In line with the e-book A Family tree of the Descendants of William Kelsey, who Settled in Cambridge, Mass. in 1632; at Hartford, Conn. in 1636; and Settled at Killingworth, Conn. in 1663 by Edward Claypool and Azalea Clizbee, Joseph Kelsey was the fifth son and sixth baby of Mark and Rebecca (Hoskins) Kelsey, and was born about 1673 in Windsor, Connecticut.
Joseph married in 1697 to Joannes “Jane” DeCamp (1677-1739) in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Laurens Jansen and Aeltje “de Mandeville) DeCamp. That they had 9 youngsters, all in all probability born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, however there are not any delivery information for them:
* Mercy Kelsey (1698-1760), married 1722 Richard Cutter (1682-1756).
* Hannah Kelsey (1700-1777), married 1726 James Badgley (1699-1777).
* Joseph Kelsey (1702-1753)
* Mary Kelsey (1704-1748), married 1725 John Olliver (1700-1766).
* Benjamin Kelsey (1706-1765), married 1741 Hannah Atkinson (1708-????).
* Daniel Kelsey (1708-1759), married 1730 Jemima Clark (1701-1759).
* Ruth Kelsey (1710-1750), married 1730 Benjamin Ellstone (1712-1760).
* Phebe Kelsey (1713-????), married 1734 John Wooden (1709-????).
* Lydia Kelsey (1715-????), married 1740 Lewis Winans (1718-????).
Joseph Kelsey faraway from Windsor, Connecticut to Elizabeth, New Jersey across the time of his marriage in about 1697.
The primary file of “Joseph Kelsey, planter” in New Jersey is the acquisition of 100 acres of land in Elizabeth from Robert Morse on 13 December 1700.
Joseph Kelsey, planter, died testate earlier than 1 July 1742 in Elizabeth, New Jersey when his will, written 13 February 1739/40, was proved in Essex County Probate Court docket[1-2]. The need summary for Joseph Kellsey Sr. was revealed within the New Jersey Archives Calendar of Wills in Quantity XXX, web page 279:
1739-40, Feb. 13. KELLSEY, Joseph Sen’r, of Elizabeth City, Essex County, planter, will of: Two youngest sons, Benjamin and Daniel, land becoming a member of lands of Jonathan Miller and John Radley’s mill. Eldest son, Joseph. Daughters Lidia Winans, Marey Cutter, Hannah Badgley, Mary Olliver, Ruth Ellstone, and Phebe Wooden.
Executors — John Terrill, James Badgeley, Joseph Wooden.
Witnesses — William Crage, Nathaniel Messenger, Mary Hand.
Proved July 1, 1742. Lib. C. web page 491.
1 July 1742. John Terrill, of Elizabeth City, declines to behave as executor.
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