1859 - 1945
||23 Feb 1859
||Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas
||09 Oct 1945
||Abilene, Taylor County, Texas
- From the Abilene Reporter News Wednesday Evening, October 10, 1945
Funeral Today for Mrs. Emma Keesee
Rites for Mrs. Emma T. Keesee, 86, who died early Tuesday afternoon, will be conducted in Kiker-Warren funeral chapel at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Ralph Wootton, pastor of the Sunset Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial is to be in Fort Phantom Hill Cemetery by the side of her husband.
A member of the Baptist church, Mrs. Keesee, who was born in Guadalupe County, Feb. 23, 1859 came to Abilene in 1915 with her husband who died in 1923.
She is survived by seven children, Mrs. L. W. Passmore, E. R., R. A., W. T., and George Keesee, all of Abilene, L. F. Keesee of Austin and W. F. Keesee of Oklahoma; a sister Mrs. Felix Stroud of San Angelo; a brother, A. M. Lackey of Robert Lee; 34 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
||Fort Phantom Cemetery, Jones County, Texas
||06 Oct 2011 |
||Lackey John J, b. 25 Mar 1811, Carroll County, Mississippi , d. 07 Sep 1871, Bexar County, Texas |
||Mercer Terrissa, b. 22 Feb 1822, Amite County, Mississippi , d. 05 Jun 1905, Runnels County, Texas |
||24 Dec 1840
||Egypt, Wharton County, Texas
|| ||Voucher Certificate from Board of Veterans, Texas Revolution |
Voucher given to Terissa Lackey, widow of John J. Lackey, for his service in the Texas Revolution. Aug 11, 1881 for 1280 acres
||1880 Hays County, Texas Census |
Terissa Mercer Lackey with children after the death of her husband John J. Lackey
||1850 Wharton County, Texas Census
John J Lackey and wife Terissa Mercer with children
||1860 Comal County Texas Census John J Lackey and family|
John J. Lackey and Terissa Mercer. Children are listed on next census page
||1860 Comal County Texas Census|
Page 2 listing children of John J and Terissa Mercer Lackey
||1870 Bexar County, Texas Census|
John J and Terissa Mercer Lackey and children. John is listed as infirm. After his return from the Civil War he was in poor health and never fully recovered.
| ||State of Texas Widowers Pension application filed by Terrissa Lackey. Husband John J. Lackey and served in the Texas Revolution. Source of document: https://tslarc.tsl.state.tx.us/repclaims/224/22400564.pdf|
Filed Sept. 8, 1874 Terissa Lackey appointed Andrew Neill of Galveston as her agent. John J. Lackey served under Andrew Neill.
||Keesee Thomas F., b. 1858/1859, Washington County, Texas , d. 1923, Jones County, Texas |
||20 Dec 1880
||Travis County, Texas
|>||1. Keesee Eugene Mercer, b. 06 Oct 1881, Hays County, Texas , d. 04 Feb 1925, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas |
|>||2. Keesee Ernest R., b. 15 Dec 1883, Hays County, Texas , d. 25 Jan 1967, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas |
|>||3. Keesee Robert Andrew, b. 28 May 1886, Floresville, Wilson County, Texas , d. 13 Apr 1956, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas |
|>||4. Keesee Ethel K, b. 25 Feb 1892, Floresville, Wilson County, Texas , d. 04 May 1965, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas |
| ||5. Keesee Richmond, b. 14 Dec 1894, Runnels or Wilson County Texas , d. 19 Sep 1900, Coke County, Texas |
|>||6. Keesee Wilburn Thomas, b. 09 Jul 1897, Coke County, Texas , d. 25 Dec 1977, Ector County, Texas |
|>||7. Keesee William Franklin, b. 09 Jul 1897, Coke County, Texas , d. 01 Dec 1964|
|>||8. Keesee Luther Floyd, b. 22 Feb 1900, Runnels County, Texas , d. 16 Jul 1972, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas |
|>||9. Keesee George Washington, b. 31 Aug 1905, Coke County, Texas , d. 16 Feb 1974, Taylor County, Texas |
||Thomas and Emma Terrissa Lackey Keesee and children|
Thomas and Emma Terrissa, Eugene, Earnest, Robert, Ethel K., Wilburn, Willie, Luther, and George.
||Marriage Certificate for Thomas F. Keesee and Emma Terrissa Lackey|
||1910 Midland County Texas Census|
Thomas F. Keesee and wife Emma Terrissa and children, Ernest, Robert, Ethel, William, Wilber, Luther, George. Also living with them is Dee listed as a cousin. He is the son of Elias Jenkins Keesee, Thomas F. uncle.
In the next household in Eugene Keesee and wife Emma and children, Mercer and Thomas. Also living with Eugene is Robert who is the brother of Dee listed above both are the sons of Elias Jenkins Keesee.
||Richmond Keesee headstone|
Richmond Keesee, son of T. F. & Emma Keesee born Dec. 14, 1894 died Sept. 19, 1900
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