PROOF FOR JOHN KEENEY m. SARAH WEBSTER (courtesy of
Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman, Hale, House, and Related Families, (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1978, c1952), p. 587 and also Donald Lines Jacobus, “John Case Family of Glastonbury, Conn. ” The American Genealogist (July 1949) 25:205-206.
Sarah Webster m. John Keeney [b. 1699] son of Joseph Keeney and Hannah Hills [not John Keeney b. 1712]. John Keeney (b.22 May 1699) m. 1st Mercy Smith, b. abt. 1706, dau of Samuel and Mary (Church) Smith and 2nd after 1749, Sarah (Webster) Case, b. at Glastonbury, 13 Jan 1718/19, dau of Jonathan and Esther (Judd) Webster, widow of John Case.
On 17 July 1727 Jonathan Webster’s deed from John & Mercy Keeny. Wee John Keeny and Mercy his wife of the Town of Hartford in the County of Hartford … for 30L to Jonathan Webster of Glastonbury … a piece of land partly in Glastonbury and partly in Hartford bounded west upon the Connecticut River, east on present county road, north on land in the improvement of the widow Mary Smith and south on the land of Mary Smith the younger … [Glastonbury, Hartford Co, CT DB 3:156]
On 18 Feb. 1746/7, Jonathan Webster of Hartford conveyed for love to his son-in-law John Case and Sarah his wife of Glastonbury [Glastonbury Deeds, 5:26]. This deed seems to have been missed by the compilers of the Webster Genealogy, which states that Sarah Webster married a Keeney, that being proved by her father's will.
The inventory of the estate of John Case of Glastonbury was taken 1 July 1749 by Jonathan Webster of Glastonbury and Timothy Porter, Jr., of Hartford. Jonathan Webster was surety on the bond of the widow, Sarah Case. The small estate was insolvent and half of it was set out to the widow. [Manwaring's Digest, 3:521.]"
Therefore Sarah Webster Case m. John Keeney after this 1749 inventory and before Jonathan Webster’s will was written in 14 Sep 1758 where he names his dau Sarah Keeney [Hartford Wills from the Webster Genealogy]
While all of this was going on, our John Keeney [b. 1712] was having children: Anna b. 1739, Mark b. 1740, Ephrium b. 1742, Mary B. 1746, Esther b. 1754 and more. Our John Keeney was in the deed records of Stratford, Fairfield Co. from 1737 to 1752 and in Kent, Litchfield Co. from 1752 to 1774 and in Washington in 1784. It would have been quite unlikely for Sarah Webster Case who was married to John Case up until his death in 1749 to have been the mother of these children b. 1739 to 1754.
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