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From: Carl Smarling <>
Subject: Re: [MOCHARIT-L] Keytes & O'Fallon
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 14:30:46 -0400
Pat -- I can be of some help, but probably not enough to provide total
satisfaction. This has to do with the fact that my records are currently not
available. The Rev. James Keyte did indeed marry Eliza Hix, a daughter of
Archibald. Rev. James Keyte was the "founding father" of both Brunswick and
Keytesville in Chariton County. When James Keyte was in St. Louis before going
west he was in some sort of business relationship with Col. John O'Fallon and
several of the Keyte children who died in infancy are buried at what was
originally the O'Fallon Cemetery, now Bellefontaine. At least one of the
surviving Keyte children had O'Fallon as a second name. O'Fallon was quite well
known in St. Louis and up and down the river.
Unfortunately I do not know of an O'Fallon Hix, but if there is one I am sure
that Bob Hix in Fayette, and reads this list and the Howard County list, would
know of him. DeVorss is not a name that rings bells in the Keyte-O'Fallon-Hix
I do have a rather complete dossier on James Keyte and his life but not on any
of his ancestors, only most of his children. As I say Bob Hix is your man for
the Hix clan.
Pat Frunzi wrote:
> In trying to find my Ellen DeVorss who may have married O'fallon Hix, I
> came across Chariton Co. MO. I have been told that James Keyte(s) married
> Eliza Hix and Eliza was the daughter of Archibald Hix who removed to what
> became Chariton Co., MO.
> Ellen Hix was an heir to John J. DeVorss (1877) in Buchanan Co., MO. The
> only possible husband I could find is an O'fallon Hix who purchased items
> at the sale of John J. DeVorss' personal estate.
> Could you give me any background on James Keytes that might help me?