John and Keziah LAKEY ~ Census Sunday

John Burcham LAKEY 1860 US Census

My second great-grandfather on my adoptive father’s side, John Burcham LAKEY, was born June 11, 1827, in Green, Grant County, Indiana to Simon LAKEY (1778-1853) and Mary Burcham (1789-1864). He died February 12, 1863, in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri.

My second great-grandmother on my adoptive father’s side, Keziah (Kasiah) “Kissie” ROMINES, was born in 1827 in Illinois. She died November 4, 1893, in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri.

John and Keziah were married October 26, 1845, in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri.

Below is what can be found in the 1860 United States Census for this couple and their family.

Name: John B Lakey
Age in 1860: 33
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1860: Douglas, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Falling Spring
Value of Real Estate: 500
Value of Personal Estate: 1500

Household Members:
John B Lakey ~ 33
Kissiah Lakey ~ 31
Enos Lakey ~ 13
Simon Lakey ~ 11
John Lakey ~ 9
William Lakey ~ 7
Solomon Lakey ~ 6
Lewis Lakey ~ 5
Mary Lakey ~ 2
Elizabeth Lakey ~ 6/12

Where do John and Keziah fit into our family tree?

John and Keziah LAKEY were the parents of Simon William LAKEY (1848-1919).

Simon and Mary LAKEY were the parents of Andy Lee Chester LAKEY, Sr. (1905-1972).

Andy and Eunice LAKEY, Sr. were the parents of Jack Fredrick LAKEY, Sr. (1927-2003) who was my adoptive father.

Check out a portrait of John Burcham LAKEY from a previous post of mine.

About nvlynnae

I am a 53 year old mom of two (now 20 and 33). I'm happily married and I homeschooled our youngest the whole way through. Our youngest has been diagnosed as having Asperger's and I have an Atypical form of Parkinsonism, BPPV, Pseudo Cushings, Fibromyalgia, AGHD, and more. My family means everything to me! I am a northern Nevadan Christian working from home mom who also blogs and loves some of the social media communities. I also started as a doTerra Wellness Advocate on my 50th birthday. I'm a self-proclaimed advocate for Asperger's Syndrome, all of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, and special needs in general. I am usually found blogging, pinning, tweeting, and posting about homeschooling, genealogy, Parkinsonism, being Gluten-Free, books, recipes, and anything else on our family's Christian Journey...
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6 Responses to John and Keziah LAKEY ~ Census Sunday

  1. Jana Last says:


    I want to let you know that your blog is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • nvlynnae says:

      Thank you so much for listing my blog and also for leading me to yours. I am checking out the other links and some other posts there next. Thanks again!

  2. John Burcham Lakey is my third great grandfather. Do you have any info about Keziah? Also, where did you get the photo of John? It’s a great photo. Thanks!

    • nvlynnae says:

      Hi Michelle (my 3rd cousin once removed….),

      I have been looking for more on Keziah ever since I got your comment and I haven’t really found anything more. If I remember correctly, I found the photo of John on Ancestry or a site like it. It was quite a while back and definitely is only in digital form for me.

      I will continue to work on this branch and hopefully find a lot more. Keep an eye on my blog in case I find something or just for other relatives.

      Happy Digging,

  3. Melissa Bowen says:

    I’d love to know if you’ve found anything. Kissie is my 4th great-grandmother, and I’m curious about her parents.

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