Nancy Adeline Kennedy

5 March 1810–21 September 1893 (Age 83)
Hadley, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Adeline

When Nancy Adeline Kennedy was born on 5 March 1810, in Hadley, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Alexander Kennedy, was 49 and her mother, Jane McEwan, was 39. She married John Gandsworth Wilkins on 2 January 1830, in Hadley, Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 21 September 1893, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gandsworth Wilkins
1800–1890
Nancy Adeline Kennedy
1810–1893
Marriage: 2 January 1830
Edward Wilkins
1831–1838
Alexander Wilkins Sr.
1835–1902
Eunice Marie Wilkins
1837–1846
Susan Jane Wilkins
1840–1909
Oscar Wilkins
1844–1921
John Austin Wilkins
1850–1930
Nancy Adeline Wilkins
1853–1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1830Hadley, Saratoga, New York, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 17
    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.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 22
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

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    Story Highlight

    Alexander Wilkins Autobiography

    Alexander Wilkins, the son of John Gansworth Wilkins and Nancy Kennedy, was born in Upper Canada, district of Bath, on the 9th day of July, 1835; lived there two years after my birth, when m …

    Sources (27)

    • Ney Wilkins in household of Jno G Wilkins, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Kennedy in entry for Susa J. Shelton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Nancy Wilkins in household of J G Wilkins, "United States Census, 1880"

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