Susannah Kelly

22 July 1818–
Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Susannah

When Susannah Kelly was born on 22 July 1818, in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States, her father, William Kelley, was 48 and her mother, Judith Jones, was 45. She married John ( first) Carter about 1840, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John ( first) Carter
Susannah Kelly
Marriage: about 1840
Sanborn Carter
John ( second) Carter
Josephine Carter
Samuel Carter

Spouse and Children

    John ( first) Carter



about 1840
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Sanborn Carter


    John ( second) Carter


    Josephine Carter


    Samuel Carter


Parents and Siblings

    William Kelley


    Judith Jones




World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 16

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Age 45

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant 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 Irish family names in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • 1850 US Census
  • 1860 Census US
  • A Genealogical Account of the Descendants of John Kelly of Newbury, Massachusetts, USA

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