Benjamin Kenady married Bethany Hull shortly after her family came to Kinderhook, Ill. in 1829The Hull family came from Virginia through Kentucky to Sparta, Ill.Benjamin and his son Richard fall in with them in Kentucky some way and came to Sparta, Ill and then to Kinderhook, Ill with them.I have the marriage date for Benjamin and Bethany , but can't find it right now.They were married in Pike Co., Ill.Bethany and Benjamin had 5 or 6 boys and he died before she was 30 and he was about 55.Sons were Benjamin, Charles, Lewis, George and ??There is a stained glass window in the Methodist church in Hull, Ill dedicated to Bethany.Fred Kenady ended up owning the original farm.Bethany's house is still standing and lived in , but out of the family.It is located 1/4 mile east of Hull, Ill. and 1/8 mile off the road.Fred's sister sold it out of the family.Fred married Katy Sprague.Their great grand son lives on the west half of the farm today, which stayed in the family.Richard's great grand son Paul (not a descendent of Bethany) lives and farms west of town.Leon (Freds grandson) runs the fertilizer plant and owns a lot of land.His brother Lester farms his land with Lesters and Leons sons.Eileen Kenady Dunker (Mrs John Dunker) is the Kenady genealogist.Bethanys son Charles had a daughter Mary who married three times:# 1 ? Wagy;# 2 ? Wilson;# 3 Harve Moore.She had 4 daughters and one son by Wagy. One daughter Ester and one son, Bill, by Wilson;at least one daughter and two sons by Harv Moore.One Moore son was Lyman.His daughter Rita Sue, married Jerry Shultz, nephew of John Dunker, and lives between New Canton and Barry, Ill.One daughter of Mary Kenady Wagy Wilson Moore is still living in Peoria, Ill.Her maiden name was Moore, Her nephew, Marvin Gudgel, can tell you her address.Marvin is the son of Lucy
Wagy Gudgel and just went into a nursing home, but his wife, Betty still lives at home in Hull, Ill., 62343
Carol Kroencke Peters, grand daugher of Gertie Wagy Colgrove and great grand daughter of Mary Kenady Wagy Wilson Moore runs the insurance company in Hull.
She married Joe Peters, also a nephew of John Dunker.
There are a lot of descendents of Mary Moore living in the Hull area.At least 10 of them have married into the Dunker family.
It is easy to tell an old Kenady house in the Hull, Ill. area.They old planted cedar trees in the front yard.
Thomas Hull, father of Bethany Hull Kenady , was the brother of James Hull, my great great great grandfather.The two brothers came to Kinderhook, Ill. togather and everyone from that area is related to them some way or another it seems.Thomas and wife are buried in Akers Chapel cemetery, - my brother Alan Walch is sexton-.James Hull and wife are buried two miles east in Hull cemetery.
How much do you want on the Hulls and Kenadys.I've got books.I've also got a lot of person knowledge from listening to my parents and aunts and uncles talk about them.
Thomas was a Methodist preacher.He moved from Sparta, Illbecause he refused to raise his children in a "hell hole" like that.
Thomas Hull has one living great grand daughter,Mrs Ella Sprague of RR,Hull, Ill., 62343.Ella is 97 and her mind is as good as ever.Each time I go to Hull from Springfield, Ill. where I currently live, I visit with her and listen to her stories.The Thomas Hull home still stands and was lived in until about 5 years ago.It is a large magnificient home and is going to be torn down soon by the current owners,Mr. and Mrs Lester Vincent.It is probably the oldest home in Pike County.