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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  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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BERNARD KELLY (deceased) was born in Longford County, Ireland, in 1798. He came to the United States in 1825, and settled in Cincinnati, where he was married, June 22, 1828, to Mary Chambers, born in Queens County, Ireland, about 1802. They had six sons and two daughters — James, Richard and Robert (deceased); John, Richard, Frances E., Mary A. (deceased), and Bernard. In 1832, they came to this township and bought sixty acres of land, afterward bought sixty-five acres adjoining in the southeastern part of the township. He also carried on coopering quite extensively, employing from four to five hands all the time. In the fall of 1856, they moved to the southwestern part of the township, one-fourth mile from Vera Cruz, and bought sixty-five acres of land, where they both died. Bernard Kelly, Sr., died April 27, 1875, and his wife Mary died April 8, 1880. Mr. Kelly was Township Trustee several years. The family are members of the Catholic Church. He was always among the most enterprising in church enterprises and contributed quite generously toward the erection of St. Patrick’s Church. Bernard, Jr., and his sister Frances now reside on the homestead at Fayetteville, and contributed generously to the erection of the church at Vera Cruz, being one of the committee on construction.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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