Elijah Keen

1792–
Pilesgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Keen was born in 1792, in Pilesgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, Daniel Keen, was 37 and his mother, Mary Hoffman, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Keen
1755–1804
Mary Hoffman
1756–1852
Huffman Keene
1777–1831
Mary Keen
1788–
James Nathan Keene
1784–1841
Peter Keen
1786–
Joshua Keen
1790–1868
Daniel Keen
1790–
Elijah Keen
1792–
Ann Keen
1796–1818

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World Events (3)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804

Age 12

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Kene, a short form of the Old English personal name Cēn or Cyne, based on Old English cēne ‘wise’, ‘brave’, ‘proud’.2 Americanized spelling of German Kühn ( see Kuehn ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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