Keziah Cloyes

Female8 December 1705–10 March 1794

Brief Life History of Keziah

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.

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Family Time Line

William “William of Marlborough” Goddard
Keziah Cloyes
Marriage: 26 January 1726
Mary Goddard
Josiah Goddard
Deacon James Goddard
Rachel Goddard
Solomon Goddard
Hannah Goddard
Lydia Goddard
Jane Goddard
John Goddard
Moses Goddard
Ruth Goddard
Richard Goddard

Sources (42)

  • Cazier Clayes, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Kezia Clayes in entry for William Goddard, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Kezia Clayes, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1726Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 71

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 81

    Oldest grave seen in the Memorials list

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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    The Clayes Family History, by Lyman De Platt

    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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