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Margaret Jane Keys...William Keys...Keyes...Kees...Keas???
Posted by: kathleen juvenal (ID *****8605) Date: March 13, 2009 at 14:12:16
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I am posting this on the various spellings of this name since it sometimes changed over time....

I am looking for the parents and siblings of Margaret (Maggie) Jane Keys born Aug. 5 1849 in Mississippi.
Her death certificate says her fathers name was William Keys. The census records say that her father was born in Scotland. Not sure if this is accurate though. The census records also say that her mother was born in Maryland.

At some time she moved to Missouri and started a family.
Margaret was first married to Remus Pharris in 1870. They had 3 children, Cora b. 1871 in MO, Laura b. 1873-4 in MO and Robert Pharris b. 1877 in MO.

After the death of Remus Pharris she married William C. Ferrell between 1877-1878.
They had 4 daughters. Clara b. 1879 in MO, Maude b. 1882 in MO, Myrtle b. 1886 in MO and Alice Artie Ferrell b. 1887 in MO.
Margaret died in 1940 in Ottowa, Oklahoma.

I would appreciate any information you have about this family. My GGrandma was Maude Mae (Ferrell) Reeder.
My GGrandpa was William C. Ferrell b. 1959 in MO.
Also looking for info on William's parents and siblings.


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