Frederick Russell Keck

M, #123, b. 31 December 1828, d. 17 January 1911
FatherAndrew Keck b. 25 Dec 1799, d. bt 1880 - 1890
MotherIsabelle Bolinger b. Oct 1799, d. 1880
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Kellie Sue Thompson
FamilyThe Stout Family
ChartsConrad Frederick Keck Descendants
     Frederick Russell Keck was born on 31 December 1828 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was the son of Andrew Keck and Isabelle Bolinger. Frederick Russell Keck married Mary Ann Polly Shofner on 28 December 1854 at Claiborne, Tennessee.
Tennessee Marriages, 1851-1900 about Mary Shofner
Name:     Fredrick Keck
Spouse:     Mary Shofner
Marriage Date:     28 Dec 1854
County:     Claiborne
State:     TN

Source Information:
Dodd, Jordan R.. Tennessee Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: See extended description for original data sources listed by county.
Description:
This database is a collection of marriage records from the State of Tennessee, USA, between 1851 and 1900. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom, the marriage date, and the county where the ceremony was performed.
Frederick Russell Keck married Milly Driver, daughter of Nathan Driver and Isa Goad, between 1859 and 1860 at Madison, Arkansas. Frederick Russell Keck died on 17 January 1911 at Witter, Madison, Arkansas, at age 82.
Frederick Russell Keck's obituary was published in January 1911 .
Obituary

Frederick Keck was born near Nashville, Thenn., December 31, 1828 and departed this life near Witter, Ark. on Tuesday, January 17, 1911, aged 82 years and 16 days.

In 1884 he married Miss Mary P. Shopner and to this union there were born two children. Emigrating to Arkansas in 1855, he located in this county. Four years later his wife died and a year or more later he again married. This time his wife was Miss Millie Driver and to them were born ten children. His twelve children all lived to reach their majorities when four sons and one daughter were called away to be followed by his second wife in 1896.

Seven children, 37 grand-children and 37 great grand-children survive him. He professed his hope in Christ at an early age and became a member of the Regular Baptist Church, of which he remained a faithful member until his death. His Bible was his constant companion and he tried to live up to its teachings. He had the unique distinction of having never been in a court house while court was in session, never had a law suit or attended a trial in a justice's court. His last illness was of about three years duration and his suffering at times was severe. Up however until two or three weeks before his death he was able to sit in his chair and read his Bible. The end came peaceful and like one going to sleep he passed away.

Interment was made in the Smith Cemetery beside the body of his first wife, funeral services having been preached by Rev. Will Harris.

It was sad for us to have to part with him but we feel that he has only gone to the home which he striving so hard to reach. And we believe that if we remain steadfastly faithful to the end, we will meet him in that beautiful home above.

A Grandchild

From the Huntsville Republican
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
He was buried in January 1911 at Smith Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas; He was buried beside his first wife, Mary P Shopner Keck.

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     Frederick Russell Keck is probably the male age 10 to 14 listed in the household of his father, Andrew Keck, in the 1840 Federal Census of Claiborne County, Tennessee.
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Claiborne, Tennessee; Roll 206; Page: 518; Image: 419; Family History Library Film: 0024542.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
1840 United States Federal Census
about Andrew Keck Name: Andrew Keck
County: Claiborne
State: Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 10
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 6
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10

Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Claiborne, Tennessee; Roll 206; Page: 518; Image: 419; Family History Library Film: 0024542.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
1840 United States Federal Census
about Andrew Keck Name: Andrew Keck
County: Claiborne
State: Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 10
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 6
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10


Frederick Russell Keck appeared on the 1850 Federal Census Claiborne, Tennessee in the household of his parents, Andrew Keck and Isabelle Bolinger.
1850 United States Federal Census
about Andrew Keck Name: Andrew Keck
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1800
Birth Place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 7, Claiborne, Tennessee
Family Number: 948
Household Members: Name Age
Andrew Keck 50
Isa Keck 50
John Keck 23
Freder M Keck 22
Isaac Keck 20
Andrew Keck 19
David Keck 17
Elizabeth Keck 15
Jacob Keck 13
Esau Keck 10
Christepher Keck 8
Catherine Keey 39

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 7, Claiborne, Tennessee; Roll M432_874; Page: 307A; Image: 152.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

1850 United States Federal Census
about Andrew Keck Name: Andrew Keck
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1800
Birth Place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 7, Claiborne, Tennessee
Family Number: 948
Household Members: Name Age
Andrew Keck 50
Isa Keck 50
John Keck 23
Freder M Keck 22
Isaac Keck 20
Andrew Keck 19
David Keck 17
Elizabeth Keck 15
Jacob Keck 13
Esau Keck 10
Christepher Keck 8
Catherine Keey 39

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 7, Claiborne, Tennessee; Roll M432_874; Page: 307B; Image: 153.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

His son Andrew Jess Keck was born on 27 October 1855 at Claiborne, Tennessee. His daughter Mary Catherine Keck was born on 20 July 1857 at Claiborne, Tennessee. His wife Mary Ann Polly Shofner died on 30 October 1859 at Witter, Madison, Arkansas. His son John Keck was born on 27 November 1861 at Arkansas. His son James Frederick "Major" Keck was born on 23 February 1863 at Arkansas. His daughter Margaret Isabelle Keck was born on 21 May 1865 at Arkansas. His daughter Louisa Keck was born on 11 May 1866 at Arkansas. His son Isaac Grant Keck was born in 1869 at Arkansas. His son David Newton Keck was born on 11 September 1871 at Aurora, Madison, Arkansas. His son Monroe Keck was born in 1873 at Arkansas. His daughter Janie Keck was born in 1877 at Arkansas. His daughter Mary Keck was born in 1879 at Arkansas.

Frederick Russell Keck and Milly Driver appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, at Bowen Township, enumerated 7 June 1880, Frederick is a farmer and his sons John and James work on the farm. Milly "keeps house" and the other children are "at home".

Frederick was born in Tennessee. His father was born in North Carolina and his motherwas born in Tennessee. Milly was born in Arkansas and both of her parents were born in Tennessee. The children were all born in Arkansas.

John, James, Margaret, Louisa, and Isaac were all attending school. Milly, Margaret, Louisa, and Isaac are shown as being unable to write. Isaac is also shown as being unable to read.. Their children James Frederick "Major", David Newton, Janie, John, Margaret Isabelle, Louisa, Isaac Grant, Monroe and Mary were listed as living with them.
1880 United States Federal Census
about Fredric Keck Name: Fredric Keck
Home in 1880: Bowen, Madison, Arkansas
Age: 51
Estimated birth year: abt 1829
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Milly Keck
Father's birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's birthplace: Tennessee
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Fredric Keck 51
Milly Keck 41
John Keck 18
James Keck 17
Margaret Keck 15
Louisa Keck 13
Isaac Keck 11
David Keck 9
Monroe Keck 7
Jane Keck 3
Mary Keck 1

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Bowen, Madison, Arkansas; Roll 50; Family History Film: 1254050; Page: 532C; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 0788.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
His mother Isabelle Bolinger died in 1880. His daughter Carrie Keck was born on 11 May 1883 at Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas. His son John Keck died on 18 March 1884 at Madison, Arkansas. His daughter Margaret Isabelle Keck was married on 17 September 1885. His son Andrew Jess Keck died on 5 June 1887 at Arkansas. His son David Newton Keck was married on 11 February 1892 at War Eagle, Arkansas. His wife Milly Driver died in 1896 at Madison, Arkansas.

Frederick Russell Keck appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, at Lincoln Township, enumerated 2 June 1900.

Frederick is living with his daughter, Carrie, and Grandson, Fred. Fred cannot be the son of the daughter living with Frederick because Carrie is only 19 and Fred is 20.

Frederick is listed as widowed while Carrie and Fred are both single. Frederick's father was born in North Carolina while his mother was born in Tennessee. Carrie's Mother is born in Arkansas. Her father is Frederick who was born in Tennessee. Fred's parents were both born in Arkansas.

Two households from Frederick's household is the household of his son, James Frederick..
1900 United States Federal Census
about Freddrick Kick Name: Freddrick Kick
[Freddrick Keck]
Home in 1900: Lincoln, Madison, Arkansas
Age: 21
Birth Date: Dec 1828
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: View on Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Freddrick Kick 21
Carrie Kick 19
Fred Kick 20

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Lincoln, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T623_67; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 70.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
His daughter Carrie Keck was married on 19 October 1902 at Carroll, Arkansas.
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Carie Keck
Groom: G M Woodard
Groom's Age: 34
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1868
Groom's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Carie Keck
Bride's Age: 21
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1881
Bride's Residence: Venus, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1902
Marriage License Date: 04 Oct 1902
Marriage Place: , Carroll, Arkansas, United States
Film Number: 1035151
Digital Folder Number: 4331434
Image Number: 00438
Page Number: 82
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Frederick Russell Keck was ill with He began suffering from the illness that eventually killed him and caused him great suffering. in 1908 at Kingston, Madison, Arkansas.

Frederick Russell Keck appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, in the household of George M Woodard and Carrie Keck.
1910 United States Federal Census
about George M Woods Name: George M Woods
Age in 1910: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Wisconsin
Mother's Birth Place: Wisconsin
Spouse's name: Carry Woods
Home in 1910: Lincoln, Madison, Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
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Household Members: Name Age
George M Woods 42
Carry Woods 28
Pearlie Woods 6
Theodore Woods 4
Elmer Woods 6/12
Frederick Keck 83


Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lincoln, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T624_57; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 74; Image: 225.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA


The photo caption mentions ten children raised by Frederick and Millie but there would also have been Frederick's two children from his first wife, Mary Polly Shofner, Andrew Jess and Mary Catherine.
This is the old Keck house (Photo taken in 1990) where Frederick Keck and Millie Driver raised 10 kids.

From the Madison County Genealogical Society Library accessed in March 2011

Family 1

Mary Ann Polly Shofner d. 30 Oct 1859
Children

Family 2

Milly Driver b. 29 Dec 1838, d. 1896
Children