David Keyes

1722–1792 (Age 69)
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of David

When David Keyes was born on 20 September 1722, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Elias Keyes, was 28 and his mother, Keziah S Brigham, was 24. He died about 1792, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Elias Keyes
Keziah S Brigham
Elias Keyes Jr.
Mary Keyes
David Keyes
Robert Keyes
Mary Keyes(Chamberlain)
Charles Keyes
Keziah Keyes
Paul Keyes
Zenas Keyes
Martha Keyes
Thadeus Keyes
Deliverance Keyes

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Age 54

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

Age 54

"""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 59

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)

  • Elias Keyes, Probate records, 1761-1917; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YB-777P
  • Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850
  • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988

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