Fourth Generation

74. William Alvin O'Kelley was born on 11 May 1831 in Oglethorpe Co, GA. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Anderson, Banks, Georgia.64 He died on 2 November 1905 in BENTON ARK.. William was buried in Benton, AR.65 OCCU WAGON MAKER,POST MASTER
I received the following email and have no connection, that I am aware of, w/ these O'Kelleys. I felt it should be posted in case someone else can make a connection. Lona

I am a consultant for the Historic Resource Foundation(

We are preparing to "work" a cemetery in Benton Arkansas and in preperation of this a great deal of research is done. Hence why we are in contact.

Our objective at this site will be to cross reference records from a very old church as well as define the perimeters of the site, clean headstones and possibly discover other markers that often get buried due to neglect or time.

The current site is a bit of a mystery, yet we have some very defined records, the family O'Kelley appears frequently.

O’KELLEY, Gurvis E.
Oct. 3, 1907
Jan. 12, 1981

O’KELLEY, Henry W.
Jan. 11, 1881
Oct. 28, 1918

O’KELLEY, Florence (Croxton)
Apr. 16, 1877
Nov. 15, 1953
*2nd Wife of John H. O’Kelley

O’KELLEY, Henry Ellen
Jan. 6, 1919
May 1, 1921

Oct. 7, 1854
Nov. 2, 1921

O’KELLEY, Armonteen (Sanders)
Sept. 20, 1884
Aug. 8, 1959
*Wife of Leonard O’Kelley

O’KELLEY, Leonard
Oct. 20, 1879
June 24, 1959

O’KELLEY, Mary J. (Rucker)
May 24, 1860
Mar. 26, 1904
*1st Wife of John H. O’Kelley

O’KELLEY, Rhoda (Ramsey)
Feb. 4, 1888
June 9, 1956
*Wife of Henry W. O’Kelley

O’KELLEY, William
No Dates

O’KELLEY, William Alvin
May 11, 1831
Nov. 2, 1905

If you can give us any insight into the family, i.e the reasons for moving to Ark etc that would be most helpful.

Thank you so much, Kassandra

William Alvin O'Kelley and LUZIMA Rebecca White were married on 8 January 1852. LUZIMA Rebecca White was born on 17 April 1832. She died on 18 January 1892.

William Alvin O'Kelley and LUZIMA Rebecca White had the following children:



George W. O'Kelley was born on 27 December 1852. He died on 6 March 1861.



John Henry O'Kelley.



AUGUSTUS Franklin O'Kelley.



LAVINNAH Elizabeth O'Kelley was born in 1858. She died in 1861.



Thomas William Jackson O'Kelley was born in 1862. He died in 1863.



Robert Hardman O'Kelley was born on 19 December 1868. He died on 18 June 1891.



Mary Ann Rebecca O'Kelley.



Sarah Frances O'Kelley was born in 1873. She died in 1937.