Recently found this site.My great, great grandfather was a Keown.I am a novice genealogist but am trying to be accurate in my research and presentation of information.
The 1850 Federal Census for Smith County, Mississippi shows Richard Keown, age 31, born in Georgia, and Margaret Keown, age 23, born in MS, living with the William Barnes family. The 1860 Census for Smith County shows Margaret Keown, age 32, the head of the family. I haven't figured out yet what happened to her husband Richard.Just beginning the search. The 1870 Census for Smith County has Robert L. Keown, age 53, born in Georgia, head of this family. He shows up again on the 1880 census for Hinds County, MS, with name spelled Keaown and birth state as ALA.
I am wondering if Richard and Robert L. are one and the same.And is this Robert L. Keown the Robert Lewis Keownthat was mentioned on August 10, 2001 on GenForum.If this is the same as that Robert Lewis Keown then I am a cousin of Ann Boyer and would like to correspond with her.I ascend through my mother Mary Bernice Marx, her mother Mary Maggie Vest, her mother Elnora Virginia (Ella) Keown, daughter of Robert L. Keown.Would love to have information on the Keown family with sources, etc.
I have a letter written by one of my great aunts to her sister in 1951 mentioning that her grandfather (Robert L. Keown) was born in Jefferson, Missouri.Now she have been mistaken in thinking that he was born in Missouri instead of just migrating from that state.