James Sheldon Kenney

James Sheldon Kenney

Loughborough, Charnwood Borough, Leicestershire, England
Death 14 Nov 1905 (aged 74)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Gr. 6456, Division 1, Block 28, Locust Grove, Section 15
Memorial ID 121173737 · View Source
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Born Feb 1831 Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
Arrived in U.S. (New York) around 1860.
Marriage to Eleanor ("Ellenora") Kearney in 1860.

U.S. Military 1861 - 1865
4th NY Infantry Vols. Co. H. May 2, 1861 to May 25, 1863. Private.
15th NY Engineers Co. D. Sep. 11, 1863 to July 2, 1865. Artificer (Blacksmith).

James had five children with Eleanor:
Richard, John, James, Elizabeth, Ruth, Mary.

Resident of Brooklyn 1870-1905. Died age 74.

Interred at Cypress Hills Cemetery (Gr. 6456, Division 1, Block 28, Locust Grove, Section 15.) James shares grave with his wife Eleanor Kearney Kenney (7/10/1913) and their infant daughter Mary, who died 1875.

Update Jan. 2018: Civil War-era military stone monument for James was found broken & buried at gravesite (see photos). Monument includes only inscription for James, as was standard, and it's likely there was never a separate monument for Eleanor or Mary.

Update Mar. 2019: Monument finally restored to upright by cemetery.

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4 RGT. N.Y. INF.
& CO. D 15 ENGS.
DIED NOV. 11, 1905

Gravesite Details Civil War-era monument located broken and buried under turf Jan. 2018 (see photos). Cemetery restoration pending. (Note: misspelling of KENNEY surname on stone as "Kenny".) March 2019: monument now restored to upright.

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  • Created by: Ghee Buttersnaps
  • Added: 3 Dec 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 121173737
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Sheldon Kenney (15 Feb 1831–14 Nov 1905), Find a Grave Memorial no. 121173737, citing Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Ghee Buttersnaps (contributor 48268025) .