When Lois Blinn Kelsey was born on 5 January 1796, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, Seymour Kelsey, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Augur, was 31. She married Antepas Winchester on 2 January 1822, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 10 July 1885, at the age of 89, and was buried in Clark Warren Cemetery, Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, 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).