John Keathley

Male 1750 - 1812  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name John Keathley 
    Born 0___ 1750  (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 0___ 1812  (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I26690  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2013 

    Family Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1760  [4
    Married Y  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Jesse Keathley,   b. 12 Jul 1784, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1861, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Willis Keathley,   b. 0___ 1785, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1861, Stone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     3. Henry Keathley,   b. 0___ 1795, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1870, (White County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F9565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1750 - (Virginia) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1812 - (White County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • -----Original Message-----
      From: s bowman [mailto:schoolyard@comcast.net]
      Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 7:00 PM
      To: info@classroomfurniture.com
      Subject: RE: Keathley

      David,

      I can print a report and mail to you what I have. A five-generation report is about 70 pages. I think the file may be too large to e-mail, although I might be able to break into family groups and send that way. Also I have not entered some of the latest findings, speculations, or controversies in my data base. The first question is that the parent of Jesse might be Samuel Keathley of the Powell Valley (now Carter Co.), Tennessee rather than John. I wish early researchers had documented why they thought it was John. I am afraid that it was because John and Jesse had just settled close to each other in White Co. I do think they are related, but I'm not 100% sure of parentage.

      Jesse's wife was Susannah Cope, daughter of William Cope and Sarah Holland. When I saw her maiden name listed as "Webster" in the White County Heritage Book, I was afraid that it would become accepted. My source for Susannah's maiden name comes from their granddaughter Eliza Ann Keathley Swindell's papers passed down through the family. It would sound so much more authoritative to say Bible records. These were literally "scraps" of paper, but authentic. Eliza would have been in her 20's when Jesse died. I think the researcher who submitted to the book had picked up the surname of a Susannah later in his line. I found myself doing that at times.

      Samuel Henderson Keathley married Matilda Holland, daughter of Harrison P. Holland and Elizabeth "Betsy" Rowland. I have a scanned photo/tintype of Samuel Henderson and Matilda (poor to fair quality).

      Would you like for me to send you photos of tombstones? Jesse, Susannah, Samuel H. and Matilda, etc.

      Give me a week or so to transfer my files.

      I will start with what I have on John, though.

      John Keathley b. ca 1750 and d. ca 1812 White Co., Tennessee m. Elizabeth ~.
      Their children were (probably)

      John Keathley b. bef. 1783 and d. bef. 1827 (marriage unknown, sons Jesse and James G. Keathley

      Jesse B. Keathley b. 12 July 1784 in Virginia and d. 5 May 1861 m. Susannah Cope b. 21 Dec. 1788 in Virginia, d. 5 Mar 1854 White Co., Tennessee. Both are buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, White Co., TN.

      Willis Keathley b. ca 1785 and d. 1861 in Stone Co., Missouri m. Nancy Lee b. ca 1794 d. ca 1850, buried Cubb Cem., Branson, MO.

      Sarah Keathley b. 23 April 1785 and d. 3 May 1870 Jackson Co., Indiana m. 12 Feb 1805 David Cummings b. 31 Mar 1783 Henry Co., Virginia, d. ca 1841 Bedford, Lawrence Co., Indiana. Sara is buried Thompson Cem., Jackson Co., Indiana. [Were Willis and Sarah twins?]

      Joseph Keathley d. Lawrence Co., Indiana

      Henry Keathley b. 1793 in Tennessee and d. ca 1860 White Co., Tennessee m. Sarah ~ b. ca 1790 North Carolina

      According to "First Families of Tennessee File #34 and File #7805" submitted by Sandy Keathley of Plano, Texas: John Keathley probably came to the Tennessee area from Virginia through North Carolina about 1790. He settled on the Calfkiller River south of the Caney Fork in what is now White Co., Tennessee. With him (or followed shortly) were his wife Elizabeth and children, John, Jesse, Willis and Sarah, and maybe Joseph. Another son, Henry, was born shortly after their arrival.

      1811 Captain Isaac Pruwel's tax list White Co., Tennessee
      John Keitherly Sr. tax on fifty acres of land
      John Keathley tax for himself and 90 acres of land.
      Both men owned land "by entry" on Caney Fork.

      Also listed was Joseph Keith. Is this Joseph Keithley?

      1 Jan. 1812 "List of Taxable Inhabitants in the Bounds of Captain Benjamin Denton's Company of Militia" - taken and returned by Alexander Cook.
      Keathley, John
      Keathley, Jesse
      Keathley, Willis
      Keathley, Joseph

      More info later---
      Sharon
    • Descendants of John Keathley, Sr.

      1 John Keathley, Sr. b: 1750 d: 1812
      . +Elizabeth
      .... 2 John Keathley, Jr. b: Bef. 1783
      .... 2 Jesse Keathley b: 1783 Virginia d: 1861 White Co., TN?
      ........ +Susanah Cope b: 21-Dec-1788 Virginia m: Abt. 1811 White Co., TN d: 1854 White Co., TN
      .......... 3 Samuel Henderson Keathley b: 24-May-1812 White Co., TN
      .............. +Martha Holland b: 15-Oct-1811 Tennessee
      ................ 4 Amanda C. Keathley b: 1834 White Co., TN
      .................... +Mason L. Cope b: 21-Jul-1834 White Co., TN? m: 30-Jun-1853 White Co., TN
      ................ 4 Mary J. Keathley b: 1835 White Co., TN
      ................ 4 William H. Keathley b: 1835 White Co., TN
      .................... +Sarah Webb m: Abt. 1855 White Co., TN
      ................ 4 Eliza A. Keathley b: 1839 White Co., TN
      .................... +George Washington Swindle m: 1855 White Co., TN
      ................ 4 Harrison H. Keathley b: 1849 White Co., TN
      ................ 4 Sarah A. Keathley b: 1851 White Co., TN
      .......... 3 [1] Willis Keathley b: 1814
      .............. +Elizabeth A. Gist
      ................ 4 Pernetta C. Keathley b: 1836 White Co., TN
      .................... +Joshua David M. Cope b: 7-Jan-1838 White Co., TN m: 4-Dec-1856 White Co., TN Military service: 1861 Civil War: Sgt. C Co. 25th Tn Inf
      ................ 4 John Wesley Keathley b: 1838 White Co., TN? d: 1906 Navarro Co., TX?
      ................ 4 Fletcher Keathley b: 1848 White Co., TN? d: 1908 Hill Co., TX?
      ................ 4 Bery Petway Keathley b: 1852 White Co., TN? d: 1917
      .......... *2nd Wife of [1] Willis Keathley:
      .............. +Elizabeth Ann Green
      .......... 3 Andrew C. Keathley b: 1816
      .......... 3 Joseph A. Keathley b: 1818 White Co., TN d: Bef. 1918 White Co., TN?
      .............. +Martha Jane Herd b: 7-Feb-1825 Tennessee? m: 25-Nov-1841 White Co., TN d: Bef. 1925 White Co., TN?
      ................ 4 Anna Keathley b: 1842 White Co., TN?
      ................ 4 Louisa Keathley b: 1845 White Co., TN d: Bef. 1950
      .................... +Jesse Cope b: Apr-1849 Hawkins Co., TN m: 31-Aug-1869 White Co., TN d: Bef. 1950
      ................ 4 Sarah E. Keathley b: 1847
      ................ 4 Hester A. Keathley b: 1850
      ................ 4 Lucinda Keathley b: 1852
      ................ 4 Mary A. Keathley b: 1855
      ................ 4 Josephine S. Keathley b: 15-Nov-1857 White Co., TN d: 23-Oct-1924 Missouri?
      .................... +Larkin Cope b: 27-Feb-1846 Hawkins Co., TN m: 8-May-1880 White Co., TN d: 9-Feb-1916 White Co., TN
      ................ 4 Waman L. Keathley b: 1861
      .......... 3 Lucinda Keathley b: 1820 White Co., TN d: Aft. 1870
      .............. +Andrew Jackson Cope b: 7-Dec-1823 White Co., TN m: 1-Jan-1846 White Co., TN d: 9-Aug-1847 White Co., TN?
      .......... 3 Louiza Keathley b: 1823
      .......... 3 Thomas R. Keathley b: 1826
      .......... 3 Elizabeth Keathley b: 1829
      .... 2 Sarah Keathley b: 1785
      .... 2 Willis Keathley b: 1785
      .... 2 Joseph Keathley b: Aft. 1785
      .... 2 Henry Keathley b: 1793
      [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S18165] "Heritage of White County:1806-1999";LC #99-66781,1999., p. 401.

    2. [S49965] http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?willis::keathley::16.html.

    3. [S49974] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/STHK-4RV.

    4. [S18165] "Heritage of White County:1806-1999";LC #99-66781,1999.

    5. [S49966] http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?willis::keathley::20.html.