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Keen Genealogy and Keen Family History Information

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  • Abigail Hathaway (1787 - 1878)
    From the Thomas Rogers Society page on Abigail Hathaway: Abigail Keen[1] F, b. 5 May 1787, d. 16 August 1878 Abigail Keen was born on 5 May 1787 at Rochester, Massachusetts.[1] She marrie...
  • Clara Keen (1850 - 1924)
  • Ephraim Keen (c.1669 - c.1731)
    Taken from The American Genealogist Vol 18, pp 114, 115. Ephraim Keen married at Scituate, Mass., 1 Apr. 1703, Hannah Sprout, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Samson) Sprout, and granddaughter of He...
  • John Keen (c.1829 - 1887)
  • Jonas Keen (1739 - c.1791)
    Jonas Keen son of Maons and Elizabeth Laican Keen was born in West New Jersey April 7 1739 and lived in Pilesgrove Township Salem Co He married Raccoon Swedish Church Register February 18 1763 Christin...

About the Keen surname

The progenitor of the Keen name, in Pennsylvania, was Juran Keen 1620-1690. He was born in Saxony, joined the Swedish army, arrived in Pennsylvania with colonial governor Printz in1643. Joran Keen's original name was Jurgen Schneewiess, changed to Kuhn [bold in German]; finally Keen, when Quakers arrived with William Penn.