Third Generation

15. Charles Dean O'Kelley was born in 1795 in Mecklenburg Co, VA. He served in the military Company: 2 REG'T (THOMAS'), GEORGIA MILITIA in 1812 in GA.32 He appeared in the census in 1820 in Oglethorpe Co, GA.33 Charles appeared in the census in 1830 in WALTON CO GA. He died in 1865 in Alabama. He was buried in AL. Charles Dean and Mary are my ancestors and I am seeking the location of burial sites.  He may be buried in an unmarked grave in the Stamps Cemetery in Lafayette , Alabama which is where his father-in-law is buried. I have confirmed via the 1983 book A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County that there are few gravestones bearing names and his is not one of them but there reportedly are many unmarked graves.


Charles D O'Kelley appears as a Justice of the Peace in Walton Co Oct 24, 1833.  The above are actually 1833 documents signed in his own hand.  The document appears to be a revolutionary war pension application for Samuel Jordan.  The name of James Swords also appears on the document.  Charles is my great, great, great grandfather so this document is a wonderful find.

Appearing in the "Southern Recorder", Dec 14 1824, William and Elijah Barber on 29 October 1824 attacked Charles D O'Kelley and beat him so badly that William received six years for his part.

The Southern Banner Newspaper Archives
July 10 1840 page 3 unclaimed letter for C D O'Kelley at Monroe Post Office Walton Co GA.

Charles Dean O'Kelley and Mary Polly STAMPS were married on 12 October 1820 in Oglethorpe Co, GA.34

 Mary "Polly" STAMPS was born on 28 January 1803 in Oglethorpe Co, GA. Mary was the daughter of James Stamps (1759) and Sarah Johnson and sister to Dicey Stamps the wife of brother James O'Kelley and sister of Sarah Stamps who married Francis Dean O'Kelley.  It is unknown as to when she died or where she is buried although some claim she died in 1850 and is buried in Oglethorpe Co but according to the 1880 US Census William H was born in Alabama so she may have been living there when she died and is buried probably in the Stamps Cemetery in Lafayette  Alabama.  I am certain that Polly is the nickname she used because Polly was a common nickname for someone named Mary.  To name a child Mary Polly would be the same as naming her Mary Mary. 

Polly is a common nickname for someone named Mary.  To name a child Mary Polly would be the same as naming her Mary Mary. 

Stamps Family Tree

Charles Dean O'Kelley and Mary "Polly" STAMPS had the following children.  To my knowledge we have nothing to tell us this lists is correct or in the right order.

76 i. Sarah Stamps O'Kelley was born about 1821  (not proven, likely named after Sarah Johnson the wife of James Stamps and the mother of Mary Stamps.)



James Stamps O'Kelley.  My Ancestor 



Mary O'Kelley



Martha O'Kelley was born in 1830.



Elizabeth O'Kelley was born in 1833.



Louisa O'Kelley was born in 1836.



Charles D. O'Kelley was born in 1841.



DICEY F. O'Kelley was born in 1844.



William H. O'Kelley.