Josephine Keeling

Femaleabout 1845–

Brief Life History of Josephine

When Josephine Keeling was born about 1845, in Coffee, Tennessee, United States, her father, Edmund B. Keeling, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Nancy Baker, was 40.

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Edmund B. Keeling
Elizabeth Nancy Baker
Mary "Polly" Keeling
Martha Keeling
Hiley Jane Keeling
Francis O. Keeling
Julia Ann Keeling Hern Or Kern
Edney Keeling
Josephine Keeling
about 1845–
John B Keeling
Sarah Elizabeth Keeling
Louisa Maria Keeling
Lucinda Keeling
Elzy Keeling
Elizabeth "Betty" Frances Keeling
Waitsel Keeling
about 1845–
James Keeling
Louisa Keeling

Sources (2)

  • Josephine Keeling in household of Nancy *Teeling, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Josephine Keeling - Published information: birth-name: Josephine Keeling

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Siblings (16)

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World Events (3)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 1

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.


Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English keling, kiling (probably of Old Norse origin) ‘young codfish’, perhaps for a fishmonger or for someone with staring eyes. Alternatively, from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Kel(l)ing, which may be transferred use of the nickname keling. The name has been established in Ireland since the 17th century. It is not to be confused with Irish Keelan .

Americanized form of German Kühling, a patronymic from Colo, probably a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name meaning ‘helmet’.

English: variant of Killing, a habitational name from Kelling (Norfolk) or Nunkeeling (East Yorkshire), both meaning ‘(the place of) the people of a man called Cylla’, from an Old English personal name Cylla + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas.

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

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