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 John Kelly

John Kelly

Birth
Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 20 Oct 1823 (aged 39–40)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 2, 26, 15
Memorial ID 19947 · View Source
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John Kelly was the first settler of Springfield. He built his cabin on the northwest corner of Klein & Jefferson Streets in the spring of 1819.

John and his wife Mary were buried on their homestead in what became known as the "Kelley Cemetery", one of the first in the area. In 1865, this small cemetery needed to be moved to make room for road expansion. The 12 bodies, including John and his wife, that were found in this cemetery were removed to Oak Ridge Cemetery where they share one grave.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Kelly (1783–20 Oct 1823), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19947, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .