David C Kelly

about 1819–about 1901 (Age 82)
Franklin, Illinois, United States

The Life of David C

When David C Kelly was born about 1819, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, his father, John Kelly, was 35 and his mother, Rachel Rue, was 32. He married Eleanor Holman on 30 June 1839, in Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 1, Young, Texas, United States in 1900. He died about 1901, in Graham, Young, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Graham, Young, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

David C Kelly
Eleanor Holman
Marriage: 30 June 1839
John Kelly
Rebecca Jane Kelly
William Kelly
B Kelly
James Kelly
Henry Clay Kelly
Mary Elizabeth Kelley
Martha Ellen Kelly

Spouse and Children

30 June 1839
Franklin, Illinois, United States


    John Kelly


    Rebecca Jane Kelly


    William Kelly


    James Kelly


    Henry Clay Kelly


+3 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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. 
1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Age 0

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant 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 Irish family names in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • David C Kelly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Kelly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David Kelly in household of Henry Kelly, "United States Census, 1900"

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