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Subject: Re: [PAYorkGEN] re: Col. John Kelley, York Co.,Pa., Militia, Rev. War
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 07:30:45 -0500
Do you have "History of York County, Pennsylvania"? I just wondered to see
if you had anything about George List? He lived in Lower Chanceford Twps.
Thank you for your time.
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Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 11:50 PM
Subject: [PAYorkGEN] re: Col. John Kelley, York Co.,Pa., Militia, Rev. War
> I found this in John Gibson's, "History of York County, Pennsylvania,"
> 2002, pg. 738, 739, 740, 748.
> Lower Chanceford Twp. was "erected" in 1805, by petition from citizens.
> name 'Chanceford' is a compound word meaning a chance ford. The word was
> known to history in 1745, when, by the division of Lower Hellam Township,
> upper section of it, upon petition to the court, was called by the early
> Scotch-Irish settlers 'Chanceford' and the lower section'Fawn,' after
> Lower Hellam disappears as a name of a township west of the Susquehanna.
> would seem that in neither history nor geography is the word Chanceford
> elsewhere used to designate a place."
> A "Thomas Kelly" is listed on the, Taxable List of 1783, for Chanceford
> Lower Chanceford, including, "the number of persons in each family, amount
> valuation of property:
> Thomas Kelly, 761 acres, 2 slaves, 3 horses, 3 persons............L606"
> (valuation in pounds)
> "Col. John Kelley, of militia fame, owned a large tract of land
> what is now Laurel Station on the York & Peach Bottum Railway. He was
> a great fox and wolf hunter. The late Thomas Kelley, Esq., a lawyer of
> was his son. Mary, his daughter, when a little girl, once went into a den
> brought to her father a half-dozen little wolves, while the old wolf was
> hunting food in the woods. Her father's famous dog had gone into the den
> he returned they knew from his actions that the old wolf was not at home.
> Rev. William Bingham of Oxford, Chester County, is a grandson of Col.
> Mary Kelley afterward became the wife of Dr. McDonald, of Fawn."
> The commanding officers of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Six,
> Seventh and Eighth Battalions of the York County -- Militia are listed and
> Kelley's. Did John serve in York Co.? What does "militia fame" and
> Bob Cooke
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