Stephen left Bedford County, Virginia in 1794 and came to Kentucky and settled around Clark County. In the fall of 1818 they left and came to Howard County, Missouri. The Trigg family came from England and settled in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Members of the family distinguished themselves in the French and Indain War, The Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
Her brother was Governor James Clark of Kentucky according to family tradition.
SETTLERS ERECT FORTS in HOWARD COUNTY, MISSOURI: Being fully convinced that the Indians were making preparations to attack the settlements along the Missouri river, they determined to be ready to receive them properly when they did appear, and to this end, began the erection of three forts in Howard county, Missouri bearing the names respectively, of Fort Cooper, Fort Hempstead, and Fort Kincaid. Fort Cooper was located about two miles southwest of Boone's Lick. Fort Kincaid was east southeast, about nine miles distant, and about one mile north of the present Boonville railroad bridge. Fort Hempstead was about one and a half miles north of Fort Kincaid. Each fort was a series of log houses, built together around an enclosure. In each house lived a family, and the stock was corraled, and the property of the settlers secured at night in the enclosure. There were other smaller forts, but the above were the most important. The men at FORT HEMPSTEAD: George Alcorn, James Alcorn, William Allen, John Arnold, Price Arnold, Joseph Austin, John Austin, Robert Austin, William Baxter, Big Berry, John Berry, William Berry, David Boggs, Joseph Boggs, Muke Box, Joseph Boyers, Robert Brown, Samuel Brown, William Brown, Townsend Brown, Christopher Brown, Christopher Burckhartt, Nicholas S. Burckhartt, Andrew Carson, Lindsay Carson (father of Kit Carson), Moses Carson, Charles Canole, William Canole, Isaac Clark, Joseph Cooley, James Cooley, Ferrin Cooley, Braxton Cooper, Jr., James Cockrell, Thomas Chandler, James Creason, John Creason, Peter Creason, William Creason, Daniel Crump, Harper Davis, James Douglas, Daniel Durbin, John Elliott, Braxton Fugate, Hiram Fugate, Reuben Fugate, Sarshall Fugate, Simeon Fugate, Reuben Gentry, Samuel Gibbs, Abner Grooms, John Grooms, William Grooms, Alfred Head, Moses Head, Robert Hinkson, John James, James Jones, Abner Johnson, Noah Katew, Joseph McLane, William McLane, Ewing McLane, David McQuitley, William Monroe (called Long Gun), Joseph Moody, Susan Mullens, Thompson Mullens, John Peak, William Pipes, Michael Poage, Robert Poage, Joseph Poage, Christopher Richardson, Jesse Richardson, James Richardson, Silas Richardson, John Rupe, Henry Simons, Reuben Smith, Andrew Smith, Thomas Smith, John Snethan, James Snethan, Joseph Still, John Stinson, Nathan Teague, Solomon Teters, David Teters, John Teters, ISAAC THORNTON, JOHN THORNTON, Davis Todd, Elisha Todd, Jonathan Todd, Levi Todd, James Turner, Philip Turner, Jesse Turner, Thomas Vaughan, Robert Wilds, William Wadkins, James Whitley, Benjamin Young, and John Yarnell.
MILITARY RECORDS: War of 1812, THORNTON, Isaac enlisted as a private in Lieut. Colonel DODGE'S Command of the Missouri Militia.
HISTORY: Ray County, Missouri Chapters Vol.3 book #977.819 H2rcc, Richmond site donated, 1827,---The original site of the town of Richmond, Missouri was donated to Ray County on May 5th, 1827 by John Woolard, Isaac Thornton, William Thornton and William B. Martin. At the time of the selection of Richmond as the county seat, the owners of the land were the above named men. They conveyed the same to the county in fee simple. The fact that they had a good title to the land was the deciding factor in its selection as county seat.
CENSUS RECORDS: 1830 Wilkinson County, Georgia page 356
KEEL, Noah 2 males 5 to 10, 1 male 40 to 50
(His wife Mary died after he did, so why is she not on the census record?)
CENSUS RECORDS: 1840 District #354, Wilkinson County, Georgia page 300
KEEL, Noah 1 male 5 to 10, 1 male 60 to 70, 1 female 15 to 20, 1 female 40 to 50
PROBATE RECORDS: Wilkinson County, Georgia
KEEL, Noah - July 1842 - Wife: Salety, Children: Hardy Keel, Jerry Keel, Isaac Keel, Areeny Keel, Sarah Broxton, Nancy Thomas, Bethany Smith, Others mentioned: Son-in-law: Daniel Hall; Amos Cook Land mentioned: 2nd & 3rd Districts Wilkinson County.