James Preston Kelly

John Preston Kelly
June 15, 1851 – January 16, 1939

1851

James Preston Kelly was born on 15 Jun 1851 in Ridgeway, Fairfield, South Carolina, USA a child of William G Kelly and Elizabeth Nelson Kelly.

1870

James Kelly was counted in the census on 12 Aug 1870 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 8-year-old, male, white. Also in the home was William Kelly, Elisabeth Kelly, Cynthia J Kelly, Martha A Kelly, Luther Kelly, and John Kelly.

1880

James Kelly was counted in the census on 07 Jun 1880 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 17-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his was his father William Kelley; his mother, Elizabeth Kelley; and brothers, Luther Kelley, John Kelley, Adolphus Kelly; and Jacob Bryan, unknown relation.

1886

When he was 13, he married Lillie Perry in 1886.

1892

On January 22, 1892, James P Kelly was listed as the father on the birth certificate of Almeada Kelly.

1910

James P Kelly was counted in the census on 07 May 1910 in Fairfield, South Carolina, USA, as a 47-year-old, male, married, white, head of household. Also in the home was his wife; Lilly L Kelly; and their children; Almeda Kelly, Kate Kelly, Alma Kelly, Daisy Kelly, James Kelly, Willie Kelly, Mills Kelly, and Helen Kelly.

1920

J P Kelly was counted in the census on 10 Feb 1920 in Fairfield, South Carolina, USA, as a 57-year-old, male, married, white, head of household. Also in the home was his wife; Lilly Kelly; and their children; Janes E Kelly, Willie Kelly, Mills Kelly, Helen Kelly, Porter J Kelly, Sadie Kelly, and Mildred Kelly.

1928

On July 17, 1928, James P. Kelly was listed as the father on the death record of Alma Kelly Phillips

1930

James P Kelly was counted in the census on 02 Apr 1930 in Fairfield, South Carolina, USA, as a 67-year-old, male, widowed, white, head of household. Also in the home was his children; Mills Kelly, Sadie Kelly, and Mildred Kelly; daughter-in-law, Ruth H Kelly; and grandsons; Teddie Kelly and James Phillips.

1939

He died on 16 Jan 1939 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA at Baptist Hospital. James Preston Kelly was buried on 18 Jan 1939 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery. His cause of death was hypertrophy of prostate, due to age and shock.

KIRBY SERVICES THIS MORNING

Funeral services for James Preston Kirby, 66, of Ridgeway, were conducted this morning from Smyrna Methodist church by the Rev. Mr. Marlowe, pastor, assisted by the Rev. A. L. Willis, pastor of Bloomingdale Baptist church. Interment was in the churchyard.

Mr. Kelly was a lifelong resident of Ridgeway and was a member of the Bloomingdale Baptist church near there. He was a retired farmer. He died Monday night at the Baptist hospital.

He is survived by three sons, Porter Kelly and James Kelly of Winnsboro, and M. H. Kelly of Ridgeway; eight daughter, Mrs. W. J. Branham, Mrs. Lelia Peak and Mrs. J. H. Dinkins of Ridgeway; Mrs. E. N. Anderson of Florence, Mrs. Sadie Grooms of Winnsboro, Mrs. Kate Mattox and Mrs. S. R. Mattox of Blythewood, and Mrs. Mildred Knight of Kershaw; one brother, John Kelly of Blaney, 32 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Kelly rites this morning

Funeral services for James Preston Kelly, 66, of Ridgeway, who died at 11:45 Monday night at the Baptist hospital, will be conducted at 11 o’clock this morning from Smyrna Methodist church by the Rev. Mr. Marlowe, pastor, assisted by the Rev. A. L. Willis, pastor of Bloomingdale Baptist church. Interment was in the churchyard.

Mr. Kelly was a lifelong resident of Ridgeway and was a member of the Bloomingdale Baptist church near there. He was a retired farmer.

He is survived by three sons, Porter Kelly and James Kelly of Winnsboro, and M. H. Kelly of Ridgeway; eight daughter, Mrs. W. J. Branham, Mrs. Lelia Peak and Mrs. J. H. Dinkins of Ridgeway; Mrs. E. N. Anderson of Florence, Mrs. Sadie Grooms of Winnsboro, Mrs. Kate Mattox and Mrs. S. R. Mattox of Blythewood, and Mrs. Mildred Knight of Kershaw; one brother, John Kelly of Blaney, 32 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

January 18, 1939  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  Columbia, South Carolina
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January 18, 1939  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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“South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D13X-LD?cc=1417492&wc=M6Y6-C6D%3A30937101 : 18 April 2016), 004179166 > image 841 of 1647; Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.
Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Jon Davis

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