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Christina Kelso-Ball


John Kelso, Sr. b. 1779-80 in Ireland d. 1860 - 61 in Brookville, PA buried Old Jefferson Cemetery, Brookville. m. Isabella McMillan (McMullen) b. 1781 in Ireland d. 7-26-1852 in Brookville, PA burined Old Jefferson Cemetery, Brookville.

John brought his family to America in 1813, landing at Philadephia, PA, locating at McAlary's Fort in Huntingdon Co. He moved to Jefferson Co. in 1820. The family lived in the "Irish Settlement" in Rose, now Clover township, about 3 miles below Brookville. He was a member/elder of the Presbyterian Church.

Children of John and Isabella

Elizabeth (Lizzie) A. (poss. wed to Wilson M. Cochran on 6-9-1880)
Mattie B. b. 1858 m. Dr. Edmond D. Covert, son of Issac and Ann Kelso Covert on 3-14-1888 (marriage of cousins)
Martha Winifred, Jessie B., Daisy Idell
Martha S. 1858
Susan M. 1860 m. Clarence Fitzsimmons on 10-30-1879
David S. 1862 d. 3-24-1883 (logging accident)
Jessie M. 1865 m. William A. Antill b. 1867, son of Jessie and Susan Antill on 6-18-1890
Maggie Jane m. George T. Turner on 2-13-1885

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