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James Fate Keeney 1868 TX

1) Parents not known. Census data for James indicates father b. FL or US and mother b. MS or US. Census data for daughter Martha indicate father b. GA or MS and mother b. MS. Mother may have died 1897 (possibly in Ellis Co. TX). * Birth locales for children indicate family in Arkansas in 1858 and in Texas by 1860. WorldConnect entires at RootsWeb include a Sarah Forgay, b. 1841 in MS married to Keeney and list James Fate Keeney as a son.

2) James Fate Keeney - b. 1868 TX.
    Died July 1930 in Erath County, TX

     Married 1904 in Erath County, TX - Fannie M Martin (b Nov 1877 TN, d. July 1968 Erath County, TX

    1880 Census.
Not located. In the 1880 census there is a James F. Kelley, b. 1866, TX, nephew to James C. Keeney in Red River Co. TX.

    Purchased land in Ellis Co., TX in 1893 and sold it in 1899. James F, poll tax receipt dated 1901, Erath County, TX; indicates he was     born in TX.

    1910 Census - Erath Co., TX (Father b. FL, Mother b. MS)
    1920 Census - Erath Co., TX (Father b. US, Mother b. MS)
    1930 Census - Erath Co., TX (Father b. US, Mother b. US)

His older siblings - three known sisters have not been located in any early census data.

Martha Ann Keeney
Born December 1858 in Arkansas, died in Raywood, Harris, TX.
1) A.J. Harris June 10, 1875 in Robertson Co. TX;
2) Henry Henderson Oct. 16, 1879 in Robertson Co. TX; *
3) Sam Defoor Sept. 8, 1883 In Erath Co. TX (Defoor was in Robertson Co., TX, in 1879).

Rosie (Rosa) Ellen Keeney (this is on death certifcate grandmother Keeney filled this out)
She was born May 1, 1860 in Robertson Co. TX, died May 28, 1903 in Stephenville, Erath, TX, buried Pilot Knob Cemetery, Erath Co., TX
Married J.W. McDowell June 1880 in Falls Co. TX.

Mary Catherine/Kathryn Keeney
Born May 1, 1866 in TX, died Jan 09, 1939 in Dallas Co., TX, buried in Wheatland Cemetery, Dallas, TX.
Married Thomas Jefferson (T.J.) Pierce in 1885 in Erath Co. TX.


3) Children of James and Fannie::

James Banner Keeney b. Jan 1, 1904 died May 10, 1993 in Erath Co., TX
Jerdie Martin Keeney b Aug. 1905 died March 1986 Erath Co., TX

Mary Frances Keeney b Aug 1907 d June 1996 Erath Co., TX
Robert Clayton Keeney b Sept 1909 died Sept 1999 Erath Co., TX
Roy Lee Keeney born December 1, 1911 in Erath Co., TX
Posie Keeney b March 1914 d Feb 1989 Erath Co., TX, m. Spindor (Daughter, Linda, is the family researcher)
Whit Rayford Keeney b Feb 1917 Erath Co., TX


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* James Wiley Henderson (known as J.W. or Wiley) b. abt 1880 in Falls Co. TX (son of Martha Keeney and Henry Henderson) was sent to live with his grandmother Keeney and his Uncle Jim (James Fate) Keeney in about 1887, locale not known. Wiley remembers his grandmother dying about 1897 (possibly in Ellis Co. TX). Wiley said he and Uncle Jim (James Fate Keeney) drove cattle when they came to Erath Co., TX, from Ellis Co., TX.


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