Biography of Robert Kelly
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Kelly, Robert, was born in Galway, June 26, 1832, a son of Robert and Isabella (McKindley) Kelly. His father was born in Galway, a son of William and Ellen (Major) Kelly, who came from Scotland to Gaiway in 1774. being the first settlers of the town, and their daughter, Elizabeth, being the first white child born in Gaiway. Mr. Kelly's father was a farmer and he and his wife had five children; he died September 2, 1853, and his wife December 26, 1858. Robert Kelly, the subject, was educated in the common schools and is a farmer, having one hundred and twentyeight and a half acres of land. He married Eliza Shaw, daughter of Robert Shaw. In 1862 Mr. Kelly enlisted in Co. H, 153d N. Y. Infantry, and served nearly three years and was wounded twice. In politics he is a Republican and has been supervisor three years in his native town. He is a member of the G. A. R., William B. Carpenter Post, Galway village.


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