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Alt, Claka May, Williamsburg', Iowa. 

BUTTERFIELD, MrS. JuLlKT, SoUtll M(illlr(i-c. I'a. 

Clark, Beli>-da, 202 Scliuol St., Somcrvillc, 

DoNAKER, Mr8. Axjs^a, Jo11(>v, Towa. 

DoxAKER, Homer C, Mereliaur, -lollcv. Iowa. 

DuREX, Charles McKeex, Banker, Klddia, luwa. 

Day, Rebecca Elizabeth 1Iar];is, Winchester, ill. 

GiLKEY, Mrs. G. Y., 190 Church St., Oshkush, Wis. 

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

IsHAM, Mrs. Sarah (McKeex), 4346 Grecnwof.d Ave., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

Kexdall, Charles M., Passaic, X. J. 

Lyox, Eva McKeax. 

McKeax, Fred G., 1220 X. H. Ave.. Washington. D. C. (2 
copies. ) 

McKeax, Dr. J. A., 162 S. Main St., Washington, Pa. 

McKeex, Johx G, Manhattan, Kansas. 

McKeax, William: Wii-so.x. :]:vr,:,{) Pnioii St.. Gran 1 
Rapids, Mich. 

McKeax, Miss B. Belle, 708 Lexington Axe, Altoona, Pa. 

]\rAcKEAX, Charles E., St. Paul. Minn. (Fast Freight 

McKeax, Miss Harriet ]\r., r>2S Sevcntenitli St., Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

McKeax, Miss Fraxces M., 52S Sevent(>entli St.. \\'ash- 
ington, D. C. • 

McKeax, WiLLLor T., Eli/.aheth. Coh'railo. 

McKeex, James F., lielfast, .Mair.e. 



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Benjamin, Division Siipt. Vaiulalia If. R., 201 
irtli St., Torre Haute, lud. 
.1., Shellsburg, Iowa. 

Kkank S., Siipt. Schools Lakeland, Minn. 
Silas, Old Town^ Maine. 
Col. llKMiY I]., r,-2() Second St. X. E., Wasliing- 

Mes. Eliza^ Omro, Wis. 
Hazel, 137 Waldo Ave., Belfast, Maine. 
RoscoE D., Supt. Schools, Haverhill, Mass. 
Arthur B., Pres. First Xational Bank, Troy, Pa. 
Isaac E., Wishawani Road, \V()l)iirn, ^lass. 
A. W., Harbor, Maine, 
Albert, Perry, Iowa. 

Captain Joiix^ Fifty-second Idwa Vols. (Span- 
1 War. ) 

LuciNDA Minor, Grand Junction, Iowa. 
Elizabeth jSTew, Cheyenne, Wyo. 
Margaret E. Roberts, Perry, Iowa. 
Arthur, Perry, Iowa. 
RoscoE C, Perry, loAva. 
]\[ary, C^amden, Xew Jerse.y. 
Mrs. a. C., 331 Wilder St., Lowell, Mass. 


In presenting this work to our friends who mny l.c interested, 
I trust we are placing- it in the hands of tlios,. wlio will make 
some allowance for whatever ini])erfeetions niav he fonnd in 
this volume. During all the time it has taken to coniitili iliis 
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 ont the connecting links 
in the family chain, particularly the descendants of the three 
brothers, Mames,-"^ ^.Tohn"^ and '"^ William,^ sons of James- .Mc- 
Kean of Londonderry, Ireland, and grandsons of William' Mc- 
Kean of i\.rgyleshire, Scotland, ^John^ died at IlaliiiKmey. 
Countv Antrim, Ireland, a few davs prior to the time set fur 
dei)a"ture to America, hut his widow, Janet ^icKean, and 
children, and the elder brother, James, and his family eamr i>n 
over in 1718, landing at Boston and finally settling at a ])lace 
called Xutiield in Xew Hampshire which "in memory of old 
associations they called Londonderry." 

Of the three sons of the widow of -John "' who<lied in Ircdaiul. 
^Joliu'*, the eldest S(m, was the ancestor or i)i-ngeniter of the 
McKeens of Is^ova Scotia, and -Robert^, the second siui, was the 
ancestor of the McKeans of Cecil, Maryland, Iluntingilon, and 
Bradford county, Pennsylvania. The McKeens of Acwor;h, 
X. ir., and Belfast, Elaine, are descended from the younjrcr 
son, ^SanmeP, and '^^iary^, the youngest child of the family, 
married her cousin, John McKeen, and from whom was Joseph 
Mclveen, first president of Bowdoiu College, Brunswick, "Mc. 
Judge Levi McKeen and others. 

The descendants of Mames" settled first in Xew Hampshire. 
Vermont, Massachusetts, Frveburo; and Stoneham, ^Nlaine. 

1. Descent from William McKean of Argyleshire. Scotland. 


^William^ McKean, the yoiingest of the three sons of James- 
Mclvean of Londonderry, Ireland, ahove mentioned, came to 
Aii.(>i'iea in 1727 and settk'd in Chester connty, Pa. Prominent 
among his grandsons was Thomas^ ]\lcKean, signer of the Dec- 
jaration of Indeijendence. By permission of lion. Koberdeau 
Buchanan, author of the genealogy of Governor Thomas Mc- 
Kean aii<l 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, 
]\Id., j)rior to the Kevolution and the McKeens of Strong, Maine^ 

' seems to have been Thomas^ 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^ 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., 
M'o doaoondniit& o f '^William^ McKeen, brother of Gov. Thomas 
McKean of Pennsylvania and grandson of ^William^ McKean, 
the emigrant. It is extremely probable that William^ ^^FcKean 
of Argvleshire, Scotland, had other sons besides James^ Mc- 
Kean of Londonderry, Ireland, who Avas in the siege of that ^ 
city, 1688-89. The grandfather of John, Eobert and Hugh | !)l 
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^ McKean of Argvleshire, Scotland, as the simi- 
larity of names of his descendants point to a close relationship 
to the descendants of James" McKean of Londonderry. Robert 
McKean of County Tyrone, Ireland, and tlie ^IcKeens of Cam- 
den, J^. J., are doubtless descendants of the same stock; also 
William McKean of Allentown, X/^ J. 

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


a son of Eeginald and grandson of Soniorled King of the Tsles. 
All descendants of Donald are eallcil Mad )(iiiald>. or smis of 
Donald. The progenitor of the ^iacDonalds of Glciicoe was 
John Fraoch, son of Angus Og, MacDonald, Lord of the Isles 
of Scotland, who fought with Bruce at Bannoekhurn. '1'^K^ 
MacDonalds of Glencoe were locally or patronyniically known 
as Maclan's or Maclain's, equivalent to McKean in Knglisli. 
In the Gaelic dialect, Mac signifies sou and Ltii is Jolin. They 
were therefore called. Maclans or sons of John. 

John Sprangach, the youngest son of Angus Mor. ]\racDon- 
ald, Lord of the Isles, and brother of Angus Og, Lord of the 
Isles, was the ancestor of the MacDonalds of Ardnannirchan, 
who are patronymically Maclans, same as Glencoe. (Sjirdnf/'icli 
signifies the hold.) The claymores of the ]\rcKeans gleamed 
in all of the important battles of Scotland in their day except 
Culloden. They were in the battle of Inverlochy, 14^31, known 
as the "'first battle of Inverlochy" where Maclan of Ardnani- 
urchan and John Dubh MacLean commanded the front of Don- 
ald Balloch's armv, and the whole being under the eonnnan 1 
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 Mclveans of Glencoe were with the Marquis of ^lontrosc 
and took an active part in all of his brilliant victories, inelnd- 
ing the second battle of Inverlochy, 1()4(>. They were with 
Dundee at Killiecrankie, and took part in that splendid charge 
that almost totally destroyed the royal army, under the l)rave 
MacKay, one of the ablest generals of that time. Glencoe was 
also with Prince Gharles Edward Stewart and was at tlie head 
of tlie right wing of the Prince's army (the l^)st of Honor) at 
the battle of Preston])ans, and defeated the army of Gen. Cope 
"by a night attack and totally routed him in about six minutes." 
So says P. P. ^faclnn in his ('osfmni's of Ihc i'hvis of Svoiland. 
Angus Og, Lord of the Tsles, was a friend,, of Ping pobert 


Bruce and was wirli him at the battle of Bannockhnrn and led 
tlie llii^hhindci's and men of the Isles in that famous charge that 
decided the (hiv in favor of Scotland. "For this service the 
^ra(d)(ina]ils i-eceived from Bruce, the lioiioi- of taking position 
on the right (d' the army. Holding this position in the Scottish 
armies, rhey have ])erformed prodigies of valor." 

Aiuoiii; iiur many fi'iends \vh(» have assisted us in the compil- 
a.iion of this \-ohime, special reference is due to: 

.Mi;. Fkkdimck G. ]\IoKeax^ Washington, 1). ("., Compiler 
of the Historical Notes. 

11 MX. KoBERDEAu BucHANAN^ Naval ObsBrvatory, Author of 
Geiicatof/y of dor. Thomas McKean and Descendants. 

ITo.N. J. V. MacLean^ Author of ihr Cldii MacLean. 

Hox. L, A. Morrison^ Antlior of History of Windham, 
N. II. 

\. '\ . .M A( I )().\Ai,i), Muirof ()rd, KilK-arnan Manse, Sent, rus 
Clan Donald Hist. 

.Mrs. Cai'tai.n James McKeen, Belfast Maine. 

.Miss Sakah M. HoLMEfi, Belfast, Maine. 

Bkv. Samuel McKean, Lansingbnrgh, X. Y. 

("«)L. Hkxry B. ;N[cKeax, Washington, 1). C. 

^^fiss .Mav Field McKean, Philadelphia. 

Wir,i.iA.\r ('. McKean, Banker and meml)er Stock Exchange, 
N'ew ^'ol•k ("ity. 

ll'».\. K()i;i.;i;i' S. Fr.xAKY, Xcw York City, Author of (J-ene- 
(il(>(/i/ of Fiinicjj Fdinih/. 

Mi{s. .\.\.\A DoBiuxs ScoviLLE, Greenwich, X. Y. 

Cai'j . J(tii\ McKean, Perry, Iowa. 

J\Irs. K\a McKean Lyon, Perry, Iowa. 

^li;s. JiKiiKccA Elizabeth Haukis Day, Winchester, Til. 

Mks. G. F. Gilkey, Oshkosh, Wis. 

-Miss L. J. :\icKEAx, Dewart, Pa. 

:\li;s. .Maky G. McKi:an, West Burlington, Pa. 

]\liss 1>. Hki.ek McKean, Altoona, Pa. 


Mks. Sarah Holmks, Belfast, JMainc 

Mrs. xVnna McKeax Doxakkk, -Idllcv. T(in;i. 

A. W. McKeen, Frvobnrg, ]Mair.o. 

Benjamin W. T^IcKeen, Frveburi>-, Elaine. 

Elden McKeen, Minneapolis, ^linn. 

E. K. MoKeen, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Gedediah McKeen, Shcllsburg', Town. 

Miss Philena McKeen, Prin. Alihni Acailcniy, An 'over, 

Charles McKeen Dik-kx, Banker, Eldora. l<i\va. 

JcsiAii S. ]McKeax, Enited States Xav.v. 

Miss Leona AVillis. Los Angeles, C'al. (Ecachcr.) 

Albert McKean, Perrv, Towa. 

West Harris McKean, J^ewliall, Cal. 

John McKeen, Amherst, T^ova Scotia. ( Hank of Xova 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. McKeen, Bellvillc K'ansas. 

II. McKeen, Jefferson Barracks, ^lo. ((io\t. Service.) 

Milton M. and ('iiarles S. McKekx, Mei'cliants. St. 
Louis, Mo. 

John G. McKkex, ^Manhattan, Kansas. 

EnoMAs McKean, Wasliiniitoiu Pa. 

C. B. McKean, Hopkinton. Towa. 

Ekkofs S. McKean, Sntherland, Iowa. 

John E. McKean, Editor i>lade, P)aiicrofi, Xel). 

J. (\ AfcTvEAN, Paton, Towa. 

Mrs. Harriett A. Nichols, Scai's])orr. ^lain(\ 

]\Trs. Sarah (McTveen) Isha.m, ( 'hicaiin. El. 

KrxTON M. Kidgely, Atty., Baltimore, Md. 

ATa.t. George W. ^FcTvean, Shawnii^an i.ako, 1!. ('. 

Miss Tvathekyxe McT\eax, St. Louis, .Mu. 

Tiio.\rAs J. AIcTCean, Atty. at Law, Frarklin. Pa. 

Miss Georgiaxa AFcTCkax, Eeacher. \'icnna. ^'a. 

P.. W. AE-T\f.kx, KdiN'r ifox-rter, liandoli.ji, .Xch. 



James S. McKean, Postmaster, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Mrs. Nancy (McKean) Leitz, (/'amden, N. J. 

Miss Mary ]\rcKEEN^ Camden, X. J. 

Alexander McKean, Pliiladel])liia, Pa. 

Jasper W. McKean, Perry, Iowa. 

RoscoE C. McKean, Perry, Iowa. 

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

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

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

Mrs. Sarah (McKeen) ]!^elson, I)e Soto, Mo. 

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

Mrs. Delia Mahaffey, Urban a, Mo. 

Samuel G. ^IcKane, Geneva, N. Y. 

^[rs. Sarah E. McKeen, Poinero}^ Iowa. 

]\Irs. Saacuel McKeen, Tama, Iowa. 

Joseph McKeen, Omro, Wis. 

West Harris McGlothlin, Wheathind, ]\l(). 

Jojix li McKean, Clearfield, Pa. 

Mrs. Elizabeth jSTew McKean, Cheyenne, Wj'o. 

MacDonalds of Glencoe. 


"The Armorial Bearixc;s^ were a])])i-ii|iri;ir(' tit cjulcrs nf the 
Island Kings and are usually blazoned, arg. an eagle dis- 
played, gules, surmounted of a lynipliad (l»iiig-fada or galley), 
saldo. In the dexter chief a liaiul ]>r(ij)er, lidldiiig a ci'osslet, 
fitchee, azure. Crest and motto as the MacDnnald^ of the Isles." 

"The Suaiciieantas, or Eallge, is also the same, i. c, Fi'adcli 
gorm, or common heath." j\[otto, -Tai liniiiic Kspci'aiicc (/ 
have good hope.) 

J. 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 larger 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, becaiise he held the first commission of mag- 
istracy in the new settlement of Londonderry, X. H., was called 
Justice ^IcKeen. 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 Deerin^', of Amherst, David McKeen of Antrim, the 
McKeens of Wtisliua, and Robert McKeen of (dierry Valley, 
X. Y. William McKeen, who was born in 1704:, was left be- 
hind in 171S, but came over in 1727, and settled in Pennsyl- 
vania aiid was-gTandfarher of Thomas McKeen, who was a 
signer of the Declaration of Independence and many years gov- 
ernor of that state. 

Tames ^IcKeen, or "Justice McKeen," the eldest of these 
brothers, lia'l 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 cou-in John Cochran, and Elizabeth, 
wdio before coming over married James Xesmith. His seci^nd 
wife was Annis Cargill, sister of the wife of Kev. James ^Ic- 
Gregor. Justice McKeen died Xovember 9, 175G, af>ed 80. 
The sec.iid wife-died August 8, 1782, aged 9,3. Their children 
were John, ^NFary, David, James, Janet, Margaret, Martha, 
Annis and Samuel. The only ones mentionel are Martha, who 
married a Dinsmore; "NFary married Kobert 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, anions: them Rob- 
ert. Judge Tevi ^TcKeen of Xew York and Joseph McKeen. the 
first President of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ^SFaine. Robert 
^FcKeen, 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 liiiii only rwn cliildrcn, li;i\Iiiu Imi'icl three 
upon the hill in Antrim, lie purchased a farm adjoininjj:,- tiiat 
of his cousin David JMeKeen, their wives liciiiii- sisters. 'I'hus 
they lived happily for two or three years, in Fchruaiy, 1n<)4, 
the daughter Mary died very suddenly (d' fcvci'. She was horn 
in Antrim, X. H., April Id, 17^7. The follo\vinf>- Septenihcr 
her mother died with the same disease, aged tit'ty-onc, ho- ~is- 
ter, Mrs. David ]\lcKeen, having diecl Se])temlHi' 17, jn-i :i week- 
previous. After this the two broken families li\-e(| io;^cilier till 
1810, when the smallpox was brought upon iheui by eeriain 
persons from Canada. Ilobert ^IcKeeii, on inking the disease, 
was hurried off to a remote cami) in the woods, and with oidy 
one attendant, poorly but mostly kindly cared for. After great 
suffering, he died October 27, ISIO, aged sixty-one. The re- 
maining child Joseph, then in his twenty-third year, having 
been born in Antrim, X. H., August 21i, 17ss, was andiiiious 
of learning, and was eager at his books every spare minute, and 
having ol)tained a good academic ediication at Haverhill, \'. 
H., Academy, and under the help of President McKeen at iJow- 
doin, he went to Xew A^ork (^ity and served an a])]u'enticeship 
in a printing office, but preferring to teach, and an oppon unity 
occurring, he commenced that occupation, rose rapidly, and wa- 
soon appointed one of the superintendents of the city schools, 
which honorable and im])ortant 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 honm' 
conferred on very few. He was a most efficient and dis- 
tinguished educator. The degree of LL. D. was conferred u]ton 
him. He was among the foremost of the sons of .\ntrim, start- 
ing in orphanage and with snudl means, comi)elled to work his 
way slowly and enter u))on his profession late in life, his marked 
success ought to stimulate the s<ms of his native town to follow 
his persevering and praiseworthy exam]de. He mandeil Jane 
]\rcLeod of Claveraeh, X. Y., and had three sons, all of whom 
died before their fatlier. 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 >'ork 

David McKeen, son of Dea. William McKeen who nnirrieil f • 
Ann Graham and was one of the first settlers of Deeidng, X. H., 
grandson of Samuel and Agnes ]\lcKeen of Andierst and great 
grandson of John ^McKeen, who was getting i-eady to come over 
with his brother in the eniit:ration of 171s, but suddenl\- died 

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ill the [ii-iiiic of life, wa^ born in Deering in 1784. In 1805, 
he went to Boston on foot with a pack on his back to find work, 
iiiari-icl Xancv Ferson of J)ec'riiig- in 1810, and he went to 
JSah'iu, .Mass., to live, bnt moved back to Deering in 
181,"), ;iii(l came here (Antrim) in 1840, bnying the 
.\ii<iii <>v l)('a. Bnrnham ])lace, where he died in 
l^i'ii'. lie was a useful citizen aii<l several times 
sek'ctmaii. Jlis children were Drusilla, born in 1811, 
mari'icd Fisher Silsbv in 1835 and lived in Troy; Eveline L, 
Imni in 1812, nutrried Benj. L. Willonghbv and died in Lowell, 
.Mass., in 1804; Charles, born 181G, married ]\raria Bradford 
of Francestowii 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 
lMii\ in the ])rime of lif(\ The only living children are Charles 
A., Ixini ill Aiiti'im in 1844, married France Ambler and is now 
li\ing ill ( 'lu'ster, ]\Iiiiii ; William, born in 1854, is now a teach- 
er in ( 'alifornia ; Mary Ann, born in 1819, died in 1833; "Wil- 
liam II., l)orn 1822, died 1836; Xancy Jane, born 1828, mar- 
ried Bennett S. Bnckminster, Dee. 22, 1857, died 1866, widiont 


Extracted from Rev- Edward Parker's History of 
Londonderry, N. H. 

Bv Mrs. Captxin James McKeen, of Belfast, flfaine 

The ancestor of the McKeens was James McKeen, who lived 
in the iiorlli of Ireland. lie had three sons, James, .[ohn 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 nuUnrity. By his first wife, Janet Cochran, 
he liad two daughters, Elizabeth who nuirried in Indand James 
K'esmilli, and Janet who married John Cochran of Windham, 
X. IT., and bad a daughter Elizabeth, who became the wife of 
Wni. Diisnioor and the mother of Ilobert Dinsmoor, the ''Rus- 
tic Hard," and of Gov. Samuel Dinsmoor of Iveene, X. H. 
John, the son of dames McKei'u the (dder, married Janet and 
had four (diiblren, James^, Bobert, Sanimd and Marv. He 

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

McKean Genealogies 15 

intended einii>i'ating with his brother, hnt snd(h'nl_v diecl pre- 
vious to the endjarkation, butliiswidowandchildrenaceonipanied 
them. William was a farmer. -lanu's and John were jiartners 
during their residence at IJallvinoiiev. -laiiu-s, wiih lii< wife 
Annis C'argill came to this country in IT IS, of wliieh enterprise 
he was one of the princii)al originators, lie was aitcompanied 
by his son-in-law, James Xesmith, and 1)v Kev. dames Ale- 

«. 7 7 , 

Gregor, who married his wife's sister. 

James Mclveen, or "Justice" McKeen as he was called, he 
being the first magistrate commissioned in the tcnvn after bis 
settlement, was a man of probity, ability and intelli'rence, and 
was active and influential in the settlement of Londonderi'v. 
He was born in KK).") and was tiftv-three years of age at th(> 
time of the emigration. He died at T^ondonderry Xovember 0, 
1766, in the ninetieth /year of his age, and being more tbaii iiiiy 
other man the patriarch of the colony, he was as such univer- 
sally honored and lamented. His widow, Annis ('argill, a 
lady of excellent character, survived him many years, and died 
August 8, 1782, aged 94. Ho had by his second wife nine 
children: (1) John, (2) Mary, (3) David, (4) James, ( .") ) 
Janet, (6) Martha, (7) Margaret, (8) Annis and (9) Samuel. 
(1) John was bom at Eallymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, in 
1714. y He was an elder of the Presbyterian church in London- 
derry, was a representative in the legislature, and held various 
other civil offices in the town. He married jNFary ]\reKeen, 
daughter of his Uncle John, and had a large family of children : 
(1) James, wdio married a Miss Cunningham, removed to Peter- 
l)orougli and died in 1789. He was the father of Judge Levi 
Mclveen, who now lives at Fishkill Landing, Duchess county, 
IST. Y., at the age of 83. Judge ]\IcKeen removed from Xew 
Hampshire to the State of Xew York about IT'.M), mid foi' twen- 
ty-five years pursued a mercantile business in Poughkee])sie. He 
was for many years Judge of the (\iurt of Common Pleas, and 
has held various other offices of trust. (2 ) John, wbo nnirried 
Janet Taylor, daughter of John Taylor of Londonderry. He 
was a sergeant in Capt. Daniel Peyixdds' ('oni])any at tbc bnttlr 
of Bennington, and was afterwards prcmiote*! to the rank of 
captain. He died in 1807. He luid four sons and three daimb- 
ters, none of whom survive, excejit James "^rcKeen Es(|.. Coun- 
selor at I^aw in the city of Xew York. (3) Pobert. who mar- 
ried Mary McPherson and settled in Antrim, X. H. He subse- 
quently removed to Corinth, Yt., and died in 1809^ leaving one 
son, Joseph McKeen, who is superintendent of the ptddic scliools 

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ill the fitv of New York, (i) William, wIki married Xancy 
Tavlor, another (huii>hter of John Taylor, and settled in Wind- 
ham, X. H. He was a volunteer in the army of the Revolution. 
He had six ehildren and died in 1Sl^4. ( ,"> ) Annis, who was 
umnarried. (0) Joseph, some time pastor of a church in Bev- 
erlv, 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) Jenet 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 Xesmith 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 
an<l had several children. (10) Mary married Robert Boyd. 
They lived in Londonderry, hut had no children. (II) James, 
liorn in 1710, married Elizabeth Dinsinoor, 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 Revolntionary War he removed to 
( ■orinth, Vt., where he died in 1704, aged 75. His son David 
married ^Nfargaret McPherson for his first wife, settled in 
r"<irinth, Vt. By her he had twelve children: James, Eliza- 
beth, Dani(d, Lolly, David, Jolin, Annis, Jenny, NFargaret, 
Silas, Robert and another daughter. These children or their 
descendants of the next generation, have settled in Vermont, 
Xew Ham])shire, Maine, Xew York, Canada, West, Michigan 
and Ohio. One of the sons. Rev. Silas ]\IcKeen, born in Cor- 
inth, Vt., married Miss Phebe Fuller, June -1, 1816. She died 
of consumption Xovember 30, 1820. ''She left him three little 
girls ;" names were Marianne, Serena and Julia. His second 
wife was ]\Iiss Hannah Johnston of Haverhill, X. H. Four 
children l)v this union — Philena, Phelie F., Cathrine and 
George W. David ]\IcKeen (father of Rev. Silas and others) 
after the death of his wife married Lydia Ingalls of ^fethuen, 
Mass., by wliom he had two children : Lydia and David, named 
for his brother who had died four years before. Jenet, the third 
(diihl of Samuel ^fcTveen, born December 28, 1721, married 
William Orr, had three children : James, Anna, and a daugh- 
ter who niarrie(l 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 lV)r a 
long-time employed by the L nitel States as Indian agonr. 

Another principal branch were the family and jxistcrity oi 
John McKeen, brother of "Jnstice" ^IcKeen, whose wiilow 
came as has already been noted bringing with hci' three sons: 
 Ttunoo^ , Robert, Samuel and her infant daughter ^lary. (She 
subsequently married ("apt. -lohn Harnett, who was among the 
early settlers of the town.) 4+Htres settled in Hillsborough, 
N. H. He had children, and among them a ihinghtei' Isabel. 
Some of his posterity were residing in Deering, A'. II., not 
many years ago. Ivoljort 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 ])risoner ho 
was put to death in a most cruel manner. Samuel settled in 
Amherst, X. H. He had by his wife Agnis a numerous 
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 war; iliey si nek 
his flesh full of pitch pine skewers and burnt him to death. ( -i) 
Robert, who settled in ("berry ^"alley, X. Y., and liecatiie a 
"^captain of renown." He was killed by the Indians in the battle 
of Wyoming, Pa.^ He had a son Robert" who was the father 
of Samuel McKean, United States Senator of Pennsylvania. 
(4) James who married and settled in Amherst, X. H. ^ (5) 
Samuel who married Janet a daughter of Hugh Graham of 
Windham, X. XL, a descendant of the Earl of Graham'", Scot- 
land. He lived for a time at Andiei-st, afterwards at Windham, 
and subsequently removed to l^elfast, Elaine, where he was 
deacon of a church. He had several children, six sons ainl five 
daughters. Sons' names were Hugh, 'John, Saunud, l"]]iliraiin, 
Isaac and Abner; daughters were Janet, Xancy, ^fartha, Abiah 
and Keziah. William married Ann Graham, settled in Peer- 
ing, X. H., had eleven childi-en, among whom was William ^fc- 
Keen, Jr., a member of the Xew Iiamj)shire Senate in the year< 
1844 and 184.5. Some of his sons settled in^yAVaslma, X. TT. 
Samuel McKeen and his wife, Agnis above meniioned, juid al~o 
four daughters, Mary, ^lartha, Agnis and dane. 

1. Hi? name 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 . Montroje. 


18 McKean Genealogies 

William McKeeii, brother of ^'Justice" ^[cKeen and John 
]\l('Kooii, 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 l)cchiration of Independence and for nine years governor 
of l\^nnsylvania and Senator and President of Congress in 
17M. The McKeens landed in lioston harbor in 1718 and ])art 
of rh(^ emigrants rcnniining there, l)nt sixteen families eml)arked 
for Casco Bay, Elaine, under the lead <if Justice Mc- 
Keen. There they were frozen in during the winter, 
nearly perishing. In the spring they explored the coast 
eastwarci and arrived at Haverhill April 13, 1719, but finally 
settled in a jdace called Xutfiehl, embracing several towns, 
which in memr»rv df old associations they called Londonderry. 
The following are the sixteen original settlers of Londonderry, 
X. 11. : James Mclveen, John Barnet, Archibald Clendenin, 
John ^litchell, James Steret, James Anderson, Randall Alex- 
aniler, James Oregg, James Clark, James Xesmith, 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 .McXeen, who lived in the north of Ireland, was the 
Hiic-e-r<ir (d' the McKeens of this town. He Avas a staunch Prot- 
estanr and took jiart in the defense of Londonderry. His chil- 
dren were James, John (died in Ireland ) and William. Justice 
James .M(J\een was in business with Williand at Ballymoney 
and wa< (piite successful. He emigrate(l to America in 1718, 
and wiih others appeared in Londonderry in 1710. He was the 
firsr nnigistrate eommissioned in Londonderi'y, was a man of 
honesty, intelligence and ability and one of the leading and 
wealthy men in the young ccdony. He was in the verv prime 
of manhood, although ')?> years of age, when he came to London- 
derry. He was l)orn in 1005, died Xovemher 9, 1756. His 
first wife was Janet Cochran, by whom he had a daughter 
Elizabeth, who married in Ircdand James Xesmith, who set- 
tled in Londonderrv, and was ancestor of the Xesmiths of Wind- 
ham, X. PL, and Londonderrv; another daughter married her 

1. .John according to other genealogists. 

McKean Genealogies 19 

cousin John Cochran of Windham, ancestor of the Windham 
fa.'n'ly and lived wiiere 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 ft, 1782. 
Bv hotli wives, he had twentv-one chihlrcn. Dca. John, his 
son, was born in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ircdand, April 
13, 1714, lived in Londonderry (now Derry), near tlie Ilea<] 
place ; was an elder in the church and representative of the 
town. He married his cousin Mary McKeen (daughter of his 
Uncle John) and had ten children. His son William settled 
in Windham. He Avas born January, 1754. He started tlu^ 
McKeen place in Windham and was the first resid(Mit there. 

* * * He married Xancy, daughter of John Tayloi- of Lon- 
donderry who was born 1757, and died Septend:)er 5, 1834. 

* * * He was a Revolutionary soldier. (His brother Joseph 
was the first president of Bowdoin ( 'ollcge, Brunswick, Maine. ") 
He died December 11, 1S24. An account of his descendants 
will be found on another page, compiled by ]\lrs. G. F. Gilkey 
of Oshkosh, Wis. 

Justice James McKean's Commission. 

(3tOtQt: 1h tl)r grarp (Bah, of (Srrat Britain, ifranrr am> 
HIrplaub. King anb Srfru&pr of ll]p iFaitli. rtr.. to our Irualu au^ 
hipU bplohfii 3ampa Mcl^vm, lEsqr.. (grppting : 

Know you that We, repo^sing nmcli confidence in ytmr loyalry, 
skill and ability, have constituted, ordained and nuide, and by 
these presents do constitute and appoint you to ln' one of our 
Justices of the Peace, within our ])rovince of Xew Hamjishire, 
in America ; hereby willing and requiring you to keej) and cause 
to be kept, all ordinances and statutes made for the ]U'omotion 
of peace, and conservation of tlie same, and for the quiet rule 
and government of our people in all and every rlie articles there- 
of, in onr said province, according to the form ami eifect 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 nuiy be in force within 
the same. In witness whereof we have caused the seal of our 
said province to be hereunto afiixed. 

1>0 McKean Genealogies 

Witnc's's, Samuel Sliute Esq., nuv Captain General and Gov- 
eriKir-in-Chief in and over our t^aid j)rovince of Xew Hanip^liire, 
at pDrtsniiiiitli, the twcnty-iiintli day of Ajiril in the sixth year 
of our reign. 

Anno Domini ITi'O. SAMUEL SHUTE. 

[L. S.] 

Notes from J. L. Merrill's History of Acworth, 
New Hampshire 

Extracted by John G. McKeen, Manhattan, Kansas 

The aneestor of the McKeens was James, ^vho 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 andiiiHiam. William emigrated to Pennsyl- 
vania about ..J-rif^C^iseveral of his descendants have been dis- 
tiniiuished in thaf^fafel James emigrated to Londonderry, X. 
n., in 171''^, was the father of twenty-one children, and has a 
numerous ]josterity living at the present time. The widow of 
John emigrated with James to Londonderry, bringing three 
sons: James\ Robert and Samuel, and one daughter Mary. 
Samuel setth^l in Amherst, X. 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 killcMl ])\ 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 ca])tain of "high 
renown,'' was killed in the battle of Wyoming. The other sons 
were James, Samuel and William. Samuel married a daughter 
of Iluiih Graham, lived some time in Amherst afterwards in 
Windham :ind at T>(dfast, Maine, where he was deacon of the 
chui'cli. lie died witli lii- «ons at Acworth. rPwo of his sons, 
Hugh and John.) 

1. John, not James. 





Asi»r, Lmox aaa Tild«n , 



McKean (ienealogies 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 Mck'ean, of Pa. 

The first knowledge wc linvo of the McKccii fniiiilv i< iifrcr 
the murder of Archbishop Sharj), whi'ii the covenanters were 
brought before the military trilinnals and questioned as to their 
loyalty. The shibboleth upon wliidi life ami death depended 
was, "Was the killinii' (d' Ar(dd)ishop Slmrp mni'derr' if the 
examinant was ambitions of a crown of martyrdom he wonld 
answer, "Xo," when immediate execution was (hme upon him. 
At this time William ^IcKeen, who ai)i)ears to have Iteen an 
agriculturalist, was brought l)efore (Max'erlinnse. anil upon 

the cpiestion being put answered, he "was nae laayei- ami ( 1 na 

tell,'' but that he understood "it was un lafoo" deed, 'ibis wa> 
a new answer and for the present he was <lismissed, when he 
fled to Ireland, where with many others, he founded a Scotch 
colony in the county of T^lster\ Ar this time the family of 
David Cargill the martyr emigrateil thither. 'V\\v son- of rhe 
foreeoino- William McKeen was an actor in the defense of T.i«n- 
donderry. He was sent out with a party to forage during the 
siege, but falling into an ambuscade was overcome. ]>lundered. 
thrown into a ditch and left for dead, but after some rime lie 
recovered and found himself stripped and nothing left but an 
old hat which the ])lun(lerer had thrown away. 

This one called ''William ye soldier, had tirst .Tanie<, born 
l(i()5, great-grandfather (father to the gramlfniheri to the 
Avriter (Levi McKeen) calh^l the Jiisl/cc: second John, father 
to Levi's grandmother ; rliir(l (lennetfe or Annis. who mai-ried 
Key. James McGregor, and one or two other sons, muned either 
Ilol)ert, Joseph or William. James ye justice, by his first wife 
had sixteen children. * '^ ^ Tt is known that James and 
John, sons of William^ ve soldier, hd't in iri land one or two 
brothers — the better opinion is but one, and that wa< the grand- 
father of Governor AFcKeen, and his name was Robert. 'Wil- 
liam or Joseph. Thv ^[(Jveens originally I'emoveil to Ii-(dand 

1. Province of Ulster. 

2. This son was .lames McKeen. the father of .lames. .Tohn nii'l 
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 religiun freed from taxes and tithes. In this they 
were deceived. They therefore determined to send delegates 
to make iiu|iiirics into the conditi(.in (if this country, and try, 
if possil)le, to \\\\i\ a phu-c where they coiild settle as a colony 
all t(\iic'tlier in one jilacc. 'J'hcy sent the Rev. James McGregor 
and another clergyman named Jbdnies, who c-anie to this conn- 
try in 17 10 or 1717, and as McGregor was a very eloquent 
pi'caclicr and as tlicre was no material difference between this 
doctrine and those of the Congregationalists of Xew England,lie 
was most ihitteringly 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 pul)lie authorities." 

Following here in the manuscript quoted from is a genealogi- 
cal chart in wdiich the name Thomas ye signer duly appears in 
his ])ro])er ])lace, as grandson of the later emigrant William. 
The genealogical portions of this manuscript, but not the histori- 
cal details, are publishe(l with many additions in the History 
of Londonderry, X. 11., by llev. Edward L. Parker, 1851. 



\yAstor, Imox ano' Ti|<)on, 



Nancie McKeen Lowl) 


WILLIAM McKEEX, who was a sen ..f l)i-a. John Mc- 
Keen, who was a son of James MeKeeii, the tirst sctHcr of Lon- 
donderry, !N^ew Hampshire, was born at Derrv, X. II., Jaiinarv, 
lTr»4-. He was a Revolnrionai-v soldier; enlisted ;it Lninlun- 
derry, X. H. He married Nancy Tayldr (daui^hter of John 
Taylor) wdio was horn at Derry, X. H., May, \~'>~. Their 
children were all horn at Windham, X. II., and were as follows: 

Mary^ born August 28, 1784; died at Manchester, X". H., 
Angnst 11, 1819; nnmarried. 

MxiEGARET^ born 1786; died at Windham 1804; nnmarried. 

John, born June 30, 171)0 ; died 1 :^, 1850. 

Jane, born June 14, 17*Jo ; died at Salem, July 8, l.'^40 ; 

Alice, born August 28, I7l»7 ; married Francis Cragin : died 
at Temjile, 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 Septendier 5, 1834. 

John, son of William and Xancy (Taylor) ^IcKeen, mar- 
ried at Derry, X". H., March 30, 1819, to' Judith, dangliKM- (d" 
Benjamin and Anna (Po(u-) Wils(ui, who was born at Pelhani. 
X. il., March 5, 1797. Their children born at Windham were 
as follows: Xancie, ^Mary, Lucinda W., Alice, .\nn I'.., ISe- 
linda, Joseph, Harriet J. 

Xancie w^as born A])ril 26, 1820; married at ^ranchester. 
X. H., ;May 24, 1849, to Gihnan, son of ^lark and Hannah 
(Hale) Lowd, who was born at Weare, X'. IL, Xovend>t>r 14, 
1820. Went to Omro, Wis., in the spring of IS IC, Itonght land 
of government and Imilt a log shanty where he batched ( when 
not boarding with a neighbor) for three years, at which time 
he returned to Xew IIam])shire and married as above not(>1. 
Later he built a very comfortable hewed log, which wa."? 
well fini.sheil and ])apered on the inside with wall naper brought 
from Xew Hampshire. Such decorations were considered (piito 
a luxury in davs of earlv settlement. Manv hards]ni>s and 
privations were endured, farmers had to haul theii- whc^it and 

24 McKeun Genealogies 

wliatc'vcr thvy had to sell, to Milwaukee by ox team, a distance 
of eighty miles. The nearest place where a chair could be 
bought was thirty iiiiles, and they bought the entire stock of the 
deak-r, which wii:^ four chairs. They lived on the farm until 
the fall of 1SS4, at which time they rented the farm an<l moved 
to the vilhige of Omru, Wis., where their ehildi'eii were born 
and educated. Tiieii- eliildreii : Selwiii A.. Khiia I... Frank G., 
Jennie X., Anna A. 

SKi.wi.N A., born April Hi, ls50, married at Omro, March 
27, 187:3, to Bellvidere A., daughter of William and Bellvidere 
(Foster) C'rossetr, who was born February IT), 1850. He is in 
the insnrance Imsiness and resides in San Francisco, C'al. Their 
children are : 

Flma T., l)orn at Lemars, Iowa, December '2-2, 1873; mar- 
ried Sei)tend)er 22, 18t>7, to Charles D. Bowman of Omro. 
Ki).\A 15., born at Lemars, Iowa, November 23, 1875: gradu- 
ated at Omro High School and is now a teacher. Iin-ixG F., 
born at Omro, Wis., August 8, 1878. L., born July 22, 1851 ; married at Omro, October 30, 
187!>, to George F., son of Freeman and Caroline (Chamber- 
lain ) Cilkey, who was l)orn at llonlton, Maine, September 6, 
1847. lie is a lundier manufacturer and dealer, resides at 109 
Chnreh Street, Oshkosh, Wis., Avhere their children were born 
as folldws: Fheu F., born February 2, 1881. George L., 
born .May 15, 1882. Mabel E., born Xovember 29, 1881. 
Edxa A., born July 12, 1887. 

Frank G.. lioi-n Jannary 4, 1854; died December 13, 1856, 
at Omro. 

Jk.n.nik X., born June 5, 1858; married at Omro, January 
11, lMt3, to Russell E., son of Elisha and Amanda (Butler) 
Root, who was lioni at Scbroon River, X. Y., April, 1852. He 
is a hardware dealer at Omro. They have two sons: Lee R., 
born May 29. 18!»4, at Oshkosh, AVis. : Donald L., born April 
7, 189r, •.':ii„| Oiia Elma, born July 22, 18'97. 

Anmi; a., born Xovember 7, 1850, married at Omro, No- 
vember 14, 1888, to Corydon W., son of Elisha and Amanda 
(Butlei-) Root, Avho was born at Hartford, Wis., November 10, 
18511. 'jliey reside at Wichita, Kansas, where he controls a 
hack line. 

"Mary was born March 14, 1822; nnirried October 24, 1848, 
\o James W., son of Osius and Sarah (Weeks) Preston, who 
was born in Freemont, N. TL, Novend)er Ti. 1823. They now 
reside on a farm near CaTidia, N. H. Their ebildren born in 

Mks. G. F. (tilkev and l>Ai(;nrKK Mai;ki, 

Posterity of ''Juntict" Jiunea McKeen, the Emignint 25 

Manchester, X. 11.: George O., Lizzie ()., an i llatrir '\\. 
(ieorge O., l)orn JS'ovember 26, lS4f> ; married October !•>, 1S75, 
lo Kate, (lauiiliter of John and ^larv (Ilananeg) Alanioii, who 
was born in Xew Hartford, ("onn., Angnst Ki, lsr>(). 'i'hev had 
a son James who died vonng; George, ndw liviiiii,- in Washing- 
ton, D. v., and is in government cmplov in the ih'part incur (if 
Post Office Snpplies. 

Lizzie O., l)orn A])ril 21), 1852; married Geo. Spanlding and 
now lives at Wihnington, ^lass. Their chihlren : J>onisa, 
Mary and Snsie. 

Hattik ^I., Ixirn Octdlicr 2, 1S,")S, is eno-ao-od in ilic lucrcan- 
tile bnsiness in Wilmington, ^Lass. 

LrrixDA W., born Jnlv 4, l,S2-lr; married April .".. 1805. to 
Amos B., son of Samncd and Marv (Jolinson ) MarriU, who was 
born in Xorthwood, X. H., Septendici' 21i, IsOO, and died in 
Massachnsetts, A])ril 5, 188(5. Slic died in Onii'n, Wi-.. .\ray 

no. 1804. 

Aj.U'k, l)orn Jnly 23, 1820, lives in ('airnhMi, X. 11.. i< nn- 

Ann Elizabeth liurn A])ril .'lO, 1828; miirric(l Mai'cli 5, 
1857, to Benjamin ('., son of Benjamin J. and Betsey (('lai-k) 
Kendall, born in Fitchbnrg ^lass., Angnst 2(), 1828. Ife is 
master of repairs in the ^Fanehester Paint Works; resides at 
'311 Central St., ^lanehester, X. TL, where his (diildren were 
liorn and edncateil. Their children: John M., ( 'harles B. 
John M.. born Octolier 4. 18.'')1»; niai'i-ied Knniec K. Trnholin. 
He is an architect and draftsman and lia> serve 1 a> a nn'inber 
of the state legislature of Xew irainpshire; resides at •". 1 1 ( Vn- 
tral Street, Manchester, X. 11. (diaries B., born .Marcb IS, 
1864. He is a gradnate of the Boston School of Tcehnolou-v 
and is now a chemist at the Passaic T*rinr Work< in Pa-~aii-. X. 
J.; nniri-ie(l Heh-n J. Devoll of Lowell, ^^a--.. ( )crobcr 23. 
1 804. 

Bklixda. born ^lay 22, 18.30; married Marcli m. ls.-,s fo 
Xoah S., son of Xoah and ^larv (Wood ) ( 'lark, born in (^)niMcy, 
Mass., ]\ray IT, 1830; resides in Soniervillc, .Mass. Their ehil- 
ilren were Ixirn in Manchester and tlicrc nciixcd a biiih school 
edncation. The son gradnated at Xew IIami)ton. .\. IL. rakim:- 
a commercial conrse, and the ilanghters took a conr.~e of >tndv 
in tlie Boston School of Oratorw Chililren: Kdwai-d W.. 
Chii'a B. and Helen W. Kdward W. was bmai .March 1. l^i'>"', 
is a crimmercial travcder and resides in Boston. ( 'i,ai;k B.. 
born Jannarv 20. 1S6!>: marricil Oetobei- 0. 1^00, to Geo. F. 

26 McKean Genealogies 

M;iili(\v>, li(ini at r.ddtlilA-, Maine, June 25, 1868. He is a con- 
tractor aii«l ImiMcr, residence 27 ("onwoll Street, Somerville, 
Mass. Their children horn at Somerville are: Irene, born 
.\niiiist 10, IMil. Klmer, horn .May 21), IS'ia. Helen W., horn 
.Mav U. r^72. lias taught school and is now a teacher of 
elocution; residence, Boston, ]\Iass. 

.TosKiMi. horn -lulv 18, 18:^2; married at Omro, Wis., ^larch 
;;i, istii'. t<i Kliza, daui«hter of Joseph and Mary (Bradley) 
Whitehead, Imi'n at North Adams, jMass., Septeniher 13, 1886. 
'They lia\-e one eliild, horn at Lanark, Wis., Lucinda L., l»orn 
Octoher 2!», 1863 ; was a teacher ])revious to her marriage Octo- 
her 20, 188.-), to Eev. Elhert D. Hall .d' the Iowa :M. E. Vow- 
ference. He was horn May 16, Ls60. Their children are: 
Evelyn B., horn at Union, Iowa, Octoher 5, 1887; Robert ^Va- 
Keen, horn at Stacyville, Iowa, June 12, 1893; died at Lan- 
sing, Iowa, January 16, 1894; Emana E., born December 5, 
1894, at Lansing, Iowa. 

Josei)h Mclveen died at his home in Omro, July 17, 189(), 
ami was the last male descendant of William of Windham, X. 
II., hy tlie name of ]\[clveen. He followed sea for four (tr 
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 Inde])endence. He came to Omro, Wis., in 
the fall of 18r)6 and engaged in farming and fancy poultry, and 
\va- well known as a man of sterling integrity and honesty. As 
a fancy poultry dealer was known throughout the country with 
corres)iondence from dealers in Kngland, Holland, Switzerland, 
Xew Zealand and Australia. Among the fancy breeds originat- 
ing from his ])oultry farm was the Golden Wyandottes. 

H.vRRiET J., born January 29, 1835; died at Manchester 
July 26, 185:5. The McKeens and their descendants in this 
line have ])reserved an integrity and u])rightness of character 
that easts no reflections on their ancestors; and as a family have 
been characterized with an energy of purpose and an ability to 
cari'\- to (■(Jiiiidelion plans thus fnrmnlated with morc^ than an 
nnl iii;il'\' deiii'ee (if suCCess. 

(• piled hy Mrs. G. E. Gilkev, Oshkosh, Wis. 

James McXeen (son of Justice James'' Mclveen the emiurant 
of 1718) settle(l in Erveburg, Elaine, in 1788, with his family, 
consistinii' id" his wife and nine children whose names were: 

1. Added by the author: James of Fryeburg was a son of .Justice 
McKeen the emis;rant. 

Joseph McKeex, omro, Wis, 

Posterity of " Justice^ ' James McKeen, the Emigrant 27 

(1) Alexander who married and had one son and twd ihiiigh- 

(2) Hannah^ marri('(l Oliver Whiriui;-; fdur sons and two 

(3) Samuel, two sons named -lames and Samuel, and I wo ' 

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

(5) Margaket^ married -Nathaniel l^av ; three suns and two 

(6) Robert, two sons, {{ohei-t and -lames : two daughters, 
Ruth and Hannah. 

(7) I)A^■Tl) had six sons: T^avid, -Toel. Solomon. Mlephalett, 
Ephraini and Hiram. 

(8) Hexry, born Angnst August ."), 17^0; married in 1^0] 
to Sarah Richardson, daughter of Rev. Gedadiah Riehardson 
(who had come to Fryeburg and established the tirst I>ai>tist 
church in that vicinity, then called Re(inakett ) : elnldren are 
Henry, Benjamin W. and William and three ilangliters by the 
second marriage to Susan Jinkins, Sarah, his tirst wife, havin^r 
died December, ISl-i. Henry the eldest son of IFenry and 
Sarah AFcKeen died ^larch, 1S71, leaving six children, three 
sons and three daughters, two (d" the daniihters having since 
died, one leaving a family, the other no children. Of the others 
Seth, born Afarch, 1835; Reujamin, horn XovenduM-, 1S.").">; 
AVilliam the youngest son (by second marriage") born in 1^2-2, 
married Harriet Walker. Tlieii' (diildren : ^lafiMa. born IS,")!, 
and the a])])roxinuUe ilates of births (d' tiie -on- of Warren, 
Walker and Win<lti(d<l are 1S."')3, IS.-).-) niid 1'^."'.7 resjiectivtdy. 
Windticdd die(l when ahoni four years of ai^e. The other> are 
livinii' ami have families. McdntaMe marided ( )restes Sanborn 
and has two sons: Windtitdd and William, ap'd twenty and 
eighteen years respectiv(dy, and live in ( liatham, X. 11. ^^ arren 
has one daughter aged nine ami one son aged tour ycai--. W alk.'r 
three sons aged seven, four and two years. 

Ben.iamix Wai,k!;i;. the -cennd -<m of llcin-y and Sarah Me 
Keen, born Decendier 'I'k \^\~ , :ii whi(di time his mother died 
and hecineathed him to his imitermil aunt Walker, for whoso 
husband she named him and bv whom he was reared, and with 
whose family he was larg(dy identitieil. Ue nntrricd Juno 1'.». 
184(), to Xancy Wynnm, a granddaughter cd' the aunt who was 
his foster mother. One child was born to them: R. Walker. 
the present Secretary of the Roar 1 (d" .\::rii-ultnre of the Srat-^ 

2S McKean Gtneulogies 

of .Miiiiic. lie was l)(»ni XnNciiilici- H, 1S45», and was married 
to Ji'iiiiic LoNcjov of ('oiiwny M;iy 1:^. ISsy. Thcv have had 
ihree chihli-cii, I \\o xnis ami one (hiiiiihter. Harold W., born 
^lav K ls>:. : ImIicK lioni May :;(), l.ssT. died October 14, 
ISitl : Klli> horn dune 1.".. 1888. 

LvDiA maiTicd Sol.iinoii Jolinson in 1S4-1. and lias five daug'h- 
fcrs and rwo sons, 'idic ohh'st (hinuhter, Susan, married Frank 
I'lastnian and has foni- children, three daugditers and one sou. 
'I'he family lives in ( 'onway. 'idle sons' names are Charles and 
llenrv M., imcd respeerivelv .'54 and 23 vears ami are unmar- 
ried. ' 

IJosi:, the seeon<l dauiihter married TTeiirv ^FcTveen and has 
no cliildreii. ddiey live in Stowe, Maine. The third danghter, 
Cari'ie, inarricMl Josejih AViley of Stowe and have no children. 
The fdui'th daniihtei' marviel doliti McKeen, resides at Cnm- 
herland Mills,, Maine. 

IviTA, the \diingest of the family, horn in 1>>T1, is unmar- 

('oinpiled liy lieiij. Walker ^fcTveen of Frvehnrg", ]\re. 

.Mk. l;. W. M< I\i;i;.\. Kditor of the Reporter, Kaiidolph, 
Xeh.. also sends the following acconnt of this branch of the 

My f;;tlier, Seth MeKeeii, married Miss Sarah Floyd Per- 
kin~. Tliey had eleven children: myself, Byron AYinslow, aged 
.')1, married Miss Edith A. Adams; one child, ^lyrtlc ^lay. 
Other children of Seth are Walter, married to Edith R. Tvickert 
and resides at Waterloo, Ta., two (diildren ; Benjamin, teacher; 
Henry M., teacdier; ('liarles, marrii^l, have one child; ^ferton 
is at home: Lillie E. at home; Melville at home: Xellie ]\r. at 
home: (ierlrude li. and Eugene L. at home. 

The following is a continuatiou of the same branch of the 
family hy .Mr. i^lden .M(d\een of Minneapolis, Minn. 

dame< .M(d\een of Fi'yebiirg, Elaine, settled in Stoneham, 
Elaine, at an early day accompanied hy his hrother David, who 
alsosetileil ill Stoneham. dames married Mary Smart. Xine 
children were hoi-n to them. Xames are Arou, Tfebecca, Alex- 
ander, dames, Wintlirop, doseph, ^larv. Thankful and Xancy. 
d lie last two were twins. Alexander married Sarah Evans. 
'I'lieir cliildreii: Sarah, K.stei', K/.ekiel, Khan, Benjamin, Lv- 
man, .Mary and .\ancy. Lyman married Miss Mary Eelows in 
Brooklyn, X. ^'.. and removed to ^Faine and settled on the old 
homestead and lixcd there until the outbreak of the (Mvil War 

Posterity of ^ ^Justice" James McKeen, the Emigrant 20 

Avlieii he enlisted in the Sixteenth Elaine Infantry and scrvc(l 
gallantly nntil killed in the battle of Gettysburg. Their chil- 
dren: Ella ]\1. and Elden E. Elden married Miss Ida J\l. Sills, 
a direct lineal descendant of Anneke Jans Bogoades of TIolhiiKh 
Their children are Leela, Charles and Elden; residence 1)15 
Lyndale Place, Minneapolis, Minn. Ella nuirried Hilton Mc- 
Alliscer and resides in Stonehani, Elaine. The widow df Ly- 
man McKeen married again, to Steven Cothn, an oM army 
comrade of her former husljand. 

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

Lieut." Samuel^ McKeex was a son of .lames' Mci^ccii that 
settled in Fryeburg, Maine, in 1788. 

James McKeex of Fryeburg was Ixirn in Londondcny, .V. 
H., between 1730 and 1740 and died between- 17t>8 and IsoO, 
aged nearly sixty-five. He married Margaret Alexander. Their 
children: Alexander^ had a son James who died in 1S2(>, leav- 
ing a family of small boys. 

David^ McKeen married Anna .McAllister, and had 
issue: David, Jr.," Joel," Ephraim," Solomon," Klcphlet,'' 
Hiram," Cyntha." 

Lieut. Samuel^ McKeex married Lvdia Hoise, April 1^. 
1762. She died February 2-3, 1844. Children: Samuel, Jr.,'^ 
born April 30, 1707; Jane," born April 12, 17'.»'.»: James," 
July 3, 1801 ; Lydia," born December 1, 1803. Lieut. Samml' 
AIcKeen was born February 14, lTt;:>, and died December, 

(5) Robert, married ^liss Richardson. 

(5) James, married ]\Iollie Smart; their childi-cn. 

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

(6) James. 

(6) Mary, married Horace Parker. They have a son James 
living in N^orway, ]\raine, ex-sheriff of Oxford County. 

*Fifth in descent from Wm. McKean of Argyleshire. Scotland. 

1. James was a son of "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 
179S and recorded in 1800, and it is known he died between those 

30 I\lcKean (ienealogies 

(5) IIi;.\i;v. iiiiirri<Ml a Uiehardson. Their children: (0) 
Ben jaiiiiii \\'., iiiarricl Xaiicy Wymaii ; (0) William married 
Jane Walker. 

(tij I.^^)1A. iiian'icd Solomon Johnson. 

(()) Ilenrv. 

(0) Sam III. McKeen, Ji;., married Cyntha McKeen and 
iiio\(m1 t(, Iowa al)ont forrv-tive years ago. Both died in Iowa. 
'I'licir fhildrcii: (7) Cynt'ha, born 1810, died March 80, 1S40. 
(7) A.x.xA, liorii Decendx'r IT, 1821, lives in California. 
(^7; i.vDiA, born February 12, 1823. (7) Aefked, born June 
12, 182(;. (7) Moses, born March 12, 1828. (7) Syxtka 
P. n. Address Atlantic, Iowa; unmarried. (7) Samuel, born 
Xovend)er 10, 182J> ; address Tama City, Iowa. (7) Emily 
^IcKkex, born Decendjer 10, 1881; married John Parinn'ton 
and reside at Lovell, Me. (7) Okkix McKei-k, born January 
7, 1881- : address Belle Plaine, Iowa. (7) Matilda, born July 
16, 1888. (7) Parris McKeen, born June, 1836. Clarisa, 
born dnne 80, 1841. (7) Xoyes McKeen, born July 3, 1845. 
(6) Jam-; 'McKekx. married Benjamin Walker. (6) JA:\rES 
]\r< Kkk.x, married .Mary McDonald February 10, 17U0, in Xes- 
mith, X. II. Her father served in the Revolutionary War, in 
the Bi'irish Army, Avas Itorn in Scotland, April, 1755. Their 
children: (7) Alvin, born October 8, 1822. Mary A., born 
:\Iay 8(1, 18i>r.. (7) William C, born October 4, 1826. (7) 
15k IS V, born January 7, 1828. (7) Eliza, born October 30, 
1S2!I. (7) SoLOMox, April 25, 1831. (7) Abigail, born July 
28, 1883. (7) James, Jr., born January 11, 1835. (7) Silas 
born June 7, 1887. (7) Franklin, born Julv 24, 1880. 

((')) Lydlv A1<J\ki;.\ nnirried Joel ^IcKeen (no children). 

( :. ) IIk.xk'v McKkk.x's children: (6) Benjamin W., (6) 
W'li.i.iAM, (0) LvDiA and (6) Henry. 

( 6 ) B K .\ .. AMI N W. McKeen's son : ( 7 ) B. Walker. 

(6) AVii.i.iAM McKeen's childi'en : (7) Warren, (7) Walter 
and others. 

(6) Lyiha M(Jvkk.\ married Solomon Jolinsou; address Ilar- 
lior, .Maine. 

( '1 ) 11 1;\ i;\ \\( ICkkx ; address Xortli Fryeburg, Me. 

(7) 11. W'.vLKKU ^IcKeen married Jennie Lovejov of Con- 
way, X. II. Tlieir children: (8) Harold and (8) Ellis. Mr. 
^[cKeeii has heen Secretary of Aoriculture of the State of 
.Maine foi' the past six years and has been elected for three 
years more. He is considered a verv able man, is a o-raduate 
of Fryelinrii- Academy. He was a SujK'rvisor of Schools in 

Posterity of ^'Justice'' ^ James McKeen, the Emigrant 31 

Fryeburg for several years and was also a successful teacher. 

(7) Alvin McIveen, born October 8, 1822; died December 
7, 1895. He married Livania Weeks. She died May 4, 181)2. 
Their son, (8) Alvin Wesley McKeen was born February 
21), 18-1-J), married Vesta Emerson of Fryeburg-. Their issue: 
(9) Byron W., born July 2G, 1871; (9)' Leslie E., born Aug- 
ust 17, 1887. Byron W. graduated at Fr-'-eburg Acadenn' June, 
1894, entered Bowdoin Medical School at Brunswick January, 
189r), will graduate June, 1898. 

(7) Maky a. McKeex married Simon Smith: address 
St owe. Me. 

William C. McKeex married Sarah Ilabl ; he is (K'ud ami 
she married the second time to L. Sargent. 

(8) Harris C. McKeex married V. McAlister, one child, 
(9) ]\[ary. His wife died and he married again. His address 
is Shelburn, X. H. His daughter is living with Rev. Silas H. 
McKeen, West Bangor, Maine. 

(8) Silas H. McKeen married Georgia McAlister of Lovell. 
He is a Christian Ba])tist preacher, now ])reachins' in Bangor, 

(S) Fked F. McKeex^ M. D., is a graduate of llarmer Alcl- 
ical College ; lives in Xew York. 

(8) Pekly McKeex married xVby McAlister: address Xortli 

(8) Lizzie McKeex married Woodman Gray: address Lov- 
ell Center, Me. 

(7) Betsy McKeex married Tliailiou< Parsons. He died 
and she married B. Bridges of Wintlirop, Towa, where they now 

(8) Alvix Parsoxs married Cora Greene of Bana;or, lives 
in Xew York, has been a barb(>r. (8) Charles Parsons nuirrieil 
Alice Parsons of Conway. They have two boys residing in 
Bangor, Me. (8) Georgia Parsoxs lives in Dvegan, Til. Fdla 
Parsons married W. J. Jinkins and lives in Winthop. l<iw;i. 

(7) SoLOMox McKeex married Masilla Bi(d<foi-d of rorter. 
removed to Hlinois in 1852, came back to ^Nlaine in l^Ml. lie 
served as quartermaster in an Illinois regiment throiiiiliont the 
Civil War. 

(8) Maky married — Prime; address St. Joseph, ^lo. 
(8) Xellie married — Hase ; address Tda Grove, Towa. 
(8) Melville IMcKeex married and lives in Mason Citv, 

Iowa, has been a manufacturer and dealer in harnes-;. 

32 McKean Clenealvgies 

(7) Silas McIvkex is in the employ of the M. C. R. K. at 
Ijaiiyor, Me. lie iiuirried Kiith A. ( ousins, I'orter, Me. Their 
children: (8) i'rank is a station agent on the Maine Central 
K. K. at Brewer, Me. (8) Alexaxdek. 

(7) Fkaxkekn McXek.n married Caroline Stevens of Lovell; 
both dead. Their children: (S) John/ address, Lovell, Me. 

(S) Wakijkx man-icl ^liss Hamilton; has a small family; 
L(jvell Center. 

(S) F'ra.xkik McKeex married Seldin llandscort. They 
lia\c a small familv and reside in St(jwe, Me. 

(7) Abigail ^IcKeex married Benj. Barber. She is de:. i 
(no children ). 

( 7 j Ja.mks McTveex, Jk., married Miss Smith. He served 
ill the Seventeenth Maine Regiment as a private; died Feb- • 
ruary, 1802. His widow lives in Xew Durham, X. H. 

(8) Ida ]\I<Tvekx married — Diirgan, resides at Xew Dnr- 
liaiii, X. H. They have one child, Arthur Durgin. 

( S) Makilla ^IcTvkex married — Wallace. They have one 
child (9) Belle; address Xew Durham, X. H. 

(8) Grace and Melvill McKeex also live at Xew 1 )iuham. 

( (i) JcsEPH McKeen, married a Miss Sawyer, has a son, (~) 
Lieutenant Henry ^loKeen, living in South Paris, Maine. 
There are others of the family that served in the L^niou army 
during the rebellion. We are unable to obtain their names. 

((!) Elipiilet marrie(l and had a family, supposed to have 
all died but one boy. 

(7) Fi!AXK ^IcTvEEX, liis sou, wlio is uow dead, left children: 
(9) Frank, (U) Linda and (!•) Rose. She married Dr. Geo. 
A. Allen, resides in Fryeburg, Me. 

(ti) ,Taxe ]\IcIveex has three grandchildren, Fryeburg. 

(8) WiNSLOw Walker has three children; residence Xorth 
Fryeburg. (8) Xellie Walker, married Fred A. Farmingron, 
residence Harbor, Elaine. Ge(»rgia Walker married — Mason, 
lives at Xorth Conway, X. H. 

Mr. A. W. McKeen further states that Samuel McKeen's sons 
that live ill 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 adils: "There have been six generations of 
Mclveens that have livcMJ and are living in this town (Frye- 
burg). T will give the names commencing with my son. Byron 
A\'. McKeen, son of Alviti Wesley ]McKeen, son of Alvin Mc- 
Keen, son of Tames ^IcKeen, sou of Lieu*". Samuel ]\IcKeeu, 
son of James ^IcKeen. A heavy growth (jf |un? stands in the 

THE \ 

PUBLIC library! 


Rev. Silas McKeex, 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. 
Samnel, James and Alvin are Iniried in one yard, both yards 
in this town," and further says, "I have learned that James Mc- 
Keen that came to Tryeburg, had a sister Martha; also his 
father's name was 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. Ilussell's mother is living, aged about 

REV. SILAS MCKEEN, D. D., of Bradford, Vt. 

From Memorial of Rev. Silas McKeen, by Wm. S. 
Palmer, Norwich, Conn. 

Reprint fron the Congregatiotial Quariei/y for July, 1878. 

The life of Rev. Dr. ^leKeen is a shinina; link between the 
jjast 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 
J)r. Burton's system 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. Jlis ministrv 
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 titness and in fervor. His life 
specially deserves commemoration as an encouragement to 
young men of high thoughts and limited o])]iortunities. "His 
long and noble career,'' another has well said, "illustrates what 
energy and perseverance can accom]ilish when one sets liimself 
to the task of securing an education." It shows tliar determina- 
tion may bid defiance to almost any hindi-anee. Dr. McKeen, 
when a boy enjoyed the fewest ])()ssil)le advantages. His liirtli 
place was in Corinth, Vt.^ A hill town, remote from rhe ihor- 

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

34 McKean Genealogies 

oiig'lit'ai-('s (if rravcl aiul al thai t-arlv day siiiiiulai'lv (U'sritUiC 
of lieliis to culture. Uut the story of his voiitli may best be told 
ill his own words iiathcrcd from his Jlisfori/ of Jiradford. 

".Mv i)iac'e ill tlic order of mv mother's children was the tenth. 
The lirst school 1 ever attended was in my father's luini. ilicn 
new hill iKiw (lid. After that I used to lio, summer and winter. 
to a .-chool house away over the hills. Such was my c.esire lo 
attend, T think it must have been the tirst winter of my going, 
thai 1 cniild iidi ([uietly wait for shoes, which at that time couhl 
iKii easil\- \)c ohiained, and so mv mother furnished me with 
chptli moccasins, greatly to my gratification. Some of the school 
boys, looking down at my feet, laughed at me; litU T was not to 
be thus disheartened, conscions that I could make those of my 
own age feel that in tlu' main thing 1 was not their 
inferior. " "'•' * At about fifteen years of age it 
became necessary that, except in the time of winter, 
J >li()idd stay at home and work, both on the farm 
an:! in my father's mills. lie had lioth a grist mill and 
a saw mill in the same large building. My nu^in 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 fduiid >()iiic opportunity for reading and mental improvement. 
Tt wa- ill that ohl mill that I commenced the study of Latin and 
becaiiic intereste 1 in it. Bv some iiood fortune, I also obtained 
an old i;ilici'e(| book of navigation, which, among other things, 
colli niiicfj a diagram of a (pnidrant with rules for its use, by the 
aid of wliicli 1 made one of won,! which enabled me to determine 
pretty accurately ilic latitmle of my old grist mill at forty-four 
degi-ees and ten miniites north. Another kind of a (piadrant T 
also made, by the aiil of which and some knowledge of trigonom- 
etr\' I could ascertain the heiiibt of the tallest trees standing 
arotmd 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 heroic sacrifices by which the ?iege 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. 

* * * .Tames McKeen was a leading member of the little colony 
which emt)arked. in five ships for the New World, and landed in Bos- 
ton, August 4, 1718. After exploring the region about Ca^co Bay, they 
rettled in Nutfield. New Hampshire, which, in memory of old associa- 
tions they named Londonderry. James McKeen known in his later 
years as "Old .lu-tice 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 

"I'indiiii; me .so niueli iucliiied to .study, luy father concluded 
to let me go and do for mj'self 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 vear of niv age I conmienced school 
teaching. This bvisiness 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 in.struetion of our niinister, the Ilev. 
Wnu Pickles, orii>inallv from Eniiland. lie was a re- 
niarkably large man of venerable appearance, but very 
social and in my estimation very learned. * * '■' 
The introduction wliicli lie gave me to Greek was in the use of 
a grannnar, the text of which was in Latin. I never saw an- 
other like it, and my lexicon was of the same sort. ^Ir. Pickles 
was not only an able teacher, l)ut 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 was 
startled to hear him call out, 'Silas, T must ask you to come uj) 
here and read my hymns for me!' I dreaded to do it, but dared 
not refuse, and that was my first introduction to a ])ulpit, which 
was in fact, but a joiner's bench." 

Dr. ^Mclveen used to relate that when twelve years old, he 
was going on horseback with his father through Bradford to 
Xewbury, and as they jiassed the meeting house, his father told 
him he might ride up to the windoAv 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 ])ulv)it. 

After the death of "the honored friend and teacher of his 
youth," in ISll, he studied at Haverhill (X. H.) Academy till 
the preceptor told him he was fitted to enter college two years 
in advance. At that ]ioint he was taken sick. Typhus fever 
l)rouglit him to the very gates of the grave. His doctor's lull 
more than consumed all of the little store he had accumulated. 
Yio therefore felt obliged to o-ive ui) his colleGo course; but he 
did not iiive ui) stndyinii-. llis sickness served to define his re- 
H'.'ious feelings. In all his you^h he had been ''sedate, studion* 
and exemplary beyond most others of his age." 'Troni (dii1d- 
hood," he says of himself. T was habituallv iiunvessed with siudi 
reverence for God that T was accustomed in mv humble wav. to 
inndore His guidance, forgiveness and blessing. This caidv 
habit, T am satisfied, was of inestimable benefit to me. SHll I 

36 McKean Genealogies 

was ill (loul)t wlicrhcr 1 had really passed, from death to life and 
fuiind ac'ee])tance with Goil or not. During that sickness the 
way of salvation revealed in the gospel appeared beantifully 
plain to nie, exactly ada})ted to my wants, and the blessed 
S;i\inni- so inexpressibly precions, that I conld bnt most heart- 
ily devote myself to Him, whether for life or death." A few 
m(»nths afterwards he entered npon theological studies. He 
•united with the chtirch of liis theological teacher in Vershire, 
tJici-c being no ( 'ongregational chnrch in his native town. After 
a little more than a year's study with Mr. Fnller, he entered 
npon his life W(n'k in Bradford, Vt. ])rea('hing there for the 
iirst time Jidy, .{5, 1814, the second JSabbath after lie was li- 
censed, and eontinning, with the years of 1832, 1842 until 1866. 
October 18, 1815, he was installel ])astor. 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 
Xew in the original, in the midst of all the work of a first 
pastorate, be undertook the study of Hebrew and in spite of all 
liis disadvantages, became at length the acknowledged prince 
of Hebrew scholars in his ministerial association. Well might 
he say, "Xo one knows what he can do in the way of study 
till he faithfully tries." *  - In 1861 Dartmouth ColWe 
honored his ripe scholarshi}) with a degree of Doctor of Di- 
vinity, a distinction which he neither sought nor aifected 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 186(i, when he resigned 
his cliarge at Bradford, be was tireless in pastoral fidelity. 

In the nici'idian of his life he spent nine years in Belfast, Me. 
He went there in 18;];], in response to a most urgent and re- 
itei'ated solicitation. He was then in the fullness of his 
strength. Tn a po])ular volume from the pen of one of liis sur- 
viving ibingbters, we find what w;h no donl)t designed to sketch 
lier fatbei' as he was at that ])eriod of bis life. We see "his 
broad forcbcad nnder masses of iron gray hair, marked eye- 
brows, |)i(i'ciiig l)laek eyes, tlio decided line of the mouth and 
curve (d' the chin with the firndv knit frame, showing him Avhat 
he is — resolute, fearless, self-r(diant, grave, clear in judgment, 
pi'onipt inaction." "''" '''" '" Wbate\-er be accom])lisbed in Bel- 
f:i-t, bis (diicd' ])astoral .work wa-; done in Bradford. Tn 1842 
lie I'cturned with joy to the (diurcli of his first love. * * ^ 
1 be intense tenderness and warmth of his heart breathes itself 

Posterity of ^ ' Justice'' ' James McKeen, the Emigrant ,,1 

forth in the final wordt, in his History of Ui'ddj'onL I lie latest 
considerable work of his life: "O Bradford, iJradfdi'd: ticM 
of my early and late ministerial labors; resting phiee of my 
nearest and dearest kindred and venerated parishioners; abode 
of many tried and faithfnl friends, endeareil to me by ten thou- 
sand fond and tender recollections! So long as tlie beautiful 
Connecticut shall flow by thy side, and tbc bd'ty iiionniain-^ 
which skirt t\\\ horizon stand as nionuiiieuts of the 
Great Creator's power and innnutability, and tby chaniiing 
scenery continue to delight the eyes and the hear! of every lover 
of the beautiful, and may heaven's blessing rest upon tby sons 
and daughters." * * * 

Dr. McKeen came to the end of days realizing in liimself rhe 
fultillment of the promise, "With long life will 1 satisfy him 
and show him mv salvation." Almost eightv-seven vears of 
earthdife were given him. He came to his grave pre-eminently 
as a "shock of corn fully ripe in its season." 

When he was not yet thirty years of age he was bereft of the 
wife^ 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, 'Svee bit toodlin' things." * * * 
Dr. McKeen's second wife was Miss Hannah Johnson of Haver- 
hill, X. H. By the time he had reached the meridian of life, he 
had al)Out him seven healthy, ha]>py children, Avith 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 
deliglit, canu' home to die. (She was at the time teaching in 
the K. U. Academy at Meridan, X. H., as associate principal.) 
She died March 24, 1S45, aged 27. Three years after this great 
grief (1S4S) the household was suddenlv stricken by the loss 
of the motlier herself. Mr. McKeen and his w^ife 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 davs and ni<:bts she lav 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 wavside, uiifoiiscious of the anj.nii>li alxjiit her bed, 
and only woke to lind herself forever at home. 

Two years more, and the only son, twenty-three years old, 
George Whitetield .McKeen, was graduated at Dartmouth in 
1n4(I. * * '"' There was a res])ite from the death mes- 
sengei- until 1S5S, when he again came for Catherine, the fiffh 
dangiiTer, one whose strong nature had already made its last- 
ing ini])riiir on hundreds of eharaeters. She lunl expended the 
\'itah'tv of life before midda\'. Its last and riehest outlay was 
■At .Mount llolyoke Seminary. 

P'our years later, 1862, the second daughter, Serena, wife of 
Rev. ('harles Duren of West Charlestown, Vt., ended the 
earthly })art of a life beautiful with faith and sweetest patience. 
J\lrs. 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^ 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 de])arture 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." ^fonday, the 10th of December, 1877, the translation 
came, suddenly, "'lie was not, for God took him." -^ * * 
(The only surviving children were his daughters Miss Philena 
and Miss Phebe F., teachers of Abbot Academy, Andover, 

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

THE "^ 

yAstor, Lenox and TU6tti , 




l"i-nii-i|ial of Ahliot Acuileniy for tliirty yeura, at Andovi-r, Mass. 

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


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

Published in the Abbot Courani.fiom which the following is taken. 

Had I been asked to present to the general i)ul)lic the char- 
acteristics of Miss McKeen as a teacher, I should liave shriuik 
from the task, kit knowing that what I have to sav will fall iiiin 
the hands of those whose sympathy will disarm criticism, I am 
glad to speak of Miss Mclveen from a scholar's point of view. 
Two difKcnlties face me at the ontset. First, the teaclu'r has 
long since become the personal friend, and again, the teacher 
of my remembrance is not the teacher (d today. 1 do not moan 
to say that the Miss McKeen of earlier years lacked anvihing 
in knowledge, acquirements or character that would make ohler 
girls enyious of the girls of '92, even though the latter enjoy 
the fruits of a richer and deeper experience. Greater knowl- 
edge has l)roadene(l Jier mind, foreign travel has enlargeij hei' 
resources, sorrow has chastened and softened her nature, but 
througliout her marked individuality is ever the same. 

In characterizing Aliss McKeen as a teacher, what on(> of her 
girls could restrain a warm enthusiasm and gratitude '\ Tn many 
respects her class room was uni(|ue, its atnio-phei'e was >iiiiin- 
lated by the influence of a vigorous mind which soni^ht not 
merely facts and dates but required o])inions, directed new com- 
binations of ideas, and aroused that living interest which has 
led so many of the alunnii to labor jiatiently and successfully 
in the paths of her suggestion. Like the great teacheis (d' all 
times, every gift was fortified by a rare patience, ennblcd bv 
a supreme unselfishness which made the interest of the pupil 
the center of all ho]-)es, the heio'ht of every and)ition. Above all, 
her love for truth, led her girls to value truth in e\-ery form — 
accuracy of word or phrase, as well as exactness in tlie stntcmenf 
of fact or o]iinion. Before clear-sighted ins])ection mer(^ tlnency 
disappeared, superficiality was laid bare. What wonder that 
under such an influence the desire to gain Miss "^^cKeeI^s ap- 
proval was the highest incentive, and the consciousness of her 
respect and affection the only mark worth the wiiiiiim:-. As a 
student and thinker. Miss McKeen then as now took a hiuli rank. 
The range and variety of her knowdedo-e were nowhere more 
apparent than in a wealth of illustration, \vhos(> fitness ami 
beauty were often the occasion of sur]U"ise and delight. Xcver 

40 McKean Genealogies 

desirous, linwcvcr, of iuii)ressinii' licr clas^ with the extent of 
lici- attiiiMiiicurs, she said or ilid imrliiiin- fur ctt'ect ; in knowl- 
{■(liic as ill all else, there were the same transparent truthful- 
ness and liuniility. As a thinker she was a powerful guide, 
never lost hehind the text-huok, hut animating it so vigorously 
tliar its statements were seen through the directing power of her 
iiiiinK niid Miss McKeen's opinion in the eyes of her devoted 
followers was the tinal one. * '^ " But I know that every one 
of my readers will exjieet me to s])eak of the hroader and deeper 
influence which not the few girls of Miss McKeen's classes, 
hut the whole school received through the "'morning talks,'' 
talks which endn-aced 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 noi 
only to do right, l)ut to be wonuinly and to rejoice in her 
Womanhood. * -^ - What a (doud 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 
f sorrow 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 sehool — a school where every girl could make her own place, 
an<l the ])restige of fortiuie or renown took no precedence of 
character or intellectual endowments. 

( I 

From Andover Townsman, May 20, 1898 

By M S. M. 

''Pliileiia ^IcKeen was boi'ii in Uradford, \"t.. on the 13th 
of dune, lS:i2. " ''' " Miss ^McKeen taught with sticcess 
in Uridgeton, ^le., at College Hill. Ohio, ami from Oxford, 
Ohio, she was called to the princii)alship of Abliot 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 ca])abilities for extraordi- 
nary Ufefulness developed richly in her new work. Able prin- 
cipals Abbot Academy had had before her but to Miss McKeen 
it was granted, during the thii'ty-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 Phehe, came to 
Abbot Academy, the school celeliratcd grandly its semi-centen- 
nial. That year, the History of Abbot Academy, written l)v the 
two sisters, gave to the world an inspiring record of what had 
been already wrought. How great a i)art 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 
clearlv. In 1880, ]\riss Phebe died. What seemed a death 
blow to our beloved friend, was rather a life bhjw, roblnng death 
of its terrors, drawing her still nearer to the Ainseen 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 ^IcKeen withdrew from active ser- 
vice in the school room, having lived two years in I)ra})er Hall, 
so truly the work of her hands, but never for an instant did she 
withdraw from it her active interest in all that a])i)ertained to 
its well being. For well nigh six happy years Miss McKeen 
dwelt in South Hall which then received from lier its new 
name: "Because the bright sun Hoods 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.' " ^ * * JJer last illness, which lasted l)ut a month, 
was painless, but her strength waned fast, and at sunset. May 
13 (1898) she fell asleep. ^On :\ronday. ^lay 1(5, her body was 
borne to the McKeen rooms in I)ra]ier Hall, which were beauti- 
ful with graceful palms and exfinisite 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. 
* * * Tuesdav morninc,- a few neiiihbors ;ind 
friends gathered in Sunset Lodge for hymn and prnycr 
before bearing the beloved form to the (dd home in 
Bradford, Vt. At Bradford, a few life-long friends 
of Miss McKeen joined her nephew and niece, Mr. and ^frs. 
Charles ]\rcKeen Duren, and the Andover friends who accom- 
panied them, in the peaceful graveyard, and in the briulit after- 
noon sunshine, they lifted up their eyes unto the hills, rejoic- 
ing in God who had given and taken away. In that liallowcd 
spot We left her, beside Miss Phebe, whose grave, with liciv-. we 
covered with beautifnl flowers." 

42 McKean Genealogies 

From the Abbot Courant 

Miss Phebe i\L Kei n as a Teacher, by E. A. M. 

Ill all the cclcbraKMl testimonies to great teachers it is the 
personal character, the strono- individuality, which is recalled 
l)_v the pupil as the forceful element. Sujierior scholarship may 
or may not have heeu added ; but character, more than knowl- 
edge, has power in the fdriuaridii 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 ; (if 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 (dass, sitting with liooks 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 I Her black eyes, behind her glasses, let 
imrhiug esca])e; whether it were the attempt to slur some work 
on the lesson or an ( ariiest effort to do the best possible to the 
capacity of the individual. Then was the moment of terror for 
the giri who was ill-pre])ared, or for the one who hoped to get 
through by cpiiekness of wit, sure to be discovered and exposed; 
while even the best among us rejoic(Ml with trembling. Whether 
she opene(l to us ^Filton 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 ])ointed 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 u]ion us, like 
a strong, keen wind, twistini>- and bendirg our fibres to a stur- 
dier mental life. The flashing lightning of her sarcasm often 
rived to the heart, but the ])ain was wdiolesome and cleansing, 
and the vivid revelation of a higher meaning in language or 
])oetry, or the bitter uncovering of a low and ]K)or conception, 
cut in the lesson with sharn 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." 

Phebe Fuller McKeen, Axdover, Mass., 

Teacher of Abbot Araiiemy 

Posterity of ^ ^ Justice'' ^ James McKeen, the Emigrant 43 

i^otfl IrniinntP, Instou, lHass.. April 9. 1B92. 

Mrs. Laura A. W. Fowler, Committee. 

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

The Andover Pi ess, iSg2. 

On Saturday, April !», 1,s<)l\ iu,,ro than three Inr.idi'cil and 
fifty pupils and friends of Miss McKeen met at tlic Hold \'en- 
donie in Boston, to rejoice in her and her work. 

The gathering- and greeting of so large a nnnd)er hronght a 
stir of old memories that inaugurated most favoraldy the de- 
lightful tribute of the speeches. The ])arlors were filled with a 
throng eager to speak a h)ving word to the dcai' pi'incipal. Tf 
was a scene where 

"All old faults and follies are forgot, 

And thought^ 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 ^frs. 
Kittredge and ]\riss Bond cannot he forgotten. 


Oi)ening Address by Prof. Churcliill, Alumnus of Abl)ot 


Teachers, Pu])ils and Friends of the Institution: Fi'oni 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 W(»nld lie ))er- 
formed by the brilliant alumnus from Washington, who lias 
inherited the very genious of ]mblic assend)les, and wliosc 
forcible and racy English as we have seen it in the perioilical 
literature of the day would have given the needed vigor and 
piquancy to this "feast of reason and flow of son!." Wliaf bet- 
ter Autocrat of this Breakfast Table could be named than the 
President of this Alumni Associatian, whose graceful and im- 
pressive presence would so adorn the jiosition and whose clear 

44 McKean Genealogies 

lica<l wiiiild i;iii(lc tlic evout.s uf llie Ikuu' tu a most successful 

issue i 

( I 

IJur vdii have seen lit to pass l)v <>ifted women like these, and 
lia\( honored an obscure associate of the faculty in vour choice 
f master of ceremonies. Doubtk\ss, his -'cculiar function in 
the curriculum of instruction sup'o"ested, in Yirgilian phrase, 
\\\> only (pialitication for the ])osition, "'Vox et jjraterea. nihil," 
which means, as an Ahhot Academy aiid assures me, Voice and 
nothiuii' else. 

rnfoi'tiiiiately, I have not the felicity of being an alumnus 
of AM lot Aeademy. The Constitution and By-Laws of the in- 
stitiitioii have made that an impossibility. But happily, I am 
next to an ahnnnus. 'I'he l)lessedest providence that ever came 
into my life came to me through the gates of Abbot Academy. 
I am an alumnus hy marriage. Let us say, then, that you have 
sim])ly 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 ])riv- 
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 ai)preciative brother-in-hi\v in this happy 
family gathering. 

'I'liis is a woman's festival, indeed. The gracious inspira- 
tion that has brought us together is a woman's happy thought. 
Ilie women who compose the alumni association have become 
s])onsors of the ])roject. The vital interest of the hour centers 
in a woman. The "]\rcKeen Breakfast" is no longer "A Dream 
of Vi[\v Woman," but a delightful reality. This accomplished 
success it is l)ut simjile justice to say, is due solely to the untir- 
ing efforts of the committee that has organized and administered 
this nni(|iie affair to its hai)py conclusion. This committee 
oi'igimite(l the i(h'a ; the coinmiltee has carried it into execu- 
tion in its minutest details with consununate energv, invention, 
taste atid skill, down to the ])resent moments. This committee 
has a communication to make. It recpiires the whole com- 
mittee to make it. T am i)roud to i)resent the whole committee 
as the "comniittee of the \\holc," in the person of an alumnus 
wliri will hereafter ])e remembered in the annals of Al)l)ot Acad- 
emy as "the famous committee of one." 

T give vou the sentiment. 

Posterity of ^'Jiistice^' JumtH McKcrn, the Kiiiifirotit 45 


]Mrs. Laura \Yentworrli Fowler (if the class of 1860. 

Members of the Boakd of Trustees, Aelmm, 
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 lidnor our beloved 
Miss McKeen. I trust the occasion will be one of 
great pleasure and liappy 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, 1S91, I was 
ai^pointed a committee to take steps toward the organization of 
an Al)bot Academy Alumni Association of Boston and vicinity. 
As the months rolled by and I liegan 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 wlio has not heard that a breakfast is being 
given today in Miss McKcen'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 H()])kins in the words, 
''Xo 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 tlje warm feelings that spring u]) in our com- 
mon heart. The emotions that we fain would express are those 
of mingled love, reverence and admiration. "We feel that w? 
are only doing the fitting thing to crown with public honor a 
long life that has been full of consjucuous 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-threo 
years of the corporate life of the institution — for thirty-three 
years has our honored friend devoted her best energies to tlie 
highest interest of Abbot Academy. She now ijrojxisc- to re- 
tire from arduous duties, and enjoy the evening of her life in 

46 McKean Genealogies 

well earncil rt'pose. ■■'' ^'' ^ I am sure of your sym})atliv with 
my closing sentiment : 

The beloved and honored |)rinci2)al of Abbot Aeademv : For 
a thirl (if a eciitiirv Alma Mater has possessed in her a treasnr? 
far alujvc rubies. 'Vn all a woman's graces she unites a Avisdom 
and strength of mind and cliaracrcr which are of no sex, and do 
hoiKH' to a common human nature. Xow for the white wings 
Ks 1 present — 

Miss McKkkx : T thank you, dear friends, for Vdur pres- 
ence here, and for your cordial greeting. 

It is pleasant to nie 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 'U2, and thus complete the 
circle of thirty-three years, my memory of the intervening 
classes is individual and aifectionate. 

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 wa- 
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 l)niadene(l 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. 

pH(~>y. CiirRcniLL: ''Miss ]McI\een and ]\riss Pliebe." In 
the iiii-uls (if Inindredg of punils of the Academy, these two 
names are indissolublv linked together. To speak of one is to 
think of the other. For twentv-one years the two sisters were 
inseparable e(imi>ani(ins and equal sharers in the administration 
of the scliddl. 

Bi;\.' ( 'iiAui.Ks Dri.'K.x and Skkkxa ]\i(lvi-:i:.\. second daugh- 
tei- (if K('\-. Silas ^fclveen of Bradford, Vt., were married at 
Belfast, .Maine, Septendx'r IH, 1S41. Serena, alone of the 
seven children of Silas marric(l. Mi-, and ]\Irs. Duren lived for 
a time at Sanacrville, Elaine, where was born. Xovember 26, 
1842, their oidv son Charles ]\IeKeen Duren. The familv re- 
moved in 1S4.") to Vermont and at Waitsfield were born. Aug- 
ust 10, 1S4(I. I'di/abetli Fi-eeiiia^i. a-'ul June •"^O, 1X51, ^lariaune. 
Elizabe*^h liveil fnurteen years and ^Fariannc^ two year-, ^frs. 

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

Posterity of "Justice^' James BIcKeen, the Emigrant 47 

Duren was a woniau of strength and sweetness of character, be- 
loved \)x all who knew her. She liad much of her father's ster- 
ling common sense and good judgment. She died at West 
Charleston, Vt., August <i, lS(i:^. ]\Iv. Dnren was a (k'vntcd 
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 JMcKeen Durex^ after spending his boyhood in 
various towns in ]\raine and Vermont, attending school in the 
little red country school houses sununer 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 Imsiness in St. 
All)ans, Vt., as member of the firm of Wead and Duren froui 
iSO-t-iil). Spent six months as traveling salesman for a Xew 
York jiaper house, one year as bookkeeper in Dubuque, Iowa, 
and came to Eldora, Iowa, in lS(;s, where lie assisted in organ- 
izing the Hardin County Bank, becoming its first cashier and 
manager. In 185>3 he was elected ])resi(lent of the bank. June 
1, 1S(!8, 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 ISTT). Their daughter Mabel was graduated at Ab- 
bot Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1805, 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 twentv years. 

Miss^ Philena ^FcKeen of And(»v('r, ^NFass.. a^'^l ^fr. Duron 
are the onlv descendants of Silas ^IcTveen bearinii' his name. 

1. Died sirce the above was received. 

48 McKean Genealogies 


Pusrei'itv (if J dim' McKeaii who died in County Antrim, Ire- 
land, a few days \)v\uv to rlic time set for departure for America, 
liiit whose widow and children: John, Robert and Samuel and 
infant daui>iiter Marv came over with his elder brother Justice 
James ^rcKeen in 1718. 

His Descendants 

Contpiled by Rev. Samuel McKean 

James McKeax Avas 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 cjuite young and consequently but little 
is known concerning him. The circumstantial evidence is near- 
ly conclusive that he was Kobert McKean of the emigration 
of 1718, who was the son of John ; grandson of James and great- 
grandson of William McKean of Aravleshire, Scotland. In the 
emigration of 1718, the widow and chibiren of John came to 
Londonderry, X. H. Of the three sons, John, the oldest, set- 
tled in Xova Scotia, and Samuel, the youngest son, settled in 
Xew Hampshire. But Kobert, the second son, went to Penn- 
sylvania. His uncle, William ^McKean, emigrated. to Xew Lon- 
don, Chester county, Pa., in 1727, in which locality many 
Scotch Irish from the north of Ireland settled. These consid- 
erations nnd(inl)t(Mlly influenced Kobert to settle in tliis vicinity, 
as Cecil county, ^bb, adjoins Xew London, a further removal 
to that cnuntv cduhl very easily be made. He entered the 
French and Indian War, was taken ])risoner and piU to death 
l»y the Indians. The early recruits for that war were from the 
section of tlic conntry wliicli embraces Chester and CVcil coun- 
ties, and tliere is little doubt that Kobert was one of them. 
After the defeat of Kraddoek the (t]>erations 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 171S 49 

removed from Pennsvlvnnia to Xew York and Canada. This 
makes it highly })robable that he was with Washington in 1754, 
or Braddoek in 1755, and that his death occurred in one of 
these years. James McKean was at that time but ten or (deven 
years of age, about which time he lost his father. The tradition 
the Xew Ham])shire brancli of the family maintain that this 
ancestor was the John Avliose widow and children emigrated to 
Londonderry, X. H., in 1718. It has also been held in his fam- 
ily that he was related to William IMcKean's descendants in 
the adjoining county of Chester. The place of his birth was 
only a few miles from the place were Governor Thomas 
]\IcKean, 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. 
l\ 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 bv the Indians, but 
no particulars are obtainable. 

JA:^rEs ^rcKEA?s^ 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, who 
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. ^fclvean removed 
from his native jjace to Huntingdon, Penn. In 17S0, he re- 
moved to Chemong county, X. Y., and settled on a tract of land 
on Chemong river, not" far from Elmira. The title of bis land 
proved to be fraudulent and he lost it, after cultivating it four 
or five years. He then settled in Burling*^on. Bradford countv. 
Pa., and became the owner of (piite a large section of laud sit- 
uated on Sugar creek. The oak tree beneath whose branches he 
erected his first hninble altode in this place is still standing. 
The farm in ]u-ocess of time went into the Inrxls of his son. the 
Hon. Samuel ^fcKeau. and was his home during his entire life. 
It is now owned by Bradford countv as a home for those who 
are maintained by the county. While residine* in Huntingdon, 
he is understood to have ioined the forces of Gen. Wasbinuton, 
and to have participated in movements of the armv at the cap- 
ture of Cornwallis at Yorktown. The family i^i J;ii-"- ■iii,] 
Jane Scott McKean, consisted of ten ehildren : Alle^i, WilHain, 

50 McKean Genealogies 

James, Rebecca, Andrew, Jdhn. Ifoherr, Samuel, Ijenjamin and 
Jane. The iirst three were horn in ( \'eil counrv, Md., tlie others 
were Ixirn in IIuntinii(h)n, Pa., except Jane, tlie youngest who 
was born in ( 'hemong, X. ^'. .lames ]\IeKean died in Burling- 
ton, Pa., January 4, ITUT, 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 j:ran(l- 
children are also buried there. He was a man of sterling worth, 
an excellent citizen and highly esteemed by all who knew him. 
He and his wife, who was a woman of much strength of char- 
acter, contributed much to the prosperity of Bradf</rd 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 ]\Ir. John McKean, a grand- 
son, at Troy, Bradford county, Pa. There were present as rep- 
resentatives of the family, 170, and it w^as estimated that there 
were about 100 more who were unable to attend. 

Ali.ex McKeax, 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 ronoved to Cayuga county, X. Y. Xot 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 i)) that county. Tlie ])lace of his death and inter- 
ment )-; unknown. 

William McKean, second son of James and Jane (Scott) 
McKean. born in Cecil. ^Id.. March, ]772. mari-ied Anna Mc- 
Tntvre. lived a few years in his native ]ilace after his marriage, 
and then settled in Centre county. Pa., where he die;] Januarv 
13, 1857, his wife havino- ilied some years before. Their chil- 
dren were T-^ewis, John Scott, Jane, who married Kayler : Isa- 
bella, who married Sherman; Thomas, Samuel. Marv, William. 
Sarali, Pebecca, who married JTarris, and Daniel Dol)l)ins. 
Lewis, the eldest son of William and Anna (McTntvre) ^Mc- 
Kean, settled in Ohio over fifty years ago. ]Most of their chil- 
dr(Mi settled in Peni^svlvania. 

I'.. Belle McKean, 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 Hart is Day 

Previous to 1845, William McKean haviuij; married Amia 
Mcliityre, located in Centre coimtv, 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 .xgQ, leaving a snug fortune, his wife 
having preceded him some years before, a sufferer from dropsy. 
Of their eleven children Lkwis settled near Wooster and 
John, Akron, Ohio. Thomas settled at Zion, Outre county. 
Pa., where he, too, acquired a fortune, and became a highly 
honored representative citizen. 

Mary Kuth, having married Francis Boozer, moved to Iowa, 
thence to Missouri and during the Civil Wai: to Adams county, 
111., where he died of cancer Xovember 25, 1864. 

Da^sIiol Dobuins. 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 unmarrien at lhe old home. 

Samuel married Elizal)etli 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. I)()l)bins and wife, Kebecca and 
her husband, John L. Harris, and William, Jr., are buried at 
Hublersburg. At the present writing, 1807, there is but one 
of the second generation living, viz., Elizabeth, wife of Samuel, 
at Dewart, Pa. The ])resent whereabouts, so far as ki'owM to 
the writer of William's descendants are Lucv J., daus:hter of 
Samuel, Dewart, Pa. ; William, son of Thomas, Denver, (*ol. ; 
Juliette Butterfield, daughter of Thomas, South ^lontrose. Pa. ; 
Xancy F. Proutlly, danghter of Dobbins, Chicago. 111.; Anna 
Garth, daughter of I)ol)bins, 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. 

Kebecca Elizabeth Harris Day, dauiilitcr of Kebecca Mc- 
Kean Hari'is, Winchester, III. The latter, wife of Dr. W. C 

52 McKean Genealogies 

Day, was one of many successful teachers tlie family produced; 
also a writer of some al)iHty, under the ])seudouym of Ruth 


The childrcii of William aii<l Anna McKeau married as 

Samiki. married Elizaheth Lowry. 

Thomas married Julia Miller of Elmira, A\ Y. 

l)(>i;r,i.\s marrietl Tdizabeth Landers. 

Sakaii iiiiirried William Harris. 

.Iaxk married Kaler. 

Isabel married Schuman. 

^^AI^Y married Francis Boozer of Ferris Valley. One child. 

Febecca married John L. Harris of Fhiladelphia. 

The oTandehildren of William and Anna married as follows: 

Sakah. dauithter of Samuel, nuirried .McCalmont ; later 

Lai i;a, inai'ried Geo. Vincent. 

Wii.riA.M, snii (if Thonuis, nuirried Edith Fartridge. 

Fu KBE, daughter of Thomas, married Oscar Smith. 

Juliette, daughter of Thomas, married Jerome Butterfield. 

!N"axcy, dauii'hter of Dolihins, married Dr. AVilliam Geary; 
later Dr. Frou<lly <d" ( 'hicaoo. 

AxxA, daug-hter of Dohhins, married Hugh Garth of ^[ill 
Hall, Fa. 

A.\.\A, daughter of Rebecca ]\Ielv. Harris, married ^files 
Miller of Elmira, X. Y. 

■Rebecca, daughter of Rebecca McK. Harris, married Dr. 
W. C. Dav of (Jreenfield, HI. 

Cliildrcii, giMiidcliililren and great-grandchildren of William 
an 1 .\niui. 

.Ii'lin and Lewis, several. Samuers (diildren are: T-ucy, 
Small, Anna, William, Margaret, dames and Laura (Laura's 
are (}('(trge, Klizabeth, Rav and Rebecca). 

Thomas" cliildi'cn: ^Filler. Mark. AVilHam, Fhoebe, Charles 
and .InlieUe. LToiner is a grandchild of Thomas. 

Damki. DoTiBix's children: Xancy, William, Anna, lola, 
(darence, hhuma. 'Minnie, Aniiiistns, F. Ffdle and Sterling. 
f.Vnua Garth's children: Georiic, Elizabeth, Hugh.) 

Wii.i.iAM, none !■(' jKii-lcd. Sarah's "li'l'^v'^-^ : Samuel, Wil- 
liam and Sarah ( ^Liud ). 

Jwi'. Mi>(. (diild, Samu(d. I-ab<dle, one child, Samuel. 

MAl;^■ Ki'iii, danghter, Xancy. 

Rebecca Elizabeth Habri.s Day 



yAstvr, Lanox and Tildwij 



Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 53 

Rebecca: Anna and Eebeeca. Aiiuic Miller'- cliillrcii are: 
llarrv, Amy, May and Irena. 

JoHX Scott McKeax : Born October 1, 1 "".>'.>, second son of 
William and Anna Mclntyre McKean, removed hy his parents 
to Centre county, Pa., when eighteen months of age, where he 
remained until he married Mary Harrison in iHol or IS-'Jl', 
when he removed to Yenani>o countv, Pa. To them were horn 
two sons and two daughters: Anna Pelle, horn .lanuary Id. 
1833, married James Van Meter; one son, .lolui Scott \'iin 
Meter, who mtw resides in Fredericksburg, Wayne (•()nnty, 
Ohio. ]\Iartha, born July 5, 1835, married William Keifer, 
now liviuii,- with family at Marshallville, Wavne conntv, Ohio. 

AViLEiAM, born in Venango county, l^a., J^Iay 21, l.s-">V, re- 
moved with his father to Wayne county, Ohio, in 1S4T, where 
he was educated in the })uhlic schools and academies. Taught 
school three years, then took up the study of medicine, after 
some time spent in ofHce study, took a course at the Pniversity 
of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., ISGU-I, then practiced for six 
years Avhen he graduated from the Jefierson l\Iedical ( 'ollegc, 
Philadelphia, Pa., in 18(57. Returned to practice at Alt. Hope, 
Ohio, where he remained until 1874, From 1874 to date has 
been in active })raetice at Dundee, Ohio. On Xovendier 14, 
1861 William McKean married Rachcd Slutts, ehU'st daugli- 
ter of Josiah Slutts and ]\larv Halev (c'randdatiohter of John 
Slutts, a Revolutionary sohlier). To them were born .-dx chil- 
dren: John Elmei-, Josiah Slutts, ]\lary Bell, Oeorge E., 
Kittie, born in 1873, died at age of nine mouths; Oelia. 

John Elmer, eldest son of William and Rachel McKean. 
born August 27. 18(i2, at ]\It. Hope, Holmes county, Ohio, eilu- 
cated in ])ublic aiul private schools, took a coui'sc at Ohio \\ es- 
leyan University and Mt. Fuion ( 'ollege. (Iriulnated ni 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 hoh^s a life certihcate to teach in the Ingb schools 
ef the state of Ohio, has beeu Su])erinten(lent of Schools nt 
jSTavarre, Stark county, Ohio; Port Clinton. Oltnwa county. 
Cbio, and is now in his fourth year as Superintendent of 
T'nion schools of Jefferson, Ashtabula county. He was mar- 
ried July 7, 1871, to Ennua Elliott of Sc.tch descent (Mc- 

JcsiAii S. McKean, second sou of Dr. Wil'iam ^^( Keau and 
wife, born ^Fay 30, 1804, at :\rt. Hoi)e, Holmes county, Ohio: 
educated in yiublic find ]>'.'i\-nte sfJaMils urtil fifteen rears of 

54 McKean Genealogies 

aiiv, tlu'U went to T. S. Xaval AcaJciiiy, graduated 1^^4, tiiial 
graduation l^-'^ri. llnniiraiilv uisdiariicd under .Ver of AugUnC 
5, 1882, studied law. gradnate<l as LL. 15. frum law department 
University of Michigan, 1888, admitted to i)ractice 
in Michigan and Ohio. Keturned to navy as an as- 
sistant engiiieer un(h'r Act of ( 'ongress, June 28, 1885). Served 
l>s.s!)-'.H) un U. S. JS. Galena in West Indies, and on our own 
coast, 1S!)1-J)2 on V. S. S. Chicago in Xorth and South Atlantic 
S(|uadrons. js!):,' to date, navy yard, Portsmouth, X. II. At 
present under preparatory orders to U. S. S. Minneapolis. On 
June ;'), 18!>(), he was nuirried to ^fargaret ( '. Adams, at Dun- 
dee, Ohio; to them was born a son: Josiah Slutts McKean, Jr. 
Xovember 12, 1893. His wife, Margaret, died at Dundee, 
Ohio, Jime 28, 1894. 

:\[ai{y Bklt. :\[cKea:^, born May 21, 1866, at Mt. Hope, O. 
l]ducat(Ml ill public and private schools at Mt. Union College 
and Xormal I'niversity at Ada, Ohio. (Teacher by profession.) 

Geoiiok Edwix McIvp:ax, born February 21, 1868, at Mt. 
llnpc, ()lii(i. Educated in public and ])rivate schools and Mt. 
rnidii ( 'nllege and Xormal University, Ada, Ohio. Taught 
school two years, commercial traveler four years. Graduated 
from medical department University of Michigan, June, 1884, 
married ^liss Louise ^loon at Ann Arbor, Mich., July 15, 1894, 
and is ikjw in practice at Granger, ^ledina county, Ohio. 

Cki.ia .M< I\kax, born September, 1875, at Dundee, Ohio. 
Educated in public and ]n-ivate schools, making a s]iecial stndy 
(if piaiKi ami violin with the view of teaching music. 

ddii.x Ukxja.m i.\ !McKka.\, fdurth child of John Scott Mc- 
Kean, born June, 1S42, died as a soldier in the Union army, 
somewhere in southern Kentucky; date of death and ]dace of 
burial unknown, dolin S. ^hJvean removed to Wavi^e countv, 
Ohio, where lie die<l duly 1, b^7<t, caused by the ki(d\ of a horse. 

Jamks M( ivKAN. tliir(l son of James and Jane Scott Mc- 
Kean, Imni in ('ci-il, Maryland, in 17T'» or 1774 
marrieil Ivsihcr Idaidc, and settled in Burlingt(jn, 
l*eiiiisyl\-a!iia, where he die(l frcin the etfect of an 
aciddeiit when bul little past niiildlc life. His ehil Iren 
were: d( ln(d, William, d(diu, Amanda, Kebecca, Jesse, James, 
d'iniutliy and Ivsther. All the (diildren settleil in Bradford 
county. Pa., except James ami Timothv who removed to the 
state lit' d'ex i<. where members of their families now reside. 

BKr.i':cc.\. fourth (diild <if danu's and Jane Scott McKean, 
burn in Huntingdon, Beiinsylvania, in 1775 or 1776, 

Posterity oj John iMcKean, of the Emigration of 1718 bo 

married John Dobbins and settled with licr hiish;iii(] in 
JJiu'lingLon, Pennsylvania, where tucy died. 1 hni' 

children were Jane, wlio marrie.i AcwucrrN ; M-av\ 
Ann, who married \\ illiams; iSamantha, who iiiarriefl IJarnes; 
William !S., Andrew, Elizabeth, who married llimr ; Julin, who 
married ^IcXitC; Daniel, Sarah, who marrie i Pahncr, and 
Kehecca who nuirried Rockwell. They ha\c nunierons descend- 

Rev. Andrew McKea^-, fourth son of James and Jane Scotr 
AIcKean, born in Hnntingxlon, Pa., July 28, 1777, when twelve 
years of age he removed with his parents to Hurlington in the 
same state. In 1802, he entered the ministry of the ]\letho(Iisi 
Episcopal church, uniting witli the Philadelphia Conference. 
By change of boundary lines, he passed into IS^'ew York Confer- 
ence, and finally in 1832, into the Troy Conference. By Bishop 
Asbury, the tirst bishop of the church, he was ordained deacon 
in 1804 and elder in 1806. His first a])pointment was Ulster 
circuit, the eastern boundary of wdiicli was the Hudson river. 
While on it he introduced Methodism into Kingston, X. X. 
Unable to procure a house in which to preach he resolveil to de- 
liver his message on the common. His friends endeavoretl to 
dissuade him from this, fearing that he w^ould receive persoiud 
violence, as the prejudice against his denominatinu was very 
strong in the jdace. J]ut he announced that he would ])reach 
on the common at a given time, and a large and attentive con- 
gregation heard from him the first sermon ever (hlivered by a 
Methodist minister in that place. He afterwards organized the 
first Methodist society there. Tn 1807 he orgauiz(>(l the first 
Methodist societv in Schenectadv, JS'. Y. Andrew ^IcKean 
was married April 3, 1814, to Catherine Bedell of kSaratoga, 
X. Y., whose ancestors were French Huguenots, who settltMl 
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 ])ortions of \ er- 
mont and Massachusetts. On large circuits he traveled nnuiy 
thousands of miles, niostlv on horse back, enthiriiig great harl- 
shi])s and exposures until at length his healtli becoiuinu' im- 
Daired. he settled on a farm in Half ]Moon. Saratoga county, 
X. Y.. in 1828. but removed to ^lechanicsville. X. V., in lS(i.3, 
where he died December 1!K sani(> year. His wife ili"d .\ngust 
14. 1878. The remains were deposit(Ml in tic Mechanicsvillo 

56 McKean Gtntuhyits 

The c'liildrt'U (if \U'\ . Aiulrcw ami ( 'atlieriue IjC'.ell ^IcKeaa; 
Julia, Kliucr, liutli, James Ijcdcll and Saiiuu'l. Julia E., born 
ill ( aiiiWridi:(\ X. v., Scplciiiiicr l.'i, IM,"). died in AUndiaiiics- 
vilk', X. \' ., A})ril 11, isii;). Kiuli, linm in Sc'haghric(jke X\ 
v., April 7, IM^, iiiarric(l to \lv\. William M. ( liil.]> in 1n:]8, 
and died in Hudson, X. \ ., Alay, I.SN-l. Their children were 
Oplhdia, residence in Xew Haven. Conn.; Theresa, deceased; 
Mav, marrieil William I5artlioloiiiew, resides in X\'\v Haven, 
('oiiii.; i.ockie, also resides in Xew Haven. 

iii..\. Jamko i>r:i)i.Li> jkKkax. eldesr son of llev. Andrew 
ami ( 'arherine IJedell McKean, horn in Hoosick, X'^. Y., Aug- 
n-i ."), Ls:il, wlu'.i nearly seveii years of age he removed wirh 
lii< parents to Half ]\[oon where his chihlhood and youth were 
speiir. He rec('i\'cd his education in the puhlic schools and 
Jonesville Academy in which institution he became a teacher. 
At the aue of ill, he was (dected Suiierintendent of Pidilic In- 
siriuiion for the town of Half Moon. When 23 years of age 
he was comniissioiie(l by (iov. Sila^ Wright as colonel of tlio 
id-fth regiment (d' .Xew \ nvk State Militia. In INIT, he en- 
tered the law ( tfici of ( 'ramer and IJallard in Waterford, X. Y., 
as a snideii! of law, and was admitteil to the bar in March, 
1S4'.I. He then removed to Ballston, Xew \'ork, and 
formed a law jiartnership there with Alxd Meeker. 
On June 20, 1S50, he mai'ric^d Miss Katherine Hay, 
daughrer (,f Judge William Hay of Saratoga Springs, 
Xew York, to whi(di village he removed in iSol. Here 
nicst of his piii)jie life was speiir. In 1S5-1 he was electetl Judge 
of Saratoga cmrnty. In the following year he participated in 
the organization of the Republican party to the ])rinci])les of 
whiidi he adhered u;r il hi- deadi i i lsr)S. Judge ^ilcKean was 
(dei-ieil to ('(Piigress ;ind wa- re-(dec"ed \\\ a b.U".i" maj'irity in 
l^fio. In ( 'orgress, he was chainnan (d' the cumminec on ex- 
penditures in the State I)ei)artment during both terms. He was 
isNo a meiidier (d" the committee on (dections. He was in Con- 
gress when the war (d' the rebdlion brolc oiU and was anion*^'; 
these wlio did diitv for the protection of the national cauitah 
Tvf'tiirning to Saratoi;a \\v is-;iie(l a call for \'iilunteevs, enlis^el 
;"id i!ri.'aid/,ed the Seventv-se\-eiifli TJeoiment, also called the 
Themis TTei'zhts Hattalioii, and being made its colonel led his men 
to the front. He was with Mctdelhiu in his earlv movements 
and until the failure of th- caniDaimi a'rainst Tvichniond. Tn 
consequence of bis i^i'eat exno<ures, a f"vev prostrated him, 
whicdi pearly proved fatal. He rever fnllv recovered from th" 


yAst»r, Lenox and 711^ , 

Hon. James B. McKean, 

Chief Jiistici- of Utah 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 n~ 

effects of this sickness. Finding it utterly impossible ro again 
join his regiment he resigned his command July 2o, IbOo. 

In 1865 President J^incoln sent him as a special envoy to 
Central America to exchange the ratilicafion of a treaty with 
the government of Honduras. Subseqnently 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 rne 
G. A. K. of the State of Xew York. In ISHT, 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 1^70, Presi- 
dent Grant appointed him Chief Justice of the territory of 
Utah. The api)ointment was a surprise to him, and he was 
quite reluctant to acce})t it. But l)eing urged to <lo so In- the 
President, he at length accepted the position. In the discharge 
of the duties of this office he was feared by Brigha:n Young and 
his Mormon followers who had biddi'u defiance to national 
authority and he won the admiration and sn])])orf of 
the friends of law and order in Utah. lie died 
in Salt Lake (-'ity, Jannary 5, 187!>. and his wife 
followe<l liini 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 res])ect for their memory In- ])lacing a beantifnl 
monument over their remains. They had one son, Edward 
Bedell McTvean, who was born in Saratoga. He entered the 
profession of law, practiced in Salt Lake City, but die<l in 
Butte, !^^ontana, in 1881. His remains were interred in the lot- 
where those of his j^arents rested. 

One who had been closely associated with Judge ^FcKean in 
many relations of life, wrote of him after his death : ''He was 
a noble man. He was emphatically a man of ])i'incipie. a ( 'liris- 
tian gentleman, an eminent embodiment of nevsonnl Iioiku'. A 
braver spirit never lived and a whiter soul rarely goes from 
earth to Heaven. His intellect w-as of a high order. He was a 
masnetic stump speaker." 

Prom his childhood Judge Mclvean was a mendicr and uiui-li 
of the time an officer of the ^fethodist E])iseopal churrli 

Pkv. SA:srrET. ^fcTvEAX, second son of Pev. Aixlrev.- 
and Catherine Bedell ^Nfclvean, was born in the town of Sara- 
toga, X. Y., :\rav 19, 1820. When he was ten vears old liis 
narents renio\-ed to Half ^Foon, where his earlv life was s))ent. 
He was educate^! at the pnblie schools, Jonesville Acadeniv and 
the ^FethoiUst General Biblical Tu-titute. since merffed into 

58 McKtan Gtnedloyies 

Bosfnii rnivcr>ity uf Cuiicurd, A'. 11., from which he graduated 
in IN.JI. He was married i'ehruary '>, 1852, to Miss Sarah 
M. Prescott, daughter of Jeremiah Prescott of Bristol, X. 11., 
who die(l ill West Troy, X. V., August 2o, l.SGT. Mr. MeKeau 
entered the ministry of the ^Methodist Episcopal church, unit- 
ing with the Troy Conference in the s])riug oi 1852. Until 
1M')4, the lei'iii <d pastoral service was limited to two years, at 
which time it was extended to three years. His pastorates were 
at W'gennes, \'t., Greenhush, Amsterdam, Schenectady, Sara- 
toga Si>rings, Amsterdam second term, Lansingburg, West 
'1 roy, all in the state of New York except the hrst. in 18(37, 
he was elected Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Sons of Tem- 
perance for eastern Xew York. This order was then in a flour- 
isliiiig condition and it greatly increased in numbers and in- 
tluence uinh'r his administration. A writer in a Xew York 
pajx'r at this time in referring to him said, ''He is tall and 
comman ling in tigure, with a pleasant ex])ression of face, very 
courteous, hut very firm as a presiding officer and well postcil in 
pai'liamentary rules, no more popular man could have been se- 
lected in the order to fill this responsible j^osition." Mr. ]\Ie- 
Kean was married December 1, 1808, to ]\Iiss Katherine Porter, 
daughter of Nathan Porter of West Troy, X. Y. In 1869, he 
was chosen corres])onding secretary of the Xew 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 
Sim])son he relinquished the pastorate fnv three years for this 
work. He also edited "TJte Wafcluvord." the organ of the so- 
ciety. i)uring this period, he advocated the cause of temper- 
ance ill the pulpits and on ])latforms and ludd conventions in 
all |)arts of the State. In 1872, he returned to the pastorate, 
hciiig assigned to the oversight of Ashgro\'e church, Albany. 
In lsT4 he heeanie pastor of Fort Ktlward, X. Y. In 1877, 
he was made ])residing elder of (\inibridge District, where he 
served four years. In 1881 he became ))astor at Xorth Adams, 
^lass., and in 188-t, i)residing elder of Trov District, with his 
residence at Lansingburgh, X. ^'.. where he continues tO' reside. 
In r^T'.', the Ibmorarv Degree of Doctor of Divinity was con- 
ferre(l iip(iii him hy Pnion <''o1lege of Schenectady, X. Y. In 
188(1 he was elei-ted li\- his coiifereiiee a delegate to the general 
conference of liis chiircli wdiich held its session during the month 
of .Ma\- in llial \ear at ( 'inciniiati, Ohio. In 188-1, he was 
ehoseii Ity ihe lii<lio))s to reuresent his churtdi in the Centennial 
Conference which nut in Baltimore, Md., in December of that 

Rev. Samuel McKean, North Tkoy, N. Y 



I .  
Ast9r, LdMOX akd JWSmt , 
V Founjjjtipns, 
~V. 1908 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emifjration of 17 LS 5U 

At the close of his term of service on Troy District in April, 
1888, Dr. JNicKean asked to be releascil fi'din rciiular iiiiiiistci-- 
ial duties in order that he ndght reciMiit his health, which was 
much impaired, and be at lil)erty for s})ecial worh. But since 
that time his services have been in almost constant demand for 
2)ulpits 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 writci' 
in describing him says, "Dr. McKean is eloquent, ini])assione(l 
and at the same time strongly argumentative in the pnli)it, 
preaching without notes, though very evidently not without 
earnest study and much preparation. He holds an audience to 
deep attention and has l)een very successful in increasing: the 
congregations which he served." The children of Sannud anc] 
Sarah Prescott McKean are Carrie and Willard Prescott. 

C^vRRiE McKean was born in Yegennes \\., A])ril 18, 18.54. 
She was educated, in the public schools, Lansingbnrgh Female 
Seminary and Troy Female Seminary. She was married to 
Charles W. Cary in the Methodist chnrcli of Fort K lwar<b X. 
Y., April 2, 1875. They have two daughters: Katlierine an<] 
Bessie Gary. 

William Pkescott McKkax was born at Saratoga S])rings, 
April 24, 1862. Educated in Amsterdam Academy, Albany 
Graded School and Fort Edward Institute, lie niai'i'ieil ^liss 
Minnie Eldridge, October, 1880. Their children are l-doise, 
Laurence Prescott, ]\rildre(l and Samuel Etlward. 

The children of Samuel and Katlierine Porter ^IcKean are 
Andrew Porter and Samuel Howard. 

Andrew Porter McKean was born in Anister(hini. X. Y, 
December 29, 1870. Educated in Fort Edward S,dect Scho.d, 
Yorth. Adams Academy, Lansingburgh Academy and W'illianis 
College, from which he graduated in 1892. Samuej Ilowar 1 
McKean was born in Albany, Sejitember 28, 1878, educated in 
Fort Edward Select School, Yorth A(hini> graih'd sidiuul and 
Lansingburgh Academy. 

Hon. John McKean, fifth son of James and Jane Scott .\rc- 
Kean, was born in Huntingdon, Pa. From early cdnldhood un- 
til his death, in a good old age, he resided in Burlington. He 
married Miss Mary i\ranier. He was for simie \-ears associate 
Judge of the Connt>- ('ourt, and also a local preacdier of the 
Methodist Episco])al church. He w;is a num of extensive infor- 
mation and wide iufluonce. Tli" (dnldren of John and }>\:\y\ 

GO McKean Genealogies 

_\IeKfau wert' Andrew, Sarah, Ilaiiison, Madison, Jane, Elias, 
Jlirani, Scoit. Daniel and Samuel, ^lust of these children set- 
tleil in Miniiesdia where some still reside. The descendants are 
(jiiilr iiiinicrDii-. 

KoiJKirr JMcKkax, sixth son of James and Jane Scott Mc- 
Kean, was horn in 11 untinii'don, Pa., l)iit s])ent nearly all his 
lite in Ihirlington. lie died from the eliects of an accident 
wlicn lie was in middle life. He was of sterling qualities of 
heart and mind and was prominent in public affairs, and his 
unlimclv death prodnced great sorrow in the community. Roh- 
ert McKean and his wife Martha had eiaiit children who bore 
the following names: (I) Allen, wdio liyed and died in To- 
wanda. Pa., He had a son and daughter. 

( i' ) Gkn. Thomas Jefferson McKean. He gi'adiuited at 
West Point Military Academy about ls;->(). He seryed in the 
FhM'i(hi war and was Major (jeneral in the Western army in the 
^^'ar of the Pebellion. P^ir many years he resided in ]Marion, 
Jowa, wliere he died in isiiT^ leaying a widow, one daughter 
an I two sons, James B'. and Lewis. 

( ;) ) XoAii W. McKean. He remoyed from Pennsylyania 
to Mr. N'cnion, Fowa, in 1S54, where he died Decend)er 14, 
18S;i. He was a life long ^Lason and was buried with ^Masonic 
honors. He was one of the founders of C^oruell College, and 
a memhrr of tlic tirst board of directors of that institution. 
Postmaster at Mt. ^^ern<)n twelye years. He was elected as the 
first mayor when the town was incor])orated, and was also elected 
and I'e-elected secretary of the [)ublic school l)oard for twenty 
years, was also at (uie time Justice of the Peace. He was re- 
spected and ]o\-ed by all. He married in Pennsylyania to Mar- 
garet McCloskey. Theii- chihli-eii: Robert M., Martha A. (now 
Hall), Kiln ^f. (n.uv Tours), Kdward \\\ and Almeda J. 

J{i)WAi;i) \V. was ajjpoinled by the government to the Postal 
1 'cpaiM mcnt in 1^75, and has been for twentv-two years in the 
Railway Mail Ser\Ice, whicli ])Osition he still holds. 

(1) A.M)i;i;w .Iacksox M(T\ka.\. He remoyed from Brad- 
foi'd county. Pa., to Marion, Towa, in IS.'JS, where he still re- 
sides, respected l)\- all who know him. He was elected to the 
office of ( 'lerk (d' the District ('ourt and was re-elected and 
served ( nnonsly for eighteen years. He has hen twice mar- 
rir ' ,.,i(l has four idiildren, Allen B. and George, \vho arejn 
business in ^Farion. and two daughters who are married. Their 
names are Electa and T.i^die. 

E. W. McKean, Marion, Iowa 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of Ills 61 

Ja.nji;^ vuiiiigerit daughter of liobert and Aiartha ^Lclveaii, 
married Edward Keiii]), lived in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, had four 
chihiren. Xames are: Hamilton, Clark (decease;]), Wallace 
and J\Iattie. Slie die<l at JMt. Vernon, where they had \\\v\\ for 

Other chihlreii of Hobert and Martha were (5) James and 
(6) Kobert. 

Hon. Samuel McKean of Washington, Bradford county, 
Pa., eighth child of James and Jane Scott McKean, was horu 
in Huntingdon, Pa., April 7, 1787. when very young his i)ar- 
ents moved to Burlington, Pa. His opportunities for an edu- 
cation were verv meagre until he was sixteen vears 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 lial)its. He took the 
lad under his care and tuition, who being very ambitious made 
rapid progress in his studies and also in good btisiness 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. Tn 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 J822-J824. Ii] 1820 he became 
the head of the cabinet of Governor George Wolf as Secretary^ 
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and served four years. 
While Secretary of the Commonwealth he drafted a bill for a 
general school tax, taxing every kin<l of propertv for free scluxd 
purposes, which subsequentlv^liecame a law as it left liis luiuds. 
He succeeded George Miiftin Dallas as Ignited States Seuatov 
from Pennsylvania in 188?.. and served the last two year- of 
Dallas' term and was then elected and serve;! a full term. The 
last five years of this time James Buchanan (afterwards pres- 
ident of the T^nited States') was tlie junior United States Sen- 
ator, and a warm friendshiy) was formed bctwecu tliciii, which 
years seemed oidy to strengthen. Until his licaltli fiiih" '. he was 
always a prominent figure in the politics of th(> couutv and 
state, and possessed a powerful influence in the couucils nt hi-; 
T)artv (Democratic). He died Tuesday. Deceud)er 14. 1^41. 
aged 54 years 8 montKs and 7 days, and is bui'icd in rlie 
old chnrcdi vard at Burlinuton. where most of liis f;iniil\- lii'. 
Sannud McKean was married Januarv 7, 1812, to Jnlin Mc- 

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

02 3IcKean Genealogies 

ix-well, (laugliKT of Daiiiul McDuwell and Kuih J>i-akc, his 
wife. Daniel McDowell and his fatlier, ddhn, were among the 
early <errh'rsof northea^^t Pennsylvania and were sturdy Scotch- 
men. TliciT were nine children born to Samuel and Julia Me- 
Jvean: (1) IJolicrt '!"., horn Angust, 1M4-, died in infancy, 
liehecca, died in cdiildhood, ^lary Elizabeth, burn May 1 i, 
(5) Jane Martha, (G) Juliana, (7) Samuel, Jr., (8) Phoebe 
5.88<'3, died in childhood. 

AiM)i.s(>>s^ second child, born October 25, 1815, died Novem- 
ber 3, 1S()7, married first Clarissa E. Long, April 20, IS-'iT. 
Tlieir (diildren: (1) Frances Eliza, died in infancy. (2) Phil- 
ander (deceased), (-3) Francis, married first A. Hopkins; sec 
ond, Ellen Guyer, Xovember 2, 1861. One child by this union, 
Addisiui Guyer. 

^VIr,l.lA^r F., third child, was born January 1, 1818; died 
Jnly is, 18(il ; married Dorlukie DeWitt, February 13, 18^0. 
'i'heir (diib'ren: Guy Findlay, born December 23, 1857; died 
Marcdi 21, 1859. 

Pi Til Makma, fon.rth rliild was born February 21, 1820; 
died February 11, 1M75; married Penjamin Halden Taylor, 
Sei)tend)er 25, 18;>!t. Eight children were born to them: (1) 
Sannud Mc!\ean, born Xovend)er 1, 184:0, married Emeline A. 
Ilynian, Xovend)er 14, ls(il. Residence, Williamsport, Pa. 
'riicii' i-sne: (ieorge P. (deceased), Charles H. married Cassie 
Overliser. P. TT. Taylor, nuirried Xorah Tvilpatrick. Their 
childrcji: Pnth Elizabeth and Eliza E., Jacob Ilvman. Samuel 
died ill (diildhood ; Pessie Puth married G. Bert Uepasz ; J. 
Willi- di(Ml ill infancy; Emeline J. 

(2) GicoRciTAXA Makia, boru January 23, 1843, married 
Charles J. Hepburn, May 23. TSCi,"); residence Turnburg, Pa. 
Three (diildren were born to them: Archie died in infancy; 
Ttuth Tayloi', died in infancy; Parcel Taylor. 

(3) Jii.iA Fk'a.xcks, tbii'd (diild of Tiuth Maria and Benj. 
11. '!"a\|or, born Jannarv 4, 1845, married first George B. 
( 'hamberline ; one child, Annie P., nuirried Allison W. ^Mc- 
Cormick, reside at Lock TTaven, Pa. Their children: Charles 
Stewart and Allison Taylor. Married second to All)ert C. Hop- 
kins, "May, 1881 ; residence T^ock Haven. Pa. Two children bv 
tliis union, Albert Joseph died in (diildhood; William Patton. 

(4) '^^AT{Y Jaxk, fourth child of Tfuth Maria and Beui. H. 
Tavlor. born February 3. 1847; married Geo. W. Cross, Jan- 
ii;ir\- ]('). 1^72: residence Baltimore. Md. Three children were 
born fo tlifin : Gertrude Tiuth died in infancy, Helleu Taylor. 
G''>'-'rp(' 'i'axlof di(^d in infancy. 

Hon. Samui;!. McKean, 

Tnited States Senator from Pt-iinsvlvanin 

Posterity of John 3IcKean, of the Emigration of 1716 63 

(5) Ai.icE Auou.sTA, fifih child Ixirn June 2i', ls4'.», dicil in 

(Oj kSAiJAii, sixili cliiid of liiitli ^luria ami Ijciij. 11. 
Taylor, born November 20, 1851; married Charles W. (oopfi, 
damiary ol, 1884, have one child; residence Keniingfon, liid. 

(7) C'laea Eliza, seventh child, born September 2, 1N.");>; 
married Benjamin B. Anderson, April 24, 1871*. Four chil- 
dren, B. H. Taylor, liutli Stevens, James Taylor, Benjamin B. 
Jr.; residence Chicago, III. 

(8) Ei-siE Louise, eighth child born Jnne 1, is.j,"); resi- 
dence, Turnbnrg, Pa. 

Jane Martha^ fifth child of Hon. Samuel McKean, bora 
March 2, 1822, died December li>, I8r)(); married Thomas 
Blackwell, March 24, 1841. Fonr children: fl) Julia Mc- 
Kean^ born January 14, 1842; married Edward IToi'ton, Fcb- 
rnary 1!), 18()2 ; two children, x\delbert Tlxanas and Minnie 
Ivuth ; residence Canton, Pa. 

(2) Saraii Jaxe. born September 20, 184."); dieil April li', 
1887; married A. L. Bodine, October 12, 1881. 

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

(4) JoHX Tho:\ias, born December 10, 18.50; died ^Farch 
11, 1886. 


(6) JuLiAN^A, sixth child born April 7, 1824; mai-rit'd Lo- 
renzo Dowe Taylor, September 1, 1842; fonr children: Lo- 
renzo Taylor, died August, 20, 1890. Their children were 
James Edgar, born Aug^ist 31, 1843; died Februarv 19. ls4r. ; 
"Willis, born October 13, 1845; married Arietta P)radv. Decem- 
ber 25, 1871 ; two children, Bradv S. (deceased). Flora, mar- 
ried Cai-rel D. Smith, one child. Margaret Brady Smith; resi- 
dence, Williamsport, Pa. Florence, born August 13, 1847 : died 
December 20, 1808. She married Edward TL :\Io:^hor. \i)vil 
11, 1807. one child. Flora Tavlor ; married Georae W. ITowk. 
one child, ^fargaret Mosher Ilowk ; residence, Elinira, X. "^ . 
Fi'vllav McTvean, born !N"ovember 24, 1852, dieil Dccendiei- 7. 

Samuel, Jr.. seventh child of TTon. Sanmol !^^cT\e;^n. burn 
April 10,. 1827; died November 0, 1890; married Poxnnna 
Ingersoll, September 5. 1850. Five children: (1) '^^arv Ella, 
born November 21, 1851. died January 21. 1853. ("2^ La 
Porte, born Julv 29. 1853, died October 13. 1855. r3) Dalla, 
born April 1. 1855, died December 14, 1802. (4) Cassie, boi-n 

64 McKeun Genealogies 

July 3, 185!S, inarriei Ur. Claiviier li. JBlackwell, July 14, 
LSN.J; residence Truy, Pa. Their children are: Lawrence B. 
and llellen R. 

(4) Tavlok, horn Fchruary, 1S(;0 ; died January 1, 


I^iiKiM-: IlKiJKCt'A, eighth child, l)(ini damuiry 7, iSol, died 
ill cliildliiHKh 

Makv i<j.izAi!i;iii, ninth child, linni .May 17, 1S33; died in 

cliildli 1. Of this large family, all are gone hut one daughter: 

dnliaiiiia .McKean Taylor. Only one grandson hearing the 
name .M(d\ean survives, ^Ir. Addison Guyer McKean. 

B K.N .J A. MIX McKeax, son of James and Jane Scott McKean, 
Ixirn near Huntingdon, Pa., June 1, 17^4; moved with his par- 
ents t(i Ihirlington, Bradford county, Pa., where he remained 
a nunihcr of years engaged in farming and mercantile business 
with Ids hrdtlier Samuel. About 182H he removed to Oolumhia 
tn\\ii>lii|), engaged in farming. Was pnnnineiit in his township 
a-id cduiity affairs, until his death duly <!, 1848. He was slier- 
itf (d' Bradford county in 1828-2!»-.'!0, and there married his 
first wife. Miss Lucy Calkins, hy Avliom he had two sons, James 
( '. an 1 Charles S. James married Xancy Brace by whom he 
liad two children, Lauritta (Mrs. Frank ]\[cDowell). They 
had one >oii Charles ^McDowell and Payton II. McKean. He 
mai-rieil F. Smith, hv whom he had two children, Lucv (^frs. 
Lucy Sneideker) and James C. ^IcKean. (diaries S. ;3ircTvean 
married Hannah Budd, by whom he had two children, Isabella 
(Mrs. Fred C. Thompson). She has one daughter, Anna 

Bex.tamin McKean (now deceased). His second wife was 
Fli/.abeth "Malthewsou, by whom he bad two children: Henry 
J). ^IcKeaii a IK I Hellen E. ^IcKean. Henry B. was twice nun-- 
I'ieil. His first wife was ^lary F. Cox. l)y whom he had one 
son, Jolin ('ox McKean. His second wife was Margaret Sim]v 
son Bacon. 

Hkm.kx F., married C^. L). Long. Thev had two children, 
Henrv B. (now deceased), A'. M(d\ean Topo'. who married 
Fannie ^Lirwe". Thev have one damditer. Trere ^farwen. Llis 
tliii'(l wife was Lanra Le Banon. bv wlioni lie had one dauffhter. 
Alma (Airs. H. Lament). Thev have several chiklren: Henrv 
B. and James C. Lament and 'Mrs. Hellen F. Bockwell, ^NFrs. 
— Stiles and Mrs. l^-dlard. 

C''T>. Hkxi.'V B. ^I(J\kax. son of B'"iiaiuin a-^l Fli/abeth 
"Matthewson ^NFcKean and gi-andson of James and Jane Scott 

Col. Hexry B. McKeax, Washington, D. C 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emi(jration of 1718 65 

McKean, was bdru in ('(iluinbia towiisliip, nradturd cnuniVj 
Pa., September I'd, l^Sol. His paternal grandparents, James 
and Jane Scott McKean, were of Scotch dcsci'nt. Pioneers of 
Burlington townslii^J, Bradford county, Pa., who lived and nied 
there on their farm, he January -t, 17U7 ; she, Februi'ry 11, 
1813. The maternal grandjiarents were William and Kli/.a- 
beth (Saltula) Mathewson, formerly of Connecticut. I'lie 
father of otir subject spent most of his life in Columbia town- 
shij) and was a farmer by occupation. He was sheriff of iirad 
ford county, in 1828-29-30, and was thrice married. His first 

Avife of Lucv Calkins bv 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 R.. 
Mrs. Dudley Long. His third wife was Laura Le Banun, by 
whom he had one daughter. Alma (Mrs. Hezekiah Lament). 
He die(l on his farm in Colund)ia, July 0, 1848. 

Henry B. was reared in Bradford county and educated at 
Troy and Athens Academies. He studied law with John C. 
Adams and William Elwell of Towanda, and was admitted to 
the bar in 1855. He practiced his ]H"ofession until the breaking 
out of the Civil War, April 21, 18()1. He enlisted in Company 
I, Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania ViJunteers, and April 22, 
1861, was elected and commissioned second lieutenant of the 
company. On the organization of the regiment, June 22, 18B1, 
was appointed adjutant and April 1, 1802, was elected and com- 
missioned lieutenant colonel of the regiment. He partici])at('(l 
in battles of Drainsville, Va., The Peninsular cam]iaign, second 
Bull Pun, South Mountain and Antietam, and discharged on 
account of severe disability, Xovember 25, 18()2. On Lee's in- 
vasion of Pennsylvania in 1863, he was commissioned colonel 
of the Thirtv-fifth Regiment, Pennsvlvania Militia. He re- 
sumed the jiractice of law at Towanda, where he reniaiiu'd un- 
til 1875, when he entered the employ of the Lehigh Valley Rail- 
road as attorney and car agent, which position \\v 1ield until 
1880, when he again resumed the i)ractice of law at Towanda. 
Pa., and continued until 1887, when he was appointed to a ji<>- 
sitiou at the Executive Mansion and in the Pension Pni'can, 
Interior De]iartnient, Washina't<in, 1). C. Col. McKean has 
been twice married, his first wife was Marv K. ('ox. by whom 
he had one son, John C. His second wif(> was ^largrate A. 
Bacon. He is a member of the .Eiiiscopal cbun-h, is Post "Afas- 
ter of Union Lodge A. Y. :\I. 108, Post H. P. T^nion 161, Past 

E. C. Xorthen Commanderv Kniuhts Teniidar Xo. 1 <'>, Towan- 

66 McKean Genealogies 

da, Pa., K. E. Graiul ( 'oimiiaiKlcr of the (iraiul ('oiiiiiiaiKlL'ry 
Kiiiglus 'reiii])lar of Pennsvlvaiiia, Seoteli Kite, Thirty-second 
dt'grt'c, l^luoinsburi;- and Ilarrisbiirg, Pa., Post Comnumder 
Watkins Post G. A. Iv. Xo. 08, Towanda, Pa., and member of 
the military orck'r of the kSons of American Revolntion of Wash- 
iiiuldu, 1). ('., niendxM' of the military order of the Loyal 
Jx^gion. Elisha ^iathe\yson, his grandfather, enlisted Angnst 
1, 1777, under C'apt. Pobert Durkee and Lient. Spalding, and 
was discharged Xoyember 17, 1783, Gen. , George Washington 
certifying to his six and a half years of seryice. 

Jaxe McKea^t^ youngest child of dames and Jane Scott ^fc- 
Kean, was horn in Ghemong county, X. Y., but in infanc" rc- 
moyed with her parents to Burlington, Pa. She marrie:! John 
(^alkins and settled with her hushand on a farm in Golumhia 
to\vii<liip, Pi'adford coiinty. Pa., at which ])lac(' hoth she and 
lici' husband died in a good old age. They had two sons, Ben- 
jamin and Xe\vherry; the widow and son of Benjamin con- 
tinued to reside on the Calkins homestead. XcAyherry Calkins 
resides in the same vicinity. 

Jesse B. McKeax, son of Tames and grandson of Tames 
and Tane Scott ^fcKean married Tanuary 7, 1841. to Miss 
IMary C. Van T)yke, horn Septemher 20, 181!), in Towanda. 
Pa. Their children: Tames T)., Condance E., Baxter and 
Lettie E. McKean (PundellT Tames 1). mai-ried AdieRolf; 
three children : Emma and Elsie (tAyins) and Tohn. Condance 
E. nnirried Ahnon Baxter; fiye children: TTattie, Hellen, 
]\rattie, Sallie S. and Tesse E. l^ayid ^\. and Tettie Pundell'^ 
children are Car] McKean and Bertha ]\Iay Tiundell. 

Descendants of Rebecca McKean Dobbins 

By Mrs. Anna Dobbins Scovif/e, Greenwich, N. Y, 

IlEBECC.\,(bnighter of James and Tane Scott McKean, horn 
in Huntingdon, Pa., Eehruary 21, 1782; died Fehruary 17, 
1832; married in Bnrlington, Pa., Tanuary 27, 1708, Tohn 
T)ol)l)ins. He was horn Tannai'y 2.'), 1778. His father was 
William Dohbins of ^litHin county, Pa.; his mother, Mary 
Tane ( V) ^IcLean Hohhins. The records of the war dejiartment 
indicate that William l)ol)bins served as a soldier in the Pevo- 
Inlioiini'v War in a \'iruiiiia I'eitiment which was partly en- 



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Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 1718 67 

listed in Pennsylvania. John Dobbins died Marcli 7, l!^4f>. 
John and Rebecca McKean D()bl)ins liad ten children, all bnt 
two born in Burlington, Pa. 1. Jane, born December 7, 1 800; 
married April 30, 1821, Elilm Xewberrv. They lived in Troy, 
Pa., where she died July 27, 1864, and be died Febrnai-y 12, 
1871. They had five children, born in Troy, Pa. 

(1) LucY^ born February 21, 1862; married Sep- 
tember 23, 1841, in Troy. Sylvanus Eastabmok, wbo 
was born in Orwell, Pa., Februarv 10, 1818. He dieil 
in Elmira, K 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., Yiola Murdock, who was 
born May 1, 1846, in Hamilton, X. Y. They have one daugli- 
ter, Alice, born October 2, 1860, in Elmira, X. Y. :\rr. W. 'X. 
Eastabrook is vice-president and general manager of the X. Y. 
and Penna. Telephone and Telegraph rom])anv. He resides in 
Elmira, X. Y. 

(2) William Peroival, born July 21, 1823 ; marrie;! March 
22, 1849, in Troy, Pa., Laura Ann Berry, who was born July 
12, 1830, in Springfield, Pa.; two daughters, bdi'n in Troy, 
Pa. Ella Florence, l)orn September 2, 1848; inni-ricd Scpreiu- 
ber 12, 1871, in Wellsville, X^. Y., Eugene Wik-ox. died March 
15, 1894, in San Diego, C^al. Jane Elizabeth, born December 
28, 1853; died in Wellsville, XL Y., March 23, 1871. 

(3) Mary Elizabeth, born August 7, 1827; married De- 
cember 17, 1846, in Troy, Pa., Elliott S. M. Hill. !!<■ died in 
Williamsburg, Pa., Se])tember 29, 1871. She died in Klinira, 
XL Y., May 1, 1884. They had six children : (1) George Mil- 
nor, born February 12, 1849, in Providence, Pa. (2) Yirginia 
Jane, born February 24, 1851, in Fell<»\vsville. Va. ; diel Xc- 
vember 22, 1873, in Troy, Pa. (3) Lucv Alice, born Febru- 
arv 23, 1853, in Providence, Pa.; married Decendier. I^s2, K. 
O'Mera Goodrich; died :\ray 7, 1888, in Elmira, X. V.; two 
daughters. (4) Marv Hellen, born August 25, 1859, in Provi- 
dence, Pa. (5) Ella Florence, born May 21, 1862. in Provi- 
dence, Pa. (6) Ennna Augusta, born Decend)er 4. lS()'.t, in 
Scranton, Pa. 

(\) Gkorok XoR^rvx, l)orn Xovember 29. 18:)1 ; married i'l 
Trov, Pa., Decend)er 17, 1856, Sharlet X. Baldwin. TTe served 
in the Civil War in Companv B, Twentv-sixtli Pennsvlvania 
Yolnnteer :\rilitia. He lives in Trov. Pa., wliere lie is eui>-aged 
in mercantile business. Xo children. 

68 McKean Genealogies 

(^'>) JJi;aja.\ii.\ l'"j;AMv_Li.\^ burn July 21, ISoij luarried 
^Marcli 1"), 1800, in Providence, Pa., Sarah Elizabeth Marsh. 
►She (lied in Troj^, Pa.. -Inly liJ, 1875. He married the second 
time, Aniinst 22, 1877, in Troy, Lanra Ann Sims. He died 
September 1<>. iss,"). Four children by first wife, two by sec- 
ond: {{) Pred :\larsh, born February 11, 18(J().. (2) William 
Edmund, born February 1-4, 18GG. (3) George Augustus, born 
February 23, 1873. (4) Franklin, born August 22, 1874; died 
September 13, 187-4. (5) Eugene Lockwood, born May 22, 
1N78. ((i) Harry Paymond, born September 12, 1880. 

II. MAP^' AXX, daughter of John and Pebecca McKean 
Dobbins, born May 10, 1802 ; married January 31, 1822, John- 
son Williams. She died Julv 4, 1883. Xo children. 

HI. SAMAXTHA, daughter of John audi Pebecca Mc- 
]vean I)ol)bins, born !May 30, 1804; married February 2(i, 
1^32, in Troy, Pa., Churchill Barnes. She died; in Canton, 
Pa., October 13, 18G4. Xo children. 

IV. WILLIAM SCOTT, soil of J elm and Pebecca McKean 
Dobbins, born June 27, 1806. He came with his parents to 
TiMv, Pa., in 1820, and in 1833, located on the farm of tAvo 
hundred acres where he resided until his death Xovember li, 
J8!m;. 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 
wlidiii he affiliated, either in a business or social way. He held 
many effices of trust, the duties of which he discharged with 
strict integrity, great ability and credit to the constituency 
whieli he represented. He was a mend)er of the Presbyterian 
ehnrcli and also of the Masonic fraternity. He was twice mai*- 
ried, the first time October 8, 1829, to Xancy Bothwell, of Syra- 
cuse, X. V. ; the second time INfav 13, 1857, to Sarah Widle of 
C'ex-inutdii, Pa., wild survives him. He had eight eliiblren l)y 
liis first wife ami twe by the second, all beni in Troy. 

(^) AxDiv'Kw Jackson, l)orn Xovendier 23, 1832; married 
.\ugust 1:5, 18(;3, in Cleveland, Ohio, Leonora Curtis. He died 
^lareli 14, ls!i4, in Klmira, X. Y. He became a civil engineer 
au'l suvveyor early in life, and was enipbiyed l)y the Xnrthcrn 
('enlral P. P. ('(iin|)auv in buibliuii- their read. He remained 
with the eeiMpanv as passeiigei' conductor for a number of years 
and afterward held similar i)ositions on the Phila. and Erie, 
the Atlantie and Great Western, and the Baltimore and Ohio. 
Later he turne(l his attention to the hotel Imsiness. which he 

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coiifhictefl with marked success at INIeadville and Erie, Pa., at 
Chautauqua, and for the last fifteen years of his life at Elniira, 
'N. Y. He Avas a member of the Century Club and one of tlie 
oldest Sir Knights in St. Omei's Commandery. Xo ehildi'cii. 

(2) Rebecca, born September 1, 18:35; married May M, 
3 857, in Troy, Pa., William Cameron Burgher. They had 
three sons: (1) William Dobbins, born April 20, 1S59, in 
Troy, Pa. ; died October 20, 1860. (2) Fred Huston, born Xo- 
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 0, 
1860, in Troy, Pa. Two sons, born in Trov: (1) Fred Hewitt, 
born June 27, 1858; died January 27, 1861. (2) William 
Henry, born N'ovember 30, 1860. ' 

(1) William Alexander, born October 6, 1830; married 
in Effino-ham, TIL, Anna Myers. ISTo children. 

(5) Emma, born May 3, 1811 ; married November 26, 1862, 
in Troy, Albert Huston Hepburn. He died in l^ewburgh, X. 
Y., September 3, 1897. One son: William John, l)(»ni Decem- 
ber 23, 1863, Elmira, K Y. 

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

(7) John E., born March 8, 1845 ; lives in Troy, Pa., where 
he is ena'aged in the hardware business. 

C8) Samuel McKean, born February 6, 1848; died in St. 
Touis, Mo., June 17, 1880. 

fO) Tiro:k[As, born Sentend^er 28, 1858; married Xovember 
10, 1887, in Trov, Pa., Eva M. Herrick. Three children born 
in Trov, Pa. (1) Henrietta, born Septend)er 30, 1888. (2) 
Samuel McKean, l)orn Decend)er 3, 1800. (3) Bessie, born 
Julv 1, 1893. 

riO) Xojj^^ born April 20, 1867; married :\rarch 15. 1803. 
in Ti'ov, Pa. Louis E. Packard. Two cliihlrcn : Irene, born 
December 10. 1803. (2) Jennie, born Sei)teml)er 10. 1806. 

V. AXDPEW M.. son of John and Rebecca ]\rcKean Dob- 
bins, born Julv 6. 1808; died :\rarch 24, 1832. 

VI. ELIZABETH, daughter of Jolm an<l Pel)ecca Melv'ean 
Dobbins, born Februarv 2, 1811 ; nuirried 'X'ovend)er 22, 1832, 
in Trov. Pa., Joseph Predmore Hunt. SIk^ died in Trov. .\p- 
ril 20.' 1878. He died December 23, 1884. Tlnve diildren, 
born in Trov. 

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(1) Ej.izauktii Kebecca, Ixini ^.'ovciuher 4, 1«3T; married 
April 10, 1890, .Mil(. Kenedy, who died .Iniic -I'l, 1894. 

(2) John Franklix, born December 5, 1840; married De- 
cember 31, 1867, in Trov Pa., Ilanna Aiionsta Colon}'. She 
died A])ril 18, 1804. One daughter, (1 ) Grace, born Xovem- 
ber 25, I8<;i); married December 31, 1890, Ernest Le Van 

(3) :Mary Axn, born November 9, 1845; married April 
8, 18T".>, II. Jl. Feriiiison. 

Vll. -I IJLIA, (hiughter of John and ivebccca McKean Dob- 
bins, born March 22, 1813; married May 12, 1836, in Troy, 
Pa., Sanmel McNett. She died Xovember 18, 1859, in Car- 
])enter, Pa. Four children, born in ( 'arpenter. 

(1 ) Elizabeth Jaxe, born Felu-nary It), 1837 ; died Septem- 
Ijer 3, 1852. 

(2) Sarah Frances, born April 2, 1842; married Octobei 
4, 1865, Seth lilake Griffin. One son, Samuel Mc:S'ett. born 
August 26, 1868. 

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

(4) ^Iak'y Estelee, born August 19, 1859 ; lives in Carpen- 
ter, Pa. 

VTir. DA XT EL, sun of John and Kebecca 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., ]\rariam, daughter of Phils^ Fassett, Sr. In 1856 he re- 
moved to Wellsville, Allegany county, 'N'. Y., whore 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 
tlie second time December 26, 1871, to Mrs. Julia Eundv 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. 

Posteriti/ of JoliiL MfKean, of the Emigration of 17IS 71 

AnJover, X. Y. He was a ineinbcr of the IJaptist eluu-ch. ( 'liil- 
dren are : 

(1) Lydia Samaxtiia, born Ma_y 21, 184-3 ; married Sentein- 
ber -i, 1867, in Wellsville, X. Y., James Thornton, who was 
born in DubUn, Ireland, February 15, 184:0. Mr. Thornton 
served three years in the Civil War as private and orderlv ser- 
geant in Co. G, First jSTew Y"^ork Dragoons. Since the war he 
lias been in business in Wellsville, excepting four years, 1890- 
!>5, when he was postmaster. He engaged in the production of 
oil. Three children, born in Wellsville, K. Y^. : (l^t Lewis 
Henrv, l)orn 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 Wcel'hj 
Dispatch of Belmont, Allegany county, X. Y. (2) ]\Iiriam 
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 Wellsville. (3) Glertrude Ejloise, born ^lay 14, 
1877; is a graduate of the Wellsville High School class of '97. 
At ]iresent a student in ]\riss Howard's School of ^NFusic, Buifa- 
lo, ^. Y. 

(2) Mary Frances^ h<u'n A])ril 1.'3, .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 Butfalo Abstract and Guarantv Companv of Buifalo, 
X. Y. 

(4) Annie Judson, horn January 17, 1852. graduated fr-^m 
Baxter University of Music, Friendship, X. Y., in 1871. and 
Fredonia Xormal School in 1875; tauaht three vears in 1^1- 
tavia, X. Y. ; married in Wellsville, XL Y., July 18, 1878, Rev. 
Frank Churchill Scoville, a graduate of Amherst College, 1875, 
and of ILiion Theological Seminary, Xew York, 1878. ^Nfr. 
Scoville has been pastor of Congregational churches in Inde- 
pendence, Ransas, and SauG'erties, X./Y.. and since 1886 of the 
Reformed cliurch, Greenwich, Washington coniitv. X. ^ . 

IX. SARAH. danoh<^er of John and Rf^becca "McKean Dob- 
bins, born Julv 29. 1820. in Troy. Pa., married Jnn,. IS. 1844, 
Xorman Palmer. He died Januarv 12. 18!i;l. in Trov. wliere 
she is still livinc". Five children. 

, (^) Ji-EiA L., horn Julv 1, 184.5yiin Trov; di-d March 8, 

('2') Faxxte G.. horn September 17, 1846, in Trov; died 
Sentemher 29, 1853. 

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( :; ) Hki.k.n, l)()ni -huniarv -2, is.")!), in 'I'owaiula, Pa.; uiar- 
ric(l Mav 5, liSOi), Euii'one Lindermaii ; one daujiiiter Alice G., 
iM.rn Deceinber 15, 1869; married July !), ISDl, J. Herman 
Sliiuiierland. Eii<>ene Linderman died Auonst 23, 1874; his 
widow married June 2'J, 18'Jo, James Van Buskirk. They live 
in Troy. 

(4) George H., born October 8, 1854-, in Granville, Pa; 

(lied Sei)tember 17, 1856. 

(5) Sakaii R., born July 25, 1858, in Granville, Pa. ; died 
Fel.rnarv 8, 1863. 

X. R'KI5ECCA MAPI a, daughter of John and Rebecca Mc- 
Kean Dobbins, born Xovember 3, 1822; married at West Bur- 
lington, Pa., December 4, 1840, Jesse Marvin Rockwell, born 
Xovember 15, 1810. She died June 23, 1858. He died May 

11, isiM). One daughter. 

E^FMA Joanna, born April 7, 1850, in West Burlington; 
married December 22, 1860, Alfred Chester Blackwell. Mr. 
Blackwell was Register and Recorder of Bradford county, from 
1804 to 1807; is now engaged in the grocery business in To- 
wanda. Pa. They have five children: (1) Fred Marvin, born 
Juno 3, 1872; married October 30, 1805, in Monroeton, Pa., 
Carrie Hickok of East Trov. (2) Lillian Mae, born ^Mareh 

12, 1877. (3) J. Carson, born February 6, 1882. (4) Re- 
becca D., born ^lay 25, 1883. (5) Jose]>h Hunt, born T^rarcli 
12, 1885. 

Posterity of John McKean of the Emigration of 1718 

Compiled by John McKean of Amherst, Nova Scotia 

JA.MIvS M( IvEEX, ancestor of all the ]\IcEeens that came 
to Xcw England and Xova Scotia, lived in the north of Ire- 
land, lie was a staunch Protestant, and t<Hik an active ])art 
in the defense of Lond(»nilerry in tlu' years l(i88 anl 1680. His 
sons James and .John were partners in business. They resided 
in Ballymoney and became coni])aratively wealthy. John in- 
tended to emigrate with his brother, James ^IcKeen, Esq. He 
died, however, a short time before the vessel saile(l. His widow 
Janet, Wiilh her four children, dolin,^ 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 17 IS 73 

faiit daug-hter Marv came to America with James aii<l his fam- 
ily in 1718, and settled in Londonderry, New Hampshii'c. 

Her son, Johx^ ]\r('KEP:x, Esg.; was one of the early set- 
tlers of Trnro, "Xova Scotia. He was a grantee of the town- 
ship. Two of his sons, William and John, were grantees also. 
Jolm McKeen, Esq., was born in Ireland in the year 1700. His 
wife, Martha Cargill, was l)orn in 1707. They were iikhthmI 
in 1741 and had three sons and two danghters, who came to Xova 
Scotia with them in the year 1700. ^\v. and ^Frs. ^fcKeen 
both died in one day, December ;jO, 1707. William, the eldesr 
son of John and Martha McKeen, was born in 1745.- He was 
married to Ann, the second danghter of Da^-id Archil)ald. Esq., 
and Elizabeth Elliott, October 3, 1771r He sold ont his projv 
erty in Trnro, X. S., and removed to Mnsqnodoboit. He died 
there in 1820. His wife was deprived of her sight for a nnni- 
ber of rears before tliev left Trnro. She died at Mabon, Cape 
Breton, m the honse of her son Samnel in 1886, aged 84 year^. 

^Martha, the eldest daughter, of William and Ann ]\IcKeen, 
was l)orn in Truro, Se])tend)er 20, 1772. She died February 
5, 1773. David, the second child of William and Ann ^Nfc- 
Keen, was born in Truro, July 31, 1775. He was married to 
Diana Huchinson, 1801. They settled at Mnsqnodoboit ; he cai- 
ried on milling. His wife died there in February, 
1811. He married again to Susan, daughter of Jolm 
and Ann Logan, of Truro, 1811. She died of con- 
sumption in 1813. He was married the third rime to 
Lucy, daughter of Ebenezer Hoar and Tatherine Down- 
in- March, 1818. He died in July, 1S24. 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, Tiio.mas and F]hkm;/.f:: 
^L TvEEx, where she died October 4, 1847. 

John, the eldest son of David and Diana McTveen. wa~ hoi-n 
^fay 7, 1802. He served with Mr. Alexander Kniuht of 
Truro and learned the trade of saddle and harness making. \\v 
removed to ^iabon, ( '. B., and was married there to Grace 
Smith, Xovendier i», 1820. Thev had foni- sons and fonr 
daughters. ]\rrs. McKean died Febrnary 1.'), 1870. 

William McKeex, their second son, was liorn May 27, 1804. 
He removed to Mabon also. He was marrie(l ;licrc t<i Rcliccca 
Smith, about the year 1830. They had two s,iii< and scv.ii 
daughters. He died there ^farch 20, 1807. 

1. Fourth in descent from William McKean of Argylesh're, Scot- 

74 McKean Genealogies 

1)a\ii) M c 1\ i; i; .\ . llicir tliinl son, was Ixirii .Viiiiust 0, 180(j. 
TTc was married to Susan lliiiuins of Mnscjiioiloltoit, January 
r», l.s;51. Tlicy had seven daniiliters. Air. ^MeKeen, Joseph 
Parker, . lames IIi<;i;in.s and Jolm liead M'eiit tOi>ether to a lake 
south of Mus(iuodoboit to fish. By some means they were 
tlirowii from their boat or raft into the lake and were all 
found di'owne(l, June 13, 1851. 

Ax.x, the only daughter of David and Diana Mclveen, was 
hoi'ii ,Iune 4, ISOS. She died at Mahon, ('. B., February, 
1^1' 7, aiicd 1!) years. 

SfsAx, the only daui>hter of David and Lucy McKeen, was 
liorn June, 1S11>. She was married to Thomas Xelson of Mus- 
(|Uo(h)hoit, in ISl-O. They had one son au<l two daughters. She 
died about the year 18-18. 

Tho.mas. the eldest son of David and Lucy McKeen, was 
born in 1S2L He learned the trade of tanning and shoe mak- 
ing with Major A. L. Archibald of Truro. He removel to 
Pictoutown and carried on his business there for a ntimber of 
years. He then removed to Cape Breton where he still resides. 
He was married in Pictou to Marv Poach, Afay, 1849. They 
liad four sons and seven daughters; one son, Henry, lives in 
St. Louis, ]\r<)., T". S. A., in government employ, civil capacity. 

Ep.kxezek McKeen, their second and youngest son, was 
hoi-n in 1S23. He removed to Pictou with his mother and 
bi'other Thomas. He died there in June, 1847, aged 24 years. 
Margaret, the second daughter of AVilliani and Anna ATc- 
Intyre AhJveeu, l)oru in Truro, Septendier 18, 1777; died when 

Ja.mi:s, tlieir tliird son, born April 10, 1 77!', removed to ('ai)e 
Li'cton, and was married to Elizabeth Scott of Musquodoboit, 
August, 1824. They had four sons and two daughters. He 
di(Ml at Mnhon, ('. B., in 1847, aged (iS years. His widow and 
family i-einoNcil to the Kuited States. ATrs. AL-Keen died there 
in 1853. 

Ei.i/.Ai'.K'rn. the third dauiihter of William and Ann Afc- 
Keen, reino\('<l to Alusquodoboit with her jiarents and family. 
She die(| there unmarried July, 1851. 

ArAi;(;AKi:T Ar< Kkkx. their fourth daughter, Avas born in 
'I'ruro, \~S{'). Sjie was married to Iiol)err Iliggins of Mus<iuo- 
dobolt. 'Idie\- had two sons and two daughters. She died July. 

William AFcKeex, their fourth son, was born in Truro, 
AuiTust is, \~sU. lie left home when a vouuii' man and went 


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MiiiuiKer of Bank of Novh Scotia Aiiilierst Brancli. 

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to Pictou for a while, when the timber trade was l)risk tlicre. 
He returned and went to Musqiiodoboit, where he was marricMl 
to Elizabeth McDngall, July, 1811, and soon after ihcy re- 
moved to Mabon, C B., where he carried on a lari>e business 
as a merchant and farmer. They had five sons and six dau,a:h- 
ters. His tirst wife died Decendjer 18, 1834-. He was married 
again to Christiann Smith in A])ril, 1835. They had live sons 
and seven daughters. He was a mend^er of the Legislative 
Council of l^ova Scotia for a number of years Ijcforc his 'Icath. 
He died May IT, 1865, aged 76 years. 

Martha McKeex, their fifth daughter, boni iii 17'.*-, uiai'- 
ried Samuel Benvey of Musquodoboit about 1820. They had 
five sons and five daughters. Mr. Benvey died in March, 18-11, 
a2,ed 50 vears. A few^ vears after the death of her husband, she 
removed with her family to Cape Breton. 

Samuel^ the fifth and youngest son of William and Ann Mc- 
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 
A])ril 10, 1865. He married again to Mrs. Mary Ross of 
Margaree, March, 1871. 


JOHIST, the second son of John and Martha ^NfcTveen, was 
born before they came to Xova Scotia, 1747. Tn the after ]iart 
of his life he went by the name of ''Captain ]\[cTveen." 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 
cho]i|)ing wood. Mr. T^ogan said to ITim, "You are hard at 
work this morning, Mr. McKeen." Mr. McKeen rejdied, "() 
yes ; it has become a second nature for me to work." "I'm 
glad of it, for it was never your first." His wife, Rachel, died 
December 3, 1781. He married again to Rachel Duncan, Feb- 
ruary 12, 1783. Tn his old days he removed to St. ^larys to 
live with his youngest son, William, and his wife. Once lie 
said that he traveled all the way from St. ^farys to Truro, to 
see his wife and when he came he could not see lici. lie had lost 
his sight a few years before. He died at St. Marys. His sec- 
ond wife died in Trui'o, January 20, 1814, aged 71 years. 

Jonx, the eldest son of Capt. John and Rachel '^^cKeen, born 
in Truro, Decend)er 30. 1770, marriel Elizabetli, th" third 
daughter of Dr. John Harris and Elizabeth Scott, Decern her. 

Hi McKean Genealogies 

IT'.'S. lie i'c;iHi\C(l f(i St. M;il'_vs :ili<l Hvcl rluTf until ISIT. 
He ilicu rciiiu\c(l tn 'I'litamaiiouelu' MdUiitain, where he and 
hi.s sons reelaimed their farms from the forest. .He died there 
Oetol)er, IS,")!, a^ed S-1- years. Ilis wife died there January C, 
1S:?0, aii'ed 4.") years. Tlieir ehihlren: 

Kaciiki. McKkk.x. thcii- eldest danghter, Ixtrii Jaimary 13, 
iMKi; luari'icil ilii'aiii Downing, December 31, 1820. They 
hail two sons and two daughters. She died March, 1S35, aged 

lj:,lHV^ 1 .-I. KJllV VlH^Vl J.»lCtlVll, 1.-^.^, li^<. 

35 years. 

Joiix ^fclvKKX, their eldest, son, was horn ]\[ay 31, 1S02. 
He inhcrircil part of his father's property on Tatamagouche 
^Mountains, where he died a bachelor, October, 20, 1857, aged 
55 years. 

Sarah AIcKkkx, their second .danghter, born Jannary ll, 
1804, married Peter Teed, of Wallace, December, 1827.' She 
dicil March, 185(), aged 52 years. On. Xoyend)er 12, 1848. Mr. 
Teed was bnrned to death in his l)arn, trying to saye a. wagon. 

^rAKTiiA ^rcTvKKX, tlieii' third danghter, was born.Xoyember 
22, lsO(). She married Ttichanl "Wooden (a school teacher), 
Xovciidiei- 13, 1824. They had three sons and three danghters. 
She dic<l Api'il, 1805, aged 58 years. Her husband died Octo- 
ber, 1858. 

WiM.iAM AFcKkex, their second son, born October 10, 1808, 
niarrieil Amelia, the third danghter of James Drysdale and 
Xancy Brown, .Afarch, 1833. Mrs. McKeen died' Jnly 30, 
1833, age! 10 years. He married again to Jane, danghter of 
George and vSarali Cmw, Febrnai'y, 1887. He died October 
10. 1S4t;, aged 38 years. His widow died in 1848. 

Kliza AIcKkkx, fourth dauiihter of John and Elizabeth 
(Harris) ^NfcTveen, born May 25, 1810; married John, the eld- 
est son of Josei)h Mahon and Margaret ('row, December 24, 
1833. They had three sons and two danghters. ^Tr. Araluni 
(lio.j Ocrdl.c'r 10, 1858. 

Mai.'oakki' M<JCkkx, the fifth daughter, horn April 25, 
181:!; niai'i'ic!l John, the eldest son of James and Xancy 
Di'y-ihilc, Mai'ch 20, 1845. They lia<l rlii'ce sons and one 
dauiihter, reside in Tatamagouche Monntain. 

'>rAi;iA "MrTvKAx, sixth daughter, born February 28, 1815; 
man'icil Ailani Armstrong of Ohiganoise, ^Nlarch 20, 1851. 
They had one son, Mr. Armstrong, died Febrnary 28, 1804. 

SrsAx. the seventh (buighter was born A])ril 0, 1817. 

Jami:s .M( Kkkx, tlieir thii'd aiul vouni>est son, born Alav 
17. I'^lti, niai'i'icil Abigail ilaughter of George and Sarah Crow, 

A. E. McKeen 

Mrs. a E. McKeen 


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^ Aster, Lenox and TlldeOy 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 17 IS 77 

]\Iar('li 20, 1845. They had sons and daughters. He resides 
on TatamagOTiche Mountain. 

^NIaetka Caroill, the ehlest (hiui>hter of (^ipt. John and 
Rachel MeKeen, was born in Truro, October 2(1, 1772. 

James, the second son of Capt. John and Rachel McKeen, 
born in Trnro, Xovember 2S, 1774. He died Api'll ID, 17'.»1, 
aged K) years. 

Samuel McKeex, tliird son 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 
danghters. About the year 1845, as he was riding honic on 
horseback, he fell from his horse and was taken u]) dead. His 
widow died in 1866, in St. IMarys, 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. Fre ]- 
rick, Andrew, Eliza and ]\largaret Ann. 

'Ja.mes, the second son, was b;n'n in St. IMarys; married 
Rosana McLean. Thev had four sons and five daughters: 
Samuel, Robert, James, Henry, Mary Ann, Sarah, Agnes and 
Rosana (the other two names are unknown to writer). 

Ai KXAXDEK, the third son, was also born in St. ^farvs. He 
married Sarah McMillan, had four sons and three daughters. 

SA:\rrEL, his eldest son, married a Miss Boggs and had sons 
and daughters, and is now living in Goldenville. 

^fAEeoM, their second son, a very bright boy and loving son, 
• lied at the age of 16 years, of diphtheria. 

Alexaxdek EnwART), the third son of Alexander and Sarah 
(]\rc]\Ii]lan) ]\rclveen, was born in Gupboro county. Xova 
Scotia, learned the harness making trade in Antigouish, and 
went to Andierst, where he married Mary E. Treen, fourrli 
dau.uhter of Stephen Treen, Esq., of that place, when he entered 
the harness business for liimself in Parrsboro, 1874. Two year-^ 
after, he removed to Bellville, Kansas, where they now reside 
with their three boys: Edward (line, Bedford DeGeorge and 
Harold Reid, who graduated in the hiiih scliools of rxdlxillc. 
May 27, 1S07. 

John I). McKee.x, fourth son <if Alexander and Sarali ^Fc- 
Keen, was born at St. Mai'vs and is now li\"ing on tlio home- 

Sak'Ah J., eldest dauglitcr, lioi'ii in St. Marys, inarric(l ;i .\ri'. 
"Wliitnian of Tanso where \\icy now resi le. 

78 McKean Genealogiet 

A.xMi:. I he sccdud daiioliter was also Ixirii in St. Marv's and 
iiiiirricd (';i|>r. Mills of Porte Harbour, X. S., Avhere they now 
reside aiid luive sons and danghters. 

SrsA.x. rlic third (hmghter of Ahwander and Sarah McKeen, 
h(irii ill St. AFarv's; married Tolm ( 'anipbell^, Dartnionth, X. S., 
where they now live. 

EnwAKi), the fdiii'th son of Samuel and Sarah Loo'an AEc- 
Iveen, lidrn 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 ^LeKeen, born in 
St. diary's; married Elizabeth Mnrry, and had sons and dangh- 

Ai>AM, sixtli son of Samnel and Sarah McKeen, l)orn in St. 
Clary's ; married a Miss Malay and had sons and danghters. 

AxxiK, the oldest daughter of Samuel and Sarah Ardveen, 
born in St. Marys ; married Kobert AIcKenzie ; had one son, 
a very j^romising yonng man, was drowned while ont in his 
canoe on the St. ]\rarys river hnnting. 

Sarah, the second daughter of Samnel and Sarah Logan 
^FeKeen, born in St. ^Larys ; married Timothy ^EeLean and 
had sons and daughters. 

AT)A:\r MoTvEEN, fourth son of (^i])t. John and Rachel IMc- 
Keen, born in Trnro, September 17, 1TT1». He married Janet, 
oldest daughter of David and Eleanor Taylor, August 15, 1805. 
They liad four sons and four daugliters. They removed to St. 
Marys, where they settled and spent the remainder of their 

Raciikl. the vouimcst daughter of John and Kachel ^Fe- 
Keen, born December -3, 1781; married Thomas Johnson of 
the Lower Village of Trnro, Septemlier 20, 1804. They had 
1 Wo -oils. Mv. Johnson died in I.SUU. She married again, to 
Andrew Vnill, October 22, 1811, and had one son by this union. 
Sliedied Api'il 18, ISi;], aged :]\ years. 

Willia:\i, the only son of John ami Kachel Archibald ^Fc- 
l\een (his second wife), was born in Trnro, June 4, 1780, an<l 
settled at St. ^larys. He married there to Miss Kirk, in 
1812, and had sons and daughters. He died abont 1862. 

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

Hon. David McKeen, Canadian Senate 

Posterity of John McKcan, of the Emigration of 1718 79 

away, which discouraged him so much that he removed to St. 
]\rarjs and settled on a farm two miles u]) the West river, ahovo 
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 a])parenth' quite well, l)in ahnnt 
eleven years after, it broke out again, and lie die 1 in 18;}0. His 
wife died in 1820. 

John Carciill McKeex, their eldest son, horn in Truro, 
April 15, 1775 ; married Sabrina, daughter of Colonel Atwater 
of Guysborough, JSTovember 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. 

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

William McKeen, their third son was born February "10, 
1770. He died in the Lower Village, 1798. 

Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of David and Janet ^NfcKeen, 
born in Truro, February 2, 1781 ; married James McLain about 
1801. They settled for a time on the southwest side of St. 
Marys river at the forks. 

RosANNAH McKeex, their second daughter, born in Truro, 
Xovember 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, 1811, aged •"U 

Samuel McKeex^ their fourth son, was born in Truro, Eeb- 
ruary 11, 1786. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Jolm and 
Xancy Taylor of St. ^Nfarys, June, 1808. They had two sons 
]\rrs. ]\IcTveen died in 1814. He was married again to Miss 
Glencross in 1815. He settled up the West river of St. .\rarys 
and died there alxnit the year 1826. aged 40 years. His wife 
died there too. ( 

David McTvkk.x, their fifth son, born in Truro, May 22, 
1788. He was married to INfiss ^McKenzie in 1811. 1duy had 
sons anrl daughters. He i-einoved to Ohio, U. S., witli lii- fam- 
ily about the year 1820. 

Robert, the sixth son of David and Janet M(Jveen, was born 

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

Ar<'liil)ald was married to his sister Rosannahj and liad rcniovctl 

to Stewiacke. His attachment to his sister was so stroiii: tiiat 1m' 

started from St. AFarvs and foniid liis wav tbrouiili llic woods 

80 McKean Genealogies 

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Srcwiiickc. His friends t'lilldwcd him, ;iiul when takiiiu' hiiu 
iinuic again, lie got awav fnnii them into the wodds, and was 
never heard of after. He was 1!) years old at the time. 

Ja.mks MclvKKx, their seventh son, was born ^~U^2. He re- 
iniived to Ohio, U. S., wlieii lie was a yonni>' man. 

Maiiikw AIcKee.n, tlieir eighth soti, was born in 171*4. He 
!•' !n'i\-ed to Ohio. U. S., when he was a young man. 

M.vKMiKMrr. (Umghter of John and Martha McKeen, born in 
17.")1, before they came to Nova Scotia. She Avas married to 
dames Fisher, Febrnary 1"2, 1772. They had two sons and 
three (hinghters, born in Tniro. They removed to St. ]\Iarv's, 
Slie died there in 1817. Her hnsband in 1812. 

David ^IcTvp:ex, fifth son of David and Janet McKeen, had 
seven sons and six (binghters. He removed to Towa with his 
family in 1844, and settled in Clinton comity, where he died 
Alareli 1, 1852, aged 64 years. His wife died in October of 
the same year. The eldest danghter, Rosa, married John Me- 
Iveen, and had three children, one of whom died in infancy. 

Esther died in 1847, in (^oncord, Mass. Jacob, residence 
unknown. Kliza the second daiigliter, married Isaac McKeen, 
and had seven chihlren. Mr. ^McKeen and one of his sons were 
drowned while fishing. Mrs. McKeen died in Xova Scotia. 

^b\i;v. married Henry Smith and had sons and dangii- 
ters ; two of her sons lived for a while in Wisconsin, but fiindly 
retnrne 1 to Xova Scotia., the fourth, married llobert Anther and had eight 
children : Mathew, who now lives in Ean (daire, Wis. ; Caroline 
in Morrison, 111.; Angus died at the age of 12 years; John, 
Jane and Kobert died ir, infancy and James is witli bis mother 
in Wisconsin. 

Sahkixa marrie(l Daniid Henry of Ijoston, ]Mass., and re- 
mo\'ed to Iowa in 1850. Their children: Margaret Jane, 
Sai'nli Ann, Afai'v ('ai'oline died in infancy; William, George, 
I'annie and Eliza. At the cdose of the ('ivil Wai- they retnrne 1 
to X(i\a Scotia, and from there to California wliere they now 
resi(h'. Tlieir son, George, was thrown from a horse and 

Akam. tlieir (ddest son, marriecl in (dintoii conntv, Iowa, in 
1N57, to Mary Stninbangh, and liad six tdiildren, of whom but 
the two youngest snr\'i\-e, the eldest Cin-ncdia (lied at the age of 
eighteen and Willie at the age of 12 years. The rest died in 
early infancy. He enlisted in the Twenty-sixth Iowa Infantry 
in b'sOl, and served until tlie (dose of the war. He was with 

nev. , 


;Mr. and Mr!^. David INIcKeen and Family, 
PoMEROY, Iowa 

Posterity of John McKcan. of the Emigration of 17 IS 81 

Slicriiiaii in his fanunis nuircli to the sea. in liSlM, he luuved to 
Adams comity, Iowa, at Uiuonville, where he now resides. 

David ^McKeex was Ixn-ii in jSTova Scotia, Jaimarv :22, 
1828. In 184:4, he left his native hmd, in company witli liis 
father, came to the United States, settling at Concord, Mass., 
where they renniined one year. (His sister Rosa having prev- 
iously settle<l there. ) They then removed to Iowa. On De- 
cember 20, 1855, he was married to Sarah Elizabeth l^anks. 
They reside in Pomero}, Iowa, have five daughters living: 
Eliza Jane, Addie, May, Hattie, an<l Henrietta; two dieil in 
infancy, a son and daughter. 

Eliza Jaxp:, the eldest danghter, born Se})tend)er -!8, 1S5('>; 
married first Julius Smith, October 8, 1873 ; second Kendall 
Scotthorn in 1880, who is a very successful Sunday schonl mis- 
sionary of Xebraska. They reside at Hebron and have a fam- 
ily of six little girls: Grace, (*arrie, Sarah, Hattie and 
Bertha, bab}-. 

Addie Estelea was born on Septend)er 14, 1858. Slic mar- 
ried Ellis (dark in 187(i and resides at Lake (^ity, Iowa. Seven 
children were born to them; names are Ethel, Edith, Edwin, 
Ralph, Guy, David and Xeal. 

Olara May, born May 28, 18()0 ; married William Ah, dune 
7, 1881. Thev have four children: Fav, Josie, William, 
David and Leslie McKeen Alt ;' reside at W^illiamsburgh, Iowa. 

Hattie Eleonore^ born August 1(5, 18()4; married I>yron 
Sherbondy, November 3, 1880. They have two chiMrcii. Hazel 
and Claire. 

Hekkietta, born June 5, 18()(j; niarrie I Sei)tend)cr 2t'>, 
1888, to W. E. Daw; reside in Pomeroy ; one child, Margut-r- 
ite, l)orn August, 1896. 

Robert, the third son, died in infancy. 

Joiix, the fourth son, entered the army in tlu> Second Cav- 
alry and served four years, having enlisted as a veteran. He 
served until the close of the war. He then married ^fiss Wil- 
liamson. Thev have two children and I'csidc at Green Sprinu's, 

Savitkl Kexxetii ]\rdvEEN, the fifth son, married Sarah 
Stumbaugh. She onlv lived two years, left one son, Fre Irick. 
She was Imried in (dinton county, Iowa. The second time he 
married .Mrs. Porter. They have five sons and reside at ^[(U-- 
rison, Iowa. • 

Janet, the sixth daughter, married Amos Boynton in 1854, 
in Cdinton county, Iowa. In lsii4, they removed to Sonoma 

82 McKean Genealogies 

countv, C'al.; lived tlu'iv about tiftccu veuvr^ and then removed 
to Pilot Koek, Oreoon, where thev now reside. They h;)st near- 
1\- ilic wlidlc (if their family with diphtheria. They had seven 

William went to California at the ag'e of 20 years, and mar- 
rie 1 there, lie had two children. He was killed by falling 
off of a load of hay. His widow and children reside there now. 

T")().\ALi) enlisted as a private in Co. T, Second Iowa Infantry. 
He was woun<lcil at Fort Donaldson by a niinie ball striking 
him ill the knee. He was honoraldy discduirged in 1803. He 
married Emma Crawford, by whom he had one daughter, 
Xettie. iris wife lived two years and died of tv^hoid fever in 
Adaiii^ county, Iowa. He removed to San Bernardino, Cal., 
where he married a widow and had two children. One of them 
di('(l a few years ago. 

DEA. SAMUEI/ M'KEEX, son of Samuel"' and Agnes Mc- 
Kean, and grandson of John'* and Janet Mclvean, great-grand- 
son of James^ ^Mclvean of Londonderry, Ireland, and great- 
great-grandson of AVilliam^ ^fclvean of Argyleshire, Scotland. 

John,'^ the grandfather of Samuel,^ had three sous: John,^ 
the ancestor of the ]\IcTveens of I^ova Scotia; Robert,'* the Mc- 
Keans of ('ecil county, Md., Huntingdon, Burlington, Troy 
and other parts of Pennsylvania; and Samuel,"* the '^^cTveens 
and McKeans of Acworth, Heering and othei- ])arts of Xew 
Hampshire and Belfast, Afaine. 

Sannud"' McKeen married Janet* Graham, dauahter of Hus;h 

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 Graejne, 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 S. McKeen Emma C. McKeen 

Posterity of John McKcan, of the Emigration of 1718 83 

Graham, and settled in Acworth, X. II. Their cliihlren were 
Hugh, John, Samuel, E^jhraim, 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, where he was deacon of the church. He 
died with his sons in Acworth. Two of his sons, lluiih and 
John, having- settled there about 1784." 

Hugh first married Danford. Their children: 

I. Samuel, who married Polly Clark. 

IT. Hugh, married Hannah — and removed to Lvncld»oro, 
y. H. 

III. D. Daxfori) married Lvdia Page, ddudr issue: (O 
David D., (2) Daniel P., {?>) Isaac, (4) Hugh. 

Hugh married second ^fary Gregg. Children liy tin's union 

I\". William died voung. 

V. J. Calvin married Mindwill Grout and removed to 
Geneseo, ^N". Y. Children are: John C, Mary, William G. 
and Pebecca Amy McKeen. Pebecca A. married Charles Mc- 
Crav and had six children, of whom the fifth (diild is Alice C. 
of St. Paul, Minn. 

YL SoLO^rox ]\rcKKE.\, born 171)5; died in 1S()!>. 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. 

^Ttltox McTveex. born 18:^4: married Emilv King Hay.-, 
born 1845. Their children: Charles Stone ^IcKeen. born 
1807. Emma Catherine Mclveen, born 1875; re<ide in St. 
Louis, ^Fo. 

YII. Maey. married P. Clark. 

YIII. Joanna, married Ditton Cami)bell of Xew York. 

TX. Wn.T.TAM. ( Tlngh ^FcKeen Sr. was a Povolutionary sol- 
dier. See page 104.) 

Joirx McKeen, before coming to Acworth, served in tlie 
Pevolutionarv armv. At the time of his death he was a Pevo- 
lutionarv pensioner. He married iirst "Mary Gregii'. 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." 

84 McKean Genealogies 

I. Samckt. (H(m1 vduiiii'. 

rr. -loii.x iiian'icil Fiiiiiiy I'l'uc and rciii(i\'(Ml to Xow ^ ork. 

III. II 1(111, rciiiiAcd to Xcw ^^•l•k; luai'i'ic 1 Anna ITowe, 
v('ninvc(l to Texas. 

\y . Bktsy, inari'icil Jolin G. ^leTveen, vcnKjved to Xew 

V. PoLLv. dio(l nninarri('(l. 

.Toiix nian'i("(l second ^fartlia Dunn. Children are: 

\1. SA^^ruEL married Polly Brig,lunn. Cliildren: 

1. Marv, first niarriel Lewis O. Beekwilii; ehililren (1) 
Henrv. She married the second time to Henry E. Stickney. 
Children hy this union are (-1) Anunstine W., ( •"> ) Alliert, (4) 
Mary, ( T) ) Cliarles, (0) Orlando. 

2. Samneh He married | Clarissa Spencer. Children are 
(1 ) ^fartha E. ; married Georiie Wallace. 

•'>. John married Sarah A. Brown. Children were: ( 1 ) John 
G., who married Rnth E. vStonshton of Perkinsville, Vt. ; re- 
nio\'e<l to Rnssel eonnty, Kansas, in ISTS and in 1S!>1 to ]\ran- 
hattan, Kansas. Is a farmer and for manv years breeder of 
fancy ])onltrv, and over twentv-five vears a contributor to the 
leadinii' ai>ricnltnral iiapers. Their children are [1] Lanra S. 
She ii'radnated at the Kansas State Agricultural Colleee in 1S0;"> 
and is now enioloveil as an assistant in the same colleuc ; [-1 
Mari>aret Ji.. [:>! Edna A. (■1) Lvnian A. nmrried Julia H. 
Stoughton of Perkinsville, \x. ; removed to Pussell county, 
Kansas in 1878, and to Manhattan, Kansas in 181)0. Has al- 
ways been a farmer and is at present employed as foreman of 
the farm department at the Kansas State Ag'ricultural College. 
His children are [1] Wilber A., \'l^ P,ert]ia L. and \-^>A WaUer. 
f'^*) Dean W., gradnat('(l from Kind)all Cnion Academv, 
187."). Atten(k'd meilical lectures at I^ong Island Colleg" Hos- 
pital, 1876-7. Gradiuited at College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, Keoknk, Iowa, 1S78 and from St. Louis C^ollege Physi- 
cians and Sura'eons in 1888. Commenced i)ractice in Ilnssell, 
Kansas, in ls7'.», and is one of the best physicians in central 
Kansas, and is es])eciallv skille(l in surgerv. He married Ella 
P. Poring: children are \\ I Carl W. and \•l^ Ethel (). (4) 
Annie S. lives with licr liro^li^'r in Pusscdl, Kansas. 

4. Lvdia married Ereeland H(ni))liill. ( "hildren are (1) 
Kathleei'i :\r., (■2') En-ene E., ('?>) Asliton 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 [-1. 

John G. McKeen, Manhattan, Kan. 

Dr. D. W. McKeen 

Posterity of John McKeau, of the Emigration of lUS 85 

5. Martlia E. iiiarri('(l fii-sr ( 'harlc- Wai'il. ( 'liiMr.-ii (1) 
Etta W. She iiiarri('(l sccouil time to .lames II. \\'a\'. One 
child, (2) Emma W. 

(). J. Leavett married Jeannette L. George; still live in 
Ac-worth, X. H. He is a farmer and mechanic. Xd children. 

7. Catherine S. married George E. yonngmaii. ( hil- 
dren, (1) Etta. 

Samuel McKeen. tliii'd son (if Saumcl ami daiict (li'aliam 
McKeen of Belfast Maine, married Jane Eayres. 

Eppiraim, the fonrth son, married Lncy Eavres of ^lerri- 
mae, X. H. They had ten children. Only live lived to grow 
np. They were (1) Xancy, (2) Joseph, (3) Lucy Maria, (4) 
Betsy and (5) John. 

Isaac, the fifth son of Samuel and Janet Graham ^rcKeen, 
was twice married. Ilis first wife was Martha Drew, wlio died 
in 1798, leaving no children. His second wife was Betsey 
Cogswell, of Castine, Maine, who died in 1S,56, aged SO. 

Ja]vet oe Jaxe^ eldest daughter of Samuel and Janet ^fc- 
Keen married Jacob Eames, by whom she had seven diildi-cn: 
Jacob, born 1780; ^Martha, born in 17S2; Al)igail, Imrn in 
1784; John, born in 1780; Samuel, born in 17.'^''^. -Idlin died 
when a year and a half old. Martha died June 2, 17!>2. 

Maktha, daughter of Samuel and Janet McKeen married 
Samuel Free of Searsport, Maine. 

Keziah married Jose])li Eayres, a brother to SanmcTs wife. 

1. Xaxcy ]\r(J\i-:i-:x. daughter of E])hraim and Lucy ^fe- 
Keen, was born in 1801 ; married William Ryan of Belfast, 
Maine; died February 9, 1883. They had eight children: ( L) 
Ann Maria, born July 25, 1820; died 1822^ (2) Clwn'lcs F.. 
boi'ii Xovember 13, 1822; died at the age of cigliteen montlis. 
(3) William Henry, born June 21, 1824; married Sarah Cun- 
ningham, 1840; died at Columbia, Cal., May 1, l^M. (4) 
Lncy E., born December 24, 1825 ; died 1828. '(5) B.. Fraid<lin. 
lyirn January 5, 1828; married Sylvia Ames in 1852, liad one 
son, who died in C^alifornia. His father was lost in the sink- 
ing of the "Central America," ofi" the coast of \'iri;inia wlien 
returning from California in 1857. (0) l>ewi,- II., lioi'ii Xo- 
veml)er -IC:), 1829; married ^fartha Ho])kins, had fixe cliihli'cn: 
Edwin, horn 1845, lives in East 15oston. Ma-s. Adchiidc, 
1857, died. Afaria, lioni I860 lives in nn-toii. Ma". Alice 
l)ni'ii 18()2, died. Maiw, honi l87-'5, li\i'> in h'nst iioston. (7) 
(Jeorge F., born February 11, Ls31; married Ellen P. Mad- 
dock, .March 10, 1802. they have three childre i : all live in 

86 McKean Genealogies 

Belfast, [Maine: Lillian V., born December 12, 1862 ; Lucy E., 
born October 19, 1864 ; Franklin G., bom August 6, 1866. (8 j 
Thomas E., born January 13, 1833; married Lydia S. "Wyman; 
died January, 1863; one son, Thomas E., born March, 1863; 
married 1891 : lives in Lowell, Mass. 

2. Joseph ^IcKeex, son of Epliraim and Lucy McKeen, 
and grandson of Samuel and Janet McKeen, was born July 
17, 1805; married Eliza Holmes, sister of 'TJiram Ilohnes/' 
December 29, 1825; died March 13, 1860; aged 55 years and 
8 months. They had nine children: Ehpraim, James F., 
Ila/acl II.. James F., Eliza ^1., Joseph A., Rhoda M., Emma 
F. and Freddy A. 

Ephraim, born October 13, 1826; married Sarah J. Xicher- 
son of Swanville, Me., Xovember 23, 1851 ; died August 29, 
1869, aged 42 years. They had five children: Isaac, Joseph 
F., Melissa J., Roseoe 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; Epliraim 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. 

(I) RoscoE D., born January 8, 1866; married Xettie S. 
Adams, Lincolnville, Me., December 1, iSiH. Princi|)al of 
Danforth High School, Danforth, Maine. Superintendent of 
Schools, Bridgewater, Mass., and Haverhill, X. H. 

(5) Joh:n^ A., born October 21, 1867: lives in Sv.anville. 
Me. ; by occu^iation 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, ]\le., August 21, 1852: live in 
Belfast, Me.; have eight children: Tiara, Ada, Fre'l, Xellie, 
Eliza, Jose])li. Kaljdi and Mary A. 

('hira, born 1853, married George ^lakcr; hav^ ihree chil- 
dren; ji\-c in ('(luciird, ^lass. 

Ada, hcii'ii 1n55; manded Albert Limckiii : live in Boston, 

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

Xellie, daughter of Hazael, born I860; nuirried William 
Blaze ; one dauohter ; reside in Belfast. 


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1 Aster, Lenox and Tlldwj , 
^ 1908 

R. ]). McKekn, Haverhill, Mass., 

Siipcriiitt'iKient t)t' Sclinnis 

Capt. James F. McKeen 

Julia (Miller) McKeen 

Captain Albert McKeen, 

Who died on shipboard from I'hiladfiphia for 
Genoa. September H. IK75 

Annie L. McKeen 


Fosterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 17 IS 87 

Eliza, Jaughter of Hazael, born lS(i2; married Frank .li'i- 
lison of Brooks, Me.; have four children; reside in IJelfast. 

Joseph, son of Hazael, horn 1S<;4-; iiiari'ied Mi>s Slioles; 
have one son, Harold ; reside in Ikdf ast. 

Harold is a son of Joseph, lialph has no son. 

]lal})li, son of Hazael, born 1868 ; resi;lence Belfast. 

Marv A., dangher of Hazael, born ]S71 ; residence Belfast. 

Ja:mes F., son of Joseph McKeen. horn .Inly 17, ls;M ; mar- 
ried Jnlia Miller, May 1, 18()G ; reside in Belfast, Me. He was 
a member of Co. I, Twenty-sixth Maine Volnnteers; at ]n-eseni 
master of schooner Xellie S. Pickering of Belfast. 

Eliza M., daughter of Joseph, born December 4, l.s')() ; diei 
Jnly -2, 1858. 

J. Albert, son of Jose])h, was born in Swanville, Me., Sep- 
tember 2i), 1830 ; edncated in the common schools of that town ; 
of delicate organization, bnt active teni])erament, his ambition 
led him to follow the sea, which he continned to do successfully 
ni til his death, which occurred September 8, 1875, in latitude 
o7, 43; longitude 31, 35, within two days' sail of the Island of 
I'ayal, on a voyage from Philadelphia to Genoa, Italy, on hoard 
ihe schooner "William Frederick."' Accom])anie 1 by his wife 
and little daughter, Florida 13. Quoting froni the Aroostook 
Re])ublican's corres])ondent, "sickness came after end)arking 
on the homeward voyage and the vessel was left without a com- 
mander. The lifeless form of her ]n'Otector was on board ( and 
was brought home for burial) hut the brave heart of Mrs. Mc- 
Keen rose above the billows of adversity and sunimon- 
inii' to her aid the knowledge of navigation which she 
liad ac(iuired. wliile ont on these ocean \"oyagcs wlili her 
husband, she took command of the vessel and hrought 
her safely into the ])ort from wliicli she sailed." lie wa- 
buried January 15, 1S7<). riie name of his noble and 
accomplished wife was Annie L. Burgess of East T'td- 
fast. She was recently elected General Secretary at the Non- 
Partisan Woman's Temperance Convention of Maine, recently 
held in Belfast. Boda M., married Wm. •] . Dennef. livecl in 
Boston : died abont one vear after nuirriaii'e. 

E.m:ma F., born I)ecend)er 7. 1843,; married .Iame> II. 
Perkins, Mav 22, 18<)!> : have two children living: .Mhei'i IF., 
born Februai'v 25, 1870; Rena, lioi'n Xo\-end>er 22, 1874; .Vmy 
McK., born March 24, 1881, die 1 February 22. 1S85. Albert 
H. married Villa Hockham of Pxdfast, Me.. -Inne is, isid'; by 
oceu])ation a merchant. 

8H McKean Genealogies 

Fkki) a., .sou of Ju^e'])li, Itnni Mi\\ -'1, is.")!; died October 

Lrcv Maiv'ia, (liiuiilitcr (d' Kplirniiii McKccii, married 
Saimiel Ilaiisoii, had tmir sdus and two daniihters: E])hraiin 
folldweil the sea, dieil in SmUh ('aroliiia: ( 'larenee, luarrieil, 
live> ill Oakland, CaL; luihert, dit'd in Belfast, ^le. ; Marv, 
iiiaii'ie 1 John Pierce and resides in Portland, Me. Thev have 
one son, 'jdi<»inas; is a verv successful M. 1). in ( '.alifornia. 
Liicv married — Parsons of Xew York. 

l]i:rsi:v McKkkx married Josiali ( 'urtis of Swanville, ^le., 
Oetoher .!<;, INo-f, bv liev. William Frotliini>hani ; had eiiiht 
children : Frank, horn Oetoher 31, 1835 ; married Kate Hinck 
lev of .Mdiii'oe, Me., Xovemher 1, 1S(>4; two dani>-liters. Rose 
and I>lanclie. Rose married, residence Boston, Mass. Pres- 
cott, hoi'n June 1, IS.'JT; married Januarv 1, 1S(!T, to Amanda 
\ ouiiu, Si'arsport, Ale. ; one son, Lerov, married Lillian Sny- 
dei- of ('olorad(>, at which place he resides. Americus J., Ixn-u 
Api'il 1."), 1 s;!!) ; nnmai'i'ied ; resides in Montvilh', Me. ]\lahlon, 
Itoi'n March 4, 1841; man-ied .Voveraber, iSCili, Ellen Urown 
of Hnrnham, Me.; three hoys, one dauii'hter. Almeda, l)orn 
Fehrnary 11), 1844; married George Flanders of Boston; one 
daughter, married, resides in Massachusetts. Maria, born Aug- 
ust IT, 184G; married Septend)er 12, 1866, Samuel Logan, 
Lawrence, Mass.; has one son, ( 'harles, M. 1)., married Jennie 
Farnsworth of Vermont. He is now in the west. ^laria mar- 
rietl second time Summer L. Warner, Dexter, Me., and .folni, 
born 1s:)l\ died July 5, 186,5. Edward, born May Hi, 18,")4; 
mandcil Kh'a ('ox of Montville, ^le. ; had two sons, ( 'assins S. 
and Staidey. Lludr niotlier died in Maine Hospital,. Portland, 
October n;, ISS!). Fdward, their father, died June 23, 18!)0. 

Joii.x McKkkx, brothei' of Xancy, Jose])h, etc., nnirried 
Elsie Gilbreth of Belfast, had four girls: Alice, Esther, 
]\fai'tha and Lucy. 

Alick nnirried William Card; died young. 

EsTiiKi;, ])(.rn in Pxdfast, Se])temher 6, 1S22; married Sep- 
tend)er 2, 1S4(», to Milton Wyatt, Danvers, Mass.; died Vv'u- 
iMiai'y 1, ISST. She had (dght (dnhlren; seven arc living: 
George F. Wvatt, hoi-n July 16. 1842; conductor on the l>oston 
tV Maine R. R., being in tludr employ twenty-six years. John 
M., born April 30, 1844; agent for the Xew A\)rk Wood and 
Fiber ( o. ; place of business, ( dnitam St., X"ew York. Tighman 
H., liorn May 5, 1846; died at the age of seven years. Alice 
J. Westcott, born September :>(», 1S4,S; residence 51)3 Broad- 

Florida B. McKeen 

Posterity of John McKean, of the. Emigration of 17 IS 89 

way, Brooklyn, X. Y. ; is a widow. I^izzic M. Muiiridiic. horn 
January 21, 1851; residence 27 Bowdoin St., Boston, ^tass. ; 
dressmaker. Charles W., born ]\Iay 12, 1854; Xeedhani, 
Mass.; farmer. Tii>liman H.. hurii March 21, is.")!'.; lucdHKirivp / 

engineer Boston & Elaine Ti. R. Knmui II. dohii,4ion, horn^. Ai)- <rifi^^ u. 
rif 2, 1850 ; X. Y., widow. / ^6 ^'^ \^ ^ ^'^ V^"^ 

Maktha, married D. A. llartwell; three children, two (d' ^ ^ -^ ) 
whom are living: George A., lives in Minnesota, and Carrie \'\^ 
L. lives in Massachusetts. 

Lucy, married Lyman B. Goss in 1847: tli(y had ten chil- 
dren, five of wdiom died in childhood. Of the five living, Ennna 
A. is a machine operator in Boston; residence 14 Austin St., 
Charlestou ; unmarried. Kate F. married B. S. ^^larsters in 
1882; they have two children, Florence ^I., hdrn \i)\c!iil)( r 1, 
1883; Harold IT., horn June 21, ISSO. L\-man E., iiiiiiiarricd ; 
lives in Chicago, 111.; agent for the Cliica<;-o Last and Die Co. 
Irving V. is in the grocery business in Franklin Falls. X. ^T. ff. 
He married Flora B. \Vhittier and have two children, Bernice 
L., horn July CJ, 1886; and a son, horn I)ecend)er .'51. lSil2. 
Aland McKa^n Goss married S. 1). Hedge in 1SS5; one cliihl, 
Alice ]\r., born December 18, 1887; residence in Hrockfon, 

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

Ephraim McKeen, born 1706; died 1848. 

Xancv, !taught(n- (d' Ephraim, died aged 2 vcars, Scptcndier 
:{, 1703.' 

Martha Drew, consort of Isaac, died dune 0. 170S. 

A child of Ephraim, age 18 months, died Septendx'r ."!, 1^(mi. 

Samuel, son of E])hraini, age 5 vears, died Septeinhi-r 24, 

Isaac, son of Ephraim, age 6 years, died Februarv 27. 1m'-"'>. 
Child of Capt. Abner G. McKeen died ^larcii, IsOC. 
Jane, wife of Dea. Samuel McKeen, aged 75, died daiinar\- 
15, ISll. 

Sarah, wife of Abner G. ^McKeen, died ISC",. 
Capt. Isaac McKeen, age 78, died October 2(». is 10. 
Betsey, widow of Isaac, age 86, died Septeinlicr 2'.', 1>.">6. 
James F., son of Joseph, age 3, died Decemhei' 2 1. Is32. 

90 McKean Genealogies 

Frcddv A., son of Joseph, a.2;e 0, died 0('t()l)ev o, 1857. 

Elizii .M.. dantilircr (if Jcxcpli, ;ii:v 21, <> mo., died July 2, 

Joseph Ak'Kecu a,<:e 55, S mo., died March 13, 1860. 

Xathaiiiel P. McKeeii, son of Captain Aimer G. AlcKeen, 
dii'd in Inwa in 1 S63. 

Eplii'aiui. s(Mi (if Joseph, aii'e 4-2. 11 nio., <iiel Septendjer o. 

Alhert, son of Joseph, age 35, 11 nio., died September 8, 

Eli/a M., wife of Joseph, aged 82 years, 10 months: died 

October 16, 1887. 

Abner G., son of Capt. Abner G. :\[eTveen, died in Crawford 
county, Mo. 

Fred Staples, son of Khoda AIcKeen. 

Starrit P. ^IcKeen, son of Abner G. ^NfcKeen, died in Jef- 
ferson colUlTV, ^lo. 

Amv McK. Perkins, danglifer of Emma, died Eebruary 22, 
1885. ' 

Sarah McEcen Ibdmcs, wife of Hiram Ib.lmcs, ])orn in Pnd- 
fast :\rar(di 27, 1S()4: died :\iarcli 11, lSi»7. 

Emma (AIcEeen) Perkins, born in Sanville, ^b'., Decem- 
ber, l8-t4: died in Belfast, Alav 21. 

Rhola { McEee-O Ee-net, died in IJoston, was buried in 

Cai'iaix Ai'.XKK Gri.mks ^[cKeen, son of Dea. k-amnel and 
Janet Graham McEeen of Belfast, ^faine, marriecl ^Ti^s Sarah^ 

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 fir^,t 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 tf 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 remarl^ed 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 McKcan, of the Emigration of 1718 !»1 

Patterson. She was the youngest daughter of Xathaniel Pat- 
terson. I^ine ehihlren were born to them in Belfast, Maine, 
fours sons and iive daughters. One son died in infancy. Sons' 
names: Xathaniel Patterson, Ahner Grimes and Starrit Pat- 
terson McKeen ; daughters, Jane, Hannah, Eliza and Sarah. 
]\Ir. ]\[eKeen followed the sea up to the time of the loss of his 
vessel which was Tlriven ashore during a terrible storm some- 
where along the coast of Maine or Massachusetts. Tlis second 
son, Abner, being with him at the time was vcrv nearly 
drowned. Mrs. McKeeu died in 1813. After a while he went 
to Xew York, leaving his family in Belfast. One <»f his boys, 
Xathaniel, lived for awhile with his grandmother Patterson. 
^\y. ^IcKeen married the second time^ and lived about one year 
after and died and was buried in Xew York. Two of his sons, 
Xathaniel and Abner, were with him during his sickness and 
death. Xot 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 wdiile, they purchased a skiff and floated down the Ohio 
river to the Mississip])i, thence up the Mississi]i])i to St. Louis, 
Mo., where they remained until about the year 1S20, wlieu they 
enlisted in the United States Regular Army and were as- 
signed to C'apt. Biley's company of the regiment of infaurry 
commanded liy Ool. 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 Fort 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 anl was entirely swe])t away by 
the freshet of 1821. Col. Leavenworth then selected a new site 
n]ion the bluffs on the same side of the river (Xebraska 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. ^fc- 
Iveen was discharged under general orders to reduce the cmn- 
maml. Xathaniel and A])ner served five years, the full term 
of enlistment and after honorable discharge they, in conijiauy 
with several others who were discharged at the same rime, went 
down the river to St. Louis, Mo., thence down to rlieir liforher 
Starrit's, who had marrie<l and settled in Jeff'erson cniiiity. Afo. 

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

f>2 McKean Genealogies 

Xaiii A.\ iKi. McKkax. iiiari'icil Miss Alary Ann, daughter 
of ( 'iiniclins MeGlotlilin' or .Mcl.oniihlin^ of Sunrli Carolina. 
'Mr. .Mc(il(itlilin rcnidvod to Ivonrnckv, scrrlinii- in Madison 
ciiunry. where his (hniiihter, !Marv Ann, \va< horn. His next re- 
moval was t(i Wasliiniiton county, Al(»., ahont the year 1S2-1 or 
18:2,"). where his (hini;hter, Mary Ann, married Xathaniel Afe- 
Keaii ahdiit rlie year 1<S28. They settled in Washingrdn cdunty, 
]\In., ami lixcil there nntil 1835, when they rem(»ve(l to ( 'ole 
county, Mn. Mi-. McGlothlin\ his father-in-law, also removed 
to ("ole county ahout the same time. Children of Xathaniel 
and .Mary .Vim Mclvean are : 

Sarah Jane, horn October 18, 1830; married George Holt. 

West Harris, born Jannary 2, 1832; nnmarried; 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- 
covored 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 g^ a specimen of the work of wiiich there are e.xtracts in the trans- 
actions of the 'lona 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 moth&r 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 i.nchlan. son of Ror:e. was mother of GMle 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 horn 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 orhe's d'ed in infancy. His wife died and he married the second 
time to Mary Ann Rickerson, ten children by th's union: Sally. 
Rachel. Susan, Lucinda, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Rilla, Charles 
and Harris. 

Posterity of John McKcan, of the Emigration of 17 IS 93 

Starrit Patterson, liorii Fchnuiry 28, lS:i:>; married Addie 
Heiidrix ; died in California. 

Cornelius, born Jnly 18, 1834:; married May S, isr)2, ti) 
Xancy Ann McCnlley. 

^largaret Elizalieth, born Se])t(Mnl»er 2'.t, 18:]."); marrie(l .Tdlni 
H. Koberts. 

Lucinda, born December 17, iNoO ; married -lames Miner. 

Mary Ann, born March 25, 1838 ; married David li. Umiine. 

James !N^ewton, born in 1840; died in same year. 

Xathaniel Jasper, born Fel)rnarv !), 1811 ; marrie 1 Dai-riiida 

George Washington, born October 24, 1813; married ^Irs. 
Sarah Ganl. 

William Jackson, born April 5, 1845; ])i'ivate of ( d. A., 
Twenty-third Iowa Volunteers, died in the army. 

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

1. S.VRAH Jane, daughter of Xathaniel and Alary Ann Me- 
Kean, married George Holt; residence Louisburg, ]\Io. Eleven 
children were born to them : Eliza Jane, Margaret, Mary A. 
(died aged four years), Lydia (died at the age of seven), 
Lizzie, Delia, Xapoleon, Xewton Jas])er, George W., Jame-^ 
II. H. (died aged 12 years), Larkin (died aged 2 years). 

Eliza Jane, eldest daughter of George and Sarah Jane 
Holt, married William Philli])s ; reside in Morgan counry. .\ro., 
on Little Buffalo Creek, near River View. Their children are: 
Mary, Sarah, Ellen, William II., Margaret, Starrit, John, ^^i('- 
toria, Hansford, Sanford and Edna. 

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

George W. was twice married; have four children. 

Xewton J. married Afiss Jackson; one chill, a danghter. 
His wife died and he married the second time to Miss Jacks,. n, 
sister to liis first wife. He is by occu])ation a successfnl mer 
chant ; residence Louisburg, Mo. 

Lizzie marrie(l James Kirk; resi(h'nce rrhaiia, I)all;i-- conn- 

ty, :\io. 

Delia married S. J. Alahaft'ey; on(> diild. a son Bertie L. ; 
residence Urbana. 

2. West Harris McKeax, the second cdiihl of \;\ihaniel 
and Alary Ann McKean, born Ja.inucry 2. 1832; removed with 
his father to Dallas county, Iowa, in 1848. He assisted in 
building' tlie first saw mill in tliat conntv, known as tlie "Smith 

94 McKean Genealogies 

aii<l Owens Mill." Soon after in iS-tU, lie and his brother 
Srarrit, crossed the plains to California. Harris has followed 
niininii' there ever since; ( umnan-ied ). 

?>. Starrit Patterson, born Fehniarv 2S, 1833 removed 
with his father and family to Dallas county, Iowa, in 1S4S; 
went to California with his brother Harris in l!S4U, where ho 
enuaiictl in the mining business for a while, finally bought out 
a luiiiber manufacturer, mill, tind)er and ox teams. Sold out 
and bought a farm. He married Miss Addie Hendrix; one 
child was born to them, a sou, 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 lars'e number of his brother Odd: Fellows from the city be- 
ing present. 

4. Cornelius McIvean, son of Xathauiel and Mary Ann 
McXean, born July 18, 1834, removed with his father and fam- 
ily to Dallas county, Iowa, in 1S4S. He was at the first saw 
mill raising in the county, wdiich 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 I^ancy Ann McCulley. 
daughter of Samuel and Catherine McCullev,'^ ^May 8, 18.52. 
Xine children were born to them: Alarv Jane, Sedora, Eve, 
John, Albert, Jas])er W., Anna, Evan C. and Roscoe C. 

Kva, daughter of Cornelius and Xancy Ann ^fcTvean, grad- 
uated at the Jefferson Xornuil 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 {loas) also called Aulay." Al- 
though this has, "upon good grounds been presumed to be" the correct 
descent, it ha? 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 ^McKeax 

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Cornelius Homer Lyon, 

A Grandson of thi- Autlior of this Genealogy 

Posterity of John McKean, of Ike Immigration of 1718 95 

teacher. She married August 1, 1894, to Mr. Alva Kllswi.vtii 
T yon, son Tsaae P. and Marv (Terrell) Lyon (hoth oi Scoich 
descent). T'hoy have one child, Cornelins Homer Lyon. 

John, son of ('. and X. A. McKean, was hy (iccui>ati(iii a 
brick manufacturer. He enlisted as private, Co. K, 'i'hin! 
Reg-iment, T. X. G. May 0, 1SS9; corporal June 27, 1892; 
company transferred to Co. T>. PV)nrtli llegiment April W, 
1892; secoml lieutenant May 29, 1893; first lieutenant A})ril 
18, 1894; captain May 21, 1898; mustered into United States 
service S])anish-American War as captain Co. B. Fifty-second 
llegiment Infantry, Iowa Volunteers, May 25, 1898; mustered 
out October 30, 1898; captain Co. B, Fifty-second Begiment 
I. X. G. March 9, 1899. He married ^Mi'ss lona Vonng of 
Grand Junction, Iowa; one son, 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 Liliie Latimar of Yale, 
Iowa. He was for several years a very successfid numufacturer 
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 ]\IcKean, 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 secretary of the Barber's Union. 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, Iowa, September 1900, where he ('(intiiineil to 
follow his trade until his sickness and death, Jannai'y 2r), 1!H)1. 

Anna, daughter of Cornelius and Xancy Ann ^icKean, 
taught several terms of school and then turned her attentinn to 
the millinery business under the firm name of ]\IcKean ati'l 
McCool, she followed this business until her niai'riagc Felti-n- 
ary 2P>, 1895, to Homer C. Donaker, merchant of .lolley, Iowa. 
They had one child, a son, McKean Donaker, who dicil in in- 

Evan, son of Cornelius and Xancy Ann McKean, was a youth 
of briiiht prondse. honest, truthful and industrious, en lowed 
with great musical talent. At the age of tw(d\-e years he wa?^ 
elected secretary of the I. (X G. T. of Alton Lodge, of which 
he was a member. He loved and sei'ved God in all the days of 
his life, and died at his home near Perry, Iowa, Wednesday, 
Xovend)er 7, ISSS, ai;'e(l tifteen x'ears. 

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Roscot' ('., vounjii'sr son <jf ('(U'lU'lius and Xaiicv Ann Mc- 
Kean, is a l)arber l)_v occupation and is now engaged in that 
Imsincss in INti'v, Iowa. He marric 1 in ( 'onncil Bhiffs, Iowa, 
.hilv :>. 1 !)!)(», to Olive Van Gilder. 

^larv Jane and Sedora, the two eldest daughters of C\3rnelius 
and Xancv Ann McKean, died in infancy. 

Ml'. McKcan was a private in ('o. E, Foui'rli Iowa Infantry 
ill till' ( "i\"il War, and a ca])tain in rlic Iowa militia. 

'). ^largaret Elizabeth, daughter of Xathaniel and Mary 
Ann McKeaii, born September 2'.», is;}."); married John H. 
Roberts; four children were born to them, Harris, George 
Mary A. E. and Laura. 

Harris married Eva Spauldin ; children: John L., ^lary, 
Marian, ( harles H., Alartha E., Arniinia, Irwin and Ralph 
Mac, ^lary and Marian, twins, and Irwin died in infancy 

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

6. Luciiida, daughter of Xathaniel and Alary Ann Mc- 
Kean, liorn I )ccciiibcr 17, 183G ; married -lames Minor; five 
children were born to them: William E., Mary .1., Thomas X., 
David X. and Peter C. 

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

]\rary J. died in infancy. 

Thomas X. die(l at the age of three years. 

David X. Minor married April 10, l.s!t2, to Alary Wood- 
worth. Tliev have three children: Thomas O., Belle and Lu- 
cinda L. 

Peter ( '. ^Fiiior married Ola A. Sanders; one son, Clyde. 

James Minor was born aii<l raised in Ohio. He came West 
when in the prime of manhood an 1 marriod and settled in 
Dallas counry where he lived for several years. His last re- 
moval was to Greene county, Iowa where he hwikmI a good farm 
and was a very successful farmer. 

7. ^larv A., daughter of Xathaniel and Alary Ann ^Ic- 
Kean, born Alarch 2."), 1S;>S; married David II. Bonine. Their 
children : Lucinda, a very successful teacher and artist, mar- 
ried Ely Hunn. One child, a daughter, F'lorence, resides in 
Des Moines, Iowa. 

Alanford, a very successful school teacher, married Miss ]\lur- 
ray. One child, Ral])h. 





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Mr. and Mrs. Homer C. Donaker 

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ters : Klberta ^Mav and Leconie Grace; both gradiiateil in the 
Los Angeles, ("ah, schools and arc now teaching in that state. 
2. Lkvi, the vonngest child, niarrieil Miss Addie Bradley 
and have children: Earnest, Hazel ami Harrv, who died \\\ 

Abk^ek Grimes McKeax, second son of Captain Abner G. 
and Sarah Patterson McKeen, was born in Belfast, Me., came 
west and enlisted in the army as lias already been stated. He 
married hrst Miss L. GihiKire, and had one son, Starrit P., 
wliu married Rhoda Tash, and had one cliild. He was acci- 
dentally drowned. ]Mr. ^IcKeen's second wife was Dorkas 
Woolsey by whom he had seven children: Eliza, Xathaniel, 
Hannah, Ellennor, Sarah Jane, Aimer G. and, Catherine. Of 
these — 

Eliza, mai'ried George Mathas and had cliildren. He died 
in the Union army some time dnring the ('ivil War. She and 
her children were living in Crawford connty, ^Nfo., the last ac- 

X.rj'iiA.NiKL married and has sons and dauiihters. 

Hannah married ^Yilliam Walker and lives on Coataway 
creek, ('rawford comity. 

Ellexxor was twice married. Her first hnsband <li('(l and 
she married George Seltzer, a photogra]dier. 

AiiMKi; married and removed to Washiniiton territorv. 

Sarah Jaxe married and removed to Arkansas. 

Mr. ^IcKeen di(Ml at his home in Crawford county, ^fo., and 
is buried there. 

Si-Ai;i;ri' Pattersox ^IcKeex, son of Capt. Abner G. and 
Sarah (Patterson) AIcKeen, 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 
Tefferson county, ^\c. Their children: Abxer, jA:NrEs, Wil- 
liam. lliuAAi, Egbert. Starrit P. accidentally shot himself 
while on a visit to his friends in loAva. 

Isaac died at the age of seven years. 

Nathaxiel died in infancy. Abxer died at the age of 24 
(unmarried). Lici.xda. Sophia C. died aged 24 (unmarried), 
Sarah, ^Marv Jaxj: and Hax.xao. 

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


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Daniel S. Simpson, 

ArijutaiiL of the Twi-iity-sixth Maine Kegiment and Kirst Lieutenant 
of Company H., fSecond Maine Cavalry. 

Posterity of John McKean, of the Emigration of 171S 99 

LuciNDA married Charles Cook; children of LueiiuUi and 
Charles Cook are: Julia, Iva and Ilattie. William went to 
California and died there. 

HiEAM married Martha Baker. Robert enlisted in the Tnion 
army in 1862 and was killed in battle near Vicksbnrii'. Sarah 
married Charles Xelson ; two children were born to them. One 
died at the ae'e of seven vears ; the other, Marv, was bv occu- 
pation a teacher. Elizabeth died in infancy. Mary Jane mar- 
ried (). C. Harney. Nine children were born to them: ( 'n- 
rinda, a school teacher; Freddie, lioy, Calista and others, 
names unknown to writer. Hannah McKeen married Josiah 
Xull, reside in Phelps county, Mo., near Holla. 

Mary, his wife, died and Mr. McKeen married the second 
time to Mrs. Ware, by whom he had two children, Hui>h am! 
Hellen. Hellen married J. B. Crews and have three chihlren : 
Bertha J., Oracle B. and Carrie. 


Jaxe, daughter of Ca^it. Abner 0. and Sarah Patterson ^fc- 
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 ami 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 boanl 
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 11. 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 tpiick 
sands, April 11, 1876. Mr. Simpson went to Nicaragna in 
1866, and was employed some four years in the Chentailcs gold 
mines, erecting quartz machinery and in 1870 settled in Ma- 
nagua and engaged in the cultivation of coffee." 

Daxiel S. Simpson enlisted in the Twciity-sixrli Maine Reg- 
iment and was commissioned adjutant and served nntil rlic -nr- 
render of Port Hudson in 1863. His term of enlistment having 
expired, he immediately re-enlisted in the Second ]\laine Cav- 
alry, a new regiment and was commissioned first lieutenant of 
Co. H and went directly to New Orleans and served in I lie le- 
]iartment of the gulf, nntil mustered oiii at I5arrancas, Fla., 
December 8, 1865, General Thomas J. McKean being in com- 
mand of the post at that time. Mr. Sinijison married Sarah 

100 McKean Genealogies 

Xichols of Searsjxirt, Me. Two children: Howard and Ida. 
Ida married Dr. Knowls. 

Sakaii Simpson married Geo. ( 'mniiniilunn, Jaiiiiarv 9, 
1845 ; have one chihl, a son, Oscar F. He graduated from 
Bowdoin (V)llei>e in the class of ISGU, and is a lawyer and 
Judge of Prohate for Hancock county, Me. He married Flor- 
ence Woo(hiiaii of Bucksport, Me., Octoher 31, 1879. They 
have two cliildrcii, Tlieodore and ^Fargaret. 

Hakkikt married ('apt. Wilson ('. Xichols of Searsport, 
September 14, 186G. 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. Xichols died while 
on a voyage to Val])araiso, South America, 1881. 

Haxxah married James Bicknell. They had one child, a 
daughter, Marv. Mrs. Bicknell died when Mary was four years 

!Mary Bicknell married James Barker. Tlicy settled in 
Pasedana, ( 'al. ; 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. 

Jfliett married John P. Ames; two daughters, Dasie and 
Gertrude. Gertrude married Paul B. Hazeltine, removed to 
Los Angeles, Gal., where she died. Dasie married and removed 
to Chicago. 

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

Sarah^ youngest daughter of Capt. Abner G. and Sarah Pat- 
terson ^fcTveen, married Hiram ITolmc^s. Four children: 
Bozilla, ^fartlia, Sarah and Alonzo. 

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

RoziLLA married Capt. Frank Cunningham and have chil- 
dren: Herbert, Charles, Fred, and Frances (who died young 1, 

Alonzo married Eliza Whitier. 

Sarah ^L, residence Belfast, Maine. 

The following appeared in the Belfast papers: 

"Mrs. Sallie TLdmes, one of the oldest residents of the town, 
<lie(l at lici- home in this citv, ^Farch 11. She was liorn in Bel- 

Elisa Gilmore Sarah McKeen (Holmes) 

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Posterity of John McKean, of the Emiffration of 1718 101 

fast, March 27, 1804, and was the dauiihter of ('ai)t. AUiier 
and Sarah ]\[eKeen and grand(lanj>litcr of Deacon Samnol ]\Ic- 
Keen, one of the hrst settlers of the town. She was the hist 
of a family of nine children and the mother of fonr childre,!, 
three of whom survive her: Mrs. R. J. C'unnini>'ham of Ev- 
erett, ^lass., A. H. Holmes, of 3Ielrose, j\Iass. ; and Sarah ^I. 
Holmes, who has cared for her. She also leaves fonr g-rand- 
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, ^[arch 1-1, 
at three o'clock, the Rev. C. H. Wells of the Universalist church 

Janet (Graham) McEeen 

Janet or ''Jane, wife of Dea. Samuel Mclveen, was a su- 
perior woman of strong common sense and earnest piety, a lady 
endowed with beauty and accom]Jishments which fitted her to 
move in an elevated sphere and her memory was ever cherished 
by her descendants, my mother es])ecially, 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 s]ioke with a slight Scotch accent, and 
with ever a smile and a kind word for all. She died January 
15, 1811, aged 75 years." (Her remains are at rest in the old 
burial place in Belfast, Maine.) From a letter of ^fiss 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 wdiich she bore a conspicuous part. She was then abour 
eight years of age. There are two drawbridges across the Pe- 
nobscot river for vessels to pass through, and Satinicl McKeen, 
our great-grandfather, resided on a farm near the ui)i)er bridgi'. 
brother lived with her aunt, ^Frs. Aver:=;, in the next liouse. Bel- 

102 McKean Genealogies 

fast was then l)ut sparsely jJopiilatcMl, and wlieu the inhaliitaiirs 
learned the eneniv 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 wonld hnrn the town, but 
Sannicl ^IcKeen and his daughter (^Nfrs. Ayers) and Ephraim 
A! ('Keen (-(mid not be in(hiced to leave their home, so stood 
their grdiind. In a short time three vessels were seen coming 
11]) the river, which ])roved to be an English frigate and two 
transports. About seven hundrc^d troops landed and marched 
through the town, came to the up])er 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. ^I other had to drive a cow 
to and from the ]>asture every day, and she was obliged to pass 
the red coated sentinel. She was very much afraid of him, 
an:l when the cow got her eye on the scarlet coat she raised her 
tail in the air and rnn for life with mother following close to 
her heels. The soldier laughed heartily, and on her return from 
the ]iasture 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 
imjuilsive Yankees were now thoroughly aroused and raising ii 
company of volunteers from Belfast and adjoining towns. 
armed with pitchforks and every rvailable weapon they could 
])rocure 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 cam]) of the enemy, and 
as the night was very dai'k and cloudy, not a star visible, and 
supposing they w^ere surrounded by a large army, obeyed the 
summons to retreat with alacrity and accom])anied by the exult- 
ant shouts of our little band of ]iatriots, who forced them across 
that phtnk single flle double (juick. 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 lOIi 

Robert McKean 

Robert McKean^ born December 25, 178 — ; died N^ovem- 
l)er 11, 1852. Sarah, his wife born Xovenil)er 28, 17S>.'>; <li<'<l 
Augnst 21, 1853. Chihlren of Roberf and Sarah ]\[cKeaii are: 

Leonard, born December 0, 1818, at Salem, X. II.; mar- 
ried Angeline Dickey, April 2, 18-10, at Deering, X. II. She 
was born rebruary 15, 1817, at Deering; died at same place 
Jnly 24, 185(3. He married later Mrs. Eliza Parkinson. 

Elbridge G. McKean, born August 80, 1816, at Deering; 
married Xancy J. Colbv, April, 184(3. She was born Eebruary 
(3, 1828, at Henniker, X. H. ; died November 26, 186;}, at Man- 
chester, X. H. ; married H. F. Colby in 1871. 

Sarah Adeline (McKean) Smith, born March, 1821, mar- 
ried Jonas G. Smith. She died October 81, 1887. ITei- hus- 
band lives in Boston. Children of Leonard and Angeline ^Ic- 
Kean : Charles Sydney, born ^Lirch 1, 1841, at Deering; mar- 
ried July 4, 1866, at ]\Lnichester. Eliza, his wife, was born 
in Francestown, Julv 7, 1888. 

Eliza Jane, born May 23, 1848, 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 fhmuary 28, 1S47, in Deer- 
ing; married July 4, 1878, E. Payson French. 

Viena Dickey, born October 11, 1848, in Deering; died 
September 2t), 1867, at Manchester. 

William Dickey, born (^':'tober 6, 1850, in Deering; diel 
June 15, 1873, at Manciiester. 

Robert Edgar, born December 16, 1852; marrie<l duly 4, 
1883, Hellen M. Colby, born in Deering, February 24, 1S5<). 

Leonard Alexander, born Xovember 8, 1855. at T^eering. 

Elbridge G. and Xancy McKean; their (diildriMi: 

John Orin, born March 30, 1847; died :\hirch .'50, 1847. 

Ellen E. McKean, born December 6, 1849. 

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

Sarah Adaline French, born February 8, 1857 ; married June 
1, 1880 ; died January 2, 1888. G. Ed. French. (Jrace Isabel, 
born May 31, 1863 ; died August 10, 1863. Children -d" Jonas 
G. Smitu and his wife Sarah A. McKean are: Florence A.. 
born October, 1848; married Robert R. Ilarnion, January. 

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Hkv. W. E. C. Smith. Itoru May, IS,")?; uiarricd June, 1886, 
Grace Snell ; residence lioston. 

Grandchildren of Leonard and Aniieline JJickey McKean : 
Charles S. McKean, Eliza Dodge, born June 1^, 1874. 

Children of Angeline and Payson French: Frank French, 
born Febrnarv, 1880; Aniv French, born in 18^52. 

Children of Robert E. and Hellen ( .M. Colby) McKean: H. 
Gertrude, born October 25, 1883; died July Ici, 1884; Arthur, 
born December 1(3, 1884. 

George and ( 'larence, born Fel)rnarv 27, ISSIi. Ella Ber- 
nice, born A])ril 28, 1892 (died same date). 

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

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

(Continued from page 83.) 

Hugh McKeex, 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 com])any from Acworth, X. II. His 
colonel was Timothy Bedell. They occupied a fort near ^fun- 
treal, called the Cedars. Col. l>edell left his men in charge of 
Alajor 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 iheiii, and they wei'c compelled to run 
the gauntlet. The small nund)er who esea])ed, found refuge 
at Crown Point. Later in life Mr. McKeen was granted a i)en- 

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C. McKeax, Esq., OetolKM- 20, iS'.tG. 

Peri'}', Iowa. 

My Dear Sir: 
In answer to yonr recent letter, I am liaj)])}' to reply tliai 
yon have my fnll ])ermission to copy the genealogical ])ortions 
of my McKean work and as much of the historical matter as 
you may wish, in your forthcoming work entitled the ]\IcKeau 
Clans. (Changed to ^McKean Genealogies.) And wishing you 
every success in vour undertakine;, I remain, 

Yours very truly, 


■nVILLIAM'^ McKEAX, third son of James^ McKean of 
Londonderry, Ireland, and grandson of William^ McKean <>f 
Argyleshire, Scotland, emigrated from Ballymduey, ('(lunty 
Antrim, Ireland, to Chester county, Pa., in 1727. 

The children of ''William'' and Susannah, his wife, aooea 's 
in her will, dated Decemher 28, 1730, on ])ages eight and 
nine of Hon. Roberdeau Buchanan's McKean Genealogy, a- 
follows : 

i. Willi A.M^ McCaix 

ii. Thomas^ McCain"* 
To whom she devises her land in equal ]>arts. 

iii. Barbara Murkaii. her daughter. 

iv. John Craghton, her son, also spelled Creagliton [per 
haps hy a former marriage]. This son died in I)ecend)er, 1731. 
In his own will he signs his name Crighton, and mentions his 
brothers. William anl Thomas McKane. Sister Barbara Mur- 
ray, to whom he left his plantation, and ]\fargaret. 

V. Margaret married to John Henderson, wlinm ^Susannah 
^icCain alludes to as her son-indaw. 

vi. Ja:\ies ^r< Kkax is mentioned, wlm ina\- have been an- 
other son. 

^WiLLiAM^ *McKean, the eldest son. was hern in Ireland in 
1707. He is mentioned, together with his brother -Thomas'* in 

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

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relation to a eonsidi'i-able dispute alxnit some land in Xew Lon- 
don township. He married Letitia Finney, dani>hter of Rob- 
ert and Dorothea Finney of Thunder Hill, who died in 1742. 
He remained in Xew London and ke])t an inn in what is now 
Catham until 1T4L Tn this year, Thomas MeKean, brother 
of William, purtdiased a tavern and was licensed to keej) an inn 
at Tredyffren. At the beg'inning' of the Revolution he owned 
prop(M-ty at Carham. In 1745, William AIcTvean removed to 
Londonderry, succeeding James Logan as tavern keeper there, 
and married the widow Anne Logan, who died in 1751. 
William ^leKean died Xovemher IS, 1709, aged 65 years, ac- 
cording to Levi McKeen's manuscript. (The History of Lon- 
don lerrv 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.) AVilliam McKean left issue (so far as known) 
by his first wife, Letitia Finney.^ 

i. Robert,''^ 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 Andjoy, by his brother Thomas. - 

ii. Tii():mas,'''' born March li», 1734, of whom presently. 

iii. Dorothea,^ married John Thompson of Delaware, and 
h:i'1 Tho:mas; McKeax. 

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

2. Ei.izABETir married C^olonel William McKennan, re- 
moved to Washington, Pa., and had : 

Thomas ]\L'Kean THo:\rpsoN McJvennan, member of ( 'on- 
gress 1831-i), '41-3 ; Secretary of Interior. IS.IO; resigned. His 
eldest son, William McKennan, is now V. S. ("ircuit Judge, 
Third Circuit. His son, John I). ^IcKeiinau, Fscj., is a mem- 
ber of the Pittsburgh bar. 

iv. W^ti.eiam.'' 

The Finney Family 

RoHKHT FiN'NEY, bom iu Ireland about 1668; came to Amer- 
ica with his wife Dorothea and children as early as 1720, and 
settled in Xew London township, ( 'hester 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; X. J. Archives. 1st 8er., ix 338. 340; A 
CoUeclion of Amer. Epitaphs. Rev. Timothy Alden, N. Y.. 1814, V. No. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 107 

chased of Michael Harhiii in 1722, the 'I'liuiidcr Hill iract of 
!)00 acres, for which a patent was ^raiite 1 to him Aiiiiust 4, 
17-'5."5. Tradition savs that ho was one of the (h'femh'rs of Lon- 
donderry, and at the battle of the Boyne, lGi»0, was If^ft for dca 1 
on the field. He recovered, dreamed of the land he was to 
purchase, emigrated to America and recogiiized it when he saw 
it. He was a ruling elder in the Elk river Presbyterian con- 
gTegation, now known as the Rock church, Afaryland, and lie 
first ruling elder and chief founder of the Xew I>ondoii Pres- 
byterian church in Chester county. He died in Alarcdi. 17."),"), 
aged 87. Dorothea Finney died ]\lay 17r)2, aged S2. They 
are buried in the grave yard at Thunder Hill. Tiieir children 
so far as known are: 

i. John settled in Xew Castle, Delaware; coloncd of a reg- 
iment of Xew Castle county ; uuirried Elizabeth French. After 
her death, he married Sarah Pichardson, and died ]\rarch-A])ril, 
1774, leaving at least four children, of whom the eldest was 
David Finney, a lawyer at Xew Castle and Justice of Supreme 
Court of Delaware for Xew Castle. 

ii. PoBERT^ })hysician, who inherited Thunder Hill, died 
about 17S2. 

iii. Lazarus married Catherine Siuntnton; died ahont 
1740, and left issue. 

iv. Letitia married William ^NIcKean, father of Governor 
Thomas McKean as above notel. 

V. Wili,ia:m married Jane Stephenson, died 17.'")1: left 

vi. Thomas married Mary — ; died alxuit 1707; left issue. 

vii. A:s^N married John ^rcClenachan of Xew London. 

108 McKean Genealogies 

From Roberdeau Buchanan's McEean Family 

Posterity of William McKean^ the emigrant 17 zj 

I. Thomas McKean. 

The snl;)jeet of this biogra})hy^ was the son of William ^Ic- 
Kean and Letitia Finney of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was 
Ixini in New London township, Chester county, Pa., March 11>, 
17-'>4, old style. After an elementary instruciiou 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 C^ommon 
Pleas, a situation which enabled him to learn the ]iractice 
while he was studying the theory of the law. 

So great w'as the reputation that Mr. McKean acquired in 
his youth liy his industry and talents that before he had attained 
the age of twenty-one years, he was admitted- 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 Philadelydiia. In 1758, A])ril 17, he was 
admitted to the bar of the Su])reme Court of the province of 
Pennsylvania. " " ^ He afterwards went to England and 
studied at the Middle Temple beiijg admitted there May 1'. 
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 ju-int the laws passed sub- 

1. The basis of this biography is Sanderso7i'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 Sander?on's Lives, yet the extracts from that work form 
but a small portion of the presant 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. 

Signer of the Declaration of Independence. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 10i> 

sequent to 1752, a dutv which thev speedily and satisfactorily 
executed. In the same year Mr. McKean first end)ark('(l in th" 
stormy sea of ])olitics, which he continued to lii'a\c for nearly 
half a century. In October, 17(52, he was elected a iiiciid)ir of 
the Assembly from the county of Xewcastle, an I was aiiuiialh 
returned for seventeen successive years. So miu-li 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 residii.j/ 
in Phi]adel]diia. He still, however, retained his house in Xew 
castle. Finally on the first of October, 177l>, on the day -if 
the general election in Delaware, declining the honor of further 

On Thursday, the twenty-first day of July, 17<')-"5, .Mi-. Mc- 
Kean was married to Miss Mary Borden, eldest child of Col. 
Joseph Borden of Bordentown, X. J. She and her sister Ann, 
who married Francis liopkinson, were said to be two of the 
most beautiful ladies in Xew Jersey.^ * * * 

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 prosjierity. 
''The sun of liberty is now set," said Charles Thompson, "you 
musr light up the candles of industry and economy." To aven 
(he tljreaiciied 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 in a <lutiful and 
lo^al manner, represent the condition of affairs to the king and 
parliament. To this distinguished body Thomas ]\IcKean was 
ek-cted a member from the three lower counties on the Hela- 
ware. V\)(n\ re])orting to the Assembly at Xewcastle, Wr. Mc- 
Kean and Mr. Rodney received a unanimous vote of thanks of 
that house for their services. Mr. ^IcKean, writing to John 
Adams, 13th of June, 1812, mentions that he is the only sur- 
vivor of the Stamp Act Congress.^ 

Tn October, 1772, Mr. McKean was unanimously (decfed 
S)jeaker of the House of Assembly of Delaware. lie writes to 
Mr. Adams that he was unanimously elected, air hough only six 
of the mendiers wei*e Whigs. "^ 

The ''Tea Act," so kmtwn, whicli went into effect a yc^ar later, 
aroused more indignation tlian the Stamp Act. The Delaware 
House of Representatives referreil the nnitter to a connnittee 

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 J\Ir. ^IcKeaii WAi^ ehairiiian. On Deceiulicr 10, 1773, 
the tea was thrown overboard in Boston.^ When the Boston 
Port Bill was passed in ^Larch, 1774, closing the port of Bos- 
ton, the cdldnics sent for aid for the sufferers in that city. The 
Delaware letter was signed by Caeser Rodney, Thomas Mc- 
Kean and George Bead,^ and at a meeting of citizens held at 
Newcastle, June 21), 1774:, a committee of thirteen was ap- 
]iointed to solicit contributions for the sufferers, among the 
iiK inhcrs hciiig Thomas McKean, George Bead and John Mc- 

About this time, Mr. ]McKean met with a serious atiiiction 
in the death of his wife, on Friday, the twelfth of March, 
1773,-'^ at half-past eleven o'clock, in the twenty-ninth year of 
her age,"* 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 Pcniisi/I raiiia Gazette of March 17th. She was 
buried on the Sunday following, in the burial grounds of Im- 
manuel church, TvTewcastle. Not long after this event, either 
in the same year or more ])robably in the fV)llowing year, ^Ir. 
]\rcKean removed his residence to Pliiladidphia, althougli he 
also retained his house in Newcastle. 

On Saturday, September 3, 1774, Mr. AlcKcan was marricMl 
a second time, to Miss Sarah Armitage of Newcastle. They 
were married by the Bev. Joseph Montgomery, Avho was, as I 
have ascertained, pastor of the Birst Presbyterian church at 
Newcastle, from 17nr) 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 
leadinff and influential characters tlirouiihout the continent; 
public meetings were held in Narious jjlaces, and it was finally 
agreed to call another general congress of the colonies to meet 
in Phila(lel])hia on the first ^londay in Septeml)(>r, 1774. The 

* Scharf s History Del., 1888, 1., 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 Emigravt 17:i7 11 1 

three Delaware counties met in convention, Auiiiist 1. 1774, 
of wliicli ^Ir. McKean was a member from Newcastle cimih- 
t_v. The credentials of the Newcastle delegates were siiiiicd hv 
Thomas McKean, chairman of the countv committee. Thi- 
convention elected Caesar Rodney, Thomas ^IcKean and George 
Read as their delegates to Congress. "Thomas McKean," says 
Bancroft, "was the leading delegate from Delaware," and on 
the fifth of Septendjer, took his seat in this august asseiid)ly, 
of which he became an invaluable ornament, and from that (hiy 
his country claimed him as her own.^ Sanderson states thar lie 
was annually elected a mend)er until the first of February, 
1783, and is the only member who served from its oi)eniug initil 
after the preliminaries of peace of 178o 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-consuin])tio!i, 
and non-exportation agreement or association," signed by fifty- 
three members, including Thomas McKean and Georae Reail, 
of the lower counties.- 

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^ 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 Tns])ectioii and Observation in Philadelithia.^ Tlie ('oin- 
mittee of Safety in Pennsylvania was constituteil by the .\s 
semblv .Tune 80, 1775, com])osed of .some of the most pi'omineui 
men in the colony: Henrv Wynkoop, Anthony Wayne. 
Avard Biddle, Thomas Willing. Benjamin Franklin, haiiicl 
Roberdean, John ( 'adwalladei', Robert .Moi'ris, 'I'liumas Whar- 
ton and others, in all twenty-five, of whom seven constituted a 

The military organization in Pennsylvania called itself rlie 
Assoeiafors, and being at first voluntary, became afterAvard^ 

1. Sanderson's Lives. 

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

3. See Frothinpham on this subiect, p. 312. et seq. 

4. Scharf and Westcott, 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 Rober:leau 
of the Second Battalion was elected president. About May, 
1770, two more l)attalions were added to the Associators ; the 
Fourth, Colonel I'honias ]\lcKean and the Fifth, Colonel Tim- 
othy Matlaek.^ The disa<>reement between England and the 
colonies continued to increase. The kinij,- 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 ])assed an im])ortant act — the first of a series 
of events, which culminated in the Declaration of Independence 
— recommendina, 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 ]ieo]de. 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."^ ■» ^ vr 
On the ()th of June, the Fourth Battalion, Colonel McKean, 
unaimously agreed to su])port the resolution of Congress of the 
l.^)th of ]\ray and the proceedings of the meeting of ^fay :20th. 

Convention of Deputies at Carpenter's Hall 

This important convention, which commenced on the L'^th 
of June, 177G, was the immediate result of the meeting of AFay 
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 Jose])h Hart vice-])resident, Jonathan Bayard Smith 
and Samuel Cadwallader IMorris secretaries, Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Colonel John Bayard, Timothy Afatlack and Dr. Benjamin 
Bush were among those present. The resolution of the 15th 
of ^\iix was read, and it was resolved "that the present gov- 
ernment of the province was not com])etent to the exigencies 
of our affairs." On the 23d, the chairman, ( 'olonel McKean, 
Dr. Bush and Colonel James Smith*^ 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 BIcKean, the Emigrant 11127 113 

rlepnties are willing to conciu- in a vote of Congress "dcclarituj 
the lUiited colonies free (ind independent states. Tlic conven- 
tion then adjourned and this Declaration, signe 1 l»y Tlidnias 
McKean, president, was by liiiii delivered the next (hiy direcily 
to Cone-ress.^ 


The Declaration of Independence 

Followino' close upon the convention at ('ar])enter's Tlall. and 
encouraged l)v their fearless Declaration, Congress on tlie 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, 1770, agreed to the resolution reported fi'om 
the Committee of the Whole, "that these United Colonies are, 
and of right, ought to be, free and independent states." - 
The eonmiittee asked leave to sit again, and likewise made the 
same request on the 3d. On the 4th of July, 177(i, the com- 
mittee reported the Declaration to (^ongress when it was unani- 
mously agreed to. There is no accoimt of the debates on Inde- 
]iendenee. Adams s]ioke, as did McKean, but we have no vc- 
port of wduit they said. R. H. Lee, Wythe, Gerry, Jefferson 
and Samuel Adams also gave their voices in favor. '^ * '" •■ 
When the vote was taken on the 2d of July in (/'ommittee of the 
Whole, Mr. McKean voted fo)- and Mr. Head (ujainst the resolu- 
tion. The vote of Delaware was thus divided and lost j^all votes 
lieing taken bv states). Every state, except Pennsylvania and 
Delaware, had voted in favor of the measure, and it was ot 
great importance to secure a unanimous vote. ^fr. ^^cKean, 
therefore, without delay dis])atche(l an express, at liis own ex- 
pense, for Mr. Rodney, who was then in Delaware. That gen- 
tleman hastened to Philadel]Jiia, and arrived at the state house 
in his boots and spurs, just in time on the morning of the 1th 
to cast his vote in favor, and the vote of Delaware was secured. 
Two Pennsylvania delegates absented themselves, and that stafi^ 
was also united with the niajoritv. making the vote iinnninions.'* 
These circumstances are related by ^Ir. ]\IcKean in a letter to 
Governor Thomas Rodney, dated August '2'2, ISl.",, and again 
hi a letter to John Adams, January 7, 1S14. 

2. Force's Am,erican Achivcs iv.. vi., 951-66. 1721; Frothingham's 
Rise of the Republic, 522-3, Bancroft's History, viii., 445. et seq. 
.3. Historlq account of old state house. F. M. Etting. p. 96. 
4. Sanderson's Lives. Lives of McKean and Rodncu. 

114 McKean Genealogies 

The incident ju:?t related forms the subject uf a poem by the 
well-known writer, George Alfred Townsend.^ Thomas Mc- 
Kean's soliloquy, as he waits upon the state house steps for ^Ir. 
Ttodney, and the.conclu(lii;i>' s;ai:zas, are as follows: 

"Kead is skulkinji ; Dickinson is 

With conceit and fright our foenian, 
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 l)ell 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. 
"Xow praise God I" McKean s])oke grimly, 

"Caesar Rodney is on time." 

Silent, hand in hand together. 

Walked they in the great sciuare 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, 

T)V the hel]i of Delaware! 

Mr. McKean's Services in Favor of the Declaration 

Let us now briefly recapitulate Mr. ^IcKean'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. ISText, as an "eminent civilian,'' he was the chief 
speaker at a meeting of citizens which ratified the resolution. 
As chairman of the Philadoli)hia Committee, he issue< a call 

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

^ Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 17 J7 115 

' for a meeting of deputies of all the committees in the state, 
aiicl also reports this to Congress. As colonel of a hattaliim he 
"ioins his command, and the resolution is atiain ratitied ; lie 
takes the chair as Speaker of the Assembly of Delaware, :ind 
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 body. 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 ^Ii'. 
Rodney on the 2d, and on the memorable 4th of duly, 
with Mr. Rodnev outvotes Mr. Read, and scr\ires a jnnmiinous 

On the 2>!th of July, 1777, Mr. McKean received from the 
Suju'eme Executive (V)uncil, the connnission of Chief dustico 
of Pennsylvania, the duties of which high station he ])erformed 
with zeal and fidelity for twenty-two years. At the time of his 
appointment he was Speaker of the House of Assemblv of Dela- 
ware, and a delegate in Congress from that state.^ "Chief Jus- 
tice McKean,'' observes a late Judge of the Su]u-eme (^nirt. 
'Svas 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 u]xjn the bench that I have been able to concei\'*' 
a just idea of the greatness of his merit. His legal learning 
was ])rofound and accurate, hut in the words of tlic |>oi'f — 

Materiam superhai opus. 

"The lucidity of his explication and the ])erspicuity (d" bis 
language, wdiich is the first excellence in the communication of 
ideas was ])erfect ; but I never saw equaled his dignity of man- 
ner in delivering a charge to a jury, or on a law argument to Mie 
liar. But what is still more, his comiirchension of mind it; 
taking notes, so as to embrace the substance and yet onut noth- 
ing materia^, has anpeared to be inimitable." 

"All sid^sequent dpcisions of the Supreme Courl ha\(' sane 
tioucd his judicial fame, and even European judges yielded 
to him spontaneous praise,"^ 

1. Scharf and Westcott, ii., 15.59, Hazard's Pennsylvania Archives, 
v., G21. 

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

116 McKean Genealogies 

President of Congress 

To tills exalted position, the highest in the gift of the people 
or of Congress, Judge McKean was elected on the resignation 
of Samnel Ilnntington on the 10th of July, 1781. General 
Washington sent his congratulations to him under date of July 
21.2 * * * Q^^ 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 l)lack 
velvet with a sword at his side, and his head covered. On his 
left were Washington anl Rochambeau uncovered, and on his 
right M. de Luzerne, the French minister. .Vs the officers sa- 
luted in passing, ^IcKean res]ionded by removing his hat ; and 
afterwards complimented the appearance of the various corps.'" 

These were the troops marching to victory at Yorktown, and 
iKit 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 Cornwallis. ^'It was midnight when 
he entered the city, October 23, 1781. Thomas ]\[cKean, 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. "^ And 
as the watchman — an did German named Hurry — calieil the 
hour he proclaimed in a loud, sonorous voice, "Baslit dree 
o'clock and Gornwallis isht daken."^ 

Elected Governor of Pennsylvania 

Tn October, I7i*'.*, Thcimas ^fcKean was elected Governor of 
Pennsylvania. There were two political parties: the Ec/nihli- 
can or Democratic-lie puhVican (a term which came into use 
about this time) and the Federalist. The former, which was 
against the encroachments of the federal government, sn])]iorted 

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, 11., 527. 

5. Scharf and Westcott, 1., 415-6. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 117 

McKean ; the later, which favored the stroiiii' measures of the 
goveriiinent, voted for Ross.^ JMeKeau received .'58, ();>() vote- 
against 32,643 for Ross, a majority of 5,393.^ The elecTiun 
marked an important era in politics, for it hrought in power 
the new party which was afterwards destined to nUe the country 
many years. The Democratic-Repuhlicans went wild over tlie 
election of Thomas Mclvean, for it was the first triumjjh of the 
new party. 

Judge McKean took the oatli of office as goveriioi' on the 17th 
of December, ITDU. In the fall of 1802^, Governor Mclveau 
was re-elected, his popularity gaining for him an immense ma- 
jority, receiving no less than 47,87!> votes against 17,037 for 
his old competitor Ross. His majority alone was a vindicatioii 
of Ills three years' administi'ation I Tli rcc-fourllis of tlic pcdple 
are with him. His majority was 30, 000 in a total V(tte of 
G5,000. This immense majority l)rouglit him forward as one 
of the most prominent men in his |)arty. 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, hut he decline] tliis honor hoth on 
])Td)lic and private considerations. Tn the fall of 1805, ^fr. 
]\reKean was aeain elected governor over Simon Snvder, hv a 
large majority — nearly 5,000 votes. The senate and house were 
stronglv for McKean. 

At the end of his term of office Governor ^IcKean retired to 
]>rivate 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 j)atriot dejjarted to "the gen- 
eration of his fathers," on the 24th of June, 1817, aged eighty- 
three years, two months and twenty-five days. 

Governor ^fcKean's second, wife survived liini 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 cliurch. 

Governor ^fcKean's remains were intern-d liere. but snh~r 
quently the remains were removed to the family vaidt of Ids 
grandson, Henry Pratt ^rcKean. Es(|., in Laui-(d Hill Ceme- 
tery, Philadelphia. 

All of Governor McKean's children are name 1 in his Pible 
record, owned bv Henrv Pratt ^IcKean, and al-n 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. 1.. 498. 

118 JIcKean Genealogies 

ill aiiotlier record in possession of Miss Anna M. Bavard. Thev 
are as follows: 

Bv his first wife, ]Marv Borden: 

(2) i. Joseph Bordex, born Snnday, July 28, 1764. 

(o) ii. Bobert^ born Sunday, ^Marcli 0, 170G. 

(4) iii. Elizabeth, born Tuesday, August IS, 1707. 
(.Mrs. AndreAV Pettit.) 

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

\. Mary^ born ]\ronday, February 18, 1771 ; died Thurs- 
day, December 27, 17S1 ; buried in burial jiround of First 
Presbyterian church. 

(6) vi. Anne, born Tliursd-ay, February 25, 1773. (Mrs. 
Andrew Buchanan.) 

Bv his second wife, Sarah Arniita£>;e: 

vii. A Son, l)orn Wednes<lay, j^oveniber 1, 177."); died tlio 
same day. 

(7) viii. Sarah, born Monday, July 8, 1777; l)a})tized 
by Rev. Joseph Montgomery. (The Marchioness de Casa 

(8) ix. Thoinfas, born Saturday, Xoveniber 20. I77'.i, 
Pliiladel])liia ; baptized January 30, 1780.^ 

X. Sophia Dorothea, born Monday, April 14, 178;], Phil- 
adel])liia ; l)aptized July 27, 178;3; died December 27, 1810; 
buried First Presbyterian church. 

xi. INfARiA Louisa, born Wednesday, Se]itember 28, 1785, 
Philadelphia ; ba])tized January 30, 178() ; died Tuesday, Octo- 
ber 21, 1788; l)uried First Presbyterian church. 

Children of Governor Thomas McKean [[.] 

2. Joseph Borden McKean^ born July 28, ll(>4. Grad- 
uated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1782, and subse- 
(piently received his master's degree. Studied law and was ad- 
mitted to the Philadelpliia bar September 10, 1785; and the 

1. These baptisms are from register of First Presbyterian church. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 1 19 

same year to the Chester county bar. In 1817, ]\rarch 27, Mr. 
McKean was apijointed an Associate Judge in the District 
Court of the city and county of Phihidelphia. lie was com- 
missioned Pi-esiding- Judge Octol)er 1, ISlS. 

Judge McKean was married A])ril 13, 178G to liannah Miles, 
at the First Baptist church of Phihidelphia. Ife died in Phihi- 
delphia September 3, 1826, and was buriecl in the graveyard 
of the First Presbyterian church; Mrs. McKean <lic<l in IMiihi- 
delphia, March 2, 1845, in her 81st year. 

Their children : 

i. Mak\% born Philadelphia, February 20, 1787; died 
Philadelphia May 0, 1831 ; unmarried. 

ii. CathaeijVe, born Philadelphia, May 25, 1788; died in 
infancv February 1, — . 

(9) iii. Samuel Miles, born Pliiladel])hia, Xoveiid)er 28, 

iv. Thomas^ born Philadelphia, October 25, 1791; died 
July 12, 1792. 

(10) v. Joseph Kiekbeidge, born Philadelphia Novem- 
ber 14, 1792. 

vi. Elizabeth, born Philadelphia, March 22, 1794: die*! 
July 9, 1861, Germantown, Pa. ; unmarried. 

vii. Ani^^ born Aug-ust 16, 1796; died December is, ISOO. 
viii. Letitia, born August 18, 1798; died Augusr 8, 1800. 

(11) ix. William Wister, born September 19, l.soo. 

X. Letitia Hexrietta, born August 14, 1802; died IMiihi- 
deljjhia, ]\[arch 16, 1863; unmarried. 

xi. Caeoline, born April 27, 1805, Philadelphia; died 
Philadelphia, March 19, 1833; unmarried. 

xii. Adeline Julia, born April 22, 180!i, IMiiladclpliia. 
(Mrs. Bayard.) 

3. Robert McKeax^, born ]\Iarch 9, 176<'), at Newcastle, 
Delaware. He was a merchant in Philadelphia. ITe was mar- 
ried in the Second Presbyterian church, A])ril 17, 17'.'4. to 
Miss Ann Smith, daughter of William Smith and Marv Sam- 
merzel. ^Iy. ^IcKean died Xovember 3, 1813; liis wife Juiu' 
3, 1802. Their children: 

(13) i. Mary, born damiary 8, 1797, Philadelphin. ( Mrs 
ITofFman. ) 

ii. AViLLiAM S., born — ; died young. 

4. Mrs. Elizabeth (McKeax) Pettit, l)orn August 18, 
1767. ]\rarried Decendier 8, 1791. to Andrew Pettit, son of 

120 McKean Genealogies 

Charles Pettit, a distingiuslied ])atri(>t and statesman of the 
Revolution, and mend)ei' of the Continental Congress. Andrew 
Pettit was horn Fehrnarv 22, 17()2. ^Irs. Pettit died Sep- 
teinhcr !>, 1811, and is bnried in Lanrel Kill Cemetery. Mr. 
Pettit died .March (i, 1837. Their issne : 

i. S.vKAii. l)(irii September 15, 1792; died Philadelphia, 
Augnst 10, 1851; nnmarried. 

ii. ^Iaky Aa'xe, born December, 21, l7l)o ; died Phihidel- 
phia. .Inly 22, 1803; nnmarried. 

(14) iii. CiiARLEts^ born March 31, 17!t5. 

iv. Letitia, .boTn December 24, 1790; died Febrnary, 20, 

(15.) Tho:mas McKean. born December 20, 179(>; died 
Febrnary 20, 1797. 

vi. Elizabeth^ born Febrnary 10, 1800; died April 29, 
1884; nnmarried. 

(10) vii. Theodosia, born Jannary 10, 1802. (Mrs. 

(17) viii. PoBEKT^ boTn Febrnary 19, 1804. 

(18) ix. Henby, born December 10, 1800. 
X., xi. Two died in extreme infancy. 

5. Mrs. Laklitia (McTvEAjf) Buchanak, born in Xew 
Castle, Delaware, Jannary 0, 1709. She was married by the 
Per. Dr. Ewing on 'Idinrsday, dune 11, 1789, to Dr. George 

The Buchanan Family^ 

The family of Bnchanan is a verv ancient one in the High- 
lands of Scotland, dating from the year 1010, and constitntes 
one of the Highland (dans. The genealogy of the family was 
])nblishe(l in 1723, by William Bnchanan of Anehmar, entitled, 
"An PJss/n/ on the Surname of Buclianan." Of this family, of 
the Drnmakill l)ranch, was Mnngo Bnchanan, of Hiltonn and 
Anchentorlie, who was admitted a writer to the signet, Novem- 
ber 4, 1095; and who was marri(Ml Jainiai'v 22, 1087, 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 sahle. armed and langued gules, with- 
in a double tressure flowered and counter flowered with fleurs-de-lis 
of the second. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 121 

l3aiola_v, and died April 3, 17 10, leaving several sons, among 
wlioiii was •} 

\)\x. George Buchanan^ born in Scotland almul Klso, emi- 
grated to Maryland in 1723, practiced medicine, and was ap- 
pointed in 172!) one of the commissioners to lav ont the town of 
IJahiniore. lie was a memiber of the General Assend)ly in 
17-10. He married Eleanor Rogers, danghtei- of Nicholas 
Rogers; and dieil A])ril 23, 1750. His remains were intcrrcil 
in the family hnrial ground on his estate, calleil Drui I Hill, 
containing 500 acres. Dniid Hill remained in possession of 
his descendants until iSdO, when it was sold hy Lloyd X. 
Rogers, to the citv of Baltimore for $500,000 and is now the 
beautiful Drnid Hill Park.^ 

His second son, General Andrew Buchanan^ born Octo- 
ber 22, 1734, was lieutenant of Baltimore county, and ])resid- 
ing justice. He acted a conspicuous ]>art during the Revolu- 
tion, being a member of the Gonunittees of Correspondence, 
1774, and of Observation 1775, and one of tbe five brigadier 
generals of the state troops, 1776. He was married duly 2<». 
17()0, to Susan Lawson ; and died ^larch 12, 17>H'>. and is 
buried at Druid Hill. 

Dr. George Buchanan, was born in naltinicrc, Septend)er 
1!>, 170.'5, married Laetitia AIcTveau as above stated. He 
studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvani;! iindci' tlii 
celebrated Dr. William Shi])]xni, and eraduated as a bacbclor <d" 
medicine in 17S5. He then went abroad and ]U'osecuted his 
studies at Edinhnriih and Paris, returnino' to Baltimore in 17S!) 
and the same year received his degree of Al. I), from tin' Tni- 
versity of Pennsylvania and entered into practice in Baltimore 
in the i>artnershi]i with Dr. Samuel S. C^oale. '^ * ''' 

Dr. Buchanan died of yellow fever Jidy !•. ls(>s, and wa-; 
hurieil at the Lazaretto. 

]\lrs. Ibichanan after her husban<rs death removed n JMiila- 
del[ihi;i, where she died Sunday, Peibruary 0, 1S45. Dr. and 
]\[rs. Ibudianan's children are as follows: 

i. St^sanna. born April 0, 1700 : di< ,1 Angust 24, 1705. 

ii. Thomas McKkan. born Septendiei- 17, I7i>l ; died Octo- 
ber 5, 1701. 

1. Letter. July 27, 1888. of Guthrie Smith. Esq., of Mugdock Castle. 
Milngavie, Scotland. 

2. Baltimore during the RevoJutiouary M^ar. Robt. Purvianre, 1849. 
American Archives. P. Force, numerous references. Scharf's History. 

122 McKean Genealogies 

(19) iii. Mauv A.x.x, l>nru October 15, 1T'.»2. (Mrs. 

iv. Rebecca Susanna,, born October 15, 1793. 
V. AxDi.'EW. born Xovombcr 10. 179-I-; died — : buried 
May 1, ITlMi. (St. P. church.) 

(21) vi. George, born Julv 27, 1796. 

(22) vii. McKean, born July 27, 1798. 

(23) viii. Franklin, born September 17, 1800. 

ix. Ki.iZAr.KTir, born January 25, 1801 ; died August 21, 

X. Joseph McKean, born May 7, 1801; died June 7, 1801. 

(20) xi. Laetitja Egcjer, born October 17, 1806. 

6. Mrs. .^nne (McKean) Buchanan, liorn February 25, 
1773, nuirried April 6, 1797, to Andrew Buchanan, son nt; 
General Andrew Buchanan, and younger brother of Dr. George 
Buchanan. Andrew was l)orn in Baltimore, July 29, 1766. 
Mrs. Anne Buchanan died May 26, 1801, and was buried <ni 
the 28th in the Buchanan graveyard at Druid HilL ^Ir. Bu- 
chanan married a secoud time, ^liss Carolina \'irginia Mary- 
lan(Ui Johnson, daughter cf Joshua Johnson, Esq. and sister 
cf Mrs. President John (^uincy Adams, by whom he had one 
child, the hite Brevet ^lajor General Robert C. Buchanan, U. 
S. Army, a veteran officer of the Mexican and hite war. and the 
recipient of five brevets for gallantry and liravcry in action. 
Jfe died in Baltimore, October, 2, — . 

The chihlren of Andrew and Anne Buchanan are: 

(21) i. Susan, born February 27, 1798, Bahimore. 
( Mrs. ISTewman. ) 

(25) ii. Ma]!y, born Xovcnd)er 1, ISOO, Fjaltimore. ( ^Irs. 
Sanford. ) 

{•2V)) iii. Axx McKka.x. bi.rn .Mav 8, 1803. (Mrs. 

7. Sarah Maria Theresa (McKean), Marclddness de 
C'asa Yrujo, liorn in Newark, Delaware, July 8, 1777. V)ap- 
tized according to the rites of tlie Boman Catliolic church, 
A])ril 8, 1780. Her great beauty and many acconiplishmenr- 
made lier on.e of the leading belles in Phi]a<kd])hia, then the 
seat <;f goA'ernieiH. A description of society at this time (dur- 
ing Washington's administration) has been given in that ele- 
gant work, "77/c Republican Court," by Rufus Wilmot Gris- 
wcld, 1867; illustrated by numerous likenesses of the most 
proniinent hulies. Amono,' these en&raviniis is one of ^fiss Sallv 
^McKean, from the original jjortrait by Gilbert Stuart. The 


Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 123 

CGUiitrv was iust recovering from the revolutionary strniiiilc, 
and societv was never e-aver than at this time. In Scliarf and 
Westcott's Histort/ of Philadelphia ( ii. IM).")), niav he found a 
description of Mrs. Washington's first rece])ti(iii, l>y Miss ^Lc- 
Kean, in a letter to a friend in Xew York, bv a resident id' 
Arch street, whose name is not mcntioaied, hnt suspected to be 
President Washington. "Amono' the first to arive," says the 
narrato'r, '*was Chief Justice McKean, accompanied l>v his 
lovely daughter. Miss Sally McKean. Aliss McKean liad many 
admirers, but her heart was still her own. She w(;rc a blue 
satin dress trimmed with white crepe and flowers, and petti- 
coat of white crepe richly endiroidered, and across the front a 
festoon of rose color caught up with flowers. * * * Tl^e next 
to arrive \\'as Senor Don C^arlos Martinez de Yrujo-, a stranger 
to almost all the giiests. He 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 
daught'ors of Thomas Willing, and many others were present. 
The acquaintance thus commenced resulted in the marriage of 
Miss McKean to Senor Martinez de Yrnjo, at Philadelphia, 
April 10, 1798. 

SenoT Don Carlos Martinez do Yruio y Tacon Avas born at 
Cartagena, Spain, December 1, 1763. He was educated at rlu 
University of Salamanca ; entered the diplomatic service, and 
after having filled other minor posts, was appoinred his Catho- 
lic Majesty's envoy extraordinary, and minister ]denipotentiarv 
near the government of the United States. Philadeli)hia being 
the capital at that time, he resided at Xo. 315 High street 
(now Market street). In 1803 he was enohled, being created 
Marquis de Casa Y^rujo. He died in ^Madrid, January 17, 
1824, The Marchioness survived her husband some years, and 
died in Madrid, January 4, 18-11. 

Their children (surname, Martinez de "^'rujo y ^hJvean) : 
i. Don Carlos Fernando, born Philadel])hia, April 17, 
1799; died the year of his birth. 

(28) ii. Dona Xarcisa Maria Luisa. born Philadelphia: 
baptized .V( vend^er 30, 1800 (Dona Xarcisa ^l. L. I'ierrard). 

(29) iii. Do.x Carlos Fernando, born Washington, D. 
C, December 14, 1802. (Second ^Marquis de ( 'a>a Yrnjo, l)nk(^ 
de Sotoniayor.) 

124 McKean Genealogies 

TiioAFAs ^IcKp:ax, born Xovenibei' 20, 1771>, resided in 
Pliiladeli)liia, and was married Septend)er 14:, 180i> to Sarah 
Clementina Pratt, daniiliter of Henry Pratt, and gTanddaiigliter 
of Matthew Pratt, a jjortrait painter. Ilenrv Pratt was a snc- 
cessful slii])i)ini)' merchant in Phihidelphia. He purchased an 
estate caUed "The Hills," which is now ])art of Fairmonnt Park 
of Philadelphia. He married Elizabeth Dundas. Their dauiihter, 
Sarah Clementina, was born December 1, 17*.>1, was educated 
at the Moravian Female Seaninarv at Bethlehem, Pa. ^Ir. 
TircKeaii followed no profession, but for a time, while his father 
was iicverncr he was his private secretary. He was appointed 
adjutant general of the state militia, July 23, l.sOS. Mrs. 
:\[cKcan died Dec. 31, 183(); and :\Ir. AIcKean May 5, 1852. 

Their children : 

(30) i. Henry Pratt, born Philadel])hia, May 3, 1810. 

( 31 ) ii. Sarah Axx, born Philadelphia, Angai'st 1 0, 1 81 1 . 
(Mrs. Trott.) 

(32) iii. Elizabeth Di.xdas, born Philadelphia, ]\larch 
3, 1815. (Mrs. A. E. Borie.) 

(33) iv. Clementina Sophia. l)orn Philadelphia, May 
27, 1820. ( Mrs. Charles L. Borie.) 


Children of Judge Joskph B. McKean [2.] 

0. Samuel Miles McKean, l)orn in Philadelphia, Xd- 
vember 28, 1789. He graduated at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania in 1808, subsequciHly taking the master's degree. He 
studied law in the office of the Hon. Alexander J. Dallas; l)ut 
gave up that profession and was ap])oiiited to a clerkship in the 
Treasury Department in 1817. In this capacity he served until 
1830, when he was a])]>ointed disbursing agent foa* the Treasury 
and acted as such in a most efficient manner niitil 1853, when 
Congress created three positions in the Treasury, called dis- 
bursing clerks. To one of these resijcnsible pcsiticns ^Ir. ^Ic- 
Kean was a]>pointed, remaining in that office until the time of 
his death. All the money for the expenses of the De])artmenr 
passid thrciigli liis hands during many years; and (luring the 
whole (if his conrinuous service of over half a century, his 
abilitv and integrity in the ])erformance of these re- 
sponsible dnfies, made him an honored and respected 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 125 

oftieial of this (lepartinenr. ^Ir. JMcKcaii owned a 
copy by McMurtrie, of Stuart's portrait of (iovci'iior 
McKean, and also a portrait by Stuart, of ('dldiid 
Samnel Miles of Revolutionary fame, now hoth in 
possession of his (laui>liters. He was married in Washiiiiiton, 
May 1, 1819, to ^lary Frances King-. She was liorn in An- 
napolis, Md., Sejitendjer 8, 17!))^, the daughter of Josias "Wilson 
King, of Port Tobacco, Charles county, Maryland, who was an 
early officer of the State DeDartment,and removed with the seat 
of government from Philadelphia to Washington aboiit the year 
1800, and died in :\Iay, 1833. ]\[r. :\rcKean died February 8, 
18G8, and his wife followed him October 13, 1875. They are 
buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Their children, now residing in 
Washington, D. 0. : 

i. Letitia H. 

ii. Mary Miles, died at 5 years. 

iii. Elizabeth Iv. 

iv. Frances M. 

V. Katherine W. 

vi. Harriet M. 

vii. Mary K. 

viii. Marcia V. died iu Washington, D. C, -Tune IC), 18!I7. 

10. Joseph KiRBinDE ^IcKeax, born in Phila(leli)hia, 
N'ovember 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,^ and <lie(l nn- 
married February 26, 1816. (1st Presb. Church Records.) 

11. C<):\rM()i)<)i;E William Wister McKean, I". S. Xavy, 
born in Philadeljihia, September 19, 1800, a])])ointed a niid- 
shijynian in the navy November 30, 1814, 1821-2 in ceniniand 
of the schooner Alligator, twelve guns, in (^inanochu'e David 
Porter's squadron and was active in suppressing ])ira('v in tlie 
West Indies; where he captured the jiaratical schooner ( 'ienc»|a. 
Ap>ril 30, 1822, and sent her to the United States. He sub- 
sequently commanded the schooner Terrier. Commissioned 
lieutenant January 13, 1825, sloop Warren, February. 1S27 
to August 1830. Sloop of war, Xatchez,. Brazil sqnadmn ls:U 
5. Commissioned commander Se])tendoer 8, 1841. eomnianding 
In-ig Dolphin, ten guns, governor Xaval Asylum, Phihnhdphia, 
1843-4, connnanding sloop of war Dale, June, 184()-7. ■" '" 
* Commanding frigate Raritan, flagship of Cdininidere ( '. F. 

Bench and Bar. J. Hill Martin. 

126 McKean Genealogies 

]\Ic("anl( y, Pac-itic scinadroii, isr)2 to January 1<S53. Coui- 
niissioned 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 reiurn to the Uniteil 
States in A])rih 1861, at the breaking (mt of the Civil War, 
he was orck-red to the command of the Gulf squadron as flag 
cffieer assuming the command the latter part of September, 
1861. He nuide an attack on Fort McRae, Pensacola Bay, 
wliicli however, proved indecisive. His squadron becoming too 
large for one command, was divided, and flag officer Farragut 
relieved him of his coniimand of the West squadron January 
9, 1862. Flag officer Mclvean retained the East squadron. 
* ■» ^ jjp ^^,^g 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, 18(i5. He was married August 
25, 1824 to Davis Rosa Clark, who was born in 1806. Com- 
modore McKeau died April 22, 1865, at TJie Moorings, his 
home, in IJinghamtou, X. Y. Mrs. McKean died October 19, 
1877.^ Their children : 

i. .Mart, 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. Fkaxklix Buchanan, born August 17, 1830. 

(36) V. Caroline, boru Philadelphia, — . (Mrs. W. X. 

(37) vi. Elizabeth Davis Cuark, Ixu-n Jiuie 24, 1836. 
(Mrs. Ely.) 

vii. Katiiarixk ]\rYERs, born — . 

(38) viii. William Bishop, liorn Xovember 2, 1840. 

(39) ix. Mary Miles, born January 29, 1843. (Mrs. 

(40) X. Rosa, born — . (J\rrs. Hotchkiss.) 

xi. Sam IK L Miles, born — ; a farmer, Binghamton, X. Y. 

xii. Adki.ixk Bayard, born — ; resides in Binghamton. X. 

12. ]\Irs. Adeline Julia Bayard, born A])ril 22, 1809, 
married October 4, 1836, at Philadelphia, to Charles Pettit 

1. Hamersly's Gen. Nav. 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 Andre\\' Bayard lucntioiHMl in a prcN-idu-^ 
l)age, as having married a daiigliter of CMiaidcs Pcttit. Mr. 
Bayard graduated at the rniveisity of Peinisyh aiiia in l.s^G, 
snbseqnently taking his master's degree. He was a broker in 
Philadelj^hia residing in Germantown. He married as above 
mentioned, Adeline J. ^IcKean, and died Xoveml)er 15, 1884. 
His wife died Jnne 7, 1880. Their chiklren: 

i. AxxA Mabia, born October 8, 1837, Philadel])hia ; did 
Jainiaiy 10, 1890. 

(11)' ii. CirAULEs :\rcT\i.;.\x. liorn Oct(il)er ;i(), 1S88, 

iii. Joiix Hexry. born Xovember 18, 1M41; died dulv, 

iv. WiLLiA:\r McKeax, born May 13, 1843, Germantown. 

(42) V. jA:\rES, l)orn Jnne 1). 1845, Philadelphia. 

vi. A Daughter^ born Febrnary 27, 1847 ; died same day. 

vii. Adklixe Juija, born Jannary 1, 1841), baptized July 
5, IM!), "with water from the river Jordan." (First Presliy- 
terian chnrcli record) ; died Jnly 28, 1849, 

(43) viii. Caroeixe Bosa, born September 26, 1850, 
Pliiladelphia. (IVfrs. Henry.) 

13. ^Mrs. Mary (McKeax) H()FF:\rAX, born in Philadel- 
phia, Jannary 8, 1797. She was married in Philadel])hia, by the 
Rt. Bev. Bishop White, Jannary 8, 1816, on her 19th l)irrhday. 
to David Hoffman Esq. He was the eleventh of twelve chil- 
dren, born December 24, 1784, late in the day, and cclcljrated 
the anniversary on the 25th; on which acconnt his biogra])hers 
give the date of his birth wrongly, December 25. He was ed- 
ncated as a lawyer, and ibecame caninent in his ]n'ofessi(iii, and 
as a legal writer. He was professor of law in rbc Bnivt'rsity 
of "Ararvland at Baltimore from 1817 to 1836, when the ])r<>- 
fessorship was abolished. He died Xovember 11, 1854. " 
^ After her hnsband's death ^NFrs. Hoffman resi<le<1 in Balti- 
more and snbseqnently in West Chester, Pa., where she died 
Jnne 13, 1882 at the advanced ace rf 85 vears. An oil ])ortrait 
of ^Irs. Hoffman, l)y Snllx', and a Itcautifnl ininiaMire, ar(> in 
the possession of her danghter, ^frs. Kerr, 'ilieii- cbililrcn: 

i. Frederick William, born Baltimore, Xoveniiter, 12. 
1810; died Lyons, France, Xovendier 30, 1833, bnrieil at Mt. 
Anbnrn Cemeterv, Boston, ^Massachusetts. 

ii. Axxe McKeax, born Baltimore, Xovend)cr 17, 181S; 
died "^rarch 3. 1819. 

128 McKean Genealogies 

(44) iii. AiVNE McKkan, born — , Baltimore, Maryland. 
( ^Irs. Kerr.) 

Children or Mrs. Elizabeth McKean Pettit [4]. 

14. CiJAKi.Es Pettit, born March :31, ITU"). In yontli 
he was a super cargo, but later in life beeanie a merchant: and 
,snhsc(iu('iitl_v went to St. Louis, where he died unmarried, 
August 6, 1851, and is iburied 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 was ap- 
])ointel City Solicitor in 1820; entered into politics as a Demo- 
crat and after the death of Governor Sehulze was appointed 
Deputy Attorney General of the Supreme Court and Oyer and 
Tenniiier, February 9, 1824, and also iu 1826. He was a mem- 
ber of the Hickory Club, which ])romoted the election of An- 
drew Jackson to the presidency ; elected to the House of Rep- 
resentatives of Pennsylvania in 1830, and took an active parr 
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 
officeV of the navy. His wife died ^larch <i, 1839, aged about 
37 years. Their children, all born in Philadelphia. 

(45) i. Elizabeth Dale, born November 6, 1828. (Mrs. 
Ronckendorf . ) 

ii. Richard Dale, born November 27, 1829; died Phila- 
delphia, December 3, 1829. 

iii. Mary ]\roNTGOMERY, born March 3, 1831; died Phil- 
adelphia, May 16, 1833. 

iv. Sarah, boru June ■'>, Ls;53 ; died Philadelphia, April 13, 

V. E^riEY, 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) Simith, born January 10, 
1802. She was married June 4, 1839, to Beaton Smith, M. D. 
Dr. Smith was the son of Jonathan Smith, Esq., one of the 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 129 

founders, and first president of the Pennsylvania Fire Insur- 
ance Company, and a brother of General Persifcr F. Smith, a 
distinguished officer of the Mexican War. He was born alxnii 
1802, g'raduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1820, 
subsequently taking his master's degree, and M. D. in 182;5. Dr. 
Smith was twice married, hrst to Miss Huddlesdu, by whom he 
had two children : Emma Parry, who married Tliomas 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, wdio survived him, and by 
whom he had no issue. Airs. Smith died January 22, 18S(i. 

IT Pay Director Robert Pettit^ TJ. S. ^avy, born 
February 10, 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 1830, June, 1840; naval asylum, Philadel])liia, 1842-3; 
brig Porpoise, African squadron January or F^ebruary, 1843, 
to November, 1844; sloop of w^ar Saratoga, Home squanroi.. 
Api'il, 1848, till Xovember, 184i) ; receiving ship at Xcw "^ oi'k, 
1850-2 ; frigate Cumberland, flagship of Connnodore S. H. 
Stringham Mediterranean squadron, JMay, 1852, to July, 
1855; steam frigate Minnesota, East India squadron, 1857 to 
May, '5U; waiting orders, 18()0-G1 ; steam frigate Minnesota, 
1862, Xorth Atlantic squadron, and was present in Ham]-)ton 
Roads during the attack of the Confederate ram Virginia on 
the Federal fleet at ]^ewport 'News, March 8, 1862. The 
Alinnesota ran aground during this encounter, and preparations 
were made to al)andon and destroy her, wdien the appearance of 
the Monitor during the night changed her fate. * '^ * Pay 
Director Pettit was married in Philadelphia by ilic Rev. Daxid 
I. Walter, October 11, 1841, to Laura FlUmakcr, dauglitcf of 
Levi Ellmaker and Hannah Hopkins, who was horn June 21, 
1813, and died October 1, 1878. He died Mav l!i, 1878. leav- 
ing issue as follows: 

(48) i. Hkxry, born Philadelphia 23, is42. 

(49) ii. Robert Eeemaker, l)orn Philadeljihia .Xovem- 
ber 30, 1846. 

18 Henry Pettit M. D., born December 10, I8()(i: gra.l- 
nated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1824; studied medi- 
eiue at the same institution, ami to<ik the decrees ,\. M. and 
M. D. in 1820. The subject of his thesis was Ifi/drorcphrihis. 
He resided in Philad(di)hia, where he praeticeil his pvofessiou 
u.itil his death, April 15, 1836. 

130 McKean Genealogies 

Children of Mrs. Laetitia (McKeax) BrciiAXAX. 

10. Mrs. Mary Axx (Buchanan) Coale^ born in Balti- 
more, October 15, 1792; married April 18, 1815, by the Bt. 
Bev. Bishop White, to Edward Johnson Coale Esq. He was 
born May IS, 1776, at Elk Bidge, Anne Arundel comity, Aid. 
He was educated as a lawyer, and studied in the office of his 
cousin Joseph Hopkinson (son of the signer) author of Had 
Columbia. He was admitted to the Bhiladelphia bar April IS, 
I79!t, and to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsyl- 
vania ^lay 4, 1811; consular agent of Bussia for the -;tate 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 Bussian government, the Emperor sent 
him a valuable diamond ring in a])preciation of his services. 

Mr. Coale died suddenly of Asiatic cholera in Washington, 
T). C, on Friday, ISTovember 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: 

{J)0) i. WiLLiA:\r Edward, born February 7, 1816. 
(51) ii. Anne Laetitia. born April 28, 1817. (^Ers. 

(52) iii. George BrcHAXAx^, born ]\[arch 5, 1810. 
iv. Catherin^e Atterbltry, June 27, 1821. 

V. Elizabeth Buchanan, born August 14, 1823. 
vi. Joseph Bebello, born April 9, 1826. 

(53) vii. Mariaxna Buchanan, born ^^ar(•ll 5. 1831. 
(Mrs. Brown.) 

'20' ]\Iiss Bebkcca S. IJiciiaxax ; ^liss Laktitlv E. 
Buchanan. Miss Bebecca was born October 15, 1793. ^Fiss 
Laetitia was born October 17, 1806, at the Lazaretto, six miles 
below Bhiladel]Jiia. The two sisters were identified together 
during the whole of their life time. Xeither married and they 
/^ontihued to reside in Bhiladelphia after their mother's death. 
]\riss Bebecca died February 6, 1868, and is buried at Wood- 
lamrs Cemetery. ]\riss Laetitia, in the early ])arr of 1877, re- 
moved to Baltimore, aii<l livctl with her nieces, the blisses 
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 ^Ec- 
Kean and other families, made hei- the chronicler of the changes 
that occnrreil, ami the possessor of much family history. 

Posterity of William McKtan, the Emigrant 1727 131 

21. General George Buchanan, born in I>altinioro, -lulv 27, 
JT5M3. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 
1815, in the ch^ss with his cousin, -Indge 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 tlie 
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 Alay 16, 1833, to 
Sarah G. Miles, daiighter of Evan Miles. She was born on 
Friday, :\Iay 23, 1806, and died Saturday, April 13, 1844. 
General Buchanan was married secondly, June 26, 1846, at 
Potter's Mills, (/enter county, to Mary Patterson, who died 
]\lay 18, 1868, aged 58 years, an invalid for many years. 

General Buchanan survived to an advanced age. He died 
June !>, 1870, in his eighty-third year, having outlived his 
Avives and all his children. General Buchanan's children by 
h\< first wife, Sarah G. Miles: 

(54) i. Evan Miles, born Auchentorlie, A])ril 14, 1834, 

(55) ii. Laetitia, born Auchentorlie October 27, 1835. 
(Mrs. Everett.) 

(56) iii. Thomas McKean, born Bellfonte, September 
IS, is:]7. 

iv. George Lloyd, born Bellfonte, Xovember 11, 1s3ii; 
died December 11, 1857; buried Spring Mills. 

V. John Blanchard, born Bellfonte, October 20, 1S41 ; 
died June 10, 1842; buried Bellfonte graveyard. 

vi. ^[ary Bi>anciiard, born Bellfonte, A]tril 5. 1844; 
died July 5, 1844; buried Bellfonte graveyard. 

By his second wife, Mary Patterson : 

vii. Mary Ax.x, born Auchentorlie, August 10, 1840; died 
April 23, 1850; l)nried S])ring ]\rills. 

22 Pay Director McKean Buchanan. T". S. X"., born 
in Baltimore, July 27, 1708, but removed to Phil;i(l(d|iliia witli 
his father's family in 1806; and two years after was lefr ;ni 
ori)lian. McKean entered the T^nivei-sity of I'cniisylvaiii;i in 
1813, ill tlie class of 1817, where lie rciiiaiiUMl al>oiir fwo year-. 
He was nineteen years of age when Governor .MiJvean died, 
naming him one of his residua rv legatees. After leaving col- 
leg'e he was for a time in mercantile life, in the eonnting house 
of Asoph Stone Esq., in Pliiladeli)liia. He ilieii liecame tlie 
wari'anr clerk in the IsTavy Departiiieiit ar \\'asliiiii:i.iii f^r three 

132 McKean Genealogies 

years, 1823-6, while waiting- for his coinmissioii as a purser in 
the navy, which he received from rresi(h'iit Adams, August 21, 
1826, the title heing changed t(j paymaster June 22, 1860. He 
was 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 Viucennes, and in 
her made a cruise to the South Pacific Islands, and round the 
world, 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.^ During the Mexican 
W^ar, Mr. Buchanan was again in the Pacific on his fourth 
cruise, a verv singular circumstance. At this time he was at- 
tached to the sloop of w^ar Dale, June, 1846, to August, 184!). 
While on the cruise this vessel had four captains. She sailed 
from ]^ew York under Mr. Buchanan's cousin, Coinnindore 
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.^ -k- ^ ^ Paymaster J^uchanau's last 
cruise was in the frigate Congress, September, '61, to March 8, 
'62, during the late war, blockading James river at Newport 
Xews ; 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 l)v bis own brother, ( 'ommodore, after- 
wards Ailmiral, Franklin Buchanan. Tn this l)attle, familiar 
to all. Paymaster Buchanan commanded the berth deck division 
of the Congress. 

The \'irginia, in the beginning of the action, passed the 
Congress, receiving a l)roadside from that vessel, and sank the 
Cundierland with her ])row. The (*ongress, to avoid a like fate, 
ran herself aground, and the \'irginia, being therefore obliged 
to use her guns, took u]) a raking position astern, where the 
Congress could bi'ing to l)ear l)ut two guns. These being soon 

1. An account of this cruise was published by one of the sailors, 
entitled Life in a Mcm-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. SO. 

Posteritjj of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 133 

(Hsal)led, in the unequal contest, one dismounted, and the 
muzzle of the other shot olf, the ship havino' heen set on tire 
several times by hot shot, with her captain and one-fourtli of 
her crew killed, after an action of three hours, it was decideil 
to surrender. The other vessels of the squadron at Hampton 
Roads were also engaged in the action, hut the Congress and 
Cumberland bore the brunt of the battle. Paymaster Bu- 
chanan was married July 1, 1834, to Frances Selina 
Koberdeau, 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 •'], 
1871, whereby Paymaster Buchanan received the title of Pa^ 
Director, with the rank of comm()(h>re, assimilated t(» that of 
brigadier general in the army. His services may be divided 
into sea service 1() years no months; shore duty, KI years, 6 
months; on leave, 12 years, 1 month, and during this lonu 
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 Pacitic 1847-1), made four cruises 
to the Pacific, passing once round the Cape of Good Hope, and 
seven times round Cape Horn ; and has taken jiart in two wars. 
He was l)eloved and respected by all who knew him, ])ronipt 
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 ( 'harleston, 
]\Iass., March 18, 1871, of a slow decline from the shock his 
system sustained during the late u!dia]i])y war. He is buried 
in Mt. Auburn cemetery. 

His widow removed to Washington, D. C., in \\\v fall of ls72, 
nliere she now resides. Her father, Isaac Roberdeau, a French 
Huguenot, who fled from France in 1685, took refuue on the 
island of St. Christo])her, West Indies; and nmrried ^Favy Cun- 
yngliam, daughter of Robert Cunyngham of Cayon. on that 
island, scion of a noble family, and descendant of Alexander I. 
Earl of Glencairn, enobled by King James Til of Scotland 
in 1488, whose family dates back in an unbroken line to the 
year 1057. ^Nfary Ro])erdeau came to Philadelphia, aftei- liei' 
husband's death with her three children, of whom lier only -;on 
Daniid Roberdeau became a ]U'oniinent a^'vocate of Auiei-iean 
iridependence; a brigadier general <if the Penu<\i\nnia ii-oops, 
menther of the Continental Congress, 1777-!>, and signer of 
the Articles of Confederation. His son. Colonel Isaac Rolier- 

134 McKean Genealogies 

(lean, become a lieuteuaiit-culunel uf the topui>,raphieal engineers 
of the United States Army, and chief of the bureau, which 
he organized in 1818, Colonel Eoberdeau married Susan Blair, 
daughter of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Blair, and granddaughter of 
Dr. William Shippen, niendwr of the Continental Congress, 

Oiildren of Pay Director and Mrs. Buchanan are: 

i^u) i. RoBERDEAu, bom November 22, 1839. 

(58) ii. Laetitia A1<Keax, born December 2-1, 181-2, 
Brockiyn. (Mrs. Fife.) 

23 Amikal Fkanklijs Buchaaan^ born in Baltimore, 
Se])tend)er 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, 
Cormnodore O. H. 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 
bdinid 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 l^avy 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 luit a few nuintlis, 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 sqi^adron, as acting master from Decend^er 20, 
1822, and subsequently as acting lieutenant, from December 
5, 1823. Received his commission as lieutenant, Jannai-y 13, 
1825. Two months after his return home, the Xavy 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-di])lomatic character, were datel 
July 31, 1826, and directed him to take the vessel to Rio Ja- 
neiro. On his return to the United States, he was ordered to 
the sloop of war Xatchez, in the West Iiulies, then to the frigate 
Peacock, then again to the Xatchez 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 shi]) Delaware, bearing the broad pennant 
of Commodore I). T. Patterson. * * * Promoted to be 
Commander September 8, 1841, ami in April, 1842, ordei-ed 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 135 

To the coiiimaiul of the steam frigate Mississi])]ii, 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 oflicers 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 hacl at this 
time won a reputation in literature. '^T'Onnnander Franklin 
Buchanan had already been selected l)y 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 re]mtation for 
ability in his profession as a skillful, energetic and systematic 
organizer. He had several commands at sea before he was 
called to tliis new duty, ami his selection by the secretary was 
itself an evidence of his fitness for the position." * * * 
Commander Buchanan submitted a ]dan for the establishment 
of the naval school August I4th, and the same day was ap- 
pointed Superintendent of the new school. Fort Saveru at 
Annapolis, with the land surrounding, was transferred from 
the War Department and here, on the 10th of Oct(dier follow- 
ing, the school was formally opened. "Commander Bnchanan 
was a man of inflexible will and a stern discijdinarian, and 
his hands were strengthened by the prom]it and cordial sup])ort 
of the Xavy Department. The character of liis administvarion 
is shadowed forth in his opening address. The first lesson of 
the young officer is subordination ; and it was of ])aramount im- 
portance that the first administration of the scho(d shonld exact 
this, if nothing else. Two years of lax discii)line at the start, 
in the ]:)eriod 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 ^lexico now conimence(l, and ( dniniandcr Bu- 
chanan asked for active sea duty, which the de])artnuuit 
granted, detaching him from the naval school Marcli 2, 1847, 
and was the same day ordered to the command of the slooj) of 
wai- Germantovn. in the Home scjiuidron. and jinrricijiated in 

130 McKean Genealogies 

the attack upon the castk' of San .hiau d' rUoa and the cap- 
ture of Vera Cruz and other stronghohls. 

After the chjse of the war, Captain Buchanan was in com- 
mand of the Bahimore rendezvous. In March, 1^52, he was 
ordered to take passaoe in the steam frigate ^lississij^pi to 
Euro])e and proceed to China to command the steam frigate 
Suscjuehanna, one of Commodore Perrv's noted Japan Expedi- 
tion. I"])on his arrival in Japan, Commodore Perrv trans- 
ferred his tiag to the Susquehanna, which made Commander 
Buclianan the next most prominent officer of /the squadron. Com- 
modore Perry was the hearer of a letter from President Fill- 
more to the Em])eror of Japan, which was delivered to the Gov- 
ernor of T^'U'iuay with much ceremony. Commander Buchanan 
liad command of the expedition upon this occasion, and as the 
captain's gig touched the shore, he was th(^ first person in the 
squadron to land in Japan. ^ ^^ '^ "' The Susquehanna re- 
turned to the United States in ^larch, 1S55. 

Conunander Buchanan was promoted Septemher 14, 1855, to 
he a captain, then tlie lii<>hest grade in the service; a ('onnnodoir' 
heing a captain, so called hy courtesy only, while command- 
ing a squadron. Tn ^fav, 1S59, Captain Ihichanan was ordered 
to the command of the Washinoton Xavy Yard, one of the most 
desirable positions for a naval officer. He was relieved from 
<luty liere, April 22, lS(il, jnst as the Civil War was breaking 
out, and retired to his home in !^^arvland. His sympathies 
were with the south, and the next month, hearing that his state, 
]\[arvl;iiiil. h;i(l seceded, resii>-ne(l his commission, findiuii' the 
next ilav tluit ^farvlaud had not sec^^ded. he wrote to the De- 
])artnient to recall his resignation; l)ut \uM\ letters were dis- 
reeavded, and he was dismissed May 14, to date from April 22. 
The Xnvv T)e]iartment adopted this course with all 
( fficiM'^ to show their disar)prol)ation. When an otfic'r i'"sio-'ed 
to t;ike sid"s with the south, his resignation was not accepted, 
and lie \v;i< dismissed. 

O'l tlic 5tli of Septemher, 1S61, Captain Buchanan cas<" his 
hit with tlie soutliern cause. l)v enterin<>: the Confederate Xavy 
as ;i cantai'i. tlic same uraih' he had held in the old service. He 
was nlace(l in charge of the Bureau of Orders and Hetail in 
tlic nav\- d(U)artineiit of Pi(dim()nd. His at*-e'itinn was carlv 
directed to the huildina,' of gunhoats. The larffe steam fria-ate 
Merrimac, Avhich had heen scuttled and surk at Xorfolk. when 

1. Perry's Japan Expedition. 3 vols., published by Congress, ill., 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 137 

the navy yard was abandoned l)_v the naval autlioritics. was 
raised and had been razeed and iron i)hited ; she was ;irnie(| wirli 
an iron prow, with six nine-inch Dahlgreen guns, and Iwn '^-^ 
ponnder Brooke rifled guns in liroadside ; also two seven-inch 
Brooke pivot gnns at bow and stern ; and her name changed to 
the Virginia. The steamer Patrick Henry, 12 gnns, c()nnuan(K'r 
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 Baleigh, each one gun, were at 
Norfolk a total of 27 guns.^ To the command of this squadron 
Captain Franklin Buchanan was appointed February 24, 1802, 
as flag oflicer, 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 Oflicer Buchanan towards the close of the achon a])- 
peared outside of the iron plating of the Virginia (Merrimac) 
and was wounded bv a minie ball from one of the batteries on 
shore. His wound was a conii)onnd fracture of the i-iglit le2'. 
At Norfolk, he was taken to the hos])ital with the ot^lier wounded 
and was not in command the next day when the Virgina en- 
gaged the Monitor ; the conmiand then devolved upon Lieutenant 
Catesby 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, McKcan 

Admiral Buchanan was married when a lieuienant at An- 
napolis, February 19, 1835, to Miss Ann Catherine, daughter 
of the late Governor Edward Lloyd of Wye House, Talbot 
county, ]\rd. 

Admiral Buchanan died on Monday evening, l\Iay 11, 1874-, 
at half-past eleven o'clock, at his home, a beautiful id ace called 
The Red. overlooking Miles river, Talbot county, Md. He was 
interred in the burial ground of the Lloyd family, at Wyi^ 
House, about four miles distant. 

Mrs. Buchanan still lives at The Besl. surrounded by her 
children and grandchildren. Admiral and ?^lrs. ihndninan's 
children are: 

(59) i. Sallie Llovi). bovn Annaixdis, l)ecend)er 18, 
18;^5. (Mrs. T. F. Sereven.) 

1. Report, Adm. Buchanan. 

138 McKean Genealogies 

ii. Laktitia McKeax, l)orn Annapolis, February 27, 
1S"jT; residence "The liest." 

iii. Alice Lloyd, born Anna])olis, December 28, 1839 ; 
residing at "The Rest." 

(60) iv. Nanxie^ Ixirn Annapolis, September 25, 1841. 
(Mrs. Meiere. ) 

(<>1) V. Ellex, born Annapolis, Septend)er 25, 1841. 
(:\lrs. G. P. Sereven.) 

(02) vi. Elizabeth Taylor, born "The Rest," July 1, 
1.^45. (Mrs. Sullivan.) 

(63) vii. Franklix, Jr., born Annapolis, January 16, 

(64) viii. Rosa, born "The Rest," Aupist 23, 1850. Mrs. 
Goldsburough. ) 

(65) ix. Mary Tiolgmax. Ijorn "The Rest," Xovember 
29, 1852. (Mrs. Owen.) 

Childrex of Mrs. Axx (McKeax) Buciiax^ax [0]. 

24 Mrs. Susax (Buchaxax) Ixirn in Balti- 
more, February 27, 179S, and was married to George H. Xew- 
man, a merchant of Baltimore, of the iirm of Ilamond and 
Xewnian. He was born in Boston, July 12, 1798, was vice 
consul of Brazil, exequatur Xovember 8, 1831, succeeding his 
relative, Mr. Coale. lie died in Baltimore, March 20, 1847. 
Mrs. Xewman died October 14, 1873. Their remains are in- 
terred at Xew])ort, R. T. Their children are : 

(SQ) i. AViLLiAM Hexry, l)()rn ^Toiidav, Xovember 26, 

ii. Mary Louisa, l)orn Friday, December 26, 1824; resi- 
dence Cambridge, Mass. 

iii. Carolixe Augusta, residing Xew])ort, R. I. 

iv. SiDx^EY Calhoux^ residing Xewport, R. I. 

25 ]\Irs. ]\[ary (Buchaxax) Sax ford, born in Balti- 
more, Xovember 1, 1800. She was nuirried in Baltimore by 
the Rev. Dr. Wyatt, Mav 27, 1828, to the Hon. X^athan San- 
ford, at that time T'nitcd StaVs Senator from Xew York. She 
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 coniiected by mar- 
riage witli tlie bride's familv. 

Senator Sanforl was born in Bridgehampton, Long 
Island, Xovember 5, 1777. He received an elemen- 


Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 131» 

tary education at Clinton Academy, East Hampton, 
and entered Yale College in 1708, but did not grad- 
uate. Studied law in 171)9, with the ehk'r Samuel 
Jones, and was admitted to the bar in 17!)i>. By his 
genius and application he soon obtained a protitabk' practice. 
I^ 1815, ]\Ir. Sauford was elected to the ITnited States Senate. 
^ * * In 1824, he was one of the candidates for vice-presi- 
dent of the United States. At this period candidates were nor  
f(.imally 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 mendiers 
ff Congress; Andrew Jackson, nominated chiefly l>,v nnnicrous 
conventions — the candidate of the people; John (^uincy 
Adai.HS, nominated by the legislatures of most of the Xew 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. ISTeither candidate re- 
ceived a majority of votes for president, but Adams was elected 
when the vote was thrown into the House of Ive])resentative3. 
Calhoun received a large majority for vice-president. 

Amone: the manv 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 ^lary 
Isaacs, by whom he had ]\larv, 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 Hutch descent, by whom he had one son, Henry, 
who died aged 21. His third wife was ^larv Buchanan, who 
survived him. Senator Sanford died at his home in Flushing, 
October 17, 1838. His widow subsecpiently removed to Pougli- 
keepsie, IST. Y., where she died Api'il -'^i 187!>. Only cliihl 
of Senator and Marv Buchanan : 

(67) i. BoBEKT, born Albany, X. Y., Decendier 10. 1S31. 

26 Lieut. Thomas ]\1cKi-:a.\ BrciiANAN. Y. S. X., born 
August 14, 1802. He was anp*^inted a mids]ii]unan in the navy, 
November 3, 1818, and ..nkM-el to Xorfolk, Va., October. 1810. 
His subsequent services were John Adams (an ohl vessel, not 
the recent sloop of war of the same name). West India squad- 
ron, April, '21 ; Enterprise, April, '23 ; Xew York station. Aug- 
ust, '23 ; Constellation, Xovend)er, '23. '^ " -^ Lieutenant, 

140 McKean Genealogies 

March -3, 1S27; Frigate Hudson, Brazil, flagship of Commo- 
dore J. O. C'reighton, lS2S-<»-30-l ; experiment, on the coast 
March, '32-3 ; Schooner Porpoise, September 4, '32. ^ * * 
He died unmarried, date unknown. 

27 Mrs. Axx McKeax (Buchanan) Wade, horn May 
8, 1803, according to the History of the Bethtehem Female 
SemiiKni/. (it Bethtehem, Pa. ( Lippincott, 1858), where she 
was a student in ISl,"), John Merryman of Baltimore, being 
her guardian. She was married May 12, 1825, to Colonel 
Richard Dean Arden Wade of the army, 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 ^ew York, April 20, 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 io, 1822; iirst lieutenant, September 10, 1828; 
assistant commissary of subsistence December, 1833; paymas- 
ter, April, 1837; cajitain 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 woundiMl in the battle of Cheru- 
busco ; and took part in the battle of Molino del 
Rev, Sei^tember 8, 1847, for which he received the 
brevet of lieutenant colonel in INfarch, 1S41I. He died 
at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, X. IT., February 13, 
1850. Mrs. Wade subsequently removed to Savannah, Ga., 
where she died June 25, 1860.^ Their children: 

(^68) i. JoiiAxxA, born March 30, 1826. (Mrs. Barlow.) 
((it)) ii. Sak'Aii Flizabeth ]\rKi;i;Y.MA.\ . born January 5, 
1828. (Mrs. Thomas.) 

(70) iii. William, born Aoril 25, 1831. 

iv. ^Iarv BrciiANAX, born Februarv 25, 1833. 
V. Haimmkt ^FrK-RAV, horn April 28, 1835; died Deecmb'^r 
0, 1855. 

(71) vi. Robert Bfciiaxax. born Augnst 1, 1844. 

1. Gardner's Diet, of Army: Hammersly's Register of Army for 
100 Years. 

Fosterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 141 

Children of Sakaii Maria Theresa (McTveax ) Maimiii- 
ONESS De Casa I 7 J. 

28 J)<).\A Xahcisa AIakia I.iisa (Makti.xkz \)\: \u\m> 
y McIvean) de P%i;RRARi), born in Philadelphia wliih' hex- 
father was ihe envoy from Spain to this eonntrv, and baptized 
Xovember 30, 1800. She was married in Madrid, Febrnary 
14, 1842 to His Excellency, Senor Don Bias Santiago de l*ier- 
rard y Alcedar, a field marshal of S])ain, 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, i^ 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 IJI, being decorated for inilitarydeeds 
of daring. He died at Saragossa, Spain, September 20, 1872. 
Dona Xarcisa 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 INfadrid Xovendier 8, 
1874, without issue. 

29 Senor Don Caros, Fernando Marti. \i;z de 
Vkimo y McKean, Second Marquis de Casa Yrujo Duke 
De Sotomayor.^ He was born in Washington, D. C., while ]\\- 
father was minister to this country, December 14, 1802, and 
was educate! un ler the personal direction of his father; en- 
tered the di]ilomatic service at an early age, and was ai)]>ointe(l 
an officer in the ^Ministry of State (Foreign Office), and Sec- 
retary to the End)assy in Paris; assisting in that capacity at the 
coronation of King Charles X of France. He retui-iicd to 
Spain in 1826, and took his place at the ^Ministry of State, be- 
ing subsequently ap])ointed a Secretary of State, and Secretarv 
to the C^ouncil 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 tirst time in l.s:;s. as a 
member for ]\Ialaga. " * * In ]iolitics he always belonged 
to the conservative or mo;lerate ])ai'ty. He tilled in su('('e--iion 
the responsible posts of Envoy E.xtraordinary ami .Minister 
Plenipotentiary at the Court of St. James, 1844-(i: Presi<leiit 
of the Council of ^finisters, and tirst 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: Marliiiez fie 
Yrujo and (y) McKean. 

142 McKean Genealogies 

eigii Affairs) , 1847-48. Ambassador to France, 1849-51. As 
President of the C^ouncil of Ministers he held an office next in 
rank and power to the Qneen. 

He was married at JMadrid Jnne 23, 1844 to Senorita Dona 
Ga])riela del Alcazar y Vera de x\ragon, Duchess de Sotomaj^or. 

The I^nke of Sotomayor was a great sufferer from the gout, 
and during a severe attack unfortunately took his own life at 
the Ducal Palace in ^Nfadrid, December 26, 1855. The Ducliess 
resides in Madrid. Their issue (surname, Martinez de Yrujo 
y Alcazar) : 

(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 Lave, Prance 
i\[arquis de los Arcos. 

iii. Dona Mablv del Pilab^ born Paris, France, June 3, 

(74) iv. Dona Maria de la Piedad^ born Paris, France, 
April 27, 1851. (Viscountess de Benaesa.) 

(75) V. Dona Marl\ de las Viutudes^ born J\Iadrid, 
November 2, 1852. (Countess de Lambertye.) 

Children of Thomas McKean, Jr. [8]. 

30 TIenuy Pkatt 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, TTcnrv Pratt, one of the 
best known and most successful Philad'd])hia 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 on he undertook on his own account 
important commercial operations with South America and Mex- 
ico, and extended these finally until they embraced active cor- 
respondence and trade witli the East and West Indies and 
('liiiia. Mr. McKean, exhibiting in the conduct of this foreign 
commerce the spirit of the merchant ])rinces of those days, win- 
ning also in com]~)etition with those able and acconijdished men 
his full meed of success. 

On July 8, 1841, Mr. McKean was married at Troy, Is^. 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 lS-1-9 Mr. 
]\IcKean purchased from the estate of the hite Louis Chipier 
a hirge tract of laud some four miles northwest froin 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 ])arall('l 
with each other with short undulating intervals through 0«r- 
mantO'Wn, Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill, soane five miles di:^- 
tant on the west and north, where the ground then falls away to 
the beautiful White Marsh ^'alley, at "Fernhill," as Mr. '.Mc- 
Kean's estate is named. 

Mrs. ]\rcKean died at Fernhill, January 3, 1804 aged 7") 
years ; and two days after Mr. McKean joined her in "That 
better Land." Their children: 

(76) i. Thomas, born Philadelphia, Xovember 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 Novemiber 5, 1833, to 
George Trott. Their children : 

(77) i. Sarah McKean, boTn 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. boni in 
Philadelphia, March 2, 1815. She married in Philadelphia, 
May 23, 1839, to JNfr. Adolphe Borie. Mr. Borie graduated at 
the L^niversity of Pennsylvania in 1825 and subsex]uently t<iok 
the degree of A. M. L'pon General Grant's accession to the 
presidency he invited Mr. Borie to a seat in his cabinet as Sec- 
retary of the Xavy, which was accepted. Mr. Borie was iKniii- 
nated and coufirmed March 5, and entered upon liis dnties 
^Farch 0, 1860. Resigned June 25, 1860, on account of his 
health an<l age. Tie died February 5, 1880. ^frs. Borie died 
in Philad(dpliia, March 20, 1886, without issue. 

33 Mrs. Clementina Sophia (McKkax) I)(»i;ii;. lii>i-n 
in Philadelphia, ]\ray 27, 1820, and ni;iri-i(Ml in Pliil;nlcl|ilii:i. 
May 23, 1843 to Charles Louis Borie, a younger brother of the 
Lion. A. E. Boric. ]\rr. Borie was born in Phihidel])lii:i. Jan- 
uary 7, 1810, graduated at the Lniversity of Pennsylvania in 
1837, subsequently taking llie master's degree. The children 
of Mr. and ^frs. Borie, were all Imni in Pliiladelpiiia : 

144 McKean Genealogies 

(78) i. Elizabeth McKeax, horn ]\rarcli 4, IS-t-t. (Mrs. 
Lewis. ) 

(79) ii. Beauveau, born May 9, 1840. 

iii. Clementina, horn April 28, 1849 ;-died July 15, 1850. 

(80) iv. Emily, born April 9, 1851. (Mrs. Rhodes.) 
(SI) V. Sakaii (\ McXkax, boa'n February 2, 1853. 

(J\lrs. Mason.) 

Children of Commodore William W. McKean [11]. 

34 Joseph Bokdex AIcKeax, born August 11, 1827. 
He "was a fanner at Cobliam, Virginia ; and was married Fel)- 
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 Coh- 
ham, October 8, 1871. Their children : 

i. Feanklin Buchanan, born May 14, 1857 ; died July 4, 

(82) ii. Anna Bayard, horn July 28, 1859. (Mrs. 
Dean. ) 

(83) iii. Henry Jarvis, born March 1, 1861. 

iv Katherine Myers, born March 26, 1864; livino' at 
Spring Valley, N. Y. 

V. Marietta Ely, born August 3, 1S()(); living at Spriuir 
Valley, N. Y. 

35 LiEET. Franklin Buchanan AIcKean, 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 Inde})cndeiice, flagshij) of Com- 
modore Shubrick, in the Pacific from August, 1846, until Ma\ 
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 Xewhold Wil- 
son, who was born in Princeton, X. J., now a merchant mi 
Binahamton, X. Y. Their children : 

i. Kathlina Joline, died in infancy. 

(84) ii. William McKean. 

iii. Rosa Clark. i 

iv. Sadie. 


Benjamin McKeen 

roaterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 17S7 145 

ISadir and Juline, twins, both died in infancy. 

vi. Elizabeth Ely. 
ol' ^^^:^. Elizabktii I)a\is ('lak (M(1\kan) Ely. horn 
in Philadeipliia, June 24, i^oi). nuirried td .Icscpli Klilm VAy, 
borii .January 22, 1825, in Binghamton, and a merchant in that 
city. lie wa-:- a member of *-he State legishtture in is:),",. ;ii.,l 
under ai)poiniment of the go^'ernor, nuinai>er of the >. . V. 
State Inebriate .V-yium, 1872-7. Mrs. Elv died Novembci 2:5, 
1881. Their children : 

i. EosE McKean, born Phihidelphia, IVcember 21, 1857 ; 
died iiinghaniton, August 19, 1858. 

(85) ii. WiLLLV.M IEatiieu, born Binghamton, Julv 20, 

iii. Elizabeth Anna^ born ^Lay 29, 18()2; died October 
V, 1862. 

V. McKean, born July 18, 1863 ; died October, 20, 1877. 

38 Capt. William Bishop MoKeax, V. S. ]\[arine 
Corps, born November 2, 1810; commissioned in the Tnited 
States Marine Corps as a second lieutenant, November 25, 1861, 
made a first lieutenant ISTovember 26, 1861, and was soon 
after ordered to the marine barracks at Brooklyn, N. Y. Sta- 
tioned at the marine barracks. Mare Island, California, 18(53-5. 
Steam frigate Brooklyn, flagship of the Brazil squadron, 1865 
to Septemiber 1867; promoted to captaincy October 13, 1869; 
marine barracks Philadelphia, 18()7-70; 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, Xovendier 12, 1852, the daugh- 
ter of Samuel Bover and Sallv B. Davis, her father Cohnud 
Davis was a gallant soldier of the War of 1812. Ca])taiii Mc- 
Kean was accidentally killed by being throrwn frdiii hi- lioi-se 
at Cobham, Virginia, August 30, 1879. Only chil*! o\' ( 'attain 
McKean : 

i. Bettixe^ born Virginia, October 17, 1871. 

39 Mrs. Maby Miles (McKean) Jackson, liorii Jan- 
uary 29, 1848, and married Novendun- 10, 1863 to Dr. David 
Post Jackson, a practicing physician in Binghamtcn. Mr>. 
Jackson died without issue April 15, 1864. 

40 Mrs. Posa (McKean) Hotcukiss. born in Thiln- 
del})liia, and married in Binghamton, Aju'il 24, is72. to 
Cyrus Frederick Hotchkiss, only son of the Hon. Giles W. 
Hotchkiss, representative in Congress from 1862 to tlie 38-39-40- 
41st Congresses. He was born in Biuiihanitou about Jim«^ 

146 McKean Genealogies 

IG, iS-iO; studied at Cornell ruiversity l.stJ5>-l) ; ^ ^ ^ and 
died in Biiighainton March 4, 1878. Mrs. Hotclikiss' lioinc 
is in Binghaniton, tlioniiii she lived in Washington in ISSl-C. 
Their ehihlren, born in Binghaniton: 

i. Bessie Roys. 

ii. Rose McKeax. 

Children of Mrs. Adeline J. (McKean) Bayard [12]. 

41 Charles McKeax Bayauu, hum 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 Xewark, X. J., October 12, 1864, to Margaretta P. Wilson, 
daughter of Matthew Wilson and Elizabeth Gill his Avife, of 
Philadeljihia. Their children: 

(86) i. Ja:n[es Wilson^ born August 2, 1865. 
ii. Adeline Julia^ born December 26, 1866, 
iii. Samuel McKean^ iborn Xovember 21, 1868. 
iv. Makoaketta 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 I^niversity of Pennsylvania in 1864, and 
A. ]\L He married Elizabeth Henry Armstrong, daughter of 
Edward and Elizabeth Gulick Armstrone,'. Their children : 

i. Elsie Harrison, bcrn October 22, 1870; died August 
10, 1871. 

ii. Mabel, born .Marcli 26, 1872. 

iii. Caro Rosa, born June 16, 1873. 

iv. Charles Pettit, born July 12, 1886. 

43 Mrs. Caroline Rosa (Bayard) Henry, buin in 
Philadelphia, September 26, 185(»; and married at German- 
town !May 12, 1875, to the Rev. Alexander Henry. He was 
born in GermantO'Ani in December, 1850, oraduated at the Col- 
lege of Xew Jersey at Princeton 1870. also took the degi"ee of 
A. M. He studied for the ministry, 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 Ajjril 5, 1883; died August 20, 

iv. Alexander, Jr., born Williamsport, Augaist 21, 1885. 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 147 

Child of Mrs. Mary (McKean) Hoffman [13]. 

44 Mks. Anne McKean (Hofema.x ) Ki:i;i;. Ixn-ii in 
Baltimore ; and married in Trinity church, New York, Octol)er 
29, 1855 to John Morris Kerr of Xew York. Mrs. Kerr lived 
for a number of years in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where 
at her house her mother died. In the fall of 1S8S s?ie removed 
to Germantown, Pennsylvania. Her children: 

i. Fredeeicka Mary. 

ii. Anne Hoffman, died vouns;. 

iii. TMargaret, died vouno;. 

Children of Judge Thomas McKean Pettit [15]. 

45 Mrs. .Elizabeth Dale (Pettit) Ko.xckkxdorf. 
l>orn in Philadelphia, Xovember 6, 1828; and was married in 
Philadelphia, July 31, 1856, to ComnicdoTe William Roneken- 
dorf, then a lieutenant in the navy. He was born in Penn- 
sylvania, Xovember 1), 1812; entered the navy as a niidshi))- 
man February 17, 1832. Schooner Experiment, on the coast 
1832-3; schooner Porpodse, West Indies, 1833; frig-ate Consti- 
tution, flag-ship of Commodore Elliot, Mediterranean, March, 
1835. * * -^ Transferred to John Adams, returned ^fay, 
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 ^1. W. Chapin, Brazil squad- 
ron; * * * blockading Wilmington and various points on 
the coast during the late war; steamship, Ticondcroga 1803; 
Pov.diatan, 1863-4; Iron-Clads, Monadncck and Tonawanda, 
in James river, 1865-6; commodore Febmary 12, 1874; re- 
tired,^ November 9, 1874. 

Commodore Ronckendorf's home was in Pliiladidpliia, laterly 
his family has resided in Xew York, where Mrs. Ronckendorf 
died January 1, 1887; the commodore still resides in tliat city. 
Their ( hihlren all born in Pliihnlelidiia : 

i. Thomas Pettit, lx)rn ^May 10, 1857, Denver, C()l(.ra<h' : 
died January 3, 1885. 

ii. George Read, born Fol)rnary 11. 1860; architect. New 
York Citv. 

1. Appleton, HfDiersly, etc. 

148 McKean Genealogies 

iii. Maky, born July 28, 1865; died Media, Peinisylvauia, 
August 14, 1866. 

46 RiCHAKD Dale Pettit^ born in Pbiladelphia, 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, horn in Philadel- 
])hia, February 18, 1839; and was .married in Philadelphia, 
May 24, 1869 to Joseph Miller Wilson. He was born in I'hoe- 
nixville, Chester county, Pennsylvania, June 20, ISJ^d ; grad- 
uated at the Kensslaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, X. 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. :\rAKY Hasell, boTu Philadelphia, April 28, 1873. 

Children of Pay-Director Robert Pettit [17]. 

48 Henry Pettit, bin-n 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. Put left collee-e in his iunio-r vear in 1862 To enter 

«. Out' 

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, w^here 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 Commissiou at Philadelphia to visit 
the Vienna Exposition. On his return in June, 1874, he 
brought a large collection of plans, designs, photogra])hs, and 
detailed drawings. "" " " When plans for the various 
l)uiblings were called for, Mr. Pettit sent in designs for all the 
liuildings and his design for the main haiilding and the machin- 
ery hall were accepted. ^ * * Qn 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 14!) 

Mr. Bacon in Philadelphia; their house beini>' filled with im- 
merons handsome and valnahle mementos of their travels. 

40 KoBEKT Et.i.^iakkk Pettit, boTii in Philadelphia, 
Xovember 30, 1846. He graduated at the Episcopal Academy, 
Philadelphia, 18 03, and" the Polytechnic College, State of 
Pennsylvania, as a civil engineer in 1807, 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, witli whom 
his duties have brought him in contact. 

He was married at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, N'ovember 
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, Ajiril i), 1852.^ Mrs. Pettit di( d in 
Jersey City, N.'j., March 0, 1884. Their children: 

i; Sarah Blair^ born Hollidavsburg, Pennsylvania, De- 
cember 9, 1877. 

ii. Robert, born Altoona, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1881. 

Children of Mks. Mary Ann (Buchanan) Coale [19]. 

50 William Edw^4rd Coale, M. D., born in Baltimore, 
February 7, 1816. He graduated at the Maryland Tniversity 
in In 3 6 as a doctor of medicine. He was ap- 

pointed physician to the Baltimore General Dispen- 
sary, 1836-7; an assistant surgeon in rhc navy. Sep- 
tember 6, 1837. * * * ^j),. (',,.,],. ^^..,/ ,„.,,.. 

ried May 1, 1850, to Katherine Sewell Oliver, who was horn 
September 0, 1828, the daughter of Daniel Oliver, .M. D.. LL. 
D. (Harvard, 1800). She died December 19. 1S5(;. 

Dr. Coale's only son, by his first wife, Ivathei'ine S. Olivei-: 
(87) i. George Oliver, born Hosron, Septenilni' Id. lS5.'i. 
51' Mrs. Aa^ne Laetitia (('oale) Brine, horn in l^al- 
timore, April 28, 1817; married Aju-il 5. 1836. to John Chris- 
tian Brune, a merchant, the eldest son of Frederick W. Brnne 
and a member of the firm of F. W. Brune and sons. The father 
was born in Bremen in 177*!, and foun led tlie |ii'esent house in 

1. See Hist. Huntingdon and Blair Cos., Pa., J. Simpson Africa. 

150 McKean Genealogies 

Baltimore in 171)5. ^ ^ ^ ^hs. Bdiir' 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 
jjroceed 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 Coai.e, liorn in lialtimore, ]\[arch 
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 Horsey, daughter of Dr. 
Robert Edward Horsey, Professor of Materia ^ledica 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 

i. EiJWARD Johnson^ born Elk Ridge, July 31, 1856; died 
August 15, 1856, Elk Ridge. 

(88) ii. Robert Horsey^ born September 13, 1857. 

(89) iii. George William^ born December 23, 1859. 

(90) iv. :\rARY Buchanan, born June 29, 1861. (Mrs. 
Redwood. ) 

V. Edward, born March 6, 1863 ; died September 15, 1865, 
Elk Ridge. 

vi. Grafton Dorset, born June 12, 1864; died June 29, 
1864, Baltimore. 

vii. Caroeine Doxald-sox, born June 28, 1875; died Xo- 
vember 26, 1878, Baltimore. 

53 Mrs. Marianna Buchanan ((\)aee) Brown^, 1)()vii 
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, 1n71, leaving chihlrcn by his first wife but none by his 
second wife. Mi-s. Brown resides in Iniltimore. 

Children of Gen. George Buchanan [21]. 

54 (^VI'TAIX EVAXS MlEKS BlT'HANAN, U. S. A. borii 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 l)y his relative, (^ommodore, then Captain, 
McKean, commanding the steam frigate Xiagara. The advan- 

Posterity of William McKcan, the Emigrant 17S7 151 

tagxs (if foreign travel in .so pleasant a cruise to tlii' Mediterran- 
ean and East Indies, decided him to accept the appointment. On 
his return in April, ISdl, the Civil War was hi-eaking out, and 
when General McClellan was appointed to the connnand (d' rlu" 
Army of the Potomac, he a])])ointed ]\Ir. Buchanan his military 
secretary. He acted as such until March 24, l<S(»:i, when he was 
appointed a captain and commissary of subsistence in tlie 
United States Army, and being retained on General Mcl'lel- 
hm's staff, Avas with him during the seven davs battle before 
Richmond in June, 1862. * * * J'or five months he was 
on the staff of Gen. Morrell. ^ * -^ After the bartlc of 
Gettysburg, July, 1863, became chief commissary of Third 
Division, Third Army (/'orps. * * * 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 Septendie. 
30, 1864, near Brook's Furnace, Va. CaiDtain Buchanan was 
unmarried. His body was brought home and interred in Belle- 
fonte. Pa. 

55 jMiiS. Laetitia Geokge (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. ^lass. 
Mrs. Everett died at Auchentorlie, Septend)er 17, ls<i(;. IFer 
issue : 

i. A ciiiED^ still-born Se]:»tember 10, 1866. 

56 T110MA8 McKean Buchanan, Lieut. Com maxdki; 
V. S. j^., born in Bellefonte, Center county. Pa., Septendx r 
18, 1837. He was appointed an acting midshipman, October 
1, 1851, entering the naval academy. He stood well in his class 
and grailuated June 0, 1855, becoming a midshi])nian, and 
cruised in the Constellation and the Congress in the ^NFediter- 
ranean, July, '55-January, '58. Passed midshipman .\]>ril 
15, 1858; ]\raster, ISTovember 4, '7')'^\ ordered to rake ])assage to 
join the steam frigate ^Ferrimac, then in the Pacitic. '" " * 
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 H'>. I>>'i2. Tic was 
for a time in command of the steam frigate ^rississi))])i. \\\o 
gunboat I^ew London, and subsequently conuiiandeil the gnu- 
boat Calhoun. * * * Admiral Favraiiiit writes from Pensa- 

152 McKean Genealogies 

cola about September, 1862: ''Lieutenant Commander Mc- 
Kean Buchanan, witli liiihr draft steamers, liad been operating 
successfully in Berwick Bay and Atcliafalaya River." And 
again, from New Orleans, jSTovember 14, 1862, to 
the Secretary of the Nayy, he encloses Lieutenant 
Commander Buchanan's report, saying, "He is com- 
manding the nayal forces co-operating wath the army 
in Opelousas, and had already two fights with the en emy's 
steamers and land forces." * * * Commodore Buchana-.i 
(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. TTe 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 thronghont that part of the country. Lieutenant 
Connnander Buchanan <li('<l unniarried, and his rcinains were 
subsequently sent to Bellefonte, Pa. Admiral Farragut, writ- 
ing jionie, mentions his death as follows, January 15th: ''Yes- 
terday was a sad day for me. I went to see Banks; he handed 
me a dispatch froui the bar, announcing the loss of tlie Hatteras. 
When 1 came on !ioai'(l I received another. t(dling me of the 
death of one of mv bravest and most dashing officers, Lieutenant 
Commander Buchanan." i 

Children of Pay Director McKean Buchanan [22]. 

."iT P()i!Ki;i)K.\r Brc'ifAXAX. ///c (inflior diu] coiitpiJi'r of 
the liistory and geiiealof/n of (Tovenior llioinas McKedit and 
liis dcsrcndautf^. entitled McKcfoi Fdniifi/ (fr<im which this and 
all that appears in this genealogy abcnit the guvernor and his 
descendants has by his permission been taken). Mr. Buchanan 
was boi'ii in Philadel])hia, Noveml)er 22, 1839; reniovcMl witli 
the family to Brooklyn, T^. Y., when two years of age, and to 
Charlestown, Mass., in ISf)!, c<inse(]uent 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 Schorl, Har- 
vard L*^niversity, graduating in 1861, as a Bachelor in Science 
in the department of pivil engineering. Entered u])on his pro- 
fession as an assistant engineer in the construction of water- 
works for the supply of Charlestown, 1862-5, the works bein'r 


Author of OeneMlogy of Govei'iior Tliomas MoKei.n ,in,l liis 
Uescciidants. entitled McKean Family 


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Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 153 

completed in three years at a cost of one million of dollars. x\.p- 
poinTed chief engineer to extend these works for the supply of 
the city of Chelsea, 1867, the water heing conveyed in [)ipes 
across Mystic river,^vthree-fonrths of a mile wide, and through 
inverted syphons under the two draw ways in the road hridge. 
Appointed in 18G(S to lay a system of pipes for the further ex- 
tension of the works, for the supply of the town of Somerville. 
Ajjpointed to a position in the United States Patent Office at 
Washington, September, 1872, to A])ril, 1877, and removed to 
that city, where he has since resided. 

In May, 1879, he became connected with tlie office of the 
American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, under the distin- 
guished astronomer. Professor Simon Xewcond), LL. D., Ph. 
1)., Y. S. Xavy. This work, published annually, is issued 
rlii'ee years in advance; the nautical part being for the use of 
navigators ; the astronomical for the N^aval Observatory at 
Washington, and for other observatories and astronomers 
rhroughout the country. It is a similar work to the Conndis- 
sance des Temps of France; the British Nanlical Almanac of 
England; the Ahiiaiiaque Nautico of Spain; and the Berliner 
Aatronoinisches Juhfbuch of Germany; which are the five 
''principal astronomical and nautical ephemerides of the world, 
Ijut there are a number of minor publications."^ 

]\[r. Buchanan's duties in this office, are the computatiou aud 
prejjaration of the ephemerides of the planets Mars, Jupiter, 
Saturn, Franus and Xeptune ; the Besselian and Indej)en(k'nt 
Star-Xumbers, for the reduction of the positions of the fixed 
stars, and the computation of the solar and huiar 
eclipses wilh charts showing the portions of the earth 
within which the eclipses are visible.^ 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. E.vst- 
woon; 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. Meter; lunar dis- 
tances by Mr. Bradford: Mercury and Venus, by Mr. E. P. Arsirx; 
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, by Mr. RonEUDEAr Bf- 
CHAXAx; Jupiter's satellites, by Profes.sor H. D. Todu; the satellites of 
Mars, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune by Dr. Morrison. The mean and 
apparent places of the fixed stars were prepared by Engmstt and Mr. 
Hedrick; the general constants for their reduction, by Mr. BrcHAVAx; 
the occultations by Mr. J. O. Wiessner and Mr. Avhaoex; and the 
eclipses were computed and the charts projected by Mr. Bcchaxax." 
A similar paragraph is appended to each addition. 

154 McKean Genealogies 

locently been ti-aiisfen-od to the Xaval Observatory, 
a verv j)roper change a.s the work at that institn- 
tioii now inchules both theoretical and practical astronomy, the 
r\V(i principal branches into which the science is divided. Mr. 
Bnchanan has some of the most difficnlt of the calcnlatious to 
make for the Xantical Almanac, inclnding in addition to the 
alxive Mercnry and Venns, and besides, Mv. Buchanan has at 
various times assisted in the computation and other prepara- 
tion, (if some of the special works published by this office, of 
which may chiefly be mentioned, the Theoii/ of Mcrcm-y with 
New Tables, by Professor Xewcondi. He is the author of a 
Beport on Bridge Condvuction and Inverted Sipltons, Chelsea, 
18ti8; Genealogy of the Boherdeau Faniihi. ISTii; Genealogy 
of the Descendants of Dr. ]Vilti((ni Shippcit the Etder, 1877. 

He was married at Georgetown, D. ('., 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 JMiiladelphia, Secretary of "War during the Revo- 
lution. William Peters, father of these two latter, was a 
brother of Richard Peters, the Provincial ( 'ouncillor. He pur- 
chased Belmont in 1742- and in 17-15 erected the present man- 
sion house, which bears bis monogram and date on the gable. 
Tn the large hall on the lower tl(jor, his arms — a bend between 
two escallops — may still be seen in stucco work on the ceiling.-' 
The land and mansion are now part of Fairmount Park, Phila- 
delphia. On her mother's side, ^Irs. Buchanan is descended 
frnin Sir Charles Burdett,- an English liarouet, who married 
a daughter of Charles Wyndham of Stokesby, ancestor to the 
Earl of Egremont. A granddaughter of this marriage came 
to this country, renounced her Christian faith, and married the 
Rev. Rabbi Abraham H. Cohen, ]\I. 1)., of Richmond and Bal- 
timore. They were the ])arents of ]\[rs. Peters. Tlic mother 
and her children subsequentlv left the Jewish fai h.-' 

58 Mrs. Laetitia ^McKeax (BrcnAXAA') Fife, born 
in Brooklyn, X. Y., December 24, 1842, removed to ("harles- 
town, Mass., in 1851 with her father's familv, and was mar- 
ried in that city, October :'., 1807, 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 F. 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 McKcan, the Emigrant 1727 155 

ant surgeon in the navy. She died in Charlostown, Julv :!(), 
1871, and is buried near her father in Mt. Auburn Cenu'tery. 
She was a person of pleasing manner, and a favorite among a 
large circle of friends. In her disposition she possessed niueli 
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. Geoege Buchanan, born August 9, 1869. 
ii. Selina^ born July 18, 1871 ; died next day. 

Children of Admiral Franklin Buchanan [23] 

59 Mes. Sallie Lloyd (Buchanan) Sceevin, born in 
Annapolis, December 18, 1835. She was married at St. John's 
Chapel, near 'The Rest," October 30, 1806, to Thomas Fore- 
man Screven of Savannah, Ga. He was l)()rn 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. ^loore, l)y whom he had two cliildre', 
Richard Moore and John, but no children to his second wife. 

60 Mes. Xannie (Buchanan) Meiebe, 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, I^an-Ellen. She was married at 
the Washington Xavy Yard, April 3, 1861, to Lioutonant 
Julius Ernest Meiere of the United States ^Marine Cor])~. ddic 
President and all the principal officers of the i;avy and army 
attended the wedding. Lieutenant Meiere entered the service 
April 16, 1855, and resigned to take sides with the South hir- 
ing the late war. His resignation was not accepted, and lie was 
dismissed May 6, 1861. * -^ •* Ui^ ^viiV obtained a di- 
vorce July 6, 1885, for desertion. -k- * -x- c;]^,, resides at 
Tunis Mills, Talbot county, ]\rd. Iler (diildren: 

i. l^ANNiE Lloyd, born "The Rest," June 7, 1S()2. 

(92) ii. Ebnest, born "Fairview," Talbot conntv, Mnrcdi 
5, 1866. 

iii. Ellen Buchanan, born "The Rest," October 3. 1870. 
iv. Thomas McKeax, l)orn Mversdale, Pa., October 9, 

61 ]\rEs. Ellen (Buchanan) Sceeven, l)orn at .Vnnapo- 
lis, Md., September 25, 1841. Slie was niarrie<l at "The R°st" 
June 5, 1861, to George Proc'^or Screven, of Savannali. Gn.. 

156 McKean Genealogies 

brother of Thomas F. Screven, who afterwards married her 
eister. lie was born on Wilmiuii'ton Ishmd, near Savanriah, 
April 14, 183U, and was a rice phmter at Savannah. At the 
ehise 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. Fraxklix Buchanax, born Athens, Ga., March 11, 

ii. ]\L\.RY, boi-n Savannah, Februarv i;3, 1864; died Balti- 
more March 9, 1869. 

iii. Murray Lloyd^ born Fairview December 2, 1866. 

iv. Gkorge Proctor, Jr.^ born Baltimore Jannarv 12, 
1869 ; died Tybee Island, October 5, 187(>. 

V. Ellen Buchanatst, born Baltimore, ()ctol)er 2.'5, 1871. 

vi. ISTannie Lloyd, l)orn "The Rest," May 19, 1877 ; [jost- 

62 Mrs. Elizabeth Tay^loe fBt'ciiAisrAx') Sfllivax, 
born at "The Rest," near Easton, Md., Jnly 1, 1845. She was 
married Xovend)er 17, 1868, in St. John's (Tiapel, near "The 
Rest," to Felix Robertson Snllivan of Baltimore, who was born 
in that city Xovember 2, 18 — . He gradnated at Trinity Col- 
lege, Hartford, Conn., in 1866; and is in the insurance l)usiness 
in Baltimore. Their children : 

i. ]\Iary, born Baltimore, Angnst 19, l,s(i9. 

(98) ii. Franklin Buchanan^ born '^The Rest,". Jnne 27, 

iii. Fklix Robertson, Ji;., Ijorn Baltimore, \ovend)er 7, 

iv. Xannie Lloyd, born Baltimore, May 4, 1876. 
()'.] Franklin Buchanan, Jr., born at Annay)olis, Jan- 
nary 16, 1847. He was e Incated at the Maryland Agi'icullnral 
College and Kaston Academy; removed to Savannah, Ga., in 
1871, and entered into l)nsiness as a merchant, and since 1879 
'has been in bnsiness on his OAvn account as a rice broker, in 
which lie has been very snccessfnl, having been for some years 
perhai^s the largest rice bi-okcr in that city, disposing of 250,- 
OOO bushels annually. 

64 Mrs. Rosa (Buchanan) GcLDSBORouaii. born at 
"The Rest," Angust 28, 1850. She was married November 
15, 1882, to Charles Goldsborongh. He was born at Myrtle 
Grove, Maryland, in 1845; graduated at the ^larvland Agri- 
cultural College, and became a civil engineer. He has lieen 
engaged upon the Baltimore and Ohio, and the ^faryhp'd (Vn- 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant n.i7 157 

tral Railroads. He resided for a time at Chestci-, Pa., hut is 
HOW in Baltimore. 

Joo Mes. Mary Tilgh:\[an (BrcHA^^Ax) Owkx, bdrii 
at "The Rest," Xovember 29, 1852. She Avas married at St. 
Johns Chapel, June 10, 1873, to William 'rilii,liinaii Owen of 
'^Hawkesworth," Talbot (-(mntv, Aid., where he n-a< Ixini V^^^' 
ruary 14, 1849. He is a merchant in Savannah, wliitlicr he 
removed with his family in 1877. Their children : 

i. Kennedy Riddeel^ born Hawkesworth, March 12, 1874. 

ii. Xannie Buchanan, born Hawkesworth, Anpist 31, 

iii. Franklin Buchanan, born ''^The Rest,' SeptendxM- 27, 

Child of Mrs. Susan (Buchanan) Newman [24]. 

fyQ William Henry Newman, hm-w in iJaltiiiKprc, No- 
vember 2G, 1823. He was educated at the Flnshinc; 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 ^Fareh 4, 1864. He married secondly 
to Ellen Stewart Rogers. ^Ir. 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," Hvde Park. 
N. Y., May 23, 1867, to Helen Mary Hooker Stuyve'sant. She 
was born at Edgewood, January 12, 1841, and descended from 
several families well known in the civil and social history of 
New York. Children of ]Mr. and Mrs. Sanford, all bor:i i-i 
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 ]\Iarch 1, 1884. 

Children of Mrs. Ann McKean (Buchanan) Wade [27]. 

68 Mrs. Johanna (Wade) Barlow, b(U-n at Fort Sev- 
ern, Annapolis, March 30, 1826. She was married tirsr to 

158 McKean Genealogies 

William Habersham and secondly at Elizabeth, X. 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. 

60 ]\1ks. Sakaii Et.izai!ktii Mekkymax (Wauk) 
Thomas, born at Fort Trumbull, New London, January 5. 
1828; married at Savannah, Ga., November 0, 1857, to Wil- 
liam W. Thomas, then residing in New York, but now of Eliza- 
beth, X. 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 McKea^". 

70 Willia:m Wade, born April 25, iSol. 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 eliildren, all born in Savannah: 

i. Richard Dean Arden, born April 15, 1863. 
ii. Harriet Murray, born April 2, 1867. 
iii. William Ogden, born May 18, 1873. 

71 Capt. Robert Beciiats^ax Wade, late U. S. A nay, 
born August 1, 1844. He was appointed a cadet at large at the 
TJ. S. Military Academy at West Point, July 1, 1861; ffrnd- 
uated and appointed a second lieutenant of the Seventeenth In- 
fantry June 23, 1865; first lieutenant the same day, cap- 
tain September 29, 1867; unassignod ^li\\oh 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- 
drerl others, under an act of Congress reducino; the armv.^ 

Captain Wade was married at St. Louis, IMo.. August 27, 
1868. to Isabel Neif Budd, daughter of George K. Budd, for- 
merly of Phila(leli)hia, and Rebecca his wife, daughter of 
Hannah (Neff) Patterson, for whose familv reference mav be 
had to the Neif Genealogy by Elizabeth Cliiford 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 siibseqiieiitly 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. Egbert Budd, born October 26, 1869. 

ii. George K. B., born November 4, 1872. 

iii. McKean Buchanan, born September 27, 1870; 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 Yijujo y 
Alcazar, third and present Marquis de Casa Yrujo, y de 
LOS Arcos, born in London while his father was Spanish inin-' 
ister at that court, April 5, 1846. He was educated in ]\[adrid, 
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 LTniversity, 
passing as first class (sohresaJiente). Entered the diplomatic 
service and was attache and third secretary to tlie Sjianish 
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 C\»rtes in 1878, and sat in the conservative interest 
for Cuidad-Iiodrigo, in two successive j^arliaments. In 1884 
he was elected a senator by the province of Logrono. which no- 
sition gives him the title of Excellency. Upon the death of his 
younger brother, he succeeded to the title of ^Marquis de lo-; 
Arcos; and is heir to the dukedom of Sotomavor. The !^^a^- 
quis de Casa Yrujo was married in Madrid, ^inv •?8. 1876. to 
Dona Maria Caro y Szechenyi who was born in Madrid, Seji- 
tember 29. 1853, daughter of Don Pedro Caro y Alvnv(>z de 
Toledo, Marquis de la Komana, Grandee of Spain (^f the first 

160 McKean Genealogies 

class. l)y liis wife, nee Conntcss Szeehoiiyi in Ilnngary. The 
^Iar(|uis <le Casa Yrujo resides in .Madrid and has issue (sur- 
name Martinez de Yrujo v (^aro) : 

(OC.) i. Don Cakt.os', born Madrid, duly 24, 1877. 

ii. Dona ]\rAKiA Ysabel, born Madrid, April 25, 1870. 

iii. . DoxA "Maria dk la Piedat). Ixn-n San Sebastian, July 
29, 1880. 

iv. Dona ]\[aiua del Rosario, born Madrid, October 2, 

V. Don Pedko, born Madrid October 3, 1882. 

vi. Don Juan, born Madrid December 3, 1883. 

vii. Don T^uis, born Madrid January 15, 1886. 

'73 Don Manuel Macrtinez DE Yrujo y Alcazar, 
]\Iarqut8 de LOS Arcos, born at St. Germain en Lave in France. 
June 23, 1840, while his fatlier was ambassador to France. His 
title was created in 1653. Tie died in ]\Iadrid unmarried, Sep- 
tfndier 22, 1864, when the title devolved \\\^(m his elder brother 
I he Alarquis de Casa Yrujo. 


Alca/.ak. DE La.mbertye, bom Xovember 2,. 1852; 
married in ^NFadrid T^ray 24. 1882, to Henri Ferdinarrl Ed- 
mund, Count de Landx^rtye, in France. They re^-ide in Paris, 
and liavc is^iic ( snrname de Lamho'tye). 

i. Mo.xsiKUR OiiARLEs, l)orn ^Fadrid Februarv 12. 1883. 

ii. .M<i.\sii:ri; Mami;!.. born ^iadrid ^lareh 15, 1884. 

Only Child of Henry Pratt McKean [30] 

7''i 'l"iio.\i\s McKkax. liorn in Pliiladeli)hia, Xovember 
28, ls42. lie iii'adnatcil at the Fiiivcrsitv of Pennsylvania in 
1862, and subsecinentlv took the master's 'legree. He was mar- 
ried Septeiid)er 24. 1863, to Klizabeth Wharton, dauahter of 
tjic IIo'i. (Icorac ^r. Wharton, who was born in Philadelvthia. 
1 '(■(■(•inlxT 12. isll. Ilcr |)(Mlioree may be found in the Gcnc- 
filoi/i/ (if lite Wlidrlon Fninili/. bv Anne H. Wharton. 1880. 
^Ir. and Mrs. McKean I'csidc in Pliiladelphia. Xo. 1025 Wal- 
nnt St. Their issne. all horn in Philadeli)hia : 

(07) i. IIk.xuv Pi;att. horn Januarv 12, 1866. 

ii. I'lioM AS. .Ii{.. boiMi A)»i'il 20. 1S6!». 

iii. Maima Wii a i;t(ix . hoi'n .Vjiril is. \S~{). 

iv. (iKoiMJK WiiARTo.x. horn July 20, 1S72; died Phila- 
del|>hia, -lannarv 20, 1875. 

V. Phebk Warkkn. l)(n-n duly 8, 1874. 

William Eiley McKeen, of Terre Haute, Ind., 

For twenty-tive years President of the Terre Haute and Indianaiiolis R. R. Co. iiicliiding 

the Vanihilia Line to St. Louis. 

Posterity of Williatn McKean, the Emigrant 1727 161 

Child of Mrs. Sarah Ann (McKean) Trott [31]. 

77 Mrs. Sarah McKeax (Trott) IIazleulrst, 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 Xice, France, December 10, 1881. 

(98) ii. Elizabeth Borie, born Philadelphia, dune 1, 
1861. (Mrs. Lammot.) 

iii. Henry McKeax. born Philadelphia, December 27, 


iv. Alice, born Philadelphia May 20, 1871. 

Children of Mrs. Clementina S. (McKean) Borie [33]. 

78 Mrs. Elizabeth McKexVn (Borie) Lewis, born in 
Philadelphia, March 4, 1844, and was married in Philadeli)hia, 
December 11, 1872, to John Thom])son 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 ^Irs. Lewis' 
issue, all born in Philadelphia : 

i. Charles Borie, born October 12, 1873. 

ii. Phoebe ^Iorris. born August 25, 1879. 

iii. Elizabeth Borie, born ]\Iay 8, 1882. 

79 Beauveau Borie, born in Philadeli)hia, ^lav 9, 1846 ; 
graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1865, subse- 
quently taking the master's degree, and is in business in Phil- 
adel])hia as one of the surviving ])artners of the firm of C. and 
H. Borie, brokers. He was married December 3, 1868, in Pliil- 
adel])hia to Patty Dufiield Xeill, born August 5, 1846, daugh- 
ter of James P. Wilson Xeill and Alice Johnson Penshaw. his 
wife, all of Philadeluhia. Their issue, all born in Phila- 
delphia : 

i. Charles Lewis, born June 9, 1870. 

ii. Emily Ewixg, born ]\[ay 9, 1872. 

iii. Beavveau. Jr., boi-n September 25, 1874. 

iv. Adolphe Ei)WAi;i). l)(irn January 5, 1877, 

V. Penshaw, born A))ril 30, 1883. ' 

80 ]\rRS. E:mily (Tjorie) Phodes, born in Philadelphia, 
April 9, 1851, and married in T'hiladel}diia, January 5, 1871, 
to James Mauran Rhodes, wlio was born in Providence, P. I., 

lit'J McKean Genealogies 

December 25, 1848; graduated at lirown University, R. I., iu 
1S0!», ami subsequently took the degree of Ph. B. He is one 
of tlie sni'viving ])artners of the firm oi ('. k H. Borie, brokers. 
'I'licir children : 

i. ( 'leaikntixa Borie, born Philadelphia. December 10, 

ii. ^r.vRY Aborx, born Paris, France, April 23, 1874. 

iii. .Iamhs MAri!A\. Jr.. born Philadel]ihia. July 31, 

iv. F. Mauran, Ix.rn Philadelphia, November 20, 1878. 

V. Elizabeth McKean^ born Philadelphia, October 22, 

vi. Emiey Borie, born Philadelphia, October 22, 1880; 
died :\Iareh 22, 1881. 

vii. Emily Beauveau, born Philadelphia, Februarv 17, 

viii. Charles Borie, born Philadelphia April 7, 1883. 

ix. Sophia pEArvEAu, born Philadelphia, Julv 7, 1885; 
died Fcl)rnary 25, 1888. 

X. Lawrence Maurax, l)orn Philadelphia, March 24, 

SI ^Frs. Sarah Clemextixa ]\[cKeax (Borie) 

]\rAS()x, born in Philadelphia, Februarv 2, 1853 ; married Octo- 
ber 12, 1880, at ''The Dell," her father's residence, to George 
('liaiii|)liii .Mason, di'., of Xewport, K. I., son of the biographer 
of (lillicrr Siiun-r. He was born in Xewport, R. I., August 8, 
iNlli. I'csidcs ill Philadel])hia, and is an architect and Fellow 
of rlic American Tiistitntc of Architects. 

Children of Joseph B. McKean [34]. 

82 'Mi;s. A.WA IJavaki) (McXkax) Deax. born in Phil- 
adelphia July 2.S, l,s,-)!i: married at Deposit, N. Y., September 
7, Iss.", to Kdward Gaylonl Dean, a druggist who was born 
No\ciiibei- l'-'!, is:,:;. Thcv reside in Deiiosit, Broome conntv, 
K Y. 

83 I1i;.\i;y .Iai;vis, born at Bingham- 
ton, Broome coiiiity. X. Y.. March 1, 1861 ; educated at the 
Binghamton Higli School, and in 1SS3 was appointed a clerk 

Posterity of William McKean, 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 Seranton, Pa. ; 
married in July, 1885, to Harriet Kimball, who is from the 

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, ISSU, and 
admitted to the bar of the Sui^reme Court of the District of 

Child of Dr. William Edward Coale [50]. 

87 George Olivkk G. Coale, l)orn 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, 
Brockline, Massachusetts, December 0, 1882 to Elizabeth At- 
kinson, who was born December 31, 1856. Mr. .ind ^[rs. 
Coale's issue 

i. :\rARiAN, born October, 30, 1883. 

ii. AViT,LTA^[ Edward, born January 4, 1887. 

lt;4 McKean Genealogies 

Children of George Buchanan Coale [52]. 

88 l*i;()KESSOR Robert Dosey Coale^ born in Balti- 
more, Sc.j)tonil)cr 13, 1857; he oradnated at Pennsylvania Mili- 
tary Academy as a civil eni>ineer in 1875, then became a stu- 
dent ill dnhn.s lL(ti)kiiis University at Baltimore, 1870-80, and 
Fellow ill Chemistry, 1880-81. After gradnating, he was assist- 
ant ill that brancli. In 1881, he received the degree of Ph. D., 
from dohns Hopkins University. ' 

>^\) 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 Imsiness. He resides in Baltimore. 

90 Mrs. Mary Bucilvxax (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 tt Loun Is, l)ankers and lirokcrs. Their 
issue : 

i. Gkoroe Buchanan, h<»rii Baltimore, September 30, 

Child ok Mrs. L.etitia McKean (Buchanan) Fife [58]. 

'.'1 (!k()Kge Buchanan Fife^ born in Charlestown, Mas- 
sachusetts, August 9, 1869; removed to Washington, D. C. in 
l'^72. '•■ ^ '" Studied at the preparatory school of Co- 
Inmliian Uiii\-ersity, Washington, but left there upon receiving 
an a])|)(;iiitment as a Naval Cadet at large. 

Child of Mrs. Nannie Buchanan Meiere [60]. 

92 iMiXKsT M KiKKK, Ixini at Fair \"iew, Talbot county, 
Maryhiiid, March 5, 18(;(;. Ho is a merchant at Tunis Mills, 
I allict c(iiinty; liis energy and integrity having made him a 
hijihlv su((cssfnl ami I'clialile Imsiness man in tliat vicinity. 

Child of Mrs. Elizabeth Tayloe (Buchanan) Sullivan [G2] 

93. FrantvLin Buchanan Sullivan, U. S. X., born at 
"Tlic llcxi ." Talbot county, ^fd., June 27, 1871. He was a])- 
j < intiMl a naval cadet al hirgc and entered the U. S. Xaval 

Posterity of WilUam McKean, the Emigrant 1727 165 

Academy at Annapolis, May 22, 1886, before he was fifteen 
years of age, being one of the youngest nienibers 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]. 

04 George Gummiivs Thomas, graduated at the (Allege 
of Xew Jersey at Princeton in 1879, and at the law department 
of AVashington University, St. Louis, 1881. He resides in 
Elizabeth, X. J., practicing his profession in Xew York Gity; 
and was married at Erie Pa., November 9, 1886, to Miriam 
Clark, daughter of Joseph David Clark of Erie, Pennsylvania. 
Their issue : 

i. Elizabeth Miiuam, born September 11, 1887. 

95 WiLLL\M Provost Thomas, resides in Elizabeth, X. 
J., and is in l)usiness with his father in Xew York City; and 
was married in Washington. 1). C., April 30, 1881, to Harriet 
C^aldwell Lyon. Their issue : 

i. WiLLTA:\r WiLTiERFORrK, born Septenil)er 20, 1887. 

Child of his Ex. Sr. Don Carlos Manuel Martinez de 

Yrujo y Alcazar, third and present Marquis de 

Casa Yrujo y de Los Arcos [72] 

96 Sr. Dox Carlos Martiis^ez de Yrujo y Cako^ born 
in Madrid, Spain, July 24, 1877, is the heir to the Marquisate 
and ultimately to the title of Duke de Sotomayor. 

Child of Thomas McKean [76], 

97 Hexry Pratt McKeax, l)orn in Philadelphia, Jan- 
uary 12, 1866. He graduated at St. Paul's school, and sub- 
sequently became a special student at Harvard T'niversity, 
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 
(xVgassiz) Shaw, who was born at Jamaica Plain, Eebruary 21, 
1866. They reside in Philadelphia. 

Child of Mrs. Sarah McKean (Trott) Hazlehurst [77]. 

98 Mrs. Elizabeth Borie (Hazlehurst) Lammot, 
born in Philadol])]iia. June 1, 1861, and married in that citv 

166 JlcKean Genealogies 

June 1. 1SS7. r<i Danii-l Laininot, who was born in Wilmington, 
])el., April l<i. 1^ ")<*.. lie wa.s odncatod by private tutors, re- 
moved in is?.") to Philadelphia, where he is in bnsiness as a 
iiiiiicr and -liippcr of coal. 


ALEXAXDKII'' McKEAX, (son of William^ MeKean 
Mid -raiKlsoii of William^ and Lotitia (Finney^ .Mc- 
Kcaii, and grcat-iirandson of Willianr' McKean, the 
ciiiiizraiit, who settled in ( hester county. Pa., in 1727, 
and great-iii-eat-iirandsdn (f James^ MeKean of Lon- 
d(.ii<lerry, Ireland, who was a son of William^ Mc- 
Keaii «d" Arayleshire, Scotland), and was born about 
17ti-t. He n'loved from Pennsylvania to Lebanon, Ohio, at an 
early day; the exact date is unknown. (He was one of seven^ 
biuthers'; the eldest brother Jonathan went to Xe^v Orleans. 
The names of the others, so far as known, were Willia:m, 
SA;NruET., David, Joseph and Robert.) He married and their 
children were: (1) Benjamin McKeen was born January 
1, 1S0;5. He was a son of Alexander McKeen and grandson 
<»f 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 tlie ])ioneers of the west, from Pennsylvania to Ohio. Ben- 
jamin journeyed on to Kentucky, and then to Indiana, settling 
near 'i'cri'c Haute, where he became one of its representative 
and iiilhicnrial citizens. (2) Wielia:m, (3) James, (4) 
•Ia.xe, (5) Sakah. 

Of these, Benjamin married Leatha Paddock. Their chil- 

(1) Wii.i.iA.M Riley, born near Terre Haute Ind., Octo- 
ber 12, 1S21I. When 17 years old he entered the countv 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 28 years old, was elected cashier of 
the bank. In ISo.") he resigned as cashier and engaged in ]u-i- 
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 & C^o." Mr. McKeen was 
elected president of the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 167 

Conipanv in June, 18GT, and continued in that position until 
January 1, 1S!M>, 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 liailroad and extended it to South Bend, Indiana, and 
also leased the Terre Haute and Peoria Ilailroad. 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 estalv 
lished Union Stock Yards. He held the position as president 
until ISSS, when he declined re-election. Mr. ^Mclveen was 
not in active service during the Civil War, hut was an intimate 
friend and supporter of Oliver P. ^lorton, tlie War Governor 
of Indiana, and of great financial assistance to the L'nion cause. 
He has always been an earnest worker in the Re])ublican l^arty 
of that state, and declined many important political offices, 
among them the governorship of the state. Of his four sons, 
two, Frank and Craw^ford, are connected with him in the bank- 
ing business and Benjamin and William, Jr., are connected 
with the Pennsylvania and Union Pacific Railroads res])ect- 
ively. ^Ir. McKeen married as his first wife 

(1) Eliza JoHNSTOx ; one son : 

Fkaxk ]\IcKep:x^ only issue of that marriage. He married 
Mary McGregor. 

(2) WiFK WAS A^^x Craw^ford. By this union they had 
issue : 

i. Ann McKeex married Valentine Schuler; issue: Edith 
Schuler, Lawrence Schuler, Mary Schuler, Prudence Schuler. 

ii. ]\rARY MoKeex married Horace C. Pugh ; no issue. 

iii. Samuee Crawford ^IcKeex married Henrietta 
Strong; issue: William Riley McKeen, Joscjdi Strong ^NFc- 

iv. Bex.tamix McKeex married Anna Strong; issue: Mar's- 
Josephine McKeen. 

V. Wir.MAM Riley McKeex, Jr., married Elizabeth Xew; 
no issue. 

vi. Enrru ^IcKeex married Howard Cutler; issue: Dor- 
othy ^fcKeen Cutler. 

(3) Wife Sarah Dowllxc;; no issue. 

Ann Crawford, the second wife of William Ii. ^fcKeen, came 
of a fine old Irish familv, a branch of whi(di is s'ill residing 

168 McKean Genealogies 

in Ti'daiid. Ilcr fatlior was jiresidciit of tlio Vaiulalia liailroad 
ai the time sIk' inarricd ^Ir. AlcKec-n. 

l-j.i/.AiJKTir Xkw McKekn, dang'hter of Jdliii Clialfant Xew, 
uf I iidiaiia|)()lis, Ind.. and Klizal)etli Koweiia ^leRae (if Vir- 
Liiniii. liis second wife. Mr. Xew was for many years clerk of 
tIr' court at ludianai)olis and during the Civil War was a state 
senator, and also (piarterniaster general of Indiana. After the 
war lie engaged in the hanking husiness for some years until 
a]i|iointed 'Ih'easurei' of the Tnited States by General Grant, 
and afterwards ina(h' hrst Assistant Secretary of the Treasury 
l)y Presich'nt Artlmr, who also tendered him the embassy to 
St. Petersburg. rn(h>r President Harrison Mr. Xew was ten- 
dei'ed the eudiassy to Austria, but declining was appointed 
I'liited States Consul General to Great Britian and Ircdand. 
.M V. Xew is descended from an old Welsh family, who presum- 
eilly He 1 to Wales from France during the persecution of the 
Huguenots in that country. His great-grandfather emigrated 
to .\uierica l)efore the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, es- 
laldi-liing a liouie in XTew England, and at the outlireak of the 
Pevnlniidn liis son dethro took u]) arms in the patriot's army, 
heini; on duty and one of the pickets who ca^iTttred ^Nfajor 
Andre with the ])a])ers incriminating General Arnold. After 
the Pe\(dutioii the Xews moved to Kentucky, where the father 
of .Idliii ( '. Xew married Miss Maria (dialfant, a descendant 
of tiie (Jreys of Kentucky. They came to Vernou, Tnd., to es- 
taldish a home and acquired considerable pro])erty, but Mr. 
New (h'voted himself almost exclusively to the ministry, 
preaching throughout the state as a Avork of charity. John 
Chalfant IXew was born in Vernon, but shortly after his birth 
Ills father came to Tndianap(dis to reside and the family have 
since reinaiueil tliere. 

Ki.i/AiiK'ru lJ()Wi<:xA IMcRae. second wife of John 0. New, 
is a descendant of the old Scotch AIcRae clan, and the family 
lia\-e resided in \'irginia since King George the Third sent one 
ot the Mcluu's to X'irginia witli a grant (^f laud several years 
hefore the outbreak of tlie Revohition. The rest of the family 
still i'esi''e in Scotland. 

{■J.) Sak'aii, ihe second (diild of lieujamin and Leatha ]\fc- 
Keen, mai-ried 1. X. Tsliam and reside in Chicago. 

C > ) .\.\.\A, the third (diild of Penjamin and Leatha Mc- 
Keen, married (dnirles M. Warren. 

(4) Sam IK I,, the fourth (diild of Benjamin and Leatha Mc- 
Keen, married Ellen Burt and have one son. 







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Sallie McKeen 


H. Clay M( Keen 

I'l-esident Kentucky Lnmbtr Company 


Elizabeth New McKeex, 

DaiiKlitPr of .lohn C. New of Iiirtionapolis Ind., who was appointeil 
Treasurer of tlie United States by Ge'ieral Grant 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1737 169 

Arthur B., who married Anna O'Meary ; one child, 

(5) Henry Clay McKep:x^ fifth child of Benjamin and 
Leatlia McKeen, married 

Laura B. GiL:\rAN. Their issue: 

James J. 


WiLTAiM, the secoiid child of Alexander ^rcKee'i ninrried a"id 
had issue: (1) Benjamin Franklin^ {'!) Sakaii, (?)) Xine- 
VAH, (4) WiELiA:\r, (5) IMary. 

Ja>[es. the third son (d' Alexander McKeen married and had 
issue: (1) AVielia.m, {•!) Elizabeth, (8) Louise, (4) 
Isaiah, (5) Sarah. 

Samuel McKeen, son of Benjamin and Leatha McKeen, is 
president of the Kentucky Lumber C^ompany, located at Wil- 
li amshurg-, Kv. Mr. McKeen resides in Terre Haute, Ind. 

Henry Clay McKeen, the younpest 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, Frank/in, Pa, 

Herewith I give what data I can with respect to our family. 

T never saw my grandfather, William ]\IcKean. T have a 
sort of reminiscence that he lived to be very old, but ibis is un- 
certain. In religion he was a Scotch Presbyterian (Coven- 
anter) as was all the family. Either my grandfather, William 
IVfcKean, or /?/.<? father emigrated from the north of Ireland; 
but the date or where thev settled is not at i)resent known to 
me. However, of their religious tenets and the fact they or 
either of them did emigrate from north Ireland, thci-e 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 ])arts of the counties adjacent, c(tm])iled 
about thirty years ago, mentions William ^L'Keaii (among 
other ])ioneers) as having lived at or near a place known in 
early times as '"Galis Kerry," on the Allegheny rivei-, about 

170 McKean Genealogies 

iT'.i;.. 'I'lic (hire luav noi \)o cdrrcct. I am srr<»ii,i>ly of the opin- 
idii ilijit iiiv iircat-^'vandfarlicr ( wliatevor his name was) emi- 
jjrated fr^m north Ireland and that my o-randfather, William 
^Iclvean, was horn in America. 

V/n.LiAM ;MoKkax had four sons: i. Robert, ii. Wil- 
liam, iii. David, all now deceased and their descendants un- 
known; iv. .Iamks, horn January (i, IsOO; died March 30, 

•Iamks .M< Ivean, son of William, had seven children: i. 
Wii.ijAM dic(l in childhiiod ; ii. Joiix, died in childhood; iii. 
KoHKiJT \V., died Aniiust 20, 1S()2; iv. Bakbaka, died Jan- 
narv 10, isfil ; v. Joseph, died September 5, 1858; vi. SrsAX 
-Iam;. Franklin, Pa.; vii. Thos. J., Attorney at I>aw, Frank- 
lin, Pa. 

Thoalvs J. ^FcKeax (son of James) has two children: 
Mls.s Dora D., teacher, mend^er and Xational Secretary of the 
C. L. S. r. class of 1806. Miss Xellie .McKeax,, hig'h school 
student, Franklin, Pa. 

William McKeen 

AVn.LiA.M ]\I('Keex of Connecticnt. settled in St. Johns. X. 
B., at an early date. He married and had tive sons and one 
dauiihter. His (ddest son, Samuel, was born in the year IT^T, 
near St. Johns; the other sons were William, Robert, John and 
James. Xo fnrthei- account of the family is known, except 
John, who nnirried and had a son Ruben, who married and have 
sons, William and George and one daughter named Isabell, 
will. inarrie(l Oeorge Vanwart and lives in ^fontana, and 
.\anc\-. (hniiihter of William the ehh'i'. who married C'a])t. Bull, 
;i Ilriti<li officer, ami had a large family, all now living in Xew 
1 '.nil!- wick. 

A LI^X A Xl )I{P, son of William and AFary AfcKeen, horn in 
177."». marrieil Kliz;d)eth irammond in 1S()2. They settled at 
Strong, Me., Franklin county, aliout the year 1800, being 
among the first settlers of that ))ai-t of the state, coming from 
Belfast, Afe. Their children (all born in Strong, Ale.): 

fl) AFak't, born October 17, 1S04; married John Kennedy 
In ISi'tl. She died March, 1884. Their issue: 

Tiio.NLvs, AA'ii.i.iAM, Alexaxder and: James. 

(iM Wii.i.iA.M, born Mav :5 1 , 1808; died Aiignst 27, 1802. 
lie iiKii-rie(l i)oroth\- Ilowland in is.'Jl. Their children: 

Tka, Hex.iamlx. ^Iatilda and Makv Ann. ( Tra resides at 
Salem Depot, X. 11. ) 

*0X 2S^ 

1908 ^ 

Mrs. H. F. Hadlky 

Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1127 171 

(3) Robert^ born ]\Iai'cli 23, 1810; married Enieline Xick- 
erson in 1832. Their ehildren: 

Jedediah, George, Frank and Amanda Sarah. 

Jedediah married Eleanor F. Towner. Their children are : 

Chester C, born October 23, 1860. 

Laura B., born :\ray 8, 1802; died March 26, 1874. 

Cora, born March 23, 1870. They reside at Shellsbnrg, la, 

(4) Alexander, Jr., born January 13, 1812 ; died May 2, 
1860. He married Sarah McCleary, December 24, 1844. 
She was born April 19, 1816. Their issne: 

James Alexander, died at the age of nine months. 

Henrietta Frances married November 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. 

Ralph Edgar, born Jannary 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 
throw^i from a carriage. 

(5) Henry married Deborah Heath. Their issue: 
William Henry. 

(6) Jedediah Hammond was elected to the ]\raine 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 Bow^man, born May 15, 1819; now living at 
Dover, Minn. He married first to Xancy Knowltoii in 1844; 
secondly to Sarah Smith July 13, 1847. 

(8) ISTancy, born February 15, 1821 ; married Albert 
Belcher. Their issue: 

Lucy A. and Albert E. Mrs. Belcher died ]\ray 4, 1881. 

(9) John, born September 26, 1823 ; married Betsy Tvuowl- 
ton (sister to Harj^er's wife). They reside at ^Mendota. Til. 

(10) Luther H., born August 24, 1828; married ]\Lirinda 
Savage October 24, 1850; now living at Strong, ]\re. Their 
children : 

172 McKean Genealogies 

i. Maim lA. Imi'ii March I'-'i, 1S53. 

ii. Ai.iJAMs, liiirii Xdvciubcr 24, 1854; residence, Bath, 
Me. ; iiiuiian'itMl. 

iii. LiKLLA K., horn .May ll^ LS5G; died April :>8, 1S62. 

iv. Xki.lik E., horn ]\Iareli 15, 1861. 

Tklai'cia, the chlcst <Uuioliter of Lnther H. and Marincla Mc- 
Kccii, married May i^T, 1S78, to Frank C. Spauldiii"'. He was 
huiii Marcli 10, 1844. Their children are: 

i. .Mi.NMK ^[ay, born May 1, 1876. 

ii. Ida Vtot.a. horn Jannary 24, 1879. 

iii. R<»v llii/rox, horn Jannary 4, 1886. 

iv. Hellk.x Lor ISA. horn I^ovemher 18, 1891. 

Xklt.ip: E., vonnsiest daughter of Lnther H. and Marinda ^Ic- 
Keen, married So]iteniher 26, 1888, to George W. Webster, born 
Deceniher Hi, 1S.")S. Their children: 

Ida Ruth, horn March 15, 1892. 

Alexander McKeen, Sr., died in 1840. His wife lived to be 
moi'e than one hnndred years old. 

Mrs. Henrietta F. (^t.cKeen) Iladley, the com]nler of this 
sketch says: "My father's family traces hack to 1551," and that 
the collateral branches, the Trasks, the Belchers, the Delanos, 
rlie ilaiiimonds and the Hansons are of noble lineiige. The 
Ilaiiiiiiniids came to this conntry in 1634. 

Ah'xander ^fcTveen, Jr., gave to each of his sons a farm of 
1 wo hniidi'e(l acres. He was a Free Mason and held many 
offices in the town, was chairman of the selectmen, school com- 
mittee and other etfices ; a friend (if the governors of his time, 
and nsed to entertain them at his home. His wife Sarah (Mc- 
Cleai-y) "^FcKeen, <lied Jannary 16, 18!)0. Jlis mother, Eliza- 
beth (Hamnicnul) Me Keen, was a descendant on the Hammond 
side, of William and Elizabeth Penn of London, England Eliz- 
aheih Penn. who married William Hammond of London, was 
a sister of Sir William Penn and annt to William Penn, the 
Qnaker of Pennsylvania. The Hannnonds came to England 
with AVilliani the (\)nqneror and ludd the title of Lord, and 
were of royal lineage. 

William Swan McKean 

Camilla Hammond (McKeen) Kidgely 

Posterity oj William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 173 

THE MCKEAN FAMILY, or M^KEEN, as it is some- 
times spelled, OF MARYLAND 

With Notes on some of the Families with which its 
Members have Intermarried. 

Compiled by Ruxlon M. Ridgely, Baltimore, Md. 

The founder of the McKeaii 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, 
Anx Helm, daughter of Leonard Helm and Rebecca Sharpies, 
April -1, 1795. 

Leonard Helm was the son of Maybekey 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 Citv. 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 occu])ied 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 f roin 
the stray shells and grape shot of the British gun Ix^ats during 
the boml)ardment of Port McHenry. 

"William Swan McKkan married Camilla Ha:\[moxi) 
Moore, daughter of Sarah Kelso and Col. Nicholas Puxton 
Moore. Col. Moore was a Pevolutionary 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 comjiletion of his term of office, he 
retired to his country place in Baltimore countv, where he died 
in 1816. 

Camilla HAM^roxn ]\rcKEAx married Gis'r.wrs Wai;i'I!:'i>i) 
RiDGELY, Xovember 11, 1864, son of C^i])taiii William A. 
Ridgelv and Elizabeth Genevieve Diimcste. Cliarle-^ Riiluclv, 

1 7 I McKean Genealogies 

I lie ufamlfiirlicr of (lustaviis W., was a inomber of the Mary- 
laiid Ilinisc (if Delegates for twenty-seven years, scrvini>' as 
S|M;ik(r iif rlic House for thirteen years. The founder of this 
Im-;iiic1i uf rlic l\i(li>ely family was Robert Ridgely, an attorney, 
who scrrl('(I in ^faryland in 1634, taking up large tracts of land 
in dirtcrcnt parts of the jirovince. For many years he was olerk 
to the ("onncil of Maryland, and later Judge for the Probate of 
WilU, ami Examiner and Register of the High Court of Chan- 

From Robert Ridgely also descended Captain Charles Ridg- 
ely, rhc founder of "Tlampton" — this old estate, the handsom- 
est in Maryland, and in many respects unequaled by any in 
this country, lias always, notwithstanding the law against en- 
tail, descended to the eldest son. At present it is held by Cap- 
tain John l^idgely. Ca]itain Charles Ridgely was one of the 
most ])rominent ])oliticians of his day in Maryland. He died in 
ITlM). His grandson, Charles Ridgely, of Hampton, was gov- 
ernor of Maryland in 1820. 

Although John McKean by his marriage with Ann Helm in 
17!>.") had nine children, but one of them married, William 
Swan McKean, wlio married Camilla Hammond ]\roore, and 
had three children, Camilla Hammond McKean, who married 
Gustavus W. Ri(lg(dy, John Anna McKean who married Rob- 
ert C^asey Rarry 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 !)(>. 

Ry tlie marriaiie of C'amilla Hammoiul ^NTcKean with Gus- 
tnvn-: W. Ridiiclv, three children resulted: Ruxton Moore 
Ridiiclv. married October IS, lSt)<), Rebecca Dorsey Gaither; 
Gnstave Wartield, unmarried, and Genevieve Dumeste Ridgely, 
wild iiiariMcd ,Iuiie .'), ISOO. Ridgely Gaither, son of Col. George 
R. Cai'luM' ani] Rebecca H. Dorsev. and grandson, on the nui- 
lei'iial hMc, (if (idv. Charles Ridgely of Tkrarvland. 

.Mc\and( !■ McKea". (.r McKeeii. of Cund)erland townshi]), 
"^ ovk ( Mdw Adams) cDiintw Pa., was commissioneil lieutenant 
^Fay l.'.. ITTiS. and serx-ed in ( "ol. Huffh Mercer's battalion, in 
Gen"r;tl Forl)es' Fort I )eoiiense exneditio-'T. H^" married before 
llSl ±5^, Sarah, second dauiihter of Col. Hanee Hamilton. He 
seems to have emigrated from York county. 

EuxTON Moore Ridgely, Baltimore, Md., 


Posterity of William McKean, the Emigrant 1727 175 

Hugh McKean, or McKeen, of same place, was commis- 
sioned ensign May 1, 1759, in Col. Clapliam's command. He 
married Marv, danghter of (^ol. Hance Hamilton. He seems 
to have moved from York connty. 

(See will of Hance Hamilton; also Pennsylvania Archives 
and Gitts Historical Collection.) Alexander, Hngh and John 
are snpposed to have been brothers, bnt definii"e information on 
tlie snbject is lacking. 

Notes on McEean's or McEeen'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 Xeck, Xew Castle connty, 
Del., mentioned in Pennsylvania Gazette, Jnne 21), 1774, 

McKean, Daniel, private soldier in Pennsylvania service, 
1750; born Ann-Jm, Ireland, about 1729. Pennsylvania 
Archives (2d series) II, 502. 

McKeen, Henky, private soldier, Capt. David Harris' Com- 
pany First Pennsylvania Regiment, 1783. Pennsvlvania 
Archives (2d series) X, 3-2f>- (or after). 

McKean, Jos. B., took'^oath allegiance at Philadelphia, July 
30, 1784. Pennsylvania Archives (2d series) III, 44; S"' 

McKeen, Jas., tavern keeper, Cumberland township, York 
(now Adam?) county, Pa., 1772-74. List York Co. tavern- 

McKeen, John, young girl, daughter of; carried oif bv Ir- 
dians, from Cumberland county. Pa., August 8, 1756. Mary- 
land Gazette, Septend)er 9, 1756. 

McKean, Robekt, Taxable, Cumberland towrsl^ip (York 
vow), Adams county, Pa., December 1, 1767. Proceedings 
Sco'ch-Trish Society, 1896. 

McKean. ]\r.\i;.\tAi)rKE, of Captain Smith's Companv, Col. 
Smallwood's Marvlaud Regiment, sick in hospital, Philadel- 
idiia, December 16. 1776. Pennsvlvania Archives (2d series) 
I, 534. 

McKeen. Edwakm). of Captain Harris' Company. Col. Hand, 
sick in Philadclnhia, Decciiil)cr 1T7'>. Pennsvlvania Archives 
r2d series), I. 532. 

17r. McKean Genealogies 

McKkax, Gkougk, (lied riiiladelpliia, 1780. Will Book, 

K., p. 2<i7. 

AIcKkax, Bahxey, private soldier, Captain Josiali Har- 
uian's ("(.iiipaiiv, ("(.1. John Bull's Pennsylvania Battalion, Xo- 
venilu'r T. 177.'). Pennsylvania Archives (2d series), X, 60. 

^MrlvKAX, :Maktix, devisee of his father, Ptobert, Cumber- 
land township (York now), Adams county. Pa., January 6, 
17S9. York county Wills, Book H., p. 262. 

McKkax, Thomas, of Chambersburg", Pa. ; received gi-ant of 
land from state of Pennsylvania, October 5, 1785, part of which 

lie sold twenty years afterwards. He married Jane . Deed 

book F., p. 416. Franklin county. Pa. 

"ROBFKTi AlcKane (originally :\lcKean ) settled in Xew 
\'ork state, near Geneva, at an early day, coming from Balti- 
more, Md. His son Samuel married Deborah A. Garrison in 
1825. After that he started on horseback for ^laryland to 
look after his father's share of the estate of his grandfather, 
which ^vas land on wdiicli a part of the city of Baltimore stands 
today. When he reached Peimsylvania, he learned that heir- 
shi]) 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 with(»ut going any farther. The other chil- 
dren of Poljert were R(jbert and Patty. 

Children of Samuel McKane and Deborah A. Garrison: 

William Bobert^ born Y^ates countv, X. Y., January 14, 

Samuel G., born in Yates county, X. Y"., July 6, 1834. 

Of these two brothers, William P. has one son William F., 
born A])ril 15, 1853. Samuel G. has no children. 

Samuel Mclvane, Sr., died in 1844, aged 55. 

^frs. ^IcKane lived to be 82 years of age. Her son Samuel, 
Jr., says: ''I have always heard her say that my grandfather 
(daime(l that his father was nearly related to Thomas ^IcKean, 
the signci- of the Declaration of Independence," and further 
adds, "I do imt know wlu'thcr my grandfather had brothers and 
sisters (jr not, but probably he had." 

1 From the most reliable information. I believe Robert McKane to be 
a depcendant of Thomas, pon 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 familv. 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 177 

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 connty, Pennsylvania, on the 24tli of Sep- 
tember, 1795. His father's name was Hng-h McTvcan, who 
was born in Antrim eonnty, Ireland, in 1753.- The father of 
Hngh MeXcan div^d in 1763, at an advanced age. The family 
came originally from Scotland, * * * settling in Ireland 
abont the close of the sixteenth^ ceiitnry, and were originally 
Scotch covenanters. Hnah McKean emigrated to America 
at the close of the revolntion. He intended to come before bnt 
the war interferred. 

James' vouth was spent on a farm west of Xew Wilmington, 
on the I'nlaski 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 Kea's company. Colonel Christy, Pennsylvania ]\[ilitia. 
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 ednca- 
tion was hard to obtain. He worked by the job or by the 
month, and in any way that was rcMinuierative and honorable 
xC' obtain fnnds. He was one of the men who in the year 181S 
helped to clear the gronnd where Wcoster, 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 oollege cnrricnhim, but owing to failnre 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 

XaiK'v Smith, of Mercer comity, Peinisylvaiiia in -May, 1822. 
His health failing from over-study while at school, he was not 
exi)ecte(l to live and retired to his farm in Xeshannock town- 
sliiji. Lawrence county, Pa., wheiv his health was compara- 
tively restored; and after ahout nine years, having studied the- 
uiogy under the cliarge of TJev. William Wood, pastor of 
JSesliaiiiKick church and for ahout two years under care of 
Pea\'er preshytery, he was licensed to preach by the presbytery 
of I!ea\-ei', and aheut the year bs.'>4 was sent as a missionary 
to Ohio where he was settled as ])astor of Waynesburg, Still 
Fork and nethlehem 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 lahors increased, he gave 
u]) Pethlehem and Still Fork by the consent of the presbytery 
at about the year 1845, and retained Waynesburg 
alone of the three original chnrches, and for nine 
years ])reached at Waynesburg and Xew Ilarrisburg un- 
til the year 1850 when he removed to Scotch Grove, 
Jones county, Iowa. At the time he first preached in Ohio 
within the heunds <;f the Still Fork congregation there was an 
organization of infidels uiuler the lead of one Permarr and Zacli 
Wathy, who were followers of Hume, Bolingbroke and Thomas 
Paine. This leader gave him an opportunity for a miblic dis- 
cussion, and the question was as to the credibility of the religion 
of Christ. He completely and forever demolished the so'ciety, 
which never met after the <liscussion. 

As a debater, he had hardly an equal in logic and strength 
of argument. lie lectured on tem})erance and slavei'v, 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. ]^early 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 was compelled to give up the ]:)astor- 
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 Se^jtendier, 187(), 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 eoidd throw any man in his 
company and regiment. He had eight children, as follows : 

THE \v 

PUBLIC library' 

, Aster, Lenox and Tilden 

Founijatiors, /'' 

Hon. John McKean 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 179 

Jane ]\[eKean, who died and was buried at Betlilelienn, Oliio; 
Kcv. James W. McKean, president of Lenox Collegiate Insti- 
tute and captain of Company C, 44tli 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 Xovember, 1865 ; F. S. ^tcKean, attorney- 
at-law, Arnmcea, Icwa, for many years auditor of Carroll 
county, Ohio, and county treasurer of Joues county, Iowa, who 
died on the 25th of December, 1867; Francis C. McKean, cap^- 
tain of Company D, of the 9th regiment of Iowa Infantry 
^"eteran Volunteers, and attorney, and counselor-at-law, who 
died at Evans, Colorado, on the 5th of Mav, 1874; Dr. Alex- 
ander McKean, of Scotch Grove; C. B. McKean, of Scotch 
Grove, and John McKean of iVnamosa, judge of the circuit 
court, eighth judicial circuit. 

Father AIcKean 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 nioirning. Still he had a great admiration for 
drill, and every sou was a good scholar in latin and mathe- 
matics, and several were proficient in Greek; two were gradu- 
ates of Jeiferson College, Pennsylvania, (James W. and John). 
James "W., Avas 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 elm relies, 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 exj^ression and ju'ofession of an uncompromising 



John McKean, judge of the eighth judicial circuit is a native 
of Lawrence countv, Pennsvlvania, and was born cm the 19th of 
July, 1835, his parents being James and Xancy (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 

i^nniinors in agriculinral and his winters in iatellcctual pnrsnits, 
attendinii' a eununun schoul nntil sixteen, and then spending 
one year at the Xew llagerstown Acacleraj. .^ Later he stndied 
at New KichiiKuid ( 'ollege, Jefferson county, for eight months. 
Ill ()cf(l)('i-, 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 
jjeriod 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 family reached Scotch Grove the 
ensiling 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 del)ater, and received the award of honor in a logical 
contest held that month, five learned men acting as judges. On 
leaving college Mr. McKean rt turned 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 niemher 
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. 
AVhile in the house he introduced a bill which became a law, 
allowing townshi])S 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 bodv, and while in the senate he 
originate(l the measure and secured the passage of a bill for 
a second penitentiary, located at Anamosa, and the whole state 

Nancy (McKeen) Leitz 

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 
conniKindcry, 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, Hopkinton, Iowa 

(1) Jane, died August 10, 1842 aged 10 years. 

(2) F. S. MoKean, 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 coiintv, Iowa, for two and onedialf years. 
Studied law and continued in good ibusiness until his death 
in 1S()7. He married ^laggie E. Rannie, of Waynesburg, 
Ohio, in 1857. She was of German descent and could speak 
the hmguage, she was a school teacher and he one of the board 
of examiners. There are five daughters : 

i. Xatstcy, graduated at Lenox College at Ho])kinton, la., 
valedictorian of her class. She was married to Lewis B. Kuhn, 
business manager of the Western Plowman, Moline, Illinoi.^. 
They have one son and one daughter, Harlan and Olive. 

ii. ^lAfiGiE E., second daughter of F. S. and ]\[aggie Mc- 
Kean graduated at Lenox Co'llege, and married Dr. William 
E. Greig, of Clnronco. Cedar county, Iowa. They have (inc 

iii. Xetta Jane, third (hiughter of F. S. and ^Maggie ^Nle- 
Kean, graduated at Lenox College, an<l mniric^d H. E. Win- 
norel, of Manchester, Delaware county, Iowa. Tlicx- li;i\c tliree 
daughters, Winnafred, ^Margaritc, and . 

iv. Katjierine, the fourth dauiihter is unmarried. 

Is2 McKean Genealogies 

V. ()i.i\K. lil'ili (hiuiilircr mairied George HoAvardj book- 
keeper for .Mdliiic Plow Company, Kansas Civ, Missouri. 

(8) Dii. Iliciii C. 3IcKeax^ second son of Rev. James 
ami .Vaiiev ^leKcaii, was born in Lawrence connty^ Pennsyl- 
vania, July 2(), ^s■2\K lie attended Xew llagerstown and liicli- 
mond .Vcadeiuies, in eastern Oliio', and entered Jefferson 
Oollege, Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, owing to poor health he 
1( ft tIic (•(►llcgc. and afterwards took up the study of medicine, 
and graduated from Keokuk Medical College, Keokuk, Iowa, 
in the s})ring of 1857, and immediately thereafter married 
Elizabeth ^IcGrew, formerly of Jefferson county, Ohio, they 
settled iu Scotch Grove, Iowa the same spring, where he had an 
extensive practice, until death, Xovember 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 wonum, a kind hearted Christian lady. Their children : 

Dr. James W., and Frances Jane McKean. 

i. Dr. J. W. McKean, w^as l)orn at Johnson, Iowa, about 
Ituo. After ilic death of his mother, wdien six years old, he 
lived with his grandfather, the Rev. James ]\IcKean, 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 
c.cct!.:! as orator or valedictorian In- its 900 students. He 
married jSTellie Bouton, of Farley, Iowa, soon after graduation 
and practiced a few years in Anamosa, Iowa, thence he re- 
moved to Soulli 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, Xebraska. Afterwards he 
was appointecl to take charge of a hospital at Chieng-Mai, 
the capital of northern Siam. Here he passed five years, treat- 
ing 5,000 patients ])er year, but the health of his wife, whom 
he had married on rlie eve of his departure compelled bis re 
turn to Aiuei'ica. lie and bis wife sailed for Chieng-ALii, 
August 2<), 1895 and arrively safely at that city in December 
folloAving. Dr. ">rcKean's daucbtn- bv bis first Avife is: 

Etiikl, she is at Wooster, Ohio. 

His ]/iese:it wife is Larna Wiiscn, their issue: 

Katk p., born iu Siam. 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 183 

Hugh C, born in Siani. 

ii. Fkaxces Jaxk McTvean, dangliter of Dr. H. C. and 
Elizabeth MeKean, graduated at Lenox College, and married 
George Armstrong of Adrain, Miehigan, they have one dangli- 

]\riLDRED^ born abont 1892. 

(4) James W. McKean^ son of James and Xancv ^Ic- 
Kean, was born in Lawrence connty, Pa., April, 1832. He 
attended Xew Hagerstown and Richmond Academies under 
Professor Joseph I.indlay and in 1854 in company with a 
younger brother John drove a team and wagon from Xew Har- 
risburg, Carroll cduuty, Ohio' to Scotch Grove, Iowa, where 
thev built a cabin in the tind^er, 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, 185G, he, accompanied by his brother John entered 
Jefferson College, graduated as one of their honor men in 1859, 
entering the Western Theolooical Seminary at Allechanv 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 
9tli Iowa regiment should arrive he would accept that and re- 
sign as captain. He died in Ofhcers' Hospital, Memphis, Ten- 
nessee, July 9, 18()4. His budv was embalmed and is buried 
in Scotch Grove, Iowa. 

(5) Dr. Alexaistder McKean, son of Rev. James and 
Xancy ^EcKean, was born June 22, 1838, in Car- 
roll county, Ohio, graduated at Lenox College, and 
at Rush Medical College in June, 1S71; married to 
Delia A. Strahl of Dubuque county, Iowa. He kept 
a drug store for a few years in Anamosa, until his health im- 
jn'oved, when he removed to Scotch Grove, where he practiced 
a nuanber of years, and thence to Onslow, and from there to 
Center Junction where he died February 28, 1891. He was an 
elder in the Presbyterian cliurch. He died witlmut issue but 
adopted a girl named : 

i. Er-^v P. :>rrKKAX. 

184 McKean Genealogies 

(0) Captaix Francis ( 'ijowi-oj;]) McIvkax, sun of l\ev. 
James mid Xancv ^IcKean, was born in Carroll conntv, Ohio, 
Februai'v \-2, 1S4-2; moved with his father's family to Scotch 
(Jrcve, In\v;i ; (■iiter((l Lenux ('ollege in his eighteenth year, Imt 
enlisted in ('miipany I), Xinth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Ang- 
nst 1»), 18(51; went in as oi'derly sergeant; promoted second 
lieutenant July 1», 1862, captain February 15, 1863; mustered 
out at Hilton Head, December 31, 1861. During the entire 
term of service he took an active part in over 
thirtv engagements against the enemv, 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 ju'ospects 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 comanenced 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 II()])kintou, 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 
retui'iicil 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 ^I. E. married after graduation, Prof. An- 
drew (J( rdoii Wilson, \icc-])iesident of Lenox College, Hopkin- 
toi), Iowa. 

ii. Fkaa'k Chalmers McKeax^ born July 7, 1874; grad- 
uated at Leriox College in 1873. He won first jjlace at the Iowa 
State Oratorical Contest, held at Fairfield, lown, eight col- 
leges competing. His sister, Elizabeth ( ^IcKean ) Wilson, won 
the decdaiuatorv contest at Lenox College, and his cousin, F. S. 
McKean, son of Dr. John ^IcKean, won the contest between 
the high schools of the state of ^o^va. and his father. Captain 
F. ( '. McKean won first jirizc for crator.x' in Lenox College 
while a student in that college. Mr. ^IcKean is now engaged 
in teaching. 

(7) Charles Beatty ^IcKeax, sen of Rev. James and 
Xancv ^^('Kean, Avas l)orn in Carroll county, Ohio, September 
20, 1845; came with his jjarents to Jones county, Icwa, in 
1856; enlisteil in Company C, Forty-fourth Iowa Volunteer 
Infantry, A])ril :!(), 1864; discharged Septeml)er 15, 1864. 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 185 

Fruiu 1S04 to 1870 he attended Lenox College, teaching school 
three winter terms driring this time. He was considered a good 
speaker, a logical reasoner, and a })nngent debater. He was 
married February 29, 1872, to Henrietta Belle Clark, of Scotch 
Irish, Presbyterian stock, boTn in fiercer connty, Pennsyl- 
vania ; her parents came to Jones connty, Iowa in 1851. Mr. 
and Mrs. McKean are now (1896) living in Hopkinton, Iowa. 
Their children are attending Lenox College. ]\lr. McKean is 
a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Clmrch, and has held many 
places of profit and trnst, for which he has been re-elected by 
his friends. Their children: 

i. Margakkt Anna, born December 2, 1872. She won 
first ]irize as an essayist at society contest Lenox College in 
1892. Attended Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one year 
Graduated at Lenox College in 1891-. Employed in teaching 
in Arkansas. 

ii. Frank L., born in Scotch Grove township, Jones coun- 
ty, Iowa, ]^ovember 29, 1873, ^vas taken under the cai'e of 
Cedar Rapids Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry, and 
is now completing the sophomore year in Lenox College. 

iii. Alexandp:r C., was born near Scotch Grove, May 22, 
1870, at an earlv aae he showed a talent for mathematics be- 
yond his years. In September, 1894, Avhen 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, w^as born near Scotch Grove 
station, on Sunday the 14th of August, 1881. He is now in his 
14th vear and is attending Lenox College. 

V. iSTellie Belle, the 5th child of C. B. and IL B. Mc- 
Kean, was born on the old James McKean homestead one mile 
south of the town of Scotch Grove on Xovember 22, 1880. She 
is attending the graded school in Hopkinton, Iowa. 

(8) John McKean, son of Rev. James and j^aucy ]\Ic- 
Kean, was born in Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, July 19, 
1835. He married Xancy Ann F^llis of Jones cojmty, Iowa. 
They were joined in wedlock on tlie l<>tli of November, 1805 
and have six children. 

186 McKean Genealogies 

i. Fi:k'(;u8 Smiiii. liorn S( ])t'iiilici' !i, 1806, married Addie 
Jdsi'phine Smith < f Aii:iiii<is;i, Icwa, IS'.M); live at Sutherland, 
Iowa ; have one sun : 

Ilei'liert McKean 

ii. Xaxcy Jaxk. born April (>, lS(;s; married Harry E. 
Marshall. l)iiliu(ine, Iowa, September 1889; three children : 

P^lenor, Edward, and Ijabv, live at Dnbnqiie, Iowa. 

ill. JoHX Lawrence^ born September 13, 1870; married 
Mary ^Mccre, Iloldrege, Nebraska, 181)3; one son: 

Ritchie Wallace. 

i\-. Delia B., born Xovember 30, 1875; married Douglas, 
Jessup, 1884; one daughter; live at Sutherland, Iowa. 

v. Beatkice G., born Sejstember 14, 1877; teaching at 
Sutherland, Iowa. 

vii. Samuel Hloii^ born Decendjer 10, 1S7'J ; farming at 

John Lawrence McKean, son of Judge John McKean, 
learned the printer's trade on the Lincoln Daily State Journal, 
Lincoln, Xeb. ; ]ud)lished the Wcd-lij Unionist, Lincoln, Xeb. ; 
Havelock Meclianic, Havelock, Xeb., and now owns the Blade, 
Bancroft, Xeb. 

Judge John !^^cIvean, died at Dubu(|ue, Iowa, August 8, 
1811 1. His wife, Mrs. Xancy Ann ^IcKean, is now living on 
her farm near Sutherland. Iowa. 

Maternal Grandparents 

Compiled bv C. B. McKean, Hopkinton, Iowa 

"Father's maternal grandparents, ]Mc('aw, wi-re fr(un 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 ^IcC'aw, born 17^)3- 
and mai'ried to Hugh Alclvean about 1782. Ilis grand])arents 
^FcKeaii were Scotch Covenanters and emigrated to Ireland 
abi'iit 1()1H», and his grandfather was in the siege and battle of 
Londonderry. He died in the year 17<)1. Hugh ^fcKean fmy 
grandfather) was born .lune 1."), 1753, in Parish of 
A Bellorehjshone, (or Btdlarehishane), County Antrim, Ire- 
land. It is not known as 'to sisters, but it is 
known that he had three brothers: .Tohn, William and 
Robert. William liveil and died in Ireland, bnr John, Robert 

Posterity of Hugh McKean, the Emigrant 1785 187 

aiul HiTgli came to America. Hugh soon after the Revolution- 
ary War. John lived a single life, and died in the eastern part 
of Pennsylvania. Rohert 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 liut 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 INIercer (now 
Lawrence) county, Pa., where he died in 1840 in his ninety- 
seventh year. His wife died in 1813, in her seventy-ninth year. 
My mother's maiden name was Smith of Coal Spring, Mercer 
couiitv. Pa. Her mother's name was Gifiin of Westmoreland 
countv, Pa." 

Biographical Sketch 

From J. C. McKean, Paton, 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, ^fargaret, Esther and William. 

(1) Hugh married Martha Garside, by Avhoiii he had seven 
children, all of whom arc dead except my brotlier James and 

(2) Jane married Thomas Garside and. was the iiiotlior. I 
think, of nine children, of whom four survive: 

LMrs. Maria Mullen of Griswold, Adams county, Iowa ; J. P., 
known as "Frank" sonicwhcvc in Nebraska; William d., of 
Onslow, Iowa, and Edgar, who is a telegraph operator and was 
stationed at Quigley, Iowa. Jane died of consumption in 1809 

(;>) ^rARGARET married Hugh Reed, and was the motlier 
of six fhildren, most of whom dicMl yonng, all dead now except 
Harry. Margaret died of consumption about 1S7(1. 

(1) Esther married Parker Simisson, a millei- living 
near Mercer, Pa. They have nine children (names nnknown) 
.-.aid to l)e a healtliy, liandsonie. intelligent and in all respects 
lovable familv. 

18y McKean Genealogies 

(5) William, tIic name of his wife I cannot just now recall. 
However, he is married and lives in ]\Iereer, Pa., has a son 
Benjamin and two daughters, names unknown to writer. 

Hugh ^IcXean, the emigrant of 1TS3, had a family of 
"eleven children : John, who died in Ireland ; Jeen, Xaney, 
^lai'v, ^largaret, 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. Jeeii mar- 
ried John Cam])bell, had two children. He died in the Isles of 
Cuba. Xancy married Thomas Wharry. He died and she mar- 
ried Samuel Glenn. Mary married George Bell. Margaret 
married William Reed. James married Xancy Smith. Wil- 
liam married Annie Bice. Elizabeth married Joseph Thomp- 
son. Jane married Sannud Glenn and Join married ^laria 


James McKeex^ born in Cologne Park, County Antrim, Ire- 
land ; married Sakah Boyd. Their issue: 
(ij JMaky married — Spence. 

(2) Xaxcy married William McKeen. 

(3) ^Iargare'i married Alexander Miller. 

(4) William married Isabella Adams. 

(5) Hexky, born in Cologne Park, County Antrim, Ire- 
land, August 11), 171)4:; settled in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1817; 
Imsiness, importer of clocks and watches. He married ^fartha 
McLeod, in Philadelphia, August 12, 1823; died in Phila- 
delphia, August, 1887. His wife died in isd."). Their issue: 
Bessie, Hexey, William, Maky, 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 nuirried Sarah McCoy, and livccl in Camden, X. J. 
They had four children: Jexme, Hea'ry, ^Iary and Helen. 

William marrie 1 Annie Adler; had four children: Jessie. 
Annie, "William and Hk.\i;y. He was first lieutenant of Com- 
pany K, One Hundred and Eigliteenth Pennsylvania Volun- 
teers; wounded at the battle of Antietam. 

Mary McKeen marricMl William Baphael ; issue: Henry and 

Martha ^FcKeen married Dr. J(»liu Sehenck ; issue: ]Mary 
and ]\rartha. 

Astor, Leflox an 

Henry McKeen 

fj PUBLIC library] 

Astor^ Lf»ox and Tllden 

Col. Thomas McKeen, 

Son of Henvv ilcKeen 

McKean Genealogies 189 

Thomas McKekx married, had two children : Janiei=; 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 Saeah. 

Thomas married Elizabeth Stewart; issue: Emma (de- 
ceased), Helen (deceased), Elizabeth^ Mar\% 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, N. J. Sarah, his wife, 
was born at Mt. Bethel, January 31, 1826; died Januarv 10, 
1887; issue: 

(1) Jane, born in Philadelphia, October 2, 1850; married 
Charles J. String, Camden, X. J., October 31, 1877. 

(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, 1&'86. 
ii. Laura, born March 10, 1888. 
iii. Janet, born December 17, 1889. 
. ir. Maxwell, born Februarv 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. LIelen, born in Camden, Xovember 15, 1892. 

ii. Aaron O. Jr., l)oni June 3, 1896, Camden. X. J. 


Extracted from a Sermon preached at Easton, Pa., November $, i8§8, 

occasioned by the decease of Colonel Thomas McKeen, by 

John Gray, D. D. 

Extracted from a sermon ]ireaehed at Easton, Pa.. Xovem- 
ber 5, 1858, occasioned l)y the decease of Colonel Thomas Mc- 
Keen, Bv the Bev. John Grav, D. D. 

190 McKean Genealogies 

'V\\n\\\i\s j\[eKeen was born in the north of Ireland on the 27th 
nf June. 17r»;j, a descendant of those brave Scotch sires, who 
fur liberty of conscience, had left their county under the reign 
of James, the vain prince. The attempt to force an ecclesiasti- 
cal iiiniiarchy u])on 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, C^ounty 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 neighl)orhood of Hartsville in Bucks 
county ; removed to Durham, where he taught some time and 
afterwards was engaged as clerk and manager for Mr. Black- 
liouse, \vli(» then carried on the Durham Iron Works. In 1788, 
lie made a visit to Ireland, and shortly after his return mav- 
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 
aceonnt. In the year 1704, he was commissioned a captain l)v 
Governor Mifflin, and marched with his company under Gen- 
eral Washington to quidl the "Whiskev Insurrection" in the 
westerii ]iart of this state. Ca]itain McKeen was offered the 
ap])ointment of major but declined. Hon. George M. Dallas 
was the paymaster of the troops and Colonel Forest, the com- 
mandei- (if tlie regiment. He removed to Northamton county 
and cdiitinned the business as stoorkeeper for about seventeen 
years, growing in wealth and wisdom, and in favor with God 
and man. I)\iring his residence in this ]ilace he was elected 
colonel and without application on his part, was commissioned 
a Tnsliee of the Peace l)y Governor Mclveau. In the year 1815, 
when tlie Uaid-' of Easton, X. I., was chartered, he became its 
tir~t c'lshier. In consequence of this he removed to Easton, 
and liaving acted as cashier until the death of Mr. Sitgreaves, 
lie wa-! elected ))resident, in which situation he served until 
ls,~)l, when be decdined 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 wliicdi institution he contril)nted thousands of dollars, in all 
of wlii(di he i)roved himself to be a man of capacity, probity, 
accuracv and fid(dity. 

On the 18th dav of April 1830, his first wife died, and on the 
nth of A])ril, 18,T2, 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 eountrv increase from three to fhirty miJUons and the 
.'^tates from thirteen to thirty-three. " " ''^ ITis forefathers, 
on both sides, were originally from Scotland, and settling near 
Ballymena, in the north of Ireland, as farmers. 

jMr. ^IcKeen came to his ''grave in a full age, like a shock of 
corn Cometh in his season." 

The 2,'reat-great-grandfather and great-2;reat-<irandmother of 
this branch of the McKeen family was William^ McKeen and 
his wife Margaret (\Yilson) McKeen. 


Robert McKeak, son of Robert and Margaro!: Sloan Mc- 
Kean, was born in County Tirone, Ireland, February 12, 1T1>5, 
and at the age of twenty years (in 1S15) with his mother and 
sisters, ]\[argaret and Ann, emigrated to America, and located- 
in Washington county, Pa. Robert married Mrs. ]\hiry ^Ic- 
Clintock in 1817, to whom was born four children: 

(1) :\rAKY IL, born October 5, 1818; (2) Thomas, Sep- 
tember U, 1820; (3) Alexander, September 1, 1822; 
(4) Sakaji, March 17, 1824. Robert McKean died in 
1832. His widow ]*darch 17, 18n7. and his mother, Mrs. 
Margaret Sloan ^IcKean died in Aniwell township, 
Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1842. Her son James Mc- 
Kean, came to this eountrv in 181 ii, and settle! in Washingto:i 
county. Pa., and removed to Meigs county, Oliio, in 184,"), wlu^ro 
he died October 18, 1858. 

Margaret McKean^ now Mrs. ('. 15. defrics. avi 1 her 
brother William McKean, reside in jMeigs county, Ohio. 

Mary H., after spending several years as a missionarv at 
Tuilaliassa, Indian Tci'ritory, died there January 21, 18!»1. 

Alexander, resided in Washington county all bis life and 
raised a familv. He died ^larcb 27. ISDO. 

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 

1<)2 ^^cKean Genealogies 

Tiio.MAs, Avlio is 74- vcai's of age at this time ( liS!)5) has al- 
ways lived ill Washiiiiiton, Pa. On March 14, 1844. He was 
iiiari'ictl In Faiiiiv J. Snodgrass. Ten chihlrcii wen'e huni to 
them ( all living) : 

(1) ]\Iai{v ElleNj married to T. C. ^McClintdck, ]). D. 
Tlicy vesi Ic at IJurlington, Towa. Their issne : 

i. Paii. W'liiTixo. 

ii. Wii.i.iAM ^IcKeax. 

iii. Jdii.x Thomas and 

iv. ( 'aiaix Tkkkv. 

(■2) John A. M( T\kax. ]M. T)., WashingUm, Pa.; married; 
their issne: 

i. Henry, 

ii. JoHX ( '. and 

iii. Harry ^I. (deceased.) 

{?)) Maria ^I. married Hon. W. J. Davis, Goshen, Tnd. ; 
issne : 

i. Thomas A. Hexry McCeixtock (deceased), Ceara. 

ii. Bessie McKeax (deceased) and ^Iai;ia McKeax. 

(4) W1EEIA.M AV. McKeax. Grand Kapids, ^fieli.. mar- 
ried Elizabeth Thaver of Cdiicago, 111. 

(.5) Taafes p. ^IcKeax and wife, Jennie 1). ^IcKean, have 
four children : 

i. Jexxie Plaxcii, 

ii. AxxiE Mathews^ 

iii. Thomas Aebert and 

iv. James. Peside in Los Angeles, Cal. 

(6) Georcje W. and ]\rARY H. McKeax, one chihl : Hieda 
^NIay. Peside in San Francisco, Cal. 

(7) AxxiE McKeax married Rev. W. P. White, T). D., 
Germantown, Pa.; issne: 

i. WiEEiANf ^fcTvEAx and 
ii. ]\rARY Prescott. 

(5) Eetzabeth ]\rcKEAx married II. W. Seaman; issne: 
i. Thomas McKeax, 

ii. TTo.MEK Aeexaxder and 

iii. JosEPir Hiee. 

(!»)Tiio^rAs r. M(TvEAX. Washington, Pa. 

(10) PvKXARD S. McKeax. Xew York Citv: married. 

James ^[cKevx. son of Pohfi't a"d ^I^^r'?•aret Sloan ^NFc- 
Kean, was horn in ( 'onnty Tirone, Ireland. Febrnary H. I79fi, 
emigrated to America in ISll). located in Washington connty, 
Pa., was married to Sarah ^forrow, Febrnary 2G, 1829 ; re- 

Thomas McKean, Washington, Pa. 

> THE 

, Aster, Ib«ox 
Fom da 

Posterity of Robert and Margaret Sloan McKean 193 

moved to Meigs couutv, Ohio, in 1845, where he died Octoher 
18,1858. Their children : 

Margaret, born Febniarv 2S, 18''30 ; married; reside in 
Meiffs comitv, Ohio. 

William Morrow, l)orn May 10, 1832; married; reside 
Meigs county, Ohio. 

Robert^ born September 4, 1834; married; residence Alle- 
gheny, Pa. 
> Elizabeth, born Xovember 23, 1836. 

Mary, born January 2, 1838. 

James, born Oetol)er 2!>, 1840; married; resides in Denver, 

Jane, daughter of Robert and Margaret Sloan ]\IcKean, was 
Ixu'u 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 jMcKean. daughter of Robert and ^largaret Sloan Mc- 
Kean, was l)()rn in ( 'ounty Tyrone, Ireland, -June 2, 1808; emi- 
grated to America with licr mother and brother in 1815 and lo- 
cated in Washington countv, 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. Hamnidnd, resides in Sharpsburgh, Pa. 


Annie, ^Irs. W. B. Brown, Allegheny, ilied T^ovember 4, 

John Glass, Allegheny, dic^l abont 1865. 

Agnes, Mrs. James McKean (her cousin), Allegheny, Pa. 

One branch of the family Ccousins) located in Philadelphia; 
among them: Robert, James and William: address 2012 Co- 
lumbus Ave., T^hiladel])liia. 

Mr. Thomas, the eom])iler of this sketch died Xdvendicr 17, 
1805, and his wife, Eanny J. McKean, XovcMnber 2, 1806. 

194 McKean Genealogies 

W'lLLJAAl AlcKKAA', burn JJcceiuber lb, 1738; iiiarriecl 
.lean Dalrviiiplc, October 25, 1764. She was born March 23, 
1746. They emigrated from Wigtown, Gallowayshire, Scot- 
land, about 1775, and settled first on Long Island, thence to 
Crosswicks, X. J., and thence to Allentown, jS^. J., where Wil- 
liam died Septeud)er 11, 1811, and Jean, his wife, died August 
8,1821. Their children : 

(1) Sai;aii, Ixji'u August 12, 1765; married Amos Parce. 

(2) JoHN^ born January 0, 1768; married Phebe, and re- 
uioved to Franklin, Ohio. 

(3) Jeax, or Janet, born October 14, 1769, (unknown). 

(4) Thomas, born March 1, 1776; married Mary Rieves 
( of wlioin presently ). ^ 

(5) William, l)oni A])ril is, 177^; married !Miss Hoag- 
land ; went west. 

(6) David uiarriiMl I\lizal)etli Van Sk yver ; lived at Allen- 
town, X. J. 

(7) SA:^[^EL (David and Samuel, twins, luirn Xovember 
3, 1781). Samuel went west with John. 

(8) James, unknown ; may be the same James McKean 
mentioned on ])age 201. 

(0) [Mary (James ami Alary, twins, lioi-n March 12, 17^4). 
^lary went west with John and married a Mr. Francis. 

Of the al)0ve, Sarah had two daughters, Elizabeth and Jane. 

Elizabeth married John Dye, lived at Ocean Grove, X. Y. 

Sarah married — Parce, lived at Hightstown, X. Y. 

David and Elizabeth McKean had three chihlreu : (1) 
Washington, born October 17, 1803; married ^Margaret Ivins. 
(2) Susan, born October 18, 1805; nnirried John Beatty. (3) 
David, born December 24, 1809; married Martha M. Steward. 
Washington's children were Theodore, born October 25, 1829, 
and Dehn-a, born July 24, 1845. Susan's children : Josephine 
P., born ]\rarch 9, 1830; married Idell. David's children were 
Letitia S., bdrn ^larch 25, 1833, and Washington, Ixirn ^lay 4, 

(4) Thomas M(Jveax. son of William and Jean Dal- 
rymple AlcKean, married Miss Mary Field Pieves, at Borden- 
towu, X. J.. February 5, 1801. He lived at Trenton, X. J. His 
wife <li"l Febru'u-y 2, 1852. Their issue: 

i. ]\rAK'riiA niarrn'(l Xathan English. 

ii. William Plsskll married Puth 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. Ja^^k married Robert B. Parkinson. 

(5) Edwakj) Thomas ]\IcKeax,soii of Thomas and Mavy 
Field (Ixieves) McKean, born Febrnarv 5, 1(S:25; married No- 
vember 4, 1850, to Marv Lonisa Grant. She born ISTovem- 
ber-t, 1828. Their children: 

Edward RAWLI^'GS McKean died Jnne 12, 1900, aged 49. 
years. He nnirried Florida E. Drake; issne : M.^'liarh's. Lonis, J 
Edward T., Mary L. and Vivian. ^^ _ C 

May Field McKean, Jnnior Leader, Baptist Young 
People's Union. 

Horace Grant McKean, born December 13, 1864; pro- 
fessor of rhetoric Pennsylvania ]\Iilitarv ( 'ollt^oe, Chester, Pa. 
Tn 1874 the family removed to Burlington, X. J., and in 1877, 
to Philadelphia, Pa.; was graduated in June, 1885, from Col- 
gate Academy, Hamilton, X. Y., and in Jnne, 1889, from 
Madison (now Colgate) Hniversity, Hamilton, X. 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 Xewark, X. J., to 
Miss Elizabeth K. Bergfels, born February 3, 1872, a dangbter 
of the Rev. William H. Ber2,fels of that citv. 

In -Fune, 1895, he was called to the chair of rhetoric in the 
Pennsylvania ^Military College in Chester, Pa. 

Rev. Johx Ash moke McKean was widely known and much 
beloved in the ministry of the Baptist denomination, lie mar- 
rie;l Eliza McC^illy; their issue: 

A.XXA married Robert H. Wass ; issnc : Six sons and one 
daughter. Anna died and Mv. Wass niari'icMl her sister, 
the voune-est dauohter Ellen, and reside in Germantown, Pliihi- 
delnhia. Of his children: 'I'hcnias married and is in hnsiness 
in Brooklvn, X. Y. Thov have 1 wo daniihters. Alma and Eva. 
Eliza a-id S;irah, both married, live in Phibnl(di)bin. .lolm Jr. 
(lied aaed 10 years. 'Mrvx Field <lied when jn^t entering 
womanhood. Jane P. married Samuel S. Ellis, one of the most- 
prosperous business men of Philadel]dn"a. Their (diildren are 
Samuel, Jr., Jennie, Jr., Sonthard. ^largaret and Jolm "Nfc- 
Kean, Jr. 

]\[artua R. Ex(iLisii, dangbtei- of Thomas and Mnrv Fiidd 
Rieves, died August 5, 1805, aged 03 years. 'Ididr niilv dangh- 
ter died in 1880, leaving one <1anghtcr. 


19tj McKean Genealofjies 

ii. William Ivussell McKean and his wife, liutli Cham- 
bers, had issue: 

i Maiv"! ( 'ham ijkk's ( M 1-s. Chiirlcs Wliitehead. lie was for 
many vears cashier of the First National Bank of Trenton. 
Their issue: William K. and (\ Lewis are at the head of a 
large manufacturiiiii' interest. liobert Van Cleave is in the 
Trenton Savings Bank. Harrv ¥., Avith one of his elder 
brothers; residence Greenwood Ave. 

ii. Sauaii married Charles Cargill. She died leaving one 
daugliter, Mar v. 

iii. Willia:m C. McKean^ son of William Ji. and Rutli 
(Chambers) McKean. In business in jSTew York City as a bank- 
er and member of the Stock Excliange, under the firm name of 
Lloyd and McKean. He died unmarried. 

iv. Jam-: P., daughter of William R. and liuth (Chambers) 
McKean, married John Murphey of Trenton. Their son, Wal- 
ter Murplicy, 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, Archil)ald, William and James and five sisters, Isabella. 
Janet, Jean, Mary and Margaret. Alexander emigrated to 
America in ITlHi, and will be spoken of more fullv hereafter. 
The other bi'others married in Scotland, and died there. Wil- 
liam in Febrnary, 1850; Archibald in ISOl and James in Feb- 
ruary, 1804. Of the five sisters, Janet, Jean and Margaret died 
unmarried somewhere about 1S3(); ^\ny died in September, 
1855; Isabella marriiMl a Mi-. Galbraith and died in April. 
18,57, leaving seven children. 

Wit>ltam ^[(JCkax had four sons: 

i. TTr():^iAs died in 1870. 

ii. James died Mav, 1883. 

McKeans of Dumbartonshire, Scotland, 1796 197 

iii. JoiLX^ Avli(3 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, 
IST. 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 
liighly esteemed in the community in which he was a resident 
for forty-five years, dying March 5, 18 i t, at the age of 71. His 
older 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 McKeax 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 l^orfolk, Ya. He has three chil- 
dren : 

i. Thomas, 

ii. Morgan and 

iii. Bessie ; lives at Ca])e May Court House. 

Theophilfs, the sixth son, still lives at the old homestead, 
and is among the most respected citizens of Ccdd Sidiig. His 
two sisters: Kezia and Sarah Elizabeth, are married and live 
immediately adjoining the home of their father. 

Ja]mes IMcKean was born December 30, 1797, and sjient his 
whole life on (^ape May. He was married October 25, 1823 to 
Judith Kent, and had three children : 

i. Ja:mes died in infancy. 

ii. Alexander and 

iii. Jane. 

He was for tliirty-iive years an elder in the Cold Si)ring 
Presbyterian chnrch, and a man of fine character and earnest 
Christian spirit. He died Sei)tember 20, 1864, and his body 
lies in the old church burying ground lieside that of his wife, 
who followed him ]\rarch 11, ls72. Tlicir daugli*-'^r. 

Jane W. MoKeax, was mari'ied Marcli 23, 1858, to Isaac 
II. Smith, who has Ix-en for years a ])rosperons merchant and 

198 McKean Genealogies 

promiiiont citizen of Cape May City. They have three chil- 
(li'cii living': 

i. Isaac Henry, 

ii. TlANNAir ;nul 

iii. Jane. 

.V ((JUSTUS, a son, (lied in 1877. 

Alexander McKean was born March 24, 1826, and married 
Januai'v 1, 1850, Jane S. MathcAvs, who died ISTovember 1, 
1801. They had iive cliildren : 

i. ^Iaky Ella, died in infancy. 

ii. James, died in infancy. 

iii. .Vnna, died in infancy. 

iv. Wilfred. 

V. Charles. 

Mr. ]\rclvean died January 31, 1870. His eldest son: 

Wilfred F. McKean, born March 13, 1853^ now occupies 
tlie old homestead at Fishing Creek, which has been in contin- 
uous ]^ossession of the family for seventy-ilve years. He was 
married in 1877, to Anna P. Stevens, a daughter of Stirv-'' 
Stevens, who was for many years a leader in Christian work in 
lower Cape l\Iay. They have had six children, of whom five are 
now living: 

i. Jane, 

ii. Frances, 

iii. ArGusTus, 

iv. Helen, 


Charles E. MacKean went to Philadelphia in his boyhood, 
and later entered the service of the Pennsylvania Pailroad Co. 
there, in 1888, he removed to St. Paul, Miuu., where he has 
since been engaged in the fast freight business. He was mar- 
ried October 8, 189,"), to Jeanette, daughter of Edward Sealy 
of St. Paul. l)Oth the l)rothers are elders in the Presbyterian 
church, Wilfred in the Cold Spring church, and Charles in the 
Goodrich Avenue church of St. Paul. 

Tn connection with the history of the Cap INfay branch of the 
McKean family, a short sketch of the Cold Spring Presbyterian 
church is in ])lace, 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. Tt is among the oldest of the churches 
of its cominunion in the United States, having had a continuous 
existence since 1714. The congregation first w^orshipped in a 


The old Cold Spring Presbyterian Church 


\^A I 

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 wdiich 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^ 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 Mrs. B. H. Day, 
Winchester, 111. 


McKean Genealogies 



Descendants of Michael and Elizabeth McKeon 


?hael 1 



d. lH'»i 


d. 1870 







George 3 

Kate 4 
1814 1871 






ne 6 



b. 1S3K 

D, Sr., 


Fred G. 7 
McKean, .Jr., 
b. 1874 

in infj 



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 (Jarey was the daughter of John Carey, LL. 
D., of l)ul)liii, 1750-1829, and of Charlotte Duplex, and 
granddauglitci' 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 ^lattliew Carey, 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 Ttidia Store Department till about 1SS9, when he re- 

-I. Kate McKean came to the United States in 1849, and 
liad a school in Cumberland, Md., and in Baltimore, also in 
Mondvilh', Pa. Among other literary labors she compiled a 


[(PUBLIC library] 

I i  

'Aster, Lenox and Tlld«n , 

Freu G. McKean, Sr., 

Chief Engineer, U. S. N. 

Fred G. 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 I^avy as third assistant en- 
gineer in February, 1861, served on several vessels during the 
C^ivil War and in various parts of the world afterwards; also 
at the Bureau of Steam Engineering, Xavy I)e])artment, 
Washington, D. C. ; retired as chief engineer in 181)3, for ]iar- 
tial deafness. 

6. Caroline Dorsey was the daughter of Dr. Bobert 
Kalston Dorsey of Philadel])hia, 1808-1869, and of Anna 
W. Yeager, 1820 — . Slie traces back through four gen- 
erations to John and Elizabeth Dorsey, and to Toliias and 
Anna ^laria 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 S])ain and later entered a law office in Phila- 

8. Bobert C. ^McKean went to the high school, Washington, 
D. C, and to Trinity College, Hartford, Coiui. He is s^ill 
(1901) a student. 

A Biographical Sketch of His Descendants 

CompUrd by Miss Katheryn McKean, St. Louis 

Jamks ]\IcKp:ax came from Wigtown, Gallowayshire, Scot- 
laud ; 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 in Kentucky or Pennsylvania. Grandfather 
^McKean married Jane Ewing of Dublin, Trelaud, and all of 
their children were born in Germantown. ^\y- ^fy father, 
John Ewing ^IcKean, was born at Germantown, Ky., ^Nfay 14, 
1810. He married Damaris Harmon there January 14, 18.^5.5. 
They removed to C*ovingtc)n, Ky., after a few years, and my 
father conducted a tobacco commission business in ('inciu- 
nati. Thev afterwards removed to Keoknk, Iowa, about tlie 

202 McKean Genealogies 

ciiil of rlic Civil \V;ir. He died at Kalioka, ^[o., June T-'- 
IM17. lie Irfl a iminlici- of dauiiliters, three of whom are iin- 
inarrieil, and a son, Charles T. ^IcKean. also unmarried, and 
all liN'inii here in St. Louis. 


A Sketch by Afajor G forge W McKean, Shaivniga7i Lake, B. C. 

Tii()>rAs ]\IcKEA^' of Dublin, Ireland, was of a family of 
]\IcTveans who came from Scotland ami 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 .losephus, 
Lorenzo Dow, St. Clair, George A., Thomas Gerard, ('liarles 
Wesley, St. Vincent. All married and have families in differ- 
ent states. Thomas G., the fifth -on above mentioned Avas 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 fam- 
ily, and George W. of Shawnigan Lake, B. C. Thomas' sec- 
ond wife was Maria McGavern. Their issue: Lewis C, resi- 
dence Sherman Gity, ^lich. ; Charles E. and Mrs. ^fattie 
Bright. She lives in Shields, Lane county, Ivan. George W.'s 
wife's name was Clara M. Copley. He served in the Union 
army (Ci\il War) and was promoted to the rank of major. 

John D McKean 

doii.x I). ^IcKkax of Clinton county. Pa., married and had 
issue : 

A>;xiE E. and Bio G. McKkax. 

AViT.T.iAM L., Clinton county. Pa. Tonx B.. Centre county. 
Pa., soldici' ill Pennsylvania Begimeiit. 

Jamks S. ^IcKean was a member of Company E, Eifth 
Pennsylvania Volunteers. He married and has a son, Toirx 
B. ^[cIvKAX, residinii- in Clearfield, Pa. 

McKean Genealogies 203 


CompHid by M ss Geurgia>ia IMcKcan 

We were born in Wahner Bridge, near Preston, Lanca- 
shire, England. There were nine of us: six girls and three boys. 
Our oldest sister Floke.xce^ died when live years old. One 
little brother only lived one day. Seven grew n]) to be men and 
women: Mary IIamiltois^, Amy Margaret, Edward San- 
derson, Georgiatva, Thomas George, Mi>:^'ie Frances and 
Evangeline McKeax. Our mother Georgiana Sanderson 
(George) died in ISf!:^. In hsTO, onr father brought ns to 
America and we settled in Virginia, E. S. After residing in 
Virginia for several years, we went to West Virginia, from 
there to Ohio, and then l)ack to Virginia. In 1SS4 father mar- 
ried Knth Barker and they went to Interlachen, Ela., where 
father had charge of a C^ongregational clmrch. He died in 
1SS7. In 18110 Mary Hamilton died in llerndon, Va. Ed- 
ward S. is a ])liysician at Goshen, Va. Our stepmother died 
January 30, 1896. She left one son, John. Amy M., Evan- 
geline and John are living in Wasliington,, I). ('. Georgiana, 
teaclier in ])id)lic school, Vienna, Va. ; Thomas George, printer, 
Chicago, Til.; ^linnie E. married Ernest L. Howard in 1884; 

i. Dudley Blanchard. 

ii. JoHX !McKean^ 

iii. George Lincoln. 

Thev reside near TTcnidon, Va. 

James McKean 

Ja.mks M(dvKA.\, lioni ill Ii'claiid, caiiic to the riiirc(l States 
and settled in Vermont; (hitc not known. His son Henry 
Brvan McKean married and have three cliildren: ^Tr*. 
Delia (McEea^i) Dawson, ^hixwidl City, X. :\r. ; :\rrs. Liebbi.> 
(^IcTvean) Howarl and Lacy ^McKean. ^fr. ^^cKean resides 
at Palo, Towa. 

Robert McKean 

From a Newspaper Clippins: forwarded by Jauies S. iMcKeatt, P. M. 

RoBEKT ^Ic Kkan was horn March (S, iSi'C), in Ki'i'cmlhi-ight- 
shire, Scotland, lie was of a family of ten, H\-(' of whom came 
to the Eniti'd States. All arc li\-ini:' excci)! Mr. McKean. who 

204 McKean Genealogies 

(lii'd (111 'riRvsdiu-, October 2-1:, IS!).'}. The living are ]\[rs. 
]\rAUY ]\rcGiLT. of Charleroi ; Willia.m ]\IcKp:an of Collier, 
towiishi]), Alloiiheny coinitv, James McKean^ of Pontiac, Micli- 
ii>au ; Samuee McKean, of Belle Vernon. On January 1, 
1849, ]\Ir. ]\reKean was married to Janet Caikd, 
and for a year lived on a farm near Mr. Mclvean's 
l)irtli])la('e. Alxmt the middle of the summer of 1850, he em- 
barked with his wife for America. They landecj in Xew York 
ill the hitter part of Jnly, * -x- -x- arriving' at 
Fishkill on the Hudson. William McKean, who 
had ])recedc(l his lirother l)y 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 Charties Valley, gar- 
dening on a farm there until 1865, when he ])urchased a farm, 
the present site of Charleroi, from the Van Voorhis heirs. This 
farm he ])aiil for by the fruits of his own labor. He bnilt a 
greenhouse upon it and planted extensive orchards. Sevei. 
cliildren were born to him. They are: 

Ja:\iks S. McKeax, postmaster of Pittsl)iirgh, Pa. ; Joux C.. 
postmaster of Charleroi; Andrew C, real estate agent and 
WiELiAM R., both of this jJace ; Robert A., a civil engineer, 
and Mrs. H. S. Stkwart, both of Pittsburgh, and :\Irs. C. F. 
Thompson of Charleroi, and Wileik. who died when four 
years of age. 

Mr. McKean was a United Presbyterian. He loved litera- 
ture and Robert Bnrns was his favorite poet. 

in Manamore, Comity Derry, Ireland. William and Alexander 
came to this conntry in 1851, and settled in Philadelphia, where 
both married. In 18()1, Alexander enlisted in the Second Penn- 
svh'ania ('avalry, served three years, and then re-enlis*^ed in 
Hancock's Ccu'ps. He died Xovember 28, 1884, aged 68 ; issue: 
one son, Af-exaxder ^I< Kkax of Phihideljihia, a printer of 

McKean Genealogies 205 


Francis P. McKeon was born in Ireland abont the year 
1785. He emig'rated to America about the year 1800, and set- 
tled in jVlaryland. He was married to Anna Perry. Their 
children were William P., John and Emily. Mr. McKeon 
taug'ht school for several years in Washington county, ^Id., and 
was a noted penman. He died at Elizabethtown, Pa., about 
the year 1822. Of his children William P. went to Penusyl- 
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 wIkhu tliree are living, 
Emily, John and Cyrus. Mr. jMcKeon removed to Preble 
county, Ohio, and died in 18,52. Of his chiblren, 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 nnirried to Minerva Weaver in 18(»!i and 
have five children: Charles, Edgar, Harry, Payniond and 
Walter Scott. All livin<>' at Green\'ille, Ohio. 


Jonx ]\r<JvKAx died in Ireland in 1834, an old man, tall 
and erect. He had a son David and David had a son John, 
l)orn at the old home, Townland of Ma^heoruscullion Parish- 
of Dysartlim, County Derry, Ireland, four and a half miles 
from the Tyrone line; received a classical edncation and other 
training in tlic schools near home. His mother died in 1840, 
and he came to this country in 1851 ; entered Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Xew York City, fall of 1852, and graduated in 
the s]iring of 1S55, came west soon after, spent winter of 
1855-0 in Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pa.; 
spent most of his ministerial life in First Clarion Pr'^sbvteria-' 
and second in Huntingdon Presbytery, Va. Had a large field 
assigued him on his removal to Kansas, ly tlie To]U'ka Pres- 
In-tcry ; 1 rcd^e down as did also his successor. Now owns a farm 
and is ]')0stmaster at Grant, Piley county, Kan.; has held the 
office for ten vears. His father bad two bro'licrs: Al(^x:i'id(M" 
;i"d Jolui. His grandfather bad a limtbcr wliose sons wore 
James. Samuel and a Dr. Alexander, lixirg near Cm-;^ of 


McKean Genealogies 


Aiuiers( m. Jamc- , iS. 
Andersnn. Allen. i8. 
Alexander, Randall, 18. 
Allison, Samuel, 18. 
Acwortii. N. H., 20. 
Adams. Edith A., 28. 
Adams, J. C, 65. / 

Alexander. Margaret, 29. 
Anderson. B. B.. 63. 
Archibald, David, 7^. 
Archibald. James. 79. 
Adams. John Q.. i.^g. 
Armilage. Sarah, iio. 118. 
Anther. Robert. 80. 
Alt. William. 81. 
Alt. Clara May. 8t. 
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, 
Braddfick, Gen., 49. 
B()(jzer, Francis, 52. 
Brace, Nancy, 64. 
Budd, Hannah, 64. 
Blackwell, A. C, 72. 
Blackwell, Fred M., 72. 
F.lackwell, J. C, 72. 
Blackwell, Lillian M., 72. 
Blackwell, Rebecca, 72. 
Blackwell, J. H., 72. 
Bonine. Mary A.. 96. 
iSonine, David. 96. 
i3envy. Samuel. 75. 
Brown, Sarah A.. 84. 
Brown, Marianna. 150. 
Banks. Sarah E.. 81. 
Beckwith, L. O.. 84. 
Boynton. Amos. 81. 
Brigham, PoUj', 84. 
Burgess. Annie L.. 87. 
Bicknell. Hannah, too. 
Biicknell. Mary, 100. 
Barker, James, too. 
Borden, Mary, 109, 118. 
i'cirden. Col. Joscj^h, T09. 
i'.uclianan. Laetitia McK., i 
j-tuchanan, I'amily. 120. 


Buclianan. Mungo, 120. 
Buchanan, Dr. Geo., 121. 
Buchanan, Gen. Andrew, t2t. 
Buchanan, Mrs. Anna McK., 122. 
Buchanan. ]\[iss R. S.. 130. 
Buchanan. L. E.. 130. 
Buchanan. Gen. Geo.. 131. 
Buchanan. McKean, U. S. N.. T31. 
Buchanan. Roberdeau. 134, 152. 
Buchanan. L. McK.. 
Buchanan. Admiral F.. 134. 
Buchanan. L. McKeen, 138. 
Buchanan, Sallie L.. T37. 
Buchanan. Nannie. 
Buchanan. Ellen, 
Buchanan, E. T., 138. 
Buchanan, Franklin, 137. 
Buchanan, Rosa, T38, 
Buchanan. Mary. 138. 
Bucnanan. I ieut. T.. 139. 
Buchanan. Capt. E. M., 150. 
Buchanan. T. McKean. 151. 
Buchanan. F. Jr.. T56. 
Bayard. Mrs. A. J.. T26. 
Bayard. Chas. P., 126. 
Bavard. Chas. McK., 146. 
Bavard. J. W., 163. 
Burt. Ellen. 168. 
Belcher, Albert, 171. 
Belcher, Nancy, 171. 
Brune, Anna F. C, 149. 
Borie, E. D. McK., 143. 
Borie, Mrs. C. S. McK.. 143. 
Borie, Chas. L.. 143. 
Borie. B., 161. 
Burdett, Sir Chas., T54. 
Barlow. T. W.. T57. 

Cargill. Annis. T9. 
Cargill. David. 21. 
Cargill. Martha. 7;^. 
Cochran, John, 14. 
Cochran, Janet, 14. 
Carr, Timothy, t6. 
Clendenin, Archibald, t8. 
(riark, James, 18. 
Claverhouse, Scot, 21. 
Cragin, Francis, 2^. 
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, Pc.lly. 83. 

Cunningham, G. W., 100. 

Crawford, Emma, 82. 

Campbell, Ditton, 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, 1,^0. 
Coale, Geo. B., 150. 
Coale. Robert D., 164. 
Coale, Geo. O. G., 164. 
Crawford, Wm. 11.. 139. 
Crawford, Ann, 
Clapham, Col.. 175. 

Dinsmoor, Wm., i_|. 

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, 2~. 

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 ]\I., 69. 

Dobbins, Elizabeth, 69. 

Dobbins, Julia, 70. 

Ddbbins, Daniel, 70. 

Dobbins, Horace G., 71. 

Dobbins, Mary F., 71. 

Dobbins, Annie J.. 71. 

Dofjbins, Sarah, 71. 

Dobbins, Rebecca M. 

Downing, Catherine. 

Downing, Hiram, 76. 

Danford, 8^. 

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, 113. 

Emerson, Vest, 31. 

Eldridge, M., 59. 

Elwell, Wm., 65. 

Eastabrook, S., 67. 

Eastabrook, W. N., 67. 

Elliott, Elizabeth. -},. 

Eayers, Lucy, 85. 

Layers. Jane, 85. 

Eayers, Joseph, 85. 

Eames, Jacob, 85. 

Ely, Mrs. E. D. C. McKean, 145. 

Ely, Joseph E.. 14s. 

Ely, Wm. M., 163.^ 

Everett, Mrs. L. G. B.. 151. 

Person, 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. 

Granam. 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. 
Gilkej'. 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 

Histdry of Acunilli. X. II. 

llnlniCS. R(.\.. 22. 

I liilnics, ! 1 iram. 86. 
llanaiKu. Mary. 25. 
Hall, Rev. E. D.. 26. 
Hall. Evlyii. 26. 
Hall Robl. .McKeen. 26. 
Hall. Emana E.. 26. 
liarri.s. 50. 
Harris. R. McKi-cii. 51. 

I I arris. Ji iliii \... 52. 
1 1 arris. Dr. Jdlin, 75. 

I I :irris, Elizabeth. 75. 

I I arris. .Amanda. 86. 
Hunt. Joseph. P.. 69. 
Tiuchinson. D.. Jt,: 
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. 98. 
Holt. Eliza J. rhillips 
Hoffman, Airs. .Mary. 
Hoffman. Da\id. 127. 
Helni. Leonard. 173. 
Helm. Alayberry. 173. 
Hotchkiss. R. McKean. 
Henry. C. R. B.. 146. 
Hazelhurst. Sarah, 161. 
Hadley. Geo. H., 171. 
Hadley. Henrietta, 171. 
Hamilton. Col. Hancc. 175. 

I sham. 1. N.. 168. 
I sham, Sarah. 168. 

|ohns(m. Solomon. 28. 
Johnson, Thomas, 78. 
Johnson, E. 11., 89. 
John'^ton. Eliza. '67. 
Jellison, l-'rank, 87. 
Jinkins. W. J.. 31. 
Jackson. .Andrew. 139. 
Tackson. .M . .M . .McKean, I4t. 
Jack -on. Dr. IX I'.. 145. 

Kay lor 50. 
Knight. Ale.x.. 7},. 
Kerr. Mrs. Anne. 147. 
K< h (I, Sarah, 173. 



Ldudondcrr}'. i() Original 
l.owd. Gilman. 21. 
l.owd. Selwin. 2-1. 
Eowd, Elma L., 24. 
Lowd. E. G.. 24. 
Lowd. Edna. 24.. 



Lovejoy. Jennie. 28. 
Lowry, Elizabeth. 52. 
Landers, Elizabeth. ^2. 
Logan. Ann. "/},. 
Logan. Samuel. 88. 
Logan. Dr. Charles. 88. 
Lcjring. Ella B.. 81. 
Limekin. Albert. 86. 
Leavenworth. Col.. 91. 
Lyf)n. Alva F... 95. 
Lyon. Eva A.l.. Q ;. 
Lyon. C. H., 95. 
Latimer. Lillie. 95. 
Lewis, Elizabeth, 161. 
Lammot. Elizabeth, 165. 

McKeen, James (Ju tice). 12. 

AIcKeen, John, 12. 

McKeen. William. 12. 

McKeen. David. 12. 

McKeen. Robert. 12. 

McKeen. Thf)mas. 144. 

IMcKeen. Judge Levi. 12/ 

IMcKeen. James, children. 12. 

McKeen. Dea. John, 12. 19. 

McKeen Joseph. 

McKeen, Jo_e- h. Su,,t. jch., 13. 

McKeen. David, 13. 

McKeen's of Derry. N, H.. 14. 

AIcKeen. I'hilena. 16. 43. 46. 

McKeen. i'hebe, 16, 42, _i6. 

McKeen, Wm. of Scotland. 2\. 

McKeen. William. 2^. 

McKeen. Nancie. 2t,. 

McKeen. Lucinda, 2t,. 

AIcKean. Janus of Fryeburg. 26. 

McKeen. B. W.. 2j. 30. 

McKeen. Scth. 28. 

McKeen, David, 29. 

McKeen, James, Stoncham, Me., 28.'/ 

McKeen, Lyman. 28. 

McKeen. h^Ulen E.. 29. 

McKean. James C. 65. 

McKean. Charles. 65.,^ 

McKean. Jane. 66. 

McKean. Jesse B.. 66. 

McKean. Rebecca AT., 66. 

McKeen's of Nova Scotia. 72. 

AlcKeen. John. ancestf>r. N. S.. 72. 

AJcKeen. Robert. 72. 

iMcKean. William, y^. 

McKeen, Thomas. Truro. N. S.. 74. 

INFcKeen. Ebenezer. 74. 

McKeen. John. 

McKeen. David. N. S.. 74. 

McKeen, Elizabeth. 74. 

McKeen, Hon. W^illiam. 74. 

McKeen, Alartha. 75, 

IMcKeen, Capt. John. 75. 

IMcKeen, John, 75. 

Index of Names 


McKeen, Rachel, 76. McKeen, 

McKeen, Sarah, 76;^,^- McKeen, 

]\IcKeen, Eliza, 76. McKeen, 

McKeen, Margaret, 76. " McKeen, 

McKeen, Maria, 76. McKeen, 

-\IcKeen, James, y(y^ McKeen, 

McKeen, Samuel, 77. McKeen 

McKeen, Frederick, -j. McKeen 

McKeen, Andrew, 77. McKeen 

McKeen, Sam'l, 78. 86. 

]McKeen, Alexander, 77. McKeen 

McKeen, Malcolm, 77. McKeen 

McKeen, John, 77. McKeen 

McKeen, Annie, 78. McKeen 

McKeen. S. M. Campbell, 78. McKeen 

IMcKeen, Edward, 78. McKeen 

^McKeen, Annie, 78. McKeen 

McKeen, Sarah, 78^--^ McKeen 

McKeen, Adam, '^8. McKeen 

McKeen. Rachel, 78. McKeen 

McKeen, William, 78. McKeen 

McKeen, David, 78. McKeen 

]McKeen. John Cargill, 79. McKeen 

McKeen, Mathew, 79. McKeen 

McKeen. David, 80. McKeen 

McKeen, Adam, 80. McKeen 

McKeen, Mary, 80. McKeen 

McKeen. Jemima. 80. McKeen 

McKeen. Rosa, 81. McKeen 

■McKeen, John, 80. McKeen 

McKeen, Eliza Jane, 81. McKeen 

McKeen. Addie E., 81. McKeen 

McKeen, Clara May, 81. McKeen 

McKeen. Hattie E.. 81. McKean 

IMcKeen, John, 2nd Gov., 81. McKean 

IMcKeen Samuel, 81. McKean 

McKeen, Janet, 81. McKean 

McKeen, William, 82. McKean 

McKeen, Donald, 82. McKean 

McKeen, Dea., Samuel, 82. McKean 

McKeen. John. Robt. and Samuel. 82. McKean 

McKeen. Hugh, John and Sam'l. 83. McKean 

McKeen. Eph.. Isaac and Abner. 83. McKean 

IMcKean, J. Calvin, 83. McKean 

McKeen, Solomon, 8^. McKean 

McKeen, Milton M.,' 83. McKean 

McKeen, Charles S., 83. McKean 

McKeen, Emma C, 83. McKean 

McKeen, Joanna, 8"?. McKean 

IMcKeen, William, 83. McKean 

McKeen, John, soldier of Rc\-., 83. McKean 

McKeen, Samuel, John, Hugh, Bct^y, McKean 

Polly, Sam'l, 84. ]y[cKean 

McKeen, Janet. JMartha. Nancy, Abi- McKean 

ah and Keziah. 83. McKean 

McKeen. John G.. 84. McKean 

McKeen. Lvman A.. 84. McKean 

McKeen. Dr. D. W.. 84. McKean 

^IcKeen, Annie S.. 84. McKeen 

McKeen, IMartlia, 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. Tulia M., 87. 
Eliza y\.. 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.^2. 
Starrit P., 93. 
Cornelius. 93. 
Margaret E., 93. 
Lucinda Minor, 93. 
IMary A. Bonine, 93. 
James N., 93. 
Geo. W., 93. 
N. J.. 93. 97- 
Wm. J., 97. 

Harry and IMathew, 199. 
Thomas J., 93, 97. 
Cornelius, 94. 
Mary J.. 94- 
Sedora. 94. 
Eva JM. Lyon. 94. 
Capt. John, 95. 
Albert, 95. 
Jasper W., 95. 
Anna, Donaker 
Evan C, 95. 
Roscoe C, 96. 
Donald, 95. 
DeForest Ian, 
INfrs. Mary A., died, 97. 
.■\bner G., 98. 
Starrit P., 98. 




McKean Grenealogies 

McKc'cn. Jane Simi^scn. 99. 
McKcan, Gen. Tliomas, 99. 
McKeeii, Sarah. Holmes, 100. 
McKeen. Sarali and the Britisli. 
l)y Sarah Holmes of Belfast, Me.. 


McKeen, Janet Graliani, 101. 
McKecn, Rohert, nf Deering, N. H., 

McKeen. Alvin \V., 29, 31. 32. 
McKeen. Byron W., 32. 
McKeen. L'ieut. Samuel. t,2. 
^^^IcKeen. Alvin, 30, 32. 
McKeen, Henry. .?o. 
McKeen, Solomon. 31. 
McKeen, Silas, 31. 
McKeen, Frank, ^,2. 
McKeen. Martha. 
McKeen, Rev. Silas, i^i,. 38. 
McKeen. Philena, 39, 40. 
McKeen, Phebe. 42. 
McKean, James of Cecil, ^Id. His 

descendants. 48, 56. 
McKean. Robert, 48. 
McKean. John. 49. 
McKean. Gov. Thomas, 49. 
McKean. John S., 50, 53. 
McKean, Daniel D., 50. 51. 
McKean. William, SO, 51. 
AlcKean, Josiah, S., 53. 
McKean, J. B., 54. 
McKean, James. 54. 
McKean. Rev. Andrew. SS- 
" McKean. Hon. J. P... 56." 
McKean, Re\-. Sani'l, 57. 
McKean, Gen. T. J.. 60. 
McKean, Hon. Sani'l, 61. 
McKean, Benj'n, 64. 
McKean, Rebecca, 66. 
McKean, Col. H. B.. 64. 
McKcan. William the Innnigrant. 

McKean, Gcjv. Thomas, 105, 108, ii6 
McKean, William, 106. 
McKean. J. B.. 118. 
McKean, Roljert. T19. 
McKean, Sarah Maria Theresa De 

Casa Yrujo. 122. 
McKean, Thomas, 124. 
McKean, Sam'l Miles, 124. 
^McKean. Joseph K.. 125. 
McKean. Com. Wm. W.. 125. 
.McKean. Dona Maria. 141. 
McKean. Henry P.. 142. 
McKean. Joseith B., 144. 
McKean. T,t. F. B.. 144. 
}iIcKean. Cai)t. Wm. B., 145. 
,- McKean. Thomas. 160. 
McKean, Henry J., T62. 
IMcKean. Pratt. Jr., 165. 



Alexander, 166. 

Benjamin, 166. 

Wm. Riley, 166. 

Eliza. 167. 

Frank, 167. 

Ann, 167. 

^lary, 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. . 

W^m. of Galis Ferry, 169. 

T. J., Atty. at law, 170. 

Wm. of St. J.dins, 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. 

J(din. ancestor. 173. 

Wm. Swan, 173. 

Camilla H. M.', 173. 
s and ]\IcKeens. 175. 

Rev. James. 177. 

James. Jr.. 180. 

F. S. and family, 181. 

Dr. H. C, 182. 

Dr. J. W.. 182. 

Hon. John, 179, 180, 185. 

Alexander. 183. 

Capt. F. C. 184. 

Frank C, 184. 

Frank L., 185. 

J. C, biog., 187. 
s of New Jersej'. 

James and family. 188. 

Henry and family. 188. 

Col. Thomas, 189. 

Annie Adier, 188. 

Mary, 189. 

Alexander of Dunbarton- 
shire, Scotland, 196, 199. 
McKean, Wilfred F., 198. 

Index of Names 


AlacKean, Charles E., 198. 

AlcKean, Robert and Margaret, 191. 

;\IcKean, Thomas. 192. 

McKean, Mary Ellen, 192. 

AlcKean, Dr. John A., 192. 

McKean, Alaria, 192. 

AIcKean, William W., 192. 

JNIcKean, James B., 192. 

McKean, G. W., 192. 

McKean, James Sr.. 192. 

McKean, William, 194. 
^^^IcKean, 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, 20T. 

McKeon-McKean's of Co. Wick- 
low, Ireland, 200. 

iMcKeon, Michael, 200. 
^-^McKeon, Thomas. Charlotte, Geo., 
Kate, Christopher, 200. 

McKean, Fred. G., Sr., 201. 

]\IcKean, 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, fvibt., 203. 

McKean, John C, 204. 

McKean, William R., 204. 

McKeon, Francis, 205. 

McKeon, Wm. P., Emily, John and 
Cyrus, 205. 

McKean, Jolm of Riley Co., Kansas. 

McKane, Robert, 176. 

McKane, William, 176. 

McKane, Samuel G., 176. 

McRae, E. R., 16S. 

McDugall, E.. 75. 

McGlothlin, C, 92. 

McGlothlin, Mary A., 92. 

McLean, Timotliy, 78. 

McLain, James, 79. 

r^IcCuliey, Samuel. 94. 

McCulley, Nancy A., 94. 

McColoch, Mary, 98. 

ilcKenzie, Robt.. 78. 

Millan, Sarah. 77. 

Miller. Tula A[.. S7. 

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, Elislia, 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. 
Newm'an, Susan B., 138. 
Nesmith, James, 12, 18. 
Newberrj', Elishu, 67. 
Nova Scotia McKeen's, 72. 
Nichols, Capt. Wm. C, 100. 

Orr, William, 16. 
Owen, Alary T. B., 157. 
C)sgood, 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. 
F'rice, 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, 
Riley. Captain, 91. 
Roberts, John H., 96. 
Read, George, 1 1 1. 
Robcrdeau, Col. Daniel, 112. 
Rhodes. Emil}'^ B.. i6r. 
Redwodd. Mrs. .M. I'.. C. 1(14. 



McKean Genealogies 

Ridgely. Capt. Wm. A.. 173. 

Ridtjely, Charles. 174. 

Kidircly, Robert, 174. 

Ridgoly. R. M.. i74- 

Scoville, F. C, 71. 
Stcret. James, i8. 
Sills. Ida M.. 2Q. 
Sneideker. Mrs. Liic3\ 64. 
Sperry. Henrietta Learoyd. ,^Q. 
Scott. Jane, 49. 
Smith. Oscar. 52. 
Smith, Rebecca. 72- 
Smith, Henry, 80, 
Smith, P.ealon. M. D.. 128. 
Sutherland, J.. 78. 
Stimibaugh, ]\Iary. 80. 
Sherbondy, Byron. 8t. 
Stoughton. Julia H., 84, 
Starrit, foot note, 90. 
Spauldin, Eva. 96. 
Simpson, John. 99. 
Simpson, Daniel, 99. 
Simpson, Sarah, 100. 
Simpson, Harriet, 100. 
Sanford, Mary B., 1.^8. 
Sanford. Senator, 138. 
Sareven, ^Irs. Sallie L., 155. 
Sullivan, Elizabeth, T. R. 
Sullivan, ]\Irs. Elizabeth, 164. 
Spaulding, J'^rank C, 172. 

Taylor, John. 19, 23. 

Taylor, Nancy, 2;^. 

Taylor. Julia F., 62. 

Taylor. Mary Jane. 62. 

Taylor, David, 78. 

Taylor, Capt. Islathew, 78. 
Townsend. Geo. Alfred, 114. 
Trott, Sarah Ann, 143. 
Thomas, Geo, C, 165. 

Vincent, George, 52, 

Willoughb}', Benjamin E., 14. 
Weir. Robert, 18. 
Wilson, Judith. 
Whitehead, Eliza. 26. 
Walker. Harriet. 27. 
Walker. Winslow. ^,2. 
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, 
Webstei;, Geo. W., 172. 

Yuill, Andrew, 78. 

Youngman, Geo., 85. 

Young, lona, 95. 

Young, Amanda, 88. 

Yrujo, Senor Don Carlos Martinez, 

123, 160. 
Yriijo, Senor Don Carlos Manuel 

Martinez De. 159. 
Yrujo, Senor Don Alanuel Martinez 

De. 160. 
Yrujo, Senor Don Carlos ]\Iartinez 

Y Caro, 165. 

Illustrations 213 


Buchanan. Roberdeau. 1S2. McKeen. William Riley, Terre Haute, 

Ind.. 167. 

Day. Elizabeth Harris, Winchester. McKeen, Elizabeth, New Wyo.. 169. 

HI.. 52. McKean. Sallie. Chicago, 111., 168. 

Dobbins, William Scott. 68. VlcKean. Samuel. 169. 

Donaker. Mr. and Mrs. H. C, 96. McKean. H. Clay, 168. 

_ ^ , , , n,r McKean, David, family group, 81. 

Gilkey, Mrs. G. F. and daughter Ma- McKean, Henry, the emigrant, 188. 

bel. 24. r.'cKean. Col. Thomas, 189. 

Gilmore. Eliza, and sister. Sarah -\icKean, Afr. and Mrs. A. E., 53- 

Holmes, 100. McKean, Rev. Samuel, Lansingburg, 

Hadley. Henrietta F.. Lawrence j^^^^^eln, Hon. James B.. 57- 

Mass.. i/i. McKean, E. W., Marion, Iowa. 60. 

Lowd, Nancie McKeen, 23. McKean, Hon. Samuel 62 

Lyon. Cornelius Homer. 95- McKean. Col. Henry B., Washington, 

D. C, 64. 

McKeen, B. W.. 28. McKean, family group, of C. & N. A. 
McKeen, Joseph, Omro, Wis., 26. McKean. 94. 

McKeen, Rev. Silas, Bradford, Vt.. McKean, Nancy Ann, 94. 

;^^. McKean. Cornelius, front, i. 

McKeen. Miss Philena. Abbot Acad.. McKean. Thomas, signer of Dec. of 

39. Ind., 108. 

McKeen. Miss Phebe F.. Abbott McKean, William Swan. 172. 

Acad.. 42. McKean. Camilla H. Ridgley. 173. 

McKeen. John Cargill, Amherst, N. McKean. Hon. John. Anamosa, 179. 

S.. 75. McKean Thomas.. Washington, Pa., 
McKeen. Hon. David. Canadian Sen- 192. 

ate, 78. VlcKean, George W. Perry, Iowa, 97. 

McKeen, Charles S. and Emma C. McKean. Nancy. 188. 

St. Louis. 83. McKean, May Field, 195. 

McKeen. John G., ^ilanhattan. Kan- ]\IcKean. Fred. G.. Washington. D. C. 

sas. 84. 200. 

McKeen. Dr. Dean W.. Russell. Kan- McKean, Fred. G., Jr.. 201. 

sas, 85. McKean. B. Belle. Altoona. Pa.. 51. 

McKeen, Roscoe D., Supt. Schools. xt u r- xt ^- 

TT in AT QA Newberry, George N.. 67. 

Haverhill, Mass.. 86. j ' ^ / 

[cKeen. Capt. James, and Julia M. Presbyteriai 

his wife. 86. N. J., 19S. 

IcKeen, Capt. Albert and wife. 87. d- 1 1 t>,, 

r T^ T-1 • 1 o 00 Ridgley, Ru 

[cKeen, Florida B.. 88. & j' 

McKeen, Benjamin, 166. Simpson, Daniel S., 99. 

Haverhill. Mass.. 86. 

McKeen. Capt. James, and Julia M. Presbyterian Church. Cold Springs. 

his wife. 86. N. J., 19S. 

AIcKeen, Capt. Albert and wife. 87. 011 r> ^ Ar„ , r-, 

^r T^ T-1 • 1 D 00 Ridgley, Ruxton Moore. 174. 

McKeen. Florida B.. 88. & j' /-t 


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