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JAMES F. KELLEY is the son of Francis and Mary B. Kelley, both of whom were Kentuckians.  James was born in Callaway county, Missouri, May 27, 1837.  He was partly reared in his native county, living there until he was about five years old.  His parents then removed to Linn county, and settled near Linneus.  Here James grew to manhood and received his education.  He began life as a farmer and continued in that occupation for several years.  In 1862, he learned the art of taking pictures and was engaged in that business three or four years.  In December, 1880 he purchased an interest in a livery stable at Linneus, and has been in that business ever since, the firm being Westgate, Kelley & Pounds.  Mr. Kelley was first married in January, 1866, to Miss Mary J. White.  They had one child who died, and Mrs. Kelley also died in July, 1862.  Mr. Kelley was subsequently married to Margaret J. (nee Fosher) Lambert, of Linn county.  Mrs. Kelley has been the mother of twins twice and of triplets once, making seven children at three births.  The triplets are still living. One pair of twins, and one of the first pair died.  Mr. Kelley has eight children living.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  He belongs to no secret order.
(Source: "HISTORY OF LINN COUNTY", pp. 402-482. Transcribed By: Chris Davis)  



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