Descendants of Josiah Forth

Generation No. 1


1. JOSIAH FORTH He married CELAH.

Notes for JOSIAH FORTH:

taken from Barren County, KY Deed Forum:

From: Josiah Forth and wife Celia
To: Samuel Roundtree
Date: 7 Aug 1806
Type: Land on South Fork of Beaver Creek
Names Cited: Dabney, Frederick Moss
Barren Co Deed Book B, p. 106.

Children of JOSIAH FORTH and CELAH are:

2. i. LARKIN FORTH, b. 1798, Warren County, KY.

3. ii. MELINDA FORTH.

Generation No. 2

2. LARKIN FORTH (JOSIAH) was born 1798 in Warren County, KY. He married NANCY CLAYBORN LIGHTFOOT October 12, 1819 in Warren County, KY, daughter of CLAIBORNE LIGHTFOOT and ELIZABETH WRAY. She was born Abt. 1802 in Hawkins County, TN.

Children of LARKIN FORTH and NANCY LIGHTFOOT are:

4. i. ELIZABETH ANN FORTH, b. August 08, 1820, Warren County, KY; d. March 10, 1900, Springfield, MO.
5. ii. WILLIAM CARROLL FORTH, b. Abt. 1828.

3. MELINDA FORTH (JOSIAH) She married WILLIAM BIRDSONG December 21, 1818 in Warren County, KY.

Children of MELINDA FORTH and WILLIAM BIRDSONG are:

i. SARAH BIRDSONG.

ii. WILLIAM BIRDSONG, JR.

iii. MILEDGE BIRDSONG.

iv. JOHN CALVIN BIRDSONG.

Generation No. 3

4. ELIZABETH ANN FORTH (LARKIN, JOSIAH) was born August 08, 1820 in Warren County, KY, and died March 10, 1900 in Springfield, MO. She married JOHN WILLIAM KELLEY March 19, 1838 in Allen County, KY, son of GILES KELLEY and MARTHA DEJARNETTE. He was born March 13, 1816 in Barren County, KY, and died June 21, 1899 in Ash Grove, MO.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAM KELLEY:

John was a Millwright.

Children of ELIZABETH FORTH and JOHN KELLEY are:
i. FRANCIS MARION KELLEY, b. March 22, 1839, Barren County, KY; d. February 04, 1930, Ash Grove, MO; m. FRANCES MOORE (FANNIE) COLLINS, March 12, 1861, Hart County, KY; b. May 17, 1845, Hart County, KY; d. February 03, 1920, Ash Grove, MO.

ii. THOMAS J. KELLEY, b. February 18, 1842, Allen County, KY; d. OK; m. ANTHER BUTLER, Hardyville, KY; b. July 04, 1842, Hardyville, KY; d. OK.

iii. JOHN WILLIAM KELLEY, JR., b. June 09, 1845, Barren County, KY; d. July 28, 1914, Springfield, Greene County, MO; m. CATHERINE BRITT, March 25, 1869, Barren County, KY; b. February 04, 1853, Lucas, Barren County, KY; d. December 22, 1937, Springfield, Greene County, MO.

iv. EUIN DICK KELLEY, b. July 12, 1847, Barren County, KY; d. July 20, 1923, County Farm, Greene County, MO; m. (1) AMANDA E. COLLINS, January 06, 1870, Hart County, KY; b. February 07, 1847; d. Prob in Greene County, MO; m. (2) SUE BURNETTE, June 25, 1893; m. (3) MARY ANN "MOLLY" CRULL, April 29, 1896.

v. ELZIRA A. KELLEY, b. May 12, 1849, Barren County, KY; d. April 20, 1917, Springfield, Greene County, MO; m. (1) SAM BEVILL; b. 1850; d. Springfield, Greene County, MO; m. (2) ASA BARR, Abt. 1865.

Notes for ASA BARR:

Elzira and Asa also had two sons.

vi. EUGENE LARKIN KELLEY, b. April 06, 1852, Glasgow, KY; d. January 28, 1923, Rogers, AR; m. (1) MARY SUSAN HARDY, February 25, 1873, Hart County, KY; b. July 09, 1848, Hart County, KY; d. June 14, 1901, Ingalls, MO; m. (2) MARTHA, Aft. 1874.

Notes for EUGENE LARKIN KELLEY:

He was a carpenter and traveled from Missouri to Eastern Colorado to help his son, Virgil and family build a frame home which was completed in 1921.

Notes for MARY SUSAN HARDY:

Mary Susan Hardy was born July 9, 1848, in Hart County, Kentucky, was converted at about sixteen years of age and joined a Baptist Church in Kentucky. She was married February 25, 1873, to Deacon Eugene L. Kelley. She died on June 14, 1901 after a lingering illness. The mother of eight children, five boys and three girls. Three preceded her to the better land. Willing and anxious to go, but at the same time desired to stay with her family. She made all arrangements for her burial, requesting that the writer who had been her pastor for two years, conduct the funeral. She left her husband with a smile and quietly passed away. Hopewell Church has lost one among her best members. She expressed a great desire for the prosperity of the Church, and the salvation of the lost.

By B. F. Chamberlin


vii. ELIZA JANE CATHERINE KELLEY, b. August 11, 1855, Barren County, KY; d. 1896; m. THOMAS STEPHENS BRITT, March 01, 1876, Brownsville, KY; b. July 06, 1851, Lucas, Barren County, KY; d. June 12, 1928, Glasgow, KY.

5. WILLIAM CARROLL FORTH (LARKIN, JOSIAH) was born Abt. 1828. He married EDITH LIGHTFOOT, daughter of WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT and SARAH WRIGHT. She was born Abt. 1830 in Warren County, KY.

Children of WILLIAM FORTH and EDITH LIGHTFOOT are:

i. EMILY FORTH, b. 1849, Warren County, KY.

ii. JOHN W FORTH, b. 1851, Warren County, KY.

iii. JULIA FORTH, b. 1853, Warren County, KY.

iv. ELIZA JANE FORTH, b. 1855, Warren County, KY.

v. JOSEPH E FORTH, b. 1858, Warren County, KY.