Kelsey, Jonas

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Birth

Jonas Kelsey was born on July 21, 1756 at Huntington, NY a son of Daniel Kelsey and Abigail Brush.

Military

Jonas enlisted in the 3rd Regiment, Colonel John Cantines Regiment, serving under Captain Peleg Ransom at New Paltz, NY . He received a pension.

Marriage & Children

On October 12, 1779 at Marlborough, NY, he married Sarah Woolsey who was born on December 17, 1760 at Cortland Manor in Westchester County, NY a daughter of Daniel Woolsey and Mary Ward. The children of Jonas and Sarah were:

  • Daniel Kelsey born April 20, 1782, died in 1863
  • Abigail Kelsey born on February 24, 1784, married Benjamin E. Mackey,died December 13, 1857
  • Robert Kelsey born on April 12, 1786, died on September 30, 1866
  • Moses Kelsey born on March 28, 1788, left New York and went to Ohio
  • Nathaniel Kelsey born August 7, 1790, died in 1866
  • Mary Kelsey born June 3, 1792, married Samuel Jackson, died May 27, 1834
  • Elizabeth Kelsey born November 2, 1794, married William Mackey, died May 1, 1864
  • Jonas Kelsey born March 3, 1797
  • Noah Woolsey Kelsey born April 16, 1799, died March 7, 1890
  • John Kelsey born March 31, 1801, died April 10, 1876
  • Ruth Kelsey born February 5, 1804, married Samuel Rivenburg, died in Pennsylvania
  • Sarah Kelsey born April 19, 1807, married George Brownell

Death

Jonas died on November 12, 1837 at Preston Hollow. Sarah died September 21, 1851

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