The Kelley line is my husbands line. The spelling goes back & forth between Kelley & Kelly. They were in MD in the 1700's, then Surry Co., NC in the late 1700's & mid 1800's [the part that became Yadkin Co.]. Some of the family went to Ashe Co., NC & a few went into VA in the area between NC & WV borders in the late 1800's & 1900's. Bill's grandfather went to Mercer Co., WV. Trying to trace the Kelley/Kelly name back is like trying to find a neddle in a haystack.