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Re: Tommie Kellow
Posted by: terry davis (ID *****0928) Date: March 03, 2003 at 14:08:03
In Reply to: Tommie Kellow by Deborah Dyer of 190


I haven't checked this Forum in months, but for some reason I decided to pop by today and I see you just left a message in the last day or so. Must be a "sixth sense"...Anyway, your name sounds familiar...have we talked before? If not, I have worked on the Tennessee Kellows off and on for years...mostly "off" lately though. I do have a few records on your Thomas B. Kellow and I have an idea of where I think he belongs in the Kellow clan. I know I have corresponded with someone in your line maybe a year or two ago. I do have a marriage record I think for your Thomas and maybe a census record. I have this in my outline:

Generation 5 – Thomas B. Kellow, born about 1816 in North Carolina, according to the 1850 Davidson County, Tennessee Census. His middle name may have been Boswell after his grandmother’s family. He married Eliza Sampkins on January 15, 1837, in Williamson County. He first appears on the 1840 Williamson County, Tennessee Census page WI-155, with his wife (age 20 to 30 years), young son age 0 to 5 years, and likely mother-in-law age 40 to 50 years. Thomas was in Davidson County, Tennessee in 1850 and later moved all the way to Texas with his family. He remarried to M.J. "Yarborough" on January 21, 1852 in Davidson County. In 1880, he is found living in Dallas, Texas, near his son John Kellow. He likely moved to Texas in the late 1860’s.
6 – John Kellow, born about 1840 in Tennessee. He was married in 1865 and moved to Texas in the late 1860’s. He lived near Dallas, Texas in 1880 and lived the rest of his life in Texas(?).
6 – William Kellow, born about 1846 in Tennessee
6 – Sarah Kellow, born about 1842 in Tennessee
6 – James Kellow, born about 1844 in Tennessee

I have a Thomas H. Kellow who is my 3rd great grandfather. He also went by "Tommie" at times as I have an 1880's newspaper record of him in West TN described as "Uncle Tommie Kellow." I believe your Tommie to be the nephew of my Tommie, although their ages are not much different. If we could prove where your Thomas fits in, then I can get you all the way back to Maryland in the 1600's. I think he is probably the son of Hezekiah Kellow. If you want to shoot me an e-mail, I can send you an outline of my "theory." E-mail me at

Terry in Knoxville

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