I'm also Looking for information about the KEELS Family. I beleive J.M Keels father to be John Keels b: abt 1831 d: July 4 1863 Gettyburg, PA (Civil War)married to Elizabeth Seary on April 6 1859 and his Father to be John Keels Sr. b;abt 1785 S.C.
On the 1870 Census Elizabeth is with her brother with two children Monroe and rebecca both are twins born 1861. JAMES MONROE KEELS b; AL ON JAN 23 1861 Married about 1885 Henry Co.,AL to Elizabeth. Children: Edd Keels b;Near Miami FL. Jun 23 1890; Carrie Lee Keels b;Pennington,Tx.Jan10 1896 Robert L. Keels b; Pennington,Tx.(Possum Walk) SEP 02 1902
The 1900 Census does show more chilren but not living.
THERE MUST BE RELATED SOME HOW BUT I DO NOT KNOW HOW.
SAM KEELS 4722 BUCKSKIN TRL. TEMPLE, TEXAS 77502 SKEELS1032@AOL.COM 254-774-8228