Keener, John Christian, 1819-1906
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 14
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopied facsimiles of correspondence to and about Inman Williams Cooper. A letter dated 1898 from John Christian Keener mentions Cooper being elected president of Centenary College of Louisiana, repairs to college buildings for damages caused by stabling students’ horses in dormitory rooms and baseballs breaking windows, reestablishment of the college’s preparatory school, and the construction of professors’ homes. A letter dated 1931 from William Hamilton Nelson to...
Dates: 1898 - 1931
Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 50
Scope and Contents The Kenner family papers consist of approximately 100 letters, dating from 1825 to 1861, addressed to John Christian Keener or to his wife, Mary Anna Spencer Keener, by members of Mrs. Keener's family. Mrs. Keener's parents, Anna Baker and Richard Spencer, had moved from Maryland, settled first in Georgia, and later Alabama. At the time of the early letters, the Spencers were farming a plantation in Dallas County, Alabama, called Davenport Place. They raised cotton, corn, peaches, and melons,...
Dates: 1825 - 1861