Lee Hale Keller

31 October 1821–3 July 1893 (Age 71)
Blount, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Lee Hale

When Lee Hale Keller was born on 31 October 1821, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jacob Keller, was 52 and his mother, Mary Magdalena Rinker, was 48. He married Cyrene Sariah Carter on 4 November 1839, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Windsor Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 3 July 1893, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ash Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Windsor Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Lee Hale Keller
Cyrene Sariah Carter
Marriage: 4 November 1839
Mary M Keller
Hiram R Keller
Phillip Keller
Edna F Keller
Elizabeth Keller
Sarah E. Keller
Amanda Jane Keller
William Houston Keller
Lee Hale Keller

Spouse and Children

4 November 1839
Fountain, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 11

The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 14

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 25

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman’, ‘cellar master’ (Latin cellarius, denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber’, ‘pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores, accounts, or household in general in, for example, a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household, and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. The surname is widespread throughout central Europe.2 English: either an occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kellere, or an occupational name for an executioner, from Old English cwellere.3 Irish: reduced form of Kelleher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lee H Keller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lee H Keller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • L H Keller in entry for W H Keller and Eliza R Leeds, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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