|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1841|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 1902|
Simpson was born, I believe, in 1846 or 1847 instead of 1841 as inscribed on his tombstone. The marker was purchased many years after his death and seems to bear an incorrect birth date. His ages in the 1850-1880 census records were 4, 13, 24, and 33, and then the 1900 census says he was born in July 1842 and was age 57.
Simpson A. Kennedy was born in Giles County, Tennessee to Simpson Kennedy and Polly Ann Worley. He had older siblings: (1) Franklin, (2) Harvey, (3) Sarah "Sallie" (married John Gilliard Gibson), (4) Gabriel, (5) William A., (6) Eliza Louisa (married Zachary Taylor Wood), (7) Robert Pinkney (married Delina Eunice Luker) and a younger sister, (8) Mary Evaline "Tea" (married John E. Boynton). The family migrated from Giles to Union County, Illinois and were listed in the 1850 census there. I do not have death dates or burial information on Simpson and Polly (the parents) but they apparently died in the early 1850s possibly in Union Co ILL.
After the deaths of their parents, the younger children were taken in by relatives in McLennan Co TX, Maury Co TN and Giles Co TN where they show up in the 1860 census records. Simpson A. was listed living with his aunt, Telitha/Tabitha Worley McCoy in 1860 Giles Co TN census.
Simpson was married in 1869 in Obion Co TN and is listed with his new wife, Annie Leatherwood, in the 1870 census of Obion Co. By 1880 Simpson and Annie moved their family to Lauderdale Co AL where they lived until their deaths.
Simpson A. was the grandson of William and Prudence Kennedy of Sumner Co TN and Gabriel and Sarah Worley of Giles Co TN.
After Annie's death, Simpson married Permelia Angeline Bradley who had previously been married to Richard Louis H. Powers.
Simpson died in 1902 from smallpox.
Not all his children are linked below, so here's a more complete list of children :
With first wife, Annie Leatherwood:
Amanda Myrtle Kennedy Patton (Belew Cemetery, Lauderdale Co, AL)
With second wife, Angeline Bradley:
Johnny Lee Kennedy
(burial unknown to me)
Angeline Permelia Bradley Powers Kennedy (1844 - 1900)
Georgia Anna Mae Pearl Leatherwood Kennedy (1850 - 1888)*
Cora Bell Caulk (1870 - 1928)*
Tom Lily Kennedy (1871 - 1915)*
John S. Kennedy (1875 - 1885)*
Willis Pinkney Kennedy (1879 - 1928)*
Liza Ann Kennedy Greer (1883 - 1940)*
William Robert Kennedy (1885 - 1942)*
Created by: Jeanene Daniels
Record added: Jul 17, 2010
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