The 1850 census was the first to show all individuals, as well as age and birthplace. The Ancestry search yields 23 Kelsall individuals in 7 households.
New families that were established between 1840 and 1850 are described below.
Edmund Kelsall, Brandon, Jackson County, Iowa. The family of Edmond and Anna Kelsall first appears in the 1850 census. Edmund was born in England about 1815. Edmund, Anna and children Edmund, George and Mary arrived at New Orleans from Liverpool, 16 March 1843. A possible marriage is Edmund Kelsall married Anna Hancock, Brampton Derbyshire, 18 March 1834. Edmund died in 1881 in Brandon and Iowa records confirm that he was born in 1815 in Nottingham. From “Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”, Edmund Kelsall joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 26 June (May) 1842. He attended the Manchester, England Conference. He later affiliated with the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints before his death from stomach cancer”. Mary Kelsall from this family married Adamantus Cooley 21 January 1859 in Jackson County. William Kelsall from this family married Martha Wilson 4 September 1869 in Jackson County
Thomas Kelsall, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio – Thomas and wife Emma were born in England about 1820. Thomas Kelsall, son of Samuel Kelsall married Emma Gooch 4 November 1845 in Hamilton County Ohio.Children Caroline and Lucy were born in Ohio in 1846 and 1849. From his grave Thomas was born 3 December 1818 in Cheshire and he died 5 September 1898 in Cincinnati. Emma was born in 1829 in London and died 30 November 1884 in Cincinnati. Thomas arrived in Baltimore from Liverpool, 22 June 1841.From his age and father’s name, and the 1841 England census, I believe Thomas was from Ashton upon Mersey.
Samuel Kelsall, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri. This entry is indexed by Ancestry as Samuel Helson, born c. 1818 England, but it could equally be Kelsall. head of household. He was living with Mary E. aged 7 also born England, which is clearly the same name in the original but indexed by Ancestry as Kelsall. I have not found either of them in later census, but Mary is found in Pennsylvania church records as born in Ireland in 1843 and died in Philadelphia in 1904.
John Kelsall, New York, New York. John Kelsall age about 54 and Serena Kelsall age about 29 were both born in Germany. I have not found them in any other records. This may have been an adopted name.
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