Sunday, June 5, 2016

Harvey H. Kelley, son of John Kelly Jr. and Nancy Missouri Owens

© Kathy Duncan, 2016

Harvey H. Kelly, son of John Kelley Jr. and Nancy Missouri Owens was born 21 December 1849, died 4 Dec 1900 and in buried in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Westville, Kershaw County, South Carolina. He never married and had no children.

In 1900 he was living with his widowed mother at the home of his nephew, Stephen Clyburn.

14 June 1900, Flat Rock Twp., Kershaw Co., SC, p. 160:


Clyburn, Stephen  Head   W M July 1860 29 M  Ginner b. SC  fb. SC  mb. SC
----,Lizzie R. Wife    W F July  1873 28 M  b. SC  fb. SC  mb. SC
---,Edna  Dau     W F  July 1899 10/12 S   b. SC  fb. SC  mb. SC
Kelly, Harvy H. Uncle   W M Dec 1849 50 S Miller    b. SC  fb. SC  mb. SC
---, Nancy M. Gr-m   W F  Nov 1819 79 Wd   b. SC  fb. SC  mb. SC

Harvey killed himself later the same year.

Suicide in Kershaw County
Mr. Harvey Kelly, of Westville, Blows Out His Brains while Under Temporary Aberration of the Mind
     Mr. Harvey Kelly, who lived at Westville, committed suicide a few days ago by shooting himself. He slipped a gun out of the house where he was staying, went off some distance, placed the muzzle to his temple and discharged the gun with a yardstick. The wound was a ghastly one. When found the yardstick was clinched in his hand, which indicated that he must have discharged the gun with it. For about two years his health had been bad, his mind at time wandering.

[Source: Charleston News and Courier; Charleston, SC; Tues. 11 Dec 1900]

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