Monday, March 9, 2015

Hampton H. Kelley

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Hampton H. Kelley, son of John Kelly of Fairfield District, South Carolina was born c. 1800 in South Carolina and died c. 1858 in Richland District, SC. H married Caroline ----- who was born c. 1815 in Sourth Carolina.

Known children of Hampton H. Kelly:

1. Marion Kelley b. c. 1838 in SC
2. Edney Kelley b.c. 1839 in SC
3. Asa D. Kelley b. 28 Oct 1841 in SC, d. 1 June 1925 in Richland Co., SC, buried in the Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery on Hwy 378 near Horrell Hill, Richland Co., SC.
4. Hermione Kelley b.c. 1844 in SC
5. Zachary T. Kelley b.c. 1846 in SC

9 Aug 1850 Richland Dist. SC census p. 51:

212-216
Hampton H. Kelly 50 M Planter $1,700 b. SC
Caroline 35 F b. SC
Marion 12 F b. SC
Edney 11 M b. SC
Asey   8 M b. SC
Hermion 6 F b. SC
Zachary T. b. 4  M b. SC

In 1851, Hampton H. Kelley applied for a Revolutionary War pension on behalf of his deceased father John Kelly:

“His son, Hampton H. Kelley, executed a pension application on 29 July 1851 and alleged that John Kelly while residing in Fairfield Dist., SC volunteered as a horseman in the light dragoons under Capt. Jacob Barnett, Lt. Col. Henry Hampton, and Gen. Sumter. He was in the battles at Kings Mountain, Cowpens, and Eutaw Springs. Kelly died 9 January 1842 in Fairfield District, South Carolina. A reference was made to another son Frost Kelly, who moved to Mississippi. FPA R5845; Salley, Doc., p. 53; AA 4208; M273.” [Source: The Patriots at the Cowpens  by Bobby Gilmer Moss]

On 29 July 1851 Hampton H. Kelly, a resident of Richland District swore that “his said father, John Kelly, deceased...left no widow, this Despondent’s mother having died previous to his father. That after his father’s death and at the sale of his father’s property this declarant’s brother, Frost Kelly, who has since moved to the State of Mississippi, bought an old trunk containing the old papers of his said father and a portion of his said father’ horseman’s uniform which he had in his lifetime declared was part of that which he wore in said service in said war.”
[Source: Revolutionary War pension application for John Kelley]


Will of H. H. Kelley, Planter of Richland Co.; will book L, page 136; box 49 pkg 1205.
Wife: Caroline.  Mentions children, some of which are minors, but does not name them.  Dated 29 Dec 1857. Wit. Simon Taylor, John McLauchlin, M.B. McLauchlin, Caroline Kelly made executrix on 16 March 1858.

In 1880, Hampton H. Kelly's widow, Caroline R. Kelly, was living with her son Z. T. Kelly.

1880, Center Twp., Richland Co., SC.:

340-342
Kelly, Z. T.  M W 33 Farmer b. SC fb. SC mb. SC
Kelly, Fannie W F 18 Wife b. SC fb. SC mb. SC
341-343
Kelly Caroline R. W F 69

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