Nicholas Kelley

23 March 1823–30 June 1883 (Age 60)
Edwards, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Nicholas

When Nicholas Kelley was born on 23 March 1823, in Edwards, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Kelley, was 40 and his mother, Caty Hunt, was 34. He married Lucinda Ives on 13 February 1843, in Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1847. He died on 30 June 1883, in Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Kelley
Minerva Anna Lick
Marriage: 4 March 1869
Milton Estauce Kelley
Harry Emerson Kelly
Donald Perrie Kelley
Katherine Ann Kelley
Nicholas E Kelley
Jason White Kelley
Henry Frank Kelley
Edna Lulu Kelley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1869Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 9
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 16
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Offaly) and English: variant of Kelly .

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

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    The Mormon Battalion, Iowa Company A

    Iowa Mormon Battalion Home The Iowa Mormon Battalion Company A From ROSTER IOWA SOLDIERS, Miscellaneous Vol. VI, Des Moines, 1911Taken previously from Mr. REID’s early history of Iowa. Captai …

    Sources (20)

    • (1870) Nicholos Kelley, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Nicholas Kelly in entry for James Thomas and Lulu Kelly, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Nicklos Kelley in entry for Mary E. Turner, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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