James McKeen, Justice (son of William McKeen and UNKNOWN Mary) was born 1665 in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ulster Province, Ireland, and died 09 Nov 1756 in Londonberry or Windham, Rockingham Co, NH.He married Janet Cochran. Notes for James McKeen, Justice: James McKeen had 21 children; 12 by Janet Cochran and 9 by Annis Cargill. Defender at the Siege of Londonderry Northern Ireland James McKeen was usually called Justice McKeen. He was the first magistrate commissioned in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He and his group of emigrants from Northern Ireland settled the town in 1718.Justice James McKeen was in business with his brother William at Ballymony, and was quite successful. He emigrated to America in 1718, and, with others, appeared in Londonderry in 1719. He was the first magistrate commissioned in Londonderry, was a man of honesty, intelligence, and ability,and one of the leading and wealthy men in the young colony. He was in the very prime of manhood, although 53 years of age when he came to Londonderry. (See footnote, p. 441.) His first wife was Janet Cochran, by whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married, in Ireland, James Nesmith, who settled in Londonderry, and was ancestor of the Nesmith's of Windham and Londonderry. Another daughter married her cousin, John Cochran, of Windham, ancestor of the Windham family, and they lived where their great-grandson, William-D. Cochran, now resides. The second wife of Justice McKeen was Annis Cargil, who died. in Londonderry in her 94th year, Aug. 8, 1782. By both wives he had twenty-one children. Sources: Title: World Family Tree Vol. 3, Ed. 1 Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc. Publication: Release date: February 9, 1996 Note: Customer pedigree. Repository: Call Number: Media: Family Archive CD Page: Tree #2970 Text: Date of Import: Jul 16, 1998 More About James McKeen, Justice: Date born 2: 1665, Ballymoney, Antrim Co., Ireland. Died 2: 09 Nov 1756, Londonderry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Immigration: 1718, Ireland to America. Unknown-Begin: 1719, Londonderry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Children of James McKeen, Justice and Janet Cochran are:
+Janet "Jenny" McKeen, b. Dec 1694, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ulster Province, Ireland, d. 16 Apr 1790, Windham, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, United States.