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
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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.