Descendants of James & Hester KEYES


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1. James KEYES, son of (__?__) KEYES, was born on April 22, 1786 in Carlow, Carlow Co, Leinster, Ireland, died in May 1868 in Greenock Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada aged 82, and was buried in Cargill, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada.

James KEYES came to Canada from Carlow, Carlow County, Ireland in the year 1818 and settled in the Township of Beckwith, County of Lanark, Ontario. He was one of the early settlers and had the distinction of erecting the first shingled house in that township. In 1822 he married Hester GARLAND.
Hester GARLAND was the eldest daughter of John GARLAND who came from Leighlinbridge, Carlow County, Ireland, this being the same neighborhood from which James KEYES came. He first settled in Derry, Beckwith Township, County of Lanark but later moved to Gouldborne Township, Carleton County, residing near Dwyer Hill. From an old registry book in Leighlinbridge, Ireland it is recorded that John GARLAND frequently held the position of Church Warden. Also that he married Eliner BUTLER, who was descendant from the Duke of Ormond who was beheaded in the reign of Queen Ann. They had fifteen children and left Ireland in 1819, except the two eldest boys who came to Canada at a later date. The names of the family being; Thomas, Patrick, Richard, Nicholas, William, James, Edward, John, Hester, Betty, Margaret, Maria, Anne, Ellen and Matilda.
James KEYES came to Bruce County with his family, with the exception of two girls, Mary and Clara, in 1855 and settled on Lot 5, Concession 17, Greenock Township. Hester died in the autumn of 1858 and James in may of 1868. They are both buried in the English Cemetery in Cargill, Ontario.
From "The Family of James Keyes & Hester Garland 1818 - 1936" (Author unknown)

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James resided in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada in 1820 . 1

James farmed on Lot 21, Con 3, Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada, in 1842 1

He relocated to Lot 5, Con 17, Greenock Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada about 1860. 2

James married Hester GARLAND, daughter of John GARLAND and Ellen BUTLER, in 1822 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada. Hester was born in August 1799 in Carlow, Carlow Co, Leinster, Ireland, died in 1858 in Greenock Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada aged 59, and was buried in Cargill, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F    i. Clarissa "Clara" KEYES was born on March 28, 1823 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada,3 died on February 23, 1892 in Franktown Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada3 aged 68, and was buried in Franktown Cemetery, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada.

+ 3 M    ii. Thomas KEYES was born on January 27, 1824 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada and died on November 24, 1895 in St. Catherines, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada aged 71.

+ 4 M    iii. John KEYES was born on March 24, 1826 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada, died on June 5, 1896 in Greenock Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada aged 70, and was buried in Purdy's Cemetery Greenock Twp. Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada.

+ 5 M    iv. George KEYES was born on March 1, 1827 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada,4 died on May 12, 1918 in Greenock Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada aged 91, and was buried in Cargill, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada.

   6 F    v. Ellen KEYES was born in 1829 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada,5 died on May 8, 1899 in Greenock Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada5 aged 70, and was buried in Cargill, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada.

+ 7 F    vi. Mary KEYES was born on January 10, 1830 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada and died on May 10, 1917 in , , Ontario, Canada aged 87.

+ 8 F    vii. Matilda KEYES was born on November 13, 1830 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada,6 died on January 26, 1910 in Greenock Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada6 aged 79, and was buried in Cargill Anglican Cemetery, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada.

+ 9 F    viii. Margaret KEYES was born on May 8, 1833 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada, died on February 2, 1919 in Greenock Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada7 aged 85, and was buried in Purdy's Cemetery Greenock Twp. Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada.

+ 10 M    ix. James KEYES was born on January 31, 1834 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada, died on November 1, 1903 in Greenock Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada aged 69, and was buried in Cargill, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada.

+ 11 F    x. Elizabeth KEYES was born on March 13, 1839 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada,5 died on September 15, 1897 in Chesley, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada5,7,8 aged 58, and was buried in Cargill Anglican Cemetery, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada.

+ 12 F    xi. Esther KEYES was born on August 10, 1841 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada9 and died on January 23, 1911 in Manitoulin Island, Ontario aged 69.

+ 13 M    xii. William KEYES was born on December 27, 1843 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada and died on March 15, 1906 aged 62.

+ 14 F    xiii. Phoebe KEYES was born on December 23, 1844 in Beckwith Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada and died on January 14, 1926 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 81.

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