Samuel Jackson Keith Collection
Samuel Jackson Keith was born in 1831 in Jackson County, Tennessee. He attended
public school and worked on his father's farm until he was eighteen years of age.
In 1855, he moved to Nashville. He worked in the wholesale grocers business and
was partner in Nevins, Keith and Company. He moved to New Orleans in 1866 where
he conducted a commission business in cotton and tobacco under the firm-name of
Kirkpatrick, Nevins and Keith. He returned to Nashville in 1878, went into banking,
and he was elected president of the First National Bank. In May 1897, he was elected
president of the Tennessee Bankers' Association. He served as a member of Vanderbilt
University's Board of Trust from 1894-1909.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains three file folders with information regarding the family tree of Samuel Jackson Keith.
- July 9, 1986
- July 22, 1986
- Family Tree: Keith Family
- Newspaper Clipping: Mrs. John Keith Maddin - Obituary - July 1986
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