Keedy, John A.

b. 1800, in Pennsylvania; d. September 27, 1854, in Springfield, Illinois. In 1830, Keedy married Susan Wolgamot. They had two children in Maryland. In 1838, the family moved to Springfield, Illinois, traveling all the way in wagons. They brought with them the first carriage ever used in Sangamon County. From 1841-1848, Keedy served as the first ward alderman for Springfield, Illinois. He was also a merchant with S. M. Tinsley and Company. In 1850, Keedy was a distiller and owned real estate worth $11,500. In 1852, he was a director of the Mechanics’ and Farmers’ Bank in Springfield, Illinois.
Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 30 October 1852, 3:2; John Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield: E. A. Wilson and Company, 1876), 422-23; Sangamon County, Illinois, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850.