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ROGER KEENE was born in Undy, Monmouthshire, Wales on July 4, 1854 to JOHN KEENE and ELLEN MARIA WILLIAMS. The WILLIAMS family ancestors include several British aristocratic families. Roger married ELIZABETH BALMOND in London, England in 1877. They had four children: ELLEN ANN, WILLIAM, JOHN, and TOM. Roger immigrated to the United States in 1906 and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. His wife and three sons arrived in 1907. His daughter, Ellen, was married in 1904 and remained in England until about 1912, when her family also immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio. His son, William, worked for the Erie Railroad in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where he married and raised his family. Roger's sister, CAROLINE HOLLAND, also arrived in Cleveland, Ohio in 1920.


pedigree chart Ancestors and Descendents of ROGER KEENE (includes list of sources)
pedigree chart Surname Index
document KEENE family Census Summaries PDF
document KEENE family Newspaper Announcements (BMD) PDF
document KEENE family Obituaries PDF
document KEENE family Will Abstracts PDF
document KEENE family Death Certificate Abstracts PDF
gravestone KEENE family Gravestone Photographs
globe Monmouthshire Wales Maps
document Allied Families: BALMOND
document Allied Families: HALES
document Allied Families: HANKS
document Allied Families: WILLIAMS



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Roger Keene
1752-1830 Monmouthshire, Wales



Richard Keene picture

Richard Raymond Keene, Ohio USA
Great great grandson of Roger Keene



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Elizabeth Keene Wiersma, Ohio & Michigan, USA
Sister of Richard Keene



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Tom Harry Keene, Ohio USA
Son of Richard Keene and Maxine Tribby