James Simpson Kelley

26 June 1874–26 September 1939 (Age 65)
Estill, Floyd, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Simpson

When James Simpson Kelley was born on 26 June 1874, in Estill, Floyd, Kentucky, United States, his father, Sidney Barnes Kelley, was 35 and his mother, Ann Maria Quinn, was 27. He married Annie Wilson on 14 March 1898, in Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Madison, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and United States in 1939. He died on 26 September 1939, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Simpson Kelley
Annie Wilson
Marriage: 14 March 1898
Brown Wilson Kelley
William Quinn Kelley
Sidney Barnes Kelley
James Clay Kelley
Lee Clark Kelley
Abner Bedford Kelley
Anna Kathrin Kelley

Spouse and Children

14 March 1898
Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 18

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

Name Meaning

Irish, Scottish, and English: variant spelling of Kelly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Kelley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James O Kelley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Kelley, "United States Census, 1920"

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