Kelsey

about 1829–
Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Kelsey

When Kelsey was born about 1829, in Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Horace Kelsey, was 37 and his mother, Clarissa Mallory, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Horace Kelsey
1792–1864
Clarissa Mallory
1793–1849
Hannah Maria Kelsey
1814–1899
Sarah Kelsey
1822–
Kelsey
1829–
Margaret A Kelsey
1833–
Julia Ann Kelsey
1817–
Clarissa Kelsey
1819–1899
Mary Abigail Kelsey
1823–1900
Lucy Kelsey
1825–1911
Laurie Augusta Kelsey
1829–

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World Events (3)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 0

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

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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