|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1787|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1863|
The Waco Chapter of the Sons of the War of 1812 is named for Edward Kellum, Sr. Edward emigrated to America, moved to TN, AL, MS, and in 1851 came to McLennan County. TX. Edward was enumerated in the 1850 US Census of Chickasaw County, MS, where he owned 2000 ac. and Virginia was recorded as his birthplace.
A Texas Historical Commission marker was placed in 1989 and reads:
"A native of Virginia, Edward Kellum (1787-1863) was a soldier in the Tennessee militia during the War of 1812. He married Karen Tabor in November 1812, and they moved to Alabama and Mississippi before eventually settling in McLennan County, Texas in 1854. The parents of ten children, the Kellums bought land along the Brazos River and established a farm.
This location was chosen as the site of a family graveyard some time before 1863. When Edward Kellum died on February 23, 1863, he became the first family member interred here. Karen Kellum was buried next to her husband in 1869.
Other family members buried here include Edward and Karen's sons, William Riley Kellum (1817-1890) and Thomas Smith Kellum (1823-1873). Of the twenty-five known burials, fourteen are marked with illegible sandstone markers. All twenty-five graves are believed to be those of Kellum family members.
The last person buried here was Mary Elizabeth Jurney Kellum, widow of William Riley Kellum. Following her death in 1895, her will provided for the maintenance of the cemetery. Originally encompassing a one-acre rural site, the graveyard has been surrounded by the growing city of Waco and now contains one-half acre of land."
Information from FAG Member #47271637, Elreeta Weathers.
Karen Happy/Happuch Tabor Kellum (1795 - 1868)
Elizabeth Kellum Umberson (1813 - 1889)*
William Riley Kellum (1817 - 1890)*
Polly Ann Kellum Kirkland (1821 - 1893)*
Thomas Smith Kellum (1823 - 1872)*
Edward D Kellum (1826 - 1891)*
Emily Caroline Kellum Puckett (1837 - 1920)*
Note: Husband of Karen Tabor. Pvt 1st TN Militia, War of 1812. Buried beside Karen. He was the 1st to be buried in this cemetery. There is a Texas Historical Commission marker.
Kellum Family Cemetery
Created by: Linda Miller
Record added: Aug 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15181691