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Descendants of Philip Keister Sr.





Generation One



1. Philip1 (John Philip) KEISTER Sr.; born circa 1730; married Marie Catherine (--?--) circa 1750 in prob. Rockingham Co., VA; married Elizabeth Shonk 1795;,[1] died circa November, 1814 in Montgomery County, VA.[2]

He was a farmer before 1800 in Rockingham Co., VA.[3] Montgomery Co., VA land records list "1800, PHILIP KEISTER from John McCall and Margaret, 65 acres on small branch of Tom's Creek." and "1800, PHILIP KEISTER, from John Preston and Francis Preston, executors of William Preston deceased, and executor of James Patton deceased, 111 acres on a small branch of Tom's Creek."[4]


Marie Catherine (--?--)[5] was born circa 1730 in prob. VA. She died before September, 1814 in prob. Montgomery Co., VA. [6]

Children of Philip1 Keister Sr. and Marie Catherine (--?--) were as follows:

+ 2. i. Philip2 Jr., born June 7, 1753.

+ 3. ii. Peter Sr., born circa 1765 in prob. Rockingham Co., VA; married Elizabeth Schreyer.

4. iii. Rebecca; born circa 1770; married (--?--) Dederick.[7]

5. iv. Polly; born circa 1770; married (--?--) Baumgardner.[8]

6. v. John; born circa 1770.[9]


Elizabeth SHONK[10] was born circa 1755.

There were no children of Philip1 Keister Sr. and Elizabeth Shonk.




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[1]Prof. H. L. Price, Family Lines (Unpublished research notes), p. 125. (1795?) Hereinafter cited as Family Lines.

[2]Mary B. & F. B. Kegley, Early Adventurers On The Western Waters, Vol. I (Orange, VA: Green Publishers, Inc., 1980), p. 232. Hereinafter cited as Early Adventurers, I.

[3]Price, Family Lines, p. 122.

[4]Mary B. & F. B. Kegley, Early Adventurers, I, p. 188 Montgomery County Deeds.

[5]Price, Family Lines, p. 122, 125.

[6]The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, LDS Ancestral File-ver. 4.13 , Family Record-Philip Keister (AFN:MRX3-QB). Hereinafter cited as LDS File.

[7]Mary B. & F. B. Kegley, Early Adventurers, I, p. 232.



[10]Price, Family Lines, p. 125.