Maria Kelsey

27 September 1809–24 February 1852 (Age 42)
New York, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Kelsey was born on 27 September 1809, in New York, United States, her father, Thomas Potter Kelsay, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Brown, was 23. She married David Burris on 3 July 1827, in Warren, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 24 February 1852, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Fickle, Washington Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States.

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David Burris
Maria Kelsey
Marriage: 3 July 1827
William K Byrns

Spouse and Children

    David Burris



3 July 1827
Warren, Ohio, United States


    William K Byrns


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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 7

Indiana is the 19th state.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 16

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from Cēol, an Old English personal name, or alternatively from an unattested Old Scandinavian word, kæl ‘wedge-shaped piece of land’, + ēg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’.2 Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

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

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  • Maria Kelsey, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Maria Kelsey, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Maria Kelsey, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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