Posted By:Margaret McGrath
Subject:New Milford Mystery
Post Date:April 07, 2004 at 01:40:05
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Forum:Litchfield County, CT Genealogy Forum
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Here is my delimma. In St. Francis Xaiver Cemetery in New Milford,CT,as you pull in to the right near the fence is a pretty big tombstone with some Kelley names on it. Now either in front of that or right behind it is suppose to be another plot of Kelley's cannot find a stone.These plots are supposedly numbered 50 and 50a. Lord knows which is which.

In one of those is suppose to be Mary A. Cassidy Kelley died Dec.2 1891, a few days later Dec 8, 1891 her daughter Mary A. Died, only a few days old. Mary A's husband was John Kelley II they also had two other children born in 1889, twin boys, Charles and Thomas. He remarried a Winifred Creighton and they had a daughter in Nov. of 1894 named Mary A. Kelley.

I traced John and Winifred, the boys and daughter to Brooklyn, New York. 1900 the boys were in St. John's Orphanage due to father being ill. Around 1904 One of the boys was returned to the family. A few years later the other boy was released didn't say to who. Totally lost where they were after this.

In 1913, my great grandmother Mary Bohan Cassidy Rowe died. She is buried in that Kelley grave. The sexton said Mary A. Kelley gave permission for her to be buried there. At first it never hit me, unitl returning to Ohio. That the Mary A. Kelley was the daughter of John and Winifred Kelley.

So my mystery is did these Kelley's return to New Milford, or did St. Francis somehow get in contact with her. Whatever happened to the Kelley's. I know the twins were born in New Milford oct 12, 1889, cannot find any deaths for the twins, Mary A. John or Winifred.

Any help you can provide would be appreciated.