Kelly Baptisms from St. Rose Catholic Church

St. Rose Catholic Church

Baptismal Records

Washington County, Kentucky

Amanda Anna Kelly, d/o Daniel and Rebecca Riney Kelly, sponsor the widow Polin, baptized at St. Rose 6 Aug 1838
Angela Kelly, d/o Daniel A. and Elizabeth Ann Winfield Kelly, born 19 Feb 1880, baptized at St. Rose 18 May 1880
Ann Catherine Kelly, d/o Thomas Patrick and Cynthia Jane Goatley Kelly, born 26 Dec 1879, baptized at St. Rose 06 Apr 1880
Ann Kelly, d/o Edward Dominic and Sarah Florence Hamilton Kelly, born 13 Mar 1879, baptized at St. Rose 26 Apr 1879
Ann N. Kelly, d/o Daniel A. and Elizabeth Ann Winfield Kelly, born 21 Jul 1878, baptized at St. Rose 21 Sep 1878
Charles Abraham Lincoln Kelly, s/o Daniel A. and Elizabeth Ann Winfield Kelly, born 03 Nov 1874, baptized at St. Rose 03 Dec 1874
Charles Kelly, s/o Charles and Martha Ann Bowen Kelly, born 18 Sep 1850, baptized at St. Rose 25 Sep 1850
Cornelius McMullen Kelly, s/o Daniel and Rebecca Elena Riney Kelly, born 21 Jun 1848, sponsor Margaret Polin, baptized at St. Rose 10 Jul 1848
Daniel Alton Kelly, s/o John William and Mary Louise Smith Kelly, born 14 Dec 1884, baptized at St. Rose 15 Mar 1885
Daniel Ignatius Kelly, s/o Daniel and Elizabeth Kelly, born 08 May 1854, baptized at St. Rose 05 Jun 1854
Daniel Kelly, s/o Patrick and Mary Polin Kelly, sponsor Mary Polin, baptized at St. Rose 15 Nov 1832
Daniel Nicholas Kelly, s/o Daniel and Rebecca Elena Riney Kelly, born 05 Feb 1846, sponsor Margaret Boyle, baptized at St. Rose 09 Feb 1846
Edward Dominic Kelly, s/o Daniel and Rebecca Riney Kelly, sponsor Mary Polin widow, baptized at St. Rose 1 Jun 1835
Edward Dominic Kelly, s/o Francis and Mary Elizabeth Lyddane Kelly, born 05 Aug 1880, baptized at St. Rose 06 Aug 1880
Eleanor Letitia Kelly, d/o James and Elizabeth Finn Kelly, born 23 Nov 1856, baptized at St. Rose 10 May 1857
Elizabeth Kelly, d/o Daniel A. and Elizabeth Ann Winfield Kelly, born 24 May 1882, baptized at St. Rose 16 Sep 1882
Eugene Oscar Kelly, s/o Cornelius McMullen and Cecilia Hamilton Kelly, born 06 Apr 1886, baptized at St. Rose 31 May 1886
Frances Kelly, d/o Daniel and Rebecca Elena Riney Kelly, sponsor Catherine Kelly, baptized at St. Rose 29 Jan 1840
Frances Louise Kelly, twin, d/o Edward Dominic and Sarah Florence Hamilton Kelly, born 20 Nov 1881, baptized at St. Rose 22 Nov 1881
George Kelly, s/o Charles C. and Martha Ann Bowen Kelly, sponsor Mary Fitzhugh, baptized at St. Rose 18 Jul 1839
Imelda Elizabeth Kelly, d/o David and Rebecca Kelly, born 01 Oct 1850, baptized at St. Rose 05 Oct 1850
James Kelly, s/o Charles C. and Martha Ann Bowen Kelly, born 17 Jun 1845, sponsor Martha Craycroft, baptized at St. Rose 27 Aug 1845
James Kelly, s/o James and Elizabeth Finn Kelly, born 20 Sep 1854, baptized at St. Rose 27 Sep 1854
James Thomas Kelly, s/o Daniel and Rebecca Riney Kelly, sponsor Catherine Kelly, baptized at St. Rose 20 Jan 1837
James Thomas Kelly, s/o Patrick and Mary Polin Kelly, sponsor Rose Polin, baptized at St. Rose 28 Aug 1834
Jane Frances Kelly, d/o Nicholas and Ann Elizabeth Seay Kelly, born 18 Apr 1871, baptized at St. Rose 23 May 1871
John Francis Kelly, s/o Francis and Mary Elizabeth Lyddane Kelly, born 10 Jun 1873, baptized at St. Rose 15 Jun 1873
John Kelly, s/o Nicholas and Ann Elizabeth Seay Kelly, born 27 Nov 1881, baptized at St. Rose 14 Sep 1883
John Nicholas Kelly, s/o Patrick and Mary Polin Kelly, sponsor Rose Polin, baptized at St. Rose 06 Jun 1843
John Thomas Kelly, s/o Thomas Patrick and Cynthia Jane Goatley Kelly, born 23 Jun 1876, baptized at St. Rose 17 Sep 1876
John William Kelly, s/o Edward Dominic and Sarah Florence Hamilton Kelly, born 31 Jan 1876, baptized at St. Rose 05 Mar 1876
John William Kelly, s/o John William and Mary Louise Smith Kelly, born 06 Sep 1883, baptized at St. Rose 08 Oct 1883
Joseph Kelly, s/o James and Elizabeth Finn Kelly, born 09 Jun 1862, baptized at St. Rose 13 Jul 1862
Joseph Richard Kelly, s/o Cornelius McMullen and Cecilia Hamilton Kelly, born 28 May 1882, baptized at St. Rose 01 Aug 1882
Julia Ann Kelly, d/o Daniel and Rebecca Elena Riney Kelly, sponsor Margaret Catherine Kelly, baptized at St. Rose 09 Mar 1844
Louise Elizabeth Kelly, d/o Jame and Elizabeth Finn Kelly of Crab Orchard, KY, born 25 Jul 1865, baptized at St. Rose 14 Jul 1866
Margaret Catherine Kelly, d/o Daniel and Rebecca Riney Kelly, sponsor Malvina Mary Kelly, baptized at St. Rose 28 May 1832
Margaret Catherine Kelly, d/o Patrick and Mary Polin Kelly, sponsor Margaret Kelly, baptized at St. Rose 09 Apr 1839
Margaret Kelly, d/o Nicholas and Ann Elizabeth Seay Kelly, born 07 Apr 1879, baptized at St. Rose 22 Dec 1879
Mary Ann Kelly, d/o James and Elizabeth Finn Kelly, born 25 Mar 1859, baptized at St. Rose 12 Jun 1859
Mary Elizabeth Kelly, d/o Charles C. and Martha Ann Bowen Kelly, sponsor Elizabeth Kelly, baptized at St. Rose 17 Aug 1842
Mary Elizabeth Kelly, d/o Thomas Patrick and Cynthia Jane Goatley Kelly, born 13 Nov 1871, baptized at St. Rose 11 Jan 1872
Mary Florence Letitia Kelly, d/o Edward Dominic and Sarah Florence Hamilton Kelly, born 22 Sep 1870, baptized at St. Rose 27 Mar 1870
Mary Frances Kelly, d/o Cornelius McMullen and Cecilia Hamilton Kelly, born 15 Sep 1872, baptized at St. Rose 01 Oct 1872
Mary Frances Kelly, d/o Daniel A. and Elizabeth Ann Winfield Kelly, born 19 Sep 1876, baptized at St. Rose 16 Feb 1877
Mary Kelly, d/o Daniel and Rebecca Elena Riney Kelly, sponsor Ann Kelly, baptized at St. Rose 17 Dec 1841
Mary Kelly, d/o John Nicholas and Ann Elizabeth Seay Kelly, born 31 Jul 1869, baptized at St. Rose 14 Aug 1869
Mary Kelly, d/o Patrick and Mary Polin Kelly, sponsor Susan McAlister, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1841
Mary Letitia Kelly, d/o Cornelius McMullen and Cecilia Hamilton Kelly, born 11 Jan 1875, baptized at St. Rose 02 Feb 1875
Mary Louise Kelly, d/o Edward Dominic and Sarah Florence Hamilton Kelly, born 04 May 1884, baptized at St. Rose 30 May 1884
Mary Rose Kelly, d/o Francis and Mary Elizabeth Lyddane Kelly, born 21 Jul 1869, baptized at St. Rose 29 Aug 1869
Mary Theresa Kelly, d/o Daniel A. and Elizabeth Ann Winfield Kelly, born 22 Aug 1884, baptized at St. Rose 06 Oct 1884
Mary Ursula Kelly, d/o Francis and Mary Elizabeth Lyddane Kelly, born 17 Jan 1875, baptized at St. Rose 03 Feb 1875
Richard Eliseus Kelly, s/o John William and Mary Louise Smith Kelly, born 08 Mar 1886, baptized at St. Rose 27 Apr 1886
Richard Hamilton Kelly, s/o Cornelius McMullen and Cecilia Hamilton Kelly, born 02 Jan 1880, baptized at St. Rose 15 Feb 1880
Roseanna Kelly, d/o Patrick and Mary Polin Kelly, sponsor Belvi Ann Hayden, baptized at St. Rose 20 Jul 1837
S. A. Kelly, d/o Thomas Patrick and Cynthia Jane Goatley Kelly, born 15 Jan 1878, baptized at St. Rose 21 Apr 1878
S. A. Kelly, s/o Nicholas and Ann S. Leahy Kelly, born 22 May 1877, baptized at St. Rose 05 Jun 1878
Sarah Arabella Kelly, d/o Charles C. and Martha Ann Bowen Kelly, born 26 Mar 1847, sponsor Catherine McManus, baptized at St. Rose 28 Mar 1847
Thomas Daniel Kelly, s/o Cornelius McMullen and Cecilia Hamilton Kelly, born 23 May 1877, baptized at St. Rose 29 Jul 1877
Thomas George Kelly, s/o James and Elizabeth Finn Kelly, born 30 Jun 1860, baptized at St. Rose 12 Aug 1860
Thomas Hamilton Kelly, twin, s/o Edward Dominic and Sarah Florence Hamilton Kelly, born 20 Nov 1881, baptized at St. Rose 22 Nov 1881
Thomas Kelly, s/o Charles and Martha Ann Bowen Kelly, born 27 Aug 1853, baptized at St. Rose 18 Sep 1853
Thomas Kelly, s/o William and Catherine McCarthy Kelly, born 15 Mar 1860, baptized at St. Rose 06 May 1860
William Kelly, s/o James and Elizabeth Finn Kelly, born 23 Feb 1858, baptized at St. Rose 11 Jun 1858
William Kelly, s/o Patrick and Mary Polin Kelly, sponsor Rose Polin, baptized at St. Rose 14 Mar 1831
William Patrick Kelly, s/o Thomas Patrick and Cynthia Jane Goatley Kelly, born 27 Jun 1869, baptized at St. Rose 15 Aug 1869

Civil War Deaths – March 7 to May 28, 1862

It was very moving to type the following death records.  Civil War soldiers from the Kentucky Infantry and Cavalry, a few men whose last names began with the letter T, one page from a book of many.  Of the 24 men on this list only 8 were killed in battle or of a gun shot wound.  The rest were victims of typhoid fever, pneumonia, bronchitis or other diseases.  It seems such a waste of precious life.  God bless these men who gave everything for their country – and all those who continue to do so today.

Civil War Deaths – March 7 to May 28, 1862

Kentucky Infantry and Cavalry

  • Robert Tober, Private, Co. H., 12 Ky Inf., died March 11, 1862, at G. H. No. 2&3, Nashville, Tennessee, of typhoid fever.
  • John Taylor, Private, Co. E., 12 Ky Inf., died March 13, 1862, at G. H. No. 5, at Louisville, Kentucky, of remittent fever.
  • B. F. Toombs, Private, Co. B, 15 Ky Inf., died March 25, 1862, at G. H. No. 6, Nashville, Tennessee, of typhoid fever.
  • Calvin Trent, Private, Co. K, 21 Ky Inf., died March 7, 1862, at Camp McClellan, of typhoid fever.
  • Erastus Taber, Private, Co. E, 22 Ky Inf., died March 22, 1862, G. H. Ashland, Kentucky, of typhoid fever.
  • Samuel Taylor, Private, Co. J, 3 Ky Cal., died March 17, 1862, G. H. No. 4, Nashville, Tennessee, of bronchitis.
  • Benjamin Tinsley, Private, Co. D, 6 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, killed in battle.
  • Richard L. Thornton, Color Securer, Co. K, 6 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, killed in battle.
  • Charles R. Tate, 1st Sergeant, Co. C, 9 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, killed in battle.
  • Thomas Turner, Private, Co. H, 9 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, fatal wound of chest at Shiloh.
  • Thomas Turner, Private, Co. K, 9 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, gun shot.
  • John T. Thompson, Private, Co. E, 11 Ky Inf., died April 27, 1862 at the regimental hospital, congestive fever.
  • Philip Tromwill, Private, Co C, 14 Ky Inf., died April 2, 1862, at 18 Brig. H., Ashland, Kentucky, of com. con.
  • Walter Taylor, Private, Co. C, 17 Ky Inf., died April 8, 1862, at Regimental Hospital, of pneumonia.
  • William Thompson, Private, Co. A, 21 Ky Inf., died April 7, 1862, Lexington, Kentucky, no cause given.
  • Elias Thorp, Private, Co. H, 22 Ky Inf., died April 1, 1862, 18 Brig. H., Ashland, Kentucky, of pneumonia.
  • John A. Thompson, Private, Co. B, 25 Ky Inf., died April 23, at 4 St. G. H., St. Louis, Missouri, of typhoid fever.
  • John Taner, Private, Co. G, 26 Ky Inf., died April 19, City G. H., St. Louis, Missouri, of gun shot wound.
  • J. Ticknor, Private, Co. G., 26 Ky Inf., no death date given, of mortal wound in chest.
  • L. L. Tomlinson, Private, 4 Ky Cav., Died April 2, 1862, G. L. No. 2, Bardstown, Kentucky, of gonorrhea.
  • Thomas Thresher, Corporal, Co. E, 5 Ky Inf., died May 4, 1862, G. H. No. 2, Nashville, Tennessee, of typhoid fever.
  • J. Thomas J. Turner, Private, Co. G, 13 Ky Inf., died May 28, 1862, Gothic H., Paducah, Kentucky, of debility.
  • Hezekiah Tabor, Corporal, Co. D, 20 Ky Inf., died May 2, 1862, at St. Luke’s G. H., Paducah, Kentucky, of gun shot wound.
  • Isaac Tillery, Private, Co. A, 24 Ky Inf., died May 16, 1862, at G. H. No. 1, Louisville, Kentucky, of acute colitis.

Thomas – Cummins 1792 Marriage Bond and Consent

Know all men by these presents that we, Isaac Thomas and George Ewing, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his Successors.  We bind ourselves, our Heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 7th day of November 1792.  The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Isaac Thomas and Sarah Cummins, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

Isaac Thomas, George Ewing

Witness, Peggy H. Reed

Sir,

Grant Isaac Thomas a license to marry my daughter, Sarah Cummins, from Sir, Yours, Peter Cummins, November 5, 1792

To. Mr. John Reed

Charles Ewing

Washington County, Kentucky

The McQuown Family of Nelson and Barren Counties

Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Barren County, Kentucky.

In the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, located at 303 Leslie Avenue, in Glasgow, Kentucky, is buried a family by the name of McQuown.  This family was originally from Nelson County, Kentucky. And our story begins there.  William McQuown and Mary Elizabeth McCown married in Nelson County, October 27, 1827.

In the 1850 census of Nelson County we find William McQuown, age 44, a painter, living with his wife, Mary Elizabeth, age 47.  Their children are Burr, 21, a painter; Mary, 18; Alexander, 13; William Rice, 11; and Lewis, 7.  A son, Richard, was born in 1845, but lived less than a year.  Mary Elizabeth McQuown died about 1854; and daughter Mary died October 3, 1857.  This must have been very hard for the rest of the family to bear.

Evidently they decided to pick up and move to Barren County.  There we find the marriage certificate, dated November 15, 1856, for B. K. McQuown, residence of Glasgow, age 30, single, place of birth, Nelson County; who married Mariam Richardson, residence Glasgow, age 20, single born in Glasgow, Kentucky.  In the 1860 census Burr, 31, is listed as head of household, and is a cargo maker.  I’ve pondered this for most of the day.  To jump ahead just a bit, William McQuown is listed as an undertaker in the 1880 census.  I looked up cargo maker and most sites talked about making a basket type item to carry cargo in.  But, the word coffin comes from the Old French coffin, and from the Latin, cophinus, which translates into basket.  A coffin has six sides, a casket has four.  Could this have been another way of saying they made coffins?  We may never know.  Let me show you the household list:

  • McQuown, Burr K., 31, cargo maker
  • McQuown, Mariam, 28
  • McQuown, Wiliam A., 3
  • McQuown, Mary E., 2
  • McQuown, Richard, 6/12
  • McQuown, Alexander, 23, cargo maker
  • McQuown, Lewis, 17, apprentice
  • McQuown, William, 54, painter
  • Graham, Charles J., 23, cargo maker, Nova Scotia
  • Kell, William H., 25, plater, Ireland
  • Nickolds, Frank, 27, cargo maker
  • McGillock, James, 20, wagon maker
  • McGillock, William A., 17, apprentice

More than just the family living and working together.  We see Burr’s father, William, and his two brothers, Alexander and Lewis, living with Burr, his wife and small children.  It must have been a very busy place, with so many people living and working together.  But they sound like a very productive bunch!

Burr McQuown joined the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  He was in Company K, 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry.  He was a bugler!  But we will save that story for another time.

In 1870 we find William, 65, painter, has married again – to Mary J., 49.  Son Lewis, 25, is a lawyer and Alexander, 23, is a painter.  Burr and Mariam have three more children, Burr, Leslie and Lewis.  Burr is now listed as a painter.

In 1880 William McQuown, 75, has the occupation of undertaker.  Mary J., is 60.  Son Alexander is still living with his parents at the age of 43, and is a painter.  And a grandson, Lewis A., also lives in the household.

William McQuown, December 14, 1804 – April 13, 1885.

Mary J. McQuown, wife of William McQuown, June 9, 1820 – July 18, 1897.

William McQuown died April 13, 1885.  He and his second wife, Mary J., who died July 18, 1897, are buried side by side.

Alexander McQuown, December 10, 1836 – July 31, 1885

Alexander McQuown died July 31, 1885.

Mariam, wife of B. K. McQuown, born January 15, 1833, died February 19, 1887.

Miriam Richardson McQuown died February 19, 1887, and husband Burr Kavanaugh McQuown November 2, 1904.  Other members of the family lived on into the early and mid-1900’s.

Burr Kavanaugh McQuown, June 18, 1829 – November 2, 1904.

May I Introduce Elmina Walmer

This is one of the few photographs I have that has a name listed on back.  This is Elmina Walmer.  At first I thought it was a maiden name, but you can see a wedding ring on her left hand, so perhaps she married a Walmer.  Either way, she wears an 1886 dress (give or take a few years!).  I found a photo in my copy of Joan Severa’s Dressed for the Photographer with the pleated underskirt, overskirt raised in the back, tight sleeves and bodice – and a multitude of buttons down the front.  An almost exact replica of the dress Elmina is wearing and the photo is dated 1886.

This photograph was taken by M. E. Bare, Photographer, in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania (Dauphin County).

A Trip to Greensburg Cemetery in Green County

John Scott, born in Culpeper County, Virginia, died in Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky, January 4, 1873, aged about 92 years [born1781].

Elizabeth W., wife of Alexander Adair, born June 7, 1793, died June 22, 1866.

Willis Stapp, March 20, 1788 – October 13, 1855.

Sacred to the memory of Ellen Melvina, late Scott, wife of John R. Robinson, born February 19, 1837, died June 30, 1864.

Elizabeth Spence, born September 8, 1814, died July 4, 1833.  ‘A pure and guileless heart lies here.’

Greensburg Cemetery is located on North Main Street in the city of Greensburg, in Green County, Kentucky.

Sarah J. Thomas Died at 75

Sarah J. Thomas, 1824-1899.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Wednesday, July 12, 1899

Mrs. Sarah E. Thomas, aged 75, a highly respected citizen and life-long resident of this place, died, Wednesday morning, July 5th, at four o’clock, at her late home on Factory Street. She had been a sufferer from a complication of diseases for a long time, but bore her sufferings with the true christian fortitude that had marked her long and useful life, and passed peacefully from time into eternity. She was the descendant of an illustrious pioneer family, her grand-parents, who came from Pennsylvania and Maryland, and were relatives of the McAfees, having settled at the Old Fort, here, more than a hundred years ago, while her father and mother were native-born Kentuckians. When a child, she united with the Methodist church and was a faithful and consistent member for 60 years. Over 50 years ago she was united in marriage to Mr. John H. Thomas, of Anderson County, who was also of pioneer descent, and who died about four years ago. Six children, four sons and two daughters, blessed this happy union, all of whom are living, save Robert, who died about ten years ago: Mrs. J. D. Bryant, Miss Margaret Thomas and Mr. John T. Thomas, being residents of this place, while Mr. W. R. Thomas lives in Stockton, Cal., and Mr. James P. Thomas in Hot Springs, Ark. The funeral services were conducted at the residence, Thursday, at 2:30 o’clock p.m., by Dr. W. O. Goodloe, after which a long cortege of sorrowing friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place in Spring Hill Cemetery.