Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: David Lowery Keyes laid to rest in Mt. Union Cemetery, Benton Co, OR

David Lowery Keyes, b. May 10, 1822, d. May 20, 1895, joined his wife, Susan Jane, and son Alexander Doran Keyes here under the old oak tree in Mt. Union Cemetery near Philomath in Benton Co, Oregon.

In 1867, he left his family home in Johnson County, Tennessee and brought his wife and family to Oregon, to where his brothers James and John had previously immigrated. The Keyes went overland to the east coast, thentraveled by ship, and probably across the isthmus of Panaman, and then to continued by ship. David Lowery Keyes and his family settled in Benton County, between Corvallis and Philomath.


  1. Small world, huh! Seems to be a different branch of Lowery's, but likely a connection if we go far enough back. Might be a fun project someday! ;-)

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