Elias Keyes

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Elias Keyes
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by William Strong
Succeeded by Daniel Azro Ashley Buck
1st
Personal details
Born (1758-04-14)April 14, 1758
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died July 9, 1844(1844-07-09) (aged 86)
Stockbridge, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Republican
Profession Politician, Judge

Elias Keyes (April 14, 1758 – July 9, 1844) was an American politician and judge. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Biography[edit]

Keyes was born in Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut. He attended the common schools and later read law. Keyes enlisted in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and rose to the rank of sergeant-major.[1] In 1785, he moved to Stockbridge, Vermont, and was one of the towns first settlers.[2] He built the first gristmill and sawmill in Stockbridge.[3]

Keyes served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1793 until 1796, 1798 until 1802, 1818, 1820 and 1823 until 1825.[4] In 1803 he was the Vermont state judge.[5]

He was a member of the Governor's council from 1805 until 1813 and from 1815 until 1817.[6] In 1814 Keyes was a member of the Vermont state constitutional convention.[7] From 1803 until 1814 he served as assistant judge of the Windsor County, Vermont Court,[8] and from 1815 until 1818 he served as judge of Windsor County.[9]

Keyes was elected a Democratic-Republican candidate to the Seventeenth United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1821 until March 3, 1823.[10] Keyes died on July 9, 1844 in Stockbridge, and is interred in Maplewood Cemetery.Keyes, Elias (1758-1844)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windsor County, Vt., for 1883-84,. The Journal Offie. 1884. p. 237. 
  2. ^ "About Stockbridge". Ancestry.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Stockbridge Vermont". Vermont County. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Vermont, Eliakim Persons Walton, Vermont. Conventions, Vermont. Council of Safety, Vermont. Governor, Vermont. Supreme Executive Council, Vermont. Board of War, 1779-1783 (1876). Records of the governor and Council of the state of Vermont. Steam press of J. & J.M. Poland,. p. 368. 
  5. ^ "Elias Keyes". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000160". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Vermont: Records of the governor and Council of the state of Vermont. J & J M Poland. 1876. p. 368. 
  8. ^ "Stockbridge Vermont". Vermont County. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives (1810). Journals of the General Assembly of the State of Vermont. Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives. p. 30. 
  10. ^ "Rep. Elias Keyes". Govtrack.us. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windsor County, Vt., for 1883-84, Volume 1", printed by The Journal Office, 1884.

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