Revolutionary War Veteran William Keeble of Blount County, Tennessee and His Heirs


William Keeble, Sr. (1755-1834) enlisted as a Revolutionary War soldier in Fauquier County, Virginia, and was the first owner of the soil that now covers his remains in Blount County, Tennessee. The majority of this extensively researched book is devoted to six generations of William and Mary Keeble’s descendants. The background of William Keeble and an examination of Mary Keeble’s Bible precede the genealogical sketches of their heirs. The background of William Keeble includes wartime records, his first family, his life from 1782 to 1799, marriage records, his will, and declarations to the government. The examination of Mary Keeble’s Bible includes her family and her life; declarations to the government, her will, the settlement of her estate, and the disposition of Keeble land. In 1945, Albert Dockter married Dorothy Kathryn Gredig. He found it remarkable that his wife’s ancestors in the Keeble line had been residents of Blount County, Tennessee, for several generations. After the birth of their first child in 1948, he decided to “secure the baby’s lineage.” For over half a century, Mr. Dockter gathered vital statistics on the Keeble family from the Maryland Hall of Records; the New York, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia state libraries; the McClung collection in Knoxville; all the surrounding county courthouses; and numerous cemeteries. He also conducted personal interviews and “some of the first folks interviewed remembered the children of William Keeble, Revolutionary War veteran.” A full name index adds to the value of this work.

Albert W. Dockter, Jr.

2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 272 pp.

ISBN: 9780788441752