William Henry Kelsey

21 November 1830–5 August 1895 (Age 64)
Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Kelsey was born on 21 November 1830, in Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Kelsey, was 44 and his mother, Ann Gibbons, was 39. He married Harriet Huggett on 27 September 1852, in Norwood, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 5 August 1895, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Henry Kelsey
Harriet Huggett
Marriage: 27 September 1852
Harriet Matilda Kelsey
Ellen Kelsey
William Henry Kelsey Jr.
Emma Sarah Kelsey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1852Norwood, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 13
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 24
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from an uncertain initial element (perhaps an Old English personal name with genitive -es) + Old English ēg ‘island’.Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.History: William Kelsey was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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    Sarah Birch History

    SKETCH OF LIFE OF SARAH BIRCH WATERS Written by her own hand Springville, December 19, 1891 According to the request of some of my family and to any or all that wish to know a little of my early life …

    Sources (36)

    • William H Kelsey, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Wm H Kelsey in entry for James H Snyder and Esther R Mason, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William Henry in entry for Harriet Davis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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