From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 272, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana
"THOMAS KENNEDY was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, in 1831, and is the eldest of the three children born to WILLIAM and MARIA (MONTGOMERY) KENNEDY, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Virginia. The family came to this county in 1833, where they underwent all the privations of the settler's life, and cleared up the farm on which they ended their days. THOMAS KENNEDY remained on the home farm until his marriage, in 1858, to MISS CATHERINE, daughter of SAMUEL BUSHONG. He had owned 99 acres of land before his marriage, which he sold, and in 1861 bought 114 acres of his present farm, which he has since increased to 280 acres, all finely improved. He raises over 2,000 bushels of corn per year, 200 to 400 bushels of wheat, 40 head of cattle, 30 to 40 hogs, 10 to 12 horses, and 20 to 30 sheep. MR. KENNEDY is a Freemason, and his wife, until her death in October, 1881, was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Their six children were named as follows: JOHN C., WILLIAM S., JACOB B., THOMAS J., MARY E. and MARTHA J."