Birth1 Jan 1831, Wythe Co., Virginia
Deathabt 1909, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage11 Aug 1851, Wythe Co., Virginia
SpouseSophia M. Grubb
Birth1835, Wythe Co., Virginia
Death1862, Carter Co., Kentucky
Birth9 Apr 1854, Wythe Co., Virginia
Death23 Feb 1932, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Birth1 Mar 1857, Wythe Co., Virginia
Death16 Jul 1914, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthFeb 1859, Carter Co., Kentucky
Death24 Dec 1935, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth17 Nov 1861, Carter Co., Kentucky
Death3 Apr 1944, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for William Kegley
Do not confuse this William Kegley with his first cousin of the same name born ca 1834, who also had a wife named Jane. (This William settled in Rowan County, and the other stayed in Elliott County.)
1860 census of Carter Co., Ky, enumerated 23 Aug, lists on p. 202 as family #1448/1332:
Wm Kegley, 29, b. Va; Sophia, 25, b. Va; Charles, 6, b. Va; James H., 4, b. Va; Rachel C., 1, b. Ky.
1870 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Christy Creek precinct, enumerated June, lists on p. 2 as family #6:
Kegley, William, 39, farmer; Jane, 40; Charles, 15; James, 13; Rachel, 11; John, 8; Gordon, 6. All listed as born in Kentucky, although it is wrong for William and Jane.
1880 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Christy Creek precinct, lists as family #422:
Kegley, William, 42, farmer, Va Va Va; Jane, 42, wife; Va Va Va; John, 18, son, Ky Va Va; Gordon, 16, son, Ky Va Va; Tobias, 8, son, Ky Va Va; George, 6, son, Ky Va Va. (Funny how William and Jane have aged only 2 or 3 years in the decade.)
1900 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hoggtown precinct, enumerated 17 June, lists on p. 8A as family #135:
Kegley, William, 69, farmer, b. Jan 1831, Va/Va/Va; Eliza, wife, 37, b. 1863, WV/WV/WV, married 9 years, mother of 6 children, 4 living; Leander, son, 20, b. Dec 1879, WV/WV/WV; Laurie, dau, 15, b. 1885, WV/WV/WV; Loranzo, son, 13, b. 1886; Bessie B., dau, 10, b. 1890, Ky/WV/WV.
The entire family has dittos in the surname column, but based on the birthplaces I strongly suspect that the Leander through Loranzo are children of Eliza and her first husband James Foley Trent, both of whom were born in Logan Co., Va, which became part of WV, and who were married in McDowell Co., WV. The neighboring families are Harvey Trent (half-brother to James F. Trent) and Rena Lambert at household #136, and Harvey and Rena’s son Harvey “Dutch” Trent and Mollie Austin at household 134.