Mary Ann Kennedy

Female20 May 1843–24 June 1926

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Kennedy was born on 20 May 1843, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Alford Kennedy, was 26 and her mother, Sarah S. McFarland, was 22. She married Hartwell H Hunt on 23 August 1864, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 3, Wilson, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Wilson, Tennessee, United States in 1920. She died on 24 June 1926, in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Wilson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hartwell H Hunt
Mary Ann Kennedy
Marriage: 23 August 1864
John W Hunt
G H Hunt
Matthew William Hunt
Elizabeth C Hunt
Joe Anderson Hunt
Henry Robert Hunt
Sallie McFarland Hunt
Charles Everett Hunt

Sources (20)

  • Mary A Kenedy in household of A A Kenedy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Ann Canady, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Mary Hunt, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1864Wilson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 3

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceannéidigh ‘descendant of Ceannéidigh’ (from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’); or from the Scottish Gaelic Mac Cinnèidigh, consisting of mac ‘son’ with an equivalent name. Compare Canaday , Cannady , Cannedy , Kannady , and Kenedy .

    History: Kennedy ancestral lands are found both in Ireland and in Scotland, where the family's medieval ancestral seat is sited on the Ayrshire coast, facing the Irish Sea. — The great-grandparents of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63) came to North America as immigrants from Ireland in the 1840s. His paternal great-grandparents were Patrick Kennedy (1823–58), born in Dunganstown, County Wexford, Ireland, and Bridget Murphy, who was born probably in Owenduff, County Wexford, Ireland c. 1827; they came to Boston, MA, in 1849. His maternal great-grandparents were Thomas Fitzgerald (1823–85), who was born in Bruff, County Limerick, Ireland, and Rose Anna Cox, who was born probably in Tomregan or Kinawley, County Cavan, Ireland, c. 1835; they came to Boston, MA, in 1857. — An early Scottish Kennedy forebear of a quite different family was British colonial official Archibald Kennedy (1685–1763), the son of Alexander Kennedy of Craigoch, who emigrated to NY c. 1710.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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