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 Mary Ann <I>Kenward</I> Sellens

Mary Ann Kenward Sellens

Birth
England
Death 19 Oct 1892 (aged 58)
Knox County, Missouri, USA
Burial Edina, Knox County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 17305260 · View Source
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Mary Ann Kenward was the daughter of Charles and Hannah Hollands Kenward. Charles was born February 1, 1798 in Catsfield, Sussex, England. He died on November 1, 1869 in Battle District, Sussex, East Sussex, England. Hannah was the daughter of John and Mary Quaife Hollands. She was born July 10, 1799 and died sometime before 1858.

Mary Ann was one of nine known children including: Charles Kenward (b. 1824), Sarah Kenward (b. 1825), William Kenward (b. 1826), Tilden Kenward (b. 1829), Charlotte Kenward (Brooks) (b. 1831), Mary Ann, Stephen Kenward (b. 1836), Thomas Kenward (b. 1839), and Rueben Kenward (b. 1842).

Mary Ann was born January 4, 1834 in Sedlescombe, Sussex County, England only a few miles from Whattlington where here one-day husband, Robert, was born. It seems they must have known one another, perhaps even had planned to marry prior to her immigration to America.

In 1853 she immigrated to United States aboard the ship "Margaret Evans." She traveled with Samuel and Harriet Sinnock and their family (neighbors), along with Harriet's brother James Inman and his family.

The Inmans and Sinnocks moved westward right away to Payson, Illinois whereas Mary Ann Kenward headed straight for New York State where she married Robert Sellens on September 21, 1853. Robert and Mary Ann then traveled on to Payson, IL where they resided until 1866. It was here that their first six children were born including: Hannah Sophia Sellens Murphy, James William Sellens (died in infancy), Charles Sellens, Mary Ann (Mollie) Sellens Harvey, Lucy Sellens Elston, and Robert W. Sellens.

The family then moved to Bee Ridge, Knox County, MO. It was here that the final two children were born: Susan Orpha Sellens(Inman) and Walter Emmett Sellens. It was here that she resided until her death.


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  • Maintained by: The Goldens
  • Originally Created by: Bryan Murphy
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17305260
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Kenward Sellens (4 Jan 1834–19 Oct 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17305260, citing Bee Ridge Cemetery, Edina, Knox County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by The Goldens (contributor 46997784) .