Wilson Kelsey

September 1816–29 September 1890 (Age 74)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Wilson

When Wilson Kelsey was born in September 1816, in New York, United States, his father, Joseph Kelsey, was 25 and his mother, Mary Abigail Peck, was 25. He married Lucinda Brooks on 17 May 1838, in Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Lewis, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Goodhue, Minnesota, United States in 1860 and Brookings, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880. He died on 29 September 1890, in Aurora, Brookings, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Aurora, Brookings, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Kelsey
Jane Ann Chittenden
Marriage: 14 February 1842
Emma J. Kelsey
Joseph H Kelsey
Soloman Kelsey
Joseph Henry Kelsey
about 1841–1937
Chauncey Almer Kelsey
Caleb Wright Kelsey
Byron Jay Kelsey
Mary Adalade Kelsey
Malinda Marvah Kelsey
William Kelsey
Hattie Kelsey
Julia Helen Kelsey

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  • Marriage
    14 February 1842Fort Jackson, Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    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. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 11
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Sources (18)

    • Wilson Kelsey in entry for Chauncey Almer Kelsey, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Wilson Kelsey, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Wilson Kelng in entry for Mary Adelade Scofield, "Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955"

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