17. Rev John Pendleton O'Kelley35 was born on 18 July 1808 in Oglethorpe Co, GA.29 He appeared in the census in 1840 in District 666 Habersham GA.36 In 1856 he was an itinerant preacher in Christian Church in Walton County, Georgia, USA.37 Descendent of Rev James O'Kelly John was buried in February 1878 at O'Kelley Cemetery in Monroe Walton Co Ga.29 He died on 4 February 1878 in HALL CO.GA..29
John P O'Kelley of Habersham Co GA appears on page 51 in the History of Gordon Co Georgia by Lulie Pitts published in 1933 as a land lottery winner between 1831 and 1838. This surely must be Rev John Pendleton O'Kelley. I have found not records to indicate that he lived on the land which is given as in the Seventh District Section 3 of Gordon Co GA. I find this of interested because Charles Dean O'Kelley was the first cousin of John P O'Kelley and Charles Dean O'Kelleys son, James Stamps O'Kelley moved to Gordon Co GA after he married Lucy England in 1845. They are the earliest O'Kelley's that I have found living in Gordon Co GA.
Rev John Pendleton O'Kelley and Elizabeth CHASTAIN appeared in the census in 1860 in WHITE CO. GA. Elizabeth CHASTAIN was born on 14 November 1805 in Pickens County, South Carolina, USA.29 She was buried in December 1877 at O'Kelley Cemetery in Monroe Walton Co Ga.29 She died on 25 December 1877.29 Elizabeth's twin sister was Nancy Chastain and she married William, the brother of John.
Rev John Pendleton O'Kelley and Elizabeth CHASTAIN had the following children: