Richard S. KEELE
1757 - 1849
__ | __| | | | |__ | _Arthur KEELE _______| | (1715 - ....) | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Richard S. KEELE | (1757 - 1849) | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_Sarah MONNOTE ______| (1719 - ....) | | __ | | |__| | |__
 According to church minutes, he and his wife were received by letter in April 1792 and received a letter of dismissal in October 1795.
 Many D.A.R. records show that he died in 1849 in Rutherford, Co., TN and is buried in Old City Cemetery, Murfreesboro. There is a monument there with his name on it, installed by the D.A.R.; however, the family says that he is not buried there, but rests in a cemetery near Beech Grove, TN, in an unmarked grave, beside his son William Keele.
 He enlisted in Henry Co., VA, in the spring of 1776 in Captain James Lyons' and P. Harston's Company of Rangers, guarding at various times the frontiers of Virginia during the Revolutionary War. He served until July 19, 1777, eleven months in all.
 He enlisted as a Private in Captain Samuel William's Company, Colonel Sevier's N.C. Regiment, and was in the Battle of King's Mountain, December 1780. He was allowed a Pension on Certificate # 7498, issued 16 April 1833, West TN (S 1977).
 After their marriage, they moved to the frontier of NC, on the Nolachuncky River in Washington County.