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Subject: re: [PAYorkGEN] Re: Col. John Kelley, York Co.,Pa., Militia, Rev. War
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 22:50:30 EDT
Ray & list,
Gibson's book has the same info as Prowell's concerning John Kelly, killed at
Kittanning in Sept. 1756, however I don't think the two John's are the same
person. I did a google search for "Colonel John Kelley" and found some clues as
where to look further. I didn't read in detail all that is posted, there may
be other info.
history & heritage of Central Pennsylvania's Susquehannah Valley
Colonel John Kelley
Outstanding Indian fighter of Buffalo Valley. Settled near Mazeppa about
1769. Served with distinction at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. He died in
1832 and is buried at Lewisburg.
Richard Van Boskirk a brief biography by Roger E. Bissell version 2.0 posted
Also, living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was an Andrew Kelley, whose
brother, Colonel John Kelley, was an early settler in West Buffalo Township,
Union County, about a mile from Mifflinburg.
Dixie List - No, I didn't find any List's listed. The book does not have an
index, the best way to find people is by time and location, so it is possible
he is mentioned elsewhere.
Kaye - All I found was a David Griffith and Johnston Griffith, listed on the
taxable list of 1783, Hopewell Twp. I have Griffiths connected to my Cook
family in York Co., do you know if your Griffith's had connections to Quakers? The
"e" at the end of my name was added by my gr. grandfather in March 1879. I am
a descendant of Peter Cook & Elinor Norman of Cheshire, Eng., Quakers who
came to Philadelphia in 1713. It's a long story and has been debated for decades
whether Cook or Cooke is the original spelling. Since Peter died during the
voyage, almost nothing is known about him, specifically his parent's are
99% of Quaker records in America spell the name Cook, all of the copies of
Cook wills I have spell the name (and when signed) Cook. In the early 1800's, I
think, a copy or record of Peter & Elinor's 1695 marriage certificate was
found in Cheshire, Eng. (I don't think it's the actual certificate as it was
usually given to the wife) This one 'document' has, I believe, caused all the
problems, the name on the certificate is spelled Cooke.
My gr. grandfather and two other cousins early in 1879 saw a copy of the
certificate and on the deathbed of one of the cousins, in March 1879, they changed
their names. There is no official name change record, it was common at that
time for people to just start signing their name differently.
And so it goes...