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Samuel Keele
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1816
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1897
Lincoln County
Nevada, USA

Samuel was married to Annie Elizabeth Hess on the 27 of March 1847 and they had 12 children.

Obituary of Samuel Keele

May 6, 1897

Samuel Keele departed this life on April 5, 1897 at Panaca, Nevada, one of God's noblest sons. Samuel Keele, son of Richard J. and Eleanor Keele was born in Bedford County, Tenn. Jan. 21, 1816. His parents were farmers and he learned to till the soil. He heard the gospel and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the age of 19. He moved to Nauvoo and became a zealous worker in Zion. He was intimately associated with the Prophet Joseph, being one of his body guards. He enlisted in the Nauvoo Legion, assisted in building the temple giving everything that he had then adding to this his labor. It may be said here that his possessions were always at the disposal of the church authorities. Brother Keele moved to Mt. Pisgah and was married to Annie Elizabeth Hess in 1849 and by hiring out as a teamster he was enabled to make the journey across the plains and reached Utah in 1857. Settled on Kay's Creek where he remained for 2 years, moved to Farmington in 1959, built a home there where he remained but 3 years when he moved to Manti where he built another home to enjoy, but remained only 2 years and then moved to Fairview where he remained until after the Black Hawk War. He was a great peace maker among the Indians and a father to the needy. Brother Keele went as a volunteer to assist in the settlement of the Muddy Valley and go as far as St. George, when he was advised to come to Panaca, Nevada which place has been his home up to his death. Great blessings were pronounced upon his head and his testimony was that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet. He died with a full assurance that his offering was accepted. A few hours before his death he awoke from his sleep with a heavenly smile upon his face and related his vision of a dream. He saw Joseph and Hyrum and others and they informed him that his election was sure. Several times after this he was heard to say, "Death, sweet O sweet". He was the father of 12 children and has 34 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

This piece was signed by George Riding.
This was sent to Effie Keele
by La Verl Livingston of Moroni, Utah
a Keele genealogist for a long time.
Family links: 
  Richard John Keele (1786 - 1876)
  Nancy Eleanor McCullough Keele (1788 - 1856)
  Ann Elizabeth Hess Keele (1829 - 1880)*
  Jacob Keele (1847 - 1926)*
  David Keele (1854 - 1938)*
  Mary Elizabeth Keele McIntosh (1856 - 1916)*
  William Keele (1858 - 1927)*
  Harriet Keele Empey (1864 - 1906)*
  Sarah Keele Wadsworth (1867 - 1937)*
  Samuel Keele (1816 - 1897)
  Sarah Keele Bingham (1820 - 1852)*
  Alexander Keele (1822 - 1853)*
  Dabney Uel Keele (1826 - 1902)*
  Thomas Henry Keele (1829 - 1914)*
  Susan Keele Bingham (1832 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Panaca Memorial Park
Lincoln County
Nevada, USA
Created by: Connie
Record added: Jun 23, 2008
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With love from your great-great-great-great-grandson.
- William Talbot
 Added: May. 24, 2014
Samuel Keele is buried in the Panaca Cemetary. A new headstone has been placed on his grave to replace the original broken one. He is buried close to his son David Keele, who is my great-grandfather.
- Linda Hartley
 Added: Sep. 30, 2012

- In Memory of Margo & Jens
 Added: Apr. 4, 2012
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