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James KELLY, Sr

Anne HART 1

  • Born: Abt 1752, , , Connecticut, USA
  • Christened: Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
  • Married: 17 Mar 1774, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

   Another name for Anne was Anna.

   User ID: 149.

   General Notes:

Came from Plainfield, MA, to Marietta, OH, with husband in Nov 1788. ?Sister of Dr Josiah Hart, ?Had two nephews & brother follow her west...

9 Sep 1992 from M Margaret BUCK Boyd, Wichita KA
to Jerry DEVOL, Marietta OH
"Dear Mr Devol,
"My apologies for such an oversight and for being quite tardy with my reply.
"Everything I have researched for James Kelly and his wife Anna Hart seemed to point to Connecticut as her place of birth, but I found her name only and that was on the marriage record 17 Mar 1774 and in Worcester MA.
"I read everything on the Hart family that came my way. I feel somewhat exasperated as to the recording of their daughters names and dates, unless she made a brilliant marriage, they are listed 'as others'. I have to admit it has caused me no end of imagining clues. So when I read Deacon/Dr Josiah Hart moved to Marietta in 1796, shortly after Joseph Kelly's return from captivity, I grasped that as a connection, but I have yet to find my proof!
"My Hart family History and Genealogy is headed by Deacon Stephen Hart b 1606 England. My record being of the first few generations, has not supplied me with sufficient information.
"Deacon Elijah Hart Jr b 26 Sep 1735 m Sarah Gilbert Abt 1758- they settled on the 'old Hart-Kelly-Irving farm house' that, in 1924 was the residence of Maurice Stanley in Farmington CT. This record states 6 children only- no names! This Elijah Hart d 10 Dec 1800 age 65 and Sarah's demise was 22 Sep 1809 age 73. Their ages caused my thought process to decide Anna Hart Kelly and her younger children went back to CT after Elijah's death to be of assistance to Sarah's last years.
"It would seem that one member of Deacon Stephen's heirs is of little notice. it states John Hart died in a house fire with all his family except a son John, who was away on business in Adon or Nod as it was then called. John was the father of three but no dates so John had to have reached 'his majority' as they said in that day and time or indentured. He was mentioned in Stephen Sr's will as an heir receiving L3.
"By now you are thoroughly confused I'm sure, I did not intend such a letter, but I should have known I'd do it for I am so 'caught up' in this quandry.
"Does your family history by Deacon Stephen Hart give more detail on the other family members as well as his own line of descent? Would you search that paper for Anna Hart b Abt 1752 etc? I do thank you. Sincerely M Margaret Buck Boyd..."

Washington County Ohio to 1980, Pg 207, 1980, Washington County Historical Society, Inc, 417 Second St, Marietta, Ohio. "...Joseph [Kelly]'s parents, James Kelly and wife Anne Hart Kelly, came from Plainfield, Massachusetts, to Marietta, Ohio, in November, 1788..."

Genealogical History of Deacon Stephen Hart and his Descendants 1632-1875, by Alred Andrews, New Britain CT, Published by Austin Hart Esq New Britain CT, Case Lockwood & Brainard Co Printers 1875, Washington Co Public Library 615 Fifth St Marietta OH 45750
pg 399: No. 1756 Wethersfield CT, Marietta OH- Dr Josiah Hart [?brother of Anne Hart], fourth son of Deacon Elijah Hart of Kensington & New Britain...born 28 Apr 1742...He prepared for college under Rev Dr Norris, and graduated at Yale College in 1762. He studied medicine with Dr Potter of Wallingford, became a physician and was a surgeon in the army of the revolution. He married in 1765, Abigail Sluman of Stonington CT, and settled as a physician at Wethersfield on Broad Street...second he married Abigail Harris of Wethersfield, widow of Thomas Harris, and daughter of Joshua Robbins, his second wife was a descendant of John Robbins, one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, and a blood relation on the mother's side to the celebrated Miles Standish. She died 8 Aug 1796 at Wethersfield, when Dr Hart removed to Marietta OH, where his two sons had settled early in life. Here he continued his avocation as physician...
pg 450: No. 1920 Wethersfield CT, Marietta OH- Major William Hart [?nephew of Anne Hart], third son of Dr Josiah Hart...Removed with wife Sarah Waters Wolcott to Marietta, Ohio, and were said to be the handsomest couple that settled in the place. He was a farmer and had his farm opposite the island of Marietta, now a part of the city, and one of the streets is called Hart, in honor of him...

ANCESTRY.COM 22 Jul 2000
Database: Massachusetts Town Marriage Records
Name, Spouse, Marriage Date, Marriage Place
KELLEY, James, Anne Hart, 17 Mar 1774, Worcester


1. Removed; Nov 1788, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA. From Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts

   Marriage Information:

Anne married James KELLY, Sr on 17 Mar 1774 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. (James KELLY, Sr was born about 1749 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA and died on 7 Apr 1791 in Belleville, , Virginia, USA 2.) The cause of his death was killed by Indians.


1 Washington County Ohio to 1980, Washington County Historical Society, Inc,
, Pg 207 1980.

2 Newspaper Article, Newspaper Article, Marietta Register. Correspondence From a paper by Dr Hildreth
Continuation of the History of Belleville- furnished by A.T.Nye
Death of James Kelly
"Among the early settlers of Marietta, was James Kelly, who came out to Pittsburgh with his family, September 1788, where he spent the winter. In the spring of 1789 he came down to Marietta in a flatboat, and resided in Marietta during the succeeding summer. Mr Kelly was a farmer in Plainfield, Massachusetts, and then married Anna Hart. Pecuniary embarrassment caused by going security for a friend, rendered it necessary to sell his farm, and he sought a new home in the West. The winter of '89 and '90, Mr Kelly and his family spent in Campus Martius, and there his youngest son St Clair was born- he was the first white child born in Marietta. In the spring of 1890, Mr Kelly removed with his family to Belleville, a settlement in Virginia, about thirty miles below Marietta, when he raised that summer a crop of corn. Early in the morning of 7 Apr 1791, Mr Kelly with his son Joseph, then a lad of seven years, was engaged at work in a field just outside of the garrison at Belleville, and only about one hundred and fifty yards from it, John...where he was, and sent out a party of six men to obtain possession of him. He was brought home and restored to his mother, though not without some regret on his part at parting from his Indian friends. Mr Joseph Kelly spent the rest of his life in Marietta, where he married and had a family of children...

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