Person:Robert Kennedy (28)

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Robert KENNEDY
b.12 DEC 1782 Pennsylvania, USA
d.MAR 1875
m. 17 FEB 1774
  1. Mary KENNEDY1775 - 1826
  2. Thomas KENNEDY1777 -
  3. George Washington KENNEDY1778 - 1843
  4. Elizabeth KENNEDY1780 - 1850
  5. Robert KENNEDY1782 - 1875
  6. Andrew KENNEDY, Jr.1782 - 1823
  7. Susannah KENNEDY1785 - 1826
  8. Eleanor KENNEDY1788 -
m. 06 JAN 1804
  1. Andrew KENNEDY, III1805 - 1828
  2. John KENNEDY1806 -
  3. Eliza Ann KENNEDY1808 -
  4. Robert KENNEDY, Jr.1809 -
  5. Ann Catherine KENNEDY1812 -
  6. Charles E KENNEDY1814 - 1887
  7. Aurelia KENNEDY1825 -
m. 26 AUG 1833
  1. Mary Adelaide KENNEDY1834 - 1890
  2. Samuel Rinker KENNEDY1836 -
Facts and Events
Name Robert KENNEDY
Gender Male
Birth? 12 DEC 1782 Pennsylvania, USA
Baptism[1] 09 FEB 1783 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA2nd Presbyterian Church
Marriage 06 JAN 1804 to Ann VAN ARSDALE
Marriage 26 AUG 1833 to Mary Ann Rinker
Census[2][3][4] 1850 Upper Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USAhead of house-Charles E Kennedy
Census? 1860 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAhead of house-George L Roberts
Census? 1870 Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, USAhead of house-John Offerman Beck
Death? MAR 1875

1850 census-PA-Delaware-Upper Darby-shows Robert Kennedy, age 64 living with Charles Kennedy and his family which includes his wife, Catherine and their children: Marion, age 12; E. Laura, age 7; A. A., age 1; there is another female age 24 listed but the name is totally unreadable; the age fits Aurelia Kennedy.

1860 census-PA-Philadelphia-Ward 1-shows Robert Kennedy, age 78, clerk and Samuel Kennedy, age 24, clerk living in the household of George L. Roberts. George is 31, a plate printer (painter?) with personal property valued at $250. Everyone in the household was born in Philadelphia. George's wife is Rebecca, age 29. The children are William, age 8; Mary, age 5 and Eliza, age 1.

1870 census-Robert Kenedy; 87

"The Thirteenth Earl of Cassillis" by John Seitz Beck; an 800+ page family history written in 1932 centers around Robert Kennedy. There are volumes and volumes of original documents with this manuscript. Both the manuscript and the documents are in possession of the author.

Robert was Naval Storekeeper at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for many years. The note dated 1 Mar 1827 is just one of many related to his duties.

"Phil March 1, 1827

I hereby certify that on or about the month of May 1817 at the Navy Agent's office Col Franklin Wharton, then commandant of the Marine Corps did then and there in my presence and in presence of Mr Robt Kennedy, Navy Store Keeper, authorize and appoint him the said R Kennedy to receive all Marine clothing and to ship the same to the different Marine Quarters as he may receive orders from the Quartermaster or Commandant of the Marine Corps

Signed John Willis"

During his lifetime Robert frequently lent funds to family, friends and acquaintenances. Most of the time, as far as I can tell, it was mostly not paid back. However, here, apparently is at least one exception:

ltr to Robert Kennedy from William Bainbridge:

"1st Jany 1829

Dear Sir:

I have received the 100 dollars in payment of your note, for the horse I sold to you, which is herewith returned. For your kind and affectionate wishes respecting my Health and of living to enjoy many returns of this day, I tender you my unfeigned thanks – and a sincere reciprocity and beg you will ever consider me a sincere friend

Yrs. Truly

Wm. Bainbridge

R. Kennedy Esq."


ltr to R. F. Stockton [Robert Field Stockton] from Robert Kennedy-notation on back: “Copy Jany 2nd –1853 To Com. R. F. Stockton – Washn”

"Sir

Phila Jany 2nd-1853-

In the month of June following the inauguration of Genl. Taylor, I was removed from my office of Navy Store Keeper at our Navy Yard, in order to provide for some of his friends – scince which, I have been in extreme distress – having been unable whilst in office, to do more with the small salary attached to it than to raise a large family, and meet the calls of relatives dependent upon me for a partial support – I am, therefore, in my old days really in want of the necessaries of life, and have no relative upon whom I can call for aid –

Under these circumstances it is my design to apply to the incoming administration to be reinstated in my office from which, for political reasons only, I was removed – and presuming upon your general kindness and politeness in the intercourse which I have had with you I dare to ask the favour of your aid and support in sustaining my application.

May I ask the favour of a line in reply –

With the highest respect & esteem, I am Sir respectfully yours &c R Kennedy

Hon. R. F. Stockton U. S. Senator Washn."

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References
  1. birth and baptism register for Robert KENNEDY.
  2. 1870 United States Federal Census (1), Database online. Pottsville South Ward, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, post office Pottsville, roll 1447, page 328, image 658.

    Record for John O Beck _FOOT: Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003), Database online. Pottsville South Ward, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, post office Pottsville, roll 1447, page 328, image 658.

  3. Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Upper Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania, roll M432_776, page 273, image 536.

    Record for Chas A Kennedy [Charles E Kennedy] _FOOT: Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Database online. Upper Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania, roll M432_776, page 273, image 536.

  4. 1860 United States Federal Census (1), Database online. Philadelphia Ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, post office Philadelphia, roll M653_1151, page 681, image 684.

    Record for Robert Kennedy _FOOT: Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), Database online. Philadelphia Ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, post office Philadelphia, roll M653_1151, page 681, image 684.