Granville Keeton

Male 1836 - 1908


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Granville Keeton was born 3 Oct 1836, Wayne County, Kentucky (son of Joel Keeton and Catherine Young); died 4 Mar 1908, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Granville married Catherine Hurt 14 Dec 1865, Wayne County, Kentucky. Catherine was born 13 Mar 1845; died 30 Sep 1912, Wayne County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joel Keeton was born Abt 1810, Kentucky (son of Allen Keeton); died 10 Dec 1885, Mount Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Joel married Catherine Young 28 Nov 1833, Wayne County, Kentucky. Catherine (daughter of Washington Young and Sarah Adkins) was born Abt 1814, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 10 May 1884, Mount Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Hurt Cemetery at Mt. Pisgah, Kentucky (unmarked grve). [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Catherine Young was born Abt 1814, Wayne County, Kentucky (daughter of Washington Young and Sarah Adkins); died 10 May 1884, Mount Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Hurt Cemetery at Mt. Pisgah, Kentucky (unmarked grve).

    Notes:

    Catherine and her husband both lay to rest at Hurt Cemetery at Mt. Pisgah, Kentucky. Their graves are unmarked, but originally were covered by a small cedar house, which has now rotted down. The building of houses over the graves appears to have been the custom in this area, in years gone by. Some of the houses are still standing in the cemeteries of the are.

    Children:
    1. Sarah Keeton was born 9 Nov 1834, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 3 Aug 1900, Mount Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    2. 1. Granville Keeton was born 3 Oct 1836, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 4 Mar 1908, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    3. Rebecca Keeton was born 22 Dec 1840, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 4 Jul 1900, Iowa.
    4. Martha Keeton was born 1842, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    5. James Shelby Keeton was born 9 Sep 1844, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 16 Sep 1923, Bethel Church Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    6. John W Keeton was born 1846, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 1872.
    7. George A Keeton was born 1 Jun 1850; died 6 May 1927, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    8. Ozias Barnes Keeton was born 20 Aug 1853; died 14 Dec 1899, Keeton-Lovelace Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Allen Keeton
    Children:
    1. 2. Joel Keeton was born Abt 1810, Kentucky; died 10 Dec 1885, Mount Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky.

  2. 6.  Washington Young was born 1790, Virginia; died Aft 12 Sep 1850, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Washington Young was a prominent early settler and was the progenitor of a rather large and successful family. It is not presently known when Washington came to Wayne County, nor who his parents were; it is known that he was in the county at the time the census was taken in 1820. It should be pointed out here in the beginning that there were two Washington Youngs in the Little South Fork Country, and to further confuse the matter, they married three daughters of Benjamin and Catherin Troxell Adkins. Washington Young, who lived at the head of Langham Fork, was the older. He first married Sarah Adkins and after her death, he married Margaret Pemberton. This Washington Young, was some 16 years older than the Washington Young who married Emily (Milly) Adkins. We know definitely that Washington Young died prior to February 28, 1853, as this is the date that Margaret (Pemberton) Young was appointed guardian for Granville M., Serina, Rebecca and Sarah E. Young, infant heirs of Washington Young. On the same date John Burris was appointed guardian for Minrod and Polly Ann Young.

    The Washington Young old home place was a large one story log house, and was constructed of oak logs, some of which were 18 inches wide. The dobbing between the logs has the date of 1790 cut into it. On the west end of the house is a large rock chimney, constructed of linestone rock, which is native to the area. In front of the house is a large spring, lined with cedar logs and growing an abundance of water cress. It has been said that Washington owned more than 5000 acres in Wayne County




    1848 - Page 326 Deed Cooper to Young
    This indenture made and entered into this the 28th day of February 1848 by and between Harmon Cooper of the County of Wayne and State of Kentucky of the one part and Washington Young of the County of Wayne and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnessed that the said Harmon Cooper for and in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred Dollars to him in hand paid the receipt of which is Herby acknowledged have granted, bargained, sold, and conveyed unto the said Washington Young and his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the said County of Wayne on the Little South Fork of Cumberland River containing one hundred and fifty acres bounded as followeth, namely, Beginning at 2 hickory on Steel's line. thence running up the river with the meanders thereof S.83 W.40 poles S.67 W.26 poles S.25 W.20 poles S.10 E.88 poles S.80 W.46 poles S.62 W.36 poles to a stake on the bank of the creek on Baker's line, thence with said line S.50 E.14 poles to 2 white oaks N.80 E.86 poles to a white oak, N.45 E.87 poles to a white oak S.14 E.15 poles to a stake, S.70 E.50 poles to a stake S.25 E.90 poles binding on James Vaughan's line to his corner sugar tree on the South side of the river N.50 E.6 poles to a stake on the bank of the river, thence up the meanders of said river N.25 W.20 poles W.23, E.55 poles N.30 W.70 poles N.40 E.60 poles leaping the river to a stake, thence N.8 W.40 poles to a white oak and sugar tree N.72 W.120 poles leaping the river twice to a hickory and red oak S.52 W.62 poles to a walnut S.50 E.60 poles leaping the river to the Beginning. It being the same tract of land which said Harmon Cooper holds from Aladin Parmly.
    To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said Washington Young his heirs and assigns and the said Harmon Cooper for himself, his heirs, and assigns do covenant and agree to and with the said Washington Young that he will warrant and forever defend the aforesaid tract or parcel of land.




    After Washington's death, starting with Nimrod's trip in 1859, the children began migrating to Jasper County, Iowa settling in the Rock Creek, Buena Vista and Washington Townships. All the children went to Iowa with the exception of Telitha and Catharine; however, Cyrena, Elizabeth and Evelyn Alice later returned to Kentucky, living there the remainder of their lives.

    Washington married Sarah Adkins 15 Apr 1813, Wayne County, Kentucky. Sarah (daughter of Benjamin Adkins, Sr and Catherine Stigall) was born 1795, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 10 May 1884, Wayne County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  3. 7.  Sarah Adkins was born 1795, Pulaski County, Kentucky (daughter of Benjamin Adkins, Sr and Catherine Stigall); died 10 May 1884, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. 3. Catherine Young was born Abt 1814, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 10 May 1884, Mount Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Hurt Cemetery at Mt. Pisgah, Kentucky (unmarked grve).
    2. Malita Telitha Young was born Abt 1817, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Aft Jan 1883, Wayne County, Kentucky (?).
    3. Elizabeth Young was born 20 Sep 1817, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 6 Feb 1896, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    4. Edward Young was born 21 Mar 1822, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 16 Apr 1908, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Benjamin Adkins, Sr was born 1770, Hancock, Tennessee (son of Owen Adkins and Agnes Goad); died 18 Nov 1839, Barrier Community, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Benjamin Adkins, SR was born about 1770 in Virginia and died in Wayne County in November 1839 and buried in the Barrier Community near Parmleysville where he lived. Benjamin and his wife, Catherine Stigall and his sisters were among the first settlers of Kentucky, making the long journey from North Caroline with on of the Daniel Boone parties. Two of Benjamin's sisters were killed by the Indians on this trek. His name first appears in the land records of Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1798, the in Pulaski County in 1799 and on the 1810 Census of Wayne County. He married Catherine "Katie" Stigall before coming to Kentucky. She was born 1779 in South Carolina and perhaps some of her family came also as there is a Stigall Community in Pulaski County, near the Cumberland River, off Highway 1642. Benjamin and Katies' daughter, Katie Jr. and her husband, Samuel Walden were buried in this area of Pulaski. Catherine Stigall Adkins lived in widowhood with her son Benjamin Jr. in the Parmleysville area of Wayne County until she died in 1862. In 1864, Benjamin Jr. sold out and moved to Iowa. Catherine is buried in the Barrier Community of Wayne County along with her husband, Benjami Sr.

    In 1836, Benjamin built a Log Mill on the Little South Fork, made of huge squared logs. It had rifle slits on two levels. This mill is still standing in Wayne County. When Benjamin died in 1839, his estate consisted of 10 or more Negro, large sums of money and debts Owing to him to the amount of $10,000 besides many acres of land, stock, farm instruments, household and kitchen furniture of great value.

    Benjamin Sr.'s Last Will and Testament is also included in the book "Washington Young of Wayne County, Kentucky and his Descendants by Asher Leon Young". Also included are court records in which a son-in-law and daughter-in-law attempt to challenge the will. Their spouses had died and they and their children were left out of the will. They claimed that Benjamin was never well and suffered from mental illness as a result of a head injury received during and Indian attack. They lost their case.
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    "In the name of God Amen or be it remembered that I, Benjamin Adkins of the County of Wayne and State of Kentucky being weak in body but of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of this mortal life do make and ordain this my last Will and testament in the manner of form as follows:
    First, my will and desire is that after my body dies that it should be buried decently out of my perishable estate then I do will and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Catherine, all my land and tenements and all my stock of every sort -- household and kitchen furniture and all the farming tools-- all the cash in hand and cash notes and a Negro woman called Vina during her life and I will and bequeath unto my son, Benjamin, to have the use and benefit of the land with his mother until her death and then I will and bequeath all my land at the death of my wife, Catherine, unto my son, Benjamin, and a Negro boy called Gib for ever. Now Nancy Adkins, the wife of James Adkins deceased and Washington Young, husband of my eldest daughter Salley having received there full portions and are left out of my last will and testament -- I do will and bequeath unto my daughter, Milley Young, and her heirs a Negro at its value and I will and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Polly Cooper, a Negro at its value and also I will and bequeath unto my daughter, Mahala Gibson, a Negro at its value -- I also will and bequeath unto my daughter, Malinda, a Negro at its value and I also will and bequeath unto my daughter, Catherine, a Negro at its value and I will and bequeath Nancy Blevins a Negro at its value by her and her heirs paying to the estate aforesaid mentioned the sum of Two Hundred Dollars which she have received -- also I will and bequeath that my daughter, Nelly Smith, and Morrace Adkins to be made equal with the rest of my heirs out of the remains of my estate by them counting what they have had -- Now I will and bequeath that the remains of my estate shall be divided amongst the heirs which I have named so as to make them all equal -- I hereby appoint Washington Jr. sole Executor of this, my last Will and testament of my estate, hereby revoking all former wills made by me -- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of October in the year 1839 -- signed and sealed. Published and declared by the above named Benjamin Adkins to be his last will and testament in the presents of us where at his request and his presents have hereunto subscribed our names as Witness to the same."
    Benjamin (X) Adkins

    Benjamin married Catherine Stigall May 1804, Kentucky. Catherine was born 1779, South Carolina; died Abt 1862, Barnes Community, Parmleysville, Wayne County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 15.  Catherine Stigall was born 1779, South Carolina; died Abt 1862, Barnes Community, Parmleysville, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah Adkins was born 1795, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 10 May 1884, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    2. James Burton Adkins was born 7 Feb 1797, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 1839, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    3. Wyatt Adkins was born Abt 1800, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Between 1803 and 1810, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    4. Morris Adkins was born 22 Jan 1802, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 6 Jan 1885, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    5. Nellie Adkins was born Between 1803 and 1810, Monticello, Wayne Co. Kentucky.
    6. Wyatt Adkins was born Between 1803 and 1810, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Between 1803 and 1820, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    7. Nancy Adkins was born 19 Oct 1811, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 8 Jul 1874, DeKalb County, Alabama; was buried Cagle Cemetery, Deerhead Cove, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    8. Emily Adkins was born 19 Oct 1811, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Deceased.
    9. Mary Ann Adkins was born 1814, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 17 Aug 1868, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Mt. Pisgah (Cooper Adkins) Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    10. Mahala Adkins was born 28 Jul 1816, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 26 Mar 1887, Rome, Floyd County, Georgia; was buried Cagle Cemetery, Deerhead Cove, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    11. Malinda Adkins was born 1818, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Campbell County, Tennessee.
    12. Catherine Adkins was born 15 Aug 1820, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 26 Dec 1898, Pulaski County, Kentucky; was buried pulaski County, Kentucky.
    13. Benjamin Adkins, Jr was born 10 Jul 1825, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 29 May 1887, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Antle Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.