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www.childers-shepherd.org, 16 Oct 2009
James Graham Keith
14 May 1844 (1840?) - 15 Apr 1865
Bunc Co NC                  Bunc Co NC
Morgan Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, north
Buncombe County, NC; July 2009.
Note: The 1850 US Census, Buncombe County, lists an
age of 10; the 1860 US Census for Madison Co NC lists
an age of 20. (Madison Co was formed in 1851 from
portions of Buncombe County and Yancey County.) By
1880, James' mother, widow Catherine Roberts Keith
was living in Flat Creek, Buncombe County, with sons
John Y. Keith, Barnett W. Keith, and Thomas P. Keith.

The American Civil War Soldiers database says "Enlisted
as a Private on 13 August 1861 at the age of 21".
Was he married?

The NC Marriage Collection lists the marriage of James G.
Keith to Lucinda Ray, 18 Aug 1864, in Madison County.

The NC Death Certificate of Lou Sindia Keith (1818 - 1922)
lists spouse name as "Graham Keith", but lists her parents
as Billy Rice and Sindia Rice.

If anyone can clarify, please
let us know.