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JOHN CHESTER KENNEDY & MARY P. MASSENGALE

 

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN CHESTER2 KENNEDY (JOHN1) was born 1810 in Jonesboro, Washington Co., TN, and died Bef. 1870 in Houston Co., TX. He married MARY P. MASSENGALE Abt. 1835 in TN. She was born 1815 in TN, and died Bet. 1880 - 1900.

 

Mary Massengale's father was a William Massengale/Massengill born 23 Dec 1782 Jonesboro, Washington Co., TN and died 1851; married 1804 to Deborah Chisholm 1786-1833.  She had two brothers that had Porter in their names: Henry Porter MASSENGILL 17 Feb. 1803 and William Porter MASSENGILL b: 20 MAR 1819 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.


Mary Massengale's grandfather was John D. Chisholm who was also grandfather to Jessie Chisholm of the Chisholm Trail fame. John D. Chisholm's third wife was a Cherokee, Deborah Chisholm was from his 2nd wife Elizabeth Sims. John D. Chisholm had quite a history involving the Blount Rebellion where he and his father-in-law tried to create a separate country in Florida for Cherokees and Creeks.

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FACT #1: 1850 Dist. 4 Polk Co., TN: KENNEDY, John C., 41, farmer, 10000, TN; Polly, 35, TN; Kate, 14, TN; Mary, 13, TN; Rebecca, 12, TN; John, 8, TN; Jane, 6, TN; Eliza, 4, TN; KENNEDY, John, 75, m, Lawyer, b.PA.

FACT #1 b: 1860 Censua - Augusta: KENNEDY, Jno. C, 51, farmer, 9951/38900, TN; Mary, 45, h/w, TN; Eliza, 14, TN; CONNER, A.J., 27, 400/3400, SC; Jane, 16 TN

FACT #1 c: 1870 Census - Augusta: KENNEDY, M.P., 55, f, k/h, 2100/2375, TN. Living next to son John.

FACT #1 d: 1880 Beat #2, Houston Co., TX: KENNEDY, M.?., white female, 65, k/h, TN; CONNER, Jennie, 14, gr-dau, TX; Jamees O/A, 11, TX; ROBINS, R.P., 33, son-n-law, farming, GA: McINTOSH, N., 28, labor; WHITSON, Elzab, 33, servant; WHITSON, Henrietta, 6, dau.

FACT #2: John Chester Kennedy of Tennessee moved his family to Texas after they appear on the 1850 Polk Co., TN Census and settled near Jacksonville. Later they moved tothe area around Weches and ran a ferry across the Neches River near what is now the Neches Rive

Children of JOHN KENNEDY and MARY MASSENGALE are:

i. KATE3 KENNEDY, b. 1836, TN.

ii. MARY KENNEDY, b. 1837, TN.

iii. REBECCA KENNEDY, b. 1838, TN.

2. iv. JOHN KENNEDY, b. Feb 1842, TN; d. 1905, Houston Co., TX.

3. v. JANE KENNEDY, b. 1844, TN.

vi. ELIZA KENNEDY, b. 1846, TN.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN3 KENNEDY (JOHN CHESTER2, JOHN1) was born Feb 1842 in TN, and died 1905 in Houston Co., TX. He married JOSEPHINE E. WALL 1866, daughter of CHARLES WALL and ELIZA MCLEAN. She was born 23 Oct 1845 in Harrison Co., TX, and died 03 Aug 1934 in Houston Co., TX.

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Burial: Augusta Cemetery, Houston Co., TX

FACT #1: 1870 Houston Co., TX - Augusta: KENNEDY, John, 28, farmer, TN; Josephine, 24, k/h, 1500/820, TX; Mary, 8/12, TX. Living next to mother... other side lived A.T. Massengale.

FACT #1 b: 1880 pct 2 Houston Co., TX: KENNEDY, John, 37, farm, TN TN TN; Josephine, 34, TX TN TX; Mary, 10, TX; Charles W., 8, TX; John C., 6, TX; James M.L., 4, TX; Fannie C., 1, TX; HENLEY, Marion, 21, servant, TX; WALL, Eliza, f, 52, mother-n-law, TX, NC, ?

FACT #1 c: 1900 pct 2 Houston Co., TX: KENNEDY, John, Feb1844 56, m34yr, TN PA TN; Josephine, wife, Oct1846 53, 10ch 6live, TX TN TX; Chas. W., son, Feb1872 28, TX; Jas. McL, son, Feb1876 24, TX; Fannie, dau, Jan1879 21, TX; Blanch B., dau, Jan1881 19, TX; Sam C., so

FACT #1 d: 1910 pct. 5.. Houston Co., TX: KENNEDY, Josephine E., 64, wd, 10ch 5liv, TX TN TX; Blanch, dau, 28, s, TX TN TX

FACT #1 e: 1920 Grapeland, pct. 5.. Houston Co., TX: KENNEDY, Joe, Mrs., 74, wid,; Blanch, dau, 39, s.

FACT #1 f: 1930 Grapeland city, pct. 5.. Houston Co., TX: KENNEDY, Joe, 84, wd, TX; Blanche, 48, s, TX, Saleslady.

More About JOSEPHINE E. WALL:

Burial: Augusta Cemetery, Houston Co., TX

FACT #1: 1860 Augusta, Houston Co., TX: WALL, Eliza, 34, farmer, 6900/21580, TX; Josephine, 14, TX; Wm., 9, TX; Mary, 7, TX.

FACT #2: Death Certificate: Place; Grapeland, Houston Co., TX: Name; Josephine W. Kennedy: female, white, widowed: husband; John Kennedy: birth Oct. 23, 1845: death; Aug 3, 1934: age 88yrs 10mo: Cause of death; Cerebral Hemmoridge: Birthplace; Harrison County: Fath

Children of JOHN KENNEDY and JOSEPHINE WALL are:

i. MARY4 KENNEDY, b. 1869, TX; m. Dr. HALL WILSON, 04 Jan 1889, Houston Co., TX.

4. ii. CHARLES WALL KENNEDY, b. 25 Feb 1872, Augusta, Houston Co., TX; d. 26 Aug 1952, Houston Co., TX.

iii. JOHN CHESTER KENNEDY, b. 24 Feb 1874, TX; d. 29 Jan 1958, Grapeland, Houston Co., TX; died at his residence; m. CLARA RICE; b. 17 Dec 1875, Crockett, Houston Co., TX; d. 22 Oct 1953, Crockett Medical & Surgical Hospital, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

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Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX

FACT #1: 1900 Houston Co., TX.... John C. Kennedy, partner, 1874, 26, TX TN TX, occupation Merchant. in the house of Silas & Julie Holcomb.

FACT #1 b: 1920 pct 5 Grapeland Houston Co., TX: KENNEDY, J.C., 47, TX; Clara, wife, 43, TX

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Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX

5. iv. JAMES MCLEAN KENNEDY, b. 05 Feb 1874, TX; d. 04 Oct 1909.

v. FANNIE C. KENNEDY, b. 03 Jan 1879, TX; d. 06 Mar 1961, Grapeland, Houston Co., TX; m. Dr. P.H. STAFFORD.

More About FANNIE C. KENNEDY:

Burial: Grapeland City Cemetery, Grapeland, Houston Co., TX

vi. BLANCHE KENNEDY, b. 01 Jan 1881, Augusta, Houston Co., TX; d. 06 Sep 1972, Crockett Nursing Center, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

More About BLANCHE KENNEDY:

Burial: Augusta Cemetery, Houston Co., TX

Occupation: Teacher

vii. SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM KENNEDY, M.D., b. 25 Aug 1883, Augusta, Houston Co., TX; d. 23 Jul 1970, Houston County Hospital, Crockett, Houston Co., TX; m. EULA RIALL HOLLINGSWORTH; b. 18 Mar 1895, TX; d. 09 Nov 1994, Houston Co., TX.

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Burial: Grapeland City Cem., Grapeland, Houston Co., TX

FACT #1: As a young man, Samuel Cunningham Kennedy taught school in Augusta, then in Grapeland. After receiving his degree in medicine he returned to Grapeland to practice medicine for more than fifty years.

More About EULA RIALL HOLLINGSWORTH:

Burial: Grapeland City Cem., Grapeland, Houston Co., TX

viii. EUNICE KENNEDY, b. 09 Jul 1886, Houston Co., TX; d. 07 Nov 1887, Houston Co., TX.

More About EUNICE KENNEDY:

Burial: Augusta Cemetery, Houston Co., TX

ix. EULA KENNEDY, died in infancy.

x. ELIZA KENNEDY, died in infancy.

 

3. JANE3 KENNEDY (JOHN CHESTER2, JOHN1) was born 1844 in TN. She married A.J. CONNER. He was born 1833 in SC.

Child of JANE KENNEDY and A.J. CONNER is:

i. JENNIE4 CONNER.

 

Generation No. 3

4. CHARLES WALL4 KENNEDY (JOHN3, JOHN CHESTER2, JOHN1) was born 25 Feb 1872 in Augusta, Houston Co., TX, and died 26 Aug 1952 in Houston Co., TX. He married NEZZIE E. KEISLER, daughter of DR. KEISLER and AMANDA BARR. She was born 10 Oct 1876 in SC, and died 14 Oct 1940 in Houston Co., TX.

More About CHARLES WALL KENNEDY:

Burial: Grapeland City Cem., Grapeland, Houston Co., TX

FACT #1: 1930 Grapeland, Houston Co., TX: KENNEDY, Charlie W., 55, m@31, TX TN TX, retail merchant; Nezzie, wife, 53, m@27, SC SC SC; Charlie W, Jr., son, 21, s, TX; Ruth, dau, 20, s, TX; John C., son, 15, TX

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Burial: Grapeland City Cem., Grapeland, Houston Co., TX

Children of CHARLES KENNEDY and NEZZIE KEISLER are:

6. i. CHARLES WELDON5 KENNEDY, b. 1908, TX.

ii. RUTH KENNEDY, b. 14 Feb 1910, TX; d. 04 Apr 1990.

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Burial: Grapeland City Cem., Grapeland, Houston Co., TX

iii. JOHN CHESTER KENNEDY, b. 1915, TX; m. VIRGINIA SCOTT.

 

5. JAMES MCLEAN4 KENNEDY (JOHN3, JOHN CHESTER2, JOHN1) was born 05 Feb 1874 in TX, and died 04 Oct 1909. He married ELEANOR MCMILLAN, daughter of WILLIAM MCMILLAN and MODDLE LONG. She was born 02 Apr 1883 in TX, and died 20 Oct 1954 in Grapeland, Houston Co., TX.

More About JAMES MCLEAN KENNEDY:

Burial: Augusta Cemetery, Houston Co., TX

More About ELEANOR MCMILLAN:

Burial: Augusta Cemetery, Houston Co., TX

Children of JAMES KENNEDY and ELEANOR MCMILLAN are:

i. MALCOLM GRAHAM5 KENNEDY, b. 27 Oct 1906, Grapeland, Houston Co., TX; d. 02 Mar 1958, Hockley Co., TX; plane crash in field, Pct. #5; m. POLLY PRIDGEN.

More About MALCOLM GRAHAM KENNEDY:

Burial: Tech Memorial Cemetery, Levelland, TX

FACT #1: At time of death, lived at Levelland, TX.

Occupation: Dentist

ii. JIM KENNEDY, b. 01 Nov 1909, Grapeland, Houston Co., TX; d. 30 Apr 1963, Grapeland, Houston Co., TX.

More About JIM KENNEDY:

FACT #1: Never married

iii. ELEANOR KENNEDY, b. 1908; d. Abt. 1908.

7. iv. JOHN KENNEDY, b. 1904.

 

Generation No. 4

6. CHARLES WELDON5 KENNEDY (CHARLES WALL4, JOHN3, JOHN CHESTER2, JOHN1) was born 1908 in TX. He married VIRGINIA ZIMMER.

Children of CHARLES KENNEDY and VIRGINIA ZIMMER are:

i. CHARLES6 KENNEDY.

ii. ROBERTA KENNEDY.

 

7. JOHN5 KENNEDY (JAMES MCLEAN4, JOHN3, JOHN CHESTER2, JOHN1) was born 1904. He married BESS BURTON HOWARD 1924. She was born 1903.

Children of JOHN KENNEDY and BESS HOWARD are:

i. JOHN WILLIAM6 KENNEDY, m. JOANNE DICKEY.

ii. JAMES KENNEDY.

iii. SAM KENNEDY, m. GLORIA DIXON.


Source: "The Massengills, Massengales and Variants 1472-1931" (1931) by Dr. Samuel Evans Massengill.