William Kempton Keetch

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William Kempton Keetch

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
Death: September 30, 1888 (77)
Liberty Bear Lake Id, Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Place of Burial: Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Keetch and Elizabeth Keetch
Husband of Ann Greenwood
Father of Charles Greenwood Keetch; Alfred Greenwood Keetch, Sr.; Mary Keetch (TWIN); Emma Keetch; Martha Mae Hollingsworth, twin and 13 others
Brother of Charles Greenwood Keetch; Anne Keetch; Child Keetch; Robert Keetch; Nephi Keetch and 2 others

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About William Kempton Keetch

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 James G. Willie Company (1856) Age 44

Departure: 15 July 1856 Arrival: 9 November 1856

Company Information: 4th handcart company which had about 500 individuals, 100 handcarts, and 5 wagons in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Iowa City, Iowa.

Pioneer Information: William Keetch and his family emigrated on the ship Thornton and traveled with the Willie handcart company. After crossing Iowa, the Keetches dropped out of the company at Florence where his wife died. He continued on to Utah later with his daughter, Martha, and her family.

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Birth: Sep. 3, 1811 Kempston Bedfordshire, England

Death: Sep. 30, 1888 Liberty (Bear Lake County) Bear Lake County Idaho, USA

Son of Richard Keetch and Elizabeth Inkley or Hinckley

Married- Ann Greenwood, 30 Aug 1835, Kempston, Bedfordshire, England

Family links:

  • Ann Greenwood Keetch (1811 - 1856)*
  • Alfred Greenwood Keetch (1840 - 1925)*
  • Elizabeth Keetch Matthews (1844 - 1893)*

Burial: Liberty Cemetery Liberty (Bear Lake County) Bear Lake County Idaho, USA

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William Kempton Keetch's Timeline

September 3, 1811
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
November 2, 1817
Age 6
Kempston Bedford England
July 2, 1837
Age 25
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
January 13, 1840
Age 28
Kempston, Bedfordshire, , England
Age 29
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
April 7, 1842
Age 30
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
June 11, 1844
Age 32
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
March 1, 1846
Age 34
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
March 1, 1846
Age 34
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England