Robert Keyes

1725–1795 (Age 69)
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Keyes was born on 18 April 1725, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elias Keyes, was 30 and his mother, Keziah S Brigham, was 27. He married Azuba in 1768, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died in 1795, in his hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Keyes
1725–1795
Azuba
1726–
Marriage: 1768
Elizabeth Keyes
1754–1798
Hannah Keyes
1756–
Phebe Keyes
1759–
David Keyes
1763–1829
Mary Keyes
1767–1769
Jane Keyes
1767–
Asenath Keyes
1769–1836
Jane Keyes
1769–1866
Sene Keyes
1769–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1768
Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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siblings

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 51

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 51

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 56

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Kay .2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Guise in Aisne, Picardy, which is first recorded in the 12th century as Gusia; the etymology is uncertain.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McKay ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Keyes, "Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Keyes, "Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Robert in entry for Elizabeth Keyes, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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