Pat Conley sent some very interesting and pertinent photos and text of Pat Kelly–a Kelly Lake pioneer and legend.
With Pat’s knowledge, generosity and time, we were able to put together a somewhat-telling chronicle of Pat Kelly’s and his heirs’ contributions to Kelly Lake and the Hickory area. You will also find this in “Kelly Lake History” under “Categories”. Thanks, Pat, for going through your archives to share with us! Roger
This from Pat:
I am the great-great grandson of Pat Kelly. Pat Kelly’s daughter, Mary Jane Kelly, married John C. Gilligan. Their son, Tom Gilligan was my grandfather. Tom’s daughter, Elizabeth was my mother.
Above, an interesting tidbit that ‘warrants’ one’s attention!
Pat Kelly (1815-1903) and his kids, John, James, and Emily. His wife, Margaret, can be seen in the back.
Kelly Family Cemetery stones rescued many years ago by Clifford Rice and eventually placed in Kelly Brook Cemetery.
Pat Kelly’s daughter, Rose Anna Kelly, married Gustave Yance.
Rose Anna Kelly, daughter of Pat Kelly, and her husband, Gustave Yance. They lived about 1/2 mile south of Cty M on Cty K. Gus donated the land on Cty K for the Old Oak School which is now a residence.
Rose Anna Kelly Yance (1856-1892) and her children. Rose Anna was the daughter of Pat Kelly and Margaret Moore. She married Gustave Yance in 1872 and they lived about a 1/2 mile down County K. Gus Yance donated the land for the Old Oak School on Cty K which is now a residence.