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Robert Garlick Hill Kean (1828 - 1898)

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Robert Garlick Hill Kean
Born in Olney, Caroline, VAmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Weldon, North Carolinamap
Died in Lynchburg, Campbell, VAmap
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Kean, Robert Garlick Hill

The paternal ancestry of Mr. Kean is thus traced: About 1790, David Kean, of County Armagh, Ireland, came to Virginia, and settled in Monroe county. With him came his son, Andrew Kean, who became a physician of Louisa county, and whose son, John Vaughn Kean, married Caroline M. Hill. They were the parents of the subject of this sketch, who was born in Caroline county, Virginia, October 7,1828.

His first wife was Jane Nicholas, daughter of Col. T. Jefferson Randolph, of Edge Hill, Albemarle county, Virginia,born November 3, 1831, died August 28, 1868. The children of this marriage were: Lancelot Minor, born January 11, 1856, now practicing law at Sioux City, Iowa; Pattie Cary, born April 11. 1858, now the wife of J. S. Morris, of Campbell county; Jefferson Randolph, born June 28, 1860, now surgeon. U. S. A.: and Robert G. H.

At the residence of Col. Nicholas Long, near Weldon, North Carolina, Rev. Mr. Norwood officiating, Mr. Kean married, on January 14, 1874, Adelaide Navarro de M. Prescott. She was born in St. Landry parish, Louisiana, November 5, 1844, the daughter of William Marshall Prescott, who was born in South Carolina, and who married Evelina, daughter of Judge Moore, of Louisiana. The children of Mr. Kean's second marriage are four, born: Evelina Moore, June 28,1875; William Marshall Prescott, July 6, 1876; Caroline H., September 1, 1877; Otho Vaughn, April 5, 1881.

Mr. Kean entered the Confederate States Army as a private of Company G, 11th Virginia regiment, on April 21, 1861. In February, 1862, he was commissioned captain, and appointed A. A. G. assigned to Gen. G. W. Randolph's brigade. On April 1, 1862, he was ordered to Richmond, and commissioned by President Davis as chief of the Bureau of War, which position he filled until the close of the war. He was graduated in law from the University of Virginia in 1853, and holds the degrees of Master of Arts and Bachelor of Law from that University. From the time of his graduation to the present he has been in practice, in Lynchburg, except for the years given to military duty. [1]

Birth: Oct. 28, 1828 Caroline County Virginia, USA Death: Jun. 13, 1898

Family links: Parents: Caroline M. Hill Kean (1802 - 1831)

Spouses: Jane Nicholas Randolph Kean (1831 - 1868) Adelaide Navarro Prescott Kean (1845 - 1922)*

Children: Lancelot Minor Kean (____ - 1931)* Pattie Cary Kean Morris (1858 - 1939)* Jefferson Randolph Kean (1860 - 1950)* George Randolph Kean (1866 - 1869)* Marshall Prescott Kean (1876 - 1959)* Otho Vaughan Kean (1881 - 1940)* Caroline Hill Kean Gallup (1887 - 1962)*

Sibling: Launcelot M. Kean (1826 - 1850)* Robert Garlick Hill Kean (1828 - 1898)[2]


  1. Virginia and Virginians: eminent Virginians ... History of Virginia from settlement of Jamestown to close of the Civil War, Volume 2 by Robert Alonzo Brock, Virgil Anson Lewis, 1888 – Transcribed by Therman Kellar

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