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Re: William, b. 1828 PA>IL>NE
Posted by: Jim Smith Date: February 27, 2002 at 17:39:12
In Reply to: Re: William, b. 1828 PA>IL>NE by Dominque Delphine of 543

Hi Dominique,

The wife of William H Mathias is Caroline Kennedy, dau of John Kennedy.

1.       John Kennedy, b. 1797, PA, (son of John Kennedy, Sr) occupation Harness Maker, Tavern Kpr. He married Elizabeth Anderson, ca. 1820, in ?, b. 1802, Johnstown, Cambria Co, PA, occupation Keeps House, d. 1886, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, buried: Orendorff Cemetery, Banner Twp. John died 1874, Monterey, Fulton Co. IL, buried: Orendorff Cemetery, Banner Twp.
                            Children:
                       i       _____ Kennedy, occupation Soldier in Mexican War, d. 1844, Died in the Army.
               2.       ii       James Shannon Kennedy b. 25 Aug 1826.
               3.       iii       Anderson Kennedy b. 1832.
               4.       iv       Caroline Kennedy b. 1834.
               5.       v       Barbara Ann Kennedy b. 1836.
               6.       vi       Mary Elizabeth Kennedy b. 7 Feb 1841.
                       vii       _____ Kennedy, d. bef 1926.
                       viii       _____ Kennedy, d. bef 1926.
                       ix       _____ Kennedy, d. bef 1926.

Second Generation

2.       James Shannon Kennedy, b. 25 Aug 1826, PA, occupation Harness Maker, Grocerman. He married Mary Elizabeth Rupe, 26 Jul 1855, in Fulton Co, IL, b. 24 Jul 1836, OH, (daughter of Andrew J Rupe and Sarah (Sally) Aleshire) occupation Keeps House, d. 17 Dec 1904, Monterey, Banner Twp, Fulton Co, IL, buried: 19 Dec 1904, Orendorff Cemetery. James died 14 Feb 1895, Monterey,Fulton Co, IL, buried: Orendorff Cem, Orion Twp, Fulton Co, IL.
                            Children:
                       i       James S Kennedy, b. 24 Jul 1856, Banner Twp, Fulton Co, IL, occupation Constable, d. 19 May 1908, Neff farm, Banner Twp, Fulton Co, IL, buried: 20 May 1908, Orendorff Cemetery.
                       ii       Sarah E. Kennedy, b. 1860, Banner Twp, Fulton Co, IL, d. 1880-1945.
                       iii       Clara Kennedy, b. 16 Sep 1862, Fulton Co, IL. She married Curtis Stephen Neff, 28 Aug 1883, in Fulton Co, IL, b. ca 1855, (son of William H Neff) d. aft 1915. Clara died 28 Mar 1910, Graham Hospital, Canton, IL, buried: 31 Mar 1910, Orendorff Cemetery.
               7.       iv       Perry Elsworth Kennedy b. 14 Feb 1863.
                       v       Sophronia Kennedy, b. 1864, IL. She married Byron L. Fillingham, Jan 1888, in Fulton Co, IL, b. 1867, Banner Twp, Fulton Co, IL, (son of John F. Fillingham and Sybil E. Packard) d. aft 1900. Sophronia died aft 1945, Fulton Co. IL?.
                       vi       Maud M Kennedy, b. 1866, IL. She married Joseph Simon Whitmore, 13 Nov 1888, in Fulton Co, IL, d. aft 1888. Maud died 1888-1945, Fulton Co. IL?.
                       vii       John Kennedy, b. 1869, IL, d. aft 1945, Fulton Co. IL?.
               8.       viii       May E Kennedy b. 18 Oct 1872.

3.       Anderson Kennedy, b. 1832, PA, occupation Harness Maker, Farmer. He married Mary J. Morris, 2 Feb 1854, in Monterey, Banner Twp, Fulton Co, IL, b. 1832, NY, d. after 1880. Anderson died 1904, IL?.
                            Children:
                       i       John T. Kennedy, b. 1854, Banner Twp, Fulton Co, IL, d. 26 Jun 1859, Banner Twp, Fulton Co, IL, buried: Orendorff Cemetery, Orion Twp.
                       ii       James C. Kennedy, b. 1857, IL, d. aft 1898, IL?.
               9.       iii       Barbery (Anna Barbara) Kennedy b. 1859.
                       iv       Joseph C. Kennedy, b. 1863, IL, d. aft 1898, IL ?.
                       v       Anthony Sylvester Kennedy, b. 1865, IL, d. aft 1898, IL ?.

4.       Caroline Kennedy, b. 1834, PA. She married William H Mathias, 24 Mar 1853, in Fulton Co, IL, b. 1828, PA, occupation Farmer, d. aft 1880. Caroline died 1907-1926, NE ?.
                            Children:
                       i       John H Mathias, b. 1855, IL, d. aft 1880.
                       ii       Barbara Elizabeth Mathias, b. 1856, IL, d. aft 1880.
                       iii       William H(enry ?) Mathias, jr, b. 1858, IL, d. aft 1880.
                       iv       Benjamin Franklin Mathias, b. 1964, IL, d. aft 1880.
                       v       Mary F Mathias, b. 1867, IL, d. aft 1880.

5.       Barbara Ann Kennedy, b. 1836, PA, occupation Housekeeper. She married William O Williams, 30 Dec 1865, in Fulton Co. IL, b. 1845, OH, IN, (son of _____ Williams and Deida _____) occupation Coal Miner, d. 1929, buried: Maple Ridge Cemetery, Glasford, IL. Barbara died 1880-1926, Fulton Co. IL?.
                            Children:
                       i       Suzzie (Lizzie) M. Williams, b. 1867, IL, d. after 1880.
                       ii       Hattie B. Williams, b. 1868, IL, d. after 1880.
                       iii       William Lester Williams, b. 1870, IL, d. after 1880.
                       iv       Bertie E. Williams, b. 1878, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, d. aft 1880.

6.       Mary Elizabeth Kennedy, b. 7 Feb 1841, Fayette Co, PA. She married Aaron Halsey Smith, 17 Jul 1858, in Monterey, IL, b. 9 Mar 1835, Lubbers Run, Waterloo, NJ, (son of William Oliver Smith and Anna Elizabeth Orts) occupation Coal Miner, d. 24 Sep 1914, 1037 E Chestnut, Canton, IL, buried: 26 Sep 1914, Greenwood Cemetery, Lot N 1/2 59, Div. A. Mary died 16 Jan 1926, Canton, IL, buried: 18 Jan 1926, Greenwood Cemetery, N 1/2 Lot 59, Div A.
                            Children:
               10.       i       John William Smith b. Sep 1859.
               11.       ii       Anna E. Smith b. 18 Jun 1860.
               12.       iii       Aaron Franklin Smith b. 7 Jun 1864.

Caroline's sister, Mary Elizabeth Kennedy, is my gr grandmother.

I have no further information on William Mathias, except that he is listed in 1860 and 1870 in Woodford County, Illinois, and in 1880, in Jefferson County, Nebraska.

Jim Smith



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