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John Houston Keeble
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Birth: Feb., 1845
Blount County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep., 1882
Henderson County
Texas, USA

The following quote is attributed to the late Mrs. Patricia Keeble Noble, a great-granddaughter of John Houston Keeble, from a letter she sent to the late Albert W. Dockter, Jr, a Keeble historian. It can be found in his book, "Revolutionary War Veteran William Keeble of Blount County, Tennessee and his Heirs," on pages 88 & 89. The book was published in 2007 by Heritage Books, Inc.
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"John Houston Keeble's father, James H. Keeble, married Mary A. Sneed on February 25th,1844. They had ten children. John Houston was the eldest in the 1860 Census. The family was living in Catoosa County, Georgia. On February 16,1863, John Houston enlisted in Company I of the 1st Confederate Regiment of Georgia Volunteers. He was wounded in the right foot at the battle of Franklin in Tennessee on November 30, 1864. He was captured on December 17, 1864 when Federal Troops overran the Confederate rear guard and captured the wounded as southern troops retreated from their defeat in Nashville. John Houston was forwarded to Louisville, Kentucky, where he pledged allegiance to the U.S. Government.

His family, whose farm was located on what became part of the battleground near Chattanooga, lost all their belongings when a fire swept the battlefield killing Confederate and Yankee troops alike. John Houston was released to Rock Mills in Randolph County, Alabama where the family had relocated in his absence. There he married Martha Caroline Muldrew and fathered four children: James Taylor, John David, William Lafayette and Mary Caroline. The mother, Martha Caroline died in 1875 in Alabama and John Houston subsequently married Martha Caroline's widowed sister Amarintha Susan Muldrew Cook. They moved to Henderson County, Texas about 1878 where they lived on a Caney Creek farm. John Houston died in 1882 and is buried in an unmarked grave at Old Sand Flat Cemetery. Amarintha Susan provided for all five children by operating an apple mill in Henderson County, Texas."

Family links: 
  James Houston Keeble (1824 - 1886)
  Mary Ann Sneed Keeble (1820 - 1884)
  Amarinthia Susan Muldrew Keeble (1845 - 1917)
  James Taylor Keeble (1867 - 1923)*
  John David Keeble (1870 - 1897)*
  William Lafayette Keeble (1872 - 1946)*
  Mary Caroline Keeble Meredith (1874 - 1957)*
  Georgia Houston Keeble Meredith (1882 - 1911)*
  John Houston Keeble (1845 - 1882)
  Elizabeth J. Keeble Muldrew (1847 - 1898)*
  Taylor S. Keeble (1849 - 1917)*
  Sarah Alice Keeble Davis (1850 - 1928)*
  Adella Keeble Hendon (1861 - 1879)*
  Athella Keeble Hendon (1861 - 1919)*
  Joe Morris Keeble (1862 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Sand Flat Pioneer Cemetery
Henderson County
Texas, USA
Created by: MSL
Record added: Mar 18, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126532940
John Houston Keeble
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Thanks for your service, John Houston. Rest in peace.
 Added: Mar. 19, 2014

 Added: Mar. 18, 2014

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