I am trying to locate the parents of Wesley b: 1886 and John P. b: 1883 Keymon (Keenum) born in Blackland, Prentiss Co. MS. I know that their fathers name was Lee and their mothers maiden name was Asbell. I have a Leander Keenum and a Armanda Asbell married 4 Apr. 1877 in Prentiss Mississippi. Also listed in the 1880 MS Census Prentiss Co. Keenam, Lee W M 22 Laborer Ala Ala Ala Mandy W F 25 Wife Keeping House Miss Miss Miss Keenam, James W M 20 Farmer Ala Ala Ala , Jane/June W F 32 Sister Keeping House Ala Ala Ala , Tom W M 26 Brother Laborer Ala Ala Ala
Family story goes that the parents of Wes and John died when they were young. The boys then left Mississippi and moved to Tennessee. And that is where I find Wes and John in the 1910 Wayne Co. Census and the 1920 Hardin Co Census. At that time the spelling for the name is Keymon. Family knows the spelling for Keymon is not the orginal spelling. What I still need to do is put my Wes and John in the home of Lee and Mandy Keenam/Keenum. On the LDS site there is a family of Keenum Lewis Keenumb: 1799 SC Matitua (wife) b: 1804 SC children: 1. Gelpheng W. b: 1830 Georgia 2. Leander K. b: 1834 Ala 3. Anderson C. b: 1836 Ala 4. Elizabeth L. b: 1839 Ala 5. Moses G.R. b: 1844 Ala 6. Martha Jane b: 1842 Franklin, Ala
I know that Leander b: 1834 and my Lee Keenum birth dates do not match but I somehow think they are family. I believe my Lee is the son or nephew of one of the children. Still have to contact all.