I will type for you exactly what is on the hand-written information that is from my husband's grandmother's family Bible.
Joseph Jelley and Mary Dushane married April 12, 1821
Susanah Born Jan 26, 1822 died June 28, 1822
Fanny Jane born July 7, 1823
Susan, third child, born Aug. 28, 1825
Rebecca E. born Sept. 19, 1827
Margaret H. born May 18, 1832
Mary C. born Aug. 24, 1834
Andrew J. born Jan 13, 1837 (this is grandma's grandpa and his middle name is Jackson,
or so she says - maybe they just called him that)
Joseph Jelly born Ireland in July 1800 died March 8, 1864 - 63 yearas and 10 months old. Mary P. Jelley, his wife born Aug 26, 1802 died June 13, 1849 age 46 years 10 months and is buried at Paducah, Kentucky. Her husband is buried in Hampshire Co. (?) at Waverly Tennessee.
Susanah Jelly Cook died at Paducah KY 1851
Margaret Jelly Patterson died in Iowa 1866
John Jelley is buried in Graves Co.(?) KY
Jane Jelley Dick Leroy died Oct 9 1909 at Henderson KY and was buried beside her last husband J. Leroy at Kuttawa Lyons Co.(?) KY
The letter that accompanies this information is as follows:
Ord, Nebraska Aug2, 1913
This is copied from the old family Bible just as your mother left it until she was through with it and Aunt Becky has kept it ever since. I overlooked your brother John's birth but I think it came in between Becky & Margaret. When I write to Celest (?) I will ask her about it but I hope this will be all right and I am so sorry I mislayed this paper after I came home from Arkansas but I had put it safely away and then forgot where it was but it didn't take me long to find it. Well must close hoping to see you soon. With love, from Marge
Comments from me: This letter would have been to Andrew Jackson Jelley from his daughter Marge. He was married to Naomi or Naoma ( we have seen both) Ann Fillmore.
Andrew Jelley had 7 daughters: Sue, Rebecca, Marge, Mame, Louise, Rhoda, and Tite. Marge, who wrote this letter, had 14 children, 7 girls and 7 boys.
Andrew Jackson Jelley is buried in North Loup, Nebraska - died in 1923
where I have a (?) I am not sure that I am reading what is written correctly. I thought Co meant county, but it may have been meaning something else.
You had mentioned before about Muscatine, Iowa. I have a couple of newspaper clippings that were in the Bible also. One states:
50 years ago- Married - At the residence of the bride's father in West Liberty, IA. on March 12th byt the Rev. J. P. Heck, AJ Jelly, of Atalissa, IA to Miss Naoma Ann Kelley, of West Liberty, IA, formerly of Westmorland county, PA.
Another newspaper article reads:
-Through the Ord Journal, we learn that Mrs. A.J. Jelly, whose maiden name was Neoma Ann Fillmore, was born in Westmoreland, PA, March 19, 1839, and was married to Andrew J. Jelly at Muscatine, Iowa, Feb. 18, 1858. She died at her home near North Loup, March 6, 1916. She was the mother of seven girls, one of whom died several years ago. The living are Mrs. Ed Milligan, of Ord; Mrs. Lou Bebee and Mrs. Geo. Cox of North Loup; Mrs. John Jordan, of St. Paul; Mrs. Susan Givans, of Liberty Center, Iowa; Mrs. Ralph Calkins, of Chula Vista, Cal. The funeral was held Tuesday, and the remains were buried in the North Loup cemetery. The family is well known in Scotia and all will sympathize with the sorrowing husband and daughters.
For your info - Ord, North Loup, Scotia, St. Paul - are small (and I mean small) communities in the very center of Nebraska. I grew up at North Loup.
Anyway - as you will note we have a couple of different names for Mrs. Jelley but grandma said that she was raised by President Fillmore's family so we are thinking that perhaps her last name was truly Kelly but she used Fillmore sometimes.
I know that Andrew Jelley is not your link, but maybe various dates, and locations will coincide with info that you have. I will try to find a birth date, or more information about John when I go to Scotia next time. I need to go soon - grandma is 100 - and very spirited and has a great memory. She might remember some details about John or something or I may be able to find something else - I don't think that there was anything else inthe Bible, but there may have been.
We have really been stumped at finding anything so to find someone who has somewhat the same information is exciting! Am I correct in assuming that you have nothing on this line going any farther back?
Thanks for your messages!