Henry McKeown

Born: 7 Dec 1819 in Ireland (see note 1)
Died: 21 Feb 1891 in Superior, Nebraska
Buried: in Beulah Cemetery, Nuckolls County, Nebraska

Father: Adam McKeown
Mother: Rose Glasgow

Married: in Ohio

Rebecca Paxton

Born: abt 1819 in Pennsylvania (see note 8)
Died: 1897 in Buried: in Beulah Cemetery, Nuckolls County, Nebraska

Father:
Mother:


M Child 1: Robert McKeown
Born: abt 1848 in Iowa
Died: bef 1900
M Child 2: Mathew McKeown
Born: Jan 1850 in Iowa
Died: aft 1940
M Child 3: David McKeown
Born: abt 1852 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Died:
Approximate birth year from 1860, 1870 US census, Yellow Springs, Des Moines County, Iowa.
Also 1856 Iowa state census.
He is no longer in Henry's household in the 1880 US census


F Child 4: Rachael McKeown
Born: abt 1853 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Died:
Approximate birth year from 1860, 1870, 1880 US census, Yellow Springs, Des Moines County, Iowa.
Also 1856 Iowa state census.
No longer part of Henry's household in 1885 Iowa state census.


F Child 5: Hannah McKeown
Born: May 1854 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Died: 1918
M Child 6: Alexander McKeown
Born: Apr 1858 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Died: 1922

M Child 7: Knox McKeown
Born: 7 May 1861 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Died: 7 Oct 1889

Approximate birth year from 1870, 1880 US census, Yellow Springs, Des Moines County, Iowa.
No longer part of Henry's household in the 1885 Iowa state census.

Note from LH. because of the unusual nature of the name I am entering this note: The Reformed Presbyterian and Coventer. Myers, Shinkle & Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 1890. Page 197. a report from the Young People's Christian Association of the United Presbyterian church, Loveland, Colorado, on the death of Mr. Knox McKeown at the home of his brother, Mr. M. H. McKeown.


Notes for: Henry McKeown

From Yellow Spring and Huron: A local history. By J. W. Merrill. Published by author in 1897. Book in Wisconsin Historical Society Library. Pages 133-134. May 12, 1848, two young men, Henry and John McKeown, landed in Burlington and came directly to Yellow Spring township, and entered land. Henry entered the land on which he lived for many years. After securing his home he returned to Ohio and married. His wife came with him to his western home, but she lived only a short time. Later he made another trip to Ohio, and married Rebecca Paxton. He lived on his farm and raised his family of seven children, all of whom went to Superior, Nebraska as they became of age. The parents moved there later, where the father died in a few years. This branch of the family are all in the west. 

John married Ann Parker, daughter of John and Margaret Parker, in 1848. He lived on this original farm till 1865, when he sold to R. M. Wilson, and bought 240 acres of Wm. Lyon, on the Wapello road, where he lived till after the death of his wife which occurred March 7th, 1892. There were twelve children born to these parents; three died in childhoom. Those living are Sarah J., James A., Mary L., Moses P. lives at Myrtle, Iowa, John L., Perry, Ok. , Samantha, Burlington, Emma, Ira, Eau Claire, Wis., Albert, Burlington. The father now has his home with his son James. 

NOTE: Henry did not move to Superior, Nebraska. All census records show him and his family in Yellow Springs, Des Moines County, Iowa.