Biography of Amos Kelly
Crawford County, PA Biographies





AMOS KELLY, banker, Cambridgeboro, was born in Rockdale Township, this county, September 8, 1833, son of John and Mary (Langley) Kelly, the former of whom was the first white child born in Rockdale Township, this county, son of Isaac and Hannah (Carnahan) Kelly, who located in Bloomfield Township, this county, in 1799, but in 1800 removed to Rockdale Township, where they passed the remainder of their lives. The father of our subject was twice married; on first occasion, December 20, 1821, to Mary, daughter of John and Mary Langley, the former a native of Ireland and who settled in Cambridge Township, this county in 1812; the latter a native of Washington County, Penn. By this union were six children: Nancy, deceased; James P.; Polly A., wife of H. H. Howard; John L.; George N., deceased; and Amos. The present wife of John Kelly was Mrs. Lydia (West) Hamilton, to whom he was married March 4, 1846, and to this union were born three children: Josephine, wife of Jason McCray; Agnes, deceased; and an infant, deceased. Our subject was married May 14, 1857, to Adelaide, daughter of Virgil andMary (Logue) Birchard, and grand daughter of James Birchard, formerly of Massachusetts. who settled in Cambridge Township, this county, in 1813. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly are parønts of six children: Alton A., Milford B.; Bernie C., deceased; Frank R.; an infant, deceased; and Inez, deceased. Our subject and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. In 1812 he located in Cambridgeboro, and in company with his brother. John Langley Kelly, embarked in banking business, which has since been conducted successfully under firm name J. L. & A. Kelly. In politics Mr. Kelly is a stanch Republican.

From:
History of Crewford County, Pennsylvania
Illustrated
Warner, Beers & Co.,
Chicago; 1895

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