Re: Kackley of VA>WV>KY/IN
By June April 13, 2000 at 03:33:23
The book I referred to was "Jacob's House" which is a 600 plus page book about the Cackley/Kackley/Keckley 's .It starts with Jacob and Alice (the first of the line here in America) and then has a great deal of data on all the lines...which one are you from???
The book was written by Elizabeth Qualls who passed away about a year ago.I don't know any way you can purchase a book now.Elizabeth had sold some books but retained copies for her family and when I spoke with her a year or two before her death, she did not want to sell any more books because she was making sure there were plenty for her family.Her book is in some libraries but I don't know which ones.She was a wonderful person who devoted many years to research and was working on a second book before her death.I was glad I was able to meet her and we corresponded several times.I sent her photos of the places she wrote about.The book is wonderful and full of info.No pictures, just a lot of data and stories, copies of wills....
If you give me your Father or Grandfather's names, I might be able to give you some facts from the book.
According to this book, Jacob Keckley (1701/2 - 1788) from Stammein, Wirtenberg, Germany.