Holliday Family Genealogy

This Holliday Line comes from the lineage of

John Henry "Doc" Holliday, dentist a...

John Henry “Doc” Holliday, dentist and gambler, an ally of the Earps at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Holliday and Anne Ayres of Wilkes County, GA.  The name Ayres runs deep through this family, used both for first and middle names.  It is from this line that John Henry (Doc) Holliday was born.  Doc Holliday was from the line of William Holliday, Jr – brother of Ayres Holliday.

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Keith Family Genealogy

Willie Nelson and his guitar "Trigger"

Willie Nelson and his guitar “Trigger” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Keith line begins with William Keith of Ireland. Two sons are known to him at this time; and so far only one (Nichodemus Keith) has been thoroughly researched. The line of this site comes through one of his sons – John Birden Keith.  Through this Keith line, some notable people can be traced, among which are singer\songwriter Willie Nelson and actress Lana Turner.

This screenshot shows Lana Turner in a carriage.

This screenshot shows Lana Turner in a carriage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Keith was born probably between 1730 and 1739 in Ireland. It is unknown at this time who he married or when he died.

Children of WILLIAM KEITH

NICHODEMUS KEITH b. Abt. 1755, Ireland.
Gabriel KEITH b. unknown

Cartwright Genealogy

This Cartwright line begins with Thomas Peter Cartwright, Jr. and Elizabeth Shaw.

Their daughter Clarissa married John Thomas Blount.  Two of their other children, Matthew Winston Cartwright and William Peter Cartwright fought at the Battle of San Jacinto in the Texas Revolution.

Blount Family Genealogy

The Blount Family

The real expert on the Blount family line is a relative named Teri.  She has done so much research on the Blount line that you could spend a year just wading through what she has posted on Rootsweb.com.

The following photo was taken at the Blount family reunion in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas in the 1960s:

This Blount line begins with:

Frederick Blount and Miorum (Mary) Koen? – (Koen may have been her maiden name, but we do not know for sure yet).  Koen is used as a middle name and even a first name in several descendants, and there are some Koen families in the census in their vicinity.

Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto.

Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of his sons came to Texas and most of their family followed in the early 1800′s.  That was the family of John Thomas Blount and Clarissa Ann Cartwright.  Two of Clarissa’s brothers, Matthew and William Peter Cartwright fought at the Battle of San Jacinto in the Texas Revolution.

Moving Ancestry Site

After nearly a decade of this website being at http://www.bingham-keith.us, it is time to move to the new home – here!  Unfortunately, that means a lot of work.  After that long, the genealogy collection has become daunting, and I am painfully aware of the lack of maintenance.  The Family Tree is long overdue for shaping and some care, and my genealogy software is horribly outdated.  So, it’s back to work!

As for those of you who have emailed corrections at the old site, please accept my apologies.  Better communication is one of the goals for this new site.  For now, please direct any further communication to the “Contacts” page on this site.

As for timeline to complete the move – hard to say, but it will likely be months.  The “royal we” don’t move as quickly as we used to :-).

Thanks for visiting!  And please visit my Bible reading blog at http://graceofourlord.wordpress.com!