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Re: Helen Keller's parents
Posted by: Jenny Honeycutt Date: November 04, 2000 at 18:49:31
In Reply to: Helen Keller Ancestry by Lauren Maehrlein of 5176

Helen Adams Keller is the daughter of Arthur Henley Keller and Kate Adams.

Arthur Henley Keller was born 5 Feb 1836 near Tuscumbia, Alabama, son of David and Mary Fairfax (Moore) Keller.

Kate Adams was daughter of General Charles W. Adams of Memphis, TN.

David Keller (father of Arthur) was born in Hagertown, MD in 1788. He migrated to Knoxville, TN, then to Alabama.

Caspar Keller (father of David) came originally from Switzerland and settled in Maryland.

Mary Fairfax Moore (mother of Arthur) was born in Rockbridge County, VA in 1796. Her father, Col. Alexander Moore, was aide to Gen. LaFayette at Yorktown and she is second cousin to Robert E. Lee. Lineage is said to be traced to Sir Thomas Moore of England.


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