|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1865|
|Death: ||Nov. 8, 1954|
New Castle County
Annie's parents died when she was still very young. She was the eldest of her siblings so she was sent by her maternal grandmother to work for her uncle, William Henry Roth as a maid. William owned a butcher shop with Charles Buckalew Laverty at 5700 Haverford in Philadelphia, PA. Annie and her siblings were due to inherit money when their mother had died thru her mother's father's family in Germany. Documents signed by Annie show that her maternal grandmother basically took what should have belonged to Annie and her siblings and spent it on herself. The grandmother did raise Annie's youngest sibling (William Kelley) who was an infant when their parents died. All of Annie's siblings were either shipped out to work or placed in an orphanage. Annie's younger brother, Leonard, was sent to the Northern Home for Friendless Children in Philadelphia. Annie's other uncle, Henry William Roth, upon his death in the 1930's, willed items to Annie and her siblings. Unfortunately, Henry's PR of his estate chose to allow the Kelley siblings their share of items by purchase only. I do have the original documentation to support this - including prices placed on each willed item that Kelley heirs had to pay for. Such is the honesty of attorneys. Annie's grandmother, Johannah Roth, forced Annie, at the age of 12, to sign away her rights to her inheritance by her great grandfather in Germany.
Later, Annie moved first to New Jersey where she met her husband, Garrett. They married in Gloucester County, Nj and stayed a few years before moving to Delaware where Garrett worked for the Bond. Most of Annie's siblings followed her to Delaware except her youngest brother, William Kelley who lived out his life in Philadelphia - living with his grandmother and working as a clerk until her passing. William then disappears and shows up in his uncle's will in 1937 residing at 767 n. 40th Street, Philadelphia. Sister, Johannah Kelley, married Newton Pyle Taylor and resided in Kennett Square, PA. William Kelley, the youngest, has been found and lived until age 79 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill beside first wife, Annie B. Pinkney Kelley and Nina D. Moore Kelley and her son, Richard Pennington Moore.
Annie and Garrett's children were: Eva, Myrtle, Edward, Leonard and Preston.
John P Kelley (1842 - 1879)
Mary E Roth Kelley (1846 - 1877)
Garrett Henry Walters (1865 - 1939)*
Eva Mae Walters (1887 - 1965)*
Annie Elizabeth Kelley Walters (1865 - 1954)
Henry R. Kelley (1866 - 1953)*
John P. Kelley (1867 - 1905)*
Leonard Kelley (1870 - 1926)*
Johanna Kelley Taylor (1873 - 1938)*
Mary Emma Kelley Gicker (1876 - 1951)*
William Henry Kelley (1877 - 1957)*
Gracelawn Memorial Park
New Castle County
Created by: Josiedope
Record added: Sep 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58276307
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Added: Sep. 6, 2010