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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thomas Norman Kelly and Mary Elizabeth Comer

Thomas Norman Kelly was born 2 Jul 1826 in South Carolina to Thomas Kelly, Sr. and Melissa Hames. Thomas Norman Kelly and his wife are NOT Stan's direct ancestor. He was the brother of Stan's direct ancestor, Jamison Gazaway Kelly.

Mary Elizabeth Comer, aka Polly Kelly, was born 12 Jul 1846 in South Carolina to Jason Comer and Sallie Crawford.

1850 U.S. Census of Union County, SC, Roll M432-859, Pg 79, Image 406, Lines 5-9, Dwelling 1173, Family 1173, "Kelly, Thomas"
Kelly, Thomas, 65 yrs old, M(ale), W(hite), Planter, $4,000 Real Estate Value, Born in VA, Married
Kelly, Melissa, 40 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC, cannot read or write
Kelly, Thomas, 21 yrs old, M, W, Labourer, Born in SC
Kelly, Jamison, 14 yrs old, M, W, born in SC, Attended school
Bentley, Sarah Ann, 7 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC, Attended school


1860 U.S. Census of Kelton P.O., Union County, SC, Roll M653-1227, Pg 232, Image 474, Lines 12-14, Dwelling 778, Family 697, "Thomas Kelley" (sic)
Thomas Kelley (sic), 75 yrs old, M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $2,000 Real Estate Value, $20000.00 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Elisabeth Kelley, 50 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC
Thomas Kelley, 31 yrs old, M, W, Farm Manager, Born in SC


U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Thomas N Kelly
Side: Confederate Regiment
State/Origin: South Carolina
Regiment Name: 5 South Carolina Infantry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 5th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
Company: E,H
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Rank Out Expanded: Sergeant
Film Number: M381 roll 18


U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Thomas N Kelly
Rank at enlistment: Sergeant
State Served: South Carolina
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, South Carolina 5th Infantry Regiment
Mustered out on 09 Apr 1865 at Appomattox, VA.
Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records Southern Historical Society Papers: Appomattox Paroles ANV


1870 U.S. Census of Unionville, Pinckney Township, Union County, South Carolina; Roll M593_1510; Page: 481B; Image: 318; Family History Library Film: 553009, Lines 23-30, "Thomas N. Kelly"
Thomas N. Kelly, Head, 41 yrs old (DOB 1829), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $1,700 Real Estate Value, $700 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Melissa Kelly, 60 yrs old (DOB 1810), F, W, Born in SC
Mary Kelly, 23 yrs old (DOB 1847), F, W, Born in SC
Elsy Kelly, 2 yrs old (DOB 1868), F, W, Born in SC
Nancy Kelly, 1 yrs old (DOB 1869), F, W, Born in SC
Walker Kelly, 14 yrs old (DOB 1856), M, W, Born in SC
Sarah A. Bentley,



1880 U.S. Census of Pinckney, Union County, South Carolina; Roll 1242; Family History Film: 1255242; Page: 585D; Enumeration District: 158, Lines 8-17, "Thomas N. Kelly"
Thomas N. Kelly, W(hite), M(ale), 51 yrs old (DOB 1829), Head, Married, Farmer, Marked as Maimed/Crippled/Bedridden/Otherwise Disabled, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Mary L. Kelly, W, F, 33 yrs old (DOB 1847), Wife, Married, Keeping House, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
T. Elzy Kelly, W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Son, Single, At School, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Nancy M. Kelly, W, F, 11 yrs old (DOB 1869), Daughter, Single, At School, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
William R. Kelly, W, M, 9 yrs old (DOB 1871), Son, Single, At School, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Sallie Kelly, W, F, 6 yrs old (DOB 1874), Daughter, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary E. Kelly, W, F, 5 yrs old (DOB 1875), Daughter, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lena Kelly, W, F, 1 yrs old (DOB 1879), Daughter, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Caroline Kelly, B, F, 30 yrs old (DOB 1850), Servant, Single, Cook, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Charles Kelly, B, M, 17 yrs old (DOB 1863), Servant, Single, Works in fields, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

Thomas Norman Kelly and Mary L. Comer had 12 children:
1) Walker Kelly (DOB about 1856 in Union County, SC; DOD ? in ?) married Sallie Unknown.

2) Karan Kelly (DOB 1/8/1866 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/7/1867 in Union County, SC, Buried in Kelly Family Cemetery)

3) Thomas Elzie Kelly, Sr. (DOB 8/26/1867 in Union County, SC; DOD 5/4/1932 in Union County, SC) married Sallie J. Unknown.

4) Nancy M. Kelly "Nannie" (DOB About 1869 in Union County, SC; DOD 1929 in Union County, SC) married S.J.H. Howell.

5) William Richard Kelly (DOB About 1871 in Union County, SC; DOD 1956 in Union County, SC) married Mary Elizabeth Gault "Lizzie".

6) Lena L. B. Kelly (DOB 8/30/1878 in Union County, SC; DOD 1/29/1906 in Union County, SC) married John Harrison Spears, aka J.H. Spears.

7) Sibbie A. Kelly (DOB 8/8/1880 in Union County, SC; DOD 9/27/1918 in Union County, SC)

8) John Wesley Kelly (DOB 10/3/1882 in Union County, SC; DOD 11/18/1942 in Union County, SC) married Pearle Radcliff.

9) Maude Estelle Kelly (DOB 12/19/1884 in Union County, SC; DOD 10/5/1958 in Union County, SC) married Ernest Lettle Spears, Sr.

10) Butler Norman Kelly (DOB 9/17/1888 in Union County, SC; DOD 4/2/1952 in Union County, SC) married Virginia Nelson.

Thomas Norman Kelly died 7 May 1891 in Pinckney, Union County, SC. Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Comer Kelly died 18 Apr 1925 in Pinckney, Union County, SC. They are both buried in Foster Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

1st SC Death Certificate #17957, Registration District #4205, Registered #23, Mary L. Kelly, DOD 4/18/1925 in Pinckney, Union County, SC
Death Certificate #17957, Registration District #4205, Registered #23, Place of Death Pinckney, Union County, SC
Name: Mrs. Mary L. Kelly
Female, White, Widow
79 Yrs old (DOB would have been 1846), born in SC
Retired
Father: Jessie Comer born in SC
Mother: Unknown
Informant: Butler Kelly of Kelton, SC
DOD 4/18/1925. Physician attended deceased from Jan 22, 1925 until April 18, 1925 and last saw her alive on 4/18/1925.
Cause of death: Chronic Internterial (sic) Nephritis for last 4 yrs with Uremia contributory cause
No Autopsy
Buried Foster's Chapel on 4/19/1925
Undertaker Bailey Undertaking Co., Union, SC

SC Death Certificate #9701, Registration District #42-A, Registered #18, Thomas Elzie Kelley (sic), DOD 5/4/1932 in Union, Union County, SC
Male, White, Married, DOB: 8/26/1867 in Union County, SC, 64 yrs, 8 mos, 8 days old.
Occupation: Retired, farmer
Father: Thomas E. Kelley, born in Union County, SC
Mother: Polly Comer, born in Union County, SC
Informant: Jack Kelly of Union, SC
DOD: 5/4/1932 at 3am
Cause of death: Diabetes Mellitus since 1924, Diabetic Coma since 1932
Burial: 5/5/1932 in Rosemont Cemetery, Union, SC

SC Death Certificate #14453, Registration District #40-A, Registered #595, John Wesley Kelly, DOD: 11/18/1942 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Usual Residence: 309 Wheeler St, Spartanburg, SC
Male, White, DOB: 10/3/1882, 60 yrs old, Married to Mrs. J.W. Kelly
Occupation: Filling station operator
Father: T.N. Kelly, born in SC
Mother: Mary Cromer, born in SC
Informant: Mrs. J.W. Kelly, Sptbg, SC
DOD: 11/18/1942 at 7:30 (am or pm?)
Cause of death: Hypertensive renal failure, cerebral accident
Burial: 11/19/1942 in County cemetery

Union County, SC Death Notice From Early Newspapers 1852-1914, compiled by Tommy Vaughn, Pg 374, 3/7/1911, Kelton News, "Miss Sally Kelly".
"3/7/1911 - After a short illness, the death of Miss Sally Kelly, d/o Mr. & Mrs. T.N. Kelly, came as a shock to her loved ones. Her father died about 20 years ago. Her mother, 4 brothers: T.E. & W.R. Kelly of Kellys, James Kelly of Sptbg., & Butler Kelly of Washington College, TN; & 3 sisters: Mrs. S.J.H. Howell of Kelton, Mrs. J.M. Gault of Jnsvl., Mrs. E.L. Spears of Union & Sibbie Kelly survive her. She was 38 years old & a mem/o Foster's Chapel Methodist Church, where she was buried yesterday at 3PM, her pastor Rev. J.H. Manley conducting the services. (Kelton News)"

Union County, SC Death Notice From Early Newspapers 1852-1914, compiled by Tommy Vaughn, Pg 158, 2/2/1906, Mrs. J.H. Spears.
"2/2/1906 - Mrs. J.H. Spears died at her home on South St., in this city about 11 o'clock Monday night (1/29). She became the m/o a child Sunday AM, which child only lived 4 hours. She was before her marriage, Miss Lena Kelly, d/o the late Thomas Kelly, who lived near Kelton in this county. She was the second w/o John H. Spears and was a good wife and a good stepmother to the children of Mr. Spears. She leaves 2 children, husband, mother, brothers & sisters. Burial was in the city cemetery at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon."

Pg 286, 1/31/1906, Mrs. J.H. Spears.
"1/31/1906 - Mrs. J.H. Spears died Monday night (1/29) about 11 o'clock, leaving a family of 5 children motherless. Burial was at the city cemetery. She was before her marriage Lena Kelly of Elzie in this county. Mr. Spears is a merchant of Union, & they have been res/o the city about 7 years. He survives his wife with her 2 little children, Mary & J.H. Spears, Jr., aged 8 & 3, & 3 stepchildren: Ernest, Ruth & Eugene Spears. She also leaves a number of sisters & bros.: Wm., Elzie, James & Butler Kelly of this county; Mrs. John Gault & Miss Maude Kelly of Jonesville, Mrs. S.J.H. Howell of Kelton; Miss Sallie Kelly of Elzie, & Miss Sibby Kelly of Wilmington, NC."


Friday, September 24, 2010

Union, SC Tractor Show

Mom, Dad, Stan and I went to the Union, SC Tractor Show last Saturday. Dad's favorite tractor is a John Deere but this show also had Farmall, Allis Chalmer, Ford tractors, steam engines, farm equipment demos. There was also a quilt exhibition and I got photos especially to show my sister, Melinda, who has been using some of our Grandma's quilt tops to make some things.





























Dutch ovens were used to make big pots of pinto beans. Here are the lids with the coals on top.





































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Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

My Uncle James liked the three of us to pose as the 3 wise monkeys: Hear No Evil, See No Evil and Speak No Evil.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Recycle Furniture

When I did a Google search on "recycled furniture" these are some of the things I found.














Pretty imaginative and interesting. But this is not what I was looking for. These interesting pieces wouldn't fit in with my more traditional home. So I had to do more searching to find my idea of recycled furniture. I was looking for re-made furniture, furniture that has had a furniture makeover. I wanted ideas on how to take good bones and re-use it. A good bit of modern furniture is poorly made and may not be worth a re-do. But if you find a piece that has good bones, use your imagination and some elbow grease to bring it back to life. No matter what your style is... modern or traditional... eclectic or country... you can make it your own. Here are some wonderful examples I found of what people have done.

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Entertainment centers for the big TVs are obsolete now. But you can still use them. Here is one Before.

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Like the Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe!



Reuse an entertainment center into an armoire.



Add some shelves to an old entertainment center and use as a pantry.



Take the doors off an entertainment center, add some shelves and use for storage.































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