William McKean

Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death 18 Nov 1769 (aged 61–62)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial New London, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Old Cemetery
Memorial ID 53256576 View Source
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“WILLIAM McKEAN, son of William and Susannah McKean, born in Ireland in 1705, accompanied his parents to Pennsylvania, when a youth, and on his marriage, about 1731, to Letitia, daughter of Robert and Dorothea Finney, also of New London, became an innkeeper in New London, and resided there until the death of his wife in 1742. In 1745 he married Ann Logan, widow of James Logan, of Londonderry township, in the same county, and removed to the Logan plantation there, where he kept a tavern until his death, November 18, 1769, at the age of sixty-four years. His second wife died in 1751….

“William and Letitia (Finney) McKean had three children: Robert McKean, born July 13, 1732, first a physician, and later an eminent minister of the gospel in New Jersey, long pastor of St. Peter’s Church, Perth Amboy; Dorothea McKean, who married John Thompson, of Delaware, and was the mother of Thomas McKean Thompson, secretary of state of Pennsylvania, under his uncle Thomas McKean, and grandmother of Judge William McKenna, of the United States Circuit Court; and Thomas McKean …. born in New London township, Chester county, Pennsylvania, March 19, 1734.”

— John W. Jordan, editor, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania: Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1911, Vol. III, pp. 1177-1178.

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