Glendale Stagecoach Inn on Beaver Creek

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Kelley Family


Jesse Kelley and his brother Levi, settled on Beaver Creek. Jesse farmed on middle Beaver Creek and hauled his produce by wagon to the mining town of Leadville. He also built several plumes for the water ditches. In 1890, Jesse built a large white frame house on Beaver Creek. He also planted fruit trees and built a large haybarn. “Uncle Jesse” had black hair and a black beard. “Aunt Marthy” was a kind-hearted woman who made delicious berry jam from the berries along the banks of Beaver Creek, which she served with her hot-from-the-oven homemade biscuits.” They had four children: John H., Ella, Levi T., and Pearley, who was crippled and raised bees, and sold the sweet honey to friends and neighbors.

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