Sixth Generation

860. Harold Ernest O'Kelley born 20 Mar 1925 and died 8 Dec 2000.

Harold Ernest O'Kelley and Alma Irene MIller were married. Alma Irene MIller and divorced in 1946.

Harold Ernest O'Kelley and Sarah Blanche Adcock were married.

.Sarah Blanche Adcock

Harold is the author of  Four families through Georgia: a southern history of the Adcock, Blackwell, O'Kelley, Yates and related families published in 1985.  The DNA results of a descendent of Thomas, descendent of Charles and a descendent of Benjamin prove that these three men were not brothers but cousins.  Thomas and Charles were likely 1st, 2nd, or 3rd cousins and Benjamin was likely their 6th, 7th or 8th cousins.  Because these 3 men did not have the same mother and because Charles names his first born daughter Elizabeth Dean O'Kelley it seems likely that Elizabeth Dean was the mother of Charles but not the mother of Thomas and Benjamin.  Elizabeth Dean's husband the father of Charles may have been William Dennis O'Kelley or he may have been James O'Kelley.  I suspect the reason the name Thomas Dean runs in the line of Thomas is because his mother was likely Nancy Dean. The name of Benjamin's parents is still unknown but because names ran in the Irish families his parents could have been a different James O'Kelley and Nancy aka Anna Dean.  

Harold Ernest O'Kelley and Sarah Blanche Adcock had the following children:



Sarah Elizabeth O'Kelley (private).



Ellen Blair O'Kelley (private).



Shannon Kathleen O'Kelley (private).



Harold Ernest O'Kelley Jr (private).


Obituary for Sarah Blanche Adcock

Sarah Blanche Adcock O'Kelley, 83, died August 8, 2011.

She was the cherished wife of Harold E. O'Kelley who predeceased her on December 8, 2000 after 51 years of marriage.

She was born in Lake Wales, FL, came to Brevard County in 1957, then she relocated to Texas in 1973. Sarah and Harold retired to Melbourne in 1999.

She is survived by daughters, Betts (Preston) Silvernail of Satellite Beach, Shannon O'Kelley of Miami, and Ellen (Lee) O'Kelley of Mt. Juliet, TN; son, Hal (Alicia) O'Kelley of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Cole and Lee Silvernail, Whitney Keels and Kelley (Allen) Eby, Grace and Sam Berler; great granddaughter, Sadie Harvey; and brother, Charles (Billie) Adcock of Fort Myers.

A memorial to celebrate her life will be at 1:30 pm Wednesday, Augst 10th at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Indialantic.