William Kelly was born 1794 in Newberry County and died in 1860. He was married to Elizabeth Sims, daughter of Patrick Henry and Lucy Beaufort Sims. Plantations are mentioned in his will and the estate inventory listed 82 slaves. Their daughter Harriett Sims Kelly – Kelley married Dr. Charles W. Hodges, born in Hodges S.C. and practiced medicine in Maybinton and Fish Dam. They are buried in Fish Dam Meeting House near Carlisle, S.C. – Ronnie Abrams, 2008 *** They also had a daughter Sophie and a son William, who was studying medicine in 1850.
City Directories and History: In 2011, the owner of the William Kelly Collection provided them to R&R’s Co-Founders, for research and preservation purposes. The collection has subsequently been donated to an archival repository. The approximate 350 documents from this collection, are a remarkable history of one man’s business dealings along the Broad River, and his barge traffic along the river as far as Charleston, S.C. There hundreds of locations, individuals and commercial establishments recorded in these papers and R&R is proud to provide this information for your use.
Under the MORE INFORMATION / PDF link, found under the primary picture, is an incomplete listing of some of the names associated with this collection. And under each of the chronological groups listed below are folders consisting of hundreds of his papers. They are also used in miscellaneous location linking individuals and communities. For instance, if a receipt lists someone in Charleston, S.C. or Chester, S.C., the receipt is linked to that specific topic and geographic location.
DOCUMENTED PLANTERS USING HIS SERVICE:
John T. Hill of Hillside Plantation – Un. Co., T.D. deGraffenried – Chester Co., Richard Woods – Chester Co., Cpt. Johnson M. Woods – Chester Co., Sgt James Faucetts Woods – Chester Co., S.C., Rev. George B. Tucker – Union Co., James B. Jeter – Un. Co., Thomas G. Chalk – Cherokee Co., Thomas Johnston – Newberry, Co., W. Land and Littleton Land – Chester Co., Wm. D.C. Triplett – ChesterCo., William Sartor McJunkin Married a Kelly) – Union Co., J.B. Ellis – UN
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