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Margaret Cotterall Kennedy

  • Birth 1811 England
  • Death 1857 Marshall County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Probably buried in Marshall Co,, IL at an unknown location
  • Memorial ID 26059813

Margaret Cotterall was born in England. INformation indicates that her parents were Peter & Ann Cotterall and that she had 3 sibling (Henry, Peter & Elias).

On 14 Apr 1828 in Cathedral Church, Lancaster, Manchester England Margaret married James Kennedy Jr.

By 1834 the couple had come to America and were living in the Erie, PA area.

James and Margaret had 6 known children all born in Erie, PA between 1835 and 1844.

1. John, 1835-1909 IL, 9 children
2. Thomas, 1837-1913 NM, never married
3. Barney, 1838-1864, never married, died at Andseronville in the Civil War.
4. Mary Ellen, 1840-1898 IL, never married
5. Anna, 1842-1919 CO, m1 Gannon 3 ch, m2 Cavenaugh
6. Cecilia, 1844-1928 OK, m Bobbitt, 5 ch

By 1845 the family had left Pennsylvania. They went through Detroit and after a brief stay in Chicago they settled in Marshall County, Illinois.

Twelve years later, in 1857, while still living in Marshall County, James and Margaret both were victims of the diphtheria epidemic that hit Illinois. As their means were modest they had to be buried in an unmarked graves somewhere in Marshall/Woodford Co, IL.

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  • Created by: The Ancestor Hunter
  • Added: 16 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26059813
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Cotterall Kennedy (1811–1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26059813, ; Maintained by The Ancestor Hunter (contributor 46853198) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Probably buried in Marshall Co,, IL at an unknown location.