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David Cornelius Kellam
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1854
Accomack County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1925

Married Twice


Son of Thomas Halton Kellam and
Susan Arinthia Taylor Kellam

He married (1) Lucy "Wilmina" Nottingham 1879 in Baltimore, MD27, daughter of William Nottingham and Lauretta Carpenter.

He married (2) Gawina Corbin Murphy 08 May 1899 in Westmoreland Co., VA, daughter of John Murphy and Mary Brown.

David C. Kellam and his first wife Wilhelmina were related distantly through the Jacob, Wilkins, and Bell families of Northampton County.

By his second wife Gawina, a native of Westmoreland County whom he married shortly after hiring her as a governess for his and Mina's three daughters, David C. Kellam had two sons

Below is David C. Kellam's obituary from the Eastern Shore newspaper:

D.C. Kellam

David Cornelius Kellam, of Shady Side, Northampton County, Va., died March 7th. He was a useful citizen, a man of high sense of honor, a faithful Christian and true friend. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Lucy Nottingham. From this happy union three daughters survive, Mrs. R.C. [Lillian] Jacob, Mrs. J.W. [Helen] Jackson, of Shady Side and Mrs. J.D. [Wilmina] Brown, of Hague, Westmoreland Co., Va. His second wife was Miss Gawina Corbin Murphy, of Westmoreland. Two sons, David C. and H. Stafford survive this marriage to bless the sainted memory of these parents.

Mr. Kellam lived a useful life. By industry, honesty and economy he acquired a considerable estate, educated his surviving children and dispensed much to charity and religious cause.

The funeral services were conducted from the home by his pastor, Rev. B.E. Hudson, assisted by Rev. Mr. Fereby and Rev. E.P. Jones. A large number of friends and relatives assembled to attest the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery of Johnsons Church.

Occupation: Merchant at Shady Side, VA; was also an extensive potato grower according to a biography of his son-in-law, James Dall Brown, in "History of Virginia"30

Residence: Shady Side, near Machipongo, Northampton Co., VA. His home and store are on present-day Lankford Highway (Route 13). His daughter Helen and her husband, Dr. J. Walker Jackson, lived across the road. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Hatton Kellam (1826 - 1907)
  Susan Ann Taylor Kellam (1824 - 1874)
 
 Spouses:
  Gawina Corbin Murphy Kellam (1869 - 1924)
  Lucy Wilminia Nottingham Kellam (1859 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Lillian May Kellam Jacob (1883 - 1963)*
  Helen Pauline Kellam Jackson (1885 - 1959)*
  Lucy Wilmina Kellam Brown (1887 - 1971)*
  David Corbin Kellam (1900 - 1935)*
  Henry Stafford Kellam (1906 - 1979)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Arinthea Kellam (1846 - 1855)*
  Thomas Hatton Kellam (1848 - 1931)*
  William Dalby Kellam (1852 - 1918)*
  David Cornelius Kellam (1854 - 1925)
  Rebecca Susan Kellam Stevens (1856 - 1931)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Kellam Carder (1858 - 1940)*
  Annie Lee Kellam Stevens (1866 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Born in "Evergreen," Hack's Neck, Accomack Co., VA
 
Burial:
Johnson's United Methodist Church Cemetery
Machipongo
Northampton County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: A Marines Daughter
Record added: Aug 11, 2010
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David Cornelius Kellam
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