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DR. William Kelsey b.1835 son of Jonas & Sarah (Elder) Kelsey
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: October 03, 2004 at 17:09:37
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 758, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"DR. WILLIAM KELSEY was born in Perry County, Ohio, August 14, 1835; is the son of JONAS and SARAH (ELDER) KELSEY, and is one of a family of four children, named CYRUS, MARY, WILLIAM and ELIZA. The father was born in Perry County in 1810; he has chiefly farmed, but in 1849 he went to Huntington County, Indiana, where he was engaged subsequently in merchandising, from 1865 to 1875. He has always been an active worker in the Methodist Church, and is now living in retirement in Huntington County. At the age of thirteen, WILLIAM was taken by his father to Huntington, where he lived until 1858, when he moved to Winamac, and there spent a year; in 1859, he came to Monterey, and has lived here ever since. At the age of sixteen, he began the study of medicine at Markle, Indiana, under JOSEPH SCOTT, M.D.; in 1856 - 1857, he took a seven months course of lectures at the Starling Medical College, Columbus, and then practiced a year in Huntington County before coming to Winamac. He attended a course of lectures, in the session of 1873 - 1874, at the Medical College of Indiana, Department of Butler University, Indianapolis, receiving the degree of M.D. in the spring of 1874. He was married, May 27, 1858, to SARAH J. BARNES, in Huntington County, who has given birth to nine children - WILLIAM, CHARLES, MARY, THOMAS, JAMES, NETTIE, MAUD, FREDDIE and HARRY; of these THOMAS, FREDDIE and HARRY are dead. April 22, 1879, the Doctor was married at Monterey to LAURA STEIS, who has borne one son - JONAS ARTHUR. The Doctor now farms 300 to 500 acres, having for the past ten or twelve years devoted great attention to agriculture."

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