On This Date in History….March 4th

March 4, 1869

Ironton Register, March 4, 1869 – GRANT FURNACE – Today Messrs. WD Kelly & Sons [Lindsey and Ironton Austin Kelly] have named their new furnace, about which there has been so much talk of late. They have not yet decided as to the exact location, as the Council will not act on their petition till this evening. But should the City council not vacate the streets and alleys prayed for, they will build between Fourth and Fifth streets., just above Mr. Kelly’s residence. They have about eighty laborers employed chopping wood, getting out the timber and stone, digging ore, &c., and intend to commence work on the foundation of the stack next week, if the weather is favorable.

They expect to make cold blast charcoal iron. The firm name will be W. D. KELLY & SONS, Grant Furnace, Ironton, Ohio.


March 4, 1817

John Kelly elected first Sheriff in Burlington.

John Kelly, Rev., son of Luke and Mary (Keyser) Kelly, was born 3 Jun 1780 in Page Co., VA, and married (3053) Abigail Lambert, daughter of Josiah Lambert, who was born 1784. John, Rev., died 30 Mar 1859 and was buried in Lawrence Co., OH, Kelly-Collins Ce. Abigail died 9 Jun 1845.

Notes for John Kelly, Rev.: Another source says he was born in 1786. He was the first appointed sheriff of Lawrence County, Ohio. He died age 78y9m.

Notes for Abigail Lambert: Died age 71y4m.


3055 *Mary “Polly” Kelly  
3056 *Elizabeth “Bessie” Kelly  
3057 *Whitefield Kelly d. 17 Jan 1860
3058 *Darby Kelly  
3059 *Anna Kelly

More about the Kelly family HERE.

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