Seeking information about Alexander Kellas who died at Montezuma, NY 27 Apr 1907. So far I have found his gravestone at Montezuma Rural Cemetery, the death notice in the local paper, his Civil War service record (resident at Hazelton, Michigan & joined B.Cy., 1st Engineer Regt. Michigan Volunteers), and the 1900 census where he was a farmer just south of Montezuma village with wife Eliza A.
Apparently he married her ca.1894; she must have been a widow, born Jul 1844 in NY with 6 children, only one surviving.
I know that Alexander must be the son of John Kellas & Margaret Grant b.23 Feb 1828 at Poneed farm, Cabrach, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The 1900 census has Alexander coming to America in 1830, which is indeed the last year of Scottish records relating to his parents, who had a daughter Isobel at Poneed in April of that year.
I'm looking for the surname of his wife and any pre-1900 history for him. Mainly I am interested in what happened to his parents John Kellas b.Dec 1793, Margaret Grant b.Jun 1800, brother John b.5 Feb 1826, sisters Mary b.5 Feb 1828 and Isobel b.5 Apr 1830 - all from Cabrach, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Thanks in advance, Stuart Petrie
p.s. don't be confused by records pertaining to Alexander Kellas married to Elspeth Perry who farmed at Mooers Forks, Franklin, NY - he was a 4th cousin.