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Descendants of John Keen Sr.

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A Partial History of the Keen Family and Name.
Among the pioneer families of Wilcox Co. was the Keen family who lived in sections of Pulaski, Irwin and Dooly Counties that would later become a part of Wilcox County on December 22, 1857. According to authentic records, the family name is found in the Domesday Book ordered by William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman Conquest. The name originally spelled Cahainges, and these ancestors were true followers of William the Conqueror. The earliest record of an authentic descendant is Henry Keen of Wadsworth, Co., Surrey, England. Henry's son John Keen m- Anne Hall in 1623 and they had three sons: Henry Keen; Lord Richard Keen (1628-1653); Edward Keen (1629-1675). These first arrivals in America spelled the name Keyne. Lord Richard Keen of St. Richard's Manor came to Maryland in Feb. 1653, in the company of his older brother Edward. Lord Richard was married to Mary Hopkins. The said John Keen (1657-1723) was the son of Edward Keen (1629-1675). This John Keen was a captain in the Colonial Militia for 13 years and Justice of Dorchester, Md., for 12 years. He m- Mary Hopewell, dau. of Hugh Hopewell, who was also a Justice of Dorchester Co. John Keen moved his family from Calvert Co. to Dorchester Co. Prior to 1704. Later, many of this John Keen's descendents moved on down to Ky., and NC. The said John Keen (1657-1723) was the American progenitor of the family who cast his lot with the colonist of Virginia. Source: St. Johns P.E. Church Register in Hartford Co., Md. and History of Wilcox County Ga. by Mrs. Mary Lou McDonald, PO Box 78, Rochelle, Ga. 31079

It is an established fact that Elizabeth Keen's husband was a soldier in the American Revolution, for her name is recorded as widow of a Revolutionary soldier living in Laurens County, Georgia, in the "List of 600 Revolutionary soldiers living in Georgia, 1827-1828." compiled by Martha Lou Houston from original records in the National Capital. His service is further established by the fact that Elizabeth Keen drew land in the Cherokee Land Lottery of 1838, as the widow of a Rev. soldier. This land was located in Laurens Co., Dist. 9, section 1, Lot 205. ("Georgia Roster of the Revolution" by L. L. Knight.)
Generation No. 1
John Keen Sr. married Elizabeth Curlee about the year 1768-69, and John lived and died in Duplin County (later Sampson County). John Keen died the year c1803. He signed his will on the 12th. day of December, 1803. Note that the information with regard to Young Keen being the son of the elder, John Keen Sr., was given in a signed affidavit by his great grand- daughter, Margie Ann Keen Jackson, who had since died, but this affidavit was made when the History of Laurens County was being written and prepared. The latter, Margie Ann Keen Jackson, was a great aunt of the applicant, and this information was related to members of the family many times before her death. Information given by Deliah Autrey during her lifetime, but now deceased, and she was the daughter of Young Keen, and grandaughter of John Keen. Other sources used by Mrs. Demaris Keen Humphreys in her D.A.R. paper #350859 included Bible Records. See D.A.R. #350859. Also see 1790 Federal Census for State of North Carolina.) John Keen served as a soldier from Duplin County in the Revolutionary War. His widow, Elizabeth Curley Keen, was given land in the Cherokee Land Lottery of 1838 as she is listed as a widow of Revolutionary Soldier. This land was located in Laurens Co., Dist. 9, Sec.I, lot #225. Children of John Keen and Elizabeth Curlee are: + 2 i. Elizabeth Keen, born Abt. 1788 in Sampson Co. NC, died Abt. 1850 in Pulaski Co., GA. + 3 ii. John Jr. Keen, born Abt. 1779 in North Carolina; died Abt. 1835 in Houston Co., GA. + 4 iii. Young Keen, born March 27, 1790 in Sampson County, North Carolina; died February 23, 1875 in Laurens County GA.. + 5 iv. William Keen, born Abt. 1796 in North Carolina.
John Keen Sr. Will
Generation No. 2

2. Elizabeth Keen (John Sr.) was born Abt. 1788 in Sampson Co. NC, and died Abt. 1850 in Pulaski County Ga. She married Asael (Asa) Harrell December 12, 1815 in Pulaski County Ga, son of Levi Harrell and Sarah Cole. Children of Elizabeth Keen and Asael Harrell are: 6 i. Anne Harrell, born Abt. 1815, married Martin Livingston Feb. 16, 1835. + 7 ii. Benjamin H. Harrell, born April 10, 1817 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died December 15, 1864. + 8 iii. Penny H. Harrell, born Abt. 1819 in Pulaski Co., Ga. + 9 iv. Mary (Polly) H. Harrell, born Abt. 1822 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died March 1870 in Telfair County GA. 10 v. Nancy Harrell, born Abt. 1823 in Pulaski Co., Ga. She married Jonathan Clements September 17, 1843 in Pulaski County Ga. + 11 vi. Asa Jr. Harrell, born June 13, 1825 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died April 15, 1881 in Eastman, Dodge Co,. Ga. + 12 vii. John A. Harrell, born August 3, 1826 in Pulaski Co., Ga; married Jeanet Hendley Feb. 19, 1846; died February 28, 1888 in Dodge Co., Ga. + 13 viii. Willis Paul Harrell, born Abt. 1830 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died September 7, 1864 in Bibb County, Macon, Ga. Married Sophia Hendley April 18, 1850 in Pulaski Co., Ga. * ix. Catherine Harrell, born abt. 1831 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Married Cordele D. Parkerson May 15, 1851 in Pulaski Co., Ga. * x. Charlotte (Lottie) Harrell, born abt 1833 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Married Martin Cadwell Dec. 9, 1852 in Pulaski Co., Ga. * xi. Mourning Harrell, born abt. 1835 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Married Gillam Edward Peacock March 4, 1852 in Pulaski Co., Ga. * Added later... 3. John Jr. Keen (John Sr.) was born Abt. 1779 in North Carolina, and died Abt. 1835 in Houston Co. GA. He married Polly Towns January 28, 1799 in Warren County, North Carolina. Children of John Keen and Polly Towns are: 14 i. Elizabeth Keen, born Abt. 1797. She married George Cawley July 22, 1819 in Laurens Co., Ga. 15 ii. Mary ( Polly) Keen, born October 5, 1800 in Sampson Co., NC; died Abt. 1870 in Laurens Co., Ga.. She married J. Larry Hobbs September 7, 1820 in Laurens County Ga. + 16 iii. John Keen III, born June 22, 1802 in Sampson County, North Carolina; died October 23, 1875 in Pulaski County GA. 17 iv. Unknown Son One Keen, born Abt. 1803. 18 v. Unknown Son Two Keen, born Abt. 1807. + 19 vi. Nancy Jane Keen, born Abt. 1808; died Abt. 1870. 4. Young Keen (John Sr.1) was born March 27, 1790 in Sampson County, North Carolina, and died February 23, 1875 in Laurens County GA.. He married (1) Lydia Dudley Abt. 1818, daughter of Levi Dudley. He married (2) Rebecca Hester April 15, 1827, daughter of Jasper Hester and Nancy Redding. He married (3) Mary (Polly) Ann Jones April 20, 1834 in Laurens County GA. Notes for Young Keen: Buried in Keen - Fuller Cemetery, Laurens County, GA. Laurens County, Georgia Notes for Lydia Dudley: Lydie Dudley was a cousin to Young Bright Keen. Children of Young Keen and Lydia Dudley are: 20 i. Anna Leah Keen, born Abt. 1817 in Laurens County, Ga. 21 ii. Sinah Keen, born Abt. 1819 in Laurens County, Ga. + 22 iii. Green Lee Keen, born November 10, 1819 in Laurens County, Ga.; died May 29, 1900 in Laurens County, Ga. at Bethlehem Bapt. Cemetery. + 23 iv. Young Bright Keen, born December 7, 1821 in Laurens County Ga.; died August 13, 1886 in Telfair County Ga. Children of Young Keen and Rebecca Hester are: 24 i. John J. Keen, born Abt. 1828. He married Joanna. 25 ii. Eli G. Martin Keen, born August 31, 1830. Died April 28, 1897. + 26 iii. William R. Keen, born Abt. 1832 in Laurens Co., Ga.; died in Dougherty, Ga. 27 iv. Rebecca Ann Keen, born Abt. 1834. She married Manasseh Adams April 21, 1850 in Laurens County Ga. Children of Young Keen and Mary Jones are: 28 i. Elizabeth Keen, born 1835 in Laurens Co., Ga.. She married Starkey W. Swinson October 5, 1856 in Laurens County, Ga. 29 ii. Malinda Jane Keen, born Abt. 1836 in Laurens Co., Ga.. She married James T. McBain February 18, 1855 in Laurens County Ga. 30 iii. Nancy W. Keen, born Abt. 1837 in Laurens County, Ga; died Abt. 1923 in Alamo, Wheeler, Ga. She married Eli Graham January 13, 1853 in Laurens County Ga. 31 iv. Kindred Lawrence Keen, born August 16, 1839 in Laurens County, Ga; died September 10, 1906 in Red River County, Tx. He married Mary J. Chipley January 20, 1861 in Laurens County Ga. Notes for Kindred Lawrence Keen: Buried: Garland Cemetery, Red River County, TX. KEEN, KINDRED LAWRENCE - CO. B, 57TH GA. INFANTRY Born in 1839/40 in Georgia, son of Young and Mary Jones Keen Married Mary J. Chipley. Enlisted on May 5, 1862. Appointed musician on Jan. 1, 1864. RCS 5-937, Mid 1800 People. Moved to Texas in 1872.. 32 v. Mary Ann Keen, born Abt. 1840. 33 vi. Mary Delilah Keen, born Abt. 1841 in Laurens County, Ga. She married Gabriel George Swinson October 21, 1858 in Laurens County Ga. 34 vii. Henry Keen, born December 28, 1843 in Laurens County, Ga; died July 11, 1858 in Laurens County, GA. Notes for Henry Keen: Buried in Keen - Fuller Cemetery, Laurens County, GA 35 viii. George E. Keen, born Abt. 1846. 5. William Keen (John Sr.) was born Abt. 1797 in North Carolina. He married Christen ?. Children of William Keen and Christen ? is: 36 i. William Keen Jr. born Abt. 1820 ii. Sarah A. Keen (Willis' Sister), born 1821. [Sarah, Willis, Phereby and Coleman added to this list later.] Notes for Sarah A. Keen (Willis' Sister): Sarah E. Keen is the sister to Willis Keen and daughter of William Keen, she was living with Willis at the time the 1860 Washington Co., Ga. census was taken. + iii. Willis Keen, born 1822. iv. Phereby Keen, born 1829. v. Coleman Keen, born 1833.
Generation No. 3
Willis3 Keen (William2, John Sr.1) was born 1822. He married Margaret Elizabeth Scott November 7, 1848 in Willinson, Co., GA., daughter of Benjamin L. Scott. Notes for Willis Keen: Military: Keen,Willis, enlisted Sep. 10, 1861, as a private, died in service to CO. A, 28th Reg. "Irwin Volunteers" Children of Willis Keen and Margaret Scott are: 7 i. John T.4 Keen, born 1849. 8 ii. Juliana Keen, born 1850. 9 iii. James T. Keen, born 1855. 10 iv. Laura F. Keen, born 1856. 7. Benjamin H. Harrell (Elizabeth Keen, John Sr.) was born April 10, 1817 in Pulaski Co., Ga. and died December 15, 1864. He married Malissa Hogan September 28, 1837 in Pulaski County Ga. Children of Benjamin Harrell and Malissa Hogan are: 37 i. Susan Harrell, born Abt. 1855 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died Abt. 1921. 38 ii. A. Lovett Harrell, born Abt. 1857. 39 iii. William Harrell, born Abt. 1842. 40 iv. Benjamin Harrell, born Abt. 1846. 41 v. Sarah Elizabeth Harrell, born Abt. 1849 in Pulaski Co., Ga. 42 vi. Caroline Harrell, born Abt. 1859 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died Abt. 1919 in Ben Hill Co., Ga. 43 vii. Willis Daniel Harrell, born Abt. 1851; died in Dodge Co., Ga. He married Amelia Burch March 6, 1873. 44 viii. Lemuel Turner Harrell, born July 4, 1842 in Pulaski Co., Ga., died January 15, 1915 in Dodge Co., Ga. He married Sarah Elizabeth Noels December 13, 1866. 45 ix. Reuben Alexander Harrell, born September 14, 1838 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died April 18, 1903 in Dodge Co Georgia. He married Nancy McEachin August 27, 1865 in Pulaski County, Ga. + 46 x. Asa Bryant Harrell, born December 30, 1844 in Pulaski Co., Ga. 8. Penny H. Harrell (Elizabeth Keen, John Sr.) was born Abt. 1819 in Pulaski Co., Ga. She married Issac R. Clements July 31, 1842 in Pulaski County Ga. Child of Penny Harrell and Issac Clements is: 47 i. John Elbert Clements. He married Laura Elizabeth Keen. 9. Mary (Polly) H. Harrell (Elizabeth Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born Abt. 1822 in Pulaski Co., GA, and died March 1870 in Telfair County GA. She married Jacob David Clements July 31, 1842 in Pulaski County GA. Notes for Mary (Polly) H. Harrell: Death Announced in the Hawkinsville Dispatch and News, Mar 1870 Children of Mary Harrell and Jacob Clements are: 48 i. John Clements, born Abt. 1843. 49 ii. Lucinda Clements, born Abt. 1854 in Pulaski Co., GA. She married John A. Kirkley April 1, 1875 in Dodge County, Ga. 11. Willis P. Harrell (Elizabeth Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born Abt. 1820 in Pulaski Co., Ga. and died September 7, 1864 in Bibb County, Macon, Ga. He married Sophia Hendley April 18, 1850 in Pulaski County Ga, daughter of Horton Hendley and Mary Daniel. Children of Willis Harrell and Sophia Hendley are: 50 i. Millie Ann Harrell, born February 17, 1851 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died August 23, 1930 in Dodge Co., Ga. She married Reuben Flournoy Burch II September 19, 1867. 51 ii. Mary Jane Harrell, born February 10, 1860 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died October 14, 1886 in Dodge Co Georgia. She married William Burt December 11, 1879 in Dodge County, Ga. 52 iii. Willis P. Harrell, born August 2, 1858 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died March 9, 1905 in Dodge Co. Ga. He married Viola Mary Studstill March 10, 1886 in Dodge County, Ga. 53 iv. John James Harrell, born September 28, 1856 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died Dec. 9, 1935 in Dodge Co. Ga. He married (1)Farbia Hamilton June 24, 1877 in Dodge Co., Ga. He married (2) Malissa Stewart Dec. 18, 1922 in Dodge Co., Ga. 12. Asa Jr. Harrell (Elizabeth Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born June 13, 1825 in Pulaski Co., GA, and died April 15, 1881 in Eastman, Dodge Co., Ga. He married Mary Ann McEachin September 19, 1847 in Pulaski County GA, daughter of Peter McEachin and Mosley Hargrove. Notes for Asa Jr. Harrell: Date of death was taken from the Hawkinsville Dispatch and News 04/1881 Notes for Mary Ann McEachin: McEachin has also been spelled McEachern. Date of death based on Hawkinsville Dispatch and News 09/1876 Children of Asa Harrell Jr. and Mary McEachin are: 54 i. Charlotte Jane Lottie Harrell, born August 3, 1848. 55 ii. Mary Elizabeth Harrell, born February 17, 1850; died October 9, 1880. Married Andrew Cadwell Aug. 20, 1866 in Pulaski Co.,Ga. 56 iii. Benjamin Levi Harrell, born March 17, 1864. 57 iv. William Lovett Harrell, born April 13, 1852 in Pulaski Co., Ga. He married Leah Studstill February 10, 1870 in Pulaski Co., Ga. 58 v. Asa Peter Harrell, born April 14, 1854 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died May 14, 1924 in Dodge Co Georgia. Married Mary Rozar Jan. 1, 1875 in Pulaski Co. Ga. 59 vi. Nancy Amarintha Harrell, born April 20, 1859 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died Sept. 18, 1860 in Pulaski Co., Ga. 60 vii. Charlotte Jane Harrell, born August 3, 1848 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died April 25, 1921 in Pulaski Co., Ga. 61 viii. John Jackson Harrell, born Aug. 16, 1857 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died Sept. 5, 1860 in Pulaski Co., Ga. 62 ix. Virginia Lee Harrell, born November 22, 1861. 13. John A. Harrell (Elizabeth Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born August 3, 1826 in Pulaski Co., GA, and died February 28, 1888 in Dodge Co. Ga. Married Jeanett Hendley Feb. 19, 1846 in Pulaski Co. Ga, daughter of Horton Hendley and Mary Daniel. Children of John Harrell and Jeanett Hendley are: + 63 i. James Daniel Harrell, born Feb. 25, 1847 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died March 25, 1889 in Dodge Co., Ga. Married Frances W. Nobles Feb. 7, 1867. 64 ii. Mary Elizabeth Harrell, born March 5, 1849 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died February 6, 1940 in Dodge Co., Ga. 65 iii. Francis W. Harrell, born Abt. 1851 in Pulaski Co., GA; died April 1876 in Dodge Co., Ga. 66 iv. John J. Harrell, born August 30, 1853 in Pulaski Co., GA; died Aug. 28, 1906 in Dodge Co., Ga. 67 v. William Jackson Harrell, born April 8, 1855 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died in Dodge Co Georgia. Married Elizabeth J. Hall March 1881. 68 vi. Horton Hendley Harrell, born December 12, 1857 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died November 1, 1890 in Dodge Co., Ga. 69 vii. Levi Harrell, born February 8, 1861 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Married Martha M. Turner Dec. 13, 1888 70 viii. Nancy S. Harrell, born December 18, 1864 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died January 12, 1896 in Dodge Co., Ga. 71 ix. Gene Morgan Harrell, born Oct. 1, 1866 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died September 27, 1892 in Dodge Co., Ga. 16. John Keen III (John Jr.Keen, John Sr.Keen) was born June 22, 1802 in Sampson County, NC and died October 23, 1875 in Pulaski County Ga. He married Sarah Elizabeth Scarborough Abt. 1828 in Probably Houston County Ga. Notes for John Keen III: Occupation: Planter in 1870 1850 Houston Co., Ga. Census #1008 John Keen 44m Miller NC Sarah 45f Ga Nancy 20f Ga Mary Jane 17f Ga William 13m Ga Martha 11f Ga John 8m Ga George 5m Ga Missouri 3f Ga The Hawkinsville Dispatch, Hawkinsville, GA Vol. 9 # 46 Thursday Morning 4 November 1875- Mr. John Keen age 73 years and old citizen of this county, died on the 23rd of Oct. He moved from North Carolina to Laurens County in this state in 1816, thence to Houston Co. in 1824 and for the past 23 years has been a citizen of Pulaski County Notes for Sarah Elizabeth Scarborough: Died in Pulaski Co. according to the Hawkinsville Dispatch 12/14/1893 Children of John Keen and Sarah Scarborough are: 72 i. Nancy Amanda Keen, born April 26, 1830; died April 16, 1914 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Notes for Nancy Amanda Keen: Nancy Amanda Never Married; As Reported By The Hawkinsville Dispatch Nancy died on April 16, 1914. + 73 ii. Mary Jane Keen, born June 30, 1832; died July 4, 1899 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Married Jacob Moore Brown May 5, 1855 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Jacob died June 20, 1875 in Pulaski Co., Ga. + 74 iii. Sarah Elizabeth Keen, born Dec. 5, 1834. Married Wm L. Foster Sept. 29, 1853 in Pulaski Co., Ga. + 75 iv. William Lafayette Keen, born March 27, 1837 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died August 25, 1918 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Married Martha Eliz. Taylor September 8, 1861 Notes for William Lafayette Keen: Occupation: Planter Served In Civil War; Co F, 31st Inf. Reg., Ga. Gordons Brigade Wounded in left elbow, rendering the arm useless. + 76 v. Martha Catherine Keen, born September 11, 1839. 77 vi. John Mallory Keen, born March 5, 1842 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died June 29, 1862 in Richmond, Va. Notes for John Mallory Keen: Company F, 31st Regt. Pulaski County Ga Keen, John Mallory---Private Oct 27, 1861. Killed in Action near Richmond, Va. June 29, 1862 + 78 vii. George Washington Keen, born November 13, 1844; died October 6, 1885 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Married Harriett J. Taylor Dec. 7, 1862 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Daughter of Joel Taylor and Nancy Butler 79 viii. Missouri Judson Keen, born November 29, 1847. She married Zachariah H. Taylor October 30, 1870 in Pulaski County Ga. Son of Joel Taylor and Nancy Butler. Notes for Zachariah H. Taylor: Zachariah was working as a Laborer for Magalbery Barber , according to the 1870 Pulaski Co., Ga. census. Full name was E. Z. H. Taylor 19. Nancy Jane Keen (John Jr.Keen, John Sr.Keen) was born Abt. 1808, and died Abt. 1870. She married James Witherington September 25, 1831 in Pulaski County Ga. Children of Nancy Keen and James Witherington are: 80 i. Harriett Witherington. 81 ii. James H. Witherington, born Abt. 1836. 82 iii. Ann Witherington, born Abt. 1838. She married Benjamin D'Arcy. 83 iv. Mary B. Witherington, born Abt. 1840. She married John Faircloth. + 84 v. Wm. Alex Witherington, born October 2, 1843; died September 12, 1928. 22. Green Lee Keen (Young, John Sr.) was born November 10, 1819 in Laurens County, GA, and died May 29, 1900 in Laurens County, Ga at Bethlehem Bapt. Cemetery. He married Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Brantley. Children of Green Keen and Elizabeth Brantley are: 85 i. Kenion Bright Keen, born December 15, 1841 in Duplin, Ga; died Abt. 1893. Notes for Kenion Bright Keen: KEEN, KENION B. - CO. B, 57TH GA. INFANTRY Born in 1841, son of Green L. and Elizabeth Keen. Enlisted in Co. I, 1st Reg. 1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops on Oct. 12, 1861. Mustered out of service in Savannah, April, 1862. Enlisted in Co. B, 57th Ga. on May 5, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. on July 4, 1863. Paroled on July 7, 1863. Exchanged in Oct. 1863. RCS 5-937, Mid 1800 People, p. 27.. 86 ii. Emaline C. Keen, born Abt. 1843. 87 iii. Everett B. Keen, born November 3, 1844. 88 iv. J. Dudley Keen, born Abt. 1846. Notes for J. Dudley Keen: KEEN, DUDLEY - CO. B, 57TH GA. INFANTRY Born in 1845/6 in Georgia, son of Green L. and Elizabeth Keen. Enlisted on May 5, 1862. Wounded at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia on June 27, 1864. RCS 5-937, Mid 1800 People, p. 27. 89 v. Martin Young Keen, born Abt. 1847. 90 vi. Eli Martin Keen, born Abt. 1849. 91 vii. Elizabeth Maggie Keen, born Abt. 1852. 92 viii. Elizabeth Florence Keen, born Abt. 1854. 93 ix. Harriet Juliann Keen, born Abt. 1858. 94 x. Barton Keen, born Abt. 1859. 95 xi. Hardy Barton Keen, born Abt. 1859. 96 xii. Mary (Molly) Keen, born Abt. 1863. 97 xiii. Celia (Solna) Keen, born May 16, 1868; died Abt. 1893. 23. Young Bright Keen (Young Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born December 7, 1821 in Laurens County Ga., and died August 13, 1886 in Telfair County Ga. He married Malvina Manson Todd March 25, 1841 in Laurens County GA. Children of Young Bright Keen and Malvina Manson Todd are: + 98 i. Margie Ann Keen, born April 5, 1842 in Laurens County, Ga; died 1938. Married James E. Jackson + 99 ii. John Lawrence Keen, born Abt. 1845 in Laurens County, Ga; died Abt. 1910. + 100 iii. Joseph Eldridge Keen, born Abt. 1848 in Laurens County, Ga. + 101 iv. Wm. David Keen, born November 14, 1850 in Laurens County, Ga; died April 1925. Married Zinphrey Holms Dec. 12, 1869 + 102 v. James Lemuel Keen, born May 11, 1853 in Laurens County Ga.; died April 22, 1947 in Macon, Ga - Bibb County. 26. William R. Keen (Young Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born Abt. 1832 in Laurens Co., Ga., and died in Dougherty, GA. Notes for William R. Keen: KEEN, WILLIAM R. - CO. A, 2ND GA. MILITIA Born in 1831/2 in Georgia, son of Young and Mary Jones Keen. Enlisted on May 26, 1864. Q-454, Mid 1800 People, p. 27. Child of William R. Keen is: 103 i. Laura Elizabeth Keen. She married John Elbert Clements.
Generation No. 4
46. Assa Bryant Harrell (Benjamin H.Harrell, Elizabeth Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born December 30, 1844 in Pulaski Co., Ga. He married Eliza Burch Abt. 1875. Child of Assa Harrell and Eliza Burch is: 104 i. Elizabeth Harrell, born Abt. 1876 in Butts County, Ga.. She married Eddie Walton Bearden December 14, 1925. 63. James Daniel Harrell (John A. Harrell, Elizabeth Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born February 25, 1847 in Pulaski Co., Ga, and died March 25, 1889 in Dodge Co Ga. He married Frances W. Nobles February 7, 1867 in Pulaski County Ga. Child of James Harrell and Frances Nobles is: 105 i. William L. Harrell, born Abt. 1867. 73. Mary Jane Keen (John Keen III, John Keen Jr., John Keen Sr.) was born June 30, 1832, and died July 4, 1899 in Pulaski Co., Ga. She married (1) Jacob Moore Brown May 5, 1855 in Pulaski Co., Ga, son of Jesse Brown and Mary Garrett. Jacob died June 20, 1875 in Pulaski Co., Ga. She married (2) John R. Jordan December 16, 1875 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Notes for Jacob Moore Brown: 1870 CENSUS, Pulaski County., GA Page Dwell# Fam# Names Age Sex Occupation Birthplace #349 130 130 Keen, JohnIII 67 M Planter NC Sarah 65 F GA N. Amanda 40 F GA Ann J 21 F GA #349 131 131 Brown, Jacob 35 M Planter GA "My GGrand Parents" Mary Jane Keen 36 F GA John C 13 M GA Needham W 11 M GA Rebecca T 9 F GA "My GrandMother" Charles T 2 M GA #349 132 132 Keen, Wm L 33 M Planter GA Martha 25 F GA John L 1 M GA Wooten, Jesse 8 M (Day Worker) GA #349 133 133 Keen, George Wash. 25 M Planter GA Harriet E 26 F GA Cornelia E 4 F GA Sarah L 2 F GA --------------------------------------------- Children of Mary Jane Keen and Jacob Moore Brown are: 106 i. John Caden Brown, born March 29, 1856; died April 9, 1902. 107 ii. Needham William Sr. (Jacob's Son) Brown, born January 27, 1858 in Pulaski County, Ga; died October 23, 1921 in Macon, Ga - Bibb County. He married (1) Allis E. Thompson January 14, 1883. He married (2) Dorcus Naomi Holder November 2, 1890 in Macon, Bibb County, Ga. 108 iii. Rebecca Thompson Brown, born March 6, 1860 in Pulaski County Ga; died July 11, 1926 in Moultree, Colquitt Co., Ga. She married (1) Thomas Wiley Goodroe July 13, 1885 in Houston, Co., Ga. Thomas died April 4, 1889 at Houston Factory, Ga. She married (2) William Thomas Brown October 18, 1896 in Pulaski County Ga. More About Rebecca Thompson Brown: Cause of Death: Heart Failure Notes for William Thomas Brown: His grave marker says 1914 was the year of his death. Hawkinsville Newspaper says he died Nov 23, 1912. Hawkinsville Dispatch, Friday, November 29, 1912 DIED (Nov 23, 1912) Mr. W. Tom Brown, a well known farmer, died after a brief illness from pneumonia at his home in the DuPree district Saturday afternoon at three o'clock and was buried Sunday morning at eleven o'clock in the family grave yard near where he resided. He was 68 yrs old, (should be 70) and is survived by by a wife and several children. More About William Thomas Brown: Military service CSA: December 16, 1862, Co. I, 61st Reg of Ga. (Thomson Guards)Bibb County Ga. 109 iv. Joseph E. Brown, born November 7, 1862 in Pulaski County Ga; died June 8, 1863 in Pulaski County GA. 110 v. Charles Thompson Brown, born Abt. 1868. 111 vi. Leila Brown, born Abt. 1873. Married Robert A. Daniel Oct. 26, 1904 in Pulaski Co., Ga. Notes for Leila Brown: Daughter of Jacob and Mary Jane(Keen) Brown 74. Sarah Elizabeth Keen (John Keen III, John Jr., John Sr.) was born December 5, 1834. She married William L. Foster September 29, 1853. Notes for William L. Foster: Wm L. Foster owning and operating a wool Carding Business in Pulaski Co., Ga. 1880-. Children of Sarah Keen and William Foster are: 112 i. Martha Elizabeth Foster, born June 21, 1855; died October 14, 1855. 113 ii. John Robert Foster, born May 14, 1857. 114 iii. Emily C. Thompson Foster, born November 25, 1860. 75. William Lafayette Keen (John Keen III, John Keen Jr., John Keen Sr.) was born March 27, 1837 in Pulaski Co.,GA, and died August 25, 1918 in Pulaski Co., Ga. He married Martha Elizabeth Taylor September 8, 1861 in Pulaski County GA, daughter of Joel Taylor and Nancy Butler. Notes for William Lafayette Keen: Occupation: Planter Served In Civil War; Co F, 31st Inf. Reg., Ga. Gordons Brigade Wounded in left elbow, rendering the arm useless. Children of William Keen and Martha Taylor are: 115 i. Jesse Wooten, born Abt. 1862. Notes for Jesse Wooten: Race: Black (may have been a day worker) 116 ii. John Lafayette Keen, born Abt. 1869. 117 iii. William Lafayette Jr Keen, born 1870 in Probably Pulaski or Dooly Co., Ga.; died May 8, 1912 in Pulaski Co., GA. Notes for William Lafayette Keen Jr.: Never Married, died at age 43, according to the Hawkinsville Dispatch, 06/10/1912. Buried in Pope's church cemetery, Pulaski Co., Ga. Both of his parent's are living at this time. 118 iv. Rena Belle Keen, born December 4, 1874 in Pulaski Co., Ga; died 1947 in Pulaski Co., GA. She married Joseph Luther Joiner, born 1872, in Pulaski County Ga. Children of Rena Belle Keen and Joseph Luther Joiner: *** i. J K Joiner, born Abt. 1883 *** ii. Clyde Joiner, born Abt. 1886 *** added later. 76. Martha Catherine Keen (John Keen III, John Jr., John Sr.) was born September 11, 1839. She married James H. Brown July 13, 1863 in Pulaski County Ga, son of Needham Brown and Harriett Harvey. Children of Martha Keen and James Brown are: 119 i. Mary E. Brown, born Abt. 1877. 120 ii. John H. Brown, born Abt. 1878. 121 iii. James T. Brown, born Abt. 1879. 78. George Washington Keen (John Keen III, John Jr., John Sr.) was born November 13, 1844 and died October 6, 1885 in Pulaski Co., Ga. He married Harriet J. Taylor December 7, 1862 in Pulaski County GA, daughter of Joel Taylor and Nancy Butler. Notes for George Washington Keen:
Keen, George and Harriett c1877
October 15, 1885 Hawkinsville Dispatch & News BURIED AT ANTIOCH CHURCH The burial of Mr. George W. Keen, who died at Houston Factory, Houston county, Ga., on the 6th inst., took place at Antioch Church four miles south of Hawkinsville, Wednesday October 7th. Mr. Keen was a former citizen of this county and a member of Antioch church. He died from an attack of malarial fever, being sick only only about 24 hours. He left a widow and 6 children. Children of George Keen and Harriet Taylor are: 122 i. Cornelia E. Keen, born Abt. 1866. 123 ii. Sarah L. Keen, born Abt. 1869. 124 iii. Oma Amanda Keen, born July 6, 1870 in Georgia; died February 20, 1942 in Griffin/Spalding, County. Notes for Oma Amanda Keen: Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Spalding, GA. 125 iv. John Lewis Keen, born Abt. 1873 in Georgia. 126 v. Hattie Keen, born Abt. 1875 in Georgia. 127 vi. Twin Keen, born Abt. 1875. 128 vii. Lee Vada Keen, born August 19, 1876 in Hawkinsville, Ga. - Pulaski County; died November 6, 1962 in Pulaski County, Ga. 84. Wm. Alex Witherington (Nancy Jane Keen, John Keen Jr., John Keen Sr.) was born October 2, 1843, and died September 12, 1928. He married Sarah Alligood January 1866. Children of Wm. Witherington and Sarah Alligood are: 129 i. James H. Witherington, born Abt. 1866. 130 ii. John M. Witherington, born Abt. 1867. 131 iii. Joseph W. Witherington, born Abt. 1869. 132 iv. Robert E. Witherington, born Abt. 1870; died Abt. 1949. 133 v. Francis R. Witherington, born Abt. 1872; died Abt. 1954. 134 vi. Tabitha A. Witherington. 135 vii. Thomas J. Witherington. 136 viii. Julian H. Witherington, born Abt. 1875; died Abt. 1965. 137 ix. Mary E. Witherington, born Abt. 1878; died Abt. 1934. 138 x. Clara H. Witherington, born Abt. 1880; died Abt. 1963. 139 xi. George A. Witherington, born Abt. 1886; died Abt. 1969. 140 xii. Edward Milton Witherington, born July 15, 1888; died Abt. 1970. 141 xiii. Minnie Louvinia Witherington, born Abt. 1891. She married Marlin E. Cardwell February 11, 1917. 98. Margie Ann Keen (Young Bright Keen, Young Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born April 5, 1842 in Laurens County, Ga, and died 1938. She married James E Jackson May 4, 1862. Notes for James E Jackson: JACKSON, JAMES ERWIN - CO. B, 57TH GA. INFANTRY, 5TH SGT. Married on May 4, 1862 to Margie Ann Keen (1842-1937), daughter of Young B. Keen and Malvina Todd. Lived in the Buckeye District. Enlisted on Oct. 12, 1862 in Co. I, 2nd Ga. Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops. Mustered out of service in April, 1862. Enlisted in Co. B on May 5, 1862. Appointed 3rd Corporal in Jan., 1863. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. on July 4, 1863, paroled on July 7th, and exchanged in 1863, appointed 5th Sgt. in Feb, 1864. At home on sick furlough at the end of the war. RCS 5-936, ABC-1, 1878 Veteran's List, LCH1-420. Children of Margie Keen and James Jackson are: 142 i. James Allen Jackson. He married Moody Bland. 143 ii. Melvina Cornelia Jackson. 99. John Lawrence Keen (Young Bright Keen, Young Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born Abt. 1845 in Laurens County, Ga, and died Abt. 1910. He married Elizabeth Donaldson. Children of John L. Keen and Elizabeth Donaldson are: 144 i. James Young Keen. 145 ii. Emma Keen. 146 iii. Charley Keen. 100. Joseph Eldridge Keen (Young BrightKeen, Young Keen, John Keen Sr.)was born Abt. 1848 in Laurens County, Ga. He married (1) Nancy Maddox. He married (2) Waver Barnett. He married (3) Nancy Mattox December 30, 1877 in Dodge County, Ga. Notes for Joseph Eldridge Keen: Marriage; Dec. 30, 1877, at the residence of Mr. Y. B. (Young Bright?) Keen, Mr Joseph E. Keen, of Dodge County to Miss Nancy Mattox, of Laurens County. --According to The Hawkinsville Dispatch Dec. 30, 1877-- Children of Joseph E. Keen and Waver Barnette are: 147 i. Nellie Keen. 148 ii. Sallie Nettie Keen. 149 iii. Y. B. Keen. 150 iv. Josie Keen. 151 v. Hattie Keen. 152 vi. Nettie Keen. Children of Joseph E. Keen and Nancy Mattox are: 153 i. Gussie Keen. 154 ii. Carrie Keen. 155 iii. Fannie Keen. 156 iv. Georgie Keen. 101.Wm. David Keen (Young Bright Keen, Young Keen, John Keen Sr) was born November 14, 1850 in Laurens Co., GA, and died April 1925. (1) He married Zinphrey Holms December 16, 1869. Daughter of Edwin Holmes and Malinda Malinoa Jones. Zinphrey died April 1, 1903. (2) He married Mary Renfroe c1905. Children of Wm. David Keen and Mary Renfroe is: 157 i. Tom Bright Keen, born January 16, 1906. Children of Wm. Keen and Zinphrey Holms are: 158 i. Demaris Keen. Born Sept. 14, 1870 Died July 13, 1897. 159 ii. William Albert Keen Born April 25, 1872 Died Oct. 9, 1934 in Laurens County Ga. Married Bashaby Nellie Guest Dec. 29, 1895, daughter of John Wesley Guest and Mary Leona Bush. 160 iii. James Henry Keen. Born April 8, 1874. 161 iv. Lemuel McGee Maxwell Keen. Born Feb. 4, 1878. 162 v. David Lanier Keen. Born Dec. 12, 1879 died Mar. 1924. 163 vi. Clara Melvina Melinda Keen. Born July 15, 1885. 164 vii. Young Cleveland Keen. Born May 13, 1887. 165 viii. Wm. Albert Keen, born Sept. 30, 1871 in Laurens Co., Ga.; died January 27, 1933 in Wilcox Co., Ga.. 102. James Lemuel Keen (Young Bright Keen, Young Keen, John Keen Sr.) was born May 11, 1853 in Laurens Co., Ga., and died April 22, 1947 in Macon, Ga. - Bibb County. He married Leona Jane Linder January 25, 1877 in Laurens County Ga. Notes for James Lemuel Keen: Both James and Leona are buried in the Shady Grove Cemetery east of Dublin GA. Children of James Keen and Leona Linder are: 166 i. Omar Wilder Keen, born Oct. 24, 1877 in Laurens County Ga.. He married Zemmie Lamina Rogers Feb. 19, 1899 in Laurens Co., Ga. 167 ii. Freeman Hill Keen. 168 iii. Osee Fulton Keen. 169 iv. Lehman Pratt Keen. 170 v. Beeman Chandler Keen. 171 vi. James Lemuel Jr. Keen. 172 vii. Rebecca Keen. 173 viii. Lennie Leona Keen. 174 ix. Mammie Willie Keen. 175 x. Ola L. Keen. 176 xi. Essie Laffel Keen. 177 xii. James B. Keen. 178 xiii. Trammell Colwell Keen.

Resource's;
Hawkinsville Dispatch and News, Microfilm. 1850, 1860, 1870, Pulaski Co., Ga. Federal Census'. 1850 Dooly Co., Ga. Census. 1860 Laurens Co., Ga. Census. Keen Family Bible, kept by Mary Jane Keen Brown. Cross referencing with LDS site and other marriage records. User donations..

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