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The McNeal Kennys of Columbia, MD Updated November 9, 2000
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The matriarch is Minnie, surviving offspring of LLewellyn McNeal,Sr. and Minnie Camp McNeal and widow of Herbert Cornelius Kenny, of the Original Inkspots. The daughter is Daphne Cecille Jackson, mother of Carl Jason and Brian Arthur Jackson. She lives and works in Greensboro, NC., but the boys(now 22 and 20, respectively) make their home with "Grandmom".
Herb was born in Philadelphia, the younger half of a pair of fraternal twins the only children of William and Jenny Kenny. He and his brother Bill grew up in Baltimore and later found fame in the popular music world as part of the world renowned "Ink Spots"...Bill as the lead singer and Herb as the talking bass. Both Herb and Bill are deceased now.