Benjamin Eli Barnett Kennedy

1827–1916 (Age 89)
Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life of Benjamin Eli Barnett

When Benjamin Eli Barnett Kennedy was born on 20 April 1827, in Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Barnett Kennedy, was 37 and his mother, Hannah Moseley Morse, was 29. He married Frances Genetta Nims on 4 August 1858, in Chittenden, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 19 August 1916, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Benjamin Eli Barnett Kennedy
Frances Genetta Nims
Marriage: 4 August 1858
Frances Adelaide Kennedy
William Hannibal Kennedy
Charlotte H. Kennedy

Spouse & Children

4 August 1858
Chittenden, Vermont, United States


  • Frances Adelaide Kennedy


  • William Hannibal Kennedy


  • Charlotte H. Kennedy


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 7

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Age 36

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Benjamin Kennedy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eli Kennedy in household of S B Kennedy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin E B Kennedy, "United States Census, 1910"

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