Person:James Keyes (6)

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James Keyes
b.Abt 1809 Ireland
  • F.  Keyes (add)
m. Bef 1805
  1. Joseph KeyesAbt 1805 -
  2. James KeyesAbt 1809 - 1882
  3. John KeyesAbt 1811 -
  4. Cowan KeyesAbt 1816 - 1888
m. 1841
  1. David Wesley Keyes1844 - 1926
  2. John Keyes1847 -
  3. Anne L. Keyes1848 - Bet 1862 & 1871
  4. Cowan Keyes1850 - 1896
  5. Thomas KeyesAbt 1853 -
  6. James Keyes1853 - 1882
  7. William Keyes1858 - 1882
  8. Margaret Ann Keyes1860 -
Facts and Events
Name James Keyes
Alt Name James William Keyes
Gender Male
Birth[2] Abt 1809 Ireland[likely County Tyrone]
Marriage 1841 to Ellen Robinson
Death[1] 23 Feb 1882 Kincardine Village, Bruce South, Ontario, Canada

About James Keyes

James Keyes, (some say his name was "James William Keyes"), was born abt. 1809* in County Tyrone, Ireland [according to family tradition]. James had brothers Cowen, Joseph, John and Tom of Tyrone County, Northern Ireland. The identity of their parents to date has not been proven. In abt. 1841, he married Ellen Robinson, the daughter of Thomas Robinson and Anna Lee of Mantilin, Fermanagh County, Northern Ireland. Prior to 1844, James and Ellen Keyes had migrated to Ontario, Canada and were listed in the 1851 Census of Canada in Nichol Township in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada with the family of his brother Joseph, and brothers John and Cowan.

A few years later, the family migrated to the nearby township of Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario, Canada and they appear to have had at least eight children born in Ontario, Canada as shown in the 1861 and 1871 Census of Canada, and other records. Information included in those census records shows that James Keyes' occupation was a Farmer, he was of Irish origin, was a Weslyan Methodist (Religion), and that he was unable to read or write according to the latter Census.

James Keyes died on 23 February 1882 in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, as proven by Ontario, Canada death records, and was likely buried there. His wife Ellen (Robinson) Keyes migrated with some of their children to North Dakota where she lived until 1911. She was buried in Wheatland Cemetery, Cass County, North Dakota and is listed on one side of the gravestone monument of her eldest son David Wesley Keyes (1844-1926).

  • James Keyes birthdate varies in records from between 1809-1811.
References
  1. Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
  2. Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives of Ontario).

    Name: James Keyes
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1809
    Birth Place: Ireland
    Age at Death: 73
    Death Date: 23 Feb 1882
    Death Place: Bruce, Ontario, Canada

  3.   Ancestry.com - Message Boards.

    The top of our family tree has James William Keyes listed at the patriarch. He had brother Cowen, Joseph, John and Tom of Tyrone County, Northern Ireland and Kincardine, Ontario, Canada.

    He married Ellen Robinson. She was the grandaughter of George and Elizabeth Robinson of Drumhoney, Fermanagh County Northern Ireland. She was the daughter of Thomas Robinson and Anna Lee of Mantilin, Fermanagh County, Northern Ireland. If this is the family you are looking for let me know and I will send you more information.

    http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/surnames.keyes/138.140.141.161.219.224.225/mb.ashx

  4.   United Province of Canada. 1851 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).

    Name: James Keys
    Gender: Male
    Age: 40
    Estimated birth year: abt 1812
    Birthplace: Ireland
    Province: Canada West (Ontario)
    District: Wellington County
    District Number: 39
    Sub-District: Nichol
    Sub-District Number: 370
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Keys 40 - Occupation: Laborer
    Helleyn Keys 30
    David Keys 8
    John Keys 4
    Anna Keys 3
    Cowan Keys 1

    Image:James, Joseph, John and Cowan Keyes 1851 Census of Canada.jpg

  5.   Canada. 1861 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).

    Image:James Keyes Family 1861 Census of Canada.jpg

    Image:James Keyes Family 1861 Census of Canada Zoom.jpg

  6.   Canada. 1871 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).

    Name: James Keys
    Gender: Male
    Age: 60
    Birth Year: abt 1811
    Birth Place: Ireland
    Marital Status: Married
    Religion: Weslyan Methodist
    Origin: Irish
    Province: Ontario
    District: Bruce South
    District Number: 27
    Division: 01
    Subdistrict: Kincardine
    Subdistrict Number: f
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Keys 60
    Ellen Keys 50
    Cowan Keys 21
    Thomas Keys 17
    James Keys 17
    Margaret Keys 16
    William Keys 12

    Image:James Keyes Family 1871 Census of Canada.jpg

    Image:James Keyes Family 1871 Census of Canada Zoom.jpg