Burton L. Keeney, Co. I, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Keeney Update Volume XVII, Number 4 DECEMBER 2000, Page 3.

Burton L. Keeney, Sheriff. He first located in Pawnee County, October 4, 1876, and engaged in agricultural pursuits until August, 1879, when he came to Larned and clerked; was Deputy Sheriff two years and elected Sheriff of Pawnee County in the fall of 1881. He was born in Wyoming County, Pa., December 10, 1840, and raised in his native county. He enlisted April 23, 1861, in Company I. Sixth Pennsylvania Reserves.1 He participated in all the battles of his command; was wounded at Spottsylvania Court House, May 12, 1864, and taken prisoner, being held three days, and was re-captured by Union soldiers; discharged on account of wound December 29, 1864. After his army life he returned to his native place and lived until he came to Kansas. He was married September 20, 1865, to Miss Clara Thayer, of Laceyville, Wyoming County, Penn. His wife died May 19, 1875; was again married October 5, 1882, to Miss Dora Williams, of the latter place. He is a member of the Blue Lodge Chapter, and Commandery A., F & A. M.; also of B. F., Larned Post No. 8, G. A. R.

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  1. Records show that he reenlisted into the 191st Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers.