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Phoebe KEELY

Female 1846 - 1895  (49 years)


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  • Name Phoebe KEELY 
    Born 04 Nov 1846  Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 04 Dec 1895  Rochester Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Phoebe is thought to be the fifth of ten children born to James and Mary (McKEE) KEELY. Both of her parents were children of early residents of Butler Co., OHIO. Her father was a brick mason and the son of Samuel KEELY, a pioneer settler in Shelby Co., IN. Phoebe's maternal grandfather, Anthony Wayne McKEE was born in Butler Co., OHIO, and is reported to have been a soldier in the "western department" of the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. ("History of the U.S., Indiana and Fulton Co." Peattie, 1896, p 93) As of Jan. 1996, compiler has not been able to document this elsewhere.

      According to the "The Fulton County Atlas,1883", Phoebe was born in Indianapolis; however, typewritten information on the back of a copy of her death certificate says that she was born in "Miami Co.". (Compiler suspects the source may have misread the original death certificate) The 1860 census for Fulton shows Phoebe to be 12 years old, but Thomas and Phoebe were married in June 0f 1862. In 1870, Phoebe was in the GILCHRIST home at age 24. Her tombstone gives vital dates as 1846-1895, yet her death certificate reads "Age of death, 50 years". At the time of Phoebe's death, she and Thomas were living on the land first owned by James and Mary GILCHRIST. Thomas sold this property to the NAFE family about a year later.

      The only photograph of Phoebe owned by this compiler was taken after her three children reached adulthood. In this family picture she appears to be nearly the same height as her husband (both are seated); of average weight with a somewhat long, narrow face and deep-set eyes. She appears to have been a very attractive woman.

      Most documents indicate that Phoebe had given birth to only three children, however, an article in the "Fulton County Cemetery Inscriptions" for the IOOF Cemetery at Leiters Ford indicates there is reason to believe the graves of three young children in the same area as the graves of Thomas and Phoebe are those of Phoebe's children. The graves of "Sideny M." (7 mos.), "Nellie I." (14 mos.), and "Edward L." (1 mo.) are located very close to Thomas' and Phoebe's grave. There is no surname on the stones, but no other adults are buried close enough to be associated as the parents of the three.

      After the listing of the three children's names, the cemetery inventory states, "(Note: This and the preceding two stones had no other identification on them. However, they are presumed to have been children of Thomas GILCHRIST who married 11 June 1862, Phoebe KEELY...Census records 1870 and 1880...indicate there were other children: James...,William...and Mary..." None of the family known to this compiler has ever made reference to the existence of the three infants.

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      Page 29, "Fulton County 1883 ATLAS" carries the following article:

      "Thomas GILCHRIST, farmer, P.O. Rochester, born in Jefferson County, Ind., in 1845, is the son of James and Mary ANDERSON GILCHRIST, who were natives of Scotland. The subject of our sketch became a resident of this county when six years old. He was educated in the district schools. The event of his marriage took place June 11, 1862, to Phoebe KEELY, who was born in Indianapolis, Ind., November 4, 1846. She is the daughter of James and Mary McKEE KEELY, who were natives of Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. GILCHRIST have had born to them three children - James, May 10, 1863; William, March 31, 1869; and Mary, September, 1875. Mr. GILCHRIST owns a fine farm of ninety acres in Section 29, on which he resides. He is an enterprising citizen and is highly respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances".

      REFERENCES:

      1. Death Certificate: Phoebe GILCHRIST (copy owned by compiler); Fulton County Health Dept.; Rochester, IN.
      2. Marriage License: Thomas GILCHRIST and Phoebe KEELY (copy owned by compiler) Fulton Co. Clerk, Rochester, IN.
      3. Tombstone: I.O.O.F. Cem., Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN.
      4. "Fulton Co. Atlas 1883"; p 29 (copy owned by compiler); Fulton Co. Pub. Lib., Rochester, IN.
      5. U.S. Census 1860, IN; Fulton Co.; Rochester Twp.; p 179; #1222/ #1226. Microfilm #653-260.
      6. U.S. Census 1870, IN; Fulton Co.; Rochester Twp; p 34; #257/#257. Microfilm #593-316.
      7. U.S. Census 1880, IN; Fulton Co.; Rochester Twp.; E.D. #42; p 43; #445/#445. Microfilm #T9-278.
      8. "Fulton County Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions", p.86; Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery (Section 1, Row 15); Fulton Co. Lib., Rochester, IN (copy of page owned by compiler)

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Phoebe Keely Gilchrist
      Birth: 1846
      Death: 1895

      Family links: Parents: James Keely (1812 - 1891), Mary A McKee Keely (1818 - 1892); Spouse: Thomas Gilchrist (1839 - 1926)

      Burial: Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana, USA

      Created by: Kim White
      Record added: Oct 05, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 77687955
    Person ID I15  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 May 2017 

    Father James KEELY,   b. 18 Aug 1812, Butler County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1891, Rochester, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary A. McKEE,   b. 17 Jun 1818, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1892, Rochester, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 05 Jun 1835  Shelby County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas GILCHRIST,   b. 14 Apr 1839, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1926, Richland Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Marriage License 09 Jun 1862  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 11 Jun 1862  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Sideny M. GILCHRIST,   b. 10 Mar 1876, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1876, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
     2. Nellie I. GILCHRIST,   b. 17 Mar 1888, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1889, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Natural]
     3. Edward L. GILCHRIST,   b. 11 Jan 1890, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1890, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
     4. James K. GILCHRIST,   b. 10 May 1863, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1906, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [Natural]
     5. William Jefferson GILCHRIST,   b. 31 Mar 1869, Richland Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1943, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Natural]
     6. Mary Anderson GILCHRIST,   b. 13 Sep 1875, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jul 1949, Culver, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 1 May 2017 11:03:13 
    Family ID F711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Phoebe KEELY

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959: name: ThomasGilchrist event: Marriage event date: 11 Jun 1862 event place: , Fulton, Indiana other event place: registration place: , Fulton, Indiana, United States marriage license date: 09 Jun 1862 residence: gender: Male age (estimated): number of prior marriages: race: birth date: birthplace: father's name: mother's name: spouse's name: Phebe Keeley spouse's residence: spouse's gender: Female spouse's age (estimated): spouse's number of prior marriages: spouse's race: spouse's birth date: spouse's birthplace: spouse's father's name: spouse's mother's name: informant's name: officiator's name: page: 146 record number: reference: film number: 001871260 digital folder number: 004540542 image number: 00161 number of images: 1 batch number: M03028-4.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: name: Thomas Gilchrist event: Marriage eventdate: 11 Jun 1862 event place: , Fulton, Indiana other event place: registration place: , Fulton, Indiana, United States marriage license date: 09 Jun 1862 residence: gender: Male age (estimated): number of prior marriages: race: birth date: birthplace: father's name: mother's name: spouse's name: Phebe Keeley spouse's residence: spouse's gender: Female spouse's age (estimated): spouse's number of prior marriages: spouse's race: spouse's birth date: spouse's birthplace: spouse's father's name: spouse's mother's name: informant's name: officiator's name: page: 146 record number: reference: film number: 001871260 digital folder number: 004540542 image number: 00161 number of images: 1 batch number: M03028-4.