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Origin of the surname “Kelsey:”

 

 

Generation

 

5   (?) Kelsey

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born in Connecticut.

 

2. Wife:  (?)

 

Born in Connecticut.

 

3. Children

 

a. Samuel Kelsey:  See generation 4, below.

 

b. Daniel Merritt Kelsey “Merritt”:  Born April 1823 in New York State.  Died 1908; interred in the Vrooman H. Cemetery.

 

1900 US Census: Merritt, age 77 (b. Apr 1823 in NYS, parents b. CT) and his wife, Mary (age 77 – b. Oct 1822 in NYS, father b. NH, mother b. NYS) was living in the household of their son, Jeremy Kelsey (age 40) in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Daniel Merritt Kelsey married Mary (?) (b. Oct 1822) and had the following son:

 

(1. Jeremy Kelsey: Born March 1860.  Resided in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Jeremy, age 40 (b. Mar 1860) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of less than a year, Effie Kelsey (age 31 – b. Apr 1869 in NYS, father b. English speaking Canada, mother b. NYS); father, Merritt Kelsey (age 77, b. Apr 1823 in NYS, parents b. CT); and Merritt’s wife of 44 years, Mary Kelsey (age 44 – b. Oct 1822 in NYS, father b. NH, mother b. NYS, 2 of her 4 children were still alive.

 

1920 US Census: Effie Kelsey, age 51 and widowed, was heading a household on Mill Street in the Village of Theresa, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her son, Carl Kelsey (age 15).

 

Jeremy Kelsey married Effie M. (?) (b. Apr 1869) and had the following son:

 

(a. Carl Kelsey: Born 1904.  Died 1974.  Was employed as a school teacher who lived and retired at Fishers Landing, New York (on the St Lawrence River).

 

c. Harriet Augusta Kelsey: Born 1831.  Died 1916; interred Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married John Manning Tilden (b. 1837, d. 1910; interred in Brookside Cemetery), who was a prominent resident of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, as demonstrated by the fact that a street was named in his honor.

 

4   Samuel Kelsey

 

1. Wife: Diantha (?)

 

2. Children:

 

a. Henry Harrison Kelsey: See generation 3, below.

 

b. Ansel Kelsey: Born 1853.  Died 1913; interred in the New Oxbow Cemetery, Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Mary Culbertson (b. 12 Sep 1841, d. 15 Jun 1902; interred in N. Oxbow Cemetery), daughter of Elizabeth Culbertson, and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Anna May Kelsey: Born 1878.  Died 1938; interred in the New Oxbow Cemetery, Antwerp.  Married George B. Chisholm (b. 1873, d. 1959; interred in New Oxbow Cemetery), son of (?) and Florence C. Chisholm (b. 11 Jun 1877; d. 17 May 1954), and had the following children:

(a. Jennette Chisholm: Born 11 May 1904.  Died 20 February 1996; interred in the New Oxbow Cemetery, Antwerp.

(b. Anna May Chisholm.

(c. Florence Chisholm.

(d. Doris Chisholm.

(e. Harold Chisholm: Born 1907.  Died 1949; interred in the New Oxbow Cemetery, Antwerp.

 

c. Herbert D. Kelsey: Born January 1860.  Died 26 September 1936; interred in Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed initially as a farmer in Theresa Township; later as a laborer.  Married Catherine C. Peck (b. Sep 1858, d. 1936; interred in Oakwood Cemetery).

 

1900 US Census: Herbert S., age 40 (b. Jan 1860) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 14 years, Catherine Kelsey (age 41 – b. Sep 1858, had had no children).  Both, and their parents were born in New York State.

 

1920 US Census: Herbert D. Kelsey, age 60 and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in the Village of Theresa, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Catherine Kelsey (age 59).

 

1930 US Census: Herbert D. Kelsey, age 70, a widower, and employed as a sexton in a cemetery, was living alone and heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

d. Mary Kelsey: Married Charles Henshaw and resided at Richmond, Indiana.  Mary and Charles had the following children:

 

(1. Margaret Henshaw: Frequent correspondent with her cousin, Jessie Mae (Kelsey) Van Allen.  In 1908 worked at the Boston Store, H.C. Hasemeir Company, 819 & 821 Main Street, Richmond, Indiana.

 

(2. Pearl Henshaw.

 

(3. Ermine Henshaw.

 

(4. Charles Henshaw, Jr.

 

e. Esther/Helen Kelsey: Married Edward Lawton and had the following children (one of whom was apparently named Francis (female)):

 

(1. Minnie Lawton.

 

(2. Bertha Lawton.

 

(3. Edna Lawton.

 

(4. Roswell Lawton.

 

3   Henry Harrison Kelsey (photos)

    Harrison

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 23 March 1853/52.  Died 8/14 March 1922/23; interred in the Omar Cemetery, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In 1900 resided in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Resided last in the Town of Rossie, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Harrison, age 48 (b. Mar 1852), and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 24 years, Eliza Kelsey (age 49 – b. Nov 1850, had had 5 children, all still alive); son, Herbert Kelsey (age 23 – b. Mar 1877, single, employed as a farm laborer); and daughter, Jessie Kelsey (age 15 – b. Sep 1884, single).  All, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

2. Wife: Elizabeth Liza/Eliza Jane (Fairchild) Cadwell (photos)

 

Born 18 November 1840/50.  Died 4 March 1938/39.  Daughter of Alfred and Juliette (Thompson) Fairchild of Rossie, St. Lawrence County, New York, who also had a daughter, Elizabeth (d. very young) and a son, Charles Manning Fairchild.  Eliza went to work for and resided with the Cadwell family as a domestic servant.  She married (1st) Alfred Cadwell, a member of that family, and had the following children:

 

a. Austin Alfred/B. Cadwell: Resided at Cleveland, Ohio and, then, Chicago, Illinois.  Died 5 July 1851, age 65 years, 1 month, 2 days; interred Browns Corners Cemetery, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Susie (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Leo Cadwell.

 

(2. Juliette Cadwell.

 

b. Abigail “Abi” Elizabeth Cadwell (also seen: Abbie J. and Abby):  Married Loren Wright, reportedly a “Sea Captain” on the Great Lakes.  Resided at Chicago, Illinois and Erie, Pennsylvania.

 

c. Nellie Cadwell: Married (?) Gallager and resided at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Nellie and her husband had the following children:

 

(1. Marion Myers Gallager: Resided in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

 

(2. Nellie Gallager: Married (?) Walters and had the following son:

 

(a. Lawrence Walters: Resided on Dingman Point Road.

 

(3. Isabelle Gallager: Resided in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

 

Eliza Jane (Fairchild) Cadwell married (2nd) Henry Harrison Kelsey and had five children, listed below.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Herbert Lewis Kelsey: Born 4 March 1877.  Died 1966.  Married Lillian Davis and had one son.

 

Of interest: There is an H. Louis Kelsey (b. 1903, d. 1966) interred in the Redwood Cemetery in Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In the Highland Cemetery in Alexandria Township there is a Gladys H. (Lawton) Kelsey, wife of Louis, who was born 9 February 1905 and died 1 November 1996.  The only other Kelsey in Highland Cemetery is Gladys’ son, Leland I. (b. Nov 1926, d. 2 Aug 1970).

 

1930 US Census: Gladys H. Kelsey, age 25 (married 1st at age 21) and employed as a kitchen worker in a hotel, was heading a household in Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her son, Leland L. Kelsey (age 3).

 

b. Byron Jerome Kelsey:

 

Born 10 January 1879 in Rossie Township, St Lawrence County, New York.  Resided at Omar, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Ill for five years, Byron died at home on Saturday, 10 November 1951 (age 72) from pneumonia (complicated by a heart attack); interred Omar Cemetery.  Funeral services were held at the Omar Methodist Church.

 

Byron owned and operated a General Store for 32 years.  He married Bernice K. Walts/Waltz (b. 10 Oct 1882, d. 19 Oct 1962) of Omar; interred Omar Cemetery) at Omar, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York on 10 January 1910 and had the following children:

 

(1. Emerson Kelsey: Born 28 May 1914.  Died 18 November 1977.  Married (?) on 5 June 1935 and resided at LeFargeville, Jefferson County, New York, where he was Superintendant of the Crowley Milk factory.  Had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Emmett Eugene Kelsey: Graduated 1956 from LaFargeville Central School, LeFargeville, Jefferson County, New York.  Subsequently employed there by the Crowley Milk Company.  Resided in a mobile home near his parents in LaFargeville.  Married Ruth Marie Proven, daughter of Roy Proven of Route 2, Theresa, Jefferson County, New York, on 31 August (?) in the Theresa Methodist Church.  Ruth graduated from LaFargeville Central School in 1959.

 

Of interest, Emmett was the best man for Donald Newton Schell, son of Irvin Schell of Evans Mills, a 1954 graduate of Evans Mills High School, a 1956 graduate of Canton Agricultural and Technical Institute, and a lab technician for the Crowley Milk Company in LaFargeville, who married Shirley Luella Proven, sister of his wife, Ruth Marie (Proven) Kelsey.

 

(b. Richard Kelsey: Resided at Lafargeville, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(2. Lynwood/Lenwood Kelsey: Resided at Omar, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Had the following son:

 

(a. Ronald Kelsey: Graduated from LaFargeville Central High School.

 

(3. Florence Kelsey: Died as an infant.

 

c. Daisy Vivian Kelsey “Vivian”: (more info) Born 15 January/April 1881 at Oxbow, Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died from complications of a stroke on 27 June 1944, age 63 at the home of her daughter, Alice; interred Omar Cemetery, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County.  Married (1st) Claude C. Wicks (b. 1883, d. 16 Mar 1938 at Watertown; interred Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson Co., N.Y.) about 1901 at Alexandria Bay, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Claude Wicks was a native of Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Vivian and Claude had the following children:

 

(1. B. Russell Wicks: Resided at Sackets Harbor, Hounsfield Township, New York.

 

(2. Murray E. Wicks: Resided at Albany, New York.

 

(3. Alice E. Wicks: Resided at 723 Academy Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Vivian and Claude Wicks were divorced in 1922.  Vivian married (2nd) Robert Emory Cummings “Emory” (d. 26 Aug 1941 at Watertown) on 14 June 1924 at Napanee, Ontario, Canada.  They resided last at 164 East Division Street, Watertown.  After Emory’s death, Vivian resided with her daughter, Alice, in Watertown, New York.

 

d. Viola Diantha Kelsey: (photos) (more info)

 

(1. Biographical notes: Born 18 June 1884 at Perry, Wyoming County, New York; baptized in the Perry Baptist Church.  Died Sunday, 13 April 1947, age 62, at the Bowles Homestead in Bailey Settlement; interred Brookside Cemetery, Village of Plessis, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Was “of Perry” prior to marriage.  Belonged to the Jehovah’s Witness congregation since 1946.  A handwritten note from Lorena (Van Allen) Wolcott reads as follows:

 

“As the ‘legend’ goes, Viola went to stay in Erie, Pennsylvania with her half sister, Abi (Cadwell) Wright to go to business school.  Abi Wright’s husband was a ‘Sea Captain’ on the Great Lakes.  Through him Viola met an acquaintance, who we know only as a ‘sportsman.’  When Viola came back to her parents with a baby boy in her arms, it was a surprise to everyone.  In the meantime, while she was home with her parents she did dress making.  Viola never had the opportunity to take instructions on dress making, but was first known to have gone upstairs and shut herself in a room and made herself a beautiful gown.  From that time on her talents were well known.

 

It is estimated that Viola lived with her parents for about 10 years, during which time she became friends with Choyce and Belva Bowles, who then lived in that area.  Their brother, Claude, was at that time in a naval academy at Annapolis [, Maryland.]

 

From this point on we are unsure of how the marriage came about.  George Bowles was about 10 years old at this time.”

 

(2. Husband: Claude Earl Bowles: (more info) Born 25 September 1870 at Backus Settlement in Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died Thursday, 25 May, 1951 at the Watertown Sanatorium from complications of an embolism and a heart condition; interred Brookside Cemetery, Plessis, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Grew up on the Bowles homestead near Bailey Settlement (off Route 26 between Alexandria Bay and Redwood/Plessis) in Alexandria Township.  Graduated from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Oregon.  For several years was employed in Nevada and California.  Married Viola D. Kelsey in 1911 at Indianapolis, Indiana and resided there for about one year, when he was called home to Jefferson County, New York to help on the family farm following his father’s sudden illness and death.  He remained on the Bailey Settlement homestead nearly 70 years, the last few with the help of his son, Earl H. Bowles.

 

1920 US Census: Claude Bowles, age 51 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Alexandria Center Road in Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Viola Bowles (age 36); son, George Bowles (age 13); son, Earl Bowles (age 6); and daughter, Thelma Bowles (age 3 years and 9 months).

 

(3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. George K. Bowles: Viola’s son, who was adopted by Claude Bowles after his marriage to Viola.  Resided at Natick, Massachusetts.  Interred Brookside Cemetery, Plessis, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(b. Earl Harrison Bowles: (more info) Resided at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York.  Born 13 May 1913.  Died 20 February 2000; interred Brookside Cemetery, Plessis, Alexandria Township, New York.  Graduated from Alexandria Bay High School in 1932.  Entered the US Army in 1942 to participate in World War II, where he was in a tank battalion in Italy that was involved in the battle of Cassino, the 1st crossing of the Rapido River, and the difficult push to Rome.  Was also involved in the initial landings in South France, near Marseilles.  After the War was employed at Alexandria Bay by the Garlock Construction Company.  Resided on the Alexandria Bay Road.

 

Married Beatrice S. Hill, daughter of Osceola H. and Katherine (Hodge) Hill (more info) of 21 Avery Avenue, Alexandria Bay (who also had a son, George Hill of Redwood and a daughter, Clara (Hill) Murphy), on 13 Sep at the Dutch Reformed Church, Alexandria Bay.  Beatrice graduated from Alexandria Bay High School and was later employed there by Burns Marine Company.

 

(1) Larry Garcia Bowles?  Resided in Redwood, New York.

 

(2) George Bowles: (perhaps)

 

(c. Thelma Bowles: Married Melvin Whitehead of LaJolla, California.  Resided at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York.  Interred Brookside Cemetery, Plessis, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(d. Lois I. Bowles: Married George Higgins and resided at Wassaic, Dutchess County, New York (on border with CT).  Interred Brookside Cemetery, Plessis, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(e. Mavis L. Bowles: Married Clarence Ott and resided at Snohomish, Washington and Albany, Oregon.  Interred Brookside Cemetery, Plessis, Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

e. Jessie Mae Kelsey: See generation 2, below.

 

2   Jessie Mae Kelsey:

 

Born 28 December 1885 (also seen: Sep 1884).  Died 2 November 1977; interred Omar Cemetery.  Married Howard Almon Van Allen, generation 2 of the Van Allen Annex on 27 December 1909.

 

 

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Other, still unidentified, Kelsey names:

 

1. Charles A. Kelsey: Born about 1833.  Employed initially as a school teacher.  Later employed as an attorney.  Resided in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Charles A., age 27 and employed as a teacher, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Harriet Kelsey (age 26, employed as a teacher).  Both were born in New York State.

 

1880 US Census: Charles, age 45 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township.  The household also included his wife, Harriette Kelsey (age 45); and son, Herbert Kelsey (age 11).  All, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

1900 US Census: Charles A., age 67 (b. May 1833 in NYS, parents b. MA) and employed as a lawyer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 41 years, Harriet Kelsey (age 66 – b. Aug 1833 in NYS, as were her parents, had had 1 child, still alive).

 

1910 US Census: Harriet, age 76 and widowed, reside with her son, Charles, in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Charles A. Kelsey married Harriet (?) (b. Aug 1833), who was employed as a school teacher, and had the following son:

 

a. Charles Herbert Kelsey "Herbert" “Herb”: Born January 1869.  Employed as a dairy farmer.  Later shifted to poultry farming.  Resided on Oxbow Road in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Herb, age 31 (b. Jan 1869) and employed as a farmer, was heading a house hold in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 3 years, Anette (Fikes) Kelsey (age 20 – b. Dec 1879, had had 1 child, still alive); son, Winfield H. Kelsey (age 1 – b. Sep 1898); and mother-in-law, Celestia Fikes (age 45, widowed, had had 1 child, still alive).  All and their parents were born in New York State.

 

1910 US Census: Charles H. Kelsey, age 41 and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 12 years, Annett B. Kelsey (age 31, had had 5 children, all still alive); son, Winfield H. Kelsey (age 11); son, Earl J. Kelsey (age 9); daughter, Florence Kelsey (age 8); son, Elis (sp) A. Kelsey (age 6); daughter, Marion A. Kelsey (age 3); and mother, Harriett Kelsey (age 76, widowed).

 

1920 US Census: Charles Kelsey, age 51 and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household on Oxbow Road in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Annette Kelsey (age 41); son, Carl Kelsey (age 19); daughter, Florence Kelsey (age 18); son, Charles Kelsey (age 16); daughter, Marion Kelsey (age 13); daughter, Grace Kelsey (age 8); daughter, Dorothy Kelsey (age 5); and, it appears, John Schleppi (age 60 (b. Switzerland, as were his parents), single, immigrated to the US in 1890, naturalized 1894, employed as a cheese maker in a cheese factory), who was enumerated as head of his own household.

 

1930 US Census: Nettie B. Kelsey, age 51 (1st m. age 18) and employed as owner of a poultry farm, was heading a household in the Village of Theresa, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her son, Charles A. Kelsey (age 26, single); daughter, Dorothy C. Kelsey (age 15, single); and mother, Celestia Fikes (age 77, 1st m. age 24, widowed).

 

  Charles Herbert Kelsey married Annette "Nettie" B. Fikes (b. Dec 1879), daughter of (?) and Celestia (?) Fikes (b. abt 1855/57), and had the following children:

 

(1. Winfield H. Kelsey: Born September 18989.  Employed as a dairy farmer.  Resided in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Winfield H. Kelsey, age 1, resided with his parents in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Winfield H. Kelsey, age 11, resided with his parents in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Winfield Kelsey, age 21 and employed as a dairy farmer, was living with the following people in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York: his wife, Lois Kelsey (age 19); Sterling Graves (age 48 and employed as a dairy farmer); Sterling's wife, Cora Graves (age 51); and Ursula Root (age 78 and widowed).  It could be Sterling Graves was Winfield's father-in-law, meaning Lois's maiden name could be Graves.  Ursula could be Sterling's mother-in-law, meaning Cora's maiden name could be Root.

 

1930 US Census: Winfield Kelsey, age 31 and employed as a farm laborer, was living in the household of his father-in-law, Sterling Graves (age 59, 1st m. age 21, employed as a dairy farmer), in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Winfield's wife, Lois I. (Graves) Kelsey (age 30); Winfield's daughter, Phyllis L. Kelsey (age 5); Winfield's daughter, Margaret L. Kelsey (age 2 years and 4 months); and Sterling's wife, Cora Graves (age 61, 1st m. age 23).

 

Winfield H. Kelsey married Lois I. Graves (b. abt 1901), daughter of Sterling (b. abt 1871) and Cora (Root) Graves (b. abt 1869), the latter being the daughter of (?) and Ursula (?) Root (b. abt 1842), and had the following children:

 

(a. Phyllis L. Kelsey: Born about 1925.

 

(b. Margaret L. Kelsey: Born about 1927.

 

(2. Earl Jay Kelsey, DDM: Born 22 June 1900 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 18 November 1960 at the House of the Good Samarian Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, after being a patient for 12 days.  Graduate of Theresa High School, where he was a skilled basketball player.  Studied medicine at Syracuse University for 2 years, before transferring to the Buffalo School of Dentistry, graduating in 1925.  Practiced dentistry for 1 year in Watertown, New York before setting up a practice in his home town, Theresa.  Resided on Commercial Street in the Village of Theresa.  Married Evelyn Timmerman (b. abt 1900), who was employed as a grammar school teacher, on 20 August 1925 at Fisher’s Landing, New York.  Earl held several leadership positions in professional and civic organizations.

 

1930 US Census: Earl Kelsey, age 29 (1st m. age 25) and employed as a dentist in general practice, was heading a household in Theresa, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Evelyn Kelsey (age 30, 1st m. age 26, employed as a grammar school teacher).

 

(3. Florence Kelsey: Born about 1902.  Married Albert Gilman and resided at Rochester, New York.

 

(4. Charles A. Kelsey: Born about 1904.

 

(4. Marian A. Kelsey: Born about 1907.  Married Harold Leeson and resided at Theresa, New York.

 

(5. Grace Kelsey: Born about 1912.  Resided at New York City, New York.

 

(6. Dorothy C. Kelsey: Born about 1915.  Married Harold Lashomb and resided at Potsdam, New York.

 

2. Abel Kelsey: Born between 1775 and 1795.

 

1820 US Census: Abel, age 26 to 45 and employed in agriculture, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 male under age 10; 1 male age 10 to 16; 1 female under age 10; female age 10 to 16; 1 female age 16 to 26; and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

3. Abel Kelsey: Born about 1808.  Perhaps son of Abel Kelsey, paragraph 2, above.  Employed as a farmer in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Abel, age 52 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Wealthy Kelsey (age 44); son, Franklin Kelsey (age 20, employed as a farmer); daughter, Wealthy W. Kelsey (age 18, employed as a teacher); daughter, Jane Kelsey (age 15); daughter, Emma Kelsey (age 13); son, George Kelsey (age 10); and daughter, Sarah A. Kelsey (age 7).

 

1880 US Census: Abel, age 72 and retired from farming, was heading a household in Theresa Township.  The household also included is wife, Welthy Kelsey (age 64); and daughter, Ida Kelsey (age 16).

 

Abel Kelsey married Wealthy (?) (b. abt 1816) and had the following children:

 

a. Franklin Kelsey: Born about 1840.

 

b. Wealthy W. Kelsey: Born about 1842.

 

c. Jane Kelsey: Born about 1845.

 

d. Emma Kelsey: Born about 1847.

 

e. George Kelsey: Born about 1850.  Employed as a grocer in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Martha (?) (b. abt 1856).

 

1860 US Census: George, age 10, resided with his parents in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: George, age 30 (b. NYS, father b. VT, mother b. NYS), and employed as a grocer, was heading a household beside Abel Kelsey’s household in Theresa Township.  The household also included George’s wife, Martha Kelsey (age 24, b. NYS, as were her parents.

 

1920 US Census: Of interest, there was a George W. Kelsey, age 70 [b. abt 1850](b. NYS, father b. MD, mother b. NYS) and employed as an air brake tester, who headed a household at 516 Lansing Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Adda J. Kelsey (age 49)[b. abt 1871].

 

f. Sarah A. Kelsey: Born about 1853.

 

g. Ida Kelsey: Born about 1864.

 

4. Sylvester Kelsey: Born between 1775 and 1795.

 

1820 US Census: Sylvester, age 26 to 45 and employed in agriculture, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 2 males under age 10; 1 male age 10 to 16; 2 females under age 10; 1 female age 16 to 26; and 1 female age 26 to 45.

 

1840 US Census: Sylvester, age 50 to 60, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 male age 5 to 10; 1 male age 10 to 15; 2 males age 15 to 20; 2 females age 10 to 15; 2 females age 20 to 30; and 1 female age 30 to 40. 

 

5. Daniel Kelsey: Born between 1800 and 1810.

 

1840 US Census: Daniel, age 30 to 40, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 male under age 5; 1 male age 5 to 10; 1 male age 15 to 20; and 1 female age 15 to 20.

 

6. Orville Kelsey: Born about 1815 in New York State.  Employed as a farmer in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1840 US Census: Orville, age 20 to 30, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 female age 20 to 30.

 

1850 US Census: Orville, age 35, b. NYS, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary C. (age 32, b. NYS); daughter, Florence D. (age 5, b. NYS); Robert Borcher (age 20, b. Canada, employed as a laborer); George Gardner (age 17, b. NYS, employed as a laborer); and Mary Smith (age 40, b. England).

 

  Orville Kelsey married Mary C. (?) (b. abt 1818 in NYS) and had the following daughter:

 

a. Florence D. Kelsey: Born about 1845.

 

7. Sheffield Kelsey: Born between 1810 and 1820.  Resided in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1840 US Census: Sheffield, age 20 to 30, was heading a household in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 2 males under age 5; 2 females age 5 to 10; and 1 female age 40 to 50. 

 

8. Enos Kelsey: Born between 1790 and 1800.  Resided in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1840 US Census: Enos, age 40 to 50, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 male under age 5; 1 female under age 5; 2 females age 5 to 10; 2 females age 10 to 15; and 1 female age 30 to 40.

 

9. James Kelsey: Born between 1770 and 1780.  Resided in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1840 US Census: James, age 60 to 70, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 female age 70 to 80. 

 

10. Frederick Kelsey: Born about 1818.  Employed as a farm laborer in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Frederick, age 42 and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Ann Kelsey (age 33); son, William Kelsey (age 16); son, Hanly Kelsey (age 15); daughter, Ann Kelsey (age 13); daughter, Clanista Kelsey (age 11, twin); daughter, Clarrissa Kelsey (age 11, twin); daughter, Rebecca Kelsey (age 9); daughter, Maryanna Kelsey (age 5); and son, Joseph Kelsey (age 3).  All were born in New York State.

 

Frederick Kelsey married Mary Ann (?) and had the following children:

 

a. William Kelsey: Born about 1844.

 

b. Hanly Kelsey: Born about 1845.

 

c. Ann Kelsey: Born about 1847.

 

d. Clanista Kelsey: Twin.  Born about 1849.

 

e. Clarrissa Kelsey: Twin. Born about 1849.

 

f. Rebecca Kelsey: Born about 1851.

 

g. Maryanna Kelsey: Born about 1855.

 

h. Joseph Kelsey: Born about 1857.

 

11. Issy/Lasse Kelsey: Born about 1807.  Employed as a farmer in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Lasse, age 53 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Nancy Kelsey (age 46); daughter, June Kelsey (age 24); son, Justin Kelsey (age 23); Elianor Kelsey (age 22 and employed as a teacher); son, Jerome Kelsey (age 20 and employed as a farmer; daughter, Electa Kelsey (age 18 and employed as a teacher); son, George Kelsey (age 15 and employed as a farmer); son, Atwood Kelsey (age 11); son, James Kelsey (age 9); and son, Charles Kelsey (age 4).  All were born in New York State.

 

Issy Kelsey married Nancy (?) (b. abt 1814) and had the following children:

 

a. June Kelsey: Born about 1836.

 

b. Justin Kelsey: Born about 1837.

 

c. Elianor Kelsey: Born about 1838.  Employed as a school teacher.

 

d. Jerome Kelsey: Born about 1840.  Employed as a farmer.

 

e. Electa Kelsey: Born about 1842.  Employed as a school teacher.

 

f. George Kesey: Born October 1843 (also seen: abt 1845/46).  Employed initially as a farmer.  Later employed as a merchant.  Resided in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: George, age 36 and employed as a merchant, was heading a household in Theresa Township.  The household also included his wife, Anna Kelsey (age 37); and daughter, Hellen Kelsey (age 8).

 

1900 US Census: George, age 56 (b. Oct 1843 in NYS, as were his parents, widower) and employed as a dry goods merchant, was heading a household in Theresa Township.

 

George Kelsey married Anna (?) (b. abt 1842) and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Hellen Kelsey: Born about 1872.

 

g. Atwood Kelsey: Born about 1849.

 

h. James Kelsey: Born about 1851. (note: similar dates for Dr. James E. Kelsey and his mother, Susannah, paragraph 12, below, but his mother’s name differs, so perhaps not the same person.)

 

i. Charles H. Kelsey: Born May 1852/54.  Employed as a dairy farmer on Foundry Street in the Village of Theresa, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Charles H., age 48 (b. May 1852) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Village, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 18 years, Mary K. Kelsey (age 38 – b. May 1862, had had 7 children, 6 still alive); daughter, Grace A. Kelsey (age 16 – b. Feb 1884, single); son, Jessie E. Kelsey (age 13 - b. Apr 1887, single); son, Harry R. Kelsey (age 10 – b. Jun 1889, single); Leslie Kelsey (age 8 – b. Aug 1891, single); daughter, Florence A. Kelsey (age 7 – b. Nov 1892, single); and daughter, Korleen F. Kelsey (age 1 – b. Sep 1898, single).  All, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

1910 US Census: Charles H., age 58 and employed as a dairy farm laborer, was heading a household on Foundry Street in Theresa, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 28 years, Mary K. Kelsey (age 48, had had 7 children, 6 still alive); son, Jesse E. Kelsey (age 23, single); son, Harry R. Kelsey (age 20, single); son, Leslie I. Kelsey (age 19, single); daughter, Florence A. Kelsey (age 17, single); and daughter, Korleen F. Kelsey (age 11).

 

1920 US Census: Charles Kelsey, age 66 and employed as a labor doing road work, was heading a household on Mill Street in the Village of Theresa, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary K. Kelsey (age 58); son, Jesse Kelsey (age 32, single, employed as Superintendent of a garage); daughter, Florence Kelsey (age 27, single); daughter, Corleen Kelsey (age 21, single); and brother-in-law, Milton Wescott (age 68, single, employed as a stone cutter).

 

1930 US Census: Charles H., age 76 (1st m. age 22), a widower and not employed, was heading a household in the Village of Theresa, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his son-in-law, Fred Brown (age 61, 1st m. age 27, not employed); Fred's wife, A. Florence (Kelsey) Brown (age 37, 1st m. age 36); and Charles' daughter, Korlean Kelsey (age 31, single, employed as a stenographer).

 

Charles H. Kelsey married Mary K. Westcott (b. May 1862) and had the following children:

 

a. Grace A. Kelsey: Born February 1884.

 

b. Jesse E. Kelsey: (male) Born April 1887.  Employed as a civil engineer.  Resided in the Village of Theresa, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Jesse E. Kelsey, age 42 (1st m. age 38) and employed as a civil engineer, was heading a household in the Village of Theresa, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Harriet Kelsey (age 28, 1st m. age 24); son, Jesse F. Kelsey (age 3); and son, Charles H. Kelsey (age 1).

 

Jessie E. Kelsey married Harriet (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Jesse F. Kelsey: (male) Born about 1927.

 

(2. Charles H. Kelsey: Born about 1929.

 

c. Harry R. Kelsey: Born June 1889.  Employed as a dairy farmer in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Harry Kelsey, age 28 and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lulu Kelsey (age 30); daughter, Mary Kelsey (age 7); and hired hand, Myron Reynolds (age 32, employed as a laborer on a dairy farm).

 

1930 US Census: Harry R. Kelsey, age 40 (1st m. age 21) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lula M. Kelsey (age 37, 1st m. age 18).

 

Harry R. Kelsey married Lula M. (?) (b. abt 1890) and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Mary Kelsey: Born about 1913.

 

d. Leslie I. Kelsey: Born August 1891.

 

e. A. Florence Kelsey “Florence”: Born November 1892.  Married Fred Brown (b. abt 1869).

 

f. Korleen/Korlean/Corleen F. Kelsey: Born September 1898.  Employed as a stenographer.  Perhaps never married.

  

12. Susannah (?) Kelsey: Born about 1814.

 

a. James E. Kelsey: (note: see similarity with James Kelsey, Para. 11.h., above)  Born June 1850.  Resided in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Olive A. (?) (b. Oct 1843), who was employed as a cook.

 

1880 US Census: James E., age 29 and employed as a physician, was heading a household in Theresa Township.  The household also included his wife, Olive A. Kelsey (age 26, employed as a cook); mother, Susannah Kelsey (age 66); and nephew, Fred Kelsey (age 14, in school).

 

1900 US Census: James E., age 49 (b. Jun 1850) and employed as a physician, was heading a household in Theresa Township.  The household also included his wife of 22 years, Olive A. Kelsey (age 56 – b. Oct 1843, had had no children); and James’ aunt, Ellia Taylor (age 47 – b. Oct 1852, married 25 years, had had 1 child, still living).  All and their parents were born in New York State.

  

13. Alister Kelsey: Born about 1823.

 

1870 US Census: Alister, age 47 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Kelsey (age 46); son, Jeromy Kelsey (age 10); son, Delaney Kelsey (age 8); and Jane Weston (age 71).

 

Alister Kelsey married Mary (Weston?) (b. abt 1824) and had the following children:

 

a. Jeromy Kelsey: Born about 1860.

 

b. Delaney Kelsey: Born about 1862.

 

14. Mary Kelsey: Born about 1845.

 

1870 US Census: Mary, age 25 and keeping house in the household of Ambrose Stodard (age 37 and employed as a farmer) in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Ambrose’s wife, Mary C. Stodard (age 34); Earl Lewis (age 35); and Jane Lewis (age 32).  All were born in New York State.

 

15. Darin Kelsey: Born about 1810.

 

1870 US Census: Darin, age 60 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lorena Kelsey (age 45, keeping house); son, William Kelsey (age 17, employed as a farm worker); daughter, Phebe A. Kelsey (age 12, at home); son, Herburt D. Kelsey (age 10, at home); and Tammy Cheeseman (age 85, at home).  All were born in New York State.

 

1880 US Census: Darius, age 70 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township.  The household also included his wife, Lorena Kelsey (age 54); and son, Herbert D. Kelsey (age 20, employed as a farm laborer).  All, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

16. Sanford B. Kelsey: Born about 1831.  Employed as a farmer in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Sanford B., age 39, b. NYS and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Frances Kelsey (age 36, b. VT); daughter, Dara Kelsey (age 10, b. NYS); daughter, Hattie Kelsey (age 6, b. NYS); and Armmie Bacon (age 26, employed as a servant).

 

Sanford B. Kelsey married Frances (?) (b. abt 1834 in VT) and had the following children:

 

a. Dara Kelsey: (female) Born about 1860.

 

b. Hattie Kelsey: Born about 1864.

 

17. Betsy (?) Ralph:

 

1880 US Census: Abigil was living in the household of (perhaps her mother) Betsy Ralph (father b. MA) in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included (perhaps) Abigil’s children, George Kelsey and Clara Kelsey, both enumerated as the grand children of Betsy Ralph.  All were born in New York State.

 

Betsy (?) married (?) Ralph and had the following daughter:

 

a. Abigail “Abbie” Ralph: Born April 1846.  In 1900 was widowed and employed as a farmer in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In 1930 was employed as a housekeeper in the household of John H. Walker on Mechanic Street in the Village of Antwerp.  Married (?) Kelsey (d. before 1880) and had the following children:

 

1900 US Census: Abbie, age 54 (b. Apr 1846, widowed, both of her 2 children were still alive) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her daughter, Clara Kelsey (age 29 – b. Dec 1870); and servant/farm hand, Claud French (age 18 – b. Apr 1882).  All, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

1930 US Census: Abbie, age 84 (b. NYS, father b. VT, mother b. NYS), widowed, 1st married age 21, was employed as a servant in the household of John H. Walker (age 66, a widower, 1st married age 29) on Mechanic Street in the Village of Antwerp, Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(1. George Kelsey.

 

(2. Clara Kelsey: Born December 1870.

 

18. Daniel Kelsey: Born about 1816.  Employed as a farmer in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Sally (?) (b. abt 1820).

 

1880 US Census: Daniel, age 64 (b. NYS, parents b. CT) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sally Kelsey (age 60, b. NYS, father b. CT, mother b. VT); and niece, Annie Lavine (age 8, b. NYS, father b. Canada, mother b. NYS).

 

19. Leilla Kelsey: Born about 1854.  Employed as a school teacher.  Never married.

 

1920 US Census: Leilla, age 66, single, was employed as a teacher, was heading a household at 468 Coffeen Street, Watertown, New York.

        

20. Stewart/Stuart A. Kelsey: Born about 1881.  Resided in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed by New York Air Brake in Watertown.

 

1920 US Census: Stewart A., age 39 and employed as a machine operator - air brake, was heading a household at 236 E. Main Street, Watertown, New York.  The household also included his wife, Julia N. Kelsey (age 39); and son, Henry G. Kelsey (age 14).

 

1930 US Census: Stuart A. Kelsey, age 49 (1st m. age 24) and employed as a machine operator manufacturing railroad air brakes, was heading a household at 116 Lansing Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Julia (Annstact) Kelsey (age 50, 1st m. age 25); son, Harry Kelsey (age 24, single); niece, Charlotte Annstact (age 9); and brother-in-law, Fred Annstact (age 53, a widower).

                      

Stewart A. Kelsey married Julia N. Annstact (b. abt 1880) and had the following son:

 

a. Henry “Harry” G. Kelsey: Born about 1906.

         

21. L. Gideon Kelsey: Born about 1844.  Married Carrie Walker, daughter of (?) and Mary L. (?) Walker.

 

1920 US Census: L. Gideon, age 76 (b. NYS, father b. MA, mother b. VT), was heading a household on James Street in the Village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Carrie (Walker) Kelsey (age 52, b. NYS, father b. Switzerland, mother b. NYS); and his mother-in-law, Mary L. Walker (age 78, widowed, b. NYS, parents b. English speaking Canada).

          

24. Anna M. (?) Kelsey: Born about 1844.

 

1920 US Census: Anna M., age 76 and widowed, was heading a household in the village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her daughter, Mary Humphrey (age 46, married); grandson, Richard K. Humphrey (age 5); and maid, Nettie Jones (age 18, single).

 

Anna M. (?) married (?) Kelsey and had the following daughter:

 

a. Mary Kelsey: Born about 1874.  Married (?) Humphrey and had the following son:

 

(1. Richard K. Humphrey: Born about 1915.

      

25. Floyd S. Kelsey: Born about 1883.  Employed as a farmer in Ellisburg Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Floyd S. Kelsey, age 37 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Ellisburg Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lindia L. Kelsey (age 37); daughter, Florence R. Kelsey (age 12); son, Lewis H. Kelsey (age 8); and son, Rex E. Kelsey (age 7).

 

Floyd S. Kelsey married Lindia L. (?) and had the following children:

 

a. Florence R. Kelsey: Born about 1908.

 

b. Lewis H. Kelsey: Born about 1912.

 

c. Rex E. Kelsey: Born about 1913.

              

26. Lewis Kelsey: Born about 1849.  Employed as a farmer in Ellisburg Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Mary (?) (b. abt 1850)

 

1920 US Census: Lewis, age 71 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Ellisburg Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Kelsey (age 70).

               

27. Clarence Kelsey: Born about 1892.  Employed as a farmer in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Edna (?) (b. abt 1893).

 

1930 US Census: Clarence, age 38 and employed as a general farmer, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Edna Kelsey (age 37).

               

28. Helen J. Kelsey: Born about 1860.  Employed as a dressmaker.  Resided in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Helen J. Kelsey, age 70, widowed, and employed as a dressmaker, was boarding in the household headed by Frederick W. Farmer at 313 Sterling Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Edna Kelsey (age 37).

                

29. Kitty E. Kelsey: Born about 1883.  Resided in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Kitty E. Kelsey, age 47 (1st m. age 17) and employed as a housekeeper in the household headed by James W. McGregor at 104 Arsenal Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

                   

31. Fay W. Kelsey: (male) Born about 1891.  Employed in a paper mill.  Resided in The Village of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Fay W. Kelsey, age 39 (1st m. age 33) and employed as a back tender in a paper mill, was heading a household at 201 Elm Street in the Village of  Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New  York.  The household also included his wife, Ethel Kelsey (age 35, 1st m. age 29); and daughter, Barbara A. Kelsey (age 2 years and 0 months).

 

Fay W. Kelsey married Ethel (?) (b. abt 1895) and had the following daughter:

 

a. Barbara A. Kelsey: Born about 1928.

 

 

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