I am researching the surname KEELING and NICHOLS. I traced the KEELING and NICHOLS back to the 1870 census in Kempsville, Princess Anne County, Virginia. Do you have any information on these families?
Frank 43 m b farmer Virginia
Harriet 37 f b keeping house Virginia
*Africa 15 m b farm laborer Virginia
*Louisa 15 f b farm laborer Virginia
Caroline 11 f b farm laborer Virginia
Adelaide 6 f b Virginia
Frank 4 m b Virginia
Indiana 2 f b Virginia
Henry 2/12 m b Virginia
*It was noted on the census that Africa and Louisa were twins.
Below are Keeling births in Princess Anne Co. Virginia
Name: HENRY KEELING Birth Date: 11 APR 1870 Gender: M Race: C Father: FRANK Mother: HARRIET Page: 50C
Name: NO NAME KEELING Birth Date: 1 JUN 1854 Gender: M Race: C Father: ADAM, owner Mother: HARRIET Notes: SLAVE Page: 5
Name: NO NAME KEELING Birth Date: 10 MAR 1874 Gender: M Race: C Father: FRANK Mother: HARRIET Page: 78
Name: NOT LEGIBLE KEELING Birth Date: 1875 Father: FRANKLIN Mother: HARRIET Page: 80
Fridley, Beth. Princess Anne Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1880. [database on-line] Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999.
Name: MARY KEELING Birth Date: 4 MAY 1886 Race: C Sex: F Father's Name: AFRICA Mother's Name: MARY Page #: 146
Name: SAMUEL KEELING Birth Date: 1 JAN 1884 Race: C Sex: M Father's Name: SAMUEL Mother's Name: MARY Page #: 133
Fridley, Beth. Princess Anne Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1881-1896. [database on-line] Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999.
My Keeling family is from Princess Anne County, Virginia and later moved to the Norfolk area.
Other names associated with this family are:
FORREST Princess Anne to Norfolk
CORNICK Princess Anne
Louise Keeling married James Nichols and then Edward Cowell
In the 1870 census James Nichols is a member of one of the two NICHOLS families in Princess Anne County, Virginia. James is living with Jeffrey c. 1801 and Sallie c. 1815
In the 1880 census of Norfolk, Virginia two children with surname of Bray lived with Lousie and James
Adelaide Keeling married unknown Braxton
Harriet Keeling is believed to be owned by Adam Keeling (see birth records above)
I found Harriet Keeling in the Norfolk marriage register to marry Alexander Forrest. Harriet’s parents are listed as Frank and Nancy Cornick.