Looking for Co Waterford Kennedys from Comeragh mountains area; William Kennedy emigrated to Connecticut in 1880

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My Kennedy family was from Hartford, Connecticut.  The first Kennedy in our tree who came to America was William Kennedy, who came in 1880 from Mayfield (a/k/a Rocketscastle), outside of Portlaw, in the Comeragh Mountain area of Co. Waterford, Ireland. He had been a gardener at Curraghmore, Lord Waterford's estate. His father was Morgan Kennedy, and while my research may not be quite correct, I am confident he came from a line of 2 previous Morgan Kennedys, with the earliest identified ancestor being Richard Kennedy of Rathmaiden and Whitestown, who died around 1772.

If you have any information about Kennedys or Drohans in the Portlaw, Rathgormack, Clonea-Power, and Carrick-beg areas, please contact me.  Thank you.
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William P Kennedy

United States Census, 1880

Name William P Kennedy
Event Type Census
Event Date 1880
Event Place Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Gender Male
Age 35
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Occupation Plumber
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Self
Birth Year (Estimated) 1845
Birthplace Ireland
Father's Birthplace Ireland
Mother's Birthplace Ireland
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 287
Person Number 0
Volume 1






William P Kennedy Self M 35 Ireland
Mary E Kennedy Wife F 29 Massachusetts, United States
Anna M Kennedy Daughter F 8 Connecticut, United States
William P Kennedy Son M 6 Connecticut, United States
Mary Kennedy Daughter F 3 Connecticut, United States
Michael Kennedy Other M 60 Ireland


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United States Census, 1880

District ED 14
Sheet Number and Letter 287A
Household ID 5294474
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T9
Affiliate Film Number 0098
GS Film Number 1254098
Digital Folder Number 005157337
Image Number 00017

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFCF-VFH : 14 July 2016), William P Kennedy, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district ED 14, sheet 287A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0098; FHL microfilm 1,254,098.

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