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“Over the course of the millennia, all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world. What will you do with your time on this Earth? How will you contribute to the ongoing story of humankind?” ~ Laurence Overmire

Willie Keitt

Posted by Tonya Keitt Kalule

This is a picture of Nathaniel Hawthorne Keitt from Orangeburg, SC. His father was Willie Keitt.



Yesterday I replied to a post that I found on one of the genealogy forums about Willie Keitt. I am in no way sure that it is my great grandfather Willie, but I am hoping that there is some connection. The post states that this person is looking for a Willie Keitt that had 8 children, but after the death of his wife, the kids were dispersed. My grandfather Nathaniel was born to Willie and Viola Keitt.

Nathaniel and his brother Romeo was raised by their grandparents (assuming paternal) Joshua and Elizabeth Keitt. In the 1910 census they lived in Orangeburg, SC with their grandparents. Nathaniel was 5 years old and his brother was 10 years old. At this point we are not aware of why they were living with their grandparents. We don't know what happened to his parents.

Is it possible that my grandfather had 6 more siblings?

What I do know is that there is a great deal of Keitts in the Orangeburg, South Carolina area. Hopefully I hear back from the person on the forum, this will give me a little insight for sure.


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