Name: George "of Patterson Mill" KEITH 1
Birth: ABT 1762 in Parish of North Frodingham, County Yorkshire, ENGLAND
Death: 1817 in McRae (fka Patterson Mill Creek), Telfair County, Georgia USA
Census: 1800 Brunswick County, NC Federal Census; males (2) 1-10, (1) 10-16; (1) 45+; females (1) 1-10, (1) 10-16, (1) 45+
Military Service: 1812 War of 1812 -- Third Regiment -- Brunswick Co, NC
Immigration: BET 1780 AND 1810 North Carolina to possibly Pennsylvania
Immigration: ABT 1810 Removed to North Carolina again
Immigration: BET 1813 AND 1817 Removed to southern United States of America, possibly Georgia or Alabama
Note 1819 State of Alabama was created from what was then part of Georgia's "Indian Lands"
Note This couple had at least 13 children together.
Reference Number: IND2422
"Henry County (Alabama) Register of 30 May 1873 has an article saying th at in 1816 (before Alabama is a State in 1818) in that spring Colonel Robe rt IRWIN, Jarrel PATTERSON, Edward S. COX, George KEITH, Jonah KEITH and J ames KEITH crossed the Chattahoochee River at Fort Valley, Georgia (now Pe ach County). The article says James KEITH was killed by indians and Jon ah KEITH survived and his descendants now live in Geneva County (Alabam a) ...."
SOURCE: posted by George A. KEITH (now deceased) in the Henry County, AL
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The Heritage Book of Henry Co., Alabama, printed 2002 ===
"In January, 1816, before there was any Alabama organized or any Hen ry or Barbour counties were known, and while all this land was embrac ed in the Mississippi Territory and inhabited on by the wild beast, fowl a nd Indian, George Gamble, the father of our fellow citizens, James, Willia m, John L. and Robert Gamble, together with one Wm. Brown, the father of T homas Brown living near Columbia in this county, undertook to "spy out t he land" and crossed the Chattahoochee River with their families at what w as afterwards called Fort Gaines in honor of General Gaines. They both se ttled on the south side of what was afterwards called Patterson Mill Cre ek - now McRae's - about two miles below Franklin, and made a crop that ye ar jointly on an old field theretofore cleared and abandoned by the Indian s. These were the first white settlers to come over, but in that spring C ol. Robert Irvin, Jarrett Patterson, Edward S. Cox, GEORGE KEITH, JONAH KE ITH and JAMES KEITH came over and settled in the same neighborhood. Irv in and Patterson made a crop where Franklin now is situated; Edward Cox a nd JAMES KEITH settled south of what is now known as Watson's branch, a nd JONAH (KEITH) settled above the mouth of the creek a mile below Frankli n. Robert Gamble, mentioned above, was the first white male child bo rn in the territory. JONAH KEITH was the father of DAVID KEITH of Gene va (Alabama). In October of this year hosilities with the Indians commenc ed, and none of this handful of settlers were any moment safe, but were li able to be shot and scalped at all times; and JAMES KEITH was shot and kil led in his sick bed. They were therefore compelled to seek safety in Fo rt Gaines, where they were compelled to remain, or be butchered, till Mar ch 1817, when peace was declared.
During this long confinement in the fort the only solace left them was th at they could buy their own corn from the Indians professing to be
friendly, but who would shoot, scalp and steal from the whites with gre at delight, on the sly.
JAMES KEITH was killed by Indians as heretofore stated. JONAH and GEOR GE KEITH settled in the vicinity of Columbia."
"George KEITH said to be son of William (d. 1810), was in NC militia in 18 14, and crossed from Ft. Gaines, GA to Old Franklin, AL in 1816 as did h is brothers, James and Jonah. In OCT 1816, James Keith was killed by indi ans in Henry Co., AL. We have no accounting of Jonah or George in Alabam a. Possibly one of these men was the husband (d. ca 1850) of Marzy Lee (L ewis) KEITH (b. 1789, Darlington, SC), known to have lived about 10 mil es south of Montgomery, AL when first married. She lived to 116 yea rs of age, had 13 children."
Father: William KEITH b: 8 JUL 1710 in Parish of North Frodingham, County Yorkshire, ENGLAND
Mother: Martha ELLIS b: 28 JUN 1730 in Westminster, London, County Middlesex, ENGLAND c: 9 AUG 1730 in Whitchurch, County Shropshire, ENGLAND
Marzy Lee LEWIS b: ABT 1789 in Darlington District, South Carolina
BET 1802 AND 1812
in possibly near Montgomery County, Alabama USA
- "The Keith Genealogy" by J. Montgomery Seaver (published 1930)