|Birth: ||Mar. 24, 1805|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1847|
Name also spelled Gervas/Gervis. Second minister of Willis Methodist Church in Henrico County, VA. May have also ministered in King and Queen County, VA.
h/o Martha Middleton Willis
f/o Charles William b. 8/25/1826 d. 9/23/1853, Christopher T. b. abt 1830, Ann Virginia b. abt 1837, Lucy F. b. abt 1838 & Betty W. b. abt 1840.
Note: In the summer of 2011 we attempted to locate this grave, following the location described on the cemetery page. All went well until the sentence reading "then 1.8 miles east on Warriner Road, then south on private road to McElroy Farm." Traveling east on Warriner Road for 1.8 miles will bring you (exactly) to Farside Trail, which is a gravel road, with no other roads in proximity. None of the local residents have ever heard of a McElroy or farm. And in traveling .4 miles south on Farside Trail, then searching the woods on both sides, no gravesite was found. Further, there are farm fields slightly west of Farside trail, behind a telecom tower, also searched .4 miles south from Warriner into the woods there, to no avail.
Martha M. Willis Keesee (____ - 1872)
Sacred to the memory of
Rev. Jervas M. Keesee
He was born Mar. 24th, 1805
Was converted to God 1825
Was married to
Martha M. (Middleton) Willis
Feb. 10th, 1825
Commenced preaching 1826
Joined the Virginia Annual Conference
Having for a number of years filled with great
Success many responsible positions in the church
He died in full assurance of a blessed immortality.
Nov. 14, 1847
"Servant of God, well done.
Rest from loved employ.
The battle fought, the victr'y won
Enter your Master's joy."
Keesee Family Cemetery
Created by: DMLeForce
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71242650