I am sorry, I gave my e-mail address as firstname.lastname@example.org.It should be email@example.com.
I have a thousand and one questions about prior research. I have searched a number of counites in southeast Kentucky and southwest Virginia and cannot find the marriage of William Kelly/Kelley and Elizabeth Ramey/remy/etc.
I have not been able to get an exact list of marriages for Wsshington Co., VA.There is a Samuel Kelly there that appears to fit the one that shows up in 1840 in Floyd Co., Ky.It is proven that he had a daughter Mary "Polly" by her marriage bond which gives her father as Samuel Kelly. Then Samuel Kelly names "my son" Joseph as his executor in Johnson County, KY in 1844. William named his first son Samuel and later named a son Joseph.He also had a daughter Mary, but that was the name of his wife's mother, also. I have not been able to find out what became of the land of Jospeh L. Kelly.It does not appear he sold it after 1844 in Johnson Co.It doesn't look like he did while that part was still Floyd.