Joel Martin KEITH Rosa C KEITH Reuben Roper KEITH Samuel Anderson KEITH John Henry KEITH Sanora WHITTAMORE Oliver Dyer KEITH Absalom Blye KEITH Martha M KEITH Martin Lafayette KEITH Mary Jane ROPER Mini tree diagram

John B KEITH3,2

12th Oct 18291,2 - 31st Aug 18641,2

Life History

12th Oct 1829

Born in Habersham County, Georgia.1,2

11th Dec 1856

Married Sanora WHITTAMORE in Murray County, Georgia.8,3

9th Dec 1861

Birth of son John Henry KEITH in Murray County, Georgia.4,5,6,7

31st Aug 1864

Died in Jonesboro, Clayton, Georgia.1,2

after 31st Aug 1864

Buried in Confederate Cemetery, Jonesboro, Clayton, Georgia.1,2


  • A listing for a John B Keith appears to refer to this John B Keith, born in 1829.  The report says he did not survive the war, which matches with the date of death of John in 1864.  John is recorded as joining the Confederate Army in 1861.

    Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978
    Murray County, Georgia, Marriages
    Sonora Whitamore
    Marriage 11 Dec 1856 Murray, Georgia
    Spouse John B Keith
    License issued 8 Dec 1856

    John B Keith
    Residence Murray County, Georgia
    Enlistment 16 Dec 1861
    Rank at enlistment: Private
    State Served Georgia
    Survived the War?: No
    Enlisted in on 16 Dec 1861. Enlisted in Company A, Georgia 39th Infantry Regiment on 10 Mar 1862. Promoted to Full 2nd Corporal on 12 Apr 1862. Mustered out [sic] on 31 Aug 1864 at Jonesboro, GA
    Sources:  Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865 Research by Mark Davis
    --  U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles,

    The report is somewhat confusing at first, reporting that John was "mustered out on 31 Aug 1864."  However, this is the date of his death, so he was "mustered out" by death.  His death in the war is probably one reason we find his son John H Keith in the home of his mother's parents.  John is in the home of James A Whittemore and his wife Melinda, the parents of his mother Sonora.  Note that some sources, including family genealogies, spell her family name as Whittamore.

    John B. Keith
    Birth Oct. 12, 1829 Habersham County, Georgia
    Death Aug. 31, 1864 Jonesboro, Clayton County, Georgia

    Company A 39th Georgia Infantry CSA
    Killed in Civil War Battle of Jonesboro, Morgan's Raid into Kentucky May-Sept 1864 - Union Victory
    A Memorial Marker is placed for John next to his parents at Eton Cemetery, Eton, Georgia

    Joel Martin Keith (1792 - 1867)
    Mary Jane Roper Keith (____ - 1875)
    Spouse Sanora Whittemore Keith (1835 - 1913)
    Son John Henry Keith (1861 - 1946)

    Rosa C. Keith Bates (1821 - 1894)
    Reuben Roper Keith (1822 - 1864)
    Samuel Anderson Keith (1824 - 1889)
    Oliver Dyer Keith (1831 - 1914)
    Abselom Blye Keith (1833 - 1923)
    Burial Confederate Cemetery, Clayton County, Georgia

    Maintained by Cindy, Originally Created by Michael Dover Feb 21, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #65946424,


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