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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: N2000- 22
Creator: McKeown family
Title, Dates: McKeown and Mayo Family letters, 1853-1863.
Amount: 0.25 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
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Biographical/Historical:     The McKeown and Mayo families were wealthy plantation owners who moved to Hernanado County from the Piedmont section of South Carolina in the early 1850s.  The McKeowns operated a cotton press, blacksmith shop, and a sugar cane mill.
    Anna McKeown married Anderson Mayo and lived on a plantation named Mayo Hill.  Anderson Mayo was a dentist, lawyer and politician in Hernando County.
Summary:     This collection contain letters by various members of the McKeown and Mayo families of Hernando County from the mid-1850s to the mid-1860s.  The letters are routine in nature, discussing the health of family members, weather conditions, farming, and financial matters.  The last four letters give some detail of McKeown brothers' service in the Civil War.
    Most of the letters have a typed transcription attached.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
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Location of Originals/Duplicates: The originals are in the possession of the donor, Harry McKeown.
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Subject Access Fields: Mayo family
McKeown family
Letters. aat
Hernando County (Fla.)
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
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