This page was intended for enquiries from McKean family researchers. Below you will find queries listed with most recent at the bottom. After moving out of the country, our past coordinator has resigned. (Our thanks to Leslie for a job well done in rather difficult cirumstances.) Rather than delete this page, we have decided to continue it as is. We no longer can accept new queries.
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Daniel McKean: I would like to discover the date and location of my 4 gr grandfather Daniel McKean's NH marriage to Jennet/Janet Wilson about 1789 or 1790. Also date of deaths. Daniel and Janet Wilson are recorded in History of Londonderry, NH and their children were all born there and recorded in Vital Records of Londonderry, NH, however I do not have Daniel or Janet's marriage or death dates. (Daniel's father was John McKean, born 13 April 1714, died 09 October 1793. John's father, Justice James McKeen was a founder of Londonderry, NH. Janet's father James Wilson fought in Rev. War.) Replies to: James Stevenson, Fairfield CA firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan McKean and William Mckean: I am trying to do my father-in-law's line. His line is Walter Hollis - 1927, Ella May Mckean 1908, Walter Nathan McKean 1880, William Alvin Mckean 1860, Nathan McKean (Unknown), William Mckean 1745, Samuel McKean 1710, There seems to be someone missing between Nathan and William. These McKean's seem to be from NH. Replies to: Glenn E. Smith Salinas, CA email@example.com
Frank McKeen: c 1718, Londonderry, NH Came to Londonderry, N.H. around 1718/19. from Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. My grandfather was Frank McKeen but do not know the name of my great grandfather. My father's name was Milan A.Mckeen who was born at York Co. New Brunswick, Canada in l890. firstname.lastname@example.org
James McKeen: c 1718, Londonderry, NH Came to Londonderry, NH around 1718 or 1719, from Ballymoney county, Antrim, Ireland email@example.com
James McKeen: I am looking for info about James McKeen
born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1828. He married Margaret S.
unknown who was either born in Maine or New
Brunswick in 1826. Their eldest son James was born in 1857 and my grandfather Albert H. McKeen in May 1860. The family came to the U. S. around 1865 and were in WI in 1870. I can't seem to get to the right source for info from Nova Scotia.
Anonmyous - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh McKean: I am interested in finding the parents of Hugh Mckean (1802-1887) of Franklin Co. PA. He was my ggg grandfather. He was the heir of a William Mckean of the same county. He was married to Elizabeth Whitmore (1803-1837) and Margaret Stewart (second wife). Matt McKean email@example.com
Robert McKean: b.c.1842, Glasgow(?); d.1899, Edinburgh,
Scotland. Seeking further details on Robert McKean, hairdresser,
married Isabella Beddie on 30th August 1866 at the age of 24, in Edinburgh,
Scotland. He is quoted as being born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
but I have been unable to find details of this. He died in Edinburgh
on 7th March 1899. Also seeking details of above Robert's parents,
Thomas McKean and Christina Robertson, previously McKean, maiden surname
Manson. Gordon S. McKean mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Elijah McKeehan/MacIan: b. Scotland 1767, d. PA 1838 - I am looking for info on Elijah McKeehan born Scotland 1767 died Perry Co. PA 1838. SZOGAR@aol.com
Judge McKean: Judge McKean was the organizer and first commander, of the 77th New York Regiment (in the Civil War ?). I'm writing a regimental history for the 77th and I would appreciate any help you could offer. (My great great grandfather was a private in the 77th New York.) bob morrow -- Badotis@aol.com
Gibson McKean: 1822-1894 PA, USA. Looking for ancestors
of Gibson McKean, born 8/6/1822, died 4/25/1894 Shihola, Pike Co. Pa. Married
Rachel Ann Hoover 3/9/1849. Father could be Jesse McKean b:12/10/1781,
d:11/7/1861, m: 5/16/1808 to Azabeth Travis :8/19/1794, d:9/27/1868 where
they lived unknown. I am seeking this family history because of some discrepancies
in information that I have. Would appreciate any possible help in this
Thank you, Barbara McKean Rolfe email@example.com
William John McKean: b. 1884, Scotland
My father's name was John McKean b. 1912 est. migrated from Glasgow, Scotland 1928 est. His father was William John McKean, b. Feb. 1884 and his father was John McKean, b??? d. 1926 was married to Mary Ann Ivy. Any further information is greatly appreciated.
Bill McKean MCKEAWJ@ch.etn.com
Joseph McKean: b 29 Nov 1768 in >Philadelphia. He Married
Mary Pearson Clunn on 13 May 1776. There were two children John Clunn McKean
b 20 Feb 1797 in Virginia, Joseph William
McKean b 19 May 1799 in Nashville Tn. Joseph William McKean moved to Arkansas. John
Clunn McKean came to Texas. Replies to:
Richard McKean Manchaca, Texas. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gibson McKean: Have found that Gibson's father was Jesse McKean.
His father was James McKean born 8 Jun 1738, died 17 Apr. 1808 he was born
in Londonderry, N.H. and married his neice Jemima McKean born 8 Sep 1755
died 8 May 1816 in Shohola, Pa.(This may have been a second marriage).
They lived in Warrick, Orange Co. N.Y. until around 1789 or 90 when they
moved to Milford, Pa. They lived there until a flood wiped out their homestead.
They then moved to Shihola, Pa. where they settled into what is now McKean
Valley. It is thought that James is the brother of Thomas McKean
the signer of the Declaration of Independence by some but I have not been
able to obtain any information to that fact. Would appreciate any help
in this direction.
Gary Rolfe email@example.com
John McKean: Candle maker in Dumbarton willed his estate to his
brother James McKean in Jamaica 15 December 1813, recorded
January 12, 1814. William McKean, formerly of Jamaica
and then of Dumbarton willed his estate to his sister Elizabeth
McKean Will 9th November 1813. William died 1 March 1814.
One estate included 2 small ships The Elizabeth and The Speedwell.
This family of McKeans from Dumbarton, Scotland evidently had associations
with Jamaica. Does anyone know any more? See other generations
and information supplied by Mr. Andrew McKean of Scotland in the
Andrew McKean Hill mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
David McKean: son of James, son of John My Grandmother
was Effie McKean, sister Minerva (Minnie). I was told her father was David
McKean (can't find him) and HIS father was James. Thomas McKean (the
signer) was a 5-Gr.Grandfather to me. I have many bits & pieces of
the McKean History direct & collateral to the signer. My interest focused
on the Civil War service, so I have much info in that area. Any help
in finding DAVID, his father James, and HIS father (said to be John) would
be of great help.
Thank you! Ronald Bair email@example.com - NOTE: I have received a "user unknown" error message for firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address. Please contact Web coordinator, Mr. Bair.
Mary MCCAIN: b PA, m John SHAFER b PA, son William Humpshire
b 1869 Canton, OH Stark Co., RR telegrapher, d 1930 Seattle, WA, m1st c 1897 in Burlington, kA Coffey Co.to Nellie ____ b 1877, child Leroy Scot SHAFER b 1900 Burlington, KA, m2nd Lillian VANPELT KLINEFELTER, dau Eulitta Isobel SHAFER b 1910 Seattle, WA.
Marcia Hardesty, MarciaH97@aol.com
Samuel McKean: b. ca. 1804/05 Scotland> England>NJ
- Looking for information about my g-g-grandfather Samuel McKean.
According to the1850 Hudson County NJ census, Samuel, age 46, was born
in Scotland, and apparently widowed (no wife listed in census). Samuel
married bef. 1832, and was residing in England bef. 1832. Sons Samuel (17),
John (15) and William (12) were born in England. The family moved to NJ
bef. 1843, where daughter Elizabeth (7) was born. I would like to
know where in England his sons were born, where in Scotland Samuel was
born, who his parents and siblings were, who was his wife, and when did
they arrive in the US. Thank you in advance for your help!
John McKean: b. June 1766 - I would like information on John McKean, born June 17, 1766. He had a Naturalization paper in Beaver Co., PA dated November 6, 1804. It stated he was a Native of Great Britain and had resided in the USA for at least 5 years. He had the following children, all thought to be born in Beaver Co., PA.: Achsa McKean Cross, born 1793; James, born Nov. 24, 1795; Rebecca McKean Treadway, born about 1800; Henry Young McKean, born Sept. 18, 1801; Diana McKean Clemons, born Oct. 27, 1804; John McKean, born 1806; and Sophia McKean Clemons, born Mar. 22, 1810. They all migrated from Beaver Co., PA to Hamilton Co., Ohio around 1810, then to Cass (then Morgan) Co., Illinois around 1827. Replies to: Peggy Goehring email@example.com
Thomas McKean: My Great-great-grandfather Thomas McKean
left Uniontown, PA in the 1860's and went to Ohio, Illinois and settled
in Freeman, Missouri. I believe his brothers name was Rush.
He had children, but I am only sure of William, but
I believe another brother may have been Thompson. My great-grand-father William had 2 children with Amanda Davenport of Freeman, Morris Davenport and Thomas Fredrick, both born in Freeman, MO. Later they moved to Bourbon County Kansas, where Morris D. Married Nanna Atkinson and Had three children, Morris Luther (my father), William Cheldon, and Fredrick. If any of this rings any bells with you, I would greatly appreciate sharing information.
Ron McKean 775 Coulter Shoals Circle Lenoir City, Tennessee 37772 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wesley/Weston McKean or McKeehan: I'm looking for parents of Weston or Wesley MCKEAN OR MCKEEHAN born 1805 and died 1862. He married Lucinda ROSE. Any information would be appreciated. Guy Newland email@example.com
Henry S. McKeen: Searching for Henry S. McKeen who married Mahala Linn in 1842 in Adams County Illinois. In 1850 they are not in the county. Where did they move to? Did they have children? Thanks, Norman Peters firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob Mckeen: s/o Robert and Sarah (Cunnabell) McKeen. Jacob
b. 5 Sep 1794, New Brunswick, Canada. Married
Jemima b. 1804, New Brunswick, Canada. I am looking for their marriage date and place. Also Jemima's maiden name. I
descend from their daughter Hetty A. McKeen b. 8 Nov 1823, NB. Hetty md. Elijah Miles. Her siblings are Abraham
McKeen b. 1823, NB, md. Martha Yerxa and William b. 1828 NB, md. Nann C. I would also like to know more about her
brother William and his wife's maiden name. email@example.com
Brownson McKean: b. 1770 and Louisa (Terry) McKean family Brownson
McKean was b. 1770 on Long Is., NY. He m. Louisa Terry and they had
nine children, the eldest being Samuel Terry McKean, b. 1794. Samuel
Terry McKean m. 1st Polly Hicks, also b. on Long Island. They had
one son, Ira Hicks McKean. Samuel Terry McKean also had eight other
children by his second wife. Samuel McKean later removed to Peoria
County, Ill, where he was prominent in the early affairs of that
county. In 1847, Samuel McKean and his family migrated across the
Oregon Trail to Astoria, Ore. His son, Ira Hicks, had married Jane
Lamoree (Lamoreaux) of Broome County, NY. Eventually their offspring settled
in Oregon and parts of Calif. Would appreciate hearing from anyone
having information regarding the origins of Brownson and Louisa (Terry)
Regards, Clyde Vanderbrouk firstname.lastname@example.org
Augustus McCane/McCain: The ancestor I am researching is Augustus (August) McCane (McCain) born about 1810 in Ohio or Pennsylvania. He married Rebecca Orwig (Orewig) in Port Washington, OH in 1833. Do you have any information on him? Thank you, LeeAnn Funk, Fort Collins, CO email@example.com
James McKean: s/o David and Janet Rankin, 1875 Scotland I have been looking for years to continue the search into my McKean line without success. I stop at James McKean (died at age 76 in1875 in Milngavie, New Kilpatrick, Scotland) son of David McKean and Janet Rankin. David was the son of Thomas McKean and Mary Brown. Would anyone have any further information on this line? David McKean Kkkkk65834@aol.com
Frances McKean: Seattle WA, early 1900s - I am trying to trace
Frances McKean back to Thomas McKean. We believe she is a direct descendent
(gggg-granddaughter ?) of The Signer Thomas McKean. She is the grandmother
of my sons. She was born in early 1900's and lived in Seattle. I don't
know much more. Her married name was Denn and then Gommel.
Ernest Jepsen EdNPattiJ@worldnet.att.net
Ruth McKean: b. 1866 - Looking for information on the ancestry of Ruth McKean Stull, (b. 1886) daughter of Martha McKean and possibly a daughter or granddaughter of Hugh McKean, all of Franklin County, PA. Hugh McKean's middle name may have been Culberson, not sure. David Bell firstname.lastname@example.org
John McKean: born ?, was a baker of Ship St., Belfast,
Ireland, married Charlotte Bell. His son, John Bell McKean, was born
in 1832 in Belfast, Ireland. John Bell McKean came to The U.S. (year
unknown) studied for the bar, and in 1880 was appointed to the New York
City Municipal Court by Governor Hill, and then in 1889 Mayor Van Wyck
appointed him to the Court of Special Sessions in New York City.
He married Dora (Dorothea) Whitehead in Belfast in 1857. He had a
brother James and sister (name unknown) who also immigrated to N.Y.
I have been unable find any records of John McKean (the judge's father)
in Belfast. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Connie McKean
Patrick McKeon: b. 1818 Scotland, 1853 Lawrence Co OH. I have a Patrick McKeon born abt 1818 Scotland (according to census) who married Rebecca McKeon 1841 (family Bible) ...where? By 1845 they had a daughter born in Pa....by 1853 they are in Lawrence Co Ohio with two daughters, Mary & Margaret. - Barbara in Texas email@example.com
J. Steward McCain: Father of Walter L. McCain, b. 1893. My Dad, Walter L. McCain, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 26, 1893. Grandfather, J. Seward married to Gertrude Roberts. They had 5 children: Bessie, Winnie, Nellie, J. Seward. Jr. and my Dad, Walter. My Dad and mother are deceased and I would like to trace back. I know nothing about J. Seward and his family. Is there any info available, or where can I go to find it? Joy McCain Crelin firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert McKeen: b. 1895 - I would like information on Robert McKeen,
b. 1895. He was a brother to Silas McKeen. There were 10 children
in the family. Their father married a Margaret McPherson and also a Lydia
Ingalls. I have information about Robert's brother Silas, but not
much on Robert, who is G-Grandfather to my G-Grandfather. I would
like info on Robert's marriage, dates, names of his children,etc.
JoAnn Cole email@example.com
Isabel McKeen: County Down, N. Ireland, abt.1749 Seeking any information on Isabel McKeen, married to Thomas MCKEE, March 1749, probably in or near Killeyleagh, County Down, Northern Ireland. They had at least two sons, William, baptized 30 Dec 1750 and James, born 22 Jun 1753, baptized 20 July 1753, and died in PA 1821. Also interested in any immigration information on James from Ireland to North America. James MacKie JimMackie@prodigy.net
Elesh McCain: father of Robert McCain b. 1824, KY. We are searching for the McCain family history. Our oldest ancestor is Elesh McCain, birthdate prior to 1800,( probly 1760-1800). His son Robert McCain was born in 1824 in Hickman County, Kentucky. If you have any information on our family, would be most grateful!! Tina and Donna Venable firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh McCain: b. 1729, Ireland, father of James McCain, b. 1785 TN ? I am looking for information that will lead to the identification of the father of James McCain b. 1785 in Tennessee, m. Jenneth Sims b. 1789 in Tennessee. I have some evidence that James father was a Hugh McCain b. 1729 in Antrim County, Ireland. Any information will be deeply appreciated. Thank You, Dale Ashby email@example.com
Susan McKeen: b 1801, Corinth VT. I am looking for parents of Susan Mckeen born October 10, 1801 in Corinth, VT. Susan married Duncan Mcarthur Jan 1, 1818 in Holland, Erie, NY. They later moved to Pennsylvania and finally to Utah where she died Nov. 16, 1866 in Mt. Pleasant. Any documented parentage would be of great help. Sincerely Jolynn Scott DScott1218@aol.com
Hugh McKean: (1753-1849) m. to Jane McCaw (1763-1842). I am looking for information on the ancestors of Hugh McKean (1753-1849) who was married to Jane McCaw (1763-1842) in 1782. Hugh McKean & his wife were born and married in Cty. Antrim, Ireland and emigrated to the U.S. in either 1785 or 1789. They first came to Ohio and shortly thereafter moved to York Cty, PA; then Washington Cty, PA, before finally settling in Mercer Cty, PA were they lived until their deaths. Their children were: John, Jean, Nancy, Mary, Margaret, Hugh, Elizabeth, Jane, John, James and William. William (1802-1837) was born & died in Mercer Cty., PA. He was married to Ann Rice. Their children were Hugh Rice, Jane, Margaret, Esther & William.Hugh Rice McKean married Martha Garside and moved to Iowa. Any help in locating the ancestors of the Hugh McKean who first immigrated to the U.S. would be much appreciated. Jim & Ruth DeCamp firstname.lastname@example.org
William Henry McKeen: b. ca 1873 in Philips, ME,
father of Archie Snow McKeen. William Henry McKeen was my great-grandfather.
Archie Snow McKeen, his son (my mother's father), was born in Philips,
Maine (ca. 1873) and moved to Massachusetts ca.1900. Looking through
this web sight I have found a Samuel McKeen (26) married to Elizabeth Taylor,
one son named John G who married Hannah Archibald possibly about the time
my grand-father's parents could have wed. There was also a sister
born about 1860. W.H. was in the Union Army. There was word that ancestors
came from Nova Scotia. If you have any information linking my family
to John G, please e-mail me. Thank you.
JS Elmes relmes@HiWAAY.net
Hugh McKean: b. 1708, Hamilton Bann Twp, PA. I am looking
for information about my ancestor Hugh McKean who married Agnes. He was
born abt 1708 in Hamilton Bann Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. His wife
Agnes was born abt 1712 in the same place. I am aware of one child
from this marriage, a daughter Agnes McKean who was born 1734 and married
James McGaughey abt 1856. This daughter died 15 October 1804 in Adams County,
Pennsylvania. Her husband James McGaughey was born between 1724 and 1728
in Hamilton Twp, York County,
Pennsylvnia: their children were Agnes, William, Jane, James, Hugh, Mary Ann (Anne).
Jim Likens email@example.com
Anne McKean: Born 21 Aug. 1800 near Hollidaysburg PA. She married
Isaac Wilson on28 Jan. 1819 in Gurnsey Cnty, Ohio. She told her grandaughter
that Thomas, the signer, was her uncle. Isaac is claimed to be related
to James Wilson, another signer. I am trying to verify both of these claims.
Is there anyone out there who can give me a lead to some good defining
Please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
John James McKean: (1802-1883) I am searching for info
on John James McKean, born 1803, from Tennessee, died 1883. His father
was Alexander and mother was Mary. John married
Sarah Holmes and they had Jim. He then married Nancy Ann Elizabeth Polk and they had 12 children. Many of these lived in the Slidell, Louisana area. Thanks to any and all who may respond to this query. Jim
Shirley Preston Mckeen: (of Hogdon, Maine) My grandfather was
Shirley Preston Mckeen born 07-05-1909. His father was Preston Charles
Mckeen and his mother was Zeppar Merchie. I'm interested in finding anything
on my family tree. Cyndy
To see genealogies of early McKeen/McKean families select a link below:
If you are
interested in the family of Justice James McKean, click here.
John McKean's family may be seen by clicking here.
If you are interested in the family of Willaim McKean, who apparently was the grandfather of Thomas McKean who signed the Declaration of Independence, click here.
To see miscellaneous material not readily placed in one of the above branches of the McKean family, click here