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Urias Zara Keeney
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Martha Pattie McDowell


Page updated 18 Jan 2014
Page updated 30 Jul 2013

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The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, 30 Jul 2013


Sources:

1--Most of the material on these Keeney pages is taken directly from the excellent work of the late Roscoe C. Keeney in his 2,597 Keeney Relatives and its related followup newsletters, the Keeney Update.

2--We've expanded Roscoe's research by adding data throughout from the various US censuses through Ancestry.com and from Findagrave.com and Facebook.com.
3--And now in January 2014, Second-cousin-once-removed Kristin Lee Moon has contacted us with more on her line!


One special issue of the Keeney Update, March 1987, includes a preface which numbers the generations beginning in America.  The first ancestor mentioned in that preface is unnumbered, so it received a negative 1 numbering here until I changed my numbering system to align with all my other pages as follows: my own generation was arbitrarily assigned the number 28, with 27 being that of my parents, 29 my children, and so on.

17.00--Sir Thomas Keney (sic), b. 1578, Norfolk, England; d. in New London, CT;

18.00--John Keeney, b. 1600, Norfolk, England; d. 1622 Salem, MA; m. Sarah Cheever (1621-1674)

19.00--Henry Keeney, b. 8 Jul 1623 in England; d. 6 Jun 1710; m. Ann Putnam;

20.00--John Keeney, b. ca.1651-2; d. 1718 Lynn, MA; m. Elizabeth Locke;

21.00--John Keeney, b. 15 Aug 1689, New London, CT; d. unk.; m. Mary Smith;

22.00--David Keeney;  m. Martha (nee unk.) (b. 12 Mar 1714; moved to Greenbrier Co., VA, in 1756;

23.00--Moses Keeney, b. 1766 in Greenbrier Co., WV; d. about 1840 in Kanawha Co.; m. 11 Aug 1789 in  Greenbrier Co. to Frances Harris10 children



24.09--Stires Jade Keeney, b. 1813 in Greenbrier Co.; moved to Cabin Creek, Kanawha Co., as a boy with his father, Moses; d. in 1876 at age 63; m1. Amelia P. (Milly) Gatewood (25 Jan 1813-10 Jul 1860), 11 children; m2. Cynthia Hudnall White (b. 1818), d. after 1880 census; no ch. by SJK;

25.09--John S. Keeney, b. 9 May 1849 at Fairview, WV,  on Cabin Creek; d. 22 Dec 1932 at Witcher, WV; m. 16 Nov 1871 to Hannah Catherine Frazee (b. 6 Aug 1853, in Greenup Co., KY; d. 1944); 13 children; 71 grandchildren!

[listed as John S. Keeney, 29, b. WV, in the 1880 census of Cabin Creek, Kanwha Co., WV]

[listed as Hannah Keeney, 24, b. WV, in the 1880 census of Cabin Creek, Kanwha Co., WV]



  Meet the twelve children of John S. and Hannah C. Frazee Keeney!


26.01--Daisy May Keeney--------------------------------------(1872-1874)--age 1.5--0 children
26.02--Urias Zara "Urie" Keeney
--(1874-1928)--age 54--3 children
26.03--McDonald "Mack" Keeney-----------------------------------------------(1877-1938)--age 60--7 children
26.04--Nick Burks Keeney----------------------------------------------------------(1878-1951)--age 73--11 children
26.05--Flem Davis Keeney------------------------------------------------------------(1879-1965)--age 86--7 children
26.06--Roscoe Conkling Keeney, Sr.--------------------------------------------(1882-1969)--age 87--8 children
26.07--Daniel Webster "Dan" Keeney-------------------------------------(1884-1973)--age 88--5 children
26.08--John S. "Johnny" Keeney, Jr.---------------------------------(1886-1961)--age 75--5 children
26.09--Walter Henson Keeney, Sr.---------------------------------(1888-1957)--age 68--7 children
26.10--Hannah Catherine "Katie" Keeney----------------(1890-1962)--age 72--8 children
26.11--Frances Holt "Fanny" Keeney--------------(1892-1963)--age 71--6 children
26.12--Ebon Oakes Keeney-------------------(1894-1976)--age 82--0 children
26.13--Robert H. "Bob" Keeney--(1896-1982)--age 86--4 children


And now meet the three children of Urie and Pattie Keeney!


26.02--Urias Zara "Uri" Keeney, b. 4 May 1874; d. May 1928, age 54; bd. Witcher Cem., Belle, Kanawha Co., WV--Find A Grave Memorial# 49573728; m. 4 Sep 1895 to Martha "Pattie" McDowell (b. 1878; d. 1960; bd. Witcher Cem., Belle, Kanawha Co., WV--Find A Grave Memorial# 49573768; after Urie's death, she m2. Marley F. Jarrett, 1885-1960); 3 ch.; member, Witcher Baptist Church;
[listed as Eurice Keeney, 6, b. WV, in the 1880 census of Cabin Creek, Kanwha Co., WV]
[listed as Ura Keeney, city inspector, 40 (sic), m1. 15 yrs, b. WVWV/WV, in the 27 Apr 1910 census of Charleston, Kanwha Co., WV]
[listed as U. Z. Keeney, grocer, 45, b. WVWV/WV, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Charleston, Kanwha Co., WV]

[listed as Pattie Keeney, 31, m1. 15 yrs. w/3 of 3 ch. lvg., b. WVWV/WV, in the 27 Apr 1910 census of Charleston, Kanwha Co., WV]
[listed as Patty Keeney, 40, b. WVWV/WV, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Charleston, Kanwha Co., WV]

WV Marriages Index, 1785-1971 about Urias Z Keeney

Name: Urias Z Keeney
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: Pattie McDonell (sic--McDowell)
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 1895
Marriage Place: Kanawha, WV




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-William Earl Keeney
, b. 11 Sep 1896 at East Bank, WV; d. 5 May 1980 at Ashland, KY; bd. Rose Hill Burial Pk. & Maus., Ashland, Boyd Co., KY--Plot: Tower A--Find A Grave Memorial# 78514478; m1. 8 Mar 1916 to Mildred L. Miller (1898-1976; d/o R.N. Miller and Gertrude Stalnaker; bd. Spring Hill, WV); 1 child from this marriage (2 total); m2. Esther Louise Gehringer
[listed as Earl Keeney, 13, b. WVWV/WV, in the 27 Apr 1910 census of Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV]

28.01--William Earl Keeney, Jr., b. 17 May 1917; d. 21 Feb 1930, age 12, from a fall from a truck (reported in the Raleigh Register, 21 Feb 1930); bd. at Spring Hill Cem., Charleston, WV; md. never; no ch.

W. E. "Earl" K. m2. 11 Nov 1941 in Boyd Co., KY, to Esther Louise Gehringer (b. 14 Aug 1905; d. 1999; bd. Rose Hill Burial Pk. & Maus., Ashland, Boyd Co., KY--Plot: Tower A--Find A Grave Memorial# 78514477; d/o Henry and Katherine S. Gehringer); 1 child from this marriage (2 total);

28.02--Gloria Jean Keeney, [PRIVATE]; m. Darrell Gene Perkins [PRIVATE] # 3382034?; 4 ch.

29.01--Deborah Jean Perkins, [PRIVATE] m. George Leonard Qualls [PRIVATE]

30.01--Joshua Wayne Qualls, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Patricia Susan Perkins[PRIVATE]

29.03--Beverly Gail Perkins, [PRIVATE]

29.04--Darrell Gene Perkins, Jr., [PRIVATE]



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2--Thelma Frances Keeney, b. 12 Jul 1899 at Dana, WV; d. unk.; {perhaps this is she, bd. Woods Ave. Cem., Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV--Find A Grave Memorial# 90084987}; m1. 13 Jan 1925 to Ralph Seaton White (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; s/o unk. parents); 1 ch.;
[listed as Thelma Keeney, 10, b. WVWV/WV, in the 27 Apr 1910 census of Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV]
[listed as Frances Keeney, 19, b. WVWV/WV, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV]
28.01--Lois Kathryn White, b. 22 Feb 1926; m. 28 Dec 1947 to Browne B. Bolton (b. 24 Oct 1921; d. 22 Jan 1992; bd. unk.; s/o unk. parents); both are alumni of Univ. of Kentucky; 2 ch.

29.01--Sharon Kathryn Bolton, [PRIVATE]; m. Gregory A. Allgeier  facebook [PRIVATE]; 3 ch.

30.01--Christopher "Chris" Allgeier facebook [PRIVATE]

30.02--Jeremy A. Allgeier facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Stephanie Anderson facebook [PRIVATE];

31.01--son Allgeier, [PRIVATE]

31.02--daughter Allgeier, [PRIVATE]

30.03--Shane Allgeier [PRIVATE]

29.02--Bruce Barclay Bolton, b. ca. 1954; d. 14 Jun 2009; bd. Floydsburg Cem., Oldham Co., KY; m. Adele (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]



LKW Bolton m2. 21 Nov 1953 to Earl Kiger (b. unk.; d. 9 Aug 1975; bd. unk.)



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3--Pattie Catherine Keeney, b. 19 Jan 1902 at Burning Springs, WV; was living in 1987 in Paw Paw, MI; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. 18 Jan 1922 in Kanawha Co., WV, to Ivan Richard Lee (b. 10 Mar 1899 in IN/IN/IN; d. 21 Feb 1975; bd. unk.; Charleston, WV, architect for 30 years; s/o Ida May [Pittman] Lee); 2 ch.;
[listed as Pattie Keeney, 8, b. WVWV/WV, in the 27 Apr 1910 census of Charleston, Kanwha Co., WV]
[listed as Kathleen Keeney, 17, b. WVWV/WV, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Charleston, Kanwha Co., WV]
[listed as Patty Lee, 27, b. WVWV/WV, in the 24 Apr 1930 census of Detroit, Wayne Co., MI]
[listed as Patty C. Lee, dr's. office "office girl", 37, div., b. WV, in the 5 Apr 1940 census of Charleston, Kanwha Co., WV, and hosting her mother, Martha]

[listed as Richard Lee, auto factory draftsman, 31, b. IN/IN/IN, in the 24 Apr 1930 census of Detroit, Wayne Co., MI]

Name: Pattie Catherine Keeney
Gender: Female
Spouse's Name: Ivan R Lee
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 1922
Marriage Place: Kanawha, WV

Name: Ivan Richard Lee
SAR Membership: 81805
Birth Date: 10 Mar 1899
Birth Place: North Vernon, Indiana
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Mother: Ida May Pittman 
Spouse: Catherine Keeney 
Children: Richard Vincent Lee 

28.01--Richard Vincent "Dick" Lee, Sr., b. 7 Mar 1924; d. 26 Dec 2013; bd. unk.; m1. 29 Jan 1949 to Connie Jean Smith (b. unk.; d. unk. [9 Aug 1975?]; bd. unk.; d/o unk. parents); 4 ch. (6 total);
[listed as Richard V. Lee, 6, b. WV/IN/WV, in the 24 Apr 1930 census of Detroit, Wayne Co., MI]
[listed as Richard Lee, 16, b. WV, in the 5 Apr 1940 census of Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, and helping host his grandmother, Martha]


OBITUARY
Richard Vincent Lee, CHARLOTTE -- Mr. Lee, of Charlotte, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.  He was born March 7, 1924, in Charleston, WV, son of the late Ivan Ricard Lee and Pattie Keeney Lee.  Veteran of World War II, he served as Technical Sergeant in the US Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and with Patton's Third Army in the European Theatre.  He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
     He joined J. A. Jones Construction Co. in 1946 on post-war military projects on Okinawa and on the reactivation of the Richland, Washington, Hanford Atomic Bomb plant.  He also served as the Director of Personnel, Safety, and Labor Relations and retired as the Vice President of Industrial Relations and Corporate Services.  In 1985, Governor James G. Martin appointed him as State Personnel Director in Raleigh, NC, which continued to March 1993.  He was named "Tarheel of the Week" by the Raleigh News and Observer and was the recipient of the Annual Award of Excellence presented by the International Personnel Management Association at Ottawa, Canada. 
     Dick and his wife, Jenny, were members of Christ Lutheran Church and have been patrons and supporters of Opera Carolina, Opera Guild of Charlotte, Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, Guild of Charlotte Artists, Junior Woman's Club, and Queen City Woman's Club.
     Dick was also a professional musician, playing saxophone and clarinet in musical organizations since 1939, including dance bands in the "Big Band" era.  He became a member of the Oasis Shriners in 1960, joining the Shrine marching Band and Stage Band and advancing to Captain.  In 1988 he was named Life Member of Oasis Temple, a Veteran Member of the Oasis Band, and a Life Member of the Red Fez Shrine Club on Lake Wylie where he had served as a Board Member and President in the 1970's.  He was a 50-year Mason and member of Temple Lodge No. 676, the Scottish Rite, and the Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 109, all in Charlotte.  He was a member of the North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution and First Families of Ohio and was a Founding Director of the Providence Country Club.
     He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Nordman Lee; three sons: Richard V. Lee, Jr., Thomas E. Lee, and David E. Lee of Rock Hill, SC; four daughters: Marian Lee Wilson of Rock Hill, Janet Batchelor of Charlotte, Candice Lee Henry of Chattanooga, TN, and Kristin Lee Moon of Crozet, VA; sixteen grandchildren: Chelsea Eichorn, Meredith, Richard III, and Austin Lee of Rock Hill; Jeffrey and Connie Wilson of Rock Hill, Jenna Batchelor of Charlotte; Blake Norton and Eliza Henry of Chattanooga; and Lucas and Ryder Moon of Crozet.
     The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 29, 2013, from 6 to 8 pm at McEwen Pineville Chapel.  The family will hold a private funeral service and interment.  Memorials may be made to Shriners Children's Hospitals, c/o Oasis Temple.
Published in The Charlotte Observer on Dec. 28, 2013
Copied from Dignity Memorial at Legacy.com


29.01--Richard Vincent Lee, Jr., [PRIVATE]      b. same year as nana

30.00--Chelsea Eichorn Lee, [PRIVATE] 

30.00--Meredith Lee, [PRIVATE]

30.00--Richard Vincent Lee, IIIfacebook [PRIVATE]

30.00--Austin Lee, facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--David Everist Lee, Sr., facebook [PRIVATE]   b. same year I met Mrs. Parr

30.01--David Everist Lee, Jr., [PRIVATE]

31.01--Landon Lee, [PRIVATE]

31.02--unk. Lee, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Michael Lee, [PRIVATE]

30.03--Jennifer Lee, [PRIVATE]

29.03--Thomas Edmund Leefacebook [PRIVATE]  b. same yr. I met Lillian Moore

30.01--Christopher Lee, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Erick Lee, [PRIVATE]

29.04--Marian Carroll Lee, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Wilson [PRIVATE];

30.00--Jeffrey "Jeff" Wilson facebook [PRIVATE];

30.00--Connie Wilson [PRIVATE];

R. V. Lee m2. 12 Feb 1972 to Jeanette O. "Jenny" Nordman[PRIVATE]; 2 ch. (6 total)

[29.00]--Janet Foster, stepdaughter, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Batchelor [PRIVATE];

[30.00]--Jenna Batchelor facebook [PRIVATE];

29.05--Dorothy Candice "Candice" Lee, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Henry [PRIVATE];

30.00--Blake Norton facebook [PRIVATE];

30.00--Eliza Henry facebook [PRIVATE];

29.06--Kristin Suzanne Lee, CONTRIBUTOR, [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Moon [PRIVATE];


The Moon Family

From: Kristin Moon kmoon25 at msn dot com
Date: January 14, 2014
To: "jmcdgwin@zianet.com" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Hello from a fellow Keeney Relative

Hello There....I was doing some family research online as my father just passed away, and there were some things I wanted to look into. I came upon your family site and saw my name on it :)

I am the daughter of Richard V Lee and the granddaughter of Pattie Catherine Keeney. My name is Kristin Lee now Kristin Lee Moon.

I was so thrilled to see my name on your family page I just had to reach out. I love this kind of stuff and my father did, too. He did a lot of leg work on our Lee family line and some on the Keeney side as well. He created many wonderful books for us, and I am sure if I were to go through them, we would have a lot of the same info. Not sure how we are connected, but just wanted to say hello from Virginia.

My father Richard Lee just passed away at 89 years old Dec 26th. Needless to say it is a very sad time for us. I have vowed to keep doing the family tree and finding relatives for him.

I plan to go see Grandma Pattie's grave in Paw Paw, Michigan, one of these days soon. She was an amazing lady and an avid antique collector. She gave me my obsession with antiques and anything old and historical. So my dad's search for history and family trees will continue on with me, I guess. Let me know if you have any questions about our line... I hope this letter finds you well, and It made my day to see my family on your page! Best to you and the Keeneys!

Sincerely,
Kristin Lee Moon

30.00--Lucas Moon [PRIVATE];

30.00--Ryder Moon [PRIVATE];

28.02--Ivan Cameron "Cam" Lee, b. 21 Mar 1933; d. bef. 2013; bd. in CA; m1. Leanna Grimes [PRIVATE]; 2 ch. of 4 total; m2. Ruth M. LaForce [PRIVATE]; 2 ch. of 4 total
[listed as Cameron Lee, 8, b. WV, in the 5 Apr 1940 census of Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, and helping host his grandmother, Martha]

29.01--Suzanna Lee, [PRIVATE]   b. same year I met Mrs. Parr

29.02--Randolph Brooks Lee, [PRIVATE]

I. C. Lee m2. Ruth M. LaForce [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.; (4 ch. total)

29.03--Gregory Stephen Lee, [PRIVATE]

30.01--Jillian Faith Lee, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Gregory Stephen Lee, Jr., [PRIVATE]

29.04--Sharon Loraine Lee, [PRIVATE] m.  Mr. Evans  [PRIVATE]; 1 ch;

30.01--Jessica Faith Evans, [PRIVATE]





Some Pertinent Census Data


From the 17 Jun 1880 census of Cabin Creek Dist., Kanawha Co., WV
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John M. Gwin Comments
---/356/356
John S. Keeney
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This is my g-grandfather, John S. Keeney, and his wife and family so far...

Hannah
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keeping house

...Hannah Catherine Frazee Keeney...

Eurice Z.
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...Urias Zara "Urie" Keeney...

McDonald
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1876
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...McDonald "Mack" Keeney (grandfather to 22 of us)...

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...and Nicholas "Nick" Burks Keeney.


From the Jun 1900 census of Kanawha Co., WV
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From the 7 Apr 1910 census of Charleston Dist., Kanawha Co., WV
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