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William Hugh Kennedy

Birth
Death
1845 (aged 48–49)
Brown County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Scott Township, Brown County, Ohio, USA GPS-Latitude: 38.9403, Longitude: -83.9432983
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William Hugh Kennedy, known as Hugh, was the son of William Hugh Kennedy II and his wife Sarah. (Sarah's maiden name was not Canada, which was a mispronunciation of Kennedy.) His father was from Ireland and was a soldier in the American Revolution.

He was the husband of Margaret Jane Ralston Kennedy. They were married on June 22, 1820 in Clermont County (a part of which later became Brown County, Ohio).

They were the parents of thirteen children, all born in Brown County, Ohio. They were Elizabeth A. Kennedy Liming, William Bainbridge Kennedy, Jonathan Ralston "Joe" Kennedy, Sarah Jane Kennedy Neal, Zanetta Olive Kennedy Curless, Catharine Blackburn Kennedy Holloway, Thomas Hamer Kennedy, Oliver Perry "Scott" Kennedy, Leander Jackson Kennedy, Joseph Warren Kennedy who died at age two, Mary Ann Kennedy, Matilda M. Kennedy who died at age twelve and Salina F. Kennedy Hindman.

At the age of forty-nine, Hugh died in Brown County, Ohio of cholera in 1845 in a cholera epidemic.

In 1855, his widow Margaret Jane, with 25 of her children and other relatives, all relocated from Brown County, Ohio to Wakarusa, Douglas County, Kansas, to an area known as the Kennedy Valley near the Wakarusa River. His widow Margaret Jane Ralston Kennedy is buried in the Kennedy cemetery in Douglas County, Kansas amongst many of her devoted and loving family members.

His daughter Sarah Jane Kennedy Neal was the only living child who decided to remain in Brown County, Ohio.

A totally fictionalized book was privately published for profit, without the permission of Margaret Jane's direct descendants, in 1996 by a non-relative who purported to include personal writings by Margaret Jane Ralston Kennedy as she prepared to leave Brown County, Ohio. That writing was completely made up and none of it was ever written by Margaret Jane. Don't be misled by the vast untruths and misinformation in that fictional published book.
William Hugh Kennedy, known as Hugh, was the son of William Hugh Kennedy II and his wife Sarah. (Sarah's maiden name was not Canada, which was a mispronunciation of Kennedy.) His father was from Ireland and was a soldier in the American Revolution.

He was the husband of Margaret Jane Ralston Kennedy. They were married on June 22, 1820 in Clermont County (a part of which later became Brown County, Ohio).

They were the parents of thirteen children, all born in Brown County, Ohio. They were Elizabeth A. Kennedy Liming, William Bainbridge Kennedy, Jonathan Ralston "Joe" Kennedy, Sarah Jane Kennedy Neal, Zanetta Olive Kennedy Curless, Catharine Blackburn Kennedy Holloway, Thomas Hamer Kennedy, Oliver Perry "Scott" Kennedy, Leander Jackson Kennedy, Joseph Warren Kennedy who died at age two, Mary Ann Kennedy, Matilda M. Kennedy who died at age twelve and Salina F. Kennedy Hindman.

At the age of forty-nine, Hugh died in Brown County, Ohio of cholera in 1845 in a cholera epidemic.

In 1855, his widow Margaret Jane, with 25 of her children and other relatives, all relocated from Brown County, Ohio to Wakarusa, Douglas County, Kansas, to an area known as the Kennedy Valley near the Wakarusa River. His widow Margaret Jane Ralston Kennedy is buried in the Kennedy cemetery in Douglas County, Kansas amongst many of her devoted and loving family members.

His daughter Sarah Jane Kennedy Neal was the only living child who decided to remain in Brown County, Ohio.

A totally fictionalized book was privately published for profit, without the permission of Margaret Jane's direct descendants, in 1996 by a non-relative who purported to include personal writings by Margaret Jane Ralston Kennedy as she prepared to leave Brown County, Ohio. That writing was completely made up and none of it was ever written by Margaret Jane. Don't be misled by the vast untruths and misinformation in that fictional published book.


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