Elizabeth KENNEDY: Birth: 1800. Death: After 1850
Name: Not Given
Givenname: Not Given
CallNumber: R929.2 P3613d
Addressname: Not Given
Title: GEDCOM file imported on 18 Oct 1999.
Note: REFN: 158Note: 1. Since Stephen was b. 1773 and had 6 children from Sarah before1814, when he m. Mary Hendrix, he probably m. Sarah sometime around1800. Married: ABT 1800
1. The 1880 Lincoln County, Tennessee census indicates that Ezekiel Kennedy's father was born in South Carolina. Nelda Rogers wrote a short biography which states that he was born in North Carolina, possibly Rockingham Co. DesJardins' report on the Kennedys states that Stephen's children older than Elijah were born in North Carolina (the listing shows none older) and younger ones were born in TN. 2. Nelda Rogers' biography states that he lived in Lee Co., VA from 1804 to 1810 and moved to TN in 1811. He was living in Bedford Co., TN in 1815. The DesJardins found Stephen on the 1810 tax list of Lee Co., VA, where he had five horses. 3. The DesJardin report refers (p.17) to a book, "Cannady and Allied Families" by Elizabeth Adams Tissot and Agnes Cannady Cashwell, which deals with the family of Wagstaff and Behethland Cannady, who settled in the area of Raliegh, NC in Granville and Wake Cos. (p.33). 4. Rogers' notes indicate that the 1850 Jackson Co. census shows a Stephen Canada, age 77, b. NC, along with Susan, age 17, and Mary, age 22. The writer believed that this was the older Stephen. The younger Stephen was born in 1811, according to James A. Hedrich and Rogers. 5. Date of death is from both Hedrich and Nelda Rogers. She states that he was possibly buried in the Beech Grove cemetery in Francisco on the AL/TN line, since a number of his descendants are buried there. 6. "Heritage of Madison County" article on the Kennedys, written by Kelly E. Jacks of New Market, AL and provided by Jenine Ireland also states that Stephen was born in NC about 1773, the son of Wagstaff and Behethland Cannaday, which the Jackson Co. branch changed to Kennedy. Wagstaff and Behethland lived in Wake Co., NC, then in TN for a time, then moved to Jackson Co., AL. They were among the earliest settlers in Paint Rock Valley when the first public land sales were held in 1830, where Stephen purchased several tracts near Guess Creek in Paint Rock Valley. Stephen was married twice, but the names of his wives cannot be found. He is known to have had 9 children, with the first 4 thought to have been from the first and 5 from the second: James Wagstaff, b. 1799 NC, d. 8/16/1876 Hindsville, AR; Elijah, b. 1804 VA, d. 1851 Locust Bayou, AR; John, b. 1800-1810, d. 3/11/1849 Little Rock, AR; Stephen b. 11/11/1811 TN, d. 10/24/1890 Francisco, AL; Solomon, b. 1/3/1817 Bedford Co., TN, d. 8/16/1871; Ezekiel, b. 3/11/1819 TN, d. 3/12/121895 Flintville, TN; William, no info given; Samuel, b. 3/12/1825 TN, d. 10/15/1864; Mary, b. 1828; Susan, b. 1833. Stephen died in Jackson Co. about 1855. The LDS Ancestral File submitted by James A. Hedrich and Thomas E. Jacks includes 12 children, with some discrepancies in infomation provided. The info entered with the names comes from the LDS file. 7. Info on place of death from LDS Ancestral File submitted by James A. Hedrich and Thomas E. Jacks.
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