Samuel Kellum

Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 3 Dec 1848 (aged 54)
Burial Lee County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 70236181 · View Source
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Quaker, Samuel Kellum and family came to Salem in the spring of 1839 from near Port LaHanna, now Fountain City, Indiana. His wife was a sister of Levi Coffin and was in sympathy with his anti-slavery work. Nathan, Samuel's son, became a conductor on the Underground Railroad and married Rachel Maxwell, in 1853. 
The Samuel Kellum family lived in Marion township, Lee County, Iowa on 80 acres he purchased by land patent in 1841 and where son Nathan was a Conductor on the Underground Railroad . They were still lived here, when Samuel died and it is logical he is buried in this cemetery. His son Harmon is per Quaker records.

Per *Salem Quaker records children are:
Beulah C., b. 5-16-1817 Rowen County, N.C. married Thomas Glover
Nathan H., b. 6-5-1821 Wayne County, IN
Harmon A., b. 3-12-1824, " "
Mordecai, b. 2-23-1826 " "
Esther, b. 8-10-1832 " "
Harriet, b. 1-3- 1835 " "

*The New Garden Meeting became a meeting in 1841 and closed in 1879. so when the Kellums came to Iowa in 1839 Salem would have kept the first records, even though they lived in the New Garden area. New Garden membership ca 70 families.

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  • Maintained by: Jean
  • Originally Created by: Mo and Dave Gates
  • Added: 22 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70236181
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Kellum (21 Sep 1794–3 Dec 1848), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70236181, citing New Garden Quaker Cemetery, Lee County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Jean (contributor 48160268) .