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Re: James F Kennedy - Melissa Jane Parsons Limestone Co.
Posted by: Andrea Avery (ID *****2276) Date: June 26, 2009 at 10:43:31
In Reply to: James F Kennedy - Melissa Jane Parsons Limestone Co. by Lennette Trout of 65481

Hi Lennette!
Have you checked the Family Search Texas Death Certificates? Is that how you got the names? In case you haven't, here's the info:

Name: Reuben Kennedy
Death date: 13 Mar 1967
Death place: Mexia, Limestone, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): white
Age at death: 76 years
Estimated birth year:
Birthdate: 06 Feb 1891
Birthplace: , Limestone Co., Texas
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name:
Father's name: J. F. Kennedy
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name: Melissie Parsons
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Mexia, Limestone, Texas
Cemetery name: Prairie Grove
Burial place: Mexia, Limestone County, Texas
Burial date: 14 Mar 1967
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2138494
Digital GS number: 4027134
Image number: 3329
Reference number: cn 18489
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

The 1900 census of Limestone Co. has them:
3 J-PCT, Series: T623 Roll: 1655 Page: 123

Kennedy , James A., b. Jan. 1848, 54, m. 27 yr., AL-SC-AL, farmer
" " , Melissa J. Wife, b. Sept.(?) 1849, 52, m. 27 yrs. mother 1/1 living, AL-SC-AL
" " , Reuben, b. Feb. 1891, 9, TX-AL-AL

Info is the same in 1910, except James is James F. and Melissa is spelled Malissa. Reuben is still there, and of course everyone is older.

1920 They are in Shiloh in Limestone Co. Reuben has gone (he's in Mexia), but Melissa and James are there together. James is incorrectly indexed as J. R; the census looks to me like J. A. They own the farm.

And bless their hearts, Melissa and James are still there in 1930 in their 80's. It's J.F. and Melissa Jane. Reuben is next door with his family. The birthplace info has changed; now it is is AL-AL-AL (Reuben may have answered the census taker and didn't know). James was married at 24 and Melissa at 22 (which based on their birthdates, means they maried between January and September).

Melissa's death certificate info: (she was 96!)
Name: Melissa Jane Kennedy
Death date: 16 Jan 1946
Death place: Mexia, Limestone, Texas
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): white
Age at death: 96 years 5 months 7 days
Estimated birth year:
Birthdate: 09 Aug 1849
Birthplace: Jefferson Co., Ala.
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse's name:
Father's name: Miles Parsons
Father's birthplace: So. Carolina
Mother's name:
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Housewife
Residence: Mexia, Limestone, Texas
Cemetery name: Praire Grove
Burial place:
Burial date: 17 Jan 1946
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2218230
Digital GS number: 4030509
Image number: 910
Reference number: cn 3886
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

James' death certificate info:
Name: James Franklin Kennedy
Death date: 29 Jul 1932
Death place: Limestone County, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 84 years 6 months 6 days
Estimated birth year:
Birthdate: 23 Jan 1848
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name:
Father's name:
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name:
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Farmer
Residence:
Cemetery name:
Burial place: Prairie Grave
Burial date: 30 Jul 1932
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2135920
Digital GS number: 4163665
Image number: 1743
Reference number: 31117
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Hope this helps! Good luck!
Andrea


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