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Jonathan Keyes (1702 - 1778)

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Deacon Jonathan Keyes
Born in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 11 Nov 1727 in Marlboro, MAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 27 Aug 2019 | Created 22 Feb 2010
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Deacon Jonathan Keyes was born 17 November 1702 in Marlborough, Middlesex. Province of Massachusetts. He was the son of Thomas Keyes and Elizabeth Howe.[1]

Jonathan Keyes married Patience Morse of Watertown 11 November 1726 in Marlboro, Massachachusetts Bay.[2]

Jonathan passed away 25 June 1778 in Shrewsbury, the age of 76.[3] His will written 26 July 1774, and filed names wife Patience, son Jonathan (his wife Sarah and her children), son Timothy, daughter Merriam, wife of Artemas Maynard, son Thomas, daughter Katharine, wife of Jonathan Warren, and son Benjamin. Benjamin was named Executor. The will was witnessed by Jonathan Wheelock, David Taylor and Samuel Whticomb.


  1. Marlborough Vital Records
  2. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 November 2017), Jonathan Keyes and Patience Morse, 11 Nov 1726; citing Marriage, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 892249.
  3. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 November 2017), Jonathan Keyes, 25 Jun 1778; citing Death, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 864,064.

See also:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts "Official Series" Vital Records, Early Vital Records of Middlesex County Massachusetts to 1850, Search & Research Publishing, Wheatridge, CO 80033, Marlborough Births, p. 121.
  • Search & Research Publishing Corp, Wheatridge CO, 2000, Early Vital Records of Worcester County, Massachusetts To About 1850, Shrewsbury Deaths, p. 261.
  • Worcester County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1731-1881. Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.) Case 34925.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 25 October 2018), memorial page for Jonathan Keyes (17 Nov 1702–27 Jun 1778), Find A Grave: Memorial #21426040 ; Maintained by Ronald Keyes (contributor 46930366) Unknown.
  • Hudson, Charles, and Joseph Allen. 1862. History of the town of Marlborough, Middlesex county, Massachusetts from its first settlement in 1657 to 1861; with a brief sketch of the town of Northborough, a genealogy of the families in Marlborough to 1800, and an account of the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incoporation of the town. Boston: Press of T.R. Marvin & Son. Page 409.
  • Keyes, Asa. Genealogy, Robert Keyes of Watertown, Mass., 1633, Solomon Keyes of Newbury and Chelmsford Mass., 1653 (G.E. Selleck, Brattleboro, Vemont, 1880) Page 24

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Keyes-686 and Keyes-4 appear to represent the same person because: Both Jonathan Keyes (the one b. 1702 and the one listed as b. bef. 1726) should be

merged into Keyes-4.


I'm trying to get some clarification on this profile. I see that the dates on here are just rough estimates. My guess is that this profile was entered to be the husband of Patience Morse, and the father of Thomas Keyes, and that the dates are just place holders? Without sources its difficult to know for sure.

I proposed a merge with Jonathan, and it was rejected because the other profile manager believed this was intended to be an earlier son that died young, but I don't think that's the case.

If the dates are not significant, I'd like to delete them so I can propose the merge again? Thank you!

posted by M Cole
Keyes-686 and Keyes-4 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse. Note that dates in Keyes-686 appear to be rough estimates
posted by M Cole

Jonathan is 18 degrees from Danielle Liard, 10 degrees from Jack London and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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