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Birth: Dec. 14, 1842, Scotland
Death: Mar. 31, 1924
Fairfield
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

James Kennedy was born in 1842 in Carnbroe, in the parish of Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland to James Kennedy and Mary Brittan. He was baptised on Jan 2, 1842 at St. Margaret's, Airdrie, Scotland. He married Eauphiamia Storrie on December 31, 1862 in Calderhead, Lanark, Scotland. James was trained as a mining engineer at the Edinburgh School of Engineering in Scotland, along with a close friend, Mr. Baxter. James arrived in Castle Garden (now Castle Clinton) in New York City on May 3, 1869 aboard the ship Columbia from Glasgow, Scotland. After arriving in the US, James worked at mining operations in various states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, and Alabama. This family had five sons, five daughters, and one adopted son:
--James C. Kennedy born April 30, 1864, Calderhead, Lanark, Scotland, married Catherine "Katy" Meyers January 25, 1899 in St. Charles, Saginaw, Michigan.
--Elisabeth Kennedy born January 12, 1866, Calderhead, Lanark, Scotland, died before 1870.
--Catherine Kennedy born November 13, 1867, Calderhead, Lanark, Scotland
--John Storrie Kennedy born June 23, 1871 in Pennsylvania
--Mary Briton Kennedy born August 1872 in Pennsylvania, married James Scott Williamson on January 22, 1892 in Jefferson County, Alabama.
--Peter Kennedy born October 15, 1874 in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, married Josephine King August 16, 1896 in Monroe, Iowa, then married Bertha Jane Chapman July 24, 1906 in Hocking, Iowa.
--Margrit Kennedy born February 22, 1878 in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, died before 1880
--Eauphiama "Fame" Kennedy born May 12, 1879 in Ohio, married William R. Thornton on Oct 21, 1895 in Jefferson County, Alabama.
--George Kennedy was born November 17, 1881 and died in Jefferson County, Alabama at the age of 11 in a diving accident.
--Willie Kennedy was born April 1884 in Alabama, and died in 1913 in Oklahoma.
--Robert Baxter Kennedy (adopted) was born January 12, 1889 in Bon Air, Tennessee and died in Jefferson County, Alabama on April 8, 1972. His middle name may have been Burns.

James Kennedy's friend, Mr. Baxter, who had come with him from Scotland, lost his wife to the plague about 1889 in Jefferson County, Alabama, when his son was about 2-3 months old. Grief stricken, he could not bear the US anymore, and returned to Scotland. He left his son Robert (Bob) Baxter in the care of James and Eauphiamia Storrie Kennedy, who raised him as their own, and Robert took their last name of Kennedy. (more information on this Baxter family would be greatly appreciated.)

After Eauphiamia's death, James married again, on April 29, 1897, in Jefferson County, Alabama, to Mrs. Sarah Thomas, who was born in England.

--Bio researched by Vicki Lais 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Eauphiamia Storrie Kennedy (1845 - 1892)
 
 Children:
  James C Kennedy (1864 - 1936)*
  Catherine Kennedy Love (1867 - 1941)*
  John Storrie Kennedy (1871 - 1911)*
  Mary Briton Kennedy Williamson (1872 - 1928)*
  Peter Kennedy (1875 - 1919)*
  Eauphiama Kennedy Thornton (1879 - 1946)*
  George Kennedy (1881 - 1893)*
  Will Kennedy (1884 - 1913)*
  Robert Burns Baxter Kennedy (1889 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Blue Creek Cemetery
North Johns
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Vicki Lais
Record added: Mar 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86776544
James Kennedy
Added by: Vicki Lais
 
James Kennedy
Added by: Vicki Lais
 
 
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- GenAngel
 Added: Jun. 2, 2014

- Steve
 Added: Mar. 20, 2014
RIP, James -
- Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
 Added: Sep. 26, 2012
 
 
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