He was the 4th child and 1st son of 9 children: (Siblings: Mary Ann, Brigid [Delia] + Winifred [twins], James, Stephen, Thomas, Michael, Patrick, and Luke.
His paternal grandparents were James Kelly and Anne Leneghan, who are listed as tenants (2a) in Griffiths Valuation 1847-'64 of Carrigeenagappul, Kilcooley Parish, agent, Joseph Kincaid. His maternal grandparents were Luke Beirne and Winifred McManus of Drisheane/Ballinameen.
He was a farmer and remained single. He resided in Cloncurr until he became sick.
James passed away in Corraslira, Roscommon Ireland on Nov 26, 1958, age 81 with his cousin Patrick Kelly (Corraslira) present at his death. He is buried in Killina Cemetery, Tulsk, County Roscommon, Ireland.
Cause of Death : (a) Myocardial degeneration (b) Senility
|Date of Birth||11th Feb 1877||VIEW SOURCE|
|Date of Death||26th Nov 1958||VIEW SOURCE|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||Thomas Kelly|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Elizabeth Beirne|
|Number of Siblings||8|
|Names of Siblings||Mary Ann, Brigid [Delia] + Winifred [twins], James, Stephen, Thomas, Michael, Patrick, and Luke|
|Place of Death||Killina Cemetery, Tulsk, County Roscommon, Ireland|