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From: "Dale H. Cook" <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] KEITH surname
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:01:01 -0500
At 07:20 AM 11/19/2008, Betty wrote:
>That's a surname we don't see too often.
It is common in the Bridgewater area. The Keiths there are the
descendants of Rev. James Keith (ca. 1643 - 1719), who was ordained
as Bridgewater's first minister in 1664, and his first wife, Susanna
Edson (ca. 1640 - 1705). The tomb they share is still extant in West
Bridgewater, on a hill across the Town Creek from their home, which
also still exists. The Keiths are, incidentally, one of very few
early Bridgewater families whom I cannot currently count as ancestral.
Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net
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