John Patrick Kelley Jr.

Male17 March 1793–22 February 1882

Brief Life History of John Patrick

When John Patrick Kelley Jr. was born on 17 March 1793, in Lewistown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Patrick Kelley, was 34 and his mother, Mary Robinson, was 28. He married Bitha Lawless on 27 March 1821, in Franklin, Howard, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 22 February 1882, in Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States.

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John Patrick Kelley Jr.
Bitha Lawless
Marriage: 27 March 1821
Margaret Irwin Kelley
Mary Elizabeth Kelley
Amanda Kelley

Sources (8)

  • J Kelley in household of R R Thomson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Kelly, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • John Kelly, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1821Franklin, Howard, Missouri, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 7

    In the early 1800’s Daniel Boone’s sons, Nathan and Daniel Morgan, came upon the salt lick in present day Howard County, just across the river. Recognizing the value of salt for pioneers, the Boone brothers settled and opened shop, thus the original Boone’s Lick or Boonslick name. In 1810 widow Hannah Cole and her nine children homesteaded the Boonslick area. The town was formally platted in 1817 and prospered in the late 1820’s. Throughout the 1820’s and 30’s the town was home to river trade and a jumping-off point for the Santa Fe Trail. On February 10, 1839, the city was officially incorporated.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 19

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 26

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Offaly) and English: variant of Kelly .

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

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