This tombstone, erected by descendants in 1848, is located in Forest Hill Cemetery, Derry, New Hampshire. It contains a plethora of genealogical information! According to FindAGrave.com this stone was carved by F. A. Brown of Haverhill
In memory of
JAMES McKEEN, Esq.
A principal proprietor & Magistrate of
the little Colony which first settled this Town.
Who died Nov. 9, 1756:
aged 91 yrs.
His children by JANE COCHRAN his first
wife were ELIZABETH, the wife of ASA NESMITH
and JANNETT, the wife of JOHN COCHRAN;
and by ANNAS CARGILL, his second wife,
JOHN McKEEN, a member of the provisional
Congress in NH, JAMES McKEEN, JANE the wife
of Wm. ORR, MARTHA, the wife of JOHN DINSMORE,
and MARY the wife of ROBERT BOYD.
His other near relations were his sister MARY ANN
the wife of the REV. JAs. McGREGOR, ANNETT
the widow of his brother JOHN McKEEN and his &
her three sons & one daughter formerly of Londonderry
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
his 2d wife, who died Aug. 8, 1782
aged 94 yrs.
They were members of the presbyterian Church & to enjoy their
opinions in peace they & all the other Colonists emigrated from the
north of Ireland to this Country. In gratitude to God & in honor
of departed worth this monument was erected in the year
1848 by certain descendants of the deceased.
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