Person:George Kennedy (18)

Watchers
George B. Kennedy
m. 26 FEB 1848
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] George B. Kennedy
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 1813 Franklin, Simpson Co., KY
Marriage 26 FEB 1848 Knoxville, Knox Co., TNto Almira Browder
Death[1][2][3] 1893 Fannin Co., TX

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #3443, Date of Import: Apr 11, 1998]

        The first reference to George B., my grear grandfather is as a male 15 to 20 years old in the Knox County census of 1830 with the head of family Walter B. Kennedy.
        The 1840 census of Knox County lists a male 20 to 30 living with head of family Walter B. Kennedy.
        From early East Tennessee Marriages, Volume I by Sistler, George B. Kennedy married Almira Browder on February 26, 1848 in Knox County, Tennessee.  That would be a little over one month after her seventeenth birthday.  I have a copy of their banns and marriage licens
        The 1850 census of Knox County, Tennessee lists George B. Kennedy as head of household, age 37, male, occupation as Cloth Dresser, nothing in value of goods owned and born in Kentucky.  His wife was listed as Emira, age 19, female and born in Tennessee.  They have one child, George B. Jr. a male 1 year old born in Tennessee.
        The Funeral Notice in the Ryan, Oklahoma Paper of May 7, 1925 lists the deceased as Myra Jane Kennedy.  Her name evolved over a period of time.  The following data are from the funeral notice.  She was 94 years, 3 months and 21 days old when she died on May 6th, 1925, at the home of her son James R. Kennedy in Ryan, Oklahoma.  Myra Jane Kennedy was born in Rome, County, Tennesse (an error, the county was Roane, Tennessee) January 14, 1831.  She was married to George B. Kennedy in Knox County, Tennessee in 1847 (actully February 26,1848).  To this union were born ten sons and three daughters.  She moved to Texas before the civil war but after a few years residence there, returned to Tennessee, moving back again to Texas in 1879.  She was converted when she was ten years old and when she was fourteen joined the Methodist Church and was true to her faith until death.  She was left a widow in 1893.
       The funeral services were held at the James R. Kennedy home and interment was in the Ryan, Oklahoma Cemetary.
        Deceased is survived by seven sons and three daughters, one brother D. E. (Darius) Browder of Memphis, Texas, a number of grandchildren and Great grandchildren.  Five sons and one daughter attended her funeral: James R. Kennedy of Ryan, Oklahoma, D. Kennedy of Lawton, Oklahoma, G. B. Kennedy of Celeste, Texas, W. L. Kennedy of Healdton, Texas, M. J. Kennedy of Healdton, Texas and Mrs C. W. Warren of Cleburne, Texas.
         The 1860 census of Fannin County, Texas tape 1293, page 140 lists a G. B. Kennedy whose wife is M. J. Kennedy.  This is George and Myra Jane and the family has grown.  George B. Jr, Walter A., William L., Abner J. and Mary A. born in Tennesse as well as John Thomas Lyons (my grandfather) and Martha A. born in Texas.  George's occupation was listed as Fuller and had real assets valued at $400.  A fuller is a person who shrinks and thickens cloth, making felt is one example.
           The 1870 census of Fannin County does not list anyone that could be George.   Since the above data indicates that they moved back to Texas in 1879,  I will look in Tennessee for the family.  George and Myra were in Knoxville in 1870 and George was a Wool Carder with two employees besides the family.[Bowmanwft12.FTW]

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #3443, Date of Import: Oct 18, 1998]

        The first reference to George B., my grear grandfather is as a male 15 to 20 years old in the Knox County census of 1830 with the head of family Walter B. Kennedy.
        The 1840 census of Knox County lists a male 20 to 30 living with head of family Walter B. Kennedy.
        From early East Tennessee Marriages, Volume I by Sistler, George B. Kennedy married Almira Browder on February 26, 1848 in Knox County, Tennessee.  That would be a little over one month after her seventeenth birthday.  I have a copy of their banns and marriage licens
        The 1850 census of Knox County, Tennessee lists George B. Kennedy as head of household, age 37, male, occupation as Cloth Dresser, nothing in value of goods owned and born in Kentucky.  His wife was listed as Emira, age 19, female and born in Tennessee.  They have one child, George B. Jr. a male 1 year old born in Tennessee.
        The Funeral Notice in the Ryan, Oklahoma Paper of May 7, 1925 lists the deceased as Myra Jane Kennedy.  Her name evolved over a period of time.  The following data are from the funeral notice.  She was 94 years, 3 months and 21 days old when she died on May 6th, 1925, at the home of her son James R. Kennedy in Ryan, Oklahoma.  Myra Jane Kennedy was born in Rome, County, Tennesse (an error, the county was Roane, Tennessee) January 14, 1831.  She was married to George B. Kennedy in Knox County, Tennessee in 1847 (actully February 26,1848).  To this union were born ten sons and three daughters.  She moved to Texas before the civil war but after a few years residence there, returned to Tennessee, moving back again to Texas in 1879.  She was converted when she was ten years old and when she was fourteen joined the Methodist Church and was true to her faith until death.  She was left a widow in 1893.
       The funeral services were held at the James R. Kennedy home and interment was in the Ryan, Oklahoma Cemetary.
        Deceased is survived by seven sons and three daughters, one brother D. E. (Darius) Browder of Memphis, Texas, a number of grandchildren and Great grandchildren.  Five sons and one daughter attended her funeral: James R. Kennedy of Ryan, Oklahoma, D. Kennedy of Lawton, Oklahoma, G. B. Kennedy of Celeste, Texas, W. L. Kennedy of Healdton, Texas, M. J. Kennedy of Healdton, Texas and Mrs C. W. Warren of Cleburne, Texas.
         The 1860 census of Fannin County, Texas tape 1293, page 140 lists a G. B. Kennedy whose wife is M. J. Kennedy.  This is George and Myra Jane and the family has grown.  George B. Jr, Walter A., William L., Abner J. and Mary A. born in Tennesse as well as John Thomas Lyons (my grandfather) and Martha A. born in Texas.  George's occupation was listed as Fuller and had real assets valued at $400.  A fuller is a person who shrinks and thickens cloth, making felt is one example.
           The 1870 census of Fannin County does not list anyone that could be George.   Since the above data indicates that they moved back to Texas in 1879,  I will look in Tennessee for the family.  George and Myra were in Knoxville in 1870 and George was a Wool Carder with two employees besides the family.
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 12, Ed. 1. (Release date: July 28, 1997)
    Tree #3443.

    Date of Import: Apr 11, 1998

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 12, Ed. 1. (Release date: July 28, 1997)
    Tree #3443.

    Date of Import: Oct 18, 1998

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Bowmanwft12.FTW.

    Date of Import: Oct 18, 1998