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Daniel Kennedy
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Birth: 1720, USA
Death: 1757
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA

Due to new research, the parents of Daniel Kennedy cannot be determined, as yet, with any certainty.

His will of 1751, indicates he owned a fair amount of land he referred to as a "Plantation." Within the will, he names his wife Mary and states five children by name, with reference to additional daughters not named. [Most likely these daughters are the same as mentioned in the will of Daniel's son Thomas, written 16 Sep 1798, whereby he refers to "my two half sisters".]

It is believed Daniel married Mary Allen as the Allen family is intertwined within this Kennedy line. To date, there is no proof of a prior marriage for Daniel.

Children with Mary:
1) William Kennedy
2) Thomas Kennedy
3) John Kennedy
4) Mary Kennedy, m: Mr Shannon.
5) Col Daniel Kennedy (1751-1802), m: Margaret Hughes.
.... unnamed female children

Daniel's Will was written 4 Apr 1751. It was probated in the Frederick County Court in Virginia on 8 Mar 1758 during the March Court Session. Follows is my transcription:
Pg 1
"In the name of God Amen
the Fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one
Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty one I Daniel Kennedy
near Back Creek in Frederick County in the Colony of
Virginia Farmer being very sick and weak in Bed
But of Perfect mind and Memory thanks be given to
God therefore Calling unto mind the Mortality of the
Body and knowing that it is appointed for all at
once to Die do make and ordain this my Last Will
and Testament that is to say Principally and for
all I give and recommend my soul into the Hands of
Almighty God that gave it and my Body to be buried in a
Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors
nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection
I shall receive the same again by the Almighty grace
of God and as Touching such worldy Estate
with it Has Pleased God to Bless me in this and
I give Devise and Dispose of the same in the
following manner and form - -

Pg 2
First & foremost I order that all my Funeral Expenses
be Paid and Debts I give and Bequest unto Mary my
Dearly Beloved wife the third of the Land during her
Lifetime and then to go to my son youngest who if Liveing
I Intended and ___ his name be called Daniel
Item I give unto William Kennedy my son the sum
of five shillings Item I give unto Mary Kennedy my
Daughter the sum of five shillings Item I give my
son Thomas Kennedy the third of the Land and should
my youngest son Die Thomas Kennedy is to Half of
the Plantation if he stays out his time with his mother
while he be of age Item I give to my son John the
third of the Land to be his Proper Right Whatsomever
Horses Cowes Sheep or Else not in memory is to be sold
and mares to pay my Debts that is to say to put up
at sale at the Proper time of year such as will Come
in Value to the same and the remainder Equally to be
Divided to my Daughters I Likewise consitute
and appoint my Dearly and Beloved wife Mary and
Samuel C_nal whom I Likewise Constitute
make and ordain my sole Executors of this my Last will
and Testament ......"
[the rest of the will is cut off]

Special thanks and appreciation to Shawn, Anji and Jayne for providing historical texts. Also to B Britain for his welcomed insight.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Kennedy*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Kennedy (____ - 1798)*
  Daniel Kennedy (1751 - 1802)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Apr 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50542340
 


- Bonnie's Daughter
 Added: May. 17, 2015

- Bonnie's Daughter
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- Bonnie's Daughter
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