This full name is Columbus Americus
Vespucci Independence Keene. Now why in the world would you name a child
this?? This information has been
passed down and there is no solid proof this is the exact name. However on several court records it lists his
1850 Census –
Benjamin Keene age 45
Jane Keene age 37
Mary A Parks 18
Josiah Keene 11
Joseph Parks/Harris? Age 18 -
(Either Harris or Parks. It is very hard to read)
I have not been able to find
On the court register in
Married on the 27th day of December 1863, Mr Columbus Keene to wife Saffronia Pate by Hirum Houser, JP.
Saffronia/Sophronia Pate has a whole mystery to herself. This is detailed on the Sophronia Stuart Pate Keene Page.
Census records in 1870.
Clambis Keene age 27, Born MD
Sophronia Keene age 22 Born Mo
Benjamin F. Keene age 6 Born Mo
George Keene age 3 Born
Much of this are notes to myself as I continue my research. If you find any information you believe to be incorrect please contact me with the correct information. I’d love to hear from you! Debby
…more to come…..