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John Kelsay
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Birth: 1819
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1908
Lake County
California, USA

John was a gunsmith. He was married to Emma Jones, and they had four children, William, Alvin, Solomon, and Linian. They came to California with their oldest son William and his family, and soon after, William died, leaving John and Emma to raise his oldest son.

In 1899, when Emma died, John knew that she had wanted to be buried as near to their son William as she could, so in order to honor her wishes the best he could, he bought a small piece of land about 18 feet square on a private ranch not too far from the old cemetery there. By the year 1900, John, age 81, was living with 6 of his grandchildren:
John S Kelsay, Addie M Cannon, Frank E Cannon, Wayne B Cannon, Ellis S Cannon and Nelson K Real.
John was buried next to Emma when he died in 1908. The roads were built at a later time so that now their graves are at the intersection of the two roads (Renfro Crossing and Merritt Road), in Kelseyville, California. John's stone is no longer there.

Family links: 
  Emma Jones Kelsay (1817 - 1899)*
  William Henry Harrison Kelsay (1840 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
John Kelsay's marker is no longer there. His grave is next to his wife's stone, pictured on this memorial.
Kelsay Cemetery
Lake County
California, USA
Maintained by: Tom Goldrup
Originally Created by: Lisa
Record added: Jul 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114278145
John Kelsay
Added by: Lisa
John Kelsay
Added by: Lisa
John Kelsay
Added by: Lisa
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Fascinating learning about you and your family, may you rest in peace.
- Lisa
 Added: Jan. 11, 2015

 Added: Jul. 23, 2013

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