Nathan Keith

11 June 1785–4 March 1856 (Age 70)
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Nathan

When Nathan Keith was born on 11 June 1785, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Keith Jr., was 45 and his mother, Lydia Brown, was 39. He married Mary Kimball on 10 April 1809, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 4 March 1856, in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70.

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Nathan Keith
Mary Kimball
Marriage: 10 April 1809
Lydia Brown Keith
Marianna Agusta Keith

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  • Marriage
    10 April 1809Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 1
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 2
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    Age 19
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. The placename is derived from British Celtic cait- ‘wood’. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.German: nickname from Middle High German kīt ‘sprout, offspring’.History: George Keith (c. 1638–1716), born at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, came to NJ in or before 1685. In 1689 he settled in Philadelphia, where he became headmaster of the school now called the William Penn Charter School. He came into sharp collision with the Quaker leaders in PA and formed a separatist party known as the Christian Quakers, popularly known as ‘Keithians’.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Nathan Keith, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Nathan Keith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nathan Keith in entry for Lydia B. Sprague, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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