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Keen Riley and Langston Lines of the South ~ MS~TX~LA~

Updated August 8, 2005

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This odyssey began several years ago with only my grandfather's name, his mother's name and where they were from. My search led me to many ancestor's and several distant cousins I never knew I had. I have to thank Hazel H., who also knew my grandfather, Forest who was a cousin to her mother. She has provided me with invaluable information and pictures of the Keens.
My father, Edwin L. Keen died when I was only 7 years old so I never got to ask him anything about his family. Luckily, my mother was always intersted in family history so I have some information from her. Our branch moved on to Kansas where I now live, with others in Illinois and Arizona, Florida but it all started in Mississippi... way back when....

 
Family Photos
  • John Coke Keen (2062 KB)
    This is a copy of a tin type photo I received from Hazel, it is John Coke Keen b. between 1823-1826, father to Abraham Columbus Keen, my great grandfather.
  • Forest Lafayette Keen, Abigail Pearl Langston (114 KB)
    This is my grandfather and his mother out on the farm. The young lady is my mother, Virginia with her first son, Harold. Taken 1948 in Mira, La.
  • Keen siblings Charles,Edwin, Helen, A.C., Claude (210 KB)
    From L to R: Charles Lindburgh, Edwin Lafayette, Helen Elizabeth, Abraham Columbus, Claude Aaron. Taken in Shreveport, LA in the 1940's. Keen Siblings, Lois and Florine weren't in the picture
  • Missouria Jane Riley Keen (27 KB)
    My cousin Hazel sent me this wonderful photo of Missouria Jane Riley, Abraham Columbus Keen's mother. She was married to John Coke Keen.
 
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