Name: James B Keith
Birth: ABT 1770 in Virginia 1
Military BET 18 JAN AND 14 MAR 1815 Hinds Battalion MS Milita, Camp near New Orleans
Death: APR 1823 in Amite County, Mississippi 1
"Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, 1770-1823," by Dorothy Williams Potter. In it she has printed the applications for passports filed in Georgia:
Thursday 17th November 1808
That a Passport through the Creek nation be prepared for Edward Moore, James Keith, Allen Spurlock, William Brooks, Greene Cook, and Litleberry Thompson.
Which was presented and signed.
Ken Haas, Keith GenForum:
I have tax lists for ca 1796-1801 Oglethorpe County, Ga that show James Keith in 1799 taxed for land adjoining William Brown. In 1800, bothJames Keith and James Spurlock owned land adjoining William Brown. In1800. both Jameses plus Gilbert Keen/Cain adjoined William Brown.
Larry Keith, Keith GenForum:
James got a passport through the Creek nation, stayed a few years in Georgia. Then moved on to Amite county Mississippi in 1808.
Sarah [wife] & Lemuel Keeth [son] listed from 27 Sep 1824 to 23 Oct 1827 as the Exectors of the Estate of James Keeth, [MS Court Records 1799-1835], 28 Apr 1823 as follow: wife Sarah Keeth, sons Lemuel, David and William. Jefferson Keeth listed as tutor $4.00 owed, could have been a son or grandson.
James was in the War of 1812 - 18 Jan 1815 to 14 Mar 1815, Hinds Battalion MS Milita, Camp near New Orleans. James Keith was in the Battle of New Orleans 1815, when Gen. Andrew Jackson came through he took most of the men with him. Ref: 1820 Amite co MS census, Estate of James Keith, Mississippi court records 1799-1835, Amite County, MS. 1699-1864 Vol II church pages 54, 55, 130. 1805 Georgia Land Lottery page 191, Marriage records from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Larry Keith, Keith GenForum #1522, 25 March 2000:
"The earliest known Keith family in Mississippi first appears in Baptist church records. James KEITH attended several Baptist conventions, representing East Fork Church of Amite County, before 1818. This presumably is the same James whose will was filed for probate in October of1822 (probated Apr 1823), naming a wife, Sarah, and sons, Lemuel, Daniel and William, and a daughter, Citturabel BROWN. The named sons apparently were already adults, while other children of James were under age, with the last reaching majority in 1826 (Orphans Court record of 26 Sep 1826).
Apparently this James KEITH is the same who received a passport from the Governor of Georgia, on 17 Nov 1808, for crossing Indian lands to the west. In the same paper is mentioned a Allen SPURLOCK, a family later associated with several marriages in the James Keith family. The passport application was signed by David KEITH and others. One James KEITH is shown in Ogilthorpe County, Georgia, tax digest from 1797-1800;was member of Bethany Baptist Church, until 16 Jan 1802, then formed (with others) Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church. James was in the Warof 1812 - 18 Jan 1815 to 14 Mar 1815, Hinds Battalion MS Milita, Campnear New Orleans."
From the Keith book, "Collected Genealogies of Keith, Keath & Keeth Families in North America" 1997
Larry Keith, Keith GenForum #1522, 25 March 2000, to Emily Keith:
"Two Samuel Keiths (each man was referred to in some papers as both "Samuel" and "Lemuel") died before 1825, the latter leaving an estate too small to require administration by applicants, David and James Keith (Jasper County, Georgia, court records). It is presumed that the Samuel/Lemuel Keith who d. 1825 is brother to David, and uncle to the mentioned James (not proven). The James Keith of Ogilthorpe is known to have had a "rebellious" son by the name of James, and the son apparently married Sarah Butrum in 1812, Jasper County, Georgia,...a couple which moved to Cass County, Georgia, in 1839, where James soon died. There is no mention of James, the father of this James, after 1808 in Georgia.
As a working theory (NOT PROVEN), I assume my ancestor, David Keith, Samuel/Lemuel (d. 1825) and your James KEITH to be sons of the older Samuel/Lemuel Keith of Georgia (who died there ca 1803). KEITHs who received Georgia bounty land in 1784 include KEITHs: David, Cornelius, James, Samuel Sr, and Samuel Jr. It appears that the James who received this bounty did not move out of southern Pendleton District, South Carolina, until about 1790, when he sold his old South Carolina place (David Keith was witness to the deed)."
1810 Census in Amite County, Mississippi Territory, Nov. 5, 1810 (Mississippi did not become a state until December 10, 1817)
James Keeth 1413900
males over 21 1 James 40
males under 21 4 James, Jr 18; David 16; Lemuel 14; William 10
females over 21 1 Sarah 35+
females under 21 3 Atturabel 2, ?, ?
total whites 9
1820 US Census in Amite County, Mississippi, page 31, image 11/13 (Also John(?) and David; Lemuel is on page 33)
James Keeth 110001-12001-0200-0000-1000
45+ 1 James (50)
45+ 1 Sarah (45)
Information prepared for THE THOMAS LEE FAMILY copyright 2005
From research of Nan McVeigh. "If this is the James in our family line: Maybe descendants of James Keith-1640, Loch Lomond Scotland. Passport issued on Nov. 17, 1808 to cross the Creek Indian nation lands to the west from the Gov. of Georgia. Allen Spurlock signed the passport, a family that would later marry into the Keith line. Others signing were: Edward Moore,William Brooks, Greene Cook, Littleberry Thompson and some say a David Keith. The copy I have does not show a David's signature. James stayed in Georgia a few years, possible that he lived in Ogelthorpe County, Georgia, was on tax digest from 1797-1800.He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, until January 16, 1802, then formed with others the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church. James was in the War of 1812- January 18, 1815 to March 14, 1815, Hinds Battalion MS Militia, Camp near New Orleans. Early church records show that James attended several Baptist Conventions during 1816, representing the East Fork Church, in Amite County, Mississippi, doing so until 1818."
AMITE CO. LAND CHARTS TO 1830: "James Keith Nov. 28, 1816 "
Facts about James B. Keith by Nan McVeigh:
1. 1803, recorded in Clarke County, GA
2. 1804, Given land located in Baldwin County, GA by the Georgia LandLottery.
3. 1805, Recorded land from the lottery
4. 1805, Listed on list of inhabitants of Natchez District of Amite County, MS
5. 1806, Given title to Baldwin County, GA property 200 1/2 acres.
6. 1810, Members of Baptist Church, Amite County, MS (1810 US CENSUS FOR AMITE: JAMES KEETH)
7. October 1822, filed probate
8. April 1823, Probated Will
9. September 26, 1826, Orphans Court Record
AMITE COUNTY WILLS. VOL 1 "JAMES KEETH Oct. 25, 1822, Probated Apr. 28, 1823
1. Sarah Keeth, my wife
2. Lemuel Keeth, my son
3. Daniel Keeth, my son
4. Atturbel Brown, my daughter
5. William Keeth, a son Witnesses: Wm. Gardner, Wm. Keeth, John Campbell"
ORPHANS COURT RECORD, AMITE COUNTY, MS "KEITH, JAMES V. 3 P. 2 9-26-1823 See Will 10-25-1822 Sarah Keith & Lemuel Keith administrators."
RECORDS OF ADMINISTRATION OF WILLS & ESTATES, "JAMES KEITH, April 28,1823 p. 353 Adm. Sarah Keith, Lemuel Keith
pg 354 James Dunn and Wm. Brown pg. 355 Estate appraised for $984.25 5-24-1831
Jack Keeth Ellison provided his family line to Pat Lee in October 2004. His sheets show the children of James Keith and Sarah as;
David or Daniel Keeth married to Sally Perkins; Lemuel Keeth marriedto Mary Sudduth; William Keeth, Jefferson Keeth and Citurabel Keeth. (probably Atturbel from above Will.)
Sarah b: BEF 1775 in Virginia
in Va. 1
- Lemuel Keith b: ABT 1796 in Virginia
- William Keeth b: 1800 in Georgia
- Daniel Keeth b: ABT 1801 in Georgia
- Jefferson Keeth b: ABT 1801
- David Keeth b: ABT 1803 in Georgia
- Elleman Keeth b: ABT 1805
- Atturabel Keeth b: ABT 1808 in Georgia
- Author: Paticia Melton Lee
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