Keys-Kees & Harter Families of Kentucky and Indiana
Catherine Keys/Keas Harter, wife of Geo. Harter of Bourbon Co Ky.:
Nov 17, 1806: Catherine "Katie" Keys mar. George Harter in Bourbon Co Ky. Bond: Conrad Varner
Jan 30, 1806: Catherine Kees witness to will of Elizabeth Lair of Harrison Co Ky.
Conclusions: Catherine and William Keys were probably brother and sister because of the interactions between the two with Conrad Varner in Harrison Co Ky. Reasons: (a) Conrad Varner bondsman for Catherine Keys marriage and neighbor at Lair's Station, Ky. of William Kees on 1820 Harrison Co Ky. Census and in 1810 may have been counted in Conrad Varner household (b) William Kees of Campbell Co Ky. purchased tract in Harrison Co Ky. from Conrad Varner of Spencer Co Ind. (c) Adam & Conrad Varner plus William Kee on 1800 Bourbon Co Ky. Census. (d) Harter and Varner migration from Harrison Co Ky. to Spencer Co Indiana.
Gleanings from GenForum Messages:
Talbot GenForum Message No. 503 by Ron Reynolds, 1-31-2002:
"Martha L. Harter, daughter of George Harter and Catherine Keys of Spencer Co Ind., mar. Henry Stanton Talbott 7 June 1826, in Spencer Co Ind. George Harter’s parents: Henry B. Harter & Catherine Dove. Henry Harter’s father was James Harter who had 2nd wife Nancy Harland. Catherine Key's mother was Margaret Keas or Keys (unproven)."
Reply by Joan Sauter: "Henry Stanton Talbott b. 10-18-1801 Westmoreland Co Pa., d. 12-12-1881 Orange Co Ind. He mar. Martha Harter, dau of George Harter & Catherine Keas. Henry S. Talbott's father was James Talbott b. 2-15-1753 Ellicott Mills, Anne Arundel Co Md., d.3-9-1855 Jefferson Co, Ohio.
Surname spelling on 1811 Harrison Co Ky. marriage bond of William Keys to Ada Whalen: WILLIAM KEYS to EADY WHALAND
William Keys on Campbell Co Ky. March 1, 1855 deed: Richard Southgate to William Keys lease on 50 acres on Scaffold Creek.
Northern Kentucky Marriages by Steve Worrell
1. Charles Fowler mar. Nancy Whaling 2 Mar 1826., bond: Wm. Kees, Campbell Co Ky.
2. Taylor Kees mar. Malinda Harris 7 June 1831 Bond: Charles Fowler Consent by fathers: William Kees & George Harris
3. Stout Fowler mar. Rebecca Whaling 15 Apr 1829 Bond: Charles Fowler
4. Eveline Fowler mar. Alexander Ross 24 Feb 1828 Bond Charles Fowler
Notes: Both Charles & Stout Fowler married into the Whaling/Whalen family in Campbell Co Ky. William Kees bondsman for Charles Fowler in 1826; while Charles Fowler bondsman for Taylor Kees, s/o Wm Kees, in 1831.
Thomas Fowler Lineage
Scroll to No. 204 Stout Fowler b. 1807 Ky. (Jonas, Jacob, William, Thomas)
1. Thomas Fowler b. 1670 Anne Arundel Co Md.; 3. William Fowler b. 1698 Q.A. Parish, Prince George Co Md; 20. Jacob Fowler d. 1755 Madison Co Ky; 66. Jonas Fowler b. 1767 NJ/ 1800 Brownsville, Fayette Co Pa. mar. Rebecca Clevenger b. 1770 NJ. (see Isaac Kees 1850 Census for Fowler/Cleaver in household); 204. Stout Fowler b. 1807 Fayette Co Pa., mar. Rebecca Whaling 15 Apr 1829 Campbell Co Ky. d. Clermont Co Ohio.
1850 Clermont Co Ohio Census, Ohio Twp. p. 449: Stout Fowler, age 43, b. 1807 Penn. carpenter w/wife Rebecca age 44 b. 1808 Ky. America age 15, Aaron age 10, Rebecca age 6, John S. age 4.
1840 Clermont Co Ohio Census, Ohio Twp, p. 221: Stout Fowler 1-1-0-0-0-1 & 1-0-1-0-1
Susan Fowler Kesselman, GenForum 2-4-2002: "My 3xgrtgrdfa Charles Fowler m. Nancy Whaling 2 Mar 1826 Campbell Co Ky. He died at age 70 in Walton, Lee Co IL. He had 5 children: John Bennett Fowler b. 1837 d. 1920 m. Margaret Briggs; William H. Fowler, Amanda Fowler, Becky Fowler m. Robt Lindsay, James Fowler.
KEYS, WILLIAM - Washington Co, Pikerun Twp, Penn. (Will Bk. No. 3, p. 52) Dated 17 Aug 1815, prob. 31 Aug 1815, Excrs. William and Andrew Keys, sons. Bene: Christina Keys, wife, and sons William Keys, Andrew Keys, Irwin Keys, James Keys, Hugh Keys, and dau. Margaret Keys.
Note: Joseph Fowler of Fayette Co Penn. s/o Benjmain Fowler, s/o Thomas Fowler on BransonCook lineage site.
Washington Co Pa. Census in 1810 on page 83:
Early Kentucky Marriages:
1. John Johnson of Cumberland Co Pa. m. Mary Jamison 1782 Shelby Co Ky.
2. James Kase m. Elizabeth Williams 1790 Lincoln Co Ky.
3. Nancy Keys mar. *Bazel Williams 27 Feb 1798, dau. of Wm Keys of Shelby Co Ky.
4. Joseph Fowler mar. Elizabeth Hill 10 Feb 1801 Madison Co Ky.
5. William Keys mar. Eady Whayland 12 Sept 1811 Harrison Co Ky. ( Mother of Ada Whalen was Mattie Hutson from Kees Bible)
6. Joseph Wayland mar. Catherine "Kitty" Shaver 21 June 1812 Boone Co Ky.
7. Joseph Fowler mar. Ann Johnson 17 Mar 1819 Clark Co Ky.
8. Rachel Keys, d/o Wm., m. William Johnson 2 Sept 1819, bondsman Stephen Keys, Shelby Co.
9. John Whalen mar. Cynthia Sneed 21 Aug 1820 Harrison Co Ky. Bond William Kees, Consent of Henry Whalen for son John. Attest: Wm Kees & Wm Sneed Bond #1436 Harrison Co Ky.
10. Eleanor Key mar. John Johnson 27 May 1822 Harrison Co Ky
11. Wm Kees mar. Nancy Johnson 10 Dec 1825 Harrison Co Ky. b. John Johnson
Wt. Isaac Key (see FGS from FamilySearch.org)
12. Joseph Wayland mar. Nancy Massey 17 Jan 1832 Campbell Co Ky. b. Patrick Reddick
Historical Note: Basil Williams was in Capt. Thomas Stockley's Rangers in Westmoreland/Washington Co PA in 1778-1783 during Revolutionary War. In the Ranger list were Andrew and Hugh Kees, Matthew-Jacob-James Fowler and William Hudson. Washington Co Pa. Militia 1781 Militia List: Pvt. 1st Class Andrew Kee and Hugh Kee 8th Class; Thomas Fowler, Associative Militia. 1780 Early Settlers of Washington, Fayette, Greene Cos. Pa.: Jacob Fowler, Basil Williams Jr. (Sources: "Ten-Mile Country," Web site US GenWeb Archives cites PA Archives, Vol. XXIII, 3rd Series, pp. 198-200. See also Williams Family of Ky. in "Marylanders to Ky." by Peden.)
Washington Co Pa. Web Site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/pa/washington/
August 5, 2004
Pat, Eliza Fowler may have married Andrew Keys, son of William Keys and Christine Graham. I attach a group sheet for Andrew Keys and Eliza Fowle with census records I have for them. They moved to Indiana prior to 1840 and Andrew died there in 1857. Eliza died sometime after 1870, probably in Pulaski Co, IN.
The information I have for James Keys of Cumberland Co, PA is from the "Biographical Record of Washington County, PA," Chicago, 1893, page 595. The writeup is on Joseph Keys, grandson of James Keys. It simply says James Keys had one son, James, and died shortly after in 1777. His widow remarried a Robert Watson and they moved to Washington Co, PA. It makes no mention of Rev War participation.
Earl Henderson <obiwanLV@aol.com>
Fowler Kentucky Census
1800 Campbell Co Ky. Tax List: Jacob Fowler
1810 Madison Co Ky. Census p. 207: Jacob Fowler 2-1-1-1-1 + 1-1-0-1-0 nearby Alexander Fowler
1810 Harrison Co Ky. Census, p. 314: Charles Fowler 2 M -10, 1 M 16/25, + 2 F -10, 1F 16/25 Neighbors: Wm. Craig, Wm Gray, Jas. Criswell, Geo. Givens, Francis McDaniel
1820 Campbell Co Ky. Covington p. 6:
Jacob Fowler0-1-0-1-1-1 (45+)+ 0-0-0-0-1 (45+) 3 engaged in commerce
Robert Fowler 2-1-0-4-1-1 (45+)+ 3-1-0-1-0-0 (14 T) 3 engaged in agriculture
Jonas Fowler 0-1-1-1-1-1 (45+) + 2-1-1-1-1 5 eng. agriculture
1830 Campbell Co Ky. Census Covington p. 229. Jacob Fowler 0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-1 (60/70) & 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1 50/60
1840 Boone Co Ky. Census p. 248. Jacob Fowler 1 M 70/80 with Edward Fowler & Benjamin Fowler nearby
Note: Jacob Fowler was son of Edward Fowler & Rachel Piatt of Washington Co Penn.
Edward Fowler mar. Katherine Goodridge 3 Oct 1822 Boone Co Ky. Consent by father
Jacob Fowler. (see FGS) Most of Edward Fowlers’ children in n. Kentucky.
1830 Harrison Co Ky. Census p. 170: Charles Fowler 2 M 10/15, 1 M 16/20, 1 M 20/30, 1 M 40/50 + 1 F 10/15, 2 F 30/40 Neighbor: Adam Varner, Overton Jolly, Thos. Whalen, Charles Lair at Lairs Station post office.
1840 Harrison Co Ky. Census
p. 160: Lydia Fowler no males and F: 1-0-1-1 & 1 F 50/60 nr Stephen Whalen
p. 159 Henry J. Fowler 0-0-0-0-1 30/40 + 0-0-0-0-1-0-1
p. 152 Benjamin Fowler 1 M 30/40 + 1-1-0-0-1 (20/30) nr Benjamin & Ephraim Whaley
and James N. Lair (Lairs Station)
p. 121 Wm Fowler 2-1-2-1-1-0-1-1 (50/60) + 1-1-1-0-1-1 (30/40)
1820 US Census Harrison Co Ky., East Side of South Fork Licking River, p. 178 :
William Kees M: 3-0-0-0-1-0 + 0-0-0-0-1 (5 total)
Three sons under age 10:
Taylor Kees b. c1811, age 9
Isaac Kees b. c1814, age 6
William Jr. b. c1819/1821, age 1 or less
Note: Elizabeth W. Kees not born yet.
Next door to William Kees in 1820 Harrison Co Ky: Margaret Marsh 1-2-0-0-0-0 + 1-1-2 (16/26)-0-1 (45+)
1820 Bourbon Co Ky. Census, Millersburg, p. 142: Charles Fowler 4-1-0-0-1-2-1-1-1-0-0-1
1830 Harrison Co Ky. Census Eastern Div. p. 170: Charles Fowler 0-0-3-1-1-0-1-0-0-0
1850 US Census Kenton Co Ky. p. 183
762-769: William Adams age 320 head of household
Polly age 27, John age 9, Alfred age 6, Eliz.age 1
George Wayland age 24
Nancy Wayland age 20
James Whaley age 23 (census-taker wrote Wayland-Whaley)
761-768: Elijah Taylor age 27, wife Isabella age 24.
Children: Benjamin, Joseph, John, Wm, Arletta.
Wayland Marriage in Campbell Co Ky.
1. James Wayland m. Mary Stephens 8 Aug 1833 b. Elijah Taylor c. fa Jos. Wayland
2. Alfred Wayland m. Frances Ste[hens 3 Apr 1834 b. Jas. Wayland, c. fa Jos. Wayland
Elijah Taylor m. Isabella Thomas Apr 1834 Pendleton Co Ky.
Nancy A. Thomas m. Solomon Hoover 15 Aug 1847, c. Nancy’s stepfa Elijah Taylor in Kenton Co Ky.
Joseph Wayland of Campbell Co and Kenton Co Ky.
1850 Census Kenton Co Ky. p. 184:
Joseph Wayland, age 68, b. c1781 Va., with wife Nancy, sons Jeremiah, Joseph Jr. and
Thomas *Thomas age 19.
Note: Joseph Wayland b. 10 Sept. 1784, s/o Joshua Wayland & Rachel Utz of Orange Co VA, removed to Kenton Co Ky. (Wayland Web Page)
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