Olive Kennedy

1825–
New York, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Kennedy was born in 1825, in New York, United States, her father, Samuel Barnett Kennedy, was 36 and her mother, Hannah Moseley Morse, was 27. She lived in Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Barnett Kennedy
1789–1865
Hannah Moseley Morse
1798–1876
Nancy Mariah Kennedy
1818–1904
John Kennedy
1819–1853
Elizabeth A. Kennedy
1822–1884
Charlotte Kennedy
1824–
Olive Kennedy
1825–
Benjamin Eli Barnett Kennedy
1827–1916
Frederick Curtis Kennedy
1829–1913
Calista Annette Lorraine Kennedy
1832–1902
George Washington Kennedy
1834–1911
Hannah Elizabeth Kennedy
1837–1923
Luther W Kennedy
1842–
Sarah Emeline Kennedy
1844–1916

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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 9

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1863

Age 38

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceannéidigh ‘descendant of Ceannéidigh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Olive Kennedy in household of S B Kennedy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1850 US FED CENSUS FOR KENNEDY FAMILY

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