Biography of The Krys Family
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Keys Family, The. - This family trace their ancestry to Daniel Keys, of Connecticut, a soldier in the Revolution. His son, Ezra, was the first to come to Orleans county, about 1825, and he settled in Holley. He had a son, Horatio N., who was born in 1805 and died in 1887, and was a tailor by trade, and was in business in Holley for a great many years. He was a deacon in the Presbyterian church, and was appointed postmaster of Holley, in 1861. and served through Lincoln's first administration. He married first Marietta, daughter of P. Beebe, of Murray, and their children were: Daniel H., Alma S., and Marietta, who died in infancy. He married second Aithea Beebe, who died in 1892 and their children were: Paphiras R., Marietta, Harlan P., Myra, Ezra, Clara, Burton, Eliza F., Silas D., Horace N., and William A. Daniel H. settled in Cleveland, O., Alma S. is unmarried, Paphiras settled in Chicago; Marietta married T. F. Harwood and settled in Bloomington, Ill.; Harlan settled in St. John's, Michigan; Myra married John Q. Pierce and settled in St. John's. Michigan; Ezra enlisted in the 105th N. Y. Inf., was appointed sergeant and was killed at the second battle of Fredericksburg; Clara died at the age of fifteen years; Burton settled in Holley. and since 1874 he has been engaged in the furniture business, with undertaking, and takes an active interest in politics, having served as village president and as trustee. He served as supervisor during 1878-79 and 1880. He is secretary of the Hillside Cemetery Association, and one of the stockholders in the Holley Electric Light Co. Eliza married C. E. Jackson, and settled in Ovid, Michigan; Silas settled in East St. Louis, and Horace at Ovid, Michigan. William A. is engaged in the stone quarry business at Holley.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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