John S., eldest son of David Keith of Georgia

John S. KEITH (b. 22 Aug 1793) m. 1st ca 1814 to Martha Ann, daughter of James and Ann COLBERT, Monroe Co., GA; lived in Meriwether Co., GA, 1830 to 1846; m. 2nd 23 May 1852 to Penelope (Jeter) HARRISON (b. 29 Nov 1805), Ripley Co., MO; d. 26 Oct 1859, Randolph Co., AR. Children:

1. James Jackson (b. 1815) m. 30 Dec 1852 to Sarah A., daughter of John ANDREWS; d. ca
…1868; family moved to Coweta Co., GA.
…A. Flora (b. 10 Feb 1852, Meriwether Co., GA) m. ca 1869 to James A. SMITH; m. d. 30
…….Aug 1887.
…B. Nathaniel Lawrence (b. Nov 1853) m. 1 Apr 1880 to Durah B. UPSHAW, Coweta Co.,
………GA; d. Apr 1891.
……a. Mattie Flora (b. 15 Jun 1881) m. 15 Jun 1904 to C. H. FISCHER; d. 13 Jun 1956; had a
………son, James A.
……b. Lawrence William (b. 5 Mar 1883) m. 1st 29 Jan 1912 to Marion Elizabeth POWELL,
………Atlanta, GA; m. 2nd 27 Dec 1925 to Letha STARR; m. 3rd 11 Aug 1935 to Mary
…C. Mathews MEACHAM; d. 5 Jul 1971, Coweta Co., GA.
…D. Milton Gibson (b. 17 Apr 1854) m. Dollie BAILEY; d. 3 Apr 1929, Coweta Co., GA; had
………Dolly (m. Robert Edwin PLATT), and Milton (m. Roy POWER).
…E. Martha T. (b. ca 1857) m. John ROYTON.
…F.? Eugenia (b. ca 1859).
…G. James Jackson, Jr. (b. Mar 1863) never married; d. Feb 1918.
2. Reuben Whitton (b. 22 Mar 1817) m. 1838 to Mary M., daughter of John C. and Catharine
…Ann (Nauman) MARTIN, Coweta Co., GA; lived at Keith’s Cross Roads (later renamed
…Luthersville); moved in 1851 to Polk Co., GA; moved to Columbia Co., AR in 1857; moved
…to Grimes Co., TX in 1865; gave land for Martin’s Prairie Missionary Baptist Church and
…cemetery, near the community of Keith; d. 31 Aug 1895.


left: Mary and Reuben, with daughter, 1876; right; R.W. Keith, 1894….A. Martha Ann (b. 15 Oct 1839) m. 1859 to Samuel, son of Pendleton ISBELL; lived first

………in Shelby Co., TX; moved to Grimes Co., TX; d. 7 Oct 1916.

……a. Columbus Edwin (b. 1860) m. Isabell “Isa” STEDMAN; d. 1947.
……b. Reuben Pendleton (b. 1862) m. cousin, Mattie J., daughter of John D. KEITH; d. 1952.
……c. William Jackson (b. 1865) m. Lena SHERILLE; d. 1938.
……d. Robert Franklin (b. 1869) m. Ada Lula MILLS; moved to OK; d. 1958.
…B. Mary Elizabeth (b. ca 1841) d. 1856, Polk Co., GA.
…C. Robert W. (b. ca 1842); CSA; killed by guards at Camp Douglas, IL, 5 Jul 1862; no issue.
…D. John David (b. 12 Oct 1844) m. 1865 to Julia Ann, daughter of Richard and Martha
……(Birmingham) SANDERS, of Columbia Co., AR; lived for some time in Franklin Co., AR;
……moved to Grimes Co., TX, 1876; State Legislator; lived also in Haskell Co., TX; d. 26 May
……1921, Grimes Co., TX.

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John David Keith, 1863, Julia Ann & John, 1894, and 1910……a. Martha J. (b. 19 Sep 1865, AR) m. 5 Nov 1884 to Reuben P., son of Samuel and Martha
………(Keith) ISBELL; lived in Milam Co., TX; d. 14 Jan 1941; had Bertha F., Luther G., Avy
………Pearl (m. Elbert JACKSON), Gertrude (m. Charles BURTS), Reagan Elbert, Ernest
………Bryan, and Agnes (m. 1st to Tommy CLAMPETT, 2nd to Coy HITCHCOCK).
……b. Reuben R. “Buddy” (b. 1867, Franklin Co., AR) never married; d. 1942, Grimes Co., TX.
……c. William David (b. 1868) m. 30 Jul 1991 to Mary Elizabeth POPE; moved to Ogletree
………Co., TX; d. 1904; widow m. 2nd to Radford MALLETT.
……d. John Burt (b. 10 Feb 1870, AR) m. 1st 3 Sep 1897 to Louisa Velmeria, daughter of John
………William KREAGER (spelled in various ways), of Franklin Co., MO and Grayson Co., TX;
………m. 2nd ca 1920 to Mrs. Clara (Copeland?)
………MUSGRAVE; lived in McClain, McCurtain and Pushmataha Co, OK; d. 15 Sep 1952.
………i. Martha (b. Nov 1898, McClain Co., OK) m. Jordan DAVIDSON; had a son, Roy, of
…………Dallas Co., TX.
………ii Lee (b. ca 1901, OK) lived in 1910 with Sam C. HODGES, and in 1920 with his uncle,
…………John KREAGER, Johnson Co., OK, later in Dallas, TX, and Tishomingo, Johnston Co.,
…………OK. [probably named Robert Lee]
………iii. William, called “Willie” (b. ca 1904, McClain Co., OK) lived in Dallas, TX.
………iv. Opal (adopted) m. a YANDELL; moved to Weed, CA.
………v. Melvin (adopted) moved to Brooksville, FL.
……d. Mittie Emma (b. 30 Mar 1872) m. 22 Dec 1889 to George Thomas HOWARD, Grimes
……….Co., TX; d. 30 Sep 1923; had George William, Rupert Brady, Edna Annie (m. Mack
……….MURCHISON), Bertie Mae (m. Arthur DEAN), John Darling, Jesse Edgar, James Davis,
……….Aubrey Hammond, Julia Luciell, Ora Gladys (m. Rufus Hugh TURNER), and Howell
……….Lee.


George W. and Mittie Keith Howard and family……e. Robert Lee (b. 27 Mar 1874, Franklin Co., AR) m. 1st 1898 to Betsy Annie, daughter of
………Howell MALLETT, 2nd 1914 to Mrs. Emma BUCHANAN; moved in 1906 to Ochiltree
………Co., TX; d. 3 Oct 1956,.


Wedding of Robert Lee Keith and Annie Mallett……f. Albert Jackson (b. 22 Sep 1876, Franklin Co., AR) m. 20 Dec 1899 to Millie, daughter
………of William and Annie (Branch) MEDLAND, Grimes Co., TX; d. 19 Aug 1953,
………Houston, TX.


Robert Lee, John Burt, and Albert Jackson Keith, 1939……….i. Annie Fay (b. 23 Aug 1900) m. 21 Oct 1916 to Walter HUNNICUTT; d. 4 Nov 1885,
…………Houston, TX; had Vera (m. Charlie Neal EVANS), and Norma Ruth (m. Lester RAY).
………ii. Florence Ruth (b. 18 Jul 1903) m. 12 Dec 1925 to Roy Steven GORBET; d. 28 Jan
…………1988, Houston, TX; had Roy S. Jr.
………iii. William Elton (b. 16 Feb 1906, Grimes Co., TX) m. 18 Apr 1936 to Queena Mae
………….HAWES, Houston, TX; d. 1 Jun 1987. [line of Larry Keith, Project Coordinator].
………iv. John Boone (b. 2 Dec 1908) m. 11 Sep 1939 to Clara Sue STONEHAM; d. 16 Apr
…………1964, Houston, TX; had John Boone, Jr., and Carolyn Sue (b. 16 Mar 1949, Houston,
…………TX; m. George Robert FRICK).
………v. Albert Buel “Monk” (b. 16 Sep 1911) m. 8 Jun 1935 to Hellen KOEHN; d. 22 Oct
…………1995, Kerr Co., TX (buried Houston, TX).
………vi. Charles Morris (b. 4 May 1914) m. 11 Sep 1935 to Hazel E. PARIS; d. 1980,
………….Houston, TX; had a daughter, Jerry Louise (m. Richard RICHARDS).
………vii. Emma Ines (b. 18 Jan 1917) m. 4 Jun 1938 to Chester Marshall HARKINS; d. 30
………….Apr 1976, Houston, TX; had Carol Ann (b. 1939; m. Jackie MOORE), Barbara Jean
………….(m. Roy HEFLEY), and Chester M., Jr.
………viii. Ray Weldon (b. 29 Jul 1919, Grimes Co., TX) m. 13 Oct 1940 to Elizabeth
………….WAGNER; d. 5 Dec 1988, Houston, TX.
……g. Jesse (b. 1879, Grimes Co., TX) died at age 19.
……h. Mark Hammon (b. 1881) m. 6 Oct 1902 to Emma SCHUMACHER; d. 1971; no children.
…E. Lenora L. (b. ca 1846, Meriwether Co., GA).
…F. James Jackson (b. 1849) m. Lee HOWARD; d. 1917, Grimes Co., TX; no children.


James Jackson Keith…G. Reuben Albert (b. 12 Apr 1850, Meriwether Co., GA) m. a cousin, Sarah Elizabeth,
……daughter of Benjamin Monroe MARTIN, Milam Co., TX; d. 1936, Haskell Co., TX.


Reuben Albert Keith and family……a. Benjamin Howell (b. 10 Jan 1873, Milam Co., TX) m. 10 Dec 1892 to Helen WILSON; d.
………Aug 1961.
……b. Ella (1 Jun 1876, Brown Co., TX) m. 28 Nov 1900 to Solon WALKER; d. 23 Nov 1969,
………Lockney, TX.
……c. Lula (b. 27 May 1879) m. Luther LOWRANCE; d. 1901; had Lucretia (m. Leonard
………FLORENCE).
……d. Hugh (b. 23 Dec 1879) died an infant.
……e. Julia (b. 22 May 1881) m. William Lot NIXON; had Lillie Oleta (m. a HARDY), James
………Albert, Wendell Cullen, Clifton Lott, Benson, Reuben Solon, Emma Ellen (m. 1942 to
………James Edward GREEN, Jr.), and Nelson.
……f. Reuben (b. 19 Feb 1883) did not marry.
……g. Grady (b. 11 Apr 1889) m. Iona BOZEMAN; lived in Haskell Co., TX; no children.
…H. Sarah Frances (b. 16 Jan 1852, Polk Co., GA) m. 1872 to Samuel Simmons MALLETT; d.
……4 Apr 1921, Grimes Co., TX; had Radford W. (m. 2nd to Mrs. Mary E. Pope KEITH, widow
……of William David KEITH), John Walter, James Fletcher, Hugh Eugene, William Roger,
……Luther Glen, Mary Ann Elizabeth (m. Edward Marvin SOLLOCK), Frances Callie (m. Will
……HOGUE), Samuel S, Jr., Etta Lavenia (m. Duncan Blue McMILLAN), Henry A., Moses
……Edward, Sarah Stella (m. R. Lee COOK), and Docia Elizabeth (m. a CARAVEY).


Samuel and Sarah F. Keith Mallett and family…I. Leutitia Catherine (b. ca 1854) m. 10 Nov 1875 to Joseph Jackson WOOTEN, Grimes Co.,
……TX; had Mimmi Corrinna, Reuben Simeon, and Clarence White.
…J. Cornelia Caledonia “Donia” (b. 1856) m. Edward K. WOODWARD; d. 1945, Grimes Co.,
……TX; had Eddie, Guy, Effie, Myrtle, Sue (m. a COKER), Chester, and Emmett.
…K. Martin Hubbard (b. 8 Nov 1858, Columbia Co., AR) m. 28 Dec 1892 to Margaret Lee
……WALKER, Milam Co., TX; d. 26 Dec 1952, Breckenridge, Stephens Co., TX.
……a. Kenneth J. (b. 19 Dec 1894) never married; d. 1967.
……b. Martin H., Jr. (b. 25 Apr 1897) m. 8 Nov 1925 to Mable DRAKE; d. 1982, Stephens Co.,
………TX.
……c. Minona Katy (b. 1898) died an infant.
……d. Margaret Vera (b. 16 May 1900) m. 4 Apr 1920 to Rans O. MINTON; d. 26 Sep 1961,
………Cypress, CA; had Earl, Sam, Elsie (m. Ralph MERCER), and William (d. in WWII).
……e. Sanford “Sam” (b. 20 Sep 1902, Milam Co., TX) m. Jan 1938 to Opal THOMPSON; d.
………27 Jun 1955, Burkburnett, TX.
……f. Maybelle (b. 30 Mar 1905, Haskell Co., TX) m. 6 Jun 1925 to Delma GENTRY; d. 30 Dec 1999,
………Bethany, OK.
…L. Georgia Florence (b. 4 Jan 1861) m. 24 Dec 1891 to William MEDLAND; d. 24 Jul 1922;
……had Lillie Lee (m. Sam Houston SLOAN; had Mary Sue who d. 6 Dec 1898, Nelda, and
……Shirley), Mary Mable, Edith Florence (m. W. F. “Buck”
……BUCHANAN), and Samuel Jackson.
…M. Julia Alice (b. 1862, AR) m. 20 Dec 1882 to Joseph Jackson WOOTEN, widower of her
…….sister, Leutitia; lived for a few years in Williamson Co., TX; d. 5 Sep 1933, Cordell, OK;
……had White J., Jasper Owen, Gordon Francis, Avis Keith, Nina Mae, Mary Natalie (m.
……Foster M. SHENFELT), Clara Florence (m. William Lindsey BUTLER), Carl Wheeler,
……Monnie Ester (m. Ernest Woodward BARRETT), Mammie Etta, Horace Vern, Cullen
……Sloan, and Donnie Bell.


Joseph J. and Julia Alice Keith Wooten3. Elizabeth (b. ca 1819) m. Milton HAYNIE (family name recorded in various spellings);
…lived in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 6 Nov 1893; had Martha (b. ca 1839), John J. (b. ca 1841),
…Lucy A., William, Mary E., Sarah L., Reuben J. (b. ca 1852), Hardy (b. ca 1854), Fannie (b. ca
…1856), and Ella (b. ca 1859).
4. Nancy (b. 9 Jun 1821, Monroe Co., GA) m. 15 Jun 1837 to John Branch MANN,
….Meriwether Co., GA; moved to Tallapoosa Co., AL in 1862; d. 7 Apr 1909; had Martha
….Ann (b 1838; m. Miles V. BURNS), Mary Jane (m. Jesse V. PRICE), Rebecca Susan (m.
….John O. HATLEY), Baker (b. 1843), E. L. (b. 1845; m. 1st to M. J. BURNS, 2nd to V. D.
….MOBLEY), Amanda E. (m. Joe PHILLIPS), James Madison (b. 1850; m. Mary Eugenia
….PRICE), Lenorah Frances (m. Reubin E. C. PRICE), Thomas Jefferson (b. 1855; m. 1st to R.
….E. RICE, 2nd to Lucy Creel CULWELL), and John B., Jr. (b. 1861; m. 1st to J. Rebecca
….ADAIR, 2nd to Ida L. YATES, 3rd to Nina Yates ANDERSON; d. 1962).
5. Pinckney (Harrison) is either natural or adopted daughter (b. 1846, GA); m. as Pinkney
….KEITH to William B. THANNISCH, Randolph Co., AR.; had Arabell (b. 8 Dec 186?), Amars
….T. M. (b. 3 Feb 1865), C. T. (b. 16 Jan 1869), and Mamary (b. 21 Jam 1867). [Line of
….Kenneth Bowen.]

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  1. Nancy Kelly

    CORRECTIONS OF FACTS:
    RE: DESCENDANTS OF REUBEN ALBERT KEITH
    Julia (b. 22 May 1881)
    m. William Lot NIXON; had
    Lillie Oleta (m. a JOE HARDY),
    James Albert Married Marie Leifeste,
    Wendell Cullen (deceased while in the CCC CAMP-NEVER MARRIED,
    Clifton Lott married FLorence (don’t know her maiden name) (FLORENCE IS NOW REMARRIED TO MACK MECKLENBERG, and is living in TEMPLE, TX;
    Benson married Virginia Simonetti,
    Emma Ella (m. 1942 to James Edward GREEN, Jr.), and
    RUBEN SOLON (the youngest), married Virginia Jackson in 1948. RUBEN SOLON NIXON IS MY FATHER AND RESIDES IN BASTROP, TEXAS WITH ME. NELSON NIXON IS NOT A SIBLING OF THESE PEOPLE NAMED. NELSON IS THE SON OF JAMES ALBERT NIXON WHO MARRIED MARIE LEIFESTE and my first cousin.
    ALL OF THE CHILDREN OF WILLIE LOT NIXON AND JULIA KEITH NIXON ARE DECEASED EXCEPT FOR MY DAD, RUBEN SOLON NIXON,
    NANCY NIXON KELLY, BASTROP, TX

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