Biography of Ambrose Keith
Madison County, NY Biographies





Keith, Ambrose, p. o. North Brookfield, N. Y., was born in Brookfield, May 8, 1827, a son of John and Sally (Mason) Keith, and grandson of John, a native of either New Hampshire or Maine, and who came to Brookfield about 1812. John (father of Ambrose) Keith was born in Maine, was a farmer, and married Sally Mason of Swansea, Mass. ; their children were Betsey, Myron, Ambrose, Guilford, Abigail, Aberdeen and Harriet, of whom only Myron, Ambrose, and Harriet survive. Mr. Keith died April 9, 1865, and his wife April 11, 1851. Ambrose Keith was reared on a farm, obtained his education in the district schools and at Hamilton Academy, and for twenty winters taught school in connection with farming. In 1851 he was married to Eleanor, daughter of Nathaniel (born in Connecticut and died in Brookfield in 1871) and Clarissa (Clark) Maine, (born in Rhode Island and died in Brookfield in 1875). Their children were John, Clarissa and Frank, both deceased ; John was educated in the union school of Waterville, taught school and is now a farmer; was married to Rodeha Baldwin, who has borne him two daughters and one son; Irving and Libbie, deceased, and Nellie. Mr. Keith and his son John have 210 acres of land, have been hop growers, but are now raising sheep and dairying. He is a Republican, and has been highway commissioner two terms, assessor three years, and coroner six years.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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