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From: "dorothy derecourt" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] McKeown
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 19:02:45 +1300
Thanks for the information, much appreciated.
What I am trying to find out is if this Samuel is the son of James
McKeown and Mary (nee McVeigh) as I think these McKeown's are
connected to mine, so want to investigate them more. Unfortunately,
the d.o.b. Samuel gives when registering on the Military draft is
different to the one I have for him, which is 25 July 1874.
Why I thought this was the Samuel I am after is, (for very loose
reasons) mine also has a brother David (with about the same age
difference). There are Samuel has twins, and the family names such as
James, William, are the same as in mine.
I would still like to find more out about these Michigan McKeowns and
would like to try and link up with other's researching them.
My main line of McKeowns are James W. Mckeon(McKeown) married Sarah
Houston in 1845, Balycor/Rashee Parish (areas around Ballyclare,
Ballynure) Antrim, Northern Island. David McKeown, their son, b.
1857 immigrated to N.Z. in the late 1870's, from which we are
I think James b.abt 1846 (who married Mary McVeigh) may be another son
of James and Sarah's. James and Mary's other son was Houston McKeown
b. 8 Jan 1871 in Ballynure.
Sorry this is so long and involved, but I am not good at giving brief
explanations. Ultimately, I want to find what other siblings our
David b. 1857 had, and correspond with other McKeown descendant
Kind Regards and thanks again for your information.
On 11/4/06, Nan Brennan <> wrote:
> Your Samuel McKeown registered for the US Military draft on September
> 12, 1918 at the County Clerk's Office in Hastings Michigan.
> He gave his age as 41 and his DATE OF BIRTH IN IRELAND as March 10,
> He listed his employement as Farming. (self employed farmer)
> His wife's name was Rose.
> His home address was R. FR 4, Middleville, Barry Michigan
> The Farm was located at Yankee Springs Barry Michigan.
> You have quite a bit of information on this family, what are you
> looking for now?
> On Nov 3, 2006, at 3:49 AM, dorothy derecourt wrote:
> > Hi
> > I am trying to find more information about the following McKeown's:
> > 1910 USA census the were in Chicago, Illinois
> > 1920 USA census they were in Michigan, Barry, Yankee Springs
> > 1930 USA census they were in Michigan, Barry
> > - Samuel McKeown b. abt 1874-80 in Belfast/Ballynure, Antrim, Ireland
> > and in the USA since 1898
> > - David McKeown (Samuel's brother) b. abt 1872-78, Antrim, Ireland and
> > in the USA since 1904
> > - Rose A. McKeown (Samuel's wife) b. abt 1885, Northern Ireland and in
> > the USA since 1907
> > Rose and Samuel's children:
> > - James b. abt 1906 Chicago
> > - Lillie (or Libby) b. abt 1908 Chicago
> > - David b. abt 1912 Chicago
> > Twins
> > - Andrew and Samuel b. 6 May 1914 in Michigan (Andrew d. 29 August
> > 1998 and Samuel d. 30 September 2005 - I think both still resided
> > close to Yankee Springs, Barry, Michigan
> > - William b. 21 October 1922 and died Michigan? 13 October 2001.
> > Samuel (b. abt 1874) and David (b. abt 1872) also had a brother
> > Houston (Huston) McKeown (b. abt 1871) in Ballynure, Antrim, Northern
> > Ireland.
> > Any suggestions or advice on how to find more out about this family in
> > the United States would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks
> > Dorothy Derecourt
> > New Zealand
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