Joseph Kelly

Male4 February 1806–9 August 1886

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Kelly was born on 4 February 1806, in Butler, Ohio, United States, his father, George Kelly, was 37 and his mother, Elisabeth Stevens, was 32. He married Lydia Morrison on 20 January 1827, in Butler, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 9 August 1886, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Kelly
Elizabeth Potter
Marriage: 26 November 1854
Charlotte Kelly
Matilda K. Kelly
George Garland Kelly
Melbourn Newton Kelly
Mariam Adelaid Kelly
Abiah Udora Kelly
Arthur Newell Kelly
Sarah Elizabeth Kelly
Thomas Rollo Kelly
Maurice Leslie Kelly

Sources (60)

  • Joseph O Kelly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Kelley, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Jos Kelly in entry for Marriam Crandall, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1854Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1810 · Change of capital city

    Age 4

    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Aileen, John Patrick, Siobhan, Liam, Brigid, Donovan, Eamon, Parnell, Aidan, Clancy.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh, or, in some areas, Mac Ceallaigh ‘descendant (or son) 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 surnames in Ireland.

    Scottish: habitational name from either the lands of Kelly, near Arbroath (Angus), Kellie in Carnbee (Fife), or Kelly in Methlick (Aberdeenshire). Each of these placenames is from Pictish celli or Gaelic coille ‘wood’ + the placename forming suffix -in. Alternatively, from the lands of Kelloe in the barony of Hume (Berwickshire), whose name is of uncertain origin.

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

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