Thursday, February 8, 2018

1698 Birth Record of Joseph Keyes (1698-1744) of Chelmsford, Mass. --- Post 400 of Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1698 birth record in Chelmsford, Massachusetts for Joseph Keyes (1698-1744):

The Joseph Keyes birth record is about four-fifths down the right-hand page on the image above:

The transcription of this record is:

"Josepeh the sonne of Josepeh and Johannah Keyes was born the 1 May 1698."

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, (, Chelmsford > Proprietors Records, no page number (image 39 of 50), Joseph Keyes birth entry.

Joseph Keyes (1698-1744) was the third child and only son of Joseph Keyes (1667-1757) and Johanna Cleveland (1670-1758) of Chelmsford and Westford, Massachusetts.  He married Elizabeth Fletcher (1698-1775) in 1720 and they had five children, all born in Chelmsford.

They are my 6th great-grandparents.  I descend through their son Jonathan Keyes (1722-1781), who married Elizabeth Fletcher (1720-1761) in 1746.


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