My Maine Heritage - Nov 2021 - Person Sheet
My Maine Heritage - Nov 2021 - Person Sheet
NameZadoc Zadock John Keen
Birth Date10 Mar 1776
Birth PlacePembroke, Plymouth Co., MA
Death Date19 Jan 1866 Age: 89
Death PlaceSumner, Oxford Co., ME
Burial PlaceHersey Cem., West Sumner, Oxford Co., ME
OccupationMayflower descendant from Richard Warren (2)
FatherUnnamed
MotherThankful M Keen (1757-1833)
Misc. Notes
Birth record listed in Pembroke vital records: Zadock, s. Thankfull, Mar. 10, 1776. Pg. 132 (Image 76/698 of FHL film #7817585) on FamilySearch.org. It would appear he was born out of wedlock.

Could Zadoc and Rebecca be the parents of Abigail Keen m. Peres Andrews?

Update: 8 Oct 2014:
I decided to take a thorough inventory of Keen families in the Sumner area between 1800 and 1820 when Abigail Keen married Peres Andrews. I eliminated a few families and then I came to Zadoc Keen. He married his first wife in 1797 and married again about 1802. That was a tantalizing window. But I couldn’t find any other information about the first marriage or confirm whether his first wife, “Rebecca Marthers” died. I posted on Chris Dunham’s Maine Genealogy site, and a few hours later Chris had worked his magic:

“It's rare that I can find one document that proves several hard-to-establish links at once, but I think I have.

If you go here (https://i2a.uslandrecords.com/ME/OxfordEast/D/Default.aspx), change the Search Criteria to "Early Books" and search for volume 14, page 396 you'll find an agreement dated 23 Aug. 1804 between John Mathews of Buckfield and Zadock Keen of Sumner. For the consideration of one yoke of oxen, Mathews agreed to keep Nancy Keen, the daughter of Zadock, until she was 18 years old, which would be on 5 April 1815. Mathews was "Also to deliver to the said Nancy & Abigail Keen all the clothes & household goods in his possession at the end of such term, that belonged to their Mother Rebeckah Keen of Sumner deceased.

“So it appears that Zadoc and Rebecca (Mathews) Keen had at least two children: Nancy, born 5 April 1797; and Abigail. Abigail (Keen) Andrews is buried in Redding Cemetery in Sumner. She died 4 Oct. 1856, aged 58 years, 1 month, 14 days, which puts her date of birth at about 20 Aug. 1798. Her sister was quite possibly the Nancy Keen who married Nathaniel Robbins, Jr., 9 Mar. 1823 in Sumner. Both were of Plantation No. 2, also called Franklin Plantation, which then adjoined Sumner.

“I transcribed early Turner marriage records several years ago, and according to my notes Zadock Keen of Hebron and Rebecca Marthers of Buckfield married 19 July 1796. Rebecca was evidently the daughter of John and Hannah Mathews of Buckfield, though she is not listed among their children in the History of Buckfield (probably because she died at a fairly young age):

“John Matthews, a Revolutionary soldier, with wife, Hannah, settled in the s. e. part of the town before 1800. They came here from the vicinity of Portland. We have no dates of their deaths, children all born before coming here: Valentine, b. Sept. 3, 1767, m. Sarah Coburn ; Hannah, b. Mar. 9, 1770, m. Jonas Coburn; Lucy, b. Aug. 15, 1773; John, Jr., b. Aug. 23, 1777; Samuel, b. June 22, 1779 ; Caroline, b. Aug. 7, 1782 ; Wm. b. Mar. 29, 1784, m. Eliza Buck.”

Thanks again, Chris!

Marriage date to Mary Warren from FamilySearch.org

Sells land to father-in-law John Warren “to the use and behoof of Mary Keen my wife her heirs and assigns forever…” dated 23 Mar 1820 (Oxford Deeds 17 359-60).

Paid Massachusetts and Maine: Direct Tax, 1798 in Sumner, Maine.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=keen&GSfn=zadoc&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=55666133&df=all&
Spouses
Birth Dateabt 1781
Birth PlaceBuckfield, Oxford Co., ME
Death Dateabt 1800 Age: 19
Death PlaceSumner, Oxford Co., ME
FatherJohn Mathews Matthews Jr. (1737-1826)
MotherHannah Knight Knights (<1744-1824)
Misc. Notes
Update: 8 Oct 2014:
I decided to take a thorough inventory of Keen families in the Sumner area between 1800 and 1820 when Abigail married Peres. I eliminated a few families and then I came to Zadoc Keen. He married his first wife in 1797 and married again about 1802. That was a tantalizing window. But I couldn’t find any other information about the first marriage or whether his first wife, “Rebecca Marthers” died. I posted on Chris Dunham’s Maine Genealogy site, and a few hours later Chris worked his magic:

“It's rare that I can find one document that proves several hard-to-establish links at once, but I think I have.

If you go here (https://i2a.uslandrecords.com/ME/OxfordEast/D/Default.aspx), change the Search Criteria to "Early Books" and search for volume 14, page 396 you'll find an agreement dated 23 Aug. 1804 between John Mathews of Buckfield and Zadock Keen of Sumner. For the consideration of one yoke of oxen, Mathews agreed to keep Nancy Keen, the daughter of Zadock, until she was 18 years old, which would be on 5 April 1815. Mathews was "Also to deliver to the said Nancy & Abigail Keen all the clothes & household goods in his possession at the end of such term, that belonged to their Mother Rebeckah Keen of Sumner deceased.

“So it appears that Zadoc and Rebecca (Mathews) Keen had at least two children: Nancy, born 5 April 1797; and Abigail. Abigail (Keen) Andrews is buried in Redding Cemetery in Sumner. She died 4 Oct. 1856, aged 58 years, 1 month, 14 days, which puts her date of birth at about 20 Aug. 1798. Her sister was quite possibly the Nancy Keen who married Nathaniel Robbins, Jr., 9 Mar. 1823 in Sumner. Both were of Plantation No. 2, also called Franklin Plantation, which then adjoined Sumner.

“I transcribed early Turner marriage records several years ago, and according to my notes Zadock Keen of Hebron and Rebeca Marthers of Buckfield married 19 July 1796. Rebecca was evidently the daughter of John and Hannah Mathews of Buckfield, though she is not listed among their children in the History of Buckfield (probably because she died at a fairly young age):

“John Matthews, a Revolutionary soldier, with wife, Hannah, settled in the s. e. part of the town before 1800. They came here from the vicinity of Portland. We have no dates of their deaths, children all born before coming here: Valentine, b. Sept. 3, 1767, m. Sarah Coburn ; Hannah, b. Mar. 9, 1770, m. Jonas Coburn; Lucy, b. Aug. 15, 1773; John, Jr., b. Aug. 23, 1777; Samuel, b. June 22, 1779 ; Caroline, b. Aug. 7, 1782 ; Wm. b. Mar. 29, 1784, m. Eliza Buck.”

Thanks again, Chris!
Marr Date19 Jul 1796
Marr PlaceParis, Oxford Co., ME
Marr Memoalt date: 26 Jan 1797; also recorded at Turner (Turner VR)
ChildrenNancy (1797->1880)
 Abigail (1798-1856)
Birth Date15 Feb 1782
Birth PlaceOxford, Oxford Co., ME
Memoalt loc: Buckfield, ME
Death Date20 Dec 1863 Age: 81
Death PlaceParis, Oxford Co., ME
Memoalt date: 20 Dec 1869
Burial PlaceHersey Cem., West Sumner, Oxford Co., ME
FatherJohn Warren (1756-1807)
MotherElizabeth Betsey Buck (1763-)
Misc. Notes
Marr Date15 Apr 1803
Marr PlaceHebron, Oxford Co., ME
ChildrenJames W (1803-)
 Abijah Buck (1805-)
 Mary Ann x (1806-<1822)
 Warren (1807-)
 Drusilla (1808-1892)
 Calvin Bisbee (1810-1898)
 Child x (1812-)
 Arvilla (1814-1904)
 John William x (1817-1831)
 Mary Ann (1822-1898)
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