John Kellett

Brief Life History of John

When John Kellett was born in 1843, in New York, United States, his father, Anthony Kellett, was 35 and his mother, Jane Connelly, was 35. He lived in Hurley, Ulster, New York, United States in 1850 and Oshkosh Town, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States in 1860.

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Anthony Kellett
Jane Connelly
William Kellett
Mary Jane Kellett
Charles Kellett
Joseph H. Kellett
Nancy Alice Kellett
Margaret Ann Kellett
Emeline Kellett
John Kellett
Harriet E. Kellett

Sources (2)

  • John Kelet in household of Joseph Kelet, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Kellett in household of Anthony Kellett, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)


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

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Nether or Over Kellet in Lancashire or Kelleth in Cumbria, named from Old Norse kelda ‘spring’ + hlíth ‘slope’.

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

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