We're researching more about: Edward Kelley (b. abt. 1745-1750 PA?; m. abt. 1767 PA?). Was he born in PA, who were his parents (what was their lineage)? His wife was: Elizabeth Lauthers (what was her ancestry)? She may have had father: James and brothers: James, Robert and William. The Kelley's lived in Armstrong Co, Centre Co, Clarion Co, Cumberland Co, Forest Co, Franklin Co, Jefferson Co, Mifflin Co, Northumberland Co & Venango Co PA. Edward Kelley served in the Cumberland County Militia during the Revolutionary War. Edward and Elizabeth Lauthers Kelley had seven (7) children: James (b. abt 1768, m. Anne unk), John (b. abt. 1770, m. Mary Beatty), William (b. abt 1772, m. Elizabeth Frampton), Elizabeth (b. abt 1774; m. [unk] Smith), Jane (b. abt 1780, m. Robert Maxwell), Nancy (b. abt 1783) & Azariah (b. abt 1787, m. Jane Beatty). Edward d. in 1814 (Armstrong Co. PA); Elizabeth probably d. during the 1820s (Armstrong Co.). Azariah was married to Jane Beatty (Robert Beatty and Agnes Calhoun; b. abt 1795 PA?; m. abt 1815 Armstrong Co PA). They had eight (8) children: William b. 1816, Joseph b. 1817, Eliza b. 1819, Nancy b. 1821, Frutilla b. 1823, Mary b. 1825, Jane b. 1827 and John b. 1834. Azariah Kelley d. in 1860s (Clarion Co PA); Jane Beatty Kelley d. in 1870s (Clarion Co PA). Joseph Kelley was b. 8-3-1817. He m. Permelia Haight (Benjamin Haight and Phoebe Ruff; b. 4-18-1813 NY) in 1844. They had 5 adult children: David Sanderson b. 1846, Washington Wayne b. 1848, Phoebe Jane b. 1850, Winfield Scott b. 1853 and William Fremont b. 1856 in PA. David & Washington served in the Civil War from Pittsburgh. After the war, the Joseph Kelley family moved to Faribault Co, MN. Joseph Kelley d. 1881, bu. in Wells, MN. Permelia Haight Kelley d. in 1893, bu.in Wells, MN. Winfield Scott Kelley m. Estella Marie Eldred (Orson B. Eldred and Mary J. H. Goodrich, b. 2-5-1854 WI) on 12-21-1874 in Wells, MN. They had seven (7) children: Joseph b. 1876, Francis b. 1879, Lillian b. 1880, Clara b. 1884, Adelbert b. 1887, Florence b. 1888 & (Le)Roy Noble b. 3-11-1893. Winfield Scott Kelley d. in 1914 in Austin, MN and is bu. at Wells, MN. Estella Marie Eldred Kelley d. in 1930 in Red Wing, MN. She is also bu. at Wells, MN. Estella's ancestor was William Eldred b. 1627 in England, d. 1676 and bu. in MA (Le)Roy Noble Kell(e)y was m. to Hazel Leatha Griffith Kelley (Albert L. Griffith and Lena K. K. Kahl, b. 7-6-1899) on 6-3-1916. They had eight (8) children: Claude James b. 1917 d. 1997, Kenneth Kay b. 3-19-1919, Eugene Leroy b. 1920 d. 2007, Jerald Winfield b. 1922, Richard Neal b. 1923, Shirley Eileen b. 1928, Mary Jayne b. 1935 d. 2009 and Elline Ellvonne b. 1942 d. 1963. (Le)Roy Noble Kelley d. in 1983 and is bu. at Austin, MN. Hazel Griffith Kelley d. in 1993 and bu. at Austin, MN. Hazel's ancestor: John Griffith was b. abt 1800 in unk PA. I'm interested in the Kelley, Beatty, Eldred, Griffith, Haight, Lauthers lineage, as well as other related family names to this greater KELLEY Family Tree of PA, MN, IN, IA, KS, MA, NY, OH, WI and beyond. Where did the earliest ancestors of these family members originate in Europe? Thank you very much for any and all assistance that may be pertinent to our greater Family History/Genealogy, primarily in PA. Regards, Ken Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have looking for family members that would like to help me with any information on the above names.I have take to & e-mail a lot of family members, but If you feel that you have some information that would help in any family that is in ties with the Benzie/s Line please drop me a line . I would love to hear from you. Thank you Rick Benzies Canada
Having the complete name is a good start, but when contacting on a message board for others to help, it is a good idea to also include a location and a time frame.
You used the word "was", so do you know when and where he died? If so, getting his death certificate or his obituary would yield more information.
John HOWARD is a common name, but Velvet is a bit unusual. Is that his mother's maiden name?
Try asking all the relatives you can for any information regarding him and his family.
Did John Velvet HOWARD have other children besides your parent?
Did he have brothers and sisters?
I hope this helps a little bit. -CharKie
I'm new with this. Does anyone have any info or knowledge of John Velvet Howard?