Elizabeth Ann Keller

Elizabeth Ann Keller[1, 2, 3]

Female 1780 - 1838  (58 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Ann Keller 
    Nickname Betsy 
    Born 02 Apr 1780  Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Nov 1838  Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Barnett Cemetery, Washinton Twnsp, Reelsville, Putnam, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I856  Complete
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2011 

    Father John Keller,   b. 11 May 1755, Northhampton, York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1830, Rich Valley, Wabash County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Jerusha Barrett,   b. 04 Mar 1761, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1849, Rich Valley, Wabash County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 4 May 1779  Burke County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • U.S. & International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: "John Keller, b. 1755 Pennsylvania, & Jerusha Barrett, b. 1761 North Carolina, m. 1779 North Carolina."
    Family ID F106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Otis Barnett,   b. 15 May 1774, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1850, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [4
    Married 6 Jun 1797  Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel Butterfield,   b. 25 Dec 1711, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1756, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +2. David Otis Barnett,   b. Abt. 1798, Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1877, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +3. John Wesley Barnett,   b. 21 Oct 1799, Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1877, Reelsville, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Mary Barnett,   b. Abt. 1800, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1892, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
    +5. Sarah Barnett,   b. 12 Nov 1801, Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May1862, St Johns, Harrison County, Iowa, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Peter Barnett,   b. 07 Jun 1803, Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1881, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +7. Nancy Ann Barnett,   b. 21 Jan 1805, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1843, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +8. Barbara Barnett,   b. 07 Jan 1810, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Mar 1848, Clay City, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +9. James Edward Barnett,   b. 04 Jun 1811, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1893, Montezuma, Parke County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +10. Elizabeth Barnett,   b. 08 Dec 1813, Harrison County, I Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1842, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     11. Isaac Barnett,   b. Abt. 1814, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +12. Solomon Barnett,   b. Abt. 1816, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1886, Magnolia, Harrison County, Iowa, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +13. Lewis Barnett,   b. 14 Jan 1817, Harrison County, Indiana Territory, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1849  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Apr 1780 - Wilkes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jun 1797 - Washington County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Nov 1838 - Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Barnett Cemetery, Washinton Twnsp, Reelsville, Putnam, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Descendants of James Barnett and Elizabeth Keller, Erold Clark Wiscombe (ECW), pp. 3-4:.

      James Otis Barnett's "wife was born 1780 in North Carolina. She was a daughter of John Keller and Elizabeth or Jerusha Barrett. Little is known [4] about her early life. Her father was German and her mother Welsh, (so stated in some early family letters.) Sometime between 1790 and 1797, the family left North Carolina and settled in Kentucky. The Kellers seem to have followed the Barnett family quite closely into Harrison County IN, Putnam County IN, and on to Wabash County IN."

      Extracted and Edited by Roy Richard Thomas Jul 2007

    2. [S13] Descendants of James Barnett and Elizabeth Keller, Erold Clark Wiscombe (ECW), p. 4: (Reliability: 3).

      Elizabeth's brother, Jonathan Keller, visited the family in Putnam County IN. Jonathan had an appointment from the Governor among the Miami nation of Indians."

      "Jonathan Keller was hired in 1828 by John Tipton, the Indian Agent, to operate the Indian Grist Mill at Wabash County IN, for the Indians."

      Andrew Wiseman & Jerusha Keller Genealogy, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~coffman/WisemanAndrewJerushaKeller.html

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    3. [S13] Descendants of James Barnett and Elizabeth Keller, Erold Clark Wiscombe (ECW), p. 4: (Reliability: 3).

      After the death of James Otis Barnett on 6 Jun 1850, his widow, Elizabeth (Betsy) Keller Barnett, lived around with some of her children, but spent a large share of her time with her second son, John Wesley Barnett, on a farm which [in 1938] belonged to Jim Rollins. The house crowned a hill above the old Barnett Mill on the Walnut River near the old Barnett Cemetery.

      Elizabeth (Betsy) Keller Barnett is described by some of her grandchildren, who were interviewed in 1938, as being a short, plump woman. they said she was particularly noted for the lovely button holes she made. She was very neat and always wore a kerchief around her neck and a white cap on her head. She did the dishes and helped around the house at her son John Wesley Barnett's home.

      When Solomon Barnett Barnett's wife, Eliza Lister, died about 1859, it is supposed that his mother, Elizabeth (Betsy) Keller Barnett, cared for some of his little ones until he could make other arrangements for their care. She would have been age 83."

      Extracted and edited by Roy Richard Thomas July 2007


    4. [S13] Descendants of James Barnett and Elizabeth Keller, Erold Clark Wiscombe (ECW), page 3.
      "Little is known about early life of James Otis Barnett. Relatives state that he grew up near the vicinity of Richmond VA and that his people were from or of English extraction. . . . The first document relating to James Otis Barnett is that of his marriage on 6 June 1797 in Washington County KY to Elizabeth Keller (Kellar).

      There is a James Barnett listed in the 1800 Census return for Washington County KY. Shortly after marrying, the couple seemed to set up housekeeping nearby in Harrison County KY and lived there until the year 1809, when they moved to Harrison County IN. The farm they lived on was located ten miles from Corydon IN and five miles from the Ohio River.

      In the fall of 1827, they moved their family to Clay County IN and settled on a farm near Jordan Creek. The Indiana Magazine of History, v. 56, p. 339, lists James Barnett as one of the first families of Clay County in 1830. He was living next to his son, Peter Barnett, and Mathias John Killion, a son-in-law. . . .

      It is not known when they left Clay County IN, but the 1840 Census of Putnam County lists James and his wife as living in Warren Township, Putnam County. His sons David and John Barnett appear to be living nearby. In 1849 when his youngest son, Lewis, died, the widowed, young daughter-in-law, Lucretia, moved into the home of James Otis and Elizabeth Barnett with her two children, John F. Barnett, age 10, and Nancy, age 8. (1850 Census).

      An early history of Putnam County (1879) states that James Barnett was an early settler of Washington Township, Putnam County IN. The 1841 tax list of this township does not list him there, but six of his sons lived there: James Edward, Lewis, Solomon, Peter, David, and John Wesley Barnett. . . ." [3]

      Edited by Roy Richard Thomas July 2007