James M. Keen was the pioneer ancestor of most of the Keen/Keenes that lived in FL and south GA. He was born in Tattnall Co, GA, and was probably a son of David Keen of Tattnall Co., GA. and his first wife. James M. Keen was a private in the FL. Militia for three enlistments during the FL Seminole Indian Wars. James and Apsilla had 15 children, all being born before the Civil War. James died Sept. 29, 1895, at Polk Co., FL, and was buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Apsilla, his wife, died four years after her 15th child was born in 1856 in Columbia Co., FL. and was buried near Lake City, FL. James M. Keen was the grandfather of James Wesley Keen, born 1859. Photo was donated by Katherine Walker Worth.