Biography of Elias Kelsey
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Kelsey, Elias, Hammond, was born in Lewis county, February 19, 1826, He was engaged in cheesemaking for twenty years, and followed farming the greater part of his life. In 1854 he married Clarissa A. Hildreth. They have had six children. The two eldest being Evaline E. and Etha M. Both have passed away; the former in her twenty third year, and the latter in the eighteenth year of her age, having been married to James H. Wilson, of Morristown, six months previous to her death, They also have three sons: Harmon E., Earl J. and Carlton Ray, and one daughter, Bertha Ruth. Mr. Kelsey's father was Oliver Kelsey. He came from New Hampshire in 1803, moving his family to Lewis county, N. Y., with an ox team, Mrs. Kelsey's father, Walter Hildreth, came from Vermont. Mr. Kelsey is a large and influential farmer, and is also interested in stock raising.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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