When Moses Kelsey was born on 21 July 1743, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Kelsey, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Kelsey, was 37. He married Hulda Ray on 17 March 1785, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.
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).