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Amory Keyes
KEYES, AMORY, retired merchant, Marion; born in Worthington, Mass., May 17, 1801; moved, with his parents, to Maine, when about 6 years of age; in 1821, went to Marietta, Ohio; built a flat-boat and went to New Orleans with freight; returned to Ohio and was engaged in farming, which he continued until 1825 or 1826, when he engaged in tannery business, which he continued until 1843, when he came to Marion, Iowa; engaged in mercantile business here for many years. Married Louisa Cheadle Aug. 5, 1823; she was born in Windsor, Ohio, May 12, 1806; they have had nine children; the living are Eliza (now Mrs. Robert Holmes), born Feb. 16, 1829; Mary Ann (now Mrs. Preston Daniels), born Aug. 14, 1831; Harriet Josephine (now Mrs. Lemuel K. Parkhurst), born Sept. 20, 1841; Helen F. (now Mrs. J. D. Giffen), born June 20, 1844, and Arthur J., born Jan. 20, 1847; four children deceased- Laura, born June 16, 1836, and died April 15, 1837; Sarah, born Feb. 28, 1838, died May 29, 1839; Caroline, born Feb. 22, 1826, died March 4, 1846; and Everett R., born March 12, 1833; he died Sept. 20, 1856. Mr. and Mrs. Keyes are members of the Congregational Church. [Source: "The history of Linn County Iowa"; Western Historical Company; 1878; Transcribed by Andaleen Whitney]




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