Alpheus Kies

18 April 1788–6 October 1864 (Age 76)
Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary 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, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Clinton, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alpheus Kies
1788–1864
Elizabeth Lazell
1790–1877
Marriage: 17 February 1808
Calvin L. Kise
1809–1866
Joseph Kies
1814–1814
Mary Jane Kies
1817–1853
Joseph Stocking Kies
1820–1889
Sarah E Kies
1824–1909
George Dwight Kies
1826–1888

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1808Sempronius, Cayuga, New York, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1789
    Age 1
    George Washington elected first president of United States.
    1802 · Brass is Discovered
    Age 14
    "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."
    1808
    Age 20
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Kiess
    Keas

    Sources (2)

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

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