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Clark Kellison was born September 3, 1844 in the Swago Community near Buckeye, then the State of Virginia, his parents being Daniel and Elizabeth McNeill Kellison. He served during the Civil War as a Union soldier and fought in the battles of Philippi and Droop Mountain under Gen. W. W. Averill. Kellison is pictured here on his dapple-grey horse given to him when he was discharged at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, on May 25, 1865. He returned to Buckeye in September 1865 and married Catherine Duffield, granddaughter of Moses Moore, the pioneer of Knapps Creek. Their eight children were Jennie, Delilah, Porter, Cornelia, Owen, George, Lucy and Ivy. Clark Kellison died March 19, 1917 and is buried at the Kee Cemetery between Buckeye and Marlinton, W.Va. Courtesy of Doug Jackson, ID: PHP000789

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