Name: Lydia Richmond; Gender: Female; First Marriage Date: 1777; Spouse: Richard Keele; Child: John Keele
Sometime in the late 1770's or early 1780's Lydia and husband Richard settled in the Cherokee creek area by the Nolichucky River. They were some of the earliest landowners in the area. 
Lydia was a member of the Cherokee Creek Meeting House, a Baptist church that was started about 1780 or earlier. The first recorded meeting took place April 2. 1783 when the Reverend William Murphy was installed as pastor. By September 4, 1783, the members of Cherokee Church had pledged that “we do not look upon ourselves (as) infallible (but) we still look to be further taught by the word and spirit of God….and in testimony of our sincerity and that we have no reserve, we have hereunto set our hand.” There were several signers of this covenant, including Richard Keele, Lydia Keele and James Keele brother to Richard, who was also a minister at the church. 
Lydia died in 1849 and is buried in the Keele-Bivins Cemetery in Bedford County, Tennessee, near Beech Grove, Coffee, Tennessee, USA.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Lydia by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Lydia: