Emeline " Emma" Victoria Keyser

January 1839–16 January 1902 (Age 63)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Emeline " Emma" Victoria

When Emeline " Emma" Victoria Keyser was born in January 1839, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Martin Keyser, was 30 and her mother, Catherine Poteet, was 25. She married Benjamin Franklin Johnson on 3 March 1858, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Matewan, Mingo, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 16 January 1902, in Thacker, Mingo, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 63.

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Benjamin Franklin Johnson
Emeline " Emma" Victoria Keyser
Marriage: 3 March 1858
George T. Johnson
Ellen Viola " Ella" Johnson
Amacella Johnson
Elizabeth Catherine Johnson
Charles R. Johnson
Annis Louise Johnson
John F Johnson
Willie Johnson
Minnie Carr Johnson

Spouse and Children

3 March 1858
Greenup, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 11

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 22

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

Dutch: from keyser ‘emperor’, modern Dutch keizer (from Latin Caesar). Keyser is a 17th-century spelling. Compare German Kaiser . In addition to the meanings of the German name (nickname, house name, etc.), this was also a status name for the head of a society of marksmen.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emeline Keeser in household of Martin Keeser, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emeline V Johnson in household of B F Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emeline Johnson in household of B F Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"

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