John Kelly, Jr.

Male 1793 - 1882  (89 years)


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  • Name John Kelly  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1793  [2
    • May have been 1783
    Gender Male 
    Census 4 Jun 1880  146 High Street, Boonville Census of 1880, Boonville, Cooper, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Relationship: Father in law
    Died 22 Feb 1882  [1
    Buried Aft 22 Feb 1882  Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • John Kelly fought in the War of 1812, enlisting at age 19 years and, according to family sources, he served with Commadore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie.
    • Obituary Text:
      KELLY - John Kelly was born in Lewiston, Pennsylvania in 1792. He served in the war of 1812, moved to Old Franklin, Missouri, in 1817, and married Miss Bitha Lawless there in 1821. In 1826 he moved to St. Louis, living there until 1835 when he removed to Boonville. Under the ministry of Dr. Joseiah Boyle (sp?) he converted and joined the church in 1847. He died February 22, 1882 and was buried by his Masonic brethren, with whom he had been a member sixty years. He lived up to the principles of his order, and was held in great respect by his brethren. But he did not depend upon his Masonry for eternal salvation. He sought God through Christ, and lived a holy life for thirty-five years. He died in peace. Brother Kelly's ripe age and pure character brought him great respect from his many friends. He had been afflicted for twenty five years, a quiet sufferer in the family of his son-in-law, Brother R.R. Thompson, but never murmured. He only wondered why he was son long detained here and was always ready to depart. His good wife, who had been his comfort for sixty one years, survives him, and has the tender sympathies of numerous friends. The aged pair were greatly revered in Boonville, where they had lived so long and so beautifully adorned the Gospel. The fruits of Dr. Boyle's great revival in 1847 are still seen in Boonville and his works are still following him Brother Kelly is the last to have joined him above. -- G.W. Horn.
    Person ID I3394  Bratt Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2016 

    Father John Kelly, Sr.,   b. 1740, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bitha Lawless,   b. 4 Mar 1799, Mercer, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1892  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1821  Old Franklin, Howard, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Mary Elizabeth Kelly,   b. 27 Oct 1836,   d. 16 Mar 1907, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F1433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 22 Feb 1882 - Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Cooper, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] leslie smith & fannie thompson ancestry chart, dianne h. gomez.

    2. [S51] haley-smith-narrative, Dianne Haley Gomez.