Monday, June 28, 2010

Kelly Newspaper Briefs 1872-1899

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Amanuensis Monday, hosted by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch.


These brief notices appeared in Northern New York Newspapers which are available for searching at either Old Fulton Post Cards or Northern New York Newspapers. Families related to the Kelly's of Adams, New York are included. My comments are included in brackets. A few of these may have appeared at Apple's Tree in the past. Also included are some notices for Kelly's that I can't place in my tree.
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Jefferson County Journal, April 18, 1872; page 4

Died
Kelley – In Adams, Mary Jane, daughter of John Kelley, aged 6 years.

[Daughter of John b abt 1836 and Margaret b abt 1838]
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Jefferson County Journal, November 14, 1872, page 5

Adams
John Kelley is putting up a fine barn on River street.

[John b abt 1836, wife Margaret]
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Jefferson County Journal, September 4, 1873; page 5
Adams
John Kelley arrived home last Saturday after being absent several weeks in Colorado, whither he went to take care of Mr. W. Webster, who is trying the effect of Colorado climate on his health.

[John Kelly b 1819 or John Kelly b 1837 or John Kelly , 1853 s/o Michael. A later article thanks him for donating Colorado rocks to the local school for study. 1870 Jefferson Co census; William Webster b 1805 Antwerp; Warren Webster b abt 1838 Theresa; William Webster b abt 1858 Ellisburg; William Webster b abt 1867 LeRay; in 1880 all are in Jeff. Co. except for William b 1805-1812.]
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Jefferson County Journal, November 6, 1873, page 5

Adams
Mrs. Kelley, formerly a resident here, and a member of the Baptist Church, for a number of years an inmate of the Utica Asylum, died there last week after a three day illness. The body was brought to Adams on Monday, and funeral services were held in the church at ten o’clock, on Tuesday.

[I am not sure who this referred to. Possibly Mary Minch.in Kelly.]
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Jefferson County Journal, March 12, 1874; page 5

Adams
- A “little unpleasantness” occurred on Main Street one night last week, between Dave Huson, porter of the Cooper House, and James Kelley, another Adams youth. There are two stories about the fracas, and both have their supporters, each so contradictory that the truth of the matter is hard to get at. The result of the affray was the stabbing of Huson by Kelley in the arm, hand and foot. No serious injury has resulted and no arrests have been made.

[James Kelly b 1856, s/o Michael Kelly]
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Jefferson County Journal, May 20, 1874; page 5

Four deaths in the village during the past week have been such an unusual an occurrence as to fill our citizens with sympathy for the afflicted. Besides Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Pitcher’s death mentioned last week, Michael Flood died quite suddenly, and Mrs. Osborne, a housekeeper for Mrs. Willis’ people. Mr. Flood is well known to many, and will be missed in the circle in which he moved. Mrs. Osborne was converted and united with the Methodist Class here this last winter, and was highly respected by her acquaintance. The saddest part of the bereavement is that it makes several children orphans.
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Adams Herald, March 31, 1876; page 1

Marriages
Kelley – Shinberg – At the residence of Warren Youngs, Adams, March __th, by James W. _enny, Esq., Mr James Kelley, of Adams, and Miss Maggie Shinpers, of Belleville,
N. Y.

[1870 census; Margaret Shiners b abt 1856 d/o Thomas and Ann. Belleville did not have it’s own census district. Was this a first marriage for James b 1856, s/o Michael?]

[1880 census Thomas and Ann Shimers with Hannah, Wm, Michael Shimers, children and Floyd Kelly, age 3 grandson]

[Unable to locate Floyd 1900]

[Thomas Shiners died March 1903, Bellville. Survivors not listed]
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Jefferson County Journal, March 28, 1883; page 8

Watertown
-On Friday last the remains of Mary McDonald arrived in this city by express unaccompanied and unknown. The permit stated that the girl was 10 years old, that she died March 1_th at Philadelphia, Pa., but gave no other information, except; that the disease causing death was p___, a form of consumption. The remains were sent to the same name as that of the corpse. Much speculation was a natural result of its arrival, and this changed into something like excitement as the day wore on without revealing any clue to the mystery. The remains were taken to the city vault and were viewed by a large number of people in the hope that the remains might be identified, but none had ever seen the face before. Three Mary McDonald’s were traced from this city to other localities, two of whom were described as being similar in appearance to the corpse, and one of whom was traced to Pennsylvania. But when the parties who knew of these saw the corpse they failed to recognize their former acquaintance. At this juncture the brother and sister arrived from Lorraine and claimed the body, putting an end to the excitement. The sister was in Philadelphia when Mary died, and sent the body to this city to be buried in the Catholic cemetery. The corpse came over the U. & B. R. R. and the sister came over the R. W. & O. R. R. so as to reach relatives at Adams. The trains were delayed and she did not arrive in time to reach the corpse.

[I do not know if this family is related to mine or not]
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Jefferson County Journal, November 7, 1883; page 5

Adams
Fire – What is known as the John Gleason house on Rural Cemetery street was burned Monday evening. It was occupied by John Kelly, who says the first he knew the fire dropped from the ceiling above onto his bed a little after ten o’clock, and by the time he got dressed and out doors the roof was all on fire. The fire company were promptly on hand and although the house was beyond saving, they did good work in keeping the fire subdued and preventing the sparks from flying. The ownership of the place has been and is now in dispute. The house was insured for $150 running to John Kelly.

[Not sure which John Kelly]
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Jefferson County Journal, November 14, 1883; page 1

For Sale
I offer for sale my House and Lot on River St., a vacant lot on the same street, a 3 ½ acre wood lot one mile north of Adams village, one horse, three ton of hay, wagon, buggy, cutter, sleigh, harnesses and 13 feet glass front for a stoop with two doors, and numerous other articles. All will be sold cheap for cash. John Kelly Adams, N. Y. 33w2

[John E Kelly b Nov 1857 lived on River St at the time of his m-i-l’s death in 1896]
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Jefferson County Journal, July 15, 1884; page 5

James Flood, of Toledo Ohio, after an absence of nine years, is again visiting his native village. His love for base-ball clung to him while in the west, and he became quite a noted pitcher while in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is now employed in a large furniture manufactory in Toledo.
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Jefferson County Journal, March 31, 1885, page 5

Adams

Will Kelly, barber, joined Nugent & Gleason’s theatre company and accompanied them to Cape Vincent.
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Jefferson County Journal, June 21, 1887, page 5

Mrs. Mary A. Kelley has purchased the Crandall house and lot near the cheese factory on Liberty street. Consideration $463.

[This could be Mary, widow of Michael and mother of William or Mary A Liney Kelly, wife of William. On 1888 map this property is shown as belonging to William.]
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Jefferson County Journal, February 1, 1889; page 5

Reginald Richly, of the U. S. navy, stationed on ship “Chicago” at New York, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly, Phelps street, last week.

[John b. 1819, s/o John and Mary (Polly). His daughter, Minnie, married R. Richley 1901]
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Jefferson County Journal, 1890 – 0194PDF, pg 6

Watertown
Phillip Kelley, a section boss on the B. W. & O. broke his leg Thursday while catching on a moving engine

[Philip b abt 1857, s/o Michael]
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Jefferson County Journal, October 21, 1890
Local Record
Adams
Moses Edward Flood, youngest son of the late Catherine Flood of this village, died suddenly of typhoid fever Oct. 12th, at Boston, Mass, that being his home the past five years. He was an employee of th leading furniture manufacturing works of that city, was a fine workman and highly esteemed by all who knew him. Leaves host of favorites to mourn the loss os a true young friend. Deceased was born in Adams in 1870. The funeral was held at Bridgeport, Conn., where the remaining members of the family reside. Internment was at Mountain Grove cemetery. Rev. H. A. Davenport conducted the services.
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Jefferson County Journal, July 14, 1891, page 5

Adams
Mrs. Jennie Kelley, who occupies rooms in the Washburn block on Main street, was arrested last week on the charge of disorderly conduct. Before the time for examination she left town. The warrant remains in force and when she returns the examination will be held before A. Whitford, Esq.

[Jennie Dany or Denny, w/o George]
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Jefferson County Journal, October 21, 1891 - Adams. Col. 2

Miss Lizzie J. Flood, youngest daughter of the late Catherine Flood of this village, died of consumption, Oct 18th, at Bridgeport, Conn., that being her home for the past six years, three of which she held a position as forelady with firm of L. L. Loomer's Sons. Her health failing last February caused her to retire from work, though she gave up willingly and with patience and bore her sufferings in a quiet manner. She leaves three sisters and two brothers to mourn the loss of a loving sister, also hosts of favorites who will mourn the loss of a true friend. Deceased was born in Adams July 19th, 1868, this being her home till about eight years ago when she moved with the remaining members of the family to Syracuse and from there east where her death occurred. The funeral was held at Bridgeport. Internment was at Mountain Grove cemetery where she was quietly laid to rest by the side of her youngest brother whose sudden death occurred one year ago.
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Jefferson County Journal, 1892 - 0457 PDF

Adams
Mat Kelly has moved into Wm. Tarble's house on River street
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Jefferson County Journal, April 11, 1893, page 5

Adams
John Kelly has purchased Mrs. Fairbank’s house on Railroad street and moved into the same

[John E Kelly? In 1896 his m-i-l’s obit references River St but John E is on Railroad St for 1910 census]
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Jefferson County Journal, Aug., 8, 1893, pg 8

Watertown
John Kelly, Jr of North Wilna, is visiting W. W. Kelly, of this city
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Jefferson County Journal, July 17, 1894; page 5

Adams.
Miss Mary J. Minchion, of Blairton, Ont., is visiting her cousin, Miss Minnie E. Kelley and other relatives in this place.

[MJ Minchin, d/o Wm H Minchin and Margaret Kelly]
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Jefferson County Journal, September 18, 1894; page 5

Advertised Letters – D. G. Kelley

John Kelly, formerly baggageman at the depot, is visiting his old friends in town. He is conductor on some western road.

[I think this is John b abt 1863, s/o John and Eliza. It could be John E b abt 1879,
s/o John and Margaret who married in Adams 1897.]
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Jefferson County Journal, December 4, 1894, page 5

Adams
Miss Minnie E. Kelley returned Saturday night from a two months visit with relatives in New York and Brooklyn
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Jefferson County Journal, Dec 25, 1894; page 5

Adams
The Public school closed last Friday for a vacation of two weeks. The following are the names of those who spelled correctly the greatest number of words during the term.

I Primary – George Kelley, …….
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Jefferson County Journal, August 27, 1895; page 5

Adams
George and Johnnie Kelly are at work in the Dexter chair factory at Black River.

[sons of John and Margaret Kelly]
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Jefferson County Journal, Nov 12, 1895; page 5, col. 2

Mrs. Rebecca B. Shaffer, wife of Fred H. Shaffer, of Little Falls, Herkimer county, died Nov. 1st at Bridgeport, Conn. Her husband accompanied her to Brooklyn, N. Y., last Ma , where she spent most of the past summer in one of the large hospitals being treated for a tumor. When able to travel her choice was to visit her sisters at Bridgeport before returning to her own home. She told her doctor and nurse what her plans were and they both advised her to go, as they thought the eastern air would benefit her health and help build up her condition. Her oldest sister was sent for and accompanied her to her home, the place of her choice, where she departed this life. Her health and courage failed her about three months ago; during that time her life has been slowly wasting away. Deceased was born in Adams April 29th, 1862, was a daughter of the late Catherine Flood, of this village. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother, also two brothers and two sisters, James Flood, of Toledo, Ohio, and John H. Flood, Frances Flood and Maggie E. Flood, all of Bridgeport, Conn. She also leaves a great many relatives and friends who will miss her. The family has the sympathy of all who knew them in this vicinity. The funeral services were held at Bridgeport. Internment at Little Falls.
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Jefferson County Journal, December 24, 1895; page 5

- Mrs. John Kelley, of Phelps street, brought to this office a dandelion in blow, which she picked in her yard Saturday; Dec. 21. Quite an unusual occurrence for this season of the year.
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Jefferson County Journal, Feb. 4, 1896, page 5

John Kelley, a blacksmith, died quite suddenly of pneumonia last Sunday evening
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Jefferson County Journal, November 5??, 1896, pg 4

Died
Kelley – In Adams, Feb. 3d. John B. Kelley, aged 36? Years

[son of Michael and Mary]
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Jefferson County Journal, February 18, 1896; page 4

Married
Storey-Redden – In Watertown, Feb 5, by the Rev. J. B. Hammond, Robert Storey and Esther Redden, both of Watertown.

[Mr and Mrs Story said to be cousins of Minnie E Kelly – see 1897. Relationship not clear at this time]
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Jefferson County Journal, April 21, 1896; page 5

Adams
Reginald Richly, who has been visiting Mrs. John Kelly, has returned to Brooklyn, where he has taken his old position as policeman in Cypress Hills cemetery, that city.

[John b. 1819, s/o John and Polly. His daughter, Minnie, married R. Richley 1901]
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Jefferson County Journal, June 2, 1896; page 5

Adams
Last Sunday at her home on River street occurred the sudden death of Mrs. Katherine MacDonald, aged 76 years, of apoplexy of the brain. She was formerly of Wolfe Island, Canada, and has lived here only a short time, being under the efficient care of her daughter, Miss Flora. She leaves three children, Mrs John Kelly and Miss Flora MacDonald, of this place, and a son of Kingston, Ont. The remains were taken to her old home Monday for internment.
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Jefferson County Journal, August 4, 1896; page cut off (5)

- On Tuesday evening, July 28th, at St. Joseph’s church, East Genesee street, Syracuse, occurred the marriage of Miss Mary Horan to Mr. George Kelly, both formerly of Adams. Promptly at eight o’clock, the bridal party entered the church and took their place at the altar, where the ceremony was preformed by Rev. Father Theobault in an impressive manner. The maid of honor was Miss Kittie Horan, of Adams Centre, sister of the bride, and the groom was attended by Mr. Roger Kelley, of Buffalo. The bride was tastefully attired in a gown of dark grey novelty cloth trimmed with dark green velvet; the maid of honor wore a becoming dress of light tan cashmere trimmed with nilegreen velvet. The young people have the best wishes of their many friends for their future happiness. They will reside for present at No. 612 East Fayette street, Syracuse.
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Jefferson County Journal, Sept 3, 1896; no page shown

Sheriff’s sale – County of Jefferson, as
By virtue of an execution issued put of Supreme Court of the State of New York, against
The goods and chattels, lands and tenements of Eliza Kelley and to me directed and delivered I have seized all the right, title and interest which the said Eliza Kelley had on the 4th day of June, 1896 or at any time thereafter in and to the following described premises, which I will sell at public auction as the law directs at the law office of E. F. Ramsdell, in the town and village of Adams, Jefferson county N. Y. on the 24th day of October, 1896, at 11 o’clock a. m. to wit: All that certain west half of the following described land and premises situate on North side of Phelps street in said village of Adams, Jefferson county, N. Y. and bounded as follows, viz: Beginning at a hub in the centre of said Phelps street, In said village at the _ E. corner of the lot first described in a quit claim deed from Solon D. Hungerford and wife to John H. Whipple, bearing date June 1_, 1851, and recorded in Clerk’s Office in Jefferson county, N. Y. in liber 117 of deeds at page 4; and running thence N. _ _/_” E. along the easterly line of above named lot first described in said deed from Solon D. Hungerford and wife to John H. Whipple, and adjoining lot fronting Clay street is said village of Adams known as lot No. 4 tow chains 56 ½ links to a hub in a Southerly line of Lot No. _, thence along said Southerly line South 7_ 8’ 1 East one chain __ links to a hub in the center of Phelps St. aforesaid, thence North 79.56 West one chain __links to a hub in the place of beginning. Containing ________ of an acre of land be the same more or less.

Hereby intending and meaning to sell at public auction as aforesaid the west half of the above described premises and being the same premises now occupied and in possession of said Eliza Kelley.

Dated, Adams, N. Y. September __, 1896.
Edward Barton
Sherriff of Jefferson County, N. Y.
By D. W. You__, Deputy

[widow of John Kelly b 1819, s/o John and Polly]
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The Watertown Herald, Dec. 26, 1896, pg 1

Suicide Caused by Drink
ADAMS, Dec. 25 - William Kelly. a man of about 40 years of age, who resided on Liberty street, committed suicide Monday afternoon about 2 o'clock. He had an attack of delerium tremens Sunday night, and after that time was watched closely, as he threatened taking his life. One of his neighbors was sitting with him, and left him alone about 10 minutes, but in that short time he ran to the barn and with a knife cut his throat. Dr. W. H. Nickelson was summoned, but he died soon after the arrival of the doctor. He was a son of Mrs. Mary Kelly and lived here all his life. He leaves a wife and five small children. Coroner Sias, of Ellisburg, was summoned

[Son of Michael and Mary]
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Jefferson County Journal, June 2_, 1897

Mr and Mrs Robert Story and Mr and Mrs Harry Nickelson, of Watertown, were guests of their cousin, Miss Minnie E Kelly, Sunday.
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Jefferson County Journal, November, 23, 1897, page 4

Married
Kelly – Bigness – In Black River, Nov. 13, by Rev. C. M. Smith, John E Kelly, Jr, of Adams, and Miss Etta Bigness, of Black River.
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Jefferson County Journal, October 18, 1898. page 5

Local – Adams
Miss Maggie Flood died at the home of John Groff’s Thursday evening, of consumption. Her funeral was held Sunday.

[1900 census. John Groff b. May 1863. wife – Jennie b. Sept 1866.
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Jefferson County Journal, October 25, 1898, page 5
Local – Adams
Miss Marguerite Flood, of Bridgeport, Conn., who had been spending the last three months for her health in Adams, died with consumption, Oct. 1_, at the home of her neice, Mrs. John Groff. Deceased was born 1860 in this village. She leaves two brothers and one sister; James of Chicago, Ill., John H. and Frances B. of Bridgeport, Conn. She joined the Presbyterian church in this place sixteen years ago and has always lived a Christian life. The Rev. Roscoe Jones of this place officiated at her. [nothing else there]
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Jefferson County Journal, Dec 18, 1898; page 5

Births
Kelley – In Adams, Dec 12, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kelley, a daughter.

[Richard, s/o John and Margaret. Daughter died before 1900 census when mother said she had had 1 child, 0 still living]
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Jefferson County Journal, February 29, 1899

Adams
James Kelley will sell at auction in the Washburn block, Saturday, March 4th, at 10 o’clock, a lot of household goods, consisting of bedsteads, bedding, tables, stands, &c.

[James Kelly, son of Michael and Mary was in Canada in 1899]
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Watertown Herald, Saturday April 1, 1899, pg 1

Jennie L. Kelly, of Syracuse, has been given a decree of divorce from her unfaithful spouse, George H. Kelly, who resides in Adams. The parties were married in Ellis village in August 1885 and have two children, Eva and Nina, whose custody has been awarded to the mother. Bert Hall and Henry Stevens, of Adams, gave the principle testimony for Mrs. Kelly.
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The Sunday Herald, Syracuse, April 26, 1899, pg 21, col 5
There was another divorce case tried which had less color but more evidence. It was brought by Jennie L. Kelly, a careworn-looking woman, against George H. Kelly, who is said to be living with another woman in Adams, Jefferson county. The plaintiff now lives at No. 513 (313?) Croton street, this city. She testified that she had not forgiven her husband. There are two children in the case, aged 13 and 11, both of whom are with their mother.
"Bert" Hall a very young man and Henry Stephens, a very old man, furnished the realism. Stephens said that for seventy years he had been a policeman, Constable, Sheriff's officer, contractor and bus driver at Adams. He had seen considerable of Kelly's relations with "Lib" Smith who used to be "Lib" Wheeler, and it was his evidence that made Mrs. Kelly free, Justice Wright ordering a decree in her favor.

George, s/o Michael and Mary. Jennie, d/o William Dany or Denny of Ellisburg]
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Jefferson County Journal, November 28, 1899, page number cut off

Died
In Watertown, Nov. 23?, Anna May Kelly, daughter of Philip and Anna Kelly, aged 9 years. Internment in Adams
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Jefferson County Journal, December 26, 1899; page 5

Adams
George Kelley of Syracuse was in town over Christmas.

2 comments:

Miriam said...

Wow, Apple, you have been busy!

Barbara said...

Apple, just yest. I was looking at a book, hunting for info. for you. The book, "They came to find their dream in Adams, New York Sinclairs, Keeps, Kenyons, Snells Fullers" by David A. Sinclair 1983. Lots of great photos of the town and the families. Nothing on Kelly tho.