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William Kenna, Sr.[1]

Male Abt 1815 - 1881  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name William Kenna 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born abt. 1815  County Cook, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    IMMIGRATION 14 Jun 1837  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Ship Troy from Liverpool, England 
    Age: 23 
    • Immigration Record
      Name: William Kenna
      Arrival Date: Jun 14, 1837
      Age: 23
      Gender: M
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Port of Departure: Liverpool
      Place of Origin: Ireland
      Occupation: Farmer (may have been one in Ireland? Typo?)
      Destination: United States of America
      Ship: Ship Troy
      Microfilm Serial Number: M237
      Microfilm Roll Number: 34
      Microfilm List #458, page 4
    Land 12 Oct 1839  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    James and William Kenna buy the north half of lot #4 on fourth street for $250 from Christian and Catherine Lhaus (?). The 1809 Beekman map is the reference. 
    Naturalization 11 Oct 1842  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Declaration of intention to become a citizen. He would need to wait three more years to complete the process and petition for naturalization. 
    Census 1 Aug 1850  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 34 
    Census 1855  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    NY State Census 
    Age: 38 
    Military Enlistment 6 Jan 1864  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Co H, 16th Regiment, NY Heavy Artillery Volunteers 
    Census 1865  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 50 
    Military Discharge Aug 1865  [7
    Census 6 Jul 1870  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Age: 55 
    Census 1875  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Age: 60 
    Census 1 Jun 1880  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 64 
    Died 2 Feb 1881  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 13, 14, 15
    Military Service Jun 1890  Troy, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Supplement to the 1890 Census that documents his Civil War service and his widow Mary. 
    Buried Old St. Mary's Cemetery, Little Falls, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Worked as a grave digger at the Catholic church after the Civil War with his nephew (who had one arm). [7]
    Person ID I210  Default
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2014 

    Father Kenna 
    Mother Unknown 
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Fox,   b. 1818, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1899, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [1, 2, 9, 10, 17
    Married 1837 or earlier  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married when they immigrated on the Ship Troy
    Children 
    +1. James W. Kenna,   b. 27 Jul 1838, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1915  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Thomas Mortimer Kenna,   b. 28 Aug 1840, St. Johnsonville, Montgomery Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1919, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. William Kenna, Jr.,   b. 25 Sep 1842, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1864, Cold Harbor, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     4. Catharine Kenna,   b. 26 Nov 1844, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary E. Kenna,   b. 25 Nov 1847, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret Kenna,   b. 13 Aug 1852, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ellen Kenna,   b. 16 Apr 1854, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Edward Kenna,   b. 03 Apr 1857, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Anna Kenna,   b. 13 Feb 1859
    Albums
    Passenger Ship Troy 13 JUL 1839
    Passenger Ship Troy 13 JUL 1839 (7)
    The "Troy" arrived at the port of New York July 13,1839 from Liverpool, England. This ship was built in 1834 in New York, the builder was "Brown & Bell", the owners were a family named "Macy". It was renamed "Aristides" when sold foreign prior to 1858. [Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing List by Brian - 18 October 1997]

    http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/shipt.htm

    Page 4 has information on William and Mary Kenna. The columns are:

    Name, Age (Years, Months), Sex, Occupation, Country From, Country to Inhabit


    William (Wm) Kenna is 23, a Farmer from Ireland, and his wife Mary is 23 too.
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Extract from passenger list, the Ship Troy arriving in New York, NY from Liverpool, London on 14 Jun 1837.
    Extract from passenger list, the Ship Troy arriving in New York, NY from Liverpool, London on 14 Jun 1837.
    1875 NY State Census - William Kenna (b. 1815)
    1875 NY State Census - William Kenna (b. 1815)
    1870 US Census Little Falls NY - William and Mary Kenna
    1870 US Census Little Falls NY - William and Mary Kenna
    1855 NY State Census - William Kenna (Kana) and Mary Fox
    1855 NY State Census - William Kenna (Kana) and Mary Fox
    Little Falls, Herkimer, NY.
    It shows that William and Mary have been living in Little Falls for 12 years and that William is a naturalized citizen. Mary's mother (Catherine, widowed) and sister (Margaret) are living with them and have been in Little Falls for 5 years.

    Headstones
    Burials at Old St. Mary's Cemetery
    Burials at Old St. Mary's Cemetery
    This page is from the "Old Cemetery" for the Old St. Mary's cemetery of St. Mary's Church in Little Falls, NY. The book now belongs to the Holy Family Parish church in Little Falls.

    Histories
    Kennas in the 1840 to 1880 Little Falls, NY Census
    Kennas in the 1840 to 1880 Little Falls, NY Census
    Intention for Citizenship - William Kenna
    Intention for Citizenship - William Kenna
    Immigration of William Kenna & Mary Fox
    Immigration of William Kenna & Mary Fox
    Mary Kenna (b. 1818) Obit - Journal and Courier, May 14, 1899
    Mary Kenna (b. 1818) Obit - Journal and Courier, May 14, 1899

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] 1880 US Census - William Kenna.

    2. [S13] 1855 NY State Census - William and Mary Kenna Extract.

    3. [S23] Obituary for Mary Fox (Kenna), (Herkimer Daily - 15 Mar 1899), 1 (Reliability: 2), 15 Mar 1899.

    4. [S98] Passenger List - Ship Troy - Wm Kenna.

    5. [S117] Land Purchase James and William Kenna.

    6. [S43] 1850 US Census - Little Falls NY (William Kenna), (www.ancestry.com), 1 (Reliability: 2), 1 Aug 1850.

    7. [S88] Civil War Pension File - Mary Kenna, (NARA).

    8. [S100] Civil War Service Record - William Kenna Sr.

    9. [S15] 1865 NY State Census - Kenna.

    10. [S30] 1870 Census - Herkimer County, NY.

    11. [S89] 1870 US Census - William and Mary Kenna.

    12. [S14] 1875 NY State Census - Kenna.

    13. [S16] Kenna Surname - Little Falls Cemeteries.

    14. [S29] Obituary for William Kenna, (Herkimer Daily - 9 Feb 1881) (Reliability: 2), 9 Feb 1881.
      The dates and place of this obituary would connect it to this individual. Based on the age in the obit the year of birth is either 1812 or 1813.

    15. [S23] Obituary for Mary Fox (Kenna), (Herkimer Daily - 15 Mar 1899), 1 (Reliability: 2), 15 Mar 1899.
      His wife's obit validates death date

    16. [S57] 1890 Veterans Schedule - William Kenna, (www.ancestry.com).

    17. [S43] 1850 US Census - Little Falls NY (William Kenna), (www.ancestry.com).