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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1174-1176 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

David Kelly was of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, where he was admitted a freeman and took the oath of fidelity in 1657. The records call him "David O'Kelly the Irishman." In 1676, he was taxed £2 6s 5d "toward the charhe of the late war." He had two grandsons who were known to be Quakers, and the supposition is that the earlier generations were of that society and came to America from the North of Ireland to escape persecution. David names in his will, proved 7 mo. 19 d., 1697, wife Jane, sons Jeremiah, Joseph, David, Benjamin, and daughters Sarah and Elizabeth. He had a son John, who died in 1690.

(II) Jeremiah, son of David and Jane Kelly, was of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, where he died 1728, 8 mo. 30 d. His wife Jane ———— died in 1727. In his will he names sons Joseph, Eleazer, Seth, John, daughters Mrs. Sarah Carpenter, Mrs. Hannah Eldridge, Mrs. Deliverance Baker; a son Jeremiah died in 1727. Seth and John Kelly were known to be members of the Society of Friends, and the entire family were most likely members.

(III) Joseph, son of Jeremiah and Jane Kelly, was born in 1684; married, in 1717, 12 mo. 19 d., Tabitha Baker, born in 1700. Children: Stephen, Anna, Sarah, Joseph and Jeremiah.

(IV) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1) and Tabitha (Baker) Kelly, was born 1728, 3 mo. 20 d. He married and had issue: Benjamin, Joseph, Eliphalet, Micajah and Daniel.

(V) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) Kelly, was born about 1758. He and his brothers went to Vermont, where they settled at Danby, Vermont, and Joseph removed to Wallingford, Vermont. He married and had issue.

(VI) Harry, son of Joseph (3) Kelley (as the name is now spelled), was born in Wallingford, Vermont, December 8, 1791, died there January 27, 1861. He was a wheelwright by trade and passed his life in Wallingford. He married Lucy Sabin, of the Massachusetts family, born in Wallingford, Vermont, September 30, 1790, died there March 19, 1882.

(VII) Harry Lewis, son of Harry and Lucy (Sabin) Kelley, was born in Wallingford, Vermont, January 6, 1829, died in Watervliet, New York, March 16, 1907. He was a wheelwright by trade and passed the greater part of his life in Wallingford. He married Clara Abigail Kelley, born in Wallingford, Vermont, May 5, 1837, is now (1910) living in Lansingburg, New York. Children: David Harry, see forward; and a son who died in infancy.

(VIII) David Harry, son of Harry and Clara Abigail (Kelley) Kelley, was born in Wallingford, Vermont, February 20, 1865. After leaving school he took up telegraphy and secured a position with the Bennington & Rutland Railroad as operator at Danby, Vermont. In 1881 he entered the employ of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Company in the same capacity. He was then promoted to train dispatcher at Troy, New York, continuing until his promotion to be train master of the Saratoga division. In 1909 he was transferred to the Susquehanna division of the Delaware & Hudson and still continues as train master of that division (1910). His promotion has been continuous and well earned. His residence is now in Watervliet, but for fourteen years, until 1898, he was a resident of Albany, New York, where he was an active member of the First Dutch Reformed Church. He was recorder of the consistory and deacon. He was always an active worker in the Albany Young Men's Christian Association, serving on the board of directors. He is now (1910) an active worker in the railroad department of Young Men's Christian Association work. He married (first) December 30, 1885, Lizzie Anna, daughter of Darwin Clark Pierce, born at Rutland, Vermont, 1865, died March 30, 1898. He married (second) October 9, 1902, Fannie Fern Lansing, born in Albany, New York, daughter of Professor John Pearse and Louisa E. (Martin) Lansing. (See Lansing VII.)

(The Lansing Line)

Gerrit Frederick Lansing, son of Frederick Lansing, of the town of Hassel, Province of Overyssell, came to New Amsterdam with three sons and three daughters, all born before leaving Hassel.

(II) Hendrick G., son of Gerrit Frederick Lansing, was born probably in Hassel. He was in Albany, New York, as early as 1666; died July 11, 1709. He married Lysbert ————; children:

  1. Libbite, married Daniel Bradt.
  2. Jacob H., see forward.
  3. Hendrick (2), married Jannetje Knickerbocker.
  4. Alida, married Isaac D. Fonda.
  5. Maria, married Hybert Gerritsie.

(III) Jacob H., son of Hendrick G. and Lysbert Lansing, died October 17, 1756. He married Helena, daughter of Frans Janse and Alida Pruyn, September 27, 1701; children:

  1. Alida, married Abraham Van Arnheim.
  2. Hendrick, married (first) Annetje and (second) Anna Onderkerk, probably sisters.
  3. Elizabeth, married John D. Van Arnhem.
  4. Franciscus, see forward.
  5. Gerrit, married (first) Ida Van Wie; (second) Elizabeth Van Schaick.
  6. Jacob J., married Hybertke [Hybertje?] Yates.
  7. Annetje, married Gerrit Van Schoonhoven.
  8. Johannes, married Maritje Huyck.
  9. Abraham, married Catherina Lieverse.
  10. Isaac.

(IV) Franciscus, son of Jacob H. and Helena (Pruyn) Lansing, was baptized July 18, 1708. He married, July 6, 1737, Maritje, daughter of Levinus and Catryna (Van Der Bergh) Lieverse or Lievense, and had children:

  1. Jacob Franse, married Janette Visscher.
  2. Helena, twin of Jacob F., married Nanning J. Visscher.
  3. Catherine, died in infancy.
  4. Rachel, died young.
  5. Anna, died young.
  6. Rachel, died young.
  7. Anna, twin of Rachel, died young.
  8. Rachel (3), baptized July 7, 1850.
  9. Levinius, see forward.

(V) Levinius, youngest child of Franciscus and Maritje (Lieverse) Lansing, was baptized June 23, 1754. He lived and farmed in the "Colonie." He married (first) Catharina, daughter of Dirk and Elizabeth (Wendell) Van Der Heyden. She was baptized January 5, 1752; married, March 11, 1770. Children:

  1. Catherine, baptized October 8, 1771.
  2. Dirk, born January 23, 1772.

He married (second) Maritje (Mary), daughter of Johannes and Alida (Van Vraken) [Van Vranken?] Pearse, of Schenectady, New York; she was baptized March 6, 1757, married October 15, 1780. Children:

  1. Alida, born June 4, 1783.
  2. Franciscus (Francis F.).

(VI) Francis F., son of Levinius and Mary (Pearse) Lansing, was born in the town of Watervliet, now Colonie, Albany county, New York, April 15, 1790, died at Albany, New York, April 2, 1872. He was always a resident of the town of Watervliet, Albany county, until late in life, and served nine terms as supervisor of the town. He was an old line Whig and later prominent in the Republican party. He served in the state legislature in 1841, representing Watervliet. He enlisted as a private during the war of 1812, and was successively promoted until he attained the rank of colonel. He married, January 23, 1811, Ann Lansing, born in Watervliet, New York, in 1789, died February 7, 1851. They were the parents of three sons and several daughters, Professor John Pearse being the youngest son.

(VII) Professor John Pearse Lansing, youngest son of Francis F. and Ann (Lansing) Lansing, was born in Watervliet, at "The Boght," October 24, 1822, died March 7, 1896. He was a graduate of Williams College, class of 1844, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He chose the profession of teacher and successively occupied prominent chairs at Knox Seminary; Carlyle Seminary, Schoharie county, New York; Washington Academy, at Cambridge, New York, and taught in public and private schools of the state. He was an instructor all his years, prominent and well known as an educator. Teaching was his greatest interest, and he sought neither honor nor preferment outside the schoolroom. He was alert and progressive in his thoughts and methods, keeping in close touch with modern educational advancement. He was an active member of the Presbyterian church, which he served as elder for many years. He opposed the liquor traffic strenuously and was a firm supporter of the doctrines of legal Prohibitionists. Professor Lansing married Louisa Esther Martin, born November 14, 1826, died March 27, 1885, at Watervliet, New York. They were the parents of ten children, of whom there are now living in Watervliet:

  1. Edgar Poe, born May 2, 1865; an electrician; married Kate Clepper, of Cohoes, and has
    1. Theodore Van Allen, born November 19, 1893, and
    2. Dorothy May Lansing.
  2. Elsie Maria, married, April 24, 1889, John Frederick Barthel, merchant, of Troy, New York, born at Whitehall, New York, January 8, 1862; children:
    1. Henry Lansing, born in Watervliet, February 1, 1893, and
    2. Ruth Esther Barthel.

    John Frederick Barthel was a son of Frederick, born in Germany, came to the United States when a young man, died in Watervliet, New York, February, 1884, at the age of forty-eight years. He married Ann Eliza Winters, born 1835, died at Watervliet, March 23, 1909. Ann Eliza Winters' mother was a Bedell, of the Woodbury, Connecticut, family of that name.

  3. Fannie Fern, born in Albany, New York; married, October 9, 1902, David Harry Kelley, born at Wallingford, Vermont (see Kelley VIII).

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