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Benjamin Franklin Kelly
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Birth: May 2, 1800
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 7, 1865
Hardin County
Ohio, USA

Husband of Martha Snoddy Kelly. Father of Edward, William, Benjamin F.jr, Isbelle, Belinda, John Samuel, Amos D., Joseph V., Ellen, Martha Lucinda, Mary Catherine.
Charter member of Otterbein United Brethern Church.

"History of Hardin County"

Joseph V. Kelly, an intelligent and progressive farmer of Dudley
township, Hardin county, Ohio, was born in that township March 12,
1844. His father, Benjamin Kelly, who was born in Pennsylvania, in 1800. came with his family to Ohio in 1835. settling first in Marion
county; later he came to Hardin county, where he cleared eighty acres
of land and erected a log cabin. In 1847 he erected a small frame
house of black walnut, which is still standing on the old homestead.
He lived here the remainder of his life, and passed away in 1865. He
was a cooper by trade. He was a member of the United Brethren
church, and was not actively interested in political matters. Benjamin
Kelly married Martha Snoddy, who died in 1871. at the age of seventy
years. Mr. Kelly and his wife had fifteen children, of whom Joseph
was the youngest son. Besides Joseph three others are living, namely:
Isabel, wife of William Davis, a farmer of Dudley township ; Lueinda,
wife of Samuel Smith; and Ellen, widow of B. Walters, of Columbus,

Ohio County and Family Histories, 1780-1970
Hardin County, Dudley Township, Page 612
Otterbein United Brethren in Christ- This church was organized in 1850, by
Rev Robart weeks, at the house of Benjamin Kelly. The class consisted of the
following persons: James H Lingo, Emeline Lingo, Benjamin Kelly, Martha
Kelly, Benjamin Kelly Jr, William Kelly, Isabell Kelly......
Services were held in the Kelly Schoolhouse until the summer of 1875, when
the present church frame was erected..... 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Franklin Kelly (1832 - 1901)*
  Isabell C. Kelly Davis (1834 - 1932)*
  Lucinda Kelly Smith (1837 - 1910)*
  John Samuel Kelly (1838 - 1894)*
  Amos D. Kelly (1842 - 1868)*
  Joseph V. Kelly (1844 - 1933)*
  Ellen Jane Kelly Walters (1846 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Lee Cemetery
Hardin County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Donna Kelly
Record added: Dec 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102462046
Benjamin Franklin Kelly
Added by: Ellen Headington
Benjamin Franklin Kelly
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Added by: Maggie
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RIP, great-great-great-great grandfather.
- Victoria
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013

- Donna Kelly
 Added: Dec. 22, 2012

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