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Kellam/Kellum in Rusk/Van Zandt Counties

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Re: Kellam/Kellum in Rusk/Van Zandt Counties

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 9:42PM GMT
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Rusk County formed 1843 from Nacogdoches Co. Van Zandt county formed 1848 from Henderson county.

Map of the counties link - http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm
Smith county between Rusk and Van Zandt starting in Rusk heading northwest like stair steps.

http://www.txrusk.com/
http://www.txgenweb3.org/txvanzandt/

John M Kellum married Cynthia Wise 12 May 1870 Van Zandt.

1870, VZ Co
Henry Kelam 1800 GA

John M Kelam 1829 GA
Syntha WISE Kelam 1847 GA

Alexander Kelam 1843 AL
Cornelia RUSK Kelam 1850 TX
Julie Kelam 1868 TX
Henry Kelam 1869 TX
Julie Kelam 1845 GA

1880, Van Zandt
John Kellwin 1831 GA
Cyntha P 1849 GA
Henry H 1873 TX - Henry Hugh Kellam born 5 Dec 1872 registered WW I Draft in Jefferson Co TX died 4 Jun 1936 Jefferson Co
Wm F 1875 TX
George 1877 TX
James Reglia 17 Apr 1880 TX registered WW I Draft VZ
Andrew Jackson 17 Apr 1880 TX registered WW I Draft VZ died 23 Oct 45 VZ Co

Alexander Kellain 1844 AL
Cornelia A 1851 TX
Julia R 1868 TX
John H 1870 TX
Laney T 1872 TX
Stonewall J 1874 TX
James C 1876 TX
Wm Alexander 3 Jan 1878 TX registered WW I Draft VZ Co

G A Kellam married M A Cole 30 Sep 1884 Van Zandt
W R Kellam married Georgia A Corley 06 Aug 1885 Van Zandt
Julia Kellam married T P Davis 23 Dec 1886 Van Zandt
Lanie Kellam married John D Matthews 15 Oct 1891 Van Zandt
A G Kellam married Belle Sherell 30 Apr 1899 Van Zandt
G D Kellam married Ethel Moore 04 Jan 1903 Van Zandt
H H Kellam married Annie Downs 17 Apr 1898 Van Zandt
R J Kellam married Idella Steel 17 Dec 1896 Van Zandt
W A Kellam married Tisha Reynolds 22 Dec 1900 Van Zandt
W S Kellam married Katie Rolston 10 Nov 1897 Van Zandt
A J Kellam married Duskin Hillard 06 May 1906 Van Zandt
A L Kellam married Olive M Dove 16 Dec 1917 Van Zandt
Jack Kellam married Mattie Threat 27 Sep 1915 Van Zandt
Lena Kellems married Ozia Gammons 7 Jan 1921 Van Zandt

Colfax Cemetery, Van Zandt County
The original 5 acres of this cemetery was donated by A. L. Kellam in 1884. The oldest grave in this cemetery is that of Elisha Tunnell, date of birth April 13, 1814 and date of death March 15, 1884. The historical marker for this cemetery honors A. L. Kellam and credits Elisha Tunnel as being the founder of Tunnell’s Chapel that later became known as the community of Colfax. There has been 3 schools, and 2 churches housed on the original land.

Story about the Colfax Community mentioning the Kellam's...

"Mr. Jack Kellam provided syrup for the community. He had a syrup mill near his home on the roadside by a creek. He grew ribbon cane on his bottom land. After the syrup was made he would put in old-fashioned jugs, sealed with a hot red sealing wax over the stopper. Some people would bring their own jugs to get their syrup.

Jack Kellam was the son of Alexander Kellam and Cornelia Rusk. Alexander Kellam donated land for the Methodist Church and the school at Colfax."

KELLAM ALEXANDER LEWIS 04 OCT 1897 13 SEPT 1975 SOUTH ROW 33
KELLAM C. NONE NONE UNREADABLE FUNERAL HOME MARKER; SOUTH ROW 34
KELLAM R.J. (JACK) 1874 30 OCT 1943 SOUTH ROW 33
KELLAM J. NONE NONE UNREADABLE FUNERAL HOME MARKER; SOUTH ROW 34
KELLAM JAMES CLIFTON 1907 1985
KELLAM MRS. R. J. 1878 1977 SOUTH ROW 33
KELLAM OLIVE MAE 06 DEC 1898 NONE SOUTH ROW 33
KELLAM ROBERT J. (BOBBY) 1932 1955
KELLAM SYBIL C. 1905 1984
MATTHEWS JOHN DAVID 28 SEPT 1866 17 JULY 1940 SOUTH ROW 29
MATTHEWS LANIE 03 SEPT 1871 07 FEB 1908 W/O J.D.; SOUTH ROW 28

Prairie Springs Cemetery
This cemetery is located on State Hwy. 64 east of Canton, near the community of Ben Wheeler.
KELLAM A. L. 1843 1904
KELLAM CORNELIA R. 1850 1931
KELLAM HENRY H. 1869 1886
KELLAM J. H. 1869 1886
KELLAM JAMES 1876 1919
KELLAM KATIE 1886 1895
KELLAM M. R. 1880 1880
KELLAM TISHIE 1881 1954 - Sarah La Tishie Kellam died 27 Jul 1954 Smith Co
KELLAM WILLIAM A. (Bill) 1878 1937 died 28 Aug 1937 Smith Co

Oakland Cemetery
The Oakland Cemetery is located on CR 1255.
KELLAM ANNIE 1875 1945
KELLAM PEARL 1898 1974

Carter Cemetery
This small cemetery is located in the southwestern portion of Van Zandt County on FM 4112.
KELLAM JOHN M. 16 JAN 1829 18 JAN 1890 CSA; H/O C.P.; ROW 14

Haven of Memories
This cemetery is located approximately one mile west of Canton on Hwy 64 and surrounds the Eubank Funeral Home. Russell and Maurice Eubank operated a funeral home and the ambulance in Canton for many years before purchasing thirty acres of land from Mr. And Mrs. Hubert E. Beard in 1956. This cemetery is one of the largest in Van Zandt County and is probably the best kept cemetery in Van Zandt County.
KELLAM ETHEL DELIA 1886 1962
FRY SIDNEY KELLAM 1919 1988 - mother was Irene McClellan born abt 1900 TX dtr of Sidney McClellan 1859 AL and mother Onie 1862 TX. Irene listed as widow in 1920 census; all were residing together in JP 1 VZ co in 1920. Pearcy Fry married Irene McClelan 07 June 1918 VZ Co.
Percy Magan Fry born 8 Sep 1899 registered WW I Draft in VZ Co 12 Sept 1918 was married to Irene.

Early Ministers of Record in VZ county 1848 - 1924
J J Kellam

Early births VZ county
Robert J Kellam 09 Feb 1874 to A. L. and Cornelia

Albert Brashier Kellam born 13 Mar 1877 registered WW I Draft VZ Co
Albert G Kellam 7 Mar 1886 VZ
Alexander Lewis Kellam 4 Oct 1897 VZ
Robert Jackson Kellam 18 Feb 1874 VZ

R J Kellam died 30 Oct 43 VZ
Robert James Kellam 24 Oct 55 VZ
Wm Albert Kellam 9 Feb 1919 VZ
Mrs. John Killam 23 Mar 1930 VZ


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