Biography of Dennis Kelly
Madison County, NY Biographies





Kelly, Dennis, p. o. Mile Strip, was born in Ireland, December 22, 1840, a son of Michael and Mary (Kinney) Kelly They had six children as follows: Bridget, John, Dennis, Margaret, Maria, and Michael. Later in life Michael married for his second wife Jane Hayes, and they had eight children. Annie, Mary, Frank, James, Thomas, Jane, Julia, and Kate. Michael came to Madison county about 1847, and was followed about two years later by his family of children, his wife being dead. By occupation he followed fanning and worked as a laborer. After his marriage with Jane Hayes he moved to Iowa, where he took up land and has since lived. Dennis was eleven years of age when he came to Madison county and started in life for himself as a laborer. When he was about twenty two years of age he married Abbie. daughter of Jeremiah and Catherine (Dady) O'Connor. They have had these children: Jeremiah M., of Virginia; John F., a grocer of Oneida; Theresa of Oneida; Helen R., Frances M., Joseph D., Charles L., Dennis, Edward, Mary A., and three deceased, named Mary, Michael and Catherine. Soon after Dennis married he purchased a farm in the town of Cazenovia, where he remained about four years, when he moved on to a farm near Fenner Corners. Here he lived about twenty one years, when he moved to the farm where he last resided. Mr. Kelly never aspired to political honors, but always took an active part in town and county affairs and in school and educational work. Himself and family have been active workers in the Catholic church.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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