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council with the Ancient of Days when he shall sit and all the patriarchs with him and shall
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KENNEDY, John

KENNEDY, John[1]

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  • Name KENNEDY, John 
    Born 1 Feb 1772  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Died 1832  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I1758  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2017 

    Father KENNEDY, Esquire John ,   b. 1739, Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1809, Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother MCMURTRY, Isobel ,   b. 10 May 1743, Maceio-Alagoas, Orange, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1785, Deerpark, Orange, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1768  Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Family ID F634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 1792  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. KENNEDY, Mary ,   b. Apr 1793, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1855, Kouchibouquac, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +2. KENNEDY, Robert ,   b. 1797, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. KENNEDY, James ,   b. 1799, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. KENNEDY, John Eddie Sr.   Additional Information on KENNEDY, John Eddie Sr. - I1745,   b. 1803, Brighton, Fifeshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1884, Egremont, Gray, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. KENNEDY, David ,   b. 1804, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1865, Yarra Bend, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +6. KENNEDY, Martin ,   b. 1805, Glascow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     7. KENNEDY, Ann ,   b. 14 Jan 1809, Glascow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1882, Egremont, Gray, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +8. KENNEDY, William Adie ,   b. 14 Apr 1815, Conderret, Sterling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1904, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1772 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 1832 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Kennedy was born in Scotland in 1772. In 1792 he married Mrs. Kennedy (name unknown) in Scotland. Mr. & Mrs. Kennedy raised eight children, Mary b. abt 1793, Ann b. abt 1795, Robert b. abt 1797, James b. abt 1799, John Eddie, b 1801, David, b. abt. 1803, Martin b. abt 1805 and William b. abt 1807. It seems that the family was raised to adulthood in and around the County of Falkirk. Falkirk, lies midway between Edinburgh and t he County of Stirling. Falkirk means " speckled church" or the "church built of mottled stone". Falkirk is of historical significance insofar as it dates back to the Romans in AD 32. Two significant battles were fought in Falkirk, the first in 1298 when the English defeated William Wallace. His defeat however was the catalyst for Scotland's future independence. In the second battle, Bonnie Prince Charlie defeated the Hanoverians in 1746. Much later Saxon families moved to the area and were granted land in the Lothians in which lies in the district of Falkirk and which ultimately became a centre for industries such as iron, timber, chemicals and a distillery. In the early 1850’s some of the family migrated from Scotland to various parts of the world. Robert Kennedy enlisted in the British Army and went to India. In 1837, James Kennedy migrated to Tasmania Australia as a commander in the Tasmanian army. Ann, Martin, John Eddie and William went to Canada, William later moving on to the United States in 1885. Some of John Eddie Kennedy and his family later moved on the United States and married into the family of Joseph Smith the first of the modern day prophets of the Mormon Church and David Kennedy and his family migrated to Beechworth Australia. It is possible that the intention of David Kennedy and his family in migrating to Australia was to seek their fortune on the goldfields of the Ovens Valley. (as told by Wendy Elizabeth Higgins) [Source: Esther Howison Gilroy from Middleton Kennedy's family bible and from Evelyn Beaton's notes] Residence in Dec 1831: Laurieston, Parish of Falkirk, Stirlingshire The parish of Falkirk contains also the suburbs of Grahamston, Bainsford, Camelon, Parkfoot, and Gartcrow, and the villages of Laurieston and Glen, part of the town of Grangemouth, and part of the villages of West Carron Iron-works and Bonnybridge; and it formerly included the territories now forming the parishes of Denny, Slamannan, Muiravonside, and Polmont. It is bounded N by Dunipace, Larbert, and Bothkennar, E and SE by Polmont and Muiravonside, S by Slamannan, SW by Cumbernauld in Dumbartonshire (detached), and NW by Denny. Cousin Val of the David Kennedy (Australia) line e-mailed that her researcher in Scotland, Sheena found the following: "One weird thing did crop up though. When I was trying to find Martin Ks birth, there was only one for the whole of Scotland born to a John K in Dumfriesshire in 1809 I had disregarded this one as I was concentrating on Lanarkshire, but a recent find has made me wonder. It is a marriage cert for a John K in Dumfriesshire in 1792 to a Margaret Eddie!!!" Source: Kennedy Family Tree Project - Descendants of John Eddie Kennedy & Jean Burns - Oct. 7 2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S686] THe Kennedy Family Tree Project.