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Objective:Determine if Willam Keaton, born about 1756-1765 and married Katy Gresham in Pendleton, South Carolina, was the father of Lucinda (Keaton) Welch. Lucinda was born about 1805 in South Carolina and married George Welch. Lucinda and George resided in Anderson District, South Carolina in 1830.
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EventDatePlaceSourceSource
Original / Derivative / Authored
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Primary / Secondary / Undetermined
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Direct / Indirect / Negative
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BirthBefore 17741790 U.S. CensusOriginalUndetermined, likely primaryIndirectIn 1790, William was over 16 years old. He had five children in his household.
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1756-17741800 U.S. CensusOriginalUndetermined, likely primaryIndirectIn 1800, William was 26-45 years old. He had ten children in his household
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Before 17651810 U.S. CensusOriginalUndetermined, likely primaryIndirectIn 1810, William was over 45 years old. He had ten children in his household, 3 of them were 0-10, so new since the last census, bringing total children count to about 13.
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Before 17751820 U.S. CensusOriginalUndetermined, likely primaryIndirectIn 1820, William was over 45 years old.
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not statedSouth Carolina1880 U.S. Census for daughter "Cindrilla Welsh" in household of Timothy Deenehan, Milam County, TexasOriginalUndetermined, likely secondaryDirectCindrilla gave her father's birthplace as South Carolina and mother's birthplace as Virginia.
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Marriage to Katy Greshamnot statedPendleton, South Carolina“Something about The Gresham, Grishims, and Halberts,” (Atlanta, Georgia) The Constitution, 15 June 1902AuthoredSecondary - Mrs. E.L. Connelly in 1902Indirect - good candidates for Lucinda's parents
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Marriage 17801780not stated1790 Census, 1800 Census, and 1810 CensusOriginalUndetermined IndirectThis marriage year is an estimate based on Wililams' estimated birth year from the census data and number of children. If he was born between 1756-1765, he would have been about 20 years old 1776-1785. He had 5 children in 1790, so if that's one child every two years, he would have been married about 1780.
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Residence 17901790Pendleton District, South Carolina1790 U.S. Census, Household of William Keetan, page 12, column 3, line 12OriginalUndetermined, likely primaryIndirect
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Residence 18001800Pendleton, South Carolina1800 U.S. Census, Household of William Keaton, p 154, line 504OriginalUndetermined, likely primaryIndirect
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Residence 18101810: William KeytonPendleton, South Carolina1810 U.S. Census, Household of William Keyton, p 247, line 19OriginalUndetermined, likely primaryIndirect
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1810: Abner KeytonPendleton, South Carolina1810 U.S. Census, p 246, line 30, Household of Abner KeytonOriginalUndetermined, likely primaryIndirect - could be son of WmCould be a son of William
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1810: John KeytonPendleton, South Carolina1810 U.S. Census, Household of John Keyton, p 247, line 18OriginalUndetermined, likely primaryIndirect - could be son of WmCould be a son of William
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Residence 18201820Pendleton, South Carolina1820 U.S. Census, Household of William Keaton, p 229, line 19OriginalUndetermined, likely primaryIndirect
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Land Conveyance4 October 1826Pendleton District, South CarolinaAnderson District Land Conveyance Book S: 2-3OriginalPrimaryIndirect - could be son of WmNicholas Welch of Habersham, Georgia, released 37.75 acres near Gennoastee Creek, Pendleton District to William Keaton of Pendleton District, SC, Witnessed by David Welch. Recorded January 1827.
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Land Conveyance23 December 1826Pendleton District, South CarolinaAnderson District Land Conveyance Book S: 79OriginalPrimaryIndirectWilliam Keaton of Pendleton District sold land that was previously granted to Nicholas Welch to Alexander Moorehead whose property borders the land on 23 December 1826. William Keaton made his mark on that day. On 11 January 1827, Catherine Keaton, wife of William Keaton, relinquishes her claim of dower to the land. This is helpful in confirming his wife's name, which I had seen as Katy and Catherine in online trees. The conveyance was recorded 27 March 1827.
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District Change26 December 1826South CarolinaAnderson District was created from Pendleton District
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Death or Move
1827-1830South Carolina1830 U.S. CensusOriginalPrimaryNegativeWilliam Keaton is not found on the U.S. Federal Census in South Carolina. Either he moved to a different state, or died before 1830.
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Residence of Lucinda1830Anderson District, South Carolina1830 U.S. CensusOriginalUndeterminedIndirectGeorge (and Lucinda) Welch resided in Anderson District, North Carolina, near a man named Archibald Keaton - assumed to be a son of William Keaton. George and Lucinda have an older woman, age 60-70 living with them. This could be Catherine Keaton, Lucinda's proposed mother, since William died in 1826-1827.
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Land Coveyance14 April 1833Anderson District, South CarolinaAnderson District Land Conveyance Book U: 188-189OriginalPrimaryIndirectThe land "where William Keeton (deceased) formerly resided" was being deeded from "George Welch and William Keeton" to Whitefield Anthony. William Keeton could be the son of the deceased William.
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