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Re: Alexander Adair, ca 1750, Ireland to Laurens District, SC
Posted by: sw (ID *****8133) Date: January 11, 2006 at 05:12:25
In Reply to: Re: Alexander Adair, ca 1750, Ireland to Laurens District, SC by Patricia Stricklin of 6562

Alexander Kennedy was in Charleston, S. C. by January 24, 1764 based on the South Carolina Council Journal, Volume 30, pp.20-31. They had arrived in Charleston on the ship "Prince of Wales" or "Prince Henry", commanded by Capt. James Egger.
(Refer "Belfast Newsletter" index for Capt. James Egger).
There was possibly a James Adair on this ship.

Alexander Kennedy petitioned for 400 acres, indicating he was petitioning 100 acres for himself and 100 acres each for his wife and 5 children under age 16 . The children were listed as Alexander who was over 16 and granted 100 acres for himself in Craven District, per Royal Land Grants, Vol. 15, pp. 564, Elizabeth, Robert, Agnes, William and John. He was granted 400 acres in Granville County on a branch of Great Rocky Creek on Mar. 2 , 1768 , surveyed by John Pickens on July 30, 1767. See Royal Land Grants, Vol. 15, pg. 564 and Land Surveys or Plats, vol . 17, pg 416. This was located in the present Abbeville County.

Alexander Kennedy married in County Antrim, Ireland.
Children from this marriage were:
i. Alexander Kennedy was born on 6 Dec 1743 in County Antrim, Ireland and died on 11 Feb 1826 in Fairfield County, South Carolina at age 82.
ii. Elizabeth Kennedy .
iii. Robert Kennedy .
iv. Agnes Kennedy .
v. William J. Kennedy (born 1751 in in County Antrim Ireland - died 8 Oct 1820 Fairfield Dist. South Carolina)
vi. John W. Kennedy .
There was a Rev. John Kennedy d. 12 Dec 1846 aged 81yrs (bc.1765), in the Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Laurens County, SC. Would he have been related to above Kennedy family who possibly emigrated from Ireland in Dec 1763 with a James Adair ? Thankyou

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