Saturday, August 22, 2020

Boarding for Females, 1846 AL

This is an interesting bit of information from 1846. Sims Kelly & his wife, Mary Camp, established a place for young women to live while attending a Female Academy. Sim & Mary had 13 children, including 8 daughters. 

Sims & Mary (Camp) Kelly
Jacksonville, AL

Sims Kelly
11 March 1784 NC – 17 Jul 1860 AL
Son of William Stark Kelly & Mary Frances Durham

My 5th Great Uncle 

Mary Camp
20 January 1788 - 1 September 1864
Daughter of Samuel Camp & Mary Banks

Boarding for Females. The subscriber will furnish his house in Jacksonville, known as the Jacksonville Hotel, expressly as a Boarding House for Females during the next session of the Jacksonville Female Academy. The rooms are comfortable, and will be well furnished, and the house will be constantly under the care of Mrs. Kelly who will devote every attention to the boarders. She undertakes this mainly for the purpose of attending to the education of her own daughter. 

Sims Kelly
July 21, 1846

Source: Boarding for Females. (Jacksonville, AL, Jacksonville Republican, 19 Aug. 1846) 4; digital image, accessed June 2020).

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