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Denis Killeen[1]

Male About 1786 - 1850


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  • Name  Denis Killeen 
    Born  About 1786  Meelick, County Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Listed as age 18 at time of military enlistment (1804)
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Soldier; carpenter; farmer 
    Military  10 Dec 1804  Clonony, King's Co. (Offaly), Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Enlisted with 97th Regiment. For What Period of Service: Unlimited. By Whom Enlisted: Lieut. Kelly. 
    Military  23 Dec 1818  [4
    Regimental Register of Pensioners 
    Age: 32 
    • Pensioned out on 23 Dec 1818. Pension transferred from Kilmainham 26 Aug 1819.
    Emigration  1819  Ireland to Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address  1820  March township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    KILLEEN, Denis, from Ireland, settled in March, Ontario on 23 August 1820 [PAOMS154] 
    Census  1821  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Denis mistranscribed as "Darius." Darius Killeen head of a household of 4: 1 man, 1 woman, 1 male child, 1 female child. 
    Census  1822  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Killeen, D. named as head of a household of 6: 1 man, 1 woman, 1 male child, 3 female children.  
    Address  1846  March township, Carleton Co. Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    Dinis Killian found on the Township of March Collector's Roll, 1 
    Died  1850  March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Made a will 24 May 1850. Died before the 1851 census enumeration.
    Will  24 May 1850  March township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Memorial of a will made 24 May 1850, registered 9 Feb 1854.

    Citation: Carleton County Land Registry, March, no. 7142, memorial of will of Denis Killeen, 1854. 
    Religion  Roman Catholic 
    Physical Description  Records for his regiment describe him as 5 ft. 8 when he enlisted (1804), and as 5 ft. 10 at age 22 (1808). Said to have had a "swarthy complexion," with grey eyes and brown hair.  [10
    Address  Address:
    Lot 11, Con. 3, March township 
    Notes 
    • Found in the Collectors Roll for the Township of March for the Year 1846: Dinis Killian
    • Enlisted in British army in 1804 at age 18. 97th Regiment of Foot. Discharged in 1819. Awarded pension on 26 August 1819 (British Army Pensioners Abroad. Source: WO120 Volume 70, p. 166. Index #6420). As a pensioner, he was among very first settlers of South March. Worked as servant to Captain John Benning Monk until receiving (26 May 1828) a patent from the Crown for the South 1/2 of Lot 11 Con 3 March Township, 100 acres. In 1819, he helped Monk build his temporary residence, a shanty that Monk nicknamed "Mosquito Cove" (Monk later built a stone manor which he named Beechmount, which was destroyed by fire in 1870). Wife Mary Ahearn was also a servant in the Monk household. Listed in May 4, 1821 census of March as "Killeen, Darius, wife, 1 son, 1 daughter."
    Person ID  I135  Moran
    Last Modified  4 Nov 2013 

    Family  Mary Ahearn,   b. About 1799, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Married  About 1818  Ireland or Canada? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Ellen Killeen,   b. About 1818, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1882
     2. Patrick Killeen,   b. About 1820, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1890
     3. Hanora Killeen,   b. 10 May 1821, March township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1911, Clarendon, Pontiac Co., Québec Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Killeen,   b. circa 1826, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Bridget Killeen,   b. About 1827, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1910
     6. John Killeen,   b. circa 1828, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 February 1906, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Denis Benjamin Killeen,   b. Dec 1829, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914
     8. William Killeen,   b. circa 1832, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. James Killeen,   b. Dec 1833, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Margaret Jane Killeen,   b. 28 Sep 1835, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 December 1913
     11. Thomas Benjamin Killeen,   b. 15 January 1837, March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1916, Westboro, Nepean, Carleton County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2011 
    Family ID  F34  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] Early Ottawa Valley Records, Ed. Norman K. Crowder, (Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society).

    2. [S338] British Army Pensioners -- Kilmainham, Ireland 1783-1822.
      WO119 Kilmainham

    3. [S350] Canada, British Regimental Registers of Service, 1756-1900.
      The National Archives; Kew, Surrey, England; Class Number: WO 25; Class Title: 97 Foot; Piece Number: 542A; Piece Title: 97 Foot.

    4. [S349] UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Registers of Soldiers Who Served in Canada, 1743-1882.
      Under Trade or Occupation: Carpenter. With physical description: 5/10 Fair [hair] grey [eyes] swarthy [complexion]
      The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Registers & Service Records, 1760-1882; Class: WO 120; Piece: 35.

    5. [S348] Irish Emigrants in North America [1670-1830], Part Six, Dobson, David, ( Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003), 67.

    6. [S178] Townships of March and Huntley 1821, Ed. Mildred R. Livingston.

    7. [S181] Township of March 1822, Ed. Mildred R. Livingston.

    8. [S130] 1846 Collectors Roll for March Township, transcribed by DeAlton R. Owens, (Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society).

    9. [S351] Carleton County Land Registry.

    10. [S160] War Office 120, Pensioner registers, (British government), MG13, WO120, volume 35, page 252, microfilm reel B..

    11. [S77] 1851 Census of Canada, (National Archives of Canada), March Township: pp. 7-8.