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John Davis Kennedy, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1801
Greene County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1864
Martinsville
Morgan County
Indiana, USA

John is my 3rd paternal Gr-Grandfather through his son Lieut Stephen Alexander Kennedy (1826-1911).

The third of eight children born to John and Patience (Davis) Kennedy of Greenville, Greene Co TN, John married Mary King Alexander on 22 Jul 1824 in Greenville, Greene Co TN.

Tennessee Marriage Records 1784-1824 Green Co:
"KENNEDY, John & ALEXANDER, Polly, 21 Jul 1824"
(license/bond date; they married the next day)

Children with Mary:
1) Lucy P Kennedy (1825-1857), m: Moses Kennedy.
2) Lieut Stephen A Kennedy (1826-1911), m: Susannah Taggart.
3) William Davis Kennedy (1830-1918), m: Susan Malviney Webb.
4) Rebecca J Kennedy (b: 1831), m: Joseph Mead Jr.
5) Franklin Kennedy (d. 1864), a Confederate prisoner.
6) John Davis Kennedy Jr (1833-1910), m1: Martha McQuinn, m2: Margaret Abigail Campbell.
7) Margaret Kennedy (1836-1854)
8) Daniel Kennedy, (b: 1840), died young.
9) Mary Patience Kennedy (b: 1841), m: John S Richardson.
10) Thomas Allen Kennedy (1843-1908), m1: Samantha E Davis, m2: widow Harriet (Holmes) Barngrover.
11) James P Kennedy (1846-1906), m: Nancy Adeline "Addie" Mitchell.

In 1831 the family moved from Greene Co TN to Johnson Co IN. By 1838 they are living in Brown Co IN. John owned a 240 acre farm and later served as a Brown County Assessor.

1840 Census Jackson Twp Brown Co IN
1850 Census Hamblin Twp Brown Co IN
1860 Census Hamblin Twp Brown Co IN

Many thanks to Michael Hofman for the tombstone photos and thanks as well, to Kay for much information on this family.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Kennedy (1775 - 1845)
  Patience Davis Kennedy (1772 - 1842)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary King Alexander Kennedy (1804 - 1887)
 
 Children:
  Franklin Kennedy (____ - 1864)*
  Lucy Patience Kennedy Kennedy (1825 - 1857)*
  Stephen A Kennedy (1826 - 1911)*
  William Davis Kennedy (1830 - 1918)*
  John Davis Kennedy (1833 - 1910)*
  Thomas Allen Kennedy (1843 - 1908)*
  James P Kennedy (1846 - 1906)*
 
 Siblings:
  Daniel Kennedy (1795 - 1861)*
  William Kennedy (1799 - 1883)*
  John Davis Kennedy (1801 - 1864)
  James Kennedy (1806 - 1864)*
  Allen Kennedy (1809 - 1833)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Weeping Willow Cemetery
Beanblossom
Brown County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Apr 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50540079
John Davis Kennedy, Sr
Added by: Michael Hofmann
 
John Davis Kennedy, Sr
Added by: Michael Hofmann
 
John Davis Kennedy, Sr
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Added by: J&D Peterson
 
 
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- Bonnie's Daughter
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