William KENNEDY and (1) Isabella WATT and (2) Elizabeth CARROLL
County Tipperary, Ireland to Jockvale, Nepean Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

              Taylor Kennedy, a longtime friend and major contributor to Bytown or Bust
              has written a tremendous book regarding the descendants of William Kennedy from Terryglass, County Tipperary, Ireland.
              The book contains hundreds of photos and images and mentions thousands of early surnames.
              
              The book is called Clan Cennetig (Kennedy), Terryglass, County Tipperary, Ireland. 

May 31, 2012: (new pictures)

William Kennedy came from Terryglass, County Tipperary. Here are some pictures from the original Kennedy homeland:

Terryglass, County Tipperary, Ireland
Terryglass, County Tipperary, Ireland, Old Catholic Church Terryglass, County Tipperary, Ireland, Old Catholic Church
Terryglass Cemetery Terryglass, County Tipperary, Ireland, Old Catholic Cemetery
Kennevale Avenue in Barrhaven is named after the Kennedy family

The Kennedy farmhouse below is on the Jockvale Road. It is now part of the Barrhaven Fellowship Christian Reformed Church.
Thanks to Taylor Kennedy for this major contribution: 1 William Kennedy b.1806, Terryglass, County Tipperary, Ireland d. 1880 Nepean + Isabella WATT b. 1810 West Indies d. 1875 Nepean (See Below) + Elizabeth Carroll b. unknown d.1887 Nepean (see below) Children of William & Isabella 2 Judy Kennedy b. 1836 Nepean d. unknown + Roderick Hawley b. unknown d. unknown 2 "James Kennedy b. 1838 Nepean, d.1880 Nepean" - Baptized at Corkery "+ Margaret Davis b. 1846, d.1932 Nepean" 2 "John Kennedy b. 1839 Nepean, d. 1914 Nepean" "+ Mary Waters b.1853, d.1933 Ottawa" 2 "Francis Kennedy b. 1843 Nepean, d. unknown" 2 "William Kennedy b. 1845 Nepean, d. 1907 Pembroke,Ontario" "+ Margaret Egan b. 1846 Co. Clare, Ireland, d. 1929" 2 "Mary Kennedy b. 1846 Nepean, d.1883 Nepean" "+ Andrew Fogarty b.1845 Nepean, d.1921 Nepean" 2 "Andrew Kennedy b. 1850 Nepean, d. unknown" 2 "Lawrence Kennedy b. 1853 Nepean, d. unknown" "+ Bridget Costello b. 1852 Nepean, d. unknown" 2 "Bridget Kennedy b. 1855 Nepean, d. 1892 North Dakota, USA" "+ Patrick Fallon b. unknown,Co. Mayo, Ireland, d. 1941 Minnesota, USA" 2 "Thomas Kennedy b. 1851 Nepean, d. 1899 Ottawa,Ontario" "+ Catherine Costello b. 1854, unknown, d. 1910 Ottawa,Ontario" Children of William Kennedy & Elizabeth Carroll 2 "Michael William Kennedy b. 1877 Nepean, d.1969 Ottawa" "+ Helena Watt b. 1879, unknown, d. 1913, unknown" "+ Theresa McGrath b. 1895, d. 1969" 2 "Mary Teresa Kennedy b. 1879 Nepean, d. 1894 Ottawa,Ontario" 2 "Martha Kennedy b. 1880 Nepean, d. 1882 Nepean" 2 Children of James Kennedy & Margaret Davis 3 "Elizabeth Kennedy b. 1871, d. 1904" 3 "Mary Ann Kennedy b. 1878, d. unknown" "+ James McMahon b. unknown, d. unknown" 3 "William Kennedy b. 1872, d. unknown" "+ Julia A. McMahon b. unknown, d. unknown" 3 "Michael Joseph Kennedy b. 1874, d.1951" "+ Ellen Mary Brophy b. 1876, d. 1946" "+ Alice McGrath b. unknown, d. Unknown" 3 "Francis James Kennedy b. 1876, d. 1892 - drowned in the Jock River, swimming." (see below) 2 Children of John Kennedy & Mary Waters 3 "Allie Kennedy b. 1874, d. unknown" 3 "Mary Alice Kennedy b. 1876, d. unknown" "+ James Andrew McCrank b. unknown, d. unknown" 3 "Bernard Kennedy b. 1879, d. unknown" 3 "Anna Kennedy b. 1879, d. 1923" "+ Archibald Armstrong b. 1877, d. 1949" 3 "Mary Kennedy b. 1888, d. 1980" 3 "Margaret Cathleen Kennedy b. 1890, d. 1961" 3 "Victor Kennedy b. 1881, d. 1963" 3 "Frank Kennedy b. 1887, d. 1964" "+ Anne McDonnell b. 1888, d. 1955" 3 "John Jack Kennedy b. 1883, d. 1965" "+ Esther Agnes Robert b. 1899, d. 1980" 3 "Bella Kennedy b. 1877, d. 1952" 3 "William Kennedy b. 1880, d. 1901" 2 Children of William Kennedy & Margaret Egan 3 "Winnifred Emma Kennedy b. 1874, d. 1954" "+ Thomas Jewell b. 1874, d. 1938" 3 "William James Kennedy b. 1876, d. 1953" "+ Katherine Skebo b. 1877, d. 1962" 3 "Daniel Joseph Kennedy b. 1878, d. 1951" "+ Agnes Mae Tanney b. 1889, d. 1966" 3 "Lawrence Timothy Kennedy b. 1880, d. 1961" "+ Clara Bella Paquette b. 1885, d. 1968" 3 "Ellen Kennedy b. unknown, d. unknown" "+ Thomas Ervin b. unknown, d. unknown" 2 Children of Mary Kennedy & Andrew Fogarty 3 "Catherine Mary Fogarty b. 1870, d. unknown" 3 "Daniel Patrick Fogarty b. 1872,d. unknown" 3 "William Fogarty b. 1874, d. unknown" "+ Therese Chartrand b. unknown, d. unknown" 3 "Rose Ann Fogarty b. 1878, d. unknown" "+ Mr. Dervin b. 1876, d. unknown" 3 "Andrew James Fogarty b. 1880, d. unknown" 3 "Elizabeth Fogarty b. 1882, d. unknown" 2 Children of Lawrence Kennedy & Bridget Costello 3 "John Kennedy b. 1876, d. unknown" 3 "Isabella Kennedy b. 1877, d. unknown" 3 "Ann Kennedy b. 1879, d. unknown" 2 Children of Bridget Kennedy & Patrick Fallon 3 "John Fallon b. 1880, d. unknown" 3 "James Fallon b. 1882, d. 1977" "+ Addie Toole b. 1885, d. 1965" (O'Toole) 2 Children of Thomas Kennedy & Catherine Costello 3 "Bridgete Kennedy b. 1880, d. unknown" 3 "William James Kennedy b. 1882, d. 1947" "+ Margaret Taylor b. 1888, d. 1974" 3 "Thomas Kennedy b. 1884, d. unknown" "+ Anastasia Oakly (Oakley) b. unknown, d. unknown" 3 "Annie Kennedy b. 1886, d. unknown" "+ William Tighe b. unknown, d. unknown" 3 "Lawrence Andrew Kennedy b. 1889, d. 1937" 3 "Olive Kennedy b. 1890, d. 1977" 3 "Mary Mae Victoria b. 1890, d. unknown" 3 "Francis John Kennedy b. 1892, d. unknown" 3 "Lillian Kennedy b. unknown, d. unknown" "+ Michael Hawley b. unknown, d. unknown" 2 Children of Michael William Kennedy & Helena Watt 3 "William Ernest Kennedy b. 1899, d. 1969" 3 "Joseph Roy Kennedy b. 1901, d. unknown" 3 "Mary Irene Kennedy b. 1904, d. unknown" "Please note that no dates will be included in generations 4, 5, 6, because still living. Taylor Kennedy has information on later generations." 3 Children of Mary Ann Kennedy & James McMahon 3 Children of William Kennedy & Julia A. McMahon 3 Children of Michael Joseph Kennedy & Ellen Mary Brophy 3 Children of Anna Kennedy & Archibald Armstrong 3 Children of Frank Kennedy & Anne McDonnell 3 Children of John Jack Kennedy & Esther Agnes Robert 3 Children of Winnifred Emma Kennedy & Thomas Jewell 3 Children of Daniel Joseph Kennedy & Agnes Mae Tanney 3 Children of Lawrence Timothy Kennedy & Clara Bella Paquette 3 Children of Rose Ann Fogarty & Mr Dervin 3 Children of William James Kennedy & Mary Margaret Taylor 3 Children of Thomas Kennedy & Anastasia Oakley Thomas Kennedy
Hello Al I guess I have some more ties for you, he he, sorry. William ( Albert ) TAYLOR was my Great Grandfather on my dad's mom's side, thus my first name Taylor, and Kennedy from the Kennedy side. My grandmother Mary Taylor married William James Kennedy. Mary's brother, William Taylor married Lyola KEANE. (sometimes spelled CAIN). Lyola's sister married the McEVOY involved in the McEvoy funeral home. William Taylor and Lyola Keane's son Edward Taylor aka Ted was an undertaker there. William Kennedy and Mary Taylor, my grandparents,had Baby Kennedy that was still born due to prolapse of cord. The McEvoys were the attending undertakers at the time , which was 1925, and apparently there is a picture in the funeral home of one of the directors holding Baby Kennedy, who shall now be called Mary according to the death records I retrieved today, and she was dressed in a white gown. William [Albert] Taylor died in 1925 also . The wake was at the house and McEvoy Brothers were the attending undertakers. My cousin in Ottawa is providing me some dates and names, which I'll send you a text script of that line when I get it. ALSO; I came across a will for a James Burns from 1883, classed himself as a laborouer. I don't know if he's one of yours so I didn't copy it. ALSO; Richard Forrest will but did not copy. Nobody had change but I'll get it next time or if you have access GS1, reel # 787, registration # 3136. And finally I do have copies of George Robert Burke and his daughters Catherine Lydia Burke's will. I 'll go through them and let you know. The web of families grows as the web site does. ... Taylor Kennedy This is an exerpt from the book "The Kennedy Story" which appeared in the Ottawa newspaper on July 10, 1892; "A Sad Drowning Accident - Young F. Kennedy of Nepean meets an untimely death - The sad drowning accident which occured in Nepean last week in which a promising youth, Francis Kennedy, lost his life, has caused general regret throughout that part of the country. Young Kennedy was a son of Mrs. James Kennedy, and his father, the late James Kennedy was accidently poisioned about twelve years ago. The unfortunate young man was accompanied by three others including his brother M. Kennedy and F. & M. Lynch. He got beyond his depth in the Jock River and notwithstanding that his companions tried hard to save him, he was drowned. His funeral was very largely attended and the pall bearers were Messers, D. Bergin, T. Quinlan, Chas. McKenna, M. Lynch, P.Larkin and D. Fogarty. Reverend Father Sloan performed the ceremony." Desmond's Aunt May [ Mary Ann Kennedy ] married James McMahon in 1906 and lived on a farm a mile or so from Merrickville. Before leaving for Vancouver to set up practice, Desmond's uncle Bill [ William Kennedy ] married Jule McMahon [ full name Julia A. McMahon ] who was a sister of James and had taught school in Jockvale and for a time in Osgoode Township. ... Taylor
I don't know if you have this data or not, but Elizabeth Carroll nee Cunningham, nee Kennedy, nee Britt, but when she died Patrick Carroll was her sole executor of her Will, who lived in Huntley Township. Could be her father or brother, but I was looking for a birth date. Thanks Taylor
Hi Al The entry of Elizabeths burial at St Michaels corresponds to her Last Will and Testament. It is stated that she died August 11, 1887. Your records show burial August 13, 1887. Her last married spouse was Michael Britt also stated in her Will. Thomas Carroll was more likely her son-in-law. Her daughter Elizabeth Cunningham married Thomas Carroll from Quebec who was a blacksmith. They were given custody of Mary Teresa Kennedy upon Elizabeth Britt's death. Patrick Carroll is executor of her Will. I don't know if it's her father or brother.
Hi Al Further to Elizabeth Britt, in her last Will and Testament she put her mark, meaning she was illiterate, which one could assume her father was also. The Patrick Carroll, executor of the Will signed his own name, thus directing my thoughts to him being her brother. If there is a record of her brother David Carroll born to Patrick Carroll and Jane O'Leary, we then would have a confirmed birthdate for Elizabeth. If she was born in 1846 then she would have been 41 years of age which makes sense to Michael Britts age and to the birth of Patrick Britt. Her estate was worth $400.00 in which she gave $200.00 to her brother David. So she probablly buried at St Michaels without a marker because of the lack of funds, unless it was overlooked during the review of the cemetery? Taylor Taylor: Here are two Elizabeth Carrolls and a Patrick Carroll born in Huntley: Also, all of the CARROLL births between 1837 and 1900 at Corkery: Child's Name: Father Mother D.o.B Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, Michael O'Leary, Ann 8/2/1845 Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, Patrick O'Leary, Jane 2/17/1846 Carroll, Patrick Carroll, Patrick O'Leary, Jane 2/11/1850 Carrol, Catherine Ann Carrol, Thomas Rowan, Mary 1/30/1875 Carrol, John Carrol, Thomas Rone, Mary 6/23/1871 Carrol, Thomas Francis Carrol, Thomas Rowan, Mary 4/6/1876 Carroll, Bridget Carroll, James Belson, Catherine 6/1/1857 Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, Michael O'Leary, Ann 8/2/1845 Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, Patrick O'Leary, Jane 2/17/1846 Carroll, Eliz.Terressa Carroll, Thomas Rowan, Mary 3/11/1885 Carroll, James Carroll, Patrick O'Leary, Jane 1/17/1848 Carroll, James Joseph Carroll, Tom * Rowan, Mary 1/30/1879 Carroll, John Carroll, Patrick O'Leary, Jane 2/15/1842 Carroll, Margret Elen Carroll, Thomas Rowan, Anne Jane 2/26/1887 Carroll, Mary Carroll, Patrick Leary, Jane 4/1/1838 Carroll, Mary Anne Carroll, Michael O'Leary, Anne 5/9/1849 Carroll, Mary Jane Carroll, Thomas Rowan, Mary 4/14/1883 Carroll, Michael Carroll, Patrick O'Leary, Jane 1/22/1844 Carroll, Patrick Carroll, Patrick O'Leary, Jane 2/11/1850 Carroll, Patrick Carroll, Tom Rowan, Margret 5/24/1873 Carroll, Terence Carroll, Michael O'Leary, Anne 5/12/1847 Carroll, Thomas Carroll, Michael O'Leary, Anne 1/25/1851 Carroll, Thomas Carroll, Patrick Leary, Jane 2/9/1840 Carroll, Thomas Francis Carroll, Thomas Rowan, Mary 4/6/1876 Also the death of Elizabeth BRITT is recorded at St. Michaels, Corkery: Britt, Mrs Michael nee Elizabeth ______ / of Nepean died 8/13/1887 Britt, Michael Age 39 Witnesses: Britt, Michael & Carroll, Thomas -------------------------------------------------- YEAR DATE CHILD FATHER MOTHER 1838 Apr 1 Carroll, Mary Patrick Carroll Jane O'Leary 1840 Feb 9 Carroll, Thomas Patrick Carroll Jane O'Leary 1842 Feb 15 Carroll, John Patrick Carroll Jane O'Leary 1844 Jul 22 Carroll, Michael Patrick Carroll Jane O'Leary 1846 Feb 17 Carroll, Elizabeth Patrick Carroll Jane O'Leary 1848 Jan 17 Carroll, James Patrick Carroll Jane O'Leary 1850 Feb 11 Carroll, Patrick Patrick Carroll Jane O'Leary 1845 Aug 2 Caroll, Elizabeth Michael Carroll Anne O'Leary 1847 May 12 Carroll, Terrance Michael Carroll Anne O'Leary 1849 May 9 Carroll, Mary Anne Michael Carroll Anne O'Leary 1851 Jan 25 Carroll, Thomas Michael Carroll Anne O'Leary 1871 Jun 23 Carroll, John Thomas Carroll Mary Rowan **Thomas b. Mar 20, 1840 1875 Jan 30 Carroll. Catherine Anne Thomas Carroll Mary Rowan d. July 14, 1914 1876 Apr 6 Carroll, Thomas Francis Thomas Carroll Mary Rowan **Mary Rowan b. 1843 1879 Jan 30 Carroll, James Joseph Thomas Carroll Mary Rowan d. 1918 75 yrs. 1883 Apr 14 Carroll, Mary Jane Thomas Carroll Mary Rowan **William Carrol b. July 12, 1881 1885 Mar 11 Carroll, Elizabeth Terresse Thomas Carroll Mary Rowan d. Dec. 3, 1919 **James J. b. 1879 d. 1964 wife b. 1892 Ceceilia Scott May THEIR souls rest in peace ** Elizabeth T. Carroll, wife of Luke Kennedy, died Dec. 5, 1928 age 43 years 1873 May 24 Carroll, Patrick Thomas Carroll Margret Rowan 1887 Feb 26 Carroll, Margret Elen Thomas Carroll Anne Jane Rowan 1857 Jun 1 Carroll, Bridget James Carroll Catherine Belson
Taylor: Do you know if your Watt family (Isabella) came through Glengarry, near Cornwall, with the Scottish Kennedys? My wife comes from Glengarry and her GGGrandmother was a Catherine Watt, 1796-1876, who married William Reid in Ireland, Manock of Derry. The name Isabella has carried through from generation to generation in my wife's family and her mother's name is Isabella. ... Al Hi Al What I do know about Isabella Watt, is that she was born in the West Indies according to her death registration. According to the Kennedy Story supp. Desmond stated that she came to Canada from Ireland. Sadly that's all I know about her. I just received a copy of William Kennedys second marriage from St Patricks in Ottawa but no parents name on it, however William was 60 years old and Elizabeth Carroll was 35 years old... Taylor
Now for James Watt. I suspect he may have been in the Navy and that's the only way Isabella could have been born in the West Indies. Judith his wife (no last name) was born in Ireland. Isabella's brother James was born in Ireland. Another Kennedy informed me a couple of days ago that William is listed in the 1842 Census of Huntley where he states that he has been in Canada for 9 years, which would be his arrival 1833 the year he married. James Watt is also listed only 10 names away. The documents I received from North Dakota today shows William immigrating to Canada in 1833.On a sad note, Bridget, daughter to William and Isabella married Patrick Fallon (who was a lumber rafter on the Ottawa River), sounds familiar, married in 1879 and left for the Dakotas. Bridget died in 1892 buried in Grand Bend. Years ago was a severe rise in the water table and the markers were moved to one corner of the cemetery. The site was lost for ever and the markers ended up being buried.One step closer to connecting William of Nepean and John and Hugh in Huntley. I have a father's name for William. All of this today. Well that it for this hour, take care. Taylor Here's a .jpg from Taylor:
November 22, 2001: Good day Al Still trying to fit a Thomas Carroll to Elizabeth who married William Kennedy. This may be him, the father. Check how old he is. From the 1901 census, District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 6, page 1 shows the following : Carroll, Thomas - head - single - born July 10, 1869 Carroll, Patrick - brother - single - born April 10, 1862 Carroll, Sarah - sister - single - born January 27, 1864 Carroll, THOMAS - FATHER - WIDOW - BORN DECEMBER 22, 1798 AND IS ALIVE IN 1901 AT THE AGE OF 103 YEARS OLD. ... Taylor
January 5, 2002 >Hi Al and Taylor; > >My name is Kenneth J. Armstrong (does the name look familiar) and I >presently live in Orleans. I am a direct descendant of William Kennedy and >Isabella Watt, through their Son John Kennedy who married Marry Watters, >and their Daughter Anna Kennedy who married Archibald Armstrong, and one of >their sons, Milton Armstrong, was my Father. I was born 4/4/1944 and was >named after my Father's Brother Kenneth J. Armstrong who passed away from >blood poisoning from printers ink in 1940. So that makes John and Mary >Kennedy my great-grandparents and William and Isabella Kennedy my >great-great-grandparents > >There are a couple of events that require correction in your listing of the >William Kennedy and Isabella Watt Family tree, with the generation >explanations. I think that the both of you have accomplished an enormous >task gathering all of the available information, and we all thank the both >for your great efforts. > >1. from your listing for : 2 "John Kennedy b. 1839 Nepean, d. 1914 >Nepean" John Kennedy was residing at 14 Empress Ave. when he passed away, >so perhaps the Nepean should be changed to read Ottawa. > >2. In Taylors E-Mail on Jan 02, 2001 "More Descendants of Bryan Watters", I >have the following information for you: > >a. Mary Watters moved to live with her Daughters, Bella, Kathleen and Mary >after her husband John Kennedy passed away in 1914, that is why her >residence is listed as 125 Eccles Street. Our family used to go there at >least once a week to visit with my Father's (Milton) Aunts. My Father's >Mother, Anna Kennedy passed away 6 months after my Father was born, and he >was pretty much raised by his three Aunts, Bella, Kathleen and Mary >Kennedy, and the three of them were like Grandmothers to me. I also use to >visit Mary Kennedy at the A.J. Freiman Store on Rideau Street, she was the >head seamstress at the store. > >b. Mary Alice Kennedy b. 1874 (married James McCrank) was always known as >Alice within the family, so as not to confuse her with her sister Mary >Kennedy b. 1888. > >c. In your notes for Mary Kennedy's OBIT 1980-03-07, you indicate that Mrs. >W.J. (Doris) McCloskey might be a niece, indeed she was, she was Frank >Kennedy's daughter, and Frank Kennedy b. 1987 was Mary's brother. To carry >on with Kathleen Kennedy's OBIT comments, yes Frank Kennedy was her >Brother. > >d. In your notes for Archibald Armstrong: His Son MIlton did indeed reside >in Wrightville at the time of Archibald's death. I remember the funeral, >even though I was only 5.5 years old. The casket was placed in the front >parlor room (on Bell Street), and we stayed in the house for three days for >the wake, I do believe that McEvoy's handled the funeral. The Children of >Archibald and Anna Kennedy were as follows: Milton Archibald Armstrong b. >14 Dec 1922 d. 18 Apr 1967 married to Victoria Dubois; Eileen Armstrong >married to Leo Backs, Mildred Armstrong married to McConnell and of course >Kenneth J. Armstrong b. 1919, d.1940. All of their children have now >passed away, and I can get the birth and death dates for Eileen and Mildred >if you wish. > >I do not know how far you want to carry out the William and Isabella Family >tree, if you require the information I can provide all of the Names with >birth dates for all of the grandchildren for Archibald and Anna (Kennedy) >Armstrong. > >At present I am very interested in going beyond my gggrandparents (William >Kennedy/Isabella Watt and Bryan Watters and Mary Maher) and would like to >link them to, at the very least, their parents. I have had a little >success with the other sides of my Family, the Armstrongs, Drapers and >McEwen's. Have you had any success with the Kennedy and Watter's families, >going beyong what we now know. > >Best of luck and I will keep in touch, and keep up the good work. > >Ken Armstrong ====================== WOW!!!!!!!! HELLO KEN ARMSTRONG Great to hear from you. I do have new information regarding the brothers of Bryan Waters and the parents of Isabella Watt. Still working on good old William as well as most of the associated families. Not only the information on Al's web site (my buddy) backed by documents from the archives. I would love to hear and read and include the descendents of Archibald Armstrong into my Family Tree with your permission. I know they are buried in Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa (formerly Vanier). As you can see, I am somewhat very excited to receive your email. I know this makes Al very proud to see his web site work, to have family meet family, and his efforts are not in vain. I'll be down at the Ontario Archives next week to source more on the Kennedy side as well as the brothers of Brian (Bryan) Waters. There is also the "Kennedy Story" written by Desmond Kennedy about his youth in Carleton County. You may wish this, I'd be more than happy to copy it and send it snail mail. Here are Bryans brothers. Keep in touch, please. Take care Taylor Kennedy Descendants of James Waters Generation No. 1 1. JAMES1 WATERS was born Abt. 1770 in Abbeville,Ireland, Lorrha Parish, County Tipperary. He married ANN ?? Bet. 1790 - 1800 in Ireland. Notes for JAMES WATERS: Birth place taken from Dr. Bruce Elliotts' book "The City Beyond". Children of JAMES WATERS and ANN ?? are: 2. i. BRYAN2 WATERS, b. Abt. 1808, Ireland; d. February 03, 1865, Nepean, Ontario. ii. WILLIAM WATERS. iii. JOHN WATERS. ML# 618 iv. JAMES WATERS. ML# 617 Generation No. 2 2. BRYAN2 WATERS (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1808 in Ireland, and died February 03, 1865 in Nepean, Ontario. He married MARY MAHER Abt. 1840. Notes for BRYAN WATERS: From the 1842 census, shows Bryan being in Canada for 15 years, which gives his arrival about 1826. From the 1861 Census for the Township of Nepean, District 1, Page 6, line 14 : Show Bryans' age as being 53 years old. Farmed by Tim Gleason and John Houlahan. Notes for MARY MAHER: St Patricks cemetery in Fallowfield. Her age as 60 years From the 1861 Census for the Township of Nepean, District 1, Page 6, line 14 : Shows Mary's age as being 40 years old. Children of BRYAN WATERS and MARY MAHER are: i. JAMES WATTERS, b. 1841. Notes for JAMES WATTERS: From the 1861 Census for the Township of Nepean, District 1, Page 6, line 14 : Shows James age as being 18 years old. ii. PATRICK WATTERS, b. 1843. Notes for PATRICK WATTERS: From the 1861 Census for the Township of Nepean, District 1, Page 6, line 14 : Shows Patricks age as being 16 years old. iii. MARGARET WATTERS, b. 1845. Notes for MARGARET WATTERS: From the 1861 Census for the Township of Nepean, District 1, Page 6, line 14 : Shows Margaret's age as being 14 years and named as "Magee" 3. iv. MARY WATTERS, b. April 18, 1850, Jockvale, Ontario; d. June 11, 1933, Ottawa, Ontario. v. THOMAS WATTERS, b. September 22, 1852. Notes for THOMAS WATTERS: From the 1861 Census for the Township of Nepean, District 1, Page 6, line 14 : Shows Thomas's age as being 10 years old. vi. ANN WATTERS, b. 1853. Notes for ANN WATTERS: From the 1861 Census for the Township of Nepean, District 1, Page 6, line 14 : Shows Ann's age as being 8 years old. Generation No. 3 3. MARY3 WATTERS (BRYAN2 WATERS, JAMES1) was born April 18, 1850 in Jockvale, Ontario, and died June 11, 1933 in Ottawa, Ontario. She married JOHN KENNEDY February 07, 1874 in St. Patricks Church in Fallowfield, son of WILLIAM KENNEDY and ISABELLA WATT. Notes for MARY WATTERS: From the 1861 Census for the Township of Nepean, District 1, Page 6, line 14 : Shows Mary's age as being 12 years old. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows Mary's age as being 41 years old making her birth year about 1850. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows Mary's age as being 50 years old and born April 18, 1850. Notre Dame Cemetery burial register ; # 420 Mary Watters Kennedy, died 11 June 1933, age 80 years, wife of the late John Kennedy. Born in Jockvale, Ontario, residence 125 Eccles St. 1933 -06 -13 ; The Ottawa Citizen pg. 6 ; notice in the classified ads of the death of Mary Watters, widow of John Kennedy, at her residence, 125 Eccles St. on Sunday June 11, 1933. Funeral to be held on the 14th. Funeral Mass to be at St. Mary's Bayswater. Burial to be at Notre Dame Cemetery. 1933 -06 -13 ; The Ottawa Citizen pg. 4 ; obituary for Mrs. John Kennedy ( Mary Watters ) well known resident of the capital for many years. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Watters, in her 80 th year. Born in Jockvale, where she lived for the early part of her life. Later came to Ottawa. Her husband died 19 years ago. Survived by 3 sons. Victor in Montana, Frank and John of Ottawa, and 4 daughters Mrs. A. J. McCrank in North Dakota, and misses Bella, Mary and Kathleen at home. To be buried in Notre Dame Cemetery. 1933 -06 -12 ; The Ottawa Journal pg. 16 ; death notice in the classified ads for Mrs. John Kennedy ( Mary Watters ) , who died in her 80 th year. Funeral to be held on Wednesday, the 14th instant. 1933 -06 -15 ; The Ottawa Journal pg. 16 ; obituary for Mrs. John Kennedy. Funeral services were conducted yesterday by Reverend Father Lorne Reynolds for Mrs. Kennedy ( Mary Watters ) , who died on Sunday at her residence, 125 Eccles Street. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Brian Watters of Jockvale, Ontario. Her husband died 19 years ago. Survived by 3 sons, Victor in Montana, Frank & John of Ottawa, and 4 daughters, Mrs. A.J. McCrank of North Dakota and Misses Bella, Mary and Kathleen at home. To be buried in Notre Dame Cemetery. More About MARY WATTERS: Burial: June 14, 1933, Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa Notes for JOHN KENNEDY: In the 1851 Nepean Township census, enumeration district 2, pg. 53, his age next birthday is listed as 11. From the 1861 Census for the Township of Nepean, District 1, Page 3 : shows Johns' age as being 21 years old making his birth year about 1840. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows John's age as being 50 years old making his birth year about 1841. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows John's age as being 60 years old and born in 1841. Residing on Concession 1, the West 1/4 Lot 15. According to the book " The Kennedy Story " by Desmond Kennedy, John and Mary only had 8 children. Notre Dame Cemetery burial register ; John Kennedy, died March 25, 1914, age 75, husband of Mary Watters, born in Fallowfield, residence 14 Empress Avenue. More About JOHN KENNEDY: Burial: Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa Children of MARY WATTERS and JOHN KENNEDY are: i. ALLIE4 KENNEDY, b. November 23, 1874, Nepean, Ontario; d. Unknown, Unknown. Notes for ALLIE KENNEDY: Birth is listed in the Fallowfield register ; 1874 -12 -03 baptism of Allie ( Allen ) Kennedy, child of John Kennedy and Mary Watters, born on November 23, 1874. No child by this name is listed in the 1901 Nepean census with this family. ii. MARY ALICE KENNEDY, b. December 23, 1875, Nepean, Ontario; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. JAMES ANDREW MCCRANK [ MCCANN], January 27, 1907, St. Patricks Church in Ottawa. Notes for MARY ALICE KENNEDY: This may be the Alice Kennedy, age 6, who appears with the family of John and Mary Kennedy in the 1881 census of Nepean. She may be the Alice Kennedy, born December 23, 1875, according to the 1901 Nepean census, enumeration district 5, pg. 7. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows Alice's age as being 16 years old making her birth year about 1875. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows Alices age as being 25 years old and born December 23, 1875. Notes for JAMES ANDREW MCCRANK [ MCCANN]: St. Patricks Church in Ottawa parish register gives his name as James McCann but various obituaries for this family lists his name as McCrank. iii. BELLA KENNEDY, b. October 23, 1877, Jockvale, Ontario; d. March 05, 1952, Ottawa, Ontario. Notes for BELLA KENNEDY: 1952 -03 -06 The Ottawa Journal pg. 16 ; obituary for Miss Bella Kennedy of 125 Eccles Street. Died suddenly at her home this morning. Was a parishoner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Was also a member of the League of the Sacred Heart and the Catholic Womens League. Daughter of the late John Kennedy and Mary Watters and born in Jockvale, Ontario. Lived in Ottawa for the past 40 years. Surviving are three brothers ; Frank and John of Ottawa and Victor Kennedy of St. Paul, Minnesota and three sisters, Misses Kathleen and Mary Kennedy of Ottawa and Mrs James McCrank of St. Paul. Funeral was to be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. To be buried in Notre Dame Cemetery. 1952 -03 -06 The Ottawa Journal pg. 26 ; notice in the classified ads of the death of Bella Kennedy. It said she was the daughter of John Kennedy and Mary Watters and the sister of Catherine, Mary, Frank and John all of Ottawa and Mrs. James McCrank and Victor Kennedy of St. Paul, Minnesota. The notice said she died on March 5, 1952. Tombstone in Notre Dame Cemetery gives her year of birth as 1876. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows Mary Bella's age as being 14 years old making her birth year about 1877. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows Bella's age as being 23 years old and born October 23, 1877. More About BELLA KENNEDY: Burial: Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa 4. iv. ANNA KENNEDY, b. February 03, 1879, Nepean, Ontario; d. 1923, Ottawa, Ontario. v. WILLIAM KENNEDY, b. April 12, 1880, Nepean, Ontario; d. Aft. 1901. Notes for WILLIAM KENNEDY: Based on birth date years and census reports, I beleive that William & Victor are one in the same. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows William (Victor) age as being 10 years old making his birth year about 1881. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows William's age as being 19 years old and born April 12, 1880. vi. VICTOR KENNEDY, b. Abt. 1881, Nepean, Ontario; d. Abt. 1963, St. Paul, Minnesota. Notes for VICTOR KENNEDY: Buried in Notre Dame cemetery. Based on birth date years and census reports, I beleive that William & Victor are one in the same. See notes. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows William (Victor) age as being 10 years old making his birth year about 1881. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows William (Victor) age as being 19 years old and born April 12, 1880. 5. vii. JOHN JACK KENNEDY, b. December 05, 1883, Nepean, Ontario; d. May 02, 1965, Ottawa, Ontario. 6. viii. FRANK KENNEDY, b. April 11, 1887, Nepean, Ontario; d. February 17, 1964, Ottawa, Ontario. ix. MARY KENNEDY, b. June 01, 1888, Nepean, Ontario; d. March 27, 1980, Ottawa, Ontario. Notes for MARY KENNEDY: Fallowfield Parish register ; Baptism of Mary Kennedy, born on June 01, 1888 to John Kennedy and Mary Watters. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows Mary's age as being 3 years old making her birth year about 1888. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows Mary's age as being 12 years old and born June 01, 1889. 1980-03-27 ; Death of Miss Mary Kennedy, in hospital on Thursday, March 27, 1980 [ date in margin is date of death not date of newspaper ] Mary Kennedy, formerly of A. J. Freiman Ltd., age 92 years, formerly of Eccles Street, daughter of the late John Kennedy and Mary Watters, formerly of Jockvale. Predeceased by three brothers , Victor, John and Frank and four sisters Alice, Anne, Bella and Kathaleen. Also survived by neices and nephews. Not exactly clear in the obituary, but it appears that Mrs. W. J. McCloskey is a neice. Buried in Notre Dame Cemetery. [ this is from Quesnel, not from the Ottawa Citizen newspaper itself ] Notre Dame burial register ; #214, Mary Kennedy, buried March 30, 1980, died 27 March 1980, under spouse or parents is listed as Mrs. Doris McClosky [ or McCloskey ], born in Jockvale, Ontario, residence 100 Empress. x. MARGARET CATHLEEN KENNEDY, b. October 25, 1890, Jockvale, Ontario; d. June 02, 1961, Ottawa, Ontario. Notes for MARGARET CATHLEEN KENNEDY: Fallowfield parish register ; 1890-11-01 baptism of Magaret Cathleen [sic] Kennedy, born October 25, 1890, to John Kennedy and Mary Waters. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows Margaret's age as being 7 months old making her birth year about 1890. Enumerated May 02, 1891. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows Kathaleen's (as spelled) age as being 10 years old and born September 23, 1891. Notre Dame Cemetery burial register ; buried 1961-06-05, Miss Margaret Kathleen Kennedy, age 70, died 1961-06-02, under spouse or parent is listed as Frank Kennedy, born in Jockvale, residence 125 Eccles Street. [ Frank must have been her brother ] More About MARGARET CATHLEEN KENNEDY: Burial: June 05, 1961, Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa Generation No. 4 4. ANNA4 KENNEDY (MARY3 WATTERS, BRYAN2 WATERS, JAMES1) was born February 03, 1879 in Nepean, Ontario, and died 1923 in Ottawa, Ontario. She married ARCHIBALD ARMSTRONG November 08, 1904 in St. Patricks Church in Ottawa, son of RICHARD ARMSTRONG and REBECCA DRAPER. Notes for ANNA KENNEDY: In the 1901 Nepean census, enumeration district 5, pg. 7 she is listed as Annie Kennedy. In the Fallowfield Parish register there is a baptism for a child of John Kennedy and Mary Watters born February 04, 1879 but the ink is very faded and the name looks like Bernard. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows Annie's age as being 12 years old making her birth year about 1879. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows Annie's age as being 21 years old and born February 03, 1879. Notes for ARCHIBALD ARMSTRONG: The Ottawa Journal ; September 01, 1949 pg. 27, pg. 30 ; He was 72 years of age. Died August 31, 1949. The obituary states his wife died in 1923. He was born in Aylwin Quebec. After he came to Ottawa, he worked for the Ottawa Electric Railway [OER] for 46 years. He was survived by one son Milton [ the notice in the classified ads stated Milton lived in Wrightville but the longer notice earlier in the paper stated Milton lived in Ottawa ]. and 2 daughters, Mrs. L. Backs of Ottawa and Mrs. Mildred McConnell of Luskville, Quebec, and 6 grandchildren. ARMSTRONG, Allan E. Peacefully at home on Saturday, January 6, 2001 at age 74. Beloved husband of Lois (nee Fulford). Dear father of Clifford (Bonnie), Shirley and Bryan (Roxanne). Cherished grandfather of Angela, Crystal and Connor Armstrong. Brother of Myrtle Montgomery, Edna McAlpine, Milton Armstrong (Augusta), Graham Armstrong (Marion) and predeceased by Gordon, Claude, Eddie, Lorne and Kenneth Armstrong. Friends may call at the Carp Valley Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington Street, Carp, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Carp, on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Spring Interment St. James Anglican Cemetery. For those wishing, a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Children of ANNA KENNEDY and ARCHIBALD ARMSTRONG are: i. MILTON ARMSTRONG, b. Unknown. Notes for MILTON ARMSTRONG: Marjorie Mae (nee Walker) Suddenly, at home on Sunday, October 31, 1999 at the age of 81 years. Beloved wife for 58 years of Captain (Ret'd) Milton "Mike" Armstrong. Beloved mother of Sharon (Douglas Terry). Predeceased by son Robert Wayne Armstrong (1965). Grandmother of Jason Laplante, and Sarah Laplante. Sister of Stan (Hazel) of Parksville, BC, Frank (Joyce) of Ashton, ON, Jim (Diane) of Vernon, BC, and the late Bob (Sybil) of Detroit, Michigan, USA. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore and Baseline) on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 3rd, at 1:30 p.m., followed by inurnment at Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marj's memory to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be most appreciated. ii. L. ARMSTRONG, b. Unknown. iii. MILDRED ARMSTRONG, b. Unknown. iv. KENNETH J. ARMSTRONG, b. 1919, Nepean, Ontario; d. 1940, Ottawa, Ontario. Notes for KENNETH J. ARMSTRONG: Buried with John Kennedy and Mary Watters in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario More About KENNETH J. ARMSTRONG: Burial: 1940, Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa 5. JOHN JACK4 KENNEDY (MARY3 WATTERS, BRYAN2 WATERS, JAMES1) was born December 05, 1883 in Nepean, Ontario, and died May 02, 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario. He married ESTHER ANGES ROBERT Unknown in ?. Notes for JOHN JACK KENNEDY: Obituary states he lived at 736 Cooper Street but died in the hospital. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows John's age as being 8 years making his birth year about 1883. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows John's age as being 17 years old and born December 05, 1883. Notes for ESTHER ANGES ROBERT: Her last address was 24 Oxford Street in Ottawa. Buried in Notre Dame cemetery. Children of JOHN KENNEDY and ESTHER ROBERT are: i. RUSSELL JOHN5 KENNEDY, b. 1921, Ottawa, Ontario; d. April 08, 1975, Ottawa, Ontario. Notes for RUSSELL JOHN KENNEDY: Died before his mother in 1980 stated in her obituary. Buried in Notre Dame cemetery. ii. GORDON KENNEDY, b. Unknown. Notes for GORDON KENNEDY: Listed in his mothers obituary as living in Hamilton, Ontario. iii. VERNON KENNEDY, b. Unknown. iv. MAYNARD KENNEDY, b. Unknown. v. JIMMY KENNEDY, b. Unknown. vi. DAVID KENNEDY, b. Unknown. 6. FRANK4 KENNEDY (MARY3 WATTERS, BRYAN2 WATERS, JAMES1) was born April 11, 1887 in Nepean, Ontario, and died February 17, 1964 in Ottawa, Ontario. He married ANNE MCDONNELL Unknown in ?. Notes for FRANK KENNEDY: Birth taken from the 1901 Nepean census. The Ottawa Citizen, Feb. 19, 1964 - page 38 shows his obituary. Lived at 81 Eccles Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Died in hospital at the age of 77 years. Buried in Notre Dame cemetery. In the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 2, page 53 shows Francis's age as being 6 years old making his birth year about 1885. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 7 shows Frank's age as being 16 years old and born April 11, 1887. Children of FRANK KENNEDY and ANNE MCDONNELL are: i. DORIS5 KENNEDY, b. 1918, ?; d. Unknown, ?; m. WILLIAM MCCLOSKEY, Unknown, ?. ii. LINUS KENNEDY, b. 1930; d. 1973. iii. HUBERT KENNEDY, b. Unknown. iv. DESMOND KENNEDY, b. Unknown. v. GLADYS KENNEDY, b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?; m. LEONARD O'REILLY, Unknown, ?. vi. LEOLA KENNEDY, b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?; m. WILLIAM BURKE, Unknown, ?. vii. RITA KENNEDY, b. Unknown.
January 5, 2002 Hello Ken & Al Here's a picture of William Kennedys' tombstone. Tombstone of William Kennedy According to another researcher in Ottawa, Isabella Watt is buried there with him, but not listed on the stone. William remarried at age 70 and had 3 additional children. Now this Martha on his stone is interesting. I can't find a birth or death register on her, but I'm still looking. I haven't tried St. Patricks baptism files. I must write to them and ask them to search. Ken when you're ready, I'll email you the additional families associated with William & Isabella's group, such as the Hawleys, Costellos, Tierney, Houlahan, Brophy and so on. Take care for now. GO-LEAFS-GO, HE HE HE Taylor
February 8, 2002: Note: See also the Thomas Carroll web page
July 26, 2002: Kennedy-Craig Forest This forest is named after two families that were joined and intertwined when two Kennedy sisters married two Craig brothers. Gervais Craig (McCabe List # 440) left Ireland, County Tyrone, in 1816 and acquired land near Black Rapids in the 1840's. His original farmhouse was burnt down in the Great Fire of 1870 but the land was passed down through the families until it was expropriated in 1963 by the National Capital Commission and became part of the Greenbelt. William Kennedy lived in Nepean from 1831 to the 1850's and moved to Jockvale with a lot that included 300 acres of land. His family lived there for four generations. The original farmhouse was sold in 1946 and is adjoined today by the Barrhaven Fellowship Christian Reformed Church. (See photo near the top of this page). Source: Tracking the Origins of Nepean Park Names, "Nepean This Week", July 26, 2002, page 20. Other family/park names included in the article are Burnett, Clarke, Houlahan, Lytle, Moloughney, Mulligan, Rooney, Tierney, Andrew Haydon and Neill / Nesbitt. ... Al ============ July 28, 2002: Hi Al I'm just heading off to work. I saw your addition to the Kennedy file regarding the Kennedy and Craigs. Is this your research? Ottawa Citizen? a book? Just curious. The comments suggest the Kennedy Homestead is still standing. Williams son James had Micheal Joseph who married Ellen Brophy. It was their two daughters, Mary Dorothy who married Shanly Walter Craig and Margaret Clare who married Cecil Craig. NEW AD - Deaths (08/20/01) CRAIG, Dorothy Peacefully at St. Patrick's Home, Saturday, August 18, 2001. Mary Dorothy Kennedy age 92. Wife of the late Shanly Craig. Predeceased by brother Desmond (late Edna) and sisters Margaret (late Cecil Craig) and the late Betty Kennedy. Will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean (south of Fallowfield Road) Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service Monday in the Chapel of St. Patrick's Home at 2 p.m. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. In Memoriam donations to St. Patrick's Home appreciated. They were sisters to Desmond who wrote the Kennedy Story. Take care Taylor ============ Taylor: The article about the Craigs and Kennedys was in this weeks edition of a local community newspaper called "Nepean This Week". I'll send you a copy of the article. ... Al
October 15, 2002: More from Taylor and Joy: Joy You are correct that Michael Joseph was born May 2, 1877. I was just stating a comment from the "Kennedy Story" by Desmond Kennedy, son of Michael Joseph, regarding the ten years. Going to have to check the census for McGrath in 1901 and see if Alice and Teresa are of the same family. Chances are good that they are sisters seeing that the age difference between Michael Joseph Kennedy and Michael William Kennedy is only three years. Take care for now HAPPY THANKGIVING EVERYONE!!! Taylor ;) >From: "Joy" >Reply-To: >To: "Taylor Kennedy" >CC: >Subject: RE: Just came to-lite >Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 00:16:05 -0400 > > > Hi Taylor > >The birth date for Michael Joseph Kennedy in the Kennedy file you posted >under "William Kennedy (1) Isabella Watt and (2) Elizabeth Carroll also >Armstrong" This is the only Kennedy list I have. It has Michael Joseph >Kennedy 1874-1951. This 1874 birth date fits in with the ages of his >sisters >and brothers. Their birth dates being 1871-1872-1876 and 1878. If this is >correct it would make him 3 years older than his uncle Michael William. >Ellen Mary 1876-1946 was 70 when she died. Michael Joseph married Alice >McGrath in 1948 when he was 74. They were married 3 years before Michael >Joseph died. If Michael Joseph was 10 years older than his uncle Michael >William it would make him 81 when he married Alice McGrath.(not >impossible). >Teresa McGrath 1894-1990 (according to her obit) was 15 years younger than >Helena and Ellen Mary and was 54 in 1948 when Michael Joseph married Alice >McGrath. I doubt Alice McGrath was very young when she married Michael >Joseph I do think it is possible that Alice McGrath could be the daughter >of Teresa McGrath's parents Michael McGrath and Mary Ann Carroll. What do >you think? > > Joy
October 16, 2002: Taylor, Al and Joy; I checked out the 1901 Census for Nepean and March Townships, for McGrath and only found one reference to McGraths in the entire two townships: Census 1901, Ontario, Carleton County, District 52, Nepean Township, SubDist E-1: Page 12, Family 90: Peter McGRATH, Male, Head, Married, born 15 Apr 1838, Ireland, Age 62, Origin Irish, Emigrated 1860, RC, Labourer Mary F. McGRATH, Female, Wife, Married, Born 20 Apr 1838 Ireland, Age 62, Origin Irish, Emigrated 1860, RC Mary F. McCGRATH, Female, Daughter, Single, Born 2 Feb 1869 Ontario, Age 32, Origin Irish, RC Margaret A.F. McGRATH, Female, Daughter, Single, Born 3 Mar 1878 Ontario, Age 23, Origin Irish, RC John McGRATH, Male, Son, Single, Born 1 May 1879 Ontario, Age 21, Origin Irish, RC There were no other McGrath's in Nepean or March Townships in 1901. Where would Michael McGrath and Mary Ann Carroll be located in 1901, any ideas? Ken Armstrong
October 17, 2002: Thanks Taylor (again!) Hi Ken On the marriage register for Michael William Kennedy and Theresa (Teresa) McGrath, her place of birth is listed as Huntley Township. While looking for Manions, Kennedy's and Forrests in Huntley, I did come across a few McGrath families there. Joy William Ernest Swain married Mary Margaret Davis. Would she be the daughter of Michael Davis, nephew to Ann Margaret Davis who married James Kennedy? Michael William Kennedy's first child born was a son named William Ernest also. Just curious. Joy, Al, Ken GO LEAFS GO. GREAT HARD HITTING GAMES IN THE LAST TWO. Take care Taylor ______________ Taylor: The hockey is great this year, with the enforcing of the new rule so far. Warning: The Senators are off for eight days. They are lurking in the weeds, preparing to pounce on unsuspecting opponents, especially those wearing blue and white uniforms! ... Al
October 20, 2002: Thanks to Ken Armstrong for the following: Hi to all; I checked out the Huntley 1901 Census today, and I was surprised to find that the Township of Huntley is actually listed under the Lanark (North) County, Dist No. 80, anyway the attachment has the three McGrath families in the 1901 Huntley Census, I also transcribed all of the Kennedy's from the 1901 Huntley Census, and if anyone wants it, once I get it into electronic format, I will be glad to send it along. Unfortunately only John and Teresa are listed as children with the family of Michael McGrath and Mary Carroll. Ken Armstrong CENSUS 1901: Ontario, Lanark (North) County, Dist No. 80, Huntley Township, SubDist No. E-3 Source: NAC RG-31, Microfilm Reel T-6477, Schedule 1, Page 6 Family 55: McGARTH Michael, Male, Head, Married, Born 1 Nov 1851 Ontario, Age 49, Origin Irish, RC, Farmer McGRATH Mary A., Female, Wife, Married, Born Nov 1850 Ontario, Age 50, Origin Irish, RC McGRATH John A., Male, Son, Single, Born 14 Jul 1890 Ontario, Age 10, Origin Irish, RC McGRATH Teresa M., Female, Adopted Daughter, Single, Born Aug 1894 Ontario, Age 6, Origin Irish, RC CENSUS 1901: Ontario, Lanark (North) County, Dist No. 80, Huntley Township, SubDist No. E-3 Source: NAC RG-31, Microfilm Reel T-6477, Schedule 1, Page 2 Family 23: McGARTH Thomas, Male, Head, Single, Born Oct 1856 Ontario, Age 44, Origin Irish, RC, Farmer (not Sure of First Name) KENNEDY Michael, Male, Domestic, Single, Born Jun 1840 Ireland, Origin Irish, Emigrated 1848, RC, Farm Labourer CENSUS 1901: Ontario, Lanark (North) County, Dist No. 80, Huntley Township, SubDist No. E-4 Source: NAC RG-31, Microfilm Reel T-6477, Schedule 1, Page 6 Family 47: McGARTH John, Male, Head, Married, Born Oct 1848 Ontario, Age 52, Origin Irish, RC, Farmer McGRATH Margaret, Female, Wife, Married, Born Aug 1856 Ontario, Age 44, Origin Irish, RC McGRATH Margaret A., Female, Daughter, Single, Born 23 Nov 1879 Ontario, Age 21, Origin Irish, RC McGRATH Mary Jane, Female, Daughter, Single, Born 2 Feb 1882 Ontario, Age 19, Origin Irish, RC McGRATH Teresa, Female, Daughter, Single, Born 17 Mar 1884 Ontario, Age 16, Origin Irish, RC McGRATH Michael, Male, Son, Single, Born 1 Oct 1888 Ontario, Age 12, Origin Irish, RC McGRATH Joseph, Male, Son, Single, Born 28 Mar 1889 Ontario, Age 11, Origin Irish, RC McGRATH John, Male, Son, Single, Born 1 Nov 1891 Ontario, Age 9, Origin Irish, RC McGRATH Ellen, Female, Daughter, Single, Born 23 May 1893 Ontario, Age 7, Origin Irish, RC McGRATH Alphonsus??, Male, Son, Single, Born 15 Jan 1900 Ontario, Age 1, Origin Irish, RC (Hard to make out First Name)
also posted on October 20, 2002: Hi Guys Today there was an obit for Michael Kennedy who died Oct. 16, 2002 age 62, which puts him born circa 1940. He's the son of Lawrence and Annie Kennedy. My records show Lawrence John Kennedy born July 23, 1903, married Theresa "Annie" Ryan on June 21, 1932 in Corkery. The time frames are very, very close as the names. The deceased Michael will be buried in St. Michaels Cemetery in Corkery on Monday, so the likely hood is that I have the right family is good. Theresa "Annie" Ryan, known as Annie, was the daughter of James Ryan and Anne Sullivan. She was born Nov. 14, 1902 and died May 19, 1986. Lawrence died Jan. 11, 1990. Lawrence was the son of Lawrence Michael "Mick" Kennedy and Jane McGahey. They were married Jan. 28, 1902. Births can only be retreived from the Archives to 1903. Law. Michael Kennedy bought one of the brick houses Jeremiah O'Brien built for his sons. (Ogilvie, p. 141) Lawrence Michael "Mick" Kennedy was born June 2, 1866 to Hugh Kennedy and his second wife (cousin of the first wife) Hanora O'Grady. And Hugh Kennedy being born Sept. 9, 1827 to John Kennedy and Margaret Manion. Thought you'd be interested. Take care Taylor =========================== October 20, 2002: Hello again Now I know I have the right family. Here's the tombstone inscription from St. Michael's Cemetery in Corkery. Jane McGahey, wife of M.L. Kennedy, died January 6, 1908, aged 34 years. Rest in Peace. Eileen Kennedy, 1944 - 1965 Raymond Kennedy, 1947 - 1948 Michael L. Kennedy, died June 1, 1931, age 65 years. Take care Taylor PS Here's the obit : NEW AD - Obituaries (10/18/02) KENNEDY, Michael Kennedy, Michael James (62). Surrounded by people who loved him, Michael passed away October 16, 2002. Beloved son of the late Lawrence and Annie Kennedy. Beloved brother of Dorothy (Mrs. Logan Hines) Grand Bahamas; Teresa (Mrs. Bob McGoey) Burlington; Betty Babcock, Kingston, Desmond Kennedy (Joan), North Carolina. Predeceased by sisters Doreen, Eileen and baby brother Raymond. Mike became a founding member of the L'Arche-Ottawa Community when he joined Allelulia House in 1974. Mike will be sadly missed by those whom he loved and those who loved him for all his gifts. Michael deeply touched the lives of many assistants who lived with him at Allelulia and Mountainview. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to all the members of the L'Arche community for their caring and commitment to Mike. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave. at Richmond Rd. on Sunday, October 20, 2002, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Basil's Roman Catholic Church, 940 Rex Avenue, Ottawa on Monday October 21, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at St. Michael's cemetery in Corkery at 1:30 p.m. As expression of sympathy donations to L'Arche Ottawa, 11 Rossland Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K2G 2K2.
January 4, 2003: -al just a note of interest there were two mick kennedys on jockvale road side by side one married a brophy the other a watt ... Lorne Burnett
January 8, 2003: Hello: My interest is in the name KENNEDY and where the Kennedy families lived in Canada, most particularly in the Ottawa/Aylmer area. I have Kennedy relations who married into the Connelly and Robillard families. Maybe Taylor Kennedy has some knowledge about these families? Thank you. Joan Wilson New Brunswick _______________________________________________ Hello Joan: Thank You for the e mail. I will say that Taylor Kennedy is the 'Fountain Head of knowledge' about the Kennedy Family. I hope he can help you. Kathy Adamson _______________________________________________ Hi Joan My name is Taylor Kennedy and I was born in Peggy's Cove, Halifax, however I was the only one born out of province. The rest of my family is from Ottawa. In Carleton there are Kennedy's who are Irish and Scottish, who are Roman Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians and so on. I have dealt with mainly the R.C,'s in Nepean, Huntley and parts of Ottawa who were all Irish. If you can give me a small time frame, Religion, Orgin etc I could probably tell you real quick whether I have information on them. Take care Taylor
January 12, 2004: THE OTTAWA PACKET ---- SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1848 -- Obituary - "Kennedy; In this town, on the 22nd instant, Mr. James Kennedy, Innkeeper, formerly of the Parish of Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 35 years." Al and Ken: The above James Kennedy, this one, is I believe, the younger brother of William Kennedy. For two reasons, the first being - James Kennedy was the godfather of William Kennedy and Isabella Watt's first born, Judy (Julia) and Elizabeth Watt was godmother. Usually, a brother and sister as godparents to the parents, and does not appear mentioned any more within the family. [Was his death natural?] Secondly, Terryglass is within the Borrisokane Parish, a collection of small parishes into one. It was shortly after this that William had money to buy the farms in Nepean. --- These are very interesting circumstances, well worth chewing for a while.
October 27, 2005: Welcome to Joe Dougherty who is another Kennedy relative! Hello Al and Ken Hope you are keeping well with all those OTTAWA SENATORS wins, but when they lose, don't come crying to me. Gentlemen, (thanks for giving us the benefit of the doubt ... Al) the following email is from Joe Dougherty of Philadelphia. He has been researching his wife's Kennedy connection, and we just happen to be a missing link for him. She is descended from Lawrence Kennedy and Bridget Costello. I did inform him of you two characters and I am copying Joe in case you would like to correspond. I have gone ahead and sent Joe a Kennedy Gedcom file, which he will open in the morning after work. I wanted to keep you guys a breast of events, as usual. Take care for now ... Taylor _________________ Here is Joe's e-mail to Taylor: Hello Taylor, Thanks for responding so quickly. I haven't confirmed that William's mother was a Costello. I would have to order his death certificate from City Hall. Our William died on October 29, 1918. I assume it was the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic that swept the nation that year but again I would have to get his death certificate. William was married to Mary "Mame" Fleming b.1887, d. 11/11/23. They had two children ... (more recent family info deleted ... Al) As far as the census, Lawrence stated he was born in Canada along with his wife Bridget. They also listed that their parents were born in Canada. In the 1910 Census, William states he was born in Pennsylvania, USA, parents born in Canada. William is living with his sister Anna who states she was born in Canada as well as her parents. I should mention that the 1910 census indicated Anna (31yrs old) and William (26 yrs old) living at 2619 Federal St., and in the 1920 Census, Lawrence (65 yrs old) and Bridget (65 yrs old) are living at 2624 Federal St. along with their two children; Mary (37 yrs old) and Lawrence Jr. (32 yrs old) - both born in Pa. My only link to the Bridget Costello name is the fact that Anna Kennedy was born in Canada, 1879 and her parents were Lawrence & Bridget Kennedy. When I searched the LDS records along with Ancestry.com., the only Anna Kennedy born in 1879 was the daughter of Lawrence Kennedy and Bridget Costello. It is my belief that Lawrence Kennedy and Bridget Costello were both born in Canada and had three children; John b. 1876, Isabella b. 1877, Annie b.1879. They immigrated to Philadelphia abt. 1883 and had Mary, William b. 1884, and Lawrence Jr. b. 1888. I would assume Margaret was born between 1884 & 1888 and most likely was married in 1920. It is interesting that you heard of a Philadelphia connection with Anna being a nurse. Let me know what you think regarding the connection of this Phila. Kennedy with your Kennedys. I would like to mention that I have being doing my family tree for several years and started to do the research for my wife's family but came up with more questions concerning the Kennedy family so I just moved on to her other family members. I was recently contacted by Elizabeth Garland, wife of Charles Garland Jr. She sent me an Email which prompted me to begin my search again. I will forward her Email to you. I appreciate your help and I hope you are the missing link to put the families together but ultimately I believe I will have to get William's death certificate to confirm the Costello connection. This is getting lengthy and my two fingers need a break - talk to you later, ... Joe Dougherty
April 22, 2007: Hi All, Thought that I would send you a line regarding some more information regarding the family tree.. A little background to start with....... My great great great grandfather on my maternal side was William Kennedy who was married to Isabella Watt. From there they had James Kennedy who married Margaret Davis and they had a son named William Kennedy who married Julia McMahon. They had moved to Vancouver and had a daughter named Elizabeth and she had 3 children. Two sons Neil and Bruce and a daughter named Claire. Susan Marsh-Marconi ___________________________ Hello Susan It is nice to see you have returned, unknowingly, to the original Kennedy farm site. You are the first contact of the Vancouver area since 2000. Do you have Family Tree Maker? or a program that will accept a "gedcom file". I would love to have you information from James and Julia Kennedy. There is a good write up in the Kennedy Story ( book about 120 pages) of James & Margaret Davis. So much to say, I don't know where to begin. What would you like? I can give you all what I have. While you are in the neighborhood of Barrhaven, scoot down to St. Patrick's Church down the road and visit the tombstone of your William Kennedy, who is listed on the stone, white one, and Isabella is buried there according to the records but not listed on the stone. I have the pictures on a CD I need to download and will send them off. Take care for now Taylor Kennedy
August 18, 2010: Al Couldn't get back to sleep so I did some searches in the paper and came across the following, my grandfather's sister-in-law. I wondered what happened to them. Taylor Ottawa Citizen – December 1, 1959 Mrs. Thomas Kennedy, nee Anastasia Oakley London (special) – Mrs. Thomas Kennedy, 71, the former Anastasia Oakley of Almonte died Saturday at the home of her son Thomas, 11 Leith Maisons, Grantulay Road, London England, following a heart attack. Mrs. Kennedy before her marriage was an employee of the Bell Canada Telephone Company for 14 years and during the First World War was in charge of the switchboard at the Imperial Munitions Board in Ottawa. She has also worked as a supervisor for the telephone company in Toronto and Gloucester, Massachusettes. She moved to New York in 1922 where she married Thomas Kennedy, a native of Nepean Township and one time manager of the Ottawa Stars hockey team. He died in 1937. She moved to London in 1954 to live with her son, an editor with Reuters News Agency, and his family. Surviving in addition to her son, are a grandson, Michael Guerdon; one sister Mrs. Leo O’Connell of Ottawa, and nieces and nephews, all of Ottawa. Services will be Wednesday in St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church here. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, here. ... Taylor Kennedy
January 25, 2012: Thanks to Taylor for the following: Paul Best of 2012 That was an interesting read and perhaps you can send to your cousin the following. Ambrose Joseph McEvoy born 25 October 1893, baptized 26th October 1893, son of John McEvoy and Mary Ann Buckles married Eleanor Keane Danis, widow, daughter of John Keane and Catherine Devine on October 16th, 1923. Her sister Mary Loyla Keane married William (Buckey) Lewis Taylor, my grand uncle. Her boys worked at the McEvoy Funeral Home. She is pictured centered with the hat. My parents are in that picture also. I have also spoken with Michael Daley many times since 2000, a contributor to the book. He is about 80 and still farms but needs to sell his cows now. He is a historian for Osgoode Township. Thanks for the link ... Taylor Kennedy
Kennedy and Taylor family, Crichton Street, Ottawa, Canada

October 27, 2013: Apparently my great great grandfather's tombstone is no longer at St. Patrick's in Fallowfield. Larry Scanlan is a great great grandson who went to Ottawa on Friday to look for it from Philadelphia. Do you have an email address for Houlahan, the lawyer who takes care of the cemetery????? Thanks Al ____________________________________________ Hi Taylor: I think that your best bet is to contact the church by telephone. Here is their web site: http://www.stpatricks.nepean.on.ca/ . One of the contacts at the church is Kathleen Kennedy, probably a relative of yours and Larry Scanlan. The churches all have a Cemetery Board who look after this kind of thing and Houlahan, the lawyer, may be in charge of the Cemetery Board. Unfortunately, quite often the older tombstones get removed because someone makes an arbitrary decision that they are dangerous, especially to kids. It’s happened with my ancestors. Good luck – I hope this works out for you. Say “hi” to Cheryl for us. ... Al __________________________________________ Thank you Al I have sent my inquiry to Kathleen Kennedy. Here is a picture of my great great grandmothers tombstone found there this weekend by Larry. Taylor
Tombstone for Isabella Watt Kennedy Tombstone for James Kennedy and Margaret Davis

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