Jane Neave Vawter

b. 16 January 1837, d. 16 September 1922

Jane Neave Vawter Keithley, 1837-1922
from Autobiography of Jacob Carter Keithley
  • Jane Neave Vawter was born on 16 January 1837 in Monroe County, Missouri.
  • The following appeared on 9 October 1838 in The Cincinnati Daily Gazette: [Died] In Miami county [sic], Missouri, on the 19th ult., of congestive fever, Mrs. Sarah N. Vawter, wife of Mr. William Vawter, and youngest daughter of the late Jeremiah Neave, of this city.
  • William Vawter and Amanda (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1840 in Union Township, Monroe County, Missouri. Other (counted but unnamed) members of the household apparently included Jane Neave Vawter.
  • William Vawter and Amanda (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Monroe County, Missouri. Other members of the household included Jane Neave Vawter. Also in the household were William's second wife Amanda (age 40) and children Alfred (age 10), James H. (8), Thomas P. (7), William F. (6) and John M. (1). It is an educated guess that daughter Jane is identified as son James N. Vawter (age 14). While family lore has it that she was living with her uncle Charles Neave in Cincinnati until 1855, she is not enumerated in his household in 1850.
  • She married Jacob Carter Keithley, son of Levi Keithley and Fannie White, on 27 October 1857 in Monroe County, Missouri.
  • Jacob Carter Keithley and Jane Neave Vawter appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Grand Pass, Saline County, Missouri. Other members of the household included Irving W. Keithley.
  • Jacob Carter Keithley and Jane Neave Vawter appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Elmwood Township, Saline County, Missouri. Other members of the household included Irving W. Keithley, Herbert R. Keithley, Flora Neave Keithley, Ella R. Keithley and George Eugene Keithley. Also in the household were two young farmers, James Barr and Franklin Gish.
  • Jacob Carter Keithley and Jane Neave Vawter appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Salt Springs, Saline County, Missouri. Other members of the household included Irving W. Keithley, Herbert R. Keithley, Flora Neave Keithley, Ella R. Keithley, George Eugene Keithley and Roland Hill Keithley.
  • Jacob Carter Keithley and Jane Neave Vawter appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Elmwood Township, Saline County, Missouri. Other members of the household included Flora Neave Keithley, George Eugene Keithley and Roland Hill Keithley. Also boarding in the household was one young male farm laborer.
  • Jacob Carter Keithley and Jane Neave Vawter appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Elmwood Township, Saline County, Missouri. Other members of the household included Irving W. Keithley and Carl Percival Buchanan. Grandson Percy Buchanan also was enumerated with his mother in San Antonio.
  • Jacob Carter Keithley and Jane Neave Vawter appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Elmwood, Saline County, Missouri. Other members of the household included Irving W. Keithley and Flora Neave Keithley.
  • Jane Neave Vawter died on 16 September 1922 at age 85 in Saline County, Missouri, at her residence near Mt. Leonard.
  • Her husband Jacob Carter Keithley became a widower at her death.
  • She was buried at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri.
  • Last Edited: 2 Aug 2015

Family: Jacob Carter Keithley b. 4 March 1831, d. 24 July 1934