Kennedys of New Castle Del./Province of Penn
Does anyone tie into the Kennedys who came to America in 1736 on ship "Paoli" to New Castle Delaware and from there to Province of Penn which territory covered all of New Jersey and was known as Sussex? I am particularly looking for lineage of Jonathan Kennedy who was Associate Justice,
Northhampton County who had at least three sons, Hugh, John and Robert. The passenger list of this "Paoli" includes families: McGee, Hamilton, Penn, Jack, McGough, Woods, Stephens, McAfee, Lapsley, Oberon, and Russell to name a few. The McAfees and McGoughs are some of my other lines as well as the Hamiltons. Others intermarried into the Kennedy family and the Armstrong family who are said to have come over at the same time.
Robert Kennedy is thought to be my direct line and I have some on his son Rev. John B. Kennedy b 1737- Buck Co. Tenn. and died in Camden Dist. So. Carolina. He was married to Jane McAfee of Augusta Co. Penn. on June 5, 1765. Their children were:
William Everett- b June 10, 1767 married ?
Charles Breckenridge- b August 7, 1778- married ?
Clinton Harvey- b October 4, 1783- married ?
Joshua Stubbs- b May 3, 1770- married ?
Hugh E.- b May 17, 1786- married Elizabeth Harvey Simpson
--my ancestor who migrated later to Selma, Alabama and then Louisiana.
There is a gap between children's ages and I think there were more. According to another descendant, there may have been another son and another daughter not listed.
The Kennedys are said to have been Indian fighters under command of Col. Alexander Graydon. They lived in Buck Co. Tenn for awhile and then Hastings Co. Their land here was known as Kennedy Bottom. This area is now Louisville, but it covered area of Danville, Mayfield and Boonesborough, Kentucky. I would love to hear from anyone descended from this family as well as those connected in anyway. Will gladly share what I have.Thanks,
Lucy Vickers Grisham- Lewisville, Texas