value of the work. 

If relatives take a small part of the interest in reading and preserv- 
ing these records that I have in collecting and arranging them, I shall 
feel amply rewarded for the task. 

Cleveland, Ohio, August 24, 1897. 


Second Generation i 5 

Third Generation 8 

Fourth Generation 16 

Fifth Generation 41 

Sixth Generation „ 72 

Seventh Generation 99 

Eighth Generation 22 

Total... 263 

of these there bore the name of kelley 99 



1. Hon. Alfred Kelley Frontispiece 

2. Joshua Stow ..27 

3. Homestead of Judge Daniel Kelley, at Lowville N. Y., Built 

about 1800 32 

4. Homestead of Alfred Kelley, Cleveland, 0., Built 1815-18 40 

5. Cleveland in 1833— Corner of Bank and St. Clair Streets, 

looking East 42 

6. Cleveland in 1833 — View from Buffalo Road, East of Court 

House _ 44 

7. Datus Kelley 56 

8. Homestead of Datus Kelley on Kelley's Island, with Later 

Three Story Addition for Hotel _ _ 56 

9. The Island House, Store and Town Hall, at Kelley's Island 

in 1865 56 

10. Homestead of Alfred Kelley, Columbus, O., Built 1832-36 64 

n. Irad Kelley 80 

12. Homestead of Irad Kelley, Cleveland, O., Built 1833, taken 

DOWN 1865 80 

13. Homestead of Joseph Reynolds Kelley, Cleveland, 0., Birth- 

place of Horace Kelley 80 

14. Thomas Moore Kelley 88 

15. Homestead of Thomas Moore Kelley, Cleveland, 0., Built 

1836 88 

16. Addison Kelley 96 

17. Ann Marilla (Millard) Kelley 96 

18. Homestead of Addison Kelley. Kelley's Island, O 96 

19. Julius Kelley 96 

20.- Emeline Kelley Huntington 96 

21. Caroline Kelley Carpenter 96 

22. Alfred Stow Kelley 96 

23. Hannah (Farr) Kelley 96 

24. William Dean Kelley 96 

25. Judge James L.Bates 104 

26. Maria Kelley Bates 104 

27. Homestead of Judge James L. Bates, Columbus, 104 

28. Rev. William Hall Dunning 104 

29. Katherine Kelley Abbott 104 

30. Home of Katherine Kelley Abbott, Cambridge, Mass 104 

31. Rev. Douglas Ottinger Kelley 112 

32 Hermon Alfred Ke ley 112 

33. Home of Hermon Alfred Kelley, Cleveland, O _H2 

34. Irving Washington Kelley 112 

35. William Datus Kelley 112 





No less than eleven families of the name of Kelley, or 
Kelly, or Kellie, each bearing a coat of arms, are mentioned by 
Burke and other writers on Heraldry. Between these various 
families there is probably no relationship. Even the name in 
most instances appears to have a different derivation. The Irish 
name Kelly is said to come from the Celtic word Ceallach, sig- 
nifying strife or war, and the families bearing it are in no way 
connected with those bearing the English name. One of the 
English families derives the name from a Norman family, 
de Cailly, another authority makes Kellie a diminutive of 
Charles, while the name of the Devonshire parish and family of 
Kelly was anciently spelled Kelleigh and was of Briton origin. 
In the isle of Wight a family of the name of Kelly has, from 
time immemorial possessed a small freehold, and Kellie (often 
spelled Kelly in old maps and books relating to Scotland) is the 
titular designation of the noble house of Erskine, the title, Earl 
of Kellie, being taken from a district of the shire of Fife anciently 
called Kellieshire. 


There is a Kelly family at Terrington, Devonshire, which 
may be connected with the Kellys of Kelly in the same county, 
though the coat of arms is different. 

The Kellys of Kelly, whose present representative is, I be- 
lieve, Reginald Kelly, are one of the most ancient families in 
England. Their ancestry is traceable back of the Norman con- 
quest to the ancient Britons. The manor and advowson in 
Devonshire have been in the family at least from the time of 
Henry II., when Nicholas de Kelly was its representative. The 
crest, described in heraldic jargon as "a ducal coronet out of 
which gu. an ostrich's head, ar. holding in beak a horseshoe or.," 
is derived from the knight of the name living in the time of 
Richard I. Branches divergent from the main line under the law 
of primogeniture seated themselves at various times at Exeter 
and other places in Devonshire and seem to have given to the 
new world at least two, and probably more, distinct lines, the 
relationship between which cannot, however, be traced beyond 
the identity of name and of the county in England from which 
they came. 

It seems, on the whole, quite probable that Joseph Kelley 
was of this family. An examination of the New England 
genealogies antedating his birth (1690), well nigh excludes the 
idea of an Irish origin. All the Kelleys in New England prior to 
that date, with the exception of David Kelley of Yarmouth, 
Mass., freeman, 1657, whose descendants have all been traced,* 
and possibly one other family, appear to have been of English 
origin, and in all probability were of the Devonshire stock. 

Savagef mentions the following persons of the name who 
were in New England during the seventeenth century: 

*In "One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families" by John Osborne Aus- 
tin, printed Salem, Mass. 

^Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of New England. Title "Kelly". 


"Abel Kelly, Salem, freeman, June 2, 1641, removed to 
where I know not." 

"Benjamin Kelly, a freeman of Mass. 1669. I can assign 
no town with confidence." 

"David Kelly, Boston; by wife Elizabeth had David, b. 
Dec. 18, 1647 and Samuel and another Samuel, Oct. 9, 1657. 
He died 1662." 

"David Kelly, Portsmouth and Newbury, mariner, was 
probably son of preceding." 

"Henry Kelly, Lancaster, freeman 1668, if printer has not 
mistaken the name, that perhaps was intended for Kerley." 

"John Kelly, Newbury," whose descendants have all been 

"Renald or Reginald Kelly, Pemaquid, took oath of 
fidelity 1674." 

"Roger Kelly, Isle of Shoals, 1668, m. at Exeter, Sept. 
29, 1681, to Mary, daughter of Wm. Holdridge, of Salisbury. 
Was representative at first General Court in Boston, says 
Farmer, under new charter 1692." 

It should be remarked in passing that in the earlier records, 
even where Joseph Kelley is mentioned, the name is spelled 
Kelly and Kelley interchangeably, the latter spelling having been 
uniformly adopted in our family at a later date. 

Mrs. Caulkins, the historian of Norwich, Conn., says that 
Joseph Kelley, our ancester, was "probably from Newbury." 
Clarence E. Kelly, in a private letter to the writer dated Nov. 10, 
1892, states that his father, Giles M. Kelly, compiler of the ac- 
count of the Descendants of John Kelly above referred to, 
thought this "not at all probable if Newbury, Mass. is meant." 
No reasons, however, are given for this opinion. While it is 

*ln n A Genealogical Account of the Descendants of John Kelly of New- 
bury, Mass." By Giles M. Kelly, pub. 1886. 


certain that Joseph Kelley was not a descendant of John Kelly of 
Newbury, he may still have been a descendant of the David Kelly 
of Portsmouth and Newbury mentioned by Savage as the son of 
David Kelly, of Boston. The statement of Mrs. Caulkins as to 
his origin, and the fact that David Kelly of Portsmouth and 
Newbury was a "mariner", and Joseph Kelly was a sea captain 
and a shipwright, would seem to point to David of Newbury as 
Joseph's ancestor. 

No evidence has been discovered either for or against Abel 
Kelly of Salem, Benjamin Kelly, freeman of Massachusetts, 
Henry Kelly of Lancaster, Renald or Reginald Kelly of Pemaquid, 
or Roger Kelly of the Isle of Shoals, as possible forefathers of 
Joseph of Norwich. 

There is a possibility that our ancestor did not come from 
any of these original New England settlers, but was one of a 
family which went from England to the Barbadoes in the six- 
teenth century. Several persons of that name are mentioned in 
the Parish Registers of the Barbadoes.* The only fact which 
suggests this origin for Joseph Kelly is that he was a sea captain 
engaged in the Barbadoes trade from Norwich. 

While the most painstaking research has thus far failed to 
trace the antecedents of Joseph Kelley, with any certainty, yet it 
has been thought worth while to give the foregoing brief outline 
of the compiler's investigations, partly for their intrinsic interest 
and partly as a basis for future effort in the same field. 

* ll Tbe original Lists of Persons of Quality, Emigrants, etc., who went from 
Great Britain to the American Plantation 1600 to ijoo, from mss. preserved 
in the State Paper 'Department of H. M. Public T{ecotd Office, England." 
Edited by John Camden Hotten, Pub. J. W. Bouton, N. Y. 1874. 


1. JOSEPH KELLEY (1 >, the first of the family concern- 
ing whom we possess reliable information, was born about the 
year 1690. He was one of the early settlers of Norwich, Con- 
necticut,* which town had been purchased from the Indians in 
June, 1659, "by 35 men" and first settled by white men in the 
spring of 1660. In Caulkins' History of Norwich his name 
appears as a resident of that place in 1716, and that of one 
Thomas Kelley in 1719, "Probably both from Newberry." 

October 13, 1715, at Norwich, Joseph Kelley married Lydia 
Caulkins, daughter of David Caulkins,f of New London, Conn., 

*Written statement of his grandson 8. Daniel Kelley^), the original 
of which the writer has seen and copied. Some of the following con- 
cerning 1. Joseph Kelley^) and his son 4. Daniel Kelley (2 ) is from the 
same source, but most of the materials here used are from the Records 
of Norwich and Mrs. Caulkins' History of Norwich. 

tDAVID CAULKINS, father of Lydia Caulkins, was a son of Hugh 
Caulkins, one of a body of emigrants, called the Welsh Company, which 
came from Chepstow in Monmouthshire on the borders of Wales, with 
their minister, Rev. Mr. Blinman, in 1640. The larger portion of the 
company, including Hugh Caulkins, settled first at Marshfield in 1640, but 
soon afterward removed to Gloucester on Cape Ann. Thence most of 
them moved to New London, Conn. Hugh Caulkins was a freeman of 
Massachusetts, Dec. 27, 1642, when he was of Gloucester; was a select- 
man there from 1643 to 1648 inclusive, and was a commissioner for the 
trial of small causes in 1645. He was a deputy from Gloucester to the 
General Court of Massachusetts in 1650 and again in 1651, but removing 
the latter year to New London, the vacancy was filled by another elec- 
tion. At New London Hugh Caulkins was twelve times a deputy to the 
Connecticut Assembly and one of the townsmen or selectmen from 1652 
until he removed to Norwich in 1662. In 1660 he united with a com- 
pany of proprietors associated to settle Norwich, and a church being 
organized at Saybrook previous to the removal, he was chosen one of 
its deacons. From Norwich he was deputy at ten sessions of the legis- 
lature between March, 1663 and October l67l. At each of the three 


and his wife, Mary (Bliss) Caulkins .* Her name appears in 
Caulkins' History of Norwich, in a list of thirteen dissenting 

towns where he lived he was an early settler and proprietor, being usu- 
ally appointed on committees for fortifying, drafting soldiers, settling 
difficulties, and particularly for surveying lands and determining bound- 
aries. In a deposition made in 1672 he stated that he was then 72 years 
old. The year 1600 may therefore be taken as the date of his birth. He 
brought with him from England his wife Ann and several (probably four) 
children. At least two other children were born in this country. The 
descent of Lydia Caulkins from Hugh Caulkins is shown as follows: 

I. HUGH CAULKINS, b. 1600 in England; m. Ann; came to America 
1640; d. at Norwich, 1690. His children so far as traced were Sarah, 
Mary, Rebecca, Deborah, John and David. John Caulkins removed to 
Norwich with his father. David, our progenitor, remained in New 

II. DAVID CAULKINS, inherited his father's farm at Nahantick, 
which was in 1859 still owned by his descendants in a right line of the 
sixth generation. He died Nov. 25, 1717. He married Mary, daughter 
of Thomas and Elizabeth Bliss, of Norwich. They had children as fol- 
lows, in the order named: David, b. July 5, 1674; Ann, b. Nov. 8, 1676; 

Jonathan, b. Jan. 9, 1678-9; Peter, b. Oct. 9, 1681; John ; Mary ; 

Joseph, baptized Nov. 3, 1694; Lydia, baptized Aug. 9, 1696; Ann . 

III. LYDIA CAULKINS, baptized Aug. 9, 1696, and probably born 
only shortly before that date; married Joseph Kelley Oct. 13, 1715, as 
shown in the text. 

*MARY BLISS, wife of David Caulkins, and mother of Lydia Caul- 
kins, was the granddaughter of Thomas Bliss and his wife Margaret, of 
Hartford, Conn. Her descent is shown as follows: 

I. THOMAS BLISS, b. 1580-5; d. 1650; m. Margaret Lawrence 
1612-15; was an early, though not original settler of Hartford, of 
whose coming from England nothing is known. His first residence 
was in that part of Boston called the mount, afterwards Brain- 
tree, now Quincy. In 1639 or 40 he is first mentioned in Connecticut 
at the same time with his son II. Thomas, Jr., who may be the freeman 
of May 18, 1642 in Massachusetts, there left by his father, whose death 
is early heard of, though the exact date is not given. Both Thomas Bliss 
Senior and Junior had houses, lots and divisions of land in Hartford as 
early as 1640. The senior died in Hartford, leaving nine children, and 
his widow Margaret, apparently a woman of resolute, independent char- 
acter, removed with all her children, except Thomas, Jr. and Ann, to 

II. THOMAS BLISS, JR., son of I. Thomas, removed to Saybrook, 
where his marriage in October, 1644, and the births of six of his children 
are recorded. The list is repeated with some variation of dates and the 
addition of two more children at Norwich. The family name of his wife, 
Elizabeth, is not recorded in either place. July 23, 1662, he sold his 
house and lot in Saybrook. He was one of the original proprietors of 
Norwich. That part of the original home lot where the house stands 


members suspended from the church of Rev. Benjamin Lord, as 
"Lydia, wife of Joseph Kelley." The efforts of these "dissenters" 
seems to have been to reform the church in certain respects, 
most important of which was the exclusion of many persons who 
"gave no evidence of faith in Christ and repentance toward God." 
The dissenters formed a new church which was soon followed 
by others. 

In the History of Norwich above referred to we find the 
following entries, taken from the town records of Norwich: 
"Joseph Kelley, resident of Norwich, 1716." 
"Thomas Kelley, adm. 1719, probably both from Newbury." 
"The first masters of vessels at the landing of whom we 
obtain any knowledge were Captains Kelley and Norman. These 
in 1715 were engaged in the Barbadoes trade." 

"May 11, 1715, Capt. Kelley sailed for the Barbadoes." 
"Sept. 8, Capt. Kelley sailed for the Barbadoes." 
"Capt. Kelley very soon established a regular ship yard at 
the landing, the town granting him the necessary facilities." 

"Jan. 10, 1716-17, Joseph Kelley, shipwright, has free 
liberty to build vessels on the point where he is now building, the 
town to have the use thereof."* 

"The limited extent of the grants of water front made to 
different individuals shows that they were highly prized, and that 

has never been alienated, but still remains in the Bliss family (1859). 
Seven generations have dwelt on the same spot and the house is supposed 
not to have been entirely rebuilt since it was erected by the first proprie- 
tor. "Bliss in 1659; Bliss in 1859;" * s the appropriate motto which has 
been suggested for this old Norwich home, on the walls of which still 
hangs a portrait of the venerable Dr. Benjamin Lord. Thomas Bliss died 
April 15, 1688. His will, executed two days before his death, recognizes 
his wife Elizabeth, his son Samuel, and six daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah, 
Mary, Deliverance, Anne and Rebecca. 

III. MARY BLISS, daughter of Thomas Bliss, Jr., was born Feb. 7, 
1649; married David Caulkins, of New London, 1672-3. 

*This grant was not revoked until 1751. 


few such privileges could be obtained. A narrow margin of level 
land at the base of the water washed cliffs comprised the whole 

"Great are the changes that have been made around the 
water line of Norwich Port. All the sharp angles and projecting 
rocks, the trickling streams and gullies have disappeared. Cen- 
tral wharf spreads out far in advance of the old town wharf and 
the water line, where Fitch and Bushnell had their first 'Conven- 
iences', and the granite ridge at whose base Kelley built his 
coasting craft, and the Huntingtons, Bills, and others had their 
ware-houses, has been levelled to a platform occupied by a freight 
depot and other accommodations of the railroad." 

"The year 1760 may be taken as the era when the com- 
merce of Norwich .... received its first impulse. A foresight 
of this prosperity was obtained by the fathers of the town in 
1751, when they made the following declaration: 

" 'Whereas, the town did formerly grant to Mr. Joseph 
Kelley, shipwright, to build vessels at the landing-place, where 
he is now building, during the town's pleasure, and would give 
him twelve months notice, do now declare that their will and 
pleasure as to his building is at an end, the place being much 
wanted for public improvement, and do now give him notice 
thereof accordingly, and order the select men to notify him by 
sending him a copy of this act.' " 

Thus early, it seems, were the Kelleys engaged in maritime 
pursuits. It is perhaps worthy of note here, that a considerable 
portion of the family has since dwelt near some large body of 
water, and has been to some extent, at least, interested in boats 
and boating. 

Joseph Kelley died in 1760. His grandson 8. Daniel Kelley (3) 
in the written statement heretofore referred to, says of Joseph: 


"He and his wife died within the memory of the compiler of 
these records, aged 70 or upwards." 

The children of Joseph Kelley and Lydia (Caulkins) Kelley, 
so far as they are recorded, were as follows: 

2. Lydia (2) , born Feb. 17, 1719-20. 

3. Joseph (2 >, born Aug. 12, 1722; died Aug. 18, 1725. 

4. Daniel (2) , our ancestor, born March 15, 1726; died 1814. 

5. Joseph (2 > (the second son of that name), born Nov. 17, 
1729; married Griswold Ashley, March 17, 1755. 

6. John (2 >, born Feb. 28, 1731-2. 

The writer has not succeeded in obtaining information con- 
cerning any of the above or their descendants, except our ances- 
tor, 4. Daniel Kelley< 2 >, but, as the other branches of the family, 
if any, have been entirely separated and have neither associations 
nor history in common with ours, the plan and object of our 
work will not suffer materially thereby. 

This account is confined to the descendants of 4. Daniel 
Kelley (2 >. 


4. DANIEL KELLEY (2) , son of 1. Joseph Kelley (1) and 
Lydia (Caulkins) Kelley, was born at Norwich, Connecticut, 
March 15, 1726. On May 2, 1751, he married Abigail 
Reynolds, daughter of Joseph Reynolds* and Lydia (Lord) 

*JOSEPH REYNOLDS was a descendant of John Reynolds, one of 
the original proprietors of Norwich, whither he removed from Saybrook, 
afterward Lyme, in 1659. The births of the children of John Reynolds 
are recorded in Norwich, but without mentioning the name of his wife. 
We find, however, in the notice of Wm. Backus, Senior, in Caulkins' 
History of Norwich, that Sarah Backus, one of his three daughters, mar- 
ried John Reynolds, and there is no doubt that she is our ancestress. 

William Backus lived in Saybrook as early as 1637; his first wife was 
Sarah, daughter of John Charles. Before removing to Norwich he mar- 
ried Mrs. Anne Bingham and brought with him to the new settlement 
three daughters, two sons and his second wife's son Thomas Bingham. 
The three young men were of mature age or near maturity, and are all 
usually reckoned as first proprietors of Norwich. The daughters were 
subsequently united in marriage to John Reynolds, Benjamin Crane and 
John Bayley respectively. 

John Reynolds, the proprietor, died July 22, 1702. His will, dated 
seven days previous, shows that his family then consisted of his wife 
Sarah, only son Joseph, and four married daughters. He bequeathed his 
instruments of husbandry to his son with all his housing and lands, sub- 
ject only to the widow's dowry. His wife Sarah and son Joseph were 
named executors. 

The descent of Abigail Reynolds from John Reynolds is shown as 

I. JOHN REYNOLDS, an original proprietor of Norwich, 1659; 
made freeman 1663; selectman 1669; had eleven children, of whom we 
have record of (l) John, b. at Saybrook 1655, killed by the Indians in 
King Phillip's War, Jan. 29, 1676; (2) Sarah, b. Nov. 1656, m. John Post; 
Susana, b. Oct. 1658; Joseph, b. Mar. 1660 (our ancestor); Mary, b. 1664, 
m. Lothrop; Elizabeth, b. 1666, m. Lyman; Stephen, b. Jan. 1669, d. Dec. 
19, 1687; and Lydia, b. Feb. l67l, m. Miller. 

II. JOSEPH REYNOLDS, born March 1660 at Saybrook; died 1728-9; 
married in 1688, Sarah Edgerton, a daughter of Richard Edgerton and 
Mary Sylvester Edgerton. 


Reynolds*, of Norwich. He afterward removed to Vermont, 
where he died in the beginning of 1814, at the age of 88. 
One of the letters of the Bates collection, dated June 27, 
1814, from 8. Daniel Kelley (3) to his son Alfred contains the 
following: "By the last mail I received a letter from Norwich 
from Jabez Kelley informing me of the death of my father. As 
near as I can collect from the letter he died in March or April 

Richard Edgerton was one of the original proprietors of Norwich, 
the date of his house-lot there being November 1659. No earlier 
notice of him is found than the date of his marriage to Mary Sylvester 
at Saybrook, April 7, 1653. The births of three daughters are regis- 
tered at Saybrook, the last being in September 1659, just prior to his 
removal to Norwich. Richard Edgerton served at different times as con- 
stable and townsman, and died in March 1692. In Norwich were born 
his sons John, Richard, Samuel and Joseph, each of whom became the 
head of a family and perpetuated the name of Edgerton in Norwich. 

The children of Joseph and Sarah (Edgerton) Reynolds were (l) John, 
b. 1691, d. 1742; (2) Mary, b. 1693, d. 1781, m. Robert Warren; (3) Joseph 
b. 1695-6, d. 1756, m. 1717 Hannah Bingham; (4) Stephen, b. 1698, d. 1731-3, 
m. Mary Sanford; (5) Daniel, b. and d. before 1701; (6) Lydia, b. 1702-3: 
(7) Daniel, b. 1705, d. 1706-7; (8) Sarah, b. 1707, m. 1725 John Calkins. 

III. JOHN, the oldest son (who was born 1691 and died 1742), on 
Dec. 6, 1720, married Lydia Lord of Lyme, whose genealogy is given 
below. They had a daughter, Abigail, who was our ancestress. 

IV. ABIGAIL REYNOLDS, who married 4. Daniel Kelley'2). 

*LYDIA (LORD) REYNOLDS was a most admirable woman, who lived 
to the advanced age of 92 and was forty years a widow. She died July 
16, 1786. The tablet to her memory bears the inscription: "Here lies a 
lover of truth." She was one of the family of Lords of Lyme, a very 
extended account of which, with full genealogical tables, is to be found 
in Salisbury's "Family Histories and Genealogies." In England the 
family seems to have been of some consequence. It carried a coat of 
arms, the name being sometimes written "Laward". 

"From Hotten's 'Original Lists', we learn that on April 29, 1635, 
were registered for transportation from London to New England in the 
ship 'Elizabeth and Ann', Robert Cooper, master, Thomas Lord, aged 50, 
his wife Dorothy, aged 46, and their children, Thomas, aged 16, Ann, 
aged 14, William, aged 12, John, aged 10, Robert, aged 9, Aymie, aged 6, 
Dorothy, aged 4." 

The story of this Thomas Lord in the new world and the descent of 
Lydia Lord from him is as follows: 


Among the old papers of the late George Kelley of Kelley's 
Island, Ohio, is a quaint time-worn letter from Abigail Kelley, 
wife of 4. Daniel Kelley (2) , addressed to her sister "Mrs. Deborah 
Whitmore, at Mideltown." It was written the year before she 
died, and is, probably, the oldest of the family letters extant. 
For this reason, more than because of the historical value of its 
contents, it is inserted here in full: 

"Nov. ye 16, 1764. 
"Dear Sister, My ... . and Brother, these lines are to let you know 
my weakness and Infirmities. I remain under the Symptoms of a Con- 
sumption but without much Pain. I have some soreness in my vitals 
and weakness in my left side together with some pain at times, but I 
thank God that I am able to do something yet for my children and 
family. My Children have been visited with the chicken pox and Naby 
very bad scald on her foot, [the next line is illegible, being in a fold of 
the letter] .... and take care of them. I rest poorly nights, my fever 
being highest in the night. I hope to hear of your welfare at every op- 
portunity and shall expect to see you by next spring if not afore, if I 
should live until that time. I beg to be remembered by all your prayers 
To God that he would grant me the light of his reconciled countenance 
which 1 think I can say I prefer before natural life and all the pleasures 
of sense and that I may be delivered from the fear of Death, that king of 
terrors. I hope through the Merits of Christ the Sting is taken away 
but I want clearer evidence that I may spirit [?] into the hands of God 
whenever it shall be his will to call me hence and that I may have an 
.... and abundant entrance into his heavenly kingdom through Jesus 
Christ and that each of us may be so happy as to receive that blessed 
sentence of "Well done good and faithful servant" which is the Earnest 
Desire and hearty prayer of your loving Sister till Death us part. 

Abigail Kelley." 

I. THOMAS LORD, born about 1585, m. Dorothy , born about 

1589; came to America 1635 and first settled in Newtown (now Cambridge) 
Mass., where his eldest son Richard had already established himself in 
1632. He remained in Newtown a year or more, but in 1636-37 he and 
his family were a part of that large company, led by Rev. Thomas 
Hooker, from Massachusetts to form a new settlement on the Connecti- 
cut River. "They travelled more than a hundred miles through a hideous, 
trackless wilderness to Hartford," of which they were the founders. 
Thomas Lord became one of the original proprietors and first settlers of 
Hartford. He lived on the north side fronting Mill River. The date of 
his death is not known, but he died early. His wife Dorothy died 1675, 


Abigail (Reynolds) Kelley died at Norwich, March 7, 1765, 
aged thirty. After her death Daniel Kelley married again. 
4. Daniel (2) and Abigail (Reynolds) Kelley had eight children, of 

aged 86. Her will is given by Salisbury in full and shows that they had 
accumulated considerable property. The children of Thomas and 
Dorothy Lord are named above. The fourth of these, William, was our 

II. WILLIAM LORD, born in England about 1623; died May 17, 
1678; settled at Saybrook about 1645; was there at the division of lands 
1648; became a large landed proprietor both in Saybrook and Lyme. 
He bought great tracts of the Indians. He married twice. The name of 
his first wife is unfortunately not preserved. His second marriage oc- 
curred in 1664 to Lydia Brown. By his first wife he had seven children: 
William, b. 1643; Thomas, Jr., b. 1645; Richard (our ancestor), b. 1647; 
Mary, b. 1649; Robert, b. 1651; John, b. 1653; and Joseph, b. 1656. By 
his second wife he also had seven children. 

III. LIEUTENANT RICHARD LORD, born at Saybrook 1647, settled 
in Lyme, where he was a landowner as early as 1680. The situation of 
the Lord estates was very fine. They stretched from the east side of the 
Connecticut river for several miles toward the north and north-east. 
In 1682 Lieut. Lord married Elizabeth Hyde, eldest daughter of Samuel 
Hyde and Jane (Lee) Hyde, of Norwich. Accounts of the Hyde and Lee 
families are given below. In 1705 Richard Lord was appointed Justice 
of the Peace and Quorum, and again Judge and Justice in 1706, as 
"Richard Lord, Gent." He held various other appointments of respon- 
sibility and honor in the public service. He was generally known in 
later years as Lieut. Richard Lord. The original commission of lieuten- 
ancy given him by Gov. Saltonstall in 170S, is still preserved. He died 
August 20, 1727, at Lyme. His wife survived him and died at Lyme July 
23, 1736. 

Richard Lord and Elizabeth (Hyde) Lord had nine children: Elizabeth, 
b. Oct. 28, 1683; Phebe, Jane, Judge Richard, Mary, Lydia (our ances- 
tress), Deborah, Abigail and John. 

IV. LYDIA LORD, born about 1694, married John Reynolds, son 
of Joseph Reynolds and Sarah Reynolds of Norwich, and died July 16, 

ELIZABETH HYDE, wife of Lieut, Richard Lord, was the first white 
child born in Norwich (August 1660). The house where the first daugh- 
ter of Norwich opened her eyes upon the world stood on a declivity 
sloping to the town street, with higher land in the background, bristling 
with massive rocks and heavily shadowed by chestnut and oak. This 
homestead remained in the Hyde family five generations, the last occu- 
pant by that name being Elihu Hyde, Esq., mayor of the city. The 
genealogy of the Hyde family is shown as follows: 

I. WILLIAM HYDE (or Hide) came from England 1633, was in Hart- 
ford before 1640 and removed to Saybrook perhaps as early as 1648 


whom only two lived to marry. Record of the birth of only 
four of these is found: 

His daughter Hester m. John Post 1652, probably came with her parents 
from England, but his son Samuel was probably a native of Hartford. 
No other children are known. William Hyde died Jan. 6, 1681-2. His 
age is not known, but he was called "Old Goodman Hyde" in 1679. 

II. SAMUEL HYDE was born about 1636 at Hartford. In 1659 he 
married Jane Lee, daughter of Thomas Lee, an account of whose family 
is given below. Samuel Hyde seems to have lived with his father at first, 
after their removal to Norwich, in the newly built habitation, where in 
1660 his daughter Elizabeth was born. He is reckoned among the first 
proprietors of Norwich, as is likewise his father. He died in 1677, leav- 
ing seven children as follows: Elizabeth (our ancestress), b. 1660, m. 
Lieut. Richard Lord; Phoebe, b. Jan. 1663, m. Matthew Griswold of Lyme; 
Samuel, b. 1665, m. Elizabeth Calkins; John, b. 1667, m. Experience Abel; 
William, b. 1670, d. 1759, m. Anne Bushnell; Thomas, b. 1672, m. Mary 
Backus; Jabez, b. 1677, m. Elizabeth Bushnell. The descendants of the 
five sons of Samuel Hyde in 1779 showed upwards of twenty families of 
Hydes, comprising 150 persons, in the town plot and western part of 

It may interest the "Mugwump" members of the family to know 
that our ancestors Samuel and Jane (Lee) Hyde are also the ancestors of 
Grover Cleveland, President of the United States. John Hyde, their 
eldest son, who married Experience Abel, had a son James, known as 
Capt. James Hyde, who married Sarah Marshall. They in turn had a 
daughter, Abiah Hyde, who married Rev. Aaron Cleveland. Their son 
William Cleveland and his wife Margaret Falley were the parents of 
Grover Cleveland. 

III. ELIZABETH HYDE was b. August 1660; d. 1736; m. Lieut. 
Richard Lord and had a daughter Elizabeth, Oct. 8, 1683. So thickly the 
generations crowd upon each other that mother, daughter and grand- 
daughter were born within 45 years. 

JANE LEE, wife of Samuel Hyde, was the daughter of Thomas Lee, 
a very extended account of whose descendants, including some who 
went to Virginia, is given by Salisbury. 

I. THOMAS LEE sailed from England for America in 1641, and died 
on the passage. His wife was Phoebe Brown, the daughter of a Mr. 
Brown, who came over with her and accompanied her to Saybrook, and 
removed thence to Providence, R. I., where he founded a numerous 
family, one of whom afterward endowed Brown University. Thomas 
Lee's widow after married 2. Greenfield Larrabee and 3. one Cornish. 
The children of Thomas and Phoebe (Brown) Lee were Phebe, Jane (our 
ancestress) and Lieut. Thomas Lee. 

II. JANE LEE, who married Samuel Hyde 1659, and, after his death, 
married 2. John Burchard. 


7. John (3) , born May 18, 1752; died Aug. 4, 1754. 

8. Daniel (3) , born Nov. 27, 1755; died Aug. 7, 1831. 

9. Abigail (3) , born 1764; died March 2, 1809. 

Of the second marriage of Daniel Kelley we know of but 
one child: 

10. Jabez (3) . 


Children of 4. Daniel (2) and Abigail (Reynolds) Kelley. 

7. JOHN KELLEY (3) was born at Norwich, Connecticut, 
May 18, 1752, and died August 4, 1754. 

8. DANIEL KELLEY (3) was born at Norwich, Connecticut, 
November 27, 1755. On June 28, 1787, he married Jemima 
Stow, daughter of Elihu Stow* and Jemima (Paine) Stow of 

*The Stow family was of some consequence in England from the 
time of the Norman invasion. From the Herald's College it appears to 
have had a coat of arms and a title, besides owning a considerable estate. 
Samuel Stow of London, whose wife was a Witherby of Essex County, 
England, came to America in the ship "Arabella", with Winthrop in 1630 
and was one of the first settlers of the town of Roxbury, Mass. The 
earliest Stows in America were all settled near Boston. Richard Stow 
was in Boston as early as 1630. John Stow was in Roxbury in 1634. 
Samuel Stow, son of John Stow, graduated from Harvard College in 
1645. He is probably the same Samuel Stow who was afterward in Mid- 
dletown (before 1650) and was the first minister in that place. Samuel 
Stow's family became extinct in the male line at an early day. John 
Stow also had a son named Nathaniel and one named Thomas, and a 
nephew named John. Thomas, the son, and John, the nephew, settled 
in Middletown about 1650. The following table shows the descent of 
our ancestress from these earlier Stows: 

I. JOHN STOW, in Roxbury in 1634. His wife, Elizabeth Biggs, 
came over from England with him. She died Aug. 21, 1638. How, if at 
all, he was related to the Richard Stow and Samuel Stow mentioned 
above does not appear. He had three sons (l) Samuel, who graduated 
at Harvard 1645, and was probably the first minister at Middletown, 
Conn., (2) Nathaniel and (3) Thomas, our ancestor. In Elliott's Record, 
John Stow is described as an "old Kentish man". He represented at 
two terms of the General Court, 1639, and died Oct. 26, 1643. 

II. THOMAS STOW was in Concord, Mass., as early as 1640; he 
was born in England and was one of the heirs of his uncles Smallhope 
and John Biggs; died about 1680; married Mary Craig; they had six 
children, but the record of only two is preserved, (i)Jobn, our ancestor, 
and (2) Thomas, who married Berthia Stocking and settled in a parish 
called Upper Middletown, now Cromwell. 


Middletown, Conn. He spent the early part of his active life in 

III. JOHN STOW, died 1688; married Mary Wetmore, who died 
after 172S; they had seven children, of whom the third, Nathaniel, was 
our ancestor. 

IV. NATHANIEL STOW was born 1675; died 1727; married Sarah 
Sumner 1702; they had eleven children, of whom the third was our an- 
cestor, Eliakim. 

V. ELIAKIM STOW was born 1707; died 1797; Dec. 13, 1732 he 
married Lydia Miller, daughter of Benjamin and Mercy Robinson Miller. 
Benjamin Miller was the son of Thomas Miller, who came from Birming- 
ham, England, and was one of the first settlers of Matabeset, now Mid- 
dletown, Conn. Benjamin Miller was the first settler in Cochinby, now 
Middlefield, Conn.; he was called "Governor" from some old Indian 
custom. He and his wife, Mercy, are buried in the oldest graveyard in 
Middlefield. His tombstone has a Latin inscription around the top, and 
a carved representation of a hand coming out of the clouds cutting down 
an old tree; then: "Here lies the body of Mr. Benjamin Miller, who died 
Nov. 22d, 1747, in his 76th year." Hers is inscribed: "In memory of Mrs. 
Mercy Miller, relict of Mr. Benjamin Miller, who died Feb. 1756, in her 
79th year." 

"Behold and see, as you pass by, 
"As you are now, so once was I, 
"As I am now, so you must be; 
"Prepare to die and follow me." 

Eliakim Stow and Lydia (Miller) Stow lived in Middlefield, where he 
built a house on a hill above the brook Besek, near the present Bailey- 
ville. When he selected the site for the house it was on such a steep 
hillside that his father-in-law, Benjamin Miller, refused to come to the 
raising, there being a beautiful level building spot higher up the hill and 
further south, which Benjamin Miller preferred, but Eliakim Stow would 
not occupy. Possibly some of the obstinacy which crops out in later 
generations may have been bequeathed by one or both of these ancestors. 
Several other incidents illustrative of the same trait are told of Eliakim 
Stow and his son Elihu. Eliakim Stow was a zealous Revolutionary 
patriot. He rendered all the material that could be spared from his farm 
and, from principle, received Continental money at par for everything 
he had to sell for the army. Eliakim and Lydia Stow had eleven chil- 
dren: (1) Lydia, b. 1733; (2) Phebe, b. 1735; (3) Elihu, our ancestor, b. 
1736; (4) Thankful, b. 1738; (5) Sarah, b. 1739; (6) Hannah, b. 1741; (7) 
Eliakim, b. 1743; (8) Ebenezer, b. 1745; (9) Benjamin, b. 1747; (10) Daniel, 
b. 1750; (11) Mary, b. 1752. Eliakim married a second wife, the widow 
Spalding, and by her had one daughter, Sarah, who married a man 
named Bancroft, of Granville, Mass. 

VI. ELIHU STOW was born May 27, 1736, O. S.; died Nov. 12, 
1812; in 1760 he married Jemima Paine, who was born May 30, 1738 and 
was killed by being thrown from her carriage, Oct. 12, 1805. A letter 
from her son Joshua to her daughter, Jemima Kelley, in the possession 
of Miss Mary S. Bates, gives the particulars of this painful accident. 


Middlefield, near Middletown, and it was there that all his 

Jemima Paine was the daughter of Alsop Paine and Phebe More (or 
Moore) Paine of Southhold, Long Island, who had children as follows: 
(l) Deborah, b. Oct. 31, 1732; d. Nov. 27, 1806; m. a Mr. Frothingham, 
who was a "Separate" and had a pulpit in his own house in Middletown; 
[Mr. Frothingham was the father of the Frothingham who married 
9. Abigail^) Kelley]; (2) Daniel, b. 1734; d. 1734; (3) Lydia b. 1735; d. 
1750; (A) Jemima, our ancestress, b. May 30, 1738; d. Oct. 12, 1805; (5) 
John, b. 1740; (6) Benjamin, b. 1744; d. 1781. 

Alsop Paine, who was born Sept. 28, 1700, died March 6, 1795, 
was, it would seem, the son of John Paine, of Southhold, Long Island, 
(who was probably a son of Thomas Paine, of Salem, and who married 
a daughter of Joseph Alsop of New Haven) and Elizabeth, eldest daughter 
of Wm. Preston. Joseph Alsop came in 1635, when fourteen years of 
age, from London to Boston, in the "Elizabeth and Ann", and went to 
New Haven early, there taking the oath of fidelity. 

Phebe Moore, b. Jan. 4, 1701; d. Oct. 30. 1791, who married Alsop 
Paine, was the daughter of Thomas Moore (or More) and Jane Mott. 
Joseph and Jane Mott Moore were married on shipboard off the coast of 
Norway, whither their ship was driven by a storm on their passage from 
England. A table brought over by Jane Mott Moore is now in the pos- 
session of the family of Mrs. Harriet Coe, of Meriden, and one or two 
old books that were the property of Thomas Moore now belong to Mrs. 
George Miller. A curious old letter from Phebe Paine to her daughter 
Jemima Paine Stow, dated Southhold, L. I., Nov. 1, 1765, is in the pos- 
session of Miss Mary S. Bates of Lima, N Y. 

Elihu Stow and Jemima (Paine) Stow resided in the old home on the 
hillside, built by his father Eliakim. She was a self educated woman 
principally, and taught all her children the common branches. It is re- 
lated that her husband sympathized but little with her literary tastes. 
He thought if a woman could read her Bible and Psalm Book, that was 
enough! Her son Joshua said at her grave: "Here lies the best of 
mothers; she taught me not so much what to think, as how to think." 
Elihu was a strict church member of the "Separate Church", so-called. 
It is said that he refused to pay his dues to the Congregational or estab- 
lished church, unless forced to do so. On one occasion he was arrested 
and taken to prison for not paying. He walked quietly along while the 
officer had hold of him, not desiring to resist him, but when, deluded by 
his non-resistance, the officer let go of him, he turned straight around 
and walked towards home. This was repeated again and again until 
finally the officer of the law perceived that his prisoner must be taken by 
force, if at all. He had many of the peculiarities and much of the stern 
type of religion ascribed to the Puritans of New England. Possibly from 
a too rigorous enforcement of these views in the family, possibly from 
other causes, several of his children developed a skeptical turn of mind 
and became antagonistic to all religious belief. One of his idiosyncracies 
was an ambition to undertake and a pride in accomplishing something 
which others had failed to do. He had an ingenuity of resource and a 
perseverence which overcame great difficulties, but when it came to the 



children except the youngest were born. Besides owning sorne 

mechanical work that anyone could do he lost all interest. Several in- 
cidents are related, illustrating the quiet determination and dogged per- 
severence which seemed to be a family characteristic. One of these must 
suffice. Work had been abandoned on the foundation for abutments of 
a bridge, because it was thought that quicksands or other causes made 
it impossible to secure them in place. Elihu thought he could do that 
job effectively. He took hold of it and built some abutments that are 
said to be standing at the present day. But the bridge was never laid on 
them! That could be done by anyone. Elihu was a soldier in the Rev- 
olutionary army during nearly the entire war. He enlisted as a private 
in Capt. Alden's company, Samuel Webb, Colonel, April 21, 1777, was 
mustered in Nov. 1777, taken prisoner, exchanged, July 1, 1778, pro- 
moted to Corporal, March 20, 1780; Sergeant, July l, 1781. (See "Con- 
necticut in the Revolution.") After the death of Jemima, Elihu married 
a widow named Mary Griffin. He was then 70 years old. His second 
wife died Feb. 13, 1829. 

The children of Elihu Stow and Jemima (Paine) Stow were as follows: 
(1) Elihu, b. Dec. 4, 1760; d. April 19, 1839; m. Mary Parsons, and 
had children, Alvah, Milah, Alsop and Nolney. He married twice. 

(2) Joshua, b. April 22, 1762; 
d. Oct. 10, 1842; m. Ruth Coe 
and had children, Albert, who 
d. at Stow, Ohio; Julia, who 
m. Hale, and Laura, who m. 
Curtis Coe. Joshua Stow 
was a man of uncommon 
ability and humor as well as 
of marked peculiarities and 
was known in his day 
throughout Connecticut. He 
was many years post-master 
at Middletown, had been chief 
judge of the Middlesex Co. 
court, state senator, etc., and 
owned large quantities of land 
in the Western Reserve, where 
he was also well known. He 
was one of the thirty-five 
original members of the Con- 
necticut Land Company, 
which bought the Western 
Reserve from the State of 
Connecticut for $1,200,000, 
and was one of the surveying 
party which, under Moses 
Cleaveland, founded the city 
JOSHUA STOW. in Ohio of that name in 1796. 

(3) JEMIMA, our ancestress, b. Dec. 28. 1763; d. about Sept. 15, 
1815; m. 8. Daniel Kel!ey<3). 


land in Middlefield he appears to have carried on the business of 
fuller and clothier, and to have been engaged in lumbering, mil- 
ling and other enterprises. 

In 1797 Silas Stow, his brother-in-law, was appointed agent 
of Nicholas Low, the owner of the township then called No. 11, 
afterward Lowville, in Oneida (now Lewis) County, New York, 
and the same year lands were opened for sale. A strong tide of 
emigration was then setting in from New England, and the cen- 
tral and western parts of New York were being explored by small 
parties in quest of new homes. Moved by this tide and probably 
attracted to the "Black River Country" by the connection of his 
brother-in-law with the lands in Lowville, Daniel Kelley left his 
home in Middlefield in May 1798 for the wilds of New York. 

In a series of letters written from the Black River Country 

(4) Lydia, b. July 19, 1765; d. Oct. 4, l86l; m. Hezekiah Rice; had 
three daughters, Betsey, who m. Linus Coe, and d. Oct. 13, 1833; Harriet, 
who m. Calvin Coe; and Martina, who m. Geo. Miller. 

(5) Obed, b. Mar. 39, 1767; d. Oct. 10, 1842; m. July 1792 to Anna 
Miller; they had Warren Paine, b. July 2, 1793; d. Elyria, O.; Lucy, b. July 
11. 1796; m. a Mr. Morgan; William, b. Jan. 7, 1800, and Obed Norris, b. 
1801. His wife, Ann Miller, d. Nov. 27, 1802; and Sept. 12, 1803 he m. 
Lucy Kirby; they had Anna, b. 1807; Olive, b. 1808; Mary, b. 1812; Sarah, 
b. 1819; and Martha, b. 1826. It is said that Obed was the only one of 
the sons of Elihu Stow who professed religion. 

(6) Naomi, b. Mar. 31, 1769; d. June 1, 1836; m. Bela Hubbard, had 3 
or 4 children, one of whom was Win. B. Hubbard, of Columbus, 0. 

(7) Eunice, b. April 19, 1771; never married. 

(8) Silas, b. Dec.21, 1773; d. Jan. 19, 1827; m. Mary Ruggles, July 
26, 1801; they had three sons, Alexander W., who d. at Milwaukee, Sept. 
14, 1854, having been Chief Justice of Wisconsin; Marcellus K., of Fond 
du lac, Wis., and Horatio J., of Buffalo. Silas was considered the most 
brilliant of all the sons. He was the agent of Mr. Low for lands in Low- 
ville and the Black River tract, where he became a large land owner in 
1798; was judge of Oneida Co., 1808; member of the 12th Congress, 
1811 to 1813. and voted against the declaration of war against Great 
Britain; held the offices of sheriff and first judge of Lewis County and 
other positions. Although educated to the law, he never practiced at 
the bar, but was regarded as a sound and judicious lawyer and a man of 
great native talent. 


to his wife during the months of May and June 1798,* we see 
him prospecting for his new home in the wilderness, and in the 
one letter to him from his wife, which has been preserved, we 
catch a glimpse of the old home at Middlefield. So interesting 
are these old letters that, at some risk of extending this part of 
our history beyond its due proportions, it has been thought 
worth while to quote at length some passages which illustrate 
the personal characters, mode of life, and family prospects of 
our ancestors at that day. On May 28 Mr. Kelley writes to his 
wife from Leyden, Black River: 

"While I consider that I am writing to a part of myself, separated 
by the local distance of about 250 miles, yet united by every tie of affec- 
tion, friendship, religion and interest and bound by the five-fold cord of 
paternal tenderness and duty, I want to communicate to you every 
thought, inform you of every circumstance that hath happened and 
consult you on every occasion." 

The journey from Middlefield had been made on horseback, 
much of it by new and almost impassable bridle paths through 
a rough and uninhabited country. He speaks of the fatigue of 
the long ride, mentions visiting several friends on the way, 
among them his brother-in-law, Mr. Rice, then proceeds to give 
an account of his arrival in and first impressions of the new 

"Wednesday towards night arrived at No. 11, where we found Bro. 
Silas, who had nearly completed a log house about 19 feet wide by 24 

long Thursday .... in the forenoon we went round to explore 

the wood and settlers. Afternoon .... Silas went with me to view 
the mill lot, which I found about equal to any of the lots I went on. 
The mill place answers every description which was given of it and the 
lands in general appear exceedingly good, fertile and feasible, the herbage 

*There are four of these letters preserved. Those dated Leyden, 
May 28th, 1798 and June 27, 1798, are in Mrs. Bates' collection, now in 
the possession of Mary S. Bates, while that dated May 30, 1798 and that 
written by Jemima Kelley, dated Middletown, May 24, 1798, belong to 
the compiler. 


very rich. No. 11, which is proposed by Bro. Silas to be named Low- 
ville, in honor of Mr. Low, appeared to be an exceedingly good township 
and draws the attention of most of those who come this way. There 
are nearly twenty different settlements already begun and a good num- 
ber more are expected to go on soon. They have IS yoke of good 
working cattle now there and beef will be plenty in the fall. The 
inhabitants answer the description which Silas gave, industrious and 

active But O, my dear, how much I want to see and advise with 

you in a movement so important! I reflect, compare, try to weigh every 
circumstance. I have tried to pray for direction, and tremble lest I 

should step wrong, and have not yet decided Monday, Bro. Silas 

questioned me what conclusion I had made on examining the country, 
on which I informed him that my mind still remained unsettled and I 
considered it unsafe to act (according to our general maxim when in a 
dilemma); that several things stood in contrast in my mind, and although 
it was a much settled point to remove, the question remained whether 

now was the best time On the whole he considered the prospects 

more promising since he came on than he had done before, and it pre- 
vailed with him as best for us to remove and come on next winter. 
After some conversation he proposed that, as my mind seemed unsettled 
and that by staying some time longer I might be fully determined on a 
matter so important, that if I would stay and assist in building the mill, 
we would consider it in joint interest, and if afterward I chose to take 
the whole and move on, to take it at the bills, if not we would sell it for 
our mutual profit. 

The proposal meets my mind so far that I think it best to stay. In 
the meantime you will have opportunity to find out the feelings of those 
whom we expected might be disposed to purchase our interest [in Mid- 
dlefield] and what other things may relate to our concerns and give me 

information But what! I have been talking a great while. I want 

to hear you speak. Do tell me how you do, how you feel, how is your 
health, how, my dear, do you bear the labour and fatigue of the family? 
I would I could take a share with you in the domestic concerns. How 
does our little son do, how do you do, Datus? and how do you do, 
Alfred? and Irad, how do you do? Reynolds and the little Thomas 
Moore, are you well? How much I want to see them all. Tell them I 
remember them in these lonesome woods. Charge them from me to be 
kind, obedient, obliging and loving. How is it with your feelings about 
removing? How is it with the church? A thousand things I want to 
have you tell me. I want to know every thought of your mind, every 
feeling of your heart " 


On May 24th, the wife in Middlefield had written a letter 
which must have crossed the one we have just been reading. It 
is an interesting companion piece to the message of the husband 
from the frontier. She addresses him as "Dear Sir" and sub- 
scribes herself "with respect your loving wife", but beneath the 
rather cold formality which was the manner of the times we 
read in her words the devoted wife and mother: 

"I get along with the concerns of the family in your absence as well 
as I expected. On the day you left home I had the most lonesome 
feeling I ever knew. Though I used all my efforts to suppress them, the 
tears fell in abundance from both mother and child. I told our sons 
that this sad parting was for their sakes, that we might in future all live 
together and be more happy than we otherwise could, for if we stayed 
here they must be put away from home to live. They appeared to be 
very grateful. I kept them from school that forenoon and they soon 
began to ask so many questions that it was difficult to mourn much. Mrs- 
Pratt visited me in the afternoon. At night after getting the children to 
bed I had a happy time to commit myself and all my concerns to Him 
who is able to protect, and to implore His blessing and direction, in 
particular for him who is the partner of my life, all of which I found 
great freedom in doing, and then betook myself to rest. My sleep was 
sweet. I woke at daybreak witn these words, 'And His banners over me 
was love'. Thus joyfully I spent several days until I was interrupted with 
company. (Solitude is the greatest blessing I can enjoy when deprived 
of my best friend.) .... I think it we could put our interest together 
and in such a way as we might have our family together, it would not 
be very hard parting with other friends. I hope you will take into con- 
sideration every circumstance and then act according to your best judg- 
ment. I hope you will be directed to do that which is for the best. . . . 
Our sons all remember their love to their Papa. Thomas Moore is 
about teething and is very tensome." 

Then follow some comments on the conduct of certain 
church members and an account of a flood in the Connecticut 
river which carried away a lot of logs in which Mr. Kelley seems 
to have been interested jointly with one Jones. Jones, from 
motives of parsimony, it would seem, refused to furnish the men 
engaged in recovering the logs with liquor. The account ends 


with this outburst of indignation — curious in these days of total 

abstinence agitation, coming, as it does, from a most devout 

church member: 

"Mr. Kelley, I think if you mean to support a good and honorable 
character, it is high time to be done with Mr. Jones." 

And she closes : "This is wrote when rocking the cradle." 

Under date of May 30, 1798, Daniel Kelley again writes to 

his wife from Leyden, N. Y., that he and Silas Stow are about 

to set out for No. 1 1 and to take a carpenter with them and 

begin building the mill. 

June 27, he writes from No. 11 : 

"We arrived at No. 11 on Friday, the first day of June, with our 
carpenter and we raised the frame of the saw mill on the 2lst. Had about 

30 helpers without going out of the place to invite any We succeed 

very well in our building and almost all things have gone on to our 
wishes. One small misfortune happened in our cow's straying away for 
about a fortnight, but we have her now, and she adds greatly to our 
comfort. We have good provisions and live very agreeably for such a 
situation. We have had one-half of veal and two different quarters of 
venison; three deer have been killed at the lick within one mile from this. 
Our log house is tolerably comfortable. At one end is a large square 
rock which serves for a chimney back, a good stove oven, water handy 
and good. I have laboured every day with the workmen on the mill, 
have wonderfully enjoyed my health and have had strength equal to my 

day. The mosquitoes and gnats have been very troublesome We 

have about one acre cleared round our house. There are, we reckon, 
about 70 acres cleared in this town already and the settlement pro- 
gresses. There is a prospect of a considerable number of families com- 
ing on next winter. I informed you how I spent the two first Sabbaths. 
The third I found myself at this place, where, although the people did 
not make a practice of working, yet no attention was paid to meeting, 
and scarcely one who had ever made any profession of Religion. I made 
some proposals about attending meeting on the Sabbath, which appeared 
to take with them. Accordingly the next Sabbath about 20 persons, 
chiefly men, met together at Mr. Rogers (who is our nearest neighbor), 
but they wholly depend on me to perform all, except the singing. We 
have but one meeting on a Sabbath. I improved the first time from a 


passage in Hebrews, enforcing the exhortation not to forsake the as- 
sembling of yourselves together, etc., had tolerable freedom in my mind 
and found a good attention among the people. The next Sabbath I 
improved from those words in Tim. 'Godliness is profitable to all things 
having the promise of the life that now is and that which is to come.' 
The last Sabbath from Rom. 12 and 1. On each day have enjoyed a 
comfortable mind. Of how much consequence is it for Christians not 
to be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. I do not think, should we re- 
move here, there is any need ot being idle in the vineyard I wrote 

you the conditions of my staying. I think them very favorable to my 

examining and being further satisfied relative to the country There 

undoubtedly will be considerable wheat and corn to be ground here the 
next year, and as there is no grist mill within about IS miles, it will be 

very necessary to have one built next year I think without much 

doubt we might advance our interest by removing here could we sell to 
any tolerable advantage, but we must count the cost to endure a great 
deal of fatigue, inconvenience and trouble both in moving and for two 
or three years afterwards. I fear such hardships will be too much for 
your health or constitution. Could we support the burden of about 
three years, 1 believe the yoke would be growing easy I am per- 
suaded, should we remove, that no articles of wooden furniture will pay 
the transportation except such as will be necessary to pack our goods 

in Do let me know how you bear the labor and care of the family 

and business. What success with the hay? You cannot write me too 
much. Bear my respects to friends and neighbors, especially to Chris- 
tian connections and receive this as a testimony of the sincere affection 
and union of your other self." 

The land upon which the log house and saw mill were 
erected had been selected by Mr. Kelley in the autumn of 1797 
and on April 12, 1798 the first deed to an actual settler had been 
issued to him for lot 37, of 250 acres for the consideration of 
$650.00. The discussion in the letters above quoted as to re- 
moving refers, therefore, to the actual change of habitation of the 
family, and not to the advisability of purchasing land in the new 

On the same day, by deed from Nicholas Low, Silas Stow 
became the owner of 4,168 acres for a consideration of $8,000. 
This tract is still known as "Stow's Square". 


In the fall of 1798 the momentous question of removal was 
decided and in December the family left Middletown, for gener- 
ations the home of the Stows, and by slow stages on sleds made 
their way to the last clearing in Turin. The creeks were not 
bridged and the difficulties of moving thus must have been con- 
siderable. During the latter part of their journey the snow was 
very deep and there was no track except that made by the Indians 
on snow shoes. They took up their domicile at Lowville in the 
log cabin "built against a huge boulder", to which reference has 
been made. It was the second house in that region and stood 
directly opposite the bridge as now built. Among her prepara- 
tions for this removal Jemima Kelley procured medical works 
and a quantity of medicines, preparing herself for usefulness in 
the new country. Soon she was called to every bedside far and 
near and in time came to be looked up to and venerated by all 
in that region for her wisdom and goodness. It is related by one 
of her granddaughters who many years later attended school in 
Lowville, that "Grandmother Kelley's" sayings were quoted as 
proverbs by the older inhabitants. 

The next year after the removal a grist mill was built by 
Mr. Kelley with the aid of the settlers summoned from all the 
country around. The mill stones were dressed from a boulder 
of gneiss rock in Watertown. It is noted by Mr. Stow that this 
mill on the 24th of October (1799), about a month after its 
completion, "ground two bushels of wheat well in seventeen 

Mr. Kelley's mills, the erection of an inn by Jonathan 
Rogers and a store by Fortunatus Eager, determined the location 
of Lowville village. 

The first town meeting in Lowville was ordered to be held 
at the house of Silas Stow, at which among others the following 
town officers were chosen: "Daniel Kelley, superviser, .... 



and Adam Wilcox, Benj. Hillman, Jonathan Rogers, Daniel 
Kelley, Asa Newton and John Bush, a committee to select con- 
venient places for burial." 

In the lists of town officers we find the following: 

"Supervisors, 1800-4, Daniel Kelley; 1805, Silas Stow; 
.... 1808, D. Kelley Clerks, .... 1808, D. Kelley.'' 

Lewis County was set off from Oneida County by act of 
the legislature March 28, 1805. Mr. Kelley was appointed the 
first judge of Lewis County, and the first session of the Court of 
Common Pleas was held at the inn of Chillers Doty in Martins- 
burgh, Dec 8, 1805 — "present Daniel Kelley and Asa Brayton, 
assistant justice." 

This court adopted the county seal, proceeded to draft a 
system of rules and established the jail limits of the county. 

In 1805 Mr. Kelley was County Treasurer, which office he 
again held in 1809. 

He held other public offices at different times, as, for instance, 
commissioner for building court-house and jail, county clerkship, 
etc. As to the clerkship a chronicler of the time makes the fol- 
lowing note: 

"There will be a contest for the clerkship, as Mr. Martin, Mr. Stow 
and Mr. Kelley, brother-in-law of Mr. Stow, are all candidates. Mr. Stow 
has declared publicly that he will have it in spite of all opposition, but 
the people are most in favor of Mr. Kelley."* 

The population of Lowville in 1800 was three hundred. 
In 1814 it had increased to 1604. 

In 181 3 Daniel Kelley is mentioned as on a bond for the 

*This quotation as well as most of the facts concerning Mr. Kelley's 
public life at Lowville are taken from "A History of Lewis County in 
the State of New York," by Franklin B. Hough, pub. Munson and Row- 
land, Albany, i860. 


deposit of muskets and ammunition at Turin, Leyden and Low- 
ville during the winter (for the war of 1812). 

The first public provisions for schools was made in March, 
1813, under the general school act then newly passed. Daniel 
Kelley was one of the first school inspectors. 

Jan. 9, 1807, Silas Stow gave a site for Lowville Academy. 
A building was erected at a cost of $2,000, which was subscribed 
in shares of $25, and the five persons highest in the list were to 
form the building committee. The first shareholders were N. 
Low, 10 shares; S. Stow, 6; Jonathan Rogers and D. Kelley 
each 4. A charter for the academy was granted March 21, 1808. 
Daniel Kelley and Silas Stow were among the incorporators 
named in the charter and Mr. Kelley was one of the trustees. 
The academy was opened in 1807, before the charter was re- 

Hough says: 

"Judge Kelley was an occasional exhorter of the Free Will Baptist 
sect, and held stated meetings in the absence of regular preaching. His 
meetings were held as early as 1798, and frequently at Stow's Square. 
He was accustomed to take a text and conduct the service methodically. 
Judge Stow was an Episcopalian and is said to have sometimes read the 
service to his neighbors upon the Sabbath." 

"About 1801 two ministers attended Mr. Kelley's meeting and 
requested the privilege of explaining the creed of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church. This led to the organization of a church, and about 1805 
the first house was erected in this town expressly for public worship."* 

Not long after the erection of the grist mill, and on the 
rising ground south of the creek and village, Daniel Kelley built 
a good frame dwelling, "which", says Mrs. Bates,f "I used to 
visit and look at with most curious emotions of interest, when I 

*Hough's Hist. Lewis County. 

tSee sketch of Daniel Kelley by Mrs. Jas. L. Bates; mss. in possession 
of her daughter, Mary S. Bates. 


was there going to school, living with my other grandparents", 
(about 1828). This homestead is still standing. It is now 
(1897) owned by James T. Campbell, who, a few years ago, 
built the porch across the front. Otherwise it is shown in our 
illustration entitled "Homestead of Judge Daniel Kelley, at Low- 
ville, N. Y., built about 1800," as it was originally built.* In 
Lowville the affairs of the family prospered, and partly by 
industry and thrift, partly by the natural increase in real estate 
values, Judge Kelley 's circumstances came to be what would in 
those days be called comparatively easy. The sons were given 
an education. As early as 1804, Alfred was sent to Fairfield 
Academy and we have a letter of his written quite after the 
manner of modern sons. It bears date August 26, 1804, 
expresses to his parents his thanks "for their good advice, and 
will try to follow it," conveys the information that he is 
"now studying geography, arithmetick and grammar" and 
announces that he has "got almost out of money and should be 
glad if some could be sent in a letter." 

In 1810 began the period of migration of the sons of Daniel 
and Jemima Kelley from Lowville to the "far west". Joshua 
Stow, the brother of Mrs. Kelley, was, as we have seen, one of 
the original proprietors of the Connecticut Western Reserve and 
a member of the surveying party of Gen. Moses Cleaveland, 
which had founded the city of that name on the shores of Lake 
Erie in 1 796. In some of the family correspondence we detect 
the dissatisfaction of the parents, with the influence of Mr. Stow's 
liberal religious opinions upon his nephews; and the same strong 
personality seems to have been chiefly instrumental in determin- 
ing their choice of a future home. It is not a matter of surprise 

*Mr. Campbell is now making further alterations to this venerable 
homestead, so that those who visit Lowville in future may not recognize 
the place from our illustration. 


that the prominent connection of their uncle with the purchase 
of a vast territory in the far west should engage the young men's 
interest in the strongest manner. Datus caught the western 
fever first, and in 1810 made the journey on foot to Cleveland, 
Ohio, or "New Connecticut," as the Western Reserve was then 
popularly called. He returned to Lowville that year, however, 
without having decided upon a location. In 1810 Alfred re- 
moved to Cleveland. In 1811 he was followed by Datus; in 
1812 by Irad and early in 1814 by Reynolds. That this 
separation was a painful one is evidenced by the letters 
which passed between parents and sons during those four years. 
Much of this most interesting correspondence has been preserved. 
There is something very pathetic in the situation of the father 
and mother who had themselves only just passed through the 
toils and hardships of pioneer life for the sake of their children, 
and were now called upon to part with the ones for whom they 
had patiently borne it all. 

As early as 1811, however, there was evidently a plan in 
formation to reunite the family on the far Western Reserve. 
In a letter to Alfred dated March 8, 1 811, his mother says: 

"It is a more severe trial to part with children and to hear of their 
being sick and not be able to be with them, than one can imagine. I do 
think it will add much to my happiness to be near my children. 1 feel 
some degree of attachment already to the place which is in contempla- 
tion for us." 

And again, May 9, 1812: 

"I have arrived at the period of having my family separated (and a 

doleful time it is) I begin with the infant and trace every stage 

of his life up to man's estate, and then think he is gone and I am not 
even to see him perhaps but a few times more, if ever. I sometimes 
almost envy the days that are past, when all my children were with me, 
yet then 1 had my cares, but they did not partake so much of the gloomy. 
If I should give up all hope of ever living nearer my children than I now 
do to some of them, I think 1 should be very unhappy." 


The letters from Cleveland are full of interest, but we must 
content ourselves with one or two random extracts. Under date 
August 4, 1812, Alfred writes a budget of war news, but assures 
his parents that: — 

"We remain perfectly quiet here and apprehend no danger either 
from British or Indians." 

"Datus was here a short time ago with his wife and boy, whom he 
calls 'Addison.' They came down in my sail boat, staid here two nights 
and returned to Rocky River by the same conveyance. We had very 
pleasant voyages, except Datus and Sally were a little seasick returning. 
You cannot conceive anything more pleasant than a trip now and then 
to Rocky River in my frigate (which is an excellent sailor)." 

The parents appear to have given to each of their sons a 
thousand dollars with which to seek their fortunes in the west. 
Thus, Feb. 11, 1814, Daniel Kelley writes to Alfred: 

"By obtaining the money from Middletown we have paid up to Irad 
the balance of his $1000, and have made up to Reynolds $860, leaving 
$140 due. They go into trade in company for the present, etc." 

During the spring and summer of 1814 the furniture, stock 
and lands at Lowville were gradually disposed of, preparatory to 
the removal of Judge Kelley and his wife to Ohio and the long 
cherished reunion of the family there. April 15, 1814, Jemima 
Kelley writes to Alfred giving a ground plan of the house to be 
erected for them in Cleveland, and specifying very particularly 
its dimensions and design.* 

July 24, 1814, Daniel writes to Alfred: 

"We expect to have our goods forwarded by land from here to 
Buffalow and calculate to have them carried from there by water, if con- 
sistent. We leave it with you." 

*This house was constructed by Alfred in 1815-18, but Jemima 
Kelley died before its completion and it became the Cleveland homestead 
of Alfred with whom his father, Daniel, afterward went to live. This 
house is shown in the illustration entitled "Old Homestead of Alfred 
Kelley, in Cleveland, O., built 1815-18." 


"I understand Mr. Dean [Datus' father-in-law] is making his arrange- 
ments to go about the time of our going." 

It was the middle of September before they finally bade 
goodbye to Lowville and started in wagons for their new home. 
Irad, who was on his way home from New York, where- he had 
been to purchase goods, accompanied them upon a part of their 
journey. Sept. 27, 1814, Jemima Kelley writes from Buffalo to 
her son, Thomas, who was left in the east at school: 

"We arrived here yesterday after a rainy, muddy and fatiguing jour- 
ney There is a vessel here and if the wind will permit, will sail 

for Cleveland tomorrow." 

October 19, Daniel writes to Thomas: — 

"You undoubtedly have received information of our arrival at Buf- 
falow, we were obliged to stay in that uncomfortable place on account 
of head winds until Tuesday afternoon, the 4th inst, when we all em- 
barked on board of a schooner and set off, with a gentle breeze, for 
Cleaveland. We sailed with a fair but smart breeze that night and the 
next day, about sun-down, we were a little above Erie; it then grew a 
little foggy, and very soon the wind chopt round and blew violently 
from the N. W. We had to stand off and in all the night were very much 
tost about with the wind and sea. Were very sick (except Irad). In the 
morning we found ourselves a little below Erie. We made out to get in 
to Erie about 9 o'clock A. M. We were very glad to get our feet once 
more on the land. We then hired a waggon and set out on Friday 
morning for this place, where we arrived on Tuesday. We found our 
journey by land tolerably pleasant, were much pleased with the country 
as we approached Cleaveland, and the place is quite as pleasant as we 
expected. We expect to begin keeping house within two or three weeks. 
The brick house will not be built until the next season, owing to the 
failure of the masons. Your mother has her health pretty well for her. 
She is now out to Datus'. I went out with her last Friday, and returned 
to go home with Clarissa Strong. I returned from the town of Stow 
yesterday. I found the country back much as I expected from informa- 
tion. I go out to Datus' to-day, where we expect to make something of 
a visit before we go to keeping house. Your mother is much pleased 
with Datus' situation and prospects of living Alfred purchased 



the frame of a house standing near where we expect to build,* which he 
is now finishing for us to live in, until ours can be built. It will be very 
comfortable for the present." 

Dec 29, he writes again: 

"We have been keeping house by ourselves about 12 days, are pretty 

comfortable as to house room, etc Irad returned from Buffalow 

yesterday with some goods Their store and house is nearly fin- 
ished. They move into it this week." 

And on Jan. 25, 181 5, the mother, still anxious to have her 
family together, once more writes to Thomas: 

"I almost feel as if I wanted to turn the wheels of time faster, to 
hasten the period of your arrival. I have seen my five children together, 
which was a great satisfaction, but the want of the other one has rend- 
ered it very incomplete." 

In June 181 5 Thomas reached Cleveland, and thus the 
father and mother had once more the satisfaction of seeing their 
family all together. But their joy was to be short lived. About 
the first of September, 181 5, Jemima Kelley was taken with a 
fever and soon became delirious, in which state she remained 
until her death, which occurred Sept. 14th. Four days before 
the mother passed away, her son Daniel died. His funeral was 
held across the street at Capt. Burtis' (light-house) in order that 
his mother should not know. It, as well as the simple service 
at the burial of his wife, was conducted by Daniel Kelley, with 
the tears of a double grief streaming down his cheeks. 

Although a farmer's daughter and lacking in the advantages 
of an early education, Jemima Kelley became, by study and 
reading, in later years, familiar with history and belles lettres to 
a remarkable degree. She came of a vigorous stock. Her char- 
acter seems to have been strong and her virtue, intelligence, 

*The house which they expected to build was, as we have seen, not 
completed until 1818. 



practical good 
sense and bound- 
less charity made 
her the most use- 
ful of women in a 
new community. 

Mrs. Bates has 
preserved the fol- 
lowing statement, 
made by Datus 
his mother's char- 
acter: — 

"She was not 
mirthful, though 
fond of a joke, smil- 
ing at it, though not 
laughing." [This 
must have been in 
her later years, for 
her relatives in Con- 
necticut reported 
that she would al- 
most get into con- 
vulsive laughter in 
her early life.] "Not 
habitually despond- 
ing, but full of care 
and anxiety, and at 
times giving way to 
a fit of weeping." 
[The correspond- 
ence shows that she 
was in ill health for 
several years before 
her death, which 


would probably account for this state of mind.] "Grave and 
mild, slow of thought, but weighing well and carefully whatever was 
presented to her, and then having an answer ready, as the result of reflec- 
tion. Daniel Kelley, on the other hand, was quick and could answer or 
write or make a prayer as well at a moment's notice as after long study. 
His wife's judgment and counsel were much relied on by him." [The 
long hesitation which preceded Daniel Kelley's decision to remove his 
family from Middletown to Lowville shows that he too was disposed to 
act only after thorough investigation and deliberation.] 

Few mothers were ever more venerated and, if it had been 
her lot to die among the old neighbors at Lowville, who had 
known her so long, few members of the community would have 
been more deeply mourned. 

After her death her husband and his sons Alfred, Irad and 
Thomas made their home with Joseph Reynolds until 1817, 
when Alfred married and his father went to live with him.* 

Under the charter incorporating the village of Cleveland, 
dated Dec. 23, 1814, the first election took place on the first 
Monday in June, 181 5. There were twelve votes cast and Alfred 
Kelley was unanimously chosen first "President", as the mayor 
was then called. On March 19, 1816, Alfred Kelley resigned his 
position and, by appointment, his father, Judge Daniel Kelley, 
became the second president of the village. At the annual elec- 

*In a letter from Mary S. Welles Kelley to her parents, dated Cleve- 
land. Dec. 16, 1817, she says: "We expect Judge Kelley will take up his 
residence with us in a few days;" and on Dec. 29th of the same year, she 
writes again: "Judge Kelley has been a member of our family about three 
weeks. He is a very different man from what I always expected to find 
him. He possesses very tender feelings— tears often steal down his fur- 
rowed cheeks, upon hearing Sally and me sing the 'Meeting of the Waters,' 
or when speaking of his children. He told me the other day. when they 
were all assembled, 'that to see his chidren settled so happily near him 
seemed to fully recompense him for all the care and anxiety they had 
ever caused him.' No old gentleman could make less trouble than he 
does. He seems to be solicitous to purchase everything that he hears 
me express a wish for— ever endeavoring to contribute all in his power 
to make me contented and happy." 



tion in June, 1816, Daniel Kelley 
was elected president by the 
unanimous vote of the twelve 
voters and was continued in that 
office through the years 1817, 
1818 and 1819* He was also 
post-master of Cleveland, in 
which office he was succeeded 
in 1817 by his son Irad. 

In 1816, among the incorpora-. 
tors of a company known as 
the Cleveland Pier Company, 
"formed for the purpose of erect- 
ing a pier at or near the village 
of Cleveland for the accommo- 
dation of vessels navigating Lake 
Erie," we find the names of 
Alfred Kelley, Datus Kelley, 
Daniel Kelley and Irad Kelley. 

In her sketch of his life, Mrs. 
Bates relates many touching 
incidents of the last days of her 
grandfather, whom it became at 
once her duty and delight to wait 
upon. She gives us a picture of 
a beautiful old age, crowning a 
noble life. She says: 

"The earliest accounts I have of 
him are connected with his religious 
life and character and pursuits, and 
old age found him still in the ser- 


Early History of 


vice of the Master I have no memories reaching beyond those 

connected with this venerated grandfather, and no love, even for my 
parents, exceeding that which filled my heart for him. I never saw his 
slight, feeble figure passing, without an emotion of sympathy and ten- 
derness which was almost painful He was not tall and was rather 

slightly built. His thin silver hair was combed back and bound by a 
black ribbon, wound around the braid, which hung in his neck like a 
queue. His manners were gentle, grave and dignified He was al- 
ways called Judge Kelley when I knew him." 

About 1830 he revisited Lowville, where this granddaughter 
was then at school. She says: — 

"This visit was a perfect era in my uneventful school life. My other 
grandparents and aunts did everything to testify respect and kindness to 
him. I think he enjoyed it, though many sad memories must have 
mingled with his pleasure. I suppose great changes had occurred in the 
natural appearances of things, as well as in society. He visited all the 
old localities. He pointed out to me the old stone or rock which had 
formed part of the wall of their cabin; it had been broken up and had 
nearly disappeared. He only remained a few days. One of these was 
Sunday. I staid to see him partake of the Lord's supper with his Baptist 
brethren, and well remember my indignation at seeing them take a vote 
on the matter before they would permit this eminent and well known 
servant of God to commune with them, he sitting meekly by meanwhile. 
But they were all 'close communion' and I suppose they only observed 
their 'rules' " 

"After his return to Cleveland, the intelligence reached us that he 
had suffered from paralysis, affecting him so much that he could not 

use his right arm On our return to Cleveland in the fall of 1830 

we were in the same house with him (Uncle Irad's) for two or three 
months. He was just the same, only growing feebler and more helpless- 
He took an interest in all that was going on and was uniformly gentle 
and kind to all. He went out very little, but his friends called to see 
him and treated him with much respect. His life flowed along serenely 
and calmly, reading his Bible and listening to others reading, alluding 
cheerfully to his decaying powers and near approaching end. . . . Bright, 
sunny days when he felt well enough he would walk out in the yard, 

leaning on Martha (my aunt's young sister) and me He would say 

to the neighbors: 'Am I not blessed to have two such nice staffs?' 
Everything we did for him called forth such pleasure and gratitude. I 


never knew him petulant or complaining. He seemed in a heavenly 
frame of mind!" 

At three o'clock on the afternoon of Sunday, August 7> 
1831, this good man passed away at the home of his son Irad in 

Both Daniel Kelley and his wife are buried in the Erie street 
cemetery at Cleveland. Their graves were originally in a yard 
nearer the square, but were later removed to Erie street. 

The children of 8. Daniel Kelley (3) and Jemima (Stow) 
Kelley were all, except Daniel, the youngest, born at Middlefield, 
near Middletown, Conn., and were as follows: 

11. DATUS (4) , b. Apr. 24, 1788; d. Jan. 24, 1866. 

12. ALFRED (4) , b. Nov. 7, 1789; d. Dec. 2, 1859. 

13. Irad (4) , b. Oct. 24, 1791; d. Jan. 21, 1875. 

14. JOSEPH REYNOLDS (4) , b. Mar. 29, 1794; d. Aug. 23, 

15. Thomas Moore (4) , b. Mar. 17, 1797; d. June 12, 1878. 

16. Daniel (4 \ b. Oct. 21, 1802; d. Sept. 10, 1815. 

9. ABIGAIL KELLEY (3) * daughter of 4. Daniel Kelley (2) 
and Abigail (Reynolds) Kelley, was born at Norwich, Conn., in 
1764; married Samuel Frothingham of Middletown, Conn., Sept. 

*The information concerning Abigail Kelley and her descendants is 
derived principally from the old family Bible of Samuel Frothingham, in 
which even the exact hour of the births of their children is carefully 
noted. Mrs. E. R. Jewett and Mrs. Anderson of Sandusky, Ohio, have 
also furnished data concerning the later generations. It is to be regretted 
that the account of this branch of the family is not in all respects com- 
plete. This is owing to the fact that the possibility of obtaining even 
the foregoing information was not known to the compiler until this 
volume was in press, and it was then too late to enter upon all the cor- 
respondence necessary to secure the missing items. 


15, 1783; died March 1, 1807; they had ten children. Samuel 
Frothingham was born March 16, 1759; died July 4, 1847; after 
the death of his first wife, Abigail, he married Naomi Bolles, of 
New London, Conn., by whom he had two children. 

Children of Samuel Frothingham and Abigail (Kelley) 

A. Nabby (4) , born Feb. 16, 1785; died Feb. 22, 1809. 

B. Sally U) , born Mar. 17, 1786; died Feb. 18, 1796. 

C. Lydia ,4) , born Apr. 18, 1788; died Oct. 8, 1863; mar- 
ried May 21, 1805, to Daniel Camp. 

Children of Daniel Camp and Lydia (Frothingham) Camp: 

(a) born 

(b) born (twin of last named); 

(c) Angelina (5) , born ; died 1832; 
married John Wesley Arnold. 

Children of John Wesley Arnold and Angelina Kelley 
(Camp) Arnold: 

(1) Frederick Augustus (6) , born Dec. 13, 1826; mar- 
ried Sabra A. Fuller, Aug. 14, 1848; lives at Oak Park, Ills. 
Sabra A. (Fuller) Arnold, died Feb. 13, 1892. 

Children of Frederick Augustus and Sabra A. 
(Fuller) Arnold: 

(i) A daughter 7) , born Aug. 11, 1849; died 
Aug. 13, 1849. 

(ii) Edwin Camp (7) , born Dec. 19, 1851; married 
Martha Henrietta , Nov. — , 1880. 


Children of Edwin Camp and Martha Hen- 
rietta ( ) Arnold: 

Florence Winifred ( 8) , born Dec. 24, 1881. 

Gladys Hazel (8) , born Oct. 20, 1883. 

Edwina (8) , born Nov. — , 1889; died July — , 

Kenneth (8) , born May 6th, 1892. 

(Hi) Fred Frothingham (7) , born May 24, 1854; 
married Mary Edna , June 14, 1882. 

Children of Fred Frothingham aud Mary Edna 
( ) Arnold. 

Eloine (8) , born April 21, 1883. 

Frederick Claude (8) , born April 28, 1884. 

Clarence Buell (8) , born Aug. 5, 1887. 

Rupert Earl (8 \ born Nov. 8, 1893. 

(iv) John (7) , born June 22, 1856; died July — , 

(v) Wilbur Fuller (7) , born Feb. 6, 1858; married 
Alice Emily Mussey, Feb. 21, 1882. 

Children of Wilbur Fuller and Alice Emily 
(Mussey) Arnold: 

Edith Sabra (8) , born April 7, 1883; died Jan. 
11, 1891. 

Henry Augustus (8) , born April 23, 1885. 

Helen Janet (8) , born Jan. 30, 1890. 

Harriet Eloise (8) , born May 1, 1895. 

(vi) Lydia Ella (7) , born Nov. 16, i860; 


(vii) Elizabeth Eva (7) , born March 1, 1865; 

(viii) Gertrude Sabra (7) , born Sept. 12, 1868; 
married Walter G. Kraft, March 3, 1892. 

Children of Walter G. Kraft and Gertrude 
Sabra (Arnold) Kraft: 

Vincent Irving (8 \ born Jan. 27, 1893. 
Edwin Arnold (8) , born Jan. 21, 1896. 
(ix) Herbert Augustus (7) , (twin of Gertrude 
Sabra,) born Sept. 12, 1868. 

(x) Emma Rosena (7) , born April 12, 1871. 

(2) Edwin Theodore (6) [son of John Wesley Arnold 
and Angelina Kelley (Camp) Arnold], born 1830; died 1833. 

(3) Elizabeth (6) , [daughter of John Wesley Arnold 
and Angelina Kelley (Camp) Arnold], born Jan. 25, 1832; 
married Walter S. Wilkins, Nov. 2, 1853. 

Children of Walter S. and Elizabeth (Arnold) 

(i) Earl DeVere (7) , born July 7, 1856; died Aug. 
7, 1875. 

(ii) Emma J. (7) , born Nov. 7, 1859; married 
Ludwig Gutmann, June 24, 1896. 

(d) Abigail F. (5) , [daughter of Daniel Camp and Lydia 
(Frothingham) Camp], born Feb. 21, 1809; died July 2, 1864; 
married, first, Peter Coan, April 25, 1830; he died Dec. 8, 1836; 
she married, second, Joel Rix. 

Children of Peter Coan and Abigail F. (Camp) Coan: 

(1 ) Henr> (G) , born Oct. 13, 1831 ; died Sept. 12, 1832. 


(2) Jane Elizabeth< 6) , born March 26, 1833; died 

(3) Emily Louisa (6) ,born Oct. 16, 1834; married Oct. 
18, 1852, George J. Anderson; lives Sandusky, Ohio. 

Children of Joel Rix and Abigail F. (Camp) Rix: 

(1) Daniel (6) , born Dec. 3, 1839; died at the Battle 
of Chapin's Bluff, Sept. 29, 1864. 

(2) Edward (6 \ born Dec. 3, 1839 (twin of last 
named); died June 23, 1854. 

(3) Frederick (6) , born Feb. 6, 1842; married 

; lives in Oregon. 

(4) Gertrude (6) , born July 21, 1844; died on the same 

(5) Charles (6) , born Nov. 13, 1846; died Aug. 6, 1849. 

(6) Ella (6) , born Nov. 13, 1846 (twin of last named) ; 
died Aug. 23, 1849. 

(e) Daniel W. (5) , [son of Daniel Camp and Lydia 

(Frothingham) Camp], born ; died ; 

married, first, Laura Newton, she died ; he mar- 
ried, second, Sarah Tobey, Oct. 8, 1857. 

Children of Daniel W. Camp and Laura (Newton) 

(1) Francis (6) , born ; died in infancy. 

(2) Mary Elizabeth (6) , born ; died 

Children of Daniel W. and Sarah (Tobey) Camp: 
(1) Daniel W. (6) , born ; married 

April, 1897. 


(2) Sarah Ellen (6) , born 

(f) Elizabeth Reynolds (5) , [daughter of Daniel Camp and 
Lydia (Frothingham) Camp], born Jan. 29, 1815; married 
Rev. Edward R. Jewett; no children; lives near Sandusky, Ohio. 

(g) Louisa (5) , [daughter of Daniel Camp and Lydia 
(Frothingham) Camp], born ; died 

D. Samuel (4) , [son of Samuel Frothingham and Abigail 
(Kelley) Frothingham], born June 21, 1790; died June 3, 1846. 

E. Polly Boardman (4 \ born July 28, 1792; died April 
27, 1812; married August 11, 1810 to Joseph G. Bacon. They 
had no children. 

F. Julia (4) , born May 11, 1794; died April 18, 1874; 
married August 21, 1834 to Jacob Frederick Huber. They had 
no children. 

G. Sally ,4) , born Aug. 16, 1796; died April 10, 1873. 
H. Ebenezer (4) , born Feb. 5, 1799; died 

1. William (4) , born Apr. 4, 1802; died Sept. 24, 1827. 
J. Hannah (4) , born Aug. 12, 1804; died Apr. 10, 1857. 

10. JABEZ KELLEY (3) , son of 4. Daniel Kelley (2) and his 
second wife, married in Norwich, where his wife died about 1814. 
He afterward removed to Cleveland, where he died "when I was 
a child", says Mrs. James L. Bates, in her record. 


Children of 8. Daniel Kelley (3) 
and Jemima (Stow) Kelley. 

A race of strong men — of ancestors — inheriting marked in- 
dividuality of character. From the Stow side they seem to have 
received intellectual force, tenacity of purpose and a strong will ; 
from the Kelley side, coolness, a disposition to thorough investi- 
gation, and well balanced judgment. These characteristics, 
possessed in a greater or less degree by all these sons, together 
with a training, which breathed into them the sturdy traits of 
New England character, made them landmarks in the commun- 
ities in which they severally lived. 

None of them professed Christianity, but if unswerving 
rectitude and high moral purpose, tireless public spirit and broad 
humanity, love of truth and justice, and a broad tolerant charity 
can be called a religion, then these brothers were the most 
religious of men. 

11. DATUS KELLEY (4 \ eldest son of 8. Daniel (3) and 
Jemima (Stow) Kelley, was born at Middlefield, Conn., April 24, 
1788 and came to Lowville, N. Y. in the year 1798, when, as 
before stated, his father removed the family thither. At Low- 
ville, as we have seen, the father made some advantageous 
investments and by industry and economy accumulated a mod- 
erate property. Datus attended school at Middlefield and Low- 


ville in his boyhood, but being the eldest son, his services were 
much required upon the farm and in the mill. He early became 
proficient in surveying, and throughout his life was a student* 
not only of books, but of men and things. While, therefore, 
his early opportunities in school were limited, he nevertheless 
became a thoroughly educated man, and in his later years few 
college graduates could surpass him in breadth of reading and 
general information. 

In the spring of 1810* he took his pack upon his back and 
started on foot for the West, prospecting. His uncle, Joshua 
Stow, one of the original purchasers of the Connecticut Western 
Reserve, owned large tracts of land in what was then frequently 
called "New Connecticut," and, partly through his influence, 
partly because he was dissatisfied with the rigorous climate of 
Lowville, Datus determined to find a new home in the far West. 
He arrived in Cleveland, Ohio, on the first day of July, but his 
search for a "location" does not appear to have been successful, 
for he returned to Lowville that summer. His western fever 
does not seem, however, to have been cured. 

In 1811 he again came out to Cleveland, whither his brother 
Alfred had preceded him. This time he went to Oswego on 
foot, thence to Lewiston by vessel, from there to Black Rock on 
foot again, and then once more by vessel to Cleveland, where he 
arrived in May or early June. In a letter to Alfred dated July 
7, 1811, his father says: 

"We feel at present somewhat solicitous about Datus. Two points 
he ought particularly to guard against— one, not to settle in a place which 

*Mrs. Huntington, in her sketch, says 1809, but the compiler thinks 
that this is an error and that Datus' first visit to Ohio was not made 
until 1810. Mrs. Huntington's sketch also puts the date of Datus' mar- 
riage in 1810, whereas it occurred in 1811, indicating that she has all 
these dates one year too early. The family correspondence also corro- 
borates the compiler's conclusion. 


is likely to be unhealthy; the other, respecting a place where there is not 
a prospect of forming some society; many serious evils may attend each 
of these." 

Datus returned to Lowville in midsummer, and on August 
21, 1811, married Sara Dean*, daughter of Samuel and Mary 
(Weller) Dean of Martinsburgh, New York. Soon afterward they 
removed to Ohio, having for traveling companions his brother 
Reynolds, brother-in-law,Chester Dean, and sister-in-law Cynthia 
Dean. Like many modern bridal couples, they visited Niagara 
Falls on their wedding journey, which was made by team to 
Sackett's Harbor, boat to Fort Erie, team to Chippewa and "the 
schooner Zephyr, 45 tons burthen" from Black Rock to Cleve- 
land, where they arrived about the middle of October. 

*The Dean Family is a very old one in England. The name, origin- 
ally spelled Den or Dene, is derived from the Saxon word den or dene, 
a valley or woody place, which word is not yet quite obsolete, being 
preserved in such proper names as Taunton Dean, Castle Eden Dean, etc. 
The modern name is spelled Dean or Deane, indifferently. The first 
person of the name mentioned in the records is Robert de Dene, who 
was pincerna or butler to Edward the Confessor, and held estates both 
in Normandy and England. After the Conquest the name appears fre- 
quently and in the reigns of Edward I. and Edward 11. there were many 
distinguished knights of the name, five of whom bore coats of arms. 

The first Deans in America were Stephen and Rachel, of Plymouth. 
Stephen was one of the Pilgrims, having arrived in 1621 in the second 
vessel, the Fortune. John and Walter Deane, who are the progenitors of 
many of those now bearing the name of Deane or Dean in the United 
States, came to this country about 1637, settled first at Boston, then at 
Taunton. They probably came from Chard, near Taunton, England, and 
are supposed to have belonged to the family of Dene of Denelands, 
whose coat of arms is given in an article on the Dean family in Vol. III. 
of the New England Genealogical and Antiq. Register, p. 375. 

The first in the direct line of our ancestors, whom I have been able 
to trace with certainty, is John Deane of Dedham, Mass. It is said in the 
article above referred to that John was probably the son of Walter, who 
came over from England in 1637, but this would seem to be mere con- 
jecture. The descent of Sara Dean from John Deane of Dedham is shown 
as follows: 

1. JOHN DEANE, of Dedham, by his wife Sarah had John, b. Apr. 
25, 1677; Sarah, b. Dec. 13, 1678; Ebenezer, b. May 17, 1681; Joseph, (our 
ancestor) b. Mar. 14, 1683; Jeremiah, b. Mar. 24, 1685; Elizabeth, b. Oct. 
13, 1689; Abigail, b. June 12, 1694. 


Datus and his bride kept house in a new warehouse at the 
mouth of the Cuyahoga River during the first week or two after 
their arrival and pending the selection of their farm. They had 
the choice of lands situated in the heart of the now city of 

II. JOSEPH DEAN, of Dedham, b. Mar. 14, 1683 (or, by another 
chronology, Jan. 1, 1682-3), married May 7, 1707, Mary Faxon, whose 
genealogy is given below. Joseph was a clothier. He appears to have 
died in 1722, as administration was granted on his estate March 6, 1722. 
He left six children, Mary, Thomas, Joseph, Sarah, Elizabeth and Faxon. 

III. FAXON DEAN, (spelled Faxson in Dedham Records, and Faxton 
in Hough's Hist. Lewis Co.) was born at Dedham, Mass., Jan. 27, 1718-19 
and at the age of twelve was placed under the guardianship of his brother 
Thomas. Later he removed to Westfield, Mass. He married Mehetabel 
Cleveland, who, the records say, was -'baptized April 10, 1728." I am 
aware that family tradition says his wife was "Mehetabel Doolittle", but I 
can find no record evidence of this. Doolittle may have been her middle 
name, though middle names were not common in those days. Mehetabel 
Cleveland was the daughter of Samuel Cleveland, b. Chelmsford, Jan. 12, 
16S5, m. Sarah Boswell, Dec. 10, 1719, d. Canterbury, Oct. 1, 1727. 
Samuel Cleveland was the son of Samuel Cleveland, b. Woburn, Mass., 
June 9, 1657, and Persis Hildreth, who was b. Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 8, 
1660 and was a daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Hildreth from whom 
is lineally descended the historian, Richard Hildreth. This last named 
Samuel Cleveland was the son of Moses Cleveland, of Woburn, Mass., 
1641, the common ancestor of all the Clevelands of Massachusetts. 
Here again the ancestry of this branch of our family is the same as that 
of president Cleveland. Moses Cleveland, probably of Ipswich, England, 
came to America 1635. Sept. 26, 1648, he married Ann Winn, daughter 
of Edward and Joanna Winn, of Woburn, Mass. He died Jan. 1, 1701-2. 
See "A Genealogy of Hen). Cleveland" by Horace Gillette Cleveland, 
pub. 1879. 

Faxon Dean was drowned in April, 1807, being carried away in the 
mill at Martinsburgh, N. Y., during a freshet. (See Hough's Hist. Lewis 
Co., p. 181.) 

He had children as follows: Samuel, b. Aug. 4, 1755; Mehetabel, b. 
Sept. 6, 1760; Sarah, b. Sept. 9, 1762; Olive, b. Jan. 6, 1766. 

IV. SAMUEL DEAN, born Aug. 4, 1755; removed from Westfield, 
Mass. to Martinsburgh, N. Y., and later, in 1814, to Rockport, O., where 
he died Apr. 2, 1840; married June 17, 1784, Mary Weller, who died at 
Martinsburgh, May 30, 1812. Had children as follows: (1) Chester, 

b. April 26, 1785; d ; m. first Lucy Smith, second Abigail 

Taylor; (2) Philotta, b. Oct. 5, 1787; d. Dec. 10, 1869; m. Apollos Moore; 
{3) Sara, b. Apr. 5, 1789; d. Mar. 21, 1864; m. Datus Kelley; (4) Joseph, b. 
Mar. 9, 1791; d. Jan. 9, 1857; m. Sophia Fay; (5) Samuel, b. Jan. 13, 1793; 
d. Dec. 31, 1866; m. Effa Crowl; (6) Mary, b. 1795; m. Kirtis Gould; (7) 
Jerry, b. Dec. 25, 1795; m. Phebe Garrison; (S) Harry, b. Feb. 6, 1799; m. 
Calista Luce; (9) Cynthia, b. Feb. 9, 1801; d. Aug. 12, 1866; m. Henry 


Cleveland and lands ten miles further west on the lake shore, 
and took the latter. The old farm, for which Datus Kelley paid 
$3.18 per acre, lies about a mile west of Rocky River and origi- 
nally extended from the shores of Lake Frie to the "North Ridge" 
road, so-called. The southerly portion of this farm Mr. Kelley 
sold in 1832 to his brothers-in-law, Chester and Joseph Dean, 
in whose descendants the title to most of it still remains. The 
northerly part, consisting of about two hundred acres on the 
lake, is now (1897) the property of Hon. Clifton B. Beach. 
On this farm a log house was first built, which was afterward 
superseded by a more commodious homestead, on the lake shore, 
just east of the present residence of Mr. Beach. In the old log 
house and in the new homestead were born all the children of 
Datus and Sara Kelley. 

Until the declaration of war in 1812, Mr. Kelley had for 
neighbors a number of friendly Indians, who used to come down 
to the lake to hunt in summer, occupying some half dozen rude 

Peck; (10) Aaron Weller, b. Oct. 1, 1803; m. first, Esther Ann Weeks' 
second, Achsah Whitwood. Nearly all the children of Samuel Dean had 
very numerous families. 

V. SARA DEAN, born at Westfield, Mass., April 5, 1789; married 
Datus Kelley. 


I. THOMAS FAXON, b. England about 1601, came to America before 
1647 with wife Joanne and three children, Joanne, Thomas and Richard.. 
The records of Braintree, Mass., where he lived, contain full materials 
for his biography. He died Nov. 23, 1680. 

II. RICHARD FAXON, b. England about 1630, lived at Braintree, 
Mass. Had thirteen children: Elizabeth, Mary, Mary, Sarah, Josiah, 
Thomas, Lydia, Hannah, Ebenezer, Richard, John, Joseph and Abigail, all 
born in Braintree. He died Dec. 20, 1674. 

III. THOMAS FAXON, b. at Braintree, Mass., Aug. 2, 1662, married 
Mary Blanchard, daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna (Bates) Blanchard, 
of Weymouth, who was born Dec. l, 1662. He died in 1690, leaving two 
children, Richard and Mary. 

IV. MARY FAXON, b. Braintree, Mass., 1689, married Joseph Dean,, 
as above shown. 

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huts, half a mile west of his house. The roads were so bad that 
most of the traveling to and from Cleveland was done in canoes 
and small boats. The mails were carried on horseback from 
Cleveland to Detroit twice a week. 

When the news of Hull's surrender at Detroit came, there 
was great excitement. It was reported that the Indians were 
coming to destroy everything and kill everybody, and the settlers, 
even many of those living in Cleveland and Newburg, hastily 
sought places of safety. Mr. Kelley refused to move and in vain 
counselled his neighbors to remain in their homes. He owns that 
he pulled in his latch string and put a nail over the latch one night, 
but this was the only fastening he ever had for an outside door; 
and that solitary night was the only one, when friend or foe could 
not walk into his house unbidden, during the thirty-five years of 
his residence in Rockport. 

In 1813 Mr. Kelley was drafted into the army, but his 
brother-in-law, Chester Dean, went in his stead. 

The next twenty years were busily occupied in clearing up 
land, setting out fruit trees, superintending schools, in laying out 
roads and making surveys in various parts of the Western 
Reserve, and in all those various forms of activity, which fall to 
the lot of pioneers. 

In 1833, Datus, in company with his brother Irad, visited 
Cunningham's (now Kelley's) Island,* on the solicitation of 

*The Island took its original name from a French trader named 
Cunningham, who is said to have settled there about the year 1808, for 
the purpose of barter with the Indians. In 1812 he became involved in 
an affray with some Indians on the Island and was badly wounded. He 
escaped to the "Peninsula" in a small boat, where he died soon afterward 
from his injuries. Other squatters came during and after Cunningham's 
brief occupation. Among these are mentioned two Frenchmen, Poschile 
and Bobo, who were driven off by the Indians in 1812, Killam and his 
family and Capt. Coit from 1818 to 1820, Barnum and Grummet who in 
1825 or 1826 quarreled, the latter being shot and killed by the former. 


John W. Allen, the agent of its then owners, with a view to the 
purchase of the Island, which was at that time covered with 
valuable forests of cedar. 

August 20, 1833, the two brothers made the first purchase 
of lands (1444, T 9 ¥ 2 7 acres), comprising the westerly half of the 
Island, the consideration being one dollar and fifty cents per acre. 
Other purchases followed until the fee of the whole Island (some 
3,000 acres) was obtained. 

In 1836 Datus Kelley removed his family to the island, of 
which he remained a resident until his death. 

In 1834 the brothers shipped limestone to the value of $800 
and cedar wood and pork to the value of $400. These ship- 
ments were made from a dock, which they had built on the north 
side, known as "The Stone Dock," located near the present 
wharf of the Kelley's Island Lime and Transport Co. They soon 
had quite a community on the island, and, true to their New 
England training, at their sole expense built a frame school-house. 
In their minds two things were essential to the building up of a 
prosperous community; to make provision for the proper educa- 
tion of the rising generation, and to encourage habits of industry 
and sobriety. In the account books of Irad Kelley, we accord- 
ingly find charges of cash paid to certain of the men "for tem- 
perance," that is, a bonus or reward in addition to regular pay, 
for dispensing with the use of intoxicating liquors. 

After 1826 a number of uther settlers appeared, but none of these early 
inhabitants had or claimed any title to the land, excepting one Benj. A. 
Napier, a gigantic ruffian who terrorized the settlers and finally carried 
his pretensions to the extent of litigating the title of Datus and Irad 
Kelley. It is needless to say that Napier's claims were set aside by the 
courts. On January 1st, 1840, in accordance with the prayer of a peti- 
tion to the Legislature of Ohio, it was enacted that "All that tract and 
territory of land known as Cunningham's Island, situate on the south 
side of Lake Erie, be and the same is hereby constituted a township, to 
be known as Kelley's Island." And by that name it has ever since been 


Datus Kelley was a patriarch in the community, upon 
which he and his descendants have exercised a lasting influence. 
The development of the material resources of the island, by 
clearing its surface of cedar forests, by the introduction and cul- 
tivation of the grape and peach, which now cover over half its 
surface, by the establishment of regular communication with the 
mainland, by the opening of limestone quarries, by the building 
of a hotel and presentation to the township of a substantial stone 
town-hall* and many other enterprising and public spirited acts, 
has given even greater appropriateness to the name of the island 
than the mere original proprietorship could have done. To these 
activities Mr. Kelley added others, which for many years gave 
moral and intellectual direction and life to the community. 
Schools were established, as we have seen, and, during the earlier 
days, a semi-paternal moral supervision was exercised over the 
character of settlers to whom lands were sold; so that, until the 
time of Mr. Kelley's death, when the recent influx of foreigners 
had to some extent begun, the island community was one of 
remarkable peacefulness, intelligence and good order.f Datus 

*See illustration entitled "The Island House, Store and Town Hall at 
Kelley's island." The town hall is known as "Kelley's Hall." 

tThe population of the Island in 1840 was 68; in 1850 about 300; in 
i860, 478; in 1861, 532; in 1862, 600; in 1870, 838; in 1880, 888; in 1890, 
1156. Up to 1880, nearly fifty years after the purchase of the Island by 
Datus and Irad Kelley, there never had been a case of felony in the com- 
munity, and an arrest for misdemeanor was a most unusual occurence. 
The isolated condition of the community, especially in winter, when in 
the early days the arrival of the mails was very irregular, an interval of 
a week or ten days between posts not being infrequent, gave to island 
life a peculiarly provincial flavor, but the statistics of the post office, 
showing the number of newspapers and especially of periodicals received 
per capita, indicates a degree of intelligence and general culture, much 
greater than that of most country districts of the time. If further proof 
of this striking fact were needed, it could be discovered, among other 
things, in the establishment in 1860 and the maintenance for fifteen years 
of that remarkable manuscript newspaper, "The Islander", which was 
edited in turn by the inhabitants and read once a week during the long 
winter months to the assembled people at Kelley's Hall. Its pages dis- 
close a variety of information and ease of expression, which are unmis- 
takable indications of the culture of its editors. 


Kelley's work was more than supplemented by that of his wife, 
who, from her lifelong habit of motherly charity and her constant 
attendance at the sick bed of every member of the community, 
bore and deserved that good old name of "Aunt" amongst all the 

The original log homestead on the island stood on the west 
side of what is now called Division street, on the site of the res- 
idence of the late George Kelley. In 1843 Datus Kelley built a 
large frame residence near the steamboat landing. The excellent 
bass fishing about the Island had thus early begun to give it a 
reputation as a resort, and the hospitality of the new homestead 
was soon so taxed by visitors that in 1852 a three-story addition 
was built, and a hotel, afterward famous as "The Island House," 
was opened by Datus' eldest son Addison.* 

In 1860-61 Datus built and presented a commodious stone 
Town Hall to the Island. The first steamboat to ply regularly 
between the Island and Sandusky was the "Islander", which was 
built on the south shore of the Island, just east of where the 
Huntington homestead stands. The Islander, her successor, 
the "Island Queen", and later still the "Evening Star", as 
well as nearly every other enterprise of the early days were the 
work of Datus Kelley or his sons. 

*In the illustration entitled "Homestead of Datus Kelley on Kelley's 
Island, with later three-story addition for hotel," the two-story part on 
the right is the original homestead as built in 1843. The flat roofed three- 
story addition was built in 1852. Later the original homestead was raised 
to three stories, as shown in the illustration entitled "The Island House, 
Store and Town Hall at Kelley's Island." Ten years after Datus' death a 
large addition was made on the easterly end and a hotel accommodating 
some two hundred and fifty guests was thus formed, and for some years 
operated by Jacob Rush. The whole structure was burned in 1878. The 
store, shown in the illustration, has been owned and operated by various 
members of the Kelley family for upwards of half a century, and is still 
standing. Among those who have been connected with it are George 
Kelley, Addison Kelley, Alfred S. Kelley, Erastus Huntington, Emeline 
(Kelley) Huntington and Fredrena (Kelley) Hamilton. The Town Hall 
still stands just as it was built by Datus Kelley. 


The later years of his life were those of a student. He read 
much and wrote some articles on scientific and philosophical 
subjects for publication. 

The writer has a distinct memory of this venerable man, 
seated in his room at the Island House, engaged in almost con- 
stant study, and of his wife, full of quaint sayings, the friend of 
the children, and, indeed, of everyone who came within her 
sphere of homely activity. 

On March 21, 1864, Sara (Dean) Kelley died at the Island 
House; and on January 24, 1866, Datus Kelley died at the resi- 
dence of his youngest son, William. Both lie buried in the 
cemetery on the Island, to which they gave their name arid the 
best part of their lifework. 

In the "Islander" for January 27, 1866, we find an obituary 
notice by his fellow townsman, the Rev. M. K. Holbrook, from 
which the following extract is taken: 

"No eulogy is necessary to render permanent the virtues of him who 
for such a long time has received the respect and veneration of all who 
knew him. It is perhaps enough to say that few men have been so loved 
by a whole community. A fitting monument has been erected in the 
hearts not only of kindred, but of many who for years have looked to 
him as to a father. The Island today mourns the founder of its pros- 
perity; it mourns its Patriarch who has gone to sleep by the side of his 
beloved wife; it mourns the benevolent patron of liberal institutions; it 
mourns the father and friend from whose lips have fallen so many words 
of wisdom and kindness." 

The children of 11. Datus Kelley (4) and Sara (Dean) Kelley 
were as follows: 

17. Addison (5) , b. June 11, 1812; d. January 3l, 1895. 

18. Julius (5) , b. Feb. 3, 1814; d. Nov. 3, 1883. 

19. DANIEL (5 \ b. Sept. 26, 1815; d. June 4, 1836. 

20. Samuel (5 \ b. June 23, 1817; d. Aug. 16, 1818. 


21. Emeline (5) , b. June 10, 1819. 

22. Caroline (5) , b. Apr. 15, 1821. 

23. Betsey (5) , b. Dec. 18, 1823. 

24. Alfred Stow (5) , b. Dec. 23, 1826. 

25. William Dean (5) , b. Sept. 7, 1828; d. Sept. 12, 1892. 

12. ALFRED KELLEY (4) * second son of 8. Daniel (3) and 
Jemima (Stow) Kelley, was born at Middlefield, Connecticut, 
November 7, 1789. In 1798 his father removed to Lowville, 
N. Y., where Alfred attended the common schools and was four 
years a student at Fairfield Academy, from which institution he 
received a curious diploma bearing date Sept. 9, 1807, addressed 
"To all to whom these presents shall come," and reciting that 
"Alfred Kelley has been a member of this Academy four years, 
that he has sustained a good moral character and made laudable 
progress in acquiring the knowledge of the Arts and Sciences, 
and he is accordingly recommended to the attention and employ- 
ment of a generous public." In 1807 he entered the law office 
of Judge Jonas Piatt, of the Supreme Court of New York, where 
he remained until 1810, when he came to Cleveland, Ohio, on 
horseback in company with his uncle, Judge Joshua Stow, of 
Connecticut, Jared P. Kirtland, then a young medical student, 
and others. At the time of their arrival Cleveland contained 

*A short biographical sketch of Alfred Kelley will be found in Ap- 
pleton's American Cyclopaedia, also in Appleton's Cyclopaedia of Amer- 
ican Biography. An extended biography is "Alfred Kelley, his Life and 
IVork," by Hon. James L. Bates, 8vo. 220pp., privately printed, from the 
press of Robert Clark & Co., Cincinnati, 1888. As the sketch in the 
present volume is merely a compilation from these and a few other 
sources, it has not been thought necessary to make further acknowledg- 
ment, even by way of quotation marks where the exact language of the 
original biographer is used. 


three frame and six log houses. Its population that year was 
fifty-seven people. 

Mr. Kelley was admitted to the bar on November 7, 1810, 
and on the same day, being his twenty-first birthday, was ap- 
pointed by the court to the office of prosecuting attorney, which 
office he held by successive appointments until 1822. He was 
the prosecutor at the famous trial of the Indian murderer, John 
O'Mick, who was executed on the Public Square at Cleveland, 
June 24, 1812. He is said to have been an advocate of extra- 
ordinary force and cogency; and when he relinquished his prac- 
tice, to take charge of the construction of the Ohio Canal, of 
which he had long been an earnest projector, his business in his 
chosen profession was as large and lucrative as that of any 
attorney in Northern Ohio. 

In 1814 he began the construction of a stone house on the 
bluff overlooking Lake Erie, a short distance easterly from the 
old light house. The ground plan of this house was prepared 
by his mother, Jemima Kelley, and it was intended as the home- 
stead of his father and mother upon their arrival in Cleveland 
the following year; but before its completion Jemima Kelley died, 
and the house, which was finished in 181 8, became the Cleveland 
homestead of Alfred. To it he brought his wife in 1817, and in 
it were born his daughters, Maria, Jane, Charlotte and Adelaide 
and his son Edward.* 

Alfred Kelley was the first president of the Commercial 
Bank of Lake Erie, the first bank in Cleveland, organized in 

*This house was standing not many years ago, near the corner of 
Water and Lake Streets. It was pulled down to make room for business 
blocks. The Union Depot now stands where Alfred Kelley's children 
used to play on the beach. The house is shown in the illustration 
entitled "Homestead of Alfred Kelley in Cleveland, O., built 1815-18." 
The ground plan referred to is contained in a letter from Jemima Kelley 
to her son, Alfred, dated Lowville, N. Y., April 15, 1814. 


In June, 1814, he was elected first "president" of the Village 
of Cleveland. The same year he was elected a member of the 
Ohio House of Representatives, and, with William A. Harper, 
represented Ashtabula, Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties. He 
was the youngest member of the House, which met at Chillicothe, 
then the temporary capitol of the state, but was nevertheless 
one of its most prominent and influential members. 

He was the author, in 181 8, of the first legislative bill, either 
in this country or in Europe, to abolish imprisonment for debt. 
It failed then to become a law, but in a letter to a friend Mr. 
Kelley said: "The time will come when the absurdity, as well 
as inhumanity, of adding oppression to misfortune will be ack- 

During the session of the legislature of 1822-23, he made 
an effort to abolish all fictions in the action of ejectment, but 
could not overcome the attachment of the attorneys to useless 
forms and antiquated usages. This was one of the first steps, 
however, toward simplifying legal proceedings and preparing the 
way for our present practice. It illustrates the character of his 
mind, and its preference for clear simple statement and sound 

Among the important matters, with which he was called 
upon to deal, was the claim of the older states of the Union to 
public lands for school purposes. This claim, set forth in various 
reports submitted by the legislatures of Maryland, New Hamp- 
shire and Vermont, was referred to a committee of which Mr. 
Kelley was chairman. On Dec. 26, 1819, he submitted a com- 
mittee report, of which he was the author, dealing with the pre- 
tensions of the older states in an elaborate and convincing argu- 
ment. The report and resolutions accompanying the same were 
adopted by both branches of the legislature. After that time, 
this claim does not appear to have been urged. 


He continued at intervals a member of the legislature, first as 
representative and then as senator, from Cuyahoga and adjoin- 
ing counties, until 1823, when he was appointed, with others, 
State Canal Commissioner. 

August 25, 1817, he had married Mary Seymour Welles, 
oldest daughter of Major Melancthon Woolsey Welles* and 
Abigail (Buel) Welles.f of Lowville, New York. In a letter from 

*MAJOR MELANCTHON W. WELLES was the son of Rev Noah 
Welles of Stamford, Conn , who was bom Jan. 25, 1718 and was graduated 
from Yale College 1741. Noah Welles was a theologian of great distinc- 
tion; he was the sixth in direct line of descent from Thomas Welles of 
London, England. The following table shows the descent of Mary Sey- 
mour Welles from Thomas Welles: 

I. THOMAS WELLES, of London, Eng., b. in Essex Co., about 1570. 

ll. m HUGH WELLES, of Hartford, Conn., came from England about 

III. THOMAS WELLES, of Hadley, b. about 1625. 

IV. NOAH WELLES, of Hatfield, b. July, 1666. 

V. NOAH WELLES, of Colchester, Conn. b. Aug. 5, 1686. 

VI. NOAH WELLES, of Stamford, Conn., b. Sept. 25, 1718 m 
Abigail Woolsey. 

Dec. 6, 1770; d. at Lowville. N. Y., Feb. 7, 1857; m. Abigail Buel at Litch- 
field, Feb. 7, 1794. 

VIII. MARY SEYMOUR WELLES, b. Nov. 10, 1799; d. May 19 1882- 
m. Alfred Kelley. ' 

TABIGAIL BUEL was the daughter of Peter Buel of Litchfield, Conn 
and Mary Seymour, of Hartford, Conn. Peter Buel was descended from 
William Buel (or Beville) born in Chesterton, Huntingtonshire, England 
about 1610, who came to America in 1630 and settled at Windsor, Conn' 
Four of his sons moved to Litchfield. His eldest son Samuel married 
Deborah Gnswell. He occupied many public offices in Litchfield His 
fifth child, Deacon John Buel, married Mary Loomis Nov 13 1695 
Mary Loomis lived to a great age and on her tombstone it is recorded- 
"Mary, wife of John Buel, Esq., died Nov. 4, 1769, aged 90 years She was 
the mother of 13 children, 101 grandchildren, 247 great grandchildren 
and 22 great great grandchildren. Total, 410, of whom 336 survived her " 
The eighth child of Peter Buel was named Peter. He married Avis Col- 
lins, Dec. 18, 1734. Their son Peter Buel, Jr., married Mary Seymour 
Dec. 24, 1766. The descent of Abigail Buel from William Buel is shown 
as follows: 

I. WILLIAM BUEL, b. about 1610; wife's name, Mary. 


the young" bride to her mother, dated Cleveland, O., Oct. 29, 
1817, we have a graphic picture of their wedding journey from 
Lowville to Cleveland, which included a visit to Niagara Falls. 
As the description probably represents the luxury of travel in 
the early days, it will help us to realize what must have been the 
hardships of those less fortunate pioneers, who had to put up with 
second class accommodations on their westward migration.* 

II. SAMUEL BUEL, m. Deborah Griswell. 

III. JOHN BUEL, m. Nov. 13, 1695, Mary Loomis. 

IV. PETER BUEL, m. Dec. IS, 1734, Avis Collins. 

V. PETER BUEL, Jr., m. Dec. 1766, Mary Seymour. 

VI. ABIGAIL BUEL, b. May 3, 1770, at Litchfield, Vt; d. Oct. 29, 
1847, at Elyria, O.; m. Feb. 7, 1794, Melancthon Woolsey Welles. 

VII. MARY SEYMOUR WELLES, m. Alfred Kelley. 

AVIS COLLINS, the wife of (IV.) Peter Buel above, was the great 
granddaughter on one side of Gov. William Lute, who came to this 
country with Rev. Henry Whitfield about 1611 and settled in Guilford, 
Conn., with his wife, Ann Payne. He was Magistrate, Deputy Governor 
and Governor for forty years. His oldest son John married Mary 
Chittenden, Oct. 4, 1670; their daughter was the mother of Avis Collins. 

Mary Chittenden was the daughter of William Chittenden of Guil- 
ord, Conn., who came from East Guilford, in Sussex Co. on the British 
Channel near Kent. His wife was Joanna Shaeffe or Shafe. She was the 
daughter of Dr. Edward Shaeffe of Cranbrook, Kent, sister of the wife of 
Rev. Henry Whitfield, with whom they came to Boston. He soon went 
to New Haven and was one of the church at Guilford, June l, 1639; was 
trustee of the land purchased from the Indians for the settlement; was 
made lieutenant of the forces of the New Haven colony and magistrate 
for the rest of his life; represented twenty-seven sessions in the Connec- 
ticut legislature between 1643 and 1661 and died Feb. l, l7ll. His daugh- 
ter married John Lute. 

*This letter runs as follows: 

"I wrote to you, my dear mother, from Buffalo immediately after 
our arrival. Alfred endeavored to obtain a passage in some vessel to go 
directly up the lake, but the wind was unfair and there was only one 
vessel bound to Cleveland— which one was loaded very full of families 
who were moving. We thought best to wait a few days in hopes the 
wind would change and expecting some vessel from Cleveland would 
come in. In the meantime we visited the Falls, left Ann at the public 
house in Buffalo, where she was so well contented we could hardly per- 
suade her to leave there. The Falls equalled my expectations, but did 
not surpass them. I had formed a pretty correct idea of them from 


In 1819 commenced the struggle for a canal to connect Lake 
Erie with the Ohio river. The resources of the state were yet 

paintings. We were there only one night, and were rejoiced to go back 
again to Buffalo. The accommodations at the Falls are miserable in the 
extreme. Only one house, so you have no choice— are obliged to stay 
when once there, or go entirely without eating. I am surprised some one 
does not go there and put up a more comfortable house. If anyone is 
obliged to keep tavern, that is, in my opinion, one of the best stands in 
the country. The man who pretends to keep has made a great deal of 
money the past summer. We returned to Buffalo Sunday. The wind 
changed in the night, so all the vessels went out that were ready. Mon 
day we learnt that the Eagle, a vessel belonging to Cleveland, expected 
to go up the lake in six or seven days. Alfred thought if we waited so 
long to take a passage in that one the wind might again be unfavorable 
and, as his business required his immediate return, we concluded to come 
by land. Sarah and myself, particularly me, felt very much disappointed 
and very low spirited to think of jolting over the road six days longer, 
but. the event has proved that Alfred knew much better than we did 
what was proper to do. The vessel that left Buffalo before us has been 
driven back by contrary winds and has not yet reached here. We trav- 
elled over the most awful roads you can possibly conceive of. I had no 
idea that roads could be so intolerable, if any one had tried to make 
them as bad as they could. The first day we rode nineteen miles, stayed 
at a log tavern, which was crowded with movers, who spread their beds 
so thick upon the floor you could not step without stepping on some- 
one. We, however, fared much better than we did at that fashionable 
resort, the Falls. The next day early we started again, rode some dis- 
tance on the beach around the points of rocks in the water, where the 
waves dashed over the backs of the horses. Should have rode about 
four miles on the beach and in the lake, had the lake been calm, and by 
that means avoided the four mile woods between Buffalo and Cataraugus, 
which road is a terror to all who move into this country. Sarah and ! 
walked four miles that day. Alfred drove the carriage and by crooking 
about avoided the main travelled road and got safely through without 
even breaking the carriage. We saw several wagons stuck in the mud, 
children crying, women discouraged, etc., etc. We can only, however, 
say we have seen some of the hardships of a new country, but have not 
experienced them. The country through which we travelled is very new, 
some excellent land, very good looking farms, a great many fruit trees 
everywhere along the road. We reached here just a week from the day 
we left Buffalo. The day was very pleasant when we came in town. 
The village looked much more pleasant than I had dared to expect. 
Alfred's house is very pleasantly situated. 1 think it is the pleasantest 
in town. 1 was received very affectionately by all the family, particularly 
the old gentleman." 

The house to which the writer of the foregoing letter refers as 
"Alfred's", is the one shown in the illustration entitled "Homestead of 
Alfred Kelley in Cleveland, Ohio, etc." The "old gentleman" is, of 
course, Daniel Kelley. 


undeveloped, and most of its six hundred thousand inhabitants 
were poor. The project had few supporters, and the foresight, 
courage and perseverance required for such an undertaking, under 
the conditions then existing, can hardly be realized in this age of 
railways and great industrial enterprises. 

Alfred Kelley had earlier been an enthusiastic believer in the 
importance and practicability of the canal from the Hudson 
river to Lake Erie,* and now he threw himself heart and soul 
into the proposition to construct a waterway, which should do 
for Ohio what the Erie Canal had done for New York. 

In 1822, as one of the canal commission which had been 
appointed at the preceding session, Mr. Kelley presented to the 
Senate the report of the Commissioners. In the Spring of 1823 » 
together with Micajah T. Williams of Cincinnati, he went to. 
New York to inspect the New York canals and investigate their 
operation. When the project was finally authorized by the legis- 
lature, he was recognized as its responsible head. 

*In a letter of Dr. Kirtland, in which he gives an account ot his jour- 
ney with Joshua Stow, Alfred Kelley and others to the West in 1810, he 
says of the Erie Canal project: 

"The suggestion in the public estimation was Utopian, as it was in 
the opinion of the older members of our travelling company. Our 
journey was along the route subsequently selected for that great work. 
Mr. Kelley was a tirm believer in both its importance and practicability. 
It was the subject of almost constant debate, not only in our travelling 
coterie, but at most of our stopping places, and among all classes of 
people. On Mr. Kelley devolved the task of defending the project, 
which he did on all occasions with a skill and enthusiasm that excited 
the admiration of every one, but which entitled him to the rank of a 
monomaniac in the estimation of the older and more conservative por- 
tions of his hearers. Conservatism was then the order of the day among 
statesmen, politicians and financiers. 

"His example and influence over myself during that journey I have 
felt through life. They were the best and most effective schooling I ever 
received. Bashful, timid and unstable at that time, 1 could not fail to 
admire in him such prominent and opposite traits of character; and 
though I was then prone to consider him as severe and dogmatical, yet 
1 was a full believer in all he said, as well as secretly an admirer of his 
mode of doing. Of course I adopted, to some extent, him as a model 
and oracle." 


The Ohio Canal is a monument to the enterprise, energy, 
integrity and sagacity of Alfred Kelley. He was at all times its 
foremost advocate, and, from the inception of the work to its 
completion, was the leading member of the board of commission- 
ers. During the construction of the canal, every part of the 
work was subjected to his supervision. Contractors soon learned 
that no fraud or artifice could escape his vigilance. He was in- 
flexibly true to the interests of the state, and sacrificed both his 
health and his private interests in his untiring devotion to the 

The dimensions of the Ohio Canal were the same as those 
of the Erie Canal in New York, but the number of locks was 
nearly twice as great. No canal in this country, or in Europe, of 
equal length, had been constructed at as small a cost per mile, or 
at so small an advance on the original estimate. 

The Canal was practically finished in 1832, but Mr. Kelley 
remained at the head of the Commission until 1834, when the 
entire system was in successful operation. He then resigned his 
position as a commissioner, in order to regain his health, which 
had been affected by close application to the duties of his office, 
and to devote himself to private affairs. 

The result of this great public improvement fully justified 
the faith of its promoters. Agriculture, commerce and manufac- 
tures grew rapidly; and on this, her first great work, as a foun- 
dation, have been built up that wealth and influence, which have 
given to Ohio a place among the foremost of the American 

*The following illustration, among many, of his lofty sense of honor 
as a public official is mentioned by his biographer, Judge Bates. He re- 
fused to purchase a farm, which he very much desired, but which would 
be enhanced in value by one of the canal feeders. He would not even 
enter into negotiations for this land, until the canal was completed and 
all possibility of advantage to himself from that source was at an end 


During the construction of the Canal, Mr. Kelley removed 
his family first to Akron, and in. October, 1830, to Columbus, 
where he resided the remainder of his life. In Columbus he 
built, as his homestead, after designs by himself, the massive 
stone house with porticoes supported by monolith columns, 
which still stands in the midst of its spacious grounds on Broad 
street in the heart of the city* 

In October, 1836, Mr. Kelley was elected to the Ohio House 
of Representatives from Franklin County, and was afterward re- 
elected to the same office in the next legislature. He introduced, 
at this time, legislation providing for the appointment of a State 
School Commissioner, which resulted in the establishment of the 
school system as a part of the state government. 

He also had the satisfaction, soon afterward, of seeing ac- 
complished his purpose, long entertained and persistently urged, 
of abolishing imprisonment for debt. 

He was chairman of the Whig State Central Committee in 
1840, and was one of the most active and influential managers 
of that campaign in which Gen. Harrison was elected to the 
presidency. The platform, consisting of a series of resolutions, 
the most material portion of which he had prepared before the 
state convention, formed the basis of the proceedings of all the 
subsequent conventions in other states. 

He was appointed State Fund Commissioner in 1840. In 
1841 and 1842 a formidable party arose in the legislature and 
state, which advocated the non-payment of the maturing interest 
on the State debt, and the repudiation of the debt itself. The 

*See illustration entitled, "Homestead of Alfred Kelley, Columbus, 
O., built 1832-36." In this house were probably entertained more illus- 
trious visitors during the life of its builder, than in any other home in 
the state. The homestead is now the residence of his son, 35. Alfred 


finances of the State had become so badly deranged, that fears 
were entertained that its obligations could not be met. Mr. 
Kelley went to New York and was able to raise nearly a quarter 
of a million of dollars on his own personal security, by which 
means the interest was paid at maturity and the State of Ohio 
saved from repudiation. He was esteemed by all as the savior 
of the honor of the State.* 

In May, 1842 he went to Europe for the purpose of floating 
securities, necessary to relieve the still embarrassed finances of 
the State, and continued to serve as a member of the Fund Com- 
mission until March, 1843, when the Board was re-organized by 
a law then passed. 

In 1844 Mr. Kelley was elected to the State Senate from the 
Franklin Co. district. He was re-elected in 1845. It was during 
this time that he originated the bill to organize the State Bank of 
Ohio and other banking companies, which was generally admitted 
by bankers and financiers to be the best banking law then 
known. It formed the basis of the national banking law after- 
wards passed, of which many portions are almost literally copied 
from the Ohio law. 

While Mr. Kelley was a member of the legislature, many 
other valuable general laws originated with him, and most of the 
measures requiring investigation and profound thought were 
entrusted to his care. Among these were important reforms in 

*Judge Swan bears testimony to Alfred Kelley's services in this crisis 
as follows: 

"Great as the debt undoubtedly is, which the citizens of the State 
owe to Mr. Kelley for his long and faithful legislative labors, it is small, 
even insignificant, in comparison to that due him for other services, ser- 
vices of which no evidence is preserved in the public archives, and which 
are only known, in their full extent, to a very limited number of his sur- 
vivors. It is a fact, however, still susceptible of proof by living wit- 
nesses, that his exertions and personal sacrifices, with but little aid from 
others, saved the State from repudiation." 


the methods of taxation and revenue, all tending to the equaliza- 
tion of the burdens borne by the taxpayers, and the placing of 
the State's finances upon a sound basis. 

At the end of his senatorial term, Mr. Kelley was elected 
president of the Columbus and Xenia Railroad Company, which 
enterprise he was actively engaged upon until it was finished. 
In 1847 he also accepted the presidency of the Cleveland, Colum- 
bus and Cincinnati Railroad, and carried on that work with his 
usual energy and ability, his labors in the construction of these 
railroads being only surpassed by those upon the Ohio Canal. 
With his own hands he dug the first shovelful of earth and laid 
the last rail. 

In 1850 he was chosen president of the Cleveland, Paines- 
ville and Ashtabula Railroad Company (afterward absorbed in 
the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern) and was soon actively 
engaged in the construction of that road. During this period 
occurred the famous riots of Erie and Harbor Creek, in opposition 
to the construction of the road through Pennsylvania. The suc- 
cess of the company in this contest was largely due to Mr. Kel- 
ley's efforts. After the completion of these roads he resigned 
the presidency of their respective companies, but continued an 
active director in them to the time of his death. 

Mr. Kelley closed his public career as a member, from 
Columbus, of the State Senate of 1857. During the last year of 
this service his health was declining, yet such was his fidelity to 
his trust that he went daily to the Senate, and he carried through 
several important measures for the purpose of ascertaining the 
condition of the State treasury and securing the safety of the 
public funds. He was earnest in his endeavors to procure a trial 
by jury in the case of fugitive slaves. To his mind it seemed 
monstrous that a human being could be seized in one state and 


carried off to another without a trial; but, upon examination by 
the Judiciary Committee, it was ascertained that the State was 
powerless and could only protest against such wrong and 

The session of 1857 was the first to be held in the present 
State House. On January 6 of that year there was a formal 
celebration of the occupancy of the Capitol, and Mr. Kelley was 
selected to deliver the address of welcome. 

At the end of this term in the Senate, he was the oldest 
member of the legislature, as, in 1814, he had been the youngest. 
His health was much broken down. His tireless exertions on 
behalf of the public had undermined his vigorous constitution 
and he seemed to be gradually wasting away without any settled 
disease. He was only confined to his room a few days before 
his death, which took place on December 2, 1859. 

It has been said of him that few persons have ever lived 
who, merely by personal exertions, have left behind them more 
numerous and lasting monuments of patient and useful labor. 
Probably Ohio owes more of her material development to him 
than to any one citizen she has ever had. 

Mr. Yaple, in his "Reminiscences", says of him: 
"When an extended history of Ohio shall be written, he will fill many 
and its most important pages. I can do no more than give a few 
examples, from my own observation, illustrating the character of the 
man. In stature, Mr. Kelley was between five feet ten and eleven inches; 
he was compactly built, neither broad nor slender; his head was set 
firmly, his appearance being that of a man carved out of a block of 
marble. He neither affected popular manners nor sought popularity. 
He possessed, emphatically, the foriiter in re, with but little or none of 
the suaviter in modo. His mind worked with the accuracy of the 
geometric lathe, and his action and conduct adhered strictly to the lines 
of his ideas. This made him unpopular with all who sought, from per- 
sonal interest or supposed better information, to induce him to depart 
from or vary plans or purposes he had formed. To such he listened 


with impatience, and showed but little respect, but adhered firmly to his 
purpose and moved straight toward the object he had in view. This 
enabled him to construct the canals within the time and for the sums 
estimated. He would not vary the proper line of the work to accommo- 
date any local interests, and this caused many people to feel hardly 
toward him; but, feeling that he was right, he was heedless of their 
clamor and opposition. One would hardly expect to find a poetical 
nature in such a man; yet I was astonished to find how intimate he was 
with Shakespeare and Milton. He seemed to me to have memorized the 
principal parts of the works of both. 

"Shortly after I entered the Legislature, and had become acquainted 
with him, he gave me some directions as to the proper course to pursue, 
which, I think, could be followed with advantage to the country and 
themselves by congressmen and legislators. Said he: 

" l. If a matter be under consideration about which you are indif- 
ferent, say nothing, and, as a rule, vote 'No'. A negative vote will always 
-be less to your injury, and give you less trouble than an affirmative one. 

" 2. If it be, in your judgment, wrong, always oppose it squarely 
and determinedly. 

"3. If you favor the general object of the bill, but think the pro- 
visions and details of it are inadequate, or not practical, begin by pre- 
senting a better, or you will be regarded as a mere captious objector, or, 
at best, a critic more or less respectable, but will tacitly confess yourself 
incapable of doing what you admit ought to be done; and you will ex- 
pose yourself to the danger of being thought a secret enemy of the 
measure but too cowardly and insincere to openly avow your hostility. 

"4. Before preparing or introducing a bill, carefully examine all 
the legislation affecting the subject in any manner, and consider what 
the common law would be in the absence of all legislation. Should your 
bill pass, after you have framed its provisions with such knowledge, it 
will have the merit, at least, of not confusing the law and thus breeding 

"He then said that he could not recall any instance in which any 
statute framed by him had ever had a disputed construction by any de- 
partment of the government or in any court. 

"Were these rules observed by those who introduce bills in the leg- 
islature, there would be far fewer of them; they would be less volumin- 
ous; and our laws would be much wiser and freer from confusion and 

"He despised cant and hypocrisy 

'His love of order was almost extreme. 

"His love of punctuality in keeping hours set for meetings appointed 
for any purpose, was carried into social life." 

His friend Henry Clay said of him: "Mr. Kelley had too 
much cast iron in his composition to be popular." Yet his local 
and personal attachments were unuusally strong, and his affection 
for his family was intense. 

A tall, well proportioned, and massive obelisk of stone 
marks the spot where his body lies; and a laborer, who knew 
him well, after examining it, said: "It is just like him." 

His wife, Mary Seymour (Welles) Kelley, died May 19, 

The children of Alfred Kelley and Mary Seymour (Welles) 
Kelley were as follows: 

26. Maria (5) , b. July 15, 1818; d. Mar. 21, 1887. 

27. Jane (5 \ b. Feb. 20, 1820; d. Oct. 16, 1897. 

28. Charlotte (5 \ b. April 8, 1822; d. Oct. 4, 1828. 

29. EDWARD C5 \ b. April 23, 1824; d. July 28, 1825. 

30. Adelaide (5) , b. June 28, 1826; d. Sept. 25, 1826. 

31. Henry (5 \ b. Sept. 18, 1828; d. Aug. 20, 1830. 

32. Helen (5 \ b. April 3, 1831. 

33. Frank (5 >, b. Mar. 9, 1834; d. Oct. 6, 1838. 

34. Annie 15) , b. Aug. 6, 1836; d. Feb. 20, 1888. 

35. Alfred* 5 \ b. Sept. 8, 1839. 

36. Katherine (5) , b. Sept. 30, 1841. 


13. IRAD KELLEY (4 \* third son of 8. Daniel (3) and 
Jemima Stow Kelley, was born at Middlefield, Connecticut, 
October 24, 1791. In 1798 his father removed to Lowville, 
New York. In May, 1812, when twenty years old, Irad volun- 
teered as a private in the army, then being raised, and shouldered 
a gun to defend Ogdensburg against the British, whose forces 
were stationed in sight on the opposite shore of the St. Lawrence 
River. In October, 1812, he visited Ohio and purchased a farm 
in Graughton, Huron County, near Green Springs. While 
planting corn there in the spring of 1813, a neighboring family, 
by the name of Snow, was captured by the Indians, who killed 
Mrs. Snow and her infant child and carried the remainder of 
them, eleven in all, into captivity. In 1813 he was again in the 
army, for he says in his notes: "I was with Gen'l Harrison at 
Fort Meigs in 1813", and during the same year he served as pilot 
to the fleet from Toledo, arriving at Put-in Bay shortly after 
Perry's Victory. 

Later in life he received a pension for his military services 
in the war of 1812, which was continued until his death. 

In April, 1813, he came to Cleveland to settle, starting in 
business soon afterward, and in Janury, 1815, had completed the 
first brick building in that place. In this building he and his 
brother Reynolds lived for a time, and in it Irad opened a general 
merchandise store and conducted a prosperous business until he 
retired in 1851. He was one of the twelve voters at the first 
election of the village in 1814, at which his brother Alfred was 
elected its first president. On Dec. 31, 1817, he was commis- 
sioned post-master of Cleveland, succeeding his father to that 

*The following biographical sketch is given substantially as written 
by Mr. Norman E. Hills, a grandson of Irad Kelley, from data in his 
possession, at Cleveland in 1896. I have ventured to make a few alter- 
ations, based upon well authenticated material in my hands. — H.A.K. 


office, which he held until his removal in 1829. The post-office 
was kept in his store and undoubtedly aided much in bringing 
custom. The annual receipts at that time amounted to barely 
$500.00, one-fourth of which he received as post-master, from 
which he had to pay all expenses of the office. 

On August 5, 1819, he married Harriet Pease* a young 

*HARRIET PEASE, born in Vermont, Sept. 26, 1800, died in Cleveland, 
Feb. 11, 1862, was the daughter of George and Esther (Thompson) Pease. 
She was of that family known as the Enfield Peases. Robert Pease, the 
progenitor of the Enfield Peases, was the son of Robert and Margaret 
Pease of Great Baddow, Essex Co., England. He came from Ipswich, 
Eng. in the ship "Francis" in April 1634, accompanied by his brother 
John and eldest son Robert. He settled at Salem, Mass., where he died 
1644, aged about 37 years. 

His son John settled in Enfield, Conn., where his descendants have 
formed a considerable part of the population of the town ever since. 

George Pease, her father, removed from Enfield to Vermont, where 
Harriet was born, but soon after came to Hudson, Ohio, with Squire 
Hudson. In the war of 1812 he was commissary for Gen'l Harrison, 
stationed at Sandusky. He was a fur trader, and died in New Orleans, 
whither he had gone for the sale of pelts. 

The Pease family emigrating first to America came from England. 
The name has been common there for the past three hundred years, or 
as far back as the registers have been kept to show it. 

The English Peases are said to be of German origin and their emigra- 
tion is placed at a much later period than when the Saxons made their 
conquest in England. They came from Germany some four or five hun- 
dred years ago. It would seem by the family coat of arms that the 
English Peases were in Germany as late as A.D. 971, as Otho II. was 
monarch of Germany from 972 to 981 A.D. Coats of arms used in a 
family often give a clue to the origin of the name. The coat of arms 
granted by Otho II. had as its crest an eagle head erased, the beak hold- 
ing a stalk of pea-haulm, which makes it appear that ihe family had in 
some way been associated with the pea plant. 

Harriet Pease was of the eighth generation in descent from Gov. Wm. 
Bradford. Her great grandmother, the wife of Ebenezer Pease, of the 
sixth generation, was Mary Terry, who was the great grand daughter of 
Alice Bradford, the grand daughter of Wm. Bradford, the governor of 
Plymouth Colony. The Terrys were military men, Mary Terry's father, 
grandfather and great grandfather all serving as officers in the Colonial 
militia; as major, captain and sergeant, respectively, while one of her 
brothers was a colonel in the Revolutionary army. 

The descent of Harriet Pease from Robert Pease is shown by the 

following table: 


lady of such rare beauty that she was known as the "Lily of 
Ohio." Nothing illustrates his impetuous and ardent disposition 

I. ROBERT PEASE, of Great Baddow, Essex Co., England, who 
never came to America. His wife, Margaret, came, a widow. 

II. ROBERT PEASE, b England 1607; d. Salem, Mass., 1644; married 
Marie , probably French. 

III. JOHN PEASE, b. England 1630; d. Enfield, Ct., 1689; m. Mary 
Godell, who d. 1669. 

IV. ROBERT PEASE, b. Salem 1656 ;d. Enfield, Ct., 1698; m. Abigail 

V. EBENEZER PEASE, b. Enfield 1677; d. Enfield, 1740; m. Mindwell 

VI. EBENEZER PEASE, b. Enfield, 1719; d. Enfield, 1784; m. Mary 
Terry, daughter of Major Ephrahim Terry and Ann Collins. Major 
Ephrahim Terry was son of Captain Samuel Terry of Springfield, Mass., 
who was the son of Sergeant Samuel Terry b. at Barnet, Eng., 1632-4, 
came to Springfield, Mass., t650, and married Ann Lobdell, 1660. Ann 
Collins was the daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Collins, first minister of 
Enfield, b. 1672; d. 1756; m. Alice Adams, 1701, who was a daughter of 
Rev. Wm. Adams (second minister of Dedham, Mass.) and Alice Bradford, 
daughter of Major William Bradford, and granddaughter of Gov. Wm. 
Bradford of Plymouth. 

VII. EBENEZER PEASE, b. Enfield, Oct. 16, 1742; m. his second 
cousin, Hulda Pease. 

VIII. GEORGE PEASE, b. Enfield Dec. 26, 1776; d. New Orleans, 1845; 
m. Oct. 15, 1797, Esther Thompson, of Goshen, Conn. The genealogy 
of Esther Thompson is given in the note below. Children of George 
Pease and Esther Thompson Pease: Harriet, b. Hubbardston, Vf, Sept. 
25, 1800; d. Feb. 11, 1862; m. Irad Kelley; Sylvester, b. Hudson, O., Jan. 
5, 1803; Norman, b. Hudson, O., July 28. 1805; Jesse Thompson, b. 
Hudson, O., Feb. 9, 1808; Hulda Ann, b. Hudson, 0., May 29, 1815, m. 
Morris Hepburn; Lucretia Martha, b. Cleveland; O., Sept. 5, 1815, m. 
Prentiss Dow; resides in Claremont, N. H. 

IX. HARRIET PEASE, who married Irad Kelley, b. Sept. 25, 1800; d. 
Feb. 11, 1862. 

Esther Thompson, wife of George Pease, was born in Goshen, Ct., 
Feb. 24, 1777. She was the daughter of Steven and Mary Walter Thomp- 
son. She emigrated with her husband from Goshen, Ct. to Hubbardston, 
Vt, and from thence to Hudson, O., in 1800, and from Hudson to Cleve- 
land about the close of the war of 1812. She was one of the first and 
oldest members of the First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland. For 
thirty years previous to her death, she had made her home with her 
daughter, Mrs. Irad Kelley. Notwithstanding the many privations and 
hardships which she was called upon to bear as a pioneer in a new 
country, she lived to a good old age in full possession of her health and 


better than the story of their courtship. Miss Pease had refused 
to marry him on several occasions, but during her absence on a 

faculties, and in the eighty-fourth year of her age she made a visit to her 
son in Cuyahoga Falls, where she was taken sick and died April 16, i860. 
The following genealogical list, compiled by Miss L. Belle Hamlin, of 
Elyria, Ohio, shows the descent of Esther Thompson from Thomas 
Thompson of England. 

I. THOMAS THOMPSON, Esqr., of Sandwich, Eng., Merchant. 

II. HENRY THOMPSON, Gent, of Senex, Eng.. b. Oct. 20, 1648; m. 
Dorothy Honeywood, daughter ot Robert Honeywood, Gent., of Pitt 
Charing, Eng,, and Mary Atwater, b. 1527; they m. in 1543 and lived at 
Lenham, 'Royal Manor Houie." Mary Atwater was daughter of Robert 
Atwater, Jr.. of Putwood, Esquire, and Katherine Bright; he d. 1565; his 
father was Robert Atwater, Gent, of Putwood, Ospringe, Eng.; will made 
1522. Their children, Robert, Mary, Judith, John, Elizabeth, lived in 
England; and Anthony, William and John, original proprietors of New 
Haven, 1638. 

III. ANTHONY THOMPSON, planter of New Haven, bap. Aug. 30. 

1612, Lenham, Eng., d. Mch. 1647; m. 1st, ■ of Eng.; her 

children, Anthony, John (the eldest) and Bridget; 2nd, Mathron , 

New Haven; her children, Anna. Lydia and Ebenezer. 

IV. JOHN THOMPSON (Capt.), bap. Aug. 31, 1628, Lenham, Eng., 

called Mr., also Capt. (mariner); m. Helena , who d. Apr. 8, 1690; 

he d. June 2, 1707. Children were John, William, Joseph, Samuel, Sarah. 

V. SAMUEL THOMPSON (Capt.), b. May 12, 1669, New Haven; d. 
March 26, 1749; m. Rebecca (b. Dec. 10, 1673) daughter of Lieut. Gov. 
James Bishop, Merchant. Was Ensign, Lieutenant, and Captain in 
Colonial Wars; d. at Goshen, Ct. Children were Samuel, James, Amos, 
Gideon, Rebecca, Juda (l), Juda (2), Enos. Mrs. James Bishop's maiden 
name was Elizabeth Tompkins. 

VI. GIDEON THOMPSON (Deacon), b. Dec. 25, 1704, New Haven; 
d. May, 1759, at Hartford; resided Goshen, Ct.; Representative in General 
Assembly five times; m. Lydia, daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Bradley) 
Punderson, Jan. 9, 1729. She d. at Goshen, 1802. Children were Elisha, 
David, Stephen, James, Lydia, Chloe, Lois. 

VII. STEPHEN THOMPSON (Deacon), b. Apr. 20, 1734, at New Haven; 
resided at Goshen, Ct.; served in war of 1812; d. at Hudson, O., at age of 
96; m. Mary, daughter of William and Patience (Clark) Walter. She was 
b. May 27, 1742, at Goshen; d. in Hudson, 0. Children were Ruth, b. 
1760; Abraham, b. 1762; Stephen, b. 1764; Mary, b. 1766; Martha, b. 1771; 
Esther, b. Feb. 24, 1777. This family emigrated to Hudson, O., in 1800. 
He served in the Continental Army. 

VIII. ESTHER THOMSON, who m. George Pease, Oct. 15. 1797, was 
b. Feb. 24, 1777, at Goshen, Ct; d. Cuyahoga Falls, Apr. 16, 1860. 

This family has a coat of arms; the crest is an arm, the hand grasp- 
ing a bundle of wheat; beneath is a shield in various colors and designs 
"In lumine Luce" inscribed below. 


visit to her uncle at Hudson, Ohio, Mr. Kelley obtained the 
consent of her mother to marry her, and without loss of time 
mounted his horse and rode to Hudson, leading another for his 
intended wife's return journey. Upon his arrival he announced 
his purpose, and told Miss Pease that her mother had consented 
to their marriage. Without delay they rode away to Cleveland, 
where they were soon afterward wedded. 

In 1833 Irad joined with his brother Datus in the purchase 
of Kelley's Island,* and although not so closely identified with 
the development thereof as Datus, because of his residence at a 
distance, yet many of the forward steps of the insular community 
in prosperity were due to his business capacity. It may be inter- 
esting to future generations of Islanders to know that the names 
"The Tiber", "Little Mountain" and other localities were given 
by Irad, of whose sense of humor they furnish striking evidence. 

In Cleveland he purchased and owned, at one time, a large 
amount of real estate, part of which is still the property of his 
heirs. He built his home, about 1833, on a magnificent piece of 
property on Euclid Avenue, extending to Superior Street on the 
north. The site of the homestead is now occupied by the resi- 
dence of Mr. T. Sterling Beckwith, but originally included the 
property now owned by George Worthington, Charles F. Brush, 
J. H. Wade and Sylvester T. Everett. The homestead, which is 
shown in the illustration, was taken down in 1865. 

This old homestead in its palmy days was a favorite resort 
of Mr. Kelley's many friends and relatives, for he kept open 
house to all. Many of his relatives would spend months at his 
house on invitation, while a number of his nieces and nephews 
owe much to him for their education. His was a generous heart. 
His high spirits prompted him to cut many a "caper". Even to 

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his latest days he was proud to show his agility by leading in a 
cotillion or cutting a "pigeon wing"; while his exceedingly well 
stored mind and natural brightness made him a most entertaining 
host. Perhaps no man ever lived in Cleveland of whose sayings 
and doings more amusing anecdotes are told. Some of these 
stories, notably that of the eleven men, whom, as foreman of a 
jury, which would not agree with him, he reported to the court 
as "the eleven contrariest men" he ever saw in his life, have 
obtained national currency * 

He was very fond of a joke, and was an inveterate story 
teller, but singularly enough was very slow to catch "the point" 
himself, and it happened not infrequently that he would burst 
into uncontrollable laughter after hearing a funny story, when 
everyone else had recovered from merriment. He appreciated a 
joke on himself as much as on anyone else, and his temper was 
as quick to subside as it was to arise.f 

In stature he was a man of medium height, stated in a pass- 
port, which has been preserved, as five feet eight inches. His 
figure was spare, eyes blue, complexion florid, and his features, 

*It is interesting to know that as this jury was unable to agree, it 
was shut up in a room for the night and locked in. The men got to 
"sky larking" and after a time became very hungry. Irad, (who was re- 
sponsible for the affair) volunteered to go out on a foraging expedition. 
They accordingly let him down from the window by means of a rope 
made of bed sheets, etc. Upon his return he was hauled up with an 
ample supply of provisions and they had a fine spread at his expense. 
It is to be feared that their deliberations that night were not of the most 
serious nature. 

tThe following anecdote is told illustrating this trait. His son 
Henry, having provoked him by some saucy reply, Irad started after him 
to administer corporal punishment. Henry ran into the carriage house 
and by clever dodging around the carriages, managed to elude his father, 
who, in the meantime, was waxing furious. In a paroxysm of rage Irad 
grasped a large straw which lay on the floor and, with that in his hand, 
continued the chase, much to the amusement of Henry, who commenced 
to laugh. Irad, suddenly realizing the ridiculousness of the situation, 
was unable to proceed further for laughter, and gave up the pursuit. 


as will be seen from the portrait inserted in this volume, of 
unusual strength. The Roman nose, prominent chin and firm 
mouth are those of no commonplace person. 

He was an advocate of many reforms, which, with certain 
eccentricities of manner, marked him as "peculiar". It is to be 
remarked, however, that many of his favorite ideas, formerly 
much ridiculed, are today receiving the serious thought of the 
world. Among these are phonetic spelling, "women's rights," 
and "arbitration". 

Like Mr. Wegg in "Our Mutual Friend", he "occasionally 
dropped into poetry", and expressed his ideas in verse. This 
little weakness probably deprived him of many converts. He 
wrote many articles and political songs, which appeared in the 
daily papers at the time, and in 1854 published a treatise on 
Railroad Routes to the Pacific, pointing out several practicable 
routes, which have since been substantially used in the construc- 
tion of our present trans-continental roads. 

He was very active in advocating the extension of Superior 
and Ontario Streets through the Public Square. His articles in 
the papers on the subject probably had considerable to do with 
the final accomplishment of this improvement. He would never 
go around the Square, as customary, but would always climb 
the fence and "cut across lots," probably hoping by force of 
example to influence others. 

In 1856 he visited California, going by way of the Isthmus 
of Panama, and purchased 100 acres of land at San Diego. 

Even at the age of 84 his vigor seemed unimpaired. In 
1875 he started for Brazil, but while awaiting the arrival of his 
daughter, Martha, who was to have accompanied him, he was 
taken suddenly ill with pleurisy, and died at the St. Charles 
Hotel, New York City, Jan. 21, 1875. He is buried in Lake 
View Cemetery, Cleveland, O. 


His wife, Harriet (Pease) Kelley, had died Feb. 11, 1862. 
The children of Irad Kelley and Harriet (Pease) Kelley were 
as follows: 

37. Gustavus (5 \ b. May 20, 1820; d. Oct. 11, 1824. 

38. George (5 \ b. Sept. 1, 1822; d. March 26, 1893. 

39. Mary (5 \ b. Nov. 9, 1824; d. July 9, 1825. 

40. EDWIN (5) , b. Aug. 2, 1826; d. Nov. 11, 1862. 

41. Charles (5 \ b. Sept. 22, 1828; d. Oct., 1876. 

42. Franklin' 5 \ b. March 5, 1831 ; d. Sept. 29, 1871. 

43. Martha Louisa (5) , b. Feb. 23, 1833. 

44. Norman (5) , b. July 9, 1836. 

45. Laura Harriet (5) , b. Mar. 18, 1839. 

46. William Henry Harrison (5 \ b. May 27, i84l;d. 
Oct., 1886. 

14. JOSEPH REYNOLDS KELLEY (4) * fourth son of 
8. Daniel' 3) and Jemima (Stow) Kelley, was born at Middlefield, 
Conn., Mar. 29, 1794, removed to Lowville, New York, with his 
parents in 1798, receiving here his education. In the winter of 
1814 he removed to Cleveland, Ohio, where he actively engaged 
in business in partnership with his brother Irad. He became the 
owner of considerable land in what is now the heart of the city,, 
and, like his brothers Irad and Thomas, bought and sold much 
real estate in the early days of Cleveland. 

*The compiler has been unable to secure data from which to prepare 
a biographical sketch of Joseph Reynolds Kelley. This is the more to 
be regretted on account of the beneficent gift of his son Horace to the 
city ot Cleveland, which lends added interest to the subject of the latter's 


January 10, 1814, he married Betsey Gould. The old 
homestead, shown in our illustration, in which his son Horace 
was born, is still standing on the northwest corner of Bank and 
Lake Streets. 

Joseph Reynolds Kelley died at Cleveland, Ohio, August 
23, 1823. 

The only child of Joseph Reynolds Kelley and Betsey 
(Gould) Kelley was 

47. HORACE (5) , b. July 18, 1819; d. Dec. 4, 1890. 

15. THOMAS MOORE KELLEY (4) * fifth son of 8. 
Daniel U) and Jemima (Stow) Kelley, was born at Middlefield, 
Conn., March 17, 1797, and, with his parents, removed to Low- 
ville, N. Y., in 1798, where, as in the case of his brothers, he was 
educated, being one of the first students of Lowville Academy, 
of which his father was one of the founders. He also attended 
Onondaga Academy. 

We find the following incident of his childhood in the diary 
of an early settler of Lowville, under date May 20, 1799: 

"At Kelley's, his child Thomas fell into his saw-mill pond, and lay 
there as near as we could judge at least a quarter of an hour. Every 
appearance of life and heat was gone. After much pains we restored 
him to life. He lay floating on the pond."t 

*Much of the following article is taken from a sketch of Mr. Kelley 
by Hon. J. W. Allen published in the History of Cuyahoga County, com- 
piled by Crisfield Johnson, Cleveland, 1879. The compiler regrets that 
the account of his life, like that of his brothers, Datus, Alfred and Irad, 
has not been prepared by one of his own family, who could have done 
better justice to his character and services, which certainly deserve fuller 
and worthier treatment than it has been possible to give them with the 
meagre materials at the writer's command. 

tHough's History of Lewis County, N. Y., p. 145. 


In 1814 and 181 5 we find him out of school and at Low- 

ville and Middletown, where he appears to have been reading 

law. Several letters are preserved, which passed between him 

and his parents about this time. Thus, on January 5, 1815, his 

father writes from Cleveland: 

"I am sorry you have been disappointed as to your attending the 
lectures at Fairfield. Respecting your attending the French school at 
New Haven, you may go if you think most advisable, but as to the 
learning of the French language I presume you may learn it in this place 
[Cleveland] as there is a man, who now keeps the post office, who is a 
learned Frenchman and who I think could well instruct you. He is a 
native of France, was in office under Napoleon, lost his property in 

Detroit, is now in low circumstances, with his family here 

We are now living in a house belonging to Alfred, prepared particularly 
for us until the other [i. e. the stone house built by Alfred, shown in the 
illustration] can be built. It is comfortable, the lower rooms being fin- 
ished, so that we now make a home for our children to come to. Irad 
and Reynolds have moved into their own house, which will well accom- 
modate them as to a house and store We shall be happy when 

it shall be convenient for you to join the rest of our children here and 
make the number of our family complete." 

Feb. 2, his father writes again: 

"In your last you do not mention about going to Connecticut. If 
you conclude not to go there and are not particularly profiting yourself 
by any studies there [at Lowville], perhaps you had better come here 
[to Cleveland] this winter, if opportunity should present of getting along. 
We should be very glad to have you here as soon as can be consistent 
with your profit. Alfred will probably be home from the legislature in 
about a month, when you can profitably pursue your [law] studies here, 
and we receive the pleasure of seeing our children all together once 

He came to Cleveland in June, 181 5, and, as we have seen, 
the parents had their family once more together until the middle 
of September, when his mother and brother Daniel died. The 
remainder of Thomas M. Kelley's life was spent in Cleveland, 
with the growth and development of which city he was closely 


May 6, 1833, Mr. Kelley married Lucy Harris Latham,* 

*Lucy Harris Latham was a descendant of William Latham, who, 
then a boy of fifteen, came over in the Mayflower with John Carver in 
1620. The descent of Lucy Latham from William Latham is as follows: 

I. WILLIAM LATHAM, came to America 1620, Plymouth, Duxbury 
and Bridgewater. 

II. ROBERT LATHAM, of Cambridge, Mass. He removed to 
Marshfield, where he was constable in 1643; thence to Plymouth, where 
he married Susannah, daughter of John Winslow, in 1649. He afterward 
removed to Bridgewater. The children of Robert and Susannah (Winslow) 
Latham were, Mercy, b. June 2, 1650; James, Chilton, Joseph, Elizabeth, 
Hannah and Sarah. 

The genealogy of the Winslow family is traceable back to the 14th 
century. John Winslow, father of Susannah Winslow (Latham), who 
was born April, 1597, came over from England in the Fortune in 1623, 
and in 1627 married Mary, daughter of James Chilton. Mary Chilton 
came over in the Mayflower, and there is a tradition, probably without 
foundation, that she was the first person of English parentage that leapt 
upon Plymouth Rock. The same claim is made for John Alden, but 
Savage rudely demolishes both of these harmless stories by stating that 
neither Mary Chilton nor John Alden "is entitled to that merit." John 
Winslow was a representative in 1653 and two years more. In 1657 he 
removed to Boston, where he was a thrifty merchant; was freeman 1672 
and died 1674. 

III. CHILTON LATHAM was born 1671; died 1751. In 1699 he 
married Susannah Kingman (b. 1679, d. 1776), who was the daughter of 
John Kingman of Weymouth, who was the son of Henry Kingman of 
Weymouth, freeman March 3, 1636. 

IV. ARTHUR LATHAM was born 1705; died 1736; married 1733 Else 
Allen (b. 1707), daughter of Nehemiah Allen (b. 1681) and Sarah Wormel. 
Nehemiah Allen was the son of Samuel Allen (b. 1632, d. 1703) and Sarah 

V. NEHEMIAH LATHAM was born at East Bridgewater, Mass., in 
1735, died Nov. 21, 1807; married in 1757 to Lucy Harris, whose genealogy 
is traced below. 

VI. ARTHUR LATHAM was born Feb. 16, 1758, at Bridgewater, 
Mass.; died at Lyme, N. H., 1843; married May 21, 1782, Mary Post, 
whose genealogy is given below. Arthur Latham came to Lyme, N. H., 
about 1780; his name appears with rank of private on the Lexington 
Alarm Roll of Capt. Robert Orr's company, Col. John Bailey's regiment, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Bridgewater; length 
of service 8 days; appears also among a list of men as corporal in Capt. 
Sprague's Company, October, 1777. See Record Index to the Revolu- 
tionary War Archives, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Vol. 13, p. 24, 
and Vol. 49, p. 46. 

VII. WILLIAM HARRIS LATHAM was born at Lyme, N. H., June 13, 
1788; died at Thetford, Vermont, Sept. 17, 1868; married, Oct. 18, 1809, 


eldest daughter of William Harris Latham, of Thetford, Vermont. 

Their first home in Cleveland was in a house back of the 
store of Irad and Joseph Reynolds Kelley, on Superior Street. 

Azubah Jenks, who was born Feb. 14, 1791, at Lyme, N. H., and died July 
7, 18/0, at Thetford; she was one of 21 children of Zachariah Jenks 
(b. 1753, d. 1827) and Sarah Tyler (b. 1770, d. 1844). Zachariah Jenks 
was the son of William Jenks. William Harris Latham was an active, 
energetic man, who was successful in business and farm manage- 
ment. He was Captain of militia, a volunteer ot 1812, and held various 
town offices. By his wife Azubah Jenks, he had seventeen children, as 
follows: Lucy Harris, Azubah, William Harris, Arthur, Azubah (2), 
Nehemiah, Julia Ann, a son, Sarah, Mary, Charles French, Arabel, Isabel, 
Henry Martin, Lucy Janette, Edward Payson, James Kent Shepherd. 

VIII. LUCY HARRIS LATHAM was born at Lyme, N. H., Sept. 3, 
1810; died at Cleveland, O., June 16, 1874; married Thomas Moore 
Kelley, as stated in the text. 

The genealogy of Lucy Harris, wife of V. Nehemiah Latham is traced 
as follows: 

I. ARTHUR HARRIS, d. 1673. 

II. ISAAC HARRIS, m. Mercy Latham, a sister of Chilton Latham. 

III. ISAAC HARRIS, m. 1707, Jane Cook, daughter of Caleb Cook. 

IV. ARTHUR HARRIS, b. 1708; m. 1730, Mehitable Rickard, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Rickard. 

V. LUCY HARRIS, b. 1739; d. July 1, 1801, at Lyme, N. H.; m. 
Nehemiah Latham, as above shown. 

The genealogy of Mary Post, wife of VI. Arthur Latham, is traced 
as follows: 

I. STEPHEN POST, who came from England 1634-5 and died at 
Saybrook 1659. He settled first at Cambridge, then in 1636 removed to 
Hartford, of which he was one of the original proprietors. 

II. THOMAS POST, m. 1730, Diana Brown. 

III. PETER POST, b. 1736; d. 1811; m. 1757 Mary Thompson (b. 1741, 
d. 1770) daughter of John Thompson and Mary Otis. Mary Otis was 
the daughter of Joseph Otis (b. 1665, d. 1754) and Dorothy Thomas. 
Joseph Otis was a son of John Otis (b. England 1620, d. Scituate, Mass., 
1683), who was a son of John Otis (b. 1581, d. 1657; came from Barnstable, 
Devonshire, to Hingham, 1635). Dorothy Thomas was the daughter of 
Nathaniel Thomas (b. 1643, d. 1718) and Deborah Jacob, daughter of 
Nicholas and Mary Jacob. 

IV. MARY POST, b. 1760; d. Feb. 9, 1836; married Arthur Latham 
1782, as above shown. 


This house was the one in which Irad had lived so long and in 
which his father, Judge Daniel Kelley, had died two years before. 

In 1836, Thomas built the homestead which still stands on 
the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Huntington Street, 
Cleveland, and is now the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Alice 
K. Cole. It is shown in the illustration, entitled "Homestead of 
Thomas Moore Kelley, Cleveland, O., built 1836," and is a 
refreshing survival of the architecture of the colonial days. 

For many years Mr. Kelley was engaged in mercantile pur- 
suits, and especially in packing and shipping beef and pork, pot 
and pearl ashes, furs and some minor articles, the products of 
the then new country, down Lakes Erie and Ontario and the 
St. Lawrence River to Montreal, a distant, but, for such articles, 
the most accessible market. After the completion of the Erie 
Canal, in 1825, a large part of this trade was diverted through 
that channel. 

From an early date Mr. Kelley was largely concerned in real 
estate operations. In 1836, he and Ashbel W. Walworth allotted 
the lands south of Ohio Street and large tracts beyond, reaching 
to the Cuyahoga River, all of which property is now in the 
heart of the city. His name also appears upon many important 
transfers of property. It was largely by successful transactions 
in land in Cleveland that he accumulated his fortune. 

He also became interested in banking, and, in January, 1848, 
was elected president of the Merchant's Bank, afterward the 
Merchant's National, now the Mercantile National Bank of 
Cleveland. He remained connected with this bank as president, 
and afterward as a director, until 1874, when he resigned on ac- 
count of ill health. 

Mr. Kelley served as member of the City Council from the 
second ward of Cleveland in 1840, and took an active part in 

Thomas Moore Kelley. 


the political campaign of that year, which resulted in the election 
of William Henry Harrison to the presidency. His brother 
Alfred was chairman of the Whig State Central Committee, 
and he himself was a candidate for the legislature, to which he 
was duly chosen. 1841-43 he represented Cuyahoga County in 
the 40th and 41st General Assemblies and did efficient service to 
his constituents and state as a law maker. 

Under the old Constitution, Ohio was divided into a dozen 
or more judicial circuits, in each of which was a "president judge" 
(a lawyer), who held courts in the various counties. The presi- 
dent judge was assisted in each county by three associates, 
usually among the best men, but not lawyers, who could and 
sometimes did over-ride the president and who in his absence 
could hold terms without him. In 1846 Thomas Kelley was 
elected one of these lay judges, and from this was, like his father, 
known in the community as Judge Kelley. It is said that, in the 
absence of the president judge, Mr. Kelley's charges to the grand 
jury were much superior to most similar efforts even of trained 
jurists. His earlier legal studies, while never turned to account 
in the actual practice of the profession, must have been of 
material assistance to him in his judicial position, as they doubt- 
less were in his business relations. 

In 1841 the administration of President Harrison offered 
him the office of United States Marshal for the District of Ohio, 
then embracing the whole state. The offer was the more com- 
plimentary because, owing to the disturbed conditions arising out 
of the "Patriot War", the relations of the United States with 
Great Britain were in a very critical state. The northern frontier 
swarmed with men eager to involve the two countries in war, 
and the duties of marshal required a man of great courage, firm- 
ness and discretion. Such Daniel Webster, then secretary of 


state, knew Thomas M. Kelley to be. Mr. Kelley had agreed to 
accept the position, but the speedy death of General Harrison 
and the political difficulties which thereupon arose between Pres- 
ident Tyler and the Whig Congress, delayed and finally prevented 
further action upon the appointment. 

He did not give his whole mind to the management of 
business affairs. He was early identified with the Western 
Reserve Historical Society and other public interests, to all of 
which he was a free contributor of money, labor and influence- 
He was a man of unusual intelligence, and was an industrious 
reader, not only of current literature, but of standard books. He 
formed his opinions deliberately, and generally correctly, and 
then, like his brothers, was prone to adhere to them persistently. 

In his domestic relations, Judge Kelley was kind, liberal and 
affectionate, and among his associates in the outer world he was 
much esteemed for his sterling integrity and business ability, 
which contributed not a little to the development and prosperity 
of Cleveland. 

His wife, too, will long be remembered in the community 
for her devout christian character, the patient amiability of her 
life and her benevolent interest in every good work. 

On April 8, 1874, four years before his death, while at a 
meeting of the board of directors of the Merchant's National 
Bank, Mr. Kelley suffered a stroke of paralysis, after which he 
was able to go out but little, only visiting the bank once before 
his death, which occurred on June 12, 1878. He was the last 
survivor of this family of pioneer brothers. 

His wife, Lucy Harris (Latham) Kelley, had died June 16, 

The children of Thomas Moore Kelley and Lucy Harris 
(Latham) Kelley were: 


48. LUCY Ellen (5 \ b. Feb. 17, 1836; d. Dec. 30, 1857. 

49. JULIA LATHAM (5 \ b. Aug. 26, 1842; d. Aug. 17, 1843. 

50. Mary Alice (5) , b. April 18, 1845. 

51. Thomas Arthur (5 \ b. Mar. 15, 1849. 

16. DANIEL KELLEY (4) , sixth son of 8. Daniel' 3) and 
Jemima (Stow) Kelley, was born October 21, 1802, atLowville. 
N. Y.; died at Cleveland, Ohio, September 10, 181 5. 


I. Children of it. Datus Kelley' 4) 
and Sara (Dean) Kelley. 

17. ADDISON KELLEY (5 \ eldest son of 11. Datus (4) and 
Sara (Dean) Kelley, was born at Rockport, Ohio, June 11, 1812; 
is said to have been the first white child born in that township; 
he removed to Kelley's Island, Ohio, in January, 1834, and lived 
there until his death, January 3l, 1895; October 12, 1837, he 
married Ann Marilla Millard, daughter of Royal and Anna 
(Francis) Millard, of Rockport, Ohio, who was born at Pittsfield, 
Mass., Jan. 21, 1818; died at Kelley's Island Sept. 3, 1885. 

The portraits of Addison and Ann Marilla (Millard) Kelley 
in this volume are from photographs taken only shortly before 
their respective deaths. 

In 1861-65 Addison Kelley built the large stone house shown 
in our illustration, which is still a landmark on the south shore 
of Kelley's Island, and which, during his lifetime, was second in 
hospitality to few homes in Ohio. 

Children of Addison Kelley and Ann Marilla (Millard) 

52. Frederick^, b. July 20, 1838; d. April 24, 1864. 

53. Sterling Herman (6) , b. May 15, 1841; d. Jan. 21, 

54. Edward Datus (6) , b. Feb. 26, 1843; d. Feb. 1, 1857. 


55. Francis Millard (6) , b. Aug. 5, 1844; 

56. Everett Clapp (6) , b. July 21, 1846; d. Nov. 5. 1875. 

18. JULIUS KELLEY (5 \ son of 11. Datus (4) and Sara 
(Dean) Kelley, was born at Rockport, Ohio, February 3, 1814; 
died at Kelley's Island, Ohio, November 3, 1883; married Mary 
Adams Hitchcock, daughter of Samuel Miller and Mary (Adams) 
Hitchcock, March 9, 1836. They lived at Kelley's Island in the 
stone house just west of the "Tiber". 

The portrait of Julius Kelley in this volume is from a photo- 
graph taken in middle life. 

Children of Julius Kelley and Mary Adams (Hitchcock) 

57. Samuel Heber (6) , b. Oct. 9, 1837; d. June 18, 1852. 

58. Mary Caroline (6) , b. June 10, 1839; 

59. Douglas Ottinger (6) , b. Jan. 28, 1844; 

60. Zina HiTCHCOCK (6 \ b. June 10, 1847; 

19. DANIEL KELLEY (5 \ son of 11. Datus (4) and Sara 
(Dean) Kelley, was born at Rockport, O., September 26, 1815; 
died at Rockport, January 4, 1836. 

20. SAMUEL KELLEY (5 \ son of 11. Datus (4) and Sara 
(Dean) Kelley, was born at Rockport, O., June 23, 1817; died 
at Rockport, August 16, 1818. 


21. EMELINE KELLEY (5 \ daughter of 11. Datus (4 > and 
Sara (Dean) Kelley, was born at Rockport, O., June 10, 1819; 

; married George Cabot Huntington, 
son of Erastus and Abigail (Hyde) Huntington* of Norwich, 
Conn., Nov. 7, 1837; lived at Kelley's Island, where all their 
children except the eldest were born; is now in Denver, Colorado, 
with her son, Joseph A. 

The portrait in these pages was taken in 1897. 

Children of George C. Huntington and Emeline (Kelley) 

(A) ERASTUS (6) , born August 15, 1838; ; 

married Elzina Hamilton, daughter of James and Sabra (Titus) 
Hamilton, of Kelley's Island, Sept. 16, 1863; lived at Kelley's 

Children of Erastus Huntington and Elzina (Hamilton) 

(a) Simon (7 \ b. Dec. 21, 1866; ; 

m. Mary Kastning, Oct. 4, 1888. 

Children of Simon Huntington and Mary (Kast- 
ning) Huntington: 

(1) Erastus H. (8) , b. Jan. 15, 1890; 

(2) Ruth (8 >, b. May 9, 1891; 

*The Huntington family is one of the most prominent in the annals 
of Connecticut. Among the Huntingtons of Norwich and neighboring 
towns are five or six judges, five members of Congress, one of them 
President of the Continental Congress, and Governor of the State, and 
six or seven who acquired the military rank of Colonels and Generals in 
the army of the Revolution. See Caulkin's Hist, of Norwich, also the 
Genealogical Memoir of the Huntington Family, pub. by Rev. E. B. 
Huntington, of Stamford, Conn. 


(lb) Stella (7) , b. Dec. 22, 1876; 

(B) SiMON (8 \ born December 15, 1839; died Jan. 19, 1863, 
from wounds received at the battle of Stone River, Dec. 30, 
1862; lived at Kelley's Island; never married. 

(C) Daniel K. (6) , born March 28, 1845; ; 
married Emma Farr, daughter of Aurelius and Louisa M. (Follett) 
Farr, of Rockport, O., June 18, 1867; lived at Kelley's Island, O., 
now Olmsted, O. 

Children of Daniel K. Huntington and Emma (Farr) 
Huntington : 

(a) George Farr (7 \ b. Feb. 7, 1871 ; d. Aug. 28, 1875. 

(b) Fannie (7 \ b. July 14, 1876; ; 
married Orson Sawyer Upp, son of Philip A. and Nancy L. 
(Sawyer) Upp, of Edgerton, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1897. 

(c) Allie Wright C7) , b. Oct. 24, 1879; 

(d) Alfred Kelley (7 >, b. Oct. 24, 1879; d. Dec. 17, 

(e) Minerva Agnes (7) , b. Sept. 9, 1883; 

(D) Joseph A. (6) , born Feb. 10, 1850; ; 
married Theophania Haynes, May 28, 1877, who died soon 
afterward. Lives at Denver, Col. 

Only child of Joseph A. Huntington and Theophania 
(Haynes) Huntington: 

(a) Theophania (7) , b. Jan. 20, 1880; 


22. CAROLINE KELLEY (5 \ daughter of 11. Datus (4) and 
Sara (Dean) Kelley was born at Rockport, O., April 15, 1821; 
; Nov. 7, 1844, married Charles Carpen- 
ter, son of Gardner and Mary (Huntington) Carpenter, of Nor- 
wich, Conn.; lives at Kelley's Island, O. 

Her portrait, inserted in these pages, is from a photograph 
taken in 1892. 

Children of Charles Carpenter and Caroline (Kelley) Car- 
penter (all born at Kelley's Island) : 

(A) LESTER (6) , born April 7, 1846; ; 
married Jessie Christie Robertson, daughter of Peter and Isabella 
(Christie) Robertson, Feb. 18, 1891; lives at Kelley's Island. 

Children of Lester Carpenter and Jessie Christie 
(Robertson) Carpenter: 

(a) Douglass Robertson (7) , b. Dec. 17, 1891; 

(b) Dorothy Isabella 1 7) , b. Apr. 13, 1896; 

(c) Kelley (7 \ b. May 22, 1897; 

(B) Alida J. (6) , born April 18, 1848; ; 
married David Seton, son of John and Jane (Drysdale) Seton, 
Nov. 7, 1870; he died in Kansas. 

Children of David Seton and Alida J. (Carpenter) 

(a) Minerva 1 7) , b. March 2, 1872; 

(b) Charles Carpenter (7) , b. Jan. 6, 1874; 

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Julius Kelley. 

Emeline Kelley Huntington. 

Caroline Kelley Carpenter. 

Alfred Stow Kelley. 

Hannah (Farr) Kelley. 

William Dean Kelley. 


(c) Arthur Drysdale (7 ', b. Oct. 19, 1875; 

(C) MARY H. (b \ born Oct. 25, 1854; ; 
married Thomas F. Ward, August 22, 1877; he died in Colorado; 
lived, Kelley's Island, O., Colorado, California, etc. 

Children of Thomas F. Ward and Mary H. (Carpenter) 

(a) Alice Leonard 17 ', b. June 13, 1878; d. June 21, 

(b) Alice Carolina (7) , b. Sept 7, 1879; 

(D) Sara Dean ,6) , born Oct. 9, 1859; ; 
married David Moysey, son of Robert Rosling and Sarah 
(Dennison) Moysey, April 24, 1883; lived Kelley's Island, now 
at Elyria, O. 

Children of David Moysey and Sara Dean (Carpenter) 
Moysey : 

(a) Lynne Dennison <7 \ b. Feb. 22, 1884; 

(b) Mildred Kelley (7) , b. Oct. 7, 1886; 

(c) Mabel Carpenter (7 \ b. Jan. 9, 1889; 

(d) Florence Gladys* 7) , b. Jan. 9, 1889; 

23. BETSEY KELLEY (5 \ daughter of 11. Datus (4) and 
Sara (Dean) Kelley, was born at Rockport, O., December 18, 
1823; ; Sept. 16, 1845 married William S. 

Webb [who was born June 16, 1823, was a captain of volunteers 


during the rebellion, and was the son of Joseph L. and Isabella 
(Ball) Webb, of Delaware, O.]; lived at Kelley's Island, and 
later at Larned, Kansas. 

Children of William S. Webb and Betsey (Kelley) Webb 
(all born at Kelley's Island): 

(A) SARA (G \ born June 18, 1846; ; 
married Jacob W. Rush, June 18, 1868; lived at Kelley's Island, 
afterward at Larned, Kansas. 

Children of Jacob W. Rush and Sara (Webb) Rush: 

(a) Elizabeth Webb (7) , b. June 2, 1869; 

; m. Oscar Norwood, Nov. 13, 1889. 

Children of Oscar Norwood and Elizabeth Webb 
(Rush) Norwood: 

(1) Rush J. (8) , b. Oct. 22, 1890; 

(2) Joseph A. (8 >, b. Feb. 4, 1892; 

(b) Isabella Webb t7) , b. Feb. 23, 1872; d. Apr. 2, 

(c) Edna Spaulding m , b. Aug. 1, 1873; 

(d) William Webb (7 \ b. Feb. 5, 1875; 

(e) Charles C. (7) , b. Feb. 1, 1881: d. Feb. 11, 1881. 

(f) Laura H. (7 \ b. June 14, 1884; 

(B) Isabella Ball U) , born May 9, 1854; 

; graduate Northwestern University; married Rev. 
Edward L. Parks, son of George Hamline -and Julia Ann 
(Hollister) Parks, July 30, 1879; lived Kelley's Island, O., Iowa 
and Atlanta, Ga. 


Children of Rev. Edward L. Parks and Isabella Ball 
(Webb) Parks: 

(a) Julia H. (7 >, b. Mar. 17, 1880; 

(b) Sarah Rush (7 >, b. Jan. 28, 1885 ; 

(c) George Edward C7 \ b. Dec. 17, 1886; 

(d) Emma Webb t7 \ b. Oct. 20, 1888; 

(e) Charles Webb (7 \ b. Aug. 24, 1890; 

(f) Frances Willard C7 \ b. Dec. 11, 1895; d. May 27, 

(C) Charles Chamberlain 1 6) , born August 16, 1858; 

; graduate Simpson Centenary College; 

married Julia M. Taskett, daughter of Henry and Pamelia (Alton) 

Taskett, of Bloomfield Township, Polk Co., Iowa, Sept. 11, 

1890; lived at Kelley's Island, O., Kansas and Iowa. 

Children of Charles Chamberlain Webb and Julia M. 
(Taskett) Webb, [both born at University Place (Lincoln) 
Nebraska] : 

(a) Ethel Willard (7 \ b. Nov. 12, 1891; 

(b) William Henry (7 \ b. Sept. 1, 1893; 


24. ALFRED STOW KELLEY (5 \ son of 11. Datus (4) and 
Sara (Dean) Kelley, was born at Rockport, Ohio, December 23, 
1826; ; married Hannah Farr, daughter of 

Aurelius and Louisa M. (Follett) Farr, of Rockport, Ohio, May 
21, 1857; (she was born at Rockport, August 9, 1837; died at 
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 4, 1889) ; they lived at Kelley 's Island until 
the death of Mrs. Kelley; then Mr. Kelley removed to Cleveland, 
where he lives with his son. 

The portrait of Alfred Stow Kelley inserted in these pages, 
is from a photograph taken in 1896. 

The only child of Alfred Stow Kelley and Hannah (Farr) 
Kelley was 

61. Hermon Alfred (6) , b. May 15, 1859. 

25. WILLIAM DEAN KELLEY (5 \ son of 11. Datus (4) 
and Sara (Dean) Kelley, was born at Rockport, Ohio, Septem- 
ber 7, 1828; died at Kelley's Island, O., Sept. 12, 1892; married 
Lydia E. Remington, Aug. 7, 1854; she died soon afterward; he 
married Marcella Dean, daughter of Chester* and Abigail (Taylor) 
Dean, of Rockport, O., March 20, 1856. They lived at Kelley's 

The portrait of William Dean Kelley in this volume is from 
a photograph taken within a few years of his death. 

Children of William Dean Kelley and Marcella (Dean) 

62. Irving Washington (6) , b. Jan. 3, 1857. 

63. William Datus (6 \ b. May 11, 1859. 

*See note on Dean genealogy under sketch of Datus Kelley. 


II. Children of 12. Alfred Kelley (4) and 
Mary Seymour (Welles) Kelley. 

26. MARIA KELLEY<« daughter of 12. Alfred* 41 and 
Mary Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born at Cleveland, O., 
July 15, 1818; died at Columbus, O., March 21, 1887; married 
Judge James L. Bates of Columbus, son of Stephen and Naomi 
(Handy) Bates, of Canandaigua, N. Y. Judge Bates died May 
2, 1890; they lived at Columbus, Ohio, in the homestead shown 
in the illustration entitled "Homestead of Judge James L. Bates," 
which was built in 1849-50, and taken down in 1891. 

Children of James L. Bates and Maria (Kelley) Bates: 

(A) Julia <8) , born Oct. 5, 1840; died Feb. 27, 1841. 

(B) Edward (6) , born April 23, 1842; died May 13, i860. 

(C) Mary Seymour (6 \ born May 3, 1845; 

; lived at Columbus, O. and Lima. N. Y.; not married. 

(D) Lucy Kelley (6) , born Dec. 9, 1850; 

married Col. J. T. Holmes, son of Asa and -Mary Holmes, of 
Columbus, O., Dec 28, 1871; lives at Columbus. 

Children of Col. J. T. Holmes and Lucy Kelley (Bates) 

(a) Mabel' 7 >, b. Oct. 13, 1874; 

m. Dr. John Dudley Dunham, son of Dr. John Milton 
Dunham and Annie (Cross) Dunham, of Columbus, April 
27, 1897. 

(b) Constance (7) , b. Sept. 20, 1878; 


(c) Lawrence Asa (7) , b. Oct. 23, 1881 ; 

(d) Helen (7 \ b. April 10, 1887; d. May 8, 1887. 

(e) Eleanor (7) , b. March 14, 1892; 

(E) Alfred Kelley (6) , born Dec. 14, 1853; 

; married Louise Strong, daughter of Rev. Addison 
Kellogg Strong and Medorah (Elder) Strong, Jan. 20, 1878; 

; graduate Princeton 1874 and Theol. 
Sem. of the Northwest at Chicago; Presbyterian clergyman; lives 
Lima, New York. 

Children of Alfred Kelley Bates and Louise (Strong) 

(a) James Lawrence (7) , b. Jan. 18, 1880; 

(b) Ethel Louise (7) , b. Feb. 28, 1883; 

(c) Janet Madora (7) , b. June 14, 1885; 

(d) Naomi Handy (7) , b. July 27, 1887; 

(e) Alfred Kelley (7 \ b. Nov. 18, 1888; 

(f) Edward Strong (7 \ b. July 18, 1890; 

(g) Mary Seymour (7) , b. May 3, 1892; 
(h) Gertrude Strong (7) , b. Sept. 29, 1893; 


(i) Lucy Holmes (7) , b. April 13, 1896; 

(F) Fanny Platt (6) , born July 20, 1858; 

; married William Parker Little, son of Robert 
Parker Little and Cynthia Dow Little, October 22, 1889; lives 
Columbus, O. 

Children of William Parker Little and Fannie Piatt 
(Bates) Little: 

(a) Helen Kelley {7 \ b. Nov. 11, 1890; 

(b) Evelyn Dow (7) , b. Jan. 20, 1892; 

(c) Robert Parker^, b. Feb. 8, 1893; 

27. JANE KELLEY' 5 ', daughter of 12. Alfred (4) and Mary 
Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born at Cleveland, O., February 
20, 1820; died October 16, 1897; married William Collins, 
[an attorney-at-law and Member of Congress, from Lowville, N. 
Y., son of Elah and Maria (Clinton) Collins, of Lowville,] Nov. 
22, 1847. They lived at Cleveland, O. Late in life Mrs. Collins 
removed to Cambridge, Mass. 

Children of William Collins and Jane (Kelley) Collins: 

(A) Frances (6) , born Jan. 19, 1850; died Feb. 10, 1850. 

(B) Frederic Kelley (6) , born June 7, 1851, graduate 
Harvard College, Harvard Law School; ; 
married Margaret Creighton Wilson at Cleveland, O., Oct. 15, 
1894. Lived Cleveland, O., now at Cambridge, Mass.; 


(C) Walter Stow c6 \ born July 12, 1854; graduate 
Harvard College, Harvard Law School; died Dec. 5, 1893, at 
Clifton Springs, N. Y.; lived Cleveland, O. and New York. 
Married Florence Nelson Gaston, of Scranton, Pa., July 5, 1883. 

Children of Walter Stow Collins and Florence Nelson 
(Gaston) Collins: 

(a) Marjorie Stow 17 ', b. Aug. 8, 1885; 

(b) Kenneth Gaston 1 7 \ b. Jan. 10, 1893; 

(D) Mary 6) , born June 7, 1857; died Mar. 1, i860. 

(E) Alice' 6 ', b. June 26, 1859; died Aug. 20, 1859. 

28. CHARLOTTE KELLEY ( % daughter of 12. Alfred' 4 ' 
and Mary Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born at Cleveland, O., 
April 28, 1822; died October 4, 1828. 

29. EDWARD KELLEY (5 \ son of 12. Alfred'** and Mary 
Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born at Cleveland, O,, April 23, 
1824; died July 28, 1825. 

30. ADELAIDE KELLEY (5) , daughter of 12. Alfred (4) and 
Mary Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born at Cleveland, O., 
June 28, 1826; died September 25, 1826. 

31. HENRY KELLEY (5 \ son of 12. Alfred (4) and Mary 
Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born at Akron, O., September 
18, 1828; died August 20, 1830. 

Judge James L. Bates. 

Maria Kelley Bates. 

Rev. William Hale Dunning. 

Katherine Kelley Abbott. 




32. HELEN KELLEY (5 \ daughter of 12. Alfred"' and 
Mary Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born at Columbus, O., 
April 3, 1831; ; married Francis 

Collins, an attorney-at-law, son of Elah and Maria (Clinton) 
Collins, of Lowville, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1852; no children; lives 
Columbus, Ohio. 

33. FRANK KELLEY (5 \ son of 12. A1fred (4) and Mary 
Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born at Columbus, O., March 9, 
1834; died October 6, 1838. 

34. ANNIE KELLEY (5 \ daughter of 12. Alfred (4) and 
Mary Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born at Columbus, O., 
August 6, 1836; died February 20, 1888; married Col. Carl 
Gottfried Freudenberg, U. S. A., Jan. 27, 1870; lived at Wash- 
ington, D. C; no children. 

35. ALFRED KELLEY (5 \ son of 12. Alfred (4 > and Mary 
Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born at Columbus, O., September 
8, 1839; ; married Mary Craig Dunlevy, 
daughter of John Craig Dunlevy and Sarah Jane Hulburd, Nov. 
8,1876. They live in the old homestead of 12. Alfred Kelley (4) 
on East Broad street, Columbus (see illustration). 

Children of Alfred Kelley and Mary Craig (Dunlevy) Kelley: 

64. Helen Gwendolyn (6) , b. Nov. 10, 1877; 

65. Alfred Dunlevy (6) , b. Jan. 18, 1884; 


36. KATHERINE KELLEY (5 >, daughter of 12. Alfred (4) 
and Mary Seymour (Welles) Kelley, was born September 30, 
1841; ; married Rev. William Hale 

Dunning, son of Edward Dunning, of Mobile, Ala., and Martha 
Walker (Turner) Dunning, April 7, 1864; he died Feb. 9, 1869. 
She married Rev. Edward Abbott, youngest son of Rev. Jacob 
Abbott (author of the "Rollo Books"), and Harriet Vaughen 
Abbott, August 21, 1883. Lives Cambridge, Mass., in the 
homestead, an illustration of which is inserted in this volume. 
Mr. Abbott is the editor of the "Literary World" The portrait 
of Katherine Kelley Abbott inserted herein is from a recent 

Only child of William H. Dunning and Katherine (Kelley) 

(A) Arthur Wilkinson (6) , born Sept. 23, 1867, at Rock- 
port, Mass.; ; married Miss George 
Baldwin Atkins, of Wilmington, N. C, July 29, 1897; 

III. Children of 13. Irad Kelley (4> and 
Harriet (Pease) Kelley. 

37. GUSTAVUS KELLEY (5) , son of 13. Irad (4) and 
Harriet (Pease) Kelley, was born May 20, 1820; and was drowned 
October 11, 1824. 

38. GEORGE KELLEY (5) , son of 13. Irad <4) and Harriet 
(Pease) Kelley, was born Sept. 1, 1822; died at Kelley 's Island, 
Ohio, March 26, 1894; married Martha J. Eastland, daughter of 


Col. James and Mary (Swan) Eastland, of Sparta, Tennessee, 
(formerly from Virginia), November 18, 1847; lived at Kelley's 
Island, in a frame house, still standing, which was built on the 
site of the first log house of Datus Kelley. 

Children of George Kelley and Martha J. (Eastland) Kelley: 

66. GeorGE (,) , \ twins, b. Aug. 20, 1849; d. Sept. 3, 1849 

67. Martha (6) , } and Sept. 7, 1849, respectively. 

68. Mary Harriet (6 \ b. Jan. 21, 1851; d. Dec. 30, 1895. 

69. Henry Clay 16 \ b. Dec. 29, 1852; 

70. Charles West^ 61 , b. Jan. 31, 1856; 

71. LAURA< 6) , b. Nov. 10, 1858; 

72. Gustavus Adolphus (6) , b. Oct. 20, 1860; 

39. MARY KELLEY (5 \ daughter of 13. Irad (4) and Harriet 
(Pease) Kelley, was born November 9, 1824; died July 9, 1825. 

40. EDWIN KELLEY (5 \ son of 13. Irad (4 ^ and Harriet 
(Pease) Kelley, was born August 2, 1826; died at Cleveland, O., 
November 15, 1862; married Mary A. Beebe, of Hudson, O., 
October 6, 1852; she died August 7, 1872. He was a physician. 

Children of Edwin Kelley and Mary A. (Beebe) Kelley: 

73. Belle Hillis (8) , no record. 

74. Mary Ellen (6) , b. Jan. 23, 1855; 


41. CHARLES KELLEY (5 \ son of 13. Irad (4 > and Harriet 
(Pease) Kelley, was born Sept. 22, 1828; died October — , 1876; 
married Ada Prosser, of Marietta, O., February 11, 1866; they 
lived at Kelley 's Island; no children. 

42. FRANKLIN KELLEY (5 \ son of 13. Irad (4 > and Harriet 
(Pease) Kelley, was born March 5, 1831; died Sept. 29, 1871; 
never married; lived at Cleveland and Kelley 's Island. 

43. MARTHA LOUISA KELLEY C5 \ daughter of 13. Irad (4) 
and Harriet (Pease) Kelley, was born February 23, 1833; 

; not married; lives at Cleveland, Ohio. 

44. NORMAN KELLEY (5 >, son or 13. Irad^ and Harriet 
(Pease) Kelley, was born July 9, 1836; 

married Mattie Hanna, daughter of John and Mary (Sterritt) 
Hanna, of Detroit, Mich., February 7, 1872, they lived at Kelley 's 
Island until 1894, when they removed to Cleveland. 

45. LAURA HARRIET KELLEY (5 \ daughter of 13. 
Irad (4) and Harriet (Pease) Kelley, was born March 18, 1839; 

; married William D. Hills, son of 
Nathan Cushman and Sabrina Ann (Loomis) Hills of Cleveland, 
December 1, 1863; lives at Cleveland, O. 

Children of William D. Hills and Laura Harriet (Kelley) 

(A) Norman E l6 \ born Jan. 4, 1868; 
married Abby Cleaveland McEwen, daughter of William Cleave- 
land and Alice (Stanley) McEwen, at Cleveland, O., Sept. 11, 


Children of Norman E. Hills and Abby Cleaveland 
(McEwen) Hills: 

(a) Helen (7 \ b. June 14, 1896; 

(B) Robert Cushman (6 \ born August 18, 1879; 

13. lrad <4) and Harriet (Pease) Kelley, was born May 27, 1841; 
died 1887; married Rose Spencer, daughter of T. P. and Mary 
(Reeve) Spencer, October 10, 1866; was a banker at Cleveland, 

Children of William H. H. Kelley and Rose (Spencer) 
Kelley, both born at Cleveland. 

75. Henry Harrison (6) , born Feb. 25, 1868; 

76. Reeve Spencer (6) , born April 5, 1873; 

IV. Child of 14. Joseph Reynolds Kelley (4) and 
Betsey (Gould) Kelley. 

47. HORACE KELLEY (5 \ son of 14. Joseph Reynolds (4) 
and Betsey (Gould) Kelley, was born at Cleveland, Ohio, July 
18, 1819,* died at Cleveland, December 4, 1890; married Fannie 

*The birthplace of Horace Kelley, built by his father about 1815, is 
shown in the illustration entitled "Homestead of Reynolds Kelley, birth- 
place of Horace Kelley, Cleveland, O." This old frame house is still 
standing on the northwest corner of Bank and Lake Streets. It is sadly 
dilapidated is surrounded by business, and has been left high up, with 
its cellar walls mostly above ground, by the grading of adjacent streets. 


Miles of Elyria, Ohio, 18 ; they had no 

children. Horace inherited some property from his father, 
mostly real estate in Cleveland, which increased greatly in value 
and received additions under his management. He also owned 
property on Kelley's Island and was at one time the proprietor 
of Isle St. George, now usually known as North Bass. He and 
his wife spent much of their time in foreign travel and in Cali- 
fornia, where he owned a home, but were usually at their Cleve- 
land home on Willson ave. part of each year. At Horace's 
death he left nearly all his fortune (something like half a million 
dollars) to the foundation of an art gallery and school in Cleve- 
land, Judge James M. Jones, Henry C. Ranney, and 24. Alfred 
S. Kelley' 5 ' being named as trustees. This gift, together with 
others from John Huntington, H. B. Hurlbut and J. H. Wade, 
Jr., makes a total of about two millions of dollars which will 
ultimately become available for art gallery purposes in Cleveland. 

V. Children of 15. Thomas Moore Kelley (4 > and 
Lucy (Latham) Kelley. 

48. LUCY ELLEN KELLEY (5) , daughter of 15. Thomas 
Moore (4) and Lucy (Latham) Kelley, was born February 17, 1836; 
ditd December 30, 1857; married George Starr Mygatt, October 
15, 1856: lived at Cleveland; no children. 

49. JULIA LATHAM KELLEY' 5 \ daughter of 15. Thomas 
Moore (4) and Lucy (Latham) Kelley, was born August 26, 1842; 
died August 17, 1843. 


50. MARY ALICE KELLEY (5 \ daughter of 15. Thomas 
Moore (4) and Lucy (Latham) Kelley, was born April 18, 1845; 

; married Chester Irving Cole, Jan. 
24, 1866; lives Cleveland, O., in her father's old homestead on 
Euclid ave. (see illustration). 

Children of Chester Irving Cole and Mary Alice (Kelley) 
Cole: • 

(A) Thomas Kelley (6 \ born March 3, 1868; 

; married to Virginia A. Thurman, a grand- 
daughter of the late Senator Allan G. Thurman of Ohio, Nov. 
22, 1892. 

(B) NEWCOMB Barney (6) , born Nov. 21, 1871 ; 

51. THOMAS ARTHUR KELLEY (5 \ son of 15. Thomas 
Moore (4) and Lucy (Latham) Kelley, was born March 15, 1849; 
; married Eva Megrue, June 17, 1873; 
lives Cleveland, O. 

Children of Thomas Arthur Kelley and Eva (Megrue) 

77. Arthur Megrue (6) , b. June 19, 1874; 

78. LUCY Anna (6) , b. November 30, 1875; 


16. DANIEL KELLEY (4 \ son of 8. Daniel (3) and Jemima 
(Stow) Kelley, never married. 


I. Children of 17. Addison Kelley (5) and 
Ann Marilla (Millard) Kelley. 

52. FREDERICK KELLEY (6 \ son of Addison (5) and Ann 
Marilla (Millard) Kelley, was born at Kelley's Island, O., July 
20, 1838; died April 24, 1864; married Angeline Woodford, 
daughter of Jesse E. and Harriet (Titus) Woodford, of Kelley's 
Island, January 22, 1863. 

Only child of Frederick Kelley and Angeline (Woodford) 

79. Fredrena (7) , born May 17, 1864; 
married Titus C. Hamilton, son of James and Sabra (Titus) 
Hamilton, of Kelley's Island, Dec. 18, 1888; lives at Kelley's 

Children of Titus C. Hamilton and Fredrena (Kelley) 

(a) Addison Kelley (8) , b. Oct. 9, 1889; d. July 24, 

(b) Frank Eaton (8 \ b. April 14, 1892; 

53. STERLING HERMAN KELLEY* 6) , son of Addison (5) 
and Ann Marilla (Millard) Kelley, was born at Kelley's Island, 
O., May 15, 1841; died January 21, 1844. 

Rev. Douglas Ottinger Kelley. 

Hermon Alfred Kelley 

Home of Hermon Alfred Kelley, Cleveland, O. 

Irving Washington Kelley. 

William Datus Kelley. 


54. EDWARD DATUS KELLEY (6 \ son of Addison (5) 
and Ann Manila (Millard) Kelley, was born at Kelley's Island, 
O., February 26, 1843; died February 1, 1857. 

55. FRANCIS MILLARD KELLEY (6 \ son of Addison (5 > 
and Ann Marilla (Millard) Kelley, was born at Kelley's Island, 
O., August 5, 1844; ; married Mary 

Dunlevy Boake, daughter of Robert Boake, of Straban, Ireland, 
and Lucy (Rigdon) Boake, of Hamilton, O., November 22, 1882; 
lives at Kelley's Island, in the late homestead of his father, 
17. Addison Kelley (5) , (see illustration.) 

Child of Francis Millard Kelley and Mary D. (Boake) Kelley: 

80. Miriam Boake (7) , born Nov. 7, 1883; died May 17, 

56. EVERETT CLAPP KELLEY^, son of Addison (5 > and 
Ann Marilla (Millard) Kelley, was born at Kelley's Island, July 
21, 1846; died November 5, 1875; never married. 

M. Children of 18. Julius Kelley (5) and 
Mary Adams (Hitchcock) Kelley: 

57. SAMUEL HEBER KELLEY (6) , son of Julius (5) and 
Mary Adams (Hitchcock) Kelley, was born October 9, 1837; 
died June 18, 1852. 


58. MARY CAROLINE KELLEY (6 \ daughter of Julius (5) 
and Mary Adams (Hitchcock) Kelley, was born June 10, 1839; 

; married William L. Mott, son of 
Joseph Prior and Betsey Maria (Bostwick) Mott, June 11, 1863; 
he died Sept. 9, 1883; she lives Berkeley, California. 

Children of William L. Mott and Mary Caroline (Kelley) 

(A) Hobart Delancey (7) , born April 23, 1864; died 
Sept. 2, 1867. 

(B) Mabel Hitchcock (7) , born Nov. 4, 1865; died Nov. 
16, 1894. 

(C) Mary Bostwick (7) , born April 28, 1869; 

(D) Ethel 17 ', born March 17, 1871; ; 

married Walter G. Uridge, son of James and Adele Victorine 
(Gibbons) Uridge, Dec. 29, 1892. 

Children of Walter G. Uridge and Ethel (Mott) Uridge; 

(a) Douglas Walter (8 \ b. Oct. 21, 1894; 

(b) Walter James' 8 \ b. Jan. 5, 1897; 

(E) Douglas Kelley (7) , born Jan. 30, 1873; died March 
11, 1896. 

(F) William Warner (7 \ born Nay, 23,, 1.8,74; 


(G) Frank Chetwood (7 \ born Apr. 13, 1878; died March 
14, 1896. 

(H) Amy Sering (7) , born Aug. 13, 1880; 

59. DOUGLAS OTTINGER KELLEY^ 6) , son of Julius (5) 
and Mary Adams (Hitchcock) Kelley, was born January 28, 
1844; ; married Annie Amelia Fletcher, 

daughter of Stephen and Caroline Elizabeth (Wood) Fletcher, 
April 20, 1874; lives San Francisco, California; Episcopal clergy- 
man. The portrait of Douglas Ottinger Kelley in this volume 
is from a recent photograph. 

Children of Douglas Ottinger Kelley and Annie Amelia 
(Fletcher) Kelley: 

81. Tracy Randall (7) , born Jan. 17, 1876; 

82. NORMAN DOUGLAS (7) , born Aug. 8, 1877; 

83. Ernest Fletcher (7) , born Sept. 14, 1878; died Nov. 
3, 1878. 

84. Reginald Heber (7) , born Jan. 23, 1880; 

85. Harold Hitchcock <7) , born Feb. 20, 1884; 

86. LYNWOOD Julius <7) , born Nov. 16, 1885; 


87. Leslie Constant"*, born June 6, 1887; 

88. Hubert Wood (7) , born Nov. 9, 1888; 

60. Z1NA HITCHCOCK KELLEY (G) , son of Julius 15 * 
and Mary Adams (Hitchcock) Kelley, was born June 10, 1847; 

; lived Kelley's Island, O., now 
in California. 

111. Child of 24. Alfred Stow Kelley (5) 
and Hannah (Farr) Kelley. 

61. HERMON ALFRED KELLEY (6 \ son of Alfred Stow (5) 
and Hannah (Farr) Kelley, was born at Kelley's Island, O., May 
15,1859; ; A. B. Buchtel College; 

Harvard Law School; Goettingen University, Germany; married 
at Cleveland, O., Sept. 3, 1889, to Florence Alice Kendall, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Frederic A. Kendall, U. S. A., and Virginia 
(Hutchinson) Kendall, who was a daughter of one of the famous 
Hutchinson family of singers, of New Hampshire; lawyer, 
Cleveland, Ohio, and compiler of this genealogy. The portrait 
in this volume is from a photograph taken in 1895. 

Children of Hermon Alfred Kelley and Florence Alice 
(Kendall) Kelley (all born in the house at No. 49 Cornell st., 
Cleveland, O., shown in our illustration) : 

89. Virginia Hutchinson (7) , born June 1, 1890; 


90. Alfred Kendall/ 7 \ born September 22, 1891 ; 

91. Hayward Kendall' 7 ', born August 24, 1897; 

IV. Children of 25. William Dean Kelley (5) 
and Marcella (Dean) Kelley. 

62. IRVING WASHINGTON KELLEY (6) , son of William 
Dean (5) and Marcella (Dean) Kelley, was born at Kelley's 
Island, O., January 3, 1857; ; 
graduate Cornell University married Anna Eliza McEldowney, 
daughter of Thomas and Anna (Bates) McEldowney, of Chicago 
Heights, Ills., July 13, 1882; lived Minneapolis, Minn., now 
Chicago, 111.; architect. The portrait of Irving Washington 
Kelley in this volume is from a recent photograph. 

63. WILLIAM DATUS KELLEY C6) , son of William Dean (5) 
and Marcella (Dean) Kelley, was born at Kelley's Island, O., 
May 11, 1859; ; graduate Cornell 
University; married Isabelle Silver, daughter of David and Mary 
(Crocker) Silver, of Tarrytown, N. Y., June 18, 1894; civil 
engineer, New York; 1891-1893 was on the "Intercontinental 
Railway Survey" undertaken by the U. S., as chief of the 
division which made the survey southward through Ecuador and 
Peru. His portrait in this volume is from a recent photograph. 


V. Children of 3o. Alfred Kelley (5) and 
Mary Craig (Dunlevy) Kelley. 

64. HELEN GWENDOLYN KELLEY (6) , daughter of 
Alfred (5) and Mary Craig (Dunlevy) Kelley, was born November 
10, 1877; ; ; 
has already won a reputation as an artist, especially in miniature 
painting and modeling; in 1895 received a costly decoration from 
Queen Margherita of Italy, in recognition of the merit of a 
miniature portrait of her majesty; same year exhibited miniatures 
at the Paris Salon, and at various American exhibitions; has just 
completed a portrait bust of her grandfather, 12. Alfred Kelley (4) , 
which is to be placed in the Ohio State Capitol. 

65. ALFRED DUNLEVY KELLEY (6) , son of Alfred' 5 ' 
and Mary Craig (Dunlevy) Kelley, was born January 18, 1884; 

VI. Children of 38. George Kelley (5) and 
Martha J. (Eastland) Kelley. 

66. GEORGE KELLEY (6) , son of George (5) and Martha 
J. (Eastland) Kelley, was born August 20, 1849; died Sept. 3, 

67. MARTHA KELLEY (6) , daughter of George (5) and 
Martha J. (Eastland) Kelley, was born August 20, 1849; died 
Sept. 7, 1849. 


68. MARY HARRIET KELLEY (6 \ daughter of George (5 > 
and Martha J. (Eastland) Kelley, was born January 21, 1851, 
at Kelley's Island, O.; died December 30, 1895, at Cleveland, O.; 
married Stewart H. Chisholm, at Kelley's Island, O., Sept. 25, 
1872; lived at Cleveland. 

Children of Stewart H. Chisholm and Mary Harriet (Kelley) 

(A) Wilson Kelley (7) , born June 18, 1875; 

(B) CLiFTON C7) , born Sept. 28, 1878; 

(C) D0UGLAS (7 \ born Dec. 9, 1886; 

69. HENRY CLAY KELLEY (6 \ son of George (5) and 
Martha J. (Eastland) Kelley, was born at Kelley's Island, O., 
Dec. 29, 1852; ; married Margaret 

Jean Cameron, daughter of Andrew Cameron, of Kelley's Island 
O., June 20, 1882; she died March 3, 1891; he was married 
again July 18, 1896, to Maud Ward Ploeger, daughter of Uriah 
and Anna (Rush) Ward, of Kelley's Island. 

Children of Henry Clay Kelley and Margaret Jean (Cameron) 

92. Florence (7) , born May 26, 1883; 

93. Chester Cameron' 7) , born Oct. 1 5, 1884; died Aug. 
15, 1887. 


94. Jean (7) , born Jan. 20, 1889; 

70. CHARLES WEST KELLEY (6 \ son of George C5) and 
Martha J. (Eastland) Kelley, was born at Kelley's Island, O., 
January 3l, 1856; 

71. LAURA KELLEY (6) , daughter of George* 5 ' and Martha 
J. (Eastland) Kelley, was born at Kelley's Island, O., Nov. 10, 
1858; ; married Elbert Hamilton, 

son of James and Sabra (Titus) Hamilton, of Kelley's Island, 
August 11, 1881; lived in Kansas; now at Kelley's Island. 

Children of Elbert Hamilton and Laura (Kelley) Hamilton: 

(A) Theodore (7) , born Jan. 1, 1882; 

(B) GUSSIE Kelley (7 \ born May 7, 1884; 

72. GUSTAVUS ADOLPHU5 KELLEY (6 >, son of 
George (51 and Martha J. (Eastland) Kelley, was born at Kelley's 
Island, O., October 20, i860; ; 

married Flora Meginity, of Detroit, Mich., Oct. 24, 1894; lived 
Kelley's Island; now at Cleveland, O. 

Child of Gustavus Adolphus Kelley and Flora (Meginity) 

95. Henry Eastland (7) , born March 25, 1896; 


VII. Children of 40. Edwin Kelley (5) and 
Mary A. (Beebe) Kelley. 

73. BELLE H1LLIS KELLEY (6) , daughter of Edwin (5 > and 
Mary A. (Beebe) Kelley, no record, died in infancy, 

74. MARY ELLEN KELLEY (6 >, daughter of Edwin< 5 > and 
Mary A. (Beebe) Kelley, was born at Elyria, Ohio, January 23, 
1855; ; married Charles A. Gates, 
son of Nahum B. and Sarah M. Gates, of Elyria, O., October 
24, 1882, at Hudson, O.; lives Massillon, O. 

Children of Charles A. Gates and Mary Ellen (Kelley) 

(A) Marjorie (7) , born at Massillon, O., Jan. 27, 1884; 

(B) Marian (7) , born at Massillon, O., June 27, 1885; 

(C) Edwin Nahum (7) , born at Massillon, O., Oct. 1, 1889, 

VIII. Children of 46. William Henry Harrison Kelley (5) 
and Rose (Spencer) Kelley. 

75, HENRY HARRISON KELLEY (6) , son of William H. 
H. (5) and Rose (Spencer) Kelley, was born February 25, 1868; 

; married Etta Sharp, eldest daughter 
of George and Celestia Sharp, of Willoughby, O., June 20, 1893; 
lives Elyria, O. 


76. REEVE SPENCER KELLEY l6 \ son of William H. 
H. (5) and Rose (Spencer) Kelley, was born April 5, 1873; 

lives Willoughby, O. 

IX. Children of 51. Thomas Arthur Kelley (5) 
and Eva (Megrue) Kelley. 

77. ARTHUR MEGRUE KELLEY ( «>, son of Thomas 
Arthur (5) and Eva (Megrue) Kelley, was born June 19, 1874; 

lives Cleveland, O. 

78. LUCY ANNA KELLEY (6 \ daughter of Thomas 
Arthur (5) and Eva (Megrue) Kelley, was born Nov. 30, 1875; 

lives Cleveland, O. 



Abbott, Rev. Edward 106 

Harriet Vaughen 106 

Rev. Jacob 106 

Katherine (Kellev) 

7, 75, 104, 106 

Abel, Experience 22 

Adams, Alice 78 

Alice (Bradford) 78 

Mary 93 

Rev. William 78 

Alden, John 86 

Allen, Else 86 

John W 58 

Nehemiah 86 

Samuel 86 

Sarah (Partridsre) 86 

Sarah (Wormel) 86 

Alsop Genealogy 26 

Alsop, Joseph 26 

Alton, (Pamelia) 99 

Anderson, Emily Louisa (Coan) 46, 49 
George J 49 

Arnold, Alice Emily (Mussey) 48 

Angelina (Camp) 47 

Clarence Buel 48 

Edith Sabra 48 

Edwin Camp 47, 48 

Edwin Theodore 49 

Edwina 48 

Elizabeth 49 

Elizabeth Eva 49 

Eloine 48 

Emma Rosena 49 

Florence Winifred 48 


Arnold, Frederick Augustus..47 to 49 

Frederick Claude 48 

Frederick Frothingham....48 

Gladys Hazel 48 

Gertrude Sabra 49 

Harriet Eloise 48 

Helen Janet 48 

Henry Augustus 48 

Herbert Augustus 49 

John 48 

John Wesley 47 

Kenneth 48 

Lydia Ella 48 

Martha Henrietta ( ) 


Mary Edna ( ) 48 

Rupert Earl 48 

Sabra A. (Fuller) 47 

Wilbur Fuller 48 

Ashley, Griswold 17 

Atkins, George Baldwin 106 

Atwater, Mary 79 

Katherine (Bright) 79 

Robert(l) 79 

Robert (2) 79 

Backus Genealogy 18 

Backus, Mary 18 

Sarah 22 

Sarah (Charles), 18 

William 18 

Bacon, Joseph G 51 

Polly Boardman (Frothing- 
ham) 51 

Bailey, Col. John 86 

Ball, Isabella 98 





Barnum 57 

Bates, Alfred Kelley (1) 102 

Alfred Kelley (2) 102 

Anna 117 

Edward 101 

Edward Strong 102 

Ethel Louise 102 

Fanny Piatt 103 

Gertrude Strong 102 

James L. (Judge) 

4, 7, 62, 69, 101, 104 

James Lawrence 102 

Janet Madora 102 

Julia 101 

Louise (Strong) 102 

Lucy Holmes 102 

Lucy Kelley 101 

(3, 7, 29, 36, 
.Maria (Kelley) -j 42, 44, 51,63, 
( 75, 101, 104 
Mary Seymour (l) 

4, 25, 26, 29, 101 

Mary Seymour (2) 102 

Naomi Handy 102 

Naomi(Handy) 101 

Stephen 101 

Susanna 56 

Bayley, John 18 

Beach, Clifton B 56 

Beckwith, T. Sterling 80 

Beebe, Mary A 107, 121 

Biggs, Elizabeth 24 

John 24 

Smallhope 24 

Bingham, Anne 18 

Hannah 19 

Thomas 18 

Bishop, Elizabeth (Tompkins) 79 

James 79 

Rebecca 79 

Blanchard, Mary 56 

Nathaniel 56 

Susannah (Bates) 56 

Blinman, Rev. 



Bliss Genealogy 14, 15 

Bliss, Ann 14 

Anne 15 

Deliverance 15 

Elizabeth (1) 15 

Elizabeth (2) 15 

Margaret (Lawrence) 14 

Mary 14, 15 

Rebecca 15 

Samuel 15 

Sarah 15 

Thomas, Sr 14 

Thomas, Jr 14, IS 

Boake, Lucy (Rigdon) 113 

Mary Dunlevy 113 

Robert 113 

Bolles, Naomi 47 

Bostwick, Betsey Maria 114 

Boswell, Sarah 55 

Bradford, Alice *. 77, 78 

Gov. William 77, 78 

Major William 78 

Bradley, Lydia 79 

Brayton, Asa 35 

Brown University 22 

Brown, Lydia 21 

Phebe 22 

Brush, Charles F 80 

Buel Genealogy 65, 66 

Buel, Abigail 65, 66 

Avis (Collins) 65, 66 

Deborah (Griswell) 65, 66 

John 66 

Mary (Loomis) 65, 66 

Mary (Seymour) 65, 66 

Peter (1) 65, 66 

Peter (2) 65,66 

Samuel 65,66 

William 65 



Burchard, John 22 

Jane (Lee) 22 

Bush, John 35 

Bushnell, Anne 22 

Elizabeth 22 

Cameron, Andrew 119 

Margaret Jean 119 

Camp, Abigail F 49 

Angelina 47 

Daniel 47, Si 

Daniel W. (1) 50 

Daniel W. (2) 50 

Elizabeth Reynolds 51 

Francis 50 

Laura (Newton) 50 

Louisa 51 

Lydia (Frothingham) 47 to 51 

Mary Elizabeth 50 

Sarah (Ellen) 51 

Sarah (Tobey) 50 

Campbell, James T 37 

Carpenter, Alida J 96 

Caroline (Kelley) 


Charles 96 

Dorothy Isabella 96 

Douglas Robertson 96 

Gardner 96 

Jessie Christie (Robert- 
son) -96 

Kelley 96 

Lester 96 

Mary (Huntington) 96 

Mary H 97 

Sara Dean 97 

Carver, John 86 

Caulkins Genealogy 13, 14 

Caulkins, Ann (1) 14 

Ann (2) 14 

David Sr 13, 14 

David Jr 14, 15 

Deborah 14 

Elizabeth 22 


Caulkins, Elizabeth (Bliss) „.14 

Hugh 13 

Jonathan 14 

John (1) 14 

John (2) 14, 18 

Joseph 14 

Lydia 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 

Mary (1) 14 

Mary (2) 14 

Mary (Bliss) 14 

Peter 14 

Rebecca 14 

Sarah 14 

Sarah (Reynolds) 19 

Charles, John 18 

Sarah 18 

Chilton, James 86 

Mary 86 

Chisholm, Clifton 119 

Douglas ..119 

Mary Harriet (Kelley) 

107. 119 

Stewart H 119 

Wilson Kelley 119 

Chittenden, Joanna (Shaeffe) 66 

Mary 66 

William 66 

Clark, Patience 79 

Clay, Henry 75 

Cleveland, Abiah (Hyde) 22 

Ann (Winn) 55 

Rev. Aaron 22 

Benjamin 55 

Grover, President 22 

Horace Gillette 55 

Margaret (Falley) 22 

Mehetabel 55 

Moses (1) 27, 37 

Moses (2) 55 

Persis (Hildreth) 55 

Samuel (l) 55 

Samuel (2) 55 

Sarah (Boswell) 55 

William 22 

Clinton, (Maria) 103, 105 




Coan, Abigail F. (Camp) 49, 50 

Emily Louisa 49 

Henry 49 

Jane Elizabeth 49 

Peter 49, 50 

Coe, Betsey (Rice) 28 

Calvin 28 

Curtis 27 

Harriet 26 

Harriet (Rice) 28 

Laura (Stow) 27 

Linus 28 

Ruth 27 

Coit, Capt 57 

Cole, Chester Irving ill 

Mary Alice (Kelley)„.4, 88, HI 

Newcomb Barney HI 

Thomas Kelley Hi 

Virginia A. (Thurman) in 

Collins, Alice 104 

Alice (Adams) 78 

Ann , 78 

Avis.... 65, 66 

Elah 103, 105 

Florence Nelson (Gaston)t04 

Frances 103 

Francis 104 

Frederick Kelley 103 

Helen (Kelley) 75, 105 

Jane (Kelley) 63, 75, 103 

Kenneth Gaston 104 

Maria (Clinton) 103, 105 

Mary 104 

Marjorie Stow 104 

Margaret Creighton (Wil- 
son) 103 

Nathaniel 78 

Walter Stow 101 

William 103 

Cook, Caleb 87 

Jane 87 

Cooper, Robert 19 

Cornish 22 

Craig, Mary 24 

Crane, Benjamin 18 

Crocker, Mary. 



Cross, Annie 101 

Crowl, Effa 55 

Cunningham 57 

Dean Genealogy 54 to 56 

Dean, Aaron Weller 56 

Abigail 54 

Achsah (Whitwood) 56 

Abigail (Taylor) 55, 100 

Calista (Luce) 55 

Chester 55, 56,57,100 

Cynthia 54, 55 

Ebenezer 54 

Elizabeth (1) 54 

Elizabeth (2) 55 

Effa (Crowl) 55 

Esther Ann (Weeks) 56 

Faxon 3, 55 

Harry 55 

Jeremiah 54 

Jerry 55 

John(l) 54 

John (2) 54 

John of Taunton 54 

Joseph (1) 54 

Joseph (2) 55 

Joseph (3) 56 

Lucy (Smith) 55 

Marcella 100, 117 

Mary (1) 54 

Mary (2) 55 

Mary (Faxon) 55 

Mary (Weller) 55 

Mehetabel 55 

Mehetabel (Cleveland) 55 

Olive 55 

Phebe (Garrison) 55 

Philotta 55 

Rachel of Plymouth 54 

Robert de 54 

Samuel (1) 40, 55 

Samuel (2) 55 

Sarah / 39, 54 to 62, 92, 

\93,94, 96, 97, 100 

Sarah (1) 54 

Sarah (2) 54 

Sarah (3) 55 

Index of names. 


Dean, Sophia (Fay) 55 

Stephen of Plymouth 54 

Thomas 55 

Walter of Taunton 54 

Dennison, Sarah 97 

Doolittle, Mehetabel 55 

Doty, Chillers 34 

Dow, Martha (Pease) 78 

Prentiss 78 

Drysdale, Jane 96 

Dunham, Annie (Cross) 101 

John Dudley .101 

John Milton 101 

Mabel (Holmes) 101 

Dunlevy, John Craig 105 

Mary Craig 105 

Sarah Jane (Hulburd)...l05 

Dunning, Arthur Wilkinson 106 

Edward.. 106 

George Baldwin(Atkins)106 

Katherine (Kelley) 75 

Martha Walker (Turner)106 
Rev. William Hale. ..7, 
104, 106 

Eager, Fortunatus 34 

Eastland, Col. James 107 

Martha J. ..106, 107, 118, 

119, 120 

Mary (Swan) 107 

Edgerton Genealogy t8, 19 

Edgerton, John 19 

Joseph ...19 

Mary (Sylvester) 19 

Richard, Sr ..18, 19 

Richard, Jr \9 

Samuel 19 

Sarah 18 

Elder, Medorah 102 

Everett, Sylvester T 80 

Falley, Margaret 22 


Farr, Aurelius 95, 100 

Emma 95 

Hannah 7, 96, 100, 116 

Louisa M. (Follett) 95, 100 

Faxon Genealogy 55, 56 

Faxon, Abigail .56 

Ebenezer 56 

Elizabeth 56 

Hannah 56 

Joanne. 56 

John 56 

Joseph 56 

Josiah 56 

Lydia 56 

Mary (1) 55 

Mary (2) 56 

Mary (3) , 56 

Mary (Blanchard) 56 

Richard (1) 56 

Richard (2) 56 

Richard (3) 56 

Sarah 56 

Thomas (1) 56 

Thomas (2) 56 

Thomas (3) 56 

Fay, Sophia 55 

Fletcher, Annie Amelia 115 

Caroline Elizabeth (Wood) 


Stephen 115 

Follett, Louisa M 95 

Freudenberg, Annie (Kelley). ..75, 105 
Carl Gottfried 105 

Frothingham Abigail (Kelley) 46to5l 

Ebenezer 51 

Hannah 51 

Julia 51 

Lydia 47 

Nabby 47 

Naomi (Bolles, 47 

Polly Boardman 51 

Sally (1) 47 

Sally (2) 51 

Samuel (1) 46,47 

Samuel (2) 51 

William 51 



Fuller, Sabra A 47 

Garrison, Phebe 55 

Gaston, Florence Nelson 104 

Gates, Charles A 121 

Edwin Nahum 121 

Marian 121 

Mary Ellen (Kelley). ..107, 121 

Marjorie 121 

Nahum B 121 

SarahM 121 

Gibbons, Adele Victorine 114 

Goodell, Mary 78 

Gould, Betsey 84 

Kirtis 55 

Mary (Dean) 55 

Griffin, Mary 26 

Griswell, Deborah 65 

Griswold, Matthew 22 

Phoebe (Hyde) 22 

Grummet 57 

Gutman, Emma J. (Wilkins) 49 

Ludwig 49 

Hale 27 

Julia (Stow) 27 

Hamilton, Addison Kelley 112 

Elbert 120 

Elzina 94 

Frank Eaton 112 

Fredrena (Kelley). .60, 112 

Gussie Kelley ...120 

James 94,120 

Laura (Kelley) 107 

Sabra (Titus) 94, 120 

Theodore 120 

Titus C 112 

Hamlin, L. Belle 79 

Handy, Naomi 101 

Hanna, John ,, 108 

Mary (Sterritt) 108 

Mattie 108 


Harper, William A 64 

Harris Genealogy 87 

Harris, Arthur (1) 87 

Arthur (2) 87 

Isaac (l) 87 

Isaac (2) 87 

Jane (Cook) 87 

Lucy 86, 87 

Harris, Mehitable (Rickard) 87 

Mercy (Latham) 87 

Harrison, William Henry 

70, 76, 77, 89, 90 

Haynes, Theophania 95 

Hepburn, Hulda Ann (Pease) 78 

Morris 78 

Hillman, Benj 35 

Hildreth, Elizabeth 55 

Persis 55 

Richard (l) 55 

Richard (2) .....55 

Hills, Abby Cleaveland (McEwen) 

108, 109 

Helen 108 

Laura Harriet (Kelley) 108 

Nathan Cushman 108 

Norman E 4, 76, 108, 109 

Robert Cushman 109 

Sabrina Ann (Loomis) 108 

William D 108 

Hitchcock, Mary (Adams) 93 

Mary Adams 

93, 113, 114, 115, 116 

Samuel Miller 93 

Holbrook, Rev. M. K 61 

Holdridge, Mary.... 

Hollister, Julia Ann 98 

Holmes, Asa 101 

Constance 101 

Eleanor 102 



Holmes, Helen 102 

J. T., Col 101 

Lawrence Asa 102 

Lucy (Kelley) 101 

Mabel 101 

Mary 101 

Honey wood, Dorothy 79 

Mary (Atwater) 79 

Robert 79 

Hubbard, Bela 2S 

William B 28 

Huntington, Abigail (Hyde) 94 

Alfred Kelley 95 

Allie Wright 95 

Daniel K 95 

Emeline (Kelley) 


Emma (Farr) 95 

E. B. Rev 94 

Erastus (1) 94 

Erastus (2) 94 

Erastus H 94 

Fannie 95 

George Cabot 94 

George Farr 95 

John 110 

Joseph A 94,95 

Mary (Kastning) 94 

Minerva Agnes 95 

Ruth 94 

Simon (1) 95 

Simon (2) ,.94 

Stella 95 

Theophania 95 

Theophania (Haynes) 95 

Hurlbut, H. B 110 

Hutchinson Family, The 116 

Hutchinson, Virginia W 116 

Hyde Genealogy 21 to 22 

Hyde, Abiah 22 

Abigail 22, 94 

Anne (Bushnell) 22 

Elihu 21 

Elizabeth 21, 22 

Elizabeth (Caulkins) 22 


Hyde, Elizabeth (Bushnell) 22 

Experience (Abel) 22 

Hester 22 

Jabez 22 

James, Capt 22 

Jane (Lee) 21 

John 22 

Mary (Backus) 22 

Phebe 21 

Samuel (t) 21, 22 

Samuel (2) 22 

Sarah (Marshall) 22 

Thomas 22 

William (1) 21 

William (2) 22 

Jacob, Deborah 87 

Mary 87 

Nicholas 87 

Jenks, Azubah 87 

Sarah (Tyler) 87 

William 87 

Zachariah 87 

Jewett, Rev. E. R 51 

Elizabeth Reynolds (Froth- 
ingham) 46, 51 

Johnson, Crisfield 84 

Jones, Mr 31, 32, 33 

Jones, Judge James M 110 

Kastning, Mary 94 

Kelleigh 9 

Kelley, name and origin, 9 to 17 

Kelley and Kelly, interchangeable.. 11 

Kelly, Parish of 10 

Kelly, Coat of Arms 10 

Kelley, Abel of Salem 12 

Abigail^) 23, 26, 46 

Abigail (Reynolds) 

18, 19, 20, 21, 46, 47 

Ada (Prosser) 108 


..7,39,60,61,92,96, 112, 113 



Kelley, Adelaide's) 63, 75, 104 

f 3, 4, 7, 30, 37 to 

Alfred") 40 ' 43, 44, 46> 53, 
Aiirea 4 62 tQ ?6) g+j ^ 

[ 103 to 106, 118 

Alfred^) 75, 105, 118 

Alfred Dunlevy'«> 105, 118 

Alfred Kendall") u7 

Alfred Stow'5) 

3, 7, 60, 62, 96, 100, 110, 116 

Alice— see Mary Alice 

Angeline (Woodford) 112 

Ann Marilla (Millard) 

7, 92, 96, 112, 113 

Anna Eliza (McEldowney) 117 

Annies) 75, 105 

Annie Amelia (Fletcher). ..115 

Arthur Megrue'6) m, 122 

Belle Hillis'6) 107, 121 

Benjamin of Mass 11, 12 

Betsey'5) 62,97 to 99 

Betsey (Gould) S4, 109 

Caroline^' 7,62,96,97 

Charles's) 83, 108 

Charles West's) 107, 120 

Charlotte's) 63,75, 104 

Chester Cameron") 119 

Clarence E 11 

°—<»' {™ 5 \° 

f 3, 5, 7, 16, 23. 24 
Daniel(3)J to46,52,53,62, 67 


Daniel'4) 41,46, 85, 91, ill 

Daniel'5) 61, 93 

f 3, 7, 30, 38, 39, 40, 
Datus")! 42, 44, 46, 52 to 62 

] 80, 84, 92, 93, 94, 

[ 96, 97, 100, 107 

David of Boston 11, 12 

David of Newbury, 11, 12 

David of Yarmouth 10 

Douglas Ottinger'6) 

7, 93, 112, 115 

Edward's' 63, 75, 104 

Edward Datus'6) 92, 113 

Edwin'5) 83, 107, 121 

Emeline'5)..3, 4, 7, 60, 62, 94, 96 

Ernest Fletcher"). 115 

Etta (Sharp) 121 

Eva (Megrue) ill, 122 


Kelley, Everett Clapp'6) 93, 113 

Fannie (Miles) 109, 110 

Flora (Meginity) 120 

Florence") 119 

Florence Alice (Kendall). ..116 

Francis Millard'6) 93, 113 

Frank'5) 75, 105 

Franklin'5) 83, 108 

Fredrena,") 60, 112 

Frederick^) 92, 112 

George'5) 20, 60, 83, 106, 118 
George's).. .107, 118, 119, 120 

Giles M , 4 11 

Gustavus'5> 83, 106 

Gustavus Adolphus'6) 

107, 120 

Hannah (Farr)..7, 96, 100, 116 
Harold Hitchcock") 115 

Harriet (Pease) { ^^to S 

Hayward Kendall") 117 

Helen 5) 75, 105 

Helen Gwendolen'6) io5 

Henry's) 75, 104 

Henry Clay'6) 107, 119 

Henry Eastland'7) 120 

Henry Harrison 109 

Henry of Lancaster 11, 12 

Hermon Alfred(e) 

5, 7, 100,112, 116, 117 

Horace'5)...5,83,84, 109, 110 

Hubert Wood") 116 

(4,7,30,38,39,41, 43 
Irad(4) \ to 46, 57, 58, 59, 76 
(to 84, 87, 106 to 109 
Irving Washington's) 

7, 100, 112 

Isabelle (Silver) 117 

Jabez'3) 19,23, 51 

Jane's) 63, 75, 103 

Jean") 120 

(24 to 46, 52, 

Jemima (Stow) \ 62. 63, 76, 

(83, 84, 91 

John") 17 

John'3) 23, 24 

John of Newbury 11, 12 

Joseph'i) 3, 5, 11 to 18 

Joseph'2) 17 

Joseph Reynolds'4), 7, 30, 38, 
39,43,46, 76, 80, 83 to 84, 87, 109 





Kelley, Julia Latham^) 91, 110 


....7, 61, 93, 96, 113 to 116 
Katherine*5>....7, 75, 104, 106 

Laura<«> 107, 120 

Laura Harriet^) 83, 108 

Leslie Constant^) 116 

Lucy Anna<6) 111,122 

Lucy Ellen< 5) 91, 110 

Lucy Harris (Latham). 

86,87, 90 

Lydia<2> 17 

Lydia (Caulkins) 13, 15, 17, 18 

Lydia E. (Remington) 100 

Lynwood Julius(7) 115 

Marcella (Dean) 100, 117 

Margaret Creighton 

(Wilson) 103 

Margaret Jean (Cameron) 119 
f 29, 36, 42, 44, 45, 
\63, 75, 101 to 103 

Marthacs) 107 

Martha J. (Eastland) 

106, 107, 118, 119, 120 

Martha Louisa(s).. 82,83,108 

MaryO) 83. 107 

Mary A. (Beebe) 107, 121 

Mary Adams (Hitchcock.)... 

93, 113, 114, 115 

Mary Alice's) 91, ill 

Mary Craig (Dunlevy) 

105, 118 

Mary Dunlevy (Boake) 113 

Mary Caroline(6)..93, 114, 115 

Mary Ellen^i 107, 121 

Mary Harriet^) 107, 119 

Mary Seymour (Welles) 

43,63,65 to 75,101,103 to 106 

Mattie (Hanna) 108 

Miriam Boake(7> 113 

Nicholas de 10 

Norman<5) 83, 108 

Norman Douglas(7) 115 

Rose (Spencer)... 109, 121, 122 

Reeve Spencer^) 109, 122 

Reginald 10 

Reginald Heber(7> 115 

Renald of Pemaquid....ll, 12 

(see Joseph Reynolds) 

Roger of Isle of,l2 


Kelley, Samuel^) 61,93 

Samuel Heber<6) 93, 113 

r39, 54 to 56,61, 
Sara (Dean) \ 92, 93, 94, 96, 
(97, 100. 

Sterling Herman(e) 92, 112 

Thomas 13, 15 

Thomas Arthur(5)..9l, 111,122 
f 30,31,40, 

Thomas Moore<4> \ JJ'JMf' 

[110, 111. 

Tracy Randallu) 115 

Virginia Hutchinson(7)....n6 

William Datus^) 100. 117 

William Dean(5>...62, 100, 117 

William Henry(6) 109,121 

William Henry Harrison^) 

81, 83, 109, 121 

Zina Hitchcock^) 93, 116 

Kellie, Earl of 9 

Kellieshire 9 

Kendall, Florence Alice 116 

Capt. Frederic A 116 

Virginia (Hutchinson),.. .116 

Kingman, John 86 

Henry ....86 

Susannah 86 

Kirby, Lucy .28 

Larrabee, Greenfield. 22 

Latham Genealogy 86 to 87 

Latham, Arabel 87 

Arthur(l) 86 

Arthur(2) 86 

Arthur (3) 87 

Azubah (1) 87 

Azubah (2) 87 

Azubah (Jenks) 86 

Charles French 87 

Chilton 86 

Edward Payson 87 

Elizabeth 86 

Else Allen 86 

Hannah 86 

Henry Martin 87 



Latham, Isabel 87 

James 86 

James Kent Shepherd 87 

Joseph 86 

Julia Ann 87 

Lucy Harris 86, 87, 90 

Lucy Janette 87 

Mary 87 

Mary (Post) 86 

Mercy 86, 87 

Nehemiah (l) 86 

Nehemiah (2) 87 

Robert 86 

Sarah (1) 86 

Sarah (2) 87 

Susannah (Kingman) 86 

Susannah (Winslow) 86 

William 86 

William Harris (1) 86 

William Harris (2) .87 

Lawrence, Margaret 14 

Lee Genealogy 22 

Lee, Jane 22 

Phebe 22 

Phebe (Brown) 22 

Thomas 22 

Thomas, Lieut 22 

Little, Cynthia Dow 103 

Evelyn Dow 103 

Fanny Piatt (Bates) 103 

Helen Kelley 103 

Robert Parker (l) 103 

Robert Parker (2) 103 

William Parker 103 

Lobdell, Ann 78 

Loomis, Mary 65, 66 

Sabra Ann 

Lord Genealogy 19 to 21 

Lord, Abigail 21 

Ann 19 

Aynrie 19 

Benjamin, Rev 15 

Deborah 21 

Dorothy (1) 19, 20 

Dorothy (2) 19 


Lord, Elizabeth 19 

Elizabeth (Hyde) 21 

Jane 21 

John (1) 19 

John (2) 21 

John (3). 21 

Joseph 21 

Lydia 19,21 

Lydia (Brown) 21 

Mary (1) 21 

Mary (2) 21 

Phebe 21 

Richard (1) 20 

Richard, Lieut 21 

Richard, Judge 21 

Robert (1) 19 

Robert (2) 21 

Thomas (1).. 19,21 

Thomas (2) 19 

Thomas (3) ^ 21 

William (1). 19, 21 

William (2) 21 

Lothrop 18 

Mary (Reynolds) 18 

Low, Nicholas 28, 30, 33, 36 

Luce, Calista 55 

Lute, Ann (Payne) 66 

Gov., William 66 

John 66 

Mary (Chittenden) 66 

Lyman 18 

Elizabeth (Reynolds) 18 

Marshall, Sarah 22 

Martin 35 

McEldowney, Anna (Bates) 117 

Anna Eliza 117 

Thomas 117 

McEwen, Abby Cleaveland 108 

Alice (Stanley) 108 

William 108 

Meginity, Flora 120 

Megrue, Eva ill, 122 



Millard, Anna (Francis) 92 

Ann Marilla 92, 112, 113 

Royal 92 

Miles. Fannie 109,110 



Ann 28 

Benjamin, Gov 25 

George 26, 28 

Lydia 25 

Lydia (Reynolds) 18 

Martina (Rice) 28 

Mercy (Robinson) 25 

Thomas 25 

Moore Genealogy 25 

Moore, Apollos 26, 55 

Jane(Mott) 26 

Joseph 26 

Phebe 26 

Philotta (Dean) 55 

Thomas 26 



Lucy (Stow) .....28 

Mott, Amy Sering US 

Betsy Maria (Bostwick) 114 

Douglas Kelley H4 

Ethel H4 

Frank Chetwood H5 

Hobart Delancey U4 

Jane.. 26 

Joseph Prior 114 

Mabel Hitchcock 114 

Alary Caroline (Kelley) 

93, 114 

Mary Bostwick 114 

William L 114 

William Warner 114 

Moysey, David 97 

Florence Gladys 97 

Lynne Dennison 97 

Mabel Carpenter 97 

Mildred Kelley 97 

Robert Rosling 97 

Sara Dean (Carpenter). ...97 
Sarah (Dennison) 97 


Mygatt, George Starr HO 

Lucy Ellen (Kelley) HO 

Napier, Benj. A 58 

Newton, Asa 35 

Laura 50 

Norman, Capt 15 

Norwood, Elizabeth Webb (Rush). 98 

Joseph A 98 

Oscar 98 

Rush J 98 

Orr, Capt. Robert 86 

Otis, Dorothy (Thomas) 87 

John (1) 87 

John (2) 87 

Joseph 87 

Mary 87 

Paine Genealogy. 


Paine, Alsop 26 

Benjamin 26 

Daniel 26 

Deborah 26 

Jemima 24, 25,26, 27 

John(l) 26 

John (2) 26 

Lydia 26 

Phoebe (Moore) 3,26 

Thomas 26 

Parks, Charles Webb 99 

Edward L 98,99 

Emma Webb 99 

Frances Willard 99 

George Hamline 98 

George Edward 99 

Isabella Ball (Webb) 98,99 

Julia Ann (Hollister) 98 

Julia H 99 

Sarah Rush 99 

Parsons, Mary 27 

Partridge, Sarah 86 

Payne Ann ...66 

Pease Genealogy 77 to 78 




Pease, Abigail (Randall) 78 

Ebenezer (l) 78 

Ebenezer (2) 77, 78 

Ebenezer (3) 78 

Esther (Thompson).. 77, 78, 79 

George 77, 78,79 

„ • t f 4, 77, 78, 79, 80,83, 
narnei "\ 106, 107, 108, 109 

Hulda 78 

Hulda Ann 78 

Jesse Thompson 78 

John 77,78 

Lucretia Martha 78 

Marie 78 

Mary (Godell) 78 

Mary (Terry) 77 

Margaret 78 

Norman 78 

Robert (1) 77, 78 

Robert (2) 77, 78 

Robert (3) 77, 78 

Sylvester 78 

Peck, Henry 56 

Cynthia (Dean) 56 

Piatt, Judge Jonas 62 

Pleger, Maud Ward 1*19 

Poschile 57 

Post Genealogy 87 

Post, Diana (Brown) 87 

Hester (Hyde) 22 

John 18, 22 

Mary 86, 87 

Mary (Thompson) 87 

Peter 87 

Sarah (Reynolds) 18 

Stephen 87 

Thomas 87 

Pratt, Mrs 31 

Preston, Elizabeth 26 

William 26 

Prosser, Ada 108 

Punderson, Lydia 79 

Lydia (Bradley) 79 

Thomas 79 


Randall, Abigail 78 

Ranney, Henry C 110 

Remington Lydia E 100 

Reynolds Genealogy 18, 19 

Reynolds, Abigail 18, 19, 20 

Daniel 19 

Elizabeth 18 

Hannah (Bingham) 19 

John (l) 18 

John (2) 18 

John (3) 19 

Joseph (1) 18 

Joseph (2) 19 

Lydia (1) 18 

Lydia (2) 19 

Lydia (Lord) 18, 19 

Mary... 19 

Mary (Sanford) 19 

Sarah (1) 18 

Sarah (2) 19 

Sarah (Edgerton) 18, 19 

Sarah (Backus) 18 

Stephen (1) 18 

Stephen (2) 18 

Susannah 18 

Rice, Betsy 28 

Harriet 28 

Hezekiah 28, 29 

Lydia (Stow) 28 

Martina 28 

Rickard, Mehitable 87 

Samuel 87 

Rigdon, Lucy 113 

Rix, Abigail F. (Camp) 50 

Charles 50 

Daniel 50 

Edward 50 

Ella 50 

Frederick 50 

Gertrude 50 

Joel 49 

Robertson, Jessie Christie 96 

Isabella (Christie) 96 

Peter 96 



Robinson, Mercy 25 

Rogers, Jonathan 32, 34, 35, 36 

Ruggles, Mary 28 

Rush, Anna 119 

Charles C 98 

Edna Spaulding 98 

Elizabeth Webb 98 

Isabella Webb 98 

Jacob W 60,98 

Laura H 98 

Sara (Webb) 98 

William Webb- 98 

Saltonstall, Gov 21 

Sanford, Mary 19 

Seymour, Mary 65 

Seton, Alida J. (Carpenter) 96 

Arthur Drysdale 97 

Charles Carpenter 96 

David 96 

Jane (Drysdale) 96 

John 96 

Minerva 96 

Sexton, Mindwell, 78 

Shaeffe, Edward 66 

Joanna 66 

Sharp, Celestia 121 

Etta 121 

George 121 

Silver, David 117 

Isabella 117 

Mary (Crocker) 117 

Smith, Lucy 55 

Snow, Mrs 76 

Spalding, The Widow 25 

Spencer, Mary Reeve 109 

Rose 109 

T. P 109 

Sprague, Capt 86 


Sterrett, Mary 108 

Stocking Berthia 24 

Stow Genealogy 24 to 28 

Stow, Albert 27 

Alexander W 28 

Alsop 27 

Alvah 27 

Anna 28 

Anna (Miller) 28 

Benjamin 25 

Berthia (Stocking) 24 

Daniel 25 

Ebenezer 25 

Eliakim (1) 25 

Eliakim (2) 25 

Elihu (1) 24 to 28 

Elihu (2) 27 

Elizabeth (Biggs) 24 

Eunice 28 

Hannah 25 

Horatio K 28 

... f 24 to 46, 62, 63, 

Jemima | 76, 83, 84, 91 

Jemima (Paine) 24 to 27 

John (l) 24 

John (2) 24, 25 


....7, 24 to 27, 37, 53,62,68 

Julia 27 

Laura 27 

Lucy 28 

Lucy (Kirby) 28 

Lydia (1) 25 

Lydia (2) 28 

Lydia (Miller) 25 

Marcellus K 28 

Martha 28 

Mary (l) 25 

Mary (2) 28 

Mary (Craig) 24 

Mary (Griffin) 27 

Mary (Ruggles) 28 

Mary (Wetmore) 25 

Milah 27 

Naomi 28 

Nathaniel (1) 24 

Nathaniel (2) 25 

Obed 28 

ObedNorris 28 




Stow, Olive 28 

Phebe 25 

Richard 24 

Ruth (Coe) 27 

Samuel (l) 24 

Samuel (2) 24 

Samuel (3) 

Sarah(t) 25 

Sarah (2) 25 

Sarah (3) 28 

Sarah (Sumner) 25 

Silas 28, 29, 30, 32 to 36 

Thankful 25 

Thomas (1) 24 

Thomas (2) 24 

Volney 27 

Warren Paine 28 

William 28 

Strong, Rev. Addison Kellogg 102 

Clarissa 40 

Louise 102 

Medorah (Elder) 102 

Sumner. Sarah 25 

Sylvester, Mary 18 

Swan, Mary 107 

Joseph R., Judge 71 

Taskett, Henry 99 

Pamelia (Alton) 99 

Julia M 99 

Taylor, Abigail 55, 100 

Terry, Ann (Collins) 78 

Ann(Lobdell) 78 

Ephraim 78 

Mary 77 

Samuel (1) 78 

Samuel (2) 78 

Thomas, Deborah (Jacob) 87 

Dorothy 87 

Nathaniel 87 

Thompson Genealogy 78 to 79 

Thompson, Abraham 79 

Anna 79 

Anthony (1) 79 

Anthony (2) 79 


Thompson, Amos 79 

Bridget 79 

Chloe 79 

David... 79 


Ebenezer 79 

Elisha 79 

Elizabeth 79 

Enos 79 

Esther 78, 79 

Gideon 79 

Helena 79 

Henry 79 

James (1) 79 

James (2) 79 

John (1) 79 

John (2) 79 

John (3) 87 

Joseph 79 

Juda(l) 79 

Juda (2) 79 

Judith 79 

Lois 79 

Lydia (1) 79 

Lydia (2) 79 

Martha 79 

Mary (1) ...79 

Mary (2) 87 

Mary (Walter) 78, 79 

Mary (Otis) 87 

Mathron 79 

Rebecca 79 

Robert 79 

Ruth 79 

Samuel (1) 79 

Samuel (2) 79 

Sarah 79 

Stephen 79 

Steven 78 

Thomas 79 

William (l) 79 

William (2) 79 

Thurman, Allen G ill 

Virginia A Ill 

Titus, Harriet 112 

Sabra 94, 120 

Tobey, Sarah 50 

Tompkins, Elizabeth 79 



Turner, Martha Walker 106 

Tyler, President 90 

Upp, Fannie (Farr) 95 

Nancy L. (Sawyer) 95 

Orson Sawyer 95 

Philip A 95 

Uridge, Adele Victorine(Gibbons)114 

Douglas Walter 114 

Ethel (Mott) 114 

James 114 

Walter G 114 

Walter James 114 

Wade, J. H 80, 110 

Walter, Mary 79 

Patience (Clark) 79 

William 79 

Walworth, Ashbel W. 

Ward, Alice Caroline 97 

Alice Leonard 97 

Anna (Rush) 119 

Mary H. (Carpenter) 97 

Maud 119 

Thomas F 97 

Uriah 119 

Warren, Robert 19 

Webb, Betsey (Kelley)....62, 97 to 99 

Charles Chamberlin 99 

Ethel Willard 99 

Isabella Ball 98 

Isabella (Ball) 98,99 

Joseph L 98 

Julia M. (Taskett) 99 

Samuel, Col 27 

Sara 98 

William Henry 99 

William S 97 

Webster, Daniel 89 

Weeks, Esther Ann 56 

Waller, Mary 55 

Welles Genealogy 65 

NAMES. xv 


Welles, Abigail (Buel) 65 

Hugh 65 

Mary Seymour. .43, 65, 66, 75 

Melancthon W 65 

Noah (t) 65 

Noah (2) 65 

Noah (3) , 65 

Thomas(l) 65 

Thomas (2) 65 

Wetmore, Mary 25 

Whitmore, Deborah 20 

Whitfield, Rev. Henry 66 

Whitwood, Achsah 56 

Wilcox, Rev. Adam 35 

Wilkins, Earl De Vere 49 

Elizabeth (Arnold) 49 

Emma J 49 

Walters 49 

Williams, Micajah T 6S 

Wilson, Margaret Creighton 103 

Winn, Ann 55 

Edward 55 

Joanna 55 

Winslow Genealogy 86 

Winslow, John 86 

Mary (Chilton) 86 

Susannah 86 

Winthrop 24 

Witherby 24 

Wood, Caroline Elizabeth 115 

Woodford, Angeline 112 

Harriet (Titus) 112 

Jesse E 112 

Wormel, Sarah 86 

Worthington, George 80 

Yaple, Mr 73 

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