Emily Kelley


Brief Life History of Emily

When Emily Kelley was born in 1812, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Giles Kelley, was 39 and her mother, Martha Ford DeJarnette, was 38. She married Archibald Preston Defries on 8 August 1837, in Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1850.

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Archibald Preston Defries
Emily Kelley
Marriage: 8 August 1837
Sanford A. DeFries
Sidney Anderson DeFries
Joseph E.C. DeFries

Sources (6)

  • Emily Defries in household of Archibald P Defries, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Emily Kelley - Individual or family possessions: birth: 1803; Barren, Kentucky, United States
  • Emily Kelly, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1837Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 0

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.


    Age 34

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Offaly) and English: variant of Kelly .

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

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