Lydia Keener

Female11 March 1806–14 April 1869

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Keener was born on 11 March 1806, in Tennessee, United States, her father, George Thomas Keener, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Peggy Harris, was 28. She married Jesse Davis on 18 October 1821, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Sevier, Tennessee, United States in 1860. She died on 14 April 1869, in Sevierville, Sevier, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Thorngrove Cemetery, Thorn Grove, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Davis
Lydia Keener
Marriage: 18 October 1821
John Davis
Elizabeth Davis
Catharine Davis
Isaac Zac Davis
Robert Y. Davis
Joseph Davis
Benjamin Davis
Harris L. Etter Davis
Mary Jane Davis
Anna Eliza Davis

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Davis in household of Jesse Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriss Davis in household of Jesse Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Keener Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1821Tennessee, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 6

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 19

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Kiener or Kühner (see Kuehner ).

    English: variant of Keenor, a habitational name from Keynor in Sidlesham (Sussex), derived from Old English cȳna, genitive plural of ‘cow’, + ōra ‘bank, edge, slope’.

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

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