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  • Name Unknown   [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died Dec 
    Notes 
    • Ralph Keeler probably married first at Hartford in the mid-1640s, ___ Betts, born say 1621, a previously unrecognized daughter of John and Mary (—) Betts of Claydon, Oxfordshire, and whose mother became the widow Mary Betts, the early "schooldame" at Hartford. The chronology indicates that this daughter probably was older than her known sisters, Mary and Martha Betts, born about 1623 and 1625, respectively. Ralph Keeler had been living in Hartford a dozen years or more when he moved soon after 1650 with the first settlers to Norwalk. He was at that time about 37 years old and had several small children. Younger children were born at Norwalk in the 1650s. His first wife died probably in Norwalk before 11 August 1659, by which time at least one of her children had been placed with her brother John Betts in Wethersfield. About 1663 Ralph Keeler married, as his second wife, Sarah (Howes) (Treadwell) Whelpley, the widow of Edward Treadwell of Hempstead, Long Island, and of Henry Whelpley of Fairfield, Connecticut. Sarah married as her fourth husband, Thomas Skidmore, of Fairfield, and died about November 1684. [3]
    Person ID I17780  Mindrum
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 

    Family Ralph Keeler,   b. 1613, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1672, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Keeler,   b. Abt 1645, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 May 1720, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     2. Ralph Keeler, Jr.,   b. Abt 1647, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2 Mar 1720/1, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     3. Unnamed Keeler,   b. Bef 1650, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rebecca Keeler,   b. ca 1650/1, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Keeler,   b. Abt 1654
     6. Samuel Keeler,   b. Abt 1655, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1713, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     7. Jonah Keeler,   b. Abt 1658, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Mar 1673/4  (Age ~ 16 years)
     8. Unnamed Keeler,   d. Dec
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F12434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S286] S. Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney Family of Connecticut, (1878).

    2. [S2761] Wesley B. Keeler, Keeler Family: Ralph Keeler of Norwalk, CT and some of his descendants, (Gateway Press, 1985), p. 2.

    3. [S5761] The First Wife of Ralph Keeler of Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut, Gale Ion Harris, The American Genealogist, Vol. 80 (2005), pp. 177-187.