My second great-grandfather on my adoptive father’s side, John Burcham LAKEY, was born June 11, 1827, in Green, Grant County, Indiana to Simon LAKEY (1778-1853) and Mary Burcham (1789-1864). He died February 12, 1863, in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri.
My second great-grandmother on my adoptive father’s side, Keziah (Kasiah) “Kissie” ROMINES, was born in 1827 in Illinois. She died November 4, 1893, in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri.
John and Keziah were married October 26, 1845, in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri.
Below is what can be found in the 1860 United States Census for this couple and their family.
Name: John B Lakey
Age in 1860: 33
Birth Year: abt 1827
Home in 1860: Douglas, Missouri
Post Office: Falling Spring
Value of Real Estate: 500
Value of Personal Estate: 1500
John B Lakey ~ 33
Kissiah Lakey ~ 31
Enos Lakey ~ 13
Simon Lakey ~ 11
John Lakey ~ 9
William Lakey ~ 7
Solomon Lakey ~ 6
Lewis Lakey ~ 5
Mary Lakey ~ 2
Elizabeth Lakey ~ 6/12
Where do John and Keziah fit into our family tree?
John and Keziah LAKEY were the parents of Simon William LAKEY (1848-1919).
Simon and Mary LAKEY were the parents of Andy Lee Chester LAKEY, Sr. (1905-1972).
Andy and Eunice LAKEY, Sr. were the parents of Jack Fredrick LAKEY, Sr. (1927-2003) who was my adoptive father.
Check out a portrait of John Burcham LAKEY from a previous post of mine.