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Mary Elizabeth Forbes Kennedy
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Birth: May 29, 1842
Marshall County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1881
Marshall County
Illinois, USA

Mary Elizabeth Forbes was the eldest child of Peter & Sarah (Buckingham) Forbes. Her parents had moved to the area in 1831 & 1832. Their families were among the first settlers in Woodford & Marshall counties.

The Forbes family came from Currituck County, NC in a five month, 1100 mile wagon trip. The Buckingham family came from Greene County, Pennsylvania by river boat.

Mary had 7 siblings, William, Ruth (Broaddus), Isaac, Caleb, James, Sarah (Croft) and Jane.

On 11 Jan 1866 in Marshall County Mary Elizabeth married John Kennedy.

Mary & John had 9 children. They were:
1. Peter F. 1867-1949 IL, never married
2. Infant son, unknown dates
3. Infant dau, unknown dates
4. Maud G. 1871-1953 CA, marr. Sam Brenn, adopted 2 of brother James' daughters.
5. Margaret S. 1874-1920 IL, marr. John Riley, 3 children
6 Mary Ellen, 1876-1899 IL, never married
7. Thomas M. 1877-1954 IL, never married
8. Ruth J. 1879-1973 CA, never married
9. James B. 1881-1948 MI, married Frieda Landgraf, 5 children

Sadly, Mary Elizabeth died as a result of complications when her son James Bernard was born on 8 Oct 1881. Seven days after James' birth Mary died leaving John with 7 children to raise.

(Tragically years later James' wife would suddenly die leaving him with 5 children all 9 & under.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Forbes (1819 - 1860)
  Sarah Buckingham Forbes (1820 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  John Kennedy (1835 - 1909)
 
 Children:
  Infant Son Kennedy*
  Infant Daughter Kennedy*
  Peter Forbes Kennedy (1867 - 1949)*
  Maud Genevieve Kennedy Brenn (1871 - 1953)*
  Margaret Sarah Kennedy Riley (1874 - 1920)*
  Mary Ellen Kennedy (1876 - 1899)*
  Thomas Morgan Kennedy (1877 - 1954)*
  Ruth Jollette Kennedy (1879 - 1973)*
  James Bernard Kennedy (1881 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elizabeth Forbes Kennedy (1842 - 1881)
  William Forbes (1843 - 1932)*
  Ruth A. Forbes Broaddus (1845 - 1923)*
  Infant Daughter Forbes (1846 - 1846)*
  Isaac Morgan Forbes (1847 - 1927)*
  Caleb Morgan Forbes (1849 - 1899)*
  James C. Forbes (1850 - 1852)*
  Sarah Eleanor (Nellie) Forbes Croft (1853 - 1940)*
  Infant Son Forbes (1858 - 1858)*
  Jane Esther Forbes (1860 - 1861)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forbes Cemetery
Henry
Marshall County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: The Ancestor Hunter
Record added: Jul 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15095557
Mary Elizabeth <i>Forbes</i> Kennedy
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Mary Elizabeth <i>Forbes</i> Kennedy
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Mary Elizabeth <i>Forbes</i> Kennedy
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- Deborah Wall
 Added: Sep. 8, 2009
Your life ended too soon, your children & husband missed you greatly.Your Great Grandson
- The Ancestor Hunter
 Added: Jul. 30, 2006
 
 
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