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Ben Kelsey
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Birth: 1813
Barren County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1889
Lassen County
California, USA

Member of the Bear Flag Revolt at the beginning of the Mexican War in California. Fdg. of Kelseyville, Arcata, Scotia, Eureka, Kelsey Diggings. Brother of Andy and Sam Kelsey. 
 
Burial:
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Suzanne Hye
Record added: Feb 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48078040
Ben Kelsey
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Added by: James Seidelman
 
 
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Just finished reading the book "When the Great Spirit Died: The Destruction of the California Indians 1850-1860" and learned about this man. He was part of the greatest massacre of the native Californians. Rest in peace, sir.
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013
To my cousin Ben....My grandmother told me many stories of your adventures when I was a boy and you have been a part of my family memory ever since. You and Nancy deserve a high honor in California history. Glad to call you cuz.
- Tom Goldrup
 Added: Mar. 9, 2013

- virginia kelsey
 Added: Apr. 9, 2012
 
 
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