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Descendants of William Kennedy




Generation No. 1


1. WILLIAM1 KENNEDY was born April 10, 1730 in Renfrew-Paisley, Scotland, and died September 02, 1807 in Renfrew-Paisley, Scotland. He married GRIZZELL LINDSAY May 18, 1754 in Paisley, Scotland. She was born Abt. 1733.

Notes for W
ILLIAM KENNEDY:
Not much is known about William or his wife, Grizzell. Both are reported to be from the educated class. The birth records of their daughter, Anne, states that William was a weaver.

It's also not known whether William and Grizzell came to America. William is reported to have died in Scotland in 1807 but no record of death, burial, or will has been found.

The biography of their grandson, David W. Kennedy, states that the grandparents did come to this U.S. and settled in Georgetown, DC where they were hotel keepers for several years. They moved to Ohio with Matthew and owned large tracts of land near Marietta but didn't stay long and soon sold their lands and returned to Georgetown. No record of their life, or death has been found in Georgetown.

THE HISTORY OF WESTERN MARYLAND (Regional Publishing Co, 1968) gives a biography of their son, Thomas. It states that one of Thomas's brothers died in the East Indies while in the English service. Another brother died in the West Indies, also in the English service. The article does not name them.[Miracle,Kennedy,Bloxom,1.FBK.FTW]

Not much is known about William of his wife, Grizzell. Both are reported to be from the educated class. The birth records of their daughter, Anne, states that William was a weaver.
It's also not known whether William and Grizzall came to America. William is reported to have died in Scotland in 1807 but no record of death, burial, or will has been found.
The biography of the first grandson, David W. Kennedy, states that the grandparents did come to the U.S. and settled in Georgetown, DC where they were hotel keepers for several years. They moved to Ohio with Matthew and owned large tracts of land near Marietta but didn't stay long and soon sold their lands and returned to Georgetown. No record of their life, of death has been found in Georgetown.
THE HISTORY OF WESTERN MARYLAND (Regional Publishing Co. 1968) gives a biography of their son, Thomas. It states that one of Thomas's brothers died in the East Indies while in the English service. Another brother died in the West Indies, also in the English service. The article does not name them.


The Kennedy's of Cowley County, Kansas came from Paisley, Scotland, leaving the area of Cork Harbor, Cork, Ireland on a ship to America. The Kennedy's came to Georgetown, U.S.A. and ran a hotel. William and Grizell Lindsay Kennedy left their families in Scotland to come to America to live, leaving the highlands of Scotland. The Kennedy's left the Port of Porta-patrick, Scotlandto sail from their homelands to the new world. The Kennedy's were weavers and ship builders in Scotland.

Weaving was a big part of the income in Scotland, they have been known to weave the threads into Kennedy blankets, kilted plaids, and much more. Today the weaving of the paisley shawl is one of the importand cloth they wore, along with much more in the way of wearing apparel.

The Scottish kilted plaid took some nine yards of cloth to make a kilt. The Kennedy's lived in Georgetown, U.S.A. and many began to move westward into Ohio and other parts. Later they moved to Illinois and later on to Missouri and others came to Kansas. The Kennedy family moved to Kansas and homesteaded in Richland Township, Cowley County, Kansas. Later it became known as the Prairie View Community. The Kennedy's donated one acre of ground to build the Prairie View Church on, planning began in 1910 and the church was built and began services in 1911. It was dedicated on June 27, 1923 on a hot and windy day.

More About W
ILLIAM KENNEDY:
MISC.: May Have Died In Georgetown, DC

More About W
ILLIAM KENNEDY and GRIZZELL LINDSAY:
Marriage: May 18, 1754, Paisley, Scotland
     
Children of W
ILLIAM KENNEDY and GRIZZELL LINDSAY are:
  i.   JAMES2 KENNEDY, b. October 20, 1755, Paisley, Scotland.
  More About JAMES KENNEDY:
Baptism: October 28, 1755
MISC.: Baptised October 28, 1755

  ii.   WILLIAM KENNEDY, b. January 21, 1757, Paisley, Scotland.
  More About WILLIAM KENNEDY:
Baptism: January 23, 1757
MISC.: Baptised January 23, 1757

  iii.   JAMES KENNEDY, b. October 13, 1760, Paisley, Scotland.
  More About JAMES KENNEDY:
Baptism: October 23, 1760
MISC.: Baptised October 23, 1760

  iv.   DAVID KENNEDY, b. July 22, 1762, Paisley, Scotland.
  More About DAVID KENNEDY:
Baptism: July 23, 1762
MISC.: Baptised July 23, 1762

2. v.   MATTHEW KENNEDY, b. October 20, 1764, Paisley Low, Scotland; d. February 18, 1847, Rush, Tuscarawas, OH.
  vi.   MARY KENNEDY, b. September 04, 1766, Paisley, Scotland.
  More About MARY KENNEDY:
Baptism: September 05, 1766
MISC.: Baptised September 5, 1766

  vii.   JOHN KENNEDY, b. September 23, 1768, Paisley, Scotland.
  More About JOHN KENNEDY:
Baptism: September 29, 1768
MISC.: Baptised September 29, 1768

  viii.   WILLIAM KENNEDY, b. September 29, 1768, Scotland.
  Notes for WILLIAM KENNEDY:
William may, or may not have existed. Research done by the SCOTS ANCESTRY RESEARCH SOCIETY did not locate William and states that John's birthday was January 23, 1768. . However, the computer CD, SCOTTISH CHURCH RECORDS, list both William and John as born on September 29, 1768 and thus making them twins.[Miracle,Kennedy,Bloxom,1.FBK.FTW]

William May, or may not have existed. Research done by the SCOTS ANCESTRY REARCH SOCIETLY did not locate William and states that John's birthday was January 23, 1768 .. However, the computer CD, SCOTTISH CHURCH RECORDS, list both William and John as born on September 29, 1768 and thus making them twins.

  ix.   ANNE KENNEDY, b. November 30, 1770, Paisley, Scotland.
  More About ANNE KENNEDY:
Baptism: December 02, 1770
MISC.: Baptised December 2, 1770

  x.   JOSEPH KENNEDY, b. August 02, 1772, Paisley, Scotland.
  More About JOSEPH KENNEDY:
MISC.: Baptised August 6, 1772

  xi.   GRIZZEL (GIRZAL ?) KENNEDY, b. August 26, 1774, Paisley, Scotland.
  More About GRIZZEL (GIRZAL ?) KENNEDY:
Baptism: September 01, 1774
MISC.: Baptised September 1, 1774

3. xii.   THOMAS KENNEDY, b. November 29, 1776, Paisly, Scotland; d. October 18, 1832.
  xiii.   JOSEPH KENNEDY, b. August 02, 1772, Paisley, Scotland.
  More About JOSEPH KENNEDY:
Baptism: August 06, 1772



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