May 21, 2003

Pages 2736
Whole Number 129

QUERY
WHO WAS THE HUSBAND OF NANCY (KELLY) SPARKS, BORN APRIL 3, 1789?



In 1840, Sarah Kelly, widow of a veteran of the American Revolution named William Kelly, of Switzerland County, Indiana, made application for a pension based on her husband's service. William Kelly had been born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, on Nov 2, 1753, and was living in Frederick County, Virginia, when called into service; he died on January 21, 1834, in Switzerland County, Indiana. William and Sarah Kelly had been married in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, on September 14, 1786. The eldest of their eight children was a daughter named Nancy, born April 3, 1789. When her mother applied for a pension in 1840, Nancy's name was given as NANCY SPARKS. Who was her husband?

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