Hi Mike:Thank you for answering my post.In the 9 years since I first questioned why Charles M. was born in the Gulf, I’ve researched the Keele’s in Salt Lake City and visited with other descendants and can offer you some additional information:
My family believes that Mathias’ middle name was William, not Washington.I’m not sure I can prove that!But that’s our belief.
Mathias lived in St. Clair County and Hickory Co., Mo.They are neighboring counties.He also lived in Benton Co., Mo., and Wyandotte Co., Ks.
Thank you for the marriage date on Mathias and Sarah.I only knew that the last census Sarah was in her father’s home was 1850.
Sarah’s name was Sarah Elizabeth Arthurs.Her parents were Joseph Arthurs and Sarah Bingham.Joseph and Sarah B. were married in Bedford Co., Tn. and lived awhile in Rutherford Co., Tn., and I’ve wondered if they didn’t know the Keele’s from there.
By 1850, the Arthurs were in Sullivan Co., Mo.I found records thatMathias’ brother – Philmore – owned land in Sullivan Co., Mo. in the 1850’s thru the 1870’s.I suspect that Mathias was with Philmore part of that time and assumed that he met up with Sarah there.
How are you related to Mathias?I descend thru Louisa – by his 2nd wife – Rebecca.