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Polly (#47271467)
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Zeni
Andrew Kennedy Memorial# 62581198
I sent an email with the text for the BIO of this memorial, but have not seen it updated.... so I sent the text in my last message. Hope you will be able to include the text... since 'Cassilis' the 'beautiful house' that Andrew Kennedy built is listed at Jefferson County Historic Society... and any information pertaining to it's inhabitants is precious.

Thanks,
Inez Janess
Zeni(#47821127)

zoe_beth@yahoo.com

Added by Zeni on Nov 01, 2014 8:28 PM

Zeni
Andrew Kennedy Memorial# 62581198
Andrew Kennedy died at Cassillis, Jefferson County, Virginia, the beautiful home that he built about 1825, on February 17, 1858. He was a lawyer. The esteem
in which he was held was shown at the time of his funeral, the line of carriages being more than a mile long.

The Virginia Free Press published the following obituary :

DIED, on Saturday evening, the 27th of February, 1858, ANDREW KENNEDY, Esq., aged about 61 years.

Rarely, if ever, has Death in his onward and resistless march, stricken down one more worthy the esteem and honored recollection of those who knew him, than the subject of the above notice.

The unmerited eulogies, so often lavished upon the memory of the recfent dead, ought not and will not deter the hand of friendship, in this instance, from penning a just tribute to the pure character, and solid worth of him, who has gone from among us, to dwell in the narrow house appointed for all the children of Adam.

To speak of him simply as an honorable man, might, in times like these, when the word Honor is so often misapplied, leave room for misconstruction among those who knew him not ; but applied to him, as all who did know
him will cordially respond, the term is applicable in its highest and most significant sense.

An innate love of the just and true, mantled over with an enlarged charity, constituted the ruling feature of his character. Scrupulously upright himself in all the business intercourse of life, he indulged in no harsh condemnation of the faults and foibles of others.

A certain reserve of manner, and somewhat retired course of life, may have left many unprepared to appreciate fully the genuine excellencies of his character.
But those whose opportunities enabled them to see the inner man, valued him the highest. Those who knew him best loved him most. Whatever of the praise-worthy and commendable marked his conduct and course of life,
sprang not, as too often occurs, from the love of popular favor and applause. They proceeded alone from the inborn nobleness of his soul, and the constant culture of the higher developments of his moral nature. He may,
and perhaps did, err by an excessive disregard of the former. The latter, for this reason, endeared him the more to those who saw and knew him within the inner circle of his friends and acquaintance.

As a member of the Bar in early life, and latterly an intelligent and efficient magistrate of the county, and at the same time presiding over the Banking institution of
this place, there is but one voice going up from the whole community, proclaiming in terms of peculiar emphasis truly and faithfully,

"He acted well his part."

Such, briefly, was his pubHc and social position. But if from this, the phase of his character as seen by the outer world, we turn to view him in the sacred precincts of home, and the domestic circle, the qualities of his
character are seen here to stand out in still more shining and attractive relief.

As a husband, father and brother, those alone who bore to him those endearing relations, can measure the greatness of their loss. It is not meet, that others should intrude upon the sacred privacy of their sorrow ; yet it may be allowed to them, his friends and neighbors, who
knew and esteemed him so highly to mingle with their sadness, their deep regrets that the hand of Death had not spared him a few years longer.

As a master, the ingenuous grief of his servants around the open grave attested how keenly they felt the loss of one, who was ever kind and indulgent.

And last but above all; he died a Christian, leaning upon and full of the blessed hopes, which alone can, and did in his case, rob Death of all its terrors.

"The chamber where the good man meets his fate,
Is privileged beyond the common walk
Of virtuous life, quite on the verge of Heaven."

Added by Zeni on Nov 01, 2014 8:19 PM

BIRDMAN
Elmwood Cemetery
Polly,
I an VERY familiar with Elmwood Cemetery and can tell you that only a fraction of the graves are listed in Find A Grave. my guess is that there are about 5,000 or more graves at this cemetery.

If there are any names you have an interest in not listed, send em to me and I will try to find out if they are there or not.

Have a good day,

Ken

Added by BIRDMAN on Dec 05, 2010 10:22 AM

Me
RE: James and Catherine Swaney
Did you see the note with Catherine's picture? The stone must be laying on the side engraved with her name.

Added by Me on Jul 18, 2010 8:10 PM

 
 

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