John Daniel Kennedy

6 July 1870–23 December 1951 (Age 81)
Whiteside, Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Daniel

When John Daniel Kennedy was born on 6 July 1870, in Whiteside, Marion, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas G. Kennedy, was 39 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Elizabeth Killian, was 37. He had at least 7 sons and 1 daughter with Thursie Melbine Roberson. He lived in Civil District 2, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 23 December 1951, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

John Daniel Kennedy
Thursie Melbine Roberson
Henry Kennedy
Joseph Marion Kennedy
John Daniel Kennedy
Agnes Levada Kennedy
Thomas G Kennedy
Jessie Jeremiah Kennedy
Wesley Isaiah Kennedy
William Ervin Kennedy

Spouse and Children



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Parents and Siblings



    Mary Elizabeth Kennedy Polly


    Dicy Ann Kennedy


    Hugh L Kennedy


    Thomas L Kennedy


    Ambrose Kennedy


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 23

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • John D Kennedy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John D Kennedy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John D Kenedy in household of Thomas Kenedy, "United States Census, 1880"

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