What additional information do you have about your Thomas Keaton?
I am searching for information about a Thomas Keaton who was born in Pasquotank Co. (possibly in Bridgefield).He served in the U. S. Rifles from Aug 1812 to about 1817 according to records at the National Archives.
This Thomas Keaton (age 26-45) was in Pasquotank Co. with his wife and children in the 1820 census (listed on the same census page as Joseph Z. Keaton (age 24-45); Benoni Keaton (age 26-45); and Silas Keaton (age 26-45).
In 1830 Thomas Keaton (age 30-40), with his wife and children, was still in Pasquotank Co. He disappears from Pasquotank after 1830 but on 06 Oct 1836 Thomas Keaton married Lavina Carnes in Fulton County, IL (probably a 2nd marriage).
He is in the village of Bernadotte, Fulton Co., IL with his family in the 1840 census.He is not listed on any census after 1840, but in the 1850 census, Lavina Keaton (assumed to be his widow) is in St. Louis County with her family.
I am searching for any information about this Thomas Keaton, including the name of his parents and his first wife.I believe this Thomas Keaton is the father of my great grandfather, Lemuel West Keaton, who was born on 5 Aug 1819 in Pasquotank Co.
Any help will certainly be appreciated.This is certainly my "brick wall".