Kelly Family Reunion


We are excited to announce the seventh Edward and Biddy Kelly Descendent family reunion. Thanks to all who joined us in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The reunion is scheduled for June 24, 2017 in Lebanon, Virginia. This will be a great opportunity to meet those distant family members you never knew you had. What better way to exchange genealogical information, obtain research, and gain valuable knowledge of our ancestors. An indoor facility,

the Russell County Conference Center, has been booked for the reunion and a catered lunch is planned for the attendees. We have selected a local caterer and the cost will be $20 for adults and $10 for kids (12 and under). A tour of the Edward Kelly Cemetery will take place in the afternoon. You can reserve your spot now and contact Otis Kelly for his address to send in your registration fees.


Dear Kelly Cousins,

Once again this year, both the Super 8 and Holiday Inn Express motels in Lebanon, VA have agreed to a special rate for members attending the annual Kelly Reunion.

Connie Cline, manager of the Super 8 has agreed to offer Reunion attendees a reduced room rate of $63.00 before taxes. The total rate will be $71.17 per night. We have tentatively blocked 30 rooms with a King sized bed. To get this rate, you need to call the motel directly at 276-889-1800 before May 31st and you should tell them that you are part of the Kelly Reunion group. This is the 7th year that Super 8 has given a preferred rate.

Amy Phillips, the new manager of the two year-old Holiday Inn Express, has also offered our attendees a rate of $85.00 per night before taxes. For those who have not visited Holiday Inn Express, they have an indoor swimming pool, kids stay free and they offer both a continental breakfast and a hot breakfast at their convenient breakfast bar. You will need to call this Holiday Inn Express at 276-880-0159 before May 31st and tell them that you are part of the Kelly Reunion group. We have tentatively reserved an initial block of five rooms.

Plan to arrive early enough to join us at the Bonanza Steak House on Friday evening for our “meet and greet” session. We may have a speaker this year.

Your cousin,

Paul Morehouse

Reminder, on Friday evening we will have dinner at the Bonanza Steak House on the east side of Lebanon, about one-two miles from the motel. Following the Saturday lunch, we will give attendees an opportunity to visit local family cemeteries.

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Cemetery and Biddy headstone fund.

We need your help!

We would like to contact as many descendants as possible. Please pass along this website and reunion information to all known descendants. Feel free to link this site on your favorite genealogical websites.

If you are interested in attending the reunion or receiving more information, please send us your name and town location. We thought it would be fun to keep a running list of all interested parties, as it would be interesting to see who might be attending and how far spread we have become.

If you cannot attend the reunion, please feel free to pass along information or share stories. We will attempt to post as much information as possible.

We started this site on March 25, 2009, please periodically check this site for further updates and information. We plan to add extensive genealogical information to this site, so please be patient as we continue to input our finds.


Who: Descendants of

Edward and Biddy Kelly

What: Kelly Family Reunion

When: June 24, 2017

Where: Lebanon, Virginia

Why: To connect, to share information


If you are interested in attending or receiving further information, please send us your name and home town.

List of those interested  in attending:

Add me to the List

Otis & Brandy Kelly:  Tenn.

E. Paul Morehouse, Jr.

Akron, OH

McCreash Family

Chesapeake, VA

The Phil Kelly Family

Austin, TX


Otis Kelly

Phil Kelly


Reunion Information

Date: June 24, 2017

Day: Saturday

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Lebanon, VA

Descendants of

Edward & Biddy Nugent Kelly

Family Reunion

June 24, 2017


Begin at 10: 00 am in Lebanon. After lunch, we will possibly visit the Edward Kelly Cemetery or another family cemetery (TBD).

Below are accommodations and other helpful links in Lebanon and surrounding areas:


Super 8

711 Town View Drive

Lebanon, VA 24266



Abingdon Accommodations

Brumley Cove RA Camp

21551 Brumley Gap Road, Abingdon, VA 24210-8525

  1. (276)944-4673‎

Tri-Cities Regional Airport:

For further information, please feel free to contact:

Linda Tate

Executive Director

Russell County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Director

Russell County Government Center - 131 Highland Drive

P. O. Box 926

Lebanon, VA 24266

276.889.8041 (v)

276.889.8002 (f)

Map Link to Lebanon, VA


The reunion will be held at the Russell County Conference Center.

139 Highland Drive

P. O. Box 548

Lebanon, VA 24266

I hope all can join us for the 7th annual Edward and Biddy Kelly Descendant Reunion. The past reunions have been a great success and we would love to see our attendance continue to grow. More than 60 folks were in attendance in 2012. We would love to see that number reach 100 in 2017. Please continue to spread the word to all your family, no matter how distant.

Due to weather and age, cemetery maintenance is always an issue. You can send donations to Otis Kelly for upkeep.


If you plan on attending the reunion, please send in your money as soon  as possible to Otis Kelly so we can get a head count. It’s $20 for adults and $10 for children. Free for 2 and under. Thank you.