Deborah Kelsey

22 July 1790–
Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Deborah

When Deborah Kelsey was born on 22 July 1790, in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Isaac Kelsey, was 35 and her mother, Margaret Peggy Glidden, was 29. She married Abel Hawley Stearns on 2 February 1809. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Abel Hawley Stearns
1786–1843
Deborah Kelsey
1790–
Marriage: 2 February 1809
Ralph Parker Stearns
1809–1882
Living
Jonathan Wood Stearns
1811–1881
Isaac Kelsey Stearns
1815–1891
Abel Hawley Stearns
1817–1888
Eliza Ann Stearns
1819–1896
Jason W Stearns
1821–1869
Benjamin H. Stearns
1823–1896
Reuben Kelsey Stearns
1825–1877
Nathan Wallace Stearns
1827–1904

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 February 1809
of Stockholm, New York
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Kelsey

    Male1755–1830Male

    Margaret Peggy Glidden

    Female1761–1840Female

siblings

(8)

    Reuben Kelsey

    Male1784–Male

    Abel Kelsey

    Male1786–Male

    Sidney Kelsey

    Male1788–1871Male

    Female1790–Female

    Isaac Kelsey

    Male1792–Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 18

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 31

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from Cēol, an Old English personal name, or alternatively from an unattested Old Scandinavian word, kæl ‘wedge-shaped piece of land’, + ēg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’.2 Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Deborah Kelcey, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Deborah Kelcey, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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