Taking title to Rancho Agua Hedionda in 1870, Kelly successfully managed the sprawling rancho until his death in 1890. During this time he donated coastal land for construction of the railroad.
MATTHEW KELLY FAMILY
The ten children of Robert Kelly’s brother Matthew divided the rancho after their uncle’s death.
RANCHO AGUA HEDIONDA HACIENDA
Kelly descendants have lived in this hacienda for more than 150 years.
Matthew Kelly’s family grew up on a 10,000-acre homestead at Los Kiotes, now Carrillo Ranch, immediately south of Rancho Agua Hedionda.