Keese family history and genealogy: from 1690 to 1911 (Google eBook)

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Independent Printing Co., 1911 - 48 pages
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This book captures most of our families early history of our family. Willis did a fantastic job gathering the pictures and information.
Larry B. Keese

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Page 36 - PSALM OF LIFE, Life is real ! life is earnest ! And the grave is not its goal ; " Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Page 26 - JOHN KEESE III (1773-186o), of Cardington, Ohio, " when about sixty years of age invented an apparatus for taking a correct map of the heavenly bodies and also calculating longitude by the fixed stars. He found afterward that he was anticipated in this last invention by a German astronomer. ... He constructed several models for improvement in machinery for planting corn.
Page 8 - Holland, was released after a time v/ith an order to the provincial government not to molest peaceable citizens. He built a house at Flushing in 1661 in which they gave room, to Friends to hold their monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings for many years. These peaceable meetings being held in his house incensed the populace against him, but his quiet perseverance and peaceful submission won the victory after much suffering.
Page 31 - There is a secret tie that binds Congenial minds together ; A silent mingling heart with heart, Almost unknown to either. " And this sweet influence may be felt When not a word is spoken, And to the outward sense there seems To be no sign or token. " Yes, those who ne'er had met before May meet and then be parted, And, though no words may pass between, Feel they are kindred-hearted.
Page 8 - John Bowne joined his wife in England in 1676, and accompanied her in her religious service until the Twelfth month, 1677, when she died in London. His testimony concerning her, given at her funeral at. the Peel meeting, was remarkable for its tenderness and beauty. The estimation in which John Bowne was held by Friends is shown by the following quaint certificate recorded upon the minutes of Flushing Monthly Meeting. ["In] the mens and womens me[eting] on long Island in America.
Page 8 - Tenth month, 1695, and was buried the 23d of the same, being about sixty-eight years of age. He did freely expose himself, his house and estate to the service of truth, and had a constant meeting at his house near about forty years. He was thrice married. His second wife was Hannah Bickerstaff, and his third was Mary Cock. He also suffered much for the truth's sake.
Page 10 - :xtensively in England, Ireland and other parts of the Continent, and when, all was accomplished that seemed to be required of her, she returned to London in peace and quietly resigned her breath...
Page 8 - Flushing 20/10 mo (Dec) 1695, "and was buried ye 23 day of the same, being about 68 years of age; he did Freely Expose himself, his house and Estate to ye Service of Truth and had a Constant Meeting In his house near About forty years ; hee also suffered very much for ye truths seak".
Page 10 - It appears from different accounts that many of my ancestors for four or five generations back were accounted of as among the worthys of that day in our society...
Page 12 - My grandfather and grandmother were both convinced of the principles of the people called Quakers, in the fore part of their time, and lived in a strict and circumspect manner, and were pious examples to their children and others. My grandfather in...

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