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Eighth Generation


Family of Alpheus KEYES (7) & Sarah A.

8. Mildred Jane KEYES.[15] Born on 28 Aug 1855 in Webb City, Gentry Co., Missouri.[16] Mildred Jane died in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas on 29 Jan 1923; she was 67.[16] Buried in 1923 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.[17] Marr (Quaker) Cemetery. Was on the census for Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas in 1895.[18] TWP Brookdale.


On 1 May 1873 when Mildred Jane was 17, she married William Mottern GREENWAY, son of Nathan GREENWAY (abt 1823-Bet 1852-1860) & Rachel SMITH (1823-), in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[13] Born on 4 May 1845 in Elizabethton, Carter Co. Tennessee.[19],[13] William Mottern died in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma on 20 Dec 1924; he was 79.[19] Buried on 23 Dec 1924 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.[19] Marr (Quaker) Cemetery Northwest of LaCrosse. Was on the census for Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas in 1895.[18] TWP of Brookdale. Alias/AKA: WM.

Notes for William Mottern Greenway:

"To encourage the Growth of Timber on the Western Prairies," the claim of William M. Greenway has been established and duly concummated, in conformity to law, for the NE quarter of Section 30, in Township 17, South of Range 18, West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, in Kansas, containing 160 acres. They must have made up copies of patents as the date President William McKinley signed these patents was 16 November 1898. But Williams claim was filed the 24 March 1924 at 10 A.M.

Source: Deed Book 12, Page 568, "Timber-Culture Certificate No. 1784, for William Mottern Greenway,"24 March 1926, Land Office WaKeeney, Kansas.

William Mottern took a homestead in the SW quarter of Section 13 in Township 17, South of Range 19 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian in Kansas, containing 160 acres. Once again I feel that they had the President sign extra forms as this form was signed by Benjamin Harrison 12 May 1890 and William M. Greenway filed this claim on 24 March 1926 at 10:10.

Source: Deed Book 12, Page 569" Homestead Certificate No. 3759," 24 March 1926, Land Office WaKeeney, Kansas.

William was born in Carter Co, Tenneesse. He was the second child born. He served in the Civil War. After the war James K. returned to Carter County while William Mottern little brother George went on to Guthrie Oklahoma.

Source: Jerry Hodge, Book On Carter County Tennessee, 10 May 1997, Carter County Historical Society, Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Orrie's Notes January 11, 1963.
William Mottern Greenway born May 4__ Elizabethton, Carter County, Tenn. and had two brothers, Jim, and George. I know of no other brothers or sisters.

Mildred Jane Keyes was born August 28__ in Webb City, Gentry County, Missouri and had a sister Editha and two brothers, Alpheus and John. All I know of.

Married in Missouri and came to Kansas and homesteaded 160 acres N. W. of LaCrosse in Rush County. Later acquired 160 acres closer to LaCrosse under the Timber Claim Act. (This supports the information above.) These two quarters of land now owned by William Jerry, next youngest of the children of a family of 10. (now deceased) At this date January 11, 1963, he is the only living child of these parents. William Mottern fought with the Union Army.[20]

Source: "Orrie B. Greenway's Notes of January 11, 1963 to Virginia Baldwin, daughter," contributed by Sharon Jones, Great Granddaughter, Oklahoma City.

Jerry Hodges writes that he has a book on Carter County that lists the desendants of Nathan Taylor and Rachel Smith (sic) married 6 June, 1837 in Carter County. They had James K., William Mottern, and George Walter. All three brothers served in the Civil War. After the war James K. returned to Carter County while William and George went to Guthrie, Oklahoma. James K. married Mary Jane Vest and had George Washington, Rachel "Susie", Sarah E. in Carter County.

Source: Jerry Hodge, Book On Carter County Tennessee, 10 May 1997, Carter County Historical Society, Elizabethton, Tennessee.


Military: Served in the Civil War.


They had the following children:
i. Cora Elizabeth[15] (1874-1936)
ii. Sarah Etta[15] (1875-1944)
iii. Wilbur[15] (Twin) (1878-1887)
iv. Lilly Roberta[15] (Twin) (1878-1946)
v. Alpheus Keyes[15] (1881-1947)
vi. Harley B.[15] (1884-1953)
vii. Nathan Burt[15] (1886-1933)
viii. Rachel Effie (1888-1954)
ix. William Jerry (1891-1980)
x. John Jackson[15] (1895-1928)
xi. Elmer[13] (Died as Infant) (1900-1902)



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