When Jane Kennedy was born on 13 April 1815, in Oregon, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, her father, Gilbert Kennedy, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Dickson, was 30. She married Charles Calvin Ridings on 17 May 1836, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Fannin, Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 7, Fannin, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 19 January 1912, in Fannin, Texas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Sandy Creek Cemetery, Ravenna, Fannin, Texas, United States.
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.