A Keeney Family Genealogy Online

Keeney Family Genealogy
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Vol. 1 #10
November 1999

k-f-g-online.com

Edited by
Daniell Lee Keeney


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   Editor's note

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Hi Everyone ,

I'm sitting here (it's the 12th of September) and thinking I'm crazy as I just put out the October issue on the 7th of September. On the 8th inst., I started working on the issues for November, December and January. 

(3 brownie points to who ever figures that one out).

It's almost November and time for Thanksgiving. Their were 10 issues in this series of  volume 1. Since I started volume 1 in December 1998  I'll have to start volume 2 next month.

I'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who have sent in data & items for the site & the newsletter over the past months.

If anybody has any thoughts on Y2K they would like to share for the January issue please send them in.

~Daniell Lee Keeney

, California

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From the inbox.....

From: Dr. Greg Watkins gwatkins@chickasaw.com

Date: Sunday, September 12, 1999 21:25 PM

Subject: Mother passing away

Dan,

I wanted to let you know my mother, Dorothy Imogene Keeney, died on June 19, 1999, from complications related to leukemia. This past year has been very difficult. Would you add this to your database? I see that you have continued to update your website. It looks great! I think I'll have time to get back into research now. I did send data and pictures to be included in Patricia Foulke Kaufman's new edition. I can't wait to see it.

Best wishes,

Greg                          


Editors note; Dorothy was a second great granddaughter of Rev. Jonathan Anthony Keeney and the daughter of Charles Gerald Keeney & Allie Edith Neal

DOROTHY IMOGENE KEENEY (CHARLES GERALD, CHARLES FRANKLIN, JONATHAN ANTHONY, JONATHAN ANTHONY, JOHN JONATHAN)


From: Gary Keeney keeney@mcplastics.com 

Date: Thursday, September 16, 1999 7:31 AM   

Subject: poem

My Great Grandparents, Benjamin Kessler - Martha Elizabeth Randleman Keeney had the Irish humor when they named their children. They were named alphabetically and this poem was used to remember their names.

Alfred Bertin, Carrie Dell, Ernest Farmer, all is well, George Harvey, Ira James Keeney, Levi Martin, these are our names, Nina Ona, Pearly Q, that is enough, now won't that do?

Now guess who I was named after?

Submitted by Gary Ernest Keeney, Carlisle, Iowa


Editors note; I forwarded a copy of Gary's e-mail to Lana as her husband is descended from Carrie Dell Keeney.

DOUGLAS JAMES8 KLINE (JOHN PHILLIP7, ALLEN DEAN6, CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born Private. He met LANA GENE THOMPSON Private, daughter of RAYMOND THOMPSON and LINDA SCHUENING. She was born Private.

From: Lana Kline lkline@oregontrail.net  

Date: Sunday, September 19, 1999 21:31 PM

I know it a little bit differently.  It goes like this:   

The Keeney Children's ABC song

Alfred Berten, Carrie Dell, Earnest Farmer fell in the well, George Harvey, Ira James, Levi Martin, that's our names. Nina Ona, Pearlie Q. That's our names and won't that do?

It's on the same lines as Gary's.  This came from the "Martin Christopher Randleman, His kin and Heirs 1754-1964" book from Billie Snead Webb.  Who knows which is correct?

Lana

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   Keeney's listed in an online search in.....

   In an online address / phone search I came across;

  32 Keeney's in Arizona

  1. Charles D Keeney (602) 977-4710 17664 N Del Webb Blvd Sun City, AZ 85373-1627
  2. Daniel Keeney (520) 363-7477 602 Victoria Cir Kearny , AZ 85237
  3. David A Keeney (602) 957-0224 2634 E Whitton Ave Phoenix , AZ 85016-7424
  4. David A Keeney (602) 777-7936 8615 S Kenwood Ln Tempe , AZ 85284-2574
  5. Frank V Keeney (602) 934-5542 6235 N 60th Ave Glendale, AZ 85301-4439
  6. Fred Keeney (520) 288-3418 N Roberoson Ave Joseph City, AZ 86032
  7. Glenn J Keeney (520) 327-8611 1315 N Magnolia Ave Tucson , AZ 85712-4810
  8. J Keeney (602) 275-3979 2915 E Roosevelt St Phoenix , AZ 85008-7501
  9. Jc C Keeney (602) 494-9348 10233 N 42nd St Phoenix , AZ 85028-4105
  10. Jean E Keeney (520) 758-3139 1889 Hualapai Dr Bullhead City, AZ 86442-4937
  11. John Keeney (520) 286-2130 195 E Hillside Dr Munds Park, AZ 86017
  12. Karen Keeney (520) 826-3686 220 Ford Rd Pearce , AZ 85625-9773
  13. Keith F Keeney (602) 936-8783 2706 N 88th Ln Phoenix , AZ 85037-3461
  14. Kris A Keeney (520) 887-6097 110 E Prince Rd Tucson , AZ 85705-3668
  15. L Keeney (520) 457-2580 Tombstone, AZ 85638
  16. Lee A Keeney (520) 452-0775 107 Jeffords St Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-1046
  17. Linda A Keeney (520) 474-6600 508 S Colcord Rd Payson , AZ 85541-4833
  18. Loren R Keeney (602) 986-3078 8615 E Main St Mesa , AZ 85207-8615
  19. Mark A Keeney (520) 472-6633 502 N Snead Dr Payson , AZ 85541-3445
  20. Michael L Keeney (520) 321-4329 3355 E Fort Lowell Rd Apt 235 Tucson , AZ 85716-1648
  21. Patrick Keeney (520) 214-9957 700 Blackbird Roost St Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6244
  22. Rammie J Keeney (602) 546-4523 13501 W Clearwater Ct Sun City, AZ 85375-2087
  23. Raymond M Keeney (520) 851-1019 43254 Highway 72 Bouse , AZ 85325
  24. Richard L Keeney (520) 472-7687 208 E Juniper St Payson , AZ 85541-5129
  25. Robert A Keeney (520) 632-9706 16787 S Redondo Dr Mayer , AZ 86333-2583
  26. Robert D Keeney (602) 546-2111 15910 W Sentinel Dr Sun City, AZ 85375-6680
  27. S Keeney (602) 833-7330 858 N Country Club Dr Mesa , AZ 85201-4138
  28. Slim Keeney (602) 971-4209 Phoenix , AZ 85008
  29. Sue Keeney (602) 934-7039 8601 N 71st Ave Glendale, AZ 85301-1040
  30. Vernon R Keeney (520) 625-7791 4410 S Golf Estates Dr Green Valley, AZ 85614-5639
  31. Virgil Keeney (602) 982-4435 2605 S Tomahawk Rd Ofc Apache Jct, AZ 85219-9103
  32. Glenda Keeneygibson (602) 502-0995 24221 N 80th Pl Scottsdale, AZ 85255-5102

   6 Keeney 's in Alaska

  1. George R Keeney (907) 424-7621 Po Box 151 Cordova , AK 99574-0151
  2. J Keeney (907) 457-1484 Fairbanks, AK 99701
  3. Jeremiah Keeney (907) 457-2767 Fairbanks, AK 99701
  4. Jerome A Keeney (907) 337-2670 6821 Baxter Terrace Cir Anchorage, AK 99504-3995
  5. Joseph Keeney (907) 452-3942 349 Well St Fairbanks, AK 99701-2926
  6. Mike Keeney (907) 337-3801 Anchorage, AK 99501

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   If you'd like more information on this line contact Lana Kline

Descendants of

   4 Generations of the Descendants of Carrie Dell Keeney (1876 - 1947)

Generation No. 1

1. CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY (BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born 10 April 1876 in Warren Co., Iowa, and died 27 October 1958 in Polk Co., Iowa. She married JOHN FREDRICK KLINE 25 December 1895 in Carlisle, Iowa, son of JACOB KLINE and REGINA ROTHFUS. He was born 06 October 1871 in Polk Co., Iowa, and died 14 November 1947 in Carlisle, Iowa.

Children of CARRIE KEENEY and JOHN KLINE are:

i. FLORENCE REGINA6 KLINE, b. 23 September 1896, Carlisle, Iowa; d. 07 July 1981, Pleasantvill, Marion, Iowa.

2. ii. MARTHA BERTHA KLINE, b. 09 August 1898, Carlisle, Iowa; d. 14 December 1974.

3. iii. ALBERT LEROY KLINE, b. 16 November 1900, Carlisle, Warren, Iowa; d. 15 October 1952.

iv. JOHN FLOYD KLINE, b. 12 August 1903, Near Carlisle, Iowa; d. 28 June 1957, Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa; m. (1) GLADYS HOLLINGSWORTH ELLIS, Private; b. Private; m. (2) MARGARET TAYLOR, Private; b. Private.

v. RUTH KLINE, b. 13 January 1909, Near Carlisle, Iowa; d. April 1909.

4. vi. MIRIAM USTINA KLINE, b. 10 April 1910, Near Carlisle, Iowa; d. 1955, Carlisle, Iowa.

5. vii. ALLEN DEAN KLINE, b. 31 August 1913, Iowa; d. 22 September 1990, Iowa.

Generation No. 2

2. MARTHA BERTHA6 KLINE (CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born 09 August 1898 in Carlisle, Iowa, and died 14 December 1974. She married FRANK KAIL July 1922, son of WILLIAM KAIL and CORA HULL. He died Unknown.

Children of MARTHA KLINE and FRANK KAIL are:

6. i. LUJEAN7 KAIL, b. Private.

7. ii. MARIANNE KAIL, b. Private.

3. ALBERT LEROY6 KLINE (CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born 16 November 1900 in Carlisle, Warren, Iowa, and died 15 October 1952. He met AMIE TYLER Private. She was born Private.

Child of ALBERT KLINE and AMIE TYLER is:

i. JANICE LOUISE7 KLINE, b. Private; m. BENJAMIN E. HOLBERG, Private; b. Private.

4. MIRIAM USTINA6 KLINE (CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born 10 April 1910 in Near Carlisle, Iowa, and died 1955 in Carlisle, Iowa. She met SAM BLACK Private, son of SULLIVAN BLACK and ALICE MILLER. He was born Private.

Child of MIRIAM KLINE and SAM BLACK is:

8. i. DICK7 BLACK, b. Private.

5. ALLEN DEAN6 KLINE (CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born 31 August 1913 in Iowa, and died 22 September 1990 in Iowa. He met ESTHER LORENE FLEMING Private, daughter of WALTER FLEMING and HALLIE MYRICK. She was born Private.

Children of ALLEN KLINE and ESTHER FLEMING are:

9. i. JOHN PHILLIP7 KLINE, b. Private.

10. ii. DONALD RAY KLINE, b. Private.

Generation No. 3

6. LUJEAN7 KAIL (MARTHA BERTHA6 KLINE, CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born Private. She met JAMES F. WILT Private. He was born Private.

Children of LUJEAN KAIL and JAMES WILT are:

i. JAMES8 WILT, JR., b. Private.

ii. JULIE WILT, b. Private.

iii. JOHN WILT, b. Private.

7. MARIANNE7 KAIL (MARTHA BERTHA6 KLINE, CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born Private. She met GENE ALLAN Private. He was born Private.

Children of MARIANNE KAIL and GENE ALLAN are:

i. CONNIE8 ALLAN, b. Private.

ii. SUSAN ALLAN, b. Private.

8. DICK7 BLACK (MIRIAM USTINA6 KLINE, CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born Private.

Children of DICK BLACK are:

i. ELIZABETH8 BLACK, b. Private.

ii. DEANNA BLACK, b. Private.

9. JOHN PHILLIP7 KLINE (ALLEN DEAN6, CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born Private. He met SHARON JOAN CUMMINGS Private, daughter of LLOYD CUMMINGS and PAULINE LUNDAHL. She was born Private.

Children of JOHN KLINE and SHARON CUMMINGS are:

11. i. DOUGLAS JAMES8 KLINE, b. Private.

ii. DARCEY JEAN KLINE, b. Private; m. LAW GARDNER, Private; b. Private.

10. DONALD RAY7 KLINE (ALLEN DEAN6, CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born Private. He met (1) MARJORIE COLLEEN RADKE Private. She was born Private. He met (2) JUDITH KAY HILLS Private. She was born Private.

Child of DONALD KLINE and JUDITH HILLS is:

12. i. WILLIAM (BILL) ALLEN8 KLINE, b. Private.

Generation No. 4

11. DOUGLAS JAMES8 KLINE (JOHN PHILLIP7, ALLEN DEAN6, CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born Private. He met LANA GENE THOMPSON Private, daughter of RAYMOND THOMPSON and LINDA SCHUENING. She was born Private.

Children of DOUGLAS KLINE and LANA THOMPSON are:

i. JOHN ALLEN9 KLINE, b. Private.

ii. HAILEY LYN KLINE, b. Private.

12. WILLIAM (BILL) ALLEN8 KLINE (DONALD RAY7, ALLEN DEAN6, CARRIE DELL5 KEENEY, BENJAMIN KESSLER4, SAMUEL THOMAS3, JONATHAN ANTHONY2, JOHN JONATHAN1) was born Private. He met ROXANNE Private. She was born Private.

Children of WILLIAM KLINE and ROXANNE are:

i. MORGAN CURTIS9 KLINE, b. Private.

ii. SARAH LORENE KLINE, b. Private.

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Miscellaneous

Irish FlagAs a reminder for those of  you that haven't found or filled out the survey for the Keeney Reunion in Ireland, please take a moment to do so. http://www.keeney.net/keeney_reunion.htm


I've removed the option of adding links / images on the message board due to JERKS posting sex sites. If you want to add a link or image send them to me. ~Dan


  From my Guestbook:
Name: Dolores Keeney Fleming
E-Mail: TOMLORIE@prodigy.net
Location: Niles, Il. USA
Date: Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 19:12:13

Comments:

I may be the only thorough-bred KEENEY, since I am a KEENEY on both sides. My Dad, Patrick Keeney (1894-1972) was born in County Donegal, Ireland. He came to the U.S. in 1916 and went to work in the Irish-owned copper mines in Butte, Mt. He then went to K. C. and in 1927 came to Chicago. My Mom, was Annie Keeney (her maiden name) (1894-1973) was born in the southwestern part of Nebraska, where her parents homesteaded. Her parents were James Keeney (d.1909) and Alice Haughey (d.1946). Both of them were born in the same area of County Donegal as my Dad. My parents met and were married in K.C. The Irish in Ireland refer to KEENEY as a "Donegal Name". The name is found in other parts of Ireland, but is most common in Donegal. So.......if you are looking for your roots, they may be buried in beautiful County Donegal, Ireland. It's great to know there are so many of us Keeneys around.


   Keeney Forums  (Message boards)

  1.     2. Family Tree Maker   3. Family History (Ancestry)

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   Word Search

If you'd like to print out this word search, I've found out that if you highlight what you want then copy and paste into a regular word processing program such as Word Perfect; Word or Star Office, that the table shows up with everything aligned, but if you try notepad in Windows you get a vertical string of text from the table, if you try wordpad the table shows but the text is out of alignment. ~Dan

ELMEROSCORILAVONS
ELONAEIDEPHILLIPA
GEILOUINICEASEMAJ
ROLZSVNKJOHNANCYO
OCYIAOTOENMABZLAN
ESVDCBSYDRAHARRYA
GONEKEENEYRTTAOHT
MRAYPGETHOMASNRMH
CROHMARIHANNANNAA
AMYVTHAPJEBIMMERN
RJFREDYAODLRUIUGD
RALPHRMTNWLOEAKLL
IMRACSORMAILLIWEA
EMARYCNIARPOLLYNN
SALGUODCTDAMPIINO
PLYHTIEKELIZAWHBD

All of these names have been used in the Keeney family, most are given names,

but a couple are nick names, that I used here because they fit in the space.

Of the 45 names listed how many can you find?

Amy, Anna, Ardys, Bill, Carrie, Conner, David, Donald, Douglas, Edward, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elmer, Ethel, Fred,  Glenn, George, Grover, Hanna, Harry, Hiram,  James, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Keeney,  Keith, Ken, Laura, Lavon, Lon, Lori, Mike, Mary, Nancy, Oscar, Patrick, Phillip, Polly, Ralph,  Raymond,  Samuel,   Sara, Thomas, William

Solution

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Reunions

Another item "The Keeney Cousins" from Mike Vincent

The grandchildren and some great grandchildren of Edward Carrol Keeney, calling themselves "The Keeney Cousins," meet each year, at 1:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of July, at Gilbert's Restaurant, in Jackson, Michigan.  As most of the grandchildren of E. C. are now in their 70's and 80's, the number of attendees is dwindling rapidly each year.


Does anybody know of any family Reunions?

If so send information & I'll include it here.

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Looking for.....

(from keeney.net/bbs)

William and Anne KEENEY

Posted by David W. Bernthal on September 16, 1999 at 20:17:29:

I'm looking for information on the parents of William KEENEY b. about 1587, possibly in Scotland. marr. Anne DOUGLAS. They had a son William who was to have emigrated to the U.S.


In an e-mail Mike Vincent writes:  

"I am looking to make contact with others descended from the line of John Keeney, son of William Keeney.  My Keeney line proceeds back as follows:  Edward Carroll Keeney (1859-1948) -Jonathan Bishop Keeney (1815-1897) - Joseph Keeney (?-1842) - William Keeney (?-?) - William Keeney (?-?) - John Keeney (1700-?) - John Keeney (1641-1716) - William Keeney (Abt 1601-1675)" 

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From the Keeney UpDate

       Volume VI Number 2 May 1989

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Keeney UpDate May 1989

If you don't already get the Keeney UpDate see how to get it here.

Click on image for full size view.

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New on the site:

New pictures from my dad Dwight L. Keeney

   D. Larry Keeney    (Larry Bowman)                Amy    
                                                                                        Amy Bowman                

 Scot, Kristy, Andy & Amy Bowman   Scot, Kristy, Andy, & Amy Bowman


From  Lana Kline

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Ruth Kline

(picture taken at her grave side)

 

Kids of Carrie Dell Keeney

John and Carrie Dell (Keeney) Kline's 6 (grown children)

 

 Hailey Lyn.jpg (9042 bytes)  Hailey Lyn Kline  John Allen.jpg (9997 bytes) John Allen Kline

 

From Cindy Marcel

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This picture was featured in "The Carlisle Citizen", Friday, June 29, 1951.  The picture was taken originally in abt. 1905 at John Hicks & Sarah Ellen (Stumbo) Randleman's home in Carlisle, Iowa.  Note there are several identified Keeney's in the picture, but there are others that have not yet been identified.  I wonder if anyone else out there can contribute to whom these people are?  By the way this is the home that was next owned by Arden W. & Lulu B. Keeney after the death of her parents.

 

Picture contributed by Constance L. Keeney Jameson, Oct. 1999. By way of  Cindy Marcell

 

KeeneyWPobitE.jpg (40800 bytes) The obituary for William Perry Keeney, my grandfather, which was featured in the newspaper. I do not have the paper's name attached to the clipping but I suspect it was probably in the "Carlisle Citizen" of Carlisle, Iowa, the local paper.  The date is not listed, however, William died May 06, 1938 so I assume it was printed shortly thereafter. (Newspaper clipping contributed by Constance L. Keeney Jameson, Oct. 1999.) By way of Cindy Marcell



KEENEY, POLK PIONEER, DIES
Veteran of Civil War: Farmer 70 Years.One of Polk county's pioneers, William P. Keeney, 94, died Friday morning at his home in Allen township, seven miles southeast of Des Moines. Mr. Keeney, who had lived on the same farm for 70 years, came to Polk county when Des Moines was little more than the original fort around which the town was built.   The city then had one store, and board sidewalks. Starts Orchard. After the Civil War he established Keeney's orchard, thus becoming one of the state's pioneer orchardists and horticulturalists. Mr. Keeney broke the prairie soil with oxen, but kept abreast of the times with his farming and during the latter portion of his 60 years in the fruit business he did considerable work with a tractor. Enlisting during the Civil War when he was only 18, Mr. Keeney served three years and three months in Company B, Tenth Iowa Infantry Survivors. (at this point the newspaper article was tore out and I do not have this part of it)

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A note from the editor:

WILLIAM PERRY KEENEY (JONATHAN ANTHONY, JONATHAN ANTHONY, JOHN JONATHAN) was born 09 September 1843 in Montgomery, Indiana, and died 06 May 1938 in Polk, Iowa. He married NANCY ELLEN KEENEY 25 September 1867 in Polk, Iowa, daughter of JONATHAN KEENEY and MELISSA GOOCH. She was born 15 November 1852 in Polk, Iowa, and died 18 March 1902.

Also in the August issue I included a story about W.P.K. from the Keeney Update of December 1986

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 Updated & new e-mail addresses

Name Old Address New Address
Bill and Carol Keeney ckeeney@tinet.ie ckeeney@eircom.net
Mike Vincent *************** Mike-Vincent@email.msn.com
Mike Keeney ~~~~~~~~~~~ mwkeeney@kih.net
Sharon Galitz ============ wogalitz@concentric.net

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   Family Stories

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   Mike Vincent sent in the following and asked that it be spread out over a few issues of the newsletter in this section, so herewith is part 1 of 3

History of the Keeney Family From 1630

The first ancestor of the Keeney family that we have any record of, was William Kinie (Note the spelling).

From Babson's History of Gloucester, Mass., we read his name among those who were known to have been residents of Gloucester, Mass., or tillers of the soil from the time of its present settlement to 1650. We also found that Gloucester was settled in 1633, but did not become a town until 1642. Also that William Kinie had a house and land which he sold to Thomas Prince in 1652. He had a daughter who married Ralph Parker. From another history found of New London, Conn., we saw where William Keeney of Gloucester, Mass., came with a party of friends to make arrangements for receiving Mr. Richard Blinman, who had been the minister of Gloucester for eight years and was now engaged to begin the ministery of the Pequoit Plantation.

They belonged to what was called the Cape Ann party and took up a grant of land at New London, October 16, 1650. These lots, nine in number of six acres each, extended each side of the narrow street from the Alder swamp in front to the Cedar Swamp on the west.

Early in 1651 a new street in the rear of the town plot wag opened up, and took the name of Cape Ann Lane; now called Ann Street.

The lot of William Keeney was nearly opposite to the south entrance of the new street on the Niantic Road. It also stated that William Keeney was Deputy in 1662, and we were lead to believe that he came from England to Plymouth with Mr. Blinman.

William Keeney died in New London in 1675 and we will try and follow his lineage down until the present.

William Keeney (m). Agnes or Annis Duglas, date unknown

Children:

Susanna Duglas Keeney (m) Ralph Parker.

(2) John Keeney (m). Sarah Duglas (1), Elizabeth Latham (2), Naomi Burdock Rogers (3). Child of John and Sarah Duglas Keeney, Susanna Duglas Keeney (m). Ezekial Turner, child of John and Elisabeth Latham Keeney.

Agnes (m). Samuel Beebe.

(3) John Keeney (m). Hannah Waller, Feb. 5, 1718. Children:

John, Elizabeth, William and Lucy.

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William Keeney (m). Lucretia Calkins, who was the granddaughter to Susanna Duglas Keeney and Ezekial Turner. Children: William and Naomi. Naomi (m) Collins Gorton. Here we found in the records where Joseph Collins was made guardian of these children, who were under 12 years of age--reason unknown.

William Keeney married four times: (1) Betty Moore, (2) Mary Chaffelt, (3) Namoa Darrow, (4) Wheatly Stewart. Children of Betty: John, died young; Ezra; Betsey (m) Baruch Beckwith; Patty Keeney.

Joseph (m) Mary Bishop. Children: Stephan Allen (m) Julia (Grannis) Clark; Betsey (m) Mansfield Parsons; Mary Ann (m) Philo Mills; Nancy Bishop (m) Dr. John Cadman; John (m) Eremah Alexander Rogers; Dr. Nicholas Bishop (m) (1) Mary Ely, (2) Hortence Murdock; Joseph (m) Mary Carpenter; Emma Louise (m) Alanzo Bixby.

Jonathan Bishop (m) Amanda Mallery, May 1, 1839. Children:

Mary Ann (b) Aug.25, 1840; died Feb. 5, 1850.

Ellen Amanda (m) James Furgason.

Nancy Sophia (m) John D. Holmes.

Joseph Zalmon (m) (1) Nancy Alderdyce, (2) Chloa Ware, (3) Cynthia Haines, (4) Retta Landreth.

Albert Allen (h) Oct. 3, 1848; (d) Jan.26, 1950.

James Allen (b) Nov.14, 1850, (m) Jennie Warren.

John William (m) (1) Ida Hayes, (2) Agnes Funston, (3) Stella Bullard.

Nicholas Bishop (m) Mary Jane Boss.

Alanson Mallory (m) Mary Jane Dewey.

Edward Carrol (m) (1) Cora Toland, (2) Emma Belle Webber.

Charles Leroy (b) Dec.21, 1861; (d) April 17, 1862.

Carrie Adel (m) Fred Groger.

Marshal Heber (h) Feb.28, 1865; (d) April 5, 1865.

 

These are the children who first started what is now known as the Keeney Reunion. We have also traced back a bit into the history of Amanda Mallery family. Dr. Zalmon Mallery, father of Amanda, was born Feb. 10, 1784, in Montgomery, Hampshire County, Mass., and died in Morenci, Lenawee County, Mich., Feb. 18, 1855, aged 71. He was reared a farmer, but studied medicine after he was 21, and became a very successful physician for several years, but after coming to Michigan he farmed exclusively. He married Anna Gould, July 10, 1811. She was born

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in East Hadden, Conn., March 4, 1780. She was the daughter of John and Mary Gould. After their marriage they moved to Russel, Hampshire County, Mass. Five children were born there: (1) Mary Ann (m) George Mills; (2) Sophia (m) Silas Russ; (3) Alanson (m) Angeline--after Alanson's death she remarried to a man named Beals; one child that died young; Amanda (b) March 27, 1822, (m) Jonathan Bishop Keeney (b) March. 15, 1815, (m) May 1, 1839. Dr. Zalmon Mallery brought his little family to Michigan in 1836. He drove a covered wagon and Anna Gould Mallery drove a one-horse "Democrat" wagon. Amanda was always a sickly child; and at the age of 14 weighed but 75 pounds. It was at this time that they came to Michigan.

Our great grandfather, Joseph Keeney, was a farmer until he married Mary Bishop. He then went into the mercantile business. In 1817 they moved to Leroy, N. Y. When Jonathan Bishop was two years old. At Leroy, Joseph bought a farm which he worked until his death in 1842. Mary Bishop, the wife of Joseph, was born in New Lynn, Conn., 1781, and. died at Leroy, N.Y., in 1877, aged 96. Jonathan lived at home until he was 20. He then went to Franklin, Lenawee County, Mich., where he bought up land on section 21 and 22; After he had been in Michigan four years he married to Amanda Mallery. They lived at Franklin until 1849, when he sold his farm to his brother, John Keeney. On this farm he had two sons and three daughters. They then bought. up 160 acres in Cambridge, Lenawee County, Mich., and lived there until the death of his dear wife, our mother and grandmother. This occurred Feb. 9, 1885, while she was at the home of her son, John William, who lived in South Riley, Clinton County. She was 62 years of age. On the farm at Cambridge were born seven sons and one daughter. This farm was called one of the best in the county. The house was of brick, standing above the road and enclosed by a stone wall. At this home many a Thanksgiving dinner was enjoyed, and at no time was anyone turned away. Different sons worked the farm but at last it was sold to Arthur White. Father Keeney made his home with his son, Alanson, in Adrian, Mich., where he died April 20, 1897, aged 82. Both he and his wife were buried in the Cambridge cemetery, near the church where our mother and grandmother was superintendent of the Sunday school for so many years up until the time of her death. Father Keeney was a whig and later became a republican. As for religion he was a Baptist as were his father and mother. Mother Keeney was an Episcopalian and probably would have been a republican could she have voted.

This is the history traced as far as it could be found and also the family tree up to date.

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Children of Jonathan and Amanda Bishop:

Mary Ann Keeney (b) Aug.25, 1840; (d) Feb. 5, 1850.

Ellen Amanda (b) Aug. 21, 1842, (d) May 18, 1915), (m) James Furgason (d) Oct.27, 1915. Children:

Finis Leroy Furgason (b) Sept.30, 1865, (m) (1) Francis McArthur (d) Feb.24, 1896, (2) Lola Miller (d) Sept. 19, 1916.

Charles Albertus Furgason (b) Nov.27, 1866, (d) Feb. 8, 1867.

Faron James (b) Feb.24, 1868, (d) April 23, 1927, (m) Grace Baldwin.

Effie Ellen (b) Dec. 8, 1869 (m) Clark Lankton.

Edith Elnor (b) Dec.20, 1871 (m) Clarence Lankton.

Ettie Irene (b) Dec.10, 1877, (m) Cassius Baldwin.

Elsie Amanda (b) Nov.24, 1881, (d) March 9, 1883.

Floyd Estes (b) Jan.17, 1884, (m) Olive Avrill.

 

Children of Faron James and Grace Furgason:

Marian Samantha (b) March 19, 1898, (d) April 14, 1899.

Beulah Irene (b) Feb.10, 1900, (m) Robert Watson.

Children of Effie Ellen Furgason Lankton and Clark:

Dora Ella (b) March 29, 1890, (m) Oscar Reiser, (d) Sept. 4, 1925; remarried Morris Heath.

Virgia Inez (b) Dec.11, 1891, (m) Elmo Hoxie.

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