|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1750|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1838|
Family records show a dispute about her birth year, putting it in 1756 instead.
Mary Whiteside married Henry Kelley about 1775 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. They raised five sons and three daughters there. Henry served in the Second Regiment North Carolina Militia, seeing action at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse (1781) before returning home. In the 1810 census, they were listed as owning three slaves and two weaving looms, producing 100 yards of material annually. They also reported owning one still, though reporting no production.
Well into their dotage, Mary and Henry followed their grown children in 1818 on a long migration from North Carolina into the wilderness of the Sangamo Valley of Illinois, where they were among the earliest families in what would eventually become the state's capital Springfield.
Henry Kelley died in 1832 at 90 years of age, and with the Illinois frontier tamed, Mary followed two of her sons into west-central Missouri in 1837, dying in Polk County in 1838.
My grateful thanks to Juile Wollard Trout for having added this memorial to FindAGrave and her further help and advice.
John Whiteside (1735 - 1760)
Mary Underwood Russell (1734 - 1828)
Henry Kelley (1742 - 1832)
Mary Ashe Kelley King (1777 - 1825)*
William Kelley (1779 - 1844)*
John Kelly (1783 - 1823)*
George Washington Kelley (1789 - 1869)*
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Originally Created by: Julie Wollard Trout
Record added: Mar 29, 2012
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