Re: Kennan Genealogy-Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas
Frances Maitland Kennan was the daughter of John Kennan and Sarah Garner. John Kennan died in 1776 in Richmond County, Virginia. Frances had four siblings, Mary, Sarah William, and Elizabeth. John was the son of William Kennan, who imigrated from Scotland.
Frances married Thomas Marshall, the brother of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Their home still stands in Washington, Kentucky, with both of them buried behind the house in the family plot. Thomas' parents, obviosly the parents of John Marshall, are also buried there.
I have just discovered the relationship of this branch of the Kennans with the New England branch that was researched by Thomas Lathrop Kennan. They came from the same family in Dumfries, Scotland.
I am descended from William Kennan, the brother of Frances Maitland Kennan. He,like Frances, moved to Kentucky.
Feel free to contact me for any information I can give you. I would like to know how you are related . I am working on establishing a Kennan website soon.