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Janet (Kennedy) Dixon (abt. 1720)

Janet Dixon formerly Kennedy
Born about in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Baymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 7 Aug 1741 in Voluntown, New London, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Connecticutmap
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Marriage Records

Record #1 [1]

Name: Jennet Kennedy
Marriage Date: 7 Aug 1741
Marriage Place: Voluntown, Connecticut, USA
Spouse: John Dixon

Record #2 [2]

Name: Jennet Kennedy
Gender: Female
Spouse's Name: John Dixon
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 7 Aug 1741
Marriage Place: Voluntown, New London

Janet Kennedy Dixon Facts [3]

  • She was her husband's third wife; they were married by Rev. Samuel Dorrance.
  • In 1747, she, her husband, and their two children moved to Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, to a 100-acre farm owned by her husband.
  • Husband John Dixon died 06 May 1759 in Killingly.
  • She and her husband had 5 children:
William, born 16 November 1742, died March 1746
Mary, born 01 July 1744, died May 1751
James, born 12 April 1746
William Dixon, born 05 April 1748, died 23 October 1809
Mary, born 21 March 1752, married John Ker [sic] of Killingly


I cannot locate a death or burial record for her. She may have remarried after the death of her husband John Dixon who passed away in 1759.

A record in Find A Grave identifies her gravesite with her maiden name on it: Janet Kennedy. There is nothing in the burial record that indicates that the woman who was buried there was actually the Janet Kennedy Dixon of this profile. In fact, the surname Dixon does not appear on the gravestone. Until there is proof that this is the same woman, I removed the death date of 1796 associated with that record.

Her daughter, Mary Dixon Kies, was the first woman in America to apply for and recieve a patent.


  1. Connecticut Church Records, Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013. Original data: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut. See:
  2. Early Connecticut Marriages, Early Connecticut Marriages [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Bailey, Frederic W. Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. See
  3. Treat, John Harvey, Ancestry of Col. John Harvey, of Northwood, New Hampshire, The Harvey book: giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, et al., published in Boston, Massachusetts, 1907.

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