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From: "Emmert Bittinger" <>
Subject: RE: [BRE] RE:Virginia Keagys
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 15:42:04 -0500
To James Shuman:
The John Kagy who went from Lancaster Co. to Somerset Co., was a Brethrne
line, having intermarried with the Brethren Flory branch that went there
too, namely Elder Emanual Flory.The latter and maybe Kagy too, (I didn't
look it up) were members of the River side of the BrothersValley Brethren
group, later called Elk Lick Congregation, three miles west of Myersdale. I
have studied the history of Elk Lick, since several of my ancesters came
from there also.
The Virginia Branch has a different origin, I believe, but several of them
also became Brethren ministers, I know at least three, John (not the one I'm
looking for and Abraham both of Flat Rock and Joseph of Garbers in the last
Century. The John R I am working on was a loyalist during the Civil War, and
refused to vote secession, was non-resistant, and filed a Claim for damages
from losses suffered from Union Occupation in 1864. I believe he might have
been Brethren or Mennonite, I don't know which yet. He had a farm a few
miles from Bridgewater but in Augusta Co. Emmert
From: James Shuman [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 1:34 PM
Subject: [BRE] RE:Virginia Keagys
> >From Emmert Bittinger
>Does anyone have information regarding the branch of the
>Keagy family that
>settled in Virginia, Page, Shenandoah, and Rockingham Counties? I do not
>have anything on them. I am trying to connect a John R. Keagy born ca 1810
>who lived through the Civil War. Any help will be appreciated.
Wish I had been keeping more complete notes 20 years ago! Sometime
back then, I visited a private non-Brethren college in northwestern
OH, and discovered that their library contained a wealth of early
"Pennsylvania Dutch" history (Amish/Mennonite/German Baptist).
I believe that they did not permit photocopying; at any rate, I
hand-copied some notes on a couple of my ancestral lines, one of
which was KEAGY. I have just gone through that admittedly very
incomplete information and do not find a "John R" listed. I do have
one John, but he was from "eastern PA," perhaps York Co, and most of
his children settled in Montgomery Co, OH. He died in 1806.
I believe this is the family that married into the Flora/Flory and
Buechele/Beeghly families, among others.
The above-mentioned John had two brothers, Jacob and Abraham, and a
sister Anna, for whom I regretfully copied no information.
I would be interested in hearing from you and others regarding the VA
branch of the family.
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