The following is a transcription from the family Bible of Nathan S. Keen.
Nathan S. Keen
Mr N S Keen
PAGE HEADED "MARRIAGES:"
Nathan S. Keen and
Blanch M Upton Was Marryed
June the 22 1876
Nancy J Nichols was born Nov 21 1878
Died July the 4 1900
PAGE HEADED "BIRTHS:"
Charles N Keen was borned
June the 1st 1877 Nancy J Keen
was borned Nov the 21 1878
Mary F Keen was borned Nov
the 17 1881 Isaac E Keen was borned
July 31 1883 Leonia H Keen was
borned oct the 9th 1885 Virginia S
Keen was borned Nov the 28th 1887
Robert L Keen was borned feb the
9th 1890 Linna M Keen was borned
June the 17th 1892
Cora Keen July 22 1896
PAGE HEADED "DEATHS:"
Nancy J Nichols Died July 4 1900
Virginia S Keen Died may the 3 1906
The records of the marriage of Nathan Keen and Blanch (sic) Upton, and all of the births except that of Cora Keen, are written in a greenish ink, and would appear to have been written at the same time. All other writings are in black ink.
The latest copyright date in this Bible is 1885, which is therefore the earliest possible date that Mr Keen could have obtained it. If the green-ink records were indeed written all at one time, that must have been sometime between 1892 and 1896.
Transcribed by David W. Griffith, February 2008.