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Josiah Kenney

Male 1706 - 1737  (30 years)


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  • Name Josiah Kenney  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 12 Feb 1706  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1737  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I33744  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2021 

    Father John Kenney,   b. 15 Aug 1689, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary,   b. 1676,   d. Aft 1736  (Age > 61 years) 
    Family ID F19890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deborah Towne,   b. 16 Aug 1707, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1732, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 1 May 1729  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Mary Kenney,   b. 15 Dec 1729, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1816, Jaffrey, Cheshire, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F19885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Josiah Kenney appears in the Topsfield town records as born 12 Feb 1706, a son of "John jr. and Mary". From this we can reasonably conclude that his father was a John Kenney/Kinney/Kinne/Kene (etc.), his mother a Mary, and his paternal grandfather another John Kinney/Kenney/Kinne/Kene.

      From this, various people have come to a wide variety of conclusions. Wikitree makes Josiah's father the John Kennee who is recorded in Salem town records as born 15 Aug 1689, son of John. The elder John, his father, is said by Wikitree to have been the John Kenne who appears in Salem records as "s. Henry" and who married Elizabeth Looke on 17 Jun 1675. It is further asserted that the husband of Elizabeth Looke was the John Keny who appears in Salem records born 1651 as son of Henry and Ann.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4161] Some Ancestral Lines: Being a Record of Some of the Ancestors of Guilford Solon Tingley and His Wife Martha Pamelia Meyers by Raymon Meyers Tingley. Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1935.

    2. [S5381] The Descendants of William Towne, Who Came to America on or about 1630 and Settled in Salem, Mass. by Edwin Eugene Towne. Newtonville, Massachusetts, 1901., "J. Kinney".

    3. [S5389] Find a Grave page for Mary Kenney Mower.

    4. [S5393] Richard Mower of Lynn and Some of His Descendants by Edward Leodore Smith. East Jaffrey, New Hampshire: The Monadnock Press, 1904.

    5. [S3421] Vital Records of Topsfield, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, 1903.

    6. [S5381] The Descendants of William Towne, Who Came to America on or about 1630 and Settled in Salem, Mass. by Edwin Eugene Towne. Newtonville, Massachusetts, 1901., date only.