Trying to find any information on Robert Henry Kelly born 1820 North Carolina

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I know he was born in 1820 in North Carolina and died in NC in 1904. He was married to Zylphia (Potter) Kelly and they lived in the Bladen? Pender  county area of NC. Buried at Canetuck NC. Its as if they both dropped from the sky because I cannot find any other info before this. I have been searching for years and keep coming up empty. Would love anything!!
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Here is a source that involves his son ..

Robert Kelly

mentioned in the record of Jones Hybred Kelly

Name Robert Kelly
Birthplace Nc
Gender Male
Wife Zylphia Potter
Son Jones Hybred Kelly
Name Jones Hybred Kelly
Event Type Death
Event Date 09 Aug 1941
Event Place Ransom, Columbus, North Carolina
Birth Year 1850
Burial Date 10 Aug 1941
Burial Place Freeman
Cemetery Union Cemetery
Residence Place Columbus, NC
Gender Male
Age 91
Marital Status Widowed
Race (Original) White
Occupation Farmer
Birth Date 21 Mar 1850
Birthplace Pender Co, Nc
Father's Name Robert Kelly
Father's Birthplace Nc
Mother's Name Zylphia Potter
Mother's Birthplace Nc
Additional Relatives X


"North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994," database, FamilySearch( : 2 July 2015), Robert Kelly in entry for Jones Hybred Kelly, 09 Aug 1941; citing Ransom, Columbus, North Carolina, fn 2291 cn 411, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,943,204.

here is a family tree source

"Born in North Carolina, USA on 18 Dec 1822. Robert Henry married Zilphia Potter and had 3 children. Robert Henry married Zylphin Potter and had 8 children. He passed away on 5 Apr 1904. "

and two Find A Grave entries with links to children ..

Here is a source that involves a daughter ..

 "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch( : 29 December 2014), Zelphia Kelly in entry for C. V. Pridgen and Sophia Kelly, 09 Jun 1873; citing Caswell Township, New Hanover County, North Carolina, reference P 421; FHL microfilm 276,116.

by Stanley Baraboo G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
edited by Stanley Baraboo
Thank you. I have all of this information already. I cant seem to find anything on Roberts parents. There are lots of other Kellys in the same area of NC  but I havent been able to make any connections at all.
Understand..  I'll look in that direction ..

In the 1900 census it states that his parents were born in North Carolina ..

They are certainly not found in the " Kelly Cemetery 
Newtons Crossroads
Sampson County
North Carolina, USA




Donnie ,

these are surname Kelly s in the 1830 federal census of North Carolina

Robert Henry would have been between 5 and 10 years of age.

I'm going through the list of results and filtering out any head of house Kelley who doesn't have a child counted in that age area.

Check it out ..


C'est Bon Magnifique .. BooDad
The 1900 census is interesting because of all the names listed around the Kellys. I know other branches have Flynns and Pridgens in them

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