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Re: Keelin (Keylon), George E.F.
Posted by: Wayne A. Cooksey Date: November 07, 2000 at 07:46:07
In Reply to: Re: Keelin (Keylon), George E.F. by Ann Massey of 165

Thank you for your reply. Am not sure of any
connections yet. It is difficult to make quick replies for me. I am restricted to using a public computer at a library about 25 miles from my home. I usually only get in once or twice a week. The library has a policy of only one hour per day of use per person. I can give you a general rundown of the Keylon's I know of beginning with the earliest known:

1> GEORGE ELLIS FRANKLIN KEYLON was born abt. 1856 in Cardiff, Roane Co, Tenn. He married Arpie Anne Crawford before 1889 in same county. George died abt 1900 in Cardiff, Etc. Arpie was born abt 1870 (unknown) and died abt 1897 in Rockwood, Roane Co, Tenn. Information sources: 1> from information on the back of an old photo-pre 1900, a partial copy of a marriage certificate (I am trying to get a complete copy), 3> census records and 4> information from LeRoy Keylon and Dora Crisenberry (my wife's parents). George and Arpie had 4 known children: 1> Eddie Lee B - Mar 21, 1889 Tenn, M - ?, D - Oct 11, 1951 in Arteisia NM, 2> Laura Della Jane Keylon B-Nov 28, 1890 in Roane Co, Tenn, M - ? & D - ?, 3> George Ellis - B -Nov 24, 1892 in Roane Co, Tenn, M - ?, D - Jan 13, 1949 in Hugo, Ok (he got drunk one night and was playing "chicken" on the railroad tracks with a train. He actually lived in Boswell, OK.), and 4> May Keylon - B -Dec 31, 1894 in Rockwood, Roane Co, Tenn, M -? , D - ?.

2> EDDIE LEE KEYLON wa born March 21, 1889 in Roane Co, Tenn. He married Gracie Anne Jones. He died on Oct 11, 1951 in Arteisia, New Mexico (north of Carlsbad.) (When he died, he had been working all day on a farm tractor - cleaning and repairing. He struck a match on his belt buckle to light a ciragette and his clothes erupted in flames. He died shortly after from burns he received while running for help about 1/2 mile away. At the time of his death, he was dying of advanced lung cancer.) They had a child named LeRoy George Keylon.

3> LEROY GEORGE KEYLON - B - Feb 10, 1927 in Allen, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma and D - Dec 7, 1973 in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co, California. He married Dora Leona Crisenberry on Jan 21, 1949 in Reno, Nev. LeRoy died of colon cancer. Their children were: Benita Gail (my wife) and Julie Ann.

I would like to hear more about your Laura Della Jane Keylon if you have time. If you desire a hardcopy of what we have so far, contact me and let me know.

Again, thanks for your reply,


Wayne A. Cooksey
Rt 2 Box 9
Allen, OK 74825-9402
E-Mail: WBCky@yahoo,com



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