William Joseph Kennedy

William Joseph Kennedy

Male 1840 - 1917  (~ 77 years)

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  • Name William Joseph Kennedy 
    Born Jan 1840  Offaly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • aka King's County
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Between 1852 and 1855  [1, 4
    Occupation 1870  [2
    Pedler 
    Residence 1870  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1875 
    Grocer 
    Occupation 1880  [3
    Huckster 
    Residence 1880  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1900  [1
    Janitor of PS#21 
    Religion Irish Catholic 
    Residence 1900  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1910  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Burial Plot D 152 A 
    Died 22 Feb 1917  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 23 Feb 1917  Holy Name Cem, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 23 Feb 1917  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9056  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father Martin Kennedy,   b. 1809, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1875, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ellen Cockley,   b. 1812, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Patterson,   b. Jul 1842, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1914, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1862  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Kennedy and Mary Patterson had 13 children, 6 still living in 1910; 13 children, 4 surviving in 1920.
    Children 
    +1. Martin Benedict Kennedy,   b. 16 Jun 1864, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1946, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     2. William J. Kennedy,   b. 3 Nov 1865, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1917  (Age < 51 years)  [natural]
    +3. George Patrick Kennedy,   b. 4 Mar 1867, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1920  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     4. John J. Kennedy,   b. 20 Sep 1868, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1892, Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
     5. Thomas Kennedy,   b. 4 Jun 1872, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1917  (Age < 44 years)  [natural]
     6. James Kennedy,   b. 16 Sep 1873, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1893, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)  [natural]
     7. Mary Frances Kennedy,   b. 30 Sep 1874, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1917  (Age < 42 years)  [natural]
     8. Bridget Kennedy,   b. 5 Mar 1876, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1917  (Age < 40 years)  [natural]
    +9. Kieran J. Kennedy,   b. 2 Apr 1877, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
    +10. Teresa Marie Kennedy,   b. 28 Jan 1880, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1914, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
    +11. Agnes Theresa Kennedy,   b. 13 Jul 1881, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1966, Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    +12. Elizabeth V. Kennedy,   b. 5 Jan 1884, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1923, Harrison, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F3577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1840 - Offaly, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Aug 1862 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Feb 1917 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 23 Feb 1917 - Holy Name Cem, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Feb 1917 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1880 US Census - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ - District 8 (p196D)
    1880 US Census - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ - District 8 (p196D)
    1900 US Census - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ - Ward 2, District 87 (p2B)
    1900 US Census - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ - Ward 2, District 87 (p2B)
    1910 US Census - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ - Ward 2, District 92 (p24B)
    1910 US Census - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ - Ward 2, District 92 (p24B)
    1870 US Census - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ - Ward 2 (p160)
    1870 US Census - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ - Ward 2 (p160)
    William Joseph Kennedy [1840-1917]
    William Joseph Kennedy [1840-1917]
    William Joseph and Mary Patterson Kennedy family
    William Joseph and Mary Patterson Kennedy family
    William Joseph Kennedy and Mary Petterson family
    William Joseph Kennedy and Mary Petterson family

  • Notes 
    • William Joseph Kennedy arrived from Ireland at 9 yrs old and never returned. Largest property owner in Jersey city. Member of the Wolf Tone Society (Irish Mafia). Immigrated with his parents in 1848 or per 1900 Census 1852. Naturalized Citizen according to 1900 census.

      1861-62 Jersey City Directory: John B. Kennedy, Grocer at 306 South 7th. Any relation to William?

      1874-75 Jersey City Directory: Grocer at 138 Morgan Street.

      1876-77 Jersey City Directory: Grocer at 154 Morgan Street.

      1881-82 Jersey City Directory: Grocer,151 1/2 Morgan Street. Martin (son) was also listed with this same address seperately with the occupation as clerk.

      1860 Census?:Living with John and Margaret Leary in North Bergen, NJ on 16 July 1860. John and William listed occupation as Laborers. Williams age, 20.

      1880 Census: Owns and lives at 151 Morgan Street, Jersey City, NJ. William (Husb), Mary (Wife), Martin, William, George, Thomas, James, Kierin, Theresa, and Bridget Maher (Mother). Perhaps this is Mary Patterson's mother or William's mother remarried?

      1900 Census: Owns and lives at 186 15th Street, Jersey City, NJ. William J. (head), Mary (wife), Kierin J., Tessie M., Agnes T., and Elizabeth V. 57 persons, 13 families lived at 186 15th Street. All tenants except the live-in landlord William. One of the tenants appears to be William's son George who married Mary and had a son William A. Kennedy. Another Kennedy, Thomas (27) and wife Bridget (27) live here but no relationship with William is known.

      1910 Census: Living at 610 Grove, Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ. Wife Mary and eldest son Martin B. living with him.

      Obituary: 1917 - Last residence 186 15th Street (corner of 15th and Grove), Jersey City, NJ. Died from blood poisoning after paring a bunion off his left foot. He refused treatment for the infection. 78 at death, immigrated in 1848 with parents. (Contradicts 1900 Census which says 1852) At time of death, 4 of 13 children were surviving. Martin B., George P., Elizabeth V., and Agnes as well as 17 grand children.

      Death Certificate: DOD 22 Feb 1917

      Age: Verify- 1920-78@death=1842....................1842+9@immigration=1851
      1917-78@death=1839........................................1839+9@immigration=1848
      16 July 1860: 20=1840
      16 June 1880 Census: 39=1841
      4 June 1900 Census: 60=1840

      He died from blood poisoning brought on by infection from cutting off a bunion from his left foot.

  • Sources 
    1. [S186] 1900 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Jersey City Ward 2, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: T623_976; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 87.
      George Kennedy
      Mary
      William A.

      William Kennedy
      Mary
      Kierin
      Tessie M.
      Agnes
      Elizabeth V.

    2. [S187] 1870 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Jersey City Ward 2, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
      William Kennedy
      Mary
      Martin
      William J.
      George
      John
      Bridget Patterson

    3. [S193] 1880 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: 782; Family History Film: 1254782; Page: 196D; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 0394.
      William Kenedy
      Mary
      Martin
      William

    4. [S179] 1910 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1910; Census Place: Jersey City Ward 2, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Grover Weil
      Elizabeth
      George

      William Kennedy
      Mary
      Martin B.


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