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The Family of John Duggan Keeler and Mary Ann Baker
Keeler Cousins - Genealogy and Photo Album

Ancestors of Paulette Cunningham

 

1. JOHN DUGGAN KEELER was born October 24, 1807, and died July 13, 1885 in Sevier Co TN, the son of JOSEPH KEELER and CATHERINE FOX.  He married 08 Apr 1832 in Sevier Co TN, (2) MARY ANN "POLLY" BAKER daughter of SAMUEL BAKER and MARGARET MAE "PEGGY" MCMEANS.

Note: in some information found on the internet, there was a first wife named Katie ____, but I have found no marriage record  and some descendants do not believe this was true. If anyone has proof of another marriage, please let me know and I will include it.

Children of JOHN D. KEELER and MARY BAKER are:

2. i. ALBERT ALEXANDER KEELER

3. ii. MARTHA JANE KEELER

    iii. MAHALA CATHERINE KEELER, b. July 06, 1838, Sevier County, Tennessee; d. October 11, 1843, Sevier Co TN

    iv.MARGARET ELIZABETH KEELER, b. February 17, 1841, Sevier County, Tennessee; d. October 02, 1843, Sevier Co TN

4. v. SARAH ELIZABETH KEELER.

5. vi. AMANDA MELVINA KEELER

6. vii. SAMUEL PRESTON KEELER

7. viii. JULIA ANN KEELER

8. ix. WILBURN ALONZO KEELER

 

2. ALBERT ALEXANDER KEELER, b. 03 Feb 1833 Sevier Co TN; after 1913 in TN or KS? He married in TN, (1) MARGARET KATHERINE "KATIE" WATSON. He married 08 Mar 1857 in Sevier Co TN, (2) AMANDA MELINDA HENRY, b. abt 1837 NC; d. 1878 Sevier Co TN.

Child of ALBERT A. KEELER AND MARGARET K. WATSON is:

                i. ALFRED TAYLOR KEELER

Children of ALBERT A. KEELER and AMANDA HENRY are:

                i. (DR.) FRANCIS LAFAYETTE KEELER, b 28 Dec 1857 Sevier Co TN;d. 17 July 1929 KS; He married PRISCILLA DAVIS INMAN.

note: F.L. Keeler was registered as a Physician by the Kansas Board of Health in 1898 Crawford Co KS.

               ii. HARRIET KEELER, b. abt 1859 Sevier Co TN. She married _____ JENKINS.

              iii. MARY M. KEELER, b. 13 Oct 1862 Sevier Co TN; d. 14 Dec 1938 KS. She married PETER B. BRICKER.

              iv. FLORA A. KEELER,b. abt 1863 Sevier Co TN. She married ____DESHAZO.

               v. SARAH JANE KEELER, b. abt 1868 Sevier Co TN. She married 17 JAN 1884 in TN, JOSEPH WILLIAMS.

              vi. MARTHA M. KEELER,b. abt 1870 Sevier Co TN; d. 1884 Sevier Co TN.

              vii. MARGARET ELLEN KEELER, b. 13 Mar 1872; d. 11 Jan 1955 KS. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON TAYLOR.

             viii. AMANDA ALICE KEELER, b. 27 Aug 1877 Sevier Co TN

               ix. JULIA ANN KEELER, abt 1880

                x. JOSEPH KEELER, abt 1881

 

3. MARTHA JANE KEELER was born 24 Oct 1835 in Sevier Co TN, and died 02 Feb 1920 in Pleasant Valley, Burnet Co Texas. She married 22 Jan 1861 in Sevier Co TN, DAVID PROFFITT, b. 16 June 1832 in Jefferson Co TN; d. 15 Jan 1927 in Double Horn, Burnet Co TX, son of SAMUEL PROFFITT and SARAH WEBB.

This family migrated to Texas abt 1873/74.

Martha Jane and David are buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Burnet Co TX.

Children of MARTHA J. KEELER and DAVID PROFFITT are:

                i. WILBURN LAFAYETTE "FAYETTE" PROFFITT, b. 14 Oct 1861 Sevier Co, TN; d. 13 June 1939 in Burnet Co TX. He married abt 1879 in TX, MARY ELLEN CLARK, b.13 Oct 1864.

               ii. ALVIN EUGENE PROFFITT, b. 28 Dec 1862 Sevier Co TN; d. June 22, 1944 in TX; m. abt 1890 in TX, FANNIE AGNES ALLEN.

              iii. JOHN MITCHELL PROFFITT, b. September 14, 1866, Jefferson Co TN; He married 19 Nov 1890 in Burnet Co TX, SUSANNAH CULBERTSON.

              iv. SAMUEL OSCAR PROFFITT, b. 05 Feb 1869, Jefferson Co TN; d. March 1893, Burnet Co TX.

Samuel is buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Burnet Co TX.

                v. MARY A. PROFFITT, b. Abt. 1871, Jefferson Co TN; She married in TX, SAMUEL LUCKY.

                vi. JAMES WALTER PROFFITT, b. May 04, 1874, Burnet Co TX; d. March 04, 1961, Burnet Co TX. He married abt 1901 in Burnet Co TX, ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" CULBERTSON.

               vii. ALBERT PROFFITT, b. 15 Aug 1880 in Burnet Co TX.

4. SARAH ELIZABETH KEELER, b. 09 Sept 1844, Sevier Co TN; She married 04 Mar, 1866 in Sevier Co TN, (1) ELLIOT SANDERS NEWCOMB. She married abt 1883 (2) ISAAC "IKE" FREE.

Children of SARAH E. KEELER and ELLIOT NEWCOMB are:

               i. GEORGE P. NEWCOMB, b. 11 Feb 1867, Sevier Co TN

              ii. JOHN QUINTON NEWCOMB, b. 21 Nov 1868, Sevier Co TN

             iii. WILLIAM LAFAYETTE NEWCOMB, b. 28 Apr 1870, Sevier Co TN; d. 20 July 1850 Sevier Co TN. He married CORDIE PERRY.

             iv. MARY FLORENCE NEWCOMB, b.02 May 1872 Sevier Co TN

              v. FRANCES EMMA NEWCOMB, b. 27 Feb 1875, Sevier Co TN. She married ISAAC LANE, JR of Roane Co TN.

             vi. L. N. NEWCOMB, b. 06 Aug 1877, Sevier Co TN.

            vii. MITCHELL NEWCOMB, b. 10 Aug 1882, Sevier Co TN.

Child of SARAH E. KEELER and ISAAC FREE is:

              i. LOUISA FREE

 

5. AMANDA MELVINA KEELER, b. 20 Jan 1848, Sevier Co TN;d. July 30, 1926, Sevier Co TN. She married 12 Aug 1866 in Sevier Co TN, SHERROD ABRAHAM FINE SIMS, son of GEORGE SIMS and MARY FINE.

Amanda and Sherrod are buried Sims Cemetery, Sevier Co TN.Children of AMANDA KEELER and SHERROD SIMS are:

               i. LAURA JEAN SIMS, b. 30 July 1868, Sevier Co TN; d. 04 Oct 1910, Sevier Co TN.

              ii. MARY ELLEN SIMS, b.23 Nov 1870, Sevier Co TN; d. 17 June 1900, Sevier Co TN; She married in 13 Mar 1887 in Sevier Co TN, JACOB BETTIS.

             iii. GEORGE S. SIMS, b.07 Oct 1872, Sevier Co TN; He married 12 Sept 1894 in TN, SARAH "SALLY" HILL.

             iv. JULIA ANN SIMS, b. 29 Dec 1874, Sevier Co TN.

              v.MARTHA E. "MATTIE SIMS, b. 13 Mar 1876, Sevier Co TN; She married JAMES W. ALLEN.

             vi. PRISCILLA SIMS, b. 05 Aug 1877, Sevier Co TN.

 

6. SAMUEL PRESTON KEELER, b. 24 Dec 1850, Sevier Co TN; d. 27 Oct 1919, Brown Co TX. He married MARTHA ELIZABETH SEWARD.

Children of SAMUEL P. KEELER and MARTHA SEWARD are:

            i. ADA LELIA KEELER b: 1 JAN 1877, TX; She married in TX, THOMAS MORGAN JONES.

           ii. ALBERT EDWIN KEELER b: 30 JAN 1879, TX; He married in TX, LILLIE MAE GEORGE

          iii. LOUELLA MAE KEELER b: 15 MAY 1881,TX; She married in TX, CHARLES NIMROD DAVIS.

           iv. MARY IDA KEELER b: 4 MAR 1883,TX; She married in TX, WILEY GLOVER HARRIS

            v. CHARLES SAMUEL KEELER b: 9 MAR 1885 Brown Co TX; d. in Holden, MO ?. He married in TX, BERTHA BLANCHE FORTNEY.

           vi. JOHN ELLIS KEELER b: 26 MAR 1887 TX

          vii.  MAUDE ELIZABETH KEELER b: 22 JAN 1890 TX

          viii. RUTH KEELER b: 1 OCT 1891 TX

            ix. LEROY ELWOOD KEELER b: 14 JUL 1892 TX

             x. HOMER SEWARD KEELER b: 20 FEB 1893 TX

            xi.  WILLIAM ALONZO KEELER b: 18 MAR 1895 TX

             x. ALMA VIVIAN KEELER b: 17 APR 1900 TX

 

7. JULIA ANN KEELER, b. 24 Nov 1853 in Sevier Co TN;d. 18 Feb 1938. She married 07 Oct 1870 in TN, GEORGE WASHINGTON TEMPLIN, son of JAMES TEMPLIN and REBECCA SHRADER.

Children of JULIA KEELER and GEORGE TEMPLIN are:

i. MARY REBECCA TEMPLIN, b. 18 Sept 1871

ii. HORACE ELMER TEMPLIN, b. 04 Dec 1874.

iii. VIRGINIA ADELAIDE TEMPLIN, b. 08 Mar 1877.

iv. JOHN MARVIN TEMPLIN, b. 01 Aug 1880.

v. JAMES BASCOM TEMPLIN, b. 15 Apr 1883.

vi. GEORGE H.W. TEMPLIN, b. 03 Sept 1888.

vii. SAMUEL SHARP TEMPLIN, b. 31 July 1892.

viii. GLADYS MAE TEMPLIN, b. 19 Oct 1895.

 

8. WILBURN ALONZO KEELER, b. 24 Oct 1856 Sevier Co TN; d. 1939 Denton Co TX. He married 19 July 1880 in Sevier Co TN, (1) NANCY C. "KITTY" FOX, b. 19 Oct 1863 Sevier Co TN; d. 12 May 1935 Garvin Co OK, dau of CALVIN FOX and MARGARET SHRADER. He married 28 Apr 1893 in Sevier Co TN, (2) MARGARET JANE ELIZABETH DOCKERY.

Children of WILBURN A. KEELER and NANCY C. FOX are:

            i. CHARLES E. KEELER, b. abt 1881 Sevier Co TN; d. 1904. Did not marry.

           ii. LOYD NEWTON " NEWT" KEELER, b. 1882 TN or TX; d. abt 1920; He married WILLIE MAE JARNIGAN. They had 3 sons.

          iii. GEORGE MITCHELL "MITCH" KEELER,b. 20 Nov 1884; d. Oct 1970; He married MYRTLE LOIS HAMPTON. They had 12 children.

Notes: Wilburn and Nancy were in Brown Co TX in 1888. They divorced and Nancy left the boys with him and went to Oklahoma where she remarried to Pleas Roberts. Wilburn returned to Sevier County Tennessee and remained there for several years before returning to Texas.

 

Sources included census, land, court, probate, marriage, obituaries and cemetery records in Tennessee and Texas.  Information in this report is from the research of  Paulette Cunningham, Teresa Shands, Sherry Johnson, Jay Stephen Webb, Dick D. Fox, and Bruce Baker as well as the rootsweb database of Steven Manning. See links page. Although every effort is made to verify the information found on the internet, errors do get made and one should always check the original sources.