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The Black O'Kelleys Surname Project

Description: Researching the African American O'Kelly/O'Kelleys from Woodville, Wilkinson Co., MS. The slave matriach Ellen Mathews Fisher (b, 1843-abt. 1920 in Virginia) resided on the plantation of James Edward O'Kelley (b. 1824 - 1867) where he fathered her sons Daniel Smith and Will Dock O'Kelley (b. 1862-1930, 1867-1927 respectfully). Following J.E.O'Kelley's death, his brother John Beatty O'Kelley (b. 1836-1899) fathered a child with Ellen, Charles Edward O'Kelley (b. 1871-1943) Dan, Will & Charles migrated in the Mississippi cities of Magenta, Natchez and Greenville. Dan died in Greenville, MS; Will died in Memphis, TN; Charles died in Chicago, IL. Maiden names of female ancestral participants and male surname ancestral participants are included in the Surname Project list section.



Other surnames in Project

Fisher, Hildreth, Hillery, Hilliard, Huston, ICE, Jackson, Kelley, Kelly, Malcolm, Mathews, O'KELLEY, O'Kelly, Perry, Pickens, SMITH, Turner, Vanhook, Williams

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