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Re: Luke (Lew) Kelly (Kelley)
Posted by: Beverly Huckins (ID *****7529) Date: April 15, 2004 at 08:09:56
In Reply to: Re: Luke (Lew) Kelly (Kelley) by Ronald Townsend of 923

Looks like you have done extensive research and indeed the name Mahars, Kelley's, Leightons, Huckins were like Smith in Lincoln/Washington County and all intermarried.

I'm sorry I can't add to the info you have. What I have on the "immigrant" Luke Kelley, the father of the Luke born circa 1762 (Eastport Sentinal 2.29.1832, Luke ae 70, fell and instantly expired), is from an unfinished manuscript by Henry Hardon held by the NH Historical Society which states Luke Kelley was a British soldier, impressed at Dublin, Ireland and discharged at the close of the Rev War at Fredericton, NB. I have seen another, undocumented, reference to both Edmund Mahar (Eamon Meagher) born 1738 and Luke Kelly as born Lanarkshire (Glasgow area of Scotland) who first immigrated to Ireland and then as conscripted or enlisted as a British soldier.

You are correct the names of the towns changed as the boundaries changed at different times and are often confused when referenced with earlier or later names. The census isn't much help in those time periods either.
Luke Kelley, in 1800 is between 16-45, putting this Luke's DOB within the range of 1755-1774. From the ages of his children it is more likely to be closer to 1755. So this then would be a different Luke Kelley.

In 1805 Luke Kelley and Nathaniel Huckins obtained land from the then Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You might find something from those papers. Luke had lot #9, (#10 and #5). The 1824 Lot Map, Lubec(k), has Luke Kelley living on Lot #10, Lot #9 is located between Huckins Neck and Denbow Point (under Morrison Cove). Lot #5 is the lot later owned by Nathaniel/Soloman Denbow which became James Huckings lot.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

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