Pioneers of Ellis County
The Killen Family
Theophilus Killen was a son of William Killen, b. May 4, 1878 in SC. He married Nov. 23, 1819 Caldwell Co. Ky. Malinda Catherine Owens, daughter of William Owens (Feb. 12, 1802-Aug. 3, 1870). Theophilus died March 8, 1869. Both are buried Telico Cemetery, Ellis County, Tex. Known children:
1. Sarah (1824-1899) m. Nathan Bennett Stringer 1855; believed to have come to Texas after 1870 and lived in Navarro County.
2. Alfred Gordon (1826-1879) Came to Texas with parents before Civil War to Ellis County. Served CSA Co B, Bass' Regt, 20th Tex Cav. Married Julina L. Robertson (d. ca 1875/80).
3. Catherine, m. William C. Hodge in Livingston Co. Ky; Were residents Ellis, Navarro and Robertson Counties, Texas.
4. Nancy Mordenia b. ca 1835 Ky.; m. ----Ross; two known daughters who were living with their grandparents, per 1860 Navarro Co. census: Mary Catherine and Nancy Mordenia.
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