John Kennedy of County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland and His Descendants: A Compiled Genealogy (Including Risk, McCoy, & Pendleton)

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John Kennedy of County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland and His Descendants: A Compiled Genealogy (Including Risk, McCoy, & Pendleton) - Kathryn Chambers Torpey, CG. This compiled genealogy documents fifty-two family members: John and Lilley Kennedy, their five children, fourteen grandchildren, and thirty-one great-grandchildren. The work contains extensive biographical sketches of the first three generations, including the female members of the family and their spouses, along with complete source citations. The work is formatted according to the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) System and it contains a name index. In addition to the Kennedy surname, the work includes information about family members with the surnames Colhoon, Cooke, Dandridge, Gray, Harrison, Hollinshead, Howell, Hughes, Joyce, Lane, McCoy, McKeen, Pendleton, Risk, Selden, and Tenant. The narrative begins in County Donegal, Ireland in the second half of the eighteenth century. The work describes a closely-knit family that owned merchant houses in Philadelphia and Baltimore. They exported raw material from the American frontier and imported finished goods from England and Ireland. They acquired extensive land holdings in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. They lived variously in Philadelphia; Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Baltimore City; Baltimore County, Maryland; and Jefferson and Berkeley Counties, West Virginia. The family members were sophisticated, well-traveled, educated, politically astute, and, generally, affluent as evidenced by the content of their wills. Image copies of three of these wills are included in their entirety in the appendices to this work. 2006, 8½x11, paper, index, 138 pp. 101-T3373 ISBN: 0788433733