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Henry Clay Keeter (BUCK) born 22 Nov 1844 Rutherford County, North Carolina. Son of James G. Keeter & Elizabeth Justice (born 1804). Grandson of John Keeter & Amy Johnson. Great grandson of James & Lucy Keeter all of Rutherford Co, North Carolina (RCNC).

Henry Clay married 9 July 1868 in Rutherford Co., NC to Zilla (CILLA) Smith (daughter of John Smith & Susan Keeter who was a daughter of James Keeter & Elizabeth Justice.) Henry & Zilla moved to Marion County Arkansas. in 1872 their children were

  1. Margaret Keeter born 1869 in RCNC she married James McEntire
  2. Malcolm Edward Keeter born 1871 in RCNC he married Jacijanna Scrivner .
  3. Mary (Mollie) Keeter born 27 July 1872.
  4. Nancy Thedocia 'Docia ' Keeter born April 1874 in Marion county, Arkansas (MCAR); married Phillip Johnson 'Jonce' Elam. She died 1905, no children, she was buried in the Bruno Cemetery.
  5. Olive Louranie (Lou) Keeter born 13Nov 1875 MCAR; married W. O. 'Bill' Elam Olive died 31 March 1905.
  6. John Payton Keeter born 13 Apr 1877 d. 22 Dec. 1954 MCAR. married Hulda Cline
  7. William Cherry 'Will' Keeter born 28 Feb. 1879 MCAR, married Eva M. DePriest
  8. James H. 'Jimmie' Keeter born 10 Oct 1882 MCAR, died at age 4.
  9. Grover Cleveland 'Kneed; Keeter b. 27 Nov 1884 MCAR, married Delia Jane DePriest.
  10. Joseh Sidney Keeter born 01 July 1887 MCAR, died 28 June 1973; buried Bruno Cemetery. Married Savannah Ethel Dodd ( daughter of Sterling Price & Marilda (Strickland) Dodd.
  11. Oscar Lee (DOC) Keeter b Aug 1889 MCAR, died 25 March 1977 married Bertha Cline
  12. Nettie Florence Keeter b 19 April 1891 died 24 March 1950, married J. L. Blankenship
  13. Grace Dexter Keeter born June 1896 MCAR, married Ambrose Lay
  14. Tolitha Keeter born 1881, died very young.

Source; History of Marion County Arkansas 1900 Marion County Census Yellville Marion Co Ark. Cemetery Records ; Genealogies of Marion County Families 1811-1900; Fred McEntire of Utah

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