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Joyce Kelley (#47169826)
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Bio Photo I have been involved in researching/teaching family history for 30+ years. We started out in 1980 and are still going strong.
It is a calling for me which I enjoy tremendously. I only pray that when I retire I will be able to spend more time on this life-long project.
I enjoy teaching anyone about family history and the meaning it can have in your life.
I started using Find a Grave intensely this past year and have found many, many of our family members.
Keep up the good work. I hope to be able to contribute more as I enter retirement (within the next year or so).
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Linda Stoll
RE: George Corn Tombstone
Thanks Joyce, I am looking forward to it! Linda
Added by Linda Stoll on Aug 27, 2014 9:47 AM
Gaye Hill
George R. Kelly
Hi Joyce!

How have things been?

"George R. Kelly is the son of Fontanus Kelly and Ellen Elizabeth ???. His tombstone was found in a creek bed by the Kelley Cemetery which had been plowed under by a previous owner of the property."

If it were not for the notes and the memorials you have posted, I would not have found so much, I appreciate it very much.

Thank you very much for the photo, it is great.

Gaye Hill
Added by Gaye Hill on Aug 06, 2014 6:32 PM
FranzJr
RE: Kelley Cemetery
Hi Joyce...

I was wondering if there was a photo of the stones and the fence... if so, or someone can get it, it could be posted on the cemetery page.

We should add a note tot he cemetery bio about it being destroyed and what was done with the 1 stone they found.

Thanks again :)
Added by FranzJr on Aug 06, 2014 12:47 PM
FranzJr
RE: Kelley Cemetery
Hi Joyce...

Thank you for the info on where it is. Do you by any chance have a photo of the 'cemetery'?

If not, could someone be guided to it to take one?

There are 2 photo requests now, but I doubt they can be filled, correct?

Again, thanks.

Have a great day :)
Added by FranzJr on Aug 06, 2014 11:33 AM
Linda Stoll
RE: George Corn Tombstone
Thanks, I'll be waiting! Linda
Added by Linda Stoll on Aug 05, 2014 8:21 PM
Michael Kountz
email sent
Joyce,
Just wanted to let you know that I sent you an email yesterday to the address you provided. Let me know if it doesn't make it to you, and I will re-send it.
Thank you,
-Michael
Added by Michael Kountz on Jul 06, 2012 7:19 PM
Gaye Hill
How they were found
Hello Joyce,

I am still searching for obituaries of the three men - trying to find the last one - Francis or Frank Holt. Here is another account.
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Gallipolis Journal newspaper, Gallipolis, OH
November 11, 1852; Front Page, Column 7

HORRID BUTCHERY - THREE MEN MURDERED

We learn from Captain Vansickle, of the Adelaide, that three men were murdered on the Ohio River, on a flatboat, about three miles below Troy, IN, last Friday or Saturday.

The boat was scuttled and sunk in five feet of water, and had been deserted 48 hours before anyone had curosity enough to go and examine her. It is a large boat about 95 feet in length, and was laden with flour, whiskey and groceries, valued at $7,000. It is named the Eliza No. 2 and belonged, it is thought, to Cincinnati.

There were papers found in the boat with the names of Miller and Gardner on them. The boat presented a fearful sight, with marks of blood and stripes clearly visible from one end to the other, and the cabin, or sleeping room clearly indicated that at least two of the men had been murdered in their beds.

The bedding was saturated with blood, and a bloody hatchet was found on the floor.

The captain or pilot of the boat was a large man, and from the evidences on the deck he must have fought desperately with his murderers. The bodies of three unfortunate men were found in the river, sunk to the bottom with weights, just at the stern of the flatboat. Their heads were split open, and otherwise awfully butchered. No clue to the murderers has as yet been ascertained. It is suspicioned that a portion of the crew of the boat are the guilty parties, and that robbing was their object.
Louisville Courier (newspaper, Louisville, KY)
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Added by Gaye Hill on Jun 16, 2012 8:50 PM
Gaye Hill
Another article - how they were found
The Daily Courier newspaper, Madison, IN
Saturday Evening 30 October 1852; Page 3, Column 1

"By Telegraph"

Mysterious and shocking Murder
Louisville, Oct. 28

A letter from Troy, IN, gives the particulars of a shocking murder which had been perpetrated on the trading boat Eliza No. 2, near Thompson's Ferry. The boat it is supposed, belongs to Miller & Gardiner, of Cincinnati.

The boat was found without any person aboard and the bedclothes covered with blood. This aroused the suspicion of the citizens, who commenced dragging the river, and at the time the letter was written, three bodies had been found with their heads split open, and iron weights tied to them. Several trunks were found in the boat which had been broken open and rifled of their contents.

All beyond the above is still wrapped in the most profound mystery.

Added by Gaye Hill on Jun 06, 2012 7:55 PM
Gaye Hill
Another article - how they were found
The Daily Courier newspaper, Madison, IN
Saturday Evening 30 October 1852; Page 3, Column 1

"By Telegraph"

Mysterious and shocking Murder
Louisville, Oct. 28

A letter from Troy, IN, gives the particulars of a shocking murder which had been perpetrated on the trading boat Eliza No. 2, near Thompson's Ferry. The boat it is supposed, belongs to Miller & Gardiner, of Cincinnati.

The boat was found without any person aboard and the bedclothes covered with blood. This aroused the suspicion of the citizens, who commenced dragging the river, and at the time the letter was written, three bodies had been found with their heads split open, and iron weights tied to them. Several trunks were found in the boat which had been broken open and rifled of their contents.

All beyond the above is still wrapped in the most profound mystery.

Added by Gaye Hill on Jun 06, 2012 7:55 PM
Ron
RE: Joshua Kelly, Jr.
No, not related.
Added by Ron on Aug 06, 2011 1:02 PM
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