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From the Keisling's of Overton County/Allons, TN
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Welcome to the Findagrave website. I found it about 3 years ago and have been busy building my Keisling tree on the website. We share a common ancestor - David Keisling - although we have to go back about 5 generations to get to him.
Your line is from one of his sons and I'm from one of his daughters, Rebecca, who married Azariah Herrell and most of my Herrell kin is over in Anderson County. Azariah was a Baptist minister at Zion Baptist, south of Clinton, for 47 years around the turn of the century.
David is buried over there. No tombstone, but another cousin, Draper Keisling, documented where David was buried so I did some tramping in the woods behind a house to photograph one of the likely field stones that might have been his marker.
Did some work in Overton Co while I was there in 2010. At least I found my great-aunt Mary who married Martin V.B.Richardson and photographed their markers in the cow pasture. At least it's fenced to protect them and cousin Belle Richardson.
I also had the good fortune to finally meet Draper Keisling. Took him out for lunch and then managed to get him to sell me one of his books on the Keisling family. I didn't know he'd finally published it. He visited my folks in Indiana back in the 80s when he and his wife were traveling around researching the Keisling family. I was sad to hear of his passing last year. I've never attended any of the Keisling reunions, but it's on my "to do" list for one of these years.
You may contact me directly if you'd like to compare notes on our separate branches of the family.
Added by dhintx on Aug 18, 2012 11:47 PM