Make your own free website on Tripod.com
| Home | Wilburn Alonzo Keeler's Photo Album | W.A. Keeler Album pg 2 | W.A. Keeler Album pg 3 | W.A. Keeler Album pg 4 | W.A. Keeler Album pg 5 | W.A. Keeler Album pg 6 | W.A. Keeler Album pg 7 | W.A. Keeler Album pg 8 | Other Photos | More Keeler Photos | Sims/Keeler Photos | Proffitt/Keeler/Sims Photos | Baker Photos - Burnet Co TX | Photos from the Collection of Bill Henry | Caswell Baker Family Photos | Cemetery Photos | Joseph Keeler | John D Keeler | Adam Keeler | Derrick Ancestors | Baker Ancestors | Hill Ancestors | Baker, Hill, & related families in Cherokee Co AL | Fox Ancestors | McFarlin Family | Connected Family Sites & Research Links | Sevier Co TN Records on Film
Descendants of John Adam Keeler & Mary Ann Matilda Baker
Keeler Cousins - Genealogy and Photo Album

Ancestors of Teresa Shands

1. JOHN ADAM KEELER, b. 1812 Sevier Co TN; d. 1852 Sevier Co TN, son of JOSEPH KEELER and CATHERINE FOX. He married 29 Jan 1842 in Sevier Co TN, MARY ANN MATILDA BAKER, b. 28 May 1824 Sevier Co TN; d. 28 Feb 1898 Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX, daughter of MARTIN CASWELL BAKER and ELIZABETH WEBB.

Notes for JOHN ADAM KEELER: He was known as Adam. He and Mary Ann were married by Lemuel Bogart, JP.

Notes for Mary Ann Matilda Baker: Migrated with her family to Williamson Co Texas in April of 1874. She is buried at Liberty Hill Cemetery. Her date of death is from several other researchers, but I am not sure it is correct. Note that her cousin and sister-in-law, also named Mary Ann Baker, wife of John Duggan Keeler, died on 28 Feb 1898 in Sevier Co TN. I think it unlikely that they died the same day, but will try to find out.

Children of ADAM KEELER and MARY ANN BAKER are:

2 i. SARAH ELIZABETH KEELER

ii. ELIZA "LOUISA" KEELER, b. 1846, Sevier Co TN.

3 iii. JAMES CASWELL KEELER

4 iv. SUSANNAH "SUSAN" M. KEELER, b. 19 June 1849, Sevier Co TN; She married abt 1888 in Williamson Co TX, NAPOLEAN LAFAYETTE MCSPADDEN, b. 1830 Jefferson Co TN; d. 09 Jan 1917 Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX, son of THOMAS ADDISON MCSPADDEN and SUSAN EPPRIGHT.

v. JOSEPH KEELER, b. 1853, Sevier Co TN. He married abt 1875/76 in Williamson Co TX, MOLLIE MAYHALL.

Notes for Joseph Keeler: His wife Mollie died before 1880 and Joseph left for parts unknown. Their son, TILDON KEELER, b. 23 Jan 1877 Williamson Co TX; d. 24 Dec 1935 Grayson Co TX, was raised by Joseph's mother Mary Ann and is 3 yrs old in her household on the 1880 Williamson County census. Tildon married 04 May 1898 in Williamson Co TX, EFFIE MAYBELL PREECE.


2. SARAH ELIZABETH KEELER, b. 27 Mar 1844, Sevier Co TN; d. 23 July 1929, Burnet County, Texas. She married 11 Sept 1867 in Sevier Co TN, WILLIAM ELLIOTT SIMS, son of GEORGE SIMS and MARY FINE.

Children of SARAH KEELER and WILLIAM SIMS are:

i. MARTIN SCOTT SIMS, b. 08 Mar 1866, Sevier Co TN; d. Burnet Co TX. He married (1) LOU SCOTT. He married (2) ANNIE BIGGS.

ii. FLORENCE VIRGINIA SIMS, b. February 25, 1869; d. March 28, 1946. She married 28 Nov 1888 in Mills Co TX, THOMAS H. BIBLE.

iii. GEORGE MITCHELL "TOBE" SIMS, b. October 13, 1871, Burnet County, Texas; d. March 02, 1896, Burnet County, Texas.

iv. MARY MATILDA "MOLLY" SIMS, b. October 13, 1873, Sevier County, Tennessee; d. May 31, 1958, Burnet County, Texas. She married JAMES HENRY FRASIER.

v. WILLIAM CASWELL SIMS, b. June 16, 1876, Burnet County, Texas; d. March 24, 1952, Austin, Travis County, Texas. He married abt 1903 in Burnet Co TX, (1)HERMINA WAGENFUHR. He married abt 1912 in Burnet Co TX, (2) MARY ELIZABETH "ELISE" WAGENFUHR. Both were daughters of ANDREAS WAGENFUHR and ELIZABETH HOPE.

vi. SAMUEL AUSTIN SIMS, b. 12 Mar 1879, Burnet Co TX; d. 19 June 1966, Williamson County, Texas. He married 23 Nov 1902 in Burnet Co TX, ALICE ROSALIE PROFFITT daughter of WILBURN LAFAYETTE PROFFITT and MARY ELLEN CLARK.

vii. MYRTLE EDNA SIMS, b. March 1883, Burnett Co TX; d. 1934, Burnet Co TX; She married ALBERT WILLIAMSON.

viii. RHODA MAY SIMS, b. July 19, 1886, Burnet Co TX; She married ORVILLE FRASIER.


3. JAMES CASWELL "JIM" KEELER, b. 30 Sept 1847 in Sevier Co TN; d. 05 Mar 1938, Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX. He married 02 July 1882 in Burnet Co TX, ELIZA CASSANDER MCFARLIN, b. 1861 Llano Co TX; d. 20 Aug 1956 Liberty Hill, TX, dau of JOHN GREEN MCFARLIN and NANCY FRANCES JONES.

Children of JIM KEELER and ELIZA MCFARLIN are:

5 i. ELMA DELLA KEELEER

ii. LOTTIE KEELER, b. 11 FEb 1896, Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX; d. Jan 1984, Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX. She married EMMIT FARQUHAR.

iii. MARGARET "MAGGIE" KEELER, b. Abt 1887, Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX. She married HUGH CURTIS.

iv. NETTIE KEELER

v. JAMES M. KEELER, b. 25 Oct 1893 Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX;d. Oct 1984 Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX. He married ATER or ADA? MAYNARD.


4. SUSANNAH "SUSAN" M. KEELER, b. 19 June 1849, Sevier Co TN. She married abt 1888 in Williamson Co TX, NAPOLEAN LAFAYETTE MCSPADDEN, b. 1830 Jefferson Co TN; d. 09 Jan 1917 Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX, son of THOMAS ADDISON MCSPADDEN and SUSAN EPPRIGHT.

Note: Napolean McSpadden was married 1st to Nancy Farrar with whom he had 11 children. See links page.

Children of SUSAN KEELER and NAPOLEAN MCSPADDEN are:

i. WILEY MCSPADDEN

ii. CARL MCSPADDEN

iii. UNKNOWN MALE MCSPADDEN


5. ELMA DELLA "ELMY" KEELER, b. 14 Dec 1885, Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX ; d. 02 Feb 1978, Burnet, Burnet Co TX. She married 05 June 1906 in Liberty Hill, Williamson Co TX, AULCY WILLIAM ARNOLD COX, son of JAMES BEAUREGARD COX and ELIZA JANE ELLIS.

Elmy and Aulcy are buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Children of ELMY KEELER and AULCY COX are:

i. JAMES BERNARD COX, b. 1908, Burnet Co TX. He married LINNIE WEEKS.

ii. HORACE BRADY COX, b. 1911, Burnet Co TX. He married HIXIE BUCK.

iii. LAURA VERNA COX b. 19 Jun 1914, Burnet Co TX; (LIVING). She married 1935 in Burnet Co TX, KING SAMUEL REED, son of ROBERT W. REED and LILLIE ROSE KING.

iv. LONNIE VIRGIL COX , b. 19 June 1914, Burnet Co TX; d. 198_, Bertram, Burnet Co TX. He married MARGUERITE HEINE.

v. MINA FRANCES COX, b. 26 JaN 1922, Williamson Co TX; d. 09 June 1981, Austin, Travis Co TX. She married ERVIN RAY JOHNSON.

vi. HENRY MARTIN COX


Research on this line by Teresa Reed Shands (granddaughter of Laura Verna Cox) and Sherry Johnson (granddaughter of Mina Frances Cox), with information on the Sims descendants from Jay Stephen Webb and Wayne Sims, and information on Joseph Keeler and wife Mollie Mayhall provided by Mildred Christman.