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Re: King family Rockport/Tarkio Atchison Cou
Posted by: Catherine Kelly (ID *****2837) Date: October 28, 2006 at 15:07:00
In Reply to: Re: King family Rockport/Tarkio Atchison Cou by Josephine Morningstar of 443

Eliza Jane Kelly, wife of John H. Kelly, was the daughter of Richard King of Trimball Co., KY. Richard married Nancy Williams on I July 1821. (KY marriage records) Their oldest daughter, Eliza, was born in 1822.

The 1850 census for Trimball Co., KY shows Richard with 10 children still at home ranging from 21 to 11 months (Perry). There is also a Nancy listed, age 28. I do not know if that was a daughter, named after first wife, Nancy Williams, or if that is new wife, Nancy Bradley.

In 1840, Eliza married John Kelly, son of Samuel H. Kelly. Richard King is shown consenting the KY marriage records. They had eight children. Their son, Thomas Dudley, was my great-grandfather. Eliza was my great, great-grandmother. Sometime between 1857 and 1860, the John Kellys moved to Atchison Co., Missouri. They apparently lived close to Wm. King & family, as they appear on the same page in the 1860 census. If Wm. was Abraham's son and Richard & Abe were brothers, then Eliza and Wm. were cousins. Eliza would have been P.O.'s much older sister. The 1860 census shows P.O. living with Eliza. I am not sure why he went to live with cousin, Wm. However, the 1860 census indicates that Wm. had more assets that John Kelly, so maybe they were better able to care for an extra mouth.

I would be interested in any more information you have about the Kings.

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