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Keziah "Kissy" Williams, d. 1859, Wilcox Co., Alabama

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Keziah "Kissy" Williams, d. 1859, Wilcox Co., Alabama

Posted: 1361325256000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Williams, Wilson, Kelly
I am trying to identify the parents of Keziah (Kissey) Williams. She was born 1794 in Georgia and died 1859 in Wilcox Co.,Alabama. She married John W. Kelly, January 2 ,1817 in Clarke Co.,Alabama. The marriage was performed by Elias Lumsden. She and John Kelly moved to the Lower Peach Tree area of Wilcox Co.,Alabama before 1820 where they raised 4 sons and 2 daughters.
In a Bounty Land Grant application dated July 30, 1855, Kissey testified that her name before marriage to John Kelly was Kissey Williams. In a separate affadavit in support of that grant application Jesse Wilkerson and Rachel Harris state they were acquainted with Kissy Wilson before her marriage to John W. Kelly and were present at the marriage , death, and burial of John W. Kelly. I believe the discrepancy in surnames (Williams/Wilson) comes from the fact that neither Kissey Kelly, Jesse Wilkerson, nor Rachel Harris could read or write and that third parties wrote the affadavits.
Any information that would help to identify Keziah ( Kissey) Williams parents and siblings would be greatly appreciated.

Raymond Kelly
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