Edward Ashworth KELLY

Brief Life History of Edward Ashworth

When Edward Ashworth KELLY was born on 7 May 1838, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Charles Caswell Kelly, was 23 and his mother, Eddie, was 18. He married Martha Adeline Vest on 24 December 1874, in Summers, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Richmond District, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Fayetteville, Fayette, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 8 November 1947, in Thurmond, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 109, and was buried in Jumping Branch, Summers, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Ashworth KELLY
Martha Adeline Vest
Marriage: 24 December 1874
Joseph S Kelly
Lonnie Kelley
Sadie Kelly
Kessler Kelly
about 1898–1916
Rhoda Elizabeth Kelly
Rosetta A "Zetta" Kelly
James Edward Kelly
Minnie Arbell Kelly
Emmett E Kelley
Lilly Kelly
Alice M Kelly

Sources (35)

  • Ed Kelly, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edward Kelly, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Edward A. Kelly, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Aileen, John Patrick, Siobhan, Liam, Brigid, Donovan, Eamon, Parnell, Aidan, Clancy.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh, or, in some areas, Mac Ceallaigh ‘descendant (or son) of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all surnames in Ireland.

Scottish: habitational name from either the lands of Kelly, near Arbroath (Angus), Kellie in Carnbee (Fife), or Kelly in Methlick (Aberdeenshire). Each of these placenames is from Pictish celli or Gaelic coille ‘wood’ + the placename forming suffix -in. Alternatively, from the lands of Kelloe in the barony of Hume (Berwickshire), whose name is of uncertain origin.

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

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