The family tree of James Franklin Kennedy
Updated February 22, 2014
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Oral family history has it that 4 immigrant brothers came over from Scotland around 1775 to avoid persecution for taking part in some kind of Irish Rebellion. The four brothers are James, Martin, Charles, and Garnett Kennedy. One James Kennedy married an Elizabeth Martin in Grayson County, Virginia in 1823. This couple had a son name Theodore Kennedy. I do not believe this James Kennedy was one of the four brothers because this James Kennedy was born in 1795 in New York. Perhaps his father or grandfather was one of the four brothers.
- James And Elizabeth Kennedy's 1860 Federal Census (297 KB)
1860 FEDERAL CENSUS
Line 155; 1860 Federal Census; Wise Court House, Wise County, Virginia, Dated 20 Jun, 1860
James Kennedy, age 66, Ditcher, Born in New York, and wife Elizabeth Kennedy, age 58, Housekeeper, Born In Virginia, The Following Family members are living in the house, Elizabeth, age 22, A Seamstress, James, Age 18, Nancy, Age 16, John, Age 14, French, Age 3, and Melvin, Age 1. All of the children were born in Virginia.
- Theodore Kennedy's 1860 Federal Census (362 KB)
Gap Civil, Alleghany County, North Carolina
Page 13; 1860 Federal Census; Dated: 27 Jun 1860
Theodore Canady and wife Carolina Delp are listed with their children, Mary, age 9, Charles, age 8, Martha, age 5, and James Levi, age 3. Mary Delp is also living with them, age 50
- Wiley Edgar Kennedy's 1900 Federal Census (311 KB)
Wiley Edgar Kennedy's 1900 Federal Census. Piney Creek Township, Alleghany County, North Carolina. Sheet Number 9, Line Number 168, Dated 19 Jun, 1900. Wiley age 21, Apr., 1879, is with his first wife Anise Brown, age 21, Mar., 1879. They have been married for 2 years. Their only child is listed also, Velah, age 1, (Born Feb., 1899).
- Caroline Kennedy's 1900 Federal Census (321 KB)
Caroline Kennedy's 1900 Federal Census, Piney Creek Township, Alleghany County, North Carolina. Sheet 9, Line Number 164, Dated 19 Jun, 1900. Caroline Kennedy, the wife of the late Theodore Kennedy is living with her daughter and her family, Lidda and Richard Finney.
- Wiley Edgar Kennedy's 1920 Federal Census (393 KB)
1920 FEDERAL CENSUS:
Town of Haytokah, Nottoway County, Virginia
Sheet 9B, Enumeration District: 67, Date: 8 Mar 1920
- James Levi Kennedy and Charlotte Belinda Hash (133 KB)
James Levi Kennedy and Charlotte Belinda Hash were married on 6 May 1899 in Grayson County, Virginia, USA
- Theodore Kennedy's 1870 Federal Census (320 KB)
Piney Creek Township, Alleghany County, North Carolina, Page 9, Date: 5 Sep, 1870
- Wiley Edgar Kennedy's 1910 Federal Census (336 KB)
1910 FEDERAL CENSUS:
Piney Creek Township, Alleghany County, North Carolina, Date: 28 Apr, 1910, Sheet Number 7B, Enumeration District: 14
Wiley E. and Laura E. Kennedy are listed with their 3 children, Nonnie, age 6, Fred, age 4, and Virgie, age 2, everybody was born in North Carolina.
- James Levi Kennedy's 1880 Federal Census (340 KB)
Family # 153,Piney Creek Township, Alleghany County, North Carolina, James Levi and Martha Boone are with the first child, Wiley Edgar, Age one.
Also listed are Mary Caroline Kennedy, Line # 125, She is a Widow, Living with daughter, Lydia and Mary Caroline's son Charley and wife Rosa, Line # 126.
- James And Elizabeth Kennedy's 1850 Federal Census (685 KB)
Line 865; 1850 Federal Census, Western District, Scott County, Virginia, Dated 23 Aug., 1850. James age 55 and Elizabeth age 47 Kennedy are listed with their 7 children, Carolina age 19, Theodore age 17, Elmadore age 15, Shanadore age 11, Elizabeth age 8, Salvadore age 3, and John age 3/12.
James Kennedy is a Ditcher born in New York and Elizabeth was born in Virginia. All of the children were born in Virginia.
- James Levi Kennedy's 1900 Federal Census (528 KB)
Line 113, Piney Creek Township, Alleghany County, North Carolina, Enumeration District: 4, Date 13 Jun 1900, He is living with his second wife Charlotte Belinda Hash, Childern in house are Carl Monroe, Mollie Bernice, Bessie Mae, Joseph William, Robert Lee, Clyde, John Baxter, Melissie Jane,? and Drucy Hash, Sister In Law. His first born is not living Wiley Edgar is not living in the house. Wiley Edgar Kennedy has his own family now.