Deacon Edward Forbes
1Hiram Carleton, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making . . ., Vol. 2, p. 184 (1903).
"Edward Fobes (or Forbes) (2), son of John and Constant (Mitchell) Fobes (or Forbes), was born in 1651, in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He was a man of much importance in the early life of the place, and constantly in local office, a deacon of the church and a man of large landed interests. He served in the colonial assembly in 1702, 1703, 1708, 1709, 1711, 1712, 1715 and 1722. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Lieutenant John Howard, and niece of Judge Thomas Hayward. The Hon. Edward Fobes died in 1732, in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.".
1J.H. Beers & Co., Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts, Vol. 1, p. 426 (1912).
"(IV) Simeon Keith, son of Nathan, born in 1749, married in 1775 Molly, daughter of Col. Simeon Cary. Col. Simeon Cary was a captain in the French war, 1758 and 1759, and was a colonel in the Revolutionary war in 1776. The children of Simeon and Molly Keith were born as follows: Hampden, 1776; Hannah, 1777; Molly, 1779; Austin, 1781; Sidney, 1783; Martha, 1785; Pardon, 1787; Rhoda, 1790; Silvia, 1792; Keziah, 1794. Simeon Keith died June 24, 1828, aged seventy-nine years, and his wife Molly, died Sept. 25, 1832, aged seventy-eight.
Simeon Keith was engaged in farming, and in connection with his agricultural pursuits made frequent trips to Boston by team, returning with hides for the shoemakers, and also collected the hair therefrom, which he disposed of to masons to be used in mixing mortar, etc. In this business he was succeeded by his son Pardon, who followed the same for a number of years, until better shipping facilities came into vogue.".