Surname: Keys

Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Graham Indiana

This is an historical transcription of Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Graham, Jefferson County, Indiana which was transcribed in 1941 as part of the DAR cemetery transcription project. The value of this transcription is that in many cases they transcribed headstones which may today no longer exist. Had it not been for this project these records may have been lost due to the natural regression of cemeteries. Many of the cemeteries may be known by a different name today, we use the name they were identified as in 1941. Arbuckle, J. N., 07 Aug 1837 – 10 Dec 1882 Boyd,...

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Biographical Sketch of Monroe A. Keys

(See Grant, Oolootsa, Daniel and Riley.)-Monroe Amory, son of Monroe Calvin and Lucy Lowrey (Hoyt) Keys, was born February 21, 1870. Educated in the Male Seminary. Married March 25, 1905, Martha Ann daughter of Henry and Emma Jane (Daniel) Donnelly, born March 11, 1874, educated in the Cherokee public schools and Worcester Academy. They are the parents of: Wahnie, born March 7, 1908; Emma, born December 17, 1909; Amory, born January 16, 1912; Jane, born December 5, 1914, and Clun Keys, born February 10, 1917. Mr. Keys is a member of the Holly Clan. His Cherokee name is Clun-tee-sta. He is a farmer near...

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Biographical Sketch of Elizabeth Keys

(See Grant, Ghigau, Foreman, Adair and Riley)—James McIntosh Keys, born near the mouth of Fourteen Mile Creek in Tahlequah District, March 25, 1843. Educated in that District. He enlisted at the beginning of the war under his cousin Captain O. H. P. Brewer and served four years in the Confederacy. Naturally kind, considerate and of much more than ordinary native ability. He married in March 16, 1869 Nancy Jane Mayes, born April 29, 1850 near Baptist, Going Snake District. She was educated at Baptist Mission. He was elected Solicitor of Cooweescoowee District August 4, 1879 and August 6, 1883. Elected senator from the same District August 3, 1891. Elected a member of the town site commission in 1881 and Chief Justice of the Cherokee Nation in November 1885. On the inception of state­hood he was elected Senator from the twenty-ninth District. James McDaniel and Nancy Jane (Mayes) Keys were the parents of; Dennis Bushyhead, born July 15, 1878; Bluford Alberty, born February 12, 1882 and Elizabeth Covel Keys, born September 12, 1885 and she graduated from Female Seminary June 3, 1904. Mrs. Nancy Jane Keys is the daughter of George Washington and Charlotte (Bushyhead)...

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Biographical Sketch of Dennis B. Keys

(See Grant, Ghigau, Foreman, Adair and Riley) Dennis Bushyhead, son of James McDaniel and Nancy Jane (Mayes) Keys, was born July 15, 1878. Married Nannie Ethel, daughter of John Martin and Naunie Ethel (Brewer) Riley, born October 15, 1883. They are the parents of Gordon Lindsay Keys. Charlotte, daughter of Reverend Jesse and Eliza (Wilkerson) Bushyhead, married George Washington Mayes, and they were the parents of Nancy Jane Mayes who married James McDaniel Keys. George Washington, son of John and Elizabeth (Taylor) Brewer, married Cherokee (Ratliff) and they were the parents of Mrs. Nannie Ethel...

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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