Jerusha Kelley

Brief Life History of Jerusha

When Jerusha Kelley was born on 30 June 1819, in Randolph, Virginia, United States, her father, Abel William Kelley, was 32 and her mother, Jemima W Kittle, was 30. She married Ezra Pugh Hart on 26 October 1842, in Randolph, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Leadsville, Randolph, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 July 1910, in Randolph, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Hazelwood, Randolph, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Pugh Hart
1820–1903
Jerusha Kelley
1819–1910
Marriage: 26 October 1842
John Chenoweth Hart
1843–1919
Almira Jane Hart
1846–1926
Hart
1848–1848
Abel W Hart
1850–1917
Virginia Eleanor Hart
1852–1944
James Flavel Hart
1855–1907
Webster Bosworth Hart
1860–1875
Henry Hyson Hart
1865–

Sources (26)

  • Jersha Hart in household of Ezra Hart, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jarusha Kelley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Jerusha Kelley Hart, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

Irish (Offaly) and English: variant of Kelly .

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

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