Seeking death records (will, obituary, tombstone, etc) for Hiram R., Rebecca, and Florida Keener. They were the children of Ulrich KEENER and Carolina Sophronia LEDFORD .
Thank you for any help.
Hiram R. married Mary Molly Keener and died in Macon Co before 1880.
Rebecca married James Abraham Young, died about 1920 in Macon Co.
Florida married M. Ross Buchanan, died in Macon Co before 1898.
Here is what is known of the family:
Ulrich Keener, born 2 Aug 1822 in Sevier, TN; died 3 May 1900; buried in Ellijay cem, Ellijay, Macon, NC. He married on 24 Jan 1846 in , Macon, NC, Carolina Sophronia Ledford, born 6 Sep 1827 in , Macon, NC; died 12 May 1911; buried in Ellijay cem, Ellijay, Macon, NC.
Notes for Ulrich KEENER
!MARRIAGE: 'Macon Co, NC Marriages 1829-1939, 1984, Southern Historical Press. Also, Macon Co. marriage register.
!CENSUS: 1840 US Census, Macon Co, NC, page 159, Isaac Keener, Males: 15-20 (this could be Isaac's brother Ulrich), 1, 20-30, 1 (Isaac), 60-70, 1 (Isaac's father Joseph would be 59. This is either he or Mary's father), Females: under 5, 2 (Sarah and Margaret), 20-30, 1 (Mary)
1850 US Census, Macon County, Tennessee Valley, NC, family #906,
occupation: farmer, boarder Manson Ledford, age 17 living with family. Could this be Sophronia's brother, b 1832, who is unnamed in the 1840 census?
1860 US Census, Macon County, NC, family #56
1870 US Census, Macon Co., NC, family #57 Sugar Fork Twp, Franklin P.O.
1880 US Census, Macon Co., NC Vol 13, ED# 115, sht 2, line 9, Ellijay Twp.
!OCCUPATION: 1870 US Census gives Ulrich's occupation as Farmer.
!DEATH: LDS film #0882938 'Pre 1914 Cemetery Survey NC'. Nallenweg family viisted cemetery in 1997. From Franklin go SE on Highway #28 for 5.7 miles. Turn left on Ellijay Rd and go 4.7 miles to Little Ellijay Rd (SR 1528). Turn right and graveyard is an immediate left on top of small hill next to Ellijay Mission Baptist Church. Keener family is in third row from the front of the cemetery.
The Franklin Press, Franklin, NC, 16 May 1900, pg. 1, son J. M. Keener named
administrator of U. Keener estate.
Estate records copied at Raleigh Archives indicate estate was sold to P.B. Williams. J.M. Keener was administrator of the estate. The following letters were copied:
- John A. and M.S. Williams, 15 Jun 1900
- W.W. Keener, 22 Jan 1901
- Harriet and G.M. Franks, 7 Feb 1901, Savannah, Jackson Co, NC
- John and Amanda Haskett, 16 Feb 1901, Sandy P.O., Madison Co, NC
- W.T. and M.A. Jennings, 5 July 1901
Notes for Carolina Sophronia LEDFORD
!BIRTH: 1900 census
!CENSUS: 1900 US Census, Macon Co., NC, Ellijay Twp., ED# 63, sht 13, family
#141/142. Widow Safrona living alone one farm away from son William.
1910 US Census, Macon Co., NC, family #54, Ellijay Twp., ED #109,
living with her daughter Rebecca in the household of her son-in-law, Jas.
Young. 'Saphrona' is 82 yrs old and has had 13 children, 8 are living. She can both read and write.
!BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS: 'Macon Co Heritage Book', article #365, 'Keener Family', 'Sophronia Ledford left home at the age of ten years and worked and made her own living.'
!DEATH: LDS film #0882938 'Pre 1914 Cemetery Survey NC'
also, Will, Macon Co, NC will book #2, page 545, written 15 Feb 1911 in Ellijay Twp, executed 3 July 1911. She left all of her assets to daughter - in - law C. E. Keener (Candice, William's wife).
Children of Ulrich KEENER and Carolina Sophronia LEDFORD were as follows:
+ 2 i Eliza Jane2 Keener , born 4 Nov 1846 in Macon, NC. She married James Monroe O. Peek .
+ 3 ii Harriett R.2 Keener , born 29 Dec 1847 in , Jackson or Macon, NC. She married Garret Murray Franks .
+ 4 iii James Morrison2 Keener (Rev.) , born 19 Feb 1850 in Ellijay, Macon, NC. He married Ruah Vian Holbrooks .
5 iv Hiram R.2 Keener , born 21 Nov 1851 in Macon, NC; died bef. 1880. He married on 17 Sep 1874 in , Macon, NC, Mary Molly Keener , born abt. 1852 in Macon, NC, daughter of Isaac Newton Keener  and Mary Polly Jennings . !MARRIAGE: 'Macon Co, NC Marriages 1829-1939, 1984, Southern Historical Press. !DEATH: Father's estate records from 1900 copied at Raleigh Archives name an heir as H.A. Keener. Could this be Hiram Asbury? Could this Hiram and Asbury be the same person??
+ 6 v Amanda J.2 Keener , born 11 Dec 1853 in Robinsville, Macon, NC. She married John Thomas Haskett .
+ 7 vi Martha Samantha2 Keener , born 6 Nov 1855 in Macon, NC. She married John A. Williams .
8 vii Lydia Josafine2 Keener , born 7 Dec 1857 in Macon, NC; died 18 May 1894; buried in Ellijay cem, Ellijay, Macon, NC. She married on 13 Jan 1889 in , Macon, NC, John A. Teem . !BIRTH: Tombstone !MARRIAGE: 'Macon County, NC Marriages 1829-1939', by James E. Wooley. Same source also shows John A. Teem, age 34 remarrying 24 Oct 1897 to Hanna Worley, age 23. !DEATH: Tombstone also, 'Franklin Press' @ Macon Co public library, 30 May 1894, page 3, 'Mrs. Lily J. Teem of Elijay died on last Friday, was a week, aged about 30 years.'
+ 9 viii Alexander Ervin2 Keener , born 25 Apr 1860 in Macon, NC. He married Mary Elizabeth Young .
+ 10 ix Rebecca A. (Becky)2 Keener , born 11 Feb 1861 in Macon, NC. She married James Abraham Young .
11 x Florida B.2 Keener , born 21 Mar 1864 in Macon, NC; died bef. 1898. She married on 21 Oct 1880 in Macon, NC, M. Ross Buchanan , born abt. 1858. !MARRIAGE: 'Macon County, NC Marriages 1829-1939', by James E. Wooley, M.R. Buchanan, 22 to F.B. Keener, 17. Note that in 1898, M.R. Buchanan, 40, marries Lydia Clark in Macon Co. Florida may have died prior to 1898. !DEATH: Father's estate record dated 12 May 1900 names the heirs of Ulrich's estate. It says 'the heirs of Florida Buchanan'. This indicates she had died prior to 1900.
+ 12 xi William Wesley2 Keener , born 25 May 1866 in Macon, NC. He married Candis Earnestine Brown .
13 xii Asbury2 Keener , born in Macon, NC; died bef. 1880. He married Mollie Keener . !DEATH: not shown on 1880 census However, Father's estate records from 1900 copied at Raleigh Archives name an heir as H.A. Keener. Could this be Hiram Asbury?
+ 14 xiii Mary Ann2 Keener , born 19 Sep 1869 in Macon, NC. She married William Tolvin Jennings (Ammons) .
Rebecca A. (Becky) Keener (Ulrich1), born 11 Feb 1861 in Macon, NC; died aft. 1910. She married on 1 Jan 1880 in Macon, NC, James Abraham Young, born Dec 1860 in , NC.
Notes for Rebecca A. (Becky) KEENER
!BIRTH: 1900 census
!MARRIAGE: 'Macon County, NC Marriages 1829-1939', by James E. Wooley, @ACPL, J.A. Young, 19 to R.A. Keener, 17
!CENSUS: 1900 US Census, Macon Co, NC, Ellijay Twp, ED #63, sheet 9, line 57, family #96, Abraham is a 39 year old farmer. Rebecca is the mother of 6 children, all living.
1910 US Census, Macon Co, NC family #54, Ellijay Twp, ED #109, Rebecca has had 6 children & all are living. Effie and Stella must be the youngest 2.
Children of Rebecca A. (Becky) KEENER and James Abraham YOUNG were as follows:
54 i Fannie R.3 Young , born Feb 1881 in Macon, NC.
55 ii Ruth B.3 Young , born Nov 1882 in Macon, NC.
56 iii Sophronia C.3 Young , born Apr 1885 in Macon, NC.
57 iv Tabitha3 Young , born Oct 1888 in Macon, NC.
58 v Lydia Effie3 Young , born Jan 1892 in Macon, NC.
59 vi Mary E. (Stella)3 Young , born Aug 1897 in Macon, NC.