My question is about a more recent ancestor, John Kelly Goforth, born in Cleveland Cty, NC in 1857. He is my great grand uncle and I have inherited his (middle) name. My maternal grandfather, Andrew Kelly Falls, also inherited the name.
My question is: what is the origin of "Kelly" in the Goforth family tree.
Thanks for any light you can shed. Please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org