The Descendants of Reuben KEITH

Fourth Generation


11. Hampton Lettie Jane KEITH (John Harvey , Gabriel P. , Reuben ) was born 1 APR 19 1886 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died MAR 12 1965 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried MAR 13 1965 in Chattanmilton County, Tennessee Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Hampton UNKNOWN Signed a Family Temperance Pledge. She MAY 9 1956 File # 469684, SoT, DoPH, Nashville, Tennessee.

Known as Lettie Jane, her family did not know her real name until I began this research. She lived on the farm all her life and only left when her dementia became a problem with her memory. She then lived with Bobbie in Chattanooga. Mammaw was a warm, loving person. She was a wonderful cook and canned many types of fruit and vegetables. I remember her on the back porch of the house churning butter. She would take the butter and eggs that her chickens laid to the Shipley grocery store (owned by John's nephew Creed Shipley), in Dayton, Tenn. and sell it to them. She made Mary and I corn shuck hats one summer. Mammaw was a good seamstress and made clothes for Mary and I from flour sacks. She always had a large garden behind the house and which she took care of herself. She never had a toilet or bathtub in the house, but did have water piped in and heated by a wood stove. During later years they had a telephone but never owned a television. Lettie Jane was the name she was known by all the family. Hampton is shown on the Tennessee census of 1900.
Notes by Granddaughter, Linda Kay Shipley Rompot

Hampton married John David SHIPLEY on OCT 7 1906 in Unknown. John was born 1 JAN 27 1884 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died 2 OCT 15 1974 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee from 1. Acute M. I. 2. Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease 3. Blood Clot R. Leg and was buried OCT 16 1974 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Chattanooga Memorial Park.

John #414-60-3894, issued in Tennessee.

1 _MDCL healthy, no major illnesses or injuries, suffered from skin cancer due to sun exposure


John David Shipley was known to the town people as "Penny John" because he was very conscious of spending money. My father, Claude recalls that his father, John, owned the first Model T Ford in Hamilton County, Tenn. The family first lived on the " creek" (Salecreek) near what was known as Aunt Anne Springs, they later moved to the house on "Shipley Hill".

John was a truck farmer who worked a 80 acre farm. During his farming he raised peaches, apples, watermelons, tomatoes, corn and other smaller crops. He took his produce to the Farmers Market in Chattanooga where it was sold. He and Lettie never had a bathroom in the house on "Shipley Hill". They did have water piped to the house but never installed a toilet or bathtub. He lived on the hill after Mammaw (Lettie) died for about 6 months, then moved in with Bobbie and lived there until his death. He drove his truck until he moved in with Bobbie. He always called me "Lindy". On Saturday night he would sit on the front porch and listen to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Salecreek. Notes by Linda Kay Shipley Rompot his granddaughter.

[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with S, Date of Import: Aug 11, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.66010.10]

Individual: Shipley, John
Birth date: Jan 27, 1884
Death date: Oct 1974
Social Security #: 414-60-3894
Last residence: TN 37411
State of issue: TN

They had the following children:

+ 17 M i Claude Wilbur SHIPLEY was born MAY 11 1908 and died FEB 21 2000.
  18 F ii Ruby Blanche SHIPLEY was born 1 AUG 16 1910 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died 2 JUL 6 1986 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee from Parkinson Disease.

Ruby #: 413-03-4469, issued in Tennessee.. She resided 4 in Last residence: TN 37421.

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Individual: Braig, Ruby
Birth date: Aug 16, 1910
Death date: Jul 1986
Social Security #: 413-03-4469
Last residence: TN 37421
State of issue: TN
        Ruby married William BRAIG on 1945 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. William was born 1 JUN 19 1909 in Unknown. He died 2 OCT 1971 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

William #: 410-10-5417, issued in Tennessee. He resided 4 in Last residence: TN 37405.

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Individual: Braig, William
Birth date: Jun 19, 1909
Death date: Oct 1971
Social Security #: 410-10-5417
Last residence: TN 37405
State of issue: TN
+ 19 M iii Coy Rexford SHIPLEY was born NOV 19 1912 and died NOV 21 1964.
  20 F iv Theola Elizabeth SHIPLEY
+ 21 F v Helen SHIPLEY
  22 F vi Bobbie Louise SHIPLEY
        Bobbie married Donald STULTZ

14. Lueanne KEITH (John Harvey , Gabriel P. , Reuben ) was born 1, 2 JUL 23 1895 in Tennessee. She died 3, 4 JAN 16 1968 in Alabama and was buried after JAN 16 1968 in Alabama.

Lueanne 1968 #420-09-3368, issued in Alabama. She 1968 Alabama. She UNKNOWN Signed a Family Temperance Pledge.

Lueanne married Clarence Marshall VESTER on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Clarence was born DEC 2 1894 in Unknown. He died AUG 12 1927 in Unknown and was buried after AUG 12 1927 in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  23 F i Mildred Ethel VESTER
  24 F ii Ruby Ann Elizabeth VESTER
  25 F iii Effie Mae VESTER
  26 F iv Sarah Ellen VESTER
  27 F v Wilma Lois VESTER

15. Willie M. KEITH (John Harvey , Gabriel P. , Reuben ) was born 1, 2 OCT 30 1898 in Tennessee. She died 3 AUG 1976 in Alabama and was buried after AUG 1976 in Alabama.

Willie 1976 #416-01-5146, Issued in Albama.. She 1976 Alabama, zip code 35208.

Willie married (1) John DURY on UNKNOWN in Unknown. John was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  28 M i John , Jr. DURY

Willie also married (2) Fnu ALMGREN on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Fnu was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

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