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Subject: [PAYorkGEN] Re:Col. John Kelley, York Co.,Pa., Militia, Rev. War
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 23:39:10 EDT
Thanks for responding. I don't know what the author meant by "Militia Fame".
The Thomas Kelly you noted in the 1783 Lower Chanceford Tax List has a son
John born around 1755 that was Executor of his Father, Thomas's Estate in 1786.
I believe this family had been in Chanceford Twp., York Co. since at least
There is an Application for Warrant by Thomas Kelly for 300 acres in East
Hopewell Twp. later called "Goshen", and patented to son John in 1789.
There are numerous Applications for Warrant by Thomas, John and his brother
James who was an attorney. This would seem to fit the description of John Kelly
owning a lot of land around "Laurel Station" on the York and Peach Bottom
Railroad. I have ordered a Will Book Microfilm with the Will of a John Kelly
dated 1835. Perhaps it will be the subject John Kelly.
In a message dated 6/10/2003 6:01:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> "Col. John Kelley, of militia fame, owned a large tract of land surrounding
> what is now Laurel Station on the York & Peach Bottum Railway. He was noted
> a great fox and wolf hunter. The late Thomas Kelley, Esq., a lawyer of York,
> 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
> first; when he returned they knew from his actions that the old wolf was not at
> 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 "famous