Julia Sarah Kelsey

26 June 1856–1954 (Age 97)
Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Julia Sarah

When Julia Sarah Kelsey was born on 26 June 1856, in Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ara Strong Kelsey, was 33 and her mother, Julia Sophia Gates, was 34. She married Marshall Welles Leach on 13 December 1877. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States for about 40 years. She died in 1954, at the age of 98, and was buried in Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marshall Welles Leach
1854–1940
Julia Sarah Kelsey
1856–1954
Marriage: 13 December 1877
Lawrence Luther Leach
1878–1893
Elsie Sophia Leach
1881–1975
Margaret Kelsey Leach
1887–
Dorothy Kelsey Leach
1892–1973
Marshall Donald Leach
1894–1918
Richard Malcolm Strong Leach
1899–

Spouse and Children

    Marshall Welles Leach

    Male1854–1940Male

    Female1856–1954Female

MARRIAGE
13 December 1877
children

(6)

    Lawrence Luther Leach

    Male1878–1893Male

    Female1881–1975Female

    Margaret Kelsey Leach

    Female1887–Female

    Dorothy Kelsey Leach

    Female1892–1973Female

    Marshall Donald Leach

    Male1894–1918Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Ara Strong Kelsey

    Male1823–1909Male

    Julia Sophia Gates

    Female1821–1911Female

siblings

(5)

    Female1856–1954Female

    Emma Sophia Kelsey

    Female1858–1942Female

    Frank Gates Kelsey

    Male1861–Male

    Willie Kelsey

    Male1863–Male

    Joseph Strong Kelsey

    Male1863–1871Male

World Events (8)

1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

Age 12

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 26

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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 (3)

  • Julia Kelsey in household of Strong Kelsey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Julia Leach in household of Marshall Leach, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Julia Leach in household of Marshall W Leach, "United States Census, 1930"

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