Biography of Watson D. Keith
Madison County, NY Biographies





Keith, Watson D., son of Lincoln and Submit (Doolittle) Keith, was born in the town of Nelson, this county, June 26, 1824. His father, a native of Massachusetts, was one of the early settlers of Nelson and cleared the farm on which he resided until his death. He held various minor town offices and was a man well esteemed in the community. In addition to extensive general farming he was also engaged in public work, principally in contracts on the Erie Canal. Of his union with Submit Doolittle eight children were born: Levi, Selura, Lorenda, John. Jane, Lydia, Watson D. and Perry. Only two of these survive: Jane, who married Abel Bennett of Ontario county, and Watson D. Keith of Cazenovia. The latter was educated in the common schools and has always followed the occupation of farming. He came to Cazenovia to reside permanently in November, 1880. Mr. Keith first married Ellen M. Dana, daughter of Federal Dana. For his second wife he married Catherine Card Holdridge.

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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