John Kelsey

Brief Life History of John

When John Kelsey was born about 1783, in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Roswell Kelsey, was 41 and his mother, Hepzibah Bellows, was 35. He married Salona Brown about 1808, in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He died in 1850, at the age of 68.

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John Kelsey
Hadassah Craft
Marriage: 16 June 1846

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  • Legacy NFS Source: John Kelsey - Published information: birth: about 1821; Jay, Franklin, Maine, United States
  • John Kelsey, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • War of 1812 Pension File for John Kelsey

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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

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).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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