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James Kenna, Jr.[1, 2]

Male 1840 - 1880  (40 years)


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  • Name James Kenna 
    • Fair hair and complexion with blue eyes and 5' 7.5" tall at age 21. This according to his Civil War muster roll card.
    Suffix Jr. 
    Nickname Jas 
    Born 1840  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 26 Jul 1850  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 9 
    Census 12 Jul 1860  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 20 
    Military Enlistment 25 Dec 1861  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 21 
    Military Service 18 Feb 1862  Boonville, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Company I, 97th Regiment of NY Volunteers - Corporal 
    Age: 22 
    Military 06 Nov 1863  Bristol Station, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Injured from a strike to the head with a musket by a Henry A. Cramer from company 'D', 97th regiment after James Kenna reproved him for leaving his post. 
    Age: 23 
    Military Discharge 14 Sep 1864  Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Civil War, Union; Disabled 
    Age: 24 
    Census 7 Jun 1870  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 30 
    Census 1875  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 36 
    Census 4 Jun 1880  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Age: 40 
    Employment Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Caretaker for Catholic cemetery  
    Died 11 Oct 1880  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Notes 
    Person ID I48  Default
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2011 

    Father James Kenna, Sr.,   b. 1809, Ballingarry, Limerick County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1886, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Honora L. Rorke,   b. Abt 1820, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1881, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet

    Family Anna C. Fralick,   b. 1846, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1899, Chicago, Cook, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1866  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • The person signing the marriage certificate (S. B. Gregory) signed it the day after they were married. Does this mean they were married in a church or by a paster on 30 AUG 1866 (Thursday) and the certificate was completed with the local authorities the next day (Friday)?
    Children 
    +1. William James Kenna,   b. 16 Apr 1867, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1941, Tacoma, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Jennie Kenna,   b. 26 Dec 1868, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1876, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2006 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Civil War Muster Roll - James Kenna b. 1840
    Civil War Muster Roll - James Kenna b. 1840
    1875 NY State Census Herkimer Little Falls
    1875 NY State Census Herkimer Little Falls
    Includes the families of James Kenna Sr (1809-1886) and James Kenna Jr (1840-1880) living next to each other. There are few names that could not be confirmed: Ida A Kenna (F, age 5).

    The family of John Cantlin seems to live next door and is from Ireland and the name shows up on other documents.

    Headstones
    James Kenna, Jr.
    James Kenna, Jr.
    Photo and the notes on it from Winifred Kenna, Grand Daughter of James Kenna. Unknown date for the photo. Inscription appears to read: "SERG. CO. I 97 REG. N.Y. V"
    James Kenna, Jr.
    James Kenna, Jr.
    Inscription says: James Kenna Jr., SERG CO. I, 97th REG, N.Y. V., 1840 - 1880.
    Located at latitude N4302.751', longitude W7452.003'. The grave is located next to a fence and large tree along the Church St. side of the cemetery. Click here for the google map location.
    Kenna Plot - Cemetery Map
    Kenna Plot - Cemetery Map
    This is a shot of a map of the Little Falls Church St. cemetery as used by the caretaker. The red box indicates the location for the "Kenna Plot", which was owned by Anna C. (Fralick) Kenna.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] 1880 US Census - James and Anna Kenna (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S88] Civil War Pension File - Mary Kenna, (NARA).
      Witness to the names and ages of the children of Mary and William Kenna Sr.; Also states he is a cousin to them.

    3. [S42] 1880 US Census - Little Falls NY (James & Anna Kenna), (www.ancestry.com), 1 (Reliability: 4), 4 Jun 1880.

    4. [S75] 1850 US Census - Little Falls NY (James Kenna).

    5. [S69] 1860 US Census - Little Falls NY (James and Hannah Kanoy).

    6. [S68] Civil War Pension File - James & Anna Kenna, (NARA).

    7. [S4] Roll of the NY 97th Vol. Inf., George A. Hardin and Frank H. Willard, (D. Mason and Co., 1893).

    8. [S60] 1870 US Census - Little Falls NY (James and Ann Kanna), (www.ancestry.com) (Reliability: 1).

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

    10. [S42] 1880 US Census - Little Falls NY (James & Anna Kenna), (www.ancestry.com).

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

    12. [S26] Obituary for James Kenna Jr., (Herkimer Daily - 20 Oct 1880), 1 (Reliability: 2), 20 Oct 1880.

    13. [S68] Civil War Pension File - James & Anna Kenna, (NARA).
      Widow's pension application form

    14. [S65] Marriage License - James Kenna and Anna Fralick (Reliability: 1).