James Joseph Keep

25 September 1804–14 March 1899 (Age 94)
Chiswick, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Joseph

When James Joseph Keep was born on 25 September 1804, in Chiswick, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Joseph Keep, was 18 and his mother, Ann Evens, was 20. He married Elizabeth Pair on 15 June 1826, in Greenham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. He immigrated to Wyoming, Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1866 and lived in Islington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Newton, Cache, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 14 March 1899, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Clarkston City Cemetery, Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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James Joseph Keep
Ann Miller
Marriage: 25 July 1836
Ann Keep
Mary Elizabeth Keep
Sarah Keep
James Joseph Keep
Lucy Keep
Jane Keep
William Richard Keep
Harriett Keep
Emma Martha Keep
Ruth Keep
Maria Jane Keep

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  • Marriage
    25 July 1836Southcote, Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 4
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 26
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): from Middle English kepe, possibly in the sense ‘keep of a castle’ though this is not otherwise recorded until the late 16th century (perhaps a translation of Italian tenazza ‘that which keeps’), or in the sense ‘look-out place’ (Old English cēpe, from cēpan ‘to watch, look out for’).Americanized form of German Kiep or of some other similar (like-sounding) German surname.

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

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    History of the Testimony of Martin Harris

    (A witness of the Book of Mormon) It was in Clarkston, Utah in 1875. Early in the morning, a thought came to my mind that I would go and see how Brother Harris was …

    Sources (44)

    • James Leef, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Joseph Keek in entry for Mary Elizabeth Keep Turner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Joseph Keep, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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