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Joseph Kearney, Sr
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Birth: 1794
County Offaly, Ireland
Death: Oct. 30, 1861
Ohio, USA

*4th great-grandfather of President Barack Obama Jr.

He was a shoemaker in Ireland.

*1850 Census: Deerfield Twp, Ross Co., OH.

*Tombstone Inscription: "To the Memory of Joseph Kearney Sen., Monegall, Kings Co., (Now Ofally), Ireland; Died 30 Oct 1861; aged 67 years.

Son of William Kearney b. 12 Nov 1762 and d. after 1812, and Margaret Reeves b. abt 1774 d. abt 1842. He had the following siblings: John; Sarah (buried at this cem.) who married Richard Hunt; Thomas Kearney (buried at this cem.); Francis who married Sarah (both buried at this cem.); William who married Alice Davis (both buried at this cem.); Margaret who married William W. Loveless; and Frances who married John Loveless.

He married Phebe Donavan (buried at this cem.); they had the following children: Margaret Kearney (1826-1904); Fulmoth/Falmouth Kearney (1829-1878 who married Charlotte Holloway (1834-abt 1877); William Kearney (1833-1855) married Alice Davis who was the granddaughter of the 1st Comptons buried in this cemetery: James and Alice (Dixon) Compton. Their daughter Jane was Alice Davis' mother. Elizabeth Compton Day also buried in the cemetery was another of James' daughter. A son George is most likely buried there but his tombstone is either lost or one of the unreadable ones; and Mary Anne Kearney (1837-1866).

Joseph Kearney was referred to in a lease dated 1 May 1800 (Minchin to Kearney) as the son of William Kearney. The lease was cited in a Landed Estates Court document of 1851. His date of birth has been estimated based on information on his gravestone. He died in America on 30 October 1861 aged 67 years.
Family links: 
  Phebe Donovan Kearney (1804 - 1876)*
  Fulmoth/Falmouth Kearney (1830 - 1878)*
  Mary Ann Kearney Hill (1837 - 1866)*
*Calculated relationship
Compton Cemetery
Fayette County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Alice P.
Record added: Jan 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33220338
Joseph Kearney, Sr
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- M. Richards
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