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Sample Sidebar Module

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Welcome to the new format of the Knox County TNGenWeb site!

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This site provides free resources, data, and assistance to those with local and family history interests in Jefferson County.

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The TNGenWeb Project was created in 1996 in association with the USGenWeb Project to answer the ever-growing needs of genealogists who were trying to research their ancestors in Tennessee.

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WILLIAM KEETHLY, farmer, Section 9, P. O. Pomona, was born in Knox County, Tenn., in 1827. When young his parents emigrated to Cass County, Ill., and he was reared there on a farm. In 1847 he enlisted in the United States Sixteenth Regiment of Infantry; served one year in the Mexican war, after which he followed farm work in Cass County. In 1855 he came to Kansas, but only remained a few months. In the fall of 1858 he returned to this State and farmed for eleven months in Franklin County, after which he again returned to his home in Cass County. In 1863 he removed to Quenemo, Osage County, Kas. [sic], where he was employed in the mercantile business for a year, and for a time at Fort Gibson. In the latter part of 1855 he came to Franklin County, located in Centropolis, and was employed at farm work, also as a carpenter, etc. In 1870 he moved on his present farm which consists of sixty-five acres, all improved, fifty of which are in cultivation; and he has a nice orchard.

Source: Transcription of William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas. This page was originally located at -- no longer on-line; available in the Internet Archive.

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