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David Myre Keen[1]

Male 1834 - 1862  (27 years)


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  • Name David Myre Keen 
    Born 8 Apr 1834  Tattnall County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Columbia County,Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1860 and 1862  Charlton County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1862  Charlton County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2193959099  Earnest
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2009 

    Father James M. Keene,   b. 22 Oct 1809, Tattnall County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1885, Polk County,Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Apsilla McCullough,   b. 1810, Bulloch County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Columbia County,Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1831  Tattnall County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • _STATMARRIED
    Family ID F2616354360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy E. Walker,   b. 5 Feb 1832, Ware County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Aug 1852  [1
    Notes 
    • _STATMARRIED
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Keen,   b. 17 Jun 1853, Nassau County,Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nancy Priscilla Keen,   b. 17 Aug 1854, Racepond,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jerimiah Jackson Keen,   b. 1856, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. James Wesley Keen,   b. 3 Nov 1859, Charlton County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1936, Ratliff Rd.,Nassau County,Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Joseph Carlton Keen, Sr.,   b. 8 Jan 1862, Charlton County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Hambleton Johns Keen,   b. 10 Feb 1869, Clay County,Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ida Keen,   b. 9 Jan 1872, Nassau County,Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2616352320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Per Jean Mizell.

      David Myre Keen was born April 8, 1834, son of James M. Keen and Apsilla McCullough Keen, and grandson of David Keene of Tattnall County,Georgia. He married Nancy Walker, born February 5, 1832, Ware County, Georgia,a daughter of Littleberry and Nancy Dowling Walker. They had seven children: Mary Elizabeth, Nancy P., Jerimish Jackson, James Wesley, Joseph Carleton, JohnHambleton Johns and Ida Keene. In the family bible of David Myre Keen, the spelling of the last name was "Keen".

      I don't know how or when the "e" was added to the name. According to Judge Folks Huxford's files, in a copy of a page of his handwritten notes, obtained from the Huxford Genealogical Library in Homerville, Georgia, David and Nancy Keene were living in Columbia County, Floridain 1850, and in 1860 they had moved to Charlton County, Georgia. This is proved in the 1850 Columbia County, Florida census and the 1860 Charlton County, Georgia census.David and Nancy Keene were married only about nine years, when thethreat of the Civil War was upon them and would change their lives and the lives of their children forever. David enlisted as Private, April 4, 1862, in Company B, 11th Battalion Georgia Militia, Charlton County, Georgia. Source: "History of Charlton County" By Alex A. McQueen. It was a ruthless, bloody war lead by General Sherman and his Yankee troops, destroying, killing and burning their path through the beautiful South that they had known. His fifth child, Joseph Carlton Keen was born Jan. 9, 1862. The last two children, John Humbleton Johns Keen, born 1869, and Ida Keen, born 1872, had to have had a different father, as they were born several years after David was killed in the Civil War. Nancy's second husband was a Johns and her third husband was an Altman, but the children kept the "Keen" name.

      One other thing regarding the Keen(s): you have David Myer King, married to Nancy Walker, as having died in the Civil War. Well, that's partly truth, but he had come home to check on his family & farm, so he was on "furlough." He drank contaminated water, came down with typhoid fever and died without returning to his unit. He did fight for the Confederacy,but was not killed in battle. An interesting note is that Nancy Walker had two more children, as far as we know, without benefit of marriage (the two brothers involved in losing a son, Jerry Keen, and in killing him, were from two different fathers). When my aunt, Eola Doris Keene Miller, asked her mother, Tempie Carroll Keene, why she hadn't named her a nice name like Nancy, Tempie flew into a temper. "I wouldn't name a dog after that Indian; she's the meanest woman I ever knew." Ref: Sharon Ruth

      Ref: David Myre Keene family Bible
      DAVID KEEN FMILY BIBLE Page 1:
      David Keen born April 8, 1834 Nancy Walker born February 5, 1832. Married August 12, 1852.
      Page 2: BIRTHS
      Mary E. Keen, born June4, 1853
      Nancy P. Keen, born August 17, 1854
      Jeremiah J. Keen, born December 30, 1856
      James W. Keen, born November 3, 1859
      Joseph C. Keen, born January 8,1862

      Page 3:
      Matthew (Carrell) Carroll (son of John B. Carroll and Mary Elizabeth Keen Carroll).
      J. W. Keen was born November 3, 1859 (same person as aboe, page 2).

      Page 4:
      Deller Carroll born August 9, 1873 (daughter of John B. and Mary Elizabeth Keen Carroll).
      J. H. Carroll born September 19, 1875 (sonof John B. and Mary Elizabeth Keen Carroll)...

      BIBLE WAS PRINTED IN 1855

      Page 4: Andrew J. Keen born August 16, 1876 (Born 14 years later than Joseph C. Keen above, could this be David Keen's brother, J. M. Keen's son)?
      Elinore Keen born November 2, 1878.

      Page 5:
      John Hambleton born February 10, 1869
      ?_______________born January 9, 1872
      Jorge/Jorirge Henry (Carroll) born 1875 - (Same person as J. H. Carrell above).
      The David Keen Family Bible is in the possession of his great-greatgrandson. Walker Dorman Mizell and wife Jean.

      Interesting that whoever kept this Bible record did

  • Sources 
    1. [S1132440070] Founding Florida Pioneers & Their Descendants, Jean H. Mizell.