KEAN, John, (great-grandfather of Hamilton Fish Kean, and John Kean [1852-1914],
and great-great-grandfather of Robert Winthrop Kean),
a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., in 1756;
engaged in mercantile pursuits; taken prisoner at the capture of Charleston in
1780 by General Clinton and was confined aboard a prison ship for several
months; appointed by General Washington a member of the commission to audit
accounts of the Revolutionary Army; Member of the Continental Congress
1785-1787; appointed by President Washington cashier of the Bank of the United
States in Philadelphia and served from its organization until his death in
Philadelphia, Pa., on May 4, 1795; interment in St. Johns Churchyard.
BibliographyWilliams, C. S. John Kean of the Continental Congress,
from South Carolina. New York: C. S. Williams, 1911.