Location: North America
Surnames/tags: Caziah, Casiah Keziah
The Keziahs in North America
About the Project
The Keziahs in North America project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Keziah family in North America. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Keziah/Caziah name.
This project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies can be used to extend the research into specific areas of interest.
Also see the related surnames and surname variants.
How to Join
To join the Keziahs in North America project, start out by browsing our current teams to see if there is a specific area that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:
If you have done DNA testing and have a GedMatch kit number, please 1) add it with 2) Your WikiTree profile number (mine is Cavel-3) and 3) if you are a Keziah/Caziah etc. descendant please give us a droplist. This is simply a simplified pedigree showing your direct line of ancestry to the Keziahs.
This is mine (Deb Cavel):
Charlie Cavel b 1904 Indian Territory
Priscilla Josephine Smith b 1878 Searcy County, Arkansas
Enoch Jones Smith b 1844 Hickman County, Tennessee
Lawson Henderson Smith b 1811 Lincoln County, North Carolina
Elizabeth Casiah b 1787 Camden District: Lancaster County, South Carolina
Dunning Casiah b 1734 Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia
Peggy Hart - Living Mildred Louise Williams b 1910 Georgia
Lavenia V. Free b 1893 Georgia
James Bailey Free b 1866 Georgia
Lewis Lafayette Free b 1837 Georgia
Simeon Free b 1810 South Carolina
Cheriah Keziah b 1775 South Carolina
Winney Keziah b 1755 Virginia
Sandifer Keziah b 1737 Virginia
By Time Period and Location
1600 - 1700
1700 - 1800
1800 - 1900
Oklahoma (Indian Territory)
1900 - 2000
Oklahoma (Indian Territory)
Related Surnames and Surname Variants
This is the Keziahs in North America Project. Our goal is to collect everything about the "Keziah" surname, recognizing that we have found it spelled 50 different ways in Colonial New York, Virginia and North Carolina. The same individual's name can be found spelled six or eight different ways over his lifetime!
In the early to mid-2000s descendants of the Virginia and North Carolina Keziah families maintained an active Listserv where we shared our research, documentation and family lines. I kept these invaluable conversations, and though not are infallible, they hold valuable clues for family researchers.
The hope is that other Keziah researchers and descendants will join the project to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.
- Upload and document family trees
- Investigate and document "theories"
- Identify "mystery" individuals, like women with no known surnames