Martha Kennedy

Female1742–29 March 1804

Brief Life History of Martha

Martha Kennedy was born in 1742. She married John McCord about 1763, in North Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 29 March 1804, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John McCord
1734–1809
Martha Kennedy
1742–1804
Marriage: about 1763
David McCord
1765–1827
McCord
1765–
Thomas McCord
1766–1833
Margaret McCord
1767–1833
William McCord
1771–1845
John McCord
1773–1836
Martha McCord
1777–
Daniel McCord
1778–
Mary McCord
1780–
Jane McCord
1770–1836

Sources (1)

  • Martha Kennedy McCord, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1763North Carolina, British Colonial America
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1776

    Age 34

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776

    Age 34

    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    1791

    Age 49

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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