Re: John Kennedy Andrew Kennedy PA to SC mid 1700's
Andrew Kennedy and Rachel Penny Family
William Kennedy, born in Ireland married Mary Henderson in Ireland. They came to Bucks County, Pennsylvania as a young couple. Their children were: James, John, Hugh, Thomas and William Kennedy Jr. Two of their sons,John and Hugh migrated to Camden District, South Carolina, near the North Carolina border. Later, as young men, the two sons came to Columbia County,Georgia.
One of the sons of William and Mary Henderson, John Kennedy married Elizabeth Jimperson. The Jimperson family were former residents of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is not known whether the Kennedy family and the Jimperson family were acquainted with each other in Pennsylvania or not.
However, John Kennedy and Elizabeth Jimperson were married and were the parents of three boys and three girls. They boys were: Stephen, Andrew and John. The three girls were, Mary, Rhoda and Elizabeth Kennedy. Mary Kennedy, daughter, married Micajah Wilkinson. At the death of John Kennedy
in 1799, his Wife Elizabeth and his son in law Micajah Wilkinson probated his will.
Land Grants to Kennedy Brothers in Georgia
Colonial Records of Georgia
As noted above, John Kennedy, father of Stephen Kennedy, migrated toGeorgia, along with his brother, Hugh Kennedy. Later a third brother, William Kennedy migrated to Georgia according to Land Grant Records.
At a meeting of the President Assistants in Council Assemblied for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the 8th day of August, 1753. Those Present: Patrick Graham, President; James Habersham, Noble Jones, and Francis Harris,
Read a petition of Hugh Kennedy, Brother of William Kennedy, wherein he prayed for 100 acres of land. The Board ordered 50 acres of land laid out for Hugh Kennedy, where he requested.
Grant to William Kennedy Same meeting of council on August 8, 1753. Read a petition of William Kennedy late of Pa, settling forth that he was desirous of becoming a planter in the Colony of Georgia, therefore, he prayed for 100
acres of land situated near a lagoon opposite to a place known by the name of the two sisters on the Savannah River and about ten miles below Mt.Pleasant, but bounded by vacant lands. The Board ordered 50 acres to be laid out for the said William Kennedy.
On January 30, 1747 200 acres of land near Augusta Georgia were granted to John Kennedy.
Hugh Kennedy was granted 200 acres near mouth of Briar Creek in St. Paul's Parrish and 100 acres in St. George's Parrish.