Re: Jasper A. Kennan born Iowa March, 1868
I am Jasper Artell's great grandson. My name is Shane Jessup Kennan. My father is John Jessup Kennan, brother of Brian Patrick, Larry, Daniel, and James. My father was the son of Wayne Jessup "Deac" Kennan. His father was Jasper Artell Kennan, younger brother of Sydney and older brother of Nannie. All I know about Jasper is that he lived in Benton, Iowa where he worked the farm he inherited from his father with his sons. He died in 1920. He was the son of John C Kennan. John C Kennan was born in 1833 in New Haven, CT. He moved to Iowa in 1855 and bought some land. He fought in the Civil war as a first lieutenant and later as a captain. He was capture at the battle of Shiloh. After the war he returned home. Sydney was born in 1867, Jasper in 1968, and Nannie in 1870. If you know more please email me at [email protected] If you know more about Jasper's other children besides Wayne that would be appreciated as well.