Henry Abram Kennedy

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Henry Abram Kennedy

Washington County, New York, USA
Death 29 Jul 1893 (aged 52)
Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Lot 435
Memorial ID 50915224 · View Source
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Henry Abram Kennedy was the son of Alexander Kennedy & Sarah(Tice)Kennedy, and born 28 Oct 1840, in Washington Co., NY. The family moved to Whiteside Co., Illinois ca 1848. Henry was a Civil War veteran of Co."G", 13th Illinois Infantry. He was with his brother "Jeff" at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou near Vicksburg, Dec 29, 1863; he was wounded but recovered. It was perhaps Henry who carved his initials in a board where Jeff was first buried on the Widow Lake's plantation.
Henry survived the War and worked in real estate near Kearney, Nebr.

He married Hellen R.___. After her death, he married Antoinette Sayres in Whiteside Co.,Ill., 11 Aug 1878.
Henry befriended his niece Anna Jacobs' husband,CWJ Alexander, (my grandfather) and helped him file a homestead claim in Nebraska.

Henry died 29 July 1893 in Kearney.(Accord.to his wife Antoinette Kennedy's application for a widow's pension)He had fallen and was found in his dooryard in an unconscious condition, with a paralytic stroke. He was buried 31 July 1893, in City of Kearney Cemetery, next to his father, Alexander Kennedy. ((Daily Hub, Kearney, Nebraska, Tuesday, August 1, 1893)

There is a stone for Henry Abram Kennedy, next to his father's unmarked grave. (Alexander Kennedy)



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Abram Kennedy (28 Oct 1840–29 Jul 1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. 50915224, citing Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by MHB (contributor 46895766) .