Biography of John Kelley
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





JOHN KELLEY, a native of Orange county, N. Y.; was one of the early settlers of Barton. He was a farmer and lumberman, had five sons and two daughters, of whom two sons and one daughter are living. Henry, Samuel, and Daniel were killed in late war. One son, Lutheran, married Mary, daughter of Carey and Susan Lyons, and settled at Lockwood. By trade a carpenter and farmer, he enlisted in Company G., 147th New York volunteers. He was captured at the battle of the Wilderness, and was a prisoner for nearly a year and much of the time was passed in Andersouville prison. When he came home he was nearly dead from his exhausting prison life. He is now living near Lockwood. Of his five children Francis and Susan are dead. Cory, the youngest son, lives at home; Dell, the only daughter living, is now Mrs. Joshua Case. Fred L. Kelley, his eldest son, married Allie, daughter of Emery and Dell (Hannah) Thrall. and is a telegraph operator for the Erie railroad at the Waverly interlocking tower. He has one daughter, Clara, and one son, Earl Lutheran.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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