I am hoping to prove or disprove that Elizabeth Nelson Gensmer was a sister to my Mary Ann Nelson Kelly or at very least related to her.
I have a Wm.Kelly, born approx 1818 in PA and Mary Ann NELSON Kelly, born approx 1814 in PA.
Mary Ann NELSON Kelly's father was supposed to have been a ____ Nelson that married a _____ HOMMER.
Mary Ann NELSON Kelly's grandfather was supposed to have been a _____ HOMMER that married a Catherine Trimel, born 1791.
William D. Kelly was a shoemaker
In 1860 William, a shoemaker, and family were in Logan Twp., Blair Co., PA with 3 sons and 1 daughter.
In 1870 William, a shoemaker, and family were in Darlington Borrough Twp., Beaver Co., PA with 2 sons and 1 daughter.
Wm., a shoemaker, and Mary Ann were in Princeton, LeClaire Twp., Scott Co., IA in the 1880 Census with no sons and but their daughter was living next door.
Also living next door to them was a Julia Ann Nelson Scandrett, born 1825 daughter of a John Nelson and her husband, Miles Scandrett, born Huntingdon Co, PA son of William and Sarah Coleman Scandrett. There may be a relationship to this family as all were born in PA?
Their daughter Melissa "Jane" Kelly McCreary with 4 of her children and a niece Ella May Kelly, 6 born PA, was living next door to them.
Jane had 2 young daughters, Lizzie May 6 and Ida 4, both born PA. Jane had a son Wm. Joseph 2, born 1878 in Joliet, IL. Jane had a daughter, Mary Jane, 9 months born in 1879 in Muscatine Co., IA.
Jane Kelly McCreary returned with her children to her husband, Miller L. McCreary, and lived and died in the Hillsville area of Mahoning Twp., Lawrence Co., PA.
Jane Kelly married Miller L. McCreary in 1873 in Lawrence Co., PA.
Jane Kelly McCreary, born 1856 in Indiana Co., PA, had brothers names of John born PA approx. 1843, died 1937 in Reynoldsville, Jefferson Co., PA, Wiiliam (called Nelson in the 1870 PA Census) born PA approx. 1849 and James born PA approx. 1852.
Jane Kelly McCreary died in 1915 in New Castle, PA. One of her brothers, J. F. Kelly, was living in Altoona, PA at the time of her death in 1915.
I have an extensive family record of Jane Kelly McCreary and Miller L. McCreary and their 8 surviving children and their descendants.
The McCreary family children married spouses with surnames of: Damon/Daman, Liston, Loftus, Ludwig, Cearfoss, Waters, Downs, Witherow, Holman. Most of these were of the Edinburg and Hillsville area of Mahoning Twp., Lawrence Co., PA area.
Do you have a relationship to my family?
Shari McCreary Price
I also am trying to prove or disprove that Josiah Nelson was a brother to my Mary Ann Nelson Kelly or at the very least realted to her.
PLEASE note the similarities of the naming of Josiah Nelson's children and Elizabeth Nelson Gensmer's children. They each have a Mary, a Caroline, a George W. and a William.
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