Elizabeth Kennedy

Female1842–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Kennedy was born in 1842, in Kentucky, United States, her father, John Faulkner Kennedy, was 24 and her mother, Lucinda Ann Nicholson, was 24. She married Lizzie Royiet about 1860. She lived in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States in 1860.

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Lizzie Royiet
Elizabeth Kennedy
1842–
Marriage: about 1860

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  • Elizabeth Kennedy in household of John Kennedy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Kennedy in household of John F Kennedy, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    about 1860
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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1846

    Age 4

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

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 8

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 33

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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