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From: "Stan Cornelius" <>
Subject: KENNEDY, Gilbert b Ireland 1766 d Huntingdon co PA, 1851
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 18:28:59 -0500


Hi

Seeking info on the following family:
Descendants of John Kennedy

Generation No. 1

1. John1 Kennedy was born in Ireland1.2

Notes for John Kennedy:

Rev War Soldier

Known children of John Kennedy are:

+ 2 i. Gilbert2 Kennedy, born 1766 in Belfast, County Down, Ireland; died
February 15, 1851 in Shade Gap, Huntington Co., PA.

3 ii. Mary Kennedy. She married Thomas Wilson.

Generation No. 2

2. Gilbert2 Kennedy (John1) was born 1766 in Belfast, County Down, Ireland3,
and died February 15, 1851 in Shade Gap, Huntington Co., PA4. He married
Jane Appleby in PA, daughter of John Appleby.

Notes for Gilbert Kennedy:

[Brderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #2928, Date of Import: Aug 11, 1996]

(Published 1891 by the Lewis Publishing Company

Gilbert Kennedy was born is Belfast, County Down, Ireland, son of John
Kennedy. John was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and fought bravely all
through that struggle for his adopted country. Gilbert was only two years of
age when his parents came to America and settled in Franklin County,
Pennsylvania. Gilbert Kennedy maried Jane Appleby, who was born on the ocean
of Scotch-Irish parents. They reared 6 sons and 3 daughters, Alexander being
the youngest son. The father died at Shade Gap, Huntington Co., Penn., at
age 85 and the mother died in Pike Co., Ill. when past 80. Mr. Kennedy
followed the vocation of a farmer all his life. He was in politics a Whig
and in religion a Presbyterian.

Church records of Little Aughwick Presbyterian Church show Gilbert and Jane
as members. See Appleby file folder.

from "Past and Present of Pike County, Illinios"; written by Capt. M.D.
Massie; publised 1906.

Gilbert and Jane (Appelby) Kennedy, the former a native of Ireland and the
latter of Pennsylvania. When only seven years of age Gilbert Kennedy was
brought to the United States by his parents, who located in Pennsylvania,
where he was reared. Following his marriage he lived in Huntingdon county,
Pennsylvania, until his death, which occured when he was more than
ninety-five years of age, and his wife traveled to a similar extent upon the
journey of life. They were faithful members of the Presbyterian church.

1790 Huntingdon County census.

Gilbert Kennedy page 122 Huntingdon County

Free white males 16 and up 3

Free white males under 16 2

Free white females 3

More About Gilbert Kennedy:

Fact 6: Farmer

Fact 9: Presbyterian

Fact 10: Whig

More About Jane Appleby:

Fact 1: She and Gilbert were faithful members of Presbyterian Church

Fact 2: e Cemetery, Pike co IL

Children of Gilbert Kennedy and Jane Appleby are:

+ 4 i. John3 Kennedy, born October 15, 1802 in Huntingdon co., PA; died
October 03, 1883 in Pike co IL.

+ 5 ii. Alexander Kennedy, born February 15, 1819 in Huntingdon Co., PA;
died Aft. 1891 in Pottawattomie co., IA.

6 iii. Gilbert Kennedy.

7 iv. James Kennedy.

8 v. Unknown son Kennedy.

9 vi. Unknown son 2 Kennedy.

10 vii. Unknown daughter Kennedy.

11 viii. Unknown daughter 2 Kennedy.

12 ix. Unknown daughter 3 Kennedy.

Generation No. 3

4. John3 Kennedy (Gilbert2, John1) was born October 15, 1802 in Huntingdon
co., PA, and died October 03, 1883 in Pike co IL. He married Sarah Jane
Morrow February 08, 1848 in Maysville, IL, daughter of Michael Morrow and
Elizabeth Stark.

Notes for John Kennedy:

He was born in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, October 15, 1802, his
parents being Gilbert and Jane (Appelby) Kennedy, the former a native of
Ireland and the latter of Pennsylvania. When only seven years of age Gilbert
Kennedy was brought to the United States by his parents, who located in
Pennsylvania, where he was reared. Following his marriage he lived in
Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, until his death, which occured when he was
more than ninety-five years of age, and his wife traveled to a similar
extent upon the journey of life. They were faithful members of the
Presbyterian church.

John Kennedy was the eldest son in his father's family and was reared to
farm life. He also followed teaming in early manhood and operated a stage
line in Illinois for some years after his arrival here in 1836. He was well
known in different parts of the state in this connection his most important
route, however, being between Quincy and Naples. Later he concentrated his
energies upon the improvement of a farm in Griggsville township, purchasing
a tract of land on which the work of cultivation had scarcely begun when it
came into his possession. His farm comprised three hundred and twenty acres
and he devoted his time and energies to its improvement until his death,
which occurred October 3, 1883. Mr. Kennedy was married in early manhood to
Miss Sarah J. Morrow, whose birth occured in Franklin county, Pennsylvania,
February 16, 1822, her parents being Michael and Elizabeth (Stark) Morrow,
who were natives of New Jersey and were of Irish lineage. They removed to
Franklin county, Ohio, when young people and were married there, after which
they located on a farm. Mrs. Morrow died in 1850, at the age of sixty three
years, in the faith of the Presbyterian church of which she was a devoted
memeber. Following her death Mr. Morrow came to Illinois, spending his last
days in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kennedy, and passed away in 1852, at
the age of sixty-four years. He voted with democracy and was a member of the
Presbyterian church. His daughter, Mrs. Kennedy, was carefully reared and in
her early life acquired a good education which qualified her for teaching,
which profession she followed for several years in Pennsylvania, and also
subsequent to her removal to Pike County, which occurred when she was
twenty-three years of age. Both Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy were members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church; and he voted with the republican party. they
became the parents of nine children, one of whom died in infancy. The others
are: Calvin A., who married Miss Ida Ingalsbe and resides in Missouri, where
he follows farming; James M., who wedded Mary Wheeler and lives in New Salem
township; Nancy, living at home; Hardin J., who wedded Mary Belle Syphers
and lives in Moscow, Idaho; Albert, who married Ella Schaffner and resides
in Maysville, Pike County; Oliver, who wedded Maggie Elliot and makes his
home in Brown count, Illinois; Stanton, who married Orpha Dunham and his
living in Griggsville; and Delbert S., of this review.

Source "Past and Present of Pike County, Illinios" Capt. M.D. Massie, pub in
1906 found in library in Pike county

1880 Census of Pike co IL..Griggsville Township

#85T

Kennedy, John, 77 farmer. b. PA; father born Ire; mother born "at sea"

Sarah J., 57, wife, b. PA; father born PA; mother born PA

Nannie, 27, dau, school teacher, b. IL father b.PA; mother born PA

Albert, 23, son, works on farm, b. IL; father b.PA; mother born PA

Oliver, 21, son, works on farm, b. IL; father b. PA; mother born PA

Stanton, 18 son, works on farm, b. IL father b. PA; mother born PA

Idelbert, 14, son, b. IL father b. PA; mother born PA

Morrow, Nancy, 44, sis-in-law, single, b. PA father b. PA; mother born MD

Faulkner, Sarah, 61, widow, seamstress, b PA; father b. PA; mother born MD

** Note - all of the above listed in same household under John. Note that
sister in law Nancy Morrow's mother show born MD (as is Sarah Faulkner's)
while Sarah J.'s mother shown as PA. We all know these records contain
numerous errors, but I found this interesting.

More About John Kennedy:

Fact 1: operated stage line in IL and was farmer of 320 acres

Notes for Sarah Jane Morrow:

Came to Pike co from PA at age 23. Was a teacher in PA and continued to be
one in IL.

More About Sarah Jane Morrow:

Fact 1: teacher in PA and IL

Children of John Kennedy and Sarah Morrow are:

13 i. Calvin A.4 Kennedy. He married Ida Ingalsbe.

14 ii. James M. Kennedy. He married Mary Wheeler.

15 iii. Nancy Kennedy.

16 iv. Albert Kennedy. He married Ella Schaffner.

17 v. Oliver Kennedy. He married Maggie Elliot.

18 vi. John Hardin Kennedy, born January 13, 1855 in Marysville, IL; died
January 1934 in Pomeroy, WA. He married (1) Sarah Riley 1880. He married (2)
Maybelle Sifers April 17, 1882 in Pike co IL.

Notes for John Hardin Kennedy:

1880 Pike co IL census Griggsville Township

#84T

Kennedy, Hardin, 25, farmer, b. IL; father b. PA; mother b. PA

Sarah, 18, wife b. MO; father b. SC; mother b. SC

Married in census year.

More About Sarah Riley:

Fact 1: died giving birth as did child

19 vii. Infant son Kennedy, born January 26, 1860 in Pike co IL; died April
19, 1860 in Pike co IL.

20 viii. Stanton Kennedy, born 1862 in Pike co IL; died 1943 in Pike co IL.
He married Orpha J. Dunham.

21 ix. Delbert S. Kennedy, born August 02, 1865 in Pike co IL; died 1941 in
Pike co IL.

Notes for Delbert S. Kennedy:

from "Past and Present of Pike County, Illinios"; written by Capt. M.D.
Massie; publised 1906.

Delbert S. Kennedy, a native son of Pike County, was born on the 2d of
August, 1865, and is a son of John Kennedy, for many years a representative
and well known citizen of this part of the state where he took up his abode
in pioneer times. In the public schools of Pike county Delbert S. Kennedy
acquired his education and upon the home farm has always remained. He now
owns one hundred and sixty acres of land in Kansas in addition to a valuable
tract of land of three hundred and ten acres in Griggsvilee township, to
which he gives his personal supervision and attention. He carries on general
farming and stock-raising and he also buys, feeds and ships stock. He is
living upon the home place with his mother and sister Nancy and he manages
the home property, which returns a good income, large crops being annually
harvested, in return for the care and labor bestowed upon the fields. Mr.
Kennedy is a republican in politics and he is a member of the Orient
Anti-Horse Theft Association. In his business affairs he has been very
successful, being watchful of every opportunity pointing to prosperity and
his earnest and well directed labors have made him one of the foremost
farmers of this part of the state.

5. Alexander3 Kennedy (Gilbert2, John1) was born February 15, 1819 in
Huntingdon Co., PA5, and died Aft. 1891 in Pottawattomie co., IA. He married
Jane Gillis November 03, 1852 in PA6.

Notes for Alexander Kennedy:

b[Brderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #2928, Date of Import: Aug 11, 1996]

Alexander Kennedy, an enterprising and well-known citizen of Center
Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, has resided on a farm in Section One
since 1880. He was born in Huntington County, Penn. Feb 15, 1819.

He grew to manhood on a farm in Penn., receiving a somewhat likited
education. Arriving at the age of manhood, he was married, Nov. 3, 1852 to
Jane Gillis.

Alexander Kennedy resided in Penn until 1856 when the family moved to Pike
Co., Ill. In 1874 they took up their abode in Ghariton Co., Missouri, where
they remained until 1880. In 1880 he came to Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, and
settled on his present farm. Mr & Mrs Kennedy have 8 childres: John Calvin
at the homestead, Mary Rebecca, wife of J.L. Phillips, Center Township, has
7 children,Sarah Emma, wife of Thomas B Phillips of Wright Township, also
has 7 children; Margaret Jane at home (later Margaret Baker); James
Chalmers, married to Mary M. Smith has 2 children and resides in Layton
Township, in this county; Newton Daniel, married to Laura Albright, has one
child and lives in Wright Township; Virginia Adeline, wife of Daniel P>
McLain; Luella P. wife of S.J. Smith has 2 children and lives in Lincoln
Township, Pottawattamie County.

Our subject, Alexander Kennedy, was rocked in an abolitionist cradle and is
now a Republican. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as also
is his wife. They have reared their children in such a manner that they are
fitted to occupy worthy and respected positions in society. Although Mr.
kennedy is over 70 years of age, he is well preserved. He has traveled
extensively, is well informed on general topics, and is one of those frand
and cordial gentlemen wth whom it is a pleasure to meet. By all who know
him, he is an honored and esteemed citizen.

(Published 1891 by the Lewis Publishing Company)

More About Alexander Kennedy:

Fact 6: Farmer

Fact 9: Methodist Episcopal

Fact 10: Republican

Children of Alexander Kennedy and Jane Gillis are:

22 i. John Calvin4 Kennedy, born May 08, 18547; died WFT Est. 1855-19448.

23 ii. Mary Rebecca Kennedy, born October 22, 18559; died WFT Est.
1894-195010. She married John Phillips WFT Est. 1883-191611.

24 iii. Sarah Emma Kennedy, born May 21, 185712; died WFT Est. 1885-195113.
She married Thomas Phillips WFT Est. 1885-191914.

25 iv. Margaret Jane Kennedy, born February 18, 185915; died WFT Est.
1906-195416. She married Charlie Baker Aft. 1902 in California17.

26 v. James Chalmers Kennedy, born May 25, 186118; died WFT Est.
1892-195119. He married Mary Smith WFT Est. 1892-192620.

27 vi. Newton Daniel Kennedy, born January 23, 186321; died WFT Est.
1894-195322. He married Lou Kennedy WFT Est. 1894-192823.

28 vii. Virginia Adeline Kennedy, born March 11, 186524; died WFT Est.
1893-195925. She married Daniel Mclean WFT Est. 1893-192726.

29 viii. Louella Pricilla Kennedy, born December 19, 1868 in Stark Co.,
IL27; died December 12, 1954 in Greeley, CO28. She married Sylvetus Jackson
Smith October 05, 1887 in Oakland, IA29.

Notes for Sylvetus Jackson Smith:

[Brderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #2928, Date of Import: Aug 11, 1996]

Obituary of S.J. Smith

Sylvitus Jackson Smith, son of Rev. and Mrs Samuel Smith, was born is Cass
county, Iowa, Sept. 15, 1864. He was married to Luella J. Kennedy Oct. 5,
1877, at Oakland, Ia.

A farmer by occupation, he lived with his family in Iowa until 1900, at
which time they moved to Nebraska. Later, in 1910, they homesteaded in Kit
Carson county. Residents of this county until 1936, they moved to Greeley
where his wife preceeded him in death on Dec. 12, 1954.

Parents of 13 children, three of whom also passed away before their father's
death, the couple opened their home to a grandson, Dale Clark. He made his
home with them from infancy until he was 17 years old.

A good neighbor to all, he maintained an active interest in community
affairs. He had received a 50 year pin in the Masonic Lodge, belonging to
the York rite, and was a member of the Christian church. Enjoying music, his
voice was often ;ifted in song, especially the old hyms of the church.

Mr. Smith returned to Burlington in February of this year, and passed away
Oct. 25, 1955 at the Kit Carson County Memorial hospital at the age of 91
years.

Left to mourn his passing are six daughters: Carrie Root, Turlock, CA; Grace
Hill, Parma, Idaho; Elsie Hitchcock, Goodland, Kansas; Nettie Clark,
Boulder, Colorado; Ruby Idler, Kirk, Colorado; and Evelyn Whitmore,
Burlington, Colorado; four sons, Ray Smith, Eugene, Oregon; Roy Smith,
Oakland, California; Lester Smith, Whittier, California; and Theodore Smith,
Colorado Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kennedy, Omaha, Neb., and Mrs.
Grace Hitchcock, Casey, Iowa; 34 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and
one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at the Hendricks mortuary in Burlington, Friday,
Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Paul E. Holland, pastor of the
Methodist church officiation. Burial was at the Greeley cemetery with the
Greeley Masons in charge of graveside services.

Thanks

Stan


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