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Edward Washington O'Kelley (b. May 27, 1838, d. December 08, 1918)Edward Washington O'Kelley (son of John Pendleton O'Kelley and Elizabeth Chastain) was born May 27, 1838 in Habersham County, Georgia, USA., and died December 08, 1918 in Hall County Georgia, USA.He married (1) Elizabeth Barnes on March 02, 1857 in Hall County Georgia, USA, daughter of Ransom Barnes and Sarah Barker.He married (2) Kitturah Hooper on December 09, 1880 in Hall County Georgia, USA.
Notes for Edward Washington O'Kelley:
O'KELLEY, EDWARD WASHINGTON
Company D, 1st Regiment, Georgia State Line, Civil War
Private, he was born May 27, 1838, in Habersham County. Edward and his wife had two children when he enlisted in the Blue Ridge Rangers; later he sired four more. All six were male, and four became Baptist Ministers. O'Kelley married Elizabeth Barnes, sister to Private John Barnes, in Hall County, September 2, 1857. She died after the war on August 27, 1879, and he married second to Kitturah Hooper in December 1880. He died December 8, 1918, and his family buried him at Concord Baptist Church, Clermont, Hall County. He had dark complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes, and was 5 feet 10 inches tall.
O'Kelley's name was on the initial roll taken at Dahlonega. His record was clean until the eighth roll when he was "Absent without leave." Edward W. O'Kelley was one of ten soldiers that left the command on the night of March 14, 1864, and he never returned. One month later he and his brother, Frank, took a Union Oath of Allegiance at Chattanooga.
Sources: Company D Muster Rolls; Georgia Department of Archives and History; Adjutant Generals Special Order #70, May 16, 1864, Georgia Department of Archives and History; Service Records, Georgia Department of Archives and History; Roll #130, Adjutant Generals Court Martial, Court Martial of Francis Tumlin, Georgia Department of Archives and History; and Four Families Through Georgia, Harold E. O'Kelley.
More About Edward Washington O'Kelley:
Burial: Unknown, Clermont, Hall County, Georgia, USA.
More About Edward Washington O'Kelley and Elizabeth Barnes:
Marriage: March 02, 1857, Hall County Georgia, USA.
More About Edward Washington O'Kelley and Kitturah Hooper:
Marriage: December 09, 1880, Hall County Georgia, USA.
Children of Edward Washington O'Kelley and Elizabeth Barnes are:
- John Elias O'Kelley, b. August 30, 1858, GA, d. March 15, 1926.
- Thomas Washington O'Kelley, b. December 14, 1860, GA, d. July 12, 1927.
- William Posey O'Kelley, b. May 30, 1863, GA, d. December 13, 1936.
- +Nathaniel Boaz O'Kelley, b. November 27, 1866, GA, d. August 07, 1946, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA.
- Artemus Franklin O'Kelley, b. September 04, 1871, d. January 01, 1945, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
- Joseph Pendleton O'Kelley, b. June 13, 1874, Raleigh, Wake County, North Catrolina, d. November 09, 1896, While in college studying to be Baptist Minister.