James KELLY, Sr
(Abt 1749-1791)
(Abt 1752-)
St Clair KELLY, Sr
(1788-Abt 1823)


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Mrs Kelly St Clair

St Clair KELLY, Sr

  • Born: 30 Dec 1788, Blockhouse, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA
  • Died: Abt 1823, Parkersburg, , West Virginia, USA
  • Buried: Old Graveyard, B&O Railroad, Parkersburg, , West Virginia, USA

   Another name for St was Arthur.

   General Notes:

First white child born in Ohio.

Marietta Register
Friday 24 Jun 1864
Death of Joseph Kelley [sic]
Joseph Kelley, one of our eldest and most highly respected citizens, died on Saturday night 18 Jun 1864 in the 80th year of his age.
Mr Kelley was born in Plainfield MA and when four years of age came with his father to 'the West' remaining at Pittsburg through the winter of 1788-89. In the spring of 1789 James Kelly, the father, removed to Marietta and in Dec 1789, Mrs Kelley gave birth to the first male child born in the colony- St Clair Kelly- a brother of the subject of this notice, and who died about forty years ago...

Marietta Register
Wednesday 29 Aug 1894
Judge St Clair Kelly, one of St Clairsville's most highly esteemed citizens was in town Saturday [Wheeling Intelligencer 27 Aug 1894]
Judge St Clair Kelly is one of the best lawyers in Eastern Ohio, as the Supreme Court of the State will attest. He is so modest and retiring that he is almost 'unknown to fame'.
Judge Kelly's father was St Clair Kelly, the first child born in Marietta after the settlement in 1788. He died at Parkersburg in the sickly season of 1823 and his gravestone may still be seen in the old graveyard, near the B&O Railroad, a short distance easterly from the depot at Parkersburg. His widow married a Methodist minister named Merriman, and not many years ago was still living with her son, Judge Kelly (who is a bachelor) at St Clairsville. RMS

Washington County Ohio to 1980, Washington County Historical Society Inc, 1980, p207 "Joseph Kelly Family:
"Joseph's parents, James Kelly and wife Anne Hart Kelly, came from Plainfield MA to Marietta OH in Nov 1788. Their children were James, Joseph, Mary, and St Clair, who was born in the blockhouse in Marietta 30 Dec 1788..."

9 Sep 1992 from M Margaret BUCK Boyd, Wichita KA
to Jerry DEVOL, Marietta OH

   Marriage Information:

St married Mrs Kelly St Clair.

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