John Kennedy

1819–1853 (Age 34)
Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life of John

When John Kennedy was born about 1819, in Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Barnett Kennedy, was 30 and his mother, Hannah Moseley Morse, was 21. He married Olive Turner about 1845, in Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 17 October 1853, at the age of 34, and was buried in East Bolton Cemetery, Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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John Kennedy
Olive Turner
Marriage: about 1845
John Kennedy
John Kennedy

Spouse & Children

  • Male1819–1853Male

  • Olive Turner


about 1845
Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States


  • John Kennedy


  • John Kennedy


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World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 11

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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 (3)

  • John Kennedy in household of S B Kennedy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Kennedy in entry for Olive Kennedy, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • John Kennedy in entry for John Kennedy, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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