Descendants of Elijah Keen

Descendants of
Elijah Keen



Parents & Siblings

Doug's Genealogy


Keen Generation # 7

1. Elijah Keen; b. say 1791; m. Anne White, daughter of Issac White and Sarah Vaughn, 27 Apr 1816 in Washington Co., Tennessee, with Jonas Keen.as bondsman; d. after 1822 in Macon Co., Tennessee.

He was the bondsman for Matthias Keen and Rachel Brown on 4 Sep 1813 in Washington Co., Tennessee.

Anne White was born on 22 Aug 1795 in Washington Co., Tennessee.

Children of Elijah Keen and Anne White all b. in Washington Co., Tennessee, were as follows:


Keen Generation # 6

2. Eli Ashley Keen; b. 13 Dec 1818 in Washington Co., Tennessee; m. Rebecca Morgan say 1840; d. 9 Nov 1885 at age 66.

Rebecca Morgan was born circa 1836 in Washington Co., Tennessee.

Children of Eli Ashley Keen and Rebecca Morgan were as follows:

3. Terry W. Keen; b. circa 1820 in Washington Co., Tennessee; m. Mary (-?-).

Children of Terry W. Keen and Mary (-?-) all b. in Tennessee were as follows:

4. William Arthur Armstrong Keen; b. 11 Apr 1820 in Washington Co., Tennessee; m. Rachel White; m. Lucretia Lady; m. Diannah Brandon say 1845; m. Hilah Jane Hale circa 1846 in Tennessee; d. 27 Jan 1902 at age 81.

There were no children of William Arthur Armstrong Keen and Lucretia Lady.

There were no children of William Arthur Armstrong Keen and Rachel White.

There were no children of William Arthur Armstrong Keen and Diannah Brandon.

Hilah Jane Hale was born circa 1824 in Washington Co., Tennessee.

Children of William Arthur Armstrong Keen and Hilah Jane Hale all b. in Tennessee were as follows:

5. Sarah Keen; b. 20 Nov 1821 in Washington Co., Tennessee; m. Stephen T. Shackleford 15 Feb 1838 in Washington Co., Tennessee; d. in Grundy or Mercer Co., Missouri.

Stephen T. Shackleford was born circa 1819 in Washington Co., Tennessee. He died on 3 Jan 1849 in Missouri or Tennessee.

Children of Sarah Keen and Stephen T. Shackleford were as follows:


Keen Generation # 5

6. Mary M. Keen; b. 22 Apr 1841 in Washington Co., Tennessee; married to George W. Baskett 13 Apr 1862 in near Lovelace, Greene Co., Tennessee, by Rev. L.D. Smith; d. 10 Jul 1882 in Greene Co., Tennessee, at age 41.

George W. Baskett was born on 24 Mar 1840 in Tennessee. He second married Eurice Brandon in Greene Co., Tennessee, second. He died on 5 May 1920 in Tennessee at age 80.

Children of Mary M. Keen and George W. Baskett were as follows:

7. Martha T. Keen; b. 22 Oct 1843 in Washington Co., Tennessee; m. John R. Mullenix circa 1862; d. 27 Jun 1918 at age 74.

John R. Mullenix was born circa 1839 in Washington Co., Tennessee.

Children of Martha T. Keen and John R. Mullenix were as follows:

13. Elijah A. Keen; b. circa 1840 in Tennessee; m. Elizabeth Irving.

Children of Elijah A. Keen and Elizabeth Irving both b. in Tennessee were as follows:

31. Mary Shackleford; b. 9 Jun 1839 in Washington Co., Tennessee; m. Walter Jr. Spencer circa 1859 in Polk Co., Missouri; d. 29 Jul 1893 in Polk Co., Missouri, at age 54.

Walter Jr. Spencer was born on 14 Aug 1835 in Fulton Co., Illinois. He died on 11 Nov 1894 in Polk Co., Missouri, at age 59.

Children of Mary Shackleford and Walter Jr. Spencer were as follows:

32. Enoch K. Shackleford; b. 20 Apr 1841 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee; m. Nancy Jane Cowan, daughter of Alfred Cowan and Jane Cook; d. 17 Sep 1921 in Leavenworth Federal Hospital, Leavenworth, Kansas, at age 80.

Nancy Jane Cowan was born on 13 May 1842 in Dade Co., Missouri. She died on 22 Dec 1920 in Greenfield, Dade Co., Missouri, at age 78.

Children of Enoch K. Shackleford and Nancy Jane Cowan were as follows:



Bibliography - descendants of Elijah Keen

California Death Index 1940-1997, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5180.htm.

Early East Tennessee Marriages Vol 1. 1712 Natchez Trace, Nashville, Tenn: Bryon Sistler & Associates, Inc, 1987.

J. J. Burnett D. D.. Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers. Johnson City, Tennessee: The Overmountain Press, original 1919, reprint 1985.

Marriage Record of Washington Co., TN. Fort Worth, Texas, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., original 1949, 1981.

Sullivan Co., Tennessee, Deed Book.

Tennessee. Greene County. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication T9, roll 1258. Washington DC: National Archives.

Tennessee. Greene County. Obituary, Records of the Lovelace Baptist Church.

Tennessee. Washington County. , Wills.

Tennessee. Washington County. Marriage Records.






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