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Kennedy Burying Ground
Location : 1 mile east of Wright City, then south 1/4 mile on the Troy-Dutzow Rd., northwest of the site of Fort Kennedy. Enclosed by concrete wall with wire gate.
provided by Tom Scheerer
Research :
Tom Scheerer at the St. Charles County Historical Society, on July 29, 1998.

Source : Gone But Not Forgotten, by Edna McElhiney. Pages 212-214. Annotated by Tom Scheerer
Abbreviations:
H.StC.M.W = History of St. Charles, Montgomery and Warren Counties
PFM = Pioneer Families of Missouri
 

Headstone Information :

Name birth date death date notes ftm

Thomas Chambers --- Jan. 27, 1866 age 80 yr. Kennedy
Govt marker, Hurls Co., MO M.T.D. Mil. War of 1812; erected by Russell Lewis Ch. U.S.D. of 1812, Wentzville, MO. June 3, 1911 (Ref. Pg. 988 H.StC.M.W.) (Ref. Pg. 208 PFM)

Eleanor Chambers --- March 11, 1878 age 79 yr 8 mo 18 da Kennedy
Eleanor Kennedy, wife of Thomas Chambers; "Faithful unto the end". (Ref. St. Charles Co. marriages.
Eleanor Kennedy & Thomas Chambers, married Sept. 19, 1815.)

John Chambers --- Dec. 30, 1841 age 102 yr. Kennedy
"He was a soldier of the Rev. and served in the War."
Govt. marker, 14 VA.Mil. Rev. War. Erected by the Sarah Bryan Chinn Chpt. D.A.R., Wentzville, MO. June 3, 1911. (Ref. Pg. 988 H.StC.M.W.)

Eliza E. Chambers --- May 16, 1850 age 18 yr 10 mo 18 da Kennedy
d/o Thom. & E. Chambers

Julia A. Chambers --- Sept. 16, 1853 age 31 yr 9 mo 13 da Kennedy
d/o Thom. & E. Chambers

Prospect C. Chambers --- Aug. 9, 1846 age 29 yr 11 mo 16 da Kennedy
doctor (Prospect Kennedy Chambers) s/o Thom. & E. Chambers

Melinda M. Chambers --- May 4, 1860 age 37yr 10 mo 26 da Kennedy
wife of K. Chambers (Kennedy Chambers) (Malinda Martin Gibson)
"She was a tender Mother here, And in her life the Lord did fear, We trust our loss will be her gain, And that with Christ she can reside."

Thomas Kennedy --- Aug. 15, 1823 age 70 yr 4 mo 13 da Kennedy
govt. marker; 12 and 13 Consl’d La. Mil., War of 1812. Erected by Russell Lewis Chpt. U.S.D. of 1812, Wentzville, MO, June 3, 1911. (Ref. Pg. 205, 217 PFM; Pg. 152, 958, 988, 1121 H.StC.M.W.; Pg. 497 Hist. Audrain Co.; Pg. 106, 14th report U.S.D.A.R., 1910-11)

Sarah Oct. 11, 1774 Nov. 11, 1857 83 yr 1 mo Kennedy
wife of Thomas Kennedy (my note : Sarah Gibson, known as Aunt Sallie)
(For interesting story of her bravery, see Mo. Hist. Review, Oct. 1925, pg. 150; Ref. Pg. 212 PFM)

Narcissa Kennedy Feb. 6, 1810 Dec. 16, 1863 age 53 yr 10 mo 16 da Kennedy
d/o T. & S. Kennedy

Abraham Kennedy Aug. 25, 1805 Dec. 4, 1873 age 68 yr 3 mo 9 da Kennedy
"A light from our household is gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our heart, That never can be filled." (Ref. Pg. 218 PFM)

Name birth date death date notes ftm

Robert P. (Pleasant) Kennedy --- June 5, 1844 age 15 mo 26 da Kennedy
s/o A. & J. Kennedy (Abraham Kennedy & Jane Rice)

Jas. Kennedy Kennedy
Govt headstone; Boone’s Co., U.S. Vol. Rangers, War of 1812; erected by the Russell Lewis Chpt. U.S.D. of 1812, Wentzville, MO, June 3, 1911 (Ref. pg. 988 H.StC.M.W.; pg. 220 PFM)

J. Victor Kennedy --- Nov. 17, 1895 age 24 yr 8 mo 15 da Kennedy
(Victor Jubal A. Early Kennedy, b February 02, 1871)

Pleasant Kennedy April 13, 1814 Aug. 24, 1884 age 70 yr 4 mo 11 da Kennedy
(Ref. pg 1067 H.StC.M.W.; pg 496 Hist. Audrain Co.)

Harriete J. Sept. 24, 1824 Feb. 28, 1896 w/o P. Kennedy Kennedy
(Harriet Jane Sullivan) "Rest Mother in quiet sleep, While friends in sorrow o’ver thee weep."
(Ref. pg 186, 218 PFM)

Royal J. Kennedy Jan. 13, 1816 Nov. 14, 1885 age 69 yr 10 mo 1 da Kennedy
(Ref. pg 419 PFM; pg 1121 H.StC.M.W.)

Margaret E. May 5, 1837 Nov. 15, 1886 age 49 yr 6 mo 10 da Kennedy
(Margarette Elizabeth Hutchinson) 2nd wife of R. J. Kennedy; same headstone
(Ref. pg 218 PFM); base of stone standing - two solid pieces, shaft and ornament down.

Caroline S. Oct. 20, 1828 Jan. 17, 1866 age 37 yr 4 mo 28 da Kennedy
1st wife ? of Royal J. Kennedy; name shown as Catherine G. McKinsey in Sitton-Gibson
"She was a tender Mother here, And in her life the Lord did fear, We trust her loss will be her gain, And that with Christ she can reside" (McKezell - 1st wife) (Ref. pg 218 PFM)

John Cass Kennedy March 4, 1846 Aug. 6, 1862 age 16 yr 5 mo 2 da Kennedy
(John Caswell Kennedy) s/o Royal J. & Caroline G. Kennedy

Diann S. Nov. 26, 1811 March 11, 1856 age 44 yr 3 mo 21 da Kennedy
w/o Isaac Kent, Jr. (Dianna S. Kennedy) (Ref. pf 218-9 PFM)

Research: Tom Scheerer, Aug. 24, 2000 at Don Coffer’s home, on old Kennedy homestead.

Source: Letter from Lucille Wiechens.

Prudence Frances Kennedy b Mar. 9, 1837 d Oct. 22, 1860 age 23 yr 7 mo 13 da; Kennedy
d/o Abraham Kennedy & Jane Rice

Joseph M. McConnell --- d Sep. 10, 1850 age 24 yr 9 mo Kennedy
s/o William & R.

Levi McConnell --- d July 7, 1842 22 yr 6 mo 11 da Kennedy
s/o William & R.


Fort Kennedy was on the property of Thomas Kennedy, an American Revolutionary War veteran, a Colonel. The Kennedy property was located about 1 mile east of the current Wright City, and about a ¼ mile south of I-70 (which is also the track for Hwy 40).  The cemetery is on the west side of the Troy-Dutzow Road.  The fort was on the east side and further south, less than a ¼ mile.

Thomas Kennedy lived in Upper Cuivre Township, Territorial County of St. Charles,1817..