Biography of T. W. Kelley
Hancock County, OH Biographies

T. W. KELLEY, proprietor of sawmill and manufacturer of lumber, hoops, etc., P. 0. Shawtown, was born in Hancock County, Ohio, January 22, 1848, son of T. B. and Margaret (Pickens) Kelley, natives of Ohio and of English and Scotch descent, respectively. and who had a family of twelve children. T. B. Kelley, who was a carpenter in the early part of his life, and in later years followed farming, was among the early pioneers of this county, coming here in 1834, where for a time he worked at carpentering, and operated a sawmill. He died February 23, 1885. Our subject, who is the eldest child, received his education in the common schools of this county. He was united in marriage, March 15, 1868, with Margaret Lape, of Pennsylvania Dutch descent, and daughter of Michael Lape, a pioneer farmer of this county. To this union were born four children: Asa, Agnes, Louis and J. L. Mrs. Kelley is a member of the United Brethren Church. Our subject has been a member of the school board for six years, and clerk of the same for three years. In 1873 he embarked in his present business, the firm name being Kelley & Lape. The mill has a capacity of about 8,000 feet per day, and gives employment to six men the year round.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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