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 Elizabeth <I>Harrell</I> Kelley

Elizabeth Harrell Kelley

Montgomery County, Kentucky, USA
Death 12 Aug 1873 (aged 87)
Cass, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA
Burial Linton, Greene County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 17303322 · View Source
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Her parents were Chester Harrell and Betty Stephens. Some say her mother was H. Emeline Everett d Jun 1789 - Nelson County (Nelson), Virginia, United States

She and George W. Kelley were married 7/26/1806 by Moses Crume, a Methodist Clergyman.

From a story by Hazel Reid Gennett: "Great-Grandmother Kelley whom they say was as broad as she was long, had been bed-ridden for eight or nine years, never having walked during that time (why, no one seems to know). She was of course, a terrible care to her family and Great-grandfather was a loss as to how to carry her to Sullivan County. He finally packed all the bedding on top of some furniture in one wagon and then placed Great-grandmother on a large feather bed on top. All went well until they came to a bad road with a chuck-hole in it. The wagon wheel slid into the hole, upsetting Great-grandmother into the ditch. She was so indignant and upset, and out of sorts that she glared at Great-grandfather, then picked herself up and went stomping off down the road on two perfectly good sound legs."

Elizabeth received a War of 1812 pension dated Feb. 27th, 1872 at $8 a month. Elizabeth Kelley marked an "X" to sign her application. She listed her residence in 1871 as P.O. Sullivan. She also signed the 1833 deed with a "+.".

I've also read that she spoke to spirits. She is one of the more interesting individuals in the family.

Bio by: smanastas

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Gravesite Details Interred on 29 Oct 1887.




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Harrell Kelley (16 Apr 1786–12 Aug 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17303322, citing Samaria Cemetery, Linton, Greene County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .