I am seeking info on a John Kennedy who (I think) immigrated from Ireland to Pennsylvaina in mid 1700's.

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John's wife was Betsy and they MIGHT have had a son, Andrew.  I have read two accounts, one Andrew was born in Penn and another that he immigrated with John and Betsy.

Anyone have more info please?
WikiTree profile: John Kennedy
in Genealogy Help by Phil Kennedy G2G5 (5.4k points)

Do you have John's birth year or an estimate? Can you say what county and or city he lived in at first in PA? Is he your direct ancestor? 

Thanks for your reply Frank......................

I can't say his birth date but just guessing he would have likely been in his mid 20's in the mid 1700's.  If this is true then he would have been born sometime in the 1720's or 1730's,buty this is only a guess. The only documents I have read only say he was in Pennsylvania in 1754 or 1752.

John is my 4 x great grandfather.  Father of Andrew who is father of Alexander A. who is father of William H who is father of  Walter Oleon who is my grand father.



There's a John Kennedy born 1730 in Pennsylvania.  He married Elizabeth Jimmerson and had a son Andrew.  John was the son of William Kennedy in Ireland and Mary Henderson. The family left Penn and moved to Georgia.
Walter O. Kennedy was 14 in the 1920 NY Census in Orange County. Walter was born in PA. His father, William H. Kennedy, was born in PA. William H. was 52 at the time of the 1920 US Census in Orange Co., NY.

Do you have a birth year for William's father, Alexander A. Kennedy, and what state he was born in?

Are you sure that John Kennedy's wife's first name was Betsy?

I have an affidavit for Revolutanary War Pension that says Andrew was married to a Betsy, so I am Confident of that name.  Andrew left Pa and moved to North Carolina, that is where he was shot in the war.

Must be another Andrew, thanks so much


Walter Oleon Kennedy was born in Blount county Tn, 1878. His father William H was also born in Blount county.

Alexander was also born in Blount 1/5/1802

I am not 100% sure but did read that John's wife is Betsy.

Oh Boy! ! ! !  I have made a mistake here.  I am getting every one CONFUSED

Andrew Kennedy was married to Rachel Penny on 11/17/1784, not married to Betsy.  Betsy was Andrew's mother.  Soooooo sorry.




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Here's an Ancestal File with Andrew and his father John Kennedy. Check it out at: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/MWFF-6HR

It has Andrew born in PA in 1751 and his father, John born PA in 1725. John's wife is Betsy O'Brien, born PA 1727.

Andrew and his wife, Rachel Penny had 2 sons and 6 daughters which are named.

Since the information in Ancestral File is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the file to verify its accuracy.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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William Kennedy, born Ireland 1695, died Bucks, Pennsylvania 1753 married Mary Henderson, born Ireland 1699, died 1760 in South Carolina.  Their son John, born 1730 Bucks, Penn, died 1799, married Elizabeth (Betsy) Jimmerman Had son Andrew among several children. BOOK BY ELIAS DAVIDSON KENNEDY  titled HISTORY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM KENNEDY AND HIS WIFE MARY OR MARIAN HENDERSON FROM 1730 TO 1880.   go to worldcat.org. That's the online catalog libraries use.  Type in title. It will show book's availabity in libraries
by C E G2G6 Mach 3 (36.9k points)

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