Mary E Keeling

May 1829–10 May 1910 (Age 81)
Anderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary E

When Mary E Keeling was born in May 1829, in Anderson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Osborne Carlton Keeling, was 33 and her mother, Charlotte Louisa Smith, was 31. She married Enos "Enoch" Marion McPherson in 1866, in Greene, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died on 10 May 1910, in Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enos "Enoch" Marion McPherson
Mary E Keeling
Marriage: 1866
Harland Sylvester McPherson
George Benjamin McPherson

Spouse and Children

Greene, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Louisa Keeling


    Jesse C. Keeling


    Leonard Jackson Keeling



    Lewis Keeling


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 6

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 31

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: see Keeley .2 English: nickname from Middle English keling ‘young codfish’.3 Americanized spelling of German Kühling, a patronymic from Colo, probably a short form of an old personal name meaning ‘helmet’.

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

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Story Highlight

Lost grave of Mary Keeling McPherson

In September 2019 I attempted to locate the actual grave of Mary Keeling McPherson in Nevada, Missouri. I visited multiple community offices until I was able to locate the superintendent of the cemete …

Sources (2)

  • Mary Keeling in household of Carlton Keeling, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Mc Pherson in household of Enos Mc Pherson, "United States Census, 1880"

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