By Earline Smith Crews
Guest Writer 

Revolutionary war soldier Peter Kelly


March 19, 2020

Little Miss Jimma Leigh Hawthorne, a Flomaton Elementary 3rd grade student, claims the proud distinction of being the 9th Great Granddaughter of Peter Kelly, Patriot. Peter O'Kelly was born in County Limerick, Ireland in 1751. Leaving Ireland with his family for the New World, Peter landed in Annapolis, Maryland in June of 1766. Peter dropped the "O" from his name to begin a new life in America to be known forever after as Peter Kelly.

Peter, age fifteen and an apprenticed cabinet maker to his uncle William, had sailed the ocean with William and his family to Maryland. Also traveling on...

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