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John Keese

(Born: November 24, 1805 - Died: May 30, 1856)

xxxx. Parents were William Keese and Rebecca Linn. Married Elizabeth Willets. Seven children: Jonathan Linn Keese, William Linn Keese, Charlotte W Keese, Charles Hoffman Keese, John Keese, Mary Willetts Keese, and Benton Keese. Engraved portrait from John Keese, Wit and Littérature: A Biographical Memoir by William Linn Keese, New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1884.


  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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