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Volume 1 #9


Edited by
 Daniell Lee Keeney

Navigation Table:

Welcome to the newest newsletter members:

  1. Wendy Ayers

  2. Lana Kline

  3. Linndell (Keeney) Scarbrough



Editor's note

Happy Holloween

Hi, Everyone I have received quite a bit of stuff in the past couple of weeks so this is going to be an early edition for October.

Cindy Marcell posted a notice about the 2nd edition of The Rev. Jonathan A. Keeney & His Descendants & this is part of the reason I'm posting the October KFG newsletter now, so if you want to order a copy you can.

I also received Roscoe's Keeney UpDate newsletter the same day I posted the September issue of this one, I thought it was strange because both newsletters mentioned Odette Keene (Opal Keeney).


From the inbox.....

Jennings, Susan <Susan.Jennings@nypa.gov>

Tuesday, August 31, 1999 9:41 AM

NY state Keeneys


     Good afternoon.  I found your website today, nice job.   I am descended from a Philip Adelbert Keeney born 1848.  He was the son of Isaac Thayer Keeney and Mary Collins.  Philip lived in a tiny community in Oswego county called Granby, NY.  He moved his family to Orwell, NY and there they stayed. I was wondering if you saw a connection to your line.  I have a little info on his wife and children etc. and would be glad to share if you need it. That's as far as I have this line and I am working on many.  At last count I've got 64 surnames!  Never a dull moment. 




Selma Gould <kensel@worldnet.att.net>

Wednesday, September 01, 1999 6:24 AM

Keeney Ames

Hi Dan, I am trying to find connections of my gr-gr-grandfather Keeney Ames. I think he may have been named for a Kinney or Keeney family.The data I have is: he was born, 1781, Waterford, CT. and died 1858, buried in Central Village, Plainfield, CT. Wife was Abigail Moore b. 1791, E. Lyme, CT. d. 8, Jan. 1858, also buried in Ctral Vill., Plainfield, CT. Their son was Sylvester W. Ames. Hope there may be a connection here to Keeneys.  Selma


Candy Leggett <av8ryx@yelmtel.com>

Tuesday, September 07, 1999 9:38 AM

You know you're a genealogy addict when...

_ You brake for libraries

_You hyperventilate at the sight of an old cemetery

_You would rather browse in a cemetery than a shopping mall

_You would rather read census schedules than a good book

_ You are more interested in what happened in 1699 than 1999

_Jenkins, Murray and Godwin are household names, but you can't remember what to call the dog

_You can pinpoint Harriieysham, Hawkhurst, Kent, but you can't locate your state capital on the map

_You know every register at the local archives by name, but they lock the doors when they see you coming

__You store your clothes under the bed because your wardrobe is full of books and papers

_You eat on the patio all the time because your dining room table is hidden by unsorted papers and there are files on every chair

_You have traced every one of your ancestral lines back to Adam and Eve, have it documented, and still don't want to quit

_ You check out mail lists looking for "real" cousins

_You're thrilled to get an e-mail with an 800K attachment of part of your family

_When you introduce yourself, you always add "I'm looking for dead relatives!"

_You eat at the computer

_You get withdrawal pains when you have to leave the computer

_Your computer stays on 24 hours a day and you check your e-mail every hour


Descendants of

4 Generations of the

Descendants of Arden Wilbur Keeney (1879 - 1961)

Information compiled & submitted by Cynthia L. Schulze-Bent Marcell, 8 '99

[generation #]  {note #}

Generation No. 1

Removed for privacy reasons.



Reprinting of "The Rev. Jonathan A. Keeney & His Descendants"

Posted by Cindy Marcell on September 01, 1999 at 16:19:45:

The reprinting of "The Rev. Jonathan A. Keeney & His Descendants" is currently under way by Patricia Foulke Kaufman. She has new corrections, additional information and pictures, since the first printing in 1997. The book is going to the printers in the very near future! She is not ordering that many extra copies so you might want to notify her of your interest and reserve a copy. Pat can be reached at: 1400 SE Melmart Dr. Bartlesville, OK 74006.

Re: Ill Keeney needs cheering up!!!

Posted by Angela Keeney on September 01, 1999 at 22:21:15:

In Reply to: Re: Ill Keeney needs cheering up!!! posted by Richard Keeney on August 20, 1999 at 23:40:15:

Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes to my grandfather during his recent illness. I would like to let everyone know that he is doing much better and will be celebrating his 81st birthday soon!




Does anybody know of any family Reunions?

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


Found online

  1. Moses Walls Keeney & Family  
    Moses Walls Keeney & Family Moses Walls Keeney, born July 15, 1797 in Greenbrier Co., (W)V; died August 1, 1888/90 in Cabin Creek, Kanawha, WV. He was the son of Moses Keeney and Frances Harris.

  2. The genealogical tree of Ephraim Keeney  
    l i n k s Siblings: Reuben Kenney Lucinda Keeney Stephan Keeney Charaty Keeney Ephraim Keeney Born: 1790 Died: 31 Mar 1852 Generated by GenDesigner 2.0 BETA UNREGISTERED
    JACKSON CO. The following persons have served as Sheriff since the formation of the county in 1831: 1835 - Casto, George Sr. 1837 - Stone, George 1838 - Casto, Jonathan
  4. A Gameroom Tour  
    A resource for collectors of antique coin operated games and vending machines. Hints and tips for repairing vintage machines and links to other resources on the Web

Keeney Forums

(Message boards)

If you would like to sign up for a Keeney mailing list for posting research questions click on this link KEENEY-L-request@rootsweb.com and put only the word subscribe in the message body nothing else


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

In an online address / phone search I came across;

23 Keeney' s in Alabama

Austin Keeney (205) 698-9329 9704 Highway 278 Sulligent, AL 5586

Brian O Keeney (334) 705-0828 2300 S Uniroyal Rd Opelika , AL 6804-8322

Carolyn H Keeney (205) 979-2904 1816 Cornwall Rd Birmingham, AL 35226-2612

Christoph K Keeney (334) 661-6768 3104 Autumn Ridge CT Mobile , AL 36695-3203

Con Keeney (334) 887-7491 711 Moores Mill Rd Auburn , AL 36830-6031

Curtiss W Keeney (205) 750-0634 2226 Harrison St Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-5949

Danny Keeney (205) 956-6697 2102 Manassas Dr Birmingham, AL 35213-2308

David R Keeney (334) 376-5624 County Road 15 Georgiana, AL 36033

Elizabeth A Keeney (205) 995-0800 1705 Heatherbrooke Rd Birmingham, AL 35242-5021

Evelyn S Keeney (205) 854-4717 1053 Huffman Rd Apt B Birmingham, AL 35215-7420

Fred W Keeney (205) 353-1670 1005 8th St Sw Decatur , AL 35601-3739

Herman W Keeney (334) 265-8319 2038 Saint Charles Ave Montgomery, AL 36107-1648

Jack Keeney (334) 382-5838 RR 1 Greenville, AL 36037-9801

Joe H Keeney (205) 355-8408 1704 Pennylane Se Decatur , AL 35601-4540

Joseph G Keeney (205) 884-0832 7191 Dry Creek Rd Pell City, AL 35125-7613

Karin Keeney (334) 265-4676 2212 Saint Charles Ave Montgomery, AL 36107-1746

Larry W Keeney (205) 647-3600 8047 Rogers Rd Morris , AL 35116-1958

Michael Keeney (205) 650-0528 2505 Hermosa Cir Sw Huntsville, AL 35803-2547

Michael T Keeney (205) 647-4808 515 Saturn Cir Warrior , AL 35180-4812

Mike Keeney (205) 778-8424 Highway 36 Somerville, AL 35670

Richard A Keeney (334) 626-3708 120 Marikesh Dr Daphne , AL 36526-8034

S E Keeney (205) 631-2629 252 Belcher Hill Rd Gardendale, AL 35071-2287

Tracey L Keeney (205) 987-7468 502 Garden Brook Trl Birmingham, AL 35244-1838


5 Keeney's in Hawaii

Daniel Keeney (808) 935-9127 105 Iiwipolena Rd Hilo , HI 96720-1779

Preston Keeney (808) 395-1091 Honolulu, HI 96813

Richard H Keeney (808) 669-4062 RR 3 Lahaina , HI 96761

Robert L Keeney (808) 968-6397 Fern Acres Mountain View, HI 96771

Tod Keeney (808) 528-1510 700 Richards St Apt 2310 Honolulu, HI 96813-4621


Looking for.....

Name: Shirley Keeney Seevers
Location: Sioux Falls, SD USA
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 1999 at 00:48:57

What a wonderful resource. Thanks for developing and keeping the site. My grandfather is Luther P. Keeney b. Fort Scott, KS late l800's. His parents: F. Louis Ferdinand Keeney m. Effie Harris. My understanding is they raised horses in Kentucky, and when the armies started commandeering horses for use in the Civil War, they decided to move to Colorado. While herding horses to Colorado, they began to lose horses to Indians, so headed back east and eventually settled in the Fort Scott, Kansas area. My father was Vernon Keeney. We lived in Norfolk, NE. My Dad's brothers: John, Virgil and Lindley. Sisters: Georgia, Marguerite. John, deceased, and Virgil lived in Detroit, Michigan. Lindley is in Oregon. The sisters are deceased. My Keeney relatives are wonderful folks, full of good humor, songs and stories. I am still not certain whether our family name was changed from the German Koenig or whether we are of Irish extraction. There is a family tale that GGGrandfather, smitten with the spirited red haired Harris lass, changed his name from Koenig to Keeney so as to please her Irish family and to win her hand. It will be fun trying to untangle all of this. They were supposed to raise fine Morgan draft horses. My Gpa Luther had a brother Alva. I do not have other family names yet. If any of this sounds familiar to any of you, I would appreciate help as I begin the search. Thanks for this great Keeney site Dan.


James M. Keeney Iowa 1927

Posted by Linndell (Keeney) Scarbrough on September 03, 1999 at 11:09:40:

I found letter from Great Uncle and am looking for other family members to help fill in the blanks. My father Frank L Keeney, grandfather Dennis


From the Keeney UpDate

       Volume XI Number 3 September 1994

page 1.


New on the site:


  1. .
    Picture is courtesy of Constance L. Keeney, taken in 1931 at age 16 for HS graduation, scanned by Cynthia

    submitted by Cynthia L. Schulze-Bent Marcell


Pictures of gravestones Provided by Rob Keeney & his sister Susan     


Old White Lick


K of  P Cemetery

(Knights of Pythais)


Updated & new e-mail addresses

NameOld AddressNew Address
Wendy Ayers@ wa007@usaonline.net
Lana Kline@ lkline@oregontrail.net
Linndell (Keeney) Scarbrough @ linndell@pacific.net


Family Stories


Do you have a family story that you would like to share????

I Need people to send me stories to put here.


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