Name: David Hayes KEITH 1 2 3
Birth: 1815 in North or South Carolina
Death: 1860 in Geneva (fka Coffee) County, Alabama
Census: 1830 Fayette County, GA Federal Census; Page 182
Census: 1840 Jackson County, FL Federal Census
Census: 1850 Coffee Co AL Fed Census; Reel No. M432-3; Enum. 29 Oct 1850 by Alfred McGee; Sheet No. 285A, Page 564
Census: 29 OCT 1850 Coffee County, AL Federal Census; House 271
Occupation: 1840 Merchant
Occupation: 1850 Merchant, valued at $2, 500
PROP: 1844 Purchased land in Jackson County, FL.
PROP: 1849 Purchased land in Geneva County, AL.
PROP: 1850 Purchased land in Geneva County, AL.
Burial: 1860 Geneva City Cemetery, Geneva, Geneva County, Alabama
Note DAVID HAYS KEITH and MARTHA P. McCORKLE are my biological 3rd great paternal grandparents.
Note 1850 Age 35 years, born NC, married, h/h, white, male; DAVID H. KEITH
Reference Number: IND2415
1840 Jackson County, FL Federal Census; Reel M704-36; Page 187
Males: (1) 5-10; (1) 20-30
Females: (1) 10-15; (1) 20-30
My Notes: Apparently his mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hays Keith Allen, w as not living with him in 1840 Jackson Co, FL. I have yet to discover whe re she was between 1830-1870.
DAVID H. KEITH had jury duty and appears in Book "B" of Geneva County, Ala bama.
David H. Keith owned a great deal of land in Holmes County, Florida, as we ll as the land he owned in Geneva County, Alabama, some of which is alo ng the Choctawhatchee River. Some of the land is at R15W, T5N. He owned t he Steamboat "8th of January" which ran the river from the gulf to Genev a. The steamboat was 98 tons and was built in Portsmouth, Ohio in 814 6. It originally operated out of Cincinnati. Ohio. The Steamboat sank on t he Choctawhatchee Riber at a place now known as the Eighth of January Cuto ff, just below January Island, five miles below Cerro Gordo and just nor th of Caryville.
"Geneva, Alabama - A History":
"Mercantile business in Geneva: David H. Keith resided here his lifetim e, died early in 1860. He left Jim, Jonah, and Tom, three boys, one daught er and a wife. Mr. Jonah Keith is still in Geneva in the mercantile busine ss. He is at present a Representative of Geneva County in the Legislature. "
The Daily Alabama Journal has several articles about Coffee county being r epresented in the state convention concerning succession from the Unio n. They are dated 1850/1851, nearly ten years before the War of Northe rn Aggression. Last article entitled "Union Meeting in Coffee", elects fi ve men to review the delegates to be sent to the convention that will repr esent Coffee County, AL, and my David H. Keith was one of them. (Daily Ala bama Journal, April 21, 1851, page 2). Thought this was so cool.
Father: Jonah KEITH b: 1774 in Brunswick County, North Carolina
Mother: Mary Elizabeth HAYES b: 1790 in Cheraw District, Chesterfield, Darlington & Marlboro Counties, South Carolina
Martha P. MCCORKLE b: 15 JAN 1819 in Early (fka Creek Indian Lands) County, Georgia
27 OCT 1836
in Early County, Georgia
- William Jonah "C. S. A." KEITH , Sr. b: 26 OCT 1841 in Jackson County, Florida
- James Madison "C. S. A." KEITH b: 1844 in Jackson County, Florida
- Mary Elizabeth Jane KEITH b: 1849 in Geneva, Coffee County, Alabama
- Martha Callie KEITH b: 1854 in Geneva, Coffee County, Alabama
- Thomas B. Jonah KEITH b: 1856 in Geneva, Coffee County, Alabama
- Fayette Co GA Federal Census
- Jackson Co FL Federal Census
- Coffee Co AL Federal Census