Keys (John) Cemetery 2004

Keys (John) Cemetery

Located across the road from 176 Malone Hollow Road in the Jonesborough area of Washington County, TN. The cemetery is overgrown and in need of attention. There were at least 5 fieldstones marking graves and obvious unmarked graves. There are two marked graves outside of the fence and it is possible there are unmarked graves.

GPS Location: 36º19.30N 082º27.25W;  Elevation: 1668 ft.

Keys, Nancy Jane [About 1843][About 1852]Daughter of John & Betsey Keys
Keys, John 22 Jun 181421 Mar 1898
Keys, John S. 18 Oct 184517 Jul 1911Co. D, 8th Regt. Tenn. Cav. Vols. [Very large zinc marker]
Keys, Nellie Fine 16 Nov 190203 Mar 1907Daughter of Jno. S. & M. J. Keys
Keys, Elizabeth 04 May 181406 May 1875[Stone is broken]
Keys, Elizabeth 05 May 181409 Nov 1869Wife of John Keys
Depew, John E. 15 Apr 187218 Oct 1901[Stone is outside the fenced area]
Myers, Manerva 30 Sep 183525 May 1893[Stone is outside the fenced area]

Surveyed, transcribed and donated to the Washington County TNGen Web February 2004 by Donna Cox Briggs and Betty Jane Hylton members of the Cemetery Survey Team of Northeast Tennessee.

Copyrighted 2013 by the Cemetery Survey Team of Northeast Tennessee. No part of this work may be copied without written permission from the Cemetery Survey Team.

Additional Information:

1850 Census of Washington County

#250-261 KEYS, John 60 born in PA, Elizabeth 36 TN, Jeremiah 34, Archibald 31, Nancy 28, Sarah 14, Eliza 12, Elijah 10, William 5

1860 Census of Washington County

#1017 KEYS, John Jr. 45, Elizabeth 45, James 19, John T. 15

#1018 KEYS, John Sr. 70, Elizabeth 46, Nancy 37, Archibald 35, Elijah D. 20, William H. 15, Landon 6

# 305-305 MYERS, William, age 24, born TN, Minerva, age 24, born TN, Enos, age 2, born TN, Nancy E., age 5/12. born TN; KING, Phoebe, age 62, born NC

1870 Census of Washington County

KEYS, Elizabeth 56, Landon 16; JENKINS, Amanda 38 (domestic servant)

1880 Census of Washington County

Dist. 11, 10 June 1880,

# 175-175 DEPEW, Robert E., age 38, born TN; Anna H., 37, wife, (sick) born TN; Elbert N., age 13 , son, born TN; Lora E., age 12, daughter, born TN; John E., age 10, son, born TN; Ida A, age 3, daughter, born TN

Dist 11, 12 June 1880

# 186-186 MYERS, Minerva, age 44, Mother, widow, born TN; John, age 18 , son, born TN

1900 Washington County, TN Census, Dist 15

# 176-194 DEPEW, Robert E., age 58, born May 1842, married 34 years; Annie H. , age 57, born Sept. 1842, married, 34 years, mother of 6, 4 living; Ida A., age 23 born Mar 1877; Thomas E., age 19, born June 1880, single; Ethel J., age 10, born Dec. 1889, granddaughter.

Washington County, Tennessee Marriages, by Goldene Burgner:

William Myers to Minerva Hale 5 May 1857, R. S. Ferguson, JP.

Washington County Wills, by Goldene Burgner, page 52:

21 Dec. 1852 John Kincheloe

Wife Sarah – my yellow girl Harriet. Oldest daughter Mary Hunt and her bodily heirs – 61 acres I bought of Benjamin Hale. Mary’s husband Uriah Hunt may for a wright to land. Youngest daughter Clary Jones – the Nicholas Hale tract. Youngest son James Kincheloe – 100 acres of the homeplace. Son Enos – 100 acres adjoining tract he got of George Kincheloe. Daughter Elizabeth Keese – to have and equal part. To John Hale, if he stays with his grandmother – a horse, saddle and $18. Minerva Hale – cow and calf. Railroad stock to be divided among my heirs. Executors; Enos and James Kincheloe, Wit.: R. L. Stanford, B. Ballenger. signed John Kinceheloe

Jonesboro Herald-Tribune, V. IV, #34, May 13, 1875. Died: Two miles north of this place last Thursday, Mrs. Elizabeth Keys, widow of the late John Keys, of paralysis.

Jonesboro Herald-Tribune V. XXIV #9, June 2, 1892. Death: Mrs. Minerva Myers, two miles northeast of town, died Wednesday morning at 1 o’clock and was buried on the Keener farm Wed. afternoon.

Jonesboro Herald-Tribune V. XXXIII #30, November 13, 1901. In Memoriam: John Elery Depew was born in Washington County, Tenn., April 15, 1872; and died in Amarillo, Texas, October 18, 1901, age 29 years, 6 months and 3 days. He was converted at the age of 21 at Marvin Chapel, a church near his home, he went and joined the United Presbyterian Church. He was a fireman on a freight train at his death, being killed in a freak accident from a wreck. He leaves a father, mother, two brothers and one sister. His remains were accompanied home by a Mr. Green, one of John’s best friends and laid to rest in the family burying ground, beside two sisters which had preceded him in death.

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