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Keeney Family Genealogy
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Volume 3 # 5  April 2001

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Hello Everyone,
    I got a late start on this issue so there is not much here.
Patsy's still going to town on the indexing of the Keeney Updates & is also currently working on 3 of the 1985 issues, doing the OCR scanning & proof reading them. Dave has finished December 1999 through all of 2000, now all I have to do is the image scanning & linking for all that so they can be posted.

    The copy of Keeney Update v2n4 September 1985 that I have has some areas that are not readable. Does anyone have a copy that is readable That can photocopy and send to me?



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John:20:1: The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
John:20:2: Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
John:20:3: Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
John:20:4: So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
John:20:5: And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
John:20:6: Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
John:20:7: And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
John:20:8: Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
John:20:9: For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

John:20:10: Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
John:20:11: But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
John:20:12: And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
John:20:13: And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
John:20:14: And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
John:20:15: Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
John:20:16: Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
John:20:17: Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
John:20:18: Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
John:20:19: Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
John:20:20: And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
John:20:21: Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
John:20:22: And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
John:20:23: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
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John:20:24: But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
John:20:25: The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
John:20:26: And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
John:20:27: Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.John:20:28: And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
John:20:29: Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
John:20:30: And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
John:20:31: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.


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From the inbox.....

From: Joseph Keeney seosamh23834@yahoo.com
Wednesday, March 07, 2001 09:29
Subject: ancestry

   I just reviewed your e-mail of 2/25.  My only knowledge of ancestry only goes back to my g-grandfather.  His name was Bernard Keeney. My grandfather's name was Joseph Anthony Keeney.  I get the feeling sometimes that my ancestors might have been run out of Ireland and also run out of town.

   I have had a contact with some one in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. area. My grandfather had some contact there. However, I don't know anyone there. There are some with the Keeney surname here in the Richmond, Va. area, but there is no familial tie at all.

             Best wishes!
             Joe Keeney



of Oscar D. Keeney

(1876 - 1959) 

Generation No. 1

1. OSCAR D.5 KEENEY (SAMUEL4, WILLIAM E.3, MOSES2, John DAVID1)1 was born November 03, 1876 in Eskdale, West Virginia, and died June 05, 1959 in Longview, Washington. He married MINTA MAUDE GRIFFITH December 1910. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.


2. i. IRIS CECILE6 KEENEY, b. February 05, 1912; d. June 16, 1998.

3. ii. DONOVAN ROSS KEENEY, b. June 13, 1921, Gowen, Oklahoma; d. May 29, 1986.

4. iii. LLOYD NEIL KEENEY, b. December 06, 1923, Gowen, Oklahoma; d. July 07, 1977, Longview, Washington.

5. iv. OSCAR DOUGLAS KEENEY, b. July 06, 1926, Oklahoma; d. October 11, 1993, Fernly, Nevada.

6. v. W. L. KEENEY, b. Private.

7. vi. R. E. KEENEY, b. Private.

Generation No. 2

2. IRIS CECILE6 KEENEY (OSCAR D.5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM E.3, MOSES2, John DAVID1) was born February 05, 1912, and died June 16, 19982. She married J. E. PRIDDY Private. He was born Private.

Children of IRIS KEENEY and J. PRIDDY are:

i. B. J.7 PRIDDY, b. Private.

ii. W. G. PRIDDY, b. Private.

iii. D. E. PRIDDY, b. Private.

iv. J. E. PRIDDY, b. Private.

3. DONOVAN ROSS6 KEENEY (OSCAR D.5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM E.3, MOSES2, John DAVID1)3 was born June 13, 1921 in Gowen, Oklahoma3, and died May 29, 19863. He married R. STEPHENS Private. She was born Private.

Children of DONOVAN KEENEY and R. STEPHENS are:

i. R.7 KEENEY, b. Private.

ii. T. KEENEY, b. Private.

iii. P. KEENEY, b. Private.

4. LLOYD NEIL6 KEENEY (OSCAR D.5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM E.3, MOSES2, John DAVID1) was born December 06, 1923 in Gowen, Oklahoma, and died July 07, 1977 in Longview, Washington. He married B. L. JERPE Private. She was born Private.

Children of LLOYD KEENEY and B. JERPE are:

i. S. L.7 KEENEY, b. Private.

ii. G. KEENEY, b. Private.

iii. D. D. KEENEY, b. Private.

5. OSCAR DOUGLAS6 KEENEY (OSCAR D.5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM E.3, MOSES2, John DAVID1)3 was born July 06, 1926 in Oklahoma3, and died October 11, 1993 in Fernly, Neveda3. He married (1) J. LEE Private. She was born Private. He married (2) N. LYDIC Private. She was born Private.

Children of OSCAR KEENEY and J. LEE are:

i. D. L.7 KEENEY, b. Private.

ii. M. D. KEENEY, b. Private.

Children of OSCAR KEENEY and N. LYDIC are:

iii. S. P.7 KEENEY, b. Private.

8. iv. L. L. KEENEY, b. Private.

6. W. L.6 KEENEY (OSCAR D.5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM E.3, MOSES2, John DAVID1) was born Private. She married Jack D. MCMILLAN3 Private. He was born November 15, 1915, and died September 17, 1969 in Bakersfield, California.

Children of W. KEENEY and JACK MCMILLAN are:

i. C. J.7 MCMILLAN, b. Private.

ii. S. A. MCMILLAN, b. Private.

iii. P. J. MCMILLAN, b. Private.

7. R. E.6 KEENEY (OSCAR D.5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM E.3, MOSES2, John DAVID1) was born Private. She married MONROE BARNES Private. He was born May 27, 1911, and died April 12, 1992 in Longview, Washington.

Children of R. KEENEY and MONROE BARNES are:

i. B. S.7 BARNES, b. Private.

ii. N. E. BARNES, b. Private.

Generation No. 3

8. L. L.7 KEENEY (OSCAR DOUGLAS6, OSCAR D.5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM E.3, MOSES2, John DAVID1) was born Private. She married (1) K. M. CHERRY Private. He was born Private. She married (2) J. M. EAGAN Private. He was born Private.


i. A. E.8 CHERRY, b. Private.

Children of L. KEENEY and J. EAGAN are:

ii. J. M.8 EAGAN, b. Private.

iii. J. M. EAGAN, b. Private.


1. Leilani Lori Keeney, "Electronic."

2. Keeney Update September 1998.

3. Leilani Lori Keeney, "Electronic."



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From the Guest book

Full Name: Jeraldine L. Keeney Taylor
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Date and Time: 3/21/2001, 7:09 PM


My father was Truman Leslee Keeney, son of Charles E. Keeney and Fannie Pruett. Charles is descendent of Edward Daniel Keeney. Line goes back to Alexander Keeney. I have 2 sisters, Lois Keeney Winscher and Anita Keeney Creamer.

Full Name:  Bonnie Keeney
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Date and Time: 3/15/2001, 2:26 PM

We are part of the Olin Keeney family from Independence, KY. Olin had 3 children - Dennis, Ray and Wilma Keeney Wright. All have stayed in Northern KY. Our granddaughter, Katherine, told us about this site!

Looking For

    A couple of new people have been added to the Researchers Register.

  1. Roscoe C. Keeney, Jr. is looking for the link between John Keeney of Greenbrier VA / WV & David or John D. Keeney

  2. Don Fesler  is looking for information on Rufus D. Keeney


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