Kelsey Family Genealogy Forum
Greetings Good Kelsey Researchers! I am seeking the surnames of Eliza, first wife of Drury L. Kelsey and of Matilda, wife of Joel Kelsey, both living in Washington Co Va, 1850c (see below). Thanks much for any and all help. Regards, Jack Hockett firstname.lastname@example.org
*HH1764: Migration: KELSEY, Drury L. [Drury L. George], 30; Eliza, 28; John, 6; Nancy, 4; Cynthia, 1: (No surname for Eliza yet located; however, see 1880c, Lincoln Co. KY: Kelsey, Drury, 61, VA/VA/VA; Martha A. (GOBBLE, d/o Abram, 2nd wife, m. 1857), 43 & 6 ch.; David A. Kelsey, b. c1862 mar Effie Kinner. Robt. B. Kelsey, b. 1866, WCV, mar Elzora/// Death Certificates provided courtesy of Ken Kestner: Whitley Co. Ky, Corbin: Robert Brooks Kelsey, wid., b. Abingdon, VA, 06 Dec 1866; d. 19 Mar 1952, 85y 3m 13d, s/o George Kelsey & Martha Gobbler (sic); bur. Perkins Cem./// Knox Co. KY, E. Corbin: Thos. Kelsey, b. 20 Apr 1856, VA, 60y 04m 01d; d. 21 Aug 1921, s/o D. L. G. Kelsey, Va & Martha Gobble, VA; bur. Woodbine, KY/// Whitley Co. KY, Corbin: Dave A. Kelsey, wid., b. 26 Oct 1861, VA; 72y 01m 08d; d. 04 Mar 1924, s/o Dreuery L. Kelsey, VA & Martha Ann Kelsay, VA; Andrew Keith, Corbin, KY, Inf.; bur. Williamsburg, KY/// Kenton Co. KY, Covington: Jacob Emanuel Kelsay, b. 20 Aug 1871, Woodbine, KY, 77y 01m 28d; d 18 Oct 1948, s/o Drury Kelsay, VA & Margaret Gobble, VA; bur. Woodbine, KY on 21 Oct 1948. 1860c, WCV, Western Dist.: Kelsey, Drury L. G., 39; Martha, 23; John, 16; Elizabeth, 14; Cynthia, 12; Isaac, 2; William, 9/12; Gobble, Sarah E., 6/// 1870c, WCV: Kelsey, Drewry L. G., 50; Martha A., 30; Isaac H., 12; William J., 10; David A., 8; Robert B., 4; James C. D., 1; Gobble, Sarah E., 16)/// Noted in 1880c, Evansburg, Vanderburg Co. IN: Kelsey, John, 36, KY/VA/VCA; Rachel, 29, IN/IN/IL; Katie, 5, KY; Clara, 1 IN -?/// Rootsweb: David Kelsey, s/o Drury Kelsey & Martha Gobble, b. WCV c1862 (as stated), mar in Whitley Co. KY on 28 Jul 1904, Effie Kinner/// Robert Brooke Kelsey, mar c1889 in Scott Co. TN, Elzora UNK/// Jacob E. Kelsey, b. c1872, Bristol, TN (as stated), mar. 25 Aug 1900, Whitley Co. KY, Allice A. Sutton/// It seems that Drury Kelsey and Eliza, first wife acquired their land in WCV from John SUTTON; note that one of the children of Drury and his 2nd wife Mar a SUTTON in KY – could Eliza have been related to this family? See WCV DB:19: p. 77: ...Indenture, 10 Sep 1846: JOHN SUTTON & MARY (Eakin?), his wife to DRURY KELSEY, all of WCV… for $100, sell to DRURY KELSEY, tract of land in WCV on waters of Smiths Creek a br. of NFHR, 100 acres & bounded… cor. to WILLIAM ANDRESS land running thence with WEATHERs line, p. 78: …in a hollow on E side of br., cor. to TODDs land thence with line of same, on top of knob thence along top of knob, cor. to WILLIAM ANDRESS land thence with line of same… /s/ JOHN SUTTON; (one signature space blank)… Indenture… acknowledged in clerks office of WCV, 27 Jan 1849 before JACOB LYNCH, clerk… by SUTTON as his act & deed & ordered to be recorded…/// Rootsweb: Eliza Sutton, b. c1825, d/o John Sutton & Mary Eakin; she mar. a Fugate and died in 1853. Living at home 1850c/// RCV Mars. Clues (Hockett): FUGATE, Joseph C.; m. Elisabeth E. SUTTON, d/o John Sutton & Mary Eakin (who were m. in WCV 11 Apr 1811) (RCV DR/TC, p. 22) (Elisabeth died at the age of 33y 11m 13d on 09 Aug 1853; they were m. between 1850-1853; Joseph C. Fugate is living in RCV, 1850c, a. 39y/// See WCV MB 16: p. 39, 1863 indictment of Drury Murray and Drury Kelsey – felony.)
*HH1775: KELSEY, Joel, 76; Matilda, 72: (Mentions in Kelsey Family Gen. Forum, but no surname for Matilda – yet! Still living 1860c, WCV: Kelsey, Joel, 85; Matilda, 82.)
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