McKEAN, William...born in Ireland about 1707, married Letitia Finney, daughter of Robert and Dorothea Finney, of "Thunder Hill," by whom he had four children,-Robert, Thomas, Dorothea, and William.  He remained in new London until 1741, when, like his brother, he entered into the business of tavern-keeping at what is now Chatham.  The old brick house in New London, which was known as the birthplace of Governor Thomas McKean, was taken down about thirty-five years ago by William E. Haines, who used the brick in erecting a new house a few rods northward, now the residence of JosephPeirce, in Franklin township.  Haines subsequently built a new brick house for his son on the original site.

William McKean removed in 1745 to Londonderry, succeeding James Logan as tavern-keeper, and married the widow, Anne Logan, who died in 1751.  His residence in the township may have given rise to the statement that his son was born in Londonderry.  A tavern property at Chatham was in the possession of Thomas McKean at the breaking out of the Revolution, but it had been rented for several years.  What became of the father and other children has not been noticed.