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Alt, Clara May, Williamsburg, Iowa. 

Butterfield, Mrs. Juliet, South Montrose, Pa. 

Clark, Belinda, 202 School St., Somerville, Mass. 

Donaker, Mrs. Anna, Jolley, Iowa. 

Donaker, Homer C, Merchant, Jolley, Iowa. 

Duren, Charles McKeen, Banker, Eldora, Iowa. 

Day, Eebecca Elizabeth Harris, Winchester, 111. 

Gilkey, Mrs. G. F., 199 Church St., Oshkosh, Wis. 

Hadley, Mrs. H. F., 968 Essex St., Lawrence, Mass. 

Isham, Mrs. Sarah (McKeen), 4346 Greenwood Ave., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

Kendall, Charles M., Passaic, N. J. 

Lyon, Eva McKean. 

McKean, Fred G., 1220 K H. Ave., Washington, I). C. (2 
copies. ) 

McKean, Dr. J. Ai, 162 S. Main St., Washington, Pa. 

McKeen, John G, Manhattan, Kansas. 

McKean, William Wilson, 33350 Union St., Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 

McKean, Miss B. Belle, 703 Lexington Ave., Altoona, Pa. 

MacKean, Charles E., St. Paul, Minn. (Fast Freight 

McKean, Miss Harriet M., 528 Seventeenth St., Washing- 
ton, D. C 

McKean, Miss Frances M., 528 Seventeenth St., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

McKean, William T., Elizabeth, Colorado. 

McKeen, James F., Belfast, Maine. 

McKeen, Mrs. Annie L., 183 Ash St., Waltham, Mass. 


McKeen, Benjamin, Division Supt. Vandalia E. R., 201 
So. Sixty-fourth St., Terre Haute, Ind. 

McKeen, J., Shellsburg, Iowa. 

McKean, Frank S., Supt. Schools Lakeland, Minn. 

McKeen, Silas, Old Town, Maine. 

McKean, Col. Henry B., 520 Second St. N. E., Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

McKeen, Mrs. Eliza., Omro, Wis. 

McKean, Hazel, 137 Waldo Ave., Belfast, Maine. 

McKeen, Roscoe D., Supt. Schools, Haverhill, Mass. 

McKean, Arthur B., Pres. Eirst National Bank, Troy, Pa. 

McKeen, Isaac E., Wishawam Boad, Woburn, Mass. 

McKeen, A. W., Harbor, Maine. 

McKean, Albert, Perry, Iowa. 

McKean, Captain John, Fifty-second Iowa Vols. (Span- 
ish-American War.) 

McKean, Lucinda Minor, Grand Junction, Iowa. 

McKean, Elizabeth New, Cheyenne, Wyo. 

McKean, Margaret E. Roberts, Perry, Iowa. 

McKean, Arthur, Perry, Iowa. 

McKean, Eoscoe C, Perry, Iowa. 

McKeen, Mary, Camden, New Jersey. 

Russell, Mrs. A. C, 331 Wilder St., Lowell, Mass. 


In presenting this work to our friends who may be interested, 
I trust we are placing it in the hands of those who will make 
some allowance for whatever imperfections may be found in 
this volume. During all the time it has taken to compile this 
genealogy we have ever kept in view that which goes upon rec- 
ord should' first be sifted down to facts. In the genealogical 
portion we have endeavored to point out the connecting links 
in the family chain, particularly the descendants of the three 
brothers, * James, 3 2 John 3 and 3 William, 3 sons of James 2 Me 
Kean of Londonderry, Ireland, and grandsons of William 1 Mc- 
Kean of Argyleshire, Scotland, 2 John 3 died at Balimoney, 
County Antrim, Ireland, a few T days prior to the time set for 
departure to America, but his widow, Janet McKean, and 
children, and the elder brother, James, and his family came on 
over in 1718, landing at Boston and finally settling at a place 
called Nutfield in New Hampshire which "in memory of old 
associations they called Londonderry." 

Of the three sons of the widow of 2 John 3 who died in Ireland, 
^Jolm 4 , the eldest son, was the ancestor or progenitor of the 
McKeens of Nova Scotia, and 2 Robert 4 , the second son, was the 
ancestor of the McKeans of Cecil, Maryland, Huntingdon, and 
Bradford county, Pennsylvania. The McKeens of Acworth, 
N. H., and Belfast, Maine, are descended from the younger 
son, 3 Samuel 4 , and 4 Mary 4 , the youngest child of the family, 
married her cousin, John McKeen, and from whom was Joseph 
McKeen, first president of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me., 
Judge Levi McKeen and others. 

The descendants of Barnes 3 settled first in New Hampshire, 
Vermont, Massachusetts, Fryeburg and Stoneham, Maine. 

1. Descent from William McKean of Argyleshire, Scotland. 


3 William 3 McKean, the youngest of the three sons of James 2 
McKean of Londonderry, Ireland, above mentioned, came to 
America in 1727 and settled in Chester county, Pa. Prominent 
among his grandsons was Thomas 5 McKean, signer of the Dec- 
laration of Independence. By permission of Hon. Roberdeau 
Buchanan, author of the genealogy of Governor Thomas Mc- 
Kean and his descendants, I have copied from his work all that 
appears in this genealogy about the Governor and his descend- 
ants. The ancestor of the McKeans who settled in Baltimore, 
Md., prior to the Revolution and the McKeens of Strong, Maine, 
seems to have been Thomas 4 McKean, the second son of Wil- 
liam McKean, the emigrant, who settled in Chester county, Pa., 
in 1727. Some of the descendants of this branch of the fam- 
ily claim he was Thomas 5 the signer, but I am of the opinion 
they have become confused, the Governor and his uncle being 
of the same name. 

The McKeens of Lebanon, Ohio, and of Terre Haute, Ind., 
are descendants of 4 Willi am 5 McKeen, brother of Gov. Thomas 
SlcKean of Pennsylvania and grandson of 3 William 8 McKean, 
the emigrant. It is extremely probable that William 1 McKean 
of Argyleshire, Scotland, had other sons besides James 2 Mc- 
Kean of Londonderry, Ireland, who was in the siege of that 
city, 1688-89. The grandfather of John, Robert and Hugh 
McKean, who came to America, soon after the Revolutionary 
War, was in the siege and battle of Londonderry, according to 
Charles B. McKean of Hopkinton, Iowa, and may have been a 
son of William 1 McKean of Argyleshire, Scotland, as the simi- 
larity of names of his descendants point to a close relationship 
to the descendants of James 2 McKean of Londonderry. Robert 
McKean of County Tyrone, Ireland, and the McKeens of Cam- 
den, N*. J., are doubtless descendants of the same stock; also 
William McKean of Allentown, Na J. 

The family and clan name is MacDonald, which takes its 
name from Donald, King of the Isles and Argyle. Donald was 


a son of Reginald and grandson of Somerled King of the Isles. 
All descendants of Donald are called MacDonakls, or sons of 
Donald. The progenitor of the MacDonalds of Glencoe was 
John Fraoch, son of Angus Og, MacDonald, Lord of the Isles 
of Scotland, who fought with Bruce at Bannockburn. The 
MacDonalds of Glencoe were locally or patronymically known 
as Maclan's or Maclain's, equivalent to McKean in English. 
In the Gaelic dialect, Mac signifies son and Ian is John. They 
were therefore called Maclans or sons of John. 

John Sprangach, the youngest son of Angus Mor. MacDon- 
ald, Lord of the Isles, and brother of Angus Og, Lord of the 
Isles, was the ancestor of the MacDonalds of Ardnamurchan, 
who are patronymically Maclans, same as Glencoe. (Sprangach 
signifies the bold.) The claymores of the McKeans gleamed 
in all of the important battles of Scotland in their day except 
Culloden. They were in the battle of Inverlochy, 1431, known 
as the "first battle of Inverlochy" where Maclan of Ardnam- 
urchan and John Dubh MacLean commanded the front of Don- 
ald Balloch's army, and the whole being under the command 
of Ranald Ban. They defeated the royal army commanded 
by the Earl of Mar and Caithness "with the loss of but twenty- 
seven men, against nine hundred and ninety of the enemy." 
The McKeans of Glencoe were with the Marquis of Montrose 
and took an active part in all of his brilliant victories, includ- 
ing the second battle of Inverlochy, 1646. They were with 
Dundee at Killiecrankie, and took part in that splendid charge 
that almost totally destroyed the royal army, under the brave 
MacKay, one of the ablest generals of that time. Glencoe was 
also with Prince Charles Edward Stewart and was at the head 
of the right wing of the Prince's army (the Post of Honor) at 
the battle of Prestonpans, and defeated the army of Gen. Cope 
"by a night attack and totally routed him in about six minutes." 
So says R. R. Maclan in his Costumes of the Clans of Scotland. 
Angus Og, Lord of the Isles, was a friend of King Robert 


Bruce and was with him at the battle of Bannockburn and led 
the Highlanders and men of the Isles in that famous charge that 
decided the day in favor of Scotland. "For this service the 
MacDonalds received from Bruce, the honor of taking position 
on the right of the army. Holding this position in the Scottish 
armies, they have performed prodigies of valor." 

Among our many friends who have assisted us in the compil- 
ation of this volume, special reference is due to : 

Mr. Fredrick G. McKean, Washington, D. C, Compiler 
of the Historical Notes. 

Hon. Roberdeau Buchanan, Naval Observatory, Author of 
Genealogy of Gov. Thomas McKean and Descendants. 

Hon. J. P. MacLean, Author of the Clan MacLean. 

Hon. L. A. Morrison, Author of History of Windham, 

A. J. MacDonald, Muir of Ord, Killearnan Manse, Scot, rus 
Clan Donald Hist. 

Mrs. Captain James McKeen, Belfast Maine. 

Miss Sarah M. Holmes, Belfast, Maine. 

Rev. Samuel McKean, Lansingburgh, X. Y. 

Col. Henry B. McKean, Washington, D. C. 

Miss May Field McKean, Philadelphia. 

William C. McKean, Banker and member Stock Exchange, 
New York City. 

Hon. Robert S. Finney, Xew York City, Author of Gene- 
alogy of Finney Family. 

Mrs. Anna Dobbins Scoville, Greenwich, N. Y. 

Capt. John McKean, Perry, Iowa. 

Mrs. Eva McKean Lyon, Perry, Iowa. 

Mrs. Rebecca Elizabeth Harris Day, Winchester, 111. 

Mrs. G. F. Gilkey, Oshkosh, Wis. 

Miss L. J. McKean, Dewart, Pa. 

Mrs. Mary C. McKean, West Burlington, Pa. 

Miss B. Belle McKean, Altoona, Pa. 


Mrs. Sarah Holmes, Belfast, Maine. 

Mrs. Anna McKean Donaker, Jolley, Iowa. 

A. W. McKeen, Fryeburg, Maine. 
Benjamin W. McKeen, Fryeburg, Maine. 
Elden McKeen, Minneapolis, Minn. 

E. K. McKeen, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Gedediah McKeen, Shellsburg, Iowa. 

Miss Philena McKeen, Prin. Abbot Academy, Aniover, 

Charles McKeen Duren, Banker, Eldora, Iowa. 

Josiaii S. McKean, United States Navv. 

Miss Leona Willis, Los Angeles, Cal. (Teacher.) 

Albert McKean, Perry, Iowa. 

West Harris McKean, Xew T hall, Cal. 

John McKeen, Amherst, Xova Scotia. (Bank of Nova 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. McKeen, Bellville, Kansas. 

H. McKeen, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. (Govt. Service.) 

Milton M. and Charles S. McKeen, Merchants, St. 
Louis, Mo. 

John G. McKeen, Manhattan, Kansas. 

Thomas McKean, Washington, Pa. 

C. B. McKean, Hopkinton, Iowa. 

Fergus S. McKean, Sutherland, Iowa. 

John L. McKean, Editor Blade, Bancroft, Xeb. 

J. C. McKean, Paton, Iowa. 

Mrs. Harriett A. Nichols, Searsport, Maine. 

Mrs. Sarah (McKeen) Isham, Chicago, 111. 

ItrxTON M. Ridgely, Atty., Baltimore, Md. 

Maj. George W. McKean, Shawnigan Lake, B. C. 

Miss Katheryne McKean, St.. Louis, Mo. 

Thomas J. McKean, Atty. at Law, Franklin, Pa. 

Miss Georgiana McKean, Teacher, Vienna, Va. 

B. W. McKeen, Editor Reporter, Randolph, Xeb. 

James S. McKean, Postmaster, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Mrs. Nancy (McKean) Leitz, Camden, N. J. 

Miss Mary McKeen, Camden, N. J. 

Alexander McKean, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Jasper W. McKean, Perry, Iowa. 

Koscoe C. McKean, Perry, Iowa. 

Charles E. McKean (Fast Freight Agt.), St. Paul, Minn. 

Edward W. McKean (R. R. Mail Service), Marion, Iowa. 

A. J, McKean, Clerk of the District Court, Marion, Iowa. 

Mrs. Sarah (McKeen) Nelson, I)e Soto, Mo. 

Mrs. Hellen (McKeen) Crews, St. Louis, Mo. 

Mrs. Delia Mahaffey, Urbana, Mo. 

Samuel G. McKane, Geneva, N. Y. 

Mrs. Sarah E. McKeen, Pomeroy, Iowa. 

Mrs. Samuel McKeen, Tama, Iowa. 

Joseph McKeen, Omro, Wis. 

West Harris McGlothlin, Wheatland, Mo. 

John B. McKean, Clearfield, Pa. 

Mrs. Elizareth New McKean, Cheyenne, Wyo. 

MacDonalds of Glencoe. 



"The Armorial Bearings 1 were appropriate to cadets of the 
Island Kings and are usually blazoned, arg. an eagle dis- 
played, gules, surmounted of a lymphad (long-fada or galley), 
sable. In the dexter chief a hand proper, holding a crosslet, 
f itchee, azure. Crest and motto as the MacDonalds of the Isles.- 

"The Suaicheantas, or Badge, is also the same, i. e., Fraoch 
gorm, or common heath." Motto, Jai Bonne Esperance (/ 
have good hope.) 

1. Mclans Clans of the Scottish Highlands. 

The crest shown in the above cut, and another, a larger one were 
in use in the family and probably the iarger one more generally. 

2. Crest, a raven sable on a rock azure. 


From History of Town of Antrim, N. H., by Rev. W. 
R. Cochrane, from the year 1744 to 

the year 1877 

Extracted and sent us by Mrs, Julia M. McKeen, Belfast, Maine 

James McKeen, because he held the first commission of mag- 
istracy in the new settlement of Londonderry, X. H., was called 
Justice McKeen. John, who was intending to come over but 
died a few days prior to the time of departure, but whose widow 
and children came over and from whom are descended the Mc- 
Keens of Deering, of Amherst, David McKeen of Antrim, the 
McKeens of Washua, and Robert McKeen of Cherry Valley, 
N. Y. William McKeen, who was born in 1704, was left be- 
hind in 1718, but came over in 1727, and settled in Pennsyl- 
vania and was grandfather of Thomas McKeen, who was a 
signer of the Declaration of Independence and many years gov- 
ernor of that state. 

James McKeen, or "Justice McKeen/' the eldest of these 
brothers, had two wives. His first wife was Janet Cochran who 
was buried in the old country. By her he had two daughters — 
Janet, who married her cousin John Cochran, and Elizabeth, 
who before coming over married James Xesmith. His second 
wife was Annis Cargill, sister of the wife of Rev. James Mc- 
Gregor. Justice McKeen died November 9, 1756, aged 80. 
The second wife-died August 8, 1782, aged 93. Their children 
were John, Mary, David, James, Janet, Margaret, Martha, 
Annis and Samuel. The only ones mentioned are Martha, who 
married a Dinsmore; Mary married Robert Boyd, and John, 
afterwards known as "Dea. John," who was elder in the Pres- 
byterian church, married his cousin Mary McKeen, and was 
father of a numerous and honorable family, among: them Rob- 
ert, Judge Levi McKeen of New York and Joseph McKeen, the 
first President of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. Robert 
McKeen, son of Dea. John and Mary McKeen, came to Antrim 
in 1778, where he lived until 1800, when he moved to Corinth, 

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Vt. He took with him only two children, having buried three 
upon the hill in Antrim. He purchased a farm adjoining that 
of his cousin David McKeen, their wives being sisters. Thus 
they lived happily for two or three years. In February, 1804, 
the daughter Mary died very suddenly of fever. She was born 
in Antrim, X. H., April 10, 1787. The following September 
her mother died with the same disease, aged fifty-one, her sis- 
ter, Mrs. David McKeen, having died September 17, just a week 
previous. After this the two broken families lived together till 
1810, when the smallpox was brought upon them by certain 
persons from Canada. Robert McKeen, on taking the disease, 
was hurried off to a remote camp in the woods, and with only 
one attendant, poorly but mostly kindly cared for. After great 
suffering, he died October 27, 1810, aged sixty-one. The re- 
maining child Joseph, then in his twenty-third year, having 
been born in Antrim, X. H., August 29, 1788, was ambitious 
of learning, and was eager at his books every spare minute, and 
having obtained a good academic education at Haverhill, N. 
H., Academy, and under the help of President McKeen at Bow- 
doin, he went to New York City and served an apprenticeship 
in a printing office, but preferring to teach, and an opportunity 
occurring, he commenced that occupation, rose rapidly, and was 
soon appointed one of the superintendents of the city schools, 
which honorable and important trust he held till death. He 
died April 12, 1856. On the day of his funeral all the public 
schools in the city were closed as a mark of respect, an honor 
conferred on very few. He was a most efficient and dis- 
tinguished educator. The degree of LL. D. was conferred upon 
him. He was among the foremost of the sons of Antrim, start- 
ing in orphanage and with small means, compelled to work his 
way slowly and enter upon his profession late in life, his marked 
success ought to stimulate the sons of his native town to follow 
his persevering and praiseworthy example. He married Jane 
McLeod of Claverach, X. Y., and had three sons, all of whom 
died before their father. The mother left alone and discour- 
aged soon followed, dying May 11, 1860, and now all sleep to- 
gether in Greenwood Cemetery, South Brooklyn, Xew York 

David McKeen, son of Dea. William McKeen who married 
Ann Graham and was one of the first settlers of Deering, X. H., 
grandson of Samuel and Agnes McKeen of Amherst and great 
grandson of John McKeen, who was getting ready to come over 
with his brother in the emigration of 1718, but suddenly died 

14 McKean Genealogies 

in the prime of life, was born in Deering in 1784. In 1805, 
he went to Boston on foot with a pack on his back to find work, 
married Xancy Ferson of Deering in 1810, and he went to 
Salem, Mass., to live, but moved back to Deering in 
1815, and came here (Antrim) in 1840, buying the 
Aiken or Dea. Burnham place, where he died in 
1862. He was a useful citizen and several times 
selectman. His children were Drusilla, born in 1811, 
married Fisher Silsby in 1835 and lived in Troy; Eveline L, 
born in 1812, married Benj. L. Willoughby and died in Lowell, 
Mass., in 1864; Charles, born 1816, married Maria Bradford 
of Francestown in 1841 and was a trader in that town until 
1845,. when he came here (Antrim) and opened a store. He was 
a smart man and was town clerk and representative, died in 
1862, in the prime of life. The only living children are Charles 
A., born in Antrim in 1844, married France Ambler and is now 
living in Chester, Minn ; William, born in 1854, is now a teach- 
er in California; Mary Ann, born in 1819, died in 1833; Wil- 
liam IT., born 1822, died 1836; Nancy Jane, born 1828, mar- 
ried Bennett S. Buckminster, Dec. 22, 1857, died 1S66, without 


Extracted from Rev. Edward Parker's History of 

Londonderry, N. H. 

By Mrs. CapHin James McKeen, of Belfast, Maine 

The ancestor of the McKeens was James McKeen, who lived 
in the north of Ireland. He had three sons, James, John and 
William. James, the son was twice married, and had in all 
twenty-one children, not half of whom are known to have ar- 
rived at the age of maturity. By his first wife, Janet Cochran, 
he had two daughters, Elizabeth who married in Ireland James 
Xesmith, and Janet who married John Cochran of Windham, 
X. H.. and had a daughter Elizabeth, who became the wife of 
Wm. Dirsmoor and the mother of Robert Dinsmoor, the "Bus- 
tic Bard," and of Gov. Samuel Dinsmoor of Keene, 1ST. H. 
John, the son of James McKeen the elder, married Janet and 
had four children, James 1 , Robert, Samuel and Mary. He 

1. His name was John, and he was the ancestor of the McKeens 
of Nova Scotia. 

McKean Genealogies 15 

intended emigrating with his brother, but suddenly died pre- 
vious to the embarkation, but his widow and children accompanied 
them. William was a farmer. James and John were partners 
during their residence at Ballymoney. James, with his wife 
Annis Cargill came to this country in 1718, of which enterprise 
he was one of the principal originators. He was accompanied 
by his son-in-law, James Nesmith, and by Rev. James Mc- 
Gregor, who married his wife's sister. 

James McKeen, or "Justice" McKeen as he was called, he 
being the first magistrate commissioned in the town after his 
settlement, was a man of probity, ability and intelligence, and 
was active and influential in the settlement of Londonderry. 
He was born in 1665 and was fifty-three years of age at the 
time of the emigration. He died at Londonderry November 9, 
1756, in the ninetieth year of his age, and being more than any 
other man the patriarch of the colony, he was as such univer- 
sally honored and lamented. His widow, Annis Cargill, a 
lady of excellent character, survived him many years, and died 
August 8, 1782, aged 94. He had by his second wife nine 
children: (1) John, (2) Mary, (3) David, (4) James, (5) 
Janet, (6) Martha, (7) Margaret, (8) Annis and (9) Samuel. 
(1) John was born at Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, in 
1714. He was an elder of the Presbvterian church in London- 
derry, was a representative in the legislature, and held various 
other civil offices in the town. He married Mary McKeen, 
daughter of his Uncle John, and had a large family of children : 
(1) James, who married a Miss Cunningham, removed to Peter- 
borough and died in 1789. He was the father of Judge Levi 
McKeen, who now lives at Fishkill Landing, Duchess county, 
N. Y., at the age of 83. Judge McKeen removed from New 
Hampshire to the State of New York about 1790, and for twen- 
ty-five years pursued a mercantile business in Poughkeepsie. He 
was for many years Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and 
has held various other offices of trust. (2) John, who married 
Janet Taylor, daughter of John Taylor of Londonderry. He 
was a sergeant in Capt. Daniel Reynolds' company at the battle 
of Bennington, and was afterwards promoted to the rank of 
captain. He died in 1807. He had four sons and three daugh- 
ters, none of whom survive, except James McKeen Esq., Coun- 
selor at Law in the city of New York. (3) Robert, who mar- 
ried Mary McPherson and settled in Antrim, N. H. He subse- 
quently removed to Corinth, Vt., and died in 1809, leaving one 
son, Joseph McKeen, who is superintendent of the public schools 

16 McKean Genealogies 

in the city of New York. (4) William, who married Nancy 
Taylor, another daughter of John Taylor, and settled in Wind- 
ham, N. H. He was a volunteer in the army of the Revolution. 
He had six children and died in 1824. (5) Annis, who was 
unmarried. (6) Joseph, some time pastor of a church in Bev- 
erly, Mass., and afterwards the first president of Bowdoin Col- 
lege in Brunswick, Maine. He had three sons: Joseph, long 
treasurer of Bowdoin College; James, a medical professor in 
that institution, and John, who is a graduate of that college and 
resides in Brunswick. (7 and 8) and Daniel, who were 
twins. Jenet married John Taylor, Jr., and had five children. 
Daniel married Janet Wilson and afterwards Lucy Martin, 
widow of John Nesmith of Windham and had four or five chil- 
dren and lived in Londonderry upon the homestead. (9) 
Samuel who married Betsy Taylor and afterwards Mary Clark 
and had several children. (10) Mary married Robert Boyd. 
They lived in Londonderry, but had no children. (11) James, 
born in 1719, married Elizabeth Dinsmoor, settled in London- 
derry, had two children, a son David and one daughter who died 
in infancy. His wife died at the age of 27. He did not marry 
again. At the close of the Revolutionary War he removed to 
Corinth, Vt., where he died in 1794, aged 75. His son David 
married Margaret McPherson for his first wife, settled in 
Corinth, Vt. By her he had twelve children: James, Eliza- 
beth, Daniel, Polly, David, John, Annis, Jenny, Margaret, 
Silas, Robert and another daughter. These children or their 
descendants of the next generation, have settled in Vermont, 
New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Canada, West, Michigan 
and Ohio. One of the sons, Rev. Silas McKeen, born in Cor- 
inth, Vt., married Miss Phebe Fuller, June 4, 1816. She died 
of consumption November 30, 1820. "She left him three little 
girls;" names were Marianne, Serena and Julia. His second 
wife was Miss Hannah Johnston of Haverhill, N. H. Four 
children by this union — Philena, Phebe F., Cathrine and 
George W. David McKeen (father of Rev. Silas and others) 
after the death of his wife married Lydia Ingalls of Methuen, 
Mass., by whom he had two children : Lydia and David, named 
for his brother who had died four years before. Jenet, the third 
child of Samuel McKeen, born December 28, 1721, married 
William Orr, had three children: James, Anna, and a daugh- 
ter who married Timothy Carr, one of the first settlers of 
Danville, Vt. Martha, the fourth, married John Dinsmoor, and 

McKean Genealogies 17 

had several children, among whom was Silas, who was for a 
long time employed by the Unite J States as Indian agent. 

Another principal branch were the family and posterity of 
John McKeen, brother of "Justice" McKeen, whose widow 
came as has already been noted bringing with her three sons: 
James 1 , Robert, Samuel and her infant daughter Mary. (She 
subsequently married Capt. John Barnett, who was among the 
early settlers of the town.) James settled in Hillsborough, 
X. H. He had children, and among them a daughter Isabel. 
Some of his posterity were residing in Deering, X. II., not 
many years ago. Robert is said to have settled in Pennsylvania. 
He was engaged in the French and Indian wars and was pro- 
moted to the rank of major, but having been taken prisoner he 
was put to death in a most cruel manner. Samuel settled in 
Amherst, X. II. He had by his wife Agnis a numeroui 
family: (1) Hugh, who was killed by Indians in the old 
French war. (2) John who was massacred by the Indians at 
the taking of Fort William Henry in the same w T ar ; they stuck 
his flesh full of pitch pine skewers and burnt him to death. (3) 
Robert, who settled in Cherry Valley, X. Y., and became a 
"captain of renown." He was killed by the Indians in the battle 
of Wyoming, Pa. He had a son Robert 2 who was the father 
of Samuel McKean, United States Senator of Pennsylvania. 
(4) James who married and settled in Amherst, X. II. (5) 
Samuel who married Janet a daughter of Hugh Graham of 
Windham, X. II., a descendant of the Earl of Graham 3 , Scot- 
land. He lived for a time. at Amherst, afterwards at Windham, 
and subsequently removed to Belfast, Maine, where lie was 
deacon of a church. He had several children, six sons and five 
daughters. Sons' names were Hugh, J John, Samuel, Ephraim, 
Isaac and Abner ; daughters were Janet, Xancy, Martha, Abiah 
and Keziah. William married Ann Graham, settled in Deer- 
ing, X. II., had eleven children, among whom was William Mc- 
Keen, Jr., a member of the Xew Hampshire Senate in the years 
1844 and 1845. Some of his sons settled in ,Vashua, X. H. 
Samuel McKeen and his wife, Agnis above mentioned, had also 
four daughters, Mary, Martha, Agnis and Jane. 

1. His Dame was John not James, and he was the ancestor of the 
McKeens of Nova Scotia. 

2. This is also a mistake. James McKean of Cecil, Maryland, was 
the father of Hon. Samuel McKean, U. S. Senator. 

3. Earl of Montrose, several of the Graham family were Earls 
of Montrose. 

18 McKean Genealogies 

William McKeen, brother of "Justice" McKeen and John 
McKeen, born in Ireland in 1704, came to America eight or 
ten years after the emigration of 1718 and settled in Pennsyl- 
vania. Among his grandsons was Thomas McKeen, signer of 
the Declaration of Independence and for nine years governor 
of Pennsylvania and Senator and President of Congress in 
1781. The McKeens landed in Boston harbor in 1718 and part 
of the emigrants remaining there, but sixteen families embarked 
for Casco Bay, Maine, under the lead of Justice Mc- 
Keen. There they were frozen in during the winter, 
nearly perishing. In the spring they explored the coast 
eastward and arrived at Haverhill April 13, 1719, but finally 
settled in a place called Outfield, embracing several towns, 
which in memory of old associations they called Londonderry. 
The following are the sixteen original settlers of Londonderry, 
N". H. : James McKeen, John Barnet, Archibald Clendenin, 
John Mitchell, James Steret, James Anderson, Randall Alex- 
ander, James Gregg, James Clark, James Nesmith, Allen An- 
derson, Robert Weir, John Morrison, Samuel Allison, Thomas 
Steel and John Stuart. 

Extracts from Hon L. A. Morrison's History of 

Windham, N. H. 

James McKeen, who lived in the north of Ireland, was the 
ancestor of the McKeens of this town. He was a staunch Prot- 
estant and took part in the defense of Londonderry. His chil- 
dren were James, John (died in Ireland) and William. Justice 
James McKeen was in business with William 1 at Ballymoney 
and was quite successful. He emigrated to America in 1718, 
and with others appeared in Londonderry in 1719. He was the 
first magistrate commissioned in Londonderry, was a man of 
honesty, intelligence and ability and one of the leading and 
wealthy men in the young colony. He was in the very prime 
of manhood, although 53 years of ages when he came to London- 
derry. He w T as born in 1665, died November 9, 1756. His 
first wife was Janet Cochran, by whom he had a daughter 
Elizabeth, who married in Ireland James Nesmith, who set- 
tled in Londonderry, and was ancestor of the Nesmiths of Wind- 
ham, N". H., and Londonderry; another daughter married her 

1. John according to other genealogists. 

McKean Genealogies 19 

cousin John Cochran of Windham, ancestor of the Windham 
family and lived where their great-grandson William Cochran 
now resides. 

The second wife of Justice McKeen was Annis Cargill, who 
died in Londonderry in her ninety-fourth year August 8, 1782. 
By both wives, he had twenty-one children. Dea. John, his 
son, was born in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, April 
13, 1714, lived in Londonderry (now Derry), near the Head 
place; was an elder in the church and representative of th,e 
town. He married his cousin Mary McKeen (daughter of his 
Uncle John) and had. ten children. His son William settled 
in Windham. He was born January, 1754. He started the 
McKeen glace in Windham and was the first resident there. 

* * * He married Nancy, daughter of John Taylor of Lon- 
donderry who was born 1757, and died September 5, 1834. 

* * * He was a Kevolutionary soldier. (His brother Joseph 
was the first president of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.) 
He died December 11, 1824. An account of his descendants 
will be found on another page, compiled by Mrs. G. F. Gilkey 
of Oshkosh, Wis. 

Justice James McKean's Commission. 

(§>£0ttj£: Sg tip grar* <6ah, of «r*at Britain, JFrattr* and 
3r*la*ft, King anft Btfrtttor of tip JFaitfy, *tr., to our tniBtg anfc 
foril briobri) 3am?0 4KrK?*n, tfiqn, (Smtittg : 

Know you that We, reposing much confidence in your loyalty, 
skill and ability, have constituted, ordained and made, and by 
these presents do constitute and appoint you to be one of our 
Justices of the Peace, within our province of New Hampshire, 
in America ; hereby willing and requiring you to keep and cause 
to be kept, all ordinances and statutes made for the promotion 
of peace, and conservation of the same, and for the quiet rule 
and government of our people in all and every the articles there- 
of, in our said province, according to the form and effect of the 
same ; fully to" act, perform and do all and whatsoever to the 
Justice of the Peace (within the said province) doth appertain, 
according to the laws that now are or may be in force within 
the same. In witness whereof we have caused the seal of our 
said province to be hereunto affixed. 

20 McKean Genealogies 

Witness, Samuel Shute Esq., our Captain General and Gov- 
ernor-in-Chief in and over our said province of New Hampshire, 
at Portsmouth, the twenty-ninth day of April in the sixth year 
of our reign. 

Anno Domini 1720. SAMUEL SHUTE. 

[L. S.] 

Notes from J. L. Merrill's History of Ac worth, 

New Hampshire 

Extracted by John G. McKeen, Manhattan , Kansas 

The ancestor of the McKeens was James, who lived in the 
north of Ireland. He was a staunch Protestant and took an 
active part in the defense of Londonderry. He had three sons : 
James, John and William. William emigrated to Pennsyl- 
vania about 1728. Several of his descendants have been dis- 
tinguished in that state. James emigrated to Londonderry, N. 
H., in 1718, was the father of twenty-one children, and has a 
numerous posterity living at the present time. The widow of 
John emigrated with James to Londonderry, bringing three 
sons: James 1 , Robert and Samuel, and one daughter Mary. 
Samuel settled in Amherst, N. H., was the father of ten chil- 
dren, four daughters : Marv, Martha, Agnes and Jane ; six sons 
of whom Hugh, John and Robert were soldiers in the Indian 
wars and were killed by the Indians, John was taken prisoner at 
Fort William Henry and burned to death, his flesh being stuck 
full of pitch pine skewers. Robert became a captain of "high 
renown," was killed in the battle of Wyoming. The other sons 
were James, Samuel and William. Samuel married a daughter 
of Hugh Graham, lived some time in Amherst afterwards in 
Windham and at Belfast, Maine, where he was deacon of the 
church. He died with his sons at Acworth. (Two of his sons, 
Hugh and John. ) 

1. John, not James. 

McKean Genealogies 21 

From Old Manuscript written by Judge Levi McKeen, 

of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

First published by Hon. Roberdeau Buchanan, in his Genealogy of the 
Descendants of Gov. Thomas McKean, of Pa. 

The first knowledge we have of the McKeen family is after 
the murder of Archbishop Sharp, w r hen the covenanters were 
brought before the military tribunals and questioned as to their 
loyalty. The shibboleth upon which life and death depended 
was, "Was the killing of Archbishop Sharp murder ?" If the 
examinant was ambitious of a crown of martyrdom he would 
answer, "Xo," when immediate execution was done upon him. 
At this time William McKeen, who appears to have been an 
agriculturalist, was brought before Claverhouse, and upon 
the question being put answered, he "was nae laayer and cood na 
tell," but that he understood ''it was un lafoo" deed. This was 
a new answer and for the present he was dismissed, when he 
fled to Ireland, where with many others, he founded a Scotch 
colony in the county of Ulster 1 . At this time the family of 
David Cargill the martyr emigrated thither. The son 2 of the 
foregoing William McKeen was an actor in the defense of Lon- 
donderry. He was sent out with a party to forage during the 
siege, but falling into an ambuscade was overcome, plundered, 
thrown into a ditch and left for dead, but after some time he 
recovered and found himself stripped and nothing left but an 
old hat w T hich the plunderer had throw r n away. 

This one called 3 William ye soldier, had first James, born 
1665, great-grandfather (father to the grandfather) to the 
writer (Levi McKeen) called the Justice; second John, father 
to Levi's grandmother ; third Gennette or Annis, who married 
Rev. James McGregor, and one or two other sons, named either 
Robert, Joseph or William. James ye justice, by his first wife 
had sixteen children. * * * It is known that James and 
John, sons of William 4 ye soldier, left in Ireland one or two 
brothers — the better opinion is but one, and that was the grand- 
father of Governor McKeen, and his name was Robert, 5 Wil- 
liam or Joseph. The McKeens originally removed to Ireland 

1. Province of Ulster. 

2. This son was James McKeen, the father of James, John and 
William of the emigration of 1718 and 1727. 

3. James, not William. 

4. James. 

5. William. 

22 McKean Genealogies 

under the assurances of the London company that they would 
enjoy their religion freed from taxes and tithes. In this they 
were deceived. They therefore determined to send delegates 
to make inquiries into the condition of this country, and try, 
if possible, to find a place where they could settle as a colony 
all together in one place. They sent the Kev. James McGregor 
and another clergyman named Holmes, who came to this coun- 
try in 1716 or 1717, and as McGregor was a very eloquent 
preacher and as there was no material difference between this 
doctrine and those of the Congregationalists of New England, he 
was most flatteringly received, and wrote back letters encourag- 
ing his friends to remove. When James and John closed their 
concerns, from their wealth and influence they became ye lead- 
ers of an expedition that sailed September, 1718, in five ships, 
for Boston, where they had a flattering reception from ye Gov- 
ernor and public authorities." 

Following here in the manuscript quoted from is a genealogi- 
cal chart in which the name Thomas ye signer duly appears in 
his proper place, as grandson of the later emigrant William. 
The genealogical portions of this manuscript, but not the histori- 
cal details, are published with many additions in the History 
of Londonderry, N. H., by Kev. Edward L. Parker, 1851. 

e McKeen Lown 



WILLIAM McKEEX, who was a son of Dea. John Mc- 
Keen, who was a son of James McKeen, the first settler of Lon- 
donderry, New Hampshire, was born at Derry, X. H., January, 
1754. He was a Revolutionary soldier; enlisted at London- 
derry, X. H. He married Nancy Taylor (daughter of John 
Taylor) who was born at Derry, X. H., May, 1757. Their 
children were all born at Windham, X. H., and were as follows : 

Mary, born August 28, 1784; died at Manchester, X. II., 
August 11, 1849 ; unmarried. 

Margaret, born 1786; died at Windham 1804; unmarried. 

Joh]st, born June 30, 1790 ; died November 13, 1859. 

Jane, born June 14, 1793; died at Salem, July 8, 1840; 

Alice, born August 28, 1797 ; married Francis Cragin ; died 
at Temple, X. H., September 17, 1825. 

WILLIAM McKEEX was by occupation a farmer. He 
died at Windham, X. H., December 11, 1824, and his wife died 
at the same place September 5, 1834. 

John, son of William and Xancy (Taylor) McKeen, mar- 
ried at Derry, X. H., March 30, 1819, to Judith, daughter of 
Benjamin and Anna (Poor) Wilson, who was born at Pelham, 
X. H., March 5, 1797. Their children born at Windham were 
as follows: Xancie, Mary, Lucinda W., Alice, Ann E., Be- 
linda, Joseph, Harriet J. 

Xaxcie was born April 26, 1820; married at Manchester, 
X. II., May 24, 1849, to Gilman, son of Mark and Hannah 
(Hale) Lowd, who was born at Weare, X. H., Xovember 14, 
1820. Went to Omro, Wis., in the spring of 1816, bought land 
of government and built a log shanty where he batched (when 
not boarding with a neighbor) for three years, at which time 
he returned to Xew Hampshire and married as above noter!. 
Later he built a verv comfortable hew T ed los: house, which was 
well finished and papered on the inside with w T all paper brought 
from Xew Hampshire. Such decorations were considered quite 
a luxury in those davs of early settlement. Many hardships and 
privations were endured, farmers had to haul their wheat and 

24 McKean Genealogies 

whatever they had to sell, to Milwaukee by ox team, a distance 
of eighty miles. The nearest place where a chair could be 
bought was thirty miles, and they bought the entire stock of the 
dealer, which w T as four chairs. They lived on the farm until 
the fall of 1884, at which time they rented the farm and moved 
to the village of Omro, Wis., where their children were born 
and educated. Their children : Selwin A., Elma L., Frank G., 
Jennie X., Anna A. 

Selwin A., born April 16, 1850, married at Omro, March 
27, 1873, to Bellvidere A., daughter of William and Bellvidere 
(Foster) Crossett, w T ho was born February 15, 1850. He is in 
the insurance business and resides in San Francisco, Cal. Their 
children are: 

Elma T., born at Lemars, Iowa, December 22, 1873 ; mar- 
ried September 22, 1897, to Charles 1). Bowman of Omro. 
Edna B., born at Lemars, Iowa, November 23, 1875 ; gradu- 
ated at Omro High School and is now a teacher. Irving F., 
born at Omro, Wis., August 8, 1878. 

Elma L., born July 22, 1851 ; married at Omro, October 30, 
1879, to George F., son of Freeman and Caroline (Chamber- 
lain) Gilkey, who was born at Houlton, Maine, September 6, 
1847. He is a lumber manufacturer and dealer, resides at 199 
Church Street, Oshkosh, Wis., where their children were born 
as follows: Fred F., born February 2, 1881. George L., 
born May 15, 1882. Mabel E. ? born November 29, 1884. 
Edna A., born July 12, 1887. 

Frank G., born January 4, 1854; died December 13, 1856, 
at Omro. 

Jennie X., born June 5, 1858; married at Omro, January 
11, 1893, to Russell E., son of Elisha and Amanda (Butler) 
Root, who was born at Schroon River, N. Y., April, 1852. He 
is a hardware dealer at Omro. They have two sons: Lee R., 
born May 29, 1894, at Oshkosh, Wis. ; Donald L., born April 
7, 1896 { and Ona Elma, born July 22, 1897. 

Annie A., born November 7, 1859, married at Omro, No- 
vember 14, 1888, to Oorydon W., son of Elisha and Amanda 
(Butler) Root, who was born at Hartford, Wis., November 10, 
1859. They reside at Wichita, Kansas, where he controls a 
hack line. 

Mary was born March 14, 1822 ; married October 24, 1848, 
to James W., son of Osius and Sarah (Weeks) Preston, who 
was born in Freemont, N. H., November 6, 1823. They now T 
reside on a farm near Candia, N. H. Their children born in 

i- and Daughter Markl 

Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 25 

Manchester, X. H. : George O., Lizzie O., anl Hattie M. 
George O., born Xovember 26, 1849 ; married October 16, 1875, 
to Kate, daughter of John and Mary (Hananeg) Manion, who 
was born in Xew Hartford, Conn., August 16, 1850. They had 
a son James who died young; George, now living in Washing- 
ton, D. C, and is in government employ in the department of 
Post Office Supplies. 

Lizzie O., born April 29, 1852 ; married Geo. Spaulding and 
now lives at Wilmington, Mass. Their children: Louisa, 
Mary and Susie. 

Hattie M., born October 2, 1858, is engaged in the mercan- 
tile business in Wilmington, Mass. 

Lucinda W., born July 4, 1824; married April 3, 1865, to 
Amos B., son of Samuel and Mary (Johnson) Marrill, who was 
born in Xorthwood, X. H., September 29, 1800, and died in 
Massachusetts, April 5, 1886. She died in Omro, Wis., May 
30, 1894. 

Alice, born July 23, 1826, lives in Camden, X. H., is un- 

Ann Elizabeth born April 30, 1828; married March 5, 
1857, to Benjamin C, son of Benjamin J. and Betsey (Clark) 
Kendall, born in Fitchburg Mass., August 26, 1828. He is 
master of repairs in the Manchester Paint Works; resides at 
311 Central St., Manchester, X. H., where his children were 
born and educated. Their children : John M., Charles B. 
John M., born October 4, 1859; married Eunice E. Truholm. 
He is an architect and draftsman and has served as a member 
of the state legislature of Xew Hampshire; resides at 311 Cen- 
tral Street, Manchester, X. H. Charles B., born March 18, 
1864. He is a graduate of the Boston School of Technology 
and is now a chemist at the Passaic Print Works in Passaic,. X. 
J. ; married Helen J. Devoll of Lowell, Mass., October 23, 

Belinda, born May 22, 1830; married March 10, 1858 to 
Xoah S., son of Xoah and Mary (Wood) Clark, born in Quincy, 
Mass., May 17, 1830; resides in Somerville, Mass. Their chil- 
dren were born in Manchester and there received a his:h school 
education. The son graduated at Xew Hampton, X. II., taking 
a commercial course, and the daughters took a course of study 
in the Boston School of Oratory. Children: Edward W., 
Clara B. and Helen W. Edward W. was born March 4, 1865, 
is a commercial traveler and resides in Boston. Clark B., 
born January 20, 1869; married October 9, 1890, to Geo. F. 

26 McKean Genealogies 

Mathews, born at Boothby, Maine, June 25, 1868. He is a con- 
tractor and builder, residence 27 Conwell Street, Somerville, 
Mass. Their children born at Somerville are: Irene, born 
August 10, 1891. Elmer, born May 21), 1893. Helen W., born 
May 14, 1872. Has taught school and is now a teacher of 
elocution; residence, Boston, Mass. 

Joseph, born July 18, 1832 ; married at Omro, Wis., March 
31, 1862, to Eliza, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bradley) 
Whitehead, born at Xorth Adams, Mass., September 13, 1836. 
They have one child, born at Lanark, Wis., Lucinda L., born 
October 29, 1863 ; was a teacher previous to her marriage Octo- 
ber 20, 1885, to Kev. Elbert D. Hall of the Iowa M. E. Con- 
ference. He was born May 16, 1860. Their children are: 
Evelyn B., born at Union, Iowa, October 5, 1887 ; Robert Mc- 
Keen, born at Stacyville, Iow r a, June 12, 1893; died at Lan- 
sing, Iowa, January 16, 1894; Emana E., born December 5, 
1894, at Lansing, Iowa. 

Joseph McKeen died at his home in Omro, July 17, 1896, 
and was the last male descendant of William of Windham, X. 
H., by the name of McKeen. He followed sea for four or 
five years, was in the service of the United States Navy for 
thirty months prior to the rebellion of the Pacific squadron, on 
board the frigate Independence. He came to Omro, Wis., in 
the fall of 1856 and engaged in farming and fancy poultry, and 
was well known as a man of sterling integrity and honesty. As 
a fancy poultry dealer was known throughout the country with 
correspondence from dealers in England, Holland, Switzerland, 
Xew Zealand and Australia. Among the fancy breeds originat- 
ing from his poultry farm was the Golden Wyandottes. 

Harriet J., born January 29, 1835 ; died at Manchester 
July 26, 1853. The McKeens and their descendants in this 
line have preserved an integrity and uprightness of character 
that casts no reflections on their ancestors ; and as a family have 
been characterized with an energy of purpose and an ability to 
carry to completion plans thus formulated with more than an 
ordinary degree of success. 

Compiled by Mrs. G. F. Gilkey, Oshkosh, Wis. 

James McKeen (son of Justice James 1 McKeen the emigrant 
of 1718) settled in Fryeburg, Maine, in 1788, with his family, 
consisting of his wife and nine children whose names were: 

1. Added by the author: James of Fryeburg was a son of Justice 
McKeen the emigrant. 

Joseph McKeks, ( 

Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 27 

(1) Alexander who married and had one son and two daugh- 

(2) Hannah., married Oliver Whiting; four sons and two 

(3) Samuel, two sons named James and Samuel, and two 

(4) James had four sons; names are Alexander, Aaron, 
James, Joseph, and two daughters. 

(5) Margaret, married Nathaniel Day; three sons and two 

(6) Robert, two sons, Robert and James; two daughters, 
Ruth and Hannah. 

(7) David had six sons: David, Joel, Solomon, Elephalett, 
Ephraim and Hiram. 

(8) Henry, born August August 5, 1780; married in 1801 
to Sarah Richardson, daughter of Rev. Gedadiah Richardson 
(who had come to Fryeburg and established the first Baptist 
church in that vicinity, then called Pequakett) ; children are 
Henry, Benjamin W. and William and three daughters by the 
second marriage to Susan Jinkins, Sarah, his first wife, having 
died December, 1814. Henry the eldest son of Henry and 
Sarah McKeen died March, 1871, leaving six children, three 
sons and three daughters, two of the daughters having since 
died, one leaving a family, the other no children. Of the others 
Seth, born March, 1835 ; Benjamin, born November, 1855 ; 
William the youngest son (by second marriage) born in 1822, 
married Harriet Walker. Their children: Matilda, born 1851, 
and the approximate dates of births of the sons of Warren, 
Walker and Windfield are 1853, 1855 and 1857 respectively. 
Windfield died when about four years of age. The others are 
living and have families. Mehitable married Orestes Sanborn 
and has two sons: Windfield and William, aged twenty and 
eighteen years respectively, and live in Chatham, X. H. Warren 
has one daughter aged nine and one son aged four years. Walker 
three sons aged seven, four and two years. 

Benjamin Walker, the second son of Henry and Sarah Mc- 
Keen, born December 25, 1817, at which time his mother died 
and bequeathed him to his maternal aunt Walker, for whose 
husband she named him and by whom he was reared, and with 
whose family he was largely identified. He married June 10, 
1846, to Nancy Wyman, a granddaughter of the aunt who was 
his foster mother. One child was born to them: B. Walker, 
the present Secretary of the Board of Agriculture of the State 

28 McKean Genealogies 

of Maine. He was born November i), 1849, and was married 
to Jennie Love joy of Conway May 12, 1883. They have had 
three children, two sons and one daughter. Harold W., born 
May 1, 1885; Ethel, born May 30, 1887, died October 14, 
1891; Ellis born June 15, 1888. 

Lydia married Solomon Johnson in 1841, and has five daugh- 
ters and two sons. The oldest daughter, Susan, married Frank 
Eastman and has four children, three daughters and one son. 
The family lives in Conwav. The sons' names are Charles and 
Henry M., aged respectively 34 and 23 years and are unmar- 

Rose, the second daughter married Henry McKeen and has 
no children. They live in Stow r e, Maine. The third daughter, 
Carrie, married Joseph Wiley of Stowe and have no children. 
The fourth daughter married John McKeen, resides at Cum- 
berland Mills, Maine. 

Etta, the youngest of the family, born in 1871, is unmar- 

Compiled by Benj. Walker McKeen of Fryeburg, Me. 

Mr. B. W. McKeen, Editor of the Reporter, Randolph, 
Neb., also sends the following account of this branch of the 

My father, Seth McKeen, married Miss Sarah Floyd Per- 
kins. They had eleven children : myself, Byron Winslow, aged 
31, married Miss Edith A. Adams; one child, Myrtle May. 
Other children of Seth are Walter, married to Edith R. Rickert 
and resides at Waterloo, la., two children; Benjamin, teacher; 
Henry M., teacher; Charles, married, have one child; Merton 
is at home ; Lillie E. at home ; Melville at home ; Xellie M. at 
home ; Gertrude R. and Eugene L. at home. 

The following is ,a continuation of the same branch of the 
family by Mr. Elden McKeen of Minneapolis, Minn. 

James McKeen of Fryeburg, Maine, settled in Stoneham, 
Maine, at an early day accompanied by his brother David, who 
also settled in Stoneham. James married Mary Smart. Nine 
children were born to them. Names are Aron, Rebecca, Alex- 
ander, James, WintHrop, Joseph, Mary, Thankful and Xancy. 
The last two were twins. Alexander married Sarah Evans. 
Their children: Sarah, Ester, Ezekiel, Eban, Benjamin, Ly- 
man, Mary and Xancy. Lvman married Miss Mary Felows in 
Brooklyn, X. Y., and removed to Maine and settled on the old 
homestead and lived there until the outbreak of the Civil War 

B. W. MoKeen 

Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 29 

when he enlisted in the Sixteenth Maine Infantry and served 
gallantly until killed in the battle of Gettysburg. Their chil- 
dren: Ella M. and Elden E. Elden married Miss Ida M. Sills, 
a direct lineal descendant of Anneke Jans Bogoades of Holland. 
Their children are Leela, Charles and Elden; residence 615 
Lyndale Place, Minneapolis, Minn. Ella married Hilton Mc- 
Allister and resides in Stoneham, Maine. The widow of Ly- 
man McKeen married again, to Steven Coffin, an old army 
comrade of her former husband. 

The following is a continuation of the same branch by A. W. 
McKeen of Fryeburg, Maine. 

Lieut.* Samuel 5 McKeen was a son of James 1 McKeen that 
settled in Fryeburg, Maine, in 1788. 

James McKeen of Fryeburg was born in Londonderry, X. 
H., between 1730 and 1740 and died between 2 1798 and 1800, 
aged nearly sixty-five. He married Margaret Alexander. Their 
children: Alexander 5 had a son James who died in 1820, leav- 
ing a family of small boys. 

David 5 McKeen married Anna McAllister, and had 
issue: David, Jr., 6 Joel, 6 Ephraim, 6 Solomon, 6 Elephlet, 6 
Hiram, 6 Cyntha. 6 

Lieut. Samuel 5 McKeen married Lvdia Boise, April 16, 
1762. She died February 23, 1844. Children: Samuel, Jr., 6 
born April 30, 1797; Jane, 6 born April 12, 1799; James, 6 
July 3, 1801 ; Lydia, 6 born December 1, 1803. Lieut. Samuel 5 
McKeen was born February 14, 1763, and died December, 

(5) Robert, married Miss Richardson. 

(5) James, married Mollie Smart; their children. 

(6) Joseph married Miss Sawyer. 
(6) Winthrop married a McAlister. 
(6) Alexander. 

(6) James. 

(6) Mary, married Horace Parker. They have a son James 
living in Norway, Maine, ex-sheriff of Oxford County. 

♦Fifth in descent from Wm. McKean of Argyleshire, Scotland. 

1. James was a son ot "Justice" James McKeen, the emigrant, and 
was 4th in direct descent from William McKean of Argyleshire, Scot- 

2. Mr. A. W. McKeen has a deed that James McKeen signed in 
1798 and recorded in 1800, and it is known he died between those 

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(5) Henry,, married a Richardson. Their children: (6) 
Benjamin W., married Nancy Wyman; (6) William married 
Jane Walker. 

(6) Lydia, married Solomon Johnson. 
(6) Henry. 

(6) Samuel McKeen, Jr., married Cyntha McKeen and 
moved to Iowa about forty-five years ago. Both died in Iowa. 
Their children: (7) Cyntha, born 1819, died March 30, 1840. 
(7) Anna, born December 17, 1821, lives in California. 
(7) Lydia, born February 12, 1823. (7) Alfred, born June 
12, 1826. (7) Moses, born March 12, 1828. (7) Syntha 
P. O. Address Atlantic, Iowa; unmarried. (7) Samuel, born 
November 16, 1829; address Tama City, Iowa. (7) Emily 
McKeen, born December 10, 1831 ; married John Parington 
and reside at Lovell, Me. (7) Orrin McKeen, born January 
7, 1834; address Belle Plaine, Iowa. (7) Matilda, born July 
16, 1838. (7) Parris McKeen, born June, 1836. Clarisa, 
born June 30, 1841. (7) Xoyes McKeen, bom July 3, 1845. 
(6) Jane McKeen, married Benjamin Walker. (6) James 
McKeen, married Mary McDonald February 10, 1796, in Nes- 
mith, N. H. Her father served in the Revolutionary War, in 
the British Army, was born in Scotland, April, 1755. Their 
children: (7) Alvin, born October 8, 1822. Mary A., born 
May 30, 1825. (7) William C, born October 4, 1826. (7) 
Betsy, born January 7, 1828. (7) Eliza, born October 30, 
1829. (7) Solomon, April 25, 1831. (7) Abigail, born July 
28, 1833. (7) James, Jr., born January 11, 1835. (7) Silas 
born June 7, 1837. (7) Franklin, born July 24, 1839. 

(6) Lydia McKeen married Joel McKeen (no children). 

(5) Henry McKeen's children: (6) Benjamin W., (6) 
William, (6) Lydia and (6) Henry. 

(6) Benjamin W. McKeen's son: (7) B. Walker. 

(6) William McKeen's children: (7) Warren, (7) Walter 
and others. 

(6) Lydia McKeen married Solomon Johnson ; address Har- 
bor, Maine. 

(6) Henry McKeen; address North Frveburg, Me. 

(7) B. Walker McKeen married Jennie Lovejov of Con- 
way, X. H. Their children: (8) Harold and (8) Ellis. Mr. 
McKeen has been Secretary of Agriculture of the State of 
Maine for the past six years and has been elected for three 
years more. He is considered a verv able man, is a graduate 
of Fryeburg Academy. He was a Supervisor of Schools in 

Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen y the Emigrant 31 

Fryeburg for several years and was also a successful teacher. 

(7) Alvin McKeen, born October 8, 1822; died December 
7, 1895. He married Livania Weeks. She died May 4, 1892. 
Their son, (8) Alvin Wesley McKeen was born February 
29, 1849, married Vesta Emerson of Fryeburg. Their issue: 
(9) Byron : W., born July 26, 1874; (9)' Leslie E., born Aug- 
ust 17, 1887. Byron W. graduated at Fryeburg Academy June, 
1894, entered Bowdoin Medical School at Brunswick January, 
1896, will graduate June, 1898. 

(7) Mary A. McKeen married Simon Smith; address 
Stowe, Me. ] 

William C. McKeen married Sarah Hald ; he is dead and 
she married the second time to L. Sargent. 

(8) Harris C. McKeen married C. McAlister, one child, 
(9) Mary. His wife died and he married again. His address 
is Shelbum, N. H. His daughter is living with Kev. Silas H. 
McKeen, West Bangor, Maine. 

(8) Silas H. McKeen married Georgia McAlister of Lovell. 
He is a Christian Baptist preacher, now preaching in Bangor, 

(8) Fred F. McKeen, M. D., is a graduate of Harmer Med- 
ical College ; lives in Xew York. 

(8) Perly McKeen married Aby McAlister; address North 

(8) Lizzie McKeen married Woodman Gray; address Lov- 
ell Center, Me. 

(7) Betsy McKeen married Thadious Parsons. He died 
and she married R. Bridges of Winthrop, Iowa, where they now 

(8) Alvin Parsons married Cora Greene of Bangor, lives 
in Xew York, has been a barber. (8) Charles Parsons married 
Alice Parsons of Conway. They have two boys residing in 
Bangor, Me. (8) Georgia Parsons lives in Dregan, 111. Ella 
Parsons married W. J. Jinkins and lives in Winthop, Iowa. 

(7) Solomon McKeen married Masilla Bickford of Porter, 
removed to Illinois in 1852, came back to Maine in 1886. He 
served as quartermaster in an Illinois regiment throughout the 
Civil War. 

(8) Mary married — Prime; address St. Joseph, Mo. 
(8) Xellie married — Hase; address Ida Grove, Iowa. 
(8) Melville McKeen married and lives in Mason City, 

Iowa, has been a manufacturer and dealer in harness. 

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(7) Silas McKeen is, in the employ of the M. C. E. E. at 
Bangor, Ale. He married Euth A. I ousins, Porter, Me. Their 
children: (8) Frank is a station agent on the Maine Central 
E. E. at Brewer, Me. (8) Alexander. 

(7) Franklin McKeen married Caroline Stevens of Lovell; 
borth dead. Their children: (8) John, • address, Lovell, Me. 

(8) Warren married Miss Hamilton; has a small family; 
Lovell Center. 

(8) Frankie McKeen married Seldin Handscort. They 
have a small family and reside in Stowe, Me. 

(7) Abigail McKeen married Benj. Barber. She is de., . 
(no children). 

(7) James McKeen, Jr., married Miss Smith. He served 
in the Seventeenth Maine Eegiment as a private; died Feb- 
ruary, 1892. His widow lives in New Durham, X. H. 

(8) Ida McKeen married — Durgan, resides at Xew Dur- 
ham, X. H. They have one child, Arthur Durgin. 

(8) Marilla McKeen married — Wallace. They have one 
child (9) Belle; address Xew Durham, X. H. 

(8) Grace and Melvill McKeen also live at Xew Durham. 

(6) Joseph McKeen, married a Miss Sawyer, has a son, (7) 
Lieutenant Henry McKeen, living in South Paris, Maine. 
There are others of the family that served in the Union army 
during the rebellion. We are unable to obtain their names. 

(6) Eliphlet married and had a family, supposed to have 
all died but one boy. 

(7) Frank McKeen, his son, who is now dead, left children: 
(9) Frank, (9) Linda and (9) Eose. She married Dr. Geo. 
A. Allen, resides in Fryeburg, Me. 

(6) Jane McKeen has three grandchildren, Fryeburg. 

(8) Winslow Walker has three children; residence Xorth 
Fryeburg. (8) Xellie Walker, married Fred A. Farmington, 
residence Harbor, Maine. Georgia Walker married — Mason, 
lives at Xorth Conwav, X. H. 

Mr. A. W. McKeen further states that Samuel McKeen's sons 
that live in Iowa have families that he is unable to give the 
names of any of their children, but the list he sends "he knows 
to be perfect," and adds: "There have been six generations of 
McKeen s that have lived and are living in this town (Frye- 
burg). I will give the names commencing with my son. Byron 
W. McKeen, son of Alvin Wesley McKeen, son of Alvin Mc- 
Keen, son of James McKeen, son of Lieut. Samuel McKeen, 
son of James McKeen. A heavy growth of pine stands in the 

Rev. Silas McEeen, D. D., Bradford, Vt. 

Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 33 

yard where James was married most 100 years ago. I was at 
his grave a number of years ago. His grave is not marked. 
Samuel, James and Alvin are buried in one yard, both yards 
in this town/' and further says, "I have learned that James Mc- 
Keen that came to Fryeburg, had a sister Martha; also his 
father's name w r as James. I got this information from Mrs. 
Asa C. Russell of Lowell, Mass., whose great-grandfather was 
Alexander McKeen, brother to Lieut. Samuel McKeen, my 
great-grandfather. Mrs. Russell's mother is living, aged about 

REV. SILAS M C KEEN, D. D., of Bradford, Vt. 

From Memorial of Rev. Silas McKeen, by Wm. S. 

Palmer, Norwich, Conn. 

Reprint from the Congregational Quarterly for July \ 1878. 

The life of Rev. Dr. McKeen is a shining link between the 
past and the present. His birth was nine years before the close 
of the eighteenth century. In theology he was the pupil of Rev. 
Stephen Fuller of Vershire, Vt., who had sat at the feet of the 
eminent author of the Taste Scheme, and was said to understand 
Dr. Burton's svstem rather better than the doctor himself did. 
Licensed to preach in 1814, his ministry began soon after the 
American Board came into being. During the revival era of 
1830-35, he was in the full vigor of manhood. His ministry 
continued almost sixty-four years and during two or three of its 
last decades, his paternal if not patriarchal blessing rested upon 
scores of the younger clergymen who had taken their places 
about him. His prayers at their ordinations and installations 
were often wonderful both in fitness and in fervor. His life 
specially deserves commemoration as an encouragement to 
young men of high thoughts and limited opportunities. "His 
long and noble career," another has well said, "illustrates what 
energy and perseverance can accomplish when one sets himself 
to the task of securing an education." It shows that determina- 
tion may bid defiance to almost any hindrance. Dr. McKeen, 
when a boy enjoyed the fewest possible advantages. His birth 
place was in Corinth, Vt. 1 A hill town, remote from the thor- 

1. The ancestors of Dr. McKeen belonged to the race of Scotch 
Covenanters who were driven by the Claverhouse persecutions to take 

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oughfares of travel and at that early day singularly destitute 
of helps to culture. But the story of his youth may best be told 
in his own words gathered from his History of Bradford. 

"My place in the order of my mother's children was the tenth. 
The first school I ever attended was in my father's barn, then 
new but now old. After that I used to go, summer and winter, 
to a school house away over the hills. Such was my desire to 
attend, I think it must have been the first winter of my going, 
that I could not quietly wait for shoes, which at that time could 
not easily be obtained, and so my mother furnished me with 
cloth moccasins, greatly to my gratification. Some of the school 
boys, looking down at my feet, laughed at me ; but I was not to 
be thus disheartened, conscious that I could make those of my 
own age feel that in the main thing ,1 was not their 
inferior. * * * At about fifteen years of age it 
became necessary that, except in the time of winter, 
I should stay at home and work, both on the farm 
and in my father's mills. He had both a grist mill and 
a saw mill in the same large building. My main employment 
for one or two summer seasons was tending the grist mill and 
as that business in a sparse population was not regularly urgent 
I found some opportunity for reading and mental improvement. 
It was in that old mill that I commenced the studv of Latin and 


became interested in it. By some good fortune, I also obtained 
an old tattered book of navigation, which, among other things, 
contained a diagram of a quadrant with rules for its use, by the 
aid of which I made one of wood which enabled me to determine 
pretty accurately the latitude of my old grist mill at forty-four 
degrees and ten minutes north. Another kind of a quadrant I 
also made, by the aid of which and some knowledge of trigonom- 
etry I could ascertain the height of the tallest trees standing 
around me. 

refuge in the north of Ireland, but the change brought little relief. 

* * * Events culminated in the struggle by which the Papist 
resisted the English Revolution. 

The McKeens shared in the heroiG sacrifices by which the siege of 
Derry was endured and finally lifted, but when it was over, while the 
bitterness of the war was still fresh, they resolved to leave the land. 

* * * James McKeen was a leading member of the little colony 
which embarked, in five ships for the New World, and landed in Bos- 
ton, August 4, 1718. After exploring the region about Casco Bay, they 
settled in Nutfield, New Hampshire, which, in memory of old associa- 
tions they named Londonderry. James McKeen known in his later 
years as "Old Justice McKeen," died at the age of eighty-nine, hon- 
ored and lamented as the patriarch of the colony. 

Dr. Silas McKeen was the fourth in direct descent from this good 
Scotchman, and was born March 16, 1791. 

Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 35 

"Finding me so much inclined to study, my father concluded 
to let me go and do for myself the best I could. Situated as he 
was, he could help me but little. He, however, made arrange- 
ments for me to study surveying with a distinguished master of 
the art. In the seventeenth year of my age I commenced school 
teaching. This business I followed during six succeeding win- 
ters, and by so doing obtained some means for the purchase of 
books and for prosecuting my studies. * * * At the 
age of seventeen I went to study Latin and subsequently 
Greek, under the instruction of our minister, the Rev. 
Win Pickles, originally from England. He was a re- 
markably large man of venerable appearance, but very 
social and in my estimation very learned. * * * 
The introduction which he gave me to Greek was in the use of 
a grammar, the text of which was in Latin. I never saw an-, 
other like it, and my lexicon was of the same sort. Mr. Pickles 
was not only an able teacher, but an eloquent preacher. On one 
occasion, when the unfinished meeting house was well filled and 
I was sitting away in the back part of the assembly, I w T as 
startled to hear him call out, ' Silas, I must ask you to come up 
here and read my hymns for me !' I dreaded to do it, but dared 
not refuse, and that was my first introduction to a pulpit, which 
w r as in fact, but a joiner's bench." 

Dr. McKeen used to relate that when twelve vears old, he 
was going on horseback with his father through Bradford to 
Newbury, and as they passed the meeting house, his father told 
him he might ride up to the window and look in. That was his 
first view of the inside of a church. Eleven years from that 
time he was ordained in that very pulpit. 

After the death of "the honored friend and teacher of his 
youth," in 1811, he studied at Haverhill (X. H.) Academy till 
the preceptor told him he was fitted to enter college two years 
in advance. At that point he was taken sick. Typhus fever 
brought him to the very gates of the grave. His doctor's bill 
more than consumed all of the little store he had accumulated. 
He therefore felt obliged to give up his college course ; but ho 
did not give up studying:. His sickness served to define his re- 
ligious feelings. In all his youth he had been "sedate, studious 
and exemplary beyond most others of his age." "From child- 
hood," he savs of himself, T was habitually impressed with such 
reverence for God that T was accustomed in mv humble way, to 
implorp His guidance, forgiveness and blessing. This early 
habit, I am satisfied, was of inestimable benefit to me. SHU T 

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was in doubt whether I had really passed.f rom death to life and 
found acceptance with God or not. During that sickness the 
way of salvation revealed in the gospel appeared beautifully 
plain to me, exactly adapted to my wants, and the blessed 
Saviour so inexpressibly precious, that I could but most heart- 
ily devote myself to Him, whether for life or death." A few 
months afterwards he entered upon theological studies. He 
united with the church of his theological teacher in Vershire, 
there being no Congregational church in his native town. After 
a little more than a year's study with Mr. Fuller, he entered 
upon his life work in Bradford, Vt. preaching there for the 
first time July, 25, 1814, the second Sabbath after he was li- 
censed, and continuing, with the years of 1832, 1842 until 1866. 
October 18, 1815, he was installed pastor. From the beginning 
of his ministry his congregations were large and his usefulness 
assured, yet he deeply felt the scantiness of his preparatory 
studies. Yearning to read the Old Testament as well as the 
New in the original, in the midst of all the .work of a first 
pastorate, he undertook the study of Hebrew and in spite of all 
his disadvantages, became at length the acknowledged prince 
of Hebrew scholars in his ministerial association. Well might 
he say, "No one knows what he can do in the way of studv 
till he faithfully tries." * * * In 1861 Dartmouth College 
honored his ripe scholarship with a degree of Doctor of Di- 
vinity, a distinction which he neither sought nor affected to 
despise but rationally said he was "content to receive in silence 
as expressive of the respect of the worthy men who had be- 
stowed it." * * * From 1815 to 1866, when he resigned 
his charge at Bradford, he was tireless in pastoral fidelity. 

In the meridian of his life he spent nine years in Belfast, Me. 
He went there in 1833, in response to a most urgent and re- 
iterated solicitation. He was then in the fullness of his 
strength. In a popular volume from the pen of one of his sur- 
viving daughters, we find what was no doubt designed to sketch 
her father as he was at that period of his life. We see "his 
broad forehead under masses of iron gray hair, marked eye- 
brows, piercing black eyes, the decided line of the mouth and 
curve of the chin with the firmlv knit frame, showing him what 
he is — resolute, fearless, self-reliant, grave, clear in judgment, 
prompt in action." * * * Whatever he accomplished in Bel- 
fast, his chief pastoral .work was done in Bradford. In 1842 
he returned with iov to the church of his first love. * * * 
The intense tenderness and warmth of his heart breathes itself 

Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 

IS / 

forth in the final words in his History of Bradford, the latest 
considerable work of his life: "O Bradford, Bradford! field 
of my early and late ministerial labors; resting place of my 
nearest and dearest kindred and venerated parishioners; abode 
of many tried and faithful friends, endeared to me by ten thou- 
sand fond and tender recollections ! So long as the beautiful 
Connecticut shall flow by thy side, and the lofty mountains 
which skirt thy horizon stand as monuments of the 
Great Creator's power and immutability, and thy charming 
scenery continue to delight the eyes and the heart of every lover 
of the beautiful, and may heaven's blessing rest upon thy sons 
and daughters." * * * 

Dr. McKeen came to the end of days realizing in himself the 
fulfillment of the promise, "With long life will I satisfy him 
and show him my salvation." Almost eighty-seven years of 
earth-life were given him. He came to his grave pre-eminently 
as a a shock of corn fully ripe in its season." 

When he was not yet thirty years of age he was bereft of the- 
wife 1 of his youth, over whose memory he was known to shed 
tears of tenderness after he was three score years and ten. She 
left him three little girls, "wee bit toodlin' things." * * * 
Dr. McKeen's second wife was Miss Hannah Johnson of Haver- 
hill, N. H. By the time he had reached the meridian of life, he 
had about him seven healthy, happy children, with a wife, who 
was "a crown to her husband." She was wise and tender, able 
to be both counsellor and comforter. Then God called the father 
to lead his family, one after one, through the swellings of Jor- 
dan, till only two of them all were left on the hither shore. 
First (1841) his daughter Julia, who had been left a baby in 
his arms when her young mother died, was taken, just as she 
was entering on a lovely womanhood. Four years later, Mar- 
ianne, his first-born, who had always been his peculiar pride and 
delight, came home to die. (She was at the time teaching in 
the K. IT. Academy at Meridan, N". H., as associate principal.) 
She died March 24, 1845, aged 27. Three years after this great 
grief (1848) the household was suddenly stricken by the loss 
of the mother herself. Mr. McKeen and his wife were riding 
home, after a visit in the neighboring town of Vershire when 
the hold back broke and the horse ran. She sprang for life and 
met death. For three days and nights she lay in a little farm 

1. She was Miss Phebe Fuller, the daughter of his theological 
teacher to whom he was married June 4, 1816. She died of lingering 
consumption November 30. 1820. 

38 MeKean Genealogies 

house by the wayside, unconscious of the anguish about her bed, 
and only woke to find herself forever at home. 

Two years more, and the only son, twenty-three years old, 
George Whitefield McKeen, was graduated at Dartmouth in 
1846. * * * There was a respite from the death mes- 
senger until 1858, when he again came for Catherine, the fifth 
daughter, one whose strong nature had already made its last- 
ing imprint on hundreds of characters. She had expended the 
vitality of life before midday. Its last and richest outlay was 
at Mount Holyoke Seminary. 

Four years later, 1862, the second daughter, Serena, wife of 
Rev. Charles Duren of West Charlestown, Vt, ended the 
earthly part of a life beautiful with faith and sweetest patience. 
Mrs. Duren's only son, Charles McKeen Duren is a bank cashier 
at Eldora, Iowa. 

These latest years he dwelt very quietly, with the cherished 
companion 1 of his old age in the self same cottage where a full 
• half century before he had first entered upon his domestic life. 
He rejoiced in the frequent visits of kind friends, and above 
all in those of his two surviving daughters, who often came to 
see him in periods of relief from their useful activities in 
charge of Abbot Academy at Andover, Mass. The Thursday 
before his departure he walked down town. Saturday, he wrote 
to his daughters, "My blessed children, let us still trust our God 
and rejoice in His life long goodness to us ; His precious prom- 
ises are sure to us and to you and to all who love and trust 
Him." Monday, the 10th of December, 1877, the translation 
came, suddenly, "He was not, for God took him." * * * 
(The only surviving children were his daughters Miss Philena 
and Miss Phebe F., teachers of Abbot Academy, Andover, 
Mass. ) 

1. His third wife, who survives him, was Miss Sarah Parmelee of 
Guilford, Connecticut, to whom he was married April 30, 1851. 

' Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 39 


Daughter of Rev. Silas McKeen. ' 4 Miss McKeen as a 
Teacher," by Henrietta Learoyd Sperry. 

Published in the Abbot Courant^from which the following is taken. 

Had I been asked to present to the general public the char- 
acteristics of Miss McKeen as a teacher, I should have shrunk 
from the task, but knowing that what I have to say will fall into 
the hands of those whose sympathy will disarm criticism, I am 
glad to speak of Miss McKeen from a scholar's point of view. 
Two difficulties face me at the outset. First, the teacher has 
long since become the personal friend, and again, the teacher 
of my remembrance is not the teacher of today. I do not mean 
to say that the Miss McKeen of earlier years lacked anything 
in knowledge, acquirements or character that would make older 
girls envious of the girls of '92, even though the latter enjoy 
the fruits of a richer and deeper experience. Greater knowl- 
edge has broadened Jier mind, foreign travel has enlarged her 
resources, sorrow has chastened and softened her nature, but 
throughout her marked individuality is ever the same. 

In characterizing Miss McKeen as a teacher, what one of her 
girls could restrain a w r arm enthusiasm and gratitude ? In many 
respects her class room was unique, its atmosphere was stimu- 
lated by the influence of a vigorous mind which sought not 
merely facts and dates but required opinions, directed new com- 
binations of ideas, and aroused that, living interest which has 
led so many of the alumni to labor patiently and successfully 
in the paths of her suggestion. Like the great teachers of all 
times, every gift was fortified by a rare patience, enobled by 
a supreme unselfishness which made the interest of the pupil 
the center of all hopes, the height of every ambition. Above all, 
her love for truth, led her girls to value truth in every form — 
accuracy of word or phrase, as well as exactness in the statement 
of fact or opinion. Before clear-sighted inspection mere fluency 
disappeared, superficiality was laid bare. What wonder that 
under such an influence the desire to gain Miss McKeen's ap- 
proval was the highest incentive, and the consciousness of her 
respect and affection the only mark worth the winning. As a 
student and thinker, Miss McKeen then as now took a high rank. 
The range and variety of her knowledge were nowhere more 
apparent than in a wealth of illustration, whose fitness and 
beauty were often the occasion of surprise and delight. Never 

40 McKean Genealogies 

desirous, however, of impressing her class with the extent of 
her attainments, she said or did nothing for effect; in knowl- 
edge, as in all else, there were the same transparent truthful- 
ness and humility. As a thinker she was a powerful guide, 
never lost behind the text-book, but animating it so vigorously 
that its statements w T ere seen through the directing power of her 
mind, and Miss McKeen's opinion in the eyes of her devoted 
followers was the final one. * * * But I know that every one 
of my readers will expect me to speak of the broader and deeper 
influence which not the few girls of Miss McKeen's classes, 
but the whole school received through the "morning talks," 
talks which embraced many and varied subjects — manners at 
home and abroad, intercourse with one another and society, and 
above all our personal relation to God. It seems to me that no 
one who ever sat in that old school hall could be satisfied with 
a life given to enjoyment and ease. Each girl was urged not 
only to do right, but to be womanly and to rejoice in her 
womanhood. * * * What a cloud of witnesses might bear tes- 
timony to Miss McKeen's friendliness ! To one it was shown in 
days of homesickness, to another in seasons of discouragement, 
to this one in times of physical weakness, to that one in hours 
of sorrow T or trial ; to how many in times when counsel and guid- 
ance were most needed ! How pervasive was the atmosphere of 
kindliness which surrounded us ! How democratic the spirit of 
the school — a school where every girl could make her ow T n place, 
and the prestige of fortune or renown took no precedence of 
character or intellectual endowments. 

From Andover Townsman, May 20, 1898 

By M S.M. 

"Philena McKeen was born in Bradford, Yt., on the 13th 
of June, 1822. * * * Miss McKeen taught with success 
in Bridget on, Me., at College Hill, Ohio, and from Oxford, 
Ohio, she was called to the principalship of Abbot Academy in 
1859. Although thirty-seven years of age when she came to 
Andover it seems as though her real life work began here. Cer- 
tain it is that her character and her capabilities for extraordi- 
nary uref nlness developed richly in her new work. Able prin- 
cipals Abbot Academy had had before her but to Miss McKeei* 
it was granted, during the thirty-three years of her stewardship 

Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 41 

to make vigorous effort for the increase of the school in things 
material, mental and spiritual. * * * Twenty years after 
Miss McKeen and her beloved sister, Miss Phebe, came to 
Abbot Academy, the school celebrated grandly its semi-centen- 
nial. That year, the History of Abbot Academy, written by the 
two sisters, gave to the world an inspiring record of what had 
been already wrought. How great a part of the school's suc- 
cess and growth was due to these faithful teachers, and espe- 
cially to Miss McKeen, those who know the school best, s£e most 
clearly. In 1880, Miss Phebe died. What seemed a death 
blow to our beloved friend, was rather a life blow, robbing death 
of its terrors, drawing her still nearer to the unseen world, 
sweetly unfolding the gentleness which made her great. How 
grandly, how cheerfully, she stood alone, the last of her family* 
In the summer of 1892 Miss McKeen withdrew from active ser- 
vice in the school room, having lived two years in Draper Hall, 
so truly the work of her hands, but never for an instant did she 
withdraw from it her active interest in all that apnertained to 
its well being. For well nigh six happy years Miss McKeen 
dwelt in South Hall which then received from her its new 
name: "Because the bright sun floods it all day and sets in 
wondrous glory before the western windows, and also because 
they are my sunset years, I have named my house 'Sunset 
Lodge.' " * * * Her last illness, which lasted but a month, 
was painless, but her strength waned fast, and at sunset, May 
13 (1898) she fell asleep. On Monday, May 16, her body was 
borne to the McKeen rooms in Draper Hall, which were beauti- 
ful with graceful palms and exquisite flowers, arranged by lov- 
ing hands, and there friends met to praise God for this faith- 
ful friend and counselor, this wise and good woman. 
* * * Tuesday morning a few neighbors and 
friends gathered in Sunset Lodge for hymn and prayer 
before bearing the beloved form to the old home in 
Bradford, Vt. At Bradford, a few life-long friends 
of Miss McKeen joined her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles McKeen Duren, and the Andover friends who accom- 
panied them, in the peaceful graveyard, and in the bright after- 
noon sunshine, they lifted up their eyes unto the hills, rejoic- 
ing in God who had given and taken away. In that hallowed 
spot we left her, beside Miss Phebe, whose grave, with hers, we 
covered with beautiful flowers." 

42 McKean Genealogies 

From the Abbot Courant 

Miss Phebe McKetn as a Teacher, by £. A. M. 

In all the celebrated testimonies to great teachers it is the 
personal character, the strong individuality, which is recalled 
by the pupil as the forceful element. Superior scholarship may 
©r may not have been added ; but character, more than knowl- 
edge, has power in the formation of character. Therefore it 
will not seem strange if to many, probably to most, of her 
pupils the prominent impression of Miss Phebe as a teacher is 
of that immediate stirring to action which came with her pres- 
ence; of that lively interest in what she was doing and in what 
her scholar was doing. How clear, to many of us, is the scene 
when the class, sitting with books and minds open, saw Miss 
Phebe's tall, slight form enter, watched her sit quickly down 
at the desk, and then felt the change of mental atmosphere as 
she began teaching! Her black eyes, behind her glasses, let 
nothing escape ; whether it were the attempt to slur some work 
on the lesson or an earnest effort to do the best possible to the 
capacity of the individual. Then was. the moment of terror for 
the girl who was ill-prepared, or for the one who hoped to get 
through by quickness of wit, sure to be discovered and exposed ; 
while even the best among us rejoiced with trembling. Whether 
she opened to us Milton or Cicero, or the development of the 
English language, she had that quick and unexpected turn of 
thought which is so stimulating to a young mind, whose knowl- 
edge of the multitudinous relations of things is very limited. 
The thrusts of her pointed words were witty, humorous or grave 
as her literary taste found fitting to the subject. We who were 
such feeble, struggling growth needed her action upon us, like 
a strong, keen wind, twisting and bending our fibres to a stur- 
dier mental life. The flashing lightning of her sarcasm often 
rived to the heart, but the pain was wholesome and cleansing, 
and the vivid revelation of a higher meaning in language or 
poetry, or the bitter uncovering of a low and poor conception, 
cut in the lesson with sharp and clear stroke. Xor would it be 
truthful not to recall the delightful warmth of pleasure .when 
the girl strove and reached a perception of the deeper and richer 
"things of the spirit." 

PiiEiiE Fuller McKeen, Andi 

Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 43 

(Sty* MtKtnn Sreakfast 

$0t?l Untitam?, Snirtim, Mas*., April 9, IB 92. 

Mrs. Laura A. W. Fowler* Committee. 

Prof. J. W. Churchill, President of the Banquet. 

The Andover Press, 1892. 

On Saturday, April 9, 1892, more than three hundred and 
fifty pupils and friends of Miss McKeen met at the Hotel Ven- 
dome in Boston, to rejoice in her and her work. 

The gathering and greeting of so large a number brought a 
stir of old memories that inaugurated most favorably the de- 
lightful tribute of the speeches. The parlors were filled with a 
throng eager to speak a loving word to the dear principal. It 
was a scene where 

"All old faults and follies are forgot, 

And thoughts of differences passed like dreams away." 

And where the presence of each one meant a personal expres- 
sion of gratitude and reverence. * * * The songs of Mrs. 
Kittredge and Miss Bond cannot be forgotten. 


Opening Address by Prof. Churchill, Alumnus of Abbot 


Teachers, Pupils and Friends of the Institution : From what 
my eyes can see and what my ears have heard from this high 
vantage ground of observation, I infer that the season of deeds 
has passed and that the time for words has come. But why the 
initial word should come from masculine lips is a mystery. For 
this is most emphatically a woman's festival. I cannot help 
thinking how admirably the duties of the chair would be per- 
formed by the brilliant alumnus from Washington, who has 
inherited the very genious of public assembles, and whose 
forcible and racy English as we have seen it in the periodical 
literature of the day would have given the needed vigor and 
piquancy to this "feast of reason and flow of soul." What bet- 
ter Autocrat of this Breakfast Table could be named than the 
President of this Alumni Association, whose graceful and im- 
pressive presence would so adorn the position and whose clear 

44 McKean Genealogies 

head would guide the events of the hour to a most successful 
issue ? 

But you have seen fit to pass by gifted women like these, and 
have honored an obscure associate of the faculty in your choice 
of master of ceremonies. Doubtless, his peculiar function in 
the curriculum of instruction sup'crested, in Virgilian phrase, 
his only qualification for the position, "Vox et praterea, nihil/' 
which means, as an Abbot Academy girl assures me, Voice and 
nothing else. 

Unfortunately, I have not the felicity of being an alumnus 
of Abbot Academy. The Constitution and By-Laws of the in- 
stitution have made that an impossibility. But happily, I am 
next to an alumnus. The blessedest providence that ever came 
into my life came to me through the gates of Abbot Academy. 
I am an alumnus ]by marriage. Let us say, then, that you have 
simply asked your brother-in-law to lend you his stronger voice 
to direct these post-prandial festivities. Seriously and sin- 
cerly, I thank you for the distinction. I count it a high priv- 
ilege to join with you in rendering this richly deserved tribute 
to the revered and beloved guest of this festal hour; and, in 
saying this, I know that I am only echoing the heartfelt senti- 
ment of many another appreciative brother-in-law in this happy 
family gathering. 

This is a woman's festival, indeed. The gracious inspira- 
tion that has brought us together is a woman's happy thought. 
The women who compose the alumni association have become 
sponsors of the project. The vital interest of the hour centers 
in a woman. The "McKeen Breakfast" is no longer "A Dream 
of Fair Woman," but a delightful reality. This accomplished 
success it is but simple justice to say, is due solely to the untir- 
ing efforts of the committee that has organized and administered 
this unique affair to its happy conclusion. This committee 
originated the idea ; the committee has carried it into execu- 
tion in its minutest details with consummate energy, invention, 
taste and skill, down to the present moments. This committee 
has a communication to make. It requires the whole com- 
mittee to make it. I am proud to present the whole committee 
as the "committee of the whole/' in the person of an alumnus 
who will hereafter be remembered in the annals of Abbot Acad- 
emy as "the famous committee of one." 

I give you the sentiment. 


Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 45 


Mrs. Laura Wentworth Fowler of the class of 1860. 

Members of the Board of Trustees, Alumni, 
Pupils and Friends of Abbot Academy: I cannot 
express to you my gratification at your hearty response to 
the call to come hither today, to honor our beloved 
Miss McKeen. I trust the occasion will be one of 
great pleasure and happy retrospect. It seems necessary 
to afflict you with a few words of preamble, before we open the 
love feast in store for us, but they shall be brief as possible. At 
the meeting of the alumni association in June, 1891, I was 
appointed a committee to take steps toward the organization of 
an Abbot Academy Alumni Association of Boston and vicinity. 
As the months rolled by and I began to devise ways and means 
towards that end, it occurred to me that the time was ripe for 
such a gathering as we have here today.. * * * I think I 
have stirred Abbot Academy up from its foundations, having 
written more than five hundred letters, addressed fifteen hun- 
dred circulars and replied to every letter of inquiry. I only 
trust there is not sitting under the droppings of the Vendome, 
some Abbot girl who has not heard that a breakfast is being 
given today in Miss McKeen's honor. * * * Of the more 
than three thousand Abbot girls there are many prevented from 
being with us, whose hearts are with us, and who are now real- 
izing the truth expressed by Clara Potter Hopkins in the words, 
"No one can ever know what a trial it will be not to be with 

Professor Churchill: In rising again to resume the 
agreeable duties of the chair, permit me to waive the usual for- 
malities of such an occasion, and give the plainest and most 
direct utterance to the warm feelings that spring up in our com- 
mon heart. The emotions that we fain would express are those 
of mingled love, reverence and admiration. We feel that we 
are only doing the fitting thing to crown with public honor a 
long life that has been full of conspicuous usefulness and dis- 
interested service for the dear old school. For a third of a cen- 
tury — a period which covers more than half of the sixty-three 
years of the corporate life of the institution — for thirty-three 
years has our honored friend devoted her best energies to the 
highest interest of Abbot Academy. She now proposes to re- 
tire from arduous duties, and enjoy the evening of her life in 

46 McKean Genealogies 

well earned repose. #t * * I am sure of your sympathy with 
my closing sentiment : 

The beloved and honored principal of Abbot Academy : For 
a third of a century Alma Mater has possessed in her a treasure? 
far above rubies. To all a woman's graces she unites a wisdom 
and strength of mind and character which are of no sex, and do 
honor to a common human nature. Now for the white wings 
as I present — 

Miss McKeen : I thank you, dear friends, for your pres- 
ence here, and for your cordial greeting. 

It is pleasant to me that the thought of this family gath- 
ering originated in the class of '60, with my first seniors, who, 
today, join hands with the class of '92, and thus complete the 
circle of thirty-three years, my memory of the intervening 
classes is individual and affectionate. 

But I have been asked to speak of Abbot Academy. It has 
so long been my other self that I hardly know where to begin 
or what to say. We began life together in the autumn of eight- 
een fifty-nine, and struggled through years of privation ; it was 
up hill work and often the hills were long; and steep. But our 
one acre — the original gift for a building lot for the academy — 
has broadened till it has become more than twenty-three acres 
of lawn and grove. By the side of Smith Hall, then new and 
more than sufficient for our numbers, Davis and South Halls 
at length took; their places, and now Draper Hall has come, 
bringing beauty and convenience and comfort to our home. 

Prof. Chitrchii/l: "Miss McKeen and Miss Phebe." In 
the minds of hundreds of pupils of the Academy, these two 
names are indissolublv linked together. To speak of one is to 
think of the other. For twenty-one years the tw 7 o sisters were 
inseparable companions and equal sharers in the administration 
of the school. 

Rev. 1 Charles Duren and Serena McKeen, second daugh- 
ter of Rev. Silas McKeen of Bradford, Vt., were married at 
Belfast, Maine, September 16, 1841. Serena, alone of the 
seven children of Silas married. Mr. and Mrs. Duren lived for 
a time at San^erville, Maine, where was born, November 26, 
1842, their onlv son Charles McKeen Duren. The familv re- 
moved in 1843 to Vermont and at Waitsfield were born, Aug- 
ust 19, 1846, Elizabeth Freeman, and June 30, 1851, Marianne. 
Elizabeth lived fourteen vears and Marianne two vears. Mrs. 

1. Compiled by Charles McKeen Duren of Eldora, Iowa. 

Posterity of "Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 47 

Duren was a woman of strength and sweetness of character, be- 
loved by all who knew her. She had much of her father's ster- 
ling common sense and good judgment. She died at West 
Charleston, Vt., August 6, 1862. Mr. Duren was a devoted 
minister, faithful pastor, diligent student and a man who had 
the respect and confidence of all who knew him. He died at 
Granby, Vt, May 9, 1886. 

Charles McKeen Duren,, after spending his boyhood in 
various towns in Maine and Vermont, attending school in the 
little red country school houses summer and winter, and between 
terms, studying arithmetic, bookkeeping and Latin with his 
father, went as clerk into a country store of Wead and Hap- 
good at Sheldon, Vt., in 1858; was in the drug business in St. 
Albans, Vt., as member of the firm of Wead and Duren from 
1864-66. Spent six months as traveling salesman for a Xew 
York paper house, one year as bookkeeper in Dubuque, Iowa, 
and came to Eldora, Iowa, in 1868, where he assisted in organ- 
izing the Hardin County Bank, becoming its first cashier and 
manager. In 1893 he was elected president of the bank. June 
1, 1868, he married Gertrude Whiting, daughter of Rev. Lyman 
Whiting D. D. of Dubuque. Their first and only boys, Charles 
Whiting and James McKeen, died in 1870, and daughter Alice 
Serena in 1875. Their daughter Mabel was graduated at Ab- 
bot Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1895, and Fanny, the young- 
est is a member of the class of '98 Iowa College, Grinnell. 

Mr. Duren has been clerk of the Congregational church at 
Eldora since 1868 and one of its trustees and deacons. He was 
a member of the school board for twelve years and treasurer of 
the city for twenty years. 

Miss 1 Philena McKeen of Andover, Mass., a^d Mr. Duren 
are the only descendants of Silas McKeen bearing his name. 

1. Died since the above was received. 

48 McKean Genealogies 


Posterity of John 1 McKean who died in County Antrim, Ire- 
land, a few days prior to the time set for departure for America, 
but whose widow and children : John, Robert and Samuel and 
infant daughter Mary came over with his elder brother Justice 
James McKeen in 1718. 

His Descendants 

Compiled by Rev. Samuel McKean 

James McKean was born in Cecil county, Md., in 1745. His 
father who was of Scotch ancestry, emigrated to this country 
from the north of Ireland went to the state of Pennsyl- 
vania and finally settled in Cecil, Md., about 1740. He died 
while his son James was quite young and consequently but little 
is known concerning him. The circumstantial evidence is near- 
ly conclusive that he was Robert McKean of the emigration 
of 1718, who was the son of John ; grandson of James and great- 
grandson of William McKean of Argyleshire, Scotland. In the 
emigration of 1718, the widow and children of John came to 
Londonderry, X. H. Of the three sons, John, the oldest, set- 
tled in Nova Scotia, and Samuel, the youngest son, settled in 
Xew Hampshire. But Robert, the second son, went to Penn- 
sylvania. His uncle, William McKean, emigrated, to New Lon- 
don, Chester county, Pa., in 1727, in which locality many 
Scotch Irish from the north of Ireland settled. These consid- 
erations undoubtedly influenced Robert to settle in this vicinity, 
as Cecil county, Md., adjoins New London, a further removal 
to that county could verv easily be made. He entered the 
French and Indian War, was taken prisoner and put to death 
bv the Indians. The earlv recruits for that war were from the 
section of the country which embraces Chester and Cecil conn- 
ties, and there is little doubt that Robert was one of them. 
After the defeat of Braddock the operations of the war were 

1. John McKean was a son of James McKean of Londonderry, Ire- 
land, and grandson of William McKean of Argyleshire. Scotland. John 
had two brothers: James McKeen, called Justice McKeen, who came 
over in 1718. and William who came over in 1727 and settled in Penn- 
sylvania, and was grandfather of Gov. Thomas McKean of Pennsyl- 
vania, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 49 

removed from Pennsylvania to New York and Canada. This 
makes it highly probable that he was with Washington in 1754, 
or Braddock in 1755, and that his death occurred in one of 
these years. James McKean was at that time but ten or eleven 
years of age, about which time he lost his father. The tradition 
the New Hampshire branch of the family maintain that this 
ancestor was the John whose widow and children emigrated to 
Londonderry, N. H., in 1718. It has also been held in his fam- 
ily that he was related to William MeKean's descendants in 
the adjoining county of Chester. The place of his birth was 
only a few miles from the place were Governor Thomas 
McKean, grandson of William of the emigration of 1727, was 
born, and the birth of James occurred eleven years later than 
that of Thomas. It seems, therefore, quite conclusive that 
James was the son of Robert and grandson of John McKean. 
It is worthy of mention that he gave to his sons names very 
common in the family to which Robert belonged. It is under- 
stood that he had two brothers who became separated from him 
in early life and he was never able to trace them. There was a 
rumor that one of these brothers was killed by the Indians, but 
no particulars are obtainable. 

James McKean was married to Miss Jane Scott, who came 
from Glencoe, Scotland, when quite young and settled with her 
parents in Cecil county. She had one brother, John Scott, w T ho 
was a man of influence in that county. A short time before his 
death, he liberated all his slaves, of whom he owned a consid- 
erable number. About 1774 or 1775, Mr. McKean removed 
from his native place to Huntingdon, Penn. In 1789, he re- 
moved to Chemong county, ~N. Y., and settled on a tract of land 
on Chemong river, not* far from Elmira. The title of his land 
proved to be fraudulent and he lost it, after cultivating it four 
or five years. He then settled in Burlington. Bradford county, 
Pa., and became the ow r ner of quite a largp section of land sit- 
uated on Sugar creek. The oak tree beneath whose branches he 
erected his first humble abode in this place is still standing. 
The farm in process of time went into the haTids of his son. the 
Hon. Samuel McKean, and was his home during his entire life. 
It is now owned by Bradford conntv as a home for those w 7 ho 
are maintained by the county. While residing in Huntingdon, 
he is understood to have joined the forces of Gen. Washington, 
and to have participated in movements of the army at the cap- 
ture of Comwallis at Yorktow 7 n. The family of Jp^^ otio! 
Jane Scott McKean, consisted of ten children : Allen, William, 

50 McKean Genealogies 

James, Rebecca, Andrew, John, Robert, Samuel, Benjamin and 
Jane. The first three were born in Cecil county, Md., the others 
were born in Huntingdon, Pa., except Jane, the youngest who 
was born in Chemong, N. Y. James McKean died in Burling- 
ton, Pa., January 4, 1797, and his wife died in Burling- 
ton, February 11, 1813. Their remains were interred in the 
cemetery connected with the old Methodist church, very near 
the McKean homestead. Some of their children and grand- 
children are also buried there. He was a man of sterling worth, 
an excellent citizen and highly esteemed by all w 7 ho knew him. 
He and his wife, who was a woman of much strength of char- 
acter, contributed much to the prosperity of Bradford county, 
and through their descendants they have exerted a wide influ- 
ence in the country. 

On the 17th day of August, 1870, their descendants held a 
McKean reunion at the residence of Mr. John McKean, a grand- 
son, at Troy, Bradford county, Pa. There were present as rep- 
resentatives of the family, 176, and it was estimated that there 
were about 100 more who were unable to attend. 

Allen McKean, eldest son of James and Jane Scott Mc- 
Kean was born in Cecil, Md., in 1770. He resided with his 
parents until some time after they had settled in Burlington, 
Pa., when he removed to Cayuga county, N. Y. Not long after 
this he was prostrated by sickness which terminated in his death. 
It was understood at the time that his was the first burial of a 
white man in that county. The place of his death and inter- 
ment is unknown. 

Willtam McKean, second son of James and Jane (Scott) 
McKean. born in Cecil, Md., March, 1772, married Anna Mc- 
Intyre, lived a few years in his native place after his marriage, 
and then settled in Centre county, Pa., where he died January 
13, 1857, his wife having died some years before. Their chil- 
dren were Lewis, John Scott, Jane, who married Kayler ; Isa- 
bella, who married Sherman ; Thomas, Samuel, Mary, William, 
Sarah, Rebecca, who married Harris, and Daniel Dobbins. 
Lewis, the eldest son of William and Anna (Mclntvre) Mc- 
Kean, settled in Ohio over fifty years ago. Most of their chil- 
dren settled in Pennsvlvania. 

. Belle McKeas, Altoona, Pa. 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 51 

Biographical Sketch of William and Anna McKean, 

and their Descendants 

Bv Rebecca Elizabeth Harris Day 

Previous to 1845, William McKean having married Anna 
Mclntyre, located in Centre county, Pa., at Hublersburg, a 
village about five miles north of Bellefonte. Here they raised 
a large family of children, all of whom were intelligent, Chris- 
tian citizens, some of whom were successful teachers. William 
McKean died at a ripe old age, leaving a snug fortune, his wife 
having preceded him some years before, a sufferer from dropsy. 
Of their eleven children Lewis settled near Wooster and 
John, Akron, Ohio. Thomas settled at Zion, Centre county, 
Pa., where he, too, acquired a fortune, and became a highly 
honored representative citizen. 

Mary Ruth, having married Francis Boozer, moved to Iowa, 
thence to Missouri and during the Civil War to Adams county, 
111., where he died of cancer November 25, 1864. 

Daniel Dobbins, known as "Dobbins" McKean, was born 
and spent fifty years of his life on the old homestead. After 
passing his fiftieth year removed to the vicinity of Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa, where in 1872 he was accidentally shot while 

William, Jr., died young and unmarried at the old home. 

Samuel married Elizabeth Lowry, settled and died at Jack- 
sonville, Pa., where is located the family burying ground, and 
where lie the remains of William and Anna and some of their 
children and grandchildren. Dobbins and wife, Rebecca and 
her husband, John L. Harris, and William, Jr., are buried at 
Hublersburg. At the present writing, 1897, there is but one 
of the second generation living, viz., Elizabeth, wife of Samuel, 
at Dewart, Pa. The present whereabouts, so far as known to 
the writer of William's descendants are Lucy J., daughter of 
Samuel, Dewart, Pa. ; William, son of Thomas, Denver, Col. ; 
Juliette Butterfield, daughter of Thomas, South Montrose, Pa. ; 
Nancy F. Proudly, daughter of Dobbins, Chicago, 111. ; Anna 
Garth, daughter of Dobbins, Mill Hall, Pa. ; Sterling and 
Augustus, sons of Dobbins and B. Belle, daughter of Dobbins, 
Altoona, Pa. ; Anna Miller, daughter of Kebecca McKean 
Harris, Liberty, Mo. 

Rebecca Elizabeth Harris Day, daughter of Rebecca Mc- 
Kean Harris, Winchester, 111. The latter, wife of Dr. W. C. 

52 McKean Genealogies 

Day, was one of many successful teachers the family produced ; 
also a writer of some ability, under the pseudonym of Ruth 

The children of William and Anna McKean married as 
follows : 

Samuel married Elizabeth Lowry. 

Thomas married Julia Miller of Elmira, N. Y. 

Dobbins married Elizabeth Landers. 

Sarah married William Harris. 

Jane married Kaler. 

Isabel, married Schuman. 

Mary married Francis Boozer of Perris Valley. One child. 

Rebecca married John L. Harris of Philadelphia. 

The grandchildren of William and Anna married as follows : 

Sarah, daughter of Samuel, married McCalmont; later 

Laura, married Geo. Vincent. 

William, son of Thomas, married Edith Partridge. 

Phebe, daughter of Thomas, married Oscar Smith. 

Juliette, daughter of Thomas, married Jerome Butterfield. 

Nancy, daughter of Dobbins, married Dr. William Geary; 
later Dr. Proudly of Chicago. 

Anna, daughter of Dobbins, married Hugh Garth of Mill 
Hall, Pa. 

Anna, daughter of Rebecca McK. Harris, married Miles 
Miller of Elmira, N. Y. 

Rebecca, daughter of Rebecca McK. Harris, married Dr. 
W. 0. Day of Greenfield, 111. 

Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of William 
and Anna. 

John and Lewis, several. Samuel's children are: Lucy, 
Sarah, Anna, William, Margaret, James and Laura (Laura's 
are George, Elizabeth, Ray and Rebecca). 

Thomas' children: Miller. Mark, William, Phoebe, Charles 
and Juliette, Homer is a grandchild of Thomas. 

Daniel Dobbin's children: Nancy, William, Anna, Iola, 
Clarence, Emma. Minnie, Augustus, B. Belle and Sterling. 
(Anna Garth's children: George, Elizabeth, Hugh.) 

Willtam, none reported. Sarah's ch^r ^ : Samuel, Wil- 
liam and Sarah (Maud). 

Jane, one child, Samuel. Isabelle, one child, Samuel. 

Mary Ruth, daughter, Nancy. 

Rebecca Elizabeth Harris Day 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 53 

Rebecca : Anna and Rebecca. Annie Miller's children are : 
Harry, Amy, May and Irena. 

John Scott McKean : Born October 1, 1799, second son of 
William and Anna Mclntyre McKean, removed by his parents 
to Centre county, Pa., when eighteen months of age, where he 
remained until he married Mary Harrison in 1831 or 1832, 
when he removed to Venango county, Pa. To them were born 
two sons and two daughters: Anna Belle, born January 14, 
1833, married James Van Meter; one son, John Scott Van 
Meter, who now resides in Fredericksburg, Wayne county, 
Ohio. Martha, born July 5, 1835, married William Keifer, 
now living with family at Marshallville, Wayne county, Ohio. 

William, born in Venango county, Pa., May 21, 1837, re- 
moved with his father to Wayne county, Ohio, in 1847, where 
he was educated in the public schools and academies. Taught 
school three years, then took up the study of medicine, after 
some time spent in office study, took a course at the University 
of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1860-1, then practiced for six 
years when he graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, 
Philadelphia, Pa., in 1867. Returned to practice at Mt. Hope, 
Ohio, where he remained until 1874. From 1874 to date has 
been in active practice at Dundee, Ohio. On November 14, 
1861 William McKean married Rachel Slutts, eldest daugh- 
ter of Josiah Slutts and Mary Haley (granddaughter of John 
Slutts, a Revolutionary soldier). To them were born six chil- 
dren: John Elmer, Josiah Slutts, Mary Bell, George E., 
Kittie, born in 1873, died at age of nine months; Celia. 

John Elmer, eldest son of William and Rachel McKean, 
born August 27, 1862, at Mt. Hope, Holmes county, Ohio, edu- 
cated in public and private schools, took a course at Ohio Wes- 
leyan University and Mt. Union College. Graduated at the 
Ohio Xormal University, Ada, Ohio. A teacher by profession. 
Has been teaching most of the time since he reached the age of 
17 years, now holds a life certificate to teach in the high schools 
of the state of Ohio, has been Superintendent of Schools at 
Xavarre, Stark county, Ohio; Port Clinton, Ottawa county, 
^hio, and is now in his fourth year as Superintendent of 
Union schools of Jefferson, Ashtabula county. He was mar- 
ried July 7, 1871, to Emma Elliott of Scotch descent (Mc- 

Josiah S. McKean, second son of Dr. William McKean and 
wife, born May 30, 1864, at Mt. Hope, Holmes county, Ohio; 
educated in public and private schools until fifteen years of 

54 McKean Genealogies 

age, then went to U. S. Naval Academy, graduated 1884, finai 
graduation 1886. Honorably discharged under Act of August 
5, 1882, studied law, graduated as LL. B. from law department 
University of Michigan, 1888, admitted to practice 
in Michigan and Ohio. Returned to navy as an as- 
sistant engineer under Act of Congress, June 28, 1889. Served 
1889-90 on U. S. S. Galena in West Indies, and on our own 
coast, 1891-92 on U. S. S. Chicago in North and South Atlantic 
Squadrons. 1892 to date, navy yard, Portsmouth, N. II. At 
present under preparatory orders to U. S. S. Minneapolis. On 
June 3, 1890, he was married to Margaret C. Adams, at Dun- 
dee, Ohio ; to them was born a son : Josiah Slutts McKean, Jr. 
November 12, 1893. His wife, Margaret, died at Dundee, 
Ohio, June 28, 1894. 

Mary Bell McKean, born May 21, 1866, at Mt. Hope, O. 
Educated in public and private schools at Mt. Union College 
and Normal University at Ada, Ohio. (Teacher by profession.) 

George Edwin McKean, born February 21, 1868, at Mt. 
Hope, Ohio. Educated in public and private schools and Mt. 
Union College and Normal University, Ada, Ohio. Taught 
school two years, commercial traveler four years. Graduated 
from medical department University of Michigan, June, 1884, 
married Miss Louise Moon at Ann Arbor, Mich., July 15, 1894, 
and is now in practice at Granger, Medina county, Ohio. 

Celia McKean, born September, 1875, at Dundee, Ohio. 
Educated in public and private schools, making a special study 
of piano and violin with the view of teaching music. 

John Benjamin McKean, fourth child of John Scott Mc- 
Kean, born June, 1842, died as a soldier in the Union army 4 , 
somewhere in southern Kentucky; date of death and place of 
burial unknown. John S. McKean removed to Wavne count v, 
Ohio, where he died July 1, 1870, caused by the kick of a horse. 

James McKean, third son of James and Jane Scott Mc- 
Kean, born in Cecil, Maryland, in 1773 or 1774 
married Esther Black, and settled in Burlington, 
Pennsvlvania, where he died from the effect of an 
accident when but little past middle life. His children 
were: Jehiel, William, John, Amanda, Bebecca, Jesse, James, 
Timothv and Esther. All the children settled in Bradford 
county, Pa., except James and Timothv who removed to the 
state of Texas, where members of their families now reside. 

"Rebecca, fourth child of James and Jane Scott McKean, 
born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in 1775 or 1776, 

Posterity oj John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 55 

married John Dobbins and settled with her husband in 
Burlington, Pennsylvania, where tuey died. Their 

children were Jane, who married Xew berry ; ALary 
Ann, who married Williams j Samantha, who married Barnes; 
William S., Andrew, Elizabeth, who married Hunt; Julia, who 
married McNitt; Daniel, Sarah, who married Palmer, and 
Rebecca who married Rockwell. They have numerous descend- 

Rev. Andrew McKean, fourth son of James and Jane Scott 
McKean, born in Huntingdon, Pa., July 28, 1777, when twelve 
years of age he removed with his parents to Burlington in the 
same state. In 1802, he entered the ministry of the Methodist 
Episcopal church, uniting with the Philadelphia Conference. 
By change of boundary lines, he passed into New York Confer- 
ence, and finally in 1832, into the Troy Conference. By Bishop 
Asbury, the first bishop of the church, he was ordained deacon 
in 1804 and elder in 1806. His first appointment was Ulster 
circuit, the eastern boundary of which was the Hudson river. 
W T hile on it he introduced Methodism into Kingston, X. Y. 
Unable to procure a house in which to preach he resolved to de- 
liver his message on the common. His friends endeavored to 
dissuade him from this, fearing that he would receive personal 
violence, as the prejudice against his denomination was very 
strong in the place. But he announced that he would preach 
on the common at a given time, and a large and attentive con- 
gregation heard from him the first sermon ever delivered by a 
Methodist minister in that place. He afterwards organized the 
first Methodist society there. In 1807 he organized the first 
Methodist society in Schenectady, X. Y. Andrew McKean 
was married April 3, 1814, to Catherine Bedell of Saratoga, 
X. Y., whose ancestors were French Huguenots, who settled 
in Hemstead, Long Island, X. Y., over two hundred years ago. 
He was one of the pioneer ministers of his denomination in 
northern Pennsylvania, eastern Xew York and portions of Ver- 
mont and Massachusetts. On large circuits he traveled many 
thousands of miles, mostly on horse back, enduring great hard- 
ships and exposures until at length his health becoming im- 
paired, he settled on a farm in Half Moon, Saratoga county, 
X. Y., in 1828. but removed to Mechanicsville, X. Y., in 1863, 
where he died December 19, same year. His wife died August 
14, 1878. The remains were deposited in the Mechanicsville 

56 McKean Genealogies 

The children of Rev. Andrew and Catherine Becell McKean : 
Julia, Elmer, Ruth, James Bedell and Samuel. Julia E., born 
in Cambridge, X. Y., September 15, 1815, died in Mechanics- 
ville, X. Y., April 11, 18G3. Ruth, born in Schaghticoke X. 
Y., April 7, 1818, married to Rev. William M. Chipp in 1838, 
and died in Hudson, X. Y., May, 1884. Their children were 
Ophelia, residence in, New Haven, Conn. ; Theresa, deceased ; 
May, married William Bartholomew, resides in Xew Haven, 
Conn. ; Lockie, also resides in Xew Haven. 

Hon. James Bi<:dell McKean, eldest son of Rev. Andrew 
and Catherine Bedell McKean, born in Hoosick, X. Y., Aug- 
ust 5, 1821, when nearly seven years of age he removed with 
his parents to Half Moon where his childhood and youth were 
spent. He received his education in the public schools and 
Jonesville Academv in which institution he became a teacher. 
At the age of 21, he was elected Superintendent of Public In- 
struction for the town of Half Moon. When 23 years of age 
he was commissioned by Gov. Silas Wright as colonel of the 
144th regiment of Xew York State Militia. In 1847, he en- 
tered the law office of Cramer and Ballard in Waterford, X. Y., 
as a student of law, and was admitted to the bar in March, 
1849. He then removed to Ballston, Xew 7 York, and 
formed a law partnership there with Abel Meeker. 
On June 20, 1850, he married Miss Katherine Hay, 
(laughter of Judge William Hay of Saratoga Springs, 
Xew York, to which village he removed in 1851. Here 
most of his public life was spent. In 1854 he was elected Judge 
of Saratoga county. In the following year he participated in 
the organization of the Republican party to the principles of 
which he adhered until his death H 1858. Judge McKean was 
elected to Congress and was re-elected by a large majority in 
1860. In Congress, he w r as chairman of the committee on ex- 
penditures in the State Department during both terms. He was 
also a member of the committee on elections. He was in Con- 
gress when the war of the rebellion broke out and was am on 9; 
those who did duty for the protection of the national capital. 
Returning to Saratoga he issued a call for volunteers, enlistee! 
and organized the Seventy-seventh Regiment, also called the 
Bemis Heights Battalion, and being made its colonel led his men 
to the front. He was with McClellan in his earlv movements 
and until the failure of the campaiom against Richmond. In 
consequence of his great exposures, a fever prostrated him, 
which nearly proved fatal. He rever fully recovered from th° 

Hon. James B. McKean, 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 57 

effects of this sickness. Finding it utterly impossible to again 
join his regiment he resigned his command July 23, 1863. 

In 1865 President Lincoln sent him as a special envoy to 
Central America to exchange the ratification of a treaty with 
the government of Honduras. Subsequently he was tendered 
by Secretary Seward, the position of Consul at San Domingo, 
but he declined it. He was one of the early commanders of tne 
G. A. K. of the State of Xew York. In 1867, he was a candi- 
date for the office of Secretary of State, but in the election of 
that year the Republican ticket was defeated. In 1870, Presi- 
dent Grant appointed him Chief Justice of the territory of 
Utah. The appointment was a surprise to him, and he was 
quite reluctant to accept it. But being urged to do so by the 
President, he at length accepted the position. In the discharge 
of the duties of this office he was feared by Brigham Young and 
his Mormon followers who had bidden defiance to national 
authority and he won the admiration and support of 
the friends of law and order in Utah. He died 
in Salt Lake City, January 5, 1879, and his wife 
followed him to the spirit world on the 24th of 
the same month. They were buried in Mount Olivet cemetery 
of Salt Lake City. The non-Mormon citizens of that city in- 
dicated their respect for their memory by placing a beautiful 
monument over their remains. Thev had one son, Edward 
Bedell McKean, who w T as born in Saratoga. He entered the 
profession of law, practiced in Salt Lake City, but died in 
Butte, Montana, in 1881. His remains were interred in the lot 
where those of his parents rested. 

One who had been closely associated with Judge McKean in 
many relations of life, wrote of him after his death : "He was 
a noble man. He was emphatically a man of principle, a Chris- 
tian gentleman, an eminent embodiment of personal honor. A 
braver spirit never lived and a whiter soul rarely goes from 
earth to Heaven. His intellect was of a high order. He was a 
magnetic stump speaker." 

From his childhood Judge McKean was a member and much 
of the time an officer of the Methodist Episcopal church. 

Bev. Samuel McKean, second son of Rev. Andrew 
and Catherine Bedell McKean, was born in the town of Sara- 
toga, X. Y., May 19, 1826. When he was ten years old his 
parents removed to Half Moon, where his earlv life was spent. 
He was educated: at the public schools, Jonesville Academy and 
the Methodist General Biblical Institute, since merged into 

58 McKean Genealogies 

Boston University of Concord, X. H., from which he graduated 
in 1851. He was married February 5, 1852, to Miss Sarah 
M. Prescott, daughter of Jeremiah Prescott of Bristol, N. H., 
who died in West Troy, X. Y., August 23, 1867. Mr. McKean 
entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church, unit- 
ing with the Troy Conference in the spring of 1852. Until 
1864, the term of pastoral service was limited to two years, at 
which time it was extended to three years. His pastorates were 
at Vegennes, Vt., Greenbush, Amsterdam, Schenectady, Sara- 
toga Springs, Amsterdam second term, Lansingburg, West 
Troy, all in the state of New York except the tirst. In 1867, 
he was elected Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Sons of Tem- 
perance for eastern New York. This order was then in a flour- 
ishing condition and it greatly increased in numbers and in- 
fluence under his administration. A writer in a New York 
paper at this time in referring to him said, "He is tall and 
commanding in figure, with a pleasant expression of face, very 
courteous, but very firm as a presiding officer and well posted in 
parliamentary rules, no more popular man could have been se- 
lected in the order to fill this responsible position." Mr. Mc- 
Kean was married December 1, 1868, to Miss Katherine Porter, 
daughter of Nathan Porter of West Troy, N. Y. In 1869, he 
was chosen corresponding secretary of the New York State Tem- 
perance Society and urged to give his entire attention to the 
work of this society. Under the advice of Bishops James and 
Simpson he relinquished the pastorate for three years for this 
work. He also edited "The Watchword" the organ of the so- 
ciety. During this period, he advocated the cause of temper- 
ance in the pulpits and on platforms and held conventions in 
all parts of the State. In 1872, he returned to the pastorate, 
being assigned to the oversight of Ashgrove church, Albany. 
In 1874 he became pastor of Fort Edward, N. Y. In 1877, 
he was made presiding elder of Cambridge District, where he 
served four years. In 1881 he became pastor at North Adams, 
Mass., and in 1884, presiding elder of Troy District, with his 
residence at Lansingburgh, N. Y., where he continues to- reside. 
In 1879, the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity was con- 
ferred upon him by Union College of Schenectady, N. Y. In 
1880 he was elected by his conference a delegate to the general 
conference of his church which held its session during the month 
of May in that year at Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1884, he was 
chosen by the bishops to represent his church in the Centennial 
Conference which met in Baltimore, Md., in December of that 

Rev. Samuel McKean, North Troy, N. Y. 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 59 

At the close of his term of service on Troy District in April, 
1888, Dr. McKean asked to be released from regular minister- 
ial duties in order that he might recruit his health, which was 
much impaired, and be at liberty for special work. But since 
that time his services have been in almost constant demand for 
pulpits of various denominations, and for addresses on a va- 
riety of subjects. In March, 1893, he was elected president of 
Rensselaer County Bible Society. He is still in this office, and 
is doing much to promote the interest of this society. A writer 
in describing him says, "Dr. McKean is eloquent, impassioned 
and at the same time strongly argumentative in the pulpit, 
preaching without notes, though very evidently not without 
earnest study and much preparation. He holds an audience to 
deep attention and has been very successful in increasing the 
congregations which he served." The children of Samuel and 
Sarah Prescott McKean are Carrie and Willard Prescott. 

Carrie McKean was born in Vegennes Vt., April 18, 1854. 
She was educated, in the public schools, Lansingburgh Female 
Seminary and Troy Female Seminary. She was married to 
Charles W. Carv in the Methodist church of Fort Edward, X. 
Y., April 2, 1875. They have two daughters: Katherine and 
Bessie Cary. 

William Prescott McKean was born at Saratoga Springs, 
April 24, 1862. Educated in Amsterdam Academy, Albany 
Graded School and Fort Edward Institute. He married Miss 
Minnie Eldridge, October, 1880. Their children are Eloise, 
Laurence Prescott, Mildred and Samuel Edward. 

The children of Samuel and Katherine Porter McKean are 
Andrew Porter and Samuel Howard. 

Andrew Porter McKean was born in Amsterdam, N*. Y., 
December 29, 1870. Educated in Fort Edward Select School, 
Xorth Adams Academy, Lansingburgh Academy and Williams 
College, from which he graduated in 1892. Samuel Howard 
McKean was born in Albany, September 28, 1873, educated in 
Fort Edward Select School, North Adams graded school and 
Lansingburgh Academy. 

Hon. John McKean, fifth son of James and Jane Scott Mc- 
Kean, was born in Huntingdon, Pa. From early childhood un- 
til his death, in a good old age, he resided in Burlington. He 
married Miss Mary Manier. He was for some years associate 
Judge of the County Court, and also a local preacher of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. He was-a man of extensive infor- 
mation and wide influence. The children of John and Mary 

60 McKean Genealogies 

McKean were Andrew, Sarah, Hanison, Madison, Jane, Elias, 
Hiram, Scott, Daniel and Samuel. Most of these children set- 
tled in Minnesota where some still reside. The descendants are 
quite numerous. 

.Robert McKean, sixth son of James and Jane Scott Mc- 
Kean, was born in Huntingdon, Pa., but spent nearly all his 
life in Burlington. He died from the effects of an accident 
when he w r as in middle life. He was of sterling qualities of 
heart and mind and was prominent in public affairs, and his 
untimely death produced great sorrow in the community. Rob- 
ert McKean and his wife Martha had eight children who bore 
the following names: (1) Allen, who lived and died in To- 
wanda, Pa., He had a son and daughter. 

(2) Gen. Thomas Jefferson McKean. He graduated at 
West Point Military Academy about 1830. He served in the 
Florida war and was Major General in the Western army in the 
War of the Rebellion. For many years he resided in Marion, 
Iowa, where he died in 1867, leaving a widow, one daughter 
and two sons, James B. and Lewis. 

(3) Xoah W. McKean. He removed from Pennsylvania 
to Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in 1854, where he died December 14, 
1889. He was a life long Mason and was buried with Masonic 
honors. He was one of the founders of Cornell College, and 
a member of the first board of directors of that institution. 
Postmaster at Mt. Vernon twelve vears. He was elected as the 
first mayor when the town was incorporated, and was also elected 
and re-elected secretary of the public school board for twenty 
vears, w 7 as also at one time Justice of the Peace. He was re- 
spected and loved by all. He married in Pennsylvania to Mar- 
garet McCloskey. Their children: Robert M., Martha A. (now T 
Hall), Ella M. (now Tours), Edward W. and Almeda J. 

Edward W. was appointed by the government to the Postal 
Department in 1875, and has been for twenty-two years in the 
Railway Mail Service, which position he still holds. 

(4) Andrew Jackson McKean. He removed from Brad- 
ford county, Pa., to Marion, Iowa, in 1838, where he still re- 
sides, respected by all who know him. He was elected to the 
office of Clerk of the District Court and was re-elected and 
served continuously for eighteen years. He has been twice mar- 
ried and has four children, Allen B. and George, who are in 
business in Marion, and two daughters who are married. Their 
names are Electa and Lillie. 

E. W. McKean, Marion, Iowa 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 61 

Jane., youngest daughter of Robert and Martha McKean, 
married Edward Kemp, lived in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, had four 
children. Xames are: Hamilton, Clark (deceased), Wallace 
and Mattie. She died at Mt. Vernon, where they had lived for 

Other children of Robert- and Martha were (5) James and 
(6) Robert. 

Hon. Samuel McKean of Washington, Bradford county, 
Pa., eighth child of James and Jane Scott McKean, was born 
in Huntingdon, Pa., April 7, 1787. when very young his par- 
ents moved to Burlington, Pa. His opportunities for an edu- 
cation were very meagre until he was sixteen years of age. At 
that time he went to the State of Maryland, on a visit to his 
uncle, who was a man of learning and strict habits. He took the 
lad under his care and tuition, who being very ambitious made 
rapid progress in his studies and also in good business habits. 
He was taught to learn one thing at a time and to learn that 
well, from which resulted his success. His tutor made it his 
special care to teach his young pupil the principles of govern- 
ment, knowing that intelligence is the life of liberty. In the 
fall of 1816 he was elected to the State Legislature and served 
therein for several successive terms. He was a member of 
Congress from his district in 1822-1824:. In 1829 he became 
the head of the cabinet of Governor George Wolf as Secret arv 1 
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and served four years. 
While Secretarv of the Commonwealth he drafted a bill for a 
general school tax, taxing every kind of property for free school 
purposes, which subsequently^hecame a law as it left his hands. 
He succeeded Gfeorere Mifflin Dallas as United States Senator 
from Pennsvlvania in 1833. and served the last two vears of 
Dallas' term and was then elected and served a full term. The 
last five years of this time James Buchanan ("afterwards pres- 
ident of the United States^ was the junior United States Sen- 
ator, and a warm friendship was formed between them, which 
years seemed only to strengthen. Until his health failed, he was 
always a prominent figure in the politics of the county and 
state, and possessed a powerful influence in the councils of his 
party (Democratic). He died Tuesday. December 14, 1841, 
aged 54 years 8 months and 7 days, and is buried in the 
old church vard at Burlington, where most of his family lie. 
Samuel McKean was married January 7, 1812, to Julia Mc- 

1. Gov. Wolf's letter offering him this position is now in the pos- 
session of his granddaughter, Eliza L. Taylor. 

62 McKean Genealogies 

Dowell, dauglner of Daniel McDowell and Ruth Drake, his 
wife. Daniel McDowell and his father, John, were among the 
early settlers of northeast Pennsylvania and were sturdy Scotch- 
men. There w 7 ere nine children born to Samuel and Julia Mc- 
Kean: (1) Robert T., born August, 1814, died in infancy. 
Itebecca, died in childhood, Mary Elizabeth, born May 17, 
(5) Jane Martha, (6) Juliana, (7) Samuel, Jr., (8) Phoebe 
1833, died in childhood. 

Addison., second child, born October 25, 1815, died Novem- 
ber 3, 1867, married first Clarissa E. Long, April 20, 1837. 
Their children : (1) Frances Eliza, died in infancy. (2) Phil- 
ander (deceased), (3) Francis, married first A. Hopkins; sec 
ond, Ellen Guyer, November 2, 1861. One child by this union, 
Addison Guyer. 

William F., third child, was born Januarv 1, 1818; died 
July 18, 1861; married Dorlukie DeWitt, February 13, 1840. 
Their children: Guy Findlay, born December 23, 1857; died 
March 21, 1859. 

Ruth Maria, fourth child was born February 21, 1820; 
died February 11, 1875; married Benjamin Halden Taylor, 
September 25, 1839. Eight children were born to them: (1) 
Samuel McKean, born November 1, 1840, married Emeline A. 
Hyman, November 14, 1861. Residence, Williamsport, Pa. 
Their issue: George B. (deceased), Charles H. married Cassie 
Overliser. B. H. Taylor, married Norah Kilpatrick. Their 
children: Ruth Elizabeth and Eliza E., Jacob Hvman. Samuel 
died in childhood ; Bessie Ruth married G. Bert Repasz ; J. 
Willis died in infancy ; Emeline J. 

(2) Georgians Maria, born Januarv 23, 1843, married 
Charles J. Hepburn, May 23, 1865; residence Turnburg, Pa. 
Three children were born to them: Archie died in infancy; 
Ruth Tavlor, died in inf ancv ; Fred Tavlor. 

(3) Julia Frances, third child of Ruth Maria and Benj. 
H. Taylor, born January 4, 1845, married first George B. 
Chamberline; one child, Annie P., married Allison W. Mc- 
Cormick, reside at Lock Haven, Pa. Their children: Charles 
Stew T art and Allison Taylor. Married second to Albert C. Hop- 
kins, May, 1881 ; residence Lock Haven. Pa. Two children by 
this union, Albert Joseph died in childhood ; William Patton. 

(4) Mary Jane, fourth child of Ruth Maria and Beni. H. 
Taylor, born February 3. 1847; married Geo. W. Cross, Jan- 
uarv 16. 1872 : residence Baltimore. Md. Three children w T ere 
horn to them : Gertrude Ruth died in infancv, Hellen Tavlor. 
Gonree Tavlor died in infancv. 

Hon. Samuel McKean, 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 63 

(5) Alice Augusta, fifth child born June 22, 1849, died in 

((5; 8akah Ellen, sixth child of Ruth Maria and Benj. H. 
Taylor, born November 20, 1851; married Charles W. Cooper, 
January 31, 1884, have one child; residence .Remington, Ind. 

(7) Clara Eliza, seventh child, born September 2, 1853; 
married Benjamin B. Anderson, April 24, 1871). Four chil- 
dren, B. H. Taylor, Ruth Stevens, James Taylor, Benjamin B. 
Jr. ; residence Chicago, 111. 

(8) Elsie Louise, eighth child born June 1, 1855; resi- 
dence, Turnburg, Pa. 

Jane Martha, fifth child of Hon. Samuel McKean, born 
March 2, 1822, died December 19, 1850; married Thomas 
Blackwell, March 24, 1841. Four children: (1) Julia Mc- 
Kean, born January 14, 1842 ; married Edward Horton, Feb- 
ruary 19, 1862; two children, Adelbert Thomas and Minnie 
Ruth ; residence Canton, Pa. 

(2) Sarah Jane, bom September 26, 1845; died April 12, 
1887; married A. L. Bodine, October 12, 1881. 

(3) Ruth M., born September 21, 1848 ; married Rodney 
H. Cooley, January 11, 1893. 

(4) John Thomas, born December 10, 1850; died March 
11, 1886. 


(6) Juliana, sixth child born April 7, 1824; married Lo- 
renzo Dowe Taylor, September 1, 1842; four children: Lo- 
renzo Taylor, died August, 20, 1890. Their children were 
James Edgar, born August 31, 1843; died February 19, 1846; 
Willis, born October 13, 1845; married Arietta Bradv, Decem- 
ber 25, 1871 ; two children, Bradv S. (deceased). Flora, mar- 
ried Carrel D. Smith, one child, Margaret Brady Smith ; resi- 
dence, Williamsport, Pa. Florence, born August 13, 1847; died 
December 26, 1868. She married Edward H. Mo^r. April 
11, 1867, one child, Flora Tavlor; married George W. Howk, 
one child, Margaret Mosher Howk; residence, Elmira, X. Y. 
Fi^dlay McKean, born November 24, 1852, died December 7, 
1858. ' 

Samuel, Jr., seventh child of Hon. Samuel McKean, born 
April 16, 1827; died November 6, 1890; married Roxauna 
Ingersoll. September 5. 1850. Five children: (1) Marv Ella, 
born November 21, 1851, died January 21. 1853. (2^ La 
Porte, born Julv 29. 1853, died October 13. 1855. (3) Dalla, 
born April 1, 1855, died December 14, 1862. (4) Cassie, born 

64 McKean Genealogies 

July 3, 1858, married Dr. Clarence H. Blackwell, July 14, 
1885; residence Troy, Pa. Their children are: Lawrence B. 
and Hellen K. 

(4) Willis Taylor, born February, 1860; died January 1, 

Phebe Rebecca, eighth child, born January 7, 1831, died 
in childhood. 

Mary Elizabeth, ninth child, born May 17, 1833 ; died in 
childhood. Of this large family, all are gone but one daughter : 
Julianna McKean Taylor. Only one grandson bearing the 
name McKean survives, Mr. Addison Guyer McKean. 

Benjamin McKean, son of James and Jane Scott McKean, 
born near Huntingdon, Pa., June 1, 1784 ; moved with his par- 
ents to Burlington, Bradford county, Pa., where he remained 
a number of years engaged in farming and mercantile business 
with his brother Samuel. About 1826 he removed to Columbia 
township, engaged in farming. Was prominent in his tow T nship 
and county affairs, until his death July 6, 1848. He was sher- 

1/ J ml 1 

iff of Bradford county in 1828-29-30, and there married his 
first wife, Miss Lucy Calkins, by whom he had two sons, James 
C. and Charles S. James married Nancy Brace by whom he 
had two children, Lauritta (Mrs. Frank McDowell). They 
had one son Charles McDowell and Payton K. McKean. He 
married F. Smith, by whom he had two children, Lucy (Mrs. 
Lucy Sneideker) and James C. McKean. Charles S. McKean 
married Hannah Budd, by whom he had two children, Isabella 
(Mrs. Fred C. Thompson). She has one daughter, Anna 

Benjamin McKean (now deceased). His second w T ife was 
Elizabeth Matthewson, by whom he had two children : Henry 
B. McKean and Hellen E. McKean. Henry B. was twice mar- 
ried. His first wife was Mary E. Cox, by whom he had one 
son, John Cox McKean. His second wife was Margaret Simp- 
son Bacon. 

Hellen E., married G. D. Long. They had two children, 
Henry B. (now deceased), V. McKean Long, who married 
Fannie Marwen. They have one daughter. Trene Marwen. His 
third w T ife was Laura Le Ban on, bv whom he had one daughter, 
Alma (Mrs. H. Lament). Thev have several children: Henry 
B. and James C. Lament and Mrs. Hellen E. Bockwell, Mrs. 
— Stiles and Mrs. Ballard. 

Co-l. Henry B. McKean. son of Benjamin a^d Elizabeth 
Matthewson McKean and grandson of James and Jane Scott 

Col. Henry B. McKea: 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 65 

McKean, was bom in Columbia township, Bradford county, 
Pa., September 13, 1831. His paternal grandparents, James 
and Jane Scott McKean, were of Scotch descent. Pioneers of 
Burlington township, Bradford county, Pa., who lived and died 
there on their farm, he January 4, 1797; she, February 11, 
1813. The maternal grandparents were William and Eliza- 
beth (Saltula) Mathew r son, formerly of Connecticut. The 
father of our subject spent most of his life in Columbia town- 
ship and was a farmer by occupation. He was sheriff of Brad- 
ford county, in 1828-29-30, and was thrice married. His first 
wife of Lucy Calkins by whom he had two sons, James C. and 
Charles S. His second wife was Elizabeth Mathewson, by 
whom he had two children (twins), Henry B. and Helen E., 
Mrs. Dudley Long. His third wife was Laura Le Banon, by 
whom he had one daughter, Alma (Mrs. Hezekiah Lament). 
He died on his farm in Columbia, July 6, 1848. 

Henry B. w T as reared in Bradford county and educated at 
Troy and Athens Academies. He studied law with John C. 
Adams and William Elw r ell of Towanda, and was admitted to 
the bar in 1855. He practiced his profession until the breaking 
out of the Civil War, April 21, 1861. He enlisted in Company 
I, Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and April 22, 
1861, was elected and commissioned second lieutenant of the 
company. On the organization of the regiment, June 22, 1861, 
was appointed adjutant and April 1, 1862, was elected and com- 
missioned lieutenant colonel of the regiment. He participated 
in battles of Drainsville, Va., The Peninsular campaign, second 
Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam, and discharged on 
account of severe disability, November 25, 1862. On Lee's in- 
vasion of Pennsylvania in 1863, he was commissioned colonel 
of the Thirty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. He re- 
sumed the practice of law at Towanda, where he remained un- 
til 1875, when he entered the employ of the Lehigh Valley Rail- 
road as attorney and car agent, which position he held until 
1880, w T hen he again resumed the practice of law at Towanda, 
Pa., and continued until 1887, w T hen he was appointed to a po- 
sition at the Executive Mansion and in the Pension Bureau, 
Interior Depai aent, Washington, D. C. Col. McKean has 
been twice married, his first wife was Mary E. Cox, by whom 
he had one son, John C. His second wife was Margrate A. 
Bacon. He is a member of the Episcopal church, is Post Mas- 
ter of Union Lodge A. Y. M. 108, Post H. P. Union 161, Past 
E. C. Xorthen Oommandery Knights Templar No. 16, Tow r an- 

66 McKean Genealogies 

da, Pa., R. E. Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery 
Knights Templar of Pennsylvania, Scotch Kite, Thirty-second 
degree, Bloomsburg and Ilarrisburg, Pa., Post Commander 
Watkins Post G. A. R. No. 68, Towanda, Pa., and member of 
the military order of the Sons of American Revolution of Wash- 
ington, D. C, member of the military order of the Loyal 
Legion. Elisha Mathewson, his grandfather, enlisted Angus I 
1, 1777, under Capt. Robert Durkee and Lieut. Spalding, and 
was discharged November 17, 1783, Gen. .George Washington 
certifying to his six and a half years of service. 

Jane McKean, youngest child of James and Jane Scott Mc- 
Kean, was born in Chemong county, X. Y., but in infane~ re- 
moved with her parents to Burlington, Pa. She married John 
Calkins and settled with her husband on a farm in Columbia 
township, Bradford county, Pa., at which place both she and 
her husband died in a good old age. They had two sons, Ben- 
jamin and Xewberry ; the widow and son of Benjamin con- 
tinued to reside on the Calkins homestead. Newberry Calkins 
resides in the same vicinity. 

Jesse B. McKean, son of James and grandson of James 
and Jane Scott McKean married Januarv 7, 1841, to Miss 
Mary C. Van Dyke, born September 20, 1819, in Towanda. 
Pa. Their children: James D., Condance E., Baxter and 
Lettie E. McKean (RundellV James I). married Adie Rolf; 
three children: Emma and Elsie (twins) and John. Condance 
E. married Almon Baxter; five children: Hattie, Hellen, 
Mattie, Sallie S. and Jesse E. David M. and Lettie Rundell's 
children are Carl McKean and Bertha May Rundell. 

Descendants of Rebecca McKean Dobbins 

By Mrs. Anna Dobbins Scovilfe, Greenwich, N. Y. 

REBECCA, daughter of James and Jane Scott McKean, born 
in Huntingdon, Pa., February 21, 1782 ; died February 17, 
1832 ; married in Burlington, Pa., January 27, 1798, John 
Dobbins. He was born Januarv 23, 1778. His father w 7 as 
William Dobbins of Mifflin county, Pa. : his mother, Mary 
Jane (?) McLean Dobbins. The records of the war department 
indicate that William Dobbins served as a soldier in the Revo- 
lutionary War in a Virginia regiment which was partly en- 

George S. Newb; 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 67 

listed in Pennsylvania. John Dobbins died March 7, 1840. 
John and Kebecca McKean Dobbins had ten children, all but 
two born in Burlington, Pa. 1. Jane, born December 7, 1800 ; 
married April 30, 1821, Elihu Xewberry. They lived in Troy, 
Pa., where she died July 27, 1864, and he died February 12, 
1871. They had five children, born in Troy, Pa. 

(1) Lucy, born February 21, 1862; married Sep- 
tember 23, 1841, in Troy. Sylvanus Eastabrook, who 
was born in Orwell, Pa., February 10, 1818. He died 
in Elmira, X. Y., July 25, 1881. She died in Riv- 
erside, Cal., February 22, 1887 ; one son, William Xew- 
berry, born March 23, 1843, in Providence, Pa., married Sep- 
tember 8, 1868, in Elmira, X. Y., Viola Murdock, who was 
born May 1, 1846, in Hamilton, X. Y. They have one daugh- 
ter, Alice, born October 2, 1869, in Elmira, X. Y. Mr. W. X. 
Eastabrook is vice-president and general manager of the X. Y. 
and Penna. Telephone and Telegraph Companv. He resides in 
Elmira, X. Y. 

(2) William Percival, born July 21, 1823 ; married March 
22, 1849, in Troy, Pa., Laura Ann Berry, w T ho was born July 
12, 1830, in Springfield, Pa. ; two daughters, born in Troy, 
Pa. Ella Florence, born September 2, 1848; married Septem- 
ber 12, 1871, in Wellsville, X. Y., Eugene Wilcox, died March 
15, 1894, in San Diego, Cal. Jane Elizabeth, born December 
28, 1853; died in Wellsville, X. Y., March 23, 1871. 

(3) Mary Elizabeth, born August 7, 1827; married De- 
cember 17, 1846, in Troy, Pa., Elliott S. M. Hill. He died in 
Williamsburg, Pa., September 29, 1871. She died in Elmira, 
X. Y., May 1, 1884. They had six children : (1) George Mil- 
nor, born February 12, 1849, in Providence, Pa. (2) Virginia 
Jane, born February 24, 1851, in Fellowsville, Va. ; died Xo- 
vember 22, 1873, in Troy, Pa. (3) Lucy Alice, born Febru- 
ary 23, 1853, in Providence, Pa. ; married December, 1882, E. 
O'Mera Goodrich; died May 7, 1888, in Elmira, X. Y. ; two 
daughters. (4) Mary Hellen, born August 25, 1859, in Provi- 
dence, Pa. (5) Ella Florence, born May 21, 1862, in Provi- 
dence, Pa. (6) Emma Augusta, born December 4, 1809, in 
Scranton, Pa. 

(4) George Xorman, born Xovember 29, 1831 ; married in 
Trov, Pa., December 17, 1856, Sharlet X. Baldwin. He served 
in the Civil War in Companv B, Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania 
Volunteer Militia. He lives in Troy, Pa., where he is engaged 
in mercantile business. Xo children. 

68 McKeau Genealogies 

(5) Benjamin Franklin, born July 21, 1834; married 
March 15, 1860, in Providence, Pa., Sarah Elizabeth Marsh. 
She died in Troy, Pa., July 12, 1875. He married the second 
time, August 22, 1877, in Troy, Laura Ann Sims. He died 
September 10, 1885. Four children by first wife, two by sec- 
ond: (1) Fred Marsh, born February 11, 1866. (2) William 
Edmund, born February 14, 1866. (3) George Augustus, born 
February 23, 1873. (4) Franklin, born August 22, 1874 ; died 
September 13, 1874. (5) Eugene Lockwood, born May 22, 
1878. (6) Harry Raymond, born September 12, 1880. 

II. MARY ANN, daughter of John and Rebecca McKean 
Dobbins, born May 10, 1802 ; married January 31, 1822, John- 
son Williams. She died July 4, 1883. No children. 

III. SAMANTHA, daughter of John and Rebecca Mc- 
Kean Dobbins, born May 30, 1804; married February 26, 
1832, in Troy, Pa., Churchill Barnes. She died in Canton, 
Pa., October 13, 1864. No children. 

IV. WILLIAM SCOTT, son of John and Rebecca McKean 
Dobbins, born June 27, 1806. He came with his parents to 
Troy, Pa., in 1820, and in 1833, located on the farm of two 
hundred acres where he resided until his death November 0, 
1896. He was a man of fine personal appearance and friendly 
address, having a good word for everybody, and maintaining a 
kindness of heart and broad, liberal feeling for humanity which 
readily won the esteem and retained the confidence of all with 
whom he affiliated, either in a business or social way. He held 
many offices of trust, the duties of which he discharged with 
strict integrity, great ability and credit to the constituency 
which he represented. He was a member of the Presbyterian 
church and also of the Masonic fraternity. He was twice mar- 
ried, the first time October 8, 1829, to Nancy Both well, of Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. ; the second time Mav 13, 1857, to Sarah Widle of 
Covington, Pa., who survives him. He had eight children by 
his first wife and two bv the second, all born in Trov. 

(1) Andrew Jackson, born November 23, 1832; married 
August 13, 1863, in Cleveland, Ohio, Leonora Curtis. He died 
March 14, 1894, in Elmira, N. Y. He became a civil engineer 
and surveyor early in life, and was employed by the Northern 
Central R. R. Company in building their road. He remained 
with the companv as passenger conductor for a number of years 
and afterward held similar positions on the Phila. and Erie, 
the Atlantic and Great Western, and the Baltimore and Ohio. 
Later he turned his attention to the hotel business, which he 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 69 

conducted with marked success at Meadville and Erie, Pa., at 
Chautauqua, and for the last fifteen years of his life at Elmira, 
1ST. Y. He was a member of the Century Club and one of the 
oldest Sir Knights in St. Omei's Commandery. No children. 

(2) Rebecca,, born September 1, 1835; married May 8, 
1857, in Troy, Pa., William Cameron Burgher. They had 
three sons: (1) William Dobbins, born April 20, 1859, in 
Troy, Pa. ; died October 20, 1860. (2) Fred Huston, born No- 
vember 1, 1867, in Kent, Ohio. (3) Frank Dobbins, born 
April 27, 1872, in Wellsboro, Pa. 

(3) Marian, born September 16, 1837; married September 
16, 1857, in Troy, John Hewitt Grant. She died December 9, 
1860, in Trov, Pa. Two sons, born in Troy: (1) Fred Hewitt, 
born June 27, 1858; died January 27, 1861. (2) William 
Henry, born November 30, 1860. 

(4) William Alexander, born October 6, 1839; married 
in Effingham, 111., Anna Myers. No children. 

(5) Emma, born May 3, 1841 ; married November 26, 1862, 
in Troy, Albert Huston Hepburn. He died in Newburgh, N. 
Y., September 3, 1897. One son: William John, born Decem- 
ber 23, 1863, Elmira, K Y. 

(6) James N., born March 12, 1843; married December 6, 
1871, in Troy, Pa., Lep^hie A. Case. 

(7) John E., born March 8, 1845 ; lives in Troy, Pa., where 
he is en^ag^ed in the hardware business. 

(8) Samuel McKean, born February 6, 1848; died in St. 
Louis, Mo., June 17, 1889. 

(9) Thomas, born September 28, 1858; married November 
10, 1887, in Troy, Pa., Eva M. Herrick. Three children born 
in Troy, Pa. (1) Henrietta, born September 30, 1888. (2) 
Samuel McKean, born December 3, 1890. (3) Bessie, born 
Julv 1, 1893. 

(10) N"ora, born April 29, 1867; married March 15, 1893, 
in Trov, Pa. Louis E. Packard. Two children: Irene, born 
December 10, 1893. (2) Jennie, born September 10, 1896. 

V. ANDREW M.. sop of John and Rebecca McKean Dob- 
bins, born Julv 6, 1808; died March 24, 1832. 

VI. ELIZABETH, daughter of John and Rebecca McKean 
Dobbins, born Februarv 2, 1811 ; married November 22, 1832, 
in Troy. Pa., Joseph Predmore Hunt. She died in Trov, Ap- 
ril 20, 1878. He died December 23, 1884. Three children, 
born in Trov. 

70 McKeun Genealogies 

(1) Elizabeth Rebecca, born November 4, 1837 ; married 
April 10, 1890, Milo Kenedy, who died June 22, 181)4. 

(2) John Franklin, born December 5, 1840; married De- 
cember 31, 1867, in Tro^ Pa., Hanna Augusta Colony. She 
died April 18, 1894. One daughter, (1) Grace, born Xovem- 
ber 25, 1869; married December 31, 1890, Ernest Le Van 

(3) Mary Ann, born November 9, 1845; married April 
8, 1879, H. H. Ferguson. 

VII. JULIA, daughter of John and Kebecca McKean Dob- 
bins, born March 22, 1813 ; married May 12, 1836, in Troy, 
Pa., Samuel McNett. She died Xovember 18, 1859, in Car- 
penter, Pa. Four children, born in Carpenter. 

(1) Elizabeth Jane, born February 19, 1837 ; died Septem- 
ber 3, 1852. 

(2) Sarah Frances, born April 2, 1842; married Octobei 
4, 1865, Seth Blake Griffin. One son, Samuel McXett. born 
August 26, 1868. 

(3) John Maurice, born December 16, 1848 ; married June 
8, 1880, in Meadville, Pa., Hattie Barton Sevmour. She died 
April 30, 1887, in Orrville, Ohio. He died September 13, 
1897, in Warren, Pa. One son, John Sevmour, born October 
2, 1881, in Meadville, Pa. 

(4) Mary Estelle, born August 19, 1859 ; lives in Carpen- 
ter, Pa. 

VIII. DAXIEL,son of John and Rebecca McKean Dobbins, 
born October 31, 1815. His early life was spent in Troy, Pa. 
He married February 8, 1842, in South Creek (now Fassetts), 
Pa., Mariam, daughter of Phils 1 Fassett, Sr. In 1856 he re- 
moved to Wellsville, Allegany county, X. Y., where he resided 
until his death, May 10, 1888. His four children were born 
in Troy, Pa. His wife died Julv 22, 1865. He was married 
the second time December 26, 1871, to Mrs. Julia Bundv of 

1. The family of Fassett (Faucit, Fawcett, Faucit) is of great an- 
tiquity in England and members of it were among the early settlers 
in New England, the American ancestry of Meriam Fassett Dobbins is 
briefly: (John 1620) made freeman of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1654; 
Patrick (1645) Billerica, Massachusetts, 1670; Josiah (1674); Capt. 
John F. Sr. (1720-1794) early settler of Bennington, Vermont; captain 
of first military company, member of first state legislature, etc.; Capt. 
Jonathan F. (1745-1825) member of Board of War, and of first state 
legislature, captain of an independent company of Vermont militia, 
etc., married Mary Montague (See Montague genealogy 1886, No. 
2452); Philo Fassett Sr.; Miriam. 

Posterity of John McKeun, of the Emigration of 1718 71 

Andover, X. Y. He was a member of the Baptist church. Chil- 
dren are : 

(1) Lydia Samantiia, born May 21, 1843 ; married Septem- 
ber 4, 1867, in Wellsville, X. Y., James Thornton, who was 
born in Dublin, Ireland, February 15, 1840. Mr. Thornton 
served three years in the Civil War as private and orderlv ser- 
geant in Co. G, First New York Dragoons. Since the w T ar he 
has been in business in Wellsville, excepting four years, 1890- 
95, when he was postmaster. He engaged in the production of 
oil. Three children, born in Wellsville, X. Y. : (1) Lewis 
Henry, born January 18, 1869. He was graduated in 1892 from 
\the University of Rochester with the degree of Ph. B. and 
honors in history. He is editor and proprietor of the Weekly 
Dispatch of Belmont, Allegany county, X. Y. (2) Miriam 
Eager, born April 24, 1871 ; is a graduate of the Wellsville high 
school class of '89 and the Teachers Training Class of '96 ; is 
teaching in Wejlsville. (3) Gfertrude Eloise, born May 14, 
1877; is a graduate of the Wellsville High School class of ? 97. 
At present a student in Miss Howard's School of Music, Buffa- 
lo, X. Y. 

(2) Mary Frances, born April 13, 1845. Lives in Wells- 

(3) Horace Greeley, born May 14, 1849; married August 
21, 1890, Lizzie M., daughter of the Hon. Silas Richardson of 
Belmont, Allegany county, X. Y. Mr. Dobbins is a title search- 
er, with Buffalo Abstract and Guarantv Companv of Buffalo, 
X. Y. 

(4) Annie Judson, born January 17, 1852. graduated fr^^ 
Baxter University of Music, Friendship, X. Y., in 1871, and 
Fredonia Xormal School in 1875 ; taurfit three vears in Ba- 
tavia, X. Y. ; married in Wellsville, X. Y., July 18, 1878, Rev. 
Frank Churchill Scoville, a graduate of Amherst College, 1875, 
and of Union Theological Seminary, Xew York, 1878. Mr. 
Scoville has been pastor of Congregational churches in Inde- 
pendence, Kansas, and Saueerties, X.<Y., and since 1886 of the 
Reformed church, Greenwich. Washington count v. X. Y. 

IX. SARAH, danger of John and Rebecca McKean Dob- 
bins, born July 20. 1820. in Troy, Pa., married Ju^e 18, 1844, 
Xorman Palmer. He died January 12, 1893, in (Troy, where 
she is still living. Five children. 
,- C1) Julia L., born Julv 1, 1845 iiu Trov; died March 8, 

( 2 ") Fannie G. born September 17. 1846, in Troy; died 
September 29, 1853. 

72 McKean Genealogies 

(3) Helen, born January 2, 1850, in Towanda, Pa. ; mar- 
ried May 5, 1869, Eugene Linderman; one daughter Alice GL, 
born December 15, 1869 ; married July 9, 1891, J. Herman 
Shingerland. Eugene Linderman died August 23, 1874; his 
widow married June 29, 1893, James Van Buskirk. They live 
in Troy. 

(4) George H., born October 8, 1854, in Granville, Pa; 
died September 17, 1856. 

(5) Sarah R,., born July 25, 1858, in Granville, Pa. ; died 
February 8, 1863. 

X. REBECCA MARIA, daughter of John and Rebecca Mc- 
Kean Dobbins, born November 3, 1822 ; married at West Bur- 
lington, Pa., December 4, 1840, Jesse Marvin Rockwell, born 
November 15, 1819. She died June 23, 1858. He died May 
11,1890. One daughter. 

Emma Joanna, born April 7, 1850, in West Burlington; 
married December 22, 1869, Alfred Chester Blackwell. Mr. 
Blackwell was Register and Recorder of Bradford county, from 
1894 to 1897 ; is now engaged in the grocery business in To- 
wanda, Pa. They have five children: (1) Fred Marvin, born 
June 3, 1872 ; married October 30, 1895, in Monroeton, Pa., 
Carrie Hickok of East Troy. (2) Lillian Mae, born March 
12, 1877. (3) J. Carson, born February 6, 1882. (4) Re- 
becca D., born May 25, 1883. (5) Joseph Hunt, born March 
12, 1885. 

Posterity of John McKean of the Emigration of 1718 

Compiled by John McKean of Amherst \ Nova Scotia 

JAMES McKEEN, ancestor of all the McKeens that came 
to New England and Nova Scotia, lived in the north of Ire- 
land. He was a staunch Protestant, and took an active part 
in the defense of Londonderrv in the years 1688 and 1689. His 
sons James and John were partners in business. They resided 
in Ballymoney and became comparatively wealthy. John in- 
tended to emigrate with his brother, James McKeen, Esq. He 
died, however, a short time before the vessel sailed. His widow 
Janet, with her four children, John, 1 Robert, Samuel and in- 

1. Of these three brothers, John was the ancestor of the McKeens 
of Nova Scotia; Robert the McKeans of Cecil, Maryland, and Hun- 
tingdon, Burlington, and Troy, Pennsylvania, and Samuel of the Mc- 
Keens and McKeans of Acworth, and Deering, New Hampshire, and 
Belfast, Maine. 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 73 

fant daughter Mary came to America with James and his fam- 
ily in 1718, and settled in Londonderry, New Hampshire. 

Her son, John 1 McKeen, Esq., was one of the early set- 
tlers of Truro, Nova Scotia. He was a grantee of the town- 
ship. Two of his sons, William and John, were grantees also. 
John McKeen, Esq., was born in Ireland in the year 1700. His 
wife, Martha Cargill, was born in 1707. They were married 
in 1741 and had three sons and two daughters, who came to Nova 
Scotia with them in the year 1760. Mr. and Mrs. McKeen 
both died in one day, December 30, 1767. William, the eldest; 
son of John and Martha McKeen, was born in 1745. He was 
married to Ann, the second daughter of David Archibald, Esq., 
and Elizabeth Elliott, October 3, 1771. He sold out his prop- 
erty in Truro, N. S., and removed to Musquodoboit. He died 
there in 1826. His wife was deprived of her sight for a num- 
ber of years before they left Truro. She died at Mabon, Cape 
Breton, in the house of her son Samuel in 1836, aged 84 years. 

Martha, the eldest daughter, of William and Ann McKeen, 
was born in Truro, September 26, 1772. She died February 
5, 1773. David, the second child of William and Ann Mc- 
Keen, was born in Truro, July 31, 1775. He was married to 
Diana Huchinson, 1801. They settled at Musquodoboit : he car- 
ried on milling. His wife died there in February, 
1811. He married again to Susan, daughter of John 
and Ann Logan, of Truro, 1811. She died of con- 
sumption in 1813. He was married the third time to 
Lucy, daughter of Ebenezer Hoar and Catherine Down- 
ing*. March, 1818. He died in Julv, 1824. After his death 
his widow and children returned to Truro and resided on her 
first husband's farm, until about the year 1843. She then re- 
moved to Pictou town with her sons, Thomas and Ebenezer 
McKeen, where she died October 4, 1847. 

John, the eldest son of David and Diana- McKeen, was born 
May 7, 1802. He served with Mr. Alexander Knight of 
Truro and learned the trade of saddle and harness making. He 
removed to Mabon, C. B., and was married there to Grace 
Smith, November 9, 1826. They had four sons and four 
daughters. Mrs. McKean died February 13, 1870. 

William McKeen,, their second son, was born May 27, 1804. 
He removed to Mabon also. He was married there to Rebecca 
Smith, about the year 1830. They had two sons and seven 
daughters. He died there March 26, 1867. 

1. Fourth in descent from William McKean of Argyleshire, Scot- 

74 McKean Genealogies 

David McKeen, their third son, was born August 6, 180(3. 
He was married to Susan Higgins of Musquodoboit, January 
5, 1831. They had seven daughters. Mr. McKeen, Joseph 
Parker, James Higgins and John Read went together to a lake 
south of Musquodoboit to fish. By some means they were 
thrown from their boat or raft into the lake and were all 
found drowned, June 13, 1851. 

Ann, the only daughter of David and Diana McKeen, was 
born June 4, 1808. She died at Mabon, C. B., February, 
1827, aged 19 years. 

Susan, the only daughter of David and Lucy McKeen, was 
born June, 1819. She was married to Thomas Nelson of Mus- 
quodoboit, in 1840. They had one son and two daughters. She 
died about the year 1848. 

Thomas, the eldest son of David and Lucy McKeen, was 
born in 1821. He learned the trade of tanning and shoe mak- 
ing with Major A. L. Archibald of Truro. He removed to 
Pictoutown and carried on his business there for a number of 
years. He then removed to Cape Breton where he still resides. 
He was married in Pictou to Marv Roach, May, 1849. They 
had four sons and seven daughters; one son, Henry, lives in 
St. Louis, Mo., TJ. S. A., in government employ, civil capacity. 

Ebenezer McKeen, their second and youngest son, was 
born in 1823. He removed to Pictou with his mother and 
brother Thomas. He died there in June, 1847, aged 24 years. 
Margaret, the second daughter of William and Anna Mc- 
Intyre McKeen, born in Truro, September 18, 1777 ; died when 

James, their third son, born April 10, 1779, removed to Cape 
Breton, and was married to Elizal>eth Scott of Musquodoboit, 
August, 1824. They had four sons and two daughters. He 
died at Mabon, 0. B., in 1847, aged 68 years. His widow and 
family removed to the United States. Mrs. McKeen died there 
in 1853. 

Elizabeth, the third daughter of William and Ann Mc- 
Keen, removed to Musquodoboit with her parents and family. 
She died there unmarried July, 1851. 

Margaret McKeen, their fourth daughter, was born in 
Truro, 1786. She was married to Robert Higgins of Musquo- 
doboit. Thev had two sons and two daughters. She died July. 

William McKeen, their fourth son, was born in Truro, 
August 18, 1789. He left home when a young man and went 

•/"■J -I ""* 

hn Cargill McKeen, 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 75 

to Pictou for a while, when the timber trade was brisk there. 
He returned and went to Musquodoboit, where he was married 
to Elizabeth McDugall, July, 1811, and soon after they re- 
moved to Mabon, C. B., where he carried on a large business 
as a merchant and farmer. They had five sons and six daugh- 
ters. His first wife died December 18, 1834. He was married 
again to Christiann Smith in April, 1835. They had five sons 
and seven daughters. He was a member of the Legislative 
Council of Nova Scotia for a number of vears before his death. 
He died May 17, 1865, aged 76 years. 

Martha McKeen, their fifth daughter, born in 1792, mar- 
ried Samuel Benvey of Musquodoboit about 1820. They had 
five sons and five daughters. Mr. Benvey died in March, 1841, 
aged 50 years. A few years after the death of her husband, she 
removed with her family to Cape Breton. 

Samuel, the fifth and youngest son of William and Ann Me- 
Keen, born in Truro, August 25, 1794^ removed with his par- 
ents and family to Musquodoboit in 1815. He was married 
there to Jane Higgins in 1818. They had four sons and two 
daughters. He removed to Cape Breton. His wife died there 
April 10, 1865. He married again to Mrs. Mary Ross of 
Margaree, March, 1871. 

JOHN, the second son of John and Martha McKeen, was 
born before they came to Nova Scotia, 1747. In the after part 
of his life he went by the name of "Captain McKeen." He 
married Rachel, daughter of Lieut. John and Sarah Johnson, 
December 30, 1769. Mr. William Logan, his neighbor, was 
passing the house of Mr. McKeen, who was busily engaged 
chopping wood. Mr. Logan said to Eim, "You are hard at 
work this morning, Mr. McKeen." Mr. McKeen replied, "O 
yes; it has become a second nature for me to work." "Fm 
glad of it, for it was never your first." His wife, Rachel, died 
December 3, 1781. He married again to Rachel Duncan, Feb- 
ruarv 12, 1783. In his old davs he removed to St. Marys to 
live with his youngest son, William, and his wife. Once he 
said that he traveled all the wav from St. Marvs to Truro, to 
see his wife and when he came he could not see her. He had lost 
his sight a few years before. He died at St. Marys. His sec- 
ond wife died in Truro, January 20, 1814, aged 71 years. 

John, the eldest son of Capt. John and Rachel McKeen, born 
in Truro, December 30. 1770, married Elizabeth, the third 
daughter of Dr. John Harris and Elizabeth Scott, December, 

76 McKean Genealogies 

171)8. He removed to St. Marvs and lived there until 1817. 
He then removed to Tatamagouche Mountain, where he and 
his sons reclaimed their farms from the forest. . He died there 
October, 1854, aged 84 years. His wife died there January 6, 
1820,. aged 45 years. Their children: 

Rachel McKeen, their eldest daughter, born January 13, 
1800; married Hiram Downing, December 31, 1829. They 
had two sons and two daughters. She died March, 1835, aged 
35 years. 

John McKeen, their eldest, son, was born May 31, 1802. 
He inherited part of his father's property on Tatamagouche 
Mountains, where he died a bachelor, October, 20, 1857, aged 
55 years. 

Sarah McKeen, their second .daughter, born January 14, 
1804, married Peter Teed, of Wallace, December, 1827. She 
died March, 1856, aged 52 years. On. November 12, 1848. Mr. 
Teed was burned to death in his barn, trying to save a. wagon. 

Martha McKeen, their third daughter, was born . November 
22, 1806. She married Richard Wooden (a school teacher), 
November 13, 1824. They had three sons and three daughters. 
She died April, 1865, aged 58 years. Her husband died Octo- 
ber, 1858. 

William McKeen, their second son, born October 16, 1808, 
married Amelia, the third daughter of James Drysdale and 
Nancy Brown, March, 1833. Mrs. McKeen died July 30, 
1833, age;! 16 years. He married again to Jane, daughter of 
George and Sarah Crow, February, 1837. He died October 

16, 1846, aged 38 years. His widow died in 1848. 

Eliza McKeen, fourth daughter of John and Elizabeth 
(Harris) McKeen, born May 25, 1810; married John, the eld- 
est son of Joseph Mahon and Margaret Crow, December 24, 
1833. They had three sons and two daughters. Mr. Mahon 
died October 10, 1858. 

Margaret McKeen, the fifth daughter, born April 25, 
1812; married John, the eldest son of James and Xancy 
Drysdale, March 20, 1845. They had three sons and one 
daughter, reside in Tatamagouche Mountain. 

Maria McKean, sixth daughter, born February 28, 1815; 
married Adam Armstrong of Chiganoise, March 20, 1851. 
They had one son, Mr. Armstrong, died February 28, 1864. 

Susan, the seventh daughter was born April 6, 1817. 

James McKeen, their third and youngest son, born May 

17, 1819, married Abigail daughter of George and Sarah Crow, 

A. E. McKeen 

Mrs. A. E. MoKeei 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 11 

March 20, 1845. They had sons and daughters. He resides 
on Tatamagouche Mountain. 

Martha Cargill, the eldest daughter of Capt. John and 
Eachel McKeen, was born in Truro, October 26, 1772. 

James,, the second son of Capt. John and Rachel McKeen, 
born in Truro, Xovember 28, 1774. He died April 19, 1791, 
aged 16 years. 

Samuel McKeen, third soil of Capt. John and Rachel Mc- 
Keen, born April 17, 1777 ; married Sarah, daughter of John 
and Ann Logan, June 16, 1803. They had six sons and two 
daughters. About the year 1845, as he was riding home on 
horseback, he fell from his horse and was taken up dead. His 
widow died in 1866, in St. Marys, where they had resided 
from about the time they were married. 

John, the eldest son of Samuel and Sarah Logan McKeen, 
born in St. Marys; married Margaret Pringle. They had five 
sons and two daughters: Samuel, James P., Alexander, Fred- 
rick, Andrew, Eliza and Margaret Ann. 

James, the second son, was born in St. Marys; married 
Rosana McLean. They had four sons and five daughters: 
Samuel, Robert, James, Henry, Mary Ann, Sarah, Agnes and 
Rosana (the other two names are unknown to writer). 

Alexander, the third son, was also born in St. Marys. He 
married Sarah McMillan, had four sons and three daughters. 

Samuel, his eldest son, married a Miss Boggs and had sons 
and daughters, and is now living in Goldenville. 

Malcom, their second son, a very bright boy and loving son, 
died at the age of 16 years, of diphtheria. 

Alexander Edward, the third son of Alexander and Sarah 
(McMillan) McKeen, was born in Gupboro county, Xova 
Scotia, learned the harness making trade in Antigouish, and 
went to Amherst, where he married Marv E. Treen, fourth 
daughter of Stephen Treen, Esq., of that place, when he entered 
the harness business for himself in Parrsboro, 1874. Two years 
after, he removed to Bellville, Kansas, where they now reside 
with their three boys : Edward Cline, Bedford DeGeorge and 
Harold Reid, who graduated in the high schools of Bellville, 
May 27, 1897. 

John D. McKeen, fourth son of Alexander and Sarah Mc- 
Keen, was born at St. Marys and is now living on the home- 

Sarah J., eldest daughter, born in St. Marys, married a Mr. 
Whitman of Canso where they now reside. 

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Annie, the second daughter was also born in St. Mary's and 
married Capt. Mills of Porte Harbour, X. S., where they now 
reside and have sons and daughters. 

Susan,, the third daughter of Alexander and Sarah McKeen, 
born in St. Mary's ; married John Campbell^ Dartmouth, X. S., 
where thev now live. 

Edward, the fourth son of Samuel and Sarah Logan Me- 
Keen, born in St. Mary's ; married J. Sutherland ; had one son 
and three daughters: James, Margaret, Hannah and Susan. 

William, fifth son of Samuel and Sarah McKeen, born in 
St. Mary's ; married Elizabeth Murry, and had sons and daugh- 

Adam, sixth son of Samuel and Sarah McKeen, born in St. 
Mary's ; married a Miss Malay and had sons and daughters. 

Annie, the oldest daughter of Samuel and Sarah McKeen, 
born in St. Marys; married Robert McKenzie; had one son, 
a very promising young man, was drowned while out in his 
canoe on the St. Marys river hunting. 

Sarah, the second daughter of Samuel and Sarah Logan 
McKeen, born in St. Marys; married Timothy McLean and 
had sons and daughters. 

Adam McKeen, fourth son of Capt. John and Rachel ire- 
Keen, born in Truro, September 17, 1770. He married Janet, 
oldest daughter of David and Eleanor Taylor, August 15, 1805. 
They had four sons and four daughters. They removed to St. 
Marys, where they settled and spent the remainder of their 

Rachel, the youngest daughter of John and Rachel Mc- 
Keen, born December 3, 1781 ; married Thomas Johnson of 
the Lower Village of Truro, September 20, 1804. They had 
two sons. Mr. Johnson died in 1809. She married again, to 
Andrew Yuill, October 22, 1811, and had one son by this union. 
She died April 18, 1813, aged 31 years. 

William, the onlv son of John and Rachel Archibald Mc- 
Keen (his second wife), was born in Truro, June 4, 1780, and 
settled at St. Marys. He married there to Miss Kirk, in 
1812, and had sons and (laughters. He died about 1862. 


DAVID, the third son of John and Martha Cargill McKeen, 
born in 1744; married Janet, daughter of Captain Mathew 
Tavlor and Elizabeth Archibald, October 22, 1773. He settled 
on a place in the Lower Village of Truro, and built a mill by 
a brook. Shortly after a heavy freshet came and carried it 

Hon. David McKeen, Caj 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Umigratiovi of 1718 79 

away, which discouraged him so much that he removed to St. 
Marys and settled on a farm two miles up the West river, above 
the forks in 1802. In August, 1818, he came to Truro to have 
a cancer cut out of his lip. The operation was successfully per- 
formed, and he returned home apparently quite well, but about 
eleven years after, it broke out again, and he died in 1830. His 
wife died in 1820. 

John Cargill McKeen, their eldest son, born in Truro, 
April 15, 1775 ; married Sabrina, daughter of Colonel Atwater 
of Guysborough, November 1, 1808. They had seven sons and 
one daughter. He settled at Stillwater, St. Marys, where he 
spent the remainder of his life. He died in 1852 aged 77 years. 
His wife died there about 1860. 

Mathew, the second son of David and Janet McKeen, was 
born in Truro, March 11, 1777. He died November 17, 1790, 
aged 13 years. 

William McKeen, their third son was born Februarv 10, 
1779. He died in the Lower Village, 1798. 

Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of David and Janet McKeen, 
born in Truro, February 2, 1781 ; married James McLain about 
1804. Thev settled for a time on the southwest side of St. 
Marvs river at the forks. 


Rosannah McKeen, their second daughter, born in Truro, 
November 30, 1788 ; married James, third son of James Archi- 
bald, Esq., and Rebecca Barnhill, October, 1808. They had one 
son and two daughters. She died October 30, 1814, aged 31 

Samuel McKeen, their fourth son, was born in Truro, Feb- 
ruary 11, 1786. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John and 
Xancy Taylor of St. Marys, June, 1808. They had two sons 
Mrs. McKeen died in 1814. He was married again to Miss 
Glencross in 1815. He settled up the West river of St. Marys 
and died there about the year 1826. aged 40 years. His wife 
died there too. / - ' 

David McKeen, their fifth son, born in Truro, May 22, 
1788. He was married to Miss McKenzie in 1811. They had 
sons and daughters. He removed to Ohio, [J. S., with his fam- 
ilv about the year 1820. 

Robert, the sixth son of David and Janet McKeen, was born 

in the Lower Village of Truro in 1790. Shortly after James 

Archibald was married to his sister Rosannah 2 and had removed 

to Stewiacke. His attachment to his sister was so strong that he 

started from St. Marys and found his way through the woods 

80 McKean Genealogies 

to Stewiacke. His friends followed him, and when taking him 
home again, he got away from them into the woods, and was 
never heard of after. He was ID years old at the time. 

James McKeen, their seventh son, was born 1792. He re- 
moved to Ohio, U. S., when he was a young man. 

Mathkw McKeen, their eighth son, was born in 1704. Tic 
amoved to Ohio, U. S., when he was a young man. 

Margret, daughter of John and Martha McKeen, born in 
1751, before thev came to Xova Scotia. She was married to 
James Fisher, February 12, 1772. They had two sons and 
three daughters, born in Truro. They removed to St. Mary's. 
She died there in 1817. Her husband in 1812. 

David McKp:en, fifth son of David and Janet McKeen, had 
seven sons and six daughters. He removed to Iowa with his 
familv in 1844, and settled in Clinton countv, where he died 
March 1, 1852, aged 64 years. His wife died in October of 
the same year. The eldest daughter, Rosa, married John Mc- 
Keen, and had three children, one of whom died in infancy. 

Esther died in 1847, in Concord, Mass. Jacob, residence 
unknown. Eliza the second daughter, married Isaac McKeen, 
and had seven children. Mr. McKeen and one of his sons were 
drowned while fishing. Mrs. McKeen died in Xova Scotia. 

Mary, married Henry Smith and had sons and daugh- 
ters ; two of her sons lived for a while in Wisconsin, but finally 
returned to Xova Scotia. 

Jemima, the fourth, married Robert Auther and had eight 
children: Mathew, who now 7 lives in Eau Claire, Wis. ; Caroline 
in Morrison, 111.; Angus died at the age of 12 years; John, 
Jane and Robert died in infancy and James is with his mother 
in Wisconsin. 

Sabrina married Daniel Henry of Boston, Mass., and re- 
moved to Iow 7 a in 1850. Their children: Margaret Jane, 
Sarah Ann, Mary Caroline died in infancy ; William, George, 
Fannie and Eliza. At the close of the Civil War they returned 
to Xova Scotia, and from there to California where they now 
reside. Their son, George, was thrown from a horse and 

Adam, their eldest son, married in Clinton county, Iowa, in 
1857, to Mary Stumbaugh, and had six children, of whom but 
the tw r o youngest survive, the eldest Cornelia died at the age of 
eighteen and Willie at the age of 12 years. The rest died in 
earlv infancv. He enlisted in the Twentv-sixth Iowa Infantrv 
in 1861, and served until the close of the war. He was with 

3 Mrf. David McKeen and Family, 
Pomeroy, Iowa 

Posterity of John McKean. of the Emigration of 1718 81 

Sherman in his famous march to the sea. In 1878, he moved to 
Adams county, Iowa, at Unionville, where he now resides. 

David McKeen was born in Nova Scotia, January 22, 
1828. In 1844, he left his native land, in company with his 
father, came to the United States, settling at Concord, Mass., 
where they remained one year. (His sister Rosa having prev- 
iously settled there.) They then removed to Iowa. On De- 
cember 20, 1855, he was married to Sarah Elizabeth Banks. 
They reside in Pomero}, Iowa, have five daughters living: 
Eliza Jane, Addie, May, Hattie, and Henrietta; two died in 
infancy, a son and daughter. 

Eliza Jane, the eldest daughter, born September 28, 1856 ; 
married first Julius Smith, October 8, 1873 ; second Kendall 
Scotthorn in 1880, who is a very successful Sunday school mis- 
sionary of Nebraska. They reside at Hebron and have a fam- 
ily of six little girls: Grace, Carrie, Sarah, Hattie and 
Bertha, baby. 

Addie Estella was born on September 14, 1858. She mar- 
ried Ellis Clark in 1876 and resides at Lake City, Iowa. Seven 
children were born to them ; names are Ethel, Edith, Edwin, 
Ralph, Guy, David and Neal. 

Clara May,, born May 28, 1860 ; married William Alt, June 
7, 1881. Thev have four children': Fav, Josie, William, 
David and Leslie McKeen Alt ; reside at Williamsburgh, Iowa. 

Hattie Eleonore, born August 16, 1864; married Byron 
Sherbondy, ^November 3, 1886. They have two children, Hazel 
and Claire. 

Henrietta, born June 5, 1866 ; married September 26, 
1888, to W. E. Davy; reside in Pomeroy; one child, Marguer- 
ite, born August, 1896. 

Robert, the third son, died in infancy. 

John, the fourth son, entered the army in the Second Cav- 
alry and served four years, having enlisted as a veteran. He 
served until the close of the war. He then married Miss Wil- 
liamson. They have two children and reside at Green Springs, 

Samuel Kenneth McKeen, the fifth son, married ISarah 
Stumbaugh. She only lived two years, left one son, Fredrick. 
She was buried in Clinton county, Iowa. The second time he 
married Mrs. Porter. They have five sons and reside at Mor- 
rison, Iowa. 

Janet, the sixth daughter, married Amos Boynton in 1854, 
in Clinton county, Iowa. In 1864, thev removed to Sonoma 

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county, Cal. ; lived there about fifteen years and then removed 
to Pilot Rock, Oregon, where they now reside. They lost near- 
ly the whole of their family with diphtheria. They had seven 

William went to California at the age of 20 years, and mar- 
ried there. He had two children. He was killed by falling 
off of a load of hay. His widow and children reside there now. 

Doxald enlisted as a private in Co. I, Second Iowa Infantry. 
He was wounded at Fort Donaldson by a minie ball striking 
him in the knee. He was honorably discharged in 1863. He 
married Emma Crawford, by whom he had one daughter, 
Nettie. His wife lived two years and died of tvDhoid fever in 
Adams county, Iowa. He removed to San Bernardino, Cal., 
where he married, a widow and had two children. One of them 
died a few years ago. 

DE A. SAMUEL 5 M'KEEX, son of Samuel 4 and Agnes Mc- 
Kean, and grandson of John 3 and Janet McKean, great-grand- 
son of James 2 McKean of Londonderry, Ireland, and great- 
great-grandson of William 1 McKean of Argyleshire, Scotland. 

John, 3 the grandfather of Samuel, 5 had three sons : John, 4 
the ancestor of the McKeens of Nova Scotia ; Robert, 4 the Mc- 
Keans of Cecil county, Md., Huntingdon, Burlington, Troy 
and other parts of Pennsylvania; and Samuel, 4 the McKeens 
and McKeans of Acworth, Deering and other parts of New 
Hampshire and Belfast, Maine. 

Samuel 5 McKeen married Janet 1 Graham, daughter of Hugh 

1. She was a direct lineal descendant of Graham, Earl of Mon- 
trose, supposed to be James Graham, the fifth Earl, and twentieth in 
descent from William de Graeme, who lived in the reign of David 
I., of Scotland, or James, Duke of Montrose, who is the twenty-sixth 
chief in authentic record, according to Mclan. The above is merely 
tentative as to which one of the Graham Earls is the direct ancestor 
of this branch of the Graham family but there is no doubt that he 
was one of the Earls of Montrose. 

Quoting from Mclan's Costumes of the Clans. 

"The 'Gallant Graemes' have acted so chivalrous and important a 
part in the annals of Scottish history as to have well merited that 
appellation. Their traditional origin is of the highest antiquity, the 
ducal family of Montrose tracing its descent to the fifth century. 
Among so many personages of this clan who have distinguished them- 
selves, a few of the more renowned can only be briefly noticed. Sir 
John Graeme, of Dundaff, with the exception of the immortal Wallace, 
was the most valiant of the Scottish patriots. James Graham (or 
Graeme) the fifth Earl, gained imperishable fame from the wars which 
he carried on in behalf of King Charles I., his victories: Tippermuir, 
the Bridge of Dee, Fyvie, Inverlochai' Dundee, Aultiarn, Alford and 
Kilsyth. Viscount Dundee was another Graeme (Graham) who, had 

Charles 8. McKeen Emma C. McKeen 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 83 

Graham, and settled in Acworth, N. H. Their children were 
Hugh, John, Samuel, Ephraim, Isaac, Abner, Janet or Jane, 
Nancy, Martha, Abiah and Keziah. "They lived for some time 
in Amherst, afterward in Windham, X. H., and then removed 
to Belfast, Maine, w T here he was deacon of the church. He 
died with his sons in Acworth. Two of his sons, Hugh and 
John, having settled there about 1784." 

Hugh first married Danford. Their children: 

T. Samuel, who married Polly Clark. 

II. Hugh, married Hannah — and removed to Lynchboro, 
2s T . H. 

III. D. Danford married Lvdia Page. Their issue: (1) 
David D., (2) Daniel P., (3) Isaac, (4) Hugh. 

Hugh married second Mary Gregg. Children by this union 

IV. William died young. 

V. J. Calvin married Mindwill Grout and removed to 
Geneseo, X. Y. Children are: John C, Mary, William G. 
and Rebecca Amy McKeen. Rebecca A. married Charles Mc- 
Cray and had six children, of whom the fifth child is Alice C. 
of St. Paul, Minn. 

VI. Solomon McKeen, born 1795; died in 1869. He 
married Susanah Osgood. She was born in 1794 and died in 
1874. Their children: Susanah, deceased; Maria, deceased; 
Anna, deceased ; Harriet Elizabeth, Osgood, deceased ; William 
Gregg, deceased ; Hugh, deceased ; John, deceased. 

Milton McKeen, born 1834; married Emilv King Hays, 
born 1845. Their children: Charles Stone McKeen, born 
1867. Emma Catherine McKeen, born 1875; reside in St. 
Louis, Mo. 

VII. Mary, married P. Clark. 

VTIT. Joanna, married Ditton Campbell of Xew York. 

IX. Wtltjam. (Hugh McKeen Sr. was a Revolutionary sol- 
dier. See page 104.) ^ 

John McKeen, before coming to Acworth, served in the 
Revolutionary army. At the time of his death he was a Revo- 
lutionary pensioner. He married first Mary Gregg. Their 
children : 

he not fallen so early in the bright "field of his fame," might have 
rivaled Montrose in his military renown. His memory as Graeme 
(Graham) of Claverhouse is yet cherished among those Highlanders 
who indulge in the retrospection of past glories.' 


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I. Samuel died young. 

II. John married Fannv True and removed to New York. 


III. Hugh, removed to Xew York; married Anna Howe, 
removed to Texas. 

IV. Betsy, married John G. McKeen, removed to New 

V. Polly, died unmarried. 

John married second Martha Dunn. Children are : 

VI. Samuel married Polly Brigham. Children: 

1. Mary, first marriel Lewis O. Beckwith; children (1) 
Henrv. She married the second time to Henrv E. Sticknev. 
Children by this union are (2) Augustine \V., (3) Albert, (4) 
Mary, (5)"Charles, (6) Orlando. 

2. Samuel. He married | Clarissa Spencer. Children are 
(1) Martha E. ; married George Wallace. 

3. John married Sarah A. Brown. Children were: (1) John 
G., who married Ruth E. Stoufiftton of Perkinsville, Vt. ; re- 
moved to Russel county, Kansas, in 1878 and in 1891 to Man- 
hattan, Kansas. Is a farmer and for manv vears breeder of 
fancy poultry, and over twenty-five years a contributor to the 
leading agricultural papers. Their children are [1] Laura S. 
She graduated at the Kansas State Agricultural College in 1895 
and is now emploved as an assistant in the same college; [2] 
Margaret R., [31 Edna A. (2) Lyman A. married Julia H. 
Stoughton of Perkinsville, Vt. ; removed to Russell county, 
Kansas in 1878, and to Manhattan, Kansas in 1890. Has al- 
ways been a farmer and is at present employed as foreman of 
the farm department at the Kansas State Agricultural College. 
His children are [1] Wilber A., [2] Bertha L. and [31 Walter. 
(3) Dean W., graduated from Kimball Union Academy, 
1875. Attended medical lectures at Long Island College Hos- 
pital, 1876-7. Graduated at College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, Keokuk, Iowa, 1878 and from St. Louis College Phvsi- 
cians and Surgeons in 1888. Commenced practice in Russell. 
Kansas, in 1879, and is one of the best physicians in central 
Kansas, and is especially skilled in surgerv. He married Ella 
B. Loring; children are Til Carl W. and F21 Ethel O. (4) 
Annie S. lives with her brother in Russell, Kansas. 

4. Lydia married Freeland Hemphill. Children are (1) 
Kathleen M., (2) Eugene F., (3) Ashton E., (4) Julia A. 

First generation in small caps; second generation, Roman numer- 
als; third, Arabic; fourth, same in parenthesis, thus: (-), fifth genera- 
tion, same in brackets [-]. 

John G. McKeen, Manhattan, Kan. 

Dr. D. W. McKbi 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 17 IS 85 

5. Martha E. married first Charles Ward. Children (1) 
Etta W. She married second time to James H. Way. One 
child, (2) EmmaW. 

6. J. Leavett married Jeannette L. George; still live in 
Acworth, X. H. He is a farmer and mechanic. No children. 

7. Catherine S. married George F. Youngman. Chil- 
dren, (1) Etta. 

Samuel McKeen, third son of Samuel and Janet Graham 
McKeen of Belfast Maine, married Jane Eayres. 

Ephraim, the fourth son, married Lucy Eayres of Merri- 
mac, X. H. They had ten children. Only five lived to grow 
up. They were (1) Xancy, (2) Joseph, (3) Lucy Maria, (4) 
Betsy and (5) John. 

Isaac, the fifth son of Samuel and Janet Graham McKeen, 
was twice married. His first wife was Martha Drew, who died 
in 1798, leaving no children. His second wife was Betsey 
Cogswell, of Castine, Maine, who died in 1856, aged 80. 

Janet or Jane, eldest daughter of Samuel and Janet Mc- 
Keen married Jacob Eames, bv whom she had seven children : 
Jacob, born 1780; Martha, born in 1782; Abigail, born in 
1784; John, born in 1786; Samuel, born in 1788. John died 
when a year and a half old. Martha died June 2, 1792. 

Martha, daughter of Samuel and Janet McKeen married 
Samuel Tr e of Searsport, Maine. 

Keziah married Joseph Eayres, a brother to Samuel's wife. 

1. Xancy McKeen, daughter of Ephraim and Lucy Mc- 
Keen, was born in 1801; married William Ryan of Belfast, 
Maine; died February 9, 1883. They had eight children: (1) 
Ann Maria, born July 25, 1820; died 1822. (2) Charles F., 
born Xovember 13, 1822 ; died at the age of eighteen months. 
(3) William Henry, born June 21, 1824; married Sarah Cun- 
ningham, 1846; died at Columbia, Cal., May 1, 1881. (4) 
Lucy E., born December 24, 1825 ; died 1828. (5) B. Franklin, 
born January 5, 1828; married Sylvia Ames in 1852, had one 
son, who died in California. His father w r as lost in the sink- 
ing of the "Central America," off the coast of Virginia when 
returning from California in 1857. (6) Lewis H., born Xo- 
vember 26, 1829; married Martha Hopkins, had five children: 
Edwin, born 1845, lives in East Boston, Mass. Adelaide, born 
1857, died. Maria, born 1860 lives in Boston, Mass. Alice 
born 1862, died. Mary, born 1873, lives in East Boston. (7) 
George F., born February 11, 1831; married Ellen P. Mad- 
dock, March 10, 1862. They have three children; all live in 

86 McKean Genealogies 

Belfast, Maine: Lillian V., born December 12, 1862 ; Lucy E., 
born October 19, 1864 ; Franklin G., born August 6, 1866. (8) 
Thomas E., born January 13, 1833 ; married Lydia S. Wyman; 
died January, 1863; one son, Thomas E., born March, 1863; 
married 1801; lives in Lowell, Mass. 

2. Joseph McKeen, son of Ephraim and Lucy McKeen, 
and grandson of Samuel and Janet McKeen, was born July 
17, 1805; married Eliza Holmes, sister of "Hiram Holmes," 
December 29, 1825; died March 13, 1860; aged 55 years and 
8 months. They had nine children: Ehpraim, James F., 
Ila/ael H., James F., Eliza M., Joseph A., Rhoda M., Emma 
F. and Freddy A. 

Ephraim, born October 13, 1826; married Sarah J. Xieher- 
son of Swanville, Me., Xovember 23, 1851 ; died August 29, 
1869, aged 42 years. They had five children: Isaac, Joseph 
F., Melissa J., Roscoe D. and John A. 

(1) Isaac, born April 28, 1853; married Flora Morrill of 
Swanville, Me., March 21, 1877; have three children: Perley 
C, born Xovember 29, 1897; Ephraim L., born March 23, 
1881 ; Grace May, born May 21, 1887. 

(2) Joseph F., born January 23, 1855; died April 29, 

(3) Melissa J., born May 13, 1859. 

(4) Roscoe D., born January 8, 1866; married Xettie S. 
Adams, Lincolnville, Me., December 1, 1891. Principal of 
Danforth High School, Danforth, Maine. Superintendent of 

Schools, Bridgewater, Mass., and Haverhill, X. H. 

(5) John A., born October 21, 1867; lives in Swanville. 
Me. ; by occupation a stone cutter. 

James F., son of Joseph, born September 4, 1829; died De- 
cember 21, 1832. 

Hazael H., son of Joseph, born October 27, 1831 ; married 
Amanda Harris of Swanville, Me., August 21, 1852; live in 
Belfast, Me.; have eight children: Clara, Ada, Fred, Xellie, 
Eliza, Joseph, Ralph and Mary A. 

Clara, born 1853, married George Maker; have three chil- 
dren ; live in Concord^ Mass. 

Ada, born 1855; married Albert Limekin ; live in Boston, 

Fred, born 1858; married Miss Wilson, who died, leaving 
three children. 

Xellie, daughter of Hazael, born 1860; married William 
Blaze; one daughter; reside in Belfast. 

K. D.McKeen, Haverhill, Mass., 

(Miller) McKe 

Annie L. HcKebn 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 87 

| Eliza, daughter of Hazael, born 1862; married Frank Jel- 

lison of Brooks, Me. ; have four children ; reside in Belfast. 
J Joseph, son of Hazael, born 1864; married Miss Sholes; 

have one son, Harold ; reside in Belfast. 

Harold is a son of Joseph. Ralph has no son. 
Ralph, son of Hazael, born 1868 ; residence Belfast. 
: Mary A., daugher of Hazael, born 1871 ; residence Belfast. 

James F., son of Joseph McKeen, born July 17, 1831; mar- 
j ried Julia Miller, May 1, 1866 ; reside in Belfast, Me. He was 

a member of Co. I, Twenty-sixth Maine Volunteers ; at present 
master of schooner Nellie S. Pickering of Belfast. 

Eliza M., daughter of Joseph, born December 4, 1836 ; died 
July 2, 1858. 

J. Albert, son of Joseph, was born in Swanville, Me., Sep- 
tember 29, 1839 ; educated in the common schools of that town ; 
of delicate organization, but active temperament, his ambition 
led him to follow the sea, which he continued to do successfully 
i uitil his death, which occurred September 8, 1875, in latitude 

37, 43 ; longitude 31, 35, within tw r o days' sail of the Island of 
Fayal, on a voyage from Philadelphia to Genoa, Italy, on board 
the schooner "William Frederick." Accompanied by his wife 
and little daughter, Florida B. Quoting from the Aroostook 
: Republican's correspondent, "sickness came after embarking 

on the homeward voyage and the vessel was left without a com- 
ir. under. The lifeless form of her protector was on board (and 
was brought home for burial) but the brave heart of Mrs. Mc- 
Keen rose above the billows of adversitv and summon- 
ing to her aid the knowledge of navigation which she 
had acquired while out on these ocean voyages with her 
husband, she took command of the vessel and brought 
her safely into the port from which she sailed." He was 
» buried January 15, 1876. The name of his noble and 

i accomplished wife was Annie L. Burgess of East Bel- 

1 fast. She was recently elected General Secretary at the Xon- 

Partisan Woman's Temperance Convention of Maine, recently 
held in Belfast. Roda M., married Win. J. Dennet, lived in 
Boston ; died about one year after marriage. 

Emma F., born December 7, 1843; married James H. 
I Perkins, May 22, 1869; have two children living: Albert H., 

born February &5, 1870; Rena, born Xovember 22, 1874; Amy 
McK., born March 24, 1881, die:l February 22, 1885. Albert 
II. married Villa Dockham of Belfast, Me., June 18, 1892 ; by 
occupation a merchant. 

88 McKean Genealogies 

Fred A., son of Joseph, born May 21, 1851; died October 
3, 1857. 

Lucy Maria, daughter of Ephraim McKeen, married 
Samuel Hanson, had four sons and two daughters: Ephraim 
followed the sea, died in South Carolina ; Clarence, married, 
lives in Oakland, Cal. ; Robert, died in Belfast, Me. ; Mary, 
married John Pierce and resides in Portland, Me. They have 
one son, Thomas; is a very successful M. I), in California. 
Lucy married — Parsons of Xew York. 

Betsey McKeen married Josiah Curtis of Swanville, Me., 
October 26, 1834, by Rev. William Frothingham; had eight 
children : Frank, born October 31, 1835 ; married Kate Hinck- 
ley of Monroe, Me., Xovember 1, 1804; two daughters, Rose 
and Blanche. Rose married, residence Boston, Mass. Pres- 
cott, born June 1, 1837; married January 1, 1807, to Amanda 
Young, Searsport, Me. ; one son, Leroy, married Lillian Sny- 
der of Colorado, at which place he resides. Americus J., born 
April 15, 1839 ; unmarried ; resides in Montville, Me. Mahlon, 
born March 4, 1841; married Xovember, I860, Ellen Brown 
of Burnham, Me. ; three boys, one daughter. Almeda, born 
February 19, 1844; married George Flanders of Boston; one 
daughter, married, resides in Massachusetts. Maria, born Aug- 
ust 17, 1846; married September 12, 1866, Samuel Logan, 
Lawrence, Mass. ; has one son, Charles, M. D., married Jennie 
Farnsworth of Vermont. He is now in the west. Maria mar- 
ried second time Summer L. Warner, Dexter, Ale., and John, 
born 1852, died July 5, 1865. Edward, born May 16, 1854; 
married Elva Cox of Montville, Me. ; had two sons, Cassius S. 
and Stanley. Their mother died in Maine Hospital,. Portland, 
October 16, 1889. Edward, their father, died June 23, 1890. 

John McKeen, brother of Xaney, Joseph, etc., married 
Elsie Gilbreth of Belfast, had four girls: Alice, Esther, 
Martha and Lucv. 

Alice married William Card ; died young. 

Esther, born in Belfast, September 6, 1822; married Sep- 
tember 2, 1840, to Milton Wyatt, Danvers, Mass. ; died Feb- 
ruary 1, 1887. She had eight children; seven are living: 
George F. Wyatt, born July 16, 1842 ; conductor on the Boston 
k Maine R. R., being in their employ twenty-six years. John 
M., born April 30, 1844; agent for the Xew York Wood and 
Fiber Co. ; place of business, Chatam St., Xew York. Tighman 
H., born May 5, 1846; died at the age of seven years. Alice 
J. Westcott, born September 30, 1848; residence 593 Broad- 

Florida B. McKeen 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 89 

way, Brooklyn, X. Y. ; is a widow. Lizzie M. Mugridge, born 
January 21, 1851; residence 27 Bowdoin St., Boston, Mass.; 
dressmaker. Charles W., born May 12, 1854; Needham, 
Mass. ; farmer. Tighman H., born March 21, 1856; locomotive 
engineer Boston & Maine R. R. Emma II. Johnson, born Ap- 
ril 2, 1859 ; N. Y., widow. 

Martha, married I). A. Hartwell; three children, two of 
whom are living: George A., lives in Minnesota, and Carrie 
L. lives in Massachusetts. 

Lucy, married Lyman B. Goss in 1847 ; they had ten chil- 
dren, five of whom died in childhood. Of the five living, Emma 
A. is a machine operator in Boston; residence 14 Austin St., 
Charleston ; unmarried. Kate F. married B. S. Marsters in 
1882; they have two children, Florence M., born Xovember 1, 
1883; Harold II., born June 21, 1886. Lyman E., unmarried; 
lives in Chicago, 111. ; agent for the Chicago Last and Die Co. 
Irving V. is in the grocery business in Franklin Falls. X. Y. 
He married Flora B. Whittier and have two- children, Bernice 
L., born July 13, 1886; and a son, born December 31, 1892. 
Maud McKeen Goss married S. I). Hedge in 1885; one child, 
Alice M., born December 18, 1887; residence in Brockton, 

Register of Births and Deaths of Descendants of 
Deacon Samuel McKean, of Belfast, Me. 

Ephraim McKeen, born 1766; died 1848. 
Xancy, daughter of Ephraim, died aged 2 years, September 
3, 1793. 

Martha Drew, consort of Isaac, died June 1), 1798. 
A child of Ephraim, age 18 months, died September 3, 1800. 
Samuel, son of Ephraim, age 5 vears, died September 24, 

Isaac, son of Ephraim, age 6 years, died February 27, 1803. 
Child of Capt. Abner G. McKeen died March, 1806. 
Jane, wife of Dea. Samuel McKeen, aged 75, died January 
15, 1811. '' 

Sarah, wife of Abner G. McKeen, died 1813. 
Capt. Isaac McKeen, age 78, died October 20, 1849. 
Betsey, widow of Isaac, age 86, died September 29, 1856. 
James F., son of Joseph, age 3, died December 21, 1832. 

90 McKean Genealogies 

Freddy A., son of Joseph, age 6, died October 3, 1857. 

Eliza M., daughter of Joseph, age 21, 6 mo., died July 2, 

Joseph McKeen age 55, 8 mo., died March 13, 1860. 

Xathaniel P. McKeen, son of Captain Aimer G. McKeen, 
died in Iowa in 1863. 

Ephraim, son of Joseph, age 42, 11 mo., died September 3, 

Albert, son of Joseph, age 35, 11 mo., died September 8, 

Eliza M., wife of Joseph, aged 82 years, 10 months; died 
October 16, 1887. 

Abner G., son of Capt. Abner G. McKeen, died in Crawford 
county, Mo. 

Fred Staples, son of Rhoda McKeen. 

Starrit P. McKeen, son of Abner G. McKeen, died in Jef- 
ferson counry, Mo. 

Amv McK. Perkins, daughter of Emma, died February 22, 

Sarah McKeen Holmes, wife of Hiram Holmes, born in Bel- 
fast March 27, 1804; died March 11, 1897. 

Emma (McKeen) Perkins, born in Sanville, Me., Decem- 
ber, 1844: died in Belfast, Mav 21. 

RhoJa (McKeerO TV:: net, died in Boston, was buried in 

Captain Abner Grimes McKeen, son of TVa. Samuel and 
Janet Graham McKeen of Belfas", Maine, married Miss Sarah 1 

1. Miss Sarah Holmes a granddaughter of Dea. Samuel McKeen 
gives the following touching the genealogy: "Starrit was the maiden 
name of our great great maternal grandmother. Her husband's name 
was Jamerson, their daughter Hannah, married Nathaniel Patterson, 
they were the first settlers in Belfast, Maine, she lived to the great 
age of ninety-nine years and ten months, their children were: Robert, 
Nathaniel, Starrit, Martin, Hannah, and Sarah. Sarah married Capt. 
Abner G. McKeen as above noted, she was then but seventeen years 
of age, and died at the age of thirty. Mr. Patterson came to Belfast 
in 1770, from Saco, they were among the first white people who ever 
wintered here. He purchased a large tract of land on the east side 
of the river, cleared a nice farm, built a large two story house and 
lived there until his death, November 12, 1826, aged 79 years. Hannah 
his wife, though she lived nearly a century, was never like one bowed 
down with age, retaining all her faculties to the last, her fair face 
was remarked by many who realized her weight of years. Her memory 
was remarkable, she could recall old times, scenes and incidents in 
a manner that showed the intelligence and culture of early years. Her 
life was pure and noble, with the clear faith of a Christian, she passed 
away May 14. 1843." 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 91 

Patterson. She was the youngest daughter of Nathaniel Pat- 
terson. Nine children were born to them in Belfast, Maine, 
fours sons and five daughters. One son died in infancy. Sons' 
names: Nathaniel Patterson, Abner Grimes and Starrit Pat- 
terson McKeen; daughters, Jane, Hannah, Eliza and Sarah. 
Mr. McKeen followed the sea up to the time of the loss of his 
vessel which was driven ashore during a terrible storm some- 
where along the coast of Maine or Massachusetts. His second 
son, Abner, being with him at the time was very nearly 
drowned. Mrs. McKeen died in 1813. After a while he went 
to New York, leaving his family in Belfast. One of his boys, 
Nathaniel, lived for awhile with his grandmother Patterson. 
Mr. McKeen married the second time 2 and lived about one year 
after and died and was buried in New York. Two of his sons, 
Nathaniel and Abner, were with him during his sickness and 
death. Not long after Starrit, the youngest son, came on from 
Belfast and they all three came west to Ohio, to the new pur- 
chase just being opened to settlement. After remaining there 
for a while, they purchased a skiff and floated dow T n the Ohio 
river to the Mississippi, thence up the Mississippi to St. Louis, 
Mo., where they remained until about the year 1820, when they 
enlisted in the United States Regular Army and were as- 
signed to Oapt. Riley's company of the regiment of infantry 
commanded bv Col. Leavenworth of General Atkinson's com- 
mand. Soon after their enlistment, the regiment was ordered 
to move up to Council Bluffs, where they built a fort, and 
named it Port Atkinson. This was in 1820 and was the most 
western post at that time. The first works were erected in the 
valley of the Missouri river and was entirely swept away by 
the freshet of 1821. Col. Leavenworth then selected a new site 
upon the bluffs on the same side of the river (Nebraska side) 
on the ground where Capt. Lewis and Clarke held a council with 
the Indians, and from which originated the name of "Council 
Bluffs." Here they erected splendid works. Starrit P. Mc- 
Keen was discharged under general orders to reduce the com- 
mand. Nathaniel and Abner served five years, the full term 
of enlistment and after honorable discharge they, in company 
with several others who were discharged at the same time, went 
down the river to St. Louis, Mo., thence down to their brother 
Starrit's, who had married and settled in Jefferson county, Mo. 

2. One child, a daughter, Ellen or Hellen by this union. 

92 McKean Genealogies 

Xathanikl McKean, married Miss Mary Ann, daughter 
of Cornelius McGlothlin 1 or McLoughlin 1 of South Carolina. 
Mr. McGlothlin removed to Kentucky, settling in Madison 
county, where his daughter, Mary Ann, was born. His next re- 
moval was to Washington county, Mo., about the year 1824 or 
1825, where his daughter, Mary Ann, married Xathaniel Mc- 
Kean about the year 1828. They settled in Washington county, 
Mo., and lived there until 1835, when they removed to Cole 
county, Mo. Mr. McGlothlin 1 , his father-in-law, also removed 
to Cole countv about the same time. Children of Xathaniel 
and Marv Ann McKean are: 


Sarah Jane, born October 18, 1830; married George Holt. 
West Harris, born January 2, 1832; unmarried; lives in 

1. Originally MacLachlan of the Clan MacLachlan of Scotland. 

Quoting from Maclan's Costumes of the Clan's: "A curious gen- 
ealogical manuscript, written in Gaelic, about 1450, was accidentally dis- 
covered a few years ago in the library of the advocates, Edinburgh, 
which gave the descent of many of the Scottish clans. It derives more 
interest in this page from having been written, as is supposed, by one 
of this clan, chiefly, I believe, from the circumstance of the Mac- 
Lachlan pedigree being more copious and particular than the others. 
This manuscript derives the MacLachlan from the Lords of the Isles, 
and as a specimen of the work of which there are extracts in the trans- 
actions of the 'Iona Club,' we here give a translation of the 'Genelach'ic 
Lachlanoig,' a good example of Highland pedigree: Kenneth, son of 
John, son of Laclan, son of Gille Patrick, son of Lachlan mor, son 
of Patrick, son of Gille Christ, son of Dedalan, son of Anradan, from 
whom are descended also the children of Niel, Caitrina, the daughter 
of Gille Easpuig, and Agais daughter of McDonald was mother of 
John, and Culusaid daughter of the Momar of Cowal was the mother 
of Lachlan oig, and the mother of Gille Patrick, was daughter of Don- 
ald, son of Eiri, son of Kenneth, Lord of Cairge, and the daughter 
of Lachlan. son of Rorie. was mother of Gille Patrick. The oldest 
cadets of this clan were the MacLachlans of Coire-uanan, in Lochaber, 
who dwelt in the country of the Camerons." 

1. Mr. McGlothlin was a revolutionary soldier and pensioner, hav- 
ing served under Gen. Harman, and was honorably discharged. H*s 
home at the time of enlistment was South Carolina, in which state 
he was born and raised. He was a Baptist preacher for many years 
before his death, and lived to the great age of 105 years, when he 
died and was buried in the cemetery in Clark township, in Cooper 
county, Missouri, twelve miles from Tipton. Two of his daughters, 
Sally and Betsy are also buried there. Rev. Mr. McGlothlin's first 
wife was Rachel Roberts, by whom he had children: 1 James, 2 
William, 3 John, 4 Cornelius, 5 Daniel, 6 Edward, and 7 Grace (twins), 
two others died in infancy. His wife died and he married the second 
time to Mary Ann Rickerson, ten children by this union: Sally, 
Rachel. Susan, Lucinda, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Rilla, Charles 
and Harris. 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 93 

Starrit Patterson, born February 28, 1833 ; married Addie 
Hendrix; died in California. 

Cornelius, born July 18, 1834; married May 8, 1852, to 
Nancy Ann McCulley. 

Margaret Elizabeth, born September 29, 1835 ; married John 
II. Roberts. 

Lucinda, born December 17, 1836; married James Miner. 

Mary Ann, born March 25, 1838 ; married David H. Bonine. 

James Newton, born in 1840 ; died in same year. 

Nathaniel Jasper, born February 9, 1841 ; marrie:! Darrinda 

George Washington, born October 24, 1843; married Mrs. 
Sarah Gaul. 

William Jackson, born April 5, 1845; private of Co. A., 
Twenty-third Iowa Volunteers, died in the army. 

Thomas Jefferson, born March 25, 1847; private of Co. E., 
Fourth Iowa Volunteer Infantrv; died in the army. 

1. Sarah Jane, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Ann Mc- 
Kean, married George Holt ; residence Louisburg, Mo. Eleven 
children were born to them: Eliza Jane, Margaret, Mary A. 
(died aged four years), Lydia (died at the age of seven), 
Lizzie, Delia, Napoleon, Newton Jasper, George W., James 
II. H. (died aged 12 years), Larkin (died aged 2 years). 

Eliza Jane, eldest daughter of George and Sarah Jane 
Holt, married William Phillips; reside in Morgan county, Mo., 
on Little Buffalo Creek, near River View. Their children are : 
Mary, Sarah, Ellen, William H., Margaret, Starrit, John, Vic- 
toria, Hansford, Sanford and Edna. 

Margaret married and resides in Buffalo, Mo. ; three chil- 

George W. was twice married ; have four children. 

Newton J. married Miss Jackson; one child, a daughter. 
His wife died and he married the second time to Miss Jackson, 
sister to his first wife. He is by occupation a successful mer- 
chant; residence Louisburg, Mo. 

Lizzie married James Kirk ; residence trbana, Dallas coun- 
ty, Mo. 

Delia married S. J. Mahaffey ; one child, a son Bertie L. ; 
residence LTrbana. 

2. West Hakris McKeax, the second child of Nathaniel 
and Mary Ann McKean, born January 2, 1832 ; removed with 
his father to Dallas county, Iowa, in 1848. He assisted in 
building the first saw mill in that county, known as the "Smith 

94 McKean Genealogies 

and Owens Mill." Soon after in 1849, he and his brother 
Starrit, crossed the plains to California. Harris has followed 
mining there ever since; (unmarried). 

3. Starrit Patterson, born February 28, 1833 removed 
with his father and family to Dallas county, Iowa, in 1848 ; 
went to California with his brother Harris in 1849, where ho 
engaged in the mining business for a while, finally bought out 
a lumber manufacturer, mill, timber and ox teams. Sold out 
and bought a farm. He married Miss Addie Hendrix; one 
child was born to them, a son, who died in infancy. Mr. Mc- 
Kean died from the effects of a hurt received while at work in 
a saw mill, and was buried in Scotch Valley, near Santa Cruz, 
a large number of his brother Odd Fellows from the city be- 
ing present. 

4. Cornelius McKean, son of Xathaniel and Mary Ann 
McKean, born July 18, 1834, removed with his father and fam- 
ily to Dallas county, Iowa, in 1848. He was at the first saw 
mill raising in the county, which was in the summer of 1848, 
"and at that time it took all of the available men in the county 
to raise the mill." He married Miss Nancy Ann McCulley. 
daughter of Samuel and Catherine McCulley, 1 May 8, 1852. 
Nine children were born to them : Mary Jane, Sedora, Eve, 
John, Albert, Jasper W., Anna, Evan C. and Roscoe C. 

Eva, daughter of Cornelius and Nancy Ann McKean, grad- 
uated at the Jefferson Normal Institute, and was a successful 

1. Originally MacAulay. Quoting from Mclan's Costumes of the 
Clans: "This clan has been derived from the ancient Earls of Len- 
nox, of whose family, in the thirteenth century, was Aulay, brother 
of Maol-duin, then Earl, whose son (was) also called Aulay." Al- 
though this has, "upon good grounds been presumed to be" the correct 
descent, it has not met with invariable belief; but on the contrary, the 
MacAulays have been pretty satisfactorily proved to be descended of 
the clan Gregor. "In 1591 a bond of man rent or deed of friendship, 
was executed between the chiefs of these two clans, in which Mac- 
Aulay acknowledged being a cadet in the MacGregors, and agrees in 
that character to pay MacGregor of Glenstrae the calp, which was a 
tribute of cattle given in acknowledgment of superiority, and in 1694 
a similar bond was given to Sir Duncan Campbell — when they again 
professed themselves MacGregors. They are thus seen to be a branch 
of the widespread clan Alpin. * * * The clan were settled in the 
Lennox at a very early period, their chief being, from his place of resi- 
dence, designated as of 'Ardincapel,' and among the deeds in the Len- 
nox chartulary, the MacAulays repeatedly occur. In Ireland there 
were several who had emigrated to that country of whom the ceann 
tigh, or chief held the estate of Glenerm in the County Antrim. 
George MacAulay, a native of Vig, in the county of Ross who died 
at the end of the last century was alderman of London, Hon. T. B. 
McAulay, M. P., writer and statesman." 

Nancy Ann McKe. 

Cornelius Homer Lyo 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 95 

teacher. She married August 1, 1894, to Mr. Alva Ellsworth 
I. yon, son Isaac P. and Mary (Terrell) Lyon (both oi Scotch 
descent). They have one child, Cornelius Homer Lyon. 

John, son of C. and X. A. McKean, was by occupation a 
brick manufacturer. He enlisted as private, Co. E, Third 
Kegiment, I. X. G. May 6, 1889; corporal June 27, 1892; 
company transferred to Co. B. Fourth Regiment April 30, 
1892 ; second lieutenant May 29, 1893 ; first lieutenant April 
18, 1894; captain May 21, 1898; mustered into United States 
service Spanish-American War as captain Co. B. Fifty-second 
Regiment Infantry, Iowa Volunteers, May 25, 1898; mustered 
out October 30, 1898 ; captain Co. B, Fifty-second Regiment 
I. X. G. March 9, 1899. He married Miss Iona Young of 
Grand Junction, Iowa; one sou, De Forest Ian. 

Albert, son of Cornelius and Xancy A. McKean, taught his 
first term of school at the age of seventeen years. He continued 
teaching until his marriage to Miss Lillie Latimar of Yale, 
Iowa. He was for several years a very successful manufacturer 
of brick. He is now in the hotel and restaurant business at 
Plover, Iowa. One child, a daughter Donald. 

Jasper W., son of Cornelius and Xancy Ann McKean, was by 
occupation a barber. He worked at his trade in Marshalltown, 
Iowa. From there he went to South Omaha. While there he 
was elected secretarv of the Barber's L^nion. He was a mem- 
ber of the American Federation of Labor. He married Miss 
Ella M. Price of Marshalltown, October 6, 1897. They re- 
moved to Perry, Iow r a, September 1900, where he continued to 
follow his trade until his sickness and death, January 26, 1901. 

Anna, daughter of Cornelius and Xancy Ann McKean, 
taught several terms of school and then turned her attention to 
the millinery business under the firm name of McKean and 
McCool, she followed this business until her marriage Febru- 
ary 26, 1895, to Homer C. Donaker, merchant of Jolley, Iowa. 
They had one child, a son, McKean Donaker, who died in in- 

Evan, son of Cornelius and Xancv Ann McKean, w T as a vouth 
of bright promise, honest, truthful and industrious, endowed 
with great musical talent. At the age of twelve years he was 
elected secretary of the I. O. G. T. of Alton Lodge, of which 
he was a member. He loved and served God in all the days of 
his life, and died at his home near Perry, Iowa, Wednesday, 
Xovember 7, 1888, aged fifteen years. 

96 McKean Genealogies 

Roscoe C, youngest son of Cornelius and Nancy Ann Mc- 
Kean, is a barber by occupation and is now engaged in that 
business in Perry, Iowa. He married in Council Bluffs, Iowa, 
Julv 5, 1900, to* Olive Van Gilder. 

tj 7 7 

Mary Jane and Sedora, the two eldest daughters of Cornelius 
and Nancy Ann McKean, died in infancy. 

Mr. McKean was a private in Co. E, Fourth Iowa Infantry 
in the Civil War, and a captain in the Iowa militia. 

5. Margaret Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary 
Ann McKean, born September 29, 1835 ; married John H. 
Roberts; four children were born to them, Harris, George 
Mary A. E. and Laura. 

. Harris married Eva Spauldin; children: John L., Mary, 
Marian, Charles H., Martha E., Arminta, Irwin and Ralph 
Mac, Mary and Marian, twins, and Irwin died in infancy 

George, son of John H. and Margaret E. Roberts, married 
Beatrice Sanders. They have one son, Glenn. 

6. Lucinda, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Ann Mc- 
Kean, born December 17, 1836; married James Minor; five 
children were born to them: William E., Mary J., Thomas N., 
David N. and Peter C. 

William E. Minor lives on the old homestead with his 
mother, Mr. Minor, her husband, having died about three years 

Mary J. died in infancy. 

Thomas. X. died at the age of three years. 

David N. Minor married April 10, 1892, to Mary Wood- 
worth. They have three children: Thomas O., Belle and Lu- 
cinda L. 

Peter C. Minor married Ola A. Sanders ; one son, Clyde. 

James Minor was born and raised in Ohio. He came West 
when in the prime of manhood and married and settled in 
Dallas county where he lived for several years. His last re- 
moval was to Greene county, Iowa where he owned a good farm 
and was a very successful farmer. 

7. Mary A., daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Ann Mc- 
Kean, born March 25, 1838 ; married David H. Bonine. Their 
children: Lucinda, a very successful teacher and artist, mar- 
ried Ely Hunn. One child, a daughter, Florence, resides in 
Des Moines, Iowa. 

Manford, a very successful school teacher, married Miss Mur- 
ray. One child, Ralph. 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer C. Dosaker 




Geo. \V. McKean, Perry, Iowa 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 97 

Minnie married Robert Osbourn. Their children: Howard, 
Bertha, Homer and Ruth. 

George was by occupation a teacher. He married Miss May 
Parmenter; removed to North Dakota. 

Arthur, a student of the Perry High School, graduated in 
the class of 1893 ; resides in Perry, Iowa. 

Margie, the youngest daughter, graduated in the Perry High 
School in the class of 1895, and is now teaching. 

Mr. Bonine died at his home in Perry, Iowa, December 25, 
1901, loved and respected by all who knew him. He united 
with the Baptist church of Perry, being one of its oldest mem- 

8. James X. died in infancy in 1840. 

9. Xathaniel Jasper, son of Xathaniel and Marv Mc- 
Kean, born February 9, 1841 ; by occupation a blacksmith and 
farmer. He married Miss Darrinda Willis. Their children: 

Laura married Sherman Elder ; one child, a son, Earl. She 
dierl in 1895, loved and respected. 

Arthur, their second child, is a farmer (unmarried). 

Cora married Cecil Wattrous. 

Ruth, the youngest daughter, is at home. 

10. George Washington McKean,, son of Xathaniel and 
Mary McKean, born October 24, 1843 ; married Mrs. Sarah 
(Howard) Gall. They reside in Perry, Iowa. George was a 
member of the Forty-sixth Iowa Infantry during the Civil War 
and is also a member of the G. A. R. Post of Perry. 

11. William Jackson, son of Xathaniel and Marv Mc- 
Kean, born April 5, 1845; enlisted as a private at the age of 
18 in Co. A. Twentv-third Iowa Infant rv Volunteers, and died 
of measles at Camp Patterson, Mo., and is buried there. 

12. Thomas Jefferson, the youngest son of Xathaniel and 
Mary McKean, born March 25, 1847 ; enlisted as a private in 
Co. E, Fourth Iowa Infantry, at the age of 17 years. He was 
taken sick on the "Atlanta campaign" and was sent to Brown 
General Hospital, Louisville, Ky., where he died and is buried. 
Thcmas was a youth of remarkable strength, jovial and good 
natured, endowed w T ith unusual intelligence. 

Mrs. Mary Ann McKean, wife of Xathaniel McKean, died 
in 1847, in Cole county, Mo., and was buried in the Robertson 
grave yard in that county. The approximate date of the sec- 
ond marriage of Mr. McKean to Roene Bonine was about the 
vear 1857. Their children : 

1. Clara married Columbus Willis, and have two daugh- 

98 McKean Genealogies 

ters : Elberta May and Leconie Grace ; both graduated in the 
Los Angeles, Cal., schools and are. now teaching in that state. 
2. Levi, the youngest child, married Miss Addie Bradley 
and have children: Earnest, Hazel and Harry, who died in 

Abner Grimes McKean, second son of Captain Abner G. 
and Sarah Patterson McKeen, was born in Belfast, Me., came 
west and enlisted in the army as has already been stated. He 
married first Miss L. Gilmore, and had one son, Starrit P., 
who married Rhoda Tash, and had one child. He was acci- 
dentally drowned. Mr. McKeen's second wife was Dorkas 
Woolsev bv whom he had seven children: Eliza, Nathaniel, 
Hannah, Ellennor, Sarah Jane, Abner G. and, Catherine. Of 
these — 

Eliza married George Mathas and had children. He died 
in the Union army some time during the Civil War. She and 
her children were living in Crawford county, Mo., the last ac- 

Xathaniel married and has sons and daughters. 

Hannah married William Walker and lives on Coataway 
creek, Crawford county. 

Ellennor was twice married. Her first husband died and 
she married George Seltzer,, a photographer. 

Abner married and removed to Washington territory. 

Sarah Jane married and removed to Arkansas. 

Mr. McKeen died at his home in Crawford county, Mo., and 
is buried there. 

Starrit Patterson McKeen,, son of Capt. Abner G. and 
Sarah (Patterson) McKeen, was born in Belfast, Maine; came 
west and enlisted in the United States service as has been noted. 
He married Mary McColoch of Scotch descent and settled in 
Jefferson county, Mo. Their children: Abner, James, Wil- 
liam. Hiram, Robert. Starrit P. accident all v shot himself 
while on a visit to his friends in Iowa. 

Isaac died at the age of seven years. 

Nathaniel died in infancy. Abner died at the age of 24 
(unmarried). Lucinda. Sopiita C. died aged 24 (unmarried), 
Sarah,, Mary Jane and Hannah. 

James married Miss Missouri Wideman; had three chil- 
dren. One child died in infancy. The other two: Starrit P. 
married Lucinda Pounds. 





Dasirl S. Simi-so: 

Posterity of John McKcan, of the Emigration of 1718 99 

Lucinda married Charles Cook; children of Lucinda and 
Charles Cook are: Julia, Iva and Hattie. William went to 
California and died there. 

Hiram married Martha Baker. Robert enlisted in the Union 
army in 1862 and was killed in battle near Vicksburg. Sarah 
married Charles Kelson ; two children were born to them. One 
died at the age of seven years; the other, Mary, was by occu- 
pation a teacher. Elizabeth died in infancy. Mary Jane mar- 
ried O. C. Harney. Xine children were born to them: Co- 
rinda, a school teacher; Freddie, Roy, Calista and others, 
names unknown to writer. Hannah McKeen married Josiah 
Xull, reside in Phelps county, Mo., near Rolla. 

Mary, his wife, died and Mr. McKeen married the second 
time to Mrs. Ware, by whom he had two children, Hugh and 
Hellen. Hellen married J. B. Crews and have three children : 
Bertha J., Gracie B. and Carrie. 

Jane, daughter of Capt. Abner G. and Sarah Patterson Mc- 
Keen, born in Belfast, Maine, February 17, 1797, and died 
June 16, 1851. She married John Simpson of Belfast, April 
9, 1822. They had eight children, five sons and three daugh- 
ters: Porter, Daniel, James S., Josiah, John, Sarah, 
Harriet A. and Hellen (twins). Hellen died in in- 
fancy. Porter died of yellow fever on ship board 
and was buried at sea August 12, 1848. John A. 
died of yellow fever at New Orleans, July 22, 1858. 
James S. married Abby Sawyer. Both died young; no chil- 
dren. Josiah R. married a Spanish lady and had three sons, 
William, Harry and James. They live in Nicaragua, Central 
America, and own a coffee estate. "He was lost in the quick 
sands, April 11, 1876. Mr. Simpson went to Nicaragua in 
1866, and was employed some four years in the Chentailes gold 
mines, erecting quartz machinery and in 1870 settled in Ma- 
nagua and engaged in the cultivation of coffee." 

Daniel S. Simpson enlisted in the Twenty-sixth Maine Reg- 
iment and was commissioned adjutant and served until the sur- 
render of Port Hudson in 1863. His term of enlistment having 
expired, he immediately re-enlisted in the Second Maine Cav- 
alry, a new regiment and was commissioned first lieutenant of 
Co. II and went directly to Xew Orleans and served in the de- 
partment of the gulf, until mustered out at Barrancas, Fla., 
December 8, 1865, General Thomas J. McKean being in com- 
mand of the post at that time. Mr. Simpson married Sarah 

100 McKean Genealogies 

Nichols of Searsport, Me. Two children: Howard and Ida. 
Ida married Dr. Knowls. 

Sarah Simpson married Geo. Cunningham, January 9, 
1845; have one child, a son, Oscar P. He graduated from 
Bowdoin College in the class of 1869, and is a lawyer and 
Judge of Probate for Hancock county, Me. He married Flor- 
ence Woodman of Bucksport, Me., October 31, 1879. They 
have two children, Theodore and Margaret. 

Harriet married Capt. Wilson C. Nichols of Searsport, 
September 14, 1866. Two children, Frank W. and Madge S. 
Frank was a photographer by occupation and followed his trade 
in Searsport. He married and died young. Madge S., born 
June 20, 1873 ; died May 31, 1874. Mr. Nichols died while 
on a voyage to Valparaiso, South America, 1881. 

Hannah married James Bicknell. Thev had one child, a 
daughter, Mary. Mrs. Bicknell died when Mary was four years 

Mary Bicknell married James Barker. Thev settled in 
Pasedana, Cal. ; children, James and Herbert. 

Eliza, daughter of Capt. Abner G. McKeen and his wife 
Sarah (Patterson) McKeen, married David Gilmore; their 
children: Juliett, Ellen (died at the age of 12 years), Abner, 
John, Joseph, David, Edgar and Sarah. 

Juliett married John P. Ames; two daughters, Dasie and 
Gertrude. Gertrude married Paul R. Hazeltine, removed to 
Los Angeles, Cal., where she died. Dasie married and removed 
to Chicago. 

Sarah married Capt. James White and had four children : 
Frederick married Laura Bazington. They have three chil- 
dren: Ella, Grace and Flora. Ella married William West. 
Grace married Valentine Pattershall. Flora married Samuel 

Sarah, youngest daughter of Capt. Abner G. and Sarah Pat- 
terson McKeen, married Hiram Holmes. Four children : 
Rozilla, Martha, Sarah and Alonzo. 

Martha married George W. Cunningham ; have one son. 
Roscoe, who married Hattie Flanders. 

Rozilla married Capt. Frank Cunningham and have chil- 
dren : Herbert, Charles, Fred, and Frances (who died young), 

Alonzo married Eliza Whitier. 

Sarah M., residence Belfast, Maine. 

The following appeared in the Belfast papers : 

"Mrs. Sal lie Holmes, one of the oldest residents of the town, 
died at her home in this city, March 11. She was born in Bel- 

Klisa Gii.more Sakah McKeen (Holmes] 

Belfast, Maine 



Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 101 

fast, March 27, 1804, and was the daughter of Capt. Abner 
and Sarah McKeen and granddaughter of Deacon Samuel Mc- 
Keen, one of the first settlers of the town. She was the last 
of a family of nine children and the mother of four childrea, 
three of whom survive her: Mrs. It. J. Cunningham of Ev- 
erett, Mass., A. II. Holmes, of Melrose, Mass. ; and Sarah M. 
Holmes, who has cared for her. She also leaves four grand- 
children. Her husband, Hiram Holmes, died in 1880. She 
was a woman of very amiable character, a faithful wife and 
kind mother. Her memory will ever be cherished by a large 
circle of friends. The funeral took place Sunday, March 14, 
at three o'clock, the Rev. C. H. Wells of the Universalist church 

Janet (Graham) McKeen 

Janet or "Jane, wife of Dea. Samuel McKeen, was a su- 
perior woman of strong common sense and earnest piety, a lady 
endowed with beauty and accomplishments which fitted her to 
move in an elevated sphere and her memory was ever cherished 
by her descendants, my mother especially, who lived in that 
immediate vicinity and whose intimate companionship and 
earliest recollections of her are vividly impressed on her mind. 
She can see her even now with her rosy cheeks and bright, 
laughing blue eyes. She spoke with a slight Scotch accent, and 
with ever a smile and a kind word for all. She died Januarv 
15, 1811, aged 75 years." (Her remains are at rest in the old 
burial place in Belfast, Maine.) From a letter of Miss Sarah 
M. Holmes of Belfast. 

Miss McKeen and the British. 

By Sarah M. Holmes 

Mother wishes me to give you a little incident which hap- 
pened in the year 1812, during our hostilities with England, 
in which she bore a conspicuous part. She was then about 
eight years of age. There are two drawbridges across the Pe- 
nobscot river for vessels to pass through, and Samuel McKeen, 
our great-grandfather, resided on a farm near the upper bridge. 
Mother lived with her aunt, Mrs. Ayers, in the next house. Bel- 

102 McKean Genealogies 

fast was then but sparsely populated, and when the inhabitants 
learned the enemy were coming, and with no means to oppose 
them, were alarmed, and many took their families and fled to 
the back towns, expecting the enemy would burn the town, but 
Samuel McKeen and his daughter (Mrs. Ayers) and Ephraim 
McKeen could not be induced to leave their home, so stood 
their ground. In a short time three vessels were seen coming 
up the river, which proved to be an English frigate and two 
transports. About seven hundred troops landed and marched 
through the town, came to the upper bridge and deliberately 
cut away the draw, placing a plank across the aperture thus 
made to cross on and encamped in Samuel McKeen's field nea- 
his house, much to his indignation and disgust, but he was 
obliged to submit. as there was no other alternative. Guards 
were stationed in every direction. Mother had to drive a cow 
to and from the pasture every day, and she was obliged to pass 
the red coated sentinel. She was very much afraid of him, 
and when the cow got her eye on the scarlet coat she raised her 
tail in the air and run for life with mother following close to 
her heels. The soldier laughed heartily, and on her return from 
the pasture spoke kindly to her and told her he would not 
"'arm a 'air of 'er 'ead." So she gradually overcame her timid- 
ity and would watch their maneuvers from the windows and 
child like admire their brilliant uniforms and bright weapons 
flashing in the sunlight. But their sojourn here was short, the 
impulsive Yankees were now thoroughly aroused and raising a 
company of volunteers from Belfast and adjoining towns, 
armed with pitchforks and every available weapon they could 
procure at short notice, crept stealthily in at midnight upon 
the slumbering Britons, and in stentorian tones the command to 
forward double quick was purposely given. Amazement and 
consternation quickly run through the camp of the enemy, and 
as the night was very dark and cloudy, not a star visible, and 
supposing they were surrounded by a large army, obeyed the 
summons to retreat with alacrity and accompanied by the exult- 
ant shouts of our little band of patriots, who forced them across 
that plank single file double quick. They re-embarked and re- 
turned to Castine to join the British fleet then in possession of 
that town. Mother often laughs about the bloodless but vic- 
torious battle. 

Posterity oj John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 103 

Robert McKean 

Robert McKean, born December 25, 178 — ; died Novem- 
ber 11, 1852. Sarah, his wife born November 28, 1793 ; died 
August 21, 1853. Children of Robert and Sarah McKean are: 

Leonard, born December 9, 1813, at Salem, X. H. ; mar- 
ried Angeline Dickey, April 2, 1840, at Deering, N". H. She 
was born February 15, 1817, at Deering; died at same place 
July 24, 1856. He married later Mrs. Eliza Parkinson. 

Elbridge G. McKean, born August 30, 1816, at Deering; 
married Nancy J. Colby, April, 1846. She was born February 
6, 1823, at Henniker, 1ST. H. ; died November 26, 1863, at Man- 
chester, N. H. ; married H. F. Colby in 1871. 

Sarah Adeline (McKean) Smith, born March, 1821, mar- 
ried Jonas G. Smith. She died October 31, 1887. Her hus- 
band lives in Boston. Children of Leonard and Angeline Mc- 
Kean : Charles Sydney, born March 1, 1841, at Deering; mar- 
ried July 4, 1866, at Manchester. Eliza, his wife, was born 
in Francestown, July 7; 1838. 

Eliza Jane,, born May 23, 1843, at Deering; died February, 
1880, at Manchester. 

George Henry, born in Deering July 8, 1845 ; died Jan- 
uary 18, 1859, in Manchester. 

Angeline Maria French, born January 28, 1847, in Deer- 
ing; married July 4, 1878, E. Payson French. 

Viena Dickey, born October 11, 1848, in Deering; died 
September 29, 1867, at Manchester. 

William Dickey, born October 6, 1850, in Deering; died 
June 15, 1873, at Manchester. 

Robert Edgar, born December 16, 1852 ; married July 4, 
1883, Hellen M. Colby, born in Deering, February 24, 1859. 

Leonard Alexander, born November 8, 1855, at Deering. 

Elbridge G. and Nancy McKean; their children: 

John Orin, born March 30, 1847 ; died March 30, 1847. 

Ellen E. McKean, born December 6, 1849. 

Frank Edgar, born December 6, 1857: married April, 1876, 
to Clara B. Corliss; died February 2, 1890. 

Sarah Adaline French, born February 8, 1857 ; married June 
1, 1880 ; died January 2, 1888. G. Ed. French. Grace Isabel, 
born May 31, 1863 ; died August 10, 1863. Children of Jonas 
G. Smith and his wife Sarah A. McKean are: Florence A., 
born October, 1848; married Robert R. Harmon, January, 

104 . McKean Genealogies 

Rev. W. E. C. Smith, born May, 1857 ; married June, 1886, 
Grace Snell; residence Boston. 

Grandchildren of Leonard and Angeline Dickey McKean: 
Charles S. McKean, Eliza Dodge, born June 14, 1874. 

Children of Angeline and Payson French: Frank French, 
born February, 1880; Amy French, born in 1882. 

Children of Eobert E. and Hellen (M. Colby) McKean: H. 
Gertrude, born October 25, 1883; died July 10, 1884; Arthur, 
born December 16, 1884. 

George and Clarence, born February 27, 1886. Ella Ber- 
nice, born April 28, 1892 (died same date). 

Grandchildren of Elbridge and Nancy Colby McKean (chil- 
dren of Frank E. and Clara B. Corliss) : Guy L., born June 
10, 1877, and Nancy J., August, 1880. 

Child of Sarah A. McKean and her husband, G. Ed. French: 
Carl, born April, 1882. 

(Continued from page 83.) 

Hugh McKeen, son of Dea. Samuel McKeen, was born in 
1755, and in 1775, at the age of twenty, enlisted as a private 
soldier in Daniel Wilkin's company from Acworth, N. H. His 
colonel was Timothy Bedell. They occupied a fort near Mon- 
treal, called the Cedars. Col. Bedell left his men in charge of 
Major Butterfield and went for reinforcements. The major 
surrendered to the British and Indians, and the men were in- 
humanly treated, starved and suffering from the cold, their 
clothes were taken from them, and they were compelled to run 
the gauntlet. The small number who escaped, found refuge 
at Crown Point. Later in life Mr. McKeen was granted a pen- 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 105 



2015 Q. Street. 


C. McKean, Esq., October 20, 1896. 

Perry, Iowa. 

My Dear Sir: 
In answer to your recent letter, I am happy to reply that 
you have my full permission to copy the genealogical portions 
of my McKean work and as much of the historical matter as 
you may wish, in your forthcoming work entitled the McKean 
Clans. (Changed to McKean Genealogies.) And wishing you 
every success in your undertaking, I remain, 

Yours very truly, 


3 WILLIAM 3 McKEAX, third son of James 2 McKean of 
Londonderry, Ireland, and grandson of William 1 McKean of 
Argyleshire, Scotland, emigrated from Ballymoney, County 
Antrim, Ireland, to Chester county, Pa., in 1727. 

The children of 3 William 3 and Susannah, his wife, annea ■■•a 
in her will, dated December 28, 1730, on pages eight and 
nine of Hon. Roberdeau Buchanan's McKean Genealogy, as 
follows : 

i. William 4 McCain 

ii. Thomas 2 McCain 4 
To whom she devises her land in equal parts. 

iii. Barbara Murrah, her daughter. 

iv. John Craghton, her son, also spelled Creaghton [per 
haps by a former marriage]. This son died in December, 1731. 
In his own will he signs his name Crighton, and mentions his 
brothers, William and Thomas McKane. Sister Barbara Mur- 
ray, to whom he left his plantation, and Margaret. 

v. Margaret married to John Henderson, whom Susannah 
McCain alludes to as her son-in-law. 

vi. James McKean is mentioned, who may have been an- 
other son. 

1 William 4 *McKean, the eldest son, was born in Ireland in 
1707. He is mentioned, together with his brother 2 Thomas 4 in 

•From Roberdeau Buhanan's McKean Family, using same words 
and from which is taken all that appears in this genealogy about Gov. 
Thomas McKean and his descendants. 

106 McKean Genealogies 

relation to a considerable dispute about some land in New Lon- 
don township. He married Letitia Finney, daughter of Rob- 
ert and Dorothea Finney of Thunder Hill, who died in 1742. 
He remained in New London and kept an inn in what is now 
Chatham until 1741. In this year, Thomas McKean, brother 
of William, purchased a tavern and was licensed to keep an inn 
at Tredyffren. At the beginning of the Revolution he owned 
property at Catham. In 1745, William McKean removed to 
Londonderry, succeeding James Logan as tavern keeper there, 
and married the widow Anne Logan, who died in 1751. 
William McKean died November 18, 1769, aged 65 years, ac- 
cording to Levi McKeen's manuscript. (The History of Lon- 
donderry states that he was born in 1704, a discrepancy of three 
years being noticed between this date and the date of his birth, 
above given.) William McKean left issue (so far as known) 
by his first wife, Letitia Finney. 1 

i. Robert, 5 born July 13, 1732; married a daughter of 
Edward Antill, the councillor, in February, 1763, and died Oc- 
tober 17, 1767. A monument was erected over his remains, at 
St. Peter's church, Perth Amboy, by his brother Thomas. 2 

ii. Thomas, 5 born March 19, 1734, of whom presently. 

iii. Dorothea, 5 married John Thompson of Delaware, and 
hp'l Thomas McKean. 

1. Thompson, Secretary of State of Pennsylvania under 
Governor McKean. 

2. Elizabeth married Colonel William McKennan, re- 
moved to Washington, Pa*, and had: 

Thomas McKean Thompson McKennan, member of Con- 
gress 1831-9, '41-3; Secretary of Interior. 1850; resigned. His 
eldest son, William McKennan, is now IT. S. Circuit Judge, 
Third Circuit. His son, John D. McKennan, Esq., is a mem- 
ber of the Pittsburgh bar. 

iv. William. 5 

The Finney Family 

Robert Finney, born in Ireland about 1668 ; came to Amer- 
ica with his wife Dorothea and children as earlv as 1720, and 
settled in Xew London township, Chester county, Pa. He pur- 

1. From Roberdeau Buchanan's McKean Family, p. 9. 

2. Contributed to Early History Perth Amboy, Wm. A. Whitehead, 
1856., pp. 177, 183, 225-7-8; N. J. Archives, 1st Ser., ix 338. 340; A 
Collection of Amer. Epitaphs, Rev. Timothy Alden, N. Y., 1814, V. No. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 107 

chased of Michael Harlan in 1722, the Thunder Hill tract of 
900 acres, for which a patent was granted to him August 4, 
1733. Tradition says that he was one of the defenders of Lon- 
donderry, and at the battle of the Boyne, 1690, was left for dead 
on the field. He recovered, dreamed of the land he was to 
purchase, emigrated to America and recognized it when he saw 
it. He was a ruling elder in the Elk river Presbyterian con- 
gregation, now known as the Rock church, Maryland, and he 
first ruling elder and chief founder of the New London Pres- 
byterian church in Chester county. He died in March, 1755, 
aged 87. Dorothea Finney died May 1752, aged 82. They 
are buried in the grave yard at Thunder Hill. Their children 
so far as known are; 

i. John settled in Xew Castle, Delaware ; colonel of a reg- 
iment of New Castle county ; married Elizabeth French. After 
her death, he married Sarah Richardson, and died March- April, 
1774, leaving at least four children, of whom the eldest was 
David Finney, a lawyer at New Castle and Justice of Supreme 
Court of Delaware for New Castle. 

ii. Robert,, physician, who inherited Thunder Hill, died 
about 1782. 

iii. Lazarus married Catherine Simonton ; died about 
1740, and left issue. 

iv. Letitia married William McKean, father of Governor 
Thomas McKean as above noted. 

v. Wilijam married Jane Stephenson, died 1751 ; left 

vi. Thomas married Mary — ; died about 1767 ; left issue. 

vii. Ann married John McClenachan of New London. 

108 McKean Genealogies 

From Roberdeau Buchanan's McKean Family 

Posterity of William McKean, the emigrant 1727 

I. Thomas McKean. 

The subject of this biography 1 was the son of William Mc- 
Kean and Letitia Finnev of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was 
born in New London township, Chester county, Pa., March 19, 
1734, old style. After an elementary instruction in reading, 
writing and arithmetic, Thomas and his elder brother Robert 
were, at the ages of nine and eleven years respectively, placed 
under the tuition of Francis Allison, 1). D., a man of 
character and reputation. 

After passing through the regular course of instruction here 
and acquiring a knowledge of the practical branches of mathe- 
matics, rhetoric, logic and moral philosophy, Thomas went to 
Newcastle in Delaware and entered the office of his relative, 
David Finney, as a law student. Some months after, he en- 
gaged as clerk in the prothonatary of the Court of Common 
Pleas, a situation which enabled him to learn the practice 
while he was studying the theory of the law. 

So great was the reputation that Mr. McKean acquired in 
his vouth bv his industry and talents that before he had attained 
the age of twenty-one years, he was admitted 2 as an attorney at 
law in the Courts of Common Pleas for the counties of New- 
castle, Kent and Sussex, and also in the Supreme Court. In 
May, 1755, was admitted to practice in the courts of his native 
county of Chester. He was also admitted to the courts of the 
city and county of Philadelphia. In 1758, April 17, he was 
admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the province of 
Pennsylvania. * * * He afterwards went to England and 
studied at the Middle Temple being admitted there May 9, 
1758. * * * In 1757, he was elected clerk of the House of 
Assembly. In 1762, he was selected by the legislature, together 
with Caesar Rodney, to revise and print the laws passed sub- 

1. The basis of this biography is Sanderson's Biography of the 
Signers, 2d edition, Philadelphia; published by Brown and Peters, 
1828. Robert Wain, Jr., is the author of many of the biographies in 
Sanderson, including that of Thomas McKean. The author is much 
indebted to Sanderson's Lives, yet the extracts from that work form 
but a small portion of the present biography, (McKean Family) in 
which are quotations from about two hundred or more other works. 

2. Seventeen hundred and fifty-four, J. Hill Martin, Bench and 
Bar of Philadelphia, 1883, and Pennsylvania Mag., v., 489. 



Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 109 

sequent to 1752, a duty which they speedily and satisfactorily 
executed. In the same vear Mr. McKean first embarked in the 
stormy sea of politics, which he continued to brave for nearly 
half a century. In October, 1762, he was elected a member of 
the Assembly from the county of Newcastle, and was annualb 
returned for seventeen successive years. So much attached to 
him were the people of that county that they continued to elec'. 
him, although for the last six years of this time he was residing 
in Philadelphia. He still, however, retained his house in New 
castle. Finally on the first of October, 1779, on the day of 
the general election in Delaware, declining the honor of further 

On Thursday, the twenty-first day of July, 1763, Mr. Mc- 
Kean was married to Miss Mary Borden, eldest child of Col. 
Joseph Borden of Bordentown, ~N. J. She and her sister Ann, 
who married Francis Hopkinson, were said to be two of the 
most beautiful ladies in New Jersey. 1 * * * 

The passage of the Stamp Act in 1765 aroused a storm of 
indignation throughout the colonies. Had its measures been 
carried out, it would have been ruinous to their prosperity. 
"The sun of liberty is now set," said Charles Thompson, "you 
must light up the candles of industry and economy." To avert 
the threatened evils of this act, the legislature of Massachusetts 
proposed to the other colonies to appoint delegates to a general 
congress, who might consult together, and: i n a dutiful and 
k»\al manner, represent the condition of affairs to the king and 
parliament. To this distinguished body Thomas MeKean was 
ejected a member from the three lower counties on the Dela- 
ware. Upon reporting to the Assembly at Newcastle, Mr. Mc- 
Kean and Mr. Rodney received a unanimous vote of thanks of 
that house for their services. Mr. McKean, writing to John 
Adams, 13th of June, 1812, mentions that he is the only sur- 
vivor of the Stamp Act Congress. 2 

In October, 1772, Mr. McKean was unanimously elected 
Speaker of the House of Assembly of Delaware. He writes to 
Mr. Adams that he was unanimously elected, although only six 
of the members were Whigs. 3 

The "Tea Act," so known, which went into effect a year later, 
aroused more indignation than the Stamp Act. The Delaware 
House of Representatives referred the matter to a committee 

1. E. M. Woodward in Bordentown Register. 

2. Adam's Works, x., 14. 

3. Works of John Adams, C. F Adams, x., 82. 

110 McKean Genealogies 

of whom Mr. McKean was chairman. On December 16, 1773, 
the tea was thrown overboard in Boston.* When the Boston 
Port Bill was passed in March, 1774, closing the port of Bos- 
ton, the colonies sent for aid for the sufferers in that city. The 
Delaware letter was signed by Oaeser Rodney, Thomas Mc- 
Kean and George Read, 1 and at a meeting of citizens held at 
Newcastle, June 29, 1774, a committee of thirteen was ap- 
pointed to solicit contributions for the sufferers, among the 
members being Thomas McKean, George Read and John Mc- 
Kinlv. 2 

About this time, Mr. McKean met with a serious affliction 
in the death of his wife, on Friday, the twelfth of March, 
1773, 3 at half-past eleven o'clock, in the twenty-ninth year of 
her age, 4 leaving two sons and four daughters, one of the lat- 
ter being an infant two weeks old. A notice of her death ap- 
pears in the Pennsylvania Gazette of March 17th. She was 
buried on the Sunday following, in the burial grounds of Im- 
manuel church, Newcastle. Not long after this event, either 
in the same year or more probably in the following year, Mr. 
McKean removed his residence to Philadelphia, although he 
also retained his house in Newcastle. 

On Saturday, September 3, 1^74, Mr. McKean was married 
a second time, to Miss Sarah Armitage of Newcastle. They 
were married by the Rev. Joseph Montgomery, who was, as I 
have ascertained, pastor of the First Presbyterian church at 
Newcastle, from 1765 to 1777. No records of that church are 
now in existence prior to 1842. 

The Continental Congress 

The political troubles of the colonies had been increasing to 
such an extent that a correspondence naturally arose among the 
leading and influential characters throughout the continent; 
public meetings were held in various places, and it was finally 
agreed to call another general congress of the colonies to meet 
in Philadelphia on the first Monday in September, 1774. The 

* Scharf's History Del., 1888. i.. 215. 

1. Frothingham. Rise of the Republic, p. 387. 

2. Life of Geo. Read, W. T. Read; the name wrongly spelled Mc- 

3. Not February, 1773, as stated in Sanderson's Lives. 

4. Gov. McKean's Bible record, in possession of H. P. McKean, 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 111 

three Delaware counties met in convention, August 1, 1774, 
of which Mr. McKean was a member from Newcastle coun- 
ty. The credentials of the Newcastle delegates were signed by 
Thomas McKean, chairman of the county committee. This 
convention elected Caesar Rodney, Thomas McKean and George 
Read as their delegates to Congress. "Thomas McKean," says 
Bancroft, "was the leading delegate from Delaware/' and on 
the fifth of September, took his seat in this august assembly, 
of which he became an invaluable ornament, and from that day 
his country claimed him as her own. 1 Sanderson states that he 
was annually elected a member until the first of February, 
1783, and is the only member who served from its opening until 
after the preliminaries of peace of 1783 were signed. He was, 
however, not a member during 1777. 

On the 20th of October, 1774, Congress, as a retaliatory 
measure, entered into a "non-importation, non-consumption, 
and non-exportation agreement or association," signed by fifty- 
three members, including Thomas McKean and George Read, 
of the lower counties. 2 

In the troublous times now approaching, the people through- 
out the colonies elected Committees of Inspection and Obser- 
vation, Committees of Correspondence, Committees of Safety, 
etc., and enrolled themselves in military organizations. The 
Committees of Correspondence 3 were chosen during the winter 
of 1773-4 by the several Assemblies, upon recommendation of 
the House of Burgesses of Virginia. Thomas McKean was one 
of the Delaware Committee. It may be conjectured that as Del- 
aware was in a measure considered "the three Lower Counties 
of Pennsylvania," the Delaware Committee was merged in with 
the Philadelphia Committee. There were six Sub-Committees 
of Inspection and Observation in Philadelphia. 4 The Com- 
mittee of Safety in Pennsylvania was constituted by the As- 
sembly June 30, 1775, composed of some of the most prominent 
men in the colony: Henry Wynkoop, Anthony Wayne, Ed- 
ward Biddle, Thomas Willing, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel 
Roberdeau, John Cadwallader, Robert Morris, Thomas Whar- 
ton and others, in all twenty-five, of whom seven constituted a 

The military organization in Pennsylvania called itself the 
Associators, and being at first voluntary, became afterwards 

1. Sanderson's Lives. 

2. Birth of the Republic, D. W. Goodloe. 1889, pp. 80-85. 

3. See Frothingrham on this subject, p. 312, et seq. 

4. Scharf and Westeott, i. 290-3. 

112 McKean Genealogies 

compulsory. They were governed by a board of officers, and a 
board of privates. Of the former Colonel Daniel Roberdeau 
of the Second Battalion was elected president. About May, 
1776, two more battalions were added to the Associators; the 
Fourth, Colonel Thomas McKean and the Fifth, Colonel Tim- 
othy Matlack. 1 The disagreement between England and the 
colonies continued to increase. The king and ministry made 
no reply to overtures of reconciliation that had been made by 
the' colonies until at last, weary of vain efforts, Congress on 
the 15th of May passed an important act — the first of a series 
of events, which culminated in the Declaration of Independence 
— recommending to the colonies that where no government suf- 
ficient to the exigencies of their affairs had been established; 
to adopt such government, and that all authority under the 
crown should be suppressed, and all powers be under the author- 
ity of the people. Some members in Congress opposed this, but 
Mr. McKean was strongly in favor, and said, "that the step 
must be taken, or liberty, property and life be lost." 2 * * * 
On the 6th of June, the Fourth Battalion, Colonel McKean, 
unaimously agreed to support the resolution of Congress of the 
15th of May and the proceedings of the meeting of May 20th. 

Convention of Deputies at Carpenter's Hall 

This important convention, which commenced on the 18th 
of June, 1776, was the immediate result of the meeting of May 
20th. Deputies, to the number of 104, attended from all the 
committees in the province; Colonel McKean, chairman of the 
City Committee, called the meeting to order, and stated its ob- 
ject. In its organization, Colonel McKean was made president, 
Colonel Joseph Hart vice-president, Jonathan Bayard Smith 
and Samuel Cadwallader Morris secretaries, Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Colonel John Bayard, Timothy Matlack and Dr. Benjamin 
Rush were among those present. The resolution of the 15th 
of May was read, and it was resolved "that the present gov- 
ernment of the province was not competent to the exigencies 
of our affairs." On the 23d, the chairman, Colonel McKean, 
Dr. Rush and Colonel James Smith 3 are a committee to pre- 
pare a Declaration, which was agreed to on the 24th; that the 

1. Scharf and Westcott, p. 307 and Penn. in War of Revolution, 
W. H. Egle, 1887. 

2. Bancroft, Hist. U. 8. 1860, viii. 368. 

3. Not Franklin as stated in Sanderson's Lives. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 113 

deputies are willing to concur in a vote of Congress "declaring 
the united colonies free and independent states." The conven- 
tion then adjourned and this Declaration, signed by Thomas 
McKean, president, was by him delivered the next day directly 
to Congress. 2 

The Declaration of Independence 

Following close upon the convention at Carpenter's Hall, and 
encouraged by their fearless Declaration, Congress on the 1st 
of July resumed the debate upon the resolution before that 
body which had been postponed from the 10th of June ; and on 
the 2d of July, 1776, agreed to the resolution reported from 
the Committee of the Whole, "that these United Colonies are, 
and of right, ought to be, free and independent states." * * * 
The committee asked leave to sit again, and likewise made the 
same request on the 3d. On the 4th of July, 1776, the com- 
mittee reported the Declaration to Congress when it was unani- 
mously agreed to. There is no account of the debates on Inde- 
pendence. Adams spoke, as did McKean, but we have no re- 
port of what they said. R. H. Lee, Wythe, Gerry, Jefferson 
and Samuel Adams also gave their voices in favor. 3 * * * 
When the vote was taken on the 2d of Julv in Committee of the 
Whole, Mr. McKean voted for and Mr. Read against the resolu- 
tion. The vote of Delaware was thus divided and lost Tall votes 
being taken by states). Every state, except Pennsylvania and 
Delaware, had voted in favor of the measure, and it was of 
great importance to secure a unanimous vote. Mr. McKean, 
therefore, without delay dispatched an express, at his own ex- 
pense, for Mr. Rodney, who was then in Delaware. That gen- 
tleman hastened to Philadelphia, and arrived at the state house 
in his boots and spurs, just in time on the morning of the 4th 
to cast his vote in favor, and the vote of Delaware was secured. 
Two Pennsylvania delegates absented themselves, and that state 
was also united with the majority, making the vote unanimous} 
These circumstances are related by Mr. McKean in a letter to 
Governor Thomas Rodney, dated August 22, 1813, and again 
in a letter to John Adams, January 7, 1814. 

2. Force's American Achives iv., vi., 951-66, 1721; Frothingham's 
Rise of the Republic, 522-3, Bancroft's History, viii.. 445, et seq. 

3. Historiq account of old state house. F. M. Etting, p. 96. 

4. Sanderson's Lives. Lives of McKean and Rodney. 

114 McKean Genealogies 

The incident just related forms the subject of a poem by the 
well-known writer, George Alfred Townsend. 1 Thomas Mc- 
Kean's soliloquy, as he waits upon the state house steps for Mr. 
Rodney, and the concluding stanzas, are as follows: 

"Read is skulking; Dickinson is 

With conceit and fright our foeman, 
Wedded to his Quaker monies," 

Mused the grim old rebel Roman; 
"Pennsylvania, spoiled by faction, 

Independence will not dare; 
Maryland approves the action, 

Shall we fail on Delaware ?" 

In the tower the old bell rumbled, 

Striking slowly twelve o'clock. 
Down the street a hot horse stumbled, 

And a man in riding frock, 
With a green patch on his visage, 

And his garments white with grime. 
"Now praise God !" McKean spoke grimly, 

"Caesar Rodney is on time." 

Silent, hand in hand together, 

Walked they in the great square hall, 
To the roll with "Aye" responded 

At the clerk's immortal call ; 
Listened to the Declaration 

From the steeple to the air; 
Here this day is made a nation, 

By the help of Delaware ! 

Mr. McKean's Services in Favor of the Declaration 

Let us now briefly recapitulate Mr. McKean's services in 
favor of the Declaration, as above related: First, as a mem- 
ber of Congress, he assisted in passing the resolution of the 
15th of May. Next, as an "eminent civilian," he was the chief 
speaker at a meeting of citizens which ratified the resolution. 
As chairman of the Philadelphia Committee, he issues a call 

1. Poetical Addresses Bonaventure & Co., N. Y., 1881, Caesar Rod- 
ney's 4th of July. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 115 

for a meeting of deputies of all the committees in the state, 
and also reports this to Congress. As colonel of a battalion he 
joins his command, and the resolution is again ratified; he 
takes the chair as Speaker of the Assembly of Delaware, and 
at his instance the resolution is again ratified ; he calls to order 
the meeting of deputies at Carpenter's hall, who have met to- 
gether in answer to his call, and is made chairman. The meet- 
ing agrees to support a vote of Congress, that these colonies 
are free and independent states. As a privileged delegate from 
this meeting, he walks into Congress and lays the report be- 
fore that bodv. He votes for the Declaration in Committee of 
the Whole, but his vote is neutralized by Mr. Read, who votes 
against him ; he sends an express at his own expense for Mr. 
Rodney on the 2d, and on the memorable 4th of July, 
with Mr. Rodnev outvotes Mr. Read, and secures a unanimous 

On the 28th of July, 1777, Mr. McKean received from the 
Supreme Executive Council, the commission of Chief Justice 
of Pennsylvania, the duties of which high station he performed 
with zeal and fidelitv for twenty-two years. At the time of his 
appointment he was Speaker of the House of Assembly of Dela- 
ware, and a delegate in Congress from that state. 1 "Chief Jus- 
tice McKean," observes a late Judge of the Supreme Court, 
"was a great man ; his merit in the profession of the law and as 
a judge, has never been sufficiently appreciated. Tt is only since 
T have been upon the bench that I have been able to conceive 
a just idea of the greatness of his merit. His legal learning 
was profound and accurate, but in the words of the poet — 

Materiam superbat opus. 

"The lucidity of his explication and the perspicuity of his 
language, which is the first excellence in the communication of 
ideas was perfect ; but I never saw equaled his dignity of man- 
ner in delivering a charge to a jury, or on a law argument to the 
bar. But what is still more, his comprehension of mind in 
taking notes, so as to embrace the substance and yet omit noth- 
ing materia 1 , has appeared to be inimitable." 

"All subsequent dpcisions of the Supreme Court have sanc- 
tioned his judicial fame, and even European judges yielded 
to him spontaneous praise," 2 

1. Scharf and Westcott, ii., 1559, Hazard's Pennsylvania Archives, 
v., 621. 

2. The Supreme Court Bench of Pennsylvania, in Hazard's Reg., 
iii., 241. 

116 McKean Genealogies 

President of Congress 

To this exalted position, the highest in the gift of the people 
or of Congress, Judge McKean was elected on the resignation 
of Samuel Huntington on the 10th of July, 1781. General 
Washington sent his congratulations to him under date of July 
2i # 2 * * * On Sunday, September 2d of this year, the 
American army passed through to Philadelphia going south; 
followed on the third and fourth by the French troops. As the 
latter passed through, they were reviewed by Thomas McKean, 
President of Congress, who on this occasion, appeared in black 
velvet with a sword at his side, and his head covered. On his 
left were Washington and Rochambeau uncovered, and on his 
right M. de Luzerne, the French minister. As the officers sa- 
luted in passing, McKean responded by removing his hat; and 
afterwards complimented the appearance of the various corps. 3 

These were the troops marching to victory at Yorktown, and 
not many weeks afterwards, Colonel Tilghman, one of Wash- 
ington's aides-de-camp rode express to Philadelphia, to carry 
the dispatches of his chief, announcing to Congress the joyful 
tidings of the surrender of Cornw,allis. "It was midnight when 
he entered the city, October 23, 1781. Thomas McKean, the 
President of Congress, resided in High street, near Second. 
Tilghman knocked at the door so vehemently that a watchman 
was disposed to arrest him for disturbing the peace. McKean 
arose, and presently the glad tidings were made known." 4 And 
as the watchman — an old German named Hurry — called the 
hour he proclaimed in a loud, sonorous voice, "Basht dree 
o'clock and Gornwallis isht daken." 5 

Elected Governor of Pennsylvania 

In October, 1799, Thomas McKean was elected Governor of 
Pennsylvania. There were two political parties: the Republi- 
can or Democratic-Republican (a term which came into use 
about this time) and the Federalist. The former, which was 
against the encroachments of the federal government, supported 

2. Writings of Washington, Jared Sparks, 12 Vols., Boston, 1837, 
viii., 112. 

3. Scharf and Westcott, i., 415. Also Thatcher's Military Journal, 
Boston, 1827. 

4. Lossing's Field Book of Rev., 1852, ii., 527. 

5. Scharf and Westcott, i.. 415-6. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 117 

McKean; the later, which favored the strong measures of the 
government, voted for Ross. 1 McKean received 38,036 votes 
against 32,643 for Ross, a majority of 5,393. 2 The election 
marked an important era in politics, for it brought in power 
the new party which was afterwards destined to rule the country 
many years. The Democratic-Republicans went wild over the 
election of Thomas McKean, for it was the first triumph of the 
new party. 

Judge McKean took the oath of office as governor on the 17th 
of December, 1799. In the fall of 1802, Governor McKean 
was re-elected, his popularity gaining for him an immense ma- 
jority, receiving no less than 47,879 votes against 17,037 for 
his old competitor Ross. His majority alone was a vindication 
of his three years' administration ! Three-fourths of the people 
are with him. His majority was 30,000 in a total vote of 
65,000. This immense majority brought him forward as one 
of the most prominent men in his party. Being a strong can- 
didate, he was, therefore, in the fall of 1803, urgently solicited 
to become a candidate for the vice-presidency with Mr. Jefferson 
at his second nomination, but he declined this honor both on 
public and private considerations. In the fall of 1805, Mr. 
McKean was again elected governor over Simon Snyder, by a 
large majority — nearly 5,000 votes. The senate and house were 
strongly for McKean. 

At the end of his term of office Governor McKean retired to 
private life, having been before the public continuously, and 
in many of the highest offices for forty-six years. At length, 
loaded with honors, this venerable patriot departed to "the gen- 
eration of his fathers," on the 24th of June, 1817, aged eighty- 
three years, two months and twenty-five days. 

Governor McKean's second wife survived him but three 
years, and died on Saturday, May 6, 1820, aged seventy-three 
years, and was buried on the seventh in the grave yard of the 
First Presbyterian church. 

Governor McKean's remains were interred here, but subse- 
quently the remains were removed to the family vault of his 
grandson, Henry Pratt McKean, Esq., in Laurel Hill Ceme- 
tery, Philadelphia. 

All of Governor McKean's children are named in his Bible 
record, owned by Henry Pratt McKean, and also the first six 

1. Life of Thomas Jefferson, Henry S. Randall, ii., 506. 

2. Legis, Handbook of Pennsylvania, T. B. Cochran, 1889, for the 
rotes in detail; Scharf and Westcott. i., 498. 

118 McKean Genealogies 

in another record in possession of Miss Anna M. Bayard. They 
are as follows: 

By his first wife, Mary Borden: 

(2) i. Joseph Borden, born Sunday, July 28, 1764. 

(3) ii. Kobert, born Sunday, March 9, 1766. 

(4) iii. Elizabeth, born Tuesday, August 18, 1767. 
(Mrs. Andrew Pettit.) 

(5) iv. Letitia, born Friday, January 6, 1769. (Mrs. 
Geo. Buchanan.) 

v. Mary, born Monday, February 18, 1771; died Thurs- 
day, December 27, 1781 ; buried in burial ground of First 
Presbyterian church. 

(6) vi. Anne, born Thursday, February 25, 1773. (Mrs. 
Andrew Buchanan.) 

By his second wife, Sarah Armitage: 

vii. A Son, born Wednesday, ^November 1, 1775; died the 
same day. 

(7) viii. Sarah, born Monday, July 8, 1777; baptized 
by Rev. Joseph Montgomery. (The Marchioness de Casa 
Yrujo.) ^ 

(8) ix. Thomas, born Saturday, ^November 20, 1779, 
Philadelphia ; baptized January 30, 1780. 1 

x. Sophia Dorothea, born Monday, April 14, 1783, Phil- 
adelphia; baptized July 27, 1783; died December 27, 1819; 
buried First Presbyterian church. 

xi. Maria Louisa, born Wednesday, September 28^ 1785, 
Philadelphia ; baptized January 30, 1786 ; died Tuesday, Octo- 
ber 21, 1788 ; buried First Presbyterian church. 

Children of Governor Thomas McKean [I.] 

2. Joseph Borden McKean,, born July 28, 1864. Grad- 
uated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1782, and subse- 
quently received his master's degree. Studied law and was ad- 
mitted to the Philadelphia bar September 10, 1785 ; and the 

1. These baptisms are from register of First Presbyterian church, 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 119 

same year to the Chester county bar. In 1817, March 27, Mr. 
McKean was appointed an Associate Judge in the District 
Court of the city and county of Philadelphia. He was com- 
missioned Presiding Judge October 1, 1818. 

Judge McKean was married April 13, 1786 to Hannah Miles, 
at the First Baptist church of Philadelphia. He died in Phila- 
delphia September 3, 1826, and was buried in the graveyard 
of the First Presbyterian church ; Mrs. McKean died in Phila- 
delphia, March 2, 1845, in her 81st year. 

Their children: 

i. Mary, born Philadelphia, February 20, 1787; died 
Philadelphia May 6, 1831 ; unmarried. 

ii. Catharine, born Philadelphia, May 25, 1788 ; died in 
infancy February 1, — . 

(9) iii. Samuel Miles, born Philadelphia, November 28, 

iv. Thomas, born Philadelphia, October 25, 1791; died 
July 12, 17,92. 

(10) v. Joseph Kirkbridge, born Philadelphia Novem- 
ber 14, 1792. 

vi. Elizabeth, born Philadelphia, March 22, 1794: died 
July 9, 1861, Germantown, Pa. ; unmarried. 

vii. Ann, born August 16, 1796; died December 18, 1800. 
viii. Letitia, born August 18, 1798; died August 8, 1800. 

(11) ix. William Wister, born September 19, 1800. 

x. Letitia Henrietta, born August 14, 1802 ; died Phila- 
delphia, March 16, 1863; unmarried. 

xi. Caroline, born April 27, 1805, Philadelphia; died 
Philadelphia,. March 19, 1833 ; unmarried. 

xii. Adeline Julia, born April 22, 1809, Philadelphia. 
(Mrs. Bayard.) 

3. Kobert McKean, born March 9, 1766, at Xewcastle, 
Delaware. He was a merchant in Philadelphia. He was mar- 
ried in the Second Presbyterian church, April 17, 1794, to 
Miss Ann Smith, daughter of William Smith and Mary Sam- 
merzel. Mr. McKean died November 3, 1813 ; his wife June 
3, 1802. Their children : 

(13) i. Mary, born January 8, 1797, Philadelphia. (Mrs. 

ii. William S., born — ; died young. 

4. Mrs. Elizabeth (McKean) Pettit, born August 18, 
1767. Married December 8, 1791, to Andrew Pettit, son of 

120 McKean Genealogies 

Charles Pettit, a distinguished patriot and statesman of the 
Kevolution, and member of the Continental Congress. Andrew 
Pettit was born February 22, 1762. Mrs. Pettit died Sep- 
tember 9, 1811, and is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mr. 
Pettit died March 6, 1837. Their issue: 

i. Sarah, born September 15, 1792; died Philadelphia, 
August 16, 1851; unmarried. 

ii. Mary Anne, born December, 21, 1793; died Philadel- 
phia, July 22, 1863 ; unmarried. 

(14) iii. Charles, born March 31, 1795. 

iv. Letitia, born December 24, 1796; died February, 20, 

(15.) Thomas McKean, born December 26, 1796; died 
February 20, 1797. 

vi. Elizabeth, born February 10, 1800; died April 29, 
1884; unmarried. 

(16) vii. Theodosia, born January 10, 1802. (Mrs. 

(17) viii. Robert, born February 19, 1804. 

(18) ix. Henry, born December 10, 1806. 
x., xi. Two died in extreme infancy. 

5. Mrs. Laetitia (McKean) Buchanan, born in Xew 
Castle, Delaware, January 6, 1769. She was married by the 
Rev. Dr. Ewing on Thursday, June 11, 1789, to Dr. George 
Buchanan. 1 

The Buchanan Family 2 

The family of Buchanan is a very ancient one in the High- 
lands of Scotland, dating from the year 1016, and constitutes 
one of the Highland Clans. The genealogy of the family was 
published in 1723, by William Buchanan of Auchmar, entitled, 
"An Essay on the Surname of Buchanan/' Of this family, of 
the Drumakill branch, was Mungo Buchanan, of Hiltoun and 
Auchentorlie, who was admitted a writer to the signet, Novem- 
ber 4, 1695; and who was married January 22, 1687, to Anna 

1. This date is from both of Governor McKean's Bible registers, 
and is verified by the marriage notice in the Pennsylvania Packet of 
June 17, 1789. 

2. The arms of this family, with various differences in the several 
branches, are Or, a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules, with- 
in a double treasure flowered and counter flowered with fleurs-de-lis 
of the second. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 121 

Barclay, and died April 3, 1710, leaving several sons, among 
whom was: 1 

Dk. George Buchanan, born in Scotland about 1680, emi- 
grated to Maryland in 1723, practiced medicine, and was ap- 
pointed in 1729 one of the commissioners to lay out the town of 
Baltimore. He was a member of the General Assembly in 
1749. He married Eleanor Kogers, daughter of Xicholas 
Kogers; and died April 23, 1750. His remains were interred 
in the family burial ground on his estate, called Druid, Hill, 
containing 500 acres. Druid Hill remained in possession of 
his descendants until 1860, when it was sold by Lloyd X. 
Kogers, to the city of Baltimore for $500,000 and is now the 
beautiful Druid Hill Park. 2 

His second son, General Andrew Buchanan, born Octo- 
ber 22, 1734, was lieutenant of Baltimore county, and presid- 
ing justice. He acted a conspicuous part during the Revolu- 
tion, being a member of the Committees of Correspondence, 
1774, and of Observation 1775, and one of the five brigadier 
generals of the state troops, 1776. He was married July 20, 
1760, to Susan Lawson; and died March 12, 1786, and is 
buried at Druid Hill. 

Dr. George Buchanan, was born in Baltimore, September 
19, 1763, married Laetitia McKean as above stated. Pie 
studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania under the 
celebrated Dr. William Shippen, and graduated as a bachelor of 
medicine in 1785. He then went abroad and prosecuted his 
studies at Edinburgh and Paris, returning to Baltimore in 1789 
and the same year received his degree of M. D. from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania and entered into practice in Baltimore 
in the partnership with Dr. Samuel S. Coale. * * * 

Dr. Buchanan died of vellow fever Julv 9, 1808, and was 
buried at the Lazaretto. 

Mrs. Buchanan after her husband's death removed to Phila- 
delphia, where she died Sunday, February 9, 1845. Dr. and 
Mrs. Buchanan's children are as follows: 

i. Susanna, born April 9, 1790 ; died August 24, 1795. 

ii. Thomas McKean, born September 17, 1791 ; died Octo- 
ber 5, 1791. 

1. Letter, July 27, 1888, of Guthrie Smith, Esq., of Mugdock Castle, 
Milngavie, Scotland. 

2. Baltimore during the Revolutionary War, Robt. Purviance, 1849. 
American Archives, P. Force, numerous references. Scharf's History, 

122 McKean Genealogies 

(19) iii. Mary Ann, born October 15, 1792. (Mrs. 
Coale. ) 

iv. "Rebecca Susanna, born October 15, 1793. 
v. Andrew, born November 10, 1794; died — ; buried 
May 1, 1796. (St. P. church.) 

(21) vi. George, born July 27, 1796. 

(22) vii. McKean, born July 27, 1798. 

(23) viii. Franklin, born September 17, 1800. 

ix. Elizabeth, born January 25, 1801; died August 24, 

x. Joseph McKean, born May 7, 1804 ; died June 7, 1804. 

(20) xi. Laetitia Egger, born October 17, 1806. 

6. Mrs. Anne (McKean) Buchanan, born February 25, 
1773, married April 6, 1797, to Andrew Buchanan, son of 
General Andrew Buchanan, and younger brother of Dr. George 
Buchanan. Andrew was born in Baltimore, July 29, 1766. 
Mrs. Anne Buchanan died May 26, 1804, and was buried on 
the 28th in the Buchanan graveyard at Druid Hill. Mr. Bu- 
chanan married a second time, Miss Carolina Virginia Mary- 
landa Johnson, daughter of Joshua Johnson, Esq. and sister 
cf Mrs. President John Quincy Adams, by whom he had one 
child, the late Brevet Major General Robert C. Buchanan, U. 
S. Army, a veteran officer of the Mexican and late war, and the 
recipient of five brevets for gallantry and bravery in action. 
He died in Baltimore, October, 2, — . 

The children of Andrew and Anne Buchanan are : 

(24) i. Susan, born February 27, 1798, Baltimore. 
(Mrs. Newman.) 

(25) ii. Mary, born November 1, 1800, Baltimore. (Mrs. 
Sanf ord. ) 

(26) iii. Ann McKean, born May 8, 1803. (Mrs. 

7. Sarah Maria Theresa (McKean), Marchioness de 
Casa Yrujo, born in Newark, Delaware, July 8, 1777, bap- 
tized according to the rites of the Roman Catholic church, 
April 8, 1780. Her great beauty and many accomplishments 
made her one of the leading belles in Philadelphia, then the 
seat of goverment. A description of society at this time (dur- 
ing Washington's administration) has been given in that ele- 
gant work, "The Republican Court" by Rufus Wilmot Gris- 
wold, 1867 ; illustrated by numerous likenesses of the most 
prominent ladies. Among these engravings is one of Miss Sally 
McKean, from the original portrait by Gilbert Stuart. The 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 123 

country was just recovering from the revolutionary struggle, 
and society was never gayer than at this time. In Seharf and 
Westcott's History of Philadelphia (ii. 905), may be found a 
description of Mrs. Washington's first reception, by Miss Mc- 
Kean, in a letter to a friend in Xew York, by a resident of 
Arch street, whose name is not mentioned, but suspected to be 
President Washington. "Among the first to arive," says the 
narrator, "was Chief Justice McKean, accompanied by his 
lovely daughter, Miss Sally McKean. Miss McKean had many 
admirers, but her heart was still her own. She wore a blue 
satin dress trimmed with white crepe and flowers, and petti- 
coat of white crejre richly embroidered, and across the front a 
festoon of rose color caught up with flowers. * * * The next 
to arrive was Senor Don Carlos Martinez de Yrujo, a stranger 
to almost all the guests. lie spoke with ease but with a foreign 
accent, and was soon lost in amazement at the grace and beauty 
of Miss McKean." Sir Robert Liston, the British Minister, 
and Lady Liston, Volney the traveler, Gilbert Stuart, Mrs. 
Henry Clymer, and Mrs. William Bingham the beautiful 
daughters of Thomas Willing, and many others were present. 
The acquaintance thus commenced resulted in the marriage of 
Miss McKean to Senor Martinez de Yrujo, at Philadelphia, 
April 10, 1798. 

Senor Don Carlos Martinez de Yrujo y Tacon was born at 
Cartagena, Spain, December 4, 1763. He was educated at the 
University of Salamanca; entered the diplomatic service, and 
after having filled other minor posts, was appointed his Catho- 
lic Majesty's envoy extraordinary, and minister plenipotentiary 
near the government of the United States. Philadelphia being 
the capital at that time, he resided at No. 315 High street 
(now Market street). In 1803 he was enobled, being created 
Marquis de Casa Yrujo. He died in Madrid, January 17, 
1824. The Marchioness survived her husband some vears, and 
died in Madrid, Januarv 4, 1841. 

7 i/ 7 

Their children (surname, Martinez de Yrujo y McKean) : 
i. Don Carlos Fernando, born Philadelphia, April 17, 
1799; died the year of his birth. 

(28) ii. Dona Narcisa Maria Luisa, born Philadelphia; 
baptized November 30, 1800 (Dona Narcisa M. L. Pierrard). 

(29) iii. Don Carlos Fernando, born Washington, D. 
C, December 14, 1802. (Second Marquis de Casa Yrujo, Duke 
de Sotomayor.) 

124 McKean Genealogies 

Thomas McKean, born November 20, 1779, resided in 
Philadelphia, and was married September 14, 1809 to Sarah 
Clementina Pratt, daughter of Henry Pratt, and granddaughter 
of Matthew Pratt, a portrait painter. Henry Pratt was a suc- 
cessful shipping merchant in Philadelphia. He purchased an 
estate called "The Hills," which is now part of Fairmount Park 
of Philadelphia. He married Elizabeth Dundas. Their daughter, 
Sarah Clementina, was born December 1, 1791, was educated 
at the Moravian Female Seminary at Bethlehem, Pa. Mr. 
McKean followed no profession, but for a time, while his father 
was governor he w r as his private secretary. He was appointed 
adjutant general of the state militia, July 23, 1808. Mrs. 
McKean died Dec, 31, 1836; and Mr. McKean May 5, 1852. 

Their children : 

( 30) i. Henry Pratt, born Philadelphia, May 3, 1810. 

(31) ii. Sarah Ann, born Philadelphia, Angust 10, 1811. 
(Mrs. Trott.) 

(32) iii. Elizabeth Dundas, born Philadelphia, March 
3, 1815. (Mrs. A. E. Borie.) 

(33) iv. Clementina Sophia, born Philadelphia, May 
27, 1820. (Mrs. Charles L. Borie.) 


Children of Judge Joseph B. McKean [2.] 

0. Samuel Miles McKean, born in Philadelphia, Xo- 
vember 28, 1789. He graduated at the University of Pennsvl- 

n t. « 

vania in 1808, subsequently taking the master's degree. He 
studied law in the office of the Hon. Alexander J. Dallas ; but 
gave up that profession and was appointed to a clerkship in the 
Treasury Department in 1817. In this capacity he served until 
1830, when he was appointed disbursing agent for the Treasury 
and acted as such in a most efficient manner until 1853, when 
Congress created three positions in the Treasury, called dis- 
bursing clerks. To one of these responsible positions Mr. Mc- 
Kean was appointed, remaining in that office until the time of 
his death. All the money for the expenses of the Department 
passed through his hands during many years; and during the 
whole of his continuous service of over half a century, his 
ability and integrity in the performance of these re- 
sponsible duties, made him an honored and respected 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 125 

official of this department. Mr. McKean owned a 
copy by McMurtrie, of Stuart's portrait of Governor 
McKean, and also a portrait by Stuart, of Colonel 
Samuel Miles of Revolutionary fame, now both in 
possession of his daughters. He was married in Washington, 
May 1, 1819, to Mary Frances King. She was born in An- 
napolis, Md., September 3, 1793, the daughter of Josias Wilson 
King, of Port Tobacco, Charles county, Maryland, who was an 
early officer of the State Denartment,and removed with the seat 
of government from Philadelphia to Washington about the year 
1800, and died in May, 1833. Mr. McKean died February 8, 
1868, and his wife followed h?m October 13, 1875. They are 
buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Their children, now residing in 
Washington, D. C. : 

i. Letitia H. 

ii. Mary Miles, died at 5 years. 

iii. Elizabeth R. 

iv. Frances M. 

v. Katherine W. 

vi. Harriet M. 

vii. Mary K. 

viii. Marcia V. died in Washington, D. C, June 1G, 1897. 

10. Joseph Kirbride McKean,, born in Philadelphia, 
Xovember 14, 1792. Graduated at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania in 1808, subsequently taking his master's degree, and 
studied law; admitted to the bar May 24, 1813, 1 and died un- 
married February 26, 1816. (1st Presb. Church Records.) 

11. Commodore William Wister McKean, U. S. Xavy, 
born in Philadelphia, September 19, 1800, appointed a mid- 
shipman in the navy November 30, 1814, 1821-2 in command 
of the schooner Alligator, twelve guns, in Commodore David 
Porter's squadron and was active in suppressing piracy in the 
West Indies ; where he captured the paratical schooner Ciencqa, 
April 30, 1822, and sent her to the United States. He sub- 
sequently commanded the schooner Terrier. Commissioned 
lieutenant January 13, 1825, sloop Warren, February, 1827 
to August 1830. Sloop of war, Natchez, Brazil squadron 1834- 
5. Commissioned commander September 8, 1841, commanding 
brig Dolphin, ten guns, governor Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, 
1843-4, commanding sloop of war Dale, June, 1846-7. * * 
* Commanding frigate Raritan, flagship of Commodore C. F. 


1. Bench and Bar, J. Hill Martin. j 

126 McKean Genealogies 

McCauley, Pacific squadron, 1852 to January 1853. Com- 
missioned captain, September 14, 1855. In 1860 he was 
ordered on special duty to the large steam frigate Niagara, and 
conveyed to their home the Japanese embassy which had been 
in this country some months. On his return to the United 
States in April, 1861, at the breaking out of the Civil War, 
he was ordered to the command of the Gulf squadron as flag 
officer assuming the command the latter part of September, 
1861. He made an attack on Fort McRae, Pensacola Bay, 
which however, proved indecisive. His squadron becoming too 
large for one command, was divided, and flag officer Farragut 
relieved him of his command of the West squadron January 
9, 1862. Flag officer McKean retained the East squadron. 
* * * He was placed on the retired list December 27, 
1861, although still retained in command of the squadron, and 
promoted to be a commodore on the retired list, July 16, 1862, 
on special duty Philadelphia, 1865. He was married August 
25, 1824 to Davis Rosa Clark, who was born in 1806. Com- 
modore McKean died April 22, 1865, at The Mooi-ings, his 
home, in Binghamton, X. Y. Mrs. McKean died October 19, 
1877. 1 Their children: 

i. Mary, born — ; died — ; buried February 23, 1827, at 
17 months. (First Presbyterian church, Philadelphia.) 

(34) ii. Joseph Borden, born August 11, 1827. 
iii. Elizabeth, born — ; died in infancy. 

(35) iv. Franklin Buchanan, born August 17, 1830. 

(36) v. Caroline, born Philadelphia, — . (Mrs. W. 1^. 
Wilson. ) 

(37) vi. Elizabeth Davis Clark, born June 24, 1836. 
(Mrs. Ely.) 

vii. Katharine Myers, born — . 

(38) viii. William Bishop, born Xovember 2, 1840. 

. (39) ix. Mary Miles, born January 29, 1843. (Mrs. 

(40) x. Rosa, born — . (Mrs. Hotchkiss.) 

xi. Samuel Miles, born — ; a farmer, Binghamton, N". Y. 

xii. Adeline Bayard, born — ; resides in Binghamton, X. 

12. Mrs. Adeline Julia Bayard, born April 22, 1809, 
married October 4, 1836, at Philadelphia, to Charles Pettit 

1. Hamersly's Gen. 2?av. Reg: The Gulf and Inland Waters, 
Mahan; Blockade and the Cruisers, Soley, and other sources. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 127 

Bayard, Esq., son of Andrew Bayard mentioned in a previous 
page, as having married a daughter of Charles Pettit. Mr. 
Bayard graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1826, 
subsequently taking his master's degree. He was a broker in 
Philadelphia residing in Germantown. He married as above 
mentioned, Adeline J. McKean, and died November 15, 1884. 
His wife died June 7, 1886. Their children: 

i. Anna Maria, born October 8, 1837, Philadelphia ; died 
January- 10, 1890. 

(41) ii. Charles McKean, born October 30, 1838, 

iii. John Henry, born November 18, 1841; died July, 

iv. William McKean, born May 13, 1843, Grermantown. 

(42) v. James, born June 9. 1845, Philadelphia. 

vi. A Daughter, born February 27, 1847 ; died same day. 

vii. Adeline Julia, born January 1, 1849, baptized July 
5, 1849, "with water from the river Jordan." (First Presby- 
terian church record) ; died July 28, 1849. 

(43) viii. Caroline Rosa, born September 26, 1850, 
Philadelphia, (Mrs. Henry.) 

13. Mrs. Mary (McKean) Hoffman, born in Philadel- 
phia, January 8, 1797. She was married in Philadelphia, by the 
Rt. Rev. Bishop White, January 8, 1816, on her 19th birthday, 
to David Hoffman Esq. He was the eleventh of twelve chil- 
dren, born December 24, 1784, late in the day, and celebrated 
the anniversary on the 25th; on which account his biographers 
give the date of his birth wrongly, December 25. He was ed- 
ucated as a lawyer, and .became eminent in his profession, and 
as a legal writer. He was professor of law in the University 
of Maryland at Baltimore from 1817 to 1836, when the pro- 
fessorship was abolished. He died Xovember 11, 1854. * * 
* After her husband's death Mrs. Hoffman resided in Balti- 
more and subsequently in West Chester, Pa., where she died 
June 13, 1882 at the advanced as:e of 85 vears. An oil portrait 
of Mrs. Hoffman, by Sully, and a beautiful miniature, are in 
the possession of her daughter, Mrs. Kerr. Their children : 

i. Frederick William, born Baltimore, Xovember, 12, 
1816; died Lyons, France, Xovember 30, 1833, buried at Mt. 
Auburn Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts. 

ii. Anne McKean, born Baltimore, Xovember 17, 1818; 
died March 3. 1819. 

128 McKean Genealogies 

(44) iii. Anne McKean, born — , Baltimore, Maryland. 
(Mrs. Kerr.) 

Children of Mrs. Elizabeth McKean Pettit [4]. 

14. Charles Pettit, born March 31, 1795. In youth 
he was a super cargo, but later in life became a merchant ; and 
subsequently went to St. Louis, where he died unmarried, 
August 6, 1851, and is buried in St. Louis. 

15. Judge Charles Pettit, born December 26, 1797 ; 
graduated at the University of Pennsylvania, in 1815; subse- 
quently taking his master's degree. He entered the office of 
his kinsman, Joseph R. Ingersoll, studied law and was ad- 
mitted to the Philadelphia bar, April 13, 1818. In 1819-21, 
was secretary of the Board of Public Education. He w r as ap- 
pointed City Solicitor in 1820; entered into politics as a Demo- 
crat and after the death of Governor Schulze was appointed 
Deputy Attorney General of the Supreme Court and Oyer and 
Terminer, February 9, 1824, and also in 1826. He was a mem- 
ber of the Hickory Club, which promoted the election of An- 
drew Jackson to the presidency; elected to the House of Rep- 
resentatives of Pennsylvania in 1830, and took an active part 
in its business and discussions. He died May 30, 1853. Judge 
Pettit married in Philadelphia, February 7, 1828, to Sarah 
Barry, daughter of Commodore Richard Dale, a distinguished 
officer of the navy. His wife died March 6, 1839, aged about 
37 years. Their children, all born in Philadelphia. 

(45) i. Elizabeth Dale, born Xovember 6, 1828. (Mrs. 
Ronckendorf . ) 

ii. Richard Dale, born Xovember 27, 1829 ; died Phila- 
delphia, December 3, 1829. 

iii. Mary Montgomery, born March 3, 1831; died Phil- 
adelphia, May 16, 1833. 

iv. Sarah, born June 3, 1833 ; died Philadelphia, April 13, 

v. Emily, born January 18, 1835; died Philadelphia, Ap- 
ril 14, 1838. 

(46) vi. Richard Dale, born February 9, 1837. 

(47) vii. Sarah, born February 18, 1839. (Mrs. Joseph 
M. Wilson.) 

16. Mrs. Theodosia (Pettit) Smith, born January 10, 
1802. She was married June 4, 1839, to Beaton Smith, M. D. 
Dr. Smith w r as the son of Jonathan Smith, Esq., one of the 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1127 129 

founders, and first president of the Pennsylvania Fire Insur- 
ance Company, and a brother of General Persifer F. Smith, a 
distinguished officer of the Mexican War. He was born aboui 
1802, graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1820, 
subsequently taking his master's degree, and M. D. in 1823. Dr. 
Smith was twice married, first to Miss Huddleson, by w T hom he 
had two children: Emma Parry, who married Thomas Spar- 
hawk, and afterwards John G. Parr of Kittanning, Pa., and 
Beaton Jr., who is married and now resides in Kansas. He 
married secondly Theodosia Pettit, who survived him, and by 
whom he had no issue. Mrs. Smith died January 22, 1886. 

17 Pay Director Robert Pettit, TJ. S. Xavy, born 
February 19, 1804. He entered the navy as a purser April 6, 
1837, the title being subsequently changed to paymaster. He 
served on board of the sloop Falmouth in the Pacific squadron 
in 1839, June, 1840; naval asylum, Philadelphia, 1842-3; 
brig Porpoise, African squadron January or February, 1843, 
to November, 1844 ; sloop of war Saratoga, Home squadr ol. 
April, 1848, till Xovember, 1849; receiving ship at Xew York, 
1850-2; frigate Cumberland, flagship of Commodore S. II. 
Stringham Mediterranean squadron, May, 1852, to July, 
1855; steam frigate Minnesota, East India squadron, 1857 to 
May, ? 59 ; waiting orders, 1860-61 ; steam frigate Minnesota, 
1862, Xorth Atlantic squadron, and was present in Hampton 
Roads during the attack of the Confederate ram Virginia on 
the Federal fleet at Newport News, March 8, 1862. The 
Minnesota ran aground during this encounter, and preparations 
were made to abandon ami destroy her, when the appearance of 
the Monitor during the night changed her fate. * * * Pay 
Director Pettit was married in Philadelphia by the Rev. David 
T. Walter, October 11, 1841, to Laura Ellmaker, daughter of 
Levi Ellmaker and Hannah Hopkins, who was born June 21, 
1813, and died October 1, 1878. He died May 19, 1878, leav- 
ing issue as follows: 

(48) i. Henry, born Philadelphia December 23, 1842. 

(49) ii. Robert Ellmaker, born Philadelphia Xovem- 
ber 30, 1846. 

18 Henry Pettit M. D., born December 10, 180G ; grad- 
uated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1824; studied medi- 
cine at the same institution, and took the decrees A. M. and 
M. D. in 1829. The subject of his thesis was Hydrocephalus. 
He resided in Philadelphia, where he practiced his profession 
until his death, April 15, 1836. 

130 McKean Genealogies 

Children of Mrs. Laetitia (McKean) Buchanan. 

19. Mrs. Mary Ann (Buchanan) Coale, born in Balti- 
more, October 15, 1792; married April 18, 1815, by the Rt. 
Rev. Bishop White, to Edward Johnson Coale Esq. He was 
born May IS, 1776, at Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel county, Md. 
He was educated as a lawyer, and studied in the office of his 
cousin Joseph Hopkinson (son of the signer) author of Hail 
Columbia. He was admitted to the Philadelphia bar April 18, 
1799, and to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsyl- 
vania May 4, 1811; consular agent of Russia for the state of 
Maryland, May 2, 1815, and vice consul of Brazil, the date 
exequatur, September 1, 1824. At the termination of his ap- 
pointment under the Russian government, the Emperor sent 
him a valuable diamond ring in appreciation of his services. 

Mr. Coale died suddenly of Asiatic cholera in Washington, 
D. C, on Friday, ^November 16, 1832, and is buried in Wash- 

Mrs. Coale survived her husband many years, residing in 
Baltimore. She died April 3, 1866. Her children, all born 
in Baltimore: 

^50) i. William Edward, born February 7, 1816. 
(51) ii. Anne Laetitia, born April 28, 1817. (Mr3. 
Bruce. ) 

(52) iii. George Buchanan, born March 5, 1819. 

iv. Catherine Atterbury, June 27, 1821. 

v. Elizabeth Buchanan, born August 14, 1823. 

vi. Joseph Rebello, born April 9, 1826. 

(53.) vii. Marianna Buchanan, born March 5, 1831. 
(Mrs. Brown.) 

20 Miss Rebecca S. Buchanan; Miss Laetitia E. 
Buchanan. Miss Rebecca was born October 15, 1793. Miss 
Laetitia was born October 17, 1806, at the Lazaretto, six miles 
below Philadelphia. The two sisters were identified together 
during the whole of their life time. Xeither married and they 
continued to reside in Philadelphia after their mother's death. 
Miss Rebecca died February 6, 1868, and is buried at Wood- 
land's Cemetery. Miss Laetitia, in the early part of 1877, re- 
moved to Baltimore, and lived with her nieces, the Misses 
Coale, until her death July 11, 1883. She is also buried at 
Woodland's Cemetery. Miss Laetitia's extensive acquaintance 
not only among her near, but her distant relatives in the Mc- 
Kean and other families, made her the chronicler of the changes 
that occurred, and the possessor of much family history. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 131 

21. General George Buchanan, born in Baltimore, July 27, 
J 796. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 
1815, in the class with his cousin, Judge Pettit, and Dr. George 
B. Wood. He subsequently took the master's degree, A. M. 
Since his two brothers were in the navy, his mother left to him 
the tract of land she inherited from her father Governor Mc- 
Kean, and which in her will she calls Auchentorlie, after the 
estates in Scotland held by the family of Dr. George Buchanan, 
Sr. General Buchanan lived on this farm in Gregg township 
during his whole lifetime. He was married May 16, 1833, to 
Sarah G. Miles, daughter of Evan Miles. She was born or 
Friday, May 23, 1806, and died Saturday, April 13, 1844. 
General Buchanan was married secondly, June 26, 1846, at 
Potter's Mills, Center county, to Mary Patterson, who died 
May 18, 1868, aged 58 years, an invalid for many years. 

General Buchanan survived to an advanced age. He died 
June 9, 1879, in his eighty-third year, having outlived his 
wives and all his children. General Buchanan's children bv 
his first wife, Sarah G. Miles : 

(54) i. Evan Miles, born Auchentorlie, April 14, 1834. 

(55) ii. Laetitia, born Auchentorlie October 27, 1835. 
(Mrs. Everett.) 

(56) iii. Thomas McKean,, born Bellfonte, September 
18, 1S37. 

iv. George Lloyd, born Bellfonte, November 11, 1839 ; 
died December 11, 1857; buried Spring Mills. 

v. John Blanchard, born Bellfonte, October 20, 1841 
died June 10, 1842 ; buried, Bellfonte graveyard. 

vi. Mary Blanchard, born Bellfonte, April 5, 1844 
died July 5, 1844; buried Bellfonte graveyard. 

Bv his second wife, Marv Patterson: 

vii. Mary Ann, born Auchentorlie, August 10, 1840; died 
April 23, 1850; buried Spring Mills. 

22 Pay Director McKean Buchanan, U. S. X., born 
in Baltimore. July 27, 1798, but removed to Philadelphia with 
his father's familv in 1806 ; and two years after was left an 
orphan. McKean entered the University of Pennsylvania in 
1813, in ihe class of 1817, where he remained about two years. 
He was nineteen years of age when Governor McKean died, 
naming him one of his residuary legatees. After leaving col- 
lege he was for a time in mercantile life, in the counting house 
of Asoph Stone Esq., in Philadelphia. He then became the 
warrant clerk in the Navy Department at Washington for three 

132 McKean Genealogies 

years, 1823-6, while waiting for his commission as a purser in 
the navy, which he received from President Adams, August 21, 
1826, the title being changed to paymaster June 22, 1860. He 
w T as immediately ordered to take passage in the frigate Brandy- 
wine to join the schooner Dolphin in the Pacific and was sub- 
sequently transferred to the sloop of war Vincennes, and in 
her made a cruise to the South Pacific Islands, and round the 
w r orld, the first American man-of-war that had done so. He 
returned to the United States in June, 1830. His next cruise 
was in the sloop of war Falmouth. In January, 1839, he was 
again ordered to the Pacific squadron in the noted frigate Con- 
stitution, flagship of Commodore Claxton. His brother Frank- 
lin was also an officer of this ship. * * * The Constitution 
returned to Norfolk in November, 1841. 1 During the Mexican 
War, Mr. Buchanan was again in the Pacific on his fourth 
cruise, a very singular circumstance. At this time he was at- 
tached to the sloop of war Dale, June, 1846, to August, 1849. 
While on the cruise this vessel had four captains. She sailed 
from Xew York under Mr. Buchanan's cousin, Commodore 
McKean, who was invalided and sent home from Panama. Dur- 
ing the interim three others, at different times had command. 
At Guaymas Mr. Buchanan was made collector of customs in 
order to obtain the payment of money exacted by the United 
States from Mexico. 2 * * * Pavmaster Buchanan's last 
cruise was in the frigate Congress, September, '61, to March 8, 
'62, during the late war, blockading James river at Newport 
News; and participated in the sanguinary engagement of 
March 8, 1862, with the Confederate squadron led by the iron- 
clad Virginia ( formerly the United States steam frigate Mer- 
rimac), commanded by his own brother, Commodore, after- 
wards Admiral, Franklin Buchanan. In this battle, familiar 
to all, Paymaster Buchanan commanded the berth deck division 
of the Congress. 

The Virginia, in the beginning of the action, passed the 
Congress, receiving a broadside from that vessel, and sank the 
Cumberland with her prow. The Congress, to avoid a like fate, 
ran herself aground, and the Virginia, being therefore obliged 
to use her guns, took up a raking position astern, where the 
Congress could bring to bear but two guns. These being soon 

1. An account of this cruise was published by one of the sailors, 
entitled Life in a Man-of-War, or Scenes in Old Ironsides, Phila., 1841. 
J. Mercer and W. Gallop. 

2. The United States Navy, 1775 to 1853. Geo. F. Emmons, 1853, 
p. 80. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 133 

disabled, in the unequal contest, one dismounted, and the 
muzzle of the other shot off, the ship having been set on fire 
several times by hot shot, with her captain and one-fourth of 
her crew killed, after an action of three hours, it was decided 
to surrender. The other vessels of the squadron at Hampton 
Roads were also engaged in the action, but the Congress and 
Cumberland bore the brunt of the battle. Paymaster Bu- 
chanan was married July 1, 1834, to Frances Selina 
Roberdeau, youngest daughter of the late Colonel Isaac Rober- 
deau, U. S. Army. A short time before his death, Congress re- 
organized the staff corps of the navy, under act of March 3, 
1871, whereby Paymaster Buchanan received the title of Pa^ T 
Director, with the rank of commodore, assimilated to that ol 
brigadier general in the army. His services may be divided 
into sea service 16 years no months; shore duty, 16 years, 6 
months; on leave, 12 years, 1 month, and during this long 
official life he has made seven cruises, sailed in nine vessels, 
served at eight shore stations, acted as judge advocate in several 
courts martial while in the Pacific 1847-9, made four cruises 
to the Pacific, passing once round the Cape of Good Hope, and 
seven times round Cape Horn ; and has taken part in two wars. 
He was beloved and respected by all who knew him, prompt 
and accurate in the discharge of his duties, and in accounting 
for the millions that have passed through his hands during 
nearly half a century. 

Pay Director Buchanan died at his residence in Charleston, 
Mass., March 18, 1871, of a slow decline from the shock his 
system sustained during the la^e unhappy war. He is buried 
in Mt. Auburn cemetery. 

His widow removed to Washington, D. C, in the fall of 1872, 
where she now resides. Her father, Isaac Roberdeau, a French 
Huguenot, who fled from France in 1685, took refuge on the 
island of St. Christopher, West Indies ; and married Mary Cun- 
yngham, daughter of Robert Cunyngham of Cayon, on that 
island, scion of a noble family, and descendant of Alexander I, 
Earl of Glencairn, enobled bv King James III of Scotland 
in 1488 , whose family dates back in an unbroken line to the 
year 1057. Mary Roberdeau came to Philadelphia, after her 
husband's death with her three children, of whom her only son 
Daniel Roberdeau became a prominent advocate of American 
independence ; a brigadier general of the Pennsylvania troops, 
member of the Continental Congress, 1777-9, and signer of 
the Articles of Confederation. His son, Colonel Isaac Rober- 

134 McKtan Genealogies 

dca u, become a lieutenant-colonel of the topographical engineers 
of the United States Army, and chief of the bureau, which 
he organized in 1818. Colonel Roberdeau married Susan Blair, 
daughter of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Blair, and granddaughter of 
Dr. William Shippen, member of the Continental Congress, 

Children of Pay Director and Mrs. Buchanan are: 

(57) i. Roberdeau, born November 22, 1839. 

(58) ii. Laetitia McKean, born December 24, 1842, 
Brooklyn. (Mrs. Fife.) 

23 Amiral Franklin Buchanan, born in Baltimore, 
September 17, 1800, entered the navy at the early age of four- 
teen, receiving his appointment as midshipman, January 28, 
1815, and the following April was ordered to the frigate Java, 
Commodore O. II. Perry, passing the next five years at sea in 
various vessels. After a few months on shore, he was solic- 
ited to accept the appointment of mate in a merchant ship 
bound for India. So much sea service as he had already seen, 
gave him an experience beyond his years, and this position as 
mate was tendered to him before he was of age. (Feb. 21, 
1821.) The Navy Department gave him permission to accept 
it, and leave for one year. The cruise, however, lasted fifteen 
months ; and on his return he was ordered to the Philadelphia 
Xavy Yard. He remained there but a few months, his active 
and energetic temperament preferring duty on sea to the inac- 
tivity of a shore station. He cruised three years and a half in 
the West India squadron, as acting master from December 20, 
1822, and subsequently as acting lieutenant, from December 
5, 1823. Received his commission as lieutenant, January 13, 
1825. Two months after his return home, the Navy Depart- 
ment showed the esteem in which Lieutenant Buchanan was 
held, by placing him in command of the frigate Baltimore, re- 
cently built for the Emperor of Brazil. These complimentary 
orders, partaking of a semi-diplomatic character, were dated 
July 31, 1826, and directed him to take the vessel to Iiio Ja- 
neiro. On his return to the United States, he was ordered to 
the sloop of war Natchez, in the West Indies, then to the frigate 
Peacock, then again to the Natchez in the Mediterranean, and 
soon after transferred to the Constellation, a continuous cruize 
of four years and a half. In February, 1833, as first lieutenant 
to the line of battle ship Delaware, bearing the broad pennant 
of Commodore D. T. Patterson. * * * Promoted to be 
Commander September 8, 1841, and in April, 1842, ordered 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 135 

to the command of the steam frigate Mississippi, in the West- 
Indies, and transferred after a few months, to the command 
of the sloop of war Vincennes. 

The want of proper instruction for the younger officers of 
the navy in seamanship, gunnery, naval tactics **nd other tech- 
nical branches, had been long felt among the older officers of 
the service; but no officer had the authority to take action in 
the matter upon his own responsibility. When George Ban- 
croft became Secretary of the Navy in March, 1845, he recog- 
nized the necessity of a naval school. He was no ordinary 
author in matters of education, having graduated at Harvard 
University, and also taken a degree at Gottingen ; and had at this 
time won a reputation in literature. "Commander Franklin 
Buchanan had already been selected by the secretary to be the 
head of the new institution. Born in Baltimore in 1800, this 
officer had entered the service at the age of fifteen, and had 
risen to the grade of commander, with a high reputation for 
ability in his profession as a skillful, energetic and systematic 
organizer. He had several commands at sea before he was 
called to this new duty, and his selection by the secretary was 
itself an evidence of his fitness for the position." * * * 
Commander Buchanan submitted a plan for the establishment 
of the naval school August 14th, and the same day w r as ap- 
pointed Superintendent of the new school. Fort Savern at 
Annapolis, with the land surrounding, wag transferred from 
the War Department and here, on the 10th of October follow- 
ing, the school was formally opened. "Commander Buchanan 
was a man of inflexible will and a stern disciplinarian, and 
his hands were strengthened by the prompt and cordial support 
of the Navy Department. The character of his administration 
is shadowed forth in his opening address. The first lesson of 
the young officer is subordination; and it was of paramount im- 
portance that the first administration of the school should exact 
this, if nothing else. Two years of lax discipline at the start, 
in the period when the tone of a school is set, and school tradi- 
tions are fixed for all time, would have been a lasting element 
of weakness, from which the academy was saved by the strong 
government of Buchanan." 

War with Mexico now commenced, and Commander Bu- 
chanan asked for active sea duty, which the department 
granted, detaching him from the naval school March 2, 1847, 
and was the same day ordered to the command of the sloop of 
war Germantown, in the Home squadron, and participated in 

136 McKean Genealogies 

the attack upon the castle of San Juan cV Ulloa and the cap- 
ture of Vera Cruz and other strongholds. 

After the close of the war, Captain Buchanan was in com- 
mand of the Baltimore rendezvous. In March, 1852, he was 
ordered to take passage in the steam frigate Mississippi to 
Europe and proceed to China to command the steam frigate 
Susquehanna, one of Commodore Perry's noted Japan Expedi- 
tion. Fpon his arrival in Japan, Commodore Perry trans- 
ferred his flag to the Susquehanna, which made Commander 
Buchanan the next most prominent officer of the squadron. Com- 
modore Perrv was the bearer of a letter from President Fill- 
more to the Emperor of Japan, which was delivered to the Gov- 
ernor of Uruguay with much ceremony. Commander Buchanan 
had command of the expedition upon this occasion, and as the 
captain's gig touched the shore, he was the first person in the 
squadron to land in Japan. 1 * * * The Susquehanna re- 
turned to the United States in March, 18*55. 

Commander Buchanan was promoted September 14, 1855, to 
be a captain, then the highest grade in the service ; a Commodore 
being a captain, so called by courtesy only, while command- 
ing a squadron. In Mav. 1859, Captain Buchanan was ordered 
to the command of the Washington Xavy Yard, one of the most 
desirable positions for a naval officer. He was relieved from 
duty here, April 22, 1861, just as the Civil War was breaking 
out, and retire :1 to his home in Mar viand. His sympathies 
were with the south, and the next month, hearing that his state, 
Maryland, had seceded, resigned his commission, finding the 
next dav that Maryland had not seceded, he wrote to the De- 
partment to recall his resignation ; but bo'h le^t^rs were dis- 
regarded, and he was dismissed May 14, to date from April 22. 
The Xavy Department adopted this course with all 
rffiepr* to show their disapprobation. When an offic Q r rosier p'1 
to take sid°s with the south, his resignation was not accepted, 
and he was dismissed. 

Oi the 5th of September, 1861, Captain Buchanan cas^ his 
lot with the southern cause, by entorinq' the Confederate Xavy 
as a captain. *he same grade he had held in the old service. He 
was placed in charge of the Bureau of Orders and Detail in 
the navy department of Richmond. His a* f eVion was ^arlv 
directed to the building of gunboats. The large steam friera^e 
Merrimac, which had been scuttled and sunk at Xorfolk, when 

1. Perry's Japan Expedition, 3 vols., published by Congress, iii., 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 137 

the navy yard was abandoned by the naval authorities, was 
raised and had been razeed and iron plated ; she was armed with 
an iron prow, with six nine-inch Dahlgreen guns, and two 32 
pounder Brooke rifled guns in broadside; also two seven-inch 
Brooke pivot guns at bow and stern ; and her name changed to 
the Virginia. The steamer Patrick Henry, 12 guns, commander 
John R. Tucker, steamer Jamestown, two guns, lieutenant- 
commander, J. X. Barney ; and gunboat Teaser, one gun, lieu- 
tenant-commander, W. A. Webb, were up the James river ready 
to co-operate, the Beaufort and Raleigh, each one gun, were at 
Norfolk a total of 27 guns. 1 To the command of this squadron 
Captain Franklin Buchanan was appointed February 24, 1862, 
as flag officer, hoisting his flag on the Virginia, and was in com- 
mand during the first day of the battle of Hampton Roads, Sat- 
urday, the 8th of March, 1862. 

Flag Officer Buchanan towards the close of the action ap- 
peared outside of the iron plating of the Virginia (Merrimac) 
and was w T ounded bv a minie ball from one of the batteries on 
shore. His wound was a compound fracture of the right le2'. 
At Norfolk, he was taken to the hospital with the other wounded 
and was not in command the next day when the Virgina en- 
gaged the Monitor ; the command then devolved upon Lieutenant 
Oatesby ap Roger Jones. Admiral Buchanan continued in 
the service until the close of the war, of which a full account 
is given by Hon. Roberdeau Buchanan in his genealogy of Gov- 
ernor Thomas McKean and his descendants, entitled, McKean 

Admiral Buchanan .was married when a lieutenant at An- 
napolis, February 19, 1835, to Miss Ann Catherine, daughter 
of the late Governor Edward Llovd of Wve House, Talbot 
countv, Md. 

Admiral Buchanan died on Monday evening, May 11, 1874, 
at half-past eleven o'clock, at his home, a beautiful place called 
The Rest, overlooking Miles river ^ Talbot county, Md. He was 
interred in the burial ground of the Lloyd family, at Wye 
House, about four miles distant. 

Mrs. Buchanan still lives at The Rest, surrounded by her 
children and grandchildren. Admiral and Mrs. Buchanan's 
children are: 

(59) i. Sallie Lloyd, born Annapolis, December 18, 
1885. (Mrs. T. F. Sereven.) 

1. Report, Adm. Buchanan. 

138 McKean Genealogies 

ii. Laetitia McKean, born Annapolis, February 27, 
1S;37; residence "The Kest." 

iii. Alice Lloyd, born Annapolis, December 28, 1839 ; 
residing at "The Kest." 

(60) iv. Nannie, born Annapolis, September 25, 1841. 
(Mrs. Meiere. ) 

(61) v. Ellen, born Annapolis, September 25, 1841. 
(Mrs. G. P. Sereven.) 

(62) vi. Elizabeth Taylor, born "The Rest," July 1, 
1845. (Mrs. Sullivan.) 

(63) vii. Franklin, Jr., born Annapolis, January 16, 
1847. " . 

(64) viii. Rosa, born "The Rest," August 23, 1850. Mrs. 

(65) ix. Mary Tigloman, born "The Rest," November 
29, 1852. (Mrs. Owen.) 

Children of Mrs. Ann (McKean) Buchanan [6]. 

24 Mrs. Susan (Buchanan) Newman, born in Balti- 
more, February 27, 1798, and was married to George H. New- 
man, a merchant of Baltimore, of the firm of Hamond and 
Newman. He was born in Boston, July 12, 1798, was vice 
consul of Brazil, exequatur November 8, 1831, succeeding his 
relative, Mr. Coale. He died in Baltimore, March 20, 1847. 
Mrs. Newman died October 14, 1873. Their remains are in- 
terred at Newport, R. I. Their children are: 

((y(y) i. William Henry, born Mondav, November 26, 

ii. Mary Louisa, born Friday, December 26, 1824; resi- 
dence Cambridge, Mass. 

iii. Caroline Augusta, residing Newport, R. I. 

iv. Sidney Calhoun, residing Newport, R. I. 

25 Mrs. Mary (Buchanan) Sanford, born in Balti- 
more, November 1, 1800. She was married in Baltimore by 
the Rev. Dr. Wyatt, Mav 27, 1828, to the Hon. Nathan San- 
ford, at that time United Stages Senator from New York. Sh? 
was doubly an orphan at the time of her marriage, and it 
is stated that she was given away by President John Quincy 
Adams, who was a friend of the groom and connected by mar- 
riage with tbe bride's familv. 

Senator Sanford was born in Brid^ehampton, Long 
Island, November 5, 1777. He received an elemen- 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 139 

tary education at Clinton Academy, East Hampton, 
and entered Yale College in 1793, but did not grad- 
uate. Studied law in 1799, with the elder Samuel 
Jones, and was admitted to the bar in 1799. By his 
genius and application he soon obtained a profitable practice. 
K 1815, Mr. Sanford was elected to the United States Senate. 
* * * In 1824, he was one of the candidates for vice-presi- 
dent of the United States. At this period candidates were nor 
fcimally nominated by their parties as at the present day. In 
this election there were four candidates for the presidency: 
William H. Crawford, nominated by the democratic members 
f-f Congress; Andrew Jackson, nominated chiefly by numerous 
conventions — the candidate of the people; John Quincy 
AdaifiS, nominated by the legislatures of most of the New Eng- 
land states; and Henry Clay, nominated by his friends in va- 
rious states. Mr. Sanford was put upon the ticket with Mr. 
Clay. The other candidates for vice-president were Calhoun, 
Macon, Van Buren, Jackson and Clay. Neither candidate re- 
ceived a majority of votes for president, but Adams was elected 
when the vote was thrown into the House of Representatives. 
Calhoun received a large majority for vice-president. 

Among the many eminent men to whom Long Island has 
given birth, there has been no one, who, during an equal period, 
has served the public in positions more varied and important 
than Senator Sanford. 

Senator Sanford was married three times; first to Mary 
Isaacs, by whom he had Mary, married to General Peter Ganse- 
voort; Edward, a state senator; Eliza, Mrs. John Le Breton, 
and Charles, who died unmarried. His second wife was Eliza 
Van Horn of Dutch descent, by whom he had one son, Henry, 
who died aged 21. His third wife was Mary Buchanan, who 
survived him. Senator Sanford died at his home in Flushing, 
October 17, 1838. His widow subsequently removed to Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., where she died April 23, 1879. Only child 
of Senator and Mary Buchanan : 

(67) i. Robert, born Albany, N. Y., December 10, 1831. 

26 Lieut. Thomas McKean Buchanan, U. S. X., born 
August 14, 1802. He was appointed a midshipman in the navy, 
November 3, 1818, and ordered to Norfolk, Va., October, 1819. 
His subsequent services were John Adams (an old vessel, not 
the recent sloop of war of the same name), West India squad- 
ron, April, '21 ; Enterprise, April, '23 ; New York station, Aug- 
ust, '23; Constellation, November, '23. * * * Lieutenant, 

140 McKean Genealogies 

March 3, 1827; Frigate Hudson, Brazil, flagship of Commo- 
dore J. O. Creighton, 1828-9-30-1; experiment, on the coast 
March, '32-3 ; Schooner Porpoise, September 4, '32. * *- * 
He died unmarried, date unknown. 

27 Mrs. Ann McKean (Buchanan) Wade, born May 
8, 1803, according to the History of the Bethlehem Female 
Seminary, at Bethlehem, Pa. (Lippincott, 1858), where she 
was a student in 1815, John Merryman of Baltimore, being 
her guardian. She was married May 12, 1825, to Colonel 
Richard Dean Arden Wade of the armv, at that date a lieuten- 
ant. Colonel Wade was the son of William Wade of Ireland, 
a captain in the British army, who came to this country under 
Sir Henry Clinton, and served under him during the Revolu- 
tion. He married a Miss Dean of Xew York. Their son was 
born in New York, April 26, 1796, and was appointed a second 
lieutenant of artillery, October 27, 1820, transferred to the 
Seventh Infantry June 1, 1821 ; transferred to the Third Ar- 
tillery, October i6, 1822; first lieutenant, September 10, 1828; 
assistant commissary of subsistence December, 1833 ; paymas- 
ter, April, 1837; captain December 26, 1840; brevet major 
March, 1843, for gallant and meritorious service in the Flor- 
ida war November 6, 1841. He served with distinction in the 
Mexican war, being severely wounded in the battle of Cheru- 
busco; and took part in the battle of Molino del 
Rev, September 8, 1847, for which he received the 
brevet of lieutenant colonel in March, 1840. He died 
at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, X. H., February 13, 
1850. Mrs. Wade subsequently removed to Savannah, Ga., 
where she died June 25, I860. 1 Their children: 

(68) i. Johanna, born .March 30, 1826. (Mrs. "Barlow.) 
(60) ii. Sarah Elizabeth Merryman, born Januarv 5, 
1828. (Mrs. Thomas.) 

(70) iii. William, born April 25, 1831. 

iv. Mary Buchanan, born Februarv 25, 1833. 
v. Harriet Murray, born April 28, 1835: died December 
0, 1855. 

(71) vi. Robert Buchanan, born August 1, 1844. 

1. Gardner's Diet, of Army: Hammersly's Register of Army for 
100 Years. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1121 141 

Children of Sarah Maria .Theresa (McKean) Marchi- 
oness De Casa Yrujo [7]. 

28 Dona Narcisa Maria Liiisa (Martinez de Yrujo 
y McKean) de Pierrard, born in Philadelphia while her 
father was the envoy from Spain to this country, and baptized 
Xovember 30, 1800. She was married in Madrid, February 
14, 1842 to His Excellency, Senor Don Bias Santiago de Pier- 
rard y Alcedar, a field marshal of Spain, subsequently lieuten- 
ant general of Her Majesty's forces, who was some time mili- 
tary governor of the Philippine Islands; and afterwards a 
member of the Spanish Cortes, in 1872, and a republican leader. 
He was decorated with the order of St. John of Jerusalem, 
of Isabel la Catolica, of St. Ferdinand, a Commander of the 
Royal Order of Charles HI, being decorated for military deeds 
of daring. He died at Saragossa, Spain, September 29, 1872. 
Dona Narcisa de Pierrard was a lady in waiting to Queen 
Maria Louisa, and resided at the court. She was decorated 
with the order of Maria Luisa, and died in Madrid November 3, 
1874, without issue. 

29 Senor Don Caros, Fernando Martinez de 
Yrujo y McKean,, Second Marquis de Casa Yrujo Duke 
De Sotomayor. 1 He was born in Washington, D. C, w T hile his 
father was minister to this country, December 14, 1802, and 
was educated under the personal direction of his father; en- 
tered the diplomatic service at an early age, and was appointed 
an officer in the Ministry of State (Foreign Office), and Sec- 
retary to the Embassy in Paris ; assisting in that capacity at the 
coronation of King Charles X of France. He returned to 
Spain in 1826, and took his place at the Ministry of State, be- 
ing subsequently appointed a Secretary of State, and Secretary 
to the Council of Ministers. On the death of King Ferdinand 
VII, in 1833, he supported the cause of the rightful Queen Isa- 
bel II, and entered the Cortes, for the first time in 1838, as a 
member for Malaga. * * * In politics he always belonged 
to the conservative or moderate party. He filled in succession 
the responsible posts of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister 
Plenipotentiary at the Court of St. James, 1844-6; President 
of the Council of Ministers, and first Secretary of State (For- 

1. According to the custom in Spanish countries, the name of the 
mother is always added after that of the father, thus: Martinez de 
Yrujo and (y) McKean. 

142 McKean Genealogies 

eign Affairs), 1847-48. Ambassador to France, 1849-51. As 
President of the Council of Ministers he held an office next in 
rank and power to the Queen. 

He was married at Madrid June 23, 1844 to Senorita Dona 
Gabriela del Alcazar y Vera de Aragon, Duchess de Sotomayor. 

The Duke of Sotomayor was a great sufferer from the gout, 
and during a severe attack unfortunately took his own life at 
the Ducal Palace in Madrid, December 26, 1855. The Duchess 
resides in Madrid. Their issue (surname, Martinez de Yrujo 
y Alcazdr) : 

(72) i. Don Carlos Manuel, born in London, England, 
April 5, 1846. Third and present Marquis de Casa Yrujo y de 
los Arcos. 

(73) ii. Don Manuel, born St. Germain en Laye, France 
Marquis de los Arcos. 

iii. Dona Maria del Pilar, born Paris, France, June 3, 

(74) iv. Dona Maria de la Piedad, born Paris, France, 
April 27, 1851. (Viscountess de Benaesa.) 

(75) v. Dona Maria de las Virtudes, born Madrid, 
November 2, 1852. (Countess de Lambertye.) 

Children of Thomas McKean, Jr. [8]. 

30 Henry Pratt McKean, born in Philadelphia, May 
3, 1810. He spent his youth in that city, and was for a time 
of the class of 1826 in the University of Pennsylvania, leaving 
college at a very early age without graduating and entering the 
counting house of his grandfather, Henry Pratt, one of the 
best known and most successful Philadelphia merchants of those 
days. Here Mr. McKean remained for some years, acquiring 
much valuable experience in business and business methods, and 
cultivating and developing his own great natural aptitude in 
the same direction. Later en he undertook on his own account 
import ant commercial operations with South America and Mex- 
ico, and extended these finally until they embraced active cor- 
respondence and trade with the East and West Indies and 
China, Mr. McKean, exhibiting in the conduct of this foreign 
commerce the spirit of the merchant princes of those days, win- 
ning also in competition with those able and accomplished men 
his full meed of success. 

On July 8, 1841, Mr. McKean was married at Troy, X. Y. 
to Phebe Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Stephen Warren and 

Posterity of William McKean. the Emigrant 1727 143 

Martha Cornell Mabbett, his wife of that place. In 1849 Mr. 
McKean purchased from the estate of the late Louis Clapier 
a large tract of land some four miles northwest from what were 
then the northwestern limits of the city of Philadelphia, beauti- 
fully situated on the first ridge of ground of that long succes- 
sion of ridges, which, mounting constantly higher, run parallel 
with each other with short undulating intervals through Qer- 
mantown, Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill, seme five miles dis- 
tant on the west and north, where the ground then falls away to 
the beautiful White Marsh Valley, at "Fernhill," as Mr. Mc- 
Kean's estate is named. t 

Mrs. McKean died at Fernhill, January 3, 1894 aged 75 
years; and two days after Mr. McKean joined her in "That 
better Land." Their children : 

(76) i. Thomas, born Philadelphia, November 28, 1842. 
ii. Stephen Warren, born Philadelphia, 1844; died April 

28, 1846. 

31 Mrs. Sarah Ann McKean Trott, born in Philadel- 
phia, August 10, 1811. She was married November 5, 1833, to 
George Trott. Their children : 

(77) i. Sarah McKean, born December 8, 1835. (Mrs. 

ii. George Boylston, born Mav 12, 1840; died March 11, 

iii. Henry, born December 31, 1841; died May 5, 1843. 

32 Mrs. Elizabeth Dundas (McKean) Borie, born in 
Philadelphia, March 2, 1815. She married in Philadelphia, 
May 23, 1839, to Mr. Adolphe Borie. Mr. Borie graduated at 
the University of Pennsylvania in 1825 and subsequently took 
the degree of A. M. Upon General Grant's accession to the 
presidency he invited Mr. Borie to a seat in his cabinet as Sec- 
retary of the Navy, which was accepted. Mr. Borie was nomi- 
nated and confirmed March 5, and entered upon his duties 
March 9, 1869. Resigned June 25, 1869, on account of his 
health and age. He died February 5, 1880. Mrs, Borie died 
in Philadelphia, March 29, 1886, without issue. 

33 Mrs. Clementina Sophia (McKean) Borie, born 
in Philadelphia, May 27, 1820, and married in Philadelphia, 
May 23, 1843 to Charles Louis Borie, a younger brother of the 
Hon. A. E. Borie. Mr. Borie was born in Philadelphia, Jan- 
uary 7, 1819, graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 
1837, subsequently taking the master's degree. The children 
of Mr. and Mrs. Borie, were all born in Philadelphia : 

144 McKean Genealogies 

(78) i. Elizabeth McKean, born March 4, 1844. (Mrs. 
Lewis. ) 

(79) ii. Beauveau, born May 9, 1846. 

iii. Clementina, born April 28, 1849 ; died July 15, 1850. 
(SO) iv. Emily, born April 9, 1851. (Mrs. Ehodes.) 

(81) v. Sarah C. McKean, born February 2, 1853. 
(Mrs. Mason.) 

Children of Commodore William W. McKean [11]. 

34 Joseph Borden McKean, born August 11, 1827. 
He was a fanner at Cobham, Virginia ; and was married Feb- 
ruary 5, 1856, to Eliza A. Jarvis, daughter of Marietta and 
Henry Sanford Jarvis of Redding, Connecticut. She died 
March 29, 1886, at Deposit, X. Y. Mr. McKean died at Cob- 
ham, October 8, 1871. Their children: 

i. Franklin Buchanan, born May 14, 1857; died July 4, 

(82) ii. Anna Bayard, born July 28, 1859. (Mr&. 

(83) iii. Henry Jarvis, born March 1, 1861. 

iv Katherine Myers, born March 26, 1804; living at 
Spring Valley, X. Y. 

v. Marietta Ely, born August 3, 1866; living at Spring 
Valley, X. Y. 

35 Lieut. Franklin Buchanan McKean, U. S. X., 
born August 17, 1830. He entered the navy September 30, 
1845, as a midshipman, and was stationed at the naval school. 
He served on board the razee Independence, flagship of Com- 
modore Shubrick, in the Pacific from August, 1846, until Ma t \ 
10, 1847, on which day he resigned his commission. He died 
unmarried at Bristol, Pennsylvania, October, 21, 1853. 

36 Mrs. Caroline (McKean) Wilson, born in Phila- 
delphia, and married January 3, 1856, William Xewbold Wil- 
son, who was born in Princeton, X. J., now a merchant ?n 
Binghamton, X. Y. Their children : 

i. Kathlina Joline, died in infancv. 

(84) ii. William McKean. 
iii. Rosa Clark*. 

iv. Sadie. 
v. Joline. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 17S7 145 

Sadie and Joline, twins, both died in infancy. 

vi. Elizabeth Ely. 
37* Mr;s. Elizabeth Davis Clak (McKean) Ely, born 
in Philadelphia, June 24, 1856, married to Joseph Elihu Ely, 
born January 22, 1825, in Binghamton, and a merchant in that 
city. He was a member of f Ki* State legislature in 1853, and 
under appointment of the governor, manager of the ^. Y. 
State Inebriate Asvlum, 1872-7. Mrs. Ely died Xovembti 23, 
1881. Their children : 

i. Rose McKean, born Philadelphia, December 21, 1857 ; 
died Binghamton, August 19, 1858. 

(85) ii. William Mather, born Binghamton, Julv 20, 

iii. Elizabeth Anna, born May 29, 1862; died October 
v, 1862. 

v. McKean, born July 18, 1863; died October, 20, 1877. 

38 Capt. William Bishop McKean, U. S. Marine 
Corps, born Xovember 2, 1840 ; commissioned in the United 
States Marine Corps as a second lieutenant, November 25, 1861, 
made a first lieutenant November 26, 1861, and was soon 
after ordered to the marine barracks at Brooklyn, N. Y. Sta- 
tioned at the marine barracks, Mare Island, California, 1863-5. 
Steam frigate Brooklyn, flagship of the Brazil squadron, 1865 
to September 1867 ; promoted to captaincy October 13, 1869 ; 
marine barracks Philadelphia^ 1867-70; retired from active 
service April 16, 1870. He was married in Philadelphia, Jan- 
uary 19, 1871 to Harriet Davis, who was born at "Delaware 
Place,'' Wilmington, Delaware, November 12, 1852, the daugh- 
ter of Samuel Boyer and Sally B. Davis, her father Colonel 
Davis was a gallant soldier of the War of 1812. Captain Mc- 
Kean was accidentally killed by being thrown from his horse 
at Cobham, Virginia, August 30, 1879. Only child of Captain 
McKean : 

i. Bettine, born Virginia, October 17, 1871. 

39 Mrs. Mary Miles (McKean) Jackson, born Jan- 
uary 29, 1848, and married Xovember 10, 1863 to Dr. David 
Post Jackson, a practicing physician in Binghamton. Mrs. 
Jackson died without issue April 15, 1864, 

40, Mrs. Rosa (McKean) Hotchkiss, born in Phila- 
delphia, and married in Binghamton, April 24, 1872, to 
Cyrus Frederick Hotchkiss, only son of the Hon. Giles W. 
Hotchkiss, representative in Congress from 1862 to the 38-39-40- 
41st Congresses. He was born in Binghamton about June 

146 McKean Genealogies 

16, 1849 ; studied at Cornell University 1868-9 ; * * * and 
died in Binghamton March 4, 1878. Mrs. Hotchkiss' home 
is in Binghamton, though she lived in Washington in 1881-6. 
Their children, born in Binghamton : 

i. Bessie Roys. 

ii. Rose McKean. 

Children of Mrs. Adeline J. (McKean) Bayard [12]. 

41 Charles McKean Bayard, born in Philadelphia, 
October 30, 1838; graduated at the University of Penn- 
sylvania 1857, also A. M. ; and entered into business in Phila- 
delphia as a broker, residing in Germantown. He was married 
at Newark, N. J., October 12, 1864, to Margaretta P. Wilson, 
daughter of Matthew Wilson and Elizabeth Gill his wife, of 
Philadelphia. Their children : 

(86) i. James Wilson, born August 2, 1865. 
ii. Adeline Julia, born December 26, 1866. 
iii. Samuel McKean, born November 21, 1868. 
iv. Margaretta Wilson, born January 5, 1871. 
v. Elizabeth Gill, born July 31, 1873. 
vi. Edith Stuyvesant, born December 20, 1876. 

42 James Bayard, born in Philadelphia, June 9, 1845, 
and graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1864, and 
A. M. He married Elizabeth Henry Armstrong, daughter of 
Edward and Elizabeth Gulick Armstrong. Their children : 

i. Elsie Harrison, born October 22, 1870; died August 
10, 1871. 

ii. Mabel, born March 26, 1872. 

iii. Caro Rosa, born June 16, 1873. 

iv. Charles Pettit, born July 12, 1886. 

43 Mrs. Caroline Rosa (Bayard) Henry, born in 
Philadelphia, September 26, 1850; and married at German- 
town May 12, 1875, to the Rev. Alexander Henry. He was 
born in Germantown in December, 1850, graduated at the Col- 
lege of New Jersey at Princeton 1870, also took the degree of 
A. M. He studied for the ministrv, and was ordained in the 
Presbyterian church. Their children : 

i. Mary Bayard, born Germantown, May 27, 1876 ; died 
January 6, 1890. 

ii. Adeline McKean, born Williamsport, May 7, 1878. 

iii. Ethel Anna, born April 5, 1883; died August 20, 

iv. Alexander, Jr., born Williamsport, August 21, 1885. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 147 

Child of Mrs. Mary (McKean) Hoffman [13]. 

44 Mrs. Anne McKean (Hoffman) Kerr, born in 
Baltimore ; and married in Trinity church, New York, October 
29, 1855 to John Morris Kerr of New York. Mrs. Kerr lived 
for a number of years in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where 
at her house her mother died. In the fall of 1888 sne removed 
to Germantown, Pennsylvania. Her children: 

i. Fredericks Mary. 

ii. Anne Hoffman, died young. 

iii. Margaret, died young. 

Children of Judge Thomas McKean Pettit [15]. 

45 Mrs. Elizabeth Dale (Pettit) Ronckendorf, 
born in Philadelphia, November 6, 1828 ; and was married in 
Philadelphia, July 31, 1856, to Commodore William Roncken- 
dorf, them a lieutenant in the navy. He was born in Penn- 
sylvania, November 9, 1812 ; entered the navy as a midship- 
man February 17, 1832. Schooner Experiment, on the coast 
1832-3 ; schooner Porpoise, West Indies, 1833 ; frigate Consti- 
tution, flagship of Commodore Elliot, Mediterranean, March, 
1835. * * * Transferred to John Adams, returned May, 
1837; passed midshipman, June 23, 1838; * * * lieu- 
tenant June 28, 1843 ; frigate Congress, July, 1842 ; * * * 
in 1845, bearer of dispatches to the Pacific's squadron ; served 
in the Mexican War, returning home in the Savannah, Septem- 
ber, 1847 ; Commanding steamer M. W. Chapin, Brazil squad- 
ron ; * * * blockading Wilmington and various points on 
the coast during the late war; steamship, Ticonderoga 1863; 
Powhatan, 1863-4; Iron-Clads, Monadnock and Tonawanda, 
in James river, 1865-6; commodore February 12, 1874; re- 
tired, 1 November 9, 1874. 

Commodore Ronckendorf 's home was in Philadelphia, laterly 
his family has resided in New York, where Mrs. Ronckendorf 
died January 1, 1887 ; the commodore still resides in that city. 
Their children all born in Philadelphia : 

i. Thomas Pettit,, born May 10, 1857, Denver, Colorado; 
died January 3, 1885. 

ii. George Read, born February 11, 1860; architect, New 
York City. 

1. Appleton, Hemersly, etc. 

148 McKean Genealogies 

iii. Maky, iborn July 28, 1865 ; died Media, Pennsylvania, 
August 14, 1866. 

46 Richakd Dale Pettit, born in Philadelphia, Feb- 
ruary 9, 1837; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania, 
1856, subsequently taking the master's degree. Studied law 
and practiced his profession in Philadelphia, until his death 
April 30, 1873. 

47 Mrs. Sarah (Pettit) Wilson, born in Philadel- 
phia, February 18, 1839 ; and was married in Philadelphia, 
May 24, 1869 to Joseph Miller Wilson. He was born in Phoe- 
nixville, Chester county, Pennsylvania, June 20, 18(>d; grad- 
uated at the Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. in 
1858, with the degree of civil engineer. Their children: 

i. Alice May, born in Philadelphia, May 10, 1870; died 
Philadelphia, March 18, 1879. 

ii. Mary Hasell, born Philadelphia, April 28, 1873. 

Children of Pay-Director Robert Pettit [17]. 

48 Henry Pettit, born in Philadelphia, December 23, 
1842. He entered the department of arts of the University of 
Pennsylvania in 1859 ; and is a member of the Delta Psi Fra- 
ternity. But left college in his junior year in 1862 to enter 
the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and subse- 
quently became assistant engineer of bridges and buildings, 
taking a high rank as an architect and engineer for his in- 
genuity and talents in this position. In May, 1869, he was 
granted leave of absence to visit Europe, where he critically ex- 
amined many of the more important engineering works in 
Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France, 
with a view to general improvement in future construction upon 
the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1873 he was selected as special 
agent of the Centennial Commission at Philadelphia to visit 
the Vienna Exposition. On his return in June, 1874, he 
brought a large collection of plans, designs, photographs, and 
detailed drawings. * * * When plans for the various 
buildings were called for, Mr. Pettit sent in designs for all the 
buildings and his design for the main building and the machin- 
ery hall were accepted. * * * On the acceptance of his 
design for the main building, he was appointed by the Centen- 
nial Board of Finance their engineer and architect. * * * 
For the last ten years he has kept bachelor hall with his friend, 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 149 

Mr. Bacon in Philadelphia; their house being filled with nu- 
merous handsome and valuable mementos of their travels. 

40 Robert Ellmakek Pettit,, born in Philadelphia, 
November 30, 1846. He graduated at the Episcopal Academy, 
Philadelphia, 1863, and the Polytechnic College, State of 
Pennsylvania, as a civil engineer in 1867, taking the master's 
degree three years later. In 1870 he entered the engineer corps 
of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad Company. * * * In 
1885, Mr. Pettit was appointed general superintendent of the 
Pennsylvania division, embracing the main line and branches 
between Philadelphia and Pittsburg, which position he now 
holds, residing at Altoona. He is a man of genial, cordial 
disposition, and a universal favorite with all classes, with whom 
his duties have brought him in contact. 

He was married at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, November 
16, 1875, to Margaret Steel Blair, daughter of the Hon. Sam- 
uel Steel Blair and Sarah P., his wife of that place, who was 
born at Hollidaysburg, April 9, 1852. x Mrs. Pettit died in 
Jersey City, X. J., March 6, 1884. Their children: 

i. Sarah Blair, born Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, De- 
cember 9, 1877. 

ii. Robert, born Altoona, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1881. 

Children of Mrs. Mary Ann (Buchanan) Coale [19]. 

50 William Edward Coale, M. D., born in Baltimore, 
February 7, 1816. He graduated at the Maryland University 
in 1836 as a doctor of medicine. He was ap- 

pointed physician to the Baltimore General Dispen- 
sary, 1836-7 ; an assistant surgeon in the navy, Sep- 
tember 6, 1837. * * * Dr. Coale was mar- 
ried May 1, 1850, to Katherine Sewell Oliver, who was born 
September 6, 1828, the daughter of Daniel Oliver, M. D., LL. 
D. (Harvard, 1806). She died December 19, 1856. 

Dr. Coale's only son, by his first wife, Katherine S. Oliver : 
(87) i. George Oliver, born Boston, September 10, 1853. 

51^ Mrs. Anne Laetitia (Coale) Brune, born in Bal- 
timore, April 28, 1817 ; married April 5, 1836, to John Chris- 
tian Brune, a merchant, the eldest son of Frederick W. Brune 
and a member of the firm of F. W. Brune and sons. The father 
was born in Bremen in 1776, and founded the present house in 

1. See Hist. Huntingdon and Blair Cos., Pa., J. Simpson Africa, 


150 McKean Genealogies 

Baltimore in 1795. * * * Mrs. Brune died July 26, 1856, 
at the Mitre Inn, High street, Oxford, England, and was buried 
in St. Peter's church, East Oxford. So great, was Mr. Brune's 
affection for her, that he directed one of his largest vessels to 
proceed to England and bring home her remains. The ship 
took out no cargo and brought back nothing but her body. She 
had no children. 

52 George Buchanan Coale, born in Baltimore, March 
5, 1819. He began life as a clerk in the Union Bank, Balti- 
more, when about eighteen years of age. * * * He was mar- 
ried October 10, 1855, to Caroline Dorsey, daughter of Dr. 
Robert Edward Dorsey, Professor of Materia Medica in the 
University of Maryland. Mr. Coale died on his sixty-eighth 
birthday, March 5, 1887, and is buried at Greenmount Ceme- 
tery. His children, all except the first named, were born in 
Baltimore : 

i. Edward Johnson, born Elk Ridge, July 31, 1856 ; died 
August 15, 1856, Elk Ridge. 

(88) ii. Robert Dorsey, born September 13, 1857. 

(89) iii. George William, born December 23, 1859. 

(90) iv. Mary Buchanan, born June 29, 1861. (Mrs. 

v. Edward, born March 6, 1863 ; died September 15, 1865, 
Elk Ridge. 

vi. Grafton Dorsey, born June 12, 1864; died June 29, 
1864, Baltimore. 

vii. Caroline Donaldson, born June 28, 1875 ; died No- 
vember 26, 1878, Baltimore. 

53 Mrs. Marianna Buchanan (Coale) Brown, born 
in Baltimore March 5, 1831 ; married in Baltimore, June 1, 
1871, to Thomas R. Brown, Sr., of that city. He was a farmer, 
and this his second marriage. He died in Baltimore, Decem- 
ber 25, 1871, leaving children by his first wife but none by his 
second wife. Mrs. Brown resides in Baltimore. 

Children of Gen. George Buchanan [21]. 

54. Captain Evans Miles Buchanan, U. S. A. born at 
Auchentorlie, his father's place in Centre county, Pa., April 14, 
1834. He was educated as a civil engineer, and engaged suc- 
cessfully in that profession until offered, in 1860, the position 
of captain's clerk by his relative, Commodore, then Captain, 
McKean, commanding the steam frigate Xiagara. The advan- 

Posterity of William McKean, (he Emigrant 1727 151 

tages of foreign travel in so pleasant a cruise to the Mediterran- 
ean and East Indies, decided him to accept the appointment. On 
his return in April, 1861, the Civil War was breaking out, and 
when General McClellan was appointed to the command of the 
Army of the Potomac, he appointed Mr. Buchanan his military 
secretary. He acted as such until March 24, 1862, when he was 
appointed a captain and commissary of subsistence in the 
United States Army, and being retained on General McClel- 
lan's staff, was with him during the seven days battle before 
Richmond in June, 1862. * * * For five months he was 
on the staff of Gen. Morrell. * * * After the battle of 
Gettysburg, July, 1863, became chief commissary of Third 
Division, Third Army Corps. * * * He was captured by 
guerillas and shot ; the body was found about a week after the 
murder. The day of his death is regarded by his family as 
September 27, but is noted in the army registers as September 
30, 1864, near Brook's Furnace, Va. Captain Buchanan wah 
unmarried. His body was brought home and interred in Belle- 
fonte, Pa. 

55 Mrs. Laetitia George (Buchanan) Everett, born 
at Auchentorlie, Centre county, Pa., October 27, 1835. She 
adopted the middle name of George, as there were three others 
named Laetitia Buchanan, but the name does not appear in the 
family Bible. She was married in Philadelphia, Xovember 
21, 1864, to Edward Franklin Everett of Charlestown, Mass. 
Mrs. Everett died at Auchentorlie, September 17, 1866. Her 
issue : 

i. A child, still-born September 10, 1866. 

56 Thomas McKean Buchanan, Lieut. Commander 
U. S. N*., born in Belief onte, Center county, Pa., September 
18, 1837. He was appointed an acting midshipman, October 
1, 1851, entering the naval academy. He stood well in his class 
and graduated June 9, 1855, becoming a midshipman, and 
cruised in the Constellation and the Congress in the Mediter- 
ranean, July, '55-January, ? 58. Passed midshipman April 
15, 1858 ; Master, Xovember 4, '58 ; ordered to take passage to 
join the steam frigate Merrimac, then in the Pacific. * * * 
Lieutenant, July 18, 1860; ordered to the steam frigate Missis- 
sippi, April, 1861, in the West Gulf Squadron. * * * Pro- 
moted to be a lieutenant commander, July 16, 1862. He was 
for a time in command of the steam frigate Mississippi, the 
gunboat New London, and subsequently commanded the gun- 
boat Calhoun. * * * Admiral Farragut writes from Pensa- 

152 McKean Genealogies 

cola about September, 1862 : "Lieutenant Commander Mc- 
Kean Buchanan, with light draft steamers, had been operating 
successfully in Berwick Bay and Atchafalaya River." And 
again, from New Orleans, November 14, 1862, to 
the Secretary of the Navy, he encloses Lieutenant 
Commander Buchanan's report, saying, "He is com- 
manding the naval forces co-operating with the army 
in Opelousas, and had already two fights with the enemy's 
steamers and land forces." * * * Commodore Buchanan 
(as he was called by courtesy, on account of his commanding a 
squadron of vessels), while ascending Bayou Teche, January 
14, 1863, on board the Calhoun, he went forward in an; exposed 
position and was at once an object for sharpshooters on the 
bank. ITe was soon struck in the head, and fell dead on the 
deck. He was a brave officer. His daring courage and activity 
while in command of these light draft steamers made his name 
widely known throughout that part of the country. Lieutenant 
Commander Buchanan died unmarried, and his remains were 
subsequently sent to Bellefonte, Pa. Admiral Farragut, writ- 
ing home, mentions his death as follows, January 15th: "Yes- 
terday was a sad dav for me. I went to see Banks : he handed 
me a dispatch from the bar, announcing the loss of the Hatteras. 
When I came on board I received another, telling me of the 
death of one of my bravest and most dashing officers, Lieutenant 
Commander Buchanan." * 

Children of Pay Director McKean Buchanan [22]. 

57 Roberdeau Buchanan, the author and compiler of 
the history and genealogy of Governor Thomas McKean and 
his descendants, entitled McKean Family (from which this and 
all that appears in this genealogy about the governor and his 
descendants has by his permission been taken). Mr. Buchanan 
was born in Philadelphia, November 22, 1839 ; removed with 
the family to Brooklyn, jNT. Y., when two years of age, and to 
Charlestown, Mass., in 1851, consequent upon his father's 
duties in the navy. Educated in English branches at the 
grammar and high schools in Charlestown where he resided ; 
and in mathematics at the Lawrence Scientific School, Har- 
vard University, graduating in 1861, as a Bachelor in Science 
in the department of civil engineering. Entered upon his pro- 
fession as an assistant engineer in the construction of water- 
works for the supply of Charlestown, 1862-5, the works beirr 

Roberdeau Burn a : 


Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 153 

completed in three years at a cost of one million of dollars. Ap- 
pointed chief engineer to extend these works for the supply of 
the city of Chelsea, 1867, the water being conveyed in pipes 
across Mystic river, three-fourths of a mile wide, and through 
inverted syphons under the two draw ways in the road bridge. 
Appointed in 1868 to lay a system of pipes for the further ex- 
tension of the works, for the supply of the town of Somerville. 
Appointed to a position in the United States Patent Office at 
Washington, September, 1872, to April, 1877, and removed to 
that city, where he has since resided. 

In May, 1879, he became connected with the office of the 
American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac,, under the distin- 
guished astronomer, Professor Simon Newcomb, LL. D., Ph. 
I)., U. S. Navy. This work, published annually, is issued 
three years in advance ; the nautical part being for the use of 
navigators; the astronomical for the Naval Observatory at 
Washington, and for other observatories and astronomers 
Throughout the country. It is a similar work to the Connais- 
sance des Temps of France; the British Nautical Almanac of 
England; the Almanaque Nautico of Spain; and the Berliner 
Aatronomisches Jahrbuch of Germanv; which are the five 
"principal astronomical and nautical ephemerides of the world, 
but there are a number of minor publications. m 

Mr. Buchanan's duties in this office, are the computation and 
preparation of the ephemerides of the planets Mars, Jupiter, 
Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; the Besselian and Independent 
Star-Numbers, for the reduction of the positions of the fixed 
stars, and the computation of the solar and lunar 
eclipses with charts showing the portions of the earth 
within which the eclipses are visible. 2 The office has 

1. Professor Simon Newcomb, Address before the Naval Institute, 

2. From the latest issue, that for 1892, Appendix, p. 521: 

The principal computations of the ephemeris have been distributed 
in the following manner: 

"The ephemeris of the sun was computed by the late Mr. East- 
wood; the moon's longitude, latitude, semidiameter and horizontal 
parallax, by Professor Keith; the right ascension and declination by 
Professor Van Vleck; the culminations by Mr. Meier; lunar dis- 
tances by Mr. Bradford; Mercury and Venus, by Mr. E. P. Austin; 
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, by Mr. Roberdeau Bu- 
chanan; Jupiter's satellites, by Professor H. D. Todd; the satellites of 
Mars, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune by Dr. Morrison. The mean and 
apparent places of the fixed stars were prepared by English and Mr. 
Hedrick; the general constants for their reduction, by Mr. Buchanan; 
the occultations by Mr. J. O. Wiessner and Mr. Auhagen; and the 
eclipses were computed and the charts projected by Mr. Buchanan." 
A similar paragraph is appended to each addition. 

154 McKean Genealogies 

recently been transferred to the Naval Observatory, 
a very proper change as the work at that institu- 
tion now includes both theoretical and practical astronomy, the 
two principal branches into which the science is divided. Mr. 
Buchanan has some of the most difficult of the calculations to 
make for the Nautical Almanac, including in addition to the 
above Mercury and Venus, and besides, Mr. Buchanan has at 
various times assisted in the computation and other prepara- 
tion, of some of the special works published by this office, of 
which may chiefly be mentioned, the Theory of Mercury with 
New Tables, by Professor Newcomb. He is the author of a 
Report on Bridge Construction and Inverted Siphons, Chelsea, 
18U8; Genealogy of the Koberdeau Family, 1876; Genealogy 
of the Descendants of Dr. William Shippen the Elder, 1877. 

He was married at Georgetown, D. C, September 12, 1888, 
to Eliza M. Peters, daughter of Hester A. and the late Thomas 
Peters, who was a son of Thomas and nephew of Judge Rich- 
ard Peters, of Philadelphia, Secretary of War during the Revo- 
lution. William Peters, father of these two latter, was a 
brother of Richard Peters, the Provincial Councillor. He pur- 
chased Belmont in 1742 and in 1745 erected the present man- 
sion house, which bears his monogram and date on the gable. 
Tn the large hall on the lower floor, his arms — a bend between 
two escallops — may still be seen in stucco work on the ceiling. 1 
The land and mansion are now part of Fairmount Park, Phila- 
delphia. On her mother's side, Mrs. Buchanan is descended 
from Sir Charles Burdett, 2 an English baronet, who married 
a daughter of Charles Wyndham of Stokesby, ancestor to the 
Ear] of Egremont. A granddaughter of this marriage came 
to this country, renounced her Christian faith, and married the 
Rev. Rabbi Abraham H. Cohen, M. D., of Richmond and Bal- 
timore. They were the parents of Mrs. Peters. The mother 
and her children subsequently left the Jewish fai-h. 3 

58 Mrs. Laetitia McKean (Buchanan) Fife, born 
in Brooklyn, N. Y., December 24, 1842, removed to Charles- 
town, Mass., in 1851 with her father's family, and was mar- 
ried in that city, October 3, 1867, to George S. Fife, an assist- 

1. A fac-simile is given in the The Continent for April 25, 1883, Vol. 
iii., 521. The Right to Bear Arms, by P. W. Leach. 

2. Sir Charles married secondly Sarah Halsey, from whom the 
present baronet is descended. (Burk's Peerage.) 

3. See Historic Mansions of Philadelphia, T. Westcott, for a de- 
scription of Belmont. Mrs. Cohen's autobiography is a little work en- 
titled Henry Luria. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 155 

ant surgeon in the navy. She died in Charlestown, July 20, 
1871, and is buried near her father in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. 
She was a person of pleasing manner, and a favorite among a 
large circle of friends. In her disposition she possessed much 
original wit and humor, and seldom forgot the name or face of 
a person she had once seen, even after the lapse of several years. 

(91) i. George Buchanan, born August 9, 1869. 
ii. Selina, born July 18, 1871 ; died next day. 

Children of Admiral Franklin Buchanan [23] 

59 Mrs. Sallie Lloyd (Buchanan) Screvin, born in 
Annapolis, December 18, 1835. She was married at St. John's 
Chapel, near "The Best," October 30, 1866, to Thomas Fore- 
man Screven of Savannah, Ga. He was born in Savannah, 
April 19, 1834 ; graduated at the University of Georgia, 1852, 
A. M. ; and graduated also at the Savannah Medical College. 
He is a planter at Savannah. He was twice married ; his first 
wife was Ade V. D. Moore, by whom he had two children, 
Richard Moore and John, but no children to his second wife. 

60 Mrs. Nannie (Buchanan) Meiere, born in Annapo- 
lis, September 25, 1841. She and her twin sister were formerly 
so much alike that strangers could not distinguish them apart. 
Even their father could not always tell one from the other, and 
adopted the common name, Nan-Ellen. She was married at 
the Washington Navy Yard, April 3, 1861, to Lieutenant 
Julius Ernest Meiere of the United States Marine Corps. The 
President and all the principal officers of the navy and army 
attended the wedding. Lieutenant Meiere entered the service 
April 16, 1855, and resigned to take sides with the South dur- 
ing the late war. His resignation was not accepted, and he was 
dismissed May 6, 1861. * * * His wife obtained a di- 
vorce July 6, 1885, for desertion. * * * She resides at 
Tunis Mills, Talbot county, Md. Her children : 

i. Nannie Lloyd, born "The Best/' June 7, 1862. 

(92) ii. Ernest, born "Fairview," Talbot countv, March 
5, 1866. 

iii. Ellen Buchanan, born "The Best," October 3, 1870. 
iv. Thomas McKean, born Myersdale, Pa., October 9, 

61 Mrs. Ellen (Buchanan) Screven, born at Annapo- 
lis, Md., September 25, 1841. She was married at "The B Q st" 
June 5, 1861, to George Proctor Screven, of Savannah, Ga., 

156 McKean Genealogies 

brother of Thomas F. Screven, who afterwards married her 
sister. He was born on Wilmington Island, near Savannah, 
April 14, 1839, and was a rice planter at Savannah. At the 
close of the war he lived for a few years in Baltimore. He died 
at Savannah, October 5, 1876. His widow now lives in Savan- 
nah. Their children: 

i. Franklin Buchanan, born Athens, Ga., March 11, 

ii. Mary, born Savannah, February 13, 1864; died Balti- 
more March 9, 1869. 

iii. Murray Lloyd, born Fairview December 2, 1866. 

iv. George Proctor, Jr., born Baltimore January 12, 
1869 ; died Tybee Island, October 5, 1876. 

v. Ellex Buchanan, born Baltimore, October 23, 1871. 

vi. Nannie Lloyd, born "The Kest," May 19, 1877 ; post- 

62 Mrs. Elizabeth Tayloe (Buchanan) Sullivan, 
born at "The Rest," near Easton, Md., July 1, 1845. She was 
married November 17, 1868, in St. John's Chapel, near "The 
Kest," to Felix Robertson Sullivan of Baltimore, who w T as born 
in that city November 2, 18 — . He graduated at Trinity Col- 
lege, Hartford, Conn., in 1866 ; and is in the insurance business 
in Baltimore. Their children: 

i. Mary, born Baltimore, August 19, 18tf9. 

(93) ii. Franklin Buchanan, born "The Rest," June 27, 

iii. Felix Robertson, Jr., born Baltimore, November 7, 

iv. Nannie Lloyd, born Baltimore, May 4, 1876. 
03 Franklin Buchanan, Jr., born at Annapolis, Jan- 
uary 16, 1847. He was educated at the Maryland Agricultural 
College and Easton Academy; removed to Savannah, Ga., in 
1871, and entered into business as a merchant, and since 1879 
has been in business on his own account as a rice broker, in 
which he has been very successful, having been for some years 
perhaps the largest rice broker in that city, disposing of 250,- 
000 bushels annually. 

64 Mrs. Rosa (Buchanan) Goldsborouoh, born at 
"The Rest," August 23, 1850. She was married November 
15, 1882, to Charles Goldsborough. He was born at Myrtle 
Grove, Maryland, in 1845; graduated at the Maryland Agri- 
cultural College, and became a civil engineer. He has been 
engaged upon the Baltimore and Ohio, and the Maryland Cen- 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 157 

tral Kailroads. He resided for a time at Chester, Pa., but is 
now in Baltimore. 

65, Mrs. Mary Tilghman (Buchanan) Owen, born 
at "The Kest," November 29, 1852. She was married at St. 
Johns Chapel, June 10, 1873, to William Tilghman Owen of 
"Hawkesworth," Talbot county, Md., where he was born Feb- 
ruary 14, 1849. He is a merchant in Savannah, whither he 
removed with his family in 1877. Their children : 

i. Kennedy Riddell, born Hawkesworth, March 12, 1874. 

ii. Nannie Buchanan, born Hawkesworth, August 31, 

iii. Franklin Buchanan, born "The Rest/ September 27, 

Child of Mrs. Susan (Buchanan) Newman [24]. 


66 William Henry Newman, born in Baltimore, No- 
vember 26, 1823. He was educated at the Flushing Institute, 
Long Island, and was a grain merchant, removing in 1847, from 
Baltimore to New York. He married in July, 1847, to Ger- 
trude Minturn. She died March 4, 1864. He married secondly 
to Ellen Stewart Rogers. Mr. Newman died in New York, 
January 11, 1887, without issue. 

Only Child of Mrs. Mary (Buchanan) Sanford [25]. 

67 Robert Sanford, born in Albany, N. Y., December 
10, 1831. He graduated at Union College, Schenectady, N. 
Y., in 1855. He was married at "Edgewood," Hyde Park, 
N. Y., May 23, 1867, to Helen Mary Hooker Stuyvesant. She 
was born at Edgewood, January 12, 1841, and descended from 
several families well known in the civil and social historv of 
New York. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford, all born in 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. : 

i. Mary Buchanan, born February 17, 1869. 
ii. Herry Gansevoot, born August 29, 1871. 
iii. Henry Stuyvesant, born October 29, 1873. 
iv. Stuyvesant, born January 26, 1876. 
v. Desire McKean, born March 1, 1884. 

Children of Mrs. Ann McKean (Buchanan) Wade [27]. 

68 Mrs. Johanna (Wade) Barlow, born at Fort Sev- 
ern, Annapolis, March 30, 1826. She was married first to 

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William Habersham and secondly at Elizabeth, N. J., Septem- 
ber 16, 1872, to Averill Barlow, who was born in Woodstock, 
Conn., January 13, 1822. They reside in Philadelphia, where 
he is in mercantile life. 

69 Mrs. Sarah Et.tzabeth Merryman (Wade) 
Thomas, born at Fort Trumbull, New London, January 5, 
1828 ; married at Savannah, Ga., November 9, 1857, to Wil- 
liam W. Thomas, then residing in New York, but now of Eliza- 
beth, N. J., where his ancestors have lived for over a century. 
He is a custom house broker in New York. Mrs. Thomas died 
March 21, 1888. Their children: 

(94) i. George Cummings. 
ii. Richard Wade, dead. 

(95) iii. William Provost. 
iv. Robert McKean. 

70 William Wade, born April 25, 1831. He is in mer- 
cantile life in Savannah, Ga., as superintendent of the Sa- 
vannah Cotton Press Association, and president of the United 
Hydraulic Cotton Press Company. He was married in Savan- 
nah November 28, 1861, to Susan Robinson Pendergast, who 
was born on Whitemar's Island, near Savannah, July 23, 1841. 
Their children, all born in Savannah: 

i. Richard Dean Ardeet, born April 15, 1863. 
ii. Harriet Murray, born April 2, 1867. 
iii. William Ogden, born May 18, 1873. 

71 Capt. Robert Buchanan Wade, late IT. S. Army, 
born August 1, 1844. He was appointed a cadet at large at the 
TJ. S. Military Academy at West Point, July 1, 1861 ; grad- 
uated and appointed a second lieutenant of the Seventeenth In- 
fantry June 23, 1865 ; first lieutenant the same day, cap- 
tain September 29, 1867 ; unassigned Ma^ch 27, 1869, and on 
duty at headquarters of first military district; professor of 
militarv science in the Missouri State College at Columbia, 
Mo. ; discharged December 31, 1870, with about three hun- 
dred others, under an act of Congress reducing the army. 1 

Captain Wade was married at St. Louis, Mo., August 27, 
1.S08, to Isabel ISTeff Budd, daughter of George K Budd, for- 
merly of Philadelphia, and Rebecca his wife, daughter of 
Hannah (Neff) Patterson, for whose family reference may be 
had to the Neff Genealogy by Elizabeth Clifford Neff, 1886. 
Mr. Bud is a financial and real estate agent in St. Louis, Mo., 

1. Cullom's Register of West Point; Hamersly's Army Reg. for 
100 Years, etc. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 159 

who subsequently took his son-in-law into partnership with him, 
under the name of Budd and Wade. Captain Wade died in 
Chicago, 111., where he was temporarily sojourning, January 
8, 1884. His widow still resides in St. Louis. Their children 
all born in St. Louis : 

i. Robert Budd, born October 26, 1869. 

ii. George K. B., born November 4, 1872. 

iii. McKean Buchanan,, born September 27, 1879 ; died 
St. Louis, May 26, 1883. 

Children of Senor Don Carlos Fernando Martinez de 

Yrujo y McKean, Marquis de Casa Yrujo and 

Duke de Sotomayor [29]. 

72 Senor Don Carlos Manuel Martinez de Yrujo y 
Alcazar, third and present Marquis de Casa Yrujo, y de 
los Arcos, born in London while his father was Spanish min- 
ister at that court, April 5, 1846. He was educated in Madrid, 
and at Stonyhurst College, England, where he obtained the gold 
medal for proficiency in the study of philosophy. In 1864 he 
took the degree of Bachelor of Arts at the Madrid University, 
passing as first class (sobresaliente). Entered the diplomatic 
service and was attache and third secretary to the Spanish 
legation in London, retiring from the service in 1867. From 
1868 to 1875, he withdrew from active politial and public life, 
but was present at the abdication of Queen Isabelle the II, 
subscribing as a witness thereto. He supported invaribly the 
cause of her son and heir to the throne of Spain, the Prince 
of Asturias afterwards King Alfonso XII. 

After the proclamation of Alfonso XII, on the occasion of 
the Prince of Wales' official visit to his late majesty in 1876, 
the Marquis was sent on a special mission, and received the 
prince at Seville in behalf of King Alfonso. The Marquis en- 
tered the Cortes in 1878, and sat in the conservative interest 
for Cuidad-Rodrigo, in two successive parliaments. In 1884 
he was elected a senator by the province of Logrono, which po- 
sition gives him the title of Excellency. Upon the death of hi3 
younger brother, he succeeded to the title of Marquis de los 
Arcos; and is heir to the dukedom of Sotomayor. The Mar- 
quis de Casa Yrujo wa3 married in Madrid, May 28. 1876, to 
Dona Maria Caro y Szechenyi who was born in Madrid, Sep- 
tember 29, 1853, daughter of Don Pedro Caro y Alvarez de 
Toledo, Marquis de la Romana, Grandee of Spain of the first 

160 McKean Genealogies 

class, by his wife, nee Countess Szechenyi in Hungary. The 
Marquis de Casa Yrujo resides in Madrid and has issue (sur- 
name Martinez de Yrujo y Caro) : 

(96) i. Don Carlos, born Madrid, July 24, 1877. 
ii. Dona Maria Ysabel, born Madrid, April 25, 1879. 

iii. Dona Maria de la Piedad, born San Sebastian, July 
29, 1880. 

iv. Dona Maria del Rosario, born Madrid, October 2, 

v. Don Pedro, born Madrid October 3, 1882. 

vi. Don Juan, born Madrid December 3, 1883. 

vii. Don Luis, born Madrid January 15, 1886. 
'73 Don Manuel Macrtinez de Yrujo y Alcazar, 
Marquis de los Arcos, born at St. Germain en Lave in France. 
June 23, 1849, while his father was ambassador to France. His 
title was created in 1653. He died in Madrid unmarried, Sep- 
tember 22, 1864, when the title devolved upon his elder brother 
the Marquis de Casa Yrujo. 

74 Dona Maria de la Piedad Martinez de Yrujo y 
Alcazar, Countess de Lambertye, born November 2, 1852; 
married in Madrid May 24, 1882, to Henri Ferdinard Ed- 
mund, Count de Lambertye, in France. They reside in Paris, 
and have issue (surname de Lambertye). 

i. Monsieur Charles, born Madrid February 12, 1883. 

ii. Monsieur Manuel, born Madrid March 15, 1884. 

Only Child of Henry Pratt McKean [30] 

76 Thomas McKean, born in Philadelphia, Xovember 
28, 1842. He graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 
1862,' and subsequently took the master's decree. He was mar- 
ried September 24, 1863, to Elizabeth Wharton, daughter of 
the Hon. Georsre M. Wharton, who was born in Philadelphia, 
December 12, 1844. Her pedigree may be found in the Gene- 
alogy of the Wharton Family, bv Anne H. Wharton. 1880. 
Mr. and Mrs. McKean reside in Philadelphia, Xo. 1925 Wal- 
nut St. Their issue, all born in Philadelphia: 

(97) i. Henry Pratt, born January 12, 1866. 
ii. Thomas. Jr., born April 29, 1869. 

iii. Maria Wharton, born April 18. 1870. 
iv. George Wharton, born July 20, 1872; died Phila* 
delphia, January 20, 1875. 

v. Phebe Warren, born July 8, 1874. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 161 

Child of Mrs. Sarah Ann (McKean) Trott [81]. 

77 Mrs. Sarah McKean (Trott) Hazlehurst, born 
in Philadelphia, December 8, 1835 ; married December 2, 1857, 
to James W. Hazlehurst, now of the Fidelity Trust Company, 
Philadelphia. Their issue: 

i. George Trott, born Philadelphia, October 18, 1858 ; 
died at Nice, France, December 10, 1881. 

(98) ii. Elizabeth Borie^ born Philadelphia, June 1, 
1861. (Mrs. Lammot.) 

iii. Henry McKean, born Philadelphia, December 27, 

iv. Alice, born Philadelphia May 20, 1871. 

Children of Mrs. Clementina S. (McKean) Borie [33]. 

78 Mrs. Elizabeth McKean (Borie) Lewis, born in 
Philadelphia, March 4, 1844, and was married in Philadelphia, 
December 11, 1872, to John Thompson Lewis, Jr., son of Saun- 
ders Lewis. He was born in Philadelphia, May 12, 1846, 
graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1865, and 
subsequently took the master's degree. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis' 
issue, all born in Philadelphia: 

i. Charles Borie, born October 12, 1873. 

ii. Phoebe Morris, born August 25, 1879. 

iii. Elizabeth Borie,, born May 8, 1882. 

79 Beauveau Borie, born in Philadelphia, Mav 9, 1846 ; 
graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1865, subse- 
quently taking the master's degree, and is in business in Phil- 
adelphia as one of the surviving partners of the firm of C. and 
H. Borie, brokers. He was married December 3, 1868, in Phil- 
adelphia to Patty Duffield Neill, born August 5, 1846, daugh- 
ter of James P. Wilson Neill and Alice Johnson Renshaw, his 
wife, all of Philadelphia. Their issue, all born in Phila- 
delphia : 

i. Charles Lewis, born June 9, 1870. 

ii. Emily Ewing, born May 9, 1872. 

iii. Beauveau, Jr., born September 25, 1874. 

iv. Adolphe Edward, born January 5, 1877. 

v. Renshaw, born April 30, 1883. 

80 Mrs. Emily (Borie) Rhodes, born in Philadelphia, 
April 9, 1851, and married in Philadelphia, January 5, 1871, 
to James Mauran Rhodes, who was born in Providence, R. I., 

162 McKean Genealogies 

December 25, 1848 ; graduated at Brown University, R. I., in 
1869, and subsequently took the degree of Ph. B. He is one 
of the surviving partners of the firm of C. & H. Borie, brokers. 
Their children : 

i. Clementina Borie, born Philadelphia, December 10, 

ii. Mary Aborn, born Paris, France, April 23, 1874. 

iii. James Mauran, Jr., born Philadelphia, July 31, 

iv. F. Mauran, born Philadelphia, November 20, 1878. 

v. Elizabeth McKean, born Philadelphia, October 22, 

vi. Emily Borie, born Philadelphia, October 22, 1880; 
died March .22, 1881. 

vii. Emily Beauveau, born Philadelphia, February 17, 

viii. Charles Borie, born Philadelphia April 7, 1883. 

ix. Sophia Beauveau, born Philadelphia, July 7, 1885; 
died February 25, 1888. 

x. Lawrence Mauran, born Philadelphia, March 24, 

81 Mrs. Sarah Clementina McKean (Borie) 
Mason, born in Philadelphia, February 2, 1853 ; married Octo- 
ber 12, 1886, at "The Dell," her father's residence, to George 
Champlin Mason, Jr., of Newport, R. I., son of the biographer 
of Gilbert Stuart. He was born in Newport, R. I., August 8, 
1849, resides in Philadelphia, and is an architect and Fellow 
of the American Institute of Architects. 

Children of Joseph B. McKean [34]. 

82 Mrs. Anna Bayard (McKean) Dean, born in Phil- 
adelphia July 28, 1859 ; married at Deposit, X. Y., September 
7, 1883 to Edward Gaylord Dean, a druggist who was born 
November 23, 1853. Thev reside in Deposit, Broome countv, 
K Y. 

83 Henry Jarvis McKean, born at Bingham- 
ton, Broome county, X. Y., March 1, 1861 ; educated at the 
Binghamton High School, and in 1883 was appointed a clerk 

Posterity of William McKecm, the Emigrant 1727 163 

in the Railway Mail Service. He was married in Bingham- 
ton, February 11, 1885 to Anna Mabel Livingston, daughter 
of James Robert Livingston and Esther Rogers of Grand 
Rapids, Mich., who was born April 11, 1863. They reside in 
Binghamton. Their issue: 

i. William Wister, born January 20, 1885. 

ii. Henry Livingston, born October 7, 1887. 


Child of Mrs. Caroline (McKean) Wilson [36], 

84 William McKean Wilson,, merchant in Scranton, Pa. ; 
married in July, 1885, to Harriet Kimball, who is from the 
West. ' ' 

Child of Mrs. Elizabeth D. C. (McKean) Ely [37]. 

85 William Mather Ely, born in Binghamton, N. Y., 
July 20, 1860, received an academic education, and is a mer- 
chant, residing in Binghamton. He was married in Bingham- 
ton, September 5, 1883, to May La Monte, who was born in 
Adams, Mass., May 6, 1861, the daughter of Abram H. and 
Helen Dean La Monte. 


Child of Charles McKean Bayard [41]. 

• 86 James Wilson Bayard, born in Germantown, Pa., 
August 2, 1865 ; graduated from the College of New Jersey at 
Princeton in 1885 ; for three or four years has been a clerk in 
the Department of State in Washington. He graduated from 
the law school of Columbia University in June, 1889, and 
admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the District of 

Child of Dr. William Edward Coale [50]. 

87 George Oliver G. Coale, born in Boston, Septem- 
ber 10, 1853; he graduated at Harvard University in 1874, 
and from the Dane Law School in 1876 ; admitted to the bar in 
Boston, January 8, 1876. He married at St. Paul's church, 
Brcokline, Massachusetts, December 9, 1882 to Elizabeth At- 
kinson, who was born December 31, 1856. Mr. and Mrs. 
Coale's issue 

i. Marian, born October, 30, 1883. 

ii. William Edward, born January 4, 1887. 

164 McKean Genealogies 

Children of George Buchanan Coale [52]. 

88 Professor Robert Dosey Coale, born in Balti- 
more, September 13, 1857 ; he graduated at Pennsylvania Mili- 
tary Academy as a civil engineer in 1875, then became a stu- 
dent in Johns Hopkins University at . Baltimore, 1876-80, and 
Fellow in Chemistry, 1880-81. After graduating, he was assist- 
ant in that branch. In 1881, he received the degree of Ph. D., 
from Johns Hopkins University. 

89 George William Coale, born in Baltimore, Decem- 
ber 23, 1859 ; he entered into business with his father as in- 
surance agent subsequently becoming his partner. On the 
death of his father he became the surviving partner carrying on 
the business. He resides in Baltimore. 

90 Mrs. Mary Buchanan (Coale) Redwood, born in 
Baltimore., June 29, 1861 ; and was married in that city Octo- 
ber 25, 1887, to Frank T. Redwood. Mr. Redwood was born 
in Baltimore December 20, 1856, graduated at the Baltimore 
City College and Loyola College. He is the junior member of 
the firm of Brown & Lounds, bankers and brokers. Their 
issue : 

i. George Buchanan, born Baltimore, September 30, 

Child of Mrs. Luetitia McKean (Buchanan) Fife [58]. 

91 George Buchanan Fife,, born in Charlestown, Mas- 
sachusetts, August 9, 1869 ; removed to Washington, D. C. in 
1872. * * * Studied at the preparatory school of Co- 
lumbian University, Washington, but left there upon receiving 
an appointment as a Naval Cadet at large. 

Child of Mrs. Nannie Buchanan Meiere [60]. 

92 Ernest Meiere, born at Fair View, Talbot county, 
Maryland, March 5, 1866. He is a merchant at Tunis Mills, 
Talbot county; his energy and integrity having made him a 
highly successful and reliable business man in that vicinity. 

Child of Mrs. Elizabeth Tayloe (Buchanan) Sullivan [62] 

93. Franklin Buchanan Sullivan, U. S. X., born at 
''The Rest/' Talbot county, Md., June 27, 1871. He was ap- 
pointed a naval cadet at large and entered the IT. S. Naval 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 165 

Academy at Annapolis, May 22, 1886, before he was fifteen 
years of age, being one of the youngest members of the class. 
He stands well in his class, and has won the esteem of his 
superior officers. 

Children of Mrs. Sarah E. M. (Wade) Thomas [69]. 

94 George Cummins Thomas, graduated at the College 
of New Jersey at Princeton in 1879, and at the law department 
of Washington University, St. Louis, 1881. He resides in 
Elizabeth, X. J., practicing his profession in New York City; 
and was married at Erie Pa., November 9, 1886, to Miriam 
Clark, daughter of Joseph David Clark of Erie, Pennsylvania. 
Their issue: 

i. Elizabeth Miriam, born September 11, 1887. 

95 William Provost Thomas, resides in Elizabeth, X. 
J., and is in business with his father in New York City; and 
was married in Washington, T). C, April 30, 1884-, to Harriet 
Caldwell Lyon. Their issue: 

i. William Wilberforce, born September 20, 1887. 

Child of his Ex. Sr. Don Carlos Manuel Martinez de 

Yrujo y Alcazar, third and present Marquis de 

Casa Ybujo y de Los Arcos [72] 

96 Sr. Don Carlos Martinez de Yrujo y Caro, born 
in Madrid, Spain, July 24, 1877, is the heir to the Marquisate 
and ultimately to the title of Duke de Sotornayor. 

Child of Thomas McKean [76]. 

97 Henry Pratt McKean, born in Philadelphia, Jan- 
uary 12, 1866. He graduated at St. Paul's school, and sub- 
sequently became a special student at . Harvard University, 
1885-7, but did not remain there long enough to take a degree. 
He was married at Jamaica Plain, Mass., June 5, 1889, to 
Marian Shaw, daughter of Quincy Adams and Pauline 
(Agassiz) Shaw, who was bqrn at Jamaica Plain, February 21, 
1866. They reside in Philadelphia. 

Child of Mrs. Sarah McKean (Trott) Hazlehurst [77]. 

98 Mrs. Elizabeth Borie (Hazlehurst) Lammot, 
born in Philadelphia, June 1, 1861, and married in that city 

166 McKean Genealogies 

June 1, 1887, to Daniel Lammot, who was born in Wilmington, 
Del., April 10, 1850. He was educated by private tutors, re- 
moved in 1875 to Philadelphia, where he is in business as a 
miner and shipper of coal. 



ALEXANDER 6 McKEAX, (son of William 5 McKean 
and grandson of William 4 and Letitia ( Finney ^ Mc- 
Kean, and great-grandson of William 3 McKean, the 
emigrant, who settled in Chester county, Pa., in 1727, 
and great-great-grandson of James 2 McKean of Lon- 
donderry, Ireland, w T ho was a son of William 1 Mc- 
Kean of Argyleshire, Scotland), and was bom about 
1764. . He moved from Pennsylvania to Lebanon, Ohio, at an 
early day; the exact date is unknown. (He was one of seven 
brothers; the eldest brother Jonathan went to Xew Orleans. 
The names of the others, so far as known, were William, 
Samuel, David, Joseph and Robert.) He married and their 
children were: (1) Benjamin McKeen was born January 
1, 1803. He was a son of Alexander McKeen and grandson 
of William McKeen, brother of Governor Thomas McKean of 
Pennsylvania (signer of the Declaration of Independence). 
Benjamin at an early age accompanied his father, who was one 
of the pioneers of the west, from Pennsylvania to Ohio. Ben- 
jamin journeyed on to Kentucky, and then to Indiana, settling 
near Terre Haute, where he became one of its representative 
and influential citizens. (2) William,, (3) James, (4) 
Jane, (5) Sarah. 

Of these, Benjamin married Leatha Paddock. Their chil- 

(1) William Riley, born near Terre Haute Ind., Octo- 
ber 12, 1829. When 17 years old he entered the county clerk's 
office and two years later accepted a position as bookkeeper and 
confidential clerk in the Terre Haute branch of the State 
Bank of Indiana, and when 23 years old, was elected cashier of 
the bank. In 1855 he resigned as cashier and engaged in pri- 
vate banking, with different partners, until 1876, since which 
time he has conducted the banking business with his sons, un- 
der the firm name of "McKeen & Co." Mr. McKeen was 
elected president of the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad 

Benjamin McKken 

William Riley McKe; 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 167 

Company in June, 1867, and continued in that position until 
January 1, 1896, when he retired from active business. Dur- 
ing his presidency the Vandalia road was constructed from 
Terre Haute to St. Louis, in 1870 leased to the 
Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad Company which 
also obtained control of the Terre Haute and Logans- 
port Railroad and extended it to South Bend, Indiana, and 
also leased the Terre Haute and Peoria Railroad. Mr. Mc- 
Keen was one of the projectors of the Indianapolis Belt Rail- 
road and Stock Yards Company, and was its first president, 
which united the various railroads around the city and estab- 
lished Union Stock Yards. He held the position as president 
until 1888, when he declined re-election. Mr. McKeen was 
not in active service during the Civil War, but was an intimate 
friend and supporter of Oliver P. Morton, the War Governor 
of Indiana, and of great financial assistance to the Union cause. 
He has always been an earnest worker in the Republican party 
of that state, and declined many important political offices, 
among them the governorship of the state. Of his four sons, 
two, Frank and Crawford, are connected with him in the bank- 
ing business and Benjamin and William, Jr., are connected 
with the Pennsylvania and Union Pacific Railroads respect- 
ively. Mr. McKeen married as his first wife 

(1) Eliza Johnston ; one son : 

Frank McKeen, only issue of that marriage. He married 
Mary McGregor. 

(2) Wife was Ann Crawford. By this union they had 
issue : 

i. Ann McKeen married Valentine Schuler ; issue : Edith 
Schuler, Lawrence Schuler, Mary Schuler, Prudence Schuler. 

ii. Mary McKeen married Horace C. Pugh ; no iesue. 

iii. Samuel Crawford McKeen married Henrietta 
Strong; issue: William Riley McKeen, Joseph Strong Mc- 

iv. Benjamin McKeen married Anna Strong ; issue : Mary 
Josephine McKeen. 

v. William Riley McKeen, Jr., married Elizabeth K"ew; 
no issue. 

vi. Edith McKeen married Howard Cutler; issue: Dor- 
othy McKeen Cutler. 

(3) Wife Sarah Dowling; no issue. 

Ann Crawford, the second wife of William R. McKeen, came 
of a fine old Irish family, a branch of which is s411 residing 

168 McKean Genealogies 

in Ireland. Her father was president of the Vandalia Kailroad 
at the time she married Mr. McKeen. 

Elizabeth New McKeen, daughter of John Chalfant New, 
of Indianapolis, Ind., and Elizabeth Rowena McRae of Vir- 
ginia, his second wife. Mr. New was for many years clerk of 
the court at Indianapolis and during the Civil War was a state 
senator, and also quartermaster general of Indiana. After the 
war he engaged in the banking business for some years until 
appointed Treasurer of the United States by General Grant, 
and afterwards made first Assistant Secretary of the Treasury 
by President Arthur, who also tendered him the embassy to 
St. Petersburg. Under President Harrison Mr. New was ten- 
dered the embassy to Austria, but declining was appointed 
United States Consul General to Great Britian and Ireland. 
Mr. New is descended from an old Welsh family, who presum- 
edly flecl to Wales from France during the persecution of the 
Huguenots in that country. His great-grandfather emigrated 
to America before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, es- 
tablishing a home in New England, and at the outbreak of the 
Revolution his son Jethro took up arms in the patriot's army, 
being on duty and one of the pickets who captured Major 
Andre with the papers incriminating General Arnold. After 
the Revolution the News moved to Kentucky, where the father 
of John C. New married Miss Maria Chalfant, a descendant 
of the Greys of Kentucky. They came to Vernon, Ind., to es- 
tablish a home and acquired considerable property, but Mr. 
New T devoted himself almost exclusively to the ministry, 
preaching throughout the state as a work of charity. John 
Chalfant New was born in Vernon, but shortly after his birth 
his father came to Indianapolis to reside and the family have 
since remained there. 

Elizabeth Rowena McRae, second wife of John C. New, 
is a descendant of the old Scotch McRae clan, and the family 
have resided in Virginia since King George the Third sent one 
of the McRaes to Virginia with a grant of land several years 
before the outbreak of the Revolution. The rest of the family 
still reside in Scotland. 

(2) Sarah, the second child of Benjamin and Leatha Mc- 
Keen, married I. N. Isham and reside in Chicago. 

(3) Anna, the third child of Benjamin and Leatha Mc- 
Keen, married Charles M. Warren. 

(4) Samuel, the fourth child of Benjamin and Leatha Mq- 
Keen, married Ellen Burt and have one son. 

Sai.i.ik McKeen 

H. Clay McKeen 

[ New McKeen, 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 169 

Arthur B., who married Anna O'Meary; one child, 

(5) Henry Clay McKeen, fifth child of Benjamin and 
Leatha McKeen, married 

Laura B. Gilman. Their issue : 

James J. 


Wiliam, the second child of Alexander McKeen married and 
had issue: (1) Bexjamix Franklin, (2) Sarah, (3) Xixe- 
vah, (4) William, (5) Mary. 

James,, the third son of Alexander McKeen married and had 
issue: (1) William, (2) Elizabeth, (3) Louise, (4) 
Isaiah, (5) Sarah. 

Samuel McKeex, son of Benjamin and Leatha McKeen, is 
president of the Kentucky Lumber Company, located at Wil- 
liamsburg, Ky. Mr. McKeen resides in Terre Haute, Ind. 

Hexry Clay McKeex, the youngest son of Benjamin and 
Leatha McKeen, was a merchant miller for years at Terre 
Haute. He died in Chicago in 1896. His son James is an 
actor ; has been in the profession two years. Mrs. McKeen and 
daughter Sara reside in Chicago. 

A Biographical Sketch of His Family 

By Thomas J. McKean, Franklin ^ Pa. 

Herewith I give what data I can with respect to our family. 

I never saw my grandfather, William McKean. I have a 
sort of reminiscence that he lived to be very old, but this is un- 
certain. In religion he was a Scotch Presbyterian (Coven- 
anter) as was all the family. Either my grandfather, William 
McKean, or his father emigrated from the north of Ireland; 
but the date or where they settled is not at present known to 
me. However, of their religious tenets and the fact they or 
either of them did emigrate from north Ireland, there is no 
doubt whatever. I have heard it repeated so many times that 
it long ago became a fixed verity to me. A history of this 
county (Venango) and parts of the counties adjacent, compiled 
about thirty years ago, mentions WilJiam McKean (among 
other pioneers) as having lived at or near a place known in 
early times as "Galis Ferry/' on the Allegheny river, about 


170 McKean Genealogies 

1795. The date may not be correct. I am strongly of the opin- 
ion that my great-grandfather (whatever his name was) emi- 
grated from north Ireland and that my grandfather, William 
McKean, was born in America. 

William McKean had four sons: i. Robert, ii. Wil- 
liam, iii. David,, all now deceased; and their descendants un- 
known ; iv. James, born January 6, 1800; died March 30, 

James McKean, son of William, had seven children: i. 
William died in childhood; ii. John, died in childhood; iii. 
Robert W., died August 20, 1862 ; iv. Barbara, died Jan- 
uary 10, 1861 ; v. Joseph, died September 5, 1853 ; vi. Susan 
Jane. Franklin, Pa. ; vii. Thos. J., Attorney at Law, Frank- 
lin, Pa. 

Thomas J. McKean (son of James) has two children: 
Miss Dora D., teacher, member and National Secretary of the 
C. L. S. C. class of 1896. Miss Nellie McKean, high school 
student, Franklin, Pa. 

William McEeen 

William McKeen of Connecticut, settled in St. Johns, N. 
B., at an early date. He married and had five sons and one 
daughter. His eldest son, Samuel, was born in the year 1767, 
near St. Johns; the other sons were William, Robert, John and 
James. No further account of the family is known, except 
John, who married and had a son Ruben, who married and have 
sons, William and George and one daughter named Isabell, 
who married George Vanwart and lives in Montana, and 
Nancy, daughter of William the elder, who married Capt. Bull, 
a British officer, and had a large family, all now living in New 

ALEXANDER, son of William and Mary McKeen, born in 
1773, married Elizabeth Hammond in 1802. They settled at 
Strong, Me., Franklin county, about the year 1800, being 
among the first settlers of that part of the state, coming from 
Belfast, Me. Their children (all born in Strong, Me.) : 

(1) Mary, born October 17, 1804; married John Kennedy 
in 1829. She died March, 1884. Their issue: 

Thomas, William, Alexander and, James. 

(2) William, born May 31, 1808; died August 27, 1892. 
He married Dorothy Howland in 1831. Their children: 

Ira, Benjamin. Matilda and Mary Ann. (Tra resides at 
Salem Depot, K H.) 

Mrs. H. F. Hadi.e 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 171 

(3) Kobert, born March 23, 1810; married Emeline Xick- 
erson in 1832. Their children: 

Jedediah, George, Frank and Amanda Sarah. 

Jedediah married Eleanor F. Towner. Their children are: 

Chester C, born October 23, 1860. 

Laura B., born May 8, 1862 ; died March 26, 1874. 

Cora, born March 23, 1870. They reside at Shellsburg, la. 

(4) Alexander, Jr., born January 13, 1812 ; died May 2, 
1860. He married Sarah McOleary, December 24, 1844. 
She was born April 19, 1816. Their issue: 

James Alexander, died at the age of nine months. 

Henrietta Frances married Xovember 26, 1868, to George 
Henry Hadley. Their children: 

Walter Howard, born May 20, 1873. 

Herbert Oscar, born November 12, 1875 ; died at the age 
of seven months. 

Ealph Edgar, born January 8, 1883. 

Mr. George H. Hadley and son, Walter H., of the firm of 
George H. Hadley & Co., are manufacturers and wholesale 
dealers in coffee, spices, cream tartar, grocer sundries at Law- 
rence, Mass. 

Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Alexander and Sarah Mc- 
Keen, was accidentally killed at the age of 18 years, by being 
thrown from a carriage. 

(5) Henry married Deborah Heath. Their issue: 
William Henry. 

(6) Jedediah Hammond was elected to the Maine legis- 
lature about the year 1850. He married Susan Copeland 
Trask. Their children: 

Edgar, J. C, John Trask, George A., Lucy T., Ada E. 
and Susie. 

(7) Harper Bowman, born May 15, 1819; now living at 
Dover, Minn. He married first to Xancy Knowlton in 1844 ; 
secondly to Sarah Smith July 13, 1847. 

(8) Kancy, born February 15, 1821; married Albert 
Belcher. Their issue: 

Lucy A. and Albert E. Mrs. Belcher died May 4, 1881. 

(9) John, born September 26, 1823 ; married Betsy Knowl- 
ton (sister to Harper's wife). They reside at Mendota, 111. 

(10) Luther H., born August 24, 1828 ; married Marinda 
Savage October 24, 1850; now living at Strong, Me. Their 
children : 

172 McKean Genealogies 

i. Mabcia, born March 23, 1853. 

ii. Albanus, born November 24, 1854; residence, Bath, 
Me. ; unmarried. 

iii. Luella E., born May 12, 1856 ; died April 28, 1862. 

iv. Xellie E., born March 15, 1861. 

Marcia, the eldest daughter of Luther H. and Marinda Mc- 
Keen, married May 27, 1873, to Frank C. Spauldinp. He was 
born March 10, 1844. Their children are: 

i. Minnie May, born May 1, 1876. 

ii. Ida Viola, born January 24, 1879. 

iii. Eoy Hilton, born January 4, 1886. 

iv. Hellen Louisa, born November 18, 1891. 

Xellie E., youngest daughter of Luther H. and Marinda Mc- 
Keen, married September 26, 1883, to George W. Webster, born 
December 16, 1858. Their children: 

Ida Euth, born March 15, 1892. 

Alexander McKeen, Sr., died in 1840. His wife lived to be 
more than one hundred vcars old. 

Mrs. Henrietta F. (McKeen) Hadley, the compiler of this 
sketch says: "My father's family traces back to 1551," and that 
the collateral branches, the Trasks, the Belchers, the Delanos, 
the Hammonds and the Hansons are of noble lineage. The 
Hammonds came to this country in 1634. 

Alexander McKeen, Jr., gave to each of his sons a farm of 
two hundred acres. He was a Free Mason and held many 
offices in the town, was chairman of the selectmen , school com- 
mittee and other offices ; a friend of the governors of his time, 
and used to entertain them at his home. His wife Sarah (Mc- 
Cleary) McKeen, died January 16, 1890. His mother, Eliza- 
beth (Hammond) McKeen, was a descendant on the Hammond 
side, of William and Elizabeth Penn of London, England Eliz- 
abeth Penn, who married William Hammond of London, was 
a sister of Sir William Penn and aunt to William Penn, the 
Quaker of Pennsylvania. The Hammonds came to England 
with William the Conqueror and held the title of Lord, and 
were of royal lineage. 

William Swan McKeak 

> (McKeeni Ridgely 

Posterity oj William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 173 

THE M C KEAN FAMILY, or M C KEEN, as it is some- 
times spelled, OF MARYLAND 

With Notes on some of the Families with which its 

Members have Intermarried. 

Compiled by Ruxton M. Ridgely, Baltimore^ Md. 

The founder of the McKean family in Maryland was John, 
of John and Elizabeth McClellan, who came from Marsh Creek 
(now Adams county), Pa., when a boy, and married his cousin, 
Ann Helm, daughter of Leonard Helm and Rebecca Sharpies, 
April 4, 1795. 

Leonard Helm was the son of Mayberry Helm and Ann 
Parish, who were married April 12, 1776. Ann Parish was 
the granddaughter of Edward Parish of Yorkshire, England, 
a captain of the English army, who settled in Maryland prior 
to 1669, taking up large tracts of land, among them "Parish's 
Range" which was patented to him in October, 1678, situated 
"on the north side of the Patapsco river on the falls of the mid- 
dle branch;" and another contiguous track known as "Parish's 
Fear" which is now comprised in the northwestern section of 
Baltimore City. These two tracts contained about four thou- 
sand acres. Upon the latter tract was situated the old Mansion 
House built about one hundred and fifty years ago, which de- 
scended from the Parishs to the Helms and finally to the Mc- 
Keans, who occupied it until recent years. In 1890 this quaint 
old structure with its hipped roofs, dormer windows and im- 
mense fire places, was consumed by fire. The fire places were 
so large that seventeen people took refuge in one of them from 
the stray shells and grape shot of the British gun boats during 
the bombardment of Fort McHenry. 

William Swan McKean married Camilla Hammond 
Moore., daughter of Sarah Kelso and Col. Nicholas Ruxton 
Moore. Col. Moore was a Revolutionary officer of note in Mary- 
land during the Revolution. After the close of the war he was 
elected to Congress, being the first congressman from Balti- 
more county. Upon the completion of his term of office, he 
retired to his country place in Baltimore county, where he died 
in 1816. 

Camilla Hammond McKean married Gustavus Warfield 
Ridgely, November 11, 1864, son of Captain William A. 
Ridgely and Elizabeth Genevieve Dumeste. Charles Ridgely, 

171 McKean Genealogies 

the grandfather of Ghistavus W., was a member of the Mary- 
land House of Delegates for twenty-seven years, serving as 
Speaker of the House for thirteen years. The founder of this 
branch of the Ridgely family was Robert Ridgely, an attorney, 
who settled in Maryland in 1634, taking up large tracts of land 
in different parts of the province. For many years he was clerk 
to the Council of Maryland, and later Judge for the Probate of 
Wills, and Examiner and Register of the High Court of Chan- 

From Robert Ridgely also descended Captain Charles Ridg- 
ely, the founder of "Hampton" — this old estate, the handsom- 
est in Maryland, and in many respects unequaled by any in 
this country, has always, notwithstanding the law against en- 
tail, descended to the eldest son. At present it is held by Cap- 
tain John Ridgely. Captain Charles Ridgely was one of the 
most prominent politicians of his day in Maryland. He died in 
1790. His grandson, Charles Ridgely, of Hampton, was gov- 
ernor of Maryland in 1820. 

Although John McKean by his marriage with Ann Helm in 
1795 had nine children, but one of them married, William 
Swan McKean, who married Camilla Hammond Moore, and 
had three children, Camilla Hammond McKean, who married 
Gustavus W. Ridgely, John Anna McKean who married Rob- 
ert Casey Barry and Adrianna McKean who is unmarried. 
Thus the male line of this family is extinct, and the only fe- 
males who bear the name are Adrianna McKean and Rebecca, 
a sister of William Swan McKean, who is now living at the 
age of 96. 

By the marriage of Camilla Hammond McKean with Gus- 
tavus W. Ridgely, three children resulted: Ruxton Moore 
Ridgely. married October 18, 1899, Rebecca Dorsey Gaither; 
Gustave Warfield, unmarried, and Genevieve Dumeste Ridgely, 
who married June 3, 1896. Ridgely Gaither, son of Col. George 
R. Gaither and Rebecca H. Dorsey, and grandson, on the ma- 
ternal side, of Gov. Charles Ridgely of Maryland. 

-Alexander McKean. or McKeen, of Cumberland township, 
York (now Adams') coun+v. Pa., wps commissioned lieutenant 
May 15. 1758, and served in Col. Hugh Mercer's battalion, in 
General Forbes' Fort Deauen?e expedition. H° married before 
1772, Sarah, second daughter of Col. Hance Hamilton. He 
seems to have emigrated from York county. 

Ruxtos Moore Kii>oely, Baltimore, Mi>., 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 175 

Hugh McKean, or McKeen, of same place, was commis- 
sioned ensign May 1, 1759, in Col. Clapham's command. He 
married Mary, daughter of Col. Hance Hamilton. He seems 
to have moved from York county. 

(See will of Hance Hamilton; also Pennsylvania Archives 
and Gitts Historical Collection.) Alexander, Hugh and John 
are supposed to have been brothers, but definite information on 
the subject is lacking. 

Notes on McKean's or McKeen's 

Compiled by R. M. Ridgely> Baltimore 

McKeen, Roger, soldier in Maryland service, native of Ire- 
land. Mentioned in Maryland Gazette, near close of French 
and Indian War. 

McKean, Wm., Reedy Island Neck, New Castle county, 
Del., mentioned in Pennsylvania Gazette, June 29, 1774. 

McKean, Daniel, private soldier in Pennsylvania service, 
1759; born Antrim, Ireland, about 1729. Pennsylvania 
Archives (2d series) II, 502. 

McKeen, Henry, private soldier, Capt. David Harris' Com- 
pany First Pennsylvania Regiment, 1783. Pennsylvania 
Archives (2d series) X, 329 (or after). 

McKean, Jos. B., took oath allegiance at Philadelphia, July 
30, 1784. Pennsylvania Archives (2d series) III, 44. 

McKeen, J as., tavern keeper, Cumberland township, York 
(now Adams) county, Pa., 1772-74. List York Co. tavern- 

McKeen, John, young girl, daughter of; carried oflf bv In- 
dians, from Cumberland county, Pa., August 8, 1756. Mary- 
land Gazette, September 9, 1756. 

McKean, Robert, Taxable, Cumberland towrsHp (York 
vow). Adams county, Pa., December 1, 1767. Proceedings 
Scotch-Irish Society,* 1896. 

McKean. Marmaduke, of Captain Smith's Company, Col. 
Small wood's Maryland Regiment, sick in hospital, Philadel- 
phia, December 16, 1776. Pennsylvania Archives (2d series') 
I, 534. 

McKeen, Et>w\ri>. of Captain Harris' Company. Col. Hand, 
sick in Philadelphia, December 1776. Pennsylvania Archives 
(2d series), I. 532. 

176 McKean Genealogies 

McKean, George, died Philadelphia, 1780. Will Book, 
R., p. 267. 

McKean, Barney, private soldier, Captain Josiah Har- 
man's Company, Col. John Bull's Pennsylvania Battalion, No- 
vember 7, 1775. Pennsylvania Archives (2d series), X, 60. 

McKean, Martin, devisee of his father, Robert, Cumber- 
land township (York now), Adams county, Pa., January 6, 
1789. York county Wills, Book H., p. 262. 

McKean, Thomas, of Chambersburg, Pa. ; received grant of 
land from state of Pennsylvania, October 5, 1785, part of which 

he sold twenty years afterwards. He married Jane . Deed 

book F., p. 416. Franklin county, Pa. 

ROBERT 1 McKane (originally McKean) settled in New 
York state, near Geneva, at an early day, ccming from Balti- 
more, Md. His son Samuel married Deborah A. Garrison in 
1825. After that he started on horseback for Maryland to 
look after his father's share of the estate of his grandfather, 
which was land on which a part of the city of Baltimore stands 
today. When he reached Pennsylvania, he learned that heir- 
ship outlawed in twenty years, and as that cut off the claim 
of his father, he having outlived his father that length of time, 
he returned home without going any farther. The other chil- 
dren of Robert were Robert and Patty. 

Children of Samuel McKane and Deborah A. Garrison: 

William Robert, born Yates county, N. Y., January 14, 

Samuel G., born in Yates county, N". Y., July 6, 1834. 

Of these two brothers, William R. has one son William F., 
born April 15, 1853. Samuel G. has no children. 

Samuel McKane, Sr., died in 1844, aged 55. 

Mrs. McKane lived to be 82 years of a^e. Her son Samuel, 
Jr., says: "I have always heard her say that my grandfather 
claimed that his father was nearly related to Thomas McKean, 
the signer of the Declaration of Independence/' and further 
adds, "I do not know 7 whether my grandfather had brothers and 
sisters or not, but probably he had." 

1 From the most reliable information, I believe Robert McKane to be 
a descendant of Thomas, son William McKean the emigrant of 1727, or 
James, son of William McKean the emigrant 1727, but everything in the 
wav of data points to Thomas. The McKeen's of Strong, Maine, and 
McKeen's of Adams County, Pa., and Baltimore, Md., I believe to be of 
the same family. 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 111 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 

Furnished by Mr, Fergus S. McKean, from United States Biographical 



James McKean, was born near Pease's Mill, on Ten Mile 
creek, Washington county, Pennsylvania, on the 24th of Sep- 
tember, 1795. His father's name was Hugh McKean, who 
was born in Antrim county, Ireland, in 1753. The father of 
Hugh McKean died in 1763, at an advanced age. The family 
came originally from Scotland, * * * settling in Ireland 
about the close of the sixteenth 1 century, and were originally 
Scotch covenanters. Hugh McKean emigrated to America 
at the close of the revolution. He intended to come before but 
the war interferred. 

James' youth was spent on a farm west of New Wilmington, 
on the Pulaski road one mile from the Shenango creek. He 
joined the army at the age of nineteen years, in the war against 
Great Britain, at Erie, Pennsylvania, and was a member of Cap- 
tain Rea's company, Colonel Christy, Pennsylvania Militia. 
The weather was cold and the snow very deep, and in after 
life he was afflicted with bronchitis and weakness of the chest 
arising frcan diseases contracted in his army career. 

The schools at that early day were few and classical educa- 
tion was hard to obtain. He worked by the job or by the 
month, and in any way that was remunerative and honorable 
to obtain funds. He was one of the men who in the year 1818 
helped to clear the ground where Wooster, Ohio, now stands, 
receiving fifteen dollars per month for his services. For sev- 
eral years he attended the academy at Mercer, Pennsylvania, 
under the care of a teacher named Amberson, and went over the 
whole college curriculum, but owing to failure of health was 
not able to finish the course at Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, 
where several of his classmates graduated. He was married to 

1. Must have been before 1688, as it is known they took an active 
part in defense of Londonderry, during the siege of 1688-89. See His- 
tory of Londonderry; the siege lasted 8 months. 

178 McKean Genealogies 

Nancy Smith, of Mercer county, Pennsylvania in May, 1822. 
His health failing from over-study while at school, he was not 
expected to live and retired to his farm in Neshannock town- 
ship, Lawrence county, Pa., where his health was compara- 
tively restored ; and after about nine years, having studied the- 
ology under the charge of Rev. William Wood, pastor of 
Neshannock church and for about two years under care of 
Beaver presbytery, he was licensed to preach by the presbytery 
of Beaver, and about the year 1834 was sent as a missionary 
to Ohio where he was settled as pastor of Waynesburg, Still 
Fork and Bethlehem churches at a salary of four hundred dol- 
lars per year, which in early days was all that they could pay. 
As the churches grew stronger and his labors increased, he gave 
up Bethlehem and Still Fork by the consent of the presbytery 
at about the year 1845, and retained Waynesburg 
alone of the three original churches, and for nine 
years preached at Waynesburg and Xew Harrisburg un- 
til the year 1850 when he removed to Scotch Grove, 
Jones county, Iowa. At the time he first preached in Ohio 
within the bounds of the Still Fork congregation there was an 
organization of infidels under the lead of one Permarr and Zach 
Wathy, who were followers of Hume, Bolingbroke and Thomas 
Paine. This leader gave him an opportunity for a public dis- 
cussion, and the question was as to the credibility of the religion 
of Christ. He completely and forever demolished the society, 
which never met after the discussion. 

As a debater, he had hardly an equal in logic and strength 
of argument. He lectured on temperance and slavery, and per- 
sistently fought every foe of man and of his country. For years 
during the winter months he preached in schoolhouses and pri- 
vate dwellings all over the county and beyond. Nearly every 
church from the Ohio river west in the Stubenville presbytery 
was privileged to hear his faithful exhortations and pungent 
logic. The disease of his throat so increased upon him, that 
at the age of sixty years he w r as compelled to give up the pastor- 
ate in Ohio and remove to Iowa. Here for several years he 
preached one-half of his time to the church of Wayne. He 
died on the 1st of September, 1876, at Scotch Grove, Iowa, and 
was buried in the cemetery of the Presbyterian church. A 
man of inflexible courage and great will power, he had naturally 
what is called an iron constitution, was of great activity and 
strength, and when in the army could throw any man in his 
company and regiment. He had eight children, as follows: 

Hon. John McKean 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 179 

Jane McKean, who died and was buried at Bethlehem, Ohio; 
Rev. James W. McKean, president of Lenox Collegiate Insti- 
tute and captain of Company C, 44th Iowa Infantry Volun- 
teers, who died at Memphis, Tennessee in officers' hospital on 
the 9th of July, 1864; Dr. Hugh C. McKean, the beloved phy- 
sician of Scotch Grove, where his name and memory are still 
held sacred in the minds of many to whose, health he had con- 
tributed, he died in November, 1865 ; F. S. McKean, attorney- 
at-law, Aramcea, Icwa, for many years auditor of Carroll 
county, Ohio, and county treasurer of Jones county, Iow r a, who 
died on the 25th of December, 1867 ; Francis C. McKean, cap- 
tain of Company D, of the 9th regiment of Iowa Infantry 
Veteran Volunteers, and attorney, and counselor-at-law, who 
died at Evans, Colorado, on the 5th of May, 1874; Dr. Alex- 
ander McKean, of Scotch Grove; C. B. McKean, of Scotch 
Grove, and John McKean of Anamosa, judge of the circuit 
court, eighth judicial circuit. 

Father McKean was a jovial, good natured, good humored 
man ; had a great fund of Irish wit which amused his friends 
and overcame his opponents, bright as the light and fresh as 
the dew of the morning. Still he had a great admiration for 
drill, and every son was a good scholar in latin and mathe- 
matics, and several were proficient in Greek; two were gradu- 
ates of Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, (James W. and John). 
James W., was one of the "honor" men of his class of about 
sixty men, class of 1859. He was a great teacher: he taught 
his children, taught his churches, taught all within the reach of 
his influence, the true granite principles of government, logic, 
religion and morality. He died on the 1st of September, 1876, 
in the joyful expression and profession of an uncompromising 


John McKean, judge of the eighth judicial circuit is a native 
of Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, and was born on the 19th of 
July, 1835, his parents being James and Nancy (Smith) Mc- 
Kean. * * * James moved with his family to Carroll 
county, Ohio, when John was an infant, and the father having 
a farm, the son, when arriving at a suitable age, spent his 

180 McKean Genealogies 

summers in agricultural and his winters in intellectual pursuits, 
attending a common school until sixteen, and then spending 
one year at the New Hagerstown Academy. ,_ Later he studied 
at New Richmond College, Jefferson county, for eight months. 
In October, 1854, John and an elder brother, James W. Mc- 
Kean, came to Jones county, Iowa, with a two-horse wagon, 
pitched their tent in Scotch Grove township, camped in the 
woods on section three in the winter and spring, and during that 
period fenced forty acres of prairie land and built a small 
frame house, nearly all of it with material of their own getting 
out. The remainder of the familv reached Scotch Grove the 
ensuing June. The next winter John taught a select school, he 
having been similarly employed two seasons before leaving 

In May, 1856, James and John returned to the east, entered 
Jefferson College, Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, and graduated 
in August 1859. In March of that year John McKean was 
Franklin debater, and received the award of honor in a logical 
contest held that month, five learned men acting as judges. On 
leaving college Mr. McKean returned to Jones county, Iowa, 
located at Anamosa, the county seat, where he read law with 
Thomas S. Pierce, and was admitted to practice in 1861, and 
has ever since been a member of the Jones county bar. Dur- 
ing the last ten or twelve years he has spent no inconsiderable 
part of his time in the service of the state. He was a member 
of the lower house of the general assembly in 1866 and 1868, 
and was in the senate in the regular sessions of 1870 and 1872. 
Being nominated for circuit judge in the summer of 1872, he 
resigned his seat in the senate, and did not attend the adjourned 
session. While in the house he was chairman of the committee 
on constitutional amendments, a very important committee 
in that juncture of our national history, and in the senate was 
always on the committees of ways and means and the judiciary. 
While in the house he introduced a bill which became a law, 
allowing townships and cities to levy a five per cent tax to aid 
in constructing railroads. As a legislator, he showed him- 
self an ardent friend of the State University, the Agricultural 
College, and of educational matters generally. He served for 
six years as regent of the State University. He had a great 
influence in the legislative body, and while in the senate he 
originated the measure and secured the passage of a bill for 
a second penitentiary, located at Anamosa, and the whole state 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 181 

owe him a debt of gratitude for his services rendered in the 

Judge McKean took his seat on the bench in January, 1873 ; 
was re-elected at the end of four years, and his present term 
will expire in January, 1881. He is one of the best equity law- 
yers in the state; is noted for his honesty, and carries all the 
best traits of his character to the bench, being above bribery 
and corruption. The judge is a Freemason, a member of the 
commandery, and an Odd Fellow. He is a member of the 

Presbyterian church and an elder in the same. 

Children of Rev. James and Nancy McKean 

Compiled by C. B. McKean, Hopkinfon, Iowa 

(1) Jane, died August 16, 1842 aged 16 years. 

(2) F. S. McKean, was born in Mercer county, Pennsyl- 
vania, May 21st, 1823. He graduated at Business College at 
Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1843, was elected auditor of Carroll coun- 
ty, Ohio, when about 23 years of age and served in that ca- 
pacity six years, edited a paper in Carrollton, Ohio, one year, 
and moved to Anamosa, Iowa in 1857. Served as treasurer 
and recorder of Jones countv, Iowa, for two and one-half years. 
Studied law and continued in good (business until his death 
in 1867. He married Maggie E. Rannie, of Waynesburg, 
Ohio, in 1857. She was of German descent and could speak 
the language, she was a school teacher and he one of the board 
of examiners. There are five daughters: 

i. Xancy, graduated at Lenox College at Hopkinton, la., 
valedictorian of her class. She was married to Lewis B. Kuhn, 
business manager of the Western Plowman, Moline, Illinois. 
They have one son and one daughter, Harlan and Olive. 

ii. Maggie E., second daughter of F. S. and Maggie Mc- 
Kean graduated at Lenox College, and married Dr. William 
E. Greig, of Clarence, Cedar county, Iowa. They have one 

iii. Netta Jane, third daughter of F. S. and Maggie Mc- 
Kean, graduated at Lenox College, and married H. E. Win- 
norel, of Manchester, Delaware county, Iowa. They have three 
daughters, Winnafred, Margarite, and . 

iv. Katherine, the fourth daughter is unmarried. 

182 McKean Genealogies 

v. Olive, fifth daughter married George Howard, book- 
keeper for Moline Plow Company, Kansas Ciy, Missouri. 

(3) Dr. Hugh C. McKean, second son of Rev. James 
and Nancy McKean, was born in Lawrence county, Pennsyl- 
vania, July 26, 1829. He attended New Hagerstown and Rich- 
mond Academies, in eastern Ohio, and entered Jefferson 
College, Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, owing to poor health he 
left the college, and afterwards took up the study of medicine, 
and graduated from Keokuk Medical College, Keokuk, Iowa, 
in the spring of 1857, and immediately thereafter married 
Elizabeth McGrew, formerly of Jefferson county, Ohio, they 
settled in Scotch Grove, Iowa the same spring, where he had an 
extensive practice, until death, November 4, 1865, at Johnson 
(in south) Jones county. His wife died the following April, 
in Wyoming, Iowa, she was a beautiful, intelligent and accom- 
plished woman, a kind hearted Christian lady. Their children : 

Dr. James W., and Frances Jane McKean. 

i. Dr. J. W. McKean, was born at Johnson, Iowa, about 
18l»0. Alter ihc death of his mother, when six years old, he 
lived with his grandfather, the Rev. James McKean, for a 
few years and then with his uncles F. S. and John McKean, 
attorneys-at-law, Anamosa, Iowa, attending school at the latter 
place. He graduated at Lenox College at about nineteen years 
of age. Graduated from Bellview Medical College, being 
ccctcd as orator or valedictorian by its 900 students. He 
married Nellie Bouton, of Farley, Iowa, soon after graduation 
and practiced a few years in Anamosa, Iowa, thence he re- 
moved to South Auburn, Nebraska, where in a short time ty- 
phoid fever prostrated him, and his wife and infant daughter, 
one year old, the child dying first and the mother soon after- 
wards, and he was left with his eldest daughter, a child of about 
three years of age. Regaining his health he established a prac- 
tice at Walnut Hill, South Omaha, Nebraska. Afterwards he 
was appointed to take charge of a hospital at Chieng-Mai, 
the capital of northern Siam. Here he passed; five years, treat- 
ing 5,000 patients per year, but the health of his wife, whom 
he had married on the eve of his departure compelled his re 
turn to America. He and his wife sailed for Chieng-Mai, 
August 26, 1895 and arrively safely at that city in December 
following. Dr. McKean's daughter by his first wife is : 

Ethel, she is at Wooster, Ohio. 

His present wife is Laura Wilson, their issue: 

Kate P., born in Siam. 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 183 

Hugh C, born in Siam. 

ii. Frances Jane McKean, daughter of Dr. H. C. and 
Elizabeth McKean, graduated at Lenox College, and married 
George Armstrong of Adrain, Michigan, they have one daugh- 
ter : 

Mildred, born about 1892. 

(4) James W. McKean, son of James and Nancy Mc- 
Kean, was born in Lawrence county, Pa., April, 1832. He 
attended New Hagerstown and Richmond Academies under 
Professor Joseph Lindlay and in 1854 in company with a 
younger brother John drove a team and wagon from New Har- 
risburg, Carroll county, Ohio to Scotch Grove, Iowa, where 
they built a cabin in the timber, and then made rails and fenced 
and broke thirty-five or forty acres of prairie land, about five 
miles from their timber domicile, and erected a frame house. 
In April, 1856, he, accompanied by his brother John entered 
Jefferson College, graduated as one of their honor men in 1859, 
entering the Western Theological Seminary at Alleghany the 
same year; was licensed to preach. Taught mathematics in 
Lenox College and in the spring following he was elected pres- 
ident of the institution. He continued in this position, preach- 
ing once in two weeks in Wayne Presbyterian church in Jones 
county, until in April, 1864, when the call for one hundred- 
day men broke up the college, the students asked him to go as 
their captain of Company C, 44th Iowa. He did so with the 
understanding that as soon as a commission as chaplain to the 
9th Iowa regiment should arrive he would accept that and re- 
sign as captain. He died in Officers' Hospital, Memphis, Ten- 
nessee, July 9, 1864. His body was embalmed and is buried 
in Scotch Grove, Iowa. 

(5) Dr. Alexander McKean, son of Rev. James and 
Nancy McKean, was born June 22, 1838, in Car- 
roll county, Ohio, graduated at Lenox College, and 
at Rush Medical College in June, 1871 ; married to 
Delia A. Strahl of Dubuque county, Iowa. He kept 
a druff store for a few vears in Anamosa, until his health im- 
proved, when he removed to Scotch Grove, where he practiced 
a number of years, and thence to Onslow, and from there to 
Center Junction where he died February 23, 1891. He was an 
elder in the Presbyterian church. He died without issue but 
adopted a girl named : 

i. Etna E. McKean. 

184 McKean Genealogies 

(6) Captain Frais t cis Crowfokd McKean, son of Rev. 
James and Nancy McKean, was born in Carroll county, Ohio, 
.February 12, 1842 ; moved with his fathers family to Scotch 
Grove, Iowa ; entered Lenox College in his eighteenth year, but 
enlisted in Company D, Ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Aug- 
ust 16, 1861; went in as orderly sergeant; promoted second 
lieutenant July 9, 1862, captain February 15, 1863 ; mustered 
out at Hilton Head, December 31, 1864. During the entire 
term of service he took an active part in over 
thirty engagements against the enemy, and was with 
his company without exception, in every battle, but 
the severe campaigns of Vicksburg and Atlanta les- 
sened his vigor to such an extent that he thought best (although 
the prospects for promotion to the command of the regiment was 
bright) to quit the army after "marching through Georgia" to 
the sea. On his return home, he at once re-entered Lenox Col- 
lege and continued about three years. He comimenced the study 
of Blackstone in the office of his brother, Judge John McKean, 
LL. D., in Anamosa, Iowa When admitted to the bar, he mar- 
ried Jane Elenor Dunlap of Hopkinton, Iowa, January 27, 
1869, and established an office in Sioux City, but in a short 
time after, formed a partnership with his brother John and 
returned to Anamosa, where they did a large business, until 
failing health compelled him to seek Colorado as a health re- 
sort where he died May 5, 1874. Their issue: 

i. Miss M. E. McKean married after graduation, Prof. An- 
drew Gordon Wilson, vice-president of Lenox College, Hopkin- 
ton, Iowa. 

ii. Frank Chalmers McKean, born July 7, 1874; grad- 
uated at Lenox College in 18 ). He won first place at the Iowa 
State Oratorical Contest, held at Fairfield, Iowh, eight col- 
leges competing. His sister, Elizabeth (McKean) Wilson, won 
the declamatory contest at L^nox College, and his cousin, F. S. 
McKean, son of Dr. John McKean, won the contest between 
the high schools of the state of Iowa, and his father, Captain 
F. C. McKean won first prize for oratory in Lenox College 
while a student in that college. Mr. McKean is now engaged 
in teaching. 

(7) Charles Beatty McKean, son of Rev. James and 
Nancy McKean, was born in Carroll county, Ohio, September 
29, 1845; came with his parents to Jones county, Iowa, in 
1856 ; enlisted in Company C, Forty-fourth Iowa Volunteer 
Infantry, April 30, 1864; discharged September 15, 1864. 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 185 

From 1864 to 1870 he attended Lenox College, teaching school 
three winter terms during this time. He was considered a good 
speaker, a logical reasoner, and a pungent debater. He was 
married February 29, 1872, to Henrietta Belle Clark, of Scotch 
Irish, Presbyterian stock, born in Mercer county, Pennsyl- 
vania; her parents came to Jones county, Iowa in 1854. Mr. 
and Mrs. McKean are now (1896) living in Hopkinton, Iowa. 
Their children are attending Lenox College. Mr. McKean is 
a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church, and has held many 
places of profit and trust, for which he has been re-elected by 
his friends. Their children: 

i. Margaret Anna, born December 2, 1872. She won 
first prize as an essayist at society contest Lenox College in 
1892. Attended Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one year 
Graduated at Lenox College in 1894. Employed in teaching 
in Arkansas. 

ii. Frank L., born in Scotch Grove township, Jones coun- 
ty, Iowa, November 29, 1873, was taken under the care of 
Cedar Rapids Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry, and 
is now completing the sophomore year in Lenox College. 

iii. Alexander C, was born near Scotch Grove, May 22, 
1876, at an early age he showed a talent for mathematics be- 
yond his years. In September, 1894, when 18 years of age, 
he entered Lenox College, and immediately took standing as a 
reasoner and debater, and in his second term, he was selected 
by his literary society to lead the contest debate in Lenox Col- 
lege, in which he and his assistant won the decision, before 
three competent judges. He is now in Freshman year in Lenox 

iv. Hazen Clark McKean, was born near Scotch Grove 
station, on Sunday the 14th of August, 1881. He is now in his 
14th year and is attending Lenox College. 

v. Nellie Belle, the 5th child of C. B. and H. B. Mc- 
Kean, was born on the old James McKean homestead one .mile 
south of the town of Scotch Grove on November 22, 1886. She 
is attending the graded school in Hopkinton, Iowa. 

(8) John McKean, son of Rev. James and Nancy Mc- 
Kean, was born in Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, July 19, 
1835. He married Nancy Ann Ellis of Jones county, Iowa. 
They were joined in wedlock on the 16th of November, 1865 
and have six children. 

186 McKean Genealogies 

i. Fergus Smith, born Scpember 9, 1806, married Addie 
Josephine Smith of Anamosa, Iowa, 181)0; live at Sutherland, 
Iowa ; have one son : 

Herbert McKean 

ii. Nancy Jane, born April 6, 1868; married Harry E. 
Marshall, Dubuque, Iowa, September 1889; three children: 

Elenor, Edward, and baby, live at Dubuque, Iowa. 

iii. John Lawbence, born September 13, 1870; married 
Mary Moore, Holdrege, Nebraska, 1893 ; one son : 

Ritchie Wallace. 

iv. Delia B., born November 30, 1875; married Douglas, 
Jessup, 1884*; one daughter; live at Sutherland, Iowa. 

v. Beatrice G., born September 14, 1877 ; teaching at 
Sutherland, Iowa. 

vii. Samuel Hugh, born December 19, 1879; farming at 

John Lawrence McKean, son of Judge John McKean, 
learned the printer's trade on the Lincoln Daily State Journal, 
Lincoln, Xeb. ; published the Weekly Unionist, Lincoln, Neb. ; 
Havelock Mechanic, Havelock, Xeb., and now owns the Blade, 
Bancroft, Xeb. 

Judge John McKean, died at Dubuque, Iowa, August 8, 
1891. His wife, Mrs. Nancy Ann McKean, is now living on 
her farm near Sutherland, Iowa. 

Maternal Grandparents 

Compiled by C. B. McKean^ Hopkinton, Iowa 

"Father's maternal grandparents, McCaw, were from Scot- 
land and settled in Antrim county, Ireland, near Bush Mills. 
They were Covenanters. It is known he had two sons, James 
and William, and one daughter called Jane McCaw, born 1763 
and married to Hugh McKean about 1782. His grandparents 
McKean were Scotch Covenanters and emigrated to Ireland 
about 1690, and his grandfather was in the siege and battle of 
Londonderry. He died in the year 1761. Hugh McKean (my 
grandfather) was born June 15, 1753, in Parish of 
Belloreloshone, (or Bellareloshane), County Antrim, Ire- 
land. It is not known as 'to sisters, but it is 
known that he had three brothers: John, William and 
Robert. William lived and died in Ireland, but John, Robert 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 187 

and Hugh came to America. Hugh soon after the Revolution- 
ary War. John lived a single life, and died in the eastern part 
of Pennsylvania. Robert moved to Kentucky at a very early 
day and settled on the Hanging Fork of Dicks river, ten miles 
from Danville. He was scalped by the Indians but they were 
fired on from the fort and he recovered, married and raised a 
family. Hugh McKean came to the United States about the 
year 1785, settling first in York county, Pa., but soon removed 
to Washington county, and in 1797 they moved to Mercer (now 
Lawrence) county, Pa., where he died in 1849 in his ninety- 
seventh year. His wife died in 1842, in her seventy-ninth year. 
My mother's maiden name was Smith of Coal Spring, Mercer 
countv, Pa. Her mother's name was Giffin of Westmoreland 
countv, Pa." 

Biographical Sketch 

From J. C. McKean, Faton, Iowa 

Great-grandfather Hugh McKean, settled in Pennsylvania 
near the close of the Revolution. He had three sons: John, 
James (the father of Judge McKean) and William, who was 
my grandfather. William married Anne Rice (who died re- 
cently), by whom he had five children: Hugh (my father), 
Jane, Margaret, Esther and William. 

(1) Hugh married Martha Garside, by whom he had seven 
children, all of whom are dead except my brother James and 

(2) Jane married Thomas Garside and. was the mother, I 
think, of nine children, of whom four survive : 

Mrs. Maria Mullen of Griswold, Adams county, Iowa ; J. F., 
known as "Frank" somewhere in Xebraska; William J., of 
Onslow, Iowa, and Edgar, who is a telegraph operator and was 
stationed at Quigley, Iowa. Jane died of consumption in 1869 

(3) Margaret married Hugh Reed, and was the mother 
of six children, most of whom died young, all dead now except 
Harry. Margaret died of consumption about 1876. 

(4) Esther married Parker Simisson, a miller living 
near Mercer, Pa. They have nine children (names unknown) 
^aid to be a healthy, handsome, intelligent and in all respects 
lovable family. 

188 McKean Genealogies 

(5) William, the name of his wife I cannot just now recall. 
However, he is married and lives in Mercer, Pa., has a son 
Benjamin and two daughters, names unknown to writer. 

Hugh McKean, the emigrant of 1785, had a family of 
"eleven children: John, who died in Ireland; Jeen, Nancy, 
Mary, Margaret, James, Hugh, William, Elizabeth, Jane and 
John, nine of whom married and had families. Hugh died in 
1818 and is buried at Wooster, Ohio, February 18th. Jeen mar- 
ried John Campbell, had two children. He died in the Isles of 
Cuba. Nancy married Thomas Wharry. He died and she mar- 
ried Samuel Glenn. Mary married GeQrge Bell. Margaret 
married William Reed. James married Nancv Smith. Wil- 
Ham married Annie Rice. Elizabeth married Joseph Thomp- 
son. Jane married Samuel Glenn and John married Maria 


James McKeen, born in Cologue Park, County Antrim, Ire- 
land ; married Sarah Boyd. Their issue : 

( 1 ) Mary married — Spence. 

(2) Nancy married William McKeen. 

(3) Margaret married Alexander Miller. 

(4) William married Isabella Adams. 

(5) Henry, born in Cologue Park, County Antrim, Ire- 
land, August 19, 1794; settled in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1817; 
business, importer of clocks and watches. He married Martha 
McLeod, in Philadelphia, August 12, 1823; died in Phila- 
delphia, August, 1887. His wife died in 1865. Their issue: 
Bessie, Henry, William, Mary, Martha and Thomas,, of 
whom Henry was a member of the Eighty-first Pennsylvania 
Volunteers, war of the rebellion, and was killed in battle; un- 

Thomas married Sarah McCoy, and lived in Camden, X. J. 
Thev had four children: Jennie, Henry, Mary and Helen. 

t/ 7 ' 

William married Annie Adler ; had four children : Jessie, 
Annie, William and Henry. He was first lieutenant of Com- 
pany K, One Hundred and Eighteenth Pennsylvania Volun- 
teers ; wounded at the battle of Antietam. 

Mary McKeen married William Raphael ; issue : Henry and 

Martha McKeen married Dr. John Schenek; issue: Mary 
and Martha. 

Henry McKeen 

Nancy (McKeen) Leitz 

Col. Thomas McKeen, 

McKean Genealogies 189 

Thomas McKeen married, had two children: James and 
Jane. James was killed in the Mexican war. Jane married 
William Young; issue: Rose (deceased), Jennie and James. 

James McKeen, president of a bank, had three wives and 
four children: Thomas, Elizabeth, Helen and Sarah. 

Thomas married Elizabeth Stewart; issue: Emma (de- 
ceased), Helen (deceased), Elizabeth, Mary, James, Stew- 
art and Fannie. 

Elizabeth married Dr. William Cattel, former president of 
Lafayette College. Their issue: James and Henry. 

Helen married Calvin Ferriday; issue: Elizabeth, Henry, 
James, Helen and Sarah. 

Colonel Thomas McKeen, born in Philadelphia, August 
9, 1824, was by occupation a grain and lumber merchant. He 
married Sarah McCoy (as already noted), October 2, 1849. 
He died January 5, 1883, at Camden, IS. J. Sarah, his wife, 
was born at Mt. Bethel, January 31, 1826; died January 16, 
1887; issue: 

(1) Jane, born in Philadelphia, October 2, 1850; married 
Charles J. String, Camden, IS. J., October 31, 187Y. 

(2) Henry, Jr., born Philadelphia, January 3, 1852 ; mer- 
chant; married Mary Maxwell, February 9, 1882: issue: 
Henry, born May 31, 1885, Easton, Pa. 

i. Elizabeth, born May 25, 18*86. * 
ii. Laura, born March 10, 1888. 
iii. Janet, born December 17, 1889. 
iv. Maxwell, born February 11, 1896. 

(3) Thomas. 

(4) Mary, born at Camden, X. J., September 22, 1858. 

(5) Helen, born Camden, November 7, 1865; married 
O. H. Dayton, Camden, May 14, 1890; issue: 

i. Helen, born in Camden, November 15, 1892. 

ii. Aaron O. Jr., born June 3, 1896, Camden, N. J. 


Extracted from a Sermon preached at Easton, Pa., November 5, 1858, 
occasioned by the decease of Colonel Thomas McKeen, by 

John Gray, D. D. 

Extracted from a sermon preached at Easton, Pa., Novem- 
ber 5, 1858, occasioned by the decease of Colonel Thomas Mc- 
Keen. By the Rev. John Gray, D. D. 

190 McKean Genealogies 

Thomas McKeen was born in the north of Ireland on the 27th 
of June, 1763, a descendant of those brave Scotch sires, who 
for liberty of conscience, had left their county under the reign 
of James, the vain prince. The attempt to force an ecclesiasti- 
cal monarchy upon the people, forced many of them out of the 
country. By this means some of the best and bravest of the 
Scotch Presbyterians went over the channel and settled in the 
north of Ireland. Thomas McKeen's parents belonged to the 
Presbyterian church of Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland, 
where the family settled after leaving Scotland. Thomas was 
twenty years old when he came to the United States. He 
engaged in teaching in the neighborhood of Hartsville in Bucks 
county; removed to Durham, where he taught some time and 
afterwards was engaged as clerk and manager for Mr. Black- 
house, who then carried on the Durham Iron Works. In 1788, 
he made a visit to Ireland, and shortly after his return mar- 
ried Miss Elizabeth Long, a daughter of the Hon. Thomas 
Long, one of the associate judges of Bucks county, and com- 
menced the business of merchandising at Durham, on his own 
account. In the year 1794, he was commissioned a captain by 
Governor Mifflin, and marched with his company under Gen- 
eral Washington to quell the "Whiskey Insurrection" in the 
western part of this state. Captain McKeen was offered the 
appointment of major but declined. Hon. George M. Dallas 
was the paymaster of the troops and Colonel Forest, the com- 
mander of the regiment. He removed to Northamton county 
and continued the business as stoorkeeper for about seventeen 
years, growing in wealth and wisdom, and in favor w T ith God 
and man. During his residence in this place he was elected 
colonel and without application on his part, was commissioned 
a Justice of the Peace bv Governor McKean. In the vear 1815, 
when the Bank of East on, N. J., was chartered, he became its 
first cashier. In consequence of this he removed to Easton, 
and having acted as cashier until the death of Mr. Sitgreaves, 
he was elected president, in which situation he served until 
1851, when he declined re-election. He was for many years 
treasurer of the Easton Bridge Company, the Easton Water 
Company, the First Presbyterian church and Lafayette College, 
to which institution he contributed thousands of dollars, in all 
of which he proved himself to be a man of capacity, probity, 
accuracy and fidelity. 

On the 18th day of April 1830, his first wife died,, and on the 
11th of April, 1832, he married Miss Harriet Porter, daughter 

Posterity of Robert and Margaret Sloan McKean 191 

of the late Gen. Andrew Porter, who survives him. He out- 
lived all his contemporaries, having witnessed the population 
of the country increase from three to thirty millions and the 
states from thirteen to thirtv-three. * * * His forefathers, 
on both sides, were originally from Scotland, and settling near 
Ballymena, in the north of Ireland, as farmers. 

Mr. McKeen came to his "grave in a full age, like a shock of 
corn cometh in his season." 

The great-great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother of 
this branch of the McKeen family "was William 1 McKeen and 
his wife Margaret (Wilson) McKeen. 


Robert McKean, son of Robert and Margaret Sloan Mc- 
Kean, was born in County Tirone, Ireland, February 12, 1795, 
and at the age of twenty years (in 1815) with his mother and 
sisters, Margaret and Ann, emigrated to America, and located 
in Washington county, Pa. Robert married Mrs. Mary Mc- 
Clintock in 1817, to whom w T as born four children: 

(1) Mary H., born October 5, 1818; (2) Thomas, Sep- 
tember 14, 1820; (3) Alexander, September 1, 1822; 
(4) Sarah, March 17, 1824. Robert McKean died in 
1832. His widow March 17, 1867, and his mother, Mrs. 
Margaret Sloan McKean died in Amwell township, 
Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1842. Her son James Mc- 
Kean, came to this country in 1819, and settled in Washington 
county, Pa., and removed to Meigs county, Ohio, in 1845, where 
he died October 18, 1858. 

Margaret McKean, now Mrs. C. B. Jefries. and her 
brother William McKean, reside in Meigs county, Ohio. 

Mary H., after spending several years as a missionary at 
Tuilahassa, Indian Territory, died there January 21, 18<>1. 

Alexander, resided in Washington county all his life and 
raised a family. He died March 27, 1890. 

Sarah died October 12, 1832. 

1. A letter from Miss Mary McKeen, Camden, N. J., April 14, 
1898, and which seems to settle the question of relationship and shows 
them to be of the same ancestor as those of the emigration of 1718-27. 
There is no doubt William McKean of Argyleshire, Scotland, had other 
sons besides James McKean of Londonderry, Ireland, 

192 McKean Genealogies 

Thomas, who is 74 years of age at this time (1895) has al- 
ways lived in Washington, Pa. On March 14, 1844. He was 
married to Fanny J. Snodgrass. Ten children were born to 
them (all living) : 

(1) Mary Ellen, married to J. C. McClintock, D. D. 
They reside at Burlington, Iowa. Their issue: 

i. Paul Whiting. 
ii. William McKean. 
iii. John Thomas and 
iv. Calvin Terry. 

(2) John A. McKean, M. I)., Washington, Pa. ; married ; 
their issue: 

i. Henry, 

ii. John C. and 

iii. Harry M. (deceased.) 

(3) Maria M. married Hon. W. J. Davis, Goshen, Ind. ; 
issue : 

i. Thomas A. Henry McClintock (deceased), Clara. 
ii. Bessie McKean (deceased) and Maria McKean. 

(4) William W. McKean, Grand Rapids, Mich., mar- 
ried Elizabeth Thayer of Chicago, 111. 

(5) James B. McKean and wife, Jennie D. McKean, have 
four children: 

i. Jennie Blanch, 

ii. Annie Mathews, 

iii. Thomas Albert and 

iv. James. Reside in Los Angeles, Cal. 

(6) George W. and Mary H. McKean, one child: Hilda 
May. Reside in San Francisco, Cal. 

(7) Annie McKean married Rev. W. P. White, D. D., 
Germantown, Pa. ; issue : 

i. William McKean and 
ii. Mary Prescott. 

(8) Elizabeth McKean married H. W. Seaman; issue: 
i. Thomas McKean, 

ii. Homer Alexander and 

iii. Joseph Hill. 

(9) Thomas C. McKean, Washington, Pa. 

(10) Bvrnard S. McKean. Xew York Citv; married. 

James McKean. son of Robert a^d Mflr<raret Sloan Mc- 
Kean, was born in County Tirone, Ireland. February 6, 1796, 
emigrated to America in 1819, located in Washington county, 
Pa., was married to Sarah Morrow, February 26, 1829 ; re- 

Thomas McKej 

Posterity of Robert and Margaret Sloan McKean 193 

moved to Meigs county, Ohio, in 1845, where he died October 
18, 1858. Their children : 

Margaret, born February 28, 1830; married; reside in 
Meigs county, Ohio. 

William Morrow, born May 19, 1832 ; married ; reside 
Meigs county, Ohio. 

Robert, born September 4, 1834; married; residence Alle- 
gheny, Pa. 

Elizabeth, born November 23, 1836. 

Mary, born January 2, 1838. 

James, born October 29, 1840; married; resides in Denver, 

Jane, daughter of Robert and Margaret Sloan McKean, was 
born in County Tyrone, Ireland, June 28, 1801. She married 
Edward Leslie, in Ireland, July 24, 1820. They came to the 
United States and settled in Pittsburgh, Pa., where they both 
died: Jane, February 4, 1838, and Edward March 13, 1855, 
aged 75 years. They have five children: 

Robert L. died in 1853. One son, killed in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Rev. Thomas Leslie lives in Ohio. 

Margaret L. Esplen resides in Crofton, Allegheny county, 

Jane lives in Oregon. 

Ann McKean, daughter of Robert and Margaret Sloan Mc- 
Kean, was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, Jnue 2, 1808 ; emi- 
grated to America with her mother and brother in 1815 and lo- 
cated in Washington county, Pa. She married a Mr. Glass, 
who died many years ago in Ohio. Mrs. Glass then took up her 
residence in Allegheny, Pa., where she died March 13, 1886. 
She raised five children : 

Margaret, Mrs. Hammond, resides in Sharpsburgh, Pa. 


Annie, Mrs. W. B. Brown, Allegheny, died November 4, 

John Glass, Allegheny, died about 1865. 

Agnes, Mrs. James McKean (her cousin), Allegheny, Pa. 

One branch of the family (cousins) located in Philadelphia; 
among them: Robert, James and William; address 2012 Co- 
lumbus Ave., Philadelphia. 

Mr. Thomas, the compiler of this sketch died November 17, 
1895, and his wife, Fanny J. McKean, November 2, 1896. 

194 McKean Genealogies 

WILLIAM McKEAN, born December 18, 1738; married 
Jean Dalrymple, October 25, 1704. She was born March 23, 
1746. They emigrated from Wigtown, Galloway shire, Scot- 
land, about 1775, and settled first on Long Island, thence to 
Crosswicks, X. J., and thence to Allentown, X. J., where Wil- 
liam died September 11, 1811, and Jean, his wife, died August 
3,1821. Their children : 

(1) Sarah, born August 12, 1765; married Amos Parce. 

(2) John, born January 6, 1768; married Phebe, and re- 
moved to Franklin, Ohio. 

(3) Jean, or Janet, born October 14, 1769, (unknown). 

(4) Thomas, born March 1, 1776; married Mary Rieves 
(of whom presently). 

(5) William, born April 18, 1778; married. Miss Hoag- 
land ; went west. 

(6) David married Elizabeth Van Skyver; lived at Allen- 
town, ~N. J. 

(7) Samuel (David and Samuel, twins, born ^November 
3, 1781). Samuel went west with John. 

(8) James, unknown; may be the same James McKean 
mentioned on page 201. 

(9) Mary (James and Mary, twins, born March 12, 1784). 
Mary went west with John and married a Mr. Francis. 

Of the above, Sarah had two daughters, Elizabeth and Jane. 

Elizabeth married John Dye, lived at Ocean Grove, N. Y. 

Sarah married — Parce, lived at Hightstown, X. Y. 

David and Elizabeth McKean had three children: (1) 
Washington, born October 17, 1803; married Margaret Tvins. 
(2) Susan, born October 18, 1805; married John Beatty. (3) 
David, born December 24, 1809; married Martha M. Steward. 
Washington's children were Theodore, born October 25, 1829, 
and Delora, born July 24, 1845. Susan's children: Josephine 
B., born March 9, 1830; married Idell. David's children were 
Letitia S., born March 25, 1833, and Washington, born May 4, 

(4) Thomas McKean, son of William and Jean Dal- 
rvmple McKean, married Miss Mary Field Rieves, at Borden- 
town, X. J., February 5, 1801. He lived at Trenton, X. J. His 
wife diVl February 2, 1852. Their issue: 

i. Martha married Xathan English. 

ii. William "Russell married Ruth Chambers and lived 
at Trenton, X. J., and was twice elected mayor of the city. 

iii. Elizabeth married John X. Henderson. 

May Field McKean 

Posterity of William McKean, of Gallowayshire, Scotland, 1775 195 

iv. Jane married Robert B. Parkinson. 

(5) Edward Thomas McKean, son of Thomas and Mary 
Field (Rieves) McKean, born February 5, 1825 ; married No- 
vember 4, 1850, to Mary Louisa Grant. She was born Novem- 
ber 4, 1828. Their children : 

Edward Rawlings McKean died June 12, 1900, aged 49 
years. He married Florida E. Drake ; issue : Charles Louis, 
Edward T., Mary L. and Vivian. 

May Field McKean, Junior Leader, Baptist Young 
People's Union. 

Horace Grant McKean, born December 13, 1864; pro- 
fessor of rhetoric Pennsylvania Military College, Chester, Pa. 
In 1874 the family removed to Burlington, X. J., and in 1877, 
to Philadelphia, Pa. ; was graduated in June, 1885, from Col- 
gate Academy, Hamilton, N. Y., and in June, 1889, from 
Madison (now Colgate) University, Hamilton, ~N. Y., classical 
course, receiving on graduation the degree of A. B. and subse- 
quently (1892) that of A. M. On college graduation, entered 
upon the work of the gospel ministry in Philadelphia, Pa., and 
was ordained by a council representing the Baptist churches of 
Philadelphia in March, 1890. 

On September 21, 1892, was married in Newark, X. J., to 
Miss Elizabeth K. Bergfels, born February 3, 1872, a daughter 
of the Rev. William H. Bergfels of that city. 

In June, 1895, he was called to the chair of rhetoric in the 
Pennsylvania Military College in Chester, Pa. 

Rev. John Ashmore McKean was widely known and much 
beloved in the ministry of the Baptist denomination. He mar- 
ried Eliza McCully ; their issue : 

Anna married Robert H. Wass ; issue : Six sons and one 
daughter. Anna died and Mr. Wass married her sister, 
the youngest daughter Ellen, and reside in Germantown, Phila- 
delphia. Of his children : Thomas married and is in business 
in Brooklyn, X. Y. They have two daughters, Alma and Eva. 
Eliza a^d Sarah, both married, live in Philadelphia. John Jr. 
died asred 40 years. Mary Field died when just entering 
womanhood. Jane P. married Samuel S. Ellis, one of the most 
prosperous business men of Philadelphia. Their children are 
Samuel, Jr., Jennie, Jr., Southard, Margaret and John Mc- 
Kean, Jr. 

Martha R. English, daughter of Thomas and Mary Field 
Rieves, died August 5, 1865, aged 63 years. Their only daugh- 
ter died in 1886, leaving one daughter. 

196 McKean Genealogies 

• 9 

ii. William Russell McKean and his wife, Ruth Cham- 
bers, had issue : 

i ]\Iary Chambers (Mrs. Charles Whitehead. He was for 
many years cashier of the First National Bank of Trenton. 
Their issue: William R. and C. Lewis are at the head of a 
large manufacturing interest: Robert Van Cleave is in the 
Trenton Savings Bank. Harry F., with one of his elder 
brothers; residence Greenwood Ave. 

ii. Sarah married Charles Cargill. She died leaving one 
daughter, Mary. 

iii. William C. McKean, son of William R. and Ruth 
(Chambers) McKean. In business in New York City as a bank- 
er and member of the Stock Exchange, under the firm name of 
Llovd and McKean. He died unmarried. 

iv. Jane P., daughter of William R. and Ruth (Chambers) 
McKean, married John Murphey of Trenton. Their son, Wal- 
ter Murphey, is now in business in Terre Haute, Ind. Hettie 
Van Cleave married Mr. Glassbrook, a druggist in Terre 
Haute, Ind. They have two daughters: Clara, the youngest, 
married John Phillips. They lived in Philadelphia until her 
death ; issue : Two sons and a daughter ; residence Philadelphia. 

William R. died June 22, 1864. 

McKeans of Dumbartonshire, Scotland, 1796 

In the latter part of the eighteenth century, the McKean fam- 
ily of Gartocharn Kilmaronock, on the shores of Loch Lomond, 
in Dumbartonshire, Scotland, consisted of four brothers, Alex- 
ander, Archibald, William and James and five sisters, Isabella, 
Janet, Jean, Mary and Margaret. Alexander emigrated . to 
America in 1796, and will be spoken of more fully hereafter. 
The other brothers married in Scotland, and died there. Wil- 
liam in February, 1850; Archibald in 1861 and James in Feb- 
ruary, 1864. Of the five sisters, Janet, Jean and Margaret died 
unmarried somewhere about 1830 ; May died in September, 
1855 ; Isabella married a Mr. Galbraith and died in April, 
1857, leaving seven children. 

William McKean had four sons: 

i. Thomas died in 1870. 

ii. James died Mav, 1883. 

McKeans of Dumbartonshire, Scotland, 1796 197 

iii. John, who came to America in 1838, enlisted in the 
Fifth United States Infantry, served in the Mexican War and 
died in Minonk, 111., in January, 1886; and 

iv. William also had two daughters, May and Margaret; 
are still living in Dumbartonshire, and probably descendants 
of other brothers and sisters. 

Alexander, born in 1770, and as has already been said, came 
to America in 1796, settling in Cold Spring, Cape May county, 
N. J., where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a 
member of the Cold Spring Presbyterian church, and assisted 
in the erection of the new church building in 1823. He was 
highly esteemed in the community in which he was a resident 
for forty-five years, dying March 5, 18 1 1, at the age of 71. His 
elder son, Thomas, also spent his life in Cold Spring, where he 
died in 1875. His son: 

James settled in the neighborhood of Fishing Creek, some 
three miles distant in the same county. 

Thomas McKean had six sons of whom four, Thomas, Vir- 
gil, William and John, were sailors and were all drowned in 
early manhood, leaving no descendants. Another son, 

Alexander, now lives in Norfolk, Va. He has three chil- 
dren : 

i. Thomas,, 

ii. Morgan and 

iii. Bessie ; lives at Cape May Court House. 

Theophilus, the sixth son, still lives at the old homestead, 
and is among the most respected citizens of Cold Sping. His 
two sisters : Kezia and Sarah Elizabeth, are married and live 
immediately adjoining the home of their father. 

James McKean was born December 30, 1797, and spent his 
whole life on Cape May. He was married October 25, 1823 to 
Judith Kent, and had three children : 

i. James died in infancy. 

ii. Alexander and 

iii. Jane. 

He was for thirty-five years an elder in the Cold Spring 
Presbyterian church, and a man of fine character and earnest 
Christian spirit. He died September 20, 1864, and his body 
lies in the old church burying ground beside that of his wife, 
who followed him March 11, 1872. Their daughter. 

Jane W. McKean, was married March 23, 1858, to Isaac 
H. Smith, who has been for years a prosperous merchant and 

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198 McKean Genealogies 

prominent citizen of Cape May City. They have three chil- 
dren living: 

i. Isaac Henry, 

ii. Hannah and 

iii. Jane. 

Augustus, a son, died in 1877. 

Alexander McKean was born March 24, 1826, and married 
January 1, 1850, Jane S. Mathews, who died November 1, 
1861. They had five children : 

i. Mary Ella, died in infancy. 

ii. James, died in infancv. 

iii. Anna, died in infancv. 

iv. Wilfred. 

v. Charles. 

Mr. McKean died January 31, 1870. His eldest son: 

Wilfred F. McKean, born March 13, 1853, now occupies 
the old. homestead at Fishing Creek, which has been in contin- 
uous possession of the family for seventy-five years. He was 
married in 1877, to Anna P. Stevens, a daughter of Stil 1 ' 
Stevens, who was for manv vears a leader in Christian work in 
lower Cape May. They have had six children, of whom five are 
now living: 

i. Jane, 

ii. Frances, 

iii. Augustus, 

iv. Helen, 

v. Tryphena. 

Charles E. MacKean went to Philadelphia in his boyhood, 
and later entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. 
there, in 1888, he removed to St. Paul, Minn., where he has 
since been engaged in the fast freight business. He was mar- 
ried October 8, 1895, to Jeanette, daughter of Edward Sealy 
of St. Paul. Both the brothers are elders in the Presbvterian 
church, Wilfred in the Cold Spring church, and Charles in the 
Goodrich Avenue church of St. Paul. 

In connection with the history of the Cap May branch of the 
McKean family, a short sketch of the Cold Spring Presbyterian 
church is in place, in fact the family history may be said to 
center around that hallowed spot, no fewer than five generations 
being represented among the multitude whose ashes rest in its 
ancient burial ground. It is among the oldest of the churches 
of its communion in the United States, having had a continuous 
existence since 1714. The congregation first worshipped in a 

The old Cold Spring Presbyterian Church 

McKeans of Dumbartonshire, Scotland, 1796 199 

small log building, said to have been built in 1718. This was 
succeeded about 1760 by a large frame building, which con- 
tinued in use until 1824. The present brick structure, of 
which an illustration will be found herewith, was erected in 
1823, and is still a susbstantial and commodious and attractive 
church building. Here for well nigh two centuries has been 
one of those centres of Christian culture and devotion, which 
have contributed most of all to the development of that type of 
national character which, in its highest form, we love to call 
American. From this plain rural sanctuary have gone forth 
many who on the battle field, in halls of legislature, in business, 
in the learned professions and on the farm, have shown that 
manly fidelity and virtue on which we must depend, in every 
national crisis, and which, in the common ways of men, is ever 
the saving salt of our social life. 

Harry and Mathew McKean 1 removed from Londonderry 
to Kings county, Ireland, where they owned upwards of 1,000 
acres of land. Two of their descendants, Mr. John McKean and 
Mrs. A. S. Duff, are now living in Chicago, 111. Mrs. Duff's 
address is 3430 Emerald Ave. They originally spelled their 
name McKane, and their ancestors were of that grand old 
Scotch stock whose descendants passed over to the north of Ire- 
land and from thence to America. 

1. A letter from Mrs. A. S. Duff of Chicago, to Mre. B. H. Day, 
Winchester, 111. 


McKean Genealogies 



Descendants of Michael and Elizabeth McEeon 


?hael 1 




d. 1829 

d. 1870 




Charlotte 9 




George 3 

Kate 4 








ne 6 


Fred G. 

b. 1838 

a, Sr., 


Fred G. 7 
McKean, Jr.. 
b. 1874 

in infi 



Robert Carey 
McKean, 8 

b. 1878 

1. Little is known of Michael McKeon, except that he was 
a tanner, and was killed by a fall from a horse while hunting. 

2. Charlotte Carey was the daughter of John Carey, LL. 
D., of Dublin, 1750-1829, and of Charlotte Duplex, and 
granddaughter of Christopher Carey, 1721 — , and of his wife, 
Mary Sheridan, 1728-1790. Charlotte was cousin of Henry 
C. Carey of Philadelphia, the writer on political economy, who 
was the son of Matthew Carev, the noted bookseller of Phila- 

3. George McKean was in the East India Company's ser- 
vice from 1831 until the administration was transferred to the 
British government. He went to London about 1858, served 
in the India Store Department till about 1889, when he re- 

4. Kate McKean came to the United States in 1849, and 
had a school in Cumberland, Md., and in Baltimore, also in 
Meadville, Pa. Among other literary labors she compiled a 

Fred G. McKean, Sr., 

Feed Q. McKean, Jr. 

McKean Genealogies 201 

Manual of Social Science from the works of Henry C. Carey, 
and which was translated into several languages. 

5. Fred G. McKean, Sr., was born in Bombay, East Indies, 
came to the United States in 1851 ; went for a short time to 
St. James' College, Md., and to the Rensselaer Institute, Troy, 
N". Y. He worked at the Vulcan Works, Baltimore, prepara- 
tory to entering the United States Navy as third assistant en- 
gineer in February, 1861, served on several vessels during the 
Civil War and in various parts of the world, afterwards; also 
at the Bureau of Steam Engineering, Navy Department, 
Washington, D. C. ; retired as chief engineer in 1893, for par- 
tial deafness. 

6. Caroline Dorsey was the daughter of Dr. Robert 
Ralston Dorsey of Philadelphia, 1808-1869, and of Anna 
W. Yeager, 1820 — . She traces back through four gen- 
erations to John and Elizabeth Dorsev, and to Tobias and 
Anna Maria Yorger, all of Pennsylvania. 

7. Fred G. McKean, Jr., went to the high school, Washing- 
ton, D. C, and to Harvard University; volunteered for service 
in the war with Spain and later entered a law office in Phila- 

8. Robert C. McKean went to the high school, Washington, 
D. C, and to Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. He is still 
(1901) a student. 

A Biographical Sketch of His Descendants 

Compiled by Miss Katheryn McKean \ St. Louis 

James McKean came from Wigtown, Gallowayshire, Scot- 
land ; date unknown. He settled in Germantown, Ky., in 
1800, where he lived until 1826, when he moved to Dayton, 
Ohio, and died there ; date unknown. It is not known whether 
he settled first in Kentucky or Pennsylvania. Grandfather 
McKean married Jane Ewing of Dublin, Ireland, and all of 
their children were born in Germantown, Ky. My father, 
John Ewing McKean, was born at Germantown, Ky., May 14, 
1810. He married Damaris Harmon there January 14, 1835. 
They removed to Covington, Ky., after a few years, and my 
father conducted a tobacco commission business in Cincin- 
nati. They afterwards removed to Keokuk, Iowa, about the 

202 McKean Genealogies 

end of the Civil War. He died at Kahoka, Mo., June U>, 
1897. He left a number of daughters, three of whom are un- 
married, and a son, Charles T. McKean, also unmarried, and 
all living here in St. Louis. 


A Sketch by Major George W McKean, Shawnigan Lake, B. C. 

Thomas McKean of Dublin, Ireland, was of a family of 
McKeans who came from Scotland and settled in the north of 
Ireland. He had one son who was called Thomas, 
who also had a son Thomas, and he also had a 
son named Thomas Gerard McKean, who came to 
America about the middle of the eighteenth century. 
He was a Lutheran preacher, and settled in the state of Ohio, 
married there and had eight sons, whose names are Josephus, 
Lorenzo Dow, St. Clair, George A., Thomas Gerard, Charles 
Weslev, St. Vincent. All married and have families in differ- 

t. 7 

ent states. Thomas G., the fifth son above mentioned was an 
M. D. and. was twice married, first to Mary Hendricks, sister 
of Thomas A. Hendrix of Indiana, by whom he had seven chil- 
dren, five of whom are dead. Those living are John W. of 
Decatur, Adams county, Ind., married and have a large fiam- 
ily, and George W. of Shawnigan Lake, B. C. Thomas' sec- 
ond wife was Maria MoGavern. Their issue: Lewis C, resi- 
dence Sherman City* Mich. ; Charles E. and Mrs. Mattie 
Bright. She lives in Shields, Lane county, Kan. George W.'s 
wife's name was Clara M. Copley. He served in the Union 
army (Civil War) and was promoted to the rank of major. 

John D McKean 

John D. McKean of Clinton county, Pa., married and had 
issue : 

Annie E. and Eio G. McKean. 

William L., Clinton county, Pa. John B., Centre county, 
Pa., soldier in Pennsylvania Regiment. 

James S. McKean was a member of Company E, Fifth 
Pennsvlvania Volunteers. He married and has a son, John 
B. McKean, residing in Clearfield, Pa. 

McKean Genealogies 203 


Compiled by M ss Georgiana McKean 

We were born in Walmer Bridge, near Preston, Lanca- 
shire, England. There Were nine of us : six girls and three boys. 
Our oldest sister Florence, died when five years old. One 
little brother only lived one day. Seven grew up to be men and 
women: Mary Hamilton, Amy Margaret, Edward San- 
derson, Georgiana, Thomas George, Minnie Frances and 
Evangeline McKean. Our mother Georgiana Sanderson 
(George) died in 1862. In 1870, our father brought us to 
America and we settled in Virginia, U. S. After residing in 
Virginia for several years, we went to West Virginia, from 
there to Ohio, and then back to Virginia. In 1884 father mar- 
rie 1 Ruth Barker and they went to Interlachen, Fla., where 
father had charge of a Congregational church. He died in 
1887. In 1890 Mary Hamilton died in Herndon, Va. Ed- 
ward S. is a physician at Goshen, Va. Our stepmother died 
January 30, 1896. She left one son, John. Amy M., Evan- 
geline and John are living in Washington,, I). 0. Georgiana, 
teacher in public school, Vienna, Va. ; Thomas George, printer, 
Chicago, 111.; Minnie F. married Ernest L. Howard in 1884; 
issue : 

i. Dudley Blanchard, 

ii. John McKean, 

iii. George Lincoln. 

They reside near Herndon, Va. 

James McKean 

James McKean, born in Ireland, came to the United States 
and settled in Vermont ; date not known. His son Henry 
Bryan McKean married and have three children : Mrs. 
Delia (McKean) Dawson, Maxwell City, X. M. ; Mrs. Liebbie 
(McKean) Howard and Lacy McKean. Mr. McKean resides 
at Palo, Towa. 

Robert McKean 

From a Newspaper Clipping forwarded by James S. McKean , P. M. 

Robert McKean was born March 6, 1826, in Kercudbright- 
shire, Scotland. He was of a family of ten, five of whom came 
to the United States. All are living except Mr. McKean, who 

204 McKean Genealogies 

(lied on Tuesday, October 24, 1893. The living are Mrs. 
Mary McGill of Charleroi; William McKean of Collier, 
township, Allegheny county, James McKean, of Pontiac, Mich- 
igan; Samuel McKean, of Belle Vernon. On January 1, 
1849, Mr. McKean was married to Janet Caird, 
and for a vear lived on a farm near Mr. McKean's 
birthplace. About the middle of the summer of 1850, he em- 
barked with his wife for America. They landed in New York 
in the latter part of July, * * * arriving at 
Fishkill on the Hudson. William McKean, who 
had preceded his brother by several years to this 
country met him. William was farming at this 
time and Robert took a position on the same farm. Here he 
worked until September of the same year, earning ten dollars 
per month. Mr. McKean then went to Allegheny City, where 
he worked until 1852, when he moved to Chart ies Valley, gar- 
dening on a farm there until 1865, when he purchased a farm, 
the present site of Charleroi, from the Van Voorhis heirs. This 
farm he paid for by the fruits of his own labor. He built a 
greenhouse upon it and planted extensive orchards. Seven 
children were born to him. They are: 

James S. McKean, postmaster of Pittsburgh, Pa. ; John C, 
postmaster of Charleroi ; Andrew C, real estate agent and 
William R., both of this place; Robert A., a civil engineer, 
and Mrs. H. S. Stewart, both of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. C. F. 
Thompson of Charleroi, and Willie, who died when four 
years of age. 

Mr. McKean was a United Presbyterian. He loved litera- 
ture and Robert Burns was his favorite poet. 

in Manamore, County Derry, Ireland. William and Alexander 
came to this country in 1851, and settled in Philadelphia, where 
both married. In 1861, Alexander enlisted in the Second Penn- 
svlvatiia Cavalry, served three years, and then re-enlisted in 
Hancock's Corps. He died November 28, 1884, aged 68 ; issue: 
one son, Alexander McKean of Philadelphia, a printer of 

McKean Genealogies 205 


Francis P. McKeon was born in Ireland about the year 
1785. He emigrated to America about the year 1800, and set- 
tled in Maryland. He was married to Anna Perrv. Their 

%j »■' 

children were William P., John and Emily. Mr. McKeon 
taught school for several years in Washington county, Md., and 
was a noted penman. He died at Elizabethtown, Pa., about 
the year 1822. Of his children William P. went to Pennsyl- 
vania, settled in Elizabethtown, and about the year 1837, he 
emigrated to Butler county, Ohio, and there married Sophia 
Schell in 1837. Seven children, of whom three are living, 
Emily, John and Cyrus. Mr. McKeon removed to Preble 
county, Ohio, and died in 1852. Of his children, Cyrus was 
born in Preble county, Ohio, August 27, 1848, and moved with 
his mother to Drake county at the age of five years, and settled 
in Ithaca. He was married to Minerva Weaver in 18(50 and 
have five children: Charles, Edgar, Harry, Raymond and 
Walter Scott. All living at Greenville, Ohio. 


John McKean died in Ireland in 1834, an old man, tall 
and erect. He had a son David and David had a son John, 
born at the old home, Townland of Magheoruscullion Parish 
of Dysartlim, County Derry, Ireland, four and a half miles 
from the Tyrone line; received a classical education and other 
training in the schools near home. His mother died in 1849, 
and he came to this country in 1851 ; entered Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Xew York City, fall of 1852, and graduated in 
the spring of 1855. came west soon after, spent winter of 
1855-0 in Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pa.; 
spent most of his ministerial life in First Clarion Presbyterian 
and second in Huntingdon Presbytery, Pa. Had a large field 
assigned him on his removal to Kansas, by the Topeka Pres- 
bvterv: broke down as did also his successor. Xow owns a farm 
and is postmaster at Grant, Riley county, Kan. ; has held the 
office for ten vears. His father had two brothers: Alexander 
md John. His grandfather had a brother whose sons were 
James, Samuel and a Dr. Alexander, living near Cro c s of 
Balm a screen. 


McKean Genealogies 


Anderson, Jame^, 18. 
Anderson, Allen, 18. 
Alexander, Randall, 18. 
Allison, Samuel, 18. 
Ac worth, N. H., 20. 
Adams. Edith A., 28. 
Adams. J. C. 65. 
Alexander, Margaret, 29. 
Anderson, B. B., 63. 
Archibald, David, 73. 
Archibald, James, 79. 
Adams, John Q., 139. 
Armitage, Sarah, no, 118. 
Auther, Robert, 80. 
Alt, William, 81. 
Alt, Clara May, 81. 
Atwater, Col., 79. 
Atwater, Sabrina, 79. 
Atkinson, Gen., 91. 

Burnham, Dea, 14- 
Buckminster, B. S., 14. 
Barnett, Capt. John, 18. 
Butler, Amanda, 24. 
Bradley, Mary, 
Braddock, Gen., 49. 
Boozer, Francis, 52. 
Brace, Nancy, 64. 
Budd, Hannah, 64. 
Blackwell, A. C, 72. 
Blackwell, Fred M., 72. 
Blackwell, J. C, 72. 
Blackwell, Lillian M., 72. 
Blackwell, Rebecca, 72. 
Blackwell, J. H., 72. 
Bonine, Mary A., 96. 
Bonine, David, 96. 
Benvy, Samuel, 75. 
Brown, Sarah A., 84. 
Brown, Marianna, 150. 
Banks, Sarah E., 81. 
Beckwith, L. O., 84. 
Boynton, Amos, 81. 
Brigham, Polly, 84. 
Burgess, Annie L., 87. 
Bicknell, Hannah, 100. 
Bicknell, Mary, 100. 
Barker, James, 100. 
Borden, Mary, 109, 118. 
Borden, Col. Joseph, 109. 
Buchanan. Laetitia McK., 120. 
Buchanan, Family, 120. 


Mungo, 120. 

Dr. Geo., 121. 

Gen. Andrew, 121. 

Mrs. Anna McK., 122. 

Miss R. S., 130. 

L. E., 130. 

Gen. Geo., 131. 

McKean, U. S. N., 131, 

Roberdeau, 134, 152. 

L. McK., 

Admiral F.. 134. 

L. McKeen, 138. 

Sallie L., 137. 



E. T., 138. 

Franklin, 137. 

Rosa, 138. 

Mary. 138. 

I ieut. T., 139. 

Capt. E. M., 150. 

T. McKean, 151. 

F. Jr., 156 
Bayard, Mrs. A. J., 126. 
Bayard, Chas. P., 126. 
Bayard, Chas. McK., 146. 
Bavard, J. W., 163. 
Burt. Ellen, 168. 
Belcher, Albert, 171. 
Belcher, Nancy, 171. 
Brune, Anna L. C, 149. 
Borie, E. D. McK., 143. 
Borie, Mrs. C. S. McK., 143. 
Borie, Chas. L., IJ3. 
Borie. B., 161. 
Burdett, Sir Chas., 154. 
Barlow, T. W., 157. * 

Cargill, Annis, 19. 
Cargill, David, 21. 
Cargill, Martha, 7^. 
Cochran, John, 14. 
Cochran, Janet, 14. 
Carr, Timothy, 16. 
Clendenin, Archibald, 18. 
Clark. James, 18. 
Claverhouse, Scot, 21. 
Cragin, Francis, 23. 
Crossett. 24. 
Clark, Noah S., 25. 
Cornwallis, Capture of, 49. 
Calkins, Miss Lucy, 64. 

Index of Names 


Cox, Mary E., 64. 

Crow, Abigail, 76. 

Crow, George, 76. 

Clark, Polly, 83. 

Cunningham, G. W., 100. 

Crawford, Emma, 82. 

Campbell, Dittoh, 83. 

Cook. Charles, 99. 

Cunningham, Frank, 100. 

Curtis, Josiah, 88. 

Cox, Elva, 88. 

Card, William, 88. 

Continental Congress, no. 

Commission, Justice McKeen, 19. 

Cohen, Rev. Rabbi Abraham H., 154. 

Convention of Deputies at Carpenters 

Hall, 112. 
Coale, Wm. E., 149. 
Coale, Mrs. Mary A. Buc, 130. 
Coale, Geo. B., 150. 
Coale, Robert D., 164. 
Coale, Geo. O. G., 164. 
Crawford, Wm. H., 139. 
Crawford, Ann, 
Clapham, Col., 175. 

Dinsmoor, Wm., 14. 

Dinsmoor, Robert, 14. 

Dinsmoor, Gov. Samuel, 14. 

Dinsmoor, John, 16. 

Devoll, Helen J., 25. 

Duren, Rev. Chas., 38, 46. 

Duren, Chas. McKeen, 38, 46. 

Dallas, Geo. M., 61. 

Day, Nathaniel, 27. 

Day, Rebecca, Elizabeth Harris, 52. 

Dobbins, John, 66. 

Dobbins, Wm., 66. 

Dobbins, Lucy, 67. 

Dobbins, Mary A., 68. 

Dobbins, Samantha, 68. 

Dobbins, Wm. S., 68. 

Dobbins, Andrew M., 69. 

Dobbins, Elizabeth, 69. 

Dobbins, Julia, 70. 

Dobbins, Daniel, 70. 

Dobbins, Horace G., 71. 

Dobbins, Mary F., 71. 

Dobbins, Annie J., 71. 

DoBbins, Sarah, 71. 

Dobbins, Rebecca M., 72. 

Downing, Catherine. 7^. 

Downing, Hiram, 76. 

Danford, 8.3. 

Danford, D., 83. 

Dunn, Martha, 84. 

Donaker, H. C, 95. 

Donaker, Anna, 95. 

Drysdale, James, 76. 

Drysdale, Amelia, 76. 

Drew, Martha, 85. 
Dockham, Villa, 87. 
Dean. Anna B. McKeen, 162. 
Dowling, Sarah, 167. 
Dorsey, Rebecca H., 174. 
Declaration of Independence, 


Emerson, Vest, 31. 

Eldridge, M., 59. 

Elwell, Wm., 65. 

Eastabrook, S., 67. 

Eastabrook, W. N., 67. 

Elliott, Elizabeth, 73. 

Eayers, Lucy, 85. 

Eayers, Jane, 85. 

Eayers, Joseph, 85. 

Eames, Jacob, 85. 

Ely, Mrs. E. D. C. McKean, 145. 

Ely, Joseph E., 145. 

Ely, Wm. M., 163. 

Everett, Mrs. L. G. B., 151. 

Ferson, Nancy, 14. 

Fuller, Phebe, 16. 

Fuller, Rev. Stephen, ^ 36. 

Foster, 24. 

Fife, Laetitia, 154. 

Fife, Geo. B., 164. 

Fassett, Philo, 70. 

Farnsworth, Jennie, 88. 

Finney, Family, 106. 

Finney, Letitia, 108. 

Graham, Hugh, 82. 
Graham, Ann, 13. 
Graham, Janet, 82. 
Graham, Earl James, 82. 
Graham, Wm. de, Note, 82. 
Gregg, James, 18. 
Gregg, Mary, 83. 
Gilkey, Mrs. G. F., 24. 
Gilkey, Geo. F., 24. 
Gilkey, Fred F., 24. 
Gilkey, Geo. L., 24. 
Gilkey, Mabel E., 24. 
Gilkey, Frank G., 24. 
Grant, John H., 69. 
Goss, Lyman B., 89. 
Goss, Lyman E., 89. 
Goss, Maud McKeen, 89. 
Goss, Irving V., 89. 
Gilmore, L., 98. 
Gilmore, Eliza, 98. 
Gilmore, David, 98. 
Gilmore, Juliette, 98. 
Goldsborough, R., 156. 
Gilman, L. B., 169. 
Gaither, R. D., 174. 
Gaither, R., 171. 
Gaither, Col. Geo., 174. 



McKean Genealogies 

History of Acworth. N. H., 20. 

Holmes, Rev., 22. 

Holmes, Hiram, 86. 

Hananeg. Mary, 25. 

Hall. Rev. E. D., 26. 

Hall, Evlyn, 26. 

Hall Robt. McKeen, 26. 

Hall. Emana E., 26. 

Harris, 50. 

Harris, R. McKeen, 51. 

Harris, John L., 52. 

Harris, Dr. John, 75. 

Harris, Elizabeth, 75. 

Harris. Amanda, 86. 

Hunt. Joseph, P., 69. 

Huchinson, D., 73. 

Higgins, Susan, 74. 

Higgins, James. 74. 

Higgins, Jane, 75. 

Higgins, Robert, 74. 

Hartwell. D. A., 89. 

Hedge, S. D.. 89. 

Holt, George W. 93. 

Henry, Daniel, 80. 

Hanson. Samuel, q8. 

Holt, Eliza J. rhillips, 93. 

Hoffman, Mrs. Mary, 127. 

Hoffman, David, 127. 

Helm, Leonard, 173. 

Helm, Mayberry. 173. 

Hotchkiss, R. McKean, 145. 

Henry, C. R. B., 146. 

Hazelhurst, Sarah, 161. 

Hadley, Geo. H., 171. 

Hadley. Henrietta, 171. 

Hamilton, Col. Hance, 175. 

Tsham, I. N., 168. 
Isham, Sarah, 168. 

Johnson, Solomon, 28. 
Johnson, Thomas, 78. 
Johnson, E. H., 89. 
Johnston! Eliza. 167. 
Jellison, Frank, 87. 
Jinkins, W. J., 31. 
Jackson, Andrew, 139. 
Jackson, M. M. McKean, 145. 
Jackson, Dr. D. P., 145. 

Kaylor 50. 
Knight, Alex., 73. 
Kerr, Mrs. Anne, 147. 
Kelpo. Sarah. 173. 

Londonderry, 16 Original 
Lowd, Gil man, 23. 
Lowd. Selwin. 24. 
Lowd, Elma L., 24. 
Lowd. F. G., 24. 
Lowd, Edna, 24. 



Lovejoy. Jennie, 28. 
Lowry, Elizabeth, 52. 
Landers, Elizabeth, 52 
Logan, Ann, 73. 
Logan, Samuel, 88. 
Logan, Dr. Charles, 
Loring, Ella B., 81. 
Limekin, Albert, 86. 
Leavenworth, Col., 91 
Lyon, Alva E., 95. 
Lyon, Eva M., 9;. 
Lyon, C. H., 95. 



Lewis, Elizabeth, 161. 



Lillie, 95. 

Elizabeth, 165. 

James (Justice), 12. 
John, 12. 
William, 12. 
David, 12. 
Robert, 12. 
Thomas, 144. 
Judge Levi, 12. 
James, children, 12. 
Dea, John, 12, 19. 

Jo. e-.h, Su^.t. rch., 13. 
David. 13. 

of Derry, N. H., 14. 
Philena, 16. 43, 46. 
Phebe, 16, 42, 46. 
Wm. of Scotland, 21. 
William, 23. 
Nancie, 23. 
Lucinda. 23. 
Janus of Fryeburg, 26. 
B. W., 27, 30. 
Seth. 28. 
David, 29. 

James. Stoneham. Me., 28. 
Lyman, 28. 
Elden E., 29. 
James C, 65. 
Charles, 65. 
Jane. 66. 
Jesse B., 66. 
Rebecca M., 66. 
s of Nova Scotia, 72. 
John, ancestor, N. S., 72. 
Robert, 72. 
William, 73. 

Thomas, Truro, N. S., 74. 
Ebenezer, 74. 

David, N. S.. 74. 
Elizabeth, 74. 
Hon. William, 74. 
Martha, 75. 
Capt. John, 75. 
John, 75. 

Index of Names 




ah and 

Rachel, 76. McKeen 

Sarah, 76. McKeen 

Eliza, 76. McKeen 

Margaret, 76. McKeen 

Maria, 76. McKeen 

James, 76. McKeen 

Samuel, 77. McKeen 

Frederick, 77. McKeen 

Andrew, 77. McKeen 

Sam'l, 78. 86. 

Alexander, 77. McKeen 

Malcolm, 77. McKeen 

John, 77. McKeen 

Annie, 78. McKeen 

S. M. Campbell, 78. McKeen 

Edward, 78. McKeen 

Annie, 78. McKeen 

Sarah, 78. McKeen 

Adam, 78. McKeen 

Rachel, 78. McKeen 

William, 78. McKeen 

David, 78. McKeen 

John Cargill, 79. McKeen 

Mathew, 79. McKeen 

David, 80. McKeen 

Adam, 80. McKeen 

Mary, 80. McKeen 

Jemima, 80. McKeen 

Rosa, 81. McKeen 

John, 80. McKeen 

Eliza Jane, 81. McKeen 

Addie E., 81. McKeen 

Clara May, 81. McKeen 

Hattie E., 81. McKean 

John, 2nd Gov., 81. McKean 

Samuel, 81. McKean 

Janet, 81. McKean 

William, 82. McKean 

Donald, 82. McKean 

Dea., Samuel, 82. McKean 

John, Robt. and Samuel, 82. McKean 

Hugh, John and Sam'l, 83. McKean 

Eph., Isaac and Abner, 83. McKean 

J. Calvin, 83. McKean 

Solomon, 83. McKean 

Milton M., 83. McKean 

Charles S., 83. McKean 

Emma C, 83. McKean 

Joanna, 83. McKean 

William, 83. McKean 

John, soldier of Rev.. 83. McKean 

Samuel. John, Hugh, Bet^y, McKean 

Sam'l, 84. McKean 

Janet, Martha, Nancy, Abi- McKean 

Keziah, 83. McKean 

John G., 84. McKean 

Lyman A., 84. McKean 

Dr. D. W., 84. McKean 

Annie S., 84. McKeen 

Martha, 85. McKeen 

Lydia, 84. 

Sam'l, 85. 

Ephriam, 85. 

Joseph, 86. 

Ephriam, m. Nicheson, 86. 

Isaac, 86. 

Joseph, 86. 

Melissa, 86. 

Roscoe D., Supt. of Schls. 

Hazael H., 86. 
Clara. Ada, Fred, 86. 
Nellie, Eliza, Joseph, 86. 
Ralph and Mary A., 86. 
John A., 86. 
Capt. James F., 87. 
Mrs. Julia M., 87. 
Eliza M., 87. 
Capt. J. Albert, 87. 
Emma, 87. 
Albert H., 87. 
Lucy M., 88. 
Betsy, 88. 
John, 88. 

Capt. Abner G., 90. 
Nathaniel, 91. 
Abner G., 91. 
Starrit P., 91. 
Jane, 91. 
Hannah, 91. 
Eliza, 91. 
Sarah, 91. 
Sarah J. Holt, 92. 
W. H., 92. 
Starrit P., 93. 
Cornelius, 93. 
Margaret E., 93. 
Lucinda Minor, 93. 
Mary A. Bonine, 93. 
James N., 93. 
Geo. W., 93. 
N. J., 93, 97- 
Wm. J., 97- 

Harry and Mathew, 199. 
Thomas J., 93, 97. 
Cornelius, 94. 
Mary J., 94. 
Sedora, 94. 
Eva M. Lyon, 94. 
Capt. John, 95. 
Albert, 95. 
Jasper W., 95. 
Anna, Donaker, 95. 
Evan C, 95. 
Roscoe C, 96. 
Donald, 95. 
DeForest Ian, 95. 
Mrs. Mary A., died, 97. 
Abner G., 98. 
Starrit P., 98. 


McKean Gtnealogies 

McKeen, Jane Simpson. 99. 
McKean, Gen. Thomas, 99. 
McKeen, Sarah, Holmes, 100. 
McKeen, Miss Sarah and the British, 
by Sarah Holmes of Belfast, Me., 

Janet Graham, 101. 
Robert, of Deering, N. H., 






Alvin W., 29, 31, $2. 
Byron W., 32. 
Lieut. Samuel, ^2. 
Alvin, 30, 32. 
Henry, 30. 

Solomon, 31. 
Silas, 31. 
Frank, 32. 

Rev. Silas. S3' 3& 
Philena, 39, 40. 
Phebe, 42. 

James of Cecil, Md. His 
dants, 48, 56. 
Robert, 48. 
John, 49- 
Gov. Thomas, 49. 
John S.. 50, 53. 
Daniel D:, 50. 51. 
William, 50, 51. 
Josiah, S., 53. 
J- B„ 54. 
James, 54. 
Rev. Andrew. 55. 
Hon. J. B., 56. 
Rev. Sam'l, 57. 
Gen. T. J., 60. 
Hon. Sam'l, 61. 
Benj'n, 64. 
Rebecca, 66. 
Col. H. B., 64. 

William the Immigrant, 

Gov. Thomas, 105, 108, 116 
William, 106. 
J. B., 118. 
Robert, 119. 
Sarah Maria Theresa De 

Casa Yrujo, 122. 

Thomas, 124. 
Sam'l Miles, 124. 
Joseph K., 125. 
Com. Wm. W., 125. 
Dona Maria, 141. 
Henry P., 142. 
Joseph B., 144. 
Lt. F. B., 144. 
Capt. Wm. B., 145. 
Thomas, 160. 
Henry J., 162. 
Pratt, Jr., 165. 

Alexander, 166. 

Benjamin, 166. 

Wm. Riley, 166. 

Eliza. 167. 

Frank, 167. 

Ann, 167. 

Mary, 167. 

Samuel, 167. 

Benjamin, 167. 

Wm. R., Jr., 167. 

Elizabeth N., 168. 

Edith, 167. 

Sarah, 168. 

Anna, 168. 

Samuel, 168. 

Arthur B., 169. 

H. Clay, 169. 

Mrs. Laura B., 169. 

James J., 169. 

Sara, 169. 

Wm. son of Alex., 169. 

James, son of Alex., 169. 

Wm. of Galis Ferry, 169. 

T. J., Atty. at law, 170. 

Wm. of St. Johns, N. B. 

Alexander, 170. 
William, 170. 
Jedediah, 171. 
Alexander Jr., 171. 
Henrietta F., 171. 
Jedediah H., 171. 
Harper B., 171. 
Henry, 171. 
Luther, 171. 
s of Baltimore, 173, 174. 
John, ancestor, 173. 
Wm. Swan, 173. 
Camilla H. M., 173. 







































McKeans and McKeens, 175. 

McKean, Rev. James, 177. 

McKean. James, Jr., 180. 

McKean, F. S. and family, 181. 

McKean, Dr. H. C, 182. 

McKean, Dr. J. W., 182. 

McKean, Hon. John, 179, 180. 185. 

McKean, Alexander, 183. 

McKean, Capt. F. C. 184. 

McKean, Frank C, 184. 

McKean, Frank L., 185. 

McKean, J. C, biog., 187. 

McKeen's of New Jersey. 

McKeen, James and family, 188. 

McKeen, Henry and family, 188. 

McKeen, Col. Thomas, 189. 

McKeen, Annie Adler, 188. 

McKeen, Mary, 189. 

McKean, Alexander of Dunbarton- 
shire, Scotland, 196, 199. 

McKean, Wilfred F., 198. 

Index of Names 


MacKean, Charles E., 198. 

McKean, Robert and Margaret, 191. 

McKean, Thomas, 192. 

McKean, Mary Ellen, 192. 

McKean, Dr. John A., 192. 

McKean, Maria, 192. 

McKean, William W., 192. 

McKean, James B., 192. 

McKean, G. W., 192. 

McKean, James Sr., 192. 

McKean, William, 194. 

McKean, Thomas, 194. 

McKean, Edward T., 195. 

McKean, May F., 195. 

McKean, Horace G., 195. 

McKean, Rev. J. A., 195. 

McKean, Wm. R., 196. 

McKean, James of Wigtown, Scot- 
land, 201. 

McKeon-McKean's of Co. Wick- 
low, Ireland, 200. 

.McKeon, Michael, 200. 

McKeon, Thomas, Charlotte, Geo., 
Kate, Christopher, 200. 

McKean, Fred. G., Sr., 201. 

McKean, Fred. G., Jr., 201. 

McKean, Robert C, 201. 

McKean, Thomas, of Dublin, Ire- 
land, 202. 

McKean, John D., 202. 

McKean's of Lancashire, England, 

McKean, James, 203. 

McKean's of Kercudbrightshire, Scot- 
land, 203. 

McKean, James S., 203. 

McKean, Robt., 203. 

McKean, John C, 204. 

McKean, William R., 204. 

McKeon, Francis, 205. 

McKeon, Wm. P., Emily, John and 
Cyrus, 205. 

McKean, John of Riley Co., Kansas. 

McKane, Robert, 176. 

McKane, William, 176. 

McKane, Samuel G., 176. 

McRae, E. R., 168. 

McDugall, E., 75. 

McGlothlin, C., 92. 

McGlothlin, Mary A., 92. 

McLean, Timothy, 78. 

McLain, James, 79. 

McCulley, Samuel, 94. 

McCulley, Nancy A., 94. 

McColoch, Mary, 98. 

McKenzie, Robt., 78. 

Millan, Sarah, 77. 

Miller. Jula M., 87. 

Morrill, Flora, 86. 

Marsters, B. S., 89. 
Minor, James, 96. 
Montrose, Earl of, 82. 
Minor, Lucinda, 96. 
Maddock, Ellen P., 85. 
Murdock, Viola, 67. 
Mathewson, Elizabeth, 65. 
Mathewson, Elisha, 66. 
McKinly, John, no. 
Mercer, Col. Hugh, 174. 
Marshall, Nancy Jane, 186. 
Morrison, John, 18. 
Mitchell, John, 18. 
Manion, John and George, 25. 
Meiere, Nannie B., 155. 
Meiere, Ernest, 164. 
Moore, Camilla H., 174. 

New, John C, 168. 
New, Elizabeth, 168. 
Newman, Susan B., 138. 
Nesmith, James, 12, 18. 
Newberry, Elishu, 67. 
Nova Scotia McKeen's, 72. 
Nichols, Capt. Wm. C, 100. 

Orr, William, 16. 
Owen, Mary T. B., 157. 
Osgood, Susanah, 83. 

Preston, Osius, 24. 
Parsons, Thadious, 31. 
Pickles, Rev. Wm., 35. 
Proudly, Dr., res. Chicago, 52. 
Pettit, Elizabeth, 119. 
Pettit, Charles, 128. 
Pettit, Robert, 129. 
Peters, Eliza M., 154. 
Penn, William, 172. 
Parish, Edward, 173. 
Parker, Joseph, 74. 
Pringle, Margaret, 77. 
Price, Ella M., 95. 
Pierce, John, 88. 
Patterson, Nathaniel, 91. 
Patterson, Sarah, 90. 
Phillips, Wm. Sr., 
Pounds, Lucinda, 98. * 

Root, Elisha, 24. 

Richardson, Rev. G., 27. 

Rockwell; Jesse, 72. 

Read, John, 74. 

Roach, Mary, 74. 

Register of births and deaths, 89. 

Riley. Captain, 91. 

Roberts, John H., 96. 

Read, George, in. 

Roberdeau, Col. Daniel, 112. 

Rhodes, Emily B., 161. 

Redwood, Mrs. M. B. C, 164. 


McKean Genealogies 

Ridgely, Capt. Wm. A., 173. 
Ridgely, Charles, 174. 
Ridgely, Robert, 174. 
Ridgely, R. M., 174. 

Scoville, F. C, 71. 
Steret, James, 18. 
Sills, Ida M., 29. 
Sneideker, Mrs. Lucy, 64. 
Sperry, Henrietta Learoyd, 39. 
Scott, Jane, 49. 
Smith, Oscar, 52. 
Smith, Rebecca, 7^. 
Smith, Henry, 80. 
Smith, Beaton, M. D., 128. 
Sutherland, J., 78. 
Stumbaugh, Mary, 80. 
Sherbondy, Byron, 81. 
Stoughton, Julia H., 84. 
Starrit, foot note, 90. 
Spauldin, Eva, 96. 
Simpson, John, 99. 
Simpson. Daniel. 99. 
Simpson, Sarah, 100. 
Simpson, Harriet, 100. 
San ford, Mary B., 138. 
Sanford, Senator, 138. 
Sareven, Mrs. Sallie L., 155. 
Sullivan, Elizabeth, T. B. 
Sullivan, Mrs. Elizabeth, 164. 
Spaulding, Frank C, 172. 

Taylor, John, 19, 23. 
Taylor, Nancy, 23. 
Taylor, Julia F., 62. 
Taylor, Mary Jane, 62. 
Taylor, David, 78. 

Taylor, Capt. Mathew, 78. 
Townsend, Geo. Alfred, 114. 
Trott, Sarah Ann, 143. 
Thomas, Geo. C, 165. 

Vincent, George, 52. 

Willoughby, Benjamin L., 14. 
Weir, Robert, 18. 
Wilson, Judith. 
Whitehead, Eliza, 26. 
Walker, Harriet, 27. 
Walker, Winslow, 32. 
Whiting, Rev. Lyman, 47. 
Washington, General, 49. 
Wilcox, Eugene, 67. 
Wallace, George, 84. 
Wilson, Miss, 86. 
Willis, Darrinda, 97. 
Wyatt, Milton, 88. 
Wideman, M., 98. 
Woolsey, Dorkas, 98. 
Wade, Anna McK., 140. 
Wade, Robert B., 158, 159. 
Webster, Geo. W., 172. 

Yuill, Andrew, 78. 

Youngman, Geo., 85. 

Young, Iona, 95. 

Young, Amanda, 88. 

Yrujo, Senor Don Carlos Martinez, 

123, 160. 
Yrujo, Senor Don Carlos Manuel 

Martinez De, 159. 
Yrujo, Senor Don Manuel Martinez 

De, 160. 
Yrujo, Senor Don Carlos Martinez 

Y Caro, 165. 




Buchanan, Roberdeau, 152. 

Day, Elizabeth Harris, Winchester, 

111., 52. 
Dobbins, William Scott, 68. 
Donaker, Mr. and Mrs. H. C, 96. 

Gilkey, Mrs. G. F. and daughter Ma- 
bel, 24. 

Gilmore, Eliza, and sister, Sarah 
Holmes, 100. 

Hadley, Henrietta F., Lawrence 
Mass., 171. 

Lowd, Nancie McKeen, 23. 
Lyon, Cornelius Homer, 95. 

McKeen, B. W., 28. 

McKeen, Joseph, Omro, Wis., 26. 

McKeen, Rev. Silas, Bradford, Vt., 

McKeen, Miss Philena, Abbot Acad., 

McKeen, Miss Phebe F., Abbott 

Acad., 42. 

McKeen, John Cargill, Amherst, N. 

s., 75. 

McKeen, Hon. David, Canadian Sen- 
ate, 78. 

McKeen, Charles S. and Emma C. 
St. Louis, 83. 

McKeen, John G., Manhattan, Kan- 
sas, 84. 

McKeen, Dr. Dean W., Russell, Kan- 
sas, 85. 

McKeen, Roscoe D., Supt. Schools. 
Haverhill, Mass., 86. 

McKeen, Capt. James, and Julia M.. 
his wife, 86. 

McKeen, Capt. Albert and wife, 87. 

McKeen, Florida B., 88. 

McKeen, Benjamin, 166. 

McKeen, William Riley, Terre Haute, 

Ind., 167. 
McKeen, Elizabeth, New Wyo., 169. 
McKean, Sallie, Chicago, 111., 168. 
McKean, Samuel, 169. 
McKean, H. Clay, 168. 
McKean, David, family group, 81. 
McKean, Henry, the emigrant, 188. 
McKean, Col. Thomas, 189. 
McKean, Mr. and Mrs. A. E., 53. 
McKean, Rev. Samuel, Lansingburg, 

N. Y., 58. 
McKean, Hon. James B., 57. 
McKean, E. W., Marion, Iowa, 60. 
McKean, Hon. Samuel, 62. 
McKean, Col. Henry B., Washington, 

D. C, 64. 
McKean, family group, of C. & N. A. 

McKean, 94. 
McKean, Nancy Ann, 94. 
McKean, Cornelius, front, 1. 
McKean, Thomas, signer of Dec. of 

Ind., 108. 
McKean, William Swan, 172. 
McKean, Camilla H. Ridgley, 173. 
McKean, Hon. John, Anamosa, 179. 
McKean Thomas,, Washington, Pa., 

McKean, George W. Perry, Iowa, 97. 
McKean, Nancy, 188. 
McKean, May Field, 195. 
McKean, Fred. G., Washington, D. C, 

McKean, Fred. G., Jr., 201. 
McKean, B. Belle, Altoona, Pa., 51. 

Newberry, George N., 67. 

Presbyterian Church, Cold Springs, 
N. J., 198. 

Ridgley, Ruxton Moore, 174. 

Simpson, Daniel S., 99. 




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