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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (K)
Keith, James


James Keith was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1643. He attended the class of 1657 at Marischal College, founded by the Earl Marischal George Keith. He left Scotland and came to America in 1662 settling in the colony of Massachusetts. He was ordained in 1664 and became the first Minister of Bridgewater, MA where he was granted a parsonage of 20 acres. He married Susanna, daughter of Samuel Edson who came from Salem, MA to build and operate the first mill. They had nine children, descendants of whom are all prominent in the Old Bridgewater area as well as throughout the nation. Reverand James Keith died on July 23, 1719

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