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Bedford Forest Keel
Birth: Dec. 24, 1865
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1958
Young County
Texas, USA

Bedford Forrest Keel was born somewhere in Alabama according to the 1870 Benton County Arkansas Census.

He was the son of Wiley Preston Keel/Keele and Martha Ferrell.
At some point his family moved to Benton County Arkansas.
1870 Arkansas census listed the Children as:
Eliza Jane, (b. 1863 TN), Bedford Forrest, (b. 1865 AL), and Sarah R. (b. 1869 AR).

Both parents died when the children were young. They were taken in by relatives. Bedford was raised by John and Rhoda Keel Foster

bedford & mattie married November 28, 1896
Marriage Records of Jack County, Texas Vol 4, Pg 345

Married, 1896 to Miss Mattie Sampley
He was a member of the Church of Christ
He died at Graham Hospital, atthe age of 92
He came to Graham in Jan. 1916 from Bryson.
Service: Morrison funeral home chapel, officiated by Tommy shaw

Survivors at date of death: Wife Mattie; Daughters: Mrs. Mollie Daniel and Mrs. Maud Bennett of Graham; Mrs. Jessie Norton of Wichita Falls; Mrs. Bessie Studer of Fort Worth; Sons: Paul Keel of Lubbock; Dan Keel of Fort Worth; Sister: Mrs. Sallie Friend of OK
died of senility, lived in Texas 61 years


Sister: Sarah Rosalind "Sallie" Keel Friend

Sister: Mrs Eliza Jane Keel Morris

Sister: Mollie E. Dunlap Chastain

WB Chastain, Husband of Mollie E. Dunlap Chastain

Family links: 
  Mattie Elizabeth Sampley Keel (1878 - 1964)
  Maude Mae Keel Bennett (1897 - 1993)*
  Claude Jay Keel (1897 - 1899)*
  Mollie Keel Daniel (1899 - 1995)*
  Robert Preston Keel (1904 - 1918)*
  James Paul Keel (1907 - 1991)*
  Bessie Marie Keel Studer (1909 - 2000)*
  Jessie Lee Keel Norton (1909 - 2009)*
  Daniel Forest Keel (1912 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Pioneer Cemetery
Young County
Texas, USA
Created by: Sue McGuire
Record added: Jun 17, 2009
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