There are four or five people who are researching this Kelly line, so when I say "documentation shows" or use the word "we", I do not mean that I alone have done the research involved in visiting courthouses, cemeteries, trips to local libraries, or overseas research. I want to give credit to the other people who have expended many hours on this line. I have about ten years involved, and some have been at this longer than I. There is even a gentleman (from the Werner line) in Germany who has searched the Church records in Germany. There is a Dr. Carl Nichols of Atlanta who has researched the land records of South Carolina. I have my great grandfather Kelly's Bible. The documentation "we" have to date, has this line as "we" believe it to be back to 1711, to include marriages, deaths, and birthdates.
Documentation of St. John's Lutheran Church in Charleston, SC. cites the following: Kolle, Johann, baker, from Wirttemberg Clister Blaubeuren and Maria Elisabetha Rittheimer, married 11 Feb 1770.
Because John Kelly was a baker, he always listed his name in the Charleston deeds as "John Kelly, baker". He has one deed listed as John Kelly and wife Elisabeth. The next deed of his list him as John Kelly baker and wife Maria.
Records of St. John's Lutheran Church shows that there were two children born to the union of John and Elisabeth. "We" believe that Elizabeth died in childbirth with her last child born 7 Sep 1772, or shortly thereafter.
Next the documentation cites that Koelle, Johannes, baker and Maria, daughter of Jacob Woerner planter, married 23 Jan 1774, St. John's Lutheran Church, Charleston, SC. Records reflect that the first child was Anna Dorothea Kelly, born 28 Aug 1775.
The family as "we" have tried to reconstruct it, relects that John Kelly born 1746 had a brother, Andrew Kelly. This brother moved from the Lexington area of SC to the Dallas Co., AL area when he was 80 years of age. Andrew applied for a Rev War pension from Dallas Co., AL. In his application, Andrew cites that he was born "11 Sep 1752 at sea".
Petitions for land from the South Carolina council Journals dtd 1752, cites that a Jacob Khele family arrived in South Carolina on board the ship "John and Mary". HIs family is listed. Andrew was listed as being 6 mos old.
The assumption is that the "John and Mary" has just arrived. Also on board this ship was a brother to Jacob Khele the original immigrant. "We" have also reconstructed his family and time-line.
Our friend in Germany has researched the church records of the area in Germany that is stated in the St. John's Church records, and has found birth records, and marriage records which takes this family back one more generation.
If "our" research is correct, then John Kelly was born 1746 in Germany, and one of his brothers Andrew, cites that he was born 1752 "st sea", and the family arrived in Charleston on board the "John and Mary". ca 1752/1753.
Could you please share with me what the needle point states? What event does the 1729 date reflect? Are "we" wrong in our research? What do you show for this family? Is there a way for me to obtain copies of your records? I will be glad to share what I have for both the Kellys and the Werners.
"We" have also started a time line on the parents of Maria Werner. "Our records show that her family started with Johannes Werner of Erpfingen, Germany who married October 1717 Margaretha Riesch. This family came to South Carolina on board the ship "Elizabeth". Mr. Siegbert Frick of Lichtenstiein, Germany has made many contributions to the research of both the Kellys and the Werners.
Nelindra Ann Kelly Corum
Hazel Green, AlabamaNKCorum@aol.com