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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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COMMODORE KELLY, Recorder of Warrick County, is one of the twelve children born to Isham and Eliza (Cover) Kelly, who were natives of Kentucky, from whence both moved to Indiana when young, and where they engaged in farming and stock-dealing. Isham Kelly is yet living, his home being at Folsomville. Commodore was born in Skelton Township, this county, March 31, 1844, and was reared by his parents to manhood, securing in youth such education as the common schools of that early day afforded. In August, 1861, he enlisted in Company E, Sixty-fifth Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and serving through the battles of Resaca, Dallas, siege of Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, and Knoxville, besides various other lesser engagements, he was honorably discharged after three years’ service. Returning home he was married December 9, 1866, to Mary E. Shelton, by whom he is the father of three children, named Lucy, Lily and James I. While a resident of Folsomville, Mr. Kelly was engaged in the livery business, also merchandising. He is a Democrat in politics, and is a member of the I. O.O. F., Masonic, K. of P. and G. A. R. fraternities. In 1870 he located in Owen Township, and ten years later was elected Township Trustee. In 1882 he was elected Recorder of his county, now serving as such as a popular and efficient officer.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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