Gertrude and Floyd Bradley were married in Harrisonville, MO. Gertrude passed away at Overland Park, KS.spouse: Bradley, Floyd
Harvey was born in Fleming County, Kentucky. He moved with his father's family to Cass County, Mo. in 1895. He lived on the farm until 1903 when he entered Kentucky University, Lexington, KY., to prepare for the ministry.spouse: Brisby, Mary Elizabeth (1889 - 1950)
He attended Kentucky University, (Transylvania) College of the Bible, 1903-1904, 1904-1905, 1905-1906, College of Liberal Arts, 1906-1907, College of the Bible 1906-1908, and Preparatory College, 1907-1908. College of the Bible 1907-1908. (Extrapolated from academic catalogues.)
Preached in Dederick, MO. in 1935, while living in Arcadia.
He held pastorates in Christian Churches in MO., KS., Kentucky, Mercedes and Mc Allen, Texas. In Mc Allen. He and his family moved to Mercedes, TX in Sept., 1935. He served as Pastor of the Christian Church in Mercedes. Later they moved to Mc Allen, where he was Circulation Manager on the Mc Allen Monitor for 9 months. He served as minister of First Christian Church in Mc Allen. He was a member of the Masonic Order.
In Feb., 1940. Harvey Kenney started a health home in Mc Allen. Specializing in mineral vapor baths and Swedish massage "Kenney Health Home." It was located on the south side of the highway between Mc Allen and Pharr.
They were married in Paris, KY, by Carey E. Morgan. They both are buried in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Mc Allen, TX . After she died, Harvey moved in with his daughter, Helen, in Corpus Christi. He enjoyed his retirement fishing, hunting and raising birds.
Peg Zimmerman has a record of his birth being in Carlisle.
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Individual: Kenney, Harvey Birth date: Aug 13, 1882 Death date: Feb 1975 Social Security #: 450-18-3923 Last residence: TX 78412 State of issue: TX
Helen was born in Cass County, Mo. She lived in Missouri and Kansas until 1935, then moved with her father's family to Texas.spouse: Guinn, Fraizer B. (1921 - 1964)
She and Frazier were married December 25, 1940. They were married by Rev. Harvey G. Kenney, father of the bride. The marriage took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mc Allen, TX, Star County. License is recorded in the book "J" page 352, Marriage License Record of Starr County on the 25th Day of December, 1940(2). The divorce was recorded as December 26, 1946, District Court, Hidalgo County. Vol 17, page 3. Date on the divorce papers is May 24, 1946.
Helen and Cliff were married December 4, 1947, in the parsonage by Alfred Freeman, minister, First Methodist Church, Corpus Christi. It is recorded Dec. 8, 1947 in book 32, page 448. The witnesses were their best friends, Mr + Mrs. Casey K. Kasinger
From Susan Hard: Death date May 7, 1850.
LDS information Sealed to spouse: 16 Dec 1952 SL Source 456740spouse: Parrish, Nancy (1807 - 1840)
Ivan L. Kenney was born in Garden City, MO. He moved with his father's family to Appleton City, MO. in 1927. He graduated from Appleton City High School in 1931. In Appleton City, he was first employed in Landsdown Drug Store, then Skelly Service Co., then for a short time in Kansas City, MO. with the S.S. Trailer Mfg. Co. He returned to Appleton City and worked in a Western Auto Store. This store is now the Lamukin Hardware Co. Ivan Kenney entered the service, WW II on Jan 12, 1943. Inducted at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Training places as follows: Atlantic City, NJ, Greensboro, NC, Ft. Monmouth, NJ , Flint, Mich. Baer Field, IN, Alliance Air Field, NB, Douglas Air Craft Corp., Long Beach, CA, Maxton Army Air Base, NC, and Camp Miles, Standish, MS. Ivan left Boston for overseas duty, European Theater. Rating, Staff Sgt, ASN 374977443, Army Air Force After his discharge from service, Ivan returned to Appleton City, MO. and is in the employ of the Lamukin Hardware Co.spouse: Reese, Charleen (1915 - )
The name of Kenney, variously spelled as Kenny, Kenney, and Kinney, is claimed by some authorities to have been taken from the Gaelic Word Clenn, which is pronounced kin and means "esteemed or honored," combined with neae, meaning "an individual." The meaning of the name , therefore, "a person of honor and esteem." This name is found in ancient records in the various forms o Kinne, Kinnie, Kenne, Kenei, Kennie, Kenny, Kenny and Kinney. The last three are still in general use. The Kenney family is believed to have descended from a Norman knight who was among the followers of William the Conqueror, in the Norman invasion of England in 1066. According to Burke, the Keeney, Kenney, Keen, etc. family was originally from Somersetshire England; of great antiquity, deriving the family name from the place Kenne, of that country. In the second year of the reign of Henry II of England or 1156, since Henry resigned from 1154-1189, John de Kenne held two knight fees in Kenne.spouse: Kramer, ? (1730 - )
Nicholas Kenne, Kenny or Kenney went with the cadets of many Somersetshire families to Dublin. (Burke landed Gentry of Ireland 1912) the most ancient of the several coats of arms which have been bestowed at various times on the members of this family is that of Kenne of Somerset County. It is described as follows: Arms: Ermine (sometimes argent), three crested gules Crest: A unicorn's head, azure bezantee, maned Or, horned of the last and sable. (Burke's heraldry, 1844) Motto: "Tereat, luceat, foreat." (Let it hold, shine and flourish.)
It is not definitely know from which of the several illustrious lines of the family in Great Britain the first American families of the name descended, but is practically a certainty that all of them were from a common ancestor of the eleventh century. The members of these families were, for the most part, of nobility and landed gentry of England and Ireland and were very prominent in affairs of State as well as in the military service of their country.
Barnett Kenney served in the American Revolution as Sergent of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line. Three of his sons also served. Joseph was killed in the Revolution according to Challey's records. John served as a private, Captain William Harrod's Company in 1780 at the station near the Falls, in what is now Jefferson and Shelby Counties. (Collins History of Kentucky p. 12) (James Kenney and His Descendants, Corday Leer Buckley, 1944, The Kentuckian-Citizen, Paris, KY.)
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Edition, Part II, Patriot Index p. 1692: Kinney, James Barnett. b. 1720 IR, d p 1782 m Miss Kramer, Sgt Va. Also listed on p.1691 as Kinney, Barnett 1726 IR d p 1786 PA m (1)____ Kramer, (2) Mary____ Sgt CL PA.
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Edition, Part II, Patriot Index p. 1692: Kinney, James Barnett: b. 1720 IR, d. p 1872 m Miss Kramer Sgt. VA
Gerome may be spelled with as Jerome. It appears like that on some records.spouse: Roberts, Cloie (1870 - 1899)
James J. or G. Kenney was born in Nicholas County, KY. His wife Cloie Roberts was born in Nicholas County, KY. They lived in KY. until 1897 when the family moved to Bates County. MO., where they lived about a year, then moved to Cass County, MO. James J. Kenney farmed until about 1908, then moved to Garden City, MO. where he worked as a general laborer. James J. Kenney was town Marshall in Garden City for several years. He also ran a restaurant in Garden City for a few months.
He married on April 13th, Edith Johnson, daughter of Captain Andrew and Mary Greg Johnson. She was sister to Margaret Johnson, who married John's father, James Kenney.spouse: Johnson, Edith
He was a Private in Captain Squire Grant's Co., KY Mounted Volunteer Militia, commanded by Colonel William Mountjoy.
James Kenney Jr. died at Fort Defiance on January 30, 1829.
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, Ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin + Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 753. [Nicholas County] [Carlisle City and Precinct]spouse: Parish, Mary (? - 1848)
JUDGE JAMES MADISON KENNEY, retired farmer, P. O. Carlisle, was born near Paris, on the Stoner, April 5, 1810. His father was James, born at same place. His mother was Edith Johnson, born upon the south branch of the Potomac, but at a very early age came with her father Andrew and her mother, who was before marriage a Miss Gregg, and made their settlement upon Green Creek. The parents of our subject had nine children all of whom grew to maturity: Mrs. Alexander Robinson of Seymour, Ind., and James M., the only two now living. He received but about two weeks' schooling on account of the death of his father, the duty of supporting a large family and widowed mother then falling heavily upon him.
According to his statement "he got his education a-running." At twenty-five years of age he could not write his own name, but by persistent energy to acquire a good education, being thus enabled to fill some of the most responsible positions of the county in later years. He began life as a farmer in which he has continued, adding to his possessions from year to year. Was twice married: in September 1833, to Mary Parish, who died May 4, 1848; was a daughter of Nathaniel Parish; his second marriage occurred Feb. 8, 1849, to Harriet B. Dunnington, born in Charles County, Md., June 2, 1819, came to Nicholas County in 1838. Her father was James Dunnington, born in Charles County, Md., March 29, 1781, died May 31, 1852. Her mother was Sally Payne, born in Fairfax County, Va., March 18, 1786, died April 17, 1865. The Paynes related to the one who had a difficulty with Gen. Washington, also, to the Brents, who claim relationship to Pocahontas.
Mr. Kenney served as constable eleven years, from 1840. In 1856 was elected magistrate, serving twelve years, and in 1872 was elected County Judge, filling the unexpired term caused by the resignation of Judge Hargis, after which he was elected for four years to fill the office of Public Administrator. He had by his second marriage five children: William, James M., Ella and Hattie. The fourth child, a daughter, died in young womanhood. His wife and others of the family are members of the Baptist Church, he of the Presbyterian Church, a Christian gentleman, a highly esteemed citizen and "born a Democrat."
By the second marriage there were five children. All the children are buried in Carlisle Cemetery.
James Kenney Sr. was born in Augusta County Virginia, near Staunton. He married there in 1771 to Mary Frame or Froome, daughter of David Frame and for whom she named her first child, a son. As the records show, James Kenney came to Boonsborough in 1776 and he saw the fertility of the soil and the beauty of the country. After returning to Virginia and taking part in the Revolution, he returned to Kentucky, bringing his family with him. Polly Kenney, the fourth child, told her children she remembered the long trip on horseback as she sat in front of her father in the same saddle. (CLB)spouse: Frame, Mary (1747 - 1796)
Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Edition, Part II, Patriot Index p. 1692: Kinney, James 1-29-1752 va, D. 3/13/1814 KY m (1) Mary Frame, (2) Margaret Johnston, Pvt VA.
VolCXXV p. 104, 124001-125000, 1916 James Kinney (1752-1814) enlisted in Virginia in Capt. Joseph Crockett's Company, 7th Virginia regiment, commanded by Lieut. Col. Holt Richeson, Also No. 110361. And also, "Captain James C. Kenney served in the Revolutionary war in Captain Joseph Crockett's Company, 7th Virginia commanded by Lt Col Holt Richeson, as a mere boy. Reinlisted in 1778, taken prisoner Oct 4, 1778 at Germantown." from DAR membership application dated 6/15/1914.
At the close of the Revolutionary War James Kenney, who held the office of Captain in the army, removed from Virginia, his native state, and settled on a farm about three miles from what is now known as Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. He was a successful farmer, raising large crops of hemp, then a comparatively new staple in the State; he was twice married, the first wife was a Miss Frame, of Virginia, and the second wife was Miss Margaret Johnson, of Nicholas County, Ky. He had sixteen children.
Notes from Susan Hard 1997: LDS records indicate that John C. "Captain" Kenney was likely James Kenney Sr, second son of James Barnett Kenney. He would have been approximately 23-27 years old (rather than 16) at the time of the land purchase in the mid 1770s and would have been married and had 3 children by that time. The younger John Kenney, son of James Sr. and father of Isaac, was not born until 1775 and would have been a very young child at the time of the land purchase.
The father of John C. Kenney came from Virginia to Kentucky about 1775-1779, bringing John C with him. He purchased land two miles from the present site of Paris, KY. The father and son established a camp in the wilderness and then the father returned to Virginia to bring he rest of the family to their new home, leaving John C, then just 16 years old, in the camp alone for 60 days. during that time John C. caught sight of a man across a creek, about a mile from camp, but could not see the man plainly enough to know if he was a white man or Indian. He saw no other human being during the time that his father was away. John C. Kenney was known as Captain Kenney, probably because he served in the State Militia.
In the "History of Bourbon County," James Kenney is listed along with the first people to raise corn, a quarter acre each. (p.70) "The first corn ever raised in Bourbon County was in 1775, by John Cooper, near Hinkston Creek. Thomas Whitledge, James Kenney and several others raised corn on a quarter an acre or two each.
From the record of will abstracts. Kenney Sr., James, of Bourbon County. - (Will copy certified by Thomas P. Smith, D.C.B.C. and donated by Mrs. B.F. Buckley, Lexington, KY.). Will written March 12, 1814. Names wife, Peggy, sons John, Victor, Joseph, Moses, Napoleon, Daughters, Maria, Abbe, Helena, Cordee and Peggy. Daughters Sally Barnett, Elisabeth Trotter, Nancy Rhodes, and Polly Hildreth. Exec's Wife Peggy Kenney, James Hughes and John Barnett. Witnesses, Thomas Rogers, Josiah McDowell and Alexander Barnett: Will of James Kenney, deceased proved June Court , 1814.
Abstracts for Bourbon County, Kentucky, Master Commissioner's Deed Book "A", page 70.
James Kenney's (Sr.) heirs, John Kenney, Moses Kenney, Victor Kenney, Joseph Kenney, Napoleon Kenney, John Barnette and Sally Barnett, James Trotter and Elizabeth Trotter, late Elizabeth Kenney, William Hildreth and Polly Hildreth, late Polly Kenney, Nancy Rhodes, late Nancy Kenney, Maria Kenney, Helena Kenney, Abigail Kenney. Cordelia Kenney; and children of James Kenney, dec'd who was the son of James Kenney, via Dosia Kenney, Nathan Kenney, Eli Kenney, Polly Kenney, Archibald Kenney, Eda Kenney, James Kenney, Madison Kenney, Amanda Kenney; and David Kenney's children Polly, Elizabeth, John, Sally, Moses Jr. and Elam, Peggy Kenney, Maria Kenney, Helena Kenney, Abigail Kenney. According to notes in the "Kenney Genealogy," John C. Kenney is the same as James Kenney. This was copied from Kenney Bible of Corday Leer Buckley.
Notes from the Kenney Genealogy Information from this record has been obtained from old letters, Bible statistics and recollections or some of the elder members who are still living (Kenney family), and by the help of the present generation in giving their own family records. This information has been gathered and arranged by Melinda B. Kenney, Edward Kenney and his wife Martha J. Kenney.
Marriage Index: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN, 1720-1926 Kenney, James Spouse : Johnson, Margaret Marriage date : Jun 17, 1799
The consent of her father to this marriage is in the Bourbon County court House, but dated in Montgomery County. About 1811, John Kenney moved his family to Ralls county, Missouri. His wife died in 1822, a few years after they moved west. (CLB)spouse: Johnson, Mary Polly (? - 1822)
John Kenney went from Kentucky to near Hannibal MO. about 1820 with his second wife and his three sons. Willis and Isaac Kenney returned to Kentucky when Isaac was about 18 years old. Their father and their half brother Fontain Kenney stayed near Hamilton, MO. John Kenney and his sons were all born in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
John C. Kenney seems to be the same James Kenney Sr. **Captain John Kenney was the son of James C. Kenney Sr m. Mary Frame.
Was killed in the revolution according to Challey's records.
July 15, 1782 James Kenney, oldest brother of Jospeh Kenney, who died in Continental Service, has it certified in order to obtain land. (Chronicles of the Scotch- Irish Settlement in Virginia, p 231.)
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, Ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin + Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 599. [Scott County] [Georgetown City and Precinct]spouse: Lander, Lavinia (1808 - )
The twelfth child of James Kenney was Joseph B. Kenney, the subject of our sketch, who was born Jan. 19, 1806. On his father's farm he remained till [sic] he reached his majority, when, on March 8, 1827, he married Miss Lavinia Lander, and with her removed to the adjoining county of Scott; purchasing about 360 acres in the Dry Run neighborhood, where the Burchs, Burbridges and other influential families were living; to these acres he added others, from time to time, till [six] he possessed 1400 acres, which were all under his personal successful management; besides this land he owned a number of slaves, about forty of whom were set free by Lincoln's famous Proclamation. Together with the special farming business, Mr. Kenney engaged largely in buying and selling hogs, and for about twenty years he packed hogs with the Messers. S. Davis + Co., of Cincinnati. In 1858 Mr. Kenney gave up his home in the country and the occupations, which for near half a century had interested him, to moved into Georgetown, in order to co-operate with the Pastor of the Presbyterian Church and other in the establishment of a female Seminary in that city; but this undertaking, by reason of circumstances beyond his control, was not permanently successful; the Seminary, after doing some good work, ceased to be one of the institutions of the place; still Mr. Kenney remained in town (where he now resides) identified with other public interests; he has been a Director of the Farmer's Bank, of Ky., President of the Lexington + Covington Turnpike Company, Magistrate of the county, and Trustee of the town, usefully and honorably discharging the duties belonging to these several positions. In no department of activity has Mr. Kenney's life been more conspicuous than in that connected with the Church; for fifty years he has been a communicant in the Presbyterian Church; for over forty-five years he has held office in this church, and for many years he has been an efficient Ruling Elder; his liberality to the cause, his fidelity to his church, his zeal for its welfare, none, who knew Mr. Kenney could for one moment question; he is truly a pillar in the church; strong, even though the weight of years is upon him. Mr. Kenney has had ten children, six of whom are now living; they have married into other good families of the State, making the family connection a large one. James H. Kenney, the oldest son, married Miss Elenor W. Graves; Margaret married B. C. Glass, Esq.; Sallie F. married Joseph Force, Esq.; Joseph F. married Miss Mollie Thomas; Napoleon B. married Miss Lizzie Rankin; Charles V. married Miss Mollie Grissim; Alice married Hon. S. M. Davis, and Victor M. married Miss Agnes Warren. Greatly blessed and a blessing, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Kenney are enjoying a green old age.
Biographical Encyclopedia of Kentucky of the Dead and Living Men of the Nineteenth Century, Cincinnati, Ohio, Armstrong + Company, 1878.
His father, James Kenney was a Virginian who settled, in 1781 on the banks of Stoner River, in Kentucky. He was twice married; first to Miss Froome, and afterwards to Margaret Johnson, be each of whom he had eight children, Joseph B. was the fourth child by the second wife. His father was considered one of the finest farmers of his day. He died when Joseph was but eight years old. The early education of Joseph B. Kenney was quite moderate, and the early years of his life were passed on a farm. Upon the death of his father, the five sons inherited a large farm of two thousand acres, which they divided among themselves. Joseph at once became an enterprising farmer and stock breeder upon a large scale, raising sheep, cattle, hogs and mules. He drove his own cattle and hogs to market-first in Virginia and the South, and finally to Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1820, he sold out in Bourbon County and moved to Scott County, when he divided his property among his children and settled in Georgetown. He was a magistrate for sixteen years, under the old Constitution. He also served for eight years after the adoption of the new constitution. He was for sixteen years a director of the Lexington and Covington Turnpike Company, and for twenty-one years more, the president of that corporation. He has been for ten years a trustee of the town in which he resides, and has always been identified with the progressive enterprises of his neighborhood. He was the first man in his county who used the following methods of sowing wheat; He sowed the wheat in a field which had grown corn the previous season, and which had been left standing in the stalk, and the hogs, as they ate the standing corn trampled down the wheat into the ground. This method has since been largely adopted. He has been a member of the Presbyterian church for forty years, In March, 1827 he married Lavinia, daughter of Henry Lauder, a farmer of Bourbon county, who was considered one of the neatest farmers of that vicinity. By this marriage he had ten children, nine of whom united with the Presbyterian Church and grew up useful and honored members of society. Six of his children now survive: Margaret A., widow of B. C. Glass; James H., who married Norah Graves: Sallie, wife of Joseph Force; Charles O., who married Miss Grisham; Alice V., wife of Samuel Davis; and victor m., who married Alice Warren of Illinois. These all live in Scott County, except Victor M. Kenney, who lives in the State of Illinois.
LDS reference TH5C-2B
Joined NSDAR # 91659, Charles Lander line.spouse: Davis, Samuel Marshall
Birth record in a family bible shows a birth date of March 8, 1895. The Kenney Family History shows a birth date of March 7, 1898.
Luna (Aunt Tune) was born near Garden City, Cass County, Missouri, and attended Rural Grade School. She graduated from Butler, Mo. High School in 1917, then attended Central Missouri State Teacher's College, Warrensbury, MO, Phillips University, Enid, OK, and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA., at intervals from 1918 to 1934. Luna graduated from New York School of Social Work, 1939. She taught school in Missouri and in Oklahoma from 1917 to1921. She attended Missouri School of Social Economy the summer of 1921.
She was the social worker for the American Red Cross, Harrisonville, MO. from autumn of 1921 to spring of 1923. Still with the Red Cross, she was Psychiatric Social Worker in U.S. Veteran's Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, 1923 and Perry Point, Maryland 1924. Luna was a Medical Worker in National Soldier's Home, Dayton, Ohio until 1926. From July, 1926 to October, 1928, Luna was Medical Case Worker in the Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. She was Case Worker in Mother's Assistance Fund , October 1928 to January, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA. From January 1930 to October 1938, she was Executive Secretary of the First and Sunnyside Day Nursery, Philadelphia, PA. Luna did survey work for the Child Welfare League of America the summer of 1939. She was temporary Executive of Girl's Bureau. Kansas City, MO., October 1, 1939 to Jan 1, 1940, then Executive secretary of Children's Service Association, Kansas City, MO. to January 1, 1941. From April 20, 1942 she was Executive Secretary of Family and Children's Service, Evansville, Indiana, until December 196?.
Lune E. Kenney is the author of "Foster Day Care." (1934) and "A Ten Year Experiment in Foster Day Care." (1939)
Luna resigned from the office of Executive Secretary of Family and Children's Service, Evansville, Indiana, in December 1960, after eighteen years of service. In that time she was instrumental in setting up the Neighborhood House and ran it in conjunction with the Family and Children's Service until until it was decided to make it a separate agency under the Community Chest, Feb. 1, 1961. Luna became Director of Family and Children's Service, Youngstown, Ohio. At the time of this writing (1963), the two agencies were being merged.
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Individual: Kenney, Luna Birth date: Mar 7, 1898 Death date: Feb 1987 Social Security #: 317-32-2940 Last residence: MO 64183 State of issue: IN
Lutie Izorah Kenney was born in Aurora, MO. She moved with her father's family to California in 1919. she graduated form Jefferson High School, Los Angeles, CA in 1929. and from Northwest Christian College, Eugene, Oregon in 1936. Lutie and her husband, Russell were married by her father in Los Angeles, CA.spouse: Boatman, Russell (1914 - )
Len's employers in Philadelphia were Dr. James F. Lewis and Dr. George S. Rothmeyer.
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Individual: Kenney, Malinda Birth date: Sep 29, 1886 Death date: Aug 1987 Social Security #: 496-16-2935 Last residence: MO 64105 State of issue: MO
LDS reference TH5C-5R
Notes from Susan Hard show marriage to May Joy Robinett. FTM CD Rom "Marriages in Bourbon County" list "Miariah Kenney married Moses Robinett July 13, 1816.spouse: Robinett, Moses Joseph (1796 - )
May be Marthy Kenney.
Martha and Frank were twins.
Poly was still living in 1841 because she named her new grandson, James Yarnell (second son of Dorcus) for her father. That grandson could later remember her funeral. She died at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hildreth McDowel, and is buried near Indiana, Vermillion county, Illinois. (CLB)spouse: Hildreth, William (? - 1816)
LDS reference TH5B-ZR
Monroe Leer Kenney was born in Fleming County, Kentucky. He moved with his father's family to Cass County, Missouri in 1895. He had typhoid fever followed by pneumonia and passed away in August, 1898.
Moses Kenney moved to IL and was the founder of Kenney, IL.spouse: Catherine, ? (~1807 - )
James Kenney would not give his consent to marriage of daughter, Nancy, to Jonas Rhodes, a soldier, and told her never to see him again. She and Jonas arranged to meet under a certain tree by the road, some say "six months," some say "one year" from the date of parting and, if at the end of that period, each felt the same devotion for the other, her trousseau, placed in a bag or sheet, was to be hung by one in her confidence, in the branches of that tree so that Jonas, riding under the boughs, would see or be brushed by the tree's unusual fruit. In that year, neither Nancy or Jonas saw each other nor communicated with the other; but at the end of the year, the cloths made for her trousseau were hanging in the tree as Jonas Rhodes rode under it. Nancy appeared, got up behind him on the horse and rode away and they were married in the nearest town in Bath county, Kentucky, in 1809. Her father left her $300.00 in his will, but she got little of that nor as much from the estate of her late husband Lt. Jonas Rhodes.spouse: Rhodes, Jonas (1784 - <1853)
Nancy Ellen Kenney was born in Flemming county, Kentucky. She moved with her parents to Cass County, MO. in 1895.spouse: Davis, David Morris (1865 - 1924)
The information from this branch is from notes from the "Bible record of Napoleon B. Kenney" found in the Frankfort library. bible owned by the late Mrs Shropshire, (Lexington, KY).spouse: Thornberry, Elizabeth Ann (1801 - 1884)
Birthday also listed as Nov.1, 1802.spouse: Johnson, Rachel
Born in Sturgis, Kentucky. Her parents returned to Missouri when she was less than a year old. She lived with the family in Missouri and Kansas, then moved to Texas with them in 1935. Her husband Robert Van Burkleo was born in Detroit, Texas. They lived in Mercedes, TX. For many years Bob worked with the Hidalgo - Cameron county Water District # 9. Later he owned a Texaco service station, Mercedes, Texas.spouse: Van Burkleo, Robert (1902 - 1962)
After Bob's death, Nell worked for Chester Cotter as a bookkeeper for Mobile Oil Company.
From a newspaper, probably Mc Allen, 2/6/1938. The home of Rev. and Mrs. Kenney, 304 North Eleventh Street, was the scene of a pretty wedding Sunday at 8:30 P.M., when their daughter, Nellie Porter, became the bride of Robert H. Van Burkleo of Mercedes. The marriage vows were read by the father of the bride. The simple ring ceremony was used with the ring being made from the engagement ring molded from the engagement ring used by the bride's grandmother.
The bride was attractive in a gown of blue taffeta with which she wore accessories of blue and a corsage of sweetheart roses.
Decorations in the living room were formed of roses and orange blossoms.
A light supper course was served following the rites with Mrs Clifton Holloman of Mercedes presiding at the coffee service. Mrs Kenney was assisted in the hostess duties by Mrs Soloman Dunn of Mc Allen and Miss Reve Campbell, formerly of Arcadia, Kansas.
About twenty guests were present.
Mr and Mrs Van Burkleo will be back at home to their friends at the Blackwell Apartment on south Texas Ave in Mercedes.
She married Warren Wheeler about 1975 and moved to a farm near Donna, TX. After Warren's death in 1986, Nell moved back to Mercedes, in the Queen's City area.
Robert Floyd Kenney was born in the Community Clinic, Clinton, MO.
Robert R. Kenney was born in Bourbon county, KY, and moved with his father's family to Cass County, Mo. in1895. Lena Oglesby was born on a farm in Cass County, MO and lived there until grown when her parents moved to Garden City, MO. Robert Kenney worked for years in the livery business of his wife's father in Garden City. First in the horse and buggy days and later in the auto livery. He and his family moved to Appleton city, MO, in March 1927 where he worked in a hardware store. In Feb. 1938 they moved to Clinton, MO. Here he worked in a Western Auto Store and later for Consalus + Peck Undertaking Co. where he is still employed. Robert Kenney is a licensed Mortician.spouse: Oglesby, Lena Frances (1889 - 1948)