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Keton Jones McLemore # 2016 File

Male Abt 1810 - 1874


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  • Name  Keton Jones McLemore # 2016 File  [1
    Born  Abt 1810  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Christened  9891 3974 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Assessor  1846  Sabine Parish , Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Oath of Office 
    • " In 1846 P. H. Dillon, justice of the peace, administered the oath* of office to the following: Hosea Presley, clerk of the district court; K. J. McLemore, as- sessor; Henry P. Welch, coroner; John Baldwin, recorder; William E, Phillips, P. B. Reagan, Nathaniel Sanders, W. C. Bed- diugfiield, justices of the peace; Thomas Ford, auctioneer "
    Deed  30 Aug 1849  State of Louisiana , Parish of Sabine Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Conveyance Book A , page 386 -7 , Sabine Parish , Louisiana 
    • Masonic Lodge of Methodist Episcopal Church South , Lot # 19 and 20, Block # 7 in the town of Many , on which lots of a house is to be erected two stories in height , the lower or ground story for use and benefit of the Methodist Episcopal Church exclusively - Masonic Lodge in the upper story located on the above lots .This is done in the presence of witnesses of Elias F. Presley and K. J. McLemore , both witnesses of lawful age and domiciliated in said Parish this 30 th day of Aug A D 1849
      Witnesses :
      Elias F. Presley , K J McLemore , William B. Stile  Geo E Ward and John Baldwin.
    Died  Between Mar 1874 and Apr 1875  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: Senile gangrene 
    Notes 
    • (Research):

      My 3rd Great Grandfather
      K.J., Keton Jone McLemore 1810- 1874
      My Brick Wall
      Born in Kentucky by all of his census recordsh
      Husband of Rebecca Jane Harrelson
      Husband of Nancy Jane Johnson
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      Kentucky
      (Statehood: 1792)

      Early settlements of Kentucky include Harrodsburg in 1774 and Boonesboro, founded 1775 by Daniel Boone.  Between 1776 and 1780, Kentucky was known as Kentucky County, Virginia.  The early years of the area were extremely difficult for settlers as Indians fought for the land they held dear and many lives were lost in the ensuing battles.  The first three counties were organized in 1780.  They were Fayette, Jefferson & Lincoln.  These original counties were divided into the many known counties of today. During the Revolutionary War, Kentucky was part of Virginia.
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      Morrison DNA project : http://morrisondna.x10.bz/morrison/public_html/MorrisonDNAProject.htm
      Results (Hit "Back" to Return)
      morrisondna.x10.bz/morrison/public_html/MorrisonDNAProject.htm
      M005, 26502, William Morrison (b. ca. 1700) Campbeltown, Scotland. Son John to PA to Rocky River, Mecklenburg (Cabarrus) Co., NC, w/ bro's James & Robert ...

      Parents of Keton Jones McLemore have never been determined .  Some researchers list Samuel McLemore as his father, Margaret (Maggie)  as his mother, maiden name unknown, not proven.

      Another popular theory has him as the son of Sterling McLemore (1765-1814) and wife Rebecca Unknown. Maggie McLemore, dau of Keton Jones McLemore will marry William K. Wright, son
      of Eliza Jane McLemore.
      Sterling's great grandson William K. Wright will marry Margaret McLemore, youngest daughter of Keton Jones McLemore and his first wife Rebecca Jane Harrelson. William K. Wright was the son of Eliza Jane McLemore and James Wright.

      Sterling McLemore Sr .married Rebecca UKN.
      Sterling C. McLemore married Martha Patsy Whitaker
      Eliza Jane McLemore married 1st James Wright* (2nd Jack Thompson)
      William K. Wright married Maggie McLemore,dau of Keton Jones McLemore

      Sterling McLemore Sr. married Rebecca UKN.
      Hannah McLemore married Benjamin Wright
      James Wright married Eliza Jane McLemore
      William K. Wright married Maggie McLemore, dau of Keton Jones McLemore

      Correspondence between K.J. McLemore and son Felix McLemore in March of 1870, makes reference to Cousin Eliza Thompson. ( Eliza McLemore married second Jack Thompson)

      K.J. McLemore writes to son Felix McLemore in part :

      " I rec'd. a  letter from your cousin Jack yesterday, he was then at your  cousin Eliza Thompsons in Travis Co. & I have just answered  his letter, directed my letter to Onion Creek, care of  Sterling J. Wright, and if Jack should be at your home, as  he spoke something in his letter of coming there, you can  inform him of that fast.
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      My Brick Wall

      Keton Jones McLemore
      1810 - 1874

      aka K. J. McLemore

      In his lifetime occupations would be Assessor, Sheriff, J.  P., Methodist Minister , Teacher and Farmer
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      1828 Tax List , Richland , Arkansas Co., Arkansas Territory
      Arkansas Census, 1819-70 Name: Reaten J.* Mc Clemore
      State:AR
      County: Arkansas County
      Township: Richland Township
      Year: 1828
      Record Type: Tax List Database: AR 1819-1829
      Tax Lists Index , Ancestry. com
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      1830 United States Federal Census, Richland Twp ., Arkansas, County, Arkansas Territory, Series: M19 Roll: 5 Page: 76
      Name:Mclemore , Raten j
      Township:Richland
      County: Arkansas
      State: Arkansas Territory

      Household consists of one male under 20 years of age . Actual image reads Keaton J McLemore. Adjoining household Wright McLemore, relationship unknown. Both McLemore men will name sons Rufus. Both name daughters Sarah and Vernetta. Keton named his oldest son Wright K. McLemore. Nature of the relationship between K. J. McLemore and Wright McLemore of Arkansas is unknown.

      The Morrison  DNA Study, Group 0, shows high resolution matches between  descendants of both men in 24 of 25 markers .For detailed  information see Strong - McLemore Genealogy and Ancestry

      http://strongfamilytree.org/showmedia.php?mediaID=2082
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      1830 United States Federal Census, Richland Twp ., Arkansas,  County, Arkansas Territory, Series: M19 Roll: 5 Page: 76
      Name:Mclemore , Raten j
      Township:Richland
      County: Arkansas
      State:  Arkansas Territory

      Household consists of one male under 20 years of age . Actual image reads Keaton J McLemore. Adjoining household  Wright McLemore, relationship unknown. Both McLemore men  will name sons Rufus. Both name daughters Sarah and Vernetta. Keton named his oldest son Wright K. McLemore. Nature of the relationship between K. J. McLemore and Wright McLemore of Arkansas is unknown.

      The Morrison  DNA Study, Group 0, shows high resolution matches between  descendants of both men in 24 of 25 markers .For detailed  information see Strong - McLemore Genealogy and Ancestry

      http://strongfamilytree.org/showmedia.php?mediaID=2082
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      1830 Tax List, Richland , Arkansas Co., Arkansas Territory Arkansas Census, 1819-70
      Name: Reaten J.* Mc Clemore
      State:   AR County:   Arkansas County Township: Richland Township Year:   1830 Record Type: Tax List Page: 076 Database: AR 1830-1839 Tax Lists Index
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      1832 Tax List  , Richland , Arkansas Co., Arkansas Territory Arkansas Census, 1819-70
      Reaten J.* Mc Clemore
      Name:  Reaten J.* Mc Clemore State:  AR  County:  Arkansas County Township:  Richland Township Year:  1832  Record Type: Tax List  Database:  AR 1830-1839 Tax Lists Index
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      1833 Hinds Co. Ms Tax Rolls
      1822-1843 data base County : Hinds , Year 1833 , Page # 44


      1833  Rites of Matrimony Marriage Warrant, First  marriage, Hinds Co, Mississippi.

      Copy of Warrant  issued by Circuit Clerk C. S. Bankston,  State of Mississippi, Hinds County, Warrant 24th May 1833 ,  Marriage Licence 28 May 1833, Keaton J. McLemore and  Rebecca Jane Harrelson.  Marriage book 1, page 26 .Copy  issued 7 April 1980 by Wm . E. McKinley,Clerk of Circuit  Court of Hinds Co., Mississippi,  true and correct copy  of the original marriage licence . Father of the bride ,Solomon Harrelson  served as a Bondsman .Photo copy of marriage licence of  K. J . McLemore and Rebecca Jane Harrelson provided by descendant and family researcher  the late Bass Eugene McLemore,  Benbrook, Texas .

      Other Hinds Co , Ms Marriages , relationship unknown :

      Matthew McLemore and  Emmy Raney Dec 26, 1834 ,
      Reubin McLemore and Elizabeth  Conley on  April 4, 1837 ,
      H. ( Howell ) W. McLemore and E. M.  Lane on April 4, 1837 ,
      H. W. McLemore and Martha Dennis  April 22, 1860
      H. W. McLemore also married wife's sister Epsie Dennis
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      1837  - Tract of land, grant #83, owned by Hugh McGuffin was seized for non payment of taxes and sold at public auction by Sheriff K. J. McLemore to William B. Stilles for $10.00 in the year 1837.
      Hugh Moses Mc Guffin family story : http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/story/383675/hugh-moses-mc-guffin-family-story
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      1840
      Census
      Macklamoer, K.J.
      State:  Louisiana
      Year: 1840
      County:  Natchitoches
      Roll:  M704_127
      Township:  Unknown Townships
      Page:  180  - Image:  355

      HH consists of five free white persons, no slaves
      Males - one , age 20-29 ,one age  5 -9
      Females -one , age 15 - 19 , 2 under 5
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1

      Found in same Census 1840; Census Place: , Natchitoches, Louisiana; Roll: 127;  Page: 159; Image: 329; Family History Library Film: 0009689.  9, hand written page # 27  , we find John W. McLemore ,  relationship unknown . Household consists of 11 persons, one  slave , includes  one white male and one white female age 30-  39 .
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      1846, Oath of Office

      " In 1846 P. H. Dillon, justice of the peace, administered the oath of office to the following: Hosea Presley, clerk of the district court; K. J. McLemore, assessor; Henry P. Welch, coroner; John Baldwin, recorder; William E, Phillips, P. B. Reagan, Nathaniel Sanders, W. C. Beddingfiield, Justices of the Peace; Thomas Ford, auctioneer "

      History of Sabine Parish, Louisianna, by John G. Belisle; 1912,The Sabine Banner Press, Many, Louisiana. Call number: P377.8115 B4, Digitizing sponsor: MSN , Book contributor: Cornell University Library, Page 136.


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      1846, Sabine Parish, Louisiana Marriage Records , Book 1  Page 11
      Groom . . . . . . Curtis, Elle Bride . . . . . . Hickman, Mary Date. . . . . . .
      17 Sep 1846 Witnesses . . . . John D. Parker, Wm B. Abbott, Henry  McNeely Official
      . . . . . K. I. McLemore, JP       http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm

      1846  Sabine Parish, Louisiana Marriage Records, Book 1 Pg  12
      Groom . . . . . . Humphries, Wade Bride . . . . . . Jarroll, Vianna Date. . . . . . . 6 Oct 1846
      Official. . . . . K. L. McLemore,
      JP Witnesses . . . . H. T. Palmer, Jno H. Lamb, Pony W.  Franklin

      http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm
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      1846 Succession Records
      A family meeting was held . Relatives of Martin P. West were listed as: John, Levi, and Gadi West, John Ford, and Elias Presley, all said to be brothers. Samuel Whitaker was appointed tutor for Martin P. West  and KJ McLemore was appointed under tutor
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      1847 Sabine Parish, Louisiana

      Clerk's Office , Eleventh Judicial District , Sabine Parish , Many , La
      J. E. Wright , Clerk
      Addressed to Mrs. Janelle McLemore Mire , P. O. Drawer 1, Madisonville , La 70447  , dated March 10, 1982 , in part reads :
        " I checked with the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office and they told me your great - grandfather Keton Jones McLemore , served as sheriff  from December 11, 1847 through April 18, 1851 . "

      1848 Sabine Parish, Louisiana Marriage Records , Book 1 Pg  19
      Groom . . . . . . Charnac, Thomas
      Bride . . . . . . Sepulvado, Bernare Date. . . . . . . 24 Apr 1848
      Official. . . . . Wm. B. Stille, JP Witnesses . . . . S. S. Eason, Jas K. Phares, K. I.  McLemore, J. A. Sylvester
      http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm
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      1949, April
      (K.J. McLemore,Worshipful Master)

      The Freemasons' Monthly Magazine, Volumes 7-8
      Charles Whitlock Moore
      Tuttle & Bennett., 1848
      page 248/9

      Pleasant Hill , De Soto Parish , La., April 28, 1849
      Br. Moore: Dear Sir- Let me take the liberty to transmit to you a brief account of the Masonic proceedings at Fort Jessup on the 21st inst. And in as much as the whole affair passed off with excellent order and decorum, marred by no intemperance or excess, it is no inconsiderable satisfaction in being able to impart the pleasing intelligence. By the authority of the M. W. Grand Master of the Louisiana Grand Lodge of A. Y. Masons, your correspondent was duly commissioned and empowered to constitute and install the officers of the Sabine Lodge at the place above mentioned. The ceremonies of constitution, consecration and installation, were gone thrdtigh with, as nearly as possible, as laid down in the Trestle Board. A large concourse of people were in attendance, and between sixty and seventy Masons. A procession was formed at the Lodge from whence it moved to the building where the public ceremonies took place. It then reformed, the ladies uniting and proceeded to the banqueting hall where a plenty of nice eatables had been prepared. Master Masons wives, their daughters, sisters, mothers and widows, were distinguished by wearing a blue ribbon on their left breast or left arm. After refreshment, the Masons retired to the Hall, when the ceremonies of the day were closed in due form. The ladies were then invited to visit the Lodge room, which had recently been carpeted and nicely fitted up for the interesting scenes which appertain to our beautiful and sublime mysteries. They manifested by their approving smiles that they were delighted with what they saw, and with the kind attention shown them by the Fraternity. It was not a little pleasing to observe the taste exhibited in the regalia room on the occasion- with few exceptions it was all beautiful, and much of it splendid. Officers of the Lodge :-   K. J. McLemore, W. M.; J. R. Stoddard, S. W.; R. VV. Peck, J. W.; J. Harris, Treasurer; C. Chaplain, Secretary; C. Beck, 9. D.; N. B. Alford, J. D. ; N. J. Alford, Chaplain; D. Richey, Tyler. At night there was a Masonic Ball. It being Saturday, precisely at 12 o'clock, a Brother announced to the company that any further dancing would be a violation of Masonic principles,- and instantly the curtain fell, the scene closed.
      Yours, Fraternally, Andrew S. Flower.
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      Masonic Review ... and the Masonic Journal of Louisville, Volume 4
      C. Moore., 1849
      page 348
      https://books.google.com/books?id=ScJOAQAAMAAJ

      FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE
      Maury, La. May 29th ,1849
      C. Moore, Editor Masonic Review, Dear Bro: We are working harmoniously and briskly in Salem Lodge, at Fort Jesup. We have conferred some 10 or 11 degrees since our installation, of which I advised you.  There is now a Lodge working at this place (Maury)  under Dispensation.  Bro .John D. Tucker, W.M., G.E. Ward, and R.A. Gay. J.W.   I send you three more subscribers, viz R.A. Gay and M.R. Speight, both to be sent to Maury. Sabine Parish La., and P.T. Montgomery, Negreet, La.;  please forward them immediately and as soon as I can procure two more I will remit the funds, meanwhile I am dear Brother, yours Fraternally,      KJ McLEMORE
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      30 Aug 1849  State of Louisiana, Parish of Sabine
      Conveyance Book A , page 386 -7, Sabine Parish , Louisiana

      Masonic Lodge of Methodist Episcopal Church South , Lot # 19 and 20, Block # 7 in the town of Many , on which lots of a house is to be erected two stories in height , the lower or ground story for use and benefit of the Methodist Episcopal Church exclusively - Masonic Lodge in the upper story located on the above lots .This is done in the presence of witnesses of Elias F. Presley and K. J. McLemore , both witnesses of lawful age and domiciliated in said Parish this 30 th day of Aug A D 1849

      Witnesses : Elias F. Presley , K J McLemore, William B. Stile Geo E Ward and John Baldwin.
      Copy of Deed on file with papers of M . Gene McLemore
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      1849 Sabine Parish , Louisiana Marriage Records, Book 1 Page  24
      Groom . . . . . . Cherino, Encarnicion Bride . . . . . . Delrio, Estafame Date. . . . . . . Filed 30 Aug 1849
      Official. . . . . Daniel Richey, JP
      Witnesses . .K. I. McLemore, Peter Munson, G.  Stevenson, A. V. Sullivan
      http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm
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      1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: K J Mclemore
      Birth Year: abt 1809
      Home in 1850: Sabine, Louisiana
      Family Number: 623
      Household Members:

      K J Mclemore             41 Ky
      Rebecca Mclemore    30
      Wright Mclemore       15
      Lucretia Mclemore    10
      Amanda Mclemore     9
      Felix Mclemore          6
      Thaddeus Mclemore  4
      Rebecca Mclemore   1

      *Living Next door is Nicholas McLemore , age 39 and family . Relationship unknown
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      1850 Sabine Parish, Louisiana Marriage Records , Book 1 Page  31
      Groom  Addison, William,  Bride  Shilling, Mary Jane
      Date. . . . . . . 7 Oct 1850
      Official. . . . . John F, JP
      Witnesses . . . . K. I. McLemore, Wm Smith, Wm German
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      1851 ( April 18 )  Sabine Parish , Louisiana, last year of tenure as Sheriff
      Clerk's Office , Eleventh Judicial District , Sabine Parish , Many , La
      J. E. Wright , Clerk Addressed to Mrs. Janelle McLemore Mire , P. O. Drawer 1, Madisonville , La 70447  , dated March 10, 1982 , in part reads : " I checked with the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office and they told me your great - grandfather Keton Jones McLemore , served as sheriff  from December 11, 1847 through April 18, 1851 . "
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      1851
      Books on Google Play
      Masonic Voice Review, Volume 6
      J. Ernst., 1851
      Page 147

      Many, La., Dec.  22nd, 1850

      C. Moore Ed. Review - Dear Sir & Bro. We held our annual Election for officers in Many Lodge yesterday and Elected the following Officers.  Bro. John Caldwell, W.M.. Bro. E.C. Davidson, S.W., Bro. E. Brown, J.W., Bro. W.B. Still, Treasurer ;Bro SA Easton, Sec Bro N.J. Alford, Chaplain; Bro. A. Roberts, Tyler.  We also conferred 4 degrees, viz., entered 2, passed 1, and raised 1. There was presented two new applicants and I think I may say that masonry is doing well here; though we have had some draw- backs since I last wrote to you. Sabine Lodge "at Fort Jesup" suspended lately one of its members ( W.W. Todd,) for three years,  God pity him say I. We have also lost our dear Bro. Robt. A. Gay, late Junior Warden of Many Lodge, No 88, by death.  And I have been requested by the W.M. and Brethren of our Lodge to enclose to you the following preamble and resolutions for publication.
           1st. That we offer our sincere condolations to the widow of our deceased friend for her sad bereavement, that she may be assured that smitten as her soul is with sorrow,  our are equally penetrated with anguish at the great loss we have sustained.
         2nd. That in tendering our warmest sympathies to the family of our departed Brother,  we also tender to them any assistance they may require at our hands.      Yours Fraternally KJ McLEMORE
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      The Freemason's Monthly Magazine, Volume 10
      Charles Whitlock Moore
      Tuttle & Bennett., 1851
      page 192, 2nd column

      Masomic Chit Chat, 1851
      Mr. John D. Tucker, lately of Negreet, La ,- " gone," says the Post Master, " to parts unknown"- has a bill against him at this office for $7, which he will oblige by taking up. Mr. K. J. McLemore, lately of Maury, La., also, has a bill of the same amount, unpaid. We have a list of such bills that we may' offer for sale by and by. if not previously called for. If we have a subscriber who is too poor to pay his bill, and he will honestly say so, we will either square his account or wait till he can pay ; but this " going to parts unknown," or to California, and not only neglecting to pay what is already due, but leaving us to continue the work for months or years after removal, is a species of fraud which we will not tolerate.
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      1859
      Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-191
      K J Mclemore
      Tax Assessment 1859
      Bee County , Texas
      Personal property , one horse value $40.00 , oxen value $40.00 , total value $80.00
      Poll tax .50 cents , State tax .60 cents , County Tax . 35 cents
      Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
      Name:K J Mclemore
      Event Year:1860
      Event Place:Bee County, Texas, United States
      FHL Film Number:2282091

      Ancestry.com. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
      Original data: Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
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      1860
      Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
      K J Mclemore
      Tax Assessment 1860
      Bee County , Texas

      No personal or no real property listed
      Poll tax  .50 cents , State tax . 50 cents , County tax . 25 cents
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      1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: R J Mclamore
      Birth Year: abt 1810
      Birthplace: Kentucky
      Home in 1860: Papalote, Bee, Texas
      Post Office: Papellote
      Household Members:

      R J Mclamore             50
      Nancy J Mclamore      23
      Felix H Mclamore       16
      Thadeus R Mclamore 14
      Rebecca E Mclamore 11
      Margaret F Mclamore  8
      Rob J Mclamore          3
      Emily M Mclamore    8/12

      * This is the first record we have of Keton Jones McLemore and his second wife Nancy Jane Johnson. According to their youngest daughter Rosa Mclemore Dunkerley , Nancy was 3 months younger than Keton's oldest son Wright McLemore . No marriage record of this couple to date has been located .
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      1863
      Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
      K J Mc Lemore
      Tax Assessment 1863
      Bastrop County, Texas

      No.240 on abstract  , original property owner James? L. Smith , 120 acres , value $120.00 dollars , total value of land and other property $ 1650.00 ( or 1050.00 ? ) , Poll tax 1.00 , State tax 9.25, County tax $2.56 ( or 2.50 ? )
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      1864
      Texas, County Tax Rolls  1846- 1910
      K.G. McLemore
      Tax Assessment 1864
      Event Place:Bastrop County, Texas, United States
      FHL Film Number:2282087

      No. on abstract # 240 ( 246? ) , original grantee J. L. Smith , Horses , cattle , sheep and misc property $125.00 , Poll tax 2.65, State tax $1.50, County tax  $ 1.22 ? , County tax . 80 cents
      Ancestry.com. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.Original data: Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
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      1865
      Texas, County Tax Rolls  1846- 1910
      K.G. McLemore
      Tax Assessment 1865
      Bastrop Co., Texas
      Only personal property listed , 3 horses value $150.00 , Total Value $150.00 , Poll tax $1.00 , State tax $1.19 ,
      County tax . 69 cents
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      March 14, 1865: KJ McLemore indicted for theft of four hogs the property of W.H. Coulson
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      1866
      Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
      Name:K J Mclemore
      Event Year:1866
      Event Place:Burleson County, Texas, United States
      FHL Film Number:2282118
      Ancestry.com. Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.Original data: Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

      Only personal property listed , 4 horses value $200.00 , Poll tax $1.00, Advalorem Tax . 40 cents ..Total Poll and Advalorem,Tax $1.40 , County tax  .70 cents

      Listed below K. J McLemore on the tax sheet for Burleson Co., Texas is T. H. Mundine. The  acquaintance of the sons and nephew of  Titus Mundine will  prove fatal for Thad and Wright McLemore in 1883. Sheriff  Boze Heffington , investigating a robbery and murder in Fedor , Texas  will be killed in the streets of McDade Texas by one or more * of the Mundine sons. This will set into motion a chain of events that end tragically for  the Batey, McLemore and Mundine families.

      Heffington's killer was William Marion  Mundine.Wm and Sam Houston Mundine  were responsible for the robbery and murder in Fedor that Sheriff Heffington was investigating  in McDade Texas. Sam Mundine  reputedly holding the horses. Newspapers accounts vary with one listing stating brothers Charles, Frank and William Mundine as the parties that robbed and killed the shopkeepers at Fedor , Texas in Nov of 1883.
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      1867
      H J McLemore
      Texas, Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869
      Name:H J McLemore
      [K J McLemore]
      Birthplace:Kentucky
      Registry Date:22 Nov 1869
      County:Guadalupe
      Line Number:1164
      Archive Name:Texas State Library and Archives
      Archive Collection Title:1867 Voter Registration Lists
      Archive Reel Number:6

      Ancestry.com. Texas, Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      Original data:1867 Voter Registration Lists. Microfilm, 12 rolls. Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas.
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      1867

      East Waco May 27th 1867 Felix H. McLemore

      Dear Son, having just met with Tom and Sam Mays, I avail  myself of the opportunity of writing to you by them as I  have written repeatedly by mail without getting any answer  and I am now in great haste and cannot write much. I have  lost two of my mules -John and Kit together with a small mare  and I am fearful that they are stolen. I had them day before  yesterday and yesterday ------- and Jack along. I ----- and  have been hunting this day and cannot hear anything of them.  I have been carrying on a slaughterhouse in East Waco but  intend quitting as I am not making anything and I intend  coming back as soon as I can if, however I have lost my  mules it will be out of my power to come without help and I  may want you to com and help me. If I do, I will write soon.  We are all well. You have a brother here that you never saw,  born 6th past month named Rufus Walter. "Not Bill Walt" He  is a noble specimen of his species. Tom Mays told me he saw  you a short time ago which was the first I have heard  certain of you since I saw you. I have not tried to write  all I wish but it would suffice that I have not seen any  country since I left Bastrop that I like as well as Bastrop.  There is more horse stealing, murdering, etc. in this than  any country I have ever lived in. Bell and Margaret are at  work in a large spinning factory at one dollar and ten cents  a day and both can soon clothe themselves well. I have ----  $70 due me here and as ---- square with my little affairs. I  am determined to leave here. I have not heard from George or  Philip, Wright or Thad since I have been here. If you are  not engaged come up and see us and bring a work horse or two  with you, so that I can come back. If Mrs. Batey has never  got her money from Hunt County, if you or any of you come  properly authorized by Power of Attorney, I will go with you  out there. I must stop. Good Bye your affectionate father,  K.J. McLemore P.S. Ma and the children all send their love  to all KJM

      May 30th As Tom and Sam Mays have not come yet, but are  camped some 4 miles back I now proceed to add that I have  found my mules but I do not know how long I may keep them as  horse stealing is the order of the day here. There has been  a good many stolen from East Waco since I have been here. We  are having a great abundance of rain and I look for sickness  and feel anxious to leave here. In fact I would do so  immediately if I could and shall be sure to do so in a  month. If I can possibly close with my business. Algerine  Perkins comes to see me occasionally. Preaches ----- Sunday,  he is still the same awkward -----. I do no see much  improvement, if any. They are trying to hold district court  here but I do not think they have awkward got their jury made  up. They have summoned a great many negroes. God! I pity my  country. Tell Walt I saw his friend John Davis some time  ago. He was trafficking round with a wagon said he had not  home. I think he will never pay Walt though he spoke of the  debt. I want you to write immediately on the receipt of  this. I have written to you several & rec'd no answer. I  wrote to Bachman about a month ago to inquire after you, but  have no answer from him either. I now no nothing more to  write that may interest you. You can ride here in 2 or 3  days and if you are not too closely engaged I hope you will  do so and I repeat if Mrs. Batey or any of you come I will  go with you to Hunt County. Your Ma says tell Walt that his  namesake is the finest boy in Texas. I must stop and get up  my mules and harness them to the wagon so I will only -----.  Truly. Your Aff't Father K.J. McLemore
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      1868

      Sept . 7th 1868 Seguin , Tx.
      Felix H. McLemore,

      Dear Son, After waiting until my patience has become  exhausted, I again resume the pen, hoping to be more  fortunate in obtaining an answer than I have been here  tofore. You will see that I am still at Seguin, simply from  the fact that I have not been able to get away, tho I am  still determined to go on West, or rather South. I have  truly but little to write that can interest you, let it  suffice we are all well or tolerably so. Just now Rufus has  been quiet sick, is now quite pert again. Bob still has the  3rd day chills, but they do not seem to hurt him much. I  have only had one letter from you since I left your house &  none from any other source. Amanda rec'd one from Thad about  2 weeks since. He was then well, but had been sick some. He  was then at Wright's in Clinton, but was going the next day  to Lavaca with his team. Hauling is now a good price. $2.00  per 100 lbs. from Lavaca to Seguin &  to Austin. Phillip  will start in a day or two. He would perhaps be gone now,  but was kept home on account of Amanda. She had a daughter  born day before yesterday. I may make a trip below myself  before I go on South. If I do I will drive an ox team & let  Bob drive my mules. I could get stocks here to manage or  carry West if I would rather gather them, but I should not  undertake to do that, as it would almost be impossible owing  to the mesquite brush. You would be surprised to see how  this country has grown up. It is next thing to an  impossibility to gather stock here . There has been an  abundance of rain here during the last 4 or 5 weeks and the  grass indeed fine. Crops are very good as a general thing,  tho the cotton worm has been preying on the cotton crop for  some time. Most of the cotton that I see is now bare of  foliage. I am indeed very anxious to hear from you & know  how you are getting along & what you intend or think of  doing. I am told there will be no difficulty in getting  stocks to manage out West & I will use every effort in my  power to get a good stock to manage in the spring. If you was here with a good team, I suspect you could make more in  one or two trips than you will make in your whole years hard  work- What is Walt doing? And what does he talk of doing.-I  must close as (Babe) Amanda's little girl is waiting to  carry my letter to the office. I shall expect an immediate  answer & if I don't get it, I shall be a little ashy. The  family all join me in best wishes to you & yours, together  with kind regards to Walt & Family. Meanwhile, I remain  Truly your aff't Father, K.J. McLemore P.S. Can my little  grandson walk & talk- You must kiss him for Grandpa -Goodbye.  Direct to care of Ebner and I will get it.

      The letter above was written to my great -great grandfather,  Felix Harrelson McLemore from his father, Keton Jones  McLemore. Walt (to whom Keton sends his regards at the end  of the letter) is most likely Walter Worsham Batey, Felix  McLemore's father-in-Law. Felix's little grandson is my great grandfather, Walter Keton McLemore, who was one year  old on the day this letter was written. Walter Keton  McLemore will raise my father after the death of my  grandfather, Eugene Allen McLemore.
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      1868

      Seguin, Texas Nov 21, 1868
      Felix H. McLemore

      My dear son, having written 3 letters to you without  obtaining any answers and having become weary on that  account I now . . . once more, hoping ... successful in  obtaining an answer to it. . I have only but little to write  of interest, let it suffice, we are all tolerable well now.  I wrote you about the death of your little brother Rufus  which I suppose you got, we have all been sick and at the  time Rufus died we were expecting Adaline to die, but she  has recovered and is as playful today as usual. I am still  living at the . place, & I reckon will be compelled to stay  untill I can raise a crop as any sickness has put me in debt  and I do not see how I can get out without raising a crop of  cotton. I have not .. the place yet but think I can do so.  There is two concrete houses of 2 rooms each and 3 log  cabins . . . good lots . . of land under . . . If I . I will  be compelled to hire some help unless you will come & join  me in cultivating it. I would much prefer going on out to  Bee or Nueces counties. The people out there I learn are all  doing . . good crops there this season and have a market for  their beef at St. Mary's or Rock Port & Corpus Christi.  There is a man now stopping in sight of me who lives out  there near Page's [?] Store, he says they have twice the  money in circulation out there than we have here with no  clashing & fussing about politics. Here it is a continual  clash. Enough to turn a man's brain. Since the elections the  Negroes have become more self important and impudent than  before and that will be the finale of the matter God only  knows.---- I saw Pat 's wife in Seguin not long since, but  did not have time to talk much with her. She begged me to  come back to Papalota , she said they were all getting sick  out there. Old Dave Calahan still lives at the same old  place, has a very large stock & is entirely independent.  Bill Miller is said to be rich in stock & money. Sam Smith  is shipping beeves and I learn is doing well. Old Anderson  Williams lives at his old place on the Medio, Peter Degat  [?] at his old place. Major Stein is merchandising on  Popalota, Old Billy .. Is back there. Charly Megesly [?]  lives at the reef near Corpus. I now know of nothing more to  write. If I was not so hard run [?] I would come immediately  to see you, but it is out of my power. I am trying to get  loading to start to the Post. I will go as soon as I can.  Prob.[?] will start tomorrow or next day. I heard from Thad  not long since on his way to Austin & was sick. I have been  thinking he might be at your house now I expect you to  answer this immediately Your father K.J. McLemore I have written to George & Lucretia but no answer.

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      Texas, Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869

      Name: H J McLemore
      Birthplace: Kentucky
      Registry Date: 22 Nov 1869
      County: Guadalupe
      Line Number: 1164
      Archive Name: Texas State Library and Archives
      Archive Collection Title: 1867 Voter Registration Lists
      Archive Reel Number: 6
      Lived in Texas one year, lived in both  County and Precinct 30 days


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      1870

      Randolph Branch, Texas
      March 21st, 1870
      Written to son Felix H. McLemore

      Dear Son, Yours of the 4th Inst. is received and agreeable  to my usual custom of promptitude in my correspondence. I  hasten to reply. Have nothing of great interest to write.  Let it suffice we are all well and have had last night and  today a fine rain Which we thought we were needing very much  as the ground was so dry that we were unable to plow or  plant. I have been  conservatively idle for 2 weeks or near  that time, have not planted anything but a few vegetables.  Irish Potatoes, Peas, Sowed Cabbage Lettuce, Mustard KC and  a little Corn for early roasting ears. The corn is killed  and if I could have plowed I should have been done planting  corn & perhaps cotton which would no doubted have been labor  in vain.-I now think I will not plant corn for 10 days yet.  Say the last of this or 1st of next month as I feel sure we  may expect a cold spell about 17th next month, being Easter  Sunday and full moon 2 days before. It will be very apt to  come, and in planting any corn I wish to plant, so as to  secure my crop against any severe weather we may have about  that time and it is a matter of great importance with the  farmer to secure a good stand at the first planting. I am  indeed quite uneasy on account of Thad, his trip to La.  Particularly in company with the Characters he is with is  unsafe & I shall suffer on his account untill I find he has  returned in safety. You said that your country had filled  with desperados and horse thieves and I learn that such is  the case here and am credibly informed that there have been  some 6 or 7 hanged by mobs for horse stealing on the San  Marcos and in Caldwell County. Mexicans generally I believe.  I should feel no fears of John Wilson **, he is no doubt a bad  man and mean enough to murder, or do anything, but he is no  doubt a great coward, but as caution is the parent of  safety, I should not find myself in his way, but be prepared  and if I could prove his threats and meet with him I would  certainly take care of myself if possible--If you hear from  Thad, don't fail to let me know immediately, --- I rec'd. a  letter from your cousin Jack yesterday, he was then at your  cousin Eliza Thompsons in Travis Co. & I have just answered  his letter, directed my letter to Onion Creek, care of  Sterling J. Wright, and if Jack should be at your home, as  he spoke something in his letter of coming there, you can  inform him of that fast. Amanda & her children are at my  house. Ebner having gone below. They are not well. Manda and  two of the children have been having chills. I must now  close & do not know when you will hear from me again as I am  writing on my last paper, using my last envelop & no money  to buy more, with gloomy prospects for provisions, but  having worked through so long I still expect to make out. I  am very anxious to have Mag at home, but see no way of  getting her here. I suppose if Thad gets back he will come  out here before long & I want him to bring her home--you see  I have only room to say good bye, Your Father ...K.J.  McLemore PS I have not heard of your Bro. Wright in some time. don't  haggle & quarrel with George. It is no credit to either of  you .I know him perhaps too well. Give him what he has got and let go. KJM

      ** Same John Wilson ? "Longley ( Bloody Bill, Wm Preston Longley " drifted around Texas for a time, and while gambling in saloons he became acquainted with noted gambler Phil Coe In 1869 Longley and his brother-in-law, John Wilson embarked on a crime spree through southern Texas. Together they robbed settlers and in one instance killed a freed slave named Paul Brice in Bastrop County, Texas, after which they stole his horses. They also reportedly killed a freed slave woman in Evergreen." Wikipeda, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Longley_%28gunfighter%29
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      1870

      Census Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 4, Guadalupe, Texas; Archive Collection Number: T1134; Roll: 9; Page: 3; Line: 20; Schedule Type: Agriculture.

      Name: R J Mclemore
      Locality: Precinct 4
      County: Guadalupe
      State: Texas
      Enumeration Date: Jul 1870
      Schedule Type: Agriculture
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      1870 Federal Census
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 4, Guadalupe, Texas; Roll: M593_1589; Page: 422A; Image: 144; Family History Library Film: 553088. Enumeration date not given .Previous page of census enumerated July 1870.

      K J Mclemore      60  Farmer            Ky   Personal Property $300.
      Nancy Mclemore  33  Keeps House  Tn
      R I Mclemore       20  La
      Sarah Mclemore   14  Tx
      Robert Mclemore  12  Tx
      Emaley Mclemore  8   Tx
      Adeline Mclemore  5   Tx
      Rose Mclemore  11/12 Tx     July

      *The Inflation Calculator  :
      What cost $300.00 in 1870 would cost $5366.89 in 2012 .Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2012 and 1870,they would cost you $300.00 and $18.02 respectively.
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      1873
      Nov 29, 1873 , Bastrop Co., Texas , Keton McLemore performs the marriage of his daughter Sarah Elizabeth McLemore to James Williams.
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      29 November 1873
      MARRIED -- At the residence of J. E. FITZPATRICK, BC, on Tuesday night 25th ult., by Rev.
      Mr. McLemore, Mr. John E. HANCOCK and Miss Lizzie A. DUNCAN, all of BC.
      Newspaper Abstracts
      Abstracts from Bastrop Advertiser - Bastrop County TX
      Submitted by Sara Bettencourt 7/14/2000
      http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bastrop/newspapers/advert70.txt
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      1874 Bastrop Co., Texas , Extract , 07 March 1874 , Bastrop Advertiser Newspaper
      Bastrop Co.,Texas

      Expenditure Report of the Public Schools in Bastrop Co.,  Texas . Listed teachers, the number of pupils of each, and  their salaries.Teachers named : J. D. Morrison, Sallie Mc Cay,M. B. Bush, H. S. Stoddard, L. Heiligbrod, G. R. Allen, Robert Jefferies, T. K. Hereford, James L. Spooner, J. R. Joyner, Edward Sweeney, W. M. Gibson, K. J. McLemore, G. A. Ball, Joseph B. Hazell, Anton Pohl, R. H.Wells, W. L. Armstrong, C. E. Hemphill

      http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/bastrop/newspapers/advert74 .txt Submitted by Sara Bettencourt   7/14/2000

      The expenditure report is the last record located  to date ( Sept 2016 )  on K. J. McLemore .

      K J McLemore's burial place is not known. In conversations with Audrey Rother , McDade Texas historian, she states most likely our Keton Jones McLemore was buried at Jefferies Cemetery, located on private property in McDade Texas . Jefferies is the oldest cemetery in Knobbs and was  the only  cemetery in the Knobbs at McDade,Texas in 1874 - 75. This site once served as the local church and school , our KJ being both a minister and a teacher.

      Mary Westbrook , wife of  J . W. Westbrook has the only remaining headstone in the cemetery . Westbrook 's slaves are suppose  to be buried on this property. I was told that headstones in this cemetery had been plowed down many years ago . (unverified story).

      According to Insurance policy of son Felix Harrelson McLemore, application papers completed in 19 --state his father died of  senile gangrene .

      Death between March 1874 and April 1875
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      Widow Nancy McLemore remarried to W. B. Gilley on April1st,1875.Nancy  McLemore Gilley nee Johnsons second  marriage was short lived , but does help us to narrow the date of death  for Keton Jones McLemore as being between March of 1874 and April of 1875

      1880 United States Federal Census
      N.J. Mclemon, Widowed ( 2nd wife of KJ McLemore)

      1880: Luling, Caldwell, Texas
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
      Household Members:

      S.E. Williams          25 Head
      Keton J. Williams     4  Son
      Mary M. Williams     1  Dau
      N.J. Mclemon *        43 Mother , Widowed , Tn NC (* widow of Keton Jones McLemore)
      Nancy A. Mclemon  15 Sister
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      U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
      Name:Keton J McLemore
      Gender:Male

      Spouse:Nancy J Johnson
      Child:Pleasant Cornelious McLemore

      Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
      Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
    Person ID  I1083  McLemore
    Last Modified  7 Nov 2016 

    Father  Unknown McLemore 2016 file,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F2808  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Rebecca Jane Harrelson,   b. 1820, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1853, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 May 1833  Hinds Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: First Marriage 
    Children 
     1. Lucretia Jane McLemore,   b. 10 Nov 1833, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1930, Ysleta , El Paso, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Wright K. McLemore,   b. Nov 1835, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1883, McDade , Bastrop, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Amanda F. McLemore,   b. Jul 1840, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1922, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Felix Harrelson McLemore,   b. 16 Mar 1843, Sabine Parrish , Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1919, University City, St Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Thadeus Kociusko McLemore,   b. 8 Nov 1846, Sabine Parrish , Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1883, McDade, Bastrop, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rebecca Isabella " Bell " McLemore,   b. 15 Mar 1850, Sabine Parish , Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1918, Houston, Harris Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Margaret F. McLemore,   b. 8 Jan 1852, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1890, Hico , Hamilton Co., , Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Baby McLemore,   b. Abt 1853, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853 at birth along with mother, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  17 Nov 2013 
    Family ID  F392  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Nancy Jane Johnson,   b. Mar 1835, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1926, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1853  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mattie McLemore,   b. 1853, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Infancy, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Elizabeth McLemore,   b. 15 Oct 1854, McDade , Bastrop Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1941, Los A ngeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Robert Johnson " Bob " McLemore,   b. Mar 1857, McDade , Bastrop Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1911, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Emma, Emily Mary McLemore,   b. Jun 1859, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1927, Gardenia, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nancy Adeline McLemore,   b. 25 Sep 1864, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1923, San Antonio , Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rufus Walter McLemore,   b. 6 Apr 1867, East Waco , Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1868, Seguin , Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Rose Ann Vernetta McLemore,   b. 27 Jul 1869, Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1954, Houston , Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Pleasant Cornelius McLemore,   b. 11 Nov 1871, McDade , Bastrop Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1955, Houston , Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  17 Nov 2013 
    Family ID  F374  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    McLemore  , KJ  ?  Is this our Keton Jones McLemore ? picture cropped from poster  found at the  Sabine Parish , La Sheriff's Department. Poster titled ' Sheriff's of Sabine Parish '
    McLemore , KJ ? Is this our Keton Jones McLemore ? picture cropped from poster found at the Sabine Parish , La Sheriff's Department. Poster titled " Sheriff's of Sabine Parish "
    Dates on the poster begin at 1843 and continue until 1901 . Seven photographs are portrayed on the poster , with three photographs being unidentified . Referencing the unidentified men the poster states " The names of these Sheriffs and the years they served are not known . If you can identify them , please call the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department "
    This copy closely resembles a picture of Keton's son Felix McLemore , last known to be in the possession of the late Monnie McLemore Fox .
    Unknown man cropped from original photograph of a couple.
    Unknown man cropped from original photograph of a couple.
    Photo has been passed around Ancestry.com misidentified as Keton Jones McLemore and first wife Rebecca Jane Harrelson. Rebecca McLemore nee Harrelson was 33 to 35 years old when she died, removing her as a possible candidate for the aged female in the original photograph. The second wife of Keton Jones Mclemore was 35 years his junior. Tho childbirth ages us all, it is doubtful the elderly woman in the original photo is second wife Nancy Jane Johnson.

    Photograph originally in the possession of Monnie Lee McLemore Fox,was undated and unidentified in 2002. Buck McLemore copied the photograph,along with a group of unidentified pictures when he and Monnie Fox nee McLemore were exchanging genealogical information. Monnie felt these pictures were possible members of the McLemore family. One photograph of a young boy was labeled "Stillman McLemore". Subsequent research proved Stillman to be a grandson of Felix Harrelson McLemore. Monnie Fox nee McLemore was a granddaughter of Thadeus Kociusko McLemore and Texanna Baker. The group of photographs passed down to her included Pitchford and Gober ancestors of whom her grandmother Texana Baker descended from.

    Given my years of researching and the photograph remaining unidentified during Monnie's lifetime, I think is is highly unlikely this is a photograph our of K J McLemore.

    Documents

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    1852 Masons, Many Lodge # 88 , Listed under members # 22 ,K . J. McLemore , Many , Parish of Sabine . ( La. )
    Keton Jones McLemore lost the re-election as Sheriff of Sabine Parish , La in April of 1851 . I believe he begins his journey moving towards Texas once the election was lost. Nicholas McLemore will sell Keton's property in June of 1851 . Copy of Book Intro & pages provided by Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana F. & A.M. Alexandria , Louisiana.
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    Keton Jones McLemoreView media_11.jpg
    Signature from daughter Sarah Elizabeth McLemore's Marriage Lisc
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    Keton Jones McLemoreView media_13.jpg
    Rosa's Papers ..Four sheets of notes that list the children , spouses and grandchildren of Keton Jones McLemore.Stored in a bottom dresser drawer of Lynn Murchison, who was a great granddaughter of Rosa McLemore Dunkerley . Rosa was the youngest daughter of Keton Jones McLemore and second wife Nancy Jane Johnson. Rosa McLemore Dunkerly dictated these notes to a grandson in 1941.
    Sabine Parish , Sale of property , NH McLemore , residence of KJ McLemore, 26 June 1851
    Sabine Parish , Sale of property , NH McLemore , residence of KJ McLemore, 26 June 1851
    Copy provided by the late Carl McLemore ,Morgan , Louisiana, descendant and Family Researcher .

    Census , Tax and Voters Lists

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    U.S .  Census of 1830 , Township of Richland , County of Arkansas , Arkansas Territory
    U.S . Census of 1830 , Township of Richland , County of Arkansas , Arkansas Territory
    Indexed as " Raten J Mclemore " . Keton Jones McLemore is enumerated as the only member in his household , listed age as " of fifteen and under twenty " . This is the first record we have of KJ McLemore .

    Living next door is Wright McLemore , listed as being of age 30 and under the age of 40 . Relationship is unknown to our Keton Jones McLemore .


    The household of Wright McLemore consists of the following members . One male , 2 females under 5 , one female of 15 under 20 , one female of 20 under 30 . Given the known children of Wright McLemore , and 1837 marriage date to wife Sarah Rhea , the 20 - 30 year old female is presumed to be an unknown first wife . Females under 5 are thought to be be daughters Lucy and Vernetta Jane .

    Morrison DNA Project , Group O , R1b1c
    See the results for Group O at the following website:

    http://www.geneticousins.com/morrison/

    " a direct male descendant of Keton McLemore was a participant in the Morrison DNA study. The kit number was 35844, and this DNA was a high definition match to two other McLemore's (not previously proven to be related), as well as with a McElmurry from Kentucky . Keton's descendant was a match to a descendant of Wright McLemore of Arkansas, matching in 24 of 25 markers. Wright and Keton lived in adjoining households at the time of the 1830 Richland County, Arkansas census. Keton's descendant was also a high resolution match, 24 of 25 markers, with a direct male descendant of John McLemore, born 1822 in North Carolina, who later migrated to Georgia and Texas. He moved to Jasper and Newton Counties, Texas, just across the border from Sabine Parish, Louisiana, where Keton McLemore lived for some period of time. The markers that differ are, in each case, rapidly mutating markers. " Melinda McLemore Strong

    According to FamilytreeDNA in Houston, the probability that the two DNA donors share a common ancestor, is as follows:

    In comparing 25 markers, the probability of sharing a common ancestor within the last...

    4 generations is
    27.54%
    8 generations is
    58.22%
    12 generations is
    78.24%
    16 generations is
    89.3%
    20 generations is
    94.93%
    24 generations is
    97.66%

    " In addition to this above matches, the Wright McLemore, John McLemore, and Keton Jones McLemore descendants were also 12 marker Y DNA matches to a proven descendant of Abraham Macklemore, the immigrant, thought be a brother to James Macklemore, immigrant. This 12 marker match was through the line of Robert McLemore, born 1769 in North Carolina, a grandson of Abraham's.
    The members of R1b are believed to be the descendants of the first modern humans who entered Europe about 35,000-40,000 years ago. Those R1b fore-bearers were the people who painted the beautiful art in the caves in Spain and France. They were the contemporaries (and perhaps exterminators) of the European Neanderthals. R1b is the most common Y haplogroup in Europe - more than half of men of European descent belong to R1b. Fourteen of the 30 most common haplotypes in the YSTR.org database are typical of R1b. " Melinda McLemore Strong



    1840 Census Natchitoches , Louisiana
    1840 Census Natchitoches , Louisiana
    K J - one male 20-30
    Rebecca - Female 15-20
    Wright - male 5-10
    Lucretia female under 5
    Amanda - female under 5
    Year: 1850; Census Place: , Sabine, Louisiana; Roll: M432_239; Page: 144B; Image: 292.Line 40 . Enumeration date Oct 5, 1850.
    Year: 1850; Census Place: , Sabine, Louisiana; Roll: M432_239; Page: 144B; Image: 292.Line 40 . Enumeration date Oct 5, 1850.
    Enumeration of this family continues on a second page.

    K.J. Mclemore 41
    Rebecca Mclemore 30
    Wright Mclemore 15
    Lucretia Mclemore 10
    Amanda Mclemore 9
    Felix Mclemore 6
    Thaddeus Mclemore 4
    Rebecca Mclemore 1

    1850 Census, page 2 of 2
    1850 Census, page 2 of 2
    1859 Bee County, Texas Tax Assessment
    1859 Bee County, Texas Tax Assessment
    MCLAMONE, R J   (1860 U.S. Census)
TEXAS , BEE, PAPALOTE PCT
Age: 50, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: KY
Series: M653 Roll: 1303 Page: 146
Line:37 Enumerated 3 July 1860
Image 1 of 2
    MCLAMONE, R J (1860 U.S. Census) TEXAS , BEE, PAPALOTE PCT Age: 50, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: KY Series: M653 Roll: 1303 Page: 146 Line:37 Enumerated 3 July 1860 Image 1 of 2
    1860 Census Papalote, Bee, Texas
    Name: R J Mclamore (spelling used on Ancestry.com)
    Age in 1860: 50
    Birth Year: abt 1810
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1860: Papalote, Bee, Texas
    Post Office: Papellote

    Household Members:

    R J Mclamore 50
    Nancy J Mclamore 23
    Felix H Mclamore 16
    Thadeus R Mclamore 14
    Rebecca E Mclamore 11
    Margaret F Mclamore 8
    Rob J Mclamore 3
    Emily M Mclamore 8/12




    Lines 1&7 are enumerations of Callahan families.KJ McLemore wrote to his son Felix McLemore, letter dated Nov 21, 1968,the following:

    " I saw Pat ..'s wife in Seguin not long since, but did not have time to talk much with her. She begged me to come back to Papalota, she said they were all getting sick out there. Old Dave Calahan still lives at the same old place, has a very large stock & is entirely independent.Bill Miller is said to be rich "

    Both our Keton Jones McLemore and Abner McLemore (1785- a.1860) named their oldest daughters Lucretia Jane McLemore. Lucretia, dau of Abner Mclemore married James Eldridge Callahan. It is unknown if these Calahans are of any kin to the families enumerated on the same page with our Keton McLemore in 1860. Relationship of Abner McLemore and Keton Jones McLemore , if any, remains unknown.
    1860 Census, Papalote, Bee, Texas, page 2 of 2, lines 1-4.
    1860 Census, Papalote, Bee, Texas, page 2 of 2, lines 1-4.
    Year: 1860; Census Place: Papalote, Bee, Texas; Roll: M653_1303; Page: 146; Image: 296; Family History Library Film: 805303.Page 2 0f 2, Family of Keton Jones McLemore cont., enumerated 3 July 1860.
    1860 Bee County, Texas, Tax Assessment
    1860 Bee County, Texas, Tax Assessment
    Property Assessment Bastrop Co., Texas 1864
K. J. McLemore
    Property Assessment Bastrop Co., Texas 1864 K. J. McLemore
    Property Assessment Bastrop Co., Texas 1865
    Property Assessment Bastrop Co., Texas 1865
    1867 Bosque County, Texas, Income and Salary Tax for 1867
    1867 Bosque County, Texas, Income and Salary Tax for 1867
    Family of Keton Jones Mclemore in 1870
Seguin Post Office,Guadalupe Co.,Texas
    Family of Keton Jones Mclemore in 1870 Seguin Post Office,Guadalupe Co.,Texas
    MCLEMORE, K J (1870 U.S. Census)
    TEXAS , GUADALUPE, SEGUIN P O
    Age: 60, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: KY
    Series: M593 Roll: 1589 Page: 422
    1870 Census Sequin,Guadalupe,Texas
    1870 Census Sequin,Guadalupe,Texas
    Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 4, Guadalupe, Texas; Roll: M593_1589; Page: 422A; Image: 144; Family History Library Film: 553088. Enumeration date not given .Previous page of census enumerated July 1870.

    K J Mclemore 60 Farmer Ky Personal Property $300.
    Nancy Mclemore 33 Keeps House Tn
    R I Mclemore 20 La
    Sarah Mclemore 14 Tx
    Robert Mclemore 12 Tx
    Emaley Mclemore 8 Tx
    Adeline Mclemore 5 Tx
    Rose Mclemore 11/12 Tx July


    KJ McLemore is enumerated with second wife Nancy in HH #69 Nothing is known about Nancy Johnson's family of origin. Household #68 belongs to Jo Johnson,age 44 and his family. Could this be a brother to wife Nancy?

    Census shows the value of personal property in 1870 to be $ 300.00. Using the Inflation Calculator what cost $300.00 in 1870 would cost $5366.89 in 2012.Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2012 and 1870,they would cost you $300.00 and $18.02 respectively.

    The enumerator shows July as the month of birth for daughter Rosa, which matches other records of her birth.

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1850 Keton Jones McLemore and family are living in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. K.J. McLemore served as County Assessor of Sabine in 1846,and was Sheriff from December 11, 1847 through April 18, 1851.
    Map of Louisiana 1850 Keton Jones McLemore and family are living in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. K.J. McLemore served as County Assessor of Sabine in 1846,and was Sheriff from December 11, 1847 through April 18, 1851.
    Sabine Parish (French: Paroisse de la Sabine)

    " On March 21, 1843, the Louisiana Legislature under the administration of Governor Alexandre Mouton passed Act 46, which carved up the large Natchitoches Parish and credited the new parishes of Sabine, DeSoto, and Bossier. Act 46 specified that the seat of government for the newly-created Sabine Parish would be named Many, in honor of Colonel James B. Many, one of the most popular and colorful officers serving at nearby Fort Jesup.

    Colonel Many became commander at Jesup in 1823.[1] There, he served as a genial host for many cotillions, band concerts, parties and gatherings which glamorized the social life of the post where civilians were always welcome. Legislative Act 46 further empowered the governor to appoint a sheriff and a parish judge for Sabine. The judge would be assigned to create 5-7 wards and to authorize an election for the selection of an equivalent number of police jurors.

    The act also specified that the parish judge would then call a meeting of the newly-elected members of the jury for the "purpose of locating a seat of justice and causing to be erected the necessary public buildings." The act specifically stated that the parish seat would have to be located within three miles (5 km) of the center of the parish.

    William R. D. Speight was named as the parish judge, and he created seven wards. Elected to the police jury were T. Arthur, B. R. Biles, W. Estes, Robert B. Stille, J. R. Smart, A. Savell and S. S. Eason. As instructed by the legislature, the new governing authority of the parish now had to determine exactly where the new parish seat would be located. As the first and still only permanent settlement in Sabine Parish, and the only place resembling a town, Fort Jesup seemed to be the likely candidate to become the parish seat. But because it was a federal military reservation and lacked a few miles from being centrally located in the parish, officials were forced to look for a different site for the parish seat.

    The area that today is downtown Many was next targeted as the parish seat of government. The focus on the area was likely due to the popularity of a country tavern, inn and store that went by the name of Baldwin. Baldwin's tavern and Baldwin's Store were located along the El Camino Real at a point where some minor roads intersected. The store and tavern had become a popular stopping place for the many travelers of the El Camino Real.

    Once the area where the Town of Many would be situated was determined, the parish government needed land on which to locate the town. Four prominent citizens of the area stepped in to make that determination simple. William R. D. Spieght (parish judge), I. K. Eason, G. W. Thompson and Samuel S. Eason donated to the police jury 40 acres (160,000 m2) on which to locate the town. Although some buildings were being constructed, it was not until donation of property (located around Baldwin's Store) that the town officially had land of its own. The land was described in an 1890 account as being adjacent to Peter Buvens land, "beginning at the fork of the road east of Hosea Presley's house and along the Speight Road."

    After the land donation, some 30 citizens petitioned the Police Jury to lay out the town on the new parish land, sell lots and make arrangements for the construction of public buildings, particularly a courthouse. In a December 1844 plat of the town by surveyor G. W. Thompson, the town is shown as having a public square and eight streets. The Town of Many was incorporated on March 3, 1853. (The town was reincorporated in 1877) A town jail was built in 1859, but the parish courthouse would come much later, in 1880.

    The parish police jury appointed five commissioners to govern the town. They were John Baldwin, Alexander Byles, M. Fulchrod, Henry Earls and John Waterhouse. The commissioners' first order of business was to open for sale the lots in town. On December 31, 1844, Robert Partott and William Edmunson purchased the first lots in town, at a cost of $39.50 each. Purchasing land in the town soon after were J. B. Stoddard, P. H. Dillon, William Taylor, S. S. Eason, and John Baldwin. They were followed by L. Stevenson, L. M. Rogers, B. K. Ford, C. Chaplin, T. McCarty, Tabitha Baldwin, J. S. Elam and G. E. Ward. In 1847, another important transfer of lots was made. For $20, lots were deeded for the construction of a Masonic Society Hall and a Methodist church. The transaction was between John Baldwin, Robert Stille and G. E. Ward, (commissioners of the Town of Many); John Caldwell, John D. Tucker and Robert A. Gay, (of the Masonic Society); and Abraham Roberts, William D. Stephens, Robert D. Wright, William Mains and Dr. Henry McCollen, (trustees of the Methodist Church).

    The two groups constructed a two-story building, and the upper floor was used for Hamill Lodge, while the lower floor for Methodist services. In 1852, lots on which to build a church were donated by Daniel R. Gandy to Anthony McGee and Noah Martin, trustees of the Baptist denomination. Among other lot owners in the original town, up to 1869, were Eli Self, J. F. Smith, K. G. McLemore, Wiley Weeks, G. C. DeBerry, James Garner, Joe Hobbs, William Cook, G. G. Garner, B. Campbell, Littleton Cook, George Densmore, Louis Levison, Louis Vanshoebrook, John Waterhouse, G. W. Gibson, Isaac Rains, G. E. Jackson, J. B. Stoddard, Dr. E. Thigpen, James Brown, Abe Harris and J. B. Vandegaer.

    Although the parish police jury had planned to build a courthouse in which public offices would be located with money from the sale of lots in the new town, a courthouse was not constructed in Sabine Parish until almost 40 years after the parish was created. That left Baldwin's Store to continue initially housing many of the parish's public offices and later, the Methodist and Baptist churches would be used for parish offices. The first sessions of court in Sabine were held in the Methodist Church, and the Clerk of Court's office was later located in the Baptist building.

    Construction on the first Sabine Parish courthouse was completed in 1880, at a cost of $11,000. The first census for the Town of Many, taken in 1880 by Leo Vandegaer, revealed a population of 147 citizens (The first census taken for Sabine Parish was in 1850, and showed a population of 3,347 whites and 1,168 slaves.)

    A sense of history in Many ever-present, in that the Louisiana-Texas east-west transportation corridor of years-gone-by, mirrors a picture of activity that passed through Sabine country long before the Town of Many was settled. Later the corridor became known as El Camino Real, translated in Spanish as Royal Highway or King’s Highway. The term El Camino Real referred to all main government roads in both Spain and Spanish America during the colonial period, so there is more than one El Camino Real in Spain and Spanish America. "

    Source:Many, Louisiana
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    Keton Jones McLemoreView media_12.jpg
    Map 1840 of Louisiana .Black lines denote 1840 boundaries, White lines are the modern day boundaries.

    Our Keton Jones McLemore resided in Natchitoches , Louisiana in 1840 . Listed in his household are female 15 - 20 ( wife Rebecca ) , one male 6-10 ( son Wright ), and two females under 5 ( daughters Lucretia Jane and Amanda )
    1850 Sabine Parish, Louisiana
    1850 Sabine Parish, Louisiana
    Kentucky
    Kentucky
    Oral family history states Keton McLemore was born in Louisville,Jefferson, Ky.
    Unproven.

    Vitals
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    Keton Jones McLemoreView media_4.jpg
    Marriage Lisc McLemore - Harrelson

    Other marriages of Hinds Co., Ms ,(relationship unknown) are: Matthew McLemore and Emma Raney Dec 26,1834
    Reubin McLemore and Elizabeth Conley Sept 28,1836
    H. W. McLemore and E M Lane April 4, 1837
    H W (Howell) McLemore and Martha Dennis April 22, 1860

    Reuben is probably a son of John McLemore. Siblings are Robert, Wesley, Matthew, John, and Dorcus. There may be more sisters. John McLemore is in Hinds County in 1830 and Rankin County in 1840. I believe he is the John McLemore listed in the 1810 and 1820 census in Barnwell District, SC. I believe that his brothers (at least) were Howell and Matthew (see 1810 Barnwell Census). One of Matthew's grandsons, Howell W came to Hinds County to marry and then later returned to Barnwell. Later, Matthew's daughter Sarah Page moves to Copiah County. I believe Howell is the one that ended up in Emanuel County, GA.



  • Sources 
    1. [S318] Marriage License, (Copy of Marriage Liscence on file with genealogy papers of M. Gene McLemore), Copy of Marriage Certificate , Marriage Book 1, page 261 ,  Warrant 24 May 1833 , Lisc . (Reliability: 3).
      28th May 1833 , Keaton J McLemore and Rebecca Jane Harrelso , Copy issued by Circuit Clerk Wm. E " Bill " McKinley , issued 7 April 1980, Hinds Co., Mississippi.

    2. [S263] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432 The official enumeration day of the 1850 census was 1 June 1850. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. By 1850, there were a total of thirty-one states in the Union, with Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, and California being the latest editions. The four new territories of Oregon, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Utah were also enumerated.), Year: 1850; Census Place: , Sabine, Louisiana; Roll: M432 _ 239; Page: 144; Image: 288. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S155] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.), Year: 1860; Census Place: Papalote, Bee, Texas; Roll : M653 _ 1303; Page: 146; Image: 293. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S169] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.), Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 4, Guadalupe, Texas ; Roll: M593_1589; Page: 422; Image: 139. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S185] Preponderance of available evidence (Reliability: 3).
      1810 Birth  - Oral family history states Keton Jones McLemore was the youngest of 11 sons ( 2 daughters ) , he being  born in Louisville Kentucky , his parents being from Scotland .

      No researcher to date can document his heritage tho DNA is helping to narrow the prospects for his parentage . Various LDS trees list his mother's name as Margaret ( Maggie ) . Rosa's Papers suggest his  mother's name was Sarah . Both given names are frequent in subsequent generations, while neither can be proven.
      Oral tradition states his father's  name Samuel  (unproven ),  still others who have generated  family trees place him as a  son of Sterling McLemore  1765 - 1814 and wife Rebecca LNU (unprove ) .  Of the documented children of Sterling McLemore Sr.,  son Abner will name his oldest daughter Lucretia Jane McLemore (1830 -1903).

      No siblings to date can be identified , tho another Lucretia Jane McLemore ( 1804 - 1877 ) who married William Warren seems to be a likely,but undocumented  sister. Lucretia McLemore Warren and our Keton both name daughters Adaline, Emily, Sarah Elizabeth, Rebecca Isabell, and Lucretia Jane . Lucretia Warren's daughter Clarenda Warren Boykin will name her second  son Sterling Keyton Boyki . Other than the family tree of Lucretia Jane McLemore Warren  the given name of Keton does not appear in any  McLemore family tree other than the descendants of KJ McLemore .

      Of the descendants  I have interviewed  , no one can state with certainty where the origin of  the 11 - 13 children or how the city of Louisville Ky became connected to our Keton's origin. His birth year 1809 -10 and  Kentucky are consist ant with 1850 , 1860 and 1870 Census enumerations. The questions of siblings and his parent's names are still a mystery. Is it possible that his father's name has been confused with Samuel Harrelsno ,  father of his first wife ?

    6. [S192] History of Sabine Parish Louisiana, Belisle, John G, (Publisher: [Many, La.] : The Sabine Banner Press Call number: P377.8115 B4 Digitizing sponsor: MSN Book contributor: Cornell University Library), Parish Government, p. 136 (Reliability: 3).
      " In 1846 P. H. Dillon, justice of the peace, administered the oath of office to the following: Hosea Presley, clerk of the district court; K. J. McLemore, assessor; Henry P. Welch, coroner; John Baldwin, recorder; William E, Phillips, P. B. Reagan, Nathaniel Sanders, W. C. Bed- diugfiield, justices of the peace; Thomas Ford, auctioneer "

    7. [S198] Deed Records, Town of Many, Masonic Fraternity of the Hamhill Lodge at Many La , Trustees of the Methodist Episcapol Church South , State of Louisiana , Parish of Louisiana Aug 30, 1849 , Conveyance Book A , p. 386-7 of records of Sabine Parish . Louisiana (Reliability: 3).
      Photo copy of deed provided by the late Bass Eugene McLemore , descendant and family researcher of Benbrook , Texas .

    8. [S332] Research of M Gene Mclemore, 1873 KJ McLemore performs dau Sarah's wedding  K. J. McLemore is listed in Bastrop Advertisor Newspaper, Bastrop, Texas as a teacher for the coming school year of 1873. Widow Mrs . Nancy Jane McLemore remarried on April 1,1874 to W. B . Gilley. (Reliability: 3).
      Guadalupe County , Texas, 1st day of April A.D. 1875 , R. W. Pierce, Pastor of M. E. Church.Mrs. Nancy McLemore married W. B. Gilley.