Capt John Keese, Jr

Capt John Keese, Jr

Death 1806 (aged 70–71)
South Carolina, USA
Burial Oconee County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 55577551 · View Source
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Captain John Keese was the leader of a Militia Company out of Wilkes County, North Carolina and participated in the victorious Battle of Kings Mountain. His surname is often seen spelled "Kees" and "Keyes".

He removed from Wilkes County, NC along with several Cleveland families, Isbells, and others from that area. When he settled in this area, it was a part of Georgia at the time and he served a term in the Georgia Legislature.

There is evidence that John may not actually be buried here. In the early Minutes of the Beaverdam Baptist Church it is mentioned that John Keese was buried in the cemetery at the first church location. I believe that location is now under lake Hartwell and the cemetery is what became known as the Isbell Family Cemetery.

There is evidence for the names of four sons of John Kees(e) recorded in "Pendleton District, S.C. Deeds 1790-1806," compiled by Betty Willie (1982). They are Absolam Kees, Elijah Kees, Thomas Kees, and Washington Kees to which they were deeded land or slaves in 1806.

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  • Created by: James Parker
  • Added: 28 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55577551
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Keese, Jr (1735–1806), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55577551, citing Keese Family Cemetery, Oconee County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by James Parker (contributor 47165812) .