Christina Keller

24 July 1798–26 February 1867 (Age 68)
Edinburg, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

The Life of Christina

When Christina Keller was born on 24 July 1798, in Edinburg, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob Keller, was 28 and her mother, Mary Magdalena Rinker, was 25. She married John Carter on 4 September 1817, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 26 February 1867, in Wallace, Jackson Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Wallace, Jackson Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Carter
Christina Keller
Marriage: 4 September 1817
Lovina Carter
William Bayless Carter
Mary M. or Polly Carter
Jacob K. Carter

Spouse and Children

4 September 1817
Greene, Tennessee, United States


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+19 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 14

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman’, ‘cellar master’ (Latin cellarius, denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber’, ‘pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores, accounts, or household in general in, for example, a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household, and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. The surname is widespread throughout central Europe.2 English: either an occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kellere, or an occupational name for an executioner, from Old English cwellere.3 Irish: reduced form of Kelleher .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Christenia Carter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Christeena Keller, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Christeena Keller, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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