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John Kelly
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1842, Scotland
Death: Apr. 30, 1924
Seneca
Nemaha County
Kansas, USA

Kelly John Son of Alexander and Agnes (Gregg) Kelly
Old Parish Record Baptism - Penninghame, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Alexander Kelly and Agnes Gregg had two lawful children born 21st January 1842 and baptized 30th names - John and May (known as Marian).

John Kelly's family was planning to emigrate to the United States. John, the oldest son went ahead to prepare for the move of his family. As a young man, aged 26, he went aboard the Caledonia from Glasgow, Scotland to New York, New York, USA, arriving on May 24, 1868. He then traveled to his Uncle "Jimmy" Gregg in Nemaha County, Kansas. Sadly, John's father died before the family left Glasgow and was buried there. His mother and siblings came on the SS City of Brussels, arriving October 25, 1869.

In Seneca, Kansas, at aged 40 John Kelly married his first cousin Janet Gregg, daughter to Andrew Gregg. John and Janet farmed on a Turkey Creek farm for thirty-three years. His obituary follows:

Obituary May 7 1924 from the Seneca Tribune
John Kelly, pioneer Scotch farmer on Turkey Creek, departed this life Wednesday, April 30th at 3:30 p.m. at the age of eighty-two years, three months and nine days. He had been an invalid, confined to his bed for fifteen months. For fully two years he had been gradually failing in health.
Mr. Kelly was born on January 21, 1842 at Caskle, Pennicum (sic Penninghame) County, Scotland. He emigrated to the United States on May 24, 1868 coming directly to this counry (sic-county). He located with his mother, Agnes Gregg Kelly on a farm on Turkey Creek where he lived until his marriage to Janet Gregg, niece of Uncle Jimmie Gregg. He continued to live in Scotch valley for the remainder of his life residing at his late home farm for thirty-three years. To Mr. and Mrs. Kelly were born six children. His faithful wife Mrs. Janet Kelly, six children, nine grandchildren, a brother and two sisters, survive him. The children are Mrs. William Warren of Kansas City, Mrs. William Johnstone of Stockton, California, Mr. James Kelly of Summerfield, Mrs. Allen Edwards of Baileyvie (Baileyville) and William and Andrew at home.
A brother, the Rev. James Kelly is a Presbyterian minister in Alberta, Canada. A sister Mrs. David Fisher also lives in the province of Alberta. Mrs. Hugh McAlpine of Clear Creek is the only sister in the United States. Mr. Kelly will be sincerely mourned not only by his own family but by the community in which he was so well known. His sterling integrity, his love of home, his friendliness are virtues that will perpetuate his memory. He adhered to the Christian faith and was a member of the Congregational church. The funeral services were held from his late home on Friday afternoon, May 2nd, conducted by the Rev. A. B. Appleby, pastor of the Congregational church of this city. The interment was made in the Seneca cemetery. The pallbearers were: Jay Graner, Andrew McBride, Barney Rettinghaus, Fred Frehe, Thomas Catlin and Andrew Wililamson (sic) of Sabatha.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Kelly (1814 - 1869)
  Agnes Gregg Kelly (1819 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Janet Gregg Kelly (1855 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  Andrew Gregg Kelly (1882 - 1942)*
  Isabelle M Kelly Warren (1884 - 1950)*
  Agnes K Kelly Johnstone (1888 - 1975)*
  Mariana Graham Kelly Kriley (1890 - 1915)*
  James Gregg Kelly (1892 - 1935)*
  Sarah Janet Kelly Edwards (1895 - 1959)*
  Rosa May Kelly (1898 - 1898)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Kelly Milton (1840 - 1876)*
  Marion Kelly Graham (1842 - 1904)*
  John Kelly (1842 - 1924)
  Mary Kelly (1844 - 1859)*
  Sarah Kelly McAlpine (1848 - 1933)*
  William Kelly (1850 - 1858)*
  Alexander Kelly (1852 - 1860)*
  Agnes Kelly Fisher (1857 - 1935)*
  James Kelly (1859 - 1939)*
  Mary Kelly Watters (1863 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Seneca City Cemetery
Seneca
Nemaha County
Kansas, USA
Plot: 376- 4
 
Maintained by: Gloria Cathcart
Originally Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
Record added: Mar 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49439792
John Kelly
Added by: Gloria Cathcart
 
John Kelly
Added by: Luella Hinrichsen
 
John Kelly
Added by: Luella Hinrichsen
 
 
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May you rest in peace, you are not forgotten~
- Luella Hinrichsen
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