John Jackson KERLEY, 18191891 (aged 72 years)

Name
John Jackson /KERLEY/
Given names
John Jackson
Surname
KERLEY
Birth
Occupation
Farmer, Merch., Hotel Manager
Birth of a brother
Birth of a sister
Citation details: 22 Jul 1999
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: 26 Feb 2002, 11:01 PM, RE other questions
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a sister
Citation details: ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/limestone/census/1850/1850cen1.txt
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: 1850 Census for Limestone Co., Texas (GenWeb Archives, Limestone Co. TX, rootsweb.com, 1850 Census,…

1850 Census for Limestone Co., Texas (GenWeb Archives, Limestone Co. TX, rootsweb.com, 1850 Census, Limestone CO. TX By Mika Jackson, accessed 2 Jul 2004)

Birth of a sister
Citation details: ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/limestone/census/1850/1850cen1.txt
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: 1850 Census for Limestone Co., Texas, Dwelling & Family No. 27, page 357-B (GenWeb Archives, Lim…

1850 Census for Limestone Co., Texas, Dwelling & Family No. 27, page 357-B (GenWeb Archives, Limestone Co. TX, rootsweb.com, 1850 Census, Limestone CO. TX By Mika Jackson, accessed 2 Jul 2004)

Birth of a sister
Citation details: census 1860, SPRINGFIELD P O, LIMESTONE, TEXAS, Series: M653 Roll: 1300 Page: 344A
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage
Quality of data: secondary evidence

They were married by John Trussell, a member of the Board of Police. William E. Fort was his bondsman. (James Daniel)

Marriage
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a daughter
Citation details: ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/limestone/census/1850/1850cen1.txt
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: 1850 Census for Limestone Co., Texas, p. 357-B, Dwelling and Family No. 27, (GenWeb Archives, Limest…

1850 Census for Limestone Co., Texas, p. 357-B, Dwelling and Family No. 27, (GenWeb Archives, Limestone Co. TX, rootsweb.com, 1850 Census, Limestone CO. TX By Mika Jackson, accessed 2 Jul 2004)

Birth of a daughter
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a daughter
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a son
Source: Kerley, John
Citation details: death of Thomas Tinon Kerley, Film # 2134912, Digital GS # 4163957, Image # 1322, Ref. # cn 44779
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Limestone, Texas; Roll: T623 1655; Page: 22B
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Birth of a son
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Alt. Marriage
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Marriage
Birth of a daughter
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Birth of a son
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Citation details: death of Leonard D. Kerley, Film # 2218732, Digital GS # 4031418, Image # 573, Ref. # CN 46349
Quality of data: primary evidence
Shared note:

His death certificate says he was born in Mexia, Texas.

Birth of a son
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: death of William A Kerley, Place: Los Angeles; Date: 19 May 1944; Social Security: 0.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: 1900; Census Place: Nashville Ward 13, Davidson, Tennessee; Roll: T623 1564; Page: 3B
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
John William LOFLAND
about 1872 (aged 53 years)
Citation details: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 5, Collin, Texas; Roll: T9_1296; Family History Film: 1255296; Page: 221.1000; Enumeration District: 26
Quality of data: primary evidence
Source: 1930 Census
Citation details: 1930; Census Place: Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas; Roll: 2361; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 970.0
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: provided by Jeri Bawdin, e-mail, 13 Jun 2006, 11:06 PM
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: death of Rush Eugene Hickman, Film # 2115947, Digital GS # 4165957, Image # 104, Ref. # 56585
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
Citation details: death of Andrew Scott Kerley, Film # 2137819. Digital GS # 4029650, Image # 3116, Ref. # cn 51726
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note:

Scan of original document

Birth of a grandson
Citation details: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 5, Collin, Texas; Roll: T9_1296; Family History Film: 1255296; Page: 221.1000; Enumeration District: 26
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: death of Charles Lofland, Film # 2117694, Digital GS # 4030407, Image # 333, Ref. # cn19098
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: death of Bon Hickman, Film # 2135388, Digital GS # 4163676, Image # 00001315, Ref. # 35777
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: death of Ione Kerley Taylor, Film # 2137322, Digital GS # 4029796, Image # 2804, Ref. # cn 06782
Quality of data: 4
Note:

Scan of original document

Birth of a daughter
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: death of Alice Ellen Bond, Film # 2137440, Digital GS # 4029604, Image # 1403, Ref. # cn24910
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
Etta FARMER
about 1878 (aged 59 years)
Citation details: 1870 Census, Lonoke P.O., Prairie, Arkansas, Series: M593 61 Page: 464, obtained on-line at Ancestry.com
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 1880; Census Place: Mexia, Limestone, Texas; Roll: T9_1317; Family History Film: 1255317; Page: 442.3000; Enumeration District: 97
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Limestone, Texas; Roll: T623 1655; Page: 22B
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: death of Tommie Crows, Film # 2242915, Digital GS # 4168752, Image # 609, Ref. # 606
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Birth of a daughter
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Citation details: death of Osa Louise Gamble, Film # 2113982, Digital GS # 4030523, Image # 136, Ref. # cn 42926
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
Source: Kerley, John
Birth of a granddaughter
Source: Sharp, Tom
Citation details: e-mail, 4 Dec 2004, 11:50 PM
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note:

She is not on the 1880 census, but she is on the 1900 census.

Citation details: 1910 census, Mexia, Limestone, Texas, Enum. dist. 42, sheet number 15a, Series T624 Roll 1574 Page:83
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Limestone, Texas; Roll: T623 1655; Page: 22B
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
Source: Kerley, John
Citation details: census 1900, 3 J-PCT, HARDEMAN, TEXAS, Series: T623 Roll: 1641 Page: 195B
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
Source: Kerley, John
Citation details: census 1900, 3 J-PCT, HARDEMAN, TEXAS, Series: T623 Roll: 1641 Page: 195B
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: death of Lena Lorice Anderson, Film # 2118468, digital GS # 4027202, Image # 3033, Ref. # cn 86445
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Limestone, Texas; Roll: T623 1655; Page: 22B
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
Source: Kerley, John
Citation details: census 1900, 3 J-PCT, HARDEMAN, TEXAS, Series: T623 Roll: 1641 Page: 195B
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: John Kerley
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death
Citation details: 145
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Burial
Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage Marriage
elder sister
1817
Birth: August 27, 1817South Carolina, USA
Death:
2 years
himself
18191891
Birth: 1819South Carolina, USA
Death: October 25, 1891Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, USA
5 years
younger brother
18231904
Birth: July 1, 1823South Carolina, USA
Death: March 25, 1904Ben Hur, Limestone, Texas, USA
16 months
younger sister
Sarah Kerley
18241906
Birth: October 18, 1824South Carolina or Mississippi, USA
Death: April 16, 1906
15 months
younger sister
18251893
Birth: about 1825South Carolina, USA
Death: before 1893
11 years
younger sister
-3 years
younger sister
Family with Jane Elizabeth BLAND
himself
18191891
Birth: 1819South Carolina, USA
Death: October 25, 1891Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, USA
wife
Marriage MarriageJanuary 7, 1842Marion, Lauderdale, Mississippi, USA
Family with Elizabeth B. DUNN
himself
18191891
Birth: 1819South Carolina, USA
Death: October 25, 1891Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, USA
wife
18251862
Birth: May 1825South Carolina, USA
Death: August 6, 1862Mexia, Limestone, Texas, USA
Marriage Marriage1845Limestone County, Texas, USA
4 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
18531894
Birth: September 15, 1853Limestone County, Texas, USA
Death: December 19, 1894Limestone County, Texas, USA
2 years
son
18551929
Birth: November 21, 1855Mexia, Limestone, Texas, USA
Death: September 25, 1929Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, USA
4 years
daughter
18591933
Birth: April 26, 1859Limestone County, Texas, USA
Death: November 14, 1933Mexia, Limestone, Texas, USA
2 years
son
Family with Cynthia Jane DANIEL
himself
18191891
Birth: 1819South Carolina, USA
Death: October 25, 1891Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, USA
wife
Descendants of Cynthia Jane Daniel and J. J. Kerley
18421925
Birth: January 4, 1842Greenville, Butler, Alabama, USA
Death: March 28, 1925Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, USA
Marriage MarriageNovember 6, 1864
child
daughter
Lillie Kerley
18651949
Birth: December 17, 1865Springfield, Limestone, Texas, USA
Death: December 23, 1949Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, USA
2 years
son
18681947
Birth: February 19, 1868Springfield, Limestone, Texas, USA
Death: November 28, 1947Quanah Memorial Hospital, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas, USA
2 years
son
18701944
Birth: April 10, 1870Springfield, Limestone, Texas, USA
Death: May 19, 1944Los Angeles County, California, USA
3 years
son
18731944
Birth: March 30, 1873Mexia, Limestone, Texas, USA
Death: November 14, 1944Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, USA
2 years
daughter
18751969
Birth: April 1, 1875Mexia, Limestone, Texas, USA
Death: January 6, 1969M&S Hospital Annex, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, USA
2 years
daughter
18771960
Birth: July 29, 1877Mexia, Limestone, Texas, USA
Death: about 1960
4 years
daughter
18811953
Birth: December 7, 1881Mexia, Limestone, Texas, USA
Death: August 13, 1953St. Anthony Hospital, Amarillo, Potter, Texas, USA
Thomas Filyan HARRIS + Cynthia Jane DANIEL
wife’s husband
Thomas F. Harris
18341866
Birth: about 1834
Death: between 1860 and 1866
wife
Descendants of Cynthia Jane Daniel and J. J. Kerley
18421925
Birth: January 4, 1842Greenville, Butler, Alabama, USA
Death: March 28, 1925Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, USA
Marriage Marriage1860Louisiana, USA
2 years
stepdaughter
Emma Harris
18621947
Birth: May 17, 1862Mooringsport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA
Death: June 28, 1947Eastview Cemetery, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, USA
BirthGrave marker on cement curb in family plot at Chillicothe Cemetery.
MarriageDaniel, James
Quality of data: secondary evidence
MarriageDaniel, James
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Alt. MarriageDaniel, James
Quality of data: secondary evidence
MarriageObituary of Cynthia Jane Daniel
DeathThe Last Frontier The Story of Hardeman County
Citation details: 145
Quality of data: primary evidence
NoteHeritageQuest Online
Citation details: 1850 Census, 1-PCT, LIMESTONE, TEXAS, Series: M432 Roll: 912 Page: 357
Quality of data: primary evidence
NoteHeritageQuest Online
Citation details: 1870 Census Limestone Co TX, Dist 48, Fam 839-911, PO Eutaw, TX, Series: M593 Roll: 1596 Page: 209
Quality of data: secondary evidence
NoteHeritageQuest Online
Citation details: census 1860, SPRINGFIELD P O, LIMESTONE TEXAS, Series: M653 Roll: 1300 Page: 347A
Quality of data: primary evidence
Shared note

They were married by John Trussell, a member of the Board of Police. William E. Fort was his bondsman. (James Daniel)

Shared note

One story says that J. J. Kerley arrived at the Pine Springs, Lauderdale County, MS area in 1835 with his family. After his marriage to Elizabeth, he purchased land from a friend's widow, and lived in the house that he had purchased with the land. A short time after his father was tried in September for selling whiskey illegally, J. J. Kerley and his wife moved from the area, transferring the land into his brother's name.

According to Ione Kerley Taylor as quoted in The Last Frontier The Story of Hardeman County by Bill Neal, after the death of his first wife, John Jackson Kerley moved to Limestone County, Texas. He bought a farm in Point Enterprise near where Mexia would be built. Here he married Ellen Dunn. Later, this wife also died. Leonard Daniel moved to the area following the Civil War with his two widowed daughters. Family tradition says that Kerley first wanted to marry Diademia, but after she refused, he married her sister, Cynthia Jane Daniel.

During the Civil War Kerley, too old to serve in the army, hauled supplies from Galveston for the army. Following the war, he sold his land at Point Enterprise and moved to Springfield, Limestone County, Texas, where he opened a store.

Kerley moved his store to Mexia after the county seat was moved from Springfield to Groesbeck. Two men claimed that they owned equal shares in the business there, and left him almost bankrupt.

He and his wife, Cynthia, ran the Southern Hotel about 1878. They lived there about three years, according to Ione Kerley Taylor. Later he purchased a gin business in the town. In 1890 he sold his home and business and moved to Chillicothe, Texas where he bought a half section of land. This land was located eight miles north of town. Here he placed 100 cows and several horses. He probably moved there because his son Thomas had moved there from Mexia in 1888. He farmed land southwest of Chillicothe where he also lived.

It was a hard life, and he died soon after he moved to Chillicothe. He was the fourth person to be buried in Chillicothe Cemetery. Three generations of his family are buried there.

In a letter to Lenore Williams from Minnie Lewis, she says that she heard somewhere, so long before that she did not remember who told her, that Kerley first asked Cynthia Jane's sister Diademia to marry him, but she refused.

James Daniel provided the following census information:

He is on the 1850 Census for Limestone Co., Texas (GenWeb Archives, Limestone Co. TX, rootsweb.com, 1850 Census, Limestone CO. TX By Mika Jackson, accessed 2 Jul 2004) : Page 357-B Dwelling & Family No. 27 John J. Kerley 30 M Farmer $250 South Carolina Elizabeth Kerley 22 F South Carolina Mary Kerley 2 F Texas Elizabeth Kerley 25 F South Carolina Matilda Kerley 19 F South Carolina This raises the following questions: Is Elizabeth the first wife or another name for Ellen that we are unaware of? Is Mary actually the daughter of the first wife? or the second as we thought. Apparently Elizabeth (aged 25) and Matilda (aged 19) are sisters of John Kerley.

Census: 1850, 1-PCT, LIMESTONE, TEXAS, Series: M432 Roll: 912 Page: 357B 27/27, John J. Kerley, 30, m, farmer, value of real estate 250, SC Elizabeth Kerley, 22, f, SC Mary Kerley, 2, f, TX Elizabeth Kerley, 25, f, SC Matilda Kerley, 19, f, SC

1860, SPRINGFIELD P O, LIMESTONE TEXAS, Series: M653 Roll: 1300 Page: 347A 519/453, J. J. Kerley, 40, m, farmer, 2700, 2550, SC E. " , 34, f, SC M. E. " , 12, f, TX, att. school S. A. " , 8, f, TX, att. school E. J. " , 6, f, TX, att. school T. T. " , 4, m, TX I. M. " , 1, f, TX Wm. Strange, 30, m, farm laborer, MS

1870 Census Eutaw Dist. 48 Limestone Co TX Roll T393-1596 page 12 Family 912 Kerly, Jno. J. 51 Merchant SC , Cynthia 29 AL , May E. 21 TX , Ellen J. 15 TX , Thompson F. 13 TX , Ida 11 TX , Jno. N. 9 TX , Lilla 6 TX , Leonard L. 3 TX , Adolphus 6/12 TX Thomas, Emma 8 LA They lived next door to Cynthia Jane's parents, sister, and sister's children.

1880 Census, State of Texas, Limestone Co., Mexia, p.3, Enum. Date 1 June 1880 (Information from James Daniel, obtained on-line at Ancestry.com) Kerley, Jno. J. w m 61 Hotel Keeper SC SC SC , Cinthia J. w f 38 wife keep house AL AL AL , John w m 19 son at home TX SC AL , Lilly w f 14 da at school TX SC AL , Leonard D. w m 12 son at school TX SC AL , Adolphus W. w m 10 son at school TX SC AL , Andrew S. w m 7 son at school TX SC AL , Diadema I w f 5 da at Home TX SC AL , Beula B. w f 2 da at home TX SC AL Whitaker, Eliza B f 21 servant servant TX SC AL Hageman, David M. [?] w m 27 Border Coffee Vendor Canada Canada Canada