Rachel Keeler: Birth: 4 OCT 1706.
Elizabeth Keeler: Birth: 18 NOV 1708.
Sarah Keeler: Birth: 22 SEP 1710.
Joseph Keeler: Birth: 8 APR 1713.
Isaac Keeler: Birth: ABT 1715.
Martin Keeler: Birth: 13 MAY 1717.
Paul Keeler: Birth: ABT 1722.
John Keeler: Birth: 11 JAN 1724/25.
Silas Keeler: Birth: 3 DEC 1724.
Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [updike.ged] The American presidential BUSH FAMILY is descended from Joseph Keeler and Elizabeth Whitney (see their genealogy in this database). GenServ submission from Richard Morgan <morgan@@pdq.net > and Robert Cameron <BOBCAMERON@@sssnet.com>; Robert Cameron's sources: "Whitney Family", page 16 "a carpenter, son of Samuel and Sarah (St. John) Keeler, grandson of Ralph Keeler, and Mark and Elizabeth (Stanley) St. John; and great grandson of Matthias St. John, and Timothy Stanley" -"The St. John Genealogy", Orline St. John Alexander, Graf ton Press, New York, 1908, p21. HISTORY: From Robert Cameron's Gedcom: Settled in Ridgefield. A carpenter, and as early as 1715, by town meeting, he was appointed to repair the meeting house, and 1716 he was elected lister and seller of weights and measures, and Dec 20, 1722, surveyor; and 1725 one of a committee to fix the line betwixt Norwalk and Ridgefield. In 173 5 he was a Justice of the Peace and town miller, and for several years thereafter. He died at 74. "Keeler Family Genealogy", p. 16, states Joseph was an original propriator of Ridgefield, drawing lot 19 when the new town's land was divided in 1708. He was a carpenter and undoubtedly involved in the building of Ridgefield's first homes. In 1715 he was selected at a town meeting to repair the meeting house. He was Ridgefield's first lister, in 1716, keeping a record of the town's inhabitants and property values for tax purposes. He probably moved from Norwalk to Ridgefield to Norwalk about 1708, or at the age of 25. Boughton, "Rockwell and Keeler Genealogy", p 9 & 14 - "Whitney Family", page 16. Their [Elizabeth and Joseph's] gravestones were visible in 1875; but his having been used in trapping woodchucks was broken in pieces. "The St. John Genealogy", Orline St. John Alexander, Grafton Press, New York, 1908, p 21.
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