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Darlene E. Kelley
donkeyskid@webtv.net                              
May 9, 1999
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Historical Collections of Ohio
The Kelley Family Book compiled by Hermon Alfred Kelley   1897   
And Then They Went West
by Darlene E. Kelley    1998   
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    Irad Kelley and Harriet (Pease ) were married August 5th, 1819.  She
was born in Vermont, Sept 26,1800, died in Cleveland Feb11,1862, was the
daughter of George and Esther (Thompson) Pease.  She was of that family
known as the Enfield Peases.  Robert Pease, the progenitor of the
Emfield Peases, was the son of Robert and Margaret Pease of Great
Baddow, Essex Co., England.  He came from Ipswich, England in the ship
"Francis" in April1634, accompanied by his bother, John, and eldest son
Robert.  He settled at Salem, Mass., where he died 1644, aged 37 years.
His son John settled in Enfield, Conn.,where his decendants have formed
a considerable part of the population of the town ever since. George
Pease, her father, removed from Enfield to Vermont, where Harriet was
born, but soon after came to Hudson, Ohio with Squire Hudson. In the war
of 1812 he was commissary for Gen'l Harrison. stationed at Sandusky.  He
was a fur trader, and died in New Orleans, when he had gone for the sale
of pelts.  The Pease family emigrating first to America came from
England.  Their name has been common there for the past three hundred
years, or as far back as the registers have been kept to show it.  The
English Peases are said to be of German origin and their migration is
placed at a much later period than when the Saxons made their conquest
in England.  They came from Germany some four or five hundred years ago.
It would seem by the family coat of arms that the English Peases were in
Germany as late as A.D.971, as Otho ll, was monarch of Germany from 972
to 981 A.D.  Coats of arms granted by Otho ll, had as its crest an eagle
head erased, the beak holding a stalk of pa-haulm, which makes it appear
that the family had in some way been associated with the pea plant.
Harriet Pease was of the eighth generation in descent from Gov. Wm
Bradford.  Her great grandmother, the wife of Ebenezer Pease, of the
sixth generation was Mary Terry, who was the great grand daughter of
Alice Bradford, the grand daughter of Wlliam Bradford, the governor of
Plymouth Colony.  The Terry's were military men, Mary Terry's father,
grandfather and great grandfather all serving as officers in the
Colonial militia, as major, captain, and Sergent, respectfully, while
one of her brothers was a colonel in the Revoluntionary Army.  Harriet's
mother, Esther (Thompson ) Pease, wife of George Pease, was born in
Goshen, Ct.,Feb. 24,1777.  She was the daughter of Stephen and Mary
Walter Thompson.  She emigrated with her husband from Goshen, Conn.,to
Hubbardston, Vt.,and thence to Hudson, Ohio, in 1800 and from Hudson to
Cleveland about the close of war 0f 1812.  She was the one of the first
and oldest members of the First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland. For
thirty years previous to her death, she made her home wth Irad and
Harriet Kelley in Cleveland. In her eighty-fourth year she made a visit
to her son in Cuyahoga Falls, whre she took sick and died April 16,
1860.  Harriet (Pease) Kelley died Feb 11, 1862.  the Chldren of Irad
and Hariet are as follows; 1-- Gustavus bn;May 20,1820 was drowned
October 11,1824.
2-- George- bn;Sept1,1822; died at Kelley's Island, Ohio, Mar 26,1894;
Married Martha J. Eastland, daughter of Col. James and Mary (Swan)
Eastland, of Sparta, Tenn., ( formally from Virginia), Nov. 18,1847;
lived at Kelley's Island ,in a frame house, at the time of this writing
was still standing, which was built on the site of the first log house
of Datus Kelley.They had 7 Children. 4 which were still living at this
writing. 3--Mary--bn;Nov 9,1824; d;Mar. 26,1825
4--Edwin--Bn;Aug 2,1826; d; Nov 15,1862 at Cleveland, Ohio, M; Mary A.
Beebe, of Hudson, Ohio,Oct. 6,1852; she died Aug. 7,1872.  Edwin was a
physician. They had 2 daughters. 5--Charles--Bn; Sept.22,1828. D; Nov.
11, 1876.  M; Ada (Prosser), of Marietta, Ohio, Feb 11, 1866.  They
lived at Kelley's Island. No children. 6--Franklin--Bn; Mar 5, 1831. D;
Sept.29, 1871, never married. lived at Cleveland and Kelley's Island.
7--Martha Louisa-- bn; Feb.,23,1833, at time of this writing not
married. 8--Norman--Bn;July 9,1836. M; Mattie (Hanna), daughter of John
and Mary (Sterritt) Hanna,of Detroit, Micigan, Feb 7, 1872. They lived
at Kelley's Island until1894,when they removed to Cleveland. 9--Laura
Harriet--Bn; Mar 18,1839; m; William D. Hills, son of Nathan Cushman and
Sabrina Ann (Loomis) Hills of Cleveland,Ohio, Dec1,1863.  They had two
children; Norman and Robert. 10-William Henry Harrison--Bn;May
27,1841.d; Oct. 1886. M; Rose (Spencer), daughter of T.P. and Mary
(Reeve) Spencer, Oct. 10, 1866; William was a banker at Cleveland, Ohio.
They had two children; Henry Harrison and Reeve Spencer.

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