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McKeehan family of Tennessee

McKeehan family of Tennessee

Sean Fox (View posts)
Posted: 948973198000
I'm looking for information on my grandfather, Carl McKeehan (m. Maggie Babb), and great-grandfather, James T. McKeehan (m. Alice Wood). Lived in eastern Tenn.

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Terry Dale Mckeehan (View posts)
Posted: 954022864000
i have a family tree back to Benjamin Mckeehan the 1st Mckeehan to come here from scotland if I can help please let me know.

McKeehan family tree

Ted Louis McKeehan (View posts)
Posted: 954068298000
Terry Dale,

I'm getting interested in genealogy and wondered if you could e-mail or mail a copy of the family tree that you mentioned back to Benjamin. I'd also like to invite you to our family reunion on 6/10/00 here in Houston. I have about 40 cousins in the Houston area, and one 2nd cousin from Texarkana, TX, who's a professor at Texas AM that attend. My brother and one of my cousins are also very interested in genealogy. Thannx for any help that you can provide. Hope to meet you someday.

Ted Louis

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Ted Louis (View posts)
Posted: 954202143000
the copy that i have is to big to email its about 3ft wide by 6ft long but i will see if i can get a copy made and mail you one. I have a brother just north of little rock and he has mentioned your reunion, Terry

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Ted Louis McKeehan (View posts)
Posted: 954256324000

Thanx. You could probably get my mailing address from the internet, but here it is to save you some time:

Ted Louis McKeehan
1902 Aspley Ct.
Houston, TX 77094


Ted Louis

David McKeehan

Posted: 956430612000
Edited: 995487220000
Do you have any info on a David McKeehan born ca 1710-1730 with a daughter named Mary McKeehan, b Dec 1751, m. John Patton, d. Dec 1836 in Wash Co TN?

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Debbie (View posts)
Posted: 959442711000
are your mckeehan family relations to James Bell McKeehan who was a minister in Houston? James died 6 yrs. ago. He was around 83.

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Ted Louis McKeehan (View posts)
Posted: 962221433000

I don't have any info on your David. I'm from the Houston McKeehans, who descend from Landon C. McKeehan, born about 1798. We can't find his father, so we think that his father was a recent immigrant.

My sister lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, for 4 years, and the Scots told her that w/ the "h" the name is Irish. A name-origin search said that it originated in County Clare, and means "son of the blind man." We were always told that it was Scotch Irish.

I went to Dublin, and sure enough, I couldn't find it in the Catholic Church's parish records. I found a Thomas Kehan (the "Mc" means "son of," so it could be added in a later generation) in some records about the 1650's in King's County, but he was somethink like a census taker. I don't know if he's related or not.

Pennsylvania records indicate that Benjamin McKeehan came from County Antrim, which is the most northeastern part of Ulster. Search for him on the various genealogy web sites and you'll find quite a bit of info.

Sorry I couldn't be of any help on David.


David McKeehan

Posted: 962265999000
Edited: 995487220000
Thank you so much for the information. Have run into a deadend on this family. Will check out the websites you mentioned. Again, thank you for your time.

David McKeehan

Theresa McKeehan Phelps (View posts)
Posted: 963771637000
Yes David is father of Mary McKeehan Patton born 1751. She married John Patton. They came to Penn. and then to NE Tn. She learned black powder making from her father. They sold all in Penn to go to the indian lands of NE Tn. There they started a powder mill on what now called powder branch in Elizabethton Tn. She is a local folk hero for her trade and her contribution to the American Rev. and the war of 1812. She made the powder for the Battle of Kings Mountain which was the turning point of the war in the south. She has a very nice monument in the Patton Simmons cemetary erected by her decendants . There are many of us as Mary and John had 6 daughters. I could send you info and articles if you get in touch with me. Do you know which daughter you are out of?
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