Biography of Col. H. B. Keene
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Keene, Col. H. B., Gouverneur, was born June 17, 1810. His parents, Job and Nancy Keene, settled in Jefferson county in 1822, and there a great part of Colonel Keene's life was spent. For many years he was largely interested in farming, and still owns 1,500 acres of dairy farm lands, with 200 cows. He was one of the projectors of the old Watertown and Potsdam railway, being one of its first directors. He was also colonel of the Eighty fourth Regiment of State militia. October 30, 1882, Colonel Keene married Mrs. Frances Jacobs, and they have one daughter, Florence May Keene. Colonel Keene has lived a very useful life, a prominent feature of which has been the aid and encouragement he has always given young men. He lives a semi retired life in Gouverneur, interesting himself only in the management of his various farms.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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