|Posted By:||Robert Keech|
|Subject:||Re: Dallas Whitford Keech Family|
|Post Date:||July 13, 2004 at 17:47:02|
|Forum:||Beaufort County, NC Genealogy Forum|
William Redding Keech my father's uncle. Dallas Whitford Keech was my father's dad, and my grandfather. He was the son of Joseph Redding Keech and Sarah Quidly or Quidley. She was the daughter of John Quidly and Ellen Tetterton. Dallas Whitford Keech was born on April 2nd, 1895 in Springs Creek, NC. He died seven years before I was born, in 1960. He served in the cavalry in WWI, I have a picture of him in his uniform and several other relics from his tenure in Europe. Thanks to William Carrawan, my dad's nephew, our line of Keeches is traced back to 1604 to a John Keech of Buckinghamshire, England. His son is the very famous Baptist pastor of Horsleydown Parish, Benjamin Keach, this is the popular spelling of his last name. Starting with his son, Elias, about half the time it is spelled Keach, and the other half Keech. I hope this helps.