Keefes Virginia O'Keefes
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Here's what little I know about the early Virginia famlies
with this surname:
- John Keeff left a will in York County, VA in 1754. Unfortunately
I did not abstract this will, however, I remember it was conspicuously absent of
beneficiaries with this surname.
- Rebuen Keef was one of a large group of men listed in a 1758 Bedford
VA document which read: "... in an Act for raising the Sum of Twenty-five
Thousand Pounds, for the better protection of the Inhabitants on the Frontiers of
this Colony, and for other purposes..."
- Daily Keef was born in Virginia in c1786 (listed in Warren
County, TN census as born in VA)
- James O'Keeffe and Mary Ellen (or Mary Jane) Finegan, met aboard
a ship that arrived from County Cork c1847 at Richmond, Virginia. This James O'Keeffe
operated Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond until the 1870's, burying Presidents Monroe
and Tyler, and many casualties of the US Civil War. Also, reinterred President Davis
of the Confederacy after his body was moved from Mississippi.
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