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Male James A. Keahey Click to view James A. Keahey in the family tree

James A. was born in 1850 in Mississippi.1   James A.'s father was John Robert Jackson Keahey and his mother was Martha Slay.  His paternal grandparents were George Jackson Keahey and Margaret Keahey; his maternal grandparents were John Slay and Elizabeth Sumerall. He had six brothers and four sisters, named William, George Jefferson, Alvia Wiggin, John Thomas, Joseph Henry, Benjamin Franklin, Margaret, Amanda Jane, Frances Indiana and Martha.  He died at the age of 26 on September 14th, 1876 in Hillsboro, Mississippi.1 

James A.'s family with Eugenia Whitney Denson

‌James A. and Eugenia Whitney were married in a religious ceremony on January 16th, 1873 in Scott Co., Mississippi.1   They had two daughters named Florence Alethia and Birdie James.

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Further source/citation:
1860 United States Federal Census

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