This is the history of Donald Keene's family down through the ages. It is a varied and fascinating history. This Keene lineage can trace its ancestry through at least two lines that came to this continent on the Mayflower. Some were very involved in the Revolution, and the Civil War, as well as served honorably in World War II, and Don served during the VietNam conflict. I have spent several years researching this line, and it is the stories and origins that make it so interesting. As in all family histories, it is not just the names and dates that make up who we are, but where we have been and where we came from.