146. Dr. Thomas Katlett O'Kelley was born on 20 October 1833 in the southern portion of Buncombe Co which became Henderson Co, NC in 1838. I suspect he is named after a Thomas Catlett his maternal grandfather. The Catletts appear in Granville Co NC. He served in the Arkansas Union Cavalry as a Sergeant in 1864–1865 in MO. He appeared in the census in 1870 in German, Bollinger, Missouri.80 Thomas served in the military Veteran Schedules in 1890.81 He received a Civil War Pension in 1890 in MO. He died in October 1923 in Patton, Bollinger Co, MO. He was a Physician having attended Washington University Medical School in St Louis Mo a education that cost him $250.00. He was a large landowner and was in the Union Army in 1864,2nd Ark Cavalry. Dr O'Kelley kept a family bible but it seems to have disappeared so no one alive today knows if there were his bible but family tradition stories say that Dr O'Kelley created five pages that contain his ancestry on pages taken from an old dictionary and he inserted them into his Bible and was said to be used as proof of age for his Civil War Pension Application. I find this story credible. If you are not a genealogist, and haven't been researching your family, you might not want to write records into your favorite family bible if you have no means to confirm their truthfulness. It is also his bible had no family tree pages in it so it makes sense to add pages from some other source. If one didn't care about their bible, this would not be a big deal so I find this story credible.
Dr Thomas Katlett O'Kelley and Margeret Ann Capehart were married on 14 July 1857.
Thomas Katlett O'Kelley and Margeret Ann Capehart had the following children: