Name: Mary Stuckey Keeth
Birth: 25 DEC 1844 in Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi 1
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Wellington, Texas
Death: 14 JUN 1921 in Shamrock, Weeler County, Texas
Birth: 25 MAY 1843 in Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi
1880 US Census, Clay County, Texas, ED 164, Precinct 7, page 136, image 36/41, 26 Jun 1880:
Keeth, A M 62 M Farmer Miss Georgia Georgia
M A 55 F Wife Keeping House Georgia Georgia Georgia
E J 15 F Dau At home Miss Miss Miss
Isah 14 M Son Miss Miss Miss
E D 9 M Son Miss Miss Miss
Lee, Mary 32 F Dau Widow Miss Miss Miss
E R 4 M G-Son Texas Alabama Miss
Wain 2 M G-Son Texas Alabama Miss
Obituary for Mary Stuckey Keeth Eiland - Newspaper Article from Wellington Leader of Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas.:
"Mrs. Mary Eiland, mother of Mrs. S. W. Johnson and Mat Eiland of this city, was buried Wednesday in Wellington Cemetery, the Rev. Gordon Barrett, assisted by the Rev. R. N. Huckabee, conducted the funeral atthe S. W. Johnson home.
"Mrs. Eiland was born May 25, 1843 died June 14, 1921. She was 77 years 5 months and 14 days old at the time of her death. When about 30 years of age she was married to C. W. Lee. To this union three children were born; one of these preceding her to the better world. Some years after the death of her first husband she was married to J. R. Eiland. To this union, Mrs. S. W. Johnson was born, in whose home she passed away. She united with the Baptist Church at the age of 18 years. For 59years she lived a devoted consecrated Christian life."
from Melvin Spencer:
"The Keeth family according to family story, settled in Texas after supposedly being 'encouraged' to leave Corinth, Mississippi, because oftheir outspoken opposition to slavery. C.W. Lee and Mary Keith married and settled in Clay County, Texas. They had adjoining farms with her sister and family, Martha Keith and James Eiland. C.W. Lee Sr died, leaving young son's Ted and C.W. Jr. Mary Keeth Lee then married her brother in law sometime after her sister Martha died. Her sister left a baby, 'Uncle Matt' and Mary Lee was caring for him. I was told she did not want to marry again but Uncle Jim said he was going toget married. If she did not marry him then he would take Matt and the others and find someone else to marry. She did not want to give upMatt and married. That made Gramp Lee (C.W. Jr) and Uncle Matt firstcousins and step brothers. Jim and Mary then had Aunt Lee Eiland a half sister to Gramps Lee. In later years Mary Lee lived with C.W. Jrand Viola Lee.
"C.W. Lee Sr and Mary Keith had two sons, Edwin Ted and Columbus Waine. She was pregnant with Richard Henry when C.W. died. Richard Henrydid not live long. " (this may be also why she attached to Matt herbaby nephew)
Pat Lee received a letter in 1980 from Aunt Katy Lee that was writtenby a cousin, Mrs. Goodman. Pat had asked Katy if she knew any of theLee family history. Here is part of that letter: "The Keeths and Martha and James Eiland and Aunty Fannie, a small child, came to Texas soon after the civil war. Mary Keeth our grandmother had lost her sweetheart to the civil war and she met Mr. Lee. I don't know his name, were married in Texas. Our great grandparents. The Keeths are buried in the Shannon Cemetery in Clay County. Mr. Lee your grandfather is buried there also. I think Aunty put tombs to her parents graves. I think the great grandparents, this Mr. Lee and Aunt Fannie's mother died in a short time of each other. They came from Corinth, Miss. Theywere Baptist. They had homesteaded land in Clay County. I am sure in the Lee Bible you can find Mr. Lee's name. The first pioneers had life very rough. Love, The Goodmans"
Nan found Mary in the 1880 Clay County, Texas Census. E.D. 164 living with A.M. Keeth and family, Eiland family also listed.
in 1900 Clay County, Texas Census
Mary Eiland 55 MS GA GA
Lee dau 14 TX MS MS
Mat son 19 TX MS MS
Mary's son Ed (Ted) & Columbus W. are living together
Ed Lee 23 TX AL MS
Mattie A. 20 TX MS TX
Zelma A. 2 TX MO TX
Columbus W. 22 TX AL MS
Also listed in 1900 Census for Clay County, Texas is Asa Day Eiland and family
Asa Eiland 22 TX MS MS 63-114
Lillian A. 18 TX MS AL
Bertie A. 1 TX TX TX
Melvin could not find any records at the Clay County Courthouse for any Lee, Eiland or Keeth for land deeds.
Melvin Spencer located the original marriage license for J.R. Eiland and Mary Keeth Lee at the Jack County, Texas Courthouse.
"STATE OF TEXAS, JACK COUNTY, To All Who shall see these Presents Greetings: Know Ye, That any Person legally Authorized to Celebrate the Rites of Matrimony is hereby licensed to join in marriage as husband and wife J.R. Eiland and Mrs. Mary Lee and for so doing this shall be sufficient authority. In testimony whereof, I D.B. Mizell Clerk of theCounty Court of Jack Count, hereunto subscribe my name and affix the Seal of said Court this 16 day of July A.D. 1884. D B Mizell.
"This is to certify that I joined in marriage, as husband and wife J.R. Eiland and Mrs Mary Lee on the 16 day of July, 1884. T.M. Jones, County Judge, Jack Col. Tex."
Marriage is located in the JACK CO. TEXAS MARRIAGE RECORDS BOOK 3 1881-1889 VOL 2, by Lucille Garner, page 8,
"J.R. Eiland & Mrs. Mary Lee 7/16/1884 T.M. Jones J.G. Jct"
Obituary found by Melvin Spencer at Wellington Library. WELLINGTON LEADER, Friday, June 17, 1921- FRONT PAGE
"MRS. MARY EILAND BURIED WEDNESDAY- Mrs. Mary Eiland, mother of Mrs. S.W. Johnson and Mat Eiland of this city, was buried Wednesday in Wellington Cemetery, the Rev. Gordon Barrett, assisted by the Rev. R.N. Huckabee, conducted the funeral at the
S.W. Johnson home.
"Mrs. Eiland was born, May 25, 1843, died June 14, 1921. She was 77 years 5 months and 14 days old at the time of her death. When about 30 years of age she was married to C.W. Lee. To this union three children were born: one of these preceding her to the better world. Some years after the death of her first husband, she was married to J. R. Eiland. To this union, Mrs. S.W. Johnson was born, in whose home she passed away. She united with the Baptist church at the age of 18 years. For 59 years she lived a devoted consecrated Christian life."
Fairview Cemetery, Wellington, Texas
Father: Asa Mathew Keeth b: 1819 in Amite County, Mississippi
Mother: Marian Armeita Stuckey b: 1824 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Columbus Waine Lee Sr b: 08 DEC 1844 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
03 AUG 1875
in Grimes County, Texas 1 2
Grimes County Marriages 1871-1879:
LEE, C. W. KEETH, Mary 03 Aug 1875
- Edwin Wrien Lee b: 03 JUN 1876 in Shannon, Clay County, Texas
- Columbus Waine Lee Jr b: 01 FEB 1878 in Shannon, Clay County, Texas
- Richard Henry Lee b: 09 JUN 1880 in Shannon, Clay County, Texas
James Richerson Eiland b: 1846 in Mississippi
16 JUL 1884
in Clay County, Texas
16 JUL 1884
in Jack County, Texas 1
- Ra Lee Eiland b: 26 JAN 1886 in Shannon, Clay County, Texas
- Author: Paticia Melton Lee
Publication: Name: Name: Copyright 2005 Patricia Melton Lee;;
Name: patmeltonlee [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
Source Medium: Electronic
Copyright 2005 Patricia Melton Lee
Text: Date of Import: Jul 18, 2006
- Title: Grimes County Marriages 1871-1879
Text: Taken from Grimes County marriage records, volumes K-L, FHL US/CAN Film 1006281 LEE, C. W. KEETH, Mary 03 Aug 1875