Posted By:Annie Carlile
Subject:Re: James Kennedy
Post Date:December 03, 2012 at 06:32:06
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Hi. I'm not related to this family. Here is their marriage from the Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967:

James Kennedy (widower of Ann Quigley)
m. 11 Jan 1859 St-Malachie, Dorchester County, Quebec
Ann Sheehey (James Sheehy & Ann Rating or Kating)

Saint Malachie is a village in the Township of Frampton in the County of Dorchester, Quebec.

"Dorchester County

The region of St-Malachie, originally called East Frampton, owes its development to a great number of Irish and Scottish immigrants who fled Europe devastated by the famine in the beginning of the 19th century. About 1806, several families left Ireland in order to settle in Canada, among these emigrants, a great number would settle in the township of St-Malachie, Frampton and surrounding villages. Few Irish live in Frampton today and the townships resembles countless others in rural Québec. Save for the graveyards. Their tombstones recall a past built and sustained by Irish families – names such as O’Neill, Doyle, Fitzgerald, Redmond, Kelly, O’Connell, Corrigan, Dillon, Cullen, Kennedy, Kilcullen, Kinsella, Lonergan, Lyons, O’Farrell, Quigley and many others."

Here is this family in 1861:

1861 Census of Canada about James Kennedy
Name:        James Kennedy
Gender:        Male
Age:        31
Birth Year:        1830
Birthplace:        Ireland
Marital Status:        Married
Home in 1861:        Dorchester, Canada East
Religion:        Roman Catholic
Film Number:        C-1277-1278
Page Number:        31
Household Members: Living in the Township of Frampton       
Name        Age
James Kennedy        31 b. 1830 Ireland; Miller and Port? Master?
Anne Sheehy 23 -wife- b. 1838 Canada
Mary Kennedy 7? b. 1854? Canada
Mary Kennedy 70 b. 1791 Canada

Hope this helps. Annie