Name: James Madison "C. S. A." KEITH 1 2 3 4 3 5
Birth: 1844 in Jackson County, Florida
Death: JAN 1885 in Beaver Dam, Coffee Springs Post Office, Geneva County, Alabama
Census: 1850 Coffee County, AL Federal Census; House 271
Census: 12 JUN 1860 Geneva PO, Coffee County, AL Federal Census; ED #1, Enum. 12 Jun 1860 by James Larkins; Sheet 764, Page 16
Census: 7 JUN 1870 Geneva County, AL Federal Census; Township 1; Page 3
Census: 1880 Geneva County, AL Federal Census; Page 632d
Note James Madison Keith and 2nd wife Adna Lea Coleman are my biological paternal 2nd great grandparents.
Note 1850 Age 5 years, born FL, single, white, male, at home (son); JAMES M. KEITH
Note 1860 Age 17 years, born FL, single, white, male, at home (son); JAMES M. KEITH
Note 1870 Living with mother, Mrs. MARTHA P. MCCORKLE KEITH and others.
Occupation: 1860 Farmer
Occupation: 1869 Sheriff
Occupation: 1870 Farmer
Occupation: 1880 Log Hauler
PROP: 23 JAN 1885 Geneva County, Alabama; 159.50 acres; Notice No 3820
Address (Facts Pg) JUN 1878 Geneva County, AL; Homestead West 1/2 of SE Quarter and East 1/2 of SW Quarter, Section 20, Township No 7N, Range No. 16W
Burial: JAN 1885 New Prospect Church Cemetery (unmarked), Marl, Ala. Hwy 19 (off Hwy 52), Geneva County, AL
Military Service: 14 SEP 1861 CSA: rank-1st Lieutenant, was Company D, 4th Confederate Infantry then became Company E, 54th Alabama Regiment, "Gulf Rangers", Geneva Co, AL
Military Service: 8 APR 1862 CSA: captured at Island No. 10 and exchanged at Aikens Landing (SC) November 10, 1862. No later record of him has been found.
Pension 27 APR 1914 Widow's Pension Application, Geneva Co, AL; # 33279; Applicant: Mrs. A. L. Keith, widow; Wit. W.D. Campbell, James McGowin, Sr.
Source Alabama Department of Archives and History, Civil War Service Base; http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/search.cfm
Court Record 10 FEB 1876 Legislative Documents: Sheriff's Fees in Criminal Cases, Feb. 10, 1876, p. 37, James M. Keith, Geneva Co. $31.50
Reference Number: IND2401
Confederate Widow's Pension Application
Late Name: Keith
First Name: J MI: M
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Regimental Unit: 54th Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: E
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec: Yes
Authority: Pension Application, Geneva County, No. 33279. Remarks from t he Adjutant General, 1914/04/27.
Engagements: Rank: Lieutenant. Pension Applicant: Mrs. A. L. Keith, wido w. Witnesses: W. D. Campbell and James McGowin, Sr. From the Adjutant Gene ral: "There are no rolls on file in this office of Company E, 54th Alaba ma Infantry, C.S.A., nor of the 1st Alabama,
Engage. con't: Tennessee and Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A. Other Confedera te records, however, show that James M. Keith, (name not borne as J. M. Ke ith), 1st lieutenant, Company D, 4th Confederate Infantry (1st Alabama, Te nnessee and Mississippi Infantry, afterwards
Remarks: Company E, 50/54 Alabama Infantry, C.S.A.), was enrolled Septemb er 14, 1861. On the roll of the company dated October 31, 1861, last on fi le, he was reported present. The Union prisoner of war records show th at as 1st lieutenant of Co. D, 1st Alabama,
Remarks con't: Tennessee and Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A., he was captur ed at Island No. 10, April 8, 1862, and exchanged at Aikens Landing Novemb er 10, 1862. No later record of him has been found."
Geneva County, Alabama
Document No. 4191, Serial Patent No. AL4670_.066, Filed in Montgomery, Ala bama
Homestead Proof - Testimony of Claimant
JAMES M. KEITH being called as a witness in his own behalf in support of h omestead entry No. 16375, for:
West 1/2 of SE Quarter and East 1/2 of SW Quarter, Section 20, Townsh ip No 7N, Range No. 16W.
Question 1 - What is your name, written in full and correctly spelled,
your age, and post office address?
Answer 1 - James Madison Keith, age -- years, Geneva, Geneva County,
Question 2 - Are you a native of the United States, or have you been
Answer 2 - I am a native.
Question 3 - When was your house built on the land when did you establish
residence therein? (Describe said house and other improvements which you
have placed on the land, giving total value thereof.)
Answer 3 - On June 1878. And I established actual residence thereon same
date. 1 log dwelling, 1 meat, 1 corn houses, acres cleared, value $150.00.
Question 4 - Of whom does your family consist; and have you and your
family resided continuously on the land since first establishing
residence thereon? (If unmarried, state the fact.)
Answer 4 - Wife and 7 children. We have resided continuously thereon.
Question 5 - For what period or periods have you been absent from the
homestead since making settlement, and for what purpose; and if
temporarily absent, did you family reside upon and cultivate the land
during such absence?
Answer 5 - No period.
Question 6 - How much of the land have you cultivated and for how many
seasons have you raised crops thereon?
Answer 6 - 20 acres, have cultivated it 6 years.
Question 7 - Are there any indications of coal, salines, or minerals of
any kind on the land?
Answer 7 - No.
Question 8 - Have you ever made any other homestead entry?
Answer 8 - No.
Question 9 - Have you sold conveyed, or mortgaged any portion of the
land; and if so, to whom and for what purpose?
Answer 9 - No.
Signed: James M. Keith
I hereby certify that the foregoing testimony was read to the claimant bef ore being subscribed, and was sworn to before me (in absence of the judg e) this 24th day of January, 1885.
Signed: S. F. Latimer, Clerk
Circuit Court Geneva County, Alabama
MY NOTES: Sidney F. Latimer was the father of Benjamin A. Latimer. Benjam in married JULIA KEITH, d/o William Jonah KEITH, Sr., and Roxy Ann McCORKL E. Julia KEITH was James Madison KEITH's niece.
James Madison Keith's "witnesses in support of the Homestead Entry" wer
Calvin Chapman (knew one another 5 years), Calvin could read and write a nd signed his name Jack Hutchison (knew one another 5 years), Jack only ma de his "X" or mark
Father: David Hayes KEITH b: 1815 in North or South Carolina
Mother: Martha P. MCCORKLE b: 15 JAN 1819 in Early (fka Creek Indian Lands) County, Georgia
Adna Lea "Adner" COLEMAN b: 25 OCT 1844 in Barbour County, Alabama
in Geneva County, Alabama
- Minnie A. KEITH b: 4 JUL 1871 in Geneva County, Alabama
- William Howard KEITH b: 8 AUG 1872 in Geneva County, Alabama
- Martha Ann KEITH b: ABT 1874 in Geneva County, Alabama
- Leonia Gertrude KEITH b: MAY 1875 in Geneva County, Alabama
- Thomas David KEITH b: 27 OCT 1878 in Geneva County, Alabama
- Jonah Madison KEITH , Sr. b: 29 OCT 1880 in Geneva County, Alabama
- Victoria Ruth KEITH b: JUL 1883 in Geneva County, Alabama
- Coffee Co AL Federal Census
- "Heritage of Geneva County Alabama" -- a book
- Geneva Co AL Federal Census
- Pension Application, Geneva Co, AL
- FamilySearch.Org 1880 Census On-Line