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Seth Keyes d Nov 1818 - misc. notes FYI
Posted by: Timothy Simpson (ID *****2817) Date: July 22, 2008 at 06:46:34
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RE: Seth Keyes
Genealogical & Family History of The State of Vermont Lewis Publishing 1903
pp 667-668 has nice bio of Samuel Keyes (includes picture of Samuel Keyes)
....Samuel Keyes b Pownal VT 28 Jan 1812, youngest child of Seth Keyes from Hartford CT and Esther (Morgan) Keyes d/o Joseph Morgan of Pownal VT who served his country 7 years or all through the Revolutionary war, and took an active part in the battle of Bennington 16 Aug 1877 and was one of the guard over the prisoners, after the battle, in the old meeting house on the hill.
       Seth Keyes d Nov 1818 leaving 5 ch: Hiram b 1798; Anna b 1799; Joseph b 1801; Horatio b 1803; Samuel b 1812.
       Samuel was a builder (stone and brick) and became a contractor and master builder at the age of 22. He built The Hunt mill, Cambell mill, Putnam house, court house, postoffice and many others; and also built several buildings at Williamstown MA, Blackinton MA, North Adams MA, Adams MA and various other places. He was a JP for 40 years, and held various other positions.
       Samuel md in 1835 to Susan, eldest d/o Dr. Thomas Bannister, of Pownal VT, formerly of Brookfield MA. Samuel died in his 90th year at his home on 30 Aug 1901; his wife died 31 Jan 1902. They were laid to rest in Bennington's historic ground, at the Center. They left 3 sons and 3 daughters: Albert, Delia A, Celestia S, Catherine E, Samuel J and Andrew S.
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Reel #33 Miscellaneous Vermont Newspapers
The Daily News Bennington VT 16 Aug 1875 dbs transcription
----Joseph Keyes has one of the best gardens we have seen this year......
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Reel #33 Miscellaneous Vermont Newspapers
Vermont Centennial Bennington, VT., July 17, 1877 dbs transcription
In the death of Joseph Keyes at his late residence on North street last Friday morning, at the age of 75 years, another local landmark is removed. A native of Pownal he came to this village about forty-four years ago, where he has since lived in the esteem of the entire community. It was only a few days since, when apparently in usual health, that he accompanied a grandson to Stonny Creek, Connecticut, and while there contracted an illness which terminated fatally about a week after his return. The funeral obsequies last Sunday afternoon drew together a large circle of mourning relatives and friends to pay the last tribute of respect to an upright and conscientious citizen. His son, Dr. W. M. Keyes, of Georgeville, P. Q., and his daughters, Mrs. Brewer of Wilbraham, Mass., and Mrs. Godfrey, were among the immediate relatives present.
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Not sure if this one might be s/o Samuel, or a different Albert Keyes:
Bennington Banner - Bennington, Vermont
Thursday, May 9, 1867
-----Died -- In this village, on the morning of May 3d, instant, Mrs. ADDIE M KEYES, wife of Mr. Albert Keyes, of this place, and daughter of Mr. Chauncey Sherman, of Bl?ckinton, Mass., aged 19 years and 6 months.
-----Special Notices A CARD
Messrs. Editors: I wish through the columns of our paper to return my sincere thanks to the many kind neighbors and friends who rendered me such timely assistance through my late afflictions, in the sickness and death of my beloved wife. Albert Keyes.
May 6th, 1867.
[dbs note Addie, w/o Albert Keyes b 1848 (gravestone rec East Lawn cem) Wmstown VR]
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[Mary M Keyes, d Seymour, laborer, & Malvina b 20 Feb 1846 Williamstown VR]
1850 Berkshire Co MA Williamstown
166/338/350 14 Sept 1850
Seymore Keyes 27 m farmer VT
Malvina 26 f VT
Martha 7 f MA in sch
Mary 4 f MA in sch
Betsey 2 f MA
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Not sure about the connection of any of these:

1850 Rutland Co VT Rutland
32/367/423 7 Aug 1850 with Strongs
Albert Keyes 36 m laborer VT
Roxa " 31 VT & 4 ch

1850 Adams, Berkshire Co MA
22/134/134 23 July 1850 w/Daniel Workman & others
Horatio Keyes 24 m cabinet maker VT

1850 Adams Berkshire Co MA
56/647/647 6 Aug 1850
William Mitchell 40 m occ none 2000 MA
Julina 40 f MA
Wells 9 m MA sch
Louisa Cook 38 f MA
Mary Keyes 18 f OH


If anyone can help, I am looking for any info on a George Keyes who was b 1844-1845 Vermont (probably Bennington County).


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