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Re: David Kelman, Jessie E. Kelman, and George Kelman in Astoria, OR and Aberdeen
Posted by: Hannah Gray (ID *****9455) Date: March 26, 2011 at 14:46:50
In Reply to: Re: David Kelman, Jessie E. Kelman, and George Kelman in Astoria, OR and Aberdeen by karen beth of 144

So that would make you my second cousin! My grandfather is Jessie Kelman's son, William Kelman Keagy...who has gone by Kelman since he was a baby. He turned 99 this past February. :) That would be your uncle.

Do you have an e-mail address? It may be easier to e-mail you.

I just unraveled a few mysteries this past week. One being this: David Kelman married a woman, Leah Caroline Markel, in Omaha, Nebraska, 7 years before he married my great-great grandmother. I am pretty sure this is correct because it lists his parents as Alexander Kelman and Elizabeth McKenzie from Scotland, and his age as 26 – which fits with the year he was born. I still have to confirm this. It says he was living in Rock Island, Illinois.

I just found out his father’s name this week, and the maiden name of his mother. They both immigrated to Ohio from Scotland.
I know David’s mother as Elizabeth McGregor. She remarried in Ohio and moved with the McGregors (her husband had children from a previous marriage) and her children to Astoria. I have been to the huge house in Astoria where they lived, and where Jessie married Roy Keagy. There is a woman living in the house now, who I believe to be a relation, and great or great-great grandchildren of Elizabeth McGregor’s husband, who live nearby.

I have a few pictures of the Kelmans, and I may know some of the people in the pictures you have. I would love copies of them, if you don’t mind, and I could give you copies of the pictures I have. I would love a picture of the bible as well!


This is where I found the marriage of David Kelman to Leah Markel:
http://books.google.com/books?id=LmwdORsX7SsC&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=alexander+kelman+and+elizabeth+mckenzie&source=bl&ots=FYvB89M-lt&sig=1655kmdCgWZgfw7Y_F8fjXqgM_Y&hl=en&ei=EE2OTeiaB4i8sQP42PnJCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=alexander%20kelman%20and%20elizabeth%20mckenzie&f=false

http://omahamarriages.wordpress.com/ke-kh/

I also have an ancestry.com account with some information on the Kelmans.
Here is a forum I found with someone posting about David Kelman’s parents: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:MfwSy8OfKYEJ:www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php%3FPHPSESSID%3Dk85e54j3ii97mmje36lu0dqrq7%26topic%3D188537.0+alexander+kelman+and+elizabeth+mckenzie&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com

The fourth to last posting with the username: "marlyn." She is a half-relation.

The last posting on the forum gives some interesting information about the surname Kelman.

Thank you so much for responding! This has been a 2-year mystery (when I finally began doing extensive research. I have loved genealogy since I was a kid.)

~Hannah



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