I have Elbert Benson Keeter born 1811/1812 Rutherford Co, NC and died 1869 or 1902 ; buried Sardis Church Cemetery, Canton, GA. Married 1834 Mahala Azarene Taylor, born 29 May 1812. She is buried in Sardis Church Cem. also. There are 13 kids: Christopher Mills--12 Mar 1852 Canton, Cherokee, GA; married Susan Francis Timmons.
Sophronia (Sophie) Keeter--born 21 May 1853 Canton also, and married Perry Hasty.
Susan Katherine-1844 Spartanburg, SC; married Ruben Ellis.
John Henry--1836 Spartanburg; married Vinetta Adeline Timmons.
Albert Lafayette--4 Oct 1847 Canton, Cherokee, GA; married Julia Ann Ellis 19 Oct 1865
James Jefferson--28 Jul 1838 Spartanburg, SC; married Melinda Bass,7 Jan 1862; 2) Nancy Rebecca Bass.
Andrew "A.N." --1840 Spartanburg,SC; died in Civil War 20 Sep 1862 MD.
Rufus A--born 1842 Spartanburg, SC;
Perry Benson--4 Jan 1845 Spartanburg, SC; married Phoebe Louise Akins.
Elizabeth Leticia--31 Dec 1846 Canton, Cherokee, GA; died Oct 1902 Texas
William Worth--Apr 1850 Canton, Cherokee, GA; married Mary Nancy E. Timmons
Mahaley A. "Haley"--1855 Canton, Cherokee, GA; married William Robinson
Missouri Amberdine--1858 Canton, Cherokee, GA.
Albert died in Keeter, Wise County, Texas--the town was named after him.
Elbert Benson's father is John Keeter and mother is Susannah Benson.
One source for this family is Nancy Timmons of Texas; another source is Patsey Keeter, and her dictionary of Keeter.
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