5. William Mathias Keesee was born 1837 in Weakley Co. TN. On September 13, 1861, William enlisted in Co F, 7th KY Mounted, CSA, as a full Corporal. He was promoted to Captain before the end of the War. He returned home to Ballard Co. and married Anna Ritta HALL about 1867. William and Anna were still in Ballard Co. in July 1874 when Dr. Seay recorded the birth of a daughter to them in his register. By 1880 William had moved his family to East Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico Territory. William had a wagon and carriage making shop and Anna's younger brother, George Hall, was working with him. William and Anna had five children: Alta or Alice M. born 1868, Charles Jackson born 1872, Mary Vietta, Minnie L., and Lula Emma born October 1879.
6. Matilda Keesee was born about 1840. She married J. L. HENDERSON before 1876 in Ballard Co. By 1880 they had three children: Charles E. born 1876, Lula M. born 1878, and George born 1880.
7. Nancy Keesee was born 1843. She is on the 1860 Census of Graves Co. in the household of her father. I know nothing more about her.
8. James Thomas Keesee was born 1844 in Graves Co., shortly before his mother's death. He is on the 1860 Census of Graves Co. in the household of his father. Thomas Keesee (as he was known) fought along side his brother in the Civil War, as a Private in Co. F, 7th KY Mounted Infantry, CSA. About 1865, he married Nancy Catherine MORGAN, daughter of William Morgan. They had 2 sons, George born abt 1866 and James born abt 1867. On the 1870 Census, Thomas has a new wife, Mary Jane Unknown born abt 1858. They have a daughter Martha A. born Dec 20, 1869. I know nothing more about James Thomas Keesee.
Children of Charles and his 2nd wife Mary were:
1. Catherine Keesee was born 1846 in Graves Co. and may have died young.
2. John Keesee was born 1849 in Graves Co. He is on the 1870 Census of Ballard Co. in the household of his father. I know nothing more about him.
3. Caroline Keesee was born 1857 in Graves Co. The last record I have of her is on the 1880 Census of Ballard Co. where she is living in the household of her sister Matilda Henderson. Catherine was shown with a son, George Keesee, born January 1880. George Keesee grew up and became a painter. He died young, September 23, 1920, and is buried in Owens Chapel. His Death Certificate does not name a father.
Research of this family is very difficult because the name Keesee seems to be spelled incorrectly more often than not. I have submitted this in the hope of connecting with someone allied with this family. I would love to hear from anyone who had more information or any corrections. I have a copy of the out of print book, "A History of the Keesee Family", by Dr. Vincent A. Keesee, and would be happy to share information from the book with any Keesee descendants.
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Mike and his brother Alfred married sisters, Mary Ann and Jane Perry, respectively, in Tennessee (probably Warren Co.). Both moved their families to Ballard (Carlisle) county about 1866-68, after having served the Confederacy in Company C of the 16 Regiment of the Tennessee Infantry, along with their brother James. Mary Ann (Perry) Blackburn's 1920 death certificate shows her buried in the Blackburn grave yard.
Mike Blackburn (~1835 Warren Co., TN -before 1900)
Alfred Blackburn: The WPA Registration of Veterans' Graves (which was a New Deal program of the 1930s) of Carlisle County gives Alfred's date of death as 1889 with burial at Blackburn Cemetery.
Mary Ann (Perry) Blackburn b. 29 Jan 1832, d. 2 Sept 1920 Carlisle Co., KY; Daughter of John Perry b. TN & Nancy Perry b. NC, Funeral Director: Barclay of Arlington, Burial; Blackburn Family Cem; Informant: Jas. Blackburn, Berkley, Carlisle Co., KY
Henrietty Blackburn, wife of Amos Thomason; b. 27 Aug 1878, d. 8 July 1838 Carlisle Co., KY; Daughter of Alf Blackburn b. TN and Sally Johnson b. KY. Funeral Director Basham of Bardwell, Burial: Burkley; Informant: Mrs. Vester McPherson of Arlington.
Elizabeth Blackburn, wife of Mike Blackburn, Jr., b. 20 Oct 1865, d. 22 Apr 1947 Carlisle Co., KY; Daughter of Alf Blackburn b. TN and Mary Ann Blackburn b. NC. Burial: Rural Carlisle Co; Informant: James Blackburn
Theodochia Blackburn, wife of William C. Brock; b. 2 Feb 1876, d. 12 April 1939 Carlisle Co., KY; Daughter of Michael Blackburn b. TN and Mary Ann Perry b. NC; Burial: Burkley; Informant: Mike Brock
John Calhoun Blackburn, farmer b. 2 Dec 1850 TN; d. 7 Apr 1935 Carlisle Co., KY; Son of Mike Blackburn b. TN and Mary Ann Perry b. TN; Burial: Blackburn Cem; Informant: Jim Blackburn
Susan Blackburn, married to Unknown Decus (widowed by 1920); b. 10 Mar 1864 TN; d. 22 Oct 1927 Carlisle Co., KY; Daughter of Mike Blackburn b. TN and Mary Ann Blackburn b. NC; Burial: Burkley Cem.; Informant: Willie Collier
Daniel and Sarah Ashbrook
1850 District 2, Graves, Kentucky
Daniel Ashbrook 36 Farmer Property worth $1600 b. VA married within the year
Sarah Ashbrook 23
1860 Milburn, Ballard, Kentucky p. 84
Daniel Ashbrook 48 Real Estate worth $5200 Personal Property worth $3800 b. VA
Sarah Ashbrook 35 b. VA
Nancy M Ashbrook 9 b. KY attended school within the year
James R Ashbrook 3 b. KY
1870 Milburn, Ballard, Kentucky, p. 484
Daniel Ashbrook 56 Farmer. Property worth $4500 b. VA
Sarah Ashbrook 45 Keeping House, b. KY
Nancy Ashbrook 19 Attended school with the year b. KY
Robert Ashbrook 14 Attended school with the year b. KY
Sally Ashbrook 8 Attended school with the year b. KY
Lee Ashbrook 6 Attended school with the year b. KY
Mary Ashbrook 4 Attended school with the year b. KY
1880 Milburn, Ballard, Kentucky p. 13
Sarah Ashbrook 55 Widow, keeping house, b. VA, father born VA, mother born VA
Robert Ashbrook 23 Working on farm b. KY, father born VA, mother born VA
Sallie Ashbrook 18 at school, b. KY, father born VA, mother born VA
Lee Ashbrook 16 at school, b. KY, father born VA, mother born VA
Marey Ashbrook 14 at school, b. KY, father born VA, mother born VA
13 July 1887 Carlisle Deed Bk A, pps. 439 to 449
Ashbrook, Sarah A, Robt., Sallie, and H.L., and Nannie Jones and Wm. Jones her husband, and May Asbrook, being the widow and the children of Daniel Ashbrook Dec'd
Deeds among themselves to divide the land of Daniel Ashbrook, dec'd
SE quarter of Sec 15 and the NW quarter of Sec 23 T4 R2West
This branch of the Garnett family descends from the Essex County, Virginia, Garnetts through James Garnett who married Ann Shipp in Virginia and settled in Woodford Co., KY, before 1800.
Anthony Ware GARNETT (17 June 1869-10 Aug 1943)
Father: Charles Washington Garnett, Sr., b. 7 Dec 1825 Trigg Co., KY
Mother: Nancy W. Shelton, b. 28 Feb 1828 AR
1880 Hayne & Pottsville, Graves Co., KY
(Jones & Nance Connections; Ancestry.com)
Wife: Minnie Mae
Ch: Elmer b. Mar 21, 1894,
Buried Owens Chapel Cem, Carlisle Co., KY
1900 US Census Cunningham Dist. #2, Carlisle Co., KY: Sheet 17, ED. 23, SD 1, June 30
331 332 Garnett, Anthony W. Head MW June 1869 31 M 8 KY KY KY Farmer Owns Farm Free
Mag N. Wife FW Oct 1877 22 2 2 KY KY KY
Elmer A. Son MW July 1895 4 S KY KY KY
John G. Son MW Sept 1897 2 S KY KY KY
1920 Kansas, Graves, Kentucky
fm 98 99 Anthony W Garnett Head O M MW 50 M KY KY KY Farmer gen'l farm
Minnie Garnett wife FW 42 M KY KY KY
Adell Garnett 11 daughter FW 11 S KY KY KY
Marton Jones 19 step-son MW 19 S KY KY KY Farm gen'l farm
Jewell Jones 16 step-daughter FW 16 S KY KY KY
Ona Jones 11 step-daughter FW 11 S KY KY KY
Robert Whitla 54 cropper MW 54 S KY KY KY Farm work out
HENDERSON / BROWER
Compiled by Kathleen Hill
From the book, "Family Bible Records, Ballard and Carlisle Counties, KY",
Volume 2, pages 11 and 12, published by Ballard-Carlisle Historical and
Genealogical Society and available for purchase.
Note - the comments and question marks noted below in the Bible records were
written by the person who transcribed the Bible
HENDERSON FAMILY BIBLE
Robert Henderson and Nancy Jones were married January 2, 1845
Warren M. Brower and Sarah Katherine Henderson was married November 14, 1867
James O. Maxey and Julia A. Henderson was married January 26, 1871
James Holmes and Mary E. Henderson was married January 11, 1870
Jones Henderson and Mollie Burgess was married March 6, 1874
Wilson Henderson and Ella Boswell was married March 12, 1878
Warren M. Brower and Susan F. Henderson was married Feb 15, 1883
Robert H. Henderson and Mattie B. Sanders was married March 10, 1883
(Note - Warren M. Brower married 2 of the Henderson daughters - Sarah 1st
and then Susan)
Robert Henderson was born June 23, 1822
Nancy Jones, his wife, was born Sept 22, 1824
Sarah Katherine Henderson was born Oct 20, 1845
Julia Ann Henderson was born January 3, 1847
Mary E. Henderson was born April 2, 1849
Jones Henderson was born June 9, 1850
Wilson Henderson was born Dec 5, 1852
Susan Francis Henderson was born July 7 1855 or 1859?
Robert N. Henderson was born March 18, 1861
W_____(faded) Tyson Brower was born Oct 5, 1868
Osce Ella Brower was born Aug 23, ____(faded)
Robert Adair Brower was borned May 21, 1873
Cora Ann Maxey was born Nov 4, 1871
Alice Green Jones was born March 25, 1871
Ollie Penn Jones was born Monday July 21, 187? (ink blot)
Robert Henry Henderson was born Friday January 1, 1875
Sallie Ann Jones was born Monday November 26?, 1876
Robert Hermon Jones was born April 7, 1880
Roy Newton Henderson was born April 30, 1879
William Bunion Henderson born December 22, 1880?
(Two more entries copy so faded could not read other than the following:)
___________ Henderson born Wednesday, September 10, 1834
__________ Belle Brower born Tuesday, July 8, 18??
Julia Ann Moxey died Nov 16, 1871
William Bunion Henderson died March 15, 1889?
(faded but looks like) Sarah Henderson Brower* died January (too faded to
Susan Brower (blackened area) 1896
Warren M. Brower died Dec 15, 1896
Robert Henderson died February 1, 1898, age 75 years, 7 months, 20 days
Susan Jones died June 8, 1899
Additional comments submitted by Kathleen Hill:
1. * See MAXEY Cemetery posted this site - Sarah Henderson Brower Oct 20,
1845 - January 9, 1882
2. Warren M. Brower and Sarah Henderson's daughter, Ocie/Osie Brower
married Dudley O'Neal Dec 24, 1890 in Carlisle
(see marriage record posted this site)
3. The 2nd marriage of Warren M. Brower to Susan Henderson produced the
following known children:
Leslye Clarance Brower, born Oct. 6, 1891, married Eunice Clark in Carlisle
John Samuel PEEBLES was born March 29, 1834, probably in Harrison Co., KY, (but Civil War sources state he claimed it was Lexington, Fayette Co., KY). He came to the Jackson Purchase area the same year or, according to another source, in 1839. His Death Certificate states that his parents were John Peebles and Mary FRAZIER, both born VA.
Regarding the parents of John Samuel Peebles:
They were married March 26, 1824, in Harrison Co., KY.
John Jefferson Peebles, the father, was born November 18, 1781 in VA, the son of James Peebles and Ann McCANDLESS.
He died December 18, 1859 in Ballard County.
He was a Soldier of the War of 1812*.
The Ballard Co. KY Death Index, 1852-1859, lists:
John Peebles, age 77, died Dec 18, 1859, born Green Co. VA, father was James Peebles
(comment re Green Co. VA - this may actually have been Greenbrier Co. VA, which became Greenbrier Co., West VA when that state was formed.)
Mary Wilson Frazier Peebles, the mother, was born November 29, 1792 , and died September 6, 1887.
All census records note her birthplace as KY. She is buried in the Milburn Cemetery, Carlisle County, near her sons John Samuel and James David.
There are households for John Peebles in both Hickman and Graves counties on the 1840 census, but the Hickman Co. household profile best fits the parents of John Samuel.
On the 1850 census, the household of J. Peebles, age 68, wife M., is shown in Ballard with only initials for the children.
By the 1860 Ballard Co. census, Mary was a widow, with children Joel 38, Rebecca F. 24, and William 22 in her household.
There is no record that they ever owned Slaves.
See below for more info about the other children of John Jefferson Peebles and Mary Wilson Frazier.
John Samuel Peebles, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War, enlisted in Co. B, 3rd Regiment, Mounted Infantry, July 5, 1861. He was Promoted to 4th Corporal. This Regiment fought in the battles of, among others, Shiloh, TN, Baton Rouge, LA, Jackson in MS, and the Siege of Vicksburg, MS.
The men in this Unit were never paid for their services and most provided their own horses.
John Samuel Peebles married Sarah (Sallie) Summers FERGUSON between 1860 to 1864. He was not listed as a Slave owner on the 1860 Slave Schedule. He lived in the Milburn area. They are on the 1870 census of Ballard County, with Sarah shown as Sallie, and with children John J. age 5, Mary J. age 3, Henry T. age 2, and Fanney S. 9 months old. Also in their household was Sarah's father Thomas FERGUSON, age 72, born KY.
Sarah (Sallie) Summers Ferguson Peebles was born December 17, 1838 in Harrison Co., KY, to Thomas A. Ferguson and Jemima PEAKE.
Thomas A. Ferguson married Jemima Peake August 20, 1825 in Washington Co. KY.
By the 1840 census, Thomas A. Ferguson was in Hickman Co. KY. Deed records shows Thomas A. Ferguson purchased 160 acres.
Thomas died 1871 in Milburn and Jemima died 1860 in Milburn.
Jemima Ferguson is buried in Milburn Cemetery, Carlisle Co. Her tombstone reads born Feb 26, 1806, died Aug 25, 1860.
See below for other children of Thomas and Jemima Ferguson.
Sarah died in 1877 in Ballard County. Her death may have been associated with the birth of her son William in September 1877. She is buried next to her husband in the Milburn Cemetery, Carlisle County. Her tombstone reads Sarah Peebles 1838 - 1877.
By the 1880 Census John had married his second wife, Matilda Amanda (Addie) MASON, who was born July 1836 in TN, the daughter of John MASON and Julia HUTSON. They are shown on the 1880 census with all of Sarah's children from the 1870 census plus Sarah's children Samuel W., born abt. 1872, daughter Ora, born 1873, and William born 1877, the year Sarah died,
Regarding the parents of Matilda Amanda Mason Peebles
Her father, John D. Mason was born abt. 1810 in North Carolina, and her mother, Julia Ann Hutson was born abt. 1800 in North Carolina. They were in Ballard Co. by the 1850 census.
Among their other children, besides Matilda Amanda, they had a son named Abe H. Mason.
Abe Mason and John Samuel Peebles both fought for the CSA in the 3rd KY during the Civil War. Abe H. Mason was born 1839 in TN. He enlisted in the CSA September 18, 1861 at Camp Trousdale, MO, in Co. M, 3rd Regiment, He was Paroled from the Prison of War Camp at Demopolis, Alabama July 9, 1863. Camp Demopolis was established in a pecan orchard, north of the town of Demopolis, Alabama, for prisoners captured after the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. After the notation of his Parole in his Military records, Abe and was never seen or heard of again.
Matilda Amanda (Addie M. on the 1900 census) died in 1903. She is buried in Milburn Cemetery next to her husband. Her tombstone reads M. A. Peebles 1836 - 1903. She had no children.
By the 1920 census, John S. Peebles was living in the household of his daughter Fanny Sue, her husband Jonathan GRAVES, and grandson Lillard born abt. 1902, and granddaughter Dathol born abt. 1908. He died April 21, 1923. He is buried in Milburn Cemetery next to his two wives. His tombstone reads J. S. Peebles 1834 - 1923.
This researcher has only limited information about the children of John Samuel Peebles and Sarah Ferguson.
Children of John Samuel Peebles and Sarah (Sallie) Ferguson, all born Ballard Co. KY:
1. John Jefferson born about 1865
He MAY be the following:
1930 Census of Washington Township, Bradley Co. AR
John J. Peebles, age 65, KY KY KY, Railroad worker, married age 30
wife Alpha, age 57, MS MS MS
son Joseph L. 19, AR KY MS
Living next door to Samuel J. (Jefferson) Peebles, age 30, MS KY MS, Railroad fireman
John Jef Peebles died March 2, 1938 in Bradley Co. AR
1920 Census of Bradley Co. AR
John J. Peelle 55, KY KY KY, Railroad Foreman
wife Alpha 47, MS Ireland MS
William 24, b. MS, Fireman steam co.
Jefferson 20, b. MS, Railroad Foreman
Curtis 16. b. LA
Lawrence 12, b. AR
Lamar 9, b. AR
1910 Census of Gaines Co. AR
Jeff J. Peebler 45, married 15 years, KY KY KY, section farm hand
wife Alpha 36, mother of 5/4, MS Ireland Ireland
sons: William 14 b. MS, Jeffie 10 b. MS, James C 6 b. LA, and Shelley L 3 b. AR
1900 Census of Bolivar Co. MS
John J. Pheobles, born Sept 1865, married 5 years, KY KY KY, Log Cutter
wife Alpha born January 1874, mother of 3/3, MS Ireland Ireland
children: Willie b. Nov 1894, Elvira b. Nov 1896, and Jack born Oct 1899
2. Mary Jemima born July 26, 1866
Married John W. (Jack) WILKERSON, born about 1854
She died April 25, 1930 in McCracken County and is buried in New Hope Cemetery
Carlisle Co. KY Marriage Record
Mollie J. Peebles married J. W. Wilkerson Feb 8, 1893 at the home of J. S. Peebles
Witnesses: Ora Graves (sister Sarah Ora) and Joe Mason
Bride: resides Carlisle, age 26, 1st marriage, born Ballard Co., father John Peebles, mother ________
Groom: resides Graves Co. KY, age 39, 2nd marriage, farmer, born Graves Co.,
parents John S. and Elizabeth Wilkerson
Son S. Allen Wilkerson, 1903 - 1922 is buried in Lowes Cemetery, Graves Co., KY
3. Henry Thomas born about 1868
Carlisle Co. KY Marriage Record
H. T. Peebles married Elizabeth GEORGE Oct 3, 1893 at Bardwell
Witnesses: Fannie Sue Peebles
Bride: resides Carlisle Co., age 19, 1st marriage, born Ballard Co.,
father W. H. George, mother Margaret J. VIOLETT
Groom: age 25, 1st marriage, farmer, born Ballard Co., father J. S. Peebles, mother Sallie Ferguson
4. Fanny Sue born Feb 15, 1870, died March 6, 1961
Carlisle Co. Marriage Record
Married married J. GRAVES December 29, 1896 at Bardwell
Bride: resides Carlisle Co., age 27, 1st marriage, born Ballard Co., father John Peebles, mother _________
Groom: resides Carlisle Co., age 36, 2nd marriage, farmer, born Ballard Co., no parents names
Jonathan Hedgeman GRAVES, born October 7, 1860, died July 26, 1942,
son of Joseph Graves and Elizabeth ELLIS
Fannie and Jonathan buried Milburn Cemetery, Carlisle County
Buried near them is their son Howard W. Graves July 14, 1899 - June 8, 1916
Jonathan was the brother of George F. Graves who married Fanny Sue's sister Sarah Ora.
The parents of Jonathan and George, Joseph Graves and Elizabeth Ellis, married June 6, 1856
in Ballard Co., KY
5. Samuel born abt. 1872
6. Sarah (Sallie) Ora born November 15, 1873, died August 29, 1935 in Carlisle
Brother and sister, Charles KEESEE and Adeline Martha Keesee HAYS (wife of Moses Hays), went to Tennessee together from Pittsylvania County, Virginia when they were just in their late teens. They both married in the early 1820's and began a three-decade journey across Tennessee, which led them to first Graves County and then Ballard County, Kentucky.
Charles and Adeline were two of the seven children of John Keesee and his first wife Adeline BRUSCH. They were the grand nephew and grand niece of General Francis MARION, the South Carolina Swamp Fox of the Revolution. Adeline Brusch Keesee had died before 1808, when John Keesee married his second wife, Lucy BRIGHTWELL. John Keesee had one son by his second wife and died in 1810 in Pittsylvania Co. VA.
Charles Keesee was born between 1799 and 1805 in Henrico County, VA. He married Sarah McGREW October 25, 1825 in Rutherford Co. TN. They lived in Davidson Co. and Weakley Co. TN before they arrived in Graves Co. KY in the early 1840s. Charles and Sarah had eight children, with the youngest born in 1844 in Graves Co. KY. They lived near Mayfield and Charles was a farmer. Sarah died between 1844 to 1845. and Charles married his 2nd wife Mary, whose maiden name is unknown to me. Charles and Mary had three children by 1857 and Mary died before 1860. Charles did not marry again. By 1870 Charles was living near Blandville in Ballard Co. The 1870 Census shows Charles with real estate valued at $1,140 and personal property valued at $385. In 1880 Charles is back in Graves Co., in the Haynes and Pottsville area, living alone. Charles died May 15, 1892. He is buried in Owens Chapel Cemetery. It is not known where his wives are buried.
Children of Charles and Sarah McGrew Keesee were:
1. Charles L. Keesee was born about 1830 in Davidson Co. TN. He married Polly BROGDEN September 1854 in Graves Co.
2. Sarah (Sallie) Keesee was born about 1833 in Davidson Co. TN. She is on the 1860 Census of Graves Co in her father's household. Nothing more is known about her.
3. Martha Keesee was born about 1834 in Davidson Co. TN.
4. Margaret Emerline "Liddy" Keesee was born May 19, 1836 in Nashville, Davidson Co TN. She married John Eli "Jeff" MANTLE in 1860 in Graves Co. Jeff was born October 12, 1835 in Monroe Co. Ohio, the son of William Mantle and Ellen COX. Jeff established the Bardwell Brick and Tile Company in CARLISLE COUNTY. Jeff and Liddy had one daughter, Mary Ellen "Mollie" Mantle, 1860-1933. Mollie married Oscar Turner BLACK. Jeff died February 3, 1909 and Liddy died May 10, 1918. They are buried at Bardwell Cemetery. See photo