When Keziah Cloyes was born on 8 December 1705, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, James Cloyes, was 26 and her mother, Mary Towne, was 24. She married William “William of Marlborough” Goddard on 26 January 1726, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1705. She died on 10 March 1794, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 88, and was buried in Old Burying Ground, Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
English: topographic name from Middle English clouse, cluse, Old English clūse ‘bar, enclosure, narrow pass’, later ‘mill dam, sluicegate, or floodgate’. In the latter sense it may have been a metonymic occupational name applied to a miller. See also Clowser .
English: variant of Close or Clow , with post-medieval excrescent -s.
Americanized form of German Klaus .
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The Clayes family ascends from Lyman De Platt [KWHH-6L3] through Allie Lyman, Edward Partridge Lyman, Platte DeAlton Lyman, Eliza Maria Partridge, Lydia Clisbee, Miriam Howe, Rachel Goddard and Kezia …
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