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Updated September 5, 2000

Researching the following surnames:
Keefer, George Washington...born on May 22,1815...from PA, OH or IN. He was supposed to have worked on a flatboat on the Mississippi River. While working on the boat, he met and married Caroline V. Searcy in 1835 at the Searcy Plantation. Caroline was born November 10, 1825 in Natchitoches, LA., daughter of Asa Searcy and Elizabeth Jett. George and Caroline came to Madison Co. TX by Wagon Train and settled on land which later became the Keefer Cemetary. They had eleven children. She died in 1900. He died January 28, 1877 at North Zulch, TX.

Lenox, Carrie Pernia, born in 1895, North Zulch,TX. My husband's grandmother. Need more info about her parents.

McIlvain, Gilbert, born January 24, 1830 in Bath Co, KY and died June 20, 1897. He's my great grandfather. I'd like to find who his parents were, where they were from, etc.

Ott, Mary Rosanna...........born in 1895...from TX. My grandmother, but don't have any info. on her parents.


Betty Zane Keefer

Houston, TX United States

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