Duncan Kelley

Male 1663 - 1742


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  • Name  Duncan Kelley 
    Born  1663  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date of birth between 13 May 1663 and 12 May 1664 based on age at death.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 May 1742  Great Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  New Meadow Neck Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Dunken Kelley, aged 78.
    Notes 
    • Other families of the name (O'Kelly) were at Warren, Rhode Island, and for more than a century members of these families operated Kellys Ferry across the Warren or Swansea River, between Warren and Barrington, R. I., at the place where Kelleys Bridge now spans the river. This ferry was referred to at various times in town and county records of the early part of the eighteenth century, and in comments of travellers passing between Providence and Boston. It was first mentioned in 1681, when a petition was presented to the proprietors of Swansea for a highway through Brooks Pasture (now Warren) to Kellys Ferry, and in 1688 a road was laid out from Bristol Ferry to Kellys Ferry.A History of Rhode Island Ferries, by Anna Augusta and Charles V. Chapin, Providence, 1925.24 The Kelly who then operated it is not referred to by name in the records and he is unknown to local chroniclers, and the first mention of its operator was in 1725, at which time and for many years thereafter it was owned by Duncan Kelley, who was succeeded by his son, John Kelley. This John Kelley apparently resumed the old family name. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and his name was entered as John OKelley, in the roll of Captain Ezra Ormsbees company of militia of the town of Warren in 1776, and it again so appears in the records of the Rhode Island General Assembly in 1782, when permission to sell certain real property was granted to Mrs. Elizabeth OKelley of Warren, widow and administratrix of John OKelley.
    Person ID  I47779  Bryant
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2007 

    Father  Edward Kelley,   b. Abt 1621 
    Mother  Elizabeth Josselyne? 
    Married  09 May 1662 
    • This marriage was Edward KILBY to Elizabeth (JOSSELYNE) YEOMANS.
    Family ID  F3293  Group Sheet

    Family  Patience Miller,   b. Abt 1654, Great Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1750, Great Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1690 
    Children 
     1. Duncan Kelley,   b. Abt 1691, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1761, Edgartown, Dukes Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Kelley,   b. 1700,   d. 04 May 1777, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3283  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1663 - Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1742 - Great Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Meadow Neck Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 48:443.


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