(See Downing) -Thomas, son of Joel and Nellie (Quinton) Kelly was born in Polk County, Arkansas December 26, 1845. Married in November 1867 Valera Arkansas Britton, born in 1847 in Sebastian County, Arkansas.
They were the parents of Bessie Kelly born at Westville, December 23, 1891. Educated at Centralia.
Married at Centralia December 24, 1912, Charles N. son of William and Nancy Newman.
They are the parents of Howard Lee, born February 22, 1914; Dellas Wayne, born June 12, 1916 and Charles Kelly Newman, born March 13, 1920.
Mr. and Mrs. Newman are farmers, near Centralia.