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Re: JOHN KENNY 1831-1920 Hamden, CT
Posted by: William Kenny Date: April 30, 2001 at 06:56:22
In Reply to: JOHN KENNY 1831-1920 Hamden, CT by Helen Purcell Montag of 1417

This may be a long-shot but a Thomas Kenny sponsored my GGF in marriage in Ohio in 1898...and I believe he was already in the area upon my GGFs arrival (see below)...


My GGF was John Joseph Kenny born in Roscommon, Erie on October 25, 1869. He emmigrated to Ashtabula, Ohio by 1895 and married Mary Doran (Wexford)in 1898. Unfortunately, all of the more specicic info concerning Kenny family in Ireland was lost...

It seems very clear that family was Hy Many (Ui Maine - O' Cionaoith clan) and most likely located for most history more south in Roscommon (or southeast Galway) and associated with the O'Maddens.

The one clue that I have is the components of the our Kenny Family Name Coat of Arms may be slightly unique from many -
The Shield is: Gold and blue with a fleur de lis between three crescents.
The Crest is: A hand grasping a roll of parchment.
The motto is: "Vincit Veritas" - Truth conquers (I've seen others with "Teneat Luceat Floreat" but don't know what the difference would be...?)

While most of this about the crest is typical for this clan, the unique thing about ours would appear to be that it has a "chief" banner at the top of the shield (below the helm). On the chief is a hound chasing a stag.

Does this sound familiar or recognizable to anyone? Is there any way to use this to help locate parish or township?

I would appreciate any help and will respond / reciprocate to all...Thanks!


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