Posted By:Mona Sarratt Knight
Subject:Re: Fremont Co. Iowa
Post Date:May 26, 2001 at 14:12:17
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Forum:Fremont County, IA Genealogy Forum
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I'm not related to these families. From the 1881 History of Fremont County: WILLIS W. Kennedy, retired merchant, P.O. Riverton; born Oct 20, 1813, Wake Co., North Carolina. At age 18, entered the gold mines of North Carolina, remaining for three years. Then went to learn the bricklayer's trade, and followed this for 16 years. In 1843 he became a resident of Andrew Co., Missouri, where he engaged in various occupations until 1864, when he moved to Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa, remaining there until 1866, when he came to Sidney. mr. Kennedy was engaged in business of various kinds until 1872, when he retired from active business life. mr. Kennedy was married Nov 13, 1844, to Phebe Carigen of Carter Co., Tennessee. (end)