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Samuel Kennedy, Sr
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Birth: 1731
Death: Jun. 17, 1779

Soldier of the Revolutionary War.

Dr. Samuel Kennedy, who died on June 17, 1779; he was a Surgeon to the 4th Battalion PA Troops. Dr. Kennedy was appointed January 19th, 1776, as surgeon to Fourth Battalion Pennsylvania troops, commanded by Anthony Wayne, May, 1777, he was appointed senior surgeon in military hospitals, and in November, 1777, he was appointed senior surgeon and physician in general hospitals of middle department. Dr. Kennedy served with the army along the Canadian border, at Ticonderago, at Long Island, Brandywine, Paoli and Germantown. A hospital was erected at Chester Springs upon his property. Dr. Kennedy turned this property over without charge to the government. In his will he directed a wall to be built around the Charlestown Presbyterian Graveyard-- providing funds from his estate. Upon the slab over his grave we find the following:
"In memory of Doctor Samuel
Kennedy, Physician of the General
Hospital, who departed this life
June 17th, 1779, in the 48th year
of his age.

In him the Patriot, Scholar, Chris-
Tian, Friend
Harmonious met 'til Death his life
did end.
The Church Pulpit and the State
his care,
A Physician skilled and a Whig,
Beneath this Tomb now sleeps his
precious dust.
Till the last trumpet reanimates
the just." 
Family links: 
  Sarah Ruston Kennedy (1737 - 1815)*
  John Kennedy (1764 - 1772)*
  Judge John Kennedy (1766 - 1856)*
  Samuel Kennedy (1769 - 1773)*
*Calculated relationship
Charlestown Presbyterian Graveyard
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: H. Jenkins
Record added: May 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26574863
Samuel Kennedy, Sr
Added by: H. Jenkins
Samuel Kennedy, Sr
Added by: H. Jenkins
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Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
- Robert Hogan
 Added: Jun. 28, 2015
Thinking of you on this Memorial Day and of the sacrifice you made for us all. May God bless you.
- Robert Hogan
 Added: May. 23, 2015
Rest in peace
- Robert Hogan
 Added: Nov. 27, 2014
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