GREEN WOOD KEITH was born Abt. 1828 in Missouri. He was the eighth child of JOHN BIRDEN KEITH and POLLY ANN CRANE. He married SARAH L. BROWN May 31, 1849 in Hunt County, TX. She was the daughter of Richard Brown and Tilitha ?.
Green Wood Keith served in Company E of the Texas Sharpshooters Battallian during the Civil War along with his brother, George Washington Keith. He signed up on April 30, 1862 in Hunt County, Texas. He moved the family to Eastland County , Texas sometime before 1870 where they were enumerated in the census. He was given a land patent for 160 acres in Erath County, TX August 25, 1874. Then on October 8, 1888 another patent was issued in his name in Hunt County, suggesting they returned there.
Children of GREEN WOOD KEITH and SARAH L. BROWN
|MARY KEITH||b. Abt. 1851.|
|MILLER FRANKLIN KEITH||b. Abt. 1854; d. 1918, Mason County, TX.|
|GREEN C. KEITH||b. Abt. 1861.|
|ARDELIA C. KEITH||b. Abt. 1864.|
|WILEY H. KEITH||b. Abt. 1870, Missouri.|
|ELLEN J. KEITH||b. Abt. 1872.|
|ELMER MCCULLOUGH KEITH||b. Abt. 1875.|
|ELBERT OLIVER KEITH||b. Abt. 1878.|
- 1850 Census Hunt County, Texas
- 1870 Census Hunt County, Texas
- 1880 Census Eastland County, Texas
- 1920 Census Mason County Texas
- National Archives microfilm of Texas Confederate veteran’s service records. Film #M323-261.
- 160 acre land grant in Erath County in 1874 (see below)
- 160 acre land grant in Hunt County in 1888 (see below)
County: Erath Abstract Number: 476 District/Class: Milam Preemption File Number: 85 Original Grantee: Green W. Keith Patentee: Green W. Keith Title Date: Patent Date: 25 Aug 1874 Patent No: 28 Patent Vol: 2 Certificate: Part Section: Survey/Blk/Tsp: Adj County: Acres: 160.00 Adj Acres: Remarks:
County: Hunt Abstract Number: 1268 District/Class: Fannin 3rd File Number: 3373 Original Grantee: Green W. Keith Patentee: Green W. Keith Title Date: Patent Date: 08 Oct 1888 Patent No: 255 Patent Vol: 46 Certificate: Part Section: Survey/Blk/Tsp: Adj County: Acres: 160.00 Adj Acres: Remarks: