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Thomas Francis Kelly From Donegal Ireland to Upper Canada-1800-1830 Nov 25, 2006
According to "Who's Where; A Guide To The Cemeteries of Rideau Township" edited by Jim Kennedy and produced by the Rideau
Heritage Board of Publication, Township of Rideau, in 1980, Thomas Francis KELLY [My G-G-Grandfather & father of my G-Grandfather, James KELLY] is listed as being buried in Christ
Church Anglican Cemetery which is located in Burritts Rapids,Oxford-on-Rideau Township, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada
with his wife Hannah BROWN KELLY. The transcriptions on the gravemarker read..."Thomas KELLY...Died...28, April, 1891 at age
90 years, and Hannah KELLY...Died 15, March, (The Year Is Blank?)Why the year of death for Hannah is not on the gravemarker {It is
smooth; as if it was never chiseled} is a mystery to me.

Thomas KELLY's place of birth on the Ontario Census of 1871 was listed as Ireland. Subsequently, I have information from his younger son's (Albert Kelly's) obituary that he was from Donegal His ethnicity was also listed as Irish. His religion was listed as Church of England, Anglican, making him Irish Protestant. His occupation was listed as a Labourer. This census also listed the district he lived in as Leeds & Grenville North, (070), Oxford-on-Rideau Township. By my calculations, he would have been born in approximately 1800, somewhere in Ireland.

According to the 1861,; 1871; & 1881 Oxford-on-Rideau Township, Grenville County Census, Thomas & Hannah KELLY had the following 15 children:

1.James KELLY...My G-Grandfather & their eldest son; Born in Burritts Rapids on 09, Sept., 1838. He is also found on the 1871 Census of Ontario & listed as follows: "Age 33; Birthplace: Ontario; Religion: Methodist; Origin: Irish; Occupation: Farmer; District: KENT (002); Sub-district: Harwich (D)..."
2. Susana KELLY...Born about 1841 in Upper Canada.
3. Mary KELLY...Born about 1842 in Upper Canada.
4. Sarah KELLY...Born about 1843 in Upper Canada.
5. Elizabeth KELLY...Born about 1845 in Upper Canada.
6. Naomi KELLY...Born about 1847 in Upper Canada.
7. Kezeth KELLY...Born about 1848 in Upper Canada.
8. Maria KELLY...Born about 1851 in Upper Canada..."On 22, March, 1851; Certificate # 004644...of Kemptville {year/75..remarks..} - Age
21. (Residence-) Born in ONT, married John ROSE. Parents: Thomas & Hannah Brown KELLY (Rel.-METH) WIT: IAS ROSE, MERRICKVILLE. THOMAS KELLY, OXFORD."
9. Sophia KELLY...Born about 1851 in Upper Canada.
10. Jamima KELLY...Born about 1853 or 1855 in Upper Canada.
11. Jarusha KELLY...Born about 1855 or 1856 in Upper Canada..."On
04, February, 1874; Certificate # 005468...of MERRICKVILLE {year/74 ...remarks..}...Age 20. (Residence - MERRICKVILLE) Born in Burritts
Rapids, married JAMES ALBERT ROSE-Parents: Thomas & Hannah (Rel-METH) WIT: WM & CATHERINE ROSE."
12. Martha KELLY...Born about 1857 in Upper Canada..."On 09, Jan., 1873; certificate#007325...of KEMPTVILLE year/73..remarks}..Age
20 (Residence-) Born in Wolford T, married Edmund FULCHER. Parents: Thomas & Hannah KELLY (Rel - ) Wit: Wm BROWN & Maria KELLY."
13. William KELLY...Born about 1859 in Upper Canada.
14. Thomas KELLY...Born about 1859 or 1861 in Upper Canada.
15. Albert KELLY...Born about 1863 or 1866 in Ontario.

I am attempting to locate where in Ireland [County Donegal or Donegal town]Thomas Francis Kelly was from as well as who his parents may were. Does anyone know who this Thomas Kelly of Donegal may have been?

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