121. Mary O'Kelley was born about 1827. There can be little doubt that Mary is the unnamed daughter of Charles Dean O'Kelley. She and Overton named their first born son Charles Francis Dean O'Kelley, Francis Dean after Overton's father and Charles Dean after Mary's father. They named their second born son George Washington O'Kelley after Mary's uncle. When Charles Dean's father died Charles was a minor, Alethea Jane Macon tells us that his older brother George Washington O'Kelley became his guardian. George Washington O'Kelley would have been more like the grandfather Mary never had than her elderly uncle. Mary was likely named after her grandmother Mary Crowder as was the custom in that day and the final proof she was the unnamed daughter of Charles Dean O'Kelley and Mary Stamps is her third child, Susan is given on the census as born in Alabama in 1857. Charles Dean and Mary had moved to Alabama by this time and this is proven by yet another US Census that gives the place of birth for their last born male child, born in 1847 as Alabama. Charles and Mary followed the Stamps to Alabama and remained there until their deaths. Both Mary and Charles are likely buried in unmarked graves in the Stamps Cemetery in Lafayette Chambers Co Alabama.
Looking at the birth places of her children it is clear Overton and Mary had access to some wealth as they traveled very often to and from Georgia and at least once to Alabama. Working class people could not afford to travel as often as this couple did. Their wealth likely come from slavery.
Mary O'Kelley and Overton O'Kelley were married on 27 July 1848 in Walton Co Georgia USA.25 Overton O'Kelley was born about 1813 in GA. He died in 1868 in Arkansas USA. likely named after his maternal grandfather, Overton Harris. It seems certain that Overton was the son of Francis O'Kelley who was the son of Thomas. Overton lived in the same location in Walton Co as Francis and his other descendants and when Francis migrated to Arkansas, Overton and his new wife Mary soon followed to the same area in Arkansas and this is confirmed by Census.
Mary O'Kelley and Overton O'Kelley had the following children: