Jerome Bonaparte KENNEDY Edwin Daniel KENNEDY Corilla KENNEDY James B KENNEDY John W KENNEDY Kate L SIMPSON Mary E KENNEDY Ada R KENNEDY Junius C KENNEDY Kate KENNEDY James Byron KENNEDY Hettie KENNEDY Sarah Jane NEVIELL Mini tree diagram

Oscar L KENNEDY1,2,5,3,4

Jun 18641,2,3,4,5 - UNKNOWN

Life History

Jun 1864

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5

11th Oct 1894

Married Kate L SIMPSON in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

Jan 1896

Birth of son James B KENNEDY in Arkansas.5

Mar 1899

Birth of son John W KENNEDY in Arkansas.5

1954

Death of Kate L SIMPSON in California

UNKNOWN

Death of son John W KENNEDY

UNKNOWN

Death of son James B KENNEDY

UNKNOWN

Died

Notes

  • Oscar L Kennedy is first reported in the 1870 census in the householdof his father Jerome B Kennedy in La Greux (later spelled LaGrue)Township.

    1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 12 July, La GreuxTownship, page 5 (scan 59), PO DeWitt, Hse #43, Fam #41
    Kennedy, Jerome B 37 M W Bricklayer Kentucky  Cannot read or write
    Kennedy, Sarah J 30 F W Kentucky  Cannot read or write
    Kennedy, Edwin D 9 M W Arkansas  Cannot read or write
    Kennedy, Corrilla N 7 F W Kentucky  Cannot read [or write?]
    Kennedy, Oscar L 6 M W Arkansas
    Kennedy, Mary E 3 M W Arkansas
    Kennedy, Ada R 9mos M W Arkansas born Oct 1869

    Oscar's father died before the 1880 census.

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 24 June, Bayou MetoTownship, District 5, page 38, Hse #403, Fam #418
    Kennedy, Sarah J W F 44  (Self) Keeping House [widow] KY VA VA (notethat Sarah has gained 14 years since 1870)
    Kennedy, Edwin D W M 19 Son AR KY KY Farm Laborer
    Kennedy, Corilla W F 17 Daughter AR KY KY
    Kennedy, Oscar W M 16 Son AR KY KY Farm Laborer
    Kennedy, Mary W M 12 Daughter AR KY KY
    Kennedy, Ada W F 10 Daughter AR KY KY
    Kennedy, Junius W M 8 Son AR KY KY
    Kennedy, Kate W F 6 Daughter AR KY KY
    Kennedy, Byron W M 4 Son AR KY KY
    Kennedy, Hettie W M 1 Daughter AR KY KY

    In 1900, we find Oscar has been married about 5 years and hasestablished his home on a farm he owns, next door to his mother SarahJ.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 6 June, Bayou MetoTownship, District 2, page 3B, Hse/Fam #59
    Kennedy, Oscar L  Head W M June 1864  35 AR KY KY Farmer, owns farm
    Kennedy, Kate L  Wife W F Aug 1869  31 AR AL MS
    Kennedy, James B  Son W M Jan 1896  4 AR AR AR
    Kennedy, John W  Son W M Mar 1899  1 AR KY KY
    Kemp, Lecil W  Stepson W M 13 AR TN AR Farm Laborer
    Kemp, Jessie  Stepdaughter W F Sept 1890  9 AR TN AR
    Simpson, Little J Brother-in-law W M Mar 1874 26 AR AL MS
    Simpson, Willie A Brother-in-law W M Nov 1877 22 AR AL MS
    Simpson, Georgie S Sister-in-law W M Dec 1882 17 AR AL MS
    Simpson, Leona Sister-in-law W M Jan 1890 10 AR AL MS

    From this we learn some helpful facts.  The Simpson individuals arethe siblings of Oscar's wife.  This tells us that her maiden name wasSimpson.  The Kemp stepchildren indicate that Kate L Simpson wasmarried to someone named Kemp before she married Oscar.

    In 1880, there was a Kemp family living next door to Oscar's motherSarah and her children.  This was James M Kemp age 26 and his wifeElizabeth age 22, with one child Albert M 8 months old.  James' fatherwas born in Tennessee, just as the Kemp father of Kate's children.

    I have not seen a copy of the 1910 census record for Oscar and hisfamily.  A partial transcription of the 1910 gives us the names andages of the family members at that time.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, LaGrue Township,District 9, page 13B.
    Kennedy, Oscar L 45
    Kennedy, Kate 43
    Kennedy, Kemp Lecil 23
    Kennedy, John W 11
    Kennedy, Mark G 8
    Kennedy, Stella May 5
    Kennedy, Ada J 2

    The entry for Lecil is confusing.  He is listed in 1900 as a stepsonunder the name Lecil W Kemp.  I imagine the listing under Kennedymeans that he has now been adopted and taken the name Kennedy, but itis unclear why the name Kemp is included here.

    I have not found Oscar and his family at all in 1920.  In 1930 he is awidow living with his brother Junius, along with his other brotherJames Byron and their mother.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 25 April, GarlandTownship, District 7, page 1A, Hagler Rd, Hse/Fam #7
    Kennedy, June C  Head Owns farm M W 57  First married at 38  AR KY KYFarmer
    Kennedy, Lizzie Wife F W 38 First married at 18  AR AR AR
    Kennedy, Kelly R  Son M W 7 AR AR AR
    Kennedy, Junius C Son M W 10 AR KY KY
    Kennedy, Sallie J Mother F W 89 Widow KY VA VA
    **Kennedy, Osker L Brother M W 65 Widowed  AR KY KY Laborer**
    Kennedy, J Byron Brother M W 54 Single  AR KY KY Laborer

Sources

  • 1. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 24 June, Bayou Meto Township, District 5, page 38, Hse #403, Fam #418
  • 3. 1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 25 April, Garland Township, District 7, page 1A, Hagler Rd, Hse/Fam #7
  • 4. 1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 12 July, La Greux Township, page 5 (scan 59), PO DeWitt, Hse #43, Fam
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 6 June, Bayou Meto Township, District 2, page 3B, Hse/Fam #59

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