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KELLEY

KELLEY

Descendents of Richard Kelley

Generation No. 1

1. RICHARD1 KELLEY He married UNKNOWN.

Children of RICHARD KELLEY and UNKNOWN are:

2. i. WILLIAM2 KELLEY, b. 1764.

3. ii. JOEL KELLEY, b. 1775, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1862, Bradley County, TN.

iii. JOHN KELLEY.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 KELLEY (RICHARD1) was born 1764. He married ELIZABETH.

Children of WILLIAM KELLEY and ELIZABETH are:

i. JOSHUA3 KELLEY, b. August 14, 1783.

ii. RACHEL KELLEY, b. September 02, 1785.

iii. NANCY KELLEY, b. May 14, 1787.

iv. EASTER KELLEY, b. Abt. July 11, 1789.

v. JANE KELLEY, b. May 17, 1791.

vi. JUDIAH OR JUDITH KELLEY, b. November 14, 1793.

vii. DINAH KELLEY, b. October 24, 1795.

viii. DANIEL KELLEY, b. October 30, 1798.

ix. WILLIAM KELLEY, b. June 09, 1802.

x. RICHARD KELLEY, b. November 21, 1805.

xi. ELIZABETH KELLEY, b. May 01, 1807.

xii. ALCEY OR ALSEY KELLEY, b. Abt. July 16, 1809.

xiii. JOHN KELLEY, b. Abt. 1820.

xiv. SAMUEL KELLEY.

3. JOEL2 KELLEY (RICHARD1) was born 1775 in South Carolina, and died Abt. 1862 in Bradley County, TN. He married LETTA DARLTON (?). She was born 1781 in South Carolina, and died Abt. 1862 in Bradley County, TN.

More About JOEL KELLEY:

Burial: Kelley Family Cemetery. Bradley County, TN

The traditional story passed down from generation to generation in the Kelley family was that two brothers came to America from Ireland, coming into the state of VA. Geraldine Martin Allen (1919 - ) remembers her Grandfather, William Will Perry Kelley (1852-1946) telling this story to his children and grandchildren. Will also told his children and family members that his grandmother, Letta Kelley was a Darlton before she married. Louise Brock (1909- ) remembers hearing this from er Uncle Will.

"The 1800 Fairfield County, S. C. census shows the following families in the same neighborhood: Samuel Lochridge in South Carolina. James Seal, Enoch Seal, Anthony Seal, Thomas Trapp, John Kelly, Joel Kelly, Vinney Kelly, Moses Outen (Wooten), Robert McCants, Elijah Seal, Daniel Seal, Judith Frost. The Frosts, Seals, Kellys, Kelleys, John and Joel, lived on Sawney's Creek which flows into the west side of the Wateree River."

Joel had an older brother William Kelley (July 11 1758, Dec. 27, 1837) who was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and filed for a pension. Joel Kelley signed William's pension application June 6,1833 in McMinn County, TN. On his pension application William stated he was born in 96th Dist. Union County, SC July 11, 1758. William and Joel had a cousin, John Kelley who was a Revolutionary War veteran. William Kelley served a tour of 3 months under his cousin, Captain John Kelly/Kelley and Col. Warford in Rutherford County, N. C. At the conclusion of the Rev. War John Kelley went to the State of VA and resided several years before returning to Greenville District where he made his application for pension. Perhaps he went to VA because he had relatives living there. Joel Kelley moved his family from S. C. to McMinn Co., TN, before 1804. His third child, Richard Kelley, was born 1804 in Tenn. (1850 Bradley County, Tenn. census). On Sep. 20,1814 at Fayetteville, Tenn., at the age of 39, Joel Kelley was drafted as a private soldier in Captain Asahel Raines Co. , 2nd Regiment, West Tenn. Militia commanded by and Lt. Col. Lowry and Lt. Col. Hammons in the War with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June A.D. 1812, he was honorably discharged the 20th day of April A.D. 1815. At Big Springs, McMinn County, Tenn. The Muster Roll of Dec. 31,1814 reported Joel Kelley absent because he was sick at at Fort Montgomery. He served 7 months for $8.00 per month, or a total as stated on the Company Pay Roll, April 20, 1815. (From Joel Kelley's applications for Bounty Land in Bradley County, TN dated March 22, 1851 and Apr. 11, 1855 and from Muster Rolls and Pay Roll of 2nd Reg. West Tenn. Militia dated Sep. 20, 1814 and Apr. 20, 1815)

Since the 1810 and 1820 Tenn. census records are lost (Union Soldiers burned the Bradley County TN Courthouse during th etime of the Civil War), we cannot trace with certainty the movements of Joel Kelley during this period. The nearly complete destruction of all Bradley County records has also hampered the search in the period following

The 1830 McMinn County, Tenn. census lists Joel Kelley. Also shown on this census in McMinn County were John Kelly, Jonathan Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Sr. , Nathan Kelly, Richard Kelly, Squire Kelly, Wm. Kelly, Sr. and Wm. Kelly, Jr. Some of the above named could have been Joel's sons: Matthew would have been 31 years old in 1830; Richard would have been 26 years old; John would have been 22 years old; Nathan would have been 20 years old; Elisha 18 years old was probably living at home; Elijah age 10, living at home.

1840 Tennessee census records Joel Kelly, age 65 living in Bradley County with one male younger than him and two females. The younger male was probably Elijah who married circa 1845. The two females probably were his wife, Letta, and his daughter Nancy, age 22, who never married.

1850 Fed. Census, Tenn. records Joel Kelley, age 75, living in Bradley County, 12th Dist., with wife, Letta, age 69, and daughter Nancy, age 31- Joel and Letta indicated they were born in South Carolina.

On Sep. 15, 1850 40 acres land, first granted Richard Kelley was transferred to Joel Kelley: "40 acres - land location Davidson County, 2 miles N.E. of Nashville, Hwy., 41 A nine miles S.W. of Cleveland and West Tunnel Hill Rd. Holder of original grant Richard Kelley: Grant #2030 April 18, 1840 (The land location described above is the same as that now held by the Kelley family in Bradley County indicating the name of the county has been changed). March 22, 1851. Joel Kelley applied for a land grant under an Act of Congress passed Sep. 28, 1850 whereby soldiers( who had served in the U. S. Military could make additional applications for bounty lands. (This Act not approved until March 3, 1855). In forwarding Joel's application to Mr. J. E. Heath, Commissioner on April 1, 1851, James Mitchell describes Joel Kelley thus:

"Cleveland, Tenn. April 1, 1851 Mr. J. E. Heath, Commissioner,

Dear Sir, I inclose to you the Declaration of Joel Kelley, a very aged and infirm man so much so that I had to get the services of the Justice to go several miles to his house to qualify him having lost his discharge and his memory so bad that I was compelled to make it out very informal though I hope there is enough said to enable you to identify him on the role. He is ssaid to be a very honest man and I believe all that he has said in his declaration he believes to be true. Yours with respect, James Mitchell"

(Joel was 76 years old at that time).

Warranty 28-553 was issued Jan. 30, 1852, Vol. 95, page 94,signed by James Mitchell, Cleveland, Tenn. approving 80 acres of bounty land for Joel Kelley. This action apparently did not take effect because the Act of 1850 had not yet been approved. (Approved March 3, 1855).

Joel Kelley's second application for the above 80 acres, dated April 11, 1855, was accompanied by an affidavit signed by his son Elijah Kelley, and Amos Potts, a neighbor farmer. The application was approved and 80 acres of land in Bradley Co. Tn. granted to Joel Kelley Oct. 19, 1855 when.Warrant 28-553 was released Oct. 26, 1855 as Warrant #9881, signed by A. P. Miller, Cleveland, Tn. A. P. Miller was Joel's son-in-law husband of Joel's daughter Susan Kelley.

No will or other legal document could be found which proved name of the father of Joel Kelley (1775-ca. 1862). We believe he may have been Richard Kelley who was living in 96th Dist. Union County, S.C. at the time of William Kelley's birth in 1758 (Rev. War veteran). Richard Kelley applied for land grant as early as 1755 in 96th Dist. S.C.: LAND GRANTS, Columbia, S. C. Archives:

"The Petition of Richard Kelly for land by virtue of his Family Right Read the petition of Richard Kelly humbly setting forth that the Petitioner had a wife and one child for whom and himself he never had warrant of survey or grant of land in the Province. Therefore, humbly prayed his Excellency and Honours order to the Surveyor General to lay out or cause to be laid out One Hundred & Fifty Acres of land on waters of Santee and that he might have a grant for same. Dated July 4, 1755 Signed: Richard Kelly." Precept Aug 5, 1755. 150 acres on Broad River." Relatives of Richard Kelley who were living in Union Co., SC by 1770 included Matthew Kelley, probably his brother, and father to John (cousin of William and Joel). Matthew's land grant was close to Richard's on Padgett Creek. Other probable kin was James Kelley on Lower Dunkin Creek near Dunkin or (Duncan) Creek. We think the evidence indicates that the father of Joel (and William) Kelley was named Richard Kelley and that he came to SC around 1755 when he filed a petition for land in what is presently Union County, SC. This is the same year of the famous Braddock's defeat in Virginia, after which the virginia back country was left undefended and exposed to Indian attack. This spurred a flow of migration out of Virginia and into the back country of NC and SC. We know that Joel and William Kelley's cousin John Kelley went to Virginia for several years after the Revolution, and it is likely he had kin there.

More About LETTA DARLTON (?):

Burial: Kelley Family Cemetery

Children of JOEL KELLEY and LETTA (?) are:

4. i. MATTHEW3 KELLEY, b. April 01, 1799, Kentucky.

5. ii. WILLIAM KELLEY, b. July 07, 1802.

6. iii. RICHARD KELLEY, b. March 15, 1804, McMinn County, Tennessee.

iv. MARY KELLEY, b. May 20, 1806.

v. JOHN KELLEY, b. 1808.

vi. NATHAN KELLEY, b. December 01, 1810.

7. vii. ELISHA KELLEY, b. December 24, 1812, McMinn County, Tennessee.

viii. SUSAN KELLEY, b. March 01, 1814.

ix. JOEL KELLEY, b. May 18, 1816.

x. NANCY KELLEY, b. May 16, 1818.

8. xi. ELIJAH KELLY, b. November 23, 1820, McMinn County, TN; d. December 23, 1875.

xii. WASHINGTON KELLEY, b. November 23, 1822.

Generation No. 3

4. MATTHEW3 KELLEY (JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born April 01, 1799 in Kentucky. He married MAHALA. She was born 1802.

Children of MATTHEW KELLEY and MAHALA are:

i. BENJAMIN R.4 KELLEY, b. 1828.

ii. MARQUIS L. KELLEY, b. 1831.

iii. AMANDA KELLEY, b. 1833.

iv. JOEL KELLEY, b. 1836.

v. SARAH KELLEY, b. 1840.

vi. WILLIAM KELLEY, b. 1842.

vii. ERASMUS KELLEY, b. 1844.

viii. WOODRULLE KELLEY, b. 1849.

5. WILLIAM3 KELLEY (JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born July 07, 1802.

Child of WILLIAM KELLEY is:

i. WILLIAM4 KELLEY.

6. RICHARD3 KELLEY (JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born March 15, 1804 in McMinn County, Tennessee. He married CAROLINE Abt. 1832. She was born 1813 in Tennessee.

Children of RICHARD KELLEY and CAROLINE are:

i. EVELINE4 KELLEY, b. 1833.

ii. JOHN KELLEY, b. 1835.

iii. JOEL KELLEY, b. 1837.

iv. MARY KELLEY, b. 1840.

v. CHARLES KELLEY, b. 1842.

vi. JANE KELLEY, b. 1844.

vii. GEORGE KELLEY, b. 1846.

viii. ELIZABETH KELLEY, b. 1848.

ix. MORGAN KELLEY, b. June 12, 1850.

7. ELISHA3 KELLEY (JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born December 24, 1812 in McMinn County, Tennessee. He married SARAH 1837. >p>More About ELISHA KELLEY: Burial: Snodgrass Hill, Chickamauga National Park

The following information is on file at the Visitor Center, Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, Chickamauga, GA.

Kelley Family

"Just as Longstreet surveyed the Brotherton farm, General Thomas took considerable care in planning his defense at the Kelley farm. Although the fighting about the Kelley farm was not as decisive as that about the Brotherton, some of the most severe fighting of the battle did take place there on Sunday, September 10.

A. Location The Kelley cabin is approximately one mile south of the Park Headquarters on the east side of the LaFayette Road. The cabin is situated on land lot number 133, Catoosa County, GA.

B. Land Ownership Lot 133 was sold by the State of Georgia Nov. 16, 1837 to E. F. Flewellen. On April 7, 1841, E. R. sold the land to Thomas Flewellen. Jan 6, 1857, the lot was sold by Flewellen to Elijah Kelley, who owned the property at the time of the battle in 1863. On October 8, 1891, Joseph C. Kelley deeded the lot Number 133 to the United States Government. Although ElijahKelley owned the property, his brother Elisha Kelley, cleared, fenced, and put the land under cultivation. Elisha and his family then were living on the farm during the battle. Elisha exercised the right of ownership for Elijah until 1878 or 1879 when Elish moved off the lot.

C. Family History Elijah is reported to have had five or six children, among whom were: William, Newton, Jr., Joseph C. and George W. George was in the Confederate Army. D. Physical Appearance of the House

Back of where the Union line lay facing east behind the log works the forest slopes down a little, then rises and ends. A great open field, a quarter of a mile across and a half a mile long, extends to the LaFayette Road. This is the Kelley farm. At the southern end of the field stood the Kelley log house. As 1 Sgt. Axel H. Reed of the 2nd Minnesota moved through the woods on Sept. 20, he approached a clearing in which stood what he called a "block" house, the Kelley house.

There were three buildings on the Kelley farm -- the log house, the barn, or stable, and another building which has not been identified. The log house was situated on the east side of the Lafayette Road and was nine logs high, and the measurements were about 18 X 24 feet. A stone chimney was attached at the north end of the cabin. The stable was on the west side of the LaFayette Road directly across from the Kelley house. It was a log structure about 21'3" x 13' 4" and divided into stalls. The overhang of the roof was 21"12" x 6". This was the barn(stable) used at the time of the battle and was in existence until 1957. The original farm was cultivated in corn,

E. Battle Events The Kelley family joined the other refugees of the area in making camp. The following day, General Thomas marched past Widow Glenn's house to the LaFayette Road, and then on to the Kelley farm. Croxton's brigade of Thomas' Corps had halted at Kelley's for coffee Sept. 18, but had proceeded on to Toward Chickamauga Creek and formed a line of battle on the edge of the woods west of Jay's Mill. During the night of the 19-20th, Thomas erected substantial breastworks of logs and rails just inside the edge of the woods on the east side of Kelley field. During the second day (Sunday, Sept. 20) this line was the scene of terrific fighting. Confederates were unable to bread this line by repeated assaults until the Federal retreat at the close of the day.

On the 20th, Turchin's brigade advanced to the Kelley field. Turchin later noted that the shape of the Kelley field determined the shape of the line of his left wing. The barricades were put through the woods in front of and about 150 yards from the field . . The Kelley house was used as a hospital during the Battle. Bvt. Brig. General Judson W. Bishop reported shortly before noon of Sept. 20 that the collecting of the dead for burial, and the bringing of the wooded to the vicinity of the Kelley house where surgeons could care for them, had commenced.

More About SARAH: Burial: Snodgrass Hill, Chickamauga National Park

Children of ELISHA KELLEY and SARAH are:

9. i. GEORGE WASHINGTON4 KELLEY, b. July 09, 1838, Bradley County, TN; d. July 11, 1919, Catoosa County, GA.

ii. FRANCIS Y KELLEY, b. 1840.

iii. ISAAC NEWTON KELLEY, b. 1943.

iv. ELISHA KELLEY, b. 1845.

v. HARRIETT C. KELLEY, b. 1848.

vi. NANCY KELLEY, b. 1849.

vii. WILLIAM N. KELLEY, b. 1850.

viii. SARAH C. KELLEY, b. 1855.

ix. TIMOTHY KELLEY, b. 1857.

x. MARTHA ANN KELLEY, b. 1859.

8. ELIJAH3 KELLY (JOEL2 KELLEY, RICHARD1) was born November 23, 1820 in McMinn County, TN, and died December 23, 1875. He married JULIA JANE MCSPADDEN Abt. 1845. She was born February 16, 1822 in Tennessee, and died February 16, 1901.

More About ELIJAH KELLY: Burial: Kelley Family Cemetery

More About JULIA JANE MCSPADDEN: Burial: Kelley Family Cemetery

Children of ELIJAH KELLY and JULIA MCSPADDEN are:

10. i. ELIZABETH LIZZIE4 KELLEY, b. September 25, 1846, Bradley County, TN; d. August 12, 1909, Whitfield County, GA.

ii. STEWART RUSSELL KELLEY, b. May 23, 1848; d. November 10, 1924.

iii. JOSEPH CLAY KELLY, b. March 12, 1850; d. July 17, 1918.

iv. WILLIAM PERRY KELLEY, b. January 15, 1852; d. May 02, 1946.

v. HIRAM D. KELLEY, b. January 01, 1854; d. May 30, 1928.

vi. JOHN F. KELLEY, b. January 16, 1856; d. July 27, 1945.

vii. POLLY KELLEY, b. January 17, 1858.

11. viii. NATHAN LEROY KELLEY, b. August 01, 1860, Bradley County, TN; d. March 28, 1949, Bradley County, TN.

ix. ELIJAH L. KELLEY, b. August 29, 1865; d. November 11, 1955.

Generation No. 4

9. GEORGE WASHINGTON4 KELLEY (ELISHA3, JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born July 09, 1838 in Bradley County, TN, and died July 11, 1919 in Catoosa County, GA. He married AMANDA L. E. MCDONALD August 11, 1864 in Catoosa County, GA, daughter of JOHN MCDONALD and PRISCILLA BELL. She was born February 26, 1844 in Jefferson County, TN, and died March 21, 1922 in Catoosa County, GA.

Wash's parents moved to Catoosa County, GA from Bradley County, TN in 1850 or 1851.

George Washington enlisted in the Confederate Army on July 8, 1861. On the same date William Calvin McDonald, a neighbor and Wash's future brother-in-law who lived on quarter mile north on LaFayette Road also enlisted. Both men were assigned to the same unit 1st Co. H 26th Reg't. Tennessee Voluntary Infantry Army of Tennessee, Confederate States of America. Both men fought at the battle at Fort Donelson, TN., Wash Kelley receiving an arm wound on Feb. 15, 1862 and William McDonald being captured on Feb. 16, 1862 and exchanged at Aikens Landing, VA on Nov. 10,1862. Wash Kelley was transferred to the 2nd Co., I, ist Confederate Regiment, Infantry on Nov. 8, 1962; and to 12th Regiment Georgia Calvary (Bradshaw's) in 1862. He was returned to 2nd Co. I, 1st Confederate Regiment Dec. 15, 1862 and again transferred to Co. H 3rd Regiment Confederate Calvary (Howard's) in 1863. At about this time the Union forces were closing in on Chattanooga and G. W. Kelley's home in North Georgia, so he, like so many others from the area, deserted to go home to be with his family as the war tolled closer to the hills and valleys of North Georgia. Wash turned himself in to the Unio forces at Stevenson, AL. on Aug. 19, 1863 just one month before the holocaust called Chickamauga hit his home and family. On Sept 12, 1863 he took the oath of allegiance to the U/ S. Government at Louisville, KY. and was released to remain north of the Ohio River during the war. After the Civil War Wash Kelley returned home and startd the tremendous task of building a life for himself. He married his sweetheart Amanda McDonald, and, receiving 200 acres of land from his father-in-law, started to farm.

In 1876 Wash Kelley served jury duty for the Superior Court of Catoosa County GA at $20.00 per diem.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON KELLEY: Burial: Concord Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN

More About AMANDA L. E. MCDONALD: Burial: Concord Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN

Children of GEORGE KELLEY and AMANDA MCDONALD are:

i. MARTHA JANE5 KELLEY, b. May 31, 1865, Catoosa County, GA; d. December 08, 1865, Catoosa County, GA.

12. ii. LAURA ANN KELLEY, b. July 31, 1866, Catoosa County, GA; d. January 29, 1959, Catoosa County, GA.

13. iii. ALICE E. KELLEY, b. October 04, 1867; d. July 30, 1954.

iv. FLORENCE KELLEY, b. January 14, 1869; d. July 26, 1869.

v. MARY VIRGINIA KELLEY, b. January 30, 1870; d. August 23, 1896; m. JAMES P. HOWARD.

vi. HETTIE ELIZABETH KELLEY, b. September 09, 1872; d. May 14, 1922.

14. vii. ALEXANDER CLARK KELLEY, b. July 31, 1874; d. May 11, 1968.

15. viii. LUVINIA BELLE KELLEY, b. December 07, 1875; d. May 14, 1960.

ix. LEE ANDERSON KELLEY, b. May 17, 1878; d. October 14, 1952; m. DAISEY WALTERS.

16. x. CLEMMIE CALDONIA KELLEY, b. February 26, 1880; d. June 14, 1958.

xi. ALBERT MILTON KELLEY, b. August 17, 1881; d. July 23, 1882.

17. xii. DORA DELENIAH KELLEY, b. May 16, 1883; d. July 12, 1958.

18. xiii. GERTIE MAE KELLEY, b. May 31, 1888; d. August 22, 1951.

xiv. RUFUS CLAYTON KELLEY, b. May 30, 1889; d. September 17, 1961; m. RUBY MARTIN.

More About RUFUS CLAYTON KELLEY: Burial: Chickasaw, OK

10. ELIZABETH LIZZIE4 KELLEY (ELIJAH3 KELLY, JOEL2 KELLEY, RICHARD1) was born September 25, 1846 in Bradley County, TN, and died August 12, 1909 in Whitfield County, GA. She married JAMES PASCAL WHITTEN 1868 in Bradley County. TN, son of WILLIAM WHITTEN and ZILLA SHAMBLIN. He died in Whitfield County, GA.

More About ELIZABETH LIZZIE KELLEY: Burial: Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Cohutta, GA

More About JAMES PASCAL WHITTEN: Burial: Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Cohutta, GA

Children of ELIZABETH KELLEY and JAMES WHITTEN are:

19. i. WILLIAM ASBURY5 WHITTEN, b. May 07, 1869, Bradley County, TN; d. September 03, 1942, Whitfield County, GA.

ii. MARY KATHRYN WHITTEN, b. September 27, 1870.

iii. JOHN J. WHITTEN, b. June 08, 1872.

iv. JULIA WHITTEN, b. 1874.

v. ARCHIE A. WHITTEN, b. October 15, 1878.

vi. SUSIE HARRIETT WHITTEN, b. April 09, 1883.

11. NATHAN LEROY4 KELLEY (ELIJAH3 KELLY, JOEL2 KELLEY, RICHARD1) was born August 01, 1860 in Bradley County, TN, and died March 28, 1949 in Bradley County, TN. He married (1) SUSAN JANE NORTH, daughter of GABRIEL NORTH and JANETA BELL. She was born May 20, 1864, and died May 09, 1897. He married (2) MINDA ANN NORTH SMEDLEY. She was born September 30, 1874, and died May 17, 1935.

More About NATHAN LEROY KELLEY:

Burial: Kelley Family Cemetery

More About SUSAN JANE NORTH:

Burial: Pine Hill Cumberland Pres. Church Cemetery

More About MINDA ANN NORTH SMEDLEY:

Burial: Pine Hill Cumberland Pres. Cemetery, McDonald, TN

Children of NATHAN KELLEY and SUSAN NORTH are:

20. i. DAILEY LEROY5 KELLEY, b. January 07, 1884, Bradley County, TN; d. July 13, 1971, Bradley County, TN.

ii. CHARLES ALFRED KELLEY, b. March 13, 1885.

iii. JULIA BESSIE JANE KELLEY, b. November 18, 1886.

iv. ALICE ELIZABETH KELLEY, b. July 29, 1888.

v. EVYLEN KELLEY, b. April 19, 1890; d. October 20, 1890.

vi. LAURIE KELLEY, b. September 20, 1891; d. May 10, 1894.

21. vii. LENA NORA KELLEY, b. March 14, 1893, Bradley Cty, TN; d. January 1985, Bradley Cty, TN.

viii. NATHAN CLAY KELLEY, b. June 04, 1895.

Children of NATHAN KELLEY and MINDA SMEDLEY are:

ix. ELIJAH BAXTER5 KELLEY, b. December 26, 1901.

x. MINNIE LEE KELLEY, b. February 07, 1904.

xi. ROY ROOSEVELT KELLEY, b. September 12, 1906.

xii. HIRAM EVERT KELLEY, b. May 10, 1909.

xiii. ROSA GENEVA KELLEY, b. October 11, 1911; d. October 25, 1911.

xiv. MARY LEVENIA KELLEY, b. October 24, 1915; d. October 13, 1916.

Generation No. 5

12. LAURA ANN5 KELLEY (GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELISHA3, JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born July 31, 1866 in Catoosa County, GA, and died January 29, 1959 in Catoosa County, GA. She married JOHN THOMAS BROWN, son of WILLIAM BROWN and MARIANA ROGERS. He was born January 20, 1864 in Hamilton County, TN.

More About LAURA ANN KELLEY:

Burial: Cloud Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA

Laura and John Thomas Brown lived in Catoosa County, GA where he was a farmer.

The following statements about the organization of Cloud Springs Baptist Church were obtained from a taped conversation Laura held with Rev. Frank Craton in 1953 when she was 86 years old. She said, "I will be 87 at the end of July." Her mind was active and alert as she talked with Rev. Craton. Laura said her father, Wash Kelley, was a member of, and her family attended, Burning Bush Baptist Church before Cloud Springs Church was organized. She was 20 years old in 1884 when Cloud Springs Baptist Church was organized with 12 members on land donated by Mr. Hargrove. It was located "just beyond Cloud Springs after you cross Cloud Springs Branch, down below the big hill."

Laura's father, who owned two farms, cut the lumber from his land, hauled it to the site and built the church. It was first used as a school. Sunday School and church services were held once a month. The first minister was Brother Trotters. Candles and lamps were used to light the building for night services. Small children slept on quilt pallets on benches and on the floor when services lasted a long period of time. In 1891, when the U. S. Government bought the lad to establish Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park to commemorate the Civil War battle there, the church was moved one mile north of the Park. The same building was reconstructed. It was located by a spring where it got the name Cloud Springs.

In 1904 the Gov't. bought 94 more acres north of the Park to establish an Army Post, now known as Ft Oglethorpe, home of the 6th Calvary. The church was torn down for the second time and rebuilt one mile north outside Ft. Oglethorpe at the present site, 207 Cloud Springs Road, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30741. The 6th Calvary built a pump house over the spring where the church had been located.

The original church building burned in 1939 and a rock church was built to replace it. Under the ministry of Brother Frank Craton a big beautiful brick church was built in 1967 leaving the rock church to stand and be used for Sunday School rooms. The church celebrated it's 100th Anniversary June 3, 1984 at which time a letter received in 1904 from the Government apologizing for the inconvenience they had caused the church was read to the congregation. Pastor, Rev. Woody Lee, membership 800, 1984.

More About JOHN THOMAS BROWN:

Burial: Cloud Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA

Children of LAURA KELLEY and JOHN BROWN are:

i. ELMON DEVOE6 BROWN, b. March 03, 1893, Catoosa Co. GA; d. February 07, 1959, Catoosa Co. GA.

More About ELMON DEVOE BROWN:

Burial: Cloud Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA

22. ii. CLARENCE AARON BROWN, b. April 28, 1894, Catoosa Co. GA; d. August 12, 1966.

iii. CLYDE WILLIAM BROWN,

iv. MARY BROWN,

v. THOMAS LYDIA BROWN,

vi. LLOYD LEE BROWN,

vii. LULA CHRISTINIA BROWN,

viii. EULAS WASHINGTON BROWN,

ix. JOHN EDGAR BROWN,

13. ALICE E.5 KELLEY (GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELISHA3, JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born October 04, 1867, and died July 30, 1954. She married SAM HOWARD.

Children of ALICE KELLEY and SAM HOWARD are:

i. DORIS6 HOWARD.

ii. LEVOY HOWARD, Stepchild.

iii. NETTIE HOWARD, Stepchild.

iv. NELLIE HOWARD, Stepchild.

14. ALEXANDER CLARK5 KELLEY (GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELISHA3, JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born July 31, 1874, and died May 11, 1968. He married (1) ONA FULLER. He married (2) LEONA MCCARTY.

Children of ALEXANDER KELLEY and LEONA MCCARTY are:

i. EDNA MAE6 KELLEY.

ii. WOODROW KELLEY.

iii. CECIL KELLEY.

15. LUVINIA BELLE5 KELLEY (GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELISHA3, JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born December 07, 1875, and died May 14, 1960. She married ERNEST FULLER.

Children of LUVINIA KELLEY and ERNEST FULLER are:

i. AZEL6 FULLER.

ii. HARROL FULLER.

iii. WELDON FULLER.

16. CLEMMIE CALDONIA5 KELLEY (GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELISHA3, JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born February 26, 1880, and died June 14, 1958. She married CLEVE ED HENDERSON.

Children of CLEMMIE KELLEY and CLEVE HENDERSON are:

i. EDWARD6 HENDERSON.

ii. ELIZABETH HENDERSON.

iii. JACK HENDERSON.

17. DORA DELENIAH5 KELLEY (GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELISHA3, JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born May 16, 1883, and died July 12, 1958. She married SAM F. HANCOCK.

Children of DORA KELLEY and SAM HANCOCK are:

i. RAYMOND6 HANCOCK.

ii. MARY LOUISE HANCOCK.

18. GERTIE MAE5 KELLEY (GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELISHA3, JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born May 31, 1888, and died August 22, 1951. She married DR., REV. JOSEPH R. FULLER.

Children of GERTIE KELLEY and JOSEPH FULLER are:

i. PAUL6 FULLER.

ii. LEONA FULLER, Stepchild.

iii. J. H. FULLER, Stepchild.

iv. EARL FULLER, Stepchild.

v. BEULAH FULLER, Stepchild.

19. WILLIAM ASBURY5 WHITTEN (ELIZABETH LIZZIE4 KELLEY, ELIJAH3 KELLY, JOEL2 KELLEY, RICHARD1) was born May 07, 1869 in Bradley County, TN, and died September 03, 1942 in Whitfield County, GA. He married ESSIE BELL ROSE March 27, 1902, daughter of WILLIAM ROSE and EVA BRUCE. She was born January 25, 1884, and died April 08, 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

More About WILLIAM ASBURY WHITTEN: Burial: Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Cohutta, GA

More About ESSIE BELL ROSE:

Burial: Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Cohutta, GA

Children of WILLIAM WHITTEN and ESSIE ROSE are:

i. STILL BORN6 WHITTEN, ii. EVA ELIZABETH WHITTEN,

iii. WILLIE BEATRICE WHITTEN,

iv. CLARA ROSALIE WHITTEN,

v. SUSIE CATHERINE WHITTEN,

vi. WILLIAM J. E. WHITTEN,

vii. JULIA BELLE WHITTEN,

viii. THOMAS FRED WHITTEN,

20. DAILEY LEROY5 KELLEY (NATHAN LEROY4, ELIJAH3 KELLY, JOEL2 KELLEY, RICHARD1) was born January 07, 1884 in Bradley County, TN, and died July 13, 1971 in Bradley County, TN. He married SARAH ESTELLE BRADSHAW September 24, 1919, daughter of JOHN BRADSHAW and CLARA GOODWIN. She was born in Bradley County, TN.

More About DAILEY LEROY KELLEY:

Burial: Fort Hill Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley County, TN

Children of DAILEY KELLEY and SARAH BRADSHAW are:

23. i. DAILEY LEROY6 KELLEY, b. November 10, 1923, Bradley County, TN; d. November 04, 1953.

24. ii. HAROLD WADE KELLEY, Bradley County, TN.

21. LENA NORA5 KELLEY (NATHAN LEROY4, ELIJAH3 KELLY, JOEL2 KELLEY, RICHARD1) was born March 14, 1893 in Bradley Cty, TN, and died January 1985 in Bradley Cty, TN. She married JERRY MIHR JOHNSON September 05, 1909. He was born October 17, 1876 in Hamilton Cty, TN, and died March 26, 1955 in Hamilton Cty, TN.

Children of LENA KELLEY and JERRY JOHNSON are:

i. GENEVA BEATRIS6 JOHNSON.

ii. VELMA IZETTA JOHNSON.

iii. OLETA JOHNSON.

iv. KENNETH KELLY JOHNSON.

v. BETTY SUE JOHNSON.

vi. ALVIN GLEN JOHNSON.

vii. BARBARA JOHNSON.

viii. LENA JERRY JOHNSON,

ix. JERRY MIHR JOHNSON,

x. JAMES WILLIOUS JOHNSON,

Generation No. 6

22. CLARENCE AARON6 BROWN (LAURA ANN5 KELLEY, GEORGE WASHINGTON4, ELISHA3, JOEL2, RICHARD1) was born April 28, 1894 in Catoosa Co. GA, and died August 12, 1966. He married EVA VIOLA JUSTICE, daughter of CHARLES JUSTICE and FRANCES HUDDLESTON. She was born April 26, 1899 in Walker Co., GA, and died December 26, 1966 in Catoosa Co. GA.

More About CLARENCE AARON BROWN:

Burial: Tennessee-Georgia Cemetery, Walker County, GA

More About EVA VIOLA JUSTICE:

Burial: Tennessee-Georgia Cemetery, Walker County, GA

Children of CLARENCE BROWN and EVA JUSTICE are:

i. CLARENCE EDWIN7 BROWN,

ii. DONALD LEBRON BROWN,

iii. CHARLES LEROY BROWN,

iv. MARY SUE BROWN,

23. DAILEY LEROY6 KELLEY (DAILEY LEROY5, NATHAN LEROY4, ELIJAH3 KELLY, JOEL2 KELLEY, RICHARD1) was born November 10, 1923 in Bradley County, TN, and died November 04, 1953. He married WANDA WARE.

More About DAILEY LEROY KELLEY:

Burial: Fort Hill Cemetery, Bradley County, TN Cause of Death: Osteomyelitis

Children of DAILEY KELLEY and WANDA WARE are:

26. i. ANN7 KELLEY, b. 1945.

27. ii. MARY KELLEY, b. 1947.

28. iii. MILDRED KELLEY, b. 1949.

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