McDonough County Biographies





W. G. Kelly

W. G. Kelly, farmer; P. O., Table Grove. Although a resident of McDonough Co., his western life has been spent principally in good old Fulton. Our subject was one of the "stand-bys" during the cholera scourge in Vermont in 1851. His wife and 2 children died with that dreaded disease. Great credit is due Mr. Kelly, Cephas Toland, Joseph Royle and others, for their untiring efforts to save the afflicted, and for the tender care they exercised over all stricken with the scourge. Mr. Kelly is a brother of the proprietor of the Kelly House, of Table Grove. He was born in Fleming Co., Ky., June 16, 1818; is now a prominent farmer of McDonough Co. Mr. Kelly improved the farm now occupied by David Corbit, one mile south of Vermont. He is the father of 5 children, of whom but 1 is living, - John W.

[History of Fulton County, Illinois; together with Sketches of its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Peoria, Illinois, 1879, page 660 & 663, Farmers' Township]

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