Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/natur23/public_html/rootdigger/version.php on line 5

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/natur23/public_html/rootdigger/log.php on line 67

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/natur23/public_html/rootdigger/version.php:5) in /home/natur23/public_html/rootdigger/genlib.php on line 56
Keeler, John Gridley b. Abt 1814 Onondaga County, New York, USA d. Bef 1860 Clay, Onondaga, New York: Martin & Bloom Family Histories
 

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/natur23/public_html/rootdigger/genlib.php on line 545

Keeler, John Gridley

Male Abt 1814 - Bef 1860  (~ 46 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Keeler, John Gridley 
    Born Abt 1814  Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation: Cooper.
    Household: John G Keeler 36,
    Sally Keeler 27,
    Florilla Keeler 6,
    Ides M Keeler 3 
    Land 1850 - 1851  Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    1 Jun 1850 Bought 1 acre of Land from Elijah D. Phelps for $35. Land was located on the south side of the highway at the eastern edge of Elijah's land.

    3 Jun 1851 Sold his land to Orris C. Orman for $150. 
    Land 10 Aug 1853  Clay, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gridley Keeler was a member of a group including Ira Fancher, Joseph Campbell, Ambarvalia Fancher, William McKinley, Clark Bouton of Clay and Thomas McKinley of Cicero who bought 1/8 of an acre for $1 for a cemetery from Lewis Fancher and Rachel Fancher his wife of the Town of Clay. This cemetery is now known as the Fancher Cemetery or Fancher Family Cemetery. 
    Residence 14 Jun 1855  Clay, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation: Cooper. Residence: Log house.
    Household: (with age, New York County birthplace)
    John G. Keeler 4? b. Onondaga,
    Sally Keeler 31 b. Albany,
    Florilla Keeler 11 b. Oswego
    Idis M. Keeler 8 b. Oswego
    Anna Keeler 4 b. Oswego
    Elzh Keeler 8/12 b. Onondaga 
    Died Bef 1860  Clay, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fancher Cemetery, Clay, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Gridley Keeler was one of the party that purchased the land for the cemetery. [5]
    Notes 
    • I have listed John Gridley Keeler as a son of Martin and Nancy Keeler, but the evidence is circumstantial. He was the right age to have been Martin and Nancy's child, and he lived very near to Clark Phelps, Edmund D. Phelps, and Era D. Ladd, who had married his presumed sisters Laura Jane, Sarah Ann and Susan M. Keeler. All of Martin and Nancy's children lived near Martin's property in Hastings. John G.'s in-laws lived a few miles away across the Oneida River in Clay, Onondaga County. On 1 Jun 1850 John G. bought 1 acre of land from Elijah D. Phelps, the father-in-law of two of John's presumed sisters, but in the next year Elijah Phelps, his sons, Era Ladd and their families all left Hastings. Coincident with the departure of his presumed sisters, John G. sold his property and moved with his family to Clay near his in-laws. Finally, he appears to have been named after John Gridley, the prosperous tanner and leather goods dealer in the Town of Onondaga who bought Martin Keeler's property in 1821.
    • John and Sally both died before 1860 and their children were taken into the homes of relatives and neighbors.
    Person ID I1469  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2014 

    Father Keeler, Martin,   b. 1784, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Northrop, Nancy,   b. 8 Mar 1789, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1847  (Age 57 years) 
    Notes 
    • I have listed John Gridley Keeler as a son of Martin and Nancy Keeler, but the evidence is circumstantial. He was the right age to have been Martin and Nancy's child, and he lived very near to Clark Phelps, Edmund D. Phelps, and Era D. Ladd, who had married his presumed sisters Laura Jane, Sarah Ann and Susan M. Keeler. All of Martin and Nancy's children lived near Martin's property in Hastings. John G.'s in-laws lived a few miles away across the Oneida River in Clay, Onondaga County. On 1 Jun 1850 John G. bought 1 acre of land from Elijah D. Phelps, the father-in-law of two of John's presumed sisters, but in the next year Elijah Phelps, his sons, Era Ladd and their families all left Hastings. Coincident with the departure of his presumed sisters, John G. sold his property and moved with his family to Clay near his in-laws. Finally, he appears to have been named after John Gridley, the prosperous tanner and leather goods dealer in the Town of Onondaga who bought Martin Keeler's property in 1821.

    Family ID F70  Group Sheet

    Family Fancher, Sally M.,   b. 5 Mar 1823, Berne, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Clay, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Notes 
    • iv. Sally M., b. 5 March 1823, d. in Clay; m. 25 Dec. 1843, Gridley Keeler. Four children.
      [6]
    Children 
    +1. Keeler, Florilla,   b. Abt 1844, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Keeler, Idus M.,   b. 10 May 1847, Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1932, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Keeler, Anna,   b. Abt 1851, Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1933  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +4. Keeler, Elizabeth Catherine,   b. Oct 1854, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1943, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F519  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Occupation: Cooper. Household: John G Keeler 36, Sally Keeler 27, Florilla Keeler 6, Ides M Keeler 3 - 1850 - Hastings, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1 Jun 1850 Bought 1 acre of Land from Elijah D. Phelps for $35. Land was located on the south side of the highway at the eastern edge of Elijah's land. 3 Jun 1851 Sold his land to Orris C. Orman for $150. - 1850 - 1851 - Hastings, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Gridley Keeler was a member of a group including Ira Fancher, Joseph Campbell, Ambarvalia Fancher, William McKinley, Clark Bouton of Clay and Thomas McKinley of Cicero who bought 1/8 of an acre for $1 for a cemetery from Lewis Fancher and Rachel Fancher his wife of the Town of Clay. This cemetery is now known as the Fancher Cemetery or Fancher Family Cemetery. - 10 Aug 1853 - Clay, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Occupation: Cooper. Residence: Log house. Household: (with age, New York County birthplace) John G. Keeler 4? b. Onondaga, Sally Keeler 31 b. Albany, Florilla Keeler 11 b. Oswego Idis M. Keeler 8 b. Oswego Anna Keeler 4 b. Oswego Elzh Keeler 8/12 b. Onondaga - 14 Jun 1855 - Clay, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1860 - Clay, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fancher Cemetery, Clay, Onondaga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Map showing the approximate locations of lands owned by Phelps and Keeler family members in Hastings, Oswego, New York.
    Map showing the approximate locations of lands owned by Phelps and Keeler family members in Hastings, Oswego, New York.
    Properties of 1. Elijah D. Phelps, 2. Edmund D. Phelps (m. Sarah Ann Keeler), 3. Simeon S. Phelps, 4. William D. Phelps, 5. John G. Keeler, 6. Era D. Ladd (m. Susan M. Keeler), and 7. Martin Keeler. The location of Martin Keeler's land is not certain because of ambiguities in the property description.
    The original map was from the New topographical atlas of Oswego County, New York published by C. K. Stone, 1867, found in the New York State Library in Albany. Call number: 912.74767 fAs82.

    Headstones
    Keeler, John Gridley headstone.
    Keeler, John Gridley headstone.
    In view of the very small size of the graveyard and the fact that Gridley Keeler was among those who purchased the land for the graveyard, the small stones inscribed J.K. and S.K. undoubtedly had once marked the graves of John Gridley Keeler and Sally Fancher Keeler. In Dec, 2013, these stones were sitting on the surface of the ground near the center of the graveyard and may no longer have been near the actual graves.

  • Sources 
    1. [S200] 1855 New York State Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-25847-10968-91?cc=1937366&wc=M99Q-NS4:794847341.

    2. [S93] 1850 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration), Hastings, Oswego, New York; Roll: M432_578; Page: 280A; Image: 322.

    3. [S164] Deed, Oswego County, New York, Book 55, p. 554.

    4. [S164] Deed, Oswego County, New York, Book 56, p.398.

    5. [S164] Deed, Onondaga County, New York, Book 126, p.98.

    6. [S198] The Fancher Family, William Hoyt Fancher, (Printed at Cabinet Press, Milford, N.H. 1947), p. 64.


Home Page |  What's New |  Most Wanted |  Surnames |  Photos |  Histories |  Documents |  Cemeteries |  Places |  Dates |  Reports |  Sources