West Virginia Pioneers

Amos Kelley

Male 1836 - 1908  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Amos Kelley 
    Born Jan 1836  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jul 1908  [1
    Buried Wood County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Amos Kelley
      BIRTH 1843
      DEATH 8 Jul 1908 (aged 64–65)
      BURIAL
      Chesterville Cemetery
      Mineral Wells, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Add to Map
      MEMORIAL ID 28805252
      Co A 11th WVa Inf
      Amos Kelley, an old soldier, and one of the pioneer residents of this county, died quite suddenly at four o'clock last evening, at his home near this city. He had been an invalid for some years, with stomach trouble, but had recently grown better. The immediate cause of death is supposed to have been heart trouble, as he passed away without warning, while sitting in his chair, in the yard, in front of his home.
      The deceased was seventy-one years of age, and was a native of Wood County, although living for some years at Burning Springs, where he was a Participator in the stirring scenes of the early oil excitement there. He was all through the Civil War, being a member of Company A, Eleventh
      West Virginia Volunteers. For years after the war he was a resident of Tygart District, where he owned a large farm. He was married twice, and is survived by a wife and seven children- W.G. Kelley, O.E. Kelley, and Mrs C.W. Deem, of this city; Mrs Katie Allman of Slate Creek; Mrs J.W. Wilson and Irwin Kelley, of Akron, Ohio, and G.A. Kelley, of Belleville, Kansas. All but the latter are either here or expected here to attend the funeral, which will be held tomorrow from the home of Mrs. C. W. Deem, in this city. The remains will be taken at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow to Chesterville, out the Elizabeth Pike
      for burial. Members of Andrew Mather Post will be in attendance, if the post can be gotten together in time.
      The Parkersburg Daily State Journal
      July 9, 1908 Page 5, Column 4
    Person ID I13664  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2019 

    Family 1 Mariah Theresa Riley,   b. 25 Feb 1837, Harrison County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1887  (Age 50 years) 
    Married CA 1855  [3
    Notes 

    • 1860 Jackson, VA
      Amos Kelly 24 VA
      Maria T Kelly 23 VA
      Wm G Kelly 3 VA
      Sarah E Kelly 1 VA

      1870 Slate, Wood, West Virginia - Fountain Springs PO
      Kelly, Amos 31 VA
      Mariah T 30 VA
      William 13 VA
      Sarah E 11 VA
      Amanda 9 VA
      Deems, John C (indexed as Derin) 9 OH

      1880 Slate, Wood, West Virginia
      Kelley, Amos 46 VA VA VA
      Thuresa wife 44 VA VA VA
      Amanda C. dau 18 VA VA VA
      Franklin son 10 WV VA VA
      Rosa dau 8 WV VA VA
      Irving son 4 WV VA VA
      Orris son 10/12 Aug WV VA VA

      1900 Elizabeth, Wirt, West Virginia
      Kelley, Amos Jan 1836 64 WV WV WV
      Emma wife Dec 1845 54 md 34 yr, 8/5 children WV WV WV
      Bessie dau Dec 1875 24 WV WV WV
      Birdie dau May 1878 22 WV WV WV [Berry, d/o Mary EJ & Madison H Berry, b 5/25/1878, Wood Co]
      Oris son Sept 1879 20 WV WV WV
      Gertrude dau Aug 1883 16 WV WV WV
      Coss, John nephew Jul 1886 13 WV WV WV
      Kelley, Gilbert son Jul 1889 10 WV WV WV
      Hunter, William boarder Aug 1883 16 WV WV OH
    Children 
     1. William G Kelley,   b. 6 Mar 1856, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah E Kelley,   b. 10 Mar 1859, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Amanda Catherine Kelley,   b. 1862, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1923  (Age 61 years)
     4. Frances M Kelley,   b. 10 Mar 1871, Wood County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1908  (Age < 36 years)
     5. Rosa Kelley,   b. 17 Aug 1873, Wood County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Irving Kelley,   b. CA 1876, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Oris Everett Kelley,   b. 23 Sep 1879, Wood County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Gertrude Kelley,   b. Aug 1883, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F4670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Emma J [Berry],   b. Dec 1845, Wirt County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Jul 1888  Wood County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 12 July 1888
      Place: Wood Co, WV at the residence of Sole Emma Berry no idea what "Sole" means)
      Amos Kelly, 49; Harrison Co, WV; Wood Co, WV
      Mrs Emma Berry, 42, Wirt Co, WV; Wood Co, WV

      1900 Elizabeth, Wirt, West Virginia
      Kelley, Amos Jan 1836 64 WV WV WV
      Emma wife Dec 1845 54 md 34 yr, 8/5 children WV WV WV
      Bessie dau Dec 1875 24 WV WV WV
      Birdie dau May 1878 22 WV WV WV
      Oris son Sept 1879 20 WV WV WV
      Gertrude dau Aug 1883 16 WV WV WV
      Coss, John nephew Jul 1886 13 WV WV WV
      Kelley, Gilbert son Jul 1889 10 WV WV WV
      Hunter, William boarder Aug 1883 16 WV WV OH
    Children 
     1. Gilbert Amos Kelley,   b. 15 May 1889, Wood County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F30335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S898] Gravestone or Memorial posted on Findagrave.com.

    2. [S1205] Census.

    3. [S100] History of Harper District.

    4. [S654] Marriage Records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.