DANFORTH KEYES 7th child of Capt. Solomon, was b. at the old homestead built by his father in Western (now Warren), Mass., in 1740. He was the first child b. in the house, and was carried to Brookfield (to which that part of Western formerly belonged) to be christened in the old meeting-house on the hill, which was burned by the Indians the next year. Although only sixteen years old at the time, he was in the same battle in which his father was killed at Lake George, but came out unharmed. After the affair at Lake George, he still continued in the French war service, and was in the disastrous assault of Gen. Abercrombie upon the French lines at Ticonderoga, 1758. Also, he was with Gen. Amherst in the army raised for the conquest of Canada, took part in the final capture of Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 1759, and was with Amherst engaged in the capture of Isle aux Noix, St. Johns and Montreal. With part of his regiment he came across the State of Vermont from St. Albans in the winter, and most of the men
Father: Solomon KEYES b: 11 MAY 1701 in Chelmsford, MA
Mother: Sarah DANFORTH b: 18 AUG 1700 in Billerica, MA
Marriage 1 Sarah CUTLER b: 02 APR 1745 in Warren, MA
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