Elisabeth Wallace

5 July 1838–7 March 1922 (Age 83)
Anderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Wallace was born on 5 July 1838, in Anderson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas J. Wallace Sr., was 22 and her mother, Hannah Hibbs, was 19. She married William Dunham Keeney on 18 June 1858. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Clinton, Anderson, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Post Oak, Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 7 March 1922, in Johnson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Dunham Keeney
Elisabeth Wallace
Marriage: 18 June 1858
Altavena Russell Kenney
Elizabeth Keeney
John Leach Keeney
Richard N. Keeney
Joseph Cummings Keeney

Spouse and Children

    William Dunham Keeney



18 June 1858


    Altavena Russell Kenney


    Elizabeth Keeney


    John Leach Keeney


    Richard N. Keeney



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 8

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

Age 8

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 22

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth Keeney in household of John W Marr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elisabeth Keeney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Keeny in household of William D Keeny, "United States Census, 1870"

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