Keeler, Martin[1, 2]

Male 1784 -


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  • Name Keeler, Martin  
    Born 1784  Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 7 Aug 1820  Constantia, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Free White Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [Martin]
    Free White Females - Under 10: 3 [Laura Jane, Sarah Ann, ?]
    Free White Females - 10 thru 15: 1 [?]
    Free White Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [Nancy]
    There are two unknown female children in the household. They may have been daughters who died. Also, possibly John G. was incorrectly tallied as a female. 
    Land 1820 - 1821  Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    13 Dec 1820 Martin Keeler bought 5 acres of land from Nathaniel Vickery. [Deed recorded 8 Aug 1822]

    6 Nov 1821 Martin sold this land to John Gridley. [Deed recorded 3 Feb 1832]  
    • At the time of the sale, Martin's land was in the Town of Constantia but is now located in the Town of Hastings as proved by deeds registered later. Hastings was formed from Constantia in 1825.

      The property description is ambiguous: "certain lot or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Town of Constantia aforesaid being a part of Ezra L Hommedieu's second location being part of lot no seven and bounded as follows beginning at the centre of the highway on the Town line running South easterly far enough to include five acres of land by running a west course to the Town line and from thence north to the place of beginning." Also, a later deed for this property (identified as having belonged to Martin Keeler) says that the town line was between Hastings and Schroeppel. However, according to the 1867 Atlas map (see document below) Lot 7 is not near the current town line between Hastings and Schroeppel.

      Thanks to Cathy Kuhl, who originally located the deeds.
    Residence 1830  Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 [John G?]
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 [John G?]
    Free white persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1* [Martin]
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 [Susan M.]
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 [Sarah]
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 [Laura]
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 [Nancy]
    *Although Martin was listed as the head of household, it is unclear if he was present at the time of the census, as the mark in the column for his age is barely visible and may not be a true mark. 
    Notes 
    • No definitive evidence has been discovered showing that this Martin Keeler was the son of David and Amy Keeler. Cathy Kuhl has accumulated circumstantial evidence consistent with this assignment, however.
    • Phoenix wrote that Martin was "a wandering, unsteady man; lived, at one time, in Lysander, N.Y., and is thought to have had a family, but no account of it has been obtained." [6]
    Person ID I181  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2013 

    Father Keeler, David,   b. Abt 1746, South Salem, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1812, South Salem, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Ingersol, Amy,   b. Abt 1748, Bedford, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1826, South Salem, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1770  South Salem, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F523  Group Sheet

    Family 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.

    Children 
    +1. Keeler, Laura Jane,   b. 31 Jan 1812, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1911, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    +2. Keeler, John Gridley,   b. Abt 1814, Onondaga County, 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 ~ 46 years)
    +3. Keeler, Sarah Ann,   b. 5 Sep 1819,   d. 7 Jul 1884, Adams County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +4. Keeler, Susan M.,   b. Abt 1823, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F70  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsLand - 13 Dec 1820 Martin Keeler bought 5 acres of land from Nathaniel Vickery. [Deed recorded 8 Aug 1822] 6 Nov 1821 Martin sold this land to John Gridley. [Deed recorded 3 Feb 1832] - 1820 - 1821 - Hastings, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 [John G?] Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 [John G?] Free white persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1* [Martin] Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 [Susan M.] Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 [Sarah] Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 [Laura] Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 [Nancy] *Although Martin was listed as the head of household, it is unclear if he was present at the time of the census, as the mark in the column for his age is barely visible and may not be a true mark. - 1830 - Hastings, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Keeler, Martin
    Keeler, Martin
    Nellie Ottman Wilson wrote on the back: "Martin Keeler - Father of Laura Jane Keeler Phelps - born in Connecticut - Great Grandfather of Nellie Ottman Wilson"

    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Dewitt and Elma Ottman Family, Viktor Ottman Wilson, (Privately Published, 1988, Printed by the Johnson Company, Rochester, MN 55901), p 15.

    2. [S197] Keeler Family, Wesley B. Keeler, (Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007), 929.2 K26 86-34223 2007., pp. 81, 352.

    3. [S132] 1820 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, n.d., (ancestry.com), Constantia, Oswego, New York, Page: 60; NARA Roll: M33_79; Image: 72.

    4. [S164] Deed, Oswego County, New York, Book C, p.241.

    5. [S164] Deed, Oswego County, New York, Book M, p.246.

    6. [S204] The Whitney Family, Stephen Whitney Phoenix, (Privately Printed, 1878), Vol 1 pt. 1, p. 220.

    7. [S203] NY Geneal Biograph Record, (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society), 929 qN54., Vol. 31 p. 88 (1900) Records of the Church of Christ of Salem.


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