When Jackson A Kelsey was born about 1816, in Florida, Montgomery, New York, United States, his father, Nathaniel Kelsey, was 27 and his mother, Catherine Pettingell, was 23. He died before about 1829, at the age of 13.
English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from an uncertain initial element (perhaps an Old English personal name with genitive -es) + Old English ēg ‘island’.
Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.
History: William Kelsey was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).
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