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KELLY, JOHN (?–?). John Kelly, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, received title to two labores of land now in Brazos County on July 19, 1824. The census of March 1826 classified him as a farmer and stock raiser aged between forty and fifty. At that time his household included his wife, Sally, four sons, and three daughters. Kelly was administrator for the estate of Elijah A. Roark and acted as guardian of the Roark children.


Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). William Barret Travis, Diary, ed. Robert E. Davis (Waco: Texian, 1966). Ernest Wallace and David M. Vigness, eds., Documents of Texas History (Austin: Steck, 1963).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"KELLY, JOHN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.