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James W. Kenna

Male 1838 - Aft 1915  (77 years)


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  • Name James W. Kenna 
    Born 27 Jul 1838  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Aug 1850  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 12 
    Military Draft Jun 1863  Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Civil War 
    Age: 25 
    Census 09 Jul 1870  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 31 
    Census 1 Jun 1880  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 40 
    Census 18 Jun 1880  Troy, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 41 
    Address:
    6 Jay Street
    Troy, NY 
    Census 11 Jun 1900  Troy, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 62 
    Census 22 Apr 1910  116 12th Street, Troy, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 72 
    Census 1 Jun 1915  Tory, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 76 
    Address:
    116 12th Street 
    Died Aft 1915 
    Person ID I309  Default
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2017 

    Father William Kenna, Sr.,   b. abt. 1815, County Cook, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1881, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Married 1837 or earlier  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married when they immigrated on the Ship Troy
    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.
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet

    Family Katherine Londergam/Lannigan,   b. Abt. 1842, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1861  [1, 9, 10
    Residence 1870  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. William L Kenna,   b. 7 Dec 1862, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas F. Kenna,   b. Sep 1866, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 4 1915, Troy, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     3. Walter H. Kenna,   b. Jun 1868, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Katherine F. Kenna,   b. Apr 1878, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2007 
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1910 US Census Troy NY James W Kenna
    1910 US Census Troy NY James W Kenna
    116 Twelfth Street
    James W Kenna, 72, Widow
    William J, 49
    Thomas F, 45
    Walter H, 41
    Katherine F, 36
    Margaret, 59
    Anna, 45
    (Note: The last two are listed as daughters but ages do not match up with previous census data for this family. Based on the ages and names these two could be James W.'s sisters)
    Civil War Draft Registration - James Kenna b 1838
    Civil War Draft Registration - James Kenna b 1838
    This document shows James being registered for the Civil War draft in June 1863. His age is listed as 25, his occupation as Blacksmith and he is married.
    1915 NY State Census - James W. Kenna
    1915 NY State Census - James W. Kenna
    James W. Kenna(76, head), William J. Kenna (52, son), Walter H. Kenna (46, son), Catherine F. Kenna (33, daughter), Margaret Kenna (55, sister), Anna Kenna (50, sister)
    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.
    Thomas F. Kenna Surrogate Court - 1
    Thomas F. Kenna Surrogate Court - 1
    Estate papers

    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
    Mary Kenna (b. 1818) Obit - Journal and Courier, May 14, 1899
    Mary Kenna (b. 1818) Obit - Journal and Courier, May 14, 1899

    Albums
    Thomas F. Kenna Estate
    Thomas F. Kenna Estate (8)
    Troy NY Surrogate Court papers regarding his estate after his death. He was survived by his father, two brothers and sister.

  • Sources 
    1. [S88] Civil War Pension File - Mary Kenna, (NARA).

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

    3. [S41] 1870 US Census - Little Falls NY (James and Kate Kenna), (www.ancestry.com).

    4. [S12] 1880 US Census - William Kenna.

    5. [S110] 1880 US Census - Troy NY - James W and Catherine Kenna, (www.ancestry.com).

    6. [S40] 1900 US Census - Rensselaer NY (James W Kenna), (www.ancestry.com).

    7. [S121] 1910 US Census Troy NY James W Kenna.

    8. [S149] 1915 NY State Census.

    9. [S30] 1870 Census - Herkimer County, NY, 6 Jul 1870.
      Census record seems to support marriage of James Kenna and Katherine Londergam.

    10. [S91] Baptisms and Marriages 1852-1908 St. Mary's Church Little Falls NY.

    11. [S41] 1870 US Census - Little Falls NY (James and Kate Kenna), (www.ancestry.com), 09 Jul 1870.