Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
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KATES. See Cates.
KATHERICK. See Carthrick.
KEAIS, SAMUEL, New Hampsh. m. 4 Feb. 1696, Mary, wid. of John Hoddy, had Samuel, b. 11 Apr. 1697; and William, 27 Aug. 1699.
KEATS, RICHARD, Boston 1677, bricklayer.
KEAYNE, BENJAMIN, Boston 1638, only s. of Robert, b. in London, came with his f. when his age was rat. perhaps two or more yrs. too low, freem. 6 Sept. 1639, ar. co. 1638, m. bef. 9 June 1639, Sarah, d. of Gov. Thomas Dudley, had only ch. Ann; liv. some short time at Lynn, was a maj. went home, in disgust with his w. a 1645, and repud. her; d. 1668. She had been disciplin. Nov. 1646 for irreg. prophesy. and was excom. in Oct. 1647, and sadly degrad. but was made the w. of one Pacey. Ann, wh. was well provid. for in will of gr.f. K. mak. the chief gent. here to assist his w. "to dispose of her for her future educ. unto some such wise and godly mistress or fam. where she may have her carnal disposition most of all subdu. and reform. by strict discipline; and also that they would show like care and assist. in seasona. time to provide some fit and godly match, proportiona. to her est. and condit. that she may live comforta. and be fit to do good in her place, and not to suffer her to be circumvent. or to cast away hers. upon some swagger. gent. or other, that will look more after the enjoy. what she hath, than live in the fear of God, and true love to her," m. 11 Dec. 1657, Edward Lane, a merch. from London, and, next, to Nicholas Paige; but she[[vol. 3, p. 2]] seems ill to have repaid the pious care of her gr.f. and a. 30 June 1704. Her gr.f. took care, that her mo. "Sarah Dudley, now Sarah Pacey, may have no part" of the prop. thus giv. to the d. The unhappy w. of K. d. Nov. 1659. See Winthrop I. 314 and II. 4. JOHN, Hingham, d. 14 Jan. 1650, of wh. no more is kn. but that his name appears sometimes Cane.
ROBERT, Boston, merch. of the Merch. Taylors' comp. of London, came in the Defence, 1635, aged 40, with w. Ann, 38; and s. Benjamin, 16; perhaps, however, some of these yrs. are designedly wrong. In 1624 he had been one of the Undertakers, wh. encourag. the Plymouth Pilgrims, and of his pub. spirit no doubt can be felt by any wh. reads his will, begun 1 Aug. 1653, and for some yrs. extend. of h. a very short abstr. is seen in Geneal. Reg. VI. 89 and 152. He was freem. 25 May 1636, rep. 1638 and 9, one of the found. of ar. co. hav. been "train. up in milit. discip. from his younger yrs." in London Artill.; d. 23 Mar. 1656, and his wid. m. 16 Oct. 1660, Samuel Cole. WILLIAM, Boston, had w. Agnes, wh. join. the ch. 31 May 1646.
KEBY, or KEBBY. See Kibby.
KEDALL, KEDELL, or KEEDELL, is a strange name of two maids that m. very reput. at Watertown, viz. Mary, 11 Jan. 1655, Thomas Whitney; and Bethia, 3 Nov. 1666, Theophilus Phillips; and long and large inq. has been foil. as to their origin.
KEDEN, BENJAMIN, Boston 1661, serv. of Rice Jones.
KEELER, JOHN, Norwalk, s. of Ralph, m. 18 June 1678, Mehitable, d. of John Rockwell, had Elizabeth b. 19 Mar. 1679; John, 26 Dec. 1682; and, perhaps, others; was rep. 1698. RALPH, Hartford, had a lot in 1640, tho. not orig. propr. there had Rebecca, b. 9 Feb. 1651; and Elizabeth wh. may have been b. at Norwalk; beside an elder d. wh. m. Thomas Moorhouse, wh. was not nam. in the will of 20 Aug. 1672, when he calls his age 59 yrs. and the Ct. of pro. correct. the oversight in her favor. With the first sett. of Norwalk he plant. there, was freem. 1668, had John, Ralph, Samuel, and Jonah, wh. d. 1676; and d. 1672, betw. 20 Aug. and 10 Sept. He had m. Sarah, wid. of Henry Whelpley. RALPH, Norwalk, perhaps the eldest 8. of the preced. freem. 1675, had Sarah, wh. m. 7 Dec. 1702, Nathan Olmstead, as may be guess. from Hall, 194. Prob. he had other ch. SAMUEL, Norwalk, br. of the preced. was in the gr. Narragansett fight, 19 Dec. 1675, m. 10 Mar. 1682, Sarah, d. of Mark Sension, or St. John, had Samuel; and prob. more; was rep. 1701. WALTER, Norwalk 1651, perhaps a nonentity.
KEELEY, or KEILEY, EDWARD, New Haven, a propr. in 1685, may be he, wh. came from London, 1635, in the Hopewell, Capt. Bundocke, aged 14. In his will, of 27 Sept. 1690, is nam. no w. nor ch. but legacies of his small prop. are seen to Nathan Andrews and two others.
KEEN, or KEAN, ARTHUR, Boston, d. Mar. or Apr. 1687, his will being of 21 Mar. in that yr. pro. 14 Apr. foll. It ment. w. Jane, to wh. [[vol. 3, p. 3]] he gave all his est. for her life; s. John and d. Sarah Pierce, wh. was w. of William, m. 13 July 1666, equal sh. of remainder. JAMES, Braintree 1645, was capt. JOHN, Boston 1662, mariner, and in few yrs. innholder, may be that passeng. in the Confidence from Southampton, 1638, aged 17, with Martha, 60, wh. may have been his mo. Elizabeth Martha, Josias, and Sarah, prob. his br. and sis. JOSIAH, Duxbury, m. Hannah, d. of John Dingley, had John, b. 1661; Josiah; Matthew; and Hannah. The last m. 1695, Isaac Oldham of Scituate. WILLIAM, Salem 1638, of wh. Felt says, he had in that yr. a gr. of ld. and nobody else tells any thing.
KEENY, KENY, or KEENEY, ALEXANDER, Wethersfield, freem. 1667, d. 1680, leav. Alexander, 18; Thomas, and Sarah, tw. 16; Joseph, 14; Lydia, 11; Ebenezer, 8; and Richard, 6. His wid. Alice d. 1683. JOHN, New London, s. of William, freem. 1670, m. Oct. 1661, Sarah, d. of William Douglas, had Susanna, b. Sept. 1662; John, William, and Hannah. WILLIAM, Gloucester, by w. Agnes had Susanna; Mary; and John, b. a 1640; rem. to New London a. 1651; in 1662 was aged a. 61, and his w. 63; he d. 1675. Susanna m. Ralph Parker; and Mary m. Samuel Beebe. This name is not bec. Kinne.
KEEP, JOHN, Springfield 1660, freem. 1669, m. 31 Dec. 1663, Sarah Leonard, had Sarah, b. 1666; Elizabeth 1668, d. young; Samuel, 1670; Hannah, 1673; and Jabez, wh. was, with his mo. tak. by the Ind. 20 Mar. 1676, when the £ was k. as were the mo. and ch. soon after. The Commander of the forces on Conn. riv. Maj. Savage, in despatch of 28 Mar. tells the story. SAMUEL, Springfield, s. of the preced. m. 1696, Sarah Colton, had twelve ch.
KEESE, JOHN, Portsmouth, R. I. m. 18 Sept. 1682, Ann, d. of Shadrach Manton, had Alice, b. Aug. 1683; William, 26 Oct. 1685; Patience, 27 June 1690; John, 14 Mar. 1693; Shadrach, 5 Oct. 1695; Ann, 26 Oct. 1698; and he d. 10 Dec. 1700.
KERT, FRANCIS, Northampton, had come from the E. part of the Col. on serv. in Philip's war, was at the Falls fight, 19 May 1676; m. Hannah, d. of John French, had Francis, John, and, perhaps, Thomas.
KEETCH, JOHN, Boston, by w. Hannah had Mary, wh. d. 1 Jan. 1656, says the rec.
KEISAR. See Keysar.
KEITH, JAMES, first min. of Bridgewater, bred at one of the coll. in Aberdeen, came a. 1662, was ord. early in 1664, when he was under 21 yrs. a. 23 July 1719, in 76th yr. In the solemn induct. a part was born by Rev. Increase Mather, perhaps the youngest min. in the assemb.; yet in the Magn. III. 4, with heedlessness, strange even in Cotton Mather, his third classis, "of such MIN. as came over to N. E. after the [[vol. 3, p. 4]] reestabl. of the Episc. ch. gov." in Eng. among all the veterans is crowd. in our Keith; wh. might be less, could not be more than 18 yrs. Ever honor. should be his name for oppos. to the design of putting to d. the child of king Philip. His first w. was Susanna, prob. d. of deac. Samuel Edson, and his sec. 1707, was Mary Williams of Taunton, wid. of Thomas; and all his ch. were by the first. Of one d. as I presume, the m. is found at Taunton in the rec. of Jonathan Howard and Susanna K. 8 Jan. 1689. Progeny of his s. James, Joseph, Samuel, Timothy, John, and Josiah, is scatt. thro. most of the U. S. At Bridgewater alone in 1810, this name count. 200. Of his ds. Margaret m. a Hunt; and Mary m. Ephraim Howard. JAMES, Bridgewater, s. of the preced. by w. Mary had James, b. 1696; Mary, 1698; Gershom, 1701; Israel, 1703; Faithful, 1704; Esther, 1707; Jane, 1709; and Simeon, 1712; rem. to Mendon 1719.
JOHN, Bridgewater, br. of the preced. m. 1711, Hannah, d. of Samuel Washburn, had John, b. 1712; James, 1716; Israel, 1719; Hannah, 1721; Kezia, 172.3; Daniel, 1725; Susanna, 1727; Zephaniah, 1730; Joseph; and Mary; and d. 1761. His wid. d. 1766. JOSEPH, Bridgewater, br. of the preced. m. Elizabeth d. of Edward Fobes, had Ann, b. 1695; Susanna, 1697; Joseph, 1699; Jemima, 1701; Eleazer, 1703; Abigail, 1705; Ephraim, 1707; Ichabod, 1709; Martha, 1711; Mary, 1713; and Elizabeth 1716; was rep. 1726, and made his will 1730; and his wid. made hers 1759. JOSIAH, Bridgewater, br. of the preced. m. 1703, Mary, d. of Samuel Lothrop, had Margaret, b. 1704; Joseph, 1706; William, 1708; Mark, 1710; Sarah, 1712; Mary, 1714; Daniel, 1716; Jane; Silence; and Phebe; and rem.to Easton. SAMUEL, Bridgewater, br. of the preced. m. 1703, Bethia, d. of Edward Fobes, had Constant, b. 1703; Amos, 1705; Samuel, 1707; Bethia, 1710; Susanna, 1714; Ebenezer, 1716; Robert, 1718; Jane, 1720; and Benjamin, 1723, and d. 1750. TIMOTHY, Bridgewater, br. of the preced. m. 1710, Hannah, d. of Edward Fobes, had Timothy, b. 1711; Abiah, 1712; Nathan, 1714; and Hannah, 1718. His w. d. 1765; and he d. 1767, in 83d yr. says Mitchell, from whose work all of this fam. is tak. Four at Harv. and three at the other N. E. coll. had been gr. in 1829.
KELLEN, KILLIN, or KELLING, JAMES, Charlestown, m. 12 Dec. 1679, Hannah Trarice, perhaps d. of John, had James, b. 10 May foll. Samuel, 1 Oct. 1682; and Margaret, 25 Oct. 1684.
KELLOGG, DANIEL, Norwalk 1655, by first w. wh. is unkn. to us, bad Mary, b. 1663, wh. m. 1680, Joseph Platt of Milford; and Rachel, Feb. 1664, wh. m. Dec. 1684, Abraham Nichols; and he m. 1665, Bridget, d. of John Bouton, as sec. w. had Sarah, Feb. 1666, wh. m. not, as oft. said Daniel Brinsmead, but Caleb Nichols the sec.; Elizabeth Aug. 1668 (but I find confus. in Hall, 187), wh. d. young; Daniel, 7 May 1671; Samuel, Feb. 1674; Lydia, Apr.1676; Benjamin and [[vol. 3, p. 5]] Joseph, tw. Mar. 1678, of wh. Benjamin d. bef. Nov. 1703; was rep. 1670, and six of seven yrs. aft.; and d. 1688. DANIEL, Norwalk, eldest s. of the preced. had Daniel, b. 7 Mar. 1691; John, a 1701; Benjamin, 1704; Joanna, 1706; and Eliasaph, July 1709; and the f. d. that yr. Whetlier he had more than one w. or wh. was mo. of his ch. I find not.
JOSEPH, Farmington, weaver, freem. 1654, had Elizabeth b. 3 Mar. 1651; Joseph, 11 Aug. 1653; Nathaniel, bapt. 29 Oct. 1654; wh. all d. young; John, bapt. 28, not. as print. in Geneal. Reg. XIV. 126, mak. it Monday, 29 Dec. 1656; and Martin; rem. 1659 to Boston, had Edward, b. 1 Oct. 1660, but next yr. sold his prop. in B. and went to Hadley; where his first w. Joanna d. 14 Sept. 1666, and he m. 9 May foll. Abigail, d. of Stephen Terry. Beside these ch. he had Samuel, 28 Sept. 1662; Joanna, 8 Dec. 1664, wh. m. 29 Nov. 1683, John Smith of H.; and Sarah, 27 Aug. 1666; all by first; and by sec. w. had Stephen, 9 Apr. 1668; Nathaniel, 8 Oct. 1669; Abigail, 9 Oct. 1671; Elizabeth Oct. 1673; Prudence, 14 Oct. 1675; Ebenezer, 22 Nov. 1677; Jonathan, 25 Dec. 1679; Daniel, 23 Mar. 1682, d. in 2 yrs.; Joseph, 12 May 1684; Daniel, again, 10 June 1686 and Ephraim, 1687, d. young. All the ds. were m. In the Falls fight he was a lieut. and command. the men of H. He d. 1707, then hav. of the twenty, fourteen adult ch. As they scatt. so much, I give the places of resid. of most of the eleven s. John, wh. had ten ch. by two ws. liv. at Hadley; Martin was at Hatfield, and Deerfield; Edward had nine ch. b. at Hadley, and then rem. to Brookfield; Samuel, sett. at Hartford, had nine ch.; Stephen, in Westfield, had eleven ch.; Nathaniel, at Hadley and Amherst, had eight or nine ch.; Ebenezer, and Jonathan sett. at Colchester; Joseph, wh. had no ch. and d. 9 Sept. 1724, was at Hatfield. Ano. JOSEPH, call. jr. was at Hadley in 1678, old eno. to take o. of fidel. in Feb. 1679. JOSEPH, Norwalk, s. of the first Daniel, m. 25 Nov. 1702, Sarah, d. of John Plum of Milford, had Elizabeth b. 5 Oct. 1703; Sarah, 5 Apr. 1706; Joseph, 26 Sept. 1707; Rachel, 15 July 1710; Hannah, 1 Aug. 1712; and his w. d. 17 Aug. foll. but the same page of Hall, in the next line, says he m. Mary, wid. of Andrew Lyon, on 17 Aug. 1712, nh. must be a mistake for; 10 Oct. and this was less than eight wks. aft. d. of first w.; and had David, 28 Sept. 1715; and Benjamin, 26 Sept. 1717; and d. a. 1721.
MARTIN, Hatfield, s. of the first Joseph, m. 10 Dec. 1684, Ann, d. of Samuel Hinsdale, had Martin, b. 26 Oct. 1686; and Ann, 14 July 1689; by sec. w. Sarah, d. of the first John Dickinson of Hadley, wid. of Samuel Lane, had Joseph, 8 Nov. 1691; Joanna, 8 Feb. 1693; Rebecca, 22 Dec. 1695; and Jonathan, 17 Dec. 1698. He, with ch. Martin, Joseph, Joanna, and Rebecca, were tak. 29 Feb. 1704, by the Fr. and Ind. when they destroy. Deerfield (where he had liv. some yrs.) and carr. to Canada, and long kept. prison. but all came back, exc. Joanna, wh. m. an Lnd. ch. and bore him childr.
NATHANIEL, Farmington 1653, prob. br. of Joseph, had been one of the sett. at Hartford 1640, tho. not orig. propr. had, w. Elizabeth but no ch. and d. aft. short resid. at F. From his will of 4 June 1657, giv. all his ho. and lds. at F. to w. for life, and aft. to his br. John K. and two m. sis. all dwel. in O. E. and order, that br. and sis. shall pay cous. i. e. neph. Joseph╒s three ch. £6. &c. my corresp. infer. as most sound. he might, that the fam. had an Eng. origin, rather than a Scotch one. This would correct the suggest. in Geneal. Reg. XII. 199, repeat. in XIV. 126. Even without inq. as to first com. we kn. that within the bounds of N. E. at the date of that will there could not be one Scottish family in two thousand. However, in the same Vol. XIV. 377, a more reasona. tradit. is offer. that the fam. was from Isle of Wight. [[vol. 3, p. 6]]
NATHANIEL, Hadley, s. of Joseph of the same, m. 28 June 1692, Sarah, d. of Samuel Boltwood, had Nathaniel, b. 22 Sept. 1693; Eleazer, 31 May 1695; Ezekiel, 15 Apr. 1697; Samuel, 4 Apr. 1699; Sarah, 12 Mar. 1701; Abigail, 19 Mar. 1703; Mary, 9 Mar. 1706; Ephraim, 2 Aug. 1709; and perhaps Experience; rem. to Amherst, and d. 30 Oct. 1750. SAMUEL, Hatfield, perhaps br. of first Joseph, m. 24 Nov. 1664, Sarah, wid. of Nathaniel Guno, a. of Robert Day, had Samuel, b. 1669; Nathaniel, 1671; Ebenezer, 1674; and Joseph, 1676, wh. was k. with his mo. 19 Sept. 1677 by the Ind. wh. carr. young Samuel off to Canada, whence he came back. He m. 1679, Sarah Root of Westfield, had John, b. 1680; and Thomas, 1681; nh. both d. at H. unm. over 70 yrs. of age; and Sarah, 1684. The elder s. Nathaniel, and Ebenezer sett. at Colchester, and perhaps, Samuel too. SAMUEL, Hartford, s. perhaps, of Joseph the first, m. 22 Sept. 1687, Sarah, d. of John Merrill, had Samuel, b. 1688; Margaret, Jan. 1690; Abraham, 1692; John, 16 Dec. 1694; Isaac, Jan. 1697; Jacob, 17 Apr. 1699; Benjamin, 1 Jan. 1702; Joseph, 13 Apr. 1703; and Daniel, Apr. 1706; was deac. and d. 1717.
SAMUEL, Norwalk, s. of the first Daniel, m. 6 Sept. 1704, Sarah, d. of John Platt, had Sarah, b. 26 Sept. 1705; Samuel, 23 Dec. 1706; Mary, 29 Jan. or June 1709; Martin, 23 Mar. 1711; Abigail, 19 Jan. 1713; Lydia, 30 Oct. 1715; Gideon, 5 Dec. 1717; and Epenetus, 26 June 1719. STEPHEN, Westfield, s. of Joseph of Hadley, by w. Lydia had Lydia, b. 24 Jan. 1697; Moses, 26 Oct. 1700, d. young; Abigail, 27 Dec. 1702; Daniel, 16 Dec. 1704; Ephraim, 2 July 1707; Mercy, 30 Oct. 1709; Noah, 13 Feb. 1712; Silas, 7 Apr. 1714; Amos, 13 Sept. 1716; and d. 5 June 1722. Twenty of this name had, in 1829, been gr. at the N. E. coll. Large acco. of the descend. of Silas, fifth s. of Stephen bef. ment. wh. was the fifth s. of Joseph the first, may be seen in Geneal. Reg. XII. 202-6.
KELLOND, THOMAS, Boston, merch. recent. from Eng. had warrant, in May 1661, from our Gov. Endicot, for pursuit that was fruitless of the regicides, Whalley and Goffe; m. Abigail, d. of Capt. Thomas Hawkins, wid. of Samuel Moore, had Susanna, b. 21 Oct. 1665; John, 2 June 1667, d. young; John, again, 13 Feb. 1669, d. young; Thomas, 18 July 1670, d. young; Samuel, 11 Sept. 1671; Elizabeth 14 Aug. 1673; Thomas, again, 29 Aug. 1674; John, again, 15 June 1678; and Richard, 26 Sept. 1681; d. 12 July 1686, and his wid. m. third h. Hon. John Foster, wh. she outliv. 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 68,105 ; Hutch. 1. 243, 330; and Hutch. Coll. 334, where is the very curious docum. call. their return. THOMAS, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 6 Aug. 1687, d. soon; Elizabeth again, 5 Dec. 1689; Mary, 4 July 1697; and Thomas, 4 Mar. 1699.
KELLY, ABEL; Salem, freem. 2 June 1641, rem. to where I kn. not. BENJAMIN, a freem. of Mass. 1669, I can assign to no town with confid. DAVID, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had David, b. 18 Dec. 1647; and Samuel, 1653, and ano. Samuel, 9 Oct. 1657. He d. 1662, and his wid. Elizabeth had admin. the childr. being refer. to. She m. 4 Aug. 1663, Robert Smith. [[vol. 3, p. 7]]
DAVID, Portsmouth, and Newbury, mariner, was, prob. s. of the preced. HENRY, Lancaster, was freem. 1668, if the printer have not mistak. the name, that, perhaps, was intend. for Kerley. JOHN, Newbury, among the first sett. came, says Coffin, from Newbury in Berks, 1635, had Sarah, b. 12 Feb. 1641; and John, 2 July 1642, d. 28 Dec. 1644. JOHN, Newbury, only s. of the preced. m. 25 May 1663, Sarah, d. of Richard Knight, had Richard, b. 28 Feb. 1666; John, 17 June 1668; Sarah, 1 Sept. 1670; Abiel, 12 Dec. 1672; Rebecca, 15 May 1675; Mary, 24 May 1678; Jonathan, 20 Mar. 1681; Joseph, 1 Dec. 1683; and Hannah, 17 Nov. 1686. He was freem. 1669, and d. 21 Mar. 1718. His s. John by his sec. w. Elizabeth Emery, beside seven other ch. had John, b. 8 Oct. 1697, liv. at Atkinson, d. 27 Apr. 1783, wh. was f. of Col. Moses, wh. d. 2 Aug. 1824, aged 86, and of Rev. William, H. C. 1767, first min. of Warner, and f. of John, the assid. secr. of the N. H. Hist. Soc. and Reg. of Prob. for Rockingham. A John K. was adm. freem. of Conn. 1658; but of his resid. I learn not. RENALD, or REGINALD, Pemaquid, took o. of fidel. 1674. ROGER, Isle of Shoals 1668, m. at Exeter, 29 Sept. 1681, Mary, d. of William Holdridge of Salisbury, was rep. at the first gen. Ct. in Boston says Farmer, under the new chart. 1692. Twelve of this name had, in 1829, been gr. at the N. E. coll.
KELSEY, DANIEL, s. of William, went to L. I. where the fam. name has spread. JOHN, Hartford, s. of William, freem. 1668, m. Phebe, d. of Nicholas Disbrow, rem. to Killingworth; was lieut. d. 1709, leav. w. Hannah, ch. John, Joseph, Josiah, and three ds. ws. of Joseph Wilcoxson, Nathaniel Parmelee, and John Lane. MARK, Windsor, not br. of the preced. m. 8 Mar. 1659, Rebecca Hoskins, had Rebecca, b. 2 Jan. foll. and John, wh. d. young. His w. d. 28 Aug. 1683, and within four mos. he took sec. w. Abigail Atwood, wh. d. 28 Mar. 1713. STEPHEN, Hartford, s. of William, m. 15 Nov. 1672, Hannah, eldest d. of John Ingersoll, first of Westfield, not "Higginson of Wethersfield," as Hinman, p. 151, says, and repeats, 261; had Hannah, b. 1675; Stephen, 20 Sept. 1677; John, 20 Jan. 1680; Daniel, 14 Sept. 1682; William, 19 Feb. 1685; James, 21 Aug. 1687; and Charles, 15 June 1692; and d. 30 Nov. 1710.
WILLIAM, Cambridge 1632, freem. 4 Mar. 1635, rem. to Hartford, thence, a. 1663, to Killingworth, but at H. the only ch. b. were Abigail, in Apr. 1645; Stephen, 7 Nov. 1647; and Daniel, Feb. 1650; but, no doubt, others were omit. in the rec. or were earlier b. at C. was rep. in 1671, when the rec. is Callsey, but oft it is Kelse, Kelso, Kelsea, Kelsa, or Kelsy. Ano. WILLIAM, of Hartford, by w. Abigail had Abigail, b. 1694; Jonathan, 1696; Ruth, 1698; and he d. that yr.
KELSON, THOMAS, Reading.
KEMBLE, or KEMBALL. See Kimball.
KEMPE, EDWARD, Dedham, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, prob. was of Wen- ham 1651, and aft. a blacksmith, and d. 17 Dec. 1668, at Chelmsford, to wh. he rem. 1655. His will of 27 Dec. preced. names only d. Esther, [[vol. 3, p. 8]] w. of Samuel Foster, and her s. Samuel, and his own kinsm. Samuel of Groton. ROBERT, Dedham 1639, adm. with w. of the ch. that yr. as was Esther on 6 Mar. 1646. SAMUEL, Billerica 1659, aft. prob. at Andover, and at Groton, where the fam. widely extend. by w. Sarah had Jonathan, b. 6 Apr. 1668; Mehitable, 4 Jan. 1673; and Bethia, 9 July 1683.
WILLIAM, Duxbury, is call. in the custom ho. certif. from Southampton, Apr. 1635, a serv. passeng. in the James, arr. at Boston, 3 June foll. But I presume there is intentional carelessness in the number of passeng. and as Thomas Thacher is not nam. this man's name may be miscall.; had William; and d. Sept. 1641, leav. wid. Elizabeth admix. WILLIAM, Dover 1664, of wh. no more is kn. WILLIAM, Duxbury, s. of the first William, m. Patience, d. of Rev. Thomas Thacher.
KEMPSTER, DANIEL, Cambridge, freem. 1647. Abigail, perhaps his a. more prob. his w. d. 22 Oct. 1657. His will, of 27 Sept. 1665, pro. 2 Apr. 1667, names no w. nor ch.
KEMPTHORNE, DANIEL, Cambridge, is in the list of credit. of James Astwood "for keeping his sons," 1653. SIMON, Charlestown, perhaps s. of Daniel, m. Mary, d. of Robert Long, had Sarah, b. 1656, wh. d. 21 Oct. 1671. Early in July 1656 he brot. from Barbados, as master of the ship Swallow, two women, the first Quakers in this Col. for wh. he was blam. by the Court-of Assist. and he d. a. 1657. His wid. d. 14 Jan. 1675.
KEMPTON, EPHRAIM, Scituate, perhaps br. of Manasseh, is includ. in the list of those able to bear arms, 1643, with Ephraim jr. but his name is eras. bec. no doubt, he was too old or infirm, and he d. a May 1645. We kn. not when he came, but it was after 1627, as may clearly be infer. for he is not ment. in the div. of cattle that yr. EPHRAIM, Scituate, prob. s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 28 Jan. 1646, Joanna Rawlins, d. of Thomas, had Joanna, b. 29 Sept. 1647; Patience, 2 Oct. 1648, d. soon; Ephraim, 1 Oct. 1649; Manasseh, 1 Jan. 1652; and d. 1655. His wid. d. 31 Mar. next yr. Deane, 299, is deficient in dates. EPHRAIM, Boston, gunsmith, prob. s. of the preced., had rem. bef. 1677 to Salem, but, perhaps, aft. hav. there, by w. Mary, d. of John Reeves of S., Ephraim, b. 14 Nov. 1674; Kempton (if we can believe Essex Inst. II. 25) but I suppose his name was John, 1 Feb. 1676; and Samuel, 4 Mar. 1681; went to Plymouth late in life, and his s. of the same name m. 2 June 1702, Patience, d. of famous Elder Faunce; and his wid. is one of the instances, well authentica. (as very few are) of much exceed. 100 yrs. of age. Her memory was accurate, if not happy, for she saw the head of Philip, the gr. Ind. king, upon a pole at Plymouth, where it remain. over twenty yrs. from his fall, and said, that a wren used to make her nest in the skull, where she hatch. her young every yr.
MANASSEH, Plymouth, one of the "old comers," prob. in the Ann, 1623, tho. the name in the div. of lds. is print. Faunce, stand. next to John F. but the infreq. bapt. name encourages this conject. and in the div. of cattle, 1627, he had sh. with Julian, his w. sis. of Gov. Bradford, wid. of George Morton; was [[vol. 3, p. 9]] rep. 1639, at the first assemb. in the Col. and for nine yrs. more; was one of the first purch. with Gov. B. of Dartmouth, and d. 14 Jan. 1663; and the rec. adds: "He did much good in his place, the time God lent him." His wid. d. 19 Feb. 1665, in 81st yr. See Russell's Guide to Plymouth, appx. XI.
KEN, ROBERT, Reading, among early sett.
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