Keeling, Kelinge, Kelian

There are numerous threads from these families interwoven via DNA and genealogy into my own family.

Some notes … not in any particular order other than approximate time sequence.

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My relationship to Keelings: I had a Keeling grandfather at some time prior to 1660, possibly 1580-1660. Confirmed by yDNA, 67 Markers FamilyTreeDNA … it appears that our branch changed its surname in the early 1660s (Gouldman, Goulden) while maintaining a close relationship with Keelings for several generations to follow, into the early 1700s. I can identify a later English Keeling family from Hungerford, Berkshire, England as direct male-line kin — their own genealogy traces only to the early 1700s. Looking for the connection backwards. YDNA testing by Keelings can help with this.

American yDNA-tested male Keelings exist in at least five (5) non-related male lines, not related within last several thousands of years. yDNA branches: E-M35, J-M267, J-M304, R1b U106 and R1b R-P312.

Recommended yDNA tests for learning more: Patriarch test (67 or Y700, take the Y700 if in your budget). Quick and inexpensive, but lacking many technical details (STRs and SNPs): 23andMe.

Keelings Arriving in Americas

Edward Keeling arrives in Virginia at New Kent County, in 1680 … 1680 Jul 10: … Edward Keeling … Richard Clark, 736 acs., New Kent Co., S. side of Yorke Riv., at the mouth of little cr., where it falls into Skimino Cr; adj. William Whitmore; land formerly Arthur Price’s, neare the Labour in Vaine Path, &c; 10 July 1680, p. 42. Trans. of 15 pers: Samll Higins (or Stigins) [Samuel Higgins / Stigins], Walter Patso, Nich. Young, Ben. Heath [Benjamin Heath], Tim. Boyter [Timothy Boyter], Tim. Hatches [Timothy Hatches], Ed. Keeling [Edward Keeling], Rich. Gregory [Richard Gregory], Rob. Smith [Robert Smith], Jno. Hailes [Jonathan / Johnathan Cooke], Danll. Ware [Daniel Ware], Jos. Fellowes [Joseph Fellowes]; “one more”.

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John “Jackie” D. Keeling, Belleview IL, 1961-2021

John “Jackie” D. Keeling, Belleview IL, 1961-2021 Ilinois and Kentucky — John “Jackie” D. Keeling (59) passed away on 8 Nov at Belleville, Illinois – born Friday, 1 Dec 1961, in East St. Louis, IL. John was preceded in death by his parents, Jackie and Aurelia, nee Janosky, Keeling and his brother, Joseph C. Keeling.

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