Harriet Hanley

1832–1900 (Age 68)
Delaware, New York, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Hanley was born in 1832, in Delaware, New York, United States, her father, James Hanley, was 40 and her mother, Harriet Lester, was 35. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Edmond Kelly. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Middletown, Delaware, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died in 1900, at the age of 68, and was buried in Delaware, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edmond Kelly
Harriet Hanley
Mallissa Kelly
Harriet E. Kelly
Lester Kelly
Theresa Kelly
Johnathan Kelly
Owen Kelley

Spouse and Children



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Parents and Siblings

    James Hanley


    Harriet Lester




    Sarah Ann Hanley


    John C. Hanley


    James Hanley


    Peter H. Hanley


    Ephriam Lester Hanley


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: shortened form of O’Hanley, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁinle ‘descendant of Áinle’, a personal name meaning ‘champion’. This is the name of a ruling family in Connacht; it is now common in southern Ireland.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Handley in Cheshire, Derbyshire. Northamptonshire, and Dorset and Hanley in Staffordshire and Worcestershire, all from Old English hēan, the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of hēah ‘high’+ lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Handley Farm in Clayhanger, Devon, which is named from Old English hān ‘(boundary) stone’ + lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Kelley in household of Edward Kelley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Kelly in household of Edmund Kelly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet Kelly in household of Edmund Kelly, "New York State Census, 1855"

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