Mary Elizabeth Kennedy

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Kennedy was born on 6 October 1901, in Rocky Mount, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Walter Kennedy, was 35 and her mother, Martha Ann Gatlin, was 26. She married Arthur James Braswell on 22 January 1921, in Rocky Mount, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Wilson, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Toisnot Township, Wilson, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 4 February 1984, in Tarboro, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Rocky Mount, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur James Braswell
Mary Elizabeth Kennedy
Marriage: 22 January 1921
George T Braswell
Dallas Kennedy Braswell
Wilton Perry Braswell
Brent McClees Braswell
Wayne Morris Braswell

Sources (41)

  • Lizzie Braswell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lizzie E Kennedy, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Mary Elizabeth Kennedy Braswell Batchelor, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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