Biography of David N. Kelley
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Kelley, David Newcomb, son of Alvira and Achsia (Newcomb) Kelley, was born at Harwich Port on Cape Cod, November 8, 1856. His father was a dealer in fish and in 1874 removed to Fairhaven, where he established the business which is now conducted by Mr. Kelley. After attending the schools of his native village David N. began to make voyages in fishing vessels, being placed at an early age in charge of vessels going on long fishing cruises. He continued this business for eight years and at the death of his father took entire charge of the business and has since conducted it successfuly, dealing extensively in all kinds of salt fish. During the season he keeps several fishing schooners in commission and employs a large force of men in cutting, salting and packing the catch. The business is located on what was once called the Old South Wharf. This wharf was partly purchased by Mr. Kelley's father and has now come entirely into his possession and is called Kelley's Wharf. Mr. Kelley is also extensively engaged in the lumber trade, being associated in this business with B. F. Nickerson, under the firm name of B. F. Nickerson & Co. In January, 1878, he married Alfretta, daughter of Freeman A. Phillips of Harwich Port, and they have one son, David Leon Kellev.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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