Bird (Byrd), second of the nine children of Wesley and Nancy (Smith) Keeton, was born in Kentucky, about the year 1832. He was living in Fentress County, TN at the time of his marriage to Martha Lela (Frogge) Smith, a widow. They moved to Glasgow, Barren County, KY, where their three children were born; William, Harlan and Mattie Lee. Also in the family were Mattie's three children by her deceased husband, John Calvin Smith (a son and two daughters).
It seems the family joined a wagon train made up of relatives and migrated to Ellis County, Texas, about the year 1890, where they lived near Venus. A short time later Mr. Keeton moved to Washita County, OK, his wife having departed this life, to live with his daughter, Mattie Rigney, and her family near Cordell in Washita County. It was there he passed from this life during an epidemic in 1901. His interment was at Sod Cemetery, northwest of Cordell. Many years later a handmade grave marker was placed at Sod Cemetery by his granddaughter, Pearl Latimer.
Created by: Wenona Dunn
Record added: Jul 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28595597
Added: Jul. 16, 2012
The Wanderer lies with his grandchildren.|
Added: Jul. 28, 2008