Biography of Edwin T. Kennedy


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Kennedy, Edwin T., was born in the town of Ellisburgh, Jefferson county, N. Y., in 1839, a son of Leonard L. Leonard L. was born in 1809, a son of Thomas W. and Catharine (Lewis) Kennedy, who in 1811 came to Ellisburgh and located on the farm now owned by the subject, and there lived and died. Leonard L. married Caroline P., daughter of Edwin and Nancy (Earl) Potter, and they had two sons and two daughters: Edwin T., Charles E. of Ellisburgh, Louisa E., who died in 1879, and Hattie, wife of J. P. Cooper. Mr. Kennedy died in 1897. Edwin T. Kennedy was educated in his native town, and in August, 1862, enlisted in Company B, 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, participating in the battles of Petersburg, Cold Harbor, Cedar Creek and others; he served until the close of the war. In 1873 he married Betsey, a daughter of Daniel 14. and Nancy (Martin) Cook, and they have one son, Irving E., who was reared and educated in Ellisburgh, and on December 29, 1896, married Helen, daughter of Henry Williams. Irving C. is a farmer and lives on the homestead. Charles B., brother of Edwin T., was born in 1852 and married Genevieve, daughter of Miles and Sarah W. (Stacy) Hackley. Edwin T. is one of the leading farmers of Ellisburgh, owning 190 acres and at present resides in Mannsville. In politics he is a Republican.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898