ENGLAND TO ARKANSAS
I am looking for the parents of Sidney KENWARD born about 1804 in AR.He is in the 1830 census of Craighead County, AR with his wife Sophia and her parents, whose last name I cannot read.It looks like Thomany, and may be French in origin. Sidney and Sophia have no children in this census.
Sophia was Sidney's second wife, or so I believe.His first wife, Gladys Thompson, is in Detroit, MI in 1930, living with her mother, Ida A. Thompson.
Gladys and Sidney had three children:Jack S. born abt 1923, Lavon V. (Vera called Bonnie) b abt 1925, and Gerald D. born abt 1929.
Other Kenwards in 1930 Craighead, AR, Jonesboro township were:Henry Kenward and wife Lou Annie.He was born in England abt 1867, and she in KY abt 1873.Also in the same township is John Henry Kenward, age 30, and wife Fay.I believe John is the son of Henry, and I believe that Sidney may be John's brother.
John Henry Kenward is also in the 1920 census, aboard the USS Smith Thompson, a ship docked in Philadelphia, PA.He is 20 years old, born in AR, and appears to be the same John H. Kenward in 1930 Craighead Co.,AR.
I have not been able to find Henry Kenward in the 1920 census to see if he had a son named Sidney.If anyone can help, or if you know these people, please get in touch!Thanks!Azbrenda@aol.com/