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James T. "Tom" Metheny, Sr.

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Helen Pauline "Bennie" Keeney

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The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011

Most of the material on these Keeney pages
is taken directly from the excellent work of
Roscoe C. Keeney
in his 2,597 Keeney Relatives and its related after-followings.


The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, May 2009


[John M. Gwin Note:  One of those above-mentioned related after-followings, a special issue of the Keeney Update, March 1987, includes a preface which numbers the generations beginning in America.  The first ancestor mentioned in that preface is unnumbered, so I originally gave it a negative 1 numbering here. However, in early 2009, I renumbered all my pages, using my generation arbitrarily as number 28, my children's as 29, my parents' as 27, etc. Therefore, Sir Thomas Keney, below, who for years was numbered -1.00, is now generation 17.]

17.00--Sir Thomas Keney (sic), b. 1578, Norfolk, England; d. in New London, CT;

18.00--John Keeney, b. 1600, Norfolk, England; d. 1622 Salem, MA; m. Sarah Cheever (1621-1674)

19.00--Henry Keeney, b. 8 Jul 1623 in England; d. 6 Jun 1710; m. Ann Putnam;

20.00--John Keeney, b. ca.1651-2; d. 1718 Lynn, MA; m. Elizabeth Locke;

21.00--John Keeney, b. 15 Aug 1689, New London, CT; d. unk.; m. Mary Smith;

22.00--David Keeney;  m. Martha (nee unk.) (b. 12 Mar 1714; moved to Greenbrier Co., VA, in 1756;

23.00--Moses Keeney, b. 1766 in Greenbrier Co., WV; d. about 1840 in Kanawha Co.; m. 11 Aug 1789 in  Greenbrier Co. to Frances Harris10 children


24.09--Stires Jade Keeney, b. 1813 in Greenbrier Co.; moved to Cabin Creek, Kanawha Co., as a boy with his father, Moses; d. in 1876 at age 63; m1. Amelia P. (Milly) Gatewood (25 Jan 1813-10 Jul 1860), 11 children; m2. Cynthia Hudnall White (b. 1818), d. after 1880 census; no ch. by SJK;
25.09--John S. Keeney, b. 9 May 1849 at Fairview, WV,  on Cabin Creek; d. 22 Dec 1932 at Witcher, WV; m. 16 Nov 1871 to Hannah Catherine Frazee (b. 6 Aug 1853, in Greenup Co., KY; d. 1944); 13 children; 71 grandchildren!

John S. Keeney Family of Witcher, WV, ca. 1906.
Front, seated, l-r:  John S., Catherine, Uri, Mack; standing, l-r:
Flem, Nick, Ebon, Katie, Fannie, Bob, Dan, Roscoe, Walter,
and Johnny; absent; Daisy (firstborn, 1872; d. 1874).
26.01--Daisy May Keeney--------------------(1872-1874)--age 1.5--0 children
26.02--Urias Zara "Urie" Keeney----------(1874-1928)--age 54--3 children
26.03--McDonald "Mack" Keeney---------------(1877-1938); age 60; 7 ch.; b. 28 July 1877; d. 16 May 1938 at Witcher, WV; carpenter, contractor, homebuilder, husband, father ("Daddy Mack"), grandfather; m. Mamie Chloe Stanley ; (b. 8 Sept 1879--age 7 months in the 1880 Kanawha County census--in Nicholas Co., WV; d/o George Washington Stanley and Fannie Young Stanley; d. 30 Oct 1957 at Witcher;) 7 children;  22 grandchildren;

Mack and Mamie's seven kids:
  L-R, Back Row:  Bus, 3rd base; George, 1st base; Milly, left field; Middle Row: Maxine, shortstop; Hannah, 2nd base; Dot, center field; Front: Bennie, right field.  Absent when picture was taken, having moved up to the Majors and currently playing with the East Gate Angels: Mack and Mamie, catcher and pitcher, respectively.  As of July 2009, Maxine, Hannah, Bennie, Buster, and George had also received their calls, leaving only Milly still here.  She lived longest of all--95 years--joining the others 1 Sep 2011.

27.01--Maxine Stanley Keeney
27.02--Hannah Margaret Keeney

27.03--Dorothy Lee Keeney
27.04--Mildred Agnes Keeney
27.05--Albert McDonald "Buster" Keeney
27.06--Helen Pauline "Bennie" Keeney
27.07--George McClure Keeney
26.04--Nick Burks Keeney-----------------------------------------(1878-1951)--age 73--11 children
26.05--Flem Davis Keeney---------------------------------------(1879-1965)--age 86--7 children
26.06--Roscoe Conkling Keeney, Sr.------------------------(1882-1969)--age 87--8 children
26.07--Daniel Webster "Dan" Keeney-----------------------(1884-1973)--age 88--5 children
26.08--John S. "Johnny" Keeney, Jr.----------------------------(1886-1961)--age 75--5 children
26.09--Walter Henson Keeney, Sr.----------------------------------(1888-1957)--age 68--7 children
26.10--Hannah Catherine "Katie" Keeney--------------------(1890-1962)--age 72--8 ch.
26.11--Frances Holt "Fanny" Keeney--------------------(1892-1963)--age 71--6 ch
26.12--Ebon Oakes Keeney----------------------------------(1894-1976)--age 82--0 ch
26.13--Robert H. "Bob" Keeney----------------------------(1896-1982)--age 86--4 ch.


Meet the family of Tom and Bennie!

27.06--Helen Pauline "Bennie" Keeney, b. 9 Nov 1920; d. Nov 1999 in Waldorf, Maryland; bd. in Witcher Cemetery, Witcher, WV, next to daughter Jane Lynn Metheny; m. 10 Nov 1941 to James Thomas "Tom" Metheny, Sr. (b. 19 Jan 1916; d. Nov 1999; bd. unk.); 5 ch.

Wonderful picture sent from Bennie to Dot to Bennie to Jennifer to John!



Bennie and Melanie at a Keeney Reunion,
2000 Orchard Avenue



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28.01--James Thomas "Jim" Metheny, Jr.; b. 23 May 1942; d. ca. 2003; bd. Witcher Cem.; m. Sandra Kay "Sandy" Richmond
facebook friend  [PRIVATE]; div.; 3 ch.

29.01--Leisa Metheny facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Wellington [PRIVATE]

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30.01--Melanie Metheny facebook friend  [PRIVATE]
31.01--Ryan (Michael?) Metheny, [PRIVATE]; lives with his dad, Mr. Diamond [PRIVATE]
31.02--Hannah Marie Metheny, [PRIVATE]
30.02--James Thomas "Jamie" Metheny IV, facebook friend  [PRIVATE]
30.03--Michael Wayne Metheny, facebook friend  [PRIVATE]
29.03--Rock Earl "Rocky" Metheny, facebook friend [PRIVATE]


Rocky was visiting at 7 Keiffer where Pat Gwin was showing him the noisy monkey.


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28.02--Judith Karen "Judy" Metheny, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. David Lindley  facebook [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.


Byron's first Christmas--and look with whom he got to spend it!  Clockwise spiral from Follow-the-bouncing-ball Buster Keeney: The Ball, Adrian Gwin, Frankie Keeney, George Keeney, Kent Keeney, Juanita Keeney, David Lindley, Danny Keeney, Judy Lindley, and Byron Lindley, all at 7 Keiffer?  Actually, I have no idea where this was taken!

29.01--Byron Reid Lindley, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Ivonne Corsino facebook friend [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.

Byron and Ivonne Ivonne C. Lindley, Esq.

30.01--Connor Matthew Lindley [PRIVATE]

30.02--Elena Maria Lindley [PRIVATE]

29.02--Bryce Lindley facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Kim (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]

30.01--Cameron Margaret Lindley [PRIVATE]



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28.04--Joan Elizabeth "Jo Beth", "Jo Jo", "Jo" Metheny facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m1.  Joseph Edward Rogers, Sr. facebook [PRIVATE]; div; m2. Glenn Bougher  [PRIVATE];

29.01--Joseph "Joey" Edward Rogers, Jr. [PRIVATE]

29.02--April Dawn Rogers, b. 21 May 1973; d. at birth;

29.03--Kimberly Gail "Kim" Rogers facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Richard Grabenstein facebook [PRIVATE];

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The brand new Jennifer Gail Metheny


29.01--Guy DuBois facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Erin Rauch [PRIVATE];

29.02--Jessica Tolbert facebook [PRIVATE]








One day in Witcher, WV, at 2000 Orchard Avenue. Nothing is written on the back; however, the date must have been about 1954-55 (clearly in the spring or summer), as the youngest, Pat, was b. 14 Feb 1951 and looks to be three or maybe four here, so Jennie won't be born for another one or two years. L-r, sitting, are Jim, Cinders, Janie, Bennie, Pat Gwin, Judy, John Gwin, JoJo, and Tom; standing are Dot Gwin, the old apple tree, and Mrs. Metheny, Tom's mother.  
Photo by Adrian Gwin.