John McConahey ____________________________________________________________________________ 
1815 Mar 18 Born to John McConahey in County Antrim, Ireland 1818 Immigrated Ireland to US with parents 1820 
Census? 1830 Census? Muskingun County, Ohio Salt Creek Twp or Washington Twp 1838 Apr 12 Married Margaret 
Muskingun County, Ohio 1840 Census? Salt Creek or Rich Hill Twp 1840 Jane born 1840 Jul 8 James born 1844 
Mary born 1845 Isabella born 1848 Margaret M. born 1848 May have immigrated (year not clear on naturalization 
papers) 1849 Jul 17 Alexander born, Ohio 1849 Moved to Indiana 1850 Census Allen County, Madison Twp, IN, age 
32 1850 Stephen born, Indiana 1854 Nancy born 1854 Oct 12 Declaration of intention for naturalization 1858 Theresa 
born 1860 Census, Allen County, Madison Township, IN 1864 Feb 2 Died Buried Pleasant Valley Cemetery, age 47 y, 
11 m, 2 d Allen County, Madison Township, IN, section 29 1870 Census family appears together on census without 
father who has died and next door to David McConaughy (age 72), David J. (age 28) and William J. (age 25) 
____________________________________________________________________________ CHILDREN OF 
Jul 1840 d. 8 Nov 1896, Allen County, IN (1841) (1843) 3. MARY MCCONAHEY b. 1844 d. 2 Feb 1884, Allen 
County, IN (1843) 4. ISABELLA MCCONAHEY b. 1845 (1844) (1846) 5. MARGARET MCCONAHEY b. 1848 
(1846) 6. ALEXANDER MCCONAHEY b. 17 Jul 1849 (1846) 7. STEPHEN MCCONAHEY b. 1850 (1846 or 
47) (1852) 8. NANCY MCCONAHEY b. 1864 (1854) (1854) 9. THERESA MCCONAHEY b. 1858 (1859) 
(1861) The years in parentheses are figured from the ages in the 1850 census for 1-7 and 1860 for 8 and 9. 
______________________________________________________________ 1820 FEDERAL CENSUS INDEX 
_______________________________________________________________ 1830 FEDERAL CENSUS 
William 302 Washington Twp ________________________________________________________________ 
Emmonhaser, Adam Salt Creek Twp 468 EMMONKEISER, Adam Salt Creek Twp 468 MCCONNAAGHY, 
William Rich Hill Twp 482 MCCONNAUGHEY, William Salt Creek Twp 469 MCCONNEHAY, Mrs. Salt Creek 
Twp 467 ________________________________________________________________ 
on the 12 day of October 1854 at the October Term, 1854, of the Common Plea Court, personally appeared in open 
Court JOHN MCCONAUGHY a native of Ireland and shows to the Court by a certificate under seal that on the 12 
day of October, 1854, he reported himself for NATURALIZATION, and declared his intentions perparatory to being 
admitted A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES before the Clerk of Allen Circuit Court agreeably to the act of 
Congress in such case made and provided; and previously the examination of two competent witnesses his evidence in 
the United states more than five years, and in the State of Indian one year; his attachment to the principles of the 
Constitution of the United States, and favorable disposition to the good order and happiness of the same, and likewise 
his behavior as a man of good moral humor. Therupon said JOHN MCCONAUGHY is duly sworn in open Court, and 
makes oath that he will abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereignty 
whatever, and particularly to Victoria Queen of Great Britain & Ireland.   In Witness Whereof, I hereunto set my name 
and affix the Seal of said Court   this 12 day of October A.D., 1884.      I.G. Nelson Clerk UNITED STATES OF 
A.D., 1854, personally appeared in Allen Circuit Court before the Clerk thereof, John Mcconaughy an alien, and reports 
himself for NATURALIZATION, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland aged about 38 
years, and owes allegiance to Queen Victoria that he emigrated thence, embarked at Belfast and arrived at Baltimore in 
the United States on the ___ day of ___ A.D. 1818, and that it is bona fide his intention to reside in and become a 
citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever All Allegiance and Fidelity to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State 
or Sovreignty whatever, and particularly to Queen Victoria John McConaughy Sworn and subscribed the 12 day of 
October 1854. In Testimony Whereof I I.G. Nelson Clerk of the Allen Circuit Court, hereunto set my name and affix the 
Seal of said Court this 12 day of October 1854. I.G. Nelson Clerk 
____________________________________________________________________________ 1850 FEDERAL 
David Zanesville Twp 185 MCCONAUGHY, David Highland Twp 429 MCCONAUGHY, John Salt Creek Twp 389 
MCCONHA, Isabell Rich Hill Twp 486 MCCONHA, jAMES RICH Hill Twp 486 
____________________________________________________________________________ 1850 FEDERAL 
CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA 1850 Federal Census, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN Page 170 
McCanahay, John 32 M Farmer 1200 Ireland            Margaret 31 F         Penn            Jane 11 F             Ohio            
James 9 M             Ohio            Mary 7 F              Ohio            Isabella 6 F          Ohio            Alx. 4 M              Ohio 
           Margaret 2 F          Ohio            Stephen 2/12 M        Indiana 
____________________________________________________________________________ 1860 FEDERAL 
CENSUS 1860 Federal Census, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN, p. 159 or 597 McConaughy, John 46      Farmer 
Ireland Margaret 41 PA Jane 20 Ohio James 18 Ohio Mary 16 Ohio Isabella 15 Ohio Alexander 14 Ohio Margaret 10 
Ohio Stephen 9 Indiana Nancy 6 Indiana Theresa 3/12 F Indiana 
____________________________________________________________________________ 1870 FEDERAL 
CENSUS 1870 Census, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN McConaughy, Marg    52 F Keeping house PA 
James               27 M               OH Isabel              24 F Housekeeper   OH Steven              18 M               OH 
Nancy               16 F               IN Theresa              9 F               IN (It appears that John has died.) Next door David 
McConaughy 72 M Farmer Ireland David J.         28 M        Ireland Wm J.            25 M        Ireland 
GUARDIANSHIP Allen County Naturalization Book, No. 2, Circuit Court John McConaughty 20 The State of 
Indiana, Allen County, The Undersigned, Applicant for Letters of Guardianship, on the person and estates of Nancy 
McConaughy, aged 18 years, May 24, 1871 Thresa McConoughy, aged 12 years, Jan, 1871 minor heirs of John 
McConooughy, late of Allen County, deceased.  Said minors reside in Allen County, in the State of Indiana, and are 
joint owners of Real Estate in ___ County, of the probable value of ___ Dollars: which will rent annually for the sum of 
___ Dollars. Said wards also own personal property of the probable value of One hundred 80 Dollars.         Margaret 
(her mark) McConaghy The State of Indiana, Allen County, Margaret McConoughy, being duly sworn, says that the 
material facts contained in the above statement and application for Letters of Guardianship, on the persons and estates of 
the persons therein named, are correct and true as she verily believes, and further saith not.   Margaret McCaunaghy 
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 9th   day of September, 1871    Wm. S. Edsall Clerk     C.C.P. Allen County 
(Margaret is probably their mother.) 
____________________________________________________________________________ CEMETERY 
Pleasant Valley Cemetery (abandoned) 1 1/2 miles S.E. of Hoagland Madison twp. sec. 29 John McConaughy d Feb 2, 
1884 (should say 1864) aged 47 y 11 m 2 d (b 18 Mar 1815) 
____________________________________________________________________________ PLAT MAP 1897 
Plat Map of Madison Township, Allen County, IN shows the McConaughy estate just south of Hoagland. 

Jane Hunter Hodgson
Tucson, Arizona

Robert Benjamin McKeeman
Written by Jane Anne Hunter Hodgson

This twelfth child of David C.McKeeman and Margaret Ann McConahey McKeeman was born on February 27, 1874 in Hoagland, Madison Township, Allen County, Indiana. His mother was 45 and his father 53 when he was born. His dad lived only for two years after he was born. The young Robert lived on the family farm near Hoagland and attended public school in Hoagland. Robert loved his studies and went on to attend Taylor University in Upland, Indiana and the Indiana State Normal School in Marion, Indiana. He taught school in his native county from 1892 to 1894. In 1894 he enrolled in the Fort Wayne Medical College, graduating in 1897. There were 15 or 16 students in his medical class. Robert first established a practice in Monroe in Adams County, Indiana. It was in Monroe that he met Susie May Hocker, born May 13, 1880, the daughter of the local druggist. The two were married on October 5, 1897 at the home of Ed and Maggie Coffee in Decatur, Indiana. He was 22 and she was 16 at the time. They lived in Monroe in a cottage behind her father's drugstore. The first child, Leland Stanford McKeeman, was born on November 28, 1898. This firstborn went on to become a medical doctor like his father. The young couple moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1900 where Dr. McKeeman hung out his first shingle at 1608 Calhoun Street. Lillian Theodosia was born on July 11, 1901. The family lived on Creighton Avenue near Fox for a short time but had moved to Broadway near the railroad by the time their daughter was born. They built a home at 2020 Broadway and the young doctor operated his office out of the home with the able assistance of his young wife. On January 12, 1904 a second son was born, Donald Harry Cook McKeeman, who also later became a medical doctor and practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Fort Wayne. The family attended the Third Presbyterian Church at the corner of Creighton and DeWald Streets along with many of the other families of the McKeeman clan. Ruth Beatrice was born on April 18, 1907 and the family had been completed. She married Paul Cottrell, a young man from Defiance County, Ohio. Dr. McKeeman was a member of the Scottish Rite, a 32nd degree Mason, and a Republican. He belonged to the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Society, the Fort Wayne Academy of Medicine and he was the vice-president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society. The children attended Minor School and the Fort Wayne High School. The family spent the summers at Clear Lake. In 1921 the family built a new house at 721 Packard Avenue. At that time the doctor moved his office into the Wayne Pharacal Building at the corner of Berry and Ewing. The first child to marry was Lillian Theodosia, "Doad." She married James Boyd Hunter on November 1, 1925 at the Third Presbyterian Church by Rev. H.B. Hostetter. Their first three children were born at Lutheran Hospital: Donald James Hunter, Maurice Edward Hunter and Joseph Richard Hunter. This youngest son died February 21, 1936 of scarlet fever and the other two brothers barely survived. The fourth child, Jane Anne Hunter was born 7 years after the death of Richard Joseph. In 1927 Robert and Susie took a trip to California. They left Doad and Jim in charge of the household. While they were away, much to the dismay of the older sister, Ruth Beatrice eloped and married Paul Cottrell at the parsonage of the Third Presbyterian Church by Dr. James L. Chestnut. Jim, being a practical jokester, locked the couple in the bedroom all night long. The parents must have been surprised at all of the commotion upon returning from their trip. Ruth and Paul had one son, Robert Franklin Cottrell who attended Indiana University Medical School and became an anesthesiologist in Fort Wayne. Paul worked for the A&P Groceries in Toledo, Ohio and returned to Indiana to own a grocery store at Lake George. When the family returned to Fort Wayne he was a business real estate broker. When the sons (Stan and Don) grew up they were sent off to medical school at Indiana University in Indianapolis. On November 20, 1927 Leland Stanford married Mary Grace Keenan at the Cathedral in Fort Wayne with Father Conroy officiating. This physician practiced medicine in Fort Wayne and had three children: Grace Joan, Mary Ellen and Leland Stanford, Jr. . Donald met a student nurse named Eula Ruddell from Sullivan, Indiana. They were married on June 11, 1929 in Sullivan, Indiana by Rev. Courts the pastor of the Christian Church. They came back to Fort Wayne where he practiced medicine. Their first daughter, Marilyn was born. A second daughter, Ann, was born November 20, 1935 and only lived for two days. Their third daughter, Charlotte Sue, was born on October 22, 1938 at Lutheran Hospital. After a complicated delivery she was found to have heart defects. The couple devoted their lives to raising Susie and she preceded them in death. Robert saw two grandchildren die in 1935 and 1936. He conducted the practice of medicine until a few days before his death from influenza on March 4, 1937 at age 63 years and 5 days. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. William N. Vincent of the Third Presbyterian Church with only the family and members of the Fort Wayne Medical Society attending. Burial was at Lindenwood Cemetery with pallbearers: Dr. Herbert N. Senseny, Dr. Lynn W. Elston, Dr. E.M. VanBuskirk, Dr. Philip S. Titus, Dr. Edward H. Schlegel and Dr. M.B. Catlett. FROM THE MINUTES OF THE FORT WAYNE MEDICAL SOCIETY Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman was an honored and respected member of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, a man noted for his honesty, integrity and fair dealings with his patients, his colleagues and people at large, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman typified the ideal family physician who has played such a great role in the development of our American domestic and social life, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman in his devotion to his patients spared no effort or sacrifice on his part, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman always displayed the keenest interest in the progress of medicine, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman was an outstanding member and vice-president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, Be It Resolved, That the Fort Wayne Medical Society record its most profound sorrow at the irreparable loss it has sustained, that it express its deepest sympathy to the bereaved family, that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the society, and that a copy thereof be forwarded to the bereaved widow. Robert's brothers William, David and Alex, and his sister, Nancy, survived him. Susie May survived until May 7, 1962 when she died with a heart attack and was buried alongside her husband at Lindenwood Cemetery.

Jane Hunter Hodgson
Tucson, Arizona

Maria Catherine McKeeman

1853 July 20 Born to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman in New York
1870 Census, Allen County, Madison Township, IN with parents, age 17
1875 Jul 1 Married William T. Wybourn in Allen County, Indiana, age 22
1876 May 10 John A. born, Allen County, IN, age 23
1876 Mar 23 Brother John drowned
1876 May 24 Father died
1878 Nov 4 David Charles born, Allen County, IN, age 25
1880 Census Allen County, Madison Twp, IN
1890 Adopted Mary Peters when her parents died
            Lutheran Church
1893 Mar 12 Joined Monroeville Methodist Church with Mary Peters
1894 Sep 9 Mother died
1896 Son David graduated High School in Monroeville, IN
1900 Census Monroeville, Allen County, IN
1902 Mar 30 Son John married Rose E. Barkley
1902 Son David graduated Fort Wayne Medical School and set up practice
            in Yoder, IN
1903 Aug 4 Son David married Catherine Sheehan
1903 City Directory Monroeville, Allen County, IN
1904 May 27 Baptized as an adult, age 51
1904 City Directory Monroeville, Allen County, IN
1906 City Directory Monroeville, Allen County, IN
1907 City Directory Monroeville, Allen County, IN
1909 Moved to Fort Wayne, age 56
1910 Census, Fort Wayne, 3201 S. Harrison St, age 56
1916 or 1918 Died, buried in Ossian, Indiana

Descendants of Maria Catherine MCKEEMAN

Generation No. 1

*1) was born 20 July 1853 in Albany, Albany County, New York, and died 1918
in Ossian, Indiana.  She married WILLIAM T. WYBOURN 01 July 1875 in Allen
County, Indiana, son of WYBOURN WYBOURN.

        i.  JOHN A.5 WYBOURN, b. 10 May 1876, Allen County, Madison
Township,       Indiana; m. ROSE E. BARKLEY, 30 March 1902.
    ii. DAVID CHARLES WYBOURN, b. 04 November 1878, Monroeville, Madison
Township, Allen County, Indiana; d. 23 March 1935, Fort Wayne, Allen
County, Indiana; m. CATHERINE SHEEHAN, 04 August 1903.
    iii.    MARY PETERS, b. April 1885; Foster child.

  Maria Catherine McKeeman was born on July 20, 1853 in the Albany area.  We
know that Catherine married William Wybourn on July 1, 1875 in Indiana and had
two sons, John A. Wybourn, born in Madison township on May 10, 1876 and David
C. Wybourn, born on the homestead farm on November 4, 1878.  The Wybourns took
Mary Peters into their home to raise when her mother died in 1890.  Catherine,
William and Mary joined the Methodist Church in Monroeville on March 12, 1893.
Catherine transferred from the Lutheran Church.  Mary was baptized in the
church as an adult on March 27, 1904.  In 1909 they moved to Fort Wayne.  She
died in 1916 and is buried in Ossian, Indiana.

1. JOHN A. WYBOURN b. 10 May 1876 m. Rose Barkley 30 Mar 1902
2. DAVID CHARLES WYBOURN, M.D. b. 4 Nov 1878 d. 23 Mar 1935 m. Catherine
                                              Sheehan 4 Aug 1903

MARRIAGE              (age 22)

 1 Jul 1875 Married William T. Wybourn, Allen County, IN Marriage Records
            Robert Gray, VDM



To wit who shall in these Presents, Greeting:

Kow Ye, That any person legally authorized to solemnize Matrimony,
is hereby licensed to join in Marriage William T. Wybourn
and Maria C. McKeeman as Husband and Wife, and so in doing this shall be by
sufficient authority.
   In Testimony Whereof, G.H. Welke, Clerk of
the Superior County Court, do sign and write my name and office the
seal of said Court, this 14 day of June 1875
           F.H. Welke Clerk
State of Indiana, to-wit: Allen County:
  This Certifies That I joined in Marriage as Husband and Wife
Wm T Whyborn and Maria McKeeman on the 1st day of July 1875
              R Gray N H

CHURCH               (age 40)

Records of Monroeville Methodist Church, Monroeville, Indiana

Wybourn, Catherine, married, residence Monroeville, received by certificate 12
March 1893 from Lutheran Church, disposed of by certificate 22 February 1909,
remarks: received elsewhere: Fort Wayne


State of Indiana         File Box 301
Allen County

Jennie Dauer
Jennie A. McKeeman
Administratrix of
the Estate of David
McKeeman, Deceased

Margaret S. McKeeman, Sr.
Jennie McKeeman
now Jennie Dower
Maria C. Whyburn          Allen Circuit
Margaret McKeeman                Court
Nancy Mercer
James McKeeman
William McKeeman
Isabel B. McKeeman
Alexander McKeeman
Eliza E. McKeeman         April 1882 Trus
David C. McKeeman
Robert B. McKeeman

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS        (age 7)


1870 Census Allen County, Madison Township, IN
David MCKEEMAN  49 Farmer Ireland
Margaret        37        Ireland
John            19        NY
Catherine       16        IN   (age 16)
Margaret        14        IN
Jane            11        IN
Nancy            9        IN
James            7        IN
William          6        IN
Isobel           5        IN
W.M.             4        IN
Eliza            1        IN


1880 Census, Allen County, Madison Township, IN
William Wyburn 31 Farmer NY  Eng Eng
Catherine      26        NY  Ire Ire       (age 26)
John A.         4        IN  Eng Ire
David C.        1        IN  Eng Ire

CITY DIRECTORY     (age 37)

1890 Madison Township, Allen County, IN
Whyburn, Maria C.
Whyburn, William F.

V 2  ED 10  SH 2  LN 39

Wybourn, William Head W M Sep 1848 51 M 24 NY Eng Eng Farmer 0 Yes Yes
    Maria C. Wife W F July 1855 46 M 24 3 2 NY Ire Ire Yes Yes Yes
    John Son W M May 1876 34 S IN NY NY Salesman 0 Y Y Y
    Charly Son W M Nov 1878 22 S IN NY NY Medical Student 1 7 Y Y Y
    Martha Sister W F Sep 1837 62 S NY ENG ENG Housekeeper 0 Y Y Y
Peters, Mary Boarder W F Apr 1885 15 S IN IN IN At school 8 Y Y Y


1902 Fort Wayne City Directory           (age 49)
Whyburn, William Madison Monroeville

1903 Fort Wayne City Directory
Whybourn, William Madison Monroeville      (age 50)

1904 Fort Wayne City Directory
Whybourn, William Madison Monroeville       (age 51)

1906 Fort Wayne City Directory
Whybourn, Wm F, f Madison, Monroeville       (age 53)

1907 Fort Wayne City Directory
Whybourne, Wm F Madison, Monroeville        (age 54)

1910 Census Allen County, Fort Wayne, Indiana

3201 S. Harrison St.

Wybourn, William T. Head M W 61 M 34 NY ENG ENG English Laborer
         Catherine M. wife F W 56 M 34 3 2 NY IRE IRE English    (age 56)
Peters,  Mary A. stepdaughter F W 22 IN IN IN English stenographer plumber
Wybourn, Martha M. Sister F W 78 W ? Eng Eng

1920 SOUNDEX INDIANA W165   VOL 110 ED 185
                SH 4    LN 100
W 41 Indiana
Ossian S. Jefferson
Wybourn, Katherine W 41 Indiana
William S 12 Indiana
Robert S 9 Indiana
William T. Father 70 New York
Jane Hunter Hodgson
Tucson, Arizona

Deb Murray