Biography of Michael Kennedy
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Kennedy, Michael, was born in 1842 in County Tipperary, Ireland, a son of William Kennedy. Michael came to America with his parents in 1849 and settled in Canada, and a year later came to Walworth, Wayne county. March 15, 1862, he enlisted in the 105th and 94th N. Y. Volunteer Infantry and served till the close of the war, participating in the following battles: Cedar Mountain, South Mountain, Antietam and Bull Run; also Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was from August 19, 1864, to February 28, 1865, a prisoner at Belle Isle, Libby and Salisbury prisons. He participated in both Fredericksburg battles, and also many skirmishes. Mr. Kennedy takes an active part in local politics in the town of Clarendon, where he has lived since 1873. He is engaged in farming and speculating in live stock.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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