52 Ancestors – Week 374: #585 Joanna (Cleveland) Keyes (1670-1758) of Woburn and Westford, Massachusetts

Joanna Cleaveland (1670-1758)  is quantity 585 on my Ahnentafel Record, my seventh great-grandmother, who married #584 Joseph Keyes (1667-1757) on 28 Could 1690  in Chelmsford, Middlesex County,  Massachusetts.

I’m descended via:

*  their son #292 Joseph Keyes (1698-1744) who married #293 Elizabeth Fletcher (1698-1775) in 1720. 
*  their son #146 Jonathan Keyes (1722-1781) who married #147 Elizabeth Fletcher (1720-1761) in 1746.
*  their daughter #73 Elizabeth Keyes (1759-1793) who married #72 Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1829) in 1777.
*  their son #36 Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857) who married  #37 Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857)  in 1810.
*  their son #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) who married #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) in 1852.
*  their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) who married  #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)  in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 

    
*   Identify:                        Joanna Cleveland[1–3]    
*  Alternate Identify:         Joanna Cleaveland[8]    
*  Alternate Identify:         Joanna Keyes[6] 
*  Alternate Identify:         Joannah Keyes[5]    
*  Alternate Identify:         Joanna Cleveland Keyes[4]
*  Intercourse:                             Feminine    
*  Father:                        Moses Cleveland (1624-1702)    
*  Mom:                      Ann Winn (1626-1682)

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Start:                          5 March 1670, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1–4]
*  Distribution:              11 July 1757 (age 87), husband’s will proved; Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]    
*  Demise:                       18 March 1758 (age 88), Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1-2,4,6–7]    
*  Burial:                      after 18 March 1758 (after age 88), Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4]  
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 

*  Partner 1:                   Joseph Keyes (1667-1757)

*  Marriage 1:                28 Could 1690 (age 23), Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1-2,8-10]

*  Little one 1:                     Miriam Keyes (1691- )
*  Little one 2:                     Lydia Keyes (1693-1762)
*  Little one 3:                     Joanna Keyes (1695-1787)
*  Little one 4:                     Joseph Keyes Jr. (1698-1744)    

 
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

: The Cleveland household family tree e-book has a superb file of the Moses and Ann (Winn) Cleveland household[1], and in addition the Joanna (Cleveland) Keyes household[2].
Joanna Cleveland was born 5 March 1670 in Woburn, Massachusetts, the tenth baby (of 11) and 4th daughter of Moses and Ann (Winn) Cleveland of Woburn[1-4].  
On 28 Could 1690, Joanna Cleaveland (1670-1758) married Joseph Keyes in Chelmsford, Massachusetts[1-2,8-10].  He was the son of Solomon and Frances (Grant) Keyes of Chelmsford.  They’d 4 kids, all born and recorded in Chelmsford:
*  Miriam Keyes (1691-????), married 1728 John Lawson (1705-????).
*  Lydia Keyes (1693-1762), married 1712 John Mudge (1686-1762).
*  Joanna Keyes (1695-1787), married (1) 1716 Thomas Kidder (1690-1729); (2) 1732 Samuel Fitch (1699-1775).
*  Joseph Keyes (1698-1744), married 1720 Elizabeth Fletcher (1698-1775).
Her husband, Joseph Keyes, died 9 June 1757 at age 90 in Westford, Massachusetts (which had break up off from Chelmsford in about 1730).  In his will dated 29 June 1745, and proved in Middlesex County Probate Courtroom on 11 July 1757[5], he bequeathed to Joanna:

“Imprimus I Give and bequeath to Joannah my Dearly Beloved Spouse all my Houshold items Throughout her Life…”

Joanna (Cleveland) Keyes died 18 March 1758 at age 88 in Westford, Massachusetts[1-2,4,6-7]. The gravestones of Joseph and Joanna (Cleveland) Keyes are within the Fairview Cemetery in Westford.  Her headstone in Fairview Cemetery in Westford says[4]:
“Right here lies the Physique of
Mrs Joanna Keyes
the Grandmother of
Mr. Jonathan Keyes
who departed this Life
March ye 18th 1758.
Being 87 Years & 11 months outdated”
 
5)  SOURCES

 1. Edmund James Cleveland and Horace Gillette Cleveland, The Family tree of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Households, (Hartford, Conn. : 1899), pages 23-32, Moses Cleveland household sketch.

2. Edmund James Cleveland and Horace Gillette Cleveland, The Family tree of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Households, (Hartford, Conn. : 1899), web page 52, #11, Joanna Cleveland household sketch.

2. Edward F. Johnson,  Woburn Information of Births, Marriages and Deaths [5 Volumes], (Woburn, Mass.: The Information Print, 1893), Quantity 1, web page 51, Joanna Cleveland start entry, 5 April 1670.

4. Discover A Grave, listed database and digital picture,  (http://www.findagrave.com), Fairview Cemetery (Westford, Mass.), Joanna Cleveland Keyes memorial # 36127476.

5. “Middlesex County, Mass.: Probate Papers, 1648-1871,” digital pictures, American Ancestors (http://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed, 10 February 2018), Probate Packet #13,196 (6 pictures), Joseph Keyes of Westford, 1757.

6. Very important Information of Westford, Massachusetts to the 12 months 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1915), Deaths, web page 293, Joanna Keyes entry, 18 March 1758.

7. “Massachusetts, City and Very important Information, 1620-1988,” listed database and digital picture, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com), “Westford Births, Marriages and Deaths,” Web page 81 (Picture 47 of 1750), Joanna Keyes loss of life entry.

8. “Massachusetts, City Information, 1620-1988,” digital pictures, Ancestry.com, “Chelmsford, City and Land Information, with Births, Marriages and deaths,” web page 30 (penned) (picture 37 of 230), Joseph Keyes and Joanna Cleaveland marriage entry.

9. City of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Very important Information of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to the 12 months 1850 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1914), Marriages, web page 262, Joseph Keyes and Joanna Cleaveland entry, 28 Could 1690.

10. Asa Keyes, Family tree: Robert Keyes of Watertown, Mass., 1633; Solomon Keyes of Newbury and Chelmsford, Mass., 1653, and Their Descendants; Additionally, Others of the Identify (Barattleboro, Vt. : Geo. E. Selleck, Printer, 1880), web page 148, #II (8) Joseph Keyes household sketch.
 
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NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow instructed a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog submit 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth yr to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The checklist of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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