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Pedigree and Ancestral Histories of Nancy Lynn Kelly

Army Sgt Robert Leroy Kelly

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The primary purpose of this website is to collect and categorise Nancy Lynn Kelly’s family history and genealogical proofs. The secondary purpose is to collect and categorize information on the places those ancestors lived. Tertiary information concerns the use of DNA testing in genealogy and links to relatives’ DNA results, family DNA registries, etc. All of the pages in the above three categories also have an "about" page describing the format and purpose of the page in detail and a "help" page describing research and formatting issues that require help. All pages contain links in the left column for further research or for genealogical and historical proofs.

All available records for Nancy's ancestors list them as white. Her autosomal DNA confirms this, showing 84.57% Western European and 15.43% Eastern European (1).

On 10 December 2013, Nancy (along with her sons, Edwin Hardee Turlington jr, Lance Britton Turlington, and Ed’s sons Edwin Hardee Turlington III and Hoss Britton Turlington) became a life member of the First Families of the Twin Territories under eight pioneer ancestors. (2) The FFTT is a hereditary society for descendants of Pioneer and Indian families who were residents of Oklahoma Territory or Indian Territory on or before the date of statehood (16 November 1907). On 27 August 2013, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution admitted Nancy’s sons under her sixth great grandfather, Alexander Fullerton (3). Nancy’s Revolutionary ancestors also include her 4th great grandfather, Revolutionary Soldier, Scout and Defender of the Virginia Frontier, Daniel Harman, (4), Edgecombe County Sheriff and Militia Soldier Elias Fort jr (5),Valley Forge Veteran Private John Moody (5), Leonard Davis (6), Abraham Swango (7), William Rasco (8), and William Amos (9).

Alexander Fullerton’s grandson, John McCune Fullerton, was the first white man to permanently settle in the southwest octant of Missouri. Other notable descendants of John McCune Fullerton include Samuel Fullerton Sr, the first presiding judge of Oklahoma’s 13th Judicial District (10), and Hollywood actor Brad Pitt (11), and bestselling true crime author, community organizer, and justice warrior, Edwin, “Hoss” Hardee Turlington II, of Jay, Oklahoma.

Nancy belongs to the Cowskin Prairie Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, along with her Daughter in Law, Julie (nee’ Hoss) through Nancy’s 2nd Great Grandfather 2nd Lieutenant John Duke Kelly. (12) 2Lt Kelly was a Missouri Partisan ranger, Bushwhacker, and Boat burner for the Confederacy prior to pioneering Afton and Grove, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

Nancy married Edwin (Ed) Hardee Turlington Sr. (13) in 1964 at Miami Oklahoma. They met while attending NEO A&M Jr College. Ed attended on a football and track scholarship from Satellite Beach Florida and Nancy attended on an Ottawa County Junior Miss scholarship from Afton, Oklahoma. They had two children: Edwin Hardee jr and Lance Britton. Ed and Nancy’s marriage ended in divorce in 1984. Ed and both his sons are veterans of Oklahoma's 45th Infantry Brigade. Ed served in the active duty Air Force during the Vietnam war.

(10) William Amos DAR #A002283, Susannah Amos, Samuel Moody, Isaac Moody, Jeanette Moody, Pinkney Tell Mann, Charles Taylor Mann, Mabel Frances Mann, Myrle Maxine Simmons, Nancy Lynn Kelly (10) John Duke Kelly and Muta Angeline Davis, their son William Kelly and his wife Emma Gertrude Baugher, Emma's parents Phineas Albion Baugher and Ann Harmon, and Ann's parents Adam Harmon and Nancy Swango. (11) Ed was born at Vero Beach, Florida in 1945 to Richard Edwin and Theresa Genice (Hardee). See Turlingtons.org

(1) nancysfamily.org/nancydna.htm

(2) nancysfamily.org/ff.htm John Duke Kelly and Muta Angeline Davis, their son William Kelly and his wife Emma Gertrude Baugher, Emma's parents Phineas Albion Baugher and Ann Harmon, and Ann's parents Adam Harmon and Nancy Swango.

(3) Alexander Fullerton SAR #188457, Thomas Elder Fullerton, John McCune Fullerton, Laban Taylor Fullerton, Mary Catherine Fullerton, Charles Taylor Mann, Mabel Frances Mann, Myrle Maxine Simmons, Nancy Lynn Kelly.

(4) Daniel Harmon DAR #A050794, SAR 95420, Henry Harmon, Adam Harmon, Jessian Harmon, Emma Gertrude Baugher, Robert Leroy Kelly, Nancy Lynn Kelly

(5) Elias Fort jr, Captain Warren's Company, Edgecombe County Militia, North Carolina. Source: Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774 .

(7) Leonard Davis DAR #A030530 , Leonard Davis jr, Mary Polly Davis, Phineas Albion Baugher, Emma Gertrude Baugher, Robert Kelly, Nancy Lynn Kelly

(8) Adam Swango, DAR #A111615, Samuel Swango, Abraham “Little Abe” Swango, Nancy Swango, Jessian Swango, Emma Gertrude Baugher, Robert Leroy Kelly, Nancy Lynn Kelly

(9) Captain William Rasco (Roscoe) DAR #A097630, born circa 1755, Northampton County, Virginia Colony, died May 1806, Stewart County, Tennessee Service Source: North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Volume C, Page 20, Folio 643, Roll #S. 115.45; Pension of Amos Rayner Service Description: 1) Bertie County, Militia Captain William Rasco (Roscoe) DAR #A097630, Freline Rasco, Ann Rawls Fort, Laban Taylor Fullerton, Mary Catherine “Kay” Fullerton, Charles Taylor Mann, Mabel Frances Mann, Myrle Maxine Simmons, Nancy Lynn Kelly

(10) William Amos DAR #A002283, Susannah Amos, Samuel Moody, Isaac Moody, Jeanette Moody, Pinkney Tell Mann, Charles Taylor Mann, Mabel Frances Mann, Myrle Maxine Simmons, Nancy Lynn Kelly

(12) Alexander Fullerton SAR #188457, Thomas Elder Fullerton, John McCune Fullerton, Sarah Green Fullerton, Henry Thomas Williams, Emory A Hillhouse, Hal Knox Hillhouse Jane Etta Hillhouse, Brad

Vernon County Partisan Ranger and Delaware District, Indian Territory Pioneer John Duke Kelly sr

John Duke Kelly was born on January 18th, 1830, to Missouri Territory Pioneers Thomas H. Kelly and Nancy Zumwalt Kelly. John lived in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, when John Brown attacked local citizens on December 20th, 1858. Already an indicted murderer at this point, Brown led the 1858 “Christmas raid”, with two dozen followers from Kansas. They attacked the Vernon County homes of James Lawrence, Isaac LaRue, and David Cruise . The raiders murdered the elderly Mr. Cruise in his home, held his wife at gunpoint, and robbed her of their possessions. By the end of the raid, the Brown gang had attacked several families and stolen 11 slaves, thousands of dollars’ worth of livestock, wagons loaded with farm equipment, food, clothing, bedding, and the farmers’ cash. According to the late Vernon County historian, Patrick Brophy, this raid contributed greatly to the fact that, per capita, Vernon County would provide more men to fight for the South than any other county in Missouri. John D. Kelly served as a lieutenant in the Missouri Militia organized by the Governor to patrol the county and fight off the abolitionist raids. Kelly later joined Company A, Seventh Cavalry Regiment, 8th Division of the Missouri State Guard, known locally as "The Vernon County Rangers", as a lieutenant under General Sterling Price. Kelly saw action at Carthage, Wilson's Creek, and the Battle of Dry Wood. They frequently operated independently on the borders, mainly in Vernon County protecting their own homes. These men were frequently referred to as "Bushwhackers", which means "one who beats the bush; an outdoorsman". John Kelly is named in an 1862 letter as a man who could take Southern fighters to both General Price and Quantrill, and Kelly was also identified by Frank James after the war as someone who rode with Quantrill. On April 27th, 1865, the SS Sultana was carrying over 2,300 passengers up the Mississippi River, mostly Union Soldiers recently released from Southern prison camps. The Sultana’s boiler exploded, sinking the boat and killing approximately 1,700 people. John Kelly was arrested swimming away from the boat and sent to a federal prison in Memphis. It is noteworthy that Kelly was a known associate of Quantrill and Frank James, as was Arthur McCoy, because McCoy was also the brother in law of Robert Louden. Louden was a Southern spy, Bushwhacker supporter and boatburner in St Louis. Louden claimed on his deathbed to have sunk the Sultana with a coal bomb, but the cause of the Sultana explosion remains disputed. Neither Kelly nor anyone else was convicted of the suspected sabotage. By 1874, Kelly had moved to Afton, Delaware District, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), where he misled government officials about his background and raised and raced horses into his old age. John Duke Kelly, Cavalryman, Partisan Ranger, “Bushwhacker”, and suspected Boatburner, died 14 February 1903 at Afton, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. He rests at Ballard Cemetery, Bernice, Oklahoma. Photo used with permission from Cantey Meyers's W.C. Quantrill and the Missouri Guerillas Collection at http://canteymyerscollection.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=702