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Subject: Re: [PA-PITTSBURGH] Jane Kelly
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:53:19 GMT

Thanks Al.
I will do that. I started this research before computers so I have an original big copy so I will dig it out.

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Al Lenkner <>
Subject: Re: [PA-PITTSBURGH] Jane Kelly
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:14:37 -0400


I didn't have anything to contribute but, just for the hell of it, I
took a look at the census. Based upon the way the data is entered,
Jane Kelly is the head of the household and she has Mary Neeld and
kids living with her. I would bet that Mary Neel is her daughter and
Mary's husband has died or left her for whatever reason. If Mary
Neeld was the head of the household, you would or should find Jane's
name at the bottom of the list, after William Neeld. Based on the
writing, the census taker had probably more education than most at
that time. Although the handwriting is a little too fancy for my
tastes, it is entirely legible. Take another look at Mr Everhart 3
lines above Jane's entry. It would take a lot of practice to make
the letter " P " like he/she did.


At 11:16 AM 4/23/2009, you wrote:
>Several weeks ago, I requested information in regard to a Jane
>Kelly. I have not received even one response so I am trying again.
>The 1850 Census, 2nd Ward, Allegheny City, has a Jane Kelly
>listed. The census states that she was 79 and b. in PA. As to the
>way people gave info for the census, I'm not sure she was b. in PA.
>Living with her was Mary Neel (40); John Neel (11) and William Neel
>(4). By the names and dates, I think the William is my
>g-grandfather, William H. Neal.
>For years I have been trying to find out who this Jane Kelly is in
>case there is a relationship or so that I can forget about her. Has
>anyone come across this Jane Kelly? At her age, she could be a widow.

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