Joel Martin KEITH Rosa C KEITH Reuben Roper KEITH Samuel Anderson KEITH John B KEITH Oliver Dyer KEITH Absalom Blye KEITH Martha M KEITH Dianna Catherine TERRY Mary Jane ROPER Mini tree diagram

Martin Lafayette KEITH1,2,7,3,8,4,9,5,6

6th Nov 18351,2,3,4,5 - between 1900 and 19075,6

Life History

6th Nov 1835

Born in Murray County, Georgia.1,2,3,4,5

22nd Nov 1855

Married Dianna Catherine TERRY in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.8,9

between 1900 and 1907

Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee.5,6

1900 last census he appears in

Notes

  • The first documented record of Martin L Keith is the 1850 census.

    1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 15 November, page 267,Hse/Fam #1650
    Martin Keith 58 Male Farmer $5000 Real Estate  born Virginia [b abt1792]
    Jane Keith 54 Female born South Carolina [b abt 1796]
    Martin L Keith 14 Male Farmer  born Georgia [b abt 1836]

    Originally I got the name of Deanna Terry's husband from the Terryfamily History in about September 2007.  This had no birth informationor other details.  In interim months I added more Terry and Keithinformation.  As I was researching the Terrys and Keiths again inAugust 2008, I found an M L Keith living near other Keiths who werekin to the Terrys.

    The age and proximity indicated this was Martin L Keith, son of MartinKeith and Mary Jane Roper, who were living 2 houses down from M L, 23years old in 1860.  This matched the Martin L Keith with them in 1850. His wife was named Catherine, age 22, born in Georgia as M L Keithwas.  This age, with an estimated birth year of 1838, fit the limitedinfo on Deanna Terry, born about 1839 in census information related tothe Terrys.

    This appears to be the right match, and enables us to fill out theinformation on Deanna, missing from other spotty Terry resources.  Itappears that her full name was Deanna Catherine or Catherine Deanna.Keith family genealogies give us the full name of Martin, being MartinLafayette Keith, born 6 November 1835.  This is a little off from thecensus information, as we might expect.  In the 1850 census, MartinKeith, son of Martin and Jane, was 14, meaning birth in about 1836.As we saw, his age in the July 1860 census would be about 1837, whichcould be 1836 depending on the month of his birth.  I will follow theexact date reported by several Keith family genealogies.

    1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 30 July, Militia District1013, PO Hoplers Mills, page 101, Hse #717, Fam #681
    M L Keith 23 M Farm Laborer [ No Real Estate] $320 Personal  bornGeorgia [abt 1837]
    Catherine Keith 22 F born Georgia [abt 1838]

    Martin's parents are living three houses away.

    1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 30 July, Militia District1013, PO Hoplers Mills, page 101, Hse #714, Fam #678
    Martin Keith 68 M Farmer $420 Real Estate $3745 Personal born Virginia[abt 1792]
    Jane Keith 63 F born South Carolina [abt 1797]

    In 1870, Martin's mother Jane is living with them.  This is the lastreference I find to Mary Jane Roper Martin, who apparently died sometime after the 1870 census.

    1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 25 July, Militia District1013, PO Spring Place, page 9 (scan p 548), Hse/Fam #61
    Keith, Martin L 34 M W Farmer $1500 Real Estate $300 Personal  bornGeorgia [b abt 1836]
    Keith, Catheine [sic] 32 F W Keeping House born Georgia [b abt 1797]
    Keith, Frances 13 F W born Georgia [b abt 1857]
    Keith, Mary A 6 F W born Georgia [b abt 1864]
    Keith, James R 4 M W born Georgia [b abt 1866]
    Keith, Jane 1 F W born Georgia [b abt 1869]
    Keith, Jane 73 F W No Occupation born South Carolina [b abt 1797]

    1880 Federal Census, Catoosa County, Georgia, 11 June, CatoosaDistrict 1109, Enumeration District 13, page 14, Hse #129, Fam #135
    Keith, Martin L M W 45  Farmer GA VA SC [b abt 1835]
    Keith, Catherine F W 43 Wife  Keeping House GA GA GA [b abt 1837]
    Keith, Mary A 15 Dau F W GA GA GA [b abt 1865] At Home
    Keith, James R 13 Son M W GA GA GA [b abt 1867] Farm Laborer
    Keith, Jane R 11 Dau F W GA GA GA [b abt 1869] At Home
    Keith, George M 8 Son M W GA GA GA [b abt 1872]
    Keith, Maggie A 6 Dau F W GA GA GA [b abt 1874]
    -- page 15 --
    Keith, Maud E 10 months [Dau?-not stated] F W GA GA GA [b Aug 1879]
    Keith, George M 3 Grandson M W  GA  Don't Know  GA [b abt 1877]

    Not enough information is available to know who the parents of GeorgeKeith are.

    By 1900 Martin and Kate have moved to Whitfield County, Georgia, justsouth of Hamilton County, Tennessee, where the county seat isChattanooga.

    1900 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia, 24 June, DaltonDistrict outside Dalton Town, District 105, Page 18, House #326,Family #347
    Keith, Martin L  Head W M Nov 1835 64  Married 42 years  GA SC SCFarmer  Owns Farm
    Keith, Catherine  Wife W F Feb 1838 62  Married 42 years  2 children/2living GA SC TN
    Keith, Martin J  Son W M Jul 1882  17  Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer

    The number of years they have been married here does not match thebirth date reproted by family sources:  22 November 1855.

    Martin died some time after this 1900 census and before 1907, whenCatherine is reported as a widow in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, CityDirectory.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Chattanooga, Tennessee, City Directory, 1907, p 373
    Keith Catherine wid Martin L r 205 Main R'dale [Rockdale]

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Chattanooga, Tennessee, City Directory, 1912, p 373
    Keith Catherine wid Martin L r 1205 Watkins R'dale [Rockdale]

    Catherine died in Chattanooga in 1915.

Sources

  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Richard Bates,
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Catooga County, Georgia
    • 11 June, Catooga District 1109, Enumeration District 13, page 14, Hse
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 25 July, Militia District 1013, PO Spring Place, page 9 (scan p 548),
  • 4. 1850 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 15 November, page 267, Hse/Fam #1650
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia
    • 24 June, Dalton District outside Dalton Town, District 105, Page 18,
  • 6. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee, City Directory, 1907, p 373
  • 7. 1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 30 July, Militia District 1013, PO Hoplers Mills, page 101, Hse #717,
  • 8. Terry Family -- 105
    • Name: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~troy/ghtout/gp105.htm;
  • 9. Terry Family -- Descendants
    • Location:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troy/terry/lewisterrydescendanttree.html;

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