James Keith, Jr. (c1734-1824) eventually succeeded Geo. Washington as President of this speculative venture in river navigation. On 2 Aug 1819 - James Keith, Sr. (c1734-1824) is voting 3 shares; James Keith, Jr., 10 shares. It is the son who - after James Sr.'s death - is President of the Committee that surrenders the Company to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company [Congressional record, vol. 361, p. 43, dated 10 July 1828].
A John Keith signs a call from the President and Directors of the Patowmack Company, dated Great Falls, July 2, 1799. Is this John the brother of James, Sr. (1735-1809 & another son of Rev. James Keith & Mary Isham Randolph); or the son of James, Sr., John Contee Keith (c1757-1835)? EditDelete