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Joe Kelley of Anderson
Posted by: jane (ID *****0807) Date: April 17, 2003 at 20:03:07
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My brick wall Joe Kelley of Anderson SC. I have no proof to place him in the correct Kelley line. I speculate that he is the son of Franklin Doctor Kelley(s/o Joseph Calloway Kelley). Joseph Kelley was married to Nancy Jane “Janie” Williams(d/o Ambrose Williams, s/o Joseph P. Williams) all of Anderson County, SC

Descendants of Joseph Edward Kelley

1 Joseph Edward Kelley b: October 7, 1873 d: June 29, 1914 in Anderson County SC
. +Nancy Jane Williams b: 1879 d: 1953 in Anderson County SC
... 2 Frank Kelley
... 2 Herman Kelley
... 2 Robert Kelley b: 1896
... 2 Maud Kelley b: 1899
... 2 J.B. Kelley b: 1901
... 2 Hutto Kelley b: 1904
... 2 Lila Jane Kelley b: April 15, 1906 in Anderson County SC
... 2 Joe Kelley b: October 7, 1909 d: April 20, 1970
... 2 Janie Kelley b: 1914

There are 2 Joseph Kelley’s that appear on the 1880 census that would be of the correct age to be my Joe.

Garvin, Anderson, South Carolina, Page 182D

Relation Age Birthplace

D. F. KELLY Self 29 SC Fa: SC Mo: SC
Minerva KELLY Wife 29 NC Fa: NC Mo: NC
William KELLY Son 8 SC Fa: SC Mo: SC
Joseph KELLY Son 7 SC Fa: SC Mo: SC
Thomas KELLY Son 5 SC Fa: SC Mo: SC
Sallie KELLY Dau 2 SC Fa: SC Mo: SC
Lillie KELLY Dau 6M SC Fa: SC Mo: SC
Amanda WILSON Other 22 SC Fa: SC Mo: NC
Louisa WILSON Other 19 SC Fa: SC Mo: NC

Oaklawn, Greenville, South Carolina Page 113A

Relation Age Birthplace

Elisha KELLY Self 30 SC Fa: SC Mo: SC
Talitha A. KELLY Wife 31 SC Fa: SC Mo: SC
James D. KELLY Son 11 SC Fa: SC Mo: SC
Joseph E. KELLY Son 7 SC Fa: SC Mo: SC
William W. KELLY Son 2 SC Fa: SC Mo: SC

Calvin C. KELLY Son 5M SC Fa: SC Mo: SC

The Old Pendleton Database lists the children of Franklin Doctor Kelley and wife Manerva Matthews as:
Thomas Monroe Kelley
Minerva “Dolly” Kelley
John Kelley
Elizabeth Kelley
Lillie Kelley
Sally Kelley
Joseph Kelley
William Kelley

With wife Lula McAlister
       Charles Hoke Kelley
       Frank Kelley

The 1910 census finds Joe Kelley and wife Janie in Williamston, SC living next door to John Kelley and his wife Maud, with one son Jack. The same John Kelley is found on the 1920 census with wife Maud and sons, Jack, Mack and John C. Kelley

Joe Kelley is buried in the Williamston Cemetery, Williamston SC along with:
       Nancy Jane Kelley b.1880 d.1953
       John T. Kelley b.1880 d.1974
       Maud A. Kelley b. 1884 d. 1934
       Boris Herman Kelley b.1908 d.1934 son of Joe and Janie
       Mattie Lou Kelley b.1915 d.1917
       John Charles Kelley b 1918 d.1960
My speculation is that Joe and John were brothers, children of Franklin Doctor Kelley, (s/o Joseph Calloway Kelley, s/o Daniel Callaway Kelley, s/o William Kelley born Apr. 6,1758 in Albemarle Co. Va, and died 1841 in Williamston SC) but no proof.

Joe Kelley was a constable, he was shot to death in 1914 by Claude Poore who was a police officer, it occurred behind the drug store in Williamston. The shooting according to newspaper accounts was due to bad blood between Poore and Kelley and had nothing to do with their professions. I have found 2 newspaper articles on the shooting, but nothing about when Poore went to trial. I would love to know more.

I need help and direction to find out more!!!! The fire at the Williamston courthouse supposedly destroyed all records. If you can direct me or have any information that might help me I would greatly appreciate your being in touch.
Thank you,

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