Note: otes for WILLIAM McKEEN: Went to Windham, New Hampshire. Six children. Served in the Revolutionary War. From History of Windham, NH, pg. 639: "William settled in Windham. He was b. about 1750. He started the McKeen place in Windham, and was the first resident there. William was a clever man, but an "everlasting talker," and upon going to a neighbor's to spend the evening, would sit and talk into the dead of the night. As a last resort, to prevent himself and others from being bored to death by his endless tongue, his father, who owned a large tract of land, deeded William the McKeen place in Windham, consisting of some 200 acres, on condition that he would locate upon it. So about 1760, he pitched his tent in the valley between the sloping hills and beside a murmuring brook. He was alone, far from neighbors, and without a house, whiche he was unable to build. So he dug a hole in the precipitous side of the hil close to the brook, and near where the present house stands, stoned up the sides, and covered it with boards, and in this "dug-out" he lived for several years. He subsequently married Nancy Taylor, daughter of John Taylor of Londonderry, who was born 1757 and died Sept. 5, 1834. About the time of his marriage, he built a log house of one room, through which he ran a partition. In one part he and his wife lived, in the other he kept a cow and a pair of oxen. Afterwards he built a framed house of one room, and his son John enlarged it to its present dimensions. He was a Revolutionary soldier. His brother Joseph was the first President of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. He died Dec. 1824. Children of WILLIAM McKEEN and NANCY TAYLOR are: i. MARY6 MCKEEN, b. August 28, 1784; d. 1804. Notes for MARY MCKEEN: From History of Windham, NH, pg. 640: "died 1804 of spotted fever." ii. MARGARET McKEEN, b. 1786; d. 1804. Notes for MARGARET MCKEEN: From History of Windham, NH, pg. 640: "died 1804 of spotted fever." iii. NANCY MCKEEN, b. 1788; d. 1804. Notes for NANCY McKEEN: From History of Windham, NH, pg. 640:"died 1804 of spotted fever." iv. JOHN McKEEN, b. June 28,1790, Windham, New Hampshire; d. December 18,1854; m. JUDITH WILSON, Unknown. v. JANE McKEEN, b. June 1793; d. July 8, 1840, Salem, New Hampshire. vi. ALICE MCKEEN, b. August 28, 1796; d. September 17, 1825, Temple, New Hampshire.
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