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Emma Jones Kelsay
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Birth: 1817
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1899
Lake County
California, USA

Daughter of Soloman and Catherine Jones who both died in Ray Co., MO. He was born in North Carolina, and she was born in Virginia.

Emma married John Kelsay, 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 Emma and John to raise his oldest son.

In 1899, when Emma died, John knew that she had wanted to be buried as near to their 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. 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. John's father and mother were both born in Tennessee.

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  John Kelsay (1819 - 1908)
  William Henry Harrison Kelsay (1840 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
Wife of John Kelsay
Died, Mar 14, 1899
Aged 82 Years
Kelsay Cemetery
Lake County
California, USA
Plot: Intersection of Merritt Road and Renfro Crossing,
Maintained by: Tom Goldrup
Originally Created by: Lisa
Record added: Jul 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114276679
Emma <i>Jones</i> Kelsay
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Emma <i>Jones</i> Kelsay
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Emma <i>Jones</i> Kelsay
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Learning about the history of your family has been a journey I won't forget. May you rest in peace.
- Lisa
 Added: Jan. 11, 2015
For Uncle Jack, a fine gentleman. The story in our family was that his wife Emma was buried on their land because Pioneer Cemetery was closed and she wanted to be buried near her son William Henry Harrison Kelsay.
- Tom Goldrup
 Added: May. 16, 2014

 Added: Aug. 31, 2013
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