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John Van "J. V." Kelley

Male 1909 - 1992  (82 years)


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  • Name John Van "J. V." Kelley  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Nickname J. V. 
    Born 14 Dec 1909  Palestine, Anderson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jul 1992  Liberty County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried Pine Hill Cemetery, Pineland, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • This is my great grandfather, and at birth his name was simply JV Kelley. My grandfather told me the following story about how his father came to be named:

      "Papaw was named JV after his uncle John Van Kelley. When Papaw registered for the draft during World War II, the draft board would not take initial names. Many southern boys suddenly had to get names. Since Papaw knew he was named after his uncle, he naturally took the name John Van. But, that is not all. Many people born in the early 1900's did not have birth certificates. The draft board also made everyone get birth certificates. Papaw got a birth certificate, and it has John Van on it. On all official documents, he was John Van, but the family called him JV all his life. The men he worked with at the plant called him John."

      Sincerely,
      Rachel Kelley Franklin
      rach_kelley@yahoo.com
    Person ID I16017  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father George Alvis Kelley,   b. Abt 1868, Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1933, Concord, Anderson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Ella Redwine,   b. 15 Aug 1874, Anderson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1941, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married
    • They were also the parents of Valentine Stanton, Arthur Gilbert, and Stella Vivian KELLEY.
    Family ID F8987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bessie Mae McDaniel,   b. 3 Dec 1909, Fairdale, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 2004, Liberty, Liberty County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Y  [5
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F3582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Dec 1909 - Palestine, Anderson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jul 1992 - Liberty County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S667] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, (The WorldConnect Project is a set of tools, which allow users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers. The program used to day has a genealogy of its own. RootsWeb announced the launch of the World Connect Project on November 10, 1999 after staff members and users submitted 5.5 million records during a four-week beta-testing period. The WorldConnect Project continues to grow, and as of January 2004 had more than 312 million records. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications. It is a file format developed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). It provides a flexible and uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data, and allows you to share files with other researchers who may not use the same genealogy program.).

    2. [S549] Franklin, Rachel Kelley-Family Researcher (rach_kelley@yahoo.com).

    3. [S550] Sulser, Phil "Descendants of Willam C. Kelley", (http://members.aol.com/daisymaepet/KELLY.html).

    4. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Texas, Anderson County, Pr. 4 Enumerated 7 Apr 1930 ED 1-20 SD 18 Sheet 4A Stamped 273 ----71 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1038] McCary, Kay P. "Pine Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.

    6. [S334] Rootsweb, Texas Death Records, 1964 thru 1998.