Alpheus Kies

Brief Life History of Alpheus

When Alpheus Kies was born on 18 April 1788, in Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, JOSEPH P KIES, was 36 and his mother, Mary Nichols, was 36. He married Elizabeth Lazell on 17 February 1808, in Sempronius, Cayuga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 October 1864, in Clinton, Clinton Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Clinton, Clinton Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Alpheus Kies
Elizabeth Lazell
Marriage: 17 February 1808
Calvin L. Kise
Joseph Kies
Mary Jane Kies
Joseph Stocking Kies
Sarah E Kies
George Dwight Kies

Sources (4)

  • Alpheus Kies, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Alpheus Kies, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alpheus Kies in entry for Alonzo Clark and Sarah E. Ives, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"

World Events (8)


George Washington elected first president of United States.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kis ‘gravel, low grade iron ore’, hence probably a topographic name for someone living on land characterized by coarse sand and pebbles or a metonymic occupational name for an iron smelter.

Dutch: nickname for someone who was very chaste or behaved refined, from kies ‘delicate, refined’, kuis ‘chaste, pure’.

Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a dentist, for someone who healed and pulled sore teeth, from kies ‘molar’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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