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Nancy Cretella (#47606843)
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Craig Hart
RE: Clara Norman Hopkins
Thanks Nancy. I'm glad you enjoyed the picture, but I do not work for the find a grave website. I just posted some pics of requests I found on the site. As I am from WV and live very close to the cemetery, I thought I could do this, but I cannot change the text within the site. Please contact the support group. Thanks.
Added by Craig Hart on Oct 03, 2014 12:22 PM
Nan Hlavaz
RE: Kelley Cemetery, Philippi, WV
Hi Nancy; I would love to tell you exactly where this cemetery is..but...I not sure. I was there in 2000 and after looking at my information I dont see anything exact.. I will do my best though.

First I was directed to go to the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Philippi, WV and ask the manager there about getting there. He didn't know but suggested that I go out of town on Morrel Road state RT 24 which turns into Ford Run Road, drive until I was about to round a corner to the left and in front of me will be a white house with a white fence. Go in and ask the lady to show me how to get there. I did all of that, found the lady and it was 4 in the afternoon and she was not excited about going there at that hour as it was a place the locals party at night. Did talk her into it any way as I only had that day there.
At her house where the road turns left we turned right or South and drove about 1/2 mile where we found a dirt road to the right. Drove as far as we could and then walked to the right or North of the car a hundred yards or so. There is no fence or entry signs just head stones. GPS cooradanates (or about 39 09'17.08N by 80 01'50.49W)

Wow if you can find this and have better directions PLEASE let me know. look on Google Earth. hope this helps. Nan
Added by Nan Hlavaz on Jun 28, 2014 4:01 PM
Stella Gragg
Hi Nancy,
I received your email about the update to Stella's memorial with her maiden name Kelley. I am confused as to what it is you would like for me to correct. I have her maiden name spelled Kelley not Kelly. Thanks for your help. :)
Added by Crystal on Jun 23, 2014 6:39 PM
Linda Nielsen-Reynolds
James Rogers
Not certain how to find that person. When people send me things to attach, i do a cut and paste, and then give them credit, and delete the email. I'm sorry I can not be of further assistance.
Added by Linda Nielsen-Reynolds on Mar 31, 2014 9:32 PM
Susanna Parrish Allen
Olive Wood
Updated. Thank you.
Added by Susanna Parrish Allen on Mar 06, 2013 7:33 AM
Chris Painter
RE: Cathers Headstones
You are certainly welcome. I was at this cemetery today. The Ohio Valley DAR chapter had a dedication ceremony for three Revolutionary War patriots. I took photos of all stones I ran into with this name, so if there are others you would like, please request and I will see if I have them.
Added by Chris Painter on Oct 13, 2012 5:34 PM
RE: John Lewis Kelley
Hi Nancy,

I'm glad I was able to help with the picture. I just added more pictures of a few of the graves and of the cemetery. My family line in the Kelly Cemetery is the Boyles family. Let me know if there are any other family members in this cemetery that you are interested in. I might have a picture of their grave.

Added by Penny on Aug 17, 2012 11:15 PM
Nan Hlavaz
RE: John Lewis Kelley
Alpheus Ball Kelley son on JL Burbridge Kelley
Death certificate 8624 found on the WV Vital Records Web site 12-09 single, mine forman.

I do not have any pictures of the Kelley's until about my grand mother. I can send you pictures of the cemetery in WV.

What state are you in??
Added by Nan Hlavaz on Aug 17, 2012 8:45 PM
Nan Hlavaz
Kelley, Oscar M.
Rec'd marriage certificate 5-94 from state of WV, to Nancy Ann Sturm born abt 1837 in Randolph Co. VA married in Barbour Co. VA 19 Oct 1854. license No. 1 1/2 page 2 line 42. Nancy parents were Peter & Mariah Sturm. Oscar was a farmer. Oscar is not listed in the Kelley family in the book "the Hoistory of Barcour Co. WVA" page 411 and 412. Film 809321 SLC 3-95. A whole group of them sold their property to Stall Coal Co. 28 Apr 1899 book 40 pg 410, have copy. His will is in book 4 pg 46 film 1631780 slc 2-96, did not copy will.

Added by Nan Hlavaz on Aug 17, 2012 8:20 PM
Nan Hlavaz
RE: John Lewis Kelley
Hi Nancy,
First of all the cemetery has no name that I know of. I just walked up to the area with graves! In the middle of fields. Most of the names there are Kelley. Also my giving the cemetery a name is my miss spelling, I will try to correct it soon.
Found this on in 2004:
MILITARY: A Declaration by John Kelley, October 26, 1850, Barbour Co, aged 54 "next February", of Barbour County, swears he was a Corporal in Capt. Jonathan Wamsley's Co., 5th Va. Reg-t. of Militia, under Lt. Col. Isaac Booth, that he was drafted at Beverly, Randolph Co., Va., August 20, 1814, for 6 months. He served four months and "some days" and was honorably discharged on February 22, 1815, at Ft. Nelson. His original discharge papers were submitted with his application for bounty land. He made another application on March 23, 1855, under the Act of 1855, witnessed by Samuel Woods and Isaac V. Johnson. He received 80 acres under the Act of 1850 which he disposed of legally. He also received 80 acres under the Act of 1855.

The "War of 1812 - Claim of Widow for Service Pension" states that John was 18 years old at the time of his enlistment, a farmer in Randolph Co., Virginia. He was 5 feet 10 inches tall, with black hair, black eyes, and a rather dark complexion. She further stated that she was married to the said John Kelly at John Yock's [her father's] in the County of Randolph in 1818 (exact dates forgotton) by Simeon Harris who was a Baptist Minister. She stated that her name before her said marriage was Mary Yock. They were married for 40 years and lived their entire married life on the same farm. The Clerk of the County Court, Randolph, WV, provided a certification that John Kelly and Polly Yoke were married by Simeon Harris on the 12th day of November AD 1822. (Copy of the Pension Claim records are in the Kelley file)

A General Affidavid by Conrad Carpenter, aged 72, swore that he "was present at the marriage of Polly Yock to John Kelley, was well acquainted with John Kelly from that time up to the time of his death which occurred on New Year's morning 1866 or 1867, not positive which, I have also been well acquainted with Mary or Polly Kelly since the death of her husband John Kelley, and know that she has not remarried since." His widow was awarded a pension of $8. per month from March 9, 1878, the date of the Act.

In the War of 1812 John got a Land Bounty WC17142, WO 14656 Also on DAR National No. 52348.

BOOK on 4-08 page number 56
Union and Confederate Soldiers and Sympathizers of Barbour County, West Virginia
"Enl. Barbour Home Guard; Son in law Barnett Boyles served in Co. B 17th W.VA. Farmer $2500/557. BornBarbour 1796, Medotist/Episcopol Church m. Mary Yoke 1822, d Barbour 1866, Son of Ebenezer and Rachel (Johnson) Kelley.Father b. Somerset Co., NJ, moved to Allegheny Co., MD the Barbour 1795. Grandson of Samuel and Eunice Kelley, b. NJ."

More soon, Nan
Added by Nan Hlavaz on Aug 17, 2012 8:15 PM
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