George B Kelly

8 September 1856–25 July 1884 (Age 27)
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George B

When George B Kelly was born on 8 September 1856, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Atkinson Kelley, was 24 and his mother, Ann Eliza Barnes, was 19. He married Mary Jane Ballard on 12 April 1877, in Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 25 July 1884, in Merrimac, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Merrimac, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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George B Kelly
Mary Jane Ballard
Marriage: 12 April 1877

Spouse and Children

12 April 1877
Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Atkinson Kelley


    Ann Eliza Barnes





    Carrie Tallman Kelly


World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Geo B Kelley in household of Benj A Kelley, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Geo B Kelley in household of B Atkinson Kelley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Geo B Kelly in household of Benjm A Kelly, "United States Census, 1860"

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