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Dr Samuel Kennedy Sr.

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Dr Samuel Kennedy Sr.

Birth
Death
17 Jun 1778 (aged 46–47)
Burial
Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID
26574863 View Source

Soldier of the Revolutionary War.

Dr. Samuel Kennedy, who died on June 17, 1779; he was a Surgeon to the 4th Battalion PA Troops. Dr. Kennedy was appointed January 19th, 1776, as surgeon to Fourth Battalion Pennsylvania troops, commanded by Anthony Wayne, May, 1777, he was appointed senior surgeon in military hospitals, and in November, 1777, he was appointed senior surgeon and physician in general hospitals of middle department. Dr. Kennedy served with the army along the Canadian border, at Ticonderago, at Long Island, Brandywine, Paoli and Germantown. A hospital was erected at Chester Springs upon his property. Dr. Kennedy turned this property over without charge to the government. In his will he directed a wall to be built around the Charlestown Presbyterian Graveyard-- providing funds from his estate. Upon the slab over his grave we find the following:
"In memory of Doctor Samuel
Kennedy, Physician of the General
Hospital, who departed this life
June 17th, 1779, in the 48th year
of his age.

In him the Patriot, Scholar, Chris-
Tian, Friend
Harmonious met 'til Death his life
did end.
The Church Pulpit and the State
his care,
A Physician skilled and a Whig,
sincere.
Beneath this Tomb now sleeps his
precious dust.
Till the last trumpet reanimates
the just."

Soldier of the Revolutionary War.

Dr. Samuel Kennedy, who died on June 17, 1779; he was a Surgeon to the 4th Battalion PA Troops. Dr. Kennedy was appointed January 19th, 1776, as surgeon to Fourth Battalion Pennsylvania troops, commanded by Anthony Wayne, May, 1777, he was appointed senior surgeon in military hospitals, and in November, 1777, he was appointed senior surgeon and physician in general hospitals of middle department. Dr. Kennedy served with the army along the Canadian border, at Ticonderago, at Long Island, Brandywine, Paoli and Germantown. A hospital was erected at Chester Springs upon his property. Dr. Kennedy turned this property over without charge to the government. In his will he directed a wall to be built around the Charlestown Presbyterian Graveyard-- providing funds from his estate. Upon the slab over his grave we find the following:
"In memory of Doctor Samuel
Kennedy, Physician of the General
Hospital, who departed this life
June 17th, 1779, in the 48th year
of his age.

In him the Patriot, Scholar, Chris-
Tian, Friend
Harmonious met 'til Death his life
did end.
The Church Pulpit and the State
his care,
A Physician skilled and a Whig,
sincere.
Beneath this Tomb now sleeps his
precious dust.
Till the last trumpet reanimates
the just."


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  • Created by: H. Jenkins
  • Added: 3 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 26574863
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26574863/samuel-kennedy: accessed ), memorial page for Dr Samuel Kennedy Sr. (1731–17 Jun 1778), Find a Grave Memorial ID 26574863, citing Charlestown Presbyterian Graveyard, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by H. Jenkins (contributor 46796586) .