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: FamilyTreeDNA.com Patriarch test (67 or Y700, take the Y700 if in your budget). Quick and inexpensive, but lacking many technical details (STRs and SNPs): 23andMe.
Claims that George Keeling Jr, c1680 VA – 1759 NC, was an Irish lord family appear in various genealogies published by several descendant Henderson family and Williams kin. These claims were still included in updated genealogies from the 1920s.
Caraway Grandparents — As of July 2023, plentiful (10+) DNA matches have been made between our Goldens living near (Newberry SC) to the Smith-Caraway family (Abbeville SC). These matches strongly indicate that our Goldens had a Caraway grandparent within 1-2 generations preceding 1776.
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”.
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.
- Find R1b Keelings …
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