Roland Keenan was born in County Antrim, Ireland about 1794. In 1850, he enslaved ten human beings in Barnwell County: eight men ranging in age from 15-36 and two girls aged sixteen and thirteen. He owned Real Estate to the value of $2,500. His wife Ann was also born in Ireland about 1810 but his son Warren was born in South Carolina in 1836. In 1860, Keenan's Real Estate was valued at $5000 and his Personal Estate at $10,000. He enslaved ten human beings in 1860.
Keenan died in 1872 and is buried in Columbia, Richland.
1850 U.S. Federal Census, Barnwell, South Carolina
1850 Slave Schedule, Barnwell, South Carolina
1860 U.S. Federal Census, Columbia, Richland
1860 Slave Schedule, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina
Martine Brennan (Curator)
Enslavement to citizenship: African Americans in Irish Slaveholder records by Martine Brennan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.