I believe we have a match!! My great grandfather WAS Robert Edgar Kellow of Trenton. Funny thing too, my father's name is Paul (and he had a brother Robert too) also and he was a grandson of Robert Edgar. Maybe my Robert Edgar was named after your Robert Terrell....??
Judy, I've been looking for a long, long time for someone who could absolutely confirm what I thought about the Texas-Tennessee Kellow connection. I have made a great deal of progress on this line in the last year or so (see my other messages on this Forum).
Was your Robert T. Kellow born in about 1846?? I had him down as Robert "Thomas" Kellow for some reason if that is him. When was your father Paul born? If I am correct, my guess is that your Robert T. Kellow was the brother of my great great, William T. Kellow (both sons of Thomas H. Kellow). My great g-father Robert Edgar would be your father's first cousin and my father Paul was born in Trenton in 1931 - he was a baby when your father visited Trenton in the 30's. My great grandmother Mary Jane Jones Kellow died in the 70's which may have been your father's reason for a return visit then? Robert Edgar died in the 1940's I believe.
Anyhow, I have traced the Kellow line now back to Maryland pre-1700 and amazingly, there is really good documentation of EVERY generation - I didn't have to make ANY guesses or theories - after a lot of digging it just all fell into place over the last year or so! I have accumulated lots of copies of wills and census records that I'll have to get to you.
There was another branch of the Kellows that also went to Texas. It was the family of William (and maybe Robert's?) uncle, Hezekiah Kellow. Hezekiah's son(s) went to the Dallas area in the 1850's I believe. I don't know if Hezekiah made it the whole way there - he may have died in TN prior to their leaving.
You know, I'm thinking that I tried to contact you about 6 months ago when I found a message you had posted on another message board site. Your mention of a relative visiting Trenton a long time ago sounds familiar. Your message was several years old and I guess I had an ols e-mail address. I'm glad you found me again.
Let me know about your Robert. I have a nice outline in text form that I can e-mail you that will take you back to Maryland in the 1600's. Can you accept a Microsoft Word document? It's not complete (I am up to the late 1800's), but you have enough information to connect the rest yourself. I have a few "guesses" in there concerning brother's families along the way but our direct line is pretty much documented. I'm looking forward to hearing back from you!
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