Elizabeth Kennedy

Female21 December 1831–2 March 1907

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Kennedy was born on 21 December 1831, in Todd, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Thompson Kennedy, was 26 and her mother, Jane Ann Peden, was 30. She married George Barbee Lewis on 5 October 1852, in Todd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 2 March 1907, in Todd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Barbee Lewis
1824–1897
Elizabeth Kennedy
1831–1907
Marriage: 5 October 1852
Annie Bell Lewis
1853–1887
Mary Clark Lewis
1855–1921
Martha Phelps Lewis
1857–1928
Emma Lewis
1859–1931
Johnnie Lewis
1862–
Laura Tommie Lewis
1862–1918
George William Lewis
1864–1865
Herbert Graves Lewis
1871–1940

Sources (13)

  • Elizabeth Kennedy in household of William T Kennedy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisabeth Kennedy, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Elizabeth Kennedy Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1852Todd, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 19

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

    1861

    Age 30

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    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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